As a pretty big nerd, I love to obsess over sports uniforms. When I was little, I would rank every NFL team by favorite uniform (always Dallas) to least favorite (always the Bengals.)

Anyone who has paid attention to sports in the last decade has realized we’re in the midst of a glorious era of uniforms, most of it started by the Oregon Ducks college football team. Oregon, backed by Nike, kicked off the trend last decade with bright neon colors and dozens of uniform combinations.

Before long, other teams and other sports started to get involved. After all, more uniforms equals more things for people to buy. And more things to buy equals more money. Everyone wins.

I’m a pretty progressive person, so I support all new uniform designs (except the skin-tight, sleeved NBA jerseys from a couple of years ago. Oh, and anything with camouflage,) so I have an infatuation with minor league baseball. So many of the teams have hilarious names (Montgomery Biscuits, anyone? Their logo is a damn biscuit, it’s awesome.)

They also love to pump out gimmick uniforms. Some of the lower minor league teams do things like Harry Potter night, where the uniforms are designed like clothing items from that famous film franchise, which is something I can really get behind.

Which brings me to our hometown Drillers. They have a very clean uniform design, a great logo that draws an easy visual line to the city of Tulsa, what more could you ask for?

Well, for July 4th, when the Drillers host Corpus Christi, they’ve decided to with a new jersey set. It’s a blue top with red and white striped sleeves, meant to look like the flag. But it’s what’s underneath the team’s logo that caught some eyes on Twitter.

Paul Lukas, who runs the fabulous uni-watch site, posted this on Twitter this afternoon.

Whoops? That’s obviously the Preamble to the Constitution, which was signed in 1787, more than a decade after the Declaration of Independence.

Did the Drillers make a big mistake? Well, maybe. I mean, technically speaking, the Declaration of Independence wasn’t really signed on July 4, 1776, anyway. It was signed over a period of time, so maybe we should cut the Drillers some slack. Their hearts were in the right place.

And the jersey itself is more tasteful than the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers uniform planned for July 4, so we’ve got that going for us.