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throwback Thursday

A social media phenomenon in which older pictures (such as childhood photos) are posted on Thursday with the phrase (often abbreviated "TBT") as an accompanying hashtag or caption. I'm going to post my second grade class picture for throwback Thursday! Me at my senior prom! #throwbackThursday
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throw someone or something back

to return someone or something by tossing. The sailor climbed out of the water into the boat, and his mates grabbed him and threw him back. That was their idea of fun. Karen threw back the undersize fish.
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throw something back

Sl. to eat or drink something quickly. He threw a beer back and got up and left. She threw back a beer.
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throw back

1. Hinder the progress of, check, as in His illness threw his schooling back a year, or The troops were thrown back by a barrage of fire. [First half of 1800s]
2. Revert to an earlier type or stage, as in That dog throws back to his wolf ancestors. This usage gave rise to the noun throwback, a reversion to a former stage or type. [Second half of 1800s]
3. throw back on. Cause to depend on, make reliant on, as in When the violinist didn't show up, they were thrown back on the pianist. [Mid-1800s]
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throw back

1. To return something with a throw: The catcher threw the ball back. The players threw back the ball to the coach.
2. To fling something, such as a body part, backward: I threw back my head in laughter at that scene. The player threw his arm back to catch that ball.
3. To return some fish to the water after catching it: When you throw a fish back, hold it in the current until it recovers. Throw back the trout—it's too small to keep.
4. To hinder the progress of someone or something; check someone or something: The lack of money threw back the project. The storm threw the schedule back.
5. Slang To drink something, especially alcohol, in one draft by suddenly tilting: We threw back a couple of beers. The club members are at the bar throwing shots back.
6. throw back on To cause someone to depend on someone or something; make someone reliant on someone or something: The economic downturn threw us back on our own resources.
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Considering that the team had already used 1955 throwbacks in the past, the new throwback choices were not honorific items, but merely new products added to the team's inventory.
The criticism of the throwbacks as a blatant promotional tool was furthered by the financial indiscretions of the McCourt family, who while "using the Dodgers and related assets as collateral--had racked up a staggering $459 million in debt, much of which was used personally.
Jerseys then, as the example of the Dodgers' throwbacks has revealed, comprise a critical library of commemorative material that have strong, evocative appeals.
The case study reveals how difficult it is to materially represent a complex history, yet MLB teams continue to deploy throwbacks with little concern for historical accuracy or consistency.
Driven by attempts to expand merchandise offerings, teams that offer throwback jerseys are tapping into powerful symbols.
22) Such is the fabricated nostalgia on display in MLB, where teams have worn throwback jerseys, putting authenticity aside in favor of historic jersey amalgamations designed to evoke a nostalgic style and affirming Andreas Huyssen's claim that "memory .
There is no greater example of this fabricated nostalgia than in the throwback uniforms worn in 2012 by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Conversely, Mitchell & Ness decided that rather than cease-and-desist MLB jersey production, Capolino would hand over his sales records, pay fifty thousand dollars in back royalties, and ask MLB to allow him to license their properties (43) Beginning in September 1988, their official collaboration specifically sold throwback jerseys from what was deemed "the Cooperstown Authentic Collection.
Introducing a throwback jersey from the 1944, as the team did for six home games during the 2011 MLB season, therefore, hearkens the team's deep connections to the borough as part of its identity narrative.
The sale of Brooklyn merchandise was not spearheaded by the team, but by throwback jerseys and caps produced in the late 1980s by Mitchell & Ness and nostalgic hat manufacturer Roman Pro.
The baby blue color of the 1931 jersey did not reappear for Brooklyn until the 1944 season, when it was predominantly featured in the team's road alternate uniforms, Dodgers fans' final throwback option.
69) Such is the predicament of many throwback jerseys utilized across all sports.