Since Ichiro Suzuki has officially agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins, and the Seattle Mariners recently introduced boring Sunday alternate uniforms, I thought it would be a good time to once again remember his time with the Seattle Mariners. Now Ichiro has been featured in other entries in this blog, but we revisit this topic since Ichiro Suzuki was probably the best dressed Seattle Mariner since Dave Henderson, which is remarkable given the conditions he was dealt with, i.e, baggier uniforms, crappy uniform manufacturer, etc. During Ichiro's nearly 12 seasons with the Mariners, he really only wore decent uniforms for 3 games, which tells you how far removed we are from the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform. We remember Ichiro Suzuki. We remember the Seattle Mariners trident and star trident logos. We remember the Seattle Mariners royal blue and gold color scheme. We remember the Seattle Mariners' pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants, now known as the Ultimate Baseball Look! Ichiro Suzuki on July 29, 2007. The Mariners supposedly wore "1977" uniforms that day, but the pullover jerseys were too large, and they wore belted pants instead of sansabelt baseball pants. Again, Ichiro made the most out of what he was dealt with. A Seattle Mariners "retro" Fathead wall decal featuring Ichiro Suzuki on June 25, 2010. The Mariners played at the Brewers that day while wearing their powder blue "1982" road uniform. Again, Majestic made the v-neck pullover jerseys too loose. Ichiro on July 1, 2011. We've gone over this game many times, it has its own entry here as well. The Mariners hosted the Padres that day wearing "1984" uniforms. Again, Majestic made the jerseys too loose. Despite that, that game inspired the Seattle Mariners - Back to the Future movement. Ichiro Suzuki, in the closest he got to wearing the Ultimate Baseball Look in Major League Baseball!
Friday, January 2, 2015
According to the Dressed to the Nines website, the Pittsburgh Pirates included all gold uniforms as part of their set from 1977-84. Gold v-neck pullover jerseys and gold sansabelt baseball pants. I actually think this could work as an alternate uniform today. The fans and players have both had it with buttons and belts on baseball uniforms and are ready to move on and evolve. Are we ready for color again? How about a colorful Ultimate Baseball Look to enjoy again? If it happens, we're ready for it! Here's Dave Parker, Willie "Pops" Stargell, Bill Madlock, Kent Tekulve, Phil Garner and Dave Parker again, receiving the 1979 All-Star Game MVP Award from Commissioner Bowie Kuhn at the Kingdome, in the Pittsburgh Pirates all gold uniforms during the appropriately titled Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform.