Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Houston Astros

In an ideal world, these would be the only uniforms the Houston Astros ever wore, the iconic rainbow uniforms, and the toned down version that supplanted them. Pullover jerseys, sansabelt baseball pants and satin baseball jackets. That is what it's all about. The Ultimate Baseball Look during the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform. Accept nothing less.
Also, let's demand Minute Maid Park have rainbow colored seats like the Astrodome did!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CTR Park

Baseball stadium model constructed by Phantom Dreamer consisting mainly of index cards.
Field built in 2004. Stadium built in 2009. Maybe, probably, destroyed by evil thieves in 2017.
Patterned after and mainly inspired by Yankee Stadium. A triple deck stadium with unobstructed views and unlike Yankee Stadium, minimal overhang. Capacity around 30,000.
Dimensions
Left field 304 ft
Left field grandstand 356 ft
Left center 390 ft
Center field 421 ft
Right center 376 ft
Right field grandstand 346 ft
Right field 300 ft

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cleveland Spiders

The Cleveland Spiders in 1975, 1976 and 1977 wore all red uniforms. V-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband. The fans are eager for the Major League Baseball franchise in Cleveland to finally drop its racist Native American imagery and rename themselves the Spiders. It goes without saying they want the return of the properly fitting Ultimate Baseball Look too!
Player/Manager Frank Robinson, along with Dennis Eckersley, Buddy Bell, Gaylord Perry, Boog Powell and Andre Thornton in the best Cleveland Spiders uniform.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Seattle Mariners Trident Jerseys

A powder blue Nike Seattle Mariners trident pullover jersey with racing stripes and young Mr. Cook in 1986 with Spike Owen in a royal blue Seattle Mariners star trident pullover jersey with racing stripes. Repeal the teal!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dave Winfield 1980 Padres Jersey

A prototype Dave Winfield San Diego Padres v-neck pullover jersey. The only difference I see between this "sample" jersey and the eventual jersey the Padres wore from 1980-83 is the sample jersey includes the number on the front. This salesman sample jersey was produced by Wilson as a possibility for use during the 1980 season. The jersey is of pro quality and bares Winfield's name and player number. Very sharp looking Padres jersey! Bring back the brown!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mariners Trident Kingdome Cap

Seattle Mariners Kingdome Trident Hat. It's amazing that in 2017, there are people who still prefer the tired compass rose logo over the trident. Thankfully, that segment of the population is shrinking daily!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Seattle Mariners - Repeal the Teal

Seattle Mariners - Repeal the Teal. Bring back pullover jerseys. Bring back the trident. Bring back royal blue and gold, the right way. The Sunday alternates is the wrong way. Bring back satin jackets.
Kevin Martinez and company, you can either be proponents of fun, or obstructionists. Your choice.

Las Vegas Stars

1984 & 1985 Las Vegas Stars baseball uniforms. Pullover jerseys as well as both belted pants and sansabelt baseball pants with striped elasticized waistbands. The former San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate had some dynamic uniforms back in the day. The racing stripes on the pullover jerseys are very prominent. Wow! Another example how 1980s baseball uniforms are superior to uniforms from any other decade!

Monday, September 18, 2017

New York Mets Alternate Jerseys

New York Mets home and road blue alternate v-neck pullover jerseys worn during the 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985 seasons. It's weird seeing a New York Mets jersey without the trademark racing stripes, but all of these pullover jerseys are superior to any alternate top the Mets have worn since. The people, the fans the world over, as well as the players, if they're honest with themselves, want pullover jerseys worn full-time. Baseball desperately needs the return of pullover jerseys to ballparks everywhere.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2015 Houston Astros

On July 18, 2015, the Houston Astros hosted the Texas Rangers in a Turn Back the Clock game at Minute Maid Park. The Astros wore their infamous rainbow uniforms, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with solid orange waistbands. Looking at pictures of that game, I observed that only catcher Hank Conger and outfielder Colby Rasmus wore uniforms that could pass as if they were originally from the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform. Their pants were not worn long and baggy "pajamas style" nor were they bunched up at the knees, like knickers. They were worn mid-calf. This gives me hope that baseball, as a whole, can still look presentable. That proper length baseball pants are still issued to players today. Players, I guess, just need to be shown and taught what baseball pants are supposed to look like. Turn Back the Clock games and all games in general, don't need to be a complete waste of time. The Ultimate Baseball Look can be a contemporary entity and not 100% nostalgia generated.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Texas Rangers Concept

Texas Rangers fauxback uniform concept by I believe, Ben Traxel. The Texas Rangers, throughout their history, have never worn good uniforms. They either have been incredibly tacky, as they were in the 1970s and into the mid-1980s, or they have just looked incredibly dull, as they have for over 30 years. The Rangers are just a boring looking franchise. This concept, considering that it's based on late 1970s and early 1980s Texas Rangers uniforms, and the limitations thereof, is probably the best outcome one could expect. That font has never appealed to me. Two things that have always appealed to me however, are v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband, and this Texas Rangers fauxback uniform concept includes those things.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

1981 Oakland Athletics

1981 Oakland A's posters highlighting their uniforms which consisted of v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband. The pinnacle of "Billy Ball".

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tucson Toros

The Tucson Toros, from 1985 thru 1988, while the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, wore uniforms based on the Astros Sunday alternate uniform that was introduced in 1982 and in 1987, became the primary uniform when the infamous/famous rainbow "tequila sunrise" uniforms were phased out. V-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants, real athletic wear. The Astros too, wore this uniform style, a toned down, rainbow racing stripes look, thru the 1988 season. Regrettably the Astros wore a button-up shirt and belted pants version from 1989-93. Alumni for the Tucson Toros during the 1985-88 era included future Hall of Famer Craig Biggio and the late Ken Caminiti.