The female fans of the Seattle Mariners want them to bring back the trident, everybody does. So what's the holdup? Repeal the teal.
Friday, July 28, 2017
If the 1985 and 1986 road uniforms of the Seattle Mariners are the greatest baseball uniforms only worn for 2 seasons, then the 1987 New York Mets road uniforms are certainly in the conversation for being the greatest one year wonder. V-neck pullover jerseys with the trademark racing stripes, but with unfortunately belted pants. The scripted "New York" is certainly superior to the block letters that came in 1988. Pullover jerseys with racing stripes is one of the few things that baseball has gotten right, aesthetically, in its history. We need more of this.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Well, Dave Henderson wasn't the only Henderson who proudly wore the star trident cap of the Seattle Mariners. Ernie Henderson, the son in the 1987 film, Harry and the Hendersons, played by actor Joshua Rudoy, wore a star trident cap during the movie.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
The best jerseys of the old Phoenix Giants minor league baseball team, former Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. We see the pullover jerseys the Phoenix team wore, similar to the classic v-neck pullover jerseys the San Francisco Giants wore from 1977-82. We also see the pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband the Phoenix Giants wore thru the 1985 season. That's basically the Ultimate Baseball Look version of the San Francisco Giants uniforms of 1983-93. Former outfielder Rob Deer and manager Jim Lefebvre in the uniforms the likes of Will Clark, Matt Williams and later Barry Bonds, should have been wearing at Candlestick Park.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic was an annual baseball game played by former major league stars at RFK Stadium in the 1980s. The uniforms were very generic in appearance but they did consist of v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants. Some of the participants included Hall of Famers like Sandy Koufax, Harmon Killebrew, Al Kaline, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. Even Joe DiMaggio made an appearance. All but Koufax and Mays had worn pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants during their MLB careers.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Robinson Canó signed a 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners following the 2013 season. Nelson Cruz signed a 4-year contract with the Seattle Mariners following the 2014 season. The fans throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world have demanded the Mariners bring back their most popular and greatest uniforms, the trident uniforms originally worn from 1981 thru 1986. Royal blue and gold v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped elasticized waistband. The fans are demanding that Robinson Canó and Nelson Cruz wear the best Seattle Mariners trident uniforms full-time, not just during Turn Back the Clock games, as they did June 25, 2016, for as long as they're members of the Seattle Mariners. The sooner the better.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
On July 16, 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up Three Rivers Stadium, but more importantly, most importantly, they debuted baseball's first real uniform. No more sweaty flannel, no more nonsensical buttons, no more clunky, constricting belts. Pullover jerseys and beltless "sansabelt" baseball pants. The genesis of the Ultimate Baseball Look and the very beginning of the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform. Anyone who claims to be interested in baseball uniforms, logos or sports aesthetics in general, should set aside an hour every July 16 for quiet contemplation just to reflect on the historical significance of that moment that occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
2 submissions to Uni Watch's fauxback uniform design contest that caught my eye. They are for the Miami Marlins. Both utilize v-neck pullover jerseys, the proper style for baseball uniforms then and now. The first one is for the 1975 Miami Marlins by Brent Hatfield. The second one is for the 1977 Miami Marlins by James Yaques. Choosing between the two, I would give the nod to Hatfield because of the Marlin logo in the wordmark. To be honest however, I really think the only thing the current Miami Marlins need to do, like every other team is to wear properly fitting pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped elasticized waistband. Folks, this isn't rocket science.