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. 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.
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 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
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 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
Friday, September 1, 2017
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.
24 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier for Brooklyn and over a year after the debut of the first real baseball uniform, the Pittsburgh Pirates made history once again, in 1971, the Pirates became the first Major League Baseball team to field an all-black starting lineup. That lineup, which took the field on September 1, was second baseman Rennie Stennett, center fielder Gene Clines, right fielder Roberto Clemente, left fielder Willie Stargell, catcher Manny Sanguillén, third baseman Dave Cash, first baseman Al Oliver, shortstop Jackie Hernandez and starting pitcher Doc Ellis. They made history wearing the Ultimate Baseball Look, pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with a striped waistband, during the early days of the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform.