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2015 Uniform Changes: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest team to introduce a camo jersey to have a camo jersey joining the Reds, the Mets and the Padres. For a military town, this makes sense for the Padres, and does not make sense for the Reds, the Mets and now the Pirates, but now it exists and we have to deal with it.


It resembles the Mets one, a lot, and that’s not a good thing. Luckily for the Pirates, black and gold as colors look better on camo then blue and orange, so the jersey isn’t as much of a disaster as the Mets one is.

2015 Uniform Changes: New York Mets Jersey

This is not going to be news for anyone who actually reads this site. You already know the jersey changes of the Mets this off-season, but I wanted to make sure to have a record of uniform changes in 2015, so here we go.

More than several years back, the Mets turned the pinstripe jersey cream. This year they return to having the pinstripe with a white background, and got rid of the white pants (as far as we can tell). I’m for this move because I think the pinstripe jersey is our best look, and the cream pinstripe with it’s novelty faux-retro has run its course. The only reason I dislike this move is getting rid of the white pants. White pants look better with the blue alternative and those awful military jerseys. I wonder if we’ll see them return again. Here’s the jersey below:


2015 Uniform Changes: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are changing their uniforms for the upcoming season, dropping their pinstripe home uniforms and adding a snow-white Twins jersey. The jersey features gold as a new color as a stripe around the sleeves and as a drop shadow on a Twins script (that is also color reversed). From the website:


I should hate this jersey.

I don’t like drop-shadows of any color. I don’t look the introduction of more color when it’s not needed (although gold is a trim color for other Twins logos). I don’t like when pinstripes are pushed out of baseball.

Yet, I really like this jersey. The stripes on the sleeves are clean looking, and so are colors on the team script. It has a retro-feel, which most jerseys introduced over the last few years do.

2015 Uniform Change: Seattle Mariners

The Mariners are going quasi-throwback this season with a new jersey and hat:

(Images from the Shop)

The jersey is essentially a carbon copy of their normal home jersey except instead of a white background, it looks cream and instead of navy and green, it’s blue and gold. Same switches to the hat, its just a color change.

This is an interesting idea. Rather than a straight up change of the uniform, it’s a color swap to a previous year, and almost comes off like a fashion hat/jersey, except familiar. I’m going to side with this one being a positive uniform change.

Uniform Change: White Sox Wear Pink Caps

The White Sox on Saturday wore pink hats for Breast Cancer Awareness.

In recent years, Mother’s Day in the MLB has turned into pink equipment day for Breast Cancer awareness starting with bats and moving to cleats and gloves over time. No one has worn pink hats before because turning the hat pink is now really a uniform change.

The question becomes is this a test run for a league wide thing next year? There’s nothing to suggest that the league was in control of this decision to do this, but it seems like something the league would use in their defense if they tried to implement it league wide next year.

My complaint about this, is similar to my complaint about Stars and Stripes Hats, Military Uniforms, etc. When merchandise is shrouded in topics that are difficult to talk about and parse out of personal feelings, like the military or cancer, criticism is usually dismissed as not having a heart or not being patriotic. Basically, why does the support cancer message on the field have to be allowed by the league with official gear? This goes back to the Mets still not being allowed to wear FDNY and NYPD hats on 9/11.

Brooklyn Cyclones to Wear Darth Maul’s Giant Face

The Brooklyn Cyclones are running their second Star Wars night in August, this year year having the team wear Darth Maul’s giant face across the front of their uniforms:

A few notes about this jersey that separates it from other Star Wars nights across the USA:

  • No one has just worn a character’s face (not including R2D2 jerseys, but they are wearing his body technically, not his face)
  • No one has worn a jersey with the Star Wars language as a font. I’m pretty surprised it took someone this long to think of that idea.
  • A few other teams have worn a Sith logo, it was also nice to see the Cyclones change their patch to the same colors.
  • It’s an odd look to have the face motif continue on the back.

Furthermore the cyclones are giving out a bobblehead of their mascot as Jedi.

Look Star Wars nights are starting to lose their novel factor since so many teams do them now, but they are still a lot of fun and a change of pace (I’d still argue that they are novel) so I’m glad to see the Cyclones do something bold to set them apart slightly from other teams.


Now only if a team could do the Power Rangers…

2014 Uniform Change: Boston Red Sox Go Gold

In what has now become expected, the reigning World Series Champion wears gold in their first game of the season, which is also (usually) the ring ceremony. Today in their home opener, the Red Sox will don hats with a gold outlined B and jerseys with a gold outlined “Red Sox”. The picture below is from the Boston twitter account:

I’m not really a fan, but if the Mets won the World Series, then I would be a fan of this. I guess you can put this in the bucket of the Red Sox have won the World Series three times while I’ve been alive and the Mets have made the playoffs three times.

2014 Uniform Changes: Tampa Bay Rays Celtic BP

The Rays also have the Celtic BP Jersey, so I thought it would be nice to see them in green again:


Except not. Because green does not work with the Rays mark and color set.

2014 Uniform Changes: Mariners Celtic BP Jersey

Seattle joins the St. Patrick’s day celebration with their Celtic BP:


Seattle had a good shot at looking good in this jersey because they have green in their color set, granted it is more forest and less kelly. This doesn’t look bad. The only adjustment I would make is either make “Mariners” white so it matches the under panels, or make the under panels silver.

2014 Uniform Change: Pirates Celtic BP Jersey

The Pirates are other PA team to don a Celtic BP Jersey:


The Pirates Jersey suffers from the same problem that a lot of the jerseys in this series have. Too many colors. Black and Yellow don’t go well with white and green.