Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Unique Colors are Stupid!

How many teams' uniforms have colors or styles unique to them? I give the old school a pass (Yankees, Boston, Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox, etc) if they keep their classic looks, but what excuse do the expansion teams have for essentially copying the others? I used to think the best thing about the Diamondbacks were the fact that they had uniquely colored uniforms (thank you Buck) especially since in the 90's the Padres changed from brown to a knock off of the Dodger uniforms. Well, the D'Backs no longer have anything uniquely theirs anymore, as they have chosen to become the Nationals/Rangers/Angels/Reds/Cardinals:

Home Jersey

Alternate Jersey

Home Cap

Road Jersey

Road Cap

The oddest part of these new uniforms is that nowhere on them - sleeves, front, back - does the word "Diamondbacks" appear. It's as if the team, in an effort to be "new" and "hip" have decided to include a diamond in lieu of an apostrophe in their contracted name, because a diamond is far more Xtreme! than an apostrophe.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:15 PM   11 comments


At 11/09/2006 3:13 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

you could even add the astros to your list of teams this uni borrows from.


At 11/09/2006 10:56 AM, Anonymous Aaron Rushin said...

I think if they used more yellow in the color scheme, it would be more original (like the Maryland U. color scheme). It is disappoointing to see a team, so young completely alter their team colors, of course Arizona did copy the use of purple from Colorado. I would have liked to see Arizona go with purple and gold with a golden "A" on their hats. That would be unique to MLB and would have given them a more classic look. Oh well, it appears red and black is the new teal in sports team colors. (see Major League soccer and the NHL, who always seem to be a few years ahead of other sports in tapping into the new fad color schemes) Sigh.

At 11/09/2006 11:12 AM, Blogger Chairman Grey said...

These new uniforms are unoriginal and boring, I agree.

But the old ones were hideous. I can't possibly understand how you are lamenting their loss. Did they miss an opportunity to make something different and distinctive? Hell yeah. But is this a major upgrade on my eyes? No doubt about it.

Teal and purple together? Talk about an awful idea.

I welcome this change.

At 11/09/2006 11:23 AM, Blogger the wolf said...

What's next? Is Edgar Gonzalez going to have "Edgo" on the back of his jersey?

At 11/09/2006 12:05 PM, Blogger darthmoridin said...

While I agree that the loss of a unique color is unfortunate, the teal and purple were godawful.

A buddy and I saw Webb's one-hitter in September on a trip to Phoenix and afterward we were checking out the gear. We're both baseball fans——not D-Backs fans——aand would've bought at least a cool hat. But the colors ruined it for us.

I also really dig the new font for "D•Backs" on the jersey and the side "db". Consider me sold.

At 11/09/2006 12:36 PM, Blogger roid rage said...

these are SO much better than the old ones. much less fruity.

At 11/09/2006 12:37 PM, Blogger roid rage said...

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At 11/09/2006 1:18 PM, Anonymous JG said...

yeah the white sox are so old school, so 1990.

At 11/09/2006 1:38 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

JG, they switched their uniforms a couple of times, but their current unis are based on the unis they wore in the teens.

At 11/10/2006 10:27 AM, Anonymous Tigers Fan said...

Hold on a second. The White Sox organization has switched uniforms countless times, and just because it recently went retro doesn't mean it has "kept" its classic look.

With the stupid shorts, the color changes (from black to navy blue to royal blue to red and back and forth, ad infinitum) and the rest of it, the White Sox have long since disqualified their place in the pantheon of baseball uniforms. I don't know, maybe they were trying for a long time to escape their past, which involved intentionally losing the World Series.

This is to say nothing of their arrogant, piece-of-garbage fans, who have nothing to do with this, though I thought I'd just throw that in there.

Replace White Sox with Tigers and then move ahead with the discussion.

At 11/10/2006 7:01 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

The White Sox current uniforms, while derivitive of other teams, harken back to their uniforms in the early 1900s, thus they do not get scrutinized for being copycats.


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