OSU unveiled new baseball uniforms this week. Here’s what they look like:
Sports editor Les Gehrett and I discussed these at some length this morning and our general conclusion is that, as a collection, they are pretty good, with nothing even close to hideously ugly a la many of the Ducks’ football uniforms.
The more detailed analysis covered points such as:
– Do we really need five different looks? (no)
– If we have five different looks, why are four of them home uniforms? (unclear)
– Does a modern type font really work with the jerseys that otherwise feature a throwback style? (well enough)
Of these uniforms, the one on the far left is my favorite, and the one right next to it is my second favorite. The two on the right tie for third, and my least favorite by far is the one in the middle. Generally speaking, I don’t like the pants and shirt to be different colors; just looks pretty Little League to me.
Anyway, all of that brings us to this week’s Top 7: The major league’s best uniforms. Here we go:
1. St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards have had the "birds on the bat" logo, here displayed on Albert Pujols, for around a century. Why mess with a great thing?
2. Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs went through some awful designs in the 1970s and '80s before returning to the look shown here by my one of my heroes, Roberto Clemente.
3. Boston Red Sox. Pictured here: Manny Ramirez, before he went to the Dodgers and got suspended for 50 games for doping.
4. San Francisco Giants. On the mound is Cy Young Award winner and former UW star Tim Lincecum, whom the Mariners failed to draft when they had the chance.
5. Los Angeles Angels. Shown here is Torii Hunter, whom I liked better when he played for my second-favorite AL team, the Minnesota Twins.
6. Texas Rangers. No, Michael Young isn't doing anything untoward -- he's adjusting his cup. Take it from me, or anyone else who's ever needed a cup: You want it adjusted right.
7. New York Yankees. I know that many would argue the pinstripes of Derek Jeter et. al. are the top uniform, but they're No. 7 to me.