Atlanta Braves' Alternate Uniform: Grading 8 MLB Fashion Changes for 2012
Every now and then teams try to spice things up by changing their logo or by adding a new uniform into the mix. The Atlanta Braves are the latest team to do so, adding a throwback jersey that recalls the one that they wore in 1966.
Atlanta is not the only team that has made some changes recently. Both the Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays have unveiled new logos for the 2012 season. Other teams have also decided to make changes to their uniforms.
Some of these decisions have been good ones and others have left people scratching their heads. Here are the grades for a number of the recent MLB fashion changes.
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San Diego Padres' New Threads
The San Diego Padres made sweeping changes to their uniforms this winter and came out with three all-new designs. However, they all seem very basic and boring.
San Diego had a great opportunity to bring back their great old uniforms that had orange and yellow, but instead they decided to play it safe with their new uniforms.
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Miami Marlins: New Uniforms and Logo
With the Miami Marlins changing their name and stadium, they also decided that they should change their uniforms and logos.
This was a good idea, but the execution was not there. The bright colors are reminiscent of the Miami Vice era and the early '90s, which means that the Marlins are about 20 years behind the times.
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Baltimore Orioles Bring Back the Bird
The cartoon bird is back for the Baltimore Orioles. They have decided to use a slightly updated version of the classic bird on two of their caps for the 2012 season.
Along with the logo, the Orioles have made some changes to their uniforms. They are bringing back the orange uniform, which they last wore in 1992. Overall, the changes that the Orioles made are really good.
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Toronto Blue Jays Go Back in Time
The Toronto Blue Jays have also decided to bring back a classic bird logo. Along with the new logo, the Blue Jays also have new uniforms.
These uniforms look great, and they are nearly identical to the ones that the Jays wore when they won the World Series. The only reason that the Jays don't get an A is because they went with a dark blue uniform instead of their powder blue one.
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New York Mets' Blue Uniforms
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Last season was a rough one for New York Mets fans, but there was at least one thing that stood out. It was the blue uniforms that the team wore once on a special occasion in 2011.
The Mets will be slowly working the uniform into their regular rotation, according to Dave Howard, the team's executive Vice President of Business Development. Even if their performance on the field isn't sharp in 2012, the Mets will look good in these uniforms.
New York Mets' Classic Look
In addition to mixing the blue jersey into their uniform rotation a few times in 2012, the New York Mets made a few more changes.
It is the team's 50th anniversary, and they decided to go with a look that gives a hat tip to their original uniforms. The changes are fairly subtle, but they work.
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Texas Rangers Go Back to Their Roots
The Texas Rangers are another team that is celebrating an anniversary in 2012. This season is the team's 40th, and to celebrate they are bringing back some old-school uniforms for a few games.
During the course of the season, the Rangers will wear uniforms from 1974, 1976, 1986 and 1994. This is a great way to honor the team's history.
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Atlanta Conjures Up Memories of 1966
The Atlanta Braves have decided to add a new alternate jersey to their uniform rotation. It is based on the uniform that the team wore in the 1966 season.
This new uniform looks crisp and clean. The Braves will look great wearing this on the field next season. Hopefully, the Braves will wear these jerseys often in 2012.
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