Scott Kazmir wears the new A’s road cap.
The Oakland Athletics played their first road game of the season on Monday and with that, they wore their new road caps. Unlike the road cap of years past, this one featured white lettering with a gold trim.
The cap alone isn’t bad. It incorporates the three colors of the Athletics.
However when paired with the road gray uniforms, it looks way out of place.
As you can see, the white on the cap doesn’t match any part of the uniform. Since the gray jerseys don’t feature white on any of their letterings or numbers, the cap sticks out like a sore thumb. It just doesn’t work. The design of the cap is best suited for their green alternate.
For as long as I can remember, the Oakland Athletics mascot Stomper only had one uniform. Aside from special events, the elephant would only wear the green jersey and white pants.
But this season, Stomper has been seen wearing different jerseys. He’s been seen in the new green jersey. On Monday when the A’s wore their gold tops, so did Stomper.
For Wednesday’s two games, Stomper wore the white jersey (as seen above) which matched what the team wore.
This is a new addition to Stomper’s wardrobe. It’s interesting since most mascots don’t have a rotating wardrobe to match the team. I like it.
Anytime Major League Baseball goes overseas for meaningful games, there’s always a great opportunity to make money. Merchandise sales go through the roof because fans who may never get a chance to see these big league players will buy all kinds of souvenirs.
What was odd about this trip overseas was that it affected the uniforms the players wore.
The patches on the cap were a give and is standard, but the jerseys and pants also had to go through some changes as well .
EDIT: We have an explanation.
Original story below.
Stephen Curry has voiced his displeasure about the sleeve jerseys when they debuted last season. Other players have voiced it this season too. But Adidas and the NBA continue to push it and it appears that it might be around for a while.
Since the Warriors have won 21 road games, the last one coming off a frantic comeback win over the Blazers, Stephen Curry was asked about whether or not the Warriors should switch out their home white jerseys and wear their road duds for their next home game.
“Short Sleeve Saturdays should be gone,” Curry said (2:13 mark in above clip). “And we should wear our blue roadies for the rest of the year.”
As covered by Uni-Watch, Adidas knew it was possibly going to happen. Baylor knew it could happen. Yet they made it anyway.
Good for NCAA for standing their ground. Shame on Adidas for creating an ugly set, a stupid idea and everything else they are.
“I don’t want the wear sleeves!”
There have been multiple players that have complained about the NBA jerseys with sleeves. LeBron James has talked about it before but last night, after a 19-point performance and loss against the Spurs, spoke up against it again.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”
When will the NBA and Adidas listen? The gimmick is terrible and unnecessary. But they continue to roll them out, thinking that it’s accepted by fans.
Until they do so, players will continue to complain about it. They’ll find an excuse to blame it. Athletes are creatures of habit and disrupting their feel when wearing a jersey is a big no-no. Shame on you, NBA and Adidas.
Since taking over in 2012, Nike has overhauled the uniforms of five teams. Of those five, four of them have asymmetrical design elements.
The definition of symmetry, in terms of uniform design, is that if one side of the uniform is a certain designed a certain way, the opposite side should feature the same element. Asymmetry is one both sides don’t match.
Team wordmark on left shoulder, not on the right.