I am all for throwbacks. I am all for uniforms that take some throwback elements. But the Wizards’ “Baltimore Pride” uniforms are juts a complete mess.
The first issue presented are the sleeves. Once again, sleeves don’t need to exist.
Secondly, the use of the Wizards’ colors instead of the old Baltimore Bullets colors make it a really odd design. Of course the Wizards are promoting their own brand, so the use of their current colors make sense.
But the biggest issue are the logos. If this is a “Baltimore Pride” uniform, then why does the uniform feature logos that feature the Washington Monument and the “DC” wordmark? That’s not Baltimore at all. The only thing Baltimore is the borrowed design template.
Of course, this pride attempt is just another cash grab at people’s heartstrings. What a messy attempt to make something meaningful.
The Sharks’ inaugural uniform set was really good. In fact, it was so good I kind of wish they were around. Well, it looks like they could be coming back according to this leak.
Aside from the collar with the league logo, it looks nearly exactly like what they wore back then.
As the Sharks are celebrating their 25th year in the league, something like this makes sense and it works out real well. Good job, Sharks.
Jose Reyes was on the Marlins the last time the team wore gray jerseys during a season.
Thanks to the tip from Chris Creamer, we have some big uniform news regarding the Miami Marlins. Marlins team president David Samson said that the Marlins will wear the gray jerseys a lot more this year and the team will likely go exclusively with the black caps.
In terms of their uniforms, Samson said the team will likely go exclusively with its black caps, although the red-orange caps are popular among fans.
Regarding the uniforms, the Marlins will again wear their home white, black, red-orange and gray.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t know if you’re Irish, but if this day means something to you, then celebrate as you wish. Just be safe.
With people wearing green today, I like to go over my favorite green uniforms in the top major leagues in America.
MLB: There’s something about the simplicity of the green pullover with the city name on it. This was it for the A’s. It wasn’t even that popular of a design in terms of all the outrageous looks they had in the ’70s. But this look from 1982 sold me. Simple and classic. It’s a shame that the A’s are the only team in baseball today that wear a green jersey.
Then again, I am biased towards the A’s. But their balance of gold and green is a great complement to the entire set. I wish they could throw back to these beauties in the near future. That would be awesome. Here’s to wishful thinking.
(Side note, I like what the Mets wear during St. Paddy’s Day every spring.)
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The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a new statue of Dominique Wilkins outside their arena to honor the legend. In addition to that, the team wore these gorgeous throwbacks for their game against the Cavaliers.
There is a great excitement about the uniforms. It takes them back to a fun era of Hawks basketball and it is a unique non-cookie cutter design that captured the identity of the times. I personally was really excited to see these throwbacks and the Hawks Twitter account decided to share that sentiment.
For those unfamiliar, the slang term “on fleek” means on point. It’s a term that is gaining traction but still isn’t that commonly used yet today. It’s one of those slang terms that is rarely heard in conversation and I think only should be reserved for minimal use online. But the Hawks used it and their Twitter followers did not respond in kind.
I have always considered the Islanders fisherman jerseys to be the most beautiful ugly jersey in all of sports. It’s so ugly, yet there is a bit about it that gives me the warm feelings. The team only wore these for two seasons and as the Islanders play their final season in Long Island, it is nice that they are bringing back this integral part of their history.
I cannot wait to see them in action one last time. Even though this is just a warmup jersey, it’s still something. A part of me wants to get this jersey for the sake of owning a piece of ugly uniform history.
For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.
As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.
Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.
Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.
I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.
Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.