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.
The Panthers and Jaguars played each other for their first game.
Both the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars are celebrating their 20th season in the NFL. I have a soft spot for expansion teams and when they both made the playoffs in their second year, it was a huge deal for me as a young NFL fan.
I was looking through some old photos and I found this gem. Take a look at the above photo. Their first ever NFL game was a preseason matchup against each other. Look at the uniforms. One team remained mostly the same. The other is completely different.
I like the Panthers uniform and I am so glad they kept it. Although I do wish they had kept wearing the blue socks with the home set. The Jags on the other hand, got it right from the start. Simple pant stripes, great logo, no over muddling of design. It was a great look and it should have stayed. It was a better alternative than the uniform they initially planned to wear.
As the NFL season approaches, it’s crazy to think that it was around 20 years ago I started watching football and part of the reason why were these two expansion teams. A lot has changed since then. Well, not so much for the Panthers. But looking at these original sets, I wish they would have kept them.
The 1994 throwbacks.
In 1994, the NFL celebrated their 75th anniversary and many teams throughout the league wore throwbacks that season. The 49ers wore the throwbacks you see above, taking back to their 1955 set, early in the season. When they got superstitious, they decided to keep wearing that uniform. They eventually rode that all the way to their Super Bowl XXIX victory.
That was the last time the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the aspirations to return and win it are at an all-time high for this franchise. Since the 49ers changed their uniform to their current set in 1994, the team has not worn a throwback for any kind. This current set is so similar to what they wore during their glory years of the 1980s that they eliminated any potential throwback games to that era. Of course they could throw back to the Jeff Garcia, Shaun Hill days but most of those were very tough seasons that fans might not want to remember.
So why not throw back to the 1994 set?