Majestic is going FlexBase for the new MLB jerseys

I thought the old authentic MLB jerseys were on sale just because of the new logo. Apparently there is another change.

Check out this photo. Notice anything different? This new “FlexBase” authentic jersey has a side panel. And for those teams with pinstripes, you will get nothing and like it.

I get it. New technology and fabrics and all that jazz. But this looks pretty pathetic. Some teams with pinstripes will suffer from this new design. What a shame for teams like the Rockies, Phillies, Yankees, Mets, White Sox and Cubs.

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Ryan Braun’s suspension is MLB’s way of finally putting a stamp on this whole steroid era

Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season.

Ryan Bruan’s 65-game suspension, which ends his season this year, is a move by Major League Baseball that needed to happen. After Braun got away on a technicality over his last suspension, this was something the league did to make an example of Braun and all other players that want to try to cheat the game.

I think that Braun knew he was wrong the first time, but was lucky to escape. Now with this, Braun had to know that he couldn’t fight it anymore and just take the offer the league gave him. At least to me, it shows that MLB will not relent until they get what they know needed to be done.

Since there had been talks about Alex Rodriguez also, I expect some kind of punishment for him real soon. Especially for a repeat offender (although he never got caught while in Texas), MLB knows that they have to make an example of him. I don’t know if they will be light on the suspension.

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Brewers Announce Winning Design in “Design A YOUniform” Contest

This was the uniform design I actually voted for so I am glad it won. Secondly, I love Barrelman and it’s so sad it’s only sold at Milwaukee. I want the cap but it’s $45 right now. Crazy, but I might consider getting it since it’s a rare piece of history. The font is also fantastic (despite the minor change) and this might be something I think the team should wear more than a couple times.

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You probably voted and have been waiting to hear news on the winner.  Just moments ago at “Brewers On Deck,” Ben Peters, of Richfield, Minnesota was announced as the winner of the Brewers Design a YOUniform contest.  Peters’ design will be worn by the Brewers in exhibition games on March 22 in Phoenix at Maryvale Baseball Park and on March 30 in Milwaukee at Miller Park.  Merchandise including t-shirts and caps featuring the winning design is on sale now at Brewers On Deck and at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

Seeing the actual jersey and hat design in person got me really excited for this winning design.  The cream-colored jersey and navy blue hat look awesome.  I think they will be popular with fans.

As the winner, Peters will receive a trip to Brewers Spring Training 2013 to see the winning design on the field…

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Brewers Go For the Gold and Announce Gold Alternate Jersey

I don’t know if they needed this. It looks nice, but they already have their home white, road gray and two different navy tops. Add on to their throwback set and two different spring training jerseys, this is overkill.

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The Brewers go for the gold every season. Each of the 30 flags atop the Commissioner’s Trophy awarded to the World Series Champion are adorned in gold and it is the Brewers goal to one day have that trophy at Miller Park. With that in mind, the Brewers will be “going for gold” in a new gold alternate jersey next season.

This exciting Brewers uniform news was announced by the team early this morning. The new gold-colored alternate jersey will be worn on occasion beginning with the 2013 season. The jersey tops will officially make their debut by players and coaches on Sunday at “Brewers On Deck” at the Delta Center in Milwaukee.

The gold jersey will feature “Brewers” in blue script across the front (think about the “Cerveceros” jersey that the team has worn in recent years). It will join the primary white home jersey, the primary gray road…

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Finalists Announced in Brewers “Design a YOUniform” Contest

I really like the three designs they’ve selected as finalists. But for me, the return of Barrelman is the way to go. He’s not used as much in the current design and as for a one-time deal, I can dig this.

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After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the Brewers “Design a YOUniform” contest that began last fall, the Brewers today announced the three* finalists.  Today, a fan vote begins at Brewers.com/uniform where fans can have their say in the contest.

It was interesting to see the submitted designs.  Some had a Milwaukee flair, some had a retro taste, some went back to the Milwaukee Braves roots, some touched on Arizona and Maryvale.  The creativity shown by participants was great.

In the end, the panel narrowed it down and the final three submissions are shown below.  I like the three finalists. All use touches of Brewers design elements, but at the same time, offer a fresh and unique look.  I’m not giving away my favorite because I don’t want to sway anyone’s decision, but I would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Verrecchio’s design has a good combination…

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Some submitted entries in the Brewers’ uniform design contest

This design might work.

The Brewers are holding a design contest where fans can submit jersey ideas for a future Spring Training game.

Here are some of the entries that have come in that the Brewers are sharing. Some are pretty unique ideas but I don’t know if I like any of them.

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Our Uniform is Your Canvas: The Brewers Are Putting the “YOU” in “YOUniform”

Brewers want you to design a uniform for them to wear during Spring Training. Pretty cool promotion.

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So I have been pretty excited about this promotion for some time now.  It’s really been hard to keep this one a secret.  I’m a self-proclaimed sports uniform/jersey/logo nerd.  It’s OK, I’m cool with it. If you are like me, or have a knack for creativity and design or just want to put your mark on Brewers baseball, then this contest is for you.

The Brewers are inviting fans to take part in their “Design a YOUniform” contest. That is right. We are looking for fans to design a Brewers uniform and cap that the Brewers will wear during a 2013 Spring Training game.

Templates for the contest and complete rules will be available online at Brewers.com/uniform and at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.  The template allows fans to design the jersey top and cap and contestants can create their design digitally or by hand.  Design…

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Brewers and Diamondbacks to wear flag-themed jerseys for Italian Day

Both the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be celebrating Italian Day when they face each on July 1st. To celebrate, both will be wearing Italian-themed jersey.

Courtesy of Uni-Watch, here are the two jerseys:

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This is a very interesting concept for both teams. The jerseys take from the color of the Italian flag, which makes sense. (And I wonder if the caps will be the same.) I wonder if these are just for batting practice or for the actual game.

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If Bob Uecker gets a statue, I think Bill King should get one too

Legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored this season with a statue outside Miller Park. It is a well-deserved honor for an amazing talent.

It got me thinking about the Bay Area and what broadcaster deserves such an award. The only one that I feel is worthy of it is Bill King. He was the voice of Bay Area sports, covering the Warriors, Raiders and A’s.

For me, he was the voice of the A’s and his description of plays on air was unmatched. Even before my time, if you look back at all the great Raiders clips from the 1970s, you can hear King’s great voice calling plays like the “Holly Roller” and “Sea of Hands”.

A statue of King should be placed right in between Oracle Arena and the Oakland Coliseum. I may be biased, but I think it would be perfect. HOLY TOLEDO!

Bill King deserves a statue.

Ryan Braun is technically clean, but we won’t see it that way anymore

Ryan Braun is clean, but his image is tainted.

With Ryan Braun’s successful appeal of the 50-game suspension, Braun will not miss any time during the regular season and all his achievements from the 2011 season, including his MVP award, are not tainted.

But his image is now.

Because of the snafu of the testing process, the technicality of the entire ordeal has now put a cloud of Bruan’s image. And with the harsh criticism that previous athletes related to PEDs have received, Braun is in for the same criticism for the remainder of his career.

It’s still unknown whether or not the delayed delivery made any real difference in the high testosterone levels found in Braun’s sample. But because of the error in the entire process, Braun is clean from the accusation but isn’t clean in the eyes of Major League Baseball.

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