Minnesota Twins are wearing some red

Starting with the cap, it’s a navy brim with a red crown and their current logo with the gold trim. I think something like for a Friday home game deal is cool. The cap itself isn’t bad either. It’s basically a throwback cap except fort the gold trim.

The jersey is a different story. I just don’t like red as a jersey color for them to wear. The trims are nice but the logo on the left side feels real incomplete. I thought this was a spring training jersey. Then I found out that they are using this exact template for their spring training jerseys. Minnesota has always been predominantly blue and this is just a little too much.

I don’t think it’s too bad in terms of the idea of it. But I wish they didn’t go this route. It’s just for the sake of just having another set.

New Minnesota Twins home uniform has too much gold

The Twins have finally unveiled their new home uniforms. As we all heard before, the look will feature no pinstripes and a new accent of gold. I didn’t like that idea at all but I was willing to see what the new set would look like before I make any judgment.

CAP – I think the cap looks OK. The gold complements it well. This is what a good balance of gold should be.

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I am not a fan of the Twins removing the pinstripes

Livan Hernandez in the alternate home pinstripe vest jerseys during their final years at the Metrodome.

News has surfaced that the Minnesota Twins will have new home uniforms next year and they won’t feature pinstripes. Growing up as a young baseball fan, pinstripes has always been the identity for me when it came to the Twins. Their days back in the Twinkiedome and their pinstripes worn by guys like Kirk Puckett and Shannon Stewart has always been the look I remembered.

Even when they moved to Target Field and removed the pinstripes from the road set, I still like their home pinstripes. I was even glad their throwback alternate had it too.

But now the time has come for them to change. I don’t know why. From what the report is saying, it will feature gold. Granted, the gold look is just a small trim. I can see where they might want to go with it, but the pinstripe to me is too iconic. The team’s two best seasons, 1987 and 1991, were won with pinstripes.

What I actually missed the most was the vest look. It seemed to me that Livan Hernandez was the only one who liked wearing it. During their first year at Target Field, the vest look was still a jersey they sold in stores despite discontinuing it. I hope that one day the Twins will bring back the pinstripe. Just the idea of it gone makes me sad.

I must have and collect all the All-Star Peanuts gang

I am a huge fan of Peanuts. I have also been to Minneapolis. When I heard about the All-Star Game festivities and their theme of Peanuts, I was immediately sold on the idea of buying everything with their faces on it.

Snoopy and gang have always been my favorite. They just breed the goodness of people and since creator Charles Schulz is from the area, it was natural for them to promote the All-Star Game with these statues.

Of course I can’t have all the statues, but as a baseball fan and collector, I must find whatever memorabilia they are selling with the Peanuts gang and have them. I know they have figurines so I will absolutely make sure I will collect them all.

It’s so adorable! So glad they went this route for this year’s All-Star Game.

Memorial Day gave a few MLB teams the opportunity to go throwback

Yesterday was Memorial Day and part of MLB’s new promotion, every team wore their new Stars & Stripes caps. These caps took the team’s current caps and added a camouflage touch to it. I think they’re OK but since all proceeds of sales of these caps go to charities helping war veterans, I’m totally fine with it.

Basically for these caps, it’s not a major change to the design unlike caps of the previous years.

But one unique thing about these caps is that since the camouflage design is only logo-based, teams with multiple caps had all their caps re-designed. For example, teams like the Indians have four different caps, meaning all four got the camouflage treatment.

And for some teams, that gave them an opportunity to go a little throwback with their caps on Monday.

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