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  • Twins add sleeveless alternate jersey, new batting practice uniform

    Opening Day may still be months away, but the Minnesota Twins are already making some changes in the way the team will look for the 2006 season.

    On Wednesday, the Twins will unveil two new jerseys to be worn by the club during the upcoming year.

    The headliner of the uniform additions will be the introduction of a white sleeveless jersey as an alternate home uniform. The new jersey will be similar to the traditional white Twins home jersey, with blue pinstripes and the Twins script logo in red on the front. A navy blue undergarment will be worn in combination with the jersey. It is the first time in club history that Minnesota will sport a sleeveless jersey during games.

    "We've seen some of the other teams around the league have these types of jerseys, and we liked the look," said Brad Ruiter, Twins director of corporate communications. "It's been a few years since we added a uniform to the mix, so we decided to add this sleeveless jersey to our ensemble."

    The Twins will also unveil a newly designed navy blue alternate/batting practice jersey that will replace a similar one worn during the 2005 season. The new batting practice jersey will feature the traditional red and white "TC" logo on the upper left portion of the chest with the back featuring players' numbers in red.

    Adding the sleeveless jersey means the Twins now have six uniform combinations. In 2005, Minnesota wore five different uniform options: a home white jersey and pants with blue pinstripes; a home navy blue jersey and white pants with blue pinstripes; a gray away jersey and pants with blue pinstripes; a road navy blue jersey and gray pants with blue pinstripes; and a standard navy blue practice jersey with either white or gray pants.

    It has yet to be determined exactly when the new jerseys will be worn or how often, but the first priority is to introduce them to Twins fans.

    "We wanted to make sure that the new jerseys were available to the fans prior to the holidays," Ruiter said. "We've had very positive feedback from our players on the look and we wanted our fans to have the opportunity to get that new look for their favorite Twins fan."

    Both jerseys are now available for purchase at all Twins Pro Shop locations and online at MLB.com. For more information on the new apparel, visit twinsbaseball.com or call 1-800-33-TWINS.

    You can view these new jerseys in our Minnesota Twins section under the category 'uniforms'.

    This article originally appeared at twins.mlb.com

    Alternate

    Batting Practice
    Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

  • #2
    Another ball club that is trying to grab some money out of the pockets of us fans.

    Just stay with the classic Twins uniform. There is nothing wrong with that.

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    • #3
      nascar, you have a link to that article? I've love to forward it to someone.

      Thx.
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      • #4
        I have the link for you.

        Just click here.

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        • #5
          I happen to like the jerseys, Look good to me.
          "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support, not illumination."
          -Vin Scully

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          • #6
            i like the jerseys... they need to wear that sweet red hat more...


            Go IRISH... Whip the Luckeye hide... it should be oregon vs. Notre Dame but hey... that is a totally different forum
            HEY! Cleveland! two words JOHN ELWAY! put that in your pipe and smoke it Browns fan!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BasEbaLlKnoItAll
              I happen to like the jerseys, Look good to me.
              Of couese you like them. the designers made sure that they appeal to the fans so they can rack up the cash.
              Cristobal

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              • #8
                just another ploy, to make a buck...
                HEY! Cleveland! two words JOHN ELWAY! put that in your pipe and smoke it Browns fan!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Last of the Indian fans
                  i like the jerseys... they need to wear that sweet red hat more...
                  I believe the Twins wore the red hats every sunday for about half the season... then stopped wearing them because they almost never won while wearing them. I wasn't able to watch many of the second half games though, so I don't know if they ever went back to wearing them on a regular basis.

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                  • #10
                    I like the blue one......It's a beautiful jersey....
                    I don't like the stripes though...
                    REMEMBER THE EXPOS

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                    • #11
                      http://www.sportslogos.net/Site/article.php?n=4917

                      This is the site that the images of the uniforms are hosted.

                      I think we need to give credit to that site as well, it is a GREAT reference to all sports uniforms.
                      BELIEVE

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                      • #12
                        Here's another one of these sites, but they're only logos in here.....
                        You got logos from The ABA to the NFL......
                        http://www.logoshak.com
                        REMEMBER THE EXPOS

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