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Cardinals Uniform Changes

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Pere View Post
    But it's odd to have a home jersey with a city name and a road jersey with a team name.
    I s'pose that's true, although in these days of numerous specialty/alternate uniforms nothing would be that unusual to me anymore.

    Even the Yankees during the Ruth/Gehrig era wore YANKEES on the road, not NEW YORK.

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    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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    • #17
      Also worth noting--when the Cards last wore these unis, they were worn at home.

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      I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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      • #18
        The Cards will be wearing the red caps on the road instead of the blue caps. I like the idea: it makes the team look more consistent with caps.

        http://news.sportslogos.net/2012/11/...-caps-on-road/
        The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Pere View Post
          But it's odd to have a home jersey with a city name and a road jersey with a team name.
          The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim use ANGELS on their home and road uniforms.
          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
            The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim use ANGELS on their home and road uniforms.
            As do the Brewers...

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            Phillies...

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            Rays...

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            I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
            - Walt Whitman

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            • #21
              double post
              Last edited by jnakamura; 11-17-2012, 03:00 AM.
              I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
              - Walt Whitman

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              • #22
                Wished they could have kept the road caps. Like those better than the home caps. I like the Cards' new jersey. Certainly better than the Astros!

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                • #23
                  Have to say I've very pleased to see Red caps will be used on the road. Every year, during Spring Trainig I remark how good the red caps look with road gray's. The navy caps are classic Cardinals, but I've never found enough navy in the uniform for them to look quite right. Close, but not quite...

                  "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                  • #24
                    To paraphrase Rick Pitino, Stan Musial ain't walking through that door. Let's not forget 'The Wizard of Oz'. These are the best Cardinals uniforms, it's time for them to return, pullovers and sansabelts or bust.
                    No more pretentiousness. Just fun and good times for all!
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                    • #25
                      Product on the field>product on the players.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                        Product on the field>product on the players.
                        Sure, I don't disagree with that, but this Vince Coleman jersey beats any Cardinals jersey they've worn in over 20 years. It's much more interesting. It looks like actual athletic wear, free of pretentiousness. MLB, across the board, needs to adopt the v-neck pullover and the elastic waistband pants as the official on-field attire. That combination actually resembles athletic wear.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                          The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim use ANGELS on their home and road uniforms.
                          As I said, there's nothing wrong or inconsistent with using the same label on both kits.

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