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The Cardinals are wearing their blue caps with their home uniforms. What?!?!?!?

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The Cardinals are wearing their blue caps with their home uniforms. What?!?!?!?

Yeah, they've worn the Bird on Bat cap every Sunday home game for almost 20 years now.

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EDIT - On a side note, as I'm going through my uniform images to make sure everything is up to date, I notice the Astros haven't worn their tequila sunrise batting practice uniforms in a game yet. Have they discontinued that practice, or do they still plan on doing it occasionally?

They are no longer wearing them for every Sunday home game.

Well, that's a positive. Wish they'd create a dedicated alternate that features these elements and looks as professional as a color alternate usually does.

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In phone so no pictures but Kansas City was the Monarchs for today. The interesting part is that they had a different batting helmet. I thought MLB said you could only have one. Does that not apply to throwbacks?

That is an NFL rule, not baseball.

Orioles for one have home and away batting helmets, Phillies have a blue one for their cream alts, and im sure others as well.

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The Brewers have matching royal blue helmets for their throwback unis. Believe the Padres have brown for theirs.

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The Cardinals are wearing their blue caps with their home uniforms. What?!?!?!?

Yeah, they've worn the Bird on Bat cap every Sunday home game for almost 20 years now.

Oh, I didn't know that. The combination looks awful though.

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Sure does. They could wear it for a century, and it'll never stop looking like garbage.

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EDIT - On a side note, as I'm going through my uniform images to make sure everything is up to date, I notice the Astros haven't worn their tequila sunrise batting practice uniforms in a game yet. Have they discontinued that practice, or do they still plan on doing it occasionally?

They are no longer wearing them for every Sunday home game.

Well, that's a positive. Wish they'd create a dedicated alternate that features these elements and looks as professional as a color alternate usually does.

They rightfully abandoned the BPs-on-Sunday practice last July. Last year, they just wore the regular whites-with-navy-accents uniform. This year, they are wearing the regular-white-with-orange-accents on Sunday.

Generally, but not 100% of the time, the Astros wear:

Home (M-Th & Sat): white with navy accents + navy hat

Home (Fri): orange tops with navy accents + navy hat

Home (Sun): white with orange accents + orange hat

Road (night): grey with navy accents + two-tone hat

Road (day): orange tops with navy accents + navy hat

The road rotation changes if there is a clash. They swapped the day/night rotation last weekend in Anaheim. They wore the orange for a night game because the Angels were going to wear the red tops on Sunday. The Astros do their best to follow the MLB uniform clash guidelines.

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Yet a large number of fans including myself prefer and own the BP jersey. I love the return of navy and orange. The three hats are great. But the uniforms are so generic it looks like you could make them yourself. The BP jersey at least has some character.

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The Brewers have matching royal blue helmets for their throwback unis. Believe the Padres have brown for theirs.

I'm assuming the Padres just replace the military SD decal with the orange SD decal.

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Dunno if this has been mentioned, but the Twins' gold-trimmed cap appears to be the primary home cap, despite being listed on MLB shop as an alternate. The non-trimmed one listed as the home cap is still used, but only with the pinstriped throwback alts. I thought this set would eventually grow on me, but it's still a big disappointment.

It still just looks like they're wearing oversized-logo fashion caps. Yuck.

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Also I really dislike the back of the new uni's, the name's lack of gold drop shadow clashes with the numbers. I would almost prefer them as NNOB's. Oh well.

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And unsurprisingly they haven't bothered to update the batting helmets with the gold trim. Lame.

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Dunno if this has been mentioned, but the Twins' gold-trimmed cap appears to be the primary home cap, despite being listed on MLB shop as an alternate. The non-trimmed one listed as the home cap is still used, but only with the pinstriped throwback alts. I thought this set would eventually grow on me, but it's still a big disappointment.

It's been mentioned. They kinda painted themselves into a corner by adding gold to only a primary jersey and nothing else while wanting their "signature" cap to be the original. It's the only jersey the hat makes any sense with but they like to identify the traditional hat as "primary".

It is funny that they only wear their primary home jersey with an "alt" cap and their primary home cap with "alt" jerseys. Since they still have the stupid red-billed road cap (which I see few of at games), it probably would make sense to call the gold-trimed one "primary home" and the "basic" one "home alt." Then add the fact that the helmet has no gold, and the whole thing is kind of a mess. Of course MLB has long given up matching helmets to caps; which really bugs me in the era of base coaches wearing helmets (if pitchers ever start wearing helmets, it'll be worse).

I hate the gold trimmed-uniform. First of all, it was just totally unnecessary to change the one true staple of their look; the home primary. Second, there's gold on the home primary and nothing else. (also the lack of front numbers). I thought a silver lining could be that the gold-trimmed cap may solve the problem of the red "c" being hard to see against the blue hat. It's helped a bit, but that does not make up for the rest of the mess.

It'll be very interesting to see where this goes in a few years...I am not sure how long they have to keep this as their home primary, but I would not be surprised to see 1) them change as soon as they can and 2) them be one of those teams not wearing primaries a lot in the interim. I think it's too early to tell how well these are being embraced. Of course, if they keep playing even .500 ball, that may help sales; there is some optimism here for the first time in years. I think hat sales will dictate it quite a bit. If people keep buying the primary cap, then I see the gold getting pushed out. If the gold-trimmed one sells well then this could be around longer.

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Yes, forgot to mention the lack of front numbers. That bugs me as well. And true, this will all be driven by sales. Reminds of the Wild muddling up a decent look simply for the sake of change.

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Sure does. They could wear it for a century, and it'll never stop looking like garbage.

and made worse by the fact that when batting they wear regular red helmets.

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Yeah. That Twins alternate cap thing really screwed with my mind for a while too. About 40-50 pages back the consensus was that since the Twins wear the regular home cap with every home uniform except one, if officially counts as the home, while the cap they wear with one specific uniform is the alternate. It's weird, considering that the uniform is their home, but the whole thing is really weird anyway.

Speaking of weird, still in the updating of uniforms for this year, I looked through the Cubs' photo galleries. It appeared to me that the Cubs completely dropped their road uniform Marlins-style. I finally did find one day the entire season so far that they wore their away grays. Every other game they appear to have worn their alternate grays or alternate blues, except for the one night they wore their throwback gray. Strange that they'd make the move, especially considering how bad the alternate is. Also makes it seem even stranger that someone would accidentally wear a jersey the team (almost) never wears.

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Now why is now that the Giants only have player name on the away jerseys ?

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Now why is now that the Giants only have player name on the away jerseys ?

That used to be more common. The Twins did it until the mid-90s.

In theory, home fans know their players but not the players on the opposing team. At least I think that's why that used to be a fairly common practice.

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Now why is now that the Giants only have player name on the away jerseys ?

That used to be more common. The Twins did it until the mid-90s.

In theory, home fans know their players but not the players on the opposing team. At least I think that's why that used to be a fairly common practice.

Yep. Fairly common recently. The White Sox left names off the home jerseys from 1987-96. The Mets left them off the stripeless homes in their initial year of BFBS. The Cubs took the names off their home jerseys 2005-06, I believe. Stupidly, they had a set of home blue alts which were identical to the regular blue jerseys except for the names left off. And of course, the Red Sox have never used names on their home jerseys.

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...especially considering how bad the alternate is.

I know that everybody has their own opinions and whatnot, but could you please elaborate on why you don't like the Cubs' blue jerseys? I'm rather curious of it, because I've always thought that they were fine.

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I believe he was talking about the awful road alternate, with "CUBS" on the chest and the condensed block font. Those are among the worst jerseys in sports. Personally, I think the blue jerseys suck, too, though not nearly as much. That logo is really, really bad. Swap it out for the Cubs' primary logo and it's suddenly a more-than-passable alternate.

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