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1 hour ago, Quillz said:

Or use the never-implemented 1970s color reversed road uniforms (navy blue w/ white pinstripes).

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19 minutes ago, simtek34 said:

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I don't care what anyone says, these are fine. I've no problems with road pinstripes.

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3 hours ago, philly97flyer said:

If MLB had to have the Yankees in their iconic pinstripes for the London Series, they should have created road gray versions of them as one-offs

 

Why have the Yankees never gone with road pinstriped uniforms, anyway? Really, if any team has the "prestige" to pull it off, it's them. There's no reason to restrict the pinstripes to Bronx-only.

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I’m warming up to the whole Yankees road pinstripes talk, but there’s also something to be said for only seeing them at Yankee Stadium. That’s part of the experience. I get why they went that way with this one, though. 

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The Reds have had such great uniforms throughout the years.

 

Why are their current uniforms so dull and uninspiring?

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3 hours ago, Kramerica Industries said:

 

Why have the Yankees never gone with road pinstriped uniforms, anyway? Really, if any team has the "prestige" to pull it off, it's them. There's no reason to restrict the pinstripes to Bronx-only.

 

They did in 1916 and 1917.

 

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9 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

I'm not very comfortable with that, either. For most of the history of the Hall of Fame Game, both teams wore their road uniforms.

 

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Woah, what's the story with that Mets cap there?

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20 minutes ago, Old School Fool said:

 

They did in 1916 and 1917.

 

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Instant upgrades on their current road set. 

 

I dunno who has control over these things in their organization and if that useless turd Randy Levine is involved in it, but, somebody, make it happen.

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8 minutes ago, Kramerica Industries said:

 

Instant upgrades on their current road set. 

 

I dunno who has control over these things in their organization and if that useless turd Randy Levine is involved in it, but, somebody, make it happen.

I just don't see it happening because at some point everyone decided the current Yankee road uniforms are "untouchable" even though they're really not. The problem is at some point baseball decided no one dons road pinstripes anymore and no team seems to want to be the precedent setter. But I'll say that if it does eventually happen, the Yankees will jump on board.

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I must say, the flat finish helmets look clean and classy with the pinstripes.

 

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I don't know when matte helmets became popular but they look fine to me. I don't mind the 3D logo some teams use, either.

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The only thing the Yankees need to do is ditch the white outline (and possibly add gray heather texture) on their road uniform. I actually prefer the road uniform to be stripped down  It looks strong and dignified to me. There's no need for pinstripes in this look. 

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5 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

Woah, what's the story with that Mets cap there?

 

While people tend to associate the pillbox cap with the Pittsburgh Pirates, because that team retained it for some time, several National League teams used it for at least a few games in 1976 in honour of the league's centennial. Amongst these teams were the Mets, the Cardinals, and the Phillies.

 

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The Phillies once brought the pillbox cap back for a throwback game.

 

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The National League All-Star team wore pillbox hats in the team photo and in pre-game shots and batting practice.

 

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And the N.L. umpires even wore a pillbox cap for a while that year.

 

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In a post-season tour of Japan by a team made up mostly of National Leaguers, pillbox caps were used not only by members of the teams already mentioned, but also by members of the Padres, Expos, and Reds.  And, despite the fact that the cap was a National League promotion, American Leaguer Aurelio Lopez wore a Detroit Tigers pillbox cap.

 

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Disappointed the Mets didn’t even attempt to do a 1969 throwback this weekend. It’s not like it would’ve taken a lot of effort. 

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25 minutes ago, insert name said:

Disappointed the Mets didn’t even attempt to do a 1969 throwback this weekend. It’s not like it would’ve taken a lot of effort. 

 

It'd take nearly as much effort as any other throwback, since they'd still need new jerseys to have the number moved up and the right patches applied (Technically the script may be a little different too) and maybe go with cream.  The cap is technically different too.

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On 6/28/2019 at 4:44 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

The overall aesthetic of the uniform was elegant, with the lowercase wordmark and the delicate lines of the number font. Those aspects were complemented beautifully by the thin sleeve stripes. 

 

By contrast, the racing stripe clashed badly with the uniform's overall look, the visual analogue of a tuba with a string quartet.

 

Also, the racing stripes had royal blue and red touch. Part of what made the original set work was that red and royal never touched (outside of the cap panels).

 

I’m also not sure that the Expos even need the wordmark under the insignia. As much as I hate the “M-blob,” it has all the brand recognition necessary to stand on its own.

 

Also, I’m in favor of the Yankees using road pinstripes with either a plain block “New York” wordmark or the home chest insignia.

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18 hours ago, simtek34 said:

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I would love to know why the Mothership thinks they were going to wear gray pants with those jerseys.  My reading of Appel’s book is that the pants matched.

 

I think that’s another of the database errors that needs fixing.  Quick, how many problems can you spot with this graphic, labeled “Home Uniform - 1949-pres”?  I’ve got four, right off the bat. 

 

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Hell, it’s not even right for 2019, much less 1949. 

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4 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

It'd take nearly as much effort as any other throwback, since they'd still need new jerseys to have the number moved up and the right patches applied (Technically the script may be a little different too) and maybe go with cream.  The cap is technically different too.

 

Wouldn’t have taken any research, though, unlike many of the uniforms the Reds are wearing this year.  Todd Radom chronicled a lot of the work he did to reproduce the early 20th century designs that had previously been poorly documented. 

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Yuck 

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