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I’ve been saying for several months that it’s only a matter of time until that Nationals script white jersey becomes the regular home. Last year and this year’s spring training uniforms are clearly efforts to test the waters and prep for the change. 

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Powder blue road uniforms were before my time, but I’ve always thought it looked odd — especially if the team wasn’t primarily blue. And, even then, a simple alternate rather than head-to-toe powder blue would do. Must be a nostalgia thing...

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I took my 10-year-old son to the press conference today for some father/son time.  He had a blast!  I can tell you that these blue alts look really good in person. I’m a bit afraid it may be a bit of blue overkill once the pants are added, but we’ll see.  For the record, these are identical to the cream home alts, other than obviously using blue instead of cream as the base color.  So it looks like the schedule is now:

 

home: white jersey, red hat

home Saturday: cream alt; red hat

home Sunday: white jersey; alt cap

road: grey jersey; red hat (except when playing another red team)

road Saturday: blue alt; red hat (total of 13 games in 2019).

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24 minutes ago, DeFrank said:

I’ve been saying for several months that it’s only a matter of time until that Nationals script white jersey becomes the regular home. Last year and this year’s spring training uniforms are clearly efforts to test the waters and prep for the change. 

 

We can only hope. 

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46 minutes ago, AndrewMLind said:

Powder blue road uniforms were before my time, but I’ve always thought it looked odd — especially if the team wasn’t primarily blue. And, even then, a simple alternate rather than head-to-toe powder blue would do. Must be a nostalgia thing...

Yeah, never understood the love for powder blues. IMO, it makes them look like clowns. 

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10 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

As a Cards fan...🤮

 

Bill DeWitt III loves to talk about the Cardinals legacy and tradition while continuing to cheapen the brand to make a few extra bucks. 

 

7 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Terrible.

Powder blue uniforms as a trend were a scourge.  There was exactly one such uniform that looked good: 

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The rest were hideous.  And use of powder blue particularly by the Cardinals was an embarassment.

 

Some bad takes.

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12 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

I think the problem with that hope is that I don't know if the Brewers actually know they have an identity problem

 

8 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

And the Cardinals are debuting this new look... at Miller Park.  That’s some expert trolling there. 

 

8 hours ago, mjd77 said:

 

I'd be willing to bet that's exactly what's going on.  The powers that be probably figure that since they've integrated the BiG back into the identity, that everyone is happy. If they would actually take a poll of fans and ask what they want, I guarantee you in landslide fashion you'd show that the BiG should be the main logo, and that royal/yellow/powder should be the color scheme.


I'm starting to think this too... hard as it is to comprehend that level of obliviousness in the organization.  Especially with merch sales being what they are nowadays.

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8 hours ago, mjd77 said:

 

I'd be willing to bet that's exactly what's going on.  The powers that be probably figure that since they've integrated the BiG back into the identity, that everyone is happy. If they would actually take a poll of fans and ask what they want, I guarantee you in landslide fashion you'd show that the BiG should be the main logo, and that royal/yellow/powder should be the color scheme.


I cannot for the life of me understand why they seem to be so damn attached to that 2000 look/rebrand. It was never even close to great at the time, it dated very fast and it debuted BEFORE Mark Attanasio even bought the team.

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11 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Terrible.

Powder blue uniforms as a trend were a scourge.  There was exactly one such uniform that looked good: 

Image result for bo jackson royals

 

 

The rest were hideous.  And use of powder blue particularly by the Cardinals was an embarassment.

 

5 hours ago, jp1409 said:

 

What?

 

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Yooo....
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I feel like only the late 60s expansion teams ever really did powder blue right.

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14 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

Terrible.

Powder blue uniforms as a trend were a scourge.  There was exactly one such uniform that looked good: 

Image result for bo jackson royals

 

 

The rest were hideous.  And use of powder blue particularly by the Cardinals was an embarassment.

 

I don't know about them being all bad, just look at this picture of Rollie Fingers. LOOK AT IT.

 

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33 minutes ago, Old School Fool said:

 

I don't know about them being all bad, just look at this picture of Rollie Fingers. LOOK AT IT.

 

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Ugh. I looked at crap like that all throughout my childhood. What a relief it was when that team wised up and started wearing grey on the road.

 

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And, eventually, of course, they came all the way back to decency, and started dressing like actual ballplayers.

 

GREG-VAUGHN-Milwaukee-Brewers-1991-FLEER

 

Anyone who looks at the Fingers picture as compared to the Nieves picture, yet who refuses to acknowledge what an awful mistake powder blue was, is either lying or insane. 

 

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These Cardinals jersey feel cheap because at least when the Royals brought back light blue, they made it a proper secondary color. 

 

Were Cardinals fans even asking for this?

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23 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Ugh. I looked at crap like that all throughout my childhood. What a relief it was when that team wised up and started wearing grey on the road.

 

51wTRUHeLbL._SY450_.jpg

 

And, eventually, of course, they came all the way back to decency, and started dressing like actual ballplayers.

 

GREG-VAUGHN-Milwaukee-Brewers-1991-FLEER

 

Anyone who looks at the Fingers picture as compared to the Nieves picture, yet who refuses to acknowledge what an awful mistake powder blue was, is either lying or insane. 

 

 

I think both styles work out for their own respective eras really. If powder blue was supposedly the road uniform of the future across the league then the Brewers did the best they could. It just works even though it's tacky as hell. I much prefer the Greg Vaughn picture but I can deal with the '82 duds from time to time.

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13 hours ago, mjd77 said:

 

I'd be willing to bet that's exactly what's going on.  The powers that be probably figure that since they've integrated the BiG back into the identity, that everyone is happy. If they would actually take a poll of fans and ask what they want, I guarantee you in landslide fashion you'd show that the BiG should be the main logo, and that royal/yellow/powder should be the color scheme.

 

Maybe I've been spending too much time in NBA-land, but I'd also argue that identity crises are very much in fashion for pro teams right now anyway. Be three different teams and pick which one you are based on the day of the week.

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1 hour ago, Ray Lankford said:

These Cardinals jersey feel cheap because at least when the Royals brought back light blue, they made it a proper secondary color. 

 

Were Cardinals fans even asking for this?

 

Powder blue merchandise has been seen a lot more the last few years with Majestic’s Cooperstown line. The fact it was introduced doesn’t surprise me, and Cards fans are suckers for nostalgia. Even when it is a butchered version aiming for their wallet.

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As much as it pains me to say, that's a beautiful uniform.

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Of all the teams to bring back full-body powder blue, I'm stunned the Cardinals are the first ones to break through. Time for Kansas City to stop binge-reading anti-porn pamphlets and order some blue pants. 

 

I think the uniform looks great, and I'm glad to see the "St. Louis" script make it onto a road uniform. That said, the look won't be nearly as good on players who wear their pants down to the ankles.

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3 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

Of all the teams to bring back full-body powder blue, I'm stunned the Cardinals are the first ones to break through. 

 

Gotta get back the good will that Mike Mattheny annihlated before his firing.

 

I like it as a more sedate version of their old set. Of course, I’d prefer that the team bring back the 1940s home/road set (with a red-billed navy cap), but that’s just me.

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Another thing:

 

Now that the Cardinals have put "St. Louis" and spoon piping on cream and light blue jerseys, they need to put them on gray jerseys and then wear them 81 times a year.

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