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Honestly, tradition dictates button downs and that's a pretty compelling reason. There also havent been significant issues related to the button downs, so it's not really an argument of function over form either.

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If teams wore pullovers back in 70's then they could rock a throwback once a week. Fauxbutton pullovers would be fine.  I had high hopes when UA was going to have the contract, so we might get darker gray / fauxback unis that U of Maryland had at the time.

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Pullovers look awful. All-powder blue uniforms look awful. Leave both of them in the past where they belong.

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2 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

Pullovers tend(ed) to rely on sleeve cuffs and collars moreso than button-downs...

 

A v-neck pullover jersey with no cuffs or collar trim would look pretty ugly and cheap...so that's really the reason why there hasn't been a massive switch. 

 

This admittedly looks pretty good (the blue undershirt and the 80s bear help) but it only works because of the added trim elements.

 

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absolutely, i agree with this. i do think though that....let's say, nike implemented a league-wide template that was exclusively pullover and many teams didn't have neck/sleeve piping. it might look weird initially, but i'd venture to say most of us would get used to it pretty quickly. i'm sure that nike and fanatics would love it for retail purposes, too. 

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If Nike were to go the pullover route, something Henley-style for batting practice or spring training would make the most sense.

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44 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

If Nike were to go the pullover route, something Henley-style for batting practice or spring training would make the most sense.

Majestic did that a few years back, they're on sale on Majestic by Fanatics now at a ridiculous discount if they have your team and size.

 

https://www.majesticathletic.com/mlb-batting-practice-jerseys/o-1287+d-50229613+z-93706-2978254225

 

Men's Majestic Navy/Yellow Milwaukee Brewers Authentic Collection On-Field 3/4-Sleeve Batting Practice Jersey

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It's just a cool social media effects thing but the Marlins jersey depicted in this post doesn't exist but it would be a cool starting point whenever the Marlins want to make a regular season blue alternate, meaning having the Marlins wordmark across the chest as opposed to the current BP/ST version which has the cap logo on the chest...

 

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No vests, no pullovers, no white-crowned hats; every team in the majors should have a traditional uniform template and work from there.

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10 minutes ago, the admiral said:

No vests, no pullovers, no white-crowned hats; every team in the majors should have a traditional uniform template and work from there.


I’m almost on board with you there; I’m all for no pullovers and no white crowned hats, but I think the Pirates ought to be in (true) vests full-time and forever. I go back and forth on the idea of the Reds going vests full-time too, but the Pirates simply don’t look like the Pirates to me without them. 

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39 minutes ago, FinsUp1214 said:


I’m almost on board with you there; I’m all for no pullovers and no white crowned hats, but I think the Pirates ought to be in (true) vests full-time and forever. I go back and forth on the idea of the Reds going vests full-time too, but the Pirates simply don’t look like the Pirates to me without them. 


This is a ball player right here. Great look. To do it right, you can’t do that ugly vest style from the early 2000s where it’s the regular jersey with the sleeves cut off and the vest is much too wide. The sleeve holes need to be set in a bit just like this photo. And players would need to wear solid undershirts with no graphics whatsoever.

 

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21 needs to retired league-wide for Clemente.

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1 hour ago, FinsUp1214 said:


I’m almost on board with you there; I’m all for no pullovers and no white crowned hats, but I think the Pirates ought to be in (true) vests full-time and forever. I go back and forth on the idea of the Reds going vests full-time too, but the Pirates simply don’t look like the Pirates to me without them. 


You could arguably add the A’s to that list, provided they do the vests proper, which they did for their throwbacks from the anniversary season a couple years back.

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I dunno, these look like the Pittsburgh Pirates to me. Black and gold, classic P on the caps, ornate-block letters and numbers, those are more important than a vest in defining them. The We Are Family Pirates didn't wear vests, they wore outlined pinstripes.

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7 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

It's just a cool social media effects thing but the Marlins jersey depicted in this post doesn't exist but it would be a cool starting point whenever the Marlins want to make a regular season blue alternate, meaning having the Marlins wordmark across the chest as opposed to the current BP/ST version which has the cap logo on the chest...

 

YES!

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Sure, the Pirates have maintained many non-vest elements that are instantly recognizable, and maybe “not looking like the Pirates without vests” sounds a little harsh. But for some reason I can’t completely put my finger on, the Pirates look so right in vests that everything else doesn’t look right enough, if that makes sense. The “We Are Family” set and the current set seem like alternates in comparison. I think it’s partly because I grew up right when they went back to vests for a time and is what I’ve most associated with them in my lifetime, and partly because of the strong historical impact of these two:


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Clemente is one of the most iconic figures in baseball history, who wore the vest for the bulk of his career, and Mazeroski provided one of the most iconic moments in baseball history while wearing the vest. As great as Stargell was and as fun as “We Are Family” was (and considering there’s no player or moment of that stature associated with the current set), the vest just has so much more attached to it in my mind.

 

 

Also, side note: I’m all-in on retiring Clemente’s number across baseball. I hope it happens someday.

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16 hours ago, the admiral said:

No vests, no pullovers, no white-crowned hats; every team in the majors should have a traditional uniform template and work from there.

 

People have been talking about vests, but I think the Reds are the exception to the rule on both fronts.

 

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But that's because they're a two-color team with white being one of them.   Admittedly, I think looking at the league a number of two-tone teams would objectively looks good with them, but it's unnecessary.

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Nothing on-field related...but New Era just posted these hats on neweracap.com...and...yikes...someone screwed up.

 

Minnesota Twins Cursive 59FIFTY Fitted | Minnesota Twins Hats | New Era Cap

 

 

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15 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

Nothing on-field related...but New Era just posted these hats on neweracap.com...and...yikes...someone screwed up.

 

Minnesota Twins Cursive 59FIFTY Fitted | Minnesota Twins Hats | New Era Cap

 

 

I mean, who among us doesn't love a good 'ol Minessota hot dish? 😛

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The design or the spelling?

Looks like somebody tried writing Minnesota with their mouse.

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Typo aside, that hat is just hideous. Who in the world would ever want to...wow. 

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