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So I was looking at the White Sox uniforms, and I noticed that the graphic for 1990 shows they wore their old red/blue script style uniforms AND wore the then new black uniforms. Can anyone explain this to me? I've heard of teams unveiling new logos during the season, but did the White Sox actually do this or what, I'm confused, argh. :wacko:

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Just to piggyback what Goth and Smoothie said, 1990 was the final year of old Comiskey so the last week of the year the Sox unveiled that set and announced they would be wearing it at Boston and the last home stand for the year. ESPN did one of the night games at Boston and talked at length about the new set. They debated for innings whether or not it was navy or black since the previous sets had navy. Then for the last game at Comiskey when they wore the pinstripes the debate was brought up again. It may be on youtube somewhere.

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The new uniforms (at least the homes) were known about well before they made their early on-field debut in September '90. I went to a game at Comiskey that summer, and had a game program that showed Carlton Fisk modeling the new black pinstripes.

Also, odd that Okkonen's illustration of the "old" Sox unis omits the pants numbers. Did they drop them that season? Regardless, had those front numbers been on the jersey instead of the pants, that 87-90 set could have been pretty splendid.

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I remember this and I believe you are right. They swapped out right at the end of the season for some random reason.

Probobly to cash in and sell more gear during the Christmas holiday that year. Whenever there is a strange move like this, 99% of the time its dollars and cents driven.

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I remember this and I believe you are right. They swapped out right at the end of the season for some random reason.

Probobly to cash in and sell more gear during the Christmas holiday that year. Whenever there is a strange move like this, 99% of the time its dollars and cents driven.

Which is why teams unveil new looks in November today. They don't need to wear them during the season, and by Christmas the "new shiny" factor had long since worn off.

The White Sox unveiled this throwback look at the end of the season as a tribute to their old ballpark before they moved. Don't forget that they had invented the "turn back the clock" concept.

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All I know is this is the best set they've ever had

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The curly C should come back recolored as a batting practice hat or something.

I'm really not a fan of teams having more than one game cap, especially if the logos are different, but I think I'd be OK if the curly C became the home cap, with the SOX being used on the road, so both the city and nickname are represented on both sets. Also, bring back the diamond-sock patch. That thing is great.

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The new uniforms (at least the homes) were known about well before they made their early on-field debut in September '90. I went to a game at Comiskey that summer, and had a game program that showed Carlton Fisk modeling the new black pinstripes.

Also, odd that Okkonen's illustration of the "old" Sox unis omits the pants numbers. Did they drop them that season? Regardless, had those front numbers been on the jersey instead of the pants, that 87-90 set could have been pretty splendid.

If I'm remembering correctly the pants leg numbers were dropped for 1989. At least it's listed that way by Okkonen, plus I believe it was mentioned in Uniwatch's interview with the guy who designed the striped uniforms.

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The curly C should come back recolored as a batting practice hat or something.

I'm really not a fan of teams having more than one game cap, especially if the logos are different, but I think I'd be OK if the curly C became the home cap, with the SOX being used on the road, so both the city and nickname are represented on both sets. Also, bring back the diamond-sock patch. That thing is great.

It's still on their black alternate jerseys.

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I don't understand why they had to put the SOX logo on the greys. Seems kind of silly to hang on to a uniform from 1991 (well, 1990, even) and at this stage of the game decide to make one tweak, and a downgrade at that.

Agreed. I guess it's because it was the only jersey without it, but that doesn't make it any less of a downgrade. If people can't figure out what a white sock sleeve patch stands for after 20 years, I'm not sure rebranding it this way will help. I think that logo is great for hats and as a primary on jerseys, but as a sleeve patch I think it looks terrible.

I remember the first time I saw that Sox cap that offseason and thought "what a great throwback." As more and more popped up, I realized it was no throwback.

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The curly C should come back recolored as a batting practice hat or something.

I'm really not a fan of teams having more than one game cap, especially if the logos are different, but I think I'd be OK if the curly C became the home cap, with the SOX being used on the road, so both the city and nickname are represented on both sets. Also, bring back the diamond-sock patch. That thing is great.

It's still on their black alternate jerseys.

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It's also still on their home pinstripes, but they haven't been home to wear them yet.
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