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Worst LETTERING on Baseball Uni's

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I love baseball.  Everything about it.  And one of my favorite parts is the uniform:  A button down shirt, stirrup socks, belts for your elastic pants and a cap.  It's all so unnecessary, but works perfectly.  And I love how almost every team with just a few exceptions are known by their logo of their city and/or team initials on their caps.  But my favorite part is the lettering on the button down shirt.  Each team has an iconic scribble across their chest, or some unique style that stands out...

...except my Astros.  Who decided to just use Times New Roman capitals and BOLD it.  I love the Astros (along with my Fightin's), and I even like their color scheme and cap design.  But the block lettering is terrible.  I was looking at all of the team jerseys and they are by far the worst.  No one else is even close.  

Am I being too critical?  Is there someone worse?  Miami used to be bad, but their new uni's are pretty sweet.

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what's your take on the glorified softball unis of the mid 70s-early 80s?  the 'Stros and Padres were particularly "soft pitch" ...

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I love the Stros Unis. 

Least favorite is maybe the Nationals. The Walgreens “W” kind of sucks. I don’t care for the DBacks either. 

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2 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

. I don’t care for the DBacks either. 

Yeah, these are way worse than the Astros.

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7 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

I love the Stros Unis. 

Least favorite is maybe the Nationals. The Walgreens “W” kind of sucks. I don’t care for the DBacks either. 

I like the style of the Natinals, minus the Walgreens W.  The rest of the lettering is nice.  But, yeah, the W being an exact replica of Walgreens is beyond stupid.  

Arizona, I don't like the color scheme for the gray uni's, although players just voted them one of the best out there.  Don't get it.  And shortening the name to D-Backs is weird, because all I ever hear is D-Bags.  

I guess my complaint isn't so much with the actual uniforms, because like I said, I like the Stros color scheme.  It's just the lettering.  Like no time was put into the design.  

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2 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

:lmao:

if i din't think that was Kittle on the right i'd swear it was Pugsley Addams

:lmao:

That was before Kittle's time. Ken Brett, maybe?

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Just now, zamboni said:

That was before Kittle's time. Ken Brett, maybe?

soooo ... definitely not Pugsley?

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Anyone WITHOUT the players names on back.  You have to have that.

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6 minutes ago, zamboni said:

had a "spinner" board game, you would insert a circular players card, and then spin to determine the results of his at bat ... loved having Manning, he "hit" like 12 triples in one game (i'd say their accuracy was juuuuuuuuuust a bit off)

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I guess I should have specified, I was speaking of current uniforms.  It's a given the ChiSox are the worst ever.

Also, I was more focused on the lettering across the chest.

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24 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Anyone WITHOUT the players names on back.  You have to have that.

So you like road uni's?

Nevermind, I guess this isn't as universal as it used to be.

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Edited because I had bad information in my head.
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26 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Anyone WITHOUT the players names on back.  You have to have that.

the Yankees have the most classic, iconic, recognized uniform in the history of sports - never had names. 

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16 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

the Yankees have the most classic, iconic, recognized uniform in the history of sports - never had names. 

Red Sox home jerseys neither.  The Bosox do put names on the road jerseys, which I think is nicely logical though I respect the way the Yankees do it.  

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34 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

the Yankees have the most classic, iconic, recognized uniform in the history of sports - never had names. 

Nah.  Need names.  It's not a team sport.  I need to know who's playing well for fantasy baseball purposes.

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56 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

the Yankees have the most classic, iconic, recognized uniform in the history of sports - never had names. 

I think the teams that have done it forever get a pass because it's part of their uniform history.  But if a team just started doing that on their next uniform revamp, it would be dumb.

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Arizona's dark gray jerseys are terrible. You can't read the numbers from the stands.

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3 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

I love baseball.  Everything about it.  And one of my favorite parts is the uniform:  A button down shirt, stirrup socks, belts for your elastic pants and a cap.  It's all so unnecessary, but works perfectly.  And I love how almost every team with just a few exceptions are known by their logo of their city and/or team initials on their caps.  But my favorite part is the lettering on the button down shirt.  Each team has an iconic scribble across their chest, or some unique style that stands out...

...except my Astros.  Who decided to just use Times New Roman capitals and BOLD it.  I love the Astros (along with my Fightin's), and I even like their color scheme and cap design.  But the block lettering is terrible.  I was looking at all of the team jerseys and they are by far the worst.  No one else is even close.  

Am I being too critical?  Is there someone worse?  Miami used to be bad, but their new uni's are pretty sweet.

Yes, I think so.  Those don't look bad at all...  JMHO.

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I have always kind of wondered if the old style would die out at some point....like IMO if I am player, I would prefer to wear the uni tops that don't actually have sleeves....and you just wear an under armor shirt or baseball shirt under it....I know its not traditional but there is something that feels constricting with a uni that has sleeves sometimes....if I had a choice I would go sleeveless all the time as I would feel it improves my performance/movement/flexibility, etc....throwing/swinging/making plays/etc...

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Just now, nirad3 said:

Yes, I think so.  Those don't look bad at all...  JMHO.

Again, I'm just talking about the lettering.  My whole focus of this thread was about the lettering across the front.  I love the colors and I love the rainbow alternative jersey.  I own two of the jerseys and wear them around the house all of the time when watching the games.  I don't have any issue except with the block, nondescript lettering. :shrug:

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1 minute ago, Stinkin Ref said:

I have always kind of wondered if the old style would die out at some point....like IMO if I am player, I would prefer to wear the uni tops that don't actually have sleeves....and you just wear an under armor shirt or baseball shirt under it....I know its not traditional but there is something that feels constricting with a uni that has sleeves sometimes....if I had a choice I would go sleeveless all the time as I would feel it improves my performance/movement/flexibility, etc....throwing/swinging/making plays/etc...

I used to pitch.  And my biggest complaint with most jerseys was the arms would be too small or they'd have them with that weird semi-elastic band at the end.  I would always get a size one size too big to wear, just so my arm wasn't constricted when throwing.

But I'm guessing if you're in the bigs, you can probably have them tailor it to your specs.

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3 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

 

...except my Astros.  Who decided to just use Times New Roman capitals and BOLD it.  I love the Astros (along with my Fightin's), and I even like their color scheme and cap design.  But the block lettering is terrible.  I was looking at all of the team jerseys and they are by far the worst.  No one else is even close.  

Am I being too critical?  Is there someone worse?  Miami used to be bad, but their new uni's are pretty sweet.

The Brewers have the Times New Roman font except for their throwback unis.

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2 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

I used to pitch.  And my biggest complaint with most jerseys was the arms would be too small or they'd have them with that weird semi-elastic band at the end.  I would always get a size one size too big to wear, just so my arm wasn't constricted when throwing.

But I'm guessing if you're in the bigs, you can probably have them tailor it to your specs.

They should just make them out of cotton.  A nice breathable fabric.  Not so heavy. 

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8 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

I used to pitch.  And my biggest complaint with most jerseys was the arms would be too small or they'd have them with that weird semi-elastic band at the end.  I would always get a size one size too big to wear, just so my arm wasn't constricted when throwing.

But I'm guessing if you're in the bigs, you can probably have them tailor it to your specs.

same here...I pitched as well and would constantly try to stretch out my uniform top before every game....even if I got one a size bigger, etc...

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9 minutes ago, Snoopy said:

The Brewers have the Times New Roman font except for their throwback unis.

Aren't theirs written in cursive?  I remember the Paul Molitor ones were blocky, but the new ones I thought spelled Milwaukee on one and Brewers on the others in cursive. 

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6 minutes ago, Gally said:

They should just make them out of cotton.  A nice breathable fabric.  Not so heavy. 

I never really thought of them as heavy.  I'm sure the wool ones back in the day were, but none of the newer ones.

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6 minutes ago, Stinkin Ref said:

I have always kind of wondered if the old style would die out at some point....like IMO if I am player, I would prefer to wear the uni tops that don't actually have sleeves....and you just wear an under armor shirt or baseball shirt under it....I know its not traditional but there is something that feels constricting with a uni that has sleeves sometimes....if I had a choice I would go sleeveless all the time as I would feel it improves my performance/movement/flexibility, etc....throwing/swinging/making plays/etc...


There is some history with the jersey vest in Major League Baseball, though it never became the dominant uniform type. The Pirates tried a throwback style of vest maybe 10-12 years ago, but the look was not as crisp -- this article has a good explanation:
 

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...  the Pirates brought back a flawed version of the vest uniforms in the late ’00s, but for reasons I haven’t heard, only gave the set a couple years before they abandoned the vests.  One of the problems might have been that current-day vest jerseys are not actually vests but regular jerseys with the sleeves removed.  The extra fabric that extends to the end of the shoulders just kind of sticks up like little wings and doesn’t look very good.

 

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34 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Again, I'm just talking about the lettering.  My whole focus of this thread was about the lettering across the front.  I love the colors and I love the rainbow alternative jersey.  I own two of the jerseys and wear them around the house all of the time when watching the games.  I don't have any issue except with the block, nondescript lettering. :shrug:

Papyrus!

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38 minutes ago, Stinkin Ref said:

I have always kind of wondered if the old style would die out at some point....like IMO if I am player, I would prefer to wear the uni tops that don't actually have sleeves....and you just wear an under armor shirt or baseball shirt under it....I know its not traditional but there is something that feels constricting with a uni that has sleeves sometimes....if I had a choice I would go sleeveless all the time as I would feel it improves my performance/movement/flexibility, etc....throwing/swinging/making plays/etc...

Ted Kluszewski agrees

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26 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

I never really thought of them as heavy.  I'm sure the wool ones back in the day were, but none of the newer ones.

Sorry.....Seinfeld reference......

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45 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Again, I'm just talking about the lettering.  My whole focus of this thread was about the lettering across the front.  I love the colors and I love the rainbow alternative jersey.  I own two of the jerseys and wear them around the house all of the time when watching the games.  I don't have any issue except with the block, nondescript lettering. :shrug:

Gotcha, and I should have been more specific.  The lettering isn't bad.

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At least the Blue Jays don't wear "NORTH" jerseys

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1 minute ago, Don Quixote said:

Worst uniform is any uniform worn by most managers.

could you imagine football or b-ball coaches having to don full unis like teh baseball?

oooofffaaahhh

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Hate the Phillies numbering 

 

love the A’s Kelly green version

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23 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

could you imagine football or b-ball coaches having to don full unis like teh baseball?

oooofffaaahhh

Agreed, but the thought of a guy sitting in a dugout wearing a suit seems extremely odd.

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Just now, Bull Dozier said:

Agreed, but the thought of a guy sitting in a dugout wearing a suit seems extremely odd.

Connie Mack down?

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8 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

Connie Mack down?

since 1956

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3 minutes ago, Eephus said:

since 1956

served that fastball right down Broadway, eh? :lmao:

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28 minutes ago, HellToupee said:

Hate the Phillies numbering 

 

love the A’s Kelly green version

Interesting.  What's wrong with the Phi's numbering?

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