Junior Lake (21) wearing the Cubs “Chicago” road unis, while Anthony Rizzo wears the new “CUBS” alt road version….in the same game at the same time.
Prepare for the best graphical chart on the season as Chris Creamer and JR Francis of SportsLogos.net have taken a look at how each team has done in their various uniforms and if they had any impact on gameplay. It’s something I’ve often thought of doing, but upon thinking of the amount of work that would go into it, though, “Oh dear lord, maybe someone else will do this.
Guess what, someone did.
While there are surely hundreds of other variables at work, it is strange to see how the Braves are just so good in their cream alternates, or that the Mariners are pretty unstoppable in their teal uniforms, or how, sadly, the Brewers have struggled in their pinstripe throwbacks.
Check out the article here and be sure to find your favorite team. Perhaps this is the new inefficiency that we’ve been looking for.
The Brewers fan-designed uniform (to be wore by the team on March 22 in Arizona and March 30 in Milwaukee) was created by a Twins fan.
It features the Brewers lesser-known mascot, “Beer Barrel Man”. He was used by the Brewers from 1970-1977. And he is AMAZING.
Important note: “The Beer Barrel Man is sometimes confused with Bernie Brewer. Bernie has always been a human figure, first a regular man in lederhosen and then a costumed human mascot suit.”- Wikipedia
Get it right, people. Get it right.
Top: Shoulder patch for the uniform
Bottom: Hat and jersey
The Brewers are holding a contest in search of new uniform designs. Which, thank heavens, because the current Brewers uniforms have somehow managed to make a team named after beer boring.
Unfortunately, the contest winner will only see their uniform worn during a 2013 spring training game, but considering that a) spring training unis are one of the worst things one can see on the baseball field and b) if it’s a truly great uniform the team could soon adopt it, only good can come of this. Get full details on the contest here.
What’s there to be scared of anyway? After all, the last time a team held a fan design contest, we ended up with these:
Okay, so maybe a little concern is justified.
Less than a week of the season to go, and I’ve finally gotten around to updating the pixelly uniforms thingy. I’m planning to do it in a more timely manner next season, and hopefully, I’ll be including one-off throwbacks and stuff, too. But for now: here’s the MLB uniforms of 2012, pixel-style.
Hail to the Yankees, Tigers, and Dodgers who believe two uniforms are plenty.