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Old 02-06-2014, 04:35 PM
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MLB actually started making (perhaps encouraging is the better word) to wear the BP caps during the games. Even the Yankees did it.
Eh, it's no big deal, the Yankees wore them for 1 game (has anyon else?) I'm not sure if you can see MLB is encouraging teams to wear apparel and then only have 1 example of 1 team doing something 1 time. Seems pretty light. They just don't call them BP caps officially because the sell better with a sexier name (DIAMOND LINE!!!)

This is just the kind of stuff people talk about when there's less than 2 weeks before Spring Training.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:52 PM
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They really blew the chance to go back to white socks after 2005. Damn it, that would have been great.
Why not now?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:42 PM
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Eh, it's no big deal, the Yankees wore them for 1 game (has anyon else?) I'm not sure if you can see MLB is encouraging teams to wear apparel and then only have 1 example of 1 team doing something 1 time. Seems pretty light. They just don't call them BP caps officially because the sell better with a sexier name (DIAMOND LINE!!!)

This is just the kind of stuff people talk about when there's less than 2 weeks before Spring Training.
I will try to find the uniwatch article but several teams did it last year. I know the Yankees did it for at least one but other teams did it on numerous occasions. The Astros for example.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:56 PM
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It's a Sox tradition to change the uniform frequently. We aren't the Yankees. We shouldn't pretend to be.
All of the uniform changes through the years, most of them horrible, contributed more in hurting the identity of the club than anything that happened on the field. Jeff Torborg talked Reinsdorf into the final uniform change when they finally got it right and updated the classic 1959 uniforms. The Sox unis are classy and timeless now and should never be changed. Bring back the diamond sock on the roads, the tuxedo stripe on the grey pants and the sleeveless jersey on home Sundays. The '72 and '83 unis were fun to see, but nobody should be considering those as full time unis.

Also, when you look at the history of the team (photos of the World Series, Frank going into the HOF with the SOX hat, pictures of Fisk, Robin, Ozzie, Konerko, Buehrle all the way through Sale and Abreu, there is something cohesive and comforting when you look at the videos and the baseball cards or programs when they all have essentially the same uniform and same logo on the hat. It ties everything together and gives the franchise history and identity. I think it's cool that Tim Raines wore the same Sox uniform as Adam Eaton will in 2014. I may be overly sentimental about this, but that's my take.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:12 PM
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I will try to find the uniwatch article but several teams did it last year. I know the Yankees did it for at least one but other teams did it on numerous occasions. The Astros for example.

I remember the Sox did it when they were in Seattle. They wore the caps with the silver brim.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 PM
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I remember the Sox did it when they were in Seattle. They wore the caps with the silver brim.
Yeah, I vaguely remember that. It feels like teams are required to wear the BP hats maybe 1 game just so they can be marketed as an alternate game hat and not a BP hat. Meh, whatever.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:03 PM
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What's next, t-shirts like the NBA on Xmas?

With 162 games, teams can market their whole line of apparel! A new outfit every game, with a runway presentation before the 1st pitch, or during the 7th inning stretch. Yeah!
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:09 PM
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All of the uniform changes through the years, most of them horrible, contributed more in hurting the identity of the club than anything that happened on the field. Jeff Torborg talked Reinsdorf into the final uniform change when they finally got it right and updated the classic 1959 uniforms. The Sox unis are classy and timeless now and should never be changed. Bring back the diamond sock on the roads, the tuxedo stripe on the grey pants and the sleeveless jersey on home Sundays. The '72 and '83 unis were fun to see, but nobody should be considering those as full time unis.

Also, when you look at the history of the team (photos of the World Series, Frank going into the HOF with the SOX hat, pictures of Fisk, Robin, Ozzie, Konerko, Buehrle all the way through Sale and Abreu, there is something cohesive and comforting when you look at the videos and the baseball cards or programs when they all have essentially the same uniform and same logo on the hat. It ties everything together and gives the franchise history and identity. I think it's cool that Tim Raines wore the same Sox uniform as Adam Eaton will in 2014. I may be overly sentimental about this, but that's my take.
I understand the sentimentality, but we don't have much tradition. We should have fun and wonky uniforms are fun. I don't like the sterile, classic look anymore. I loved it at one time, but change is good. There's so much about the Sox identity that's boring.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:19 PM
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I don't like the sterile, classic look anymore. I loved it at one time, but change is good.
Well, for baseball, I disagree. It's cool that Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw have worn the same uniform. Same thing can be said for Al Kaline and Miguel Cabrera, or Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams and now Ellsbury. Classic teams have classic uniforms. The Sox have been around for 110 years and fall into that category. On the other side, look at teams like the Astros or Padres, and immediately you think of mediocrity because they've worn so many uniforms, and their top stars from each era are in a different style jersey. There's no tradition with those teams. It's like each franchise is a hodge podge of three or four entirely different expansion teams. Tony's Gwynn's Padres might as well have been playing on a different planet than Jake Peavy's Padres. Same thing with the Astros (and their new uniforms are bad, by the way).
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Well, for baseball, I disagree. It's cool that Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw have worn the same uniform. Same thing can be said for Al Kaline and Miguel Cabrera, or Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams and now Ellsbury. Classic teams have classic uniforms. The Sox have been around for 110 years and fall into that category. On the other side, look at teams like the Astros or Padres, and immediately you think of mediocrity because they've worn so many uniforms, and their top stars from each era are in a different style jersey. There's no tradition with those teams. It's like each franchise is a hodge podge of three or four entirely different expansion teams. Tony's Gwynn's Padres might as well have been playing on a different planet than Jake Peavy's Padres. Same thing with the Astros (and their new uniforms are bad, by the way).
Well put.

The Sox need to stick with the Olde English S O X logo. It says two things: tradition and class.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:01 AM
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Well put.

The Sox need to stick with the Olde English S O X logo. It says two things: tradition and class.
Tradition for tradition's sake is one thing; but the current Sox uniforms are, quite simply, great looking uniforms. IMO, no need to change.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:21 AM
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Tradition for tradition's sake is one thing; but the current Sox uniforms are, quite simply, great looking uniforms. IMO, no need to change.
Bingo. I think the Sox uniforms are classy and don't want to see them changed. The script road Chicago is my favorite but I also am a fan of the white with pinstripes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:22 PM
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All of the uniform changes through the years, most of them horrible, contributed more in hurting the identity of the club than anything that happened on the field. Jeff Torborg talked Reinsdorf into the final uniform change when they finally got it right and updated the classic 1959 uniforms.
I didn't know that Torborg had a say in the uni's. Would be interested to know more about this, he was a great manager and still love the 90 team!
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:44 PM
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The White Sox do have a tradition - the tradition is wacky uniform changes.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:38 AM
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The White Sox do have a tradition - the tradition is wacky uniform changes.
That tradition stopped in September of 1990. 23 1/2 years ago.
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