As had been long-rumored, today the Jays revealed a minor change to their away uniform and a new powder-blue Jersey that will be worn for Friday home games (for full pictures and one with the Doc, check out Mike Wilner’s blog):
New Away Jersey
Grey, with numbers, a little bit of blue in a “new bold font”. Yawn. Another bland and grim uniform (at least it doesn’t look like exactly like the Rays). Check out the Tao of Stieb for more on this one and the mismatching “T”s.
New Home (Alternate) Jersey
Even Vernon looks happier! It’s just a better logo and actually looks good in the middle of a shirt. The color might be a little goofy but if you’re going to go retro, you may as well pull out all the stops. The new baby blues have a belt, but are otherwise identical to the uniforms worn in the 80’s. I think it’s possible this genture of respect could break the curse that has hung over the Jays ever since they angered their ancestors with this monstrosity:
According to Vernon Wells, the team is all for the new look:
“This is my favourite uniform. I like the old school vibe! The guys are thrilled with these uniforms. When we were presented with options, we voted to go with the powder blues – I’m glad they listened.”
Still, it’s kind of funny when your team can run around in 30-year old pajamas and still look better than the grey on grey on grey military outfits they’re wearing now. Now if we could only get B.J. Birdy out of retirement, this team could be cool again.