Our buddies over at Uni-Watch* have some thoughts about Cincinnati’s new batting practice jerseys. That’s Drew Stubbs over there, modeling the new duds.
*If you don’t read Uni-Watch every single day, you really are missing out. There is always something fascinating over there.
I like the new BP jerseys, I guess. Certainly, I prefer the ones they have been wearing the last couple of years, as it’s more of a classic design, in my opinion. Of course…who cares? No, it doesn’t matter*; most people aren’t even in the park when the Reds take batting practice. I’m just interested in uni-related items. Sue me.
*Yes, I’ll get worked up over meaningless transactions affecting the last player on the bench. Uniform-related outrage is where I draw the line.
Of some interest is the history of that script “Reds” that we see across Stubbs’ chest:
Pretty weird that they went with a script, right? Even weirder, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s apparently based on a much smaller script that was used for two utterly forgettable seasons a million years ago, back when Marge Schott was still a little girl trying to tune in Nazi rallies on the short-wave. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m all for a team honoring its visual history, but what an obscure chapter to resurrect.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen all the other new BP designs, and while IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not at liberty to show them to you, I can tell you this: Not a single one of them feels retro-ish, and all of them are very much in keeping with their teamsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ respective identity system. Only the Reds have used the new BP garb as a canvas for something new (even if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s based on something old). I kinda like it, at least the part you can see there in the photo.