New house, new duds:
Plans for the new uniforms and logos unveiled today include:
Primary Home Uniform – The “Twins” script has been slightly altered and updated for 2010 and beyond. Secondary Throwback Uniform – Twins players will wear a circa 1961 throwback uniform on Opening Day as well as every home Saturday during the 2010 season. The uniforms are modeled after the wool version worn during the team’s first season in Minnesota. Primary Road Uniform – Twins players will wear new solid grey road uniforms (no pinstripes) in 2010 featuring a “Minnesota” script inspired by the team’s original “Minnesota” script found on the players jackets from 1961-1986.
Some pics available here. Some others here. Personally, I like the elimination of pinstripes on the road, which I think looks impossibly lame. Pinstripes = sharpness. Sharpness demands white. Pinstripes on gray looks terrible.
I also like the near elimination of the “M” cap (it’s still available in an alternate cap). The TC is one of the coolest logos around. The more of that the better. And of course, as I’ve mentioned many times in the past, the M logo gives me flashbacks to 1987 and 1991, and those Twins teams bummed me out pretty terribly.
If they really wanted to be cool they would have eliminated the solid blue home alternate which never, ever, ever, ever, ever looks good. On any team. Anywhere. at any time. Solid jerseys that don’t match the pants ought to be banned.