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Design-A-Baseball-Jersey Contest -- Here we go...

Carter, Kirk - Atlanta Crackers 2

By Phil Hecken

Today, we’ll begin looking at the first set of entries for the “Design-A-Baseball-Jersey Contest.” To refresh your memory, we began the official MLB jersey contest just over a month ago, with a deadline of August 1st. I’ve finally finished preparing everyone’s entry (there were about 100) and let me tell you, many of them are absolutely outstanding. If you need a refersher about the rules or the contest, please refer to the above-mentioned post.

Once again, huge thanks go out to Alain Nana-Sinkham and Classic Old School for providing the winner of this contest with a custom-made jersey based on their design. Alain will have a very difficult task ahead of him — to narrow all of the entrants down to a final nine — which will then be put to the UW readership for a final vote (hopefully, next week). While Alain will have final say on all the entries, he’ll definitely be weighing your comments heavily in making that final cut, so please make your thoughts known below.

I don’t want to take more than one day on this contest as a main entry, so for the rest of the week, I’ll have a main article and then the next set of entrants will immediately follow — so be sure to check back in each day to see the next set of contestants.

Like all the others, the entrants will be listed in alphabetical order; today we’ll take the first 20 (which takes us from the “A”s and runs through the “C”s).

Good luck to all the entrants, and be sure to give them all a nice round of thanks down in the comments. OK…let’s see our first batch of submissions in the Design-A-Baseball-Jersey Contest:


Jon Allison: Philadelphia Phillies. In designing a jersey for the Phillies, I looked at their three previous eras and intertwined. I went back to the maroon of 1970-91, to differentiate the Phils from the Cardinals, Angels, Reds, Nats. Founded in 1883, this gives them a classic look akin to the older franchises in MLB.


Mike Andrews: Cleveland Indians. This fauxback, cream home jersey keeps the current Indians script but with the look of the 1950’s era wordmark (no tail/underline) and adds two color piping around the collar and cuffs. The uniform is capped off with a two-stripe sock and plain red script I on an all-blue hat.


Chris Antipuesto: San Francisco Giants. Both Giants’ uniforms are classic simplicity, but their away sets needed more funk. The “San Francisco” script has never been used on a jersey and was long overdue. The black chest piping and the super-thick sleeve stripes are borrowed and tweaked from the late-80’s away getups I grew up watching.


Jeff Bahry: Houston Astros. Growing up in Houston, I was never a big fan of the Astros’ “tequila sunrise” uniforms. My “faux-back” jersey includes design elements that I admired from earlier looks. It includes the traditional color palette, original “shooting star” & “orbiting baseballs” logos and futuristic lettering & numbers.


Joseph Baker: Arizona Diamondbacks. This is my submission for the jersey design contest. I did the diamondbacks. I like the color scheme of the current uniforms, but i don’t think the overall look feels quite right. I created new shoulder patches for each sleeve. I also incorporated the current hat logo into a new script for the front of the jersey. I picked more traditional numbering and trim to give the uniform a classic baseball appearance. I hope you enjoy my entry.


David Bloomquist: Washington Nationals. I wanted to redesign the Washington Nationals jersey. I’m not a Nats’ fan,but I really think their current jerseys are weak. I incorporated DC and American icons to create a unique, but not too out-there look.


David Britt: Atlanta Braves. I combined the powder blue jersey and script (with double outline) of the early 80’s with current striping and tomahawk. I also went with the vertically-arched nametape because Atlanta wore this style at the beginning of the 90’s heyday. No side view because I dislike panels. Replaces red home alts.


Kevin Callahan: Colorado Rockies. I know that replacing one non-traditional color combo with another may be problematic for some. But, as a lifelong Milwaukee Bucks fan, Green & Red has always seemed fine to me. The other challenge was coming up with something interesting to represent a mountain range. The jagged line serves well.


Walker Carlson: Washington Nationals. First change: got rid of those awful numbers with the weird gold trim. Second: got rid of the dumb type face for “Nationals”; (which also has weird gold trim) and replaced it with a simple red & “curly W”. Third: replaced thick red-blue-red piping on sleeves and collar with blue piping. Lastly: replaced interlocked “DC” patch with a revamped old senators logo from the 50’s. Made the bat yellow with a red outline, and made the hat red. (What the old logo looked like is below the new one, just for reference).


Daniel Carroll: Seattle Mariners. This is a re-invention of the Mariners, abandoning their history, using Seahawks/Sounders colors. The sleeve patch is an anchor with the Space Needle on top of a wave. I chose to emphasize water with this design.


Kirk Carter: Atlanta Crackers. If the Braves ever have to get on the PC wagon, they should revert to Atlanta’s first baseball team: the Crackers. The jersey is the same color and pattern as the Braves current set, but with front numbers and a new patch/mascot thrown in.


Daniel Chanelli: San Francisco Giants. Road jersey inspired by the 1933-35 set. Added piping to the front and moved the sleeve piping up a little. Ornate San Francisco script replaces the block lettering, with matching numbers and NNOB. Modernized the original Giants logo and placed it on the sleeve. I’d put this revamped classic up against the Giants current roads any day.


“ChargerPadre”: Tampa Bay Rays. I wanted to create a jersey for a team that lacked something, and the Rays lack a real away jersey, it uses the same scrip as their home uniform. I wanted to incorporate the same ideas and concepts that the Rays have used on their current uniforms.


Charlie Charnigo: Baltimore Orioles. Well the look and what inspired it is pretty self explanatory. However this was the first concept I had ever done…when I was 7 with a marker in 75. Now at 42 I can clean it up with Photoshop and with luck maybe get it made.


Jeffrey Cherewaty: Houston Astros. The Astros’ brick red has never felt right to me. They should be wearing midnight blue and orange. I was shocked by how great the 1965 throwbacks looked this year, so I updated the kitschy ’60s hand-lettered typography and continued the modern Astros’ trend of wearing Texas sleeve patches.


Danny Corbalis: New York Mets. My concept is to “refresh” the look of the New York Mets home uniform. I used a more modern typeface and added a deeper blue to the color scheme. I also wanted to use the name “Metropolitans”. I kept the elements of the logo but I made them a little more dynamic. And I updated our beloved Mr. Met.


J. Csikos: Chicago Cubs. Cubs away jersey using the UA faux flannel similar to Missouri. Lettering color matching (no more red on the back), current alt logo on right sleeve. Arched “Chicago” on the front with the arched nameplate on the back.


Patrick Cummings: St. Louis Cardinals. Mashup of eras featuring my favorite Cardinals components. You’ve got the modern logos and numbers, 1940’s era striping, and the 80’s STL from the batting practice jerseys. Plus it uses “St. Louis”; in place of “Cardinals” on the front. Love the flannel look so it’d be great to replicate that!


Matt Cunningham: St. Louis Cardinals. I wanted to see what the Cardinals road uniform would look like with their city name. On the bat is a redbird from the last two designs.


Devin Curry: Colorado Rockies. The “ROCKIES” wordmark forms a mountain range below. Did my best to make numbers and nameplates similar to the front.


Well, there you have it — the first set of entrants — great start, yes? There are many, many more excellent ones to follow, and I’ll have another batch every day this week. Remember, Alain will have the final say on the “Top 9” but you can definitely try to influence his decision by giving props to the entrants in the comments below. Back tomorrow with set number 2.


61370249Monday Morning Uni Watch

Now then, there was some football played this weekend. Lets have a quick run-down of those games.

Thursday’s Games:

Colts @ Bills (in Toronto): Bills look as crappy as ever, playing up in Toronto, and sported a special patch to commemorate the event. Colts back to normal road duds.

Patriots @ Falcons: Looks like Tom Brady needs a haircut. Falcons in their least obnoxious unis. And receivers are still wearing bicycle pants without pads.

Friday’s Game:

Eagles @ Bengals: Eagles in white, Bengals in black over white. More bicycle pants.

Saturday’s Games:

Steelers @ Giants: Big Bad Ben is back. The Steelers and Giants are the only two teams with helmet numbers on the front of their helmets, except in the preseason. Steelers have to “earn” theirs. Eli was a spectator — and the new sideline caps look awful, what with the pizza slice design.

Ravens @ Redskins: Kareem Moore was stylin’ in double socks, whilst the Ravens were keeping Donovan under wraps.

Rams @ Browns: Hmmm…Browns in brown, at home, but at least the Rams wore gold pants, their best road look. With the new jersey cuts, they may just as well wear tank tops. And, shouldn’t they finally remove the “AL” patch?

Chiefs @ Buccaneers: Chiefs sticking with their red & gold striped socks with the red jerseys (which I think they should wear with both the red AND white tops), while the Bucs went mono-white again. Something just doesn’t work with that look — maybe they need pewter pants, or pewter socks…or something.

Dolphins @ Jaguars: fish Mammals in white over aqua (a great look), but what’s with the tape all over Brandon Marshall? Never seen that before. Jags still having different jersey cut issues.

Texans @ Saints: Saints in white at home, with gold pants, and the golds still don’t match. Texans in blue over white is definitely their best look.

Jets @ Panthers: Carolina in all white is a great look, but they’re another team with shoulder loop issues. Kickers & QB’s (and some receivers) look good, but everyone else is horribly truncated. Why can’t they give everyone loops?

Raiders @ Bears: Bears in blue and Raiders in white is always a classic matchup. Did I mention I hate the pizza slice sideline caps?

Lions @ Broncos: Broncos break out the crush (more bicycle pants) while the Lions uni is actually starting to grow on me. Just lose the black and fix the fonts, and it’s close to perfect.

Cowboys @ Chargers: Cowboys have a super long NOB. Funny how light (and lenses) work — in some views, the ‘boys pants almost look silver, and in others, not so much.

Packers @ Seahawks: Clearly, Pete Carroll is having an effect, as the Hawks again refused to go monochrome. Such a marked contrast to what may be the game’s greatest road uni. Bicycle pants again.


Vikings @ 49ers: Welcome back, grandpa. I’m sorry, but this is a really shitty uniform. Favre deserves better. And did he rip his sock or his that some kind of newfangled underlegging? More bicycle pants — and how come Favre is exempt from the pizza slice cap?


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ticker 4Uni Watch News Ticker: Starting off today is Evan Shanley who shows why Iowa State will be getting a new floor at Hilton Coliseum. That’s the gym floor with volleyball nets still up, floating on 10+ feet of water. Also, at this link is a short video talking about the damage at Hilton. … Hadyn Green informs us of this competition from the Warriors (a rugby league team that sadly has be called the “Vodafone Warriors” most of the time) are having a design-a-uni competition. Hadyn says, “Maybe your readers can raise the standards a little.” … Larry Granillo reports a wooden statue of Jackie Robinson was on display in Nationals Park in April and someone tackled/attacked it, breaking it pretty bad. The Nationals don’t seem to be helping the artist with insurance or anything. And here’s something about the making of the statue. … Scott Fendley found this on Jonah Kerr’s blog. Says Scott, “What I dug are the stirrups on Perez that go right into the piping of the pants. That and Youppi almost injures two Expos during the celebration.” … In the spirit of SEC football, Jeff Brunelle thought he’d send this over: Even the Bama lacrosse team makes sure they’ve got classy threads. … David Vines saw the item in Friday’s ticker about the Branca sleeve patch, and hecame across this old ad featuring the Dodgers and Giants. The Giant player is clearly wearing the sleeve patch while the Dodger either isn’t or its obstructed. Very odd. Unfortunately, “I don’t have any answers about the patch’s significance,” he adds. I believe we ascertained it was the NL’s 75th Anniversary Patch (more info here). … Jack Wilson already gave us a look at the new K-State Uniforms, but here’s a better look at them. … Ryan Kluever was watching CMT today before work and noticed that Jennifer Nettles is “ruppin” in Sugarland’s new video. Says Ryan, “Now that is the best looking person in ‘rups in a while.” I have no idea what any of this means. … In more news we cannot possibly live without knowing, Paul Lukas announces that Ron Artest is changing numbers again. … Pacific Rim correspondent Jeremy Brahm reports Marty Brown who was managing with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2006 got ejected for throwing bases. Here is the video. After the incident, the Carp actually came out with two different T-shirts, I throw bases and My manager throws bases.They even wore them during BP and sold them to the fans. … Kenn Tomasch notes the Miami soccer team wore throwbacks on Saturday, part of it’s effort to return to the Strikers for 2011. … “USC East?” asks Terry Mark. “My high school alma mater, Memorial High School in Elkhart, Ind., debuted their new uniforms last night and boy do they look familiar. As you can see from the picture, they were pretty much lazy in selecting a new visual identity.” … Chance Michaels saw this experimental 1940-41 batting cap in the current MEARS auction and thought we might be interested. … Doug Keklak saw the USA Today Super 25 and asks, “Damn, is no one original anymore? I count 7 of the top 25 teams in the country poaching logos or strong design elements from college or pro teams.” I have a feeling Warren Central won’t be wearing that for much longer. … More from Doug, who is very quizzical these days, and inquires, “is it me, or are this dude’s pants hiked up too high (they look like they’re cuffed too!)” … Still more from Kek, and this time it’s good news — Kiner’s Korner is back on SNY. … It’s been noted that the Colorado Buffaloes will be wearing throwbacks at home all season and speculated that names will be removed from both home and road jerseys. This may be a sneak peek (thanks to Matthew Robins). … With all the Cavaliers changes, Johnny Bruno noticed something that doesn’t quite add up. If you look at the new home and away jerseys they have that basic block font as well as the new floor. But if you look at the new primary logo as well as all the other alternate logos, they have the old font that was on the old jerseys and old floor. Johnny just found this sort of peculiar and thought it was worth noting. So he decided to make a new primary logo. Great job. … Alex Higley noticed on Saturday, (8/21/10) Matt Holliday was wearing a non-vented batting helmet. On 8/18/10 he was wearing a vented helmet and Alex believes he has been all season. Anyone know the reason behind the switch? … Alex also wonders if the D-Backs wore black to prevent Ubaldo Jimenez from wearing his favorite vest. … “Some Memphis city-league all-star team, I guess,” says Don Gale. “Nice assortment of hosiery.” … Damon Liddiard went to an Orem Owlz (a California Angels rookie league affiliate) game and was surprised to see not just one mascot (Hootz), but also a female companion mascot (Holly). “Is this a thing that small league teams do?” asks Damon. “I’ve never heard of it.” … Because the world needs another purple baseball uni, Max Sellman‘s girlfriend picked this up for him at a thrift shop in DC. Pretty cool he thinks, good quality too. Sorry for the weird pictures, but its ravens purple for sure. … “Cool look for the Fed,” writes Brinke Guthrie, “Only he can pull this one off.” … Jamison Nash was watching the Fox Chicago Bears-Raiders pregame show Saturday, and saw that the Raiders promo helmet they had on their desk was fitted with a black facemask instead of the usual gray. At the end of the show, the credits said that the helmets were provided courtesy of Riddell. Says Jamison, “Seems like a strange mistake for the manufacturer to make — unless there’s going to be a change I haven’t heard about.” … Instead of lazily sticking a “Los” on their jerseys, the Oakland Atleticos dropped an “H” added an “O” instead. … Great screen grabs from Bill Kellick spotted a Brent Adams FNOB and Ray Brown’s unusual facemask, both from a 1977 Bills/Falcons game. … Everyone’s doing the “design” contest — Michael Sullivan noticed The Wilmot Wild, a new Junior Lacrosse team is having a design the uni contest. … You know how the Yankees have four different logos? FlipFlopFlyBall has taken a look at that in it’s own inimitable way.


That’s all for today — back with more MLB jersey contestants tomorrow (and throughout the week). If you didn’t yet vote in the “Best MLB Home Uniform” poll, go here & scroll down. After sprinting out to a big lead early on Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals have fallen a few percentage points behind the Detroit Tigers. More than 3,700 votes cast so far, so it’s a pretty big gap between first and second. Yankees a distant third and the rest of the field is basically fighting for show.


With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I’m running out of chances. — Brett Favre

153 comments to Design-A-Baseball-Jersey Contest — Here we go…

  • Marc Robinson | August 23, 2010 at 7:34 am |

    Damon Liddiard went to an Orem Owlz (a California Angels rookie league affiliate) game and was surprised to see not just one mascot (Hootz), but also a female companion mascot (Holly). “Is this a thing that small league teams do?” asks Damon. “I’ve never heard of it.”

    The Dayton Dragons (Reds Low A team) have a male dragon, Heater, and a female dragon, Gem.

  • Jet | August 23, 2010 at 7:46 am |

    I’m liking Chris Antipuesto’s San Francisco Giants and Dan Carroll’s Seattle Mariners redesigns. I think in both cases the front piping helps elevate each from ordinary to good…


  • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 8:06 am |

    Ummm…Giants didn’t have striped socks in 1951, either (1947 only, first year of black and orange). Hard to tell if artist made the hat visor orange, too. That could be just a diffence in the way the light would be hitting the black…but there’s certainly more contrast on the Dodgers solid color hat, so who knows.


  • Mark in Shiga | August 23, 2010 at 8:08 am |

    Don’t those Oakland jerseys say “Atleticos”, not “Athleticos”? So they added an O and removed an H. Much better than adding a “Los”!

    As for those mockup jerseys — Daniel Chanelli’s Giants with script on the front and Expos numbers on the back; love it! Like David Britt’s powder-blue Braves as well.

    As for Chris Antipuesto’s Giants jersey, I’d like it more if he got those names off the backs. But I like the vertical arching he used in his signature! How about sewing that onto the tag or somewhere inside the jersey, near where the tag indicating the size and player’s number is?

    • Ricardo Leonor | August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

      Oakland is in my opinion the only team doing the whole “Latin Thing” the right way. As a native Spanish speaker, I always found it lazy and almost insulting ( but not seriously ) to think that just by adding a LOS to a word it makes it Spanish.

      That being said, there are certain team names that when the name is translated it would not make any sense ( Dodgers, Phillies etc ). But for the most part, I think it would be a better touch, to just translate the actual word and leave out the LOS ( Tigers-Tigueres, Yankees-Yanquis, Red Sox-Medias Rojas, Twins-Mellizos etc. )

      Anyway, kudos to the Atleticos……

      • George | August 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

        What about the Brewers (“Cerveceros”) and Giants (“Gigantes”)? Certainly they also seem to be doing the whole “Latin thing” the right way as well.

        • Ricardo Leonor | August 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm |

          Yeah they do it right too, forgot about them…. I just get annoyed by “Los Mets” “Los Marlins” etc…

      • Paul Lee | August 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm |

        I believe it would be just “Tigres,” not Tigueres.

  • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 8:17 am |

    From the standpoint of original concept and being effective for its purpose, Devin Curry’s Rockies wordmark is exceptional. Bold, umcomplicated, strong, inventive and legible. All essential in baseball jersey wordmark design.

    And, it would work with contrasting feathered border, too, were it rendered in, say, silver with a black edge as is the Rockies’ current wordmark.

    If Rockies’ managment had a brain in their heads they be contacting Devin to buy that design from him.


    • Chris M | August 23, 2010 at 8:47 am |

      Although I like it, but there’s something odd to me about the jaggedness of the bottom and the smooth-roundness of the top.

      Though some may find their current look boring, I don’t see them replacing it for a long time.

      Devin, can you do an interlocking CR logo to complete the branding and Ricko’s suggestion about the border? If not, no big deal, but either way, nice job.

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 9:12 am |

      Did this to show the “mountain range”, then it occured to me that perhaps a white “underline” separated from the wordmark might work (as in the early 50’s Cubs road jersey).

      Doesn’t really work, but it does show the graphic concept of it, anyway.


      • TommyD | August 23, 2010 at 9:16 am |

        actually I think that works very well

        • Flip | August 23, 2010 at 9:47 am |

          I agree. This is a sharp look. I also like the idea of using Kenny Lofton’s name and number on ALL jersey ideas. What a hoot.

        • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:20 am |

          Either he or Livan Hernandez.

        • J.R. | August 23, 2010 at 10:44 am |

          I concur, this is probably the most inspired design of the bunch. Probably could’ve been “dressed-up” a little more, though.

    • devin curry | August 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

      Thanks for the notes. Nothing really ready on the CR logo but I had played with it some. I made it as dressed down and even excluded an underline or drop shadow to be able to think that even if you dont get the mountain range you’d be pleased enough w the wordmark on its own. Plus why spoil the “aha!” moment when you first see the mountains? But thats all preference for something I’d like to wear which is why Kenny’s name and my favorite number also are on there.

      Once I really got to working on it, I did start to appreciate what the Rockies have in a design currently even if I don’t care for the black or pinstripes. A design can become more simple yet jump ahead into the future a bit and all w/o the presence of black. I sort of feel that once you start to change the look you open the floodgates which is why I stuck with the purple.

      Thanks again for your critiques!

      • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm |

        “Plus why spoil the “aha!” moment when you first see the mountains?”

        Believe me, I understood that, and wasn’t trying to torpedo it with my underline. First did the lines in red just to show where the mountains were. Was after that the Cubs-style underline thing occurred to me.

        Problem is, of course, some people never get to the “aha!’ and if you don’t lead them to it you hear a lot of, “I don’t get why those letters are cooked on the bottom.”

        And as the designer, you get to the “Arrrrgh!” point.



    • Jeffrey | August 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm |


      I used a similar approach, but significantly different execution, in my submission.

      I’ve discovered the .jpg format does weird things to the color, but the blue should be dark (0054a6).

      It will go up with the L’s (I hope).

      I’d keep the CR on the hat as a nod to the past, but lose that horrible mid-90s font.


  • Jet | August 23, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    David Bloomquist’s Nationals redesign is growing on me. I think it would look killer with Robert Marshall’s new “Amerks” stirrups!!!


    • Dave R | August 23, 2010 at 9:09 am |

      I like Bloomquist’s jersey back with the stars. Original for baseball. On the front, I wish the monument was a little more subtle. For the sleeves, how about 2 red stripes and 3 stars, to match the DC flag? Someone actually did this for a Lukas Page 2 design “contest” when the Expos moved to DC. They also incorporated the DC border into a cool baseball diamond logo. Anyone have the link?

      Anyway, awesome job by everyone. I’m impressed with the professional look of each re-design.

    • Dave Bloomquist | August 23, 2010 at 9:52 am |

      Thanks for the feedback. I played with many different height of the monument. It was either too big or totally lost before I came to this size.

      As far as my favorite, I like Callahan’s Rockies.

      – Dave

  • Jim Polacek | August 23, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    Came across this today. Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle once partook in a campaign against a local high school’s use of black football jerseys….

    • TommyD | August 23, 2010 at 9:20 am |


      Um OK, if this nutjob helps in the slightest way to rid the planet of BFBS… it would be the definition of “the end justifies the means”

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm |

      I’m not sure having black legally ruled to be “evil” is teh best resolution.

  • Adam | August 23, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    FYI: Bengals were at home, not the eagles…

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 9:08 am |

      whoops…thanks (now fixed)

  • Piping Mike | August 23, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    My top 3 choices in no particular order:
    Callahan Rockies
    Cherewaty Astros
    Cummings Cardinals

    Apparently if your last name starts with a C you get bonus points in my book. (I don’t have a C name…)

    Also, how about a worst redesign vote? There’s a few I could nominate right away!

  • Andy | August 23, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    The only one of these jerseys I’d genuinely like to see created in real fabric and thread is Pat Cummings’ Cardinals roadie.

  • pk | August 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    Re: NL 75th Patch

    I was at the Yankee game yesterday and in the museum, Jackie Robinson’s uni had that EXACT patch…

  • Jeremy | August 23, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    Kenn Tomasch notes the Miami soccer team wore throwbacks on Saturday, part of it’s effort to return to the Strikers for 2011. …

    Here’s a slideshow from the game (NASL Heritage Night)- Rochester also wore Rochester Lancers throwbacks.

    • Terry Proctor | August 23, 2010 at 9:43 am |

      I worked for the local sporting goods dealer that outfitted the Lancers in those days. The throwbacks that the Rhinos wore were correct, using Stahls Varsity Block numbers. Only difference is that the Lancers’ White jerseys were actually long-sleeved.

    • KT | August 23, 2010 at 11:25 am |

      Those were quite possibly the worst throwbacks I’ve ever seen (Miami’s, not Rochester’s, which I’m told were a good representation).

      • Ricardo Leonor | August 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

        Not just possibly…that has to be the worst and half-a$$ed attempt at a throwback as I have ever seen!!!!!!!!

      • Terry Proctor | August 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

        KT- The Lancers’ White throwbacks were 100% spot-on. The only difference was in the sleeve length and the originals didn’t have NOB. Rochester’s kit is timelessly beautiful. But then I’m a bit biased because I outfitted the NASL Champion Lancers.

        • KT | August 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm |

          That’s righteous.

          When I think of the Lancers, I think of the gold with blue trim and the lance on the front, but I didn’t pay attention until the late 1970s. A friend of mine, Dave Sarachan, played briefly for the Lancers.

  • Brad | August 23, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    Re: “Alex Higley noticed on Saturday, (8/21/10) Matt Holliday was wearing a non-vented batting helmet. On 8/18/10 he was wearing a vented helmet and Alex believes he has been all season. Anyone know the reason behind the switch? … Alex also wonders if the D-Backs wore black to prevent Ubaldo Jimenez from wearing his favorite vest.”

    The Diamondbacks wear black jerseys/black caps at home on Saturdays. No conspiracy against Jimenez.

    • Alex Higley | August 23, 2010 at 10:53 am |

      Got it. Thanks.

  • Flip | August 23, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    – Don’t think St. Petersburg will take too kindly to those Tampa Bay duds.

    – I could go with either Astros versions. The second-generation Astros by Jeff Bahry:has a nice look to it, though. Try a Houston version and I think you have something.

    – Love the fancy San Francisco script on both Giants jerseys, though the orange sanitaries don’t do it for me.

    – The Seattle jersey just looks fun.

    – The Nationals look is just too phalic.

    – As stated before, you can’t go wrong putting Kenny Lofton’s name on any proposal. I’ll make that motion, if anybody would second it.

    • Dave Bloomquist | August 23, 2010 at 9:57 am |

      I guess you see what you want to see. As Freud once said, sometimes a monument is just a monument.

      – Dave

      • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:31 am |

        Good rule of thumb: Don’t go with something that will instantly be the target of jokes. You never want to be in the position of having to respond to the question, “How could not SEE that?”


        • Dave Bloomquist | August 23, 2010 at 10:33 am |

          Well, it’s not in the league of, say, the UK Wildcat’s tongue, Ricko.

        • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:39 am |

          ‘Tis true. And as much as I also like much of what’s in Kevin Callahan’s Rockies rework, that “CR” is kinda right out of the Kama Sutra of hat logos, init.


    • KT | August 23, 2010 at 11:31 am |

      “- Don’t think St. Petersburg will take too kindly to those Tampa Bay duds.”

      As a Tampanian, I couldn’t care less what St. Petersburg thinks, but, as a matter of correctness, all of our teams are properly referred to as “Tampa Bay” and have been since ’75 (the exceptions: Florida State League teams the Tarpons – which was a legacy – and the Yankees).

      The Rowdies’ radio announcer continually refers to the team as “Tampa,” which drives me nuts.

      • Brian | August 24, 2010 at 1:18 am |

        Considering it’s now Tuesday, I doubt I’ll see a reply here, but what the heck…

        Why couldn’t you care less what St. Petersburg thinks? St. Petersburg actually sprung to pay the money for the stadium that brought the team here. I really don’t care that much if the Rays do end up moving across the Bay to Tampa, I’ll still go to games, though I may not go to quite as many. But considering that St. Petersburg is the fourth largest city in Florida in terms of population (just behind Tampa, no doubt), it’s not a New York City/East Rutherford deal. St. Petersburg isn’t a suburb, it’s another large city. We don’t want to rename the team to the “St. Petersburg Rays,” but to say you “couldn’t care less what St. Petersburg thinks” shows the selfish, holier-than-thou attitude that many people hate about some Tampa residents.

  • Dan | August 23, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    Cherewaty’s Astros design is not only good, it’s necessary.

    And no one wanted to tackle a Jays’ redesign? Surely they need one.

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 10:13 am |

      don’t forget — there’s four more days of entries to get to…you can rest assured there are some jays redesigns coming

    • kevin | August 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

      Callahan here. I was going to do either the Jays or the Rockies, because I think those two needed re-designing the most. I chose the Rockies only because I came up with something for them that I liked first. I hope to see some Jays’ work coming up.
      These designs as a whole are really very good.

    • Troy | August 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

      X2…Cherewaty’s old school ‘Stros unis are nearly perfect. Perhaps an orange star on the sock? Having followed this team my whole life, I’ve never understood the whimsical color changes or the stray away from orange/blue. Drayton is clueless and I think that alone pisses me off more than anything else. The uni is a symptom. Ok…sorry, I’m done.

  • Flip | August 23, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    I’d suggest an honorary membership card for Mr. Craig Robinson, aka FlipFlopFlyball, if doesn’t already have one. The guy’s a genius.

    • Dan King | August 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

      completely agree. i think he does a great job with many different topics involving baseball. plus having arsenal on there makes it even better imo

  • RS Rogers | August 23, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    I’m really liking Britt’s Braves and Cummings’ Cardinals. The Cards one reminds me of a concept I did up once as a joke:

    Cardinals Road Script

    Since cardinals, the bird, come in a road gray version, why not put female cardinals on the road script?

    On, Callahan’s Rockies concept, I love the colors, the new CR logo, and the idea behind the script, but the mountain profile needs to be more subtle and elegant. Curry’s Rox gets the job done better in this regard. Together, two very interesting takes on the Rockies. I’m glad I don’t have to choose between them!

  • Big Al | August 23, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    To the big dude sporting a blue Uni Watch t-shirt at the Giants game Saturday night, about eight rows in front of me in section 205A, wearing glasses and a West Virginia U hat —

    I would have said something to the effect of “nice shirt!” to you but I really didn’t feel like getting into a whole explanation about the internet, blogs, comments, etc. with my father upon the inevitable question, “How do you know that guy?”

  • Flip | August 23, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    Forgot to mention, but Patrick Cummings’ template is the best I’ve seen. That said, I’m cool with the current Cardinal set.

  • Terry Proctor | August 23, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    I like Patrick Cummings’ Cardinals road uniform with the old-style sleeve braid. But having the “StL” monogram on the sleeves with “St. Louis” on the chest is redundant. You should also add the braid around the belt tunnels.

    To Kirk Carter-I like the Atlanta Crackers design. I saw the International League Crackers play at Red Wing Stadium in Rochester many times from 1962-65. Unfortunately the nickname “Crackers” could still remind people of an era that they’d like to forget and therefore it may not be “PC.”

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:22 am |

      “Unfortunately the nickname “Crackers” could still remind people of an era that they’d like to forget and therefore it may not be “PC.” ”

      Was wondering if someone would point that out. “Crackers” has a whole mess of negative connotations.


      • teenchy | August 23, 2010 at 10:40 am |

        Derogatory nickname aside, I like the Crackers redesign, though I could see another NL team having a problem with it.

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 10:46 am |

      even though im not voting on these, i didn’t really want to weigh in on any either — but i will say this — going from braves to crackers…isn’t that like going from the frying pan to the fire?

    • Adam Wood | August 24, 2010 at 7:40 am |

      You read my mind about Patrick Cummings’ design. So umm. . . ditto.

  • Mark K | August 23, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    Isn’t “show” third place?

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 10:17 am |

      yes — and that’s what i meant — but i just looked back at the poll and the yankees are in third by a pretty solid margin;

      so i guess, unless there’s some heavy late voting coming out of cook county, everyone else is battling for fourth, not third…

  • Bernard | August 23, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    I’m loving the San Francisco script on both entries. Chanelli’s set gets the nod from me.

    There’s also something I love about Callahan’s Rockies treatment.
    The wordmark is really working for me (fun, playful).

    Where have I seen that mountain range in Curry’s wordmark before?

    Ah, yes…

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:46 am |

      Thought maybe the link would be to a Nuggets “rainbow skyline” jersey.

      Either way, how many different ways are there to suggest a mountain range?
      I mean, y’know, it’s almost up there all the variations on a five-pointed star.

      Besides, there’s something wrong with connecting baseball and beer?
      Pretty sure that link was established long ago. ; )


      • Bernard | August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am |

        Indeed. I’m sure it says more about me, than anything, that I saw that jersey and immediately thought, “Hey, Busch beer!”

        The people at Coors Field probably wouldn’t be too happy about that. ;)

        • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 11:09 am |

          yeah…cuz coors never used a mountain range or anything representing a mountain range either…;)

        • Bernard | August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

          Haha, true. The silhouette of the mountains on that Busch logo lines up pretty nicely with Curry’s design, though.

        • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

          holy shit, jason…just flatten the mountains out a bit and look at that

    • Jet | August 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

      Yes, that San Fran uni is in my top three, and not coincidentally, all three have piping down the front. Very sharp!


  • pru | August 23, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    Absolutely love the Orioles mockup. Dunno about turning into an actual jersey, but from an idea standpoint its great.

    I like both Rockies designs, and see either as a major upgrade over the Rockies current uni sets. Ricko’s added white line does render the effect of the mountains a little better.

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 10:53 am |

      Glad someone mentioned that Orioles jerseys.
      A solid idea, and really would work for them because, if you’ve ever seen the bird itself in motion, it’s just a flurry of bright orange, black and white.

      And I think we definitely could say the same thing to describe those O’s jerseys in action.

      Not sure it would be good all the time cuz it IS a bit much, but it might be a fun Saturday Home Game Special, or something. Maybe “Home Day Game After a Night Game”. Y’know, to wake everyone up.


    • tommy | August 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

      Yeah- big thumbs up on that O’s design. By far my fave so far.

    • Jet | August 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

      Agreed, the O’s jersey is a lot of fun. Just need to move the black drop shadows flush with the orange lettering instead of offset the way they are. Otherwise, woo hoo!


  • markw | August 23, 2010 at 10:56 am |

    First of all, kudos to the anyone who submitted a inform entry – they are all better than I could have done. But I’m not really impressed by either Nationals treatments.

    Shortly after DC was awarded the team in 2004, someone (ESPN?) ran a uniform contest for the team and there were some really great ideas in there. Does anyone else remember that? Anyone have a link?

  • J.R. | August 23, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    Cumming’s Cards design is probably the tightest, but I love the inspired design of Curry’s Rockies wordmark. Great job to both!

  • Terry Mark | August 23, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    The strongest entries from this batch are Jon Allison’s Philadelphia Phillies, Daniel Chanelli’s San Francisco Giants, J. Csikos’ Chicago Cubs (there have to be more faux flannel entries coming, right?) and Patrick Cummings’ St. Louis Cardinals.

    • J.R. | August 23, 2010 at 11:33 am |

      Well, faux flannel is on my entry that should be up tomorrow…

  • JB Early | August 23, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    I always thought something on the net would make me go blind. Didn’t think it would be from UW. All these unis!

    I gotta go with Kevin Callahan’s Rockies. Bold choices -well done. Agreed w/other Bloomquist is on a very good track -inspired use of the Wn. Monument -yes, could be a bit more subtle. I’d have been all over the Jon Allison Phils -if the blue was gold or silver. And while the name Braves is not offensive, that Crackers would be excellent. Others as usual were good to great. Thanks!

  • Kyle@IU | August 23, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    I’m kind of annoyed at myself for not throwing together a Nats jersey myself. I would totally dig the idea of somehow incorporating the DC flag into the design…perhaps three stars above a script “Nationals” with the left-most star dotting the “i” or something like that. I’ve always been a fan of the Capitals’ current away jersey and how those three red stars hint at the flag.

    It’s fun to see the state of Indiana so well-represented today for lack of imagination amongst high school athletic departments. I can’t say I blame Elkhart Memorial too much for poaching that look — USC’s home unis are total classics and I’ve always been a fan (though not a fan of the people filling those unis). Warren Central has been sporting the gold “motion W” for quite a while now and that’s a school that’s always making waves for their success and spitting out quality players; there’s no way UW-M hasn’t seen them yet and has obviously chosen to ignore this case.

    • Terry Mark | August 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm |

      Perhaps Wisconsin wishes to maintain a good relationship with Warren Central for recruiting purposes?

      And I agree that USC’s uniforms are a classic, but as a Memorial alumnus, I’d prefer my school adopt their own visual identity (which they had before the change) rather than taking someone else’s. Plus, some alumni I’ve heard from say it’s too much of a departure from the school’s traditional colors.

  • Pat | August 23, 2010 at 11:40 am |

    I intended the cardinals one to be faux flannel, not sure if that came across…

    Also Warren central uses a different logo now that they developed with wisconsin’s blessing from what I know…

    It has a flat bottom and isn’t angled… Might still appear on some uniforms…

    • gogosox | August 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

      Looks like the newer version of the Warren Central logo you mentioned is on the top of the athletics site.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | August 23, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    Devin Curry: I really DIG the “Rockies” wordmark! I like the numeral typeface as well. The overall design could use a lil’ tweaking but I LIKE where this is headed!

    Kevin Callahan: The wordmark with the jagged mountain range underline is interesting, and the cap logo is great!

    Daniel Carroll: That sleeve patch you designed is AWESOME! The colors a lil too dark (I am aware there is “rave green” in there) but I think a lil’ silver or a lighter shade to break up the murkiness will suffice.

    Kirk Carter: Atlanta Crackers…..BRILLIANT!

    Jeffrey Cherewaty: I think you speak for everybody on this blogsite with your entry.

    Patrick Cummings: As a Cubs fan…that looks SHARP!

  • rpm | August 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    phil, you open the choices up to criticism(baby whines) like last time when you say the comments will be considered. you know, fool me once yada yada. not to mention, there are always the people who post under different names to give themselves props. i hope alain just picks the 9 he wants and doesn’t listen to anybody here. that being said, it looks like you will need on average 1.8 per every batch of 20 you show this week, so…

    (1)cummings needs in for sure. i considered doing this exact one myself, and when coupled with the best crest in pro ball, would instantly make the cardinals the best uni in the majors.(minus points if any are really deserved, and i don’t think they are…it is more or less a rehash of the 40’s red birds)
    (.8)depending on what comes down the line, this is pretty good. not completely sold on the mountain stripe, but at least it gives us a colour combo mlb could use.

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

      phil, you open the choices up to criticism(baby whines) like last time when you say the comments will be considered. you know, fool me once yada yada.

      alain said to me he’d consider the comments…doesn’t mean he’ll be influenced by them, but often times (and this is true of myself as well), readers notice things we don’t — couple people pointed out stuff today i didn’t catch, and were i judging, i’d take that info into account…my first impressions aren’t always the best

      it’s a fair point, roberto, but since im not deciding and alain is, what’s the harm in having people comment?

  • Eric | August 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    I’m a Mets fan, but that Phillies mock up is GOLD! I really like that look.

  • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm |

    Those who believe “Crackers” would be a good choice of names really need to do some homework.

    It is NOT a reference to fireworks or Saltines or Cracker Jack or those restaurants along the Interstate.

    A lot of people might think the logo could be Bull Connor and his Police Dogs (oh, crap, more homework, how you gotta find out who Bull Connor was).


    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

      im pretty sure most people are aware of the term “cracker”

      but just in case, here ya go

      im guessing a lot of people aren’t aware that not only was there an atlanta “crackers” there was also an ABC (negro league team) who shared ponce de leon park with their white counterparts

  • jeff d | August 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    I really like Kevin Callahan’s Rockies design for its originality. No offense, but many of these are not really a re-design (more of a slight makeover). The colors work for Colorado and the mountain range is subtle but gets the idea across.

    I also like David Bloomquist Nationals jersey. It’s got a really cool retro feel to it without being over the top. And it’s not any more phallic than the Washington Monument. I think I got over that in like the 4th grade. ;)

    • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

      Yes, but there a lot of people out there who haven’t gotten over it, and a team absolutely must take such a thing into consideration. That’s just the reality of marketing a product.


    • pflava | August 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm |

      I don’t believe the criteria stated that the design had to be a complete overhaul, though. A re-design can just be some tweaks.

  • David | August 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    LOVE kevin callahan’s rockies re-design. if they had brains in their heads they would be wearing those unis tonight vs. the braves.

  • Greg M | August 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

    The Diamondbacks uniform from Baker looks very clean and should immediately be used by the team. And the new logo he created with the snake wrapped around the bat is really good. Better than any logo the team has used. Bahry’s Astros uni would be very good without the pajama pants. But Cherewety’s Astros look is a classic that the team really needs to go back to. Love the colors Carrol added to the Mariners, but the Rays tried that once and it just didnt play as well for some reason. The green and blue never popped off the screen. Still think it could work though. Charnigo’s Orioles design is interesting. I love it, but wouldnt want to to see the team use it all the time. Makes no sense. If I were an O’s fan, I would buy that jersey.

  • Joe D | August 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    Is it just me, or has Nike done a good job keeping the new pro combat uniforms under wraps. I thought for sure by now some leaks would start popping up.

    Anybody have anything?

    • Brian | August 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

      Rumors have been leaked in the Boise, ID area about BSU getting Pro Combat

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

      the 10 schools have been announced (was a ticker item last week) but so far, no designs (other than very unconfirmed rumors) have been released

      paul will be going to the unveil on september 1, so we’ll know for sure shortly thereafter…i know last year a couple leaks got out, much to the swoosh’s dismay, but that was an in-season thing…this year they’re gonna release all 10 at one time

      a few teams have released dates (im pretty sure OSU will wear their as the horseshoe for the michigan game, for example);

      last year, someone on the creamer boards did mockups of 28 or so teams — some of them are awful (ok, most of them — not the mocks, just the concepts) but will be interesting to see how close some of them come to the teams who are going to be outfitted in them this year

  • Ricko | August 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    Could we get something cleared up?
    The Phillies didn’t wear maroon in the ’70s and ’80s and beyond.
    They wore burgundy. Quite a different color, actually.
    Mississippi State and Texas A&M wear maroon.
    it’s significantly darker than burgundy (Redskins, St. Pete Pelicans, etc.)
    If it weren’t, there wouldn’t be a distinction made between the two.


  • Flip | August 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm |

    Mr. Curry’s Rockies rendition is pretty cool, and I like Ricko’s suggestion for a white line beneath it (and that’d be the only white save the sanis). But I’d like to see “COLORADO” on that road jersey in that type, then a “ROCKIES” on home whites. To be consistent, what would a gray underline look like for the home uniform?

  • frankenslade | August 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

    Mad props to Kevin Callahan for his overhaul of the Rockies’ horrible uniforms and colors! That Bucks-based design is much more in tune with the vibe a team from Denver should display.

    The suggestion of Atlanta getting on the PC bandwagon by bringing back the Crackers name may be the funiest thing I’ve read today, whether the joke was intentional or not.

    As gaudy as it may be, Charlie Charnigo’s Orioles uniform is excellent!

    Fun stuff from all of you. Thanks.

  • Samuel Lam | August 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm |

    I just got an e-mail from the Warriors marketing team about mini-plans. Included in the e-mail is this image of the new uniforms in action.
    However, looking at the elastic on the shorts, the logo on Curry looks like a little wiener just hanging out and about. It just looks really really weird.

    • Jimwa | August 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

      I clicked the link before reading the rest of your comment … and had a similar reation … no need for his tailor to ask which way he hangs.

  • Ed Hughes | August 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    For what it’s worth, I’m not seeing the StickerYou ad in the left sidebar or anywhere else on the page. The text link works, though.

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

      hmmmm…it’s there for me

      it’s a rotating ad, upper left corner

      you’re not seeing this…at all?

  • billso | August 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    The Tampa Bay Rays play in the city of St. Petersburg. Tampa is 20 miles to the East. My advice: don’t tick off the home city by putting “Tampa” by itself on a jersey. It should be “Tampa Bay”.

    • KT | August 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm |

      They’ll tick off St. Pete more if they do get a downtown Tampa stadium built (good luck). Your point is well-taken, however. All of our teams are “Tampa Bay,” not just “Tampa,” to signify the entire bay area.

  • pflava | August 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    My favorite so far is Mr. Cummings Cardinals…

    I think a lot of folks will get caught up in the excitement of totally overhauling teams with terrible uniforms, but I like when you can take a great look and tweak it to perfection like this. Bravo, sir.

    • Jimwa | August 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm |

      Upon further review of that graphic, I think that color as presented (intentionally or not), almost a powder blue / faux grey flannel hybrid could be a GREAT new color option for uniforms!!!

  • Jimwa | August 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    If I had a vote …

    #1 – Patrick Cummings (really hurts to say this as a Cub fan, but I give all others presented grades of B- through D, this uniform stands as an A+ in my eye)

    #2 – Daniel Chanelli (I’ve often looked at the SFG jackets and wondered why they didn’t put that script on a uniform)

    #3 – Devin Curry (Would love to see a two-color “ROCKIES”, possibly including a straight down shadow to emphasize the mountain tops – stupid me didn’t get the full shape of the mountains until I saw your underlined version later in the comments … guessing it wouldn’t look so good to use COLORADO to get the same effect for a road jersey, but it’d be fun to see!)

  • edgertor | August 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    i think cherewaty’s astros uni is a paragon of simplicity.

  • Scott Friend | August 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    The D Backs always wear black at home on Saturday. I think it was just an added bonus to be going against the Rockies Ace.

  • Scott Friend | August 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    That Angels’ minor league team isn’t alone in having female mascots. Arizona has two stupid ass mascots in Wilber the Wildcat and Wilma the Wildcat. Wilma is famous for having the head of the mascot fall into the pacific ocean when visiting an aircraft carrier in San Diego for the 1998 Holiday Bowl. No wonder this worthless school has never been to a Rose Bowl.

  • Jim Vilk | August 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    I normally don’t like jagged designs, but Kevin Callahan’s Rockies jersey is really very good! Instant finalist.

    I also like Jeff Bahry’s Astros, Walker Carlson’s Nats, Daniel Carroll’s Mariners (of course) and Patrick Cummings’ Cardinals. Honorable mentions to Charnigo’s Orioles and Cherewaty’s Astros.

    Everyone’s stuff is good. Thanks for the chance to look at them all.

  • Jim Vilk | August 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    “…while the Bucs went mono-white again. Something just doesn’t work with that look – maybe they need pewter pants, or pewter socks…or something.”

    I got your something right here, Phil!]

  • Jim Vilk | August 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    “and how come Favre is exempt from the pizza slice cap?”

    Grandpa gets a grandfather clause?

  • jowen | August 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm |

    Phil…just curious, why is it time for the Browns to finally remove the ‘AL’ sleeve patch? Because the sleeves are disappearing or because it has been a certain amount of time since his passing?

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

      im not a big fan of memorial patches to begin with…keeping it on there (and it’s not just the browns either) for more than a season just, i donno…doesn’t look or feel right

      do you think the yankees should keep the steinbrenner patch on next year and beyond?

      and then there’s the whole disappearing sleeve thing…

    • Stevie McQuistan | August 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm |

      Yes – and it’s also time for the Bears to get rid of the GSH.

      But every time anybody says that everybody goes apeshit for some reason.

  • Mykal94 | August 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    honestly I’m a little disappointed by this contest. all good, but nothing really blew me away so far. gotta wait for some more submissions i guess.

    • DenverGregg | August 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm |

      The only one that really impressed me was the Crackers. In the words of another commenter, “I’d wear that”.

    • Dave Mac | August 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

      Honestly, I agree. I appreciate everyone doing this, but there wasn’t a single entry so far that would make me say “wow, the team should switch to these.”

  • Sean | August 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm |

    Joe’s Diamondbacks redesign looks fantastic! I though that team would be almost unsalvageable, but well done, & the coiled snake on the bat looks great!

    It’s not listed here, but I’ve seen an Astros redesign that featured the current wordmark & pinstripes rendered in Colt .45s blue & orange, with the old Orange star & white H on blue hats with an orange brim. They looked beautiful!

  • Paul Lee | August 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm |

    After the Lakers won their title, I went to the NBA Store online and noticed that if you preview their “customized” jerseys, you can still have the choice of current players, and Ron Artest’s number was already updated to #15. But I hate how the number 5 is written. The font is awful…

  • Hank | August 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    Favorite Design-a-Unis (no particular order):

    1)Chris Antipuesto: San Francisco Giants

    2)Jon Allison: Philadelphia Phillies.

    3)Joseph Baker: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Good work by all involved.

  • Jet | August 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm |

    I’ll mention two that don’t work for me, simply because the team name is too long and it forces the name to be small on the jersey and unreadable – the Diamondbacks and Metropolitans. I guess there’s a good reason they’re called the Mets!


    • RS Rogers | August 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm |

      Yeah, but take a page from the year 1910 and run “Metropolitans” vertically down the placket and that’d be uni gold.

      Like this if my description isn’t clear.

      Gold I tells ya, pure uni gold.

  • ren | August 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm |

    has anyone noticed that on nfl teams like the panthers and the rams the reebok logo is pushed off slightly toward the side?

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm |

      for the rams, i think is as much an optical illusion as anything else — the orientation of the rams head make it look “off center” in some views, but in reality, the damn vector is smack dab in the middle of the shoulder


      for the panthers, it’s a clusterfuck

      some guys he the vector NEXT TO the logo, while other guys have it stacked on top

      just a mess

      • Gusto44 | August 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm |

        Have the St. Louis Rams abandoned the seldom used blue pants with double gold stripes? I think they were introduced around 2003, don’t know if they worn them at all last season. I do recall the monochrome Rams and Chargers uniforms, worn only once, if I’m not mistaken.

      • traxel | August 24, 2010 at 12:08 am |

        It doesn’t matter where it is. I don’t care where it is. The fact that I have to see it at all is the real travisty. It’s like saying, “why does the dog have to shit in the MIDDLE of the room”. Who cares WHERE he unloaded…..

  • Ben Fortney | August 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm |

    So disappointed I missed the deadline to get in on the contest.

    Patrick Cummings: St. Louis Cardinals – best fo the bunch so far

  • Noelski y que! | August 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm |

    Besides Lady Met being a female mascot I know that the Blue Jays had a companion for Ace in the early 2000’s. Her name was Diamond.

    • Noelski y que! | August 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm |

      ah and rosie red

  • Otis | August 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm |

    Kevin Callahan’s ROCKIES jersey is the best of this batch simply because it is the only entry that is a re-branding of the team, not just an attempt at a throw back or tweak to an existing jersey. props.

  • StLMarty | August 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm |

    The comment about the Buccaneers in all white also applies to the Panthers. If your helmet is a particular color, shouldn’t that color appear somewhere else on the uniform?
    Patriots, too.

  • interlockingtc | August 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm |

    I don’t necessarily think they’re the best looking uniforms of this bunch, but the two concepts that really popped for me, made me look twice, are Dave Britt’s Braves and ChargerPadre’s Rays.

  • traxel | August 23, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
    • traxel | August 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm |

      and put some orange pants with that Orioles getup. Yeah baby!

      • Jim Vilk | August 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm |

        Black pants would really get under Phil’s skin…

    • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm |

      bite me

      actually, change the font and put some buttons on that, and i wouldn’t mind seeing it on the field of play — once anyway…white pants at home, black on the road — as long as you wear decent hosiery, why not…

      what is orange sunshine, btw?

  • drjwtexas | August 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

    A good picture of the Cowboys super long NOB:


  • the "cracker" | August 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

    As a “cracker” I take serious offense to the so-called PC Atlanta jersey! Haha, just kidding. It is one of the more unique concepts.

    What really sold me was how the “C” on the jersey is actually the same “C” as the word “Cola” in the Coca-Cola logo. A neat touch seeing how Atlanta is the home of Coke.

  • M.Princip | August 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |

    My favorites, Charlie Charnigo’s Orioles jersey and Danny Corbalis’ Metropolitans.

  • LI Phil | August 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    no-no alert

    texas (using 3 pitchers, so far) is 8 innings thru against the twinkies…

    game is being carried as it happens on MLB tv

  • Neil Lommel | August 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm |

    Patrick Cummings’ Cardinlas. No doubter, what a beaut.

  • Alex | August 24, 2010 at 3:59 am |

    The pizza slice hat isn’t the new sideline cap it was the 2010 draft cap.
    This hat with it’s gimmicky brim is the new sideline cap.

  • steve | August 25, 2010 at 6:58 am |

    Love the Jon Allison Phils UNI-where can I order one…hands down greatest look with a much needed refresh. Good combination of old and new and they must distinguish from the other “red” teams. This is clearly needed on the field and deserves high props…way to go JON!