SBD/September 23, 2011/Franchises

Leaked Blue Jays Logo Receives Praise From Fans, Media

Blue Jays have not confirmed that they have chosen the leaked logo
A "leaked version" of the Blue Jays' new logo making its rounds on the Internet "is a winner" with fans, according to the Daniel Girard of the TORONTO STAR. The logo is a "pure evocation of the cheery young bird the Jays sported in their fledgling years." Blue Jays VP/Communications Jay Stenhouse "would not confirm" that the logo, which "has been flying around the Internet since Wednesday, was the one the team has chosen." But "those shown the logo at the ballpark certainly hope the team flies with it." On the Toronto Star's website, "6,155 votes, or 71 per cent, had been cast for 'I love it' compared to 329, or 4 percent, who said 'I hate it' and 1,511, or 18 per cent, who were 'So so'" (TORONTO STAR, 9/23). YAHOO SPORTS' Kevin Kaduk wrote, "If this leak image is really the Toronto Blue Jays' new logo for 2012, then consider me officially smitten." Though "rumors of a redesigned look have been rampant -- including red uniforms that would tap into Canadian pride -- the team has confirmed nothing" (, 9/22).

THE BIG 5-0: The Astros announced Thursday that they "will tap into their old uniform roots next season as part of the franchise's 50th anniversary celebration." In Houston, Steve Campbell noted the team will "wear throwback jerseys from past Astros eras" for Friday home games, and each month will "highlight a jersey from a different era on these Flashback Fridays." The team also "unveiled a 50th anniversary patch ... that will be worn on the caps and jerseys" in '12. Among their other plans for their 50th anniversary celebration, the Astros will release a special DVD and 50th anniversary gear, "including a cap, polo shirt and T-shirt" (, 9/22).
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