SBD/November 19, 2012/Franchises

MLB Cardinals "Reaching Deep Into Their Own Past" For Design Of Third Jersey

The new Cardinals jersey combines elements of the '32 jersey and those from the '50s
The MLB Cardinals for the first time in 80 years will "have a jersey with 'St. Louis' in script on the front and not 'Cardinals,'" according to Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The Cardinals will "wear the third jersey for home games on Saturdays." The jersey "features red piping and the newly detailed birds on the bat." It "combines elements of the 1932 jersey with those from the 1950s." It also "features the modern logo." Team President Bill DeWitt III said, "We pulled from all those elements into this jersey." There "will be names on the back of the third jersey." The team will "wear red hats and red belts on the road, but the navy hats will not be retired." DeWitt said that the blue hats will "continue to be worn at times on the road." Dewitt also said that the "exact times for the navy hat have not been determined" (STLTODAY.com, 11/16). YAHOO SPORTS' David Brown noted the Cardinals are "reaching deep into their own past in order to update their look." The "trademark redbird twins still perch upon the famous yellow bat," but the birds have "eyes instead of dots, and the bat looks more like a bat." The base color of the jersey is "off-white, and a red yoke runs around the neck and down the chest -- similar to a uniform that [HOFer] Stan Musial wore." Brown noted not since '32 has "any Cardinals jersey" had the city name on the front rather than the team name. They are "pretty sweet." DeWitt said, "Yes, it's traditional. And if you ask me should we stay in that elite company of having home whites and road grays, I would say we should, but ... Look at this (third) jersey. I see it and think, 'We've got to wear that thing'" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 11/16).

RETRO RAMS: The TURF SHOW TIMES' Ryan Van Bibber noted Rams Exec VP/Football Operations & COO Kevin Demoff in an interview with WXOS-AM said that new uniforms are "on the agenda." Demoff said that the team is "leaning toward bringing back the old blue and white uniforms" from the '60s and early '70s. Demoff said that the Rams would "start by instituting those as throwbacks" in '14 and "transitioning after that season" (TURFSHOWTIMES, 11/16).
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