Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Return of the Cartoon Bird

The cartoon bird returns for the 2012 Orioles! In a move that harkens back to the glory days of the orioles, the new uniform sports a remake of the cartoon bird that featured on the orioles hat from the 1960s to the 1980s. Along with the new cap logo, the O's home hat will now have a white face, in a new version of the hat that was made famous by Cal Ripken and others. The road hat will remain black and orange, but with the smilin' bird on the front. The road uniform has been tweaked to improve the "Baltimore" script, and the team introduced a new Orangle jersey for select home games to go along with the black jersey. All the uniforms will sport a commemorative patch to celebrate the 20th anniversary of OPACY.

As a huge uni-fan, I'm excited for the retro look. The best uniform move the Orioles made was returning "Baltimore" on the front of the away uniform where it belongs, just like Brooks Robinson wore it (except not in wool kersey). This is just the next best move. Here's to the O's in 2012!

For the full news check out the Orioles website.

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