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Viva Medias B's
04-13-2012, 06:19 PM
After getting home from our victory, I turn on the TV and see the St. Louis Cardinals wearing gold trim in place of red on their uniforms. I realize this is being done in recognition of their 2011 World Series championship, but I think it's really lame.

WhiteSox5187
04-13-2012, 06:29 PM
After getting home from our victory, I turn on the TV and see the St. Louis Cardinals wearing gold trim in place of red on their uniforms. I realize this is being done in recognition of their 2011 World Series championship, but I think it's really lame.

The Red Sox started this after 2004 and the White Sox continued it by having some gold trim on their uniform for the home opener in 2006. The Giants last year were the first team to have the gold lettering.

soltrain21
04-13-2012, 06:41 PM
I think it's pretty awesome for one game.

TheOldRoman
04-13-2012, 07:10 PM
The Red Sox started this after 2004 and the White Sox continued it by having some gold trim on their uniform for the home opener in 2006. The Giants last year were the first team to have the gold lettering.False about the Sox. They had no gold trim for the first game, just a cap with a patch on the caps. MLB made the unis below (in concept form, anyway), but they were never worn.

WhiteSox5187
04-13-2012, 08:46 PM
False about the Sox. They had no gold trim for the first game, just a cap with a patch on the caps. MLB made the unis below (in concept form, anyway), but they were never worn.

Nevermind, I see what you mean. I could have sworn I saw a picture of Iguchi wearing the gold trimmed jersey. I think that it looks cool for one game.

Soxman219
04-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Would like to see the Bulls wear gold-trimmed jerseys in late October on Ring Night.

russ99
04-14-2012, 07:45 PM
Not a fan of this concept at all. Seems primarily to be made for merchandising.

doublem23
04-14-2012, 07:55 PM
I think it's pretty awesome for one game.

Me, too, hope to be buying a gold-trimmed Sox jersey for 2013. :cool:

Milw
04-15-2012, 10:19 AM
I think it's awesome, and I think the Cardinals should wear those all year long.

This isn't a new concept. In fact, it's actually been muted compared to what they used to do a century ago. From the Hall of Fame website (http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/lettering.htm):
Hall of Fame manager John McGraw was not shy. Following the club’s decisive victory in the 1905 World Series, he unashamedly dressed his 1906 New York Giants in uniforms emblazoned with the words “WORLD’S CHAMPIONS” across the chest. As audacious as it sounds, the Giants were not the only big league club to express such braggadocio. In 1921, the Cleveland Indians donned jerseys with the words “WORLDS CHAMPIONS” on the front, and in 1927 the St. Louis Cardinals displayed the words “WORLD CHAMPIONS” on their jersey front. Each of these three clubs failed to return to the World Series in the seasons in which their uniforms boldly displayed their championship status, and perhaps this is why the practice has never returned.
1906 Giants:
http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1906_newyork.gif

I'm sorry, but that's just badass.

Bucky F. Dent
04-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Not a fan of this concept at all. Seems primarily to be made for merchandising.

Primarily? Try completely.

gregoriop
04-15-2012, 06:24 PM
I like it. Better yet, they should have gone with these caps:

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/meshhats_2200_37357094

cub killer
04-16-2012, 01:47 AM
I think it's awesome, and I think the Cardinals should wear those all year long.

This isn't a new concept. In fact, it's actually been muted compared to what they used to do a century ago. From the Hall of Fame website (http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/lettering.htm):

1906 Giants:
http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/nl_1906_newyork.gif

I'm sorry, but that's just badass.
Agreed. Props to McGraw.

Offtopic, but I think this year's World Series should be officially titled the "World's Series" for nostalgia purposes.

Foulke You
04-16-2012, 02:48 AM
False about the Sox. They had no gold trim for the first game, just a cap with a patch on the caps. MLB made the unis below (in concept form, anyway), but they were never worn.
The Sox also wore this patch on their jerseys all during the 2006 season:
http://www.halloffamememorabilia.com/p-506126-2005-chicago-white-sox-world-series-champions-mlb-baseball-sleeve-patch-bjp-es-8-31194-0085.aspx