Originally Posted by anewman35
If they wanted to get rid of the black/silver uniforms and Old English logo and go back to the 83 uniforms as the preferred brand of the White Sox... they would just get rid of the black/silver uniforms and Old English logo and go back to the 83 uniforms as the preferred brand of the White Sox. But they haven't done that. Look at whitesox.com - overwhelming silver/black with the Old English logo. And as far as promotions go, they don't have pictures of them all up yet so it's hard to know for sure, but there are only two (including this one) that they specifically call "1983" promotions. And they didn't wear the 1983 uniforms at all the whole first series, so it hardly seems like they're really pushing it that hard.
Not really. They wouldn't want the fan backlash. When they first started with the idea of throwback uniforms, Brooks indicated that they only wanted to reflect teams/uniforms that represented a significant winning achievement in SOX history. That's why they were originally reluctant to wear the early 70s pinstripes.
They keep saying how popular the 83 uniforms are with fans, however it seems as though most of the fans I talk with aren't that crazy about them. They served a purpose at a particular time, and outside of the 83' season which ended prematurely after a great regular season of 99 wins, they don't really represent a winning era of White Sox baseball like the late 50s/early 60s era with the black and red trim pinstripes. I just think JR has a soft spot for the uniforms as they represent his first real mark on the team, outside of the failed Sportsvision.