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The White Sox will wear throwback uniforms this year

Jan 26, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

Given all of the bad uniform choices the White Sox made over the years, when I heard that they’d be doing throwback uniforms in 2012 my heart skipped a beat.  But it turns out that they’re going with a conservative and even tasteful choice:

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I always liked those. Probably because I have a framed copy of this hanging on the wall of my lair here:

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Nice going, Sox. Beats so many of the other options you could have gone with.

  1. illcomm - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    What year are the throwbacks from?

    • Matt Adams - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      ’72

  2. The Baseball Gods - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Do they wear Red socks or White socks?

  3. bobwsc - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    if they added electric cigarettes to complete the get-up, then they’d really have something.

    doesn’t this look a lot like one of the many Phillies uni’s?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      Good thing they won’t play each other. Unless I’m botching the inter-league schedule.

  4. Matt Adams - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    This post is a win for use of the Dick Allen picture

  5. marshmallowsnake - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Will they get to have the butt hanging out of their mouth too?

  6. Kyle - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Dick Allen is the boss of all of us.

    • ncphilliesguy - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      I met Dick Allen last week and he was fantastic. And I had always thought he was surly, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

      • foreverchipper10 - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

        He is my girlfriends fathers favorite player. He would be jealous.

  7. pitolove124 - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    I liked those Uni’s.

  8. dadawg77 - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    I want them to do the away version too.

  9. kopy - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    I was kinda hoping for this set to come back, personally: http://sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=ng17g1dlk51e4x26nynvzj9w8

  10. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    They need to bring back wearing shorts. Those were horrific.

    • kopy - Jan 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      They look like a softball team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQiX62Y1N_Q

    • jdd428 - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      Everyone always brings up the shorts. Yes, the shorts were bad. But guess what – you know how many times they wore the shorts? ONCE. They wore them for exactly one game – the first game of an August doubleheader in 1976. So, yeah, the shorts were bad – but GET OVER IT!

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jan 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM

        I’m not over it! I want them back!! NOW!!!!

      • Disney Mark - Jan 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

        They wore the shorts three times in 1976. August 8th in game 1 against the Royals, August 21st in game 1 against the Orioles and August 22nd in game 1 against the Orioles.

        http://www.freewebs.com/karamaxjoe/thewhitesoxshorts.htm

        ~Mark

  11. rlb1130 - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Bring back the road blues and its a homerun..

    “If you wear it..they will come”

    • nelsonsaint - Jan 26, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      and these:

  12. jwbiii - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    And I was hoping for these

    Not really, though.

    • bobwsc - Jan 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      looks like athletic, island-wear. not to be confused with Frank Costanza’s “cruise-wear.”

      • jwbiii - Jan 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        Except for the oh-so ’70s outsized collar, it looks like football coach training camp wear. I’d post a picture of Lovie Smith, another athletically built black man likely to be a wearing a Chicago shirt, but he favors NBA style baggy shorts which ruins the effect.

        Trivia: That is the only MLB player to have his birthday on the back of his jersey.

      • bobwsc - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

        right on – those are ‘coaches shorts.’ complete with wedgie. odd that they went with the collar style from Shaft.

      • jwbiii - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM

        So everybody knows the trivia answer? I am really impressed.

  13. nelsonsaint - Jan 26, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    dig the zippered front!

    maybe adam dunn should start smoking.

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