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Uni Watch rates the MLB uniforms 1-30, puts the A’s above the Yankees

Aug 24, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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Uniform arguments are always fun. Every couple of years I take a look back at the best and worst uniforms of all time and it never fails to make people talk, be it good, bad, nostalgic, angry or whatever.  Uniforms just matter to baseball fans.

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch has made a career out of the uniform criticism game, and this week he’s been rating the uniforms of all of the teams from all of the major sports.  Today he breaks out the baseball unis and rates them 1-30.  And there are some surprises in there.

First surprise: seeing the most classic uniform of them all — the Yankees — ranked fourth, behind one of the least classic looking teams, the Athletics. Which, OK, I can see that appealing to some people, but I’m sorry, if you wear white shoes you shouldn’t crack the top ten. The A’s shoes make them look like guys wearing dad jeans and gleaming white New Balance shoes at the mall on Saturday.

There are some other surprises in there too. And outrages. The Tigers are ninth? Based on an arguably too-small cap logo? Please. Nothing looks better than the Tigers in their home uniforms and I refuse to be persuaded otherwise.

OK, sorry. See what I mean, though?  Ranking uniforms can stir people up.

  1. jarathen - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    The Angels’ current logo deserves better than middle of the pack, but many of them do. I think it’s a testament to the quality of MLB logos that so many of them are good. Some need work, like Miami, Arizona, Cleveland, and Houston, but most of them are actually pretty darn good.

    I have a hard time trusting a list that likes contrast blocking on the back of ANY jersey.

    • derklempner - Aug 26, 2012 at 1:09 AM

      Those Miami uniforms look like they belong on the players of the Comedy Central softball team.

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