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The Red Sox go back to red lettering on the road uniforms

Feb 7, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

I personally like the blue-on-gray road uniforms the Red Sox have worn for the past few years. They wore them from 1936-72 and again for most of the 1980s. I like them better than the red lettering on the roadies, which was first introduced in 1972, went away for a while and then came back in 1990 and lasted until 2010.

Well, red is back again:

 

Obviously not radical change. And, indeed, I presume that they’ll go back and forth from red to navy again many times before I die. But I happen to think the navy looks better.

  1. gbrim - Feb 7, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Red Sox wearing blue lettering (even on the road) never looks right to me. Not named the Blue Sox.

    • 18thstreet - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      It’s the socks that need to be red. Red Letters would be a stupid name for a team, unlike, uh … never mind.

      But I feel very strongly that the socks need to be red.

      • billybawl - Feb 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

        I feel very strongly that socks need to be visible.

      • 18thstreet - Feb 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

        Agreed. I saw the Salem Red Sox once last year, and only one player was wearing high socks: Garin Cecchini. And now, he’s a top prospect. Let that be a lesson to all baseball players. Wear your socks high, and good things happen.

  2. railcarcowboy - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    No one cares what you think. They need a boost in jersey sales

    • gbrim - Feb 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      And I’m sure all will sleep easier knowing what you think, sir.

  3. proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    This is obviously a Red Letter Day for Red Sox fans.

  4. 18thstreet - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    I liked the navy blue letters better. Looked more old-timey.

  5. anxovies - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    No matter what the combination of colors a Red Sox jersey always looks like crap.

  6. eagles512 - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Red is much better

  7. doublezero74 - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    I think the red letter match the world series trophy a little better. really emphasizes the highlights

  8. jrocknstuff - Feb 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I’ve never been one for changing uni’s the year after winning it all, but then again Sox fans never believed in curses or anything……

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