May 29, 2012
We knew the
return of the Stars and Stripes caps in the
2012 version was happening all across MLB games yesterday, and at least the
base color of each team’s cap was the same, with only the cap logo embroidery
changed to a raised digital-camouflage pattern. The look was
understated on some teams, more prominent on others.
We simply don’t understand why a simple (hand pressed) American flag patch can’t be added to the jersey chest for patriotic holidays like the cancer awareness ribbons on Mother’s and Father’s Day and leave it at that.
One team’s look we really liked Sunday and Monday was the Marlins in orange jerseys at home, white pants, and black cap (the Stars and Stripes version on Monday) with “MARLINS” across the front instead of “MIAMI” that appears on the white, gray and black versions.
On that note, we’ve never agreed with teams wearing the city name at home, as currently Miami does for the majority of its games and Texas does for all games, home and away. Baseball protocol of the nickname or logo at home, and city name on the road, always made the “unis” unique.
The Pirates wanted to honor military veterans a la the Padres each home Sunday in San Diego, so the Bucs wore their version of a camouflage jersey Saturday and Sunday against the Cubs at PNC Park, breaking out the black Stars and Stripes cap with it two days earlier than the rest of the teams.
More 2012 Nike arrivals: The authentic home jerseys for the new Seahawks look (number 18 Sidney Rice, top row left) and the Chiefs (number 7 Matt Cassel, top row center) have arrived at the store. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s home red jersey number 11 (second row left) is also at the store. Please contact for all details.