Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Throwback Tuesday

In case it hasn't been made clear yet, I have a bit of an issue with throwback uniforms.  I like them.  A lot.

There's only one problem with that.  The teams I follow - namely the Pirates and Steelers - don't have a lot of uniform variety to pick from.  In recent seasons, the Astros, White Sox, Angels have both made throwback uniforms part of their semi-regular rotation.  All of those clubs have an array of designs, color combinations, and logo changes over the past few decades that make for a colorful array of uniforms. 

For the Pittsburgh teams, the traditional black and gold can be both a blessing and a curse.  Traditional?  Great.  But it also makes things a bit dull when it comes to throwback uniforms.  Nonetheless, this Jason Kendall card from 2004 Fleer Tradition is one of my favorite Pirate base cards.  The gold on gold combo is one that I don't believe the Pirates have worn at any other time (they wore gold tops and black pants during TBTC games in both 1999 and 2004). 

There hasn't been anything official announced for 2013 throwback games beyond the new Sunday alternates, though that's typical.  Should be fun to see what the Pirates have in store - perhaps some type of retro themed game during their series with the newly AL-defected Astros?

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