As part of an irregularly updated series, I’ll be blogging about trends in sports fashion from the big leagues. As the old mantra goes, “Look good, feel good, play good.” This series will highlight the best of the best when it comes to cutting edge sports uniforms and all-time classics.
As a way of biding farewell to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, my beloved Minnesota Twins will be sporting an alternate throwback uniform this season that harkens back to the Twins of the 1980s. It’s a great move for the Twins, who are lucky to work with the best colors in baseball anyway. It’s also a big improvement from the tired sleeveless alternates they’ve tried the past few years.
This isn’t my favorite old school Twins jersey, though. For that, I’m going back to 1965, with the tasteful pin stripes and inverted Twins logo (blue inside, red piping). That’s followed close by the 1984 road alternate in powder blue — a look the Twins should strongly consider using at some point this season.
Looking ahead to next season, the Twins should try to inject even more hype into the team by revamping the current uniforms (while trying to keep the old “TC” logo). There’s nothing I would love to see more than red alternates on that first day at Target Field. I’m sure Target would support the move, too.