The Red Sox are unveiling a brand new logo. Well, kind of -- they're actually rolling back the clock to create a different look than most fans are used to. The problems is that new uniforms and new logos are always nice in principle, but can oftentimes fail miserably (hellloooooo, Minnesota Timberwolves).
However, based simply on what I've heard and read around the webs, this Sox uni change sounds pretty cool.
The club will also go with the "Hanging Sox" as the new primary logo, and it will be displayed on new caps that the Red Sox will wear with their alternate jerseys at home and on the road.
For long-time fans, the new road jersey will be a trip down memory lane, in that it will resemble the road grays worn in the 1980s during the days of Jim Rice, Dwight Evans and Bob Stanley.
The "retro roadies," as the Red Sox referred to them in a press release, will feature the word "BOSTON" in blue lettering across the chest.
I'm all about classy throwbacks, and when a team decides to incorporate such a uniform on a full or part-time basis, I'm throwing thumbs in the air, even if it is the BoSox. I do, however, think it's kind of amusing that as we look around and see teams running out of mascots to use (the Winston-Salem, NC minor league team just switched from "Warthogs" to "The Dash") that we've got one of baseball's oldest team reminding us how tough a pair of socks are in the face of a 99 mph fastball.
H/T: Sox and Dawgs
New Red Sox Logo to Feature More Hanging Sox; Old-School Blue-Grey Road Unis Too originally appeared on MLB FanHouse on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.