Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hooray Red Stripe!

What do I think of the new Sunday home garb for the White Sox? Hooray Red Stripe Beer!
In the past twenty-one seasons, throwback uniforms have become the rage. The Chicago White Sox don't have much variety in their vintage uniforms, so I love it when someone digs out the interesting relics and displays them proudly.

I am a bicentennial baby (1976 for those who are staring blankly at that reference). The first uniforms that I can remember the White Sox wearing are the lovely late 70s/early 80s numbers with the disco collars that had a pajama look to them. I remember vividly, the fan created circus uniforms (it could have been much worse) and the cursive mistake before settling on the current style of uniform.

I have seen throwbacks to 1906, 1917, 1929, 1959 and 1983 from the White Sox since the first Turn Back The Clock Game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Those are just the ones that I can remember off the top of my head. There may be more lingering out there in the recesses of the mind.

I always thought that the early to mid-seventies uniforms would make a great throwback uniform to wear during a game and I wondered why no one thought to drag them out. Now I finally get my wish, as do many others. I have heard nothing but positive response to this Sunday promotion and I can't wait until some photographs from these games start appearing on baseball cards.

6 comments:

Lonestarr said...

What, people don't like the mid-'80s unis?! Those are one of my all-time faves. I think they should bring those back as the alternates, not the lame red ones. :P

Johngy said...

Love the red pinstripes and glad they are not going with the zippers!

deal said...

I like em. I like a littel variety as long as you keep it to 3 or 4 unis a season. you get to many and they just become a mismash.

The Lost Collector said...

These are kind of cool. I hope they never wear the uniforms with the shorts.

Kyle4KC said...

I love the powder blue road counterparts to these red pinstripes. Dick Allen all the way baby!

Hackenbush said...

Unquestionably my favorite White Sox uniforms. I'll tune in just to see them. In fact it's about the only reason I'll tune in. Maybe I'll turn down the sound so I don't have to listen to Hawk Harrelson. "You can put it on the boarrrrd, yes!" No.

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