Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Best and Worst Twins Uniforms

Craig Calcaterra of NBC's Hardball Talk has been deconstructing the best and worst uniforms from the history of each franchise.  He lists the jersey's under two categories,  the best and the worst.  Earlier this week he took a look at the Twins franchise and the threads that have draped the players of the Twin Cities.

Calcaterra's list of good includes many of the older jerseys in franchise history:
His list of bad includes many of the jerseys from when the team was winning it's World Series Championships:
He also didn't like the Twins choice of replacing the TC logo with the M for their in the late 1980's and 1990's. 
I will always be partial to the jersey's and logo that the Twins used during their two championship runs.  Those were the logos and jerseys that I fell in love with as a child when baseball was the world to me.  When the Twins decided to ditch the M logo and go back to the TC logo I was crushed.  I had been accustom to the M and for the most part that is all I had ever known.  Since I have now had time to reflect on the logo switch I have come to terms with the switch back to the classic TC look.

My favorite jersey of all-time would have to be the classic baby blue from Puckett's rookie season.  In my adult life I have really enjoyed the classic baby blue jersey (I have even purchased a classic Puckett jersey in this style).  The red and blue batting helmet added to the ambiance of the jersey.  The players might have looked ridiculous in the jerseys but I still enjoy them.
One of the jerseys that I disliked in recent memory was the alternate home uniform that was used from 2006 to 2009.  There is a reason that it only lasted for four seasons.

One Twins jersey only made it through one season the fire red jersey (as seen below).  1997 wasn't that great of a year on the field and the players also didn't look that great.

Some of the old jerseys will always have a place in my heart but I will always be able to make room for new jerseys that the Twins add to their repertoire.

What's your favorite jersey from Twins history?

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