Over the past week, ESPN.com has been running a tournament between all thirty MLB teams to find the best uniform in the game. I sort of neglected this tournament, but other local blogs campaigned for the Orioles, a 13 seed, throughout each round.
On Monday, the O’s upset the number one seeded St. Louis Cardinals and were voted the best uniform in baseball. See, they can win something.
Baltimore’s uniform has some great style features, beginning with those wonderful orange and black colors (always an outstanding look) and extending to the great cartoon Oriole logo on the cap (much preferable to the ornithologically correct version). It’s a classic uniform that looked great on Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer, and it still looks great on Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Chris Davis.
While I would still like to see the O’s mix in a “B” cap on the road, I’m a huge fan of the cartoon bird, Baltimore script and overall classic look of the their uniforms. It’s tough to argue the black and orange.
Now let’s hope they can end this skid and win a game on the field tonight against CC Sabathia and the Yankees.