If you follow me on Twitter, then you know well by now I wasn't entirely thrilled about the new Cubs alternate road uniform. I'm sure many of you couldn't give a rat's ass, but I'm going to delve further into it anyway.
First, I must mention that as the day went on, the new unis grew on me a bit. A bit.
I heard from a lot of you on Twitter that agreed with me. I also got some "Don't really care about uniforms as long as they win." I, however, am big on uniforms. Men in general are visually stimulated creatures.
The idea that the Cubs wanted to unveil a new alternate jersey is, in concept, a good idea. I just think this addition was kind of pointless.
There isn't a big departure here from the regular road grays, and, if anything, they hearken back to the mid-90s awful additions that Chuck McElroy wore rather than the 1922 editions that were supposedly the inspiration.
When I originally heard the Cubs were thinking about going with some different road unis, my thoughts went back to the late 60s for inspiration.
Lately I have been in favor of going with less red in the uniform, especially when it comes to the letters and numbering. The Dodgers have gone this route recently.
If I had to pick apart this particular uniform I would say I do not like all the white. When it comes to the block letters, they seem to be a bit far apart; lastly, the numbers on the front appear to be too small.
Otherwise, they are not all that terrible. Probably much like the 2014 MLB team wearing them.
The Cubs still have some time to get their wardrobe to coincide with the better-looking ballclub in a year or two. I guarantee the Cubs new road jerseys will look a lot better when the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Co. are rocking them though.
Maybe something more like this?
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