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Cardinals Getting Alternate Jerseys

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM
Filed Under: St. Louis Cardinals
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen a conversation that I had yesterday afternoon.  One of my followers pointed out this thread about the Cardinals having an alternate jersey for 2013 and it provoked an interesting discussion.  I got a tip in my inbox last night (though I wasn't allowed to run with it) and Jenifer Langosch has now confirmed it; these jerseys are going to be a reality and will be announced today.

The jerseys, which will be normally worn during home games on Saturdays, will be a cream color with "St. Louis" across them in red along with the traditional birds on the bat.  The team will wear red hats with these jerseys.  I'm also hearing that the first time these will be broken out will be the second home game of the year, even though it's not on a Tuesday.

I'm not sure what I think about this.  On the one hand, I've always liked the Cardinals never had to stoop to the "gimmick" of another jersey.  Alternate jerseys have always seemed like nothing more than a cash grab by organizations and it's been nice that the Cards, along with the Yankees and a couple of others, have resisted this trend and kept their long-standing traditions going.  One of the great things about the Cards has been their ability to not necessarily latch onto everything that comes down baseball's stream.  The team loses a little bit of individuality wit this move.  Aaron Miles' Fastball does a great job writing about this along these lines.

On the other hand, if you are going to go the alternate jersey route, at least it looks like it'll be a classy looking one.  I'm a bit surprised that they didn't go with a red one, but I think it wouldn't have looked as "classic" and, even though this is going against tradition in a way, tradition is still a huge part of anything this team does.  Looking at the picture over at, it does evoke a historical time rather than kowtowing to modern sensibilities.

Of course, this is about the money, money that will likely come pouring in with this coming out right before Christmas time.  However, we've seen that this organization that they don't necessarily horde any additional revenues.  This is not a Jeffrey Loria situation.  These revenue streams tend to wind up helping the team (while, of course, increasing the DeWitts' standard of living), which takes a little bit of wind out of the anti-rich guy rant.

So, while I don't think these are necessary, I'm not so sure that it won't wind up on my Christmas list anyway.  Which is what the Cardinals want, I suppose, but that doesn't bother me in the least.

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Is it wrong that I stopped in the middle of your article so I could find out what Jenifer Langosch looked like?

Any articles in the future with references to Eva Mendes or Marissa Miller would be appreciated.

On a more serious note, I do think you make a good point about the uniforms. As a fan of a team you grow to like the team name, town, uniforms etc. I understand the money aspect of it, but when you move too far away from it then you lose something of the nostalgia that makes people a die hard fan.

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