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Bog: Nats to unveil new uniforms on Nov. 10

Dan Steinberg reports on his D.C. Sports Bog that uniform changes are in store for the Washington Nationals:

After months of rumors and speculation, the Nats are set to unveil significant changes to their uniforms on Nov. 10 at Nats Park. The team will hold a fashion show event at the stadium, and will show off at least three styles of uniforms. I've heard that, among other things, the gold accents and gold trim will be purged from the new designs, and the block NATIONALS on the home jersey will be replaced with a script Nationals. There will be other changes as well.

For the entire bog post, click here.

By Alexa Steele  | October 26, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
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Sure. Of course. After all, I got the missus a jersey with her name and Pudge's #7 on it (she likes Pudge) late this past season. She got to wear it to one game before it becomes obsolete.

And people laugh when I tell them God hates me.

Posted by: gilbertbp | October 26, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Look at it this way: it's not "obsolete" it's retro. She's kicking it old school, man, timeless and classic.

Posted by: Section220 | October 26, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

How long until a certain poster insists it will say Natinals

Posted by: SCNatsFan | October 26, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It's not obsolete, gilbertbp. It's throwback!

Posted by: FeelWood | October 26, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

It may be the best offseason news we get, but I'll take it. I hated the Fuddrucker's font.

Also, I think Poopy McPoop was banned for making fun of someone's dead dog on the Terps Insider blog. No foolin'.

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 26, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Also, I think Poopy McPoop was banned for making fun of someone's dead dog on the Terps Insider blog. No foolin'.

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 26, 2010 4:52 PM
Aw, you're just saying that to make me feel better about my wife's obsolete jersey...

But it's a nice thought, anyway.

Posted by: gilbertbp | October 26, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Retro, throwback - pffft.

One of the things I like about being a Yankees fan (also) is that they don't do a "new and improved" look every five years. The classic design hasn't changed since 1936.

I hate that hopey-changey stuff.

Posted by: gilbertbp | October 26, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

why does it seem like we change jerseys every other year?

Posted by: casser | October 26, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Need $ for franchise to remain...viable...

With uniform change comes about 2 million more to spend in Free Agency.

Here we come J. Werth!!!
(more likely--"outbidding" the Yankees for another Yunesky Maya)

Posted by: CJArlington | October 26, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm totally opposed to changing the basic home uniform. I like it. And it's a fundamental part of the Nationals -- in many ways, the uniform is the only thing about a team that can stay constant over time.

Classy teams recognize this. The Dodgers. Giants. And, much as I hate to admit it, the Yankees. They realize that continuity and tradition are big parts of what makes baseball special. The Nats, seemingly, just don't get it.

Here's Seinfeld's take:

"Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify. Because the players are always changing, the team can move to another city, you're actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it. You know what I mean, you are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player but if he goes to another team, they boo him. This is the same human being in a different shirt, they *hate* him now. Boo! different shirt!! Boo."

There's more than a little truth in there.

Posted by: Dynatic | October 27, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey Dynatic, the Giants and Dodgers have tweaked their unis many times since coming to California. The Yanks are really the only team that doesn't alter their uniforms.

Posted by: egoodman8 | October 28, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

The Dodgers and Giants uniforms of today aren't very different than they were 50 years ago. Perhaps a tweak or two, but nothing fundamental. Same for the Red Sox, Tigers and Cubs.

Maintaining the same uniform gives a club a sense of tradition and, for lack of a better term, class. The Nats need more of it. This may seem like a minor thing, but it's not. It's an essential part of the baseball aesthetic, which is critical to the game's success over the long term.

Posted by: Dynatic | October 29, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

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