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Bog: Nats unveil new uniforms

By Washington Post editors

Dan Steinberg's DC Sports Bog contains a complete breakdown of the Nationals new uniforms. He Wednesday's reveal thusly:

Thirty minutes after the drinks were poured, the team's second major uniform change in three years had been revealed, and there were a whole lot more Curly Ws in the building. The new home uniform will have a Curly W on the left chest instead of the old block "Nationals." The patriotic blue alternate uniform will have a red-white-and-blue Curly W on its chest. The sleeves of all four jerseys will be adorned with the team's new primary logo, featuring a Curly W. The interlocking D.C. is now called "miscellaneous art," and doesn't appear on the uniforms.

For the entire blog post, click here.

By Washington Post editors  | November 11, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
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Epic Fail. Nothing great about the new uni's at all. No real design changes.. Just muddled versions of past uniforms that were awful. Had a chance to make a dramatic change and create a classic look. Should have gone with a Navy pinstriped with a red Nationals in script, or the DC logo. Not impressed at all and not going to buy the new jersey. That is all.

Posted by: NatsFD11 | November 11, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually liking the narrowed scope of the new unis; Script 'Washington' on the away greys, 'Curly W' on the home tops. Getting rid of the gold trim is a good move, IMHO.

Not liking the 'star-spangled curly W' on the alternate blues; I actually preferred the block DC with that treatment on a blue jersey. Hope they're going to keep the Homestead Greys as the throwback jersey a little longer as well.

Posted by: BinM | November 11, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

There is no doubt that our old unis caused us to lose and changing them is to make the team better, not for the marketing department to make more money by breaking out an entire new line.

Good article on storen in USA Today this morning Sorry Post for linking to another paper

Posted by: SCNatsFan | November 11, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Read the article this morning in the paper and just watched the video this afternoon. Not sure what they're talking about with fans liking the curly W and wanting it to be iconic. Can someone point out those fans because I've not met any. Bottom line is that the new uniforms are boring at best (do they pay money to people to come up with these designs?).

Posted by: bgfjr | November 11, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if I would agree with "epic fail" but certainly not a success. The numbers on the front are in the wrong place and unbalance the look. They also don't compliment the curly W because they're too square. If they were looking for a "classic" look a la Yankees or Tigers, they should have left the numbers off the front altogether. The road jersey is still by far the nicest of the jerseys. I also can't say I'm keen on the red bill on the blue cap, it looks an awful lot like the Braves cap, but maybe it will grow on me. I agree with NATSFD11, there is nothing special about this look.

Posted by: lesatcsc | November 11, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I think most of the uniform choices are a bore. The only one posssibly worth considering is the Navy/Pinstripe. Is the team trying to save money? And as far as the curly "W" goes, I think of Walgren's Drug Store. In fact, isn't Walgren's and somebody in a legal case over that "W" right now? O.K. are you ready for my opinion of that "W"? It's feminine looking!! (Maybe that's what's wrong with their play?)

Posted by: terpmomfranny2 | November 12, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

In fact, isn't Walgreen's and somebody in a legal case over that "W" right now?
Posted by: terpmomfranny2 | November 12, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Walgreen's is suing Wegman's! Not much of a case, probably. The Ws are notably different. OURs is much more like Walgreen's than Wegman's is.

Posted by: poncedeleroy | November 12, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

There was a reason that Nats were selling merchandise for 35% off during the last homestand, going to 50% the last game. Of course it wasn't out of the generosity of the heart, it was getting rid of the merchandise.
Wish that they would of at least told people that they were changing uniforms so that we wouldn't be wearing yesterdays stuff.

Lesson learned in these times of screwing others, buyer beware.

Posted by: Golfersal | November 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Seriously disappointing. What's the point of having alternate jerseys if the only thing alternate about them is the color? Bring back the red DC jerseys and red DC hat. The curly W is fine and if there is this supposed fan base out there that wants it, fine, whatever, but that's not a reason to not have any variety, and I think the DC looks better anyway. The 2009 change from the red DC jerseys to the red curly W winnie-the-pooh pajamas jersey was really weak. I can't believe they took their dumbest jersey and changed the rest of them to model it. Maybe next year they'll change to a curly E for error.

Posted by: timmy12 | November 13, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

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