There has been a trend this offseason of MLB teams changing uniforms for 2012. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays are going retro with modified versions of their logos, uniforms and caps from the past. The San Diego Padres made slight modifications to theirs and finally got rid of that "Ocean Spray"-esque wave. And then you have the newly christened Miami Marlins which debuted what might possibly be the worst uniforms ever created with a rainbow logo and alternate uniform in orange.
Over the years, many baseball fans have expressed how they would like to see their favorite teams change uniforms. Some of that is nostalgia while some of it is also dislike of their team's current uniforms which they find to be ugly. I also think that there is something psychological about changing a team's uniform and it's not just exclusive to baseball. You can take a team like the New England Patriots that was a perennial loser in the early 1990s before Bill Parcells arrived and changed the team's logo and uniforms. Now, nobody thinks of that team as a perennial loser. Or an NHL team like the Los Angeles Kings who finally ditched those awful, purple uniforms with the "Imperial Butter" crown on them at the time that Wayne Gretzky arrived. The team started playing better, no doubt because of Gretzky, but also because psychologically the new uniforms and logo represented change.
In Major League Baseball, you had the Tampa Bay Devil Rays become the Tampa Bay Rays with not just a new logo and uniform, but a new name. Whether it was coincidental or not, the team started to win and now they are a perennial contender for the American League East even with a small payroll. With all of these teams recently changing their uniforms, logos and caps for 2012, I wondered, "Should the Cubs change theirs for 2012"? What do you think? I know one thing. I definitely don't want them to go back to the pajamas-like uniforms in the picture above this post. Now, there are some people out there who will probably say, "Who cares what their uniforms look like? As long as they win, I don't care." There is some truth to that, but I think back to what Crash Davis said to Susan Sarandon in "Bull Durham" about respecting winning streaks. If you believe that the reason you are winning is because you change the uniform or the logo or you wear women's underwear when you pitch a game or whatever, then you are. Because winning streaks don't happen very often and the Cubs could use any help they can get into going all the way.
What do you think?