Minnesota Twins: Best And Worst Uniforms
Best And Worst Minnesota Twins Uniforms
As we near the end of another season of Major League Baseball, there really isn't too much to say about the Minnesota Twins. While I could continue to beat the tragic Justin Morneau trade over the head, I think we've all heard enough about that and I am also just not in the mood to cry again today.
So since the Twins clearly aren't focusing on baseball, why should we?
If "look good, play good" is a real mantra, then the Twins must be doing something horribly, horribly wrong. While some of the recent uniforms are actually pretty visually attractive, a few are boring and one is just plain disgusting.
The Twins have gone in a few different directions since 2011. From sticking with the classic pinstripe home whites to jumping on the throwback bandwagon, the Twinkies' red and blue has projected itself upon numerous canvases in recent years.
While the Twins in no way have the ugliest or most attractive uniforms in baseball (those titles fall to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively), there is always room to critique and praise a team's fashion sense.
Whether the Twins should invest in new uniforms or not is irrelevant in reality. For the most part, they've covered all the possible designs without getting crazy and altering the logo. Like most other teams (excluding the Miami Marlins), the Twins choose to keep things simple in the majority of their uniforms, and it is likely this idea will never go out of style.
Nonetheless, this list ranks the Twins' current game day jerseys from the worst to the best. Here we go, ladies and gentlemen.
5. Throwback Home Uniforms
The Twins really dropped the ball on this one when they attempted to jump on the throwback uniform bandwagon in honor of their 50th season. Clearly going for the faded vintage look, the off-white and pinstripes is visually nauseating and makes us wish the past would just stay in the past.
4. Pinstripe Home Whites
The simple pinstripe whites have stood the test of time and become a mainstay in the Twins' uniform arsenal. Though these home jerseys are generally boring, the classic look is likely one the Twins will not stray from in the coming years.
3. Alternate Home Blues
The alternate home blues add a little flare and can be used as a visual refresher for the fans of Target Field. The blue tops are a nice contrast to the white pinstripe pants, and sticking with the classic "Twins" logo allows for a uniform that isn't an extremely drastic alternate to the other home jerseys.
2. Road Greys
The Twins did an awesome job when they switched from the boring road pinstripe greys to this sleek and stylish look. Similar to their NHL counterpart, the Minnesota Wild, the Twins' use of the slanted and cursive "Minnesota" makes the uniforms look sophisticated. The abolishment of the pinstripes was a good move, seeing as vertical lines are just not as visually appealing when they're not on white.
1. Alternate Road Blues
Once again, the Twins clearly know how to make a road jersey. Sticking with the same template as the road greys, the alternate road blues encompass all of the best things about a Minnesota Twins uniform. The blue top sits nicely above the grey pants and adds the staple Minnesota navy. The detailed inclusion of the red bill on the hat accents perfectly with the red piping and lettering on the jersey. Every aspect of this uniform was executed correctly, and this is why it tops our list as the best Minnesota Twins' uniform option.
Caroline Ponessa is a Minnesota Twins writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter @sweetCaro_____