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Global Baseball Uniforms Market 2019 – 2025 : Rawling, Under Armour, Adidas, Russell Athletic

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List of Key players operating in the Global Baseball Uniforms Market are –

Rawling, Under Armour, Adidas, Russell Athletic, Majestic Ahletic, MLB, NIKE, Mizuno, Uniform Store, Wooter Apparel, Jesery Factory

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North America (U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, etc.)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, etc.)

Middle East & Africa (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, UAE, Israel, South Africa, etc.)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, etc.)

By the product type, the market is primarily split into:

Tops, Bottoms, Footwears, Accessories, Others

By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments:

Men, Women, Kids

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Are the White Sox MLB contenders with their reinforced rotation?

We all know the recent history of the Chicago White Sox is uglier than those collared uniforms they wore in the late 1970s: Seven consecutive losing MLB seasons, one of four teams in the 2010s not to make a postseason appearance and no playoff series victories since they won the World Series in 2005.

They at least appear determined to aim higher in 2020. The White Sox added to their offseason haul on Saturday night, with ESPN’s Jeff Passan reporting the club has agreed to a three-year, $55.5 million deal with former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel, who went 8-8 with a 3.75 ERA for the Braves in 19 starts in 2019.

The White Sox just signed fellow lefty Gio Gonzalez to a one-year, $5 million contract, in addition to earlier signing catcher Yasmani Grandal and trading for right fielder Nomar Mazara from the Rangers. They also re-signed first baseman Jose Abreu. Their projected payroll now sits at about $130 million compared to $114 million last season.

After going 72-90 in 2019, are these additions enough to make the White Sox a contender? Grandal, coming off a .246/.380/468 season with 28 home runs, is the big signing, but this is mostly improving in small ways around the edges, and I say that as a fan of Keuchel. The money is a little surprising given that nobody wanted him a year ago and he didn’t sign with the Braves until June, but he still factors as an upgrade in a rotation that had a 5.30 ERA last season.

Let’s see how the White Sox look right now:

3B Yoan Moncada-S
SS Tim Anderson-R
1B Jose Abreu-R
C Yasmani Grandal-S
LF Eloy Jimenez-R
RF Nomar Mazara-L
CF Luis Robert-R
2B Nick Madrigal-R
DH ???

SP Lucas Gioloto-R
SP Dallas Keuchel-L
SP Gio Gonzalez-L
SP Reynaldo Lopez-R
SP Michael Kopech-R

RP Alex Colome-R
RP Aaron Bummer-L
RP Kelvin Herrera-R

A few notes here. Robert and Madrigal aren’t on the 40-man roster yet, so they’ll likely serve a two-week apprenticeship in the minors to start the season, but both are pretty much big league-ready. Robert started 2019 in High-A and ended it in Triple-A, where he had a .974 OPS in 47 games. Madrigal, the fourth overall pick in 2018, also climbed from High-A to Triple-A, hitting .311 across three levels with the dead ball era totals of 44 walks and just 16 strikeouts.

Mazara has some superficially decent numbers, hitting .268 with 19 home runs last year for the Rangers, but he has been worth 1.8 WAR … over four seasons. He has been a below-average defender who doesn’t walk. Unless the White Sox can unlock some power with a swing and approach change, he doesn’t really help much (although he’s still an improvement over the mess the White Sox had out there last year).

The lineup is certainly fun and intriguing and the hope is Moncada continues to improve and Jimenez develops into a feared bopper in the middle of the lineup after hitting 31 home runs as a rookie. Tim Anderson is certainly exciting and won the batting title after hitting .335 in a breakout season, but given his overly aggressive approach, he’s also near the top of any list of players most likely to regress in 2020 (he had a .399 average on balls in play, not sustainable season to season). It would certainly be nice if the Sox up the payroll to $145 million and fill that DH hole with Nicholas Castellanos or Edwin Encarnacion. I don’t project this as a top-five lineup in the AL just yet (the White Sox were 13th in runs a year ago), although if Robert and Madrigal produce from the get-go and they add a DH there is potential for a big improvement.

The bigger unknown is the rotation. Keuchel and Gonzalez are risks in that they don’t fit the prototype of what most teams are looking for these days: high velocity, high spin, four-seamers up in the zone. But both veterans know how to pitch. With Keuchel, you know what you’re going to get: ground balls and that bulldog mentality. His OPS allowed, however, has increased from .619 to .704 to .764 the past three seasons, although the Happy Fun Ball affected everybody in 2019. There isn’t No. 1 or No. 2 upside here, but he’s a safe bet to post an ERA around 4.00 and chew up innings.

Gonzalez was one of the most durable starters in the game until last season, when he made 17 starts and pitched just 87 innings. He has lived on the edge the past couple of seasons, averaging 4.1 walks per nine while his strikeout rate has dipped. He never has been a command guy, but the fact that he got just $5 million suggests the lack of interest in him. He could end up being a huge bargain, but there is also high flameout potential here given his age and peripheral numbers.

Similar to how the lineup will need Robert and Madrigal to produce, the success of the rotation leans heavily on Lopez and Kopech. Lopez has a plus fastball, but the secondary stuff is still lacking. The slider is his big swing-and-miss pitch, but wasn’t a dominant offering (batters hit .244/.262/.482 against it). Advanced metrics point to some limits on his upside: below-average spin rate on his fastball and low spin on his curveball. And his changeup got hit hardest of all.

Kopech has the upside that Lopez lacks, but is coming off Tommy John surgery in September 2018, after he had made his major league debut. He struck out 170 in 126⅓ innings at Triple-A that season, maintaining that high strikeout rate even after he dialed down his fastball a bit to throw more strikes. Even if he comes back strong he’ll be on an innings limit, so the Sox will need rotation depth.

The White Sox will be a popular sleeper pick. I still have them behind the Twins and Indians and I’m not convinced they’re more than a .500 team at the moment, but I’m also lower on the White Sox than most. One thing for sure, however: This will be the most interesting White Sox team in 15 years, and with young talent in Moncada, Jimenez, Anderson, Robert and Madrigal it will be one of the top must-watch teams of 2020.

MLB expected to make over $1 billion in Nike uniform deal — and jersey sponsors seem inevitable

Sponsorship patches may soon join the Nike swoosh on MLB uniforms

If you’ve seen a new MLB uniform unveiling or an introductory player press conference this winter, you’ve likely noticed that the Nike swoosh now can be found prominently on the front chest of every jersey across the league. The addition of the swoosh comes as Nike takes over as MLB’s official uniform outfitter. It is part of a 10-year deal that began this offseason. Majestic had previously handled MLB uniforms.

Plenty of people aren’t happy with Nike putting their logo on the front of every jersey, especially when it comes to some of the timeless classic uniforms like those belonging to the Yankees and Cardinals. Some think the swoosh could have less intrusive placement, like on a jersey sleeve, while others want it gone completely.

But MLB will weather the storm and have few regrets regarding their decision if the financial reward is anywhere near what it’s expected to be. According to the New York Post, the 10-year agreement between Nike, MLB and Fanatics is valued at over $1 billion.

In addition to the monetary benefit, it’s also believed that the unavoidable presence of the swoosh on MLB uniforms is going to help the league appeal to a younger audience.

“Demand is up significantly based on adding the swoosh to the uniform and is bringing in younger consumers to the sport and a marketing halo from Nike,” Fanatics founder and executive chairman Michael Rubin told the Post

Purists may be up in arms over the swoosh, which is the first manufacturer’s logo to ever grace the front of a MLB uniform, but they should probably get used to it. Not only is Nike’s logo unlikely to go anywhere, but it will likely lead to MLB putting additional branding on jerseys in the near future. MLB executive president of business and sales Noah Garden said it’s “inevitable” that jersey patch sponsorships are coming.

“We’re examining the patch, but clearly we have things to work through first,” said Garden, via Sports Business Daily. “I’d say it’s inevitable down the road, but certainly not immediate. This is something that requires a fairly long runway. There are lots of things to take into consideration, but I think we will get there.”

It’s believed that jersey ad patches could arrive as soon as 2022, when the league enters a new labor deal with the MLBPA. As the league seeks to lay the groundwork for jersey sponsorship, players could use it as a bargaining chip in CBA negotiations as a way to gain concessions.

That means MLB would be following a similar path as the one the NBA has taken in recent years. Nike became the official outfitter of the NBA in 2017 and made sure the swoosh was prominent on the front of jerseys. Soon thereafter, the NBA also saw a rise in jersey sponsorships. The jerseys ads were initially met with resistance from fans, which is to be expected, but the pushback eventually died down. Fans got used to is. As of 2019, all 30 NBA teams have a sponsorship patch on their jersey.

It seems fair to expect a similar sort of progression with MLB, though the resistance may be a bit stronger considering the prominence of baseball purists. It’s a sport that’s heavily rooted in history and tradition, and one that doesn’t have a fantastic track record of being progressive or kind to change.

But whether you like it or not, baseball jerseys are changing. Tht little Nike swoosh may just be the beginning.

Why Yankees, MLB uniforms have Nike swoosh prominently placed on front of jerseys, leaving baseball purists in anguish

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, points towards the Nike logo on Gerrit Cole's new Yankees jersey. The logo is on the front of the jersey and not on the sleeves as it traditionally was under Majestic thanks to a new, 10-figure deal Nike made with MLB.

Yankees fans might not like the fact the Nike swoosh is located on the front of their team’s jersey beginning in the 2020 season, but the sponsor gave MLB a 10-figure reason for including them.

Nike, Fanatics and MLB agreed to a 10-year deal worth more than $1 billion to make the company the league’s uniform manufacturer, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

“Demand is up significantly based on adding the swoosh to the uniform and is bringing in younger consumers to the sport and a marketing halo from Nike,” Michael Rubin, the founder and executive chairman of Fanatics, told The Post.

MLB made the chest position available at a higher price in doing the new contract with Nike and Fanatics, the foremost expert on baseball uniforms, Paul Lukas, founder and editor of Uni Watch, told the Post.

It is a change from the norm of the past three decades, when other manufacturer logos, most recently Majestic, appeared on the sleeves of the jerseys. The Yankees were an exception, allowed to opt out for “tradition,” according to Lukas.

Every MLB team, including the Yankees, has had the New Era logo on the side of their caps since the 2016 postseason.

Record-breaking free agent signing Gerrit Cole’s jersey, which is on sale at both Fanatics and as of Thursday morning at $359.99 a pop, is the first Yankees jersey available for purchase with the Nike swoosh in the front.

Cole took the No. 45 jersey from first baseman Luke Voit.

Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees last week at the MLB Winter Meetings. It’s the biggest deal ever given to a pitcher. To make room for Cole on the 40-man roster, general manager Brian Cashman designated pitcher Chance Adams for assignment.

Cole was the runner-up in voting for the 2019 American League Cy Young Award, going 20-5 with an AL-best 2.50 ERA and MLB-best 326 strikeouts for the Houston Astros.


What is the difference between the different types of baseball jerseys?

The jersey, a knitted garment distinctively worn by players or fans, is the most important piece to a baseball uniform. A baseball jersey often includes the competitor’s team logo, name, and number stitched in a team colored theme. Baseball teams have several versions of jerseys for home, away, and alternate conditions. At Rally House, we want to provide buyers and collectors the information needed to support their baseball jersey purchasing decision. Each type of jersey should be carefully considered before purchasing.

Types of Baseball Jerseys:

Baseball jerseys come in a variety of styles. Each type features different variations in cost, style and material.

Authentic Jerseys:

Majestic is the manufacturer of authentic Major League Baseball (MLB) jerseys. These baseball jerseys include all of the same features worn by the elite, on-field players. Sizing is numerical; 40 = Small, 44 = Medium, 48 = Large, 52 = X-Large, 56 = XX-Large and 60 = XXX-Large. Authentic jerseys are officially licensed by MLB and include a sewn-in MLB logo just below the neckline on the back. Additionally, these jerseys feature anywhere from one to four of sewn-on patching and lettering made of very durable double-knit polyester fabric. Featuring Cool Base technology, the moisture wicking performance mesh provides temperature control to keep the wearer cool and comfortable.

Replica Jerseys:

Replica jerseys are the cost effective version of the Authentic, and yet still officially licensed by MLB. Featuring a mesh fabric, Replica jerseys present a style that mimics the look and feel of the on-field design. The lettering and numbering are made from a plastic, imitative, tackle-twill and come ironed-on or single stitched. These jerseys do not have the sewn-in MLB logo below the neckline; the logo is ironed-on or single stitched.

Custom Jerseys:

A relatively new service, customized jerseys, allows fans to personalize their favorite team jersey. We customize each jersey to individual team specifications in regards to size, color and font style. Using Cool Base fabric, printed twill letters and numbers are heat pressed on to give the effect of a multilayer, multicolor application. Visit one of our in-store digital kiosks or create online to build your own personalized jersey.

Alternate Jerseys:

Alternate jerseys offer a distinguished look for teams playing with similar colors. Often called third jerseys, the Alternates are styled after vintage throwback uniforms or single game commemoratives.


There is no better way to express your love for the game than with a Cooperstown jersey. Cooperstown jerseys are the classic team and player jerseys reproduced with modern fabric to achieve a fresh fit. Created by Mitchell & Ness, Cooperstown jerseys feature a ‘throwback’ design and commemorative patch for players exclusively in the Hall of Fame.

Batting Practice:

Batting Practice jerseys are the on-field jerseys worn by players during spring training and warm-ups. Officially licensed by MLB, these jerseys feature tackle-twill team logos and lettering. Made with Cool Base performance technology, the stretch mesh fabric provides enhanced range of motion and added comfort.

MLB Players’ Weekend 2019: Best jersey nicknames for every baseball team

Major League Baseball’s “Players Weekend” is back for a third straight year, though this season it will look a little different. Instead of the colorful, Little League-inspired jerseys that the 30 teams wore in the previous two years, the 2019 installment will bring black and white monochromatic jerseys.

It’s a drastic switch and an interesting decision, especially considering the whole point of the weekend is to promote fun and creativity in baseball. The new uniforms don’t exactly scream fun or creativity, though the league says they chose this route so that player accessories (such as cleats, bats and arm sleeves) would pop more.

However, one fun aspect of the weekend that remains is the opportunity for players to feature customized nicknames on the back of their jerseys. Some players are sticking with names that they’ve showcased in the past, but others are going in a different direction.

Here is the best nickname from every team for Players Weekend 2019, which will be held from August 23-25.

Angels: SIMBA

Andrelton Simmons went with the timely “Lion King” nod, which is somewhat fitting because these jerseys are about as creative as that remake. Shohei Ohtani is once again going with “SHOWTIME,” which is the correct decision.


Jake Marisnick delivers a tribute to his sweet tooth while also referencing How I Met Your Mother.


Sean Manaea continues to be a Players Weekend standout with this incredible play on words.

Blue Jays: 100 MILES GILES

The best nickname is one earned, and the radar gun can back up the moniker for Ken Giles. Reese McGuire going with PIECES is also pretty strong.


Jerry Blevins is going to be inspiring trashy fights in the stands all weekend long, and that’s something that’s worth getting behind. The Braves have several other winners; Of course, Josh Donaldson is returning BRINGER OF RAIN, but Mike Foltynewicz is also running HIGH FOLTAGE while Luke Jackson hat tips “Star Wars” with SKYWALKER.

Brewers: THREE KID$

We can only assume Lorenzo Cain is referencing how expensive it is to be a father of three. Other Milwaukee winners: Yasmani Grandal rocking with YAZMANIAN DEVIL, Josh Hader sipping on HADERADE and Travis Shaw embracing his office as MAYOR-DDC (Mayor of Ding Dong City).

Cardinals: HELLZ BELLZ

Ryan Helsley is bringing the heat, but you have to respect Michael Wacha running back WACHAMOLE.


I like this choice for Cole Hamels, mainly because it reminds me of the time he spent $70,000 on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tickets only to get scammed and denied entry. Hollywood, baby!

Diamondbacks: PARKMAN

This is even better when you realize Alex Avila is a catcher and kind of looks like Jack Parkman. Am I allowed to hope that he gets traded to the White Sox?


Yes, CHICKEN STRIP is still an amazing nickname for Ross Stripling and Jed Gyorko going with JERK-STORE is great, but Kristopher Negron giving a nod to LeBron — while playing in the same city, no less — is hilarious.

Giants: AC

Maybe not the very best time for a Mario Lopez tribute, but Austin Slater pulling out the “Saved By The Bell” reference is very good.


Shane Bieber using this is always going to be funny, but it’s especially funny right now because Topps just accidentally printed “Justin” on his baseball card. Yasiel Puig going with WILD HORSE still rules too.

Mariners: A²/B²

Austin Adams and Brandon Brennan are teaming up for a little synergy with these nicknames. If only R²-D² could have worked, though.

Marlins: ACON

Adam Conley apparently just wants to be friends with Young Jeezy. I respect it.

Mets: A-A-RON

Aaron Altherr did not done mess up with this “Key & Peele” reference.

Nationals: BROWN EYE

Last year, Max Scherzer went with BLUE EYE for the second year in a row and missed an absolute layup. This year, he’s dunking it home.

Orioles: SISCO KID

If they weren’t going to let him have “Thong Song” on there, this was a good alternative reference for Chance Sisco.


I almost didn’t want context for this one but then I found out Chubbs is Kirby Yates’ dog and now I’m so grateful for this information.

Phillies: KNAPP TIME

This one from Andrew Knapp gets extra points because it’s also what I often call baseball.

Pirates: EL COFFEE

Gregory Polanco knows caffeine is the way to my heart, though I’m extremely upset that Kevin Newman (NEWMS) didn’t go with HELLO NEWMAN.

Rangers: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You can always count on Hunter Pence to be weird.


Smart thinking by Eric Sogard and his big-time nerd glasses.


Josh VanMeter knows that baseball is better when you’re on the sauce.

Red Sox: DR. CHILL

Sam Travis knows the Red Sox need to catch fire over the next couple months though, right?


Chad Bettis with an extremely productive one emoji showing here.


It’s no Boaty McBoatface but Scott Barlow played the hand he was dealt.

Tigers: MATTY B / J Z

Matthew Boyd and Jordan Zimmerman honoring two equal legends of rap. Disappointing that Jacoby Jones (J.J.) decided not to join the fun after going with JUICY J last year.


Bet you can’t guess who this one belongs to.


Evan Marshall — a man of fine cinema.


It’s a shame we may not see this one on the field. Pretty disappointed nobody on the Yankees went with NOT HURT.

Twins Unveil Baby Blue Uniforms, 60th Season Patch

To help celebrate their 60th season since moving up to Minnesota, the Twins are going back into their past in 2020.

Introduced earlier this morning, the Minnesota Twins will have a new powder blue alternate uniform to be worn both at home and on the road. The uniform is designed to resemble the road uniform the Twins wore from 1973 to 1986 (now a button-up instead of a pullover) and, as the Twins say in the press release, it recalls “the era of Rod Carew batting titles and Bert Blyleven curveballs, through to the early days of Kent Hrbek, Gary Gaetti and Kirby Puckett.”

Minnesota is pairing their new baby blue option with their usual home and road navy blue “TC” cap (the one without the gold outline on the logo).

The Twins join the Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays as teams looking to bring the powder blue trend back to Major League Baseball (with a couple more still to come! 😉). It was at one time was a popular road uniform choice over grey for many years from the 1970s right up until the early 1990s.

Also unveiled was the new 60th season anniversary patch, the logo will be worn on the right sleeve of all the Twins uniforms throughout the 2020 season.

It shows a combined Minneapolis and St. Paul skyline behind the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River. The Twins moved to Minnesota in 1961 after playing exactly sixty seasons in Washington as both the Senators and Nationals from 1901-1960. Following this season, the franchise will now be evenly split in years played in both Washington and Minnesota.

Baseball fans are upset with Nike’s new jerseys

Nike is the new uniform supplier for the MLB and the famous Nike “swoosh” is featured on the front. Nike released the Major League Baseball jerseys for next season and some fans are upset with the new designs.

Nike is the new uniform supplier for the MLB and the famous Nike “swoosh” is featured on the front. Some fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the design. Fans have used words including “tacky,” “terrible,” “awful,” “lame,” and “dumb” to describe the look.

Nike took over as the MLB uniform supplier from Majestic Athletic, which had the contract since 2004.

Majestic had its logo on the sleeves. In the NFL, the Nike “swoosh” is also on the sleeve.

Despite the pushback, USA Today predicts fans will eventually get used to the logo on the front.

MLB new uniform tracker: A look at all of the threads set to hit the diamond in 2020

Nike is taking over as the MLB uniform supplier and they’ll be bringing plenty of new looks

With Nike taking over as the official outfitter of MLB uniforms next season, we’ll be seeing the swoosh branded on all jerseys starting in 2020. We’ll also be seeing it branded on plenty of new looks across baseball, as plenty of teams are utilizing the new partnership as opportunity to refresh their uniforms and bring some exciting new changes in the fashion department.

Several teams have wasted little time in unveiling new uniforms for the upcoming season; some of them have chosen to roll out entire new sets while others are just dipping their toes into the pool with a new jersey or two. More updates are expected to come as we make our way deeper into the offseason.

Some early rollouts seem to suggest that there might be an emphasis on injecting more color into the landscape of baseball uniforms. There also seems to be more sleeve striping than we’ve seen across the league in recent years. Both of these things will likely be viewed as positives for many, but you can judge for yourself.

Let’s take a look at some of the uniform changes that have been unveiled so far this winter.

Arizona Diamondbacks

If you weren’t paying close attention you might not even notice that the Diamondbacks made some changes to their uniforms for 2020. They’ve removed the gradient pattern on the shoulders and sides and will no longer wear the dark gray road jerseys. Pretty good changes all around.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds unveiled a new red alternate jersey earlier this offseason and it features the scripted ‘Reds’ wordmark across the chest along with the awesome Mr. Redlegs logo patch on the sleeve.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers are FINALLY bringing back the ball-in-glove (with the hidden MB) logo full-time, though it will come with some minor alterations and twists of modern. With the logo comes an entirely new set of jerseys — including a retro-inspired cream home primary, a pinstriped home alternate, a navy road jersey and a gray road jersey. Milwaukee completely knocked it out of the park with this timeless re-brand.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins have switched up their jerseys quite a bit in recent years but many people will be thrilled to know that they’re bringing back powder blue alternates for this upcoming season. The look will be worn both at home and on the road next season and is a throwback to the blues that the Twins wore in the 70s and 80s.

San Diego Padres

Brown is back, baby. The Padres have finally caved and fully committed to bringing back the brown and gold in 2020. They unveiled a full new set of uniforms that include pinstriped home jerseys, a brown road jersey as well as a sand road alternate. They’ll also be bringing back two different camouflage jerseys as well as the Swinging Friar alternate logo.

Texas Rangers

As the Rangers transition into a new era in a new ballpark in 2020, they’ll also be wearing a completely new set of uniforms. Their new home whites feature a scripted ‘Rangers’ wordmark across the chest, not unlike the one the team wore from 1984-1993. (It seems they’ll be wearing red hats with that jersey even though the primary color on the wordmark is blue.) They’ll also be sporting a new two-tone hat with a “TX” logo. And, like the Twins, the Rangers will also have a powder blue alternate jersey, one that will accompanied by matching hats and pants. Each of the new uniforms will feature red, white and blue striping on the sleeves.

New Arizona Diamondbacks uniforms are an improvement, but there’s no purple and teal set

The new uniforms unveiled by the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday are a big improvement over what they’ve been wearing.

But they can do better.

Two words: Purple and teal. Yes, the originals, the uniforms the team wore when they started — and in which they won, you know, a World Series. I’m not the only one who thinks so.

“I’ve written many times, even though I don’t like purple in general, that original uniform I think has aged remarkably well, and looks sort of like a modern classic,” said Paul Lukas, who writes about sports uniforms for a living, most recently at Sports Illustrated and ESPN before that. (You may remember him as the person who said the Arizona Cardinals have the worst uniforms in the NFL.)

That said, the streamlined uniforms introduced Friday are a step up from the current batch.

“It’s addition by subtraction,” Lukas said. “Getting rid of the snakeskin is textbook addition by subtraction. Personally, I think getting rid of the dark charcoal is the same thing. I would say it’s an upgrade.”

It’s definitely a more basic look. Of course, when you talk about professional sports uniforms you’re talking about a bunch of different looks, all the better to stock the team shop with. And there is an alternate home uniform with teal included as highlights. The Los Dbacks uniform has some teal in it, too.

The Diamondbacks have new uniforms for the 2020 season.If only it were more conspicuous — and the main home uniform.

But the best thing about the uniforms, as Lukas suggests, is dumping the awful gray road uniforms. They always looked dirty. Good riddance.

I’m probably dreaming if I think the Diamondbacks will ever get back to the original uniforms full-time. But the new ones are decent enough, so maybe they should stick with them for a while.

“How many times have they changed uniforms?” Lukas said. “First they had the original purple-and-teal set. Then they said never mind, our colors aren’t purple and teal anymore. They’re red and black or Sedona red or whatever marketing term you want to give it. Then they changed the lettering from that sort of stone-carved look they had … from like 2007 to 2015 and changed it to what they have now. And now they’re changing it again.”

At least they’re changing it for the better.