As originally noted this morning by Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas, the Altoona Curve have introduced an alternate throwback jersey to be worn for Sunday afternoon home games as means of celebrating the club’s 10th anniversary. The uniforms are described in a press release:
The uniform is based on the style used in Major League Baseball during the late 1920s, featuring baggy pants worn just below the knees, knee-high stirrups, a buttoned jersey top surrounded by a long thin stripe (also known as a “braid”), which continues up to the collar, and a short-billed hat adorned with a spider-like white trim.
The dominant colors are ecru and cardinal—otherwise known as off-white and red. Look here for a visual.
Curve President and Managing Partner Chuck Greenberg (allegedly a finalist for the Pirates’ CEO/president vacancy) showed why he has the business savvy to move up in the baseball world:
“What’s unique about our new Sunday throwback look is that we didn’t just try to come up with a cool new uniform, but instead decided to think outside the box and trace the history of baseball uniforms to create a style that the Altoona Curve would have worn had we been around in the late 1920s,” said Greenberg. “We’re always brainstorming for fun, creative ideas that aren’t necessarily the industry standard and in this case we were able to accomplish that by coming up with an idea that we think our fans will absolutely love while at the same time paying tribute to the great history of the game of baseball.”
Hmm, I wish I could think of a team that was looking for a new alternate jersey, that had a proud tradition to champion and desperately needed to cater to an alienated fan base. I wish I could think of one, because the route the Curve took was tremendous. I’m not usually a jersey-buyer, but I think I’ll pick up one of these as soon as they’re made available.