Cartoon bird logo and new uniforms unveiled Tuesday
The Orioles will officially unveil their new cartoon bird logo and 2012 uniforms tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. on www.orioles.com
We’ll have a story and the images up on shortly thereafter, so you can come here, too. By about 10 a.m. Tuesday, we’ll have it all.
I had a chance to view the merchandise today – under the promise that some specific details won’t be released until the Orioles do it officially tomorrow.
My first impression is that the cartoon Orioles logo looks more like the one from the 1960s than the 1980s one of my youth. It is plumper. In fact, if you put the 1960s bird and the 2012 bird side-by-side there are only two discernible differences.
One, the white trim along the back rim of the bird’s hat isn’t as pronounced as it was in the old logo. It’s hard to pick that up unless you are really looking.
The other, though, is obvious. This cartoon bird is wearing an O’s hat and not the indistinguishable orange blotch from the 1960s logo.
That makes it a little more authentic. Otherwise, it’s basically the same logo as the one we all remember.
I’ve said before, I am not much of a uniform guy. I’m always more interested in what’s inside of the uniform. But I know a lot of you care about these things.
So there you go.
The other changes to the 2012 uniform, as we reported previously, include a new 20th anniversary Camden Yards’ patch on the right sleeve of all of the uniforms and a slightly altered left sleeve patch – it’s the Maryland flag but now will say “Baltimore Orioles” in each version.
Baltimore will remain scripted across the road uniforms, but the type will now be consistent and not tapered. So the ‘alt’ will be the same size as the ‘more.”
Speaking of more, you’ll get more on Tuesday if you want it.