As I was watching the Mets beat the Padres in the first two games of this weekend’s series, I thought to myself, “Man, those Padres uniforms are really nice.” So I looked them up and found they were introduced just last season. I also found a few lists of top MLB uniforms — I agreed with some and disagreed with others. So I figured I would do my own top 10 list. By the way, you will see that I did not include the Yankees on this list, as they appear near the top of virtually every other list. This has nothing to do with my hatred of the fellows from The Bronx. While the pinstripes are classic, I just like these 10 better. So here they are, in no particular order:
NEW YORK METS ROAD UNIFORM
Obviously I am biased, but this is just a great, clean look.
SAN DIEGO PADRES ALTERNATE ROAD UNIFORM
The inspiration for this post. I just love the color combination of these uniforms. The Padres are back to their brown and orange heritage after years of nondescript blue. Many of the lists are not as fond of these uniforms as I am, but who cares what they say!
MILWAUKEE BREWERS ALTERNATE ROAD UNIFORM
This sharp look is getting a lot of love from baseball fans, and with good reason!
OAKLAND A’S ALTERNATE ROAD UNIFORM
What is it with me and alternate road uniforms?! They just all look great, like this kelly green color. Actually, all of the A’s green and gold uniforms look good.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES ALTERNATE ROAD UNIFORMS
Many teams wear powder blues, but the Phillies wear them best.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS ALTERNATE HOME UNIFORMS
Speaking of powder blue, I was planning on using the Blue Jays version of that (I like the powder blues, apparently!), but then I saw these dark blue ones and went with that. All of the Blue Jays uniforms are nice. The font and logo work really well.
HOUSTON ASTROS ALTERNATE HOME UNIFORM
No one else seems to like the Astros uniforms, but I like all of them — especially this orange one.
ATLANTA BRAVES THROWBACKS
I cheated a little here. I was actually looking for the standard Braves home jersey (which I think looks great despite the un-PC tomahawk) when I saw they wore the throwbacks early in the season to honor Hank Aaron and Phil Niekro. Well, they wore them this season so it counts!
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HOME UNIFORM
Classic. By the way, a lot of people really like the Cardinals powder blue alternate, but I am not one of them. I’m not sure why — I think it just looks weird with the logo.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS HOME UNIFORM