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Breaking Angles: San Diego Padres Making Uniform Change in 2020

The Padres are changing their colors back …. again.

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Breaking Angles: San Diego Padres Making Uniform Change in 2020

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Uniforms?? We’re talking about uniforms?? Absolutely – we’re talking about uniforms.

Why are we talking about uniforms, you ask? Because when it comes to the Padres – there hasn’t been much else to talk about in recent years. Sure, they’ve had a pretty good number of players come through who are now (or likely will soon) be in the Hall of Fame. From Steve Garvey to Tony Gwynn, Goose Gossage to Trevor Hoffman, the city has had its fair share of great players.

Unfortunately – for whatever reason, things just haven’t worked out for the team as a whole. They haven’t had a winning season since 2010. In fact, they haven’t won 80 games since then. Despite their recent track record on the diamond, the Padres have a few things working for them:

  • Monopoly: the city of San Diego is theirs alone, now that the Chargers “bolted” for Los Angeles.

  • Architecture: Petco Park is arguabl one of the most unique stadiums in the league
  • Weather: I mean, c’mon – name one part of the country that hasn’t been jealous of the consistency of the weather in San Diego at some point?

That brings us back around to uniforms. Brown and golden yellow gave way to brown and orange which then became orange and navy blue (excluding various logo tweaks here and there). When they moved into Petco, they adopted a navy/sandy beige combination. Some variation on that theme has stuck with them since – BUT…

Everything Old Is New Again!

News came out today that the swinging friars will be returning to their roots:

Announcements like this tend to stir up fervid discussions among fans – with passionate viewpoints from various angles. For instance, check out this article from Katie Pierce. I guess we’ll have all of 2019 to debate where the old school unis fall in the spectrum of good vs. bad sartorial choices in MLB.



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