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2009 Spring Training Uniform Crazy

February 25th, 2009 by Melvin

Well, the baseball season is officially under way. I’m back after a some time off from The Bunt in an attempt to write the quality content I brag so much about yet only rarely deliver.

Let’s kick off this hardcore analysis with everyone’s favorite subject that only serious blogs dare cover: uniforms.

Most jersey buffs are aware the Padres 2004 uniform overhaul pretty much ripped off the Brewers’ colors and design, which made their debut in 2000.

I don’t know how long this has been going on, but it appears the Brew Crew has since returned the favor. Shots of Milwaukee’s spring training / batting practice jerseys show a striking similarity to the 2005-2006 Padres spring duds, also known as the awesomest, most unique and still somehow good looking uniforms known to man. So much for that distinctiveness. Either way, I love the way that drop shadow pops against the dark colored jersey.

M. Update: Thanks to the result’s of Ray’s actual research (as opposed to my hard hitting guesswork), I’ve learned that we stole the BP design  from the Brewers too.  :(

Anyway, I might make it to spring training this year for the first time since the Padres warmed up for the season in Yuma. My kiddie cuteness may not earn special privelages nowadays, but I figure I can just tell people to get out of my way, I’m an important blogger. They’re bound to respect that.

Posted in spring training | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “2009 Spring Training Uniform Crazy”

  1. R. Lankford says:

    According to, the Brewers have been running with that jersey design for years.

  2. Crap, that is what their alternate jersey looks like.

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