A uniform doesn’t make a team. Or does it? Tonight is Game 6 of the World Series and the Texas Rangers hold a 3-2 lead but if they want to win it all, they’ll have to do it on enemy soil. The St. Louis Cardinals are seeking their 11th World Series title while the Texas Rangers are relative newcomers to baseball’s elite, having only been to the World Series once, last year.
We’re no Rothsteins here at Game of Style (that’s a Boardwalk Empire nod referring to the fixed 1919 World Series storyline from last season) so we don’t know who will come out on top, and it’s always nice to root for the underdog, but when it comes to the uniform, we smell trouble for the Rangers.
Since the team moved to Texas in 1971, it has changed its logo and uniforms a whopping six times, so it’s no surprise they don’t have that iconic status that many other baseball teams do. (Think “Shit, I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.”)
Nothing turns fans off more than a constant revolving door of logos and uniform changes. Baseball is a game so steeped in history that the Rangers would be smart to steal a play call from the Cardinals and embrace a classic vintage look from the past, perhaps.