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Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:14 pm
 
Orioles

By Evan Brunell


The Bird is back.

The Orioles are breaking with recent tradition and reintroducing the cartoon bird that has been beloved by fans despite last appearing in 1988, when it was a part of Baltimore's caps.

That's exactly where the cartoon bird will return, as it will become the logo on the club's home and road caps. It will also be part of an alternate orange jersey that was introduced, to be used for Saturday home games. The bird is a new design, but took elements from the 1970 and 1983 versions, replacing the ornithologically-correct bird the club has used for years. The bird will also be represented on batting helmets.

The road uniforms also underwent a small tweak, restyling the "Baltimore" script.

The bird is not the new primary logo of the team -- the "Orioles" script logo is unchanged, as is the familiar "O's" logo that will be on the alternate cap.

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Comments

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

I REALLY LIKE the Orioles bringing back the cartoon bird hat logo.It might be the one thing current team ownership has managed to get right. It brings back great memories of powerhouse Orioles teams from the 1960s-1980s.But, I'm not sure that even one of the players wearing those hats in 2012 would have been able to crack the starting lineup of the Oriole teams from the late 1960s-early 1970's.




Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Note to the Marlins ownership, this is how you tweak your uniforms to better embrace your fans and tradition.



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

like the bird and the uniforms are alot better than those god awful miami marlins uniforms



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

I love the idea of the Orioles bringing back the "throwback" caps! I also like the all black baseball cap as well. Hey, are they bringing back the Oriole mascot or is he currently available on the current team? If not,then they should also bring back the bird......Real Talk!!!CoolCoolCool



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Baltimore can get back to being an MLB team instead of a Triple-A one.
Except Baltimore is going from looking like an MLB team to a AAA one.



Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Worked for the Twins.  First year with the "M" logo and they won the World Series.  To bad it did not work whent hey wnet back to the "TC". 



Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

yep count on a world series appearance. New hats= winning



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

The Curse of the Bird is now over, and Baltimore can get back to being an MLB team instead of a Triple-A one.  



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

    As a Birds fan going back to '69, I like the retro cartoon bird head- reminds me of the Weaver glory days.  Unfortunately, this once proud franchise has become a sad-sack, cartoonish outfit so maybe the this bird head is fitting.  I'm not all that crazy about the orange jerseys but the road unis look very sharp!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Idiots. There's a reason teams got away from these logos in the first place. The Orioles are going to look like a minor-league team now, which will at least match their play on the field.


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