Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:14 pm
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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