The most excellent Paul Lukas just announced his take on the best uniforms in baseball, and in the spirit of robust democracy, I'm going to seize this opportunity for my own examination of the top 10 MLB uniforms.
Unlike Mr. Lukas, however, I'm going to rank specific ensembles rather than each team's "body of work."
My biases? I'm a hopeless traditionalist when it comes to uniforms, so expect plenty of old-line franchises. I also like gray, which at times predisposes me toward road unis.
Since this is the Internet, red-faced outrage toward my opinions is heartily encouraged. Onward!
10. Braves alternates
A much cleaner look without the tomahawk. Classic stuff that echoes the days of Aaron, Spahn and Mathews. The Braves should make this their go-to.
9. Red Sox road
Clean jersey front, Sox patch, classic font, most excellent color scheme.
8. Cubs home
A quintessentially Cubs look. Prominent and recognizable logo and the second-most famous set of pinstripes prominently featured.
7. Indians road
High socks! Block, all-caps, sans-serif font! No ridiculous smiling Indian! Lots of gray! I'd call this the most underrated look in the game today. Well done, Tribe.
6. A's alternate
The late, possibly insane Charlie Finley called this look "Fort Knox Gold." And it is indeed golden. It's a quirky color that befits the franchise's quirky history since departing Philadelphia. And the elephant is just wonderful.
5. Orioles home
Bless the Orioles for bringing back this one. Cartoon bird FTW!
4. Dodgers home
The most classic script in the game -- one that evokes both the team's proud Brooklyn roots and baseball's march west. The red numerals are an inspired flourish.
3. Tigers home
Magnum P.I. approves! The "Old English D" is as unmistakable as it is objectively awesome.
2. Yankees home
The best hats in baseball team up with the iconic pinstripes. Appropriately austere and businesslike.
1. Cardinals road
Is there a better logo than the "birds on the bat"? No, there's not. The red-blue-gray road colors blend perfectly and make this the best uni in baseball right now.
Feel free to disagree, of course.