Jays Jots: “Reactions to the New Jays Uniforms” Edition


After losing reliever Cole Kimball via waivers to the Washington Nationals–the team that he was acquired from just days earlier–the Blue Jays re-acquired catcher Brian Jeroloman in similar fashion off waivers just days after he was claimed by the Pirates.

What better way to celebrate than this long overdue but substantial link set of various reactions to the fantastic new Jays uniforms? There’s some extra footage from The Score embedded below, and you can find our reaction to the uniforms here.

Bringing the blue back | Big League Stew
Kevin Kaduk cited the much-needed update in the Jays’ uniform: “No more pumped-up cartoon blue jays, no more angry birds better suited for a football helmet. No overbearing block lettering across the front of the jersey (sleeveless or otherwise) that was sure to look dated one or two years later.”

Blue Jays’ New Look Draws Rave Reviews | Getting Blanked
Chris Creamer, owner of SportsLogos.Net, says that he has never witnessed “such an overwhelmingly positive response to a team unveiling their new branding” in his 15 years of running the site.

Blue Jays reveal familiar ‘new’ logo, uniforms | CBSSports.com Eye on Baseball
“It was definitely weird not seeing much “blue” or “jay” (the bird itself) on the uniforms the past several years — I mean, what if the Cardinals didn’t have any actual Cardinals and went more maroon than red? — and bringing back the maple leaf is a nice touch.”

So What Do You Think of the New Jerseys? | Bluebird Banter
The folks over at BBB conducted a poll on the new jerseys, and over 1500 of almost 1900 voters voted that they are great, with another 200 voting that they’re at least better than the black.

Something Old, Something New | The Blue Jay Hunter
Ian over BJH admits that he was a bit confused when the new logo leaked in September, but feels that the new uniforms not only look fantastic, but that they’ll withstand the test of time a lot easier than other designs.

What the prospects think | JaysProspects
The team over at JaysProspects got a few reactions from, well, Jays prospects via Twitter on the new uniforms and logo.

Blue Jays turn over an old leaf | ESPN
In an article for insider members, ESPN’s Buster Olney gave the new Jays threads a thumbs up.

Do you like the Toronto Blue Jays’ new, old look? | CBC.ca
In another poll, this time on CBC.ca, over 87 percent of the 2600-plus voters voted that they like the new look. For some reason, CBC included an “I’m not interested in baseball” option in the poll that garnered a whopping 63 votes.

Thread on Threads Part II: Blue Jays Logos and Uniforms, 1997-2003 | Bluebird Banter
A fantastic, must-read account of Blue Jays uniforms and logos. You can find the first part here, which covers 1977-1996.

Toronto Blue Jays logos through the years | National Post
A look at the five logos the Jays have used over the years, side-by-side. Unsurprisingly, 52% of the voters in the poll voted the 2012 logo the best, with another 27% voting the initial logo from 1977.


The Score’s HD video footage from last week’s unveiling, featuring interviews with Ricky Romero, Brett Lawrie, Jose Bautista, and Paul Beeston:


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