Blue Jays get top nod for best logo in baseball

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Marcus Stroman
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Marcus Stroman /

The Toronto Blue Jays received some recognition south of the border from NBC Sports as the media outlet crowned the Blue Jays logo the best in all of baseball in their recent team rankings.

The Blue Jays garnered top spot while their division bird rival was a close second. The article had this to say about the logo we have all grown to love.

"No. 2 and No. 1 are close to being interchangeable, but there’s just something about that Jay. It feels retro and cutting edge at the same time, and it blends red, white and blue beautifully. Of all the logos in the MLB, this one is the real home run."

The Blue Jays reinvented their original 1977 logo in 2011 after tinkering with four other less effective logos along the way. The crisper updated version of the original symbolizes not only the Blue Jays but Canada and should be here to stay for a long time.

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The original logo remained constant for 20 years before the Jays made a switch in 1997 encompassing the logo with the Maple Leaf. An alteration that only lasted until 2000 when the Blue Jay was given a bat and the logo switched to a “T”.

The American League East was ranked as follows- Baltimore Orioles (2), New York Yankees (3), Boston Red Sox (10) and the Tampa Bay Rays (19).

The last place honours went to the Arizona Diamondbacks who placed 30th in the NBC rankings while the Miami Marlins were a close second in the logo fails.

The World Series combatants received mixed reviews as Houston ranked 24th while the traditional Dodgers logo did much better coming in at the 4th spot on the list.

Rounding out the Top 10 were the Red Sox (10), Twins (9), Rangers (8), Nationals (7), Cardinals (6), Angels (5), Dodgers (4), Yankees (3), Orioles (2) and Blue Jays (1).

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Anytime the Blue Jays can finish ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox in any sort of ranking system, we will take it but let’s be honest the Blue Jays logo is pretty bad ass.