Orioles Uniform Rally: Success
Back from the uniform unveiling rally downtown at Harborplace, and here’s the news you already know: it was a great event. Efficient, well-managed, and generally a good time. It came off about as smoothly as one could expect.
The uniforms look great, most especially the road grays with “Baltimore” blazing proudly across the chest. I was a little surprised to see that the
black alts new black “Baltimore” shirts aren’t regular Friday jerseys, but they are the road batting practice jerseys and they might be worn for game action. The new, sans-diamond logo is modern and tight, the new bird is still the new bird (which I love, but I understand the controversy), and the Maryland flag sleeve patch is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile.
The only thing I don’t dig is the orange bills, but eh.
The highlight of the day? When Jim Hunter asked Melvin Mora if he had another 100 RBI in his bat this year. Mora paused, contemplated the question, and let everyone know that he had another 130 in his bat this year. Trembley dug that in a big way (there’s a pic of him and MacPhail laughing about it in my Flickr set linked below).
It was also a pleasure to meet frequent commenter Greg, and to share cosmic space with the rest of you who attended.
I took a ton of photos and uploaded the best of them to this set on Flickr.
One question, which was raised by Greg while we were chatting: where was Brian Roberts? My guess is that he had a very good reason for not being there, but it was a little bit odd to see Chris Waters but not Roberts.
Today was a great day for baseball in Baltimore. Savor it, folks.
UPDATE: Just heard from the O’s about why Roberts wasn’t there. He was asked and included, but had a previous engagement that he was unable to change. There is, and I quote directly, “no back story to it, just couldn’t change plans made far in advance of our event planning.” That’s about what I expected but it’s good to get the official word.