3. Pittsburgh Pirates
It was a spirited debate here at Cubbies Crib headquarters as to who was second and third. We really need to replace the drywall in the break room later. Where were we? Ah, yes, Pirates. The Sunday home alternates take the cake here. We are partial to colored pants, always. The home alternates are a throwback to the 1970s. The yellow top with the black pants and the three striped hat. There is not one thing wrong with these jerseys.
Next is the standard black alternate. It’s another logo-on-the-top-corner of the uniform, with a number diagonal down the uniform a little. A really underrated element of the Pirates’ uniforms as a hole is the font. The pointed letters just looks like a font that a Pirate would use, so that’s a nice play on their brand.
The pointy letters are the only uniform in baseball that has something so unique. Pittsburgh may not be the best team, but at least they will look cool on the field. Not to mention PNC is beautiful, so they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.
The home whites and road grays come in as a tie, because there is no bad Pirate uniform. All they need now is to warm up in full pirate garb. Pirate hats, eye patches, leather clothing and take batting practice with swords and weapons rather than bats. Just really fully embrace that pirate culture.
Hey, MLB, can we get this medically cleared?
We here at Cubbies Crib would prefer not to be held liable for injuries from this genius idea.