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Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:14 pm
 
Orioles

By Evan Brunell


The Bird is back.

The Orioles are breaking with recent tradition and reintroducing the cartoon bird that has been beloved by fans despite last appearing in 1988, when it was a part of Baltimore's caps.

That's exactly where the cartoon bird will return, as it will become the logo on the club's home and road caps. It will also be part of an alternate orange jersey that was introduced, to be used for Saturday home games. The bird is a new design, but took elements from the 1970 and 1983 versions, replacing the ornithologically-correct bird the club has used for years. The bird will also be represented on batting helmets.

The road uniforms also underwent a small tweak, restyling the "Baltimore" script.

The bird is not the new primary logo of the team -- the "Orioles" script logo is unchanged, as is the familiar "O's" logo that will be on the alternate cap.

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Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2013 4:07 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Might want to add one gold glove for Hardy to this debate. Just sayin...



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:39 am
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

    Reference the Hardy vs. Belanger debate:  Belanger 8 gold gloves, Hardy 0.  No question Hardy is better at the plate.  The good thing for the O's in Belanger's day was they really didn't need a lot of offense from him- they had plenty of big bats in the lineup to take up the slack.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

To the guy who'd rather have Hardy than Belanger:  Hardy couldn't carry Mark Belanger's jock, let alone his glove.  Belanger was one of the greatest defensive SS's in baseball history. 

No doubt about that. However, the difference between Hardy's offense and Belanger's offense is greater than the difference in their defense. Thus...I'd take Hardy. I'm not knocking the Blade at all. 



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Amen! Along with those awesome Chocolate & Banana unies which just jump off the TV screen!



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Would also like to see the Padres bring back the fat Fryor tuck guy



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

Awesome! Now the Toronto Blue Jays need to follow suit. Ditto for the Neptune's Pitchfork logo of the Seattle Mariners! Feels like the good 'ol '80's!



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

SWEET!!!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

It is about time that the Orioles brought back the old logo.  Now, if they could just figure out a way to get rid of Peter Angelos we'd be all set.  I can't wait until that man expires, or sells the team!  He single handedly killed the once proud Orioles way!  To the guy who'd rather have Hardy than Belanger:  Hardy couldn't carry Mark Belanger's jock, let alone his glove.  Belanger was one of the greatest defensive SS's in baseball history. 



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 3:41 am
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

I actually like the orange Saturdays jersey, and the black and orange hat is sharp. I don't care for the white bird head hat...should have left that back in '83, and I hate the "O's" hat...never liked it. Speaking of which, where is the grey hat fiasco? I think the hats should be black and orange, and all black. Keep it simple...unlike Miami. Oh yeah, the Pads new unis are boring.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Orioles bring back cartoon bird on caps

I'd take Hardy and Wieters over Belanger and Hendricks anyday.


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