11-25-2013 12-14-49 PMThe Durham Bulls are redesigning their uniforms and have now unveiled the new road jersey.

The font is similar to the style used on Texas Rangers jerseys, which is busy, but fine.

The big issue is the slanted lettering. I’m not sure I have ever seen lettering rise like that on a jersey with a word that wasn’t in cursive. Maybe there are examples from the past, but typically in baseball, if the lettering is in cursive the word is slanted, and if it is not in cursive it is either flat or arced. Occasionally you will see cursive lettering that is flat, but block letters are never slanted.

Without cursive lettering it just looks like the writing of a 4-year-old who was using paper without lines.

And maybe it is just the angle of this photo, but doesn’t it look like the D and the U are not straight, making it look like the word starts out arced and then changes it mind after a couple of letters when it realized the logo was in the way? It just seems like the Bulls tried to get too cute and now fans with OCD are constantly going to want to straighten the jersey like a crooked picture on the wall.

 
 

6 Comments

  1. Andy says:

    Now that you’ve admitted your condition, I hope you get treatment for it :-D

    Jerseys are fine & dandy just the way they are!!!

  2. richard borham says:

    …i like the jerseys…kinda cool, and if it’s as unique as u say, so much the better.

  3. Mr. Smith 1980 says:

    I have less of a problem with the slant and more of a problem with the totally different fonts from the word “Durham” to the “D” in the logo

  4. Joe says:

    Meanwhile…six years and waiting for the parent club to end the LIE and put Tampa Bay back on the big club’s road uniforms…tick, tock…

  5. Beazy says:

    Font like Texas? What idiot came up with & approved it?

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