Saturday, December 17, 2011

Recurring Nostalgia

I saw this the other day and thought I would share another team celebrating an anniversary. As we all know, the Washington Senators returned in 1961 after the first team left for Minnesota after 1960. This Senators would leave again after 1971 to go to Arlington, Texas.

The new team would be known as the Texas Rangers in tribute to the Old West lawmen. Since 1972 was their first season, that means this year is 40 years since moving south. While it took a long time for the Rangers to find success, they have been to the World Series for the last two years.

I think it is awesome that the Rangers will do flashback Fridays at home this year showing off some old uniforms. I think it was neat to see the Angels do it last year for their 50th.

I know the Astros will also be doing it for their 50th this year too.

 What do you think, more or less flashbacks if they do the uniforms right?


  1. Flashbacks can be fun, especially if there's good reason. It looks like the Rangers will do a good job with it.

    Now, those 1918 uniforms the Cubs and Red Sox wore last year never have to be seen again.

  2. Oldschool jerseys are fantastic - I love how wacky they got in the 70's and 80's. Everytime I see a 1978 Topps Dave Winfield, I crave McDonalds.

  3. I like it when the Giants break out the old orange jerseys

  4. Those Texas uni's look good. I'm definitely a fan of occasionally bringing a look back.

    A few years ago they had a flashback friday in Toronto - they would bring back an old player & the team would wear their 80's baby blues. It was nice but the players weren't much into the baby blue's & they eventually got canned.

    Still, fun promotion for fans.

  5. Are the Mets doing a 50th-year celebration also, or do they have their hands full just trying to field a major-league-quality team?

  6. oh you can never have too many flashback uni's!