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The Nationals are getting new uniforms

Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11), talks with Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (18) after he couldn’t handle a ground ball hit by Houston Astros Carlos Lee during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


They way I heard it -- I’m assuming from Paul Lukas, bit it could have come from someone else -- was that the Nats’ home uniforms were originally going to look just as they do now, but that the cap was going to have a blocky W that matched the jersey font. Someone -- maybe someone in MLB marketing -- saw this and freaked out that the old Senators’ script W wasn’t going to be used. Not long afterwards the team caved and we have the mismatch we have all come to know and love. There was even a pic of the prototype block W cap accompanying the article if I remember correctly, but I can’t find it.

Anyway: the mismatch is about to be no more. The Nats are going to unveil new uniforms in a couple of weeks, and the big design change is going to be that the word “Nationals” on the jerseys will switch to a script font to match the curly Ws. The current road uniforms -- which look a hell of a lot better than the home uniforms if you ask me -- already have the script font.

I consider this to be progress.