By Joe Christensen
You can tell the hot stove is cool, when the beat writers are soliciting opinions about uniforms, but humor me here.
Talking to Justin Morneau and Glen Perkins, it sounds like the players are going to love the Twins’ new throwback uniforms and could lobby to wear them more than every Saturday at home.
Also, by 2010 more changes could be coming to the team’s uniform plan, though team president Dave St. Peter said he doesn’t foresee a major overhaul.
I’d like your thoughts on the five Twins’ uniforms for 2009. What do you like? What would you change, if anything (including hats, logos, pinstripes, script)? Are you furious the Twins aren’t bringing back the sansabelt pants?
A) Traditional pinstripe home uniform (Worn since 1987)
B) Traditional pinstripe road uniform (Worn since 1987)
C) Sleeveless tops (Worn for home games since 2006. Bat-Girl called these the pixie vests. The favored jersey of Carlos Silva, Livan Hernandez and Francisco Liriano.)
D) Twins navy blue alternate tops (Worn at home and road. Favored last season by Perkins and Kevin Slowey.)
E) The 1982 retro look, with red hats, button-down tops and real belts.
Update (10:05 a.m.): Baseball America’s Top 10 Twins prospect list has been released. A subscription is required to read the story, but here’s the list:
1. OF Aaron Hicks
2. OF Ben Revere
3. C Wilson Ramos
4. LHP Jose Mijares
5. 3B Danny Valencia
6. RHP Anthony Swarzak
7. RHP Shooter Hunt
8. RHP Kevin Mulvey
9. RHP Carlos Gutierrez
10. OF Angel Morales.