“The D on the uniform is different from the one on the cap.” This was one of my first memories of being a new Tigers fan, and having the subtle disparity pointed out to me during a home game.
Indeed, the difference between the cap D and the jersey D is slight enough that many long-time fans never noticed the two were different. They are bound to notice now, however, as the Tigers announced on Thursday that the team will be unifying the two script styles to change the D on the uniform to match the one on the cap.
Introducing the 2018 edition of the #Tigers uniforms, where the Olde English D on the cap and home jersey will be identical. pic.twitter.com/nY9TMDB8UW— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) January 25, 2018
Many of the replies to the Tigers official tweet about this were some variation of “They were different?” Others seem to be quite miffed over the change. One thing is clear, though, and that is that your old jerseys are about to look just the slightest bit wrong when you wear them to a game in 2018, as if they were knockoffs where the factory didn’t quite nail the right details.
So is this just an attempt to get fans to invest in new merchandise? Maybe. But it wouldn’t be the first time the Tigers have made adjustments to the D. A quick glance at SportsLogos.net shows us a wide array of styles, including the 2016 cap version (which will now be on the uniforms) and also calming reminder that the exiting jersey D from 1930 made comebacks from 1934-56, and 2006-2015, so don’t count on it being gone for good.
It’s not uncommon for teams to make these types of changes, hoping for a new, fresh feel. At least the Tigers are staying consistent with the style overall.
What do you think of the new jersey logo?
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No, thank you.
They were different before?