Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bringing Back the Cartoon Bird

Over the last week, multiple Baltimore area media outlets have reported that the Orioles are bringing back the cartoon bird logo to their hats and jerseys. No images or designs have been released yet, but the word is that the bird will be a mash-up of the ones worn from 1966-74 & 1975-88.

Here's Woody Held modeling the older version of the cartoon bird...



and Mike Morgan and Dickie Noles showing the newer version of the bird. 



If you can't tell the differences from the cards, here are the up-close versions of both from Chris Creamer's Sports Logos.net

1966-74 Version


1975-88 Version

While this is a small, aesthetic change, it's something that most Orioles fans are sure to like, as the cartoon bird was and is very popular around Baltimore. In addition to adding the Baltimore road jerseys a few seasons back, it's nice to see that the Orioles are keeping track of what their fans want to see.

Now if we can just do something about that pesky losing thing...

4 comments:

Hackenbush said...

My all-time favorite. Go O's!

night owl said...

I know my brother will be pleased.

Core Contrarian said...

Was an "Oriole" all through little league and wore the bird hat!

Ryan said...

I'm pretty excited to have the cartoon bird back in play. Now if I could just get those orange unis back in the fold.