The throwback sweater is a replica of what the Amerks wore back in the 1960s. Team president Lewis Staats called it a "symbol of returning to [the team's] roots."
Members of the American Spirit Dance Team were on hand to model the new jerseys. I like how minor league teams always use the pretty girls on staff to launch a new sweater. Almost guarantees people will look at it.
You can find more information about the new alternate uniform in an article posted yesterday on the team's website — it includes a picture of a bunch of dudes holding up the jersey. Thanks to all the great Icethetics readers who sent this in.
Pirates Prepare for Pink in October
This image (right) comes directly from the splash page of the Pirates' official website, which indicates the jersey will be worn on Oct. 23.
It's actually a really neat design that borrows both from the team's history as well as its NHL affiliate, the Buffalo Sabres and their new uniforms.
The jersey design itself is almost an exact replica of the Sabres' new home sweater with some colors replaced — blue changed to black, gold to pink. But the coolest part may be the crest, which is a fusion of the vintage Pirates and Sabres logos. Replacing the white buffalo above the crossed sabers is the primary mark the Pirates wore from 1990 to 2000.
We've seen some bad breast cancer night jerseys on this blog, so this one is kind of refreshing. I have to applaud the designer for a job well done. And thanks to everyone for emailing it in.
That's all I've really got time for today. But just so you know, there's been a lot going on that just hasn't made it to the blog yet — despite these daily posts lately. So I recommend following @icethetics on Twitter, or at least keeping an eye on the Twitter feed in the sidebar for frequent updates of jersey/logo news.