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New Uniforms for Hiroshima, Yokohama

by Patrick Newman (Nov 26, 2008)

Like many teams before them, the Hiroshima Carp are taking their stadium move as an opportunity to refresh the their image with a new uniform design. Nice simple design, doing away the pinstripes of the old version. Looks good to me, aside from "Carp" script on the home uniform looking a little plasticy. For fun, here's a look at the team's 70's era uniforms, and a CG video tour of the new ballpark.

Yokohama isn't moving to a new stadium, but could definitely use an image change after years of being the Central League's doormat. The BayStars' new uniforms are clearly inspired by what they've been wearing for interleague games for the last few years. Like Hiroshima, they've ditched the pinstripes on their home uniform, but added them to their road grays, which aren't really gray at all. I can't say I'm a fan of the collar on the home uniforms but I do like the road version.

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