Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 27-March 1: Arizona, Samford: W, W, W

The Bulldogs started off the third weekend of play wearing the Maroon MS jersey for the third Friday in a row.  On Saturday, the Bulldogs busted out combo #6 of 17- the Pinstripe uniform- but with an unfortunate twist.  Reminiscent of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 80's, the uniform has a stripe running down the pants, side of the jersey, and the top of the shoulder (which ends in a ribbon shape, similar to the football uniforms worn from 2012-2014).  The general response from the fan base is that Adidas is over-designing, which I agree with.  The pinstripes are not as sharp as the were in 2013 and 2014, but they are still a nice look.  In what seems to be becoming the usual, the Bulldogs rolled out the Creams unis on Sunday, with the Maroon hat this weekend.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 24: Alcorn St.- W

The Bulldogs wore the 5th of 17 combos in their mid week matchup with Alcorn State:  the Maroon 80s tops with white pants.

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 20-22: Marshall, Alabama A&M- W, W, W, W

The Bulldogs started off the second weekend of play by wearing the Maroon MS jerseys with white pants- the same combination they wore a week prior.  On Saturday, the fourth of 17 combinations was announced: the White MS jersey.  Saturday's second game was suspended in the 5th inning; it resumed on Sunday, with the Bulldogs wearing different uniforms.

Not wanting to change in-between games on Sunday but still wanting to bust out the Sunday creams, this was the solution.  So, for the 1.5 games played on Sunday, the Bulldogs wore the cream uniforms, this time with the cream hat.  This is technically an 18th combination- the 17 combinations graphic cleverly shows the cream uniforms being worn with a batting helmet instead of a hat, therefore not restricting the single combination to one hat.

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13-15: Cincinnati, Miami OH- W, W, W, W

The Bulldogs started off the 2015 season by wearing the first 3 of their 17 combinations.  Those being the Maroon MS Jersey with white pants, a wool throwback jersey with 3/4 sleeves (not illustrated in the graphic), and the Cream uniforms.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UPON FURTHER REVIEW- Don't Freak Out Over 17 Combinations

As you may have heard this week, Mississippi State and Adidas combined in an effort to, in celebrating of the Bulldogs' 125 baseball season, give the Bulldogs 17 different combinations for the 2015 season.  Many responded by saying that 17 was too much.  Look closely, however, and you will see that "combinations" is the key word here.  The Bulldogs wore 11 jerseys alone in 2015, and 15 combinations in total (feel free to fact-check this by viewing them on this blog's archive).  So, in fact, the Bulldogs will only wear 2 more combinations in the 2015 season.

The initial image release has some clues as to what the 17 combinations will be. See a brightened version below.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Small changes coming to Maroon Jerseys in 2015

The Bulldogs hosted their "Fan Day" today, where fans (specifically, kids), could meet the players and coaches and have items signed.  During "Fan Day", the players were wearing the 2015 version of the Maroon 80's style jersey.  The 2015 version has two minor differences from the version used up until last season.  First, thin white piping has been added.  I like this change, it ads more light to an otherwise dark uniform; it is a change I suggested in my concept this winter.  Also, a state of Mississippi outline has replaced the bulldog logo on the right sleeve.

Old Jersey
New Jersey

Monday, December 22, 2014

CONCEPT- What I would do with MSU's Baseball Jerseys

Mississippi State has the potential for a great baseball uniform set.  They look good as it is, but a few simple tweaks and they could have a classic, untouchable look.  Here, I've introduced a new, consistent number font.  That same font has been applied to the "Mississippi State" wordmark and has been used to create a new "Bulldogs" wordmark.  A Mississippi patch has been added to the sleeve of each jersey.

The white and maroon jerseys remain with the modified wordmark and number font.  The pinstripe and maroon MS jerseys also remain, with the only change being the updated number font.  The "Bulldogs" wordmark is applied to the cream jersey and to a new gray away jersey.

These changes, I believe, would unify Mississippi State's baseball brand.  Adidas would be allowed to introduce two crazy alternates a year, for use in the SEC tournament only.


For more SEC Baseball concepts, click here:  2015 SEC Baseball Concepts