The Cleveland Indians unveiled new uniforms for the 2011 season, and the most interesting look to me is the alternate home jersey, second from the left above. The jersey features “Indians” in block capital letters across the chest and the red cap is decorated with a block “C.”
Gone from the caps is the script “I” that I thought vaguely resembled a feather in what may have been an attempt to phase out Chief Wahoo, the Indian caricature that has been the franchise’s symbol for decades. The chief appears on the sleeves all the jerseys for 2011 and remains on the primary home and away caps.
The new combinations will no doubt give merchandise sales a shot in the arm, but what the Tribe really needs is some consistent pitching, a few more productive hitters and a healthy Grady Sizemore.