This offseason’s seemingly unending run of logo changes have greatly affected my usually well-calibrated emotional equilibrium. To put it simply, it is just plain exhausting to have to devote so much of one’s time toward garment-related issues. But I am proud to say that I have reached the final stage in the "writing about new logos" grieving process: acceptance. From now on, I’m just reporting the facts. I have a job to do, and I intend to do it well.
On Sunday, in anticipation of their 10th anniversary season, the Staten Island Yankees unveiled their new look. The club didn’t deviate too far from the basic look and feel of their parent team, which is not surprising given the fact that they play in the heart of New York Yankees territory. Nonetheless, there are many details that are unique to Staten Island.
As General Jane Rogers observed in the press release: "The new logos and uniforms represent a great mix of community pride and Yankees heritage."
For instance, every uniform sleeve will include an "SINY" patch adorned with five stars (one
representing each borough in New York City). The home cap features a stylized lowercase white "y", while in the road version the "y" is in blue. A batting practice cap will feature a red, white and blue top hat logo, and the rather busy alternate Sunday cap includes a bat, top hat, and interlocking SI.
Fans wishing to obtain merchandise featuring the new logos will have to cool their heels for a while, as it will not be available until the club’s Back-to-Baseball Bash in April. That might seem like it’s a long ways away from now, but try to maintain a little perspective. The earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. What’s another two months in the scheme of things?
Thanks to Robert Pimpsner at Baby-Bombers.com for first alerting me to this logo change.