Skip to main content

Dope Sports Threads: Field of Dreams Uniforms | NBA 75th Anniversary Uniforms


I am a fan of Major League Baseball finding new ways to add intrigue and marquee attractions to what can often feel like a long and mundane season in August and September. I've long believed that baseball has the season of summer at its whim for creativity, and there are so many opportunities to use that to its advantage. 

Well, enter the Field of Dreams game. Sure, it was canceled last year because COVID ruined everything and 2020 was just the worst. However, we're on for 2021 and the attraction not only is shaping up to be really cool, but baseball went the extra mile by giving us special uniforms for the game! 

So many of us often get on baseball for its lack of marketing, but this is one of those times we have to offer it up to the league - well done.Because, quite frankly, both Field of Dreams uniforms are AMAZING! 





Produced by Nike, the looks of both teams will reaaaaaaaacch wayyyyyyyy back into the vault to give the feel of the game an authentic expression of the film the event is based on. With the kind of vintage aesthetics that makes the movie a cult classic for baseball fans, its hard to argue against the design concepts.

The White Sox will don a look dating back to the days of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. With clean dark blue pinstripes and the awesome look of "Sox" represented by a smaller O and X within a larger S, the look may just be the best uniform the White Sox have ever had. 

For the Yankees, they too turned the clock back with "New York" and numbers being in a font that is less clean and symmetrical as seen on the contemporary unis, and with a much larger interlocking "NY" on the caps. The uniforms also bear no white outlines on the letters or numbers and no trim on the sleeves. 

Yankee fans are always overprotective of their aesthetics (to a fault, and some may say, with annoyance) - however, public opinion thus far hasn't brought the wrath of George Steinbrenner down on MLB for the change of the holy Yankee uniforms. 

There isn't much creativity to these other than a sweet authenticity and throwback that perfectly fits a special event being featured. Take a bow, MLB, you've nailed it. 

NBA 75th ANNIVERSARY UNIFORMS 


While we're on classic uniforms and simple looks, Nike also did some work for the NBA as it gears up to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The extremely limited 75th Anniversary Season uniforms will honor three of the league's original franchises - the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, and Golden State Warriors (then, the Philadephia Warriors). 

Of course, these jerseys are simple and clean in appearance. 


Starting with the Warriors whose uniforms will bear block letters and "WARRIORS" instead of the original "PHILA" that once graced the original version of these designs. The look adds a simpler look to pallette that spans various years, designs, and feels for the franchise. 

Unlike the Knicks and the Celtics, this look feels like the kind of design that is ageless and could easily be a high school jersey, a college jersey, or what it is here, a really old NBA look. 


For the Celtics, I LOVE the tops for Celtics fans. I honestly feel like the Celtics should do away with some of the alternate jerseys they currently have and stick to the green and white with "Celtics" across the chest. It's just beautiful. 

These evoke Bill Russell in so many ways, with the much smaller font of "Celtics" across the uniform. 

My only criticism - the shorts are not good. Not a fan at all of the wide-based siding and the large shamrock. 


And then of course, there is my beloved New York Knicks! 

These are awesome and I can't wait for them to wear these. Sheer awesomeness and beauty. Much like the Celtics jersey, there is something about the "New York" font being in a smaller plane and featured less prominently on the jersey than the contemporary and more current versions of Knicks uniforms that makes it all work. 

It's simple. It's clean. It pops. 

And yes, anything is better than the black city jersey from last year. 

Recently Read Posts

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 9/25/22

3  Up 1. Albert Pujols - 700 homeruns is insane. Even through a generation of steroids, the number is incredibly exclusive (sans, you know, Bonds). So much props to Pujols who literally puts himself in some rarified discussions among the game's greatest.  Here are some quick thoughts from yours truly on Pujols hitting 700 .  2. PATHFINDER - The fight against cancer just got a smidge better. GRAIL announced results from their PATHFINDER study that may have found ways to provide early detection screening to significantly enhance the discovery of cancer well before symptoms begin.  I accidentally ran into this story - why isn't this more headline news? SMH.  3. Pandemic Over? - The World Health Organization (remember them, before everyone suddenly became public health experts) described COVID as an "acute global emergency". Going even further, announced that 20M global deaths were avoided last year due to vaccines. Just outright amazing.  3 Down 1. Brett Favre - No resp

5 Thoughts on Pujols Hitting 700

It almost feels like the negative vitriol that surrounded Major League Baseball and its labor issues have dissipated into an air of forgetfulness and forgiveness. A season that has brought us old-school lore with the chasing of historical numbers by way of Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols, and the likes of a modern-day Babe Ruth, in another dominant season by Shohei Ohtani, would ultimately do that. Sprinkle in some amazing rookies on the rise, and all of sudden it's, what did I say about baseball's treatment of fans? It's been some season... In this post, I want to focus on Albert Pujols...the "King", the "Machine", one of the greatest ever. After hitting a historic 700th Home Run ( by the way, I definitely predicted that back in March  - just humble-bragging a bit), I wanted to drop five (fitting, yeah?) thoughts on Albert Pujols:  GREATEST EVER?! - Pujols' career often feels like the Angels' years were some sort of nightmare or a bad edition in a

Durant Showed Us Who He Was

When people show you who they are, believe them.  That's what my thought process is reduced to regarding Kevin Durant, his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets, and well, everything else that surrounds the latest drama that has taken over the NBA (and in many ways, the sports world).  Kevin Durant is immensely talented. Superhuman in so many ways. If you see him in person (as I have many times at the Barclays Center as a Brooklyn Net, and once at the Staples Center as a young member of the Oklahoma City Thunder), you're simply in awe of his stature, his ability, and his grace on the court. It's the kind of aura that keeps you believing in the aura of pro sports, and the sheer exclusiveness of these human beings. It's in the same realm as LeBron James and Steph Curry, physical and ability marvels that go just beyond remarkable, existing in a realm of specialness that cannot be described other than comprehension with the eyes.  Kevin Durant is one of my favorite athletes

Dope Sports Threads - Nike City Connect Series (Los Angeles Angels) | MLB July 4th Hats

The Los Angeles Angels Nike City Connect uniforms might be the very first in the collection that makes a clear argument in style, practicality, and overall aesthetics to replace - yes, REPLACE! - the everyday uniforms.  That's no hyperbole from me. I really love the look of these threads and feel like the uniforms not only capture the mission statement of the collection but ultimately, do more for Angel's brand.  Let's dig in shall we... The biggest appeal to the uniforms for me is easy - simplicity. Nike and the Angels did not go crazy in trying to capture the "Los Angeles" in its identity, especially, considering the roots that are heavy (and controversial) in Anaheim. The overall look is clean, and with that, carries a tremendous cream overtone that drives the concept home.  The design is based off of the beach, the coastline, and everything that is summer in SoCal - baseball, beach, surfing, and good vibes. Check. Check. Check, and ultimately, check.  Pulling