So pervasive is gold's current influence on fashion, even the Minnesota Twins are going for it. The Twins today unveiled a new primary home uniform for the 2015 season that introduces gold as an accent to the team's traditional scarlet red and navy blue script across the chest of the jersey and in the piping on the sleeves, neckline, pants, and sleeve patch. Gone are the pinstripes that the Twins have worn since 1987—the year of their first World Champion season. (New look = good omen?)
The new whites are simply cleaner, and more contemporary . . . if perhaps a bit boring. Call me traditional, but the baseball field is one place I always enjoy a pinstripe. I do think the gold, subtle as it will appear from the stands, makes the Twins logo pop.
About that gold—it's not just any gold. The Twins are calling it Minnesota Kasota Gold, symbolizing the Mankato limestone that is so prominent at Target Field.
The Twins will occasionally revert back to the pinstripes as an alternate home uniform. And their gray road uniforms and navy blue alternate jersey, both introduced in 2010, remain unchanged.