Texas Rangers: Grading the new Nike uniforms for 2020
By Kenneth Nash
Home Reds See a Big Change
The Rangers red jerseys have quickly become a favorite among fans and Texas ensured they’d be back in 2020. The jerseys look relatively the same as the club opted for the ‘TEXAS’ word mark on the front rather than switch the the ‘Rangers’ script, a decision that was made with intent. They will only be worn at home still, as per usual, but now they have become the jersey choice for Friday games meaning for Friday, Saturday, Sunday home series we’re likely to see Texas wear red, white, powder blue.
The big change for the reds came in the change to the hat which gets a new logo that features only on the red hat and spring training gear. In an ode to the classic ‘TR’ logo from the early 80’s the new red hats feature an outline of the state of Texas with a staggered ‘T’ and ‘X’ in their traditional ‘T’ font. This logo has probably been the most controversial change and while I get the intention, the ‘X’ just doesn’t fit next to the ‘T’. That’s probably because we aren’t used to seeing an X in that font but I wonder if they could’ve just gone with a staggered ‘T’ and ‘R’ instead which would at least communicate the throwback to the classic logo. The red hats also are no longer purely red and instead feature a blue bill which is a change I’m actually a fan of.