Weeks of rumors and leaked images might have ruined the surprise, but it’s now official: the Milwaukee Brewers are officially going back to their ball-in-glove logo full-time.
It will be the first time since 1993 the design will be the team’s primary logo. The Brewers originally dropped it for their 25th anniversary in 1994 in favor of the polarizing “Motre Bame” interlocking M-and-B logo. That emblem would only last six seasons before being replaced by the script “Brewers” and Barley M we’ve seen ever since, becoming the longest-running logo in franchise history.
Owner Mark Attanasio says the team first started looking at bringing the logo back in 2015, but didn’t want to use the logo as a way to divert attention away from a bad team. Instead, they wanted to look at the team’s 50th anniversary in 2020 as the opportunity. And here we are.
Now, for the first time in 20 years, the Brewers are getting a uniform overhaul.
A closer look at the uniforms, which include homages to the early-era Brewers uniforms with the block lettering and pinstripes, now with navy blue tones, and an all-new alternate road jersey:
As Kyle pointed out ahead of the event as part of the media assembled at Miller Park this evening, one of the new alternate logos blends some of the old with the new, using barley sprigs as the seams on a baseball.
The team is also bringing back Barrel Man and, like with the Milwaukee Bucks recent redesign, will also have a logo representing the entire state of Wisconsin.
Now that we’re seeing the official images and not grainy, low-quality pictures on Twitter, feel free to chime in with your thoughts below.
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