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Fans Get To Finalize Cardinals’ 2013 Uniforms

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11/16/12-During a press conference inside the team clubhouse Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals officially unveiled the new Saturday alternate uniform that will make its debut during the 2013 season. It features "piping reminiscent of the Cards' uniforms of the '50's, and an off-white or cream color that brings to mind the wool jerseys of the 40's, 50's and 60's", according to a press release. They feature the words "St. Louis" on the front for the first time in 80 years. Fans may purchase the 2013 authentic jerseys at the Cardinals Official Team Store at Busch Stadium exclusively through Thanksgiving and then at other locations after that. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

11/16/12-During a press conference inside the team clubhouse Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals officially unveiled the new Saturday alternate uniform that will make its debut during the 2013 season. It features “piping reminiscent of the Cards’ uniforms of the ’50′s, and an off-white or cream color that brings to mind the wool jerseys of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s”, according to a press release. They feature the words “St. Louis” on the front for the first time in 80 years. Fans may purchase the 2013 authentic jerseys at the Cardinals Official Team Store at Busch Stadium exclusively through Thanksgiving and then at other locations after that. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Red or blue? When it comes to road baseball caps this season, the St. Louis Cardinals are letting fans decide.

On Tuesday the team made the announced and opened the polls. Fans can vote at cardinals.com/redvsblue through Wednesday. A Twitter vote is set for Thursday.

There are actually four options:

  1. #AllBlueSTL: Continue to wear blue STL caps during road games red STL caps at home
  2. #AllRedSTL: Wear red STL caps during both road and home games
  3. #BluevsRed: Wear blue STL caps on the road but only when playing against red teams
  4. #GetawayDays: Wear blue STL caps on road “getaway days” (the last game of each road series)

The team says anyone can vote and for as many times as they’d like.  For the twitter vote on Thursday each tweet will be counted as a single vote. Fans may tweet as often as they like, but only one hashtag per tweet will be tallied.

Results will be announced this week.

“We want to let our fans decide whether they want our players to wear red caps or blue caps when the team is on the road,” said William DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals. “We also wanted to have a little fun by getting our fans to engage via social media to gauge how intensely they feel about the options.”

In November, the St. Louis Cardinals unveiled new uniforms for the 2013 season, the first update to the teams’ wardrobe in more than a decade.

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For the first time in more than 80 years, the team will wear an alternate uniform on Saturdays that will feature “St. Louis” in place of “Cardinals” on the jersey. In addition, all the team’s jerseys (home, road, home alternate) will feature more detail in the embroidery, consistent with the graphical logo used by the club since 1998.

The cap color change marks the finishing touch on the 2013 uniform updates.

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