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1927-28-ish Detroit Tigers (Big Honkin' Sequel)

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The 1920s were a glorious, glorious age:

If these seem familiar, it's because I previously posted a Tigers Uni alt with a BIG HONKIN' TIGER ON THE BACK.

Um....that's TIGER, not PONY, mind you. Yes, Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen, I am talking to YOU:


Since then, however, I've been tweaking. I made an away version. I pulled the pinstripes apart because back then teams couldn't afford nearly as many pinstripes. I put an EVEN LARGER BIG HONKIN' TIGER on the backs.


Now, when I unveiled the originals, some of you, and some people I may or may not be marrying this year, said to me things like "Hey jerkoff the Tigers never wore their back logos nearly as big as you say they did." and "I like them but according to the Hall of Fame's Dressed to the Nines exhibit, the logos were much smaller and they wore them on the back in 1928, not 1927," and "Why don't you just try to like my cousin?"

To all of you I say: 1) **** your cousin who waits 'till July to plan her shotgun wedding on the Saturday of Labor Day then expects us to cancel our entire vacation for it, and 2) I called MLB directly and they gave to me to show you the never-before-seen, absolutely official copy of the Tigers' officiously official 1927 uniforms:


Ah, old time baseball...you were so darn colorful.*

Why is this so important?

Well, to recap: 1927 was a turning point in baseball. On one end, you had the Yankees, with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and whole lot of that stuff that generally makes people detest Yankees.** They also unveiled a new baseball uniform element: numbers on the back.


* Sarcastic, ironic double-entendre intended.

** It's called wins.


In Detroit, however, even more murderous hitters were prowling the plate. Harry Heilman hit .398. THREE-NINETY-EIGHT BITCHES! Bob Fothergill hit .359. Charlie Gehringer, the mechanical man, was a machine. Heinie Manush was a pain in the tush. And the Tigers also unveiled a uniform element on the back: A BIG HONKIN' TIGER.

It was this close people: either every team in the Majors -- nay, every sports team in the World -- was going to have player numbers or BIG HONKIN' TIGERS on their backs for ever and ever, and it all came down to which team won the 1927 American League Pennant. It was really close too. The Tigers finished only a hair's breath -- 27 1/2 games -- behind the Yankees (and the A's, and the Senators), and thus sportsmen today continue to wear numbers rather than big honkin' Tigers on their backs.

A pity:


Of course, it's a pity no longer, for you now possess the power to grace your Tigers' backs with BIG HONKIN' TIGERS, whether at home:


Or away:


Or sitting on your couch in a vest waiting for the imminent Earth-Sun Crash.


Which would suck. But hey, at least the Yankees or Twins didn't get Cliff Lee, so....woohoo pennant chance lives!

So you know, the files are uniform_det_away.iff and uniform_det_home.iff, and replace the regular Tigers' homes and aways. You can easily rename these files uniform_det_bph.iff and uniform_det_bpa.iff to replace the batting practice jerseys instead. Remember: Back **** up. It's the law.

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