The Durham Bulls (AAA-Tampa Bay), International League champions of the 2013 season, announced today that the team will be getting a new uniform for next season.
They will be releasing a series of teaser images on their Instagram account, the first of which expected to be posted today at 4pm ET. The full uniform will be unveiled on November 25th.
“2014 will truly be the rebirth of the Durham Bulls brand. From redesigned uniforms to our incredible renovations at the DBAP, [the] #BullsReborn [social media promotion] really sums up the excitement surrounding the upcoming season.” – Bulls General Manager Mike Birling
A look at what’s being replaced…
At home, the Durham Bulls currently wear a white jersey with their primary logo in the upper left corner of the chest, blue piping, and a blue number on the right with a cap featuring a white front panel.
On the road it’s a navy blue jersey with “BULLS” across the front in white, orange piping down the front and the players number on the lower left in orange and white. A blue cap with an orange bill is worn with this jersey for road games and when it’s used as a home alternate.
There’s no indication the Bulls are changing their primary logo, nor should they ever, it may be one of the most well-known brands in the history of the Minor Leagues… plus it’s right on the front of the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game logo, it ain’t going anywhere next year.
UPDATE Nov 12/13 – 1:05pm ET:
The Durham Bulls have confirmed to us via a Tweet that they will not be changing their logo, only their uniforms. This is good news:
UPDATE Nov 13/13 8:11am ET:
The Durham Bulls posted their first teaser image to their Instagram account last night, here it is:
UPDATE THE THIRD (Nov 13/13 3:40pm ET):
Another teaser has been released… looks like we’re only getting closeups of the logo or wordmark which appears on the home white jersey: