As the sights and sounds of Spring Training flood sports highlight shows, the last few days of winter pass us by, and we all begin to look forward to Summer … Major League Baseball gives us all a glimpse of what we can expect in the Fall.
Yes, earlier this week MLB.com posted the logo for baseball’s 2021 World Series on a website advertising its live streaming service (props to SportsLogos.net Forums user Raptorman415 for catching this!) — and as it’s been the only place we’ve been able to find it so far, I think it’s safe to presume they may have released it just a little earlier than they had originally intended to.
That’s why we’re here, folks, to give these accidental unveilings the love and attention that they truly deserve.
The 2021 World Series logo shows a blue baseball doubling as a view of the Earth with a map of North America front and centre (portions of South America and an extraordinarily close Africa are also visible). White baseball stitching runs through the upper corners of the globe with the words “WORLD SERIES” on it in a sans serif typeface, in white with silver embellishments. Below this baseball world is the familiar Major League Baseball logo in its usual colours, flanked by the year 2021 in red.
This logo marks the return of a former regular feature of the World Series logo, a globe. A globe was present in the logos of 1992 through 2007, then depicted with latitude and longitude lines this will be the first World Series logo to actually show any land mass on the planet.
There’s been no word on what the rest of the 2021 MLB Postseason logos – including the 2021 ALCS and NLCS logos – will look like yet, but over the course of the last decade-plus they have followed a similar theme as the World Series logo. We should expect the same here in 2021.
Welcome back baseball! I sure hope to see that new World Series logo on the sleeve of my Blue Jays later this year.