by Jesse Thomas
MLB Officials to Unveil Nationals Logo
Major League Baseball and District officials have scheduled a news conference for noon today at Union Station to unveil the logos for the soon-to-be-named Washington Nationals. The primary logo will feature “Washington” in a ribbon that rests atop a rectangle that contains the word “Nationals.” Below is a baseball ringed with stars.
There are several versions of the logo, according to a preview of the team marks that were viewed by The Post. All the marks — variations of the logos that will appear on the team’s uniforms, caps and other merchandise — will be done in the team colors of red, white and blue. Some do not include the baseball, and simply have “Washington Nationals.” The team logo on the cap will be a curving “W,” on a blue background and on a red background, presumably for home and away games.
Home team logos, which likely will grace the front of the team uniform, include “Nationals” in blue with red trim, and “Nationals” in plain red. Some blue lettering will have gold trim. The away logos will include “Washington” in plain red and “Washington” in blue with red trim. Some logos will feature “DC” on red and on blue backgrounds, respectively. Other variations include gold trim surrounding a blue “Nationals” or blue “Washington,” and some logos will be simply black and white.
“What puzzles me is that they have yet to sell the team and yet they’ve already moved it to a new city, renamed it, designed a logo, hired a general manager, made a significant trade, and signed two free agents. That strikes me as an odd sequence.”
via – outsidethebeltway.com