The Cincinnati Reds unveiled their 2019 plans for a season-long celebration of 150 years of professional baseball in the Queen City. Plans include a number of throwback uniforms…including the awesome blue 1911 uniforms. I never wanted to see the 1995 uniforms again, but most of these are very cool. (You can see the uniforms in the picture above, and in the second video below.)

First, take a look at the slick announcement video.

Now check out the press conference, unveiling of the uniforms, and the mention that you can buy all the “150” merchandise you want. I bet we’ll even get sweet new bobbleheads!

Click here and you can scroll through pictures of each of the throwback uniforms that the Reds will be wearing on the field in 2019.

I’m acting a little cynical above — and, well, guilty as charged — but the Reds really do go first class on stuff like this. They celebrate the club’s history and their fans better than any other organization. It won’t have even a tiny bit of impact on attendance, but as a Reds history junkie, I’m looking forward to seeing the celebration all season long.

Some reactions:

(In other words, this is all good fun, but let’s not let it distract from the fact that the Reds really need to put a good team on the field soon if they want fans to return.)

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. In other news. The reds no longer have anyone left in the organization from the Bruce and Chapman deals. Rookie Davis and Dilson Hererra opted for free agency.

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    • Disgraceful. Rookie Davis wasn’t any good, and Dilson never got a real shot. Basically traded Chappy and Bruce for NOTHING. Awful awful awful…

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      • The worst part is we could have had Nimmo in the Bruce deal. CF would be set for years. Ugh. The unis do look cool though.

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    • Ugh

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  2. An insignia on the current uniform would do it for me to acknowledge the 150th. anniversary of the Reds as MLB’s oldest franchise. The former uniforms could stay in the museum, and the Bell era Reds as an improved team should get major billing.

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  3. I kind of like it, but they chose too many unis. Hopefully the players will wear stirrups and sanitaries to complete the look instead of pajama pants!

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  4. Meh. No more gimmicks, please. Reds, just go out and win more than last year and act like you have a clue on how to manage a baseball institution.

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  5. Turner Ward also hired as hitting coach

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  6. It should be 149 yrs.because they didn’t play last yr.

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  7. The All Star game in 2015 obstructed the start of the Red’s rebuild. Let’s hope the 150th. anniversary does not do the same to the end of the rebuild.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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