Brewers and Pirates in German Uniforms

The Milwaukee Brewers honouring the large German population in their town donned uniforms featuring their team name in German this afternoon and their opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates, joined in on the fun.

Here are pics of the uniforms worn today, first up the Milwaukee Brewers / Milwaukee Bierbrauer:

The Pittsburgh Pirates / Pittsburgh Piraten:

Both teams are already offering the jerseys for sale, with the Pirates one considerably cheaper than the Brewers — you can get the Pittsburgh Piraten jersey here or the Milwaukee Bierbrauer jersey here.

This is the second time the Pirates and Brewers have played the language game in Milwaukee, on July 10, 2010 both teams wore Spanish language jerseys.

The Brewers have now worn three different languages on their jerseys this season, todays German version, the regular English edition and the gold Spanish “Cerveceros” jersey.

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12 Responses to Brewers and Pirates in German Uniforms

  1. Fox says:

    “Interesting to note: This is the first time the Pittsburgh Pirates have worn anything other than their city name on their road grays since the 1989 season, first time on the grey button-ups since 1970.”

    If that is true, then was this jersey never worn?

  2. Alexandre Bourcier says:

    When in french ?
    À quand en français ?

  3. RockFreeler says:

    I like it that a team is acknowledging a culture other then Spanish.

  4. LIVEfrom718 says:

    I really don’t get the Pirates wearing a German or Spanish jersey. The Brewers have cool looking translations for each language but the Pirates only have the change of ONE letter for each. Piratas in Spanish and Piraten in German. Is it really worth it??? Here in NY we have Los Mets but that’s because there’s no translation for Mets in any other language.

  5. Stefan says:

    i’m from the Netherlands and Pirates in Dutch is also “Piraten”. I’d love to have that jersey. But 160 dollars?!?! Do people actually buy these jerseys at these prices in the times we’re living in now?

  6. Jeff T. says:

    It’s nice to see some of these major league teams having fun with their uniforms and logos. It gives it more of a minor league feel – not taking themselves so seriously.

  7. b says:

    how about somali jersey knight

  8. Eric says:

    Are the Pirates the only team to wear a corresponding alternate language visitor’s uniform?

  9. Jackmac says:

    Didn’t we fight an entire war so we wouldn’t have to speak German?

  10. Chaaz says:

    In Spanish we call the Mets the same, Mets or sometimes Metropolitanos.

  11. Alex T. says:

    I’m ambivalent about the Brewers themselves, but they do celebrate the fact beer is awesome in any language.

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