CLEVELAND -- The Indians want to embrace a more vintage look when it comes to their uniforms, and the club plans on unveiling a few slight changes later this week. The alterations are not expected to be too drastic.
"These are not dramatic changes that we've made," said Kurt Schloss, the Indians' senior director of merchandising. "It's more about consistency."
Schloss declined to delve into the specific uniform changes that will be revealed on Friday, when the Indians will also be celebrating "Snopening Day," the kick-off for the club's Snow Days event at Progressive Field. Schloss would only say that the Tribe was trying to have its uniforms be consistent with other branding initiatives.
Last offseason, the Indians made a handful of minor changes that continued to embrace the block "C" logo and uniform scripting that matched. The changes that will be announced on Friday are likely to be along the same lines, though Cleveland's Chief Wahoo logo is also expected to be included.
Schloss said one key is trying to create consistency between the home and road uniforms, as well as with the alternate uniforms.
"You could look at these uniforms and almost say that they're more vintage looking and less retail looking jerseys," Schloss said. "It's more for that authentic fan that remembers the days when jerseys were sold based on how the jersey looked, not based on the retail demand. A benefit of this look is it sort of comes back to the heritage of the organization."
'Perfect 10' packs offer fans flexibility
CLEVELAND -- Regular-season tickets are not available yet for Indians fans, but there is still one way to reserve some spots for the upcoming season.
The Indians' "Perfect 10" voucher packs are currently available, giving fans a chance to begin planning ahead for 2012. The voucher packs are designed to provide a flexible way for fans to purchase tickets for regular-season games.
Through the "Perfect 10" promotion, fans can choose to attend 10 games individually, five games with another person or one game with a group of 10 people. All 81 of the Indians' 2012 home games, including the home opener, are eligible for the vouchers.
Through Dec. 25, any fans who purchase vouchers at participating Discount Drug Mart stores or Indians Team Shops will be entered into a drawing to win a 2012 Opening Day suite for April 5.