The Red Sox once had the most disturbing sports logo in history

Boston Red Sox logo
(Image credit: Boston Red Sox)

We've seen lots of backlash from sports fans over the years when teams have adopted simpler, more modern logo designs. The trend towards more minimalist designs has sometimes seen much-loved emblems dropped. But this is one case where that was definitely a good thing.

The current Boston Red Sox logo design is almost comically literal: it's a pair of red socks. But when you're named after an item of clothing, perhaps it's better not to try anything clever... like anthropomorphising said garment, for example. That's just what the Red Sox did for a whole decade if we look back at the Red Sox logo history, and the result was quite disturbing. One of the best sports logos it was not.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.