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    I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
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    I think that the Avengers' identity was solid, even if their uniforms weren't as good as their logo and wordmark. (Arena Football uniforms tend to be very bad.) I think the best look/identity/name combination from Arena Football was that of the Arizona Rattlers, back in the Bonner/Cooper days. That R logo is superb. The nickname (which predates the Diamondbacks) is great both in terms of meaning and sound. And the colours were awesome. This team even wore italicised numbers well, perhaps the only team about whom I can say that. All around, a very professional look -- except for when they wore monochrome black, in keeping with the very unfortunate monochrome trend that began in Arena Football and is now seeping into the NFL.
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    The Lord Stanley's Cup has undergone some changes since its inception in 1893. I wanted to see what the cup would look like if all of the removed rings hadn't been removed. I'll likely be adding some infographic style information regarding which rings are which.
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    You changed the Tigers home uniform! Lol, but seriously, it's a nice clean change. Nice job. Love the Indians as well.
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    I like the Reds with black. It really helps with the definition, as opposed to simply red-white. I also like the drop shadows. However, this comes with one condition: the Reds use it sparingly, like how they use it right now. The 90s/2000s look overdid on the black, and I didn't like it. Get rid of the black bill on the road cap, and their set is perfect.
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    They can't release any NBA merchandise until they officially take over the contract, which won't be until after the Finals are over.
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    So I've been working on some assorted NHL concepts for a while, and I'll probably post them all here when I finish them up. I'm not going to call this a series, though, as I'm really just doing these when I have an idea, so I have no idea if everyone will get done or how long it will take. Anyways... About a week or so ago I was re-reading the Washington Capitals BTLNHL article on Hockey By Design, and it inspired me to try my hand at fixing up the logo's typography. I changed up every letter, whether a subtle or glaring change, except for the i, l, and s. The tracking (spacing between all the letters, for those who aren't oriented with design terminology) has also been increased a bit. A secondary logo has also been created for use on the jerseys, eliminating the "WASHINGTON" text, which is unreadable unless you're close up. Along with that, I redesigned the jerseys, taking influence from the D.C. flag. I also have a version with red and gray for the HJC Random Competition. C&C appreciated!
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    This is my concept of a Vegas Golden Knights farm team in Reno, Nevada. View the full project here
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    I love it! An absolutely great job on this Rockies concept! I've always been partial to a Vikings-esque purple and gold color scheme for the Rockies, myself, but the purple and green work together delightfully. And it'd be a unique color scheme among the big four leagues, given that the Bucks have long since ditched purple and green. And I absolutely love that script and that logo. That is a gorgeous retro script that looks perfect for a team located at the very frontier of the "old west." The only thing I'd say - and this is entirely a matter of personal preference - is that I think the road unis would look better sans pinstripes. I've never been a fan of road pinstripes - I don't think they look good against a gray background, IMO. But that's just me personally; there's plenty of people who love road pinstripes and wish for their reappearance in baseball. And I will say, if there's any team that road pinstripes would make sense for, it's the Rockies. Am also wondering how a matching "Colorado" script would look on the roads. All in all, if the Rockies adopted this tomorrow, it'd be a tremendous upgrade over their dated identity, and one of the better redesigns in any sport in recent memory.
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    But it's the Reds' 'C' [runs and hides]
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    As a Spanish native speaker, I must say I usually don't like when MLB teams do this kind of things, and it's because a simple reason: it doesn't look right. Most of the teams just add "Los" in front the original name, which can't be really translated into Spanish, e.g. "Los Mets" and "Los DBacks" (they would have to use "Los Metropolitanos" or "Los Diamantados", which don't sound good, imo). Others properly translate the name, but add the "Los", which ain't needed at all, e.g. "Los Reales" or "Los Rojos". Meanwhile, other teams do a proper job, like "Cerveceros", "Tigres" or "Marineros". I prefer what the MLB did last year: the "Ponle Acento" (Put an Accent) campaign.
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    Recently Tarleton State Texans & TexAnns of NCAA Division II touched up their identity. I've barely seen it anywhere but their university branding guide shows them: Row 1: Primary Row 2: Secondary Row 3: Secondary mark Row 4: Previous primary Nothing major, gave the usual touch up on the previous logo, now facing right. Seems like their T logo is unchanged and can be considered as a primary. Your thoughts?
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    I never noticed it until I sat down to actually try and sketch it. In my sketches I always assumed it was symmetrical, but then it always looked off. It wasn't until I blew it up, and then verified by looking at an actual helmet up close that I confirmed the damn thing was completely uneven. The damn logo has an underbite!!
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    This is a fine Cap logo. I like the idea of one team having an insignia that isn't a super overdesigned initial, not every team needs heavily stylized, interlocking, difficult to discern cap logos. And if one city can get away with a block letter, its Cleveland.
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    Thank you guys for the feedback! Do these look better?
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    If not for these boards, I am sure I'd never have noticed.
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    Oh dear god. I never realized the Bears' C was so uneven. I don't know how it took me 20 years to notice this.
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    The term "sea dog" means "old sailor"; it is similar to the terms "old salt" and "salty dog". I know that the team's logo is a seal. But I'm not sure that this means that they are asserting that the term "salty dog" actually means "seal". I think the seal is just their mascot, just as the Cleveland Browns use a bulldog mascot and the Pittsburgh Pirates use a parrot mascot.
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    What they meant to say is, "Don't be lazy." Yet, they were lazy with the quote.
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    Since the Sound Tigers uniform isn't too exciting, I'll post another team as well. Here are the Hershey Bears modeled after the 1995-2007 Washington Capitals. Let's hear some feedback on these!
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