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  1. Why is that desirable at all? I guess from a top-down perspective it makes it easy to identify, but you only really need to pay attention to where your favorite team has affiliates. It's not like being able to glance at minor league standings and know whose team is what tells you anything remotely useful about other teams' player development. Meanwhile for minor league owners it has to help to have a little local identification for the team, and sell a little merch along the way while affiliation agreements are on 2 year cycles (though everyone involved prefers stability there). I can't figure out how there is any actual benefit for anyone to this thing you think is optimal and just results in a very sterile baseball world.
  2. Ready to play opening day. And pretty much any other game, tbh
  3. At the start of every season they're going to have to explain this to the team because I'd guess half the roster would call them the Strippers otherwise.
  4. MLB changes 2018?

    I think it was the Ringer MLB podcast that pretty much dedicated an episode to discussing this DS9 episode with the writer. It made my summer.
  5. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    If the arc of my life is any indication, those teen years discussions will go badly for you and you'll have to rely on "that costs too much" and end up making concessions to dealing with the hell of adolescence. The quality of your parenting on this point should pay off further down the road though, when you end up with a large adult son who doesn't act like a "large adult son"
  6. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    With everything else being 90s'ed they couldn't hook the Mexico keepers up with some wild Campos-style shirts?
  7. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The culture around football pretty much insists on joylessness. Football at any level must be treated as serious and important. That the Iowa Barnstormers existed with that name and that look is pretty amazing considering football. The imaginatively named G-League teams are good. On the other hand, there's the Windy City Bulls.
  8. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I'd be pretty psyched if I showed up at work and there was like, a brand new chair waiting for me. I understand.
  9. NCAA D1 Oral Roberts University New Brand & Logo

    I'll always be a little sad they aren't the Oral Roberts 900 Foot Jesuses.
  10. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    That is a tremendous location for a stadium. Walkable from CTA and Metra, near the expressway. It would immediately be second to Sox Park for accessibility if they have any kind of tolerable parking situation, and vastly superior to the spot than the Fire are stuck in.
  11. MLB changes 2018?

    "Take the field" Really?
  12. Championship Preferences

    This is a favorite "if sports were different" thing with me for baseball and basketball. Going about 2/3-3/4 of the way through the "regular season" where everyone plays, then having a double round-robin round for the top end teams, then the top 2 in the finals or a shortened version of a playoff for that TV money. And everyone else just plays out the string without fanfare or not just like they do now.
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    It'll probably look fine on a real live patch, beveling just feels a little played out right now.
  14. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    Oh that's what that PK80 thing is. Gotta say, putting together a tournament of ostensibly unpaid basketball teams for a rich guy's birthday feels a little weird. I like that the Nike-speak explanation of the Texas uniform is basically "yep, it's orange" Also, " UConn's famed red bar is given a bold new interpretation." First of all, "famed?" Really? But this "new interpretation" of the "red bar" is pretty bold, in that there is no red.
  15. MLB changes 2018?

    I know, that beveled font in the GIants anniversary logo is a disappointment. I'm just going to pretend that other post isn't there