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  1. MLB changes 2018?

  2. Lost Sports Logos?

    OH MY GOD I've been searching for 17 years and tonight at the game they had the proposed logos on display!
  3. NHL 2017-18

    I thought it would be wise to create a separate thread for next season. What we know: -Adidas is taking over the production of the on-ice jerseys. Fanatics will produce the retail jerseys. -Alternate jerseys will not be worn during the 2017/18 season. -Edmonton Oilers will promote their orange 3rd jersey to full-time home status. Rumors: -New Jersey Devils are reported to have a redesign in store. -Washington Capitals are rumored to be returning to the retro jerseys full time. *edit- also if a mod could move the posts from the 2016/17 thread to this one, that would be cool.
  4. Corporate Sponsorship Examples

    Yesterday at work I noticed the read for a pitching change is, "This call to the McDonald's bullpen is brought to you by Phoenix Food & Spirits." That's two sponsors in one read...
  5. Corporate Sponsorship Examples

    I thought Rob Gronkowski was the Official Douche of the NFL?
  6. Penguins almost moved to Kansas City in the early 2000's. I believe the Islanders and Predators were rumoured to be looking at KC at one point as well.
  7. Lost Sports Logos?

    In 2001 the Omaha Golden Spikes were considering returning to the Omaha Royals name (and did so in 2002) and there was an article in the local paper that showed 3 or 4 possible logo options for the new Royals. They were printed in color and all featured the traditional blue and yellow color scheme. One was the logo they ended up using (a fairly generic "Royals" in front of an O) and one featured a lion. I don't recall the other options and I've never been able to find anything about this. I've been searching for years but can't find anything.
  8. MLB changes 2018?

    There was a powder blue version worn in 1967 and 1968. The uniform pictured above was worn in 1969 and 1970.
  9. MLB changes 2018?

    The powder blue uniforms were worn 1967-1968. The gray uniforms pictured here were worn 1969-1970.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    The other day I was watching footage of the 1991 College World Series and noticed Long Beach State was wearing essentially the Padres late 80's road design but with yellow instead of orange. It was absolutely beautiful. Gray uniform with brown pinstripes, LB logo on the chest in brown with yellow trim. Caps were brown with yellow LB logo. It really made me wish the Padres had worn that, or better yet, would switch to it now.
  11. Uniform/jersey misunderstandings

    When I was a youngster I wore my Twins TC cap quite frequently, once to a basketball game where someone asked if it was a Texas Tech hat.
  12. Uniform/jersey misunderstandings

    During that Cubs/Indians World Series I was wearing a Blackhawks hat one day and someone got mad at me thinking it was a Cleveland hat.
  13. Uniform/jersey misunderstandings

    The exact same thing happened to me, only I asked for the Marlins and instead received the Mariners, which I already had. I'm still upset.
  14. MLB changes 2018?

    I believe there was a point (1989/90?) when he had a red chest protector and red leg guards, but a maroon helmet.
  15. MLB changes 2018?

    The red switched to maroon officially in 1975. However, the pinstripes remained red. It's possible the caps, undershirts, and other equipment didn't get changed right away, but it's hard to tell.
  16. NHL Fanatics Test Jersey

    Not a fake. These were actually available for purchase around the time the new deal was announced.
  17. MLB changes 2018?

    There is so much inconsistency and confusion surrounding that Phillies logo. Introduced for the 1970 season, which was supposed to be the first in the new Veterans Stadium. Construction was delayed and they ended up wearing the new uniforms at the old ballpark. From 1970-1973 the P featured the baseball "stitching" on both the caps and jerseys. In 1974 the baseball disappeared from the logo on the jerseys. In 1987 the baseball returned to the jersey logo. 1992 the Phillies rebranded and discontinued use of the logo.
  18. Las Vegas 51s to Get New Name, New Everything in 2019

    With this news I've been finding out recently that I'm the only one who dislikes the 51's identity. An alien based identity could be really cool. The current one is not. Give me neon green and black, not royal blue. Such a missed opportunity.
  19. Jackie Robinson Day 2018: New Patches and Everyone is #42

    I don't remember the exact numbers, but from my days in sports retail I can tell you the amount being donated from NFL Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise and similar causes was very low, especially compared to the profit they're turning on the merchandise itself. I don't imagine the JR42 merchandise to be much different from MLB.
  20. UA - MLB Deal Delayed Until 2020

    The Diamondbacks rebrand was primarily done in-house but the uniforms were actually outsourced to Under Armour.
  21. Jackie Robinson Day 2018: New Patches and Everyone is #42

    Wearing the same number to represent equality is a nice idea, but wearing patches with the sole purpose (let's be honest here) of selling more merchandise is pathetic.
  22. UA - MLB Deal Delayed Until 2020

    Colored jerseys have been worn in MLB for 55 years. 46 if you don't want to count colored jerseys worn with matching colored pants. And before that colored uniforms were common until 1917. So unless you watched baseball during the 1918-1962 period, you should be used to them by now. (If that's the case, so be it, but I imagine the majority of the members of this community are too young for that to be the case.) I completely understand preferring the traditional white and gray setup to colored jerseys, but acting like they "don't belong in MLB" is a bit silly at this point. Since 1900, colored uniforms have been in use for a longer period than they haven't.
  23. MLB changes 2018?

    This is the second or third season they've worn those navy jerseys. I think the red jerseys were a special event, not worn regularly. The white jerseys are new for 2018.
  24. Biggest Upgrades in Sports history

    This might be the best upgrade of all time. They went from a forgettable, generic look that was poorly designed to a unique and well developed identity that has stood the test of time. The identity utilizes unique colors and has a clear theme, but has never been over the top or gimmicky. It's actually kind of surprising to see something that timeless come out of the 90's. It's a modern classic that appeared just before the merchandise craze and has proven to be a strong identity for years.
  25. MLB changes 2018?

    A simple adjustment of the brightness and warmth of the image reveals the jersey is indeed light blue with navy lettering.