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  1. Matito

    Powder Blue Across MLB Today For Dad

    You know, when they first unveiled these caps, I thought that there might be a few teams that they would look good with, namely Tampa Bay and Kansas City. I was wrong.
  2. I love my 2014 Rays ASG cap. It looks like an updated version of their fauxback uniform caps. I still wear it all the time. This year's pinwheel caps are the best ones since then, but lately, I don't think they've been selling them without the ASG patch, so unless I find one without it, I won't be buying one.
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    Staten Island Yankees now the... Pizza Rats?!

    I'm totally buying one of these caps. It's completely ridiculous and I love it.
  4. Matito

    MLB changes 2018?

    I see pros and cons of both sides. For a team with rich and consistent visual history like St. Louis or Los Angeles (NL), absolutely. But for other teams that have had different looks throughout the years, then I think patches need to be tailored towards what the player wore during his time with the team, lest you run into a situation like Toronto's Roy Halladay memorial patch being a number font he never wore.
  5. Matito

    Unpopular Opinions

    The numbers and Bucs sleeve script are the only things that make the uniform bad. There was no need for a uniform overhaul, but if they had to modernize it, what they did was fairly restrained outside of those two items. I've seen someone mock up photos of the current uniforms with block numbers, and they look miles better than what they use now. I will say though that Nike made a huge mistake on their alternate pirate ship logo. Someone pointed out shortly after introduction that the rear mast is in front of the sails, and what was the best logo in the new set has been ruined for me ever since.
  6. Matito

    Hurricanes to Unveil New Third Jersey for 2018-19

    I'd have to imagine there will be a boatload of teams introducing (or reintroducing) third jerseys this coming season. Some of them definitely leave room for improvement (:cough: Bolts :cough:), but there are a few I wouldn't mind seeing come back.
  7. Matito

    MLB changes 2018?

    Especially because no fan wants to wear black t-shirts or jerseys in South Florida.
  8. Matito

    NFL 2018 changes

    Then they shouldn't have changed the helmets. Those jerseys looked perfectly fine (if not slightly but not terribly dated) with the helmet and pants they were designed to be worn with. If I were a Rams fan, I'd much rather see any of these over either of the garish mismatched uniforms you linked:
  9. Matito

    NFL 2018 changes

    Not to mention that many early-season games in the South are unbearably hot even without wearing long sleeves. I think the compression sleeve stripes look is a good solution for throwbacks if you want to closely match the original, but it would never work for a permanent uniform feature.
  10. Matito

    MLB by NIKE

    Coming in a bit late on this, but your first stab at the Rays was absolutely perfect in every way. I've tried to make my own concepts based on the fauxback and never quite got the handle on it, but these hit the nail on the head. I hate hate hate the light blue and white fauxback cap (not enough contrast between the blue and white), so the navy and light blue is much better. If had to have a nitpick with this one, it would be that the script on the white jersey might look better in navy, but I think it looks fine as is. And now I'm sad this will never happen.
  11. Matito

    MLB changes 2018?

    I was at dinner Saturday night and caught part of the Rays game on a TV across the restaurant. I haven't been following them as much this season, so I had no idea who they were playing. They looked black and gray from far away, and it didn't help that the scorebug (which Fox Sport Sun usually makes orange for Baltimore) was black. Eventually when the Rays were in the field, I remembered they were playing army dress-up this weekend.
  12. Matito

    49ers Throw It Back to the 94ers, Unveil Alternate Uniform

    But neither the Packers or Cowboys promoted the current throwbacks as paying tribute to the 90s or 2000s. Both of those are just instances of bringing back a previously worn throwback uniform. The 49ers originally wore these as a throwback to 1955, and are now promoting it as a throwback to 1994.
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    MLB changes 2018?

    The teal is a fine look, but that color scheme (without the Miami logos) could be for any city. The logos they have now are much more Miami-centric, and if they swap the black for that brilliant shade of light blue, they'd have something great. I also think that it would be even better if they then swapped the orange for pink, but that won't happen.
  14. Orlando doesn't work for pretty much any of the reasons you listed. Sure, Orlando has baseball history, but you could say that about nearly any city in Florida. Orlando is one of maybe four metropolitan areas in Florida that could support a pro sports team (the Magic do well enough), but there's nothing to say that they would do any better than the Tampa Bay area, less than an hour and a half away from Orlando. If you're referring to the park at Disney's Wide World of Sports, you're out of your mind if you think that it would be a viable MLB park. It's literally located on Disney property, and traffic is already beyond a nightmare on I-4 around the time most fans would be getting to or leaving the stadium for games. Trust me on this one. If people avoid Tropicana Field because of traffic getting to the park, they'll do the same for one anywhere near the Disney parks. SunRays is fine for a minor league team, but far too gimmicky for a Major League team to be taken seriously. Devil Rays was even pushing it, and it only got by because it was the 90s. I don't want to see the Rays move out of Tampa Bay, but if they do, Orlando will just be more of the same.
  15. To deviate just a bit... The Joe Gibbs Racing #18 has a long history with both green cars and nice designs, but this scheme was awful. M&Ms paint schemes should be yellow or brown. We narrowly avoided another, though not quite as bad, terrible design when Busch finished second last year in the Caramel M&Ms car.