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    Braves to Show Off “Refreshed” Uniforms This Weekend

    Hard to say for sure since that image above only shows the lower grade fan replicas, rather than the authentics. Here’s one of the few I can find that shows a player’s game jersey with the name. Can’t tell if it’s different or not. I can see that since the triple stripe is the Braves signature. But I am also cool with what they decided on in the end. They left the stripes on the classic white and grays. But previously, the alternates have always been a mess as far as consistent striping goes. The two prior red jerseys both had the triple stripe, but always looked cluttered to me. Too much going on in my opinion. The blues were stripe free and matched nothing else in the set. The cream throwbacks had the single stripe headspoon. I’d have preferred red striping on the navy set so that it was a bit more subtle and I like the throwback without the sleeve stripes for throwback accuracy sake (the 1966 set didn’t have the sleeve striping), but now at least there is consistency across all the alternates. They don’t feel out of place now.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    You can see where the “New York Red Bulls” print on the lower back is difficult to read, perhaps white text on light gray. Weird.
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    Braves to Show Off “Refreshed” Uniforms This Weekend

    Here are a few more photos:
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    Braves to Show Off “Refreshed” Uniforms This Weekend

    As a Braves fan, I really like this new set. Definitely has that classic Braves vibe with a couple modern and streamlined aspects. I am extremely glad they didn’t touch the home whites and used sparing updates to the road grays. I’m indifferent as to the Atlanta script update and understand why they did it. As a stand-alone jersey, I prefer the cream throwbacks without the stripes on the sleeves, but I appreciate the cohesion this entire set now has as the stripes are the same on all the alternates now. Whereas previously the navy alternate was plain, the cream had the single stripe headspoon, and the rarely worn American themed red alt had the triple stripe. It was a mess. Now there’s a theme throughout the set. I appreciate that. I could see the argument to go with the triple stripe on the colored alternates so everything matched, but I agree with what the executive said during the presentation that going with navy stripes on the red alt allowed the Braves script to really pop. I never used to really liked the old red jerseys, whether it was the flag themed or the old one with the tomahawk. The triple stripe made it feel a bit loud, in my opinion. I like this new simplistic one a lot. For that same reason, I feel like the navy alt would have done better with a red stripe rather than the silver, but it’s an upgrade nonetheless. The red script and tomahawk is much better than the blue on blue look. And it also recalls many of the BP and spring training jerseys of the last decade or two, as well as the styling of the player shirts that many of the fans wear (funnily enough, most fans wore blue t-shirts with the same red numbers and script which did not match the jerseys). Still really dislike the all navy cap. Like it as a fashion piece, perhaps rarely on the road as change of pace. But Atlanta should wear that beautiful cap with the red brim 95% of the time. The funny thing is, I think the traditional cap would have matched better with the new colors of the navy alternate. Also, I doubt we will ever really see the tomahawk cap during the regular season. None of the players wore it at the unveiling. Overall, I grade this as a very nice “refreshing,” exactly as they labeled it. It’s not a revolution, more so just cleaning things up a bit. My only disappointments are the navy cap and the silver striping on the navy alternate.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    This new sponsor definitely takes some of the shine off of the Sounders brand for me. I’m neither pro sponsor or anti sponsor, it’s just a part of the sport. But the Sounders were one of the poster boys for the league, playing in the big stadium with the loud colors, XBOX across their chest (a subsidiary of a Fortune top 50 brand). Now I can’t say I’ve even heard of their new sponsor. Wikipedia says Zulily sells clothing, toys, and home products. What about that relates to the Sounders brand or primary audience? How does that relate to who Zulily wants to reach? It makes no sense. Seattle should be able to sign someone bigger than this.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    As this league grows, so too has its branding. It’s really quite marvelous watching MLS come into its own and is now quite respectable. All of the recent expansion clubs are putting out beautiful identities that still communicate an idea without having to sink to the MLS 1.0 Mutiny and Fusion. Now we just need to weed out some of the identities of the older clubs. The Revs are absolutely abysmal and I cannot believe they’ve made it this far without acknowledging how bad their branding and stadium situation is. There’s plenty of inspiration they can pull from with their name and city history. If they could get into Boston proper, they could completely revitalize that club and it would be fun to see. I’ve never been a fan of the Dallas crest. That could definitely do with a refresh, but they should resurrect the hoops. And while the crest for RSL isn’t bad, I can’t take them seriously with that name. Same goes for NYRB, but I doubt we’ll see Red Bull drop the name. But on the whole, this is a beautiful league and it’s exciting to see its growth in our country.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Everything so far has been only speculation.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    Unless the home uniform has zero changes, he’s not wearing the new uniform. That’s the exact same primary jersey. Also, the Braves have been using those same GIFs on social media for a few years now. 95% sure that’s just a recycled GIF.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The Braves have formally acknowledged the change (previously the note was buried in an event description on the adjacent property outside the ballpark, the Battery). Notice how they use the plural “uniforms” as well as “refreshed.” That definitely suggests existing uniforms will be updated. If that’s the case, then I’ll be hoping for some consistency across the board. The two primary sets have the classic triple striping. The navy jersey has no striping with a tonal script, while the pants have a single stripe. The cream throwback uses a single stripe. I’m guessing this is where they’ll drop the tomahawk. Use the cream throwback as the base design and build around that (probably white instead of cream, though). Use a similarly themed gray set. Perhaps a navy blue alternate, but I would prefer to see either a red or white script instead of navy on navy. No red jersey. I would limit it to only the navy cap with the red bill. Maybe a throwback mixed in. Keep it simple.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Titans concept added 1/18/19

    The first one makes me think of those classic Chargers uniforms from decades ago. So much right with that one. The second option with the navy blue gives me a similar impression as the Dolphins uniforms from 2013-2017 (the ones with the dark blue). Sure it looks pretty similar to what a Chargers uniform should be, but the dark blue just adds so much unneeded clutter and strips it of its natural beauty. Look at how much better the Dolphins are now that they’ve reverted back to only aqua and orange. Sometimes simpler is better and I think this is one of those times.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    The Braves will supposedly announce a new uniform at their upcoming Chop Fest event on Saturday 1/19. If I called the shots: Primarily wear the classic white and gray, the main uniforms are too good to be minimized with too much alternate uniform usage. Wear the traditional navy/red cap full time, including on the road (as opposed to the all navy cap with the gray set). Use the navy road set at most once a week (you can keep the all navy cap for this set, but only this set). This uniform is worn way too much on the road. Keep the cream throwbacks (still think they are one of the best in baseball), probably once a week. Pick select weekends to wear powder blue Dale Murphy and Hank Aaron feather throwbacks, they don’t need to be part of the regular rotation. ————— What more do we possibly need? I can’t imagine what this new uniform could be, unless it’s another throwback. Also, I’m completely against the red jerseys. They stunk with Chipper and the current flag themed ones aren’t great, either. Look like a minor league team.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    That looks like the inner neckline with a light blue collar. The loon on the upper neck.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Here’s the first look at the champions star on an Atlanta kit. This is the returning peach kit. Still waiting on the primary striped kit to launch.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    Nothing in that release indicates to me that they will be modifying the crest. I could be wrong, but I think it's simply a press conference to meet the new ownership and leadership team. Maybe they will do that down the line, but with the timing of the new ownership, the 2019 season beginning in only two months (manufacturing production lead times), I would say the 2020 season would be the absolute earliest we'd see anything. This is not to mention that there is nothing wrong with the current crest. It's quite respectable and clean, if not a tad generic, but nice overall. A far cry from the previous badge.
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    MLS Kits 2019

    I’ve always been a been a fan of collars in general and also the henley so I like it.