leopard88

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  1. Interesting Field Designs

    The Twins always had a marked circle around home plate and paths to the dugouts during their days at Metropolitan Stadium. I don't remember seeing anything like that anywhere else. Handy arrows in case you got lost on your way to the batter's box.
  2. MLB changes 2018?

    Kids, back in my day, it was common to hear Vin Scully, Chuck Thompson or Curt Gowdy* say, "Striiiike . . . right across the letters . . . " * -- Famous TV and radio broadcasters
  3. MLB changes 2018?

    Modern version of a strike zone uniform . . .
  4. MLB changes 2018?

    Any chance they're playing the A's this year? That would be a good time for the Rockies to wear the throwbacks.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    Almost. The fair -- Expo 67 The team -- debuted in 1969 I know this because my parents went to Expo 67 and I looked at this many times as a kid.
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    I love the number font and would be fine if it stayed (though I don't expect that to happen). I don't think it is really that unconventional. It has a few unusual angles, but it's not that far removed from a traditional block font (perhaps with the exception of the open 4).
  7. The Battle of Seattle

    The uniforms were actually a little more "nautical", with captains' stripes and "scrambled eggs" on the cap.
  8. The Battle of Seattle

    You are correct. To the extent it matters for your purposes, the baseball team tried to incorporate both the maritime and aviation meanings of "pilot" (see logo below).
  9. NFL 2018 changes

    I'll second that. I love these.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    DC United is playing home games at various sites (e.g., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis) to begin this season while work on Audi Field is being completed. It's not quite the same as playing at RFK and moving midseason, but close enough to count in my opinion.
  11. I'm not Sitting On a Fence about it.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    It looks like it's intended to match the orientation of the R in the regular script wordmark.
  13. Maybe something like this would work. The picture gives it sort of an old school Columbus Crew vibe.
  14. 2018 MLB Hot Stove Season

    I'm all for this. I'm not sure how much time it would actually save once you account for (1) driving the cart from wherever it's parked*, (2) the pitcher getting in and out of the cart, and (3) the need to follow the warning track instead of having a pitcher walk/jog a straight line to the mound. However, it would just be fun. * -- Guess based on Orioles experience -- The cart would have to be parked in/near the big garage in the right field corner. At Memorial Stadium, there was expansive space in the open end of the stadium and the outfield fence had large swinging gates in front of both bullpens. There is no extra room near the Camden Yards bullpen and the gate is only big enough for a person to walk through.
  15. The XFL may be making a comeback

    I believe the majority of the "just give me football of any kind and I'll watch fan" demographic is in the 15-30 (maybe 15-25) age range, which may or may not be a good thing for Vince. Personally, I watched the USFL frequently (I was 16-18 from 1983-85) and would watch just about any college basketball I could find from age 14-25ish. However, once life caught up with me (job, marriage, children), that level of engagement died off substantially and, based on discussions with friends, did so for my peers as well. I think most people just don't have the time or energy to sustain that level of attention. On the other hand, my son is 16 and can't get enough of football (NFL first, but a fair amount of college) and the NBA. I fully expect that will continue through college and his early 20s. The primary questions in terms of building an XFL fanbase are whether (a) that enthusiasm will translate into Vince's brand of football and (b) whether it will last. The other wildcard is, as we discussed above, his viewing habits are different than mine ever were because he has grown up in the RedZone/social media/streaming coverage and highlights era. The answers to these questions are important to this discussion and all of us are just guessing what the answers will be.
  16. MLB changes 2018?

    I can't unsee it either. I also can't unsee that the bottom portion of the S extends farther to the left than the top portion for some unknown reason.
  17. The XFL may be making a comeback

    Impressive!
  18. NFL 2018 changes

    * NOT INTENDED AS A THREADJACK * To follow my prior post, I'm pretty sure the Jets wore what we would call kelly green. They at least wore a lighter shade of green than they wear today. However, in looking for pictures, I found multiple variations of the same pictures that look like completely different shades of green. This just shows how unreliable photos can be sometimes.
  19. NFL 2018 changes

    The style was the same, but the color was new. The Jets wore kelly green in the 60s and 70s.
  20. The XFL may be making a comeback

    Add my son and I to the list. Unless the Ravens are on, we watch RedZone almost exclusively . . . and when the Ravens are on, we switch to RedZone during every commercial break. For the record, I'm much better at timing the return to the Ravens game . . . in large part, because he is usually also tweeting, texting with friends and/or monitoring his fantasy team(s).
  21. infrared41's Who Am I? Super Bowl LII Edition

    I swear I’m not stalking or anything.
  22. infrared41's Who Am I? Super Bowl LII Edition

    You weren't kidding about being literal.