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  1. MLB Changes 2017

    I am the viper. I've come to vash and vipe your vindows.
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    Wow. A lot of lost umpires so close together, huh? I figured you were pointing out Angel Hernandez missing initials, but I wasn't sure what they were in the first place, so it was hard to comment.
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    Oh... Wow... People complain a lot about how the purple in the pinstripes doesn't read at all, and I've always been on the other side of the argument. Now, in the heat of the moment, I did it myself. What is the story anyway with those letters on the shoulder? I just noticed them the other night, but haven't heard anything about them. It's funny you use that word. I'd just used that word to describe Joe West when asking a podcast about the philosophical questions behind his suspension, namely what they believed should be done when someone you find objectionable is treated unfairly. Although I only used it because the Twitter character limit struggle is real. It's a good look, although much less so with the navy wordmark. Navy wordmark is great, just not with that hat.
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    Yeah. The description says that a group was created. I expected there was an entire family of birds or something like that, and was interested in how they differentiated their look and personalities, considering they're all the same bird. That looks to be the exact same bird, but perhaps they just all look exactly the same. The Cubs' C is much thinner and incredibly small. If the Rockies went with a C that was the size of their current cap insignia and twice the thickness of the Cubs', I think it could work. Worse comes to worse, you can include the circle in the center in a third color. Admittedly, it's not a bad look, but the fact that their primary color and the color that sets them separate is completely missing from their home unis is a big miss. And the change to the cap insignia as a primary is rough and unimaginative.
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    Eh. "All-Around Worst" makes it harder, since so many teams deficient in one category do well in another (Angels, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Browns, Buccaneers, Kings). Heck, I even think OKC's uniforms range from serviceable to pretty cool. I think it could be argued that Colorado should be in the 110's at the worst. And then there's plenty of more that are much less objective. The Dolphins' new uniforms feel like the Padres of football to me as they sterilized their look and minimized their colors. I was intrigued, so I read the descriptions under each. I've never heard of these 1997 "Fun Birds". Anyone have any information on the other birds that came out of this? I can't find anything on them. EDIT: I keep forgetting to discuss this. Haven't seen anyone mention the Astros' Harvey patches.
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    Disagree. The 2015 Postseason look was the best. Do love this, though. Simple and elegant... it seems. Would love to get a better look/a vector image.
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    This, for the most part. Also those whose caps match the jersey. Those who do both are twice as good. My favorites from the weekend: Like someone had said before, the navy/red ones really did come out the best. It's a dang good color combination. The Red Sox and Nats (who ARE navy), though, I can't get past the differences in the cap colors. The worst (to me at least) fall into two camps. There's the ones with too much light colors that don't have enough dark to contrast well (Rays, Giants, Orioles). Then there's the ones with the random bright blue sleeves that don't match anything in the identity (Cubs, Dodgers, Royals). At least the Blue Jays have a history with lighter blues in their identity, but it still doesn't look that good. Side note: Seeing one or two of the Mariners include orange accessories... I kinda dig that color combination. I think the execution is all wrong, but I think those three colors would work well in Miami.
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    Okay. See, I was wondering about all these people posting pictures of what their Little League teams looked like. I never understood what the deal was with these uniforms everyone was showing off. This is what we wore.
  9. MLB Changes 2017

    Whoa! Phillies breaking out the matching cream pants. Those things are beauties!
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    The story always used to be told that when Turn Ahead the Clock happened, the Yankees wore their white pinstripes because that's what they'd be wearing in the future. TATC has finally come. With a vengeance.
  11. MLB Changes 2017

    And we have the Sportslogos.net version of "The Dress".
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    A pic of the jersey Kurkjian was wearing was posted in the Dan Le Batard Show subreddit, since his nickname was a reference to that show. Does look navy in it. Just bad job on the photoshop? The Cards, Indians, and Red Sox ones can't be much lighter than that if at all, right?
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    Really looks like it. Has anyone picked up any of these, or at least gotten photos. I haven't even seen a photo of these outside of these graphics.
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    Probably an unpopular opinion, but I think the oversized lettering looks cheap and tacky. Like a Chinese knock-off. It's a good thing Saltalamacchia wasn't kicking around back then. They barely fit "Driessen". That being said, it's a part of the team's history, and it would be fine for them to bring it back. It's a quirk like the multiple NY's or D's, or the Cowboy's color schemes. I wouldn't want it across the league, but it works in one place. You don't need to make money. Those two weekends are for cancer awareness, so it's all PR. You can take the hit if it looks like you care for a cause. Last time this was announced, I jumped the gun. I think it's safe this time. As for the actual Player's Weekend uniforms... The concept is well-intentioned, but silly and in execution incredibly stupid. You're going to restrict the jersey's to a certain amount of colors, but then make the jerseys wildly different colors? Here's a few random thoughts. -People have been lamenting the way the Yankees have rolled over in recent years, but it's interesting to note that it seems they still have some fight left in them. They seem to have dug their heels in the sand and refused to switch out their team colors for Little League colors. The Twins and Rockies seem to have done the same. Kudos. I'm unsure if green is a part of the Little League color scheme, so I can't tell if Oakland did as well. -I've been thinking that the basic design (ignoring the often terrible color choices) actually looks pretty good. It harkens back to the pullover era, and if the cycle repeats and we hit a time when button-downs feel old and passe to the masses and pullovers become retro-cool again, I could see some of these being the new wave of pullover. That being said, I just realized that I think the reason these appeal to me is because in my head, I'm imagining them looking like t-shirts, including being cut like them. I'm imagining a tighter, cleaner cut as opposed to the blousey way a lot of guys wear uniforms today. But now I'm realizing that there's just as much chance that players are going to wear them in whatever ill-fitting size they want. That's going to make these look absolutely terrible. It's the difference between the Cubs blues on Zambrano and on Chapman. One looks like a soccer coach and the other looks like a professional ball player. -People have been comparing these to TATC. I agree, but don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. The oversized logos throw tradition to the wind, but don't really look too bad as a one-off (or rather three-off) look. I especially like the Reds in this respect. It's not the full covering of the front of the jersey with the logo and weird vertical name on the back. It's a happy medium. TATC was such an insane experiment that it's beloved by fans. It's kind of neat in a novel way to see a better version of it show up. -Okay... seriously... the colors. What the heck? The most glaring misstep in this respect is the intrusion of a strange bright blue in some uniforms. The Cubs, Dodgers, Astros, Royals, Mariners, and Blue Jays are what I'm talking about here. And it's not like they are doing this to match the Little League colors, because the blue for the caps is completely different. These teams should all look so much better than this. They all have great home looks. Imagine the Dodgers with white sleeves and Dodger blue piping instead of this. How much better would that be? The amount of gray that's everywhere is odd, but I assume that this is for teams that are away during the event. While I can respect this for the Tigers for eschewing being pushed into a colored alt, this seems strange for the Rockies, Giants, and Orioles, who all wear colored alts. Most egregious, though, is the outlining for the Giants. A white outline seperating two light colors... It actually causes more confusion and makes the wordmark stand out less than if there was no outline at all. Speaking of outlines, it's not the only hindering outline. The Pirates are similarly made incredibly fuzzy by their wordmark outline. It's terrible. Same for the A's. The Dodgers and Royals got away with no outline. Why couldn't these teams? The Marlins went for a black outline, but black isn't present anywhere else, despite it being one of their colors. The powder blue, orange, and white don't contrast enough, and a little black to break things up on the sleeves would be nice. I often see color schemes that similarly are all too light put forth for the Marlins or Rays, and it comes out looking too pastel for my tastes. That might just be me, though. Why are the Nationals in black? Why are the Rangers in powder blue? They wore that in the pullover era with an older identity. It's strange for them to bring that back now for this event. Are teams being forced to do something as far away from any current uniforms? -The nicknames... are actually incredibly fun. I've been loving the guessing games, and a lot of them are really funny. In the end, my top ones would be the Cardinals, Twins, Reds, and Yankees. My bottom three would be the Giants, Cubs, and Rangers. Jeez. That actually turned into a lot more than I expected to write.
  15. @Fishplatter, sure! If you'd like me to add other teams as well, just let me know.