Silent Wind of Doom

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  1. MLB changes 2018?

    It's... a tough thing to figure out. Do you go with the more recognizeable name and brand? If you put Japan or Korea on a cap or jersey in the native language, are people going to have a clue what it is? If I saw a jersey with Korean on it, I'd be more of the thought that it's a jersey for some KBL team than their WBC jersey. Does anyone besides Spain and the DR on their caps go with their name in their language?
  2. MLB changes 2018?

    I was very upset about these uniforms when they came out, but more for the way they ditched their identity. It was flawed, especially the wordmark across the cap, but it had a lot good points and for a competition that has a lot of overlap in color schemes, it looked unique. I wish they'd evolved instead of wholesale changing. It's jarring for a powerhouse of a fledgling competition. Wish they'd built off this sharp wordmark I've always loved. Man. Those are not good models for your uniforms. We got any images of... more the kind of person we'd see playing for Auburn? This can really screw with your perception of how things look. I'd often hated the Cubs' blue alt because on Zambrano and Piniella made it look like pajamas. Now I've been exposed to it more on people that make it look more like a real jersey. You say that, but notice the away grays. This is the NL during the Wild Card Game at an AL ballpark. Those are all those teams standard away uniforms. Not only are the Astros in white Tequila Sunrises, there's powder blue aways, full colors ones, and even a few colored aways over powder blue. That's not counting the Braves' blue sleeves for their grays.
  3. MLB changes 2018?

    They've learned from the Angels what not to do.
  4. MLB Changes 2017

  5. MLB changes 2018?

    If there's a wordmark on the jersey, it should be team name on home and city name on away. Logos can be used to get around this. The Dodgers I'd say are the only one's I'd grandfather in if they want to go that route. And if you want an alt, just go the extra mile. The Twins did it. Why can't everyone else? It's useful to differentiate between outright malicious racism and something which accidentally just kind of doesn't look or sound right. The problem is when people persecute the latter as if it were the former. Is Buck groping Wonder Woman in those pictures?
  6. MLB Changes 2017

    It's nice, but I don't think it fits on the uniform or in the ballpark (unless in a children's club capacity) because it doesn't fit the old-time look of both. Truth. And I say that because I didn't see it until you brought it up.
  7. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I get the joke, but might wanna edit that to Kershaw, Puig, Granderson, or any member of the team. Jeez, I am a pedantic jerk. Sorry.
  8. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    We had this conversation about Minute Maid Park in the MLB Changes thread when we realized the Hill was destroyed back in February. I'd had stuff come up, so I couldn't post earlier and figured the time had passed, but now that we're back here... (Image courtesy of the amazing Andrew Clem's Baseball.) You can say that Minute Maid Park shouldn't be built on that plot of land, but you can't argue that the park was built purposely quirky in a cheap imitation of old jewel box parks that were constructed to fit lots. Minute Maid Park was constructed to fit its lot. That building beyond left field is historic Union Station, the building that gave the park its railroad theme. The track for the roof needs to be straight, so that wall cannot bump out to take advantage of the plaza behind. The other side faces the same issue. I'd been doing investigation and found that that parking is the Diamond Lot, parking for VIP Diamond Club members. This VIP parking doesn't have to cross a four-lane street and is right outside Diamond Club entrances on that side of the park. But... I realized looking at the plot one more time that I didn't even need to look at that. There's a building on that side too. It's New Hope Housing, an affordable housing complex that's been there since 1995, two years before Minute Maid Park broke ground. They can't go any farther in left because the roof already hangs over quite significantly over and the roof when it's retracted almost reaches the street already. That being said, the corners could be less cheap. Those seats in left are 21' in the air, the same size as PNC Park's wall in right that ranges from 15-20' farther back. It's only 5' deeper in the corner and closer at the edge than Fenway's 37' Green Monster. Meanwhile, in right field, the fence is fairly comparable for the most part to the infamous right field at Yankee Stadium (there's a 13' difference at the scoreboard, but that's because that's where the jog in Houston's fence is.), but the wall is 1' shorter! With such cheapness in the corners, they needed something to balance it. So many people decried center field for being pointless and contrived, but it gave the park some level of balance. In the end, I'd rather they have some unique look than the warehouses in other cities even if they screwed up the execution in places.
  9. MLB Changes 2017

    I wonder if the Cubs said the same thing when they got that wonky "Giles" Trophy. That classic fall color of green. Never been a fan of that year's logo package.
  10. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I can see that. I'm going to say if Houston wins one in LA, they'll win in 5. If they don't and LA can snipe one in Houston, they'll win in 6. If it goes 7, it's really a coin toss.
  11. MLB Changes 2017

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  12. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Son of a WHORE!!! They did it! THEY MADE THE HARRIDGE TROPHY THE REVERSE OF THE SUCKY NEW GILES TROPHY. Actually, no. They didn't even do that. They made it the same exact trophy, but with a different logo on it!
  13. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Well, I think the difference in tone for the team before the dynasty years and the switch to "New York, New York" can be summed up in the fact that this was the song that played after victories. It's hard to think of them like that, when they're still, in most people's minds "The Man".
  14. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    It's the ghosts. I was hoping that the Cubs could've come back. Would have gotten that monkey off our back. Plus, they would have done it to Dave Roberts. It's their second new trophy in two years. They had a trophy that got passed around like the Stanley Cup, replaced it with some wonky version, and now this Backyard Baseball looking crap? And they kept the name and have yet to actually acknowledge the change. They better not be changing the American League trophy to the same thing with the pennant going the opposite direction. Leage the Harridge Trophy alone!
  15. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread