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  1. MLB 2016 Changes

     *glares at the Diamondbacks*
  2. MLB 2016 Changes

      I'm just posting the pictures from the article about them.  All reveal images seem to show no numbers.  Could they be presenting the replica everywhere?
  3. MLB 2016 Changes

      That too.  I just finished the image, and realized how weird that is too.  I've always had a problem with piping-less blue uniforms looking more like pajamas than uniforms to me.  It's especially puzzling in this case, as it's the only uni in the set that doesn't have it.     Aaaaand I just realized the pants in the full image of the uniform doesn't have any piping.  Are they ditching it all like the Padres and, no doubt, the Brewers?  
  4. MLB 2016 Changes

    With all the changes that are being made, I'm starting to get excited and decided to get an early jump on the Wikipedia uniform images for the year.  As I do, I noticed something I didn't before.  The new Houston alternate will be the only one to not have a number on the front.     Admittedly, I've never had front numbers on my team's uniforms, but I really don't understand this.  Why do teams switch around which unis have front numbers and which don't?  I can maybe understand if you feel it looks better with one wordmark and worse with another, but in instances where the uniforms are exactly the same?  Why?    
  5. MLB 2016 Changes

      The numbers and name aren't actually there, just a photoshop job to show what it would look like.  That's why they're different.  They should be right in life.   On a side note, every post I've made in this thread now immediately loads the long post I'd written earlier.  Any idea how to get the new forum to quit that?
  6. Teams with Mascots that Don't Match Their Nicknames

      I... kinda really want to see a literal Jazz mascot now.   Well, if none of your ideas pan out...          
  7. MLB 2016 Changes

      Which is a shame, because if it weren't for the weird logo outline and the material, that would be a beautiful cap.   Although at least the outline looks good on Cleveland.  I don't know if that's a decent tradeoff for the other 29 teams, but...
  8. MLB 2016 Changes

      Yeah, but that will always be tucked in during play, no?   Is that red alt an actual new alt, or just the Spring Training jersey worn as an alt?  Either way, that was one of my favorite looks from the bunch, and I'm glad to see it getting some regular season love.  
  9. Teams with Mascots that Don't Match Their Nicknames

      I'm sorry...  I thought I had something crazy in my ear.   If the Yankees ever have a mascot, it should be a squirrel named Scooter.     Back on topic, when I heard someone say "Fat Elmo", I was thinking of the Xavier Musketeers' mascot:  
  10. MLB 2016 Changes

    Jeez.  Get busy for a week and a whole bunch of new uniform news drops.  It seems like every time I checked the main site, there was another new uni.  Time to catch up!     Ugggghhhhhh...  You know, through all this talk about stupid side-panels, I kind of smugly sat back and smiled as I said to myself "Thank friggin' goodness I never have to worry about this crap."  I am... greatly displeased to say the least.  Disgusting.   Okay, now onto the actual new stuff that has been released...   I really like the Houston Astros' new alternate for a few reasons.  One: any allusion to the tequila sunrise is a plus for me.  For people complaining the new unis are too boring, this is a nice step.  The second reason is because this is such a huge improvement on the last time when they were wearing similar BP's.  These look like actual uniforms!  The material looks professional.  When they used their BP's, they looked like they were thin plastic.   The Milwaukee Brewers took a good step with this uniform.  It's been compared to the Padres' new uni, and it's not just a matter of the colors.  It's a similar situation with the identity of the team.  It's a beginning, a small step towards greatness that one hopes the team will follow to a full change.  We'll see where this goes, but on it's own it's a pretty beautiful uniform.   The new Spring Training uniforms...  Admittedly, the BP's are kind of disappointing when watching Spring Training games, but these look much better in terms of quality.  Are the patches stupid?  Yes.  The interstate scheme makes sense on television when you're touring to visit each team, but make absolutely no sense in any other context.  30 Clubs in 30 Days SHOULD NOT be affecting design elements in uniforms.  I originally felt the orange/teal color scheme to be fitting for Florida, but strange for Arizona.  Then a closer look seemed to show the orange was pretty dark, dark enough to pass for a red rock-type color, but seeing the images in Fearless Leader's article show it's not.  Maybe a darker orange would cause the color scheme to look like oranges and sea for the Citrus League and red rock and turquoise for the Cactus League, but it's just not working here.  Maybe if they just gave them different friggin' colors it would work.   As for each uniform, I was trying to rate each, but I found that I kept having trouble because some uniforms are great but the caps are terrible, and vice-versa.  I'll just separate them.   For the jerseys... The Great: Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays, Indians, Astros, Mariners, Mets, Phillies, Nationals, Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants The Good: Rays, White Sox, Angels, Rangers, Reds, Diamondbacks, Rockies The Meh: Tigers, Marlins, Padres The Bad: Twins, Pirates The Ugly: Royals, Athletics, Braves   For the caps... The Great: Red Sox, Royals, Athletics, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Padres, Giants The Good: Orioles, White Sox, Indians, Angels, Rangers, Brewers The Meh: Yankees, Astros, Pirates The Bad: Rays, Twins, Mariners, Mets, Nationals, Rockies The Ugly: Blue Jays, Tigers, Marlins, Cubs   If you can't tell, the Royals, Athletics, and Braves were the reason I had to split it up.  Figures the worst of the bunch would be three uniforms that were emulating the very worse three great sets had to offer, some of the worst alternates in the league which each destroyed near-if-not perfect sets.   I can't believe I'm going to say this, but... I absolutely love the Yankees' navy home jersey, and would actually accept an alt if it looked like that.  It's just so striking and clean looking.   How are the Giants the only ones who figured out that if you've got an iconic look you don't necessarily need to screw with it.  The Yankees, Tigers, and Pirates could learn from this.  The Tigers caps, in particular, show why that D should never have an outline.  It's far too complicated a shape and the outline looks terrible, especially by itself.   I've never liked the look of the Rockies' mountain by itself.  It's too unbalanced to work as an element alone.  The Rays' starburst is strange in that it seems to actually look quite good on a piped jersey, but it seems greatly lacking on the cap.  Perhaps the smaller points just don't look good at a smaller scale.   I really like the White Sox jersey, but I had to dock it for focusing on the retro logo while having the current one on the sleeve.  Hopefully the difference in the photoshop means this is incorrect and the sock in diamond logo is what they're actually using.   And finally, I love the Indians cap just for the fact that it shows how much BETTER the block C looks with a nice white outline.  I'd hate it a lot less if it was outlined.  It actually looks good.
  11.   Hah!  Wow.  How'd I screw that up?  Looked at pictures of his car through each year to get the look of the numbering right, and I never figured out that was wrong.  Here ya go.  
  12.   Glad you enjoy it.  It really wasn't any trouble.  Except for the LSU basketball logos, I'd already had all that stuff pre-done.  A while ago I did the Big Five sports in advance so I could easily plug them in, and someone had already requested LSU football and basketball a while ago.  I didn't realize until after I'd posted it that you were more correct with the Blackhawks alternate logo, as the version I've been using is the one on the white jersey, and the version you'd had was the one for the red version, which would probably be better on the red background.  Lemme know if you want me to change it.   Silence, I finally finished it!  Since the Scott Dixon part includes the IRL championships, I switched it and Corvette so that there wouldn't be confusion with it being right next to the IRL championships.  Hope it looks good.     On a side note, Quillz is really causing a bit of a confusion.  He made his text below his name "Silence of the Rams".  Took me a second to figure that one out in my mind.
  13.     As I did with your original request a few months ago, I have a few clarifications when it comes to Corvette.  When you say LeMans and Daytona, do you mean the 24-hour races you'd requested last time?  And do you happen to have any pictures of the ALMS trophies?  I'm having trouble finding them.   As for the other requests...   Here you are, Flyersfan, although, I gotta say, if you're going to put this in your sig, you have GOT to remove some stuff.  Your sig's reaching almost a page's-worth of space.  There are ways around trimming some fat from what's there, or just shrinking them.  Lemme know if you'd like me to take a try, if the original creator isn't interested in taking care of it themselves (or, of course, you don't want to do it yourself).     As for BayouJim, I've made a number of updates since your sig was first put together, getting more information on the historical versions of the Peach Bowl trophy, etc, and also done historical versions of all the teams you included and half of the trophies.  Here's a version of your original sig with the missing championships...     And here's a version using my historical logos and such...     You can use whatever your prefer, or we can work together to split the difference.  It's your sig, so it's whatever you like.
  14. Best Possible Super Bowl 50 Uni Matchup

    I've been spending all this time being sad that the AFC would be wearing color because of how few good-looking white uniforms were in this years' NFC field, and then the Broncos do this.  It's amazing.   Unfortunately, I'm still a bit disappointed because I was looking forward to a blue Carolina team.
  15. Huh.  We seem to be in a bit of a situation.     ----   Wow.  Apparently the new boards keep your messages saved.  Neat.  That was still there. As everyone likely can tell, there was a bit of a weirdness going on there in terms of sigs disappearing and such, so I was unsure how to continue, and then when things came back, some stuff came up in my life.  It's been busy.  Time to get this stuff done now.  Sorry for the delay.