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  1. I do think the road uniform is better with the alterations. The teal used to just blend in with the navy wordmark and white outline. However, this prevented the tweak I actually wanted to see: Using teal like the Orioles use orange (a statement I've been saying a lot lately) would allow the Mariners to stand out from the other navy teams and promote their unique color scheme. Also, going down to one outline makes for clearer scripts.
  2. Eh, I like Twin Cities Twins. It may be redundant, but it still sounds nice and identifies their precise location. It's also four syllables, so it doesn't sound too odd. I also like Twin Cities Vikings. However, I prefer Minneapolis Timberwolves and St. Paul Wild. "Minneapolis" connects the Timberwolves to the Minneapolis Lakers. Also, given how the Timberwolves were pricks to any hockey team trying to move into the Target Center (partially causing the North Stars to move) and how the Wild had to have a St. Paul arena, St. Paul makes sense as a location name for the Wild. I just don't like state names. Phoenix Diamondbacks, Denver Rockies, Dallas Rangers (or Chaparrals), etc., all sound better than state names. I remember seeing a few Rangers throw a fit when somebody suggested changing the name to "Dallas Rangers," but they'd get over it soon enough.
  3. There are way too many teams with blue-crowned caps. The Angels can be the AL navy/red team that uses red caps/sleeves/belts/socks, while the Twins use navy caps/accessories (with red as a minor accent color), the Red Sox split the difference on both uniforms (navy caps and belts, with red sleeves and striped socks), and the Indians alternate on their home and road uniforms (red at home, navy on the road). If none of those teams can outright change their color schemes, that's the best course of action.
  4. I may be a homer: AT&T Park has beautiful architecture (well-placed scoreboards, modernized approximations of vintage ballpark quirks, and good interplay between the dark green/brick colors) and gorgeous views from nearly all vantage points. Heck, even the coke slide and glove are nice features (don't detract from the aesthetics of the park). As for stadiums around the world, I have a few favorites: Henningsvær Stadion - Lofoten Islands, Norway Ottmar Hitzfeld stadium - FC Gspon's stadium - Gspon, Switzerland Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia
  5. So, I've seen the latest episode of Rebels, and... I'm looking forward to the finale.
  6. You could have said it with a little more tact. Because $hit like this: ...speaks to the stigma around mental illness, dismissing those who struggle with it and can see no way out as "selfish." End the stigma. So, MLB uniforms 2017?
  7. Yes, you do have to do something. Public condemnation, long suspensions (longer than PED suspensions), and mandated public service/drug awareness campaigns should be in effect.
  8. I can see both camps of thought for taking off the patch or leaving it on. The players' feelings about their friend (who was certainly an inspirational figure, in the public's eyes) do matter, but it is pretty scummy to keep the patch and tributes around. I'm firmly for taking the patch off and Benoit-ing Fernandez. It would be a powerful message against substance abuse in the league. Going from "Let's expend all of our energy into honoring him" to a complete Damnatio Memoriae would establish a good precedent. No player, no matter how good or friendly they were, is above being condemned for DUI/vehicular manslaughter. This all could have been avoided if the Marlins had simply slowed their roll in honoring him. No number retirement (at least publicly), no streets named after him, and no memorial patch until the investigation concluded. Having empathy for the players and his family is a good thing, but memorializing him isn't necessary or warranted.
  9. I'm fully aware of that. However, it's always been a part of the Marlins' identity to have a fish icon on their cap logo. Also, with the way they've designed their fish icon, it really doesn't work on its own. Having it on the script, but not on the cap logo also isn't an option, for congruity reasons. If the Marlins wanted to ditch the fish icon on the cap, they'd have to redesign the fish. I think something like the SB Nation blog logo could work: Also, an Art Deco-styled version of the International League Marlins' cartoon logo could work as a sleeve patch (updated by @ZionEagle):
  10. Boston Red Sox road uniform, 1979-89 A boring navy-only block script and the lack of the McAuliffe/Red Sox number font easily make this the worst look in team history. At least the 2009-13 road uniforms used the correct fonts. Cincinnati Reds, 1999-2006 (after "Big Road Machine" atrophy) Way to mess up your color distribution there, guys. Also, the drop shadows kind of blew. Anything the Mariners wore from 1981-86 Double outlines without necessity, massive stripes, powder blue for some of that period, and the ugliest cap logo in the sport's history all come together for a truly hideous set. The Mets in their black phase, 1998-2011 (2013, if you count alternates) It was a look most unbecoming of the team. Drop shadows paired with scripts and fonts that were never meant to handle them, the corruption of a fantastic color scheme that didn't need black, and the pairing of black caps, sleeves, and socks with the non-black uniforms are all points against this set. Throw in a cream pinstripe uniform at the end of the set's life, and you've got a noxious stew going. The Pirates' various combinations, 1977-1986 The quickest way to develop cataracts, in uniform form! At least the A's had the good sense to use vests to limit the amount of gold on their uniforms, while rarely donning the gold and green pants in their post-1971 combos. The South Texas Railmen Houston Astros, 2000-12 I chose a picture of their home uniform to point out the painful incongruity between the team name and the rest of their visual identity. If the Astros wanted to pursue this identity, they should have either changed their name to the "Railmen" or something similar (maybe they could do something with the Colts name, in a non-gun context). While their current look may be boring, at least they're wearing their traditional navy/orange color scheme and paying some small lip service to the Tequila Sunrise sets. Chicago White Sox, 1983-1986 (and identity confusion 2013-present) Winning ugly, then losing ugly, then getting co-opted by Adidas for college baseball uniforms, and finally being tossed into the White Sox's identity crisis (in the process maligning a fantastic uniform set) has been these uniform's trajectory. Say what you want about the circus set, at least those uniforms had actual white socks (both stirrups and sanitaries, not just sanitaries).
  11. What's the point in naming a team after an animal, if a logo featuring said animal isn't in the identity?
  12. Well, where would they put their fish icon, or a fish icon that fits with the Art Deco/neon signage aesthetic? It doesn't really work on its own.
  13. My objection to the navy-copper-red Oilers identity is simple. Look at what it replaced: Vibrant colors and a classic template, associated with the greatest player and one of the most powerful dynasties in the history of the sport, should not have been replaced by that dark garbage. That's also why I have a problem with the WHA sweaters becoming the primary home sweaters. However, the old shoulder patch does look pretty good in the classic colors (per @McCarthy):
  14. Investigation concludes that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is to blame for fatal boating crash. Maybe this would be a good time for the Marlins to drop the memorial patch, and for the league to take serious steps towards addressing DUI problems.
  15. Saban, much like Disney, sadly won't let him show off his tattoos. Now you know why Dino Thunder Tommy always wore turtlenecks and long-sleeved t-shirts.