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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    You could always be like @hockey week and just call it purple and green, with a cruel comment about “Paul Kariya’s tears“ (before we learned that he was severely concussed at the time) and how people only love the identity because of nostalgia. I get that he was “bullied” by fans of the movies who “didn’t understand hockey,” but his attitude came off as both dismissive and gate-keeping. I’m glad he and Octopus have stopped chiming in on the Ducks. I like real discussion of it, without assuming everybody who liked the old identity was a Disney shill/blinded by nostalgia. It added little to the conversation. The third sweater is a messy hodgepodge, but it also demonstrates why the Ducks should start from scratch with their look. They’ve never had a solid set of logos that could stand up to time, instead opting to trend-chase. Just keep the name and a retro third, while rebooting everything else.
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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    It’s the uniform equivalent of this: It’s for when you want a hodgepodge of retro elements on a moder frame with little concern about how they mesh together. An ugly mess ensues.
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    One Year Uniforms

    “A” would work if the team still played in Philadelphia and Kansas City, but A’s has been in Oakland for nearly 50 years and associated with the best periods in franchise history (the 1970s “Swingin’ A’s). I’m in favor of keeping the “A’s” over “A.”
  4. It's funnier with audio (Kamen Rider Blade has a "reputation" of sorts)! I get where you're coming from. Take care of yourself, and come back when you feel like you're ready. Trust me, I've had plenty of moments like that over the years. The "St. Louis" script looks better with a lower tail, good work! I also like the small stripes on the birds-on-bat set.
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    MJD7 x Victormrey | World Baseball Classic: Panama

    Well, I like what I'm seeing! Israel: I really like the revision, @Victormrey. You've done good work in using their color scheme and setting up the dual/Northwestern stripe pattern. The powder blue uniform with the Hebrew script is a good touch. Italia: @MJD7, you've done a good job with giving the team a more distinct identity. The addition of green, the contrast-colored sleeves, and the striping pattern are fantastic. I find that I like the red numbers of the update, yet prefer the solid cap on the home uniform. The flag-centric set is also fantastic. Well done! Nippon: The tweaks are pretty solid here, Victor. The country pride set makes good use out of the sublimated patterns and takes advantage of the red hue. Nice work! Mexico: The racing stripes were an inspired touch! I would have liked to see a split letter number font (kind of like the old Grizzlies or Blue Jays), but I get that it'd pose legibility problems on a pinstriped background. The Aztec pattern uniform is a strong addition to their uniform package. The Netherlands: You've handled the color scheme very well here, with appropriate tweaks for the scheme. I like the art reference on the orange jersey, but I must admit that the powder outlined in white is a bit too bright for my tastes. I'm not sure how you'd fix that (since altering it defeats the point of the design), but I'd pin it on personal preference. Well done. Nicaragua: As @Carolingian Steamroller said, I really like the alternate and the way you've handled the jersey striping. The primary home and road looks are both fantastic, working well with the fonts and colors. I'm a sucker for shoulder stripes, and your minimalist version of them was excellent. It's good! I can't wait for more, hopefully with more timely C+C on my end.
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    Negro League Teams in the Present Day (Indianapolis Clowns)

    The Clowns are a fantastic finale to the series! I like how you balanced the all-primary color scheme, which is never an easy feat. The scripts are fantastic as well. I’d say the Grays, Monarchs, and Oaks are my favorites. Well done!
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    MLB: The Defunct Saga - Los Angeles Angels Added

    LOS ANGELES ANGELS (FORMER WASHINGTON SENATORS/NATIONALS or expansion team) - It's time to (Jack Kent) Cooke! One important twist in the Senators/Nationals relocation story is that the Griffiths originally considered moving out west. As this Hardball Times article states: Calvin Griffith dreamed of going out west, only to be turned back by officials who wanted a team that wasn't a flaming trash heap. However, what if the move went through, and Griffith got an expansion team to join him out west? I reasoned that the team would have completed the move/expansion process by 1958 (then a revolutionary prospect), changing their name to the traditional PCL moniker of "Angels" and adopting the I also reasoned that Griffith wouldn't have found the LA officials nearly as accommodating as O'Malley did, seeing as how the team blew chunks and didn't have O'Malley-level cash flow. After shacking up for a few years in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum while trying to build a stadium, Griffith got fed up. In 1964, he sold the team to a very certain Canadian businessman with a knack for baseball: Enter Jack Kent Cooke, the most recent owner of the International League's Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a member of the Continental League in our timeline, so it would make sense that he'd want to get in on owning a major-league team.2 With the Lakers, Angels, and (soon) Kings in tow, he set about crafting a sports brand for a complex in Inglewood. It would include an arena (the LA Forum) and a baseball stadium (Angel Stadium, albeit in Inglewood and not Anaheim). The teams' colors would all be Forum Blue (purple) and Gold, and their branding would share fonts. Although Cooke would eventually sell the team in the 1970s, they would go on to have success with his identity package and carry it over through the years with minor modernization tweaks throughout. If you're wondering how the expansion version of this would play out, just replace Calvin Griffith with an expansion group from LA. This scenario would also work with the 1961 AL Angels, with Cooke moving the team to Inglewood instead of Gene Autry and Walt Disney shifting to Anaheim (for more info about the "Orange Curtain," read Lisa McGirr's Suburban Warriors). Basically, this was my attempt to merge bits of the Lakers, PCL Angels, and AL Angels into a cohesive identity. The primary brings together bits of the Angels' vintage logos, with the diamond, ball, and wings. The secondary/cap insignia homages the PCL Angels' cap logo, with a halo and in the italicized "Showtime" font (created by Conrad). The roundel acts as a tertiary. The home/road uniforms stay pretty simple, yet do plenty to showcase the purple/yellow color scheme. The wordmarks use the Showtime font, while the fonts include MLB Block with Serifs (like the Twins, one of the few Senationalators bits left in the identity) and varsity serif NOB's. I drew a lot of inspiration from this Lakers jacket (thanks for finding it, @Lights Out) in crafting the wordmarks. The sock stripes are off of my AL Angels concept, while the sleeve/pants stripes come from the Philadelphia A's concept earlier in the thread. The alternates allude to the PCL Angels' waffle weave shoulder stripes, albeit shrunken to add NOB/wordmark space and paired with contrasting stripes. I reasoned that it was a modernization/taming of an experimental 1970s design. The yellow version uses a yellow-crowned cap and yellow socks (with the stripes of the Lakers' old shorts panels), while the purple variant employs the "LA" logo as a crest (akin to several PCL Angels uniform templates). The yellow alternate also uses the tertiary on the sleeve. The second set of alternates includes a yellow-billed cap and an homage to the 1942 and 1935 Angels' uniforms, with the navy/red of the Senationalators (crests were also a big part of the Sens/Nats identity, so it works as a tribute to them). The multi-colored interlock design is off of the Angels' later cap insignias, while the socks are off of this uniform. The main jacket is purple with yellow/white/yellow shoulder stripes and the nickname wordmark. It also has trim stripes meant to accentuate each team color. The heritage jacket is a Braves-style design, albeit with the wordmark from my NL Angels (former Dodgers) concept and creme replacing white. I love the whole "Jack Kent Cooke in LA" aesthetic, and it was pretty fun to translate it into a baseball design that featured bits of the AL Angels' identity. It also provided me a way to allow the relocated Sens/Nats to renew themselves in a new location, much like what happened to the Orioles and Rangers. C+C is appreciated, as always! Up next, let's go a bit northwards for the other landing spot of the Senationalators/AL expansion team. 1Paul Francis Sullivan, “The Franchise Moves That Almost Happened | The Hardball Times,” The Hardball Times, June 21, 2011, https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/the-franchise-moves-that-almost-happened/. 2“UPI Focus: Jack Kent Cooke Dies,” UPI, April 6, 1997, https://www.upi.com/Archives/1997/04/06/UPI-Focus-Jack-Kent-Cooke-dies/1196860302800/.
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    MLB: The Defunct Saga - Los Angeles Angels Added

    Thanks! I really like underlining the "w," as its emulates the underlining of the "Twins" script (highlighting "win"). The uniform doesn't really work as well with the "DC," but I can see the appeal. Thanks! I really do not like the Metrodome-era look. It's dated, has an indistinct color balance, and is fairly generic. However, it was not that tough to morph it into a set for the Senationalitors (which, is a bit of a testament to its generic-ness). I like doing uncanny valley-style concepts like these, it's a bit of my inner @robbman21 showing up. Well, you guys will see! Thanks! The Wishbone C really adds something to the design. I like it! The reason I didn't go with it initially was that I figured no vestigial logos would remain, unlike the Twins' 1987 redesign. I also wanted to develop a Twins-style "C" for an upcoming attempted relocation, so it was the perfect excuse to unveil it. It'll be perfect for when/if I do a simulation of the Twins' current mess of an identity (at least the Metrodome-era set was cohesive). Up next, time to go west!
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    "Flying Sock" Logo History

    Tell me about it. I just wish @CC97 was a little more attentive about complaints from the forums and willing to delegate updating responsibilities/engage with the forum base.
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    San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

    Colorwerx can do you one better, with official colors: If anything, the brown is supposed to be darker/more robust than the older shade. That team color codes site is very untrustworthy.
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    2018 MLB Season

    Sees what tweets are about: Can the Brewers have just one period of contention without an asshat on the team?
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    San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

    Some people have a fascination with the vintage PCL. It's part of why Ebbets Field Flannels does so much business. However, not all of the PCL teams had particularly memorable looks or names. The PCL Padres had some pretty inventive designs, some of which the NL Padres have emulated over the years (to varying degrees of success): While these imitations aren't exact, they get the basic idea across: Of course, a lot of the PCL color schemes were navy/red, royal/red, and navy/orange permutations. That's why I maintain that the NL Padres should update some PCL aesthetics and put their own spin on it (read: brown/yellow, navy/powder/orange, brown/powder/yellow, etc.). Just imitating the PCL Padres whole-cloth doesn't work in a modern age of branding.
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    San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

    They’re good for hosting other teams for 81 dates in a fantastic stadium. Sometimes, I think it would’ve been better for the team to move to DC in the 1970s. At least navy/red is an appropriate color scheme there (with a slate blue/black/copper phase in the 1990s-early ‘00s, because they’d still be trend-chasers). A 1990s expansion team in San Diego wouldn’t have the branding baggage of the 1969 expansion team.
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    Negro League Teams in the Present Day (Indianapolis Clowns)

    Atlanta: It’s a well-executed update of an unorthodox design. I also like the shift to royal/red, as it makes for a better blend with the 1970s Braves. Good work! Pittsburgh: That’s a fantastic update of the Crawford’s look. I like how the “P” looks on its own on the alternate jersey, especially with the thin striping. Philadelphia: While I like the super-traditional version, the 1970s-‘80s look is amazing! It’s believable within the period’s design conventions (not a direct copy of the Tequila Sunrise) and is memorable/memorably bad. Nice job here! Oakland: The uniform design works really well within the “split letter” aesthetic of the scripts/Oakland’s city emblem. The leaves on the sleeves are an inspired touch. I do find myself preferring the orange to the silver, but I think that yellow would be even better, given it’s place on the Oakland city flag. You’ve done a fantastic job!
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    Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Griffey’s glass house must have looked nice.