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  1. MLB changes 2018?

    Looks like here's the official new Opening Day logo for this season. The jagged lines still look rather off to me...
  2. Fun MLB Alternate Uniform Concepts

    NL East Added: Atlanta Braves (Cherokee Pride): In honor of the Cherokee Braves, this Braves alternate features the insignia and design of the native group's flag to wear the Braves name proudly. Miami Marlins (Past Meets Present): While the colors of the former Florida Marlins are missed, they have been brought back to create a black and teal past meets present alternate, celebrating the former franchise while keeping the current franchise design in mind. New York Mets (90s Fauxback/City Pride): The style of this uniform can be classified as ugly and 90s-esque, but the NYC skyline with a flat Mets script creates probably the most unique alternate uniform and celebrates the city and the team. The pant stripe is also notably the same pattern as the NYC flag. Philadelphia Phillies (70s-80s Throwback): The Phillies design hasn't seen much change outside of the 70s and 80s. The logical route for the Phillies is to go beyond the expected and bring back the somewhat ugly baby blue uniform and logos from this era. The shade of red is adjusted to the modern shade as well. Washington Nationals (City Pride): The much less used DC logo is given new reason with this alternate shaped around Washington DC. The notable part of this uniform that differentiates itself from the usual alternate uniforms is the DC flag striping on the sleeves. Up Next: NL Central
  3. Fun MLB Alternate Uniform Concepts

    Hi all, Decided to create a fun and new alternate concept for each MLB team, starting with the AL East then moving all the way down to the NL West. I will also be stating the style I used as well. Leave your thoughts in the comments. Without further ado, here are my AL East concepts: Baltimore Orioles (Fauxback): Using the "swinging bird" logo, I created the first Orioles jersey to not feature the traditional text used. The uniform also follows the style of the 1970s-1990s uniforms with extra long sleeves and similar piping. The cap remains the same as the one they currently use. Boston Red Sox (City/Boston Strong): In spite of not fitting the team name at all in terms of colors, the uniform uses the colors of the Boston city flag and evokes a sense of city pride (if not for the hat having a canny resemblance to the UCLA bruins logo). This uniform is meant to embody and empower the city of Boston on game-day. New York Yankees (1930s Throwback): The Yankees have been lacking any form of an alternate uniform for ages and this glory days throwback expresses enough class and style to be fit for the historical organization. The logo features a faded white and the old jersey and hat logos from the 1930s-40s. Tampa Bay Rays (Traditional): While not the most exciting alternate, it makes a much needed addition of the "Tampa Bay" name into the lore of the organization. Toronto Blue Jays (Past-Meets-Present): Using the old style of the Jays since the teams inception, but featuring the modern logo and font makes this alternate a classy and nostalgic addition to their Canadian pride alternate. Up Next: AL Central
  4. Fun MLB Alternate Uniform Concepts

    The AL West has been added: Houston Astros (Present Meets Past): I used the infamous Astros "rainbow/spectrum" uniforms from the 1970s-80s as the basis for this uniform. I replaced the peripheral colors of yellow and red with the current color scheme of orange and blue, to give the modern color and uniform scheme some representation on an otherwise classic uniform. LA Angels (City Pride): I used the traditional Angels elements used for the past decade, but paid some homage to the city of Anaheim's flag, especially after the Angels stopped using the city in their team name. The silver is replaced with the yellow from the flag and some of the flag's baby blue is added, giving a mixed pride and fauxback look. Oakland A's (Fauxback): The elephant finally gets its fair due on the A's uniform, combining that and the colors and style of the 80s A's to create a new fake throwback uniform that looks classic and classy. Seattle Mariners (Present Meets Past): As pioneers of the past meets present uniform, I decided to flip it and create a uniform using the modern colors but using an older version of the Mariners logos. While it wanes in comparison to the Mariners' brilliant past meets present right right now. I also brought back the teal cap for the first time since the 90s. Texas Rangers (Traditional): While this uniform may look similar to their current red alternate, there are some notable differences. First, the sleeves have an added color to the ends. Second, and most prominently, the front now reads "Rangers" for the first time since the 90s, giving the team name some love for once. Finally, the right sleeve now features the Rangers' Texas alternate used during Spring Training. The NL East comes next...
  5. Fun MLB Alternate Uniform Concepts

    AL Central added: Chicago White Sox (Past Meets Present): Using the White Sox's current black and white color scheme on a 1970s-80s throwback creates a nice nod back to the past while using the unique color scheme. Cleveland Indians (City Pride): The jersey features a patch featuring the Cleveland city flag logo, with the designs on it replaced with the Indians' historical logos and the color being the Indians' current color scheme. Detroit Tigers (Fauxback): Using an updated variation of the Tigers' 1980s logo with the 2000s tiger face inside, this blue alternate jersey pays homage to the old teams, while this jersey was never official to begin with. Kansas City Royals (Traditional): I used the Royals old baby blue on top of their new "crown" logo used mostly for BP. The uniform also contains a lot more gold to emphasize that color in the organization. Minnesota Twins (Traditional): While it was difficult to come up with a nice design for Minnesota, I decided on making a red alternate uniform. While this uniform isn't anything unique, it will allow the Twins to stand out.
  6. Hey all, I decided to try and create retired number banners for current NBA players and their respective teams. These banners are based off the actual style of retired number banners the team uses (with exception to LAC and OKC since they havent retired any numbers yet). Justifications as to why I did or did not include certain players (HM=Honorable Mentions) are included below as well. I hope you think these are good and they are free to use and respond with any suggestions! I will be doing this series for the NHL as well after! ATLANTA: Joe Johnson (played majority of his all-star career with the organization and led them to many playoff births) HM: Josh Smith, Al Horford (neither put up good enough numbers) BOSTON: None No HM BROOKLYN: Vince Carter (All-star and leader for all of his nearly 6 years with the team), Brook Lopez (considering the Nets history of honoring long-tenured players and Lopez's solid numbers, it's very likely he'll see his number in the rafters) HM: Richard Jefferson, Deron Williams (neither were as effective as the other two players mentioned) CHARLOTTE: Kemba Walker (will be a multi-time all-star, a first for the "Hornets" in years) No HM CLEVELAND: LeBron James (OBVIOUS REASONS) HM: Mo Williams (not effective enough), Kevin Love (too early to call/not on team long enough), Kyrie Irving (went out on sour note) CHICAGO: Derrick Rose (a homegrown kid, multi-time all-star, and only the second Bulls player to win MVP outside of MJ) HM: Joakim Noah (DPOY but didn't do much outside of that and a few all-star appearances) DALLAS: Dirk Nowitzki (OBVIOUS REASONS) No HM DENVER: Carmelo Anthony (Denver scoring leader and put the team back on the map after years of futility) No HM DETROIT: None No HM GOLDEN STATE: Stephen Curry (OBVIOUS REASONS), Klay Thompson (leader and all-star for the current team, likely career Warrior), Draymond Green (top-tier defensive talent and leader for Warriors) HM: Kevin Durant (not on team long enough yet), Monta Ellis (not effective enough/bad teams) HOUSTON: James Harden (likely career Rocket, potential future MVP, and consistent all-star and team leader) No HM INDIANA: None HM: Paul George (left on sour note and didn't play with team long enough) LA CLIPPERS: Chris Paul (team leader and consistent all-star, delivering Clips to playoffs), Blake Griffin (career Clip, multi-time all-star, fashioned lob city era) HM: DeAndre Jordan (not effective enough) LA LAKERS: None HM: Pau Gasol (didn't play with team long enough and wasn't effective enough) MEMPHIS: Marc Gasol (all-star and Memphis' soft process on retired numbers) HM: Mike Conley (too early to call/not effective enough), Pau Gasol (didn't play on team long enough) MIAMI: Chris Bosh (sad story/way he went out, multi-time all-star), Dwyane Wade (OBVIOUS REASONS), LeBron James (brought in championships and was MVP with Heat) HM: Udonis Haslem (devoted, but not effective enough to pass Heat's lenient standards) MILWAUKEE: None HM: Giannis Antetokounmpo (too early to call) MINNESOTA: Kevin Love (multi-time all-star and double double leader) No HM NEW ORLEANS: Anthony Davis (Multi-time all-star and leader for Pels) HM: Demarcus Cousins (not on team long enough yet) NEW YORK: Carmelo Anthony (leader and all-star all 7 years on the team) No HM OKLAHOMA CITY: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant (BOTH OBVIOUS REASONS) HM: James Harden (not on team long enough), Nick Collison (not effective enough, despite longest tenure) ORLANDO: None HM: Dwight Howard (disrespected team and city, very up in the air/not a guarantee) PHILADELPHIA: None No HM PHOENIX: N/A (do not have retired number banners) PORTLAND: Damien Lillard (multi-time all-star, leader, and likely career Blazer) HM: LaMarcus Aldridge (not on team long enough and not effective enough in time there) SAN ANTONIO: Manu Ginobili (career Spur and team leader), Tony Parker (see "Manu"), Kawhi Leonard (multi-time DPOY and all-star, new team leader) No HM SACRAMENTO: None HM: Demarcus Cousins (wasn't effective/respected enough in tenure, plus Kings' reluctance to retire numbers easily) TORONTO: Vince Carter (multi-time all-star and put Raptors on the map), Demar DeRozan (Canadian player, multi-time all-star, and career Raptor) HM: Kyle Lowry (too up-in-the-air) UTAH: None HM: Deron Williams (disrespected organization and not effective enough) WASHINGTON: John Wall (career Wizard, multi-time all-star and team leader) HM: Bradley Beal (too early to cal, no all-star appearances)
  7. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    I would try that, but the majority of the NFL do not have retired numbers, banners, or showcases in any form because of the NFL's strict number rules.
  8. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Finally, I added the MLB: AL Baltimore: Adam Jones HM: Chris Davis, Zach Britton (Not enough achievement) Boston: Dustin Pedroia No HM Chicago White Sox: None HM: Chris Sale (Not enough time with team/went out on sour note), Alexei Ramirez (not enough accomplishment, even with Sox's easy standards) Cleveland: Corey Kluber, Jason Kipnis HM: Jose Ramirez (not enough time with team yet), C.C. Sabathia (not enough team success) Detroit: Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera HM: Curtis Granderson (not on team long enough) Houston: Jose Altuve HM: Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa (Both still need more time) Kansas City: Salvador Perez HM: Eric Hosmer (not enough achievement, sans World Series win), Zach Grienke (didn't play on team long/effective enough) LA Angels: Mike Trout HM: Albert Pujols (not enough achievement) Minnesota: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau (literally retiring tomorrow but still counts) No HM NY Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, Robinson Cano HM: Brett Gardner (not enough achievement), Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez (both haven't played nearly long enough yet) Oakland: None No HM Seattle: Felix Hernandez, Ichiro Suzuki HM: Robinson Cano (not on team long enough yet) Tampa Bay: Evan Longoria HM: David Price (went out badly) Texas: Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre HM: Elvis Andrus (not enough achievement) Toronto: Jose Bautista HM: Josh Donaldson (not on team long enough yet), Edwin Encarnacion (not enough achievement) (Blue Jays also have very strict number retirement standards) NL Arizona: Paul Goldschmidt No HM Atlanta: None HM: Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann (both not enough achievement) Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant HM: Jake Arrieta (not on team long enough) Cincinnati: Joey Votto No HM Colorado: Nolan Arenado HM: Charlie Blackmon (not enough achievement), Matt Holliday (not on team long enough) LA Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw HM: Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig (both not enough achievement), Zach Grienke (not on team long enough), Corey Seager (not on team long enough yet) Miami: Hanley Ramirez, Mike/Giancarlo Stanton No HM Milwaukee: None HM: Ryan Braun (steroids) NY Mets: David Wright, Jose Reyes HM: Noah Syndergaard (not on team long enough yet), Matt Harvey (not enough achievement outside of Cy Young) Philadelphia: Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins HM: Ryan Howard (not enough accomplishment in later years), Cole Hamels (not enough accomplishment [borderline]), Cliff Lee (not on team long enough) Pittsburgh: Andrew McCutchen HM: Neil Walker (not enough accomplishment) San Diego: None HM: Chase Headley (not enough accomplishment) San Francisco: Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner HM: Pablo Sandoval (not enough accomplishment in later years) St. Louis: Albert Pujols, Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina HM: Matt Holliday (not enough accomplishment to pass Cards' strict standards) Washington: Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, Ryan Zimmerman HM: None
  9. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    I will. They'll unfortunately be a bit more bland due to the nature of baseball retired numbers, but I'm working on it!
  10. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    While those would seemingly be gimmes, I state multiple times I'm only talking players currently in the league. Thus, other players outside of the ones you mentioned, like Shane Doan and Patrik Elias are not included.
  11. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Fixed. My bad!
  12. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Here's the NHL series: Anaheim: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf HM: None Arizona: None (Note: Shane Doan has already retired and is not eligible) HM: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Max Domi (Both need to play longer and have more team success) Boston: Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara HM: Brad Marchand, Tukka Rask (No/not enough all-star appearances, respecively), Joe Thornton, Tyler Seguin (Both didn't play on team long enough) Buffalo: None HM: Jack Eichel (Needs to play longer), Jason Pominville (Not effective enough) Calgary: Jarome Iginla HM: Johnny Gaudreau (Needs to play a little bit longer) Carolina: Eric Staal HM: Cam Ward (Not effective enough despite being career Hurricane) Chicago: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford HM: Brent Seabrook (Not as effective as the others) Colorado: None HM: Nathan MacKinnon (needs to play longer), Paul Stasny (not effective enough) Columbus: Rick Nash HM: Sergei Babrovsky (need more years of productivity) Dallas: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin HM: None Detroit: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg HM: Jimmy Howard (Not enough accomplishments to comply with Red Wings' high standards) Edmonton: Connor McDavid HM: None Florida: None HM: Roberto Luongo (not effective enough in time there) Los Angeles: Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty HM: None Minnesota: Marian Gaborik HM: Devan Dubnyk, Mikko Koivu (Both need some more effective years) Montreal: Carey Price HM: PK Subban (didn't play on team long enough) Nashville: Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber HM: Roman Josi (needs more years of effectiveness) New Jersey: None HM: Travis Zajac (not effective enough despite long tenure), Taylor Hall (needs more years) NY Islanders: John Tavares HM: None NY Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh HM: Jaromir Jagr (needed more years on team) Ottawa: Erik Karlsson HM: Jason Spezza (Not effective enough) Philadelphia: Claude Giroux HM: Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek (Both need more all-star appearances) Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Jaromir Jagr, Kris Letang HM: None San Jose: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns HM: Martin Jones (Needs more years of effectiveness) St Louis: Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo HM: Alexander Steen (not effective enough) Tampa Bay: Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos HM: Victor Hedman (needs a few more years of effectiveness) Toronto: None HM: Auston Matthews (needs a few more years at same caliber) Vancouver: Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Roberto Luongo HM: None Vegas: None HM: None Washington: Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom HM: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Needs to play longer) Winnipeg: Dustin Byfuglien HM: Patrick Laine (needs a few more years at same caliber), Mark Scheifle (Needs some all-star appearances) If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to comment.
  13. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

  14. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    In response to some of your suggestions I have made four new banners for the players I missed or incorrectly only gave Honorable: Pau Gasol (LAL), Udonis Haslem, Jameer Nelson (ORL), and Andrei Kirilenko (UTH). Note the Magic one is a concept since they do not have any real retired numbers to this point. I will be making a bunch of NHL banners soon. Remember, though, these players have to be current, so notable exclusions I had included Tracy McGrady (Orlando and Houston), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota and Boston), Ray Allen (Milwaukee and Boston), and others.
  15. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Interesting. Totally forgot about him, but considering he left for a rival in Golden State and he didn't make an all-star appearance like big Z did (a "charity/loyalty case" retirement), he'd be a good honorable mention, but not a likely one.
  16. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    While I would usually go this route, unfortunately he hasn't played on the team long enough yet. It's the same reasoning I used for not having players like Cousins' number retired by NOLA. They simply need to play a bit longer and considering Durant has a short term deal and already won a championship, it could be possible for him to leave quickly. Why I retired his number on OKC in spite of the bad way he went out was because his accomplishments on OKC are arguably some of the best in team history. The reason I give his number a retirement over those of other players who went out poorly like George and Howard is due to the MVP he won. The only player I gave exception to was Melo in Denver simply due to his impact on a truly horrid team and Denver's lenient retired number policy.
  17. Seattle NHL Logo concept

    THAT. IS. BEAUTIFUL. Looks so perfect I can't even describe how perfect it is anymore...
  18. City/State Color Identities

    Gotta use the Blue and Red-orange for the NY teams since those are the city colors and 3 teams already use them (Knicks, Mets, and Isles) Red and Blue is too bland and irrelevant.
  19. New York Isles Update

    This works really well, especially considering the team is and will no longer be playing in Long Island for the foreseeable future!
  20. 2018 Winter Classic

    One major problem: colors. In your concept, the Rangers have blue uniforms while the Sabres have white uniforms. This needs to be the opposite, as the Sabres are the "home" team due to MSG tax exceptions. The concepts are great otherwise as long as you fix the colors.
  21. 90s to Now Series

    After some time, I finally completed the MLB jersey set for the 90s to Now series. However, I notably excluded the Angels, Brewers, and Pirates from the Uniform part since in spite of the logo changes, the uniforms did not change colors as much, making the creation unoriginal and, just, nothing. I did the rest though and I believe the Rays definitely look the coolest/best, while the Padres one is simply a bit bland, although the majority of the uniforms aren't as exciting as the other leagues due to the lack of color in the MLB road uniforms. Hope you all enjoyed this series!
  22. 90s to Now Series

    Decided to do a mini-series inspired by the Mariners "Past Meets Present" scheme. However, the reverse applies to this series, as I am taking the best/most infamous sports logos of the 90s and giving them a modern color refresh, rather than the other way around. I'm starting off with the NHL, before moving onto the NBA, and MLB (I'm skipping the NFL because the league significantly lacks iconic "90s" logos and colors). With regard to the NHL series, the logos featured are the only ones that had noticeable color changes. In my opinion, the Blues and Canucks old logos with their new color schemes look the best while the old Capitals logo looks the worst with its new scheme. Hope you enjoy this series!
  23. 90s to Now Series

    Those 7 were the only ones with significant logo/color/name changes since the league began in the 90s (with exception to the Sounders and Eighty-Sixers/Whitecaps since they existed before the league started).
  24. 90s to Now Series

    Hey guys! Sorry it took a while, but I added the NBA uniforms. I personally think the best are Thunder/Sonics and the Sixers. My least favorite is the Rockets, which I think is still overly complex. MLB coming soon as well.
  25. 90s to Now Series

    I made a quick update to the Rangers uniforms, making them more on the line of the historical uniforms, while still giving it the "90s" touch: