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  1. MLB changes 2018?

    Link to the audio (starts at 14:49): https://www.mighty1090.com/episode/ron-fowler-on-expectations-uniforms-black-hole-at-ss-why-not-interviewing-dave-roberts-was-a-mistake/
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    Much better. They don't need white pants and numbers here just because that's what they wore in the past. This combo is simply gorgeous, and far superior, imo.
  3. Seems like the use of "sox" was popular in advertisements back then too: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/recycled/2007/10/x_marks_the_baseball_team.html But I agree that it would be too forced. You might see "Jax" written here and there like "Rox" though, but it shouldn't be official. Speaking of the Rockies- I think Colorado can get away with that name because the Rocky Mountains is the most majestic mountain range in the country, and it defines the state and Denver. Cascades is cool, but that name might seem forced. It's still better than "Beavers", though. How epic would a view of the mountains from their stadium be, though? Portland Denver
  4. You say "transplant-heavy" as if these areas are mostly populated by transplants. Again- these are major metropolitan areas that have always had comparable populations to areas with pro teams, and have seen steady, sustainable growth over a long period of time. You already have generations who suffered without a team. The younger generation right now is suffering without a team. So yeah, you do have "baked-in" fan bases waiting for teams. But that's all I have to say about this. I would rather discuss potential uniforms/brands.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    Looks like an On-Field cap looking at these pics: (Click the arrow that appears on the right of the image to scroll through)
  6. This quote from my post directly above yours says hello: Florida is a whole different animal.
  7. MLB changes 2018?

    Paul Lukas mistakenly identifying it as the Bowie Baysox cap. I think it would look good as a road cap. Maybe add an orange brim. I would put the cartoon bird on the alt black cap.
  8. Retirees who move to Florida with no kids, and with decades of rooting interests in some historical NE team, is not a good example. And one doesn't have to "ditch" their hometown team to become a fan of the team in their new city. That Astros/Dodgers fan I just posted is a prime example. NY is a transient city. People move there for few years, then move out. Areas like Portland and San Antonio have shown steady, sustainable growth over a long period of time.
  9. I don't quite understand your first paragraph. The father of two from Scranton is going to have such strong loyalty to some other team (what team would that even be?), that he's going to refuse to go to a baseball game with his kids in San Antonio? People will become fans of their city's team over time. I've seen this first hand with the Nationals here in D.C., another rapidly growing metro area. Will it be perfect like the fan bases in cities like Boston and Chicago? No, but that shouldn't be a factor when deciding on expansion cities. The Rays and the retirees who move down to Tampa is the worst example to give. I came across this pic the other day, which I think is relevant here: I think people are overestimating "fan loyalty" in this discussion. People will adopt their city's team over time. Also, it's not as if these metro areas have seen growth only within the last couple years. These areas have seen steady, sustainable growth over a long period of time. They already have a generation who grew up without teams. They're ready.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    Paul Lukas replied to someone on Twitter that it's a Bowie Baysox cap, but I think he might be mistaken unless it's an old cap. I couldn't find any evidence of that either though. He might just be thinking about the B on the uniform, which is similar: Showalter wearing a throwback O's cap:
  11. Not sure if you're joking, but I'll post this link again- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas Cities/towns across America lose people, while other cities gain. Not everybody is coming from cities with pro teams like the ones you mention.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/10/28/yuli-gurriel-chief-wahoo-logo-problematic-mlb/810256001/
  13. That's a factor, but only to a certain degree. I wouldn't say it will automatically make them "lousy" sports towns. Transplants don't necessarily come from areas with a pro team. They may not have a strong allegiance to a particular team, if any allegiance at all. Transplants with kids will certainly see them grow up fans of their hometown team.
  14. Reminded me of this. lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3nMnr8ZirI