Ferdinand Cesarano

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About Ferdinand Cesarano

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  1. Asia Pacific Football League

    I don't see Tokyo Typhoon as being distasteful. What makes Tokyo Typhoon any different from Miami Hurricanes? Or Carolina Hurricanes? Or any team named after a natural disaster? I have mentioned this before in other threads; but I will bring it up again here, because the story tickled me so much. I was once talking to an English sports fan who expressed shock at the existence of team names such as San Jose Earthquakes and Chicago Fire. He wondered what would happen if that trend of disaster naming came to England, and imagined a team called the London Plague. Anyway, just because American fans accept a name such as Carolina Hurricanes, we cannot rule out the possiblity that that sort of name would be considered to be in poor taste by people in other cultures.
  2. In a perfect world, a identifiable letter should be the cap logo, or at least be an alternate, but you have to keep in mind that minor league primary caps with generic logos are becoming the norm. This is because little league teams can adopt these monikers and buy the licensed merchandise which makes money for the individual teams. I know a bunch of local leagues in Florida do this and personally I think its a great idea. If [your] team is the Cardinals, Yankees, or Braves and your little league is in Nebraska for example, having to wear a cap with an STL, NY, or A doesnt really represent your team name. But if you have a league made of AquaSox, Storm, Grasshoppers, or Seawolves you can wear a cap representing your team name as it has a representing logo. Ah. I can see that. But I have to say that I don't get why this reasoning applies to logos of a single letter. What I mean is that a cap with the graphic logo of the Tarpons can be used only by a youth team whose name is "Tarpons". Whereas, a cool T logo could be used by little-league teams called Tarpons, Tigers, Tomcats, Timberwolves, Thunderbolts, etc., could it not?
  3. I don't see the problem here. I like the way the P nestles in the extended arm of the R. But that T from the two wordmarks needs to be the cap logo. Just the T, no fishtail; and there's no point at all in an additional T logo, the one made of a hook. Most important, wearing that busy blotch of a logo on the cap is a mistake; I think it clashes aesthetically with the rest of the uniform.
  4. MLB changes 2018?

    Well, if it matters that much, you can have him back and we'll take Adrian Heath back Believe me, I do not want Kreis back. Please enjoy him.
  5. MLB changes 2018?

    They should wear those beautiful Denver Zephyrs uniforms with the nice green and blue colour scheme.
  6. MLB changes 2018?

    While the Blue Jays / Mariners expansion was the first that I remember (the 1969 expansion having occurred in my lifetime, but before I was aware of baseball), the Marlins/Rockies expansion was the first of my adult life. On the day of the expansion draft, I took off from work and had a few people over in order to watch the ESPN coverage. So, yeah, it was a very big deal.
  7. MLB changes 2018?

    They came in together in 1977. That made the standings look different than they had looked before So one cannot help but associate them with each other, to at least a small degree. And there was the constant reminder in the baseball cards. When you opened your packs of baseball cards, the Toronto and Seattle guys all had the lousy paint jobs.
  8. MLB changes 2018?

    Hmm. I literally can think of any one of those four teams without thinking of their expansion partners. Just like I can think of NYCFC without even considering Orlando City. Well, I double-hmm that one. As of last year, Orlando's fans sure thought of us as their main rival. That was before Atlanta started playing; so maybe that's changed to some extent. But NYCFC and Orlando City will always have some kind of link, even if that team is far from our biggest rival. And the fact that Kreis is their manager makes ignoring them downright impossible.
  9. MLB changes 2018?

    Well, I just thought that both teams would be celebrating the same anniversary; so it would be kind of neat to pull out the throwbacks against Colorado. I certainly wouldn't call being expansion cousins the basis of any kind of rivalry; but neither am I convinced that there is absolutely nothing between the teams. You literally cannot think of one of these teams without thinking of the other, just as with Toronto and Seattle. There's gotta be a little something there. It is weird. And the Phillies are going to engage in the same kind of weirdness this year, dates to be announced.
  10. MLB changes 2018?

    Outstanding. Thank you for the clarification.
  11. same name, same team, same number

    Thanks! I am really enjoying seeing the examples. That is an unrealistic standard. Most of the time you are going to see a player's back only in a shot featuring other players (the exception being a baseball player at bat). So It is practically impossible to search for such shots. I am satisfied with shots that show only the number, combined with identifications provided by the poster.
  12. MLB changes 2018?

    You're right that Mattingly needs the mustache in order to be recognisable. But you're wrong to suggest that it's a short list of men who look good in a mustache. Having a mustache is the natural state for a man. While everyone's mustache cannot be as beautiful as mine, almost every man looks better with a mustache.
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    FYP.
  14. MLB changes 2018?

    To not have elected to wear those uniforms in games against the Rockies is a strange choice indeed.
  15. Fort Worth Transportation Authority rebrand

    That is a brilliant use of negative space. And it is up to the observer precisely what counts as negative space: is it the triangles, or is it the M? Not only clever, but simple and elegant. A total victory.