FinsUp1214

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  1. You make a great point. As one who advocates for socks being uniform across the board, maybe this is a good step to encourage the wearing of them more. And as Matito said, maybe down the line the league can streamline this a little better. Now hopefully, if that does happen, the single design settled on per team isn't the corny ones. Let's hope it's stripes or solids of some sort!
  2. Gosh, these Stance socks are cheesy. I guess some are okay, but a lot of them are just crap. The Golden Gate Bridge doesn't need to be on the socks. And giving teams even more options than they had before is just making the problem worse and a whole lot less uniform than it already was. Remember when teams only had one socks design and it looked professional and not like a bunch of little leaguers that got their socks from 12 different stores? Those were the days
  3. As mentioned in my previous Texas Rangers concept, I've been wanting to take on designing the MLB for a while. I finally have some work to show for that and, though I only have a few teams started, wanted to start putting some stuff out there and get some feedback! Just a few things first before I begin... WHAT TO EXPECT: - This is not necessarily a full-scale rebranding series, but rather a series devoted to presenting my "ideal MLB". There may be one, two, or possibly three cases where I blow it all up and start a team over from scratch, as that may be what I feel is the ideal route for said teams. But what you're mostly going to see here is minor to moderate changes which are aimed to take what I believe to be an already good-looking league to an even higher level (because there's still plenty of room for a few teams to improve). - I've got Finals coming up within the next couple of weeks, so the pace may potentially not be as fast as other series' as there will be days in which I'll have no time for designing. However, even if it's a team a week, I'll post them here and will keep the thread rolling at whatever pace I can until summer (and a whole lot more time) opens up! - My hope and intention is to tackle each team, so please don't worry about requests; your team will be addressed in their due time! 😊 Anywho, let's get started! Batter up, Minnesota! I semi-liked their recent changes, even kind of liked their addition of gold (kind of). BUT, I liked the pinstripes and red text/numbers a whole lot better. So we're going back to pretty much that at home. To road features the old block script from the late 80's-00's roads, but instead of pinstripes I'm going with a classic panel piping and double piping on the sleeves. I just loved the way it looked and felt it worked well for a classic look. The alternate is a tad more colorful, as the red cap gets paired with a navy jersey and red triple stripes find their way to the socks as a means to balance out the red and navy a bit more. The logo is just basically the stripped version of their primary, with roundel, "Minnesota", and "Baseball Club" removed. I've just always felt it was an unneccesary addition and think simple is better here. Alright, let 'er rip!
  4. Some compiled footage of Eric Thames vs. pitchers this past month:
  5. Yes, probably within the week! I'm finally in the finals homestretch and will no longer be going at the speed of molasses with the concepts the series is still alive and I'm excited to be able to continue and devote more time to it!
  6. Bingo to all. As a Hispanic Utahan myself, I love the name and feel it's been a strength in relating to the, as you noted, surprisingly strong Hispanic population in both SLC and Provo. It gets a lot of crap, but I don't know of a single fan that cares. It works just fine for us and we love 'em.
  7. The Jazz killed it over the offseason. Johnson, Diaw, and Hill have been huge in their own ways and collectively as veteran help. It's been incredibly valuable in ways that exceeded my even good expectations for them. I mean, this series is where it is because of Iso Joe, period. That little link between Hood and Johnson is one of my favorite parts of this team, too. It's so cool to see them play together knowing their story. How awesome that's got to be for the both of them! And I kid you not, you're the second person I've seen today compare Ingles to Toby! I hadn't seen it before, but now I'll never unsee it again. Who knew Toby was so crafty with the rock?? For reals though, Ingles has been sneaky valuable all season. On a team with some pretty exceptional passers, he may be THE best.
  8. Jazz Bear don't take no crap.
  9. In a stunning turn of events, Pawnee, Indiana has mounted the winning bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games over competing cities Los Angeles and Paris. Headed by Regional Parks Director Leslie Knope and her husband, U.S. Congressman Ben Wyatt (D-IN), the bid proposed the building of three state of the art all-purpose stadiums as well as the renovation of two local parks to serve as Olympic-worthy venues, which ultimately swayed the Olympic committee to select the rural Indiana city. Though initially opposed by City Councilman Jeremy Jamm (who had tried to secure one of the stadium lots for a Paunch Burger franchise) and former Parks and Recreation Director Ron Swanson (due to strict fiscal concerns), the bid was supported by the city council by a vote of 3-2. After the bid was announced as the winner, Mayor Jerry Gergich stated this was "the single greatest thing to ever happen to Eagleton...oh, I mean Pawnee". The games' official logo depicts the late Pawnee icon 'Lil Sebastian carrying the Olympic torch, a mark Knope herself suggested. "'Lil Sebastian was and always will be the spirit of Pawnee," she said at the press conference, "and thus I felt it fitting that the Pawnee 2024 Olympic Games evoked the spirit of our beloved 'Lil Sebastian." The games are slated to be held August 5-17, with the opening ceremonies being held at the Pawnee Olympic Stadium and featuring performances from local icons Mouserat, Duke Silver, and Perd Hapley.
  10. Iso Joe's stil got it, and a whole lot of it! Oh, and the Jazz's FG % in the 4th quarter? 71%.
  11. On an overpass near Salt Lake: Prayers worked!
  12. Thats still my favorite Indians cap of all time. If I had my way - and this is probably an unpopular opinion in and of itself - that'd be their primary cap across the board. Maybe one with a red bill too as an alternate.
  13. Yep. This is precisely why I'm behind Westbrook for MVP. Listening to Colin Cowherd's weird vendetta against him is hilarious, in that it seems in every show he has to plug in how much more valuable LeBron is than Russ and how all those triple-doubles are just stat-pads. Is LeBron valuable? Oh, absolutely. It'd be ridiculous to say no. He's going to end up as one of the two greatest players ever. But for this season's race alone, it comes down to where either team would be without them. Without LeBron, Cleveland's probably a 7 or 8 seed. Without Russ, however? OKC isn't a seed at all; they're lottery. And not the close lottery, either.
  14. I'm with you. I've always thought it was really ugly and tacky. I get there's a lot of nostalgia and history to it, and I'm all for throwbacks in general, but it's still a terrible uniform.
  15. Yeah, something's off. I really thought they'd build on last year and contend for a wild card, but if they don't figure something out soon, they won't come close. There's thankfully been some bright spots, though. Haniger's been great so far and Paxton is pitching well.
  16. The helmets, alt jersey, and catching gear look lighter navy, but the hat at least is definitely the dark navy. I own both a Mariners and Padres cap, and the Padres navy is the lighter of the two.
  17. Don't know if that pun was intended or not, but either way, I caught it! To be honest, I think it got pretty stupid really quick. I can't remember which was first, but I even thought Fresno Tacos was ridiculous as soon as it came out. It all needs to stop yesterday.
  18. The creams are beauties. I've always thought cream looked fantastic with red. Those roads can die, though. That design is terrible.
  19. You missed at about 0:06-0:07 when Paul grabbed and hooked Gordon's forearm as he tried to spin away, which allowed him to poke the ball. The other stuff can be chalked up to "let them play" I suppose, but that should've been called. EDIT: I should add I'm not at all trying to bust your chops or anything, I totally see where you're coming from on what you're saying (Gordon does keep Paul's arm there at 0:03-0:04 for sure). It's just that where I think a call should've been made was at that 0:06-0:07 point when Paul could've forced a turnover by his move. And this series is totally frustrating me, so I'm admittedly flying off the handle a little
  20. This series is a freakin' harpoon to the heart.
  21. I really love watching the NPB. Baseball is awesome here, don't get me wrong, but the whole atmosphere in Japan (and Korea, too) is just really cool. Bands playing, fight songs going, flags waving, crowds are LOUD, and the announcers really get into it. As it's my favorite sport, it's very satisfying to see it so enjoyed and so amplified. This video really encapsulates it all (plus, there's some real good mashes too, and you can't go wrong with those): NPB Home Runs
  22. The Raptors starting lineup was introduced in Milwaukee to the Barney theme song playing in the background. That's one of the funniest things I've seen all week.
  23. Count me in as another for the NHL. I was more of a Mighty Ducks fan as a kid, but that faded out as I got older. Now I just sort of kick back and get super into the playoffs, and enjoy whatever happens (so long as it involves the Red Wings not winning, of course ). To an extent, its beginning to happen that way for me in the MLB, too. Baseball is my absolute favorite sport in every way, but oddly enough, I've never truly settled on one favorite team. Due to various family connections all over the place I've grown up rooting in various degrees for the Mariners, Dodgers, Braves, and Astros, and at any time one may take a little precedence over the other, but it is never permanent. I kinda like to keep it this way though, because I feel like I enjoy more of the league altogether. Another thing with baseball too, with it being my favorite sport, is that I love the history very much and my grandpa is the same way. He luckily got to grow up during Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Robinson, Mathews, etc and has told me many stories of that wonderful time. Some of my fondest experiences with him have been talking baseball history with him. I'm thus purposely a big "players" guy as well and really love following the stars of the league so that I can tell stories to my kids and grandkids of what it was like to watch Trout, Harper, Jeter, Griffey, etc. So it leads me to be a little less partisan overall and just enjoy baseball altogether.
  24. I agree that Utah is definitely his best chance for success, and Gobert's apparently pitching that to him as well (which is awesome; Gobert wants to win as much as he does). Hopefully Gordon will see that - and deep down, I think he will - and stay. If they can stay healthy and the voodoo stops (so true on that, by the way! 😂), I think they're a whole lot closer to contending than people think. With a little more seasoning and consistent health, they could beat anybody. Yes, anybody. I truly, truly believe that. And I don't think the same could be said of Miami, Boston, or Indiana with his addition. Boston maybe - and that's the scary team in this with the added Brad Stevens factor - but Boston's got other small problems to address first. Namely rebounding.