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  1. Does anyone know what year the Yankees switched to their current cap logo? I'm pretty positive before this one their cap had what is pretty much now the print logo and the batting helmet logo. Does anyone know what year the change was made?
  2. Has anyone heard anything about the Cardinals not wearing the navy road caps at all this season?
  3. MLB The Show had the home version I believe twice in the past but it was gone for a few years and now has returned in this years game. The road version with the yellow sleeves has never been in MLB The Show.
  4. Unveiled in November of 1995, this is what the 1998 Inaugural Tampa Bay Devil Rays were supposed to look like... By the time 1998 came around, the caps were dropped in favor of the TB cap which was originally intended to only be an alternate cap and the purple undershirts of the home jersey were switched to black like the road undershirts. This "unused" uniform is a bit interesting because the Rays did a 1998 throwback in 2009 and wore the above caps which were never actually worn in 98. So, in an interesting oddity, this is one of the only times a team has worn a uniform for the first time as a throwback and not in the year it was actually worn. The 1998 Devil Rays uniform was first worn on the field in 2009. Enjoy that one! lol Sticking to the 1998 MLB expansion teams, the Arizona Diamonbacks unveiled a look in 95 that was also tweaked once it got to the field in 98. Here's a pic from the unveiling... By 98 all the jerseys were the same but all the white caps were gone and the all teal caps as well. The black cap with the teal brim was kept as the road cap and, ironically, the cap that became the home primary, the all purple cap, was nowhere to be seen in this unveiling. It's funny because we always remember the original DBacks as a purple team but looking at this picture, they seemed to be a teal team first with purple being secondary. Of note, while the cap arrangement did change, the white and teal caps may have still gotten sporadic use in 98. I haven't been able to confirm that they were dropped completely.
  5. Makes me happy they chose the one they did.
  6. Hasn't this been done recently or am I imagining this?
  7. I pulled those off the top of my head as examples just because the Yankees have more national exposure than the As and Mariners and Ricky and Ichiro came to mind first. I didn't research anything before typing it. With that said I'm pretty positive Ichiro fit my example to the T. He's clearly a Mariner despite a stint with the Yankees. Getting to 3,000 in Miami also makes his Marlin uniform more right than his Yankee uniform.
  8. There's absolutely no way that this should be the criteria for right or wrong uniform. There are so many players and teams that just don't get the same national exposure as other teams so you can't go by where they got meaningful national exposure. If that's the way you look at it then, for example, Ricky Henderson and Ichiro's "right" uniforms would both be the Yankees and not the A's or Mariners, and that's just wrong.
  9. Based on what the team said last fall when they announced their 2017 uniform combinations, they'll be wearing the Wahoo caps with the red bill with the home uniforms. The navy cap with the block C will be for the road gray uniform. They have 4 jerseys and 4 caps and each cap is paired with one jersey only, or at least that's what the plan is on paper. Of course things can change basically daily. So no the combo in that pic above doesn't seem to be the correct combo. We shall see soon enough.
  10. It's always been like that. The Show only has one base template for jerseys so pullovers will just be the pullover design over a button down template. Besides that, The Show actually made many welcome improvements to their uniforms this year. There's still several issues to be addressed but now there seems to be more hope for improvements in the future as before this year they were pretty stagnant on making uniform improvements. With that said, I found out this weekend that the uniform/art team in that game is only EIGHT people! Puts things into perspective when you realize how much those 8 people are tasked with and uniforms aren't their only assignments. Player faces and stadiums are theres as well.
  11. By my count, 9 MLB teams use royal blue... 3 use the darker royal blue... Rangers, Cubs, Dodgers 6 use the lighter royal blue... Mets, Royals, Blue Jays, Phillies, Mariners, Brewers Is this correct? Are any of these wrong or do any of these teams use a different shade beyond the 2 royal blues? I'm most unsure about the Cubs.
  12. That bottom piece is apparently some sweat catching material to soak sweat off their backs so that it doesn't soak up their pants. Not kidding. It's basically a diaper.
  13. No they don't. Those aren't fake vests. Those are collar-to-sleeve sections more like the 78 Padres/2016 HR derby jerseys.
  14. As long as you keep those stars on there then yeah I could take an upgrade of the wordmark. I love the stars.
  15. I like this!
  16. I love the Australia look. I think it's solid.
  17. No. No way. Not at all.
  18. Beautiful and well said. Love the lines about embodying Miami Beach, evoking the art deco, and most off all acknowledging that there are building blocks for a strong identity. Forward this to the new ownership when the change happens. With that said, as a Marlins fan I've heard all the complaints about the rebrand and while I disagree with some I understand why some things aren't liked except for one thing... the number font. I see that it's unique to baseball but I don't get what's "wrong" with it. It's not like the Brewers Times New Roman font of generic boredom so can anyone fill me on the problem with it or maybe what a better font option would be?
  19. I picked on Pakistan for their jersey in the qualifier but their cap was actually wonderful.
  20. While we're on the subject of the Marlins... gonna use this moment to drop in my annual fingers-crossed prayer that they decide to bring back the red-orange cap this year. I just got an email from them and from the shop trying to sell caps for the new season and the image shows 3 authentic caps for sale, with the red-orange one actually being the biggest and most prominent in the ad. The audacity! "Buy a new cap... especially THIS one that we'll NEVER wear!" Of course with now almost 3 years since the last use of the cap, I know I shouldn't hold my breath on this. Here's the ad...
  21. Yeah and that's a change I can see happening... I'm just saying I don't expect the new ownership to trash the entire identity as some would like.
  22. I just don't think it's certain that the new owners will hate the Miami logos and uniforms as much as traditional uniform fans tend to hate it. For better or worse, the Miami rebrand has a foundation of an identity that can be built upon and improved without just going back to the Florida Marlins look. It's possible the new ownership wants to embrace that challenge.
  23. I disagree with this to an extent... if we didn't have the influx of other colors within the last 30 years, including black, the majority of MLB would still be either red or blue.
  24. The Kushners will not be the ones buying the Marlins but they will have new ownership relatively soon. With that said, I wouldn't expect a change in uniforms or logos anytime soon either. Or at least nothing drastic.
  25. You must have missed out on Pakistan's uniforms.