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Everything posted by SilverBullet1929

  1. MLB Changes 2017

    Are we positive the Nats are using black for the players weekend? I feel like that's just a dark navy. Has anyone seen the jersey in person to confirm or deny this?
  2. MLB Changes 2017

    As much as people like us hate these gimmicks mostly because of how bad they look on the field, more than we care to admit actually are great looking fashion caps and jerseys and thus yes they do sell. It actually makes perfect sense from a fan perspective as opposed to being an on field thing. I don't love seeing my team wearing pink caps for mothers day but my wife loves her pink Marlins cap and she wears it proudly and I think it looks great on her. I didn't buy one this year but my brother in law is in the military and I love the memorial day caps from this year I'd wear it if I had one even though I'm not a fan of seeing my team wear it on the field. So bottom line is no matter how much we hate them on the field fans will buy them. Gotta remember too that casual fans outnumber us uniform junkies and traditionalists by far.
  3. Alternate Uniforms Worn Once Or Twice

  4. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Too soon to put all of MLB in this thread when they wear the players weekend uniforms?
  5. Pink Uniforms

    I think pink can work in sports but I disagree with it having to be in Florida. I live in Miami and the thought of pink as a Miami or South Florida color is a product of the 80s and the Miami Vice TV show that was exploding with pastels like pink and teal. That look no longer truly exists here with the exception of some beat up older apartments on the beach that were built in the 80s or before. Since then everything else has been updated and remodeled and pink is gone. Nobody dresses in the 80s pastels anymore, the buildings and artwork don't look like that anymore. It's all gone. If we're just talking about how a pink sports team would have looked here back in the 80s or 90s that's fine but now it's 2017 and pink is no longer synonymous with Miami and South Florida.
  6. MLB Changes 2017

    That Expos one looks amazing. So now that I've thought about this thing for a couple of days I realize MLB could have done this and not make it as garish by just going to more of an 80s little league look, or even dare I say the softball top look. Some of the uniforms are close but aren't there yet. I think the look they should have aimed for, which would look and feel like the little leagues but could still produce some nicer looking jerseys is this one... Solid bright colored cap, solid color top with appropriately colored collar and cuff piping. The pants belt isn't necessary but the obvious biggest difference here is the sleeves. The awkward faux vest look of the sleeves of the players weekend jerseys is just plain bad, I have no clue why the sleeves are there or why they cut off right at the shoulder. For an MLB comparison from the 80s, I think most of us would be better able to accept if the teams on that weekend looked like this... I think it's pretty obvious that the above little league uniforms were inspired by this type of uniform from the 70s and 80s so why not go full circle and have MLB wear these for the players weekend? With that said, if MLB really wanted contrasting colors on the sleeves, there was a better way to do that too... raglan sleeves. I don't know how raglan sleeves came into existence but whenever I see them I think of old style kids baseball uniforms like these, in the pic on the left that's actually Gary Sheffield... I prefer the first pic above but either of these options would have improved the players weekend uniforms. Anyways let's all rejoice that they aren't (yet) taking inspiration from the more recent Little League World Series uniforms such as this...
  7. MLB Changes 2017

    Don't little league uniforms generally use the same number fonts across the league? As in the guy that gets the uniforms made takes them all to the same printing company and asks them to print all the numbers in the same font? That's gotta be the reason all these jerseys use the same number font. It actually doesn't bother me because of that.
  8. MLB Changes 2017

    I'm curious if the Marlins lucked out and got their correct unique shade of blue on the caps. I'd love to have a side by side comparison of their players weekend caps to the blue homerun derby cap or the AL ASG jersey to see how close the blues are. Also, I just noticed the Marlins are the only one to not match the cap to the sleeves, they've matched the cap to the torso color. And while most are excited they're finally wearing a blue cap, I'm thinking their unused red-orange cap would have looked great for that weekend. That cap is the epitome of a bright kid friendly cap. Plus people actually like that cap and it fits the team color as opposed to, for example, the Dodgers wearing bright blue for no reason at all.
  9. MLB Changes 2017

    Ah crap... just realized I already have tickets to one of the players weekend games. How can I possibly prep my eyes for this?
  10. MLB Changes 2017

    I don't get it. The marketing doesn't make sense. The players already get to wear whatever they want as far as cleats and batting gloves and sleeves and etc. How is putting them in awkwardly bright colors supposed to let them show their personalities or whatever? Do the games not count and they can do back flips while running to first base? The players with personality like Bryce Harper already show that off every night, why is it suddenly different for the players weekend? Is Bryce Harper gonna suddenly be different even though he already is a bright personality every other game anyways? Are traditional classy veteran players like Ichiro gonna suddenly play like the young energetic guys? I can't imagine that this suddenly means Ichiro is gonna do a bat flip and taunt the opposing pitcher if he gets a hit that weekend. "Oh every other game throughout the season I play without energy and without showing my personality but now that I have this bright hat and a nickname on my back well NOW you'll really get to see me have fun so don't miss these three games!" This is illogical and borderline insulting. I saw Jose Fernandez play with intensity and excitement and passion every five days for 4 seasons in Miami while playing like a kid and while still playing to win without stupid promotional gear and without a nickname on his back. You don't need this merchandising garbage to show kids how baseball can be fun. This is stupid.
  11. MLB Changes 2017

    Also I'm starting to be convinced that the Little League weekend thing doesn't exist outside of that one game the Pirates and somebody else are playing in. Someone saw these players weekend caps and jerseys and mistakenly called them Little Legaue uniforms confusing it with the Pirates game.
  12. MLB Changes 2017

    I don't actually believe that the players wanted this. Most players actually hated the uniform rebrands of the Marlins and DBacks and they're trying to convince us that the players wanted this? I'm not buying that. Outside of a handful I'd be shocked if the majority of players don't actually prefer just playing in the classic uniforms they grew up watching as kids.
  13. MLB Changes 2017

    I don't think they are. It seems the theme of the game that day is 90s throwback but nothing has said it will be on the field. It's most likely just things like scoreboard graphics and the music played between innings and whoever throws out the first pitch being 90s related. I'd be pretty surprised if throwback uniforms show up pretty much out of nowhere on Sunday.
  14. MLB Changes 2017

    Well those jerseys do look like something a little league team would wear. They got that part right. I still don't get the purpose of the bright colored caps especially because they seem like they'll match the jerseys even less now. Even most little league teams can coordinate their colors better than this.
  15. MLB Changes 2017

    Yes their primary road cap is all navy with the red block C logo.
  16. MLB Changes 2017

    Yes this is the actual reason. They retired the cream jerseys but wanted to keep the red hats. So if you compare the 2016 uniform lineup and the 2017 uniform lineup, they just replaced the cream jersey with even more use of the navy jersey which was previously designated as a road only alternate. At first glance it looks/looked like the red hat replaced the all navy Wahoo cap but that's not the case as the all navy Wahoo cap is still the road alternate cap. What actually happened was the navy jersey replaced the cream jersey so the navy jersey basically gets double usage now.
  17. MLB Changes 2017

    I thought it was already proven that the red cap experiment was not a way to phase out Wahoo. When the idea first came out the media assumed the purpose was to phase out Wahoo but the team never said that and if you actually look at their uniform lineup it actually increases the use of Wahoo.
  18. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    At least Piazza got to play home games.
  19. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    That might actually be a photo shopped uniform.
  20. MLB Changes 2017

    Hmm those are all interesting tweaks.
  21. MLB Changes 2017

    Yeah but you can have the line there to resolve the bottom of the dome but what's weird is that it continues outside of the top half circle out to the ends of the wordmark. That's the part that's weird to me. They could have had the silver line and just had it stop betweenthe two Ls on the left and between the A and the M on the right.
  22. MLB Changes 2017

    99% sure this will be the case again, NL as the away team. Unless... when the Padres hosted and the NL were the away team the game counted and now that it doesn't count the alternating of home teams doesn't matter so maybe next year they just stick to the ballpark being the decider of home team as opposed to alternating for fairness. Also, the logo is nice but I did notice the font looking like the Angels so that is odd. And I'm not sure I like the long silver horizontal line above the words. If there's no line below it the above line stands out too much to me. It seems unnecessary. I would like to see the logo without that line.
  23. MLB Changes 2017

    New BP cap material again? Just as I was getting used to the diamond era material. This is getting silly. I get that this mostly comes down to money making and I can also see the side where it might be "improving the material for optimal player comfort and performance" but there comes a point where if you are so frequently coming up with improvements or "better" material in terms of comfort and performance then you're constantly telling me that the current one sucks right? Like if diamond era was supposed to be the best thing ever and now you're coming out with a newer one then why should I spend money on this when the pattern here tells me there's gonna be an even newer material 2 to 3 years after this? I know this is all crap at the end of the day but some stability and conviction would be nice.
  24. MLB Changes 2017

    They already are commemorating that. It's coming up soon, its called The Players Weekend I believe.
  25. MLB Changes 2017

    One could argue the boredom and genericness of this uniform... same number font as so many other teams, pinstripes on a white jersey, oversized wordmark... I myself enjoy this uniform but I don't hate the current Twins set and I'm just providing a counter point against the 87 twins set because dare I say it's overrated. Edit: Looks like Gothamite beat me to this point.