Carlos Pérez

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  1. Carlos Pérez

    MLB x Nike Aeroswift - LA Dodgers (21/30)

    Love the Cleveland unis, especially the blue one. It's a nice detail to include the Iroquois flag!
  2. Hola! I've been following the forums for a while, but I don't comment that much, only every now and then. With this thread, I want to have fun answering the following question: What if baseball, and not football, was Spain's national pastime? Thanks to OOTP 17, I will try to recreate 100 years of history, beginning in 1902, trying to be as accurate as possible. I will try not to break my brain and keep the game as simply as possible (for example, I understand there are no promotion/relegation system on OOTP, but I don't plan to deal with that until the game reaches the 1920s). My objective is to recreate the Spanish football league as a baseball league. Real Madrid, Barça, and all of the other teams will exist in this universe, but they'll play baseball instead of football. Warning: I'll design the uniforms myself, but the logos are not my creation. I'll use real football logos and I'll try to adapt some of them to give them a baseball feeling. But the logos are not mine, are mainly taken from Google, Wikipedia, and especially, which is where I got a lot of history & background for this story, plus info of how football uniforms where back at the time. If this is not permitted, please let me know. Regarding this 'universe', I haven't designed 100% the timeline of this league. I have an idea of how it might evolve and how I will tackle real events like the 2nd Republic, the Civil War, the Franquismo and so on. I will explain some of the decisions of the naming of the teams and the format of the competition, as I am trying to recreate the real universe but with a baseball touch. I don't plan to write long posts (I hope this one is the exception), because I'd like to advance at a good pace, but we'll see. This is a totally new experience for me, a completely amateur designer! So, without further ado, let's begin! PS. When I write in italics, it means it happened in real life. COPA DE LA CORONACIÓN 1902 The year is 1902. As baseball is becoming popular in Spain, Juan Padrós, the president of the Madrid baseball team, decides to organize a competition in May to honour the Coronation of King Alfonxo XIII, who is about to became 18 years old and King of Spain. Padrós becomes the organizer of the tournament - La Copa de la Coronación (Coronation Cup). He invites the strongest/most popular teams in Spain at the moment: Barcelona, X Sporting Club (from Barcelona, as well), and Club Vizcaya, from Bilbao. Each team would play 18 games during May and the best two teams would play a game to decide who takes the trophy home. Here are the uniforms of the four teams. Only home uniforms as it is the first competition ever to take place in Spain and teams aren't use to that. I'll maybe explain a little bit about them in a next post, but not now, I feel there's a lot of text already. You might say they look weird for baseball uniforms, but again, this is Spain. They're are going to be similar to fútbol uniforms. There probably won't be wordmarks, just the cap logo & the chest logo. I know in baseball they go in the sleeve, but I feel it's more accurate for Spain if they go near the heart. You'll also see that uniforms are simpler now (its' 1902), but they'll evolve as time goes by. How I imagine baseball in Spain? I envision baseball ocuppying a similar role in Spanish society as bullfighting did. I live close to the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, and it reminds me a lot of a baseball stadium, with all the toreros statues around the building. I think baseball stadiums in Spain would have followed that architechtural tradition and another thing: pasodobles. Pasodoble is a musical style famous in bullfighting, and it's an essential part of bullfighting. It's been part of everyday life in Spain: carnivals, town festivals, etc. It's not that common anymore, but it's popular Spanish music for sure. Instead of an organist, as they do in the US, in Spanish that role would have been occupied by musical bands. They would play in between innings and would have been part of the baseball show in Spain. Here's a good example of a music that everybody knows in Spain: Also, in this universe the Spanish-American War of 1898 never took place. Instead, the relationship between the two countries is better, given that Spain integrates baseball from the Americans instead of football (soccer) from the British. A little bit about myself: My name is Carlos and I'm from Murcia, Spain. I'm living and working in Madrid now, but I spent 3 years working in LA, where I became a Dodgers fan (I lived 15 minutes away from Dodger Stadium) and developed my passion for baseball. C&C always welcome!!
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1908 - Preview COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1908 - Review C&C welcome!
  4. Carlos Pérez

    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    Thanks man :) Yeah I feel I'm posting too much but I had pretty much 60% ready before posting. Now it'll take me more time probably ?
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    COPA DEL REY XIII 1907 - Preview COPA DEL REY XIII 1907 - Review
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1905 - Review COPA DEL REY ALFONXO XIII 1906 - Preview COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1906 - Review C&C welcome Soon, the 1907 season!
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    Any comments? Let's review 1904 and preview 1905. COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1904 COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1905 - Preview
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    Thanks I'll see what I do in 1928-1929. Although in real life that's how Spanish soccer works, I don't know if I'm going to follow that. I like Divisions like the NFL or the MLB, with 4 or 5 teams. I'd like to implement that in Spain, but we'll see how the league grows until that point. Let's advance! Remember C&C welcome COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1903 COPA DEL REY ALFONSO XIII 1904 - Previews
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    Baseball as Spain's national pastime

    Thanks! We'll see how it develops. Well, that's the main problem with OOTP, since you cannot recreate something like that easily in the game. But since Spain remained neutral in both WW, I think I'm going to leave it that way and don't touch anything. Maybe I'll take out foreign players, or at least those whose countries were involved. With the Spanish Civil War... Well, I still haven't figured it out yet. I have a couple options: remove all teams from the league and suspend the league for 2 years, which is what happened to football; or create an alternative tournament with fewer team. Something like that happened in real life, although it wasn't official (the country was at war). Yeah, we'll see how I deal with that. I haven't thought about that yet, the 21st Century is still far! Let's advance a little bit! **** COPA DE LA CORONACIÓN 1902 Things couldn't have been better for Juan Padrós, the president of Madrid CB. His team secures the first spot with a couple games remaining from the league competition. As Barcelona ends in second place, both teams are set to play for the Cup that the Royal House donates. In Madrid, in front of nearly 6000 fans, including the newly coronated King Alfonso XIII, Brazilian pitcher Fernao Romano becomes the star of the day, along 3B Dante González. Madrid wins 6-2 and become the first Spanish champion. The four teams are happy with the development of the tournament and agree to meet next year to play a similar tournament. The King of Spain agrees to donate another Cup, as he vividly enjoyed the game. The competition will change its name to Copa del Rey Alfonso XIII (King Alfonso XIII's Cup). 1903 When Juan Padrós was organizing the 1902 contest, he sent an invitation to some of the major teams in Spain, including Bilbao BC and Athletic Club, also from Bilbao. They decided to merge provisionally and represent their region, Vizcaya, in the tournament. They competed as Club Vizcaya, but their dissapointing season breaks the agreement. But Padrós manages to convice Juan Jiménez, president of Athletic Club, to compete again in 1903. The other three teams, Madrid, Barcelona, and XSC, move to new stadiums in order to generate more revenue. After Vizcaya splits up, Athletic Club inherits its place in the league. It's basically the same team, without the manager and a few players, who returned to Bilbao BC. Here's the uniform change for the 1903 Copa del Rey (it's Athletic Club original uniform before the Vizcaya merge): C&C always welcome!!
  10. I agree with DarkPiranha, that would be a nice add to this awesome series!!
  11. Man, I don't usually comment a lot in this forum, but your logos are absolutely amazing!!! As a Spaniard, I'm intrigued about what you have in mind for a Spanish liga
  12. Fantastic work. I LOVE it. Will you do a Spanish league as well?
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    Simplifying Spain - Soccer Crest Concept

    I'm from Spain, and honestly, I like it. But I would like some kind of shield, like the one on the corner. It reminds me of this kit: I like it, but as I said, I would like to see it on a shield, or something. And I would remove ESPAÑA and all that, maybe just put RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation)... Also, the crowns on top of the towers have to be different, because they are different from king/queen... But it's pretty good!
  14. Carlos Pérez

    Super Bowl Concepts

    What about the O in Bowl being the moon?
  15. I'm terrible at creating names from scratch. But, as a homage, you could use Recreativo de Murcia, or Recreativo Levante... Apparently, the team that originated into Real Murcia was founded as R. Levante de Murcia. It's still unknown what that "R" means, but it could be Recreativo, or maybe they put the "R" while waiting to get the title of Real. In conclusion, I would go with Recreativo, and for the colors I would use a green jersey and black pants... Maybe white/red/navy as additional colors. Something like the first uniform here:
  16. As a Real Murcia fan, I thank you for including my team... Looking forward to see it! Aúpa Real Murcia!
  17. Carlos Pérez

    2016-17 Soccer/fotball Concepts (Tottenham added)

    The concepts, are great but... You can't put white on a Barcelona uniform, it's like the Lakers wearing green or the Dodgers orange&black. But I have to admit white works great with Barcelona, it's just the Real Madrid thing.