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  1. "Buttons was the name all our fans want, but we don't have any ideas for what could be swinging in the logo, so we're going another awful direction." It's going to be the Sweet Teas. I'm probably going to end up in a cap, but they should really just take my logo idea and run with it (it even works for Brandiose). Buttons has local connection and just enough minor league flair, but the quote from the GM seems to indicate that they saw how popular it was and threw it in the vote so the fans wouldn't riot. We know they don't care about the voting results. AAA All Star Game looked good. Without the longstanding tradition we have (had?) at the MLB level, it was a good balance between league and team and the jerseys weren't too garish. My cousin looked good on the hill.
  2. Love this so far. Would love to see more about the teams, maybe the full logos or the uniforms instead of the mini icons. Thanks for including the IBL, by the way, even if they could use some serious redesigning. I was a big Beit Shemesh fan back in the day (and then ended up living there for a year later on).
  3. I think it's better without the background. You still see what it means pretty clearly, but you have to actually see it, it's not forced on you by being across the stripes. Two things I'd change, though, if you're looking for that. I'd reverse either the red or the white helmets top to bottom, as well as half the blue lines, to give it some more visual variety. Also, I don't know if it's possible, but if all the blue helmets were teams with white logos, it'd give the flag some star-like pieces to fit the flag.
  4. Wow, the AL East was an experience, and I loved (almost) every pixel of it. Looking forward to Oakland, although I will admit to some terror regarding Part II there. My guess is that KC will be channeling the Negro League Monarchs? The fact that Texas is the only one showing a hat (with brim!) on the teaser is... intriguing, to say the least. Anchor is a bold choice for Seattle; why not a symbol they have in their history, like the trident? And, uh, did the D-Backs and the Astros switch places? Can't say I have an issue with that, standings-wise. Ultimately, I think we're all in very safe hands with @SFGiants58.
  5. My father and I took an impromptu day trip up to Cooperstown today because, you know, why not (there are benefits to living in the City), and noticed something very cool as a uniform buff (my father was unimpressed): The first ever (according to the Hall) baseball uniform, worn by the Baraboo (Wisconsin) Base Ball Club. I figured this would be appreciated here, and that it wouldn't really fit in MLB Changes 2017. It's a standard old style jersey, complete with a bib bearing a pale-ish blue old English B (I'm not the best photographer, plus glass in the way). The cap is plain blue, with a white band of what I believe was leather across the lower crown. Just thought it was an interesting piece of uniform history to share with y'all. Are the first uniforms in other sports known? Would love to see. As a bonus, some uniforms that don't get a lot of coverage here: the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
  6. Your work (and since finding this thread I've looked through, well, pretty much everything you ever did) is incredible. I'm still not 100% sold on Nashville, there's something off with the shape of the head that I can't place, but... Wow. Well done.
  7. I'm personally partial to California City.
  8. Those are... Not great. What's really throwing me off is the disparity between the different logos. The Cowboys' brand (punny) is simple, but it's clean and unoffensive. And then you go down to Santa Fe, and... That's a hot mess, there's a team wearing a clip art star, and Topeka is scary. Also, Las Vegas, New Mexico?
  9. Some really good work up there, You do a great job keeping the character of the story and still making something that you wouldn't stop and stare at for all the wrong reasons. I'd love to see: - Cingular - Sym's - Gimbels Brothers department stores - J&R (a huge electronics store that shut down a few years ago) - Sleepy's - A&P grocery chain - Borders bookstores
  10. I know this game has been in the news quite a bit in the past two days, but I've been a lover of the Congressional Baseball Game (CBG) for years. I like baseball, I like politics (this thread won't be (too) political, I swear), and I like the symbolism of our national leaders engaging in our national pastime for a day. I've always wished it was bigger, the way it (allegedly) was back in the 20s, when they wore party uniforms and had cheerleaders and elephants, so with all the brouhaha surrounding this year's game (Congratulations to the Democrats on their win and taking the series lead), I decided to break out my trusty old MS Paint and see what I could whip up. Note that both teams are, to some extent, what I think the teams would wear, and that I may take a couple (maybe more than a couple) of light hearted jabs at both sides. The Home Squad As I worked, a world emerged. The home team in white will always be the team that controls the House of Representatives, because the CBG was originally by practice, though not by statute, House only, and because to quote my old little league coach, someone has to bat first. In this case, that means Speaker Ryan and the Republicans get last licks. The GOP is by nature pretty old fashioned, stuck in its ways. We think we have a good thing going for us and see no reason to change it. Our team of old fogies is therefore in very conservative, perhaps even bland uniforms. A modified (removed the cut, moved the stars down) Republican elephant in white adorns a red-crown-white-bill cap, and the jerseys have... an R. It stands for Republican, you know. We just thought of that. The pants are a little funkier. As fans (okay, fan) of my New York Townball series (which I solemnly swear will be coming back, today was a rare off day in a busy season) will know, I like to play around with belt loops. For the GOP, wearing a Republican Red belt, their loops are blue and white (hey, it's red, white, and blue that way!). The pants are adorned with stripes whose width is, like our platform, stuck in yesteryear. The socks might be what I'm most proud of, you'll see them on the Dems, too. If you start at the bottom white stripe and count up, or from the top red stripe and count down, you'll get sixteen, the chronological number of the first Republican President, bAbe Lincoln. The Visitors I'll be honest, I'm less proud of this one, I think you'll see why. I thought to myself, "Self, what's more 2017 Democratic Party than really old people trying to appeal to the youth?" So when baseball fans Pokemon Go to the ballpark, they're going to see some gratuitous black in the mix here, which actually ended up looking pretty good with the Democrat blue. Black cap with the blue D and a blue brim (dammit, I love that hat I designed). The jersey was really tricky. No matter what gray I tried, the blue (which is the proper color, and which looks decent elsewhere, was all but unreadable (kind of like Obamacare) across the front, and I couldn't give it an outline that worked (or at all, I'm not quite there yet skill-wise). I considered making the jersey black (I have a version like that saved still), but in the end I settled on DEMOCRATS across the front in black. The font is the official party font (or one that looks a lot like it, anyway, I can't afford the real one #WeAreThe99). Pants are very nice and simple, with a blue belt held up by red and white loops, over the socks. It really doesn't work as well with the Democrats, the Presidential stripes, if only because they got started earlier and sixteen looks better than seven, and the odd number meant the whole sock had to be white so we didn't honor John Quincy Adams instead, Democratic-Republican that he was. So, yeah. There we go. Republicans v. Democrats. Elephants v. Donkeys. Right v. Left. Thoughts? Suggestions? Deletions? Comments? Interruptions? Expletives? If a mod thinks this post is too political, let me know, I'll remove the comments and what have you.
  11. I'm not dead (yet)! Been having some laptop issues, but I am here with a team that's been done since Tuesday. This is the first one I'm posting that I'm really not sure about, to the point that it went two or three different directions while I was in the design process, so I'd very much appreciate some feedback here. Two things that should jump out at the viewer immediately are the jersey color (it's gray!) and the lack of a neighborhood (see Rikers/Van Cortlamd), which will be unique among the company teams. You'll see why in just a second, because it's... Department of Transportation (DOT) This set is as retro as this city's subway cars. I went back to the 80s Sox pool (and only remembered I'd done it before afterwards). The DOT logo is kind of weird (you can see part of it at the top right), just a DOT with lots of lines through it. Considering that this is the Department of Transportation, it made making them a travel team wearing gray made perfect sense to me. We've got a green cap with a white version of the T up top, followed by a pretty standard road pullover. The 4/5/6 Green stripes run down both sleeves and both legs for a pretty retro look. The reason I'm really so unsure about this one is the chest. I hesitated to just do the T again on the chest, seeing that as boring and derivative and just-like-everything-else-in-this-series, but D O T was too big to fit across without messing with the buttons. Original versions had just the green D O T across the front, but I couldn't find a font for a number (our first chest number?) that worked, and the chest was boring, hence the stripe. I'm sort of second guessing, thinking it should maybe be white instead of green. I don't know. What I'm most proud of here might be the socks, where (not too much explanation needed) the stripes (should) match the holes in the D O T letters. No idea what's next. Life is about to get really busy (see my thread in the requests forum for more info), so we'll see. It's not over, I promise you that.
  12. First time I've seen a non-me private citizen say Czechia. Even their government said it was a failure. Well done.
  13. Home plate, actually. I was seven, a broken bat almost took my head off (and then some jerk kid stamped on my hand and took the bat). I only remember so well because it was the night of either the home run derby or the All Star Game. Fun time, but an ugly game (I think they were playing the Rockland Boulders) and seven year old BYF was very angry about missing All Star festivities.
  14. I almost got killed at a Jackals game back in 2004. Love the new package, a serious upgrade. I am somewhat concerned that the text they're showing on the banner as an apparent default is Jackals.com, I'm not a fan of the increased presence of social media in sports. Teams wearing Twitter handles as NOBs, etc.
  15. Turning from a department that keeps people in confinement in large buildings to a department that looks after the city's wide open spaces. I know I said Central Park, but I remembered that Central Park isn't technically a New York City park, it's run by the conservatory because the Parks Department wasn't doing a good job with it. With that in mind, I turned to my home borough and called them Van Cortland. I do too much introducing, let's just look at the baseball clothes. Van Cortland Logo and colors: This was a literal no-brainer. The leaf in the circle is something that's kind of everywhere, from the huge parks to little islands on big streets. That was the obvious choice for a logo, and the green and white were unavoidable. Cap: Green cap. White leaf. White brim. Not a lot of questions. Jersey: Inspired by @SFGiants58's Project 32, specifically the road alternate on Boston's Version II, I took Van Cortland very, very old school, with V C on the chest in the style of some of the oldest baseball uniforms in the books. For a little natural twist, the C is enclosed within a green leaf, because I'm clearly a sucker for chest logos. Pants: A green belt held up by City loops. In preparation for what comes below, I kept them clean and bare. Socks: We're going Coney Island crazy here! Are they white with green stripes or green with white stripes? They're actually white with lots and lots of green stripes. I don't have any explanation as to why Van Cortland is wearing crazy socks except that I couldn't decide between white socks and green socks. To make this concept the funniest thing you've ever seen, imagine Ron Swanson wearing it and trying to Encourage the pitcher, Worf-style. Why this is the imagery in my head, I don't know. It's hilarious. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Deletions? Expletives? Explanations? Et cetera? A hint for the next squad: They get their kicks on Riverside Drive Route 66.