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  1. Welcome to the 90's

    Their jerseys with the "saw blade" design were fantastic.
  2. Welcome to the 90's

    I don't think there was a direct connection, but some of the same thought process as far as marketing directly to kids was there...the 90s were when the "sports as family entertainment" mindset really took hold (as opposed to something geared principally towards adults who were fans of the sport) - and what's a kid more likely to want on his t-shirt, this: or this?:
  3. Welcome to the 90's

    Oh, if we're diving into 90s minor-league hockey, this thread may never end.
  4. Welcome to the 90's

    Yes, they did.
  5. Welcome to the 90's

    You would have thought that after these humdingers the year before, there was nowhere to go but up...but wow, you'd be wrong.
  6. Welcome to the 90's

    Nope, it sure wasn't.
  7. Welcome to the 90's

    I'd sort of forgotten that doing goofy stuff with your shorts was a thing in college hoops in the 1990s.
  8. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    They were only around for 1 season (1977), so there probably isn't much out there. This may be as good as it gets.)
  9. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Houston Buffaloes and Minneapolis Millers:
  10. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Toronto Maple Leafs, International League: Denver Bears, American Association - spectacular shoulder patch here: Vancouver Mounties, Pacific Coast League:
  11. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Now that I think about it, in the early 90s, you could have had a whole league of clubs playing in major-league cities with MLB-caliber identities: (we're fortunate that the baseball card boom of that era gave us great visual evidence of all of these, and that the cards' photographers tended to take really boring shots of the players.)
  12. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    I don't know, I'm having a tough time picturing an MLB club wearing this:
  13. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Don't forget their short-season-A team, the Muckdogs.
  14. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Interesting, Columbus had home and road uniforms that looked nothing like each other back then.
  15. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    Not sure what you mean by "they're bound by the size of their home" - do you mean that, because Chattanooga is a small city, that would mean that they couldn't be considered an MLB-grade identity, because Chattanooga would never have a MLB team? If so, then this entire thread is sort of pointless, except for maybe a half-dozen markets that are borderline MLB size (Indianapolis, Columbus, Portland etc.) I'd say we're ignoring the city name for the purposes of this discussion - but I would argue that the nickname has a lot to do with it. Mobile has classy, MLB-level uniforms, but I wouldn't say it's a MLB-grade identity, because I don't think a MLB team would ever take the name "BayBears."