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  1. MLB changes 2018?

    Damning with faint praise.
  2. This Is The Alliance Of American Football

    But what was ludicrously “out there” in 2011 has become normalized if not mandatory today.
  3. Cap Giveaway! Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City

    This is a one-off, or at least a limited run; a bunch of minor league clubs are participating in a promotion called “Copa de la Diversión”, where they adopt Hispanic-themed identities for a couple games. Some are better than others, this one’s pretty good. There’s a thread here:
  4. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Indeed - that caused the Hall of Fame to take the choice away from the players, when Boggs sold his to the Devil Rays. Was really bad form.
  5. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Seems on-the-nose to me. Choosing a later hairstyle to commemorate does not mean the Afro is victim of “historical revisionism”. Choosing to represent another logo Thome wore on his plaque isn’t pretending that Wahoo never existed, either. That’s pretty 1:1.
  6. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Why not? Do you think only baseball fans can think Wahoo is a racist symbol best left in a dusty past?
  7. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    True, that's a good point. But Boggs put it over the edge.
  8. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Players used to have the choice, but Wade Boggs ruined that when he sold his space to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now players have some input, as is only right, but the league has the final say. And several of them went in without any logo on their caps at all.
  9. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Doesn’t seem clickbaity to me - anyone who looks at the URL before clicking knows what it is.
  10. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Possibly. And that's not a bad thing. Real societal change starts when big institutions feel forced to even give lip service to popular movements. And when the Hall of Fame decides it's better to get ahead of this issue, that's saying something about where we are.
  11. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Nobody is doing that. Wahoo is already found throughout the Hall of Fame. There is no push to remove him from all displays, or whatever else would be necessary for “revisionist history” to be a thing. But Hall of Hame plaques are something very different. The iconography appearing there is especially powerful, and for that reason players have for generations had input into what is depicted there. At least one team has been so desperate for representation that they tried to buy their way on to a plaque. I don’t see any reason at all to oppose this move, especially since Thome himself is in agreement. If he wanted Wahoo on his plaque, then there might be an argument. But since he doesn’t....
  12. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    Common misconception, but still not true. It can mean that (Newcastle United), but in most cases teams just chose “United” because it sounded good. So DC is exactly like Manchester United, West Ham United, and the like.
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    That’s my problem with Miller Park; the roof design ensures that it’s always looming over the games. And even when the roof is open, the outfield is enclosed. Opening the windows doesn’t do anything about that huge, ugly concrete ring. It contributes to the claustrophobic feeling as well.
  14. Baseball Hall of Fame Retires Chief Wahoo From Plaques

    Besides, it’s not like the Hall hasn’t gotten creative with cap logos before.
  15. MLB changes 2018?

    The glass is better, but the outfield wall is so close to the field that it looms large and claustrophobic in person, even with the glass. I understand that the roof is great for weather, but the cost is way, way too high. That particular roof design never actually retracts, only opens a little.