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  1. Regarding the red bills on the Rangers blue caps, I'm normally not too keen on two-tone caps. But some teams can certainly look good with them. Works / Worked: Angels A's Rangers Indians Orioles Braves Pirates (mustard) Doesn't / Didn't work: Astros Tigers Royals Twins Mets Phillies Nationals Reds Cubs Cardinals Dodgers
  2. The points about the Angels are well-taken. Perhaps the best solution for the Rangers would be to avoid the red caps, socks, and sleeves, and stick with blue head-to-toe. Regardless, the mismatch looks awful. In general, I like uniformity of color throughout the cap, sleeves, socks, numbers, and lettering. It's the reason I don't like the Cardinals' navy caps. I know they have a history, but they look out of place with all the red on the uniforms.
  3. It is absolutely mismatched, even distracting. If they're going to wear red caps and socks, they need to do it like they did in the 90s.
  4. If, by "tweak their jerseys to make the names and/or numbers more legible", they mean "throw the whole thing out and start over", I'm all for it. Otherwise, it's just lipstick on a pig.
  5. Back to the end zone thing, anything is better than what we Bengals fans were treated to at Riverfront Stadium from 1970 to the late 1990s...
  6. More Dodgers goodness. These are from this week.
  7. I've often joked that the Red Sox won the 1975 World Series over the Reds, three games to three, because that's possibly the perception that many casual observers have held for forty years, due to that home run being the most-shown play from that series. Speaking of the Reds, although they don't have as good a uniform history as the Red Sox, it's still a shame that their greatest years came in those awful pullovers and in that concrete donut with carpet on the field. The uniforms were perfect, classic, classy, and timeless 1968-71. If only they'd left well enough alone.
  8. Last post was just over 19 months ago. Coincidentally, the thread titles are identical, word-for-word...
  9. I'm with Gothamite. The Padres got it right with their first try in 1969. It's too bad that set didn't last throughout their history, with only tweaks to the cap logo and lettering as the decades passed. It's still not too late to switch to it and use it for the next forty years.
  10. ColorWerx did some research on it back in 2009 and posted this thread, but unfortunately his images are no longer available... According to this site... http://www.fastcodesign.com/3041229/super-logo-bowl-the-design-history-of-the-patriots-and-seahawks ...the original "cartoon" Pat was used 1961-1965, rather than 1961-64.
  11. How is that any different that this was? Wait...never mind...
  12. That's where I stand. The problem with the Yankees sleeve stripes is that they don't work with the rest of the uniform. There are no stripes anywhere else on the uniform, so they're just hanging there in isolation. They're an odd pairing with button-down jerseys, belts, and stripeless collars and pants. Teams that had sleeve stripes in the 70s and 80s also had pullover jerseys with stripes around the neck and beltless pants with stripes around the waist, so there was a theme and there was balance. Don't get me wrong, today's Yankees look better than those teams from the 70s and 80s, but they have unnecessarily forced a 70s-80s design element onto an otherwise traditional uniform.
  13. Yes, and yes...x1000.
  14. There was at least one documented case of an oil discovery in Tennessee. J.D. "Jed" Clampett, an impoverished mountaineer who was barely able to provide for his family's daily nutritional needs, forced bubbling crude oil to the surface with a blast from a double-barrell shotgun in the early 60s near Bug Tussle. The financial windfall from the discovery enabled the hillbillies to take up residence in a Beverly Hills, California mansion, with often comedic results.
  15. I'm sure I'm in a vast minority, but I've always wanted an authentic version of Ken Anderson's jersey, pre-stripes.