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  1. I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
  2. Yeah, I feel like the Dash's identity is already dated, no I didn't realize how ugly warthogs actually are. Y'all really don't read this stuff, so look at the concept and tell me what I did wrong.
  3. I've wanted for a while to do a redesign of the Midland Rockhounds logo, so as soon as the right idea struck me, i got to it. Their current logo is incredibly tacky and outdated, and needs a change really soon. So, i took the idea of Rockhounds and tried to add a little more meaning to it than just a dog with a rock, and instead i made a more realistically proportionate bloodhound with a coal miner's hat, which i envision becoming the symbol of the team and a big souvenir item. The shape behind is meant to represent a mine and the colors have a more Texas feel than before, and more appropriate for mining. Old: New: What do you think of this update for Midland? C&C much appreciated as always, thanks!
  4. So, the Montgomery Biscuits have IMO, a 6/10 logo. My logo ranking is made is made up of two parts, Idea and Execution. It gets a 10 for the idea, but a 2 for execution. I mean you know you have a bad logo when the outline widths are noticeably different on the SAME detail/shape. This is probably more of a tweak than a full-on rebrand, but they're still more than 1 RGB step up on a color. I made the outlines consistent and tweaked the colors a little bit. If you don't know here's their old logo And my edition No fancy sheet right now. The uniforms I would like some feedback on the hands because I'm unsure how to make a good fist but I don't know how both hands open looks. Other C&C welcome though!
  5. Am I the only one who didn't know this was a thing? Minor League Baseball is now selling retro merchandise, what they're calling the "Hometown Collection" Of particular interest to me are the two Madison, Wisconsin teams - the old Muskies and the Hatters, who were a one-year wonder when I was at the University (and who had the bestest name ever). Some of the teams and designs are very old - Ebbets Field Flannels old - but some are more recent. And those are the more interesting ones to me. Any Portland fans still missing baseball, they have this for you: I also like seeing the Queens Kings represented. They were the one-year identity for Brooklyn Cyclones after moving from St. Catherine's and while waiting for the ballpark in Brooklyn to be finished. What do you guys think? Is this old news? And what clubs would you like to see represented?
  6. So, I was browsing through the minor league baseball logo files and I came across a few that are in desperate need of a refreshing or... much more than that. One of the worst logos in my opinion was the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League whose main emblem is rudimentary at best. I also felt their design as a whole was dated, so i really wanted to take them on. I don't know if I'll work on a few more teams for this alongside my Updates & Overhauls thread, I'll just have to play it by ear, But I will be posting uniforms for the Devils. So, here is my take on the Tri-City Dust Devils: C&C is appreciated, Thx!
  7. Hi! Here's another redesigned MiLB league logo, the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) mark. Their current logo is not good, not bad, just generic and mediocre. My redesigned mark has the shape of a U.S. Pacific Coast Highway 101 metal road sign. The color scheme is pretty much the same. Link to current logo: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/4798/_Pacific_Coast_League/1998/Primary_Logo
  8. Another MiLB league logo rebrand – this time it's the Eastern League. I picked a classic serif typeface and the Stars and Stripes motif because the history of the United States of America began in the Northeast. Here's the link to the league's current (and tremendously outdated) logo: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/4971/_Eastern_League/19--/Primary_Logo
  9. Another MiLB league logo rebrand – this time it's the Pioneer League's mark. The league operates in the Rocky Mountain region. The original logo is from 1990 and it's quite chaotic, messy and outdated. Link to the current logo: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/ighch2wz0t8lr3zr7g039lil0/_Pioneer_League/1990/Primary_Logo
  10. This is my rebrand of the current MiLB Florida State League roundel logo which will turn 27 years next year. No more black but yellow-gold as a supporting color. Link to the original mark: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/f2t8su1na369geehoftczekz6/_Florida_State_League/1990/Primary_Logo
  11. Eastern League All-Star Game
  12. This is sort of like @ldconcepts NHL Identity Swap series, but with MiLB teams imitating their big-league teams logos. Not like, for example, a simple city-swap Tacoma Mariners, but a Mariners-style Tacoma Raniers logo. So the first team in this series, my hometown-ish team, the Durham Bulls imitating the Rays sunburst logo. It's meant to evoke the smoke a bull snorts out when it's mad or the home run sign when a Bulls player hits one out of the park. C&C and Requests Appreciated
  13. So I was thinking the other day about walkup songs, and was wondering, is there a rule in the MLB rulebook that states teams can't use offensive walkup songs against players in the MLB, or is it just too hard to come up with, because that is what my mind has been on ever since. So this is the thread devoted to coming up with offensive or mean walkup songs for opposing players. Some examples would be Bartolo Colon - SexyBack - Justin Timberlake Rougned Odor - Whip It - Devo OR Watch Me - Silento Discuss away! Mods, if this is in the wrong section, please move it. I wasn't sure where it would go, and this seemed like the best place.
  14. So I have had this concept sort of tucked away until the right moment to post on these boards and today finally I can post it. This past summer I was fortunate enough to be a full time staff member for the Bowling Green Hot Rods a class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays as a group sales guy during the day and every job you can think of during games. I had came up with a few mock ups of promos to present to the assistant GM of the team to add to our promo schedule and he became so impressed with my work that he and the GM would give me design projects throughout the season that we would use for promos and presentations and materials for that season and next season. My last project that they gave me was to come up with a few concepts for a "What If" Night at the ballpark for the 2016 season. Now if you dont know this, the Hot Rods were the creators of this promo back when they became the Cave Shrimp for one night during their first season in Kentucky and won a golden bobble head award for best promo that season. I had came up with 3 concepts, the Stingrays, the Moonshiners, and the Bootleggers. They immediately fell in love with my Bootleggers concept and choose to use that for their promo and use my hat logo for the players to wear and sell to the fans. They created their own jersey for the occasion that is a jersey with a bourbon barrel on it. As soon as they announced the promo, I wanted to share to y'all my design and what they BG Hot Rods will be wearing on the field come July 16th. The design for the Primary Barrel Man came from old photos I found at a local photo archive at the local library in Bowling Green of moonshine runners during the prohibition era. A lot of photos were of old grizzly looking men. Also Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band's face was the inspiration of the Barrel Man's face haha. I choose the colors brown and orange because it was a very under utilized color scheme in baseball today and they look great together. I used a dark brown for the base color and I utilized the "broadway burnt orange" that brandiose was going to use when they redesigned the Nashville Sounds. The uniform is based off a 70's early 80's uniform style that the Astros and Indians utilized. And Elastic waistband pants with buttons that were the norm during the 70's just fit well with the classic look of the uniform. The Hot Rods changed the hat from a dark brown to a black hat, but the Barrel Man logo's colors fit perfectly with my design. And to go with the craziness that is minor league baseball, they created a bourbon barrel jersey to auction off after the game. Here is what it will all look like on the field: If you want to see my whole design presentation you can catch it on my Behance page: https://www.behance.net/gallery/30160617/What-If-Bowling-Green-Bootleggers-(KY)
  15. I was an employee of the Hot Rods over the summer and got the chance to make some offseason ads and graphics with their new logos before the season was over. While working with these logos, I felt the same way as a lot of you on the boards. I felt that SME really missed the boat on the overall design concept and it felt rushed in some areas. There were some logos that I felt they did a great job on and it is reflected in my design concepts, but for this project I wanted to take my experience in being a minor league baseball fan and working in minor league baseball and see what I could come up with to improve the Hot Rod's new brand. For this project a designed a few new logos to replace some of the logos I felt SME did not work well for a minor league team and also kept a few of the ones that worked well. I redesigned the whole uniform set and even added a special sunday uniform. I am starting off this project by showing the primary logo I designed which I used as a focal point that everything else is designed around. I will periodically add more from this project.
  16. MiLB is having a vote for who has the best hat in the Minor Leagues. The page keeps popping out two hats and you vote on which you think is the better of the two. Voting continues until May 22 Have fun gents (and occasional ladies) http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/caps/y2014/ If you wanna take a peek at the leaderboard here you go http://www.milb.com/milb/fans/caps/y2014/leaderboard_full.jsp
  17. Alright, so recently two teams have released new uniforms in the MiLB world. I love seeing new minor league uniforms but recently it feels as if these teams choose terrible logos/designs for their hats and they don't pair them wisely. That's why I took the liberty of doing a quick fix for the Bowling Green Hot Rods. I think all they jerseys are perfect so I just fixed the hats. What I fixed: Home: I changed the logo on the hat from Navy blue w/ Orange trim to White BG with Navy trim and orange trim Away: I simply took the hat paired with the alternate uniform and moved it to away because it fits better with the grey Alternate: I took the logo off the orange away hat and replaced it with the new hot rod and moved it to the alternate uniform BP: I put the logo from the away hat onto the BP hat.
  18. Got inspired by Studio Simon's update of the Class-A Hickory Crawdads, which is a great update by the way, and thought I would try my hand at creating the whole custom font package. I took the font from "HICKORY" and "CRAWDADS" and built numbers and the rest of the letters in the alphabet off of the features from those letters provided. Not sure how accurate the letters are, but these were just what I thought they would be with the information that was given. Kind of like a puzzle. Hope y'all enjoy it.
  19. Hi guys! Here is my latest rebrand of a Minor League Baseball team – this time it's the NY-Penn League's Hudson Valley Renegades. Their current identity was rebranded in 2013, but in my view it's one of the worst logos of the entire league. My goal was to create a raccoon that looks fierce and dauntless, like a renegade on one of these famous wanted posters. Colors are unchanged, except the darker shade of blue (Hudson blue) was dropped to simplify the color scheme a little bit. A full-bodied alternate raccoon logo might follow in the future. Current primary logo Logo chart Primary logo Secondary logo Cap logo Uniform wordmark logos on white home, gray road and dutchess blue alternate uniform
  20. I figure one thing, I should probably have gone the Lonely Alt route, because the homes and aways are admittedly not my best efforts. Not that they completely blow, I've done worse, but I know I could've done better than this. In the modified words of a critique that's stayed with me for years, this looks like every other baseball uniform ever The sad thing is this has been done for months. Female mascots on a male team's uniform are rare, but I figure the right ones can work. In this case, as a female pistachio is among the Nuts' stable of mascots, I figured a pistachio logo was worth trying. Which inspired the pistachio green vest.
  21. In 2015, many MLB teams changed affiliation with one another with their respective AAA teams. These changes were peculiar because the realignments forced teams to have a Triple-A team further than their previous. This should never be the case, as many roster changes on the daily happen between AAA and the MLB. It should be convenient for teams calling up or sending down a player. That way they can be there by whenever the next game is. This is my proposed realignment for 2016: Anaheim Angels - Las Vegas 51s Los Angeles Dodgers - Fresno Grizzlies San Diego Padres - El Paso Chihuahuas (no change) San Francisco Giants - Sacramento River Cats (no change) Oakland Athletics - Reno Aces Seattle Mariners - Tacoma Rainiers (no change) Arizona Diamondbacks - Albuquerque Isotopes Colorado Rockies - Salt Lake Bees Minnesota Twins - Colorado Springs Sky Sox Texas Rangers - Oklahoma City Redhawks (changing the name back after the Dodgers leave affiliation) Houston Astros - Round Rock Express Kansas City Royals - Omaha Storm Chasers (no change) St. Louis Cardinals - Memphis Redbirds (no change) Chicago Cubs - Iowa Cubs (no change) Tampa Bay Rays - New Orleans Zephyrs Cincinnati Reds - Nashville Sounds Milwaukee Brewers - Indianapolis Indians Detroit Tigers - Toledo Mud Hens (no change) Cleveland Indians - Columbus Clippers (no change) Chicago White Sox - Louisville Bats Atlanta Braves - Gwinnett Braves (no change) Miami Marlins - Charlotte Knights Washington Nationals - Durham Bulls Baltimore Orioles - Norfolk Tides (no change) New York Yankees - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (no change) New York Mets - Syracuse Chiefs Philadelphia Phillies - Lehigh Valley IronPigs (no change) Pittsburgh Pirates - Rochester Red Wings Boston Red Sox - Pawtucket Red Sox (no change) Toronto Blue Jays - Buffalo Bisons (no change) I apologize for being out of order. Comment if you have something better in mind.
  22. My world has unfortunately been very hurt. I am a Coloradoan born and raised. I grew up in the springs. And I am raised to be a Rocky. All 20 years of my life, yes I know I am still very young, the Rockies right hand man was the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Unfortunately the Rockies stabbed us Springers in the back by affiliating with the Albequerque Isotopes simply because they have a better stadium. Anyways, it got me thinking about how the Isotopes had a blue alternate uniform made that was supposed to emulate the LA Dodgers. So I threw together two ideas for hats. One for the Isotopes which is based on the Rockies and one for the Sky Sox to be based off of their new parent team, the Milwaukee Brewers. (And yes I know I left the MILB logo off the back) I will try to do ideas for other teams who have now changed affiliations.
  23. Hey everyone! I've been working on a project that wound up falling through, but that doesn't mean I can't share it. I was working with the Portland Sea Dogs in an effort to modernize the mark - I came up with a few wordmarks, icons and even a few uniform sets.
  24. Picked this up at the Clearwater Threshers stadium the other night, pretty cool limited edition cap! Throwback from when they were the Clearwater Phillies.
  25. I have noticed that there are a few interesting features in some minor league parks (of course, some are a lot more noticeable than others). Some of the ones that I have heard about so far include the Quad Cities River Bandits having a corn field in left field near the bullpen, and the South Bend Silver Hawks using a former synagogue as their team souvenir store. What are some other ones that you know of?