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I think I'm the only one who doesn't completely hate the new BP caps. They're not without flaws, of course, but I think they're MILES ahead of the DE caps that came before them. I picked one up a few weeks ago and I actually really like it. 

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On 12/30/2017 at 8:57 AM, SilverBullet1929 said:

The descriptions of the feeling of the material of the new spring training caps are what's gonna keep me away from them. I'm such a die hard fan of my team that I've made some questionable cap purchases over the years just to be able to wear an updated logo or just to say I have that cap because I'm a fan of my team...

 

BUT I can't pay money for a cap that feels like a swimsuit or, didn't someone earlier say board shorts? I shudder. I'm done with these things. 

I always have to see for myself to make my own opinion about a new material ,hat etc. I remember how DE was bashed in the beginning but I've always thought the material was perfect for BP or ST. This new garbage BP material that NE is introducing is the worse, It feels like I'm wearing a swimming cap. I cant'd stand it, I won't even buy it at Ross pricing, that's how bad it feels

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I dig high numbers in baseball. I was 79 in high school mainly because Barry Zito was my favorite pitcher and was 7 or 9 in numerous other jerseys when younger. 

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On 12/29/2017 at 4:09 PM, BringBackTheVet said:

Phillies are taking 34 out of circulation next year (one guy will have to change numbers now) because of Halladay. I’m now pretty sure that theyll retire it if/when he gets in the HOF, since that’s their criteri for retiring numbers. It’s just a shame that so many people wore it in the years after he left. It’s also a shame that he didn’t win a championship here but will have his number retired, while the guy who was the NLCS and WS MVP (and also threw a no hitter) won’t. 

 

Hold up.  Why won't Hamels get his number retired?

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Just now, Silent Wind of Doom said:

 

Hold up.  Why won't Hamels get his number retired?

 

The HOF policy mostly, and really, his stats weren't that good.  Being NLCS and WS MVP is pretty significant though - especially for a franchise as turdy as the Phillies.

 

They haven't issued his, Jimmy Rollins', Chase Utley's, or Ryan Howard's since they left, so maybe they're planning something after all.

 

I'd bet a million dollars that Cole Hamels comes back before the end of the '19 season, so they're just keeping it warm for him.

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If I recall, there were no high numbers at all in the MLB until Carlton Fisk flipped his #27 to #72 when he joined the White Sox. At the time there was a little bit of contention, almost as if folks wondered if was breaking some rule by doing it.

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the video game screen caps on uniwatch today of anniversary logos. Why is the A's slightly different than we have seen and will the jersey letters be outlined in gold as this appears?

 

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21 hours ago, ltravisjr said:

If I recall, there were no high numbers at all in [...] MLB until Carlton Fisk flipped his #27 to #72 when he joined the White Sox. At the time there was a little bit of contention, almost as if folks wondered if was breaking some rule by doing it.

 

Jim Bouton wore no. 56 with the Yankees as early as 1962.

Image result for jim bouton 56 yankees

 

But numbers above the 50s were pretty much unheard of outside of spring training and perhaps late-season callups until Fisk adopted no. 72 (which did indeed look ridiculous).

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19 hours ago, The Golden One said:

the video game screen caps on uniwatch today of anniversary logos. Why is the A's slightly different than we have seen and will the jersey letters be outlined in gold as this appears?

 

24609600247_0de58e35fa_b.jpgOakland%20A's%2050th%20anniversary%20log

If it's in MLB The Show then it's in the style guide and will be there for 2018 barring a sudden change. That video game follows the damn style guide to a hair pulling fault. 

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On 12/18/2017 at 4:35 PM, daveindc said:

 

Has nothing to do with the number. The Royals' number is at the same spot with the script more level, while the A's number is lower with a more upward script.

 

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I really love that Royals jersey, but wonder if the rear number is also gold. If so, could be somewhat harder to read.

 

As far as the navy Nationals jersey goes, could the length of their nickname be the issue for the steep angle? Although, as stated before, just lower the front number and correct the problem.

 

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As a Cardinal fan, l have a uniform change for my team that l really miss, the navy road cap!

 

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A crime when it comes to number retirement is that there’s no rumbling of any further Angel retirements. They have a bench coach and former owner up there but nobody from the one team that ever did anything.

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8 minutes ago, LMU said:

A crime when it comes to number retirement is that there’s no rumbling of any further Angel retirements. They have a bench coach and former owner up there but nobody from the one team that ever did anything.

We talked about this when we were out there early this year. Who was 'Mr. Angel'?  We didn't see a guy on the team that made us (out-of-towners) react in such a way that there needed to be a retired number.

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The Angels won a championship with a whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts team of plucky overachievers but have otherwise been a team of mercenaries or guys more associated with one of their prior/later teams. Either way, there aren't a lot of singular franchise players. Tim Salmon has the tenure and loyalty but not the numbers. Garret Anderson is the closest person I can think of but even with a ring he too feels more like a Long TIme Guy Local Fans Feel Really Good About, more in common with Kerry Wood or John Franco than Frank Thomas or Albert Pujols (St. Louis).

 

@Still MIGHTY is now invited to yell at me and tell me why I'm wrong.

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24 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:
33 minutes ago, LMU said:

A crime when it comes to number retirement is that there’s no rumbling of any further Angel retirements. They have a bench coach and former owner up there but nobody from the one team that ever did anything.

We talked about this when we were out there early this year. Who was 'Mr. Angel'?  We didn't see a guy on the team that made us (out-of-towners) react in such a way that there needed to be a retired number.

 

25  Don Baylor

40  Frank Tanana

  3  Gene Mauch

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23 hours ago, The Golden One said:

the video game screen caps on uniwatch today of anniversary logos. Why is the A's slightly different than we have seen and will the jersey letters be outlined in gold as this appears?

 

24609600247_0de58e35fa_b.jpgOakland%20A's%2050th%20anniversary%20log

 

I realize that the game is a bad way to judge minute details...but it almost looks like they are trying to show it's a Chromeflex patch. Also, the patch shown is completely different than the 50th logo shown.

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Baylor was all over the place but probably best associated with Baltimore (at least in my mind), Mauch with the Twins, I've never thought to associate Frank Tanana with anyone

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The Retired Angels are: Jim Fregosi, Nolan Ryan, Rob Carew, Gene Autry, Jimmy Reese, and (universal) Jackie Robinson. The silly thing? Fregosi got his number up there when he was the trade bait to get Ryan in the first place.

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Sounds like how the White Sox retired Harold Baines's number when they traded him for Sammy Sosa. Jerry Reinsdorf really liked Harold Baines, I guess.

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3 hours ago, LMU said:

The Retired Angels are: Jim Fregosi, Nolan Ryan, Rob Carew, Gene Autry, Jimmy Reese, and (universal) Jackie Robinson. The silly thing? Fregosi got his number up there when he was the trade bait to get Ryan in the first place.

 

"The people who listen to WIP are in South Philly f---ing their sisters, and the people who work for WIP are f----ing their mothers."

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