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9 hours ago, 1stAndPhoremost said:

 

A good start, but not every team (particularly the Phillies) is available

It could be some are sold out.  I bought my Orioles low crown BP at the end of November.

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On 1/5/2018 at 3:53 PM, the admiral said:

Baylor was all over the place but probably best associated with Baltimore (at least in my mind)

 

This is interesting to me.  I'm an Orioles fan old enough to have watched Don Baylor in an Orioles uniform, but I probably think of him more as an Angel.

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I know this isn't a common answer but is Don Baylor a Rockie to anyone else like he is to me?

 

I know of all his accomplishments as a player, and I'm not trying to shove them aside but, as a Marlins fan since 1993, even though I was exposed to some baseball before that, Baylor was the manager of the other expansion team Rockies and that's always been what I think about first when I hear his name. 

 

I'd imagine you'd have to literally be someone who got into baseball in 1993 to feel this way, or at least someone who was a 90's Rockies fan first before knowing any other baseball. 

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32 minutes ago, leopard88 said:

 

This is interesting to me.  I'm an Orioles fan old enough to have watched Don Baylor in an Orioles uniform, but I probably think of him more as an Angel.

 

Pretty much anyone who gets name-checked in Weaver on Strategy is an Oriole to me.

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I know this isn't a common answer but is Don Baylor a Rockie to anyone else like he is to me?

Don Baylor is an Angel to me, but I was 8 when he won the 1979 AL MVP with California. It all depends on your initial frame of reference.

 

I also remember him going to the Red Sox and them immediately winning a division, and then going to the Twins and them winning the World Series, and I remember him going back to Oakland in 1988 and the A's winning a division.

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1 hour ago, cheo25 said:

Don Baylor is an Angel to me, but I was 8 when he won the 1979 AL MVP with California. It all depends on your initial frame of reference.

 

I also remember him going to the Red Sox and them immediately winning a division, and then going to the Twins and them winning the World Series, and I remember him going back to Oakland in 1988 and the A's winning a division.

Baylor was involved in three World Series in a row with three different teams ('86-88: Red Sox, Twins, A's) and not one of them was the Angels. Despite that, I, too, view him as an Angel primarily. 

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3 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

Pretty much anyone who gets name-checked in Weaver on Strategy is an Oriole to me.

 

That's a reasonable perspective.

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On 1/9/2018 at 6:47 AM, WSU151 said:

The main argument is you can't throw around words like "championship" and "title" without the division and league modifiers.  By themselves, the words imply WS wins.

 

Division championships are great if you only win them every 10 years or aren't expected to win them.  But the Dodgers have won five NL West titles in a row, so there is a declining rate of importance to them.  They're expected to win the division now.  The pennant was great, and was far more important than winning the West.  Now the next big celebration will be a WS ring.

Exactly how I feel whenever I look at my Dodgers World Series cap. Nice to win those division titles, even better to finally win a pennant, but the city will explode (in a good way) if and when they finally win a World Series.

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The modernization of the new opening day logo reminds me of the Redblacks. Very sawlike.

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Not a fan at all. The old one was much more patriotic looking; all it really needed was a darker shade of blue. This one looks like it's trying too hard to be modern and in the result, it looks like a god damned buzz saw.

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An opening day logo should be "fun".  It's a celebration, the unofficial start of spring.  It shouldn't be serious like a playoff logo.

 

Fail.

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On 1/9/2018 at 11:49 PM, Bmac said:

We'll see a few more new things before the season starts. It's been months since I've seen the retail guide but I believe there are at least two more alternate uniforms on the way and a few new hats (I seem to recall more patch hats than what we've seen so far). Some fun throwback stuff is on the way for Oakland.

 

It's also worth noting that the new BP caps are intended to be used as alternate caps and worn during regular season games by a number of teams.

Oh there's also a special event uniform that'll be unveiled next month I believe.

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On 1/10/2018 at 4:09 PM, alecgoff said:

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Those folds don't seem realistic at all.

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5 hours ago, Danny the Sheeb said:

Those folds don't seem realistic at all.

They aren't supposed to seem realistic. They're supposed to seem minimalistic.

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I don't know why anyone ever expects the Padres to go back to brown. It'll NEVER happen. The fans all want it, and the Padres are the dumbest, most tone deaf team in pro baseball. Rather than see them switch to brown, I'd be happier if they just contracted them entirely because they're utterly useless. 

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As Bill81361 referred to the fan survey, every time they bring up brown, the bring up poop. It's so childish. Let's bring up blood for red or maybe the Padres have it right....blue, because they haven't had it in a long time.:D

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On 1/14/2018 at 6:33 PM, bwburke94 said:

They aren't supposed to seem realistic. They're supposed to seem minimalistic.

...that's dumb.

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4 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

 

 

“We’re going to show people examples of uniforms we think might make sense, and we have representatives of the brown,” Fowler said in an interview on The Mighty 1090. “...I’m not a fan of, as Tony Gwynn used to say, the ‘baby poop’ brown-and-yellow uniforms. I think there’s some brown that is very, very classy, and we’ll see what the market tells us.”

 

This seems like it's actually positive news, given his previous statements. He's acknowledging that "there's some brown that is very, very classy...". I believe this has been discussed before, but the brown they use now seems to have more of a drab olive tint to it. I can't tell if the original brown-and-yellows had this shade of brown, but these other uniforms have a much richer looking shade:

 

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