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  1. "Triggered" used for sports team colors, man, how can I get you never to do that again
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  2. Why can't they both embrace it?
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  3. We should leave the past behind, by going deeper into the past! Then the past won't be the past, it'll be the FUTURE!
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  4. If there's something in college football more dull and played out than the all-black uniform, I don't know what it could be. Yawn inducing.
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  5. I actually completed this shortly after the schedule came out in April, but I thought I'd share it with the world and see what you guys think. It is made entirely of vector graphics in Illustrator and InDesign (actual file is crystal clear and not pixelated). I came up with the logo format for each team and chose the colors myself. I liked that this setup allowed me to accurately represent teams with both one main color (Chiefs - red) or two that coexist pretty equally (Broncos navy and orange). Pretty pleased with how this turned out -- easy to read and prints 8.5x11
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  7. While I take the time to go back and look at those changes, here's another preview to enjoy:
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  8. It’s been entertaining to see this make the rounds today like it wasn’t unveiled back in April.
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  9. Nope, don't want it. Only white that should be on a Browns helmet is the center stripe and facemask.
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  10. So...they shouldn't leave the past behind?
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  11. That's what happens when you make a design available through and promote it on the front of the Nike catalog. It's appropriately called the "slant stripe." That said, I wish the teams would keep the matching pants stripe rather than putting the team nickname.
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  13. Those are both nice, but IMO the monogram could do with about half those many outer strokes. Just use the single white outline for brown or orange backgrounds, and no outline on white.
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  14. I graduated and played baseball at Saint Patrick HS back in 2000. The baseball team always took a backseat to the football and basketball teams so jerseys were usually pretty standard stock from our suppliers. No custom fonts or logos. So, I figured I’d sketch out what I’d want to wear if I were still playing. The SP monogram and Celtic Shamrock sleeve logo are custom designed by me. I wanted to go with a classic look because the school has been around for over 150 years. Would love to hear feedback on what you like and what I should work on. Thanks!
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  15. Made some adjustments and gave the designs a test run on a new 3D template (as designed by @Bpoe96) Let me know what you think! P.S. BPoe also helped with the shading on the Preds logo to give it a more vintage treatment, so thanks to him on that as well!
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  16. Give it a rest. You aren’t going to change anyone’s mind. It also isn’t going to happen. Do you want Cleveland to riot? That’s how you get Cleveland to riot
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  17. The Jazz have some of the best alternates (City sunset) and throwbacks (NBA Finals Mountain era set AND the purple New Orleans era set) in the entire NBA. Their primary set is about as underwhelming as it possibly gets, though. They're not really bad by any stretch, but they're just so terribly uninspired and kind of safe and boring. I'd take any combo of their alternates and throwbacks they have over what they currently wear. That's why I loved that gradient mountain prototype/custom/mockup jersey so much.
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  18. Alejandro Bedoya became a man and somewhat famous.. Due to board ToS and rules, I think I better not post a link tothe actions of Bedoya and MLS as Garber begins year 20 as Commissioner.
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  19. Put together some 3D looks on a new temaplate that @Bpoe96 has graciously let me test drive. Let me know what you think!
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  20. HA ... I wouldn't put money on it.
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  21. Something along these lines
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  23. Quick look: Obviously haven't addressed issues with the logo yet. I like the heavier influence on the sky blue here (that was my original intended focus before things evolved). Just not sure about the color balance. Thoughts?
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  24. Hmmmmmm you know, I might be all in on this
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  25. WHY do You Capitalize words At Random?
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  26. Today's game: Grays @ Reds. The Grays will be wearing their grays, and the Reds their reds.
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  27. I said before, this is the best logo MLB has put out in years. It might be one of my favorites. I like the whole gradient gimmick they're going with. It adds a lot of variety depending on the teams involved. They put effort into this and that's something I can't say for a lot of playoff logos in other leagues.
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  28. Sparty no! https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/08/05/michigan-state-spartans-alternate-uniform-photo This is terrible.
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  29. I still think the Jazz’s not-purple solution is to make the green brighter to a kelly tint or even change it to teal. Navy and forest green together though is brutal on the contrast.
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  30. On to the next set of teams... Next is Nashville! (gasp, all yellow!) Color Rush jersey: Full uniform: On to San Jose... Color Rush jersey: Full uniform: This series is almost coming to a close! I'll post Washington/Winnipeg/Philly next and then conclude with Pittsburgh and New Jersey - which I've been saving for last because they break some of the rules that I've followed throughout this series.
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  32. With a logo package this awesome and colorful, I hope all postseason series are epic and memorable.
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  33. Ah, my earliest memory of an alternate getting real weird and breaking the usual team colors and everything. Still think black/copper/a little purple is a hell of a color scheme. And for that reason I think the core Jazz set is still good, but there are a couple of key downgrades -- chiefly that the current gold note logo jersey is a major downgrade from that nice green alternate. And sleeves aside, the old stripey alternate was a better take on the avant-garde of uniform design. I've thought for years that the current navy just needs to be nudged a little bit toward a purple hue. It's almost there as it is in the right lighting. But a dark indigo/purple would be the perfect modernization.
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  34. NOLA should go full-time with that set. That matchup might have been the most beautiful of this past season, even if the Jazz were the home team. Plus, Jrue Holiday's face looks so old here.
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  35. I should hope that "end gun violence now" is not a political statement. Bedoya's not advocating for policy. I would hope that an opposition to prejudiced attacks falls in the same bucket as the camo and pride warmup tops.
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  36. We aren't halfway done yet, but we've finally reached one team I was excited for: My hometown, childhood favorite team. So short story time: I can attribute Boise State's 2010 Pro Combat uniforms for being the reason I am here doing what I am doing. All the quirks of that uniform from the one sided helmet logo, to the sleeves being mismatched to just every little asymmetrical thing about it. I loved it all and that was the real kick-start to me designing uniforms. So now with that said, I was a big fan of the new jerseys BSU unveiled. It was nice to finally have something on the jerseys again. But i still had those Pro Combat's in my head and wanted to get those back in some way shape or form. Football - So like I said, I wanted to get the "spirit" of the 2010 PC's back on the field. The blue helmet IRL still captures it, but I want the full uniforms to get it too. So, the helmets. I always hear how ugly the logo/number treatment is. I hear it, and I ignored it. Boise State wrote the first chapter of the book on it, it stays. Kept all 3 colors: blue, white, orange. I wasn't sold on the orange at first, but it grew on me fast. Jerseys have the new "speed" stripe on one side, with the oversized Bronco head on the other with the off colored sleeve cuff. BRONCOS on the chest of the home/alternate, BOISE STATE on the away. All 3 jerseys have blue collars with the phrase "Blue Collar" in the collar. See what I did there? Pants, for the first time in a decade, have something that isn't a wordmark on it. This time with a pant stripe more befitting IMO. Hockey - This felt criminal to me given that the BSU hockey club currently wears Oilers knockoffs and knocks it out of the park in them (looks-wise, not necessarily with their play on the ice). But to make these uniforms fit, they admittedly had to change. So the double stripe starts on the sleeves and extends at an angle onto the body of the jersey. the Bronco head is the main logo on all 3 jerseys. Nothing else really fit IMO. Socks have the same double stripe, pants have an angular stripe that mirrors the football pants style. Baseball - Baseball is making it's return to Boise State for its first season since 1980, and the uniforms they unveiled weren't bad, but you could tell they came straight outta the catalog. So these imaginary bad boys, get the speed stripes on the sleeves like the other sports. Also the batting helmets have the big logo on the same side of the helmet as football. I figured if softball could do it IRL, then so could baseball in this thread. The backs of the collars all are blue, with Blue Collar on it. BRONCOS on the home, BOISE STATE on the away, Bronco head on the alternate. The pants were a bit of an enigma. I did the double stripe on the bottom of the pants, somewhat similar to what the Diamondbacks tried doing for a season. Socks are either blue or orange, with blue cleats for all. Basketball - Keeping in line with the relative simplicity of previous BSU basketball uniforms, the tops have the speed lines underneath the arm holes. Much like baseball, blue inner collars with Blue Collar written on them. BRONCOS on the home, BOISE STATE on the road, did a non-basketball thing and stuck the Bronco Head on the chest. Shorts have the speed lines on one side and a very large Bronco Head on the other side. C&C welcome as always!
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  37. The Dragons weren't the Streets and the Streets are the current business. Your paragraphs on the Dragons history don't matter. Each fail to draw folks and generate money.
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  38. They also wear them with their black alts. This was announced prior to the season. I can't be the only person that thinks the Rockies use way to much black, right? Their helmets should really have purple brim to match their alternate hat, which should be their main hat. It just looks better IMO.
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  39. Well...just from my short time having practically lived there (Bordentown, if you're curious), and all the other many times I've gone through there... - NJ is the Garden State. I'm sure there's a reason it got that nickname, and while flora floral symbols may not be the greatest, if you can find a way to render them in an interesting manner, it could work. That to the side, gardens are mostly what color? Green...so a green field could work as the base (or field) color. - For some reason, I always associate yellow with the state of NJ...it must be the license plates. (Or the fact that the current state flag is yellow...but I see license plates first!) So that could also be a color to work in. (And I do know the state colors are "buff" and blue, but those colors get overused, so...) - New Jersey was the third state admitted to the union. And while I don't recall the name of the guy to whom the "Garden State" nickname is credited, he did mention something about both ends of the state being open, with Philadelphia eating from one end and New York eating from the other. Make of that what you will. - I think you got something with the current stripe. Most of that state, the way its shaped, lies in a northeasterly orientation, as do its main freeways, the Garden State Parkway and of course the NJ Turnpike. Perhaps translated vexillologically (jeez--there's a tongue-twister for you!), you could blazon it as "pierced per bend sinister or vert or, in bend sinister three bezants or". Translation: a field diagonally divided into thirds, direction from bottom left to top right, yellow/green/yellow in color (yellow because current state flag, green because garden), with three six-point stars (because third state admitted to the Union) adorning the middle green center part (which, if extracted on it own, would be a rough approximation of the state itself). It'd be simple, but it'd get the job done. If you don't beat me to it, I may have to work up a concept of that. (Yeah I've long had a huge love of heraldry, so pardon me if a little bit of that slipped into here!)
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  40. Even though I respectfully dislike the Jazz brand (no surprise) I do really like their unis. I love those sharp lines on the sides. They’re clean but also very bold. The colors they have now are a unique combo. Come at me bros
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  41. According to Taylor Lehman of 11 Warriors Ohio State is wearing blackout uniforms for their homecoming game against Michigan State. I'm a little disappointed I enjoyed a new alternate every year and I feel a blackout is a little generic.
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  42. Whaaaat? Oh my god, loving those 90's throwbacks!
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  43. Mountain throwback jerseys and court for Utah https://mobile.twitter.com/JazzNationNews/status/1157520410419716101
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  44. I can’t begrudge Yanks or their fans for believing that their uniform is worth preserving. I only wish that more clubs had their resolve.
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  45. Those numbers are shockingly awful. I don't get why they didn't just copy the numbers from this uniform since they were obviously going for a similar look:
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  46. WASHINGTON GRAYS - Honorable heritage revived After spending the previous few months going over all of the possible destinations for the Montréal Expos, we finally come to their new home of DC. After much financial debate (that nearly saw the move torpedoed) and settling with Orioles owner Peter Angels, the Expos finally had a clear path to come to the capital city.1 However, what to call them? (DC Mayor Anthony Williams celebrating the return of baseball to the capital city on September 29, 2004) Source image here 2 While "Senators" (the name the previous two clubs used by the time they left) was one of the most popular among fans, the city government was not thrilled with the prospect of this name. Even though the Senators MK II's 1968-71 red cap was the headwear of choice for the announcement (to the point of Bud Selig axing Todd Radom's beveled W design in favor of the "curly W") and Selig preferred the "Senators" name, DC Mayor Anthony Williams objected. He said that the name would be an oxymoron, as the District of Columbia has no congressional representation. In Mayor Williams' words: Ultimately, "Nationals" (the other name of the DC club that became the Twins) won out. It was seen as a compromise between Williams and Selig, going for a historical name in the city that was still connected to one of the Senators franchises. Selig was able to restore a bit of the Senators with the adoption of the "curly W," even if it was out of place in the very "Phase Three" (thanks for that framework, @raysox!) identity crafted by Todd Radom. It could appease the fans of both Senators and Nationals. However, there was an even better historical name on the table, one that would honor the most recent baseball champions in DC and an often overlooked part of the game's history. (The 1943 Homestead Grays, Negro World Series Champions)4 The Nats could have been the Grays! The Homestead Grays, while they originated in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, shifted the majority of their games from Pittsburgh to DC from 1940 to 1950. Their move came during one of the most storied runs of the club, when they won eight of nine Negro League titles in between 1937-45. Legendary players like Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, and Cool Papa Bell helped the Grays outdraw the Griffith family's Senationaltors and capitalize on Griffith Stadium's predominantly African-American neighborhood. While the club would fade into obscurity upon integration, their storied history was very much kept alive by surviving players, dedicated baseball historians (e.g., Brad Snyder, author of Beyond the Shadow of the Senators), and companies like Ebbets Field Flannels.5 A campaign entitled rememberthegrays.org (preserved on the Wayback Machine), started by Laura Meissner and Christopher Rehling, petitioned MLB to chose the name Grays. It was a popular petition, featuring a compilation of quotes that made convincing arguments for the name. Even Mayor Williams announced his support for the name, citing the legacy of the Negro League team. There was some serious momentum for adopting the sobriquet.6 There were, however, problems with adopting the Grays' name. While I couldn't find Selig commenting on it, I would assume that his preference for a historical MLB name would always win out. Some said the name "lacked pizzazz" or "didn't make sense." The other, larger problem was that Pittsburgh had just as legitimate a claim to the Grays' history. The team started in the Western Pennsylvania area, played at Forbes Field, and received tributes from the Pirates since the late-1980s (even though the Pirates took down the Negro League statues, sadly). Trying to place the Grays' name in DC could have been a potential conflict for the Pirates' ownership and Negro League fans in Pittsburgh, even though the Pirates could still throw back to/honor the Homestead Grays (preferably against the Nationals) or the Pittsburgh Crawfords (as they've done repeatedly). Due to these reasons, the name fell out of the running.7 Quite frankly, it's ridiculous that not one MLB team uses the name of a Negro League team. We have two PCL teams (Angels and Padres), two International League monikers (Orioles, despite MLB use, and Marlins), one American Association name (Brewers, despite MLB use for one season), and a Texas League sobriquet (Rangers). This would have been a perfect opportunity to honor one of the most storied names in the Negro Leagues, because the Pirates won't rebrand as the Grays and the Royals won't change their name to the Monarchs. However, what if MLB decided that it was finally time to honor the legendary club? These Washington Grays, while they evoke the traditional image of the club, have a bit of a modern twist. Since "Gray" is in their name, I figured that a gray-based color scheme would be better than the navy/black of the old squad. It might be a bit literal, but it would immediately give them a unique look. The grey I picked was a dark bluish grey, which looked a bit like how black & white photographs rendered the navy of the old team. I paired it with silver/light grey, for a bit of contrast. The logo features the "W" insignia (a modified version of UA Tiffany, the base font for my Grays-inspired Nationals concept) against a recolored DC flag in the shape of George Washington's family crest. This "W" insignia is the secondary, while the "DC" from my Grays-inspired Nationals design is the tertiary. The uniforms feature full T-bar stripes, akin to the 1943 squad of the Grays' finest teams. The wordmarks are on a radial arch, with UA Tiffany numbers and NOB's. I added simple sock stripes to tie into the hat coloration and the primary on the sleeves. Alternate uniforms all feature a light grey "DC" cap with a dark grey bill. The first is a dark grey jersey with the "W" insignia (to homage the Senationaltors teams with that configuration) and the other is the road uniform with the "DC" cap. A second set of alternates includes my 1943/45 hybrid set from the Grays-inspired Nationals concept, so that fans of the Grays in navy can enjoy that specific look. I've also included a lip service alternate to the 1968-71 Senators, as a way to appease Ol' Bud, pander to people who wanted the Senators name, and to fetishize that one winning season of the Senators MK II (which was a total fluke). The numeral font is now more accurate to the originals.8 The jackets all feature simple striping, with shoulder inserts on the primary. The Senators' jacket is a recreations of this outerwear (a similar model seen here on manager Ted Williams, one of the first players to advocate for celebrating Negro League players and teams - he'd have been happy with the Grays' name), while I ported over the 1940s Grays jacket from the previous concept (linked earlier).9 Learning that the Nats could have been the Grays really strikes me as one of the biggest missed opportunities in MLB branding. Instead of having a truly unique identity that honors one of the most storied Negro League clubs, the Nats seem content to keep propping the legacies of truly dreadful MLB teams (outside of Walter Johnson) and building their identity around a fluke campaign. While the Nationals do a lot to honor the Grays around the stadium (more than they honor the Expos, thankfully), they could always do more. C+C is appreciated, as always! Up next, compilations and a look at the team that would become the Nats. 1 Jeff Barker and Joe Christensen, “Relocation Picture Brightening - Angelos Agreement Closer Mayor, Council Chair near Solution to Financing Issue Baseball,” Baltimore Sun, The, November 20, 2004, sec. Sports; Hal Bodley, “Washington Gets Selig’s Vote,” USA Today, September 30, 2004, sec. Sports; Harry Jaffe, “How DC Got Baseball Back | Washingtonian (DC),” Washingtonian (blog), April 1, 2005, https://www.washingtonian.com/2005/04/01/how-dc-got-baseball-back/; Ed Waldman, “Expos’ Bidding Process Begins, but Name on Hold - Groups given until Nov. 1 to Apply for D.C. `team’ Baseball,” Baltimore Sun, The, October 20, 2004, sec. Sports. 2 Jamie Squire, “Washington, DC Mayor Anthony A. Williams Speaks to the Media during a...,” Getty Images, September 29, 2004, https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/washington-dc-mayor-anthony-a-williams-speaks-to-the-media-news-photo/51372320. 3 Adam Kealoha Causey and Chris Otts, “New Name for Washington MLB Team Uncertain,” Scripps Howard News Service, September 29, 2004, https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&t=&sort=YMD_date%3AD&page=11&fld-base-0=alltext&maxresults=20&val-base-0=grays nationals washington baseball&fld-nav-0=YMD_date&val-nav-0=2004 - 2005&fld-nav-1=YMD_date&val-nav-1=1980 - 2019&docref=news/123E304B6DAB6FD0; Paul Lukas, “It’s in the Bag(s) | Uni Watch,” Uni Watch, August 12, 2010, https://uni-watch.com/2010/08/12/its-in-the-bags/; Squire, “Washington, DC Mayor Anthony A. Williams Speaks to the Media during a...”; Joseph White and The Associated Press, “Grays Lose D.C. Name Battle,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 23, 2004, sec. Sports. 4 David A. Bagley, “For Ballclub Name, ‘Senators’ the Best,” The Washington Times, October 4, 2004, sec. Letters; Dick Heller, “No Contest: How ’bout Those Nats?,” The Washington Times, October 1, 2004, sec. Sports; Joseph White, “Sources: Expos to Be Renamed Nationals,” Associated Press Archive, November 20, 2004, https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&t=&sort=YMD_date%3AD&page=8&fld-base-0=alltext&maxresults=20&val-base-0=grays nationals washington baseball&fld-nav-0=YMD_date&val-nav-0=2004 - 2005&fld-nav-1=YMD_date&val-nav-1=1980 - 2019&docref=news/106DE1498542F79F; White and The Associated Press, “Grays Lose D.C. Name Battle”; Wright and Riley, Original Team Photograph of the 1943 Homestead Grays. Back (l-r): Big Edsall Walker, James Cool Papa Bell, Roy Partlow, Thad Christopher, Josh Gibson, Johnny Wright, Ray Brown, Ernest Spoon Carter, Buck Leonard, Candy Jim Taylor (Manager). Front (l-r): Jud Wilson, Jerry Bingham, Joe Spencer, Vic Harris, Sam Bankhead, Matt Carlisle., 1943, 1943, https://rmyauctions.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=28604, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1943_Homestead_Grays.jpg. 5 Dale Eisman, “Reviving Glory of D.C. Grays,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 24, 2004, sec. Flavor/Gracious Livingront; Gary Graves, “Grays a Sentimental Favorite for Many,” USA Today, September 30, 2004, sec. Sports; Thom Loverro, “Why Not Hail the Grays?,” The Washington Times, July 31, 2004, sec. Sports; Brad Snyder, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators : The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball, 1 edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004), ix–xiii; White, “Sources: Expos to Be Renamed Nationals”; Joseph White, “A Look at Washington Senators Baseball,” The Associated Press News Service, October 2, 2004, sec. Sports, https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&t=&sort=YMD_date%3AD&page=10&fld-base-0=alltext&maxresults=20&val-base-0=grays nationals washington baseball&fld-nav-0=YMD_date&val-nav-0=2004 - 2005&fld-nav-1=YMD_date&val-nav-1=1980 - 2019&docref=news/1416CA0328F6A220; White and The Associated Press, “Grays Lose D.C. Name Battle.” 6 “The Support,” Remember the Grays, October 26, 2004, http://web.archive.org/web/20041026054215/http://www.rememberthegrays.org/support/index.htm; Graves, “Grays a Sentimental Favorite for Many”; Loverro, “Why Not Hail the Grays?”; White and The Associated Press, “Grays Lose D.C. Name Battle.” 7 Bagley, “For Ballclub Name, ‘Senators’ the Best”; Causey and Otts, “New Name for Washington MLB Team Uncertain”; Courier Editor, “Will the Pirates Ever Erect a Permanent Statue of Josh Gibson?,” New Pittsburgh Courier, September 16, 2018, https://newpittsburghcourier.com/2018/09/16/will-the-pirates-ever-erect-a-permanent-statue-of-josh-gibson/; Heller, “No Contest: How ’bout Those Nats?”; White, “Sources: Expos to Be Renamed Nationals”; White and The Associated Press, “Grays Lose D.C. Name Battle.” 8 William F. Henderson, Game Worn Guide to MLB Jerseys: (1970–2017), Eighth (Philadelphia, PA: Aardvark Publishing, 2017), 3407; @pmoehrin, “2018 MLB Season,” Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Community - CCSLC - SportsLogos.Net Forums, accessed July 27, 2019, https://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/114036-2018-mlb-season/page/23/?tab=comments#comment-2899967 9 Colin Fleming, “Remembering Ted Williams’ Finest Baseball Moment: A Hall of Fame Plea for Equality,” The Daily Beast, accessed July 27, 2019, https://www.thedailybeast.com/remembering-ted-williams-finest-baseball-moment-a-hall-of-fame-plea-for-equality.
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