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  1. One thing about these monochrome uniforms as they absolutely have to be worn with low-cuffed pants. They look so sloppy without them. Case in point, look how much sharper the three Cubs on the right look compared to Rizzo on the left:
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  2. The problem with the Avs elimination of black is that the shades of blue and red have very similar levels of brightness; there's almost no contrast between the two. To illustrate this, I'll use these desaturated photos. When you had black in the color scheme, the white and silver were the light-tones, the red and blue acted as mid-tones, and the black acted as your dark tones. While unconventional, black equipment balanced the uniforms out because there's almost no dark tones on the sweater outside of the hockey pucks in the logos. Once you remove black from the color scheme, the entire uniform is solely midtones and highlights. Other teams pull off "no dark colors" looks well enough, so that isn't entirely the problem, but because there's almost zero contrast between the brightness levels of the blue and the red, there's something jarring and a bit off about it. I'll be honest that the black equipment never bothered me and I much prefer it to the current blue equipment, but if the team was going to eliminate black, the better course of action would have been meeting in the middle of the black and current blue by using the navy the team had been using as an alternate... The contrast is much easier on the eyes here in my opinion, others might disagree. Personally, I'd hate to lose the Avs current shade of blue for another generic navy team, but I do think it's a better solution to accomplish what the Avs were attempting to do.
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  3. Eh, this is a no thanks from me. Although the cap, dark pants, and light blue sleeves improve the overall look a ton, the base idea is still too bland to begin with. High socks also greatly improve the look, although I wish Stance would go away yesterday. Even though the Wrigley sign was originally blue (something I did not know before that image was posted), it probably would have been better to focus on the iconic red that it is now if they wanted to go in that direction. It is interesting overall though to see MLB open up to the idea of dark monochrome uniforms more, it definitely opens up the design possibilities.
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  4. Yep, every baseball player in the early 1900s looked like they were at least in their fifties.
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  5. And The Coliseum is an honest-to-God :censored:hole and not just because it’s in Oakland. As in, sewage issues have been chronic there for as long as I remember. And yeah, I know it’s a standard tactic but it always amazes me at its effectiveness. I guess no one wants to be Baltimore or Cleveland outside of the more mundane reasons they don’t want to be Baltimore or Cleveland.
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  6. How did I miss that the cap is $60? Is that for real?
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  7. This pissing match about Florida schools is all very enlightening, but what does it have to do with MLS kits?
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  8. The navy blue pants and the sky blue sleeves & socks make this significantly better.
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  9. Yeah, smoking 5 packs a day will do that to a person.
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  10. Sorry, off topic but dang, I'm struck by the difference of the look of the rough edged athlete of the past compared to the athlete of today. Its like sports was war back then but showtime today.
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  11. I think a tweet or something from Mike Reiss said the silver pants were not happening in 2021.
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  12. I disagree. I actually really like the number font. Obviously number fonts are going to be hit-or-miss, but I think this one works. And it's one less team using the generic MLB font, which personally I don't care much for. I do think seeing these jerseys with the standard Sox wordmark would make them good alts, though.
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  13. Here’s a simple fix- Don’t retire numbers.
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  14. Well, I know where to find a Jaguar in Jacksonville. Gotta get that warranty and mind the stiff depreciation!
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  15. Man, those throwbacks are gorgeous. If I were the Fins I’d go back to that full time, except with the aqua facemasks from the Marino years.
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  16. Reason #1854061 to require players to show socks when playing. The three on the right look amazing, Rizzo looks ridiculous. Button your jerseys, pull up your pants, and then you're wearing a baseball jersey.
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  17. As Jerry once told Kramer, he'd probably "look like an old catcher's mitt."
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  18. Awfully bold of you to assume they wouldn't have Leaf-ed their way to a loss. I was pulling for them, but they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They could have just as easily done it against the Jets.
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  19. Nice caps, though the squatchee should be light blue.
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  20. It's too bad. The Patriots are currently in the same boat as the Seahawks. Gray pants change both of those uniforms from bottom feeders to respectable.
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  21. I really thought this was the year Milwaukee would change and move past its playoff flaws, but nope. Same collapse as the past few seasons, Coach Bud is likely packing after this series.
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  22. @Ridleylash My post was specifically about the conflict of the Avs colors and not establishing a rule™ that you had to have all three tones to have a good uniform (in fact, I noted the opposite). I really like both the uniforms you shared, but those two color schemes have a few different dynamics going on. First, here's the HSB scale that I'm using (in case you're unfamiliar with it): Arizona's purple might not contrast with black on the brightness scale, but it certainly does on the saturation scale (the purple being heavily saturated and the black, not at all). The Rangers are a closer comparison, but the rich saturation of the royal blue and bright red helps push the two shades further away from one another. With Colorado, both red and blue shades are a "closer" distance from another because neither shade is close to fully saturated (I'm using Pantone values via TruColor here): (black line is Colorado, white line is New York) Perhaps the closest comparison I could make for Avs would be Minnesota, but that's another franchise that has struggled to balance their dark green and red colors over the course of their history. However I will say that the area where both the Rangers and Wild pass the Avalanche is that both teams use the less-bright color in their palette for the helmets (Colorado's burgundy is about 15% darker than the blue). If New York or Minnesota used red helmets, I think most people would agree that would look really off.
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  23. Just think if they went with Warriors - then the "Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead in 2016" jokes would have double meaning.
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  24. While I'm pretty happy with how the Cubs City Connect uniforms turned out given how poorly the initial jersey leak was received, I still think it would have been interesting had the team gone with a solid green design to mimic the famous ivy on Wrigley's outfield walls. Let me know what you think!
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  25. Brown more than likely had a backup plan to the backup plan. If Moon denied his request, I’d be willing to bet Brown would’ve just said “aw shucks” and picked a different number. A bit of a stretch to call him “immature” or a “jabroni” for simply wanting a certain number.
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  26. Not very. Some good, some wrong. Some missing.
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  27. Cubs/Nike: We're representing all 77 neighborhoods! Also Cubs/Nike: WRIGLEYVILLE
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  28. Or Oakland. Remember this is the third team in the last decade trying to get Oakland to help out with something related to a stadium or they bail. That's the one reason I take the A's move threats more seriously than I would otherwise. Oakland has already lost two teams... that and again the A's stadium search being old enough to drink, have graduated from both a bachelors and masters program and is currently finishing up it's doctoral dissertation.
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  29. Worst of the batch so far. Look, if you have to take part in a marketing gimmick, at least commit to it. Make something that actually looks really good (Miami), or something that's different/borderline sacrilegious (Boston). This Cubs uniform just looks like "we had to come up with something."
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  30. Guess they didn't run the "Does this look like a ....hole" test when designing the cap mark.
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  31. I mean isnt that what usually happens for relocations? The Tampa Bay area was a relocation threat for Seattle, SF Giants, White Sox, etc.
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  32. In fairness to the Penguins, the old Igloo was really in bad shape by that point.
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  33. The San JosA's??? And, in what's likely a break from stat quo and thus likely to be an unpopular opinion (not that that matters)...maybe Cleveland--and by extension future expansion/relocated teams--would have an easier time if they would just drop the focus on going hyper-localized? I mean, I get it: local name = civic connection (city connect?), but sometimes it may pay to go outside the sandbox every now and again. Not that it directly applies, but how do you think we got the name "Jacksonville Jaguars"? Ain't no jaguars nowhere in Florida--or the States at large, unless at a zoo--but they chose it for the alliteration, and it works. I know all the marketing experts are about ready to pull the pitchforks out on me, but seriously...I spent enough time in the game to have seen marketing execs and project managers bust the backs of their own brains out--along with their budgets--just because the good-idea gurus couldn't get out of the way of their own closed-mindedness.
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  34. The smartest thing the Raptors did was not resign Kawhi (I know they didn't have a choice). They were able to escape "ugh, this team again?" fatigue because they were one and done.
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  35. The logo is nice enough if predictable on the Cubs cap. The color scheme though, ick. The double blue on the cap looks like every other minor league team’s rebrand since 2005.
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  36. Well the Nets are deeply gross and unlikeable, but otherwise it is nice to see a new crop of elite teams and up-and-coming stars.
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  37. The Nets defense has been better in the playoffs but not THAT much better; a team like the Bucks should have no trouble breaking 100 on them. If Tatum and a bunch of G-Leaguers were at least competitive half the time in the last series, how do the Bucks look worse?
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  38. To me, the Cubs uniform is the most aesthetically pleasing of this series so far. That said, it's still so pointless.* It's not what the team is supposed to look like. A dark blue t-shirt with white over light blue "Wrigleyville" would probably sell really well and be an OK fan product. It's stupid on the field, particularly Wrigley Field, where only the pinstripes should be worn. *aside from selling merchandise of course
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  39. I think the silvers pants were officially shot down for this year by someone in the NE organization. It was somewhere earlier in this thread IIRC
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  40. It's been a rule since 1927-28, so you'd have to tell me what it was like before then, gramps.
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  41. But, by that logic, they shouldn’t use “Blues”, due to the existence of the St. Louis Blues. Warriors? Natives? How much more tonedeaf can this franchise get? Call them the Guardians or Spiders and call it a day.
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  42. So if Colorado advances to play Montreal they need to get permission to break out the reverse retro Nordiques jersey. that would be awesome.
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  43. Two-line pass was 10x worse, although I admit I'm always puzzled by the hate for delay of game. Maybe a one-minute power play would work, but shouldn't there be some kind of penalty for stopping the game? Without the rule, any time a team on defense got tired, the puck would be up in the suites.
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  44. The white with blue is one of the single worst looks in the NHL, just atrocious.
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  45. The Cubs jerseys having “respect our neighborhood” on them is hilarious if you’ve ever been to wrigleyville after a 1:20 game on a Saturday. I’d buy a Y symbol shirt and call it a day on these.
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  46. Green pants is pretty different.
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