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Everything posted by AndrewPF

  1. This isn't terribly surprising given the weather in Michigan lately. The D tends to shrink when it's cold out.
  2. The butterfly is good-looking, but I think the 1974 logo is more timeless, where the butterfly is very 60s. Groovy!
  3. It's not bad, it's just kind of indistinct and boring. I wonder if airlines will ever move away from the current trend of having planes painted mostly white with a tail-heavy design.
  4. I'll miss the cream throwbacks, as they were some of the best uniforms in the game, but I'm also not going to lie and say that I hate these. That kind of spicy mustard gold looks quite good with those shades of red and blue I think.
  5. Late to the party, but I'm 100% here for the Notre Dame/Yankees mashups, because I hate both of those teams and I'm glad they're both party to this abomination.
  6. It doesn't look bad, but it's just a lateral move. It seems like a reflection of the recent design trend of using package design to make national-brand products look like small-batch, "craft" versions of those products in order to stay relevant among the youths.
  7. I think the jerseys look great, but the hats seem to have different colors that don't look quite so good. Is that just my eyes?
  8. I think it's a little too plain and thin for a candy logo. It's a clean design, but it looks more like a logo for a flavored seltzer water or some kind of "lite" diet food. Even just broadening the letters a bit would improve it markedly, I think.
  9. This is so much better than what they have now, I love it. Great job! My only knock is that the lines need to be cleaned up a bit, but the idea is brilliant.
  10. Purple with the Saints is a fun idea, and while I'm not loving it in practice here, I really want it to work. I'd suggest toning it down a bit, not using it as the main color of that jersey. If you're set on using purple as a main color, maybe de-emphasize the black a bit. I think it clashes with this shade of purple.
  11. I like how there's a bank at second base, that's gotta be unique to any infield worldwide!
  12. Man alive, that Maple Leafs one is b-e-a-utiful. Same goes for the Blues. I wish they'd bring back red as an accent color.
  13. I'm loving that Chicago set. The numbers being a bit distorted to mesh better with the stripes is actually a really cool move!
  14. Red pants would have been better. Those are awful.
  15. I'm not sure I know what that is. This was a huge thing online last year or so.
  16. Maybe it's not the best example, but that's what thrust the phenomenon back into the collective consciousness and blew up the internet for a while, so I put it out there.
  17. As far as the Cardinals one goes, we've seen the BP jerseys from the 90s, and now we've seen that one-off, but maybe the image is so vivid because (as far as I've seen in a few places I've lived) where there are MLB-branded little league teams, having a Cardinals team in red shirts just like that one is pretty common. Now, it might be far-fetched to suggest that we're confusing a little league shirt with a real one, but perhaps the widespread existence of the little league one causes us to assume that it must be modeled off a real one.
  18. This is crazy to me because now that you mention it, I almost remember two red jerseys myself, even though they've never worn red outside of BP.
  19. You're right. Almost every other sport has been making big strides in "performance" gear, and the closest thing we've seen in baseball are those questionably-useful energy necklaces that pitchers used to wear in the mid-2000s.
  20. That's pretty much exactly what I imagined. Strangely, the fake one I saw when I tried googling is entirely different. Doesn't even seem like an attempt to reproduce this.
  21. I can see at least some of that! Especially with the recent talk of how football can improve player safety via improvements to helmets and pads, it seems like the next step would be some way of integrating digital technology into the protective gear itself. It'd start I think with some sort of sensor in the helmet to detect possibly injurious blows to the head and communicate that information to medical staff. Not long after would come some other medical tech that would track vitals and other information that could help trainers prevent injury (and imagine the revenue potential of a partnership with FitBit!). Once those types of practical technical advances were made, that's when we'd get into the flashy, fun advancements like built-in helmet cams and things of that nature. The speedometer thing sounds like fun too. I can already picture players competing with one another to hit the highest speeds and recording it all for Snapchat. That would add another layer of fun for both fans and players! I think safety will definitely come first, especially with pressure mounting and some people predicting the end of the game as we know it because of the terrible effects that traumatic brain injuries have on the lives of players. Tech gets smaller and smarter every day, it seems. The future looks exciting in this way, and I can't wait to see how sports will benefit.
  22. Maybe you've heard of the Mandela effect. It's a name that the internet has given to false memories that seem very, very real. You might remember the Berenstein Bears/Berenstain Bears phenomenon that came about not long ago. The name comes from a false, but widely held memory that had Nelson Mandela dying much earlier than he actually did, most usually reported as a death in prison in the 80s. Have you experienced this in the context of sports logos and uniforms? Are there any logos or uniforms that you could swear existed, but you just can't find any proof of their existence? The one that jumps out for me is basically a helmet version of this cap. I don't know when the A's would have worn it, but I'm imagining it in the classic kelly green and the more modern forest green. I can see it clear as day. I could swear I saw it at least on some baseball cards when I was a kid, but apparently I've made it up. I can also picture the Detroit Tigers playing in orange, but a quick Googling reveals only a knockoff jersey for sale online.
  23. I found this article that discusses the functional disadvantages of baseball uniforms, and talks about how the reason for these drawbacks is mostly due to tradition. There's not a lot in there about aesthetics or logos, but I do think it's relevant to our interests here. I think there are some neat points about new materials that could help players be more comfortable and move more naturally. From a design standpoint, I like that they seem to be very pro-pullover, but maybe that's just me. What are your thoughts? Are there any functional changes you'd like to see to baseball uniforms? How about uniforms in other sports?
  24. That might be true. I'm not a Pistons fan, but I saw a hat with that secondary horse-ball logo in Grant Hill-era colors, and I don't think I've wanted a hat that badly in a while.
  25. ITT: Every hockey school. But seriously: This is from when UMass-Lowell was ULowell and the River Hawks were the Chiefs. I like the school name and nickname down the sleeves and the number on the chest. It's a bit different from what is or ever has been typical. and still looks good. I've always been a fan of Vermont's look, and I like how they use the UVM abbreviation. I used to think it was an old abbreviation for Vermont that just never got changed by the school, but it's actually an abbreviation of Universitas Viridis Montis, or University of the Green Mountains.
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