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  1. They didn't wear the orange-billed cap as much this year, and they didn't wear the orange cap with the blue bill at all. The orange-billed cap was worn occasionally on the road (it was the cap they wore most of the time on the road before this year), and it was also used with the navy jerseys for Sunday home games.
  2. It may help the Brewers from a travel and fan standpoint. The Astros are now close to one divisional foe with the other three division teams halfway across the country on the West Coast. A third of their road games start two hours later than the normal Central starting time for their home games. As a fan, it's not convenient to watch 20+ games with a 9 p.m. first pitch, especially on a weeknight. Not sure how that helps baseball, especially with a non-existent rivalry with the Rangers. Both teams have only been good together once in seven years.
  3. I am a Saints fan. As a general rule for most football teams, I don't like white jerseys and white pants at the same time. I like the Saints Color Rush outfit, and I thought the CR white pants would be fine with the normal white jersey. After all, the Ravens are essentially wearing their CR purple pants now on occasion with their regular jerseys. And I've never been over the moon for the Saints current gold pants because the pants and helmets don't usually match and the Nike khaki shade of gold they've forced up on the Saints doesn't leave enough contrast to the white jerseys. It leaves a gold/white/gold combo that looks too bland because the gold is too bland. But the plain white Saints pants need to be burned. They have the same problem the black pants have -- no stripe. I hate football pants with no stripes. They always look like just a pair of practice pants. The Saints need a uniform overhaul. They need to go back to the original shade of gold. At that point, I'd be fine with any rotation of white, black or gold pants as long as they have three stripes on them and the middle stripe is white (or gold on the white pants), which the Saints have had at various points of their history. The current jerseys are OK and would work fine, but it would be better if they went back to the original Saints jerseys with serif numbers and sleeve stripes.
  4. The Panthers' silver helmet/white jersey/white pants combo is a snoozer.
  5. They'll be popular with gang members, which MLB seems to think is one of its prime target audiences these days. Downright shameful.
  6. Get rid of the drop shadow, get rid of the black, lose the old-timey font and the Reds would be fine.
  7. I think the Padres uniform in that All-Star picture is much lighter than the Cards' gray and the Mets' gray. It's really noticeable on the left side of that photo. And the Padres jersey in the auction photo looks like a shade of brown more than it does a shade of gray. I see it as being tan.
  8. Have you been to Houston or Dallas in the summer? Houston is mired in humidity all summer with pop-up showers at a moment's notice on a routine basis. The Dallas area is more of a dry heat, but it is still hot. It's not an low-80s hot that some northeasterners think is hell. It's a solid low-to-mid 90s hot every day from at least mid-May into early September. Houston's temperatures are a tick lower but are usually anywhere from 89-93 on a daily basis with a heat index of 98-100. Read more about the Colt .45s adventures playing in an outdoor stadium for three years, and you'll understand why the Astros play indoors most of the time. I'm amazed it took the Rangers almost 50 years to finally realize, oh, hey, we maybe should have a stadium that has a roof.
  9. Millar is not wrong. I hate to admit that almost as much as I hate to admit I watched that clip with those two doofuses. I feel a lot slimier now. Chris Rose has a great agent.
  10. I think this statement short-changes the nasty sentiment between Bud Adams and the fans of Houston that existed when the Oilers left. Adams was vilified in Houston for years before he left town, and I think his mere presence is a big reason why Houston wouldn't vote for a new stadium before the Oilers left. And I'm not sticking up for Adams because I think the fans of Houston were justified in any bad feelings they had for Adams. He demanded the Astrodome scoreboard be torn down for football seats in 1988 or he would move the team to Jacksonville. The Dome got renovated (completely stripped of character once the scoreboard was replaced), and then Adams started squawking about needing a new stadium. He was persona non grata by Houston fans by the mid-90s. I don't know how his family feels about how Adams was treated and whether they feel like he brought a lot of that on himself (he did). But based on his daughter's brief and blunt comment that included a "no" when she was asked about the Texans wearing Oilers colors, I think it's safe to say there is still some bad blood there. And that's why I'm not surprised the Titans would have issues with the Texans wearing OIlers colors.
  11. As an Astros fan, I do not hate this cap, and I prefer it to be worn somewhere with some jersey (home, road, alternate orange jersey, alternate blue jersey, whatever), anywhere instead of all navy, all the time. The Astros have not totally phased out this cap because they wore it in the third game of the season at Tampa Bay (see the photo in the story below). But it would be awesome if they stuck with it on the road or at home. I'm a fan of a separate cap for road and home when you don't have a deep uniform tradition. I think it's ridiculous this cap does not have an orange squatchee (the orange cap with the blue bill also does not have a blue squatchee and it should, too). But the lack of match to the bill does not render this cap useless, and I'd prefer to see it more than once a road trip.
  12. The Mariners had this for a while above the left-field seats. But they had an Astros flag grouped with the rest of the AL West teams when I visited Seattle in 2013. Not sure if the Mariners still do this.
  13. I think the name and colors should belong to the city. I grew up in Louisiana as a Jazz fan when they were in New Orleans. To this day, I can't embrace the Pelicans and I couldn't embrace them as the Hornets. Not even the Pelicans' Mardi Gras uniforms can sway me. It's been 40 years, but in my mind, the NBA in New Orleans should be represented with a team named the Jazz wearing Mardi Gras colors. Otherwise, I'd be fine with the Pelicans some day moving to Seattle and being rebranded as the Supersonics. The Oilers' colors and name should have stayed in Houston. Bud Adams was butthurt Houston wouldn't build him a new stadium (never mind they essentially destroyed the Astrodome by ripping out the scoreboard and putting in football seats for him only to leave eight years later). And the NFL let him decide to "retire" the name and colors, which was a travesty.