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  1. Give me color for the road team, white for the home team. And give me different colored alts if a team has more than one and more than one player on the squad. Loved when the A's and mid-'70s Indians did that back in the day.
  2. Great post. But I don't think the Astrodome got team logos on the outfield walls until 1977. I know they had them that year because I've seen This Week in Baseball episodes from that year with logos on the wall. This attached photo is from 1976, I think. And I think that's the year because if you look really hard, you can see the Astros don't have the circle and number on the back of the jersey like they did in 1975. Note there are no outfield logos. I believe this is the box score from the game pictured. If you look hard at the scoreboard, you can see the Astros got 1 in the first and second, and that No. 47, who was Joaquin Andujar, is the Astros' pitcher in this game.
  3. I hate the Saints wearing white at home half the year. I don't care what the reason is, I hate it.
  4. Cardinals haven't done that since they moved into their retractable-roof dome (which will more than likely be closed for an early-season game) in 2006. To my knowledge, the only time the Cardinals wore white at home was a game against the Texans in 2009.
  5. Depends on your frame of reference. You can make the argument for it being a better look on an aesthetic basis and even for the Astros themselves, considering the Astros wore those uniform styles longer than any other style. In the previous 38 seasons, they either switched nicknames, reversed colors for primary and secondary (1971 switch to orange), switched to rainbow guts, and then later to rainbow sleeves before swapping orange for gold for six seasons. In a vaccum, I think it's the pinstripes and red-trimmed road uniforms above look good. I loved the cap when it first came out. I have the same opinion about the mid-to-late 1990s navy and gold uniforms. My problem with the red and black (and navy and gold) is that I grew up in the '70s/80s so my frame of reference for the Astros is shooting star/rainbows with navy and orange colors. To me, the Astros' identity is navy and orange. The red and black looks good, but it's not the Astros to me. Others can disagree, especially if they were kids when the Astros switched to this. To argue to a college kid that the Astros should be in navy and orange because that's their identity is a problem because the college kid may have only known the Astros in red and black (or navy and gold). That's why when a team makes a mistake with its identity, it needs to correct that mistake ASAP before a certain section of fans only come to know that team in those uniforms. The Padres are an even better example of this. I think they should be brown and yellow (or at least brown) because I associate that with the Padres identity as a kid growing up. But they haven't worn brown on a full-time basis since 1990.
  6. Love the Astros' rainbows, but I'd pass on it being made permanent. Now, if you'd like to make the 1965-74 Astros shooting star wordmark permanent, I'm all on board with that.
  7. I'm a grumpy old man. So I hate special event uniforms for aesthetic and, more importantly, for financial reasons, especially when you're profiting off tragedy (Memorial Day, cancer, etc.). I refuse to believe MLB isn't making money off this, regardless of whatever semantic spin they want to attach to it. I love fidget spinners. My daughter got one, and it's pretty cool.
  8. I agree. Bugs me the Astros don't have an orange-billed helmet nor do they have a orange helmet with a blue bill for the Sunday home games. Also bugged me they never had a red batting helmet to go with the red caps in the old crappy red-and-black days. The batting helmet is supposed to be an extension of the cap. Make 'em match or have only one cap.
  9. Agreed. Not everyone needs to wear 42. If I went to the game and am staring at the players in the field and none of them have names on the backs of the jerseys and all are wearing 42, then how the hell am I supposed to know which player is playing in the field (especially on the visiting teams)? Not only is everyone wearing 42 an act of overkill, it's an impractical mess. Just like the "special cause" uniforms. Started on one day with blue (and later pink for Mother's Day) wristbands. Then it went to bats, then it extended to caps and jerseys, now it's on caps and jerseys. And it's not just one day now, it's gonna be for the entire weekend. And that doesn't include all of the holidays, and then all of the BS camo being worn for random reasons. Leave the damn uniforms alone. Pick a color scheme, get your home and road uniforms and one alternate jersey in your color scheme and stick to it. Don't give me the BS of hiding behind charity. If the cause is important (and most of the causes are important), then you don't need an incentive or extra reason to donate. People know about diseases and veterans, etc. You don't have to wear pink, blue, stars and stripes, camo, etc., to make people aware. Make your donation, honor some folks during the game. Hold a moment of silence for Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Lou Gehrig, anyone else, and have tributes between innings. But leave the freakin' uniforms alone.
  10. I respectfully disagree on the Astros, who actually upgraded when they went back to navy and orange. They should have never gone to black and red. They did it because those were hot colors around the turn of the century, their former huckster of an owner never passed up a chance to make a buck and he seized on the chance to gloss himself by adopting the colors of his trucking company. The navy-and-gold era wasn't as bad, and it was tolerable because navy was still around and I liked the return of "Houston" to the road jerseys. But the navy and orange are the Astros' rightful colors. If you want to argue their home jerseys are dull as dishwater and their primary logo is equally boring, I'll agree with you on that. I would have preferred a return to the original shooting star jerseys they wore when they became the Astros in 1965 (and I would have been OK with that as the primary logo. It would have had a wordmark and a semblance of a logo with the shooting star.). I like the current Houston road jerseys because it's pretty close to the first "Houston" wordmark the Astros wore from 1962 through 1970. I don't have a suggestion for a better Astros logo outside of the shooting star, but the roundel is a snoozer.
  11. I was at this game -- sat way in the upper deck in the corner of an end zone. Bengals were winless coming into this game, but they beat the crap out of the Texans.
  12. Any teams I truly hate is based on the team, not the uniforms. But there are some teams I don't like and it's based on uniforms in large part for some of them (especially those teams with some form of teal in their color scheme). Basically, any franchises that were born in the '90s or rebranded (Titans, Ravens) are on my crap list because of awful uniforms and/or identities.
  13. But the Oilers did not play the Jags in the blue pants. The Oilers dropped the blue pants when they moved to Memphis and kept the all-white look for '98 in Nashville.
  14. I hope those heathered caps are just fashion caps. They look terrible, and I don't understand the point of every team having the same crown color unless it's just a fashion cap. Furthermore, no need to give the Astros an inferior logo. They finally came to their senses four years ago by going back to the good stuff with a tweak or two here or there. Don't bleep it up.
  15. It actually goes back to circa 1978. Saints had a yellowish end zone with a drop shadow Saints and a powder blue end zone with a drop shadow Tulane. They switched to the end zones in the photos in 1983, dropped the colored end zones for a year or two in 1989 and then went to two black Saints end zones some time in the 1990s. They also would have two Tulane end zones for Tulane home games at that point. This is from an LSU-Tulane game in 1979. Note the Saints end zone: This shot is circa 1989.
  16. Bama wore white helmets on occasion in '83 and went 8-4. Was a step down from past Alabama standards. But I chalk '83 and '84 to the slip in Alabama recruiting during Bear Bryant's last days. Bama had a bad year (for them) in Bryant's last year of 1982 with losses to both Tennessee and LSU, two of the Tide's annual foes that hadn't beaten Bama since 1970. So the program was already declining when Perkins got there.
  17. I'd love to see the Chargers keep the name since they were originally the Los Angeles Chargers. Obviously, that was 57 years ago, but I still think it would be cool. On the other hand, I'm not asking the people of Los Angeles to embrace a new team so sticking with Chargers may not be the way to go. I think the Rams is perfect, and I hope Kroenke gets his head out of his ass and creates a uniform that falls in line with some historical tie to the Rams instead of the post-1999 St. Louis days.
  18. The Saints did this for some games in their first four years in the league. That was when Tulane Stadium still had grass. There is a clip in the 1970 Lions-Saints game from the '70 NFL highlight film that vaguely looks like the Lions logo around the 30 or so. And there is another clip from that season from that film where it's obvious they painted a Rams end zone because the background was navy blue and you could see part of the Rams logo on the right side of the end zone. Once they switched to turf at Tulane Stadium in 1971, the field there had no logos in the end zone or at midfield for Saints games.
  19. The Oilers were the same way in the Astrodome until 1988. And the Steelers went from about the late '70s into the early '90s without dressing up the field except for playoff games.
  20. Agreed. The Saints' white jerseys were a nod to their original white jerseys, including the serifed numbers. The white pants were similar to the white pants they wore from 1976-85 except for the addition of the fleur de lis. While I didn't like the jerseys and pants together because I don't like teams wearing white jerseys AND white pants, I'd like both uniforms pieces by themselves. As a Saints fan, I appreciated the nod to the past. And, the Saints' Color Rush uniform was a marked improvement over their current set. Talk about lazy templates, the Saints' current jerseys have the annoying neck-roll collars that management was too lazy to raise an objection to them.
  21. No, thank you, not ever in a million years. The Astros are in the American League, thanks to that ass-hat and the extortion job he pulled on the sale of the Astros being approved only if the Astros moved to the AL. And then there's the matter of interleague play being a thing and being an everyday thing because of the move. Worst commissioner of all time. He makes Bowie Kuhn look like a genius. Back on topic, I'm guessing you mean the navy blue gold star uniforms? The shooting star reference is used to describe the Astros' uniforms from 1965-74. I'd embrace the shooting star script/logo on the current home uniforms. I'm happy to leave the navy/gold, black/red in mothballs where they belong. It took 20 years to get back to the franchise's original navy and orange colors, and I hope they stay for good.
  22. Hoping the retail version being sold is correct and that the Saints' Gold Rush numbers have a serif look that some of the numbers the original/late '60s Saints jerseys had. Oddly, though, I can't find a photo from that era that has a "9" similar to the retail version, even though the "3" in the SI cover looks like it's from the same font as the retail "9."
  23. The Miami-Kansas City game was played on Christmas Day 1971.
  24. It just bugs me to no end that the Astros have this squatchee issue on TWO caps, especially when it's been done correctly on their BP cap. That said, the current orange-billed cap is my favorite cap. I just wish it had an orange squatchee. And I wish their solid navy blue caps had an orange squatchee, too, like their original navy caps did in the '60s (both Colt .45s and Astros).
  25. Meh-plus. Glad to have a navy alt with the wordmark. It needs an orange headspoon. I'm fine with the rainbow sidepanels. The cap needs a blue squatchee.