Blackjack76

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  1. Everything in these two sentences is incorrect. I was living in St. Louis at the time, so: 1) The Rams didn't come close to following the relocation protocol, on good faith, bad faith, any faith; 2) The NFL did everything possible to poison the St. Louis well; 3) The only feet-to-the-fire the Rams did was the St. Louis region. Had them spend millions on a new facility plan, financing plan, etc. when Kroenke always wanted to own Los Angeles. That's why he opted into taking ownership of the team after Georgia Frontiere passed away. The Rams were almost owned by Shad Khan. When Kroenke exercised his ownership clause, that's when Khan focused on Jacksonville. But the #1 reason why the Rams left? St. Louis was dumb enough to give the team the ability to leave when they agreed to the original TWA Dome/Edward Jones Dome 20-year lease. The Rams simply made a business decision. They didn't do it in the best possible way, but it was available to them, so they did it.
  2. You forgot the registered trademark symbol after "celadon."
  3. And on the South Bend Cubs' front: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20141125&content_id=102408840&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t550&sid=t550 Looks VERY promising....
  4. So we're talking two different topics here: exclusive vs. on-field. So we're both right.
  5. But it is an official on-field designation.
  6. How does Nike's status as Official Performance Apparel of MLB factor into this US-only equation? I'm looking at my two Cardinals DriFit shirts w/ "Hecho en Mexico" on them.
  7. its like they just took the old helmets and put the decals on those with the chrome face masks switched too.You are exactly right. I wonder what motivated the change. If the Bucs get shutout, you might see the return of the black stripes.
  8. Looks like I now have a collector's item = new Bucs helmet w/ black stripes and black ear hole. I actually liked the randomness of that look.
  9. You tease... Oh! I forgot to mention the giveaway item they had for Wednesday's final game at Greer: A plastic cup that changes color to blue when it gets cold. Loving the cryptic clues, Sounds! I'm throwing cold water on this one too. And I will neither confirm nor deny that I have seen all of the new Sounds' logos.
  10. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the new Nashville look will not have a Brewers-inspired look in 2015. It is very original.
  11. My guess would be the Braves... The Cardinals are pretty close as well = Memphis, Springfleld, MO, Peoria, Johnson City. State College and Jupiter are the only two not connected to Missouri.
  12. Here's the (complete) disconnect about those possible cap renderings and the official logo: the comps show three thin stripes while the logo shows two thick stripes. For the purposes of continuity, I would go with this style: WIth that in mind, here's what I would have as the Workout Day/Home Run Derby caps (white plus primary team-color stripes for host NL: gray plus primary team-color stripes for AL) and the All-Star Game (primary home cap with secondary color stripes for host NL; primary away cap with secondary color stripes for AL):
  13. Re: pillbox caps....and I quote Sports Business Journal: New Era’s innovation was to market All-Star Game caps for every team, as opposed to past years, when players wore everyday caps with an All-Star patch added. The result was a 385 percent sales increase over last year. “The All-Star Game is a great launching pad,” said New Era President Pete Augustine, “but what’s really encouraging is that sales are strong for those across the country.” ...so...the pillbox caps are definitely happening. And I will buy the Cardinals' version. I'm the type of baseball fan/collectible lover New Era Cap loves.
  14. Strike my last comment. Looks like pillbox caps next year....
  15. Yes. But if MLB/New Era continues this trend of using an element of the host team's past, then I think we're looking at pinstripe caps next July in Cincinnati.
  16. 8/6 would be my best guess as it is the start of the next home stand.
  17. Yep. It's just another attempt to sell more hats. So will the Orioles' hat just look like their usual home hat? Will the Nats' hat look like their BP hat? If they keep this up, what happens when the Reds host next year? Every hat will be designed with their standard team color with their logo? Riveting That means my beloved Nats could be wearing [gulp] this: http://mlb.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-3537931dt.jpg ???? Every team's hat logo will have an unnecessary black drop shadow.Well, Cincinnati is the oldest team in the league, so maybe they'll have every team wear some type of a throw back logo. Maybe DE versions of old caps a team used to wear or inspirations from an older era and whatnot. I can't say I'd be too terribly upset to see something like that. For some reason, going a bit wild with the All star Game doesn't bother me, and keeping each team's colors makes it even better. I'll bet $100 on white caps w/ team-colored pinstripes and bill. Book it.
  18. I tend to be a contrarian in general, so I'll go ahead and say it...these look good.