Bmac

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  1. The Twins are actually no longer using the mark created by SFGiants58 and are in fact using a new script altogether. There are, of course, some striking similarities.

     

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    I traced the image above from a few promo images, so it's not perfect, but I have to imagine we'll see it on the front of Twins jerseys next season. The team president has hinted that pinstripes are returning. The awkward thing is that the brand new powder blue uniforms and the newer navy jerseys both utilize the retro script. Would they just swap out the scripts?


  2. When I was young I collected the gumball size MLB helmets. A local arcade I frequented had them available as prizes, and I'd usually trade in my tickets for a few of them each time. The final helmet I needed for my collection was that of the Florida Marlins. I asked the "cashier" for the Marlins helmet, and he put it in the bag. When I took it out later, I didn't find a bright, teal Marlins helmet, but a dark, navy Mariners helmet. The guy mixed up his teams and I was too shy to go back and correct him.


  3. 5 hours ago, Bmac said:

     

    I've always wondered what the deal is with this 1996 card:

     

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    I did some deep digging and found an image from September 4th and one from September 6th, 1995 against the Colorado Rockies:

     

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    I realize those only show the helmet, but based on these three photos, it seems the Cubs may have worn the red-billed caps during a regular season series in 1995!


  4. On 9/9/2020 at 5:53 PM, BBTV said:

    Why on earth would you use placket piping on a pinstriped jersey?  

     

    OK so maybe the "rule" is that the brim has to match the pinstripes, regardless of crown color.  The Cubs knew this, hence never wearing the red-brimmed cap with their home pinstripes.

     

    I've always wondered what the deal is with this 1996 card:

     

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  5. 43 minutes ago, ebod39 said:

    Oh ye of little faith.

     

    Not sure why anyone would think you'd let this one get messed up. 👏

     

    Are you able to share any information about the white jersey striping pattern? Just curious if it was always the plan to return to the "mismatched" design or if there was consideration for creating something more consistent across the sleeves and hem.

     


  6. 16 hours ago, Silent Wind of Doom said:

    Aound the league, Tampa Bay wore the Ray caps with their Columbia blues today.   They doing that this year, or just a weird one-off/pitcher's choice? 

     

     

    They started doing that for Sunday home games since the beginning of last season.


  7. 17 hours ago, _RH_ said:

    Out of curiosity, is it unpopular to really dislike the current Penguins unis?  

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    The striping patterns are just so disjointed every game I end up thinking this is probably one of my least favorite sets in the league.  The colors and logo are great (even though I personally loved the gold), but the other templates they have used would be vastly superior:

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    I completely agree with you. I was disappointed when the throwback jersey was being elevated to full time because it meant they'd never fix the random striping design. I'm glad they ditched the Vegas gold that ended up becoming beige, but the actual design of the jerseys is bad. It's always struck me as a holdover from the era when hockey teams seemed to have just randomly picked a bunch of stripes without rhyme or reason. They had a perfect opportunity to update the design. Start with the yellow sleeve caps and then come up with a consistent striping pattern. 


  8. 6 hours ago, Ridleylash said:

    From everything we've seen of the actual logo's development, it doesn't seem like they actively considered the "90's wild animal" route for the primary at any point once they had a design team in place;

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    It seems the logo was always basically the same concept as the final product.

     

    One little-known fact:

    The 'bear" logo that serves as the primary logo was not technically the original primary logo. When the team was first introduced in 1998, they used the roundel logo, which eventually became the secondary logo.

     

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    Edit: now that I think about it, the original logo is actually different than the secondary logo that adorned the original jerseys. That logo (posted a few pages back) has a totally different color layout.


  9. "Shoulder patches for the sake of shoulder patches" is how we end up with redundancy like this:

     

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    There is absolutely no reason to have the primary logo appear as the crest AND shoulder patches.


  10. 1 hour ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

    They chose the wrong identity unfortunately. Outside of throwbacks it didn't seem like the meandering went on long though, I only remember it happening for like 3 seasons maybe 4, correct me if I'm wrong of course. 

    The BiG throwbacks were part of the uniform rotation since 2006. While the navy BiG caps didn't come along until 2016, BiG merchandise was around for quite some time competing with the barley M identity. So maybe the team wasn't exploring the switch for that entire time, but fans certainly had the opportunity to take sides.


  11. The Lightning are in the perfect position to go all in on electric blue. It's a shame they've opted for a boring royal blue.

     

    I'd also be down for navy or black + electric yellow. They have the opportunity to do something unique and instead look exactly like one of the sports' most classic teams.


  12. 59 minutes ago, benpc21 said:

    I know this isn't a 2020 related uniform question, but didn't want to start a new thread. Does anyone know what site these style images come from? It kept track of all the throwbacks worn each season. I can't remember what it was called and can't seem to find anything online. Much appreciated.

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  13. If the team were to change, what would the timeline look like? There's a lot that goes into a name change, let alone the time it takes to roll out new merchandise. I'm wondering if we'll see a situation similar to North Dakota in which the team operates without a mascot for a season or two.


  14. 1 hour ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

    I just noticed this today so I wanted to see if anyone can confirm this or am I seeing things and is this intentional or just a happy accident... the 1971 California Angels cap, which I believe was a one year only style, is the lower part of the a meant to be a C for California? 

     

    Now that you mention it, I wonder if that was the intent.

     

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  15. I miss stadiums without giant video boards. They take away from the experience of being present at the event. So many people end up watching the game on the big screen rather than the action on the field below. To me this is all about the concept of being in the present moment, rather than a distaste of technology. I understand that people want the best view or whatever, but I like the idea of just being present in the moment.

     

    I miss the days when simply being at a game was the whole experience. Now we have a giant screen to distract us momentarily from the little screens in our hands, all while the action is taking place right in front of us. I know it's way too late to ever return to such a time, but I wish we could just appreciate experiencing a live game without giant video boards.


  16. 8 hours ago, Jake3roo said:

    The Seoul Owls were so good that when I checked the KBO article on the main site here, I thought they forgot the Owls. I then realized they were a fake team that somehow just got burned into my mind as a real team.

     

    Just about all of these look great, and you've really nailed the aesthetic of the league.

    I did the exact same thing, only with the Wings. I would pay good money for a Wings hat in reality.

     

    Excellent work as always!