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  1. Sorry, off topic but dang, I'm struck by the difference of the look of the rough edged athlete of the past compared to the athlete of today. Its like sports was war back then but showtime today.
  2. Well, just because they aren't the Griswalds doesn't mean they can't put up some stately white lights and ivy, no pun intended.
  3. Both the Cubs and Sox jerseys make sense to me. There are movies out there where hip hop dancers get together and enter a competition to defeat the popular ballet trained kids who have shunned them for being from the wrong part of town (having a teen daughter I know this lol). The Sox jerseys are meant to evoke that kind sentiment in their fan base. The Cubs jerseys are like those affluent homes who just put up basic white lights at Christmas. They know they don't have to put on a show because everyone knows who they are already.
  4. An early 20th century throwback cap...with a flat brim?
  5. Yep, I humby accept the prize for noticing the obvious. I should probably have said "commented on" rather than "picked up on", because obvious as it is, I think the redundancy played some role in why the Angels chose not to use "Los Angeles" as the city name. Maybe choosing a nickname name other than "Angels" would have been a better choice to deal with it.
  6. I can't believe nobody has picked up on the irony of the name "Los Angeles". Its literally the spanish translation of "The Angels". So in effect, "Los Angeles Angels" means "The Angels Angels". If there were a hispanic promotion day their jersey wordmark would be both city name and the team name.
  7. TAHC was like wearing costumes to the office on Halloween. They aren't "real" clothes and are just a make believe fun. Just for laughs - no harm, no foul. City Connect, sadly, are meant to be real.
  8. For anyone going back to research the actual league for comparison, several teams improved their uniform designs in the second year, particularly the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers who had also swapped cities with eachother.
  9. Celebrating the city - fine, I get it. Yeah, its also a cash grab but if people wish to purchase, than more power to all. I guess what doesn't work for me is the, for lack of a better term, "urban hip" feel to NBA City unis and hope the MLB doesn't go that route. Maybe that's just what folks identify with and respond to these days, but personally, I'm not that big into urban and I'm definitely not into "hip".
  10. The second from the right on top and the second from the left on the bottom was the design that actually won. The team revised (i.e. watered down) the original design a couple times before the uniform became official. If I were the designer I would have been angry about that but he didn't mind... http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?sportCat=mlb&page=lukas/110324_white_sox_design
  11. I always thought the dot was the baseball, which really made the logo feel awkward.
  12. I get how the authenticity and quality of a jersey can make one willing to spend a premium. On the other hand I recall a White Sox jersey day once in the early 70's. It was a Dick Allen red pinstripe and nothing more than a cheap printed T shirt - yet it was the favorite jersey of any I had owned.
  13. Yes, I actually wonder if there might be a difference. The uniform database is an online exhibit of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I figure the HOF has an agreement of sorts with MLB for fair use of the identities of its teams. Nike isn't a team so I wonder if they need to be brought on board when the HOF decides to show its trademark. I don't see why they would object since its free advertising by way of a non-profit. Its probably not a big deal but I just wondered.
  14. Yeah I can see the logic of how it should be included in the illustrations. If it is meant to document what exactly was worn, yes. I just can't get past the fact the swoosh effectively sits *over* the team's identity as an advertisement for a company, not to promote the team, but to promote itself. Not only that, but it doesn't distinguish the particular team since they all have it. Instead, if teams chose their own sponsors, I can see the value in documenting them on dtt9's. I would hate it, but it would make sense to me. But yeah, towards the goal of documenting 100% accurately, I see the point. I wonder, though, would there be any copyright issues with dtt9's rendering Nike's trademark?
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