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  1. It's probably not going to happen, but I wish the Mariners would revert to their pre-2015 jersey lettering. The old Navy-Teal-Silver lettering looked much cleaner than the Navy-Silver-Teal scheme they've deployed over the past few years.

  2. I just don't think a creme colored uniform would look right for the Mariners. All the places where creme has worked have been on teams that have a warm accent color, like the Giants, Indians, even the Diamondbacks had a copper accent. The Mariners color scheme is cool, and that just seems like it would with the creme base.

  3. Just curious, with all this Chief Wahoo debate, is there any thought on the Indianapolis Indians name and logo? Being from the Louisville area, the Bats souvenir shop occasionally carries IL stuff, including Indians items. I always thought the logo was much more artistically attractive than Wahoo, certainly more stereotypically "Native American" with its style of shapes, lines, etc., kind of like the imagery you'd find on a Navajo sand painting, or moreso a rug, but with the name "Indians" I figured it landed in the same category as Cleveland's, regardless of imagery.

    I have no problem with the Indianapolis Indians name, although if enough Native American groups took issue with it, I would certainly try to see their viewpoint. My issue with Cleveland isn't the team name, which is the problem with the DC football team. The Chief Wahoo graphic, however, is at this point shockingly tone-deaf and needs to be retired.

  4. No rumor to report, this is only a fashion cap, but with the Wahoo controversy coming front and center I think the return on the script I would make a decent home cap.


    I've never cared for the script I hat. In isolation from the rest of the Indians wordmark, I always read that character as a cursive 'J'. Anything is better than Chief Wahoo, though.

  5. For the University of Washington:

    Oregon - I'm not sure which of Oregon's colors they would wear, but just about any of them would work against UW's purple.

    UCLA - if they wore their traditional light blue

    WSU - is there enough difference between WSU's crimson and UW's purple?

    Seattle Mariners - given they can go with a teal or navy jersey, they could match up against just about anyone in a color on color. I think a navy/red game against the Angels would look good, as would a teal/dark green game against the A's.

  6. I am not a fan of either idea. I don't think a creme colored base uniform would look good with the Mariners Navy/Silver/Teal scheme, and I don't want them to change from that either. I'd say maybe they could do it if it was a Sunday-only uniform or something like that, but the "northwest green" jerseys are already filling that role, and they are awesome.

  7. My belief is that it can be modern, futuristic, classic, a throwback, or anything else. All that matters: Does the finished product look good?

    I agree with this. To that end, I am not a fan of American football teams wearing monochrome uniforms, where jersey/pants are predominantly the same color. The first exception to this is white over white when on the road. The other is the Seahawks, who's latest set is terrific. I hated their 2002-2011 set at first but grew to like it too.

    My other belief is that baseball teams should never wear colored pants. Every instance I've seen (mostly from the 1970s) looks wrong. This rule applies doubly to teams wearing red pants.

  8. This has been an interesting discussion, and it's made me think. It seems like it should be a simple issue, but when you start examining the particulars, it can get complicated! As someone who grew up cheering for the Supersonics, it seemed cut and dried to me - the relocated team should be renamed the to the Supersonics, wear green and gold uniforms, and honor the history and records of the original Supersonics.

    The way I look at it, if a team relocates and rebrands itself, the thread of the original team ends. I know the Minnesota franchise originated as the Washington Senators, but in my mind that iteration of the Senators ended in 1960, and the Twins began life in 1961. If a team moves and does not rebrand itself, it can claim all of its history.

  9. Do any teams' alternate jerseys have the city name, rather than the team name? I thought it would be cool if the Orioles put "Baltimore" on their black alternate. That way you've got 2 "Orioles" and 2 "Baltimore" jerseys.



    Yet not on the actual grey Alt. Better be coming this offseason

    The Red Sox, Rangers, Braves, Marlins, and Rockies also have alternates with location name rather than team name.

    The Mariners have (seldom used) dark blue alt they only wear on the road with "Seattle" written across the front.

  10. There are numerous photos of Mariners players in the late '90s wearing the alternate cap of that time with the home white unis:



    My question is: does anybody know whether or not this cap/jersey combo was ever worn in a regular-season game? Or were those caps only worn with the alternate sleeveless jerseys the M's had at the time? All I know for a fact is that those caps were used in spring training and batting practice from 1997-2000. This has been haunting me for a long time and it would be cool to know if anyone has any further info, since I did not become a full-time Mariners fan (or baseball fan, for that matter) until 2001, when even the teal-billed cap was seeing its final days.

    The hat was worn in a handful of regular season games, but it very seldom saw the field. If I had to guess, I'd say it was worn for a regular season game maybe five times.

  11. I have a Northwest Green (teal) Mariners jersey I bought this year from the team store, along with a teal/navy billed cap from the 1990s, and a navy/teal billed hat I bought at the team store a few years ago. The teals all match very well. The Mariners appear to have kept the color consistent, and if they do bring back one of the old hats (I'd vote for the old home hat with the teal bill), they should be able to match the jerseys perfectly.

  12. I have two Seattle Mariners caps, one low profile, the other a regular one (a throwback style with a teal bill, but purchased last year from the Mariners team store, ). There is perhaps a 1/16" variance in the distance between the bill and the bottom of the "S" logo between the caps, but nothing as dramatic as you are showing in your photos.


  13. I'm a fan of the 1994-99 navy and gold Astros set. It seemed to fit the space-age themed Astros perfectly.

    I really liked that set too, but when I see pictures of it now, it hasn't aged well. It is very much of its time, the 1990s. I do think the hat that went with that set is the best hat the Astros have ever had, though.