Perfect Zero

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  1. You do know that the citizens of Arlington voted 65-35 for the new park, right? The City paid of its portion of Cowboys Stadium early and with the vote just shifted the money to help build the new park. I guess the better question is what is your opinion on the logo?
  2. The Ballpark in Arlington was home to the 1995 MLB All-Star Game, the 2010 and 2011 World Series, and was the site of the first regular season MLB Interleague game between the Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. As somebody who has had season tickets for a little over a decade, I've spent a good chunk of my life attending games there. It's a great park, and I think many Rangers fans are sad to see it go. Thus, it gets a farewell patch.
  3. Thanks for the smart reply. Again, it's all about marketing...
  4. I wouldn't expect the Rangers' look to change any time in the future. I'm a season ticket holder and at one of the exclusive events the VP of Ballpark Entertainment was asked about this. His response was (paraphrased) that ownership feels that putting "TEXAS" on all uniforms markets the team to the entire state. Having red and blue as equal colors markets to Texans across the state. Long story short, it's all about marketing. When asked if the team would change moving into the new ballpark in 2020, he said it was unlikely. I can't really disagree with him. On a random day one will see tons of all three home jerseys in the stands. I own all three versions mysself, plus a few throwbacks. From an ownership perspective, it makes little sense to change what sells.
  5. I don't think you can go wrong any way, but the lighter set is the one that I would roll with if I had to choose. These look really good.
  6. That game at Three Rivers was three days before my birthday.
  7. It's so nice coming into these threads and, instead of reading about MLB Changes, I get berated by people with too much time to get riled up about the littlest things. People on both sides of the argument need to grow up and move on.
  8. I'm hearing that the Tigers will eat $30m of his contract. I think both teams made out really well here.
  9. Dallas may be an awful team, but the new colors are really making some of these matchups look good.
  10. I don't think it's unpopular with people that care, but there are people around here that are part of the "Hell Yeah it's TEXAS" crowd. I wish the team would go back to what they were wearing back in the 80's, but there are people who just don't care as long as they wear red white and blue.
  11. I really like the brown and red, although I would ditch the red cap for the homes.
  12. The Voice of the Rangers Eric Nadel is highly perturbed by this (as am I). He jokingly believes that this is retaliation for C.J. Wilson believing that the balls were rubbed off. I can't even watch the game myself.
  13. I love what you've done with the modernization. Really solid update
  14. I know this is off topic, but when I was a kid I always wondered why some lancer was trying to pick that poor horse's nose.
  15. Completely disagree. If the "Anaheim Angels" had been around since 1885 (early MLB) or more realistically 1960 (early West Coast baseball) , you wouldn't think anything of it. But they haven't been that way since 1885 or 1960. They've been that way since Mickey Mouse wanted to make Anaheim more than Disneyland. The name of a large city or the state as a whole has more appeal than a suburb (well, short of Brooklyn in a kinda-sorta way).
  16. Y'all are way over-thinking this. Both Los Angeles and California are perfect place names for the Angels. Although a big city in its own right, Anaheim just doesn't have the right sound for a Major League team.
  17. Probably throwbacks that throwback to nothing. similar ot the cardinals I really hope not. Chicago has worn Chicago American Giants unis in the past, and Texas could pull from the Texas Negro League.
  18. This is a really good concept, especially with the outside detail. Not to go too far off topic, but the stadium that I've been working for with my fantasy football team looks good inside, but I'm always lost when it comes to the outer details. Very fine work here. I would like to see a picture of the end looking south south-east (i.e. the scoreboard side)
  19. You know, that wouldn't be so bad if you just used it as an accent color. Right now it's too much, but limiting it to thin strokes and outlines; you might have something good going.
  20. Yeah Texas does it big. Here's a Houston area's district stadium, with a basketball arena in the back. My home state (Maryland) would never do anything like this for high school athletics. Hell, many of the newer schools opened in Maryland seemed to have went cheap on the athletic facilities. Honestly, I like the idea of public schools in bigger cities pooling their money and getting one really nice stadium that can be rented out for other events in the offseason, rather than building on-campus facilities that won't be nearly as nice. Especially when most schools could probably put that space to better use. Here in Milwaukee, only four of the 11 schools that play football even have their own facility, and they damn sure don't look like this! I can't help but wonder what the school library or chemistry lab looks like at this school.... I think that the ISD bought that stadium; it belongs to the district and not the school.
  21. Ugh... yes. They put it in the same style as the Division Championships from the 90's too. I think it says "American League Playoffs" though.
  22. I have been told that the Rangers don't want to choose between Red and Blue because they are both representative of the State's flag. Both colors sell a ton of merchandise; I doubt that they would drop either one any time soon.
  23. I don't know if it's a BAD thing or a GOOD thing for UTA not to have football anymore. On the one hand, it could be good for UTA because they're now part of the FBS and they could play games in nearby Cowboys Stadium. On the other hand... they have to compete with TCU (who pretty much owns DFW in college football right now), SMU (which is still getting better), and UNT for attention. They could easily get lost. UT-Arlington will always feel like Arlington Commuter College, putting football back won't help that. I think it's better that they are putting money into their Baseball and Basketball programs since they actually have a chance to do well in those areas. The next step is to drop "Texas" and go with University of Arlington or Arlington University. But aren't they part of the UT system, though? Not saying that they can't drop "Texas" out of the name, but I don't usually see it. There were even talks my my school (Prairie View A&M) changing their name to Texas A&M - PV. They are, but the school is moving in a direction to where I feel that they are going to make a change sooner or later. Everything is now "Arlington Mavericks" and they are doing everything they can to get away from the community college feel and the perception (and rather correct perception) that the University is just a tool to get to Austin. It's important to note that UT-Arlington was once part of the Texas A&M system. If I remember it correctly, there was a point early in the 1900's where the question of having the flagship school was raised between Arlington and Bryan. In the mid 60's, Arlington State College caught wind that College Station wanted to change the name of the University to "Texas A&M University at Arlington." That enraged the staff in North Texas, and Governor Connolly helped the legislature move a bill that would move ASC to UT control. By the 70's, ASC couldn't go back and the name switched to UT-Arlington. Had they stayed with Aggieland, nothing might have come of it since Tarleton State has opposed any movement to be called Texas A&M University at Stephenville.
  24. I don't know if it's a BAD thing or a GOOD thing for UTA not to have football anymore. On the one hand, it could be good for UTA because they're now part of the FBS and they could play games in nearby Cowboys Stadium. On the other hand... they have to compete with TCU (who pretty much owns DFW in college football right now), SMU (which is still getting better), and UNT for attention. They could easily get lost. UT-Arlington will always feel like Arlington Commuter College, putting football back won't help that. I think it's better that they are putting money into their Baseball and Basketball programs since they actually have a chance to do well in those areas. The next step is to drop "Texas" and go with University of Arlington or Arlington University.