Perfect Zero

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  1. 6 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

    The patch is basically exactly the same as the entire Rangers organization and their history. As meh as it possibly gets. Did anything even remotely noteworthy happen at that park? Why does it deserve a “Farewell” patch?

     

    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.


  2. 4 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

     

    Thanks for that insight. As someone who is not a Texan, I can’t really comment on how seeing TEXAS on a uniform

    might make a Texan feel. 

     

    Thanks for the smart reply. Again, it's all about marketing...


  3. 11 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

    The frustration associated with the looks of the Brewers and Padres and discussed a lot on this board. The Indians, Diamondbacks (just adopt the teal looks full-time already), and most recently the Rays have also been discussed. IMO, the Rangers don’t get enough flack for the disaster their uniform set is. 

     

    The team’s logo features a red T that shows up nowhere in their uniform set and was really only seen on a cap when ARod was signed and when he played in the 2001 All-Star Game. They don’t feature their nickname on any of their uniforms. They are the only team outside the Yankees, who have a pass, to do this. The font on the uniforms may be the worst in MLB.

     

    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.


  4. The Mariners can't seem to win these days, but at least they look damn good while losing.

    Despite their World Series woes, the Rangers have done well the past several years up until their tiebreaker loss this year, but they look terrible (unpopular opinion)?

    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.


  5. As for Brown-Red and Cream jerseys heres quick shoot. I do love the brown color but highly doubt they would change. The cream jersey is more of a fad to me.

    The road and home jersey different color lettering always bugged me so just never looked into it. Just my opinion.

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    I really like the brown and red, although I would ditch the red cap for the homes.


  6. Although a big city in its own right, Anaheim just doesn't have the right sound for a Major League team.

    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).


  7. 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)


  8. That is one of the nicest High School stadiums I have ever scene, and I live in Alabama there are some nice stadiums

    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.


  9. Speaking of wildcard banners, did the Rangers and Braves put up flags denoting that they were "wild card champions" that lost their one playoff game last year? Did the Orioles put up a Wild Card pennant from last year too?

    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.


  10. Anyone know if Texas is making Red their primary color next season? I just looked through the 2014 catalog and every single Texas Rangers item is shown on Red and lists Red as the only option available. The catalog doesn't show any jersey's but all of the shirts and outerwear are listed as only available in Red...

    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.


  11. In doing a quick GIS, I wasn't able to find a better pic for UT-Arlington's defunct football program.

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    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.


  12. In doing a quick GIS, I wasn't able to find a better pic for UT-Arlington's defunct football program.

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    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.