gEO 3b 4

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  1. I apologize i this has been mentioned, but I believe I heard/read (maybe even here) that they're gonna ditch the silver halo and go with the gld like they did in 2011 with the 50th anniversary patch. Has this been confirmed?
  2. I would love to do one, but I know absolutely nothing about this type of stuff. What program(s) are you guys using to create your designs and where do you get the Milwaukee font and logos? I downloaded the template, and pretty much don't know what to do from there lol.
  3. Maybe you're on to something. Me, being born in the Bronx, growing up 2 hours north of NYC, and now living in Brooklyn, I always thought of teams as a representation of their city and the people in it. I love wearing apparel with New York on it, and I especially love that the Knicks for instance wear New York across their jersey at home & on the road. I also love the look of the Yankees & Mets road jerseys (especially the Mets. More so than their home jerseys). Now with that being said, I don't only buy jerseys and hats (I have way more hats than jerseys) because of the city or team they represent, but when it comes to New York teams, it may or may not subconsciously play into my decision making process. Like for instance, even though Yankees home gear has the NY on it, I chose to go with an away authentic dugout jacket because I loved the way it looked with New York spelled out across it. But I suppose for small town fans who root for teams based on things other than location, I can see a preference for home gear with just the team name on it, rather than the city. For years, Virginia had two teams in The Mets organization (The triple A Norfolk Tides and my hometown Lynchburg Mets, a single A affiliate). Growing up watching lots of single A ball, you get an opportunity to actually talk to the players before, after, and sometimes during the games. In my younger days, I got to know Wally Backman, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Lenny Dykstra and other Mets. The better players would get called up to double A (Jackson Mets) or in some cases go straight to Norfolk for a season and then on to New York. Once I had made a connection with a player in my hometown, I would continue to follow his career at each stop he made. I was a fan of the players and The Mets organization as a whole. The cities that were home to the teams of these players were less consequential to me (no offense intended). Nah, that makes perfect sense. That's one of the beauties of growing up in a Minor League town. The closest minor league team to where I grew up ar the Hudson Valley Renegades (NY-Penn League affilliate of TB), about an hour away. So whether I was going to a 'Gades game, or a Yankees or Mets game, it was still a trip, so most of the time we just went to the Major League games. But when I interned with the Renegades in 2007, I got to know guys like Alex Cobb, Justin Ruggiano, and Doug Waechter (he was there for a while on a rehab assignment). That was also the year Price got drafted, and they were originally gonna send him there, but at the last minute they decided to send him to the Columbus (GA) Catfish instead (who I believe are now the Bowling Green Hot Rods). Needless to say, I was disappointed by that decision, as I was really looking forward to meeting him,
  4. Then I must have been thinking of the Labor Day '99 game, because I know I remember watching a game with them in red tops
  5. Correct me if I'm wrong (as I've seen several people state that the Cards have never worn an alt), but didn't the Cardinals wear a red alt in the late 90's? Or am I crazy? Perhaps they wore their bp jersey in a game or 2. Idk, but can somebody with a better memory please chime in. Maybe you're on to something. Me, being born in the Bronx, growing up 2 hours north of NYC, and now living in Brooklyn, I always thought of teams as a representation of their city and the people in it. I love wearing apparel with New York on it, and I especially love that the Knicks for instance wear New York across their jersey at home & on the road. I also love the look of the Yankees & Mets road jerseys (especially the Mets. More so than their home jerseys). Now with that being said, I don't only buy jerseys and hats (I have way more hats than jerseys) because of the city or team they represent, but when it comes to New York teams, it may or may not subconsciously play into my decision making process. Like for instance, even though Yankees home gear has the NY on it, I chose to go with an away authentic dugout jacket because I loved the way it looked with New York spelled out across it. But I suppose for small town fans who root for teams based on things other than location, I can see a preference for home gear with just the team name on it, rather than the city.
  6. I agree 1000% that "The MLB" or verbally referring to MLB as "MLB" just doesn't sound right. "He's the best player in baseball," or "he's the best player in the majors" sounds so much better, and makes more sense, than "He's the best player in the MLB" or "He's the best player in MLB." Hands down, 100%. This kid on one of the radio shows I used to produce would say "the MLB" all the time, and it drove me absolutely crazy. I notice it more with people who are just sports fans in general, that follow baseball, but don't consider it their favorite sport. I've never really heard a die-hard baseball fan who more passionate about the game than any other sport refer to "the MLB" like that. As for World Champions vs World Series Champions, idk. World Series Champions doesn't bother me as much as it seems to bother others, but I get it. I typically say World Champions, myself. But it's never been a big deal to me.
  7. Asmsomeone who grew up an hour from Dutchess Stadium and interned with the Renegades in 2007, I'm very disappointed with this downgrade. Their previous set was much better, and the set before that (same caps, different jerseys as the last set) was great! (IMO)... this though, just makes me sick. There was nothing wrong with what they had, and no reason to change it, other than increa$ed revenue. But what a joke...I still can't get over "Renegade" in white letters, with a black "s" on the end. Now as a Yankee fan, I'm not crazy about the RailRiders identity, but I love the caps, and like a previous poster said, I'll get used to it. I suppose it beats the rest of the finalists, though. The one thing I find silly, is that (and correct me if I'm wrong, because I've never been to a game at PNC Field, although I have driven past it) I don't think you can get there by train. Seems a little redundant. But again, I could be wrong, and if I am, hopefully somebody corrects me.
  8. I apologize if this has been discussed already, but IIRC, someone mentioned that the Cardinals would (unfortunately) be ditching the navy road cap. Has this in fact been confirmed?
  9. What size is it? I might be interested Yankees hat is a 7 1/2. If he doesn't want it, I do. PM me a price
  10. Scored a green Santana Moss Jets jersey in practically perfect condition for $7 at a thrift store in Williamsburg the other day. Considering I love Santana, especially when he was here, I was a very happy man. I would have been even happier if the $6 Griffey "authentic" they had wasn't one of the worst fakes I've ever seen. The funny thing is, I've never really been into thrift stores until my girl had to drag me to this one. Needless to say, I'll definitely be checking out a lot more of them here in Brooklyn
  11. I'm very disappointed that the Cards are ditching the Navy road caps. I love that look.
  12. All the MLB on-field hat patches since 2007 have been like that. Maybe even earlier, but the first time I noticed it was on my 2007 Rockies WS fitted. Since then all the WS, ASG, Anniversary patches have been the glued on felt-like material. Even the Yankees Old-Timers Day patches were ike that this year, so this isn't anything new. As for these postseason patches, I'm honestly surprised it took them this long to do this. I honestly don't mind them too much, depending on the team's color scheme, but like everything else with New Era & MLB, it's all about the $$$. I'll probably buy one, but only to feed my ridiculous hat addiction. If the Yankees don't make the WS, then I'll probably get theirs, same with the Nats. If they both make the Series, then I'll probably go with a home alt Braves cap. I think they look horrible on the Baltimore, Oakland, & Giants caps, though.
  13. I don't typically like when minor league affiliates are named after their parent club, provided they can come up with something original. But with all the stupid, corny, lame, gimmicky team names in the Minors nowadays, I don't mind it as much as I used to. And as a Yankee fan, I wouldn't mind if they just kept the Yankees name. I'm only like 2 and a half hours from where they play, and it's unfortunate I never got to see the SWB Yankees play. Always meant to get out there, just never got around to it, probably because the Bronx is closer. I always wanted to go out there back when they were the Red Barons too because for some reason I have a strange fascination with artificial turf (as that was the norm when I was a kid just falling in love with baseball) and have never seen a game in person played on turf. Oh well... Back to the topic at hand though, I like the Black Sox or Rox suggestion somebody made earlier. Although Black Rox sounds sort of weird. I'd be all for Black Sox, but I can see the majority of the Yankee fan base complaining about a 'Sox' name.
  14. Not a huge fan of the jersey, but I love the patch. Overall though, I don't have a huge problem with this as an Alt, but if it were the primary home I would hate it
  15. http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/75307-mlb-jerseys-by-kevinmets/page__view__findpost__p__1390278 Not the one Iw as thinking of, but those are pretty nice. The one I remember didn't have contrasting sleeves. It was from when I first signed up for the site. Was it mine? (This is from a few years back.) i absolutey LOVE this concept. Well done!
  16. gEO 3b 4

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    I really hope this isn't true. I'm not usually a big fan of affiliates using their parent club's name, but I'm not really too much against it either, as long as it's done right. IMO the Yanks have done it right with MOST of their namesake affiliates. I think all of their current ones (GCL, Tampa, Staten Island, & Scranton-Wilkes Barre) are pretty good. I wasn't too much of a fan of the Oneonta Yankees or the Battle Creek Yankees, though. I just hope they think better of this idea and leave them alone. I also hope that those rumors circulating last year about the Tampa Yanks moving to Orlando aren't true either. The Yanks spring training and minor league facilities would remain in Tampa, while the FSL team moves to Orlando. I think it's too much of an inconvenience to the organization and to the players. Plus, the Yankees have a strong presence in Tampa. They really don't need to change a thing (except maybe new SWB Yanks jerseys when they move back into PNC Field for 2013).
  17. I don't understand how anyone thinks this is an upgrade. I think they absolutely ruined their home uni. But I'm not surprised, the Indians have been slowly destroying their set for the last few years. The red cap last year took the cake for me though. It appears that the red hat was a 1 and done though as it doesn't look like they'll be wearing it next season. Correct?
  18. I'm really not a big fan of these. They're cheap rip-offs of the early 90's set, and I think it cheapens them. The blue jersey looks like a late 80's-early 90's batting practice jersey. The home and road look too plain to me, and the logo on the chest looks out of place. Idk, just my opinion, but I think the 2004-2011 set was better. But ultimately, I think either of the 2 sets used in the mid-late 90's and late 90's-early 2000's are better than any of them. I do really like the caps though.
  19. I like that color scheme and they can definitely do it in a way where it unique to them and not too similar to the Knicks. I like the Navy and Orange though because those are the NY Knights colors from The Natural lol
  20. Brooklyn Knights is in no way generic when you consider people from Brookyln are called Brooklynites. It's rather clever. Agreed Nacho. Not to mention this name has been thrown around for over a year now for that very reason. While "Knights" is a generic name in general, it works perfectly in this situation. Sometimes depending on the circumstances the simplest most generic names work the best.
  21. Like it. Or: Brooklyn Dodgers (make it happen, NBA) Brooklyn Robins (after Jackie Robinson) And add me to the (probably huge) list of people who want to buy sports merchandise that says "BROOKLYN" on it when this change happens. In terms of new uniforms for any team in any sport, is there anything that has more potential than this? Brooklyn Dodgers will never happen, nor should it. I like the Brooklyn Robins (even though the Dodgers were at one time called that as well), especially in paying homage to Jackie. Or you could go with the Brooklyn Jacks. I think all along since this whole thing has started to come to fruition under Prokhorov I've been hoping for Brooklyn Knights, but I would like something like the Robins or Jacks or something.
  22. I don't have a problem with it. I realize that a lot of people don't want to be restricted to just their favorite team's primary colors on the cap, especially when it doesn't match with half of their wardrobe. I don't usually do it though, I tend to stick to Authentic on field caps. But I do admit that I have a few different colored fashion caps of certain teams either to match a football or basketball jersey of a team from the same city. Or to match perfectly with some other article of clothing, but in that instance I usually only do it when I can't find an authentic or Cooperstown collection cap of another team. But for the most part I'd say 94% of the time I stick to authentic designs that are or were at one point worn on the field. If I want to mix things up and get an unusual color scheme or design I like to go through Minor League caps as well, given all the different and unusual designs and the fact that there's always a dozen or so new styles released every season.
  23. I'm 22 years old and it seems that a majority of my peers leave EVERY :censored:ING STICKER on the brim of the caps, and it absolutely drives me crazy. I've actually gotten into semi-arguments with people over it, questioning why. To me all it does is advertise how big your head is. Some people say that they leave them on because sometimes the colors on the brim face and the difference in color is very noticeable. I explained when and why that happens, but to the person it didn't make any sense. An explanation that somebody gave me that made me shake my head even more was that "it's to keep them looking 'fresh,' like how people leave the tag on their timberlands that hang off one of the lace holes, or when people leave the tags on the inside of their shirt." I just looked at him like this: ...or maybe it was more like this: I understand why people leave the tag on their Timberlands, even though it's hard to explain it makes sense. But I sure as hell don't leave the tags on my clothes after I bring them home from the store, and I will NEVER leave the stickers on the brim of my hat, except for the silver hologram stickers on the underbrim. I do keep those on until they fall off. But I think my biggest pet peeve EVER is when I see the size stickers on the top of the brim. I just want to run around and rip them all off.