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  1. Are peppers in oil known for being served up along with a wooden-spoon beating courtesy of an angry old woman? Because that's what that character artwork suggests.
  2. Not to mention Fire (Chicago, MSL), Avalanche (Colorado, NHL), Tornadoes (Worcester, former independent minor league baseball Can-Am League), Volcanoes (Salem-Keizer, Minor League Baseball), Blizzard (Green Bay, Indoor Football League), Cyclones (Iowa State, NCAA), etc. (I'm not counting names like Storm, Thunder and Lightning, as they don't necessarily attain the same threat level as the aforementioned forces of nature and other disasters.) This might make a good thread of its own. Anybody have others to add?
  3. The eyes are 100% "borrowed" (some would say "stolen") from the logo for Minor League Baseball's Trenton Thunder.
  4. Yes, but... The owners of Stockton at the time they switched to the Mudville Nine identity later sold that Stockton team but retained ownership of the Mudville Nine identity. They then bought the Visalia Oaks and shortly thereafter changed the team name from Oaks to Rawhide. In short, the same owners are responsible for both the Mudville Nine and the Visalia Rawhide identities. Which is why one can buy Mudville Nine merchandise in the Visalia Rawhide web site store.
  5. Of course I realize this. It just seems to make more sense for there to be a new thread created each year for this particular topic/subject.
  6. This thread started back in 2013, so these new identities are getting buried 80+ pages in. Time to start a new thread for the 2016-2017 offseason identity unveilings!
  7. Is this a serious suggestion? There is already Minor League Baseball's Richmond Flying Squirrels. And speaking of existing names, although Walleye makes all the sense in the world for Fond du Lac, there is already a minor league hockey team in Toledo with that name. If you have a new sports team nowadays, it is beneficial to have your own, unique, own-able name.
  8. Why not? Because professional athletes have to wear uniforms bearing that name. In minor league baseball, there are names that are fun, clever and different, like Mud Hens, Kernels, and even Blue Wahoos; then there are names that are ridiculous, over-the-top and embarrassing for the players, like Biscuits, Rubber Ducks and yes, Stud Muffins.
  9. Not only is the banana in the logo not depicted in Brandiose's oft-used "swinging friar" pose, he's not swinging at all. He's holding a bat, awaiting the pitch, ready to swing.
  10. Not only is this very funny, but it's actually a great idea that is doable (not a jersey that actually changes colors, but having a series of three alt jerseys, starting with a green one, then a yellow one, and lastly a brown one) and would get the team some additional press.
  11. Seeing this new identity for the Yankees Pulaski has me itching for Day Opening -- it seems like forever since the Series World ended!
  12. Great point, illwauk. The owner's quote referred to the team's "decision to return to our traditional red-and-black color scheme." I'm not quite sure that the 17 most recent years in a team's history constitute "tradition," especially when two decades of Nashville Sounds baseball, a period during which they wore different colors, preceded that (not to mention other professional baseball teams in Nashville going back to the late 1800s).
  13. We don't know that. No, we don't know that as fact. But... I was basing my post on this quote, from the Sounds owner himself, Frank Ward, in the story that ran on MiLB.com when the balance of the brand identity system was unveiled earlier this week: "We heard loud and clear the strong feedback of our fans after our new logo was unveiled last fall. We have made the decision to return to our traditional red-and-black color scheme to accompany the new Nashville-styled logos." True, that statement does not quantify how many fans weighed in. But human nature is such that naysayers are more prone to speak out negatively than supporters are to sing praises. So I'm going to stand by my assertion.
  14. In reading back over my post, I can see how the use of quotation marks may have come across as condescending, and for that I apologize, as it was not my intention to offend. I don't post very often, which explains why I don't quite have the posting protocol down pat.
  15. So buildings can be skewed at 15-degree angles that they're not actually at as long as they aren't tall? MOD EDIT It makes no sense whatsoever. What are they doing, trying to show that there's something progressive and "forward-facing" about a historic building? There's one historic building I can think of that should be drawn so that it's leaning, and it's not because it's progressive.Hey, my running shoes look like the ones the guy in the home uniform is wearing. It's an identity for a baseball team. Baseball is a sport. Sports like baseball are about action. Italicizing things connotes action. Of course, the Alamo itself, unlike the historic building you referenced (we assume you are talking about a certain structure in Pisa), does not lean, but sometimes creative individuals use this thing called "artistic license," a hypothetical certificate of sorts that entitles the holder to not necessarily have to be literal in their depictions. I cannot argue with most of the flaws that the Creamer community has already pointed out about this particular identity, but I do not agree that the building being rendered in an italicized fashion is worthy of scorn.
  16. You mean they are now the Dragons Glens Falls, according to the logo.
  17. Yankees Staten Island and Blasters Joplin? Those are strange names for sports teams! Although there is this thing called Artistic License, which allows us to sometimes bend certain rules in the name of design, this license does not grant us permission to completely ignore syntax (in short, the rules of proper grammar). Putting the geographical designation of a sports team below the nickname, as was done in these two cases, is simply poor planning, and laziness, on the part of the designers. If you are creating an identity for a team named the Staten Island Yankees or the Joplin Blasters, you know the hierarchy of the verbiage before ever putting pencil to paper, and it is your job to design accordingly. That got?
  18. You don't often see high school identities developed by professional sports branding firms, but this one was done by Joe Bosack & Co.
  19. The owners of the team are not all non-Hispanic. Alejandra De La Vega Foster is one of the team owners and is integrally involved in MountainStar Sports, the club's ownership group. She was born in El Paso, lived most of her childhood in Juarez, was the former owner and manager of the Cobras de Ciudad Juarez professional soccer team and is president of the company that operates close to 200 Del Rio convenience stores in Juarez and northern Chihuahua. Sure, she is married to billionaire Paul Foster, also one of the team's owners, but if you do an Internet search on her you will see that she is far from being "just" the wife of a billionaire. She is a highly-regarded, successful, intelligent Hispanic woman who understands the unique dynamic of El Paso and the surrounding region.
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