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  1. Sorry. Hahaha Hey, Rad was finally released on bluray last year, so there is still hope for Airborne!!! Another 2 of my favs, Twins and Popeye, also finally got a physical blu release in the past year or so. I bet Airborne will at some point get a blu.
  2. Well be prepared to be not pissed anymore... It was just recently announced and is coming later in the year! https://twitter.com/dawnofthediscs/status/1411137148552679425/photo/1
  3. Depends on how you look at it I guess, but in the end it is still being loyal and also was a good business decision. I am pretty sure he said he wanted to stay with the Angels because they drafted him and supported him so much coming up through the minors and showed commitment with him and others. Had he wanted to, he would have turned the deal down and tested the FA market and then that would have been purely a business decision. The fact that he signed as soon as the Angels made an offer 2 years before he was even a FA makes it a decision very rooted in loyalty.
  4. Right? BTW, you guys are killing it this year! Any team that has stellar pitching in the offensive era we are in demands a lot of respect and attention. And I thought Posey would be rusty after missing out last year, but the guy is a stud and having a comeback player of the year season. And this could possibly be the first time we face you guys in the playoffs this year just like last year was with the Padres!
  5. Sorry, I meant to respond to this yesterday and forgot to! I have the utmost respect for Trout for staying loyal to the team that drafted him, but man if they don't make the playoffs again this year or next I can't help but think he missed out on playing for a winner and possibly getting a ring during his peak years. He's probably only got 2 or 3 peak seasons left in him and it would be great to see him in the post-season again. He deserves it, as he does seem like a genuinely nice guy and has proven he works hard to be a better hitter and outfielder. His proneness to injuries now for the past 5 seasons is very concerning though and I can't help but think of how similar he is to Griffey now where his best and 100% healthy years may be behind him already. Hopefully he can play another 2 or 3 seasons without landing on the IL though.
  6. I'm not an Angels fan much, born and raised a Dodger fan in an all-Dodger family, but I definitely think Anaheim Angels is the better name for them and just makes way more sense. It also rolls off the tongue more naturally and easily and also is not redundant and/or nonsensical like Los Angeles Angels is. I should ask my GF what name she prefers since she actually is an Angels fan!
  7. Haha Well, it just so happens the Drew Carey show was and the theme song was all about Cleveland, "Cleveland Rocks".
  8. WKRP in Cincinnati! lol I agree with what you said in your post, but had to mention the tv show since I think growing up I knew the city for being home of the Reds, Bengals and the sitcom's locale.
  9. ANA shouldn't be something new or unrecognizable to sports fans, either. It was used on every major sports ticker and local sports stations for 8 straight seasons when the Angels were known as the 'Anaheim Angels'. I agree, Green Bay might be just as obscure or as unknown to most as Anaheim is; especially for people on the west coast. Not sure a lot of people really know where Green Bay actually is that are not from that region. I also may be biased since I was born and raised here in southern California and grew up going to Disneyland annually, but Anaheim is very well known if you are from around here. But I think the reverse is true for people from the mid-west and east coast in regards to Green Bay. I would say the others are Columbus, Buffalo and maybe even Jacksonville to a much lesser extent. Also, when Hartford still had a hockey team I would say them for sure. Throw in Winnipeg and Ottawa too for any non-Canadians, as I doubt a lot of people in the U.S. even know where those cities are located that are not hockey fans or ex-patriots from Canada. I'd throw Oklahoma City into that group of more obscure or not-so-well-known cities that have major sports teams, too. Obviously the name lets people know what state it is located in, but not sure how many people know where in the state the city even is located or what the city is known for other than being a capital, where a horrible terrorist event in the 1990s took place and the basketball team. I would be curious to know how people on the west coast and people in the mid-west and east coast view these cities in terms of how inconspicuous they are. I think it definitely depends on where you are from and grew up.
  10. Had to look up and see if they actually were because I was curious. Up to Jun 11, here's how many times they wore it since 2014 up to this point 2021 - 16 2020 - NA (though if you pretend July was April and August was May and September was June they wore it 5 times last year, by far the least amount) 2019 - 9 2018 - 17 2017 - 10 2016 - 11 2015 - 8 2014 - 20 (though June '14 is also when they began wearing the new 'Dodgers' alt as their primary road jersey. They only wore the 'Los Angeles' jersey twice after June 7 in 2014). So they have worn it more than the past 2 years, but they actually wore it just as much before in 2018 and 2014 up to this point and still went back to the 'Dodgers' road for most of their games. I think they will still end up wearing the 'Dodgers' jersey way more regularly just like they have the past 8 seasons.
  11. I noticed the Cleveland Indians are missing some of their more recent uniform logos and scripts on here.
  12. No, those aren't it. Although I love those too! If I remember right, it was a regular candy bar, sort of like a Mars bar or Snickers bar. I think in the tv commercial the people were in a hot air balloon. I have no clue what it was called though.
  13. I used to love the koala bear when I was a kid in the '80s. I had a plush of him and some Dodger gear with him on it and was also a member of the Blue Crew fan club back then. I honestly think they probably used a koala because Australian culture was sort of a hot fad back in the mid to late 1980s here in the U.S. Fosters beer got big then, Yahoo Serious and Crocodile Dundee were big and I know there was an Australian candy bar with a koala as the mascot advertised on tv and sold here as well. (the name escapes me) The original koala used on all the gear and seen at the stadium was brown and did not wear pants/diapers at all though. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8eMpYpcLtEs/Uzr__n3_i-I/AAAAAAAAxW4/PCrMBE_AQ-Q/s1600/koala3.jpg
  14. I get that, but I would still say that the black was th Marlins' primary that season since they never wore the greys. That was also only for 1 season where as this has been 7+ seasons now. Besides the fact that the Dodgers have worn the 'Dodgers' jersey nearly 80% of the time over the span of 7 seasons since it was introduced, they have never worn the 'Los Angeles' jersey in the playoffs once since 2013. To me, that's the biggest sign that the club considers the 'Dodgers' jersey as their regular road jersey now and made the 'Los Angeles' jersey the less used alternate road jersey.
  15. The 'Los Angeles' jerseys aren't the primaries anymore, the last season they were was all the way back in 2013 before the 'Dodgers' jersey debuted. Pretty much once the so-called "alternate" 'Dodgers' road jersey debuted in 2014, the team made that the primary road jersey. Here's the number of times they have worn each road jersey from 2014 thru 2020. **Note this also Includes playoff games 2014 'Dodgers' (73%, 60 times) 'Los Angeles' (27%, 22 times) 2015 'Dodgers' (81%, 67 times) 'Los Angeles' (19%, 16 times) 2016 'Dodgers' (69%, 60 times) 'Los Angeles' (31%, 27 times) 2017 'Dodgers' (67%, 59 times) 'Los Angeles' (33%, 29 times) 2018 'Dodgers' (73%, 66 times) 'Los Angeles' (27%, 24 times) 2019 'Dodgers' (76%, 63 times) 'Los Angeles' (24%, 20 times) 2020 'Dodgers' (86%, 32 times) 'Los Angeles' (14%, 5 times) The fact that they have never worn the 'Los Angeles' jerseys in the playoffs since the 'Dodgers' jersey debuted in 2014 is also proof that the 'Los Angeles' primary became the alternate that same season.
  16. 100% for Cleveland Spiders. Sounds like a classic and timeless throwback name harkening back to the dead-ball era days of baseball. And I don't think they would have to change the team colors at all. Not that they would have to with a lot of other names I guess, either.
  17. I really like that! A nice blend that works and also represents the different eras of the franchise.
  18. I noticed the Disqus issue in the last month or 2 as well. It's super annoying because it was a good place to see corrections pointed out. I also would link to photos of the unis in action or if the years or uni pictured on here was incorrect. For an example, I noticed MLB.com has an article about the Tiger's 95 alternate today. I want to post the link and article for that uni on here, but because Disqus is not working now on the site, I am unable to. Hopefully this eventually gets addressed and fixed at some point.
  19. The first Griffey on SNES is stil one of my all-time favorite video games and SNES games. Loved the N64 ones too. I recently got into hacking the original and did an all-time best of teams with each team's best all-time players as well as doing an annual playoff teams version. But I digress, I love this new set and am happy to see most Brewers fans are happy as well.
  20. Except teams have been wearing non-white and grey uniforms dating back to 1901. You could argue non white or grey jerseys are just as traditional to be quite honest. Trends change, styles change, people change, times change. It's what sets different eras apart and makes each decade unique. It would be a boring world if it was just white and grey every year from 1901-2020. Wouldn't you say?
  21. I'm a huge Dodgers fan and getting knocked out in the 1st round stung this year, especially after we had the best regular season record ever in LA. But this comment made me laugh out loud! Hahaha! Good one!
  22. Although Randy spent nearly 6 full season in the Expos organization including his minor league career. I'd say Pedro developed with the Dodgers and Randy with the Expos if you look at who they signed with, spent all or most of their young minor league seasons with and who they came up with.
  23. I wouldn't. Not if we're talking about the organizations that signed/drafted and developed the players. Pedro signed with the Dodgers in '88 and spent 6 years/4 full seasons in the Dodger organization developing.
  24. The Dodgers still do it for any playoff games played at Dodger Stadium as well as opening day.
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