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  1. @SFGiants58, it's been an honor to bear witness to this excellent project! This is truly inspired work on how to make the aesthetic of America's national pastime even better, and I can actually see some of these concepts (and alternate takes) making their way to the diamond in the coming years. And feel free to take your time and enjoy life with the ones you care about the most...because everyone needs that good, long stretch to sit back and reflect! P.S. I've already got some ideas for the NFL, NHL, MLS and a redo of the NBA in mind...Ready to contribute when the timing is right!
  2. I wonder how the color orientations on the alternate take and its addendum would look on the original concept's primary cap logo... Other than that, I'm ready to go up the 101 to the City by the Bay!
  3. If there is any direction the Padres should be going in for the long haul, this would be it! No other team is as deeply intertwined with brown and yellow (with some sand mixed in) than the Padres, and as a resident of the state John Moores (former Padres owner) once called home when he owned the team, I think it was a mistake for San Diego to not adopt such a winning combination the moment Moores took over the team from Tom Werner, who is such an expert at finding national anthem singers...
  4. The Milwaukee sets are definitely golden! I honestly believe if the Brewers really want to bolster its fan base, especially given its current situation, a return to the Marquette colors (complete with the definitive barley stalk underline) would be the way to go. I also would not mind the Brewers doing the alternate take, which had the potential to really be something had the team played their cards right in the 90s. I'm not sure if the muted bronze on the alternate take would really win over fans lock, stock and barrel, since a good portion of their fans are so snobby about the BiG-era colors that any future rebrand would have to involve the colors of the pre-"Motre Bame" period. Annnndddddd...I'm about to call another Uber again. Miller High Life may be fine and dandy, but I'm ready for some Beechwood-aged Budweiser...Meet me in St. Louis!
  5. Is there any way we can get these gals minus the background texture? I really like your approach with the grass texture, but once you're done with this whole series I'd like to find a way to obtain these with just the plain white background.
  6. One more thing I forgot to ask: Is there any way you can give us the primary roundel (contrails included) with the current "H" and surrounding "Houston Astros" text? I'm curious as to how the primary roundel colors and contrails would look on the current Astros primary logo. Not asking for anything else other than the primary roundel alone.
  7. This is definitely an interesting alternate take. If there were an appropriate nickname for the sort of motif the Astros went with when they moved to what was then Enron Field (yes boys and girls, that was the actual name!), Railers just about hits the spot! It also surely would have been a favorite choice had the Manned Spacecraft Center gone somewhere else other than Houston; this is a port city after all, and one of the first radio stations here, KPRC (which also once aired the Astros' games on radio) is rumored to stand for Kotton Port Rail Center which just about describes Houston economically before NASA and the big oil companies (e.g. Shell, Exxon) started moving in. Throw in the western stylings of the uniforms, and I say you have gone out and give us (with apologies to a punch-worthy former Oilers coordinator) a winner in town! These three sets and their timing could not have been better for the 'Stros coming off their AL West title...Now I'm ready to call an Uber and ask for a ride to Chavez Ravine, before the Dodger Dogs get cold!
  8. This is definitely an improvement over what I consider to be the WORST uniforms in the history of the Astros. The Astros should have experimented with these in 1994 given so many have associated the team with the Tequila Sunrise color patterns over the years and continue to to this day.
  9. Now this is certainly an Astros set with plenty of forward motion to it! Granted, it will be hard to reconcile such a futuristic set with the traditional stylings of Minute Maid Park, but the Tequila Sunrise contrail to the left of the shooting star in the primary logo is golden. I'm frankly surprised there's not a retro alternate (particularly alluding to the 70s era pullover jersey), but also intrigued by the extensive nods to what is arguably the Astros' most synonymous uniform imagery. Bar none, this is one of the few teams where orange defines a team very well, and you just about nailed it! Glad to know you've got two alternate takes for this fine franchise...bring them on!
  10. P.S. I will say that the primary cap logo for the Zephyrs alternate take would stand out better if the colors of the blue "D" and white outline were reversed. Since most every MLB primary cap has a white letter contrasting with a colored background, and some even have an outline with a tertiary color, this would be logical. I'd do the same with the retro alternate "D" as well. I understand that the minor league Zephyrs' cap was primarily a blue "Z" (and of course I greatly appreciate the high degree of authenticity you're providing in your designs), but most people would have trouble looking through an outline to see the "D" on the cap, even in our age of high-definition television which greatly improved the viewing experience in the NHL when it came to tracking the puck on screen.
  11. Well the Colorado update is definitely an improvement over their dated look that has worked so well for them over the last generation...and the vintage-looking "mountain purple" on the last update would especially go over well with the fans. The cap logo is also first-rate, and speaks volumes of Colorado with the mountaintops + the unique rectangle at the C's end that evokes the shape of a swung ancient hammer reminiscent of Colorado's mining history. (I know, it may just be the font, but still...) As for the alternate, I also liked that you picked the Zephyrs for an alternate take...Which would have definitely worked for them considering the direction Denver has been going in economically since the rise of the DTC south of downtown. Also, since Colorado is virtually forests and blue skies and lakes every baseball season (as opposed to its traditional snowcaps and loaded ski resorts in the offseason), the color choice also is fitting. Now, onto my hometown Astros. Taking bets on their classic look melded into the form of a shooting star, and wondering about the long-forgotten Buffs for an alternate...
  12. Once again, great series on many fronts. I wouldn't be shocked if Montreal took up this concept for their inevitable revival. And I will say that the Phillies going in the direction of William Penn (and by that logic, blue and yellow) would make for an interesting shift to distinguish themselves amongst the NL East. Looking forward to seeing the Nats' concept, and already predicting that the alternate take will either be a rehash of the original Nats made famous in "Damn Yankees", the old Washington Senators before they redeployed to Texas, or what the Expos would have become had DC bottlenecked the stadium funding and the Expos instead ending up moving to Northern Virginia (They are the Commonwealth's MLB team by default after all).
  13. The Miami sets are fantastic and appropriate for the region, with the shades of pink and teal blending in very well with the region's "cosmopolitan Riviera" vibe and the Flamingos redo fitting the 90s stylings to a T. If Wayne Huizenga and Jeffrey Loria really played their cards right instead of doing what they did to screw it up for their fans (fire sales, botched stadium plans, etc.), the Marlins (or is it Flamingos?) really would be a shining star in the big leagues. But in a business where smart marketing decisions often get overlooked, certainly not surprised that the Marlins' potential has been stretched too thin.
  14. LOVE the new Texas design! The colors more accurately reflect an old-school Texas aesthetic, and getting rid of the unnecessary drop shadow under the "T" makes it look more professional on paper. The gold "T" will take some getting used to, but if sports fans in the Metroplex can adjust to drastic logo and uniform changes in all their other sports teams sans the Cowboys (which would face a reprimand from the Governor or vice versa if they ever changed from their classic look), then they can certainly adjust to a cleaned-up Rangers look that feels like home for its devoted fanbase. The Rangers would be wise to adopt this look when they move into their new stadium - if it ever gets off the ground.