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  1. Green feels wrong to me. Green (unless it's super light/lime) reads freshwater. Lakes and swamps. They're on the bay. The colors in the fauxback reads more ocean to me and the fact that people want to build on that show it has potential beyond what people feel is cosplay of more established teams. I think the modern font and the flashes of Columbia blue and yellow separates it quite a bit, but I'd rather build off of this color set than go back. No black. Please. And even that lighter Daytona green looks more drab than the current navy does under the Trop's lights. I don't know if Milwaukee's lights are darker or the difference between Columbia and Old Gold is that stark. I went to look at the flags of Tampa and St. Pete to see if there could be any Phoenix-type inspiration there, but... dear lord no! Someone posted last year a fashion cap that used the old gradient logo but in the current colors. It looked like the ray was riding a wave and having the gradient in those colors and basing an identity on that would be great. As for Ray vs. Ray, the culture of the team and fandom identifies with the aquatic creature. They still have the touch tank. Focus on that. Buuuuuuut, I don't want to lose that splash of yellow from the wordmark. Perhaps rather than just a ray of light they could focus on a bright light more in keeping with their seaside location. Perhaps the Egmont Key Light that's been the beacon of Tampa Bay for nearly two centuries? Huh... I really would have expected some brick or ivy somewhere. The light blue is in the city flag, but light blue and navy? Doesn't really scream Cubs or Chicago or Wrigley to me. The Boston one was a reference to the marathon. Is there a local reference I'm missing here? I don't know if I'm insane here, but to me it doesn't look like it's trying to emulate the Sox print. It looks like it's trying to do what the Clippers are doing by touching into the same specific culture of a different region and appeal to those who want to be a part of that culture For me the heather texture really messes with it. Black with white pinstripes would probably look a thousand times better and be more at home as a full-time alt if it was just black and white. Wow... I missed that one completely. My brain autocorrected it to "Broncos". What the crap does "Bronchos" mean? It sounds like a sports bar's nickname for a large nachos appetizer you can share with your bros. Blues is still my favorite. I'm warming around to my half-joking suggestion of "Jakes" as a nickname akin to Knicks, Pacers, Mets, Blazers, etc where it had a meaning but now most people don't know what it is and the identity is just based around the city/sport. Saves them a lot of headache, although I imagine the Blues identity similarly just being based around the city and baseball.
  2. We'd spoken a while back about Acuna wearing yellow accents and how it went with the Braves uniform. I'd listed teams that this could possibly work with. What I didn't expect was to watch a series against the White Sox in which at least one of Chicago's players broke out red armbands. And dangit if it didn't look objectively kinda nice. Maybe it's the fact that it's a historic color with them, especially in this style of uniform for 13 years. I've always felt the current identity of the team could stand on its own forever (save for the little imperfections added to the away and alt over the last decade or so), but maybe it would be nice to reintroduce a splash of red to the set. Or maybe it's just a matter of how good black and red look together.
  3. They are things of beauty. But I still can't choose between them and the Robinson/Larkins. But the Reds have a mild identity crisis. Their whole thing is based around old-timey baseball given their history, but their most legendary run is arguably in a sleek futuristic look in a spaceship of a ballpark. They're also largely on Twitter. All caps have the city name, city nickname, and the patch from the team's latest world series win. Although... they've chosen a different one for some teams. I don't know if it's semi-random, or if they chose the most important culturally. The Royals have 1985, their first. It appears the Yankees have 1996, which is a beloved year for the team. The Indians have 1920, and I'm not sure why.
  4. Hrm. The addition of the new box seems to have truncated the size of posts. I'd attempted to cut down on the size of one of my signature image options to clear clutter and allow two on one line, but now one barely fits one and a third and the pixel art championships have been shrunk beyond legibility before I cut the amount down a bunch. I was working on updates, but this formatting change may have made it kind of a moot point.
  5. Ugh. That sounds terrible. Moving between a new state-of-the-art retractable roof park and the Trop? Giving the local fans a team they've likely scorned as of late? Giving Miami another reason to dislike the Marlins/taking away from time those who want to go can? They'd be better off writing the town off as The Bronx/Fens of the South. Makes sense. When I mentioned them possibly going with the more bland Sox design, I realized that the blue collar was a big identifying mark that pointed to the year range for them. The Yankees jersey also features this collar despite me not noticing a collar on any of the Yankees uniforms. They probably just took the base they made for the Sox uniforms and put the logo where it would show with the catcher's gear. After all, the Yankees wear pinstripes, right?
  6. They're not set in stone, but green/yellow is so good and they're the only ones in the sport wearing it. I don't think anyone would confused the Habs and the A's. Especially since it would be Club Athlétique du Montreal rather than Canadien, the source of their name. Would a change to Athlétiques not soothe the French? And Expos may have a novel charm, but it's still owned by a current club. Would they sell it like the Pelicans did? In the end, let's hope it's an expansion or the Rays beat them so that this doesn't become an issue. (I would miss the Ray's existence in Tampa, but we'll see how they work things out.) It's not that. It's simple. It's because that's not what they wore in the movie. I don't know why they chose the uniform used for Joe's first year and a half. Perhaps because it's the simplest and they could use the base for it, the Yankees, and any other pinstripe clubs? I didn't even think of that! Wow. How would the divisions recover from a move to Montreal? Royals to the West and Montreal to the Central? Right now, most of the State of Oregon is under Oakland's rights territory, shared with Seattle. Could they not just extend the tendril up a bit to get the Portland as well and let them still broadcast to their current market? How do the channels work for them and the Giants? Is it like MASN or like YES and SNY?
  7. While writing that I couldn't quite figure out what year they were going for in the film and a quick cursory glance gleaned nothing. Looking now at the Dressed to the Nines database, the specific Sox jersey Joe wears was worn from '14-'16. The blue collar was missing prior and it gained a more traditional plack after. So the Yankees jersey should have the interlocking NY on the chest. My guess? He was the catcher. With his hat backwards and wearing pads, they fudged it a bit and moved the logo to an old location so that he would be readily identified as a Yankee immediately. I expect the team to wear the 1915 or 1916 away grays. One is closer to today's with a different wordmark and one has a wordmark in the same style as the back of the hat but has road pinstripes to go against a White Sox team that will certainly wear the white pinstripes. Even if pinstripes are their thing, I expect them to go with the more recognizable look. They're the only exception. A charter franchise whose nickname is not regionally based at all? The A's simply CANNOT change their name. Too much history. And, heck, even the Dodgers kept their name. I was honestly picturing if any change would be made an color change and the roundel changing to emulate the Expos. (Cheap and dirty mockup without the colors of the A's thought through much, meant just for rough illustration) Of course, green and yellow is one of the best sports looks possible to me, so I would love them to keep it, but if they need to change in the move, I can see this middle ground. Oh, crap. They're going Timbers colors if they move to Portland, aren't they?
  8. So... I'm assuming that the Diamondbacks' special jersey is going to be the purple jersey that fearless leader's season preview said their anniversary patch would be paired with? I kinda find intriguing to see a second Canadian team. Any of the Northwest cities seem to fit the A's brand well, but I just can't help but be amused by a future where the team's nickname is "The Athletique". Makes sense they'd go with that. The road wordmark dates back to as close to their time as the Yankees as the current A's cap is close to their debut in Oakland. The Yankees name didn't exist as a wordmark until a four-year stint on the roads from '27-'30 with the first incarnation of the bat and hat primary coming in the late 40's to capitalize on a peak of patriotism. Might as well go with the common thread/oldest wordmark.
  9. I agree with moooost of what you said. Seriously, though, just go back to the old one. I like the O as an alt like the Orioles' O's and the Indians' J. But I'd rather the A with their grays. Wear the O with green on the road and just wear that instead of a road jersey. None of this is based on my preferences, but more on giving up on league trends not being what they are. I'd just prefer A on the road be the traditional choice even if they wear it as much as the Marlins used to wear their away gray.
  10. Honestly, I don't know a lot of numbers people wear because I identify people from the way they look. Until I did that deep dive on the number 18 yesterday I didn't know Didi's number despite him being the heart of the team for several years because... I just saw Didi in the uniform and knew it was Didi and didn't really pay attention to what number he was wearing. It's pretty east to tell everyone apart by body type and face and skin pigmentation. Opening lineups and walk-up introductions/board graphics make it pretty clear who's at which position. I suppose I get extra insurance in that respect, but still.
  11. Dangit if I don't want to see some epaulets on next year's jersey after hearing you say that. Weren't the Padres' military unis MARPAT? Did they get access due to their special relationship with the Marines? Red Ruffing, Don Larsen, Mariano Duncan, Scott Brosius, Johnny Damon, Didi Gregorius, and Rougned Odor. Not bad.
  12. I think that's the deal. I just got so used to the rule and managers often wearing something overtop that I never for a moment thought about how thin some of the more modern hoodies being worn are, leaving little room underneath for their jersey. This is the height of managerial aesthetics.
  13. Plack piping should be consistent across the team's uniforms. Full stop. The Braves' navy is a thousand times better now that it has the piping even though it's randomly silver. Boston should make this move too. Don't they? Just with a coat, sweater, or hoodie over it? I know they were going to stop doing the random checks, but I didn't think that really effected much. That doesn't help with the head. EDIT: Oh yeah! The 2021 article on the main page said the Arizona anniversary patch was on a new purple uniform. Have we seen this yet?
  14. Yeah. I was gonna say that while the cleats are a big much, little touches and the band especially feel kinda fitting as it matches the yellow rope the ties the tomahawk. It's rare the team that can get away with this, but sneaking in a little accent from the logos that aren't in the regular set can be fun. Blue in Philly, gold in Kansas City, navy in Toronto, yellow in Tampa Bay, and... possibly a little yellow in St. Louis. If anything, the Angels are doing the opposite. They're a red, white, and silver team with a predominantly red and navy logo and history with a touch of silver. I can't focus because the cap and jersey seem to be such jarringly different shades of navy. That an optical illusion, or just manufacturing differences? I don't know how I feel about the blue undershirt.
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