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Everything posted by SFGiants58

  1. Oh, it’s not over. It’s never over. It’s not over until we can time travel to 2002 and I can keep Dusty Baker from flying into Anaheim. Of course, that would make the three-in-five less enjoyable.
  2. Some might also suggest Colorado for the AL switch, since they've not won a World Series title and the Phoenix metro area was the home of the Giants' AAA affiliate for almost four decades. IIRC, the Bears and Zephyrs went between AL and NL affiliates over the years. Also, DH in Coors Field!
  3. I really like them! Granted, inverting the lettering colors and wearing the red-billed hat would be best, but this is good by me. The uncanny valley scripts were/are terrible, especially when the originals had so much potential. vs. Also, that '94-'10 "Cleveland" script was a special kind of awful. Aside from the double outline, what the heck is up with the flat edge on the lower "C," the iffy "v," and the overall bulbousness of the design? The block wordmark is far superior, if only because it doesn't have the "machined" look. Heck, just because a script is "machined" doesn't mean it can't look good (shameless self-plug). I'm not as keen on the "v" in "Cleveland" anymore, but I think it's a solid demonstration of balancing the "rough" and "uncanny" styles.
  4. If I’m some inbred member of the Patriot Movement living in Elohim City (look it up), I’m wearing it to honor how our domestic terrorist group did that! Well, I’m just happy that the Bucks didn’t do a Dahmer’s victims memorial jersey and the Warriors resisted the temptation to do a People’s Temple-based design.
  5. It seems more like a vocal minority - don’t let them get into your head. I read that article for research, and while I’m sure a three team plan would have tempted MLB, expanding to an uneven number of teams would have likely been an issue. Angelos was a primary offender for keeping MLB out of DC (which is how Norfolk got in on the Expos hunt - since he approved of it). Still, other troubles complicated the issue of getting a team in DC. Like many things in life, you can’t just blame one person for the difficulties.
  6. I’m just happy it isn’t Totems. MOD EDIT
  7. But is their whining all that noticeable? I think Naimoli’s $3.5 billion lawsuit and the constant blue-balling of the Tampa Bay Area (especially after the Giants nearly moved there) had a lot more to do with it than Angelos. Also, Arizona could get a modern stadium built while the DC groups were struggling to come up with a stadium plan (e.g., a couple of Northern Virginia and Dulles-adjacent designs - ever heard of the Virginia Fury?). A DC expansion group had a far better chance in 1993, but their group imploded as Huizenga’s South Florida group blossomed. Like we’ve said before, the Rays scenario is far more likely than the O’s.
  8. I refuse to count Inter Miami until they play a game. Until then, they’re vaporware. Anyway, congrats @Bucfan56 and the Sacramento fans! You finally got in. With the Fake Quakes being utter fakers, I think I found an MLS team to support!
  9. Alternates, yes. Except the A’s road caps are awful. OK [MOD EDIT: Board Code of Conduct clearly states no discussion of Native American team name controversies.]
  10. Well, the Reds, black Mets, Braves, A's all have very unnecessary road caps (the Reds and A's especially, since they don't even use matching batting helmets for road headwear). The Orioles and Nats have unneeded home caps. The Mariners should redesign to make teal far more prominent in their look (i.e., teal lettering with navy outlines). I've always hated the idea that teams have to "darken" their caps and accessories for road uniforms. They should distribute colors on their greys better to give them some "life," you know? Well, that has little bearing on the block "M." [MOD EDIT: Board Code of Conduct clearly states no discussion of Native American team name controversies.]
  11. I like that the Brewers do everything in their power to ignore their one season as the Seattle Pilots. It's a nice way of saying that they should have been included in the 1969 expansion in the first place (also that the Braves were to blame for the move, not the market) and that it was a mistake to give an expansion team to that woefully unprepared group (thanks, Stuart Symington).
  12. *Rabid screaming while biting into a phonebook and clawing at the wallpaper*
  13. @MattMill, do you happen to like anything? Almost every post of yours is just whining.
  14. Astros win the pennant, cementing a Yankee-free decade of the Fall Classic!! It was also nice to see two domestic violence perpetrators blow it in the 9th.
  15. Osuna blows the save! I like seeing domestic violence perpetrators blow it in big spots.
  16. At least the Niners don’t have black alts anymore.
  17. Those Twins may be the worst 100+ win team, though. They got to feast on the Tigers and Royals for 38 games.
  18. Yeah, just because he doesn’t like a city and explains himself doesn’t make him “self-important” or means that he “treats people terribly” or “acts like a child.” If anything, you’re the one projecting onto his posts.
  19. How did folks in Cincinnati react when Marge Schott kicked the bucket? When Vince Naimoli died earlier this year, I think the news would have gotten a mixed reaction from fans. Yeah, he got you the team, but he also ran it pretty horribly and maybe prevented the market from ever being a success. His lease agreement does prevent the team from relocating right now, so there's that.
  20. The one helmet rule isn't ridiculous, it's to save teams from themselves. No full-on "stormtrooper" looks, no chrome monstrosities, and no random alternate designs. It keeps the teams from getting too experimental, while also cementing how the helmet is so important to each team's identity. It makes me wish MLB implemented the one-cap rule, with only two exceptions (the Tigers and Cardinals - maybe on the Cardinals, if the navy set had a red bill) and throwback allowances (requiring matching batting helmets). Anything to get rid of pointless road caps: Home caps that aren't as good as their road versions and alt caps worn way too often: Promoting caps that should be primaries: Here's to hoping that the Padres limit themselves to one primary cap. Keep the camo as the only alternate, with maybe a Taco Bell or 1998 throwback.
  21. I'm sure a local buyer will emerge or the lease will be re-upped at some point. ...which is why I doubt Baltimore lets it happen again. That's ultimately the argument for why the Clippers will never leave Greater Los Angeles. When you're in a top 5 media market, it's hard to leave.
  22. I don't think the Orioles will be in any true danger of moving, which also applies to the White Sox. The Trop's lease will prevent a move for some time, sadly.
  23. Yellow pants outside of the vest style, yes. Yellow jerseys, heck no.
  24. Well, here’s what the ‘40s socks looked like: Red/blue/red on a white field or a modified Northwestern design (white/blue/white middle)?