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  1. Well, here are the first few teams of the AL West! SEATTLE MARINERS The 90s design for the Mariners, let's face it, is kind of bland. There's nothing that's truly exciting or eye-catching in the scripts or logos. The 1981-86 branding, however, was quite unique. That branding is restored to Seattle, with the addition of teal as a secondary color (still needs that connection to the Pacific Northwest and the green/teal in all Seattle teams, and the demotion of gold to an accent color. Logos: A new secondary is present, in the form of the isolated trident. Uniforms: Double outlined MLB block returns, and all caps have teal bills (something I liked about the mid-90s Mariners caps). Gold is used as an accent color on the scripts and shoelaces, as it gives the design a little more "punch" than silver. HOUSTON ASTROS Let's face it, they shouldn't go into the AL West looking like a "railroad" team. I know that's part of the current stadium's history, but it should be downplayed in favor of the team's history. So, I've decided to take the old "shooting star" design from 1965-1974 and modernize it with the classic colors. Logos: The primary is a seal with a rotated version of the current star (designed to from an "A"/rocket taking off) and the skyline of Houston in the background (if I could have found a silhouette of Minute Maid Park, that would've been used). The secondary is simply the star, and the tertiary is a tribute to the classic rainbow striping. Uniforms: The "Shooting Star" design is now used on the road uniform (which retains the mid-80s grey color) to match it to the home uniform. Sleeve stripes return, as well as the orange cap on one of the alts. Speaking of the orange alt, the rainbow striping goes on the sleeves, a la the 1985-1993 uniforms. Next up, Texas, California, and Oakland!
  2. SFGiants58

    Minnesota Twins

    This is a stellar Twins concept. To ask a favor, could I have svg versions of the script logos you made for my concept series? Don't worry, my approach will be somewhat different from yours, and I'll give you credit for the designs. Thanks.
  3. I've thought about removing the white outlines on the Yankee roads, and I've even created a concept of what a modern interpretation of the pre-1973 roads would look like. It could be pulled off with some faux-flannel construction, but would flop if done on a doubleknit or coolbase.
  4. To clarify the "navy blue on Red Sox road" question, here are a few historical uniforms from the past 40 years: 1938-1971, featuring a navy blue block font "Boston", with the traditional number font and red hoistery. 1972-1978, a pullover and sansabelt combo, that is identical to the home in every way except that it's gray and has "Boston" on the front. 1979-1989, navy block lettering on the road, with red hoistery and varsity block number font (which the Red Sox should never wear). 1990-2008, red "Tuscan" font on the road, with the traditional number font and nameplates. 2009-present, blue lettering, with traditional font and direct sewn lettering. In the Red Sox's history (pre-2009 redesign), the Red Sox had 43 years of straight-up blue lettering, vs. 28 years of red lettering on their road uniforms. For me, the red lettering looks better, but historically, the blue road lettering has had a longer lifespan than the red.
  5. That looks fantastic, although I would throw away all the black in the logo, and replace it with athletic gold (or replace the metallic gold with athletic gold, and use the metallic in place of the black).
  6. Other than that, I have no bleeping words for how screwed-up the road uni is now.
  7. Is it me, or do the Royals look infinitely better with the old Rams colors?
  8. OK, that looks exactly what I suspected it to look like, a black version of the cap logo with the unfortunate gold drop shadow (the shadow really needs to go). Still, it'll make for a fun alternate.
  9. San Jose is worthy of a professional baseball franchise. It's bigger than Oakland, it can support a team better than Oakland, and it also is predisposed to a rivalry with San Francisco (one thing I don't want to lose, just re-name it the "Bayshore Series" or "El Camino Series"). While there is heritage in Oakland, there was also heritage for the A's in Philadelphia, and moving to KC was not much of a problem for the management then (until they became an unofficial Yankee farm team, but that's another rant). The "Athletics" or "A's" identity has been the only thing consistent in the franchise since 1901, and it will remain that way in San Jose. Oakland, at this point in time, has done little to preserve their hold on their sports teams. They have neither placed any initiatives on ballot to build a new stadium, nor have they tried to renovate the Coliseum after "Mount Davis" got built. If no effort is taken by the city to keep their teams in said city, they might as well lose the team. At least when the Giants considered moving to San Jose and Tampa Bay, there were ballot measures put out for sales tax increases to fund a new stadium. Oakland has done little outside of speculative work to plan on keeping their teams, and at this rate, they could lose all of them by the end of the decade (Warriors to San Francisco, Raiders to LA/other California location, and A's to San Jose). It's a shame, but the city of Oakland still holds a good deal of the blame (I don't use economic decline as an excuse, as Detroit and Cleveland have been able to keep their teams from fleeing and to stimulate the local economy).
  10. Well, I wouldn't mind seeing a stencil-ized block font for the Steelers (gives a more industrial look to the team).
  11. SFGiants58

    Dynasty Avatar

    I'd like a Giants one with Lincecum-Cain-Posey-Romo-Wilson, please. Thanks in advance!
  12. I really like it with the accent mark, as it gives the script a nice feature that separates itself from any normal road script. I would like to think, however, that the A's would use this opportunity to get rid of the all-green cap and use the home cap for all games.
  13. Well, this is what Liebe describes as the current A's font: Obviously the "O" is inaccurate, but something in between what we have now and what NDwas posted.
  14. Inkscape does that from time to time. I suggest making a new "presentation" file with all 4 uniforms. BTW, I'm digging the new color scheme and the simplified logos.
  15. Doesn't have to be the SJ from the San Jose Giants obviously. The MLB Giants explored a couple of variations for their potential caps when they nearly moved to San Jose in 1991. Have any of those variations been published? I thought San Jose was ruled out by the time 1991 rolled around, and that the Tampa Bay sets were being create (which I have seen in a 60 Minutes feature).
  16. Now, here's the NL East Update, with the Washington Nationals thrown in: ATLANTA BRAVES The White "A" returns, and the insignia on the feather is removed. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES I've put maroon on the home alt, and numbers on the sleeves (something I like about the current uniforms). MIAMI MARLINS Going with Fox's advice, I've made the primary colors dark teal and gold, with blue and silver accents. The coloration has been changed to make it less painful to the eyes, but still in line with art deco aesthetics. NEW YORK METS An orange alt replaces the "snow whites". Now, the new concept. WASHINGTON NATIONALS I like what the Nationals have done to their identity over the last 2 years, but I still have some big problems with it. 1. Navy blue as opposed to regular blue, which goes against the proper r-w-b aesthetic that should be in Washington D.C. 2. No use of the nice "Nationals" script logo 3. Minimal acknowledgment of their past as the Montreal Expos (they are getting better at that, but only slightly) 4. Overuse of the Wallgreens "W", as opposed to the excellent "DC" logo I have fixed all of the above. Logos: The primary logo is the current, just with the "W" swapped out for a "DC". The red cap is still at home and the blue cap is still on the road. Uniforms: The home and road are mostly unchanged, just with a different serifed varsity font, and the "Nationals" script logo on the home. The road alt is simply recolored, with the "DC" patch that is on all the uniforms. The home alt is a different beast altogether, a tribute to the 69-91 Expos uniforms. The "DC" logo is now multicolored, with a white front-paneled cap. I felt it was simple tribute to the old Expos, far better than simply retiring the Expos' retired numbers. Now that the NL East is done, it's time for the AL West!
  17. Thanks, I think I'll go with teal and athletic gold for the revision.
  18. Well, I thought the old Padres font worked well with the 80's Phillies design (better than that Helvetica variant they used at the time). Anyway, here are two teams from the NL East, the Marlins and the Mets. MIAMI MARLINS I am an Art Deco nerd. I love art deco design and colors, especially those used in Miami architecture from the 20s and 30s. So, when the Marlins unveiled their new logo set, I though to myself: "These logos have a large amount of potential, they just need cleaning up". I did just that. Logos: I've gone with Art Deco colors, namely the pastel blue and yellow. These colors are common in Miami's Art Deco architecture, and the color combination is not used anywhere in the MLB (unlike black and orange). The "Marlins" script logo has been altered to fit better with the "Miami" one, and the inner drop shadow has been removed. On all scripts, the "A" has been given a sharper point to match the "M". Uniforms: The "Marlins" script logo is now used more throughout the uniforms. White cleats also appear on the set, as well as a new number font that fits well with the uniform set without being to cartoonish or unusable due to inner drop shadow. Essentially, the design maintains the uniqueness of the current uniforms, while staying true to Miami's local history and removing any of the OKC Thunder-esque color clusterbleep. NEW YORK METS This was not too different from what the Mets do now, but I've installed a few modifications. Logos: I've made a secondary logo, based on the Braves' current secondary. Uniforms: Basically, a slightly modified version of the 2012 uniform set. The road uniform has the 1987 "New York" script, as does the blue softball top alt (I've been trying to restrict each team to only two alternates). Next up, the Nats!
  19. Nice concept BigBubba, and EriqJaffe's Blue Jays font has the split letters.
  20. SFGiants58

    Fox's MLB 2.0

    Thanks for the recommendation, and I absolutely love those Nationals uniforms! I kinda did the same thing with an Expos-esque hat and the removal of the curly "W" on my upcoming Nationals concept, except mine doesn't have a red bill, and it's only on one of the alts (which itself is a tribute to the Expos). Good job!
  21. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES I love the Phillies' 1980s look. The maroon, the powder blue, and the scripts are far more memorable and far less cartoonish than the current set. So, I went back to that, while making the design fit more in the modern MLB. Logos: The primary, which I have show before, uses a modified version of the old script and the outline from the Citizen's Bank Park logo. The liberty bell still remains from the current set, as well as the cap logo from the "Whiz Kids" throwback. Uniforms: Instead of the "P" on the uniforms, the full "Phillies" script appears. Also, powder blue returns on the road alt (colored pants are a little out of date, but I think it works with powder blue), and the "Whiz Kids" throwback uses a more accurate script logo. Next, the Miami Marlins!
  22. Yup. Anyway, here's the first one: ATLANTA BRAVES Well, what is there to say about the Braves' current identity? It's classic, but it has some problems. From inconsistent color balance to a navy-red-white color scheme, the identity is flawed. So, I have fixed these problems, while keeping the spirit of the current Braves identity. Logos: That's right, I've replaced the Braves' navy with black. It's not like the Braves aren't familiar with black in their color scheme, and since a red-black combination does not exist in the NL, I thought it worked quite well. The gold from the axe stitching is now used more throughout the look of the team. Also, I have reinstated the feather logo from the 1970s as the secondary. Uniforms: The color balance of the numbers and piping has been fixed, and the dark alternate has light text, instead of the ridiculous "outline" effect on the current one. Red bills are now on all caps and the feather is now a sleeve patch. Also, vertically-arched NOBs return (direct-sewn, not a nameplate). Next, Philly!
  23. Well, the Indians are not black/red (they'll be in navy/powder), and the green/blue AL Central team is something interesting (hint:green/blue is the same as the city's basketball team). Also, the NL East will be first.
  24. Well, here it is, my interpretation of the MLB. The process will go like this: I create an entire division's worth of concepts, receive and act upon C+C, and present revised editions of the concepts. With that said, here are the batterman logos for each team. The concepts will be released by division. I've tried to add some variety in color schemes, without going to the extreme of giving every team its unique color scheme, as I'm a bit of a traditionalist. Anyway, here are the logos, set apart by division: I've made sure that there is only one rwb team per division, if that. Also, I'm using a system on the batterman logos where the left side is the primary color, and the right is the secondary.