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  1. Is it just me, or does anybody else loves how MLB has non-intimidating team names?


    I mean, who’s scared of the Cubs, Cardinals, Brewers, Reds, Twins, Royals, White Sox, etc.?


    Don’t get me wrong. I love it. It’s different from the NBA (Bulls, Heat, Hornets, Raptors), NFL (Vikings, Chargers, Panthers, Raiders), etc.

    Actually, now that I think about it, most of the MAJOR league teams have non-intimidating team names, while the colleges or high schools or minor leagues have more intimidating names (Tigers, Eagles, Bulldogs, Wildcats, Warriors, etc.) 

    Does anybody have any thoughts on this sort of thing? 

  2. Is there a way to create a photoshop graphic file (such as standings or playoff bracket) where I could put multiple teams in one location but only show one team at a time. Kind of like a drop down menu thing? 


    I'm trying to look for ways to save time "admin-ing" my sports fantasy stuff.  

  3. Which division or conference in sports in general do you think has the most perfect alignment of teams based on geography that makes sense, historical rivals, prestige, mutual respect, etc? Like if there’s ever an expansion or relocation or whatever, you better not touch that division or there will be hell to pay? 


    I nominate the NFC North with the Vikings, Bears, Packers, and the Lions. They’re in a great location in the country and close to each other, and the four haven’t broken up since forever (the Buccaneers doesn’t count), and all of their games against each other has always been great with hate but respect. 


    What other division or conference do you think could fit that mold?

  4. 5 hours ago, MattMill said:

    Interesting topic.


    Its crazy to think that many of the color/color sets look a bit atrocious. But maybe it's because it's not the norm anymore and they look out of place.  I've always felt a colored top needed a more neutral pant. I also hate the nfls color rush initiative. 


     Are there any teams that wear colored pants but a grey or white top? Maybe a colored hat to bring some balance. 


    Softball is a whole other beast. I just don't know if an all turquoise set would work in baseball 




    Maybe it is the more form fitting less cloth look where colors flow better. I don't know. But I'm seeing some crazy combinations now that I started looking at softball photos on Google.  Baseballs almost holding onto this timeless tradition, even though some of the older 70s-80s sets are in fact a part of that tradition. Most seem to skip over it. 


    I'm almost with 100% certainty this is the reason. If MLB players continue to wear their pants down to their ankles with a baggy fit, then the colored pants won't look as good. But if they wear high socks with a little fitter pants, then I see no reason why colored pants can't work in MLB. 


    I mean, the Rays could go with something like this: DVJZNpgX4AAkSHH.jpg 


    One of the navy-red teams could go something with this too. 



    After googling some softball uniforms, I saw a few teams with white tops with colored pants (including the Maine team in above pic). 




    Just sharing some pics/thoughts. 



  5. With MiLB rolling out Spanish=language Copa de la Diversion brands for over 70 of their teams, I thought I'd bring this topic up again and show what the Iowa Cubs are doing with their Demonios de Des Moines branding and their uniforms. I noticed that they had a dark blue jersey AND pants, as seen in their "live video" on Facebook. 




    I have to admit, the dark and colored pants kinda looks good. 


    Based on my above post from January 18, I think I'm starting to come around on colored pants in MLB. I think only certain teams can pull it off, and maybe make these darker colors have a mandatory high socks so they'd look better? If they had "baggy" colored pants then it'd look bad. What do you think? 

    I mean, the Pirates and the A's can pull it off as seen here: 



    I'm thinking teams like the Rockies, Diamondbacks, Rays, Marlins, maybe the Blue Jays, Mariners, and Padres could also pull this kind of look. The newer teams could pull it off.Classical teams like the Yankees or Red Sox or Cubs or Dodgers, probably not so much. I know it's a traditional sport, but I think with the right teams with the right colors and look, they can easily pull it off. If softball players can do it, so can MLB.  I'm not saying make them a throwback or whatever. I think there CAN be modern "monochrome" and/or different colored jersey/pants that aren't white or gray looks in MLB.  

    What do you think? Just thought I'd bump up this thread in light of the MiLB's Copa de la Diversion program! 

  6. I really like this! This may be an unpopular opinion, but I don't mind standardized logos, as it keeps the brand consistent. HOWEVER, the way the NFL is executing their standardized logos is just awful. 


    The two you've created so far has been fantastic. They're still standardized, but they each have their own personality. That's exactly what they should be doing. 


    That's why I'm a big fan of the Final Four logos the NCAA has been pumping out since 2002 or so. They're similar, yet they all look different enough that you immediately know it's the Final Four in X city. 

  7. Just read through this thread. Fantastic job! I love the concept of the league and I also love how more whimsical the logos are. Keep it up. The Cavemen are one of my favorites so far! 


    10 minutes ago, Section30 said:

    Love the name, colors and uniforms for the Giants, but I can't get over there not being a space between the legs, it just looks off to me.


    I agree. I'd use one big tree instead of two to create negative space between the legs. 

  8. I was just thinking about the above post by @raysox today. For some reason, softball players can totally pull off the colored pants while baseball players usually can’t.


    I promise this is not some gender thing but I just can’t place my finger on why colored pants in softball looks better than baseball. 


    Maybe one reason is that softball players wear high socks like 99.9999999% of the time, so it complements the colored pants better than black/white shoes. 


    Maybe another is that softball is less traditional and conservative than baseball so they’re allowed to be more experimental with their uniforms. 


    Either way, I don’t mind seeing more color pants in MLB. I just think the problem is that it is VERY difficult to pull it off and there’s only so many teams you could try it with. 


    Like, the D-backs or the Rockies could, but the Yankees or Tigers can’t. 


    EDIT: After thinking about it, I think it’s because the softball uniforms are more form-fitting, which makes it look almost like a football uniform. Football uniforms can easily pull off the multi-colored uniforms while baseball pants generally have to be white or gray. 


    It’s weird. Like there are points when I WANT more color pants in baseball but at the same time I don’t. 

  9. I love the S seal logo! It looks fantastic. My only criticism is that I personally think you should flip the seal and the wave around. Put the seal on the bottom as if he's swimming UP toward the Wave. Right now with the seal swimming downward it feels somewhat "negative" if that makes sense. You should have the seal going/looking up toward a more positive feel, like you're working up to a grander goal. 


    Hope that made sense! 

  10. On 10/20/2018 at 12:42 AM, SFGiants58 said:


    I must admit that some teams pulled off the look pretty well.


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    Road pinstripes really only work when the design of the lettering is simple. The Twins, Padres, and Pirates all have single outlines, with the Twins matching the pinstripe and outline color. However, complex designs look terrible with road pinstripes. The multiple outlines/shadows of the Angels and Diamondbacks, as well as the inlays of the Rockies, clutter things up.


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    The Diamondbacks look particularly bad, downplaying a big part of their color scheme (turquoise) and switching emphasis away from their unique purple shade towards black. While I'm a big black/turquoise/copper guy for Arizona, I don't think black was used well from 1998-2006.


    YES!! I loved it when the Minnesota Twins had the road pinstripes. It's what allowed them to separate from all other navy-red teams. 

  11. I would love it if the Cubs could use this throwback road jersey as their full-time road uniforms. Maybe with blue cap/red bill, a red number on the front too along with blue NOB, red number on the back. 




    I also love the blue alt jerseys, but would prefer to keep them on the road as it currently is. Home whites only at Wrigley. 

  12. 1 hour ago, AstroBull21 said:

    I have wondered if a split of AAA baseball into 3 10-team leagues could be a possibility in the future.  Am I being too ambitious? 


    You could see something like the following.  I know it would break up the National Championship, but could something else take its place?


    New PCL

     Tacoma, Sacramento, Reno, Fresno, Vegas, Salt Lake, San Antonio (former Colorado Springs), Round Rock, El Paso, Albuquerque


     New IL

     Louisville, Toledo, Indianapolis, Columbus, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Lehigh Valley, Scranton-WB, Pawtucket/Worcester


    New League (I'll call it the Federal League for intents and purposes)

     Oklahoma City, Wichita (former New Orleans), Omaha, Iowa, Memphis, Nashville, Gwinett, Durham, Norfolk, Charlotte


    Like what @buzzcut said, switch the IL West with the IL South, so that way, Iowa, Omaha, Memphis, etc. can be in the same league with Louisville, Indianapolis, etc, while the IL is more Atlantic coast based. 


    As for the National Championship, maybe take the 3 league winners and a preselected championship host and place them in a 4-team bracket thing. I believe the Canadian Hockey junior does the same thing. 

  13. Had a convo with a friend of mine about minor league team names and it led me to look up a list of team names. 

    After a few minutes of looking around, I realized something: most of them aren't that bad. Some of them could sound very Major League-ish (Louisville Bats, Durham Bulls, Arkansas Travelers). The only things that I'm not a fan of is how so many teams are adding adjective to their names (Jumbo Shrimps, Rumble Ponies, Fire Frogs, etc.). If they dropped those adjectives and kept the noun, then most of them would be much better, IMO. And sometimes, some logos that are over-designed can make the team name look bad (like most of Brandoise's stuff, or some teams that haven't upgraded their logos in YEARS).


    I'd consider myself fairly traditionalist when it come to team names, but like I said earlier, most of the MiLB team names are fine if they just drop the adjectives.  

    For the record, some of my favorite names include, but not limited to: Montgomery Biscuits, Durham Bulls, Asheville Tourists, Toledo Mud Hens, Las Vegas 51s, El Paso Chihuahuas, Reno Aces. 

    What do you think? Do you think Minor League team names are fine with what they are now, or are they becoming too outrageous for your taste? Should they stay a little more conservative, or do you think they should become more crazy? 

  14. The other day I was shooting a baseball game between the Iowa Cubs and the New Orleans Baby Cakes. While I thought the Baby Cakes moniker is a TERRIBLE name, their uniforms did look pretty good. I love their color scheme and the designs/fonts of the logos. It screams New Orleans. I thought the look was fitting for a team from NOLA. Just... the name itself sucks in my opinion. 



    Any other teams whose names suck, but have amazing uniforms in their set? 

  15. 56 minutes ago, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:


    What about replacing the front number on the away jersey with a "DC"? I don't know if this would be a good idea or not. 


    That sounds like an idea that would be the greatest thing ever if it was done a long time ago and had some history associated with it. But if you slapped on it now, people might complain about it. 

    Kinda like how the Dodgers have that mismatched red numbers on the front jersey while they're primary a blue-white team. It's a quirk that works because it've been there from the start. If the Dodgers had blue numbers and decide to use red numbers all of sudden, people would go nuts. 

    I'm just using the Dodgers as an example, though. 

  16. I really like where you're going with this! While Atomic is right as in it doesn't scream "California" to me, one idea I had is that you could make the mountains make the shape of the Californian coast? But instead of run it from N-S, make it run from W-E so it looks like "mountains." 

    And the colors should be a little more brighter and vibrant. Something like light blue (ocean), tan/sandy (desert), white and a darker color (like navy blue or something similar) to accent everything. Perhaps similar to the Padres' logos from 2004-2011. 

  17. 5 hours ago, BradyIvie said:

    I was very tempted to go with Garbage Plates, but there's a distinct problem with that.  Garbage Plates are a trademark of Nick Tahou Hots.  With the dish being specific to a particular establishment, the team would hamstring themselves into promotional deals to serve the food or even to use the dish as a basis for the uniform.  Instead I'm going with generic dishes that any ballpark could serve on their own to maximize the team's profits (these are MiLB teams, after all).

    Literally speak of the devil....


    And after scouring through your thread, I saw your Iowa Oaks, and while I think it looks fantastic and love the color scheme, I wanted to point out that your "O" is quite similar to my own concept for the Iowa Oaks (since I'm an Iowan myself). I'm not trying to accuse you of stealing my idea or being inspired by my concept if you saw it before or anything like that, but just wanted to point it out. I still think it's a fantastic thread and I will definitely be keeping a close eye on this one! Keep up the good work. 

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