BC985

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  1. 14 minutes ago, Jer15 said:

    If they want to tweak the logo, ok, but all you have to do is look to Chicago to see this may not be a good idea.  


    Just because Chicago had a disaster of a badge change doesn’t mean Houston will. 
     

    The name should stay and doesn’t need any additions like FC or SC. Is light blue still a primary color? I’m fine with orange and black. 
     

    A badge update would do them good. 


  2. St. Louis Cardinals:
     

    #51 is/was unofficially retired for Willie McGee, but since he is now a Cardinals coach it is in-use. There have been fan led campaigns to officially retire #51 for McGee, but he doesn’t meet the team’s policy for a retired number. 
     

    #51 was given to a rookie pitcher, Bud Smith, in 2001 but after the fan outcry for McGee he was switched to #52.

     

    #57 is unofficially retired for Darryl Kile. 


    #5 is unofficially retired for Albert Pujols and will someday be officially retired. 


    #25 was unofficially retired for Mark McGwire. Troy Glaus was offered #25 when he was traded to St. Louis, but he said he didn’t want to take McGwire’s number and opted for #8. Of coarse McGwire eventually came back as a coach and resumed #25. It cannot be considered retired today as Dexter Fowler wears it. 
     

    #32 was unofficially retired for about 10 years for Josh Hancock who died in a drunk driving accident. That broke when Matt Adams, later Jack Flaherty, and now Matt Winters wore the number. 
     

    Cardinals fans can be annoyingly touchy when it comes to uniform numbers. Many cried foul when Alex Reyes got #29 (Chris Carpenter), Jhonny Peralta got #27 (Scott Rolen), Matt Holliday/Jon Jay/Rafael Furcal got #15 (Jim Edmonds), and Marcel Ozuna got #23 (David Freese). In my opinion, none of these should be retired. 
     

    Using their own rules, the Cardinals could retire more numbers but they choose not to. I’m thankful for this. I really don’t want to see them become the Yankees and have a slew on the left field wall. Albert will get #5 and Yadi will get #4, and I think the Cardinals will reserve number retirements for generation defining players. The rest will be elected to the team’s hall of fame and I’m fine with that. 


  3. The Marlins have the pieces for a competitive team for the coming years. The move to get Marte was a good one. If Jeter and Co can actually build a sustainable team, the Marlins may finally become a respectable franchise. 


  4. 3 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

     

    Ranking the 2015 National League uniforms | Sporting News

     

     

    This is probably just my own bias coming through, but I've always thought the navy cap brings out a navy hue in the gray uniform, and that, the road grays look flat with the red cap. 


  5. 11 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

     

    Fact: there would be fewer dead people if not for the dead Cardinals.


    I acknowledged that being against drunk driving is warranted. It’s a sensitive topic, especially if someone in your life has been hurt or killed by an impaired driver. My objection is dragging Darryl Kile into it. Someone who did not put others at risk and died in his sleep. It was a trash comment, and I honestly cannot understand how anyone can defend it. 


  6. 4 hours ago, JayMac said:

    As much as I used to love the Phillies powder blues, as they were wearing them when I first got into baseball, they just don't look right to me. I think they look very similar to what they looked like in the 80s so Majestic and Nike have done a good job. However, I think it is the baggy pants that some of the players wear that have me feeling this way.

     

    And to your point, all powder blue at home looks wrong.


    I’m holding onto hope that the use of the powder blues results in a return of the swirly P full time. 


  7. 1 hour ago, Maroon said:

    This makes me very sad. The presence of one league in a city shouldn't have to mean the death of another. Also, now there's no MLS OR USL soccer in St. Louis until 2023. All there is right now is USL2's Lions.


    I agree, it is a loss for the region for the next few years. I kinda saw it coming because there was a report that STLFC had yet to commit to the 2021 USL season. 
     

    I hope we learn more about this decision, but we know the primary owner of STLFC is a part owner of STLCSC. The removal of STLFC could help solidify the soccer fanbase in the city. Throw your support behind 1 club instead of 2. Second, STLCSC has spoken a lot about building their academy. With STLFC gone, you have facilities for STLCSC to use without tripping over another club.

     

    STLFC was great for the city, and I believe their fan support won MLS over. Hopefully they can finish this season strong and leave a lasting memory on the city’s soccer timeline. 


  8. On 8/23/2020 at 9:45 AM, Digby said:

    If we're doing powder blue throwbacks I wish they'd be proper throwbacks. Pullovers and collar/armhole trim.


    But they aren’t really throwbacks. The Cardinals version never existed, the Blue Jays didn’t have a navy cap, and the Rangers didn’t have a powder blue cap. They are strictly there for merchandise sales. 


  9. 11 minutes ago, EddieJ1984 said:

     

    He's just being comedic, I didn't take offense to his quibs about Phillies fans (cause no one likes us and we don't care).


    There’s a line at mocking someone’s death and he crossed it. That’s not comedic it is crass.


  10. As a hat guy, I want to engage in this topic, but your treatment of the Cardinals is gross. Taking issue with drunk driving is understandable, but is unrelated to this topic. Mocking Darryl Kile’s death is inexcusable. You aren’t funny or clever. Being a fan of a rival does not make it ok either.