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  1. Time to head North to Seattle with the Mariners! I love the teal caps and jerseys worn by the Mariners with their current set. It's a unique look and I think if given the chance to make a statement the Mariners would head in the direction of emphasizing teal. The NBA statement uniforms often use a similar style or elements from the standard home and away uniforms but push it into retro or recolored places. With that in mind, I've done a teal-heavy take on the retro '70s Mariners. Many thanks to @Victormrey for letting me borrow his swirling logo design. C&C as always. Enjoy!
  2. In one sense the Diamondbacks comparison really works because the original Mighty Ducks of Anaheim kit, original Diamondbacks kit, and the Disney-era Angels kit all emerged out of the same mid-90's aesthetic. All three of those designs came out between 1993 and 1997. Every team dressed up for laser tag.
  3. Depends on which royal house you're referring to: Capet/Valois - Blue and gold - 9th to 16th C. Bourbon - White and gold - 16th to 19th C. Orleans - Blue, white, red - 19th C. I love the Royaux, the blue/red in particular, especially the crown design. My favorite overall Expos set is probably the eM design but I like the M-Fleur-de-lis logo better.
  4. That Whips-inspired design is too good. Solid color numbers with only a white outline, blue numbers on the back, red on the front, the rocket-popcicle stirrups. Everything about this is just a perfect balance of color. Excuse me but I need to go have a Scotch after looking at that set.
  5. Terrific job on the Expos! Minor quibble: the dual flags sort of look like a "T" which combined with the split white/blue details make me think Toronto.
  6. I think this looks pretty perfect. Good use of the headspoon exemption with the differing cuff and pants striping. Then again I went to Loyola so I think you and Coco are required by law to (deservedly) dismiss my opinion.
  7. If one team had gone mono white or mono black, cool. If a few others had gone mono blue, red, gold, etc., that’d been outstanding. If you want to go with the player-centric angle maybe covert the team script on the front to hometown of the individual? I know I’d strongly consider ponying up some dough for a José Abreu jersey with “Cienfuegos” in 87-90 Sox script.
  8. Liked the above @SFGiants58 comment solely for the obscure movie reference.
  9. Not my best prose. I was talking about the pushback in some corners against bat flips, chains, fun cleats, and anything that colors outside the lines.
  10. What made the Players Weekend promotion a treat over the past two seasons was that it was FUN. For as much as baseball has struggled with resistance to players showing joy on the field, at least for a weekend some of the shackles came off. Using nicknames, bright colors, unique scripts or cap logos, all that was able to allow those games to feel a little less serious and a little less grim. For 2019, baseball has seemingly stripped a good promotion of its unique character. Instead of fun, bright colors unique to each team we get everyone in black and white. A team or a few teams wearing all black or all white would have been ok but everyone doing it all at once robs the games of individuality. We don't even get unique jersey scripts since, except for the White Sox and Mariners, every team is wearing their regular jersey and cap designs. Its mind boggling that a promotion originally based on being light-hearted, whimsical, and quirky has pulled a complete 180 into grim sameness.
  11. I really like that number font and how it blends with the jersey script. Its especially good on the fauxback.
  12. I'd swap the purple and turquoise on the new D-Backs home uniform. Other than that it looks great.
  13. Great job on the Dodgers. The checkered alternate is my favorite.