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  1. My take on the Padres' uniforms is that whether they stay with the blue or go to brown, they need to have a secondary color (preferably athletic gold). I did love the blue and orange uniforms of the '90s. They went downhill, uniform-wise, when ownership decided they just had to go the plain blue-and-white route. I never understood that.
  2. A bit speculative perhaps, but here's a photo of Padres first-round draft pick McKenzie Gore, who signed Saturday and then threw out the ceremonial first pitch wearing the current Padres jersey. I'll put this here, because you just know they'll have a different uniform by the time he makes the majors.
  3. I remember in 1983, there was a rumor that the Pacers would be sold and moved to Anaheim. Living at SoCal at the time, I remember the Pacers had the coin flip with the Rockets coming up that would determine the No. 1 draft pick, which would be Ralph Sampson, and thought it would be cool that Ralph Sampson might be playing for a local team. Of course, the rumor died pretty quickly and the Rockets won the coin flip, anyway.
  4. Actually, the White Sox started their current look in 1991 (though I believe they jumped the gun a bit and actually started wearing those unis in the waning days of the 1990 season). In 1987, they changed to the cursive "C" on the caps, with the cursive "White Sox" on the home jerseys. A pretty uninspired set that didn't last too long.
  5. I don't see why that would be the "wrong" uniform. He played five years in that one, preceded by five years in the Disney unis and four years in the 'CA' uniforms. However ... He made his ML debut in late 1992, the last year of the 1980s era uniforms and ... ... after retiring in 2006, he was honored by the Angels early in 2007 and came out wearing the red alternate, which had been introduced that season and was never worn by Salmon as an active player.
  6. Eh, I don't know. That bear actually looks cross-eyed to me.
  7. Ah, I did not know that. It's been a while since I've been to Visalia.
  8. Actually, the Mudville Nine was the team in Stockton. The Rawhide were previously the Visalia Oaks and, more briefly, the Central Valley Rockies.
  9. Been catching up on this thread and reading the posts about the Padres' uniform possibilities, and wondering what style-challenged person in the MLB office actually thinks a brown-and-white combo is better than brown-and-yellow or another accent color. For the record, I'm against the shift to brown -- I just don't think it's a good color for uniforms in general. However, I am resigned to the fact this could happen, and, in truth, I didn't think the Friday alternates this year looked half-bad. However, you have to have some secondary color to go with it; if it's just going to be brown and white, it's going to look like crap (I'm speaking figuratively, although I can see how that statement could be taken literally).
  10. It was painted green after the stadium remodel and stayed that color during the Edison Field years.
  11. Some columnist on ESPN did a tongue-in-cheek column with name suggestions, and one he came up with was the Flying Elvi. I immediately thought they could get an AHL affiliate in Salt Lake City and call it the Flying Elvi, Utah Chapter. (If you're confused go look up "Honeymoon in Vegas") In all seriousness, I like Las Vegas Knights (without the Black). It's a classy name, and it would be too hackneyed to use a gambing-themed nickname. I also think Scorpions or Bandits would be decent.
  12. Probably a quibble, but I don't know that I'd put the Vikings, Titans or Cardinals in the same category as the other three teams for this purpose since they are named for their states, which are actual geographic/government entities, as opposed to the Patriots, Panthers and Buccaneers, who are named for unofficial multi-state or multi-city regions.
  13. As skeptical as I've been about the "Color Rush" uniforms in general, I really liked the Panthers' unis yesterday.
  14. It wasn't opening week, but the Chargers wore their navy pants with their navy jerseys in that Monday Night game against Miami that was played in Tempe because of the bad brush fires in San Diego. I wasn't living in San Diego anymore by that time, so I didn't know if there was an announcement before that game. I know it surprised me.