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  1. Thank you! It was definitely a perfect situation for Arizona, allowing them to pay tribute to the original colors on occasion. Thank you very much! Thanks! That is definitely the goal, for sure. Thank you! I agree, sometimes less is more when using such a bright color, at least in the main set. I actually hadn't considered that before! Here's a look, side-by-side with the original: I switched to black accents to match the cap better, which to be honest might be an improvement. I still think I like the original cap more, but I'd be happy with this too. Although I think turquoise should be used in the primary scheme, I wouldn't want to run into the problem of using too much of it. Being such a bright color, it's best to use in moderation. That's why I was honestly hesitant to even make it the base color of the Spring Training jersey, and personally I don't think it would work as a monochrome road uniform. Here's a look at sort of the *opposite* of what you were suggesting though, if the team decided to keep sand road uniforms. The left uses the actual shade of sand the team has, and the right is a more subdued version of it, which I definitely prefer.
  2. I’m late to the party, but here are my thoughts on the LA logo changes: I’m definitely in the camp of not at all being a fan of either new Rams logo. It seems they really overthought what should have been a simple update. I never would have thought orange would be added to the team’s palette, even as small of an accent as it is, but here we are. The gradients seem to be completely unnecessary and add nothing to the dimension of the horn. The worst part about this is it almost guarantees they’re going to mess with the helmet horn, really the main iconic and unchanging aspect of their brand. At least they got the royal & yellow right. As for the Chargers, on the other hand, everything they’ve done with their logo revamp is just about perfect. It makes me realize shortcomings I didn’t even see of the previous logo. It evokes speed and lightning way better than the prior logo did. It’s also super exciting to see what the removal of navy might entail for the uniforms. Hopefully the powder primary with the yellow facemask was a test for what they’re planning to unveil this year, and we just didn’t know it yet.
  3. Here we go with the Arizona Diamondbacks! Logos This time around I decided to embrace turquoise in the scheme, and drop sand altogether. I also decided to embrace sedona red more than black, akin to the 2007-2015 uniforms, as the combination of red & turquoise results in what I feel is a very nice, Southwestern feel that I think helps Arizona stand out, while also harkening back to their original color scheme. Uniforms As will likely be a theme for this series, I decided to keep things simple for Arizona. The jerseys follow the same basic template as their most recent update ahead of this season, but with sedona red taking more prominence over black in the wordmarks, numbers, and caps. This is most noticeable in the colors of the away wordmark being flipped, as well as the inclusion of the "A" logo on the home jersey. The sock stripes are inspired by @SFGiants58's most recent take on Arizona, as well as the socks the team wears in real life. A huge thanks to him for providing me with the number font, as well. The alternates flip the logos used on the home & away, with the innermost outline on the "Arizona" wordmark being filled in turquoise for better readability on the sedona red alt. I also kept turquoise out of the striping on the black alt, as I felt reserving the color helps it really stand out when used. The Cooperstown Collection jersey harkens back to the purple, teal, & copper era for the Diamondbacks, with teal being replaced with the brighter turquoise for better contrast. The Spring Training jersey embraces this bright turquoise, along with the popular snake logo on the hat to switch things up. I'd love to hear what you think, the Braves will be up next!
  4. Hello there. I hope you all are doing alright during this uncertain time. To help maintain some sense of normalcy, I figured I'd go ahead and post some of the concepts I've been working on over the post few months, in anticipation of the (hopefully) soon to return MLB season. What this is for me is essentially an attempt to start fresh in my take of how Major League Baseball should look, while building off of what I had before. What I hope to achieve here is a proper balance, between innovation and being willing to try new ideas, and also a sense of upholding the traditional looks that baseball fans hold so dear. Without further ado, let's get right into it and address the parameters I operated under this time around: The logo sets are going to be posted in a vertical format, which is hopefully more befitting to mobile devices. Each team will have a maximum of 6 jerseys total (home, away, two alternates, a newly-dubbed "Cooperstown Collection" jersey, which I'll get to in a second, and a Spring Training jersey). I didn't really set a specific max on caps, but I don't believe any team has more than 4 total. The away jerseys will mostly stay gray for now, I've tried to go outside the box with both monochrome and color-tinted looks, but this series will try to more effectively tweak the jerseys that are already there. As it was in my previous Nike series, each team will have a fauxback uniform that is now called the "Cooperstown Collection," which attempts to take a look from each team's past and integrate it as well as possible into the current set, be it integrating colors, logos, or uniform styles. Some will be closer to direct throwbacks than others will, it just depends on what works best for the team. I'd love to hear suggestions for additional ideas going forward as well, if you'd like to see a different throwback uniform that you think I should take inspiration from. For the Spring Training sets, if the two uniforms clash as similar colors, the away team would normally just wear one of their other-colored regular alternate jerseys, with the Spring Training cap. The template I'm using for this series will finally be updated, with a huge thanks to @SFGiants58 for allowing me to update my designs onto his template. I also took plenty of inspiration from his incredible concepts, and I'm grateful he also gave me some essential advice in the creation of this series. This series could not have been done without him, for sure. This time, I'll be going alphabetically straight through the league, starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks and ending with the Washington Nationals. I hope that we can all discuss our thoughts and enjoy this community we have together, even though we're mostly at home for the time being! MLB x NIKE, TAKE II American League East Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays American League Central Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins American League West Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers National League East Atlanta Braves Miami Marlins New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals National League Central Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals National League West Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants Stay safe everyone, and I hope you enjoy!
  5. The Diamondbacks look great! I actually prefer the all-Sedona red alt, something about the black brim & undersleeves just doesn’t look right to me. The gray road uni is definitely superior to the sand in this case, in my opinion. As for the Part II, you really knocked this one out of the park. The shades you’ve chosen are absolutely beautiful, they work perfectly together. It really does look like a Blue Jays/Astros/Brewers/Padres type modernization, as you implied. I would be happy to see this more magenta-tinted Arizona set and a more bluish-purple Rockies set coexist in the league, as it solves my main issue with Arizona going back to purple. My only suggestion would be to use the home jersey’s “A” colorization for the turquoise alt, but replacing the turquoise with cream. Any time the main part of the “A” is the darkest color, as opposed to the first outline, something about the distribution always just looks off to me. The Pirates look great. I would’ve never noticed the flaws in the cursive script, but you’ve definitely fixed them in your version. I still prefer yellow/black/yellow for the striping distribution, but that’s a minor quibble. I can’t wait to see the Twins!
  6. You know a team has a great set if SFGiants58 doesn’t really do much to change it! To be honest, the brown cap with the gold bill looks gorgeous, but I don’t see the need to use it with anything other than the home white pants. I also love the “insignia” brown alternate, it’s much better without the white outline.
  7. Much better. While the last shade of sky blue for the Brewers just looked too strong, this new shade works beautifully as both a softball top and full-road alternate. While I would have preferred you stuck with the original lighter powder shade, this does not look bad either. I also think the double outlines for the Rangers are an improvement. Also, self-care is good! I’m glad to hear, I support it.
  8. Good to see you're back! I’ll get right into my opinions on your designs: I love the main Rangers set, as you said yourself the double-outlines are something they can really own. The retro alt in particular is beautiful. I’m not as keen on PT. II, mostly because I feel like the slate & brick need some separation from each other, as they are both somewhat dark shades. You did this particularly well with your Project 32 iteration. Following the template of the main red & royal set, I would utilize sand to separate the two colors on the main home & away, as well as using white to separate the sand from the main wordmark color on both of the color alternates. Once again, the retro alternate is fantastic, however. For the Brewers, the condensed “W,” the updated BiG, and the royal pinstripes are all nice touches. However, I’m not a fan of the use of your sky blue in this set; it stands out more than the royal blue does, and in my opinion doesn’t merit use as a home alt or for accents on the navy, considering how little it is used on the main home & away. Like @Carolingian Steamroller, I think there are too many shades of blue at play, with the powder-tinted away and full-on powder away being added to the mix, not to mention the royal pinstripes. If it were me, I would drop the sky blue, either in its entirety or replacing it back with royal and reserving it to an accent on the logos and such. I would also make the away uniform a regular gray, while keeping the powder blue as an alternate option. Right now those two uniforms are just too similar to justify the need for both of them. All in all, great work as always! Hope you’re doing well!
  9. Here's a version with red replacing navy, which I'm not a big fan of, as well as a version with gold outlines around the regular logo & numbers. Ah I've got you! Here's a look: I've gotta be honest, I'm glad they didn't go with this. Thanks for your input! If only! I appreciate it.
  10. Here's a royal blue Braves fauxback, as well as a navy version: Thank you! I completely agree, I wish the Marlins would use their unique blue more, and that they went with pink instead of red. I might as well show the rest of the Marlins set: Here's a look!
  11. And now we move on to the last division, the NL East! Here's how I would've handled the new Braves navy alt, to better resemble the iconic cap. I honestly could recolor the entire Marlins set to make an improvement, but to me having a blue alternate was the most essential. The Mets home uniform is pretty much perfect, so I tried the black and pink scheme that never was. The Phils go the obvious route back to maroon, with a dash of powder. There wasn't really much to do with the Nationals' mediocre (in my opinion) home uniform, so I just switched out red for gold to give them their World Series celebratory jersey. That's about all I've got for the main jerseys, thanks for following along on this mini-series! I'll be posting some bonus recolorings in the coming days, as well as taking any requests you guys have.
  12. Haha, thank you! I think as much as I like the powder blue, it's probably best they left it out of the main set (after all, it leaves more room for throwbacks). I'll be able to show you the Braves in royal blue after I post the main sets in the NL East! Thanks. I don't like the double patches either, but it's just one of those things I don't have the ability to remove without it looking weird. I appreciate the support! Thank you both! In my opinion, both aesthetically and financially, navy was the right move for the Brewers at this point in the franchise. It clearly seems to me that their end goal was to combine all of their past looks into one cohesive set, and I think navy helps honor the Motre Bame and Miller Park sets well in that regard. The NL East should be up later today!
  13. Thanks! As an added bonus, here is the current Brewers uniform if they hopped in on the powder blue trend! I understand where you're coming from. This series is just for the fun of ideas, predicated on a requirement that every team change somehow. I would never suggest the Red Sox actually switch to green, or the Cardinals switch to purple, but it's fun to at least try & see what it would look like. If you have any other suggestions of what you'd like to see me do, feel free to let me know. As another powder blue bonus, here's what I would've done with the Jays' alternate.
  14. Next up in the NL East we have the New York Mets! This is a style of jersey I've wanted to try for the Mets for a long time, the coloring of the logo, wordmark, and numbers is inspired by the Port St. Lucie Mets, and the striping follows suit. The socks further the motif of keeping the blue and orange separate. Let us know what you think!
  15. I realized I forgot to change the title of the thread before, but here now is the NL Central! Chicago Cubs: City Edition. Here is one of the smallest tweaks that makes one of the biggest differences: the Reds drop black. This is what the Brewers would have looked like if they went all the way back to royal blue. A black Pirates alternate without white outlines gives it a Raiders-like intimidation factor which I love. There's not much to do with the Cardinals' decidedly perfect home jerseys, so I just switched out the navy for dark purple try & give them a more unique scheme. Any comments or suggestions about the NL so far would be great!