selgy

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  1. 13 hours ago, sitboaf said:

    Now that we've all seen the Boston city uniform on the field, does anyone feel differently?

    When I saw the reveal, I said "WOAH!" like the rest of you, but the uniform itself is gorgeous, IMO. And it passed the real test of looking great on the field, too.

    I think a lot of you missed the whole point about the City Connect series. This is not a Red Sox uniform. It was not meant to fit in with Red Sox branding. It's a CITY OF BOSTON uniform that the Red Sox are wearing.

    Great idea, great execution. I'm sure I'll be disappointed with some of the upcoming releases, but we'll have to do or homework to see how well each city has been represented.


    The uniform itself wasnt BAD 

    But for the Boston Red Sox it was completely TERRIBLE.

    Those are not Red Sox colors.  


  2. 1 hour ago, gosioux76 said:

     

    I had a similar thought, and it makes a lot of sense, but then I remembered that the Charlotte Hornets joined the NBA in 1988 -- 7 years before the Panthers. To me, that kind of undercuts the notion that Charlotte couldn't stand on its own.  

     

    EDIT: So, sort of like @NicDB already said above. ;)


    Good point to that about the Hornets. 


  3. 1 hour ago, QCS said:

    But if that's the case, why did the MLS team go with Charlotte FC? Same ownership, all the same people, yet literally the only identifier for the team is the city.

     

    In my opinion, regional names work well in football, where it's much less likely that another team plays in the same area (thus it is a regional sport) while in other sports like basketball, baseball, or hockey, there's going to be other teams, thus a regional identifier doesn't make much sense.


    There is a big reason. 

    When Charlotte was awarded the Panthers in the early 90s it was still an up-and-coming city with a metro population of around 600,000

    Currently Charlotte metro is 26th largest at 2.6million

    The Panthers needed the name Carolina. 

    Now Charlotte can stand on its own 


  4.  I honestly don't think the Angels ownership want the team initials of A.A. or sound smaller market than LA. 

    Say what you want about the Ducks using Anaheim. It is Hockey. Their local competition are the LA Kings who are not a prestigious landmark known as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    I have no Issues with California Angels. Its the name that I grew up with and I don't think it devalues that attachment to the Anaheim region. The Angels ownership (Moreno) recently reupped the lease for the land to stay in Anaheim. There are questions as if that means remodeling the stadium or building a new stadium and complex (like Atlanta) on that giant parcel. With that, Anaheim might have made some naming requests. We will see. 


  5. I am a Tampa bay Rays fan (if you couldnt tell by my picture) and I dislike the Red Sox. I dislike many of their fans. Especially since they won in 2004. Many of them forgot what it was to lose and became carbon copies of many over the top Yankee fans. Again. Not all Red Sox fans. But many. Especially here in Florida. Many of these Red Sox fans never left the state of Florida, yet alone been to Massachusetts. But because their parents, or their best friends, aunts, next-doors, butcher was from Boston...they were Red Sox fans magically in 2004. You know the Spaceballs scene. 

    Well that being said. I don't wish these uniforms on the Red Sox or Red Sox fans. There is no RED in them. Yellow and light blue are more Tampa Bay Rays colors. Leave traditional teams alone. 

    You want to mess with the Marlins, Diamondbacks, Rays, etc....sure

    But leave alone the Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Dodgers, Cubs. These are the teams and colors that built this game. 

    When a person that dislikes the Red Sox as much as I do is saying these are wrong...you know they are wrong.   


  6. 24 minutes ago, BC985 said:


    Fair question. For me there isn’t enough teal in the dark navy jersey to match with the teal of the bill. This, in my opinion, makes the bill look out of place. 


    That is my feeling as well. It seems unbalanced if that makes sense at all. 


  7. 1 hour ago, BC985 said:

    The teal billed cap is one of my favorites in all of baseball, but it doesn’t work for me in this combination. 
     

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    And having a black and purple glove doesnt help any


  8. On 4/3/2021 at 5:23 PM, fouhy12 said:

    I can't believe I've been on this forum for a decade and we're still having the grey facemask debate. It's what really makes this place feel like home. 



    Just make them clear!

    (I will see myself out) 


  9. 1 hour ago, Silent Wind of Doom said:

     

    Hotter take: I don't like open concourses.   When I used to go to the old Stadium, I would travel through those dingy tunnels and then, when I got to my section, I'd travel through a small tunnel and pop out to the blue sky, green field, and roaring crowd.   It's a moment that poems have been written about, coming out and seeing that panorama for the first time.

     


    In the new Stadium, I'd turn a corner and see a distant bit of green and the front of whatever section was across the way.   I could get closer and slowly reveal the field, but with an overbearing darkness looming overhead.   As for actually watching the game, it's ground balls only in most of the concourses as anything in the air is going to disappear from view with the next deck up above you unless you're behind home plate.

     

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    And even then, that's when you're right up against the sections in spots that nowadays are often sold as SRO seats.   If you're halfway to the concession stands...

     

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    And in the upper deck you're only getting the occasional fly.

     

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    And due to the proximity to seats without the wall in between, the radio broadcast that used to be broadcast in the tunnels so you're always in tune with the game wherever you are are now quieter and can be hit and miss.   Usually in the open concourse I'd focus more on televisions than the field unless I was waiting for something and got right up on the backs of the rich folk.


    I've been to 21 stadiums. The new Yankee stadium is trash. It is just steel and concrete and too large. Has zero character and reminds me nothing other than carbon copy outdoor malls that you see in every town that try to be "unique". The only redeeming quality that it had was it Yankee museum which was great and worth the visit alone. 


  10. 55 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

    I think the Angelos sons, assuming they inherit the team, are hoping to open up the concourses in an effort to modernize the park. I agree that would be a major improvement but that sounds like a very expensive and long renovation project. I can't imagine something like that being easy from an engineering standpoint.


    Its no Wrigley...but opening the concourses at Wrigley cost an estimated $575 million. 

    Clearly that was a different type of project. But it will be a lot of work. 

    that is why there has been rumblings that the Orioles ownership might go the direction of a new stadium. 


  11. 19 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

    Although Manfred has vehemently denied this, I'm actually rather convinced that the MASN drama is the main reason why Camden Yards hasn't been awarded the All Star Game again. One of the worst things a franchise/ownership can do in the eyes of MLB is be a headache with regard to broadcast revenue. If I'm not mistaken, there's still ongoing litigation or at least there has been some court cases recently.


    I think it is a combination of the MASN and waiting for future upgrades to the stadium (see my previous post)


  12. The Orioles had that TV region to their own for many decades. The National came to the region and MLB and the rest of the owners gave them permission. The Orioles have been fighting it since. 


  13. 23 minutes ago, NormMacdonald said:

    Camden Yards deserves another ASG. One of the greatest parks in baseball and its only hosted one in the early 90s. Maybe not this year so Milwaukee can celebrate Hank Aaron, but why they don't have another lined up is beyond me


    Oriole ownership were rumbling at "possibly" wanting a new ballpark or major upgrade/updates. MLB likes to keep ASGs as treats to cities for these changes.

    https://ballparkdigest.com/2019/11/08/baltimore-orioles-planning-oriole-park-future/


  14. 2 hours ago, gosioux76 said:

    Play it at the Field of Dreams site in Iowa. Terrible for commerce, but great for spectacle.


    This is a great idea/location as well 


  15. 11 hours ago, scraw28 said:

    I will say either Denver or Yankee stadium ...Milwaukee is a solid nominee.....or Williamsport pa home of the little league world series...but i digress...on topic I am curious on what the design process will be for the logo and branding


    Williamsport would be INCREDIBLE!!!