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Everything posted by NicDB

  1. I mean, I get your point. But the point of these league was never to be an alternative to the NBA. It's basically an organized streetball league for guys with name recognition. And in that sense, makes perfect sense to keep only the champs to stay together. Becoming more like the NBA would be a death trap for this league and stigmatize it as the NBA seniors circuit.
  2. I think the color swap you proposed for the Red Sox can also work for the Twins, only with purple replacing navy. As for the Royals, adding powder blue to their palette would separate them enough from other teams. The Braves briefly used a red, yellow and black combo when they were still in Boston. I wouldn't mind seeing them going full circle to embrace that. Cleveland could easily adopt the colors of one of the other teams in town. They're not that far off from the Cavs as it is, and if the Padres won't do brown and orange, why not Cleveland? 100% on board with the Phils here. The Rangers are a tough one, since there's logic to them being a RWB team. I can't think of too many symbols of the DFW area (Texas flag, Mobil Oil, SMU) that don't lend themselves to that scheme. Maybe Maroon and Burnt Orange might work if A&M and UT alums don't shriek blasphemy.
  3. I really think you're exaggerating how well they pull that off. If their entire brand is built around being the team with a bunch of different colors, why is most of your wordmark on your road grays devoid of color except for a few splashes at the bottom? These would be much more tolerable if they limited it to the M on the chest. I could see the White Sox pulling off something like this. Maybe the Royals too if they went with powder blue. Not really sure about anyone else though.
  4. That's just it though... the gray needs to be darker to pull of a white wordmark. As it is, it's not unlike all the low level collegiate teams I've seen that just slap the school's wordmark on to a template, hence, coming off amateurish.
  5. The Marlins original uniforms were an instant classic. Literally every tweak they've made since then has been a downgrade.
  6. The problem with the Marlins is their uniforms look incredibly amateurish. Like they were designed by someine who vaguely knew what a baseball uniform is supposed to look like, but not much else. The white script on the road grays is particularly jarring. Granted, a lot of that is rooted in how they tried to do way too much with their rebrand.
  7. The Diamondbacks and Marlins are pretty far outside traditional baseball uniform parameters though. But I don't know of many people complaining about this, for example.
  8. Eh, I don't think anything in the social media era qualifies. This would be more like the proposed 70s Patriots logo that was only discovered a few years ago.
  9. Ah, gotcha. I grew up watching the Packers though. The mass of yellow only ever bothered me when they played indoors. That would only rarely ever be the case with Wyoming.
  10. Don't get me wrong, brown and orange is still far from ideal. But I never seem to have a problem reading orange numbers on dark jerseys (see: Syracuse, Oregon State) as I did with the 49ers black jerseys.
  11. Brown and orange have much better contrast than black and red. Plus, those are actually the Browns colors. The Niners only ever used black as trim until it was shoehorned into their identity.
  12. Everytime I wear a Brewers hat with the Heritage M, I get asked about Michigan.
  13. Exactly. Why would they move away from a formula that keeps getting them work? Blame the individual clubs who refuse to get more creative with who they work with.
  14. I don't think it would when Wyoming is the only team that uses their color combination (brown and athletic gold) in the FBS. No matter what combination they wear, when you see those colors, you're gonna think of Wyoming.
  15. I get why they're doing it too. I just don't see why MiLB can't be family friendly and still have uniforms and identities with substance and dignity behind them. Sure, it'd be nice if Brandiose diversified their style given how much work they're doing in the same platform. But unless it's somehow being dictated to all these clubs to get a Brandiose rebrand, at what point do we blame the clubs for continuing to go to the same well rather than, say, a local designer who could put a little more thought behind these rebrands?
  16. War Pigs, Barn Owls, and Haymakers are definitely the "least bad" of this bag of turds. Broilers and Bovines could maybe work too depending on where they go with it. But this is southern Milwaukee County, so lets not fool ourselves into thinking anything but Crop Dusters is gonna win. Have you ever been around Polish people? This is the land of John Matuszak and The Crusher.
  17. Good god, this is legit? I can't honestly think of a better microcosm for the difference in mentality between Chicago's suburbs and Milwaukee's suburbs than the American Association. The team from Rosemont, IL is shoehorning the civic flag of another municipality into every single aspect of their identity. Then you have the team that will be playing in Wisconsin's most populated county adopting an identity that suggests they play in the middle of nowhere. I was hoping that with this being the American Association and all, we might get an identity that hearkens back to Milwaukee's history with the original AA. Instead we seem primed to get a team named after a fart joke.
  18. I'm no fan of Brandiose, but if it weren't them, it'd be someone else. It was with the new wave of ballparks in the 90s that minor league baseball became Affordable Family Entertainment™.
  19. MiLB unis had some dignity before everything had to get "family friendly" (which apparently means cartoonish).
  20. I could have dealt with the loss of the rainbows if they'd kept the double green colors. Part of what made the rainbows so great is you immediately knew it was the Bucks on when you saw them on TV. They'd also teased a return to them the entire final year in the Christmas unis, only to go with the current ones. They could have brought it back and owned those colors. Even tweaked them a bit and owned electric green the way the hawks own volt yellow. Instead we got unis that will be as expendable as the last... and the ones before that... and the ones before that.
  21. This was announced a few months ago, but appears to have flown under the radar. A new ballpark being built in southwestern Milwaukee County will be home to UWM baseball and an American Association franchise. I don't know if the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers trademarked that Wisconsin Brats identity. Nor am I a huge fan of this food-centric trend of minor league nicknames. But can you imagine a more natural rival for a team called the Chicago Dogs?
  22. This. What they actually went with barely looks like a baseball uniform and could have only maybe been pulled off in the pullover era. The color balance on the homes in particular is pretty wonky. At least your concept stayed reasonably within traditional baseball uniform parameters.
  23. Exactly. The green "stems" are necessary on the homes so that the gold and white stripes don't become one big visual blob. But a lack of white on the road stripes is a perfect color balance. But it's all a moot point when they keep sticking with that dumb reduced stripe design.
  24. This: To This: I preferred the second (lime green) version of the green rainbows, but they're both classics and still the only truly great uniforms the Bucks have ever worn. I think they really dropped the ball not bringing them back this last go-round.
  25. Back in February. The new park will be home to the UWM baseball team and a new AA franchise.
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