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  1. That’s a great point. I looked around online and I can’t find anything. The statue is 19 years old so there isn’t a whole lot of material online surrounding the statues unveiling.
  2. I have one more add on to my Votto remark. There are threads here about players in wrong uniforms. Like Unitas as a Charger. The second cousin to that could be Player X in a uniform that doesn’t reflect their career. Prime example is Dan Marino. Career Dolphin but his last three years were the years that they added navy and thick drop shadows and made the dolphin cartoonish. That’s not THE Marino look. The Dolphins put a statue of him in front of Hard Rock stadium wearing the dropshadowed navy laced uniform. For me that was a major mistake.
  3. Agreed! I can’t remember if I saw it here or on another site but I think the time has past for anything new to happen for next season. But regardless of where I saw it, it is rumor. I think there is room for another alternate at the very least. Tampa Bay has their blue alternate and they also trotted out a Devil Rays jersey several times this year. The Reds could easily keep their Red alt and have a sleeveless they use on a handful of Sundays a year. It occurred to me the other day that the first season of the current set was the year Joey Votto was called up. This is the only primary uniform he has worn. He’s a generational player and his career is an era marker of sorts. I wonder if they’d be better off waiting until he retires before they do another uniform. This could be the uniform of Joey Votto. He’s really not that far off from retirement. If not put me down for the 1969 set with regular sized letters and numbers
  4. That’s an excellent point. That’s not a cactus. It’s something you’d see living in a coral reef. Also you can’t use the color orange to depict a grapefruit. From a graphics point of view you now have a picture of an orange instead of a grapefruit. I would accept yellow or ruby red for grapefruit.
  5. I understand why there is a cactus for the Cactus League. I don’t understand why there is an Orange for the Grapefruit League
  6. They are god awful. It’s a joke. The Authentics are inconsistent but you can find good ones. The rest are terrible
  7. I don’t think you are wrong. But I’d also add that the MLB on field Authentics are a cut above the rest of NewEras offering. I’ve found that all their Mlb fashion hats and everything else they make are extremely inconsistent and a clear cut below the MLB authentic hats.
  8. Good idea. In fact I’m retroactively happy they have to wait another four seasons before even considering bringing it back full time. Perhaps this reboot, rebuild, or whatever you want to call it can also serve the purpose of permanently tarnishing the cruise ship logo
  9. @McCarthy These uniforms were a strange byproduct of chance and circumstance. As you surely remember the Reds were the last team to move on from the pullover sans-a-belt uniform when they debuted the vests and pinstripes in 1993. Up to that point it had become standard practice for a team going back to the button-down/belt uniform to just take the same uniform design and apply it to the belt and buttons uniform. The Reds probably would have done that had it not been for two turn back the clock promotion in successive seasons prior to 1993. Funny enough neither of these promotions happened in Cincinnati (which actually isn’t shocking since this wouldn’t have been the sort of thing that Marge Schott would want to spend money on. The first was June 16, 1991 in Philadelphia. The Reds wore a 1957 grey vest with an empty wishbone C. The second was on August 30, 1992. The Reds wore another vested uniform from 1962 in a game at Shea stadium. Rob Dibble famously got knocked around this game and ripped his uniform apart leaving the field. These uniforms were very popular with fans. Why? Who knows. Maybe it was because the Reds were the only belt-less team. Maybe fans wanted to look like other teams. Throwback uniforms weren’t a big thing yet so the nostalgia probably got a bigger reaction than expected. I seem to remember at this time a bunch of old style merchandise becoming available. There was a guy I knew that got his hands on a white pinstriped yankees cap which I thought looked extremely cool (or as cool as one could look wearing a yankees hat). A lot of the 1992 baseball cards even featured Reds players wearing the uniforms from the 1991 game against the Phillies. So when the Reds went back to their belts in 1993 it was on the heels of all this stuff going on. I really feel that those forces played a big part in the design choice for the 1993-1998 set. I really liked them at the time. When they added black in 1999 I was really upset. I remain upset about black being part of their color scheme. But looking at these things yesterday I have to agree with you. They aren’t good uniforms. I think this season has really driven home the point that the Reds aren’t a pinstripe team.
  10. It is so strange because all the communications the Reds put out about the throwbacks indicated that they had such a great attention to detail for each uniform. They claimed to take painstaking measures to recreate uniforms while making them playable in the modern era. An oversight like this is shocking. I guess all that time spent on details was for the oldest sets
  11. The Reds screwed up their font size today for their 95 throwback
  12. If the submissions can include one time special use uniforms, by far the most hideous uniform any of my teams have ever worn was the alligator costume UF wore against Texas A&M Of course by opening the submissions up to all uniforms then this thread will be filled with players weekend uniforms and color rush stuff. If I’m limiting my submission to the worst primary home or away uniform This specific uniform form combination has all the worst: 1. Aqua pants. Aqua pants look terrible for every version of Dolphins uniforms 2. Navy accents 3. A washed out coral 4. A white face-mask 5. A cruise ship helmet decal 6. No stripes on the socks. Fortunately the team darkened the coral and jettisoned the navy accents in the jersey and pants. This has made a massive difference. I’m still holding out hope they ditch aqua pants. I see no reason why they can’t use all white on the road too. I’m beginning to give up on the helmet. Ownership seems to love it. Their creative people all seem to love it. Basically everyone else hates it. I am actually far more interested in baseball uniforms but none of my teams “bad” uniforms have offended me as much as that dolphins uniform.
  13. Honest question here, not trying to be cynical. What’s the deal with Sugar skull? Hat Club has a whole line up sugar skull hats right now. The Day of the Dead isn’t a new thing. Was there some recent pop cultural phenomenon that has made it more popular? Just curious
  14. I don’t love or hate the shield. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about it. It seems like it would be a great helmet sticker
  15. Failure is a bit harsh. Maybe...came up a bit short. Whatever... i prefer the leaping panther and I don’t think I’m alone