JMS493

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  1. The final team on this list, the Washington Senators, have existed in two incarnations. The first one was established in 1901 and played in Washington until 1961, when they became the Minnesota Twins. The second incarnation was established immediately after the first one left for the Twin Cities, and it played there from 1961 to 1972, when they also moved to become the Texas Rangers. This concept accounts for both incarnations of the franchise, but is by far more influenced by the first one, which had the better uniform concepts in my opinion. What I did was keep the "W" logo and the blue pinstripes, along with the heavily navy blue color scheme with red as an accent color. I also used the same idea on the road uniform that has "Washington" written in block navy blue letters, with red trim as well. Finally a navy alternate rounds out the set, as the Senators had a history of wearing navy jerseys (and pants for that matter) in their earlier years.
  2. Yes, there was a baseball team named the Browns at one point, and they also wore an orange and Brown color scheme, although they were based in St. Louis, not Cleveland. However, today the St. Louis Browns are known as the Baltimore Orioles. What I did for the Browns was that I kept the script from their late 1930s uniforms, but I eased off on the trim. I also Brough back their "SL" logo, but I trimmed it in white. I also added some orange and brown alternates.
  3. @the admiralThat's not a fleur-de-lis you're seeing above the "Montréal" wordmark, that's just an accent mark. And O.K., I didn't know that, but there is some blue on the uniform for that. Remember that although Montréal is in Quebec, it's also mainly a Canadian city. Even the Canadians are mainly red with some blue.
  4. Wait, there was an MLB team in Seattle before the Mariners? Well, for one season, in 1969, Seattle had an MLB team, and this team technically fills the criteria for a "Lost Ball Club." They moved to Milwaukee just one season later to become today's Brewers, due to having financial woes and terrible on-field performance. Aesthetically, however, I tried to keep in line with what they team was trying to do, as I tried to preserve their futuristic-looking uniform, as it is certainly a radical departure from most other baseball uniforms. I added a number font to match the all-lowercase script, and I also made a lowercase "S" logo to match with it as well.
  5. Now this Athletics set, for the Philadelphia Athletics, looks pretty different from what the Oakland Athletics wear today. During the first 30 years of the World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics were one of the best teams in baseball, winning the World Series five times (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 and 1930). It was during this time that they adopted royal blue as their main color, and it wasn't until the franchise had fallen into disarray in the 1950 and 1960s that they team started looking for a change in identity (Kelly green and yellow, perhaps?). The team also never had the word mark "Athletics" or "Philadelphia" on their uniforms, it was always a simple "A," which I decided to keep. I also added the white elephant patch as the team has adopted it as part of their identity, along with some piping and an "A' logo on the cap as well to complete the look.
  6. Next are the New York Giants, but not the football Giants, but rather the baseball team that also played there until 1958, when they moved to become the San Francisco Giants. Much like the Giants of today, I think that the orange and black color scheme is a must, as they introduced in in 1933 (when they won the World Series) and wore it on and off again until the 1950s, when the orange and black made a return for good. The interlocking "NY" logo may look familiar, as it is the current logo that the Mets use, but just in different colors! I also removed the cream color from the Giants current home jersey and just made it a plain white, as to me it is more fitting for them. I also added a black home jersey as an alternate as a subtle tribute to their 1905 team, which actually wore an all-black uniform for the World Series that year, which they won. While I thought that an all-black tribute would be a bit much, at least a black jersey would look nice.
  7. Next up are the Montréal Expos, the first of two Canadian MLB teams to exist, and in 2005 they moved to become the Washington Nationals. I always thought that this team had some rather weird looking uniforms early on, and although in their final days they were moving more toward red, to me the move wasn't drastic enough. Since Montréal's Canadian rival Toronto has worn blue (being called the "Blue Jays) with a bit of red, I think the the Expos should wear red with just a bit of blue to counter that and differentiate themselves from the Blue Jays. Not only that, but cursive scrip further separates them, as it was seen on their later uniforms from the early 1990s. I kept the team's main logo and sleeve patch unchanged.
  8. Next up are the Brooklyn Dodgers, and this uniform looks almost exactly the same as to what the Los Angeles Dodgers wear today. The only changes I made to this were, aside from adding the "B" logo to the cap instead of the interlocking "LA" was removing the striping, as that was a small change that was added years later. This uniform, to me, creates imagery of Jackie Robinson and Ray Campanella.
  9. First up are the Boston Braves, of the National League. Not surprisingly, today they are known as the Atlanta Braves, after having a brief in-between stint in Milwaukee. This uniform looks similar to today's Atlanta Braves uniform, including the blue-red-blue piping and stripes, along with the "Braves" script being in red and trimmed in blue. However, on the road uniform, there's a "Boston" script in cursive (it also differentiates them from the Red Sox, who have never used cursive), and the tomahawk logo is an earlier rendition of it, from the 1940s. Furthermore, the logo on the cap is the "B" from both the script "Braves" and "Boston," as they both start with the same "B." Also an Indian chief patch from then 1940s completes the look, which is what they had from that era as well. Had the Braves never left Boston, this is what I would do with their uniforms.
  10. Going off of my MLB uniform concepts (which can be seen at this link https://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/121809-mlb-uniform-tweaks-andor-designs/#comments), I decided to do something a bit different, and create concepts for old MLB teams that have since moved away, using the Wikipedia template. I'm only doing MLB teams that have moved since the first World Series was played in 1903, and furthermore, I am only doing the team's original city (so no Milwaukee Braves or Kansas City Athletics). There are a total of eight teams that meet this criteria, and they are the Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, Montréal Expos, New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics, Seattle Pilots, St. Louis Browns, and the Washington Senators (both incarnations of the franchise are merged into one concept). These concepts will be uploaded alphabetically, starting with the city name. Please, just give me your thoughts on them. Thank you!
  11. @itsmb8 Thank you! I am glad that you are liking this. What is your OOTP save??
  12. @gimmickEh, I’m not crazy about the white cleats personally, but to me it isn’t something that makes or breaks the uniform either way. What do you think of the concept overall?
  13. The last uniform to present is the San Francisco Giants. While I love their cream-colored home jersey and their gray road jersey, their alternate jerseys to me have been disappointing. While I like the idea of an orange Giants jersey as a home alternate, I hate that ugly font that they have it in. I know it's supposed to be a throwback jersey, but the era that it is going back to isn't really significant in Giants history. Therefore, I decided to instead use the "Giants" script found on their home jersey, and just trim it in the cream color. As for the black jersey, I don't like how it lacks any of the cream color on it, and to me it is better as a road alternate. Therefore, I took the script and made it orange, and trimmed it out in the cream color, again. I also don't get why the Giants have a bit of metallic gold in their color scheme, as it isn't widely used, so it eliminated it from their color scheme for all the uniforms.
  14. This offseason, the Padres made an improvement to their uniforms by changing their team colors from that navy blue and white color scheme that two other MLB teams already have, and switched to their old, unique color scheme of brown and yellow. While I like the new team colors in principle, I didn't like the jerseys that they actually unveiled. Brown in itself is a unique color in baseball, much less coupled with yellow. I really like the idea. What I deiced to do what to take some of the designs from a few years ago, and instead of using blue, using brown, then trimming out everything in yellow to complete the project.
  15. Well, the Dodgers' uniform required very little editing. The only thing I did was make the road alternate that said "Dodgers" their only road jersey, and I also added some sleeve stripes to the home jersey. I also eliminated the "LA" sleeve logo, as to me it is redundant.
  16. The Colorado Rockies current uniforms infuriate me. They have such a cool color scheme, all of their uniforms except their purple alternate barely use the team's primary color - purple! It's such a unique color to baseball, and rather using it on every jersey instead the Rockies hide it away from all their jerseys except one, like they are afraid of it or something. Here, this is not the case, as the caps, text, and socks of all the jerseys are purple, and there's a purple alternate at home, and a black alternate on the road. I eliminated silver from the color scheme as it just seems to clutter the design. To me, this is not only a better looking design than what they have, but it also makes use of purple and makes no mystery as to what the Rockies' primary color is.
  17. Now heading into the National League West, the Arizona Diamondbacks to me with their current uniform have a rare struggle among MLB team uniforms - they simply have too many colors. I decided that red, black, sand and white were the best colors to go with the area, and so that became the color scheme. I have also never liked that "D-Backs" script that they have had on their jersey, and have much preferred the "A" logo that they have had (albeit with different color schemes) since their inception. I also think that their current uniforms need more red and less black, so I tried to emphasize the red as best I could. I did keep the "Arizona" script from their current road jersey, as to me it does look pretty good. Black and sand trim both the home and road jerseys round them out, and for the red alternate, the "A" logo is now mainly white, matching the cap. For the black road alternate, the red text and sand trim are retained, but the black trim is now white. There's also a "DB" patch that they have had in recent years, and it is shaped to look like a snake head. Finally, there's a purple and green throwback to the 2001 team - while to me it is a bit ugly and reeks of 1990s design, there's no denying its significance in team history.
  18. Lastly for the National League Central, we have the St. Louis Cardinals. I kept their home and road uniform entirely unchanged, with one exception: the navy blue caps that the team sometimes wears, usually on the road, are gone! To me, when they do that, they look too much like the Boston Red Sox, and to me it just doesn't make sense why a team named the Cardinals would prominently wear any other color on their caps besides, well, cardinal red. I also got rid of the alternates, because to me they either aren't that different from what they normally wear (the cream-colored uniform) or to me they are just ugly and part of a trend (the powder-blue alternate).
  19. The Pittsburgh Pirates, unlike their division-rival Brewers, took a small step back in their uniform by going back to the "Pittsburgh" script in cursive, thus creating an inconsistency between the home and the road jersey. I kept the block "Pittsburgh" for the road jersey. I also made a yellow home alternate, which to me, could remind one of the 1979 team without being as ugly as that team was dressed (the pillbox caps are Stargell stars are just gaudy, sorry) - they may very well be the most horrendously dressed championship team ever. I also made a black road jersey, complete with yellow text. Finally, to the far right is a 1971 Pirates throwback that I want them to bring back (they last wore it during the 2015 season). While to me it is not the main look that the Pirates should wear, it is simply too unique and good-looking to ignore.
  20. This offseason, the Brewers made an improvement to their uniforms by switching from that dull metallic gold to a more vibrant yellow. It stands out a lot more as an accent color. I also love that "MB" baseball glove logo, and I also like that they are incorporating that as their official team logo. With those changes adhered to, I mainly added a "Milwaukee" cursive script to the road jersey, and I also did that for the navy blue alternate on the road as well. There's also a yellow-colored home alternate, and all of them have a Wisconsin-shaped patch on the side, with an "M" in the middle of it. Lastly, there is a 1982 throwback, which represents the uniform worn by the most successful Brewers team to date.
  21. Next up are the Cincinnati Reds, which as I'm sure you can tell by my profile photo, are my favorite MLB team. What I did for their uniform was that I largely brought back the uniform worn by the Big Red Machine of the 1970s, except made it into a button-down jersey, and I added piping and kept the Mr. Baseball patch. Black has been almost entirely eliminated from the color scheme, except for the cleats, which in the 1970s black was the only permitted color for them. This is seen on the road jersey, too, as it is the basic uniform worn by the Big Red Machine - a red "Cincinnati" in block font, with red piping, with a red number and a Mr. Baseball patch. There's also a home red alternate, which is just the inverse of the white home jersey. Finally, the uniform on the far right is a cream-colored 1939-40 throwback, which until the advent of the Big Red Machine, represented the most successful teams in Reds history.
  22. Starting off the National League Central are the Chicago Cubs. This team already has a largely established look, especially with their home uniform, as it has been largely unchanged since 1957. I did make some noticeable changes to the road uniform, however. I removed the uniform number from the front of it, as if it's not going to be on the front of the home jersey it is inconsistent for it to be on the front of the road jersey. I also trimmed the "Chicago" script in red instead of white, reflecting the design language used on the text and numbers on the back of the home jersey, and on the back of the road jersey as well (blue text with red trim). Finally, there's a blue alternate, and I changed the logo from that silly bear logo to their regular club logo, and while I would normally not have the alternate be worn on the road, the alternate's significance as being the jersey that the Cubs wore when they ended their 108-year World Series drought means that it's etched in Cubs lore, and it's not that bad, so I gave it a pass.
  23. Last of all for the National League East, we have the defending World Series champions, the Washington Nationals (it still feels weird to say that). I am of the school of thought that their current logo just looks too bland, and there's a lot more that could be done with it. Plus, it does look too much like the "W" in the Walgreens logo. Therefore, I took one of their alternate caps, which has the capitol building and has a white "W" on top of it trimmed in red - as the primary cap, as to me it is far more creative and nicer to look it. Making the rest of the cap blue, with a red brim, completes the patriotic look, along with two stars beside the capitol building insignia. Since the Walgreens logo "W" is off the board, I deiced that the "Nationals" script in cursive here would work, and it matches the road uniform's cursive script. I also added blue undershirts and belts, but the script and numbers are red, to try to balance the two colors. On the socks, which are mainly blue, there are red stripes, just like on the American flag, to complete the patriotic look, as the uniform has both stars and stripes. Rounding out the set is a red alternate, with an alternate logo, an interlocking "DC" logo that to me was actually a pretty nice logo that they used years ago, and a blue road alternate with red text.
  24. The Phillies to me are doing the inverse of what they should be doing with their uniforms. They have a beautiful, cream-colored late 1940s throwback uniform that to me is far better than what their current uniform is, but their current one has had so much significant team history that it's hard to just shelve it completely - so I made that uniform the alternate. For the cream-colored home jersey, I added some of the design language known to the Phillies, such as the uniform number on the sleeve, and I also made blue a bit more prevalent, but making the cap insignia itself blue, and by adding a blue brim, too. The uniform number on the sleeve is also trimmed in blue, too. Since the Phillies haven't ever had a jersey that said "Philadelphia" on it, I decided that it was O.K. to have a road jersey that says "Phillies." The red alternate jersey, trimmed in blue with cream-colored text, can be worn either at home or on the road as a result.
  25. The Mets were wise a few years ago to switch back to their pinstriped uniforms from their non-pinstriped white jerseys, as to me that's central to the team's identity. They were also wise to eliminate black from their color scheme, too, as the Mets are supposed to be just orange and blue, as they have orange from the Giants and blue from the Dodgers to represent being the return of the National League to New York when they were first formed in 1962. Going with that, I just added white trim to their interlocking "NY" logo, just to make it stand out a but more. The biggest changes, however, are an orange home alternate, which I think would be a nice addition, and that the road jerseys say "New York" in a cursive script to match the home one, rather than the block script that is different from the home one. In fact, the Mets had the cursive script for just one season - in 1987, before going back to the block "New York." Finally, to the far right is a 1986 throwback, which I don't think should be their main uniform, but definitely is unique enough to be a throwback.