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  1. The 2016 World Series will be a historic one, to put it mildly. The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series in 108 years; the Indians have waited 68. In just a few days' time, the history of one of those long-suffering teams will be changed forever. That's a pretty big deal. So for this set, I decided to look at some meaningful uniforms the two teams have worn over the last century. Much like my previous entries in this series, these uniforms would be worn a couple times per season, tops. The Cubs and Indians aren't true rivals, but I have a feeling they'll become them after this postseason. Let's start with the Cubs: CHICAGO CUBS For the Cubs home set, I decided to go with a clean, pinstripe-less look based on their home unis from 1945, which was the last time they appeared in the World Series. I used their current primary logo and a white cap with blue bill similar to their 1908 caps. I went with road pinstripes for their away set, but replaced the old "bear with bat" logo with their current "walking bear" alternate logo. CLEVELAND INDIANS: The Indians home set is a combination of two looks: their 1948 home unis and their late '80s "Major League"-era unis. As such, I'm thinking of making this uniform off-white to give it an old-timey look and to separate it from the Cubs home set. Their road set is loosely based on the Cleveland Cavaliers "Pride" uniforms, which the Cavs wore when they clinched the NBA Finals Championship this past June. I'm thinking of adding front numbers on the opposite side of the block "C," as well as eliminating the sleeve stripes to make it even truer to those Cavs jerseys. I left the road cap blank for now because I haven't yet decided how it should look. I'm leaning towards using Chief Wahoo, so that every cap in this series won't have a "C" on it. As controversial as Wahoo may be, the fact remains that he's been a big part of the Indians identity for the last half century. Any suggestions for the cap would be great. As always, C&C appreciated!
  2. A couple years ago, I decided to take a stab at the NY-Penn League's Connecticut Tigers after they introduced mascot logos that looked like they'd come out of a 30s Mickey Mouse cartoon (and I say that in a good way). The road jersey in that concept was basically the Sparky Anderson-era grays, but with CONNECTICUT instead of DETROIT on the front. A few years removed, and I've decided I wanted to see what the big leaguers would look like in a similar set. First, the home and away... Like I'd done with the CT Tigers, the home whites are tweaked more than anything: orange trim is added to the D and lettering, and the tiger head appears as a left sleeve patch. Orange trim is also added to the cap D. The grays take their cues from the 80s, with orange-white-navy cuffs and pants striping, and eliminating the white outlines and front number. The socks also now have orange stripes. There is a home alternate, basically a white version of the grays, the chief difference being the Tigers script instead of Detroit. For the hell of it, I included a slightly toned down version of the CT set's striped alternate-most of the jersey stripes blend in, with only two remaining navy, fewer stripes on the cap, and the pants are still navy, but with more normal looking striping that wouldn't be pooh-poohed as something more befitting the Astros. But wait, there's more! In the next post, a second variant!
  3. AHL Outdoor Classic (Whale Bowl 2010/2011)
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  6. After finishing my Uni-Swap Series, I got the itch to keep making baseball concepts. Thus, I present the MLB Color Rush series. Inspired by the NFL series of the same name, I will be designing monochrome (solid-color jerseys and pants) uniforms for all 30 MLB teams. Please provide C&C; I want to know what works and what doesn't--where I should add piping, where I should remove it, etc. We start today with the Mariners and Padres, AKA the "Vedder Cup."
  7. Has a team ever worn alternate jerseys (not grey or white) in the world series ?
  8. Last year the White Sox honored their 1976 unis but went more conservative by wearing uniform pants rather than their infamous shorts. Probably a good idea. My idea is this: What if the shorts had actually caught on and every team decided to adopt them the following season? Going with this idea, I made concepts for each MLB that existed in 1977 with colored short pants. I'll start out with the pioneering White Sox, who I paired with the Indians. C&C appreciated.
  9. Hello all, I am starting a MLB project. My NBA alternate universe will continue, but I will do this alongside it. The team completion order is in the spoiler: With that, here is the first team: the Baltimore Orioles! #1 BALTIMORE ORIOLES HOME AWAY HOME ORANGE ALT HOME/AWAY BLACK ALT BATTING PRACTICE All in all, this is a pretty simple set. The '60s scripts make a return, and the O's will rock the front panels - all of their caps (excluding BP) have a front panel. All caps have the 'B' in the 'Baltimore' script that I used. I took great inspiration from a Orioles concept from 2009 (a lot of my inspiration will come from here, as this is one of my favorite threads on these boards) with the checkered striping, as I like the uniqueness of it. I am also using a new BP template: mainly primary color, secondary color sleeves, and side panels (team's choice). While I didn't put a unique design in the side panels for Baltimore, I might for, say, the Yankees, which (if I do it) will have pinstripes in the side panels. I also started using a template for my designs, which will hopefully make them better. C&C is greatly appreciated!
  10. The following is a overhaul of the current baseball programs at a local high school, Shawnee Mission South. Obviously funding for the projects would be an issue, but this is all hypothetical. Current Uniforms \ Here is our current uniform set. Varsity uses a two uni set, wearing all white for home games, and the green uniform with white pants for road games. JV uses the old varsity gray uniforms, and these are my personal favorite unis in the program. On the right is the official school roundel logo, which is pretty sweet imo. All uniforms throughout the program use the same hat, close up below. Current Field Currently, the field at the high school is overgrown with weeds, and games are not played there. Last year, one game was held in part of the 50th year of SMS celebration. Below are some current pictures of the field. The pictures show the current dugout, field, and overall facility conditions. Right now there is a plan in the works for new hitting cages and a "spring training" bullpen area. As of right now, there is an unused bullpen in left field along with an unused hitting cage. The bullpen in right field is half concrete, and floods when it rains. Overall, the field has drainage issues, but there is potential. Here is the area the current field is. This would simply be torn up, leveled, and a new field built on top of it. New Uniforms The new uniform set uses three uniforms. Home - The home set uses a cream jersey and cream pants, with an all green hat. The left sleeve (player) features the roundel logo used throughout the school. This doesn't stray too far from the current set, but I simplified it. Road - The road set is all gray, topped off with a gray/green hat. "SMS" featured on the front of the uniform, rather than "South". These uniforms are based off the current JV set. Alt - The alternate set uses a green jersey, and can be worn with either cream or gray pants. This is based off the uniforms used in the 80's, only difference is the sleeve patch. Hat used is the same as the current hat. General Notes on Uniforms Hats can be interchanged, except the gray hat is never to be worn with an uniform involving cream (if green uniform uses gray pants, gray hat can be worn) Field Update The field is completely new, all turf, and features a new locker room, hitting cages, and bullpens. The new field would make the facility nice enough to be able to hold games at the school. Lights are not included, so only day games would be available until lights are purchased. Dimensions 290' LF 370' CF 310' RF Wall Height 7' Wall Height at Cages 13' Arial view shows the new stands behind home plate, including a concession stand, and the new entrance down the right field line which holds a ticket booth and concession stand. Fans can either sit in the stands behind home plate, or bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the grass areas down each baseline. Various field equipment (rolling BP cage, L-screens, throwing nets, etc) can be stored near the clubhouse (gates in walls). Adequate parking is now provided for both the baseball field and the football stadium beyond the center field wall. Here are the new facilities. To the left is the locker room, which is much closer to the field than the 1/2 mile walk down to the field every day that players take currently. There is also a spring training style bullpen, which contains 6 mounds that can be used for practices, and used as a formal bullpen during games. There are 4 new hitting cages, three full size cages and a shorter cage. The full size cages allow for batters to take BP off live pitching. Home plate view, with the football stadium in the backdrop, provides good batters eye for the hitter. Hope everyone likes it, C&C is well appreciated!
  11. Yet another MLB tweak idea instead of continuing the Premier League x Baseball crossover? Well, I'm kinda burned out of the series. I will obviously finish it, but I want to design other things meanwhile as well. It's time for the Houston Astros. I think the Astros have a really nice colour scheme, but their current identity is a bit bland. That's why I decided to bring back the "Tequila Sunrise" scheme, which is the prefered by most of the people. I have applied the Tequila Sunrise pattern to the wordmarks and logos, instead of using just orange. I have also used it changing the orange shades for blue: The uniforms feature the gradient on the cuffs, pants, socks and numbers, keeping havy as secondary colour: These are the sleeve logos: Props to @Carolingian Steamroller and @MJD7, whose great Astros designs inspired these ideas. C&C appreciated!
  12. Hi everybody. As some of you may know, this is my third series. The first one was about baseball, the second one was about soccer, and for this one I deicded to imagine what if the clubs from the (British) Premier League were Baseball teams. Each team will have three uniforms: a white or off-white home, a grey road and an alt one, which I will try to make close to the actual soccer kits. First of all, let's start introducing the clubs' names: -Arsenal FC: London Gunners -AFC Bournemouth: Bournemouth Cherries -Burnley FC: Burnley Clarets -Chelsea FC: Chelsea Blues -Crystal Palace FC: London Eagles -Everton FC: Merseyside Toffees -Hull City AFC: Hull Tigers -Leicester City FC: Leicester City Foxes -Liverpool FC: Liverpool Reds -Manchester City FC: Manchester Citizens -Manchester United FC: Manchester Red Devils -Middlesbrough FC: Boro Smoggies -Southampton FC: Southampton Saints -Stoke City FC: Stoke Potters -Sunderland AFC: Sunderland Black Cats -Swansea City AFC: Swansea Swans -Tottenham Hotspur FC: Tottenham Spurs -Watford FC: Watford Hornets -West Bromwich Albion FC: West Bromwich Throstles -West Ham United FC: London Hammers Alternative Name Ideas: -Sunderland: Tyneside Black Cats I'll be doing and posting the designs in alphabetical order (like the list) above. Each team will have a cap logo different to their actual crest, and this (the actual crest) will be featured on the left sleeve of the unis. I'm also thinking on featuring the league badge on the right sleeve. C&C appreciated!
  13. So, while doing the Premier League x Baseball crossover series, I had the idea of doing a next series about MLB tweaks. This comes from the re-designing idea I had for the Tampa Bay Rays. I think their current indentity is fine, but, IMO, the colours they use don't stand out, specially compared to the scheme they used dyring their first two years (from 1998 to 2000). That's why I decided to take their current wordmark and logos, using their original multi-colour gradient, using navy just for the trimming. These are the wordmarks from the jerseys: For the uniforms I decided to keep navy as seconary colour, adding the gradient on the cuffs, pants, socks and numbers borders. For the caps I decided to make the front white for the home and alt versions, inspired by the @Carolingian Steamroller's designs: NOTE: I know there are other TB Rays concepts on the forum, but I don't know if somebody has already tried this same idea. C&C appreciated!
  14. The recent "Battle of the Beltway" series between the Orioles and Nationals gave me an idea for special jerseys for mlb teams to wear throughout series with noted rivals, regional or otherwise. So here is the MLB Rivalry Series I started out with the aforementioned Beltway Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals. This happens only every few years due to it being an interleague series, but is noted when it occurs I went for jerseys that really showcased state flags and here they are: For Baltimore I decided to use a cream base and orange numbers with black outlining. The centerpiece of this is the sleeve stripes that are made up of the Maryland flag. The hat is orange with the oriole and a brim of the flag. The Nats unis have a vintage feel with a red base and white sleeves. The sleeves feature the D.C. Flag and the numbering is white. The hat is very retro with the flag in white on a dark blue base and white brim. Id love to hear what you think of these, c&c appreciated and all posts liked. Also feel free to suggest future rivalry series. Thx!
  15. I'm new to the forums, and I am on here to share my designs, mainly baseball stadiums. Without further ado, I would like to introduce my first stadium. It doesn't have a name or a team, but I hope to begin to incorporate those in the future. For this stadium, I took a lot of inspiration from Target Field and Kauffman Stadium. FYI, the mountains are just there to get a good grasp of how the sightlines are from the stadium, and the outside of the stadium is incomplete. Here's the shot from the top row of the lower bowl, you can see the bullpens in center along with the batters eye terrace. The high wall in right center allows for adequate standing room to hold more fans. Down the right field line, you can see the big building that houses a restaurant and game day offices (concessions, merchandise sales, etc.). Here's the view from home plate, same as the one above, but with the POV from the batters perspective. Here is the view from the standing platform in right center that I mentioned earlier. From here you can see the upper deck construction, suites, and press box. Here's a view from farther out of the stadium, where you can see the materials used on the outside of the stadium and get a better feel for the inside design of the field. Final view I have, on the front of the stadium (rounded portion) you can see the front offices, and main entrance. There are also entrances down the 3rd base line, 1st base line, right field corner, right field, and left field. The main team store is housed down the 1st base line (the thing that juts out of the main wall). As with everyone else, C&C is well appreciated! (I most likely won't edit this design but I will take C&C into consideration to improve my designs going forward.
  16. Monday, May 6, 1878 – Chicago, Illinois In 1878 the sporting goods equipment and retail business of Albert Spalding was thriving. As his wealth began to grow due to the business of sport, Spalding looked for every opportunity he could to foster the love of athletics in every American. Baseball was and remained his first love but his motive to diversify the love of sport caused him to look for other games he might elevate in stature. One game he found was the Swiss game of Hornussen. Spalding found the game fascinating and he felt that if he could get Americans to love the game as well it was one that would require its practitioners to purchase equipment; equipment he could sale to them. Thus Spalding resolved to organize a professional Hornussen league in the United States. He called the league the Professional Hornussen Players League (PHPL). He decided he would serve as the league’s first commissioner and he would sale four franchises. The charter of the league that he wrote stated that franchise owners would be fully proprietary, maintaining near complete control of their clubs. The first franchise he sold was to his friend William Hulbert. Hulbert was the owner of the baseball Chicago White Stockings. He wanted to name his Hornussen club the White Stockings as well but Spalding did not like this. He wanted his league to be distinct from any baseball league. Spalding suggested the name Pioneers to Hulbert and that stuck. Spalding remembered the name from the Rockford Pioneers, the first baseball team he ever played for. So William Hulbert’s team will play in Chicago and they will be called the Chicago Pioneers. The second franchise was sold to Morgan Bulkeley. Bulkeley was brought into the league by the suggestion of William Hulbert. He, along with Spalding and Hulbert, was a long time and early organizer of baseball. Bulkeley decided he would place his team in his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut. Outside of sports Bulkeley was interested in politics. As the league was organizing he was beginning to lay the foundation for his political career. Like many northerners at this time he was an avid fan of Abraham Lincoln and the 16th Presidents party the Republicans. In tribute to Lincoln, Bulkeley named his team the Hartford Republicans. The third franchise sold was purchased by Bob “Death to Flying Things” Ferguson. Ferguson was a player/manager in baseball and had worked for Morgan Bulkeley previously. He had also worked as a league director in the original National League. After purchasing his own team, Bulkeley talked Ferguson into picking up the third franchise in the league. Although Ferguson was very busy traveling with Chicago White Stockings at the time, he decided to place his team in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. For a nickname he decided to dub his club the Brooklyn Swats. The name served as both an homage to his nickname as well as serving as a fitting name for a team in a sport where players attempt to swat a flying flute out of the sky. Finally Albert Spalding sold the fourth franchise. He got sports journalist Henry Chadwick to take ownership of the franchise. Chadwick decided to place the team New York City and call the club the New York Clippers. He gained inspiration for the name from the magazine that he was working for at the time, The New York Clipper.
  17. Here is the latest in my series of MLB Rivalry Faceoff concepts. No real reason I chose these teams other than the fact that they have similar names. The two Sox teams don't really have much of a rivalry and I believe they've only met in the postseason once. Still, I've had some design ideas for these teams and I thought this series would be a perfect opportunity to get them out of my system. Let's start with the Red Sox: Per @Discrimihater's suggestion, the Red Sox home jersey is inspired by the '80s Celtics warmup jackets. The road uni is loosely based on Boston's 1999 All-Star Game jerseys and puts the Red Sox in vests with the dangling socks logo on the chest. What do you guys think of the shamrock sleeve patches? Too much? Also, I really wanted to give the home set a red cap with white brim, but I couldn't figure out what logo to put on the front. Any suggestions? The White Sox home set incorporates elements from several early 20th century uniforms. I used the Shoeless Joe-era logo, the "crossing socks" cap design from their 1926 road set and the T-bars from the '40s jerseys. I also gave the jersey oversized buttons with pinwheels on them, an idea I took from mascot Southpaw's jersey. The road set is basically what they wore on the road for the first fifteen years of their existence, updated with their present day color scheme. The wordmark and numbers are from their notorious '76 unis. I really wanted to emphasize the WHITE in White Sox, so the home set has black stirrups over white sanis, while the road set has striped hosiery inspired by their 1917 World Series uniform socks. As always, C&C appreciated!
  18. This is sort of like @ldconcepts NHL Identity Swap series, but with MiLB teams imitating their big-league teams logos. Not like, for example, a simple city-swap Tacoma Mariners, but a Mariners-style Tacoma Raniers logo. So the first team in this series, my hometown-ish team, the Durham Bulls imitating the Rays sunburst logo. It's meant to evoke the smoke a bull snorts out when it's mad or the home run sign when a Bulls player hits one out of the park. C&C and Requests Appreciated
  19. Thought you guys might get a kick outta this: http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/mlb_asian_heritage_concept.php#.V5y-86CDmrX
  20. Got into a discussion at work about various sports and their standard or non-standard playing surfaces. Specifically, in North American sports football, basketball and hockey all have identical measurements from one field/court to another. Soccer and baseball do not. Yes, I realize there's a difference between leagues (see: NFL vs CFL) but there is not a difference between teams in those leagues. The field measurements for the Cowboys and Steelers are identical. Or the Tiger Cats and Bombers. But they are very much NOT the same for the Yankees and Red Sox. Why is that? Does it offer more/better home field advantages in the sports where teams get to pick their own field size? Just interested to hash it out and get some folks' opinions.
  21. On Twitter and Instagram I am posting a new trio of baseball uniforms every day. I thought I would use the forum here to show them off as well. You can make requests, post opinions, or point out mistakes. I want to make these as accurate as possible and of course mistakes will happen. Having fresh sets of eyes on these have always helped me. You can follow me on Twitter at @DiamondUniforms and Instagram at @JayJaxon Here is Day 1. I'll post the second and third day shortly
  22. I love the idea behind MLB's Hispanic Heritage promotion, although at times the jersey executions leave a lot to be desired. So I thought MLB could benefit from reaching out to another segment of excited foreign fans and embrace the history Asian players have brought to the league, as well as show off some cool jersey designs on the field. I wrote a pretty in-depth piece on Medium which explores some Asian baseball history and some reasons why this promotion would be a good idea for the game. You can read it here: Major League Baseball Should Have an Asian Heritage Month -- And They Should Hire a White Guy (Me) to Design It In the meantime, to build some more buzz around this project and hopefully get the attention of MLB, I released a run of t-shirts of my initial designs. They're now available for purchase here: The Asian Heritage Baseball Collection @ Represent Below are some highlights from the project: You can view the entire collection on my Behance profile.
  23. So, most of my concepts have a cool OP intro, but I couldn't really think of anything good to write, so basically, these are concepts for sports teams from famous movies. This is pretty much a topic to have a topic open and post some concepts while I'm finishing up some details on a REALLY big project I'm gonna overtake soon, so they won't be that good. So now the concepts. Team 1: The Bad News Bears Everyone on here has probably seen the movie enough to know that it is a great pinnacle in sports movies, and should be recognized. These are going to be concepts if these were real teams in their sports (for this team it's LL baseball). C&C Encouraged
  24. As a native Texan, I've been to more Rangers games than I can remember. As one of the most beautiful parks in the country, the stadium needs a logo that helps promote it's appearance. Therefore, I have decided to rebrand 'Globe Life Park.' More will come as soon as I feel the logo in finalized. Comments and critiques are welcome! Thanks!
  25. I've decided to take a break from my MLB in shorts series to work on something new and different. Inspired by @Discrimihater's fantastic MLB Rivalry Series, I tried my hand at a few lesser known rivalries in MLB. First up is the rivalry between the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, nicknamed the "Vedder Cup." The name comes from Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder, who, despite being one of the more high profile Cubs fans in the world, has called both Seattle and San Diego home at various points. Let's start off with the Padres: Despite the fact that the Padres/Mariners rivalry didn't technically begin until 1998, San Diego and Seattle have a long history that dates back to the Pacific Coast League days in the 1960s. The Padres home set is based on this PCL Padres jersey and utilizes their present day color scheme of navy and yellow. The road set is a sand and brown version of their current alternate and uses the "Taco Bell" cap design with the Swingin' Friar sleeve patch. Next we have the Mariners: The Mariners home set is based on the Seattle Rainiers PCL uniform but utliizes the M's present-day colors. Hard to tell because these images are scanned in but the home set is off-white. Now, I'm particularly happy with how the Mariners' road set turned out. It's basically a cross between the M's blue & gold fauxback and their Turn Ahead the Clock one-off from 1999. Next up will be the Detroit Tigers vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, and I have some crazy ideas planned for those teams. Stay tuned and C&C much appreciated!