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  1. Good morning! I'm back with the second installment in my short MLB Rivalry Face-off series, inspired by @Discrimihater's series. Today I tackle the Detroit Tigers & Pittsburgh Pirates. Compared to my Padres & Mariners concepts, I got a lot crazier with these designs, at least for the road sets. Let's start with the Tigers: The Tigers home is based on the current uniform of the Erie Seawolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Tigers who for ten years were an affiliate of the Pirates. Ironically, they've kept their pirated-themed identity with a Jolly Roger flag and a wolf with an eye patch for logos. I considered putting the Tigers in pinstripes as that was what the Seawolves wore for about eight seasons after becoming Detroit's affiliate, but I was worried it would end up looking too much like the Yankees. I was reading that part of the Detroit/Pittsburgh rivalry stems from the rivalry between their NHL teams, so Detroit's road set is loosely based on the 1926 Detroit Red Wings uniform, which featured a "D" similar to the Tigers' Old English 'D' logo. Next up are the Pirates: As Q would say, "Now this, I'm particularly proud of." The Pirates and Tigers met once in the World Series in 1909, so the Pirates home set is based on their uniform from that year, updated with their classic color scheme. The road set is based on the Pittsburgh Penguins road uniform from the 1980s, back when they still wore Pirates colors, as opposed to the drab black and Vegas gold they use now. As always, C&C appreciated!
  2. Unfortunately, the game doesn't seem to offer the opportunity to create logos, except perhaps by modifying them in Paint. If anyone would like to create appropriately-colored logos for any of these teams, that'd be awesome, but nobody has to. Anyway, I just started a custom league in 1914, featuring all-fictional players and teams. There are 24 teams total, 12 in the NL and 12 in the AL. Each league is divided evenly into East and West divisions. I'll begin in the AL East, with the team I'm mostly controlling, the Providence Steamrollers of Providence, Rhode Island. I named them after the old Providence Steam Roller who played in the NFL in the 1920s; originally, I created this team in Baseball Pro '96 back in the late '90s or early '00s (this is the case with many of these teams). The Steamrollers are led by a do-it-all lefty ace named Pat McGary; the 34-year-old submarine-style hurler never gets as high as 70 with his fastball, but has an excellent screwball and two curveballs, and also throws a slow knuckler (~50 mph) and a frisbee slider (low 60s). The Steamrollers have the most conservative uniforms in baseball; here they are: Teams colors are navy blue (0-0-50) and grey (180-180-180). They wear only white and grey caps; they have unused alternates with blue caps. They wear pinstripes only on Sundays. Note: Next upload, I'll have to find a way to zoom in on the uniforms, because this doesn't give you a very good view.
  3. In a recent SportsLogos news post about Riddell giving a helmet to the Houston Astros with a design based on the team, author Demetrius Bell brought up the popularity of "crossover designs" in the concept world, combining a sports' uniform with the identity of another sports' team. In the end of the article, he asked the readers which baseball team would look best on a football helmet, which immediately sparked my imagination. After having done a handful of them, I decided I wanted to continue the project as far as my motivation would take me. Sports logos and design is one of my biggest interests, and this kind of project is simple, and addicting. I'm going to try and make what I think would be a realistic interpretation of how MLB (and perhaps other sports) teams' helmets would look like if they played football, and maybe a few alternates and throwbacks in the mix too. Not sure how much I will do, but I figure I might as well set it up just in case. I'll make a new post and add to the OP when I make new additions. I'm considering doing MLB and NHL requests, but only based on logos/identities, not original concepts! Clicking each helmet will bring you to the full-size version. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE Baltimore Orioles Arizona Diamondbacks Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers Colorado Rockies Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers Kansas City Royals Miami Marlins Los Angeles Angels Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins New York Mets New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Oakland Athletics Pittsburgh Pirates Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres Tampa Bay Rays San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers St. Louis Cardinals Toronto Blue Jays Washington Nationals ALTERNATES/THROWBACKS: Oakland: alternate (2011-current) / throwback (1993-94) NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE The only ones I've done so far are the Florida Panthers in celebration of their rebranding, the Carolina Hurricanes alternate, and the Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-2002 throwback. This format and project are both a work in progress. Feedback on either would be appreciated!
  4. I guess if you wanted to you could extend this to design as well. Anyway, what are some unusual color schemes that have worked well? I immediately think of the NBA in the 1990s, where the Nuggets (navy, copper, red), Grizzlies (teal, black, salmon---really unusual third color), Raptors (purple, red, black), Sonics (dark green, maroon, yellow), and Jazz (purple, copper, black, sky blue) all worked with unusual schemes, although the Nuggets watered it down a bit with a very conservative design. (You could also say that the Edmonton Oilers had a very similar color scheme to those Nuggets for awhile, although the Oilers' "copper" was really more like gold and navy, red, and gold is not an unusual color scheme at all.) Alternatively, what are some that haven't worked? You could argue either way on the '90s Nuggets, I think. Obviously the Detroit Pistons' teal, maroon, yellow, and black getup watered down what had been a very strong brand. The early-aughts Bills' dark blue, red, royal blue, and "nickel" uniforms were atrocious, possibly the worst in NFL history. The Miami Dolphins have always had a unique scheme, but while they don't look awful right now, they probably do look worse than at any other time in their history. The original Buccaneers would be another that would split opinion. Anyway, my faves: 1. 1980s-1996 Dolphins 2. Original Grizzlies 3. Expansion Rays and D-backs (put together) Least faves: 1. 2002-10 Bills 2. 2002-10 Bills 3. 2002-10 Bills Dishonorable mention: '90s Pistons
  5. Mods: Feel free to place this in the appropriate forum if this isn't it. I used to love Baseball Mogul, but it bothered me that all the teams and players looked the same. Beginning with Baseball Mogul 14 (paradoxically, the 2013 version of the game), players can design team uniforms in a limited fashion. Choices are limited to hat color, shirt color, pants color, and pinstripe color (I believe pinstripes can be turned on and off as well). That opens up another world in terms of the visual aspect of the game (although I wish they'd include sock color for all uniforms, and shirt and pants stripes for non-pinstriped ones). I'm wondering if I should get it now - it's only $25. I loved the career play and the wide variety of pitches available on the old games, plus of course the historical aspect of it, and I'm sure those have only gotten better in the intervening years. So, for those who have BBMogul 14 and later...do the uniform design options expand any in the later games? Do 15 and 16 have any huge updates that make them worth the extra money? How much do the custom unis improve the visual aspect? Do any of them have custom logos or stadium backdrops enabled? Any input is much appreciated.
  6. Hey guys. I've seen this a few times pop up in the MLB thread, talking about the Brewers. Now, I feel the Brewers have had some good jerseys, but never a 100% completely good set. Here, I've tried out a combo of eras. The colours I chose are a mix of each era (Using the RGB values. Adding em up & dividing them by 2/3.), with the Navy being a mix of the Royal, 90's navy and Current Navy, the Grey is a mix of the Grey they've always used with the Light blue from the 72 to 84 years. The gold is also a combo, combing the original Yellow with the shade of gold they've used since the Motre Bame era. The cap logo is the "M" they 1st used, while the Sleeve logo is a mix of the Motre Bame era & the original state patch they wore that I kinda meshed together. The scripts are from the '90 to 93 jerseys. This was just something that came to mind, and I think it turned out well. C & C is much appreciated, and I may make some more MLB jerseys if I can get around to it.
  7. So I was thinking the other day about walkup songs, and was wondering, is there a rule in the MLB rulebook that states teams can't use offensive walkup songs against players in the MLB, or is it just too hard to come up with, because that is what my mind has been on ever since. So this is the thread devoted to coming up with offensive or mean walkup songs for opposing players. Some examples would be Bartolo Colon - SexyBack - Justin Timberlake Rougned Odor - Whip It - Devo OR Watch Me - Silento Discuss away! Mods, if this is in the wrong section, please move it. I wasn't sure where it would go, and this seemed like the best place.
  8. I decided I wanted to do a MLB helmets concept. Here is the AL and NL East divisions. Notes: If the logo or helmet is half and half, there are two helmets/decals. Not following NFL helmet rule
  9. With the US opening trade with Cuba could the team with the MLB's lowest attendance be moving south?
  10. With the US opening trade with Cuba could the team with the MLB's lowest attendance be moving south? (rough)
  11. In honor of the Purple One, and inspired by the purple logo the Twins used on social media following his death, here's a quick concept for a "Purple Rain" Twins uniform. C&C appreciated.
  12. Hi! I was wondering if the Seattle Mariners have a new logo. Well, I saw Daring Do's Cutie Mark and it looks similar to today's Mariners logo. I edit it and put the text "Seattle Mariners" inside it as well as the trademark on the outside. So, New Mariners logo based off My Little Pony?
  13. Hey guys. Now I don't know if you would consider this a "concept" or a wallpaper, and I don't know if I stole someone's idea, I know I'm not making sense, but here I go. Recently, I have come up with "Sports States", and I don't have any words to describe the idea, so I'll give you guys an example. Yes, these are wallpapers. But I don't really want to explain much, sizes may vary, blah blah blah, etc. All I'm saying is that I'm making these "wallpapers" and I am also accepting requests for wallpapers. All you have to do is give me a conference or a league division (I'm not doing full leagues) and I will whip up a nice Sports States wallpaper for you. I will allow requests for most sports (Although I'm not sure about lacrosse), if it's college, professional or sometimes high school sports, I would allow it. I don't want to get this too long so I'm ending this post and I will start accepting requests.
  14. So the other day I was watching MLB Central and they were talking about the Padres. One of the hosts said something along the lines of, "As the owner of the Padres, where do you go next to fix this ball club?" So I got to thinking, being the sports logo/uniform lover I am, I would start be tweaking the teams identity. I then looked over at my Green and Gold military appreciation Padres on field hat, and thought about how that is my favorite color scheme to see the team wearing. This redesign is what resulted. I wanted to take their current wordmarks/logos and make some color changes, tweak the uniforms, and give them an updated primary logo. My goal was to stay simple and not get too crazy with it, so here it is. New Primary Logo: Home Uniform: Road Uniform: Alternates: BP Uniform:
  15. Inspired by my band directors Washington shirt with all the teams on the one shirts, I decided to recreate that with my home state after he put me on blast for talking about the Washington-Pittsburgh series. So here's my recreation. C&C is appreciated.
  16. So I previously did a concept called "stadium series" and decided I wanted to make a league out of it. So without further ado, I present the North American Baseball Association (NABA). First team up, the San Antonio Rebels. I really love the way this turned out! The stadium is called HEB Park. The backdrop of the field is a little shopping area with a strip mall, HEB, mall, and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Behind home plate there is a commercial district with an arena, office building, and parking garage. View from the entrance behind home plate. here you can see the backdrop, and also the tall wall in left field, which is 35' high, because the park is only 290' to left. The wall also doubles as the visitors clubhouse, the team offices, as well as the rooftop deck which fans can sit/stand on during the games. As said above, here is the view from the rooftop deck. Not much else to be seen here. Here is the view from the top step of the Rebels dugout down the first base line, where you can see the old school scoreboard on the left field wall, as well as the Alamo shaped scoreboard on top of the roof. Here is the view from the visitors dugout, and you can see down the 310' right field line. Also note the Alamo replica building which is the Rebels clubhouse. The clubhouse is several levels, with the training rooms, batting cages, and extra amenities underground. Here's a view from the Rebels clubhouse, where you can see the home plate and third base line entrances, as well as the club level, which has 17 suites, the press box, and the club level bleachers. Here is the view from behind home plate, most of what is to be seen has already been noted, so I won't touch on it anymore. Ariel view of HEB Park. Parking lot in right field, with the main entrance in the right field corner.
  17. *MODS: Move this to "unused logos and uniforms" if you deem it necessary.* Admittedly, this is kind of speculative, but there is some logic to it. First off, did any of you have 1993 Donruss MLB cards? Their design was to have a bar with the player's name and position running across the bottom of the card, with a faux-3D diamond-shaped box in the bottom left containing the team's logo. The bar was one team color and the box was the other. They were very accurate in this regard: the Mariners were navy and teal, the Brewers were blue and yellow, the Tigers were navy and orange, the Red Sox were red and navy, the Rockies were purple and gray, etc. Anyway, the Marlins were teal and orange, similar to the Miami Dolphins, as illustrated by this card of Jeff Conine. Neither the Rockies nor the Marlins had black as one of the colors, although other teams (such as the Pirates) did, so it wasn't an issue of being unable to produce the 3D effect with black. The Rockies have always had silver/gray as a tertiary color, but the Marlins (pre-rebrand) never used orange. Was this an original plan that was scrapped shortly before the start of their inaugural season? Does anyone else know about this? Or was it perhaps just chosen by Donruss because of its resemblance to the nearby Dolphins, with black not yet officially a Marlins color? Or could it have been a mistake, albeit the only one that I have been able to find from that set? Just curious.
  18. The rules here are simple: No rebranding, and no adding new colors to the scheme. I'll start with the NFL: AFC East Patriots: No side panels. Dolphins: More orange. Jets: Standardize the shade of green. Bills: De-taper the helmet stripe. North Bengals: No side panels. Browns: Remove wordmark from pants. Steelers: Dump bumblebee alternates. Ravens: Put stripes on black pants. South Colts: White facemask? (Can't really think of one for them.) Titans: Make helmet stripe more, um, "normal." Jaguars: Kill gradient. Preferably back to plain black helmet. Texans: Make red jersey primary. West Chiefs: Get sleeve stripes fixed where they're not getting cut off midway---probably move them up. Broncos: Trim side panels so they don't intrude onto the front of the jersey. Chargers: Make light blue jersey primary. Raiders: Can't think of anything. NFC East Cowboys: Drop black trim from sleeve stripes. Giants: Red alternate? Add small amount of red to blue jersey? Not sure. Eagles: Green pants full-time with white jersey, never with green jersey. Redskins: Burgundy pants at least as an option. North Lions: Drop black altogether. Packers: Kill blue throwbacks. Bears: Orange numerals on blue jerseys full-time. Vikings: Shiny helmet instead of matte. South Panthers: Bring back black pants. Saints: No black-over-black. Falcons: 1990s throwbacks. Buccaneers: Change number font. West Rams: Gold pants. 49ers: Kill black alternate. Seahawks: Slightly more green (for what it is, they pull off their look extremely well). Cardinals: Kill red pants.
  19. Had a couple ideas to update the NHL and MLB logos. Looking for a bit more neutral colors, I decided to make the interior and outer stroke is a cream color while the inner stroke and NHL letters are in a deep ice blue. The shield itself is close to the it’s current shape, with the center more pointed at top and bottom. This started a while back looking at the MLB logo and thought it was time for an update. The rounded rectangle is replaced with a diamond. The interior of theDiamond is a familiar blue and red, with an added white and navy blue outline. Adjusted the bat of the batter so the top is rounded. The batter complete blends with the white stroke and MLB Font now in navy blue. Still feel like the MLB one isn’t done. I mean I like it, but you know how you feel like somethings off? Just not sure what it is.
  20. I did a best uniform tournament for the NFL and now it's the MLB's turn. Vote for your favorite in each division. Voting ends Friday at 8:00 ET. AL East: AL Central AL West NL East NL Central NL West
  21. The Twins have been using the same colors for almost the entire existence of the organization. They need to do some re branding in the next few years. The last time they had success was around 2009 and they started the 2016 season 0-9... They have potential, but they should probably get a strong fan base around them and take the Royal approach. I think that the Twins had some success in the past with the design of the logos and kept most of them looking similar to what they were. Now with colors Green, Black, and I kept the Navy. Primary Cap Logo Wordmark
  22. Hello all, I am a high school student that likes to design sports stadiums, mainly baseball. I will begin to post my work in this thread, and I might throw in some logos every now and then on top of the stadiums. With that being said, here is my progress on my first stadium. I would like some help in naming the team, color scheme, and naming the stadium. That way, I can create a logo and add some unique elements into the stadium. I will continue to update my progress, and this stadium shouldn't take to long to finish.
  23. Here are my American League concepts for this year. If you haven't seen the National League concepts yet be sure to go back and check 'em out. As with the NL concepts, I have essentially taken the current jerseys that the teams have now and made certain re-designs or adjustments that I think should be made. The template is the Wikipedia template, because I find that despite how flat that template is, it's the easiest to work with and re-color. The only thing I don't like is that there are no back views of the jerseys, but I may still redo all of these on a better template eventually. Each team is presented with the home and road jerseys, or any alternates and throwbacks worn in separate locations shown in both home and road formats. If a jersey is worn both at home and on the road it simply just has the pants split in color with the home white represented on the left side and the road grey on the right. Also in some cases where undershirts or stirrups are different colors at home or on the road, they are shown in those colors on the same sides too. In a few cases where a team wears an alternate hat in both places, the hat is placed in the middle of the two regular jerseys. As for the BP jerseys, they are only shown in the split format, as I feel that there is no need to wear different BP jerseys at home or on the road. Also, the design of the BP's is the pullover design from 2007-10, with the team's main color making up the body of the jersey and their secondary color under the armpits and down the sides. The reason for this is that I feel it is just a much simpler and better looking design than the crazy ones they have now. For the BP jersey logos, I have just the team's hat logo on the left breast, very reminiscent of the 80's and 90's BP jersey styles. The BP hats however are based off of the current design, and all are made to be a two-tone look with the bills being a different color than the crown. The descriptions for each team, in alphabetical order are as follows. The pictures of the jerseys are after that. Baltimore Orioles: The O's have a good clean, traditional looking design that hasn't changed that much over the years, but one that I felt was in need of some adjustments. First off, I've never been a fan of the cartoon bird hat logo. It just looks too childish and minor league to me. So I've replaced it with the more atomically correct bird logo. The overall home, road, and alternate jerseys are exactly the same otherwise. I've added a black road alternate jersey and included the early 80's jersey as a throwback, along with the mid 90's style as well. For BP, I simply used the "O's" logo on both the jersey and hat. Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox jerseys for the most part can't get anymore classic and traditional looking if they tried, yet the choice of color is what seems to make these jerseys work. Again starting with the hats, I've never understood why a team called he RED Sox wears BLUE hats, so I've replaced them with a more appropriate solid red hat with a blue "B" logo. The stirrups are instead solid red socks and the hanging socks logo that appears on the road jersey sleeve is also on the home jersey. The red piping from the home jersey had been added to the road jersey, and the shoes are also red as well. For a throwback, I used the mid 70's pullover jerseys and for BP I made it red with the blue "B" logo. I did use a blue hat for BP, however I made the bill red to keep the standard two-tone look of the hats. Chicago White Sox: The White Sox have another fairly traditional looking jersey that has remained pretty much the same over the past couple of decades. There wasn't much to do here except make the black socks that they wear for whatever strange reason white. (Again, another team that seems to be color blind.) The white sock logo in the black diamond that appears on the road and alternate jerseys has been added to the home jersey, and the throwback is pretty much the same mid 80's design that they wear now, however it has the more appropriate and authentic beltless, elastic waistband pants. The BP jersey is also pretty much the same but with silver side coloring and a silver bill to the hat. Cleveland Indians: The Indians I've always thought have a great design that looks primarily traditional and yet a little bit modern. The home jersey I feel was way better back in the 90's with red piping, so I've returned that to it. The current road jerseys with the arched block lettering is a very classic look as well, but I've added blue piping to it to match the style of the home jersey. I've always been a supporter of the Chief Wahoo logo and find no reason to replace it, yet I also like the block letter "C" logo that they returned to a few years back and I think both logos work well, so I've left the home and road hats the same. The alternate home jersey is pretty much the same but has the white piping returned to it, and I've made an alternate version of the road jersey to match. For throwbacks I used the red mid 70's jersey as I've always loved the color and lettering of that design, and the late 80's "Major League" era jersey as well. For BP, I've returned Chief Wahoo to the front to resemble the BP jerseys worn in the late 80's and made a more early 80's style look to the hat. (Remember that the splits in colors of the BP jersey is to resemble the jersey being worn both at home and on the road.) Detroit Tigers: There was absolutely nothing I felt that needed to be done to the Tigers due to how their jerseys have practically not changed at all in the course of their history, at least at home. While they may have a new "D" logo, I don't particularly care for it, so I left the old logo on the home jersey. The road jersey is 100% the same, while the BP jersey has the white "D" logo with orange sides. Houston Astros: The Astros are a team like the Padres who have gone through many different looks and styles in their history, which leaves a lot to choose from if you're basing them off the past. Being the traditionalist that I am, I love how the Stros returned to their original style design from the 60's. The home and road jerseys are exactly the same, however I've designated the orange alternate hats for regular home use and the solid blue hats for the road. An orange alternate jersey that I created actually a year before the ones they have now is for home games, while a matching blue alternate is for the road. Who can't love the wild and crazy "Tequila Sunrise" jerseys from the 70's as a throwback, and the late 90's horizontal lettering jerseys are also included, as I've always been a fan of those short lived jerseys. The BP jersey is exactly the same but I've replaced the hat with the two-tone style that they currently wear on the road. Kansas City Royals: The Royals have managed to keep a pretty traditional look going by changing very little, yet have managed to mix it up style-wise in colors and logos over the eras. Nothing needed to be done to the home and road jerseys, and the blue alternates are made to match. I've never like the use of powder blue in the Royals modern say color scheme, yet I think it's perfectly fine for back in the day so I included the mid 80's jerseys as throwbacks. The BP jersey however does utilize the powder blue in a subtle way with it on the sides hat bill. Los Angeles Angels: The Angels have had some interesting choices for colors and logos to their jerseys throughout their history, and with the exception of the horrible late 90's Disney era jerseys, I've liked them all. That being said, the modern versions are pretty much OK but like many other current threads I felt needed some slight adjustments. The home jerseys are pretty much the same but the road jerseys are themed in blue in order to utilize both the red and blue eras in Angels jersey history. The red home alternate jersey has been adjusted with blue lettering and numbers as opposed to red in order to provide a better visible contrast. A blue road alternate has been added to match, and the throwback jersey is from the late 70'/early 80's era. BP is red with the "A" logo and has the appropriate matching undershirts, belts, stirrups and shoes for home and road use. Minnesota Twins: The Twins have managed to keep a pretty good and classic look throughout their history, yet I really don't care for the versions they have now. The lack of pinstripes and gold trim on the current jerseys just doesn't appeal to me, so I've gone back to the previous pinstripe version hat home. The "TC" logo is on the home hats and the "M" logo is on the road, with both hats being solid blue. The matching blue alternates are pretty much the same, as well as the 60's throwback. Also I've added an early 80's throwback and made the BP jersey blue with the "M" logo and a two tone red and blue hat similar to the current road hat. New York Yankees: I have left out the Yankees, as I feel they have absolutely nothing at all that needs to be done to their 100% traditional and classic look. (That and the fact that the Wikipedia template was different for them for some reason and I couldn't get it to work the same way as all the rest. Oakland Athletics: The A's have had another plethora of styles and colors combinations to choose from, yet have managed to make their jerseys appear traditional and classic looking as well. The home and road jerseys are exactly the same, however the road hat is the same as the two-tone green and yellow home hat, as I just don't think the solid green looks as good. The alternate, throwback style jerseys they wear now are a great look, and I've added a white home version with green "A" logo. For a throwback I've included the early 70's era style jersey, a natural selection I think as far as the A's glory days go. The BP jersey is green with a yellow "A" logo, and has a white crowned hat with green bill that resembles the same type of hat from certain periods in the A's past. Finally, I've never understood why the A's have always worn white shoes, as I just don't think it's a good look, so I've made the shoes more a color appropriate green. Seattle Mariners: The Mariners current jerseys are another good looking set that appears much better than some previous designs and color choices they've had in the past. Home and road are exactly the same, and I've added a two-tone teal and blue hat to go along with the alternate teal jersey. A blue alternate road jersey has been added and the blue and yellow throwback style jersey is exactly the same. For BP it is blue with the "S" logo and the hat also has the "S" logo, as I've just never been a fan of the compass logo. Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays current design is way better in my opinion than the old Devil Rays design, and the only real changes I felt needed to be done is adjusting the color of the lettering on the blue alternate jerseys to a better contrasting powder blue. For BP, the "TB" logo is on both the jersey and hat, as I've never really liked the sunray logo by itself. Texas Rangers: The Rangers I felt have had a great design for a while now, however have made some unnecessary changes in the recent past. Why they decided to put "Texas" on both the road and home jerseys just doesn't make sense, as I'm a firm believer that while all teams don't have to have their city or state name on the rod, ALL home jerseys should have the team name on them. That being said, I returned the "Rangers" lettering to the home jerseys and recolored the theme red, as well as adding matching piping to both the home and road jerseys. A red alternate home jerseys has been added as well, and the late 70's and mid 80's jerseys make up the throwbacks. For BP, the "T" logo with the Texas flag is on the jersey, and the undershirts, belts, stirrups and shoes match accordingly at home or on the road. Toronto Blue Jays: I love how he Jays went back to their early 90's style jerseys a few years ago and I think there was absolutely nothing that needed to be done to them now, other than making the white paneled alternate hat the full time home hat and adding a blue alternate road jersey. Also the original early 80's jerseys are used as throwbacks and the BP jersey has the Blue Jay logo on it and the hat, as the maple leaf on the hat just doesn't make sense to me. I know they're from Canada, but having it as a hat logo and no other sign of a blue jay is very nondescript. That's all for the American League. Again, I invite your comments, suggestions, and constructive criticism. Thanks for reading and I hope everyone enjoys my concepts of both leagues.
  24. Every September, the White Sox celebrate the halfway point to St. Patty's Day by wearing green pinstripes. The last few years they've had a Christmas in July day, but they haven't worn any special unis to commemorate this. This year, I noticed a Halfway to Mardi Gras day on their schedule; again, I'm not expecting them to wear anything out of the ordinary for this game, though I hope I'm wrong. I decided to take a stab at how Christmas & Mardi Gras-themed ChiSox uniforms would look. For the Christmas uni, I decided to go with a recoloring of their 1983 set, creating an ugly sweater look. For the Mardi Gras set, I used the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple and green, with just a touch of gold so as to avoid making it look like a Barney the Dinosaur day uni. C&C appreciated!
  25. Hey concept addicts! Welcome to a new baseball season! Last year I did a set of jersey concepts for each MLB team and what I thought should be the best re-design or adjustments that should be made to each one. Some of you liked them and I had a great time making them, so I've gone back and done some more designs and made a few tweaks to the ones I already had, as well as adding many different throwbacks. The template is still the Wikipedia template, but I find that as flat as that template is, it's the easiest to work with and re-color. The only thing I don't like is that there are no back views of the jerseys, but I may still redo all of these on a better template eventually. Each team is presented with the home and road jerseys, or any alternates and throwbacks worn in separate locations shown in both home and road formats. If a jersey is worn both at home and on the road it simply just has the pants split in color with the home white represented on the left side and the road grey on the right. Also in some cases where undershirts or stirrups are different colors at home or on the road, they are shown in those colors on the same sides too. In a few cases where a team wears an alternate hat in both places, the hat is placed in the middle of the two regular jerseys. As for the BP jerseys, they are only shown in the split format, as I feel that there is no need to wear different BP jerseys at home or on the road. Also, the design of the BP's is the pullover design from 2007-10, with the team's main color making up the body of the jersey and their secondary color under the armpits and down the sides. The reason for this is that I feel it is just a much simpler and better looking design than the crazy ones they have now. For the BP jersey logos, I have just the team's hat logo on the left breast, very reminiscent of the 80's and 90's BP jersey styles. The BP hats however are based off of the current design, and all are made to be a two-tone look with the bills being a different color than the crown. Anyway, here's my concept descriptions for each team in alphabetical order, followed by the pictures of the jerseys: Arizona Diamond Backs: I have no idea what Arizona was thinking coming out with the new designs that they have now. In my opinion, they're way too wild, have way too much going on, and just don't look very MLB-like. If you ask me, I think they look more like a college team's jersey. That being said, I kept the D-backs in the design and format of their previous jerseys, but also based it heavily off of their early 2000's design. The home jersey is like that design with just the "A" on the left breast and the hat with the snake "D" logo. The road jersey is pretty much identical to the previous one, but with the new "Arizona" script on it, which is the one thing I do like about the new jerseys. The alternates are also basically the same type that they previously had, but with the "A" again replacing "D-backs" on the red ones, and only red undershirts and stirrups with both. The throwback is the iconic purple pinstripes design from the early 00's and the BP jersey has the snake "D" as the logo. Overall, I like Arizona's colors from both era's, but I don't think that the two should have ever been combined. Atlanta Braves: The Braves are one of those teams that have had some of the most traditional and time tested jerseys in the game, and in my opinion there was absolutely nothing that needed to be done with the regular home and roads, except keep the blue hat with red bill on both, as I just don't like the all blue hat. I really don't like the current alternates either, as I don't feel that they have the same traditional look as the regular home and road jerseys, so I made a pair that mimic the other two more closely. The home alternate is a brighter shade of red with white script lettering and piping, as well as a matching red hat with blue bill and white "A" logo to match the jersey script. The road alternate is the same shade of blue as the regular team hats, with white script lettering that I think makes for a much better contrast than blue on blue. The jersey also has a matching all blue hat with adjusted "A" logo to match the jersey script. For the throwbacks, I can't help but love the early 70's Hank Aaron era design with feathers on the sleeves and white front panel hats, so I included both versions for at home and the road. The BP jersey has the alternate version of the "A" logo with the tomahawk attached to it. Chicago Cubs: Oh, what can I say about my hated rival Cubs. Simply that their jerseys like the Cards, are also very traditional and classic looking, and really needed nothing to be changed on either the home or road jerseys. The alternate jersey is pretty much the same too, minus the National League logo on the right sleeve, which I think is totally unnecessary. I couldn't really think of a decent throwback to use, as the Cubs design really hasn't been all that much different for the most part in each era. For a BP jersey I made it with the regular red hat "C" logo. Cincinnati Reds: Another team that has had a lot of crazy designs over the years but has toned it down and become way more traditional in the recent past is the Reds. Not much to really be done here. The home, road, and alternate jerseys are exactly the same, except I replaced the black shoes with red and gave all three jerseys solid red hats, as I feel that black just does not look good on a team whose name is the "Reds." The throwback jersey is the iconic "Big Red Machine" jersey of the 70's. (This one does have black shoes however to make it fully authentic.) The BP jersey has the same white version of the team logo as the alternate jersey. The BP hat has a white crown with a red bill, a sort of throwback design based off of the white crowned hats that the Reds wore at different times in their history. Colorado Rockies: The Rockies have another great traditional look that I felt needed no adjustment at home or on the road. The alternates however are a little different. Being one of the only teams to feature purple as a primary color, I gave the Rocks a solid purple alternate jersey to be worn at home, along with a matching purple hat with black bill. The road alternate is pretty much the same as the black alternates they wear now. I dropped the vest jersey because I just can't stand the vest look in the MLB, as I feel its another design that should be left in college or little league. Not really any place for a throwback here either, as Colorado has had pretty much the same design throughout their short history. The BP jersey has the interlocking "CR" hat logo on it. Miami Marlins: In my opinion, the Marlins had one of the best and classic looking designs in the league prior to their 2012 rebranding. Why they decided to ditch the teal and more atomically correct fish for orange and stylized fish design I'll never understand. However, it's not like their current design wasn't entirely re-workable. For the home jersey, I took the "Marlins" script from the alternate orange jerseys and made the lettering black. (It makes way more sense to have the team name at home and it's city name on the road.) The road and black alternate jerseys are both the same, however I designated the orange for home and the black for the road. I really like the rarely seen orange alternate hats so I've included them for use both at home and on the road. The BP jersey has the same "M" hat logo. Los Angeles Dodgers: Along with the Yankees, Cards, and Red Sox, the Dodgers look is as traditionally classic and iconic as you can get. I just think they've done a little too much with it in recent years. Mainly the use of the "LA" logo on the left sleeve, which I think is just excessive to have it on both the hat and sleeve, so I removed it. I also added a blue alternate jersey to be worn at home, and kept the throwback style road jersey with blue sleeve stripes. The BP jersey has the same "LA" hat logo. Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers have managed to stick with a fairly conservative and traditional look for the past several years. Nothing I felt needed to be done with the regular home and road or alternate blue jerseys. I love the new inclusion of the retro "ball and glove" logo on the alternate hats so I've kept that, as well as put the same logo on the BP jersey. The pair of throwback jerseys are from the early 80's, which I think is the best looking era from the Brewers past. New York Mets: The Mets are yet another team with a great traditional and classic look, especially now that they've dropped black from their color scheme. For the most part, there really was nothing at all that I felt needed to be done with any of the regular home and road or alternate jerseys, so I left them exactly the same. All I did was add a pair of mid 80's throwbacks, an era that I think best represents the Mets past. The BP jersey has the regular "NY" hat logo on it. Philadelphia Phillies: Again, the Phillies are way too traditional and classic looking to need to have anything done with them, however I did add an alternate red jersey based off of this year's spring training jersey, but with white lettering to make it show up better. The 70's/80's throwbacks are I think the best remembered era of the Phils history, and the BP jersey has the simple "P" hat logo. Pittsburgh Pirates: Same deal with the Pirates. Not much needed to be done here aside from adding a yellow alternate jersey and hat to go along with the current black one, and while I like the new late 70's throwback jersey the Pirates have decided to use this year, I've replaced it with the pinstripe version from that era in order to make it look different from the alternate jersey and kept the early 70's version. The BP jersey is pretty much the same as what is worn by the team now. San Diego Padres: The Padres are perhaps the one team in MLB that have had somewhat of an identity crisis over the course of their history. Having so many different looks and eras to choose from, I decide to go with a hybrid of types by taking the new lettering from the current style jerseys and coloring them in the original brown and yellow scheme. The home jersey has the new "Padres" script, as I just don't think the "SD" logo works as well. The road jerseys have the same "San Diego" lettering, and the brown alternate jerseys are pretty much the same design as the current blue ones. I've kept the yellow front paneled throwback style hat as an alternate and added two yellow stripes to the stirrups. For throwbacks, I included the short lived mid 70's design which I always thought had a great script to it, as well as both of the jerseys worn by the team in the early 80's. The BP jerseys have the same "SD" hat logo as the one alternate. San Francisco Giants: The Giants have another traditionally classic look that works fine as it is, but also have some great designs from their past that still work as well. Keeping the regular home and road jerseys the same, I adjusted the black alternate jersey by changing the color in the lettering and piping to white for a better visual contrast. The sleeve stripes on both alternates have been adjusted slightly for a better matching order as well, and I also added a white version of the alternates. The road "SF" alternate I think works just fine as it is, and the BP jersey has the regular "SF" hat logo on it. Since the alternate jerseys so closely resemble the jerseys from the late 70's/early 80's I felt that there was no need for a throwback. St. Louis Cardinals: For my hometown Cardinals, I felt that with the same traditional, classic and iconic look like so many other teams, there was nothing that needed to be done on the outset, but there were a few adjustments that I felt needed to be made. The first addition is red stripes on the pants, similar to the Cards jerseys from the 60's, and also the same stripes added to the sleeves. The road jersey has the "St. Louis" script lettering from the current Saturday alternates on it, while those jerseys have had the lettering replaced with just the redbird logo on the left breast, very similar to the jerseys worn by the team in the late 20's. I also made an identical red version of the alternate for use both at home and on the road. For throwbacks, I picked what I thought were the three most iconic looking eras of past Cardinals jerseys, the 40's and 80's, and the BP jersey has the white "STL" hat logo. Washington Nationals: The Nationals have a look that I feel is traditional, but I just don't like the cursive "W", as I think it looks too much like the Walgreen's "W" logo. That being the case, I have taken the rarely seen "Nationals" script lettering and put it on the home jerseys, while replacing the "W" on all hats with the also seldom seen "DC" logo and made them solid red. For alternates, I made a blue patriotic home jersey with the stars and stripes "DC" logo, as well as a blue, red billed hat with the same logo. A red road alternate has the "Washington" script logo on it and the BP jersey has the white "DC" hat logo. Well, that's it for the National League. I invite your comments, suggestions, and constructive criticism. I will post the American League in a few days. Thanks for reading and I hope everyone enjoys these!