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  1. I've always had an odd fascination with the old St. Louis Browns. Partially because of their historic ineptitude on the field, but mostly due to the intriguing lack of a strong visual identity. Much like their NFL counterparts, the team primarily relied on text-based logos and monograms throughout most of their history. Recently, I was browsing the book, St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team, and came across the image below. The caption says it's from 1937 when new Browns owner Donald Barnes launched a campaign that included fan submissions to find a new logo for the team. They'd eventually settle on a pretty nice looking shield. But all the various options presented are pretty astounding, especially for that era. There's plenty of elfin options, perhaps foreshadowing the only real graphical caricature the team would officially adopt in their final years before packing up for Baltimore. Others that suggest a completely different team identity like the anchor and rope mark just above Bill DeWitt's head (man on the left), silhouette of two bears(?) on top of a ball, a griffin(?), a bulldog and something with a "Brown-Eagles" crest. Most bizarre of the bunch by far has to be the disembodied bulging arm wielding a bat. A few more options feature generalized baseball imagery. Swinging batters, balls and bats feature prominently. Personally, my favorites are the stylized "B" inside the diamond behind DeWitt, the scrawling "Brownies" wordmark between the two men and the art deco style wordmark on top of the bat in the dead center. Even the "Browns" inside the circle around the swinging batter isn't bad. It has a sort of baseball equivalence to the Cleveland Browns plain football helmet logo. Anyways, thought this was an especially interesting behind the scenes look at the design process for an underwhelming 1930's baseball team. Would a more "exciting" logo have kept the team from moving to Baltimore? No way. But it's fun to think what could have been.
  2. We have the Players in the "Wrong" Uniforms thread and within that thread I've seen a few "Right Team, Wrong Uniform" entries. I thought I'd separate the two, because it is an interesting topic of its' own. Here are a few to start the thread off with ... Charles Barkley, Preseason 1992, Phoenix Suns Matt Hasselbeck, 2001, Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bagwell, 1992, Houston Astros.
  3. Hello to all. I've been away from the boards for another year or so but I'm (maybe) back! We all know the Cleveland Indians are pulling a Washington and dropping their name to move away from any offensive brand material. I got bored between exams and decided to step into Illustrator and try some things out. I'll keep the explanations brief because I'm aware most of you want to see concepts - rather than read a short novel. I've always loved the Indians "C" logo and I really want them to keep it for the future. It's simple and clean. I also love their colours. I know red and blue is a bit overused, but I don't see a viable reason to change them at this point in time. (unless someone can point me in the direction of a better combo) My idea... I'm sure most of you are aware of the Cleveland Spiders. Established in 1887, they are one of Cleveland's first professional baseball teams. The team went through several name changes and rebrands, eventually becoming the Indians we all know and "love" today. FYI, they became the Indians to honour one of their first Native American players - Louis Sockalexis. I'd like to believe this is the truth, but the claim is consistently disputed. There are a number of really good Spider concepts so for the sake of being different, I went with an alternate option. I don't actually have a set name in mind, but I'm hoping one of you guys can suggest one. The name I'll be using for now is the Citizens. I know it's not the best nickname but I've heard it thrown around and figured I'd try and do it justice. My concept isn't crazy or groundbreaking but I'm hoping this is a start of a real project. PRIMARY LOGO WORDMARKS ROUNDEL CONCEPT Now here's where it gets a little weirder... Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I figured they could be the first MLB team (in 2020) to embrace a music-centric brand. My rough idea was an electric guitar extending into a baseball bat. I'm not really sure where to go from here or how to use the mark, so I'd love some feedback! That's all I have at the moment. I'm working on some potential uniforms so stay tuned for that in the next couple days! I'd love any feedback and comments, little or big! Everything constructive helps! T
  4. Here are a couple logo ideas for the rebrand of the Cleveland Indians. I went with the two most common names I've seen thrown around on social media since the announcement and tried to come up with simple but bold logo options. Please let me know any feedback on these ideas and if you feel like the logomarks and color schemes are working. Guardians: I liked the idea of referencing the design of the helmet on the "guardian" statue from this bridge in Cleveland and applying it to the "C". I wanted the overall form to feel fast and sharp. I think the one thing that could be tricky with an asymmetrical form like this is how to center it on the cap, but in general I'm happy with the concept. I used the "wine & gold" color scheme to align to the Cavaliers (I personally like when cities align the color palettes of their sports teams). Spiders: After I started sketching ideas for this logo I realized that a spider is a much tougher form to work with than I originally thought. Here are some of the other iterations I explored: I ended up using a concept that I think works well but that feels like a pretty obvious solution (I literally logged on to start this post and saw someone else with a Cleveland Spiders design that is essentially the exact same concept). Maybe I will keep riffing and try to come up with a more original solution to this. I really like the idea of incorporating the form of spider legs within the C letter form as a way of hinting at a spider without being too literal. Here are some half-baked sketches of what I am referring to. Anyway, here is where I'm at with it currently. I used the dark charcoal gray and red color scheme similar to the old Cleveland Spiders branding. Let me know if you guys have any feedback. Thanks!
  5. With the news of Cleveland changing their name, I figured I'd take a shot at a redesign. I had actually made a Cleveland Spiders identity for a fantasy team years ago, and I've carried a few elements from that over and combined it with the look of the real Cleveland team. I made the block C more square to better fit a spider web inside of it, and aligned the ends of the C with the diagonal lines of the web. I continued this angled end motif throughout the numbers, Cleveland wordmark, and Spiders script. For the uniforms, I kept them fairly similar to what they have been wearing, but I made the home set more red heavy, like what they wore from 1994-2001. I included a semi-throwback to the Cleveland Naps, turning the grey uniform they wore into cream so it can be worn at home.
  6. Welcome to MLB: The Defunct Series! After spending last year producing Project 32’s myriad of redesigns and tweaks, I figured that I should apply the same philosophy to the defunct teams of the majors. Much like its predecessor, each team will have two to three parts. The first part will be the main concept, the one that I’m happiest with presenting/matches the historical trajectory of the team’s aesthetics. The other will be an alternate take, in which I can explore different identities and shirk brand equity to have a little fun. I’ve also got plans to include several attempted relocations, with a focus on deals that fell through at the last minute/pose the most visual interest. These will not have alternate takes since they are essentially alternate takes in their own right. The releases will go by chronology, starting with the Boston Braves. The only one out of order is the last one since the short lifespan of the said team leaves their visual history up for more speculation. TEAMS The Defunct Set Boston Braves (Boston Beacons) St. Louis Browns (Updated) (Oriole-ized) (Updated) (Update II) (Baltimore Orioles tweaking) Philadelphia Athletics (The Charlie O Touch) (Mini-Update) (Full Update) New York Giants (Updated) (New York Gothams) (Update and Mets Variants) Brooklyn Dodgers (Updated "Brooklyn" script) (Brooklyn Canaries w/ Los Angeles Canaries modification) Washington Senators/Washington Nationals (Nationals Update - new primary) (Twins-style Senators/Nationals) Milwaukee Braves (Update Explanation - Second Update Explanation) (Milwaukee Brewers I and Milwaukee Brewers II) Kansas City Athletics (Update Explanation) (Kansas City Blues - Update) (Kansas City Monarchs) Washington Senators II (1990s redesign) Montréal Expos (an explanation of why they left) (Explaining destinations) (Primary Design - French Canadian-centric) (Abstract Design - "eM") (Abstract design - "M-Fleur-de-Lis") ("elMb"/"eMb" updated/tweaked) Montréal Voyageurs Montréal Royaux Attempted Relocations and Failed Expansion - Organized by City Atlanta Atlanta Athletics The Carolinas Carolina Twins Charlotte Knights (ex-Florida Marlins) Connecticut Connecticut Colonials Dallas Dallas Athletics (Update) Denver Denver Athletics Denver Pirates Indianapolis Indianapolis Arrows Las Vegas Las Vegas Lizards (former Montréal Expos/Florida Marlins/potential relocation-expansion team) Los Angeles Los Angeles Angels - former Washington Sens/Nats or expansion team (Updated) Los Angeles Athletics (Update) (Kelly Green/Scarlet Red/Yellow-Gold Update) Louisville Louisville Athletics (Elephant Jersey) Miami Milwaukee Houston/Milwaukee Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers - former St. Louis Browns (Updated) (Project 32 Style) Milwaukee Athletics (Milwaukee update explanation) Milwaukee White Sox (Update Comparison & New Home Uniform Explanation) Milwaukee Brewers Prototypes Minnesota Minneapolis Giants, Twin Cities Giants, and Minnesota Giants Monterrey, México Monterrey Sultanes New Jersey New Jersey Stallions New Orleans New Orleans Athletics New Orleans Pirates Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Twisters (former Florida Marlins) Oklahoma City 89ers (former Florida Marlins) Phoenix Phoenix Athletics Portland Portland Stags (former Montréal Expos/Florida Marlins/potential relocation-expansion team) (Update) (Red/Black/Sky Blue) Sacramento - Introduction Sacramento Giants Sacramento Athletics San Antonio San Antonio Missions - former Florida Marlins San Antonio Rebeldes - former Florida Marlins San Diego San Diego Athletics San Diego Reds (Updates) San Francisco San Francisco Seals - former Washington Sens/Nats or expansion team/s San José San José Giants San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan Expos Seattle Seattle Athletics (green/yellow and green/white) Chicago Athletics and Seattle White Sox Seattle Rainiers (former Cleveland Indians) Tampa Bay - The Sweepstakes! - Introduction, Outline, and Dramatis Personæ Tampa Bay Pirates Tampa Bay Tarpons (ex-Minnesota Twins & Washington Sens/Nats)(Tampa Bay Twins/Tarpons variants) Tampa Bay Athletics Florida White Sox Tampa Bay Cannons (ex-Texas Rangers/Washington Senators) Florida Panthers (Forest Green/Creamsicle Recolor) Florida/Tampa Bay Whitecaps (Seren Script with a triple blue palette) Tampa Bay Mariners Tampa Bay Giants - The Recreations Traditional font updated Floridian cursive Update explanation Tampa Bay Sting Rays and wrap-up Compilations Toronto Toronto Giants Washington, D.C. (and Virginia) Washington Nationals (Ex-San Diego Padres) Washington Nationals (Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates) Washington Nationals (Ex-Baltimore Orioles) Virginia Fury (expansion or former Houston Astros) Virginia Fury (former Montréal Expos) Norfolk Destoryers (former Montréal Expos) Washington Grays (former Montréal Expos with a different name)
  7. Figured with the news of the Cleveland Indians changing their name, it'd be fun to get in on the Cleveland Baseball Club rebrand trend. The name I've been liking the most for them from what I've heard so far is the Cleveland Spiders, so here is my take on it! I wanted it to still feel like a team with tradition so I kept to some classic fonts, with a bit of extra flair on them to try and really own the Spiders moniker. I've seen some excellent concepts on the boards already and wanted to not be too close to them. I thought the spiderwebs under the script would be a fun switch from the swooshing line typically underneath while serving a similar visual purpose. Putting the baseball seams inside the spider helped give it a little more character and connect it to the sport while also setting it apart a bit. In the main logo along with filling the center of the C with the spider, I flattened the edge in front of the spider's face so that the negative space inside the letter would take the shape of home plate.
  8. With the former Washington (Washington Football Team) now being Washington Football Team and the soon to be former Cleveland Indians looking to change their nickname, many people have began to look over at the Braves, waiting to see what their next move will be. The team has previously stated they don't have any plans to change the team name. Instead, they have began to strengthen their relationship with the local Native American community, specifically the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. As a Braves fan myself, I would like to see some sort of week or weekend of recognition during the last home stand closest to Indigenous People's Day. Back in July, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gifted Hank Aaron with a jersey that had his name in Cherokee Syllabary. This gave me the idea to "create" (more so modify) the Atlanta Braves home jerseys so that they pay tribute to the Cherokee and all Native Americans as a way to bring awareness to their endangered language. Primary Home White: Replacing "Braves" on the front is the Cherokee word "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" which according to the English-Cherokee dictionary means brave or courageous. On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation. On the back is Henry Aaron's name in Syllabary as seen on a jersey given to him by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Alternate Home Red: "Braves" is again replaced on the front by the Cherokee word "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ". On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation. "Aaron", in Syllabary, is again on the back. Alternate Home Cream: "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" replacing "Braves" on the front without the tomahawk. On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation and on the right sleeve is the Braves secondary logo/crest. "Aaron", in Syllabary, is again on the back. Home Cap and Batting Helmet: I wasn't exactly able to find the translation for Atlanta in Syllabary so I used the first symbol in "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" for the cap. I would love to know what everyone thinks. Is there anything i got wrong? Some suggestions? All is welcome
  9. I searched through threads for the past year and couldn't find anything like this, so I figured I would post it. The idea behind this thread is to post interesting facts or statistics that a lot of people don't know. It'll essentially be the answers to trivia questions. I've got two interesting ones to start this thread off. The Minnesota Vikings were the first team to kick an extra point from the 15-yard line. Tom Brady has played two games at University of Phoenix Stadium, but he has never played the Cardinals there. The Pats have played two Super Bowls there, but only played the Cardinals at home since the stadium was built.
  10. When I was in my early teens, my parents bought me NCAA Football 98 for the computer. I really enjoyed the game, and it was very well-designed for the most part: 100+ schools; full-season play with rankings, major bowl games, and major awards; school fight songs; decent playbooks; something approximating logos on the helmets. It was a very good game for the late 1990s---not as good as the Football Pro series overall, but distinctly collegiate and lots of fun. Anyway, despite the overall quality, there were two details that I have since learned were wrong. One, LSU by default wears yellow jerseys over white pants at home in that game. Two, Missouri's colors are green and gold in the game instead of black and gold. (Come to think of it, I think the latter was also the case in that college hoops game for the Super Nintendo even earlier.) I was wondering: have you guys and gals noticed any similar errors in other games? (Incidentally, Football Pro 98 has the Eagles wearing kelly-green-and-gray even though they were in their second season with their current and inferior color scheme.)
  11. I used to have a clunky old template that I'd cobbled together from 3 or 4 other templates, but I never liked it much so I never used it. At some point I'd found a drawing of a baseball player that I thought might make a possible template if I fiddled around with it, but I never had the time. So anyway, world wide pandemic, and I have time. Here it is...
  12. Miller Brewing Company's sponsorship contract with the Milwaukee Brewers' ballpark comes to an end this year. American Family Insurance has bought the naming rights in a 15 year deal which will result in the stadium changing names from Miller Park to American Family Field. The logo for the renamed stadium was released today. I know Miller was technically a corporate sponsorship name, but it just felt so very right and natural like it could have been the permanent name of the facility. American Family Field joins the list of insurance companies i had no clue existed that are now sponsoring baseball stadiums. As far as the new logo, I actually like it for having shoved the American Family logo in there. My biggest gripe is the difference in font between the corporate name and the word field.
  13. Hi everyone! I hope you're all staying safe and healthy during this strange, uncertain time. Since I've had more time on my hands than usual, I decided to revisit an extensive MLB project I began a while back. The premise is simple: What if each MLB team (except, of course, the Yankees) began adopting alternate uniforms starting in the 1960s? Rather than just choose an arbitrary year, I decided on 1963 as my specific starting point as that was the year the Kansas City Athletics introduced their solid green and gold uniforms. Some designs will be inspired by teams' era-appropriate batting practice jerseys, while others will be completely original. Also, teams with co-dominant colors (such as the Pirates and their black and gold) will get multiple alternates, one for each color. I tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but if I neglect to include a particular look from any team's post-1963 history--no matter how brief--please do not hesitate to point it out. I briefly considered posting teams by era, but given how convoluted that would become (some teams might introduce an alternate in the '70s and wear it for 20 years, while others might have one for only two or three seasons in the '60s, for instance) I ultimately decided to just go team by team in alphabetical order. Since the D-Backs were born in the era of alternates, we'll start instead with the Braves. C&C appreciated! BRAVES HOME ALT (1966-71) BRAVES ROAD ALT (1966-71) BRAVES HOME/ROAD ALT (1972-75) BRAVES HOME ALT (1976-86) BRAVES ROAD ALT (1976-86) BRAVES HOME ALT (2000s)* *The Braves introduce a gold home alt in the 2000/2010s because why not? I think it looks cool. I didn't do any late '80s-early 2000s alternates as they would look more or less the same as their current alternates. C&C appreciated!
  14. I've made no secret of my distaste for the Brewers' new logo and uniforms. I'm hoping that the club will do with their 50th Anniversary set what they did for their 25th Anniversary set, which is make some tweaks after a couple years. With that in mind, I worked up some tweaks to the current set, and would be glad for your feedback. Nothing here is more radical than that 28th Anniversary makeover (with one notable exception we'll get to later), so I could see something like this actually happening. Template is courtesy of @rsaline, with my gratitude. The basic ground rules I set for myself: only minor changes to the typeface and logo(s). keep the color scheme. I really wanted to try and limit the scope to what the Brewers did in 1997. So, with all that said, here's the concept. The cap logo is consistent across all platforms, being a very slightly modified version of the classic logo. Certainly less modified than the current one that the owner let his kid trash. HOME UNIFORMS: I kept cream as the primary home, and pinstripes on white as an alternate. I don't think the Brewers are on a schedule anymore, but I liked the "On Fridays We Wear Pinstripes" campaign. The cream uniform eliminates the thick 70s sleeve striping in favor of taking the current pants stripes and applying it consistently to the jersey. This also ties in with the striping pattern on the current road uniforms. The sleeve patch is @ren69's gorgeous update of the Brewers' 1940s Barrelman logo. I think it works a little better as a sleeve patch than the swinging Barrelman, being more square and with fewer thin appendages. The pinstripes are clean and classic. The cap logo is repeated on the sleeves as an homage to the alternate uniform worn from 2006 through last season; the Brewers have never worn pinstripes with any other logo, so it certainly seems to fit. ROAD UNIFORMS: Again, I conformed the stripes on the road jersey. It really bothers me that none of the current jerseys have the same striping. The sleeve patch is carried over from the home creams, to create another consistent element in the two primary sets. I did consider re-coloring his uniform to gray, but decided to keep him in the home uniform. The road alternate is near-perfect (so long as I'm keeping the current scripts). All I did was swap out the sleeve patch for the Barrelman batting. And here's where we get creative. HOME/ROAD ALTERNATE: Although powder blue is overused in MLB right now, the Brewers certainly have a claim to it (even originating the #PowerBlue hashtag a couple seasons ago). This jersey could be worn on the road or at home, and incorporates the classic Milwaukee wordmark with the People's Flag of Milwaukee, symbol of the city. Well, whadd'ya think?
  15. AidenT0605

    MLB x Soccer

    I was bored and i have a Pes Master Premium subscription so i thought why not combine loves of mine Baseball and Soccer (Its football, we use our feet) I wanted to keep some Baseball jersey elements like the team logo placement, so some teams will have logos in the place of the badge. Some teams will not have sponsors at all. The sponsors are the companies that own the naming rights to the teams arena. I've also kept it down to 4 kits (Home, Away, 3rd and GK). The 3rd kit will be mainly classic jerseys but some teams who havent changed their jerseys in a long time will have some thing different. I'm doing these in alphabetical order. I also want to hear peoples opinons on the way ive shown these off. So anyway here are the first two Arizona Diamondbacks This one is quite basic. As you can tell Ive gone with the 1998 Diamondbacks whites. Overtime the 3rds have grown on me. Atlanta Braves I started to get a bit creative for the Braves. The away uses the england Warm us shirt design. you cannot see it on this photo but the 3rd has the sleeve design off the 1974 jerseys on the shorts because i wasnt quite sure how i would do sleeve logos. If wanted at the end i can upload all shirts. i will add shots from inside of pes at some point when i have chance. I would love to hear peoples opinions on these two. I have made the orioles but i'm gonna release 2 at a time
  16. National League North: CHC | CIN | MIL | STL Pacific: COL | LAD | SD | SF Atlantic: MON | NYM | PHI | PIT South: ATL | CHA | MIA | WSH American League North: CWS | CLE | DET | MIN Pacific: ANA | OAK | POR | SEA Atlantic: BAL | BOS | NYY | TOR South: ARI | HOU | KC | TEX Two teams switch leagues (Arizona to AL; Tampa Bay to NL), two expansion teams are added (Portland in the AL; Charlotte in the NL), one team relocates (Tampa Bay subsequently relocates to Montreal as agreement to switch leagues) and MLB goes to a 4-team, 4-division format for each league... Just a preview of what lies ahead with this series:
  17. I've attempted to take MLB teams, combined with NFL counterparts and their jersey designs, C&C always welcome! This may be a series for the full league, I'm open to requests as well. And with that, here we go... LA ANGELS = RAMS The thought here was to try and mimic the Rams horns design with some sort of wing design on the sleeves. OAKLAND A'S = RAIDERS HOUSTON ASTROS = TEXANS TORONTO BLUE JAYS = BILLS CLEVELAND INDIANS = BROWNS Inspired by the color rush but in away form. CINCINNATI REDS = BENGALS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES = EAGLES
  18. As some of you may recall, a few years ago I put together a simulated league of past World Series champions, to try and settle the argument of which was the best MLB team of the World Series era. And I was as surprised as everyone else when the all-time champions of Major League Baseball turned out to be... the 1997 Florida Marlins. Well, with the real sports world mostly shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a few more teams having laid claim to inclusion in such an event in the years since that first ATCL, I've decided now is the perfect time to revisit, and try to improve upon, the concept. So, today, I hereby announce the Second Edition of the MLB All-Time Champions' Leagues. I am using Out Of The Park 21 to create and run the ATCL. Here are the basics: 36 teams overall (18 each representing the American and National Leagues, in three six-team divisions each) Designated hitter in American League only Regular season: 162 games per team, schedules weighted toward divisional play, with no interleague play Postseason: Eight teams (all division winners + one wild-card team per league) qualify; all rounds best-of-seven series I have also revamped the eligibility rules. To be considered for the ATCL, a team must have met one of the following criteria (listed in priority order for purposes of determining qualifying priority): Won a World Series as (a) the only World Series championship team, or (b) the team with the best record among two or more World Series championship teams, in its franchise's history. (For ATCL purposes, relocated franchises count separately; e.g. the Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers count as two separate franchises. Franchises operating in the same market under more than one name, e.g. the New York Highlanders/Yankees, count as a single franchise.) Won a World Series following a regular season with a win percentage of 0.617 (the equivalent of winning 100 games in a 162-game season) or higher. (Applies only to franchises that already have another ATCL-eligible team under criterion 1 above. Such teams representing the same franchise must be at least eight seasons apart. For franchises with clusters of two or more teams qualifying under this criterion within an eight-year span, only the team with the best regular-season record within that span shall be eligible for invitation.) Finished a regular season with a win percentage of 0.617 or higher without winning that season's World Series, in a franchise that has never had a World Series champion. Special cases: 1919 Cincinnati Reds: Given that (1) the Reds organization and players themselves were not implicated in the "Black Sox" scandal beyond being its unwitting beneficiaries, and (2) the 1919 team is otherwise ATCL-eligible under criterion 1 above, the 1919 Reds are deemed eligible for the ATCL. 1940s St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals won three World Series between 1942 and 1946, with the 1942 team having the best regular-season win percentage of the three. However, the 1942 and 1944 championships were won while MLB rosters consisted largely of replacement players (due to many regular players having been drafted for military service during World War II). The 1946 championship was won after the regular players returned to MLB; although their regular-season record was slightly worse than the 1942 and 1944 teams (but still ATCL-eligible), given the aforementioned circumstances the 1946 Cardinals have been chosen to represent this cluster of ATCL-eligible Cardinals teams instead. 2017 Houston Astros, 2018 Boston Red Sox: In 2019, both of these teams were implicated in an electronic sign-stealing scandal; as a result, their respective World Series championship seasons have been thrown into disrepute. Although the 2017 Astros otherwise meet criterion 1 and the 2018 Red Sox criterion 2, both teams are deemed ineligible for the ATCL. In the World Series era (i.e. since the 1903 season), nineteen AL teams and twenty-five NL teams have met the above criteria. The top seventeen from each league were placed directly into the ATCL. For the AL, the two remaining teams were matched up in a best-of-seven play-in series, with the 1948 Cleveland Indians defeating the 2001 Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2. (The 2001 Mariners were the only non-World-Series-winning AL team to qualify under criterion 3.) For the NL, the eight remaining teams were placed into a play-in tournament of three best-of-seven rounds. (*criterion 3 qualifier) Quarterfinal: 1998 Houston Astros* def. 2016 Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 Quarterfinal: 1967 St. Louis Cardinals def. 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3 Quarterfinal: 1946 St. Louis Cardinals def. 1969 New York Mets, 4 games to 3 Quarterfinal: 1954 New York Giants def. 1994 Montreal Expos*, 4 games to 1 Semifinal: 1998 Astros* def. 1967 Cardinals, 4 games to 1 Semifinal: 1946 Cardinals def. 1954 Giants, 4 games to 3 Final: 1946 Cardinals def. 1998 Astros*, 4 games to 2 So, without further ado, here are the 36 ATCL teams and their divisional alignment (and OOTP's auto-generated preseason predictions): I plan on running the ATCL 2nd Edition at a more leisurely pace than the first. Since the league technically runs in calendar year 2020, first I will sim it in chunks of multiple days or weeks until I get caught up with the actual date. Then I'll sim each day at a time, so that the virtual pennant races play out over the entire summer followed by the playoffs in October, just like a normal MLB season in a normal year. I'll also be selecting Games of the Day, Week, and Month for each league, and sharing their replay files, so that anyone with OOTP can watch them. (I'm also considering doing video recordings of each Game of the Week, and eventually all playoff games, and posting them to YouTube.) They're all World Series champions, but which team is the greatest of all time? One of the three teams each representing the Yankees, A's or Braves? One of two each from the Tigers, Indians, Giants, Cards, Dodgers or Reds? Last year's champs, the Washington Nationals? Or could the '97 Marlins even make another improbable run? We're about to find out...
  19. Okay so just to start off, I have no design sense whatsoever. So now that that's out of the way, let's get to the concept. I'm not really bored as much as I am lazy under the COVID-19 stuff, so I have forced myself to try to do something. I guess I'll try to design logos or something because why not. First, let's come up with a quirky and cool name. Under quarantine... what rhymes with quarantine... sixteen! Like a bracket! Because March! ..Right? Anyway, I decided I'd make concept logos for each major league, four for the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL, but I also want to do soccer, so throw in two for the MLS, making it eighteen. You may be thinking, that doesn't work for a bracket, and you're smart and you know that's right. But I came up with this brilliant idea at one in the morning, and when I woke up, I had already made a logo and posted it on Instagram so oh well let's make it up as we go. (why is the process of uploading images so strange?) Anyway, as you can see, I am very mature and professional. I tried to turn the toilet paper roll into a lowercase "q" (kinda like the Flyers with the "p"), but I don't think I really succeeded. I have mostly branded the series with just a single roll, and sports can be switched out by shoving them in the middle. I compiled a list of 36 cities and took to my Instagram and polled the poop out of the 12 people that follow me until it was down to the 18 logos to be made (if I stay motivated that long)
  20. Hello everyone! Due to this quarantine, I have decided to start back up a Baseball Concept Uniform Tread! Each team will have at least one home alternate and road alternate uniform, and one spring training uniform. C&C is always appreciated, so please give your feedback! I will start with the American League then move to the National League. I hope you enjoy! BALTIMORE ORIOLES: The Orioles have some of the nicest uniforms in the league, in my opinion. The black and orange work really well together. I wanted to make the Orioles a primary orange team(which is what they should always be), so I added a orange hat to the road uniform, road alternate uniform 1, and the Spring Training uniform. I added another black uniform using the "O's" logo, maybe a jersey they wear on special occasions on the road. HOME: ROAD: HOME ALT: ROAD ALT 1: ROAD ALT 2: SPRING TRAINING:
  21. With the influx of powder blue uniforms returning to the MLB, I thought to myself "What if the majority of teams had a road uniform that wasn't grey?". So that's exactly what I tried to answer with this series. A few points need to be made before I post the first uniform. - Not every team will be featured. I only picked the teams that I think could get by not having a grey uniform - Not every team that had a powder blue uniform in its past will be featured - Some of these uniforms will actually be alternates, because I like the team's current grey roads - Four of the teams featured will have 2 sets of colored uniforms - 16 teams in total will have non-grey uniforms. Hope you all enjoy this series! FINISHED TEAMS Arizona Diamondbacks Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox Colorado Rockies Kansas City Royals Miami Marlins Milwaukee Brewers Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays
  22. 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!
  23. I couldn't find any predictions megathreads, so I figured why not I be the one to start it? I'm gonna start this first of all with my WAY TOO EARLY NFL PREDICTIONS NFC EAST: AFC EAST: PHI 11-5 BUF 10-6 DAL 9-7 NE 7-9 WAS 4-12 NYJ 5-11 NYG 3-13 MIA 4-12 NFC NORTH: AFC NORTH: GB 11-5 BAL 13-3 MIN 9-7 PIT 9-7 CHI 8-8 CLE 8-8 DET 5-11 CIN 4-12 NFC SOUTH: AFC SOUTH: NO 13-3 IND 10-6 TB 10-6 TEN 9-7 ATL 9-7 HOU 7-9 CAR 2-14 JAX 2-14 NFC WEST: AFC WEST: SEA 12-4 KC 13-3 SF 10-6 DEN 9-7 ARI 8-8 LV 7-9 LAR 8-8 LAC 7-9 NFC PLAYOFFS: AFC PLAYOFFS: #1 NO 13-3 #1 BAL 13-3 #2 SEA 12-4 #2 KC 13-3 #3 GB 11-5 #3 IND 10-6 #4 PHI 11-5 #4 BUF 10-6 #5 TB 10-6 #5 PIT 9-7 #6 SF 10-6 #6 DEN 9-7 #7 DAL 9-7 #7 TEN 9-7 WILD CARD: PIT over BUF IND over DEN KC over TEN TB over PHI GB over SF SEA over DAL DIVISIONAL: KC over IND BAL over PIT GB over SEA NO over TB CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: BAL over KC NO over GB SUPER BOWL 55: NO 28 - 38 BAL RAVENS ARE YOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!
  24. Hey everyone, I am looking for some constructive criticism and just opinions in general of my MLB uniforms designs or tweaks. Basically, this is what I would do to each MLB team's uniform. I will upload the American League uniforms first, and then the National League uniforms. I will go alphabetically for each team from the East Division first, then in the Central Division, and finally in the West Division in the American League and then the National League. I will be using the Wikipedia template, and therefore, if you have Microsoft Paint, you will easily be able to make edits to the template (or use a third-party app called Paintbrush if you're a Mac user like me).
  25. Welcome, everybody, to this brand new series! I can't wait to get going on this thing, and I just think it's super cool y'all are checking this out. Since I first posted my very first few concepts on here on a few months ago, I feel I've learned a lot, and hopefully you all see that improvement as this series unfolds. I'll try my very best to keep updates daily. Below is the order in which I will be posting all 30 MLB teams: AL West - - Seattle Mariners (Ver. 2) - Oakland Athletics - Houston Astros (Houston Colt .45s) - Los Angeles Angels (Revamped Alts) - Texas Rangers NL West - - Los Angeles Dodgers - San Francisco Giants (San Francisco Seals) - Arizona Diamondbacks - San Diego Padres - Colorado Rockies AL Central - - Cleveland Indians - Kansas City Royals - Chicago White Sox - Detroit Tigers - Minnesota Twins NL Central - - Pittsburgh Pirates - Cincinnati Reds - St. Louis Cardinals - Milwaukee Brewers - Chicago Cubs AL East - - Boston Red Sox - New York Yankees - Baltimore Orioles - Tampa Bay Rays (Expos/Montreal rebrand) - Toronto Blue Jays NL East - - Philadelphia Phillies - New York Mets - Atlanta Braves - Washington Nationals (Senators rebrand) - Miami Marlins Each team will get four uniform options, including a home, road, and two alternate jerseys. For most teams, I will be avoiding adding throwbacks as their alts, but teams with classic looks like the Dodgers, Red Sox, and Yanks might end up with one as a fourth uniform option. some changes will be very small, others will be complete overhauls of team identities. And hopefully you'll like what I do to your favorite team's look. Anyway, that's enough talking. Let's get this thing started! As always, constructive criticism is encouraged. Enjoy!