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  1. Hey there, everybody, I'm new around here. I've always had a passion for sports and sports logos, specifically baseball, but I don't really know a whole lot about graphic design. I've had some free time to dabble in the redesign arena lately, however. Thanks to @rsaline's wonderfully easy to use template, I have been able to knock out quite a couple teams this past week or so. Now, it's my first time doing anything like this, so I obviously welcome critiques. I probably won't have time to go back to fix everything based off of suggestions right away, but I'll do my best. Right away, you'll notice I haven't done anything too crazy with the few teams I've finished so far, and I don't plan to do so. You'll also find that I rank the old MLB logos and jerseys over the current looks. You'll see an abundance of throwback logos, fonts, and colors. Anyway, without any further comments, let's get underway! - Nate
  2. The Minor Leagues of professional baseball are known for wacky and weird team names. This thesis study aims to explore the development process of creating such teams. The idea is to develop a series of logos from community created minor league baseball teams. These team names are developed by using a series of requirements like location followed by a mascot which can come from the name of animals, profession, nature, local landmarks, people, food, pronouns, or things in your garage. This servery will help you develop your own team. Only 6 teams will be selected so make it interesting. Bonus Points for team names that relate to the location (ex. New Orleans Baby Cakes) LINK FOR SURVEY:
  3. So the MLB and MiLB Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) is set to expire after the 2020 season. This is the agreement that outlines the single affiliation model and states the 160 MiLB clubs from AAA to Advanced Rookie will have an MLB affiliate. MiLB hopes to have a new agreement in place by the end of the winter meetings, as to not have it hanging over their head the entire season (link). As analytics continue to become more and more prevalent in all aspects of the games, MLB appears to be positioning for a more streamlined and efficient minor league system that allows them to better train, develop, and evaluate prospects. Commissioner Manfred has even publicly said that MLB would like to see fewer affiliates and better facilities (link). It seems from current stadium issues (see Beloit), that MiLB has already succumbed to MLB demands to increase stadium facility requirements. Apparently, last time this occurred was in 1992 and subsequently MiLB was met with multiple teams relocating and other restructuring. Regardless, if there are stricter facility rules, we could see some current MiLB stadiums deemed ineligible and could thus force teams to seek new stadiums or relocate. Has anyone heard any rumors as to developments of the PBA for 2020? What stadiums do you think would be most at risk? And if MLB gets their way, even though MiLB is opposed to reducing the 160 required affiliation number, what do you think are some likely scenarios that MLB and MiLB agree to restructuring? How would this affect the current league set up in the minors?
  4. Bit of an odd topic, I imagine. I'm Irish, living on the Isle of Man, and while I'm a fan of the Rockies and baseball in general, I don't really get any exposure to MiLB. However, I do often see the various themed logos (foods, movies etc) and keep thinking to myself "man, I'd love something with that on it". But they don't ship outside of the States. Well, this year I'm off to Disney Orlando for the missus' 30th (apparently I'm marrying a child...) and I figure now is as good a time as any to order a load of the more novelty themed gear and have it delivered to the resort for me. I've already earmarked a few that I really like (Buffalo Wings and Fayetteville Woodpeckers (though I know that's not themed, I just love birds and the logo is killer IMO) and Norfolk Coffee for my better half), but I was wondering what some of your favourites were, to get some more inspiration on others to look for? I really wanted a Lansing Locos cap but they only have the 59Fifty style left, which doesn't suit my head at all.
  6. I've been away from the Boards for some time now, but it's good to be back. This little project started as a school project, but I liked the direction so much that I decided to expand it, adding a secondary logo and a wordmark. A little background information - the Northwest Arkansas Springdale Naturals are a MiLB club playing in the Texas League and serve as a the AA affiliate to the Royals. This is their current logo. My basis for the name change started with the fact that there is another Arkansas-branded club in the same league (the Arkansas Travelers). The name "Springdale" is a more suitable handle for the region and gives the local supporters a bit more personal connection to the team. It's also shorter and cleaner than the former. Some details about the brand itself; Springdale is located in the Ozarks (which runs through Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas). This served as the inspiration for the mountains in the primary. The two primary colours (navy and maroon) are derived from the Springdale crest.* The sky blue is taken from the many waterfalls found in the Ozarks. The four stars are taken from the Arkansas flag. You'll probably notice a star in the top left corner of the secondary mark. The outline behind the N is the shape of Arkansas, and the placement of the star is actually the location of the city of Springdale on the map! (I moved it a little bit southeast, I just didn't want it to clash with the outline of the N) * - I don't know if this is the official Springdale crest. I Googled it and this was the best result I got. Any help in this matter would be appreciated! PRIMARY LOGO SECONDARY LOGO FULL SET Feel free to check it out on Behance! Show some love if you want, anything is much appreciated! Leave any C&C if you wish.
  7. I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
  8. The title speaks for itself. There are a lot of (some intentionally) ludicrous MiLB identities, but many are really sharp and have stood the test of time. This list can include teams that are now defunct. The original Zephyrs had a great uniform and name. Greg Seher designed a really nice set for a New Orleans Zephyrs expansion team with Mardi Gras colors on his blog but has since taken it down. The Jordan-era Birmingham Barons had a really classy identity. Add a dash of red and you're golden: The Hawaii Islanders had some wonderful uniforms over the years, but this one from the '90s might be my favorite: The Salt Lake Bees have a strong identity, albeit a bit derivative of the Pirates. Just put 'em in pinstripes and I think you'd avoid a lot of those comparisons. What are some other MiLB identities that you feel could hold their own in the Majors?
  9. I was going to post this in the "Players in the Wrong Uniform" thread but didn't know if it should be there. Baseball and hockey have a rarity, that is until the G-League takes off and every team has an affiliate, in that players can come up and be sent down for a variety of reasons. It's always crazy when you see your star players suiting up for your farm teams. I got this idea when I searched for Ryan Braun while he was doing his rehab assignment in Appleton as a member of the Timber Rattlers as seen in this video.... As well as seeing the picture of David Ortiz playing for the same team when they were a Seattle Mariners affiliate. These aren't necessarily the wrong uniforms, just rare occasions. Are there others out there like this? What's even more rare about the above video is that it was also a famous MiLB "one off" night. Are there any others like that?
  10. I am a terrible person Edit: yes, this was somewhat of a :censored:post-y concept, but it's not as much of a reach as some may think. I saw an online ad for "Spinners" the other day and immediately thought of the Lowell Spinners, the single-A short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Once I found out the team was already on board, I couldn't resist. Honestly, I think it's not that bad for a one-off (at least comparatively). I am still a terrible person
  11. Another rebrand of a MiLB league logo. This time it's the California League whose current logo has been in use since 2000. No more baseball and bats, or gold and red, but orange and yellow as the two new colors. Link to current mark:
  12. Yeah, I feel like the Dash's identity is already dated, no I didn't realize how ugly warthogs actually are. Y'all really don't read this stuff, so look at the concept and tell me what I did wrong.
  13. I've wanted for a while to do a redesign of the Midland Rockhounds logo, so as soon as the right idea struck me, i got to it. Their current logo is incredibly tacky and outdated, and needs a change really soon. So, i took the idea of Rockhounds and tried to add a little more meaning to it than just a dog with a rock, and instead i made a more realistically proportionate bloodhound with a coal miner's hat, which i envision becoming the symbol of the team and a big souvenir item. The shape behind is meant to represent a mine and the colors have a more Texas feel than before, and more appropriate for mining. Old: New: What do you think of this update for Midland? C&C much appreciated as always, thanks!
  14. So, the Montgomery Biscuits have IMO, a 6/10 logo. My logo ranking is made is made up of two parts, Idea and Execution. It gets a 10 for the idea, but a 2 for execution. I mean you know you have a bad logo when the outline widths are noticeably different on the SAME detail/shape. This is probably more of a tweak than a full-on rebrand, but they're still more than 1 RGB step up on a color. I made the outlines consistent and tweaked the colors a little bit. If you don't know here's their old logo And my edition No fancy sheet right now. The uniforms I would like some feedback on the hands because I'm unsure how to make a good fist but I don't know how both hands open looks. Other C&C welcome though!
  15. Am I the only one who didn't know this was a thing? Minor League Baseball is now selling retro merchandise, what they're calling the "Hometown Collection" Of particular interest to me are the two Madison, Wisconsin teams - the old Muskies and the Hatters, who were a one-year wonder when I was at the University (and who had the bestest name ever). Some of the teams and designs are very old - Ebbets Field Flannels old - but some are more recent. And those are the more interesting ones to me. Any Portland fans still missing baseball, they have this for you: I also like seeing the Queens Kings represented. They were the one-year identity for Brooklyn Cyclones after moving from St. Catherine's and while waiting for the ballpark in Brooklyn to be finished. What do you guys think? Is this old news? And what clubs would you like to see represented?
  16. So, I was browsing through the minor league baseball logo files and I came across a few that are in desperate need of a refreshing or... much more than that. One of the worst logos in my opinion was the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League whose main emblem is rudimentary at best. I also felt their design as a whole was dated, so i really wanted to take them on. I don't know if I'll work on a few more teams for this alongside my Updates & Overhauls thread, I'll just have to play it by ear, But I will be posting uniforms for the Devils. So, here is my take on the Tri-City Dust Devils: C&C is appreciated, Thx!
  17. Hi! Here's another redesigned MiLB league logo, the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) mark. Their current logo is not good, not bad, just generic and mediocre. My redesigned mark has the shape of a U.S. Pacific Coast Highway 101 metal road sign. The color scheme is pretty much the same. Link to current logo:
  18. Another MiLB league logo rebrand – this time it's the Eastern League. I picked a classic serif typeface and the Stars and Stripes motif because the history of the United States of America began in the Northeast. Here's the link to the league's current (and tremendously outdated) logo:
  19. Another MiLB league logo rebrand – this time it's the Pioneer League's mark. The league operates in the Rocky Mountain region. The original logo is from 1990 and it's quite chaotic, messy and outdated. Link to the current logo:
  20. This is my rebrand of the current MiLB Florida State League roundel logo which will turn 27 years next year. No more black but yellow-gold as a supporting color. Link to the original mark:
  21. Eastern League All-Star Game
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. So I have had this concept sort of tucked away until the right moment to post on these boards and today finally I can post it. This past summer I was fortunate enough to be a full time staff member for the Bowling Green Hot Rods a class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays as a group sales guy during the day and every job you can think of during games. I had came up with a few mock ups of promos to present to the assistant GM of the team to add to our promo schedule and he became so impressed with my work that he and the GM would give me design projects throughout the season that we would use for promos and presentations and materials for that season and next season. My last project that they gave me was to come up with a few concepts for a "What If" Night at the ballpark for the 2016 season. Now if you dont know this, the Hot Rods were the creators of this promo back when they became the Cave Shrimp for one night during their first season in Kentucky and won a golden bobble head award for best promo that season. I had came up with 3 concepts, the Stingrays, the Moonshiners, and the Bootleggers. They immediately fell in love with my Bootleggers concept and choose to use that for their promo and use my hat logo for the players to wear and sell to the fans. They created their own jersey for the occasion that is a jersey with a bourbon barrel on it. As soon as they announced the promo, I wanted to share to y'all my design and what they BG Hot Rods will be wearing on the field come July 16th. The design for the Primary Barrel Man came from old photos I found at a local photo archive at the local library in Bowling Green of moonshine runners during the prohibition era. A lot of photos were of old grizzly looking men. Also Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band's face was the inspiration of the Barrel Man's face haha. I choose the colors brown and orange because it was a very under utilized color scheme in baseball today and they look great together. I used a dark brown for the base color and I utilized the "broadway burnt orange" that brandiose was going to use when they redesigned the Nashville Sounds. The uniform is based off a 70's early 80's uniform style that the Astros and Indians utilized. And Elastic waistband pants with buttons that were the norm during the 70's just fit well with the classic look of the uniform. The Hot Rods changed the hat from a dark brown to a black hat, but the Barrel Man logo's colors fit perfectly with my design. And to go with the craziness that is minor league baseball, they created a bourbon barrel jersey to auction off after the game. Here is what it will all look like on the field: If you want to see my whole design presentation you can catch it on my Behance page: