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They are 274-226 since the Bird had come back. They are now 2304-1827 all time with the Smiling Face adorned caps. Their winning percentage has risen a point.

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Is it a coincidence that this team got better once they brought this symbol back? Or is it ..Magic?

(BTW, the white panel Bird cap is my favorite cap in all of baseball.)

Anyway, discuss away.

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So, the Orioles are successful..... because of a logo change? Please, it's nothing more than a coincidence. However, I'm still glad they went back to the cartoon bird as Orioles fans seem to like it more.

Listen here, guy, don't be all mad just because your dolphin is now some soulless shape.

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So, the Orioles are successful..... because of a logo change? Please, it's nothing more than a coincidence. However, I'm still glad they went back to the cartoon bird as Orioles fans seem to like it more.

Listen here, guy, don't be all mad just because your dolphin is now toothpaste.

FYP.

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The change to the cartoon bird has been widely seen by O's fans in the greater DC/Balto area as an enormous upgrade over the "realistic" bird and/or caps that just feature the "O's" letter mark. As soon as it was announced the merch started flying off of the shelves here.

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Nah, he should have a throwback B cap on.

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The Old-English B hat is about a billion times better than this generic...thing. As much as you like plain-jane baseball uniforms, not every MLB team needs to have a generic letter, as it's no longer 1907.

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The chart says it all, specifically at the bottom where it shows which logo their HOFers wore.

Brady Anderson, Albert Belle and Ben McDonald were no match for Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray and Jim Palmer. Cal split it but had his WS win in the cartoon bird cap.

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The change to the cartoon bird has been widely seen by O's fans in the greater DC/Balto area as an enormous upgrade over the "realistic" bird and/or caps that just feature the "O's" letter mark. As soon as it was announced the merch started flying off of the shelves here.

It's like the Charlotte Hornets. Some things have an emotional connection with the local fans that are difficult to explain.

When they switched back to the cartoon bird you could almost feel a shift with the organization. This could be new-agey, hippie dippie nonsense, but I don't think it's a coincidence that when they went back to a logo that people associated with positive memories that the team on the field started playing better. They've made the playoffs in two of the last three years. In 2011 after years of losing seasons and irrelevance they went 69-93 in their last season with the ornithologically accurate bird. In 2012 their first full year with Showalter they switched to the cartoon bird, flipped their record to 93-69, and made the playoffs. I'm not saying it's even 5% of the reason for the turnaround, but there's something there.

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Nah, he should have a throwback B cap on.

19633bo.jpg

The Old-English B hat is about a billion times better than this generic...thing. As much as you like plain-jane baseball uniforms, not every MLB team needs to have a generic letter, as it's no longer 1907.

buck-showalter-hat-300x300.jpg

In general, I agree. I love that Old English "B", which might be the best cap logo they've ever had.

But we were talking about one specific application, and the Old English is too complicated to be included as part of the Smiling Oriole logo. That's why I suggested the block "B" - simple enough to reproduce at a small size, and yet none of the "ashamed of our city" factor the O's cap has.

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Nah, he should have a throwback B cap on.

19633bo.jpg

The Old-English B hat is about a billion times better than this generic...thing. As much as you like plain-jane baseball uniforms, not every MLB team needs to have a generic letter, as it's no longer 1907.

buck-showalter-hat-300x300.jpg

In general, I agree. I love that Old English "B", which might be the best cap logo they've ever had.

But we were talking about one specific application, and the Old English is too complicated to be included as part of the Smiling Oriole logo. That's why I suggested the block "B" - simple enough to reproduce at a small size, and yet none of the "ashamed of our city" factor the O's cap has.

Got it and agree with the specific application - seems as though I misinterpreted your post.

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