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IMO, The Padres still looked horrible.  Everyone else had the regular road jersey with team name or city name across the front, then San Diego has to come along and wear the monogram.  Looked stupid alongside everyone else.

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3 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

I was not very impressed by the caps at all. They almost looked like those gas station team knock-off caps you buy at a Flying-J in Idaho or Utah. At least that was the impression I got when watching the game. The only thing missing is the Velcro strap in the back.

 

I think this whole special caps/AKA more merch to sell thing's gotta stop. It's gone too far when, say, Andrew Miller looks classy Yankee pinstripes from the neck down and I-bought-this-cap-with-my-hot-dog-combo-a-mountain-dew-and-a-BIC-lighter-all-for-$11.25 from the neck up.

 

First of all:

 

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 Couldn't have said it better myself.

 

Second of all: Not only does the special caps/uniform template thing in MLB need to stop, it needs to stop across all of the Big 4 in general. There are exceptions, though too many pieces of team identity are sacrificed in the name of league-mandated special event jerseys (NBA's Xmas, particularly 2012's solid-color, 2013's sleeved-with-a-silver-colored-logo-on-front, and 2014's first-name-on-a-contrasting-nameplate-below the-number-with-a-logo-on-front jerseys), hats (MLB All-Star Game), and overall uniforms (NFL's Color Rush™ and last year's NHL Stadium Series). The Red Sox don't look like the Red Sox when the B on their navy hat isn't red (or vice versa on their 1970s red throwback hats).

 

I know it won't happen, because merchandise=money, but it would sure be nice if this stuff was toned back significantly.

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8 hours ago, DustDevil61 said:

 

First of all:

 

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 Couldn't have said it better myself.

 

Second of all: Not only does the special caps/uniform template thing in MLB need to stop, it needs to stop across all of the Big 4 in general. There are exceptions, though too many pieces of team identity are sacrificed in the name of league-mandated special event jerseys (NBA's Xmas, particularly 2012's solid-color, 2013's sleeved-with-a-silver-colored-logo-on-front, and 2014's first-name-on-a-contrasting-nameplate-below the-number-with-a-logo-on-front jerseys), hats (MLB All-Star Game), and overall uniforms (NFL's Color Rush™ and last year's NHL Stadium Series). The Red Sox don't look like the Red Sox when the B on their navy hat isn't red (or vice versa on their 1970s red throwback hats).

 

I know it won't happen, because merchandise=money, but it would sure be nice if this stuff was toned back significantly.

 

Absolutely, it's definitely a problem across the big 4. It's an unfortunate part of this day and age, and I think it too often gets sugar-coated to taste like "kewl new merch, kidz!" or worse, in some cases, "for a good cause" when in reality it's just the highest professional leagues of sports minor leagueing themselves for a few more bucks. 

 

I seriously could do without the new merch to choose from and would be fine with - nay, ecstatic with - simple patches on regular uniforms instead. 4th of July or Memorial Day? Flag patch. Christmas? Snowflake patch. All-Star Game? Patch. Color Rush? No more! Problems solved, honors given, big events commemorated. 

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On 7/12/2016 at 8:04 PM, Bucfan56 said:

That makes sense, but didn't the Padres know that in advance? They changed their home jerseys well after they had the game awarded to them. It's just another example of how completely disorganized that organization is. 

 

They did know, which was why they unveiled the All-Star one-off at the same time that they unveiled their regular set.

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On 7/12/2016 at 9:52 PM, BJ Sands said:

No pic (because I'm lazy) but the Padres aren't using special pants to match. Standard gray with a navy blue stripe. 

 

EDIT: Via Twitter (gotta zoom in) 

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How very Brewers of them.

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10 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

They did know, which was why they unveiled the All-Star one-off at the same time that they unveiled their regular set.

I remember the unveiling of all their updates and I'm positive I don't remember the gray one off in there. How sure are you?

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So the Angels are wearing their 70s throwback tonight and someone thought it was a good idea to just put the classic big A logo on a red helmet instead of having them just wear the navy and red one, it looks even more invisible on the helmet the modern logo ever has. 

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4 hours ago, masterchaoss said:

So the Angels are wearing their 70s throwback tonight and someone thought it was a good idea to just put the classic big A logo on a red helmet instead of having them just wear the navy and red one, it looks even more invisible on the helmet the modern logo ever has. 

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Ugh.  That's rough, especially given the team actually went the extra length of going with pullovers.

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On 7/12/2016 at 7:20 PM, HighCheese said:

Padres have special home unis for this season for the ASG, and cant even wear them jn the game cause the NL is the road team at Petco lol

 

but these special grey ones look pretty good. Better than the home whites

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I kinda liked these. The contrast with the gray worked for me, but i still wish this organization would put an end to the ever spinning color wheel. Athletic gold and brown is the clear winner, now commit to it please.

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15 hours ago, masterchaoss said:

So the Angels are wearing their 70s throwback tonight and someone thought it was a good idea to just put the classic big A logo on a red helmet instead of having them just wear the navy and red one, it looks even more invisible on the helmet the modern logo ever has. 

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Typical of the Angels, completely half-*****. They proved during their 50th anniversary that they could do it right, and yet for years, they've done it cheaply and horribly. It's like an owner who buys a team and then just gives up after a few years... oh wait, that's Arte Moreno.

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On 7/15/2016 at 7:04 AM, Gothamite said:

 

They did know, which was why they unveiled the All-Star one-off at the same time that they unveiled their regular set.

 

Did they? I don't remember that. 

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28 minutes ago, Silent Wind of Doom said:

On a side note, there was a very conspicuous absence from the Home Run Derby.  No WWE Championship belt was awarded to the winner.  Anyone know the story behind why it's missing?

I believe it's something Adam Jones did. Since he wasn't there, there was no belt. 

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18 minutes ago, phutmasterflex said:

I believe it's something Adam Jones did. Since he wasn't there, there was no belt. 

Adam Jones has his own replica belt because he's a wrestling fan but the WWE themselves did send belts the last two derbys I clearly remember both Cespedes and Frazier holding belts after their wins. WWE sends replicas of their belts to several sports teams and/or players after they've won something big but yea no clue why it didn't happen this year. 

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On July 15, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Gothamite said:

 

They did know, which was why they unveiled the All-Star one-off at the same time that they unveiled their regular set.

 

Pretty sure you're remembering incorrectly. The ASG set was not unveiled prior to the season. Maybe not even prior to the game. 

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Pretty sure you're remembering incorrectly. The ASG set was not unveiled prior to the season. Maybe not even prior to the game. 

 

I may well be misremembering it being part of the original announcement, but it was definitely unveiled prior to the game.  We talked about it a while ago. 

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