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12 hours ago, jrodsep said:

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The Texas Rangers should look like this (not my concept but originally posted here on CCSL) 

I'm with you on that, but I think they could get away with a red-brimmed cap, maybe to wear with one of the sets of jerseys (I think it could look great with any of them, but I wouldn't want it to be worn with all of them).  That jersey set looks great right now because we are tired of the mismatches this team wears, but it would get boring after a couple of years, and out of that boredom, I think requests for incorporation of a little more red would organically arise. If they wore a red-brimmed cap with one or two of the sets it could brighten and liven things up without muddling their identity; they'd still be a blue-first team.

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4 hours ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

I never cared for the Rangers' font; it always reminds me of the one the Angels use. I think something that didn't involve the "pointy tips" could work for them.

It's like the angels used the old rangers set as inspiration 

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The Rangers all red look was awesome and they should still use some red but the blue should be the primary color. What they're doing now with the red cap on the home white jersey just looks like a mistake, and in a way, it is a mistake as those jerseys were not meant to be worn with those caps. I like the way they intended it when they first introduced the latest red jersey and cap. It was "we're a blue team every game except Fridays" now it's "we can't decide if we wanna be blue or red so we wear both almost every single home game." It's asking for identity confusion on a team that hasn't really ever had an identity problem.

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The Rangers have a weird dilemma that's somewhat good, but also somewhat self created. They have two colors that look really good as the "main" color, and really they're kind of interchangeable because of that. But they also separate their colors way too much. For example, the blue hat only has that small sliver of red in the dropshadow, and the red hat is the exact opposite. Doing small things like adding a red bill to their blue road cap would help their look quite a bit IMO. I like both sets, but I've always thought blue was the stronger of the two options as the primary color for the Rangers, but there are just a few small tweaks they need to make to their set for it to really work. Change the dropshadow on the T to an outline, reverse the colors on the cap logo at home, and add a red bill to the road cap and they'd look great IMO. It'd fix some of the wonkyness in their set, and would be a pretty nice shout out to their older sets. 

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6 hours ago, HighCheese said:

It's like the angels used the old rangers set as inspiration 

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I really like this set, but one thing always bothered me; 

 

The road uniform doesn't have the placket piping like the home does. Like all the rest of the piping matches (sleeves, pants), but it always looked like they just forgot the placket piping on the roads.

 

Maybe they were going for a more plain look for the road uniforms?

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Regarding the red bills on the Rangers blue caps, I'm normally not too keen on two-tone caps.  But some teams can certainly look good with them.

 

Works / Worked:

 

Angels

A's

Rangers

Indians

Orioles

Braves

Pirates (mustard)

 

Doesn't / Didn't work:

 

Astros

Tigers

Royals

Twins

Mets

Phillies

Nationals

Reds

Cubs

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Dodgers

 

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The idea that the Rangers' best look should be rejected because it looks like another team is one that I disagree with fundamentally.  There is no problem if two teams share a similar look.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Rangers looked like the Dodgers.


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In the 1970s, Angels used to look like the Red Sox.

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The Rockies have always looked a bit like the White Sox.

 

 

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Turning to English football, can you tell which is Stoke City, which is Sunderland, and which is Southampton?

 

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Well, the one with gigantic Peter Crouch is obviously Stoke.  But the point stands.

The Rangers found their perfect look with the red-based uniforms of the mid 1990s.  The fact that the font looks like the one the Angels wear is a poor reason to turn one's back on that great uniform.

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57 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

The idea that the Rangers' best look should be rejected because it looks like another team is one that I disagree with fundamentally.  There is no problem if two teams share a similar look.
 

But what's the benefit though? How's that better than a team holding a unique identity? In a league with only 30 teams there is no excuse for 2 to look so similar as the White Sox and Rockies do. The possibilities for design are infinite and we're going to have two teams with pinstripes wearing black block numbers with a gray outline? One of those teams has purple in their arsenal and you can't even see it on that uniform! I can't accept that. No reason we can't cultivate 30 unique identities even between those who have matching color schemes. 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Jungle Jim said:

Regarding the red bills on the Rangers blue caps, I'm normally not too keen on two-tone caps.  But some teams can certainly look good with them.

 

Works / Worked:

 

Angels

A's

Rangers

Indians

Orioles

Braves

Pirates (mustard)

 

Doesn't / Didn't work:

 

Astros

Tigers

Royals

Twins

Mets

Phillies

Nationals

Reds

Cubs

Cardinals

Dodgers

 

I think most teams can make two-tone work. I like my two-tone Mets hat. Both the old Black and Blue hat and the current Orange and Blue hat.

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1 hour ago, McCarthy said:

But what's the benefit though? How's that better than a team holding a unique identity? In a league with only 30 teams there is no excuse for 2 to look so similar as the White Sox and Rockies do. The possibilities for design are infinite and we're going to have two teams with pinstripes wearing black block numbers with a gray outline? One of those teams has purple in their arsenal and you can't even see it on that uniform! I can't accept that. No reason we can't cultivate 30 unique identities even between those who have matching color schemes. 

 

 

because the diamondbacks have a unique identity... that's reason enough

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2 hours ago, McCarthy said:

But what's the benefit though? How's that better than a team holding a unique identity? In a league with only 30 teams there is no excuse for 2 to look so similar as the White Sox and Rockies do. The possibilities for design are infinite and we're going to have two teams with pinstripes wearing black block numbers with a gray outline? One of those teams has purple in their arsenal and you can't even see it on that uniform! I can't accept that. No reason we can't cultivate 30 unique identities even between those who have matching color schemes. 

 

I'm not saying that multiple teams necessarily ought to look similar; I am saying that this is a non-issue.  One team needn't check with every other team before deciding what's best for itself.   Two different design teams could conceivably come up with designs that look similar, using the same fonts and colours.  And that's OK, if the look works for each team that is using it.

If the Rangers actually used this criterion of looking too much like the Angels as a reason to dump their mid-1990s uniforms, then this would be a tragedy, as they would have turned their back on their best-ever uniform.  (Note that that set's aesthetic qualities are generally acknowledged even by those people who complain about its similarity to the Angels' uniforms.)

Regarding the Rockies: their main look has been consistent and diginified (even though they have had some pretty bad alts).  I, too, would like to seem them sneak in some purple, like maybe on the front number of the home jersey.  But they do use purple accents to great effect on the piping of the road uniform.


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(Hey, look at the letters in Rutledge's name.  Are those black letters which are just catching some light?  Or are the names on the back purple, also?  I'm not sure I like that. Also, maybe I'm going nuts, but is seems that the brim of his cap is purple, while the other players have solid black caps.)

 

Also, calling for purple for the Rockies could open the door to some monstrosities.

 

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Given this risk, I say the more White-Soxy the better for the Rockies.  Their look works for them; and the fact that it resembles that of the Sox is neither here nor there.

 

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There's no good reason the Rockies shouldn't be wearing purple caps, undershirts, and socks for the majority of games. Arizona doesn't use purple (except on Thursdays), so Colorado should embrace it full on.

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18 hours ago, Jungle Jim said:

Regarding the red bills on the Rangers blue caps, I'm normally not too keen on two-tone caps.  But some teams can certainly look good with them.

 

Doesn't / Didn't work:

 

Cardinals

 

I disagree. I have always been a big fan of the 1940-55 cap:

 

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Heck, if the navy cap had to become the full-time road cap again, I'd love it if the Cardinals stuck a red bill on it.

 

On 8/21/2016 at 4:24 PM, Ark said:

The Rangers should never wear a uniform that says RANGERS. It looks exactly like ANGELS.

 

Honestly, the Rangers really don't have to wear a royal/red color scheme. If they dumped that Texas flag patch (which BTW is a really overrated logo), they could be open to a variety of color schemes. Dark royal (like what the Cowboys used to use) paired with silver or bronze would be fantastic. I'm all for diversifying the color schemes in baseball, and getting rid of another blue/red team works towards that goal.

 

51 minutes ago, Bmac said:

There's no good reason the Rockies shouldn't be wearing purple caps, undershirts, and socks for the majority of games. Arizona doesn't use purple (except on Thursdays), so Colorado should embrace it full on.

 

Rough mock-up time!

 

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Now, doesn't that make the Rockies look slightly more distinct? Admittedly, it's making the best of a bad color scheme, as purple/black/silver really doesn't look good for a sports team. It works for Starscream repaints, but not for sports teams.

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