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I'm not sure just how they're going to do it, or exactly what it is, but there is going to be some distinguishing mark on the side panels of every cap.

Maybe they'll create logos for each division, then.

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I'm just going to bring up snakeskin design again...

Nobody listens to me :(

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So now we will have the Padres and Twins both using a different color scheme at home vs away. Pretty lame if you ask me. Either included yellow on all of them or just forget it.

I don't like it, either, but the Tigers have been doing it for years.

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So now we will have the Padres and Twins both using a different color scheme at home vs away. Pretty lame if you ask me. Either included yellow on all of them or just forget it.

I don't like it, either, but the Tigers have been doing it for years.

Yeah, it doesn't really bother me too much. Tigers use orange sparingly on their road. It seems like the Padres will be similar with yellow, but at home. I think the Tigers have good road uniforms, and I don't believe that every team color needs to be on every jersey that they wear.

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I started off trying to make a concept where I attempted combine the Sedona Red with Turquoise and Purple, but never got around to completing it. Basically, I replaced Sand with Turquoise and Black with (a hopefully dark enough) Purple. Here's the original:

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and I made this mockup to see if flipping the turquoise and purple looks any better:

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I think some combination of 3 of Sedona Red, Purple, Turquoise, Black, and Sand (preferably with Sedona Red as the primary color) would work, and while I think the (still) current color scheme of the Diamondbacks fits better than the original set, it would be nice to see Purple and/or Turquoise return.

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GoNordiques has already stated that only one of the original Diamondbacks colors will be returning, likely purple or teal. However, good job on that mockup.

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Maybe the Padres are using yellow as a color that binds the home and fauxbacks together, and the blue binds the home, road and alternate jersey. The battleship grey, perhaps, binds the camos and road unis.

All in all, three new caps. Can't wait to see them.

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The more I think about the idea of the Dbacks adding turquoise to their current scheme, the more I like it. I guess it all depends on the execution, though.

If all they are doing (color-wise) is adding turquoise to their current scheme, I don't see how it could possibly be an upgrade.

Call their current scheme whatever you want, but you have to admit it is at least cohesive. It looks like an identity.

I am trying to be open-minded about this, but I can't possibly see how turquoise, sand, black, red, and white can all really look good together. I'm really trying to picture different ways they could try to make it look good, and every possibly scenario I imagine has the turquoise sticking out like it has no place there.

Funny thing, words. You said together. Hmm.

Different home and road or different primary set and alt set, huh? That sounds even more disjointed than the Padres.

I'm picturing a pretty similar home and road to what they have now color wise, and a black alt jersey with teal rather than red. Sort of how ASU has their main colors, and now the totally separate colored copper Desert Element set.

Pads are picking up a Fauxback that has the same elements in different colors. D Backs are doing something similar, aren't they?

I think sand is just for logos and not jerseys. That's probably what he means.

I love these games!

I dunno, the more I think about it, the more it kinda seems to fit the logic of what they currently do. They wear the red cap with every set except for the black jersey, which they wear exclusively with the black cap. It wouldn't surprise me if they kinda keep that up with the current set.

Who knows though? Well, other than GoNordiques and the other people I know who have already seen the set :P

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Perhaps the Dbacks color scheme will be close to the old San Antonio Texans of the CFL (Sand, black, red, a darker brown-copper, turquoise):

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Wow. You go to your Circuit Assembly for one day, and five pages pop up. Now that I have more time and Nordiques has given us a few more clues, here's what I believe things to end up looking like for the Padres, with two gos at the Fauxback with differing schemes.

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Given that the Padres always seem to have focused on the Marines, I'm surprised they'd go for the navy print, but it's all that matches the clues. Then I realized something. Switching to the navy print allows them to reuse the alt pants and away/alt cap, saving them from keeping around extra versions of gear since they're adding more for the fauxback. Is that a little too cynical about everything? Maybe, but it's what I figure.

How close am I, Nordiques?

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I've also heard that the D logo is gone too.

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And from what I've heard from reddit sources, could be hit or miss, but things have been described as 'Mexican Christmas'

I wonder what Jerry Colangelo is up to...

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I like Alt 1, but with Alt 2's cap.

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And from what I've heard from reddit sources, could be hit or miss, but things have been described as 'Mexican Christmas'

Well, if true, that just about confirms the return of turquoise.

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I'm interested in this new Padres mark. I thought it was said that it more closely matches the road, but that was just shot down.

Is it a mark we've seen before or brand new?

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Wow, sounds like this Padres rebrand is gong to be a total cluster (not that I'd expect anything less).

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Wow. You go to your Circuit Assembly for one day, and five pages pop up. Now that I have more time and Nordiques has given us a few more clues, here's what I believe things to end up looking like for the Padres, with two gos at the Fauxback with differing schemes.

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Given that the Padres always seem to have focused on the Marines, I'm surprised they'd go for the navy print, but it's all that matches the clues. Then I realized something. Switching to the navy print allows them to reuse the alt pants and away/alt cap, saving them from keeping around extra versions of gear since they're adding more for the fauxback. Is that a little too cynical about everything? Maybe, but it's what I figure.

How close am I, Nordiques?

Away, Alt 1 and Alt 3 seems accurate. Home is off, it needs a different crest on the front and no side stripe on the pants. Alt 2 and 3 are wrong, no orange and wrong crest. That 'Padres' mark is gone.

As for Arizona, Snake 'D' is still available as an alternate mark.

Huh. I agree with Vet. I wasn't expecting that on the home wordmark. Expected it to be "Padres" in the away font. Huh. Unsure what's going on. Since you keep saying "crest", does that mean it'll be an SD on the chest? And I expect this is confirmation that the swinging friar sleeve patch IS remaining monochrome?

They currently have blue piping on each jersey. Now they're going to add to the shirt piping but totally drop the pants piping? Odd...

You'd mentioned that the home would get a new wordmark but that the fauxback would be the "current wordmark", so I thought that meant before the move. At this point, though, I don't know what the wordmark is, and I am totally shocked that orange is out. Just brown and yellow? Is any hint allowed on whether the cap will be a Taco Bell version, or whether the fauxback will be yellow or brown... or white, I suppose?

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Okay be it's that the Padres home mark in that concept looks more like the 70s version than the road font.

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I have no problems with the Dbags doing something wacky. They're a young team in a non-traditional market and they've never looked very good. I'm generally a traditionalist, especially in baseball, but I always appreciate a team or two per league being as progressive as possible. There's no light without darkness, right? If they wanted to do something close to the TATC Lights Out Wet Dream, at this point I honestly wouldn't be upset.

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Okay okay okay, so the new fauxback has a brown jersey with athletic gold SD on chest and yellow piping, athletic gold pants, brown socks, brown cap with athletic gold "bell" and brown SD? Wild, and crazy, and YES!

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Larry, yes. The home uniform is not the current home just with yellow added. It very similar to other ones.

Faux backs will have the same current font but in retro colors.

Yellow 'D' on the home cap. Faux back will fit the color scheme of that look.

Sodboy, I didn't want to compare the dbacks to the clippers, since the clippers are far worse, but these uniforms are unique. I'm not sure what they will look like in real life. The art I've seen is flat, it's either gonna translate very well, subtle yet modern or horrible mess.

Sorry to keep asking, and I appreciate the info. But "not current home with just yellow added" and "very similar to other ones" is two separate clues, right? So if I read that correctly we have a white uniform with yellow piping and if not like the current home fonts, do we have an "SD" on the left side?

The yellow D with a white S on a blue cap doesn't seem like it will work too well. I guess I'll have to see it in person before I make that judgement but I'm not picturing a very good looking design with those colors.

The fauxbacks is pretty clear - brown and yellow lettering similar to what they had in 2015 on white, and I'm assuming the cap will be brown with a yellow SD. That sounds like the clear winner of the set.

You said it, not me ;)

The wavy 'Padres' on the old set (last year) is gone, as is the friar. The fauxback is a brown cap, but the 'SD' is also brown, so what do you think is going on there. Jersey color is brown, but in this new font.

With those concepts merge Home and alt 1 for new home uniform and for the fauxback merge home, alt 2 & 3.

Sort of llike this?

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EDIT: Or, a yellow bell/front panels. Totally forgot about that.

BTW, what's the deal with the side of the new BP caps? League "patch" on the side? I've heard it's something like that, but the application may be a bit more funky?

I really need to get another job that gives me early access to this kinda stuff again :P

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