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Pretty late but still applies to the 2017 season, here's a 2017 All Star Game Billy The Marlin bobblehead... with a uniform that has never existed. A red-orange Marlins uniform but with the Miami wordmark instead of the Marlins wordmark. Isn't there a style guide that is specifically created to avoid these types of errors? In the same vein, I may be the only one to ever notice this but since the Marlins rebranded going into 2012, Billy The Marlin himself has always had the wrong cap logo. His has the top of the fish in blue and the bottom in orange when in reality it's orange on top and blue on the bottom. Not sure how the team hasn't fixed this going on six years later now...

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If we're getting into mascot inconsistencies, then let's talk about how Raymond wears a cap that the Rays have never worn.

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29 minutes ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

Pretty late but still applies to the 2017 season, here's a 2017 All Star Game Billy The Marlin bobblehead... with a uniform that has never existed. A red-orange Marlins uniform but with the Miami wordmark instead of the Marlins wordmark. Isn't there a style guide that is specifically created to avoid these types of errors? In the same vein, I may be the only one to ever notice this but since the Marlins rebranded going into 2012, Billy The Marlin himself has always had the wrong cap logo. His has the top of the fish in blue and the bottom in orange when in reality it's orange on top and blue on the bottom. Not sure how the team hasn't fixed this going on six years later now...

 

 

Good catch!

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They should have worn the Tequila Sunrise uniforms to match the SI cover. That would have been badass, especially if they won. They wore them on the road for several years in the '70s.

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I think the World Series has looked pretty good. I believe each team wore their standard white or gray, until tonight, unlike last year, when the Cubs and Indians wore almost exclusively alternates. I do like the Astros orange jerseys, though.

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If it is, it's on the backs of the Dodgers alone. The Astros' uniforms are nothing special at all, which is especially bad because the Astros need to be special.

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1 minute ago, the admiral said:

If it is, it's on the backs of the Dodgers alone. The Astros' uniforms are nothing special at all, which is especially bad because the Astros need to be special.

Why's that?

 

i'd say both of these sets are flawless. They could both be more exciting but neither have any real problems.

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Astros wearing their best jersey tonight.

Sorry traditionalists, but I think when the colored jersey is the teams best jersey they can wear it a few times in the playoffs, but I do think only one team should wear it.

 

Like tonight is perfect.

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50 minutes ago, Ray Lankford said:

Why's that?

The Astros should look progressive and unconventional in some way, as they traditionally have -- orange hats and socks in the '60s, big garish stripes in the '70s and '80s, metallic thread in the '90s, even the terrible 2000s uniforms were unorthodox in their color scheme and mishmash of design elements. These uniforms are far too safe for the Astros. There needs to be a lot more going on than there is. Also, the lettering on the NOBs is way too wide and looks stupid. 

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Those orange jerseys are great. Not a huge fan of them with road gray pants moreso because they look so much better with white pants but that shouldn't take away from the jersey itself. 

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I hate alternates in the World Series, those fortunately the Astros; orange tops are some of the better alt jerseys in baseball.

 

Other than the gigantic NOB, I rather like the Astros' current set. Still wish thy'd go to a modernized version of these, but this set is pretty good overall:

 

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Once my Reds are out of it, which is most every year for the past 40 years, I root for laundry. As a major part of that, I root for teams that forego the softball tops.

 

This World Series, I was neutral, because I love the Dodgers uniforms (and Dodger Stadium) and didn't mind to see Houston finally get a championship.  But once I saw the Astros had pulled out the Spring Training jerseys for Game 7, I was full on-board as a Dodgers fan for the night.  It's unfortunate that the last two World Series have made history with the champions looking like Little Leaguers.

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3 hours ago, kroywen said:

Still wish thy'd go to a modernized version of these, but this set is pretty good overall:

 

I made a concept once!

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Astros gamble paid off, broke out of the funk by wearing their Orange jerseys, and they looked great. And they were classy, only wore them once, unlike the Cubs and Indians last year.

 

Alternates are great if you don´t overuse them.

 

The WS patch though did not look good on the orange jersey, they look better on the white jerseys. That is of course not the Astros fault 

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5 hours ago, the admiral said:

If it is, it's on the backs of the Dodgers alone. The Astros' uniforms are nothing special at all, which is especially bad because the Astros need to be special.

 

I've actually warmed up to the Astros set. I still don't like their Clip Art Star of a logo, and the current beveled mess is absolutely atrocious, but the uniforms themselves aren't terrible. Had they just used the open ended star (Still my favorite all time MLB logo) in the current colors, the set would've been just about perfect. 

 

Or, if they had even gone with something like this

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5 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

I've actually warmed up to the Astros set. I still don't like their Clip Art Star of a logo, and the current beveled mess is absolutely atrocious, but the uniforms themselves aren't terrible. Had they just used the open ended star (Still my favorite all time MLB logo) in the current colors, the set would've been just about perfect. 

 

Or, if they had even gone with something like this

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How have I never seen that before?  That is brilliant!

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Meh. I think it’s too clever by half. The H, which should dominate, doesn’t read much at all. 

 

(Now to dig up my reaction from when it was first posted years ago, see how consistent I am. ;) )

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