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I wonder what the Padres would say if someone showed them those pics. Probably something about "studies show that those ideas suck" and "way too interesting for us" and "but how does that honor the military?"

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1 hour ago, larrypep said:

The patch in the mockup is really cool too, based on the original patch from the 69 uniform.

 

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To be nitpicky . . . because that's what we do here . . . 

 

1969-2018 is the 50th Season, not the 50th Anniversary.

 

Otherwise, that is a great looking patch, particularly in the fauxback/homage context.

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3 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

I wonder what the Padres would say if someone showed them those pics. Probably something about "studies show that those ideas suck" and "way too interesting for us" and "but how does that honor the military?"

I would really like to sit down and have an honest talk with whomever makes this decision within the organization. Get a real, candid, honest answer as to why they want navy/white vs navy/yellow or navy/orange or brown/yellow or brown/orange. Truly perplexing.  

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6 hours ago, leopard88 said:

 

To be nitpicky . . . because that's what we do here . . . 

 

1969-2018 is the 50th Season, not the 50th Anniversary.

 

Otherwise, that is a great looking patch, particularly in the fauxback/homage context.

 

Since it's a conceptual thing it's pretty easy to fix.  

 

 

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22 minutes ago, tohasbo said:

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These come from The Emblem Source

 

If true they're a minor evolution of last year's ST logos. They're definite improvements however. But I'm not sure why they're using the US Highway shield as a base?

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1 minute ago, bosrs1 said:

 

If true they're a minor evolution of last year's ST logos. They're definite improvements however. But I'm not sure why they're using the US Highway shield as a base?

I have no idea why they are doing it either.

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I'm going to take a random guess...they use the highway shield because teams don't fly during spring training.(?)  If I have it correct, everything is by bus.

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50 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

If true they're a minor evolution of last year's ST logos. They're definite improvements however. But I'm not sure why they're using the US Highway shield as a base?

I dunno why, but if they're making it their thing I'm fine with it. Least they aren't the Padres, and sticking with one idea. 

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I'm going to take a random guess...they use the highway shield because teams don't fly during spring training.(?)  If I have it correct, everything is by bus.

 

I think that's exactly it. The goal being to promote the idea of road tripping to watch games in different parks in either Arizona or Florida. Fans and teams alike traveling by highway to the games.  

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3 hours ago, What Can Brown Do For You said:

Also maybe it's possible th highway sign represents the 10 passing through both Arizona and Florida 

Doubtful considering I-10 is only in the panhandle where no teams play

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The shield is also the shape of US Route signs, not Interstate signs.

 

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My thought (guess?) is that the US Route shield is a bit of shorthand for "Road Trip!"*

 

* -- Interesting(?) side note -- If you do a Google Image Search for "road trip", the vast majority of the images are of old school two lane roads (with lots of deserts) rather than Interstate highways.

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41 minutes ago, dsaline97 said:

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Except that the White Sox switched to their current look in 1991 and the Rockies didn't come into existence until 1993 so...

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The White Sox's 1990 redesign was a genuine trendsetter, producing two clones (or teams that evolved into clones):

 

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Heck, the Rockies and Marlins both got a bit cheeky with their inspirations:

 

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The elements of their design also profligated throughout baseball in the 1990's (i.e. re-emphasized pinstripes, block standard font largely replacing Wilson's varsity font, and black/silver accents dominating design):

 

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You could argue that there were once many "White Sox clones," but the design cues of that 1990 redesign have faded from popularity. Also, just because I have this damn thing on standby:

 

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Doesn't that reduce the White Sox-ness of the design?

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I really want to see the Rockies change fonts and use purple letters on their home jersey. The Times New Roman doesn't look good on a jersey, and the silver lettering doesn't show up well against a white background.

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Speaking of the Rockies, have we already discussed the fact that they changed their caps for 2017? They're using a much lighter shade of purple now.

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