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27 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

You're proposing changing the uniforms mid-season.  I don't go for that.

Though one of my favourite teams did just that, when the 1972 A's added front numbers after the All-Star break.

 

 

Tend to agree, but adding or removing a one-season patch doesn't seem to be on the same level as adding a front number.

 

The benefit of leaving everything the same is when you're searching for pictures, you can be 100% sure on the year.  For this board, when I search, say, "1992 Padres", seeing that All Star patch (worn for all months) is a sure sign that yes, it is a 1992 game.

 

Speaking of which...check out this jacket. ChalkLines were great for the early 90s.  Note the Marlins logo, one season before the Marlins had played a game.

 

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1 hour ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

You're proposing changing the uniforms mid-season.  I don't go for that.

Though one of my favourite teams did just that, when the 1972 A's added front numbers after the All-Star break.

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The Pirates did the same thing when they moved into Three Rivers.

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35 minutes ago, Ben in LA said:
2 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

You're proposing changing the uniforms mid-season.  I don't go for that.

Though one of my favourite teams did just that, when the 1972 A's added front numbers after the All-Star break.

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The Pirates did the same thing when they moved into Three Rivers.

 

Ah, yes.  The Pirates made a change much more severe than the A's did; they completely changed uniforms mid-season 1970 from button-down vests and belted pants to pullovers and beltless pants.

Here's Roberto Clemente in the new uniform standing next to a mannequin of him in the old uniform.

 

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Even despite this exceptional situation, I still don't think I like a team altering its uniform mid-season by removing a patch.

 

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Yeah, but it's not a stylistic alteration to the year-to-year design of the uniform. It's just taking a time-sensitive addition off. Keeping the All-Star Game patch on after the game is like leaving your Christmas tree up in April.

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I was shocked to learn a few years ago that baseball teams used to move into a new stadium part way through a season. Something like that would never happen today. The fact that it happened at Safeco Field is insane, given how recent that was.

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2 hours ago, Bmac said:

I was shocked to learn a few years ago that baseball teams used to move into a new stadium part way through a season. Something like that would never happen today. The fact that it happened at Safeco Field is insane, given how recent that was.

 

More recent (fall 2003) was the Phoenix Coyotes playing their first month and a half or so at America West before the arena in Glendale was ready. But that's the last one I can think of. Anyone else has been ready to go to start the year or had an extended road trip while the arena got finished (Devils in 2007 was the most recent case of that, I think).

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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

 

More recent (fall 2003) was the Phoenix Coyotes playing their first month and a half or so at America West before the arena in Glendale was ready. But that's the last one I can think of. Anyone else has been ready to go to start the year or had an extended road trip while the arena got finished (Devils in 2007 was the most recent case of that, I think).

 

In the NBA I know it happened in Toronto (SkyDome/MLG -> ACC), Washington (Capital Centre -> MCI Center) and Miami (MA -> AAA) in the late 90s quite regularly. 

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13 hours ago, kimball said:

 

In the NBA I know it happened in Toronto (SkyDome/MLG -> ACC), Washington (Capital Centre -> MCI Center) and Miami (MA -> AAA) in the late 90s quite regularly. 

Happened with the Rams as well. Played in Busch before TWA Dome was ready...

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DC United is playing home games at various sites (e.g., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis) to begin this season while work on Audi Field is being completed.  It's not quite the same as playing at RFK and moving midseason, but close enough to count in my opinion.

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15 hours ago, kimball said:

 

In the NBA I know it happened in Toronto (SkyDome/MLG -> ACC), Washington (Capital Centre -> MCI Center) and Miami (MA -> AAA) in the late 90s quite regularly. 

 

That's funny how SkyDome was involved in a mid-season move twice.  The Jays moved in-season from Exhibition Stadium to SkyDome in June 1989.

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35 minutes ago, leopard88 said:

DC United is playing home games at various sites (e.g., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis) to begin this season while work on Audi Field is being completed.  It's not quite the same as playing at RFK and moving midseason, but close enough to count in my opinion.

One game at Marine Corps Stadium, one game at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland and the rest of home slate at Audi Field (15 games)

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It looks like at least some of the Marlins players at Fanfest today are wearing hats with a smaller logo than usual. Or at the very least it's higher up the crown. I'm not actually there so I'm just going off some pictures on Twitter.

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3 hours ago, Michael Bolton said:

It looks like at least some of the Marlins players at Fanfest today are wearing hats with a smaller logo than usual. Or at the very least it's higher up the crown. I'm not actually there so I'm just going off some pictures on Twitter.

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From a quick glance, looks a ton better than the gaudy oversized logo they had before. Hoping they've moved to a normal-sized, normally-positioned logo full time.

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