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San Diego Padres focus-grouping new uniforms for 2020

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What annoys me is that they will assemble a focus group every few years, yet the changes they have made over the past decade never remotely reflect what comes out of these groups. The 2016 "redesign" is the most baffling of all this. Heck, this is Rams territory of lacking a cohesive look.padres.jpg

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Six uniforms in that 2016 graphic and only two look like they are part of the same set.  Bravo!

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They don't actually run focus groups all the time. They did one back in 2010 or 11 under different ownership and now they're doing another one.

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6 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

I know it's a different team, but can we get some dopey birds up there?

 

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Something like this?

 

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5 hours ago, ScubaSteve said:

 

I know it's fun for throwback purposes but do y'all really think this would look good as a modern full-time uniform? 

 

Let me add another yes to the multitude.

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I think it's time to retire the 2004 font, but yeah, the color distribution is right. 

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Count me as part of the brown and yellowish gold camp. The brown reflects the imagery of the friar robes and mission history of the region and the gold indicates California sunshine and/or the glow of gas lamps. Brown is also a popular color for non sports apparel and would likely sell well, even to the non sports fans in the area. Given that it also aligns with franchise history and I think it’s almost a no brainer. 

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I think brown and orange works particularly well for Cleveland in that it evokes feelings of dirt and autumn leaves, which pairs perfectly for a fall sport in that region.  

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I found my previous cardinal-&-gold concept set from several years back...this  switches brown to a trim tertiary. (Mods, feel free to move these if necessary.)

 

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(This was my original logo concept; I just switched the scripts to cardinal and trims to brown below.)

 

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12 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

Let me add another yes to the multitude.

 

Add one more to the list.

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21 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Being a child of the AL in the days before cable, I have almost no memory of the Padres in brown.  And absolutely no first-hand memory of the days before they added orange.  I just think the color combination looks better, and has the added benefit of being unique in baseball.

 

I didn’t know the Padres ever wore brown until the year I was on the Little League Padres with hand me down uniforms that were six years old or so.

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1 hour ago, leopard88 said:

 

Add one more to the list.

And another.

 

And count me in the camp that suspects Padres ownership is trying their damndest to muddy the waters and find any reason possible to avoid going back to brown. I'll believe the Padres will be back in brown on a full-time basis when I see the absence of any blue color in their uniform rotation.

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2 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

@Bucfan56 said it best. We need to kill this franchise. They’re dumb. 

 

They’re good for hosting other teams for 81 dates in a fantastic stadium.

 

Sometimes, I think it would’ve been better for the team to move to DC in the 1970s. At least navy/red is an appropriate color scheme there (with a slate blue/black/copper phase in the 1990s-early ‘00s, because they’d still be trend-chasers). A 1990s expansion team in San Diego wouldn’t have the branding baggage of the 1969 expansion team.

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6 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

@Bucfan56 said it best. We need to kill this franchise. They’re dumb. 

*Contract Padres and Marlins

*Move Athletics to San Diego

*Move Rays to Miami

*Expand to Portland and Montreal

*Profit

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3 minutes ago, LMU said:

*Contract Padres and Marlins

*Move Athletics to San Diego

*Move Rays to Miami

*Expand to Portland and Montreal

*Profit

*Move Rays to Charlotte

FTFY

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2 minutes ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

*Move Rays to Charlotte

FTFY

Miami has a taxpayer fleeced ballpark.  You'd have to move a team there to not cut off the civic government money pipeline.

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