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My family went to Chicago a few years after they changed the name and when we visited the observation deck, we wanted to get a magnet that said “Sears Tower”, not Willis Tower. As far as I understand, many people in Chicago refuse to call it Willis Tower. 

Sponser names comes and go. Unless it was the first and had longevity, they almost never stick. People here still call Citi Field “Shea” and it’s been 10 years. 

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Just now, SFGiants58 said:

 

The double outline is a better application of the gold, but it’s still a mess.

 

This team needs to clean uniform house.

Absolutely.  I don't know whether they are keeping the pinstriped home alt but either way, they are are all over the map at home with two wordmarks used almost equally, gold sometimes, but not all the time.  And then no gold on the road (until, inevitably, they bust out this blue jersey on the road).  It's a mess.  They need to make a couple of choices.

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32 minutes ago, insert name said:

People here still call Citi Field “Shea” and it’s been 10 years. 

 

I have a lot of friends who refuse to call Progressive Field anything other than Jacobs Fields or “The Jake.” It’s not something that bothers me because I have no attachment, but I understand the sentiment. I’d probably do the same if the rights to Camden Yards are ever sold. But calling Citi Field “Shea” is especially odd considering it’s an entirely different stadium.

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13 minutes ago, AndrewMLind said:

 

I have a lot of friends who refuse to call Progressive Field anything other than Jacobs Fields or “The Jake.” It’s not something that bothers me because I have no attachment, but I understand the sentiment. I’d probably do the same if the rights to Camden Yards are ever sold. But calling Citi Field “Shea” is especially odd considering it’s an entirely different stadium.

You go years saying "Yeah I'm by Shea" and/or "We're going to Shea". It's unnatural just saying "Yeah, we're going to Citi". It's been a decade but no one's used to it. Everyone knows exactly what you're talking about when you say "Shea". 

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4 minutes ago, FightingGoldenDevil said:

Twins are getting rid of their cream throwback

For this...

 

That's a yikes. 

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I wonder how long it will take the Twins to realize that forcing "Minnesota Kaosta Gold" into their identity doesn't really work. It reminds me of when the Pirates kept adding red elements until they had horrible red jerseys that didn't fit their identity at all. I hope the Twins wise up before they are eventually wearing gold.

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As a Twins fan I actually don't hate the gold in general, but they don't seem to have a clear, consistent approach to how to incorporate the color. It muddies up the home uniform as a drop shadow, and this latest attempt has the worst color balance I've ever seen on a Twins uniform. The red jersey actually utilizes gold the best, but I don't think that justifies keeping the color around.

 

I might skip out on watching this team every day and opt for a radio feed instead. Seeing the cream alternates every few home games was worth it, now I'm not so sure. They're dropping the best uniform option, including the classic TC cap. It's so frustrating when your favorite team keeps getting farther away from their signature visual identity.

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I was paging through for fan reaction and I always laugh at "why don't you focus on putting a good team on the field rather than uniforms."  One has nothing to do with the other.

 

I am disappointed they are getting rid of the cream throwback.  I guess they are all-in on gold at home and no gold on the road.

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This just seems like an odd move for the Twins. Now, they have two different navy jerseys, two different “Twins” wordmarks, no gold on the road, double outlines on some uniforms, shadows on others... just when you think they couldn’t get more inconsistent, they drop their best jersey and make more of a mess. I feel now more than ever that they just need to blow things up and start over. The gold does look a little bit better in person as opposed to the 3D graphic (which was a cool idea), but still... I don’t think it’s worth it.

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The Twins are in the same club with the Padres and Brewers. Boring, uninspired uniforms that would considerably benefit by going retro. And pinstripes.

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Padres : No one can look as uninspired and mismatched as us.

 

Twins : Hold my beer

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