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9 hours ago, Dodgeryaqui8016 said:

This might be an unpopular opinion but I think the Dbacks finally nailed it.  I love that the dbacks added teal/turquoise to the red and black.  I would be in favor of dropping the primary home and road unis and make the teal accented ones the primaries for home and road.  I also love the re addition of the snakehead with the ball in the mouth.  

 

21 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

I like some aspects of their identity, but hate much of it. The worst elements are the dark gray road uniforms, the fake scales gradients on the sides, backs, and shoulders. It's a bold look, I suppose, but not suited for MLB. It's the type of design I'd expect from an arena football team. They also have way too many jerseys...6 I believe in circulation.

 

I have a hunch that one or more of the people involved with the D-Backs rebranding had some hand in the Marlins' new look. The color schemes are somewhat similar, although the D-Backs use more of a teal-like color. I actually prefer Arizona's color scheme much more than Miami's, but the execution is a bit too over the top whereas the Marlins is frustratingly understated.

 

I find this cap to be gorgeous, however, and wish that the Marlins had expressed their "colores" in such a balanced and vibrant manner instead of the black blob they currently have:

 

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Diamondbacks have EIGHT uniforms

-Home
-Road
-Home with teal trim
-Road with teal trim
-Black "A" Alternate
-Red "Dbacks" Alternate
-Black "Los Dbacks" Alternate
-Pinstripe throwback

Personally I like the accents done to the uniforms, even if it is minor league-ish.  I'm also a fan of the hat pictured above. The team may have gone on overkill having 5 different caps when the new look was rolled out for the 2016 season but I think they nailed it when it was dropped from 5 hats to 3 the next season.

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I've been laughing about the Tuxedo Pooh post on and off since this morning.

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15 hours ago, tohasbo said:

 

Diamondbacks have EIGHT uniforms

-Home
-Road
-Home with teal trim
-Road with teal trim
-Black "A" Alternate
-Red "Dbacks" Alternate
-Black "Los Dbacks" Alternate
-Pinstripe throwback

Personally I like the accents done to the uniforms, even if it is minor league-ish.  I'm also a fan of the hat pictured above. The team may have gone on overkill having 5 different caps when the new look was rolled out for the 2016 season but I think they nailed it when it was dropped from 5 hats to 3 the next season.

I would keep these ones and throw the rest in the trash;

Home with teal trim
-Road with teal trim
-Red "Dbacks" Alternate
-Black "Los Dbacks" Alternate
-Pinstripe throwback

 

Maybe I would minimize a little bit of the snake skin on the teals and maybe lighten the grey a little bit.  After that I think it would be perfect. 

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The Diamondbacks didn't get it right quite at first, but that 2001-06 set is one of my favorites in baseball. The color scheme was great, and I hate that they ditched it (particularly given they won a World Series in it).

 

That said, I actually don't mind the current Diamondbacks set, because I kinda like having a modern change-of-pace in a game that desperately needs an increase in identity diversity. Incidentally, though, I don't really like the sets that use teal and feel that they're really dis-jointed from the rest of the identity.

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13 minutes ago, crashcarson15 said:

The Diamondbacks didn't get it right quite at first, but that 2001-06 set is one of my favorites in baseball. The color scheme was great, and I hate that they ditched it (particularly given they won a World Series in it).

 

The colours were gorgeous; and the A logo was so beautiful, with the snakeskin pattern.

The only thing wrong with those uniforms was the number font.

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The purple, turquoise, and copper didn't contrast all the time, but when it did... it looked great. I think making the purple darker or the turquoise lighter would've fixed it but I don't know. I prefer it to the current color scheme, but it's partly because of how commonly boring red and black is in sports. The random splashes of turquoise they do with the a few of their uniforms feels out of place, but I've stated how much I would really like sedona red, turquoise, and copper/sand together.

 

It's dumb how many uniforms this team has, and it's even more dumb that I couldn't figure out which ones where the home and away and which ones were alternates.

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Red, turquoise, and copper is too much going on at once. They have it right with the red/turquoise/black palette, even though they get everything else wrong.

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^That's what I was kinda worrying about. It sounds like something really unique and eye-popping, but seeing the colors all together looks like they're all competing for dominance.

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The original Diamondbacks era set was absolutely fantastic (they made a few slight tweaks throughout the years that were all improvements). The update in 2007 was too dramatic of a departure IMO, but was also very solid in it’s own right. Trying to crash those two into each other headfirst like they did a few years ago was an AWFUL idea. Nothing from this set I better than anything from the first two sets.  

 

Forcing two very distinctively different eras together usually sucks, and the D Backs set is a pretty solid test case for that. 

 

I’d say if they absolutely insisted on doing that, they should’ve gone with brick red, copper, and a hint of teal/turquoise at home. Similar on the road but over a black base because that’s sort of tradition for them at this point. The sets would be starkly different home and road, but it would all still tie together pretty neatly. 

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I think the main home and road scripts are a smidge better now than the previous set, where you had the letters on a big black blob. But everything going on with the rest of the uniform is disastrous, no way around that.

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I remember an image floating around here years ago with the pinstripe actually being a copper colour instead of the purple.  Unless that was a concept image.

@TruColor, any validity to this?

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47 minutes ago, tohasbo said:

I remember an image floating around here years ago with the pinstripe actually being a copper colour instead of the purple.  Unless that was a concept image.

@TruColor, any validity to this?

 

I know you didn't tag me, but per an old website showing the history of diamondback uniforms

" While the jerseys had not been finalized, the articles above mention the design, which again was changed quite a bit before the team took the field.  The original version called for copper pinstripes and the "A" logo on the chest.  It is possible that sample versions were made, although I have never seen a picture of one.  This is possibly what the team was originally intended to look like: "

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Copper pinstripes (though those look more like gold than coopper) would be interesting, but I don't think there's enough copper in the logo to make it work.  Maybe if they made the star or the snake pattern copper then it'd look good.

 

The A-chest home uniform was really good IMO - both in sleeved and vested.  Their road uniforms were never good.  I don't understand why such a departure from their home look.  I think an A-chest road would have been fine, or ARIZONA in something closer to their real wordmark. 

 

The road cap is one of my least favorite ever, as it never looked "major league" to me.  Even by today's dramatically-lowered standards, it still looks bad.

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On 4/23/2019 at 6:28 PM, Carolingian Steamroller said:

Proportionally, think of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. If you have the players arms and legs extended so they form a circle centered on the navel with a smaller circle encompassing the knees and elbows: everything beyond the elbow and knee joints are a team color (this extends to the cap); everything inside the inner circle is white, grey, or another single color; and the belt at the navel in the very center is the same color as the socks, sleeves, and cap. 

 

See how that matches up with this classic of Ernie Banks.

 

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Why can’t all ball players dress like this? 

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1 hour ago, 16kid said:

 

Why can’t all ball players dress like this? 

Because stirrups and wearing pants that a high cuffed isn’t comfortable to most players.

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4 hours ago, 16kid said:

Why can’t all ball players dress like this? 

 

They could, if we had sensible rules that required them to.

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8 hours ago, FightingGoldenDevil said:

The Diamondbacks should only use A-chest jerseys. Diamondbacks is too long and D-Backs looks ridiculous. Could someone mock that up with current colors?

I was thinking this too. I would do that for the home white especially since their cap insignia looks so perfect. It manages to subtly invoke both a Southwest aesthetic and the snake mascot at the same time.

 

I would prefer that they have a Arizona wordmark on their road jersey of course.

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Phillies need these full-time. Only teams with royal blue and red that even come close to this look is the Cubs and Rangers. Either this, or maroon and royal blue. 

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