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Padres' Fowler getting close to waving brown flag on uniforms [UPDATED: it’s official!]

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10 hours ago, FRIAR_BOLT_619 said:

This moving forward is about consistency.

Of all the great things said this may ultimately be the greatest. Of all the problems the Padres uniforms have had I firmly believe their lack of consistency has been the biggest issue. If they had just stuck with something, anything, almost any of their uniforms, for long enough then the Padres would at the very least have a clear identity today. Their lack of consistency is what has led to their lack of identity. If this changes moving forward then it will be for the better.

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Just looked through that link of Padres uniform history and had no clue that from 2001-2003 the Padres were navy and white at home and the orange was only on the roads and alternates. So their they mixed the previous orange and navy scheme with the later navy and white scheme. Sounds a bit like the Tigers do.

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I remember when the White Sox were the team that flailed around from identity to identity, with a totally new uniform (or color scheme) every few seasons.   Then they finally settled on something that works, a revival of an earlier look, and now they’ve been consistent for decades.  May the Padres be so fortunate. 

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11 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

I remember when the White Sox were the team that flailed around from identity to identity, with a totally new uniform (or color scheme) every few seasons.   Then they finally settled on something that works, a revival of an earlier look, and now they’ve been consistent for decades.  May the Padres be so fortunate. 

That’s a really good analogy, I guess the padres are currently in there “unnecessary navy” stage

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26 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

I remember when the White Sox were the team that flailed around from identity to identity, with a totally new uniform (or color scheme) every few seasons.   Then they finally settled on something that works, a revival of an earlier look, and now they’ve been consistent for decades.  May the Padres be so fortunate. 

Excellent point. This is exactly what I want for the Padres.

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12 hours ago, FRIAR_BOLT_619 said:

Brown uniforms coming in fall  

Padres’ return to brown will be unveiled after World Series

MAY 30, 2019
 
2:53 PM

The moment for which so many Padres fans have been waiting could come as soon as a few days after the conclusion of this year’s World Series.

Sure, a parade could be held downtown.

But far more certain is that the world this fall will see the uniforms the Padres plan to be wearing when they win their first championship.

The team’s chief marketing officer said Thursday the Padres will unveil their new brown and gold ensemble as early as November.

 

The “rich brown and vibrant gold” color scheme and the font for the numbers and letters have been finalized. The specifics were submitted to Major League Baseball and Nike earlier this month.

That essentially brings to the finish line a process that began more than two years ago.

The decision to return to the color combination the Padres wore from their inception in 1969 through 1984 came after two rounds of surveys and two rounds of dial research groups indicated it was the preference of the largest segment of Padres fans.

“I think it’s going to be a look and feel that San Diego can be proud of,” Wayne Partello said. “It’s an answer to what we heard.”

 

The Padres want to guard as many details as they can until the unveiling. But they did allow the Union-Tribune to witness some of their research groups. At that time, fans involved seemed to favor a white home jersey that included pinstripes.

Partello said Thursday that the word mark for the “San Diego” on the team’s road jersey will be different than the current version. Those away uniforms are sand, not baseball’s traditional gray. However, the sand is based in a brown palette, which will make it unique from the sand color the Padres wore on the road from 04-10.

The Padres are doing “some fine tuning, some detail work,” such as determining design of outerwear and a subtle change to the “SD” logo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler has vowed this will be the last uniform tweak for many years for a team that has had at least 10 significant jersey iterations (with several more tweaks) in its half-century of existence.

“The only consistency in our uniforms has been their inconsistency,” Partello said. “This moving forward is about consistency. This is about locking in on a look and feel that is consistent with what the fans and community wanted and moving forward with a look that is only us. The thing we heard is that the desire is for unique. This will be different.”

MLB does not allow for an announcement of this kind before the end of the World Series. The exact date of the reveal will depend on the schedule of some Padres players the team would like to participate in the event.

The new version will be for sale at the time of the announcement.

                  

 

Two things: 

 

I’m VERY disappointed that the home set may include pinstripes. It wasn’t a good look for them the last time they used them with the brown set, and I wasn’t really much of a fan of them even with the navy and orange set. 

 

Sounds like the “sand” road uniform is returning? If so, that’s an AWESOME choice. If there’s one color scheme that can pair with a sand/burlap/tan base, it’s brown and gold. 

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13 hours ago, FRIAR_BOLT_619 said:

The Padres are doing “some fine tuning, some detail work,” such as determining design of outerwear and a subtle change to the “SD” logo.     

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San Diego Union-Tribune Article

The “rich brown and vibrant gold” color scheme and the font for the numbers and letters have been finalized. The specifics were submitted to Major League Baseball and Nike earlier this month.

 

 

So, is PetcoPark.TTF finally gone? If so, that's fantastic!

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4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

I remember when the White Sox were the team that flailed around from identity to identity, with a totally new uniform (or color scheme) every few seasons.   Then they finally settled on something that works, a revival of an earlier look, and now they’ve been consistent for decades.  May the Padres be so fortunate. 

And then the White Sox went on to win a World Series in that consistent revived look. Hopefully I can celebrate the Padres doing the same thing like I celebrated the White Sox.

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I'm really delighted to hear that the Padres were so receptive to the fans' wishes and appear to be giving them exactly what they wanted. Now it would be nice if the Brewers and Twins did the same. I can't wait for the unveiling!

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25 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

I'm really delighted to hear that the Padres were so receptive to the fans' wishes and appear to be giving them exactly what they wanted. Now it would be nice if the Brewers and Twins did the same.

 

Gonna say it again - I really think the Brewers are moving back to the Ball-in-Glove logo, just in the navy blue so they can keep selling royal blue throwback merch.

 

 

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Start a Brewers thread if you want to discuss that. Our Padres have been terrible for a long long time and we finally have players to build a franchise around and a uniform/identity to be excited for. Please let us keep this thread Pads only and away from the tired Brewers talk.

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Gonna say it again - I really think the Brewers are moving back to the Ball-in-Glove logo, just in the navy blue so they can keep selling royal blue throwback merch.

 

 

 

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A “minor tweak” to the SD logo?  No more serifs?  Or removal of that shadow effect?  

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1 minute ago, larrypep said:

A “minor tweak” to the SD logo?  No more serifs?  Or removal of that shadow effect?  

 

I’m hoping that it’s an entirely new lettering font. Petcopark.ttf aged poorly.

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31 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

I’m hoping that it’s an entirely new lettering font. Petcopark.ttf aged poorly.

Is the SD on the logo part of that font set?!

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6 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Oh, no.  I smell another argument coming.  😛 

 

The ball-in-glove is bad.

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