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3 hours ago, mjd77 said:

I'd be in favor of coming up with an entirely new look using royal/yellow, and maybe powder blue.  That way they'd have a new look, but they can still do the BiG retro nights.

I think they could do either a modernized Barrel man logo mixed with the fonts found at the spring training camp. That or a new look completely. I’d stick with navy and yellow though.

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I've never been fond of any of the Brewers brandings since their inception. I do admire the cleverness of the BiG logo, but I consider the combination of true blue and yellow on the jerseys/wordmarks to be a bit of an eyesore. There's just something so harsh about it visually. It also doesn't feel very timeless, despite the simplicity of the design. It's easier for me to envision a vintage Padres look sliding into 2020 full-time than a vintage Brewers one. But if the majority of the Milwaukee fanbase is passionate about bringing back that retro look, I'd love to see it happen despite my distaste for it.

 

I do agree with a point made by someone here earlier, though. I used to think I preferred a navy BiG cap, but something brighter would be much better under the Miller Park roof. A lighter blue (than Navy) could work for Milwaukee if they scrap those 70s/80s wordmarks and come up with something new. Those spring training complex fonts displayed here would be a step in the right direction. 

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18 hours ago, BellaSpurs said:

Nostalgia can sometimes overshadow how good a look actually is

 

16 hours ago, Beer Barrel Man said:


The nostalgia factor cannot be applied to me as I was born around the time that the BiG and color scheme was sadly thrown aside in favor of the dreck that came after. 


The fact that I see fans in the navy BiG almost as often as I do the royal version tells me it's not about nostalgia and rather a genuine love for the logo.

I've honestly come to prefer the navy version.  I love Harvey's Wallbangers as much as anyone, but the Brewers have other history worth celebrating too.  The player with the most playoff appearances in a Brewers uniform is not Robin Yount or Paul Molitor but is, in fact, Ryan Braun.  Christian Yelich also has a very legit chance of carving out an even bigger legacy than any of those guys.  The BiG in navy is a good way to strike a balance between embracing their classic identity while still moving forward.  And, selfishly, I look better in navy, so it will lead to me owning more fan gear.

Some people are gonna complain about too much navy, but it's a color they own in the NL Central.  And it's not like they're pairing with with red or white.  There's no chance you'll mistake them for any other navy-clad team.

Plus, it's not like the Brewers are ever gonna stop wearing the royal blue version.  I've proposed the idea of the Brewers keeping their current fauxbacks and adding a powder blue road uniform for when they play American League teams.  Not only were the Brewers the first team to switch leagues.  But Milwaukee as a city has switched leagues 3 times.  They can embrace that unique history with a "dual" identity united by a single logo.

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21 hours ago, Teal said:

I wonder if any teams will get re-branded with the Nike deal coming into play. Unfortunately I don't have any intel regarding the MLB. 

As with any manufacturer changeovers (NHL, NFL) there's usually a few.

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Well, we already know there's one - the Padres. 

 

There have been rumors around the Brewers as well, but that's not been confirmed.

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On 9/4/2019 at 2:05 AM, AstroBull21 said:

As with any manufacturer changeovers (NHL, NFL) there's usually a few.

Let's hope so. We only know about the Padres thus far. 

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1 hour ago, Teal said:

Let's hope so.

 

Conversely, let’s hope not.  The league is looking pretty good by and large, we don’t need Nike to come in and talk more teams into looking like the Diamondbacks.

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I'd love to see Nike overhaul the Rays. The Twins need to join the Padres and presumably the Brewers in re-adopting vintage identities. The Indians need to reimagine their logo/caps for the post-Wahoo era. The Diamondbacks need to bring back their early 00s look. And the Marlins need to pretend their most recent rebrand never happened. Otherwise things look pretty solid out there.

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On 9/3/2019 at 12:26 PM, Gothamite said:

Well, we already know there's one - the Padres. 

 

There have been rumors around the Brewers as well, but that's not been confirmed.


Crosses fingers

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6 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

I wonder about the Rangers...

 

I wouldn't mind seeing the Rangers get a new set when they move into their new ball park. Personally I love the 1986-1993 set the best. Hopefully they can get a set similar to those.

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10 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

I wonder about the Rangers...

 

They seem to have been married to this "look" for life now. A few small changes would be nice, especially seeing Rangers return on the home whites. 

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It's probably not going to happen, but I wish the Mariners would revert to their pre-2015 jersey lettering. The old Navy-Teal-Silver lettering looked much cleaner than the Navy-Silver-Teal scheme they've deployed over the past few years.

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8 minutes ago, njpoz said:

It's probably not going to happen, but I wish the Mariners would revert to their pre-2015 jersey lettering. The old Navy-Teal-Silver lettering looked much cleaner than the Navy-Silver-Teal scheme they've deployed over the past few years.

 

Couldn't agree more.  The original orientation was much cleaner, much more legible.

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Mariners should use the teal bill caps as their permanent home uniform and also use the teal bill batting helmets for home. Also wouldn't hurt bringing back the Northwest Green alternate cap from 1994-1996. I'm still bummed MLB the Show hasn't added those.

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I have a better idea, along with brightening the teal a bit.

 

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If the Marlins won’t do it, the Mariners should. Of course, the teal-billed hat would be worn for both home and road use. 

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On 9/5/2019 at 1:09 AM, Marlins93 said:

I'd love to see Nike overhaul the Rays. The Twins need to join the Padres and presumably the Brewers in re-adopting vintage identities. The Indians need to reimagine their logo/caps for the post-Wahoo era. The Diamondbacks need to bring back their early 00s look. And the Marlins need to pretend their most recent rebrand never happened. Otherwise things look pretty solid out there.

The Twins identity is close to perfect rn, I hope they don’t change it. And the diamondbacks need a new look not a vintage throwback rebrand. And the Marlins look is much better than I anticipated, maybe some small adjustments, but I’d hate they change it so soon

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