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22 hours ago, ProfessorBigShots said:

Its looking like the Twins wont have a gray jersey. They have only shown the navy road uniforms.

0.0001% chance they dont have a gray uniform.  I mean, they revealed their powder blue uniform months ago and that still isn't available yet.

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On 2/19/2020 at 4:13 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

 

I am a big fan of that font. It is cheerful without being corny; it is distinctive and memorable; and (for those who care about such things) it is associated with the first championship in team history.

 

And I am an equally big detractor of the orange, which muddled a sharp colour combination. So for me, the 1984 home uniform with orange removed would be ideal.

 

The other nitpick I will bring up is the monogram. The old one was a pair of letters interlocking in a traditional manner, in the same way that the PCL Padres' monogram did. 

 

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This elegant monogram gives the impression of the D hung on the bottom of the S. And it is exquisitely balanced, with the space inside the top loop of the S complementing the space in the D.

 

By contrast, all of the monograms since 1985 have looked askew, with the S just shoved awkwardly into the D's open space. This gives a squished feeling; the balance of the traditional monogram is lost. (And the less said about that gap in the straight line of the D, the better.)

 

But the return of brown makes up for several flaws, and gives plenty of reason to rejoice.

 

You'll be surprised to know that the current font works well in the old format!

 

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I don't like it as much, but it's also a good arrangement. I added the gap, but it looks fine without said gap:

 

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16 hours ago, insert name said:

The green is unchanged. 


technically, it did change ever so slightly. 
 

while these changes are the kind of thing we’ll forget about after a couple of seasons, right now it’s pretty shocking. His hands will take some getting used to, as will the lighter blue - and more blue in general. Not sure why they added dinosaur scales to his arms. I always thought of him as some kind of flightless Bird, but given that he’s from the Galapagos (along with his friends in the Galapagos Gang), he could be pretty much anything. 

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13 hours ago, MattMill said:

Miami wore their vice outside of FL in the same week we see Minnesota wearing their limes on the road?

 

It's happening guys. It's taken 3-5 years but this expansion looks perfect. Almost 3-5 years too late. 

 

Neither set had been worn outside of home venues since their invention. I love it. 

What?

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3 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

You'll be surprised to know that the current font works well in the old format!

 

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I don't like it as much, but it's also a good arrangement. I added the gap, but it looks fine without said gap:

 

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Very nice.  For me this is preferable to the current arrangement, even if we include the unnecessary gap in the D.

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7 hours ago, EddieJ1984 said:

 

No, you're wrong. Phanatic is the best. Gritty just has been overhyped and overrated imo.

Yeah but the meme legacy he's already left has been much bigger than Phanatic. Granted I'm only one sample, but I know quite a few non-sports fans who have showed me memes with Gritty in them. I can't say the same for the Phanatic He's transcended hockey...

 

I sometimes forget that the Phanatic even exists.

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8 hours ago, EddieJ1984 said:

 

No, you're wrong. Phanatic is the best. Gritty just has been overhyped and overrated imo.


Well, Gritty is just a cartoonish version of Pondy.

 


Pondy is the coolest!

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6 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

You'll be surprised to know that the current font works well in the old format!

 

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I don't like it as much, but it's also a good arrangement. I added the gap, but it looks fine without said gap:

 

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TOO SMOOTH! 

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10 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

You'll be surprised to know that the current font works well in the old format!

 

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I don't like it as much, but it's also a good arrangement. I added the gap, but it looks fine without said gap:

 

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Fantastic either way! 

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On 2/23/2020 at 4:42 PM, insert name said:

The green is unchanged. 

 

I’m so mad this is flying so far under the radar. This is POTD material right here, people. 

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18 hours ago, chcarlson23 said:

Yeah but the meme legacy he's already left has been much bigger than Phanatic. Granted I'm only one sample, but I know quite a few non-sports fans who have showed me memes with Gritty in them. I can't say the same for the Phanatic He's transcended hockey...

 

I sometimes forget that the Phanatic even exists.

 

The phanatic has been an iconic mascot for 35 years.

 

Gritty has been a "kewl meme" most which aren't that funny anymore (tho I did love one sign someone had at the mummers about the mayor with gritty)

 

Again gritty is better than most of the other mascots the city has had, but make no mistake the Phanatic is the icon and a staple of the city.

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Memes are fleeting.  We'll see if Gritty ever achieves the lasting cultural relevance of the Phanatic.

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It’s foolish to think that Gritty can eclipse the Phanatic. Kids LOVE the Phanatic, and he’s way more visible, as he’s on the dugout during the game, on the field in between innings, and all over the stands. 
 

Gritty is more on social media, a few appearances here and there, and limited appearances during the games. By its nature, baseball is more conducive to mascot involvement. 
 

Gritty is extremely popular with adults that are into social media and have a sense of humor, while Phanatic has a more well-rounded base. 
 

I prefer gritty, but would never say he’s more important than the Phanatic.  

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I doubt this is anything other than him just putting on a different jersey for the picture, but Joey Gallo recently put out a tweet of him wearing the new powder blue jersey, but while wearing white pants. I like the look.

 

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4 minutes ago, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:

I doubt this is anything other than him just putting on a different jersey for the picture, but Joey Gallo recently put out a tweet of him wearing the new powder blue jersey, but while wearing white pants. I like the look.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Memes are fleeting.  We'll see if Gritty ever achieves the lasting cultural relevance of the Phanatic.

 

 

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I will say that Franklin ascended several spots on my list after his 🔥 performance with Pharrell at the NBA All-Star Game a couple years back. Feels like Philly is sleeping on Franklin.

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