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2 hours ago, Ark said:

First of all saying the Diamondbacks "copied" the Rockies is pretty weird. No one would ever confuse their identities.

 

Absolutely. You'd confuse the Rockies with the White Sox.

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I'm surprised this is an unpopular opinion but I think the newly updated home, aways, and the black and red alts are maybe the D-Backs best look. It’s not fantastic but it’s miles better than the 90s mess and the blood gradient set it replaced. They look like a respected baseball team now. Just cut the two extra turquoise alts, they're unneeded and overrated. 

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On 6/29/2020 at 9:42 AM, TBGKon said:

Agreed, something about that desert red and light turquoise really goes together.  Toss in the black and sand for accent and thats a good combo.


I like either. 

Just not the red and black that has been done countless times. 

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22 hours ago, Anubis2051 said:

 

Don't forget the 1998 Expansion was the league apologizing to the players for collusion. So it kind of was an afterthought. Also don't forget just 4 years later they tried to contract two teams - namely the Twins and Expos.


"Tried" was more of a negotiation tactic to get stadiums built. 

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On 6/26/2020 at 7:37 AM, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Every single thing about that uniform looks silly.  

 

1.  White hat looks like something to be sold to fans, not worn on a field. For reasons beaten to death, white hats are silly in baseball.  Looking from the stands, I don't want to see a bunch of white caps running around, and they get all sweaty and dirty.

 

2.  The helmets didn't match.  The literal point of helmets is to be like a hard hat, so it should match.  No exceptions.

 

3.  The team name is "Diamondbacks", not "Diamond Backs".  It's not an ideal name for a team, just due to its length and relative obscurity (it's perfect for a minor-league team where identities are usually super localized) but splitting one word into two is never the right solution.  They nailed it with the A-chest jerseys that they won the WS in.  Those were great.

I think the current look is the best they have looked.  I was disappointed when they got rid of the snakeskin on the shoulders.  It did look stupid on the pants and the hat.  They should emphasize black red and turquoise more.  The turquoise pops really well off the old dark grey uniform and the white home. 

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On 6/30/2020 at 3:05 PM, SFGiants58 said:

 

Got ya covered there too!

 

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I'm not as big a fan of it as the purple, since the purple coincided with the team's best moment (2001) and has the benefit of being a fan favorite. The original turquoise with brick red and copper does look pretty good to me, provided that turquoise is the primary color. 


this looks so much nicer than I would have expected.

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On 6/30/2020 at 1:31 PM, BC985 said:

How did this become their road cap? The snake D led to a very divided home and road look that always felt like two teams mashed into one. I don’t think it’s a good looking logo, and I am glad they have stuck with the A. 
 

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This logo, as well as the snakehead logo, is what made me a fan of the team when it started! 

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