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On 8/23/2020 at 7:45 AM, Digby said:

If we're doing powder blue throwbacks I wish they'd be proper throwbacks. Pullovers and collar/armhole trim.

And stripes!

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11 minutes ago, monkeypower said:

Uhhhh... what?

 

I don’t understand what this means.

It’s definitely not the case. That P came from an era where things didn’t mean anything, they just looked cool so the team used it. If pitching falls through though he may have a job in a design firm coming up with Nike Speak.

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I understand it’s not the case, I just can’t make out what they’re getting at.
 

The right side of the “P”? Like the bump thing?

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I think they mean the three curved lines on the fat side of the P. They kinda look like gateways. It’s absolutely a case of them reverse engineering a concept, but it’s a nice little unintentional nod, I suppose. I’ll allow it. 

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I believe Hader is referring, specifically, to the Sister Bridges (of which one, the Roberto Clemente Bridge carrying 6th Street across the Allegheny, is visible in the backdrop of PNC Park).

 

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As pictured here (top to bottom), they're named for Clemente, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Carson.

 

EDIT: As others have pointed out, the P simply fits in with the keystone serif motif that the Bucs have employed since the 40s. But I do think it's a cool little happy accident that it does line up that way.

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3 hours ago, Ted Cunningham said:

I believe Hader is referring, specifically, to the Sister Bridges (of which one, the Roberto Clemente Bridge carrying 6th Street across the Allegheny, is visible in the backdrop of PNC Park).

 

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As pictured here (top to bottom), they're named for Clemente, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Carson.

 

EDIT: As others have pointed out, the P simply fits in with the keystone serif motif that the Bucs have employed since the 40s. But I do think it's a cool little happy accident that it does line up that way.


We will never know. The Three Sisters Bridges were built in the 1920s and might have been some kind of inspiration. 

 

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There was no NikeSpeak back then.  They probably just ordered out of a black-and-white catalog.

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I'm actually thinking of buying this one.  With no NOB it looks like a natural evolution of their 80s uniforms.

They really have to re-work the creams.  The pinstripes and road greys have emerged as my favorites in this set.

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9 hours ago, NicDB said:

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I'm actually thinking of buying this one.  With no NOB it looks like a natural evolution of their 80s uniforms.

They really have to re-work the creams.  The pinstripes and road greys have emerged as my favorites in this set.

I'm convinced now that they need to return to normal baseball block numbers, probably the serifed ones like they used on the throwbacks (same as the Twins). This one is way to close, but the more "vertical" angles make it seem like they moved some points up or down just to have something different. The Rangers did a good job by putting the "thorns" on theirs, but here, some of the numbers look like they been squished and thrown on the jersey. I mean, look at the 4. It's normal and it makes the 2 look deformed next to it.

 

The old numbers would go with the new wordmark fonts just nicely, IMO.

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If you're going to go NNOB, then move the number up so that it doesn't look like someone just forgot to sew the letters on.

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29 minutes ago, BBTV said:

If you're going to go NNOB, then move the number up so that it doesn't look like someone just forgot to sew the letters on.

I’d rather them be centered, being too far up would seem awkward.

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1 hour ago, dont care said:

I’d rather them be centered, being too far up would seem awkward.

No, because, like with the front of the jersey, the eye naturally goes up. The chest area on the front and (more or less) in between the shoulder blades on the back.

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1 hour ago, McCall said:

No, because, like with the front of the jersey, the eye naturally goes up. The chest area on the front and (more or less) in between the shoulder blades on the back.

Which is what I’m saying, moving the number up too far because of NNOB looks awkward, leaving them centered looks more natural, the Yankees or Red Sox don’t move their numbers up because of NNOB because the number is already in the natural position.

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No you can definitely see that the Yankees numbers are naturally higher up due to no NOB.

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6 hours ago, McCall said:

I'm convinced now that they need to return to normal baseball block numbers, probably the serifed ones like they used on the throwbacks (same as the Twins). This one is way to close, but the more "vertical" angles make it seem like they moved some points up or down just to have something different. The Rangers did a good job by putting the "thorns" on theirs, but here, some of the numbers look like they been squished and thrown on the jersey. I mean, look at the 4. It's normal and it makes the 2 look deformed next to it.

 

The old numbers would go with the new wordmark fonts just nicely, IMO.


Interesting.  I think just the opposite.  I'd pair the new numbers with the 90s droptail scripts.

Then again, I've admitted several times before that the numbers are far and away my favorite thing about the new set.

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I agree.  The numbers are by far the best thing about this new set.

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On 8/30/2020 at 4:00 PM, McCall said:

No you can definitely see that the Yankees numbers are naturally higher up due to no NOB.

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This always bugs me.  I'm used to the Brewers getting this wrong, but do any of the NOB teams get this right?

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Red Sox are similar to the Yankees.

 

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30 minutes ago, BBTV said:

Red Sox are similar to the Yankees.

 

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Yes, the Yankees and the Red Sox/Giants' home uniforms all do it properly with the number moved up with no name. But it seemed that every team that regularly has a NOB, did not move up the number for the Jackie Robinson games.

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