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I've often thought about bringing back the Metrodome Twins, but with purple in place of navy.  As in a darker blue violet... essentially a "navy purple" that's just different enough to notice.  It'd give them a unique color to brand around that would prevent them from being another navy/red team, and it's one that has some strong civic ties to Minneapolis.

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2 hours ago, NicDB said:

I've often thought about bringing back the Metrodome Twins, but with purple in place of navy.  As in a darker blue violet... essentially a "navy purple" that's just different enough to notice.  It'd give them a unique color to brand around that would prevent them from being another navy/red team, and it's one that has some strong civic ties to Minneapolis.

 

Fleer Ultra cards in 1992 used a purple/red color scheme for the designs on the cards of Twins players. It looked good and had me thinking they wore dark purple for a long time. 

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4 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

Fleer Ultra cards in 1992 used a purple/red color scheme for the designs on the cards of Twins players. It looked good and had me thinking they wore dark purple for a long time. 

 

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Ah, I remember this as a kid. Obviously done to separate all the blue and red teams. Too bad all these identical blue and red teams never got the hint themselves. It didn't bother me because purple was at least associated with Minnesota.

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7 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

I’ve thought that dark green/light blue or dark green/red would be perfect for the Twins.

 

Both would be great if the Twins were a new club. But after finally getting the Brewers and Padres messes settled, I'm wary of any dramatic shifts in team colors. Navy to dark purple would be about as undramatic a shift as possible, but still allow the Twins to be identified by a unique color.

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I own a few vintage baseball caps and you’d be surprised by the colors used vs. what they used in the common era. The twins are one of those teams.
 

The old dark navy blue wool was much richer and bluer than the common ‘black’ dark navy. Same with the red threads in the M logo. It’s brighter to the point of almost being what they call infrared. 
 

There may be a bit of legs to the twins appearing as a bit of a purple team. 
 

just throwing that out there

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I don't know why but I seem to have a very vague memory of the Twins purple thing too. I never thought they were purple but I understand how someone could think that. It's like a Mandela Effect situation.

 

To be honest, I wouldn't mind if the Twins went to a dark purple like the old school Vikings helmet. Dark purple and red would be badass.

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FWIW, I also thought the Twins were a purple and red team growing up. Aside from early 90s baseball cards, paired with the Metrodome’s lighting, I had a Twins sundae helmet that appeared to be a dark shade of purple.

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27 minutes ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

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Nike just saw this and now we are all doomed. 

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I'm always baffled by the suggestion that the Twins should somehow be the club that falls on the sword to break up the league's monotony and change to purple or green. It's not like this is an expansion club, or a team with zero history. This team has been some version of red and blue dating back to its days in Washington. it won two World Series championships as a red-and-blue team. Yet sure, let's scrap that so they can parrot the colors of two other teams in town that have won exactly nothing. And for what reason? So nobody would confuse them with the Indians or Red Sox? Is anybody actually doing that?

 

Since I'm on my old man soapbox here, I also don't understand why the Twins are somehow a team with a muddled identity. It seems pretty simple to me: They have a home wordmark, a road wordmark, a retro wordmark, and the TC ligature -- all applied in varying ways, with colors that either adhere to its current brand or to a throwback look. 

 

The Diamondbacks trot out brick and black and a random turquoise set and everyone just says "cool." 

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Since I'm on my old man soapbox here, I also don't understand why the Twins are somehow a team with a muddled identity.

 

Well...

 

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They have a home wordmark, a road wordmark, a retro wordmark, and the TC ligature -- all applied in varying ways, with colors that either adhere to its current brand or to a throwback look

 

Yes.  Exactly.  That would be why. 

 

Theire trying to be all things to all people.  And throwing elements from different eras together, applied in varying ways and with different color schemes, while adhering to at least two different aesthetic eras, that right there is pretty much a recipe for “muddled identity”.  

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Muddled identity notwithstanding, their navy/red color scheme shouldn’t be thrown out for green, purple, or another base shade. 
 

If they have to do anything, add light blue accents across all uniforms.

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Disclaimer: I am strongly in the "the Twins are a 100+ year red-blue franchise and shouldn't have to change" camp.

 

However, for the sake of argument, if they did have to change, I would go with the very Minnesotan and under-utilized color scheme of the Super Bowl LII branding:

 

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6 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

If anything, the legacy team to drop navy/red should be Cleveland.

I wonder Indians would look like in Cavaliers' colours(please NO BLACK) or Browns' old colours.

 

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8 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

If anything, the legacy team to drop navy/red should be Cleveland.

 

I’ve said it before, but using the Spiders identity with purple, black, and just a touch of red would be absolutely fantastic for Cleveland. 

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6 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

 

Well...

 

 

Yes.  Exactly.  That would be why. 

 

Theire trying to be all things to all people.  And throwing elements from different eras together, applied in varying ways and with different color schemes, while adhering to at least two different aesthetic eras, that right there is pretty much a recipe for “muddled identity”.  

 

I thought that was just the Nike-era NBA.

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