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Oh I don't disagree with your assessment, just that even with those flaws, it's not "awful".  It's not even "bad".  It's just that it could be so much better.

 

Yeah - I'm a fan of the 50s set.  The current one is kind of a sterilized hybrid of that set and the late '40s.  It has no character... but it's not "awful".

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16 hours ago, hawk36 said:

I'm sorry but I find that logo really off the mark. White Sox... so logo is a batter with white jersey and sleeves? And the mark itself is a poor, generic Olympic icon at best. Really don't get why it's being used.  

 

15 hours ago, Ray Lankford said:

That would be nostalgia. 

 

It's not totally direct nostalgia, people like me just really like weird and abstract designs and there was alot of that prior to the 90's and just those designs do sometimes evoke a nostalgic feeling even if you weren't around during that era.

 

Old logos in general actually have a fun vibe to them and that's what gets people going.

 

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1 minute ago, Old School Fool said:

 

 

It's not totally direct nostalgia, people like me just really like weird and abstract designs and there was alot of that prior to the 90's and just those designs do sometimes evoke a nostalgic feeling even if you weren't around during that era.

 

Old logos in general actually have a fun vibe to them and that's what gets people going.

 

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And there haven't been any abstract designs in the past 30 years?

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2 minutes ago, Ray Lankford said:

And there haven't been any abstract designs in the past 30 years?

 

My point wasn't exactly that there HASN'T been there has been plenty but what I meant bout that the White Sox design is that it's weird and honestly stupid but some people just like that and I'm one of those people.

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21 hours ago, WSU151 said:

The Mariners were never teal and navy when they wore the trident-M...but...here we are.

 

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Now that I see this, the other day I came across a pic of Griffey in the old royal blue and gold Mariners outfit and it just looked horrible to me in hindsight. The Seattle Mariners have completely taken over the nautical color scheme of navy and teal with silver. There is zero reason for them to ever go back to wearing royal and gold outside of appropriate throwbacks. That royal and gold color scheme has nothing to do with Seattle or the Mariners theme/identity. Leave it in the past.

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30 minutes ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

That royal and gold color scheme has nothing to do with Seattle or the Mariners theme/identity. Leave it in the past.

 

Well, royal/yellow was the color scheme of the ill-fated Pilots and has a “nautical-ish” feel to it (e.g., a lighter take on the “naval cap” look), so it’s understandable why some people like it.

 

However, these people neglect that the few moments of serious contention for the Mariners came in navy/teal/silver. They should never go back to royal/yellow, as they OWN navy/teal/silver in Big Four sports. However, adding more teal would help (lighted teal lettering with navy outlines, silver only as a logo accent).

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Agreed.  The Mariners made a big step up when they adopted the navy, teal, and silver color scheme.  They shouldn't ever look back.

 

The Brewers, on the other hand, traded downward when they lost their bright colors in favor of something that pairs better with khakis from the Gap.  They need to change back pronto.

 

I'm not opposed to looks evolving, nor do I want every team to dress the way they did when I was 10.  We can evaluate each of them in context.

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On 11/26/2018 at 3:39 PM, Quillz said:

Opinions. Different people like different things. I can tell from Fernando's posts that he clearly grew up in a different era of baseball I did, so we like radically different things about the sport.

Sure, but to say that the powder blues didn't fit the Blue Jays' aesthetic is an odd opinion to have.  If any team was made for that colour, it's the Jays.

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Not sure if this has been posted or not, or if it's official or unofficial, but sales sheets for Topps' 2019 cards show a 150th anniversary logo honoring the start of professional baseball:

 

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That's a really generic-looking 150th logo (though very probably legit). Seems like it was designed to be stuck on the sides of hats.

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Technically Mariners have "Northwest green" which is equal parts green and blue. Charlotte Hornets teal is more blue than green.  so there is no true teal in MLB.  I don't know of any in milb either. I know of two college teams that have it though.

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On 11/28/2018 at 7:06 AM, WSU151 said:

That's a really generic-looking 150th logo (though very probably legit). Seems like it was designed to be stuck on the sides of hats.

should've took notes from who designed the Red's anniversary logo

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On 11/27/2018 at 10:20 AM, SFGiants58 said:

 

Well, royal/yellow was the color scheme of the ill-fated Pilots and has a “nautical-ish” feel to it (e.g., a lighter take on the “naval cap” look), so it’s understandable why some people like it.

 

However, these people neglect that the few moments of serious contention for the Mariners came in navy/teal/silver. They should never go back to royal/yellow, as they OWN navy/teal/silver in Big Four sports. However, adding more teal would help (lighted teal lettering with navy outlines, silver only as a logo accent).

I agree completely. But the original navy/teal/silver was the best set. Teal on the bill, teal alt jersey, just enough teal on the SINGLE outline. 

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8 minutes ago, hawk36 said:

I agree completely. But the original navy/teal/silver was the best set. Teal on the bill, teal alt jersey, just enough teal on the SINGLE outline. 

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It’s a good look, but I have two points of contention:

 

1. Those uniforms had a silver outline beyond the teal, but it wasn’t all that visible.

 

2. Outside of the teal-billed cap (which should have been the road cap, as the road set looked so g’d dreary without it), there’s not enough teal. I’d rather the Mariners use the Orioles/Braves-style color balance with teal:

 

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With the Marlins surrendering the “teal-first” look, the Mariners can make it their own. Pair it with a teal-billed cap, navy accessories, and navy socks with teal/white/maybe silver stripes, and you’d have a perfect refresh of that look.

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1 hour ago, hawk36 said:

I agree completely. But the original navy/teal/silver was the best set. Teal on the bill, teal alt jersey, just enough teal on the SINGLE outline. 

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I still can’t figure out why they ditched this as the home cap. They brought it back a few years ago which was a great move, but they pair it specifically with the teal alt, I believe.

 

This was a GREAT look. 

 

 

I worked in Seattle summer of 2014 and every time my shop got a shipment of these caps in, they absolutey flew off of the shelf. I remember trying to find one for @McCarthy and they were sold out just about everywhere. 

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47 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

I can’t figure out why they complicated their wordmarks and made them harder to read.  

 

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It's like they got a new person in charge who felt they had to change something to justify their existence. Absolutely a downgrade and for no reason.

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1 hour ago, Gothamite said:

I can’t figure out why they complicated their wordmarks and made them harder to read.  

 

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Are you saying that the first one is more clear? Because while I think the focus of the Mariners should be the navy/teal combo AND teams should generally avoid extra outlines, the second script here seems clearly more legible IMO. The navy and teal against each other up top feels blended and less bold. And the silver washes out in the white as well. With the second script you see and feel all the elements.

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