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NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks

 

The Diamondbacks have sported a lot of different looks over their two decades in the MLB. Nothing's really seemed to stick for them yet. They haven't been a team afraid to experiment. The last couple seasons they've worn some of the least traditional unis in the big leagues, but luckily their newly-introduced threads for the coming season return them back to normalcy for the most part. They did, however, keep that bright teal in their color scheme, of which I am not really a fan, especially with the Sedona Red they use as their primary color. My concept tries to grasp onto a more traditional, yet modern feel. I axed the teal for the gold included in the outlining of the original Diamondbacks logo. Also, the terrible "D-Backs" wordmark is gone. That, too, has never been popular with me. I used the current logos and fonts, simply recolored. This set took forever to create, so I hope y'all enjoy it! Be sure to tell me what you think!

 

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The San Diego Padres are up next!

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I like this look for the Diamondbacks! I like the D-Backs in turquoise, but that's just personal choice. Replacing sand with copper makes for an interesting look. Curious how it would look if you replaced white with cream (similar to their original uniforms) but using a shade that works better with the black and red, obviously. 

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I like that set a lot! Only thing I'd change is outline the Arizona script on the road uniform in sand too, like that numbers. 

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@_DietDrPepper_ the road wordmark is outlined in copper, like the number, but I think it blends with the red outline between it and the black wordmark

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Quick cream update to the Diamondbacks. Liked the idea, @coco1997

 

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I like the D-Backs in cream!  I think cream is such a rare home uniform color, now only worn by Milwaukee, San Francisco, and sometimes Atlanta, but there's A LOT of teams that would look great in cream.. The DBacks being one of them.

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NL West: San Diego Padres

 

The Padres just unveiled new unis for the 2020 season, and while I don't think they're the worst set they've worn, I'm not actually that big of a fan. I do like the return of pinstripes, which is why I used them in my concept. In my opinion the yellow and brown gets a bit boring. That's why I added some orange back into the mix, like the team did in the '80s. I think it adds a little pop where it's needed. Another big change I made calls back their original look, which featured a sand-colored away uni. I like how this aspect separates the Padres from other teams, and I'm glad they brought it back as well. For the alts I disliked having a bright yellow or orange jersey for the home look, so I decided for a throwback to 1972. The brown top can be worn at home as well.

 

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The Rockies are next to finish up the West!

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This is a really nice look for the Padres! My only suggestion would be to incorporate some orange into the all gold set. I know that would no longer make it a true throwback, but it would create some consistency since orange appears on the other three sets.

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NL West: Colorado Rockies

 

Rounding out the NL West, we have a team whose identity has remained the same throughout their history. The Rockies have sported the pinstripes for their entire existence, and so the lack of pinstripes here might be the first thing you notice. I also tried to emphasize the purple, a color not seen much in the MLB. I tried to really limit the black until I got to the alternates, and I tried to replace it with silver accents. There's not too much to say about the home and road uniforms. I tried to keep them simple. I changed up the script on the front of jerseys just slightly, but the difference isn't huge. For the alts, I liked how the purple looked with the "CR" primary logo and a number added to the front of the jersey as well. The black jersey worked nicely with the silver, I thought, because it helped contrast the purple and black.

 

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I'll be moving back into the AL next!

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Big fan of both the Padres and Rockies, that's a unique Padres concept and I really like it. The Navy and orange set was always my favorite so this is an interesting spin off. The gold alt needs sand or white pants though. Love the emphasis of purple for Colorado, although the home and away uniforms may need a bit of black. 

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On 4/13/2020 at 11:31 PM, _DietDrPepper_ said:

Big fan of both the Padres and Rockies, that's a unique Padres concept and I really like it. The Navy and orange set was always my favorite so this is an interesting spin off. The gold alt needs sand or white pants though. Love the emphasis of purple for Colorado, although the home and away uniforms may need a bit of black. 

The all gold uni is actually supposed to be a true throwback to 1972, which is the reason for the gold pants/jersey combo. 

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AL Central: Cleveland Indians

 

We're back in the American League, kicking off the Central with the Indians. The Tribe, in my opinion, do a pretty great job balancing their red and blue within their uniforms, and they have for a long time. I don't have many problems with their current look, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to see them change it up and throw some history in there. My concept resembles the late '40s look, as well as tying in some other historical uniform aspects, such as the sleeve numbers (used in the late '50s, early '60s). The primary logo stays the same, as do the team colors. The alts remain a lot like their current alternates, just utilizing the old script. Red comes into play more in the alternates, but I think it helps balance out the set. What do you think?

 

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The Royals are coming next!

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Rockies - I really do think any Rockies redesign that aims to keep their current look needs to either A. use a MUCH lighter shade of purple or B. ditch the black altogether. I do like the new purple alt. 

 

Indians - LOVE the use of the 1940s font! It would work really well on a modern design. I'd use the arched "CLEVELAND" on the road alt so the "Indians" script isn't used on three separate jerseys. Also, the sleeve stripes seem unnecessarily thick. 

 

Can't wait to see how you handle my White Sox! 

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AL Central: Kansas City Royals

 

Finally, after a busy work week and some computer issues, I bring you the KC Royals. I like the simplicity of the Royals current look, so I tried not to over-do anything here. With powder blue being their secondary color, I think they are a team that can get away with the powder blue roads full time. I also tried to use the powder blue more throughout the home uniforms as well. The blue is brightened up a tad, too, going back to the George Brett days in KC. For the alts, the road jersey can be worn on top of the road pants, and the blue tops remain the same as one of their current alternates; they can be worn on top of the road pants as well.

 

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Thanks for waiting for these. My White Sox concept is finished and ready to post later.

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AL Central: Chicago White Sox

 

The changes I made here are easily noticeable. For a good while now the White Sox have stuck to black and white, but in the last couple of years we've seen a few members of their line-up go for red batting gloves or other accessories. The Sox used to include red obviously, so I threw that back into the mix. This created a sleek, more modernized set of uniforms for the team. The pinstripes remain on the home uniform, but the roads gets a major update. The script on the roads is a throwback, as is the script for the home alternate jerseys. I tried to avoid a boring black uniform here, hence the cream home alt, and since red was so bold on the home and away sets, it gets its own jersey for the road alt.

 

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Let me know what you think! The Tigers are up next!

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I love these!  For the Royals road jersey, how about making “Kansas City” white?  I’ve always liked how the script really popped on their old road jerseys, and I think it looks better than making it blue.  Other than that, great work!

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Royals: What if you tried a white script and numbers on your powder blue.  I know it's technically their road uni, but the Royals are the one team who could pull off that look.  I also think it would make the Kansas City easier to read.

White Sox: This would be a much more cohesive set if you made the piping consistent.  It looks great on your solid whites but nothing else.  I think red is wrong for the White Sox, but as a concept I like where you're going.

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Royals - Great work! I like the addition of powder blue trim to the home set. 

 

White Sox - I'm surprised by how much I love that solid cream set that uses the '87-90 script! My biggest issue here is the red undersleeves and belts on the home and home alt. There's no doubt the Sox look great in red, but I think it should always take a backseat to black as a primary color. Make the undersleeves and belts black on the home and home and home alt and you've got a winner. I'm also not a huge fan of the Sox having a red alt for the same reason I mentioned above, but you made it work by balancing the design out with black undersleeves. And as @NicDBpointed out, the piping should be consistent on the road and alts. The sleeve and collar piping on the road set should be black/red/black and black/white/black on the red alt. 

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The White Sox are wearing black socks. 

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