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United Baseball Association - San Francisco Posted! (8/32)

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Excited for SF!

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*nearly two months later*

Long story short, school has been kicking my behind and life has just been crazy, but I've been working on the UBA and Ferris Wheel when I can. 

 

Finally, up next: San Francisco Miners

 

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The San Francisco Miners entered the UBA in 1984, quickly winning their first championship in 1989 and acquiring the best pitcher in UBA history, SP DeAndre Robinson. However, despite having Robinson’s multi-award winning arm at the forefront of the San Francisco rotation (and all pitching stat categories) from 1986 to 1997, the 1989 championship is the only title to show for it. The Miners have only made the playoffs four times since, most recently in 2013. However, with a second place finish in 2019 with 83 wins and a young homegrown roster, the Miners are well-equipped to chase their second title soon.

 

2018 Continental League MVP 1B Gustavo Ramirez is just 24-years-old, but he leads the offense and has easily taken over as the face of the franchise. Ramirez bats third and is followed by 27-year-old CF Robby Salazar, who lingered on the free agent market for a while over the past offseason before signing a one-year deal with the Miners to reestablish his value. With a monster season in which he led the CL in WAR, Salazar established himself once more as a top player in the league after years of injuries and should be handsomely rewarded this offseason. So too will 29-year-old LF Tetsukazu Aihara, the CL’s batting title winner for 2019, and 32-year-old SP Pat Cox, the ace of the rotation. Despite those losses, the future is bright, as San Francisco has six Top 100 Prospects, including 18th ranked SP Troy Pritchard, who established himself as a future star with a solid age-23 debut season in 2019.

 

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The Miners played around with a yellow and black color scheme upon joining the league in the 1980’s, but quickly adopted a metallic gold and black look in the 1990’s. The one cap features the primary logo of interlocking city initials, a staple since 1984, while the secondary logo seeks to tie two pickaxes into the identity. The Miners were named for the city’s history in relation to the California Gold Rush, hence the emphasis on gold in the identity. The team of DeAndre Robinson has stuck with that look since the 1990’s, adding two alternate uniforms in recent years that have attempted to diversify the look a bit. The unique black alt with pinstripes is worn on select Friday night home games, while the second black alt is worn during roughly a third of San Francisco’s away games.

 

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Thanks for viewing! I've been experimenting with some rough jersey swaps for fun, so I included those here, even if they're not perfect (anyone want to buy me Photoshop??). The secondary logo is based off an old Milwaukee Brewers logo, which I was originally using as a framework for my MLB Ferris Wheel Brewers concept, but decided to use here instead. The black and gold pinstriped uni is based off one of Vanderbilt's jerseys. The Miners may get a similarly inspired gold alt in future updates as well, if I decide I want to add another jersey to their rotation.

 

So, what are your thoughts?

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Looks good.  Pretty similar to Philadelphia.  I like the colors and the crossed bats.  I noticed there are no FL West concepts yet.  Anything coming from this division?

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5 hours ago, teeray01 said:

Looks good.  Pretty similar to Philadelphia.  I like the colors and the crossed bats.  I noticed there are no FL West concepts yet.  Anything coming from this division?

 

Thanks! I hear you on the similarity to Philadelphia -- there will be an update to Philly to differentiate the teams a bit more -- though I would say much of the similarity just stems from both teams using pinstripes. As for the FL West, there will be a team, I knowingly skipped that division. I'm deciding on the color scheme for Portland still, so I'll share the two color schemes I'm thinking of when I have some updates for Philadelphia and Jacksonville to share.

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i like them both as they are.  I probably wouldn't change much.

 

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Well I haven’t paid attention to this thread. But I like it. Good work.

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