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There is some news in Wikipedia!!! You can see the "new" mascot's design: a retro version of Mr. Red.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Red

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The modern version of "Mr. Red", a/k/a "The Running Man" from 1999-2006.

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The "retro" version of the 1955 "Mr. Red", unveiled in 2007.

I'm thinking... that if the '99-'06 Mr. Red was wearing white with red pinstripes and some black details... and the new design of Mr. Red shows us its white and red clothes... so the new unis would not use anymore black.

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i'm mostly a fan of the mustache...

i need a mustache like that one.

Ask one for free from Rollie Fingers.

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man, i hope they get rid of the black hat, the black sleeves and incorperate and "old-time" mr red. that would be sweet!

The black caps are gone, as are the black sleeves. Vests and pinstripes are gone, too, I think.

Friday, December 1 at 5:00pm is the day and time.

As I said when I put those running men.

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I think they both have their charms. It's a case, a rare one, where you can't go wrong with either.

I tend to agree. Let me throw this into the mix, however. Of the modern running men, I prefer the one from the '70s and '80s that wore no. 27, whose uniform lacked pinstripes and who was running the other direction.

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CIN_2967.gif

The "retro" version of the 1955 "Mr. Red", unveiled in 2007.

As someone said, you can't go wrong with either Mr. Red. As a vintage base ball player, though, I love how the alleged new Mr. Red is dressed very much like a member of the 1869 Red Stockings, famously the first (openly) all-proffessional baseball team. To make it a real throwback, though, they need to ditch the "Red Stockings" script and put an old-English "C" on his chest, like this:

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Still, for me there's just something a little more fun about the purported new Mr. Red than the running man, whose uniformity of line thickness and perfectly rendered logos just seem a bit too "corporate" for my taste. He's a good logo, but he lacks a sense of spontaneity. He looks like a logo drawn by a very efficient committee. And he has too much black.

Were the new, retro Mr. Red to be presented as a concept here, I would have to point out how poorly rendered is his left leg, especially where his stocking meets his knickers. Looks like something I would do in my first draft in Illustrator. Too much foreshortening, for one thing, and the two bits of leg don't line up along the same line.

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I think the new retro-inspired "Mr. Red" looks a little different than the figure shown above. On the one I saw, the cap is more boxy than rounded, and there is a red "C" on the chest instead of "Red Stockings" (the same style C from the cap). The legs are more anatomically correct. Oh, and the figure has a black drop shadow which was very apparent, but it may not be on the final version.

I have not seen the actual unis, but I have seen other stuff. From what little I've seen, they also have a new script on the road unis. IMO, it's a very classy retro style script that just looks like baseball. The homes will have the "C REDS" logo. It's very nice and only uses black for the drop shadow. Mr. Red will be on the sleeve of the homes and alts and the C REDS will be on the roadies.

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And oh yeah, I forgot the Reds to add to the miscues.

2006 will certainly go down as "The Year of Bad Logo and Uniform Design.

-Buffalo Sabres

-Anaheim Ducks

-Arizona Diamondbacks

-Milwaukee Bucks

-Minnesota Vikings

Not sure if budgets have been sliced or if the process (timelines) are bing condensed to the

breaking point but something is amiss and hoepfully 2007 will be a much better asthetic year.

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And oh yeah, I forgot the Reds to add to the miscues.

2006 will certainly go down as "The Year of Bad Logo and Uniform Design.

-Buffalo Sabres

-Anaheim Ducks

-Arizona Diamondbacks

-Milwaukee Bucks

-Minnesota Vikings

Not sure if budgets have been sliced or if the process (timelines) are bing condensed to the

breaking point but something is amiss and hoepfully 2007 will be a much better asthetic year.

I'll agree with all of those teams except the Bucks, although I haven't seen enough of the DBacks to judge either way.

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And oh yeah, I forgot the Reds to add to the miscues.

2006 will certainly go down as "The Year of Bad Logo and Uniform Design.

-Buffalo Sabres

-Anaheim Ducks

-Arizona Diamondbacks

-Milwaukee Bucks

-Minnesota Vikings

Not sure if budgets have been sliced or if the process (timelines) are bing condensed to the

breaking point but something is amiss and hoepfully 2007 will be a much better asthetic year.

How's business Tom?

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