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When did the Orioles get Baltimore road jerseys?


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I'm sure this has been discussed on here, but I did a search and couldn't find it. I've got a free preview of the MLB package this weekend, so for the first time in years, I caught a bit of an Orioles game.... And they've got BALTIMORE on their roads! Wasn't that a point of contention for quite a while? I like it, personally. Are the Brewers next?

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FWIW, now that we've had time to see them in action, I have to say that the script sucks. The shrinking of the letters is way to dramatic, and makes it look like crap IMO. I like that they have the city name on the jersey, but they really could have done a better job with the design.

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FWIW, now that we've had time to see them in action, I have to say that the script sucks. The shrinking of the letters is way to dramatic, and makes it look like crap IMO. I like that they have the city name on the jersey, but they really could have done a better job with the design.

I'd have to agree with that. Make it all the same size; or just go back to 'Orioles'.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

I submit that it would be uglier, from the point of view of considering the uniforms together as part of a set, to have made the Baltimore lettering flat, such that the "A" was the same size as the "E." But having seen them in action, I've come around to preferring that the diminishing lettering be less pronounced. Figure out the percentage by which the "S" is smaller than the "R" in Orioles, and then apply that ratio to the Baltimore script.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

Figure out the percentage by which the "S" is smaller than the "R" in Orioles, and then apply that ratio to the Baltimore script.

That would seem to be the solution.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

Figure out the percentage by which the "S" is smaller than the "R" in Orioles, and then apply that ratio to the Baltimore script.

That would seem to be the solution.

Exactly!

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

Figure out the percentage by which the "S" is smaller than the "R" in Orioles, and then apply that ratio to the Baltimore script.

That would seem to be the solution.

Exactly!

I read somewhere that the Orioles did apply the same ratio to the Baltimore script; however, it probably doesn't look the same since Baltimore has more letters than Orioles and has to occupy the same amount of space on the jersey. A way to figure out if they did use the same ratio is to compare the "o" to the "a" in Baltimore since that has the same amount of letters as in between the "s" and the "r" in Orioles.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

I agree that the script doesn't work. I know they use the same shrinking effect on the homes, but "Orioles" is short enough that it doesn't bother me.

But just getting "Baltimore" on the roads was such an enormous battle that I don't really care. They can tweak the script eventually.

Figure out the percentage by which the "S" is smaller than the "R" in Orioles, and then apply that ratio to the Baltimore script.

That would seem to be the solution.

Exactly!

I read somewhere that the Orioles did apply the same ratio to the Baltimore script; however, it probably doesn't look the same since Baltimore has more letters than Orioles and has to occupy the same amount of space on the jersey. A way to figure out if they did use the same ratio is to compare the "o" to the "a" in Baltimore since that has the same amount of letters as in between the "s" and the "r" in Orioles.

Right - the angle of declination is probably the same in both, which is why everything past the "o" is so much smaller than on the home jersey. What we're saying is instead of keeping the angle the same, keep the ratio between the "a" and "e" the same as it is between the "r" and "S". The angle or slope would be different, but the letter size would be more consistent.

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This year. And there is a rumor that the Brewers are next.

It will look odd to have Baltimore on the Brewers' road jersey, no? ^_^

They moving the O's back to the Cream City?

Dammit... I was hoping I'd be the first one to make the reference :D

But I sure hope the Brewers are next... especially now that their affiliation with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers seems to have taken care of that whole "no... reallly... we're WISCONSIN'S team" excuse they had for not putting the city on the roads.

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My solution would be to just use plain writing for the roads, rather than script. It would be a bit boring, but I think it would look nice.

Isn't that "Baltimore" script basically the same as one they used at some point in their past? Looks familiar.

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My solution would be to just use plain writing for the roads, rather than script. It would be a bit boring, but I think it would look nice.

Isn't that "Baltimore" script basically the same as one they used at some point in their past? Looks familiar.

Not exactly, they're similar but not the same:

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Current

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All calculations of declination on the Orioles home jersey will be complicated by the fact that the Orioles home jerseys have not had the "official" script on them since 1998. If you look carefully at all Orioles home jerseys from mid-1998 on, you'll see that the second 'o' appears to be taller than the 'r' and 'i' by a little bit. Plus, after mid-2000 the transition from the second 'o' to the 'l' went to hell.

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The "official" script - from a 2007 BP jersey

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The actual script - from a 2004 BP jersey. Note the terrible transition from o to l.

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How the alternate jersey ought to look - bring back the white!

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