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Really, really bad jersey from the Giants. I know the goal was to replicate the bad '80s jersey, but they took it too far. The single color placket piping combined with sleeve cuffs looked slapdash back then, as if they couldn't decide if they wanted traditional piping or cuffs, so they went with both. It's like wearing glasses with a monocle. That error is made even worse in today's age of professional design and marketing. To bring that error back on the new set is inexcusable. The placket should have triple color piping. In reality, this alt should not have happened to begin it. This just ensures we will see less of one of the best road jerseys in baseball.

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Really, really bad jersey from the Giants. I know the goal was to replicate the bad '80s jersey, but they took it too far. The single color placket piping combined with sleeve cuffs looked slapdash back then, as if they couldn't decide if they wanted traditional piping or cuffs, so they went with both. It's like wearing glasses with a monocle. That error is made even worse in today's age of professional design and marketing. To bring that error back on the new set is inexcusable. The placket should have triple color piping. In reality, this alt should not have happened to begin it. This just ensures we will see less of one of the best road jerseys in baseball.

My reaction was "I love it!" Then I read the first bolded part. Ugh. I did not take notice of that at first.

I totally agree with the second bolded part.

And even with this "error", I still like it and don't agree with the third bolded part. I think it looks good, even without picking a side on 1 vs. 2 - color piping.

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Really, really bad jersey from the Giants. I know the goal was to replicate the bad '80s jersey, but they took it too far. The single color placket piping combined with sleeve cuffs looked slapdash back then, as if they couldn't decide if they wanted traditional piping or cuffs, so they went with both. It's like wearing glasses with a monocle. That error is made even worse in today's age of professional design and marketing. To bring that error back on the new set is inexcusable. The placket should have triple color piping. In reality, this alt should not have happened to begin it. This just ensures we will see less of one of the best road jerseys in baseball.

My reaction was "I love it!" Then I read the first bolded part. Ugh. I did not take notice of that at first.

I totally agree with the second bolded part.

And even with this "error", I still like it and don't agree with the third bolded part. I think it looks good, even without picking a side on 1 vs. 2 - color piping.

As a Giants fan, I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the new road alt. it's a good nod to the past and looks great IMO. Their current road uniform has a lot of problems with the script, as it doesn't match anything in their set and looks crammed onto the front of the jersey. The SF is a good compromise.

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Triple-color on the placket or single-color on the sleeves. Don't really care, but pick one.

Shame - that ruins the jersey for me.

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Really, really bad jersey from the Giants. I know the goal was to replicate the bad '80s jersey, but they took it too far. The single color placket piping combined with sleeve cuffs looked slapdash back then, as if they couldn't decide if they wanted traditional piping or cuffs, so they went with both. It's like wearing glasses with a monocle. That error is made even worse in today's age of professional design and marketing. To bring that error back on the new set is inexcusable. The placket should have triple color piping. In reality, this alt should not have happened to begin it. This just ensures we will see less of one of the best road jerseys in baseball.

My reaction was "I love it!" Then I read the first bolded part. Ugh. I did not take notice of that at first.

I totally agree with the second bolded part.

And even with this "error", I still like it and don't agree with the third bolded part. I think it looks good, even without picking a side on 1 vs. 2 - color piping.

I share OnWis97's sentiments word for word here.

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As a Giants fan, I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the new road alt. it's a good nod to the past and looks great IMO. Their current road uniform has a lot of problems with the script, as it doesn't match anything in their set and looks crammed onto the front of the jersey. The SF is a good compromise.

But here is my thought on that - why do you need to make a nod to this past? As a White Sox fan, I wouldn't like if they introduced 1983 throwbacks as regular alternates because those jersys are garish. While those jerseys are worse to me than the old Giants' road, at least they were unique, whereas the Giants' road looks extremely generic and dated from the late '80s (IMO). I understand your points about the current road jersey (and I disagree), but why throwback to a worse era? The Giants had a few good teams then, but they are now in their classic look, which is not only a throwback to their late NY and early SF jerseys, but also what they won the World Series in. Even if they chose a particularly good jersey to throw back to, I just don't see a second road jersey as a good choice.

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I read that as being more about his distaste for the regular road uniforms than a particular desire for a throwback.

If you want a new jersey anyway, why not look to the past for inspiration?

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I don't know. I think if they are doing a throwback inspired alternate, it should either be to a glory era (like the Packers' alts) or be a particularly memorable set (I can't think of an example, but memorable as in good, not garish). As an outsider, I don't know if Giants fans have a soft spot for these jerseys, and maybe they do. I have a soft spot for the ugly beach blanket Sox jerseys because they wore those when when I was growing up, but I don't want to see them return. I am biased because I really dislike cap logos being used on jerseys, especially home and road. However, I just don't think that jersey was decent to begin with, so I don't see it as worth remembering.

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On 1/12/2012 at 1:17 PM, HighCheese said:

Giants tweaked the regular roadies too

 

same thing as the alt

 

 

I give the "San Francisco" version two years, maybe one...then the "SF" takes over. I hope so...given these two uniforms (flaws and all), I definitely like the "SF" better.

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Ooh, now that I do NOT like. It's fine for an alt, but as the permanent roadie, it has to go. The reason I think it's a good nod to the past is because when you compare the current era of playing in a beautiful new park right on the water with the classic cream uniforms, it's such a stark contrast to the candlestick days that it almost feels like an entirely different franchise (at least to me it does). It's more of a good nod to a different era of Giants baseball, in a way.

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I still like the regular one better, but it now has the problem of the alternate: mismatched piping.

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NOOOO. It was one thing with the crappy alternate but to do it to the regular roads too... The Giants just ruined one of the best road looks in baseball. I don't think I've ever been this pissed about a uniform change that didn't relate to my team. Not only do those look like crap, but remember that they won their only World Series title in San Francisco while wearing that road uni.

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Holy :censored:, Giants! What the hell are you doing? The placket piping (if it matched) would make sense on the alt jersey because there is nothing else on the chest. But why would they use it to ruin the regular road jersey? Even if it DID match match and was a triple stripe, it would look like it was from a different set than the home jersey and be a departure from what they had previously done. Hell, maybe we can get the Red Sox to add a dropshadow or something.

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Holy :censored:, Giants! What the hell are you doing?

They're being kuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhh-ray-zy! Like Brian Wilson!!! lol!

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Man I hope that "San Francisco" road with the piping is just a photoshop job because they had one of the best road uniforms in all of baseball (and this from a non-Giants fan).

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WTF, I am speechless. You can't be serious SF Giants. Aside from the script, the overall road jersey the Giants have had for the past decade was BEAUTIFUL. Not to mention, it was the jersey the Giants won the WS with! I'm usually not the type that complains about the whole "OMG you can't change after championship NOEZ!!1!" stuff, but when the change is so ill-timed and just plain out unnecessary, I feel the need to bring that up. A throwback is fine, but two? With the same gray road jerseys? They had a chance to go with triple placket piping down the front, that way they could keep the same pants, switch it around a little every now and then, but still have the throwback idea in mind.

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The piping on the primary road jersey is inexcusable. There is absolutely no benefit to it. There's so many letters on there already, there's no need for extra decoration. The fact that it doesn't match the sleeve trim just makes it worse. Wow - what a bonehead move. There was no reason to touch it - I wonder what person was really sitting around thinking that it needed work.

The alt road jersey is pretty sweet IMO. It really doesn't need sleeve trim, or maybe just single color would have been better. I don't think it'll be that bad once it's paired with the pants, but it definitely sticks out like a sore thumb right now. Aside from that, I think it's a classy look and I like it better than the primary road jersey, as I just don't like that many small letters on a jersey. I'd rather it not have the gold trim, but that's minor in the grand scheme of things.

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What are the Giants thinking? The mismatched piping looks absoutely terrible, and seriously downgrades the primary roads. Plus, I've never been a fan of monograms on road uniforms: it really does not look that good.

San Francisco had one of my favorite road uniforms in all of baseball (that probably belongs in the unpopular opinions thread :lol: ), now their road uniform looks completely mismatched, like a 5th grader designed it.

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BTW, these might be bad photoshops. I believe (it's tough to tell from the pics) that the Giants logo sleeve patches have gray baseballs, meaning whoever photoshopped these up didn't color in the baseballs in the cream color they're supposed to be.

I doubt that means they also forgot to match up the piping (or mistakenly rendered the piping on the "San Francisco" jersey), but you never know. There is one apparent photoshop mistake on there, FWIW.

(Wouldn't hold out hope on that though.)

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