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Anyone else notice that the site is gone?

NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Someone needs to step to the plate now and revive it.

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No I didn't and it sucks now that you mention it.

I love the hook-in they have (had) with Baseball-Reference where you can view every player's uniform all on the same page.

Baseball and football are the two sports I've noticed lacking with uniforms. Hockey is really extensive and some NBA teams have their complete uniform history on this site. (Thanks to the people responsible for that as well. I know people put alot of time into that simply for their own enjoyment)

Also Colorwex hasn't been updated in awhile. Wonder if anyone knows what the deal with that is.

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I have hundreds of uniforms done on my template and I wanted to open a site but I can't do it by myself. If any baseball fans that are also web designers want to get together to do this thing, I'm more than willing to launch early.

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Also Colorwex hasn't been updated in awhile. Wonder if anyone knows what the deal with that is.

Ever think that he is just one man who has other responsibilities in his life to do other than the site?

Yeah I understand that completely dfwabel

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Also Colorwex hasn't been updated in awhile. Wonder if anyone knows what the deal with that is.

Ever think that he is just one man who has other responsibilities in his life to do other than the site?

I'm just asking a question. No need to jump down my throat about it. If nobody knows then nobody knows. Its not something I'm losing sleep over.

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Something like this can't be done by one person. I have been doing the research and template build by myself for more than 2 years. I have had artists on this site help to re-create logos that are not on the mother ship. But in order to get enough uniforms done to have a respectable website launch, I'm going to need a team of guys willing to put together uniforms on the template I created. I'm talking about 4-5 people. I will put the word out to the guys at uni-watch too. I'm also in need of a web designer that can create the actual site.

For those that actually didn't know I had been working on a database the last two years let me give you some background.

Marc Okkonen and I have been in contact about this project since the beginning. He has seen and approved the template I have been using. I have also been in contact with Bill Henderson and I use his guide for reference quite often.

I visited the Hall of Fame a couple of years ago and while doing my research there I met the person in charge of the Dressed to the Nines site. My goal has always been to write a book like Okkonen's but not go all the way back to 1900. I was just planning to cover the last 60 years. But this will include BP uniforms and alternates.

I have received a lot of help from the community but I am now putting these uniforms together by myself. If I had a small team to help with this process, a complete history can be done in a fraction of the time.

Once a team is assembled you will get the template and instructions on where to start. I will assign each member a set of uniforms to go over. I will also help in the research process if it's needed. You must be skilled in Photoshop to use the template. But artists re-creating logos and patches will need to be skilled in vector programs.

Communication between myself and the team will happen via Yahoo messenger, e-mail, and/or skype conference call. I need people that are not going to quit after a couple of months. I understand you guys are volunteering your time and I will greatly appreciate any help. But if you commit to do something then I will be depending on you to get it done.

So if you guys want someone to lead the charge for a new and better version of Dressed to the Nines, I'm your guy. But I need help to make it happen. Please PM me with any questions.

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UPDATE:

Today on Uni Watch:

These black ribbons, incidentally, are very much in keeping with the way baseball memorials used to be. If you check out the “Patches and Armbands” section of Dressed to the Nines (which is currently having major technical issues, so I can’t link to it at the moment — I’ve alerted curator Tom Shieber), you’ll see that the standard uniform memorial for several decades was “black crêpe” — basically a small strip of black fabric.

So maybe it isn't gone forever.

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It would still be a terrific idea to make a database with even better designs and maybe a clearer layout (it's weird to have the Angels divided up the way they are, or to have the K.C. A's and Royals share an entry). The old scanned paper dolls haven't aged well. I'd help!

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It would still be a terrific idea to make a database with even better designs and maybe a clearer layout (it's weird to have the Angels divided up the way they are, or to have the K.C. A's and Royals share an entry). The old scanned paper dolls haven't aged well. I'd help!

That's the one thing that I'm not a big fan of with Dressed to the Nines. Its definatley not modern technology friendly.

I would still regard it as a top notch great reference site though. They just need to update the template of their pre 2000 uniforms, which I know is alot easier said then done.

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It would still be a terrific idea to make a database with even better designs and maybe a clearer layout (it's weird to have the Angels divided up the way they are, or to have the K.C. A's and Royals share an entry). The old scanned paper dolls haven't aged well. I'd help!

That's the one thing that I'm not a big fan of with Dressed to the Nines. Its definatley not modern technology friendly.

I would still regard it as a top notch great reference site though. They just need to update the template of their pre 2000 uniforms, which I know is alot easier said then done.

Actually, I like the old templates better. The new ones just don't look natural - the seams are too thick / noticeable, the shading is too much, and the pinstripes are always too wide or too unnaturally placed. This is one case where I like the seemingly hand drawn uniforms better than the modernly rendered ones.

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It would still be a terrific idea to make a database with even better designs and maybe a clearer layout (it's weird to have the Angels divided up the way they are, or to have the K.C. A's and Royals share an entry). The old scanned paper dolls haven't aged well. I'd help!

That's the one thing that I'm not a big fan of with Dressed to the Nines. Its definatley not modern technology friendly.

I would still regard it as a top notch great reference site though. They just need to update the template of their pre 2000 uniforms, which I know is alot easier said then done.

Actually, I like the old templates better. The new ones just don't look natural - the seams are too thick / noticeable, the shading is too much, and the pinstripes are always too wide or too unnaturally placed. This is one case where I like the seemingly hand drawn uniforms better than the modernly rendered ones.

Plus the old ones showed alternate jerseys. That's just another plus.

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Actually, I like the old templates better. The new ones just don't look natural - the seams are too thick / noticeable, the shading is too much, and the pinstripes are always too wide or too unnaturally placed. This is one case where I like the seemingly hand drawn uniforms better than the modernly rendered ones.

I agree. If only they would create vectors based on that old template.

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Actually, I like the old templates better. The new ones just don't look natural - the seams are too thick / noticeable, the shading is too much, and the pinstripes are always too wide or too unnaturally placed. This is one case where I like the seemingly hand drawn uniforms better than the modernly rendered ones.

I agree. If only they would create vectors based on that old template.

I wouldn't be against that. I just don't think alot of them have aged well compared to what's out there now for uniform references. But like I said before I still regard the site as being top notch.

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Why only 60 years? Terribly arbitrary and random.

I understand that it's a big job, but If you're going to do this, you should start either with 1900 or the founding of the American League in 1901.

My plan was to go 60 years because that was the agreement I had with Mark Okkonen. He doesn't want his book to be obsolete and I can certainly understand that. But with a website anything is fair game. So I would be glad to do all of the same years he did and I even created a template with the longer sleeves to represent that time period.

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