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Taste and refinement are far from what I think of when I think of the Padres' hideous 70s look.

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way. The early 80s uniforms though, were pretty solid looking. I' m starting to love them.

How early in the '80's are you referring? '85 I might agree with. Anything with the 3 color taco bell cap was just blah. Better than some of the mid-late 70's looks I'll grant you, but still garbage.

So nothing for Lake Elsinore?

Nada. I was there for a short while and it was just a big after-party hosted by them and Brandiose, nothing really going on business-wise.

Not sure why anyone would expect Lake Elsinore to make any changes. Aren't they still one of the top selling MiLB logos and caps? That and it's just a good look anyway.

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Not a "change" per se, but something a little different: the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-season A affiliate of the Giants)...

...have this cap (charcoal gray/black) as their home cap:

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...with a jersey that's white with red script and trim.

And they wear this cap...

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...with a road gray vest that has black sleeves and a red script. Any other MiLB/indy/collegiate teams that have their caps and jerseys almost "backwards" like this?

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So the only thing left is the Nasheville sounds, full reveal right? Or is there a few more teams that are getting slightly new looks?

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Not a "change" per se, but something a little different: the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-season A affiliate of the Giants)...

...have this cap (charcoal gray/black) as their home cap:

RJGJKSVWVZKDKNM.20120713230138.jpg

...with a jersey that's white with red script and trim.

And they wear this cap...

pMLB2-15819076dt.jpg

...with a road gray vest that has black sleeves and a red script. Any other MiLB/indy/collegiate teams that have their caps and jerseys almost "backwards" like this?

While I can't address other teams, I can safely opine that the Volcanoes identity is a complete cluster-fluff. Has been from day one. Could anyone who wasn't here when the team moved to town tell you that the abstract volcano has a "K" shaped plume for Keizer and an "S" shaped lava flow for Salem? Yup...

Does it need a Brandiose treatment? Hell no! But it could use a little freshening up, something to make it look a little less 1996-ish, IMO.

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Not a "change" per se, but something a little different: the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-season A affiliate of the Giants)...

...have this cap (charcoal gray/black) as their home cap:

RJGJKSVWVZKDKNM.20120713230138.jpg

...with a jersey that's white with red script and trim.

And they wear this cap...

pMLB2-15819076dt.jpg

...with a road gray vest that has black sleeves and a red script. Any other MiLB/indy/collegiate teams that have their caps and jerseys almost "backwards" like this?

While I can't address other teams, I can safely opine that the Volcanoes identity is a complete cluster-fluff. Has been from day one. Could anyone who wasn't here when the team moved to town tell you that the abstract volcano has a "K" shaped plume for Keizer and an "S" shaped lava flow for Salem? Yup...

Does it need a Brandiose treatment? Hell no! But it could use a little freshening up, something to make it look a little less 1996-ish, IMO.

I actually like the Volcano logo. Believe it or not, I picked up on the "S" early on, but never saw the "K" until you mentioned it...and even, now, I feel like it's barely there as a stretch.

I've since found photo evidence that they do mix and match, even though the way I originally listed them is still the "standard." As is, it looks much better:

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Side note: the charcoal cap works for a team called the Volcanoes, but its logo seems outdated IMO.

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Not a "change" per se, but something a little different: the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-season A affiliate of the Giants)...

...have this cap (charcoal gray/black) as their home cap:

RJGJKSVWVZKDKNM.20120713230138.jpg

...with a jersey that's white with red script and trim.

And they wear this cap...

pMLB2-15819076dt.jpg

...with a road gray vest that has black sleeves and a red script. Any other MiLB/indy/collegiate teams that have their caps and jerseys almost "backwards" like this?

Actually, another Giants affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, wear black caps at home and red caps on the road. I always thought that was somewhat strange.

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Gotta agree with you Buc, it's strange indeed how so many teams go "mute" at home and more colorful on the road. Another example is how these days you'll often see teams with a two-tone cap on the road, with a plain solid color at home (i.e. Astros, Twins). Used to almost always be the other way around, if anything.

Back to the Volcanoes for a moment, their set still works alright IMO, even though it's almost 20 years old. The uniform scripts are unique and have enough lasting power, and the caps, while "backwards," work just as well. I'd even go so far as to say the circa-2003 armpit panels even add a little something to the home whites:

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And I rarely say this, but that custom number font is sweet!

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I don't think there is a separate thread for MiLB relocation, as this isn't a logo/uni change (yet...) but ground was broken on a MiLB stadium in Columbia, SC today. The most likely relocation candidate looks to be the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Hopefully the Columbia Blowfish name jumps from the Coastal Planes League

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I don't think there is a separate thread for MiLB relocation, as this isn't a logo/uni change (yet...) but ground was broken on a MiLB stadium in Columbia, SC today. The most likely relocation candidate looks to be the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Hopefully the Columbia Blowfish name jumps from the Coastal Planes League

Not gonna happen...the CPL team moved to Lexington County and is keeping the Blowfish name. (Though I did ask them about the possibility of doing a rename-the-team contest after this season)

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I just saw (around Thanksgiving apparently) that the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians A) have a new alternate logo. Sorry, can't post pics from where I'm at. Apparently trying to cash in on the Chihuahuas type stuff as it's just MV written in bones. Don't know if this will be a cap or whatever. They have a dark red road cap with a 1990's style clip art bulldog in a hard hat and a navy blue dog tooth home hat (think Lake Elsinore Storm) The MV was their twitter avatar...white bones on blue background.

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Has anyone heard anything on the Sounds new logo set. They were supposed to reveal everything in November.

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Has anyone heard anything on the Sounds new logo set. They were supposed to reveal everything in November.

I asked a friend who was recently hired by the Sounds about this. His response was basically, "lol no idea but hopefully soon."

FWIW, there are still two teams without 2015 artwork on an official database I may still have access to...

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The summer collegiate Prospect League's Jamestown Jammers have unveiled their logo and uniforms.

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They carried over the MiLB name? Good for them.

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They carried over the MiLB name? Good for them.

Yes, Jamestown Baseball, LLC - owner/operators of the new Prospect League franchise - came to an arrangement with MiLB whereby the collegiate summer team secured permission to use the Jamestown Jammers name. Said name is still owned by MiLB, along with all of the old Jammers logos.

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The summer collegiate Prospect League's Jamestown Jammers have unveiled their logo and uniforms.

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They carried over the MiLB name? Good for them.

That purple cap looks awesome- where could I get that?

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