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I was watching one of many extra innings Red Sox meltdowns tonight, and I noticed something. Most of the Braves' nameplates have arched lettering (the vertical strokes stay vertical). But one of the pitchers, Sam McConnell, had his nameplate lettering done on a curve (the verticals fan out along the curve of the nameplate). Are there other teams that have this inconsistency? I don't know if any other teams besides the Braves arch the letters, but maybe he was a rushed callup and they had to do the nameplate real quick.

here is the only recent picture I could find of the arched lettering

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He is probably a recent callup, in which case they don't have time to do the stylized arch. I've seen it before for the Braves.

The Red Wings have the arch in hockey, but in their training camp, they just go straight. It's cheaper and easier I think.

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I know the arch is not very common. Besides the RedWings, the teams I can think of that have it or had it would be the Avalanche, the Lightning, NY Rangers, Florida Panthers (maybe), possibly the Sharks, and UMass-Lowell. UMass-Lowell had the same font as the Lightning (with open counters on the A, R and P), and it was also 3-D. My game worn UML jersey is done in that style. A few years later they went to straight across the back lettering. I think the current uniforms brought back the arch.

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