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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Padres won’t feature brown uniforms until 2020, at the earliest - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, asked Tuesday about serious alterations in the near future, said “it’ll probably be the 2020 season before we see anything.” The owner said the team has commissioned a “major firm” to conduct a research study of quantitative data.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 16, 2018 at 08:24 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Leroy Kincaid Posted: January 17, 2018 at 06:28 AM (#5607825)
They'd be wearing brown pants if Jim Rice were still playing.
   2. Man o' Schwar Posted: January 17, 2018 at 02:30 PM (#5608222)
You really need to do a research study of quantitative data by a major firm to decide whether or not to wear brown uniforms?

I mean, Costanza put the Yankees in cotton after just a couple of days. And what a fabric!
   3. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: January 17, 2018 at 02:39 PM (#5608234)
Terms and expressions I can't get enough of by others trying to explain the involvement of others.

"Major Firm." "Top men" (best used by pipe smoking guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark) "Officials" "Leading [insert generic term of source)" "Experts say" "Sources say" "People close to the investigation"., etc.

I had a prof. that would give us an automatic F if we dared to use any of these in our copy.
   4. Omineca Greg Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5608268)
I hope they go with Pantone 448c. Otherwise known as "opaque couché", it is a colour so brownly offensive to people's sense of good taste and fashion, that the Australian government made it the official colour of death (cigarette packages are only allowed to come in opaque couché, and hopefully the colour is so gross, people will quit).

I dunno, I kind of like it. There's a few yellows that I think are worse.
   5. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:10 PM (#5608274)
They'd be wearing brown pants if Jim Rice were still playing.

Or if the Krocs still provided the postgame spread.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5608297)
Good call -- if you're going to be putting crap on the field for the next three years, best to avoid the visual reminder of crap.

#4: Saw a presentation from the marketing folks who did the analysis behind that decision. I remember almost none of it except them talking about how weird and kinda fun it was for them that this time they were supposed to find something people really didn't like. But I do think there was talk of "black=death" but they found \"####\" was a more effective message to convey.
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:48 PM (#5608305)
Ladies and gentlemen, YOUR 2020 San Diego Padres!
   8. PreservedFish Posted: January 17, 2018 at 03:53 PM (#5608308)
Pantone 448c looks like how I imagined "babyshit brown," a color repeatedly discussed in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Bluebeard.
   9. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: January 17, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5608370)
I've stated this before, but it bears repeating: The Padres would be best served to combine their '90s uniform design and their late-'80s color scheme. Switching to blue as the primary color, joining like 13 of the other 25 teams, was always a mistake, but a return to something resembling their hideous '70s rags is not the answer.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 17, 2018 at 05:30 PM (#5608388)
There's something about these uniforms that is so brown, it's like, "How much more brown could they be?" And the answer is none. None more brown.

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