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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Report: There are more than 1 billion reasons why MLB let Nike put the swoosh on its uniforms

Nike’s swoosh has officially landed on the front of every Major League Baseball team’s uniforms, and many of the league’s fans are predictably not happy about it.

Uniforms that have gone unchanged for decades, like the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, now feature that little swoosh on the right breast, rather than on the sleeve like Majestic when it was the league’s uniform supplier. It is the first time a manufacturer’s logo has reached the front of MLB’s uniforms.

It’s a jarring sight at first. It also raises the question of just how many truckloads of money Nike must have handed to MLB for the league to agree to the placement. The answer, unsurprisingly, is quite a bit of money. But that’s not all.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the 10-year deal between MLB, Nike and retailer Fanatics is valued at more than $1 billion over 10 years. Even at its minimum, that works out to over $3 million per team per year, for a patch only a few inches long.

Ever get the feeling that MLB ownership would loot buildings for copper in order to make a few extra bucks?

 

QLE Posted: December 19, 2019 at 01:05 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dollah dollah bills, y'all, greed, nike, uniforms

Monday, November 25, 2019

Twins will sometimes wear baby blue uniforms in 2020

The Twins will wear a baby blue alternate uniform for 2020, replicating the team’s road uniform worn from 1973-86.

The team will also wear a special logo commemorating their 60th season in Minnesota.

The alternate uniforms can be worn in home and road games and will paired with the team’s navy blue cap.

“No uniform in the history of Minnesota Twins baseball drives more fan engagement than the old-school baby blues,” Twins President and CEO Dave St. Peter said in a release.

And the return of retro elements to contemporary uniforms continues.

 

QLE Posted: November 25, 2019 at 02:03 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: twins, uniforms

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brewers returning to ball-in-glove logo for 2020, unveil new uniform designs for 50th anniversary ce

And now, for some lighter news….

What was once old is new again.

That was the Milwaukee Brewers’ message as they announced a branding overhaul Monday night at the Skyy Lounge at Miller Park. The team confirmed growing rumors that they are returning to the clever, memorable ball-in-glove logo that came to identify the team until 1994, when they moved on after a 25-year run.

But this is not your parents’ ball-in-glove.

The Brewers gave it some modern flourishes, connecting the “m” and “b” that form the glove, changing the color from royal blue to navy blue and putting two seams on a now-centered baseball to give it a more authentic look. Club president of baseball operations Rick Schlesinger said the intent was to stay true to the nature of the original logo while bringing it forward to mesh with a rebranding of player uniforms as well.

 

 

QLE Posted: November 20, 2019 at 01:44 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, logos, uniforms

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Padres unveil new brown and gold color scheme

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brown is back for the San Diego Padres.

The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown and gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise’s inception in 1969 through 1984.

The new uniforms were unveiled at Petco Park in front a few thousand fans by players Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado.

Machado modeled the home white uniform with brown pinstripes that included the word Padres in brown on the front, trimmed in gold.

What can brown do for you, other than win the NL West?

 

QLE Posted: November 10, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: padres, uniforms

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SportsLogos.net - NEW Brewers Ball-in-Glove Logo for 2020

It’s been rumoured for years, but now it appears to be finally happening. The Milwaukee Brewers are returning to their classic “Ball-in-Glove” logo full-time for the 2020 season.

Thanks to a preview of a new Topps Baseball Card set, we got our first look at the new Brewers logo late tonight. The logo, shown on the lower-left corner of a “Bernie the Brewer” mascot card features the classic logo now in a darker blue and placed inside a circle. The team name “MILWAUKEE BREWERS” surrounds it in white and the circle outlined in yellow.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 30, 2019 at 09:13 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: jerseys, logos, milwaukee brewers, uniforms

Monday, August 26, 2019

Yeah, dominating Dodgers meant something for Yankees – ‘Even though it’s regular season, it felt big’

LOS ANGELES – In the late Sunday afternoon, life-sized shadows attached themselves to the heels of players largely indistinguishable from each other because of the non-chromatic uniforms they wore. The New York Yankees, burdened with head-to-ankles black in the 90-degree temperatures, appeared to be extensions of their own shadows. It was therefore hard to know where the Yankees ended and the shadows began, which is not an unreasonable metaphor in 2019. The answer lay somewhere in October and in a starting rotation still forming in the final days of August.

The Yankees hit their 59th, 60th and 61st home runs of August on Sunday, more than any team had ever hit in any month, and the 239th, 240th and 241st of their season, this though Aaron Judge has 16 all season and Giancarlo Stanton one. They’ve scored the most runs in the game, despite the injuries, which were – and are – plentiful. They crush left-handed pitching and are better against right-handed pitching. A few days back they gave Hyun-Jin Ryu about his worst whipping of the season, and on Sunday they hit three home runs off Clayton Kershaw, in this season unusual neither for them nor Kershaw.

So in a three-game series matching what some view to be decent World Series teams, the Yankees won two, on Sunday by 5-1. And in that series, 21 runs were scored, 15 by or as a direct result of home runs. There also were 72 strikeouts – again, in three games, a pretty good indication that October, like April through September, will be decided on the coiled back legs of hitters everywhere, swing hard in case you hit it, don’t come back ‘til you’ve blown an oblique, never mind the consequences.

The Yankees happen to be exceptional at that, as are the Dodgers. As are a lot of other teams, many of them headed for October themselves, their offensive games generally built around hitting the ball as far as they can, as often as they can. It’s how the game works now, which is fine by the Yankees, since, again, they’re loaded with those guys.

Yes, but how seriously can we take your success when it was in a match between stagehands and ice cream men?

QLE Posted: August 26, 2019 at 04:02 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, uniforms, yankees-no-fun-as-usual

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Baseball fans trashed the MLB Players’ Weekend black-and-white jerseys

MLB Players’ Weekend returned for its third year on Friday, and fans are roasting the league’s decision to introduce solid black and white Players’ Weekend jerseys for every team in 2019.

In the past, teams wore special edition jerseys for Players’ Weekend, but still retained their usual team colors. This weekend, every baseball game on television will be almost indistinguishable, and you might forget which teams are playing if you aren’t paying attention to the scoreboard.

The Chicago Cubs, thankfully, wore their usual blue caps on Friday to add a splash of color to their game against the Washington Nationals. For teams wearing solid white, however, it’s nearly impossible to read the logos and nicknames on each jersey. If you’re checking out highlights from across the league, every game looks the same.

In addition to all the other insults, I’ll note that the players in white vaguely resemble cricket players, which I strongly doubt was the intent of whoever had this idea…..

 

QLE Posted: August 24, 2019 at 03:40 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: bad ideas, players weekend, uniforms

Saturday, August 10, 2019

MLB unveils ‘Cubbies’ and ‘The Burgh’ uniforms for 2019 Little League Classic

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are getting a one day makeover at the end of August. On Friday, MLB unveiled new “Cubbies” and “The Burgh” uniforms that both teams will wear during the 2019 Little League Classic.

The jerseys will feature a color stripe across the chest with the team’s nickname for that day. The Cubs’ jerseys feature a blue stripe with lettering that reads “Cubbies.” The Pirates jerseys have a yellow stripe with lettering that reads “The Burgh.”

This is a departure from how Major League Baseball has handled the game in the past. In previous seasons, teams participating in the Little League Classic wore their colorful Players’ Weekend uniforms during the game.

This year, MLB decided to go with all-white and all-black uniforms for Players’ Weekend. The league decided to keep some color in the Little League Classic uniforms.

It is just me, or does this feel vaguely patronizing to anyone else?

 

QLE Posted: August 10, 2019 at 08:18 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, little league, pirates, uniforms

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

MLB Players’ Weekend is back with new nicknames, sleek uniforms and more social media

At the end of August, Major League Baseball players will have an opportunity to show off their personalities. Players’ Weekend is back, and it promises sleek uniforms, more social media presence than ever and entertaining player nicknames. Do you want to know which player will go by “Scoots McGoots” during the festivities? Of course you do.

But before we get into that, here are the particulars. Players’ Weekend will take place Aug. 23-25. On top of nicknames on jerseys, players will be allowed to use custom designs for various pieces of equipment, including spikes, batting gloves, bats, and catcher’s gear.

During the weekend, there will be a much more relaxed mobile device policy. Players will be able to use smart phones and tablets on the field or in the dugout up until the national anthem. Before and after games, players have the option to wear a shirt highlighting a cause or charity of their choice.

A number of MLB stars have been named Players’ Weekend Ambassadors for the festivities. They’ll be tasked with representing and leading their clubs. There will be 30 ambassadors in total, one representing each team. Ronald Acuña Jr., Pete Alonso, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Alex Bregman and Hunter Pence are among the players who will act as ambassadors during the weekend.

The more and more details I hear, the more and more the “fun” of this event feels forced.

QLE Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:41 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bad ideas, nicknames, players weekend, social media, uniforms

 

 

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