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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

 

 

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