Patriots unveil new wordmark and it is just not impressive

The old and the new.

A few weeks ago, there was a rumor that the Patriots would be changing their wordmark. It wasn’t confirmed until the team sent out a press release on it. As you can see, gone is the cursive and in with the generic mid-serifs.

I am not on board with it. I liked the previous wordmark and the changes don’t really stand out to me. Does that mean their uniform will undergo a change at the collar?

This new wordmark is very unimaginative. The serifs don’t appear on two of the letters and I think I’ve seen this font before. Where? Oh I know. I saw it all last year.  The tails look pointless and it reminds me of this.

Change for the sake of change. Not needed and not a fan.

Will Manny Ramirez find his way back to the majors after signing minor league deal with Texas?

Manny Ramirez is looking for one last run in the big leagues.

The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal with their Triple-A affiliate. Ramirez will be activated in a few days, will cut his hair to comply with team policy, and hope for a chance to latch on for one more run in the big leagues.

This season, Ramirez aws in Taiwan with the EDA Rhinos where he hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games. His three-month contract expired and he’s hoping for a chance to get called up by the Rangers.

I don’t know how much he has in the tank. With the Oakland Athletics last year, he couldn’t generate enough consistent power in Triple-A to warrant a call-up. The A’s didn’t have room for him as a DH as the team was platooning Brandon Moss and Chris Carter at the time as well as rotating their outfield. If Ramirez wants to get called up, he has to hope that the Rangers DH situation would warrant such a move.

Does Ramirez offer the Rangers much? I don’t know if he does but it’s a low risk, high reward situation for the Rangers. And Ramirez is full of surprises, so maybe he has one more “Manny being Manny” moment left in him.