Diamondbacks complete the failure of their uniform branding

Remember when the Diamondbacks unveiled their new uniforms last offseason? We all hated it.

Then this offseason they announced changes to it because some of the design elements just didn’t work?

Well they no longer can salvage anything that can be salvageable. Two caps that were supposed to be part of the repackaged look have now been eliminated.

The gradient cap becomes the new primary. And based on this photo, the sold black cap and the solid red cap are no longer out of the rotation. Yes, seven caps was already a lot but the team removing these two caps means that the attempt at branding has reached its final failure.

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Indians’ new idea of getting rid of Chief Wahoo caps is a horrible compromise

I get it. The Indians want to slowly separate their identity with Chief Wahoo. That logo was seen on the caps of the Indians for essentially their entire postseason run instead of an appearance of the block C cap.

But now the news has surfaced that the cap logo will not be seen as much.

Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com spoke to the team’s clubhouse manager.

Clubhouse manager Tony Amato said the Indians won’t have an alternative jersey until 2018 after retiring the cream jerseys last season. They will, however, retain the red caps from the cream uniforms and wear them with their blue tops at home in 2017.

So with this news, this is what we are expecting next season.

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MLB All-Star Game will no longer determine World Series home-field advantage

Hooray! After that tie in 2002, they decided to make the league care by making the winning league the recipients of home-field advantage in the World Series.

The idea sounded cool when it was first brought up. But the problem with that new rule made an exhibition game matter. Then, the outcome of home-field advantage could be determined by players who won’t even be part of the postseason. It wasn’t fair and I am glad it is over.

Now the World Series home-field advantage will go back to the team with the best record. It’s easy. It’s simple. It’s not controversial.

Lew Wolff steps down meaning A’s could get better?

Does this mean that the A’s are going to get better with Lew Wolff selling his property rights? I don’t know. It’s a good idea but maybe it does change up how money is spent on the team.

I don’t know what exactly will change for the team. Obviously the biggest thing for the team is the product on the field and the team’s future home park. Let’s see where this goes.

Diamondbacks are making the uniform changes we all wanted

What a relief! The Diamondbacks heard the complaints and are making some changes.

The number fonts on the front and the name on the back is much more legible now.

The pants stripes are actually at full length now. Additionally, the gradients on the pants are gone.

It’s a lot cleaner and it is not as horrible. It’s funny that they saw the computer design and thought it was good and a month into the season realized it was not god. I am glad they listened to the complaints.

What was an awful design has now been cleaned up to be a less awful design. Good job!

Cubs winning the World Series is great and it sucks

Any other year the Cubs winning the World Series would be great! I would be happy for them and I would lavish in their celebration. I am still happy for them. But I wish it didn’t happen this way.

I am an A’s fan through and through so the Cubs winning doesn’t affect me. There are former A’s on the Cubs and the Indians I cheered for. But the Indians were the team I wanted to win.

Since high school I adopted the Indians as my second favorite team. I always have a secondary team in all sports. I chose them because they were an American League team. They also were going through a drought and they weren’t in a major city like New York or Los Angeles. I liked the players on the team at the time so I decided to follow them.

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Report: Under Armour, Fanatics taking over MLB in 2020

This is a huge deal. Majestic and Nike have had exclusive rights to the MLB uniform. But according to the Sports Business Journal, that ends in 2020 when Under Armour takes over. All uniforms will be made by UA and we could expect some changes to some uniforms. Additionally, Fanatics will also be the merchandise retail seller. They already have a deal in place with MLB Shop but I guess this gives them more autonomy in that case and more influence.

Majestic has had the rights to MLB since 2005 and for the most part, they have done pretty well. But Majestic only focuses on MLB as a major business partner and this will hurt their influence in the rest of the sports world. Even though Majestic introduced us to the Flex Base material, they haven’t done anything huge or revolutionary in that time. They didn’t need to but because of that, it might mean the MLB was more willing to try another provider for a chance of something creative or new.

This is going to be a big change but most teams are unlikely to follow suit with a complete identity overhaul. Some teams that have not been around that long, like the Diamondbacks and their uniform change, might decide to give UA a chance. UA has already made its mark in the college scene and notable players like Buster Posey and Clayton Kershaw wear the brand. It’s a shift that we expected and now we have an idea when the full overhaul is coming.