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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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!

Diamondbacks unveil very bizarre new uniforms with design elements MLB has never seen before

You want to talk about breaking the mold and standing out? The Arizona Diamondbacks did just that with their newest uniform set. There are a lot of different things going on and much to discuss.

The new wordmark is fine. It’s not too crazy and it still takes a little hint of the old design. I am fine with it.

The logo also is nice return of the snake head.

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The Opening Series was a perfect cash grab opportunity

Anytime Major League Baseball goes overseas for meaningful games, there’s always a great opportunity to make money. Merchandise sales go through the roof because fans who may never get a chance to see these big league players will buy all kinds of souvenirs.

What was odd about this trip overseas was that it affected the uniforms the players wore.

The patches on the cap were a give and is standard, but the jerseys and pants also had to go through some changes as well .

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Did New Era give Hat Club the wrong caps to sell?

EDIT: We have an explanation.

Original story below.

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Should the Dodgers have celebrated in the pool after clinching division?

Last night when I found out about this, I wasn’t too sure how I should react to it. Now almost a day later, I still can’t put my finger on it.

Even after being told not to celebrate on the field, the players decided to celebrate in the outfield pool. Some say it’s disrespectful to the Diamondbacks and I agree. The pool is not for the Dodgers. It’s part of the team’s identity and the Dodgers just invaded it to celebrate. In that sense, it should not have been done.

But if I take a look at the Dodgers’ side of things. After all they’ve been through this year, I understand their need to celebrate it. It wasn’t the best choice to go to the pool, but it’s not that big of a deal. Maybe it’s the fan reaction that is getting people all worked up.

Honestly, Brandon McCarthy had the best solution to this:

Eric Hinske, Brandon McCarthy speak out on MLB suspension rulings

And somehow, Yasiel Puig gets no suspension from this.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Don’t Want Your Money

This is where it confuses me and this article hits it. If I pay my hard-earned money for a seat, I should be able to wear whatever I want. It’s not that my clothes were offensive. It was just the opposing team. This segregation by affiliation is not a good policy to have at all. More importantly, it just shows the backward thinking of controlling everything. You can’t control everything and trying to control paying fans isn’t good business.

Three Up, Three Down

According to Deadspin, Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick doesn’t want your money. Okay, so that’s my conclusion. But still, the events that transpired in last night’s opening game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field make very little sense.

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UPDATE (4/17/2013)Apparently Deadspin got in touch with members of the group who sat behind home. First off, I apologize for jokingly proclaiming them to be unloyal fans for caving to Kendrick’s wishes. They didn’t, until Kendrick threatened to have security remove them. Also, one of the group members was a terrified 7-year-old girl. Stay classy, Ken Kendrick. Read the new article, linked above, and tell me that Kendrick isn’t just out of his mind crazy? End/update.

As you can see in the picture above (h/t Deadspin), there is a group of Dodgers fans sitting in the VIP seats behind home plate. That bunch of seats reportedly…

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Brewers and Diamondbacks to wear flag-themed jerseys for Italian Day

Both the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be celebrating Italian Day when they face each on July 1st. To celebrate, both will be wearing Italian-themed jersey.

Courtesy of Uni-Watch, here are the two jerseys:

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This is a very interesting concept for both teams. The jerseys take from the color of the Italian flag, which makes sense. (And I wonder if the caps will be the same.) I wonder if these are just for batting practice or for the actual game.

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