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Posted: 07/29/2014 6:35 PM

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Posted: 07/29/2014 6:43 PM

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I officially endorse this New Uniforms Thread as THE New Uniforms Thread and hereby reject all others.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 6:47 PM

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Thanks Warrior.  My browser blew up,   Didn't mean start so many posts

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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:02 PM

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I still can't believe supporters of the brown and mustard are considered a "vocal minority" by management. Even if we are, who the hell is vocal in support of our current unis? Anyone? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Current unis = either people don't care or they don't like em.

Brown and mustard = people LOVE them, some won't care, and some won't like em.

I think anything that brings back some excitement and passion in your fan base is a good thing, and that's what the brown would do. I'd bet money there are more people who dislike the current unis and love the old ones than there are people who just don't care for the brown.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:10 PM

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This should be titled the "Old Uniforms Thread."
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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:10 PM

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Sorry...I'm still figuring this Moderation business out.
I tried to "merge" them but it didn't work?
So I eliminated the other thread and lost a post or two........again,sorry to anyone that had a post deleted.





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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:13 PM

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Right, the fans just love with them. rolleyes Reminds them of the good ol' Moores divorce/Moorad days.   I haven't met one person that likes the current unis.  Of course when they bring up the brown it is always the mustard splattered ones on disco night.

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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:14 PM

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On the topic at hand........I also have a hard time believing that the "bring back the brown" is such a minority and if it really is.....what are those against it for?
These current Uni's that are identical to the Brewers?
These current Uni's that are so generic that they make us look like everyone else?
Come on......be different!
Be unique!
Be the Padres again!!





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Posted: 07/29/2014 7:18 PM

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I think a lot of people are tired of having this discussion, but I could beat this horse all day.

It's an absolute travesty that San Diego has two teams who BOTH are generally regarded as having some of the best, most unique throwbacks in all of sports, and yet NEITHER team can fully embrace it.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 9:43 PM

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Regarding the "vocal minority" comments from Fowler, etc...
Judson and Costa (XTRA 1360) said a while back that if you're the Padres front office, you better realize that "your minority IS your majority."
Meaning, given the state of product on the field, if there are any Padre fans out there that are "vocal" at all, that's the group you better be paying attention to, because no one else is paying attention anymore.

As I mentioned on another thread, I love these.
They're awesome!

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Posted: 07/29/2014 10:14 PM

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Maybe it's because in young, but I frankly don't like the browns at all. It's just displeasing in my opinion to see 9 players out there all wearing that. I love simplicity and think the current ones aren't that bad as you all seem to think
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Posted: 07/29/2014 11:07 PM

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JC2400 wrote: Maybe it's because in young, but I frankly don't like the browns at all. It's just displeasing in my opinion to see 9 players out there all wearing that. I love simplicity and think the current ones aren't that bad as you all seem to think
I get that. I was born in the 80s but grew up with the team in the 90s, so blue is all I've really ever known... and I've hated it since they went to the blue/white combo around 2000. I just see teams like the Cubs and White Sox and Giants and Dodgers and Red Sox and Braves and Cardinals that have these classic uniforms that they've either hardly deviated from or have always returned to. And then there's us, who always seem to be running away from the one identity we can call our own.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 11:47 PM

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I'm all for new uniforms, but I just don't see the mustard and brown working.  Maybe if they were just accent colors--I dunno.  I think an updated take on the mid to late 90s look would be easier and just as satisfying for people.  Ditch the pinstripes, though.

Basically: our uniforms are bland and horrible.  The SD logo can stay, but everything else needs to go.
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Posted: 07/29/2014 11:47 PM

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I think the longing for brown is mainly about the desire for change. Pardon my armchair psychoanalysis, but if the Padres were a winning team again, whatever colors they were wearing would probably be pretty awesome.

The browns were never popular. Never. Only after they were long gone did people start to bring them up again. And the more we lose, the more the topic stays fresh.

By the way, Sport , you might get away with "unique" when describing the throwbacks. But "best" is a reach. Outside of SD, the browns were almost universally ridiculed.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 12:45 AM

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LevelAgain wrote: I think the longing for brown is mainly about the desire for change. Pardon my armchair psychoanalysis, but if the Padres were a winning team again, whatever colors they were wearing would probably be pretty awesome.

The browns were never popular. Never. Only after they were long gone did people start to bring them up again. And the more we lose, the more the topic stays fresh.

By the way, Sport , you might get away with "unique" when describing the throwbacks. But "best" is a reach. Outside of SD, the browns were almost universally ridiculed.


I have to admit I am pining for the brown. Not necessarily the extreme brown but parts brown and mostly white as in the first photo here from Thrown. I mean if we're going to suck - and management along with players seem dead set on that goal, at least make them look like the teams of yore that sucked the hardest. I'm talking 52-110 w-l record sort of suckage. Bring back that old time suck! That ought to be our motto. Those old uni's signaled suckage like nothing else. Bring em back! We may as well embrace our suckage. It's Padre tradition. No more denying our proud legacy of suckage with fake Dodger colors. Embrace who we are.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:10 AM

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By the way, I'm not opposed to the brown. It's the yellow that gives me the willies. (Did I just type "willies?")

I'm actually one of those freaks that's curious about a brown and navy combo. I would like to see some inventive exploration of color. Because I do think you're all correct in your point about the Padres having no unique identity.

The former design student in me will tell you that colors don't get dated quite the way styles do. Just look around the league. Hell, just look around our division.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:28 AM

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LevelAgain wrote: By the way, I'm not opposed to the brown. It's the yellow that gives me the willies. (Did I just type "willies?")

I'm actually one of those freaks that's curious about a brown and navy combo. I would like to see some inventive exploration of color. Because I do think you're all correct in your point about the Padres having no unique identity.

The former design student in me will tell you that colors don't get dated quite the way styles do. Just look around the league. Hell, just look around our division.
I agree with you on the brown/blue combo, although I think a lighter blue than navy would work better.

On another note, I think those mock ups linked to earlier are actually pretty nice.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 9:20 AM

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Yep.   Have people forgotten the "taco" uniforms that Tony Gwynn hated ?  If they go back to brown and gold, the brown and gold need to be minimal since it is a rather ugly combination if there is too much of either color.

On the other hand though, if they are going to have the crappiest offense in baseball, they might as well look like crap too
LevelAgain wrote: I think the longing for brown is mainly about the desire for change. Pardon my armchair psychoanalysis, but if the Padres were a winning team again, whatever colors they were wearing would probably be pretty awesome.

The browns were never popular. Never. Only after they were long gone did people start to bring them up again. And the more we lose, the more the topic stays fresh.

By the way, Sport , you might get away with "unique" when describing the throwbacks. But "best" is a reach. Outside of SD, the browns were almost universally ridiculed.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 10:11 AM

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LevelAgain wrote:  But "best" is a reach. Outside of SD, the browns were almost universally ridiculed.
Not all browns were created equal...

(the 80s browns were horrid)
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Posted: 07/30/2014 3:26 PM

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Sometimes I wonder if fans can separate the unis of '69 mostly white (or sand) brown, accented with a little GOLD.
Why does the yellow/orange fire hydrant hue have to be included in the conversation? rolleyes   Pretty much everyone loathes the mustard.  The '69 unis are void of mustard.

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