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  1. I believe this was actually someone just piecing together what they saw in the various leaks.
  2. Overall these uniforms kind of feel to me like when a website I use every day gets overhauled and suddenly everything's flatter and there's more whitespace and I don't have a good feel for where everything is. Generally though, when this happens, I get used to it and the old version begins to look silly to me.
  3. I actually like the M hat quite a bit and want one.
  4. You may need to come to the Twins Daily comment section for that in the future, Brent.
  5. I hope the number font is a bit different, that's the one thing I'm sure that I don't like.
  6. That Miranda "jersey" is definitely a tee shirt and I have no idea how representative it is of the actual jerseys.
  7. The first time I looked at this the W and I mashed together for me like a lot of people are mentioning, but now that I'm a little more used to it it doesn't seem so confusing. Good cleaned-up evolution/merging of the past two script logos. I prefer the really big underline over the smaller "win" underline, but I can understand why they went with the small one. I read on another website that one of the problems with the old "TC" was that the red and blue were too similar in shade, and blended together for colorblind viewers (or in black and white photography), and for this reason I kind of wish that the all-white TC that we see on that Twin Cities pennant was the main version of the TC. I see some "Minnesota" merch on here, but if they could actually change their name to the Twin Cities Twins that would actually be pretty cool. But also, referencing the W from the Washington Senators logo is also unbelievably cool. Hard to decide which possibility I like more.
  8. Saw this on Reddit and they put the new hat on the left and the old hat on the right, and a good handfull of Redditors are angrily bashing the old logo because they think it's the new logo.
  9. I was expecting something almost exactly like this - A tweak that 95% of fans wouldn't even notice without seeing the two side-by-side. Nobody's going to be blown away by it, and I can understand not liking it. It's clear that the goal here was to not lose any of the identifiability, but to make the spacing on everything a little more even, and the lines are a little bolder and more uniform. The main reason to do this is that it'll look just a tiny bit clearer and read just a tiny bit better when printed at small sizes, or when viewed at a distance, like on a player's cap. THAT SAID, is that T Kasota Gold or is that just lighting?????? (Even if it is, they play around with the colors a lot on novelty caps like this, so it's hard to be totally sure that the standard T isn't still white) EDIT: I looked at the "southwestern" themed hats for the other MLB teams and all of them had the white in their logos replaced with beige for this particular series of hats, so it's very safe to assume that the Twins TC emblem will continue to use a white T.
  10. Correa specifically called out the Dodgers last year as a team he didn't want to play for due to the Trevor Bauer scandal thing (or at least that's how everyone interpreted his comments about wanting to play for a team that "respects women"). Maybe money or ambition will change that equation, but as of now, the Dodgers are the only team I've ever heard Correa rule out.
  11. I don't know if I've seen everyone's version of this yet, but I'm sort of surprised that everyone's been pretty conservative about next year's roster considering all the calls for change around here.
  12. I don't know, I remember Jax being used as a multi-inning reliever early on, and then getting limited to one-inning stints after a while despite being decently effective in multiple innings. There may have been some really good reason behind the scenes for this, but it feels like Rocco prioritized getting the best possible stuff out of Jax (and possibly some others?) over covering innings adequately.
  13. Same. I feel like I can't actually critique Rocco without inviting another pile-on, so I avoid saying anything at all about him. I do think that some people defend Rocco a bit too aggressively and personally, and I think what's going on under the hood is that they believe in the analytical style of baseball that Rocco and the front office represent, and they feel like the Twins are going to lose even more if they're replaced by a more go-with-your-gut regime. I definitely feel a lot more inclined to leap to Rocco's defense when someone suggests that his problem is that he won't turn back the clock and ignore the last 20 years of baseball knowledge.
  14. My serious answer is that Rocco can only regain fans' favor with wins. Whether or not he pulls starters early, plays bad relievers in high-leverage situations, rests good players, changes up the lineups every day, refers to "spreadsheets," emphasizes fundamentals, lets players bunt or steal bases, tells guys to swing for the fences at every plate appearance, holds players accountable for bad play, operates in lockstep with the front office, shows emotion when the team loses, or accidentally makes two mound visits in one inning, if the team wins enough, he'll be fine. If he changes some or all of those behaviors and the team wins spectacularly, he'll be generally liked. If he changes none of them and manages exactly the same way next year and the team wins spectacularly, he will be liked. If he can't get the Twins to start winning, he will be disliked. Being the lightning rod for fan frustration is part of the job.
  15. The Dodgers tweaked their official script logo and interlocking LA emblem in 2012, and have been introducing new uniform variants every few years, including this year. The logo changes are pretty subtle, but for all we know, the Twins logo change might be similarly subtle.
  16. I have MILB.tv and love it, sometimes I really want to watch a particular prospect, sometimes I just want baseball on in the background when I'm working on something in the garage (or the kitchen). I subscribed during the offseason when it was going for even less than the 39.99 price, and used it to catch up on archived games with Balazovic, SWR, Martin, and Varland, who I hadn't had a chance to see in action yet. Only problem is that it has bad-to-no closed captioning, particularly in the lower affiliates, which is annoying because I often want to watch it while putting the baby to sleep.
  17. I "hate" rival teams the way I hate Darth Vader. I don't bear any ill will toward any individual player, but I need villains in order for the game to mean something. I "hate" the Yankees, but If I met Nestor Cortes in real life I'd be delighted, just like I want to see the Galactic Empire get crushed but would be delighted to meet James Earl Jones. In that regard, I hate the White Sox as bitter rivals, while the Guardians are more like lovable rascals who happen to be working against me.
  18. One thing I really like about baseball in general, and the Twins in particular, is that old design elements are never really lost. Take the "m" emblem, for instance. The Twins phased it out of their everyday look, but it's still all over on merchandise, all over the graphics the Twins use on the scoreboard and on social media, and the Twins wore it on their hats for spring training this year. Or take a look at the original loopy "Twins" script with the big underline. This was updated in 1987, but since then, it's reasserted itself on retro uniforms, and appears almost as often as the "current" wordmark. I welcome a new take on the brand, because I know that the interlocking TC emblem, the hand-shaking Minnie and Paul, the underlined wordmark superimposed over a baseball, and all the other current brand elements that I like are always going to be in use on some level, and there will always be plenty of retro merchandise and throwback uniforms to showcase them. Nothing's really going away. so why not add something new to the mix?
  19. I don't know, looking at this mockup (which may not be accurate?), it doesn't look like home plate is going to be visible from any of these apartments. Maybe a few of the ones at the top, I'm not sure. If I'm the Pohlads, I'm not paying for half of a $30 million scoreboard just to keep what looks like maybe 60-75 apartments from getting a free view of right field.
  20. I don't like pinstripes because they remind me of the Yankees, but I will put up with one pinstriped uniform variant for the sake of my fellow TD members.
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