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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

All right baseball fans, it looks like the days of purple with the Arizona Diamondbacks are over.

D-Backs changing their colors
Team expected to dump the purple, bring on the red

Nick Piecoro
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 1, 2006

Red is the new purple.

The Diamondbacks are expected to unveil new colors and uniforms at the end of this season, replacing the organization's signature purple with a brick red and tan color scheme that will give the team a makeover heading into its 10th season in existence.

Specifics of the club's new look, first reported by ESPN.com earlier this week after a team shop employee apparently leaked word of the changes to the Web site, could not be confirmed by the organization because of baseball's regulations.

“Major League Baseball rules prohibit us from providing any details regarding proposed uniform or branding changes,” Diamondbacks Executive Vice President Derrick Hall said. “But I can confirm that there will be some changes for next season and that we are extremely excited about those changes.”

Rules prevent an unveiling from taking place before the end of the World Series.

The club's current colors date to 1995, when Arizona was granted an expansion team and announced that its colors would be turquoise, copper, black and purple.

Turquoise and copper are Arizona colors, while purple was a favorite of Jerry Colangelo, the Suns president who was then the Diamondbacks' managing general partner.

The club is expected to tie in the new red color to the state, according to a league source. The red will be a “Sedona red,” conjuring images of the area's picturesque red rocks.
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Personally, I believe this is just another slap by the new management at Jerry Colangelo.

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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Good move. Purple is a color suited for Mardi Gras, not baseball.

Yes, I know teams in basketball and football wear purple. But really, how many years has it been since Minnesota was any good?  stirthepot 


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
The Diamondbacks are expected to unveil new colors and uniforms at the end of this season, replacing the organization's signature purple with a brick red and tan color scheme that will give the team a makeover heading into its 10th season in existence.

Sounds like the Coyotes' colors to me.....


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
The red will be a “Sedona red,” conjuring images of the area's picturesque red rocks.

 thumbsup 

Will US/HP paint a new plane? Come to mind, I have not seen the special 757s in a while, save for Teamwork/Coast to Coast. Used to see them in LAS at least once a day (my office is on the end of the 25s)


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1202 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 3):
I have not seen the special 757s in a while,

Its still flying around, I believe its a ETOPS so its seeing some Hawaii service someone with HP/US can correct me if I'm wrong.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1200 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 1):
Yes, I know teams in basketball and football wear purple.

The NBA Milwaukee Bucks, another team that wears purple, are ditching that color too. They will be getting a shade of red to replace it. Also, the rumor is that the Toronto Raptors will be ditching purple as well. I think the only team that won't ever ditch purple will be the Minnesota Vikings. They depend on that color too much to get rid of it.

-Copa


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21861 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I hate the current Arizona home uniforms, but I actually like the road ones. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

This sucks! I like the current unis, no reason to change.


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13744 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
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WHAT WHAT WHAT?!?

Ditch the D-Backs current colors? BLASPHEMY!  mad 

This is one of the best-looking examples of baseball jerseys, IMHO.








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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

So red is the new purple?

I knew back when the various expansion teams were coming into the various leagues and picking teal, aqua, and purple that the novelty would wear off eventually. Looks like fashion has caught up to the Diamondbacks.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):
...a brick red and tan color scheme...

Unless they're keeping the green, why not rename them to the "Astros?" Oh that's right. There's already a team with brick red and tan named the "Astros."


User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Cargo Bay?....

I go to Dbacks games when I can. They are no fun anymore. I was at Game 7 in '01. It was great. Now, Dbacks baseball sucks.



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineTPAflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

That game 7 was probably the most thrilling game Ive ever seen

Go Rays!


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13744 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
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Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 9):
Looks like fashion has caught up to the Diamondbacks.

According to an article posted on the team's website:

http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/...0&vkey=news_ari&fext=.jsp&c_id=ari

When the team began play, the club received feedback from various media outlets that the color purple is a difficult one to match up when it comes to graphics, logos and photos with the purple coming out looking either blue or black. Purple also was a challenging color to match up from a merchandising standpoint.




"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

After three straight games which they lost the lead in the 8th inning to the Nationals much less perhaps a bullpen would be more important than new uniforms.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21861 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
This is one of the best-looking examples of baseball jerseys, IMHO.

That's funny. I always thought of it as a rip-off of the Yankees uniform, but with less attractive design and colors.

-Mir



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