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D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:35 am

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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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:45 am

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 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:51 am

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.....
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:51 am

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)
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:10 am

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.
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:13 am

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.

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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:43 pm

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.

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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:06 pm

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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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:10 pm

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.
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:15 pm

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."
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:20 pm

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.
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:24 pm

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

Go Rays!
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:24 pm

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.

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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:44 am

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.
 
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RE: D-Backs Changing Colors

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:17 pm

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.

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