The teams uniforms are actually not original at all. I'm not sure whether it was Yahoo Sports, a random tweeter, or another blog that discovered it first, but our font and styling is incredibly similar (ALBEIT STILL WORSE) than the team from South Florida in the movie BASEketball!
Turns out, it's not as crazy as we all would have assume, and Loria or his creative near were not on some acid induced psychedelic trip. They may have even broken a few laws...
Ironically, the team name in that movie is "The Miami Dealers." Is it a coincidence that our owner is indeed, an art "dealer?" I would take their uniforms over ours though. At least they kept the teal. Their font still looks more art-deco-ey (which I like more if they were really going to go all in), but I think it's what Loria was actually going for.
In other news, did anyone read the article interviewing the designer of the homerun feature??? Some highlights:
- He doesn't use computers
- He doesn't believe in blogs
- He knows his art is gaudy and repugnant
- HE IS FRIENDS WITH LORIA
- WHEN LORIA FOUND OUT HE GOT TO CHOOSE THE FEATURE, HE SOLICITED HIM TO SUBMIT A BID
- IT WAS A GOVERNMENT FUNDED OPEN-BID PROCESS
I capitalized the last three because it seems pretty illegal to me that, in a public job funded by the government, the panel that selects the winner is indeed not the government and good friends with the winning bidder, whom admits he didn't intend to enter a piece until he was told to do so by his friend that gave out the $2.5MM government check.