HFBaseball Tournament of Logos - American League

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  1. garnetpalmetto

    garnetpalmetto Global Moderator

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    Our winner from the last round, was the Memphis Redbirds! While the 'Topes looked like they were going to try to challenge for the win, Memphis just squeaked out by one vote.

    Now, we made it. After a long, arduous climb through the ranks of the minors, including a detour to Mexico, we're at the Show, the Bigs. You know, you never handle your luggage in the Show? Somebody else carries your bags, it's great. You hit white balls for batting practice. Ballparks are like cathedrals. The hotels all have room service. But the logos. We'll start with the Junior Circuit, the American League. Founded in 1901, the AL is a 15-team....ah, hell, I don't need to do this part anymore. Before we go to the logos though, I want to address something, especially now that we're at a level where many of us have rooting interests. As GIN said here

    This is absolutely the case. I want you guys to select the best logo. Even if you're a diehard Angels, Pirates, Cubs, Mariners, or whatever fan, vote for the logo you think is objectively the best. That may not be your team's logo. I don't want this to be about who's team has the most fans, but, again, which is the objectively best logo.

    That out of the way....logo time!

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    Baltimore Orioles

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    Boston Red Sox

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    Chicago White Sox

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    Cleveland Indians

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    Houston Astros

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    Kansas City Royals

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    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    Minnesota Twins

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    New York Yankees

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    Oakland Athletics

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    Seattle Mariners

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    Tampa Bay Rays

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    Texas Rangers

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    Toronto Blue Jays
     
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  2. No Fun Shogun

    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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    Tigers

    I'm going to go ahead and assume that if anybody votes for the Yankees it was because they didn't scroll down and just assumed it was their cap logo.
     
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    Cap logo or not it's still the best in sports.
     
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    1. Mariners
    2. Jays
    3. Orioles
     
  5. GIN ANTONIC

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    I actually think the Mariners logo is brutal.

    It may come off as homerish but I legit think the Blue Jays logo is one of the best in sports.

    There are a lot of great iconic ones in the AL though. Yankees is very good and classy/classic. As much as I dislike them I will give them that. However there are a lot with the old timey scroll writing so they just don't distinguish themselves enough from each other. Obviously not in this case since we aren't doing the cap logos here but I still like the Uncle Sam hat + bat logo too.
     
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  6. BigMac1212

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    I guess I'll take the Rays because they're the D-backs expansion brothers.
     
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    Totally solid reasoning there.
     
  8. GIN ANTONIC

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    If I had to rank them based on the logos posted here:

    Tier 1:
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Detroit Tigers
    Chicago White Sox
    New York Yankees
    Boston Red Sox

    Tier 2:
    Oakland Athletics
    Minnesota Twins
    Baltimore Orioles
    Kansas City Royals
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Tier 3:
    Seattle Mariners
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Texas Rangers
    Houston Astros
    Cleveland Indians

    I dunno, it's early. Some of those may move around a bit in the rankings. Had the A's and O's higher at one point. Maybe Detroit, Chicago, Boston should be moved down. It's early. Pretty confident in the bottom 5 though. They aren't really ranked within the tiers.
     
  9. Big Poppa Puck

    Big Poppa Puck HF's Villain

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    Blue Jays



    The Indians logo is so so bad. I know they're phasing out Wahoo, but come up with something better than typing a C in microsoft word and selecting a generic font.
     
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    Have a feeling the Jays are gonna win this just 'cause they have the biggest fanbase on HF.
     
  11. garnetpalmetto

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    I hope it's not just blind homerism because again..

     
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    I know I'm a Jays fan but it's a legitimately great logo. It might be hard to separate that but it's not like we're talking about a crappy logo potentially winning.
     
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    Lol I miss the minor leagues.

    Orioles
     
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    One of the teams I played for in Little League were the Blue Jays, with the Carter-era hats. I've been a sucker for that look ever since, even to the point where I kept that Blue Jays hat in regular rotation until I grew out of it.

    I prefer the original logo, but as far as modernizations go it was done very well. Just stop wearing so much damn red.

    If it were down to cap logos it'd be between Detroit & Oakland (with a nod of appreciation thrown Baltimore's way...for whatever reason I appreciate the cartoony oriole a million times more than the realistic one), but for general logo I have to go Toronto.
     
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    Yankees logo is iconic as it gets. Cant see anyone voting for some other logo unless you're some kind of an art freak interested in graphics or homer and even then... Os, RedSox, WhiteSox, Detroit and As are also iconic but a notch below.
     
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    Or you know, you just like another logo better.
     

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