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Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby jjoyce » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:21 pm

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/89393042.html

Today they announced some Brewers license plates. One features the "current" logo:

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The other features the logo people actually like (Love?). I can only imagine this one will outsell the first by a factor of at least five:

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Am I wrong?
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:34 pm

PREACH IT BROTHA
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:19 pm

jjoyce wrote: Am I wrong?


You're not wrong, Walter, you're just an asshole!
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby keelio » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:53 pm

whoa...i just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old logo. my whole life's been a sham. all along i thought it was just a cartoon baseball glove.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:07 pm

keelio wrote:whoa...i just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old logo. my whole life's been a sham. all along i thought it was just a cartoon baseball glove.

You are not alone. It took me years to figure that out.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby jman111 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:29 pm

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Bring it back....
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby O.J. » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:36 pm

Ahhh...The Beer Barrel Pinocchio.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:18 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
keelio wrote:whoa...i just noticed the 'm' and 'b' in the old logo. my whole life's been a sham. all along i thought it was just a cartoon baseball glove.

You are not alone. It took me years to figure that out.

Correction: We are not alone.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:07 pm

I'm not entirely sure the logo designer even knew it at the time. (Took me years as well, but I didn't grow up a Brewers fan. That's my excuse.)

What always bugged me about the logo is that the ball is in the middle of the mitt and not in the web. It's a logo that says "our team will lead the majors in errors this year." I get why the ball is located there, but still...
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby fennel » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:50 pm

massimo wrote:I get why the ball is located there ...
Yes, because it hurts.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby snoqueen » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:17 pm

As a non-sports-fan but a graphics freak, I always loved that old m/b logo. I'll miss it.

And come on -- of course the letters were deliberate! People spend good money for that stuff.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:34 pm

snoqueen wrote:And come on -- of course the letters were deliberate! People spend good money for that stuff.

I fear my tongue may have been stuck a bit too far in my cheek there, but of course of course it was deliberate.

Wow, just had another moment of wow. All this got me thinking of the old Expos logo, and how I always wondered as a kid "Why does their logo read 'elb' ?"

Turns out I was close, but not quite: It's an 'e', a 'M', and a 'b', all standing for 'Expos de Montreal Baseball.'

*head explodes*

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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby feisty » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:37 am

Why are cuteness and hidden initials considered desirable in a team logo? Put the name of the town out there for everybody to see! The G on the Packers helmets? Stands for Green Bay, dammit! The Badgers' W stands for Wisconsin, no doubt about it. The only thing I don't like about the new logo is the stalk of wheat. I mean, they're the Brewers, not the Wheaters.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:41 am

The only thing I don't like about the new logo is the stalk of wheat. I mean, they're the Brewers, not the Wheaters.


That's a sprig of barley. For Brewing Beer.
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Re: Why do they even bother with the "new" Brewers logo?

Postby mrak » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
The only thing I don't like about the new logo is the stalk of wheat. I mean, they're the Brewers, not the Wheaters.


That's a sprig of barley. For Brewing Beer.

What a relief. I would hate to think they were advocating (shudder) wheat beer.
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