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The Padres dramatically announce some profoundly boring “new” uniforms

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The Padres got CRAZY last year. I mean nuts. Of course I’m referring to their adoption of a hint of yellow to their standard blue and white uniforms which, before then, led the league in genericness for several years running.

Seems that was a bit too much for some people, however, because they just got rid of the yellow and have reverted to their old generic selves. The best part: a video with comically dramatic music to announce a uniform change that I bet 95% of the public would have no idea was actually a change unless they were told it was:

Kudos for keeping the weekend throwbacks, I suppose, but as I and many others have argued time and again, the Padres refusal to embrace their franchise’s uniform history is one of the more perplexing things around. They need to bring back the brown.

And no, not in the same way they did back in the 70s. They could totally embrace the brown in a modern way that would (a) look great; and (b) be truly unique in baseball’s bland world of mostly red, white and blue. We’ve highlighted John Brubaker’s work along these lines before, but in case you’ve never seen it:

The bottom right mockups are so, so good looking. And the only people who think this would be a bad idea, apparently, happen to run the San Diego Padres. Why that is, I have no idea.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.