On Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals, alongside MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, and D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, unveiled the logo for next year’s All-Star Game in Washington, D.C.
Here it is, the official logo of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, to be held in DC. pic.twitter.com/jgK2Nz4Y5M— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) July 26, 2017
It’s about what most people expected — nothing too fancy, nothing too out of the blue. It certainly won’t draw any controversy from most fans, barring the fact that it features a symbol that most Americans can universally agree on as one of dysfunction.
Even so, some people had a few things to say, even if they weren’t incredibly pumped.
The people that like the logo
Let me just put on record that I really, really like the new 2018 ASG logo and I think the artist did a fantastic job— Allan (@ambp77) July 26, 2017
It's crisp, it's clean, it's American, it's baseball. Win.— Brian Tippets (@briantippets) July 26, 2017
The 2018 ASG logo is fine. Sterile with broad appeal and no obvious faults. Just like Nationals Park.— Wartooth (@HokieWartooth) July 26, 2017
The hard-hitting logo analysis:
A brief history of the Capitol Dome in DC All Star Game logos @dcsportsbog pic.twitter.com/Xtj5fplpYA— David Lawson (@dtlawson) July 26, 2017
2018 ASG logo is "transparent" behind wordmark, see this example of differences depending on background colourhttps://t.co/jinSLPWrZW pic.twitter.com/CfYYQuJTzq— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) July 26, 2017
Compare to past Washington MLB All-Star logos (note: the earlier ones were press pins)— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) July 26, 2017
Our post on the unveil: https://t.co/jinSLPWrZW pic.twitter.com/UCMWuBTuNd
A potential alternative:
The official 2018 @AllStarGame logo: pic.twitter.com/AHFM7jVSND— MLB Insider Dinger (@atf13atf) July 26, 2017
A few remarks of, uh, lack of excitement
If only there was a cool way to tweet about how you don't care about something as dumb as an All Star Game logo.— James O'Hara (@nextyeardc) July 26, 2017
Also, Dusty speaks for all of us with his aggressive disinterest in this unveiling: pic.twitter.com/fUsYV5PkcF— McNally (@LikeTheMaps) July 26, 2017
Difficult to have interest in an event in 2018 when you don't have a contract for 2018 https://t.co/F8jsLYdYmT— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) July 26, 2017
The thoughts of one baseball fan, Mark
Not sure if this has been noted yet, but the All-Star Game will be played on July 17, 2018. It's the latest date for the game since 1981.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) July 26, 2017
And finally, one last remark of disappointment, even if it isn’t about the logo
But unlike Nationals Park, it has a view of The Capitol from all perspectives.— Chris Colligan (@ChrisColligan) July 26, 2017
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