Thursday, January 12, 2017

They Say Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

This morning I was prepared to enjoy my day knowing that both Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen would remain in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.  What I didn't expect to discover was an incredulous feeling in the pit of my stomach when a certain logo of a team relocating to LA was unveiled.  As you certainly know by now, the San Diego Chargers officially announced that they are moving to that new stadium in Inglewood, and in concert with that announcement they released their new re-branded logo.  Check it out below.

Looks strangely familiar... don't it?

For some reason the Chargers believed it would be a good idea build a new fanbase in the city by bastardizing the already familiar and well-loved logo of the Dodgers.  As some might say, imitation is the sincerest form of flatter, but in this case it seems more like an unjust travesty.  As a fervent Dodger fan I don't like it.

Fortunately, based upon the social media storm that this has created, I was glad to find out that I'm not the only one who find this ridiculous.  Below us just a smattering of twitter post making fun of the Chargers.

This one seems right on point:

Heck, even the Tampa Lightening of the NHL got into the act:
(twitter link)

Check out even more people making fun of the Chargers in this story by Pete Blackburn of FoxSports, here.

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