MLB Playoffs Are Feeling Blue

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If the Major League Baseball playoffs seems to have taken on a certain color palette of late, it’s not your imagination. Noted sports designer Todd Radom pointed this out in his weekly segment on Buster Olney’s Baseball Tonight podcast: With the St. Louis Cardinals being eliminated earlier today, six of the final seven teams still playing have royal blue as the featured color in their identity.

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Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - Game Three

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Division Series - Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays - Game Two

The last outlier is the Houston Astros, whose orange is blue’s complement on the color wheel, for what that’s worth. Of course, depending on how the Astros-Royals game 5 goes, the baseball playoffs could be 100 percent blue by the end of the day.

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