While reaching the 1,000 hits threshold isn’t all that impressive for a baseball player (more than 1,200 players have done it in the history of the game), it’s still a great feat for a human being.
Plus, as the first major hits achievement, it’s a decent way to check in on someone’s career trajectory based on when they got there.
Look, Washington, D.C only leaves so much to work with when it comes to logos and other such celebratory mock-ups.
You have to use red, white, and blue of course. Because otherwise why are you even holding it in the nation’s capitol. On top of that, some sort of D.C. landmark is bound to be incorporated just because it’s easy.
Which usually narrows down to either the Washington Monument or the U.S. Capitol Building, because not enough people know what the Jefferson Memorial or the Smithsonian look like off the top of their heads.
Hence, a red, white, and blue logo that has the Capitol building front and center and a bunch of stars worked in because why not.
It’s decent, not controversial in the least, and only slightly creative. It’s actually a pretty good match for the All-Star Game, when you think about it.
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