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Turn That Frown Upside-Down

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When it comes to ineptitude, you might say the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are experts. But they really outdid themselves last night. The unlucky victim was Jae Seo, who was making his Devil Rays debut. As sharp-eyed readers Perry Gattegno and Richard Craig point out, Seo’s nameplate was upside-down, so it was concave instead of convex. This really brings Amateur Hour to a new plateau, even for the Rays.

Other notes on Seo:

• That’s one weird-ass uni number he’s wearing.

• He’s got the Korean flag on his glove.

• His eyewear should make him popular with his manager.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Rick White finally made his Phillies debut yesterday, and sure enough, he’s wearing double-zero, just like he did with the Indians, Pirates, and Reds. The great thing, of course, is that the Phillies are the only MLB team that currently wears uni numbers on the sleeve, so White’s aught-aught gets a bonus treatment. … It’s one thing to leave your top couple of jersey buttons unbuttoned. But last night Scott Olsen’s jersey was unbuttoned at the top and at the bottom. … Very promising news on the baseball hosiery front, as the New York Times has asked me to write an op-ed piece about the tragedy of MLB players wearing their pants down to their shoetops. It’ll run sometime around the All-Star Game (and I’ll let you know when I’m sure of the exact date, natch). … Yet another reason to wear real eye-black instead of the peel-and-stick variety: The stick-on strips can sometimes fall off, as apparently happened to Andruw Jones yesterday (with thanks to Eric Ritschdorff). … David Ortiz was wearing an NBA headband prior to Tuesday’s night’s game (good catch by Brandon Davis). … Those steroids apparently had a greater effect on Jason Giambi than anyone had suspected. … An odd photo surfaced on Yankees.com yesterday, showing Octavio Dotel wearing Bernie Williams’s number (good catch by Michael Toriello). … There are exactly two T-shirts remaining from the Uni Watch Athletics Aesthetics party, featuring this snazzy design. Both shirts are XXL and are now being offered at the bargain basement price of $12 apiece. If you’re interested, give a holler. … Our Iowa State discussion, originally slated for today, got bumped by Jae Seo’s nameplate. It should run tomorrow.

 

70 comments to Turn That Frown Upside-Down

  • Micah | June 29, 2006 at 8:56 am |

    The Giambi thing is hilarious, if not only for the look on Bobby Cox’s face!! And yes, I am waiting for this Iowa State discussion tomorrow, the lone Iowa person probably ever on this board, other than CJ of course.

  • Mike | June 29, 2006 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”1710″]The Giambi thing is hilarious, if not only for the look on Bobby Cox’s face!! And yes, I am waiting for this Iowa State discussion tomorrow, the lone Iowa person probably ever on this board, other than CJ of course.[/quote]

    Was the girl good looking? That vantage point doesn’t look bad.

  • Brandon T. | June 29, 2006 at 9:01 am |

    Someone should tell Giambi that if he plans to wear his pants that high, that he should tie some stirrups into the equation.

    And yes, Bobby Cox’s face if priceless!

  • StevenW | June 29, 2006 at 9:13 am |

    From Bobby’s perspective, he could see if the curtain matched the carpet, the ultimate uniwatch detail. Just kidding.

  • Matt | June 29, 2006 at 9:27 am |

    During the Philles broadcast, the announcer stated that Rick White wears 00 to honor his father who wore 00 when he played softball. Supposedly, Rick told his dad that as soon as he could wear 00 in the majors, he would for him.

    The announcers also mentioned the great pitcher Omar Onteveros who played for the Philles a few years ago who last wore 00 for them. Omar wore 00 because it was his initals.

    I was the the first game Omar played for the Phillies when he made his debut as a pinch hitter and hitting a homerun.

  • Fran | June 29, 2006 at 10:11 am |

    Here is another shot of the girl from the front you be the judge.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”1712″]

    Was the girl good looking? That vantage point doesn’t look bad.[/quote]

    interesting you say that, because if she wasnt good looking my friends and i would call her a cleveland brown.
    why you say?
    nice uniform, bad helmet.

  • Greg | June 29, 2006 at 10:30 am |

    Haha! Andruw Jones looks like the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC!

  • DJL | June 29, 2006 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”1712″]interesting you say that, because if she wasnt good looking my friends and i would call her a cleveland brown.
    why you say?
    nice uniform, bad helmet.[/quote]

    Worst. Comment. Ever.

    In college football, helmets without decals are called “traditional” and teams are lauded for their simplistic and classic designs. In professional footbal, the one team with a helmet without decals is deemed “boring” and/or “they look like pumpkin heads.” While the orange and brown was probably not the best of color combinations, I’m glad they’ve stayed the course.

    For those who didn’t know (and I think Paul mentioned it in November), the Browns have actually gone back to the grey facemasks and 1965 shoulder stripes on the brown jersey. You can actually view the Browns uni history (although not very good visually) here: http://www.cleveland...

    Go Browns.

  • Justin | June 29, 2006 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”1720″][quote comment=”1712″]

    Was the girl good looking? That vantage point doesn’t look bad.[/quote]

    interesting you say that, because if she wasnt good looking my friends and i would call her a cleveland brown.
    why you say?
    nice uniform, bad helmet.[/quote]

    I have heard this before but the girl is referred to as a “Penn Stater”

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 10:50 am |

    im sure you guys saw what maria sharapova has been wearing over the last few months, but did you see what how bethanie mattek wore her socks in her match against venus williams?
    http://us.news3.yimg...

    well, at least she didnt take a page out of the 2006 nba book similar to what ann white did in 1985…
    http://www.tennismus...

    back to mattek, here is another pic,
    http://static.twoday...

    i know the cowboy hat jumps out at the page, but check her shoes. the nike shox bomber… a mens high top hoops shoe.

  • Jerry | June 29, 2006 at 10:58 am |

    Has anyone checked out the Milwaukee Bucks new logo. They keep the old logo, but dropped the purple, went with red and changed the typeface.

    You can see more here:

    a href=www.nba.com/bucks

  • pants | June 29, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”1726″]Has anyone checked out the Milwaukee Bucks new logo. They keep the old logo, but dropped the purple, went with red and changed the typeface.

    You can see more here:

    a href=www.nba.com/bucks[/quote]

    they should make the logo with just antlers and ball on triangle their primary logo…that buck face logo is neither interetseting nor intense nor intimidating. The purple and green never really bothered me much, but the new colors are pretty nice. Hope the unis get teh job done.

  • denverjason | June 29, 2006 at 11:39 am |

    Here is the abstract of an article by two Yale professors on the effectiveness of glare reduction by using eye black. Black grease was the most effective, followed by commercially made stickers, followed by the control — plain petroleum jelly.

    Eye Black Study

  • AMS | June 29, 2006 at 11:41 am |

    The Browns comment was bad enough (not a fan of the team, or the color combo, but you have to admire the simplicity of their approach, and how they’ve kept it constant), but the Penn State one is even worse. Are there people who seriously don’t like that uniform/helmet combo??

  • whiteshark17 | June 29, 2006 at 11:52 am |

    How did security actually let that crazy girl get all the way to the infield to shake a players hand? She isn’t too bad looking, and I’m sure Bobby didn’t mind the view he got. Anywho, the new Bucks logo is still too busy. I agree that they should just go antlers holding a ball because the buck has way too much detail and is really boring. They should go back to the old logo of the buck spinning the ball on his hoof.

  • Deal | June 29, 2006 at 11:54 am |

    White also wore #88 for the Buccos.
    Penn State uniforms are the best in college football.
    I heard from a student that attends goes to State College and she said that she just ordered her “Official Nike white out tee-shirt” along with her season ticket package. That statement tells me 2 things:
    1. Penn State home games will feature the coolest fan participation of any kind at an athletic event.
    2. Unfortunatly, Nike will be the logo creep of all the students.

    Another topic for discussion could be teams that are called completly different names.
    ie. Pittsburgh Pirates and Buccos or Bucs
    University of Virginia: Hoos?????
    and so on.

  • Deal | June 29, 2006 at 11:55 am |

    Here is the PSU Nike white out shirt:

    http://psu.bkstore.c...

  • Chris | June 29, 2006 at 12:07 pm |

    Gotta a wristband question for you all. What is the deal with these TPX style wristbands that are being wore by certain players (David Ortiz, Juan Uribe, etc.)over the last year or two?

    Eample #1:
    http://espn-i.starwa...

    Eample #2:
    http://images.tsn.ca...

    I know certain players like Sammy Sosa, Orlando Cabrera, and Juan Uribe tape their wrists for support. While other players like to wear regular wristbands to wipe off sweat. But what do these TPX wrsitbands do? They look like they are made of thin cloth so they offer no support and because they are so thin they can’t be very good for wiping away sweat.

    You don’t think they are just another shameless item for people to buy do you?

    Example #3:
    http://www.phatpimpc...

    Nice Clevland Browns reference, I spit out my coffee while reading that one.

    LONG LIVE UNI WATCH!!!!!

  • Paul P | June 29, 2006 at 12:08 pm |

    Watching the Red Sox last night, I noticed in Mike Lowell’s first at bat the pad underneath his ear flap was missing. There was just a gaping space between his ear and the plastic, kind of dangerous I think. I couldn’t find a photo, but did anyone else notice, or has anyone ever seen anyone else like this?

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”1729″]The Browns comment was bad enough (not a fan of the team, or the color combo, but you have to admire the simplicity of their approach…[/quote]

    im all about the simplicity (ie. psu, alabama, cleveland browns), but goodness, orange helmets? thats what crosses the line.

    [quote comment=”1733″]Nice Clevland Browns reference, I spit out my coffee while reading that one.
    [/quote]

    sometimes we also refer to her name as “1776”.
    from the back she looks 17, from the front she looks 76.

  • JT | June 29, 2006 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”1710″]The Giambi thing is hilarious, if not only for the look on Bobby Cox’s face!! And yes, I am waiting for this Iowa State discussion tomorrow, the lone Iowa person probably ever on this board, other than CJ of course.[/quote]

    I’m an Iowa State alum displaced in the Washington, DC area, and I’m a bit out of touch, since the first I heard anything going on with Iowa State uniforms was on this board. I’m not sure it can get any worse than the period in the 90s (1995?) where the football team would sometimes wear shiny red jerseys over either shiny red or gold pants, with red helmets. It was the same year that the U of Iowa uniforms had wierd wings (a rather poor picture) on the shoulders. That year there were no real winners from a uniform standpoint in the annual Iowa-Iowa State game.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”1733″]I know certain players like Sammy Sosa, Orlando Cabrera, and Juan Uribe tape their wrists for support. While other players like to wear regular wristbands to wipe off sweat. But what do these TPX wrsitbands do? They look like they are made of thin cloth so they offer no support and because they are so thin they can’t be very good for wiping away sweat.[/quote]

    I bet very few major leaguers would actually say that they wear wristbands to wipe of sweat. A lot of people wear them just for the look, so these TPX ones are just for that. And they don’t sell them in stores, so it’s not a “shameless item” for people to buy… its just likely something David Ortiz started getting TPX to customize for him.

    Also, anyone who is bashing Penn State’s uniforms is insane. They are without question the best, most traditional, and most classy uniform in college football. And the “official” white-out t-shirt is just a marketing ploy… most people just wear their own white PSU t-shirts or jerseys to the games. But it does make for a sweet student section:

    http://live.psu.edu/...

  • DJL | June 29, 2006 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”1736″]
    im all about the simplicity (ie. psu, alabama, cleveland browns), but goodness, orange helmets? thats what crosses the line.
    [/quote]

    Inserting black in a uniform to make a team look “tough” crosses the line. Enlisting the help of a fashionista to design your basketball unis crosses the line. Disparaging the Cleveland Browns helmet? That sir, most definitely, crosses the line.

    The Browns are one franchise/team that didn’t sell out (with the exception of those orange jerseys for two seasons). Pro football was born in Northeast Ohio (which is why the HOF is located there) and the Browns are just keeping it real.

    Browns fans like myself didn’t pick the colors, we can only go with what was bestowed upon us.

  • Brandon T. | June 29, 2006 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”1732″]Here is the PSU Nike white out shirt:

    http://psu.bkstore.c...

    As much as I love the “white out” concept…does it seem counter-intuitive to anyone else to have an “official” white out shirt? If anything, Hanes should be the only people getting logo-creep for this.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 1:20 pm |

    I know tennis isn’t a big Uni Watch topic, but some good stuff at Wimbledon yesterday…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    “She made a last-minute run to Harrods department store in London, where she bought the tube socks for $18. The shorts came from Paris. The sponsorship patches were the final addition — because Mattek was on Centre Court, she received $1,000 for each one she wore.”

    They actually stitched on the sponsor stuff before the match. Check her out:

    http://espn-i.starwa...

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that Paul is totally going to be diggin’ the socks.

  • JTH | June 29, 2006 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”1739″]The Browns are one franchise/team that didn’t sell out (with the exception of those orange jerseys for two seasons).[quote]

    Umm… does the name Art Modell mean anything to you?

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 1:28 pm |

    Getting back to Bethanie Mattek… if anyone checked out that article I linked, it says she also wore an argyle cowboy hat last year. I couldn’t resist looking that up, and good lord:

    http://static.twoday...

    Absolutely ridiculous! And check out the shoes… they’re mens’ basketball sneakers! This girl is out of control.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 1:30 pm |

    I guess you could call her an “Oregon Duck”… terrible uniform, terrible helmet.

  • Andrew | June 29, 2006 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”1710″]The Giambi thing is hilarious, if not only for the look on Bobby Cox’s face!![/quote]

    The expression on Bobby Cox’s face says, “Not bad, but I’ve seen better.”

  • DJL | June 29, 2006 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”1742″][quote comment=”1739″]The Browns are one franchise/team that didn’t sell out (with the exception of those orange jerseys for two seasons).[quote]

    Umm… does the name Art Modell mean anything to you?[/quote]

    Umm… this isn’t IncompetentOwnerWatch.

    But you bring up a good point. When Modell did move the team, the city and fans did everything they could to keep the colors and team name. While it may not be the coolest name or colors in the world, its our colors and we (Browns fans) wanted a team that looked like the one we grew up watching.

  • Matt Konrad | June 29, 2006 at 2:09 pm |

    the real highlight of the Bethany Mattek story (well, aside from the cute-girl-in-tall-socks-and-short-shorts angle, which, duh) is the fact that Gussie Moran is back in the news.

    the news can always use more Gussie Moran references.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”1743″]Getting back to Bethanie Mattek… if anyone checked out that article I linked, it says she also wore an argyle cowboy hat last year. I couldn’t resist looking that up, and good lord:

    http://static.twoday...

    Absolutely ridiculous! And check out the shoes… they’re mens’ basketball sneakers! This girl is out of control.[/quote]

    i guess i kinda took care of that in post #11

  • Brandon T. | June 29, 2006 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”1743″]Getting back to Bethanie Mattek… if anyone checked out that article I linked, it says she also wore an argyle cowboy hat last year. I couldn’t resist looking that up, and good lord:

    http://static.twoday...

    Absolutely ridiculous! And check out the shoes… they’re mens’ basketball sneakers! This girl is out of control.[/quote]

    Bethanie Mattek’s outfit is more appropriate for a brothel than a tennis court. This woman should not have been allowed to play dressed like this.

    Being such a stickler for their ballboys and judges, does Wimbledon have any sort of rules for their players? Propriety, where art thou?

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 2:19 pm |

    The cowboy hat circus wasn’t at Wimbledon, fortunetly.

    And Todd… my bad, didn’t see the earlier post.

  • Micah | June 29, 2006 at 2:23 pm |

    Todd K, nice spot on the Bombers; I have no idea how she moves across the court in 19 ounce basketball kicks.

    JT; holla at me! Nice to see another ISU person here. Those Hawk unis were hideous; I wasn’t at the school yet of course, but I remember them. Hopefully we get two wins in a row this season!

  • TJ Smith | June 29, 2006 at 2:57 pm |

    Micah – I’m an Iowa guy too! You are not along – there ARE others!

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”1750″]The cowboy hat circus wasn’t at Wimbledon, fortunetly.

    And Todd… my bad, didn’t see the earlier post.[/quote]

    mark,
    you dont happen to be from the lehigh valley, do you?

  • Micah | June 29, 2006 at 3:27 pm |

    TJ, good man, that’s nice to know. We just aren’t that prominent around everywhere; I’m in Florida right now and people are always asking “Iowa? You mean Ohio?” LOL.

  • Erich | June 29, 2006 at 3:43 pm |

    How about the new Sabres uniforms…almost back to the vintage colors, but that buffalo head.. I dunno…

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 3:46 pm |

    Todd… yeah, I’m an Allentown native. How’d you know?

  • AMS | June 29, 2006 at 4:08 pm |

    Where can I see the new Sabres uniforms? I thought I had heard that they were going back to the old ones, and was excited to hear it…but they’re not?

  • Lars | June 29, 2006 at 4:13 pm |

    DJL Said:

    When Modell did move the team, the city and fans did everything they could to keep the colors and team name. While it may not be the coolest name or colors in the world, its our colors and we (Browns fans) wanted a team that looked like the one we grew up watching.[/quote]

    The worst thing this city did was bring back the “Browns”. They aren’t the team we grew up with. They aren’t the old brown-and-orange dawgs. Those guys won a Super Bowl in purple and black. The Dawg Pound is gone. It is a new stadium with PSLs and talk of a new roof.

    One of my first memories is being a four year-old sitting in my grandfathers living room and learning all new curse words from my father and uncles after Brian Sipe and Red Right 88. I lived The Drive and The Fumble as a teenager. I HATE the new “Browns”. We should have let dead dawgs lie and renamed the team with new colors. The Brown and Orange legacy has been stained and it is a shame. We should have honored the era – not tried to relive it.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”1759″]Todd… yeah, I’m an Allentown native. How’d you know?[/quote]

    i recognized the last name from the blue mountain league, so i figured it might be a regional name.

    im from catty and have been going to bml games since ive been like 10. i still go and have alot of friends who still play, so ive seen my share of banko’s games.

  • Lincoln | June 29, 2006 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”1731″]White also wore #88 for the Buccos.
    Penn State uniforms are the best in college football.
    I heard from a student that attends goes to State College and she said that she just ordered her “Official Nike white out tee-shirt” along with her season ticket package. That statement tells me 2 things:
    1. Penn State home games will feature the coolest fan participation of any kind at an athletic event.
    2. Unfortunatly, Nike will be the logo creep of all the students.

    Another topic for discussion could be teams that are called completly different names.
    ie. Pittsburgh Pirates and Buccos or Bucs
    University of Virginia: Hoos?????
    and so on.[/quote]

    Virginia is the Wahoos.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 29, 2006 at 4:34 pm |

    Todd… nice! My dad Mike and his brother Chris both played on the Banko’s for years, and my brother (another Mike, the pitcher) both had stints in the BML too. My brother hasn’t played since he quit minor league ball, and I’m at Penn State for the summer, so I’m playing county league ball up here instead. That’s pretty solid that you’re from Catty, though…

    …and for everyone else, sorry for having a personal conversation in here. The Blue Mountain League did have some sweet uni’s in the 80s and early 90s, though, with some of the most amazing stirrups in the world…

  • Kevin | June 29, 2006 at 4:39 pm |

    Here is a link to the Sabres new logos…not officially released. I don’t think the actual jersey designs have been released, there are some floating around, but they were designed by someone outside the Sabres organization.

    http://www.hockeybuz...

    Also, in relation to the “Cleveland Browns” and “Penn State” comments, I’m sure you’ve all heard of a “butterface”….as in everything’s good, but her face.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”1761″]Where can I see the new Sabres uniforms? I thought I had heard that they were going back to the old ones, and was excited to hear it…but they’re not?[/quote]

    here is a design guy who put a whole site together…
    http://www.celsiusde...

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 29, 2006 at 4:54 pm |

    here is a leaked jersey. i think it is fake because the “b” logo on the right arm’s shoulder is mirrored when it should be upside down. not to mention it is ccm, when the jersey should be reebok for an official launch.

    http://i40.photobuck...

    [quote comment=”1767″]Todd… nice! That’s pretty solid that you’re from Catty, though…
    [/quote]

    mark, hit me up anytime, krvanch@yahoo.com

  • Matthew | June 29, 2006 at 4:55 pm |

    Bethany Mattek reminds me of Rollergirl from Boogie Nights…just not as good looking as Heather Graham.

    Was anyone else who cruised through some of those pictures from Wimbledon freaked out by Amelie Mauresmo….she might as well wear a sign that says “I am not a sex object and I’ll kick your ass if you call me one.” Her arms look like she bench presses line judges.

  • Greg | June 29, 2006 at 5:35 pm |

    Penn State and Browns unis are wonderful classics. We should be disappointed that there aren’t more like them.

    I love the new Sabres’ logos and jerseys! I think the old colors with a modern edge inspired by the classic look is fantastic and. Let’s hope Reebok doens’t screw it up too bad…

    I love those crazy winged Iowa jerseys! An interesting, unique and classic look.

    The Bucks logo bugs me a little bit. What was wrong with the purple accents? It just looks unnatural to me. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Though if I remember right, they’re only the second team (in a long time at least and outside of national colors) to wear red, white and green. The other being the Minnesota Wild. I think teams generally move away from it because it’s so associated with Christmas. Either way, I’d support a shift back to the ball twirling deer in a heartbeat! THAT was classic!

    People seem to have a problem with orange, like it’s almost as bad as purple. Maybe it’s because my high school colors were orange and grey, but I’m very partial to orange. It’s unique and catchy and can be very classy and classic if done well like the Browns, Bowling Green, (it’s still weird to me that they don’t use green) U of Texas, (unless they’re wearing black) Syracuse. Bad examples in my mind are U of Tennessee, the new Bengals (the old ones weren’t so bad) and the old Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    And to the confusion of calling the Pittsburg Pirates the “Bucs” is because buccaneer is another name for pirate. That’s why Tampa Bay looks like pirate stuff, the names are sort of interchangeable.

  • denverjason | June 29, 2006 at 5:50 pm |

    I know what you mean about Amelie Mauresmo

    amelie magazine cover

  • Matt Dub | June 29, 2006 at 6:09 pm |

    Im from the lehigh valley as well (easton to be exact).. I’ve had friends who’ve played in the BML.. pretty good baseball

  • Bryan S | June 29, 2006 at 7:06 pm |

    Bravo sir… Bravo.

  • Bryan S | June 29, 2006 at 8:16 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone else has been checking this, but every day this week, there has been a feature on the front page of ESPN with the “all numbers team,” featuring the best college football player to wear each jersey number. A few days ago, they had left the number 29 blank, saying that there was no one worthy of being considered the best. I then asked if one of the great minds on the Uni Watch blogsphere could find anyone, to proove ESPN.com wrong, and JayRaider77 came to my aid, with college football HOF Johnny Bright.

    Once again, ESPN.com has come up short, this time, they couldn’t find a single adequate player to be considered the best to wear number 69.

    If anyone can find SOMETHING, post it up.

    69

  • Adam | June 29, 2006 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”1782″]Im from the lehigh valley as well (easton to be exact).. I’ve had friends who’ve played in the BML.. pretty good baseball[/quote]

    I went to Lafayette! Grew up in Montgomery Cty. though…

    As for the Sabres jerseys…I like the ones posted from the graphic designer w/ the old style logo better than the “leaked” ones…they’re trying to hard to be “in your face”, IMO…

  • Deal | June 29, 2006 at 9:26 pm |

    Wow every page that had a Sabres jersey / logo were unreal. I loved em all. The one jersey looked like a mix between the St.L Rams http://www.fansedge....
    and the Nashville Predators http://www.gijoes.co...

    All the NHL needs now is for the Pittsburgh Penguins to support a 3rd jersey and make it baby blue.
    http://www.rivercity...

    BEST JERSEY IN ALL OF SPORTS

    take care comb your hair

  • Greg | June 29, 2006 at 11:57 pm |

    I think using baby blue to look trendy is just as bad as using black.

    Not that the Tennessee unis are generally ugly, it’s just that it’s a little annoying to see so much inconsistency among team colors.

  • Greg | June 30, 2006 at 12:02 am |

    Sorry, try these. They’re just as poor uses of black for trendy:

    Tennessee football

    Detroit Lions

  • Elliott | June 30, 2006 at 12:13 am |

    About the nameplate, that could be 100% accident because SEO is exactly the same upside down. Anybody else notice that?

  • Mark Mihalik | June 30, 2006 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”1794″]About the nameplate, that could be 100% accident because SEO is exactly the same upside down. Anybody else notice that?[/quote]

    No. First of all, you wouldn’t just flip the nameplate, you’d rotate it 180 degrees to correctly align it. And it would say “OES” and the E would be backwards. If you could just flip it upside-down like you say, which would basically require a transparent nameplate, it would look like “2EO”. An “S” flipped upside down is not the same.

    This had to have been something ridiculous, like they embroidered the name on, realized it was upside down but ran out of all S’s, E’s, and O’s and didn’t have time to re-do it.

  • Anthony M | June 30, 2006 at 1:43 am |

    Saturday Uniforms: Phillies @ Jays

    Though we found out earlier that the Jays will be wearing Canada Day jerseys, some more news came in.

    BOTH the Jays and the Phils will have Canadian flags sewn to their hats (so maybe shitty glue won’t desecrate the flag), marking the first time both teams would have the Canadian flag on their hats.
    The Jays will be wearing their uniforms with red accents, the numbering in red and “CANADA” on the nameplates in place of the players names.

    I must say I’m looking forward to seeing it.

    Here’s a couple shots of past Canada Day jerseys.

    First (Front)
    First (Back)
    Second

  • Daniel | June 30, 2006 at 2:52 am |

    [quote comment=”1738″][quote comment=”1733″]I know certain players like Sammy Sosa, Orlando Cabrera, and Juan Uribe tape their wrists for support. While other players like to wear regular wristbands to wipe off sweat. But what do these TPX wrsitbands do? They look like they are made of thin cloth so they offer no support and because they are so thin they can’t be very good for wiping away sweat.[/quote]

    I bet very few major leaguers would actually say that they wear wristbands to wipe of sweat. A lot of people wear them just for the look, so these TPX ones are just for that. And they don’t sell them in stores, so it’s not a “shameless item” for people to buy… its just likely something David Ortiz started getting TPX to customize for him.

    Also, anyone who is bashing Penn State’s uniforms is insane. They are without question the best, most traditional, and most classy uniform in college football. And the “official” white-out t-shirt is just a marketing ploy… most people just wear their own white PSU t-shirts or jerseys to the games. But it does make for a sweet student section:

    http://live.psu.edu/...

    Actually, wrist bands are worn to prevent sweat buildup on the hands, resulting in dryer hands. If you think about it they prevent sweat from trickling down to arm to the hands. As a player, I find that pretty handy. Those compression wristbands are only there because some players find them more comfortable, and they also serve to support the wrists.

  • Mark Mihalik | June 30, 2006 at 3:33 am |

    Yes, some do wear it for that, but its become a rarity. If you wear wristbands to actually keep sweat off your hands, you wear them close to your hands, on your throwing arm in particular (and most wristbands are worn either on both arms or just the glove arm). Some also wear them on the glove arm for a little padding if they get shorthopped. But look where Manny and David wear theirs:

    http://www.personal....

    That’s clearly just decoration, not compression or sweat trickle. And those aren’t compression-type wristbands, either… examples of guys who wear those (for actual purpose and support) are Gary Sheffield and Milton Bradley:

    http://www.personal....
    http://www.personal....

  • Mark Mihalik | June 30, 2006 at 3:34 am |

    My mistake… wrong link for Sheffield:

    http://www.personal....

  • Bill | June 30, 2006 at 9:01 am |

    Adam, Matt, and Todd. Another former Lehigh Valley resident here (Easton Class of 80). Check out the Easton Football website. Easton and P’burg are going to wear throw backs representing past teams for this years Turkey day game. This year is the 100 aniversery and the unis look really cool.

  • Coby | January 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”1800″]Yes, some do wear it for that, but its become a rarity. If you wear wristbands to actually keep sweat off your hands, you wear them close to your hands, on your throwing arm in particular (and most wristbands are worn either on both arms or just the glove arm). Some also wear them on the glove arm for a little padding if they get shorthopped. But look where Manny and David wear theirs:

    http://www.personal....

    That’s clearly just decoration, not compression or sweat trickle. And those aren’t compression-type wristbands, either… examples of guys who wear those (for actual purpose and support) are Gary Sheffield and Milton Bradley:

    http://www.personal....
    http://www.personal....

    first off i play ball so i have a little knowledge and opinion about them. First off, that pic going along with your quote on them providing support – those are wrist braces, not sweat bands… secondly i know where to find the compression wrist bands, i actually own a couple pair. They are more comfortable but do not work as well, THEY PROVIDE ZERO SUPPORT… The pros get their numbers on them because they are typically sponsors for those brands and get whatever they want. Tape provides the best of both worlds – keeps a lot of the sweat off the hands, and provides the most support…. anyone wanting to know info on those things hit me up…they are hard to find

  • Coby | January 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”1800″]Yes, some do wear it for that, but its become a rarity. If you wear wristbands to actually keep sweat off your hands, you wear them close to your hands, on your throwing arm in particular (and most wristbands are worn either on both arms or just the glove arm). Some also wear them on the glove arm for a little padding if they get shorthopped. But look where Manny and David wear theirs:

    http://www.personal....

    That’s clearly just decoration, not compression or sweat trickle. And those aren’t compression-type wristbands, either… examples of guys who wear those (for actual purpose and support) are Gary Sheffield and Milton Bradley:

    http://www.personal....
    http://www.personal....

    first off i play ball so i have a little knowledge and opinion about them. First off, that pic going along with your quote on them providing support – those are wrist braces, not sweat bands… secondly i know where to find the compression wrist bands, i actually own a couple pair. They are more comfortable but do not work as well, THEY PROVIDE ZERO SUPPORT… The pros get their numbers on them because they are typically sponsors for those brands and get whatever they want. Tape provides the best of both worlds – keeps a lot of the sweat off the hands, and provides the most support…. anyone wanting to know info on those things hit me up…they are hard to find

  • Coby | January 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”1800″]Yes, some do wear it for that, but its become a rarity. If you wear wristbands to actually keep sweat off your hands, you wear them close to your hands, on your throwing arm in particular (and most wristbands are worn either on both arms or just the glove arm). Some also wear them on the glove arm for a little padding if they get shorthopped. But look where Manny and David wear theirs:

    http://www.personal....

    That’s clearly just decoration, not compression or sweat trickle. And those aren’t compression-type wristbands, either… examples of guys who wear those (for actual purpose and support) are Gary Sheffield and Milton Bradley:

    http://www.personal....
    http://www.personal....

    first off i play ball so i have a little knowledge and opinion about them. First off, that pic going along with your quote on them providing support – those are wrist braces, not sweat bands… secondly i know where to find the compression wrist bands, i actually own a couple pair. They are more comfortable but do not work as well, THEY PROVIDE ZERO SUPPORT… The pros get their numbers on them because they are typically sponsors for those brands and get whatever they want. Tape provides the best of both worlds – keeps a lot of the sweat off the hands, and provides the most support…. anyone wanting to know info on those things hit me up…they are hard to find

  • Brad | March 8, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    Where can you get the support ones like Sheffield has? I have seen the Benik ones like Jeter wears but I was looking for a site to find the black ones so I dont have to tape my wrist