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Tuck You!!

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This routine where MLB players untuck their jerseys at the conclusion of a game has gotten way out of hand. As reader Chris Velardi points out, “I was thinking how ridiculous this practice would look if it were applied to other professions. For example, a school teacher when the bell rings, or a lawyer (or, worse, a judge) when the verdict is read. I’m a television news anchor/reporter in New Haven, and I was thinking maybe I’d try pulling out my shirt right right after I said, ‘Thanks for watching, have a good day.’ Or … maybe not.”

This practice reached a new low in the 8th inning of yesterday’s Mets/Marlins game, when Jose Reyes — a habitual postgame untucker — pinch-ran for Paul LoDuca. Interestingly, he didn’t enter the game at the beginning of an at-bat — the count was already 0-and-2 on Carlos Beltran when Reyes trotted out to first. As Reyes prepared to take his lead, he was fidgeting with the back of his jersey quite a bit, and soon we found out why: As he reached second base on Beltran’s single and turned his back to the camera, it became apparent that his jersey was untucked, and he’d been trying to tuck it in. It came loose even more as he scored on David Wright’s homer later in the inning.

The obvious conclusion: Reyes was sitting around the dugout with his jersey untucked for the entire game, and he wasn’t able to pinch-run at the beginning of Beltran’s at-bat because he needed a few seconds to get at least his front shirttails stuffed into his pants. How pathetic is that? It’s bad enough to pull out your jersey when the game’s over, but could you at least keep it tucked in while the game is still in progress?! Jeez.

Pedro Relief Fund Tote Board: We’re now up to $20.18 in our attempt to help bail out Pedro for his long-pants fine — only $17.56 to go! Because I know you care, deeply, I also know you’ll want to PayPal a buck or two to the fund (using paul_lukas@earthlink.net as the payee). And meanwhile, add Junior Griffey to the list of players we may have to bail out in the near future.

Uni Watch News Ticker: So were those Futures Games unis a total embarrassment or what? But it’s good to see that at least one young player is adept at proper pants-cuffing protocol. … Oh, and one of the Futures players appears to be headed for a Pedro-esque pants-under-the-spikes fine. … In happier news, those Seattle Pilots throwbacks that the Mariners wore yesterday were awesome! Bonus points for the players who wore their stirrups just right (a topic that merited a small article in today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer — thanks to Nick Collecchi for the link). The Tigers’ throwbacks were also nice, but the shoulder numbers looked too big compared to the ones on the 1969 unis, and they shouldn’t have worn their orange-logo road caps, which didn’t exist back then. Couldn’t they have brought their white-logo home caps along for this game, just for accuracy’s sake?. … Looks like FSU will be wearing throwbacks against Boston College this fall (with thanks to Walker Hicken). … As longtime readers will recall, the Cubs are the only team that uses an embroidered logo appliqué (instead of a decal) on their batting helmets. It’s a cool detail, but sometimes it bites them in the ass, as it did yesterday, when Michael Barrett’s logo was peeling off and Angel Pagan’s was sliding down too close to his brim (it’s hard to see, but you can sort of get an idea here). … During that same game, Juan Pierre’s rear-jersey typography appeared to be rather askew (thanks to Jim Freeman). … On July 6th, when Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch and had to leave the Cards/Astros game, pinch-runner Gary Bennett was wearing a logo-less helmet, joining Brayan Peña and Ervin Santana as players who’ve exhibited this glitch in 2006. Bennett had a regular helmet when he batted two innings later (with thanks to eagle-eyed Jordan Hirschfield). … Logo Creep Alert: Although not strictly uni-related, this Wrigley Field photo is pretty disturbing. “Wrigley Field has always taken pride in the lack of advertisements cluttering the ballpark, so this certainly strikes me as sacrilegious,” says Brian Newport, who took the photo. “On a brighter note, our bleacher seats allowed me snap some up-close shots of Juan Pierre’s fantastic hosiery.” . … What the hell’s going on with Lance Berkman’s spikes? On Opening Day he was wearing Nike; by June 15th he’d switched to Reebok; on June 25th he was back to Nike; and then on July 7th, as Ryan Barto points out, he was suddenly wearing UnderArmour. What’s with the constant switcheroos? And could one of you sneakerhead types let us know if Berkman is the first MLB player to wear UnderArmour footwear? … Big article here about baseball pant length. And here’s how the print version looked (with thanks to Warren Thompson and Bryan Redemske, respectively). … Speaking of which: A few hundred well-chosen words by your truly, addressing the crucial topic of MLB pants and socks, are slated to appear on the Op-Ed page of tomorrow’s New York Times. I’m told that the essay could still get bumped at the last minute if something “important” happens (like if North Korea launches another missile or something), so keep your fingers crossed in hopes of a slow news day.

 

63 comments to Tuck You!!

  • Ondy | July 10, 2006 at 9:15 am |

    Come on Uniwatch, we need a clear shot of the scrambled eggs on the Pilots’ caps. So awesome that they are painted onto the helmets as well!

  • Matt | July 10, 2006 at 9:20 am |

    The logo creep you mention at Wrigley isn’t something to worry about. For several years, every inning is “sponsored” by a different company on the small, electronic scoreboards around Wrigley and behind home plate. Nike has been an inning sponsor for several years, but it is limited to the electronic signage in the photo, which then changes to the next sponsor the next inning.

  • Chris | July 10, 2006 at 9:23 am |

    He’s the first player anywhere wearing UnderArmour baseball cleats as far as I know.

    The football ones released at the beginning of June and are prominently featured in the new “Click-Clack” advertisements

  • nybatt | July 10, 2006 at 9:37 am |

    I have expressed my distaste for the pajama-bottom look espoused by so many in MLB today… I take some comfort in the fact that the HS varsity baseball team I coach is mandated (by me) that pants have to be worn at least to mid-calf, preferably to the knee.. .that goes for me as well coaching third base… and yes, we wear stirrups and sanitaries… you’d be amazed at the positive comments we get from fans and other teams…

    one other note… I think the multitudes mis-identify something regarding the sock/pant issue in baseball… socks are never actually worn “down”.. so the “high sock” comment is really inaccurate.. it is the pants that are worn high or low.. underneath those pajama pants are “high socks”… just a bit of minutae..

    and I don’t buy that comfort argument about high pants… with all the altering of elastic in pant bottoms, I’m sure a more “relaxed” elastic band could be procured… jeez!!

  • nybatt | July 10, 2006 at 9:41 am |

    almost forgot… the un-tucked jersey epidemic is alive and well in high school baseball…

    nothing, I repeat, nothing is as sloppy and disrespectful as a baseball team storming (or moping) out of the dugout with jerseys untucked, and sometimes UNBUTTONED!!! I have to include that in my pre-season uniform history/lecture about why we wear sanitaries, stirrups, and hats a certain way…

    it never fails though; I have to remind some of my players to keep them buttoned and tucked in at some point of the season…

    fighting the small battles is what its all about sometimes!!!

  • Micah | July 10, 2006 at 10:03 am |

    Berkman is just switching brands because his Nike contract expired. He used to wear a Nike fielding glove; it’s now Wilson. He used to wear Nike batting gloves; now, UnderArmour. As mentioned, he wears Nike cleats, but has switched to UnderArmour/Reebok. And yes, he is the very first baseball player to wear UnderArmour cleats. I am not sure if he is under contract with them but it would sure seem like it. He is still featured in the nikevision.com baseball athlete section as wearing the Nike Skylon EXP sunglasses, however.

  • Rico Suave | July 10, 2006 at 10:09 am |

    Nybatt, keep fighting that fight! As a high school teacher myself, I know that they will probably blow off what they learn in class, but they’ll always remember “the cool unis Coach made us wear.”

    The whole “U.S. vs. World” in the Futures Game does sort of parallel the current political climate. But I’m sure that has been said looooong ago…

  • Brandon T. | July 10, 2006 at 10:30 am |

    I would really like to see these FSU “throwbacks”…

    And also, why is Nike approaching Florida State about unis instead of the other way around? Nike is the supplier, should they really be initiating what Florida State wears on the field?

  • Lincoln | July 10, 2006 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”2262″]The logo creep you mention at Wrigley isn’t something to worry about. For several years, every inning is “sponsored” by a different company on the small, electronic scoreboards around Wrigley and behind home plate. Nike has been an inning sponsor for several years, but it is limited to the electronic signage in the photo, which then changes to the next sponsor the next inning.[/quote]

    This is completely true. The signage is located on the upper deck facade down the right and left field lines. It has been there for years. Anyone who has been to Wrigley knows that. The newest signage at Wrigley is the electronic “green screen” board for television. While it is true Wrigley is fairly unadorned by advertisements, all you have to do is look at the surrounding rooftops to get your share of advertisements.

  • JTH | July 10, 2006 at 10:43 am |

    A logo on an electronic scoreboard — big effing deal. This Wrigley Field logo creep is far more disturbing to me.

    And did anyone else notice that the online article’s headline said “Sox Appeal” compared to “Socks Appeal” for the print version?

  • Wade | July 10, 2006 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”2269″]I would really like to see these FSU “throwbacks”…

    And also, why is Nike approaching Florida State about unis instead of the other way around? Nike is the supplier, should they really be initiating what Florida State wears on the field?[/quote]

    I don’t want to see them. I’ve seen some of their old helmet designs, and they are not much to look at. I can’t imagine the whole uniform would be much better. I’m afraid they will turn out like Miami’s throwbacks from last season. Teams without tradition past this current generation should stay with their current uniforms.

  • jeremy | July 10, 2006 at 10:48 am |

    Juan Pierre’s blue alt lettering has been like that for a while now. I saw it in person in Milwaukee this weekend. His blue jersey might just have been a sloppy stitching job.

  • JTH | July 10, 2006 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”2273″]I don’t want to see them. I’ve seen some of their old helmet designs, and they are not much to look at. I can’t imagine the whole uniform would be much better.[/quote]

    Agreed. FSU’s home unis are, in my opinion, the best in NCAA-1A (as long as they’re wearing the gold pants and not those garnet eyesores.)

  • Greg | July 10, 2006 at 11:17 am |

    I don’t know if we have any UnderArmour supporters in here, but I gotta get this off my chest. The thing that bugs me about UnderArmour (and some others) is that their company name is based on a single product: the compression gear. To me they don’t give themselves any opportunity to gain respect in any other market they expand to. Would you really want a pair of cleats made by someone who specialized in clothing? It’s like asking a plumber to build you a new dresser. He can assure you that he can do it all he wants, but I’d rather see a carpenter.

  • Micah | July 10, 2006 at 11:23 am |

    Agreed. FSU’s home unis are, in my opinion, the best in NCAA-1A (as long as they’re wearing the gold pants and not those garnet eyesores.)[/quote]

    I agree with your statement no doubt. They are very classy; but as a ‘Noles fan, I am definitely partial to them anyway. And Brandon, Nike is approaching FSU because they want to showcase a new design, that is for sure nothing new in the philosophy of the Swoosh.

  • Micah | July 10, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    JTH, I tried to quote your comment but obviously did it wrong. Not trying to steal your thunder man, my apologies.

  • Brian | July 10, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    Someone should tell Washburn that the Red Sox no longer have striped stirrups, having switched back to actually wearing red socks. Too bad too, I always liked their striped stirrups.

  • Rick | July 10, 2006 at 11:26 am |

    Kevin Millar from the Orioles was wearing white Under Armour cleats on Saturday. They were making a big deal out of it on the local TV broadcast because UA is a Baltimore company. There are bilboards of Millar all around town advertising UA.

  • JTH | July 10, 2006 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”2278″]JTH, I tried to quote your comment but obviously did it wrong. Not trying to steal your thunder man, my apologies.[/quote]

    No sweat. I assumed that was what happened.

  • CubsFanBudMan | July 10, 2006 at 11:37 am |

    It’s true that Wrigley has had the ads for a while now. However, in 2004 the Cubs added a similar color LED board under the Wrigley scoreboard, replace and old black-andwhite version. The same amount of space is still used for player info, often resulting in very small type for obscure stats. But they now have room for two ads to sandwich the stats, just like the Nike pic in the post. Add in the Bud Light Bleachers mentioned above and the green-screen behind the pate, and it’s safe to say the creep is definitely growing at Wrigley…

  • JFront10 | July 10, 2006 at 11:49 am |

    Nike, Reebok, Addidas, etc. all started out as shoe companies and then evolved into making clothing and other apparel. I don’t see what UnderArmour is doing as being any different.

  • Bill | July 10, 2006 at 12:07 pm |

    Too bad in the print version of the Socks Appeal article that the guy with the high pants has the pant legs scrunched up instead of wearing pants that are the appropriate length to start with….

  • Jared | July 10, 2006 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”2277″]Agreed. FSU’s home unis are, in my opinion, the best in NCAA-1A (as long as they’re wearing the gold pants and not those garnet eyesores.)[/quote]

    I agree with your statement no doubt. They are very classy; but as a ‘Noles fan, I am definitely partial to them anyway. And Brandon, Nike is approaching FSU because they want to showcase a new design, that is for sure nothing new in the philosophy of the Swoosh.[/quote]

    FSU has some classy unis, second only to my Louisiana Tech’s red and blue with shoulder stripes that we’ve had since the Bradshaw Days

  • Greg | July 10, 2006 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”2283″]Nike, Reebok, Addidas, etc. all started out as shoe companies and then evolved into making clothing and other apparel. I don’t see what UnderArmour is doing as being any different.[/quote]

    I understand that. But they didn’t call themselves TuffShoos or anything like UnderArmour, which is an explicit reference to their initial and trademark product. And it’s not quite the same, because UnderArmour is going the other way, starting with clothes and moving into cleats. I think their doing it just to make money, not because they have some passion or a great unique idea for shoes. Even their compression shirts were nothing new, they were just the first that were cleverly marketed. If it’s any consolation, I don’t respect Reebok and most of their products either.

  • Noah | July 10, 2006 at 1:12 pm |

    I was thrilled to see the pilots wearing the correct braid on their hats, none of that crap that has been pawned off lately as authentic.

    Here’s an image of the Pilots helmet

  • Scott Turner | July 10, 2006 at 1:20 pm |

    “Just to add to the theme, disco was playing in the Seattle clubhouse.”

    Because in 1969, disco was all the rage. Gawd…

    Back in the day — and I played back in the day — pants were were worn scrunched up. Baseball pants, full stretched, came down to nearly the ankles. You’d pull the elestic band up under the knee, and let the extra material flop over. To me, playes who show all their sock by wearing pants cut just below the knee is very weird and modern and goofy.

  • JAC | July 10, 2006 at 1:20 pm |

    I always prefered having my baseball pants up for the look, but the elastic was uncomfortable.

    Then, when I started fencing I discovered that instead of elastic, they have a tab with a velcro closure, vey comfortable and looks good, too.

  • Jack H. | July 10, 2006 at 1:25 pm |

    “I’ve always said if I played for the Cardinals or Red Sox, I’d wear stirrups and wear my pants up,” he said. “(The socks) have got those cool stripes.”

    Which other teams have striped stirrups (or socks) these days besides the Cards? And does anyone on the Cards even actually wear them? I mean, I always thought that it was an option these days: either you wear the stirrups or the socks. I mean, watching the M’s play the Tigers I noticed that Jamie Moyer wears the stirrups but Ichiro wears the socks with no stirrups.

  • Jack H. | July 10, 2006 at 1:26 pm |

    I mean during normal games, not throwback games.

  • Mark Mihalik | July 10, 2006 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”2280″]Kevin Millar from the Orioles was wearing white Under Armour cleats on Saturday. They were making a big deal out of it on the local TV broadcast because UA is a Baltimore company. There are bilboards of Millar all around town advertising UA.[/quote]

    Millar was wearing the same model as Berkman but with a white toe/tongue and a black side/heel. They looked pretty terrible, especially with Millar’s high socks. I’m all for the old school sock look, but if you’re going to do that, you have to wear a conservative pair of cleats, too. When he wore early nineties Clippers with the high socks, it looked much better…

    http://www.baseball-...

    I’ll post up a picture of Millar once I find one. And look for Berkman in his Under Armours and others debuting other new cleats tonight. The All-Star break is traditionally a time where players wear new gear and try out ridiculous things as well (like wear non-team colored cleats):

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  • Vegas4BOC | July 10, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”2292″]”Which other teams have striped stirrups (or socks) these days besides the Cards? And does anyone on the Cards even actually wear them?[/quote]
    starting pitcher Anthony Reyes.

    It was shown on ESPN last night that Assistant coach Rene Lachemann for the Oakland A’s was not wearing the correct jersey combination when he had entered the clubhouse area before the game had started. He was wearing the A’s home whites and the team was dressed in their Dark green’s. He was properly jeered by some players and then shown heading back into the tunnel to change.

  • Jared | July 10, 2006 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”2294″][quote comment=”2280″]Kevin Millar from the Orioles was wearing white Under Armour cleats on Saturday. They were making a big deal out of it on the local TV broadcast because UA is a Baltimore company. There are bilboards of Millar all around town advertising UA.[/quote]

    Millar was wearing the same model as Berkman but with a white toe/tongue and a black side/heel. They looked pretty terrible, especially with Millar’s high socks. I’m all for the old school sock look, but if you’re going to do that, you have to wear a conservative pair of cleats, too. When he wore early nineties Clippers with the high socks, it looked much better…

    http://www.baseball-...

    I’ll post up a picture of Millar once I find one. And look for Berkman in his Under Armours and others debuting other new cleats tonight. The All-Star break is traditionally a time where players wear new gear and try out ridiculous things as well (like wear non-team colored cleats):

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

    I noticed that Betencourt and it look like a few others were sporting clippers as opposed to Hurache 2k4s. Presumedly to make it more authentic.

  • DG | July 10, 2006 at 2:10 pm |

    Congratulations on your Op-Ed article. I figured someone should say it.

  • Tom | July 10, 2006 at 2:13 pm |

    anyone here watch the world cup finals yesterday where after the game the Italian players took off their shorts?! I’ve seen it done before… what the hell is that about. i saw them put something back on, but then it looked like their normal shorts. I dont have any photos from yesterdays game but check this out from a previous non WC game
    http://www.femmefan....

  • JTH | July 10, 2006 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”2295″][quote comment=”2292″]”Which other teams have striped stirrups (or socks) these days besides the Cards? And does anyone on the Cards even actually wear them?[/quote]
    starting pitcher Anthony Reyes.
    [/quote]

    Here’s a picture of him:
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  • LouUmp | July 10, 2006 at 2:20 pm |

    Bravo for the Pil…er..Mariners! They even got the caps correct!

  • Joe | July 10, 2006 at 2:45 pm |

    I dont know why Berkman is wearing the UA cleats, cosidering UA only offers football type cleats. While they would be adequate for baseball, there are plenty of other baseball specific cleats for a pro-athlete to choose from.

    In WC news, i prefer Buffons marron keeper uni over the gold one.

  • Brandon T. | July 10, 2006 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”2277″]Agreed. FSU’s home unis are, in my opinion, the best in NCAA-1A (as long as they’re wearing the gold pants and not those garnet eyesores.)[/quote]

    I agree with your statement no doubt. They are very classy; but as a ‘Noles fan, I am definitely partial to them anyway. And Brandon, Nike is approaching FSU because they want to showcase a new design, that is for sure nothing new in the philosophy of the Swoosh.[/quote]

    I think gold looks great on the home unis, but I actually like the white pants on the away unis, although I would choose gold over garnet. Gold at home looks great though.

    BT

  • Jill | July 10, 2006 at 3:31 pm |

    I noticed an Italian player take off his shorts too, and, unlike when Josh Howard did it during the NBA finals, this guy wasn’t wearing compression shorts. I’m sure his mother is so proud.

  • Rick | July 10, 2006 at 3:38 pm |

    About the UnderArmour cleats.

    From the April 2006 Baltimore Business Journal:
    “The shoes will retail for $54.99 to $104.99 and will feature enhancements Under Armour says make the cleats lighter and keep feet cool and dry.

    Several players expected to be top picks in this weekend’s National Football League draft, including University of Maryland tight end Vernon Davis and Ohio State University linebacker A.J. Hawk, will be featured in Under Armour television commercials that will debut Saturday.

    Plank played football at the University of Maryland, where he came up with his idea for a T-shirt that wicked sweat away from the body.

    Professional football players will wear the Under Armour cleats this season, Plank said, but the company logo won’t be visible on the shoes until Under Armour negotiates a licensing deal with the NFL.

    Under Armour plans to begin selling baseball cleats next spring. Several Major League Baseball players, including Kevin Millar of the Baltimore Orioles, will start wearing the shoes — with the interlocking UA logo visible — after the All-Star break, Plank added. ”

    So we might be seeing a lot more players wearing them in the second half of the season.

    Also, for the argument of UA doing shoes if they are known for clothing technology, the technique that they use for the clothing is also in the shoes. Plus in 10 years, everyone will equate the name UnderArmour with a brand, not just a type of clothing.

  • Brian A | July 10, 2006 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”2276″]I don’t know if we have any UnderArmour supporters in here, but I gotta get this off my chest. The thing that bugs me about UnderArmour (and some others) is that their company name is based on a single product: the compression gear. To me they don’t give themselves any opportunity to gain respect in any other market they expand to. Would you really want a pair of cleats made by someone who specialized in clothing? It’s like asking a plumber to build you a new dresser. He can assure you that he can do it all he wants, but I’d rather see a carpenter.[/quote]

    the company is not based on a single product, it STARTED with one product; compression gear, as you mentioned. i work at an athletic shoe store and we love the under armour stuff there. it really is quality, and they’re cleats are no different. we had a presentation showing us the up-and-coming UA cleats for next season, and they are quite nice.

  • Brian A | July 10, 2006 at 6:06 pm |

    sorry to pick on you Greg, but I just read your second post: there stuff is actually unique. they have different spike patterns for some of their speed baseball cleats, using different materials which they feel will help make their cleats stand out. I know Im coming off as a UA rep or something, but I just happen to know a lot about their products.

  • Brian A | July 10, 2006 at 6:10 pm |

    Geez I really need to read ALL of the comments before I comment. Ill try and snag a catalog of the new UA baseball cleats that are coming out next spring. I know we have them laying around somewhere, we had a UA rep come and make a presentation about them a few weeks ago. They are also coming out with dedicated coaches shoe for baseball, as well as lacrosse cleats and lacrosse turf shoes.

  • Micah | July 10, 2006 at 6:39 pm |

    Until I see a lot more players wear these UA cleats, I’ll have to believe that Nike, adidas, and Reebok (ok, never mind, the “I am What I am (no shit!) brand blows), make better baseball and football cleats. UA’s cleats all have some variation of this cushioning system:

    UA Performance insole with Gel Grid cushioning system in heel provides maximum shock absorption and Poron Prozorb forefoot insert.

    Until I know much more specifically what a “Gel Grid system” (sounds like something from asics), I’ll stick with Nike’s Zoom Air for cleats. Plus, almost every manufacturer utilizes some form of Poron in cleats since it provides a responsive spring in the forefoot.

  • Will | July 10, 2006 at 8:06 pm |

    Is it just me or is Wrigley Field a giant advertisement itself? I mean without the family making money from the gum, there would be no stadium and sorry baseball club. Still, it’s one giant advert for the chewing gum manufacturer which people seem to forget. (don’t also forget the “bull pen” which is named after chewing tobacco) Logo creeps have been going on for some time. How come Wrigley field always gets a pass from Uniwatch’s scorn?

  • Jack H. | July 10, 2006 at 9:39 pm |

    If you’re gonna go that far, then you may as well just talk about every stadium being Logo Creeps. Wrigley was the owner of the Cubs at the time, they named it after him. Same with Comiskey Park, Griffith Stadium, Ebbets Field, Crosley Field (according to the Wikipedia article, it was also to advertise his automobile company). Don’t forget about Busch Stadium (nee Sportsman’s Park). Basically I don’t think you can make that argument because every baseball stadium was basically just an advertisement for the owner.

  • Jack H. | July 10, 2006 at 9:40 pm |

    Damnit, I screwed that post up, I was trying to quote the post directly before it. My bad.

  • Bryan S | July 10, 2006 at 10:50 pm |

    Not exactally uniform related- but while watching Ryan Howard win the HR Derby, in the background at the stadium after he hit the winning HR, they were playing “Rock and Roll Part II” by Gary Glitter; a song that has recently been banned by the NFL from being played in the stadiums because Glitter has recently been conviced of being a pedophile in Vietnam.

    Info Here (Second article from the top)

  • alan | July 10, 2006 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”2292″]”I’ve always said if I played for the Cardinals or Red Sox, I’d wear stirrups and wear my pants up,” he said. “(The socks) have got those cool stripes.”
    Which other teams have striped stirrups (or socks) these days besides the Cards? And does anyone on the Cards even actually wear them? I mean, I always thought that it was an option these days: either you wear the stirrups or the socks. I mean, watching the M’s play the Tigers I noticed that Jamie Moyer wears the stirrups but Ichiro wears the socks with no stirrups.[/quote]

    i was asking paul about this the other day, but i guess the cards (among other teams) require their minor league teams to wear stirrups (actually, i guess they wear the 2-in-ones, but it still looks pretty sharp). check out the memphis redbirds. does anyone else find it kinda of strange that a club would take the time to require their minor league teams to wear them, but then totally disregard it at the major level? i dunno, seemed kinda funny to me.

  • Deal | July 10, 2006 at 11:33 pm |

    I support the untucked jersey. What is next, a technical foul for a player not tucking his shirt in during a basketball game.
    Come on, it is no big deal.

  • Josh W | July 10, 2006 at 11:38 pm |

    At a tournament i recently attended of my little brother’s in Cooperstown, they provide the uniforms for the teams. Each team gets a red and navy jersey, along with white pants and a Cooperstown Dreams Park hat. It got confusing seeing 48 teams wearing the same jersey, and the other 48 wearing another color. It was hard to pick out which team was which. However, each player was required to wear their socks up, or they would be ejected from the game. I thought that was a cool rule because I wore my socks up from when i was 8 to when i was 16 years old playing.

  • Shorty | July 11, 2006 at 12:25 am |

    Does anybody find it weird that every player on a national league team wore their standard home hat except for the players on the mets who wore the awful black and blue hats?

  • Greg | July 11, 2006 at 2:08 am |

    [quote comment=”2321″]I support the untucked jersey. What is next, a technical foul for a player not tucking his shirt in during a basketball game.
    Come on, it is no big deal.[/quote]

    Uh, yeah. That’s why they’re always shoving their shirts down their pants as the come into the game because rules require that the jersey be tucked in. It’s annoyting that all the leagues don’t enforce it very well. It’s so sloppy and unprofessional. What about the notion that when you look good, you feel good and your play shows it?

  • Mayer | July 11, 2006 at 2:42 am |

    [quote comment=”2325″]Does anybody find it weird that every player on a national league team wore their standard home hat except for the players on the mets who wore the awful black and blue hats?[/quote]
    Yeah, I did notice that, which leads me to believe that they’ll be wearing those caps tommorow as well, although we all hope that isn’t the case.

  • Jack H. | July 11, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

    Alan, the Mudhens were on TV the other day (for some reason Comcast is showing minor league games now) and nearly all of them were wearing high socks (no stirrups though). I don’t know that the Tigers mandate this throughout their organization, but it sure looked pretty sweet.

    Plus, for a while Craig Monroe was wearing his socks up (I think it was partly the influence of Curtis Granderson) for a while this season but then he got injured and when he came off the DL he had them down again. Players that do that really piss me off, I don’t know why thry can’t just pick a look and stick with it for the entire season.

  • Edward G | July 11, 2006 at 1:41 pm |

    At my high school we were told by our coach that the outfielders and infielders were required to wear the pant legs up but the pitchers were told to keep the pant legs down due to having your knee up on almost every delivery and the elastic would get annoying. Just my $.02

  • Kevin Walsh | July 11, 2006 at 2:38 pm |

    My position, now as always: when they bring high stirrups back, shorten the pants. The guys who wear the short pants with uni-colored socks look like dorks.

    Not that I’d actually tell them that, since I’d like to live 40 more years.

    http://www.forgotten...

  • Josh Kiwano | July 11, 2006 at 10:32 pm |

    Cubs Being Named Again in 2007.

    Chicago-(from unidentified licensing source).

    http://static.flickr...

    Some positive news out of Chicago!!! The Cubbies will be wearing names on the back of their home (pinstripe), road (grey) and alternate (blue) jerseys again in 2007!!!

    Not sure this improve their record but at least when you buy a Cubbies shirt it will feel like you are getting your monies worth/

    Go Cubs

  • Tom O'Grady | July 11, 2006 at 10:41 pm |

    Dear Will-

    Yes, it’s just you. Wrigley Field is heaven.

    Will, you have to do a little homework before posting a negative response on the best ballpark on the planet now or ever…

    Wrigley Field is owned by the Tribune Company and has been since 1982. And the Tribune Co. to their credit has resisted the temptation to call it Tribune Field.

    Please visit sometime and you’lll get my enthusiastic passion for ballpark perfection.

    T.

  • Tom O'Grady | July 11, 2006 at 10:43 pm |

    Logo Creep Alert: Although not strictly uni-related, this Wrigley Field photo is pretty disturbing. “Wrigley Field has always taken pride in the lack of advertisements cluttering the ballpark, so this certainly strikes me as sacrilegious,” says Brian Newport, who took the photo.

    Brian-

    The beauty of LED ribbon boards, the logos eventually go away.

    T.

  • Nick | July 12, 2006 at 3:56 am |

    Lou Piniella wearing his Pilots kit prior to being traded away in Spring Training.
    And here’s another Pilot, a guy who got cut. But he now has 2 WS rings.
    Finally, here’s the uni that was worn on Sunday.

  • concealed78 | July 13, 2006 at 12:28 am |

    Tho this was probably over-looked, the recent Seattle Pilots throw-backs:

    Notice the horizontal line is missing on the batting helmet, unlike this photo:

    But, I have seen caps without the Scrambled Eggs / line:

    If this doesn’t work, it’s because my HTML skills are horrible.

  • David | September 21, 2006 at 1:07 pm |

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