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‘The little money from the crops he raised / Barely paid the bills we made’

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The World Series starts this weekend. And for reader Brad Bierman, that means only one thing: a new World Series sleeve patch will make its appearance.

Not that Bierman is in any suspense regarding what the patch will look like, mind you — he’s already got one, in fact, which he’s mounted on his complete display of World Series sleeve patches. And that’s just a small portion of his patch collection.

Bierman, a former radio sportscaster who lives outside of Philly, approached me back in March at the Uni Watch Athletics Aesthetics Party, where he showed me photos from his extensive stash of jersey patches. He later sent me a bunch of other patch-centric info, most of which I haven’t yet fully followed up on (sorry, Brad — it’ll happen, I promise).

Anyway, with the baseball’s season-ending showcase about to start, here’s Bierman’s commentary on some World Series patches from the past two decades:

1987: The first year of a WS jersey patch. It was worn only by the Cardinals, not by the Twins.

1989: Always wondered how MLB managed to add the great “Battle of the Bay” slogan for the A’s/Giants Series in such a short time between the LCS and the WS.

1991: The Twins had to remove their 30th-anniversary patch from their right sleeve in order to make room for this patch in the Series.

1994: No World Series because of the strike, but there was still a patch, which resembled the 1993 and 1992 designs.

1995: In an attempt to put something “hip” into marketing its glamour event after the 1994 strike, MLB also used an alternate WS logo, adding the
“Welcome To The Show” phrase
first uttered by Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) in the 1988 movie Bull Durham.

1997: Neither the Marlins nor the Indians actually wore this patch on their jerseys. Each club had its team logo patch on the left sleeve; the Marlins had their version of the Jackie Robinson 50th-anniversary patch on their right sleeve, and the Indians’ right sleeve had the 1997 All-Star Game patch. The WS patch was worn on jackets and by the umpires.

2000: Always wondered why MLB couldn’t have added “Subway Series”
somewhere to the WS patch, as was done for the same market Bay Area series in 1989. With modern marketing the way it is, most likely the logo had already been released to so many places and could not be changed.

2005: A rare use of the MLB logo with the blue and red colors fields reversed. [Probably my favorite of all the WS patches, because the autumnal color scheme is perfect for the Fall Classic. — PL]

When I asked Bierman if he also had a full set of World Series cap patches, which have been appearing in the Series since 1996, he replied, “I do not have the cap patches — I hate the whole concept. An extra patch does not belong on such a small uniform piece.” Now that’s hardcore — zero tolerance, baby!

Bierman offered the following thoughts on patch collecting:

Acquiring patches pre-Internet meant working directly with the few dealers out there or seeing them at sports card/memorabilia shows, especially the annual National Show each summer, and a few big regional shows in the northeast (Murf Denny deserves a mention here, as I was able to get patches early on from him), or from equipment managers, especially in the pre-memorabilia craze that began to hit in the mid- to late 1980s.

Since the eBay era arrived, it has made collecting the last 8-10 years a whole new ballgame. Have met a few incredible people that share an intense “patch passion” and knowledge. This includes Richard Feltoon in New Jersey — found him through a Miami Dolphins fan web site looking for their 30th-anniversary patch of the undefeated 1972 team, worn in a Monday Night game in 2002. Great guy (who also happens to be the official online/retail outlet for all Gumby-related products).

I have six large boards with all the MLB team commemoratives (minus most memorial patches), and two boards for the NFL teams. I have a smaller NHL board (Flyers and some league-wide patches), four major college bowl game national championship patch years, the first two new NCAA basketball Final Four patches started in 2005, and a few NBA anniversary patches and NBA Finals. A great patch I won on eBay this summer came from another nice guy I got to know through eBay in California (unfortunately, he had to sell part of his collection to raise funds): an original 1973 Yankee Stadium 50th-anniversary patch, (as seen on an SI cover that summer).

Big thanks to Brad for sharing his collection and his expertise. Now let’s hope the Mets are the other team that’ll be wearing that 2006 World Series patch this Saturday.

Mea Culpa Dept.: Yesterday’s entry about the logo implications of the new NBA ball had two omissions: (1) My list of teams with ball-inclusive logo designs should have included the Kings; and (2) I inexcusably neglected to mention that the guy who brought this issue to my attention in the first place was reader Alex Gordon. He’s also done some interesting historical research regarding older NBA logos and balls, which I’ll present as a follow-up item either tomorrow or next week.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Speaking of patches, was that a nicotine patch that Endy Chavez was sporting last night, or did he just cut himself shaving? … “Logo creep or creepy logos?” That’s what Rob Schmoll wants to know after seeing this story about a new plan to make MLB logos available for placement on caskets and urns. … Kudos to Wade Harder, who’s come up with a really unique example of a football helmet with a logo on one side and a number on the other: “For the 1987 football season, Vanderbilt wore the split scheme with the school’s logo on the right side of the helmet and number 73 on the left side, a tribute to the death of teammate Paul Lomanto. I remember this because my family actually had Vanderbilt season tickets at the time.” … Eric Glickman has noticed that the logos of the last six teams to defeat the Yankees in the postseason spell out how the Bombers have fared in October since winning it all in 2000. … The Rockies will be switching to CoolFlo helmets next season — further details in the “On the Rox” section toward the bottom of this page. … Thomas Harding, who broke that Rockies news for MLB.com, also sent along this photo, which shows Bobby Layne with his crotch extension exposed. Wait, make that his jersey’s crotch extension. … Bryan Redemske notes that Carlos Delgado wears a really tiny glove for infield practice. … Horn-Toot Dept.: Yesterday’s Bill Buckner column on ESPN was a big hit.

 

181 comments to ‘The little money from the crops he raised / Barely paid the bills we made’

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 9:00 am |

    What, nothing on the Mets unis last night?

  • Ken S. | October 19, 2006 at 9:03 am |

    With a Mets victory last night in the traditional blue hat and pinstripe uni combo, this could be the jump-start we need for a permanent switcheroo! Another win tonight in that same combo (wishful thinking of mine on both counts)could lead to an irreversible trend in the right direction!

  • ESS | October 19, 2006 at 9:03 am |

    Congrats Paul! The ESPN article is the first thing in the “Spotlight” on the ESPN website this morning, along with a huge picture of the Mets, now almost 100% sans-black.

  • Schafe | October 19, 2006 at 9:03 am |

    I like the World Series patch on the sleeve; not a big fan of it on the caps. In 1996, (the first appearance of cap patch??), John Wettland demanded it be sewn on his sweat faded cap. Looked strange. Stick to the sleeves.

  • Paul Lukas | October 19, 2006 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”14961″]What, nothing on the Mets unis last night?[/quote]

    Didn’t wanna (a) be Captain Obvious, or (b) jinx anything.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 19, 2006 at 9:04 am |

    Let me be the first (for today, anyway) to congratulate the Mets for coming out in their proper home uniforms and caps last night for the first time in postseason since 1988. (Oh, yeah, and also for winning the game.) Here’s hoping they do it again tonight, in both senses, however unlikely either might be.

    TRUE METS = BLUE METS

  • jesse | October 19, 2006 at 9:05 am |

    Yes the Mets wore Blue hats last night. Everybody hates black Mets hats. They should ditch the black hats and only wear blue hats. Last nights win is karma saying that black hat are bad mmmkay.

    Does that about cover it?

  • Eric | October 19, 2006 at 9:06 am |

    The great thing about the Mets having black caps and unis is that it made last night’s donning of the classic unis really magical. It was obviously a statement. And I got chills when I saw them.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 19, 2006 at 9:08 am |

    Oops, not the first. Still said “0 comments” while I was typing. O well.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”14965″][quote comment=”14961″]What, nothing on the Mets unis last night?[/quote]

    Didn’t wanna (a) be Captain Obvious, or (b) jinx anything.[/quote]

    Jinx as in them losing tonight or as in them wearing the unholy black jerseys?

  • Matt | October 19, 2006 at 9:10 am |

    I wonder if the Rockies will go to a purple to black fade on the Cool Flo helmets… that’d be pretty scary…

  • Steven | October 19, 2006 at 9:17 am |

    Do basketball jerseys have to have numbers on the back because last night my college scrimmaged a team with jerseys way to nice to be practice jerseys but they did not have numbers on the back only the front. They looked like game jerseys minus the back number,

  • frankenslade | October 19, 2006 at 9:18 am |

    Thanks for sticking “Patches” in my head this morning. Always a welcome piece of maudlin cheese.

    You guys and your classic Mets uniforms! For strictly Pavlovian reasons, that look disgusts me. Seeing that uniform again makes this in-season Mets hater (and Phils fan) rethink rooting for them. I know, you don’t need me to root for your Mets in the postseason, but I can’t get behind this Cards team, which limped across the finish line and which features sourpuss Scott Rolen. Go Mets (preferably, in a little black)!

  • Cork | October 19, 2006 at 9:22 am |

    I hate to ruin it for the Merts fans out there, but most teams allow the starting pitcher to pick the uniforms for that nights game (dont know if that still holds in the playoffs). Yesterday Willie announced Oliver Perez would start tonights game. Doing a google image search shows that Perez prefers the black hats, both on the ROAD and at HOME.

  • Dave | October 19, 2006 at 9:37 am |

    Cork, get a life, you have no clue

  • paydirt | October 19, 2006 at 9:39 am |

    I agree with the idea that putting an extra patch on the ball caps looks weird, I guess. Just looks too big, and outta place. Maybe just WS06?, on the side, but really small, and only the letters being stitched and not a whole patch.
    I think the Toronto Blue Jays need a new uniform, the one they got looks odd, too cartoonish. Their ball cap is a mess. I like how the Orioles have an actual “Oriole” stitched to their cap and not a picture of one cut out from the comic section.

  • Jonathon | October 19, 2006 at 9:42 am |

    the hats with the patch is a total merch ploy. the all-star game patch hat, the futures game patch hat, the american flag patch hat, the world series patch hat.

    totally a merch thing. it’s like my brother, once a huge expos fan (and now a huge nats fan) buying the expos hat with the puerto rican flag patch during their exile in the caribbean.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 9:47 am |

    The WS hats with the patch on the side panel have always been one of my favorites.

    I held off on buying any Mets playoff gear with the hope of buying their WS hat if they get there.

    To each his own I guess.

  • Sean | October 19, 2006 at 9:47 am |

    Cork, avid readers of this column know that the NY Mets equipment manager Charlie Samuels makes the decision on which unform the Mets will wear for each game. The pitcher has no input in the matter. The only pitcher that would have had a say in the matter would have been Dwight Gooden.

  • Jonathon | October 19, 2006 at 9:49 am |

    at least wait and see if they win. no one wants to be the guy walking around with a padres hat with the ’98 world series patch on it.

    i just think it makes the hat look too busy. pretty soon it will be world series overload. eventually a team will wear a “special edition world series uniform” during the world series. it’s outta control.

  • Lou | October 19, 2006 at 9:52 am |

    The blue caps and pinstripe was the lucky move last night and they better be wearing them again. Dont worry about the starting pitcher, on the Mets the decision on what uniform to wear lies solely with clubbie Charlie Samuels (unfortunatly). His uniform choices have been disastrous for years, and he usually hates to put the team in blue/pinstripes cause he thinks it clashes with the black jackets. But last night, he went with history, and here’s hoping he does it again.

  • Miguel | October 19, 2006 at 9:55 am |

    You can have your jerseys from last night.

    I’d rather they break out these babies.

  • Phil | October 19, 2006 at 9:56 am |

    Is it just a really cool touch, or a display of excess that even the Mets cool flow helmets were all blue last night? I’ve only seen the fade to black in the past.

  • Johnny5 | October 19, 2006 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”14989″]Is it just a really cool touch, or a display of excess that even the Mets cool flow helmets were all

    blue last night? I’ve only seen the fade to black in the past.[/quote]

    They have been wearing blue coolflos when they have worn blue caps all year. They have black coolflos for the black caps and the blue fade to black coolflos for the black and blue caps

  • LunchBox | October 19, 2006 at 10:03 am |

    As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.

    I was happy to hear about the switch to the CoolFlo helmets for a few minutes, until I went into photoshop and quickly (let me stress, quickly) came up with some mock designs.

    All I can say now, is that the switch could turn out absolutely horrendous (and that’s only the decent looking designs). So, if anyone that is calling the shots with the Rockies is reading this, if you’re going to use the CoolFlo helmets, please stick to a 1 color design. Thanks.

  • Matt | October 19, 2006 at 10:03 am |

    the cool flow matches each of their uniforms… solid blue when they wear blue hats, solid black when the wear the black hats, and fade to black when the wear the black/blue hats…

  • Chad | October 19, 2006 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”14991″][quote comment=”14989″]Is it just a really cool touch, or a display of excess that even the Mets cool flow helmets were all

    blue last night? I’ve only seen the fade to black in the past.[/quote]

    They have been wearing blue coolflos when they have worn blue caps all year. They have black coolflos for the black caps and the blue fade to black coolflos for the black and blue caps[/quote]

    Yeah,

    Here’s the black one

  • John in Athens | October 19, 2006 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”14988″]You can have your jerseys from last night.

    I’d rather they break out these babies.[/quote]

    If the NL had not lost in the All Star Game (despite the media hype, I never realized how much it counted!!!), the Mets could’ve have worn them next Saturday during the next GAME 6.

    Any chance a case of those Cubbie batting gloves can be sent to Detroit by the weekend?

  • jesse | October 19, 2006 at 10:11 am |

    With Oliver Perez pitching tonite (his ERA is down to 6.45), the Mets better have a plan superior than simply wearing blue hats.

  • Andy | October 19, 2006 at 10:11 am |

    It looks like that patch on Endy Chavez’s neck is a motion sickness patch, popular among the elderly on cruise ships.

  • Kevin | October 19, 2006 at 10:16 am |

    Go Cards!

    Had to throw that in since this has apparently become MetsUni Watch.)

    PS. LaRussa – please sit Rolen tonight, he is the ultimate offensive liability. Defensive prowess is not enough to overcome striking/popping out 5 times a game.

  • Jonathon | October 19, 2006 at 10:17 am |

    someone should tell ruben patterson that those knee high black socks are not a good look. maybe he’s trying to keep the black tights look going?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • TX Ken | October 19, 2006 at 10:27 am |

    Does anyone esle think the word WORLD looks weird when you see it so many times in a row?

  • Ian K | October 19, 2006 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”14997″]It looks like that patch on Endy Chavez’s neck is a motion sickness patch, popular among the elderly on cruise ships. [/quote]

    A couple good quotes from AM 1310 The Ticket in Dallas –
    “Wasn’t Endy Chavez in Menudo?”
    “I’ve always said baseball is a game of Inges.”

    The blue capped, pinstriped Mets looked extraordinarily good on the old 42″ plasma in HD by the way. I have to root for the Mets since they beat the Dodgers.

  • Tim | October 19, 2006 at 10:35 am |

    On that bay series patch, its not just the slogan that got worked in, but the Golden Gate Bridge. No mention of that?

  • matt in the nati | October 19, 2006 at 10:45 am |

    any body else bothered by the fact that the LCS logo contain the words world series this year… they’re sperate rounds why should they be combined in anyway

  • Kenny | October 19, 2006 at 10:52 am |

    in regards to the Cards navy hat, they’ve worn it for aover 30 years from 1940 – 1964 and from 1992 to now, so yes there is some tradition behind it…

    and to say the navy hats are as bad as the black with the Mets…come on are you serious? atleast the navy looks good when matched with the grays…and it’s not this

    also to the Mets fans, it’s about time they wore the pinstripes…not a big fan of the Mets, but love the pinstripes and blue and orange hats

    and I heard it’s a good night in Queens for some Soup!!!!

  • Buckeye Mike | October 19, 2006 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.

    I was happy to hear about the switch to the CoolFlo helmets for a few minutes, until I went into photoshop and quickly (let me stress, quickly) came up with some mock designs.

    All I can say now, is that the switch could turn out absolutely horrendous (and that’s only the decent looking designs). So, if anyone that is calling the shots with the Rockies is reading this, if you’re going to use the CoolFlo helmets, please stick to a 1 color design. Thanks.[/quote]

    I think you are being too harsh on your self. the ones with purple, not bad, but that one with the black and silver, sweet. and I hate the silver and black in NFL

  • Buckeye Mike | October 19, 2006 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”15009″][quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.

    I was happy to hear about the switch to the CoolFlo helmets for a few minutes, until I went into photoshop and quickly (let me stress, quickly) came up with some mock designs.

    All I can say now, is that the switch could turn out absolutely horrendous (and that’s only the decent looking designs). So, if anyone that is calling the shots with the Rockies is reading this, if you’re going to use the CoolFlo helmets, please stick to a 1 color design. Thanks.[/quote]

    I think you are being too harsh on your self. the ones with purple, not bad, but that one with the black and silver, sweet. and I hate the silver and black in NFL[/quote]

    Let me stress, I was talking about option 4, with the silver overlay on the black, not the 1st one. just so we all know. and maybe it’s just my monitor, but eventhe purple over th black, not so bad, the black over he colors looks bad to me.

  • Buckeye Mike | October 19, 2006 at 11:00 am |

    and with my messing up these posts the last 2 or 3 days, and everyone else doing that same,

    WHERE THE HELL IS EK?

    I just thought I haven’t heard from him in a while. Maybe it’s just me, but didn’t we used to get a tag that said something like jimbo in the bayou says before we quoted something? it made it a little better to read quotes that way, IMO!

  • C.N. | October 19, 2006 at 11:00 am |

    Did everyone get so excited about the Yankees’ playoff opponents letters spell “DAM BAD” that they forgot Florida doesn’t have an “M” in their logo? What, was that logo altered or just outrageously outdates?

  • Kenny | October 19, 2006 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”15011″][quote comment=”15009″][quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.

    I was happy to hear about the switch to the CoolFlo helmets for a few minutes, until I went into photoshop and quickly (let me stress, quickly) came up with some mock designs.

    All I can say now, is that the switch could turn out absolutely horrendous (and that’s only the decent looking designs). So, if anyone that is calling the shots with the Rockies is reading this, if you’re going to use the CoolFlo helmets, please stick to a 1 color design. Thanks.[/quote]

    I think you are being too harsh on your self. the ones with purple, not bad, but that one with the black and silver, sweet. and I hate the silver and black in NFL[/quote]

    Let me stress, I was talking about option 4, with the silver overlay on the black, not the 1st one.

    just so we all know. and maybe it’s just my monitor, but eventhe purple over th black, not so bad, the black over he colors looks bad to me.[/quote]

    If it were a dark, deep purple as an accent color, I think it would look good (option 2)

  • kris | October 19, 2006 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”14999″]someone should tell ruben patterson that those knee high black socks are not a good look. maybe he’s trying to keep the black tights look going?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    You tell him. The punched out Zach Randolph and is a registered sex offender – I don’t want to go near him.

  • Tim | October 19, 2006 at 11:15 am |

    Here…Marlins BP

  • Tim | October 19, 2006 at 11:17 am |
  • Taylor | October 19, 2006 at 11:18 am |

    Oops, my bad on the George Mason uniform link:

  • Taylor | October 19, 2006 at 11:18 am |
  • Terri | October 19, 2006 at 11:20 am |

    I meant to post this earlier, but haven’t had the chance…apparently even non uni-watchers are taking offense to Oregon’s blinding jerseys – here’s a mention from collegehumor.com

  • Richard | October 19, 2006 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”15012″]and with my messing up these posts the last 2 or 3 days, and everyone else doing that same,

    WHERE THE HELL IS EK?

    I just thought I haven’t heard from him in a while. Maybe it’s just me, but didn’t we used to get a tag that said something like jimbo in the bayou says before we quoted something? it made it a little better to read quotes that way, IMO![/quote]

    think it was mentioned yesterday – he’s vacationing.

  • Ian | October 19, 2006 at 11:25 am |

    Hmm… I must be the only one bothered by that Bobby Lane picture. Not because of the crotch piece, but has anyone else noticed the mismatched number fonts? Number 76 has a different cut for his (including a serif on the 7), whereas his teammates all match each other.

    Oh yeah… And I love the sweatpants with Chuck Taylors look they’re sporting! :-D

  • Brad | October 19, 2006 at 11:49 am |

    Some frightenting news out of Clemson. There are some unconfirmed reports that Clemson will go with Purple on Purple uniforms Saturday night against georgia tech.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 11:52 am |

    [quote] So, if anyone that is calling the shots with the Rockies is reading this, if you’re going to use the CoolFlo helmets, please stick to a 1 color design. [/quote]

    Gak! That looks like it came from a high school softball uni.

  • Zach | October 19, 2006 at 11:55 am |

    Yesterday afternoon on KJR-950 in Seattle (the local ESPN Radio affiliate), the on-air guys had a 15 minute discussion on the Buckner story, even saying at one point “I wish we could get the guy that wrote this Page 2 story on our show.” So you might be hearing from them sometime

  • Jeff | October 19, 2006 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”15000″]Does anyone esle think the word WORLD looks weird when you see it so many times in a row?[/quote]
    OMG, you read my mind… It felt like I was getting motion sickness looking at all those patches.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 19, 2006 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”15029″]Yesterday afternoon on KJR-950 in Seattle (the local ESPN Radio affiliate), the on-air guys had a 15 minute discussion on the Buckner story, even saying at one point “I wish we could get the guy that wrote this Page 2 story on our show.” So you might be hearing from them sometime[/quote]

    go for it luke! get on that show! and while your at it, try to get the seattle sports guys to put a good word for me next time they talk to sue bird…

  • MetsFan AZ | October 19, 2006 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”15026″]Some frightenting news out of Clemson. There are some unconfirmed reports that Clemson will go with Purple on Purple uniforms Saturday night against georgia tech.[/quote]
    Isn’t Clemson afraid of their orange pants? (As we all should be). Something along the lines of “we never win wearing orange pants”. If the uni Gods frown on Orange pants how do they think they will do in an all purple ensemble.

  • RAS | October 19, 2006 at 12:06 pm |

    The Mets unis looked good, but there’s still a black shadow around the numerals. Gotta ditch the black. And I mean all of it.

  • MetsFan AZ | October 19, 2006 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”15032″][quote comment=”15026″]Some frightenting news out of Clemson. There are some unconfirmed reports that Clemson will go with Purple on Purple uniforms Saturday night against georgia tech.[/quote]
    Isn’t Clemson afraid of their orange pants? (As we all should be). Something along the lines of “we never win wearing orange pants”. If the uni Gods frown on Orange pants how do they think they will do in an all purple ensemble.[/quote]
    Never mind, just looked it up. can i have my 2 “sense” back please. still all purple? ick!

  • dchis | October 19, 2006 at 12:07 pm |

    How about Buffaloslug copying George Mason for their logo?

  • dchis | October 19, 2006 at 12:10 pm |

    Well if the Controlling Heads of the Buffalo Sabres think like the Mets Heads then the Buffaloslug will be here to stay!!!

  • Nolan | October 19, 2006 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”15001″][quote comment=”14997″] [/quote]

    A couple good quotes from AM 1310 The Ticket in Dallas –
    “Wasn’t Endy Chavez in Menudo?”
    “I’ve always said baseball is a game of Inges.”

    The blue capped, pinstriped Mets looked extraordinarily good on the old 42″ plasma in HD by the way. I have to root for the Mets since they beat the Dodgers.[/quote]

    Baby Arm Mirken

  • PengIn | October 19, 2006 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”1503]Isn’t Clemson afraid of their orange pants? (As we all should be). [/quote]

    As a graduate of Illinois, I feel the need to stick up for the orange pants (even though we have foolishly abandoned them this year). It was always nice to have something to set us apart from the rest of the 90 or so D-1A programs who have no shot at the national title, even if that thing was an obnoxiously colored pair of pants. Plus, it promotes unity between the team and the fans who turn out decked in orange despite the fact that orange looks good on absolutely no one. It’s easy to get a crowd to show up wearing red or blue. People who will voluntarilly wear orange are dedicated and should be applauded.

  • Eric | October 19, 2006 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”15013″]Did everyone get so excited about the Yankees’ playoff opponents letters spell “DAM BAD” that they forgot Florida doesn’t have an “M” in their logo? What, was that logo altered or just outrageously outdates?[/quote]

    They use that logo on batting practice hats, I think. It does have a TM.
    Anyway, the Yanks are DAM BAD!!!!
    LET’S GO METS!!!

  • Cork | October 19, 2006 at 12:32 pm |

    Rumor going around that the Mts will be handing out 60,000 BLUE rally towels tonight at Shea. I am not a Twins or Steelers fan, but if i were i would be sick at how popular those things have become. But at least it wont be those annoying inflattable clappers. Everytime i see those at a game i attend, i want to grab them and shove them up their…

  • LunchBox | October 19, 2006 at 12:33 pm |

    How about this toenail that looks like the Buffaslug??

    GO TOENAILS!

  • Jack H. | October 19, 2006 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”14978″]I hate to ruin it for the Merts fans out there, but most teams allow the starting pitcher to pick the uniforms for that nights game (dont know if that still holds in the playoffs). Yesterday Willie announced Oliver Perez would start tonights game. Doing a google image search shows that Perez prefers the black hats, both on the ROAD and at HOME.[/quote]

    Do they every wear their blue caps on the road?

  • matt in the nati | October 19, 2006 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”15043″]Rumor going around that the Mts will be handing out 60,000 BLUE rally towels tonight at Shea. I am not a Twins or Steelers fan, but if i were i would be sick at how popular those things have become. But at least it wont be those annoying inflattable clappers. Everytime i see those at a game i attend, i want to grab them and shove them up their…[/quote]

    NO!!!!!!!!!!! i really thought we were above that… at least its mts and ny institution and not some random sponsor

  • Jack H. | October 19, 2006 at 12:53 pm |

    Oh, and, while all of you Cards and Mets fans bicker about which uniform and hats look the coolest and which has the chance to help you win more, we’ll be sitting here in Michigan (in our single classic blackless home jersey) waiting for you to grind it out and depleate your bullpens. Just hurry up already, jeez!

    ( good Free Press article on the same topic)

  • Banker Bill | October 19, 2006 at 12:54 pm |

    You know, even though I am a Mets fan – I will say I have always loved the Cardinals unis – even the powder blues. However, no uniform in the world will ever look good on Ronnie Belliard…or his tongue. If anyone looks like the first person to wear those stupid New Era alternate designs like the dogtags and all that other ridiculous crap on the field – it’ll be Ronnie “Thug Life” Belliard.

    Just mentioning him, I am brought to Christine Taylor in Dodgeball as she utters the famous line…”I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.”

  • Chad | October 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”15045″][quote comment=”14978″]I hate to ruin it for the Merts fans out there, but most teams allow the starting pitcher to pick the uniforms for that nights game (dont know if that still holds in the playoffs). Yesterday Willie announced Oliver Perez would start tonights game. Doing a google image search shows that Perez prefers the black hats, both on the ROAD and at HOME.[/quote]

    Do they every wear their blue caps on the road?[/quote]

    not since ’98 I think, I wish they did though, I love the road unis and the Blue hats.

  • Jason | October 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”15007″]in regards to the Cards navy hat, they’ve worn it for aover 30 years from 1940 – 1964 and from 1992 to now, so yes there is some tradition behind it…

    and to say the navy hats are as bad as the black with the Mets…come on are you serious? atleast the navy looks good when matched with the grays…and it’s not this[/quote]

    Anyone know why the Cards didn’t wear their Sunday hats last Sunday?

  • Gregg | October 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”14978″]I hate to ruin it for the Merts fans out there, but most teams allow the starting pitcher to pick the uniforms for that nights game (dont know if that still holds in the playoffs). Yesterday Willie announced Oliver Perez would start tonights game. Doing a google image search shows that Perez prefers the black hats, both on the ROAD and at HOME.[/quote]

    As mentioned, the Mets starting pitcher does not choose the uniform/hat combination, a decision that is made by the Mets’ infinitely wise equipment manager, Charlie Samuels. But, for the record…

    Perez started five road games (including NLCS) this season, and has worn the grey uniform black/blue hat combo each time. He has three home starts, two in which he wore white with the black/blue hats. His one start in pinstripes (9/20 vs. Florida)…he donned the black/blue hats with the dreaded black sleeves.

  • Mark in Shiga | October 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”15025″]Hmm… I must be the only one bothered by that Bobby Lane picture. Not because of the crotch piece, but has anyone else noticed the mismatched number fonts? Number 76 has a different cut for his (including a serif on the 7), whereas his teammates all match each other.[/quote]

    Ian, nuber 82 on the left seems to have the same font as 76 does.

    I have some 1995 Angels BP jerseys and they use two different fonts — one with basic block numerals like the Mets, A’s, Cardinals, and maybe half of MLB uses, and then another ‘full-block’ one like what the Yankees wear, with a base on the bottom of the 1 and 7. At the time the Angels’ main uniforms only had the extra-blocky one. The most interesting jersey is number 78 Juan Agosto, who has a full-block 7 and a plain-block 8!

  • matt in the nati | October 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”15047″]Oh, and, while all of you Cards and Mets fans bicker about which uniform and hats look the coolest and which has the chance to help you win more, we’ll be sitting here in Michigan (in our single classic blackless home jersey) waiting for you to grind it out and depleate your bullpens. Just hurry up already, jeez!

    ( good Free Press article on the same topic)[/quote]

    the artcile reads: Well, either way, after the Mets’ 4-2 victory Wednesday night, it’s over tonight — Game 7, at Shea Stadium, located somewhere on Long Island between Montauk and LaGuardia Airport.

    ridiculous mid-westerners… i’m so ready to go up there whicg i will be regaurdless of the out come of tonights game… i work for a company who need help with unusual crowd sizes… they’ll be forcing us to wear the gothic… but underneath it will be true blue…

  • a arauz | October 19, 2006 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”15054″][quote comment=”15047″]Oh, and, while all of you Cards and Mets fans bicker about which uniform and hats look the coolest and which has the chance to help you win more, we’ll be sitting here in Michigan (in our single classic blackless home jersey) waiting for you to grind it out and depleate your bullpens. Just hurry up already, jeez!

    ( good Free Press article on the same topic)[/quote]

    the artcile reads: Well, either way, after the Mets’ 4-2 victory Wednesday night, it’s over tonight — Game 7, at Shea Stadium, located somewhere on Long Island between Montauk and LaGuardia Airport.

    ridiculous mid-westerners… i’m so ready to go up there whicg i will be regaurdless of the out come of tonights game… i work for a company who need help with unusual crowd sizes… they’ll be forcing us to wear the gothic… but underneath it will be true blue…[/quote]
    Wow…. those Detrioters are definitely giddy, I guess 19 years of crap baseball will do that to ya. By the way, you guys wanna trade Cliffy ‘achille heel’ Floyd and Steven ‘I wanna go home now’ Traschel for Zoom Zoom ?
    C’mon, go for it, you won’t be able to afford him in a few years anyway, you should cash in for him now.
    PS- yes, your home unis are great.

  • Chip | October 19, 2006 at 1:15 pm |

    I mentioned last week at some point that we (Clemson) were hinting at the solid purple uniforms. I’ve already emailed a few of my pals on the team and told them that they need to quit smoking crack and that looking like a big crown royal bag is NOT the way to play a football game. Also, in my opinion, the ONLY uniforms we should be wearing are orange jersey/white pants at Death Valley, and solid white on the road. But maybe that’s just me.

  • Dave | October 19, 2006 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”15056″][quote comment=”15054″][quote comment=”15047″]Oh, and, while all of you Cards and Mets fans bicker about which uniform and hats look the coolest and which has the chance to help you win more, we’ll be sitting here in Michigan (in our single classic blackless home jersey) waiting for you to grind it out and depleate your bullpens. Just hurry up already, jeez!

    ( good Free Press article on the same topic)[/quote]

    the artcile reads: Well, either way, after the Mets’ 4-2 victory Wednesday night, it’s over tonight — Game 7, at Shea Stadium, located somewhere on Long Island between Montauk and LaGuardia Airport.

    ridiculous mid-westerners… i’m so ready to go up there whicg i will be regaurdless of the out come of tonights game… i work for a company who need help with unusual crowd sizes… they’ll be forcing us to wear the gothic… but underneath it will be true blue…[/quote]
    Wow…. those Detrioters are definitely giddy, I guess 19 years of crap baseball will do that to ya. By the way, you guys wanna trade Cliffy ‘achille heel’ Floyd and Steven ‘I wanna go home now’ Traschel for Zoom Zoom ?
    C’mon, go for it, you won’t be able to afford him in a few years anyway, you should cash in for him now.
    PS- yes, your home unis are great.[/quote]

    Waiting for what? Even if a sweep WS starts on that Sat Oct. 21

    Idiots

  • John Ekdahl | October 19, 2006 at 1:19 pm |

    The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

    I’ve been swamped with both work and moving. Hopefully after this week I’ll be able to spend a little more time here.

  • Kevin A. | October 19, 2006 at 1:39 pm |

    Everyone by now knows the Mets wore their blue caps last night but did anyone see the press conference and Jose Reyes walk up with the black cap on no photo….

    this may have already been brought up i didnt look sry if so

  • Richard | October 19, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”15063″]The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

    I’ve been swamped with both work and moving. Hopefully after this week I’ll be able to spend a little more time here.[/quote]

    SEE PEOPLE – HE LIVES!!!

  • barney | October 19, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

    Ek, it’s all about priorities. Don’t we come first?

  • Kenny | October 19, 2006 at 1:44 pm |

    Kelvin Sampson already has a gorgeous new house in Indiana. His next wish? New hoops digs in Bloomington. See why.

    Anyone see this article? I’m not able to read it because I am not an insider. Is just about Sampson’s house or is he planning on changing the IU unis

  • John Ekdahl | October 19, 2006 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”15068″]Ek, it’s all about priorities. Don’t we come first?[/quote]
    Unfortunately, bills come first. Unless, of course, you’re offering to pay mine.

  • Sam | October 19, 2006 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”14981″]I like how the Orioles have an actual “Oriole” stitched to their cap and not a picture of one cut out from the comic section.[/quote]

    I disagree about the cartoon Oriole caps. I like what they wore from 1966-1988.

    I’m also suprise more people haven’t commented on the Bucks new green and red jersey. Much better than the old purple monstrosities.

  • barney | October 19, 2006 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”15071″][quote comment=”15068″]Ek, it’s all about priorities. Don’t we come first?[/quote]
    Unfortunately, bills come first. Unless, of course, you’re offering to pay mine.[/quote]

    Would if I could. (Remember: it’s the thought that counts.)

  • Tako | October 19, 2006 at 2:12 pm |

    Paul I’d love to see you rank the MLB from top to bottom in uni awesomeness. Just throwing it out there.

  • Josh | October 19, 2006 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”15051″][quote comment=”15007″]in regards to the Cards navy hat, they’ve worn it for aover 30 years from 1940 – 1964 and from 1992 to now, so yes there is some tradition behind it…

    and to say the navy hats are as bad as the black with the Mets…come on are you serious? atleast the navy looks good when matched with the grays…and it’s not this[/quote]

    Anyone know why the Cards didn’t wear their Sunday hats last Sunday?[/quote]

    For some reason the Cardinals have never worn the Sunday hat in the postseason. I’m not sure why…it just always has been that way.

  • Jon in SLC | October 19, 2006 at 2:34 pm |

    Glad to see your back Ek. Moving sucks. Two questions for ya – 1. Where did the Nike counter go?
    and
    2. We hadn’t had any visits from them (Nike) in a while, did they get wise and change up what they were doing to monitor us?

  • T.C. | October 19, 2006 at 2:35 pm |

    I honesty hope that the Cardinals win tonight just so we can move on from talking about the Mets and their black hats. Honestly, it’s getting very old logging in and only reading about “how terrible black is”. Granted I’m not the biggest fan of black uniforms if it shouldn’t be there. But still if the Mets win, you know the message board will be filled once again bad mouthing black hats. Go Cards

  • Cork | October 19, 2006 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote]Rumor going around that the Mts will be handing out 60,000 BLUE rally towels tonight at Shea. I am not a Twins or Steelers fan, but if i were i would be sick at how popular those things have become. But at least it wont be those annoying inflattable clappers. Everytime i see those at a game i attend, i want to grab them and shove them up their…[/quote]

    Actually, the radio report i heard came from a source who knew somebody who worked for the unnamed sponsor. So it is a sponsorship thing. The Travesty!
    NO!!!!!!!!!!! i really thought we were above that… at least its mts and ny institution and not some random sponsor

  • Tim D | October 19, 2006 at 2:36 pm |

    As a lifelong Cardinals fan, I have stated here that I liked the black uni’s for the Mets, but after watching last night, and seeing the Blue with the pinstripes? You guys have won me over, ditch the black and stick with that classic look.

    NEXT year of course…I’m hoping you won’t have the opportunity to wear black OR Blue again this season after tonight!

  • John Ekdahl | October 19, 2006 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”15078″]Glad to see your back Ek. Moving sucks. Two questions for ya – 1. Where did the Nike counter go?
    and
    2. We hadn’t had any visits from them (Nike) in a while, did they get wise and change up what they were doing to monitor us?[/quote]
    I removed it today, we weren’t getting many hits. Plus, I think the point was made. They might have changed their IP, and unless there is another incident, I’m content to let it go.

  • Tape | October 19, 2006 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.[/quote]

    honestly, I think it’d be preferable if the Rockies emphasized the purple more.

    mostly just because those UG-LEE black vests with black undershirts are possibly the worst uniform ever. they’d look better in a solid purple jersey (no vest) with white numbers/Rockies wordmark outlined in black. I mean, discounting the fact that they should be wearing white at home and gray on the road, because it’s baseball. Purple hats instead of the black ones would be cool.

    now I’m just rambling. I can’t believe I spent all those words extolling the virtues of purple.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 19, 2006 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”15063″]The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

    I’ve been swamped with both work and moving. Hopefully after this week I’ll be able to spend a little more time here.[/quote]

    Jerry, it’s Frank Costanza, Paul Lukas is here, Ek is dead, call me back!

  • Tape | October 19, 2006 at 2:50 pm |

    quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.[/quote]

    honestly, I think it’d be preferable if the Rockies emphasized the purple more.

    mostly just because those UG-LEE black vests with black undershirts are possibly the worst uniform ever. they’d look better in a solid purple jersey (no vest) with white numbers/Rockies wordmark outlined in black. I mean, discounting the fact that they should be wearing white at home and gray on the road, because it’s baseball. Purple hats instead of the black ones would be cool.

    now I’m just rambling. I can’t believe I spent all those words extolling the virtues of purple.

  • Tape | October 19, 2006 at 2:51 pm |

    I don’t know what the hell is going on with my comments. I’m going insane. I give up.

  • dchis | October 19, 2006 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”15083″][quote comment=”14992″]As a Rockies fan, its rare the we get a mention on UniWatch without a takin a shot at the purple in our uni’s.[/quote]

    honestly, I think it’d be preferable if the Rockies emphasized the purple more.

    mostly just because those UG-LEE black vests with black undershirts are possibly the worst uniform ever. they’d look better in a solid purple jersey (no vest) with white numbers/Rockies wordmark outlined in black. I mean, discounting the fact that they should be wearing white at home and gray on the road, because it’s baseball. Purple hats instead of the black ones would be cool.

    now I’m just rambling. I can’t believe I spent all those words extolling the virtues of purple.[/quote]

    You mean like this, but with the black and white switched. I think they should completely change to something along these lines.

  • Shane | October 19, 2006 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”15085″]mostly just because those UG-LEE black vests with black undershirts are possibly the worst uniform ever.[/quote]

    My local college summer league team used to wear black vests with yellow shirts and the other way around..and for some reason, they switched to black/black and yellow/yellow halfway through last season. Horrible!

    Thankfully this season they went to solid yellow at home and black on the road.

  • Broker75 | October 19, 2006 at 3:26 pm |

    paydirt said:
    “I think the Toronto Blue Jays need a new uniform, the one they got looks odd, too cartoonish. Their ball cap is a mess”.

    (I wish I knew how to post a pic of it, to show everybody here), but why can’t they just use a traditional letter “J” with a Blue Jay claw as an apostrophe and a small “s”. Or even stitching an image of an actual Blue Jay on the cap, like the Cards and O’s..sharp!

  • BigSco | October 19, 2006 at 3:39 pm |

    UW,

    The buckner article has made the collegehumor.com hotlinks section..now drunken college kids can read the uniwatch while lokoing at pictures of coeds making out with each other…

  • Broker75 | October 19, 2006 at 3:46 pm |

    Anybody else see the Buffalo Bills have the worst white uniforms in the league? What ARE those things?, their dark ones look good.
    Again, I wish I knew how to post a pic.

  • Chad | October 19, 2006 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”15098″]Anybody else see the Buffalo Bills have the worst white uniforms in the league? What ARE those things?, their dark ones look good.
    Again, I wish I knew how to post a pic.[/quote]

    Go to the webpage you want to link to, copy the address from the address bar, click link button in on top of the comments box, paste the link in the box that pops up(erase the http:// thats already there cause you probably have it in what you copied) Hit ok. Then after whatever it puts into the comment box type what you want in green and underlined, then hit the link button again.

    that should do it, hope that helps

  • LunchBox | October 19, 2006 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”15083″]
    honestly, I think it’d be preferable if the Rockies emphasized the purple more.

    mostly just because those UG-LEE black vests with black undershirts are possibly the worst uniform ever. they’d look better in a solid purple jersey (no vest) with white numbers/Rockies wordmark outlined in black. I mean, discounting the fact that they should be wearing white at home and gray on the road, because it’s baseball. Purple hats instead of the black ones would be cool.[/quote]

    I’m glad that the Rocks did make a return to the black uni’s, but I wish it wasn’t a vest. The older black Rockies uniforms were a perfect alternate in my mind. Only if it said Colorado on it.

    I really do like their current home and away jeserys, and their alternate home jersey/vest isn’t too bad either.

    I did like their purple jerseys, but I’d prefer either white, gray or black.

    They did go with a purple cap (2 years ago I think it was) to go with their away jerseys, but it never caught on. Their other Alternate cap is a good mix of black/purple.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 19, 2006 at 4:23 pm |

    Everyone knows the best O’s cap ever is this one!

    Combination of real bird and cartoon…it was a simple time back then.

  • LunchBox | October 19, 2006 at 4:27 pm |

    Wow! My baseball team is the Rockies AND my football team is the Bills (I guess I like losers), what are the odds we are talking about my two fav teams on the same day!

    I didn’t really like the change to the darker colored uniforms, and the way the top panel is still blue on the away jerseys is horrible as well. They should use the thowback uniforms and make away throwback uniforms and just use those with the current helmet.

    Their 90’s uniforms (both home and away) were just awesome. I don’t know why they ever changed.

  • T.C. | October 19, 2006 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”15098″]Anybody else see the Buffalo Bills have the worst white uniforms in the league? What ARE those things?, their dark ones look good.
    Again, I wish I knew how to post a pic.[/quote]

    I dunno, I still think that the Seattle’s are the worst on the road and at home. I think it’s the lime green piping that does it

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | October 19, 2006 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”15104″]Wow! My baseball team is the Rockies AND my football team is the Bills (I guess I like losers), what are the odds we are talking about my two fav teams on the same day!

    I didn’t really like the change to the darker colored uniforms, and the way the top panel is still blue on the away jerseys is horrible as well. They should use the thowback uniforms and make away throwback uniforms and just use those with the current helmet.

    Their 90’s uniforms (both home and away) were just awesome. I don’t know why they ever changed.[/quote]

    i’ve never seen kelly wearing the facemask in the first picture until just then, the one in the second picture is the one ive always remembered him playing in, at miami, houston and buffalo

  • Broker75 | October 19, 2006 at 4:56 pm |
  • Broker75 | October 19, 2006 at 4:57 pm |

    Thanks Chad :)

  • Andy | October 19, 2006 at 5:06 pm |

    I think the 2006 WS patch is pretty ugly, but not as bad as 00, 01, 02, 04, and 05.
    I think they looked better when they had the baseball diamond shape and the lettering was cursive.

  • Andy | October 19, 2006 at 5:10 pm |

    Actually, I think 2001’s patch is fine. I take back my negative comment towards it. :)

  • Raul | October 19, 2006 at 5:24 pm |

    If the Mets wear black tonight would you DTB diehards rather they win (so they go to the WS) or lose (to further the DTB cause)?

  • Chad | October 19, 2006 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”15114″]If the Mets wear black tonight would you DTB diehards rather they win (so they go to the WS) or lose (to further the DTB cause)?[/quote]

    win, definitely win

  • Riley | October 19, 2006 at 5:36 pm |

    Interesting tidbit in this article from Maclean’s Magazine. Story behind Justin Morneau’s Canucks base layer is that a friend brought it down in June and the first game he wore it he hit two home runs. He’s pretty superstitious so he continues to wear it.

  • John Ekdahl | October 19, 2006 at 5:42 pm |

    YES (Mike & the Mad Dog) just showed shots of El Duque on the mound today testing whether he could field and throw (World Series roster stuff) and he was in the pinstripe pants.

    I don’t know if that means anything.

  • Drew | October 19, 2006 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”15104″]Their 90’s uniforms (both home and away) were just awesome. I don’t know why they ever changed.[/quote]

    I think the change may have had something to do with the Bills losing three consecutive Super Bowls in those uniforms.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”15120″][quote comment=”15104″]Their 90’s uniforms (both home and away) were just awesome. I don’t know why they ever changed.[/quote]

    I think the change may have had something to do with the Bills losing three consecutive Super Bowls in those uniforms.[/quote]

    And so they thought switching to ugly ass uniforms would change their luck? They may have lost 3 Super Bowls, but they did so in style.

    Did someone Bogart my name in the comments section? I never thought there would end up being 2 Matthews on here. This wouldn’t matter that much if we had ever gotten the Gravatars to work I suppose.

  • John Ekdahl | October 19, 2006 at 6:17 pm |

    4 straight for the Bills

  • ACC | October 19, 2006 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”15105″][quote comment=”15098″]Anybody else see the Buffalo Bills have the worst white uniforms in the league? What ARE those things?, their dark ones look good.
    Again, I wish I knew how to post a pic.[/quote]

    I dunno, I still think that the Seattle’s are the worst on the road and at home. I think it’s the lime green piping that does it[/quote]

    You’re offended by lime green piping? So what? It’s not their jersey is piping.

    Seahawks worst jersey? No way man. They’re original and they look fine numbers and names are easy to read.

  • ACC | October 19, 2006 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”15120″][quote comment=”15104″]Their 90’s uniforms (both home and away) were just awesome. I don’t know why they ever changed.[/quote]

    I think the change may have had something to do with the Bills losing three consecutive Super Bowls in those uniforms.[/quote]

    Bills unis were a fairly boring red, white, & blue. I could see how you would think they were nice. Awesome? Not really. Why change? Because teams change uniforms especially after a legendary coach and several players retire. It’s a new era.

  • MetsFan AZ | October 19, 2006 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”15123″][quote comment=”15105″][quote comment=”15098″]Anybody else see the Buffalo Bills have the worst white uniforms in the league? What ARE those things?, their dark ones look good.
    Again, I wish I knew how to post a pic.[/quote]

    I dunno, I still think that the Seattle’s are the worst on the road and at home. I think it’s the lime green piping that does it[/quote]

    You’re offended by lime green piping? So what? It’s not their jersey is piping.

    Seahawks worst jersey? No way man. They’re original and they look fine numbers and names are easy to read.[/quote]
    I think lime green belongs on limes, anywhere else is offensive.

  • Jack H. | October 19, 2006 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”15056″][quote comment=”15054″][quote comment=”15047″]Oh, and, while all of you Cards and Mets fans bicker about which uniform and hats look the coolest and which has the chance to help you win more, we’ll be sitting here in Michigan (in our single classic blackless home jersey) waiting for you to grind it out and depleate your bullpens. Just hurry up already, jeez!

    ( good Free Press article on the same topic)[/quote]

    the artcile reads: Well, either way, after the Mets’ 4-2 victory Wednesday night, it’s over tonight — Game 7, at Shea Stadium, located somewhere on Long Island between Montauk and LaGuardia Airport.

    ridiculous mid-westerners… i’m so ready to go up there whicg i will be regaurdless of the out come of tonights game… i work for a company who need help with unusual crowd sizes… they’ll be forcing us to wear the gothic… but underneath it will be true blue…[/quote]
    Wow…. those Detrioters are definitely giddy, I guess 19 years of crap baseball will do that to ya. By the way, you guys wanna trade Cliffy ‘achille heel’ Floyd and Steven ‘I wanna go home now’ Traschel for Zoom Zoom ?
    C’mon, go for it, you won’t be able to afford him in a few years anyway, you should cash in for him now.
    PS- yes, your home unis are great.[/quote]

    Dude, we paid for Maggs and Pudge, I think Mike Illich (aka Little Ceasar) has more than enough cash to pay for Zumaya when he becomes a free agent.

  • Eric G. | October 19, 2006 at 6:43 pm |

    I saw the same beautiful thing twice today. A blue Mets cap with the blue button and the plain orange logo.

  • Tony Edwards | October 19, 2006 at 7:59 pm |

    Congrats Paul,
    You’ve made collegehumor again, this time a direct link to your espn page. Not all college kids sit around drinking all day.

  • Sam | October 19, 2006 at 8:10 pm |

    They’re wearing pinstriped pants during warm ups!!!

    Fingers crossed!!

  • Sam | October 19, 2006 at 8:12 pm |

    They just showed Perez in the pinstriped uni!!!

    Sorry, Cards, you know what that means!!

  • Kevin A. | October 19, 2006 at 8:22 pm |

    As we all can see they are in pinstripes and blue caps……and Perez has hiked up pants

  • LunchBox | October 19, 2006 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”15125″] Because teams change uniforms especially after a legendary coach and several players retire. It’s a new era.[/quote]

    Steelers??? Cowboys??? Packers??? No major uniform changes, and I’m pretty sure they’ve had legendary coachs/players. Though they were all actually winners…. but still!

    It’s not like I have a hatred for the new ones, maybe I just have an attachment to the old ones growing up with them (I’m 22 now). How sad is it that my first football memory is Norwood missing the field goal in Super Bowl XXV?

  • Sam | October 19, 2006 at 8:25 pm |

    Annnnnd Shawn Green’s cap just fell off again.

  • Forrest | October 19, 2006 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”15137″]Annnnnd Shawn Green’s cap just fell off again.[/quote]

    Seriously, HOW DID YOU DO THAT SO FAST?

  • R2K | October 19, 2006 at 8:39 pm |

    : )

  • Andrew F. | October 19, 2006 at 8:45 pm |

    As glad as I am that they are wearing pinstripes, they gotta get blue shoes to go along with them…

  • Forrest | October 19, 2006 at 9:01 pm |

    Did Joe Buck just pull an Al Michaels? “Pedro was first out with a calf, then a rotator cuff”.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 9:14 pm |

    In the UVA-UNC football game on ESPN right now, UVA is wearing all blue uniforms and they don’t look half bad, especially because they’re wearing white socks with navy blue stripes on them. One WR for UVA though is wearing white and navy hoop socks like Randy Moss used to wear at Marshall. Chris Fowler and the color guy (Kirk Herbstreit maybe) remarked on how good they looked.

    No pictures right now (the game is still in the 1st quarter), but those socks rock.

  • Gibby | October 19, 2006 at 9:23 pm |

    There goes Green’s hat again…

  • Kevin A. | October 19, 2006 at 9:25 pm |

    i was getting on here to say Green’s hat fell of again about a minute ago but sam beat me to it about 3 mins ago..

  • Gibby | October 19, 2006 at 9:26 pm |

    Can we invent a Hat-Belt for Shawn Green? Or maybe a teather for his hat (like the mittens when you were a kid), so that he doesn’t have to go back and fetch it all the time.

  • Timmy D | October 19, 2006 at 9:27 pm |

    A small discussion about sanitaries in the 4th inning as delgado was at bad…and no wiseass comments about the fact they were talking about unis

  • Sam | October 19, 2006 at 9:28 pm |

    This game just keeps getting better and better. First the pinstriped unis, then Perez’s socks, and now a sock/sani discussion by the announcers.

  • John in Athens | October 19, 2006 at 9:28 pm |

    Mets in Blue and Orange at home with a strong outing so far from Perez and a discussion about “sani’s?”

    YA GOTTA BELIEVE!!!

  • Nick | October 19, 2006 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”14986″]at least wait and see if they win. no one wants to be the guy walking around with a padres hat with the ’98 world series patch on it.[/quote]

    Umm, I was! I got one of those the moment they went on sale in San Diego, and wore it proudly for a good 4 years into college up in the Pacific Northwest. It was a nice daily reminder of better times as a Padre fan… Ex-Girlfriend lost the hat and washed it, and it never fit again…I wish I had that hat still, it was the only New Era Wool hat that I got to fit “just right.”

  • Eric G. | October 19, 2006 at 10:08 pm |

    The biggest catch of Endy Chavez’s career, brought to you by pinstripes and blue caps.

  • Jean | October 19, 2006 at 10:13 pm |

    LETS GO CARDINALS!!!!!

  • Mark | October 19, 2006 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”15148″]In the UVA-UNC football game on ESPN right now, UVA is wearing all blue uniforms and they don’t look half bad, especially because they’re wearing white socks with navy blue stripes on them. One WR for UVA though is wearing white and navy hoop socks like Randy Moss used to wear at Marshall. Chris Fowler and the color guy (Kirk Herbstreit maybe) remarked on how good they looked.

    No pictures right now (the game is still in the 1st quarter), but those socks rock.[/quote]

    I concur. I usually detest the monochrome look, but I realize when the pants have stripes (like UVA), it makes it SOOO much better looking. The socks are pretty money also.

  • Shane | October 19, 2006 at 10:40 pm |

    I made this comment when the Mets played the Sox this season, but they have the player’s last name on the brim of the batting helmet. Pretty cool.

  • Pedro | October 19, 2006 at 11:04 pm |

    I hate to beat a dead horse BUT man those official Mets home unis sure look good man.

  • barney | October 19, 2006 at 11:04 pm |

    Nick, is this why she’s your ex-girlfriend?

  • Andy from KC | October 19, 2006 at 11:07 pm |

    Am I seeing things, or is Albert Pujols rocking one hell of a cold sore? Please tell me that’s his chewing gum sticking out of his mouth or something. Ewwww.

  • matt in the nati | October 19, 2006 at 11:13 pm |

    i love playoff baseball but this is getting out of hand

  • Nick | October 19, 2006 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”15166″]Nick, is this why she’s your ex-girlfriend?[/quote]

    Unoffically, yes. But offically, no :-)

  • Tako | October 19, 2006 at 11:41 pm |

    jose reyes has his last name printed on a label on the bill of his helmet. never seen that before.

  • caknuck | October 19, 2006 at 11:49 pm |

    PL:

    Sorry about the Mets, dude.

    One thing though… after Beltran fouled that one off his ankle, Fox cut to several crowd shots. I immediately said (to the TV): “No rally caps; he’s gonna strike out.”

    Never doubt the power of a rally cap. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE DOWN TWO WITH THE BASES LOADED AND TWO OUT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH!

  • Shane | October 19, 2006 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”15171″]jose reyes has his last name printed on a label on the bill of his helmet. never seen that before.[/quote]

    All of the Mets do. It’s pretty cool if you ask me.

  • Jack H. | October 19, 2006 at 11:50 pm |

    No offense, Met fans, but thanks Cards. Now Uniwatch can go back to normal posting and commenting and will no longer be the “Let’s Go Mets!” official gameday fourm. Sorry guys, but it was getting a tad annyoing.

    Great game nonetheless, that Chavez catch should be up there for play of the year consideration.

  • Minna H | October 19, 2006 at 11:51 pm |

    Congratulations, Cards fans. Your team won a hard-fought series and deserve to advance, even if they didn’t have the best unis tonight.

  • Kris McInnis | October 19, 2006 at 11:51 pm |

    Ok, maybe I was just really, really sleepy…but something was amiss in the ESPN game tonight. The Virginia cheerleading outfits looked mighty strange when coupled with ESPNs quick camera pans and short shots. The typeface on the top is what stuck me as odd. The orange font with the dark stroke made the ‘I’s in ‘Virginia’ near impossible to read. And the over-angular ‘R’ looked more like an ‘A’ than anything…. so put those two unfortunate flaws together and instead of seeing “VIRGINIA” from the corner of your eye, instead you see– …umm, well… just take a look at the guy on the far left to see what I mean.

  • Matthew | October 19, 2006 at 11:57 pm |

    I think the Cardinals owner was wearing a dress shirt with the MLB logo on the collar. Never seen that before.

  • Jack H. | October 19, 2006 at 11:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”15177″]Ok, maybe I was just really, really sleepy…but something was amiss in the ESPN game tonight. The Virginia cheerleading outfits looked mighty strange when coupled with ESPNs quick camera pans and short shots. The typeface on the top is what stuck me as odd. The orange font with the dark stroke made the ‘I’s in ‘Virginia’ near impossible to read. And the over-angular ‘R’ looked more like an ‘A’ than anything…. so put those two unfortunate flaws together and instead of seeing “VIRGINIA” from the corner of your eye, instead you see– …umm, well… just take a look at the guy on the far left to see what I mean.[/quote]

    Hahahaha. Oh man, that is great. Also, are these cheerleaders all like 16 years old? They look like a high school cheer squad.

  • Wayne | October 19, 2006 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”15177″]Ok, maybe I was just really, really sleepy…but something was amiss in the ESPN game tonight. The Virginia cheerleading outfits looked mighty strange when coupled with ESPNs quick camera pans and short shots. The typeface on the top is what stuck me as odd. The orange font with the dark stroke made the ‘I’s in ‘Virginia’ near impossible to read. And the over-angular ‘R’ looked more like an ‘A’ than anything…. so put those two unfortunate flaws together and instead of seeing “VIRGINIA” from the corner of your eye, instead you see– …umm, well… just take a look at the guy on the far left to see what I mean.[/quote]

    Hahaha.. that’s a great find, Kris. On a different note, good series Mets. My voice is so hoarse right now from Yadi’s homer and Beltran’s strikeout. On a uniform note, I wore my Cardinals jersey twice this series during Games 4 and 6, which the Cards both lost, so I purposely didn’t wear it today. I don’t know if I’ll be wearing it during the World Series now.

  • Minna H | October 20, 2006 at 12:11 am |

    Ek! So glad to see your green box again!

    Teebz! I’m still waiting!

  • Eric G. | October 20, 2006 at 12:19 am |

    Anyone up for some Aaron Heilman trade rumors?

  • Anthony Memme | October 20, 2006 at 12:40 am |

    If they won, the pinstripes had a chance of sticking around for a while.

    I think the black unis come back in full force next season. Shit, one of the coaches was wearing a black/blue jacket tonight in the dugout.

  • TD | October 20, 2006 at 2:02 am |

    Justin Rose shot a 60 at the Funai Classic today wearing whatever this is.. I don’t know if that’s a common Adidas golf look, or even if there’s such thing as a common Adidas golf look, but that’s rather funky striping.

  • Terry Mark | October 20, 2006 at 2:09 am |

    [quote comment=”15177″]Ok, maybe I was just really, really sleepy…but something was amiss in the ESPN game tonight. The Virginia cheerleading outfits looked mighty strange when coupled with ESPNs quick camera pans and short shots. The typeface on the top is what stuck me as odd. The orange font with the dark stroke made the ‘I’s in ‘Virginia’ near impossible to read. And the over-angular ‘R’ looked more like an ‘A’ than anything…. so put those two unfortunate flaws together and instead of seeing “VIRGINIA” from the corner of your eye, instead you see– …umm, well… just take a look at the guy on the far left to see what I mean.[/quote]

    ROFLMAO! That … that … (shakes head)

  • Teebz | October 20, 2006 at 2:12 am |

    I know, Minna. I was zonked yesterday, and hit the hay after getting home. Tonight? Not so much, so here we go.

    1. The Quebec Nordiques road (dark) jersey. So simple, and the red logo appears so beautifully in the middle of the blue jersey. Simple white-on-red lettering and numbering made for easy reading. I’d kill for a Goulet or Peter Stastny Nords jersey.

    2. The Winnipeg Jets post-1990 road (dark) jersey. The dark blue was bold, and the simple white lettering and numbers made for a clean and simple jersey. The logo was redesigned, and made for a sleek jersey. I’d kill for a Selanne or Housley Jets jersey.

    There were some tough decisons, so here are a couple of honourable mentions I had to omit: the post-1993 Hartford Whalers road jersey, the black-and-silver LA Kings road jersey only because I want a Gretzky jersey, the Montreal Maroons sweater, and the green Minnesota North Stars road jersey with Modano on the back.

    What can I say? I’m a traditionalist. :o)

  • Minna H | October 20, 2006 at 2:32 am |

    Oh, no you didn’t bring up the Minnesota North Stars! How could you be so cruel?

    As for the Selanne jersey, is this what you mean?

    Want to hear something funny? When I went to look up the Quebec Nordiques, the first site I hit up was the NHL site. How ____-centric of me! I was going to say nation, but there are a few Canadian teams in the NHL.

    How league-centric of me. That’s better.

  • Teebz | October 20, 2006 at 2:57 am |

    [quote comment=”15193″]Oh, no you didn’t bring up the Minnesota North Stars! How could you be so cruel?

    As for the Selanne jersey, is this what you mean?

    Want to hear something funny? When I went to look up the Quebec Nordiques, the first site I hit up was the NHL site. How ____-centric of me! I was going to say nation, but there are a few Canadian teams in the NHL.

    How league-centric of me. That’s better.[/quote]

    Loved the Stars! Modano, Gagner, Propp… everyone but Mark Tinordi. He was useless.

    That Jets jersey is an abomination. I want a real jersey, not some two-bit, lame-ass, hack jersey like the CCM “Vintage” jersey made in 2005. That would be like me presenting you with a pink Wild jersey…. the horror!!!!

    And I’ll say it again: I’d kill for a Nords jersey. They are beautiful.

  • Minna H | October 20, 2006 at 3:12 am |

    [quote comment=”15195″]

    Loved the Stars! Modano, Gagner, Propp… everyone but Mark Tinordi. He was useless.

    That Jets jersey is an abomination. I want a real jersey, not some two-bit, lame-ass, hack jersey like the CCM “Vintage” jersey made in 2005. That would be like me presenting you with a pink Wild jersey…. the horror!!!!

    And I’ll say it again: I’d kill for a Nords jersey. They are beautiful.[/quote]

    Is speechless with disgust. I am so not talking to you after that pink Wild! jersey comment (I think Wild! should always be followed by an !), except to point out that if you provided links with your post, I wouldn’t have to try to imagine what your favorite jerseys look like.

    Oh, and one word of advice: NEVER mention the North Stars to a Minnesotan—the results could get ugly. We love our Wild!, but they will never replace the North Stars in our hearts.

    With that, it’s bedtime for Minna. Night, Teebz, and anyone else lurking.

  • Josh | October 20, 2006 at 3:22 am |

    The biggest strikeout of Beltran’s career. Brought to you by NAVY BLUE ROAD HATS AND ROAD GREYS WITH THE BIRDS ON THE BAT!!!!

    Cardinals look > Mets look
    Cardinals > Mets

    Winning the Pennant > Sitting at home admiring your blue hats & pinstripes

    GO CARDINALS

  • Timmy D | October 20, 2006 at 4:17 am |

    The Buckner article got a link on collegehumor.com, so college students who are not uni savvy like me will be able to get a load of the uni revolution…nice

    Broadcaster Uni Report:

    Also, i am watching the replay of the virginia/unc game and erin andrews was wearing an espn hat…girls wearing ball caps are infinately hotter and a hot piece like that makes her even better…cant wait to see her in her sweaters reporting from the sidelines at the big ten schools…i love erin andrews

  • Richard | October 20, 2006 at 8:09 am |

    Did anyone else find it weird that the Cardinals had their Navy hats on during the game, but when Jeff Suppan went up to accept the MVP award, he was wearing a RED Cardinals hat with the World Series logo patch already on it?

  • Matt | October 20, 2006 at 8:25 am |

    I hate the cardinals.

  • Richard | October 20, 2006 at 8:32 am |
  • Brad | October 20, 2006 at 8:47 am |

    I can’t wait to see those sharp looking blue pinstripes in the World Ser…wait the Mets lost!

  • Kevin | October 20, 2006 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”15217″]I hate the cardinals.[/quote]

    They hate you too. Seriously, why all the hate for the Birds?

    What a great game and great series. Rolen came through after being robbed and throwing a souvenier to a fan in the stands. Seriously, that was the best catch I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been watching Edmonds play CF the past few seasons, so that is saying a lot. Way to go Molina! After the crappy year at the plate, that has to feel good.

    And to top it off, Cardinal killer Carlos Beltran strikes out LOOKING with the bases loaded to end the game. Nice work, buddy.

    Go Cards!

  • a arauz | October 20, 2006 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”15198″]The biggest strikeout of Beltran’s career. Brought to you by NAVY BLUE ROAD HATS AND ROAD GREYS WITH THE BIRDS ON THE BAT!!!!

    Cardinals look > Mets look
    Cardinals > Mets

    Winning the Pennant > Sitting at home admiring your blue hats & pinstripes

    GO CARDINALS[/quote]

    Enjoy this moment ‘Josh’. Kittys in 4.

  • ESS | October 20, 2006 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”15191″]I know, Minna. I was zonked yesterday, and hit the hay after getting home. Tonight? Not so much, so here we go.

    1. The Quebec Nordiques road (dark) jersey. So simple, and the red logo appears so beautifully in the middle of the blue jersey. Simple white-on-red lettering and numbering made for easy reading. I’d kill for a Goulet or Peter Stastny Nords jersey.

    2. The Winnipeg Jets post-1990 road (dark) jersey. The dark blue was bold, and the simple white lettering and numbers made for a clean and simple jersey. The logo was redesigned, and made for a sleek jersey. I’d kill for a Selanne or Housley Jets jersey.

    There were some tough decisons, so here are a couple of honourable mentions I had to omit: the post-1993 Hartford Whalers road jersey, the black-and-silver LA Kings road jersey only because I want a Gretzky jersey, the Montreal Maroons sweater, and the green Minnesota North Stars road jersey with Modano on the back.

    What can I say? I’m a traditionalist. :o)[/quote]

    I got my little brother an NHL Vintage Series Selanne Jets jersey for his birthday 2 years ago. I almost kept it for myself!!

  • Broker75 | October 20, 2006 at 10:42 am |

    didn’t work, woops, it was the Philadelphia Flyers uni’s of the 80’s, with the cooperalls, haha! crazy

  • Edward | October 26, 2006 at 2:41 pm |

    A short note on the Vandy football brief. The number 73 on the side of the helmet could have also represented 1873, the year of the university’s founding.