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Uni Watch Book Club: Sleazy Does It

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While I was in San Francisco last week, Uni Watch pastry chef Liz Clayton took me to Kayo Books, which specializes in old comics, pulp novels, and related sleaze. Pulp novels occasionally had uni-related cover art, so I was hoping to hit paydirt with something that struck the perfect balance between sex and uniforms. I was only partially successful (more on that in a sec), but I did manage to turn up some more conventional sports titles, with lots of great uni-related content. Here’s a quick rundown:

Curling with Ken Watson, by Ken Watson (Harlequin, 1958). Not to be confused with the similarly titled Ken Watson on Curling (I always get them mixed up, don’t you?), this 222-pager features lots of amzing curling sweaters. I love the crossed-brooms patch shown here, and look how nubby this one is. But apparently some teams just wore plaid shirts, which doesn’t even seem like a fair fight. Best photo of the bunch: this dude, with his dangling cigarette.

1962 Pro Football Handbook, by Don Schiffer (Pocket, 1962). This book includes both NFL and AFL coverage, including some good shots of the Dallas Texans, an early AFL official (you can’t tell from the b&w photo, but those stripes are actually red, not black), an excellent view of the Packers’ early-1960s triple-striped pants, and heartening evidence that the Bears’ socks haven’t changed one bit in 45 years.

1969 NFL-AFL Illustrated Digest, by Don Smith and Ed Croke (Poretz-Ross, 1969). By this time, the merger was imminent and the Jets had beaten the Colts in Super Bowl III, which may explain the hierarchy of logos on the back cover. Tons of great stuff here — better break it out into a list:

• There’s a six-page feature, called “The Evolution of Football Equipment,” in the middle of the book. You can see some of the better bits here and here.

• Most of you know that the Cowboys’ equipment staff has always put Dymo Tape name labels on the team’s helmets. Looks like the Browns used to do this too, as seen here and here.

• Look at that last photo again. See how the Saints’ helmet and pants striping goes in the familiar black-white-black sequence? After the second game of the 1968 season, the team inexplicably reversed the sequence, so that the helmet and pants striping both went white-black-white for the rest of the season. In 1969, they went back to black-white-black.

• Here’s Sonny Jurgensen playing, as he often did, without a chinstrap.

• Look how huge the Giants’ helmet numbers used to be!

• The thing I miss most about straight-on placekickers: square-toed shoes.

As for the sports/sleaze intersection, the best I could find on Kayo’s shelves was this, but it’s a real stinker, uni-wise. Like, is that the sorriest excuse for a football helmet you’ve ever seen or what? The earhole isn’t even in the right place! This shoddy illustration work no doubt explains why the guy sitting next to me couldn’t stop staring at the cover as I read this book on the flight home.

Party Report: Speaking of last week’s road trip, the two Uni Watch parties were big successes. The San Francisco gathering was a particularly raucous caucus, with a sizable crew showing up at Lefty O’Doul’s, where there was lots of memorabilia on the walls and no shortage of light, nourishing fare on the menu. Among the attendees:

• Here’s the very jovial Al Cummings, who kept me entertained with stories all night long and also went above and beyond by presenting me with a set of stirrups from Serra High School (“They’re post-Lynn Swann but pre-Barry Bonds,” as he put it), which I immediately pulled on. Not only that, but Al says his daughter works as a colorist for a major sportswear company and has promised to arrange a Uni Watch interview with her. Thanks again, Al!

David Arnot looked sharp in his Uni Watch cap. But Aaron Strickland went a step further, by having me autograph his Uni Watch sweatshirt (he even brought along a green marker, so the signature would be color-coordinated).

John Moist wore my favorite jersey of the evening — a 1942 New Orleans Pelicans beauty.

• Here’s Paul Hirsch, who not only wore a gorgeous 1960s Reds vest but also brought along an amazing piece of ephemera: a postcard from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century. Apparently Hirsch had written to Okkonen to point out a few errors in the first edition, and Okkonen responded in hilariously impressive detail.

• At first glance, it looks like Tim Cook is wearing an ancient, battered T-shirt. But it’s actually a brand-new “pre-distressed” model from Reebok, which he purchased only an hour or two before the party.

Pilar Olivas is already bemoaning Trot Nixon’s defection to the Indians, for obvious reasons.

• I liked Mark Campbell‘s understated Calgary shirt and John Mandsager‘s KC A’s cap. But the most interesting merchandised product of the evening was Richard Craig‘s briefcase, made of genuine Rawlings glove leather.

• No jersey, cap, or briefcase for Brandon Davis, but he did bring along a lacrosse helmet from Dominican University, where he works. And get this: As you can see from the helmet, the team is called the Penguins — and that’s because Dominican is a Catholic school that used to be run by nuns.

Things were a bit more low-key the following night in Dallas, but there were still some good shirts on display, most notably William Denton‘s Danbury Trashers T-shirt and Ian Voorn‘s Asian jersey of uncertain origin. Jesse Ghiorzi, who works for the Texas Tornado hockey team, brought along a jersey for me to try (it was just a little big), and Robert Eden, Patrick Woody, and Alicia Stepp showed me plenty of Texas hospitality.

Big thanks to all who came out — it was great meeting all of you.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Dolphins plan to tweak their uni number font for next season. … You can read about the Hurricanes’ reactions to the new NHL unis here (with thanks to Matt Brukman and Clayton Hollingsworth). … Jorgen Jonsson recently played his record-setting 273rd game for Swedish national hockey team, and had a special jersey for the occasion (with thanks to Antti Salmi). … Some interesting uni-related eBay items here, here and here. … Good article here about the guy who makes NHL stick-curve gauges (as spotted by Jerry Wolper). … And here‘s a decent piece on MLB “cap surgery.”

 

110 comments to Uni Watch Book Club: Sleazy Does It

  • Matt B | February 13, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    link for the ‘Canes piece

    Registration might be required.

    Not every Hurricane was eager to dissect the intricacies of what amounted to a league-sponsored fashion event. Team captain Rod Brind’Amour shrugged. “I’m the wrong guy to ask. I could care less,” he said. “As long as I got a number and a name on it, it’s fine.”

  • Chuck | February 13, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Regarding the artwork on those pulp novels, Fred Fixler used to draw several of those covers, mostly for the Brandon House publishing company. As a contract artist for Coca-Cola, Fixler also designed several basketball and football game programs, which were used by high schools, colleges and minor league teams for their game programs (Coca-Cola kept the center page for advertising purposes). I have a gallery of Fred Fixler covers, as well as several other Coca-Cola artists from the “mayonnaise school” of advertising art, please visit my CBA Museum page with a subsection on Coca-Cola program covers.

  • Robert | February 13, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    The “cap surgery” looks like a lot of work, considering the end product does not look much different than the original cap. Perhaps photos of the hat being worn would have better demonstrated the results.

  • Rich | February 13, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    “Like, is that the sorriest excuse for a football helmet you’ve ever seen or what? The earhole isn’t even in the right place!”

    Yeah, that helmet is…uh…,what was I talking about again?

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | February 13, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Interesting tidbit here on the proposed name change of Colorado Rapids to Colorado Arsenal and how it didn’t come about. Apparently Adidas were not ready to pony up the bucks to Nike for use of the name. (scroll down to the Hello From Santo Domingo post)

  • Kenny | February 13, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    From yesterday’s comments:

    [quote comment=”54201″]http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1741593

    Check out this video for sweet uniforms from Chicago State – not only are the names on the back beneath the numbers, they’re on white nameplates. Amazing comeback on the game too.[/quote]

    Chicago St. is DI

    [quote comment=”54217″][quote comment=”54196″][quote comment=”54193″]Does this qualify for logo creep?

    Check out Northwestern:

    If Big Ten football coaches were like South Park characters[/quote]
    Indiana has three stripes on the sleeve too, subtle.[/quote]

    Nike has left their mark on Michigan. Glad to see Joe Pa in a suit, and laughed at the man-boob shadows on the Purdue coach.[/quote]

    Why does Zook look scared out of his mind?1?

  • Burrill | February 13, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”54444″]Why does Zook look scared out of his mind?1?[/quote]

    For that matter, why does Carr look happy? He almost never looks happy like that.

  • Ryan B. | February 13, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

  • Judd | February 13, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    is that the Oakland Raiders that the Dallas Texans are playing?

    It could be, since the Raiders helmets didn’t have a decals on then until 1963. Their unis also had those triple stripes on the sleeve jerseys at the time – but with gold outlining around the numbers.

  • ditchfarmer | February 13, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    The cap looks completely different after the “new era” surgery. We used to do it for baseball in college to our 5950’s. It takes about an inch off the top and they are much more comfortable.

  • Matt B | February 13, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”54454″]is that the Oakland Raiders that the Dallas Texans are playing?[/quote]

    Yes.

  • Judd | February 13, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field

  • scott | February 13, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”54458″][quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field[/quote]
    It’s even done at the new Toronto FC field (BMO Field), and at the Colorado Rapids new stadium

  • Ryan B. | February 13, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”54458″][quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field[/quote]

    OK, but in the picture I posted, it wasn’t a team name or logo or anything like that. It’s an ad for Adidas. Is that common in the EPL or anywhere else?

  • Andy Head | February 13, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    The lacrosse helmet is from Dominican U. of California, an NAIA school (still Catholic, by the way, just presumably not run by nuns any more…) in the Bay area.

    http://www.dominican...

  • Judd | February 13, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”54462″][quote comment=”54458″][quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field[/quote]

    OK, but in the picture I posted, it wasn’t a team name or logo or anything like that. It’s an ad for Adidas. Is that common in the EPL or anywhere else?[/quote]

    I lived on the island of Cyprus for a few years, and the football / soccer stadium had the Greek letters G S P in the seats. Loosely translated GSP stands for Cypriot Athletic Association. Not exactly logo creep, but it is advertising of some sort, I suppose.

  • Matt B | February 13, 2007 at 10:16 am |
  • Wade | February 13, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    Paul,

    The Giants are just another example of a team’s helmet number font not matching their jersey number font. And is it just me or is number 69 missing the bottom half of his nine?

  • Ryan B. | February 13, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”54468″]formerly umbro

    reebok stadium[/quote]

    Cool. Now, is this just an England/soccer thing, or does anyone know of examples of this in other sport stadiums/nations?

  • Matt R. | February 13, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”54470″][quote comment=”54468″]formerly umbro

    reebok stadium[/quote]

    Cool. Now, is this just an England/soccer thing, or does anyone know of examples of this in other sport stadiums/nations?[/quote]

    Though I don’t have any pictures, it’s also done in some German soccer stadiums.

  • Jeff Barak | February 13, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Uni Watch made the Daily Buzz section of the Minneaplis StarTribune today.

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 13, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”54462″][quote comment=”54458″][quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field[/quote]

    OK, but in the picture I posted, it wasn’t a team name or logo or anything like that. It’s an ad for Adidas. Is that common in the EPL or anywhere else?[/quote]

    VERY common in the EPL.

  • Greg Riffenburgh | February 13, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Paul, in those Saints pictures you posted the primary target of the picture has the white-black-white stripes, but in the background of this photo and this photo, the guys still have the black-white-black. What gives?

  • Justin | February 13, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”54461″][quote comment=”54458″][quote comment=”54456″]Here is a unique form of Logo Creep from the home stadium of Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League. Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    They all do that. Photos here.[/quote]

    The Denver Broncos logo is also embedded in eth seats at Invesco Field[/quote]
    It’s even done at the new Toronto FC field (BMO Field), and at the Colorado Rapids new stadium[/quote]

    The National Champion Florida Gators do this as well.

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”54479″]Paul, in those Saints pictures you posted the primary target of the picture has the white-black-white stripes, but in the background of this photo and this photo, the guys still have the black-white-black. What gives?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so excited to see the white/black/white that I didn’t notice the stripes worn by the guys in the background. Obviously, the Saints were mixing and matching their pants during the 1968 season.

  • Burrill | February 13, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”54480″]The National Champion Florida Gators do this as well. [/quote]

    Team stuff is plenty common here; Michigan does it, too. But advertising … that seems like it’s a bit less common here.

  • The Gov'Nah | February 13, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    I have done the surgery on those “high” hats. it doesnt work, it sucks. especially if you have a small head like myself (no dirty thoughts there!).

    in fact, i only buy what they call “Low Profile” hats. basically they look like hats they wore back in the 50’s and prior. it’s really tough to find those hats anymore.

    Could Paul or anyone else refer me to an online site where i can buy a “low profile” hat ?

  • Shaftman | February 13, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”54481″][quote comment=”54479″]Paul, in those Saints pictures you posted the primary target of the picture has the white-black-white stripes, but in the background of this photo and this photo, the guys still have the black-white-black. What gives?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so excited to see the white/black/white that I didn’t notice the stripes worn by the guys in the background. Obviously, the Saints were mixing and matching their pants during the 1968 season.[/quote]

    Yet the player in the background still has the white-black-white striping on the helmet. Weird.

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”54484″][quote comment=”54481″][quote comment=”54479″]Paul, in those Saints pictures you posted the primary target of the picture has the white-black-white stripes, but in the background of this photo and this photo, the guys still have the black-white-black. What gives?[/quote]

    Good catch. I was so excited to see the white/black/white that I didn’t notice the stripes worn by the guys in the background. Obviously, the Saints were mixing and matching their pants during the 1968 season.[/quote]

    Yet the player in the background still has the white-black-white striping on the helmet. Weird.[/quote]

    I think they were more concerned with helmet consistency than pants consistency.

  • Oddibe McDowell | February 13, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”54483″]I have done the surgery on those “high” hats. it doesnt work, it sucks. especially if you have a small head like myself (no dirty thoughts there!).

    in fact, i only buy what they call “Low Profile” hats. basically they look like hats they wore back in the 50’s and prior. it’s really tough to find those hats anymore.

    Could Paul or anyone else refer me to an online site where i can buy a “low profile” hat ?[/quote]

    The “surgery” is the way to go. It fits better than the low profiles. I was never that detailed I cut it out like a madman and ripped a few. I think I’ll buy a new hat today and try it out that way. He is right, you HAVE TO wet the hat afterwards.

    Thanks Paul!

  • Ryan B. | February 13, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”54482″][quote comment=”54480″]The National Champion Florida Gators do this as well. [/quote]

    Team stuff is plenty common here; Michigan does it, too. But advertising … that seems like it’s a bit less common here.[/quote]

    I wasn’t shocked to see team-related stuff (names, logos, etc.) on stadiums. That’s quite commonplace here in the States. But I was interested to see the advertisements on the seats. Anyone know of anything like that here in the U.S.?

  • Eric | February 13, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    Mmmm, Pork Shank.
    That would hit the spot on a cold pre-Nor’easter here in MA.

  • Mark in Shiga | February 13, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    Ian Voorn, if you’re out there, your jersey comes from a papermaking company in Okayama, Japan. Number 13 was worn by second baseman Takahiro Adachi, whose tiny size-5 3/4 head is an industrial league record.

    (OK, so I’m making that last part up. But the rest of it is correct.)

  • Christopher "fuegote" | February 13, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Regarding stadium logos, in Austria:
    Red Bull Salzburg

  • Kenny | February 13, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”54483″]I have done the surgery on those “high” hats. it doesnt work, it sucks. especially if you have a small head like myself (no dirty thoughts there!).

    in fact, i only buy what they call “Low Profile” hats. basically they look like hats they wore back in the 50’s and prior. it’s really tough to find those hats anymore.

    Could Paul or anyone else refer me to an online site where i can buy a “low profile” hat ?[/quote]

    You could try the New Franchise hats

  • steve | February 13, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”54483″]I have done the surgery on those “high” hats. it doesnt work, it sucks. especially if you have a small head like myself (no dirty thoughts there!).

    in fact, i only buy what they call “Low Profile” hats. basically they look like hats they wore back in the 50’s and prior. it’s really tough to find those hats anymore.

    Could Paul or anyone else refer me to an online site where i can buy a “low profile” hat ?[/quote]

    Cooperstown Ball Caps

  • Christopher "fuegote" | February 13, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    Another stadium, this for Atletico Madrid in spain.
    here
    Notice how the stadium seats match the players uniforms as well.

  • hotrodd | February 13, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    i had never heard of hat surgery, maybe can start buying fitted hats again

  • jatorres | February 13, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    would the hat surgery work/have any effect if i’ve already shrunk the hat? (kinda regret having done that anyway, the bill’s a little odd and i’ve got this rippled look now…)

  • Josh | February 13, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    Cutting the guts out of the fitted hat is completely unnecessary.
    All you gotta do is completely immerse it in COLD (not hot) water, ring it out, and put it on. Once it’s on, smooth it out on your head and it will take the well worn shape you like. Keep it on your head until it dries completely (the bill is hard) or else it will shrink.

  • timmy b | February 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    not only have the bears kept the same sock stripes since at least 1961, they have kept the same stripe combo on their white pants (navy-orange-navy) since 1941. while the width of stripes may have changed here and there, it is oldest design of an nfl uniform still in use. (67 years!)

  • Metsfan AZ | February 13, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”54499″]would the hat surgery work/have any effect if i’ve already shrunk the hat? (kinda regret having done that anyway, the bill’s a little odd and i’ve got this rippled look now…)[/quote]
    More questions, what size should you buy? If you’re going to soak a wool hat, I assume you’re looking at shrinkage. (Insert Seinfeld joke here). Also, will this work on the new synthetic or whatever they’re doing this year?

  • Jeff | February 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”54501″]not only have the bears kept the same sock stripes since at least 1961, they have kept the same stripe combo on their white pants (navy-orange-navy) since 1941. while the width of stripes may have changed here and there, it is oldest design of an nfl uniform still in use. (67 years!)[/quote]
    That’s incredible. Nice stat!

  • Philly Bill | February 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”54491″]Ian Voorn, if you’re out there, your jersey comes from a papermaking company in Okayama, Japan. Number 13 was worn by second baseman Takahiro Adachi, whose tiny size-5 3/4 head is an industrial league record.

    (OK, so I’m making that last part up. But the rest of it is correct.)[/quote]

    I knew someone here would be able to identify the team on Ian’s jersey, but to get the player and position on top of it is really impressive. Good show!

    Lincoln Financial Field is another stadium with a team logo in the seats, but, alas, no advertising.

    (Grammar jerk note: “Danbury Trashers t-shirt” doesn’t need a possessive.)

    Nearly all hats in the stores seem “low-rise” to me except for the 5950s. When buying a hat, it’s definitely better to have a small head than a big one. Even if I can get a hat with a big enough circumference, it’s often not tall enough.

  • hotrodd | February 13, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    so i got busy yesterday and didnt see, but was there an answer given as to why paul’s picture is not on page 2 anymore?

  • Matthew S. | February 13, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”54502″][quote comment=”54499″]would the hat surgery work/have any effect if i’ve already shrunk the hat? (kinda regret having done that anyway, the bill’s a little odd and i’ve got this rippled look now…)[/quote]
    More questions, what size should you buy? If you’re going to soak a wool hat, I assume you’re looking at shrinkage. (Insert Seinfeld joke here). Also, will this work on the new synthetic or whatever they’re doing this year?[/quote]

    That’s a good point because I think New Era’s new hats (which are not wool) are designed not to shrink (or shrink as little as possible), so I’m not sure just getting it wet while wearing it will work as well as it did for the wool New Eras. It’s too bad too, because that’s how I broke in my wool Astros hat: wore it while moving to a new apartment in the rain.

  • Michael Milici | February 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”54499″]would the hat surgery work/have any effect if i’ve already shrunk the hat? (kinda regret having done that anyway, the bill’s a little odd and i’ve got this rippled look now…)[/quote]

    Hey, I’m the guy who wrote the “surgery” article, thanks for checking. It doesn’t work too well with already worn hats. I’ve tried it a coupla times but it doesn’t have the same effect as it does with a brand new cap. You can “unshrink” you cap by popping the inside seams (the last step). hope that helps.

    [quote comment=”54502″]
    More questions, what size should you buy? If you’re going to soak a wool hat, I assume you’re looking at shrinkage. (Insert Seinfeld joke here). Also, will this work on the new synthetic or whatever they’re doing this year?[/quote]

    Buy the same size cap you would normally buy, basically buy the cap that fits your head. It will shrink a little, but like I said, you can pop the seams and it will fit again. By “synthetic caps”, do you mean the spring training ones? I never tried it with those, only regular New Era 5950’s.

    Thanks for reading it fellas, and thanks for the link, Paul. I’d be happy to answer any other questions, lemme know.

  • Richard | February 13, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”54506″]so i got busy yesterday and didnt see, but was there an answer given as to why paul’s picture is not on page 2 anymore?[/quote]

    Paul said that there are so many writers now for Page 2 that they rotate photos on the bottom, and yesterday was his day to be “off”. He replied yesterday evening.

  • jatorres | February 13, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    btw, anyone have any more info on the new 5950s? any pics/details released yet?

  • hotrodd | February 13, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”54509″][quote comment=”54506″]so i got busy yesterday and didnt see, but was there an answer given as to why paul’s picture is not on page 2 anymore?[/quote]

    Paul said that there are so many writers now for Page 2 that they rotate photos on the bottom, and yesterday was his day to be “off”. He replied yesterday evening.[/quote]

    thanks

  • Kerry | February 13, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    OK, I am undeniably jealous of JOHN MOIST’S JERSEY. I’ve been wanting one of those for YEARS but have yet to shell out the big-bucks required.

    Also, I need to get a New Orleans Pelicans hat or two. Seriously, how cool would THIS JERSEY look with THIS HAT?!

  • timmy b | February 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”54504″][quote comment=”54501″]not only have the bears kept the same sock stripes since at least 1961, they have kept the same stripe combo on their white pants (navy-orange-navy) since 1941. while the width of stripes may have changed here and there, it is oldest design of an nfl uniform still in use. (67 years!)[/quote]
    That’s incredible. Nice stat![/quote]

    thanks. this is why we desparately need a pro football uniform website like nhluniforms or dressed to the nines for baseball. i’d love to do it, but i have no skills in that regard, sad to say.

  • DrBear | February 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    That Packers picture has to be from ’61; they didn’t have the G on their helmets in 1960 and by 62 had switched to the wider green-white-green stripes similar to today. What’s also notable is the San Francisco uni in that foto – shoulder stripes, no drop shadows and a SILVER helmet! I still can’t figure out who thought it would be a good idea for a team named after gold miners to wear silver.

  • Metsfan AZ | February 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”54508″][quote comment=”54499″] By “synthetic caps”, do you mean the spring training ones? I never tried it with those, only regular New Era 5950’s.

    Thanks for reading it fellas, and thanks for the link, Paul. I’d be happy to answer any other questions, lemme know.[/quote]
    Just the man we wanted to hear from! Thanks for the answers. We here at uni-nation had learned that along with a black underbrim the new Game not BP 5950’s would be nylon or some sort of nylon/poly/blend something or another. Wait, is that right? can someone back me up or slap some sense to me.

  • Ian K | February 13, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”54491″]Ian Voorn, if you’re out there, your jersey comes from a papermaking company in Okayama, Japan. Number 13 was worn by second baseman Takahiro Adachi, whose tiny size-5 3/4 head is an industrial league record.

    (OK, so I’m making that last part up. But the rest of it is correct.)[/quote]

    Mark in Shiga, thank you for solving the mystery of the Japanese jersey! My dad bought it for me in a thrift store in Berkeley a few years ago. I have to say it is pretty small on me so it doesn’t get much wear, but it was Must Wear for the Uni Watch party.

    As for the new 5950 hats, I know nothing but was cautious of anything “new & improved” so I made sure to get a new 100% wool LA hat before they’re gone…

  • patrick | February 13, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    its extremely common to see that in EPL stadiums, I beliefe Trafford and or Emirates has Nike on theirs. Too many EPL games makes the mind go numb…

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54513″]this is why we desparately need a pro football uniform website like nhluniforms or dressed to the nines for baseball. i’d love to do it, but i have no skills in that regard, sad to say.[/quote]

    Don’t forget about this site. It only goes back as far as 1959, and it has its limitations, but it’s still quite useful.

    The game that really needs its own uni-history site is basketball. Very weak documentation in that sport.

  • patrick | February 13, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Paul,
    I’ve always wondered what websites you have bookmarked, it must be a treasure trove of uni information…. care to share?

  • Eric | February 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    Spring Training is upon us. Hallelujah!
    Check out the kicks on Charlie Hustle from 1972.
    http://sportsillustr...

  • timmy b | February 13, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”54519″][quote comment=”54513″]this is why we desparately need a pro football uniform website like nhluniforms or dressed to the nines for baseball. i’d love to do it, but i have no skills in that regard, sad to say.[/quote]

    Don’t forget about this site. It only goes back as far as 1959, and it has its limitations, but it’s still quite useful.

    The game that really needs its own uni-history site is basketball. Very weak documentation in that sport.[/quote]

    paul,

    first off, nice to meet you. second, i am quite aware of the original site. i was moderator of the “FUPP” (football uniforms past & present) forum on there. i have info on almost all nfl uniforms from 1933 thru 1958 as well as the aafc uniforms from 1946 thru 1949. there is also much revision that needs to be done for what’s shown from 1959 thru 2003.

    however, it is still useful as you say, and hopefully, it or such a site can be brought (back) to life.

    i’m with you on hoops, but i’m not a big basketball fan. sorry.

  • Eric | February 13, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Paul Lukas | February 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”54521″]Paul,
    I’ve always wondered what websites you have bookmarked, it must be a treasure trove of uni information…. care to share?[/quote]

    Um, have you ever looked at the “Links” listing on the right side of this page?

  • Metsfan AZ | February 13, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.

  • Dave in Maine | February 13, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”54513″]
    The game that really needs its own uni-history site is basketball. Very weak documentation in that sport.[/quote]

    Hear, hear Paul. I recently tried in vain to find looking for the second worst NBA uni of all time–the 1989-90 Washington Bullets’ home whites (not quite as bad as the mid-90s Cavs road unis).

    If you remember, the classic lowercase “b” in the team logo was capitalized and outlined in red, making it all but illegible. The rear nameplate had a capitalized first letter with the rest in lowercase–the whole nameplate was also outlined in red, making it look like an ink spill.

    They did tweak it for the next year, taking out the superfluous trim and making the nameplate all caps. Still the “improved” design (which survived until the name change to Wizards in 1998) has got to at least be the most boring uni in NBA history.

    Either way, I can’t find a good photo of this monstrosity. Can anyone help?

  • Judd | February 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”54514″]That Packers picture has to be from ’61; they didn’t have the G on their helmets in 1960 and by 62 had switched to the wider green-white-green stripes similar to today. What’s also notable is the San Francisco uni in that foto – shoulder stripes, no drop shadows and a SILVER helmet! I still can’t figure out who thought it would be a good idea for a team named after gold miners to wear silver.[/quote]

    Actually, it looks like the Packers 5 striped pants stayed through until the end of the 1964 season. The 1965 Playoff Bowl has a good shot of those pants stripes.

  • MaddMatt | February 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    New MLB BP hat update:

    Some teams in limited pics I have seen aren’t using them at all, like the yanks, here and here, with group shot here

    In red sox pictures, some are wearing them and some aren’t…

    I guess they aren’t going over well, but then again it is early…

  • Lexie | February 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...

    Did you notice that it looks like #14 is wearing a jacket under his jersey.

  • Mike C. | February 13, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”54518″]its extremely common to see that in EPL stadiums, I beliefe Trafford and or Emirates has Nike on theirs. Too many EPL games makes the mind go numb…[/quote]

    I think the interesting part about the Adidas advert in the Wigan stadium is that the kits and just about everything else is sponsored by JJB, they are a uniform/sporting goods manufacturer that the owner of the club owns. I guess thats the wierdest part, Adidas has nothing to do with Wigan…unless fo course they sponsor Wigan’s Rugby club, to which can anyone find a Wigan Rugby club picture?
    Slainte’
    Mike

  • Original Jim | February 13, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    Is Pete Rose wearing a jacket or a white windbreaker under his jersey?

    And why are all the players wearing basketball shoes to run on grass?

  • maximumK | February 13, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    Throwing out another logo-emblazoned stadium: Azteca

  • Aaron | February 13, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    Here is a brilliant article about the Rangers equipment team and a behind the scenes look at what they do.
    http://lohud.com/app...

  • Aaron | February 13, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    And the accompanying photo gallery for the Rangers equipment article. (Scroll down to the middle of the photo gallery)
    http://jukebox.lohud...

  • Broker75 | February 13, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”54527″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.[/quote]
    I wonder how $much$ Pete had going on that sprint he was taking.

  • maximumK | February 13, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54543″][quote comment=”54527″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.[/quote]
    I wonder how $much$ Pete had going on that sprint he was taking.[/quote]

    Dunno, but I bet it wouldn’t have covered the amount Jose Canseco paid for those guns in his picture. I don’t know how we didn’t put 2 and 2 together back then…

  • Broker75 | February 13, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”54545″][quote comment=”54543″][quote comment=”54527″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.[/quote]
    I wonder how $much$ Pete had going on that sprint he was taking.[/quote]

    Dunno, but I bet it wouldn’t have covered the amount Jose Canseco paid for those guns in his picture. I don’t know how we didn’t put 2 and 2 together back then…[/quote]
    Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

  • Philly Bill | February 13, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”54528″][quote comment=”54513″]
    The game that really needs its own uni-history site is basketball. Very weak documentation in that sport.[/quote]

    Hear, hear Paul. I recently tried in vain to find looking for the second worst NBA uni of all time–the 1989-90 Washington Bullets’ home whites (not quite as bad as the mid-90s Cavs road unis).

    If you remember, the classic lowercase “b” in the team logo was capitalized and outlined in red, making it all but illegible. The rear nameplate had a capitalized first letter with the rest in lowercase–the whole nameplate was also outlined in red, making it look like an ink spill.

    They did tweak it for the next year, taking out the superfluous trim and making the nameplate all caps. Still the “improved” design (which survived until the name change to Wizards in 1998) has got to at least be the most boring uni in NBA history.

    Either way, I can’t find a good photo of this monstrosity. Can anyone help?[/quote]

    Man, I can’t find a photo of those and I’m dying to see them. We’re talking about this generation of Bullets unis, right?

  • Marty Met | February 13, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”54547″][quote comment=”54545″][quote comment=”54543″][quote comment=”54527″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.[/quote]
    I wonder how $much$ Pete had going on that sprint he was taking.[/quote]

    Dunno, but I bet it wouldn’t have covered the amount Jose Canseco paid for those guns in his picture. I don’t know how we didn’t put 2 and 2 together back then…[/quote]
    Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?[/quote]

    He should be banned for his hair alone.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”54550″][quote comment=”54547″][quote comment=”54545″][quote comment=”54543″][quote comment=”54527″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Actually, I love the headband-over-fro look that Rod Carew is sportin’ in the first one.[/quote]
    I wonder how $much$ Pete had going on that sprint he was taking.[/quote]

    Dunno, but I bet it wouldn’t have covered the amount Jose Canseco paid for those guns in his picture. I don’t know how we didn’t put 2 and 2 together back then…[/quote]
    Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?[/quote]

    He should be banned for his hair alone.[/quote]
    Remember the rat-tail he had when we broke Ty Cobb’s hit record? Brutal.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    When ‘he’ broke the record. I had nothing to do with it.

  • Metsfan AZ | February 13, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”54561″]When ‘he’ broke the record. I had nothing to do with it.[/quote]
    Stuby you’re being modest. I have long admired your ability to hit opposite field singles to say nothing of the mullet and bangs.

  • Marty Met | February 13, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?[/quote]

    He should be banned for his hair alone.[/quote]
    Remember the rat-tail he had when we broke Ty Cobb’s hit record? Brutal.[/quote]

    Worst hair in sports history? Pete?

  • Metsfan AZ | February 13, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”54564″]Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?[/quote]

    He should be banned for his hair alone.[/quote]
    Remember the rat-tail he had when we broke Ty Cobb’s hit record? Brutal.[/quote]

    Worst hair in sports history? Pete?[/quote]
    Rodman…

  • Marty Met | February 13, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    What about Bud Selig’s ‘do?

  • John Zajac | February 13, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”54532″]New MLB BP hat update:

    Some teams in limited pics I have seen aren’t using them at all, like the yanks, here and here, with group shot here

    In red sox pictures, some are wearing them and some aren’t…

    I guess they aren’t going over well, but then again it is early…[/quote]

    I think the hat Igawa is wearing is one of the new 5950 gameday hats, and both of the sox pictures showcase old equipment: both are wearing the old fleece tops rather than the new thermabase ones, pappelbon’s old BP hat, Lester appears to be wearing the 100% wool 5950’s worn last year.

  • John Zajac | February 13, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    well, i think i was looking at a different pic for the lester info, one of the links wasn’t opening for me.

  • BurghFan | February 13, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    This link would help, wouldn’t it?

  • Thorold Blair | February 13, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”54574″][quote comment=”54532″]New MLB BP hat update:

    Some teams in limited pics I have seen aren’t using them at all, like the yanks, here and here, with group shot here

    In red sox pictures, some are wearing them and some aren’t…

    I guess they aren’t going over well, but then again it is early…[/quote]

    I think the hat Igawa is wearing is one of the new 5950 gameday hats, and both of the sox pictures showcase old equipment: both are wearing the old fleece tops rather than the new thermabase ones, pappelbon’s old BP hat, Lester appears to be wearing the 100% wool 5950’s worn last year.[/quote]

    Can i point out that the yankees group shot appears to be from last year

  • Ryan | February 13, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”54533″][quote comment=”54525″]OOPS. posted the wrong shot. Try this:
    http://sportsillustr...

    Did you notice that it looks like #14 is wearing a jacket under his jersey.[/quote]

    Pete was under contract with Mizuno. I had (still have in the closet) a Mizuno windbreaker that my high school baseball team wore. They were to trap the heat during the spring and keep our arms warm. I am guessing that is what he is wearing.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”54564″]Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?[/quote]

    He should be banned for his hair alone.[/quote]
    Remember the rat-tail he had when we broke Ty Cobb’s hit record? Brutal.[/quote]

    Worst hair in sports history? Pete?[/quote]
    Several nominations:

    Whitey Herzog
    Mitch ‘Wild Thing’ Williams
    Mitch ‘Blood’ Green
    Brian Bosworth
    Randy Johnson
    Don Sutton (now)
    Marv Albert (not sure if that even qualifies as hair)

  • Austin Gray | February 13, 2007 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”54534″]

    I think the interesting part about the Adidas advert in the Wigan stadium is that the kits and just about everything else is sponsored by JJB, they are a uniform/sporting goods manufacturer that the owner of the club owns. I guess thats the wierdest part, Adidas has nothing to do with Wigan…unless fo course they sponsor Wigan’s Rugby club, to which can anyone find a Wigan Rugby club picture?
    Slainte’
    Mike[/quote]

    My guess is that it is an old picture. Wigan was sponsored by Adidas in late 90’s, which was before JJB started making jerseys.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”54563″][quote comment=”54561″]When ‘he’ broke the record. I had nothing to do with it.[/quote]
    Stuby you’re being modest. I have long admired your ability to hit opposite field singles to say nothing of the mullet and bangs.[/quote]
    Thanks MetsFan. Glad someone noticed.

    Think Pete’s ever picked up a bottle of conditioner?

  • Timmer | February 13, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    Check out what Gilbert Arenas is doing for the all star game:

    “Arenas will take to Las Vegas 100 All-Star jerseys with the word “Agent” instead of “Arenas” above his number zero on the back. He’ll toss them to fans — similar to the way he tosses his own jersey into the crowd after Wizards games — and then plans to wear one when he takes the court for the game.

    Arenas said he’ll get away with it because he’s starting the game.

    “They won’t know until the game starts,” he said.

    So much for the secret. In any event, such a gimmick could draw a fine.

    “It’s worth getting fined for,” Arenas said, “because all those people who got the Arenas Zero jerseys are going to feel special.”


    Source

  • MaddMatt | February 13, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    I think the hat Igawa is wearing is one of the new 5950 gameday hats, and both of the sox pictures showcase old equipment: both are wearing the old fleece tops rather than the new thermabase ones, pappelbon’s old BP hat, Lester appears to be wearing the 100% wool 5950’s worn last year.[/quote]

    look over beck’s ear, it looks like the new bp hat

    Can i point out that the yankees group shot appears to be from last year[/quote]

    that pic was posted by espn.com today…

  • b. cheng | February 13, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    don’t think I’ve seen this discussed here yet, the EPL (English Premer League soccer) is coming out with its new logo and I personally like the change!

  • =bg= | February 13, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”54523″]Spring Training is upon us. Hallelujah!
    Check out the kicks on Charlie Hustle from 1972.
    http://sportsillustr...

    Those look like Chuck’s, don’t they? Never seen that before. 72 was, I think, the first year they went to the doubleknits..

  • Noonan | February 13, 2007 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”54604″]
    Worst hair in sports history? Pete?
    Several nominations:

    Mitch ‘Wild Thing’ Williams
    Brian Bosworth
    [/quote]
    Otis Sistrunk – did he have the arrow shaped mohawk?

  • BurghFan | February 13, 2007 at 10:53 pm |

    Otis Sistrunk – did he have the arrow shaped mohawk?

    No, that was Ernie Holmes.

  • J at The Dundies | February 13, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”54638″]don’t think I’ve seen this discussed here yet, the EPL (English Premer League soccer) is coming out with its new logo and I personally like the change![/quote]

    ooh, lovely. now lets see what american football’s new logo is.

  • Jon in SLC | February 14, 2007 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”54659″][quote comment=”54638″]don’t think I’ve seen this discussed here yet, the EPL (English Premer League soccer) is coming out with its new logo and I personally like the change![/quote]

    ooh, lovely. now lets see what american football’s new logo is.[/quote]

    I personally like the new logo. Although they could have kept the crown red.

  • Jon in SLC | February 14, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    [quote comment=”54640″][quote comment=”54604″]
    Worst hair in sports history? Pete?
    Several nominations:

    Mitch ‘Wild Thing’ Williams
    Brian Bosworth
    [/quote]
    Otis Sistrunk – did he have the arrow shaped mohawk?[/quote]

    Anyone nominate Fidrych yet?

    And I always do surgery on my formed hats. The only changes I make from the article are 1. After the intial cut, I use a finger to loosen large areas from the outer fabric and cut them out. 2. As others have stated I get the hat wet and wear it until 100% dry when finished with the surgery.

  • Matt | February 14, 2007 at 2:43 am |

    Hey guys, I was looking for this jersey from the Oakland/California seals. I can find jerseys for the Golden Seals that just say seals across the front, but not with the seal logo.

    I am sorry if this is the wrong place for this, but it seemed like my best bet to post here with other uniform fanatics. And I hoped someone could help me locate a jersey with that logo. Thanks alot guys.

  • wall of beef | February 14, 2007 at 2:46 am |

    All Bruins players wore “9” patches on their right shoulders for John “Chief” Bucyk Night. They honored him for his 50 years of Bruins service, both as a player and in the front office.
    Bucyk and Players

    Close up of Brad Boyes

  • Mark in Shiga | February 14, 2007 at 5:27 am |

    [quote comment=”54517″][quote comment=”54491″]Ian Voorn, if you’re out there, your jersey comes from a papermaking company in Okayama, Japan. Number 13 was worn by second baseman Takahiro Adachi, whose tiny size-5 3/4 head is an industrial league record.

    (OK, so I’m making that last part up. But the rest of it is correct.)[/quote]

    Mark in Shiga, thank you for solving the mystery of the Japanese jersey! My dad bought it for me in a thrift store in Berkeley a few years ago. I have to say it is pretty small on me so it doesn’t get much wear, but it was Must Wear for the Uni Watch party.
    [/quote]

    Ian, I was actually kidding about the name of the player, but the company, Taiyô Bijutsu Shikô (Sun Papermaking) in Okayama Prefecture is very real.
    You can see the company’s web site here:

    http://www.ty-bikou....

    I would be more than happy to give them a call and ask about the jersey if you’d like. It looks to me like it’s from the late 1980s or early 1990s and was surely used in an industrial league that the company played in.

  • timmy b | February 14, 2007 at 6:10 am |

    [quote comment=”54710″]Hey guys, I was looking for this jersey from the Oakland/California seals. I can find jerseys for the Golden Seals that just say seals across the front, but not with the seal logo.

    I am sorry if this is the wrong place for this, but it seemed like my best bet to post here with other uniform fanatics. And I hoped someone could help me locate a jersey with that logo. Thanks alot guys.[/quote]

    go to http://www.nhlunifor... and click on the 1960’s tab. they wore this logo from 1967-68 thru 1969-70.

    hth.

  • Dave in Maine | February 14, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”54548″][quote comment=”54528″][quote comment=”54513″]
    The game that really needs its own uni-history site is basketball. Very weak documentation in that sport.[/quote]

    Hear, hear Paul. I recently tried in vain to find looking for the second worst NBA uni of all time–the 1989-90 Washington Bullets’ home whites (not quite as bad as the mid-90s Cavs road unis).

    If you remember, the classic lowercase “b” in the team logo was capitalized and outlined in red, making it all but illegible. The rear nameplate had a capitalized first letter with the rest in lowercase–the whole nameplate was also outlined in red, making it look like an ink spill.

    They did tweak it for the next year, taking out the superfluous trim and making the nameplate all caps. Still the “improved” design (which survived until the name change to Wizards in 1998) has got to at least be the most boring uni in NBA history.

    Either way, I can’t find a good photo of this monstrosity. Can anyone help?[/quote]

    Man, I can’t find a photo of those and I’m dying to see them. We’re talking about this generation of Bullets unis, right?[/quote]

    Yes, that’s the road red from that year! The capital B! The horrible italic number! But the home whites are missing from the internet.
    I even searched for that team’s two big stars–Bernard King and Moses Malone–but came away empty. I found Moses in about 15 other uniforms–Paul should do a piece just on him!

  • ToasterPoodle | February 14, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”54523″]Spring Training is upon us. Hallelujah!
    Check out the kicks on Charlie Hustle from 1972.
    http://sportsillustr...
    note the white jacket sleeves too

  • Tom C. | February 14, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    Ads at Wrigley

    For some reason this does bother me that much, although I know it will upset some. Fenway brought back the ads on the Green Monster, but the original monster was covered with ads – so it isn’t entirely a new trend.

  • Harry | February 20, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    Dig these socks