This real money site caters to all players, with reviews on mobile games you can play, including slots, blackjack, and roulette.

Corey Story

corey.jpg

On August 6th, 2004, Corey Patterson of the Cubs stepped up the plate to lead off the game against the Giants. He struck out. He went on to strike out three additional times that day, part of a miserable game in which he took an 0-for-5 collar and left three men on base.

And thanks to reader Mark Provenzano, we now know the source of Patterson’s troubles that day. Provenzano was sitting in a box seat near the Cubs dugout, about two feet from the deck circle. And as Patterson stood on deck during the top of the 4th, Provenzano couldn’t believe what he saw. So he took a photo of it — look.

Now, it’s hardly a news flash that today’s MLBers are more than a little misguided when it comes to the intersection of pant, sock, and shoe. But I’ve never seen anything as confused as what Patterson was doing in that game. This is a major league ballplayer?! The mind fairly boggles.

I immediately began canvassing old pics of Patterson, including several dozen from the 2004 season, but there was nothing even remotely like Provenzano’s photo. Maybe it was a one-game thing.

But if so, that was one game too many. Debacles like this just underscore how badly MLB needs to enforce some sort of pant/hosiery regulation — something I’ve been clamoring for ever since Uni Watch’s inception seven years ago. Bud Selig, kindly pull George Mitchell off the steroids probe and put him to work on drafting a set of lower-leg guildlines, pronto.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Ruben Sierra has changed his off-field wardrobe. … Sports reporters have to watch what they wear. … Note the name and uni number on the toes of Soriano’s socks (as spotted by Jacob Reed). … Interesting story here about Akinori Iwamura’s bats (with thanks to Cork Gaines). … Jeremy Brahm reports that Dodgers flameout Norihiro Nakamura is back in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons. “Nakamura has basically burned almost all of his bridges in Japanese baseball and has been injured numerous times in the past,” says Jeremy, “so his uniform number right now with the Dragons is 205.” … Stirrups alert: Indians pitcher Jeremy Sowers. … A Redskins blog is reporting that the team will be wearing 75th-anniversary uniforms next season. … There were some stunningly inappropriate bat boy stylings on display yesterday. … Not quite uni-related, but this might have some equipment implications. … Did Sammy Sosa get his hair straightened or what? … Looks like the Twins’ backstops are still doing the retro catcher’s helmet thing this season. … Excellent roundup of regrettable minor league hockey jerseys here, penned by Uni Watch comments section mainstay Teebz — nicely done.

 

173 comments to Corey Story

  • Miguel | March 5, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    Patterson must’ve lost a bet – that can be the only plausible explanation.

  • Original Jim | March 5, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    Not the first time I’ve seen socks outside the shoes. I was working a semi-pro football game last summer, and one of the wide receivers wore his socks over his shoes. It wasn’t even like spats, where the toe and heel shoe through. The entire shoes were covered up by the socks, but the cleats poked through the bottom.

    I asked one of his teammates why, and he just said “he likes to wear them that way”. I didn’t think it made sense…I saw him lose his footing a few times.

    Bear in mind, the game was being played on a new turf field. So new, in fact, the turf was a little shiny. So it must have been like playing basketball in your socks on a linoleum floor.

  • Mark in Shiga | March 5, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    As for Norihiro Nakamura’s #205 — when Nippon Pro Baseball instituted the “developmental player” system last year, they decided that these players, who can only appear in minor-league games, had to have three-digit numbers. (If they get called up, their numbers have to change.)

    Most of the teams put these guys’ numbers right at the beginning (100, 101, 102…), or right after their staffers who already had three-digit numbers (which put the developmental guys in the 120s), but the Chunichi Dragons — no idea why — decided that these guys would be numbered in the 200s. Last year, the highest jersey number record was nearly doubled when #202 Takeshita got into a game. Nakamura should edge him out this year unless the Dragons keep him on the big club to open the season.

  • baude | March 5, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    nice links in teebz’s blog. i especially like the attention to detail in the el paso buzzards strip. they even included stink lines.

  • Columbus | March 5, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow

  • Kim | March 5, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    I’m too lazy to look it up, but was Patterson in a slump before that game? If so, he may have been trying to change the mo-jo a bit.

  • Tuffy | March 5, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Review of 2007 UCI pro cycling jerseys here:
    http://thefogofwork....

  • Natron | March 5, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Well, I’ll say this about them… the unis will leave plenty of room for Buckeye fans to get their undies in a bunch.

  • Ben Wideman | March 5, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Is this for real??? That is a crime.

    Anyone else notice that this jersey has a brewers patch?? Does that strike anyone else as odd?

  • Josh | March 5, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    Patterson’s stirrups reminded me of my time in little league back in the early ’80s. In those days, everyone was issued a pair of gray pants (used-yuck), a trucker-style mesh backed hat, a t-shirt jersey that felt like it was made out of felt, and, yes, a pair of stirrups. (See, only SOME equipment has improved since then.) Many of those young players would do just like Patterson is doing in the picture because they couldn’t stand that “lump” in their shoes. I was never one to go for that – it was high pants for me and properly worn stirrups – but seeing that again brought back some fun 25 year old memories!Maybe it was just “1980s Little League appreciation day that evening” Wonder if he had any Big League Chew or traded any Garbage Pail Kids between innings?!?!??

  • Jeff | March 5, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    What were they smoking when the thought this up?

  • Natron | March 5, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”58421″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Is this for real??? That is a crime.

    Anyone else notice that this jersey has a brewers patch?? Does that strike anyone else as odd?[/quote]

    For Uni Watch old-timers, it’s probably not. It’s been established that the Milwaukee Admirals are sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers (I’d like to some Uni Watch posts, but I’m having trouble pulling up any achived pages). In fact, in case you missed it, the Admirals actually have worn “Bob Uecker” jerseys for a cross-promotion.

  • Talon Lardner | March 5, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Dang… I’m not proud to say it, but I’ll be honest. I thought the Ohio State uniform example was a man wearing a skirt… and I thought we left that back with Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not that I’m against Man-skirts, though…

  • ID | March 5, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    More cycling: Team CSC has a short article on their website about the process used to design this year’s team uni.

    http://www.cervelo.c...

  • Daren Landers | March 5, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    Great write-up by Teebz on the minor league jerseys.
    I’ll be attending that Moose game when they hold their Military Tribute Night, so I’ll be able to see first hand whether the uniforms are cool or they ‘assault’ my senses or are ‘offensive’.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    Did Sammy Sosa get his hair straightened or what? …
    Either that or he went heavy on the bryl cream.

  • Jeffew | March 5, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”58421″]

    Anyone else notice that this jersey has a brewers patch?? Does that strike anyone else as odd?[/quote]

    It’s the result of a partnership agreement between the Admirals and the Brewers. Details Here

  • Christopher | March 5, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Thanks for the Hockey Blog In Canada link, that is one of the most bizarre collections I’ve ever seen.

    I wonder if minor league baseball, or other sports have similar (horrible looking) promotions.

  • TD | March 5, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    re; OSU unis

    Those remind me of the old grannyball uniforms. Nice skirts.

    The sleeves are Just Wrong, but at least they seem to match. For now.

  • Beefalo | March 5, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Anyone else notice something odd about the picture of Akinori that Paul put above?

    Looks like he is wearing a pair of these in the photo. I know Manny has rocked the “Thumps” before, but does anyone else wonder if they are listening to anything during practice or a game?

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    I’d say Luongo pretty well has his crease covered, geez, look at the extension on that fella.

  • jay | March 5, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    So, does anyone else think the some of the college Basketball teams have shorts that look like womens skirts? Sometimes they actually “swish” around the legs just like a skirt.

    In addition, all the tugging and adjusting that goes on during a basketball game is annoying, especially during a free throw. It all just looks silly to me.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Whereas Backstrom should be a ‘backup’, waaay out of position.

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Thanks to Paul for linking me. I am eternally endebted to you, Paul, and the first few rounds are on me if you make it to the Twin Cities and/or Canadian Prairies. :o)

    I am still searching for more of the hideous jerseys, but photographic evidence is hard to come by. Perhaps it could be due to the fact that some of these jerseys are ridiculously horrible.

    I have been alerted by a co-worker that the Grand Rapids Griffins wore an AC/DC tribute jersey.

    Also, for those that hated the Tampa Bay Lightning alternates with the lightning bolts all over them, I present to you the Wichita Thunder.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Look at this devotion, Harding had his goalie mask custom painted in support of his sister’s battle with breast cancer.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”58434″]Anyone else notice something odd about the picture of Akinori that Paul put above?

    Looks like he is wearing a pair of these in the photo. I know Manny has rocked the “Thumps” before, but does anyone else wonder if they are listening to anything during practice or a game?[/quote]

    Wow, great catch. I didn’t notice it at first, but sure enough, here’s a photo of him from yesterday.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    ..here’s a closer look.

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”58437″]Whereas Backstrom should be a ‘backup’, waaay out of position.[/quote]

    He was cutting down on the angle? :o)

    In defence of Backstrom, Manny Fernandez is out with a knee injury. Besides, Backstrom is the goalie of the future for the franchise. He’s learning through the old “trial by fire”. ;o)

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    Finally a pic where the Blackhawks are wearing their proper away jerseys.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    Is that Pete Peeters or Pelle Lindbergh (RIP) back in net for the Flyers? ;-)

  • jay | March 5, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    March Madness is a great time for the mens skirt- shorts drinking game.

    Opportunities to play:
    – player holding up shorts while running down court.
    – shorts twisted around players legs.
    – shorts side seam twisted to more than halfway around torso
    -holding-up/adjusting shorts while along the lane for a free throw
    -tripping oneself via shorts
    -parachute inflated shorts

  • jaret | March 5, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    I go to Indiana University, and Armon Bassett was wearing some high top socks with two red stripes in them at the game on saturday against Penn St. Sorry I dont have any pics

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Why does it look like the two Red Wings fans are cheering when Colorado scored the OT winner.?..

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”58444″]Finally a pic where the Blackhawks are wearing their proper away jerseys.[/quote]

    That would be proper home jerseys, Broker.

    Are you trying to set some sort of personal posting record today? :o)

  • Fantos | March 5, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    I don’t know if this has been stated or not, but I wanted to put it out there. Texas A&M has been equipped by Nike for quite a few years, but they are switching to adidas next year.

  • Kenny | March 5, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    What the hell is Nike thinking with those jerseys?!?! As ridiculous as they look, I play in a Rec Basketball League and this guy on the other team was wearing one of these under his basketball jersey (except it was black w/ a white stripe)

  • BuckeyeMark | March 5, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    as a big Buckeye fan I can say the new jersey isn’t so bad – we’ve had the Nike thing with a white strip across the middle of the back for a while. this can’t be much worse.

    the skirts are tough to take though. you have to wonder how far this trend will go until someone remembers that a basketball player occasionally needs to dribble the ball between his legs without the ball getting tangled in his uni….

  • Madd Matt | March 5, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    First off, the new nike jerseys for the tournament are ugly. the jerseys are to tight, the shorts are way to long and baggy and whats with nike thinking people will wear long sleeves…?

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”58450″][quote comment=”58444″]Finally a pic where the Blackhawks are wearing their proper away jerseys.[/quote]

    That would be proper home jerseys, Broker.

    Are you trying to set some sort of personal posting record today? :o)[/quote]
    yes. oh yeah, proper home, geez I hate that. I’m glad next year the home will white, away dark..or is that not yet settled.

  • Kenny | March 5, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    Oh and just be lucky that he wasn’t around for the new Nike jerseys (or even him for that matter)

  • WVU Tom | March 5, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”58423″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    What were they smoking when the thought this up?[/quote]

    And is it just me, or does the Florida model appear to only have one long sleeve?

  • WVU Tom | March 5, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”58456″]Oh and just be lucky that he wasn’t around for the new Nike jerseys (or even him for that matter)[/quote]

    …I’m sure Sir Charles Barkley would love em!

    (Some of us with slightly larger frames know that “form-fitting” is definately not flattering to all).

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”58455″][quote comment=”58450″][quote comment=”58444″]Finally a pic where the Blackhawks are wearing their proper away jerseys.[/quote]

    That would be proper home jerseys, Broker.

    Are you trying to set some sort of personal posting record today? :o)[/quote]
    haha. Teebz, I was in Toronto on the weekend, spoke with a couple of Leaf fans and watched a lot of good hockey, I normally watch the NHL, but being in Canada and watching and talking hockey just makes it so much better. Do you agree with Toronto being the centre of the universe for the NHL?

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”58455″]
    yes. oh yeah, proper home, geez I hate that. I’m glad next year the home will white, away dark..or is that not yet settled.[/quote]

    It has been settled. The rumours are false. Home teams will continue to wear dark until the NHL announces a change. At this time, no announcement = no changes.

  • Broker75 | March 5, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    italics. gone…?

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Did the Red Sox wear blue jerseys yesterday? I thought they wore red BP jerseys.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    Speaking of socks and shoes irregularities, this former Iowa high school wrestler used to wear his socks folded down over his shoes. The state banned the practice mid-season last year but it didn’t phase the wrestler, who still won his 4th state title with a record of 207-1. I mention the title because it leads me to this picture, which compared to the first picture demonstrates the practice of wearing an alternate singlet for Finals matches of tournaments.

    And RE: the Marine turned Padres pitcher–I posted this picture/article a while back but it might’ve been during the dreaded UW shutdown. I think he’ll have no problem looking good in the Padres camouflage uniforms.

  • redemske | March 5, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”58418″]I’m too lazy to look it up, but was Patterson in a slump before that game? If so, he may have been trying to change the mo-jo a bit.[/quote]

    Corey Patterson has been in a slump most of his adult life. A lobotomy is about all that could change that guy’s mojo.

    And in a minor, off-uniform rant — the pic Paul linked of Patterson swinging is telling: he’s getting jammed. Nice pitch selection, bud.

  • Jim | March 5, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Logo Creep strikes again.

    Beckham was hurt when he collided with the advertising signs behind the goal after running to hit a cross into the goal area. The injury was described on the Real Madrid website as possible ligament damage to the right knee.

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”58460″]Teebz, I was in Toronto on the weekend, spoke with a couple of Leaf fans and watched a lot of good hockey, I normally watch the NHL, but being in Canada and watching and talking hockey just makes it so much better. Do you agree with Toronto being the centre of the universe for the NHL?[/quote]

    Absolutely not. Toronto has extremely passionate fans, but they think they are the most important people in the world.

    Personally, I found Detroit fans to be far more knowledgeable, and they bleed red-and-white. I was also impressed with Ottawa fans as they seem to enjoy the rivalries with Buffalo and Pittsburgh far more than the Toronto fans. To them, it’s a fun rivalry more than it is a war.

    Toronto is an important city in the NHL’s spectrum, but I wouldn’t say they are the most important city.

  • Willy Billy | March 5, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    A couple of things:

    Cpl. Cooper Brannan stated that he moves all of his fingers down one spot in his mitt. He leaves the index finger slot of his glove empty.

    Also, lay off the spring training bat boys! Equipment managers have so many things to do in spring training, and they often have a new batboy every other day, so fitting each batboy in his own complete uniform is not always possible.

  • David N | March 5, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Some related sad sites at the NC State baseball games this past weekend. I’m not even sure how they’re doing it. The third pic is the most disturbing.

    http://www.imagehost...
    http://www.imagehost...
    http://www.imagehost...

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”58472″]
    Cpl. Cooper Brannan stated that he moves all of his fingers down one spot in his mitt. He leaves the index finger slot of his glove empty.
    [/quote]

    Ironically, I still do this today. I learned that as a kid from a coach who had his index finger broken on a liner back to the mound. I play third now, and I can’t tell you how many times I am thankful in learning this little trick with balls being ripped down the line at me.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    I have a small item about logos shaved into players’ hair on today’s Page 2 index page. Covers mostly the same ground that was covered in the weekend open threads, but it’s kinda worth it just for the last link.

  • Ben | March 5, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)

  • Chuck | March 5, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    Check these out. From College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Some of the best you will ever see. They even have an ‘S’ on the stirrups on their home unis. Here are the links, home, alt home, and away. The coaches need to get with the program though. Many more great pics on the site.

  • ToasterPoodle | March 5, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”58420″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Well, I’ll say this about them… the unis will leave plenty of room for Buckeye fans to get their undies in a bunch.[/quote]
    I don’t know that they’ll be all that bad. Remember Florida already wore their version of them (without the long sleeves, what was that?)with very little fanfare.

  • Steve | March 5, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Sort of a uni-related item in the news…..

    http://www.pr-inside...

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”58476″]Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)[/quote]

    I’m wondering why, in the first picture, the sleeves have a Nike symbol that is upside down? The only time that logo would be rightside up is if Manny holds his arms straight up. Perhaps Nike’s quality-control is failing more than usual…

  • Kenny | March 5, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”58480″][quote comment=”58476″]Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)[/quote]

    I’m wondering why, in the first picture, the sleeves have a Nike symbol that is upside down? The only time that logo would be rightside up is if Manny holds his arms straight up. Perhaps Nike’s quality-control is failing more than usual…[/quote]

    Unless he put them on upside down

  • Metsfan AZ | March 5, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”58480″][quote comment=”58476″]Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)[/quote]

    I’m wondering why, in the first picture, the sleeves have a Nike symbol that is upside down? The only time that logo would be rightside up is if Manny holds his arms straight up. Perhaps Nike’s quality-control is failing more than usual…[/quote]
    If they’re just a sleeve (a la Iverson) then Manny just put them on upside down. just a thought

  • Original Jim | March 5, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”58465″]Did the Red Sox wear blue jerseys yesterday? I thought they wore red BP jerseys.[/quote]

    Red Sox have 2 BP jerseys. Red for home, blue for road.

  • Jaye | March 5, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    Re: Sammy’s hair.
    Many (not all) black people of Latin/Hispanic descent have very thick, soft hair. When it gets wet, that’s what happens to it. Nothing chemical going on there.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”58482″][quote comment=”58480″][quote comment=”58476″]Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)[/quote]

    I’m wondering why, in the first picture, the sleeves have a Nike symbol that is upside down? The only time that logo would be rightside up is if Manny holds his arms straight up. Perhaps Nike’s quality-control is failing more than usual…[/quote]
    If they’re just a sleeve (a la Iverson) then Manny just put them on upside down. just a thought[/quote]

    Ahh…gotcha. I guess I didn’t even think that they might just be sleeves and not a full shirt. Makes sense now

  • Josh | March 5, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    Many teams in Spring Training don’t have full time bat boys. Usually they just grab a kid out of the stands and ask him if he wants to be the bat boy for that day. Therefore the bat boys in spring training don’t wear uniforms.
    Sometimes they’ll give them a t-shirt from the clubhouse so the kids at least are wearing the team’s logo on a t-shirt but it is rare to have fully uniformed batboys for Spring Training games. (At least here in Arizona)

  • joe | March 5, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    they are wearing pajama shorts and ass ugly shirts. I think those unis could be substituted for the pile o’ crap in the el paso buzzards unis.

  • Eric | March 5, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    These pics from MLB 2K7 show the Phillies jerseys have “Phillies” underlined. Does this accurately reflect a uni change or is it a mistake?
    http://sportsillustr

    http://sportsillustr

  • Super Rookie | March 5, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    A far better analysis of the Cycling Pro Tour uniforms is on my blog.

    Tuffy is completely wrong in his analysis of team kits.

    Boy oh Boy spandex is so hot right now.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”58487″]Many teams in Spring Training don’t have full time bat boys. Usually they just grab a kid out of the stands and ask him if he wants to be the bat boy for that day. Therefore the bat boys in spring training don’t wear uniforms.
    Sometimes they’ll give them a t-shirt from the clubhouse so the kids at least are wearing the team’s logo on a t-shirt but it is rare to have fully uniformed batboys for Spring Training games. (At least here in Arizona)[/quote]

    The Phillies managed to have had a properly attired bat boy yesterday.

  • Ethan | March 5, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]
    There’s nothing to say that hasn’t already been said somewhere, but those might be the ugliest uniforms ever in the history of all time, their continued existence is a blight on all mankind and an indictment of all humanity up until this point.

  • joe | March 5, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”58444″]Finally a pic where the Blackhawks are wearing their proper away jerseys.[/quote]

    only problem is they were at home, I wish they would go back to home whites. The home crowd knows the colors of the dark jersey. Its cool to see the other teams colors. Otherwise its just “your teams darks agains the whites”, it looks the same every game.

  • Ethan | March 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    Nice to see they’re getting back to that long history of SILVER at Syracuse…I hate everything right now

  • Beantown | March 5, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”58443″][quote comment=”58437″]Whereas Backstrom should be a ‘backup’, waaay out of position.[/quote]

    He was cutting down on the angle? :o)

    In defence of Backstrom, Manny Fernandez is out with a knee injury. Besides, Backstrom is the goalie of the future for the franchise. He’s learning through the old “trial by fire”. ;o)[/quote]

    You’re “goalie of the future” is 29 years old, and an Unrestricted Free Agent at the end of the season, so he’s probably on the way out of town. As for him being out of position, I actually saw the goal in question. It was a tip in the slot on a slap shot from Willie Mitchell. He had no shot to make the save. Not uni related, I know, but worth mentioning.

  • Josh | March 5, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”58491″][quote comment=”58487″]Many teams in Spring Training don’t have full time bat boys. Usually they just grab a kid out of the stands and ask him if he wants to be the bat boy for that day. Therefore the bat boys in spring training don’t wear uniforms.
    Sometimes they’ll give them a t-shirt from the clubhouse so the kids at least are wearing the team’s logo on a t-shirt but it is rare to have fully uniformed batboys for Spring Training games. (At least here in Arizona)[/quote]

    The Phillies managed to have had a properly attired bat boy yesterday.[/quote]

    Like I said, that’s generally how it’s done here in Arizona. The Grapefruit League teams may do things a bit differently.

  • matt | March 5, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]
    Don’t know how many of you will remember this, but in the mid-80s Nike tried out spandex bb unis for a few schools. The uniforms were a one piece singlet-type, similar to wrestlers.
    One school I recall was NC State, but the players thought the uniform was a little too “revealing” – if you know what I mean. You could tell if they were packing or not. So Nike added shorts for the players to wear over the uni-tard. They wore them once or twice, the players hated them, and they ditched the idea. It was around the time Rodney Monroe and Chris Corchiani were there. I’ll see if I can find some pics.

  • Chico | March 5, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    Watched my Flames play the Oilers on Saturday, and the Oil were wearing their vintage royal blue and orange unis. Everything was right, jersey, socks, pants even the helmets were the right colour of blue. Makes me wonder what’s up with the Sabres and their ‘retro’ unis. They wear their new pants with the old jerseys – looks ridiculous. The slanted lines and silver trim on the pants don’t match anything else they’ve got on. And couldn’t they invest in a set of helmets that look like something Danny Gare would’ve worn?

  • Matthew S. | March 5, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”58492″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]
    There’s nothing to say that hasn’t already been said somewhere, but those might be the ugliest uniforms ever in the history of all time, their continued existence is a blight on all mankind and an indictment of all humanity up until this point.[/quote]

    What is the point behind making the jersey skin tight? What’s the logic behind changing basketball uniforms so drastically? They look like dresses.

    In relation to Corey Patterson, he has always reminded me of Willie Mays Hayes in the movie Major League.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    Colts? Blue pants? Whaaaaa

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Eric | March 5, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”58489″]These pics from MLB 2K7 show the Phillies jerseys have “Phillies” underlined. Does this accurately reflect a uni change or is it a mistake?

    sorry. messed up the link. here ya go:
    http://sportsillustr...

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    Here’s a coaching staff that “gets it.”

    http://sportsillustr...

    http://sportsillustr...

    Weird to see the Tigers’ road unis with the home batting helmet:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Anthony | March 5, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”58477″]Check these out. From College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Some of the best you will ever see. They even have an ‘S’ on the stirrups on their home unis. Here are the links, home, alt home, and away. The coaches need to get with the program though. Many more great pics on the site.[/quote]

    Ummm… why do their alt home unis say “Giants?” I figure it’s the whole “sequoias being big (giant?) trees” thing–is that where it stems from (no pun intended)?

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    I thought I read somewhere that he had to get a haircut and start wearing his cap straight-ahead.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    Even when you’re wearing sneakers!?! Awful.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Chris Doran | March 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”58457″][quote comment=”58423″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    What were they smoking when the thought this up?[/quote]

    And is it just me, or does the Florida model appear to only have one long sleeve?[/quote]

    I see that also, and it looks like the OSU jersey has two long sleeves, while Syracuse has two short sleeves…

    So will teams have a choice of which of the three versions they can wear?? Will it be consistent in the team itself, i.e. the forwards wearing short sleeves, the guards in long sleeves and the center in the combo?

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”58495″][quote comment=”58443″][quote comment=”58437″]Whereas Backstrom should be a ‘backup’, waaay out of position.[/quote]

    He was cutting down on the angle? :o)

    In defence of Backstrom, Manny Fernandez is out with a knee injury. Besides, Backstrom is the goalie of the future for the franchise. He’s learning through the old “trial by fire”. ;o)[/quote]

    You’re “goalie of the future” is 29 years old, and an Unrestricted Free Agent at the end of the season, so he’s probably on the way out of town.[/quote]

    The goalie of the future will be hopefully resigned by Risebrough. Otherwise, they go with Harding who is admirable, but not a full-time starter. Backstrom is a far better goalie, and has replaced Roloson without any doubt.

  • tessa | March 5, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”58440″]Look at this devotion, Harding had his goalie mask custom painted in support of his sister’s battle with breast cancer.[/quote]

    What a man. His sister’s spirit has to soar every time she sees him play in that.

    I love this kid’s face. He is so clearly thinking “Don’t drop them, don’t drop them, don’t drop them…”

  • Jonathon | March 5, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    Ok, it seems like there are WAY more stripes on one leg compared to the other:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Chris Doran | March 5, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”58509″]Ok, it seems like there are WAY more stripes on one leg compared to the other:

    http://sportsillustr...

    WOW! are his pants tucked into his shoes…Can’t wait to see that in real life

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    I believe someone had mentioned the faux pas made by Jiri Hudler in the Blackhawks-Red Wings game the other day. Hudler came out with his red helmet on instead of his white helmet. Here’s the photo evidence.

  • Ben | March 5, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    One more Manny Ramirez related post from me today and a pretty interesting one. After a little research of Manny’s new spikes, since I had never seen them before, I found that they are actually a Nike football shoe put onto a baseball spike sole. A good shot of Manny’s spikes here and here. The Nike football cleat is the Vapor Jet TD found here. This is not new for Manny however, the RBK cleats work by David Ortiz and himself previously were originally a football cleat. Also, upon reviewing the photos closer it looks like Manny’s cleats may still have the football spike pattern. An expert here will certainly help me.

  • Kenny | March 5, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”58508″][quote comment=”58440″]Look at this devotion, Harding had his goalie mask custom painted in support of his sister’s battle with breast cancer.[/quote]

    What a man. His sister’s spirit has to soar every time she sees him play in that.

    I love this kid’s face. He is so clearly thinking “Don’t drop them, don’t drop them, don’t drop them…”[/quote]

    He kinda looks like this kid

  • Jeff B | March 5, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    I’m too lazy to look it up, but was Patterson in a slump before that game? If so, he may have been trying to change the mo-jo a bit.

    Corey Patterson has been in a slump most of his adult life. A lobotomy is about all that could change that guy’s mojo.

    And in a minor, off-uniform rant — the pic Paul linked of Patterson swinging is telling: he’s getting jammed. Nice pitch selection, bud.

    I agree completely. Basically Patterson is on pace to have as many strikeouts as Sosa in about 2 seasons. Thats really saying something being Sosa has the second most K’s all time.

  • Kyle at IU | March 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    I wouldn’t call the new Nike basketball jerseys a swing and a miss. I would say they’re more of a foul tip that lands in the catcher’s glove…so close, yet not close enough. The tightness of the jersey top has an almost throwback feel to them. Remember: jerseys in every sport used to be tighter than what they are now. However, Nike FAILED….F-A-I-L-E-D with the baggy capri pants. If the top half of the uniform is going to be tight, you gotta at least tighten up the shorts a bit. It just looks ridiculous.

    Side note: The gator-skin pattern looks kinda cool in black.

  • Chuck | March 5, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”58503″][quote comment=”58477″]Check these out. From College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Some of the best you will ever see. They even have an ‘S’ on the stirrups on their home unis. Here are the links, home, alt home, and away. The coaches need to get with the program though. Many more great pics on the site.[/quote]

    Ummm… why do their alt home unis say “Giants?” I figure it’s the whole “sequoias being big (giant?) trees” thing–is that where it stems from (no pun intended)?[/quote]
    The team nickname is the Giants. The usually go with the ‘S’. A very strict traditional program. Stirrup and pant heights are mandated.

  • Kenny | March 5, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    What the hell?!?! The World Series MVP isn’t even one of the top rated shortstops in MLB 2K7?!?! Buncha crap

  • Mark in Cincy | March 5, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    On Saturday, I posted a bit about new CBJ goalie Brian Boucher and his taped-up helmet. I finally found a little picture evidence. Furthermore, it certainly looks like he is wearing his old Blackhawks pads (they look red and black to me, but I can’t be certain). If that is the case, at least the CBJ blue is close to black.

  • Minna H. | March 5, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”58508″][quote comment=”58440″]Look at this devotion, Harding had his goalie mask custom painted in support of his sister’s battle with breast cancer.[/quote]

    What a man. His sister’s spirit has to soar every time she sees him play in that.
    [/quote]

    tessa, I gotta tell you, I saw that mask in action, and I was not impressed. As I said a few days ago, he should have a pic of his sister painted onto his mask instead.

    Teebz, I like the AC/DC tribute jersey. Keep posting the promo jerseys as you find them.

    As for the new Nike unis: Just Don’t Do It. Those things reek.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | March 5, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    At least it looks like the have both Detroit D’s in the game.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”58501″]These pics from MLB 2K7 show the Phillies jerseys have “Phillies” underlined. Does this accurately reflect a uni change or is it a mistake?

    sorry. messed up the link. here ya go:
    http://sportsillustr...

    http://sportsillustr...

    No uni change for the Phils — it’s a mistake in the game.

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”58521″]On Saturday, I posted a bit about new CBJ goalie Brian Boucher and his taped-up helmet. I finally found a little picture evidence.

    Furthermore, it certainly looks like he is wearing his old Blackhawks pads (they look red and black to me, but I can’t be certain). If that is the case, at least the CBJ blue is close to black.[/quote]

    Yeah, Boucher was a waiver wire pick-up. He was wearing his Chicago gear.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”58510″][quote comment=”58509″]Ok, it seems like there are WAY more stripes on one leg compared to the other:

    http://sportsillustr...

    WOW! are his pants tucked into his shoes…Can’t wait to see that in real life[/quote]

    Perhaps they were trying to compensate for the numerous armbands around his left arm? Do stripes counteract armbands?

  • Jim | March 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    Ok, it seems like there are WAY more stripes on one leg compared to the other:

    http://sportsillustr

    Now, it could be all about angles … but do you notice the lack of a “NY” logo on his jersey front, but the Majestic “M” shows clear as day on his sleeve?

  • Travis | March 5, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    Re: batboys unis or lack thereof.

    oh for fucks sake, it’s FUCKING SPRING FUCKING TRAINING.

    The only reason that people go to the games is so they can get drunk and puke in their seats, and get away with it, which they can’t do during the regular season, as well as shouting at women to “Show us your tits.”

    They couldn’t give two shits about what the batboys look like. In point of fact the only way that the fans or anyone else with an ounce of sense should give a fuck is if they used naked Penthouse Pets as batboys.

  • Madd Matt | March 5, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    As fun as they can be, I generally don’t enjoy baseball video games. They don’t seem to translate as well in the game, and I’m not sure why. It’s weird, cause football games seems to be pretty flawless these days…

  • Jim | March 5, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    Manny Ramirez certainly spent no time displaying his new contract status with Nike. As seen in his typical, yet now illegal (no New Era here) swimcappy thing as well as armbands and bright white spikes, here and here-ish (hopefully that’s Wily Mo Coyote’s RBK emblazoned bag below them and not a case of Manny being Contract Breacher.)

    I’m wondering why, in the first picture, the sleeves have a Nike symbol that is upside down? The only time that logo would be rightside up is if Manny holds his arms straight up. Perhaps Nike’s quality-control is failing more than usual…

    Imagine Manny at bat, just about to swing. How will the logo look then? I almost have to give Nike credit for thinking that far forward.

  • Phil | March 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    I know I’m showing my age, but it sure seems ridiculous to me to be “obsessively” studying uniforms on a video game. Stirups outside the shoes, horrible looking new age Nike basketball uniforms, and alternate hockey sweaters, they’re all fair game. But video games ?.?.?.?

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Great job Teebz!!!!! I LOVE looking at these promo jerseys. I agreed with you on almost all of them…the Shreveport jerseys are terrible…but I like the cow jersey.

    One thing is for certain though, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins definitely have their act together. Looking at THE GALLERY OF UNIS on the team’s website, I can’t find one that I don’t like.

    HERE’S A LINK to a picture of a jersey for the now-defunct New Orleans Brass of the ECHL. It’s actually the 2nd logo and jersey the team used. In my opinion, it was a HUGE step-down from the original jersey and logo. I’m still trying to find a picture of that.

  • Jeff | March 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    Regarding those hideous basketball unis, the article mentions OSU, FL, Arizona, and Syracuse. Wasn’t North Carolina supposed to have new unis too or am I mistaken?

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    Just found THIS PICTURE of the hideous away jersey the team wore.

  • Ben | March 5, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”58526″][quote comment=”58501″]These pics from MLB 2K7 show the Phillies jerseys have “Phillies” underlined. Does this accurately reflect a uni change or is it a mistake?

    sorry. messed up the link. here ya go:
    http://sportsillustr...

    http://sportsillustr...

    No uni change for the Phils — it’s a mistake in the game.[/quote]

    Boy that’s not the only mistake in the game lt alone that first picture. Either they have some awful designers at 2K Sports or Juan Pierre has been applying a little too much flaxseed oil.

  • Matthew S. | March 5, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.

  • Tim from isu | March 5, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    I thought i was the most dedicated ISU uniwatcher, but allison congrats i know give you the title.
    As for the baggy shorts, i talked with the players from ISU and they said they did not like their super baggy shorts, but that is what Nike had given them and therefore it was what they had to wear.

    Say what you want about Bobby Knight, but his teams are ALWAYS well dressed.

  • TonyE | March 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    The only reason that people go to the games is so they can get drunk and puke in their seats, and get away with it, which they can’t do during the regular season, as well as shouting at women to “Show us your tits.”

    Travis- small clarification. What you describe above sounds like a typical mid-summer game in the Wrigley Field bleachers…and you can add “Jacque sucks” to get it down perfectly…

    Sammy

  • Minna H. | March 5, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”58539″]Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.[/quote]

    Matthew S., thanks for making the point I wanted to make, in a funny and incisive way. I laughed out loud at your post. Kudos to you.

    I think the faces on the players in the video game are spooky. They are almost human, but not quite. Much like many players themselves! As for the unis in the games, I am not surprised that they aren’t detail-perfect as people will buy the game regardless of accuracy.

    I actually like the Iwamura bats. Go figure.

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    OK, so far I have found THIS IMAGE of the New Orleans Brass playing a home game in their original unis. The team is in white with a MUCH better look than the jerseys I posted previously.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”58540″]I thought i was the most dedicated ISU uniwatcher, but allison congrats i know give you the title.
    As for the baggy shorts, i talked with the players from ISU and they said they did not like their super baggy shorts, but that is what Nike had given them and therefore it was what they had to wear.

    Say what you want about Bobby Knight, but his teams are ALWAYS well dressed.[/quote]

    Are you talking to me? I don’t remember saying anything about baggy shorts but I could be wrong…and was Texas Tech wearing throwbacks against us (ISU) Saturday night? Or are those their normal uni’s? Their shorts definitely look short compared to ISU’s. I was kind of hoping Bobby would throw a chair just for kicks but it didn’t happen. Oh well I’ve still got three years here maybe someday.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Is that the same Travis we had issues with just before the UW hiatus? I believe he actually morphed into someone named Trevor after a few posts. Anyone else remember this?

    And Iowa State will be wearing throwback uniforms in honor of the 1977 Peach Bowl team during the annual showdown with Iowa in September. I’ve tried to find a picture of the ’77 team but none so far. I’ll keep looking…

  • Jeff | March 5, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Take a look at this in 1977 Iowa started up the in state battle with Iowa state for the first time in nearly half a century and Iowa state ended up wearing jerseys that read “beat Iowa” on the front


    here

  • Beantown | March 5, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”58530″]Re: batboys unis or lack thereof.

    oh for fucks sake, it’s FUCKING SPRING FUCKING TRAINING.

    The only reason that people go to the games is so they can get drunk and puke in their seats, and get away with it, which they can’t do during the regular season, as well as shouting at women to “Show us your tits.”

    They couldn’t give two shits about what the batboys look like. In point of fact the only way that the fans or anyone else with an ounce of sense should give a fuck is if they used naked Penthouse Pets as batboys.[/quote]

    Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you stop talking for a while.

  • Dan | March 5, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”58500″]Colts? Blue pants? Whaaaaa

    http://sportsillustr...

    Come on, Indianapolis. Please bring these blue pants back, versus that awful all-white. If anything, at least bring back the striped socks.

  • joekapp11 | March 5, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    Minnesota’s wrestling team won the Big 10 Championship and forfeited 5 team points by wearing an alternate uniform in the finals.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”58549″]Minnesota’s wrestling team won the Big 10 Championship and forfeited 5 team points by wearing an alternate uniform in the finals.

    [/quote]

    I didn’t know alternate singlets were penalized in the NCAA. High school doesnt have a problem with it, not really sure what the big deal is.

  • jkads | March 5, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    I see that also, and it looks like the OSU jersey has two long sleeves, while Syracuse has two short sleeves…

    So will teams have a choice of which of the three versions they can wear?? Will it be consistent in the team itself, i.e. the forwards wearing short sleeves, the guards in long sleeves and the center in the combo?

    Seems to me that each player will have the choice of the length of sleeves and other alterations per this sentence from the article: Players will also be able to customize their uniforms by adding options like padded shorts (to protect against the errant knee or elbow) and Dwyane Wade–style leg wraps.

  • Matthew S. | March 5, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”58545″]Is that the same Travis we had issues with just before the UW hiatus? I believe he actually morphed into someone named Trevor after a few posts. Anyone else remember this?

    And Iowa State will be wearing throwback uniforms in honor of the 1977 Peach Bowl team during the annual showdown with Iowa in September. I’ve tried to find a picture of the ’77 team but none so far. I’ll keep looking…[/quote]

    I do remember a guy from a few weeks ago whose name kept changing as he made posts and I think 6 or 7 people piled onto him.

    My question is this: how pathetic is a person’s life when the only way to get their jollies is for them to go onto a message board and attempt to verbally trash some aspect of the board?

    As Paul has said in the past, usually we should just ignore whatever idiots come here to be loud and try to cause trouble, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

    Oh, and if Travis in comment 103 is reading this now, the above was a rhetorical question. You don’t need to tell us how pathetic your life actually is.

    And now back to uniforms…

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”58535″]Great job Teebz!!!!! I LOVE looking at these promo jerseys. I agreed with you on almost all of them…the Shreveport jerseys are terrible…but I like the cow jersey.

    One thing is for certain though, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins definitely have their act together. Looking at THE GALLERY OF UNIS on the team’s website, I can’t find one that I don’t like.

    HERE’S A LINK to a picture of a jersey for the now-defunct New Orleans Brass of the ECHL. It’s actually the 2nd logo and jersey the team used. In my opinion, it was a HUGE step-down from the original jersey and logo. I’m still trying to find a picture of that.[/quote]

    I hear you, Kerry. Along the lines of brass instruments, I’m on the hunt for a Macon Whoopee image right now. I love that team name!

  • BA | March 5, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    It looks a little funny when the colored insert on the new BP hats matches the guy’s hair that is wearing it…

    Pic

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    Here are more images of jerseys for the New Orleans Brass, including two alternates.

    IMAGE 1: game-worn home jersey 2000-01 (front)
    IMAGE 2: game-worn home jersey 2000-01 (back)

    IMAGE 3: game-worn away jersey 2000-01 (front)
    IMAGE 4: game-worn away jersey 2000-01 (back)

    IMAGE 5: game-worn home jersey 2001-02 (front)
    IMAGE 6: game-worn home jersey 2001-02 (back)

    IMAGE 7: game-worn away jersey 2001-02 (front)
    IMAGE 8: game-worn away jersey 2001-02 (back)

    The following two pics are of a one-time uni taking the secondary jester logo (usually on the shoulder) and modifying it for the front of the unis
    JESTER JERSEY 1: 2001-02 season (front)
    JESTER JERSEY 2: 2001-02 season (back)

    The last 2 pictures are of a special throwback-STYLE jersey worn during the 2000-01 season. As far as I know, they aren’t a throwback to anything in particular I actually kind of like them though.
    FRONT
    BACK

  • jkads | March 5, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    Florida’s future jersey on Niketown:

    Black

    and

    Blue

  • ALK | March 5, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    The defecating cow hockey jersey is great. I would have loved to be in the meeting where that idea was pitched.

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”58553″][quote comment=”58535″]Great job Teebz!!!!! I LOVE looking at these promo jerseys. I agreed with you on almost all of them…the Shreveport jerseys are terrible…but I like the cow jersey.

    One thing is for certain though, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins definitely have their act together. Looking at THE GALLERY OF UNIS on the team’s website, I can’t find one that I don’t like.

    HERE’S A LINK to a picture of a jersey for the now-defunct New Orleans Brass of the ECHL. It’s actually the 2nd logo and jersey the team used. In my opinion, it was a HUGE step-down from the original jersey and logo. I’m still trying to find a picture of that.[/quote]

    I hear you, Kerry. Along the lines of brass instruments, I’m on the hunt for a Macon Whoopee image right now. I love that team name![/quote]
    Definitely!

    THIS is much better than THIS

    But I did like THIS as a secondary logo.

  • Matthew S. | March 5, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”58555″]Here are more images of jerseys for the New Orleans Brass, including two alternates.

    IMAGE 1: game-worn home jersey 2000-01 (front)
    IMAGE 2: game-worn home jersey 2000-01 (back)

    IMAGE 3: game-worn away jersey 2000-01 (front)
    IMAGE 4: game-worn away jersey 2000-01 (back)

    IMAGE 5: game-worn home jersey 2001-02 (front)
    IMAGE 6: game-worn home jersey 2001-02 (back)

    IMAGE 7: game-worn away jersey 2001-02 (front)
    IMAGE 8: game-worn away jersey 2001-02 (back)

    The following two pics are of a one-time uni taking the secondary jester logo (usually on the shoulder) and modifying it for the front of the unis
    JESTER JERSEY 1: 2001-02 season (front)
    JESTER JERSEY 2: 2001-02 season (back)

    The last 2 pictures are of a special throwback-STYLE jersey worn during the 2000-01 season. As far as I know, they aren’t a throwback to anything in particular I actually kind of like them though.
    FRONT
    BACK[/quote]

    Do minor league hockey teams reuse their equipment like minor league baseball teams tend to? I ask because while the numbers look like they’re stitched on, the nameplates look much more shoddy and temporary…heat pressed maybe?

  • hot rodd | March 5, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    I wanted to chime in on the Cerveceros conversation of yesterday, i know it doesnt fit today but i am usually not on during the weekend.

    It makes perfect sense for the Brewers to wear the Cerveceros during spring training as the particular area of Phoenix (Maryvale) that Maryvale Ballpark (where the Brewers play thier S.T. games) is located in also has a huge latino population.

    sorry this doesn’t fit with todays’s comments.

  • ENN | March 5, 2007 at 4:56 pm |
  • LoganBuckeye | March 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    I was a bat boy during spring training for the Royals back in the late-’90s.

    I did one game in back to back springs when KC was still in Haines City, FL.

    The team gave me a jersey, pants, a belt, and a helmet. I wore my own stirrups and had my hat on under my helmet.

    The home team provided a bat boy for both teams so I Bat Boyed for the Indians the year after the ’95 Series with a young Manny, ALbert Belle, Lofton, and Thome.

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”58555″]Here are more images of jerseys for the New Orleans Brass, including two alternates….[/quote]
    OK, for some reason the links aren’t working anymore for me and I’m assuming they don’t work anymore for anyone else. So I’m going to post new links to the images that should work:
    IMAGE 1 | IMAGE 2 | IMAGE 3 | IMAGE 4 | IMAGE 5 | IMAGE 6 | IMAGE 7 | IMAGE 8

    JESTER (FRONT) | JESTER (BACK)

    THROWBACK (FRONT) | THROWBACK (BACK)

    Teebz (or anyone else), have you ever known a team to wear “throwback” unis that don’t actually throwback to anything?

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    A THING of BEAUTY!!

  • Beantown | March 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    Do minor league hockey teams reuse their equipment like minor league baseball teams tend to? I ask because while the numbers look like they’re stitched on, the nameplates look much more shoddy and temporary…heat pressed maybe?

    No, They get new jerseys at the beginning of every season. Because of the amount of turnover of rosters at that level, the nametags are changed pretty frequently. As far as the Brass jerseys are concerned, I played against them when I was playing in Mobile, so I get a kick out of that. I also played with Whitchurch in college. Kerry, where did you get all those jersey links?

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”58565″]”Do minor league hockey teams reuse their equipment like minor league baseball teams tend to? I ask because while the numbers look like they’re stitched on, the nameplates look much more shoddy and temporary…heat pressed maybe?

    No, They get new jerseys at the beginning of every season. Because of the amount of turnover of rosters at that level, the nametags are changed pretty frequently. As far as the Brass jerseys are concerned, I played against them when I was playing in Mobile, so I get a kick out of that. I also played with Whitchurch in college. Kerry, where did you get all those jersey links?[/quote]
    I just came accross this guy’s WEBSHOTS account. He has tons of pics of his jersey collection including minor league, NHL and national team jerseys/sweaters.

    HERE’S HIS PROFILE

  • jeff in detroit | March 5, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    not sure if it has been mentioned but the tigers are wearing cool-flow helmets which they did not do in the past

  • Alex B | March 5, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    Interesting story here about Akinori Iwamura’s bats (with thanks to Cork Gaines).

    Is it just me or did anyone else laugh when they read this. Bats? Cork? Irony?

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”58563″]
    Teebz (or anyone else), have you ever known a team to wear “throwback” unis that don’t actually throwback to anything?[/quote]

    I have never seen a team through back to a team that didn’t exist. To be honest, that’s as cheesy as promotions go. If you don’t have the history of a previous franchise, you can’t just make one up.

  • Teebz | March 5, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”58571″][quote comment=”58563″]
    Teebz (or anyone else), have you ever known a team to wear “throwback” unis that don’t actually throwback to anything?[/quote]

    I have never seen a team THROW BACK to a team that didn’t exist. To be honest, that’s as cheesy as promotions go. If you don’t have the history of a previous franchise, you can’t just make one up.[/quote]

    My day has gotten steadily worse here at work. Apparently, my grammar has as well.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”58539″]Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.[/quote]

    Hate to break to everyone, but picking on me for writing about batboys is perfectly legitimate (if, in my opinion, misguided). Picking on another reader, and making nasty insinuations about him, is not. Back off.

  • Kerry | March 5, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”58571″][quote comment=”58563″]
    Teebz (or anyone else), have you ever known a team to wear “throwback” unis that don’t actually throwback to anything?[/quote]

    I have never seen a team through back to a team that didn’t exist. To be honest, that’s as cheesy as promotions go. If you don’t have the history of a previous franchise, you can’t just make one up.[/quote]
    I agree. It was actually the first I had ever heard about the “throwback” game. I think the jerseys look good, but it was a weird promotion to say the least.

  • Bill T. | March 5, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”58564″]A THING of BEAUTY!![/quote]

    Oui, monsieur!

  • Jerry | March 5, 2007 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”58421″][quote comment=”58415″]Don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here’s a look at OSU’s new unis.
    Wow[/quote]

    Is this for real??? That is a crime.

    Anyone else notice that this jersey has a brewers patch?? Does that strike anyone else as odd?[/quote]

    That’s because Mark Antanassio, who owns the Brewers, is also part owener of the Ads.

  • concealed78 | March 5, 2007 at 6:38 pm |

    For some reason, I actually like the underscore on the botched Phillies uniform. They use it for the logo, but not the uni, same with the Twins & their dropshadow logo.

    I don’t know if I remember this correctly or not, but in 1992 Spring Training, weren’t the Phillies still wearing crimson and waited to keep a secret until Opening Day to unveil the current duds? Didn’t teams used to unveil on Opening Day before it became some fashion show, or has it always been like that?

  • TIM | March 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    Seems that hair is a big topic today, on the women’s side of basketball Cal’s Devanei Hampton had a crazy half and half school color dye job against ASU. Looking for a pic.

  • Jeff E. | March 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”58548″][quote comment=”58500″]Colts? Blue pants? Whaaaaa

    http://sportsillustr...

    Come on, Indianapolis. Please bring these blue pants back, versus that awful all-white. If anything, at least bring back the striped socks.[/quote]

    As much as I dislike white on white in the NFL, I have to say that the blue pants don’t work for me. I remember when the Colts broke those out in the mid-90s for a few games, I thought they looked God-awful. I think they lost every game in those pants and have never worn them since.

  • ACC (the Brain) | March 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”58540″]I thought i was the most dedicated ISU uniwatcher, but allison congrats i know give you the title.
    As for the baggy shorts, i talked with the players from ISU and they said they did not like their super baggy shorts, but that is what Nike had given them and therefore it was what they had to wear.

    Say what you want about Bobby Knight, but his teams are ALWAYS well dressed.[/quote]

    OK I will. He’s a self-absorbed jerk and his teams’ uniforms are awful and bland.

    Yeah let’s make the players as anonymous as possible so I get all the credit for coaching a bunch of nobodies.

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”58573″][quote comment=”58539″]Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.[/quote]

    Hate to break to everyone, but picking on me for writing about batboys is perfectly legitimate (if, in my opinion, misguided). Picking on another reader, and making nasty insinuations about him, is not. Back off.[/quote]

    Paul, I understand what you’re saying and I’m sure everyone else here does as well. Anything written on here is subject to objection by a reader.

    I think it’s just the way (i.e., f-this, f-that) that got us riled up. The posts are usually clean and not set in such an angry tone.

  • Paul Lukas | March 5, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”58583″][quote comment=”58573″][quote comment=”58539″]Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.[/quote]

    Hate to break to everyone, but picking on me for writing about batboys is perfectly legitimate (if, in my opinion, misguided). Picking on another reader, and making nasty insinuations about him, is not. Back off.[/quote]

    Paul, I understand what you’re saying and I’m sure everyone else here does as well. Anything written on here is subject to objection by a reader.

    I think it’s just the way (i.e., f-this, f-that) that got us riled up. The posts are usually clean and not set in such an angry tone.[/quote]

    I hear ya. But his comments were (a) completely on-topic, and (b) directed at me. I can take it — I’m a big boy.

    I appreciate the self-policing nature of the comments section — really. If you don’t like someone’s tone, ask him to dial it down. Or email me and ask me to do something. But insulting someone, basically calling him a moron, etc., just for using the word “fucking,” is not OK. My primary rule here has always been “No slamming each other,” because it just turns into a pissing match. Please respect that rule.

    Thanks.

  • jeff in detroit | March 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    from todays tigers-yankees game: i noticed that verlander wore a regular season cap, not the bp version.

  • douglas | March 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm |

    This is 2K7 so what? 3 weeks from now every chubby weightlifter will show off his winter workout in underarmours. As players got more and more athletic, tops got tighter and tighter, due to technical evolutions and fashion trends, starting with football jerseys. If all sportsmen were to wear the same outfit some day, it would be a tight anyway.
    I think the pictured unis were conceptuals, and both parts purposely exaggerated compared to what Florida actually wore against Tennessee. The black gator texture is remarquable, and the lettering material seems revolutionnary. Customized cut depending on player position, just like in football, is also a great idea.
    Nike simply captured another street trend (arm wraps-bands-pads-tatoos) and turned it into a the next innovation that will keep them ahead for little longer.
    This first MALE experiment can only improve and better tight tops big shorts than the opposite. As long as each team identity is respected, and the players are comfortable with, why not?

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    I give credit to the one man in this photo who knows how to wear his pants (between 28 and 54 on Yankees side).

    One would think that all the rules the Yankees have ot fit tradition (i.e., no facial hair, no long hair), they would know how pants were worn 20+ years ago

  • Buckeye Mike | March 5, 2007 at 9:04 pm |

    damn bots EK, get that crap off here!!!!!! they are going to ruin it for all of us

  • J at The Dundies | March 5, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”58477″]Check these out. From College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Some of the best you will ever see. They even have an ‘S’ on the stirrups on their home unis. Here are the links, home, alt home, and away. The coaches need to get with the program though. Many more great pics on the site.[/quote]

    Oh wow. Those are a thing of beauty. Especially the away ones. Theyre just amazing.

    Also, are the jerseys on the MLB.com store the final ones for 2007?

  • =bg= | March 5, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”58583″][quote comment=”58573″][quote comment=”58539″]Travis, I think you’re on the wrong message board. Here let me redirect you to where you probably meant to go: http://www.jimrome.c...

    I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other people there who, like you, can only express themselves monosyllabically and with excessive expletives and think that in doing both of those things simultaneously that you are making any sort of coherent argument.[/quote]

    Hate to break to everyone, but picking on me for writing about batboys is perfectly legitimate (if, in my opinion, misguided). Picking on another reader, and making nasty insinuations about him, is not. Back off.[/quote]

    Paul, I understand what you’re saying and I’m sure everyone else here does as well. Anything written on here is subject to objection by a reader.

    I think it’s just the way (i.e., f-this, f-that) that got us riled up. The posts are usually clean and not set in such an angry tone.[/quote]

    This is absolutely correct. (And I see my post on this subj appears to have been deleted.) I object to someone using such profanity. It’s not appropriate, however on-topic you may say it is.
    OK, that’s all on that subject.

    Does anyone know when the Giants will break out the All-Star patches- opening day I guess?

  • Danny | March 5, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    @ Allison

    I am pretty sure that the properly attired player in this picture is new Yankee 1B, Doug Mientkiewicz.

    I totally agree with you on the shock that the Yankees don’t encourage this type of tradition on the major league stage. I was pretty sure that the minor league affiliates of the Yankees were required to wear high socks but a quick Google search proved me wrong. If only some organizations required players to wear high socks or stirrups until they made it to the show, some players may get used to it and retain the tradition. Oh well…

  • Madd Matt | March 5, 2007 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”58542″][quote comment=”58539″].

    I actually like the Iwamura bats. Go figure.[/quote]

    those are actually training bats, I know from first had knowledge that when Kaz Matsui was on the mtes he had black and orange ones (although I’m not sure she has purple/black ones on the rockies)

    still, they are kinda cool…

  • Brian | March 5, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    For the ISU guys,
    I’ll if you can’t find a picture of the 1977 jersey I’ll take a picture of one for you. I go to ISU and at one of the dinning halls on campus they have on display. I’ve actually starred at it wondering why they don’t change back to it, they’d actually have such a good jerseys if they did that.

  • Justin | March 5, 2007 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”58551″]I see that also, and it looks like the OSU jersey has two long sleeves, while Syracuse has two short sleeves…

    So will teams have a choice of which of the three versions they can wear?? Will it be consistent in the team itself, i.e. the forwards wearing short sleeves, the guards in long sleeves and the center in the combo?

    Seems to me that each player will have the choice of the length of sleeves and other alterations per this sentence from the article: Players will also be able to customize their uniforms by adding options like padded shorts (to protect against the errant knee or elbow) and Dwyane Wade–style leg wraps.[/quote]

    All this talk bout long sleeves is confusing me. I thought the NCAA did not allow long sleeves, as well as sleeves that are not a solid color?

  • Allison | March 5, 2007 at 11:24 pm |

    Brian, are you talking about Clyde’s over in the UDCC? I think I’ve seen the jersey there…they used to have pics up on the athletic website but I’ve been searching there today and found nothing. I’ll be in the area of Clyde’s tomorrow and see if I can snap a photo.

  • Minna H. | March 5, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”58566″]

    I just came accross this guy’s WEBSHOTS account. He has tons of pics of his jersey collection including minor league, NHL and national team jerseys/sweaters.

    HERE’S HIS PROFILE[/quote]

    Kerry, I have to tell you that I did not like the second logo the first time you posted it, but I became numb and accepted it with the repeated viewings. I do like the first logo much better, however, and I dig the jester logo.

  • Minna H. | March 5, 2007 at 11:31 pm |

    Kerry, my comment was about the Jazz unis you linked. It would help if I actually commented on the right post.

  • andrew | March 5, 2007 at 11:39 pm |

    more on those new unis. however, it makes me wonder… the “new” UF jerseys from last week are different from what’s coming out later. why would they release three jerseys in one year? seems a bit much, i’m betting UF sticks to their first-new ones and no spandex. i’m sure Paul will keep us updated, right?

  • andrew | March 5, 2007 at 11:39 pm |
  • Madd Matt | March 5, 2007 at 11:53 pm |

    huh?!?! now my 11:30post is gone, but the 9/10pm one is there?

  • Tim from isu | March 6, 2007 at 2:35 am |

    whoa! there are three of us here. Brian and allison, i emailed jamie (pollard) and campaigned hardcore for the bball team to adopt throwbacks for next season (100th anniversary). And to get rid of steriod bird and bring back walking cy.

  • Brandon Davis | March 6, 2007 at 2:40 am |

    http://men.style.com...
    Here’s a photo of the new Nike Basketball jerseys.

    You have got to be kidding me. These aren’t basketball jerseys, they’re just dri-fit, and the shorts are huge!

  • Chris | March 6, 2007 at 3:43 am |

    Before anyone has even more heart attacks about the new nike jerseys let me tell you the pics are not accurate for Syracuse and Ohio St. The tightness of the jerseys in that pic makes it look like they have long sleeves, but the models are just wearing undershirts. Go to eastbay:

  • Chris | March 6, 2007 at 3:55 am |

    I dont know how to link

    Im clicking the link button, then putting the urls in, then clicking the link button again, but hmmm Im a moron I guess

  • Alex | March 6, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’d never heard of the College of the Sequoias, but dug their uni’s! Anyhow, I looked it up and turns out that not only do they have a great throwback style, but one of their coaches is none other than Jays great Rance Mulliniks, who was always a pretty big throwback himself.