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Sunday Open Thread

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Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito donned a Devil Rays jersey and flag-adorned cap to toss out the first pitch before yesterday’s Rays/Phils game. Unsurprisingly, he’s a righty.

 

60 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • matt in the nati | March 11, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    how ridiculous does the jersey tucked in to the chinos look

  • Jason | March 11, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    George Washington is wearing a red memorial band on their unis. I can’t remember ever seeing a team wear a memorial band in any color other than black, especially a color that isn’t even in their color scheme.

  • Jeff B | March 11, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    [quote comment=”59546″]how ridiculous does the jersey tucked in to the chinos look[/quote]

    …and the polo shirt under the jersey.

  • Be the Ball | March 11, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    I believe the red band is for Red Auerbach, who is a GW alum.

  • Bernie Langer | March 11, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    That’s very interesting, because last year, I was at a game in Philadelphia where he threw out the first pitch wearing a Phillies uniform. He is a lifelong Phillies fan.

  • James Craven | March 11, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”59547″]“George Washington is wearing a red memorial band on their unis. I can’t remember ever seeing a team wear a memorial band in any color other than black, especially a color that isn’t even in their color scheme.”[/quote]

    That’s in memory of alum Arnold “Red” Auerbach IIRC.

  • Will | March 11, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Doesn’t he have something else to do, like destroying our freedom or something?

  • BIG matt | March 11, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    Yesterday Florida was wearing their regular home uniforms, not the new Nike System of Dress. I don’t know if they have been doing that all SEC tournament or not though. Is it possible they don’t like the System? Let’s hope.

  • J at The Dundies | March 11, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”59558″]Doesn’t he have something else to do, like destroying our freedom or something?[/quote]
    Or protecting it.

  • Wes Walz | March 11, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”59558″]Doesn’t he have something else to do, like destroying our freedom or something?[/quote]

    Sure, Will, and you probably also believe that Chavez will always act in the best interests of the Venezuelan people, and those in S. America as well…

    Getting back to the real point of this board: Can someone please tell Bucknell that the wide-shouldered look has already come and gone? Please?

  • bj in gainesville | March 11, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”59559″]Yesterday Florida was wearing their regular home uniforms, not the new Nike System of Dress. I don’t know if they have been doing that all SEC tournament or not though. Is it possible they don’t like the System? Let’s hope.[/quote]

    Dude, don’t be silly. The only “System” unis they’ve worn in a game are the Blue version. The White and Black are being saved for NCAAs.

  • wooster, oh | March 11, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”59546″]how ridiculous does the jersey tucked in to the chinos look[/quote]

    Forget about the curve ball [Sammy], give him the heater.

  • nybatt | March 11, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    Holy shit!! #13 for the yankees is wearing his pants over-the-calf!! as is doug mintkiewicz (who usually does)… they are “college buddies”.. maybe dougie has convinced alex to wear his pants correctly!! also, chin-mien wang’s #4 of the 40 on his back is peeling off.. definitely not tackle-twill!! didn’t think the yanks skimped on anything… going with the “lee press-on nails” variety jerseys is interesting..

  • Sam | March 11, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    anybody notice the Alito’s belt? its a normal brown belt. I know im not a rays fan, but i am pretty sure they don’t wear brown belts.

  • Bryan | March 11, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”59569″]anybody notice the Alito’s belt? its a normal brown belt. I know im not a rays fan, but i am pretty sure they don’t wear brown belts.[/quote]He’s not wearing baseball pants.

  • steve | March 11, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    two things:

    *Red Wings wore their white jersey at home today.

    *I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but what’s with the mask Tim Thomas wears? Check it. No one else wears one like it…to my knowledge

  • Smail | March 11, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Florida only wore the System uniforms for one game. Look through their gallery on Yahoo or ESPN and you’ll see they wore their regular home whites for the entire SEC tourney.

  • tessa | March 11, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”59568″]Holy shit!! #13 for the yankees is wearing his pants over-the-calf!! as is doug mintkiewicz (who usually does)… they are “college buddies”.. maybe dougie has convinced alex to wear his pants correctly!! also, chin-mien wang’s #4 of the 40 on his back is peeling off.. definitely not tackle-twill!! didn’t think the yanks skimped on anything… going with the “lee press-on nails” variety jerseys is interesting..[/quote]

    Pictures of this amazing occurrence of proper pant length (as long as my first attempt at Flickr works). The game yesterday against the Pirates was not televised, but you can see that he went high-socked in that away game, too.

    Whenever the Yankees have lost a high-socked player (Soriano and Bubba Crosby, for instance), I have worried that there would not be another. However, the UniGods do provide, don’t they? They always seem to have at least one. And now two? One starter and one platoon-er? Woot!

  • nybatt | March 11, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Ironic conversation between joe girardi and ken singleton working the yankee telecast today on the YES network… during the 4th inning (I believe) rodriguez was up and the banter about his correct pant length ensued… girardi made a comment that he “was a big fan of the high-pant look” and that it “was a classic baseball look”.. the irony is that during his yankee career girardi wore his pants high ONCE.. ironically the day of david cone’s perfect game… otherwise he was a pajama wearer

  • JMC | March 11, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”59573″]
    Pictures of this amazing occurrence of proper pant length (as long as my first attempt at Flickr works).[/quote]

    Welcome to flickr use and good job. One tip: If you’re on the flickr photo page and click on “different sizes” it will give you a URL for the static flickr page that opens up a window with just the picture in it. These tend to load faster. It will look like so.

  • J. Deaton | March 11, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”59568″]Holy shit!! #13 for the also, chin-mien wang’s #4 of the 40 on his back is peeling off.. definitely not tackle-twill!! didn’t think the yanks skimped on anything… going with the “lee press-on nails” variety jerseys is interesting..[/quote]

    No, because of the new material of the BP jerseys, the tackle-twill number don’t work well with them so they had to go with the heat sealed numbers. I think there was an article that explained this somewhere around here, but it was about the Phillies.

  • Wade | March 11, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”59571″]two things:

    *Red Wings wore their white jersey at home today.

    *I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but what’s with the mask Tim Thomas wears? Check it. No one else wears one like it…to my knowledge[/quote]

    Nashville also wore white at home last night. Maybe it was a Central Division weekend thing.

  • Kevin | March 11, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    two things:

    *Red Wings wore their white jersey at home today.

    *I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but what’s with the mask Tim Thomas wears? Check it. No one else wears one like it…to my knowledge

    its made by SportMask – its called the MAGE

  • tessa | March 11, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”59575″][quote comment=”59573″]
    Pictures of this amazing occurrence of proper pant length (as long as my first attempt at Flickr works).[/quote]

    Welcome to flickr use and good job. One tip: If you’re on the flickr photo page and click on “different sizes” it will give you a URL for the static flickr page that opens up a window with just the picture in it. These tend to load faster. It will look like so.[/quote]

    Will do!

  • Tim Mc | March 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    I was at the Ranger/Hurricane game today, and in warmups, I had noticed that Carolina goalie Cam Ward didn’t appear to be wearing anything on the back side of his legs, as I’m pretty sure i could see his skin. Also, he left in the 2nd period due to a “cut on his leg”, presumably on the back side. If anyone has pics to confirm that i wasnt just seeing things, that would be appreciated. Also, can anyone remember a different time when a goalie got injured due to not wearing any type of protection on the back of his leg?

  • fraser | March 11, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    todays mets/marlins game… mets 10th inning pitcher, hawk i believe was wearing #90..same as sandy alomar jr., interesting cause hawk did not have a nameplate.

  • Dre | March 11, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”59571″]two things:

    *Red Wings wore their white jersey at home today.

    *I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but what’s with the mask Tim Thomas wears? Check it. No one else wears one like it…to my knowledge[/quote]

    The reason the Wings were wearing their white jerseys is because for original six matchups this year Boston is wearing that sweet throwback jersey that they wore today…

  • Mike Castelli | March 11, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    First time poster. While flipping channels this morning saw a replay of Delaware St. vs. Morgan St. women’s BB. Delaware St. had a unique uniform.

  • The Closer | March 11, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    All uni-related and political-related stuff aside, he has pretty good baseball form unlike some of the jokers they trot out there for ceremonial pitches

  • Steve | March 11, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”59583″]todays mets/marlins game… mets 10th inning pitcher, hawk i believe was wearing #90..same as sandy alomar jr., interesting cause hawk did not have a nameplate.[/quote]

    The Mets had a split squad game today, and Alomar Jr. was at the other game. There was one point in the 9th or 10th inning, where the entire infield for the Mets (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and SS) all had jerseys without nameplates.

  • Ben | March 11, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”59568″]Holy shit!! #13 for the yankees is wearing his pants over-the-calf!! as is doug mintkiewicz (who usually does)… they are “college buddies”.. maybe dougie has convinced alex to wear his pants correctly!! also, chin-mien wang’s #4 of the 40 on his back is peeling off.. definitely not tackle-twill!! didn’t think the yanks skimped on anything… going with the “lee press-on nails” variety jerseys is interesting..[/quote]

    College buddies? Eyechart went to Florida State while Rodriguez went to Miami. I guess its possible they were buddies, but probably a color commentator just blowing smoke.

  • =bg= | March 11, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”59586″]All uni-related and political-related stuff aside, he has pretty good baseball form unlike some of the jokers they trot out there for ceremonial pitches[/quote]

    I guess if he came in tight and nailed him in the shoulder, the batter could always appeal.

  • Mark in Shiga | March 11, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”59587″][quote comment=”59583″]todays mets/marlins game… mets 10th inning pitcher, hawk i believe was wearing #90..same as sandy alomar jr., interesting cause hawk did not have a nameplate.[/quote]

    The Mets had a split squad game today, and Alomar Jr. was at the other game.

    There was one point in the 9th or 10th inning, where the entire infield for the Mets (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and SS) all had jerseys without nameplates.[/quote]

    Were the jerseys designed not to have nameplates, or were there huge blank spaces above the number?

    IIRC, the Mets used to issue genuine number-only style jerseys to the guys in minor-league camp, but that was in the days before these new blue-and-black practice shirts.

  • bj in gainesville | March 11, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    some of the Gators have dumped their usual white w/ blue and white w/ orange shoes for black ones. Not sure why…

    oh, and A-Rod never went to UM, or any other college. He signed a letter of intent to play for the Hurricanes, but went straight from Westminster Christian (a block from my parents’ house) to pro ball. Pretty sure doug mankiewicz went there too.

  • GoTerriers | March 11, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”59592″]some of the Gators have dumped their usual white w/ blue and white w/ orange shoes for black ones. Not sure why…

    oh, and A-Rod never went to UM, or any other college. He signed a letter of intent to play for the Hurricanes, but went straight from Westminster Christian (a block from my parents’ house) to pro ball. Pretty sure doug mankiewicz went there too.[/quote]

    Mientkiewicz and A-Rod were HIGH SCHOOL teammates . . .

  • Steve | March 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”59591″][quote comment=”59587″][quote comment=”59583″]todays mets/marlins game… mets 10th inning pitcher, hawk i believe was wearing #90..same as sandy alomar jr., interesting cause hawk did not have a nameplate.[/quote]

    The Mets had a split squad game today, and Alomar Jr. was at the other game.

    There was one point in the 9th or 10th inning, where the entire infield for the Mets (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and SS) all had jerseys without nameplates.[/quote]

    Were the jerseys designed not to have nameplates, or were there huge blank spaces above the number?

    IIRC, the Mets used to issue genuine number-only style jerseys to the guys in minor-league camp, but that was in the days before these new blue-and-black practice shirts.[/quote]

    There was a lot of space for the nameplate, but I guess because these players were never going to make the 25 man roster, the Mets didn’t bother putting their names on their backs. The announcers even joked about their lack of names on their jerseys throughout the game.

  • Smail | March 11, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    Ha ha! Syracuse will be rocking the System uni’s in the NIT. Shoulda given them to Oregon instead…

  • Allison | March 11, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”59602″]Ha ha! Syracuse will be rocking the System uni’s in the NIT. Shoulda given them to Oregon instead…[/quote]

    I wish my school even qualified for the NIT this year….

    I mean, we were in the NIT semifinals 3 years ago and now we can’t even qualify for it, thanks to a 15-16 record. Oh well, club baseball starts after this week off for break

  • Matt from the 'Ville | March 11, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    Paul,

    I know that your not a big College Basketball fan but know that the Tournement field is set can we get a bracket filled out by you based on the uniforms the teams wear. I think it might be a good article for Thursday. (Accidently posted this under the Saturday thred. So much for paying attention to details.)

  • Steve | March 11, 2007 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”59610″]Paul,

    I know that your not a big College Basketball fan but know that the Tournement field is set can we get a bracket filled out by you based on the uniforms the teams wear. I think it might be a good article for Thursday. (Accidently posted this under the Saturday thred. So much for paying attention to details.)[/quote]

    Interesting idea Matt. A bracket based solely on uniforms. Somehow I don’t think Oregon is going to get very far! haha

  • C.J. Andringa | March 11, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”59604″]I mean, we were in the NIT semifinals 3 years ago and now we can’t even qualify for it, thanks to a 15-16 record. Oh well, club baseball starts after this week off for break[/quote]

    Go Cyclones?

  • Allison | March 11, 2007 at 9:20 pm |

    Score one for C.J.

  • Vegas4BOC | March 11, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    How about the warm-up zipper jacket the NCAA Selection Commitee Chairman was rockin’ on the CBS Selection show. Plenty of Logo Creep from that you-know-who company….

  • interlockingtc | March 11, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    I don’t care who you put in it, that Tampa jersey is just plain awful.

  • Big Dave | March 11, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”59581″]I was at the Ranger/Hurricane game today, and in warmups, I had noticed that Carolina goalie Cam Ward didn’t appear to be wearing anything on the back side of his legs, as I’m pretty sure i could see his skin. Also, he left in the 2nd period due to a “cut on his leg”, presumably on the back side. If anyone has pics to confirm that i wasnt just seeing things, that would be appreciated. Also, can anyone remember a different time when a goalie got injured due to not wearing any type of protection on the back of his leg?[/quote]

    Ward is out for the rest of the season. The cut was from a skate, which got him above his left knee, so it has nothing to do with his calf possibly being bare.

    http://www.newsobser...

  • Brian Erni | March 11, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    todays mets/marlins game… mets 10th inning pitcher, hawk i believe was wearing #90..same as sandy alomar jr., interesting cause hawk did not have a nameplate.

    The Mets had a split squad game today, and Alomar Jr. was at the other game.

    There was one point in the 9th or 10th inning, where the entire infield for the Mets (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and SS) all had jerseys without nameplates.

    Were the jerseys designed not to have nameplates, or were there huge blank spaces above the number?

    IIRC, the Mets used to issue genuine number-only style jerseys to the guys in minor-league camp, but that was in the days before these new blue-and-black practice shirts.

    There was a lot of space for the nameplate, but I guess because these players were never going to make the 25 man roster, the Mets didn’t bother putting their names on their backs. The announcers even joked about their lack of names on their jerseys throughout the game.

    actually, the numbers were stitched on higher than the usually are to compensate for the name absensce. gary cohen and ron darling were joking that charlie samuels would have to sew andy tracy’s name on his jersey if he hit a walk off homer to end the extra inning game, but i noted to myself that they probably wouldn’t have room. and once again, these jerseys were the snow white home jerseys, which they’ve worn for all televised games in the spring thus far

  • Joe M. | March 11, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    Since I didn’t see it brought up, the Red Sox were wearing their normal uniforms and hats today against the O’s in Ft. Meyers. I think that is the current Red Sox tradition that on Sundays durning Spring Training, they wear them.

    During the NESN broadcast, Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy were interviewing Tom Warner and John Henry. The inning was running long and the topic got onto the BP hats. None of them like the new hats at all. Remy even asked, “What are they for?” I think it was Henry that said MLB made them wear the hats and the Red Sox went out of their way to make sure the panels matched.

    Interesting that the Red Sox, and to an extent, the Angels with them using last years hat, went out of their way to get the panel to match while other “classy” teams like the Yankees and Dodgers went with the different color panel.

  • Brandon Davis | March 12, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    Logo creep is one thing, this is going overboard…

    Word on the street is that Oregon’s Ernie Kent may be forced out at at the end of season because Phil Night doesn’t like him. Oregon’s even being called Swoosh U in some circles now.

    http://www.insidebay...

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  • Tony | March 12, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    NEW Chargers unis!!!!!
    will wear white helmets!!!!

  • dan | March 12, 2007 at 1:24 am |

    I dont think it gets any better then this. Old school jersey and high socks…this is how a pitcher should look…cudos to jason marquis!

  • Matt | March 12, 2007 at 1:48 am |

    Paul! Thank you!

    Finally some D-Rays love, and a big pic on the first page.

    I love it!

  • Mark in Shiga | March 12, 2007 at 4:58 am |

    >>There was a lot of space for the nameplate, but I guess because these players were never going to make the 25 man roster, the Mets didn’t bother putting their names on their backs. The announcers even joked about their lack of names on their jerseys throughout the game.

    >actually, the numbers were stitched on higher than the usually are to compensate for the name absensce. gary cohen and ron darling were joking that charlie samuels would have to sew andy tracy’s name on his jersey if he hit a walk off homer to end the extra inning game, but i noted to myself that they probably wouldn’t have room. and once again, these jerseys were the snow white home jerseys, which they’ve worn for all televised games in the spring thus far

    Thanks for the info, guys; these must surely be minor-league camp jerseys.

    The first time I saw these in person was a season or two after they stopped wearing the number-only jerseys in the regular season, so I had thought they were handed down from the big club. A long time ago, maybe in the 1980s, I read an article in the Shea Stadium scorebook magazine (do they still sell this?) saying that they use the uniforms for two years and them pass them down to the minors.

    They’re really nice-looking and I’d much rather wear one of those than one with a name on it.

  • Chris | March 12, 2007 at 7:26 am |

    Tim Thomas wears a Sportsmaks Mage II

    Goaliemonkey.com (Left toolbar, goalie masks)

    http://www.goaliesto...

    Arod Skipped college also. Commited to UM but went to seatlle instead.

    Arod went to st thomas aquinas and was a QB, (explains 13). Arod felt guilty about committing then renigging, so he donated a ton of money to UM for baseball field renovations (whch then renamed the field Alex Rodiguez Field at Mark Light Stadium). (How many schools have a field named after a person who never played for them?)

  • SRD | March 12, 2007 at 7:44 am |

    “college buddies”… A-rod and Dougie went to the same high school (Westminster) in Miami.

  • Chris | March 12, 2007 at 7:44 am |

    woops, guess it was westminster christian.
    But GO SOUTHRIDGE!!!

  • Mark in Shiga | March 12, 2007 at 8:19 am |

    Alex Rodiguez Field at Mark Light Stadium

    …is a pathetic name for a baseball park. If you want to get both guys’ names in there, call it Light-Rodriguez Field or something similar.

  • James Craven | March 12, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”59628″]NEW Chargers unis!!!!!
    will wear white helmets!!!![/quote]

    Been there, done that, in another thread.

    Anywho, did anyone see the Texas A&M-Florida baseball game? Them Aggies had some major sock stripage going.

  • John Zajac | March 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”59622″]Since I didn’t see it brought up, the Red Sox were wearing their normal uniforms and hats today against the O’s in Ft. Meyers. I think that is the current Red Sox tradition that on Sundays durning Spring Training, they wear them.

    During the NESN broadcast, Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy were interviewing Tom Warner and John Henry. The inning was running long and the topic got onto the BP hats. None of them like the new
    hats at all. Remy even asked, “What are they for?” I think it was Henry that said MLB made them wear the hats and the Red Sox went out of their way to make sure the panels matched.

    Interesting that the Red Sox, and to an extent, the Angels with them using last years hat, went out of their way to get the panel to match while other “classy” teams like the Yankees and Dodgers went with the different color panel.[/quote]

    The panel for the Yankees does match the hat, they just have the piping continue the line from the bill.