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Just Don’t Ask El Duque, ‘How Old Are You Now?’

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I like birthdays. I think it’s cool that we each get a day that belongs to us, a day when the rest of the world owes us right of way. My own birthday was last week, and I threw myself a big party, like I do every year. At various points during the festivities, I looked around the room, saw all the completely amazing people I’m fortunate enough to know, and felt like a really lucky guy. And that’s a great way to feel on your birthday (even if nobody gives you a cool uniform-based cake like the one shown above, or like this one).

I wasn’t thinking about any of that when I got ready to choose the winner of the Tracy McGrady All-Star jersey raffle. I just did what I always do: I tallied the number of entries, fed that figure into the random number generator at Random.org, and used that number to determine the winner based on the numerical order in which the entries were received.

The name I came up with was Joseph Sandora. When checking his original entry to get his shipping address (which he didn’t provide — yo, Joseph, where should I send the jersey?), I saw that he’d included a note, which read as follows: “Will it help any if I said you were announcing the raffle winner on my birthday (March 26)?”

Yes, apparently it’ll help quite a bit. I mean, seriously, how cool is that? Even those of you who didn’t win should be able to be happy for Joseph, whose birthday is off to a very good start. My suggestion: Go buy some lottery tickets right now, Joe — the birthday gods are definitely with you.

Big thanks to all who entered. And there’s more where that came from: Uni Watch intern Vince Grzegorek will announce the winner of our latest Distant Replays gift card contest after the NCAA tourney champ is crowned, and then I’ll have another jersey giveaway — this one for free, no ticket purchase required — the week after that.

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Uni Watch News Ticker: According to a small item at the bottom of this article, the Washington Huskies “will don retro uniforms honoring the team that beat top-ranked Minnesota in the 1961 Rose Bowl” (as spotted by Brian Terreson). … A Maryland high school is wearing throwback baseball uniforms, complete with some pretty rad hosiery (with thanks to Ben Penserga). … Nice bit here about Anibal Sanchez’s underbill inscription (with thanks to David Conley). … That’s Dwight Eisenhower, top row, second from the right (good catch by Jacob Reed). … Michael Orr, who tipped me off to the Alaska photos that I showcased on Friday, notes that the dog teams in the Iditarod wear little paw booties. … Frequent comments section contributor Teebz has created a dynamite historical roundup of NHL jersey patches for his blog. The team-by-team breakdown is presented in three parts, which you can find here, here, and here. … Really stupid critique of women’s hoops uniforms here (as spotted by Paul Hirsch). … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: Barry Zito warming up while wearing a watch. … Jeremy Brahm notes that infielder Hirotoshi Kitagawa of the Orix Buffaloes has a disconcertingly white glove. … Meanwhile, Norihiro Nakamura, who’d previously been saddled with uni No. 205, is now down to a more “respectable” No. 99. … And Hidenori Itoh of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows may make the team with No. 105. … Not so bad after all. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Latest Dodger to wear a regular game cap with colored-in side panels is Randy Wolf (compare his cap to the real BP caps). … Also from yesterday: Really great article here about teams that wear orange. … Ryan Howard’s blue striped shoes experiment didn’t last long. … Latest NBA team to do the Noche Latina thing: the Lakers, who wore Latin American flags and a jersey patch last night (additional views here, here, here, and, rather bizarrely, here, here, here, and here). … I’ll be out of the house for most of today (lots of errands and a dental appointment — ugh), so talk amongst yourselves.

 

111 comments to Just Don’t Ask El Duque, ‘How Old Are You Now?’

  • Kevin Dugal | March 26, 2007 at 7:17 am |

    I was waiting to see those full uniforms from that Maryland Highschool, but I guess the picture that is provided is prety much all we need!

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 7:36 am |

    not too keen on the white stirrups with yellow sanitaries. maybe a switch to more classy yellow stirrups and white sani.

  • Seth | March 26, 2007 at 7:43 am |

    does the guy on the end got his on backwards?

    and what’s with one pair of white shoes?

    dang, i’m up too early: only two comments..

  • AJ | March 26, 2007 at 7:51 am |

    Ryan Howard only wears the blue-striped cleats with the Phillies blue jersey, which is their away BP jersey. He went to the same cleats but with red stripes to wear with the red jersey, which is the Phil’s home BP jersey. It will be interesting to see during regular season away games if Howard wears the blue-striped cleats during BP (to match the blue BP jersey) but then switches to the red-striped cleats for the game.

  • Lake | March 26, 2007 at 7:57 am |

    An article devoted to Orange without a mention of Syracuse. That’s stupid. They’re the only team named after the color!

  • vyacheslav | March 26, 2007 at 7:58 am |

    Did anyone notice in that Ryan Howard photo that the Twins first baseman is wearing a regular cap and not a BP/Spring Training cap?

  • Paul Lukas | March 26, 2007 at 8:05 am |

    [quote comment=”63118″]It will be interesting to see during regular season away games if Howard wears the blue-striped cleats during BP (to match the blue BP jersey) but then switches to the red-striped cleats for the game.[/quote]

    Or if he wears the blue-striped cleats during interleague games, when the Phils wear their blue-brimmed caps.

  • Steve | March 26, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    Logo creep by Warren Buffet, sitting courtside at a Cavs game this weekend, watching his BFF Lebron James play.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Johnny O | March 26, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    They just had a piece on Sportscenter about Michigan’s “Fab Five” the coach was talking about the baggy shorts and said that at that time Arkansas had baggier shorts “But we got all the blame and credit for them”

    I can’t remember who said it in the interview but one member said that his shorts weren’t really baggy, he just always kept pulling them down. Thought those tid bits were interesting and you might enjoy them

  • JJD | March 26, 2007 at 8:52 am |

    I do NOT anxiously await the Huskies beaking out those retro-unis against USC. Why not ramp up the Ugly Factor and bust them out against Oregon?

    Paul, I saw this photo and I was sure you would approve.

  • Mike from Queens | March 26, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    I find that article about women’s uniforms mildly insulting, as did most of the people who commented on the original site. It’s pathetic that she refers to these women as goddesses and in control of their own bodies, but then she wants to go and make them look more like she does. It’s like telling your wife or girlfriend, “Hey, you look great, inspiring, and in control. Now how about a facelift?” She’s trying to make them fit a feminized standard that most women have worked very hard to move past; they’ve attempted to attain some semblance of equality and of mutual respect. Pray to whatever god you believe in that nothing like what she wants will happen because its a step in the wrong direction.

  • Jeff | March 26, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    Sorry if this has been mentioned on one of the weekend threads. But check out these socks!!! (Minor NSFW warning)

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    I want to root for Ryan Howard, I really do. Good kid, presumably clean, who plays the game the right way…except for those damn pants! Dude, your slacks are dragging in the dirt!

    If it takes MLB putting 30 tailors on the payroll to make sure the players wear uniforms that look presentable and, well, uniform then thats what needs to happen.

  • neal s | March 26, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”63135″]Sorry if this has been mentioned on one of the weekend threads. But check out these socks!!! (Minor NSFW warning)[/quote]
    Amazing – I just came here to post this pic. For the same reason. For the socks.

    (via)

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”63129″]They just had a piece on Sportscenter about Michigan’s “Fab Five” the coach was talking about the baggy shorts and said that at that time Arkansas had baggier shorts “But we got all the blame and credit for them”

    I can’t remember who said it in the interview but one member said that his shorts weren’t really baggy, he just always kept pulling them down. Thought those tid bits were interesting and you might enjoy them[/quote]

    That comment was from Chauncey Billups (who was a Buff). It was more to show the influence the Fab5 had on HS kids of the era than anyting else.

  • Elliott | March 26, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    god…bruce pearl and weber in the same article. ughhhhhhhh

    GO ILLINI

  • Jeff | March 26, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    neal s- I saw that one too but hesitated a bit in posting that one. There’s a bunch on the kusports forums offering it as an “excuse” to why KU missed so many layups.

  • JeffB | March 26, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    The blog about the hockey jersey patches unfortuantely has a number of errors and omissions in it.

    Buffalo never did wear the 30th anniversary patch, Florida did not wear an inagural season patch and Minnesota never wore an inagural season patch either, but the 2004 All-Star game patch they did wear was left out.

    Sometimes patches are made for sale, but not worn on the jerseys.
    is a good source to confirm what patches were worn when.

  • JeffB | March 26, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    http://nhluniforms.c... is the link for the NHL jersey patch resource.

  • Teebz | March 26, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    Happy 24th birthday, Paul. ;o)

    Congrats on the jersey, Joseph. Good win.

    Ryan Howard’s shoes are, to me, ugly. Why can’t he just go red and white? I understand that blue is part of the colour scheme, but sometimes more is less.

    And a big thanks for the shout-out, Paul. That patch round-up was a pain due to the constant discovery of new patches. As I said on the blogs, if any of you find a patch I haven’t discussed, please make mention of it in the comments on my blog, include the link, and include your name for credit. I’ll make sure you get credit.

  • Teebz | March 26, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”63142″]The blog about the hockey jersey patches unfortuantely has a number of errors and omissions in it.

    Buffalo never did wear the 30th anniversary patch, Florida did not wear an inagural season patch and Minnesota never wore an inagural season patch either, but the 2004 All-Star game patch they did wear was left out.

    Sometimes patches are made for sale, but not worn on the jerseys.
    is a good source to confirm what patches were worn when.[/quote]

    They also missed a whole bunch on there. If the patch was worn for one game, they do not include it on that website. However, I’ll go back to my research, and verify your findings, Jeff. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • JeffB | March 26, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Here is a great thread on the NHL patch subject from the gameworn.com forum.

    http://www.gameworn....

    Also, the Canadiens didn’t wear the Maurice Richard patch, even though they should have.

  • Eric | March 26, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Looks like North Dakota won their Hockey Regionals in their swift jerseys:

    http://letsgodu.blog...

  • Teebz | March 26, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”63147″]Here is a great thread on the NHL patch subject from the gameworn.com forum.

    http://www.gameworn....

    Also, the Canadiens didn’t wear the Maurice Richard patch, even though they should have.[/quote]

    I have been through that site many times. The problem isn’t so much that they wore the patch, but rather finding an image of one. This is why I am willing to give credit to those who find them… because I could not.

    The Maurice Richard patch was worn during the ceremony to honour him during warm-ups.

  • Eric | March 26, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    Better ND swift jersey pic here:

    http://www.in-forum....

  • todd krevanchi | March 26, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    i ask that you all please recognize and respect my 3 days of bereavement… as they cant hold on to a late f’ing lead…

  • neal s | March 26, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”63141″]neal s- I saw that one too but hesitated a bit in posting that one. There’s a bunch on the kusports forums offering it as an “excuse” to why KU missed so many layups.[/quote]
    That’s as logical an explanation as any.

    And just to keep this post uni- and cheerleader-centric, travel with me to a bygone era with this Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders flashback photo. Modtastic!

  • Justin | March 26, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    I was at yesterday’s A’s/Mariners spring training game and I noticed a couple things…

    The A’s batboys have “BATBOY” on the back of their jersey, while the rest of the team is nameless.

    Jose Vidro appears to be wearing 3 numbers. 5, his present jersey number. 3, his old number, on his armbands. And I think on his left glove is a blurry “13”.

  • todd krevanchi | March 26, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    and this is why i cant stand joakim noah…
    http://espn-i.starwa...
    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • Rich Bruns | March 26, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”63157″]and this is why i cant stand joakim noah…
    http://espn-i.starwa...
    http://espn-i.starwa...

    I really can’t stand Noah either. I would absolutely love for my Buckeyes to get another shot at the Gators in the National Championship and for Oden to give Noah an inadvertant elbow. Not that I want for someone to be injured, I just can’t stand the guy. Or CBS’s fascination with him.

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    no, you want to make up for the last two times the Gators EMBERASSED OSU (oops tOSU). Thinking you’re Numero Uno for the whole season and then getting blown out of the building with everyone watching must really take the shine off an otherwise good season.

    Regardless, Noah is a good kid. I had a class (in the Religion dept. no less) with him a few years ago. And get this: he went to class (when he didn’t have away games). And he sat front and center. Can’t say that about some of the FB players I’ve had class with.

    I dislike plenty of players, especially some of the chumps who come out of Ohio (Mo Clarett, anyone?), but only for their off-court stuff. If you can find a way to fault Jo Noah for his play, do it. But you can’t fault winning.

  • Miguel | March 26, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”63157″]and this is why i cant stand joakim noah…
    http://espn-i.starwa...
    http://espn-i.starwa...

    Cuz he’s so fugly?

    [quote comment=”63154″]i ask that you all please recognize and respect my 3 days of bereavement… as they cant hold on to a late f’ing lead…[/quote]

    Sorry, krvanch. At least you can take solace in the fact that the Carolina XX2’s are were the sweetest shoes in the tourney.

  • Andrew | March 26, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Paul, I saw this photo and I was sure you would approve.

    So thats what they did with all of those leftover Cedric Bozeman jerseys that never sold.

  • Chad G | March 26, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    Ah that’s why Greg Oden is so dominant. He’s really a T Rex

  • Dean | March 26, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    I’m sure this has been discussed, and probably done before, but how about the best college cheerleader uniforms. I’d go with UCLA basketball and USC football.

  • C.N. | March 26, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”63163″]
    Regardless, Noah is a good kid. I had a class (in the Religion dept. no less) with him a few years ago. And get this: he went to class (when he didn’t have away games). And he sat front and center. Can’t say that about some of the FB players I’ve had class with. [/quote]

    That’s what gets me, is that he’s such a good kid, supposedly, off the court, and such a self-obsessed jerk on it, or at least acts like one. It’s like split personalities or something.

  • Jack | March 26, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    Paul: I don’t know if you saw this, but yesterday during the Tigers-Yankees’ spring training game, A-Rod had high socks. They were pulled high, like as high as Curtis Granderson pulls them. I was excited. Hopefully this trend continues into the regular season.

  • Kenny | March 26, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”63171″]I’m sure this has been discussed, and probably done before, but how about the best college cheerleader uniforms. I’d go with UCLA basketball and USC football.[/quote]

    Give me USC football’s cheerleaders any day of the week…gotta love the sweaters

  • Kenny | March 26, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”63172″][quote comment=”63163″]
    Regardless, Noah is a good kid. I had a class (in the Religion dept. no less) with him a few years ago. And get this: he went to class (when he didn’t have away games). And he sat front and center. Can’t say that about some of the FB players I’ve had class with. [/quote]

    That’s what gets me, is that he’s such a good kid, supposedly, off the court, and such a self-obsessed jerk on it, or at least acts like one. It’s like split personalities or something.[/quote]

    It’s called competitiveness…sorry but he gets to me too, but not that much…more so that CBS loves him so much and that he is going to be so great in the NBA despite the lack of a jump shot

  • Rich Bruns | March 26, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”63163″]no, you want to make up for the last two times the Gators EMBERASSED OSU (oops tOSU). Thinking you’re Numero Uno for the whole season and then getting blown out of the building with everyone watching must really take the shine off an otherwise good season.

    Regardless, Noah is a good kid. I had a class (in the Religion dept. no less) with him a few years ago. And get this: he went to class (when he didn’t have away games). And he sat front and center. Can’t say that about some of the FB players I’ve had class with.

    I dislike plenty of players, especially some of the chumps who come out of Ohio (Mo Clarett, anyone?), but only for their off-court stuff. If you can find a way to fault Jo Noah for his play, do it. But you can’t fault winning.[/quote]

    I had a PoliSci class at OSU with Mike Doss, who attended every class. It was spring quarter so no away game situations to deal with. I’ll give it to you that OSU has had some chumps come out of the program, specifically Maurice Clarett, as you pointed out. I’m sure Florida’s probably had some too though.

    And really, no, I don’t hate Florida for beating the shit out of the Bucks in the National Championship game. I could make some excuse about Ted Ginn getting hurt and the entire OSU offensive gameplan surrounding him but the truth is that OSU was simply outplayed on both sides of the ball to the point of embarrassment. As it’s been pointed out already in these comments, it’s the cocky, “look at me” attitude that Noah seems to have on the court that I hate. I feel like I’m rambling, so I’ll stop now.

  • Mark in Cincy | March 26, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”63163″]no, you want to make up for the last two times the Gators EMBERASSED OSU (oops tOSU). Thinking you’re Numero Uno for the whole season and then getting blown out of the building with everyone watching must really take the shine off an otherwise good season.

    Regardless, Noah is a good kid. I had a class (in the Religion dept. no less) with him a few years ago. And get this: he went to class (when he didn’t have away games). And he sat front and center. Can’t say that about some of the FB players I’ve had class with.

    I dislike plenty of players, especially some of the chumps who come out of Ohio (Mo Clarett, anyone?), but only for their off-court stuff. If you can find a way to fault Jo Noah for his play, do it. But you can’t fault winning.[/quote]
    thought the oops may have been for your spelling, thanks for putting the mistake in all caps . . . just a bitter tOSU fan here i guess. weighing in on Noah, i think CBS’s fascination is that he is the only player on FU (intentional) with a personality. one thing for the gators, at least they had the sense not to wear that horrifying gator print

  • Metsfan AZ | March 26, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous!

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    It’s hard for me to take “look at me” from Noah’s celebrations when he rarely, if ever, leads the team in shots taken. He almost always leads them in hustle or “heart” plays, which are usually the ones that get the yelling and the chest pounding.

    Example: towards the end of the Oregon game, Noah was matched up with one of the Oregon guards between the 3point line and midcourt. He stripped the ballhandler and eventually forced the backcourt turnover. Now, I’ve got to say that that’s not typical play from a 6-11 Power Forward. At the college level or NBA. The celebration that comes out of Jo Noah when he makes a play like that is the same kind of celebration you see in youth soccer, when kids act like every goal is a masterpiece of athleticism.

    So, Noah’s antics might be immature, and are probably REALLY GRATING if you’re a Gator-hater. But they don’t come from some sort of egoism. He’s not T.O., he doesn’t try to disrespect other teams. He plays to HIS fans.

    Now, if he were to, say, take Thad Matta over his knee and spank him like a toddler, that’d be “look at me” behavior. And you can’t blame him for being goofy looking.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”63133″]I find that article about women’s uniforms mildly insulting, as did most of the people who commented on the original site. It’s pathetic that she refers to these women as goddesses and in control of their own bodies, but then she wants to go and make them look more like she does. It’s like telling your wife or girlfriend, “Hey, you look great, inspiring, and in control. Now how about a facelift?” She’s trying to make them fit a feminized standard that most women have worked very hard to move past; they’ve attempted to attain some semblance of equality and of mutual respect. Pray to whatever god you believe in that nothing like what she wants will happen because its a step in the wrong direction.[/quote]

    Thanks, Mike, for saying what I feel in a much more diplomatic manner. Except, I found the blog entry really insulting. I don’t care if it’s tongue in cheek; it’s just reinforcing the stereotype that women are vapid airheads who don’t know the first thing about sports and should just worry about if their asses are too big in the vera wang frock they just bought.

    If women want to be totally sexualized in sports, they should just try out for cheerleading and forget playing.

    Ok. On a lighter note, I have a question for the shoe fetishists out there. I want to buy a pair of black running/walking/cross-trainers that aren’t made by Nike. A little help? I have the hardest time finding all-black women’s athletic shoes. Funny, huh? A woman asking a bunch of (mostly) guys for advice on shoe buying.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.

  • Metsfan AZ | March 26, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    Hey Minna, how about these? I think Zumaya went sleeveless last year when he had them. Nice tease with the “my tats” sans pic.

  • Kyle at IU | March 26, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”63137″][quote comment=”63135″]Sorry if this has been mentioned on one of the weekend threads. But check out these socks!!! (Minor NSFW warning)[/quote]
    Amazing – I just came here to post this pic. For the same reason. For the socks.

    (via)[/quote]

    What does it say about me that, when they first came out in the second half in those uniforms when I saw them in Sacramento, the first thing I noticed was the socks? I blame Paul in full for that!

    As for the question of the UCLA Dance Team vs. the USC Song Girls, I’ve got to give it to USC hands-down. The UCLA girls are gorgeous and dress nicely, but those sweaters and skirts at USC really have me sold on them.

    Oh…and Hoya Saxa (sorry Krvanch and any tOSU fans!)

  • jesse | March 26, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    Noah should not have a look at me attitude, he should get a look at me sticker everytime he does something right.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”63190″]Hey Minna, how about these? I think Zumaya went sleeveless last year when he had them. Nice tease with the “my tats” sans pic.[/quote]

    Edit: no pastels. I like New Balance, though, so I will browse a bit through their catalog. Thanks, Metfan!

    As for the tats, tell me how to link to pics here, and I may do more than tease.

  • Kenny | March 26, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Also don’t forget the sun fades the color so what would be the point of coloring in a tattoo if 1. the color was going to fade b/c of playing in the sun all summer or 2. having to cover it up all the time b/c it’s a distraction

  • Dan | March 26, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    i’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the US mens soccer teams jersey and whether they should stick with nike or go to adidas. i think either would give us something to hate and like.

    as long as they don’t change to puma with their see-through jerseys i’ll be happy

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    to link pics: you click the link button and paste in the link of the pic you’ve got. I find that right-clicking on the pic and going to “copy image location” works best. make sure you’re typing at the end of the code, type your label, and press the link button again to close the link.

    so, for minna’s new shoes, I’d suggest these.

  • Ian K | March 26, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    His tattoos get a thumbs up from me. I like the flamethrowing imagery and how he can relate it to his job as a pitcher. Much better than when basketball players tattoo a basketball on their arm, which doesn’t look good at all.

  • Dan | March 26, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    sorry, link didn’t work exactly like i thought it would. look for the white jerseys either during or after the game

  • Banker Bill | March 26, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”63195″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Also don’t forget the sun fades the color so what would be the point of coloring in a tattoo if 1. the color was going to fade b/c of playing in the sun all summer or 2. having to cover it up all the time b/c it’s a distraction[/quote]

    Kenny, true. I have been really lucky with my tats not fading, but I am not in the sun so much. However, at least he could enjoy them in his time off. If he used plenty of sunscreen, then the fading would be minimal.

    I think some ice-blue flames would be nice.

    Metsfan, I think I have found my shoe: thanks again!

  • justin | March 26, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.[/quote]

    Are you thinking of Bobby Madritsch?

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”63199″]to link pics: you click the link button and paste in the link of the pic you’ve got. I find that right-clicking on the pic and going to “copy image location” works best. make sure you’re typing at the end of the code, type your label, and press the link button again to close the link.

    so, for minna’s new shoes, I’d suggest these.[/quote]

    ooooh, bj, those are nice, too. I may have to look some more.

    As for linking, I know how to link. I don’t know how to link to a picture of mine rather than a website. Sorry for being so vague.

  • Banker Bill | March 26, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”63205″][quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.[/quote]

    Are you thinking of Bobby Madritsch?[/quote]

    No…but that’s another good example. IF I was a pitcher and a batter complained about me covering up my tattoos, I’d tattoo him – a nice baseball tattoo on one of his ass cheeks at about 94 mph.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.[/quote]

    Banker Bill! I was wondering where you went. Glad to see you have not left the fold.

    There is a guy, don’t remember whom, that had tats all the way down his arms and had to wear long sleeves. I agree, though, that the tattoos aren’t distracting like blinging necklaces or earrings.

    Justin, nice link, but those are some ugly tats.

  • Anthony Verna | March 26, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    Minna has ink?

    *faints*

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    I’m currently watching the World Swimming Championships and they make all the competitors wear a placard emblazoned with the meet sponsors on the front of their warm-ups when they go up for the medal ceremony

    It sort of looks like a number placard in Track but without a number, just sponsors. I’ve never seen something like that before.

    This is the only pic i could find.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”63210″]Minna has ink?

    *faints*[/quote]

    Anthony, Minna has four inks. I thought this was common knowledge.

    bj, too bad they don’t have those shoes in my size (I have flippers for feet).

    Thanks, guys, for the help. I knew I could count on you.

  • Joe | March 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    just a bitter tOSU fan here i guess. weighing in on Noah, i think CBS’s fascination is that he is the only player on FU (intentional) with a personality. one thing for the gators, at least they had the sense not to wear that horrifying gator print[/quote]

    Please stop with the tOSU stuff. It’s pretentious.

  • patrick | March 26, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    minna,
    Usually your local sports store will carry some selection of all balck shoes (for referees, umps, etc). If that doesnt work I know for sure that NB makes a lot of walking/XC shoes, and their colors are usually pretty basic. Side note, I have a friend who works for New Balance in the marketing dept. and he hinted that theyd be exanding their market to more athletic type shoes with more colors, and a more aggressive, “nike” feel.

  • Teebz | March 26, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.[/quote]

    Rob Dibble… he was on Pros vs. Joes this weekend on Spike, and his arms are a canvas of work. He has more now than he did during his playing days.

    Justin Miller of the Blue Jays was told to cover up the tattoos on his arms last year as well.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”63215″]minna,
    Usually your local sports store will carry some selection of all balck shoes (for referees, umps, etc). If that doesnt work I know for sure that NB makes a lot of walking/XC shoes, and their colors are usually pretty basic. Side note, I have a friend who works for New Balance in the marketing dept. and he hinted that theyd be exanding their market to more athletic type shoes with more colors, and a more aggressive, “nike” feel.[/quote]

    patrick, yeah, for guys. Last time I shopped, I couldn’t find a single pair of women’s black tennis shoes. This time, I used EastBay (thanks again, guys!), and I found great shoes. Now, if I wanted PINK shoes, those I can find.

    I am not into aggressive shoes–I’m aggressive enough without my shoes pushing me to be more so. Plain black, that’s all I want. Lucky for me, I like New Balance.

  • Chad G | March 26, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”63206″][quote comment=”63199″]to link pics: you click the link button and paste in the link of the pic you’ve got. I find that right-clicking on the pic and going to “copy image location” works best. make sure you’re typing at the end of the code, type your label, and press the link button again to close the link.

    so, for minna’s new shoes, I’d suggest these.[/quote]

    ooooh, bj, those are nice, too. I may have to look some more.

    As for linking, I know how to link. I don’t know how to link to a picture of mine rather than a website. Sorry for being so vague.[/quote]

    Minna,

    If you have your pictures stored on webshots, or flickr or whatever, what you have to do to link directly to the image and not the page is this (on a PC):

    Right click the image, click properties. Then to the right of where it says Address: (URL) Copy that address(make sure you get the whole thing, pull your mouse down, the address is usually longer than what is displayed) and use that as your link. That way you get something like this instead of this.

  • Metsfan AZ | March 26, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”63216″][quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that.[/quote]

    Rob Dibble… he was on Pros vs. Joes this weekend on Spike, and his arms are a canvas of work. He has more now than he did during his playing days.

    Justin Miller of the Blue Jays was told to cover up the tattoos on his arms last year as well.[/quote]
    Teebz, your knowledge has no bounds. It IS a “distraction issue”. I still don’t see it with Zito’s glove.

  • Dave from Jersey | March 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    BJ, you’re the man. Let the Gator-haters hate all they want. It’s hard to be humble when you’re the best. I’m sure no one would care about Jo if the Gators weren’t defending national champs and in the Final Four again. Winning breeds envy and since they can’t say anything bad about his game, they call him ugly and act like grade-schoolers. The world would be a better place if all the athletes in the world showed half as much intensity and desire to win as Jo.

  • Mark Dancer | March 26, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    Speaking of pitchers and tattoos, it looks like this has been addressed in the minors.

  • John Ekdahl | March 26, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    I’ve installed a new comment spam catching program. It doesn’t use the “captcha” image, which many of you dislike. It checks the comment against known spam websites, words, IPs, etc. and it should work much better.

    A non-spam comment might get caught every once in a while. My advice would be not to use the “URI” field for websites you’d like to link to for your comment, use only to enter your personal blog or site.

    Thanks,
    Ek

  • Erik (rochester) | March 26, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”63198″]i’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the US mens soccer teams jersey and whether they should stick with nike or go to adidas. i think either would give us something to hate and like.

    as long as they don’t change to puma with their see-through jerseys i’ll be happy[/quote]
    I do like the adidas jerseys that most teams have, like Real Madrid and the Spain white ones. Problem I have with them is EVERY team has them, so theyre not different.
    And I was looking at the old blogs on this site and one mentioned the nike designer for uniforms and it’s very cool. Fun to see what your schools uniforms would look like on a different college’s style

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”63216″]

    Rob Dibble… he was on Pros vs. Joes this weekend on Spike, and his arms are a canvas of work. He has more now than he did during his playing days.

    Justin Miller of the Blue Jays was told to cover up the tattoos on his arms last year as well.[/quote]

    Yes, Teebz! Justin Miller is the pitcher I was thinking of. I’m with Banker B. in that I don’t think tats are distracting enough to warrant mandated long sleeves, but I am a tad bit biased.

    Ron Dibble has some sweet ink, too.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    Ek! Good to see you again. Glad that most of the spam will be filtered out, but without the disheartening code entering. Thanks.

  • Teebz | March 26, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”63225″][quote comment=”63216″]

    Rob Dibble… he was on Pros vs. Joes this weekend on Spike, and his arms are a canvas of work. He has more now than he did during his playing days.

    Justin Miller of the Blue Jays was told to cover up the tattoos on his arms last year as well.[/quote]

    Yes, Teebz! Justin Miller is the pitcher I was thinking of. I’m with Banker B. in that I don’t think tats are distracting enough to warrant mandated long sleeves, but I am a tad bit biased.

    Ron Dibble has some sweet ink, too.[/quote]

    Ironically, Minna, Rob Dibble was Miller’s inspiration in becoming an ink-filled pitcher. Being one of the Reds’ “Nasty Boys” was what made Miller a fan of Dibble the pitcher, and having his arms covered in tattoos was what Miller a fan of Dibble the guy.

  • Jordan | March 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”63164″]Sorry, krvanch. At least you can take solace in the fact that the Carolina XX2’s are were the sweetest shoes in the tourney.[/quote]

    Close, but not quite on the shoes, maybe I’m just a sucker for gray, but I think Georgetown’s XX2s take the cake.

  • todd krevanchi | March 26, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    miguel,
    youre right… the xx2’s were some serious heat.
    worst shoe of all post season? those af 25’s…
    doesnt matter the color, its just an ugly shoe.

    i actually thought the g-town gray/navy’s were better… i wish they would have all worn them.
    like those teams of the mid to late 80’s in the terminators and air force 2’s… georgetown was like tyson back then…

    in other news, jason ray, who for 3 years was “ramses” the UNC mascot for football and basketball, passed away today. i know most of you have read about it on whichever sports info site you use during the day, or on the bottom line on the espn family of networks. you guys also probably know the story behind it too.

    the UNC basketball team is my favorite sports team… pro or college. i have other favorite teams but there is no second place team. i just wanted to bring some attention to a small part of this team… even though he never saw a minute of playing time.

    i’ve read about this unwritten fraternity of those people who act as team mascots and how close they are. the university of oregon and its mascot the duck (i dont know if it has a name) had the classiest move of the entire weekend, and maybe the tournament…
    http://images.sports...

  • Jerico | March 26, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    More from the NCAA Hockey regionals:

    Boston College is a Reebok school, but apparently that doesn’t apply to practice.

  • Chad G | March 26, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”63232″]More from the NCAA Hockey regionals:

    Boston College is a Reebok school, but apparently that doesn’t apply to practice.[/quote]

    wow that is strange…

    p.s. Minna, I assume from post #74 (the Ron Dibble link) you figured out how to post a picture directly

  • Miguel | March 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”63232″]More from the NCAA Hockey regionals:

    Boston College is a Reebok school, but apparently that doesn’t apply to practice.[/quote]

    That’s crazy. Isn’t Reebok’s (ex?)president a BC alum and that’s why they stay Reebok?

    That would be like Oregon’s track team having three stripes all over it.

  • =bg= | March 26, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    Rich Aurelia has a lot of gloves.
    http://sfgate.com/cg...

  • Metsfan AZ | March 26, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”63235″]Rich Aurelia has a lot of gloves.
    http://sfgate.com/cg...
    I disagree with the author. All fielding gloves are “mitts”.

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”63225″][quote comment=”63216″]

    Rob Dibble… he was on Pros vs. Joes this weekend on Spike, and his arms are a canvas of work. He has more now than he did during his playing days.

    Justin Miller of the Blue Jays was told to cover up the tattoos on his arms last year as well.[/quote]

    Yes, Teebz! Justin Miller is the pitcher I was thinking of. I’m with Banker B. in that I don’t think tats are distracting enough to warrant mandated long sleeves, but I am a tad bit biased.

    Ron Dibble has some sweet ink, too.[/quote]
    If only the Army could figure out how to make a flak vest that matches the uniform. Kind of defeats the purpose of camo.

  • schuby | March 26, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    These Nets jerseys have always seemed weird to me. Its a blue jersey with darker blue pinstripes. Looks a little awkward.

  • Scotty | March 26, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”63232″]More from the NCAA Hockey regionals:

    Boston College is a Reebok school, but apparently that doesn’t apply to practice.[/quote]

    We did this in college. As an adidas school, we wore all adidas on game day but our practice pants were old reebok pants from before the adidas contract was signed.

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    SportsCenter is identifying that upstanding member of society as ‘Pacman Jones’. Shouldn’t it be Pac Man or Pac-Man? The way they wrote it, it looks like it should rhyme with Hugh Jackman.

  • Original Jim | March 26, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”63232″]More from the NCAA Hockey regionals:

    Boston College is a Reebok school, but apparently that doesn’t apply to practice.[/quote]

    Those may be leftovers from the Nike years. Nike had a contract with all the Hockey East teams a few years ago, and had the swoosh on all the jerseys, pants, and most helmets and skates as well.

    Since then, teams have switched to other various brands, and Boston College has gone back to Reebok, except obviously for the practice unis.

  • Zac | March 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”63241″]These Nets jerseys have always seemed weird to me. Its a blue jersey with darker blue pinstripes. Looks a little awkward.[/quote]
    That’s not how the actual jerseys really come off. The Nets jerseys don’t translate well to replica versions at all, starting with the cut of them ever since Reebok took over and adidas after them. All of their replicas have those wide shoulder cuts and it’s just annoying to have that when the authentic and swingman jerseys are cut with thinner shoulders. I refuse to get replica NBA jerseys anymore, if I buy a jersey it’s a swingman one so my jersey collection has dropped off big time within the last few years.

  • Timmer | March 26, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    Does anyone know exactly what glove colors are banned for pitchers? Every spring Pedro has an awesome orange one for practice but i’ve never seen him use it in a game. I think Daisuke is using red though. Anyone know?

  • Buckeye Mike | March 26, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    Minna,
    on that tat pics, show us yous, we show you ours! LOL!!!! just playing. I think it’s great that you guys loveing Dibbs for the arm work. I think there are some other great ones out there, and I think everyone is forgettting the best arm peice that I know of, Felipe Lopez. There are some other good pics here.

  • Matt W | March 26, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”63127″]Logo creep by Warren Buffet, sitting courtside at a Cavs game this weekend, watching his BFF Lebron James play.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Warren Buffett, through Berkshire Hathaway, owns just less than 1.6% of Nike, so maybe it less about logo creep as just good marketing of “his” LBJ Witness t-shirts.

  • Joe Shlabotnik | March 26, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    Check out this “The Mets Against The World” Sports Illustrated cover from 4/13/70. It has a photo of Jerry Koosman surrounded by 1970’s caps, but what’s really interesting is in the lower left… There’s an ersatz “Milwaukee Pilots” cap! A faked cap in the middle of April really makes you realize how much of a scramble it was when the Seattle Pilots relocated for 1970.

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”63249″]Does anyone know exactly what glove colors are banned for pitchers? Every spring Pedro has an awesome orange one for practice but i’ve never seen him use it in a game. I think Daisuke is using red though. Anyone know?[/quote]
    That just looks like a normal glove to me.

  • Thorold Blair | March 26, 2007 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”63203″][quote comment=”63186″][quote comment=”63181″]I saw this on ESPN.com and I got to wondering, why hasn’t Zumaya had his flames colored in? Cool tat for someone who throws 104. Then I thought, maybe it would be a “distraction issue” and he would be forced to cover them up by wearing sleeves to the wrist. sorry, slow day around here. BTW, thsoe BP caps look ridiculous![/quote]

    Metsfan, many athletes don’t color in their tats for whatever reason. I think the hollow flames are very striking, but I agree that a bit of red, yellow and orange (like the flames on my tats) would look great. I do have to wonder if he will have to cover the tats as is once the season starts if opposing hitters complain.[/quote]

    Hi all – look who’s back! I’ve been performing other duties at work and unable to check in, but I’m here!

    Minna, I seem to recall a pitcher with a LOT of tattoos that they did NOT make cover up – the name escapes me though. I don’t see how they can make you cover them up – the uniforms have more color than the tattoos do, and tattoos don’t swing like a necklace or anything like that

    Justin Miller formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays had to do this. Info here

  • patrick | March 26, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    i’ve read about this unwritten fraternity of those people who act as team mascots and how close they are. the university of oregon and its mascot the duck (i dont know if it has a name) had the classiest move of the entire weekend, and maybe the tournament…
    http://images.sports...

    You know, I read an article somewhere online that had a antidote about Roy Williams running into Jason in the gym at UNC. Roy williams, asking the 6’5 Jason why he wasn’t on the team responded something to the effect of “I’m slow and can’t jump but i can offer other things”. Seemed like a great kid. To my knowledge, the UNC basketball team had no tribute to him during the game against georgetown. Unfortunate considering his dedication to the team, and school

  • Derek G. | March 26, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”63262″]i’ve read about this unwritten fraternity of those people who act as team mascots and how close they are. the university of oregon and its mascot the duck (i dont know if it has a name) had the classiest move of the entire weekend, and maybe the tournament…
    http://images.sports...

    You know, I read an article somewhere online that had a antidote about Roy Williams running into Jason in the gym at UNC. Roy williams, asking the 6’5 Jason why he wasn’t on the team responded something to the effect of “I’m slow and can’t jump but i can offer other things”. Seemed like a great kid. To my knowledge, the UNC basketball team had no tribute to him during the game against georgetown. Unfortunate considering his dedication to the team, and school[/quote]

    you mean anecdote right?

  • Mark Mihalik | March 26, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    Looks like Jason Varitek is wearing a quarterback playcaller’s wristband now. I’d love to know what he has written on there (plays, scouting reports, etc.)…

  • Mike Engle | March 26, 2007 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”63248″][quote comment=”63241″]These Nets jerseys have always seemed weird to me. Its a blue jersey with darker blue pinstripes. Looks a little awkward.[/quote]
    That’s not how the actual jerseys really come off. The Nets jerseys don’t translate well to replica versions at all, starting with the cut of them ever since Reebok took over and adidas after them. All of their replicas have those wide shoulder cuts and it’s just annoying to have that when the authentic and swingman jerseys are cut with thinner shoulders. I refuse to get replica NBA jerseys anymore, if I buy a jersey it’s a swingman one so my jersey collection has dropped off big time within the last few years.[/quote]
    Which other NBA replica jerseys are horribly translated from the authentic? The Washington Wizards’ is pretty bad because the left stripe is lost. The absolute worst, though, is the Hornets. We do not have a teal or yellow glob down our sides. It is a thin tri-colored stripe. Yuck. Unwearable. My little brother has a replica Chris Paul jersey with the wrong sides. Can’t stand it.

  • Stuby | March 26, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”63266″]Looks like Jason Varitek is wearing a quarterback playcaller’s wristband now. I’d love to know what he has written on there (plays, scouting reports, etc.)…[/quote]
    Those would be Japanese translations for Matszaka on the wristband.

  • Greg | March 26, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”63266″]Looks like Jason Varitek is wearing a quarterback playcaller’s wristband now. I’d love to know what he has written on there (plays, scouting reports, etc.)…[/quote]
    In the game today against the Reds Varitek had a catcher interference called on him and the announcers wondered if catcher interference was one of the things on his “Brady style” wristband…(a list of japanese translations for Matsuzaka).

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    they showed a pic of the card in it on the broadcast. 4 columns (2 pairs of 2 columns): english w/ japanese translation next to it. but it looked like the japanese was in kanji. I guess during a mound meeting they’d point to what they meant?

  • bj in gainesville | March 26, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    Dice-K rocking some shades. Figured I’d keep contributing to Paul’s sunglasses article.

  • Mark in Shiga | March 26, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    One brief correction: if Hidenori Ito makes the Yakult Swallows’ varsity squad, he won’t be able to keep number 105. “Developmental players” who get called up have to switch to one or two digits — this is why Nakamura went to 99.

  • Minna H. | March 26, 2007 at 11:38 pm |

    I want to clear up my posting pictures woes. It’s not that I can’t link, but that I’ve never used Flickr or Photobucket, thus, I do not know how to show pictures I have taken myself. There is the additional problem of it being difficult to take pics of my tats myself as they keep getting washed out. I would just link to pics of tats that are the same/similar, except all my tats are originals.

    I will figure it out one day.

    I think it would be great to have baseball numbers in the hundreds for full-time players. I would pay to see that.

  • edr | March 26, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    i seem to remember mr. jones having to remind people to spell his name properly so there is no trademark infringement on the video game with the same name

    [quote comment=”63246″]SportsCenter is identifying that upstanding member of society as ‘Pacman Jones’. Shouldn’t it be Pac Man or Pac-Man? The way they wrote it, it looks like it should rhyme with Hugh Jackman.[/quote]

  • Mike from Queens | March 27, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    Ek, I echo the thanks on the no more security code thing. I know I’m more of a ghost around here nowadays, but I used to have all sorts of issues with that thing. Hope it works out for the best.

    Minna, the fact that I have no idea what you look like only feeds your enigmatic presence here. It’s attractive. Don’t give it up lightly.

    Re: post 96 by Patrick, crazy shit with the UNC mascot. I’m shocked so much was made of it on ESPN, and even a bit of New York radio tosay, but it’s an awful story. Definitely a good move by that Oregon Duck.

  • pitnasty | March 27, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    minna i will take pics of your tats for you any day of the week also having met dibs in person his ink is amazing

  • Minna H. | March 27, 2007 at 1:02 am |

    [quote comment=”63283″]

    Minna, the fact that I have no idea what you look like only feeds your enigmatic presence here. It’s attractive. Don’t give it up lightly.

    Re: post 96 by Patrick, crazy shit with the UNC mascot. I’m shocked so much was made of it on ESPN, and even a bit of New York radio tosay, but it’s an awful story. Definitely a good move by that Oregon Duck.[/quote]

    Mike, I miss ya, buddy. If I took pics of my tats, it would ONLY be of my tats–not of the rest of me. Since I have no tats of my face, I would still be enigmatic.

    Just wanted to thank everyone (again) who helped me find my new shoes. I knew I could count on you. Plus, I made my first EastBay buy. Does that count as logo dropping?

  • Minna H. | March 27, 2007 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”63284″]minna i will take pics of your tats for you any day of the week also having met dibs in person his ink is amazing[/quote]

    pitnasty, thanks for the offer, but I have a photographer lined up.

    Did you see all of Dibble’s tats or just the one on his arm (I’m assuming he has more than one)? That thing is righteous.

  • Sage Confucius | March 27, 2007 at 1:40 am |

    An article about Jason Ray the UNC mascot that was killed. Looks like a big kid.