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And Life Once Again Has Meaning

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Man, is there anything better than an entire day and night filled with nothing but baseball? It’s like a gift from the gods, I tells ya. And look what we get today: a newspaper full of box scores, which constitute a balm to the soul, a lift to the spirit. It’s all so totally great, I don’t even mind that the Yankees won. Much.

No shortage of uni-related details, either. Check it out, my little detail-driven obsessives:

• Seems like there’s always a team wearing a patch that hadn’t been announced in advance. This year it’s the Braves, who are wearing a memorial patch for Lew Burdette and Johnny Sain, both of whom wore uni No. 33. It’s hard to see, but the “33” on the patch is flanked by a little “LB” on one side and a little “JS” on the other.

• The Twins hurriedly added a black armband — apparently a really thick, heavy armband — in memory broadcaster Herb Carneal, who died on Sunday.

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• Carlos Zambrano usually opts for the blue alt jersey, but not yesterday. Why? According to the “Uniform uniformity” section of this page (helpfully brought to my attention by Bryan Redemske), “As it turns out, Zambrano had no choice. Cubs President John McDonough has decided the Cubs will wear gray on the road and white with blue pinstripes at home. The move corresponds with the decision to put names on the backs of the uniforms.” Does this mean the alt jersey — which is still shown in the official MLB Style Guide — has essentially been retired? I’ll try to get an answer on that. Meanwhile, someone please buy John McDonough a beer.

• Those Diamondbacks uniforms didn’t look so bad (additional views here and here), but the black uni numbers are really bugging me. Wish they were red, like the letters.

• Speaking of the Dbacks, I swear Eric “Twinkletoes” Byrnes‘s heels never touch the ground (although they occasionally come to rest on a base).

• And speaking of bases, they were festooned with Opening Day logos.

• And speaking of the Opening Day logo, it was emblazoned behind home plate and along the baselines at various stadia. But that wasn’t good enough for the Royals and Brewers: They used an Opening Week logo.

• The Twins’ grounds crew wore tuxedoes; the Nationals’ crew, um, didn’t.

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• The Reds’ new uniforms looked my-t-fine.

• Looks like an awful lot of unauthorized logo creep on Chris Snyder’s undershirt sleeve.

• What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?

• Best uniforms of the day: the U.S. Army Band, which played at the Nats/Marlins game.

Oh, and I hear there was a basketball game or something last night, which means it’s time to name our latest Distant Replays raffle winners. Uni Watch intern Vince Grzegorek is busily tabulating the results as we speak (read: He’s sleeping off a hangover after draining half a case while watching the Indians yesterday) and will announce the winners tomorrow.

 

243 comments to And Life Once Again Has Meaning

  • Robert | April 3, 2007 at 8:10 am |

    I, for one, share Paul’s gleeful attitude toward the arrival of baseball season. Life is good.

  • Joe Young | April 3, 2007 at 8:10 am |

    This is not an undershirt sleeve that Chris Snyder is wearing. It is a Phiten Power Sleeve It is basically a compression sleve, that uses titanium to energize your muscles.

  • LES | April 3, 2007 at 8:10 am |

    Hi

    The Mets should take note of what the Reds have done ,I think they have showen there is nothing wrong with having black in your uniform as long as its used to extenuate the main colours and logos, Cincinnati have got it right ,the black gives the uniform more deffinition without being overbearing . Mets take note Blue caps and undershirts at Shea please, and we will look as good as the Reds .

    Les

  • Robert | April 3, 2007 at 8:14 am |

    With regard to Eric Byrnes, I enjoy that in addition to hiking up his pants, his wears them a little baggy.

    http://us.news2.yimg...

    I do not like the ultra-tight hiked pants sported by Alfonso Siriano, among others.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Brooks | April 3, 2007 at 8:18 am |

    Joe Young, you beat me to it

  • david | April 3, 2007 at 8:19 am |

    I was glad to see that the Reds had decided to get rid of the black drop shadowing on the nameplates and scale down the number font size. As I said in yesterdays comments, when you compare yesterdays uniform to this;

    http://img404.images...

    you can really see that the Reds took a lot of the fans… and critics advice.

    I was waiting in anticipation all morning yesterday to see how the Reds new unis looked on the field,when I saw the changes I realized that some organizations do listen to the publics opinions.

  • dp | April 3, 2007 at 8:20 am |

    What’s up with Dontrelle wearing his pants low?

    This is so much better. Hope he returns to this look.

  • Justin | April 3, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    [quote comment=”65833″] This is not an undershirt sleeve that Chris Snyder is wearing. It is a Phiten Power Sleeve It is basically a compression sleve, that uses titanium to energize your muscles.[/quote]

    so it’s basically a compression sleeve that they jack the price up on to energize their wallets?

  • jesus torres | April 3, 2007 at 8:22 am |

    (probably should have posted this yesterday)
    Am I the only one bothered with the Uni Watch logo on Page 2?? If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the column was called “Uni 2 Watch”…

  • Jay | April 3, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    Wilson got a lot of pub in the Orioles-Twins game last nught. Home plate ump had yellow “W” on his throat protector and on his chest protector. Looked like:

    W
    W

    Looking for pics…

  • redemske | April 3, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    Re: The Twins grounds crew

    It’s easy to wear a tux and stay clean when you’re playing on carpet. What grounds?

  • Big O | April 3, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    [quote comment=”65844″]Wilson got a lot of pub in the Orioles-Twins game last nught. Home plate ump had yellow “W” on his throat protector and on his chest protector. Looked like:

    W
    W

    Looking for pics…[/quote]

    He also had a patch on his left sleve “EG” Not sure what that was about.

  • Johnny | April 3, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    That looks like a nic ehot do gthere.. what stadium is that in?

  • DJ | April 3, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    I think the umpire’s “EG” patch was in honor of the late Eric Gregg.

  • Paul P | April 3, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    http://www.boston.co...

    Sorry, forgot the link

  • todd krevanchi | April 3, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    it used to be that a shoe company wanted to outfit as many final four teams and bowl teams as possible. how pissed must nike be that it actually HAD 2 system of dress teams in the final, with the eventual winner putting the kybosh on the “system” after its loss in knoxville.

  • dan | April 3, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    Just a random thought on opening day: The black underbills looked really good with all black hats!

  • Steve | April 3, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Was the MLB logo on the bases purple?

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    I guess it was for opening day, along with the “I Live For This” slogan?

    Here’s a regular base:

    http://www.newyorksp...

  • Ryan B. | April 3, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Did the Texas Rangers have uniform numbers on the front of their road vest jerseys last year? I didn’t think so, but I could be off kilter.

  • Steve | April 3, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    I meant “Why Was”, not “Was” the logo purple. I can obviously tell it was purple.

  • nybatt | April 3, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    I counted FOUR, 4… um, four yankees yesterday who featured high-pants!! rodriguez, mintkiewicz, bruney, and farnsworth…

    I am obviously delighted by the development… bruney and mint-k always have… but for rodriguez and farnsworth this is new (regular season)….

    it has been embarrassing that the team sporting the “classic” of classic unis, “my” team, for a couple years had not a single player with proper-length pants…

    about time!! now if they’d only lose the white-trim on the road greys!!

  • Broker75 | April 3, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    You can tell that players just opened a box of new ballcaps and threw them on for Opening Day, no hats were worked in, they looked like trucker hats. ahh, the smell of Opening Day/Week.

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”65833″] This is not an undershirt sleeve that Chris Snyder is wearing. It is a Phiten Power Sleeve It is basically a compression sleve, that uses titanium to energize your muscles.[/quote]

    Power sleeve with titanium to energize your muscles, what a crock, how can people sell this crap, and how can anyone believe it?

  • Harry | April 3, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    Not sure if the umpire’s W was for Wilson, I didn’t see it but I know the plate umpire was Joe West, who makes and sells his own equipment. His chest protector is called the “West Vest”

  • TD | April 3, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”65845″]Re: The Twins grounds crew

    It’s easy to wear a tux and stay clean when you’re playing on carpet. What grounds?[/quote]

    You must not have kids – ever try to get red clay dirt out of carpet? :)

    Seriously, having watched the Dome crew wrangle that mess for years (both in original green concrete and newer versions), they struggle to keep the cutout edges from becoming a gigantic smear by the 5th inning, something the grass jockeys really don’t have to worry about. All the pregame prep in the world won’t prevent it.

  • Patrick | April 3, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”65860″]I meant “Why Was”, not “Was” the logo purple.

    I can obviously tell it was purple.[/quote]

    Because it is a base from Coors Field. You can see the Rookies logo on the other side.

  • tc | April 3, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”65858″]Was the MLB logo on the bases purple?

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    I guess it was for opening day, along with the “I Live For This” slogan?

    Here’s a regular base:

    http://www.newyorksp...

    the game was in Coors Field, home of the purple Colorado Rockies

  • tc | April 3, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    wow

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    The black is still on the Reds’s names, it’s just not as pronounced. The letters are taller and thinner as well. All in all I think they look pretty sweet though. However, I am a fan of the front number being just a bit lower that then team logo on the other side of the jersey. See this comparison.

    Also it appears that the Dbags new name font is very similar to the new Chargers name font. Very similar “S’s.”

  • Jay | April 3, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    The “West Vest” is made by Wilson:
    http://www.majorleag...

    Can’t find game pictures, but picture the gold mask logo above the gold chest logo.

  • bj in gainesville | April 3, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    “What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.

  • Paul P | April 3, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”65858″]Was the MLB logo on the bases purple?

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    I guess it was for opening day, along with the “I Live For This” slogan?

    Here’s a regular base:

    http://www.newyorksp...
    Steve,
    The “I live for this” was an ad slogan used by MLB, and I believe it was started in 2003. Not sure if it’s still in use at all, so I think that is and old photo that Paul used.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | April 3, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]

    Ain’t it the truth?

  • voteprime | April 3, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    What’s the deal with these full socks that people seem to be wearing as if they are stirrups? Like this or this instead of this or this?

    I guess it’s better than the full pants, but to be honest, I don’t think it looks that good.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | April 3, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”65876″][quote comment=”65858″]Was the MLB logo on the bases purple?

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    I guess it was for opening day, along with the “I Live For This” slogan?

    Here’s a regular base:

    http://www.newyorksp...
    Steve,
    The “I live for this” was an ad slogan used by MLB, and I believe it was started in 2003. Not sure if it’s still in use at all, so I think that is and old photo that Paul used.[/quote]

    Sorry for the double post but I believe your answer lies on the other side of the base. Eric Byrnes is standing on a Colorado Rockies base and because Colorado’s main color is purple, the MLB and “I Live for This” insignia are purple.

  • Paul Lukas | April 3, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”65876″][quote comment=”65858″]Was the MLB logo on the bases purple?

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

    I guess it was for opening day, along with the “I Live For This” slogan?

    Here’s a regular base:

    http://www.newyorksp...
    Steve,
    The “I live for this” was an ad slogan used by MLB, and I believe it was started in 2003. Not sure if it’s still in use at all, so I think that is and old photo that Paul used.[/quote]

    No, that photo is from yesterday, and the slogan is stil in use.

  • Zachattac | April 3, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”65859″]Did the Texas Rangers have uniform numbers on the front of their road vest jerseys last year? I didn’t think so, but I could be off kilter.[/quote]
    Yes they wore numbers on their vests last year too.

  • Ed | April 3, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    Stopped by a sporting goods shop yesterday, to check out the new ballcaps (gotta see what the fuss is about).

    The new BP hat just doesn’t seem to fit right – especially now that it is a multi-sized stretch deal rather than fitted. So, in addition to questionable aesthetics, there’s a functional problem too.

    Grr.

    ed

  • Miguel | April 3, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”65838″]What’s up with Dontrelle wearing his pants low?

    This is so much better. Hope he returns to this look.[/quote]

    He’ll probably stick with longer pants, since he’s wearing hightops now.

  • Chad E. | April 3, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Indiana University has new baseball uniforms, and man do they look like crap.

    http://www.idsnews.c...

  • DenverGregg | April 3, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Interesting tidbit about the new batting practice jerseys is here.

  • Steve | April 3, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    For me, the Diamondback’s uniforms are ruined by the funky “D” logo on the hat. No major league team should wear anything like that. Too minor league. Reminded me of the Albuquerque Dukes of the early 80’s when they had Steve Sax and Mike Marshall.

  • Kerry | April 3, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”65889″]For me, the Diamondback’s uniforms are ruined by the funky “D” logo on the hat. No major league team should wear anything like that. Too minor league. Reminded me of the Albuquerque Dukes of the early 80’s when they had Steve Sax and Mike Marshall.[/quote]
    Agreed, both Arizona and Washington use cap logos that don’t fit with the rest of the uniform.

  • Perry | April 3, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”65862″]You can tell that players just opened a box of new ballcaps and threw them on for Opening Day, no hats were worked in, they looked like trucker hats. ahh, the smell of Opening Day/Week.[/quote]

    It might take a loooong time to break them in:
    “New Era 2007 5950 Cap Design: Shrink Resistant – Performance fabric holds shape unlike any cap ever worn by professional athletes”

  • Zurk | April 3, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Yes – Opening Day is the best. As I was sitting in my seat at the Rockies game against Arizona yesterday taking in all the hoopla, I noticed as they were introducing the players there were only 4 on each team that wore there pants the correct way (hiked up). In previous years I never would have noticed that (my wife wishes I never would now!)

    When Paul brought up his concerns about Arizona’s colors being like Houston’s I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal but as the game went on yesterday I kept thinking they were playing the Astor’s! Games are so much more work now!

  • Burrill | April 3, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Just a quick diversification from baseball for a moment:

    Last week I shot a local high school soccer game. I had never seen their unis before:
    http://www.burrillst...
    The C stands for Chelsea, but my first thought when I saw it was that I was looking at a team captain. Then I realized what it meant.

  • Riley | April 3, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Ahhh… Opening Day. I spent most of yesterday afternoon with my good friend MLB.TV. What a great day.

    Anyhow: Reds looked sweet. The new D-backs jerseys are brutal (but anything is an improvement), but the new D-backs hats are absolutely awesome.

    I, too, hit a sportswear store a couple days ago which had already received many of the new caps. The new 5950’s are quite comfortable but not radically more so than the old ones. They definitely have a slightly lower profile. The wool 5950’s always made me have a radically boxy look when they were new (thank you warm water and couple of hours to sit around the house weraing a soaking wet hat). After picking through about 2 or 3 new 5950’s I finally found one that actually looked pretty good.

    The new 3930’s are even uglier in person. I mean they are absolutely horrible. I did find them a little more comfortable than the old ones though. They seemed to have a little deeper profile and didn’t pinch my temples as much. I’d rather be a little less comfortable and not have mushrooms over my ears.

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”65887″]Indiana University has new baseball uniforms, and man do they look like crap.

    http://www.idsnews.c...

    Wow, another uniform that look like they could’ve been made by Steve and Barry’s, along with the Civil Rights Game jerseys!

  • C.N. | April 3, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”65887″]Indiana University has new baseball uniforms, and man do they look like crap.

    http://www.idsnews.c...

    That doesn’t look like crap! The hats maybe, but the tops and pants (maybe with stirrups?) look pretty sweet.

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Paul, since Jose Reyes was part of the new ad campaign for the new 5950’s, shouldn’t he, um, oh I dunno, wear the new hat?

  • Patrick | April 3, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”65835″]With regard to Eric Byrnes, I enjoy that in addition to hiking up his pants, his wears them a little baggy.

    http://us.news2.yimg...

    I do not like the ultra-tight hiked pants sported by Alfonso Siriano, among others.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Couldn’t agree more. I wish the baggy pants look would make a full on comeback. Soriano looks ridiculous.

  • Broker75 | April 3, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]
    *Also, a team that doesn’t get respect from the hometown fans*.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 3, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    The only beer John McDonough will be getting from me will be dumped over his head — it was his idea to put those ugly names on the Cubs’ home uniforms and take away from the elegant simplicity of one of baseball’s classiest jerseys!

    I personally like the blue jerseys but if blue socks are visible then I guess I can tolerate the dull gray on the road. Shame to see that walking bear logo disappear, though.

    As for the names, keep them on the road if you want, where fans might not know the players (and where jersey designs change often enough so that nobody gets really attached to anything). Just not on the pinstripes — one name-free jersey isn’t too much to ask.

  • Kerry | April 3, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    With all of this baseball talk, I think that this is appropriate.

    I bought a new hat back in February from EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS and I finally got it in. It’s a 1942 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS HAT. It’s a very good quality, looks and feels GREAT!

  • Kerry | April 3, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”65898″][quote comment=”65887″]Indiana University has new baseball uniforms, and man do they look like crap.

    http://www.idsnews.c...

    That doesn’t look like crap! The hats maybe, but the tops and pants (maybe with stirrups?) look pretty sweet.[/quote]
    I think the only issue with those jerseys are the fact that the white piping and lettering kind of blend together…making it somewhat difficult to read.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”65898″][quote comment=”65887″]Indiana University has new baseball uniforms, and man do they look like crap.

    http://www.idsnews.c...

    That doesn’t look like crap! The hats maybe, but the tops and pants (maybe with stirrups?) look pretty sweet.[/quote]
    My .02, I just think the placket piping is a little busy with the Indiana going through. Other than that, pretty good and I like the white shoes.
    Sad to see Dontrelle donning the PJ’s but if not sure we want to see hightops with high socks either. Did he suffer some sort of injury?

  • Willy Billy | April 3, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    In regards to this picture of Eric Byrnes

    Byrnes on the Base

    It looks to me like he is wearing his socks inside out. I say this because the socks changes texture at the ankle and becomes smooth. Are there any other pictures of the other Diamondback players? If nobody else’s socks do this then Byrnes is probably wearing them inside out.

  • Patrick | April 3, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Those Reds uniforms are such a MASSIVE improvement that I can almost forgive the superfluous black drop shadow.

    Kudos to the Diamondbacks – they’ve managed to look like total crap now in two completely different ways.

    Why do the Marlins insist on looking like a softball team at all times? You play in sunny Florida – show off your teal, for God’s sake!

    Oh, and when is Toronto getting a Major League team?

  • bj in gainesville | April 3, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    Broker: I never said anyone cared if they won…
    Patrick: The game was in DC, not in Florida. But really, they do it because no one bought the Teal jerseys. Black sells (but not really)

  • Kenny | April 3, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]

    Won 1…bought the other

  • Rene | April 3, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”65913″][quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]

    Won 1…bought the other[/quote]

    then i guess that would mean: Marlins:1, Yankees: 0

  • Dan | April 3, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”65899″]Paul, since Jose Reyes was part of the new ad campaign for the new 5950’s, shouldn’t he, um, oh I dunno, wear the new hat?[/quote]
    Reyes usually wears the old low crown cap, which hasn’t been made for a few years, so that explains why he isn’t wearing a new one.

    [quote comment=”65892″][quote comment=”65862″]You can tell that players just opened a box of new ballcaps and threw them on for Opening Day, no hats were worked in, they looked like trucker hats. ahh, the smell of Opening Day/Week.[/quote]

    It might take a loooong time to break them in:
    “New Era 2007 5950 Cap Design: Shrink Resistant – Performance fabric holds shape unlike any cap ever worn by professional athletes”[/quote]
    I picked up a couple of them the other day, and they were too big on me… I was worried that they would never fit right since they wouldn’t shrink. I brought them back to Lids, and the person there told me they would, in fact, shrink a little… they were right. I wet my head and the sweatband of the hat, wore it for about a half hour… and then when I picked it up the next day, it fit much better.

    Also, to the user who said the new hats were lower profile, I don’t see that at all. If anything, they look higher profile on me, but that’s probably just because it’s not 100% broken in yet… I think that part of them is the same.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”65916″][quote comment=”65899″]Paul, since Jose Reyes was part of the new ad campaign for the new 5950’s, shouldn’t he, um, oh I dunno, wear the new hat?[/quote]
    Reyes usually wears the old low crown cap, which hasn’t been made for a few years, so that explains why he isn’t wearing a new one.

    [quote comment=”65892″][quote comment=”65862″]You can tell that players just opened a box of new ballcaps and threw them on for Opening Day, no hats were worked in, they looked like trucker hats. ahh, the smell of Opening Day/Week.[/quote]

    It might take a loooong time to break them in:
    “New Era 2007 5950 Cap Design: Shrink Resistant – Performance fabric holds shape unlike any cap ever worn by professional athletes”[/quote]
    I picked up a couple of them the other day, and they were too big on me… I was worried that they would never fit right since they wouldn’t shrink. I brought them back to Lids, and the person there told me they would, in fact, shrink a little… they were right. I wet my head and the sweatband of the hat, wore it for about a half hour… and then when I picked it up the next day, it fit much better.

    Also, to the user who said the new hats were lower profile, I don’t see that at all. If anything, they look higher profile on me, but that’s probably just because it’s not 100% broken in yet… I think that part of them is the same.[/quote]
    So is the “surgery” going to work on these?

  • Derek G. | April 3, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”65909″]In regards to this picture of Eric Byrnes

    Byrnes on the Base

    It looks to me like he is wearing his socks inside out. I say this because the socks changes texture at the ankle and becomes smooth. Are there any other pictures of the other Diamondback players? If nobody else’s socks do this then Byrnes is probably wearing them inside out.[/quote]

    Most long athletic socks are textured like that, and usually they’ll have more fabric on the soles, heel, and where the Achilles tendon is which you would be able to see with his low top shoes, so he’s wearing right side out

  • LES | April 3, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there read grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les

  • Ian K | April 3, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    Did anyone else think the Red Sox uniforms had a sand hue to them? I think it was either my TV or ESPN HD or the lighting because looking at photos from today, they look like normal. They reminded me of the Padres jerseys, but it was subtle.

    Other uni updates in action that I enjoyed from yesterday:
    -It’s sad the Royals have been such a sorry franchise because their uniforms are so classy.
    -And welcome back, Dodger nameplates.

  • Ben Thoma | April 3, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”65890″][quote comment=”65889″]For me, the Diamondback’s uniforms are ruined by the funky “D” logo on the hat. No major league team should wear anything like that. Too minor league. Reminded me of the Albuquerque Dukes of the early 80’s when they had Steve Sax and Mike Marshall.[/quote]
    Agreed, both Arizona and Washington use cap logos that don’t fit with the rest of the uniform.[/quote]

    Let’s consider the new “db” mark on the Diamondbacks’ sleeve. This kind of bothers me because the Diamondbacks have enough use of initials already (i.e. triangle-adorned “A” and the snake-made “D”). Plus my fiancé and I are using a “db” ligature on our wedding stuff, so it’s making me sick to think we’d be associated with Arizona in any way (Giants fan here).

    I will say the new color scheme is far better than the last, and going up against the Rockies on opening Day proved that purple should be on it’s way out permanently as a featured color in MLB unis.

    Finally, I must say that the typography in “Arizona” is really nice (especially the balance of the R and N), but from a distance, it’s super hard to read. I saw a dugout shot on TV and thought the team had simply put a long horizontal censored bar on their chest.

    (Sorry, I tried to put links in here as reference, but most of the URLs I had were apparently too long or confused the comment robot.)

  • CubsFanBudMan | April 3, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”65903″]Just not on the pinstripes — one name-free jersey isn’t too much to ask.[/quote]

    I prefer the homes w/o names, too, but if one jersey is really all you ask, then pick up the BP. It even has that walking cub logo you like.

    Happy to see less blue at home. I liked them on the road, though. But they were overused.

  • david | April 3, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there read grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    The Reds have their nickname on their road uniforms in the form of an arm sleeve patch. I Know you were most likely refering to teams that use their nickname INSTEAD of their city, but I thought I would just mention that.

  • Matthew S. | April 3, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there read grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    According to the ‘Dressed to the Nines’ database, the Angels, Brewers, and Cardinals do it too:

    Angels: http://www.baseballh...

    Brewers: http://www.baseballh...

    Cards: http://www.baseballh...

  • JT | April 3, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    I attended the Marlins/Nationals game yesterday, and yes, the US Army Bugle Corp (the ones in white) and the US Army Band did have some slick uniforms.

    I noticed one sock related item. Since none of the Nationals or Marlins starters wore their pants correctly, there were no visible socks until Micah Bowie came into the game (and later pinch hitter Fick had some low stirrups working for him), except for when Nationals reliever Speigner was in the game. He apparently had some sort of leg cramp, and when the trainers came out to look at it he pulled his pant leg up to reveal high red socks which you otherwise couldn’t see. It made me wonder why he bothered since you couldn’t even see them.

  • chicago_cheesehead | April 3, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    Anyone else see KC catcher John Buck sporting stirups yesterday?? Couldn’t find any pics of him from yesterday but here is a small, crappy pic but you get the idea.

  • Kenny | April 3, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”65915″][quote comment=”65913″][quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]

    Won 1…bought the other[/quote]

    then i guess that would mean: Marlins:1, Yankees: 0[/quote]

    true

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”65921″]Did anyone else think the Red Sox uniforms had a sand hue to them? I think it was either my TV or ESPN HD or the lighting because looking at photos from today, they look like normal. They reminded me of the Padres jerseys, but it was subtle.

    Yeah, it definitely looked like a sand hue. I think it was ESPN HD. The entire picture looked a little cloudy at times….

  • Greg Riffenburgh | April 3, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    I caught this bit of NHL uni news in John Buccigross’ article today:

    • The NHL will have new uniforms next season, designed to repel water and sweat and protect the players, as well. I’ve been told there will be no third jerseys and home teams will return to wearing white, which is what every hockey fan wants. Every uniform you are seeing now will be a vintage uniform in two months.

    Now, I don’t know if that’s his opinion or it’s fact, but it sounds promising either way.

  • Kenny | April 3, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”65921″]Did anyone else think the Red Sox uniforms had a sand hue to them? I think it was either my TV or ESPN HD or the lighting because looking at photos from today, they look like normal. They reminded me of the Padres jerseys, but it was subtle.

    Other uni updates in action that I enjoyed from yesterday:
    -It’s sad the Royals have been such a sorry franchise because their uniforms are so classy.
    -And welcome back, Dodger nameplates.[/quote]

    are there nameplates there or directly sewn on?

  • Steve | April 3, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there read grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    The Orioles used “Orioles” to appeal to fans outside Bawlmer, particularly in the D.C. area.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 3, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”65923″][quote comment=”65903″]Just not on the pinstripes — one name-free jersey isn’t too much to ask.[/quote]

    I prefer the homes w/o names, too, but if one jersey is really all you ask, then pick up the BP. It even has that walking cub logo you like.[/quote]

    The BP jersey doesn’t count — those silly white and red side panels ruin it! The home shirts from the last two years were perfect; the red borders on the numbers have grown on me and I wouldn’t want them to go back to the single-layer numbers that they had for over 50 years at home. Maybe the new ownership will bring the tradition back.

    And (nothing to do with the Cubs) here’s another team, like the 1905 New York Giants, bragging about their championship right on their jerseys: Tidewater Tides.

  • jake | April 3, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    As a Cubs fan I’m not really too sad to see the blue alternates go, or atleast be used less. They never really seemed to match the caps blue correctly, possibly could’ve been corrected now that the caps are a synthetic material. I wouldn’t mind seeing a blue alternate, if the color situation were fixed, but I have never been a big fan of the “walking cub” logo anyway.

  • Perry | April 3, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.

  • DRob | April 3, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”65904″]With all of this baseball talk, I think that this is appropriate.

    I bought a new hat back in February from EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS and I finally got it in. It’s a 1942 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS HAT. It’s a very good quality, looks and feels GREAT![/quote]
    That hat is awesome! Does it fit/feel/look different than a regular baseball hat when its on?
    I want one!

  • Josh | April 3, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    Paul, I just read your ESPN column from yesterday.
    Yashir Koach on a great article!

  • CubsFanBudMan | April 3, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”65938″][quote comment=”65923″][quote comment=”65903″]Just not on the pinstripes — one name-free jersey isn’t too much to ask.[/quote]

    I prefer the homes w/o names, too, but if one jersey is really all you ask, then pick up the BP. It even has that walking cub logo you like.[/quote]

    The BP jersey doesn’t count — those silly white and red side panels ruin it! The home shirts from the last two years were perfect; the red borders on the numbers have grown on me and I wouldn’t want them to go back to the single-layer numbers that they had for over 50 years at home. Maybe the new ownership will bring the tradition back.[/quote]

    Can’t argue with anything you said.

  • patrick | April 3, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”65927″]I attended the Marlins/Nationals game yesterday, and yes, the US Army Bugle Corp (the ones in white) and the US Army Band did have some slick uniforms.

    I noticed one sock related item. Since none of the Nationals or Marlins starters wore their pants correctly, there were no visible socks until Micah Bowie came into the game (and later pinch hitter Fick had some low stirrups working for him), except for when Nationals reliever Speigner was in the game. He apparently had some sort of leg cramp, and when the trainers came out to look at it he pulled his pant leg up to reveal high red socks which you otherwise couldn’t see. It made me wonder why he bothered since you couldn’t even see them.[/quote]

    Whether or not they wear their pants high has no effect on their hosiery (with the exception of sitrrup wearers. Teams generally have a pair of uniform socks that everyone wears (unless you wear stirrups) so whether or not he goes highwaters, hes got red on underneath.

  • david | April 3, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    Throw down a link because the words “classiest” “Rockies” “Baseball” and “uniform” have never been used in the same sentence before your post.

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

  • Drew | April 3, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there read grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]
    Come on Les….there/their, showen/shown, extenuate/accentuate, colours/colors, deffinition/definition

  • Matthew S. | April 3, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”65947″]Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

    Words fail me…that’s just beautiful. Wish I knew someone that inventive when I was in college.

  • Alex | April 3, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”65921″]Did anyone else think the Red Sox uniforms had a sand hue to them? I think it was either my TV or ESPN HD or the lighting because looking at photos from today, they look like normal. They reminded me of the Padres jerseys, but it was subtle.

    Couldn’t agree more, the Royals get ignored so much that it is easy to overlook how awesome their unis are. One of my favorites for sure

    Other uni updates in action that I enjoyed from yesterday:
    -It’s sad the Royals have been such a sorry franchise because their uniforms are so classy.
    -And welcome back, Dodger nameplates.[/quote]

  • Dan | April 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”65917″]So is the “surgery” going to work on these?[/quote]
    What’s your definition of surgery? Everybody had different ways of breaking in the wool 5950s.

  • Sage Confucius | April 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”65859″]Did the Texas Rangers have uniform numbers on the front of their road vest jerseys last year? I didn’t think so, but I could be off kilter.[/quote]

    Wow! I’d like to say it’s my monitor, but the helmets are definitely blue. The jersey and undershirt are bordering on light purple though.

  • Alex | April 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    dunno what happened..but I WAS commenting on how much I love the Royals unis as well. One of my favorites for sure

  • Josh | April 3, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    Am I the only one that misses the old school satin dugout jackets?
    Why are the Yankees the only damn team that still gets to wear them?

    THIS (on the right)
    looks so much better than
    THIS

  • Binky | April 3, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    Did anyone see A-Rod’s cleats yesterday? It had his number and the word AROD on the back. Also there was a Nike swoosh on his under the jersey shirt.

  • Daren Landers | April 3, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    I noticed Josh Hamilton is wearing No. 33 for the Reds. That used to be Griffey’s number up until last year, when he switched to No. 3 (in honour of his kids).

  • Shaftman | April 3, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”65954″][quote comment=”65859″]Did the Texas Rangers have uniform numbers on the front of their road vest jerseys last year? I didn’t think so, but I could be off kilter.[/quote]

    Wow! I’d like to say it’s my monitor, but the helmets are definitely blue. The jersey and undershirt are bordering on light purple though.[/quote]

    I agree..At first I figured the undershirt was just old and faded, but then why would the letters be the same color.

  • marc | April 3, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    cold pizza said that arods socks are part of a transformation into making him a more tradional ball player(stolen bases, more slim)

  • Daren Landers | April 3, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”65959″]I noticed Josh Hamilton is wearing No. 33 for the Reds. That used to be Griffey’s number up until last year, when he switched to No. 3 (in honour of his kids).[/quote]
    Ha-never mind; Griffey in fact wore No. 30. Not sure where I got ’33’.

  • david | April 3, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”65959″]I noticed Josh Hamilton is wearing No. 33 for the Reds. That used to be Griffey’s number up until last year, when he switched to No. 3 (in honour of his kids).[/quote]

    Griffeys number was 30, The same as his fathers.

  • DenverGregg | April 3, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]
    Neither Phoenix uni looks good to me, but these new ones are really overly similar to the ‘stros.

    Agree on the Cubs blue jersey and vest jerseys in general.

    Maybe Rox fans will be lucky and the Monforts will sell out soon to someone who will improve the product on the field and change the purple/black/silver combo to the green/silver already in use for the AAA team down the road.

  • Kyle | April 3, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    How about A-Rod wearing his sock up… that has to make some of you Yankee fans hate him a little less right?

  • Binky | April 3, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”65965″]How about A-Rod wearing his sock up… that has to make some of you Yankee fans hate him a little less right?[/quote]
    Only if he puts on stirrups and hits when it counts.

  • Craig | April 3, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    The Phillies also wore some type of patch on their sleeve. The last picture in their photo gallery.

  • patrick | April 3, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”65951″][quote comment=”65947″]Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

    Words fail me…that’s just beautiful. Wish I knew someone that inventive when I was in college.[/quote]

    A kid from long island invented this…. http://www.beerlaunc... be sure to check the video, the accuracy is amazing.

  • Jay | April 3, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”65844″]Wilson got a lot of pub in the Orioles-Twins game last nught. Home plate ump had yellow “W” on his throat protector and on his chest protector. Looked like:

    W
    W

    Looking for pics…[/quote]

    Here’s the best I could find:

    You can kind of see the yellow mask “w”. The chest protector “W” was perfectly framed framed by the jacket. It was a bit distracting, though it probably gave the pitchers an idea where the high strike would be called.

  • SL | April 3, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    I think the reason why the picture during the Red Sox/Royals game yesterday may have looked fuzzy is from the water splashing up from the outfield waterfall at Kauffmann Stadium and getting in front of the camera. The water mist/splashing would have been out of focus for the camera and appeared as a haze on your screen.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”65953″][quote comment=”65917″]So is the “surgery” going to work on these?[/quote]
    What’s your definition of surgery? Everybody had different ways of breaking in the wool 5950s.[/quote]
    There was a link to an article here that’s been reposted a couple of times. It involved taking out the “high” part of the crown in a detailed multi-step process.

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”65935″][quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there road grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    The Orioles used “Orioles” to appeal to fans outside Bawlmer, particularly in the D.C. area.[/quote]

    This has always bugged me! As a Baltimore native and an Orioles fan, I long for the day when the team will once again show some pride for thier home city and proudly display “Baltimore” on thier road jerseys.

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    I’m certainly not opposed at all to the Cubs wearing road greys over the blue alternates, and I always think we should wear the classic home unis, but it’s hard for me to fathom that McDonough is ridding the alternates entirely from the Cubs’ repertoire. It’s a very popular fan jersey, and to rid it of its authentic, on-field status would likely hurt sales…so I hope we’ll see it on occasion, although certainly less frequently than in the past. Seeing the Cubs celebrate winning the central in ’03 wearing the alternates was a bit much.

    Also, regarding the synthetic 59FIFTYs: the “surgery” as described here still works well, but the hat shrinks markedly less than its wool predecessor, and it also seems to want to keep its shape more as well, requiring more time to break it in. Hopefully next year the 39THRTY BP caps won’t be so awful looking so I can go for one of those.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 3, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?

  • Gil68 | April 3, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    Bought one of the new 5950s at the White Sox opener yesterday. Seems pretty nice, but I don’t like the raised MLB logo on the back. Feels quite a bit like the wool ones. The way I break them in is to find one in my size that is a bit big, wash it with my laundry, and then throw it in the dryer. It rounds out the crown a bit and loosens up how rigid a new cap is when you buy it. The dryer seems to make it a bit easier to get a good curve on the bill. Seems like a solid cap, don’t know if the hat/fabric will keep me any cooler this summer.

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]
    Yankees and Rangers?

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    on second thought, the rangers do have their name on the home jersey….

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]

    Are we talking baseball, or all sports?

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”65976″][quote comment=”65935″][quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there road grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    The Orioles used “Orioles” to appeal to fans outside Bawlmer, particularly in the D.C. area.[/quote]

    This has always bugged me! As a Baltimore native and an Orioles fan, I long for the day when the team will once again show some pride for thier home city and proudly display “Baltimore” on thier road jerseys.[/quote]

    DON’T GET ME STARTED!!!!!!

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”65980″][quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]
    Yankees and Rangers?[/quote]

    Tigers

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”65984″][quote comment=”65980″][quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]
    Yankees and Rangers(wrong)?[/quote]

    Tigers[/quote]
    Ah, good catch–that one slipped my mind

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”65983″][quote comment=”65976″][quote comment=”65935″][quote comment=”65920″]Hi

    How many teams have there nickname rather than there city name on there road grays I can only think of the Orioles and Phillies?
    I remember a lot more teams used to do it.

    Les[/quote]

    The Orioles used “Orioles” to appeal to fans outside Bawlmer, particularly in the D.C. area.[/quote]

    This has always bugged me! As a Baltimore native and an Orioles fan, I long for the day when the team will once again show some pride for thier home city and proudly display “Baltimore” on thier road jerseys.[/quote]

    DON’T GET ME STARTED!!!!!![/quote]

    I knew Joe would be there (as he always is) to chime in when I brought this up. I can’t believe how frustrating being an O’s fan is right now–of course I’ll be at The Yard next Monday, so I can’t complain too much.

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”65985″][quote comment=”65984″][quote comment=”65980″][quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]
    Yankees and Rangers(wrong)?[/quote]

    Tigers[/quote]
    Ah, good catch–that one slipped my mind[/quote]

    I think the Diamond back’s home unis used to just have the “A” logo (I’m not sure about alternates), but of course now that’s changed.

  • Ed | April 3, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”65976″]This has always bugged me! As a Baltimore native and an Orioles fan, I long for the day when the team will once again show some pride for thier home city and proudly display “Baltimore” on thier road jerseys.[/quote]

    Won’t happen while Angelos is in charge. That would be tantamount to admitting he made up all that crap about the Nationals bleeding off support from the O’s.

    ed

  • LunchBox | April 3, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”65964″]
    Maybe Rox fans will be lucky and the Monforts will sell out soon to someone who will improve the product on the field and change the purple/black/silver combo to the green/silver already in use for the AAA team down the road.[/quote]

    I hope not. I maybe alone here, but I like the purple because it actually stands for something. Purple Mountains Majesty. I also like how its used (somewhat) sparingly. Besides the all-purple unis (which they’ve retired), they used the purple to accentuate, rather than it being the main color, at least uniform wise. I’d take their home/away uniforms over many others in baseball. The black vest is pretty bad though… I wish they’d use their black alternate like back in the day.

  • Ian K | April 3, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”65934″][quote comment=”65921″]Did anyone else think the Red Sox uniforms had a sand hue to them? I think it was either my TV or ESPN HD or the lighting because looking at photos from today, they look like normal. They reminded me of the Padres jerseys, but it was subtle.

    Other uni updates in action that I enjoyed from yesterday:
    -It’s sad the Royals have been such a sorry franchise because their uniforms are so classy.
    -And welcome back, Dodger nameplates.[/quote]

    are there nameplates there or directly sewn on?[/quote]

    I believe they’re directly sewn on. When that is the case, I guess “last name” would be a better term than “nameplate”.

  • Tim B. | April 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”65921″]Other uni updates in action that I enjoyed from yesterday:
    -It’s sad the Royals have been such a sorry franchise because their uniforms are so classy.[/quote]

    Those Royals Uni’s are classy as all get out. I was happy to see that they’ve apparently dropped the black trim. At least from the home whites. Lets hope this is a new trend. Black & blue looks almost as bad as purple & black.

    Blech!

  • Anthony | April 3, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Paul, I seem to remember you saying something in an old ESPN article about a baseball team secretly considering bringing back powder blues. Did this happen, or were you talking about the Chargers and I’m just confused?

  • Ian K | April 3, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”65987″][quote comment=”65985″][quote comment=”65984″][quote comment=”65980″][quote comment=”65978″]This city-name-on-the-jersey stuff is making me think of a trivia question:

    Which teams do not display their nicknames on any of their jerseys?[/quote]
    Yankees and Rangers(wrong)?[/quote]

    Tigers[/quote]
    Ah, good catch–that one slipped my mind[/quote]

    I think the Diamond back’s home unis used to just have the “A” logo (I’m not sure about alternates), but of course now that’s changed.[/quote]

    3 of the 4 two-word team nicknames display only one of the two words on their jerseys: the White Sox, Blue Jays, and Devil Rays. Does that count?

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”65991″][quote comment=”65976″]This has always bugged me! As a Baltimore native and an Orioles fan, I long for the day when the team will once again show some pride for thier home city and proudly display “Baltimore” on thier road jerseys.[/quote]

    Won’t happen while Angelos is in charge. That would be tantamount to admitting he made up all that crap about the Nationals bleeding off support from the O’s.

    ed[/quote]

    Well that’s all part of the problem isn’t it? Angelos has turned the storied franchise of the late 60’s through the early 80’s into a mediocre franchise that now faces it’s ninth (I think, I may have lost count) consecutive losing season. And now his reign of terror even has a tight grip on the uniform!

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 3, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    The Reds unis are a HUGE improvement, but not perfect.

    The closer they get to the Big Red Machine era in regards to the uniforms, the better.

    They aren’t the Cincinnati Reds & Blacks!!

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”65998″]The Reds unis are a HUGE improvement, but not perfect.

    The closer they get to the Big Red Machine era in regards to the uniforms, the better.

    They aren’t the Cincinnati Reds & Blacks!![/quote]

    It’s something I don’t usually even notice that much, but the black backdrop on the numbers has to go on these–it just looks wrong and makes it almost hard to read, and IMO actually detracts from how nice all the other changes are.

  • Eric | April 3, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I would love if the O’s went back to these unis (including the hats a stirrups). This is totally sweet:

    http://www.brooksrob...

  • Kim | April 3, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    According to this the Washington Mystics will unveil their new (presumably) red, white and blue unis tommorrow at noon.

    He’ll be live blogging from the event.

  • Chris | April 3, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    Ive got a quick question:

    How do professional baseball players get their hats to fit so well? Are the real hats sized differently than the public? I wear a fitted hat and its all boxy and even though it fits around my head nice between me and top of the hat theres probably enough room to start charging rent

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    Paul, this is for you. The new Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs, in action yesterday.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Perry | April 3, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”65992″][quote comment=”65964″]
    Maybe Rox fans will be lucky and the Monforts will sell out soon to someone who will improve the product on the field and change the purple/black/silver combo to the green/silver already in use for the AAA team down the road.[/quote]

    I hope not. I maybe alone here, but I like the purple because it actually stands for something. Purple Mountains Majesty. I also like how its used (somewhat) sparingly. Besides the all-purple unis (which they’ve retired), they used the purple to accentuate, rather than it being the main color, at least uniform wise. I’d take their home/away uniforms over many others in baseball. The black vest is pretty bad though… I wish they’d use their black alternate like back in the day.[/quote]

    I agree! The basic home pinstripes, either the “Rockies” or “CR” version, look great, as do the gray road uni and the black caps. It’s all the alternate crap that’s so bad.

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”66000″]I would love if the O’s went back to these unis (including the hats a stirrups). This is totally sweet:

    http://www.brooksrob...

    Seriously guys…I don’t want to start crying at work! I wasn’t even alive when that picture was taken and it’s my favorite O’s uni!

  • Robert | April 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”65956″]Am I the only one that misses the old school satin dugout jackets?
    Why are the Yankees the only damn team that still gets to wear them?[/quote]

    Yes, I miss them. I still have mine and wear it on occasion. Great jacket.

  • WVU Tom | April 3, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”66002″]Ive got a quick question:

    How do professional baseball players get their hats to fit so well? Are the real hats sized differently than the public? I wear a fitted hat and its all boxy and even though it fits around my head nice between me and top of the hat theres probably enough room to start charging rent[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered that myself, as the 59fifty has never really hit my head right either. I always assumed that the players probably get at least some special treatment, like custom measurments and a large stock to select from. I however, am stuck selecting through whatever happens to be available at whatever store I go to.

  • Robert | April 3, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”65979″]Bought one of the new 5950s at the White Sox opener yesterday. Seems pretty nice, but I don’t like the raised MLB logo on the back. Feels quite a bit like the wool ones. The way I break them in is to find one in my size that is a bit big, wash it with my laundry, and then throw it in the dryer. It rounds out the crown a bit and loosens up how rigid a new cap is when you buy it. The dryer seems to make it a bit easier to get a good curve on the bill. Seems like a solid cap, don’t know if the hat/fabric will keep me any cooler this summer.[/quote]

    I have a question for all of you who utilize varying techniques to break in your new caps: Don’t the caps look worn and possibly even beaten up by the time they are ready to be worn?

    I enjoy having a nice clean, new hat, and while it would be nice to have that perfect fit, I do not want to have to ruin the hat in the process.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”66008″][quote comment=”66002″]Ive got a quick question:

    How do professional baseball players get their hats to fit so well? Are the real hats sized differently than the public? I wear a fitted hat and its all boxy and even though it fits around my head nice between me and top of the hat theres probably enough room to start charging rent[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered that myself, as the 59fifty has never really hit my head right either. I always assumed that the players probably get at least some special treatment, like custom measurments and a large stock to select from. I however, am stuck selecting through whatever happens to be available at whatever store I go to.[/quote]
    It could just be that they sweat in it every single day. How many caps do the guys who actually switch go through in a year? I know the Wettlands and Gagne’s go one lid all year. how about the rest of them?

  • Kim | April 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    There’s a site somewhere and if we’re lucky someone will have a link. But you can break down the hat using water and some American Ingenuity.

    It’s been discussed a lot here in recent weeks, as well as the viability with the new hats.

  • LES | April 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    Hi

    Its a pity if the Cubs are ditching the blue ,I like it just wish they wore it a bit less than they did, it reminded me on the blue pullover they used on the road in the 80s which I think was there BP jersey as well, also I seem to remember the Astros used to wear the same jersey home and away in the late 80s early 90s or did I imagine that ? but I dont think I did.

    Les

  • Mark in Shiga | April 3, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    The Yankees and the Tigers were the two teams I was thinking of for the trivia question, though some of those two-word teams only have parts of their nicknames on there.

    Scotty, you like the ’70s Reds uniforms? With those massive player names on the backs? I’d like those much more if they made the names about half the size.

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”66009″][quote comment=”65979″]Bought one of the new 5950s at the White Sox opener yesterday. Seems pretty nice, but I don’t like the raised MLB logo on the back. Feels quite a bit like the wool ones. The way I break them in is to find one in my size that is a bit big, wash it with my laundry, and then throw it in the dryer. It rounds out the crown a bit and loosens up how rigid a new cap is when you buy it. The dryer seems to make it a bit easier to get a good curve on the bill. Seems like a solid cap, don’t know if the hat/fabric will keep me any cooler this summer.[/quote]

    I have a question for all of you who utilize varying techniques to break in your new caps: Don’t the caps look worn and possibly even beaten up by the time they are ready to be worn?

    I enjoy having a nice clean, new hat, and while it would be nice to have that perfect fit, I do not want to have to ruin the hat in the process.[/quote]

    I am of the school of thought that nice clean perfectly shaped hats should be saved for mascots and rappers…a game hat is supposed to look nice and beaten up in my opinion.

  • patrick | April 3, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    I am of the school of thought that nice clean perfectly shaped hats should be saved for mascots and rappers…a game hat is supposed to look nice and beaten up in my opinion.[/quote]

    Joe, do you know what hat Mr. Carter is wearing in the picture? I’ve never seen it before but now I need to have it.

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”66007″][quote comment=”65956″]Am I the only one that misses the old school satin dugout jackets?
    Why are the Yankees the only damn team that still gets to wear them?[/quote]

    Yes, I miss them. I still have mine and wear it on occasion. Great jacket.[/quote]

    An old School satin Brewers jacket is actually beeing made. It’s the only one I’ve seen besides the yankees. I wonder if the Brew Crew will actually wear it with the throwback Unis.

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”66012″]There’s a site somewhere and if we’re lucky someone will have a link. But you can break down the hat using water and some American Ingenuity.

    It’s been discussed a lot here in recent weeks, as well as the viability with the new hats.[/quote]

    The Link

  • u kno DBo | April 3, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    Are the Twins the only baseball team to feature a letter on their caps that isn’t found anywhere in the team name or city name? (TC)
    …thought about this on the 4am ESPN rebroadcast last night and even though i like the hats alot, i thought it was interesting and dont remember it ever being mentioned.

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”66017″]I am of the school of thought that nice clean perfectly shaped hats should be saved for mascots and rappers…a game hat is supposed to look nice and beaten up in my opinion.[/quote]

    Joe, do you know what hat Mr. Carter is wearing in the picture? I’ve never seen it before but now I need to have it.[/quote]

    I don’t know, but I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this one before!

  • Minna H. | April 3, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”66024″]Are the Twins the only baseball team to feature a letter on their caps that isn’t found anywhere in the team name or city name? (TC)
    …thought about this on the 4am ESPN rebroadcast last night and even though i like the hats alot, i thought it was interesting and dont remember it ever being mentioned.[/quote]

    TC is for Twin Cities.

    The Twins also did the nickname thing on their road grays until 1986. They switched over in 1987.

    1986
    1987

    Then they won their first WS. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Jacob | April 3, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”65968″]The Phillies also wore some type of patch on their sleeve. The last picture in their photo gallery.[/quote]

    That’s a patch that says “VUK” in remembrance of Jon Vukovich, former Phillies player and third base coach who passed away during the off season.

    Also, although I’m no good at linking, it appears that Jose Valverde’s foot in the pics above is nowhere near the rubber. He hasn’t pushed off yet, either. Is it just me?

  • u kno DBo | April 3, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    TC is for Twin Cities.

    I knew that… but still always thought that was intereesting, i like it alot better than the underlined M. Twins wordmark font is looking a bit dated as of late, but I suppose its a classic and it always will be after the movie Little Big League.

  • DenverGregg | April 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”65992″][quote comment=”65964″]
    Maybe Rox fans will be lucky and the Monforts will sell out soon to someone who will improve the product on the field and change the purple/black/silver combo to the green/silver already in use for the AAA team down the road.[/quote]

    I hope not. I maybe alone here, but I like the purple because it actually stands for something. … I wish they’d use their black alternate like back in the day.[/quote]

    We ditched the black in ’93 because we kept losing whenever we wore it. Then again, the Monforts aren’t that committed to winning, so a return may be in order.

  • Joey Guns | April 3, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    Found on Deadspin.com

    The WORST Opening Day first pitch in the history of baseball!!!!!

    http://gheorghe77.bl...

  • jesse | April 3, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    A lot of major leaguers are still using last years model, more than likely because they like the way they fit. Once a 5950 is your’s, its your’s, like a favorite pair of blue jeans or an old mit.

    Also there are lot of ways to break the old hat in “quickly” They don’t work as well as wearing the hat a lot. It took me almost three seasons to get mine the way I like it (Of course I don’t wear it every day) The new hats just won’t have the same personality as the old ones, you may be able to break them in, but I sincerly doubt that you will ever get the truly custom fit of the old 100% wool 5950.

  • Minna H. | April 3, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”66033″]TC is for Twin Cities.

    I knew that… but still always thought that was intereesting, i like it alot better than the underlined M. Twins wordmark font is looking a bit dated as of late, but I suppose its a classic and it always will be after the movie Little Big League.[/quote]

    Ah, I get the question now. My bad. I like the TC on the caps, too, but I also like the underlined M as well, so it’s all good to me. As long as they win.

  • Matthew S. | April 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”66013″]Hi

    Its a pity if the Cubs are ditching the blue ,I like it just wish they wore it a bit less than they did, it reminded me on the blue pullover they used on the road in the 80s which I think was there BP jersey as well, also I seem to remember the Astros used to wear the same jersey home and away in the late 80s early 90s or did I imagine that ? but I dont think I did.

    Les[/quote]

    Les, you in fact did not imagine that. The Astros did wear away uniforms during the late 80s and early 90s, but the tint was so close to the home whites that, no tv anyway, you could hardly tell the difference.

    http://www.baseballh...

    Growing up as an Astros fan, I had no idea at first that ‘away uniforms’ existed, I just thought the all the teams that used to play the Astros in the dome had ugly gray uniforms. The first time I saw an Astros away uniform from this time period in person, the first thought that I had was ‘When did they ever wear these uniforms?’

    When the Astros got new uniforms in 1994, the away uniforms sported a darker gray: http://www.baseballh...

  • Minna H. | April 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”66036″]Found on Deadspin.com

    The WORST Opening Day first pitch in the history of baseball!!!!!

    http://gheorghe77.bl...

    Snicker. I was expecting it to bounce a few times before reaching homeplate. I wasn’t expecting THAT.

  • Mark in Cincy | April 3, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”66036″]Found on Deadspin.com

    The WORST Opening Day first pitch in the history of baseball!!!!!

    http://gheorghe77.bl...
    without a doubt the funniest thing, the best is that he is making excuses for his pitch on the local news. maybe he needs to stick to politics, then again . . .

    whilst i am ranting. i LOVE the new reds unis and want to get an authentic home jersey. i was looking on the reds website and an authentic runs 150 bucks. a replica runs 100, the only difference i see is that the replica lacks a patch on the sleeve (and the reds emblem on front may not be stitched on). am i seeing things, or could i purchase a replica, then purchase a patch and have my sister-in-law’s seamstress friend make the addition to the sleeve?

  • Mike | April 3, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    Does anyone else think that baseball jerseys look better without the player names on it? Just the number and nothing else.

  • Mike | April 3, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”65837″]I was glad to see that the Reds had decided to get rid of the black drop shadowing on the nameplates and scale down the number font size. As I said in yesterdays comments, when you compare yesterdays uniform to this;

    http://img404.images...

    you can really see that the Reds took a lot of the fans… and critics advice.

    I was waiting in anticipation all morning yesterday to see how the Reds new unis looked on the field,when I saw the changes I realized that some organizations do listen to the publics opinions.[/quote]

    In the picture above, it seems like there is a different Reds jersey hanging on the right. Did they also release a new vest jersey (possible alternate)?

  • patrick | April 3, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”66026″][quote comment=”66017″]I am of the school of thought that nice clean perfectly shaped hats should be saved for mascots and rappers…a game hat is supposed to look nice and beaten up in my opinion.[/quote]

    Joe, do you know what hat Mr. Carter is wearing in the picture? I’ve never seen it before but now I need to have it.[/quote]

    I don’t know, but I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this one before![/quote]

    HOVA Apparrel thats not ROCA WEAR?!?! I dont believe it. I like the white and blue, has a throwback feel to it.

  • Dwight | April 3, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    Agree with Mike, prefer no names on the unis, and the Astros unis in the 89’s – early 90’s was almost pearl, and worse, they wore white shoes ala the A’s.

  • Matthew S. | April 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”66050″]Agree with Mike, prefer no names on the unis, and the Astros unis in the 89’s – early 90’s was almost pearl, and worse, they wore white shoes ala the A’s.[/quote]

    You betcha: http://www.astrosdai...

    http://www.astrosdai...

    Even with the rainbow jerseys: http://xroads.virgin...

  • Perry | April 3, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”66044″]

    whilst i am ranting. i LOVE the new reds unis and want to get an authentic home jersey. i was looking on the reds website and an authentic runs 150 bucks. a replica runs 100, the only difference i see is that the replica lacks a patch on the sleeve (and the reds emblem on front may not be stitched on). am i seeing things, or could i purchase a replica, then purchase a patch and have my sister-in-law’s seamstress friend make the addition to the sleeve?[/quote]

    You could sew on your own patch (ruining its collectible value!), as long as you get permission from MLB. :-)

  • jesse | April 3, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”66057″][quote comment=”66044″]

    whilst i am ranting. i LOVE the new reds unis and want to get an authentic home jersey. i was looking on the reds website and an authentic runs 150 bucks. a replica runs 100, the only difference i see is that the replica lacks a patch on the sleeve (and the reds emblem on front may not be stitched on). am i seeing things, or could i purchase a replica, then purchase a patch and have my sister-in-law’s seamstress friend make the addition to the sleeve?[/quote]

    You could sew on your own patch (ruining its collectible value!), as long as you get permission from MLB. :-)[/quote]

    The lettering and materials won’t be the same either.

  • Brian Erni | April 3, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    sorry if this was touched on earlier in the comments section, but i think the opening week logo on the grass is ingenious. i hate seeing that opening day logo on the second and third games because of its outdated nature all the while fading so it will be gone by next homestand. this way, it’s there for the homestand and it makes sense all week, then when the team comes back home, it’ll be gone

  • Paul Lukas | April 3, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”65995″]Paul, I seem to remember you saying something in an old ESPN article about a baseball team secretly considering bringing back powder blues. Did this happen, or were you talking about the Chargers and I’m just confused?[/quote]

    There was indeed a team considering it, but they changed their minds.

  • phillygirl | April 3, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    tried posting this earlier but it didn’t go through.

    looks like jimmy rollins is wearing converse shoes instead of cleats. The toe of his show mimics the white toes of converse chuck taylor hightops.

    the right (closest) cleat looks like it has a nike swoosh but I can’t tell.

    any ideas?

  • Steve | April 3, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”66063″]tried posting this earlier but it didn’t go through.

    looks like jimmy rollins is wearing converse shoes instead of cleats. The toe of his show mimics the white toes of converse chuck taylor hightops.

    the right (closest) cleat looks like it has a nike swoosh but I can’t tell.

    any ideas?[/quote]

    It looks like Nikes with a special rubber toe cap, maybe to help him with his running. That’s my .02

  • Rick | April 3, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    It looks a lot like Willis is wearing a batting glove on his right hand. Is that even legal? While on the subject of Willis’s right hand: he apparently switched from a small tan glove in spring training to a much larger black model for the start of the season.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”66063″]tried posting this earlier but it didn’t go through.

    looks like jimmy rollins is wearing converse shoes instead of cleats. The toe of his show mimics the white toes of converse chuck taylor hightops.

    the right (closest) cleat looks like it has a nike swoosh but I can’t tell.

    any ideas?[/quote]
    probably this in a different colorway

  • Eric | April 3, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”65951″][quote comment=”65947″]Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

    Words fail me…that’s just beautiful. Wish I knew someone that inventive when I was in college.[/quote]

    Plus it’s an efficient way to get bacterial meningitis…

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”66077″][quote comment=”65951″][quote comment=”65947″]Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

    Words fail me…that’s just beautiful. Wish I knew someone that inventive when I was in college.[/quote]

    Plus it’s an efficient way to get bacterial meningitis…[/quote]
    who invited the hall monitor?

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”66077″][quote comment=”65951″][quote comment=”65947″]Not uni-related at all, just an amazing invention for tailgating at Brewers games.

    http://www.jsonline....

    Words fail me…that’s just beautiful. Wish I knew someone that inventive when I was in college.[/quote]

    Plus it’s an efficient way to get bacterial meningitis…[/quote]

    Well…yes–still awesome though. It’s only fitting that a Brewers fan made it of course.

  • Mark Fimoff | April 3, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. The Cubs wore blue road unis 1911 – 1913, with the 1911-1912 unis having at least a superficial similarity to the current alts. A lot of teams wore blue road uniforms during the Deadball Era, and believe me, they weren’t playing softball. Nothing could be more traditional and more hardball.

    Also, the Cubs had a “C” with walking bear in 1916, their first year at Clark and Addison.

  • Andy (#11) | April 3, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”66000″]I would love if the O’s went back to these unis (including the hats a stirrups). This is totally sweet:

    http://www.brooksrob...

    It looks to me like the sleeves are too short.
    Also, I think they’d look better if there was a stripe around the bottom of the sleeve or something. It looks like someone took some scissors to them to make them shorter.
    Here’s an example of what I think of as a good sleeve length and a nice stripe.
    Also, if you’re going to go with stirrups that have stripes, everyone’s gotta have them showing all the same stripes or it doesn’t look right.

    I sometimes get the feeling that instead of asking, “Is it good or is it stupid?”, we’re asking, “Does it look just like the one they wore back in the glory days, or is it stupid?”

  • Matthew S. | April 3, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”66090″][quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. The Cubs wore blue road unis 1911 – 1913, with the 1911-1912 unis having at least a superficial similarity to the current alts. A lot of teams wore blue road uniforms during the Deadball Era, and believe me, they weren’t playing softball. Nothing could be more traditional and more hardball.

    Also, the Cubs had a “C” with walking bear in 1916, their first year at Clark and Addison.[/quote]

    Or how about the Cubs starting to wear these as throwbacks: http://www.baseballh...

  • Wes | April 3, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”66094″][quote comment=”66090″][quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. The Cubs wore blue road unis 1911 – 1913, with the 1911-1912 unis having at least a superficial similarity to the current alts. A lot of teams wore blue road uniforms during the Deadball Era, and believe me, they weren’t playing softball. Nothing could be more traditional and more hardball.

    Also, the Cubs had a “C” with walking bear in 1916, their first year at Clark and Addison.[/quote]

    Or how about the Cubs starting to wear these as throwbacks: http://www.baseballh...

    I’m all for nostalgia but those are ungodly. If you ask me, the 30s and 40s were some ugly times for Cubs unis. (much more red randomly tossed in, various bastardized royal blue/baby blue combinations, vests?!)

    My favorites would be 1912, 1969 (obviously), and the late 80’s road unis.

  • Joe | April 3, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”66061″][quote comment=”65995″]Paul, I seem to remember you saying something in an old ESPN article about a baseball team secretly considering bringing back powder blues. Did this happen, or were you talking about the Chargers and I’m just confused?[/quote]

    There was indeed a team considering it, but they changed their minds.[/quote]

    So which team was it, the Cubs?

  • BigMatt | April 3, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    I am of the school of thought that nice clean perfectly shaped hats should be saved for mascots and rappers…a game hat is supposed to look nice and beaten up in my opinion.[/quote]
    Amen!

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 3, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”66046″]Does anyone else think that baseball jerseys look better without the player names on it? Just the number and nothing else.[/quote]

    Definitely not me. Too much empty space without the name. No name jerseys look too generic like they would appear in a beer ad.

  • Scott Held | April 3, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    Completely off the subject of baseball and not uni-related, but has anyone else noticed that the font “Final Four” is identical for the men’s and women’s events, save different accents reflecting the host city. Even next year’s logos use the same font, albeit with a cowboy hat and belt for San Antonio.

    Congrats to Florida for winning without the Nike spandex tops and bloomers.

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 3, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”66006″][quote comment=”66000″]I would love if the O’s went back to these unis (including the hats a stirrups). This is totally sweet:

    http://www.brooksrob...

    Seriously guys…I don’t want to start crying at work! I wasn’t even alive when that picture was taken and it’s my favorite O’s uni![/quote]

    Yeah! They need to put BALTIMORE on their away jerseys and they would be so much cooler. I think it’s time for a major re-design for them. Retain the colors, keep the home uni script the same, but move the oriole logo to the sleeve and get a new design for the hat and brand new away jerseys.

  • dd | April 3, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”65915″][quote comment=”65913″][quote comment=”65874″]”What kind of team dresses like this on Opening Day?”

    That would be one of two teams to win multiple World Series titles in the last 10 years.[/quote]

    Won 1…bought the other[/quote]

    then i guess that would mean: Marlins:1, Yankees: 0[/quote]

    Really…the Marlins players played for free?

    Huh.

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 3, 2007 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”66115″]Completely off the subject of baseball and not uni-related, but has anyone else noticed that the font “Final Four” is identical for the men’s and women’s events, save different accents reflecting the host city. Even next year’s logos use the same font, albeit with a cowboy hat and belt for San Antonio.

    Congrats to Florida for winning without the Nike spandex tops and bloomers.[/quote]

    I thought Florida and Ohio State had really sharp uniforms for a championship game. Much cooler than their gridiron counterparts in my opinion.

  • Mike | April 3, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”66103″][quote comment=”66061″][quote comment=”65995″]Paul, I seem to remember you saying something in an old ESPN article about a baseball team secretly considering bringing back powder blues. Did this happen, or were you talking about the Chargers and I’m just confused?[/quote]

    There was indeed a team considering it, but they changed their minds.[/quote]

    So which team was it, the Cubs?[/quote]

    Should have been the Blue Jays, then they would actually have some blue in their jerseys.

  • chuck | April 3, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    hey michigan state ahd some nice retro baseball jerseys you should check them out

  • Ryne | April 3, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”65848″][quote comment=”65844″]Wilson got a lot of pub in the Orioles-Twins game last nught. Home plate ump had yellow “W” on his throat protector and on his chest protector. Looked like:

    W
    W

    Looking for pics…[/quote]

    He also had a patch on his left sleve “EG” Not sure what that was about.[/quote]

    Two things:

    EG stands for Longtime umpire Eric Gregg who passed last July.

    As for all the Wilson logos and the subsequent W on the chest protector, home plate umpire Joe West is the creator of that chest protector, the West Vest, so it is understandable that he would want to show off his creation.

  • Josh | April 3, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    OK if the Astros…D-Bags…Diamondbacks have a black ROAD CAP
    Why were they wearing their
    HOME CAP for a ROAD GAME yesterday?

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 3, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”65999″][quote comment=”65998″]The Reds unis are a HUGE improvement, but not perfect.

    The closer they get to the Big Red Machine era in regards to the uniforms, the better.

    They aren’t the Cincinnati Reds & Blacks!![/quote]

    So? It’s a complementary color.

    NFL’s CLE Browns also have orange.
    NHL’S StL Blues also have gold.
    NCAA Syracuse Orange also have blue.
    NCAA N. Texas Mean Green also have blue.

    Reds unis are fine with a little black for trim.

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    stupid eating my post

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 3, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    I saw the A’s away greys yesterday and now I regret that they didn’t update their unis during the offseason. They’re not terrible by any stretch but with a new mgr and Zito gone from the team it’s a new era. Plus they’ve had those forever – since LaRussa.

    The script lettering is too commonplace in MLB. Replace the Athletics with A’s on the breast – similar to the Tigers home jersey. Keep the Athletics jersey as an alternate. Put Oakland in big block lettering as opposed to script. Why? Because Oakland is a tough town and the word itself is not a pretty word. It should not be printed in elegant cursive font. It should be all caps and bold in a modern font. As for the cap I can live with both versions but prefer the gold brim. The one mainstay should be the elephant logo on the sleeve – the coolest thing about their unis.

  • Tom | April 3, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    Paul, I seem to remember you saying something in an old ESPN article about a baseball team secretly considering bringing back powder blues. Did this happen, or were you talking about the Chargers and I’m just confused?

    There was indeed a team considering it, but they changed their minds.

    So which team was it, the Cubs?

    Should have been the Blue Jays, then they would actually have some blue in their jerseys.

    Tampa Bay and no. No plans to change to powder blue just royal blue…

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    will this actually post???

    Does it bother anyone else that many baseball teams are randomly adding sleeve patches theese days. Seriously everytime there is a new Uniform design it has to include a sleeve patch for some reason. I am ok with sleeve patches that have existed for a long time, like the Mets who have used the skyline patch since 1962. But it sickens me that the Dodgers have added sleeve patches in recent years. Is there really a point to having the same logo thats on the cap on the sleeve? It just seems dumb to me. To me the Dodger Uni looks blemished with that patch they should just have plain sleeves.

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    part 2:

    When the Nationals were born they got a sleeve patch. The new Dbacks Unis have one. When the Padres redesigned theirs Unis…sleeve patch.

    Mr. Redlegs gets a pass though cause he’s awsome and doesn’t stupidly mimic another part of the Uni.

    Thoughts or other examples?

  • Chad G | April 3, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    That Dodgers link was supposed to be this.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 3, 2007 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”66132″]OK if the Astros…D-Bags…Diamondbacks have a black ROAD CAP
    Why were they wearing their
    HOME CAP for a ROAD GAME yesterday?[/quote]
    Interesting because the “D” cap used to be the road and the “A” cap used to be the home.

  • Perry | April 3, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”66090″][quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. The Cubs wore blue road unis 1911 – 1913, with the 1911-1912 unis having at least a superficial similarity to the current alts. A lot of teams wore blue road uniforms during the Deadball Era, and believe me, they weren’t playing softball. Nothing could be more traditional and more hardball.

    Also, the Cubs had a “C” with walking bear in 1916, their first year at Clark and Addison.[/quote]

    Sorry, I wasn’t as clear as I should have been. I meant I hate the colored tops with white or gray pants, which is the way everyone that wears colored alternate jerseys does it now. THAT’S what looks softballish. Solid blue would be okay.

  • Mike | April 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”66145″]part 2:

    When the Nationals were born they got a sleeve patch. The new Dbacks Unis have one. When the Padres redesigned theirs Unis…sleeve patch.

    Mr. Redlegs gets a pass though cause he’s awsome and doesn’t stupidly mimic another part of the Uni.

    Thoughts or other examples?[/quote]

    Agreed, especially on Mr. Redlegs, he looks cool.

    Although patches have started to be over used, I do plan on buying the Yankees jersey next year with the All-Star patch and Yankee Stadium patch on it.

  • JJ | April 3, 2007 at 6:08 pm |

    not sure if mentioned before but Dmitri Young pays tribute to Gary Matthews Sr. by flipping his helmet when he knows he has an extra-bases hit.

  • Tom | April 3, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    Did you ever wonder why Brooks Robinson’s batting helmet brim was shorter than all other players form his era or today?

    http://www.allposter...

    Always bothered me.

  • J. Deaton | April 3, 2007 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”66048″][quote comment=”65837″]

    http://img404.images...

    In the picture above, it seems like there is a different Reds jersey hanging on the right. Did they also release a new vest jersey (possible alternate)?[/quote]

    No, that is Fred Hutchinson’s retired #1 jersey at Reds FanFest last December.

  • Will | April 3, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    No idea if there are any Miami Heat fans here, but I’m watching the Raptors-Heat game and on the pre-game show, the announcers look like they’re wearing Heat championship rings from last year! Does anyone have a screen cap of this? Or can anyone confirm they’re rings? Isn’t it a little excessive to give rings to the announcers? Or does it just reinforce the idea that announcers aren’t objective at all?

  • Mark Fimoff | April 3, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”66101″][quote comment=”66094″][quote comment=”66090″][quote comment=”65940″]I have to say, I preferred the old D-backs look –now they look too much like the Astros. Good news about the Cubs dropping the blues — ANY team that wears a colored top looks like a slow-pitch softball team. The Rockies (my home team) have one of the classiest looking basic unis in baseball, which unfortunately they only wear about half the time. The rest of the time they wear those hideous black vests. I wish they’d just burn those things. Even the purple tops look better.[/quote]

    I couldn’t disagree more. The Cubs wore blue road unis 1911 – 1913, with the 1911-1912 unis having at least a superficial similarity to the current alts. A lot of teams wore blue road uniforms during the Deadball Era, and believe me, they weren’t playing softball. Nothing could be more traditional and more hardball.

    Also, the Cubs had a “C” with walking bear in 1916, their first year at Clark and Addison.[/quote]

    Or how about the Cubs starting to wear these as throwbacks: http://www.baseballh...

    I’m all for nostalgia but those are ungodly. If you ask me, the 30s and 40s were some ugly times for Cubs unis. (much more red randomly tossed in, various bastardized royal blue/baby blue combinations, vests?!)

    My favorites would be 1912, 1969 (obviously), and the late 80’s road unis.[/quote]

    I can’t think of anything worse than those hideous beltless things from the 80’s. Thank goodness they are gone.

    The 1909 Cub road unis were awesome.

  • BCrisp | April 3, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”66173″]No idea if there are any Miami Heat fans here, but I’m watching the Raptors-Heat game and on the pre-game show, the announcers look like they’re wearing Heat championship rings from last year! Does anyone have a screen cap of this? Or can anyone confirm they’re rings? Isn’t it a little excessive to give rings to the announcers? Or does it just reinforce the idea that announcers aren’t objective at all?[/quote]
    Depending on who you’re listening to(local vs. national broadcast) announcres aren’t objective. Most local are paid by the organization and not NBA. They usualy announce that in broadcasts. Anyone that is on the organization’s payroll usually gets a ring.

  • Brian from Short Island | April 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”65888″]Interesting tidbit about the new batting practice jerseys is here.[/quote]
    As I’ve mentioned several times, the team names are Lextra 3D and the player names/numbers are Lextra. Interesting to see what vendor does it here in the US (unlike Chris Kay, Ltd. in the English Premiership)

  • Brian from Short Island | April 3, 2007 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”65917″][quote comment=”65916″][quote comment=”65899″]Paul, since Jose Reyes was part of the new ad campaign for the new 5950’s, shouldn’t he, um, oh I dunno, wear the new hat?[/quote]
    Reyes usually wears the old low crown cap, which hasn’t been made for a few years, so that explains why he isn’t wearing a new one.

    [quote comment=”65892″][quote comment=”65862″]You can tell that players just opened a box of new ballcaps and threw them on for Opening Day, no hats were worked in, they looked like trucker hats. ahh, the smell of Opening Day/Week.[/quote]

    It might take a loooong time to break them in:
    “New Era 2007 5950 Cap Design: Shrink Resistant – Performance fabric holds shape unlike any cap ever worn by professional athletes”[/quote]
    I picked up a couple of them the other day, and they were too big on me… I was worried that they would never fit right since they wouldn’t shrink. I brought them back to Lids, and the person there told me they would, in fact, shrink a little… they were right. I wet my head and the sweatband of the hat, wore it for about a half hour… and then when I picked it up the next day, it fit much better.

    Also, to the user who said the new hats were lower profile, I don’t see that at all. If anything, they look higher profile on me, but that’s probably just because it’s not 100% broken in yet… I think that part of them is the same.[/quote]
    So is the “surgery” going to work on these?[/quote]

    I’ve done surgery on mine already. The surgery itself lowers the crown, but I haven’t soaked it yet. I’d imagine soaking it wouldn’t work as well as with wool.

  • J. Deaton | April 3, 2007 at 7:04 pm |

    It is so much easier to hate the Red Sox based just on their uniform wear alone. They are the Red Sox, but show none. And, with “Manny just being Manny…”, it should read “Manny just being a slob…”.

    You would think that an organization such as the Red Sox would have more pride than looking like they do. But I guess baseball is no long about being a team, it is about “Look at me!”. Instead of a 1 nine-man team, it is 9 one-man teams. Pathetic….

  • GC | April 3, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    theyre selling the jerseys from the civil rights game on mlb.com, they cost $179.99

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • david | April 3, 2007 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”66048″][quote comment=”65837″]I was glad to see that the Reds had decided to get rid of the black drop shadowing on the nameplates and scale down the number font size. As I said in yesterdays comments, when you compare yesterdays uniform to this;

    http://img404.images...

    you can really see that the Reds took a lot of the fans… and critics advice.

    I was waiting in anticipation all morning yesterday to see how the Reds new unis looked on the field,when I saw the changes I realized that some organizations do listen to the publics opinions.[/quote]

    In the picture above, it seems like there is a different Reds jersey hanging on the right. Did they also release a new vest jersey (possible alternate)?[/quote]

    They had a bunch of their old uniforms hanging during the unveiling, that one was the vest they have been wearing the last 7 or so years. For whatever reason they decided to show it with Red sleeves under the vest, in reality the only wore it with black.

  • LunchBox | April 3, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”65992″]Besides the all-purple unis (which they’ve retired)[/quote]

    Wow… I seriously thought these were gone. But as I turn on MLB.tv, much to my surprise, the Rockies are in purple uni’s…

  • Billy B. | April 3, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    The Predators are wearing their white jerseys with the Blackhawks wearing their black alternates. Does anyone know why their doing this because I thought they only wore white at home during an Original Six game.

  • LES | April 3, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    Shawn Green is still wearing his Mets road jersey with the wonkey “Y” out of line with the rest of the letters.

    Les

  • Will | April 3, 2007 at 8:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”66180″]Depending on who you’re listening to(local vs. national broadcast) announcres aren’t objective. Most local are paid by the organization and not NBA. They usualy announce that in broadcasts. Anyone that is on the organization’s payroll usually gets a ring.[/quote]
    I knew they wouldn’t be objective. I was more than a little surprised they got rings, though. And they were flashing them so ostentatiously, too. I hate that. They don’t deserve rings.

  • T-Mac | April 3, 2007 at 8:05 pm |

    I’ve always been a fan of the no-name jerseys used in college sports, particularly the Penn-State football jerseys. I always thought the one team, not a group of individuals concept was kinda cool.

    Also USC baseball is wearing some black jerseys, I think they might be alternates, that are pretty cool looking.
    http://media.college...

  • T-Mac | April 3, 2007 at 8:07 pm |

    Another pic I just found, USC third basemen looking like he’s in the running for best dressed college player.

    http://media.college...

  • concealed78 | April 3, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    I don’t have screen pics, but anyone else notice that new Direct TV commerical with the remake of Charlie Sheen of “Major League”, they show footage of him in the ’88 Indians uniform, but Charlie talks about Direct TV in the ’89 uniform w/ the thick shoulder & sleeve stripes. At least they got the stirrups & the flat embroidered cap right.

  • Curtis | April 3, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    Not uniform related in the least, but a sure sign that the year won’t be going well for the Nationals (or Orioles) – During the Nat’s telecast, the network ran a note on the bottom of the page telling people what channel the O’s game could be seen on. It was broken up into 2 areas – I forget the first “region”, but the second was “Deleware”. You know it’s going to be bad when your network can’t even spell a state correctly.

  • BCrisp | April 3, 2007 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”66215″][quote comment=”66180″]Depending on who you’re listening to(local vs. national broadcast) announcres aren’t objective. Most local are paid by the organization and not NBA. They usualy announce that in broadcasts. Anyone that is on the organization’s payroll usually gets a ring.[/quote]
    I knew they wouldn’t be objective. I was more than a little surprised they got rings, though. And they were flashing them so ostentatiously, too. I hate that. They don’t deserve rings.[/quote]
    I know a guy who works for the Astros. He’s a graphic designer for their scoreboard entertainment stuff. He gets a ring because The Astros sign his paycheck.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | April 3, 2007 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”66173″]No idea if there are any Miami Heat fans here, but I’m watching the Raptors-Heat game and on the pre-game show, the announcers look like they’re wearing Heat championship rings from last year! Does anyone have a screen cap of this? Or can anyone confirm they’re rings? Isn’t it a little excessive to give rings to the announcers? Or does it just reinforce the idea that announcers aren’t objective at all?[/quote]

    I’m not a Heat fan but I do live in South Florida and yes, the announcers do have championship rings. During the Heat vs. Lakers Christmas game, they even awarded a REAL ring to a fan that won a raffle.

  • bosox28 | April 3, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    1st base side of the rubber?!?!??!

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

  • David | April 3, 2007 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”66236″][quote comment=”66173″]No idea if there are any Miami Heat fans here, but I’m watching the Raptors-Heat game and on the pre-game show, the announcers look like they’re wearing Heat championship rings from last year! Does anyone have a screen cap of this? Or can anyone confirm they’re rings? Isn’t it a little excessive to give rings to the announcers? Or does it just reinforce the idea that announcers aren’t objective at all?[/quote]

    Come on, everyone knows that local announcers are biased already, so why not give them a ring if your feeling generous?

    As for the Marlins, their road greys look way better than the black alternate, but it’s still a few steps up from this
    http://michaelsims.n...

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | April 3, 2007 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”66258″][quote comment=”66236″][quote comment=”66173″As for the Marlins, their road greys look way better than the black alternate, but it’s still a few steps up from this
    http://michaelsims.n...

    No my friend, nothing is a few steps up from this and this.
    Best. Marlins. Uniforms. Ever.

  • Daryl | April 3, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    It looks like Jose Cruz Jr. ditched the stirrups for opening day.

  • Daryl | April 3, 2007 at 10:23 pm |

    Wait, nevermind. I missed the white.
    He’s sill wore them.

  • Minna H. | April 3, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”66268″]Wait, nevermind. I missed the white.
    He’s sill wore them.[/quote]

    Do not do that! You almost gave me a heart attack.

    I like the vertical lettering on the old-timey Cub unis. I wouldn’t mind if vertical becaume fashionable again.

  • patrick | April 3, 2007 at 10:43 pm |

    not sure if i missed something about the gold detailed cardinals jerseys, weren’t they only supposed to be for last night or was it intended for the entire series? Noticed it tonight and had to od a double take. Alls well that ends well, get the brroms out, its time for the sweep

  • Sebastian | April 3, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    i saw this mentioned above – michigan state wore a throwback uniform while playing against the lansing lugnuts – look here – for those who don’t know, MAC is what michigan state used to be known as. michigan agricultural college.

  • Forrest | April 3, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    Gott love the combo going on tonight at Coors Field…those Dbacks alts are actually kinda nice…the rockies, however…well, purple is ok sometimes. It isn’t the vests, at least.

  • Tim | April 4, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    Team thinking about bringing back powder blue was the royals. They hope to wear the powder blue as a home alternate for at least one game this season pending league approval.

    Second royals note, they dropped the black dropshadow last season not this season.

  • Brian | April 4, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    Iowa named a new basketball coach today. The first question he answered was if the names were going on the back on the jersey, and they are he said.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 4, 2007 at 12:55 am |

    [quote comment=”66275″][quote comment=”66268″]Wait, nevermind. I missed the white.
    He’s sill wore them.[/quote]

    Do not do that! You almost gave me a heart attack.

    I like the vertical lettering on the old-timey Cub unis. I wouldn’t mind if vertical becaume fashionable again.[/quote]

    Minna, a couple of high school teams here in Japan have two characters written vertically on the left breast; it looks nice.

    As a Cubs fan, I’ve always loved the uniforms they used from about 1907 to 1915 (’12 in particular). The vertical ‘CHICAGO’ at home, the deep navy blue road outfits, the bear-inside-C logo; they all look great. I could probably tolerate names on the home jerseys if they occasionally wore number-only throwbacks.

    They did wear these — road navy — for the inaugural interleague series with the White Sox in 1997. Can’t find any photos, but they looked fantastic.

  • Derek | April 4, 2007 at 1:19 am |

    Man you guys are obsessed with the whole “pants up” in baseball. Have any of you played baseball. Pants up has to be the most uncomfortable way to play for most. I’ve always wore Clemson cuts down to my ankles with a tad bit of bagginess for movement. Still do to this day…….plus the ladies love it.

  • John K | April 4, 2007 at 2:01 am |

    First off, I like the new dugout jacket design. Nothing against the old satin ones, but I much prefer the new look of my Detroit one. I’m not saying they all look good, but the home version for the Tigers is sharp. I waited three-and-a-half months for mine (gee the Tigs get to the WS and everyone wants Tigers merchandise, who’da thunk it?) I also prefer the names on the backs of jerseys, maybe ’cause I’ve always grown up with it here in the Motor City. I agree there is just too much empty space without them. Next, I love those new Reds jerseys. Modern looking, but still paying homage to the past. Two thumbs up. Seeing as I don’t respond much, great job on the site, Paul.

  • Scott | April 4, 2007 at 2:52 am |

    Am I the only person who has never had a problem with the Rockies’ purple unis? I have my replica and everything. It’s the vests that bug me…

  • Mark in Shiga | April 4, 2007 at 6:05 am |

    I love both the purple shirts and the black vests. They could do away with one of the three layers in the vests’ lettering, though.

    John, there’s only empty space on number-only jerseys if the numbers themselves are too small, like with the Dodgers. Make the digits nice and big, like San Francisco does (and move them up anout two inches, maybe), and they look great. Nice and readable from the stands, too.

  • Mark Fimoff | April 4, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    TO Mark in Shiga –

    the vertical “Chicago” was on the 1909 road uni

  • C.N. | April 4, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”65959″]I noticed Josh Hamilton is wearing No. 33 for the Reds. That used to be Griffey’s number up until last year, when he switched to No. 3 (in honour of his kids).[/quote]

    Not true. He wore 30.

  • concealed78 | April 4, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”66322″][quote comment=”66275″][quote comment=”66268″]Wait, nevermind. I missed the white.
    He’s sill wore them.[/quote]

    Do not do that! You almost gave me a heart attack.

    I like the vertical lettering on the old-timey Cub unis. I wouldn’t mind if vertical becaume fashionable again.[/quote]

    Minna, a couple of high school teams here in Japan have two characters written vertically on the left breast; it looks nice.

    As a Cubs fan, I’ve always loved the uniforms they used from about 1907 to 1915 (’12 in particular). The vertical ‘CHICAGO’ at home, the deep navy blue road outfits, the bear-inside-C logo; they all look great. I could probably tolerate names on the home jerseys if they occasionally wore number-only throwbacks.

    They did wear these — road navy — for the inaugural interleague series with the White Sox in 1997. Can’t find any photos, but they looked fantastic.[/quote]

    Checked from my White Sox archives, and I found these 2 photos from that ’97 Interleague series:

    http://img124.images...

    http://img508.images...

    Check out those socks on my ChiSox.

  • Kerby | April 4, 2007 at 6:51 pm |

    Regarding the Orioles and the lack of the “Baltimore” on the road jerseys…I lived there in 1994-95 and I remember reading in the Sun that Angelos eliminated the city name because he wanted to have a more “regional appeal” toward DC and the non-Baltimore area. That of course sucks and so does Angelos.

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 5, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”66014″]Scotty, you like the ’70s Reds uniforms? With those massive player names on the backs? I’d like those much more if they made the names about half the size.[/quote]

    I do like the 70s unis.
    Simple, classy & distinctive. How can you go wrong with a solid red cap with the solid white wishbone ‘C’?

    Throw a belt on the waistband instead of the stretchy stuff, and make the jersey a button up. Money.

    I never actually thought about the name size until you mentioned it, but yeah, I liked ’em. Very unique, plus (to me anyway) the big names looked correct. As a kid, I did marvel at how they could fit a name like ‘Concepcion’ on the jersey! LOL Now, if the Reds decided to go more like the 70s unis, I wouldn’t gripe about the nameplates…….just as long as there’s no black!!