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

Saturday Open Thread

byrd.jpg

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ah, the pageantry of Opening Day. Paul Byrd was one strike away from making it an official game when the Indians/Mariners contest was officially snowed out (additional pics here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

 

111 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Tim F. | April 7, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    Great, thanks for reminding me. I put in 10 hours at the park yesterday, leaving right now to put in 13 or 14 because of the double-header. Hope everyone else is somewhere warm.

  • LES | April 7, 2007 at 8:22 am |

    hi

    maybe MLB could could design some new slick on ice uniforms like the NHL

    Les

  • elijah | April 7, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    i actually started watching that game but then i had to jet to the rents for a ‘good friday’ get together. [lots more visitations this weekend also, and lots of food].

  • Brandon Grimm | April 7, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    I too was at the Jake yesterday. What a crazy time for my first ever opening day at the ballpark.

    I have a little bit of advise for Adrian Beltre. Next time you’re playing in 25 degrees and snow, you might want to put on some long sleeves. Maybe you’ll have a little bit better day in the field.

    Overall it was a good time though, despite the cold, snow, and missing an unofficial/official no hitter by 1 freakin pitch. Oh, and that double header today…good luck. We have a Lake Effect snow advisery until 4 am Sunday. GO TRIBE!!!!!

  • Brandon | April 7, 2007 at 8:52 am |

    If they were that close to it being official couldn’t they tough it out for one more out? Are they going to pick up the game where it left off (Ive seen minor league teams do this), or will the game start over?

  • David | April 7, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    Somewhat uni-related, on PTI yesterday, when referring to the controversy over AJ Pierzynski’s HBP on Thursday, Kornheiser recommended that MLB apply dye to baseballs so that umpires could have irrefutable proof in that situation. Sounds like a bad idea, but with Bud Selig, you never know…

  • The Ol Goaler | April 7, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    It looks like the Dodgers won’t be the only team with everybody wearing #42 to honor Jackie Robinson April 15th (the 60th anniversary of his debut, for those who missed yesterday’s entry); according to this story, the Cardinals will also all don Robinson’s #42 on that day. A fitting tribute to a man who changed American society, not just baseball.

    According to an earlier story in the Post-Dispatch, a group of Cardinals prior to Robinson’s debut was attempting to gather signatures vowing not to play against a “black” man. That racist movement died a sudden and deserved death when the group approached the team’s best player, Stan “The Man” Musial. His response was along the lines of, “Get that thing out of here — I’ll have nothing to do with anything like that!” It’s a bit ironic that a franchise that was among the last to actually integrate wound up featuring African-American players who became great fan favorites… such as Bob Gibson, Bill White, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Terry Pendleton, and Ray Lankford.

  • Allison | April 7, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    Per Baseball Tonight, a Mariner on 1st looked across the diamond and motioned that he couldn’t see because of the snow, and the Mariners skipper went out to discuss it with the umps, and the game was called. There had previously been other delays b/c of the snow but they kept trying to get it done.

    I almost feel bad for Byrd. Yes, he was one strike away from closing the game at 5 1/2 innings with a no-hitter, but the bases were loaded at the time the game was called. He could’ve ended it with the guy on 3rd, 2nd, or 1st before getting to the guy at the plate when the game was called.

    They start over with a clean slate today at 1:05. The stats are erased and a new page in the scorebook is started.

  • Jill | April 7, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    About finishing the Cleveland game, it was ugly, the umps should have called it earlier. During the last batter, the snow was coming down hard, there is no way the guy could have seen the white ball in so much snow.

  • Cornellian | April 7, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    The fourth photo reminds me of Rockwell.

  • Rich Bruns | April 7, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    I was at the Reds vs. Pirates game in Cincinnati last night and I don’t have any visual proof but Adam Dunn was wearing a black hand warmer on his waist, which looked quite a bit like a fanny pack from a distance.

    Also, I was sitting just a few rows up down the third base line and it sure looked like Pirates 3rd base coach Jeff Cox’s number 7 on the back of his uniform was a 2 with the little line at the bottom cut off. Maybe it was an actual 7 but when standing next to Xavier Nady’s 22, they sure did look alike. Again, I don’t feel the need to bring a camera to the ballgame but with my uni fascinations picking up, this maybe should change.

  • ThresherK | April 7, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Has anyone noticed if the Dallas Mavericks worn their silver (ekk) uniforms this season?

  • Clevo | April 7, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    todays games in Cleveland have both been cancelled. Maybe because I got more snow last night than I had the previous 2 days here.

    they are going to try to get a twin bill in tomorrow.

    I’ll have some pics from yesterday on my blog later today.

  • Rich | April 7, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    heh, I like the little snowmen (6th pic)

  • Brandon | April 7, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”67513″]Has anyone noticed if the Dallas Mavericks worn their silver (ekk) uniforms this season?[/quote]

    I believe those were worn only one time ever. Mark Cuban axed them and the green retro alt was born.

  • TX Ken | April 7, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Maybe UniWatch mentioned this in the ESPN.com rundown of MLB unis, but the Brewers were wearing their Sunday alternates last night (the whites with the pinstripes and the ball-in-glove logo). Not that this is bad, I am a big fan of the unis.

  • LES | April 7, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design, The ones ive come up with so far is the 1987 Mets road jersey with “new york” in slanted joined up script which lasted that one season, of course the Mets had the unis in 93 and 94 which had a tail under the “Mets” script before going back to the traditional look. Does anyone else have any examples, soccer teams dont count since they change every year anyway.

    Les

  • JFL | April 7, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    Johnny Estrada had perfect stirrups on last night. Too lazy/hungover to find a link.

  • Chris | April 7, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Adam Dunn wore a football-style handwarmer last night with a Bengals logo. I can’t find a picture, but here is a link to the story: http://news.enquirer...

  • C.J. Andringa | April 7, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”67521″]Maybe UniWatch mentioned this in the ESPN.com rundown of MLB unis, but the Brewers were wearing their Sunday alternates last night (the whites with the pinstripes and the ball-in-glove logo). Not that this is bad, I am a big fan of the unis.[/quote]

    Tough to see here, but Milwaukee catcher Johnny Estrada had some serious stirrup action last night.

    The Cub announcers mentioned how it was “Retro Friday” in Milwaukee, and that the Brewers would be wearing those ’82 duds on Fridays this season. At least they had the sense to make sure the batting helmets have the old MB/ball/glove logo as well.

  • junkland | April 7, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    As of 11:20 am EDT, headline on ESPN.com’s baseball page says that Astros will retire Bagwell’s No. 25, but the story itself says that No. 5 will be retired.

  • Corey | April 7, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”67511″]Also, I was sitting just a few rows up down the third base line and it sure looked like Pirates 3rd base coach Jeff Cox’s number 7 on the back of his uniform was a 2 with the little line at the bottom cut off. Maybe it was an actual 7 but when standing next to Xavier Nady’s 22, they sure did look alike. Again, I don’t feel the need to bring a camera to the ballgame but with my uni fascinations picking up, this maybe should change.[/quote]

    That is just the way the Pirate’s unique number font looks like. The 7’s in Zach Duke’s 57 and John Wasdin’s 37 look the same way.

  • interlockingtc | April 7, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    I wonder if it wouldn’t be wise for MLB to schedule games during early April in exclusively warm weather cities or cities with roofs or domes?

  • Terry Mark | April 7, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Based on what’s happened the last couple days, MLB — and minor league baseball — seems to be the wild, wild West when it comes to deciding whether games are played because of cold weather/snow.

    I endured the White Sox-Indians game on Wednesday, when the game time temperature was 31 and the wind gusting up to 30-40 mph at the least. Then, on Friday, with basically similar conditions for a weekend game, they call it.

    The Indians on the other hand play most of their home opener in a snowstorm before it became too much. It makes me wonder if they would have started a game under similar conditions if it was, say, a weekday game or not the home opener.

    Either the conditions are playable or they’re not playable. MLB needs to take the decision out of the home club’s hands.

    Just to make this uni-related, let me say I’m impressed with the players who took the field in the White Sox-Indians chillout with no undershirts or undershirts with cutoff sleeves — I believe Joe Crede and perhaps Matt Thornton did so.

    By the way, I mentioned the minors because I had tickets to Friday night’s Indianapolis Indians-Columbus Clippers game only to have it postponed because of cold. The ridiculous thing is that as I’m driving away from the ballpark, I had to put on my sunglasses because of the bright sunshine and I had to turn down the heat because the weather really wasn’t that bad.

  • RockchalkJayhawk | April 7, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    I don’t think anyone has mentioned it, but while watching the mets vs braves game last nite, the camera zoomed in on the home plate ump and he had a football helmet on his front plate. It appeared to be a silver helmet, and the announcers made it clear that they didn’t know what it was a memorial of. I will look for pictures.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 7, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    The Brew Crew throwback uniforms were technically wrong — they had names on the back, yet originally the Brewers didn’t wear names at home in 1982. I think they only put the names on those home jerseys for a brief period in the 1990s.

  • Minna H. | April 7, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Huh. I guess I am glad the Twins/Sox game got called ahead of time after all. I thought five innings make an official game. Since when did that change?

    Matthew S. (from last night), I have always liked the New Zealand All Blacks (obviously), but those videos have made it official. They are my all-time favorite team. The ‘caller’ in the first video is cute, too, which is a nice added bonus. See, all black looks juuuuuust fine.

    The link:

    Excellent

    Can’t go wrong with black.

  • LES | April 7, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”67537″]The Brew Crew throwback uniforms were technically wrong — they had names on the back, yet originally the Brewers didn’t wear names at home in 1982. I think they only put the names on those home jerseys for a brief period in the 1990s.[/quote]

    And the origional unis where pullovers ,and these are Button downs.

  • Minna H. | April 7, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    After watching all the videos Matthew S. linked, I have come to a few conclusions. One, I don’t like the three-striped huge number unis as much. Too much white. Two, I am moving to New Zealand and becoming a rugby fan. Those guys are awesome (and cute). Three, rugby is a rough game.

  • Minna H. | April 7, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Ok. So since the game was in Cleveland, I am assuming that it was the top of the fifth when it was called? Is that right? I looked up the rules, and that’s how I interpreted it.

  • Esoteric Eric | April 7, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    The only way the M’s – Tribe game should’ve continued was if MLB had legalized these babies.

  • Dan | April 7, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    the sad part is that it was 80 on tuesday here in cleveland, it has since snowed everyday, and that my friends is cleveland weather.

  • Ben | April 7, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    I know just a little bit of research would answer this question but wouldn’t they sometimes run into snow in those games in Alaska? Yeah, it might be hard to see the ball in the snow but there’s a big difference in something moving vertically down from the sky and something moving horizontal across the field. And for catching the ball when hit do you not watch the ball move when it’s hit. It’s just my opinion that calling a game because of snow is just bs.

  • david | April 7, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”67529″]I wonder if it wouldn’t be wise for MLB to schedule games during early April in exclusively warm weather cities or cities with roofs or domes?[/quote]

    I hate that idea, Then cities like Cincinnati who have a very rich Opening Day tradition would lose out.

    “Over the years, Cincinnati’s fierce pride in its baseball heritage has spawned some misconceptions about the Opening Day traditions. One of the most common holds that Major League Baseball, either by statute or informal understanding, grants the Reds the right to begin each season at home.

    “Opening Day” notes, however, that geography, marketing and custom had more to do with that tradition than gratitude from the front office of Major League Baseball over the Reds being the home of professional baseball.”

    http://www.cincypost...

    Sometimes for the sake of tradition 18 players can suck it up and play in some chilly weather. I just find it funny that all of a sudden because of a few days of inclimate weather everyone is acting like this happens every year in every city, but the average temp this time of year does happen to be in the 60’s in Cincinnati.

  • Ethan | April 7, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    Seems the Indians weather woes are extending down to the minor league ranks as well. Here in Buffalo, the Bisons season opening series with Richmond has been axed. We lost games on Thursday, Friday and today. We’re going to try for a doubleheader tomorrow despite more of the same weather in the forecast. Here was the scene at Dunn Tire Park in lovely downtown Buffalo this morning.

  • Kyle at IU | April 7, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    Hey Terry Mark, I hear where you’re comin’ from. I’m supposed to be soaking in the second part of today’s doubleheader in Indianapolis, which is slated to start at 7. What the weather channel says about 7: 32 degrees, wind chill of 20, with flurries. Luckily I’m going to get to run around on the hill beyond the outfield fence to stay warm. I’m sure I’ll get to see all sorts of nice uni mods for the players to deal with the cold.

  • Ben | April 7, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    I take back part of my earlier comment. Discovered that the alaskan league doesn’t start until June/July. There is no college baseball, even intramural. And high school baseball doesnt start until May. I wish I had found some cool uni photos but didnt see much.

  • Dan | April 7, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    believe it or not, it was 80 in cleveland just a few days ago, ever since then its snowed.

  • LES | April 7, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    Hi

    Will the Dodgers be wearing the Brooklyn “B”cap on Jackie Robinson day? I

    Les

  • GrafZeppelin | April 7, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”67522″]I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design, The ones ive come up with so far is the 1987 Mets road jersey with “new york” in slanted joined up script which lasted that one season, of course the Mets had the unis in 93 and 94 which had a tail under the “Mets” script before going back to the traditional look. Does anyone else have any examples, soccer teams dont count since they change every year anyway.

    Les[/quote]

    The NY Islanders’ fisherman logo, unveiled in the summer of 1995, would have lasted only one year had the team had its way. Late in the 1995-96 season, they proposed ditching the fisherman and placing the original logo on the new jersey, but the NHL made them wait another year. That became the third jersey in 1996-97 and the regular uniform in 97-98; not a bad uniform, actually, except for the numerals on the back. It only lasted one year as the regular jersey; the team went to a modified version of its traditional design in 1998-99.

    The Rangers wore a crested jersey with shoulder yoke for a year or two in the mid-’70s before returning to their traditionsl diagonal-lettered design.

    The Jets’ 1963 jet plane helmet logo, and the 1964 white oval logo, also lasted only one year apiece. Same with the Giants’ 1975 line-design “NY” decal.

    The Oakland Raiders’ white shield logo was worn for only one year, 1963; the team also had gold numbers on its road jerseys that year.

    The Mets wore pinstripeless white alternates, sans black trim, with white blue-billed caps (the so-called “ice cream caps”) for a few games in 1997. Later that season they wore the regular blue caps with the “snow-whites.” The white/blue cap became the black/blue cap in 1998, when the black alternate was added; the “snow-whites” and road greys took on their black drop-shadow trim, but the pinstriped uniforms still lacked the black trim that year.

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    well, we had fog at The Big Phone last night.

  • Kyle at IU | April 7, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”67549″]Hey Terry Mark, I hear where you’re comin’ from. I’m supposed to be soaking in the second part of today’s doubleheader in Indianapolis, which is slated to start at 7. What the weather channel says about 7: 32 degrees, wind chill of 20, with flurries. Luckily I’m going to get to run around on the hill beyond the outfield fence to stay warm. I’m sure I’ll get to see all sorts of nice uni mods for the players to deal with the cold.[/quote]

    Well, game’s been postponed, much to my chagrin. There has to be some way that these guys can stay warm out there on the diamond. If there isn’t, then that’s too bad. Football wideouts go out there and catch hard, cold footballs on their cold arms, which we all know doesn’t feel good at all. These baseball players even have the option of wearing jackets on the field. I was prepared to suck it up and watch the game in the cold, so maybe they should be prepared to suck it up and play in the cold.

  • Jill | April 7, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    The Brewers pinstriped unis yesterday looked so much better than what they are wearing today. They should use them as their normal home unis. The whites they are wearing today are horrible. I don’t like the stripe down the pants, it looks sloppy on the big guys (and the Brewers have a bunch). Plus I don’t like the hats. Maybe it is the darker blue and yellow that look bad to me.

    I do wish the Cubs were wearing the blue jerseys. Although I don’t really like the blues I like the idea that the starter gets to choose what to wear.

  • Ebessan | April 7, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”67547″][quote comment=”67529″]I wonder if it wouldn’t be wise for MLB to schedule games during early April in exclusively warm weather cities or cities with roofs or domes?[/quote]

    I hate that idea, Then cities like Cincinnati who have a very rich Opening Day tradition would lose out.[/quote]

    Also, that causes the teams that play the early season games at home to lose home dates when the pennant races get into swing.

  • tony | April 7, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    MLS opens today!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff B | April 7, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    Johnny Estrada is wearing stirrups again. Was wearing them last night as well. I don’t remember him wearing them before. Looks good.

  • Forrest | April 7, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”67568″]MLS opens today!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    Go Rapids!

    Ole, ole ole ole…ooooleeeee oooleeee

    repeat.

  • Josh W. | April 7, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    watching the oklahoma spring game on espn, looks like the sooners are putting the last names back on their jerseys. for some reason though, i feel like they had them on at the end of last season. i’m probably wrong though

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”67568″]MLS opens today!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Honestly…I was more excited to see college football on ESPN ths morning.

  • Wes | April 7, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”67569″]Johnny Estrada is wearing stirrups again. Was wearing them last night as well. I don’t remember him wearing them before. Looks good.[/quote]

    True, but not the high stirrups as he did yesterday with the throwbacks. I guess that was an intentional throwback stirrup placement as well.

  • Tim Mc | April 7, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    If anyone was watching the Portsmouth vs. Manchester United contest today, the Portsmouth keeper was wearing a cap, presumably due to the intense sunlight in his eyes on that side of the pitch.

  • stuby | April 7, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”67522″]I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design, The ones ive come up with so far is the 1987 Mets road jersey with “new york” in slanted joined up script which lasted that one season, of course the Mets had the unis in 93 and 94 which had a tail under the “Mets” script before going back to the traditional look. Does anyone else have any examples, soccer teams dont count since they change every year anyway.

    Les[/quote]
    There was one season where the A’s had a road cap that was all dark green with a white “A’s”. The next year, I think, they changed road caps to the current all green with a yellow “A’s”.

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    Watching the Fox Game of the Week, getting the local feed of LA @ SF, (56 degrees here @ game time)- they ran a commercial of Alex Rodridguez for Boys & Girls Clubs–he was in his Yankees uni but the Majestic logo (which does not show on-field) was smudged out, and rather badly so.

  • Jeff | April 7, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Soccer Sucks!!!!

  • Gavin | April 7, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…

  • TD | April 7, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    Just flipped to the Rapids / United game.. really really annoying that both teams are wearing exactly the same shorts – white with dark adidas striping and logos and a nearly identical font jersey number on the left hip. Makes team identification difficult in traffic, especially since United’s keeper is wearing them too.

    Of the 22 on-field, only the Rapids’ keeper has an off color (solid dark grey kit for him).

  • Allison | April 7, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    I thought something looked weird, couldn’t quite place it!

  • Dan | April 7, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”67587″]Soccer Sucks!!!![/quote]

    wow, thanks for that AMAZING contribution. (note the sarcasm)

    people were saying things about the Indians logo the other day. the present wahoo is better than this one

  • TD | April 7, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    Wish we had the Twins game here, but we have the Fox C game here in Denver (Dodgers/Giants). As previously mentioned here teh Dodgers have gone back to the nameplates and have ditched the white trim on the stitch set. The nameplate font is a lot thinner than the previous incarnation – hard to tell if they changed font style altogether or ots just a result of losingthe white border.

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”67595″][quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    Wish we had the Twins game here, but we have the Fox C game here in Denver (Dodgers/Giants). As previously mentioned here teh Dodgers have gone back to the nameplates and have ditched the white trim on the stitch set. The nameplate font is a lot thinner than the previous incarnation – hard to tell if they changed font style altogether or ots just a result of losingthe white border.[/quote]

    When the term “nameplate” is used, does that describe the piece of fabric that the letters are stitched to, and then stitched to the uniform?

    If that is the case, it doesnt look like the Dodgers are using nameplates…the names are directly stitched to the road grays.

    Also, the Dodgers removed the blue trim. They went from this to this.

  • Dave from Indy | April 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”67522″]I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design, The ones ive come up with so far is the 1987 Mets road jersey with “new york” in slanted joined up script which lasted that one season, of course the Mets had the unis in 93 and 94 which had a tail under the “Mets” script before going back to the traditional look. Does anyone else have any examples, soccer teams dont count since they change every year anyway.

    Les[/quote]

    The Cubs had a small font Chicago road uni in 1990. Then changed to a larger font in 1991.

    The Padres had a lot of changes in the ’70’s.

    The Phillies had the all maroon look for 1 game in 1979.

    Buy this book , it is the best $ I ever spent.

  • MaddMatt | April 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    The entire Pirate team will wear the number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson…

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Flipping between the Masters and the Dodgers/Giants game (what a day!), and I couldnt help but notice how many logos Tiger is wearing today.

    Swoosh on his glove.
    Swoosh on his sweater.
    Swoosh on the front of his hat.
    “Nike One” logo on the right side of his hat.
    Nike “Sasquatch” logo on the left side of his hat.
    “TW” logo on the back of his hat.
    Swooshes on his clubs.
    Swoosh on his ball.
    Swooshes on his shoes.

    All of those seemed “normal” to me. Then I noticed this one (look at the bottom of his left pantleg)

    I gues it could be worse.

  • TD | April 7, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    By trim I meant around the number/letter set. Yes, they also ditched the blue piping.

    It kinda looks like the LA sleeve patch may have some white border to it, but I’m watching in No-Def.

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”67595″][quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    Wish we had the Twins game here, but we have the Fox C game here in Denver (Dodgers/Giants). As previously mentioned here teh Dodgers have gone back to the nameplates and have ditched the white trim on the stitch set. The nameplate font is a lot thinner than the previous incarnation – hard to tell if they changed font style altogether or ots just a result of losingthe white border.[/quote]

    We also have the C announcers. Where’d they get these guys? We have Jon Miller, Mike Krukow, and Duane Kuiper- three of the best- and we get Karros and some little schnook with EYES AS BIG AS THIS.

  • Chuck Ryals | April 7, 2007 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”67595″][quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    Wish we had the Twins game here, but we have the Fox C game here in Denver (Dodgers/Giants). As previously mentioned here teh Dodgers have gone back to the nameplates and have ditched the white trim on the stitch set. The nameplate font is a lot thinner than the previous incarnation – hard to tell if they changed font style altogether or ots just a result of losingthe white border.[/quote]

    not uni related, but I am so happy that MLB Extra Innings is now available to cable subscribers, after it looked like Direct TV would have exclusive rights to it.

  • Jim | April 7, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”67586″]Watching the Fox Game of the Week, getting the local feed of LA @ SF, (56 degrees here @ game time)- they ran a commercial of Alex Rodridguez for Boys & Girls Clubs–he was in his Yankees uni but the Majestic logo (which does not show on-field) was smudged out, and rather badly so.[/quote]

    I’ve never noticed that (now waiting for the return of the commercial … 30 minutes behind thanks to Tivo!) … but what I HAVE noticed that really bothers me about that commercial is where it takes place – Tropicana Field – While Alex wear’s the home pinstripes.

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    Interesting article about a Southern California little league having its players wear college uniforms instead of MLB unis.

    http://www.dailynews...

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”67603″][quote comment=”67595″][quote comment=”67590″]Ugh @ the Twins… the all-grey nameplate on TOP of pinstripes is tacky as hell…[/quote]

    Wish we had the Twins game here, but we have the Fox C game here in Denver (Dodgers/Giants). As previously mentioned here teh Dodgers have gone back to the nameplates and have ditched the white trim on the stitch set. The nameplate font is a lot thinner than the previous incarnation – hard to tell if they changed font style altogether or ots just a result of losingthe white border.[/quote]

    We also have the C announcers. Where’d they get these guys? We have Jon Miller, Mike Krukow, and Duane Kuiper- three of the best- and we get Karros and some little schnook with EYES AS BIG AS THIS.[/quote]

    Us LA fans wouldn’t mind listening to Vin either.

  • dd | April 7, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    The US team in the “World Basketball Summit” on Fox Sports is wearing a “System of Design” style uni.

  • jponsetto | April 7, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    Cubs open Monday with a balmy 41 degree temperature expected then snow predicted for Tues and Wed…Bear weather in Chicago… thank goodness for global warming so we get to enjoy all this great weather in April…Global warm this…

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    The Giants leftfielder, I think that’s him- he’s got one of those adhesive eye black strips under one eye only. Can’t say I have seen that before.

    LA just scored, we’re down 4-1. ‘Scuse me while I remove my “BEAT LA” shirt and slip on a plain logo version….

  • BA | April 7, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    This one’s for you bg…

  • Greg | April 7, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    Tori Hunter is wearing a stocking cap over his baseball cap. Lame.

  • ThresherK | April 7, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”67570″][quote comment=”67568″]MLS opens today!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    Go Rapids!

    Ole, ole ole ole…ooooleeeee oooleeee
    repeat.[/quote]

    As long as the Revs keep their National Flag Blue, Red and White.

    Any word if the Raps are going to retro the Caribou of Colorado kit this year?

  • Tim | April 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    I’m going to the Military Opening Night for the Padres tonight. I know almost everyone here hates the camoflouge uniforms, but they are very significant to our community. I really respect the Padres for how active they are in reaching out to the military. Yesterday marked the debut of a new exibit under the right field bleachers that will feature ballplayers that spent time serving their country. There is also a large model of the USS Midway in the exhibit. http://www.flickr.co...

    Unfortunately, I’m not going to be close enough tonight to get high-quality shots of the camo uniforms, unless I cheat and take snaps of the scoreboard.

  • Allison | April 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”67616″]Tori Hunter is wearing a stocking cap over his baseball cap. Lame.[/quote]

    I don’t know what’s worse, Hunter wearing his hat like that or Nick Punto wearing a stocking cap under his baseball cap.

    And Tim, nothing wrong with takin pictures of the scoreboard to get some uni grabs, I’ve done it. You do what you gotta do! :-)

  • u kno DBo | April 7, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    im so confused…

    http://www.flickr.co...

    ?????

  • c.smith | April 7, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    just seen on the recap of the pirates/reds game today that the entire pirates team will be wearing the number 42 april 15th

  • Tim | April 7, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”67622″]im so confused…

    http://www.flickr.co...

    ?????[/quote]
    Odd, I don’t know what happened with the linking there. It’s worked for some because the views have increased on the Midway photo. Here’s the link again: http://www.flickr.co...

    If it still doesn’t work, in the upper right of the page it says “Uploaded by Timmer82” Click that and the Midway model is still on my first page of uploaded pics.

    Sorry for the confusion.

  • ngruz25 | April 7, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    Anyone else think that it’s awesome that there isn’t a corporate logo in sight at the college hockey national championship? Only the NCAA and conference logos.

  • Tim | April 7, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    I just realized that you were probably asking about the photo, not a linking issue.

    That’s the University of San Diego Toreros. Petco Park hosted a 4-team tournament last month called the Tony Gwynn Classic. The first game had the Oklahoma Sooners against USD. The nightcap had the San Diego State Aztecs (horrible unis) against the Michigan Wolverines.

  • Jill | April 7, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    I’m changing my mind about the baggy pants look. It is not all bad, Roy Oswalts tight pants are way too revealing. I think I can read the logo on his cup. Gross.

    This offseason I finally broke down and bought a new big HDTV. Football and basketball have been great but I think I enjoyed baseball more without the clarity. Too many gross players with unkempt facial hair. Not to mention the sloppy fat players and all the spitting and scratching.

  • Allison | April 7, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    Jill, I agree that Oswalt’s pants are too tight for my comfort. But I’m definitely satisfied with the HDTV bringing the stripes of Reyes’ stirrups to life!

  • patrick | April 7, 2007 at 7:18 pm |

    dont know if anyones watching but MSU and BC are playing in the NCAA hockey finals. THe goalie for BC, Cory Schneider has a great mask. Both he and his brothers (friends of mine) are nicknamed Schneids, and Cory has “schneids” on the chin of his mask in a cool graffiti type of font. Whats odd, is that I’ve never seen him wear this before. Cool that he has his own personalized BC mask, especially since he plays US hockey as well.

  • Tom C. | April 7, 2007 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”67630″]Anyone else think that it’s awesome that there isn’t a corporate logo in sight at the college hockey national championship? Only the NCAA and conference logos.[/quote]

    um sorry to be a buzzkill, but scottrade is a corporation.

  • Tom R | April 7, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”67625″]just seen on the recap of the pirates/reds game today that the entire pirates team will be wearing the number 42 april 15th[/quote]

    The only reason I can see for everyone to wear 42 is that they dont have any black players on the team.

  • Mike | April 7, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    Is it possible to buy an authentic Yankees jersey without the Majestic logo on the sleeve?

  • schuby | April 7, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    Dbacks are wearing alternate reds tonite. I personally think they look pretty good, especially in the same shot with the Nationals unis.

  • BurghFan | April 7, 2007 at 8:57 pm |

    just seen on the recap of the pirates/reds game today that the entire pirates team will be wearing the number 42 april 15th

    The only reason I can see for everyone to
    wear 42 is that they dont have any black
    players on the team.

    Ian Snell is their only African-American player, but several Latino Pirates wouldn’t have been in the majors before Jackie Robinson.

  • Billy B. | April 7, 2007 at 9:05 pm |

    Kei Igawa was wearing sunglasses while he pitched today.

  • Kenny | April 7, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”67522″]I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design, The ones ive come up with so far is the 1987 Mets road jersey with “new york” in slanted joined up script which lasted that one season, of course the Mets had the unis in 93 and 94 which had a tail under the “Mets” script before going back to the traditional look. Does anyone else have any examples, soccer teams dont count since they change every year anyway.Les[/quote]

    The New Jersey Nets wore tie-dye uniforms on the road in the 1990-91 season, but switched to a regular blue uniform the next season.

  • Billy B. | April 7, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”67653″]Kei Igawa was wearing sunglasses while he pitched today.[/quote]
    Here is a picture of Igawa.

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”67615″]This one’s for you bg…[/quote]

    OUCH! (lol.)

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”67600″]Flipping between the Masters and the Dodgers/Giants game (what a day!), and I couldnt help but notice how many logos Tiger is wearing today.

    Swoosh on his glove.
    Swoosh on his sweater.
    Swoosh on the front of his hat.
    “Nike One” logo on the right side of his hat.
    Nike “Sasquatch” logo on the left side of his hat.
    “TW” logo on the back of his hat.
    Swooshes on his clubs.
    Swoosh on his ball.
    Swooshes on his shoes.

    All of those seemed “normal” to me. Then I noticed this one (look at the bottom of his left pantleg)

    I gues it could be worse.[/quote]

    Along with all those swooshes, he’s got dollar signs in his eyes, too. he shot a 72 and is in second place going into Sunday. I wouldn’t bet against him at this point. Woods and The Masters are like what Bjorn Borg was to Wimbledon or the French Open- they’re just meant to win it. Of course, it helps if Mickelson implodes.

  • Hitch | April 7, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    Glad to see after Opening Day.

  • Wes at UI | April 7, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    Very strange that people are selling a supposedly “authentic” and “on-field” jersey that the player in question will never actually wear in a game.

  • =bg= | April 7, 2007 at 10:19 pm |

    ABC running the annual “Ten Commandments;” some wicked great uni’s the Pharoah’s men are wearin’ there…..

  • Riley | April 7, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”67665″]Very strange that people are selling a supposedly “authentic” and “on-field” jersey that the player in question will never actually wear in a game.[/quote]

    Even weirder when it’s these people

  • Brian Erni | April 7, 2007 at 11:26 pm |

    was going to post this earlier in the week: david wright has been missing the mlb logo from the back collar of his grey road jersey. i noticed this wednesday night in st. louis and then again today in atlanta.

  • Kyle at IU | April 7, 2007 at 11:51 pm |

    I thank everyone who mentioned that A-Rod Boys and Girls Club commercial, because it just happened to come on, and I noticed every little thing in there. Also, I suppose it’s not a huge deal that Alex is wearing the pin stripes at Tropicana Field. I bet the Yanks are more popular in the Tampa area than the Rays, thanks to spring training.

  • BP | April 8, 2007 at 12:24 am |

    [quote comment=”67535″]I don’t think anyone has mentioned it, but while watching the mets vs braves game last nite, the camera zoomed in on the home plate ump and he had a football helmet on his front plate. It appeared to be a silver helmet, and the announcers made it clear that they didn’t know what it was a memorial of. I will look for pictures.[/quote]

    I noticed that too, but since I only watched about half the game, I didn’t really see any close-ups of it. I figured it was just a brand sticker or something.

  • christian | April 8, 2007 at 12:27 am |

    Solid basketball advice: When trying to break an 18-game losing streak at a particular team’s home arena, don’t wear orange alts!

    Golden State didn’t get the memo.

  • Michael Wing | April 8, 2007 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”67522″]I was trying to think of any uniform changes made by teams that only lasted for a season before eather changing again or reurning to a previous design….

    Les[/quote]
    Don’t know if I can remember all of these, but since I was a big A’s fan when they moved out to the West Coast back in ’68, I used to keep track
    of their yearly changes.

    In 1968: Old English “OAKLAND” on shirts; “A” on caps.

    1969: Went to “A” and number on front of shirt.

    1970: Added apostrophe-s to “A” on cap and shirt. (I think this was the first year with names on jerseys, too.)

    1971: Changed cap bill to yellow (same design as today’s home cap). Also changed batting helmets from gold (THOSE looked strange!) to match caps.

    1972: Went away from vests, over to doubleknit shirts — white, kelly green,and gold. (Formerly, the “green” jersey-vest was grayish-green; they called it “mint.”)

    1973: Updated the font of the “A” slightly. Also changed the color combo on gold jersey from white-with-green-border to green-with-white-border.

    1974: First year with no changes since moving to Oakland.

  • David L | April 8, 2007 at 1:49 am |

    Just some notes from San Diego:

    Through 4 games, the padres have only worn a “regular uniform” (i.e. home or away) once.
    Blue alternates for the first three, home white for the home opener. And tonight, the Desert Camo for Military Opening Night.
    [Side Note] Can the Rockies please stop wearing purple? It’s just not cool.

    While Jose Cruz Jr.’s stirrups have dropped a little since spring training, they were completely covered up tonight in his pinch hit appearance. My guess on this would be that he didn’t want their normal blue socks(that could only be seen on Josh Bard on the bench[night off]) to clash with the brown/green military uniforms.
    Hopefully they(along with regular home/road unis) will make their return soon.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 8, 2007 at 4:02 am |

    Also from the Padres game, it looks like both teams are wearing road pants. I guess the Pads figured that the khaki road pants looked better with the desert camouflage even though they were at home.

    And Soriano might still wear that blue road jersey — they could bring back the blue shirts, which a lot of people like, at any time. The team hadn’t announced that they wouldn’t use those when the shirts went into production, so you can hardly fault the stores for selling them. I just hope they keep the blue shirts on the road and not at home.

  • Tim | April 8, 2007 at 4:30 am |

    [quote comment=”67700″]Also from the Padres game, it looks like both teams are wearing road pants. I guess the Pads figured that the khaki road pants looked better with the desert camouflage even though they were at home.[/quote]
    You figured correctly my friend. They’ve worn their road pants ever since they switched to desert camouflage tops.

    Pregame was great. They had the Leap Frogs parachute into the outfield. Seven frogs came down. One had to deploy his backup chute when his first got tangled up. Then there was a live feed to the USS Nimitz, which the captain informed us was just over 1,000 miles away from San Diego, having departed earlier this week. That was amazing. All the crew was out on the flight deck, and they kept cutting back during the Star Spangled Banner.

    This was the 12th Annual Military Opening Night, and a tradition I look forward to every year.

  • ET | April 8, 2007 at 5:15 am |

    it was nice to see the pads finally had matching green batting helmets with the camo unis, unlike previous years (pics anyone?). now, if they could only get under shirts that matched…(see wells)

  • LunchBox | April 8, 2007 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”67692″]
    [Side Note] Can the Rockies please stop wearing purple? It’s just not cool.[/quote]

    My guess is that they thought it was lucky since they won 3 straight with it. After their loss last night, I expect to see the road gray (or at least the black vest) return today.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 8, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    Tim, that sounds like a great tradition that the Padres are building. When they first wore the camouflage I thought they looked silly, but the jerseys (and the military-support theme) are starting to grow on me.

    And this is going to make me a Uni Watch pariah, but I like the Rockies’ purple. For years no team in the majors wore this very basic color, and Colorado (for whom purple represents those mountains) does a much better job mixing this with black and silver than the Diamondbacks, where you couldn’t really figure out what the main color was. Maybe they could compromise and trade the purple jersey and black vest for a white vest and long purple undersleeves?

  • Engus | April 8, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    While watching the Twins-White Sox game yesterday, Carlos Silva was wearing a sleeve over the exposed finger on his glove hand. The sleeve matched the color of his glove. Can’t find any pics yet