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Tough Day for the Ice Cream Vendor

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With all these crazy cold-weather games that have been going on, I’ve found myself wondering, “Who the hell would go to a ballgame under these conditions?” I mean, I can sort of understand if it’s Opening Day, but who would bother to show up at the ballpark for a game when the temperature’s below freezing?

Matthew Lepke, that’s who. He attended Saturday’s Twins/Chisox game in Chicago, where the game-time temp was 31 degrees. Despite the frigid conditions, he managed to take some great photos — mainly of the players dealing with the frigid conditions. Here’s his report:

Nick Punto wore a stocking cap/toque under his game cap. I wonder how many cap sizes he had to go up to pull this off. At first Torii Hunter wore a balaclava, but later on he just slapped his stocking cap over his game cap (I never knew how cool I was as a kid sledding back home in Iowa with this look until I saw Torii do it). First base coach Jerry White went with the hoodie-under-jersey look the whole day. I can’t blame him — I had four layers on and was still cold.

I know I speak for everyone when I thank Matthew for being foolhardy intrepid enough to brave the elements on our behalf. Next time we’ll have the Uni Watch St. Bernard at the ready to bring him a nip of hooch during the 7th inning stretch.

There was also plenty of cold-weather headgear on display yesterday in Pittsburgh, as you can see in these pics of Yadier Molina, Adam LaRoche (here’s another shot), and Jack Wilson. And in case you were wondering, yes, all those knitted hats are fully MLB logo-fied.

But wait, this just in: It turns out that Uni Watch intern Vince Grzegorek himself was in attendance at Friday’s game in Cleveland. He’s now thawed out enough to deliver the following dispatch:

Dressing for the Indians’ 2007 opener was like dressing for a Browns game. My strategy at staying warm included three to four shirts, double-layer socks, hat, gloves, jacket, and sweatpants under the jeans. Even then, the snow delays eventually wore away my defenses and I yearned for some little heat packs to put in my gloves.

When Cleveland decided not to cancel the game before it even started, I was pumped. This is our weather. Snow, cold, and wind. Lake Erie was going to be our Monster this day. Seattle was playing in our elements, and no amount of face-warmers or long-sleeve shirts could prepare them for what they were about to endure. Then a snow delay. Then a snow delay. And by the time Paul Byrd was working on a no-hitter in the 4th inning and he was walking guys left and right and shaking off pitches, I knew that the lack of hits was as much a testament to the weather as to Byrd’s arsenal, if not more. Santana may have the change-up, Dice-K may have the gyro Ball, but Byrd had the unhittable Lake Effect Flurry Ball, if just for one day. Too bad he won’t be able to throw it in Milwaukee.

Incidentally, speaking of cold weather, there were lots of comments yesterday about a new line of MLB parkas with a very, uh, subtle logo. Love to have been present at the design meeting where that was approved.

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Let the Chatter Begin: Because of relaxed pace of play, baseball offers more opportunities for uni-related banter among broadcasters than any other sport. Reader Blaine Williams alerted me to just such an exchange that took place between Reds announcers George Grande and Chris Welsh during Sunday’s Reds/Pirates game. We pick up the discussion just as Adam Dunn has taken a borderline called third strike that appeared to be low…

Welsh: The only way Adam Dunn’s going to get that low strike called consistently a ball is to hike those pants of his up around the knee, and I don’t think it’s worth the loss of style points for him.

Grande: Ain’t gonna happen. Fashion statement. In this day and age. Remember when you played? You had to wear the stirrup socks for the Reds. You got fined if you didn’t.

Welsh: That’s right. Your uniform came with an inseam about 25 inches long, and you had no other choice but to hike those babies up. You were showin’ legs whether you had calves or not.

A few thought spring to mind here: (1) Hiking up one’s pants constitutes a loss of style points? (2) Even if the preceding sentiment were true, Dunn would rather strike out than go high-cuffed? (3) “Whether you had calves or not”?

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Twins, as promised, have removed their memorial black armband for broadcaster Herb Carneal and replaced it with a sleeve patch, which features a microphone and the word “Herb”. … Iowa State’s football team is switching to gold pants for the 2007 season. In addition, the school expects to have a completely new uniform (including gold pants) for 2008, and is inviting fans to send in their design ideas. Full details, including a link to video of the press conference where this was all announced, here. … Back in February, I mentioned that Dominican University’s teams are called the Penguins, because Dominican is a Catholic school that used to be run by nuns. Now Brandon Davis, who’s the school’s sports info director, has sent along some photos of the school’s lacrosse team. “Coach Ned Webster and I came up with the ‘look of a Penguin’ for our team’s uniforms,” he writes. “The unis are black with white chests, like a penguin. The helmets are black and the chin is white to blend in with the chest. Unfortunately, the referee today said that regulations on lacrosse unis are probably changing next year — jerseys will have to be full blocks of color, which means that the penguin design would become illegal. We’ll see how that plays out.” … Davis also provided a photo of a softball team with a very unusual sock design. Logo creep issues notwithstanding, that’s one weird pattern — anyone ever seen this before? … Brian Roberts is about the last guy I’d expect to be wearing white shoes. … Reader Jeff Barak has found two hockey videos full of cool uni- and equipment-related stuff. The first one, an hour-long fan’s history of the Winnipeg Jets, is available here, and is essential viewing. It includes a short music video for a song called “Dale Hawerchuk,” by a French-Canadian band called the Dale Hawerchuks, which is available by itself below:

I’ll be off the grid today (yet another birthday — this time my Mom’s), so talk amongst yourselves. Back tomorrow.

 

163 comments to Tough Day for the Ice Cream Vendor

  • T.C. | April 10, 2007 at 7:09 am |

    By the way, I was at the Giants game on Friday night at Benji Molina wore a stocking cap underneath his bating helmet, not sure about catchers mask

  • T.C. | April 10, 2007 at 7:17 am |

    I guess my first comment didn’t post. Anyways what I said was I was wondering why the Giants never seem to do throwback jerseys very oftern when it seems like most teams wear them fairly often. I know last season they busted out the orange unis from I believe 1976. But I would love to see them bring back the Will Clark era threads of the late 80s and early 90s

  • Robert | April 10, 2007 at 7:28 am |

    The thoroughness of the Uni Watch faithful encourages laziness in schlubs like me. I was watching the Reds/Pirates game mentioned by Paul, and gave some thought to using the greatness of Tivo to back things up and write down the conversation about Adam Dunn’s pants for submission to Uni Watch.

    After some careful thought, I decided that someone else (or multiple someone elses) would be hard at work on it, and that I should save my time and energy. Bingo, here it is in today’s entry.

    Nothing gets by the faithful.

  • LES | April 10, 2007 at 7:31 am |

    Does the arc of the “NEW YORK” on the Yankees road unis look very staight compared to previous seasons ,It just looks very staight across the jersey.

    Les

  • Janssen McCormick | April 10, 2007 at 7:40 am |

    “Davis also provided a photo of a softball team with a very unusual sock design.”

    Ireland’s soccer team wears a similar sock design from Umbro: http://www.wldcup.co...

    The softball team seems to be wearing the design Nike soccer teams wore as part of last year’s kits

    I can’t find a picture offhand but I know Man U paired the design with this away shirt

    You can sort of see it here on Celtic

    As well as Arsenal’s away kit from 05/06

  • RC | April 10, 2007 at 7:43 am |

    [quote comment=”68391″]“Davis also provided a photo of a softball team with a very unusual sock design.”

    Ireland’s soccer team wears a similar sock design from Umbro: http://www.wldcup.co...

    The softball team seems to be wearing the design Nike soccer teams wore as part of last year’s kits

    I can’t find a picture offhand but I know Man U paired the design with this away shirt

    You can sort of see it here on Celtic

    As well as Arsenal’s away kit from 05/06 [/quote]

    McCormick beat me to it. They are Nike Soccer socks for sure. Part of their template for the club teams that came out last year. Man U and Arsenal both featured these socks w/ thier Alternate jerseys.

  • Johnny O | April 10, 2007 at 7:45 am |

    Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

  • dp | April 10, 2007 at 7:57 am |

    [quote comment=”68393″][quote comment=”68391″]“Davis also provided a photo of a softball team with a very unusual sock design.”

    Ireland’s soccer team wears a similar sock design from Umbro: http://www.wldcup.co...

    The softball team seems to be wearing the design Nike soccer teams wore as part of last year’s kits

    I can’t find a picture offhand but I know Man U paired the design with this away shirt

    You can sort of see it here on Celtic

    As well as Arsenal’s away kit from 05/06 [/quote]

    McCormick beat me to it. They are Nike Soccer socks for sure. Part of their template for the club teams that came out last year. Man U and Arsenal both featured these socks w/ thier Alternate jerseys.[/quote]

    Inter Milan has them too.

    Last year I was in a Nike store in Bologna and I bought a pair like these, except there were red/white/green stripes around the top, like the Italian flag. I’m trying to find a picture but having no luck..

  • Shane S. | April 10, 2007 at 8:12 am |
  • skott | April 10, 2007 at 8:16 am |

    just saw this in the Globe today:

    The Sox are planning to wear vintage uniforms from 1967 this afternoon, part of the tribute to the Impossible Dreamers. Longtime Larry Lucchino pal George Mitrovich deserves an assist; he coaxed Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle to make the uniforms on very short notice. They were delivered Saturday .

  • Cathy | April 10, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.

  • Marcus | April 10, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    I went to the Texas Rangers opening night on saturday with a gametime temp of 38 and it only got colder. You know what? I wore ONE jacket and a cap. Know what the players wore? Baseball caps! MAN IT UP!!! Kevin Milwood didn’t even wear long sleeves.

    And remember those uniforms for the ball girls the Rangers got designed by True, those were worth every penny. Those ladies look amaing!

    I will say, however, my voice isn’t back yet.

  • Kim | April 10, 2007 at 8:25 am |

    Socks. When in doubt, it’s usually a soccer sock. Especially when High Schools use them.

    Many of the socks mentioned in recent weeks can be found here. If you just hover the cursor over the designs you’ll get a slightly larger view.

  • Anthony the Rutgers Fan | April 10, 2007 at 8:26 am |

    The previous posters are all correct about those NIKE soccer socks. I wanted to chime in because I remember those socks coming up during our discussion of unique High School football uniforms. I don’t remember which school had them, but I think we had this exact conversation.

  • ryan | April 10, 2007 at 8:29 am |

    I was at the Pirates/Cards game yesterday and, to supplement that picture of Molina, you should know that he removed his full-face covering while he was batting and it then was hanging out the back of his jersey like a mini-hood. No pics, but I was just surprised he wore it on defense but not when he was batting / on-base.

  • The Ol Goaler | April 10, 2007 at 8:40 am |

    [quote comment=”68407″]I was at the Pirates/Cards game yesterday and, to supplement that picture of Molina, you should know that he removed his full-face covering while he was batting and it then was hanging out the back of his jersey like a mini-hood. No pics, but I was just surprised he wore it on defense but not when he was batting / on-base.[/quote]
    The Cards’ TV announcers (Dan McLaughlin and Al Hrabosky) referenced this during one of Molina’s at-bats, saying Yadier was using “the Bill Belichek look”… Dan then mused, “How much does Belichek spend on his wardrobe?” “Not much,” was the reply… (chuckle!)

  • Steve | April 10, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    [quote comment=”68403″]Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.[/quote]

    That might be a coach, I’m not sure, but I did notice the person on the left had an MLB logo on the back pocket.

  • DenverGregg | April 10, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    I’ve been to a few games sub-freezing at Mile High and Coors. As long as it isn’t too wet or windy, it’s great. In the stands that’s much easier to deal with than the summer days where its over 85.

    It would be a somewhat different story if I were trying to hit or catch the ball.

  • Joey Guns | April 10, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]

    That’s Ian Poulter. He always has wild clothes. I followed him around during a practice round last year, and he was by far the nicest golfer to the fans. He gave kids like 5 or 6 balls on the hole I was on.

    Here are some pics of his outfits:

    http://www.telegraph...

    http://www.scratch-g...

    http://www.nyjnews.c...

    http://217.174.248.9...

    Here’s his headcover of his own head:
    http://217.174.248.9...

  • Brent | April 10, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”68415″][quote comment=”68403″]Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.[/quote]

    That might be a coach, I’m not sure, but I did notice the person on the left had an MLB logo on the back pocket.[/quote]

    It probably is not the coach since she is wearing a glove.

  • Joey Guns | April 10, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    Another note on golfer Ian Poulter:

    The Union Jack slacks that he wore at the 2004 British Open were sold for charity. They raised $10,000, which is brilliant–for Yorkville Children’s Hospital in Scotland.

    He’s a very stand up guy!

  • Steve | April 10, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”68422″][quote comment=”68415″][quote comment=”68403″]Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.[/quote]

    That might be a coach, I’m not sure, but I did notice the person on the left had an MLB logo on the back pocket.[/quote]

    It probably is not the coach since she is wearing a glove.[/quote]

    It must be the cleanup hitter than.

  • Kenny | April 10, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”68415″][quote comment=”68403″]Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.[/quote]

    That might be a coach, I’m not sure, but I did notice the person on the left had an MLB logo on the back pocket.[/quote]

    She has a glove on though

  • Kenny | April 10, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”68426″][quote comment=”68415″][quote comment=”68403″]Did anyone notice that one girls pants appears to have the MLB logo on it, but the others don’t? Just curious.[/quote]

    That might be a coach, I’m not sure, but I did notice the person on the left had an MLB logo on the back pocket.[/quote]

    She has a glove on though[/quote]

    damn

  • Mike Engle | April 10, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    Random thought on the various 42s that will be present on the 15th: shouldn’t there be something against having repeat jersey numbers on one team, let alone having 5 #42 jerseys at once?
    I propose that except for the Yankees (who have the last regular 42, Mariano Rivera), every team should have its second baseman wear 42, and then call it a day. It would make the 42 really stand out, it would be a great tribute to Jackie Robinson, who played second base, and it wouldn’t be immensely confusing for the fans. But if one team must go overboard, it might as well be the Dodgers, on condition that they get Brooklyn ball caps for the game.

  • Trace | April 10, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    In the video the goalie is putting his leggers on the wrong legs. By the end of the video they have magically switched to the correct legs.

  • The Ol Goaler | April 10, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme?[/quote]

    Well, dunno about anybody else, but I, by gum, wore my light blue pinfeather suit to church Easter Sunday… despite the fact that it was 38 degrees outside! (grin)

    (And for those of you who don’t know what a “pinfeather” suit is; think the TV character “Matlock”… although I’m far less sloppy! )

  • JT | April 10, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    As an alumnus of Iowa State, I’m worried. While there is a chance that a decent uniform can come from this, I still remember shiny gold pants with a cardinal top that hurt the eyes to look at. And there is always the chance that they could take the “easy road” and just take whatever weird templates that Nike or some other outfitter gives them.

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Hey now. I saw Paul Byrd’s debut for the Phillies against Arizona (and Randy Johnson) at the Vet.

    (Same day as Elvis’ death.)

    I know he’s not a power pitcher, nor is he a great pitcher, but he had that Flurry Ball working way back then!

    *silliness over*

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”68423″]Another note on golfer Ian Poulter:

    The Union Jack slacks that he wore at the 2004 British Open were sold for charity. They raised $10,000, which is brilliant–for Yorkville Children’s Hospital in Scotland.

    He’s a very stand up guy![/quote]

    You just can’t say anything bad about a golfer like Ian Poulter.

    Love the pants. Why can’t more people have fun like that?

  • cliff rancho | April 10, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]

    Justin Rose wore white pants I think.

    Here’s the one link I think is of him from Sunday. Not positive though.

  • steve | April 10, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    Since someone made a Coach Homeless reference, I’ll report a bit of info I posted here during the meltdown ealier this year. Here it is again, since it slipped through the cracks the first time:

    According to friend inside the Patriots team, Bill Belichek does his own tailoring. He cuts his own hoodies to shreds, according to team sources. Also, the chances of getting out of the team’s facilities with a real Bill Belichek hoodie is slim, since he’s the only one on the team who wears a size Large sweatshirt.

    Just a small item I thought the faithful would enjoy.

  • cliff rancho | April 10, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article

  • Riley | April 10, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    Paul,

    For the love of God, it is a TOQUE! Not just my (ever present) Canadian bias speaking. For some (moderately odd) reason New Era has decided to recognize the proper term for this particular piece of head gear, is it so much to ask for you to do the same? :P

  • C.N. | April 10, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”68390″]Does the arc of the “NEW YORK” on the Yankees road unis look very staight compared to previous seasons ,It just looks very staight across the jersey.
    [/quote]

    It’s always been pretty straight.

  • steve | April 10, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    The Penguin lacross jerseys shouldn’t be used. They look like 2 different teams from the front and back.

  • Johnny O | April 10, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”68423″]Another note on golfer Ian Poulter:

    The Union Jack slacks that he wore at the 2004 British Open were sold for charity. They raised $10,000, which is brilliant–for Yorkville Children’s Hospital in Scotland.

    He’s a very stand up guy![/quote]
    That is awesome that Poulter does that. There should be more golfers who do that. Shigeki Maruyama never wears the same shirt twice on the PGA Tour, and after each round he donates it to charity, or auctions it off for charities.

    Getting back to the whole “Not wearing white before labor day” issue… is it really that big of a deal? Do people really get offended like Wilbon did yesterday on PTI? More importantly (to this board) do sports teams take this into consideration when dressing for games?

  • Jonathon | April 10, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    Boston’s 1967 threads:

    http://www.baseballh...

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]
    I watched PTI yesterday, and I don’t remember Wilbon “going crazy” over the “white before Labor Day” issue. If anything, he made the comment with a smile on his face, so I’m pretty sure he was just joking around. You know, kind of like when they goof on Dan LeBatard; I don’t think THEY hate LeBatard, but they pick up on the fact that viewers do and they just run with it.

  • Steve | April 10, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”68440″][quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]

    Justin Rose wore white pants I think.

    Here’s the one link I think is of him from Sunday. Not positive though.[/quote]

    Good call about Justin Rose. I believe Ian Poulter wore them on Thursday or Friday, but I can’t seem to find a picture. They had about a one inch thick orange stripe down the side of them, in true Ian Poulter fashion.

    Check this out, he wore pants that had a question mark on the pant leg once:

    http://www.pga.com/o...

  • Ryan Real | April 10, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    The Twins patch (from those shots) looks like the classic “good on a screen, not so much on a jersey” patch.

  • Steve | April 10, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    Whew, I found Ian Poulter’s white/orange pants from Saturday.

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    The caption of the picture says: Guess who? Yes, golfing clothes horse Ian Poulter was suited and booted in customary fashion on Saturday.

  • Johnny O | April 10, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”68452″][quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]
    I watched PTI yesterday, and I don’t remember Wilbon “going crazy” over the “white before Labor Day” issue. If anything, he made the comment with a smile on his face, so I’m pretty sure he was just joking around. You know, kind of like when they goof on Dan LeBatard; I don’t think THEY hate LeBatard, but they pick up on the fact that viewers do and they just run with it.[/quote]

    I guess “going crazy” was a bad choice of words. But, I watch PTI usually every day and can distinguish when they are joking around and being serious, and it sounded to me that he took the issue seriously rather than with a joking manner. Nevertheless, it still is a weird topic to even joke around with.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”68462″][quote comment=”68452″][quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]
    I watched PTI yesterday, and I don’t remember Wilbon “going crazy” over the “white before Labor Day” issue. If anything, he made the comment with a smile on his face, so I’m pretty sure he was just joking around. You know, kind of like when they goof on Dan LeBatard; I don’t think THEY hate LeBatard, but they pick up on the fact that viewers do and they just run with it.[/quote]

    I guess “going crazy” was a bad choice of words. But, I watch PTI usually every day and can distinguish when they are joking around and being serious, and it sounded to me that he took the issue seriously rather than with a joking manner. Nevertheless, it still is a weird topic to even joke around with.[/quote]
    They goof on the trampoline bear, they goof on Dikembe Mutombo’s voice, they goof on Tony Reali, hell, they goof on Wilbon with the whole Steve Spurrier “well, tell Wheel-bon that…” thing, and yet you think they take they tackled the “white before Labor day” issue seriously?

    I must have been watching a different show than you were, then……

  • NickNH | April 10, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    Oh man…the return of the blue and white stripes in the stirrups. I can’t wait to see how they look. Hopefully some of the guys who don’t normally wear the high socks do it up today. I’d love to see Ortiz with those striped stirrups.

    Most likely though, we’ll only see Tek and Timlin.

  • Casey | April 10, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    Those socks on the softball team are soccer socks. I think a lot of Nike-outfitted teams are wearing them, including Harvard, Carolina.

  • Casey | April 10, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Sorry forgot the Carolina link.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    After watching the Mets massacre their opening day unis yesterdy, I got to wondering: Why does Majestic make different versions of the “Premiere” jacket, like the nice blue and orange one someone posted a pic of here last week or the blue and black one that came out right before last year’s playoffs, and yet the ballclub doesn’t use it? That would solve the whole issue of “wearing blue caps with the black dugout jacket” that Charlie Smauels cites as the reason the team wears the black caps so much. If they wore the blue and orange jackets at home and the black and blue jackets on the road, the problem would be solved.

    It wouldn’t even be the first time a team does it, since the Tigers wear the black/white dugout jackets at home and the black/orange dugout jackets on the road, and I think one year the Braves wore blue dugout jackets at home and grey ones on the road……

  • Ronnie Poore | April 10, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    For the love of God….the wearing white rule is no white AFTER labor day, not before! white is what you are allowed to wear BETWEEN Easter and Labor day. my wife would NEVER, EVER wear white AFTER Labor day. Easter is the first day she will wear white(for some it’s Memorial Day). and it generally only applies to shoes, not pants.
    see link:
    http://www.jacksonvi...

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”68472″]For the love of God….the wearing white rule is no white AFTER labor day, not before! white is what you are allowed to wear BETWEEN Easter and Labor day. my wife would NEVER, EVER wear white AFTER Labor day. Easter is the first day she will wear white(for some it’s Memorial Day). and it generally only applies to shoes, not pants.
    see link:
    http://www.jacksonvi...
    And that hopefully settles THAT……

  • tim b | April 10, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    not uni-related, but snow related. like vince, i too was at the tribe opener (my christmas), and put together a slide show of my pictures that my buddy put on his indians blog. enjoy.

    http://clevelandtrib...

    tim b, cleveland

  • Anthony | April 10, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”68405″]Socks. When in doubt, it’s usually a soccer sock. Especially when High Schools use them.

    Many of the socks mentioned in recent weeks can be found here. If you just hover the cursor over the designs you’ll get a slightly larger view.[/quote]

    Yeah, I wear Nike soccer socks when I play softball (I can’t bear to wear fake-stirrup socks); they’re high, which provides protection against sliding, and they fit well. Plus, in the HOT Houston summers, wearing full pants is a BAD idea.

  • orlandor | April 10, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”68473″][quote comment=”68472″]For the love of God….the wearing white rule is no white AFTER labor day, not before! white is what you are allowed to wear BETWEEN Easter and Labor day. my wife would NEVER, EVER wear white AFTER Labor day. Easter is the first day she will wear white(for some it’s Memorial Day). and it generally only applies to shoes, not pants.
    see link:
    http://www.jacksonvi...
    And that hopefully settles THAT……[/quote]

    The player that Wilbon was talking about wasn’t Poulter or Rose, but rather Rory Sabbatini when he took the lead after his eagle on 8. He is also known for his Thursday pants (most Thursdays) and his wife!

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    Hey Vince (uni intern) and other fellow Case Western-affiliated people,

    Did you take the survey on the new university logos?

    Hilarious. . .

  • Hogie | April 10, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote]Nick Punto wore a stocking cap/toque under his game cap. I wonder how many cap sizes he had to go up to pull this off.[/quote]

    That second pic is Jason Bartlett, not Nick Punto. Apparently the toque look was popular up the middle for the Twins.

  • Red | April 10, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    I noticed yesterday Ponson was wearing an undershirt with a little mlb logo:
    http://i68.photobuck...
    Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never seen that before.

  • Original Jim | April 10, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”68402″]just saw this in the Globe today:

    The Sox are planning to wear vintage uniforms from 1967 this afternoon, part of the tribute to the Impossible Dreamers. Longtime Larry Lucchino pal George Mitrovich deserves an assist; he coaxed Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle to make the uniforms on very short notice. They were delivered Saturday .[/quote]

    Is this sarcastic, or for real? Aside from the socks, and the color of the sleeves under the jersey, the Red Sox currently wear the same uniforms they wore in 1967.

  • Hogie | April 10, 2007 at 11:57 am |
  • Teebz | April 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    Please excuse this rant, but I am only going to say this once.

    That video about the Jets is the most one-sided crock of BS I have ever seen about the franchise. Yes, the uniform history is nice, but the actual story told is a fabrication.

    The founders of l’Atelier-National du Manitoba are a couple of jackasses, as seen in their comments here about Manitoba. If they actually stopped spewing their propaganda and took a look around that province, they’d realize their views are completely and totally wrong. Their self-deprecating view of their home only makes them look more idiotic when films like that are produced.

  • Hogie | April 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm |
  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”68482″]I noticed yesterday Ponson was wearing an undershirt with a little mlb logo:
    http://i68.photobuck...
    Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never seen that before.[/quote]
    I believe the Nike Revolution mocks all have the MLB logo on the (player’s) left and the team name on the right. I can’t find a picture of the current Revolution jerseys, but I’m fairly certain last year’s (the dot-matrix mock turtlenecks) all had the same thing.

  • Frankie | April 10, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    mlb has been putting their logo on mock turtlenecks for a loooong time… and the tigers wear NAVY and white jackets at home and NAVY and orange jackets on the road.

  • MikeHarris | April 10, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...

  • Rich | April 10, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”68462″][quote comment=”68452″][quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]
    I watched PTI yesterday, and I don’t remember Wilbon “going crazy” over the “white before Labor Day” issue. If anything, he made the comment with a smile on his face, so I’m pretty sure he was just joking around. You know, kind of like when they goof on Dan LeBatard; I don’t think THEY hate LeBatard, but they pick up on the fact that viewers do and they just run with it.[/quote]

    I guess “going crazy” was a bad choice of words. But, I watch PTI usually every day and can distinguish when they are joking around and being serious, and it sounded to me that he took the issue seriously rather than with a joking manner. Nevertheless, it still is a weird topic to even joke around with.[/quote]

    I thought it was you couldn’t wear white AFTER labor day. Oh well what do I know, I’m wearing socks with sandals! :P

  • Terry Mark | April 10, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    I have a lot of respect for Paul in a lot of areas, but deriding baseball diehards for loving the game enough to go in all conditions. What kind of fan only wants to go to games only when it’s 70? The same kind of fan that can’t make the first pitch and leaves in the seventh inning to avoid traffic.

    I braved last Wednesday’s White Sox-Indians game in Chicago, with gametime temperatures at around freezing with winds gusting up to 40 mph. I had a great time, just like I do at any baseball game. I also had tickets to a Triple-A game in Indianapolis only to have it called on account of “cold.” By my estimation, that game would have started under sunny skies with a gametime temp of around 35.

    What wusses!

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”68496″]I have a lot of respect for Paul in a lot of areas, but deriding baseball diehards for loving the game enough to go in all conditions. What kind of fan only wants to go to games only when it’s 70? The same kind of fan that can’t make the first pitch and leaves in the seventh inning to avoid traffic.

    I braved last Wednesday’s White Sox-Indians game in Chicago, with gametime temperatures at around freezing with winds gusting up to 40 mph. I had a great time, just like I do at any baseball game. I also had tickets to a Triple-A game in Indianapolis only to have it called on account of “cold.” By my estimation, that game would have started under sunny skies with a gametime temp of around 35.

    What wusses![/quote]

    I don’t know about that. I went to a Met/Yankee game at Shea a few years ago in freezing rain. It was an awesome game (til friggin’ Benitez was called in to close) but I don’t think I would go to a game in those conditions again. I was sick for a week afterwards.

    Just my $0.02.

  • justin | April 10, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”68493″][quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...[/quote]

    I think the point the article is making is that the MAIN logo will be the interlocking OS, whereas OK State still has the OSU logo.

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Considering the pants Dice-K is wearing it doesn’t look like the BoSox will be wearing any sort of throwbacks today.

  • Rydell | April 10, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    (Same day as Elvis’ death.)
    August 16th.

  • Kenny | April 10, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”68500″][quote comment=”68493″][quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...[/quote]

    I think the point the article is making is that the MAIN logo will be the interlocking OS, whereas OK State still has the OSU logo.[/quote]

    Two things-

    1. Kinda ironic we talk about the Mets getting rid of the black and there’s Robin Ventura front and center in the black uni

    2. This cold game thing is getting ridiculous…I mean you can understand cancelling games cuz of snow, but just b/c it’s cold!! Would they do that for the World Series?!?! I think not. I bet it’s as cold in these April months as it was in the World Series this past year.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 10, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”68505″][quote comment=”68500″][quote comment=”68493″][quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...[/quote]

    I think the point the article is making is that the MAIN logo will be the interlocking OS, whereas OK State still has the OSU logo.[/quote]

    Two things-

    1. Kinda ironic we talk about the Mets getting rid of the black and there’s Robin Ventura front and center in the black uni

    2. This cold game thing is getting ridiculous…I mean you can understand cancelling games cuz of snow, but just b/c it’s cold!! Would they do that for the World Series?!?! I think not. I bet it’s as cold in these April months as it was in the World Series this past year.[/quote]
    front and center where?

  • Kenny | April 10, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”68506″][quote comment=”68505″][quote comment=”68500″][quote comment=”68493″][quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...[/quote]

    I think the point the article is making is that the MAIN logo will be the interlocking OS, whereas OK State still has the OSU logo.[/quote]

    Two things-

    1. Kinda ironic we talk about the Mets getting rid of the black and there’s Robin Ventura front and center in the black uni

    2. This cold game thing is getting ridiculous…I mean you can understand cancelling games cuz of snow, but just b/c it’s cold!! Would they do that for the World Series?!?! I think not. I bet it’s as cold in these April months as it was in the World Series this past year.[/quote]
    front and center where?[/quote]

    click on the last link

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”68504″](Same day as Elvis’ death.)
    August 16th.[/quote]

    1998 was the year. My friend Mark (from college) visited me since he hadn’t been to Philly before. I called the Phillies ticket office and we had two field-level tickets for the game. Paul Byrd (“Who’s that?” we asked) outpitched Randy Johnson.

    The Phils had an Elvis impersonator sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Which was a disaster that the entire crowd booed. (And Mark laughed hard.)

  • Justin | April 10, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    I’m watching the game right now and there’s no evidence of a 1967 throwback jersey. If anything they should do the 1975 jersey with the red hats

  • Steve | April 10, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Interesting article about Miguel Cabrera acting like Pedro Cerrano with his superstitions.

    http://bugsandcranks...

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Just popped on good ole mlb.tv, no thrwobacks for the Red Sox. I tried to get a creen capture but I keep just getting black nothing. Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Metsfan AZ | April 10, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”68507″][quote comment=”68506″][quote comment=”68505″][quote comment=”68500″][quote comment=”68493″][quote comment=”68443″]Oregon State goes from OSU to OS with new logo

    here’s the link to the article[/quote]

    I think it’s odd that Oregon State says they’re the first school to use an “OS” to represent an “OSU”, when Oklahoma State used a logo extremely similar to that new on throughout the 1980s. It never showed up on football uniforms, but Oklahoma State’ interlocking OS were found on baseball and wrestling uniforms.

    Couldn’t find a good link to a picture of the OS on a Cowboy uniform, but it’s at the top of this page, just for reference sake.

    http://www.okstate.c...[/quote]

    I think the point the article is making is that the MAIN logo will be the interlocking OS, whereas OK State still has the OSU logo.[/quote]

    Two things-

    1. Kinda ironic we talk about the Mets getting rid of the black and there’s Robin Ventura front and center in the black uni

    2. This cold game thing is getting ridiculous…I mean you can understand cancelling games cuz of snow, but just b/c it’s cold!! Would they do that for the World Series?!?! I think not. I bet it’s as cold in these April months as it was in the World Series this past year.[/quote]
    front and center where?[/quote]

    click on the last link[/quote]
    sorry, never knew Robin “I’m sorry Mr. Ryan” Ventura was a Cowboy.

  • Sage Confucius | April 10, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”68394″]Yesterday on PTI, Wilbon was going crazy over a golfer at the Masters (Can’t remember who at this time) about wearing white pants before labor day. I mean he was going crazy saying it was inappropriate and he should be removed from course to change pants. Isn’t this going a little extreme? I mean this rule isn’t set in stone, and is it really that closely regulated by any sports teams or individual athletes? Maybe it is and I haven’t been paying close enough attention. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?[/quote]

    The rule is not to wear white after Labor Day. No one really follows that much anymore though. The white pants don’t really bother me. The white belt with the black pants, however, is a very different story.

  • Heaps | April 10, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    Did you know that hot dogs used to be called “dachshund sausages”?

  • Steve M | April 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    not sure if it has been mentioned, those are Nike Soccer sock…

  • Philly Bill | April 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”68404″]I went to the Texas Rangers opening night on saturday with a gametime temp of 38 and it only got colder. You know what? I wore ONE jacket and a cap. Know what the players wore? Baseball caps! MAN IT UP!!! Kevin Milwood didn’t even wear long sleeves.

    And remember those uniforms for the ball girls the Rangers got designed by True, those were worth every penny. Those ladies look amaing!

    I will say, however, my voice isn’t back yet.[/quote]

    Word up! Of course, plenty of Texans don’t even own a winter coat. When we get a cold snap here, you see people wearing layered get-ups like a hoodie with a windbreaker over it.

    Coldest game I’ve ever attended was this one at Wrigley. Box score says it was 45 degrees, but there is no way in hell it was that warm. Plus, we were in the upper deck, with nothing to shield the wind coming off the lake. I actually enjoy cold weather, but it was two-pairs-of-pants BRUTAL that day. We left to watch the ninth inning indoors at the Cubby Bear.

    Astoundingly, Kerry Wood (from Grand Prairie, TX; one town over from Arlington) went 8 innings, gave up only 3 hits and struck out 13 in that game. And his opponent that day, who also pitched well, was linked earlier in this thread.

  • jponsetto | April 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    41,100 plus (standing room only) for Astros v. Cubs at frigid Wrigley Field…the only thing cold was the beer and Bobby Howry’s arm…Cubs fans loyal bastards that we are continue to dream…

  • Patrick | April 10, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    This is disappointing. So much for more blue.

  • Double J | April 10, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”68471″]After watching the Mets massacre their opening day unis yesterdy, I got to wondering: Why does Majestic make different versions of the “Premiere” jacket, like the nice blue and orange one someone posted a pic of here last week or the blue and black one that came out right before last year’s playoffs, and yet the ballclub doesn’t use it? That would solve the whole issue of “wearing blue caps with the black dugout jacket” that Charlie Smauels cites as the reason the team wears the black caps so much. If they wore the blue and orange jackets at home and the black and blue jackets on the road, the problem would be solved.

    It wouldn’t even be the first time a team does it, since the Tigers wear the black/white dugout jackets at home and the black/orange dugout jackets on the road, and I think one year the Braves wore blue dugout jackets at home and grey ones on the road……[/quote]

    I got this catalog from “Starstruck” the other day , when I saw it I could only think about Paul and you sorry mets fans!

    Enjoy!

  • Eric B | April 10, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    i went to the tigers/royals game on friday with my nine-year-old daughter. it was about 30 degrees at game time with a pretty steady 25 mph “breeze” blowing through. i posted this on another board but wanted to share it here, too.

    the wind was ridiculous. each of us were sporting:
    2 long sleeve t-shirts
    1 thick hooded sweatshirt
    1 heavy winter coat
    gloves/stocking cap/scarf

    …and we shared a thick stadium blanket. nothing worked. we got hot chocolate but it was cool by the time we walked back to our seats. there was a group of college kids behind us who were thinking of getting some. i warned them that if they wanted it to make any difference, they had to slam it at the counter as soon as they got it. one of them ended up getting some nachos but the cheese had turned back into a solid block of velveeta by the time he got back to his seat. he just ended up with chips. the beer vendors were walking around with beer bottles in tubs of ice but when they pulled out a bottle, it was dry; it was too cold for the ice to melt.

    it was supposed to be “meet the royals” night and some of the players were supposed to be out signing autographs if you got there at 5:45 for the 7:10 game. the team decided to call off the autograph session because of the cold. then they called off batting practice. the people who had been there 90 minutes before the game got nothing but a chance to see the players run a few sprints a couple minutes before game time. luke hudson was out playing soft-toss before the game with jason larue. as soon as they were finished, larue ran back to the clubhouse (can’t blame him) but hudson came over and signed autographs for anyone who wanted one, smiling, joking with the kids, posing for pics, etc. he got major props for that. that was something he didn’t have to do but did for the people who brought their kids out there. he was the only one who decided that if we could stand out there for a while waiting to see some players, he could at least spend a little time with us. my daughter has no idea who signed her baseball, but i became an instant luke hudson fan.

    on a uni-related note, all the tigers wore long sleeves, some with hoods. for the royals, alex gordon (3rd base) and ryan gload (LF) wore short sleeves. the gift shop was selling various stocking caps for $20+. had we not brought our own caps, getting bent over like that would have seemed like a pretty decent proposition.

  • Mark | April 10, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”68511″]Just popped on good ole mlb.tv, no thrwobacks for the Red Sox. I tried to get a creen capture but I keep just getting black nothing. Anyone know how to fix this?[/quote]

    Perhaps just the fabric is different? This wouldn’t necessarily be visible on television (or MLB.tv, for that matter).

    There is also the possibility that the throwback think was all BS from the start.

    Opening Day Photo

  • Big O | April 10, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”68526″][quote comment=”68511″]Just popped on good ole mlb.tv, no thrwobacks for the Red Sox. I tried to get a creen capture but I keep just getting black nothing. Anyone know how to fix this?[/quote]

    Perhaps just the fabric is different? This wouldn’t necessarily be visible on television (or MLB.tv, for that matter).

    There is also the possibility that the throwback think was all BS from the start.

    Opening Day Photo[/quote]

    Why would a team wear a throwback for a home opener. Isn’t that an area for gripe, I mean if a team wears an alternate jersey in game 2 of the season and gets blasted. Shouldn’t everyone be happy that the Red Sox are wearing their regular home jerseys. I mean isn’t a throwback just another alternate jersey.

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”68528″][quote comment=”68526″][quote comment=”68511″]Just popped on good ole mlb.tv, no thrwobacks for the Red Sox. I tried to get a creen capture but I keep just getting black nothing. Anyone know how to fix this?[/quote]

    Perhaps just the fabric is different? This wouldn’t necessarily be visible on television (or MLB.tv, for that matter).

    There is also the possibility that the throwback think was all BS from the start.

    Opening Day Photo[/quote]

    Why would a team wear a throwback for a home opener. Isn’t that an area for gripe, I mean if a team wears an alternate jersey in game 2 of the season and gets blasted. Shouldn’t everyone be happy that the Red Sox are wearing their regular home jerseys. I mean isn’t a throwback just another alternate jersey.[/quote]

    I actually thingk that’s a valid point unless… it is the aniversary of something, say a championship, and they are wearing (for the series) the uni of that season.

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”68528″]Why would a team wear a throwback for a home opener. Isn’t that an area for gripe, I mean if a team wears an alternate jersey in game 2 of the season and gets blasted. Shouldn’t everyone be happy that the Red Sox are wearing their regular home jerseys. I mean isn’t a throwback just another alternate jersey.[/quote]

    I was at the last opening day at the Vet where the Phils and Pirates wore 1971 throwbacks.

  • ryan | April 10, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”68471″]After watching the Mets massacre their opening day unis yesterdy, I got to wondering: Why does Majestic make different versions of the “Premiere” jacket, like the nice blue and orange one someone posted a pic of here last week or the blue and black one that came out right before last year’s playoffs, and yet the ballclub doesn’t use it? That would solve the whole issue of “wearing blue caps with the black dugout jacket” that Charlie Smauels cites as the reason the team wears the black caps so much. If they wore the blue and orange jackets at home and the black and blue jackets on the road, the problem would be solved.

    It wouldn’t even be the first time a team does it, since the Tigers wear the black/white dugout jackets at home and the black/orange dugout jackets on the road, and I think one year the Braves wore blue dugout jackets at home and grey ones on the road……[/quote]

    the tigers colors aren’t black and white they are navy and white…come on…

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    I found a Boston Globe article from today about 1967, but nothing about throwback Unis.

    Skott, where did you get this info?

  • todd krevanchi | April 10, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    based on pacman jones’ 1 year suspension, does anyone else feel that chris henry got away with a light slap on the wrist with only an 8 game suspension?
    also if you read the statement released by the titans, you will see them referring to him as adam now… its good for press releases about his criminal behavior but not the back of his jersey when he represents the team, right?

  • Broker75 | April 10, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    just a little FYI, it was 62’F last night in Oakland, ahhh excellent ball weather, but the A’s lost. Maybe next year MLB can schedule a lot more games down south rather than having this mess, but hindsight is 20/20.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”68534″][quote comment=”68471″]After watching the Mets massacre their opening day unis yesterdy, I got to wondering: Why does Majestic make different versions of the “Premiere” jacket, like the nice blue and orange one someone posted a pic of here last week or the blue and black one that came out right before last year’s playoffs, and yet the ballclub doesn’t use it? That would solve the whole issue of “wearing blue caps with the black dugout jacket” that Charlie Smauels cites as the reason the team wears the black caps so much. If they wore the blue and orange jackets at home and the black and blue jackets on the road, the problem would be solved.

    It wouldn’t even be the first time a team does it, since the Tigers wear the black/white dugout jackets at home and the black/orange dugout jackets on the road, and I think one year the Braves wore blue dugout jackets at home and grey ones on the road……[/quote]

    the tigers colors aren’t black and white they are navy and white…come on…[/quote]

    Sorry about getting the Tigers’ colors wrong. But in all honesty, I really couldn’t care less whether the Tigers’ colors are black and orange, navy and orange, purple and orange, teal and orange, or any other color combination under the sun.

    My point, which seems to have been lost on everyone who couldn’t wait to jump on me for an honest mistake, is that other teams use different home and away dugout jackets, which would solve a problem for the METS (the one team that I DO care about) in that they can use the blue jackets at home with the blue caps, and the black jackets on the road with the black caps.

  • Rich Bruns | April 10, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Holy Tornado! ManU is absolutely destroying Roma, did not see this coming.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”68538″]based on pacman jones’ 1 year suspension, does anyone else feel that chris henry got away with a light slap on the wrist with only an 8 game suspension?
    also if you read the statement released by the titans, you will see them referring to him as adam now… its good for press releases about his criminal behavior but not the back of his jersey when he represents the team, right?[/quote]

    I think part of what led to the harsher suspension for Crapman is that he tried to cover up two instances in which he was involved in with the police by not reporting them to the team. At least Chris Henry, for all his problems, didn’t hide anything.

  • TBDRO | April 10, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    BOSTON – APRIL 10: Members of the 1967 Boston Red Sox walk off the field before the 2007 Red Sox were to take on the Seattle Mariners on opening day at Fenway Park April 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • TBDRO | April 10, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”68535″]I found a Boston Globe article from today about 1967, but nothing about throwback Unis.

    Skott, where did you get this info?[/quote]
    http://www.boston.co...

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”68544″]BOSTON – APRIL 10: Members of the 1967 Boston Red Sox walk off the field before the 2007 Red Sox were to take on the Seattle Mariners on opening day at Fenway Park April 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Apparently the didn’t wear fitted caps in ’67 (toungue firmly wedged in cheek).

  • Robert | April 10, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”68544″]BOSTON – APRIL 10: Members of the 1967 Boston Red Sox walk off the field before the 2007 Red Sox were to take on the Seattle Mariners on opening day at Fenway Park April 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Great photo. Are there any handy photos of the group that were taken from the front?

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”68544″]BOSTON – APRIL 10: Members of the 1967 Boston Red Sox walk off the field before the 2007 Red Sox were to take on the Seattle Mariners on opening day at Fenway Park April 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    http://sports.yahoo....
    [quote comment=”68546″][quote comment=”68535″]I found a Boston Globe article from today about 1967, but nothing about throwback Unis.

    Skott, where did you get this info?[/quote]
    http://www.boston.co...

    That’s funny, that’s the one article I didn’t look into…I didn’t think that info would be buried into an article about J.D. Drew.

    So apparently the article was wrong though. The throwbacks were obviously for the ’67 players in the above photo, not the current BoSox team.

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”68548″][quote comment=”68544″]BOSTON – APRIL 10: Members of the 1967 Boston Red Sox walk off the field before the 2007 Red Sox were to take on the Seattle Mariners on opening day at Fenway Park April 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Great photo. Are there any handy photos of the group that were taken from the front?[/quote]

    Here’s one.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm |
  • Dan | April 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”68479″]Hey Vince (uni intern) and other fellow Case Western-affiliated people,

    Did you take the survey on the new university logos?

    Hilarious. . .[/quote]

    we didn’t get to take one on the logo, but on what phrase we use when refering to the university (some options: western, reserve, western reserve, university). the senior week theme this year is DEBRANDING (previous: Disorientation, and the race out of case)

    i can see why Oregon State is switching to just the OS, because Oklahoma State has the same colors and goes by OSU or also Ohio State. same reason the University of Kansas goes by KU in athletics, Kentucky goes by UK.

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.

  • Trevor | April 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    heres that sock that softball team had on. it comes in several different colors

    http://www.soccer.co...

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.[/quote]

    This one escapes my memory.

  • Broker75 | April 10, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    why the sadness, the definition looks great, it would look better if it were a Yankee. ;-)

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.[/quote]

    I have no excuse for myself. Spent money I did not have on a hat I ultimately did not wear. Bad bad Shaftman!!! That being said, why can’t they just wear their home caps at home and their road caps on the road. I am not completely against the black caps but not all the friggin’ time.

    Keep it simple…
    Home Games:
    Monday to Saturday – Blue caps with pinstripe unis.
    Sundays -Snow white unis with blue caps

    Road Games – Grey uni’s with Black cap/blue brim.

    Get rid of all black uni’s and all black cap.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”68567″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    why the sadness, the definition looks great, it would look better if it were a Yankee. ;-)[/quote]

    I will give McFarlane’s sculptor’s that: They sure know their anatomy.

  • seven | April 10, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    Holy Tornado! ManU is absolutely destroying Roma, did not see this coming.

    Was that really necessary?? I thought I would be save from spoilers here!!!

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”68568″][quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.[/quote]

    I have no excuse for myself. Spent money I did not have on a hat I ultimately did not wear. Bad bad Shaftman!!! That being said, why can’t they just wear their home caps at home and their road caps on the road. I am not completely against the black caps but not all the friggin’ time.

    Keep it simple…
    Home Games:
    Monday to Saturday – Blue caps with pinstripe unis.
    Sundays -Snow white unis with blue caps

    Road Games – Grey uni’s with Black cap/blue brim.

    Get rid of all black uni’s and all black cap.[/quote]

    Thank you! Finally someone who has seen the light. It’s what I’ve been saying for the longest time.

    I actually held up the KC Royals as the shining example of how to use black: They did exactly what you suggested above, wearing white and royal at home and black/blue caps with greys on the road.

    I actually don’t have a problem with the black alternates, as long as they use them as, oh I don’t know, alternates, instead of almost like a third uni.

    I don’t know if someone has this statistic, but it would be interesting to see how much the Mets used their pinstripes vs. their black “alternates” the past few seasons. I would hazard a guess and say that it’s at least 2-1 in favor of the blacks. Which is just plain sad.

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”68571″][quote comment=”68568″][quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.[/quote]

    I have no excuse for myself. Spent money I did not have on a hat I ultimately did not wear. Bad bad Shaftman!!! That being said, why can’t they just wear their home caps at home and their road caps on the road. I am not completely against the black caps but not all the friggin’ time.

    Keep it simple…
    Home Games:
    Monday to Saturday – Blue caps with pinstripe unis.
    Sundays -Snow white unis with blue caps

    Road Games – Grey uni’s with Black cap/blue brim.

    Get rid of all black uni’s and all black cap.[/quote]

    Thank you! Finally someone who has seen the light. It’s what I’ve been saying for the longest time.

    I actually held up the KC Royals as the shining example of how to use black: They did exactly what you suggested above, wearing white and royal at home and black/blue caps with greys on the road.

    I actually don’t have a problem with the black alternates, as long as they use them as, oh I don’t know, alternates, instead of almost like a third uni.

    I don’t know if someone has this statistic, but it would be interesting to see how much the Mets used their pinstripes vs. their black “alternates” the past few seasons. I would hazard a guess and say that it’s at least 2-1 in favor of the blacks. Which is just plain sad.[/quote]

    I don’t fundamentally have a problem with the black uni’s but I do have a problem with teams having more than one alternate. If you want a black one, then get rid of the snow white’s.

    I look at the yankee uni’s and everyone thinks they’re beautiful and iconic. I believe they are iconic but could they aesthetically be better? Sure they could. But they are iconic because they don’t get changed. They are good enough and are left alone. K.I.S.S.

  • Mike | April 10, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    I agree, the Mets wear the black hats way too much. The Mets not only should use the blue hats at home, but also on the road. On Sundays, they could break out the black hat/blue bill for home and away games.

    Also, too many teams moved to black over the past few years; Mets, Reds, Royals, Rangers, and Blue Jays off the top of my head (but kudos to the Reds and Royals for going away from the black, and also the A’s for going back to the green alternates after that one year of wearing black alternates).

  • Metsfan AZ | April 10, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”68571″][quote comment=”68568″][quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68557″][quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Yes, but still better than the snow white caps of ’97. I can’t believe that I actually purchased one of those. I was such a dork.[/quote]

    http://www.ultimatem...

    What were you thinking? Just kidding, of course. I have one of those; I got it on one of their cap days, though, so I at least can take comfort in the fact that I did not part with any hard-earned cash for it.[/quote]

    I have no excuse for myself. Spent money I did not have on a hat I ultimately did not wear. Bad bad Shaftman!!! That being said, why can’t they just wear their home caps at home and their road caps on the road. I am not completely against the black caps but not all the friggin’ time.

    Keep it simple…
    Home Games:
    Monday to Saturday – Blue caps with pinstripe unis.
    Sundays -Snow white unis with blue caps

    Road Games – Grey uni’s with Black cap/blue brim.

    Get rid of all black uni’s and all black cap.[/quote]

    Thank you! Finally someone who has seen the light. It’s what I’ve been saying for the longest time.

    I actually held up the KC Royals as the shining example of how to use black: They did exactly what you suggested above, wearing white and royal at home and black/blue caps with greys on the road.

    I actually don’t have a problem with the black alternates, as long as they use them as, oh I don’t know, alternates, instead of almost like a third uni.

    I don’t know if someone has this statistic, but it would be interesting to see how much the Mets used their pinstripes vs. their black “alternates” the past few seasons. I would hazard a guess and say that it’s at least 2-1 in favor of the blacks. Which is just plain sad.[/quote]
    Gregg kept those stats all last year along with their record in each uni. My argument against the “jacket should match the cap” train of thought is that you care more about what you look like when you’re not playing than when you are playing! All in all lose the black jacket for good. When was the last ime you saw them in road greys with a blue cap?

  • Ian | April 10, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”68390″]Does the arc of the “NEW YORK” on the Yankees road unis look very staight compared to previous seasons ,It just looks very staight across the jersey.

    Les[/quote]

    Speaking of Yankees road jerseys, I was at Mitchell and Ness the other day and saw a 1951 Mickey Mantle road jersey. In 2009, I hope the Yankees “update” update the road jersey by removing the 1970’s piping and white outline.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”68574″]I agree, the Mets wear the black hats way too much. The Mets not only should use the blue hats at home, but also on the road. On Sundays, they could break out the black hat/blue bill for home and away games.

    Also, too many teams moved to black over the past few years; Mets, Reds, Royals, Rangers, and Blue Jays off the top of my head (but kudos to the Reds and Royals for going away from the black, and also the A’s for going back to the green alternates after that one year of wearing black alternates).[/quote]

    I had forgotten about the A’s black unis. Ugh were those horrible.

    If I’m not mistaken (and I’m sure there won’t be a shortage of people on here ready to point it out), the Rangers use it sparingly, only on their caps and as a dropshadow. Correct? That doesn’t seem so bad to me.

    The A’s, on the other hand, seemingly went with black for no other reason than to just jump on the bandwagon and have a black alternate uni.

  • Mike | April 10, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”68580″][quote comment=”68574″]I agree, the Mets wear the black hats way too much. The Mets not only should use the blue hats at home, but also on the road. On Sundays, they could break out the black hat/blue bill for home and away games.

    Also, too many teams moved to black over the past few years; Mets, Reds, Royals, Rangers, and Blue Jays off the top of my head (but kudos to the Reds and Royals for going away from the black, and also the A’s for going back to the green alternates after that one year of wearing black alternates).[/quote]

    I had forgotten about the A’s black unis. Ugh were those horrible.

    If I’m not mistaken (and I’m sure there won’t be a shortage of people on here ready to point it out), the Rangers use it sparingly, only on their caps and as a dropshadow. Correct? That doesn’t seem so bad to me.

    The A’s, on the other hand, seemingly went with black for no other reason than to just jump on the bandwagon and have a black alternate uni.[/quote]

    You’re correct about the Rangers, but I think they’d be fine with just blue numbers and a red outline around them.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...

  • Anthony Verna | April 10, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”68584″]What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...

    Something from MTV circa 1985?

  • Mike | April 10, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”68579″][quote comment=”68390″]Does the arc of the “NEW YORK” on the Yankees road unis look very staight compared to previous seasons ,It just looks very staight across the jersey.

    Les[/quote]

    Speaking of Yankees road jerseys, I was at Mitchell and Ness the other day and saw a 1951 Mickey Mantle road jersey. In 2009, I hope the Yankees “update” update the road jersey by removing the 1970’s piping and white outline.[/quote]

    I second that.

  • Shaftman | April 10, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”68584″]What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...
    We just signed John Glenn because Julio Franco was deemed to young to play for the Mets.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”68587″][quote comment=”68584″]What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...
    We just signed John Glenn because Julio Franco was deemed to young to play for the Mets.[/quote]
    Are these fashion hats the same wicking material as the on the field stuff? Becasue if not then I would be one pissed off sheep that my wool went to this crap.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm |
  • Michael | April 10, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    It was mentioned the other day that few professional sports teams other than hockey have captain C patches on their jerseys. Michael Redd has worn one for over a year from what I remember. Tracy McGrady wore one during the last year or two in his stint with orlando. He wore it on the right side of his chest.

  • Hogie | April 10, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    Dale Hawerchuk Love the old Hockey pictures!

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”68589″]Sweet:

    http://images.hatwor...

    You can see all the Copperstown Premier Jackets Here

  • Mike | April 10, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    Semi Uni Watch related: to all of those who hate the people who post “first” on this blog.

    http://www.nothingto...!!!

    What does everybody think about the Sabres winning the Presidents’ Trophy with the sub par uniforms? Best inverse uni score to regular season performance ratio ever?

  • Hogie | April 10, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    This guy’s favorite Hockey Sweaters.

  • Matthew | April 10, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    I sent Paul two messages with photos attached; he used the text from the first one for the story since I sent it first. Hogie, you’re right; Bartlett is definitely the second picture. I don’t think I mentioned to Paul that I was sending pictures of both Punto and Bartlett in the first message, so I’m the one who crossed him up.

    The Dale Hawerchuk video is hilarious; growing up as a North Stars fan I can only hope someone finds a way to do a “Dino the Dinosaur” or Ulf Dahlen video someday.

    To the proud Texans calling for the rest of us to “man up” in colder weather: I’m from Iowa; I know how to prepare for the cold.
    We have two things back home–fairly cold winters (I drove an hour and a half to a hockey game in high school when it was -28F ambient; actually a pretty sweet night since the sky was so clear and dark) and Masters champions! (I have to prop my fellow Iowan Zach Johnson…) I know other states have more champions, so I’m not comparing, but it’s a big deal for us. Zach’s a character guy and he showed his priorities were in order for Easter in his comments as the victor.

  • Andy from KC | April 10, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”68525″]i went to the tigers/royals game on friday with my nine-year-old daughter. it was about 30 degrees at game time with a pretty steady 25 mph “breeze” blowing through. i posted this on another board but wanted to share it here, too.

    the wind was ridiculous. each of us were sporting:
    2 long sleeve t-shirts
    1 thick hooded sweatshirt
    1 heavy winter coat
    gloves/stocking cap/scarf

    …and we shared a thick stadium blanket. nothing worked. we got hot chocolate but it was cool by the time we walked back to our seats. there was a group of college kids behind us who were thinking of getting some. i warned them that if they wanted it to make any difference, they had to slam it at the counter as soon as they got it. one of them ended up getting some nachos but the cheese had turned back into a solid block of velveeta by the time he got back to his seat. he just ended up with chips. the beer vendors were walking around with beer bottles in tubs of ice but when they pulled out a bottle, it was dry; it was too cold for the ice to melt.

    it was supposed to be “meet the royals” night and some of the players were supposed to be out signing autographs if you got there at 5:45 for the 7:10 game. the team decided to call off the autograph session because of the cold. then they called off batting practice. the people who had been there 90 minutes before the game got nothing but a chance to see the players run a few sprints a couple minutes before game time. luke hudson was out playing soft-toss before the game with jason larue. as soon as they were finished, larue ran back to the clubhouse (can’t blame him) but hudson came over and signed autographs for anyone who wanted one, smiling, joking with the kids, posing for pics, etc. he got major props for that. that was something he didn’t have to do but did for the people who brought their kids out there. he was the only one who decided that if we could stand out there for a while waiting to see some players, he could at least spend a little time with us. my daughter has no idea who signed her baseball, but i became an instant luke hudson fan.

    on a uni-related note, all the tigers wore long sleeves, some with hoods. for the royals, alex gordon (3rd base) and ryan gload (LF) wore short sleeves. the gift shop was selling various stocking caps for $20+. had we not brought our own caps, getting bent over like that would have seemed like a pretty decent proposition.[/quote]

    Lucky for me I was out of town over the weekend or I’m sure I would have ended up at the ballpark, and probably frozen to death. One time I was at a game and got a little chilly (it was nowhere near as cold as you described), so I went into the gift shop and picked up one of these jobbies. I cannot bring myself to type the price my stupid ass paid for it, but a few days later I saw it on several websites for about $35 cheaper. Ouch. Nice and warm, though.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”68594″][quote comment=”68589″]Sweet:

    http://images.hatwor...

    You can see all the Copperstown Premier Jackets Here[/quote]

    What’s with the Dodgers using a powder-blue color scheme?

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • Will | April 10, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    Don’t know how many people caught the Roma-Man Utd match this afternoon but if you didn’t, you missed the definition of good unis. Nice, clean lines. Good colours. And, on Roma in particular, good name and number fonts. I also liked United’s number font (they wore something special, in gold, for the Champion’s League). Unfortunately, I can’t screen grab anything but hopefully if someone did, they can post them.

  • JA | April 10, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”68404″]I went to the Texas Rangers opening night on saturday with a gametime temp of 38 and it only got colder. You know what? I wore ONE jacket and a cap. Know what the players wore? Baseball caps! MAN IT UP!!! Kevin Milwood didn’t even wear long sleeves.

    And remember those uniforms for the ball girls the Rangers got designed by True, those were worth every penny. Those ladies look amaing!

    I will say, however, my voice isn’t back yet.[/quote]I wore shorts, a hooded sweatshirt, and sadly for that night a Red Sox hat and I wasn’t even moving around.

    It didn’t seem too cold, even with the wind coming at me so I was glad to see the players not doing anything in the line of stocking caps etc.

  • patrick | April 10, 2007 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”68538″]based on pacman jones’ 1 year suspension, does anyone else feel that chris henry got away with a light slap on the wrist with only an 8 game suspension?
    also if you read the statement released by the titans, you will see them referring to him as adam now… its good for press releases about his criminal behavior but not the back of his jersey when he represents the team, right?[/quote]

    No, i think he got exacrly what he deserved, punishment fit the crime. I do however, believe that Tank Jones should be thanking his lucky starts hes in lock up, which will porbably shield him from Goodell. I’m sure Roger wanted to get that trigger happy bum out of the league as much as pacman.

  • patrick | April 10, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”68585″][quote comment=”68584″]What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...

    Something from MTV circa 1985?[/quote]

    throwback MTV hat

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”68605″][quote comment=”68594″][quote comment=”68589″]Sweet:

    http://images.hatwor...

    You can see all the Copperstown Premier Jackets Here[/quote]

    What’s with the Dodgers using a powder-blue color scheme?

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    The only thing I can think of is either to echo this hat from ’32 or the jersey in the middle here from ’44.

  • Drew | April 10, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    Man,I thought I was all over the Nike sock thing… even emailed Paul about it:

    Hi Mr. Lukas,
    I enjoy reading your UniWatch blogs and pages over at ESPN. I noticed that you were unaware of the the socks the softball team was wearing in this photo:
    http://homepage.mac....
    Those socks are made by Nike and are soccer specific. They are called Nike Centenario socks. Many teams use these socks, such as Arsenal:
    http://www.arsenalpi...
    Juventus:
    http://www.juventus....
    Barcelona:
    http://active.typepa...
    Among others…
    Here is a page with all the details about the sock…
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Just thought I’d fill you in on the socks…

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”68610″][quote comment=”68605″][quote comment=”68594″][quote comment=”68589″]Sweet:

    http://images.hatwor...

    You can see all the Copperstown Premier Jackets Here[/quote]

    What’s with the Dodgers using a powder-blue color scheme?

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    The only thing I can think of is either to echo this hat from ’32 or the jersey in the middle here from ’44.[/quote]

    Not being familiar with the Brooklyn Dodgers’ unis, were those caps and unis used for more than one year? Becaue if so, it’s odd that Majestic would go with a powder-blue motif for the Dodgers’ jacket instead of the traditional royal & white.

  • justin | April 10, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”68608″][quote comment=”68538″]based on pacman jones’ 1 year suspension, does anyone else feel that chris henry got away with a light slap on the wrist with only an 8 game suspension?
    also if you read the statement released by the titans, you will see them referring to him as adam now… its good for press releases about his criminal behavior but not the back of his jersey when he represents the team, right?[/quote]

    No, i think he got exacrly what he deserved, punishment fit the crime. I do however, believe that Tank Jones should be thanking his lucky starts hes in lock up, which will porbably shield him from Goodell. I’m sure Roger wanted to get that trigger happy bum out of the league as much as pacman.[/quote]

    Tank Johnson

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    Mr. Met

    My response just got eaten 3 times…damn, the one time I didn’t copy it too. But lets try that again.

    According to dressed to the nines they only wore that blue uni in ’44. The ’32 hat however is not shown for the 1932 team, but it is all over the internet and all the merchants say it’s from 32. My guess is majestic wanted to do something different because the current jacket is pretty basic.

  • Mr. Met | April 10, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”68620″]Mr. Met

    My response just got eaten 3 times…damn, the one time I didn’t copy it too. But lets try that again.

    According to dressed to the nines they only wore that blue uni in ’44. The ’32 hat however is not shown for the 1932 team, but it is all over the internet and all the merchants say it’s from 32. My guess is majestic wanted to do something different because the current jacket is pretty basic.[/quote]

    True, but they could have just gone the way of the Yankees jacket (white with dark navy accents), and made the Dodgers’ jacket white with royal accents.

    Thanks for the info, BTW.

  • Perry | April 10, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”68541″]Holy Tornado! ManU is absolutely destroying Roma, did not see this coming.[/quote]

    Aaaaarghh! You know, some of us like to Tivo daytime sporting events for viewing after work in the evening. A SPOILER warning would have been nice. I know enough to stay off soccer or sports-news type sites but did not expect a game result posted on a uni blog comment.

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 6:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”68621″][quote comment=”68620″]Mr. Met

    My response just got eaten 3 times…damn, the one time I didn’t copy it too. But lets try that again.

    According to dressed to the nines they only wore that blue uni in ’44. The ’32 hat however is not shown for the 1932 team, but it is all over the internet and all the merchants say it’s from 32. My guess is majestic wanted to do something different because the current jacket is pretty basic.[/quote]

    True, but they could have just gone the way of the Yankees jacket (white with dark navy accents), and made the Dodgers’ jacket white with royal accents.

    Thanks for the info, BTW.[/quote]

    Yeah, I was thinking that too, it would echo the jerseys better. Then again I also think white for a Jacket is pretty stupid. That thing would be dirty in a second.

  • matt1977 | April 10, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    The Indians, playing at “home” in Milwaukee, are using their road batting helmets…Force of habit for the equipment guy, I guess…

  • Johnny O | April 10, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    The Brewers announcer just commented about Johnny Estrada’s “old school” look with the stirrups and the high socks. They said he does this to honor Carlton Fisk. I though you fellow uni lovers would appreciate that tid bit of information. (No pics of Estrada yet)

    Fisk

  • Tyler Kepner | April 10, 2007 at 7:14 pm |

    Hi Paul — Great blog, as always. Got some good stuff for you but I lost your email address. Can you drop me a line? Thanks. Tyler

  • Chad G | April 10, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”68634″]Hi Paul — Great blog, as always. Got some good stuff for you but I lost your email address. Can you drop me a line? Thanks. Tyler[/quote]

    This is his email:

    uniwatch@earthlink.net

  • Timmy D | April 10, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    I feel sorry for Adam LaRoche, when I clicked on his name I was totally expecting to see him in his tomato top. I will forever link him with wearing that at the unveiling of the unis. Just a thought I pass along.

    Make it two in a row in Oaktown

  • =bg= | April 10, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    Bah. You are girly men! LOL.

    I was at THIS one….and man, it was cold.

    Freezer Bowl

  • Sam Mc | April 10, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    Am I the only one who loves that song in the video?

  • Judd | April 10, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    This shows good contrast between the Red Sox 1967 and 2007 uniforms.

  • =bg= | April 10, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    PS- Interesting how the company that makes the actual uni’s…doesn’t even use the right logo on the site.

    http://store.majesti...

  • Johnny O | April 10, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    It was just said that there were over 19,000 people in attendance in Miller Park for the Tribe/Angels game. I think that is pretty darn impressive.

  • Flip | April 10, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”68633″]The Brewers announcer just commented about Johnny Estrada’s “old school” look with the stirrups and the high socks. They said he does this to honor Carlton Fisk. I though you fellow uni lovers would appreciate that tid bit of information. (No pics of Estrada yet)

    Fisk[/quote]

    Always thought the Red Sox patriot stirrups were among the best. I didn’t realize that Boston used navy helmets during their unfortunate elastic waistband era. Weren’t the caps red with navy bills?

  • Robert | April 10, 2007 at 9:53 pm |

    During tonight’s Reds/Diamondbacks game, a highlight from 1998 was shown, featuring Reggie Sanders hitting a home run.

    The Diamondbacks’ announcers then mocked Sanders’ pants for being too tight (“Reggie, what were you thinkin?” and “That was another time”). Now while I am not a fan of the supertight pants, good ol’ Reggie looked a lot better with his tight pants that stopped at the ankles than today’s slobs in their pajamas that drag on the ground.

    Also of note was the pitcher, Andy Benes. He had his pants (which were also very tight) hiked up to his knees, showing off his purple stirrups. I don’t recall many players sporting that look back in 1998.

  • Sage Confucius | April 10, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”68625″][quote comment=”68541″]Holy Tornado! ManU is absolutely destroying Roma, did not see this coming.[/quote]

    Aaaaarghh! You know, some of us like to Tivo daytime sporting events for viewing after work in the evening. A SPOILER warning would have been nice. I know enough to stay off soccer or sports-news type sites but did not expect a game result posted on a uni blog comment.[/quote]

    From the look of the final score, you really didn’t miss too much of a match. It was a fine looking match though.

  • Broker75 | April 10, 2007 at 10:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”68584″]What the hell is this?

    http://images.hatwor...
    is that gangsta enough for ya or what.

  • Chris | April 10, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    José Cruz Jr. has broken The Streak- No stirrups tonight. The Padres broadcasters suspect that the stirrups are reserved for when he starts…

  • Buckeye Mike | April 10, 2007 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”68664″]During tonight’s Reds/Diamondbacks game, a highlight from 1998 was shown, featuring Reggie Sanders hitting a home run.

    The Diamondbacks’ announcers then mocked Sanders’ pants for being too tight (“Reggie, what were you thinkin?” and “That was another time”). Now while I am not a fan of the supertight pants, good ol’ Reggie looked a lot better with his tight pants that stopped at the ankles than today’s slobs in their pajamas that drag on the ground.

    Also of note was the pitcher, Andy Benes. He had his pants (which were also very tight) hiked up to his knees, showing off his purple stirrups. I don’t recall many players sporting that look back in 1998.[/quote]

    Even better, that clip was the answer to the AFLAC triva question on FSN Arizona. It was also the answer to the Aflac Triva question the night before on FSN Ohio. just thought you’d like that! god I love the MLB extra innings package

  • gak | April 11, 2007 at 2:59 am |

    At the end of Damien Cox’s mailbag from April 5, the Toronto Maple Leafs will not be changing their logos for the new Reebok uniforms.

  • TMcLaughlin79 | April 11, 2007 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”68553″]So sad:

    http://www.auctiva.c...
    Hey, when did they bring back Starting Lineup?