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Hot Stuff

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Back in February, we were all surprised to learn that the numbers, letters, and insignia on MLB’s new batting practice jerseys were heat-applied, not embroidered. At the time, Jared Hartung of the Arizona Daily News-Sun described this discussion that he had with the Texas Rangers’ equipment manager: “He said he and fellow equipment managers have to learn how to use a heat press again because the jersey tops can’t handle the heavy numbers and stitching. ‘It’s been years since any of us have used a heat press,’ he said. ‘It’s going to take some time to get used to.’ ”

The company responsible for that, it turns out, is Fiberlok, a Colorado operation that specializes in heat-applied graphics. According to a news report that aired last week on a Denver TV station, Fiberlok’s prexy contacted MLB after he heard that the new BP jerseys would be made of lighter, flimsier material, which he figured would make a good match for Fiberlok’s signature product, a flocked nylon appliqué called Lextra. You can see the video of that report, which includes some interesting shots of the Fiberlok factory, here. (One note: The report concludes by mentioning that Fiberlok is creating a “top-secret” logo for the All-Star Game. Since this has been around for months, I assume they’re referring to the graphics for the all-star BP jerseys, which, let’s face it, nobody really cares about anyway.)

Also worth investigating: the Fiberlok web site. In addition to a photo of the company’s glamorous headquarters, it also features a heat-transfer timeline, some interesting logo-application photos, and some serious close-up views.

If you’d like to become better acquainted with Fiberlok’s graphics, here’s your chance: Majestic recently sent me an authentic David Wright BP jersey (front, back), size medium, complete with all tagging, and I’m going to raffle it off as our latest giveaway. No virtual raffle tickets to buy this time, either — I’m making this one a total freebie. Just send an e-mail (one entry per person) to uniraffle at earthlink dot net by Friday evening, 9 p.m. eastern. I’ll announce the winner on Monday.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yesterday I jokingly suggested that readers attending cold-weather games might need a visit from the Uni Watch St. Bernard. I’m happy to report that Uni Watch design director Scott M.X. Turner has taken that idea to heart. … Anheuser-Busch is putting Red Sox logos on bottles of Bud and Bud Light. Full details here (with thanks to Dominic J. Litten). … Jeremy Brahm notes that the Yokohama Bay Stars have added the logo of the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), the team’s parent company, to their pants. … Oh dear (as spotted by Jesse Gavin). … Check out the logos on Kenji Johjima’s shinguard — not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that before. … It’s nice that the Red Sox got period-appropriate flannel uniforms for members of their 1967 championship team at yesterday’s Opening Day festivities. But look how many things they got wrong — adjusta-strap caps, names on their jerseys, low-rise stirrups, inconsistent undersleeve colors, and so on. Several of the old-timers didn’t make much of an effort in the pants-cuffing department either. And all those white sneakersugh. … New York Times Yankees beat reporter and Uni Watch enthusiast Tyler Kepner asked A-Rod about his high-socks look last night and got the following response: “We were on a back field in the middle of spring training, just being goofy. I was with my buddy Pepe, from Miami, and I just put them up. He said, ‘You look like a Notre Dame football player,’ and I just stuck with them after that.” … Last night’s Indians/Angels game, relocated to Milwaukee because of the snow in Cleveland, was technically a home game for the Tribe, so they wore their home whites and red-brimmed caps. But why did they wear their road batting helmets? According to a paragraph in this story (helpfully forwarded by Tim Bennett), “Complicating matters was the fact that the Indians’ travel bags were already packed with their road gear. [Home clubhouse manager Tony] Amato and his staff had to [swap] out those uniforms with the home ones. To save time, the team decided to just bring its road batting helmets, which are all blue, rather than the home ones, which have a red brim.” … Also, reader Josh Yetmar reports that the broadcast of that game included some shots of a shirt that was for sale at the game, which read, “Milwaukee Indians: Established 1989, Reestablished 2007.” I was hoping to get a screen grab, but I haven’t been able to find the shot within the telecast. Anyone..? … Here’s a better view of the Twins’ Herb Carneal memorial patch design (with thanks to Matthew Lepke). … Kevin Gee checks in with a report regarding Big Papi: “Evidently there’s something sticking out of his back pocket — you see it when he leaves the on deck circle and heads toward the box. It looks like a Palm Treo or an XM radio — something with an antenna that’s short and stubby. Someone called in to ‘Baseball This AM’ [an XM satellite radio show] suggesting it might be a Tens unit or an iPod — they’re researching it as they cover the BoSox game [Wednesday] on XM radio. They keep going on and on about it on that show. I’ll keep you updated as I find out more.”

 

220 comments to Hot Stuff

  • TMcLaughlin79 | April 11, 2007 at 8:03 am |

    After seeing those ’67 Sox jerseys, I hope they’re not considering putting names on the home jerseys full-time next year. And does anyone else think the red sleeves with the blue cap looks wrong?

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 8:04 am |

    Not Uni related…but there were 19,031 fans (43.8% full)at Miller Park last night for the Indians/Angels game. The “slow-motion” wave was done to perfection just like at Camp Randall Stadium for Badger games, the sausage races went on in the 6th inning like normal (The Chorizo sausage named Cinco won if anyone cares), and the song “Wild Thing” blasted over the loud speakers when Joe Borowski came out to try and close the game for the Tribe. Talk about great fans in Milwaukee.

    This also should send a message to Major League Baseball to lower ticket prices. $10 game tickets anywhere in the stadium shows that you can fill a park halfway full with only 24 hours notice when the city’s team (or league) isn’t even playing.

    On a final note…they are talking about bringing in the fan giveaway that they were going to give out in Cleveland on Tuesdays game if it were in their home city. The giveaways are thick/black glasses just like the ones worn by Rick ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn in “Major League” to promote the release of “Major League: Wild Thing Edition” on DVD. I personally don’t think they will send em over to Miller Park, but wouldn’t that be cool if they did?

    Great job fans in Wisconsin. Proves yet again that Wisconsin has some of the greatest sports fans in the world.

  • Robert | April 11, 2007 at 8:06 am |

    The stirrups on the Uni Watch Rescue Dog are pure hilarity. I can’t stop laughing.

  • Wade | April 11, 2007 at 8:10 am |

    I got one of the new Yankee 59Fifty caps last week and performed surgery on it last night with great results. The bills on these new hats hold their shape a lot better than the old ones, and the hat drew up just right to fit my in-between 7 1/16 head.

  • Bryan | April 11, 2007 at 8:12 am |

    I was listening to the Tigers vs. Orioles last night as Curtis Granderson was up to bat. The announcers said that the reason he hikes his pants up is as a tribute to the Negro League Players. Now if he could only add some stripes or stirrups the look would be perfected.

  • Dan from PC | April 11, 2007 at 8:15 am |

    the BoSox arent’t the only team to have their logo on beer bottle…I was at the Mets home opener and Budweiser did the same with the Mets logo…no pics sadly, as I have to drive back to Providence after the game, so having a few BL smoothies wasnt in my best interest

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 8:16 am |

    I don’t think the logos on the Bud/Bud Light aluminum bottles are strictly a Red Sox thing…I spotted some Orioles logo clad bottles during the home opener and again yesterday at Camden Yards. I personally don’t drink either product, so I wasn’t sure what the deal was–but I definately noticed.

    (sorry, I don’t have any pics).

  • tim b | April 11, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    I may be able to get a crappy screen grab on the “Milwaukee Indians” shirt, but here’s what they’re talking about…

    http://www.insomniac...

  • Marcus | April 11, 2007 at 8:24 am |

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

    Check it out, Akinori Iwamura wears the same logo on his wristbands.

    Nothing on his site I could find clicking around, but apparantly he is the “topgun#1”

    http://gun1.nifty.co...

    And is this…
    http://us.i1.yimg.co...
    The “thing” you are talking about on Ortiz?

  • Dave | April 11, 2007 at 8:25 am |

    I think this is the third season of the Mets Bud and Bud light bottles

  • Matt B | April 11, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    The “slow-motion” wave was done to perfection just like at Camp Randall Stadium for Badger games,

    According to the MKE Journal, they also did the fast and reverse waves. Most excellent.

  • The Ol Goaler | April 11, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    [quote comment=”68784″]the BoSox arent’t the only team to have their logo on beer bottle…I was at the Mets home opener and Budweiser did the same with the Mets logo…no pics sadly, as I have to drive back to Providence after the game, so having a few BL smoothies wasnt in my best interest[/quote]
    Hmmmmm… wonder if Anheuser-Busch is doing the same thing at every ballpark where their beer is available. Corporate HQ is in St. Louis (heck, the brewery owned the Cardinals from the mid-1950s into the 1990s,) but I haven’t heard if A-B is offering Bud and Bud Light with Cardinal logos at Busch Stadium. They did offer some “limited edition” bottles of brew to commemorate the Cards’ World Series win last fall… but I think those were only available from the main brewery in St. Lou…

  • Matt B | April 11, 2007 at 8:41 am |

    Are those Bud bottles made of glass and coated with metal or something? I’ve never seen one in person, and being from Milwaukee, I’ll only buy Bud under extreme duress.

  • Paul P | April 11, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    Looks like Eric Hinske is wearing last years game cap with the grey underbrim along with Jon Papelbon
    http://bostondirtdog...

  • Matt from the 'Ville | April 11, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    The Bud bottles are aluminam (sp?) and sadly the beer taste like that. What is wierd is that beer in cans don’t have the same metal taste IMO. Abd for all you miller people it doen’t mean its the beer because all beer out of a plastic bottle taste like crap to. Give me either cans or bottles (Glass) Bud light first Miller Lite second.

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”68799″]Are those Bud bottles made of glass and coated with metal or something? I’ve never seen one in person, and being from Milwaukee, I’ll only buy Bud under extreme duress.[/quote]
    They are aluminum bottles I believe. I am from Wisconsin also, and only drink Bud products if they are free and have had one in those bottles before. Just an alternate to the safer plastic bottles most sporting events use to avoid broken glass.

    Aluminum Bottles

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”68803″]The Bud bottles are aluminam (sp?) and sadly the beer taste like that. What is wierd is that beer in cans don’t have the same metal taste IMO. Abd for all you miller people it doen’t mean its the beer because all beer out of a plastic bottle taste like crap to. Give me either cans or bottles (Glass) Bud light first Miller Lite second.[/quote]
    Any Miller product (Or Wisconsin product first), then Coors, then Corona, then micro brew, and then my last option is Budweiser products. I like my beer to have taste.

    but I do agree that beer out of plastic bottles (or aluminum) taste like crap as well.

  • tim b | April 11, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    here’s an Indians Bud Light bottle, taken last Friday before the Snow Opener:

    http://i51.photobuck...

  • CubsFanBudMan | April 11, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    Old Style beer, originally from La Crosse, Wis., and now brewed by Miller, has been a sponsor of the Cubs since 1950. They have had a “special edition” Cubs can every season since at least 2003. That year it had pinstripes, this year’s is all blue. All have the logo. I think it’s fairly normal on a local basis.

  • Kyle at IU | April 11, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    In regards to the David Ortiz radio/ipod/etc. thing: I’m pretty sure I saw Nationals pitching coach Randy St. Claire take out headphones and stuff something in his pocket on his first visit to the mound last night. Is it common for bench coaches to listen to games on the radio to gain a little extra insight to the game, much like fans do?

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”68804″][quote comment=”68799″]Are those Bud bottles made of glass and coated with metal or something? I’ve never seen one in person, and being from Milwaukee, I’ll only buy Bud under extreme duress.[/quote]
    They are aluminum bottles I believe. I am from Wisconsin also, and only drink Bud products if they are free and have had one in those bottles before. Just an alternate to the safer plastic bottles most sporting events use to avoid broken glass.

    Aluminum Bottles[/quote]

    They are aluminum bottles, but are definately contructed different than a standard beer can (i.e. it’s not just can shaped like a bottle). They are rather rigid and don’t crush very easily at all. I believe also that they are dual-layered for better insulation. I’ve only tried one once or twice, as I don’t really drink Bud or Bud light, and will usually just opt for draft beer at the ballpark.

  • Cork | April 11, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”68791″]http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/49/fullj.getty-73394652es020_jays_rays_10_31_43_pm.jpg

    Check it out, Akinori Iwamura wears the same logo on his wristbands.

    Nothing on his site I could find clicking around, but apparantly he is the “topgun#1”

    http://gun1.nifty.co...

    And is this…
    http://us.i1.yimg.co...
    The “thing” you are talking about on Ortiz?[/quote]
    The “Top Gun” reference is a bit of apoor translation. It is his nickname from Japan and refers to his very strong throwing arm from third base. Here in the states he actually has “Big Gun” embroidered on his glove. sorry no pics.

  • Brad | April 11, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    I know I’m kind of late posting this, but did anyone else notice the sweater Stewart Appleby was wearing on Sunday? Instead of a sponsor’s logo, it had the Masters logo. Here is the best pic I could find.

    It’s like he forgot to pack a sweater and had to buy one from a souvenir stand or the Augusta National pro shop. Did anyone notice any other players wearing Masters gear, or know the story behind Appleby’s choice?

  • Big Mike | April 11, 2007 at 9:14 am |

    I work at a bar in Philly, and we have had Phillie emblazoned Bud and Bud Light bottles for about 2 weeks now. Since Bud started with the aluminum bottles (I think maybe a year ago, could be entirely wrong) they have been very “festive” with their designs. They have orange and black ones at halloween, green ones at St. Patty’s, so on and so forth. This is, however, the first I can remember seeing something with an official logo from something other than Bud.

  • Steve | April 11, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”68792″]I think this is the third season of the Mets Bud and Bud light bottles[/quote]

    I’m not sure if it’s the 3rd season, but it’s definitely at least the 2nd season for the Mets. (Paul, I thought you’d know that, considering you’re a Mets fan) There are currently approx. 25 auctions on Ebay for these Mets aluminum bottles.

    I believe they also sold them at spring training this year because some of the auctions on these in March were from Port St. Lucie, FL.

    As far as I know, the Yankees haven’t jumped on this aluminum logo bottle bandwagon yet.

  • bj in gainesville | April 11, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    the comparison of A-Rod to a Notre Dame football player is particularly astute: they wear the same socks, get preferential media coverage, and have disappointing post-seasons following promising regular season stats.

    But it’s hard to compare this with this.

  • Miguel | April 11, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    The batter on Kenji Johjima’s shinguard kind of looks like baseball home run king Sadaharu Oh.

  • Jerry Cohen | April 11, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    Just thought I would respond to the comments about yesterday’s ’67 Red Sox uniforms, since I made them. We weren’t asked to do the caps or undershirts (or the footwear) As to the names on back – the Sox specifically requested that despite the lack of authenticity. The one thing you DIDN’T mention (thank you) was that the front letters were a bit stubby – mea culpa. The Red Sox only gave us a week to do the entire project, so there simply wasn’t time to be more thorough on the lettering and still get the letters in time (we were lucky to get enough fabric). We did our best with the time we had. A day or two makes all the difference in the world in this business – Jerry Cohen, Ebbets Field Flannels

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”68814″]I know I’m kind of late posting this, but did anyone else notice the sweater Stewart Appleby was wearing on Sunday? Instead of a sponsor’s logo, it had the Masters logo. Here is the best pic I could find.

    It’s like he forgot to pack a sweater and had to buy one from a souvenir stand or the Augusta National pro shop. Did anyone notice any other players wearing Masters gear, or know the story behind Appleby’s choice?[/quote]
    I said the same thing to myself when watching the Masters this weekend. People didn’t expect it to be in the 40’s in Georgia in early April, and Appleby, being from Down Under, probably didn’t like the cold and had top get one from the pro shop. That is just my guess. I didn’t notice any other players wearing Masters gear…usually only the Amateurs do because they obviously can’t have corporate sponsors.

  • Robert | April 11, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”68821″]Just thought I would respond to the comments about yesterday’s ’67 Red Sox uniforms, since I made them. We weren’t asked to do the caps or undershirts (or the footwear) As to the names on back – the Sox specifically requested that despite the lack of authenticity. The one thing you DIDN’T mention (thank you) was that the front letters were a bit stubby – mea culpa. The Red Sox only gave us a week to do the entire project, so there simply wasn’t time to be more thorough on the lettering and still get the letters in time (we were lucky to get enough fabric). We did our best with the time we had. A day or two makes all the difference in the world in this business – Jerry Cohen, Ebbets Field Flannels[/quote]

    Thanks for the info,Jerry. If Paul is interested, you should give him an interview with all of the details involved in meeting such a short deadline. It would not doubt be a good read.

  • Adam in Chicago | April 11, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    I don’t get the “Established 1989” reference with regards to the “Milwaukee” Indians. Was there a minor league team with that name, or is it some other sort of local reference?

  • Todd | April 11, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    In case anyone cares or is curious, the aluminum bottle phenomenon started in 2004 by Pittsburgh Brewing Company. (Budweiser basically followed their lead)

    http://www.post-gaze...

    They instantly sold these bottles at Pirates games and other events, but I still don’t think they’re ever put the Pirates logo on the bottle.

  • Todd Morss | April 11, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    Jerry, considering the time (or lack thereof) that they gave you, those turned out really well. But I have to ask, did the Sox tell you why they wanted the names on the back. That seems kind of contrary to their usual M.O. of trying to make things as traditional as possible.

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”68825″]I don’t get the “Established 1989” reference with regards to the “Milwaukee” Indians. Was there a minor league team with that name, or is it some other sort of local reference?[/quote]
    It is taken from the movie “Major League” which was fimled in County Stadium (Milwaukee), played off as Municipal Stadium, and was released in 1989

  • Adam in Chicago | April 11, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”68825″]I don’t get the “Established 1989” reference with regards to the “Milwaukee” Indians. Was there a minor league team with that name, or is it some other sort of local reference?[/quote]

    Nevermind. A little Google-fu and I discovered the reason.

  • Big O | April 11, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”68825″]I don’t get the “Established 1989” reference with regards to the “Milwaukee” Indians. Was there a minor league team with that name, or is it some other sort of local reference?[/quote]

    ‘Major League’ was filmed in 1989 in Milwakee

  • Adam in Chicago | April 11, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”68828″][/quote]
    It is taken from the movie “Major League” which was fimled in County Stadium (Milwaukee), played off as Municipal Stadium, and was released in 1989[/quote]

    Thanks!

  • Big O | April 11, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”68830″][quote comment=”68825″]I don’t get the “Established 1989” reference with regards to the “Milwaukee” Indians. Was there a minor league team with that name, or is it some other sort of local reference?[/quote]

    ‘Major League’ was filmed in 1989 in Milwakee[/quote]
    Damn my keybaord I’m buying a new one.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    As for beer. . . I’m anxious to move so I can re-order from my favorite brewery: http://www.greatlake...

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”68827″]Jerry, considering the time (or lack thereof) that they gave you, those turned out really well. But I have to ask, did the Sox tell you why they wanted the names on the back. That seems kind of contrary to their usual M.O. of trying to make things as traditional as possible.[/quote]

    Maybe because they wanted people who didn’t remember who wore what number in 1967 to know who they were? I dunno, just a crazy thought.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    (That is, I’m moving to a condo from my apartment, so I’m not ordering 2 cases until then!)

  • Stuby | April 11, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”68802″]Looks like Eric Hinske is wearing last years game cap with the grey underbrim along with Jon Papelbon
    http://bostondirtdog...
    Looks like Dice-K is feeling pretty comfortable with his new teammates.

  • Patrick | April 11, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    If anyone can point me to a place to purchase the Milwaukee Indians t-shirt, that’d be great.

  • Ethan | April 11, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”68835″]As for beer. . . I’m anxious to move so I can re-order from my favorite brewery: http://www.greatlake...

    Amen Anthony. I’ve got the week off, the wife and kids are out of town, and I’ve got a couple of six-packs cooling in the fridge. My only question is where do I start: Edmund Fitzgerald or Burning River?

  • tim b | April 11, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    Here’s where to buy the shirts, as mentioned above:

    http://www.insomniac...

  • cliff rancho | April 11, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    The david ortiz thing is a protective wrist support thing. I always thought they were used for sliding. I can’t find any pictures of him on base though. It’s always him swinging or coming home after a homerun! argh!

    Here’s a link to the thing I’m talking about though

  • Riley | April 11, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”68844″]If anyone can point me to a place to purchase the Milwaukee Indians t-shirt, that’d be great.[/quote]

    This link was in the original comment. They’re cheap too!

  • Mark in Shiga | April 11, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”68836″][quote comment=”68827″]Jerry, considering the time (or lack thereof) that they gave you, those turned out really well. But I have to ask, did the Sox tell you why they wanted the names on the back. That seems kind of contrary to their usual M.O. of trying to make things as traditional as possible.[/quote]

    Maybe because they wanted people who didn’t remember who wore what number in 1967 to know who they were? I dunno, just a crazy thought.[/quote]

    I had the same thought — they wanted the less-diehard fans to know who the players were. The thing is that in these days of jumbotron scoreboards and copious on-screen television graphics, it wouldn’t have been difficult to get that info to both the fans in the park and those watching on television while maintaining the integrity of the uniforms.

    If they had to have names on the backs, they could at least have used current-day road uniforms, which do have the names on them and have a similar design to the home jerseys; they’re just a different color.

  • Alex | April 11, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”68812″][quote comment=”68804″][quote comment=”68799″]Are those Bud bottles made of glass and coated with metal or something? I’ve never seen one in person, and being from Milwaukee, I’ll only buy Bud under extreme duress.[/quote]
    They are aluminum bottles I believe. I am from Wisconsin also, and only drink Bud products if they are free and have had one in those bottles before. Just an alternate to the safer plastic bottles most sporting events use to avoid broken glass.

    Aluminum Bottles[/quote]

    They are aluminum bottles, but are definately contructed different than a standard beer can (i.e. it’s not just can shaped like a bottle). They are rather rigid and don’t crush very easily at all. I believe also that they are dual-layered for better insulation. I’ve only tried one once or twice, as I don’t really drink Bud or Bud light, and will usually just opt for draft beer at the ballpark.[/quote]

    The aluminum bottles are comprised of the same aluminum as canned beer only they use approx. 3 times the aluminum as a can. Anheuser Busch began marketing the new aluminum bottles initially because they are more cost effective (aluminum is far cheaper than glass) and they are more efficiently recycled. I personally dont think the beer tastes different out of the aluminum bottle or aluminum can but prefer the glass bottle to both. In addition, the aluminum bottle is 16oz while most standard cans/glass bottles are 12oz. They are also a ‘pry top’, rather than the twist off top like the glass bottles.

    Not sure if EVERY MLB team has their own line of aluminum bottle made for them by AB but a considerable amount do (just saw the Angels one recently)

  • Tim | April 11, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Not uni related, but why are they playing two straight all star games in NL parks?

  • Ken | April 11, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    I thought the thing in David Ortiz’s pocket was a heart monitor. He’s had some heart problems in the past so it wouldn’t be out of the ordinairy for him to be wearing one. The wires run under your shirt and attach to the chest with sticky pads.

  • Hogie | April 11, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Holla at a Benson.

  • David L | April 11, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    So in 8 games do far, the padres have worn their alternate 6 times. Only wearing the home jersey once (and the camo alternate filling the other spot).
    Road jerseys have yet to make an appearance.
    Honestly, what’s going on?

    As for Cruz Jr., I’ve seen him wear stirrups both when starting and off the bench. Although I’m pretty sure his big triple and homer this year came while wearing them up high. Power of the stirrup perhaps?

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”68845″][quote comment=”68835″]As for beer. . . I’m anxious to move so I can re-order from my favorite brewery: http://www.greatlake...

    Amen Anthony. I’ve got the week off, the wife and kids are out of town, and I’ve got a couple of six-packs cooling in the fridge. My only question is where do I start: Edmund Fitzgerald or Burning River?[/quote]

    Edmund Fitzgerald. I love that porter. I was never a pale ale fan.

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”68855″]Not uni related, but why are they playing two straight all star games in NL parks?[/quote]

    Not really sure, but in 1950 and 1951 it was in an AL park back to back years. Check out this Wiki article.

  • Matt | April 11, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”68780″]I got one of the new Yankee 59Fifty caps last week and performed surgery on it last night with great results. The bills on these new hats hold their shape a lot better than the old ones, and the hat drew up just right to fit my in-between 7 1/16 head.[/quote]

    What other surgery did you perford on your hat to get it looking as you wanted?

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”68858″]So in 8 games do far, the padres have worn their alternate 6 times. Only wearing the home jersey once (and the camo alternate filling the other spot).
    Road jerseys have yet to make an appearance.
    Honestly, what’s going on?

    As for Cruz Jr., I’ve seen him wear stirrups both when starting and off the bench. Although I’m pretty sure his big triple and homer this year came while wearing them up high. Power of the stirrup perhaps?[/quote]

    I my memory serves me correctly the Padres did this towards the end of the season last year and in the playoffs. They only wore their blue alternate on the road, which is a shame because I personally think they have a great road jersey. It’s unique yet simple at the same time.

  • Jason | April 11, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    I think I like the all-blue hat better with the Indians’ home whites.

    I just think it’s a cleaner look

    But I did always like the red bill with the road grays

  • graham | April 11, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”68814″]I know I’m kind of late posting this, but did anyone else notice the sweater Stewart Appleby was wearing on Sunday? Instead of a sponsor’s logo, it had the Masters logo. Here is the best pic I could find.
    It’s like he forgot to pack a sweater and had to buy one from a souvenir stand or the Augusta National pro shop. Did anyone notice any other players wearing Masters gear, or know the story behind Appleby’s choice?[/quote]

    I noticed this too, and came up with exactly the same explanation. For some reason no one else watching seemed to care.

  • SuperJon | April 11, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”68850″][quote comment=”68844″]If anyone can point me to a place to purchase the Milwaukee Indians t-shirt, that’d be great.[/quote]

    This link was in the original comment. They’re cheap too![/quote]

    Yea, so I definitely just bought that, and I live in Virginia.

  • Dan Merker | April 11, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    A few things I noticed.

    1) Seemed like it was a little more appropriate – Texas A&M presented new coach Mark Turgeon with a maroon blazer, instead of a jersey.
    2) Watching last night’s Royals game, on Tony Pena, Jr.’s gray jersey (at least, didn’t notice it on the home white), the tilde over the N is half on the nameplace, half on the jersey. It looks like it was sewn onto the nameplate seam after the nameplate was already put on. Odd – I’ve never seen anything like this. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any photographic evidence.

  • Mark Mihalik | April 11, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”68820″]The batter on Kenji Johjima’s shinguard kind of looks like baseball home run king Sadaharu Oh.[/quote]

    The batter logo on Joh’s shinguards is just his personal logo, which also appears on his wristbands. Kind of silly if you ask me (especially since he’s really not all that spectacular, at least in the U.S.), but it’s like the Griffey logo that Junior has embroidered all over his stuff.

    Speaking of Griffey, I didn’t read the comments of the last few days, so I might have missed it, but check out Junior’s new cleats, which has giant Nike swoosh outlines on the uppers. Nike hasn’t made signature models for him in a few years, but it appears his line might be back…

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

    [quote comment=”68857″]Holla at a Benson.[/quote]
    Damn! I thought it was gonna be Anna Benson.

  • DJ | April 11, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”68867″][quote comment=”68814″]I know I’m kind of late posting this, but did anyone else notice the sweater Stewart Appleby was wearing on Sunday? Instead of a sponsor’s logo, it had the Masters logo. Here is the best pic I could find.
    It’s like he forgot to pack a sweater and had to buy one from a souvenir stand or the Augusta National pro shop. Did anyone notice any other players wearing Masters gear, or know the story behind Appleby’s choice?[/quote]

    I noticed this too, and came up with exactly the same explanation. For some reason no one else watching seemed to care.[/quote]
    You are all correct – they mentioned this on CBS, at least on Sunday – basically he didn’t pack any sweaters, so for Saturday (the coldest day of the week) he bought a $150 sweater from the pro shop – since Sunday was also a bit cool, he figured he’d get his money’s worth and just wear it again – can’t blame the guy, I was there on Thursday and Friday and it really wasn’t that warm on those days.

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | April 11, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    MLB teams aren’t the only ones with Bud bottles, Sabres logo bottles are all over Buffalo. Sadly, it’s the new logo on the bottles and not the vintage crest.

  • ElRey | April 11, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    #60 Don’t you mean,”I live in Virgina.”?

    I’m not sure if I saw it here, but take a look at this t-shirt.

  • ElRey | April 11, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    How about this t-shirt for West Virgina?

  • Joe | April 11, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    I’m in Orlanda on business and I sneak away from the meeting to check Uniwatch and today’s topic is the one I would be the most vocal on!! Arrrggghhh!!

    Since I can’t post a lot or read everything I can only say one thing…”There is no place in baseball for flock lettering!”

    See you all tomorrow!

  • David | April 11, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    I think they scheduled the two consecutive All-Star Games in NL parks before they decided on a strict policy of alternating between leagues. Their priority was to showcase the two new stadia in Pittsburgh and San Francisco (I don’t think there have been many new ballparks in the American League in the past few years).

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”68886″]How about this t-shirt for West Virgina?[/quote]

    …or this one.

    (Actually, that is what I was totally expecting on the original post).

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    We have a snow white Mets cap sighting:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Todd | April 11, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    How about this one?

    http://static.flickr...

  • Todd | April 11, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”68879″][quote comment=”68857″]Holla at a Benson.[/quote]
    Damn! I thought it was gonna be Anna Benson.[/quote]

    Here’s your Anna Benson fill for the day:

    http://i30.photobuck...

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”68896″]How about this one?

    http://static.flickr...

    …Let’s not bring that up again.

  • Andy from KC | April 11, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”68870″]A few things I noticed.

    1) Seemed like it was a little more appropriate – Texas A&M presented new coach Mark Turgeon with a maroon blazer, instead of a jersey.
    2) Watching last night’s Royals game, on Tony Pena, Jr.’s gray jersey (at least, didn’t notice it on the home white), the tilde over the N is half on the nameplace, half on the jersey. It looks like it was sewn onto the nameplate seam after the nameplate was already put on. Odd – I’ve never seen anything like this. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any photographic evidence.[/quote]

    I saw the tilde on Pena’s jersey too … can’t remember if it’s that way on the home white. I wonder if it’s just because the white trim around the blue makes the tilde bigger on the road jersey nameplate? Hmmm.

  • Ethan | April 11, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    This is the only Benson I’m gonna holla’ at.

  • Dave A | April 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”68806″][quote comment=”68803″]The Bud bottles are aluminam (sp?) and sadly the beer taste like that. What is wierd is that beer in cans don’t have the same metal taste IMO. Abd for all you miller people it doen’t mean its the beer because all beer out of a plastic bottle taste like crap to. Give me either cans or bottles (Glass) Bud light first Miller Lite second.[/quote]
    Any Miller product (Or Wisconsin product first), then Coors, then Corona, then micro brew, and then my last option is Budweiser products. I like my beer to have taste.

    but I do agree that beer out of plastic bottles (or aluminum) taste like crap as well.[/quote]

    You like your beer to have taste, but you prefer Miller, then Coors, then Corona????? Which one has taste? Or perhaps more properly, tastes like what? Bypass that insipid yellow macrocrap and head straight for the micro brew.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”68905″]This is the only Benson I’m gonna holla’ at.[/quote]

    [Doorbell rings]
    Benson: You want me to get that?
    Jessica Gatling Tate: If you don’t mind.

    ————————————————–[Approaching Eunice to be a character witness at Jessica’s murder trial]
    Mallu: Do you have any secrets.
    Eunice Tate: No.
    Benson: Wanna bet?
    Eunice Tate: No one knows.
    Benson: I know.
    Eunice Tate: You’re the only one who knows.
    Benson: Well if I know you never know who else knows.
    Eunice Tate: You’re right. I can’t testify.
    Mallu: I know!

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    By the way, I said that the Tribe-Angels series sounded like a bad idea and I was totally wrong. Mea culpa. It sounds like it was a blast.

  • bj in gainesville | April 11, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    I think the use of logo’d bottles also depends on the stadium’s use. In Miami, the Marlins and Dolphins play in the same stadium for a good chunk of the season. Because the concession stands don’t have the space to carry separate designs for both teams, they just carry generic Blue (BudLight) and Red (Bud) alu-bottles.

    Of course, nobody wants Marlins branded beer anyway (unless we’re in the playoffs, cuz then we inevitably win the World Series).

  • Dave A | April 11, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”68826″]In case anyone cares or is curious, the aluminum bottle phenomenon started in 2004 by Pittsburgh Brewing Company.

    (Budweiser basically followed their lead)

    http://www.post-gaze...

    They instantly sold these bottles at Pirates games and other events, but I still don’t think they’re ever put the Pirates logo on the bottle.[/quote]

    That’s because they’re not allowed to. The Pittsburgh Brewing Company used to put out quite a collection of Iron City cans commemorating Pittsburgh players, teams and championships from the late sixties through the nineties. Some samples are here.

    A few years back, the leagues forced them to stop because they were not an official sponsor or beer purveyor of any of the leagues. Now, any PBC commemoratives are issued for individuals without identifying team logos. For example, I’ve got Dan Marino Hall of Fame and Jerome Bettis “The Bus” Iron City bottles that have no team logos whatsoever.

  • Jud | April 11, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    Johjima’s (and Iwamura’s among others) logo is HIS silhouette. It is fairly common in Japan for the Nike athletes to have their wristbands and guards adorned with their personal logos. Like Griffey or Jordan here is the states.

    “Joh”-man
    http://media.scout.c...
    Iwamura
    http://img.photobuck...
    Griffey’s Swingman:
    http://www.baseballs...
    Jordan
    http://www.solepedia...

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?

  • Jud | April 11, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”68874″][quote comment=”68820″]The batter on Kenji Johjima’s shinguard kind of looks like baseball home run king Sadaharu Oh.[/quote]

    The batter logo on Joh’s shinguards is just his personal logo, which also appears on his wristbands. Kind of silly if you ask me (especially since he’s really not all that spectacular, at least in the U.S.), but it’s like the Griffey logo that Junior has embroidered all over his stuff.

    Speaking of Griffey, I didn’t read the comments of the last few days, so I might have missed it, but check out Junior’s new cleats, which has giant Nike swoosh outlines on the uppers. Nike hasn’t made signature models for him in a few years, but it appears his line might be back…[/quote]

    It looks like I was late to the pary. Sorry Mark.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Make it a black shirt for Minna.

  • Jon in SLC | April 11, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    I tried the aluminum beer bottles a few times and it seems to me that they stay frothy too long. After every swig it’s a new layer of frothy bubbles that have to die down. And it’s not even the type of froth that makes a nice head. I spend the whole time wishing I had a nice glass bottle. No surprise that I have yet to see Utah Jazz bottles at the Tox Box.

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna, I have become convinced that anyone can find at least one beer they like, so don’t shut out one of the world’s greatest (and oldest) beverages (unless of course you’ve got a good reason, like you’re allergic to hops or something…that’s legit).

    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”68909″][quote comment=”68806″][quote comment=”68803″]The Bud bottles are aluminam (sp?) and sadly the beer taste like that. What is wierd is that beer in cans don’t have the same metal taste IMO. Abd for all you miller people it doen’t mean its the beer because all beer out of a plastic bottle taste like crap to. Give me either cans or bottles (Glass) Bud light first Miller Lite second.[/quote]
    Any Miller product (Or Wisconsin product first), then Coors, then Corona, then micro brew, and then my last option is Budweiser products. I like my beer to have taste.

    but I do agree that beer out of plastic bottles (or aluminum) taste like crap as well.[/quote]

    You like your beer to have taste, but you prefer Miller, then Coors, then Corona????? Which one has taste? Or perhaps more properly, tastes like what? Bypass that insipid yellow macrocrap and head straight for the micro brew.[/quote]
    Well being from Wisconsin I have to go Miller first. I like it soooooooo much better than Bud. It has a much better taste than Bud, which tastes like water. The beers I would drink before Corona are Leinenkugal’s (Brewed in Chippewa Falls, WI), Point Beer (Brewed in my hometown of Stevens Point, WI, and New Glarus beer (Brewed in New Glarus, WI) I have to stay loyal to my home state. Then Coors, then Corona or Dos Equis. I didn’t mention the other ones because I didn’t think people would recognize those brews…but I just made up for it now.

  • Allison | April 11, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Yadier Molina’s wearing his red hoodie again, and David Eckstein is keeping his throwing hand warm by tucking it between the buttons of his uniform.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”68930″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna, I have become convinced that anyone can find at least one beer they like, so don’t shut out one of the world’s greatest (and oldest) beverages (unless of course you’ve got a good reason, like you’re allergic to hops or something…that’s legit).

    )[/quote]

    Matthew, I am actually allergic to beer, but that’s not why I don’t drink it. I don’t like the taste, and I don’t see any reason to drink something that tastes what I imagine piss would taste like. I can drink Bud Light, but it’s because it doesn’t taste like beer. I am, however, open to suggestions. So, guys, keep listing your beers. I do like Amstel Light, so something in that realm is preferable. My normal tipples are rum and diet pop, and gin and tonic–just to give you an idea.

    Anthony, it goes without saying that the shirt with Uni Watch Bernie would be black. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    All this chatter about baseball, and no one has mentioned the Second Season in the NHL starting tonight.

    The quest for the Stanley Cup starts!

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”68934″]Yadier Molina’s wearing his red hoodie again, and David Eckstein is keeping his throwing hand warm by tucking it between the buttons of his uniform.[/quote]

    Considering his height, maybe he’s a distant relative of someone.

  • Shaftman | April 11, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.[/quote]

    Teebz, no mention of “Pride of the Yankees”? An utter classic to me.

  • Brandon | April 11, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    Hey Paul, just a follow up on the Breckenridge, MN high school vs. U of Wyoming’s overbearing legal dept.

    The school is caving in and changing their logo, saying the district can’t afford to fight the legal action.

    Seems pretty classless to me, but then I’m one who thinks that imitation is the truest form of flattery.

    http://www.startribu...

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

    The quest for the cup begins…sorry uniwatch fans, but you better prepare yourselves to see a lot of this!!!!

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”68936″][quote comment=”68930″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna, I have become convinced that anyone can find at least one beer they like, so don’t shut out one of the world’s greatest (and oldest) beverages (unless of course you’ve got a good reason, like you’re allergic to hops or something…that’s legit).

    )[/quote]

    Matthew, I am actually allergic to beer, but that’s not why I don’t drink it. I don’t like the taste, and I don’t see any reason to drink something that tastes what I imagine piss would taste like. I can drink Bud Light, but it’s because it doesn’t taste like beer. I am, however, open to suggestions. So, guys, keep listing your beers. I do like Amstel Light, so something in that realm is preferable. My normal tipples are rum and diet pop, and gin and tonic–just to give you an idea.

    Anthony, it goes without saying that the shirt with Uni Watch Bernie would be black. I wouldn’t have it any other way.[/quote]

    Several girls I know who are not normally beer drinkers really seem to like New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat Beer (get it with a slice of orange or lemon).

    New Belgium: http://www.newbelgiu...

    Sunshine Wheat: http://www.newbelgiu...

    I’m more of a Blue Paddle fan myself, but that might be a little dark for you.

    You might also try Newcastle Brown Ale: http://www.newcastle...

    It’s dark, but sweet and not at all heavy like a stout, porter, or oktoberfest beer would be.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”68940″]
    Teebz, no mention of “Pride of the Yankees”? An utter classic to me.[/quote]

    Hmmm… I have never seen it. I might go rent it tonight, though. I’ll follow-up with my thoughts on it tomorrow, Shaftman. :o)

  • Todd | April 11, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”68919″][quote comment=”68826″]In case anyone cares or is curious, the aluminum bottle phenomenon started in 2004 by Pittsburgh Brewing Company.

    (Budweiser basically followed their lead)

    http://www.post-gaze...

    They instantly sold these bottles at Pirates games and other events, but I still don’t think they’re ever put the Pirates logo on the bottle.[/quote]

    That’s because they’re not allowed to. The Pittsburgh Brewing Company used to put out quite a collection of Iron City cans commemorating Pittsburgh players, teams and championships from the late sixties through the nineties. Some samples are here.

    A few years back, the leagues forced them to stop because they were not an official sponsor or beer purveyor of any of the leagues. Now, any PBC commemoratives are issued for individuals without identifying team logos. For example, I’ve got Dan Marino Hall of Fame and Jerome Bettis “The Bus” Iron City bottles that have no team logos whatsoever.[/quote]

    Good addition to my post. Here’s a picture of that Bettis can/bottle with no mention of the Steelers:

    http://i23.ebayimg.c...

  • Shaftman | April 11, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”68947″][quote comment=”68940″]
    Teebz, no mention of “Pride of the Yankees”? An utter classic to me.[/quote]

    Hmmm… I have never seen it. I might go rent it tonight, though. I’ll follow-up with my thoughts on it tomorrow, Shaftman. :o)[/quote]

    If you enjoy older movies, then you should enjoy it. Hey it’s got Babe Ruth plaing Babe Ruth!!! What could be beter than that?

    If you get a chance try “It Happens Every Spring” as well. Again, a nice classic movie.

  • Kyle at IU | April 11, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”68937″]All this chatter about baseball, and no one has mentioned the Second Season in the NHL starting tonight.

    The quest for the Stanley Cup starts![/quote]

    woo hoo! I get Vs. on my digital cable! Time to annoy my roommates with day after day of a sport that neither one of them fully appreciates…

    As for beer, give me a pint of Guinness with my playoff hockey and I’ll be happy for the evening.

  • Jon in SLC | April 11, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”68952″][quote comment=”68937″]All this chatter about baseball, and no one has mentioned the Second Season in the NHL starting tonight.

    The quest for the Stanley Cup starts![/quote]

    woo hoo! I get Vs. on my digital cable! Time to annoy my roommates with day after day of a sport that neither one of them fully appreciates…

    As for beer, give me a pint of Guinness with my playoff hockey and I’ll be happy for the evening.[/quote]

    Kyle – I like the way you think.

  • Shaftman | April 11, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”68952″][quote comment=”68937″]All this chatter about baseball, and no one has mentioned the Second Season in the NHL starting tonight.

    The quest for the Stanley Cup starts![/quote]

    woo hoo! I get Vs. on my digital cable! Time to annoy my roommates with day after day of a sport that neither one of them fully appreciates…

    As for beer, give me a pint of Guinness with my playoff hockey and I’ll be happy for the evening.[/quote]

    Heineken mini keg or Murphy’s Irish Stout with my hockey.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”68952″]
    As for beer, give me a pint of Guinness with my playoff hockey and I’ll be happy for the evening.[/quote]

    Guinness + hockey = the best of Irish-Canadian pride. :o)

    I’m gonna be having one while I watch Pitssburgh dismantle Emery and the Senators tonight.

  • Allison | April 11, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.[/quote]

    Excuse my ignorance (or the fact that I was barely a year old in ’89) but what does the 1989 have to do with anything?? Regardless, my dad called and said he’ll order it for me, after talking to some people in Milwaukee today.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”68946″][/quote]

    Several girls I know who are not normally beer drinkers really seem to like New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat Beer (get it with a slice of orange or lemon).

    New Belgium: http://www.newbelgiu...

    Sunshine Wheat: http://www.newbelgiu...

    I’m more of a Blue Paddle fan myself, but that might be a little dark for you.

    You might also try Newcastle Brown Ale: http://www.newcastle...

    It’s dark, but sweet and not at all heavy like a stout, porter, or oktoberfest beer would be.[/quote]

    Ah, thank you, Matthew. You should know by now I ma not like other women. Oh, also, I am allergic to wheat. I will try the Newcastle Brown, though. That sounds good.

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”68956″][quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.[/quote]

    Excuse my ignorance (or the fact that I was barely a year old in ’89) but what does the 1989 have to do with anything?? Regardless, my dad called and said he’ll order it for me, after talking to some people in Milwaukee today.[/quote]

    The movie Major League was filmed in Milwaukee in 1989…wow Allison ’88, you’re just a baby!

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna: Try a lambic! It is hard to explain, but it is kinda’ like a juice/beer/wine mix (I meant for that to sound more appetizing than it does). Then, if you get adventurous, you can mix 1/2 lambic (I recommend raspberry, or ‘framboise’) with 1/2 stout (Guiness or a Chocolate stout – Young’s or Rogue).

    You are most likely to find lambics at a fancy beer-lovers’ bar, not so much at dive bars. Of course, the best dive bar beer is Yuengling. It is not available very far from Pennsylvania, but it is like water around here. If you go to a bar in PA and order a “lager,” they don’t ask “which one?” – you get a Yuengling.

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”68959″][quote comment=”68946″][/quote]

    Several girls I know who are not normally beer drinkers really seem to like New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat Beer (get it with a slice of orange or lemon).

    New Belgium: http://www.newbelgiu...

    Sunshine Wheat: http://www.newbelgiu...

    I’m more of a Blue Paddle fan myself, but that might be a little dark for you.

    You might also try Newcastle Brown Ale: http://www.newcastle...

    It’s dark, but sweet and not at all heavy like a stout, porter, or oktoberfest beer would be.[/quote]

    Ah, thank you, Matthew. You should know by now I ma not like other women. Oh, also, I am allergic to wheat. I will try the Newcastle Brown, though. That sounds good.[/quote]

    Personally, New Castle is the best beer you can get that is mass produced.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”68946″]

    Several girls I know who are not normally beer drinkers really seem to like New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat Beer (get it with a slice of orange or lemon).

    New Belgium: http://www.newbelgiu...

    Sunshine Wheat: http://www.newbelgiu...

    I’m more of a Blue Paddle fan myself, but that might be a little dark for you.

    You might also try Newcastle Brown Ale: http://www.newcastle...

    It’s dark, but sweet and not at all heavy like a stout, porter, or oktoberfest beer would be.[/quote]

    Ok. This is the way it should be. Hopefully. Thanks for the tips, Matthew. I’ll give you back a full report on my beer-finding tour. Just be prepared to laugh.

    Anyone know where I can see a video of the slow-motion wave at the Cleveland game in Milwaukee? I can’t find it on YouTube, ESPN, or SI. Then again, I haven’t looked THAT hard because I figure one of you would know. Thanks.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”68961″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna: Try a lambic! It is hard to explain, but it is kinda’ like a juice/beer/wine mix (I meant for that to sound more appetizing than it does). Then, if you get adventurous, you can mix 1/2 lambic (I recommend raspberry, or ‘framboise’) with 1/2 stout (Guiness or a Chocolate stout – Young’s or Rogue).

    You are most likely to find lambics at a fancy beer-lovers’ bar, not so much at dive bars. Of course, the best dive bar beer is Yuengling. It is not available very far from Pennsylvania, but it is like water around here. If you go to a bar in PA and order a “lager,” they don’t ask “which one?” – you get a Yuengling.[/quote]

    Thanks, tessa. I will look into the Iambic (love the name)as well. My last ex loved Yuengling (he grew up in King of Prussia), but I wasn’t crazy about it. The framboise/chocolate stout thing, though, sounds good.

    Chad G., you’re backing the Newcastle as well? All right.

    Anyone local (MN) know what local beer I should try? In for a penny and all that.

    I appreciate all the learned advice.

  • Jon in SLC | April 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”68961″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna: Try a lambic! It is hard to explain, but it is kinda’ like a juice/beer/wine mix (I meant for that to sound more appetizing than it does). Then, if you get adventurous, you can mix 1/2 lambic (I recommend raspberry, or ‘framboise’) with 1/2 stout (Guiness or a Chocolate stout – Young’s or Rogue).

    You are most likely to find lambics at a fancy beer-lovers’ bar, not so much at dive bars. Of course, the best dive bar beer is Yuengling. It is not available very far from Pennsylvania, but it is like water around here. If you go to a bar in PA and order a “lager,” they don’t ask “which one?” – you get a Yuengling.[/quote]

    Minna – I second Tessa suggestion. A co-worker of mine ordered a Lambic (raspberry) the other day, and like Tessa said it’s kinda hard to explain the flavor. But it was actully quite good.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    oops. tessa, I see it is Lambic and not Iambic. I won’t hold that against it.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    By the way, I think the solid-colored Bud Light bottles (like the Red Sox one) look odd. Beer bottles should be see-through.

    Jon in SLC, another vote for Lambic? All right, I’m half-convinced.

  • todd krevanchi | April 11, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    a few things.
    a. the bus aluminum bottle? half a case is in the fridge right now!
    b. over the last few months, i have become addicted to blue moon. if i want to get drunk, i’ll drink Miller Lite, if i want to taste a good beer, i’ll order a blue moon… and make sure you get the orange.
    c. i live only about 45 minutes from the original yuengling brewery. i cant stand the beer. it should be more available throughout the US as they recently openend up shop in a florida brewery as well.
    d. anna benson? she has no idea the good time we would have together…
    e. last names on the sox 67 jerseys? every knows the name tony c, but im not sure everyone would know he wore 40.

  • Wade | April 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm |
  • My Name is not Earl | April 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”68776″]After seeing those ’67 Sox jerseys, I hope they’re not considering putting names on the home jerseys full-time next year. And does anyone else think the red sleeves with the blue cap looks wrong?[/quote]

    And why was someone wearing a Tony Conigliaro jersey? Isn’t he dead? In a couple years, when they have the 25th anniversary ceremonies for the ’84 Tigers, I doubt you’ll have someone running around in a Willie Hernandez jersey.

    It may have been Conigliaro’s son, and if so the Sox were certainly right in including him in the festivities, but I don’t think letting him wear the jersey was appropriate.

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”68972″]Slow mo wave at Milwaukee last night.[/quote]

    Excellent. Thanks, Wade. I got too formal and tried to find ‘slow-motion’ wave–that was my problem. I don’t know if it was the quality of the video, but there seemed to be a woman wearing a pink hat. BOO!

  • Jud | April 11, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”68874″][quote comment=”68820″]The batter on Kenji Johjima’s shinguard kind of looks like baseball home run king Sadaharu Oh.[/quote]

    The batter logo on Joh’s shinguards is just his personal logo, which also appears on his wristbands. Kind of silly if you ask me (especially since he’s really not all that spectacular, at least in the U.S.), but it’s like the Griffey logo that Junior has embroidered all over his stuff.

    Speaking of Griffey, I didn’t read the comments of the last few days, so I might have missed it, but check out Junior’s new cleats, which has giant Nike swoosh outlines on the uppers. Nike hasn’t made signature models for him in a few years, but it appears his line might be back…[/quote]

    BTW, I think those are retros….. A custome Reds colorway of this:

    http://www.pickyours...

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.

  • Dan | April 11, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    figured paul would like the hosiery that FC Bayern Munich is wearing i know a lot of you don’t like all the stripes from adidas, but at least they keep with the color scheme of the team. notice the red, black, red stripes on AC Milan

    another soccer related thing- Manchester United are using a different font for their champions league uniform than their normal uniforms. sorry can’t find pictures.

  • andrew | April 11, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    is this UniWatch or BeerWatch today?

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    Not uni related, but since we’re all sports fans, the NFL full schedule was released today.

    …Lot’s of purple in prime-time this season, 4 games for the Ravens!

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”68982″]Not uni related, but since we’re all sports fans, the NFL full schedule was released today.

    …Lot’s of purple in prime-time this season, 4 games for the Ravens![/quote]

    (Sorry, I apparently still dont know how to use apostophe’s).

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”68968″]By the way, I think the solid-colored Bud Light bottles (like the Red Sox one) look odd. Beer bottles should be see-through.

    Jon in SLC, another vote for Lambic? All right, I’m half-convinced.[/quote]

    Lambic isn’t a name, it’s a style of beer generally from Netherlands, Belgium, other parts nearby. Back in the day, lambic beers were fermented in barns that had open slats on the sides so that the brewery became, in essence, open air (though with a roof overhead).

    I also recommend Trappist beers like Duvel and Chimay. Both of these are brewed at monasteries (by Trappist monks) in either Belgium or the Netherlands and the profits go to charity. They can get a little pricey (like $7-$8 per pint), but you can feel good knowing that your beer money is going to help orphans, etc.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”68985″]I also recommend Trappist beers like Duvel and Chimay. Both of these are brewed at monasteries (by Trappist monks) in either Belgium or the Netherlands and the profits go to charity. They can get a little pricey (like $7-$8 per pint), but you can feel good knowing that your beer money is going to help orphans, etc.[/quote]

    Chimay’s blue label is fantastic.

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”68973″][quote comment=”68776″]After seeing those ’67 Sox jerseys, I hope they’re not considering putting names on the home jerseys full-time next year. And does anyone else think the red sleeves with the blue cap looks wrong?[/quote]

    And why was someone wearing a Tony Conigliaro jersey? Isn’t he dead? In a couple years, when they have the 25th anniversary ceremonies for the ’84 Tigers, I doubt you’ll have someone running around in a Willie Hernandez jersey.

    It may have been Conigliaro’s son, and if so the Sox were certainly right in including him in the festivities, but I don’t think letting him wear the jersey was appropriate.[/quote]

    I assumed it was his brother Billy, who also played for the team, although he didn’t debut until 1969.

  • concealed78 | April 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    This question is towards Scott M.X. Turner. I’d like to know how you make your outline trim for your letters and if theres any specific site where I can get some of those square fonts. As you’ve seen from the Scout.com Sports Logo board of my concepts, I usually make my scripts from scratch and have a rather time consuming way of adding trim to my concepts. And that’s a cool Recue Patrol logo, too.

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”68979″]NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.[/quote]

    I am a redhead who will be watching hockey tonight. :). I am so very excited. I keep telling people (mostly coworkers who do not care) how excited I am. I may very well be friendless by the end of this. I have yet to see a hockey game in HD. Maybe if the Pens get deep in the playoffs, some of the bars around here will have the games on in HD.

    Did anyone see Jeremy Roenick on PTI last night? Not to ruffle feathers, but hockey needs some better ambassadors (more PR savvy, at least).

  • Jerry Cohen | April 11, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    To clarify: Tony Conigliaro’s brother represented him for the ’67 Sox team…The decision to have names on the back of the uniforms was the Sox’, we certainly would have preferred not to do it (you ever have to sew “YASTRZEMSKI” on a jersey?). In our defense, many players wore low cut stirrups in the ’60s. I made that choice because I like them better, and I got to pick. I can’t understand why they didn’t just get some current fitted hats (since the design hasn’t changed) rather than using adjustables. Again, I had about one day to do design and make all these decisions, (let alone get the fabric in), so we did what we could under the circumstances…Jerry Cohen, EFF

  • WVU Tom | April 11, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”68991″][quote comment=”68979″]NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.[/quote]

    I am a redhead who will be watching hockey tonight. :). I am so very excited. I keep telling people (mostly coworkers who do not care) how excited I am. I may very well be friendless by the end of this. I have yet to see a hockey game in HD. Maybe if the Pens get deep in the playoffs, some of the bars around here will have the games on in HD.

    Did anyone see Jeremy Roenick on PTI last night? Not to ruffle feathers, but hockey needs some better ambassadors (more PR savvy, at least).[/quote]

    Saw Roenick last night. Says he’d love to play for Chicago next season; that fighting shouldn’t be banned, but that violence needs to stop as it can have a negative effect on the game; and picked Ottaw and Anaheim as finalists. Good interview.

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”68980″]figured paul would like the hosiery that FC Bayern Munich is wearing i know a lot of you don’t like all the stripes from adidas, but at least they keep with the color scheme of the team. notice the red, black, red stripes on AC Milan

    another soccer related thing- Manchester United are using a different font for their champions league uniform than their normal uniforms. sorry can’t find pictures.[/quote]

    Most EPL teams use a different font for UEFA and Champions Cup matches as the EPL strictly governs the font (and includes their logo in the bottom on each number).

    On another note, AS Roma looked good against Manchester United sartorially speaking, but looked terrible as a team, losing 7-1.

  • Peter G | April 11, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”68852″][quote comment=”68836″][quote comment=”68827″]Jerry, considering the time (or lack thereof) that they gave you, those turned out really well. But I have to ask, did the Sox tell you why they wanted the names on the back. That seems kind of contrary to their usual M.O. of trying to make things as traditional as possible.[/quote]

    Maybe because they wanted people who didn’t remember who wore what number in 1967 to know who they were? I dunno, just a crazy thought.[/quote]

    I had the same thought — they wanted the less-diehard fans to know who the players were. The thing is that in these days of jumbotron scoreboards and copious on-screen television graphics, it wouldn’t have been difficult to get that info to both the fans in the park and those watching on television while maintaining the integrity of the uniforms.

    If they had to have names on the backs, they could at least have used current-day road uniforms, which do have the names on them and have a similar design to the home jerseys; they’re just a different color.[/quote]

    I was at the ballpark. They had Robert Goulet singing “The Impossible Dream” song (theme song of the 1967 Red Sox), so they coudn’t announce the players as they hit the field. They did put their names up on the Jumbotron, but if you wanted to watch the players, you couldn’t read the board, too. And with so many folks showing up (who knew Galen Cisco was alive!), if they didn’t have names on their backs, no one would have recognized anyone out there other than Yaz, Rico, and Dick Williams.

    Striving for “realism” when the whole idea is to honor these guys by having fans recognize and salute them (I made Russ Gibson smile by recounting an old story to him, never would have known who he was when he walked by me 10 minutes after his name was listed on the board) is ridiculous.

    Someone should have commented on Yaz’s pants, though.

    I’ll try to get some pictures up this weekend if possible

  • Peter G | April 11, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    Oh, and in addition to Yaz’s pants, that ferret on Goulet’s head looked SCARY. I’ll get a picture of that up too when I can.

  • patrick | April 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”68959″][quote comment=”68946″][/quote]

    Several girls I know who are not normally beer drinkers really seem to like New Belgium’s Sunshine Wheat Beer (get it with a slice of orange or lemon).

    New Belgium: http://www.newbelgiu...

    Sunshine Wheat: http://www.newbelgiu...

    I’m more of a Blue Paddle fan myself, but that might be a little dark for you.

    You might also try Newcastle Brown Ale: http://www.newcastle...

    It’s dark, but sweet and not at all heavy like a stout, porter, or oktoberfest beer would be.[/quote]

    Ah, thank you, Matthew. You should know by now I ma not like other women. Oh, also, I am allergic to wheat. I will try the Newcastle Brown, though. That sounds good.[/quote]

    Honey Brown is another delicious beer, also, while its only locally/regional, yuengling out Pennsylvania is delicious.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”68991″][quote comment=”68979″]NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.[/quote]

    I am a redhead who will be watching hockey tonight. :). I am so very excited. I keep telling people (mostly coworkers who do not care) how excited I am. I may very well be friendless by the end of this. I have yet to see a hockey game in HD. Maybe if the Pens get deep in the playoffs, some of the bars around here will have the games on in HD.
    [/quote]

    Well, my redhead is from Alabama and Georgia, so if things keep going well, I promised her that she’s getting hockey lessons since she has no clue how the game’s played.

  • Tim | April 11, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    Bull Durham is a chick flick pretending to be a baseball movie. Someone should make a Ball Four baseball movie.

  • Scott W | April 11, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    potential jersey patch warning: Warren Strelow, goaltending coach for the Sharks, passed away today, so keep an eye out for a possible patch

  • Scott W | April 11, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”68960″][quote comment=”68956″][quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.[/quote]

    Excuse my ignorance (or the fact that I was barely a year old in ’89) but what does the 1989 have to do with anything?? Regardless, my dad called and said he’ll order it for me, after talking to some people in Milwaukee today.[/quote]

    The movie Major League was filmed in Milwaukee in 1989…wow Allison ’88, you’re just a baby![/quote]

    Hey, i was born in ’88 too. Don’t hate on our generation, haha. FYI, I HAVE seen major league, and I love it. Speaking of Major League, is anyone else getting sick of those Charlie Sheen “Just a bit outside” 1080i HD commercials? Yeah, me too.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”68979″]NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.[/quote]

    I’m torn. Why don’t you hit a lounge, Anthony? You can get the best of both worlds that way. ;o)

    [quote comment=”68991″]

    I am a redhead who will be watching hockey tonight. :). I am so very excited. I keep telling people (mostly coworkers who do not care) how excited I am. I may very well be friendless by the end of this. I have yet to see a hockey game in HD. Maybe if the Pens get deep in the playoffs, some of the bars around here will have the games on in HD.

    Did anyone see Jeremy Roenick on PTI last night? Not to ruffle feathers, but hockey needs some better ambassadors (more PR savvy, at least).[/quote]

    Tessa, if you ever need a phone-a-friend, I’ll be happy to oblige. My love of hockey runs deep, and I have been a lifelong Pens fan (even

    As for JR, like Brett Hull, he tries far too hard to be opinionated. When he does, his history of concussions becomes apparent. I’d take a guy like Kelly Hrudey over JR any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • Zurk | April 11, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    Minna – you should try a New Belgium Skinny Dip – a very lite beer that has a geat taste. Most people I know that don’t like beer like Skinny Dip. If you can find it give it a shot.

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”69004″]Bull Durham is a chick flick pretending to be a baseball movie. Someone should make a Ball Four baseball movie.[/quote]

    For shame! I agree a movie version of Ball Four should be made, but calling Bull Durham a chick flick? That movie is worth seeing for the mound conferences between Crash Davis and Nuke Laloosh alone.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    tessa is a redhead in Clarks country? She gets the Anthony stamp of approval!

    0=)

  • Jerico | April 11, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    NHL playoffs start tonight! Teebz. . .I’m going to the movies. Why? Well, a redhead DOES beat hockey anytime. Also, my cable company will be showing ZERO games in high definition tonight.

    I am a redhead who will be watching hockey tonight. :). I am so very excited. I keep telling people (mostly coworkers who do not care) how excited I am. I may very well be friendless by the end of this. I have yet to see a hockey game in HD. Maybe if the Pens get deep in the playoffs, some of the bars around here will have the games on in HD.

    Did anyone see Jeremy Roenick on PTI last night? Not to ruffle feathers, but hockey needs some better ambassadors (more PR savvy, at least).

    Saw Roenick last night. Says he’d love to play for Chicago next season; that fighting shouldn’t be banned, but that violence needs to stop as it can have a negative effect on the game; and picked Ottaw and Anaheim as finalists. Good interview.

    Don Cherry is coming down from Canada to join the NHL on NBC for the playoffs. Cherry makes most NHL commentators in the States seem sedate. It’ll be interesting to see if he tones down his shtick for NBC. Nevertheless, “Grapes” will inspire water-cooler talk based on his wardrobe alone.

    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”69009″]
    My love of hockey runs deep, and I have been a lifelong Pens fan (even during the lean years after guys like Jagr, Kovalev, Recchi, and Zubov had left/been traded.

    [/quote]

    I don’t know where the rest of that parethesesed thought went.

  • Jerico | April 11, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    Re: Man Utd. EPL lettering–look for the “Personalise your shirt?” option, and scroll the squad list to see the Premier League lettering.

  • Allison | April 11, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    Wow and I’m even a big Major League fan… I guess it’s just been so long since I’ve seen them that I didn’t realize it was made in Milwaukee. Always assumed Cleveland. And yes, that commercial is getting old.

    And my favorite baseball movies in no specific order(remember I was a kid in the 90s):

    The Rookie
    Angels in the Outfield
    Sandlot!
    Little Big League
    Field of Dreams (I’m from Iowa too!)
    A League of Their Own
    Major League
    Rookie of the Year (even though I’m a Cards fan)
    Fever Pitch (i know, i know, its a chick flick)

  • Philly Bill | April 11, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    HOLY CRAP! Grapes on U.S. TV!

    Too bad his American counterpart has been making so much news here…

    I believe I will have a Manhattan (served ‘up’, of course) as I watch the Sens empty out the Penguins’ overcrowded bandwagon.

    Then I will follow it up with a Newcastle as I watch Roberto Luongo put on a clinic in Marty Turco’s one and only 2007 playoff start.

    I really wish the Canuckleheads could wear their throwbacks in the playoffs.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”69017″]
    Fever Pitch (i know, i know, its a chick flick)[/quote]

    Fever Pitch? That movie had less baseball than it did Drew Barrymore in leotards. Neither, I might add, added to the “baseball” feeling of the movie.

    Best baseball documentary has to be Ken Burns’ Baseball. I could watch that series over and over again.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”69024″]
    I believe I will have a Manhattan (served ‘up’, of course) as I watch the Sens empty out the Penguins’ overcrowded bandwagon.
    [/quote]

    Bill, you’d better hope that Emery shows up to play. Going 0-3 in the regular season as the goalie of choice doesn’t fare well.

    The comparison of Cherry to Imus is like Dennis Miller to Andrew Dice Clay. Not even close to being in the same category.

  • Jerico | April 11, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    You can vote for your favorite baseball movies here.

    My personal top five:

    Bull Durham
    Major League
    Bad News Bears (the original with Walter Matthau)
    Field of Dreams
    Mr. Baseball

  • Philly Bill | April 11, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”69027″]Bill, you’d better hope that Emery shows up to play. Going 0-3 in the regular season as the goalie of choice doesn’t fare well.

    The comparison of Cherry to Imus is like Dennis Miller to Andrew Dice Clay. Not even close to being in the same category.[/quote]

    Dennis Miller is now a good comparable to Imus — they’re both know-nothing right-wing shills. Cherry is a know-something right-wing shill. His impolitic grouchiness reminds me of Imus, but at least Grapes is at the forefront of the no-touch icing movement, which I find virtuous. Imus brings nothing of value to the table.

    Not crazy about Emery, but Fleury is no picnic either. Don’t forget the Pens ran off that winning streak mostly without him. And the Pens’ defense can’t possibly hold off Ottawa’s forwards for a whole series.

    I should probably move this to your blog instead of this one. I have your playoff predictions open on my desktop right now.

  • Allison | April 11, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    I also enjoy Baseketball, although anyone considering it a baseball movie is out of their mind.

  • Joey Guns | April 11, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”69006″][quote comment=”68960″][quote comment=”68956″][quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    I, too, sprung for one. If it doesn’t fit as well as I hope (washing a shirt hurts sometimes), I’ll still wear it for some softball chatter. As for baseball movies, I rank mine a little differently.

    1. Bull Durham
    2. Field of Dreams
    3. Major League
    4. A League of Their Own (don’t even try to tell me it wasn’t a good ball film)
    5. Eight Men Out

    The Natural could be in there as well, but I’m not a Redford fan. However, The Sandlot, 61*, and The Rookie also rank highly.[/quote]

    Excuse my ignorance (or the fact that I was barely a year old in ’89) but what does the 1989 have to do with anything?? Regardless, my dad called and said he’ll order it for me, after talking to some people in Milwaukee today.[/quote]

    The movie Major League was filmed in Milwaukee in 1989…wow Allison ’88, you’re just a baby![/quote]

    Hey, i was born in ’88 too. Don’t hate on our generation, haha. FYI, I HAVE seen major league, and I love it. Speaking of Major League, is anyone else getting sick of those Charlie Sheen “Just a bit outside” 1080i HD commercials? Yeah, me too.[/quote]

    I kind of enjoy seeing the Charlie Sheen 1080i HD commercials, because I keep laughing at how he’s wearing a different Indians jersey in the movie, and then in the “2007” shot, when he’s talking to the camera.

    FYI – Yuengling is definitely more of just a Pennsylvania only beer. I’ve seen it all over the east coast, and elsewhere.

  • Joey Guns | April 11, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    Another classic (but much lesser known) sports movie is this one:

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Something for Joey

    This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey’s bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker room, and inspires him to be the top college football player in the country. Their bond knows no boundaries and goes beyond making touchdowns and winning awards.

    Mike Piazza was recently interviewed, and he said this was his favorite sports movie of all time.

  • Philly Bill | April 11, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    Re: special logo branding on beer vessels:

    Texans drink such an enormous quantity of flavorless macrobrew that we have our own special can and bottle designs for Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite.

    I’m efforting like mad for more photographic evidence but coming up empty.

  • jake | April 11, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Don’t worry I’m pretty sure the St. Bernards carried brandy in their cask anyway.

  • The Original Lee | April 11, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    re: Man utd in championsleague vs Premier league-

    the EPL (And the SPL) have standardized lettering withing the league, and for all Association cups. When these teams play in europe they get the normal font for their maker. thats why its different.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 11, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    WOO HOO! Jets play on Thanksgiving this year!

    According to the Jets’ website, this is the franchise’s 3rd T-Day game as the Jets and 6th overall. They won all three T-Day games as the Titans in 1960-62, but as the Jets lost to the Lions twice, in ’72 and ’85. This year they’re in Dallas.

    So…how about a NY Titans throwback uni for the game?

    Think about it; the 1978-89 green helmet version is too recent to be a throwback. The jet-plane helmet was only worn in ’63 and the jerseys were the same as the current ones that year anyway. Plus, the Titans uniforms were contemporaneous with the Cowboys’ white-helmet star-shoulder throwbacks, worn from ’60-’63. And if the Jets won all three Thanksgiving games as the Titans…why not?

    If the Jets wanted to do it, I could see the NFL being an obstacle, given the difference in colors and helmets. I hope the Jets at least consider it.

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)

  • Anthony Verna | April 11, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    Well, my date was cancelled (she had a work emergency).

    So. . . I will be watching hockey. But where? I have work to do – would like to kill it tonight. . .but. . . would like to go to a pub. Hrm. My laptop at a pub. Could that be a good idea? Could it?

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”69029″]
    Not crazy about Emery, but Fleury is no picnic either. Don’t forget the Pens ran off that winning streak mostly without him. And the Pens’ defense can’t possibly hold off Ottawa’s forwards for a whole series.[/quote]

    You’re kidding me, right? Fleury was at the forefront of that 14-game unbeaten streak. The fact that the Penguins have been Ottawa three times in the last month, including twice on Scotiabank Place ice, should tell you that Ottawa is their own worst enemy. Once that doubt starts creeping in… well, it’s just another ending like all those series vs. Toronto.

    [quote comment=”69029″]I should probably move this to your blog instead of this one. I have your playoff predictions open on my desktop right now.[/quote]

    Perhaps. :o)

  • Cathy | April 11, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    #155

    “Something for Joey” was an awesome film. I remember crying at the end when he won the Heisman (I believe he scored 4 touchdowns in the final game as he promised his brother he would)….sooooobbbbbb

    He did go on to have a career, although not that remarkable, in the NFL with the Rams I belive.

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”69028″]You can vote for your favorite baseball movies here.

    My personal top five:

    Bull Durham
    Major League
    Bad News Bears (the original with Walter Matthau)
    Field of Dreams
    Mr. Baseball[/quote]

    No complaints with that list, I suppose. I also quite liked The Rookie, 61*, and The Sandlot. But the best baseball movie nobody knows (and second only to Bull Durham on my alltime list) is Long Gone, made for HBO in 1987 and starring William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, and Dermot Mulroney. It’s not even available on DVD, and I wouldn’t give up my VHS tape for anything. It’s about a low minor league team in the 1950s Deep South, and it’s absolutely wonderful.

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”69042″][quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)[/quote]

    Do you mean like the highlighter yellow uniforms that Liverpool wore against PSV Eindhoven a week ago?

    http://soccernet.esp...

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”69042″][quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)[/quote]

    Tottenham Hotspur have hideous brown kits that I’ve only seen them wear in UEFA Cup (the NIT to the Champions League’s NCAA) games.

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”69042″][quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure, but it’s hard to tell, but I think the piping on Man. U’s Champions League Shirts is gold instead of the normal white aswell.

    Regular

    Champions League

    Champions League in action

  • Ian K | April 11, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”69035″]Re: special logo branding on beer vessels:

    Texans drink such an enormous quantity of flavorless macrobrew that we have our own special can and bottle designs for Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite.

    I’m efforting like mad for more photographic evidence but coming up empty.[/quote]

    I can attest to drinking quite a lot of Texas-branded macrobrew. I thought for sure I could find a picture from my college archives, but the only picture I could find does not have a close up view of the bottles. I think of the macrobrew like fast food. Sure, Chilean sea bass would be great, but I don’t have the money so I buy something from Jack-in-the-Box. Same line of thought with drinking Coors Light instead of Full Sail or Boulevard Wheat or the like.

    And Philly Bill, I really thought of Don Imus as left-leaning. But I’m not a regular listener, so I could be wrong.

  • Brian from Short Island | April 11, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Glad to see the rest of the world has discovered Lextra :sigh:

    The English Premiership has been using lextra for at least ten years now, and I’ve been ranting about it all soccer season! It’s a step up from vinyl heat-applied numbers, but a step down IMO from tackle twill…

    Also, Fiberlok is just the American source of Fiberlok, Chris Kay, Ltd. supplies it to England and Europe…

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    Here is a good view of the gold piping on Man U’s Chapions League shirts

  • Brian from Short Island | April 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”68792″]I think this is the third season of the Mets Bud and Bud light bottles[/quote]
    IINM they debuted at last year’s opening day.

    http://www.chriskay.... is Chris Kay’s site.

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”69048″][quote comment=”69042″][quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)[/quote]

    Do you mean like the highlighter yellow uniforms that Liverpool wore against PSV Eindhoven a week ago?

    http://soccernet.esp...

    That’s what they always wear on the road when the home team wears red.

  • subway | April 11, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Didn’t Tony C. also wear 25?

  • Chad G | April 11, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”69057″]Here is a good view of the gold piping on Man U’s Chapions League shirts[/quote]

    Upon further inspection, Man U may always have gold piping. This shirt is listed as their normal home shirt.

  • Andy from KC | April 11, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”69047″][quote comment=”69028″]You can vote for your favorite baseball movies here.

    My personal top five:

    Bull Durham
    Major League
    Bad News Bears (the original with Walter Matthau)
    Field of Dreams
    Mr. Baseball[/quote]

    No complaints with that list, I suppose. I also quite liked The Rookie, 61*, and The Sandlot. But the best baseball movie nobody knows (and second only to Bull Durham on my alltime list) is Long Gone, made for HBO in 1987 and starring William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, and Dermot Mulroney. It’s not even available on DVD, and I wouldn’t give up my VHS tape for anything. It’s about a low minor league team in the 1950s Deep South, and it’s absolutely wonderful.[/quote]

    I’ve seen Long Gone. Good call — I’d forgotten all about it.

    In addition to the ones already mentioned, I also kinda liked For Love Of The Game. Whenever someone asks me why, though, I’m stumped. I dunno … I just like it.

  • nybatt | April 11, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    Just read through all 169 comments and can’t believe one of the greatest baseball movies and THE BEST baseball uni movie wasn’t mentioned… THE NATURAL…..

    something about #9, roy hobbs, in those NY KNIGHTS home and road flannels that chokes me up every time!!

    home white pinstripes, road greys, low-cut, STRIPED stirrups, dugout jackets, and a great, GREAT, “NY” cap logo… not to mention classic pirates and cubs unis along with the umpires dressed to the nines in coats and ties!! DAMN!

    I’m sure others on this list are fans!! if not, for the younger bucks on the blog, RENT IMMEDIATELY!!

  • Teebz | April 11, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”69065″]Just read through all 169 comments and can’t believe one of the greatest baseball movies and THE BEST baseball uni movie wasn’t mentioned… THE NATURAL…..

    something about #9, roy hobbs, in those NY KNIGHTS home and road flannels that chokes me up every time!!

    home white pinstripes, road greys, low-cut, STRIPED stirrups, dugout jackets, and a great, GREAT, “NY” cap logo… not to mention classic pirates and cubs unis along with the umpires dressed to the nines in coats and ties!! DAMN!

    I’m sure others on this list are fans!! if not, for the younger bucks on the blog, RENT IMMEDIATELY!![/quote]

    Not to call attention to you NOT reading through all 169 posts, The Natural was mentioned a number of times. :o)

  • Matthew S. | April 11, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”69065″]Just read through all 169 comments and can’t believe one of the greatest baseball movies and THE BEST baseball uni movie wasn’t mentioned… THE NATURAL…..

    something about #9, roy hobbs, in those NY KNIGHTS home and road flannels that chokes me up every time!!

    home white pinstripes, road greys, low-cut, STRIPED stirrups, dugout jackets, and a great, GREAT, “NY” cap logo… not to mention classic pirates and cubs unis along with the umpires dressed to the nines in coats and ties!! DAMN!

    I’m sure others on this list are fans!! if not, for the younger bucks on the blog, RENT IMMEDIATELY!![/quote]

    Actually I mentioned it earlier as the second best baseball movie. I personally like the scene in the beginning where Roy Hobbs strikes out the fat, Ruthian looking guy while wearing a suit no less. Still think Bull Durham is better though.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 11, 2007 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”69065″]Just read through all 169 comments and can’t believe one of the greatest baseball movies and THE BEST baseball uni movie wasn’t mentioned… THE NATURAL…..

    something about #9, roy hobbs, in those NY KNIGHTS home and road flannels that chokes me up every time!!

    home white pinstripes, road greys, low-cut, STRIPED stirrups, dugout jackets, and a great, GREAT, “NY” cap logo… not to mention classic pirates and cubs unis along with the umpires dressed to the nines in coats and ties!! DAMN!

    I’m sure others on this list are fans!! if not, for the younger bucks on the blog, RENT IMMEDIATELY!![/quote]

    The Knights uniforms were the best thing about that movie, next to Randy Newman’s Copland-inspired score. Particularly the road greys, which only appeared briefly in the film, it’s an outstanding design that retailers have yet to accurately duplicate; the pinstripes are usually too dark and the shade of orange is usually off.

    As good a job as they did on the Knights’ unis, they did a lousy job on all the others, which was what prompted Mark Okkonen to compile the uni history in the first place. They also did a bad job adapting the novel, but that’s a discussion for another time, and another forum…

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 11, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    I think the title of Best Baseball Movie Nobody Knows About goes to Bang the Drum Slowly, which I don’t think anyone’s mentioned yet.

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”69065″]Just read through all 169 comments and can’t believe one of the greatest baseball movies and THE BEST baseball uni movie wasn’t mentioned… THE NATURAL…..

    something about #9, roy hobbs, in those NY KNIGHTS home and road flannels that chokes me up every time!!

    home white pinstripes, road greys, low-cut, STRIPED stirrups, dugout jackets, and a great, GREAT, “NY” cap logo… not to mention classic pirates and cubs unis along with the umpires dressed to the nines in coats and ties!! DAMN!

    I’m sure others on this list are fans!! if not, for the younger bucks on the blog, RENT IMMEDIATELY!![/quote]

    But don’t read Bernard Malamud’s classic book first, or the movie will make you puke. (Hint: It has the exact opposite ending.)

  • Perry | April 11, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”69070″]I think the title of Best Baseball Movie Nobody Knows About goes to Bang the Drum Slowly, which I don’t think anyone’s mentioned yet.[/quote]

    That was actually a fairly popular movie when it came out in the early 70s, before DeNiro was quite the star he later became. I personally don’t think it holds up all that well, but YMMV.

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”68965″][quote comment=”68961″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna: Try a lambic! It is hard to explain, but it is kinda’ like a juice/beer/wine mix (I meant for that to sound more appetizing than it does). Then, if you get adventurous, you can mix 1/2 lambic (I recommend raspberry, or ‘framboise’) with 1/2 stout (Guiness or a Chocolate stout – Young’s or Rogue).

    You are most likely to find lambics at a fancy beer-lovers’ bar, not so much at dive bars. Of course, the best dive bar beer is Yuengling. It is not available very far from Pennsylvania, but it is like water around here. If you go to a bar in PA and order a “lager,” they don’t ask “which one?” – you get a Yuengling.[/quote]

    Thanks, tessa. I will look into the Iambic (love the name)as well. My last ex loved Yuengling (he grew up in King of Prussia), but I wasn’t crazy about it. The framboise/chocolate stout thing, though, sounds good.

    Chad G., you’re backing the Newcastle as well? All right.

    Anyone local (MN) know what local beer I should try? In for a penny and all that.

    I appreciate all the learned advice.[/quote]
    If you are from Minnesota, you can probably get your hands on Leinenkugals beer that is brewed in Chippewa Falls, WI and is very close to the WI/MN boarder. They have many different beers, and a lot of seasonal ones. One particular beer that girls seem to love is Berry Weiss. It literally is a berry beer. It sounds kind of different, but there is nothing like it on a hot summer day. Leinie’s also makes an apple beer called Apple Spice, and a lemonade beer called Summer Shandy…(both most excellent) Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is also good if you don’t like the taste of beer.

    Leinie’s beer

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”68993″]

    Saw Roenick last night. Says he’d love to play for Chicago next season; that fighting shouldn’t be banned, but that violence needs to stop as it can have a negative effect on the game; and picked Ottaw and Anaheim as finalists. Good interview.[/quote]

    To clarify, what I meant was that he was poor as a PR ambassador for hockey. They asked him directly about why hockey seems to have ‘disappeared,’ and all he did was mention facts about the “disappearance” (attendance seemed better last year, etc) instead of putting on a positive spin and mentioning the great reasons to hope for the future. Then the only thing he said about the youth of the sport (which is the most easily marketed aspect of the sport right now) was that their ‘lack of respect’ was ruining the game. A “get off my ice, your puck is mine now” attitude is not going to bring in new viewers.

    It was just disappointing – I had high hopes when I heard that they would be “talking hockey,” and then there was nothing interesting said that would bring in new viewers.

  • nybatt | April 11, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    thanks teebz, et. al… must’ve lost my way in the pilsner aisle… or was it betwixt the porters and pales??

    by the way, graf zep, I concur on the road greys!!

    salut!!

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2007 at 5:55 pm |

    I don’t think it was mentioned here today, but during Sunday’s game between the Crew and the Cards BOTH teams will all be wearing #42 to honor Jackie Robinson. Originally the Brewers CF Bill Hall was the only one for the Crew to wear number 42. Here is the article:

    Brewers and Cards to all wear #42

  • Dan | April 11, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”69059″][quote comment=”69048″][quote comment=”69042″][quote comment=”69013″]
    Re: Man Utd. lettering–English Premier League vs. UEFA Champions League[/quote]

    this was supposed to be liverpool’s away jersey for the champions league

    I can’t find evidence of this right now, but are there teams that have different uniforms (even slightly) for Champs League vs. their own country’s league? (I’m thinking of more than the font change.)[/quote]

    Do you mean like the highlighter yellow uniforms that Liverpool wore against PSV Eindhoven a week ago?

    http://soccernet.esp...

    That’s what they always wear on the road when the home team wears red.[/quote]

    this was supposed to be liverpool’s away jersey for the champion’s league

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”69015″][quote comment=”69009″]
    Tessa, if you ever need a phone-a-friend, I’ll be happy to oblige. My love of hockey runs deep, and I have been a lifelong Pens fan (even during the lean years after guys like Jagr, Kovalev, Recchi, and Zubov had left/been traded.

    [/quote]

    I don’t know where the rest of that parethesesed thought went.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”69012″]tessa is a redhead in Clarks country? She gets the Anthony stamp of approval!

    0=)[/quote]

    Thanks, guys! After a tough week, it is always nice to come back to UniWatch for interesting conversation with nice people.

    Minna, I like the idea of a beer named “Iambic.” The slogan could be in iambic pentameter. The Irish have an excellent history in both beer and poetry, so it will have to be an Irish brew. :)

    Off to watch the game! Fingers crossed! Go, Pens!

  • Scott Turner | April 11, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”68990″]This question is towards Scott M.X. Turner. I’d like to know how you make your outline trim for your letters and if theres any specific site where I can get some of those square fonts. As you’ve seen from the Scout.com Sports Logo board of my concepts, I usually make my scripts from scratch and have a rather time consuming way of adding trim to my concepts. And that’s a cool Recue Patrol logo, too.[/quote]

    Sorry for the long-delayed answer. After sketching out ideas by hand, I use Adobe Illustrator to do all the artwork. With a simple click, you can add trim to lettering. Another click thickens or thins the trim. I usually create uniform numbering by hand insead of using a font.

    A good site for fonts is http://www.dafont.co... Whatever font you’re looking for, they can steer you in the right direction. The font I used for the UniWatch Rescue Patrol emblem is Futura MD BT.

  • jones | April 11, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    to throw my two cents into the beer convo, i really like shiner bock. ya im a college student from texas, but i really can stand all the crappy macro brew like coors and miller (or worse, keystone light) also i have a question. what is in the back pocket of iwamura, its too small to be a can of snuff, and i didnt think the japanese players dipped

  • jones | April 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    i think this is the link, im still new at it but the pic is the first one on post 22

  • Sage Confucius | April 11, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”68952″][quote comment=”68937″]All this chatter about baseball, and no one has mentioned the Second Season in the NHL starting tonight.

    The quest for the Stanley Cup starts![/quote]

    woo hoo! I get Vs. on my digital cable! Time to annoy my roommates with day after day of a sport that neither one of them fully appreciates…

    As for beer, give me a pint of Guinness with my playoff hockey and I’ll be happy for the evening.[/quote]

    Agreed! Unfortunately I am at work. I am hoping to catch the third period of some of the late games though. I will be ‘watching’ online as best I can.

  • Tim | April 11, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”69011″][quote comment=”69004″]Bull Durham is a chick flick pretending to be a baseball movie. Someone should make a Ball Four baseball movie.[/quote]

    For shame! I agree a movie version of Ball Four should be made, but calling Bull Durham a chick flick? That movie is worth seeing for the mound conferences between Crash Davis and Nuke Laloosh alone.[/quote]

    What do they usually talk about on the mound? O thats right, chicks.

  • Stuby | April 11, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”69070″]I think the title of Best Baseball Movie Nobody Knows About goes to Bang the Drum Slowly, which I don’t think anyone’s mentioned yet.[/quote]
    I was reading through all the posts to see if anyone had mentioned this movie – I think you were the first one. The TEGWAR scenes are classic. That movie makes me weep every time.

  • J. Deaton | April 11, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”68980″]figured paul would like the hosiery that FC Bayern Munich is blah, blah, blah….[/quote]

    WOW! We went a whole 121 threads today without being hijacked by a soccer thread!!! Oh, happy day!

  • Sage Confucius | April 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”68981″]is this UniWatch or BeerWatch today?[/quote]

    Personally, my uniwatching in enhanced through the intake of a Guinness or two.

  • Stuby | April 11, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”69099″][quote comment=”68981″]is this UniWatch or BeerWatch today?[/quote]

    Personally, my uniwatching in enhanced through the intake of a Guinness or two.[/quote]
    You could consider a beer label as the beer’s uniform. Personally, my favorite uniform is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 7:01 pm |

    During the Pens intermission commercial (while trying to fight the urge to jump from my second-floor apartment window), I switched to the Yankees pregame, where Kim Jones noted that Robinson Canó will be wearing number 42 on the 15th (in addition to Mo Rivera, of course). I think it has been surmised that he would wear it, but I don’t remember it being mentioned as for sure. FYI.

  • tessa | April 11, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    Addendum to last comment:

    Apparently (according to Peter Abraham’s blog), Canó, Jeter, and Torre will don the 42 in addition to Mo.

  • Dave A | April 11, 2007 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”69028″]You can vote for your favorite baseball movies here.

    My personal top five:

    Bull Durham
    Major League
    Bad News Bears (the original with Walter Matthau)
    Field of Dreams
    Mr. Baseball[/quote]

    Props for Mr. Baseball…very underrated movie.

    My top five are:

    Bull Durham
    Field of Dreams
    The Natural
    Major League
    Mr. Baseball

  • Ian | April 11, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”68855″]Not uni related, but why are they playing two straight all star games in NL parks?[/quote]
    Selig was quoted somewhere that there’s a backlog of new and soon to open NL parks that need to host the game, and the competition among cities to host the All Star game. Parks in San Diego, Washington, Arizona, Philadelphia and Citi Field are all either here or on the way (St. Louis has it in 09). Outside of the New Yankee Stadium, the only potential new AL parks are in Minnesota, and in California for the A’s.

    Out of all the existing AL parks, Kansas City is way overdue to have the All Star game.

  • =bg= | April 11, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”69108″][quote comment=”68855″]Not uni related, but why are they playing two straight all star games in NL parks?[/quote]
    Selig was quoted somewhere that there’s a backlog of new and soon to open NL parks that need to host the game, and the competition among cities to host the All Star game. Parks in San Diego, Washington, Arizona, Philadelphia and Citi Field are all either here or on the way (St. Louis has it in 09). Outside of the New Yankee Stadium, the only potential new AL parks are in Minnesota, and in California for the A’s.

    Out of all the existing AL parks, Kansas City is way overdue to have the All Star game.[/quote]

    cisco field, baby. you can bet that the new team name will be: (thanks to the angels owner for this) THE OAKLAND A’S OF FREMONT. Live in the Bay Area? try to get to Fremont from the East Bay or North Bay for a PM game, w/o taking BART. I dare you.

  • Dave A | April 11, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”69076″][quote comment=”68965″][quote comment=”68961″][quote comment=”68921″]I don’t drink beer. There, I said it. I feel so much better now.

    However, I love the Uni Watch St. Bernard and would drink beer if he brought it to me. Any chance of him being on a shirt any time soon, Paul?[/quote]

    Minna: Try a lambic! It is hard to explain, but it is kinda’ like a juice/beer/wine mix (I meant for that to sound more appetizing than it does). Then, if you get adventurous, you can mix 1/2 lambic (I recommend raspberry, or ‘framboise’) with 1/2 stout (Guiness or a Chocolate stout – Young’s or Rogue).

    You are most likely to find lambics at a fancy beer-lovers’ bar, not so much at dive bars. Of course, the best dive bar beer is Yuengling. It is not available very far from Pennsylvania, but it is like water around here. If you go to a bar in PA and order a “lager,” they don’t ask “which one?” – you get a Yuengling.[/quote]

    Thanks, tessa. I will look into the Iambic (love the name)as well. My last ex loved Yuengling (he grew up in King of Prussia), but I wasn’t crazy about it. The framboise/chocolate stout thing, though, sounds good.

    Chad G., you’re backing the Newcastle as well? All right.

    Anyone local (MN) know what local beer I should try? In for a penny and all that.

    I appreciate all the learned advice.[/quote]
    If you are from Minnesota, you can probably get your hands on Leinenkugals beer that is brewed in Chippewa Falls, WI and is very close to the WI/MN boarder. They have many different beers, and a lot of seasonal ones. One particular beer that girls seem to love is Berry Weiss. It literally is a berry beer. It sounds kind of different, but there is nothing like it on a hot summer day. Leinie’s also makes an apple beer called Apple Spice, and a lemonade beer called Summer Shandy…(both most excellent) Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is also good if you don’t like the taste of beer.

    Leinie’s beer[/quote]

    Love Lambics and Rogue Chocolate Stout at any time, and I can’t go through PA without at least one Yuengling; but I can’t let the beer threads die without a mention of the most kick-ass beer name ever…Stone’s Arrogant Bastard Ale.

    It’s not just a beer…it’s an attitude!

  • Andy from KC | April 11, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    Hey, you know who’d make a good manager for the Toronto Blue Jays (or should that be Black Jays?)? This guy.

  • patrick | April 11, 2007 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”69031″][quote comment=”69006″][quote comment=”68960″][quote comment=”68956″][quote comment=”68935″][quote comment=”68930″]
    I just bought one of Milwaukee Indians shirts too. Not a big Indians fan, but the movie Major League is one of the three best baseball movies ever (after Bull Durham and The Natural….Field of Dreams is a close fourth).[/quote]

    FYI – Yuengling is definitely more of just a Pennsylvania only beer.

    I’ve seen it all over the east coast, and elsewhere.[/quote]

    FYI Joey- It is not distributed essentially north of New York in New ENgland, I lived ny, had no problem getting it, went to school in hartford, not a drop in sight, they have certain shipping regions they ship to, luckily I’m back in ny so its no problem.

  • Flip | April 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”68776″]After seeing those ’67 Sox jerseys, I hope they’re not considering putting names on the home jerseys full-time next year. And does anyone else think the red sleeves with the blue cap looks wrong?[/quote]
    YES!!!

  • Alyssa E. | April 11, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    Looks like the Phillies/Astros will all be wearing 42s for Sunday’s game.

  • Peter | April 11, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    Some teams have special trims or whatnot for their Champions League uniforms. However, the only constant changes are that all teams wear the Champions League patch and they have the striped numbering for Champions League games instead of their regular numbering.

    Chelsea’s CL jersey

    Chelsea’s Regular shirt

  • KU Student | April 11, 2007 at 10:17 pm |

    I can’t score a screen shot of it from tonight’s game, but Dice-K Matsuzaka either wears cleats without laces or had some sort of lace cover. The best picture that i could find was a spring training pic, though it is hard to see. I will look again when more pictures come out from today’s game.

    LINK

  • Minna H. | April 11, 2007 at 10:50 pm |

    You guys frigging rock.

    Jon in SLC, I found out lots about iambics, such as All Saint’s Brand, in Minneapolis imports them. Yay. Thanks for your other suggestions as well and Anthony V. (sorry about your canceled date) for backing it.

    tessa, I would buy iambic beer just for the name.

    Tod K., Patrick, Johnny O. (Leinies I can stand, will have to try the varieties you mentioned), Zurk, jones and Dave A., I will take all your suggestions into account. Seems like the Belgians know their beer. Since I don’t have cable and can’t watch my Wild! (are they wearing red tonight?), I might have to venture to a bar to watch them and to try some new beers.

    I think since so many teams are doing the 42 by team thing, every team should do it. With no names on the back. That would be fun to watch (while drinking beers).

    P.S. I don’t like movies much, either, so I haven’t seem many sports movies. I did like A League of Their Own and Major League, though.

  • Joey Guns | April 11, 2007 at 11:13 pm |

    Anyone notice during the Mets/Phillies game tonight, Shane Victorino wore a batting helmet with two ear flaps? Any pics?

  • Paul Lukas | April 11, 2007 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”69168″]Anyone notice during the Mets/Phillies game tonight, Shane Victorino wore a batting helmet with two ear flaps?[/quote]

    He’s always worn it. And since he’s a switch-hitter, it’s not particularly remarkable (uncommon, yes, but not unheard of).

  • Dan | April 11, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”69098″][quote comment=”68980″]figured paul would like the hosiery that FC Bayern Munich is blah, blah, blah….[/quote]

    WOW! We went a whole 121 threads today without being hijacked by a soccer thread!!! Oh, happy day![/quote]

    hell its better than talking about the black in the fucking mets jersey all day jackass. we’ll never try to keep this website on topic again

  • Smail | April 11, 2007 at 11:36 pm |

    One of my all time favorite baseball movies is The Kid From Left Field . And I’m talking about the 1953 original, not the 70’s Gary Coleman remake. Anybody else seen this one?

  • concealed78 | April 12, 2007 at 12:00 am |

    [quote comment=”69085″][quote comment=”68990″]This question is towards Scott M.X. Turner. I’d like to know how you make your outline trim for your letters and if theres any specific site where I can get some of those square fonts. As you’ve seen from the Scout.com Sports Logo board of my concepts, I usually make my scripts from scratch and have a rather time consuming way of adding trim to my concepts. And that’s a cool Recue Patrol logo, too.[/quote]

    Sorry for the long-delayed answer. After sketching out ideas by hand, I use Adobe Illustrator to do all the artwork. With a simple click, you can add trim to lettering. Another click thickens or thins the trim. I usually create uniform numbering by hand insead of using a font.

    A good site for fonts is http://www.dafont.co... Whatever font you’re looking for, they can steer you in the right direction. The font I used for the UniWatch Rescue Patrol emblem is Futura MD BT.[/quote]

    Hey, thank you for the reply and any info by you is greatly appreciated! I’m not a professional designer but merely a fan and hobbiest.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    Hate to ruin it for minna, but anything with “Weiss” in it is WHEAT BEER. Cherry Wheat? It’s in the name! Don’t hurt her!

    I like that so many people like Mr. Baseball. It’s especially interesting since it was about a time when US players were going to Japan, and not the other way around, like today (altho, it wasn’t because they were moving up, as today).

    FC Bayern had a special kit for the CL a few years ago when they went to plain red kits instead of the Burgundy/blue kits they normally wore. I also dig the CL font for the numbers Chelski is using.

    As for beers- I enjoy all beers buy our local Sweetwater Brewing Co. I suggest the 420 when you’re in town. And like a German friend taught me: “Light beers are for old ladies, children, and designated drivers”.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”69180″]Hate to ruin it for minna, but anything with “Weiss” in it is WHEAT BEER. Cherry Wheat? It’s in the name! Don’t hurt her!

    I like that so many people like Mr. Baseball. It’s especially interesting since it was about a time when US players were going to Japan, and not the other way around, like today (altho, it wasn’t because they were moving up, as today).

    FC Bayern had a special kit for the CL a few years ago when they went to plain red kits instead of the Burgundy/blue kits they normally wore. I also dig the CL font for the numbers Chelski is using.

    As for beers- I enjoy all beers buy our local Sweetwater Brewing Co. I suggest the 420 when you’re in town. And like a German friend taught me: “Light beers are for old ladies, children, and designated drivers”.[/quote]

    AT Lien, thanks for looking out for me AND for making me laugh; I appreciate it. I’m putting your suggesting on my list. If I’m ever in Geargia, this is what I’m ordering. 420? Is that homage to a specific weed?

    Did anyone figure out what Big Papi was wearing in his back pocket?

    Oh, and all you soccerheads, keep it coming. I, for one, enjoy looking at the different kits–especially ones with vertical stripes. I even like the United States kit with the blue shorts. I am certifiably insane.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 1:24 am |

    I think it’s an homage to what inspired that particular brew. ;)

    I like a lot of kits, too. Except the aforementioned yellow Liverpool kit. I blacked out for a few seconds when i saw it. My fave yellow kit is Borussia Dortmund

  • DRob | April 12, 2007 at 1:39 am |

    I’m up late, and should be finishing my Judicial Philosophy reading…BUT I’m on Uni Watch instead.

    I too am a college student in Texas. I’ve grown to love Shiner Bock (though not as much as my native beer, Abita) and absolutely HATE (with a passion) Lonestar Light. Tasteless piss. Just terrible.

    I’m pretty sure that some teams that wear stripes or hoops have to have different jerseys for UEFA competition. This applies to the back, with the numbers and name, too make them more readable. I’ll try and dig up some pics and post tomorrow.

  • Jerry Cohen | April 15, 2007 at 6:37 pm |

    To the person who commented on the uniforms in “The Natural”. As to “retailers” not getting it right, you must remember that the movie uniforms were made by a costume company, so we at EFF are reproducing something not “real” in the first place. I do not believe that the other teams’ uniforms in the film was an attempt to reproduce any specific uniform historically, so it’s a bit unfair to criticize the filmmakers for that. I happen to know that the “real” uniforms in the film were made of cotton pajama-like flannel, not real baseball cloth (as our Knights reproductions are) so I’m always amused when someone critiques our Knights uniforms for some detail or other. It was a MOVIE, people! (And a fictional story to boot). As to shades of pinstripe and orange: To believe that there are gradations of shades available in the raw materials used for historic uniforms is a profound misconception. There’s only one athletic orange felt and one navy pinstripe fabric for vintage baseball (unlike today when everyone with teal has their own special shade.) There are also inconsistencies WITHIN the movie (patch on the sleeve of the jacket on one actor but not another, for example). It’s ironic to me that one of the teams we get the most criticism about in our products is one that didn’t actually exist. But perception is everything, I guess.