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Bronx Cheer

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As a New Yorker (for 20 years now), a Mets fan (36 years), and an American (43 years), it’s hard to overstate how much I detest Rudolph Giuliani, a man who turned my city into a characterless police state, wants to do the same to my country, and has always — always — treated my team like second-class citizens. Giuliani was born in Brooklyn while the Dodgers were still there, so you’d think he’d have at least a bit of a National League identity. But he’s always embraced the Yankees, and has draped himself with as much of their gear as possible. The guy’s like a one-man Yankees merchandising bonanza. Google “Giuliani Yankees” and you come up with dozens of photos like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this (how did he get the New Jersey Devils to wear Yankees jackets while posing with the Stanley Cup?). Google “Giuliani Mets,” meanwhile, and you get this. Fucker. It’s no coincidence that Giuliani’s political style is characterized by the same kind of bullying, jingoistic arrogance found in so many Yankees fans. Yes, that’s a very broad generalization (Miles, if you’re reading this, you know I don’t mean you). But if you live in New York, no matter who you root for or who you vote for, you know it’s true.

So I was more than a little intrigued when Newsday ran a photo from Giuliani’s Little League days on its front page yesterday. It’s just about the most delicious image I could ever have imagined — check it out.

I give Rudy props for the striped stirrups, but whatever — just the sight of him in a Red Sox uni, even a Little League version, is too rich for words. The irony certainly wasn’t lost on Newsday‘s John Riley, whose article about the oft-overlooked Long Island-based portion of Giuliani’s youth began as follows: “Rudolph Giuliani says he’s a Yankees guy, and says he has been a Yankees guy for life. But a half-century-old picture in an aging souvenir program from the Garden City South Little League says different.”

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Indeed. The Little League chapter in question has been trying to get Giuliani to attend their opening day parade for two years running, but he’s declined their invitations. The party line is that he’s been too busy campaigning and such, but I think he’s embarrassed by that photo of himself in a Red Sox uniform. C’mon, Rudy, lighten up — have yourself a Fenway Frank and sing us a round of “Sweet Caroline.” Once you get comfortable with that, we’ll get you fitted for some Mets gear. Can’t possibly look worse than some of those other outfits you’ve worn.

Raffle Reminder: Speaking of Mets gear, in case you missed it yesterday, I’m giving away an authentic David Wright BP jersey (front, back). No purchase necessary — 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: Latest round of 42ers for this Sunday: Robinson Canó, Derek Jeter, and Joe Torre, and the entire Phillies, Astros, and Brewers teams. Since Houston and Philly are playing each other on Sunday, and the Brew Crew will be playing the Cardinals, who had previously announced that they’d be fielding an all-42er team, every single player on the field in those two games will be forty-deuced. … Hahahahahahaha. … Speaking of GOP Presidential candidates: “This photo of John McCain is from April 2, 2007,” writes Anthony Pellegrino. “I know he might be a little preoccupied with his public duties and the campaign, but you’d think that the Senator from Arizona would have the current cap of his home-state team.” … This just in: John Rocker will be throwing out the first pitch at Sunday’s all-42er Cards/Brewers game. … Nice bit here about Doug Mientkiewicz’s helmet. … More logo legalisms. … Okay, I made up the bit about John Rocker. It’ll actually be Don Imus. … Texas A&M wore some odd alternate unis the other day — weird to see the team logo on the right side and the number on the left, instead of the other way around. Way too meshy, too. “Looks more like a BP jersey,” says Glenn Stern, who sent the photos my way. … There’s been a lot of chatter lately about Islanders goalie Wade Dubielewicz’s mask. You can see a good breakdown of all of its graphic elements here. … In conjunction with the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, the always excellent No Mas blog is running a little series of movie reviews called “The Best Sports Movies You’ve Never Seen.” I wrote the first installment, which you can see here.

 

252 comments to Bronx Cheer

  • Kel | April 12, 2007 at 7:40 am |

    I checked out the No Mas link, Paul…must be nice to see your name in lights. :-)

  • Peter Wunsch | April 12, 2007 at 7:51 am |

    How would anyone know what uni number Joe Torre is wearing? He has worn a jacket in the dugout since he became manager.

    And, why does he wear a watch while managing?

  • Richard | April 12, 2007 at 8:05 am |

    [quote comment=”69247″]How would anyone know what uni number Joe Torre is wearing? He has worn a jacket in the dugout since he became manager.

    And, why does he wear a watch while managing?[/quote]

    He needs to know what time he put the lasagna in the oven, and how much longer he has for it to cook.

  • LES | April 12, 2007 at 8:09 am |

    Hi

    I guess the “ditch the black” campaingne must be on a downer now, The Mets havnt wore there serposed home/primary blue cap once yet, OK we havnt seen a black jersey yet but I dont mind them ,but please please Mets wear Blue caps at home.

    Les

  • Stuby | April 12, 2007 at 8:14 am |

    [quote comment=”69252″]Hi

    I guess the “ditch the black” campaingne must be on a downer now, The Mets havnt wore there serposed home/primary blue cap once yet, OK we havnt seen a black jersey yet but I dont mind them ,but please please Mets wear Blue caps at home.

    Les[/quote]
    Maybe they can wear the blue caps while picking up trash on the Mets designated stretch of highway.

  • Steve | April 12, 2007 at 8:23 am |

    [quote comment=”69247″]How would anyone know what uni number Joe Torre is wearing? He has worn a jacket in the dugout since he became manager.

    And, why does he wear a watch while managing?[/quote]
    I can’t find a shot of the jersey right now, but I found one from what appears to be the ’02 all-star game: http://www.thediamon...

    To the best of my knowledge, he’s been 6 the entire time he’s managed the Yankees.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 12, 2007 at 8:24 am |

    The [i]Astros[/i] are getting on this all-42 bandwagon? They didn’t even exist when Robinson played.

    One guy per team is just fine.

  • Steve | April 12, 2007 at 8:26 am |

    http://graphics8.nyt...

    Here we go. Looks like one from August of 2004 which shows the 6.

  • SaraJane | April 12, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    My local paper has a piece about the new hats, written by, interestingly, the guy who usually covers the local music scene: Fans Like the Idea of a Cap That Wears Better. The Springfield Cardinals (STL’s AA affiliate) are sticking with the wool hats, at least for this season.

  • SaraJane | April 12, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey. I’ll try to get a better pic tomorrow night. (Assuming we don’t get rained out!)

  • Robert | April 12, 2007 at 8:32 am |

    [quote comment=”69256″][quote comment=”69247″]How would anyone know what uni number Joe Torre is wearing? He has worn a jacket in the dugout since he became manager.

    And, why does he wear a watch while managing?[/quote]
    I can’t find a shot of the jersey right now, but I found one from what appears to be the ’02 all-star game: http://www.thediamon...

    To the best of my knowledge, he’s been 6 the entire time he’s managed the Yankees.[/quote]

    And won’t it be strange when the Yankees retire his number 6, despite the fact that so few people have every seen him wear it?

  • Rich | April 12, 2007 at 8:37 am |

    “Google “Giuliani Mets,” meanwhile, and you get this.”

    Hey, at least Rudy’s wearing the proper blue cap (and not black!)

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 8:38 am |

    [quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey.[/quote]

    Whoa, a 14-letter name — that matches Braves minor league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and would set the record for the longest MLB surname if he makes it to the bigs (the current record of 13 is shared by Kirk Dressendorfer, William Van Landingham, Steve Wojciechowski, and the immortal Tim Spooneybarger). Is this Rauschenberger a hot prospect? We’ve gotta get him to the majors!

  • Jeff B | April 12, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    That Jeff Kent link is hi-larry-us. I mean I definately hope it was all in fun, but that man just got a point or two back in my book. Though it’s hard to get past the stashe

  • Pat | April 12, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    Ouch. For the record, some of us Yankee fans are bleeding heart, internationalist, communist sympathizers. Of course I only became a Yankees fan a few years ago because of my hatred of the fratboy, “idiot”-idolizing Red Sox fans caused me to root for the Yanks to break their hearts every October.

  • Stuby | April 12, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    [quote comment=”69268″][quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey.[/quote]

    Whoa, a 14-letter name — that matches Braves minor league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and would set the record for the longest MLB surname if he makes it to the bigs (the current record of 13 is shared by Kirk Dressendorfer, William Van Landingham, Steve Wojciechowski, and the immortal Tim Spooneybarger). Is this Rauschenberger a hot prospect? We’ve gotta get him to the majors![/quote]
    I guess Eric Stuckenschneider’s career never got off the ground. I was really hoping for a 16-letter guy. BTW, Todd Hollandsworth is also a 13-letter guy.

  • Matt | April 12, 2007 at 8:47 am |

    Talk about logo creep – check out one of the Zambonis in Vancouver:

    Uber Logo Creep

  • The Original Lee | April 12, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    Jeff B:

    You know the Jeff Kent thing is fake right? the onion is a joke news site, their quotes are made up. sorry to ruin it for ya

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    Good little tidbit on Dubielewicz’s mask, Paul. I like!

    Great action last night in the playoffs. Too bad it took Pittsburgh 57 minutes to show up, losing 6-3. And what was with the brutal officiating?

    72 saves for Luongo, including 36 in four overtime periods, in the Vancouver 5-4 OT win! Bertuzzi or Luongo? No-brainer.

  • GoTerriers | April 12, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”69245″]I checked out the No Mas link, Paul…must be nice to see your name in lights. :-)[/quote]

    I read the review too. Sounds like an interesting movie, though I doubt my wife would like it. Her sports movie tastes run more along the lines of “For The Love of the Game” (you know, chick flicks that are disguised to rope men into seeing them).

    As an aside, wasn’t Chick Gandil (the name of the antagonists handler) the ringleader of the 1919 Black Sox scandal? An interesting juxtaposition of the names and characters!

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”69274″]Talk about logo creep – check out one of the Zambonis in Vancouver:

    Uber Logo Creep[/quote]

    All zambonis are sponsored by someone. It’s a big billboard in the rink, and the team makes money off of it. It’s like advertising on the boards – it helps despite it not always looking good.

  • Shaftman | April 12, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”69252″]Hi

    I guess the “ditch the black” campaingne must be on a downer now, The Mets havnt wore there serposed home/primary blue cap once yet, OK we havnt seen a black jersey yet but I dont mind them ,but please please Mets wear Blue caps at home.

    Les[/quote]

    Baby steps are good too. Yes I would love to see the blue caps at home but at least we haven’t see the black uni’s yet. Phase the uni’s out this year and revert back to blue caps next year at home. That’s Shaft’s 2 year plan. Feel free to steal it Omar.

  • SaraJane | April 12, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”69268″][quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey.[/quote]

    Whoa, a 14-letter name — that matches Braves minor league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and would set the record for the longest MLB surname if he makes it to the bigs (the current record of 13 is shared by Kirk Dressendorfer, William Van Landingham, Steve Wojciechowski, and the immortal Tim Spooneybarger). Is this Rauschenberger a hot prospect? We’ve gotta get him to the majors![/quote]

    Hmmm… apparently Mr. Rauschenberger legally changed his last name from Meacham prior to the 2007 season. (A fact I was somehow able to glean from this unformatted mess.) Perhaps Cory has that 14-letter record in mind…

    As far as a hot prospect, that remains to be seen… he lost the season opener, and only lasted 2/3 of an inning in his start at Frisco Tuesday night, but it’s still early! UniWatchers can hope!

  • Ben Wideman | April 12, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    For those who care, MLS and Adidas have launched a website profiling the uniforms (sans sponsor) for the 2007 season.

  • Tim B. | April 12, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    [quote comment=”69274″]Talk about logo creep – check out one of the Zambonis in Vancouver:

    Uber Logo Creep[/quote]

    There’s no zamboni there…

  • Dan from PC | April 12, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”69286″]For those who care, MLS and Adidas have launched a website profiling the uniforms (sans sponsor) for the 2007 season.[/quote]

    great link…what angers me more than anything is the fact that all the teams are wearing the same style socks…im impressed not all used the typical addidas template, but we need some more stripes in there or something

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”69287″][quote comment=”69274″]Talk about logo creep – check out one of the Zambonis in Vancouver:

    Uber Logo Creep[/quote]

    There’s no zamboni there…[/quote]

    They changed the Frozen Moment picture on NHL.com. It was of the zamboni in Vancouver that looked like a huge shopping cart full of groceries.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 12, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey. I’ll try to get a better pic tomorrow night. (Assuming we don’t get rained out!)[/quote]

    That looks hideous. If I were him I’d be doing everything in my power to play for a team without names on the jerseys. At least get the equipment manager to cut extra-thin letters! (They probably have templates and only one size in the minors, though.)

    Any idea why the Minor League Baseball logo marks are a few inches below the collar rather than right on it, like they are in the majors? Pushing the “Rauschenberger” down to his back instead of his shoulders only makes it more comical.

    And if you count spaces, Bill Van Landingham of the Giants has 14 characters also. Of course, the Giants had quality individually-cut arched lettering so it didn’t look so awful.

  • The Ol Goaler | April 12, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    For what it’s worth… Joe Torre wore #15 when he broke into the big leagues as a catcher with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. When he was traded to the Cardinals, Tim McCarver already was wearing #15, so Joe switched to #9… which he kept as a player and a manager when he went to the Mets. Torre continued to wear #9 during his managing stints with the Braves and Cardinals.

    The Yankees had already retired #15 (Thurman Munson) and #9 (Graig Nettles) when Torre arrived… dunno if he chose #6 because it’s an “upside-down” #9, or if he picked it to honor Cardinal great Stan “The Man” Musial… or if the clubhouse guy just hung #6 in Joe’s locker!

  • GoTerriers | April 12, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”69292″]For what it’s worth… Joe Torre wore #15 when he broke into the big leagues as a catcher with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. When he was traded to the Cardinals, Tim McCarver already was wearing #15, so Joe switched to #9… which he kept as a player and a manager when he went to the Mets. Torre continued to wear #9 during his managing stints with the Braves and Cardinals.

    The Yankees had already retired #15 (Thurman Munson) and #9 (Graig Nettles) when Torre arrived… dunno if he chose #6 because it’s an “upside-down” #9, or if he picked it to honor Cardinal great Stan “The Man” Musial… or if the clubhouse guy just hung #6 in Joe’s locker![/quote]
    Not for nothing (cause I LOVED Graig Nettles) but the Yankees retired #9 to honor Roger Maris . ..

  • The Ol Goaler | April 12, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”69291″][quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey. I’ll try to get a better pic tomorrow night. (Assuming we don’t get rained out!)[/quote]

    That looks hideous. If I were him I’d be doing everything in my power to play for a team without names on the jerseys. At least get the equipment manager to cut extra-thin letters! (They probably have templates and only one size in the minors, though.)[/quote]

    The Cardinals use the same “template” for names and jersey numbers at both AAA Memphis and AA Springfield that the big-league club uses… just ask Red Schoendienst!

  • Andrew | April 12, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    I’m sure McCain owns a current Dbacks cap; clearly, he just decided to break out his throwback for the picture.

  • Thorold Blair | April 12, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    Can someone help me out? What jerseys do the twins have their names on the back?

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    So I just read through the comments from yesterday, and I can’t believe that nobody even addressed the flock lettering on the BP jerseys the entire day! I don’t think everyone realizes the implications this has on the industry? 80 year old little old ladies in Florida are going to be looking for jobs! Plus this would mean that one company will have a complete stranglehold on the custom jersey industry. Not to mention that flock type materials have no shimmer to them. One of the things that I love about twill is that depending on the angle of the grain you can control the shimmer the lettering will produce. I really hope it doesn’t catch on….I don’t care how lighter and flexible the lettering is!

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”69298″]Can someone help me out? What jerseys do the twins have their names on the back?[/quote]

    Off the top of my head I would say all of them.

  • Perry | April 12, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”69256″][quote comment=”69247″]How would anyone know what uni number Joe Torre is wearing? He has worn a jacket in the dugout since he became manager.

    And, why does he wear a watch while managing?[/quote]
    I can’t find a shot of the jersey right now, but I found one from what appears to be the ’02 all-star game: http://www.thediamon...

    To the best of my knowledge, he’s been 6 the entire time he’s managed the Yankees.[/quote]

    Which means that when he and Jeter go, and their numbers are retired (as they surely will be), no Yankee will ever again wear a single-digit number. Unless it’s 0.

  • Kevin K | April 12, 2007 at 9:59 am |

    i think a lot of the nike college baseball teams have unis like texas a&m’s. i know michigan does. and i think i saw miami with unis like that. i’m not quite positive though. anyway, you can see the michigan unis here.

    http://mgoblue.com/d...

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”69302″]So I just read through the comments from yesterday, and I can’t believe that nobody even addressed the flock lettering on the BP jerseys the entire day! I don’t think everyone realizes the implications this has on the industry? 80 year old little old ladies in Florida are going to be looking for jobs! Plus this would mean that one company will have a complete stranglehold on the custom jersey industry. Not to mention that flock type materials have no shimmer to them. One of the things that I love about twill is that depending on the angle of the grain you can control the shimmer the lettering will produce. I really hope it doesn’t catch on….I don’t care how lighter and flexible the lettering is![/quote]

    It’s a BP jersey. Who cares if it shimmers?

    Honestly, it would be a serious issue if it was on the game jerseys. Since no one likes the BP jerseys anyway, it doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful.

  • Big O | April 12, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”69302″]So I just read through the comments from yesterday, and I can’t believe that nobody even addressed the flock lettering on the BP jerseys the entire day! I don’t think everyone realizes the implications this has on the industry? 80 year old little old ladies in Florida are going to be looking for jobs! Plus this would mean that one company will have a complete stranglehold on the custom jersey industry. Not to mention that flock type materials have no shimmer to them. One of the things that I love about twill is that depending on the angle of the grain you can control the shimmer the lettering will produce. I really hope it doesn’t catch on….I don’t care how lighter and flexible the lettering is![/quote]

    I know that the majority of the people here don’t like the new BP jerseys or don’t even care about them as a whole. So what is the point of complaining about how the numbers and lettering is applied. Their only BP Jerseys.

  • Matthew H | April 12, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.

  • Mike W. | April 12, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    I think I recall Torre making a joke about walking on his hands, upside down, to the pitcher’s mound so the #6 would look like a #9.

  • Perry | April 12, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”69286″]For those who care, MLS and Adidas have launched a website profiling the uniforms (sans sponsor) for the 2007 season.[/quote]

    Hmmm….Cool site, but still needs a little work. When you click on “jersey” for the Rapids, it shows the road jersey but calls it “Home.” And the text refers to watching at “Mile High Stadium.”

  • Leo | April 12, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    What’s with these draft day caps?

    I understand that they only get worn once, but these things are horrendous. Way too much of a mesh look for my taste and was it necessary to add that little color strip with the team name on the bill?

  • MaddMatt | April 12, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    I agree, I come to this site for sports related content, not politics. Let’s not mix the two…

  • DarkAudit | April 12, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    It’s his blog, he can say what he wants.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 12, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    Ol Goaler, the Cardinals are disrespecting their long-named players with those jerseys. They need to do what the Mets and Hanshin Tigers did (and still do, for Hanshin) for players with long names and start printing up some condensed letters!

    Thorold, they have them on the white home jerseys (black letters), road (black), and blue alternate (white w/red border). They don’t have them on the BP/spring training blue jerseys, which (I think) have a three-layer number.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    It was about uniforms, Matt. Giuliani has an affinity for the Yanks, and shows it by treating the Mets like a red-headed stepchild (sorry to any red-headed stepchildren out there – just an expression). The fact that Giuliani, when he was the mayor, showed that he is a Yankees fan when there are two baseball teams in NY isn’t political – it’s just bad taste. You don’t see the mayor of Los Angeles wearing a Lakers jersey or a Dodgers ballcap when he’s out in public, do you?

  • Anthony Verna | April 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”69313″]What’s with these draft day caps?

    I understand that they only get worn once, but these things are horrendous. Way too much of a mesh look for my taste and was it necessary to add that little color strip with the team name on the bill?[/quote]

    You know what else bugs me about them?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    That’s the color the Eagles think they use. Here’s the color they really use:
    http://pancake.uchic...
    http://www.nbcsports...

  • Kevin Walsh | April 12, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Suzie Waldman was also in the Red Sox fan club when she was young. “You could look it up”

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”69316″][quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    It’s his blog, he can say what he wants.[/quote]

    OK, that’s enough, on both sides. The fact of the matter is that today’s post is about a politician who is very closely associated with a certain uniform, and a photo of him wearing a diametrically opposed uniform. Did I throw in some personal opinion? Yes. Live with it. But the basic topic — Rudy, who loves to wear Yankees gear, appearing in a Red Sox uniform — is standard Uni Watch fare.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    WOW! I am really let down by the UniWatch faithful. I know it’s only BP jerseys, but don’t you see the big picture? BP jerseys have always been the testing ground for ideas that will make it’s way to the game jerseys. Cool base jerseys anyone?? Cool-Flo helmets in spring training only a couple of years back???

    For the integrity of the game jerseys we need to put an end to flock lettering now!

  • Adam | April 12, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”69319″]The fact that Giuliani, when he was the mayor, showed that he is a Yankees fan when there are two baseball teams in NY isn’t political – it’s just bad taste. You don’t see the mayor of Los Angeles wearing a Lakers jersey or a Dodgers ballcap when he’s out in public, do you?[/quote]

    I don’t know that he wears hats or jackets in public often, but in Chicago, Mayor Daley makes it clear he’s a Sox fan, and our current governor is a Cubs fan (although he did throw out a first pitch at a White Sox game wearing a White Sox jacket once, and got booed for it).

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”69306″]Since no one likes the BP jerseys anyway, it doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful.[/quote]

    and a counterpoint, it was yesterday’s LEAD story, so someone at UniWatch HQ thinks it’s an important issue.

  • Steve Flack | April 12, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”69319″]You don’t see the mayor of Los Angeles wearing a Lakers jersey or a Dodgers ballcap when he’s out in public, do you?[/quote]

    I guess not, but I did find this odd uni-related picture while looking for a shot to prove you wrong.

    http://www.answers.c...

    -Steve!

  • Andrew | April 12, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    Regarding the Devils wearing Yankees jackets, I would guess based on Steinbrenner’s presence in the picture that it was taken when Steinbrenner’s company had an ownership stake in the Devils.

  • John | April 12, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”69325″][quote comment=”69316″][quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    It’s his blog, he can say what he wants.[/quote]

    OK, that’s enough, on both sides. The fact of the matter is that today’s post is about a politician who is very closely associated with a certain uniform, and a photo of him wearing a diametrically opposed uniform. Did I throw in some personal opinion? Yes. Live with it. But the basic topic — Rudy, who loves to wear Yankees gear, appearing in a Red Sox uniform — is standard Uni Watch fare.[/quote]

    You touched on the uniforms, but you started out just sounding like a bitter Mets fan with an agenda. And you can’t fault the guy for being a Yankee fan, and who cares what uniform he wore when he was 10? I know I didn’t get to chose my team when I was in little league.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”69329″][quote comment=”69319″]You don’t see the mayor of Los Angeles wearing a Lakers jersey or a Dodgers ballcap when he’s out in public, do you?[/quote]

    I guess not, but I did find this odd uni-related picture while looking for a shot to prove you wrong.

    http://www.answers.c...

    -Steve![/quote]

    That’s hilarious!

  • concealed78 | April 12, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    Wow a lot of hostility in the blog entry today. But the Red Sox photo of Giuliani reminds me of a baseball player, Josh Paul, the catcher involved in that ’05 ALCS & the A.J. Pierzynski dropped 3rd strike incident, grew up a die-hard White Sox fan, got drafted by the team, played for them, and then 5 years later, became a free agent and signed with the hated Cubs. Nice to see a player’s true colors when the chips are down. Lost all respect for him. And #52 Adam is correct on all points. I’d boo him too. He talks about the Cubs being in the World Series.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”69328″][quote comment=”69306″]Since no one likes the BP jerseys anyway, it doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful.[/quote]

    and a counterpoint, it was yesterday’s LEAD story, so someone at UniWatch HQ thinks it’s an important issue.[/quote]

    True, but the detail is what Paul was highlighting (in my opinion), not the actual BP jersey. The fact that the numbers are heat-pressed rather than sewn on to the jersey is a huge deal for the Uni-centric. That is what I got from it, as well as the info on the company that makes the numbers/letters.

    Perhaps I was reading it a different way than others. :o)

  • Johnny O | April 12, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    What a great night for hockey playoffs! Non uni related question though. Is anyone here a Sharks fan? If so, where has Joe Pavelski been lately? He hasn’t even been on the roster in a while. Just kind of curious since he was a buddy of mine in high school. Thanks in advance.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”69341″]What a great night for hockey playoffs! Non uni related question though. Is anyone here a Sharks fan? If so, where has Joe Pavelski been lately? He hasn’t even been on the roster in a while. Just kind of curious since he was a buddy of mine in high school. Thanks in advance.[/quote]

    He’s still with the Sharks, but was a healthy scratch last night.

  • Ian K | April 12, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    So Rudy Giuliani wore a Red Sox jersey on a Little League team. But was it his choice? I would say unlikely. I was on a variety of ML-named Little League teams during my robust baseball career from 1986-1998, such as the Reds, Red Sox, Twins, and Rangers. Never did my dream come true in being on my favorite team – the Dodgers.

    I think Rudy was simply assigned that team. Now yes, it is unfortunate that he’s on that team, of all teams. And it’s also nonsensical if you’re a Little League manager on Long Island, why even bother with a Red Sox team anyway?

  • Judd | April 12, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”69268″][quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey.[/quote]

    Whoa, a 14-letter name — that matches Braves minor league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and would set the record for the longest MLB surname if he makes it to the bigs (the current record of 13 is shared by Kirk Dressendorfer, William Van Landingham, Steve Wojciechowski, and the immortal Tim Spooneybarger). Is this Rauschenberger a hot prospect? We’ve gotta get him to the majors![/quote]

    I would just add a minor clarification that Rauschenberger’s uniform has RADIAL arching, as distinguished from vertical arching.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | April 12, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    Paul,

    It’s one thing to attack Giuliani the Yankee fan, but please leave Giuliani the politician out of it. Stick to the unis! I don’t visit this blog for the political commentary.

  • Richard | April 12, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”69320″][quote comment=”69313″]What’s with these draft day caps?

    I understand that they only get worn once, but these things are horrendous. Way too much of a mesh look for my taste and was it necessary to add that little color strip with the team name on the bill?[/quote]

    You know what else bugs me about them?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    That’s the color the Eagles think they use. Here’s the color they really use:
    http://pancake.uchic...
    http://www.nbcsports...

    My issue with this – the two stripes on the side of the front, close to the Reebok logo. They provide no asthetic value. They’re just there in team colors. They take away from the main logo up front.

  • DJ | April 12, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    I don’t know that he wears hats or jackets in public often, but in Chicago, Mayor Daley makes it clear he’s a Sox fan, and our current governor is a Cubs fan (although he did throw out a first pitch at a White Sox game wearing a White Sox jacket once, and got booed for it).

    Mayor Daley often wears Sox hats and jackets at the ballpark. Governor Blagojevich was booed because he had stated that he wouldn’t root for the White Sox if they got to the World Series.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | April 12, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Sorry – I didn’t see the previous comments about politics prior to posting. My bad.

  • Philly Al in NoCal | April 12, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    Is there room on Dubielewicz’s mask showing Nystrom offsides a good 6 feet on his “goal?” More appropriate would be linesman Les Steckel swallowing his whistle on one of the worst non-calls ever. Not that I, you know, still harbor any bitterness over it.

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”69357″]Is there room on Dubielewicz’s mask showing Nystrom offsides a good 6 feet on his “goal?”[/quote]

    Best comment of the day.

  • todd krevanchi | April 12, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    uni watch is kinda like your favorite bar… there are always arguments about sports, politics, and religion… but at the end of the day, we are all friends, and we get drunk together.

    gotta share this with you guys though…

    1. go to http://www.google.co...
    2. click on “maps”
    3. click on “get directions”
    4. type “New York” in the first box (the “from” box)
    5. type “London” in the second box (the “to” box)
    (hit get directions)
    6. scroll down to step #23

    couldnt believe it.

  • Jim | April 12, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    I just discovered the perfect word for Paul: porphyrophobia. It’s the fear of the color purple. I think Paul was assaulted by Grimace as a young boy. ;)

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”69359″]uni watch is kinda like your favorite bar… there are always arguments about sports, politics, and religion… but at the end of the day, we are all friends, and we get drunk together.

    gotta share this with you guys though…

    1. go to http://www.google.co...
    2. click on “maps”
    3. click on “get directions”
    4. type “New York” in the first box (the “from” box)
    5. type “London” in the second box (the “to” box)
    (hit get directions)
    6. scroll down to step #23

    couldnt believe it.[/quote]

    Okay, THAT’S the best comment of the day.

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”69360″]I just discovered the perfect word for Paul: porphyrophobia. It’s the fear of the color purple. I think Paul was assaulted by Grimace as a young boy. ;)[/quote]

    The thing is, I don’t fear purple; I loathe purple.

    I do, however, fear mushrooms…..

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]
    Rudy brought a much needed law & order atittude with him to New York, no doubt about it. You could actually go outside at night and walk without being in constant fear for your life.

    He was also racially divisive in his own way, and his “the police can do no wrong” attitude hurt minorities more than anyone. Let’s not forget that prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Giuliani’s approval ratings were at an all-time low.

    That being said, I can totally empathize with Rudy and his Red Sox mess. One year when I was Mini Mr. Met, we went to visit my cousins and it got unseasonably chilly. The only outerwear my aunt had that fit me was a Yankees jacket. So of course they had to take a family picture outdoors with me wearing a Yankees jacket. The horror!

  • John | April 12, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”69362″]I do, however, fear mushrooms…..[/quote]

    That would be Mycophobia, haha.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”69340″][quote comment=”69328″][quote comment=”69306″]Since no one likes the BP jerseys anyway, it doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful.[/quote]

    and a counterpoint, it was yesterday’s LEAD story, so someone at UniWatch HQ thinks it’s an important issue.[/quote]

    True, but the detail is what Paul was highlighting (in my opinion), not the actual BP jersey. The fact that the numbers are heat-pressed rather than sewn on to the jersey is a huge deal for the Uni-centric. That is what I got from it, as well as the info on the company that makes the numbers/letters.

    Perhaps I was reading it a different way than others. :o)[/quote]

    (before I comment note there is no hostility in this thread! ;) )

    EXACTLY!! And my whole rant was about the heat applied flock letters, not the jerseys themselves, but I got hit up with “what is the point of complaining about how the numbers and lettering is applied. Their only BP Jerseys.”

    And your previous comments seem to contradict each other. Is it “a huge deal for the Uni-centric” (#59) or “doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful” (#38)??? So what is it Teebz, Deal or No Deal? haha

  • C.J. | April 12, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?

  • Seth H | April 12, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    Is there room on Dubielewicz’s mask showing Nystrom offsides a good 6 feet on his “goal?” More appropriate would be linesman Les Steckel swallowing his whistle on one of the worst non-calls ever. Not that I, you know, still harbor any bitterness over it.

    Ask most Ranger fans, and they will say the same thing you did. However, the missed offside was not on Nystrom’s game winner, but on a Duane Sutter goal earlier in the game. (And the linesman’s name was Leon Stickle.)

    (BTW, I’ve been a Rangers season ticket holder for 40 years. I hate the Islanders. But I do like accurate information.)

  • Duncan | April 12, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”69346″]Paul,

    It’s one thing to attack Giuliani the Yankee fan, but please leave Giuliani the politician out of it. Stick to the unis! I don’t visit this blog for the political commentary.[/quote]

    Agreed. Sports are a refuge from politics. I love the irony of Rudy having played for a little league team named the Red Sox. I played for the Braves when I was a kid, and I didn’t pick them.

  • interlockingtc | April 12, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    “I give Rudy props for the striped stirrups, but whatever….”

    That made me laugh out loud.

  • patrick | April 12, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”69308″]Paul:

    Lay off the political commentary. I love Uni Watch but let’s keep it about uniforms. Everyone forgets how screwed up New York Vity was after Dinkins got through with it. I’ve been a New Yorker all my life (35 years) and thank God every day that Rudy Giuliani was mayor for 8 of them.[/quote]

    matt,
    Paul does a great job relating everything back to Unis, and its also his blog, he can do what he wants. WHo are you to make suggestions on what he should to for his blog? The “poliutical commentary” was used to set up his position as a yankees fan as opposed to the mets.

  • WVU Tom | April 12, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    Actually…as long the line consists of traditional team colors, it is at least a major step up from this, or anything along that line.

    This isn’t offical game wear, just fan merch, so I’ll take it with a grain of salt.

  • WVU Tom | April 12, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    I’m not very political (or from New York), so I’ll leave that out of it.

    Of couse, I can’t image many kids get to choose their Little League team affliation, so it’s hard to blame him. I just find it weird that a little league based in NY (I’m assuming based on the history Paul mentioned) would have a team called the “Red Sox”, much as I doubt a league in the Boston area would have a “Yankees” team–but maybe I’m wrong.

    BTW, I thought Giuliani’s performance on SNL a few years back was priceless. Regarless of your opinion of him, I thought he did a great job acting out the skits and was even able to poke fun at himself in a way that was quite comical (which many non-actors can’t do).

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”69368″]
    And your previous comments seem to contradict each other. Is it “a huge deal for the Uni-centric” (#59) or “doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful” (#38)??? So what is it Teebz, Deal or No Deal? haha[/quote]

    Not contradictory. The details are important. The fact that they are applied to a BP jersey makes the numbering/lettering irrelevant as to their usage whether sewn-on or heat-pressed.

    It would be equivalent to having sewn-on lettering/numbering or heat-pressed numbering on a Minnesota Vikings purple home jersey for Paul. It doesn’t matter about the lettering/numbering because he’s never gonna wear the jersey. But the details of how they are applied is of Uni Watch interest. :o)

  • Ian K | April 12, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    To revisit our slightly off topic yet intriguing nonetheless discussion from yesterday…

    Philly Bill – I had some Coors Light last night at a Mike McClure Band concert. Coors Light is not Texas-branded like Miller Lite and Bud Light are. I think the reason is that Coors is brewed and bottled in one place – Golden, Colorado. Miller has a plant in Fort Worth and Budweiser in Houston, so the Texas branding is probably done locally.

  • David | April 12, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]
    More like a sign of the SEXY apocalypse. WHOA! I am for women wearing more baseball related clothing.

    And also, the NFL knows how to make the UGLIEST hats, sideline hats, draft hats, all fugly.

  • Scott | April 12, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    It gives driving directions from Seattle to Moscow, too, or Chicago-Oslo. Can’t seem to handle the Pacific, though.

  • Steve Flack | April 12, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”69376″]I’m not very political (or from New York), so I’ll leave that out of it.

    Of couse, I can’t image many kids get to choose their Little League team affliation, so it’s hard to blame him. I just find it weird that a little league based in NY (I’m assuming based on the history Paul mentioned) would have a team called the “Red Sox”, much as I doubt a league in the Boston area would have a “Yankees” team–but maybe I’m wrong.

    BTW, I thought Giuliani’s performance on SNL a few years back was priceless. Regarless of your opinion of him, I thought he did a great job acting out the skits and was even able to poke fun at himself in a way that was quite comical (which many non-actors can’t do).[/quote]

    I remember reading an article about a Boston area politician campaigning to remove all “Yankees” teams from New England Little Leagues, claiming that it caused depression and anger from little kids who are forced to join the Yankees.

    -Steve!

  • todd krevanchi | April 12, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…

  • Paul Lukas | April 12, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    I’m about to head out for the rest of the day, but a few thoughts seem appropriate here…

    First, I realize that many of you may like Rudy, plan to vote for him, etc. I appreciate that most of you in that group have resisted the urge to turn today’s comments section into a political pissing match. Thank you.

    I also realize that some of you out there are Yankees fans. My thanks to you for your civility as well.

    But regarding this whole “I don’t come here for politics” trope — you’re kidding, right? I mean, what do you think this Sunday’s “42” thing is all about? When I rail about corporate logo creep, what do you think that’s about? Stadium construction, stadium naming rights, Chief Wahoo and other Native American imagery, the NFL continuing to use American flag helmet decals ever since 9/11 — c’mon, people, whether you realize it or not, politics and sports aesthetics are like two peas in a (hopefully hunter green) pod.

    But yes, today I made it more explicit than usual. I don’t see anything wrong with that, but I don’t expect to make a habit of it either.

    OK, that’s it for me today. Please do me proud by keeping the discussion on-topic while I’m out.

  • Marcus | April 12, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    I had no clue she was a Dodger fan, because I don’t keep up with her. Knowing that, she should move out of America.

    Every time a Dodger scores a run, an angel has its wings ripped off by a demon, and is forced to tearfully beg the demon to cauterize the wounds. The demon will refuse, and the sobbing angel will lie in a puddle of angel blood and feathers for eternity, wondering why the Dodgers are allowed to score runs. That’s not me talking: that’s science.

    Go Giants!

  • John | April 12, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”69374″]matt,
    Paul does a great job relating everything back to Unis, and its also his blog, he can do what he wants. WHo are you to make suggestions on what he should to for his blog? The “poliutical commentary” was used to set up his position as a yankees fan as opposed to the mets.[/quote]

    I really don’t see how all the backhanded insults and suggestions that NYC was better when it was crime-ridden have anything to do with uniforms.

    It seems to me that this was a convenient way for Paul to get a few jabs in at Giuliani while also mentioning uniforms, and not the other way around.

    And sure he can do what he wants with his blog, but we don’t have to read his blog either.

  • John | April 12, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”69386″]OK, that’s it for me today. Please do me proud by keeping the discussion on-topic while I’m out.[/quote]

    You talk about how sports and politics go hand in hand after writing a politically charged post, and then ask us not to talk about politics? Doesn’t make much sense to me.

    (BTW, I can’t stand Giuliani, for the record….)

  • Morgan Doninger | April 12, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    How did Rudy get the Devils to wear Yankees jerseys? Here’s how. Since Jamie Langenbrunner (13 letters) is in the photo this must be the Devils 2003 Cup winning team. That teams was owned by, drumroll please, the Yankee/Nets corporation. The Yankees would sell off the Devils and the Nets soon after, which I was fine with, because I have always considered my beloved Devils to be the anti-Yankees of sports organizations.

  • morganbiskit | April 12, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics. even if you win, you’re still retarded.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    Some comments to just throw out there:

    The fluckong has been on soccer/football kits ofr…well, forever. They’re better than the old crappy vinyl-looking heat-on numbers from back in the day, and that i think the cowboys still use. (minus my rad 1980 Bartkowski Falcons jersey, of course)

    The mayor of LA can wear a Dodgers jersey at anytime and have zero problems, cause Anahein is a seperate city that he’s not mayor of.

    And i still would rather ads (or nothing at all) on the front of MLS jerseys than city names or lame nicknames.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”69378″][quote comment=”69368″]
    And your previous comments seem to contradict each other. Is it “a huge deal for the Uni-centric” (#59) or “doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful” (#38)??? So what is it Teebz, Deal or No Deal? haha[/quote]

    Not contradictory. The details are important. The fact that they are applied to a BP jersey makes the numbering/lettering irrelevant as to their usage whether sewn-on or heat-pressed.

    It would be equivalent to having sewn-on lettering/numbering or heat-pressed numbering on a Minnesota Vikings purple home jersey for Paul. It doesn’t matter about the lettering/numbering because he’s never gonna wear the jersey. But the details of how they are applied is of Uni Watch interest. :o)[/quote]

    I think it’s more important than you’re giving it credit for…it’s different than your example because the Vikings can pick whatever method they want for their numbers. These heat applied MLB #’s are a league wide mandate. That means that one day down the road it could effect all of the teams game jerseys. As I said earlier, BP jerseys and spring training are always testing grounds for MLB’s new concepts. I’m just praying that it doesn’t catch on. If you sit back and think it’s not a big issue because it’s only a BP jersey, than don’t make any noise when it hits on the game jerseys.

    And on a side note, this and this are 2 of the most disturbing things I have ever seen!

  • Ian K | April 12, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    Last I checked she’s still dating Brad Penny, so that would explain the Dodgers connection. How he ever landed that, I have no idea.

    But it’s nice to know the Dodgers have some HOT fans, like my girl Winona and Alyssa.

  • Kenny | April 12, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    Speaking of little league

    Me & my bro are huge Cardinals fans (still are). so when he was playing little league, he wanted to wear red cleats. He did not know what team he was going to be on. Turns out his team that year was the A’s. Needless to say, he still gets made fun of for that get-up today (he’s 21). It was pretty hilarious seeing him running around in Green, Gold, gray pants, and red cleats!!!

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    But it’s nice to know the Dodgers have some HOT fans, like my girl Winona and Alyssa.

    Winona can teach the Dodgers how to steal bases.

    Sorry, but it was too easy.

  • Thorold Blair | April 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny

  • Kenny | April 12, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”69400″]Speaking of little league

    Me & my bro are huge Cardinals fans (still are). so when he was playing little league, he wanted to wear red cleats. He did not know what team he was going to be on. Turns out his team that year was the A’s. Needless to say, he still gets made fun of for that get-up today (he’s 21). It was pretty hilarious seeing him running around in Green, Gold, gray pants, and red cleats!!![/quote]

    oops that was supposed to be grew up huge Cardinals fans

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”69393″]
    And on a side note, this and this are 2 of the most disturbing things I have ever seen![/quote]

    “Rocker-inspired graphics”? “Inspired”? More like, let’s just rip off Metallica and Pink Floyd without giving them any credit……

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?

  • Robert | April 12, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”69401″]But it’s nice to know the Dodgers have some HOT fans, like my girl Winona and Alyssa.

    Winona can teach the Dodgers how to steal bases.

    Sorry, but it was too easy.[/quote]

    Dang it, here I was, trying to think up some funny felonious theft comment, and you beat me to it. Nice work.

  • Broker75 | April 12, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”69277″]Good little tidbit on Dubielewicz’s mask, Paul. I like!

    Great action last night in the playoffs. Too bad it took Pittsburgh 57 minutes to show up, losing 6-3. And what was with the brutal officiating?

    72 saves for Luongo, including 36 in four overtime periods, in the Vancouver 5-4 OT win! Bertuzzi or Luongo? No-brainer.[/quote]
    Teebz, the officiating wasn’t the best, but the Penguins weren’t ready to play. sorry. Crosby clearly will be the future of the NHL, and he will build from this loss. [but i’m not routing for the Pens].

  • LES | April 12, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    Hi

    So why did the Indians make there Chief Wahoo cap logo smaller than it used to be ,ive got a couple of tribe 5950s from a couple of seasons ago and the chief is much larger on those then the current hats .

    Les

  • Talon Lardner | April 12, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”69393″]
    And on a side note, this and this are 2 of the most disturbing things I have ever seen![/quote]

    My only objection is that they come “Pre-Faded”. I like to do the fading myself, MLB! Pre-fading just takes the fun out of t-shirts.

    As for the draft hats, my only objection to them is that weird extension of color onto the bill… just messes with my eyes for some reason.

  • Broker75 | April 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    It’s like advertising on the boards – it helps despite it not always looking good.

    how is the advertising done, one full sheet glued on? or individually painted on?
    Last nights playoffs were especially good because we got to see two new young exciting, talented stars in Sidney Crosby & Roberto Luongo. I’d pay to see these guys play, actually I have already.

  • Ian K | April 12, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Here’s a USA Today article about how some players think the #42 tribute has gone overboard.
    There’s a list of all the players who will wear 42 on Sunday too.

  • Matt R. | April 12, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”69408″][quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?[/quote]

    Off topic continuation: the buzz is that Penny was seen recently with Eliza Dushku while the Dodgers were in San Francisco.

  • Sage Confucius | April 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”69277″]Good little tidbit on Dubielewicz’s mask, Paul. I like!

    Great action last night in the playoffs. Too bad it took Pittsburgh 57 minutes to show up, losing 6-3. And what was with the brutal officiating?

    72 saves for Luongo, including 36 in four overtime periods, in the Vancouver 5-4 OT win! Bertuzzi or Luongo? No-brainer.[/quote]

    I like how the mask has Isles history on it – even the fisherman. Even if you don’t like him, he is a very recognizable piece of Islanders’ history.

    Teebz, I agree with you about the Luongo trade. I think Vancouver definitely got the better part of that. I thought he was going to have to be carried off the ice at the end of the game though. He was even having trouble with his balance in the crease.

    I didn’t get home from work until the end of the third period, but I still got to watch a game and an OT! That was awesome!

  • Broker75 | April 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    yeah, I’m pissed off at Guiliani too…for wearing a Red Sox jersey!!!

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”69393″]… it could effect all of the teams game jerseys.
    [/quote]

    Just because it COULD doesn’t mean it WILL.

    I’m a hockey guy. I don’t customize baseball jerseys, and wouldn’t spend a penny on a BP jersey nor its customization.

  • Andy (#11) | April 12, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”69391″]arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics. even if you win, you’re still retarded.[/quote]

    Yeah, morganbiskit, you would never stoop to the level of arguing on the internet…you just make fun of retarded people.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”69412″]
    Teebz, the officiating wasn’t the best, but the Penguins weren’t ready to play. sorry. Crosby clearly will be the future of the NHL, and he will build from this loss. [but i’m not routing for the Pens].[/quote]

    I’m not sure what is happening with the officials in the playoffs, but they were making calls up last night. Two five-on-threes in the first period? The call on Crosby leading to Preissing’s goal was, in my view, ridiculous.

    It’s the playoffs, not figure skating. Allow a little contact.

  • JAC | April 12, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    The problem wasn’t that you injected politics in the mix, the problem was that your comments and your poor defense of them made you sound stupid. Too bad.

  • Kim | April 12, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”69347″][quote comment=”69320″][quote comment=”69313″]What’s with these draft day caps?

    I understand that they only get worn once, but these things are horrendous. Way too much of a mesh look for my taste and was it necessary to add that little color strip with the team name on the bill?[/quote]

    You know what else bugs me about them?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    That’s the color the Eagles think they use. Here’s the color they really use:
    http://pancake.uchic...
    http://www.nbcsports...

    My issue with this – the two stripes on the side of the front, close to the Reebok logo. They provide no asthetic value. They’re just there in team colors. They take away from the main logo up front.[/quote]

    Sadly, I find it very difficult to locate any NFL hats with aesthetic value anymore. I just want a f’ing hat with the team logo, in the team color, no logos that wrap around half the hat, no weird stripes, no sharktooth designs, no flames…..just a basic hat.

  • Sage Confucius | April 12, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”69359″]uni watch is kinda like your favorite bar… there are always arguments about sports, politics, and religion… but at the end of the day, we are all friends, and we get drunk together.

    gotta share this with you guys though…

    1. go to http://www.google.co...
    2. click on “maps”
    3. click on “get directions”
    4. type “New York” in the first box (the “from” box)
    5. type “London” in the second box (the “to” box)
    (hit get directions)
    6. scroll down to step #23

    couldnt believe it.[/quote]

    Now that is sweet!

  • Sage Confucius | April 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    I don’t think so. As long as she keeps with the traditional color schemes (read-NOT PINK) then I think it’s great that women can show their support and still look like girls instead of shapeless blobs. I draw the line at lettering across the ass though.

  • Sage Confucius | April 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”69408″][quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?[/quote]

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if she ‘plays’ any positions other than pitcher?

  • todd krevanchi | April 12, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”69438″][quote comment=”69408″][quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?[/quote]

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if she ‘plays’ any positions other than pitcher?[/quote]

    well, i guess in this circumstance, she is the, ahem, catcher…

  • Brooks | April 12, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”69435″][quote comment=”69347″][quote comment=”69320″][quote comment=”69313″]What’s with these draft day caps?

    I understand that they only get worn once, but these things are horrendous. Way too much of a mesh look for my taste and was it necessary to add that little color strip with the team name on the bill?[/quote]

    You know what else bugs me about them?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    That’s the color the Eagles think they use. Here’s the color they really use:
    http://pancake.uchic...
    http://www.nbcsports...

    My issue with this – the two stripes on the side of the front, close to the Reebok logo. They provide no asthetic value. They’re just there in team colors. They take away from the main logo up front.[/quote]

    Sadly, I find it very difficult to locate any NFL hats with aesthetic value anymore. I just want a f’ing hat with the team logo, in the team color, no logos that wrap around half the hat, no weird stripes, no sharktooth designs, no flames…..just a basic hat.[/quote]

    I agree 100%. I personally don’t like to purhcase unlicensed products, because it just doesn’t seem authentic. Unfortunately I cannot find a Reebok made NFL licensed hat that I would ever consider wearing. Most of them are just god awful. However, I must say given the recent history of the hats, the draft day hats are the closest they have come yet to being okay. I too would have to agree that most Eagles products are never produced in the proper shade of green either.

  • Dave S | April 12, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Check out the cool flannel jerseys available here. Some great old designs. I especially like the Roy Hobbs jerseys.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    Has anyone bought the Natural box set that comes with the NY hat?? I’m wondering what kind of quality it is.

  • Tim | April 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    Sounds like Paul had some yankee envy this morning.
    Joe, I saw that box set and wondered the exact same thing.

  • SL | April 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    I would like to introduce a new phrase to Uni Watch Nation:

    Yankee Apologist

    As in “Giuliani is a Yankee Apologist.”

  • Brian | April 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    That’s enough for me. I’ve been a loyal reader of this blog since it began and I’ve often wondered how long Paul could keep a daily blog on sport uniforms before he ran out of material. Well Ladies and Gentleman it appears that day has arrived. I understand that this is HIS blog and he write whatever the hell he wants. He’ll just have one less guy reading from now on. Today when his entry contained nothing but his political views, his obvious “Yankee Envy” and a 60 year old picture of Rudy Giuliani I realized I’ve had enough. Paul, it was a good run. Your fellow New Yorker, Brian

  • Valjean | April 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    Sorry Paul, can’t let this lie. I believe it is on-topic and uni-related.

    But regarding this whole “I don’t come here for politics” trope — you’re kidding, right?

    No, I’m not. There’s a categorical difference between discussing topics like wearing “42” and calling a politician a leader of a “characterless police state.” The latter is an opinion, not — in this post — backed up with any facts. If you believe it, fine — but that opinion has nothing to do with unis. (Unless wearing that LL uni somehow gave him dictatorial ideas — interesting, but clearly off-topic.) The other sports-and-politics subjects you mentioned clearly do. That’s the difference. When I say “I don’t come here for politics” what I mean is “I don’t particularly care to read your rants.”

    So you say “deal with it.” Fine, I will. And of course it’s your blog and you can say what you want. But I’d politely remind you to remember what I expect the vast majority of your audience (including yours truly) comes here for — and I hope I’ve clarified that.

    (For the record, I could care less about Giuliani the politician — and much less about Giuliani the Yankee fan. And I compliment you for generally handling this commentary well.)

  • Jim | April 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    I call the team from College Station, “Texas A2M.”

    Urban Dictionary it if you don’t know what the acronym means.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | April 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    I’m official addicted to Uni-Watch when I look at a picture of a sporting event and think about who likes what. I personally hate the all black but Minna I thought of you. Don’t remember seeing any cricket photos lately so Minna this one is for you.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    I didn’t see anyone type “This is a uni related site, not a beer site!” when there were 100 posts about beer yesterday!!!

    It seems like some readers are picking and choosing their battles when it comes to topics they don’t enjoy.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    and I already know the counter…the posters made it a beer theme day, not Paul….but you all get what I’m trying to say

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”69439″][quote comment=”69438″][quote comment=”69408″][quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?[/quote]

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if she ‘plays’ any positions other than pitcher?[/quote]

    well, i guess in this circumstance, she is the, ahem, catcher…[/quote]

    Maybe Tara Reid will come out with a line NFL fashion since she is to that league what Alyssa Milano is to the MLB (Brian Urlacher, Tom Brady, and–allegedly–Eli Manning….funny, can’t see Eli bringing Tara to a Manning family get together).

  • Miguel | April 12, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”69454″]That’s enough for me. I’ve been a loyal reader of this blog since it began and I’ve often wondered how long Paul could keep a daily blog on sport uniforms before he ran out of material. Well Ladies and Gentleman it appears that day has arrived. I understand that this is HIS blog and he write whatever the hell he wants. He’ll just have one less guy reading from now on. Today when his entry contained nothing but his political views, his obvious “Yankee Envy” and a 60 year old picture of Rudy Giuliani I realized I’ve had enough. Paul, it was a good run. Your fellow New Yorker, Brian[/quote]

    Wow, people are really sensitive.

    As far as uni-related, I can’t imagine a tackle-twill sponsor logo on my Arsenal jersey. Is flocking really all that bad for lighter-material jerseys?

  • WVU Tom | April 12, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”69462″][quote comment=”69439″][quote comment=”69438″][quote comment=”69408″][quote comment=”69402″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    and brad penny[/quote]

    Actually, thinking about how the biologocial aspect of it works, shouldn’t it be she’s been nailed by Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny?[/quote]

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if she ‘plays’ any positions other than pitcher?[/quote]

    well, i guess in this circumstance, she is the, ahem, catcher…[/quote]

    Maybe Tara Reid will come out with a line NFL fashion since she is to that league what Alyssa Milano is to the MLB (Brian Urlacher, Tom Brady, and–allegedly–Eli Manning….funny, can’t see Eli bringing Tara to a Manning family get together).[/quote]

    …Don’t forget about Kyle Boller.

  • ToasterPoodle | April 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”69454″]That’s enough for me. I’ve been a loyal reader of this blog since it began and I’ve often wondered how long Paul could keep a daily blog on sport uniforms before he ran out of material. Well Ladies and Gentleman it appears that day has arrived. I understand that this is HIS blog and he write whatever the hell he wants. He’ll just have one less guy reading from now on. Today when his entry contained nothing but his political views, his obvious “Yankee Envy” and a 60 year old picture of Rudy Giuliani I realized I’ve had enough. Paul, it was a good run. Your fellow New Yorker, Brian[/quote]
    Good Riddance

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”69286″]For those who care, MLS and Adidas have launched a website profiling the uniforms (sans sponsor) for the 2007 season.[/quote]

    Ben, I care. Thanks for posting. I have realized that I like football kits to be monochromatic.

    Oh, and if I don’t lke something Paul writes, I shrug it off. It is his blog, and he can write what he wants. You don’t like it? You don’t have to read it. You’re not going to like a site a hundred percent of the time.

    As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.

  • Kim | April 12, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”69463″][quote comment=”69454″]That’s enough for me. I’ve been a loyal reader of this blog since it began and I’ve often wondered how long Paul could keep a daily blog on sport uniforms before he ran out of material. Well Ladies and Gentleman it appears that day has arrived. I understand that this is HIS blog and he write whatever the hell he wants. He’ll just have one less guy reading from now on. Today when his entry contained nothing but his political views, his obvious “Yankee Envy” and a 60 year old picture of Rudy Giuliani I realized I’ve had enough. Paul, it was a good run. Your fellow New Yorker, Brian[/quote]

    Wow, people are really sensitive.

    As far as uni-related, I can’t imagine a tackle-twill sponsor logo on my Arsenal jersey. Is flocking really all that bad for lighter-material jerseys?[/quote]

    I’ve got one of the Nike US Soccer jerseys from 1995/6 with tackle-twill lettering and numbering, makes for a very back heavy jersey. And it’s at least twice the weight of the same jerseys without lettering and numbering.

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    You know it never ceases to amaze me how personally offended people can get at the mere mention of politics. As a Democrat in a sea of Republicans (read: Texas), I’m a lone blue dot amongst my friends. But we’re all still friends and the fact that I disagree with their views on certain things doesn’t color any of that. So for people to lose their minds and tear their hair out of their heads over the mere mention of politics–whether you agree with what’s said or not–is mind boggling to me. It makes even less sense to me to get so personally offended that you’ll vow never to visit the site again. But to each his own I guess. Anyway, having said that I’m sure someone will find fault with what I’ve said and attempt to rip into me, so have at it.

  • Justin | April 12, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”69325″
    Did I throw in some personal opinion? Yes. Live with it.[/quote]

    Exactly. It’s his blog, he can say what he wants. You don’t have to read it.

  • Tony | April 12, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Valjean,

    You left your bottle and your blankie at your mom’s house

  • Robert | April 12, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”69446″]Has anyone bought the Natural box set that comes with the NY hat?? I’m wondering what kind of quality it is.[/quote]

    Great question. I am thinking about buying the special set, but I fear that the hat is either a cheap piece of crap or too small for my fat head (size 7 1/2) or both.

  • Patrick | April 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Watching the Mets-Phillies games the last few nights, I have to say that the worst part of the Mets uniforms are those god awful two tone helmuts. They are truly disgusting.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”69458″]I’m official addicted to Uni-Watch when I look at a picture of a sporting event and think about who likes what. I personally hate the all black but Minna I thought of you. Don’t remember seeing any cricket photos lately so Minna this one is for you.[/quote]

    Thanks, Matt! It’s nice to know that my brainwashing is working.

    Joe, i completely agree with you about the beer thing. Yes, one person made a comment about it, but most people didn’t. I am one who heavily contributed to that thread, so I can’t say much, but if someone is going to stop reading because of one entry that person doesn’t like–that’s pretty sad.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    Oh, and two links request: the Zamboni aforementioned, and the Natural box also aforementioned.

    P.S. Matthew S., you said it much better than I did. I, for one, have got your back.

  • Brian | April 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.

  • todd krevanchi | April 12, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”69453″]I would like to introduce a new phrase to Uni Watch Nation:

    Yankee Apologist

    As in “Giuliani is a Yankee Apologist.”[/quote]

    hmmm, a fan of the dan patrick show???

    [quote comment=”69454″]He’ll just have one less guy reading from now on. …I realized I’ve had enough.[/quote]

    later bro.

    [quote comment=”69455”]There’s a categorical difference between discussing topics like wearing “42” and calling a politician a leader of a “characterless police state.” The latter is an opinion, not — in this post — backed up with any facts.[/quote]

    i honestly cant believe that this is going on…
    this is a non-issue folks. every day since 5/17/06 opinions have been posted here with (little or) no argument, be it buy the column’s authors (paul lukas, john ekhdahl, vince grzegorek, and even myself) or by its posting responders on any array of issues
    high pants, low pants, pajama pants.
    the unitard football look.
    oregon.
    beers.
    regional night life.

    we all have our own opinion on every part of our lives be it uniform minutae, food and drink, or politics. although we come for uniform topics, you KNOW that we tend to stray from those issues from time to time… if you didnt know that, then you werent here very long or were reading a different blog than i was for the last 11 months.

    so todays entry had some political undertones in it… who gives a crap!
    i agree… deal with it and move on. most of us already have.

  • Anthony Verna | April 12, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

  • jesse | April 12, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”69453″]I would like to introduce a new phrase to Uni Watch Nation:

    Yankee Apologist

    As in “Giuliani is a Yankee Apologist.”[/quote]

    Giuliani is not a Yankee apologist, he is a Yankee fan, he lives in New York, he’s allowed.

    I am a Yankee apologist, because I like them for all the reasons most people hate them. Their obnoxious, they buy all the best players, their disappointing season is the best season the Mets have had in fifteen years, etc. I don’t even know if I’m an apologist, because I don’t really see the need to any excuses for them.

    They buy the best players off your favorite team. Tough. If you don’t want them to poach your guys, pay them. Do you think the person who owns your favorite team is poor? He’s not. He’s cheap, there’s a difference. He cares about money more than winning. The Yankees care about winning more than money, and because of it they are rich beyond everyone’s wildest dreams, and that is why I like them. No apologies necessary, and frankly, none given.

    And they have the uniforms that all uniforms are measured against. Some are better, most are worse, but the Yankees uniforms, home and road are the standard for excellence, just like the team.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”69480″][quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

    It’s not that it’s not a jersey, it’s a way of ‘sexifying’ (I know it’s not a word) the female fan. I don’t watch sports to be cute or sexy or whatever. Her line is like Victoria’s Secret for sports fans. I am not going to look like a Barbie doll (not that I could) while going to a game. It’s not going to happen. Hey, I have an idea! How about team-colored thongs for men? This is the only one I would consider buying:

    Ok.

    Actual link about how the Red Sox reel ’em in (#1)

    Read #1 How to get them from the start.

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]

    And yet it was politics that made you feel so inclined to come out and say all of this? I guess my question is if today’s entry was politically related would you just go quietly into that good night or would you have been just as vocal in your departure? I’m not trying to be a smartass (sometimes I am by accident), rather I’m genuinely curious. I really don’t see that the quality has been running off lately, sure there are days when Paul writes about things that I’m less than interested in, but this blog can’t be all things to all people (and can any website for that matter?)

  • Jason | April 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    This should make Paul happy

  • patrick | April 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]

    Brian,
    Am I to assume the “downhill” trend of this blog has to do with things like… oh I dont know, historical postings, postings about sports or team you dont like, people you dont like etc? This blog is about everything dealing with uniforms. As you might have noticed, todays post by Paul actually prompted a number of interesting threads about other mayors and their teams allegiance, and showing that allegiance. I personally found the article boring, but thats becasue I read the original article in Newsday on wednesday, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I think its very interesting, and perhaps more ironic that hes wearing the red sox jersey as a kid. Everytime an unorthodox post is made by paul, this blog gets at least 1 or 2 people claiming the blog is on a downhill trend, or Paul has run out of things to write about, when in reality it may be more like “Paul has run out of things I LIKE, to write about

  • Chad G | April 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]

    I thought you were done already? So why are you still here posting. You walked yourself right into the criticism by making your ridiculous statement. You are obviously not done with the blog.

  • Broker75 | April 12, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”69483″][quote comment=”69480″][quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

    It’s not that it’s not a jersey, it’s a way of ‘sexifying’ (I know it’s not a word) the female fan. I don’t watch sports to be cute or sexy or whatever. Her line is like Victoria’s Secret for sports fans. I am not going to look like a Barbie doll (not that I could) while going to a game. It’s not going to happen. Hey, I have an idea! How about team-colored thongs for men? This is the only one I would consider buying:

    Ok.

    Actual link about how the Red Sox reel ’em in (#1)

    Read #1 How to get them from the start.[/quote]
    sorry Minna, but I’m in disagreement too. I think it works, and we don’t complain everytime you post a pic of Bernie Kosar and Troy Pola etc.

  • Kenny | April 12, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]

    Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!

    Was this entry my favorite topic? No, but I read the blog for updates (and funny shit that happens in the world of sports) on what’s going on and mostly for the comments as well. If the blog entry doesn’t interest you, guess what…don’t read it.

  • WVU Tom | April 12, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    I think Paul (and Vince, et al) do a great job filling this site with material every day. Sure, when you write a daily blog, there’s bound to be some days when there’s simply not much new material, just like any aspect of sports (or any subject), and you have to improvise. (and yes, I realize that I’m pretty much preaching to the choir here).

    It’s not like Paul was pushing a personal agenda, just providing commentary.

    Even if I don’t have a particular interest in the material being presented that day, I still like to visit the site because at the very least it provides an avenue to discuss an area of sports I’ve always found intriging with a lot of people people who share in that interest.

    Thanks! Keep up the good work and see everyone tomorrow!

  • Hank | April 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Re: Wade Dubielewicz’s mask. Instead of Bobby Nystrom he should have a picture of Leon Stickle with his eyes closed at the blue line. Guy blew an obvious offside which allowed the Isles to tie Game 6 leading to Nystrom’s goal. Arrrrggghhhhh!!!!

  • Auric | April 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Wow, how can Paul write those honest, personal comments concerning public figures about whom he has an opinion, and all on a blog he created and moderates…that’s some nerve. Who the heck does this guy think he is? Does he think he lives in a country where it is free and legal to express his opinion? Well that’s enough for me “Comrade” Lukas, have fun with your-pinko blog!!!

  • Trev | April 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Wyoming sure does go to alot of trouble to protect a logo that isn’t that great to begin with. I know when I was in school they forced my college to go from this to this. I also read where they have sued a few charities for using a similar logo. Classy.

  • Richard | April 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”69483″][quote comment=”69480″][quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

    It’s not that it’s not a jersey, it’s a way of ‘sexifying’ (I know it’s not a word) the female fan. I don’t watch sports to be cute or sexy or whatever. Her line is like Victoria’s Secret for sports fans. I am not going to look like a Barbie doll (not that I could) while going to a game. It’s not going to happen. Hey, I have an idea! How about team-colored thongs for men? This is the only one I would consider buying:

    Ok.

    Actual link about how the Red Sox reel ’em in (#1)

    Read #1 How to get them from the start.[/quote]

    What, you would not get these? or this?

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    Here is an ebay listing of the NY hat from the Natural DVD…looks like a piece of crap

  • todd krevanchi | April 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”69485″]This should make Paul happy[/quote]

    who cares about paul, that makes ME happy!
    milano has no idea how good a time we would have together.

    i dont remember ANYONE getting their panties all up in a bunch in early march when vince wrote this column…
    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • Rydell | April 12, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    I found it surprising that Paul let out ‘his secrets’ in his opening. I had an idea of what kind of person he is just by visiting uni-watch every morning, but now, sorry to say, it’s changed.
    For him to publicly critisize a figure who helped the city of New York, and make him look like an idiot is ballsy, actually no, not ballsy, dumb. But I’ll still visit and comment, cause I come to get updates on uniforms.
    What shocked me is when I read the title-> ‘Bronx Cheer’ I thought the Yankees were gonna get some love today (for once). This wasn’t a friendly bashing either..

  • Andy (#11) | April 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    When I google giuliani mets I get this…

    Uni Watch
    Google “Giuliani Mets,” meanwhile, and you get this. Fucker. It’s no coincidence that Giuliani’s political style is characterized by the same kind of …

  • Chad G | April 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    Now to us Uniwatchers the most exciting days for us is when a team unviels an new Uni. We get to rip them or applaud them. We get to discuss what we like and dislike. This obviously can’t happen everyday, but for some people they seem to expect it. This is just ridiculous, it makes me wonder how some people get so spoiled. The blog hasn’t even been up a year. The Uni info will probably heat up much more in late summer/early fall when baseball is heading for the playoffs and football is getting started. Just relax people. Enjoy the blog for what it is…a blog

  • Anthony Verna | April 12, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”69488″]sorry Minna, but I’m in disagreement too. I think it works, and we don’t complain everytime you post a pic of Bernie Kosar and Troy Pola etc.[/quote]

    I’ll post anything to keep Minna happy.

    http://www.baltimore...

  • Dan | April 12, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    just found this – an extremely detailed explanation about CWRU’s new logo with templates for the baseball, football, and track/XC uniforms

    also Wyoming isn’t the only one protective of their logo. Case’s used to look like Michigan States, only blue instead of green, but after some pressure from them we changed it to this, which i think looks pretty nice, but of course they don’t sell any thing with that logo on it

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

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]
    Pardon my language, but you sound like a real asshole. Just my two cents.

  • My Name is not Earl | April 12, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Right about now, I’m headed to the season opener for the Cubs’ AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies (located just outside of Knoxville). No color changes were needed (they’ve had red, white, and blue since becoming a Cardinals affiliate). One thing I don’t like is the alternate hat. I liked the Expos’ white-front hat, but it doesn’t work here. The bear taking a bite out of the “TS” is cool, but the Cubs have removed it from the traditional home and road hats, which seems odd, seeing how this is a Cubs farm team.

    http://www.smokiesba...

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”69503″]I found it surprising that Paul let out ‘his secrets’ in his opening. I had an idea of what kind of person he is just by visiting uni-watch every morning, but now, sorry to say, it’s changed.
    For him to publicly critisize a figure who helped the city of New York, and make him look like an idiot is ballsy, actually no, not ballsy, dumb. But I’ll still visit and comment, cause I come to get updates on uniforms.
    What shocked me is when I read the title-> ‘Bronx Cheer’ I thought the Yankees were gonna get some love today (for once). This wasn’t a friendly bashing either..[/quote]

    But there’s no reason to take it personally (not that you are). Paul in the past listed the Astros uniforms of the late 1970s and early 80s as some of the worst of all time. I happen to love those uniforms. I don’t take it personally whenever he or anyone else takes a proverbial or literary crap on them.

    This is actually uniform related (crazy I know), but the other night during the Mariners-Red Sox game, after Brendan Donnelly nearly got into a fight with Jose Guillen, it looked like the letters of Guillen’s name were stitched directly into his jersey rather than via nameplate (which seems kind of unusual for an away gray uniform).

    Jose Guillen (earlier in the game): http://sports.espn.g...

    Sure enough though, it looks like Felix Hernandez doesn’t have a nameplate either (letters look sewn directly on): http://sports.espn.g...

    Same for Kenji Johjima: http://sports.espn.g...

    But here, it looks like in years past they did use nameplates: Home: http://upload.wikime...

    Away: http://images.usatod...

    If anything, it seems like a team would go from directly sewing the letters to the more lazy nameplates, but the Mariners seem to have done the opposite.

  • WVU Tom | April 12, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    RE: Woman’s MLB clothing line

    I see no problem with it–a lot of fan based merchandise is casual wear that has been branded and licensed by a particualar team. Most fans don’t wear “game ready” jerseys and other apparel (I’d actually feel like a fool if I came to a baseball game dressed as if I was ready to play–even if I was wearing some cool stirups).

    Like I said before, as long as it inst that pink crap, it’s ok with me.

    And if the women I see wearing it look like Alyssa Milano, well that’s just a bonus

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

    Love this topic Paul…got people riled up. I’m not a yankees fan or a New Yorker. However, I love a good polical discussion. I’m liberal and a Cubs fan so I know pain and suffering.

    That said, I’m ready for a beer and I’m going to meet my best friend who is a Cardinals fan and a staunch Republican….can’t we all just get along!

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”69511″]If anything, it seems like a team would go from directly sewing the letters to the more lazy nameplates, but the Mariners seem to have done the opposite.[/quote]

    On the contrary, sewing directly on the jersey is the lazy way. It’s one less pass to the seamstress.

    The real purpose of nameplates was to make it easy to remove a name to re-use jerseys…which now is way more difficult and sometimes impossible. I guess teams are not re-using as many jerseys as before.

    My guess is because they are not as high quality as they were back in the day, and they snag a lot easier.

  • Broker75 | April 12, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    Does anyone know if there is any playoff patch? [for the NHL] I’ve done (some) research, but couldn’t find shite.

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”69515″][quote comment=”69511″]If anything, it seems like a team would go from directly sewing the letters to the more lazy nameplates, but the Mariners seem to have done the opposite.[/quote]

    On the contrary, sewing directly on the jersey is the lazy way. It’s one less pass to the seamstress.

    The real purpose of nameplates was to make it easy to remove a name to re-use jerseys…which now is way more difficult and sometimes impossible. I guess teams are not re-using as many jerseys as before.

    My guess is because they are not as high quality as they were back in the day, and they snag a lot easier.[/quote]

    Interesting, thanks for shining some light on that Joe. Why then do the Astros do direct sewing of letters on their home pin stripes while the Twins use name plates (which look really friggin tacky in my opinion because it breaks up the pin stripe pattern).

    Astros pin stripes: http://www.tristarpr...

    Twins pin stripes: http://cache.boston....

  • Jill | April 12, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    RE: Women’s MLB clothing line

    I think they are hideous.

    But there are a bunch of other crappy products I wouldn’t wear either.

    I did buy this and it looks surprisingly good.

  • Joe | April 12, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”69517″][quote comment=”69515″][quote comment=”69511″]If anything, it seems like a team would go from directly sewing the letters to the more lazy nameplates, but the Mariners seem to have done the opposite.[/quote]

    On the contrary, sewing directly on the jersey is the lazy way. It’s one less pass to the seamstress.

    The real purpose of nameplates was to make it easy to remove a name to re-use jerseys…which now is way more difficult and sometimes impossible. I guess teams are not re-using as many jerseys as before.

    My guess is because they are not as high quality as they were back in the day, and they snag a lot easier.[/quote]

    Interesting, thanks for shining some light on that Joe. Why then do the Astros do direct sewing of letters on their home pin stripes while the Twins use name plates (which look really friggin tacky in my opinion because it breaks up the pin stripe pattern).

    Astros pin stripes: http://www.tristarpr...

    Twins pin stripes: http://cache.boston....

    I think it’s just personal opinion of whoever is making decisions at those teams. I hated the nameplate on pinstripes at first, but it’s growing on me. It makes the name easier to read at least.

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”69521″][quote comment=”69517″][quote comment=”69515″][quote comment=”69511″]If anything, it seems like a team would go from directly sewing the letters to the more lazy nameplates, but the Mariners seem to have done the opposite.[/quote]

    On the contrary, sewing directly on the jersey is the lazy way. It’s one less pass to the seamstress.

    The real purpose of nameplates was to make it easy to remove a name to re-use jerseys…which now is way more difficult and sometimes impossible. I guess teams are not re-using as many jerseys as before.

    My guess is because they are not as high quality as they were back in the day, and they snag a lot easier.[/quote]

    Interesting, thanks for shining some light on that Joe. Why then do the Astros do direct sewing of letters on their home pin stripes while the Twins use name plates (which look really friggin tacky in my opinion because it breaks up the pin stripe pattern).

    Astros pin stripes: http://www.tristarpr...

    Twins pin stripes: http://cache.boston....

    I think it’s just personal opinion of whoever is making decisions at those teams. I hated the nameplate on pinstripes at first, but it’s growing on me. It makes the name easier to read at least.[/quote]

    It does make the names easier to read, but I can’t get over the white rectangle that breaks up otherwise awesome pinstripes. Thanks again for the insight Joe.

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”69516″]Does anyone know if there is any playoff patch? [for the NHL] I’ve done (some) research, but couldn’t find shite.[/quote]

    They haven’t revealed the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals patch yet, but I assume it will look a lot like the 2006 patch since the NHL has a knack for just changing the year on those patches: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.

  • Jon in SLC | April 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”69493″]Wow, how can Paul write those honest, personal comments concerning public figures about whom he has an opinion, and all on a blog he created and moderates…that’s some nerve. Who the heck does this guy think he is? Does he think he lives in a country where it is free and legal to express his opinion? Well that’s enough for me “Comrade” Lukas, have fun with your-pinko blog!!![/quote]

    Now that’s funny!

    I don’t think I need to restate everything said in defense of this blog. Krevanchi and Matthew S. have said it better than I would have. Do I love every topic ever discussed? No. I get tired of all the Mets talk, I like the Astros’ Tequila Sunrise uni’s, and I don’t mind purple. But I do like the different points of view and the ‘friends’ that I talk to on here. As far as todays Giuliani topic, I for one like to hear a New Yorkers insight. It adds some variety I otherwise wouldn’t get here in good ol’ Utah.

  • Hogie | April 12, 2007 at 4:06 pm |

    Today’s comments have gotten a little heated at times, let’s lighten it up a little. Holla at a Benson.

    Note: I didn’t see Ms. Milano wearing anything baseball stylings like that.

  • Hogie | April 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”69529″]Today’s comments have gotten a little heated at times, let’s lighten it up a little. Holla at a Benson.

    Note: I didn’t see Ms. Milano wearing any baseball stylings like that.[/quote]

    Whops!

  • concealed78 | April 12, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”69393″][quote comment=”69378″][quote comment=”69368″]
    And your previous comments seem to contradict each other. Is it “a huge deal for the Uni-centric” (#59) or “doesn’t have much of an effect on the Uni Watch faithful” (#38)??? So what is it Teebz, Deal or No Deal? haha[/quote]

    Not contradictory. The details are important. The fact that they are applied to a BP jersey makes the numbering/lettering irrelevant as to their usage whether sewn-on or heat-pressed.

    It would be equivalent to having sewn-on lettering/numbering or heat-pressed numbering on a Minnesota Vikings purple home jersey for Paul. It doesn’t matter about the lettering/numbering because he’s never gonna wear the jersey. But the details of how they are applied is of Uni Watch interest. :o)[/quote]

    I think it’s more important than you’re giving it credit for…it’s different than your example because the Vikings can pick whatever method they want for their numbers. These heat applied MLB #’s are a league wide mandate. That means that one day down the road it could effect all of the teams game jerseys. As I said earlier, BP jerseys and spring training are always testing grounds for MLB’s new concepts. I’m just praying that it doesn’t catch on. If you sit back and think it’s not a big issue because it’s only a BP jersey, than don’t make any noise when it hits on the game jerseys. [/quote]

    Well, is this a viewpoint of a preference of tackle twill numbers and letters & quality issues? I don’t really know much about the heat press-ons. Lower quality / prone to fading / falling off? My hunch this is the wave of the future.

  • Valjean | April 12, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    Tony: You left your bottle and your blankie at your mom’s house

    Todd: i honestly cant believe that this is going on…

    Sheesh.

    Hey, I just don’t like political rants with my morning cup of Uniwatch — and wanted to let Paul know that. One fan’s opinion. Is that a suitable comment subject? (Apparently everything else is!)

    I love this blog for the very reason that it’s one of the few corners of the web that isn’t covered with partisan spew. Sorry if that’s infantile or unbelievable to you.

  • Matthew S. | April 12, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    I’ve always wondered how American managers in Japan (like Terry Collins and Bobby Valentine) argued with Japanese umpires who might not know english. That must be a spectacle.

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Japanese umpires seem to sport a lot red trim on their uniforms too.

  • Anthony Verna | April 12, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”69536″]I’ve always wondered how American managers in Japan (like Terry Collins and Bobby Valentine) argued with Japanese umpires who might not know english. That must be a spectacle.

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Japanese umpires seem to sport a lot red trim on their uniforms too.[/quote]

    From what I understand, Bobby Valentine has learned to speak Japanese.

    Also, his Japanese Wikipedia page is MUCH longer than his English page.
    English: http://en.wikipedia....
    Japanese:
    http://ja.wikipedia....

  • Sage Confucius | April 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”69495″][quote comment=”69483″][quote comment=”69480″][quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

    It’s not that it’s not a jersey, it’s a way of ‘sexifying’ (I know it’s not a word) the female fan. I don’t watch sports to be cute or sexy or whatever. Her line is like Victoria’s Secret for sports fans. I am not going to look like a Barbie doll (not that I could) while going to a game. It’s not going to happen. Hey, I have an idea! How about team-colored thongs for men? This is the only one I would consider buying:

    Ok.

    Actual link about how the Red Sox reel ’em in (#1)

    Read #1 How to get them from the start.[/quote]

    What, you would not get these? or this?[/quote]

    No lettering on the ass!!!!!! That just kills me. It just screams, “Look at my ass!”

  • Tako | April 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”69391″]arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics. even if you win, you’re still retarded.[/quote]

    that just reminds me of one of the inappropriately funny jokes i’ve heard lately:

    What’s better than a gold medal in the Special Olympics?

    Not being retarded.

  • LouUmp | April 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”69529″]Today’s comments have gotten a little heated at times, let’s lighten it up a little. Holla at a Benson.

    Note: I didn’t see Ms. Milano wearing anything baseball stylings like that.[/quote]

    get a load of those seams!

  • Seth H | April 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    Re: Wade Dubielewicz’s mask. Instead of Bobby Nystrom he should have a picture of Leon Stickle with his eyes closed at the blue line. Guy blew an obvious offside which allowed the Isles to tie Game 6 leading to Nystrom’s goal. Arrrrggghhhhh!!!!

    Read post 78.

    Here’s a link to more information. http://www.msgnetwor...

  • Chuck Ryals | April 12, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”69268″][quote comment=”69262″]Also, check out the arched lettering on one of the Springfield Cardinal’s pitchers, Cory Rauschenberger’s jersey.[/quote]

    Whoa, a 14-letter name — that matches Braves minor league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and would set the record for the longest MLB surname if he makes it to the bigs (the current record of 13 is shared by Kirk Dressendorfer, William Van Landingham, Steve Wojciechowski, and the immortal Tim Spooneybarger). Is this Rauschenberger a hot prospect? We’ve gotta get him to the majors![/quote]

    The Indians had a player named Jerry Dybzinski back in the 80’s. his nickname was “the eye chart man”. :-)

  • Nate from SlipperyRock | April 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    One thing I have been thinking about for a while now is Alternate Unis. I mean some teams have none while others have upwards of 3. Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home)
    Houston Astros: 3 alternates (2 Home,One Away)
    Oakland A’s: 1 alternate (Home)
    Toronto Blue Jays: 1 alternate (Home)
    Atlanta Braves: 1 alternate (Home)
    Milwaukee Brewers: 2 alternate (2 Home)
    St.Louis Cardinals: 0 alternate
    Chicago Cubs: 1 alternate (Home)
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    LA Dodgers: 0 alternate
    Arizona Diamondbacks: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    San Francisco Giants: 0 alternates
    Cleveland Indians: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    Seattle Mariners: 1 alternate (Home)
    Florida Marlins: 1 alternate (Home)
    New York Mets: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Washington Nationals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Baltimore Orioles: 1 alternate (Home)
    San Diego Padres: 1 alternate (Home)
    Philadelphia Phillies: 0 alternates
    Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 alternates (3 Home)
    Texas Rangers: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Boston Red Sox: 1 alternate (Home)
    Cincinnati Reds: 1 alternate (Home)
    Colorado Rockies: 3 alternates(3 Home)
    Kansas City Royals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Detroit Tigers: 0 alternates
    Minnesota Twins: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Chicago White Sox: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    New York Yankees: 0 alternates
    (Note this does not include Cooperstown Jerseys, Special event Jerseys,ect… Also, this does not take into account alternate caps, only jerseys)
    I find it fascinating how teams can have enough jerseys to wear a different one for every day of the series they are playing. Like they say, Diversity is a spice of life. Personally, I think every team should have at least one.

  • Chuck Ryals | April 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”69416″]Hi

    So why did the Indians make there Chief Wahoo cap logo smaller than it used to be ,ive got a couple of tribe 5950s from a couple of seasons ago and the chief is much larger on those then the current hats .

    Les[/quote]
    this has been a pet peeve of mine Les, the smaller Wahoo makes the hats look like dime store replicas. It is the worst cap in baseball at the moment, and NOT for political correctness reasons.

  • Ron | April 12, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”69342″][quote comment=”69341″]What a great night for hockey playoffs! Non uni related question though. Is anyone here a Sharks fan? If so, where has Joe Pavelski been lately? He hasn’t even been on the roster in a while. Just kind of curious since he was a buddy of mine in high school. Thanks in advance.[/quote]

    He’s still with the Sharks, but was a healthy scratch last night.[/quote]

    He has been a healthy scratch during the last part of the regular season as well. With Jonathan Cheechoo out, you may see a lot of Joe in the playoffs.

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”69551″]One thing I have been thinking about for a while now is Alternate Unis. I mean some teams have none while others have upwards of 3. Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home)
    Houston Astros: 3 alternates (2 Home,One Away)
    Oakland A’s: 1 alternate (Home)
    Toronto Blue Jays: 1 alternate (Home)
    Atlanta Braves: 1 alternate (Home)
    Milwaukee Brewers: 2 alternate (2 Home)
    St.Louis Cardinals: 0 alternate
    Chicago Cubs: 1 alternate (Home)
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    LA Dodgers: 0 alternate
    Arizona Diamondbacks: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    San Francisco Giants: 0 alternates
    Cleveland Indians: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    Seattle Mariners: 1 alternate (Home)
    Florida Marlins: 1 alternate (Home)
    New York Mets: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Washington Nationals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Baltimore Orioles: 1 alternate (Home)
    San Diego Padres: 1 alternate (Home)
    Philadelphia Phillies: 0 alternates
    Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 alternates (3 Home)
    Texas Rangers: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Boston Red Sox: 1 alternate (Home)
    Cincinnati Reds: 1 alternate (Home)
    Colorado Rockies: 3 alternates(3 Home)
    Kansas City Royals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Detroit Tigers: 0 alternates
    Minnesota Twins: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Chicago White Sox: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    New York Yankees: 0 alternates
    (Note this does not include Cooperstown Jerseys, Special event Jerseys,ect… Also, this does not take into account alternate caps, only jerseys)
    I find it fascinating how teams can have enough jerseys to wear a different one for every day of the series they are playing. Like they say, Diversity is a spice of life. Personally, I think every team should have at least one.[/quote]

    The Giants used to have a black alternate that they were at home; I remember seeing some clips of Bonds hitting home runs with the black jersey. Maybe they’ve abandoned it……?

  • Andrew | April 12, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”69524″][quote comment=”69516″]Does anyone know if there is any playoff patch? [for the NHL] I’ve done (some) research, but couldn’t find shite.[/quote]

    They haven’t revealed the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals patch yet, but I assume it will look a lot like the 2006 patch since the NHL has a knack for just changing the year on those patches: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.[/quote]

    Actually last year was the first time the patch was changed as far as I can remember… I happen to like the old patch more though

  • Valjean | April 12, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home) …

    Great digging, thanks. Anyone else notice this trend …?

    “Old School” (Zero alts): Cards, Dodgers, Giants, Phils, Yanks

    “New School” (3 alts): ‘stros, Mets, Pirates, Rangers, Rockies, Twins

    Excepting the Bucs, this looks like Old Guard vs. Expansion Teams. I hear you about Spice Of Life and all, but give me the classics anyday. They seem to do just fine without any garish alts.

    (Of course, this is now. To my recollection only the Dodgers and Yanks weathered the 70s with any grace …)

  • New Yorker | April 12, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”69526″]
    I don’t think I need to restate everything said in defense of this blog. Krevanchi and Matthew S. have said it better than I would have. Do I love every topic ever discussed? No. I get tired of all the Mets talk, I like the Astros’ Tequila Sunrise uni’s, and I don’t mind purple. But I do like the different points of view and the ‘friends’ that I talk to on here. As far as todays Giuliani topic, I for one like to hear a New Yorkers insight. It adds some variety I otherwise wouldn’t get here in good ol’ Utah.[/quote]

    I’m a native New Yorker; have been all my life. I lived through Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and now Bloomberg.

    David Dinkins, if you take away the whole historical aspect of his being our first black mayor, was a disaster. New York nearly burned on his watch.

    Rudy Giuliani was a real law & order type, no surprise since he was once a prosecutor. He did clean up New York (although IMHO it was Bill Bratton who should receive the accolades); one need only walk through Times Square to see how Giuliani’s tough stance on crime cleaned up that entire area and made it so that families could walk around without fear of getting accosted by junkies and hookers every other block. No one is ever going to take that way from Giuliani; he made New York into one of the safest cities in America.

    On the other hand, Giuliani’s blind devotion to cops made it difficult on some of his constituents i.e. minorities. There was an overwhelming feeling from minorities that cops, and especially white cops, could get away with murder under Giuliani’s watch. And the tragedies involving Patrick Dorismond, Amadou Diallo, and Abner Louima only added to that perception. The Dorismond issue, particularly, was very hurtful; Dorismond was a black guy walking down the street who was stopped by an undercover cop looking to make a drug bust. Dorismond, who was minding his own business, wanted nothing to do with the guy; one thing led to another, and he wound up getting shot dead. Giuliani, wearing his “cops can do no wrong” cap, decided to take Dorismond’s sealed juvi record and release it to the public. Dorismond had been busted as a kid, and Giuliani jumped all over it in an attempt to argue that because Dorismond had broken the law as a kid, that was a fair predictor of what he would grow up to be. It was extremely hurtful to minorities and to whites alike who were shocked that someone who was once a prosecutor and should have known better would stoop to such a level in defense of the police department.

    I’m not going to go into Giuliani’s disastrous personal life, because quite frankly that has nothing to do with his record as a politician. But I think a lot of the good that Rudy did, and make no mistake about it, he did a lot for New York, is offset by his woeful relations with minorities and his tyrannical attitude. And a lot of people forget, but Giuliani’s approval ratings were at an all-time low before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, after which he became “America’s Mayor”. With that as his legacy, it obscures a lot of what was wrong with his term(s) as mayor.

    Now I’m sure there are people who disagree, but that’s just my personal view, speaking as a New Yorker and as a minority.

  • Riley | April 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”69326″]WOW! I am really let down by the UniWatch faithful. I know it’s only BP jerseys, but don’t you see the big picture? BP jerseys have always been the testing ground for ideas that will make it’s way to the game jerseys. Cool base jerseys anyone?? Cool-Flo helmets in spring training only a couple of years back???

    For the integrity of the game jerseys we need to put an end to flock lettering now![/quote]

    They’re wearing polyester 5950’s and you’re in a lather over flock lettering on the BP jerseys? I don’t mean to criticize your concern but if you’re concerned with uni changes affecting the integrity of the game your focus may be better placed elsewhere.

  • tessa | April 12, 2007 at 6:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”69394″][quote comment=”69385″][quote comment=”69370″]Alyssa Milano has unleashed a women’s MLB clothing line. Sign of the apocalypse?[/quote]

    she has excellent credentials for a venture like this though…
    the former samantha micelli has nailed both barry zito and carl pavano…[/quote]

    Last I checked she’s still dating Brad Penny, so that would explain the Dodgers connection. How he ever landed that, I have no idea.

    But it’s nice to know the Dodgers have some HOT fans, like my girl Winona and Alyssa.[/quote]

    Wow. I would be totally impressed… if it were 1995. :P.

    I also love the fact that she chose the name “touch” for a baseball clothing line representing the major sport with the least amount of contact (and yes, I read her explanation of the name – I just reject it).

  • patrick | April 12, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    SNY Mets vs Phillies,

    Keith HErnandez remakrs “i dont think young kids today even know what stirrups are. THey’re so used to the soccer socks”
    where they cut to a close up of jamie moyer’s stirrups… unfortunately he didnt have the liberty bells visible. Great coverage as usual SNY

  • Teebz | April 12, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”69562″][quote comment=”69524″][quote comment=”69516″]Does anyone know if there is any playoff patch? [for the NHL] I’ve done (some) research, but couldn’t find shite.[/quote]

    They haven’t revealed the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals patch yet, but I assume it will look a lot like the 2006 patch since the NHL has a knack for just changing the year on those patches: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.[/quote]

    Actually last year was the first time the patch was changed as far as I can remember… I happen to like the old patch more though[/quote]

    Not quite. The patch changed with the millenium as well, and changed after 1994 to the late-90s style I posted.

  • Dave A | April 12, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”69460″]and I already know the counter…the posters made it a beer theme day, not Paul….but you all get what I’m trying to say[/quote]

    And that’s the beauty of this site, that we don’t have to stay slavishly on topic and can drift off at either Paul’s or a poster’s whim on any given day.

    If today’s topic puts you off that much, click on another site…there’s only what, one hundred million others…then come back tomorrow when the topic is more to your liking.

  • Thorold Blair | April 12, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    Just wondering if anyone can give me a little insight. I’m looking at ordering some stuff from ebbets field flannels. Does any one know how their sizing on hats is as roughly compared to New Era and how much if any they’ll shrink?

    Thanks.

  • Dan | April 12, 2007 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote commen94 to nowt=”69572″][quote comment=”69562″][quote comment=”69524″][quote comment=”69516″]Does anyone know if there is any playoff patch? [for the NHL] I’ve done (some) research, but couldn’t find shite.[/quote]

    They haven’t revealed the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals patch yet, but I assume it will look a lot like the 2006 patch since the NHL has a knack for just changing the year on those patches: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.[/quote]

    Actually last year was the first time the patch was changed as far as I can remember… I happen to like the old patch more though[/quote]

    Not quite. The patch changed with the millenium as well, and changed after 1994 to the late-90s style I posted.[/quote]

    heres the stanley cup patches from 94 to now

  • Kyle O. | April 12, 2007 at 7:33 pm |

    According to thiswebsite the giants wore black alts in 2002

  • Dave A | April 12, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”69547″][quote comment=”69529″]Today’s comments have gotten a little heated at times, let’s lighten it up a little. Holla at a Benson.

    Note: I didn’t see Ms. Milano wearing anything baseball stylings like that.[/quote]

    get a load of those seams![/quote]

    And if you were Greg Harris, you could practice your fastball grip with one hand and your curveball with the other.

  • Stuby | April 12, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”69560″][quote comment=”69551″]One thing I have been thinking about for a while now is Alternate Unis. I mean some teams have none while others have upwards of 3. Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home)
    Houston Astros: 3 alternates (2 Home,One Away)
    Oakland A’s: 1 alternate (Home)
    Toronto Blue Jays: 1 alternate (Home)
    Atlanta Braves: 1 alternate (Home)
    Milwaukee Brewers: 2 alternate (2 Home)
    St.Louis Cardinals: 0 alternate
    Chicago Cubs: 1 alternate (Home)
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    LA Dodgers: 0 alternate
    Arizona Diamondbacks: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    San Francisco Giants: 0 alternates
    Cleveland Indians: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    Seattle Mariners: 1 alternate (Home)
    Florida Marlins: 1 alternate (Home)
    New York Mets: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Washington Nationals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Baltimore Orioles: 1 alternate (Home)
    San Diego Padres: 1 alternate (Home)
    Philadelphia Phillies: 0 alternates
    Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 alternates (3 Home)
    Texas Rangers: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Boston Red Sox: 1 alternate (Home)
    Cincinnati Reds: 1 alternate (Home)
    Colorado Rockies: 3 alternates(3 Home)
    Kansas City Royals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Detroit Tigers: 0 alternates
    Minnesota Twins: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Chicago White Sox: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    New York Yankees: 0 alternates
    (Note this does not include Cooperstown Jerseys, Special event Jerseys,ect… Also, this does not take into account alternate caps, only jerseys)
    I find it fascinating how teams can have enough jerseys to wear a different one for every day of the series they are playing. Like they say, Diversity is a spice of life. Personally, I think every team should have at least one.[/quote]

    The Giants used to have a black alternate that they were at home; I remember seeing some clips of Bonds hitting home runs with the black jersey. Maybe they’ve abandoned it……?[/quote]
    Hopefully they’ve ditched it. Black numbers with a thin orange outline on a black jersey was not very eye-friendly.

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”69592″][quote comment=”69560″][quote comment=”69551″]One thing I have been thinking about for a while now is Alternate Unis. I mean some teams have none while others have upwards of 3. Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home)
    Houston Astros: 3 alternates (2 Home,One Away)
    Oakland A’s: 1 alternate (Home)
    Toronto Blue Jays: 1 alternate (Home)
    Atlanta Braves: 1 alternate (Home)
    Milwaukee Brewers: 2 alternate (2 Home)
    St.Louis Cardinals: 0 alternate
    Chicago Cubs: 1 alternate (Home)
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    LA Dodgers: 0 alternate
    Arizona Diamondbacks: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    San Francisco Giants: 0 alternates
    Cleveland Indians: 2 alternates (1 Home,1 Away)
    Seattle Mariners: 1 alternate (Home)
    Florida Marlins: 1 alternate (Home)
    New York Mets: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Washington Nationals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Baltimore Orioles: 1 alternate (Home)
    San Diego Padres: 1 alternate (Home)
    Philadelphia Phillies: 0 alternates
    Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 alternates (3 Home)
    Texas Rangers: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Boston Red Sox: 1 alternate (Home)
    Cincinnati Reds: 1 alternate (Home)
    Colorado Rockies: 3 alternates(3 Home)
    Kansas City Royals: 1 alternate (Home)
    Detroit Tigers: 0 alternates
    Minnesota Twins: 3 alternates (2 Home,1 Away)
    Chicago White Sox: 2 alternates (2 Home)
    New York Yankees: 0 alternates
    (Note this does not include Cooperstown Jerseys, Special event Jerseys,ect… Also, this does not take into account alternate caps, only jerseys)
    I find it fascinating how teams can have enough jerseys to wear a different one for every day of the series they are playing. Like they say, Diversity is a spice of life. Personally, I think every team should have at least one.[/quote]

    The Giants used to have a black alternate that they were at home; I remember seeing some clips of Bonds hitting home runs with the black jersey. Maybe they’ve abandoned it……?[/quote]
    Hopefully they’ve ditched it. Black numbers with a thin orange outline on a black jersey was not very eye-friendly.[/quote]

    Which makes you wonder what the Angels were thinking going with red numbers/white outline on a red jersey……?

  • Delusional | April 12, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”69583″]Pick on President Giuliani all you want. Imagine the trainwreck our country will be (yes, it can get even worse than the Bush administration) if the #1 first bitch was running our country… Paul, please bud, sanity check here dude.

    http://www.amazon.co...

    “President Giuliani?” In your dreams, and his!

  • Stuby | April 12, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”69582″]According to thiswebsite the giants wore black alts in 2002[/quote]
    I don’t remember ever seeing a black Giants jersey with orange numbers.

  • Mr. Met | April 12, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”69597″][quote comment=”69582″]According to thiswebsite the giants wore black alts in 2002[/quote]
    I don’t remember ever seeing a black Giants jersey with orange numbers.[/quote]

    That’s a pretty bad replica; the actual jersey had black numbers with an orange outline, as someone pointed out before……

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”69488″][quote comment=”69483″][quote comment=”69480″][quote comment=”69469″]As for Alyssa Milano’s line, please. That’s for fake fans or for male fans to give to their girlfriends/wives.[/quote]

    I’m going to totally disagree with you, Minna! I think that if the clothing is in the team colors, with team logos, then it’s a-ok.

    On the men’s side, if they didn’t cost a fortune, I’d have no problem buying something from here:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Again – if this weren’t a rip-off, I’d buy it:
    http://shop.philadel...

    It’s not that it’s not a jersey, it’s a way of ‘sexifying’ (I know it’s not a word) the female fan. I don’t watch sports to be cute or sexy or whatever. Her line is like Victoria’s Secret for sports fans. I am not going to look like a Barbie doll (not that I could) while going to a game. It’s not going to happen. Hey, I have an idea! How about team-colored thongs for men? This is the only one I would consider buying:

    Ok.

    Actual link about how the Red Sox reel ’em in (#1)

    Read #1 How to get them from the start.[/quote]
    sorry Minna, but I’m in disagreement too. I think it works, and we don’t complain everytime you post a pic of Bernie Kosar and Troy Pola etc.[/quote]

    Broker75, first of all, it’s Ed Hochuli, not Bernie Kosar. Second, the ratio of half-dressed men to half-dressed women on this site is minuscule, so don’t go there.

    Third, and most importantly, you are missing my whole point. I am not objecting to the pictures; I am objecting to the idea that women have to wear that stuff to remain ‘womanly’ when watching sports. I get dressed up to go to a nice restaurant or club; I do not get dressed up to go to a sports game or watch one on TV. I don’t need to validate my femininity just because I watch sports. That’s my point.

  • Eddie Jay | April 12, 2007 at 9:52 pm |

    I’m happy the phillies dont have a alt jersey, and I love that our 2nd hat is only used during interleague games.
    Its funny cause the phillies would make the most sense to have a red jersey, but thankfully they never caved in.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”69507″][quote comment=”69488″]sorry Minna, but I’m in disagreement too. I think it works, and we don’t complain everytime you post a pic of Bernie Kosar and Troy Pola etc.[/quote]

    I’ll post anything to keep Minna happy.

    http://www.baltimore...

    Thanks, Anthony. You know where my heart lies. See? I don’t even have to post pics myself any more.

    Richard, I wouldn’t wear the ones you linked because I don’t like writing on my ass, and those are made for women with tiny waists, no stomachs and tight asses. I have none of the above–therefore, they would look ridiculous on me. Give me a t-shirt and a pair of lightweight slacks, and I’m ready to go to the game.

  • Zurk | April 12, 2007 at 10:12 pm |

    Tako and Morganbiskit – truly tasteless comments. I can’t even imagine how you think comments/jokes about Special Olympics are even close to funny. Maybe if you spent some time getting to know the Special Olympians you would understand but you will probably just make a joke about it and laugh it off. Think next time…

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 11:04 pm |

    Re: the whole sexifying women thing.

    I’m letting the secrets loose. I could be “disappeared” for letting this info out.

    Women are 25% sexier when they like sports. The percentage varies by the number of sports. Women are an additional 25% sexier if they wear a jersey of their favorite team. Again, the amount can vary above that by the type of jersey. If the woman wears the same jersey in a sexy manner, then the meter explodes.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    Apparently zurk is new to teh Intarw3bz.

  • redemske | April 12, 2007 at 11:13 pm |

    The Cubs have ditched the blue alternate, though you can still purchase it.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”69629″]Re: the whole sexifying women thing.

    I’m letting the secrets loose. I could be “disappeared” for letting this info out.

    Women are 25% sexier when they like sports. The percentage varies by the number of sports. Women are an additional 25% sexier if they wear a jersey of their favorite team. Again, the amount can vary above that by the type of jersey. If the woman wears the same jersey in a sexy manner, then the meter explodes.[/quote]

    AT Lien, I hope you stick around–if only so I can get all the secrets of men and my laughs at the same time.

    What about a jersey and nothing else? What would happen then?

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 11:18 pm |

    See, then is when the sexified meter explodes, and next thing you know, you have shrapnel in your arm.

    In my opinion, baseball jerseys look best like that. Followed by soccer, then hockey.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”69567″][quote comment=”69526″]
    I don’t think I need to restate everything said in defense of this blog. Krevanchi and Matthew S. have said it better than I would have. Do I love every topic ever discussed? No. I get tired of all the Mets talk, I like the Astros’ Tequila Sunrise uni’s, and I don’t mind purple. But I do like the different points of view and the ‘friends’ that I talk to on here. As far as todays Giuliani topic, I for one like to hear a New Yorkers insight. It adds some variety I otherwise wouldn’t get here in good ol’ Utah.[/quote]

    I’m a native New Yorker; have been all my life. I lived through Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and now Bloomberg.

    David Dinkins, if you take away the whole historical aspect of his being our first black mayor, was a disaster. New York nearly burned on his watch.

    Rudy Giuliani was a real law & order type, no surprise since he was once a prosecutor. He did clean up New York (although IMHO it was Bill Bratton who should receive the accolades); one need only walk through Times Square to see how Giuliani’s tough stance on crime cleaned up that entire area and made it so that families could walk around without fear of getting accosted by junkies and hookers every other block. No one is ever going to take that way from Giuliani; he made New York into one of the safest cities in America.

    On the other hand, Giuliani’s blind devotion to cops made it difficult on some of his constituents i.e. minorities. There was an overwhelming feeling from minorities that cops, and especially white cops, could get away with murder under Giuliani’s watch. And the tragedies involving Patrick Dorismond, Amadou Diallo, and Abner Louima only added to that perception. The Dorismond issue, particularly, was very hurtful; Dorismond was a black guy walking down the street who was stopped by an undercover cop looking to make a drug bust. Dorismond, who was minding his own business, wanted nothing to do with the guy; one thing led to another, and he wound up getting shot dead. Giuliani, wearing his “cops can do no wrong” cap, decided to take Dorismond’s sealed juvi record and release it to the public. Dorismond had been busted as a kid, and Giuliani jumped all over it in an attempt to argue that because Dorismond had broken the law as a kid, that was a fair predictor of what he would grow up to be. It was extremely hurtful to minorities and to whites alike who were shocked that someone who was once a prosecutor and should have known better would stoop to such a level in defense of the police department.

    I’m not going to go into Giuliani’s disastrous personal life, because quite frankly that has nothing to do with his record as a politician. But I think a lot of the good that Rudy did, and make no mistake about it, he did a lot for New York, is offset by his woeful relations with minorities and his tyrannical attitude. And a lot of people forget, but Giuliani’s approval ratings were at an all-time low before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, after which he became “America’s Mayor”. With that as his legacy, it obscures a lot of what was wrong with his term(s) as mayor.

    Now I’m sure there are people who disagree, but that’s just my personal view, speaking as a New Yorker and as a minority.[/quote]

    I just wanted to say, New Yorker, thank you for this thoughtful analysis. It was very well written, and I agree with you 97%. Please continue to post.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”69636″]See, then is when the sexified meter explodes, and next thing you know, you have shrapnel in your arm.

    In my opinion, baseball jerseys look best like that. Followed by soccer, then hockey.[/quote]

    How does loyalty figure into it? Say you loathed the team the woman loved (say, you liked Atlanta and she liked the Marlins), would the sexified meter still be off the charts if she wore one of these?

    I think perhaps not.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 11:32 pm |

    that factors but the percentage is so small as to be negligible. the fact she likes baseball and has a favorite team (not for aesthetic resons mind you, i.e. “Ooo! I like them because they wear teal!”) more than makes up for any bad team karma.

  • ATLien | April 12, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    Oh, and the fact that even if a guy doesn’t like the color purple, when he sees this jersey-only thing in action thinks, “Holy Crap! She’s not wearing pants!” and it become a non-issue entirely.

    It’s very scientific.

  • Minna H. | April 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”69644″]Oh, and the fact that even if a guy doesn’t like the color purple, when he sees this jersey-only thing in action thinks, “Holy Crap! She’s not wearing pants!” and it become a non-issue entirely.

    It’s very scientific.[/quote]

    So, in this scenario, the uni-watching that goes on isn’t very rational. I can respect that. Especially if the woman is the woman is wearing stirrups.

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

    No, but very little is when it comes to teh sexy.

    And you’re toying with me with the stirrups thing! Stirrups that might go close to the knees have a resemblance to socks in catholic school uniforms, and it doesn’t take alot to add two and two with that!

  • Billy B. | April 13, 2007 at 12:04 am |

    [quote comment=”69612″]Tako and Morganbiskit – truly tasteless comments. I can’t even imagine how you think comments/jokes about Special Olympics are even close to funny. Maybe if you spent some time getting to know the Special Olympians you would understand but you will probably just make a joke about it and laugh it off. Think next time…[/quote]
    I guess you didn’t see The Ringer. That movie was funny even if the humor wasn’t in the best of taste.

  • Johnny K | April 13, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”69563″]

    (Of course, this is now. To my recollection only the Dodgers and Yanks weathered the 70s with any grace …)[/quote]

    Don’t forget the Tigers. Now 1994, well, we’ll just forget about that road jersey.

    Next up, I don’t see any problem with marketing pink and powder blue hats to women. I personally like the authentic stuff, but most women aren’t that big into sports. I am actually impressed that those women are supporting a team in any way at all. Why should we limit the apparrel at all? If it gets more women interested in sports it’s a good thing for the sole reason that there is stuff to learn from the world of sports, such as team work.

  • Minna H. | April 13, 2007 at 12:15 am |

    I hate to throw cold water on you, but I have a question. What is the meaning of ‘teh’ as in ‘teh sexy’? I have seen ‘teh’ many times. At first, I thought it was just a typo, but now, I think it’s some newfangled language related to the internet that an old broad like me just can’t understand.

    P.S. Thanks for all your help in deciphering men. I hope they don’t disappear you.

    P.P.S. Soccer-related question. I could have sworn there was a team with white kits with vertical black stripes. Any clue which team?

  • Minna H. | April 13, 2007 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”69656″][quote comment=”69563″]

    (Of course, this is now. To my recollection only the Dodgers and Yanks weathered the 70s with any grace …)[/quote]

    Don’t forget the Tigers. Now 1994, well, we’ll just forget about that road jersey.

    Next up, I don’t see any problem with marketing pink and powder blue hats to women. I personally like the authentic stuff, but most women aren’t that big into sports. I am actually impressed that those women are supporting a team in any way at all. Why should we limit the apparrel at all? If it gets more women interested in sports it’s a good thing for the sole reason that there is stuff to learn from the world of sports, such as team work.[/quote]

    Because they aren’t really interested in sports. They just want to look cute and look at the cute players. They are not real fans–and, frankly, it’s insulting to as a woman to be targeted with the idea that I’m more interested in how I look than the game.

  • Minna H. | April 13, 2007 at 12:20 am |

    [quote comment=”69659″][quote comment=”69656″][quote comment=”69563″]

    (Of course, this is now. To my recollection only the Dodgers and Yanks weathered the 70s with any grace …)[/quote]

    Don’t forget the Tigers. Now 1994, well, we’ll just forget about that road jersey.

    Next up, I don’t see any problem with marketing pink and powder blue hats to women. I personally like the authentic stuff, but most women aren’t that big into sports. I am actually impressed that those women are supporting a team in any way at all. Why should we limit the apparrel at all? If it gets more women interested in sports it’s a good thing for the sole reason that there is stuff to learn from the world of sports, such as team work.[/quote]

    Because they aren’t really interested in sports. They just want to look cute and look at the cute players. They are not real fans–and, frankly, it’s insulting to as a woman to be targeted with the idea that I’m more interested in how I look than the game.[/quote]

    Sight. That should read ‘insulting as a woman’. No more late-night typing for me!

  • Dan | April 13, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    [quote comment=”69658″]I hate to throw cold water on you, but I have a question. What is the meaning of ‘teh’ as in ‘teh sexy’? I have seen ‘teh’ many times. At first, I thought it was just a typo, but now, I think it’s some newfangled language related to the internet that an old broad like me just can’t understand.

    P.S. Thanks for all your help in deciphering men. I hope they don’t disappear you.

    P.P.S. Soccer-related question. I could have sworn there was a team with white kits with vertical black stripes. Any clue which team?[/quote]

    you can find one in just about every league in europe, i’ll try to find pics for you tomorrow

  • Dan | April 13, 2007 at 12:22 am |

    hell the indians cornered the pink wearing female fans market when they brought up Sizemore

  • ATLien | April 13, 2007 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”69658″]I hate to throw cold water on you, but I have a question. What is the meaning of ‘teh’ as in ‘teh sexy’? I have seen ‘teh’ many times. At first, I thought it was just a typo, but now, I think it’s some newfangled language related to the internet that an old broad like me just can’t understand.

    P.S. Thanks for all your help in deciphering men. I hope they don’t disappear you.

    P.P.S. Soccer-related question. I could have sworn there was a team with white kits with vertical black stripes. Any clue which team?[/quote]

    Well, i’m a geek that got into it through gaming. You can text while playing other people online, and the most typo’ed word is always “Teh”. That’s also how “pwn” got started. Then people started adding it to things such as “Teh Sexeh”, “Teh lame”. This is also termed leet-speak, but most people who say it alot don’t use that term.

    I think i know what you’re talking about with the soccer kit, but i can’t think of it at the moment. For some reason i want to say Juventus. I may have to look this up tomorrow, once i get back from an interview and Distant Replays.

  • Dan | April 13, 2007 at 12:35 am |

    juve is one of the most famous teams with that style of jersey. like i said i’ll try to find pics when i’m done with classes, so about 12:30, go nothing else to do the rest of the day(read: there’s nothing to do in cleveland if you’re under 21)

  • ATLien | April 13, 2007 at 12:36 am |
  • ATLien | April 13, 2007 at 12:42 am |

    well, i re-read your post, and i automatically thought you said vertically striped socks. As for jerseys, there are loads. Newcastle, Juventus, AC Milan, Brussia Dortmund (One i linked to last night, for example), PSV Eindhoven, the list is almost endless.

  • Greg | April 13, 2007 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”69667″]Voila![/quote]
    Viola!

  • Minna H. | April 13, 2007 at 12:56 am |

    Thanks, Dan and AT Lien, but I don’t think it was any of those. I want to say black shorts, but I might have made that up. How about all-black kits? Any of those?

    P.S. Dan, funny about Sizemore, but he does nothing for me.
    P.P.S. AT, I figured that was the case, but I just wanted to make sure (about ‘teh).

  • Minna H. | April 13, 2007 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”69672″][quote comment=”69667″]Voila![/quote]
    Viola![/quote]

    Greg, I laughed out loud. AND, he’s a Twin, to boot. Ahhh, Sweet Music….His daughter is a high-caliber diver now. That makes me feel even older.

  • dunford | April 13, 2007 at 5:56 am |

    The real reason why the Devils are wearing Yankees jackets, Paul, is that the Yanks brought the entire team in to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium. They were there on June 13, 2003 – Scott Stevens threw the actual pitch while many of the members of the Devils circled around the mound. The Stanley Cup was with them when they did it. (Stevens’s pitch was very wild, by the way.)

    The reason I remember it so vividly was because during this game, Tino Martinez returned to the Bronx for the first time, and Roger Clemens got his 4,000th strikeout and his 300th win.

    Call me a Yankees Apologist or whatever, but holy cow it was awesome to be at the Stadium that day. (My buddy and I had bought tickets for the game in January so that we could be back when Tino returned, by the way.)

    Also, when people say “I don’t want my politics mixed in with my (fill in the blank),” it’s usually code for “I don’t like what you’re saying and I don’t want to be exposed to it.” Well, f— it, Paul – it’s your site and your prerogative. Good on ya.

  • dunford | April 13, 2007 at 5:58 am |

    I mean, seriously – the Stanley Cup, the return of a beloved player, a 4000th strikeout, and a 300th win? Come on. Good times.

  • ToasterPoodle | April 13, 2007 at 7:11 am |

    [quote comment=”69478″]It has nothing to do with politics. I don’t care much for Rudy Guiliani or politics as a whole. The reason I’m done with this blog is because I think Paul has run out of uni realted topics and is now reaching for things to write about. What did you learn from today’s entry? That Guiliani was on a Little League team called the “Red Sox”? Who gives a crap? Maybe he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or maybe he’s upset because Oliver Perez could hit the side of a barn with a pitch but today’s entry was horrible. This blog has been going down hill for quite a while now and today it hit the bottom. Again it’s not a political thing. If Paul wrote about model planes or baking today (2 other things I have little to no interest in) I would feel the same way.[/quote]
    I thought you were gone. Go away already.

  • ToasterPoodle | April 13, 2007 at 7:22 am |

    [quote comment=”69499″][quote comment=”69485″]This should make Paul happy[/quote]

    who cares about paul, that makes ME happy!
    milano has no idea how good a time we would have together.

    i dont remember ANYONE getting their panties all up in a bunch in early march when vince wrote this column…
    http://www.uniwatchb...
    BIG difference.
    There was nothing in Vince’s post on W, if I remember correctly, to possibly stir political opinions. Vince’s work had to do with the Office of president rather than with W’s politics.
    Paul’s post had some pix that could offend fans of Rudy, or at annoy. Oh, and by the way, that is 100% Paul’s prerogative.

  • John O'Hare | April 13, 2007 at 7:27 am |

    Say what you will about Rudy, but at least he is a Yanks fan for real, not like Hillary. She slapped one of those caps on her head so damn fast when she decided to run for office it made me want to puke. Yet another reason not to vote for her. Just another pandering carpetbagger.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 13, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    Minna, Vissel Kobe in Japan’s J-League used to have jerseys with black and white referee stripes on the front, and all-black backs.

    (Now they wear dark red with a somewhat-unusual number font; I like the old style better.)

  • Zurk | April 13, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”69653″][quote comment=”69612″]Tako and Morganbiskit – truly tasteless comments. I can’t even imagine how you think comments/jokes about Special Olympics are even close to funny. Maybe if you spent some time getting to know the Special Olympians you would understand but you will probably just make a joke about it and laugh it off. Think next time…[/quote]
    I guess you didn’t see The Ringer. That movie was funny even if the humor wasn’t in the best of taste.[/quote]

    I did see the ringer – I agree it wasn’t in the best of taste but they did portray Special Olympians in a positive light. They didn’t really make fun of the Olympians just at somebody who was using them. I just find it offensive when people make fun (mean wise) of a group of people who have no choice in what life has dealt them. Laughing at somebody elses disablities is pretty low.

  • Kieran K. | April 13, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”69563″]Here is a list of what I could find from looking on mlb’s online shop:

    LA Angels: 2 alternates (Both Home) …

    Great digging, thanks. Anyone else notice this trend …?

    “Old School” (Zero alts): Cards, Dodgers, Giants, Phils, Yanks

    “New School” (3 alts): ‘stros, Mets, Pirates, Rangers, Rockies, Twins

    Excepting the Bucs, this looks like Old Guard vs. Expansion Teams. I hear you about Spice Of Life and all, but give me the classics anyday. They seem to do just fine without any garish alts.

    (Of course, this is now. To my recollection only the Dodgers and Yanks weathered the 70s with any grace …)[/quote]

    Those Phillies powder blues were awesome, I wish I was old enough to see them. That’s gonna be my next purchase when I buy a new jersey. A powder blue Phillies jersey. (It also helps that the gf loves them as well. Maybe she’ll buy it for me)

  • Valjean | April 13, 2007 at 11:19 pm |

    Don’t forget the Tigers. Now 1994, well, we’ll just forget about that road jersey.

    Good catch! Still, three teams is a pretty low average …

    Those Phillies powder blues were awesome, I wish I was old enough to see them.

    Hmmm, suit yourself. I was old enough and you sure could take your pick of powder blue back then: Expos, Jays, Braves (well, by 1980), Brewers, Cubs, Mariners, Phils, Rangers, Royals, White Sox, Twins and Cards. Kind of made me long for good ol’ gray.