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Ich Bin Ein 42er

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Personally, I loved yesterday’s 42-athon. In a sports world that’s become way too scripted and predictable, it was a kick to see scenes like this, this, and this. And even though I knew it was coming, it was still kinda startling to see 42 being worn by, say, Joe Torre or Derek Jeter. I even enjoyed the inevitable discrepancies between jerseys and other equipment (bonus points to the Devil Rays staff for their attention to detail).

A few specific observations:

• I liked how several teams used larger uni numbers than usual for No. 42, to make up for the lack of the player’s name. Teams that didn’t do this ended up with 42s that looked just a bit small (although in in at least one case maybe it was just a case of the numerals being overwhelmed by the size of the player).

• MLB equipment mangers are clearly out of practice when it comes to positioning uni numbers on a nameless jersey, because several players’ 42s were either a bit too high or a bit too low. One team that got it just right was the A’s.

• Those little helmet decals looked like total shit, and were the day’s one major misstep.

• Nice to see that several players went the extra mile by going high-cuffed. All the more disappointing, then, that Junior Griffey, who got this whole ball rolling in the first place, didn’t get the memo.

Mike Cameron went a step further: high-cuffed pants and no batting gloves.

• Check out what MLB.com did for the roster pages of the all-42 teams — very cool.

• I’d been wondering if any of the umpires would get into the act, and one of them did: C.B. Bucknor. (In case you’re wondering, the first black umpire was Emmett Ashford in 1966, but umps didn’t yet have uniform numbers in those days.)

• The celebration extended beyond the world of baseball, incidentally: Check out what Jerry Stackhouse, had written on his sneakers yesterday. Stackhouse already wears No. 42, but I’m not sure if that’s a coincidence or if he chose that number as a Jackie tribute. Anyone know?

Ready to do it all over again next year? Actually, you won’t even have to wait that long, because the Indians are planning something similar later this season for Larry Doby.

Raffle Results: The winner of the David Wright BP jersey is Adam McCracken. Congrats to him, and thanks to all who entered. More raffles to follow soon.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Nifty little item available on eBay here. … Nationals pitcher Jesus Colome appears to be setting a new standard for uni bagginess. … “Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, traveling in Japan, was playing baseball the other day with students from Ritsumei University’s baseball team,” writes Jeremy Brahm. “He’s wearing a batting glove on his throwing hand, without the strap velcroed on. Someone needs to train the man if baseball is going to be successful in China.” According to this article, he wore uniform No. 35, to represent the number of years that China and Japan have had bilateral relations. … Interesting to see that the Yankees’ black armband in memory of Cory Lidle is even being worn by the team trainer. … Lots of chatter here about the Bears’ uniform combos (with thanks to David Bonetto). … Reprinted from Friday’s comments: Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has an interesting lining for his suit. … The Sharks have added a “WAS” memorial helmet decal for recently deceased goaltending coach Warren Arthur Strelow. Unfortunately, the best photo I’ve been able to find is this one — the little logo to the left of the “29” on the helmet is the memorial sticker. … “I heard on the radio that UCF was dropping the ‘Golden’ from their nickname in favor of simply ‘UCF Knights.’ The radio report stated that the change takes effect June 14 with the here. … “I spent this evening at Lou Malnati’s, a local and very popular Chicago-style deep dish pizza joint,” writes Craig Glass. “They have display cases of memorabilia, and on my way out, my eye caught a gray baseball jersey sitting there that I did not recognize. Upon further inspection, about a quarter of the logo was missing but the outlining stitching was still visible. I looked closer and saw a clear lettering of ‘STL,’ with an ‘H’ across the whole thing. Moreover, the display included baseball cards that said ‘St. Louis AMER,’ which I suppose meant American League. Upon googling for more info at home, I discovered the existence of the Harrisburg-St. Louis Stars of the Negro Leagues in 1943, which explains the H. But then why are the baseball cards picturing white ballplayers?” Anyone know more about this? … Sean Dickie notes that Jose Calderon’s wristband doesn’t match his uni number. … How come the wax figure of David Wright at Madam Tussaud’s doesn’t have a uni number? … You probably know that Jackie Robinson played in the Negro Leagues before joining the Dodgers. But I hadn’t noticed until now that his KC Monarchs uniform included his uni number on the pants. … The Pirates are going to retire Paul Waner’s number. … As several readers noted over the weekend, the Pirates’ red vest and Ronny Paulino’s chest protector make for an unfortunate combination. … Reprinted from Saturday’s comments: An Iowa high school is considering a ditch the black policy. … Eric Duhs notes that Morgan Ensberg was wearing sunglasses during a night game on Friday. … The Steelers have unveiled a 75th-season logo, which will presumably become a jersey patch. … We’ve all seen plenty of cold-weather maneuvers over the past two weeks, but Michael Kissane notes that Andruw Jones went a step further yesterday, wearing a batting glove on his throwing hand. … Jeremy Brahm reports that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will wear pink jerseys on Mother’s Day weekend. … More from Jeremy: “Sevilla FC of Spain’s Primera Liga has had some funky fonts on their uniforms this year.” … Really interesting story here about a guy who makes custom umpires’ equipment (with thanks to Bill Gornall).

 

148 comments to Ich Bin Ein 42er

  • Rich | April 16, 2007 at 9:07 am |

    “Eric Duhs notes that Morgan Ensberg was wearing sunglasses during a night game on Friday.”

    Maybe that’s why Ensberg ran the Astros out of one inning and prolonged another (costing the Astros a run) when he fielded a two-out routine grounder and threw the ball about 30 feet wide of first base.

  • Rich | April 16, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    Actually, Ensberg’s blunders happened Saturday, but he was still wearing those shades then, too.

  • DrBear | April 16, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    I think only baseball could have got away with something like Sunday. Uniform numbers, while important, aren’t really as necessary in this day of video scoreboards and heavy TV graphics. They are necessary in football (gotta know who the linemen are, right?), basketball (to keep track of the fouls) and hockey (because that’s the only way we can tell Canadians apart.)

  • moten21 | April 16, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    Jose Calderon is wearing the 15 wristband to support fellow Raptor and fellow Spaniard Jorge Garbajosa, who suffered a pretty gruesome leg injury a couple of weeks ago.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 16, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    Regarding the memorabilia case seen by Craig Glass: the baseball card is a 1912 Hassan Triple Folder, catalog number T202, and the “St. Louis Amer.” team is the Browns in the familiar American League. I’m guessing that the jersey is completely unrelated to the card, and was just placed there because someone having a casual glimpse at it would only notice that the jersey was from a St. Louis team.

    And some of those teams really botched it with the “nameless” 42 jerseys. The Diamondbacks were truly awful, and the Padres were close behind. Those jerseys look like a guy who’s just been traded to the team during spring training, wearing a jersey with another guy’s name having been taken off!

    The Cubs and Dodgers seem to position the numbers a bit low on their number-only jerseys normally, so this and this don’t look too bad. But even the Devil Rays did a better job, and the Braves looked best of all. (I don’t think the numbers are bigger than usual; the Braves have always had big block numbers.)

  • Mike W. | April 16, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    NASCAR put a Jackie Robinson sticker on Juan Pablo Montoya’s Car for Sunday’s race.

    http://www.scenedail...

    Can’t find a good pic

  • Paul Lukas | April 16, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    Disappointing news out of Boston, where the Patriots Day game’s traditional 10am start has been moved back to noon, due to the weather.

    I wish they’d moved it to, say, 11:55am, just to keep it as a pre-noon start. Having attended the Patriots Day game a few yrs back, I can attest that there are few things as enjoyable as hearing the P.A. announcer say, “Here are the starting lineups for this morning’s game….”

  • dilbert719 | April 16, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    In reference to the Stackhouse thing, I was watching ESPN 87, or whichever channel was on (I think ESPN News might have taken over at the time) yesterday, and they mentioned that Stackhouse does wear 42 as a Robinson tribute.

  • Ethan | April 16, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    Paul raised the question of whether Jerry Stackhouse originally chose to wear 42 as a tribute to Jackie Robinson. I saw an interview on the news last night where I believe Stackhouse said that was the reason, yet when I was looking for it this morning I found this from a chat session Stackhouse did last August:

    JJ from ATL: Do you think the Mavs will do better, the same, or worse? + Why did you pick #42 for your jersey?

    Jerry Stackhouse: I definitely feel we will be a better team next year. We have pretty much the same team…except for losing Finley in the Amnesty Rule….so I think we will be even better. I wear No. 42 because my brother wore No. 24 at Florida State, so I turned that around and also, I was always a big James Worthy fan and he wore No. 42.

    So which is it? Does Stackhouse have multiple reasons, or is he just an opportunist? and does it really matter? And why did James Worthy wear 42?

  • Ethan | April 16, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    You can find the whole chat here.

  • GoTerriers | April 16, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”71072″]Disappointing news out of Boston, where the Patriots Day game’s traditional 10am start has been moved back to noon, due to the weather.

    I wish they’d moved it to, say, 11:55am, just to keep it as a pre-noon start. Having attended the Patriots Day game a few yrs back, I can attest that there are few things as enjoyable as hearing the P.A. announcer say, “Here are the starting lineups for this morning’s game….”[/quote]

    I’ll be surprised if it even starts then . . .the weather here is BRUTAL!!! Just another lame attempt by Sox management to get fans into the ballpark, sell some sodas, hot dogs and merchandise and call off the game after fans have waited for HOURS. Talk about not respecting your fan base.

  • Tom R | April 16, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Its good to see that the Steelers patch says 75 Seasons instead of 75 Years

  • todd krevanchi | April 16, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    about jerry stackhouse: while in HS at oak hill, he wore jersey #5. jeff mcinnis who was also at oak hill wore #3. they both chose carolina. at this point stack chose #42… shammond williams had #3 already, and mcinnis chose #5. worthy wore #52 at carolina, yet his accomplishments fit the criteria for jersey retirement, so stack couldnt wear that. worthy wore #42 in LA because at the time he was drafted, jamaal wilkes was still with the lakers, and he wore #52.

    on the waner jersey retirement: you will find that along with paul waner, another retired jersey will be that of dick groat, who already has his college jersey retired, however in a different sport.
    his #10 is retired for dook basketball

  • todd krevanchi | April 16, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    does anyone know if tonights episode of 24 will be called 42 as a jackie robinson tribute?

  • Dwight | April 16, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    Anyone else catch Morgan “Jack Parkman” Ensberg the other night? The shot on today’s post does NOT do justice.

  • adam leitel | April 16, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    since there were several rainouts yesterday, will the teams be wearing their jackie robinson tribute jerseys tonight? if i don’t get the chance to see emil brown in #42 i’m going to be one pissed off royals fan.

  • Kenny | April 16, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    Preston Wilson looked great yesterday in the striped socks. Wish there was a way to talk him into keeping them!!

  • Timmy D | April 16, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Troubling news in relation to the bears chatter on their site…the poll that is alluded to at the end of the page has the blue/blue combo at 31.5%…orange/white pants at 31.0%…white/blue at 24.7% and white/white at 12.8%. As a Bear fan, I hope they do not use this kinda innocent poll to get a gauge of what direction they should go with respect to how many times they will use the combos. Stick with the white/blue…or try out orange/blue once. Just to see how it is.

  • Greg | April 16, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    aside from the helmet stickers, i also enjoyed all the little touches that baseball got right with the Jackie Robinson tribute yesterday.

    the announcer at Dodger Stadium announced each player as #42 as he came to the plate last night. did any of the other teams where all the players wore #42 do this?

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    What a disappointing Steelers Patch…I know that beauty lies in simplicity, but that one just doesn’t do anything for me.

  • Ian K | April 16, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”71110″]aside from the helmet stickers, i also enjoyed all the little touches that baseball got right with the Jackie Robinson tribute yesterday.

    the announcer at Dodger Stadium announced each player as #42 as he came to the plate last night. did any of the other teams where all the players wore #42 do this?[/quote]

    The onscreen graphic when Mike Cameron was at the plate showed his number to be 42. However, when any of the Dodgers came to the plate, there was no uniform number shown.

    Vin Scully got a HUGE ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd. This almost rivaled Rachel Robinson’s. When you think about it though – how often does Vin get introduced to the crowd? It’s probably very rare when he gets to be the center of attention, even if he was only introducing and paying tribute to someone else.

  • Rich | April 16, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    My God, Griffey and Colome look like sh!t. Is it THAT f–cking hard to wear your pants up?!
    I know, I know, it’s the way thing are now. But I can’t even stand watching games anymore…

  • BCrisp | April 16, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Here’s an interesting article about how the Astros equipment manager handled the team wearing 42. Their game with the Phillies got rained out, but it looks like both teams will wear 42 again for the make up game.
    Astros Notes

  • Head | April 16, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    I was watching the Mariners game on TV yesterday and was pretty sure Dave Neihaus said that one of the base umpires was wearing #42 also… I found a picture of the home plate ump, Dale Scott, and it wasn’t him, so it must have been Chris Guccione (1B), Ron Kulpa (2B), or Paul Emmel (3B). Damned if I can find a photo of any of them, though…

  • Jason | April 16, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    This might not be the place for this debate, but I’d really like an intelligent debate on this topic and I’ve always found this to be a reasonable, intelligent group of people I’m proud to be associated with, so here goes:

    I really thought that the Jackie Robinson tribute was awesome (helmet stickers aside). It was an appropriate tribute to a true pioneer in baseball and in civil rights’ history. I certainly understand the value in what he did, what he stood for and what has come afterward.

    This may be a petty squabble over choice of words but I find it odd that people like Derreck Lee would say (and I’m paraphrasing), “If it wasn’t for Jackie Robinson, I wouldn’t be here today.” As I said, Robinson was a true pioneer, not just in sports, but in my opinion if it hadn’t been him, it would’ve been someone, right? I find it hard to believe that Lee and the other current players that have made this statement honestly believe that, in 2007, there would be no African-American Major Leaguers had it not been for Robinson. Its kind of like saying if Thomas Edison hadn’t invented the light bulb, we’d all still be roaming around in the dark.

    If Jackie Robinson had never existed, someone else would have broken that barrier. In the next year or two? Maybe not. In the next decade? Most certainly. Would this person have dealt with the situation as eloquently and positively as Robinson did given the circumstances? I would say most likely not. I could see this statement coming from 50’s and 60’s ballplayers, because they are the players for which he truly paved the way.

    Again, I’m not trying to take anything away from his accomplishments. I’m just wondering if anyone else had these thoughts when they heard these quotes, or is it my teacher brain taking these quotes too literally?

  • Ben | April 16, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    It’s very disappointing to me that UCF is dropping the ‘Golden’. ‘Knights’ is just too generic.

  • Jason | April 16, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Would this person have dealt with the situation as eloquently and positively as Robinson did given the circumstances? I would say most likely not.

    Just to qualify this statement. It’s not that I don’t think anyone else would have been able to handle this situation, I just think he was the perfect man at the perfect time.

  • Chappy | April 16, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    Maakies? Nice.

  • Ken | April 16, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    according to the King’s radio announcer, Stackhouse petitioned the league to have his name plate read “Robinson” for yesterday’s game, but the league turned him down. Radio guy said it was something to do with NBA not wanting to show up MLB on their day.

  • Talon Lardner | April 16, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”71116″]My God, Griffey and Colome look like sh!t. Is it THAT f–cking hard to wear your pants up?!
    I know, I know, it’s the way thing are now. But I can’t even stand watching games anymore…[/quote]

    I didn’t see the game… so are you referring to “Pyjamma bottoms”, or a low belt line? I can agree with the low belt line earning that disgust, but I happen to like the look of the super low cuffs on the bottom of baseball uniforms. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Stirrup too, but for some reason, I think having the bottom of the pants going over the top of the shoe seems like a reasonable alternative, and a acceptable evolution of the uniform.

  • Jason | April 16, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    If anybody is gonna wear sunglasses for a night game it should be this guy

  • Mark Dancer | April 16, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    Interesting Steelers alternate helmet news…

    http://www.nextlevel...

  • Greg | April 16, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    How come Torre’s number was outlined in white and looks stitched on and Jeter’s looked like a cheap heat transfer?

  • Tom R | April 16, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”71134″]Interesting Steelers alternate helmet news…

    http://www.nextlevel...[/quote]

    I doubt that the Steelers helmet will actually hit the field, they did wear the same helmet for a year in the 60’s.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 16, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”71138″]How come Torre’s number was outlined in white and looks stitched on and Jeter’s looked like a cheap heat transfer?[/quote]

    Jeter’s looks fine to me. You can see the thickness of the tackle-twill numbers in this shot.

  • Elwood | April 16, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”71138″]How come Torre’s number was outlined in white and looks stitched on and Jeter’s looked like a cheap heat transfer?[/quote]

    Lighting, I would guess. It looks Torre is standing in the shade while Jeter is under more light, washing out the edge of the number a bit.

  • Alex | April 16, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    You can add Joe Beimel to the list of ridiculously baggy uni offendors, along with Colome. Quote from my girlfriend at the game last night (who btw has NO clue about the game of baseball or uniforms)

    “I can’t believe he [Beimel] actually wants to look like that on TV, what a slob”

    sorry, couldn’t find a pic, but I’m sure there are some out there.

  • WVU Tom | April 16, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”71120″]This might not be the place for this debate, but I’d really like an intelligent debate on this topic and I’ve always found this to be a reasonable, intelligent group of people I’m proud to be associated with, so here goes:

    I really thought that the Jackie Robinson tribute was awesome (helmet stickers aside). It was an appropriate tribute to a true pioneer in baseball and in civil rights’ history. I certainly understand the value in what he did, what he stood for and what has come afterward.

    This may be a petty squabble over choice of words but I find it odd that people like Derreck Lee would say (and I’m paraphrasing), “If it wasn’t for Jackie Robinson, I wouldn’t be here today.” As I said, Robinson was a true pioneer, not just in sports, but in my opinion if it hadn’t been him, it would’ve been someone, right? I find it hard to believe that Lee and the other current players that have made this statement honestly believe that, in 2007, there would be no African-American Major Leaguers had it not been for Robinson. Its kind of like saying if Thomas Edison hadn’t invented the light bulb, we’d all still be roaming around in the dark.

    If Jackie Robinson had never existed, someone else would have broken that barrier. In the next year or two? Maybe not. In the next decade? Most certainly. Would this person have dealt with the situation as eloquently and positively as Robinson did given the circumstances? I would say most likely not. I could see this statement coming from 50’s and 60’s ballplayers, because they are the players for which he truly paved the way.

    Again, I’m not trying to take anything away from his accomplishments. I’m just wondering if anyone else had these thoughts when they heard these quotes, or is it my teacher brain taking these quotes too literally?[/quote]

    Well obviously this is correct, if it hadn’t been Robinson, it would have been someone. There were definatly other civil rights pioneers in and out of the baseball world. I think there are different ways to interpret that statement though. I think that for any person to even try to imagine what Mr. Robinson had to go though would be impossible.

    When I hear a statement like that, I interpret it as “without men like Mr. Robinson AND all the other civil rights pioneers of his time, it is possible that world we live in COULD be very different.”

  • Korch | April 16, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    Pitt baseball with Montreal Expo-like hats:

    http://pittsburghpan...

  • dale brannon | April 16, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    did anyone else notice that Cameron put batting gloves on later in the game last night. he did even take bp without them but in his second or third at bat he put batting gloves back on.

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”71144″][quote comment=”71120″]This might not be the place for this debate, but I’d really like an intelligent debate on this topic and I’ve always found this to be a reasonable, intelligent group of people I’m proud to be associated with, so here goes:

    I really thought that the Jackie Robinson tribute was awesome (helmet stickers aside). It was an appropriate tribute to a true pioneer in baseball and in civil rights’ history. I certainly understand the value in what he did, what he stood for and what has come afterward.

    This may be a petty squabble over choice of words but I find it odd that people like Derreck Lee would say (and I’m paraphrasing), “If it wasn’t for Jackie Robinson, I wouldn’t be here today.” As I said, Robinson was a true pioneer, not just in sports, but in my opinion if it hadn’t been him, it would’ve been someone, right? I find it hard to believe that Lee and the other current players that have made this statement honestly believe that, in 2007, there would be no African-American Major Leaguers had it not been for Robinson. Its kind of like saying if Thomas Edison hadn’t invented the light bulb, we’d all still be roaming around in the dark.

    If Jackie Robinson had never existed, someone else would have broken that barrier. In the next year or two? Maybe not. In the next decade? Most certainly. Would this person have dealt with the situation as eloquently and positively as Robinson did given the circumstances? I would say most likely not. I could see this statement coming from 50’s and 60’s ballplayers, because they are the players for which he truly paved the way.

    Again, I’m not trying to take anything away from his accomplishments. I’m just wondering if anyone else had these thoughts when they heard these quotes, or is it my teacher brain taking these quotes too literally?[/quote]

    Well obviously this is correct, if it hadn’t been Robinson, it would have been someone. There were definatly other civil rights pioneers in and out of the baseball world. I think there are different ways to interpret that statement though. I think that for any person to even try to imagine what Mr. Robinson had to go though would be impossible.

    When I hear a statement like that, I interpret it as “without men like Mr. Robinson AND all the other civil rights pioneers of his time, it is possible that world we live in COULD be very different.”[/quote]

    I agree with Tom. I took it to mean, “If it weren’t for Jackie Robinson or someone like him, I wouldn’t be here.” It’s paying homage to the first for the undoubtedly rough time he had, but I don’t think the speaker thinks there wouldn’t have been someone else doing the same thing.

    Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.

    Glad to see Doby get his due–if MLB agrees.

    TD (from last night), so you’re the reason for my insanity, good to know. Like I need an excuse to be insane.

  • Tim | April 16, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    About that basketball player wearing a different number on his armband. The Rockets when they had Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley would switch wrist band numbers all the time. I tried to find pictures but no luck, I just remember going to games and I would wonder why they had some other guys wristband on.

    Also Cuttino now wears an arm band that says “CAT5” 5 being his number, but not sure what the “cat” is for

  • B.G. | April 16, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    I also agree with Jason. My interpretation of the statements made by current black players would be that Jackie Robinson helped pave the way for other players, made things easier for players. That without his courage to do what he believed was right, the opportunity for black players to play would have taken a lot longer. He had to suffer many hardships. He received death threats saying that if he took the field, he would be shot. That alone said alot about the determination on his part to break the barriers and play for the love of the game.

  • Robert | April 16, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”71128″][quote comment=”71116″]My God, Griffey and Colome look like sh!t. Is it THAT f–cking hard to wear your pants up?!
    I know, I know, it’s the way thing are now. But I can’t even stand watching games anymore…[/quote]

    I didn’t see the game… so are you referring to “Pyjamma bottoms”, or a low belt line? I can agree with the low belt line earning that disgust, but I happen to like the look of the super low cuffs on the bottom of baseball uniforms. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Stirrup too, but for some reason, I think having the bottom of the pants going over the top of the shoe seems like a reasonable alternative, and a acceptable evolution of the uniform.[/quote]

    An acceptable evolution of the uniform? If so, what will be next? Perhaps pants that fit like the massively baggy goth wear that I see kids at rock concerts wearing? http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • todd krevanchi | April 16, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    i guess my interpretation of how jackie became the first is two fold.
    a. his experience: his brother went through a similar experience at the berlin olympics. finishing with the silver medal in the 100 to jesse owens, he was able to overcome that “mess” of nazi germany and adolf hitler (of course with the help of owens too)
    b. his gm: branch rickey was a gm ahead of his time. not in the sense that rostering a black player in ’47 was too early, but in the sense that he had the foresight and balls to say, you win with the best players, and disregarding a vital part of the talent pool (the black player) is a bunch of bullshit. campy and newcombe later reinforced his message.
    b. his outlook: whether or not it is true or poetic license, if youve ever seen the jackie robinson story, there is an exchange between rickey and jackie which gives us insight into rickey’s head in finding just the right person to take on this monumental undertaking. its like he was giving him a job interview. he knew jackie was the player for the job, he just needed to know if he was the man for the job;

    ‘Suppose I’m a player. . . in the heat of an important ball game.”Suppose I collide with you at second base. When I get up, I yell, ‘You dirty, black son of a -‘ ‘What do you do?’

    ‘Mr. Rickey,’ Jackie said, ‘do you want a ballplayer who’s afraid to fight back?’

    ‘I want a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back!’

    ‘Now I’m playing against you in a World Series!” “I’m a hotheaded player. I want to win that game, so I go into you spikes first, but you don’t give ground. You stand there and you jab the ball into my ribs and the umpire yells, ‘Out!’ I flare up – all I see is your face-that black face right on top of me -‘
    ‘So I haul off and punch you right in the cheek!’

    ‘What do you do?’ Rickey roared.

    ‘Mr. Rickey,’ Jacie whispered, ‘I’ve got two cheeks.”

  • Rick | April 16, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”71120″]This might not be the place for this debate, but I’d really like an intelligent debate on this topic and I’ve always found this to be a reasonable, intelligent group of people I’m proud to be associated with, so here goes:

    I really thought that the Jackie Robinson tribute was awesome (helmet stickers aside). It was an appropriate tribute to a true pioneer in baseball and in civil rights’ history. I certainly understand the value in what he did, what he stood for and what has come afterward.

    This may be a petty squabble over choice of words but I find it odd that people like Derreck Lee would say (and I’m paraphrasing), “If it wasn’t for Jackie Robinson, I wouldn’t be here today.” As I said, Robinson was a true pioneer, not just in sports, but in my opinion if it hadn’t been him, it would’ve been someone, right? I find it hard to believe that Lee and the other current players that have made this statement honestly believe that, in 2007, there would be no African-American Major Leaguers had it not been for Robinson. Its kind of like saying if Thomas Edison hadn’t invented the light bulb, we’d all still be roaming around in the dark.

    If Jackie Robinson had never existed, someone else would have broken that barrier. In the next year or two? Maybe not. In the next decade? Most certainly. Would this person have dealt with the situation as eloquently and positively as Robinson did given the circumstances? I would say most likely not. I could see this statement coming from 50’s and 60’s ballplayers, because they are the players for which he truly paved the way.

    Again, I’m not trying to take anything away from his accomplishments. I’m just wondering if anyone else had these thoughts when they heard these quotes, or is it my teacher brain taking these quotes too literally?[/quote]

    I think you’re right, and agree with the other posters here, that the more proper phrase would be “Jackie and others like him”. However, I have to admit that I take some issue with the Robinson celebrations because Larry Doby does so often get overlooked. Not only did he not play in the minors before coming to the Indians, Bill Veeck wanted to have him on the active roster to begin the season, but was voted down by the other owners. Veeck also wanted to field a team of all black players during WWII when most players were off fighting overseas. Interestingly enough, the owner who was most vociferous in his opposition to this idea was none other than Branch Rickey, who at the time said that the black man did not, and would never, have any place in major league baseball.
    Aside from that, I do think that the Indians thing for Doby is a great idea. When will the commissioner retire the number 14 throughout the American League? That’s what needs to be done next.

  • Ben | April 16, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”71154″]About that basketball player wearing a different number on his armband. The Rockets when they had Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley would switch wrist band numbers all the time. I tried to find pictures but no luck, I just remember going to games and I would wonder why they had some other guys wristband on.

    Also Cuttino now wears an arm band that says “CAT5” 5 being his number, but not sure what the “cat” is for[/quote]

    “Cat” is Mobley’s nickname.

  • Perry | April 16, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?

  • Eric | April 16, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    Paul,
    Check it out. The blog is mentioned in the Philly.com today
    http://www.philly.co...

  • Dwight | April 16, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    Re: Cutino Mobley

    Nickname: Cat
    Number: 5

    Hence, Cat5

  • stuby | April 16, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”71148″]Pitt baseball with Montreal Expo-like hats:

    http://pittsburghpan...
    I appreciate the effort, but the dark blue panels need to be in the middle, over the ears.

  • Brian from Short Island | April 16, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”71141″][quote comment=”71138″]How come Torre’s number was outlined in white and looks stitched on and Jeter’s looked like a cheap heat transfer?[/quote]

    Jeter’s looks fine to me. You can see the thickness of the tackle-twill numbers in this shot.[/quote]
    It actually looks like Lextra to me, the material used in EPL and now on MLB BP shirts…

  • Chad S. | April 16, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”71169″]I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?[/quote]

    I saw the highlights of the match and they did make mention of the Hillsborough tragedy. They even showed that one of the Man City players brought out flowers before the game and placed them just off of the pitch in front of the Liverpool supporters.

  • David | April 16, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    I was watching the Mavericks game yesterday and the announcers said that Jerry Stackhouse made a request to the NBA that he be allowed to wear “Robinson” on the back of his jersey for that game. His request was denied because the powers that be weren’t sure about honoring another sport and didn’t want to start an avalanche of requests. So I can’t say why he originally chose the number 42, but apparently he did want to be part of the whole Jackie Robinson celebration.

  • Matthew S. | April 16, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”71162″]i guess my interpretation of how jackie became the first is two fold.
    a. his experience: his brother went through a similar experience at the berlin olympics. finishing with the silver medal in the 100 to jesse owens, he was able to overcome that “mess” of nazi germany and adolf hitler (of course with the help of owens too)
    b. his gm: branch rickey was a gm ahead of his time. not in the sense that rostering a black player in ’47 was too early, but in the sense that he had the foresight and balls to say, you win with the best players, and disregarding a vital part of the talent pool (the black player) is a bunch of bullshit. campy and newcombe later reinforced his message.
    b. his outlook: whether or not it is true or poetic license, if youve ever seen the jackie robinson story, there is an exchange between rickey and jackie which gives us insight into rickey’s head in finding just the right person to take on this monumental undertaking. its like he was giving him a job interview. he knew jackie was the player for the job, he just needed to know if he was the man for the job;

    ‘Suppose I’m a player. . . in the heat of an important ball game.”Suppose I collide with you at second base. When I get up, I yell, ‘You dirty, black son of a -‘ ‘What do you do?’

    ‘Mr. Rickey,’ Jackie said, ‘do you want a ballplayer who’s afraid to fight back?’

    ‘I want a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back!’

    ‘Now I’m playing against you in a World Series!” “I’m a hotheaded player. I want to win that game, so I go into you spikes first, but you don’t give ground. You stand there and you jab the ball into my ribs and the umpire yells, ‘Out!’ I flare up – all I see is your face-that black face right on top of me -‘
    ‘So I haul off and punch you right in the cheek!’

    ‘What do you do?’ Rickey roared.

    ‘Mr. Rickey,’ Jacie whispered, ‘I’ve got two cheeks.”[/quote]

    That reminds me of a conversation that Branch Rickey had with Bobby Bragan shortly after Robinson was signed. Knowing Bragan was from Alabama, Rickey approached him asking if disliked the idea of Robinson playing on the same team as him. Bragan replied that he did not like the idea. Rickey then asked if he wanted to be traded, Bragan replied that he did. Rickey then asked him, that if it took time for him to be traded, would Bragan cease to play hard and hustle. Bragan said he would continue to play hard everyday regardless of who was on his team. Branch Rickey said ‘Well that’s that then’ and he never traded Bragan.

  • Andy from KC | April 16, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”71098″]does anyone know if tonights episode of 24 will be called 42 as a jackie robinson tribute?[/quote]

    That gets my vote for post of the day.

  • Perry | April 16, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”71179″][quote comment=”71169″]I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?[/quote]

    I saw the highlights of the match and they did make mention of the Hillsborough tragedy. They even showed that one of the Man City players brought out flowers before the game and placed them just off of the pitch in front of the Liverpool supporters.[/quote]

    Thanks. Classy gesture on Man City’s part.

  • Anthony Verna | April 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”71173″]Re: Cutino Mobley

    Nickname: Cat
    Number: 5

    Hence, Cat5[/quote]

    I once dated a woman named Cat. . . short for Catherine, of course. . .

  • Chad G | April 16, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”71164″]
    I think you’re right, and agree with the other posters here, that the more proper phrase would be “Jackie and others like him”. However, I have to admit that I take some issue with the Robinson celebrations because Larry Doby does so often get overlooked. Not only did he not play in the minors before coming to the Indians, Bill Veeck wanted to have him on the active roster to begin the season, but was voted down by the other owners. Veeck also wanted to field a team of all black players during WWII when most players were off fighting overseas. Interestingly enough, the owner who was most vociferous in his opposition to this idea was none other than Branch Rickey, who at the time said that the black man did not, and would never, have any place in major league baseball.
    Aside from that, I do think that the Indians thing for Doby is a great idea. When will the commissioner retire the number 14 throughout the American League? That’s what needs to be done next.[/quote]

    Do you mean the O’Malleys? Because Branch Rickey was the GM, not the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The O’Malleys were the owners.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | April 16, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    although not about his baggy uni pants, here is an article about an athlete whose baggy pants landed him in the pokey
    http://www.aolsports...

    also, in taking some time away from cnn and its coverage of the virginia tech campus shootings, i checked out stump the schwab where a contestant is from yeshiva university, where, if memory serves me me correct, the girls basketball team wears long dresses to play…

  • Jaye | April 16, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”71182″][quote comment=”71098″]does anyone know if tonights episode of 24 will be called 42 as a jackie robinson tribute?[/quote]

    That gets my vote for post of the day.[/quote]

    Yes, and Jack Bauer becomes Jackie Bauer.

    Thanks for the levity. My boys, who are both Little Leaguers thought last night’s tributes were great. Now, one of them wants to have #42 on his jersey next year while the other has agreed to take #24. The whole team still asks for #44, which coach refuses to do. Too much pressure, he says!

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”71189″][quote comment=”71173″]Re: Cutino Mobley

    Nickname: Cat
    Number: 5

    Hence, Cat5[/quote]

    I once dated a woman named Cat. . . short for Catherine, of course. . .[/quote]

    Redhead?

  • LES | April 16, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”71169″]I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?[/quote]

    Yep it was for Hillsborough, 15/4/1989 I remember exactly where I was when the news started to come through, Amaizingly in 89 not even the FA Cup semi final was live on TV ,maybe if it had this would have been avoided.

    remember the 96 Youll Never Walk Alone, 15/4/1986

    Les

  • LES | April 16, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    CORRECTION

    remember the 96 Youll Never Walk Alone, 15/4/1989

    Les

  • Rick | April 16, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”71190″][quote comment=”71164″]
    I think you’re right, and agree with the other posters here, that the more proper phrase would be “Jackie and others like him”. However, I have to admit that I take some issue with the Robinson celebrations because Larry Doby does so often get overlooked. Not only did he not play in the minors before coming to the Indians, Bill Veeck wanted to have him on the active roster to begin the season, but was voted down by the other owners. Veeck also wanted to field a team of all black players during WWII when most players were off fighting overseas. Interestingly enough, the owner who was most vociferous in his opposition to this idea was none other than Branch Rickey, who at the time said that the black man did not, and would never, have any place in major league baseball.
    Aside from that, I do think that the Indians thing for Doby is a great idea. When will the commissioner retire the number 14 throughout the American League? That’s what needs to be done next.[/quote]

    Do you mean the O’Malleys? Because Branch Rickey was the GM, not the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The O’Malleys were the owners.[/quote]

    D’oh! That’s exactly what I meant. And to also give Rickey some props, he DID manage to draft Roberto Clemente, and then steal him away in the Rule V draft a few years later. Yet another trailblazing player. :)

  • Chad G | April 16, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”71190″]
    Do you mean the O’Malleys? Because Branch Rickey was the GM, not the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The O’Malleys were the owners.[/quote]

    Wait, I just looked it up, O’Malley wasn’t the owner until 1950…but I can’t seem to find out who the owner was that hired Rickey in 1942

  • Sage Confucius | April 16, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”71166″][quote comment=”71154″]About that basketball player wearing a different number on his armband. The Rockets when they had Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley would switch wrist band numbers all the time. I tried to find pictures but no luck, I just remember going to games and I would wonder why they had some other guys wristband on.

    Also Cuttino now wears an arm band that says “CAT5” 5 being his number, but not sure what the “cat” is for[/quote]

    “Cat” is Mobley’s nickname.[/quote]

    I thought he was just really into home networking.

  • Patrick | April 16, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    I think Morgan Ensberg is trying to bring back the Jack Parkman look. All he needs now is a no-flapped helmet and a little shimmy in the batters bax. It drives the women here in Cleveland crazy.

  • Chad G | April 16, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”71199″][quote comment=”71190″]
    Do you mean the O’Malleys? Because Branch Rickey was the GM, not the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The O’Malleys were the owners.[/quote]

    Wait, I just looked it up, O’Malley wasn’t the owner until 1950…but I can’t seem to find out who the owner was that hired Rickey in 1942[/quote]

    ok, this is all really confusing (it appears at the time Branch Rickey became president and GM of the Dodgers they were half owned by the Ebbets estate and half owned by the McKeever estate), but this site sheds a bit of light.

  • Perry | April 16, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”71199″][quote comment=”71190″]
    Do you mean the O’Malleys? Because Branch Rickey was the GM, not the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The O’Malleys were the owners.[/quote]

    Wait, I just looked it up, O’Malley wasn’t the owner until 1950…but I can’t seem to find out who the owner was that hired Rickey in 1942[/quote]

    It’s a very complicated story, told here:

    http://muse.jhu.edu/...

  • Talon Lardner | April 16, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”71158″][quote comment=”71128″][quote comment=”71116″]My God, Griffey and Colome look like sh!t. Is it THAT f–cking hard to wear your pants up?!
    I know, I know, it’s the way thing are now. But I can’t even stand watching games anymore…[/quote]

    I didn’t see the game… so are you referring to “Pyjamma bottoms”, or a low belt line? I can agree with the low belt line earning that disgust, but I happen to like the look of the super low cuffs on the bottom of baseball uniforms. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Stirrup too, but for some reason, I think having the bottom of the pants going over the top of the shoe seems like a reasonable alternative, and a acceptable evolution of the uniform.[/quote]

    An acceptable evolution of the uniform? If so, what will be next? Perhaps pants that fit like the massively baggy goth wear that I see kids at rock concerts wearing? http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    If players wore that stuff, That’d make me end up shelling out the tickets to see in person!

    In all seriousness, though, while I appreciate the long sock/tucked in pant cuffs look, I don’t mind those who choose to let their cuffs loose, they simply trade the fuss of maintaining socks and stirrips with the annoying grass stains that end up on the bottoms of the pant legs. It’s not like long pants is a danger to themselves!

  • Double J | April 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    As a UCF student I am indifferent about the change from Golden Knights to just Knights, Knights was most used in common reference anyways. I am however intrigued about the new logo and schemes for UCF.

    One possibly unrelated note, in the UCF bookstore there is a section that has UCF branded Under Armour shirts, pants, and hoodies. UCF has been an Adidas school for at least all of my tenure here, and I think it dates back about 5 years. I’m curious if this could be a precursor to Under Armour being the new athletic supplier with a new look and theme. Does any other students know of schools who have Under Armour branded stuff even if their a Nike/Adidas School, or Paul have you heard anything about UCF moving to UA?

  • Nate from SRU | April 16, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    I am really surprised no one commented on this:here
    Personally, I think it is an interesting way to show your support for your fans. However, if you go around opening your jacket like that to show it off you may get either some strange looks or arrested for indecent exposure.

    I think the more interesting thing would have been if it wasn’t as the inner lining but as the suit itself. Have the logo on the outside of a white suit would be really cool. Kind of a formal sportwear type of deal.

  • Andy (#11) | April 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”71215″][quote comment=”71158″][quote comment=”71128″][quote comment=”71116″]My God, Griffey and Colome look like sh!t. Is it THAT f–cking hard to wear your pants up?!
    I know, I know, it’s the way thing are now. But I can’t even stand watching games anymore…[/quote]

    I didn’t see the game… so are you referring to “Pyjamma bottoms”, or a low belt line? I can agree with the low belt line earning that disgust, but I happen to like the look of the super low cuffs on the bottom of baseball uniforms. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Stirrup too, but for some reason, I think having the bottom of the pants going over the top of the shoe seems like a reasonable alternative, and a acceptable evolution of the uniform.[/quote]

    An acceptable evolution of the uniform? If so, what will be next? Perhaps pants that fit like the massively baggy goth wear that I see kids at rock concerts wearing? http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    If players wore that stuff, That’d make me end up shelling out the tickets to see in person!

    In all seriousness, though, while I appreciate the long sock/tucked in pant cuffs look, I don’t mind those who choose to let their cuffs loose, they simply trade the fuss of maintaining socks and stirrips with the annoying grass stains that end up on the bottoms of the pant legs. It’s not like long pants is a danger to themselves![/quote]
    I think all players on a team should wear their pants the same way.
    Either everyone has their pants long (but please not strapped to the shoes), or everyone is showing stirrups (and all showing the same amount of sock).
    To me, it’s not “uniform” when everyone’s got their own style and doing their own thing.

  • Binky | April 16, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”71112″][quote comment=”71110″]aside from the helmet stickers, i also enjoyed all the little touches that baseball got right with the Jackie Robinson tribute yesterday.

    the announcer at Dodger Stadium announced each player as #42 as he came to the plate last night. did any of the other teams where all the players wore #42 do this?[/quote]

    The onscreen graphic when Mike Cameron was at the plate showed his number to be 42. However, when any of the Dodgers came to the plate, there was no uniform number shown.

    Vin Scully got a HUGE ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd. This almost rivaled Rachel Robinson’s. When you think about it though – how often does Vin get introduced to the crowd? It’s probably very rare when he gets to be the center of attention, even if he was only introducing and paying tribute to someone else.[/quote]
    What was up with Vin Scully’s hair!!

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    As we are about aesthetics here and not function, I vote for high pants over low pants in baseball, function be damned!

    Look at this picture or this one. Who looks better? Oh, and major props to the Cardinal (I’m assuming Preston Wilson) with the striped stirrups. It looks extra-sweet.

    Be that as it may, I agree with Andy (#11) that the whole team should wear their pants one way or the other for uniformity’s sake.

  • patrick | April 16, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”71097″]about jerry stackhouse: while in HS at oak hill, he wore jersey #5. jeff mcinnis who was also at oak hill wore #3. they both chose carolina. at this point stack chose #42… shammond williams had #3 already, and mcinnis chose #5. worthy wore #52 at carolina, yet his accomplishments fit the criteria for jersey retirement, so stack couldnt wear that. worthy wore #42 in LA because at the time he was drafted, jamaal wilkes was still with the lakers, and he wore #52.

    on the waner jersey retirement: you will find that along with paul waner, another retired jersey will be that of dick groat, who already has his college jersey retired, however in a different sport.
    his #10 is retired for dook basketball[/quote]

    Dick Groat eh? the guy the diseas is named after?

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo.

  • Joey Guns | April 16, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    Until Joe Torre was informed that the No. 42 jersey he wore to honor the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s major league debut was going to be auctioned off, Torre had designs on keeping it.
    — New York Post

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    My bad if this is a second post!!!

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo. It could be sooo much nicer. How about some depth on that banner, or a more “Steeler” centric styled font on the banner to match the number font…it’s just boring to me.

  • patrick | April 16, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”71221″]I am really surprised no one commented on this:here
    Personally, I think it is an interesting way to show your support for your fans. However, if you go around opening your jacket like that to show it off you may get either some strange looks or arrested for indecent exposure.

    I think the more interesting thing would have been if it wasn’t as the inner lining but as the suit itself. Have the logo on the outside of a white suit would be really cool. Kind of a formal sportwear type of deal.[/quote]

    I’m nopt sure if it was here, or on another blog, but theres a guy that makes a line of mens clothing with this sort of theme. As I recall, mark Cuban has one for the Mav’s….. pretty cool, also pretty useless. I also seem to rmember the owner of the company saying that they werent licensed to do MLB stuff, so this must have been the owner’s own doing..

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”71238″][quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    My bad if this is a second post!!!

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo. It could be sooo much nicer. How about some depth on that banner, or a more “Steeler” centric styled font on the banner to match the number font…it’s just boring to me.[/quote]

    I can get with the depth or a font more like the one the Steelers use, but I wouldn’t gussy it up much past that. I like the black, white, yellow motif with only small logo in the middle being of different colors. Ok, fine, I’ll say it. I like the preponderance of black. This is why I can’t be a graphic designer–I like basic, i.e., boring, i.e., lots of black.

  • Ian K | April 16, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”71237″]Until Joe Torre was informed that the No. 42 jersey he wore to honor the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s major league debut was going to be auctioned off, Torre had designs on keeping it.
    — New York Post[/quote]

    What would Joe Torre want with a once-used Mariano Rivera jersey? Because at one glance, that’s kind of what it is.

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”71243″][quote comment=”71238″][quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    My bad if this is a second post!!!

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo. It could be sooo much nicer. How about some depth on that banner, or a more “Steeler” centric styled font on the banner to match the number font…it’s just boring to me.[/quote]

    I can get with the depth or a font more like the one the Steelers use, but I wouldn’t gussy it up much past that. I like the black, white, yellow motif with only small logo in the middle being of different colors. Ok, fine, I’ll say it. I like the preponderance of black. This is why I can’t be a graphic designer–I like basic, i.e., boring, i.e., lots of black.[/quote]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.

  • JMB | April 16, 2007 at 3:46 pm |

    I’ve been playing the Giants season on MLB 07 the show, and one of the cool things about the game is they have the alts. pre-scheduled, for instance on Friday I knew the Pirates were going to wear their red alts. But now I’m doing tonights game vs. the Rockies, and the Giants are wearing these throwbacks and the Rockies are wearing their original uniforms. Has anyone heard any rumors about this?

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”71251″][quote comment=”71243″][quote comment=”71238″][quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    My bad if this is a second post!!!

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo. It could be sooo much nicer. How about some depth on that banner, or a more “Steeler” centric styled font on the banner to match the number font…it’s just boring to me.[/quote]

    I can get with the depth or a font more like the one the Steelers use, but I wouldn’t gussy it up much past that. I like the black, white, yellow motif with only small logo in the middle being of different colors. Ok, fine, I’ll say it. I like the preponderance of black. This is why I can’t be a graphic designer–I like basic, i.e., boring, i.e., lots of black.[/quote]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.[/quote]

    I can go with the season (barely), but not the plaid-ish background. I would venture a guess that more people agree with you than me. That’s why you’re the designer.

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”71257″][quote comment=”71251″]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.[/quote]

    I can go with the season (barely), but not the plaid-ish background. I would venture a guess that more people agree with you than me. That’s why you’re the designer.[/quote]

    I take it back. After looking at it again, I prefer the original.

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”71257″][quote comment=”71251″][quote comment=”71243″][quote comment=”71238″][quote comment=”71150″]Joe, I disagree with you about the Steelers decal. I think it’s almost perfect in its simplicity.
    [/quote]

    My bad if this is a second post!!!

    What I really meant by it is that it looks like whoever designed it just bought Adobe Illustrator last week, gave a glance to this book, and then made that logo. It could be sooo much nicer. How about some depth on that banner, or a more “Steeler” centric styled font on the banner to match the number font…it’s just boring to me.[/quote]

    I can get with the depth or a font more like the one the Steelers use, but I wouldn’t gussy it up much past that. I like the black, white, yellow motif with only small logo in the middle being of different colors. Ok, fine, I’ll say it. I like the preponderance of black. This is why I can’t be a graphic designer–I like basic, i.e., boring, i.e., lots of black.[/quote]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.[/quote]

    I can go with the season (barely), but not the plaid-ish background. I would venture a guess that more people agree with you than me. That’s why you’re the designer.[/quote]

    It was rushed..it’s supposed to replicate a jersey mesh.

  • Joe | April 16, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”71258″][quote comment=”71257″][quote comment=”71251″]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.[/quote]

    I can go with the season (barely), but not the plaid-ish background. I would venture a guess that more people agree with you than me. That’s why you’re the designer.[/quote]

    I take it back. After looking at it again, I prefer the original.[/quote]

    I’n an ideal world I would re-design my own original and not alter someone else’s too! ;)

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”71260″][quote comment=”71258″][quote comment=”71257″][quote comment=”71251″]

    I am bu no way saying this is a solution, I just threw this together in 5 mins, but something like this better suits my tastes.[/quote]

    I can go with the season (barely), but not the plaid-ish background. I would venture a guess that more people agree with you than me. That’s why you’re the designer.[/quote]

    I take it back. After looking at it again, I prefer the original.[/quote]

    I’n an ideal world I would re-design my own original and not alter someone else’s too! ;)[/quote]

    Now that I would like to see. I have liked the other stuff you have shown on the site thus far. How about a decent Vikings uni? Or is that asking for the impossible?

  • Anthony Verna | April 16, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”71261″]Now that I would like to see. I have liked the other stuff you have shown on the site thus far. How about a decent Vikings uni? Or is that asking for the impossible?[/quote]

    Maybe we can get Minna in a dance club so she can do her best Cedric Griffin impression.

  • todd krevanchi | April 16, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?

  • Dave | April 16, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    As of now, 4:22 pm eastern, the pages for individual players still had the uniform number as 42, though the main roster page had the correct numbers restored.

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”71263″][quote comment=”71261″]Now that I would like to see. I have liked the other stuff you have shown on the site thus far. How about a decent Vikings uni? Or is that asking for the impossible?[/quote]

    Maybe we can get Minna in a dance club so she can do her best Cedric Griffin impression.[/quote]

    You didn’t answer me, Anthony. Redhead? Or did I miss it.

    Of all the stupid things to get arrested for. Arrrrrrgh! Hm. Bad unis, bad behavior (think Bengals). Coincidence? I think not. Yes, I am ignoring Tank ath the moment because he doesn’t fit my hypothesis.

    P.S. Anthony, I know how to pull my pants up properly!

  • Metsfan AZ | April 16, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]
    Take it to the nexte level = UNC B-ball alum. NOT take it to the next level = Dook B-ball alum.

  • Ben | April 16, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    So I was reading the new Spots Illustrated and came across this in the Letters section:

    “Matsuzaka’s fate was apparently seald back in high school. Your picture of him in his 1998 Yokohama victory pose clearly shows him wearing what looks like oldtime Red Sox hosiery!” R. Walega, Westborough, MA.

    I didn’t see the photo SI printed but here is a picture from the Boston Globe that shows the socks.

    Very cool coincidence, and perhaps Mr. Walega is somewhere around the UniWatch lair?

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]

    Means, I will play/act/do harder when I get paid.

  • Ben | April 16, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”71271″]So I was reading the new Spots Illustrated and came across this in the Letters section:

    “Matsuzaka’s fate was apparently seald back in high school. Your picture of him in his 1998 Yokohama victory pose clearly shows him wearing what looks like oldtime Red Sox hosiery!” R. Walega, Westborough, MA.

    I didn’t see the photo SI printed but here is a picture from the Boston Globe that shows the socks.

    Very cool coincidence, and perhaps Mr. Walega is somewhere around the UniWatch lair?[/quote]

    I can’t spell “SPORTS” or “SEALED” correctly on Mondays.

  • Nick | April 16, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    I was checking out that site of the Steelers possible helmet alt for next year and there were also alt jerseys too.

  • Nick | April 16, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Whoops…scroll down near the bottom to see the jerseys.

  • todd krevanchi | April 16, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”71269″][quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]
    Take it to the nexte level = UNC B-ball alum. NOT take it to the next level = Dook B-ball alum.[/quote]

    agree! circle gets a square!!!
    as a true UNC fan, i have always lived by this mantra. “if you play basketball at dook, you are destined for nba mediocrity.”

  • Sir Jock Strap | April 16, 2007 at 4:40 pm |
  • El Rey | April 16, 2007 at 4:57 pm |

    I was reviewing the posts from this weekend. I thought that someone might do something special for post #42.

  • Justin | April 16, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    Jose Calderon is waering the wristband with the number of Jorge Garbajosa (15) his teammate both on the Raptors and for Spain. It looks like a tribute because Garbajosa is out with a broken leg right now.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 16, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    Here’s what I’m hoping for, is that someone who went Jackie style with the pants and stirrups had a stellar day and continues the look for the rest of the season. Is that too much to ask?

  • DrBear | April 16, 2007 at 5:31 pm |

    Re: If it hadn’t been Jackie, it would have been somebody else…

    It would have been a whole bunch of somebody elses if Bill Veeck had his way. He wanted to buy the Philadelphia Phillies and stock it with Negro League stars, but made the mistake of telling Commissioner Landis, who quickly found another buyer for the team and got it approved by the other owners before Veeck knew what hit him.

  • Matthew S. | April 16, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”71296″]Here’s what I’m hoping for, is that someone who went Jackie style with the pants and stirrups had a stellar day and continues the look for the rest of the season. Is that too much to ask?[/quote]

    I think Jose Cruz Jr.–sporting awesome early 80s style stirrups–crushed a home run for the Padres against the Dodgers last night. But the Padres still lost.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 16, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”71302″][quote comment=”71296″]Here’s what I’m hoping for, is that someone who went Jackie style with the pants and stirrups had a stellar day and continues the look for the rest of the season. Is that too much to ask?[/quote]

    I think Jose Cruz Jr.–sporting awesome early 80s style stirrups–crushed a home run for the Padres against the Dodgers last night. But the Padres still lost.[/quote]
    What was Preston Wilson’s line like? Or Mike Cameron?

  • Kyle S. | April 16, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    From the Seattle PI, looks like we get some throwbacks this year.
    NEW NATIONAL CHAMPS: The 1960 Huskies will be honored Sept. 29 against USC as a national championship flag will be raised and UW players will wear throwback jerseys.
    The 1960 team went 10-1 and beat top-ranked Minnesota 17-7 in the ’61 Rose Bowl, but The Associated Press and United Press International polls — voted on before the bowl games — named Minnesota No. 1.

    The Helms Athletic Foundation’s panel of experts voted Washington the nation’s No. 1 team after the Rose Bowl. (The Helms panel voted until 1982.)

  • ACC (the Brain) | April 16, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”71277″][quote comment=”71269″][quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]
    Take it to the nexte level = UNC B-ball alum. NOT take it to the next level = Dook B-ball alum.[/quote]

    agree! circle gets a square!!!
    as a true UNC fan, i have always lived by this mantra. “if you play basketball at dook, you are destined for nba mediocrity.”[/quote]

    Not really true – Brand, Deng, Maggette, Boozer, Battier – that’s 5 current above players above mediocrity levels. How many for UNC?

    Carter, Jamison, Wallace, Felton, Stackhouse,

  • Scott W | April 16, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”71182″][quote comment=”71098″]does anyone know if tonights episode of 24 will be called 42 as a jackie robinson tribute?[/quote]

    That gets my vote for post of the day.[/quote]

    I second that! Can’t wait for the Jackie Bauer Power Hour tonight.

  • Brandon | April 16, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    I’d rather MLB throw a sticker on a helmet then a cheap patch on a cap. While I think it would of been better if the sticker had been on the back of the helmet ala NFL, at least there weren’t any cheap patches falling off caps and flooding the MLB store.

  • Mike | April 16, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    Yeah, actually all the English teams were to be wearing them. I was watching the Chelsea v Blackburn FA cup match and they were wearing it too, but John Terry’s kept getting covered by his captain’s armband.
    Slainte’
    Mike

    [quote comment=”71196″][quote comment=”71169″]I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?[/quote]

    Yep it was for Hillsborough, 15/4/1989 I remember exactly where I was when the news started to come through, Amaizingly in 89 not even the FA Cup semi final was live on TV ,maybe if it had this would have been avoided.

    remember the 96 Youll Never Walk Alone, 15/4/1986

    Les[/quote]

  • Matthew S. | April 16, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”71305″][quote comment=”71302″][quote comment=”71296″]Here’s what I’m hoping for, is that someone who went Jackie style with the pants and stirrups had a stellar day and continues the look for the rest of the season. Is that too much to ask?[/quote]

    I think Jose Cruz Jr.–sporting awesome early 80s style stirrups–crushed a home run for the Padres against the Dodgers last night. But the Padres still lost.[/quote]
    What was Preston Wilson’s line like? Or Mike Cameron?[/quote]

    Not really sure, I didn’t watch the whole game. I’m willing to bet that Wilson’s line included at least one or two strikeouts though.

  • Chris Mycoskie | April 16, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    LSU outfielder Chris McGhee also got in on the Jackie Robinson celebration. He ditched his normal number 32 and wore 42 against Ole Miss on Sunday.
    http://www.nmnathlet...

  • David L | April 16, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”71302″][quote comment=”71296″]Here’s what I’m hoping for, is that someone who went Jackie style with the pants and stirrups had a stellar day and continues the look for the rest of the season. Is that too much to ask?[/quote]

    I think Jose Cruz Jr.–sporting awesome early 80s style stirrups–crushed a home run for the Padres against the Dodgers last night. But the Padres still lost.[/quote]

    As mentioned previously in this blog, Cruz Jr. wears his stirrups nice and tall as a tribute to his father, who was a MLB player.
    He’s worn them high all year (except for the camo alternates)

    He’s also done surprisingly well of the bench, and as a #4 OF for the padres.

  • dale | April 16, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”71217″]As a UCF student I am indifferent about the change from Golden Knights to just Knights, Knights was most used in common reference anyways. I am however intrigued about the new logo and schemes for UCF.

    One possibly unrelated note, in the UCF bookstore there is a section that has UCF branded Under Armour shirts, pants, and hoodies. UCF has been an Adidas school for at least all of my tenure here, and I think it dates back about 5 years. I’m curious if this could be a precursor to Under Armour being the new athletic supplier with a new look and theme. Does any other students know of schools who have Under Armour branded stuff even if their a Nike/Adidas School, or Paul have you heard anything about UCF moving to UA?[/quote]

    i am a student at uconn and they have recenlty put under armour clothes in our bookstore. we are a nike school besides a few sports who have outside contracts. under armour might be having some new college line or something.

  • Douzoglou Grandes Ligas | April 16, 2007 at 7:04 pm |

    Very tragic incident that happened today at Virgina Tech. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the victims. I hope that throughout the remainder of this season and at least the 2007-08 season Sports teams wear a memorial patch to honor the people who lost their lives in the worst school shooting in the history of the US.

    I know typically patches are to honor former athletes or people related to the athletic department however a school is sort of like a big family and it would be a nice gesture.

  • Ed from Dallas | April 16, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”71307″][quote comment=”71277″][quote comment=”71269″][quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]
    Take it to the nexte level = UNC B-ball alum. NOT take it to the next level = Dook B-ball alum.[/quote]

    agree! circle gets a square!!!
    as a true UNC fan, i have always lived by this mantra. “if you play basketball at dook, you are destined for nba mediocrity.”[/quote]

    Not really true – Brand, Deng, Maggette, Boozer, Battier – that’s 5 current above players above mediocrity levels. How many for UNC?

    Carter, Jamison, Wallace, Felton, Stackhouse,[/quote]

    So where the hell is J.J. Reddick?? lol

  • Smail | April 16, 2007 at 7:53 pm |

    The Jackie Robinson thing is great and all, but I definitely have issue with the cash grab aspect. Wasn’t it yesterday someone said that Carl Crawford was switching jerseys every inning so they could auction off more of them? I’m sure most of the proceeds go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, but still.

    Take a look in the MLB store for some more bilking. For only $100 you can be the proud owner of a Jackie Robinson tribute jersey, complete with generic number font and another player’s name!

    They have one for every team. If you want the authentic (with no name on the back), it’ll set you back between $175 and $250.
    Keep up the cash grab, MLB!

  • Ed from Dallas | April 16, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”71329″][quote comment=”71217″]As a UCF student I am indifferent about the change from Golden Knights to just Knights, Knights was most used in common reference anyways. I am however intrigued about the new logo and schemes for UCF.

    One possibly unrelated note, in the UCF bookstore there is a section that has UCF branded Under Armour shirts, pants, and hoodies. UCF has been an Adidas school for at least all of my tenure here, and I think it dates back about 5 years. I’m curious if this could be a precursor to Under Armour being the new athletic supplier with a new look and theme. Does any other students know of schools who have Under Armour branded stuff even if their a Nike/Adidas School, or Paul have you heard anything about UCF moving to UA?[/quote]

    i am a student at uconn and they have recenlty put under armour clothes in our bookstore. we are a nike school besides a few sports who have outside contracts. under armour

    might be having some new college line or something.[/quote]

    Yeah even we have Under Armour in our bookstore too…and I go to Prairie View A&M (yeah you haven’t heard of it unless you were watching ESPN the day they named our ’90s football team the worst in history.) But it’s a historically black university and Russell Athletics (yeah freakin’ RUSSELL) has a contract with the HBCUs. The only exception I’ve seen is our womans basketball team having Nike and I think that’s because of Cynthia Cooper being the head coach.

  • Rick | April 16, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”71253″]I’ve been playing the Giants season on MLB 07 the show, and one of the cool things about the game is they have the alts. pre-scheduled, for instance on Friday I knew the Pirates were going to wear their red alts. But now I’m doing tonights game vs. the Rockies, and the Giants are wearing these throwbacks and the Rockies are wearing their original uniforms. Has anyone heard any rumors about this?[/quote]

    JMB,
    I’m at Rockies-Giants now, both teams are wearing regular whites and grays. The Rockies do not pre-schedule their alts, as it is the choice of the starting pitcher each night what uniform top they will wear.

  • DRob | April 16, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”71329″][quote comment=”71217″]As a UCF student I am indifferent about the change from Golden Knights to just Knights, Knights was most used in common reference anyways. I am however intrigued about the new logo and schemes for UCF.

    One possibly unrelated note, in the UCF bookstore there is a section that has UCF branded Under Armour shirts, pants, and hoodies. UCF has been an Adidas school for at least all of my tenure here, and I think it dates back about 5 years. I’m curious if this could be a precursor to Under Armour being the new athletic supplier with a new look and theme. Does any other students know of schools who have Under Armour branded stuff even if their a Nike/Adidas School, or Paul have you heard anything about UCF moving to UA?[/quote]

    i am a student at uconn and they have recenlty put under armour clothes in our bookstore. we are a nike school besides a few sports who have outside contracts. under armour

    might be having some new college line or something.[/quote]

    I worked this past summer at the Tulane Bookstore. They had Underarmor branded Tulane clothing, and the school that I attend (Trinity U in San Antonio) has them as well. In fact, I own maroon underarmor shorts that have our logo on them.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a deal involving Barnes and Noble College Bookstores, not with the athletic dept.

  • diz | April 16, 2007 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”71196″][quote comment=”71169″]I noticed Liverpool were wearing black armbands Saturday against Man City. No mention (that I heard) on the telecast, but I assume it was to commemorate the anniversary of Hillsborough? Anyone know for certain?[/quote]

    Yep it was for Hillsborough, 15/4/1989 I remember exactly where I was when the news started to come through, Amaizingly in 89 not even the FA Cup semi final was live on TV ,maybe if it had this would have been avoided.

    remember the 96 Youll Never Walk Alone, 15/4/1986

    Les[/quote]

    The game wasn’t live on telly because it was on a Saturday afternoon. There’s an agreement not to show any live football then (it’s now just 2-5pm) to allow lower league teams a chance to get a decent crowd in.

    I wasn’t aware of other teams paying tribute, but Liverpool tend to show up for a memorial service on the 15th of April every year, and wear the armbands on the nearest game.

  • Dan | April 16, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”71217″]As a UCF student I am indifferent about the change from Golden Knights to just Knights, Knights was most used in common reference anyways. I am however intrigued about the new logo and schemes for UCF.

    One possibly unrelated note, in the UCF bookstore there is a section that has UCF branded Under Armour shirts, pants, and hoodies. UCF has been an Adidas school for at least all of my tenure here, and I think it dates back about 5 years. I’m curious if this could be a precursor to Under Armour being the new athletic supplier with a new look and theme. Does any other students know of schools who have Under Armour branded stuff even if their a Nike/Adidas School, or Paul have you heard anything about UCF moving to UA?[/quote]

    I really can’t tell you what company Case uses for jerseys, but we have under armour clothing for sale

  • =bg= | April 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”71232″][quote comment=”71112″][quote comment=”71110″]aside from the helmet stickers, i also enjoyed all the little touches that baseball got right with the Jackie Robinson tribute yesterday.

    the announcer at Dodger Stadium announced each player as #42 as he came to the plate last night. did any of the other teams where all the players wore #42 do this?[/quote]

    The onscreen graphic when Mike Cameron was at the plate showed his number to be 42. However, when any of the Dodgers came to the plate, there was no uniform number shown.

    Vin Scully got a HUGE ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd. This almost rivaled Rachel Robinson’s. When you think about it though – how often does Vin get introduced to the crowd? It’s probably very rare when he gets to be the center of attention, even if he was only introducing and paying tribute to someone else.[/quote]
    What was up with Vin Scully’s hair!![/quote]

    Aerodynamic, huh. “Vin, cleared for takeoff.”

  • =bg= | April 16, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”71134″]Interesting Steelers alternate helmet news…

    http://www.nextlevel...[/quote]

    I like that helmet ALL DAY LONG.

  • Anthony Verna | April 16, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”71357″]JMB,
    I’m at Rockies-Giants now, both teams are wearing regular whites and grays. The Rockies do not pre-schedule their alts, as it is the choice of the starting pitcher each night what uniform top they will wear.[/quote]

    You’re at a baseball game and are surfing the web! That must be some boring game.

  • Nael M. | April 16, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    Paul –

    That Warren Strelow patch you mentioned the Sharks are wearing aren’t just on their helmet. I’m watching game 3 of the Sharks-Predators series and I noticed the same “WAS” logo on the left arm of the team’s jerseys – at the very least, I saw it clearly on Joe Thornton’s jersey.. Sorry I can’t get a screenshot of this, since I don’t have the hardware to pull it off an HD broadcast.

  • Brian | April 16, 2007 at 10:53 pm |

    At Iowa State there is UA clothing for sure. I also know that Iowa has UA stuff for sale. I assume it doesn’t mean anything.

  • Gibby | April 16, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    I noticed this same thing while watching the game. I have a grainy photo of the patch, but it does the trick.

    [quote comment=”71406″]Paul –

    That Warren Strelow patch you mentioned the Sharks are wearing aren’t just on their helmet. I’m watching game 3 of the Sharks-Predators series and I noticed the same “WAS” logo on the left arm of the team’s jerseys – at the very least, I saw it clearly on Joe Thornton’s jersey.. Sorry I can’t get a screenshot of this, since I don’t have the hardware to pull it off an HD broadcast.[/quote]

  • Minna H. | April 16, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”71343″]The Jackie Robinson thing is great and all, but I definitely have issue with the cash grab aspect. Wasn’t it yesterday someone said that Carl Crawford was switching jerseys every inning so they could auction off more of them? I’m sure most of the proceeds go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, but still.

    Take a look in the MLB store for some more bilking. For only $100 you can be the proud owner of a Jackie Robinson tribute jersey, complete with generic number font and another player’s name!

    They have one for every team. If you want the authentic (with no name on the back), it’ll set you back between $175 and $250.
    Keep up the cash grab, MLB![/quote]

    That was me mentioning Carl Crawford. I don’t have a problem with the jerseys being auctioned for charity, but I think it should end there. No other jerseys sold. I know it won’t happen, but I can dream.

  • Garfield | April 17, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    all of the proceeds from the mlb.com auctions go the the Jackie Robinson Foundation, that provides scholarships for minority students.

  • Ed from Dallas | April 17, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”71357″][quote comment=”71253″]I’ve been playing the Giants season on MLB 07 the show, and one of the cool things about the game is they have the alts. pre-scheduled, for instance on Friday I knew the Pirates were going to wear their red alts. But now I’m doing tonights game vs. the Rockies, and the Giants are wearing these throwbacks and the Rockies are wearing their original uniforms. Has anyone heard any rumors about this?[/quote]

    JMB,
    I’m at Rockies-Giants now, both teams are wearing regular whites and grays. The Rockies do not pre-schedule their alts, as it is the choice of the starting pitcher each night what uniform top they will wear.[/quote]

    Well since you were at the game, you shoulda mentioned Bonds indeed wearing the 42 along with Mike Cameron i think it was.

  • Ben K | April 17, 2007 at 12:30 am |

    anyone remember that site with the worst soccer kits ever?

  • Ed from Dallas | April 17, 2007 at 2:12 am |

    I meant Ray Durham not Mike Cameron

  • Ed from Dallas | April 17, 2007 at 2:18 am |

    [quote comment=”71265″]dont know if you follow entertainment/music but…
    http://msn.foxsports...

    can somebody PLEASE explain to me what the phrase “take it to the next level” means?[/quote]

    Off-topic…Let it be known that the article has a misquote. Romeo Miller is NOT one of the top rappers in this country, his state, or even his home city!! Not even close!

  • Shuked | April 17, 2007 at 4:20 am |

    Interesting that the rays went to the trouble of doing the helmet, which looks kind of weird since the front number is the same.

  • Andrew | April 17, 2007 at 5:04 am |

    Paul,
    The San Jose Sharks logo to the left of the 29 on the helmet isnt the memorial, thats the Shark Fin logo that theyve had for a while. If anything, its to the right of the 29 in the bottom right corner

  • Smail | April 17, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”71429″]all of the proceeds from the mlb.com auctions go the the Jackie Robinson Foundation, that provides scholarships for minority students.[/quote]

    And I’m cool with that. But selling jerseys with another player’s name on the back… not cool.

  • Bret the Jet | April 17, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    This guy made a nice Jackie Robinson tribute and put together an All-42 team with pictures.

    http://homerderby.co...

  • Cathy | April 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    139, Ed:

    I think Romeo is one of the top selling Rap artist. Younger kids love him. I know he is a pretty decent point guard too, being invited to ABCD last summer. I don’t know if Derozan, who is a top prospect, had anything to do with Romeo’s signing (I’ll sign if you sign my best friend type of deal). Notice they signed another PG the same day.

  • DANNY | April 17, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    by the say, they Mike Breen said during the Mavs-Spurs game that Stackhouse does wear 42 in honor of Jackie.

  • Matt B. | April 17, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    I’ve been tuning in and out, but I think Jerome Williams of the Nats is wearing a Virginia Tech cap. Don’t know about the rest of the team. It caught my eye because it was adjustable and had an ACC patch on the right side.

  • Matt B. | April 17, 2007 at 7:54 pm |

    Update: Apparently all the starting nine for Washington are wearing VT hats, and Manny Acta has a white VT cap on. Here’s a picture of Jerome Williams:

    http://i32.photobuck...

  • Ben N | April 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm |

    Mike Stanton is wearing a Reds cap with a grey underbill. All the other Reds had the new black underbill. http://i178.photobuc...