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And Guest-Starring, as Himself …

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A really interesting subject came up in yesterday’s comments section: uniform cameos, meaning players who made very brief and easily overlooked appearances with a given team. It’s a great topic, and one that really shows the power of a uniform. Take Pete Rose, for example: It’s one thing to remember that he briefly played with the Expos in 1984, but actually seeing him in a Montreal uniform is pretty jarring. Uni cameos also serve as useful refresher courses in sports history — did you remember, for example, that Mike Piazza was a Marlin for about 10 minutes in 1998, or that Harmon Killebrew finished his career with a forgettable season in Kansas City? I confess that I had no idea Fergie Jenkins once wore a Phillies uni. And even if you know that Randy Johnson came up with the Expos, it’s still a bit of a mind-fuck to see him wearing Montreal threads.

The uni cameo is a flexible concept, so I want to narrow it down a bit. Like, okay, so Todd Zeile played 34 games with the Expos, but so what? The guy played for a gazillion different teams, so it doesn’t seem unusual to see him in any particular uniform. But seeing Franco Harris as a Seahawk, Curt Schilling as an Astro, Brett Favre as a Falcon, or Roger Maris as an Indian are all sort of hard for me to wrap my brain around. And of course certain player/uni pairings will just never compute, no matter how hard I stare at the photographic evidence.

To a certain extent, the question of what qualifies as a uni cameo is a function of personal perspective. The Pete Rose and Randy Johnson cases, for example, might not seem so unusual to someone who grew up in Montreal. Similarly, the sight of Willie Mays in a Mets uni seems perfectly normal to me, since I was a very enthusiastic eight- and nine-year-old Mets fan during Willie’s short tenure with the team. Also, it seems to me that more recent uni cameos (like, say, Armando Benitez as a Yankee) don’t pack as much of a punch, for three primary reasons: (1) Recent examples are fresher in our memories, so they don’t have as much of a surprise factor; (2) modern media coverage ensures that we’ll see much more of a player in a given uniform today than we would have 10 or 15 years ago, further diluting the impact; and (3) players move around so much these days that a cameo stint with a team doesn’t look as weird as it once did — nobody stays in one place long enough to establish a base-level look in the first place.

But that still leaves us plenty of fertile ground. In fact, I like this topic so much that I’m probably going to devote an ESPN column to this in the near future. So let’s compile as big a list as possible — send suggestions, links, and so on this-a-way. Big thanks in advance to all contributors, and bonus thanks to those who got the ball rolling yesterday.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Great tidbit from a reader who prefers not to be named: “Rob Cucuzza, the Yankees’ equipment manager, said that Gary Sheffield was very particular about his uniform, including some bizarre alterations. For example, he said Sheffield ‘would ask for 1/16th of an inch to be taken off his sleeve, but not from the bottom of the sleeve.’ Instead, Sheffield would ask to have the sleeve taken off his jersey, get the 1/16th of an inch taken from the top of the sleeve, and then have the sleeve re-attached. When you think about it, maybe it makes a little sense to give more room at the top of the shoulder, but I’ve never heard of anything like that.” … More on Carlos Guillen and his inside-out pockets: According to the second item on this page, the fine that Guillen was threatened with was $1000. And then there’s this: “Guillen usually wears one pocket out, either the left or right, ‘depending on who’s pitching.’ He called it a superstition and doesn’t see the point of having to change.” (With thanks to longtime Uni Watch Motor City bureau chief Doug Kalemba.) … Mark Liyeos notes that all the cold weather has brought a welcome resurgence of home plate umps wearing blazers. … You know your mesh jersey is too see-through when you can make out the undershirt logo through the jersey (as spotted by Jeremy Brahm). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: For the second time in four months, I forgot that the 1983 Cowboys were not the only NFL team whose captains wore “C” designations. There’s at least one other example: the 1994 Patriots. … Turns out the President isn’t the only one who gets free swag. “It’s from the National Book Festival Author’s breakfast, whatever the hell that is,” writes Marcus Ramsey. “Here’s the thing: That looks like a Clippers jersey, but Baron Davis plays for Golden State and Diana Taurasi plays for Phoenix.” … Really interesting link here describing how baseball caps are made (with thanks to David Soline).

 

421 comments to And Guest-Starring, as Himself …

  • Jesse | April 20, 2007 at 8:30 am |

    Not sure if it was in yesterday’s comments, but one immediately springs to mind as a New Yorker: Patrick Ewing with the Magic. Actually, almost all of these, although Joe Montana with the Chiefs doesn’t bug me so much, since he did lead them to the playoffs. Rice as 80 on the Seahawks was really weird.

    One more that’s just bizarre: Joe Morgan as an A.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 8:52 am |

    There’s a good old time one: Ty Cobb as a Indian. (First row, third from right)
    It was a benefit game for Addie Joss’ widow, and Ty forgot his uniform. Considering his reputation, it’s amazing that they let him borrow one.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”73029″]Not sure if it was in yesterday’s comments, but one immediately springs to mind as a New Yorker: Patrick Ewing with the Magic. Actually, almost all of these, although Joe Montana with the Chiefs doesn’t bug me so much, since he did lead them to the playoffs. Rice as 80 on the Seahawks was really weird.

    One more that’s just bizarre: Joe Morgan as an A.[/quote]

    Nice ones. I forgot about Patrick Ewing on the Magic.

    Some of the others were for a few years, so those I remembered. For example, Bruce Smith was on the Redskins for 4 years.

    How about Tim McCarver on the Red Sox?

    http://i22.ebayimg.c...

  • Hoss | April 20, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    I can’t find a decent pick, but what about Chris Mullin as a member of the Indiana Pacers.

  • Cathy | April 20, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    …can’t believe nobody mentioned the biggest bizzaro uni switch of all time. Although pretty recent, it still never looked right.

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    I’m sure many other colleges are doing some sort of tribute, but I just noticed that Penn State is selling maroon and orange Penn State shirts that students are planning to wear to the spring blue/white game tomorrow. They plan to spell out “VT” in the student section, where they usually spell out a big blue and white “S”.

    http://www.collegian...

    All proceeds from the t-shirts are going towards the family of one of the victims, who was a PSU grad, and was at Virginia Tech for grad school.

  • Morris Belleville | April 20, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    How about: Johhny Unitas as a San Diego Charger
    Earl Campbell as a New Orleans Saint
    Bert Jones as an LA Ram
    Steve Carlton as a Cleveland Indian
    Tom Seaver as a Boston Red Sox

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    Ryne Sandberg, Philadelphia Phillie.

    As a teenaged Phillies fan this was my introduction as to how messed up the organization was.

    How about The Great One’s cross country pit stop in St. Louis?
    Or Cujo starting out there?

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”73036″]I can’t find a decent pick, but what about Chris Mullin as a member of the Indiana Pacers.[/quote]

    http://www.sportspos...

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    a list I’ll work on through the day:
    Orlando Cepeda with the Red Sox
    Bryan Trottier with the Penguins (beyond painful for old-time Isles fans)
    Johnny Unitas with the Chargers (even as a ‘Bolts fan, this was just wrong)
    Roberto Clemente in a Montreal uniform

    Tony Dorsett as a Bronco
    I can’t find pics of Randy Johnson’s quick-stop in Houston (even shorter than his stay in Montreal).

  • Ethan | April 20, 2007 at 9:15 am |
  • Ethan | April 20, 2007 at 9:19 am |
  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    Good ones for Steve Carlton refusing to accept the end of his career:
    Giants (can’t find one)
    Indians
    Twins (can’t find one – Didn’t he get a WS ring out of this?)

  • John | April 20, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    Doc Gooden as an Astro

    hope the link works, and its the best photo i can find

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”73040″]How about:
    Steve Carlton as a Cleveland Indian
    [/quote]

    Steve Carlton is the charter member of the “Hall of Famer Who Doesn’t Know When to Hang it Up Club”, the affliction is what I’ve termed ‘Steve Carlton Syndrome.’

    Steve with the White Sox, Indians , Giants, and the Twins.

    All of those teams/photos are from when he left the Phillies midseason 1986, and his last MLB appearance in 1998.

  • Dave | April 20, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Dale Murphey as a Rockie. No pic

  • WVU Tom | April 20, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    I’m actually surprised Joe didn’t beat me to it, but what be even more surprising than seeing Kurt Schilling in an Astros uni, is seeing him in this, his rookie O’s uni.

    Of course, every O’s fan remembers the infamous Glenn Davis trade, which sent Schilling, along with Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch to the Astros for an aging, oft-injured Glenn Davis, who never got back to form after joining the O’s and drifted into obscurity while the other 3 went on to become all-stars.

  • John | April 20, 2007 at 9:23 am |
  • Richard | April 20, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    This video shows the Laura Bush jersey. It’s from the 2005 National Book Festival breakfast. It’s not a Clippers’ jersey. At the 20:00 minute mark, you see it’s an NBA Read To Achieve jersey. They start talking at the 15:50 mark, but they give the jersey around the 20:00 mark.

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Actual Hall of Famer (not future, he was actually in the Hockey Hall of Fame) Guy Lafleur with the NY Rangers.

  • Dave | April 20, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Randy Johnson as Astro.

  • Bdiamond | April 20, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    How about Wade Boggs on the Devil Rays?
    http://images.usatod...

    Rasheed Wallace as a Hawk
    http://img.coxnewswe...

  • Seth H | April 20, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    Actual Hall of Famer (not future, he was actually in the Hockey Hall of Fame) Guy Lafleur with the NY Rangers.
    Lafleur then went on to play with the Nordiques (you need to scroll down): http://www.legendsof...

  • Dave | April 20, 2007 at 9:30 am |
  • Seth H | April 20, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    To me, the most jarring of all: Babe Ruth on the Boston Braves http://danholmes.mlb...

  • John | April 20, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Photographic evidence for Dave

    Randy Johnson as an astro

    http://www.astrosdai...

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | April 20, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Absolutely fantastic topic with all this cameo stuff Paul. Here is my personal favorite, Arsenal skipper Thierry Henry in his early days with Juventus.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”73044″]a list I’ll work on through the day:
    Orlando Cepeda with the Red Sox
    Bryan Trottier with the Penguins (beyond painful for old-time Isles fans)
    Johnny Unitas with the Chargers (even as a ‘Bolts fan, this was just wrong)
    Roberto Clemente in a Montreal uniform

    Tony Dorsett as a Bronco
    I can’t find pics of Randy Johnson’s quick-stop in Houston (even shorter than his stay in Montreal).[/quote]

    I think Orlando Cepeda as an Oakland A’s player is much more rare than when he was on the Red Sox. He only had 3 AB’s for the A’s! He had 550 AB’s for the Red Sox.

    http://i12.ebayimg.c...

  • scott d | April 20, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”73036″]I can’t find a decent pick, but what about Chris Mullin as a member of the Indiana Pacers.[/quote]

    i don’t ever find it all that surprising to see a white boy in indiana.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    I can’t find pics of Randy Johnson’s quick-stop in Houston (even shorter than his stay in Montreal).[/quote]

    got it.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    Famous but still disturbing – Babe Ruth gets Steve Carlton syndrome

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”73062″]Actual Hall of Famer (not future, he was actually in the Hockey Hall of Fame) Guy Lafleur with the NY Rangers.
    Lafleur then went on to play with the Nordiques (you need to scroll down): http://www.legendsof...

    Good call, I had forgotten that he completely stabbed the Montreal fans in the back with that one.

    How about Ted Williams, USMC Fighter Jock/ John Glenn’s wingman/squadron mate? BTW talk about setting some high standards for the rest of your guys in the squadron….

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 20, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Joe Namath with the Rams:

    http://www.sportsecy...

    The thing I remember most about Namath with the Rams was in that classic NFL films piece on the Buccaneers’ early days, the one where John McKay is wired for sound, Namath is seen handing off to a running back who heads into the end zone, prompting another McKay tirade.

  • John | April 20, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    http://www.astrosdai...

    Eddie Mathews as an astro for one year

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Guys, please check yesterday’s post. Most of these pictures and players were posted yesterday, and I’m sure they were also emailed to Paul.

    Here’s Dale Murphy as a Rockie, from yesterday:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    Along with another pic of him on the Rockies:

    http://i9.ebayimg.co...

  • Kyle K. | April 20, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”73043″][quote comment=”73036″]I can’t find a decent pick, but what about Chris Mullin as a member of the Indiana Pacers.[/quote]

    http://www.sportspos...

    Nice pic. I loved having those two together on NBA Live 99. They never missed.

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Babe Ruth: Dodgers Coach

  • Ed | April 20, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    Speaking of free swag for politicos, this was from last year’s Nationals opening game…

    http://www.pbase.com...

    ed

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    Of course, there’s always this, you know it happened, but it was kinda like a dream/nightmare.

    While looking for Eric Lindros in a Blue Jays uniform, I came across this pic of Arnold and Messier. Literally, nothing to do with unis, though.

  • Broker75 | April 20, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    ..sorry but, Willie Mays in a Mets uniform? just ‘doesn’t go’.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Curt Flood with the Senators (made going to the Phillies seem like a good thing)

  • Wayne G. | April 20, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”73080″]Of course, there’s always this, you know it happened, but it was kinda like a dream/nightmare.

    While looking for Eric Lindros in a Blue Jays uniform, I came across this pic of Arnold and Messier. Literally, nothing to do with unis, though.[/quote]

    Good Good, can’t say I ever wanted to, but I have just seen Mark Messier’s sack.

  • BobA | April 20, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”73055″]
    Of course, every O’s fan remembers the infamous Glenn Davis trade, which sent Schilling, along with Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch to the Astros for an aging, oft-injured Glenn Davis, who never got back to form after joining the O’s and drifted into obscurity while the other 3 went on to become all-stars.[/quote]

    Yes, thanks from bringing THAT up, as well as my breakfast. ;-(

  • Kyle K. | April 20, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    The Cardinals have had some great players pass through over the years…. (funny most of them played first base)

    Will Clark
    Andres Gallaraga
    Pedro Guerrero
    Tino Martinez

    One that went the other way… Willie McGee on the A’s (while winning the NL batting title in the same year)

  • Todd | April 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”73084″][quote comment=”73080″]Of course, there’s always this, you know it happened, but it was kinda like a dream/nightmare.

    While looking for Eric Lindros in a Blue Jays uniform, I came across this pic of Arnold and Messier. Literally, nothing to do with unis, though.[/quote]

    Good Good, can’t say I ever wanted to, but I have just seen Mark Messier’s sack.[/quote]

    I’m blind! More Natalie Gulbis pictures please!

  • Richard | April 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”73084″][quote comment=”73080″]Of course, there’s always this, you know it happened, but it was kinda like a dream/nightmare.

    While looking for Eric Lindros in a Blue Jays uniform, I came across this pic of Arnold and Messier. Literally, nothing to do with unis, though.[/quote]

    Good Good, can’t say I ever wanted to, but I have just seen Mark Messier’s sack.[/quote]

    and this is definitely NSFW

  • BobA | April 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”73076″]Babe Ruth: Dodgers Coach[/quote]

    And Babe as a Brave.

  • Bdiamond | April 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    Deon Sanders on the Redskins
    http://www.cowboyspl...

    Will Clark with the Orioles
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | April 20, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Many have mentioned Steve Carlton’s appearance as an Indian, but what about Keith Hernandez’s? I clearly remember his Fleer baseball card (w/ gaudy yellow border) from the early 90’s season with the Tribe. Couldn’t find a picture.

    How about Andre Rison with the Browns?
    Norm Cash as an Indian?
    Lenny Wilkens as a Cav, as a PLAYER?
    Bernie Kosar as a Cowboy/Dolphin?
    Mark Price as a Bullet/Warrior/uh, Magic?
    Austin Carr as a Bullet/Maverick?

    BTW, is it me or will there be an inordinate number of Cleveland sports references here? So many times our teams let go of the promising rookie too soon or pick up the superstar veteran too late. As a Cleveland fan, I must acknowledge this sad statement of fact.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Eddie Mathews did grab a second WS ring in 1968 by hanging on long enough.

  • mike | April 20, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    How about Dominic Hasek in a Blackhawks jersey?

  • JohnBoy | April 20, 2007 at 10:00 am |
  • Kyle O. | April 20, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    I find it interesting that when Farve was with the Falcons he wore a Corner Back’s facemask with the two verticle bars. Are there any other quarterbacks who have work interesting facemaks paul?

  • Eriq Jaffe | April 20, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    How about Ron Santo on the White Sox, which is wrong no matter which side of town you root for.

  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”73041″]
    How about The Great One’s cross country pit stop in St. Louis?
    Or Cujo starting out there?[/quote]

    Gretz was mentioned above. :o)

    Cujo played 6 seasons with St. Louis, and was signed as a free agent by them out of the University of Wisconsin. It is hardly a shock to me since he was the face of the Blues’ goaltending until Mike Keenan got there.

    A tougher find would be Cujo in a Las Vegas Thunder jersey where he played 15 games, or a Grand Rapids Griffins where he dressed for one game.

  • James P. | April 20, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I can’t find the image online, but I remember having a Yogi Berra Astros card back in the early 80s when he was the batting coach. Yogi in the rainbow guts uni is a mind trip…

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 20, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    The Juice as a Niner….

    O.J.

    Joe Montana with the Chiefs….

    Joe

    Larry Csonka in a Giants uniform. Ugh. Growing up a Dolphin fan (mainly Csonka), that one’s particularly tough to look at.

  • Jason | April 20, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    2 things:

    1) EVERYONE looks good in an Expos jersey.

    2) Action Packed cards were awesome!

  • anthony | April 20, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    …to seriously consider how “crazy” 1/16 of an inch is, you have to actually see it for yourself…

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”73091″]Many have mentioned Steve Carlton’s appearance as an Indian, but what about Keith Hernandez’s? I clearly remember his Fleer baseball card (w/ gaudy yellow border) from the early 90’s season with the Tribe. Couldn’t find a picture.

    How about Andre Rison with the Browns?
    Norm Cash as an Indian?
    Lenny Wilkens as a Cav, as a PLAYER?
    Bernie Kosar as a Cowboy/Dolphin?
    Mark Price as a Bullet/Warrior/uh, Magic?
    Austin Carr as a Bullet/Maverick?

    BTW, is it me or will there be an inordinate number of Cleveland sports references here? So many times our teams let go of the promising rookie too soon or pick up the superstar veteran too late. As a Cleveland fan, I must acknowledge this sad statement of fact.[/quote]

    Here’s Keith as an Indian.

    http://dcbcollectibl...

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    Here’s Willie McGee as a member of the Oakland A’s.

    I posted this yesterday.

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”73107″]I can’t find the image online, but I remember having a Yogi Berra Astros card back in the early 80s when he was the batting coach. Yogi in the rainbow guts uni is a mind trip…[/quote]

    It’s in this group of images.

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”73104″][quote comment=”73041″]
    How about The Great One’s cross country pit stop in St. Louis?
    Or Cujo starting out there?[/quote]

    Gretz was mentioned above. :o)

    Cujo played 6 seasons with St. Louis, and was signed as a free agent by them out of the University of Wisconsin. It is hardly a shock to me since he was the face of the Blues’ goaltending until Mike Keenan got there.

    A tougher find would be Cujo in a Las Vegas Thunder jersey where he played 15 games, or a Grand Rapids Griffins where he dressed for one game.[/quote]

    True, but after years in Edmonton, Toronto, Detroit, and now Phoenix it’s hard to remember those St.Louis years.

    I remember years ago when I was at ASU, someone asking me “Why’s he got a dog on his head?”, answer: His name’s Curtis Joseph…Cu Jo. But that not sinking into this individual, it was like a Monty Python skit with the recurring line “Why’s he got a dog on his head”

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”73107″]I can’t find the image online, but I remember having a Yogi Berra Astros card back in the early 80s when he was the batting coach. Yogi in the rainbow guts uni is a mind trip…[/quote]

    This?

    http://i12.ebayimg.c...

  • Scott | April 20, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    Dont have a link, but what about Ted Williams as the Rangers manager in ’72?

  • Joe | April 20, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”73055″]I’m actually surprised Joe didn’t beat me to it, but what be even more surprising than seeing Kurt Schilling in an Astros uni, is seeing him in this, his rookie O’s uni.

    Of course, every O’s fan remembers the infamous Glenn Davis trade, which sent Schilling, along with Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch to the Astros for an aging, oft-injured Glenn Davis, who never got back to form after joining the O’s and drifted into obscurity while the other 3 went on to become all-stars.[/quote]

    You’re killing me! Stop opening the old wounds! Schilling as an O is far more rare. He pitched 44 games for the O’s and 56 for the Stro’s. At the time of the trade what hurt me the most was the loss of Steve Finley. He was my favorite player. I have pictures of him instructing kids (me included at the time) at a clinic in center field of old Memorial Stadium. He’s wearing the O’s old 1989 orange alternate jersey, and Agassi Nike shorts! It was cool at the time!

    Also in the same neighborhood as todays topics is seeing star players in their minor league uni’s! Always fun to see.

  • James P. | April 20, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”73116″][quote comment=”73107″]I can’t find the image online, but I remember having a Yogi Berra Astros card back in the early 80s when he was the batting coach. Yogi in the rainbow guts uni is a mind trip…[/quote]

    This?

    http://i12.ebayimg.c...

    That’s one of the ones I remember! Thanks for the image link. It was quicker than looking throug a Google image search

  • JJD | April 20, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    Hakeem the Raptor is always kind of a “?!” one, as is Gary Payton on Milwaukee.

    I also do a double-take whenever I see Troy Aikman: Oklahoma Sooner.

  • Eric | April 20, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    How about an active one? Greg Maddux as a Padre.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • DenverGregg | April 20, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Surprised someone had a Dale Murphy Rox pic.

    Also surprised no one mentioned: Jerry Rice as a Bronco!

  • mg12 | April 20, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    I have always found it fun that once Todd Mcfarlane introduces a figure, he will mix things up and go back to the figure and create variants. He will create the figure in the away jersey rather than the figure’s original introduction in a home uniform. Sometimes, McFarlane Toys (www.mcfarlane.com) will even take things a step further and offer figures in these little known uniform combinations. You will not see these on his website, but they are all over ebay.

    McFarlane Randy Johnson in Expos uniform.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Tom Seaver as a Red Sox
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Roger Maris as a Cardinal
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Pistol Pete as a Hawk
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Bernie Kosar with the Cowboys

  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”73097″]How about Dominic Hasek in a Blackhawks jersey?[/quote]

    Hasek was a Blackhawk for 25 games over two seasons. He was 10th-round pick (199th overall) by the Hawks in 1983. He played more games for the Hawks’ minor league affiliate, the Indianapolis Ice.

    The better laugh? August 7, 1992: Traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres for journeyman back-up/minor league goalie Stephane Beauregard and future considerations.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 20, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    This from the fascinating Guy LaFleur page referenced above:

    There was high drama over which number Lafleur should wear with Montreal. Canadiens’ management suggested he wear Jean Beliveau’s retired Number 4, positioning himself as the next superstar of the Canadiens. Beliveau, Lafleur’s childhood idol, concurred in having Lafleur wear Number 4. “The more I think about it, the more I find it’s a good idea,” stated Beliveau at the time. “Why bury Number 4 six feet under as they did Maurice Richard’s Number 9?”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself, Jean Beliveau. All those teams who retire piles of numbers should be considering that. (I loved having the Cubs give Mark Grace’s #17 to potential superstar Felix Pie. Hope Pie has the career Grace had.)

  • Noah | April 20, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    How about Sweet Lout as a Pilot?

  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”73115″]
    True, but after years in Edmonton, Toronto, Detroit, and now Phoenix it’s hard to remember those St.Louis years.
    [/quote]

    I read you. He was always my favorite Blue at that time. Brind’Amour ranked highly, as did Scott Stevens, but CuJo was the heart-and-soul of the Blues.

  • LouUmp | April 20, 2007 at 10:31 am |
  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”73135″][quote comment=”73115″]
    True, but after years in Edmonton, Toronto, Detroit, and now Phoenix it’s hard to remember those St.Louis years.
    [/quote]

    I read you. He was always my favorite Blue at that time. Brind’Amour ranked highly, as did Scott Stevens, but CuJo was the heart-and-soul of the Blues.[/quote]

    Speaking of Stevens as a Blue… 78 games in 1990-91 with 5 goals, 44 assists, and 150 PIMs.

  • LouUmp | April 20, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”73138″]Ted Hendicks as a Packer, and NOT wearing #83[/quote]
    sigh…Hendricks….sigh..

    still weird….

  • Andrew F | April 20, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    Speaking of mesh jerseys and logos coming through, here’s Rangers farmhand Al Montoya http://www.hartfordw... http://www.hartfordw... in an RBK chest protector.

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 10:33 am |
  • Terry Mark | April 20, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Joe Morgan as an Oakland A’s (can’t find pic)

    Orel Hershiser as a Cleveland Indian

  • Andrew F | April 20, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    And another look from the WolfPack, Steve Valiquette in some AWESOME socks http://www.hartfordw...

    Something seems to be printed on these, but I have no idea what http://www.hartfordw...

  • Andrew F | April 20, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”73144″]And another look from the WolfPack, Steve Valiquette in some AWESOME socks http://www.hartfordw...

    Something seems to be printed on these, but I have no idea what http://www.hartfordw...

    Crap, ignore that first link, it was supposed to be this

  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    One that I don’t think has been mentioned yet: Giant icon Juan Marichal pitched the last two games of his career for the Dodgers. It was hard to even make my fingers type that, and I’m not a fan of either team.

  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    Christy Mathewson pitched 634 games (winning 372) for the New York Giants, and 1 game for the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    Orel Hershiser as a Cleveland Indian

  • Craig | April 20, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Houston Dyynamo’s tribute to Virginia Tech

    All the jerseys are going to be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to the University’s Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.

  • Anthony Verna | April 20, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”73053″][quote comment=”73040″]How about:
    Steve Carlton as a Cleveland Indian
    [/quote]

    Steve Carlton is the charter member of the “Hall of Famer Who Doesn’t Know When to Hang it Up Club”, the affliction is what I’ve termed ‘Steve Carlton Syndrome.’

    Steve with the White Sox, Indians , Giants, and the Twins.

    All of those teams/photos are from when he left the Phillies midseason 1986, and his last MLB appearance in 1998.[/quote]

    There’s a song called “Lefty” based on Steve Carlton’s never-say-quit career by a folk singer named Chuck Brodsky
    http://www.chuckbrod...

    The song: http://chuckbrodsky....

  • Craig | April 20, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    whoops to many y’s. That is Houston DYNAMO

  • Ken | April 20, 2007 at 10:56 am |
  • duker | April 20, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    Two that might be too fresh to count:
    Randall Cunningham with the Ravens
    Sammy Sosa with the Orioles

    Others:
    Frank Robinson played a season (1972) with the Dodgers and two with the Angels (’73 & ’74). I couldn’t find a picture of either.

  • JeffDem | April 20, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    Don’t have time to search, but thought of a few:

    Louis Tiant with the Pirates
    Dock Ellis’ 1979 stint with the Pirates
    Sparky Lyle with the White Sox, Phillies
    Bucky Dent with the Royals (84)
    Fred Lynn with the Tigers
    Billy Williams with the A’s
    Dick Allen with the A’s
    Bert Campenaris with the Yankees
    Vida Blue with the Royals
    Joe Rudi with Boston (81), coming back to A’s (82)
    Ken Griffey, Sr with Atlanta
    Dave Kingman w/ Padres, Angels, Yankees (77)
    Kent Tekulve with the Reds
    Dave McNally with the Expos
    Willie Randolph with the Pirates (75)

  • Zach | April 20, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    no pic, but Tim Brown as a Buccaneer

  • Zach | April 20, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    oh. Cris Carter as a Dolphin

  • Mark in Shiga | April 20, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”73151″]Christy Mathewson pitched 634 games (winning 372) for the New York Giants, and 1 game for the Cincinnati Reds.[/quote]

    But that game (his final matchup against Mordecai Brown at the ends of their careers) is famous enough that there are probably many photos in existence! (It’s just too bad that Brown couldn’t continue his dominance all the way to the end…)

    And on an unrelated note, fans of vertical writing on jerseys might want to check out what they wear in college fraternity leagues.

  • Scott | April 20, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    Paul –

    I scanned the page for “Largent” and didn’t get a hit, so I feel compelled to throw this in – not only is Rice in Seahawk 80 jarring for anyone accustomed to seeing him in red, but for a Seahawk fan 80 refers an entirely different HOF receiver whose number had been officially retired. This also, of course, ties in with the recent Jackie Robinson tribute and takes us off on a new tangent:

    How often have retired numbers found their way back on to the field of play?

  • Jeff | April 20, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    Orel Hershiser, Giants

  • Mark in Shiga | April 20, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”73159″]
    Kent Tekulve with the Reds
    [/quote]

    I was there for his very last game. It was at Shea Stadium, and the Reds were winning 10-0 when he came in in the 9th to close it out, and gave up three runs. Always wondered why, if he was thinking of retiring, he didn’t wait to go out on a better note.

  • Kramer | April 20, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”73125″]Surprised someone had a Dale Murphy Rox pic.

    Also surprised no one mentioned: Jerry Rice as a Bronco![/quote]

    also, no pic, and even though they went to the superbowl, jerry as a raider. i’m an oakland fan, but seeing jerry in anything but the 49ers is wrong

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    Forgive the black, but I have no anger with Orel Hershiser’s stint with the Mets.

  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”73162″][quote comment=”73151″]Christy Mathewson pitched 634 games (winning 372) for the New York Giants, and 1 game for the Cincinnati Reds.[/quote]

    But that game (his final matchup against Mordecai Brown at the ends of their careers) is famous enough that there are probably many photos in existence! (It’s just too bad that Brown couldn’t continue his dominance all the way to the end…)

    [/quote]

    I’ve seen a photo of him in a Reds uni — I think it’s in The Glory of Their Times, or maybe The Ultimate Baseball Book. He actually wore the Reds uni for three seasons as manager, before resigning to join the military in WWI.

  • John E | April 20, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Everyone’s forgetting the crown jewel, and I can’t find it, but Joe DiMaggio as an A’s coach.

  • John E | April 20, 2007 at 11:11 am |
  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”73163″]Paul –

    I scanned the page for “Largent” and didn’t get a hit, so I feel compelled to throw this in – not only is Rice in Seahawk 80 jarring for anyone accustomed to seeing him in red, but for a Seahawk fan 80 refers an entirely different HOF receiver whose number had been officially retired. This also, of course, ties in with the recent Jackie Robinson tribute and takes us off on a new tangent:

    How often have retired numbers found their way back on to the field of play?[/quote]

    Pete Rose’s son wore #14 in his brief stint with the Reds. (Although technically the Reds haven’t retired it, you can bet (heh heh) that nobody else is going to wear it.)

  • Ethan | April 20, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Lord knows he deserved a Cup, but Ray Bourque on the Av’s was always a little disconcerting.

  • John E | April 20, 2007 at 11:16 am |
  • Broker75 | April 20, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    I’ve been trying to find Roger Clemens with the Blue Jays, but have had no luck..

  • John E | April 20, 2007 at 11:17 am |
  • michael | April 20, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    As a Celtic fan, it still freaks me out to think that Dominique Wilkins and Gary Payton both passed through here (about 8 years too late in both cases). Someone already mentioned this, but GP’s short stint with the Bucks should be included as well.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”73143″]Joe Morgan as an Oakland A’s (can’t find pic)

    Orel Hershiser as a Cleveland Indian[/quote]

    Here’s Joe Morgan:

    http://i22.ebayimg.c...
    http://i2.ebayimg.co...

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”73179″]I’ve been trying to find Roger Clemens with the Blue Jays, but have had no luck..[/quote]

    Roger Clemens: Blue Jays

  • Dane | April 20, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”73180″]Dave Kingman on the Yankees[/quote]

    Heck, just put together the year that Kingman played for four different teams.

    I’ll see if I can find the baseball card that shows Joel Youngblood playing for the Mets and Expos on the same day!

  • Scott | April 20, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”73154″]Houston Dyynamo’s tribute to Virginia Tech

    All the jerseys are going to be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to the University’s Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.[/quote]

    That’s real interesting that they would use last years template. Consider this year they rock this template.

  • Scott | April 20, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    maybe this will work…or maybe it won’t

  • Dane | April 20, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    You know, this thread could get really crazy if you throw in major league appearances in minor-league uniforms. I’m talking about after they’ve made it to the show, then either:

    1. Go back for a rehab stint (like Randy Johnson pitching for Tucson last week),
    2. Becoming a coach or manager with a team, or
    3. Refusing to retire (yes, Rickey Henderson playing in Newark made me think in this direction).

  • Marty Met | April 20, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    I’d LOVE it if someone could find a photo of Larry Bird during his short stint with Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers.

    and BTW Dave Kingman on the Yankees makes me want to vomit.

  • Patrick | April 20, 2007 at 11:28 am |
  • Spenceohio | April 20, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    Two more Cleveland references (sorry, no links):

    Chris Spielman as a Brown for about 3 seconds,

    and Manny as an Indian – a bit of a stretch because he was there for a while, but he become so engrained in Boston lore that its odd to see him in Indians gear.

  • Matt D. | April 20, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”73195″]I’d LOVE it if someone could find a photo of Larry Bird during his short stint with Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers.

    [/quote]
    Larry got homesick and dropped out before practices even started.

  • Alex | April 20, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    this one seems normal now…

    http://graphics8.nyt...

    but at the time (as a Braves fan) it stung….Just as Andruw in any other uniform will

  • James P. | April 20, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”73196″]What a great uniform![/quote]

    I am still waiting on the Astros to wear that as a throwback…

  • sleepyfloyd | April 20, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    Can’t seem to post the links, but here’s my .02

    Steve Bartkowski as a Ram
    Walt Frazier as a Cavalier
    Bob Cousy as a Royal

  • Jason | April 20, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    Here’s a weird one. Can’t find any pics but what about mister San Antonio Spurs George Gervin as a Chicago Bull. Weird.

  • Leo | April 20, 2007 at 11:37 am |
  • Kenny | April 20, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    How about Dennis Rodman in a Mavs uni or as a Laker

  • Ethan | April 20, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    A few more: Ricky Williams: Toronto Argonauts

    Scottie Pippen: Portland Trailblazers

    Paul Molitor: Blue Jays

    Jim McMahon: Packers

    Ozzie Smith: San Diego Padres

  • Eli | April 20, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    The Babe Ruth Picture as a Dodger looks like there was a sleeve design touting the 1939 World’s Fair. [quote comment=”73076″]Babe Ruth: Dodgers Coach[/quote]

  • Joe Drennan | April 20, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    How abotu Bobby Orr with the Blackhawks, 2 years only 26 games, Ed Belfour with the Sharks, Mark Grace with the D-backs, then there is Garth Brooks, he just looks wrong in any uniform.

  • Kenny | April 20, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    Paul, this one should be a double bonus

    Gary Payton on the Bucks (which was mentioned earlier), and Scottie Pippen on the Blazers.

    http://graphics.json...

  • Gene | April 20, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    He didn’t make it to the regular season, but here is Andres Galarraga during his last spring training with the Mets

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

  • tBone | April 20, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    Ozzie Smith will always look out of place in anything other than a Cardinal uni, even though he played a few years for the Padres at the start of his career. Add Jerry Rice to the list of players who bounced around a little too long at the end and looked odd doing it. Seahawks? Broncos? Really?

  • JeffDem | April 20, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    Dontrelle Willis w/ the Cubs

  • JeffDem | April 20, 2007 at 11:56 am |
  • Krycek | April 20, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    No link, but it is the sportscenter commercial where David Ortiz is wearing a Yankee hat. He is only trying to show Posada how to wear the hat but still, it is a scary image.

  • Michael Churchill | April 20, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Like with Michael Jordan, this is just the wrong sport.

    John Elway

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    Gary Carter: San Francisco Giants

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    The minor league team is the Long Island Ducks. It was very weird, as a Met fan, to have to root for the team that he was on.

  • Joe Drennan | April 20, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    While he had a descent career with the Cubs, I think many people forget Bill Buckner was a Cub because of what happened to him in Boston.

  • James P. | April 20, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”73218″]Dontrelle Willis w/ the Cubs[/quote]

    yet another great trade the Cubs made…

  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”73211″]How abotu Bobby Orr with the Blackhawks, 2 years only 26 games, Ed Belfour with the Sharks, Mark Grace with the D-backs, then there is Garth Brooks, he just looks wrong in any uniform.[/quote]

    Jun 29, 2002: Dallas Stars traded Cameron Mann and the rights to Ed Belfour to the Nashville Predators for David Gosselin and a 5th round selection (Eero Kilpelainen) in 2003.

    Jul 2, 2002: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    He didn’t even wear the jersey. He never showed up in Nashville for the press conference, and signed with Toronto 3 days later.

  • JeffDem | April 20, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    Tommy John Oakland A’s (1985)

    http://z.lee28.tripo...

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”73223″][quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    The minor league team is the Long Island Ducks. It was very weird, as a Met fan, to have to root for the team that he was on.[/quote]

    Former two time AL MVP (1996,1998), slugger of 434 home runs, Juan Gonzalez was on the L.I. Ducks last year.

    http://trsullivan.ml...

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”73211″]How abotu Bobby Orr with the Blackhawks, 2 years only 26 games, Ed Belfour with the Sharks, Mark Grace with the D-backs, then there is Garth Brooks, he just looks wrong in any uniform.[/quote]
    Garth Brooks as an emo?

  • GoTerriers | April 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”73179″]I’ve been trying to find Roger Clemens with the Blue Jays, but have had no luck..[/quote]
    I don’t think this qualifies as a Uni-Cameo. He won 2 Cy Young Awards while in Toronto

    [quote comment=”73180″]Dave Kingman on the Yankees[/quote]

    Looks like this is CLEARLY an airbrush job by Upper Deck that used the Cubs or Mets pinstripes as a background (No interlocking “NY” on the left chest

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 20, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”73223″][quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    The minor league team is the Long Island Ducks. [/quote]

    Technically, the Ducks are an independent league team. Minor leagues are affiliated with MLB.

  • James P. | April 20, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”73235″][quote comment=”73211″]How abotu Bobby Orr with the Blackhawks, 2 years only 26 games, Ed Belfour with the Sharks, Mark Grace with the D-backs, then there is Garth Brooks, he just looks wrong in any uniform.[/quote]
    Garth Brooks as an emo?[/quote]

    In 1999 Brooks and his production company Red Strokes Entertainment, with Paramount Pictures, began to develop a movie in which Brooks would star. The Lamb was to have revolved around Chris Gaines, a fictional rock singer and his emotionally conflicted life as a musician in the public eye. To create buzz for the project, Brooks took on the identity of Gaines in the October 1999 album Garth Brooks In … The Life of Chris Gaines, which was intended as a ‘pre-soundtrack’ to the film.[17] Brooks also subsequently appeared as Gaines in a television mockumentary for the VH1 series Behind The Music and as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live which he hosted as himself.

    Brooks’ endless promotion of the album and the film did not seem to stir much excitement and the success of the Chris Gaines experiment became fairly evident mere weeks after the album was released. Although critics admired Brooks for taking a musical risk, the majority of the American public was either totally bewildered, or completely unreceptive to the idea of Garth Brooks as anything but a pop-country singer.[18] Many of his fans also felt that by supporting the Gaines project they would lose the real Garth Brooks.[19] Sales of the album were unspectacular and although it made it to #2 on the pop album chart, expectations had been higher and retail stores began heavily discounting their oversupply.[20] Dismal sales of the album and lack of interest in the film brought the film production to an indefinite hiatus in February of 2001 and Gaines quickly and quietly faded into obscurity.

  • Jon Stone | April 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    How about Robert Parrish on the Bulls, or Scottie Pippin with the Blazers. Karl Malone on the Lakers was weird also.

  • CV | April 20, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    For me it is Alan Page as a Bear.

    http://www.hickokspo...

    Man, I miss those old Seahawks unis, so much better than the “Gloom Blue” ones they have now.

  • Kenny | April 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”73238″][quote comment=”73223″][quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    The minor league team is the Long Island Ducks. [/quote]

    Technically, the Ducks are an independent league team. Minor leagues are affiliated with MLB.[/quote]

    same difference

    How bout Griffey Jr. in the California League

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”73238″][quote comment=”73223″][quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    The minor league team is the Long Island Ducks. [/quote]

    Technically, the Ducks are an independent league team. Minor leagues are affiliated with MLB.[/quote]

    I stand corrected. Nice catch.

  • Big Dave | April 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”73211″]How abotu Bobby Orr with the Blackhawks, 2 years only 26 games, Ed Belfour with the Sharks, Mark Grace with the D-backs, then there is Garth Brooks, he just looks wrong in any uniform.[/quote]

    I came here to post this, so I’ll add to it with a picture.

    http://www.legendsof...

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”73241″]How about Robert Parrish on the Bulls, or Scottie Pippin with the Blazers. Karl Malone on the Lakers was weird also.[/quote]

    Here’s Parish on the Bulls. He looks weird!

    http://www.collectib...

    You’ll find a few pics of Pippen on the Blazers above.

    Here’s Karl Malone on the Lakers.

    http://www.taipeitim...

  • Jonas Fortune | April 20, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    Will Clark had a brief Stint with the St. Louis Cardinals to end his career.
    I also know, like many other star athletes; Brian Giles, Richie Sexson and Sean Casey all began their careers in Cleveland. Pictures anyone?

    Shawn Kemp as a Cavalier is odd looking, but it’s even odder to see him in this.
    Who can’t forget this nightmare. And of course my all time favorite odd uniform picture. So bitter Sweet.

  • dirwuf | April 20, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    I know that Bobby Hull made a last ditch attempt to hang on with the 1980-81 New York Rangers, but was cut before the regular season started. Can anyone locate a pic of him from that preseason?

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    This took a long time to find…

    Keith Hernandez: Cleveland Indians

  • Mark | April 20, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    Olajuwan with the Raptors

  • Anthony Verna | April 20, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

  • Lockbull | April 20, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    Can’t find a Pic, but ESPN classic flashed a shot of Kobe Bryant in a Hornets hat right after he was picked in the 1996 NBA Draft. Right before, of course, he was traded for Vlade Divac.

  • todd krevanchi | April 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    how bout…
    nique in the clip joint
    http://www.nationalr...

    the iceman in the windy city
    http://img.villageph...

  • Lockbull | April 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    How about Robert Parish on the Warriors?

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”73258″]Can’t find a Pic, but ESPN classic flashed a shot of Kobe Bryant in a Hornets hat right after he was picked in the 1996 NBA Draft. Right before, of course, he was traded for Vlade Divac.[/quote]
    I knew we were going to get there. Let’s post all the pics of the players with their draft caps on regardless of what happened later that day. For someone who clicks on every single link every single day (ok not the soccer ones) I have clicked on less that 10 today. And someone ruined my Garth Brooks joke with a 2 page explanation and I am still waiting for the picture of Shawn Kemp to come up. Let’s just say I am not having as much fun with this as the rest of you. Just a rant… first time a topic hasn’t interested me at all.

  • Jon in SLC | April 20, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”73241″]How about Robert Parrish on the Bulls, or Scottie Pippin with the Blazers. Karl Malone on the Lakers was weird also.[/quote]

    Karl Malone Lakers makes me want to puke.

  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    Here’s one I can’t believe no one’s mentioned yet…

    Hank Aaron with the Brewers!

  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm |
  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    Eli Manning holding up a Chargers jersey, anyone?

    http://www.orlandose...

  • Alex | April 20, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    Adam Graves on the Sharks

    http://artfiles.art....

    Brian Leetch on the Bruins and Maple Leafs

    http://imagesource.a...

    http://www.nypost.co...

  • DenverGregg | April 20, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”73257″]Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...
    I didn’t think the Phillies existed yet when Julio started playing!

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”73272″]Eli Manning holding up a Chargers jersey, anyone?

    http://www.orlandose...
    YES!!

  • Shaftman | April 20, 2007 at 1:10 pm |
  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    And if ANYONE can find this, I’ll be most impressed…

    At age 48, in 1987, Phil Niekro pitched 3 games for Toronto after being traded there by Cleveland. Within a month he was released, after which he was picked up by the Braves for one final appearance.

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

    [quote comment=”73269″]Here’s one I can’t believe no one’s mentioned yet…

    Hank Aaron with the Brewers![/quote]

    It was mentioned yesterday.

    HanK Aaron: Brewers

  • hofflalu | April 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?

  • paul | April 20, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    Chris Pronger and Brendan Shanahan as Whalers.
    Not forgotten but noteworthy: Brian Leetch and Ron Francis as Leafs.
    Brett Hull’s 5 games as a Coyote will almost certainly fall through the cracks of history.
    Markus Naslund as a Penguin. Photographic evidence actually does exist of one of the most lopsided trades in history.
    Even though it’s not really a cameo, Mark Messier’s 3 years in Vancouver are entirely forgettable. I bet most Vancouver fans doubt it even existed.

    Similar to Messier, Clemens’ years in Toronto are forgettable, but for a different reason. I swear most sportswriters are just trying to pretend that two of his greatest seasons never happened, as if they were somehow a blight on an untouchable storybook career.

  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Here’s a few more baseball ones for people to find…

    Fred Lynn – 1990 Padres
    Dan Quisenberry – 1990 Giants (or ’89 Cards)
    Warren Spahn – 1965 Mets
    Luis Tiant – 1982 Angels
    Fernando Valenzuela – 1991 Angels (or ’94 Phils)
    Billy Williams – 1975-76 A’s
    Maury Wills – 1969 Expos
    Willie Wilson – 1993-94 Cubs
    Enos Slaughter – 1959 Braves
    Duke Snider – 1963 Mets
    Tony Perez – 1983 Phillies
    Boog Powell – 1977 Dodgers
    Willie McCovey – 1974-76 Padres, 1976 A’s
    Denny McClain – 1972 A’s/Braves
    Mickey Lolich – 1976 Mets
    Gil Hodges – 1962-63 Mets
    Elston Howard – 1967-68 Red Sox (former Yankee)
    Darren Daulton – 1997 Marlins
    Cesar Cedeno – 1986 Dodgers
    Lou Brock – 1961-64 Cubs

  • paul | April 20, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    Belfour as a Predator doesn’t really count. Nashville had no intention of signing him, it was just exploiting a loophole in the CBA. Due to records, Nashville was eligible for draft pick compensation for “losing” Belfour to free agency, Dallas was not. The same year, Curtis Joseph was briefly a Calgary Flame for the same reasons.

  • Kim | April 20, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    Another very lopsided NHL trade: Cam Neely in Vancouver.

    I think the Naslund deal was just karma balancing out.

  • Jonathon | April 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    Someone mentioned Dale Murphy wiht the Rockies, but what about in a Phillies uni? No Braves fan looks at that without thinking WTF; granted, he was past his prime, but still . . .

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • skridge | April 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”73263″][quote comment=”73258″]Can’t find a Pic, but ESPN classic flashed a shot of Kobe Bryant in a Hornets hat right after he was picked in the 1996 NBA Draft. Right before, of course, he was traded for Vlade Divac.[/quote]
    I knew we were going to get there. Let’s post all the pics of the players with their draft caps on regardless of what happened later that day. For someone who clicks on every single link every single day (ok not the soccer ones) I have clicked on less that 10 today. And someone ruined my Garth Brooks joke with a 2 page explanation and I am still waiting for the picture of Shawn Kemp to come up. Let’s just say I am not having as much fun with this as the rest of you. Just a rant… first time a topic hasn’t interested me at all.[/quote]

    Well said. It’s an interesting topic, but one that could go on forever (ie. too long). Paul’s links are enough.

  • Mr. Met | April 20, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”73237″][quote comment=”73179″]I’ve been trying to find Roger Clemens with the Blue Jays, but have had no luck..[/quote]
    I don’t think this qualifies as a Uni-Cameo. He won 2 Cy Young Awards while in Toronto

    [quote comment=”73180″]Dave Kingman on the Yankees[/quote]

    Looks like this is CLEARLY an airbrush job by Upper Deck that used the Cubs or Mets pinstripes as a background (No interlocking “NY” on the left chest[/quote]

    I didn’t even notice the jersey the first time I saw that; it’s an old Mets home jersey. They used to have blue/orange/blue piping around the sleeves and neck of the jersey.

  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    And here are some football ones…

    QB
    Len Dawson – 1957-59 Steelers; 1960-61 Browns
    Joe Ferguson – 1990 Colts
    Roman Gabriel – 1973-77 Eagles
    John Hadl – 1976-77 Oilers
    Jim Hart – 1984 Redskins
    Ron Jaworski – 1974-76 Rams, ’88 Dolphins, ’89 Chiefs
    Bert Jones – 1982 Rams
    Archie Manning – 1982-83 Oilers, 1983-84 Vikings
    Fran Tarkenton – 1967-71 Giants

    RB
    James Brooks – 1992 Browns
    Earl Campbell – 1985 Saints
    Roger Craig – 1991 Raiders
    Chuck Foreman – 1980 Patriots
    Jim Kiick – 1976-77 Broncos, 1977 Redskins
    John Riggins – 1971-75 Jets
    Jim Taylor – 1967 Saints

  • T.C. | April 20, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    Here’s a few. Steve Young as a Buc
    Nick Van Exel

    Deion Sanders
    as a Yankee and
    as an San Francisco Giant (no pic)

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.

  • jesse | April 20, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota

  • T.C. | April 20, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    Not sure what happened, but theres the pic of Van Exel as a Warrior

  • paul | April 20, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    A few more hockey ones. I love this game…
    Martin St. Louis’ unremarkable days in Calgary before becoming an MVP with Tampa.
    Grant Fuhr travelled well at the end of his career, but his Flames days were probably the strangest, given his glory years in Edmonton.
    Not quite following the rules…but Czech national Petr Nedved in a Canadian Olympic jersey was a little odd.
    Eric Lindros’ 33 game cameo as a Leaf will probably become unremarkable after he bounces around a few more teams.
    Luc Robitaille, Pittsburgh Penguin. I remember him as a Ranger, I remember him as a Red Wing. I have no recollection of his time in Pittsburgh though.

    And just to be a smartass: Mark Redman, all-star.

  • Jerico | April 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Curt Flood with the Senators (made going to the Phillies seem like a good thing)

    Don’t forget the man at the right in this mag cover–Ted Williams, managing the Senators.

    Oh, and here’s one for the NFL–Steve Young with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Ronnie Poore | April 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”73173″]Everyone’s forgetting the crown jewel, and I can’t find it, but Joe DiMaggio as an A’s coach.[/quote]
    here you go:
    http://www.whiteclea...

  • Aaron S. | April 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    Eddie Murray as a Met?

  • Jerico | April 20, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    And the guy in the middle (between Flood and Teddy Ballgame) is Denny McClain, 31-game winner in 1968 for Detroit (who lost 22 games in 1970 with the Senators).

  • Been there done that | April 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    There has to be a better way to do this; at leat half of the players that people are mentioning were done yesterday. I know it’s a pain to go scrolling through the 250+ posts from yesterday, but by that same token, those of us who actually took part in yesterday’s column keep seeing the same players mentioned over and over when their pics were already posted yesterday……

    And people are missing the point of the whole column. Joe Montana in a KC Chiefs uniform is not what we’re talking about. Neither is Clemens’ with the Blue Jays. As pointed out above, Clemens’ played two full years with the Jays and won two Cy Youngs. Montana played two full years with the Chiefs. Same thing with Ozzie Smith; he played four full years with the Padres’ before being traded to the Cards. Those pics are easy to find with a simple Google search.

    I think what Paul and the rest of us are looking for is players who had the proverbial “cup of coffee” with a team. So, think Brett Favre with the Falcons, Jerry Rice with the Broncos, Franco Harris with the Seahawks, Patrick Ewing with the Magic, John Elway with the Yankees minor league team, stuff like that. Think “obscure”.

    This should be more about “I didn’t know he spent some time with that team” and less about “wow, isn’t it odd seeing Montana/Smith/Clemens in something else than a Niners/Cards/Red Sox uniform? It dosn’t seem right to me” column

  • Jeremy | April 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”73290″]Chris Pronger and Brendan Shanahan as Whalers.
    Not forgotten but noteworthy: Brian Leetch and Ron Francis as Leafs.
    Brett Hull’s 5 games as a Coyote will almost certainly fall through the cracks of history.
    Markus Naslund as a Penguin. Photographic evidence actually does exist of one of the most lopsided trades in history.
    Even though it’s not really a cameo, Mark Messier’s 3 years in Vancouver are entirely forgettable. I bet most Vancouver fans doubt it even existed.

    Similar to Messier, Clemens’ years in Toronto are forgettable, but for a different reason. I swear most sportswriters are just trying to pretend that two of his greatest seasons never happened, as if they were somehow a blight on an untouchable storybook career.[/quote]

    Shanahan was actually the captain of the whalers in 95-96. Also, Shanahan was traded FOR Pronger. As a Ranger fan, I really hope that we’re not talking about Shanny in NY as a “brief cameo”

  • Kenny | April 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”73257″]Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    pretty modern uni’s for 1954

  • Matt | April 20, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    I have to admit some surprise over the baseball ones I posted above…didn’t know that Denny McClain pitched for the Braves…or that Enos Slaughter finished up his career in Milwaukee, or that Maury Wills had a cup of coffee with the expansion Expos.

    How bout this one?

    John Smoltz in a Tigers’ minor league uniform..

  • todd krevanchi | April 20, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium!

  • SeattleMatt | April 20, 2007 at 2:18 pm |
  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    Someone had requested Eddie Murray on the Mets:

    http://www.mbtn.net/...

  • Tom R | April 20, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    I cant find a picture but what about Kirk Gibson as a Pirate

  • Minna H. | April 20, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”73323″][quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium![/quote]

    I doubt it was in the Mega-Mall because Harmon is in a *sob* KC uni. I thought we agreed that this NEVER happened!

  • Minna H. | April 20, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    Randy Moss as a Raider. Just kidding.

    My posts with links in it aren’t showing up. Anyone else having that problem?

  • Kenny | April 20, 2007 at 2:37 pm |
  • Andrew | April 20, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot

    Whats really funny is that minor league team he is on is the Long Island Ducks, I went to a couple of games when he was on the team and booed him mercilessly, he stayed with the team for like 3 weeks

  • Andrew F | April 20, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    John McEnroe? Does this count?http://www.newyorkra...

    And Amani Tomer http://www.newyorkra...

  • Andrew F | April 20, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    ^Toomer…. typo, my bad

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”73333″]I cant find a picture but what about Kirk Gibson as a Pirate[/quote]

    Ask and you shall receive: http://dee-nee.com/w...

  • Carlester Crumpler | April 20, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    Dennis Rodman, the Mavericks great:

    http://accel91.mettr...

  • drew | April 20, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    from the other day, i claimed that auburn wore under armour in all sports, so i feel like i need to give photo evidence
    baseball: http://auburntigers....
    basketball: http://auburntigers....
    w. basketball: http://auburntigers....
    Soccer: http://auburntigers.... (This is just a practice shot)
    Softball: http://auburntigers....
    Tennis: http://auburntigers....

  • jesse | April 20, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”73335″][quote comment=”73323″][quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium![/quote]

    I doubt it was in the Mega-Mall because Harmon is in a *sob* KC uni. I thought we agreed that this NEVER happened![/quote]

    Yes, but it is a blue (road) Kansas City uniform

  • MySoxAreWhite | April 20, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    As a Sox fan, seeing Frank Thomas in these unis is disturbing…

    Oakland…
    Toronto…

  • Big L | April 20, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    Scottie Pippen, Rocket man (left side)

  • Anthony Verna | April 20, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    How about this causing some chaos in our minds:

    Michael Jordan a Philadelphia 76er? Julius Erving a Chicago Bull? If Harold Katz had had his way, both might have happened. In an interview for a forthcoming book, Katz, the former 76ers owner, revealed that he offered Erving to Chicago on the eve of the 1984 draft for the third overall pick, which the Bulls used to select Jordan. Then-Bulls GM Rod Thorn killed the deal.
    — Los Angeles Times

  • Carlester Crumpler | April 20, 2007 at 3:15 pm |
  • J. Deaton | April 20, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Jose Canseco and Ozzie Guillen as Devil Rays.
    http://www.cansecone...

    Jose and Vlad as Expos:
    http://www.cansecone...

  • Jeremy | April 20, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”73344″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot

    Whats really funny is that minor league team he is on is the Long Island Ducks, I went to a couple of games when he was on the team and booed him mercilessly, he stayed with the team for like 3 weeks[/quote]
    And the last thing Long Island needs is another idiot.

  • Big L | April 20, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    Anyone have David Weathers and Michael Tucker as Cubs from 2001?

  • JohnBoy | April 20, 2007 at 3:32 pm |
  • Jeff B | April 20, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    BTW, Best MLB cap of all time shown in the picture on top today. Not an O fan, but regardless.

  • Donny | April 20, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    Dick Allen as a Dodger (no luck finding him in Oakland gear, though)

  • Broker75 | April 20, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”73218″]Dontrelle Willis w/ the Cubs[/quote]
    WHAT??! D.Willis was on the Cubs?..man, what the hell is wrong with that org.!
    I guess we can ditch the curse of the billy goat, and invent a new one.

  • Mark in Cincy | April 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”73305″]Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.[/quote]
    metsfanaz,

    if memory serves me correctly, it could be Glenn Braggs, he was with the Reds from 1990-1992. Huge arms, I was at a game where he swung the bat and broke it across his back. Can’t find any pictures of him with the Reds, and I don’t remember him wearing those uniforms.

  • Mark in Cincy | April 20, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”73381″][quote comment=”73305″]Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.[/quote]
    metsfanaz,

    if memory serves me correctly, it could be Glenn Braggs, he was with the Reds from 1990-1992. Huge arms, I was at a game where he swung the bat and broke it across his back. Can’t find any pictures of him with the Reds, and I don’t remember him wearing those uniforms.[/quote]
    also could have been Ron Gant, he was here in 1995 with those grey road unis

  • LT | April 20, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    Bobby Orr with the Chicago Blackhawks was a crime.

    http://www.legendsof...

    I apologize if I missed in in all of that but it is the one that jumped out to me as being missing from this list. Joe Namath as a Ram is another I woudld have thrown in but saw that someone beat me to it.

  • Dan | April 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    Fernando Valenzuela as a Cardinal.

  • Donny | April 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    I can’t believe this hasn’t been posted yet:

    Trevor Hoffman as a Marlin

  • Mike | April 20, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    Cujo will always be a BLue to the Blues supporters. They still hate Keenan for that deal.

    [quote comment=”73041″]Ryne Sandberg, Philadelphia Phillie.

    As a teenaged Phillies fan this was my introduction as to how messed up the organization was.

    How about The Great One’s cross country pit stop in St. Louis?
    Or Cujo starting out there?[/quote]

  • BA | April 20, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    Bo Jackson on the Angels and White Sox. (Is that Chris Sabo?)

    Kenny Lofton on the Astros.

    Mike Piazza on the Marlins (5 games I believe)…no pic.

    Kevin Mitchell on the Padres…no pic

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”73381″][quote comment=”73305″]Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.[/quote]
    metsfanaz,

    if memory serves me correctly, it could be Glenn Braggs, he was with the Reds from 1990-1992. Huge arms, I was at a game where he swung the bat and broke it across his back. Can’t find any pictures of him with the Reds, and I don’t remember him wearing those uniforms.[/quote]
    That’s him! just gotta find a pic. As a Reds fan does George Foster a Met bother you?

  • Matthew S. | April 20, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”73200″][quote comment=”73196″]What a great uniform![/quote]

    I am still waiting on the Astros to wear that as a throwback…[/quote]

    They have worn those as throwbacks. I know for sure they wore them once in 1999 during one of the last homestands in the old Astrodome, and I think they’ve worn them once more since then, but I’m not certain.

    The Astros did wear the late 1970s tequila sunrise uniforms last year (complete with numbers on the left upper thigh).

  • Mark in Cincy | April 20, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”73390″][quote comment=”73381″][quote comment=”73305″]Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.[/quote]
    metsfanaz,

    if memory serves me correctly, it could be Glenn Braggs, he was with the Reds from 1990-1992. Huge arms, I was at a game where he swung the bat and broke it across his back. Can’t find any pictures of him with the Reds, and I don’t remember him wearing those uniforms.[/quote]
    That’s him! just gotta find a pic. As a Reds fan does George Foster a Met bother you?[/quote]
    very much so, as does tony perez as an expo (he was playing first base on rose’s 3,000th hit btw), rose as an expo and phillie, and joe morgan as a giant and a

  • jkads | April 20, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    Pedro Martinez – Expos

    Larry Walker – Expos

    Bartolo Colon – Expos

    Bartolo Colon – White Sox

    Ivan Rodriguez – Marlins

    Sammy Sosa – White Sox

    George Bell – White Sox

    David Cone – Royals

  • Chi Wei Hu | April 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm |
  • Richard | April 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    David Cone – RED SOX

  • Brandon | April 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    Paul Molitor with Twins in 96
    Dave Winfield with Twins in 95
    Terry Steinbach with Twins in 98
    Carlos Beltran with Astros
    David Ortiz with the Twins – he came up with the club, but i think it would be jarring to many.
    Chuck Knoblauch with the Royals
    Joe Niekro with the Twins in 87 (he and Steve Carleton got rings out of this)
    Darryl Strawberry as a Dodger or St. Paul Saint
    JD Drew as a St. Paul Saint
    Jack Morris as an Indian or St. Paul Saint(I would say as a Twin, but he has the biggest moment of his career as a Twin IMO)

    Jim McMahon with Vikings
    Warren Moon with Vikings
    John Randle with Seahawks

    Pistol Pete with the Celtics

    Neal Broten with NJ Devils

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”73390″][quote comment=”73381″][quote comment=”73305″]Hey Stuby, you posted this yesterday. Around the same time the Reds had a player who rocked those sleeves with no undershirt and had a set of guns that would make Ed Hochuli green with envy. I remember the one game I actually watched – the commentators’ man crush was all that came across. Any idea who I’m talking about? And yes, it looks ridiculous with the patches.[/quote]
    metsfanaz,

    if memory serves me correctly, it could be Glenn Braggs, he was with the Reds from 1990-1992. Huge arms, I was at a game where he swung the bat and broke it across his back. Can’t find any pictures of him with the Reds, and I don’t remember him wearing those uniforms.[/quote]
    That’s him! just gotta find a pic. As a Reds fan does George Foster a Met bother you?[/quote]
    quoting myself here. i see from dressed to the nines, they didn’t have those unis. From what I remember about the announcers, they said something along the lines of, “he should wear that uniform every day”. so maybe it was a throwback. did they do throwbacks in 90-92? but the timeline matches my memory becasue I was watching the game with a guy from school that I only knew for a couple of years.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    what’s with the bold?

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    i’m an idiot

  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    It looks kind of like a new multipurpose stadium, which makes me think Shea (where the Yankees played home games that year, which would explain why an AL player would be there).

  • pops | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    What is up with Rose’s belt here looks like he missed a loop. On the right side he has two loops and then on the left he only has one.

    http://washington.na...

  • Minna H. | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”73360″][quote comment=”73335″][quote comment=”73323″][quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium![/quote]

    I doubt it was in the Mega-Mall because Harmon is in a *sob* KC uni. I thought we agreed that this NEVER happened![/quote]

    Yes, but it is a blue (road) Kansas City uniform[/quote]

    True. However, that would be just too cruel.

  • Tom R | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |
  • Richard | April 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Wally Backman – D-backs.

  • Richard | April 20, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    can ya please close the tag, Metsfan…

  • Perry | April 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”73311″]Curt Flood with the Senators (made going to the Phillies seem like a good thing)

    Don’t forget the man at the right in this mag cover–Ted Williams, managing the Senators.

    [/quote]

    And heck, the guy in the center — Denny McLain. That’s 3 in one picture!

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”73409″] can ya please close the tag, Metsfan…[/quote]
    I’m trying, let’s see click it once.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:20 pm |

    test

  • Aaron | April 20, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    How about Eddie George for the Cowboys

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    not sure it was me, see #228. click it twice

  • Metsfan AZ | April 20, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    I give up.

  • Michael | April 20, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    Jim McMahon – Eagles was always alittle strange to me even being an Eagles fan

  • pops | April 20, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    How about Doug Drabek as a Yankee:

    http://www.baseball-...

  • Tom R | April 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm |
  • Mark in Cincy | April 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm |
  • pops | April 20, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    How about Barry Bonds as a Bucco:

    http://www.funnyhub....

  • Jesse | April 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    Danny Ainge as a Blue Jay. Can’t believe I forgot that one earlier.

    And Dwight Gooden as an Indian.

  • pops | April 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    Oops Sorry, here is the real card:

    http://www.sportscar...

  • Mike | April 20, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”73313″][quote comment=”73173″]Everyone’s forgetting the crown jewel, and I can’t find it, but Joe DiMaggio as an A’s coach.[/quote]

    You think that’s good, there’s a book that came out a few years back called ‘Red Sox Century’ Inside it has a picture from an exhibition game that was held before the 1950’s World Series. In that pic, old Joltin’ Joe is wearing, yes a Red Sox uniform.

  • Philly Bill | April 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    I agree that we’ve seen lots of point-missing and look-at-me antics today and haven’t come up with much that Paul would actually use in a column.

    Most of this stuff doesn’t fly in the NFL — everybody knows a lot of running backs hung on too long, like Dorsett, Emmitt, Franco, et al.

    Sift through the muck, though, and you’ve got some good ones: ‘Sheed on the Hawks (that’s an A+), Piazza on the Marlins, Gaylord Perry on the Blue Jays, Gibby on the Pirates, Unit on the Astros.

    Some more hockey oddballs: Adam Oates on the Flyers. (This is a direct predecessor to Tkachuk on the Thrashers; trade for a big-timer and flop out of the playoffs anyway.) Also, few seem to recall Esa Tikkanen with the Capitals in the ’98 playoff run. Dale Hunter washed up with the Avalanche for a brief stint. Everyone seems to recall that rent-a-player Doug Weight played for the Cup-winning Hurricanes last year, but it seems forgotten that they also rented Mark Recchi, who really didn’t look right in that uni.

    All Phillies should be disqualified: they’ve bailed out on so many future All-Stars (Sandberg, Jenkins, Franco, George Bell) and brought in so many has-beens (Lance Parrish, Gregg Jefferies, Danny Effing Tartabull) that nothing should be a surprise to any baseball fan.

  • Mike | April 20, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    Did that end the bold?

    Anyways, I liked the post today. Being from Buffalo, O.J. in a 49er uniform is just plain weird, even though I know he had left and went there.

    Will those stats on the number of visitors to the web site ever go back up? I know things on the web site changed after the snafu a month or two ago, I just liked seeing how many fellow Uni Watchers their were. I’ve been noticing the number of comments per post has been increasing, too.

  • Jerico | April 20, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    Apparently my post never went up. Here’s some old-time hockey oddities involving two of the greatest goalies ever:

    Jacques Plante with Toronto
    Terry Sawchuk with the Rangers

  • Lockbull | April 20, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    Can’t find a Pic, but ESPN classic flashed a shot of Kobe Bryant in a Hornets hat right after he was picked in the 1996 NBA Draft. Right before, of course, he was traded for Vlade Divac.

    I knew we were going to get there. Let’s post all the pics of the players with their draft caps on regardless of what happened later that day. For someone who clicks on every single link every single day (ok not the soccer ones) I have clicked on less that 10 today. And someone ruined my Garth Brooks joke with a 2 page explanation and I am still waiting for the picture of Shawn Kemp to come up. Let’s just say I am not having as much fun with this as the rest of you. Just a rant… first time a topic hasn’t interested me at all.

    I guess that’s what I get for saying someting remotely positive about Kobe Bryant. Lord knows I loathe the guy. It won’t happen again…

    BTW.. Can anyone find a Pic of Lance Armstrong in a Cofidis jersey? They dropped him when he got cancer….

  • jesse | April 20, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”73404″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    It looks kind of like a new multipurpose stadium, which makes me think Shea (where the Yankees played home games that year, which would explain why an AL player would be there).[/quote]

    It could be Shea but the seats are the worng color, I still think its Minnesota

  • Teebz | April 20, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    In hockey, the only time a player, in my opinion, would qualify as a “cup of coffee” player is if he was picked up the deadline and then left in the off-season. If a player played more than 25 games with a team, he is not a “rental” in my books. It’s the same for rookies in the NHL: to be classified as a rookie and eligible for the Calder Trophy, the player has to play in 25 games during the regular season.

    Some of these suggestions (Shanahan and Pronger on the Whalers, Naslund and Robitaille with the Penguins, Leetch with the Leafs and Bruins, Martin St. Louis with the Flames) are far from cameos. Guidelines have to be set here, otherwise this will get out of hand (if it already hasn’t).

  • Timmy D | April 20, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    Here’s a couple of Chicago examples…one is of Joe Carter who played 23 games for the Cubs in 1983 and Bobby Bonilla who played 75 games for the Sox in 1986 and was traded to the Pirates the same year

  • The Original Lee | April 20, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    Robbie Keane as a Nerazzurri

    http://www.robbiekea...

    but not that anyone cares about football

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 20, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    Here’s one I’d like to see: Richard Todd as a New Orleans Saint.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 20, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    Or:

    Wendel Clark, Kirk Muller or Martin Straka as Islanders.

    Tony Fernandez as a Met.

    John Franco as an Astro.

    Art Monk or Tony Eason as a Jet.

  • Kyle O | April 20, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    Virginia Tech athletic teams will be wearing a patch in honor of the victims. First team to wear them will be the baseball team, tonight at home against Miami.

  • Chad G | April 20, 2007 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”73451″]Or:

    Wendel Clark, Kirk Muller or Martin Straka as Islanders.

    Tony Fernandez as a Met.

    John Franco as an Astro.

    Art Monk or Tony Eason as a Jet.[/quote]
    unbold?

  • Christopher | April 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    Kitk Gibson as a Pirate:

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

  • Christopher | April 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    Oh, and unbolded it for y’all :)

  • Christopher | April 20, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    Crap… but I posted the wrong photo of Kirk in PIT.

  • Christopher | April 20, 2007 at 5:48 pm |

    How about Hank Aaron as a Brewer? Not a MIL Brave, but he went to the MIL Brewers at the end of his career…

  • Chuck Ryals | April 20, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    the Indians road jersey on the Roger Maris picture is SWEET! The Tribe wore them once a couple of years back, I wish they would make them their regular road unis.

  • Seth H | April 20, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    At least one player (Charley Hoffman) is wearing a special Maroon and Orange Titleist hat at the Zurich Classic. I’m having problems linking to a picture, but you can try http://www.pgatour.c....

  • Bryan | April 20, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    Doug Harvey looked odd as a Blue and worse as a Ranger.

  • Alex | April 20, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”73257″]Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    If thats the start of his career it must be 1971 right?

  • dunford | April 20, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

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

    Jeff Reardon – Yankee, sans beard.

  • Chad G | April 20, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”73461″]At least one player (Charley Hoffman) is wearing a special Maroon and Orange Titleist hat at the Zurich Classic. I’m having problems linking to a picture, but you can try http://www.pgatour.c...

    boo ya

    and many more images here.

  • Kyle O from VA | April 20, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    Virginia Tech-themed hats at the Zurich golf classic in Louisiana today. Having trouble getting it to link, but go to yahoo news and do an News Photos search on “zurich classic”. Charley Hoffman and Johnson Wagner (with caddy) are shown with VT Titlist hats.

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

    Wendel Clark played 58 games as an Islander. If you look closely you can see Shanahan with the Whalers in that pic too. Clark spent less time with Quebec (37 games), Detroit (12 games), and Chicago (13 games). Try those searches first.

    Muller played 27 games as an Islander.

    Straka played 22 games as an Islander, but I’m still looking for a photo.

    Oh, and another Luc Robitaille pic with the Penguins.

  • tim | April 20, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    Tim Wakefield as a Pitt. Pirate.

    http://www.homerunca...

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    I sometimes forget that my favorite player played for my favorite team.
    Daivd Cone with the Mets Part 2: Black Edition
    Mets player/manager Joe Torre (sorry for the b&w but I’m lazy)
    I know he played for several teams but the sight of John Olerud in a Boston or NYY uniform bothers me.
    This is more unsettling than seeing Ewing on the Magic.
    Nothing at all shocking (or even surprising), but here’s the clincher:
    John Franco #45 LHP Houston Astros
    Yeah, so that’s too fresh to be interesting either…Oh well, I ~tried…

  • tim | April 20, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    The Manning Chargers thing got me thinking. Can anyone find a picture of John Elway with a Colts jersey? I dunno if the whole draft thing was a big spectacle back then, but it would be funny to see.

  • Erin H | April 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    There is actually a very practical reason for Carlos Guillen to keep his rear pockets tucked in. As a softball player, I would keep my Palmguard in my back pocket when I went up to bat, but was sometimes required to make sure that it was tucked entirely into my pocket. This was a superstition for me and I was frustrated, so I asked why. The explanation given was that the umpires did not want to have to deal with a controversial hit by pitch or tag play involving the dangling piece of uniform, which, to me, actually seems pretty reasonable.

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    Too add to my feeling of inadequacy, I discovered that some of my useless crap was already posted. I am deeply sorry for sucking so bad and having to suck it up here in the middle of meanigful conversation.

  • Peter H | April 20, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    Vince Lombardi coaching the Redskinks. Not a player but all wrong.

  • Jeremy | April 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    This has defenitely gottten out of hand. Tim Wakefield as a Pirate was not a cameo. Neither was Shanahan as a Whaler. Barry Bonds as a Pirate is by far not a cameo. He was a big name in Pitt.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    NO WAY SHOULD THE SOX WEAR GREEN AGAINST THE YANKS!!! this shouldn’t happen in this series. i know that they are honoring red aurbach, but still, pull those out some other time.

  • justin | April 20, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    Anyone notice in the Maris baseball card that there are 3 different Chief Wahoo logos?

    Sleeve

    Cap

    Card

    Anybody have any history behind that or other examples with other teams?

  • Kyle O from VA | April 20, 2007 at 6:36 pm |

    Another VT sighting: Ward Burton’s car for tomorrow’s race

  • Zurk | April 20, 2007 at 6:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”73335″][quote comment=”73323″][quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium![/quote]

    I doubt it was in the Mega-Mall because Harmon is in a *sob* KC uni. I thought we agreed that this NEVER happened![/quote]

    What never happened???

  • Kyle O from VA | April 20, 2007 at 6:42 pm |

    A Radford University softball player with a Virginia Tech VT on her face. RU is not far from VT and is kind of a sister school.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”73149″]One that I don’t think has been mentioned yet: Giant icon Juan Marichal pitched the last two games of his career for the Dodgers. It was hard to even make my fingers type that, and I’m not a fan of either team.[/quote]
    no, please don’t tell me that.

  • Kyle O from VA | April 20, 2007 at 6:51 pm |

    University of Virginia athletic teams to wear VT logos, according to this link .

  • Jeremy | April 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm |

    People need to start thinking outside the box when it comes to “cameos”. There are a ton that only spent 1 or 2 months with a team, if that much. I don’t have any links but just off the top of my head:
    Glenallen Hill as a Yankee
    Jose Canseco as a Yankee
    Mike Bordick as a Met
    Esteban Loaiza as a Yankee
    Cliff Floyd as an Expo and Red Sock in the same year.
    There are a ton out there.

  • patrick | April 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”73212″]New York’s enemy #1…John Rocker

    Rangers

    Some minor league team

    Cleveland

    OK I’m done with this idiot[/quote]

    Not jsut some team, Long Island’s own Duck’s

  • Todd | April 20, 2007 at 7:01 pm |

    The Mets are doing their Jackie Robinson day tonight. Willie Randolph is donning the #42 jersey. They have their black hats again, and white jerseys (no pinstripes).

  • Craig | April 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”73488″]People need to start thinking outside the box when it comes to “cameos”. There are a ton that only spent 1 or 2 months with a team, if that much. I don’t have any links but just off the top of my head:
    Glenallen Hill as a Yankee
    Jose Canseco as a Yankee
    Mike Bordick as a Met
    Esteban Loaiza as a Yankee
    Cliff Floyd as an Expo and Red Sock in the same year.
    There are a ton out there.[/quote]

    I agree. Checking http://www.baseball-... is a great idea. If the player played with the team for more than a season, skip it. Let’s try to find pictures of players that played ONE game with a team, let alone 5 years like some of the examples above.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”73321″][quote comment=”73257″]Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...

    pretty modern uni’s for 1954[/quote]
    more like 1908.

  • Jeff I. | April 20, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    Red Sox are wearing Green to honor Red Auerbach and have “VT” patches on their jerseys and hats.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”73385″]I can’t believe this hasn’t been posted yet:

    Trevor Hoffman as a Marlin[/quote]
    wow, that is some ugly uni’s.

  • Mr. Met | April 20, 2007 at 7:23 pm |

    The Mets are using the snow whites with black/blue caps on Jackie Robinson night. Very disappointing……

  • Jim | April 20, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

    Im not sure but I think Manny Ramirez was wearing David Ortiz’s under shirt with 34 on it.

  • Mr. Met | April 20, 2007 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”73499″][quote comment=”73385″]I can’t believe this hasn’t been posted yet:

    Trevor Hoffman as a Marlin[/quote]
    wow, that is some ugly uni’s.[/quote]

    I was always kind of partial to the teal/black caps. The teal sleeves are a bit much, though……

  • Bill T. | April 20, 2007 at 7:29 pm |

    Jacques Plante as an Oiler.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”73498″]Red Sox are wearing Green to honor Red Auerbach and have “VT” patches on their jerseys and hats.[/quote]
    they do? i’m watching in HD and i couldn’t tell.

  • Chad G | April 20, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”73505″][quote comment=”73498″]Red Sox are wearing Green to honor Red Auerbach and have “VT” patches on their jerseys and hats.[/quote]
    they do? i’m watching in HD and i couldn’t tell.[/quote]

    I don’t any VT logos anywhere

  • tim | April 20, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    figure this one out.
    Sweet Lou made his major league debut in 1964 with the reds.
    But…the thing that freaked me out was when I saw that pilots jersey on him. The pilots only played one season, 1969…the same year he won Rookie of the Year for the other expansion team…The kansas city royals!! He was traded before the season to KC so he never even played an official game with the pilots.
    crazy.
    p.s. I have a mitchell and ness 1969 KC royals #9 Lou Piniella throwback…

  • Chad G | April 20, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    Paul,

    Did we ever get anywear with “ditch the black”?
    Tonight it is really bothering me that the Mets went with the black and blue caps tonight. Jackie was a Dodger, he wore a blue cap. C’mon Mets it’s not that hard.

    Also, do you know of a Mets email address that I can voice my concerns/opinions to?

  • Chad G | April 20, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”73506″][quote comment=”73505″][quote comment=”73498″]Red Sox are wearing Green to honor Red Auerbach and have “VT” patches on their jerseys and hats.[/quote]
    they do? i’m watching in HD and i couldn’t tell.[/quote]

    I don’t see any VT logos anywhere[/quote]

  • Bill T. | April 20, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    I’m not a Cowboys fan but here’s Lance Alworth (foreground) and Mike Ditka.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    and i forgot to mention dennis rodman with the spurs. couldn’t find any pics.

  • bluenoser | April 20, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    On Schilling’s left shoulder above the sox logo. Looks like he may have drawn it in with a sharpie!

  • Bryan | April 20, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”73515″]On Schilling’s left shoulder above the sox logo. Looks like he may have drawn it in with a sharpie![/quote]From here:

    “Manager Terry Francona and Jason Varitek came up with the idea to wear a remembrance of Virginia Tech on their uniforms. So, on the green uniforms that the Sox are wearing today in memory of Red Auerbach, there is a small “VT” on the sleeve of the green jersey that was approved by MLB.”

  • tim | April 20, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”73394″]Pedro Martinez – Expos

    Larry Walker – Expos

    Bartolo Colon – Expos

    Bartolo Colon – White Sox

    Ivan Rodriguez – Marlins

    Sammy Sosa – White Sox

    George Bell – White Sox

    David Cone – Royals[/quote]

    David Cone played multiple stints with KC. Won the Cy Young there, and was an allstar.

  • Peter Crouch | April 20, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    Pedroia,BlowSox, has the VaTech VT written on his left sleeve with, what looks like, a sharpie.

  • BDubs | April 20, 2007 at 7:59 pm |

    Not a great look at it, but if you check out the cap of the guy to Papi’s right, you can see the VA Tech logo. The Sox should have just gone for the hat trick and honored Jackie Robinson tonight too!

  • BDubs | April 20, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    Damn it, it’s my first post. Here’s the link

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

  • Bill T. | April 20, 2007 at 8:06 pm |

    Richie Ashburn Mets

  • Josh Conner | April 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    Has anyone seen the Sportscenter commercial yet where David Ortiz and Jorge Posada are in a meeting room and they are making fun of how new Posada’s hat is and Ortiz puts Posada’s Yankee hat on to break it in. Then the Boston mascot walks by and sees it drops his stuff and just walks off. Just thought it went with the Jersey cameo theme.

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

  • Dane | April 20, 2007 at 8:18 pm |

    Yay! Sabres are wearing their throwbacks in tonight’s playoff game!!!

  • Dave G | April 20, 2007 at 8:19 pm |

    someonemade the comment about eric lindros as a blue jay, well heres the card

  • Zach | April 20, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    Sorry, no links (computers buggin out on me)
    What about Reggie White as a Panther?

    or Darrel Waltrip in the no. 1 car. And Kenny Wallace for that matter.

    Mike Wallace in the no. 12 Mobil 1 car.

    Jack Sprague in the NetZero car a few years back.

    Ricky Rudd in the no. 20 Home Depot car last year.

    Just last Sunday, Dale Jr. jumping in Kyle Busch’s car

    Mark Martin the 01 is a bit of a trip.

    Brendan Gaughan in the Jasper car.

    Al Unser jr in a stock car.

    Steve Kinser in a stock car.

    Richard Petty in a dragster.

    and last but not least (for now at least)

    Forrest gregg and Herb Adderly as Cowboys

  • Dave G | April 20, 2007 at 8:20 pm |
  • Zach | April 20, 2007 at 8:22 pm |

    What about Bill Belicheck as a coach for the Lions and Broncos in the late 70s

  • Dave A | April 20, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”73277″]And if ANYONE can find this, I’ll be most impressed…

    At age 48, in 1987, Phil Niekro pitched 3 games for Toronto after being traded there by Cleveland. Within a month he was released, after which he was picked up by the Braves for one final appearance.[/quote]

    I posted the Phil Niekro as Blue Jay link yesterday. Here it is again.

  • Zach | April 20, 2007 at 8:24 pm |

    Cant forget Belichecks tenure as Jets Head Coach…

  • Tom C. | April 20, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”73522″]Pedroia,BlowSox, has the VaTech VT written on his left sleeve with, what looks like, a sharpie.[/quote]

    classy yankees fans. I’ll just let them speak for themselves. Honestly, know ideas why New Yorkers get the reputation for being obnoxious.

    I’ll close the italics for everyone too… since that is lost on NYers.

  • Tom C. | April 20, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

    no…

    oops

  • Tom C. | April 20, 2007 at 8:36 pm |
  • James | April 20, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    Grade 5 in the Montreal suburbs, all the girls were on a camping trip, Mr. Hastings let us watch the day game where Pete Rose got his 4000th hit in an Expos uniform. Doesn’t seem weird to me.

  • Tom C. | April 20, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    I will say, however, those Sox unis look ugly. Merry Christmas.

  • diz | April 20, 2007 at 8:43 pm |

    What about Ayrton Senna with Williams. And number 2 to boot. Definitely strange, like seeing Damon Hill with 1. But strange numbers is another topic.

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”73527″]Has anyone seen the Sportscenter commercial yet where David Ortiz and Jorge Posada are in a meeting room and they are making fun of how new Posada’s hat is and Ortiz puts Posada’s Yankee hat on to break it in. Then the Boston mascot walks by and sees it drops his stuff and just walks off. Just thought it went with the Jersey cameo theme.

    http://sports.espn.g..., i saw that one,i thought it was hilarious.

  • diz | April 20, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    QUESTION MARK!

  • Mario | April 20, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”73542″]I will say, however, those Sox unis look ugly. Merry Christmas.[/quote]
    or feliz navidad. it looks like the mexican team is playing at fenway.

  • bj in gainesville | April 20, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    Does anyone find it at all ironic that the Sox are wearing their green jerseys on 4-20, the “greenest” of informal holidays?

  • Steve C. | April 20, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    I’m sorry if this has been much discussed. I’ve been absent for a month or so. My question is: what is the deal with the Red Sox wearing *green*? That’s not really their new third jersey color, is it?

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”73512″]paul konerko as a Red

    T Hoffman as a Red

    Sean Casey as a Indian or as a Bucco

    bad pic, but el presidente as a tribe’s pitcher

    D Justice as an A

    Matt Wilians as a Indian

    Mark Rypin as a colt

    no really the same but belichick in Cleveland and clean[/quote]
    I don’t know why, but it seems so much weirder to see Hoffman as a Red than as a Marlin. In Trevor’s picture it looks like he’s wearing sneakers.

  • subway | April 20, 2007 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”73440″][quote comment=”73404″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    It looks kind of like a new multipurpose stadium, which makes me think Shea (where the Yankees played home games that year, which would explain why an AL player would be there).[/quote]

    It could be Shea but the seats are the worng color, I still think its Minnesota[/quote]

    It is Shea. They changed the seats to red around 1980. Those old seats were made of wood. Picked up quite a few splinters sitting in them.

  • Steve C. | April 20, 2007 at 9:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”73333″]I cant find a picture but what about Kirk Gibson as a Pirate[/quote]

    Shoot, I had forgotten about that one. The Pirates pick up a lot of random players in the twilight of their careers. I believe that was in the maybe 1993 or 1995. He did hit a grand slam as a Bucco in Montreal I remember.

  • Craig | April 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”73551″]I’m sorry if this has been much discussed. I’ve been absent for a month or so. My question is: what is the deal with the Red Sox wearing *green*? That’s not really their new third jersey color, is it?[/quote]

    To honor Red Auerbach.

  • Craig | April 20, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”73552″][quote comment=”73512″]paul konerko as a Red

    T Hoffman as a Red

    Sean Casey as a Indian or as a Bucco

    bad pic, but el presidente as a tribe’s pitcher

    D Justice as an A

    Matt Wilians as a Indian

    Mark Rypin as a colt

    no really the same but belichick in Cleveland and clean[/quote]
    I don’t know why, but it seems so much weirder to see Hoffman as a Red than as a Marlin. In Trevor’s picture it looks like he’s wearing sneakers.[/quote]

    Yeah he probably is wearing sneakers. Obviously he’s posing for that picture, and pitchers usually wear sneakers when working out on their off days.

  • bj in gainesville | April 20, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    How about Steve Young playing for the LA Express?

    Steve, it was mentioned above, but the Green is for Red Auerbach.

  • tim | April 20, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”73477″]This has defenitely gottten out of hand. Tim Wakefield as a Pirate was not a cameo. Neither was Shanahan as a Whaler. Barry Bonds as a Pirate is by far not a cameo. He was a big name in Pitt.[/quote]

    I certainly wouldn’t say Wakefield was a cameo, however he is currently the longest serving player on the Red Soxs roster. Seeing him in a uniform other than the Soxs is out of the ordinary because hes been wearing one for the 12 seasons and is a face that is synonymous with Boston.

  • Leo | April 20, 2007 at 9:10 pm |

    Ross Gload still has the Jackie Robinson sticker on his batting helmet.

  • junkland | April 20, 2007 at 9:20 pm |

    john kruk as a white sox

  • junkland | April 20, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”73564″]john kruk as a white sox[/quote]

    I suck at the internets!
    http://www.whitesoxi...

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

    In the bottom of the 7th inning (with 1 out), they just showed Manny Ramirez sitting in the dugout, and he definitely has a #34 wristband on his right arm, and a #24 wristband on his left arm. I guess he swiped Big Papi’s wristband in the locker room.

  • TD | April 20, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    The Red Sox wearing green on 4/20. Hoooookay.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    Anyone else notice that the Red Sox do not have the MLB logo on the back of their green hats?

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    During the Mets/Braves game, anyone catch the special pad that Braves 1st baseman Scott Thorman was using? It was a small white pad that looked like it was used for his index and middle fingers. Keith Hernandez said something to the effect that he had never seen anything like that before.

  • Tony Edwards | April 20, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    How about Joe Carter as an Indian.
    Kevin Mitchell and an Indian.

  • Tony Edwards | April 20, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    Robbie Alomar as a Padre

  • Ashley | April 20, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    Here’s a high school softball team whose uniform you might like. Their coach makes it imperative that they wear stirrups.

  • TD | April 20, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    Is this the first time the Red Sox have worn nameplates in a regular season home game?

  • Jeff I. | April 20, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    In regards to Manny wearing Ortiz’s right forearm band:

    This might pay credence to the article posted here (last week?) saying that Manny will take any teammate’s gear who happens to be hot. Ortiz has been on fire lately and Manny has been snakebitten. Manny hit his first homer yesterday, not sure if he wore Ortiz’s things then, though.

  • Jeremy | April 20, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”73562″][quote comment=”73477″]This has defenitely gottten out of hand. Tim Wakefield as a Pirate was not a cameo. Neither was Shanahan as a Whaler. Barry Bonds as a Pirate is by far not a cameo. He was a big name in Pitt.[/quote]

    I certainly wouldn’t say Wakefield was a cameo, however he is currently the longest serving player on the Red Soxs roster. Seeing him in a uniform other than the Soxs is out of the ordinary because hes been wearing one for the 12 seasons and is a face that is synonymous with Boston.[/quote]
    Ok, well the object of the blog today was uniform cameos. So therefore, Tim Wakefield on the Pirates, Pedro Martinez on the Expos, Vladimir Guerrero on the Expos, David Cone on the Royals and so on and so on, aren’t so strange.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”73583″]Here’s a high school softball team whose uniform you might like. Their coach makes it imperative that they wear stirrups.[/quote]

    The socks say their HS name on them as well.

    http://www.sidelines...

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”73572″]The Red Sox wearing green on 4/20. Hoooookay.[/quote]
    That was my first thought when I tried to come up with a reason for wearing those jerseys today.

  • redemske | April 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm |

    I’m not digging through 350+ comments, but the Ty Cobb photo isn’t quite right. Ty never played for the Indians — he just forgot his uniform.

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 10:16 pm |

    How about Bobby Cox w/ the Yanks?

  • Mr. Met | April 20, 2007 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”73578″]How about Joe Carter as an Indian.
    Kevin Mitchell and an Indian.[/quote]

    Joe Carter spent six seasons as an Indian. Maybe you meant Joe Carter as a Cub?

    Alomar spent three years in San Diego. If you stretch the meaning of cameo, then maybe you might consider Alomar……

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”73590″]I’m not digging through 350+ comments, but the Ty Cobb photo isn’t quite right. Ty never played for the Indians — he just forgot his uniform.[/quote]

    Here’s a shortcut. Press CONTROL and “F” at the same time, and type in “Cobb”, and hit enter (and keep hitting enter, and it’ll scroll through the entire web page searching for that word. There were only 2 references to Cobb before yours, so it’s a quick time saver.

  • Tom | April 20, 2007 at 10:32 pm |

    Very recent but I don’t think it has been mentioned:
    Vinny Testaverde
    seeing action in three games for the Patriots.

  • patrick | April 20, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”73560″]John Starks finished his career sporting the digital mountains: (also of note though not as strange: Danny Manning and Donyell Marshall were on this Jazz team) I suppose it would be a lot more shocking and unnatural if I could find a picture of chubby cheeks during the four games he allegedly played for the Chicago Bulls.[/quote]

    how bout John Starks in a Memphis Rockers jersey in the early 1990’s. If you can find a picture, that would be awesome.

    Bo Jackson in a Memphis Chicks jersey.

    Gary Carter in a Memphis Blues jersey.

  • hofflalu | April 20, 2007 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”73555″]
    It is Shea. They changed the seats to red around 1980. Those old seats were made of wood. Picked up quite a few splinters sitting in them.[/quote]

    I thoght it looked like one of the NL cookie cutters, but couldn’t figure how Killebrew would have his picture taken at one of those stadiums, playing with an AL team like KC. Apparently whoever took that set of photos (ie. a card company) used Shea as their backdrop?

  • Tom | April 20, 2007 at 10:45 pm |

    Couldn’t find any pics, but William “The Refridgerater” Perry played for the Philadelphia Eagles and London Monarchs!!! (according to Wikipedia and this article.

  • Jarred | April 20, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    As a long time Vancouver Canucks fan, I will forever hate this.

  • Richard S. | April 20, 2007 at 10:49 pm |

    My 9 yr old uniwatcher noticed Jason Varitek sans the “C” on his Green Sox jersey tonight. If only he would lose the “C” on his primary jerseys. Leave the “C”s for hockey.

    Speaking of green, I have searched without success looking for a pic of Dave Cowens with the Milwaukee Bucks.

    An easier image to find is Bobby Orr with the Chicago Black Hawks. (Black Hawks, two words back then, yes?)

  • scott | April 20, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    Is this the first time the Red Sox have worn nameplates in a regular season home game?

    Another blow against tradition by the Red Sox. Ugly green MESH jerseys with names on the back. Now it will be interesting to see if they stoop to the superstitions of teams like the Rockies and feel like green must be worn every day to stay lucky.

  • DA STUBZ | April 20, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    So I’m gonna quit throwing in useless and somewhat inaccurate comments after this one.

    Can anybody find a picture of David Wells with the Reds (11 games? I don’t know if Wells is worth reporting on because he has had several other brief stints throughout his career (16 games; White Sox and a briefish 34 total games; Orioles).

    Jeromy Burnitz has played 14 seasons for 7 teams, but some of those terms were especially short. He appeared in 61 with the Dodgers and 80 with the Indians. These “cameos” were also too recent to be shocking.

    Forget this entire post…I’m gonna let the pros handle it. Sorry for wasting the time of anybody who stopped to read this.

  • scott | April 20, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    but couldn’t figure how Killebrew would have his picture taken at one of those stadiums, playing with an AL team like KC. Apparently whoever took that set of photos (ie. a card company) used Shea as their backdrop?

    The Yankees played home games at Shea in 1975.

  • Ryan Petrynka | April 20, 2007 at 11:02 pm |

    Look at this little gem:

    Kurt Warner in an AFL Iowa Barnstormer’s uniform, on the cover of Kurt Warner’s Arena Football Unleashed Sony PlayStation 1 video game

    Not really a cameo, but still an interesting sight to most football fans:

    Warren Moon with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos

    TMac with the Toronto Raptors’ old Dino jersey. Looks like that pic was taken back when the Raptors played at SkyDome.

    More Canseco cameos:

    Red Sox, White Sox, Yankees, Angels

  • Richard S. | April 20, 2007 at 11:06 pm |

    Even limiting the discussion to HOFers yields some good ones.

    Babe Ruth as a Boston Brave.
    Juan Marichal with the Boston Red Sox or the L.A. Dodgers.

  • Joey Guns | April 20, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”73604″]Couldn’t find any pics, but William “The Refridgerater” Perry played for the Philadelphia Eagles and London Monarchs!!! (according to Wikipedia and this article.[/quote]

    http://members.aol.c...

    Fridge on the Eagles.

  • Steve | April 20, 2007 at 11:24 pm |

    Regarding Joe Dimaggio wearing a Red Sox uniform…he most certainly did wear one. We had some film of it in When It Was A Game II. About a five second shot.

  • Richard S. | April 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    Should have given this more thought and contained my contributions to one post, but this is fun!

    More HOFers:
    Dominique Wilkins with the Boston Celtics.
    Bob Cousy of the Cincinnati Royals.
    Orlando Cepeda with the Kansas City Royals.
    Jacques Plante with the Boston Bruins.

  • Beau | April 21, 2007 at 12:05 am |

    The moral today’s story?

    Everyone looks odd in an Expos jersey. Oh well, being a Wisconsin boy, I have two additions…

    Vince Lombardi with the Redskins (no pic) and Robin Yount as a Diamondback

  • Patrick | April 21, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    Check out Joe Saunders for the Halos tonight… wearing his old Va Tech cap on the hill.

    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • Patrick | April 21, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    By the way, the rest of the Angels are wearing their regular game caps.

  • Beau | April 21, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    One last one:

    Hulk Hogan as Mr. America. lol

  • Minna H. | April 21, 2007 at 12:38 am |

    [quote comment=”73484″][quote comment=”73335″][quote comment=”73323″][quote comment=”73306″][quote comment=”73280″]What stadium is in the background of that Harmon Killebrew KC photo?[/quote]

    If I had to guess I would say Old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota[/quote]

    wow… the mall of america looks like a baseball stadium![/quote]

    I doubt it was in the Mega-Mall because Harmon is in a *sob* KC uni. I thought we agreed that this NEVER happened![/quote]

    What never happened???[/quote]

    Harmon playing for KC. In MY little world, it never happened. You all were supposed to help me in my delusion.

    Wow. So many posts!

  • Andy from KC | April 21, 2007 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”73350″][quote comment=”73333″]I cant find a picture but what about Kirk Gibson as a Pirate[/quote]

    Ask and you shall receive: http://dee-nee.com/w...

    Gibson was a Royal too.

  • Chris f | April 21, 2007 at 1:03 am |

    What about John Vanbiesbrouck as a NJ Devil,or his brief stay with the Canucks before being drafted in the expnsion draft by the Panthers.

    Or Mike Vernon as a Florida Panther.

  • Sage Confucius | April 21, 2007 at 1:14 am |

    [quote comment=”73527″]Has anyone seen the Sportscenter commercial yet where David Ortiz and Jorge Posada are in a meeting room and they are making fun of how new Posada’s hat is and Ortiz puts Posada’s Yankee hat on to break it in. Then the Boston mascot walks by and sees it drops his stuff and just walks off. Just thought it went with the Jersey cameo theme.

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

    That’s awesome.

  • Sage Confucius | April 21, 2007 at 1:18 am |

    [quote comment=”73588″][quote comment=”73583″]Here’s a high school softball team whose uniform you might like. Their coach makes it imperative that they wear stirrups.[/quote]

    The socks say their HS name on them as well.

    http://www.sidelines...

    Now if they could just tuck in their freaking shirts!

  • Brendan | April 21, 2007 at 1:27 am |

    [quote comment=”73575″]Anyone else notice that the Red Sox do not have the MLB logo on the back of their green hats?[/quote]

    IIRC only the official home, road, and alternate hats get the MLB logo.

  • Minna H. | April 21, 2007 at 1:45 am |

    Just testing.

    Please ignore.

  • Minna H. | April 21, 2007 at 1:52 am |

    testing.

    Check game four for my fave Wild! unis.

  • Minna H. | April 21, 2007 at 1:55 am |

    My Christmas Trees.

    See you next season. Yay! I can post pics except for from ESPN.

  • Jordan | April 21, 2007 at 2:00 am |

    best ones i could think of…

    hakeem for the raptors
    rasheed as a hawk
    andruw jones as a durham bull
    and max kellerman on around the horn…

  • Buckeye Mike | April 21, 2007 at 2:28 am |

    wow, 400 + posts, is this some kind of record? I remember when we thought hitting 200+ was so huge like 6 months ago. way to go fellow Uni-Watchers!

  • Beau | April 21, 2007 at 2:30 am |

    I also want to day that Fred McGriff in anything other than that Tom Emansky jersey feels like a cameo to me. LOL

  • Beau | April 21, 2007 at 2:48 am |

    one more intersting link tonight. WARNING: it’s about the MLS.

  • Krycek | April 21, 2007 at 3:06 am |

    Varitek didn’t have the “C” on his green jersey but he sure proved that he was the captain tonight.

  • Chad G | April 21, 2007 at 3:39 am |
  • Chris | April 21, 2007 at 5:23 am |

    I’m probably one of the few people in this world that like those green Red Sox jerseys. Though, I’d like someone to explain to me the logic of honoring a man named “Red” by wearing a green uniform. That seems to be more honoring the team (the Celtics) than the man, and the Sox do have a red alternate jersey.

  • Chris | April 21, 2007 at 5:35 am |

    Sorry for the double-post, but, to add to the above:

    The only problem with the green jerseys is the rampant color clashing with the red undershirts and red warm-up jackets. It doesn’t look THAT bad, but it could look better.

  • Brandon Grimm | April 21, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”73274″][quote comment=”73257″]Julio Franco with the Phillies when he started:

    http://dee-nee.com/w...
    I didn’t think the Phillies existed yet when Julio started playing![/quote]

    I didn’t think cameras existed yet when Julio started playing!

  • George McClure | April 21, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    Paul,

    Having been a confirmed uniform geek for well over 40 years, I really enjoy your columns and your blog. One quibble, though. Why do you think it’s necessary to use the word “fuck”?

    I am not a prude by any stretch — as a matter of fact, I made my living as a stand-up comic for 10 years, so the word is certainly in my vocabulary. In adult venues I have no qualms with its use, but if, as I suspect, your readership includes a number of young people as well, why use inappropriate language? There is certainly enough coarseness and vulgarity in the world without adding to it in a forum that really doesn’t need it.

    Thank you,

    George

  • Brian | April 21, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    Moises Alou as a Pirate.

    Hardy Nickerson as a Steeler.

  • Jeffrey Fedenko | April 21, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    Here is a few I haven’t seen listed yet.
    Granted some are more obscure than others.

    Ken Stabler Oilers / Saints
    Dan Pastorini Oakland Raiders
    Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore) Buffalo Bills
    Chuck Foreman New England Patriots
    Julius “Dr. J’ Erving Virginia Squires (ABA)
    George Gervin Virginia Squires (ABA)
    Moses Malone Utah Stars(ABA) / Spirits of St Louis (ABA)
    Billy Cunnigham Carolina Cougars (ABA)
    Adrian Dantley Buffalo Braves / LA Lakers
    Tiny Archibald Buffalo Braves
    Jamal (Keith) Wilkes Golden State Warriors
    David Thompson Seatle Supersonics
    Darryl Dawkins anything other than Philly (Nets, etc.)

  • Jonee | April 21, 2007 at 9:00 pm |

    Gretzky as an Indianapolis Racer?

  • Jonee | April 21, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

  • Bryan S. | April 22, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    Without having read all 400 prior posts, here are some of the ones I thought of off the top of my head:

    Curt Schilling- O’s
    Biggio- Red Sox
    Michael Jordan- Barrons (baseball)/ Wizards
    Curtis Martin- Patriots
    Trent Green- Redskins
    Bruce Smith- Redskins
    Priest Holmes- Ravens
    Ben Wallace/ Rasheed Wallace- Wizards
    Randy Johnson, Larry Walker- Expos

    More to come.

  • Jon Stone | April 22, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”73379″]Dick Allen as a Dodger (no luck finding him in Oakland gear, though)[/quote]
    Just yeserday I was looking at a book about the ’77 south side hitmen, and there was a picture of Dick Allen playing 1st for the A’s. I dinn’t even know he played for Oakland until then.

  • Dan B-P | April 22, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    Julio Franco as a Devil Ray, anyone?

  • John E | April 23, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”73511″]
    Vida Blue for the A’s

    [/quote]

    ??!! He won an MVP, a Cy Young, and played for 3 world championship teams with the A’s. He was there like 6 years or more…how’s that rare?

  • Jason H | April 23, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    How bout Ted Turner as the Braves coach for one game? Not really obscure, but definitely short-lived…

    And Phil Niekro… coming back to the Braves for one last game in 1987, of which he started with no decision. Here’s his beautiful line for the day:

    3.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 0 K

    Any pictures of these two events would be great.

  • Andrew Harris | April 29, 2007 at 12:39 am |

    Anybody remember the short saga of New YOrk Mets shortstop Larry Bowa? Back in the summer of ’85, as the bride’s maid mets were taking their run at the eventual NLJ champ Cardinals, the picked up the phamous philly phrom the Chicago Cubs were’ he’d been sent two years earlier with a throw-in named Ryne Sandberg, in exchange for Ivan DeJesus, proving the Mets aren’t the only team to make bone-head trades.

    See Bowa in Mets Blue-n-Orange here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • […] We tried to find a picture of Langerhans in his A’s uni, but failed. Which made us think of a killer blog topic — what about a piece on all those players who made a brief cameo in a strange uniform? Unfortunately, the damn zeitgeist bit again — Uni Watch did this exact same story ten days ago. Dammit! […]

  • ian | December 28, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”77684″]Anybody remember the short saga of New YOrk Mets shortstop Larry Bowa? Back in the summer of ’85, as the bride’s maid mets were taking their run at the eventual NLJ champ Cardinals, the picked up the phamous philly phrom the Chicago Cubs were’ he’d been sent two years earlier with a throw-in named Ryne Sandberg, in exchange for Ivan DeJesus, proving the Mets aren’t the only team to make bone-head trades.

    See Bowa in Mets Blue-n-Orange here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    I was there it was my first game