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A Little Squirrelly

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As most of you are aware, the big news in the uni world is that the Braves finally called up Jarrod Saltalamacchia yesterday, which means the MLB record for most letters in a surname has just gone from 13 to 14. I’ve written a short item about this for ESPN.com — scroll down to the lower-left portion of this page.

Meanwhile: Got a note the other day from reader Alan Chewning, who said he was slated to be a volunteer for this year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont and had just received his uniform. “Would you be interested in pics?” he asked. Yo, does vertically arched lettering kick radial arching’s ass? Of course I’m interested!

Chewning went above and beyond by providing a very informative rundown of the whole situation regarding U.S. Open volunteers. Here’s his report:

I decided to volunteer after reading a Wall Street Journal about how the USGA operates largely because of volunteers. There will be over 12,000 volunteers that work for the USGA this summer, with 5,000 of those working at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh. In order to volunteer, you have to apply online and. if selected, pay $150. This fee covers the cost of the uniform. You can apply to volunteer for all sorts of positions, from course marshall to merchandise to hospitality services to driving the players back to their hotels at the end of the day. Since I’m a first-timer, I’ll be volunteering as a cashier in the merchandise pavilion (there are actually more than a dozen different positions just within merchandise). Each volunteer is scheduled for a five-hour shift each day of the tournament. Volunteers then have the rest of the day to do what they want (watch golf, stay home, etc).

On to the uniform: I received two shirts (here’s a closer view), a jacket (front, back, zipper), and a cap (front, back, side). The first thing that struck me was the inconsistency in the logos. They change the color scheme to match whatever garment or surface it’s being applied to — sometimes with great detail, sometimes not.

Ashworth is the manufacturer for everything except the water bottle, but there’s absolutely no logo creep. Their logo is inside of everything but not outside, so bonus points for that. (I should note, however, that they put the Open logo on EVERYTHING in the box — even the shirt cardboard.)

Weirdest part of the uniform: The sleeve patch of the shirt says “USGA 2007” and is rendered in gold, black, and green. There’s no other part of the uniform that features gold and black. I assume it’s an understated nod to the sports franchises of Pittsburgh.

Most assinine aspect: the “Important Information Enclosed” envelope. There was nothing important in it — just a swatch to let you know what color khaki your khakis need to be, a diagram on how to fold your jacket into a pocket and carry it around like a fanny pack, and a sheet of paper that was a manifesto for the things within the package.

All in all, I dig the uniform and the colors. Some years, the uniforms are out of control–remember what the players wore in the 1999 Ryder Cup?

Pretty interesting stuff — big thanks to Alan for all the info. But if a squirrel doesn’t scamper onto the fairway and make off with Tiger Woods’s ball at some point during the tournament, I’m gonna be way pissed.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Pretty amusing blog entry here about the uniforms in those Esurance ads. … I’ve been getting a lot of queries about this photo, which is currently running in a gallery at SI.com. Everyone wants to know what’s up with the guy wearing the inside-out jersey and the blue shorts. Answer: The player in question is Mike Gale of the Spurs. He uniform was somehow lost in transit as the team traveled to Washington, and there was no backup uni for him, so the Bullets gave him a road uni to wear. … There’s a somewhat similar inconsistency going on here — note the two Boston players. Anyone know the story behind this one? … Another college baseball team with striped hose: UConn (with thanks to Eddie DiPrimio). … Dominic J. Litten reports that lots of new English Premier League soccer jerseys have just been unveiled (or leaked), including Blackburn, Bolton, Arsenal, Everton, and Tottenham. … Surprising mistake here, as the first sentence erroneously suggests that the Yankees’ pinstripes are black (rather than midnight blue).

 

225 comments to A Little Squirrelly

  • Chase | May 3, 2007 at 7:49 am |

    Uniwatch has changed the way I view sports! I am now a font of useless (to my friends,interesting to me) information. And Minna, you now have another regular female opinion here! I’ve been reading for several months, and I always promise to actually read posts before commenting to alleviate any redundancy!

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 7:57 am |

    What is with the green on the Arsenal shirt? I think I like it and am sort of uncomfortable with that feeling.

  • DCM | May 3, 2007 at 8:00 am |

    As readers reported last night on yesterday’s Uni-Watch blog, Salty’s name was placed off center on the back of his jersey…tilting a bit to the right. Guess they didn’t start far enough down the left side of the jersey!

  • Brooks | May 3, 2007 at 8:28 am |

    The local Phillies broadcasters had a running dialog about how he has the longest name in MLB history, and Larry Anderson saying “It’s really tough to fit that on a uni.” I was going to make note of the actual conversation, but I figured someone else here would.

  • Jordan | May 3, 2007 at 8:29 am |

    I’m pretty sure thats gold, not green.

  • Ryan B. | May 3, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    [quote comment=”80225″]What is with the green on the Arsenal shirt? I think I like it and am sort of uncomfortable with that feeling.[/quote]

    I would be uncomfortable liking ANYTHING about Arse-nal. :P And I too think they’re just using a white change kit to screw with Tottenham. COME ON YOU SPURS! (We’re going to finish top 4 next year–guaranteed.)

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 8:34 am |

    In reference to really long names, I always liked this guy.
    Does Saltalamacchia also hold the record for most syllables in a surname by a major leaguer with 6?

  • Oakdale Panther | May 3, 2007 at 8:42 am |

    If this was mentioned before, I apologize.

    Yesterday the Pirates completed their game with the Cubs which had been suspended the previous night. The Pirates wore red jerseys on Tuesday night but donned the standard white tops for the final 2.5 innings on Wednesday.

    I wonder if a precedent was set?

  • Kwik | May 3, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    The accent on that Arsenal shirt looks gold to me as well, and it’s worth noting that the shirt design hasn’t been confirmed yet. Going by that blog, it’s not supposed to be officially released until August.

  • Rich | May 3, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    Esurance ad: Now THERE’S a template the WNBA should use! :)

  • tyduffy | May 3, 2007 at 8:48 am |

    As a Gunners fan, I am more uncomfortable that the away kit will be white.

    Spurs would be a Top 4 caliber club, if they had even an average defense. How does it feel being the only club in Europe that cares about the UEFA Cup and still not being able to win it?

  • Cathy | May 3, 2007 at 8:49 am |

    I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.

  • Lockbull | May 3, 2007 at 8:53 am |

    The accent on that Arsenal shirt looks gold to me as well, and it’s worth noting that the shirt design hasn’t been confirmed yet. Going by that blog, it’s not supposed to be officially released until August.

    Not sure this helps, but Man U had some very slight gold accents on their Champions League Kit from yesterday as well, look at Rooney’s Right Sleeve and Collar.

  • Natron | May 3, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    [quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Mr. Burns isn’t wearing stirrups. How can we call that a “uniform”?

  • Rich | May 3, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    “Surprising mistake here, as the first sentence erroneously suggests that the Yankees’ pinstripes are black (rather than midnight blue).”

    Not really surprising because it’s an Associated Press story. They make glaring errors all the time.

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”80247″][quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Mr. Burns isn’t wearing stirrups. How can we call that a “uniform”?[/quote]
    Looks like he’s wearing a uniform from about 1910.

  • Natron | May 3, 2007 at 8:58 am |
  • Kyle | May 3, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Did you notice that Mr. Burns has striped socks and but no stirups, and the catcher apears to have neither, just plain ol’ white socks.

  • Jordan | May 3, 2007 at 9:00 am |

    Those Man U jersey’s have been gold, you can check that on soccer.com, or in my closet.

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 9:02 am |

    I guess it is gold- I could have sworn it was green. As a Fulham fan we don’t have many gold accents! That and we are usually looking at the back of Arsenal (and the majority of the rest of the League) as they run past and score… again.

  • Matthew | May 3, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    I had the Braves game on for a little while last night and saw they had called up Salty. The mrs. came in at one point and commented how that really long name looked silly on his jersey. I took that moment to break into a vertical vs. radial arching talk. She immediately left the room.

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”80256″]I had the Braves game on for a little while last night and saw they had called up Salty. The mrs. came in at one point and commented how that really long name looked silly on his jersey. I took that moment to break into a vertical vs. radial arching talk. She immediately left the room.[/quote]
    That’s hilarious.

  • Boston Nick | May 3, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    Not gonna lie, I saw them feature Salty on SportsCenter this morning, and I immediately though, “Damn, Paul must be crying tears of joy or something, because he’s been fascinated with this dude for well over a year.”

    And then I realized how fascinated with this site I am, just by thinking that…and I’m happy with that.

  • Leo | May 3, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    If this was mentioned before, I apologize.

    Yesterday the Pirates completed their game with the Cubs which had been suspended the previous night. The Pirates wore red jerseys on Tuesday night but donned the standard white tops for the final 2.5 innings on Wednesday.

    I wonder if a precedent was set?

    The strangest part to me is that last night, despite my not being a Pirates fan, I had a nightmare that they began wearing those red things on a daily basis. It was scary.

  • Natron | May 3, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”80244″] I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Hm. Are we sure Montreal relocated to Washington? The unis look pretty similar here.

  • Joey Guns | May 3, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Interesting note on Michael Jordan, who played with Tiger Woods in a pro-am yesterday.

    “The two have made millions pitching Nike products (although Jordan had Ping clubs in his bag).”

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

  • Rob | May 3, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    Unfortunately, that ESPN story about the “black” Yanks pinstripes isn’t even the first time this season that somebody has made that mistake. Check out this story in the Washington Post that makes the same mistake.

    http://www.washingto...

  • patrick | May 3, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”80253″]Those Man U jersey’s have been gold, you can check that on soccer.com, or in my closet.[/quote]

    They’re only gold accented for Champions league, in EPL they wear white accent

  • Jonathon | May 3, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    That “USGA 2007” logo is racking my brain. I don’t get it. It’s not an anniversary logo. The USGA was established in 1894, and the first US Open was in 1895. The only thing of note that happened in 1897 was the first collegiate golf championship, won by Yale.

    I think it’s just a throw in so that they can have something on the sleeves.

  • Nick | May 3, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    did anyone notice the crooked nameplate on A’s starter Chad Gaudin’s jersey last night? The GA were headed in one direction and the UDIN was headed in another. I couldn’t look away.

    Can’t find a picture, though…

  • Brian | May 3, 2007 at 9:36 am |
  • todd krevanchi | May 3, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    that volunteer hat is very similar to the hat that comes with your USGA membership package.

  • Cathy | May 3, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”80268″][quote comment=”80244″] I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Hm. Are we sure Montreal relocated to Washington? The unis look pretty similar here.[/quote]
    Natron,
    That’s hilarious! I didn’t put the two together. I was just noting Leela’s stirrups.

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 9:42 am |
  • Joe | May 3, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Thank god Saltalamacchia plays for the Braves with their single color lettering. Can you imagine how terrible it would be if he was on the Blue Jays?

    It would look so much sweeter if they kept the vertial arch…wait a second…it sure looks like some people on this board care about vertical and radial arching!

  • Kings33 | May 3, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    I was at the Wachovia pro-am yesterday…
    Biggest issue for me was Jordan’s Cap Some sort of cooler Dri weave material, I guess… Looks weird close up.

  • Andy | May 3, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”80280″][quote comment=”80277″]

    “Important Information ENLCOSED”??

    painful[/quote]
    Good catch. Whoops![/quote]

    Wow, I didn’t understand what was “painful” until I started looking for what the “good catch” was…
    In case someone still hasn’t seen it, the word “enclosed” is spelled wrong.

  • Jason | May 3, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    I have volunteered at the 2003 Open at Olympia Fields, the 2005 Walker Cup at Chicago Golf Club, the 2006 PGA at Medinah and annually at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. If you love golf this is the way to go. Of course your paying to “volunteer” but it’s still a lot of fun. I would recommend it to anyone that loves golf. Its also a nice way to build up a collection of tournament swag.

  • Johnny O | May 3, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”80256″]I had the Braves game on for a little while last night and saw they had called up Salty. The mrs. came in at one point and commented how that really long name looked silly on his jersey. I took that moment to break into a vertical vs. radial arching talk. She immediately left the room.[/quote]
    I was at the Cards/Brewers game yesterday afternoon (nice sweep by the Crew on a side note) And I was talking to my friends about why Johnny Estrada (even though he didn’t play yesterday, but he was stretching in front of us) wears his socks high. And I also pointed out that wearing your socks high is diminishing throughout MLB and told my friend just to look around and see how many pajama pants there were on the field….
    They immediately gave me a glaring look, asked me if I was done talking, and went back to drinking their Miller Lite.
    *sigh…

  • Jonathon | May 3, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    I’m sure Langy is glad his time in white shoes is over. He can go back to wearing the black “Easton” shoes with the Nats. That’s was faster than Piazza’s layover with the Marlins. Here, for posterity, is Langerhans in an A’s uni:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Brooks | May 3, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    I am sure it is just that he is in the foreground, but Jordan looks huge compared to Tiger in this pic.

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 3, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    Quick, before they rotate out the picture …

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

    Francoeur wears a hoody under his jersey, in-game.

  • Steve | May 3, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”80301″]Quick, before they rotate out the picture …

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

    Francoeur wears a hoody under his jersey, in-game.[/quote]

    Someone beat you to this punch. They mentioned it yesterday.

  • TX Ken | May 3, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    I can totally understand why people get the Yankees colors confused. And those of us outside New York should be allowed two “Yankees in black” passes per year. I always have to remind myself that they wear a dark navy, because in all kinds of pictures and video it looks like black. So despite looking like black pinstripes and hats, we just have to force ourselves to remember that it’s navy.

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 3, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    Langerhans traded again.

    I believe he never got a chance to wear home whites in Oakland.

    Awesome.

  • todd krevanchi | May 3, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”80283″]I was at the Wachovia pro-am yesterday…
    Biggest issue for me was Jordan’s Cap Some sort of cooler Dri weave material, I guess… Looks weird close up.[/quote]

    he was wearing the same cap this year at his celebrity golf tourney at the ocean club in the bahamas…
    i cant stand the cargo golf pants he wore though.

  • Anthony Verna | May 3, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    And don’t forget that Leela’s uniform is of the New New York Mets.

    (After they ditched the black, apparently.)

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”80278″]that volunteer hat is very similar to the hat that comes with your USGA membership package.[/quote]

    Yup, just got mine a couple weeks ago – it has “Member 2007” stitched on the back.

  • CollinJ | May 3, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Paul,

    I’m not sure how many of the jerseys you linked to are official. I know the Everton jersey on the entry today is not the real jersey. Everton released their new shirts today and they are much better than the “leaked” shirts, but still not as wonderful as last year’s.

  • Teebz | May 3, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.

  • GoTerriers | May 3, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”80322″]The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.[/quote]

    Teebz, check that picture again . . .I think you’ve got Boggsy and Donnie Baseball mixed up. Boggs wears the beard and Yankees dress code forbids chin hair so that can’t be Mattingly in the middle row . . .

    And Boggs is STILL wearing a fielders glove on the wrong hand . . .

  • Ian K | May 3, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”80288″][quote comment=”80280″][quote comment=”80277″]

    “Important Information ENLCOSED”??

    painful[/quote]
    Good catch. Whoops![/quote]

    Wow, I didn’t understand what was “painful” until I started looking for what the “good catch” was…
    In case someone still hasn’t seen it, the word “enclosed” is spelled wrong.[/quote]

    I noticed this too when I saw the photo. It’s reminiscent of a baseball team I was on called the Lightning. Except the jerseys came to us with “LIGHTING” across the front (no N). It took a few minutes to notice, much like ENLCOSED.

  • Jeremy | May 3, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”80322″]The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.[/quote]
    That isnt the Springfield Isotopes. The Springfield Isotopes were the minor league team in Springfield. The team that has been linked to is the Nuclear Power Plant’s team. And Steinbrenner is referenced in the episode.

  • Broker75 | May 3, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    Jose Canseco (OF), jerk.
    Darryl Strawberry (OF) drug abuser.
    Wade Boggs (3B), did he retire as a Devil Ray?

  • Teebz | May 3, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”80322″]The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.[/quote]

    From GoTerriers: That picture is from the Softball episode where Burns hires a bunch of ringers to play against the Shelbyville NPP.
    The players are (L-R): Top Row: Don Mattingly, Jose Canseco, Darryl Strawberry, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey, Jr. Middle Row: Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, Wade Boggs (Why is he wearing a fielder’s glove on his throwing hand?), Mike Scoscia. Bottom Row: Homer Simpson, C. Montgomery Burns.

    Good call, Terriers. I thought that Mattingly and Boggs may have been switched due to the glove as well. But looking at their faces, you’re right.

    As for what fell each competitior, Roger Clemens thought he was a chicken; Mike Scioscia contracted a tragic illness through an overdose of radiation; Wade Boggs was punched out by Barney; Mattingly was kicked off the team by Mr. Burns for his moustache and sideburns; Steve Sax was given six life sentences by Chief Wiggam for the all the murders in New York City; Canseco was saving a burning house; Griffey’s head went gigantic after drinking nerve tonic; and Ozzie fell down a bottomless pit.

    Strawberry made it to the game, but was pulled for Homer in the last inning.

  • Thorold Blair | May 3, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Ack.. original post got eaten… here’s the rundown of the mishaps by the Springfiled Power Plant Softball team:

    Not uni related but I think I can handle this one.
    Mattingly was kicked off the team due to his ‘sideburns’, Canseco got stuck saving everything from a burning house, Strawberry played in the game but was pinch hit for by Homer to play thew percentages, Clemens thought was was a chicken after being hypnotised, Junior came down with gigantism after drinking nerve tonic, Steve Sax was arrested for every unsolved murder in New York, Ozzie Smith got trapped in some sort of Black hole while sight-seeing at the Springfield mystery spot, Wade Boggs got punched out by barney while arguing about British Prime Ministers and Mike Scoscia came dwon with radiation poisoning.

  • todd krevanchi | May 3, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”80320″][quote comment=”80278″]that volunteer hat is very similar to the hat that comes with your USGA membership package.[/quote]

    Yup, just got mine a couple weeks ago – it has “Member 2007” stitched on the back.[/quote]

    holy shit dp,
    just checked out your link…
    nike,
    sue bird,
    you hate dook,

    hmm…

  • WVU Tom | May 3, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”80330″]Ack.. original post got eaten… here’s the rundown of the mishaps by the Springfiled Power Plant Softball team:

    Not uni related but I think I can handle this one.
    Mattingly was kicked off the team due to his ‘sideburns’, Canseco got stuck saving everything from a burning house, Strawberry played in the game but was pinch hit for by Homer to play thew percentages, Clemens thought was was a chicken after being hypnotised, Junior came down with gigantism after drinking nerve tonic, Steve Sax was arrested for every unsolved murder in New York, Ozzie Smith got trapped in some sort of Black hole while sight-seeing at the Springfield mystery spot, Wade Boggs got punched out by barney while arguing about British Prime Ministers and Mike Scoscia came dwon with radiation poisoning.[/quote]

    Think I had it first, but 2 of my posts got eaten!

  • Teebz | May 3, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”80325″]
    That isnt the Springfield Isotopes. The Springfield Isotopes were the minor league team in Springfield. The team that has been linked to is the Nuclear Power Plant’s team. And Steinbrenner is referenced in the episode.[/quote]

    The Steinbrenner reference is made by Mattingly, who quips that he still likes Burns better than Steinbrenner after Burns throws him off the team.

    As for the Isotopes name, I’ll admit my lack of Simpsons watching for the last seven years. However, Burns was wearing a Zephyrs jersey in the episode.

  • Quint | May 3, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Damn, my post got eaten too. And I had this hilarious joke about how Strawberry missed the game because he was thrown in prison for various drug offenses. Oh, well.

  • tim murphy | May 3, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    i’m assuming van landingham doesn’t count as a 13-letter surname because of the whole “van” thing?

  • todd krevanchi | May 3, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”80342″]i’m assuming van landingham doesn’t count as a 13-letter surname because of the whole “van” thing?[/quote]

    or taj mcwilliams-franklin… because of the hyphen…

  • Mike | May 3, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”80338″][quote comment=”80325″]
    That isnt the Springfield Isotopes. The Springfield Isotopes were the minor league team in Springfield. The team that has been linked to is the Nuclear Power Plant’s team. And Steinbrenner is referenced in the episode.[/quote]

    The Steinbrenner reference is made by Mattingly, who quips that he still likes Burns better than Steinbrenner after Burns throws him off the team.

    As for the Isotopes name, I’ll admit my lack of Simpsons watching for the last seven years. However, Burns was wearing a Zephyrs jersey in the episode.[/quote]

    Yeh, but do the Albuquerque Isotopes wear stirrups? http://www.albuquerq...

    not so much

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”80342″]i’m assuming van landingham doesn’t count as a 13-letter surname because of the whole “van” thing?[/quote]
    Of course he counts. I wanted so bad for Eric Stuckenschneider to make it to the majors. 16 letters!

  • todd krevanchi | May 3, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    was this linked to yet?
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Nolan | May 3, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”80325″][quote comment=”80322″]The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.[/quote]
    That isnt the Springfield Isotopes. The Springfield Isotopes were the minor league team in Springfield. The team that has been linked to is the Nuclear Power Plant’s team. And Steinbrenner is referenced in the episode.[/quote]

    …And Mattingly, shave those sideburns.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | May 3, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    Great discussion on XM “Baseball This Morning” this morning. Anyone else catch it?

    Mark, Orestes, and Buck talked with Milwaukee Brewers Asst. GM Gord Ash about it. Disgust with pajama pants, spats, and bagginess were a part of the conversation.

    “Baseball uniforms have gotten out of hand!” AMEN.

  • Matt from L.A. | May 3, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    There was a small note in the LA Times today mentioning that the Diamondbacks in a effort to “purge the purple” from the record, asked the Dodgers to remove the on deck circle from the field because it was last year’s version with the old logo and colors. Not uni related but a problem caused by the new colors.

  • Smail | May 3, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Actually, Leela’s stirrups were on backwards. When I mentioned it to my wife during the episode, she looked at me like I was from Mars.

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”80331″][quote comment=”80320″][quote comment=”80278″]that volunteer hat is very similar to the hat that comes with your USGA membership package.[/quote]

    Yup, just got mine a couple weeks ago – it has “Member 2007” stitched on the back.[/quote]

    holy shit dp,
    just checked out your link…
    nike,
    sue bird,
    you hate dook,

    hmm…[/quote]

    haha, since you’re the niketalk person, I assume that’s a good thing?

  • Paul P | May 3, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Sad day in Boston sports… yes, thats Tom Brady, yes thats a yankees hat! Maybe he’s just trying to blend in because he’s in NY, but come on… you’re Tom Brady for god’s sake and your walking around with Giselle on your arm… you’ll be noticed!
    http://www.blogsmith...

  • WVU Tom | May 3, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    Damn!

    Now I’ve had the Simpsons softball song in my head all morning!

  • Barney | May 3, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    UMass-Lowell baseball team is going with traditional, striped stirrups and white hats this season:

    http://www.goriverha...

  • GoTerriers | May 3, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”80367″]Sad day in Boston sports… yes, thats Tom Brady, yes thats a yankees hat! Maybe he’s just trying to blend in because he’s in NY, but come on… you’re Tom Brady for god’s sake and your walking around with Giselle on your arm… you’ll be noticed!
    http://www.blogsmith...

    Brady has always acknowledged that he’s a Yankees fan. It’s fairly well documented that he subjugates (ok . . .hides) his Yankee Fan-ness in the interest of regional harmony in New England.

  • Philly Bill | May 3, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”80306″]Langerhans traded again.

    I believe he never got a chance to wear home whites in Oakland.

    Awesome.[/quote]

    For the Uni Cameo Files: Langerhans with the A’s.

  • Casey | May 3, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”80325″][quote comment=”80322″]The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.[/quote]
    That isnt the Springfield Isotopes. The Springfield Isotopes were the minor league team in Springfield. The team that has been linked to is the Nuclear Power Plant’s team. And Steinbrenner is referenced in the episode.[/quote]

    Correct—the Isotopes were Springfield’s minor league baseball team, not the company softball team. And incidentally, they also wore their stirrups correctly. I couldn’t find a picture, but you can see it at the end of this clip…

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Perry | May 3, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”80345″][quote comment=”80342″]i’m assuming van landingham doesn’t count as a 13-letter surname because of the whole “van” thing?[/quote]

    or taj mcwilliams-franklin… because of the hyphen…[/quote]

    You mean if Celtic’s Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink gave up soccer for baseball, and made the majors, he wouldn’t be credited with the record? (BTW, his Celtic uni does say “Vennegoor of Hesselink” on the back.)

  • Patrick | May 3, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”80370″][quote comment=”80367″]Sad day in Boston sports… yes, thats Tom Brady, yes thats a yankees hat! Maybe he’s just trying to blend in because he’s in NY, but come on… you’re Tom Brady for god’s sake and your walking around with Giselle on your arm… you’ll be noticed!
    http://www.blogsmith...

    Brady has always acknowledged that he’s a Yankees fan. It’s fairly well documented that he subjugates (ok . . .hides) his Yankee Fan-ness in the interest of regional harmony in New England.[/quote]

    Well, seeing as how Brady grew up in the Bay area, it makes perfect sense for him to be a Yankees fan.

    What a doofus.

  • My Name is Not Earl | May 3, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.

  • Anthony Verna | May 3, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”80379″]Well, seeing as how Brady grew up in the Bay area, it makes perfect sense for him to be a Yankees fan.

    What a doofus.[/quote]

    Don’t you find many athletes from other sports to be Yanks fans, though? I know Allen Iverson wears Yanks hats often (I remember that being a point of contention at times in Philly).

  • Sir Jock Strap | May 3, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”80379″][quote comment=”80370″][quote comment=”80367″]Sad day in Boston sports… yes, thats Tom Brady, yes thats a yankees hat! Maybe he’s just trying to blend in because he’s in NY, but come on… you’re Tom Brady for god’s sake and your walking around with Giselle on your arm… you’ll be noticed!
    http://www.blogsmith...

    Brady has always acknowledged that he’s a Yankees fan. It’s fairly well documented that he subjugates (ok . . .hides) his Yankee Fan-ness in the interest of regional harmony in New England.[/quote]

    Well, seeing as how Brady grew up in the Bay area, it makes perfect sense for him to be a Yankees fan.

    What a doofus.[/quote]

    He won 3 friggin superbowls and humps super models. He can do whatever he friggin wants to do.

  • Aram | May 3, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”80367″]Sad day in Boston sports… yes, thats Tom Brady, yes thats a yankees hat! Maybe he’s just trying to blend in because he’s in NY, but come on… you’re Tom Brady for god’s sake and your walking around with Giselle on your arm… you’ll be noticed!
    http://www.blogsmith...
    Well, Derek Jeter is a Michigan fan, and even spent a semester in Ann Arbor. I can’t remember if that was at the same time that Brady was at UM or not, might have been around 1995 or 6, in which case it was a bit before. At any rate, that might be why Brady is a Yankee guy.

  • Original Jim | May 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Well, Mr Burns had done it
    The power plant had won it
    With Roger Clemens clucking all the while
    Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness made us smile
    While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile
    We’re talkin’ softball
    From Maine to San Diego
    Talkin’ softball
    Mattingly and Conseco
    Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw
    Steve Sax and his runin with the law
    We’re talkin’ Homer…
    Ozzie, and the Straw
    We’re talkin’ softball
    From Maine to San Diego

    Talkin’ softball
    Mattingly and Conseco
    Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw
    Steve Sax and his run-in with the law
    We’re talkin’ Homer…
    Ozzie, and the Straw

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”80368″]Damn!

    Now I’ve had the Simpsons softball song in my head all morning![/quote]

    “Well, Mr. Burns had done it
    The power plant had won it
    With Roger Clemens clucking all the while
    Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness made us smile
    While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile

    Talkin’ so-o-o-ftball …
    From Maine to San Diego
    Talkin’ so-o-o-ftball …
    Mattingly and Canseco
    Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw
    Steve Sax and his run-in with the law
    Talkin Homer … Ozzie and the Straw.”

  • Casey | May 3, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”80383″]Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.[/quote]

    Yeah, and Michael Jordan once wore #12 when his jersey was stolen. He actualy scored 49 points that day, a Bulls team record for someone wearing #12.

    Picture:

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

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    Someone beat me to the Simpsons softball song? You have got to be SHITTING me!

  • Kyle at IU | May 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”80374″][quote comment=”80306″]Langerhans traded again.

    I believe he never got a chance to wear home whites in Oakland.

    Awesome.[/quote]

    For the Uni Cameo Files: Langerhans with the A’s.[/quote]

    grey pajama pants with snow-white cleats? You have to be kidding me…well, I’m glad my Nats have added a relatively experienced outfielder to fill Nook’s spot, even if he doesn’t know how to dress.

  • WVU Tom | May 3, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”80398″][quote comment=”80368″]Damn!

    Now I’ve had the Simpsons softball song in my head all morning![/quote]

    “Well, Mr. Burns had done it
    The power plant had won it
    With Roger Clemens clucking all the while
    Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness made us smile
    While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile

    Talkin’ so-o-o-ftball …
    From Maine to San Diego
    Talkin’ so-o-o-ftball …
    Mattingly and Canseco
    Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw
    Steve Sax and his run-in with the law
    Talkin Homer … Ozzie and the Straw.”[/quote]

    Yes, that’s the one–thank you, I think I had just finally got it out of my head…and there it is again.

  • Chad E. | May 3, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    During the Cubs/Pirates game yesterday, there was a long conversation about eye black with relation to Alfonso Soriano. Bob Brenley, the Cubs play by play man, thought it was stupid Soriano wore eye black with lettering on it. He was like “won’t that just reflect into your eyes?” They then talked about old school and showed Adam Laroche who just had black gunk on his face.

    Additionally, there was a pirates player who had his pirates logo patch from the undershirt up on top of his shoulder. It was almost completly hidden by the sleveless jerseys.

  • Metsfan AZ | May 3, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”80399″][quote comment=”80383″]Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.[/quote]

    Yeah, and Michael Jordan once wore #12 when his jersey was stolen. He actualy scored 49 points that day, a Bulls team record for someone wearing #12.

    Picture:

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...
    Funny, those would be considered “nut-huggers” by today’s standards.

  • jere | May 3, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    I seem to remember SI themselves cleared up that Bullets inside-out jersey thing, maybe around 1990 or so.

  • Homer J | May 3, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Sorry, but that pic from the Simpsons in NOT the Isotopes, but rather the Springfield Nuclear Power plant team. Homer hasn’t played for the Isotopes (other than being the mascot at one point . . . Hungry Hungry Homer)

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]

    haha, thanks Minna! Long time reader, finally having some slow days at work so I can actually sit around and comment ;)

  • Get with the times | May 3, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”80416″]Sorry, but that pic from the Simpsons in NOT the Isotopes, but rather the Springfield Nuclear Power plant team. Homer hasn’t played for the Isotopes (other than being the mascot at one point . . . Hungry Hungry Homer)[/quote]

    Thanks for clearing that up after 5 or 6 people already beat you to it. What was that comment about reading the posts to see if someone already responded?

  • patrick | May 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”80386″][quote comment=”80379″]Well, seeing as how Brady grew up in the Bay area, it makes perfect sense for him to be a Yankees fan.

    What a doofus.[/quote]

    Don’t you find many athletes from other sports to be Yanks fans, though? I know Allen Iverson wears Yanks hats often (I remember that being a point of contention at times in Philly).[/quote]

    At some point, its not about the team but rather, the hat thats important. The NY Yankees hat is legendary, especially i the “urban” “hip hop” community

  • Perry | May 3, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”80383″]Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.[/quote]

    I remember a game Michigan State played at Ohio State ca. 1970 or so — MSU’s unis were stolen and the whole team played in OSU road unis. It looked like a scrimmage game!

  • Bob Sullivan | May 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    Two things:
    One, the comment the other day about the Padres making their pitcher carry a little kids back pack explains why I saw an Akron relief pitcher carrying a Tinkerbell backpack at a recent Reading Phillies (Eastern League) game.

    Two, I’ve been watching the Stanley Cup with renewed interest since I have begun playing again, and I have noticed that the players’ gloves have different color schemes according to manufacturer. For example, all the Devils player’s gloves are red, black and white, but are different mixtures of these colors. It makes for interesting uni watching, seeing how many different varieties of color schemes will show up on one club.

  • Homer J | May 3, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    Sorry Mr. “Get With the Times” But since I have a job and live on the west coast, by the time I get to UNIWATCH the comments are generally at 100+. If I see a comment I want to respond to, I actually assume somebody else will have beaten me to it, asshole.

    Besides, nobody had mentioned Hungry Hungry Homer

  • Paul Lukas | May 3, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    I’m on a quick WiFi break while running errands in Manhattan, but I see that my piece about Salty is up on today’s Page 2 index page, lower-left quadrant.

  • John Zajac | May 3, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”80424″][quote comment=”80386″][quote comment=”80379″]Well, seeing as how Brady grew up in the Bay area, it makes perfect sense for him to be a Yankees fan.

    What a doofus.[/quote]

    Don’t you find many athletes from other sports to be Yanks fans, though? I know Allen Iverson wears Yanks hats often (I remember that being a point of contention at times in Philly).[/quote]

    At some point, its not about the team but rather, the hat thats important. The NY Yankees hat is legendary, especially i the “urban” “hip hop” community[/quote]

    I know Eric Williams of various NBA team rosters is a Yankees fan and didn’t hide it when he played in Boston, but then again he was from Jersey. There are a few Yankees fans, and Colts fans as well, who work for the team as well. It makes for some entertaining conversation.

  • Frank Mercogliano | May 3, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    Funny story about Stuckenschneider…he played for the Savannah Sand Gnat in the SALLY League when I was scoring and doing the music for the Augusta Greenjackets…well our P.A. guy announces him up “now leading off, centerfielder, Eric Stuckenschneider”…no biggie right? So the GM comes racing up to the press box with a serious look and goes to the P.A. guy “Did you just say Eric is Stuck Inside Her in front of all these people?” He had no clue what the guys name was and heard it only over the P.A……I can’t ever remember laughing so hard at a game in my life….

    Frank

  • Perry | May 3, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    Arseblog points out that Arsenal’s (possibly bogus) proposed white road shirt could be worse:

    http://arseblog.com/...

    They’re really freaked about a feared Kroenke (i.e. American) takeover, even more than the possible white road shirt.

  • Patrick | May 3, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    And who could forget the mascot that replaced Hungry Hungry Homer? Paint Drinking Larry

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”80320″][quote comment=”80278″]that volunteer hat is very similar to the hat that comes with your USGA membership package.[/quote]

    Yup, just got mine a couple weeks ago – it has “Member 2007” stitched on the back.[/quote]

    Should have read all the comments first. I take back my question about female volunteers.

  • tim | May 3, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”80399″][quote comment=”80383″]Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.[/quote]

    Yeah, and Michael Jordan once wore #12 when his jersey was stolen. He actualy scored 49 points that day, a Bulls team record for someone wearing #12.

    Picture:

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

    Mike-23 made a t-shirt about that game. Heres the pic:

    http://www.mike23.co...

  • Cathy | May 3, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”80443″]Arseblog points out that Arsenal’s (possibly bogus) proposed white road shirt could be worse:

    http://arseblog.com/...

    They’re really freaked about a feared Kroenke (i.e. American) takeover, even more than the possible white road shirt.[/quote]

    THAT is hilarious!!

  • Metsfan AZ | May 3, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.

  • GoTerriers | May 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”80462″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.[/quote]

    Methinks Minna has the USGA confused with Billy Payne and the resot the misogynist neanderthals at August National.

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”80465″][quote comment=”80462″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.[/quote]

    Methinks Minna has the USGA confused with Billy Payne and the resot the misogynist neanderthals at August National.[/quote]

    GoTerriers, you got it exactly right. I WAS thinking about the Masters.

    MetsfanAZ, because I’m an idiot. I really have no excues for that assumption.

    dpnation, now that you’ve started posting, you won’t be able to stop–which is good. We need more mouthy broads–I can’t take on the mantle alone.

    Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?

  • WVU Tom | May 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”80448″]And who could forget the mascot that replaced Hungry Hungry Homer? Paint Drinking Larry[/quote]

    Actually, the short-lived mascot you’re thinking of is “Paint-Drinking Pete”

  • hollerbach | May 3, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”80462″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.[/quote]

    For the US Open all the female clothes are female cut, they even promote the wearing of skirts instead of pants and you have the option of a hat or visor

  • Metsfan AZ | May 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”80467″][quote comment=”80465″][quote comment=”80462″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.[/quote]

    Methinks Minna has the USGA confused with Billy Payne and the resot the misogynist neanderthals at August National.[/quote]

    GoTerriers, you got it exactly right. I WAS thinking about the Masters.

    MetsfanAZ, because I’m an idiot. I really have no excues for that assumption.

    dpnation, now that you’ve started posting, you won’t be able to stop–which is good. We need more mouthy broads–I can’t take on the mantle alone.

    Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?[/quote]
    No, I understand, for any non golf fan the tournament they automatically think of is the Masters and they are a “little” behind the times.

  • Ian | May 3, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    It would look so much sweeter if they kept the vertial arch…wait a second…it sure looks like some people on this board care about vertical and radial arching!

    Laat night, I shared this creation with the board. Naturally, I feel vertical is superior to the ugly radial. As a lifelong Braves fan, I truly believe anything but vertically arched NOBs are unacceptable.

  • Anthony Verna | May 3, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”80467″]Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?[/quote]

    Nah. Now, if you’re not a Trek watcher, however, we’re shredding your UniWatch Membership Club Card.

    0=)

  • WVU Tom | May 3, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”80467″]

    Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?[/quote]

    Of course not!

    Some of us (myself included), know that a full apreciation of the Simpsons calls for high attention to detail, and can become, in a way, as obsessive as uni-watching. Perhaps it is because often times the funniest gag in the show is also the most subtle. Sorry if some of us rambled off topic today.

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”80473″][quote comment=”80467″][quote comment=”80465″][quote comment=”80462″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]
    Why would you assume that there are no female volunteers? Every golf tournament I’ve been too has about 25% female volunteers. Not sure if they have women’s shirts for a uniform, (my guess is that some do and some don’t). And the women do everything that the men do: standard bearer, shotlink, concessions, merch.[/quote]

    Methinks Minna has the USGA confused with Billy Payne and the resot the misogynist neanderthals at August National.[/quote]

    GoTerriers, you got it exactly right. I WAS thinking about the Masters.

    MetsfanAZ, because I’m an idiot. I really have no excues for that assumption.

    dpnation, now that you’ve started posting, you won’t be able to stop–which is good. We need more mouthy broads–I can’t take on the mantle alone.

    Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?[/quote]
    No, I understand, for any non golf fan the tournament they automatically think of is the Masters and they are a “little” behind the times.[/quote]

    I have no excuse because I do watch golf, albeit anly when Tiger is playing. Besides, I know the Masters is not the only tournament around. Thirty lashes of a wet noodle for me.

    hollerbach or dpnation or anyone else who knows, do the women have to wear skirts?

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”80475″]It would look so much sweeter if they kept the vertial arch…wait a second…it sure looks like some people on this board care about vertical and radial arching!

    Laat night, I shared this creation with the board. Naturally, I feel vertical is superior to the ugly radial. As a lifelong Braves fan, I truly believe anything but vertically arched NOBs are unacceptable.[/quote]

    Ian, that vertically-arched Salty tag is a thing of beauty.

    WVU Tom, you do not need to be apologizing to ME of all people for going off-topic. Philly cheesesteak, anyone? I was just feeling left out.

    Anthony V., then mah card is shredded. I don’t like Star Trek or Star Wars or–I better stop now before I am banned altogether. In my defense, I don’t like movies and television shows in general.

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”80420″]

    I have no excuse because I do watch golf, albeit anly when Tiger is playing. Besides, I know the Masters is not the only tournament around. Thirty lashes of a wet noodle for me.

    hollerbach or dpnation or anyone else who knows, do the women have to wear skirts?[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure you have the option of skirt or pants – the volunteer uni swag just consists of two shirts and headgear (hat or visor, your choice) – no bottoms (just the swatch to match your khakis to). Even an expert shopper like myself might find difficulty finding the right skirt in the correct shade of khaki!

  • Metsfan AZ | May 3, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”80477″][quote comment=”80467″]Hey, do I get kicked out of Uni-Watch Galaxy because I don’t like or watch The Simpsons?[/quote]

    Nah. Now, if you’re not a Trek watcher, however, we’re shredding your UniWatch Membership Club Card.

    0=)[/quote]
    huh? well it was nice knowing you. ;p

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”80484″][quote comment=”80420″]

    I have no excuse because I do watch golf, albeit anly when Tiger is playing. Besides, I know the Masters is not the only tournament around. Thirty lashes of a wet noodle for me.

    hollerbach or dpnation or anyone else who knows, do the women have to wear skirts?[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure you have the option of skirt or pants – the volunteer uni swag just consists of two shirts and headgear (hat or visor, your choice) – no bottoms (just the swatch to match your khakis to). Even an expert shopper like myself might find difficulty finding the right skirt in the correct shade of khaki![/quote]

    So, I take it you are wearing pants? Or did I misread your post about being a volunteer? I would think…here you go:

    beige skirt.

    One thing on the Tom Brady ‘scandal’: I think he shouldn’t get hassled for wearing a Yankees hat in his off-time, especially if he isn’t in Boston at the time–but only if he truly is a Yankees fan and is not being trendy. Just because he works for the Patriots doesn’t mean he has to give up supporting his own favorite teams.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 3, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    Just checked out Paul’s paragraphs on Page 2 about the inimitable Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

    I always thought that the “of” in his name was English, and that his ancestors had lived in England at some point around Chaucer’s time when people still had “of” before location-based surnames, like many other languages still do. And there are plenty of English-speaking people with the Dutch “van” before their surnames, right?

    But, clicking the Wikipedia link, I see that i was mistaken. The truth is much more interesting than this:

    His name – the longest in European football – derives from the 17th Century, when two farming families in the Enschede area of Holland intermarried. Both the Vennegoor and Hesselink names carried equal social weight, and so – rather than choose between them – they chose to use both. “Of” in Dutch translates to “or” in English, which would mean that a strict translation of his name would read ‘Jan Vennegoor or Hesselink’.

    What Jan needs to do is move to a Hispanic country and get married. Their children will then bear both of their parents’ surnames, only instead of something simple like “Uribe y Gonzalez”, it’ll work out to “Vennegoor of Hesselink y Rodriguez”, with an ‘or’ and an ‘and’ in the same name!

    People will be asking them, “Let me get this straight; your name is either ‘Vennegoor’ OR ‘Hesselink-and-Rodriguez’?”

    “No, no; it’s ‘Vennegoor-or-Hesselink’ AND ‘Rodriguez’.”

    “So I could call you ‘Vennegoor-and-Rodriguez’ if I were in the mood?”

    “Just forget it; I’ll call myself ‘Cafú’.”

  • Anthony Verna | May 3, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”80492″]One thing on the Tom Brady ‘scandal’: I think he shouldn’t get hassled for wearing a Yankees hat in his off-time, especially if he isn’t in Boston at the time–but only if he truly is a Yankees fan and is not being trendy. Just because he works for the Patriots doesn’t mean he has to give up supporting his own favorite teams.[/quote]

    Ehhhhhh. That’d be logical, right?

    (Why IS he a Yanks fan, anyway?)

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    Speaking of long names, I love saying this guy’s name. Go ahead. Say it out loud. It will make you smile. My mom thought it was two guys when she heard the name. Someone on the board mentioned him the other day, and it would be nice if he took up a sport where he had his name on the back.

  • Ian K | May 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”80493″]
    And there are plenty of English-speaking people with the Dutch “van” before their surnames, right?
    [/quote]

    As a first generation American with Dutch roots, I will support this. I always notice a MLB player with a Dutch name, like Johnny Vander Meer, John Vander Wal, David Aardsma, Shea Hillenbrand, Lenny Dykstra. Anything with a “Van” or a “Van Der” or excessive V’s is Dutch. And of course the double O always throws people (like Voorhies for instance)

    [quote comment=”80475″]
    Laat night, I shared this creation with the board. Naturally, I feel vertical is superior to the ugly radial. As a lifelong Braves fan, I truly believe anything but vertically arched NOBs are unacceptable.[/quote]

    Very nice job Ian. The VAL also takes up less room on the jersey too. I commend your effort, even though I get your comments confused with my own. And in spite of your Braves support, Bizzaro Ian.

  • SaraJane | May 3, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    Wow, it’s quite a trip seeing my pics of Cory Rauschenberger linked to on Page 2! Thanks, Paul! Too bad Salty beat him to the bigs, but I’m not really surprised… Cory hasn’t exactly been having a great season thus far.

    And, Minna, I guess you can add me to the list of the female contingency… I don’t comment too often, but I’m always here!

  • Jaye | May 3, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    I’m a Little League team mom who’s the official scorekeeper and a one-time uni manager (ok, ok, I just made the call to remind them what to wear). My boys and I were uni-talking about batting helments and gloves at a recent MLB game. We got strange looks all night. The home team lost.

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Yea for the UniWatch Ladies!

    Thanks Minna for the olive- I’m glad that someone else doesn’t see it as a true gold fabric.
    Embrodiery and fabric aren’t going to look exactly the same but if you compare collar color with the gold in the patch it’s not even close.

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”80506″]Wow, it’s quite a trip seeing my pics of Cory Rauschenberger linked to on Page 2! Thanks, Paul! Too bad Salty beat him to the bigs, but I’m not really surprised… Cory hasn’t exactly been having a great season thus far.

    And, Minna, I guess you can add me to the list of the female contingency… I don’t comment too often, but I’m always here![/quote]

    So duly noted, SaraJane. You are now on my list. I knew I was forgetting someone.

    Ian K., I get you mixed up with Ian, too. You must like Pieter van den Hoogenband, too, then.

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote]So, I take it you are wearing pants? Or did I misread your post about being a volunteer? I would think…here you go:
    beige skirt.[/quote]

    I wish I was volunteering! Sadly, I’m stuck at my cube for now (would have to take pretty much a whole week off to volunteer). I’ve just seen the applications and info for the volunteering stuff on USGA.

    [quote]Sorry Mr. “Get With the Times” But since I have a job and live on the west coast, by the time I get to UNIWATCH the comments are generally at 100+. If I see a comment I want to respond to, I actually assume somebody else will have beaten me to it, asshole.
    Besides, nobody had mentioned Hungry Hungry Homer[/quote]

    Has anyone given thought to creating a Uni Watch message board for easier readability? Not to say that Paul has enough things to do, but I could even look into it if there’s interest. (At previously mentioned cube preventing me from going to golf tourneys, I am actually a bit of a tech girl, but shhh, it’s not good for my street cred.)

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    I think a message board would go far in making things easier to read. There are some days I don’t even want to open up the comments because I just know there is another half an hour of my day gone!

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”80493″]Just checked out Paul’s paragraphs on Page 2 about the inimitable Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

    I always thought that the “of” in his name was English, and that his ancestors had lived in England at some point around Chaucer’s time when people still had “of” before location-based surnames, like many other languages still do. And there are plenty of English-speaking people with the Dutch “van” before their surnames, right?

    But, clicking the Wikipedia link, I see that i was mistaken. The truth is much more interesting than this:

    His name – the longest in European football – derives from the 17th Century, when two farming families in the Enschede area of Holland intermarried. Both the Vennegoor and Hesselink names carried equal social weight, and so – rather than choose between them – they chose to use both. “Of” in Dutch translates to “or” in English, which would mean that a strict translation of his name would read ‘Jan Vennegoor or Hesselink’.

    What Jan needs to do is move to a Hispanic country and get married. Their children will then bear both of their parents’ surnames, only instead of something simple like “Uribe y Gonzalez”, it’ll work out to “Vennegoor of Hesselink y Rodriguez”, with an ‘or’ and an ‘and’ in the same name!

    People will be asking them, “Let me get this straight; your name is either ‘Vennegoor’ OR ‘Hesselink-and-Rodriguez’?”

    “No, no; it’s ‘Vennegoor-or-Hesselink’ AND ‘Rodriguez’.”

    “So I could call you ‘Vennegoor-and-Rodriguez’ if I were in the mood?”

    “Just forget it; I’ll call myself ‘Cafú’.”[/quote]
    Absolutely Hilarious!

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”80511″][quote]So, I take it you are wearing pants? Or did I misread your post about being a volunteer? I would think…here you go:
    beige skirt.[/quote]

    I wish I was volunteering! Sadly, I’m stuck at my cube for now (would have to take pretty much a whole week off to volunteer). I’ve just seen the applications and info for the volunteering stuff on USGA.

    [quote]Sorry Mr. “Get With the Times” But since I have a job and live on the west coast, by the time I get to UNIWATCH the comments are generally at 100+. If I see a comment I want to respond to, I actually assume somebody else will have beaten me to it, asshole.
    Besides, nobody had mentioned Hungry Hungry Homer[/quote]

    Has anyone given thought to creating a Uni Watch message board for easier readability? Not to say that Paul has enough things to do, but I could even look into it if there’s interest. (At previously mentioned cube preventing me from going to golf tourneys, I am actually a bit of a tech girl, but shhh, it’s not good for my street cred.)[/quote]

    Man, haven’t you read all the archives, every single post? I’m teasing, but this has been discussed. I used to be on the side of keeping it free-form, but as the comment section has grown (thank, in a large part, to me), I think a message board with individual threads might be the way to go.

    Amanda, maybe it’s just the picture, but that accent is definitely not straight gold.

  • Ryan B. | May 3, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”80443″]Arseblog points out that Arsenal’s (possibly bogus) proposed white road shirt could be worse:

    http://arseblog.com/...

    They’re really freaked about a feared Kroenke (i.e. American) takeover, even more than the possible white road shirt.[/quote]

    I hate Arse-nal so much that just the fact Kroenke might be buying the club provides me with least favorite clubs in hockey (Avalanche), the NBA (Nuggets), and, of course, MLS (Colorado Rapids). Also hate Dallas F.C. because their manager used to play for the Gunners. :P COYS!

    All that said, I secretly think the proposed Arsenal away kit looks pretty sharp.

  • Lockbull | May 3, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    Arseblog points out that Arsenal’s (possibly bogus) proposed white road shirt could be worse:

    http://arseblog.com/

    They’re really freaked about a feared Kroenke (i.e. American) takeover, even more than the possible white road shirt.

    THAT is hilarious!!

    From the “truth is stranger than fiction” department, Check out the Wal-mart tag for Argentina’s San Lorenzo.

  • Ian | May 3, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    Alrighty… Not sure if my posts went through. I’m not seeing them, and I truly hope I’m not appearing like a message board dweeb. I guess this is my long-winded way of saying “test” and hoping I can post again!

  • Ian | May 3, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    Oh well. It’s not working.

    Minna and Ian K., thanks for the props! Means a lot to me.

    As for me being bizarro Ian, my wife thinks so when I wear my retro Braves hat. She much prefers the current one. Go figure!

  • B.G. | May 3, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    Minna, add me to the list of UniwatchWomen. As a baseball (and hockey) fan, I love reading this blog. I work with all women, and if I mention stirrups they don’t think about baseball. They probably think of those other kind–you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, as a Detroit Tigers fan, I hope they never change their uni. It’s a classic. Same thing with the Red Wings. Go Wings! – Becky

  • Patrick O'Donnell | May 3, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”80271″][quote comment=”80253″]Those Man U jersey’s have been gold, you can check that on soccer.com, or in my closet.[/quote]

    They’re only gold accented for Champions league, in EPL they wear white accent[/quote]

    Yeah, I don’t know what you’re talking about, but it’s the same white jersey they always wear. (EPL, CL or FA Cup)

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”80535″]Minna, add me to the list of UniwatchWomen. As a baseball (and hockey) fan, I love reading this blog. I work with all women, and if I mention stirrups they don’t think about baseball. They probably think of those other kind–you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, as a Detroit Tigers fan, I hope they never change their uni. It’s a classic. Same thing with the Red Wings. Go Wings! – Becky[/quote]

    Becky! Will gladly add you to The List–even if you are a Tigers fan (spoken as a Twins fan).

    Shudder. Let’s pretend the other kind of stirrups never even happened–along with leg warmers and big hair.

    I think we should be the WUni-Watchers, just like the WNBA

    Ian, if there are a lot of links, posts get eaten. Sometimes, it depends on where the links come from, as well. Best thing to do is save the message and post in parts–that usually works for me. Keep posting–even though I do sometimes mentally add a ‘K.’ to your name as I read your posts.

  • Kerry | May 3, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    Kerry, I thought it was going to be pink, and I was going to have to cuss you out. Instead, you link to that thing of beauty. I would prefer the shirt be white, but even though I don’t buy jerseys, I might have to make an exception. Thanks for making sure I saw this.

  • Jon in SLC | May 3, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”80546″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    Kerry, I thought it was going to be pink, and I was going to have to cuss you out. Instead, you link to that thing of beauty. I would prefer the shirt be white, but even though I don’t buy jerseys, I might have to make an exception. Thanks for making sure I saw this.[/quote]
    Nice shirt, but damn, $48 bucks for a T-shirt? What is it Abercrombie Retro?

  • Jaye | May 3, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”80541″][quote comment=”80535″]Minna, add me to the list of UniwatchWomen. As a baseball (and hockey) fan, I love reading this blog. I work with all women, and if I mention stirrups they don’t think about baseball. They probably think of those other kind–you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, as a Detroit Tigers fan, I hope they never change their uni. It’s a classic. Same thing with the Red Wings. Go Wings! – Becky[/quote]

    Becky! Will gladly add you to The List–even if you are a Tigers fan (spoken as a Twins fan).

    Shudder. Let’s pretend the other kind of stirrups never even happened–along with leg warmers and big hair.

    I think we should be the WUni-Watchers, just like the WNBA

    Ian, if there are a lot of links, posts get eaten. Sometimes, it depends on where the links come from, as well. Best thing to do is save the message and post in parts–that usually works for me. Keep posting–even though I do sometimes mentally add a ‘K.’ to your name as I read your posts.[/quote]

    WUni-Watchers?? hahaha… So long as I don’t have to wear one of those WNBA-type uniforms!

  • Brendan | May 3, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”80310″][quote comment=”80283″]I was at the Wachovia pro-am yesterday…
    Biggest issue for me was Jordan’s Cap Some sort of cooler Dri weave material, I guess… Looks weird close up.[/quote]

    he was wearing the same cap this year at his celebrity golf tourney at the ocean club in the bahamas…
    i cant stand the cargo golf pants he wore though.[/quote]

    That hat is part of the Jordan line. It’s not a performance hat.
    [quote comment=”80406″][quote comment=”80374″][quote comment=”80306″]Langerhans traded again.

    I believe he never got a chance to wear home whites in Oakland.

    Awesome.[/quote]

    For the Uni Cameo Files: Langerhans with the A’s.[/quote]

    grey pajama pants with snow-white cleats? You have to be kidding me…well, I’m glad my Nats have added a relatively experienced outfielder to fill Nook’s spot, even if he doesn’t know how to dress.[/quote]

    It’s not his fault the A’s wear white cleats with their road unis. I LOVE the white shoes at home, but I do think it’s somewhat silly to do it on the road.

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    I checked those out, and there are some really nice ones, but holy phlerking schnit! FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS for a t-shirt?!!?

  • Philly Bill | May 3, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”80330″]Junior came down with gigantism after drinking nerve tonic…[/quote]

    “Wow! It’s like there’s a party in my mouth, and everyone’s invited!”

    (Or least least Shelden Williams is invited.)

    Watch me tie this all together: In the episode “Dancin’ Homer,” The Capitol City Goofball was voiced by Tom Poston, who died yesterday.

    The Simpsons and Uni Watch are two of the few things that reward my attention to detail rather than punish it.

  • Chris Sk | May 3, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    Looks like somebody at espn.com in reading your blog Paul, they got rid of the line about the dominoes and the uniforms.

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

  • Philly Bill | May 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    er, here’s the Shelden Williams link:
    http://msn.foxsports...

  • Ian K | May 3, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”80552″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    I checked those out, and there are some really nice ones, but holy phlerking schnit! FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS for a t-shirt?!!?[/quote]

    Hey let’s be nice to the sponsors. I do like the Canucks stick & rink shirt.

  • Dan | May 3, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    dang, minna’s going for a color other than black now? i must be way behind. but as a “gooner” i hate the “away kit” for next year(and this is from a guy that doesn’t mind the highlighter colored kits). if its a shiny gold trim in certain light it can look greenish.

    patrick– on the mancs’ red kits they have gold piping instead of the white for league matches

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”80541″][quote comment=”80535″]Minna, add me to the list of UniwatchWomen. As a baseball (and hockey) fan, I love reading this blog. I work with all women, and if I mention stirrups they don’t think about baseball. They probably think of those other kind–you know what I’m talking about. Anyway, as a Detroit Tigers fan, I hope they never change their uni. It’s a classic. Same thing with the Red Wings. Go Wings! – Becky[/quote]

    Becky! Will gladly add you to The List–even if you are a Tigers fan (spoken as a Twins fan).

    Shudder. Let’s pretend the other kind of stirrups never even happened–along with leg warmers and big hair.

    I think we should be the WUni-Watchers, just like the WNBA

    Ian, if there are a lot of links, posts get eaten. Sometimes, it depends on where the links come from, as well. Best thing to do is save the message and post in parts–that usually works for me. Keep posting–even though I do sometimes mentally add a ‘K.’ to your name as I read your posts.[/quote]
    I’m not so sure that the kind of stirrups she referenced are an article of clothing…

  • Kerry | May 3, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”80548″][quote comment=”80546″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    Kerry, I thought it was going to be pink, and I was going to have to cuss you out. Instead, you link to that thing of beauty. I would prefer the shirt be white, but even though I don’t buy jerseys, I might have to make an exception. Thanks for making sure I saw this.[/quote]
    Nice shirt, but damn, $48 bucks for a T-shirt? What is it Abercrombie Retro?[/quote]
    That’s the only thing holding me back from buying t-shirts from them. I LOVE “throwback-type” gear and they have a GREAT Saints shirt and LSU shirt like the North Stars shirt I just linked to. But I refuse to pay more than $30 for a t-shirt (and even that is pushing it).

    Incidentally, I came across a store in the local mall here in Baton Rouge that was selling the Saints and LSU shirts for over $50!!! but then again, it also sells pairs of jeans in excess of $100.

  • Mike | May 3, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    Pink bats are on their way back….

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • dpnation | May 3, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”80535″]WUni-Watchers?? hahaha… So long as I don’t have to wear one of those WNBA-type uniforms![/quote]

    HAHAHAHA BRILLIANT!

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”80560″][quote comment=”80552″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    I checked those out, and there are some really nice ones, but holy phlerking schnit! FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS for a t-shirt?!!?[/quote]

    Hey let’s be nice to the sponsors. I do like the Canucks stick & rink shirt.[/quote]

    I absolutely agree Distant Replays rules, but I’m pretty sure this is Retro Sport’s suggested retail price — not Distant Replays. No way am I taking out a second mortgage to buy a t-shirt, especially when there can’t be $6 worth of material in there.

  • Dan | May 3, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    quick question, and no offense to the females present, but since the Browns drafted Brady Quinn are we going to have to deal with another version of Grady’s Ladies? sorry, but some of them don’t know crap about sports and piss me off that they’re there to root for a player and not the team. i think that if i see one pink shirt that says brady’s ladies i’ll destroy something.

  • Brendan | May 3, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”80560″][quote comment=”80552″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    I checked those out, and there are some really nice ones, but holy phlerking schnit! FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS for a t-shirt?!!?[/quote]

    Hey let’s be nice to the sponsors. I do like the Canucks stick & rink shirt.[/quote]

    I’m a little disappointed with their selection. Where’s the Winnipeg Jets stuff? Hartford Whalers? No Sharks throwbacks yet? The all-turquoise Marlins hat? [quote comment=”80564″][quote comment=”80548″][quote comment=”80546″][quote comment=”80543″]Minna,

    Not sure if you noticed, but Distant Replays has a new line of “Retro” shirts including THIS ONE. You can even see it at the top of this page in one of the advertisement banners.[/quote]

    Kerry, I thought it was going to be pink, and I was going to have to cuss you out. Instead, you link to that thing of beauty. I would prefer the shirt be white, but even though I don’t buy jerseys, I might have to make an exception. Thanks for making sure I saw this.[/quote]
    Nice shirt, but damn, $48 bucks for a T-shirt? What is it Abercrombie Retro?[/quote]
    That’s the only thing holding me back from buying t-shirts from them. I LOVE “throwback-type” gear and they have a GREAT Saints shirt and LSU shirt like the North Stars shirt I just linked to. But I refuse to pay more than $30 for a t-shirt (and even that is pushing it).

    Incidentally, I came across a store in the local mall here in Baton Rouge that was selling the Saints and LSU shirts for over $50!!! but then again, it also sells pairs of jeans in excess of $100.[/quote]

    I picked up a shirt at Urban Outfitters for $6 that they were selling for $35.

    Their fitted throwback hats are quite reasonable though (but they still don’t have the all-teal Marlins hats ).

  • Brendan | May 3, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    That was not how that was supposed to turn out.

  • Jaye | May 3, 2007 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”80571″]quick question, and no offense to the females present, but since the Browns drafted Brady Quinn are we going to have to deal with another version of Grady’s Ladies? sorry, but some of them don’t know crap about sports and piss me off that they’re there to root for a player and not the team. i think that if i see one pink shirt that says brady’s ladies i’ll destroy something.[/quote]

    What used to bother me was the attention Jeff Francoeur used to get at Turner Field (yeah, It’s Atlanta, baby)from women who came to see him and not the team. One even came to the staduim with his name misspelled on a poster. I seem to also remember his name being wrong on his jersey when he was first called up.

  • Joey Guns | May 3, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]

    I think you missed Allison.

  • Metsfan AZ | May 3, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”80587″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]

    I think you missed Allison.[/quote]
    She’s the ISU one right? I knew they were missing someone.

  • Brian from Short Island | May 3, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”80243″]As a Gunners fan, I am more uncomfortable that the away kit will be white.

    Spurs would be a Top 4 caliber club, if they had even an average defense. How does it feel being the only club in Europe that cares about the UEFA Cup and still not being able to win it?[/quote]
    We have 3/4 of a competent backline, but the central midfield and left back are mush defensively. However, I’d think we were were top-4 calibre if you didn’t poison our lasagna last year.

    That tangent aside…

    The spurs shirt looks photoshopped. I’ve also seen this, which fits the new Puma template. That V-neck is two years ago’s Puma template. If they were to go white-only, I’m sure at least the neckline would match the template.

    Stupid Puma, their shirts fray like crazy…

  • Brian from Short Island | May 3, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”80247″][quote comment=”80244″]I know there was talk last week how the Simpsons do their Isotopes baseball unis right, but I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]Burns’ suit is supposed to be comically old, reinforcing the fact that he’s 150 years old. That sock style did exist, right?

    Mr. Burns isn’t wearing stirrups. How can we call that a “uniform”?[/quote]

  • Jordan | May 3, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    Man U Home – All White Piping and Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Away (EPL and Champs League) – White w/ Gold Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Home (Champs League) – Gold Piping
    http://store.manutd....

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    It’s nice to see a good chunk of the comments about soccer and the female contingent of UniWatch.

  • Chad G | May 3, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”80610″]Man U Home – All White Piping and Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Away (EPL and Champs League) – White w/ Gold Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Home (Champs League) – Gold Piping
    http://store.manutd....

    About a month ago I posted the same thing about the piping going from white to gold (on the red kits) from the Premiership to the Champions League. But after closer inspection I realized the piping is always gold, it’s just the merch photos used for the EPL stuff are crappy.

  • Chad G | May 3, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”80622″][quote comment=”80610″]Man U Home – All White Piping and Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Away (EPL and Champs League) – White w/ Gold Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Home (Champs League) – Gold Piping
    http://store.manutd....

    About a month ago I posted the same thing about the piping going from white to gold (on the red kits) from the Premiership to the Champions League. But after closer inspection I realized the piping is always gold, it’s just the merch photos used for the EPL stuff are crappy.[/quote]

    Look at the gold border around the Man U crest and at the inner collar (of the EPL shirt). The piping is also gold, theres just no white next to it to campare it too. The Champions league photos are just much better.

  • Chad G | May 3, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    EPL match and Champions League Both gold piping. The shorts go from Black to white though, but that depends on the other teams kit (I think)

  • Amanda | May 3, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    Note to self:
    Don’t get into an arguement with Ricardo Kaka

  • Philly Bill | May 3, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?

  • Jim | May 3, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    Re Leela’s stirrups on “Futurama”: there was some uni-related dialogue in that episode that I’m surprised no one has quoted yet. Remember, the show takes place in the 31st century…

    Professor Farnsworth: Why is your number 7/8?
    Leela: All the whole numbers have been retired.

  • Chad G | May 3, 2007 at 6:42 pm |

    Anyone know what brand of bat this is? David Wright has used Rawlings in the past, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a Rawlings. I’ve seen a bunch of players using the above brand this year (with the cursive, M or W or whatever it is).

  • Chad G | May 3, 2007 at 7:16 pm |

    Found another example, only had to look through about 1,000 pics.

  • Ron | May 3, 2007 at 7:57 pm |

    Everytime I watch highlights of the San Diego Padres they are always wearing their blue jerseys, home and road.

    Have they even worn their home whites or sand color road jerseys yet this season?

  • Scott | May 3, 2007 at 8:17 pm |

    What a surprise, Pavano on the DL, that Never Friggin’ happens…What a joke….

  • TMcLaughlin79 | May 3, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    Re: those mismatched Celtics jerseys
    I heard somewhere once, but I’m having a little trouble confirming, that when the Celtics decided to take “BOSTON” off the road jerseys, there was an open revolt, and some players chose to wear their old jerseys while other players wore the newer “CELTICS” jerseys. I say bring Boston back, and I don’t mean those black-trimmed ones.
    Anyone who can confirm this, I’d like to know that I’m not (or I am) crazy.

  • James Craven | May 3, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”80323″][quote comment=”80322″]“The entire roster of the Springfield Isotopes softball team is as follows:

    “Back Row – Wade Boggs (3B), Jose Canseco (OF), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Roger Clemens (P), Ken Griffey Jr. (OF).

    “Middle Row – Steve Sax (2B), Ozzie Smith (SS), Don Mattingly (1B), Mike Scioscia (catcher).

    “Front Row – Homer Simpson (Utility man), Montgomery Burns (manager).

    The ironic part is that the majority of that team have been paid by Steinbrenner at some point in their careers.”[/quote]

    “Teebz, check that picture again . . .I think you’ve got Boggsy and Donnie Baseball mixed up. Boggs wears the beard and Yankees dress code forbids chin hair so that can’t be Mattingly in the middle row . . .

    “And Boggs is STILL wearing a fielders glove on the wrong hand . . .”[/quote]

    I believe that episode was done when Boggs was still a member of the Red Sox IIRC. He didn’t join the Yankees until 1995 and won his World Series ring.

  • Jeremy | May 3, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”80705″]What a surprise, Pavano on the DL, that Never Friggin’ happens…What a joke….[/quote]
    He’s been on the DL for about a month now. Talk about a joke…

  • Ian | May 3, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    http://us.news2.yimg...

    Add Ryan Langerhans with the A’s to the rare picture list.

  • Tako | May 3, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”80279″][quote comment=”80268″][quote comment=”80244″] I was up late last night and noticed that Futurama did them right also.[/quote]

    Hm. Are we sure Montreal relocated to Washington? The unis look pretty similar here.[/quote]
    Natron,
    That’s hilarious! I didn’t put the two together. I was just noting Leela’s stirrups.[/quote]

    the colors of that pic are effed up. if i remember the episode correctly she’s playing for the New New York Mets. it should be blue and orange

  • patrick | May 3, 2007 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”80610″]Man U Home – All White Piping and Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Away (EPL and Champs League) – White w/ Gold Accents
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Man U Home (Champs League) – Gold Piping
    http://store.manutd....

    thaaaaank you jordan, i was going to do it but couldnt at work. I like the nice touch of gold, i think its deserved and recognized, but not overstated really… maybe its not me

  • Mel | May 3, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    Got a question regarding hockey socks and shin guards. Most players I see have a neat, trim appearance, even with the shin guards under the hockey socks. My legs, however, look like an elephant’s, and the shin guards bulge out (a lot) at the back of the sock. Looks pretty bad. Especially since I’m on the short side. Am I not wearing the shin guards/socks correctly?

  • patrick | May 3, 2007 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”80653″]Anyone know what brand of bat this is? David Wright has used Rawlings in the past, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a Rawlings. I’ve seen a bunch of players using the above brand this year (with the cursive, M or W or whatever it is).[/quote]

    looks like mizuno to me… I’ve also heard of an either Chinese or Japanese company that some players use

  • Mr. Met | May 3, 2007 at 9:56 pm |

    Two things:

    1) Micah Owings of the D-backs has the top two buttons on his jersey unbuttoned, and it really does look like his jersey says “D-Baacks”. Poor, poor design on that.

    2) What’s up with the red lettering on the jersey but the black numbers? It looks very odd.

  • Brendan | May 3, 2007 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.

  • Chad Bryant | May 3, 2007 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]
    Charlie Kerfeld.

  • My Name is Not Earl | May 3, 2007 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”80766″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]
    Charlie Kerfeld.[/quote]

    I suppose Kent Tekulve doesn’t count.

  • My Name is Not Earl | May 3, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    Speaking of Tekulve, gotta love this photo:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Looks like he’s wearing his sunglasses at night.

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.

  • Andy from KC | May 3, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    Re: my post #195, I realize what Phillips is wearing might be more accurately described as “goggles,” but still.

  • Blake | May 3, 2007 at 10:16 pm |

    this is a bit random but i’m watching the Rockets-Jazz game and noticed Juwan Howard and i remembered his days on the Mavericks. and then i realized he wore number 5 and a couple years after he left another Howard, Josh, joined the team and wore the same number. i thought it was a pretty odd phenomena how two players with the same last name wore the same number for the same team much less so close together. some Mavs fans got some extra mileage out of their Juwan Howard jerseys. i was wondering oif this had occurred elsewhere.

  • Mike Engle | May 3, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”80780″]this is a bit random but i’m watching the Rockets-Jazz game and noticed Juwan Howard and i remembered his days on the Mavericks. and then i realized he wore number 5 and a couple years after he left another Howard, Josh, joined the team and wore the same number. i thought it was a pretty odd phenomena how two players with the same last name wore the same number for the same team much less so close together. some Mavs fans got some extra mileage out of their Juwan Howard jerseys. i was wondering oif this had occurred elsewhere.[/quote]
    Mr. Lukas used something similar in his recent ESPN column “Number Stories”. Jiri Hrdina wore #38 for the Pittsburgh Penguins, only to be followed up by Jan Hrdina (no relation), another #38 for the Pens.

  • Brendan | May 3, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”80769″][quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.[/quote]

    He sure did with the A’s. I’m 100% positive of this, but I couldn’t find any pictures.

  • Mike Engle | May 3, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”80789″][quote comment=”80769″][quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.[/quote]

    He sure did with the A’s. I’m 100% positive of this, but I couldn’t find any pictures.[/quote]
    Greg Maddux wears glasses in the dugout. Does that count? :-)

  • Joe in Louisville | May 3, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”80399″][quote comment=”80383″]Re: Mike Gale’s uniform . . . I suppose this was a long time ago, before teams kept extra jerseys on hand (with a number nobody wears). Maybe I’m crazy, but I seem to remember a game between the Lakers and Kings toward the end of Kareem’s career where he wore #9 because his regular road jersey got lost.[/quote]

    Yeah, and Michael Jordan once wore #12 when his jersey was stolen. He actualy scored 49 points that day, a Bulls team record for someone wearing #12.

    Picture:

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

    Today on “Rome is Burning”, Jim Rome repeatedly referred to Jordan as “Forty Five” while mocking his little golf skit with Tiger. I love it when Rome does that.

  • commish | May 3, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”80791″][quote comment=”80789″][quote comment=”80769″][quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.[/quote]

    He sure did with the A’s. I’m 100% positive of this, but I couldn’t find any pictures.[/quote]
    Greg Maddux wears glasses in the dugout. Does that count? :-)[/quote]

    Nate Robertson of the Tigers wears glasses.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 3, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    I just came back from a pre-screening of Spider-man 3 and I noticed one uni-centric note: Spider-man wears spidey sturrups. Albeit without sanitaries but it’s worth noting

  • Joey Guns | May 3, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”80761″]Two things:

    1) Micah Owings of the D-backs has the top two buttons on his jersey unbuttoned, and it really does look like his jersey says “D-Baacks”. Poor, poor design on that.

    2) What’s up with the red lettering on the jersey but the black numbers? It looks very odd.[/quote]

    Did you notice how the Mets announcers ripped on the new jerseys at the start of the game?

  • Joey Guns | May 3, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”80588″][quote comment=”80587″][quote comment=”80420″]Ok. I haven’t read all the comments, but I am sure this hasn’t been asked: There are no female volunteers, correct? So I couldn’t get the cool swag, even if I wanted to?

    Joe, don’t hate me, but I still get radial and vertical arching momentarily confused until my brain unscrambles.

    chase, welcome to the board. It’s amazing how addictive it is. You will definitely stock up on useless (to your friends) information here.

    dpnation, I read your post at the end of yesterday’s comments, and bravo. Very well said. I welcome, you, too.

    Amanda, I think the accents look olive to me–a mixture of green and gold.

    Hm. Jill, tessa, Cathy, me.

    Female contingency growing loud and proud! Who am I missing? Nicole. We should start the distaff wing of the Uni-Watch Galaxy.[/quote]

    I think you missed Allison.[/quote]
    She’s the ISU one right? I knew they were missing someone.[/quote]

    I believe so. I’m not 100% sure.

  • Minna H. | May 3, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”80571″]quick question, and no offense to the females present, but since the Browns drafted Brady Quinn are we going to have to deal with another version of Grady’s Ladies? sorry, but some of them don’t know crap about sports and piss me off that they’re there to root for a player and not the team. i think that if i see one pink shirt that says brady’s ladies i’ll destroy something.[/quote]

    Dan, I hate that crap, too. All the women out there–if you see a woman wearing any gear not related to the team (especally if pink), please whap them upside the head. I wouldn’t recommend the guys doing this, obviously, but I might be moved if greeted with a player’s visage on a T-shirt, a sign saying “I heart _____”, etc. Ptui! The guy looks like a rat to me, anyway, and Quinn isn’t much better. I also don’t think Tom Brady is cute. As y’all know, I don’t really go for the boy-next-door, quarterback of the varsity football team type.

    Dan, (same Dan?), if the North Stars shirt came in black, I would buy it in a heartbeat. However, I think a white background would be more classic. Either way, it IS pricey for a T-shirt.

    Pink bats: If I ignore them, then they really don’t exist.

    stuby, I am pretty sure the stirrups B.G. meant are these. They were pretty big in the ’80s.

    Damn! How could I miss Allison? She’s on the list.

    Jaye, are you female? I’m putting you on the WUni-Watchers list as well unless I hear otherwise.

    dpnation: I wouldn’t wear one of those WNBA get-ups if you paid me. Me, I’ll wear my fitted black Uni-Watch T-shirt, black rayon slacks, and kicky black sandals. The rest of the WUni-Watchers can wear what you like.

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 11:11 pm |
  • Jaye | May 3, 2007 at 11:22 pm |

    Hey Minna,

    Yes, I’m a female who grew up loving the Braves, tolerating the Bucs and was forced to endure um… cricket, yes, cricket (caribbean roots).

  • stuby | May 3, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”80813″][quote comment=”80571″]quick question, and no offense to the females present, but since the Browns drafted Brady Quinn are we going to have to deal with another version of Grady’s Ladies? sorry, but some of them don’t know crap about sports and piss me off that they’re there to root for a player and not the team. i think that if i see one pink shirt that says brady’s ladies i’ll destroy something.[/quote]

    Dan, I hate that crap, too. All the women out there–if you see a woman wearing any gear not related to the team (especally if pink), please whap them upside the head. I wouldn’t recommend the guys doing this, obviously, but I might be moved if greeted with a player’s visage on a T-shirt, a sign saying “I heart _____”, etc. Ptui! The guy looks like a rat to me, anyway, and Quinn isn’t much better. I also don’t think Tom Brady is cute. As y’all know, I don’t really go for the boy-next-door, quarterback of the varsity football team type.

    Dan, (same Dan?), if the North Stars shirt came in black, I would buy it in a heartbeat. However, I think a white background would be more classic. Either way, it IS pricey for a T-shirt.

    Pink bats: If I ignore them, then they really don’t exist.

    stuby, I am pretty sure the stirrups B.G. meant are these. They were pretty big in the ’80s.

    Damn! How could I miss Allison? She’s on the list.

    Jaye, are you female? I’m putting you on the WUni-Watchers list as well unless I hear otherwise.

    dpnation: I wouldn’t wear one of those WNBA get-ups if you paid me. Me, I’ll wear my fitted black Uni-Watch T-shirt, black rayon slacks, and kicky black sandals. The rest of the WUni-Watchers can wear what you like.[/quote]
    Minna, trust me I know from 80’s clothes. Those kind of stirrup pants went well with the crazy big shoulder-pad sweaters.

    The way it was presented in her post, well, my mind immediately went to the kind of stirrups they have at (what my wife refers to as) the upside-down dentist’s office. I hope a further elaboration is not necessary. =)

  • junkland | May 3, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”80791″][quote comment=”80789″][quote comment=”80769″][quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.[/quote]

    He sure did with the A’s. I’m 100% positive of this, but I couldn’t find any pictures.[/quote]
    Greg Maddux wears glasses in the dugout. Does that count? :-)[/quote]

    Maddux had LASIK a few years ago, so no.

  • Sammy | May 3, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”80801″][quote comment=”80791″][quote comment=”80789″][quote comment=”80769″][quote comment=”80763″][quote comment=”80637″]Kyle Farnsworth is pitching while wearing eyeglasses today. Not sure I’ve seen that before. Anyone?[/quote]

    Aside from Rick Vaughn, I can’t think of any other current pitchers that wear glasses, but Terrence Long wore them pretty regularly. I also remember seeing lots of guys with glasses in the 70’s and 80’s.[/quote]

    If you mean the Yankees’ Terrence Long, I don’t remember him ever wearing glasses as a Royal. As far as current pitchers that wear glasses, Gustavo Chacin springs to mind, and his battery mate Jason Phillips wears them too.[/quote]

    He sure did with the A’s. I’m 100% positive of this, but I couldn’t find any pictures.[/quote]
    Greg Maddux wears glasses in the dugout. Does that count? :-)[/quote]

    Nate Robertson of the Tigers wears glasses.[/quote]

    Just barely beat me to it. A whole gallery of pics. I know Farnsworth used to be on the Tigers, and I think they were teammates for a while. Maybe a teammate-passed trend?

  • Minna H. | May 4, 2007 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”80826″]Hey Minna,

    Yes, I’m a female who grew up loving the Braves, tolerating the Bucs and was forced to endure um… cricket, yes, cricket (caribbean roots).[/quote]

    Jaye, I didn’t read your first post closely enough. You know, the one where you say you’re a mom.

    Cricket??? I saw some cricket on TV the other day, and I thought to myself, “That is one sport I’ll never get.” Then again, I thought the same thing about hockey, and I am slowly warming up to it.

    Anyway, welcome aboard, and you are on the list. I have no idea what I’m going to do with the list, but my OCD demands I keep it.

    stuby, I re-read B.G.’s post, and I think it could go either way, but what does it say about me that I didn’t even think of the option you thought of?

    The upside-down dentist’s office? Well done, mrs. stuby, well done.

  • Joey Guns | May 4, 2007 at 12:05 am |
  • dpnation | May 4, 2007 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”80571″]
    I wouldn’t wear one of those WNBA get-ups if you paid me. Me, I’ll wear my fitted black Uni-Watch T-shirt, black rayon slacks, and kicky black sandals. The rest of the WUni-Watchers can wear what you like.[/quote]

    Ditto to that! I don’t do flowers or butterflies or whatever the heck are on the sides of most of those jerseys. I’m still a chick and like skirts and hot pink but I mean really now. Truth be told I’m wearing my Ditka inspired Bears tshirt and some Carolina shorts (pretty much always unintentionally representing my fave teams). But I can clean up when necessary ;)

  • Minna H. | May 4, 2007 at 12:25 am |

    [quote comment=”80853″][quote comment=”80571″]
    I wouldn’t wear one of those WNBA get-ups if you paid me. Me, I’ll wear my fitted black Uni-Watch T-shirt, black rayon slacks, and kicky black sandals. The rest of the WUni-Watchers can wear what you like.[/quote]

    Ditto to that! I don’t do flowers or butterflies or whatever the heck are on the sides of most of those jerseys. I’m still a chick and like skirts and hot pink but I mean really now. Truth be told I’m wearing my Ditka inspired Bears tshirt and some Carolina shorts (pretty much always unintentionally representing my fave teams). But I can clean up when necessary ;)[/quote]

    The problem I have with those jerseys (besides being butt-ugly) is that someone clearly thought, “Ok, we need to feminize these unis in order to get guys to watch.” Besides the fact that this doesn’t work (this big study showed that making the women athletes sexy doesn’t draw more men to watch and really pisses off the existant female fans), it misses the whole point. Women do not need to look sexy to play sports. They should be wearing those things on a shoot or maybe to a club, but not to ball.

    The clothes should fit the situation. End of screed.

  • Minna H. | May 4, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    One more thing. Don’t know if you read it, dpnation, but a couple weeks ago, there was a discussion of what makes a woman sexy. It seems that a woman who likes sports and wears a jersey (with nothing else except, perhaps, stirrups) is considered pretty damn sexy.

  • Joey Guns | May 4, 2007 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”80754″][quote comment=”80653″]Anyone know what brand of bat this is? David Wright has used Rawlings in the past, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a Rawlings. I’ve seen a bunch of players using the above brand this year (with the cursive, M or W or whatever it is).[/quote]

    looks like mizuno to me… I’ve also heard of an either Chinese or Japanese company that some players use[/quote]

    I’m guessing its Mizuno (but it could be an Asian company). What’s interesting is, on April 27th and 21st, it looked like he was using a Rawlings bat. Here’s a clear shot of April 9th when he was also using Rawlings.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I found a pic of Beltran from April 18th. It appears he’s using the same bat. Anyone???

    http://sports.yahoo....

    (It’s late, so I’ll probably post this tomorrow morning as well)

  • Chad G | May 4, 2007 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”80869″][quote comment=”80754″][quote comment=”80653″]Anyone know what brand of bat this is? David Wright has used Rawlings in the past, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a Rawlings. I’ve seen a bunch of players using the above brand this year (with the cursive, M or W or whatever it is).[/quote]

    looks like mizuno to me… I’ve also heard of an either Chinese or Japanese company that some players use[/quote]

    I’m guessing its Mizuno (but it could be an Asian company).

    What’s interesting is, on April 27th and 21st, it looked like he was using a Rawlings bat.

    Here’s a clear shot of April 9th when he was also using Rawlings.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I found a pic of Beltran from April 18th.

    It appears he’s using the same bat.

    Anyone???

    http://sports.yahoo....

    (It’s late, so I’ll probably post this tomorrow morning as well)[/quote]

    Yeah, I noticed tonight that at least Wright, Beltran and LoDuca were using those bats. I don’t think they are Mizuno though, or at least not the normal mizuno because all the ones I’ve seen use the normal Mizuno M.

  • Joe | May 4, 2007 at 12:58 am |

    Well, the Ducks beat the Canucks tonight so we wont be seeing those awesome alternates or Luongos sweet helmet for the rest of the playoffs, im a little sad, because they inspired me to buy a Luongo Alt jersey, my first in a long time

    In other news, Golden State is kicking Dallas’ ass

  • Joey Guns | May 4, 2007 at 12:59 am |

    After further review, it’s definitely not Mizuno.

    Here’s the best pic of it that I could find, with the bat in Carlos Beltran’s hands, a few weeks ago.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Joey Guns | May 4, 2007 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”80881″]After further review, it’s definitely not Mizuno.

    Here’s the best pic of it that I could find, with the bat in Carlos Beltran’s hands, a few weeks ago.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    This appears to be it: Marucci Bats

    http://www.marucciba...

    Beltran’s picture is on their website. They’re made in Louisiana!

  • Joey Guns | May 4, 2007 at 1:10 am |

    [quote comment=”80883″][quote comment=”80881″]After further review, it’s definitely not Mizuno.

    Here’s the best pic of it that I could find, with the bat in Carlos Beltran’s hands, a few weeks ago.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    This appears to be it: Marucci Bats

    http://www.marucciba...

    Beltran’s picture is on their website.

    They’re made in Louisiana![/quote]

    David Wright and Paul LoDuca’s names are also listed on the website. Case closed.

  • Brendan | May 4, 2007 at 3:30 am |

    [quote comment=”80853″][quote comment=”80571″]
    I wouldn’t wear one of those WNBA get-ups if you paid me. Me, I’ll wear my fitted black Uni-Watch T-shirt, black rayon slacks, and kicky black sandals. The rest of the WUni-Watchers can wear what you like.[/quote]

    Ditto to that! I don’t do flowers or butterflies or whatever the heck are on the sides of most of those jerseys. I’m still a chick and like skirts and hot pink but I mean really now. Truth be told I’m wearing my Ditka inspired Bears tshirt and some Carolina shorts (pretty much always unintentionally representing my fave teams). But I can clean up when necessary ;)[/quote]

    The whole “unintentionally repping my teams” thing gets annoying, especially when their colors do not match one bit. Normally I pay little attention to what I wear, but when I see that I’ve managed to wear a teal shirt, a bright blue jacket, and an orange hat to class I kind of feel sorry for myself.

  • MSE | May 4, 2007 at 7:38 am |

    a couple points:

    whatever cool points UConn baseball gets for the stirrups are flushed by the logo creep. the swoosh on the left chest really sticks out like a sore thumb. boo.

    from the links to the (purported) new Premiership shirts, I was disappointed to see they are changing fonts for names and numbers. i like the font now (don’t know the name), i think it’s distinctive and really looks great. iirc the brewers used something similar for player names a couple years back, really looked nice on the white home jerseys. i always disliked when english teams used different fonts for their CL kit. boo again.

    and a final boo to jordan’s cream colored mock turtleneck. one thing i blame tiger for is popularizing mock Ts as golf shirts. looks hiedous.

  • MSE | May 4, 2007 at 7:41 am |

    or *hideous* even.