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Sunday Open Thread

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Looks like Mayweather could use 50 Cent‘s help again, don’t you think?

You know, all famous athletes should have someone else who’s famous follow them around and carry their trophies. Let’s see if Snoop Dogg will follow Omar Vizquel around with all of his gold gloves. (I know you can make better comparisons than that, so let’s see them in the comment section.)

Whether in celebration of Cinco de Mayo (suuuuuure), or for other reasons, or for a combination of both, Mayweather entered the ring wearing this interesting outfit (note that the sombrero is on backwards). To explore some of the racial undercurrents of the fight, check out this article.

Additional pics of the fight available here, here, and here.

 

112 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Rich Bruns | May 6, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    I know it said “Golden Boy” on the front of De La Hoya’s trunks but what did it say on the back? I didn’t watch the fight and really don’t care about it but I’m curious nonetheless.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 9:17 am |

    Is that a leather robe? A leather robe? Goes with the leather trunks, I guess.

  • chris | May 6, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    Once again, a De La Hoya fight doesn’t live up to the hype. Did anyone notice the look on the face of the ring-side interviewer (don’t remember his name) whenever he talked to Floyd Jr? He asked three questions and got one loooong answer. I think De La Hoya’s trunks say Altuina and Jordan, his kids. One other uni related note, did anyone notice the second undercard? Juarez looked like he was wearing Jordan Trunners. No pics right now, I’ll keep looking.

  • Madd Matt | May 6, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    no mention of the Kentucky Derby Paul??? The jockeys’ outfit or the hats?

  • Jason | May 6, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    In the Juarez/Hernandez fight, Hernandez had “Juarez” placed diagonally on the front of his shorts . At least that’s what it looked like to me. He also had light green gloves on that were really bothering me. Can’t find pics either.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Looks like each one of those belts has a little picture of De La Hoya on it.

  • Ben | May 6, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”81910″]no mention of the Kentucky Derby Paul??? The jockeys’ outfit or the hats?[/quote]
    I agree with you. I expected that to be today’s topic but, Paul, are you saving it for the long article tomorrow?

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”81917″][quote comment=”81910″]no mention of the Kentucky Derby Paul??? The jockeys’ outfit or the hats?[/quote]
    I agree with you. I expected that to be today’s topic but, Paul, are you saving it for the long article tomorrow?[/quote]
    I think Vince is doing the weekend Open Threads.

  • Adam in Chicago | May 6, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    Check out the disparity of uniforms in this pic of the Keller (VA) high school baseball team. Not a new topic, I know, but it still baffles me… also, it seems they had no bench! Just nine and a manager.

    Oh, and hey: what’s the scoop on the Chicago Uniwatch gathering? If it’s been mentioned in previous days’ comments I missed it. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

  • Luke | May 6, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    No mention of the Giants Cinco De Mayo jerseys? I was unaware San Francisco had a large Mexican population, if not, why change your jerseys for a primarily Mexican holiday?

  • Go Cyclones! | May 6, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    I think it’s because California has one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the world, so the Giants participated.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”81932″]No mention of the Giants Cinco De Mayo jerseys? I was unaware San Francisco had a large Mexican population, if not, why change your jerseys for a primarily Mexican holiday?[/quote]
    It was mentioned yesterday. And why on Earth would you think that San Francisco and the Bay Area doesn’t have a large Mexican and Latino community? Are you serious?

  • DJ | May 6, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    I’m sure there will be something said about the derby and the Gigantes jerseys, but let’s be honest, even with the derby the fight was the biggest thing in sports yesterday, and since this is only a weekend open topic, there’s really only one thing to be covered

  • Denis | May 6, 2007 at 10:55 am |
  • Bryan S | May 6, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”81901″]I know it said “Golden Boy” on the front of De La Hoya’s trunks but what did it say on the back? I didn’t watch the fight and really don’t care about it but I’m curious nonetheless.[/quote]

    I believe last night the announcers said something about how he was putting the names of his children on the back… I think?

  • casey | May 6, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    the trunks said Atiana-Jacob

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?

  • MikeyB | May 6, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    I just saw this on SI.com. Could somebody explain to me why it looks like Washington is wearing two different unis?

  • Ian | May 6, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    One of the reasons he wore the sombrero and outfit before the fight was because his trainer Roger Mayweather was called the Mexican Assassin when he boxed because he made his career beating other mexican boxers

  • Mr. Met | May 6, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    I think that Mayweather’s Cinco de Mayo getup was more a slap at Oscar’s Mexican heritage than it was a nod to the holiday…

  • Miguel | May 6, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”81908″]…One other uni related note, did anyone notice the second undercard? Juarez looked like he was wearing Jordan Trunners. No pics right now, I’ll keep looking.[/quote]

    Juarez was wearing Jordan boxing shoes.

  • mike | May 6, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”81971″]I just saw this on SI.com. Could somebody explain to me why it looks like Washington is wearing two different unis?[/quote]

    This was talked about a few days ago, the guy with the without the writing on his jersey is on the away team. He forgot his uniform and was wearing a Bullets one inside-out to differentiate from them.

  • Ryan | May 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    How bout the Jazz, breaking the road team jinx while wearing power blue??

  • Brian from Short Island | May 6, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”81969″]I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?[/quote]
    I think it helps news services from these players’ home countries (it’s even more prevalent in hockey) to more easily find the newswire photos of their native sons.

  • Leo | May 6, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?

    That’s a fairly common AP thing. When you’re laying out cutlines under a deadline, deleting those can be a real pain in the ass.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”81982″][quote comment=”81969″]I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?[/quote]
    I think it helps news services from these players’ home countries (it’s even more prevalent in hockey) to more easily find the newswire photos of their native sons.[/quote]
    After a cursory search of si.com, they don’t seem to be very consistent. Steve Nash, Ronny Turiaf, Tim Duncan – No country mentioned. Tony Parker, Nene, Dirk Nowitzki – country of origin mentioned.

    Wonder if they do that for baseball?

  • Jim McCue | May 6, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    Another jab at Mexico and De La Hoya’s “heritage” was Roger Mayweather’s “Mexico Loves Mayweather” t-shirt in the corner. The Mexican threads and reading their meanings was better than the fight itself, which was a total bore.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    I don’t care much for the Derby or the fight, but I have to say, the hats the women wear to the Derby are wild! So many hideous creations, looking much like this. There were waaaaay too many hot pink hats the few times I clicked over. It’s not a sporting event if you are more worried about what you are wearing than what is happening on the field.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”81993″]I don’t care much for the Derby or the fight, but I have to say, the hats the women wear to the Derby are wild! So many hideous creations, looking much like this. There were waaaaay too many hot pink hats the few times I clicked over. It’s not a sporting event if you are more worried about what you are wearing than what is happening on the field.[/quote]
    And then there’s figure skating. Where what you wear is as important as how you perform. Bleh!

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”81996″][quote comment=”81993″]I don’t care much for the Derby or the fight, but I have to say, the hats the women wear to the Derby are wild! So many hideous creations, looking much like this. There were waaaaay too many hot pink hats the few times I clicked over. It’s not a sporting event if you are more worried about what you are wearing than what is happening on the field.[/quote]
    And then there’s figure skating. Where what you wear is as important as how you perform. Bleh![/quote]

    Now, see, here I differ. I actually like figure skating, though I roll my eyes at all the elaborate costumes. At least the people wearing the ridiculous friviolity have skill.

  • Josh | May 6, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Paul, Did you see those Gigantes unis worn by the Giants on Saturday? What’s up with that?

  • neal s | May 6, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    Some great baseball photos showed up on Shorpy today. Not much as far as the uni content goes, but lots of fun to look at:

    one
    two

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”81998″][quote comment=”81996″][quote comment=”81993″]I don’t care much for the Derby or the fight, but I have to say, the hats the women wear to the Derby are wild! So many hideous creations, looking much like this. There were waaaaay too many hot pink hats the few times I clicked over. It’s not a sporting event if you are more worried about what you are wearing than what is happening on the field.[/quote]
    And then there’s figure skating. Where what you wear is as important as how you perform. Bleh![/quote]

    Now, see, here I differ. I actually like figure skating, though I roll my eyes at all the elaborate costumes. At least the people wearing the ridiculous friviolity have skill.[/quote]
    Yes, but I’m blinded by the frivolity.

  • JJW | May 6, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”82004″][quote comment=”81998″][quote comment=”81996″][quote comment=”81993″]I don’t care much for the Derby or the fight, but I have to say, the hats the women wear to the Derby are wild! So many hideous creations, looking much like this. There were waaaaay too many hot pink hats the few times I clicked over. It’s not a sporting event if you are more worried about what you are wearing than what is happening on the field.[/quote]
    And then there’s figure skating. Where what you wear is as important as how you perform. Bleh![/quote]

    Now, see, here I differ. I actually like figure skating, though I roll my eyes at all the elaborate costumes. At least the people wearing the ridiculous friviolity have skill.[/quote]
    Yes, but I’m blinded by the frivolity.[/quote]

    He looks like a Raider fan!

  • TechAlumni2006 | May 6, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    Everybody’s favorite Catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is a member of the catcher’s who wear their helmet forward club. Sorry, no picture, I just saw it in the top 1st when he picked off Juan Pierre

  • Robert | May 6, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”82000″]Paul, Did you see those Gigantes unis worn by the Giants on Saturday? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    They have worn them previously, as a nod to the Hispanic fans. The Rangers do something similar, calling themselves “Los Rangers” for a game.

  • Robert | May 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    The calf-high stirrup may be catching on again. Here is a photo cut from the local newspaper of the McKinney (Texas) Lions baseball team.

    http://i62.photobuck...

  • Philly Bill | May 6, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    Watching the fight in a bar full of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, you shoulda seen the reaction when Mayweather put on that sombrero for his introduction.

    Needless to say, it was a very pro-De La Hoya crowd at the ol’ tavern last night.

    Close fight, but not a good fight.

  • Patrick | May 6, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Watching Dodgers @ Braves on TBS. Andy LaRoche just came up to bat for his Major League debut. The “a” in his name is capital. When Adam played for the Braves the “a” in his name was lower case.

  • Philly Bill | May 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”82014″]The calf-high stirrup may be catching on again. Here is a photo cut from the local newspaper of the McKinney (Texas) Lions baseball team.

    http://i62.photobuck...

    Looks like the fourth kid from the right is in the process of asking the cameraman, “Hey, do I have these on backward?” It appears the answer is yes.

    Hopefully the peer pressure will kick in and the few guys with the pajama pants will go with the rest of the herd. I’m a nonconformist by nature, but it is a “uniform” after all.

  • Philly Bill | May 6, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”82020″]Watching Dodgers @ Braves on TBS. Andy LaRoche just came up to bat for his Major League debut. The “a” in his name is capital. When Adam played for the Braves the “a” in his name was lower case.[/quote]

    Adam’s nameplate lettering was also vertically arched except for his last season there. That might have something to do with it.

    OK, I’m done now.

  • Patrick | May 6, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”82022″][quote comment=”82020″]Watching Dodgers @ Braves on TBS. Andy LaRoche just came up to bat for his Major League debut. The “a” in his name is capital. When Adam played for the Braves the “a” in his name was lower case.[/quote]

    Adam’s nameplate lettering was also vertically arched except for his last season there. That might have something to do with it.

    OK, I’m done now.[/quote]

    Two different teams. Andy plays for the Dodgers.

  • TD | May 6, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    Very much accidentally tripped over the long-awaited Alabama – Tennessee softball tilt on ESPN earlier – Alabama’s catcher has a ginormous hockey jersey-sized elephant patch on her black chest protector.
    Basicall this taking up the entire front.

  • TD | May 6, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    Brady Quinn and Joe Thomas presented with Cleveland Cavalier jerseys at halftime of the Cavs/Nets game.
    Thomas should get quality minutes off the bench given the state of the Cavs frontcourt, whereas the Cavs are already good to go in the innaccurate passing department.

  • Joe | May 6, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    Watching Tennessee v Alabama DI Softball championship game on ESPN. Tennessee is wearing the same helmets GaTech was wearing except the stripe is orange, ill work on a pic.

  • Anthony Verna | May 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”81969″]I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?[/quote]

    Mutumbo’s also a naturalized American.

  • Derek G. | May 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”81987″][quote comment=”81982″][quote comment=”81969″]I was looking for a Yao Ming picture that would show what looked like one of those Home Depot back braces under his jersey. Didn’t find that, but I noticed that every picture in this series identified him as ‘Yao Ming (11), of China’.

    This one takes the cake, though. Dikembe Mutombo went to Georgetown and has been in this country for, like, 20 years.

    Seems kind of unnecessary, no?[/quote]
    I think it helps news services from these players’ home countries (it’s even more prevalent in hockey) to more easily find the newswire photos of their native sons.[/quote]
    After a cursory search of si.com, they don’t seem to be very consistent. Steve Nash, Ronny Turiaf, Tim Duncan – No country mentioned. Tony Parker, Nene, Dirk Nowitzki – country of origin mentioned.

    Wonder if they do that for baseball?[/quote]

    I think it could be because those first three players you mentioned played college basketball in the US before playing in the NBA

  • Bud | May 6, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”82030″]Very much accidentally tripped over the long-awaited Alabama – Tennessee softball tilt on ESPN earlier – Alabama’s catcher has a ginormous hockey jersey-sized elephant patch on her black chest protector.
    Basicall this taking up the entire front.[/quote]

    Tennessee is also wearing those Worth helmets that were a big thing here when Georgia Tech wore them.

  • Jeffrey | May 6, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    Speaking of the Brady Quinn video clip and helmets they also showed Quinn wearing his Riddell ‘Revolution’ helmet in his first workouts with the Browns. (That is the same large, bulbous helmet with the field hockey mask he wore at Notre Dame.)
    Wonder if Drew Stanton, late of Michigan State and now with the Detroit Lions, will continue to wear the Schutt ‘DNA’ helmet (another large, bulbous technologically advanced?!? helmet) that collasped and/or was crushed during last season?

  • Andy from KC | May 6, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”81992″]Another jab at Mexico and De La Hoya’s “heritage” was Roger Mayweather’s “Mexico Loves Mayweather” t-shirt in the corner. The Mexican threads and reading their meanings was better than the fight itself, which was a total bore.[/quote]

    On the back of those shirts it read “Mayweather Loves Mexico,” too. The cable went out in the bar I was in, so I missed everything from “let’s get ready to rumble” to the last 15 seconds of round 12, but I did distinctly see that.

  • tessa | May 6, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…

  • Frank Mercogliano | May 6, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”81980″]How bout the Jazz, breaking the road team jinx while wearing power blue??[/quote]

    That would be POWDER blue….THIS is POWER BLUE…

    Frank

  • Andy from KC | May 6, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    I did read that he did switch from #22 in case Clemens wanted to wear it when he pitches on the third Friday of every month during night games only when the temperature is between 70 and 75 degrees only in cities with an “S” in their name, or whatever the deal is.
    But I ALSO read that Cano took #24 because it’s an inversion of 42, which apparently was worn by some guy Cano was named after.

  • J. Deaton | May 6, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    Attention: Mike in Shiga…

    Shoot me an e-mail at eh6@outgun.com.

    Sorry, didn’t have anyway else to get in touch.

  • Mario | May 6, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    the whole mayweather thing looked to just show up de la hoya. he came out to a 50 cent song that has a chorus that goes,” i’ma laugh straight tot he bank with this, hahahaha.” mayweather seemed to try to tell de la hoya that he was gonna beat him and make his money and that he was better and there’s nothing you can do about. the mexico loves mayweather t-shirts were too much. and 50 had the bullet proof vest that match the colors and everything. wonder where the hell he would get one of those.

  • Matt B | May 6, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    Apropos of nothing:

    FC Barcelona famously doesn’t take jersey sponsors (the unicef promotion is charitable). But watching yesterday’s game, I couldn’t help but notice the #3 patch on the left sleeve. A little digging around shows that’s the local TV station. Local rival Espanyol also sports the patch. Thing is that the channel doesn’t even appear to carry Barca’s games, so the patch can’t be construed as self-promotion. Looks like sponsorship to me, even if it is minor.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 6, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    J. Deaton, do you mean Mark in Shiga? I don’t think there are too many other Shigans here…

  • Jordan | May 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Hey, kind of random but, I’m looking for a picture of a football player wearing mcs plated football cleats. I know it was done in the NFL this year but I can’t remember what player or team, but I am positive something was written up here about it.

    Thanks!

  • Jaye | May 6, 2007 at 5:01 pm |

    Salty, the Uni-Watch poster boy for Scrabble, got his first two major league hits today against LA,including the go-ahead single in the seventh. He also got the runner OUT at home on a throw from Francoeur, even though the ump ruled the runner SAFE at home.

  • Jeremy | May 6, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    David Wright seems to be wearing some dancing shoes today.

  • dunford | May 6, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    Clemens was wearing an old-style 5950 during the press conference. Grey bill.

  • TechAlumni2006 | May 6, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”82091″]Salty, the Uni-Watch poster boy for Scrabble, got his first two major league hits today against LA,including the go-ahead single in the seventh. He also got the runner OUT at home on a throw from Francoeur, even though the ump ruled the runner SAFE at home.[/quote]

    Damn right he was out! Go Braves!

  • Kyle O from VA | May 6, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”82049″] Wonder if Drew Stanton, late of Michigan State and now with the Detroit Lions, will continue to wear the Schutt ‘DNA’ helmet (another large, bulbous technologically advanced?!? helmet) that collasped and/or was crushed during last season? [/quote]

    Here’s Drew in Lions rookie camp , here he is at Michigan State . His MSU and Lions helmets look nearly the same to me, but I’m no expert.

  • Chad G | May 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”82118″][quote comment=”82049″] Wonder if Drew Stanton, late of Michigan State and now with the Detroit Lions, will continue to wear the Schutt ‘DNA’ helmet (another large, bulbous technologically advanced?!? helmet) that collasped and/or was crushed during last season? [/quote]

    Here’s Drew in Lions rookie camp , here he is at Michigan State . His MSU and Lions helmets look nearly the same to me, but I’m no expert.[/quote]

    That MSU pick must not be from this past season because that is not the Schutt DNA. Also the one he is wearing with the Lions looks like a standard Schutt or Riddle

  • Mike Engle | May 6, 2007 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”82083″]Hey, kind of random but, I’m looking for a picture of a football player wearing mcs plated football cleats. I know it was done in the NFL this year but I can’t remember what player or team, but I am positive something was written up here about it.

    Thanks![/quote]
    [quote comment=”82118″][quote comment=”82049″] Wonder if Drew Stanton, late of Michigan State and now with the Detroit Lions, will continue to wear the Schutt ‘DNA’ helmet (another large, bulbous technologically advanced?!? helmet) that collasped and/or was crushed during last season? [/quote]

    Here’s Drew in Lions rookie camp , here he is at Michigan State . His MSU and Lions helmets look nearly the same to me, but I’m no expert.[/quote]
    Well, an obvious difference is that one is silver and the other is green.
    All kidding aside, it’s quite common to mix and match helmets and face masks. Face masks can easily be swapped using a screwdriver. Therefore, Stanton probably requested the identical Riddell non-Revo helmet and the same model face mask, in Lions colors, of course.

  • Joey Guns | May 6, 2007 at 6:38 pm |

    Can anyone come up with other players that wear helmets with two flaps?

    Right now I’m starting my list with 3 guys:

    Bronson Arroyo
    http://cincinnati.re...

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

    Shane Victorino
    http://mlb.mlb.com/i...

  • Ethan | May 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    Sorry people, but you’ve got at least four more games of this.

    Although, hopefully, we can get this at least once.

  • Mike Engle | May 6, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”82125″]Sorry people, but you’ve got at least four more games of this.

    Although, hopefully, we can get this at least once.[/quote]
    Since when did the modern throwbacks stop having the right upper chest number? Did they take them away to make room for the Stanley Cup patch?
    Note to Buffalo management: buy the team royal cover-ups for the pants and royal lids like Vancouver does with their throwbacks. If they and the Milwaukee Brewers can spend money on “occasional” helmets, so can you.

  • Joey Guns | May 6, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    Not really uni-related, just an article (and pics) of cheerleaders at baseball games in Mexico.

    http://homerderby.co...

  • Kyle O from VA | May 6, 2007 at 7:06 pm |

    Remember the maroon jersey thing that the Houston Dynamos did to raise money for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund? Apparently they rose over $16,000 . Also, the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League played an exhibition against the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team (Kickers won 3-2) and raised over $20,000 . Don’t know about the D.C. United fundraiser though. More info here .

    Uni-related: VT usually wears solid whites with maroon lettering at home, and solid orange with no maroon on the road , which I think is silly since Clemson and UVA have been wearing orange in the ACC for a long time. (Sometimes they mix it up , but you get the idea). It’s been a while since VT wore a maroon jersey.

    So it seems kinda strange for Houston and D.C. United to wear maroon jerseys – especially since the Dynamo orange is closer to VT’s actual jerseys!

    I like Houston’s orange socks/white shorts/maroon jersey look, though, because VT always seems to stick with white/maroon and orange/white – almost never do they wear the unique maroon/orange that only a Hokie could love.

    I also noticed from the VT-Richond game that Tech is still wearing their adidas jerseys. VT athletics signed a Nike contract last fall for all sports. So either the Hokies are saving their Nike duds for the regular season or Nike needs to get on the ball!

  • Ethan | May 6, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    Since when did the modern throwbacks stop having the right upper chest number? Did they take them away to make room for the Stanley Cup patch?

    It’s an old picture from the uniform unveiling ceremony at HSBC Arena…apparently the chest numbers were an afterthought. They might have to remove them if the Sabres can get past Ottawa (a BIG if). I’m with you on the pants and lids point though, the mix-and-match look sucks.

  • Jaye | May 6, 2007 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”82124″]Can anyone come up with other players that wear helmets with two flaps?

    Right now I’m starting my list with 3 guys:

    Bronson Arroyo
    http://cincinnati.re...

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

    Shane Victorino
    http://mlb.mlb.com/i...

    Willie Harris
    (Sorry if someone mentioned him already. My search function isn’t working. He’s also an Atlanta Brave now)
    http://thephoenix.co...

  • Sebastian | May 6, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”82122″][quote comment=”82118″][quote comment=”82049″] Wonder if Drew Stanton, late of Michigan State and now with the Detroit Lions, will continue to wear the Schutt ‘DNA’ helmet (another large, bulbous technologically advanced?!? helmet) that collasped and/or was crushed during last season? [/quote]

    Here’s Drew in Lions rookie camp , here he is at Michigan State . His MSU and Lions helmets look nearly the same to me, but I’m no expert.[/quote]

    That MSU pick must not be from this past season because that is not the Schutt DNA. Also the one he is wearing with the Lions looks like a standard Schutt or Riddle[/quote]

    yeah that picture is from last year – note the msu 150 year patch on the neck of the jersey – here is one from this past year

  • Kyle O from VA | May 6, 2007 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”82133″]
    I also noticed from the VT-Richond game that Tech is still wearing their adidas jerseys. VT athletics signed a Nike contract last fall for all sports. So either the Hokies are saving their Nike duds for the regular season or Nike needs to get on the ball![/quote]

    …or Virginia Tech soccer still has it old deal with adidas, not sure. I should probably check the facts before antagonizing Nike (as much as I dislike some of the stuff Nike does).

  • Denis | May 6, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    Checkout what these Western PA recruits have to say about their upcoming recruiting trip to Oregon.
    Its about 3/4 of the way down under the players bold name Shayne Hale.
    Its pretty comical.

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

    About the double flapped baseball helmets, Paul did an article about it a while ago. You can find it in the archives.

  • nick | May 6, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    another player with a double flapped helmet:

    Shin soo choo

  • nick | May 6, 2007 at 7:37 pm |
  • Tom C. | May 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”82124″]Can anyone come up with other players that wear helmets with two flaps?

    Right now I’m starting my list with 3 guys:

    Bronson Arroyo
    http://cincinnati.re...

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

    Shane Victorino
    http://mlb.mlb.com/i...

    I thought the whole point was to find players who AREN’T switch hitters that wear double-flaps. Hudson, for example, is a switch hitter. The double flap isn’t that unusual.

  • junkland | May 6, 2007 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”82130″]Not really uni-related, just an article (and pics) of cheerleaders at baseball games in Mexico.

    http://homerderby.co...

    Ay Chihuahua!

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    tessa, you know this is why everyone not a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, right?

    stuby, ok, you realize that’s at the extreme end, right?

    How about this? Or this? Both are pretty simple.

    Let’s try this part first.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 8:47 pm |

    Ok. One more time. I was hoping the Buffaslugs would lose twice then crawl away.

    My favorite team left in the NBA playoffs for sartorial reasons: The Tim Duncans.

    Now, let’s see if this posts like this.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 8:48 pm |

    Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    Ok! Now, let’s see if I can post the link of Nash, bloodied, but unbowed.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”82175″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    tessa, you know this is why everyone not a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, right?

    stuby, ok, you realize that’s at the extreme end, right?

    How about this? Or this? Both are pretty simple.

    Let’s try this part first.[/quote]

    OK, its a little more tasteful, but still not that athletic.

    This I can deal with.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”82183″]Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.[/quote]

    Well, Ponson was pitching for the Twins today. He is not a svelte by any means. However, he still had his jersey bloused–Sidney! Blousing your jersey isn’t going to hide your gut. Quit it. No pic, for which we can all be grateful.

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”82185″]Ok! Now, let’s see if I can post the link of Nash, bloodied, but unbowed.[/quote]
    Dig the purple gloves…

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”82187″][quote comment=”82175″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    tessa, you know this is why everyone not a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, right?

    stuby, ok, you realize that’s at the extreme end, right?

    How about this? Or this? Both are pretty simple.

    Let’s try this part first.[/quote]

    OK, its a little more tasteful, but still not that athletic.

    This I can deal with.[/quote]

    Boink. There went my eyeballs on the floor. Since a good portion of ice skating is presentation, there will be much frou-frou to be found. When Debi Thomas wore pants–the whole skating world gasped in horror and ripped her a new one (not to mention she was African American). I don’t think I’ve seen a woman wear pants for competition since.

  • TD | May 6, 2007 at 9:05 pm |

    Min, if the Twins auction off unis this year I’ll be after Sidney Pontoon’s because it’ll fit me.

    Thank goodness he isn’t pitching next Sunday when I’m there – looks like Boof vs. Bonderman.

  • Joey Guns | May 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”82192″][quote comment=”82187″][quote comment=”82175″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    tessa, you know this is why everyone not a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, right?

    stuby, ok, you realize that’s at the extreme end, right?

    How about this? Or this? Both are pretty simple.

    Let’s try this part first.[/quote]

    OK, its a little more tasteful, but still not that athletic.

    This I can deal with.[/quote]

    Boink. There went my eyeballs on the floor. Since a good portion of ice skating is presentation, there will be much frou-frou to be found. When Debi Thomas wore pants–the whole skating world gasped in horror and ripped her a new one (not to mention she was African American). I don’t think I’ve seen a woman wear pants for competition since.[/quote]

    This, I cannot deal with……

    http://www.kataniye....

  • Mike Engle | May 6, 2007 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]
    Anybody remember the time when Roger wore his socks high as a tribute to El Duque for his strong performance the game before to stave off elimination? We should find a picture and then give it to Roger. Tell him that A-Rod turned around when he started wearing his pant legs at proper length.

  • junkland | May 6, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”82203″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]
    Anybody remember the time when Roger wore his socks high as a tribute to El Duque for his strong performance the game before to stave off elimination? We should find a picture and then give it to Roger. Tell him that A-Rod turned around when he started wearing his pant legs at proper length.[/quote]
    He’ll have to wear his pants high while he tunes up in the minors since all NYY minor leaguers are required to do so.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”82193″]Min, if the Twins auction off unis this year I’ll be after Sidney Pontoon’s because it’ll fit me.

    Thank goodness he isn’t pitching next Sunday when I’m there – looks like Boof vs. Bonderman.[/quote]

    TD, you’re the one flying in for the wedding. Are you going to be able to drop in on the Twin Cities’ Uni-Watch Party, Friday, 8 pm at Nye’s? Hope so. Boooooooof! That ought to be fun.

    By the way, Adam in Chicago, Paul hasn’t announced the place (or time, I believe) for the Windy City shindig–so don’t worry. You haven’t missed it.

  • Minna H. | May 6, 2007 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”82197″][quote comment=”82192″][quote comment=”82187″][quote comment=”82175″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]

    tessa, you know this is why everyone not a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, right?

    stuby, ok, you realize that’s at the extreme end, right?

    How about this? Or this? Both are pretty simple.

    Let’s try this part first.[/quote]

    OK, its a little more tasteful, but still not that athletic.

    This I can deal with.[/quote]

    Boink. There went my eyeballs on the floor. Since a good portion of ice skating is presentation, there will be much frou-frou to be found. When Debi Thomas wore pants–the whole skating world gasped in horror and ripped her a new one (not to mention she was African American). I don’t think I’ve seen a woman wear pants for competition since.[/quote]

    This, I cannot deal with……

    http://www.kataniye....

    Yes, well, that’s just Johnny being Johnny.

  • Mike Engle | May 6, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”82204″][quote comment=”82203″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]
    Anybody remember the time when Roger wore his socks high as a tribute to El Duque for his strong performance the game before to stave off elimination? We should find a picture and then give it to Roger. Tell him that A-Rod turned around when he started wearing his pant legs at proper length.[/quote]
    He’ll have to wear his pants high while he tunes up in the minors since all NYY minor leaguers are required to do so.[/quote]
    Yeah, but sometimes major leaguers on assignment get exempt from those little dress code rules. I remember hearing how Chris Carpenter got to wear his pants down while playing for the Memphis Redbirds, even though everybody else had to wear their trousers correctly.

  • junkland | May 6, 2007 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”82212″][quote comment=”82204″][quote comment=”82203″][quote comment=”82056″]Good thing Robinson Canó changed his number this year… the Rocket is BACK in pinstripes!!!

    He better take out insurance on his hamstring…[/quote]
    Anybody remember the time when Roger wore his socks high as a tribute to El Duque for his strong performance the game before to stave off elimination? We should find a picture and then give it to Roger. Tell him that A-Rod turned around when he started wearing his pant legs at proper length.[/quote]
    He’ll have to wear his pants high while he tunes up in the minors since all NYY minor leaguers are required to do so.[/quote]
    Yeah, but sometimes major leaguers on assignment get exempt from those little dress code rules. I remember hearing how Chris Carpenter got to wear his pants down while playing for the Memphis Redbirds, even though everybody else had to wear their trousers correctly.[/quote]

    Yeah, but Clemens signed a minor-league contract with a letter agreement for a $28 million salary at the Major League level. SO technically, he’s a minor leaguer, until he’s added to the 40-man roster when his contract is purchased.

  • schuby | May 6, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    This is one of the worst swings of all time, but at least Carlos is in the pinstripes and blue helmet.

    Video

  • TD | May 6, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”82205″][quote comment=”82193″]Min, if the Twins auction off unis this year I’ll be after Sidney Pontoon’s because it’ll fit me.

    Thank goodness he isn’t pitching next Sunday when I’m there – looks like Boof vs. Bonderman.[/quote]

    TD, you’re the one flying in for the wedding. Are you going to be able to drop in on the Twin Cities’ Uni-Watch Party, Friday, 8 pm at Nye’s? Hope so. Boooooooof! That ought to be fun.

    By the way, Adam in Chicago, Paul hasn’t announced the place (or time, I believe) for the Windy City shindig–so don’t worry. You haven’t missed it.[/quote]

    Yep. working on it. Friday has gotten interesting, so I’ll try to at least drop in.

  • =bg= | May 6, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”82183″]Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.[/quote]

    That, plus he looks like he’s 15. Maybe.

  • =bg= | May 6, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”81932″]No mention of the Giants Cinco De Mayo jerseys? I was unaware San Francisco had a large Mexican population, if not, why change your jerseys for a primarily Mexican holiday?[/quote]

    Uh………….what? The Bay Area has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the USA. Maybe you’ve heard of San Jose, for example.

  • grant s | May 6, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”82013″][quote comment=”82000″]Paul, Did you see those Gigantes unis worn by the Giants on Saturday? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    They have worn them previously, as a nod to the Hispanic fans. The Rangers do something similar, calling themselves “Los Rangers” for a game.[/quote]
    the brewers also do “Cervecero” night to honor the mexican population here in wisconsin

  • grant s | May 6, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”82013″][quote comment=”82000″]Paul, Did you see those Gigantes unis worn by the Giants on Saturday? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    They have worn them previously, as a nod to the Hispanic fans. The Rangers do something similar, calling themselves “Los Rangers” for a game.[/quote]
    the brewers also do “Cervecero” night to honor the mexican population here in wisconsin

  • Mike Engle | May 6, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”82231″][quote comment=”82013″][quote comment=”82000″]Paul, Did you see those Gigantes unis worn by the Giants on Saturday? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    They have worn them previously, as a nod to the Hispanic fans. The Rangers do something similar, calling themselves “Los Rangers” for a game.[/quote]
    the brewers also do “Cervecero” night to honor the mexican population here in wisconsin[/quote]
    As did the Yankees, with their interlocking insignia for Nueva York.

  • James Craven | May 6, 2007 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”82070″]“Apropos of nothing:

    “FC Barcelona famously doesn’t take jersey sponsors (the unicef promotion is charitable). But watching yesterday’s game, I couldn’t help but notice the #3 patch on the left sleeve. A little digging around shows that’s the local TV station. Local rival Espanyol also sports the patch. Thing is that the channel doesn’t even appear to carry Barca’s games, so the patch can’t be construed as self-promotion. Looks like sponsorship to me, even if it is minor.”[/quote]

    That’s the catalanian TV station.

  • Joey Guns | May 6, 2007 at 11:24 pm |

    I just saw a new Visine Three Way Relief commercial for the first time. It stars Ben Stein, again, and he has a knock off Yankees uniform on, including stirrups. No pics though…

  • Ryno | May 6, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    This is in reference to some of yesterdays comments about the the Padres “sand” colored road uni’s. Check out Florida State’s home Sunday uniforms… The color is “Vegas Gold.”
    These are from ’04

    And the new model

  • stuby | May 6, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    This is a good look. You’d think the trophy would be enough.

  • Go Cyclones! | May 7, 2007 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”82226″][quote comment=”82183″]Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.[/quote]

    That, plus he looks like he’s 15. Maybe.[/quote]

    Perhaps the Giants are in the midst of their own Rookie of the Year remake?

  • Brendan | May 7, 2007 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”82247″][quote comment=”82226″][quote comment=”82183″]Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.[/quote]

    That, plus he looks like he’s 15. Maybe.[/quote]

    Perhaps the Giants are in the midst of their own Rookie of the Year remake?[/quote]

    I don’t like him already.

  • Minna H. | May 7, 2007 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”82251″][quote comment=”82247″][quote comment=”82226″][quote comment=”82183″]Pitcher Tim Lincecum is making his ML debut for the Giants right now. Apparently, the equipment guy didn’t realize that the guy is five-ten, a buck-seventy because his uniform is huge. CC Sabathia could fit into that thing.[/quote]

    That, plus he looks like he’s 15. Maybe.[/quote]

    Perhaps the Giants are in the midst of their own Rookie of the Year remake?[/quote]

    I don’t like him already.[/quote]

    Low pants? Or are you not a Giants’ fan?

    TD, be cool if you could stop by. It’s going to be the party of the century! Ok, the week. Ok, the night. It’s Nye’s. You can’t go wrong with Nye’s.

  • Jersey | May 7, 2007 at 12:55 am |

    i don’t get the significance of all the different belts. i’m guessing different weight classes/organizations but why is one belt significantly smaller and a different shade of green even though it says WBC like all the rest? and what is the red one in the 50 cent picture?

  • Joey Guns | May 7, 2007 at 1:51 am |

    Anyone notice during Clemens press conference after the Yankees game, he had on a Yankees had with a grey brim?

  • blackarmband | May 7, 2007 at 1:55 am |

    hahahahaha….Snoop Dogg carrying Omar Vizquel’s gold gloves. lol