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Sunday Open Thread

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Reader John Borovicka bravely wore history’s ugliest MLB jersey — complete with extra-ugly inaugural season sleeve patch (note the totally bogus ™ mark) — at last night’s Uni Watch party in Chicago. The crowning touch of hideousness? Purple interior stitching. Full details on both of this weekend’s parties in the days to come.

 

91 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Ben N | May 13, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    Someone please tell me that the Mets are wearing their FUGLY blue caps today so the Brew Crew can beat the crap out of them again!!!!

  • Sameer | May 13, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”85312″]Someone please tell me that the Mets are wearing their FUGLY blue caps today so the Brew Crew can beat the crap out of them again!!!![/quote]
    Those Blue caps are awesome! what the hell are you talking about?!

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”85314″][quote comment=”85312″]Someone please tell me that the Mets are wearing their FUGLY blue caps today so the Brew Crew can beat the crap out of them again!!!![/quote]
    Those Blue caps are awesome! what the hell are you talking about?![/quote]
    He’s a Brewers fan and he wants the Mets to lose. They lose when they wear the blue caps.

  • Paul Lukas | May 13, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”85316″]That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?[/quote]

    Good eye! Some MLB jerseys — including that one — have a Velcro strip underneath the chest insignia region (since they can’t put a button in the middle of the logo). John didn’t have his jersey buttoned — he was wearing it open, casual-like — but when I grabbed my camera, he Velcro’d it shut.

  • interlockingtc | May 13, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    It all just looks like a drunken, hazy hallucination. Somebody, anybody, make it go away.

  • Matt from the 'Ville | May 13, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”85320″][quote comment=”85316″]That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?[/quote]

    Good eye! Some MLB jerseys — including that one — have a Velcro strip underneath the chest insignia region (since they can’t put a button in the middle of the logo). John didn’t have his jersey buttoned — he was wearing it open, casual-like — but when I grabbed my camera, he Velcro’d it shut.[/quote]

    John looks like he is at a press conference with the polo shirt under the jersey. John the jersey is ugly so you must have bigger ….. than I do to wear it in public.

  • The Ol Goaler | May 13, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”85332″]It all just looks like a drunken, hazy hallucination. Somebody, anybody, make it go away.[/quote]
    The good news is… they did! The bad news? They replaced it with this!

    Ah, well!

  • Eric | May 13, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    Isn’t Tampa slated to just become the Rays with some beachy yellow/blue color scheme next year or the year after?

  • Jeremy | May 13, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    I happen to think that the current Devil Rays jerseys are pretty good.

  • Paul Lukas | May 13, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”85348″]I happen to think that the current Devil Rays jerseys are pretty good.[/quote]

    I completely agree. I think a lot of the antipathy for the current design is based on the reflexive feeling that anything connected to this franchise has to suck. But I think their current home design is very good, bordering on great.

  • Erich | May 13, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    I know a while back a St. Louis get together was mentioned.. is this still goin to happen? I’d love to attend one of these…

  • Paul Lukas | May 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”85359″]I know a while back a St. Louis get together was mentioned.. is this still goin to happen? I’d love to attend one of these…[/quote]

    I’m trying to get the green light for an article that would entail some research/reporting in St. Louis. Not a done deal yet, but the signs look positive. Assuming I get the go-ahead, I’ll set up a St. Looooooie gathering based on my travel plans.

  • Andy from KC | May 13, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    No words … no words for that pic …

    But yes, I do like the Rays’ current jerseys, particularly this one. I’m not a fan of green, but I am a sucker for jerseys that have a small logo only on one side, with the number on the opposite side. (Like this, but with sleeves.)

  • Tim | May 13, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    I put all my photos from Friday’s 70’s Retro Night in San Diego on a flickr slideshow. Over 50 pictures in all (feel free to use any of them you’d like Paul).

    Some highlights. Both teams were too chicken to wear their retros during batting practice (or too cheap to have retro warm-ups created). Even the ballgirls wore retro uniforms. Horrible clashing. And finally, Mike Cameron’s doctored scoreboard picture.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s!

  • Tako | May 13, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    great slideshow Tim, love the photoshopped scoreboard pics, especially Khalil Greene’s. It looks like they took Jeff Spicoli’s hair and pasted it right on.

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”85373″]I put all my photos from Friday’s 70’s Retro Night in San Diego on a flickr slideshow. Over 50 pictures in all (feel free to use any of them you’d like Paul).

    Some highlights. Both teams were too chicken to wear their retros during batting practice (or too cheap to have retro warm-ups created). Even the ballgirls wore retro uniforms. Horrible clashing. And finally, Mike Cameron’s doctored scoreboard picture.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s![/quote]
    Spiezio looks downright spooky.

  • Erich | May 13, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    Love the 70’s scoreboard pics… Great idea from the Pads!!! Can’t wait for an STL get together!

  • Eric Bangeman | May 13, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    Paul, it was a pleasure meeting you as well as the rest of the guys who showed up last night. Thanks again for all the hard work you put into this site.

  • Andy from KC | May 13, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”85373″]I put all my photos from Friday’s 70’s Retro Night in San Diego on a flickr slideshow. Over 50 pictures in all (feel free to use any of them you’d like Paul).

    Some highlights. Both teams were too chicken to wear their retros during batting practice (or too cheap to have retro warm-ups created). Even the ballgirls wore retro uniforms. Horrible clashing. And finally, Mike Cameron’s doctored scoreboard picture.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s![/quote]

    Those scoreboard pics are hysterical! They really went all-out with that promotion. Great job with the slideshow!

  • Bill T. | May 13, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    Mets rocking the pinstripes and blue caps today.

  • Eric Bangeman | May 13, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    Crappy picture, but the best I could do. For yesterday’s Super 14 (southern hemisphere pro rugby) semifinal between the (Pretoria) Bulls and the Crusaders, the Bulls wore special jerseys. On the left side above the manufacturer’s logo is the player’s first name and initial (in this case Derick H. for Bulls fly-half Derick Hougaard). On the right side above the Bulls logo it reads:
    Semi Final
    Crusaders Super 14
    12 05 2007

    The Bulls won 27-12, setting up the first all-South African final in Super 14 history.

  • Johnny O | May 13, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    The Mets and Brewers are wearing pink ribbons over the “heart” of their jerseys today. I am assuming this will be done all of today for all teams. The Mets, Brewers, Umpires, Bat Boys are all wearing pink armbands as well today.

  • Dave | May 13, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”85373″]I put all my photos from Friday’s 70’s Retro Night in San Diego on a flickr slideshow. Over 50 pictures in all (feel free to use any of them you’d like Paul).

    Some highlights. Both teams were too chicken to wear their retros during batting practice (or too cheap to have retro warm-ups created). Even the ballgirls wore retro uniforms. Horrible clashing. And finally, Mike Cameron’s doctored scoreboard picture.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s![/quote]

    Did St. Louis wear retro unis too? Of all the photos I’ve seen of the game, none showed what the Caridnals were wearing.

  • Teebz | May 13, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I knew I should have worn my black Devil Rays jersey to the Minny event. Paul would have gotten the home and away effect. :o)

  • Tim | May 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”85411″]Did St. Louis wear retro unis too? Of all the photos I’ve seen of the game, none showed what the Caridnals were wearing.[/quote]
    Hey Dave, yes the Cardinals wore throwbacks. Because their uniform history hasn’t been as colored and varied as the Padres, their throwbacks were not as shocking as the mustard Padres uniforms.

  • Timmer | May 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    Haha, excellent D-Rays jersey. The hat is actually decent looking and a nice touch.
    Loving the Mets pinstripes today. Actually, I saw a picture of a Mets minor leaguer wearing the snow white home jersey with the black cap (here) and it didn’t look too bad. Which is surprising because i’m a big supporter of ditch the black. I think I just hate the black jerseys, the hat isn’t that bad.

  • Ryan D | May 13, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”85413″][quote comment=”85411″]Did St. Louis wear retro unis too? Of all the photos I’ve seen of the game, none showed what the Caridnals were wearing.[/quote]
    Hey Dave, yes the Cardinals wore throwbacks. Because their uniform history hasn’t been as colored and varied as the Padres, their throwbacks were not as shocking as the mustard Padres uniforms.[/quote]

    So they wore their white unis on the road?

  • Sage Confucius | May 13, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    Looks like Salty went all out for the Mother’s Day promotion. All of the trim on his chest protector and shin guards is pink. I’m guessing the initials on his shoulder extensions are his mother and grandmother as well.

  • Bud | May 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    Braves catcher is wearing pink accented gear today.

  • Bud | May 13, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    Also has the initials “A.S” on his right shoulder and “J.S.” on his left shoulder in Sharpie.

  • LouUmp | May 13, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”85316″]That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?[/quote]

    would anyone say these were uglier? (You know how hard it is to find a picture of a Pilots jersey??)

  • Andy from KC | May 13, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”85443″][quote comment=”85316″]That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?[/quote]

    would anyone say these were uglier? (You know how hard it is to find a picture of a Pilots jersey??)[/quote]

    Maybe someone would, but not me. Those are awesome, imho. And I like the road ones even better.

  • Jaye | May 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”85443″][quote comment=”85316″]That is one truly ugly jersey. Being a well-trained uni-watcher, I couldn’t help notice something funky is going with the buttons on the jersey in the photo. The front of the jersey kinda looks taped shut. What gives?[/quote]

    would anyone say these were uglier? (You know how hard it is to find a picture of a Pilots jersey??)[/quote]

    We recently moved to the Tampa Bay area from Atlanta. It was hard enough for me, a lifelong Braves fan, moving from the National to the American League. If the Rays had still been in that neon monstrosity, I don’t think I would have had the stomach to move. And yes, we’ll move again if they try to bring it back!!!

  • Bill T. | May 13, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”85312″]Someone please tell me that the Mets are wearing their FUGLY blue caps today so the Brew Crew can beat the crap out of them again!!!![/quote]

    Yes. The Mets wore their blue caps today.

    :)

  • TBDRO | May 13, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”85417″]Haha, excellent D-Rays jersey. The hat is actually decent looking and a nice touch.[/quote]

    I agree. I love this version.
    I would have picked this up if it hadn’t been a flex fit cap. I would have pulled out/off the Nike swoosh for a cleaner look.

  • Riley | May 13, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”85380″][quote comment=”85373″]I put all my photos from Friday’s 70’s Retro Night in San Diego on a flickr slideshow. Over 50 pictures in all (feel free to use any of them you’d like Paul).

    Some highlights. Both teams were too chicken to wear their retros during batting practice (or too cheap to have retro warm-ups created). Even the ballgirls wore retro uniforms. Horrible clashing. And finally, Mike Cameron’s doctored scoreboard picture.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s![/quote]
    Spiezio looks downright spooky.[/quote]

    These would have looked much better

  • Seth H | May 13, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    Mets TV commentary in the bottom of the first inning today:

    Gary Cohen: “The Mets going with a traditional look today; pinstriped jerseys with blue hats and socks.”

    Ron Darling: “A great looking uni.”

    (Please note that this is a paraphrase. I am doing it from memory.)

    Second note: Someone needs to teach Gary Cohen about parallel construction on both sides of a conjunction. I am pretty sure the Mets wear socks every day.)

  • Seth H | May 13, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    Forgot to add that the home plate umpire in the Mets/Brewers game was wearing a pink sweatband on each wrist in support of the Mother’s Day cancer promo.

  • Perry | May 13, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”85422″][quote comment=”85413″][quote comment=”85411″]Did St. Louis wear retro unis too? Of all the photos I’ve seen of the game, none showed what the Caridnals were wearing.[/quote]
    Hey Dave, yes the Cardinals wore throwbacks. Because their uniform history hasn’t been as colored and varied as the Padres, their throwbacks were not as shocking as the mustard Padres uniforms.[/quote]

    So they wore their white unis on the road?[/quote]

    They were gray. Note the white outline on the lettering.

  • Blake | May 13, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    Kenny Lofton is wearing his pink mother’s day sweat band on his ankle, over his pant leg. Rangers broadcasters Josh Lewin and Tom Grieve pointed it out and the camera zoomed in out it twice. i think it looks dumb, but Grieve said he dug it.

  • keith | May 13, 2007 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”85358″][quote comment=”85348″]I happen to think that the current Devil Rays jerseys are pretty good.[/quote]

    I completely agree. I think a lot of the antipathy for the current design is based on the reflexive feeling that anything connected to this franchise has to suck. But I think their current home design is very good, bordering on great.[/quote]

    Color me not a fan of vest jerseys. I much prefer the Rays green home alts: http://shop.mlb.com/...
    But the wordmarking on both the home and road jerseys is excellent.

  • keith | May 13, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

    Also, David Wright kept showing sock throughout the series, and looked like an old-time ballplayer stealing three bases.

  • Chuck Ryals | May 13, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    watching the LA -Cinn. game at the moment. While I like the Reds road grays, I think they would look much nicer if they ditched the white trim around the letters and went with solid red.

  • Go Cyclones! | May 13, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    Cardinals announcers just tried to call Jose Cruz Jr’s stirrups a “2 in 1″ package.

    And as I’m amount to hit ‘Say It!’ they have this conversation (paraphrased):

    ~~”Those really are stirrups!”
    ~~”Yep, you can see the day light at the ankle”
    ~~”I can’t tell you the last time I saw a Major League player wearing real stirrups”
    ~~”Must’ve gotten from his dad…”

  • =bg= | May 13, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    Couple things; that TDR jersey is absolutely a candidate for worst-ever. Remember how jarring to see Wade Boggs in it?

    ALso, and this is a real button for me-
    Vest jerseys where the number on the L is not aligned with the logo on the R. It seems the Rockies were like that for years (I think?) but now they’re even. I think the Rangers are unbalanced- but the worst was AZ, where there was no # at all. It alwaysa looked unbalanced.

  • Bill T. | May 13, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”85525″]Couple things; that TDR jersey is absolutely a candidate for worst-ever. Remember how jarring to see Wade Boggs in it?

    ALso, and this is a real button for me-
    Vest jerseys where the number on the L is not aligned with the logo on the R. It seems the Rockies were like that for years (I think?) but now they’re even. I think the Rangers are unbalanced- but the worst was AZ, where there was no # at all. It alwaysa looked unbalanced.[/quote]

    Arizona’s unbalanced, yes; but they are following the lead of the Yankees, Tigers and Cubs, who also have no number opposite their logo on their home unis.

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Arizona following the lead of another team? How odd.

  • =bg= | May 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    well, true; but I was referring to vests. those others you mentioned are full jerseys. a vest clearly marks two seperate halves; it just looks funny. (to me.)

  • Tom C. | May 13, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    trying to repost Redwings pics


    pink

  • Mike | May 13, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    I am being totally irresponsible by just saying this without checking the 50 posts behind me to see if this has already been said, and without checking the archives to see if this was done before, I think it would be cool to have one of the weekday blog posts be a more extensive analysis of the unis that are warn to the Uni Watch parties. (I am assuming someone takes pictures and there are more than 5 or 6 good items being warn?) It seems like it would be a good grab-bag that crosses the sports spectrum, and I am very interested to see what people have in their closets.

  • Mike | May 13, 2007 at 7:18 pm |

    OK, I just needed to read the last sentence today, “Full details on both of this weekend’s parties in the days to come.”

    I walk away in shame…

  • Buckeye Mike | May 13, 2007 at 7:21 pm |

    not sure of his name, but I’m watching the A’s/Indians game on FSN right now, and the A’s backup catcher was brought in during the 8th I think it was, and I’m not sure of his name, but I think he was wearing his helmet with the brim faceing front, not back. no pics now, but keep an eye open A’s fans

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”85546″]I am being totally irresponsible by just saying this without checking the 50 posts behind me to see if this has already been said, and without checking the archives to see if this was done before, I think it would be cool to have one of the weekday blog posts be a more extensive analysis of the unis that are warn to the Uni Watch parties. (I am assuming someone takes pictures and there are more than 5 or 6 good items being warn?) It seems like it would be a good grab-bag that crosses the sports spectrum, and I am very interested to see what people have in their closets.[/quote]
    OK, everyone submit a list of what’s in your closet..

  • Brian from Short Island | May 13, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    Actual new Spurs shirts!

    right here

    I’m HATING the chinese. WTF? It’s the English Premiership!

  • Stuby | May 13, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    How can the Dodgers get the uniforms so right and then screw up the batting helmets with the metallic look. It looks horrible (especially with those ridiculous cool-flo helmets.

  • Jeag | May 13, 2007 at 8:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”85558″]Actual new Spurs shirts!

    right here

    I’m HATING the chinese. WTF? It’s the English Premiership![/quote]

    oh man, i dig the white/sky blue halved shirts though. very nice.

  • Bill T. | May 13, 2007 at 8:07 pm |

    Can it be accurately be stated that the subject of today’s headline photo, John Borovicka, has a lampshade over his head?

  • Brian from Short Island | May 13, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”85575″][quote comment=”85558″]Actual new Spurs shirts!

    right here

    I’m HATING the chinese. WTF? It’s the English Premiership![/quote]
    oh man, i dig the white/sky blue halved shirts though. very nice.[/quote]
    They’ll wear those exactly once.

    Also note, every combination is same color shirt, socks and shorts (therefore no special all-white for Europe, because they’ll always be white/white) except for the halved one, which has white shorts.

  • Ric | May 13, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    Enjoy the column! Wanted to mention that you forgot to include Jaworski who played for the Dolphins his final years…

  • Ryan | May 13, 2007 at 8:24 pm |

    I think the Buccos should use those pink bats for the rest of the season.

    13-2 win over the Braves. Yowza!

  • Bill T. | May 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”85580″]Enjoy the column! Wanted to mention that you forgot to include Jaworski who played for the Dolphins his final years…[/quote]

    Nice catch, Ric.
    Or Jaws’ last year with KC.

  • Erik | May 13, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”85544″]trying to repost Redwings pics


    pink
    [/quote]

    Nice. I’m from Rochester (and currently live there too) and I never go to the games though, because the Wings always suck. But nice mothers day unis. Go Mets and their great unis!

  • Rich | May 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm |

    What town do the “Evil Rays” play in? :-p

  • Jaye | May 13, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”85599″]What town do the “Evil Rays” play in? :-p[/quote]

    They play in t. Petersburg!

  • John in Athens | May 13, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    I’m not sure if it was because of two games postponed in two days or that Mississippi State is too big to wear across a baseball jersey, the Bulldogs played the Bulldogs today in Athens.

    Unfortunately, those are the only two photos that I could find of the game with an MSU player.

    It was a well played and well dressed series, especially for the Dawgs in red and white.

    I got a home run ball hit by Jonathan Wyatt who’s mother was in attendance on Mother’s Day. When his brother traded another ball for the home run so his mom could have it, I let him know that his brother that I appreciated the way Jonathan played the gamewore his socks.

  • Tom C. | May 13, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”85595″][quote comment=”85544″]trying to repost Redwings pics


    pink
    [/quote]

    Nice. I’m from Rochester (and currently live there too) and I never go to the games though, because the Wings always suck. But nice mothers day unis. Go Mets and their great unis![/quote]

    I’m a transfer from New England, but love the AAA baseball and the $10 tix with $5 parking – better value than a day at fenway.

    The Wings are actually pretty good – playoffs last year. 2nd place now. I just wish they would be more traditional with the unis. Every game I go to their standard home unis look like alts/BP jerseys (black). I think that is standard in the IL though.

  • Brandon | May 13, 2007 at 9:38 pm |

    I kinda get tired of explaining this to people I know from out of town.. the team represents the Metro Area. same as the NFL, NHL and other teams in the area. If the teams actually played in Tampa Bay it’d be on the water. there is no such city as Tampa Bay.

  • Jaye | May 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”85613″]I kinda get tired of explaining this to people I know from out of town.. the team represents the Metro Area. same as the NFL, NHL and other teams in the area. If the teams actually played in Tampa Bay it’d be on the water. there is no such city as Tampa Bay.[/quote]

    Well, a couple years ago, a national crossword puzzle asked for the city where the Rays played. It was a 5-lettter word beginning with a T. They ran a correction a few days later saying that the Rays actaully played in St. Petersburg.

  • Tako | May 13, 2007 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”85579″][quote comment=”85575″][quote comment=”85558″]Actual new Spurs shirts!

    right here

    I’m HATING the chinese. WTF? It’s the English Premiership![/quote]
    oh man, i dig the white/sky blue halved shirts though. very nice.[/quote]
    They’ll wear those exactly once.

    Also note, every combination is same color shirt, socks and shorts (therefore no special all-white for Europe, because they’ll always be white/white) except for the halved one, which has white shorts.[/quote]

    i know it kind of doesn’t make sense, but I like the look of the Chinese characters. The fact that is puts the Mansion logo off-center is a little annoying though. Love the collars on the away and the 125 anniversary kits though!

  • Ben | May 13, 2007 at 10:22 pm |

    I may be completely mixing up games having watched 3 at the same time while dozing off but I think Pittsburgh’s centerfielder was wearing his pink wristband over his long sleeve jersey. I couldn’t locate a pic of it too confirm my memory but I thought it was really weird to wear a sweatband over clothing. Also did anybody see in today’s Parade magazine they discussed where Isiah Thomas got his wardrobe ideas from and the pic of him had a pin shaped like a puzzle. This may have been discussed at some point but does anyone remember the meaning behind that pin?

  • Ryan | May 13, 2007 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”85613″]I kinda get tired of explaining this to people I know from out of town.. the team represents the Metro Area. same as the NFL, NHL and other teams in the area. If the teams actually played in Tampa Bay it’d be on the water. there is no such city as Tampa Bay.[/quote]

    Weren’t the Devil Rays originally supposed to only represent St. Petersburg?

    I read that there were actually quite a few people in St. Petes who were angry that they ended up going with “Tampa Bay.” Is there any truth to that?

  • Jaye | May 13, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”85626″]I may be completely mixing up games having watched 3 at the same time while dozing off but I think Pittsburgh’s centerfielder was wearing his pink wristband over his long sleeve jersey. I couldn’t locate a pic of it too confirm my memory but I thought it was really weird to wear a sweatband over clothing. Also did anybody see in today’s Parade magazine they discussed where Isiah Thomas got his wardrobe ideas from and the pic of him had a pin shaped like a puzzle. This may have been discussed at some point but does anyone remember the meaning behind that pin?[/quote]

    Thomas’ pin is for the Autism Society of America

  • Jaye | May 13, 2007 at 10:43 pm |

    http://www.asaphilly...

    Sorry, I forgot the link. Is this it?

  • Mike Engle | May 13, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”85626″]I may be completely mixing up games having watched 3 at the same time while dozing off but I think Pittsburgh’s centerfielder was wearing his pink wristband over his long sleeve jersey. I couldn’t locate a pic of it too confirm my memory but I thought it was really weird to wear a sweatband over clothing. Also did anybody see in today’s Parade magazine they discussed where Isiah Thomas got his wardrobe ideas from and the pic of him had a pin shaped like a puzzle. This may have been discussed at some point but does anyone remember the meaning behind that pin?[/quote]
    That’s an autism awareness pin. Insert horrible and tasteless yet mildly amusing and perhaps appropriate joke mocking Isiah Thomas’ connection with autism here.

  • Mike Engle | May 13, 2007 at 10:50 pm |

    By the way, Mr. Borovicka, did Mr. Lukas spill a drink on your shirt for the fugliness of purple (among other things)?

  • Brandon | May 13, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    Jaye, at least they put out the correction.

    Ryan, I haven’t exactly heard that down here but I assume there are some over in that city that say that… there is a little bit of jealosy I think… I look at it like this they got the beaches so STFU! back to the Uni part… I wish they could do more on the retro/throw back front, but I have only seen them do a retro night once against the Braves.. TB was in 1975 Tampa Tarpon unis and the Braves in the Road Unis from 75(i think). I wish the Tampa Yankees could revert to the Tarpon name. I don’t think Mr. Steinbrenner would do it…

  • Jordan | May 13, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    GS’s unis are fresh.

  • Jordan | May 13, 2007 at 11:34 pm |

    Pink, but not for mother’s day.

  • Jeff | May 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”85605″]It was a well played and well dressed series, especially for the Dawgs in red and white.[/quote]

    UGA alum here… I’m sorry John, but I think those Georgia unis are the bloody pits (pun intended). If they could do away with that one detail, I’d be very satisfied (okay, just one more detail too; nix the swooshes on the ass of the pants as well).

  • Poo Holes | May 13, 2007 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”85413″][quote comment=”85411″]Did St. Louis wear retro unis too? Of all the photos I’ve seen of the game, none showed what the Caridnals were wearing.[/quote]
    Hey Dave, yes the Cardinals wore throwbacks. Because their uniform history hasn’t been as colored and varied as the Padres, their throwbacks were not as shocking as the mustard Padres uniforms.[/quote]
    Those Cardinals jerseys are bogus. First, that version of the birds-on-bat has only been in use for about the last 10 years or so. Prior to that, the birds were somewhat skinnier and less stern looking. Second, the Cards chain-stitch their logo–the one they used on Friday is clearly a patch.

  • Trev from KC | May 14, 2007 at 12:39 am |

    Not sure if anybody said this yet, but the Kansas City Wizards wore special Lamar Hunt memorial jerseys that they auctioned off after their loss to FC Dallas last night. Here’s a link to a photo. I’m a first time poster, so I hoped that worked. Also, had another quick note, I doubt you will see Mike Sweeney swing the pink bat again, on one of his first at bats today his bat ended up in the front row of seats. Poor guy didn’t have enough pine tar on the bat.
    A final note, forget Stl. Come on over to KC.

  • Hustle | May 14, 2007 at 12:54 am |

    Borovicka’s Pic and Paul’s description brought an old thought to my mind: WHAT ia with American phenomenon of wearing collared shirts under a sports jersey?!?!?!??!!??!
    My dad is from Buffalo but we are in Canada now…when I went to a Sabres game or other Jersey-friendly event, I HAD to wear a golf shirt or dress shirt underneath. As I got older i noticed that this practice only happened across the Niagara River. What gives?? Does it show “Party on the outside…but im not a grub”?

  • Minna H. | May 14, 2007 at 2:28 am |

    Wow. Just, wow. That Devil Rays’ jersey is butt-ugly.

    TD, thanks for noticing my earrings. Also, now that you mentioned your wife’s name, I feel free to repeat it. Melanie, I am glad you came to the party and that I got a chance to talk with you.

    Teebz, long drive home, eh? I still want those Tandoori chips!

    Tim, excellent photo album of the Padres’ throwbacks. I wish all the players had worn stirrups, though. It looks sloppy that a few of them went long.

    Finally, Paul, I hope you have a safe flight back to NY, and thank you so much for coming to MN. I am really glad to have met you.

  • TD | May 14, 2007 at 3:38 am |

    Just got home from alcohol-laden post-game Twins festivities, so bear with me.

    uni-related content: Guillen (DET) and Morneau (MIN) had half-pink bats. Guillen’s was pink from the handle ring up with a black or brown handle, and Morneau’s was a standard ash handle. Guillen only used his for a single at-bat before going back to an all-black bat.

    There were also two distinct different types of pink bats, a pepto darker pink and a whitish pink that usually had a black dot on the barrelhead top. The two halfsies were of the whitish-pink variety.

  • scott | May 14, 2007 at 6:42 am |

    The Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League wore pink jerseys and caps:

    http://www.c-n.com/a...

  • Randy Miller | May 14, 2007 at 8:26 am |

    Yes, there were/are St. Pete residents who believe that the team should be named after St. Pete. There is a feud between Tampa and St. Pete that at least rivals Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is amazing to me that the bridge between the communities symbolizes the divide — as opposed to a link — between the two.

  • Kyle K. | May 14, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    Speaking of horrible jerseys… I was walking through Wal-Mart over the weekend, and saw some poor kid walking around in a Damon Bailey – Indiana Pacers – replica jersey. The kid was probably to young to know any better, but that is the bottom of the Pacers’ barrel. The guy never even made the team. He was a charity pick.

  • JBorovicka | May 14, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    Many thanks to all of you who posted about my hideous Devil Rays jersey. Part of the reason I wore it was to win a bet with my wife that the jersey would ever actually leave our closet. Clearly it was the best $10 I ever spent on eBay. The cap (which I actually don’t hate, but would still not voluntarily take out of said closet) cost me another $5 at a winter clearance at a store by Wrigley. And crap received for the polo shirt is fully acknowledged and agreed with.

    Paul – Thanks for the trip into town. Good to hang with folk interested in talking about the minutia of uniforms. Hope you make it back to Chicago in the future.

  • Reed | May 14, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    Ron Darling: “A great looking uni.”

    Ron Darling does Mets’ games? You’d think the Mets could find somebody better. He was the color guy for the Nats in their first season and was dreadful. Did you know he went to Yale? He mentioned that at least once per game.