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Saturday Open Thread

I’m just going to say, I love the Brewers’ throwbacks. It just reminds me of Robin Yount and good baseball.

Yeah, I know a ton of other stuff was going on like the Cavs/Nets, Suns/Spurs, etc., but I really just wanted to share my love of this uniform with you.

To keep you happy though, Boise State unveiled their new uniforms yesterday (but how come the jersey in the video just says “Bronco Nation”? Is that a mock-up only?). Roger Clemens made his first start and appeared to have a large patch on his glove (looks like The Rocket 300 win patch to me, but any help?).

 

98 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Kenny | May 19, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    Freddie Sanchez looks like he removed the elastic from his pants…just one more step in the wrong direction

  • TD | May 19, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    This is cool..

    HOUSTON — When Ahman Green arrived in Houston he figured he’d have to go deep into his pockets to get his beloved No. 30 from longtime Texan Jason Simmons.

    Green was right about the switch costing him, but not in the way he expected. Simmons said he’d gladly surrender the number if Green made the down payment on a home for a single parent.

    The deal was a relief to Green, who signed as free agent with the Texans after playing in Green Bay since 2000. The running back admitted to being nervous that he wouldn’t be able to get his number.

    He readied himself for what he thought might be an awkward conversation since Simmons had worn the number for Houston since the team’s inception in 2002. But as soon as he got the question out, he knew it wouldn’t be a problem.

    “He said what he wanted to do and I said: ‘Yeah I’m all on board. That’s easy,”‘ Green said. “Tell me where to write the check to. So instead of putting the money into his pocket, he’s going to put in into somebody else’s home, house and help them get their life started.”

  • Kenny | May 19, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    Sorry but Saturdays at work are slow:

    Clemens warming with high pants

    Clemens in the 3rd inning…low pants

  • TD | May 19, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    The same article notes that that former Texans RB Domanick Davis has changed his last name to Williams, his mother’s maiden name.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 19, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    I just have to say that I don’t like Boise State’s new jerseys. The thin piping that wraps around the back is totally lame. The old Denver Bronco-style “horns” that came up to the collar contrasted well with the blue of the uniform and the Smurf Turf. Now it’s just blue all around with a bit of orange. Also, the teams that changed to the Nike style hasn’t done squat in winning championships since 2000. I can only hope it is not a sign of things to come for the Broncos.

  • ThresherK | May 19, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    The home uniform features a blue color, with orange piping. A thin orange line starts at the neck line, plunges down the torso and winds around the side, connecting at the mid-lower back.

    AKA apron strings.

    And as a kitchen-centric male who seems to receive an apron when friends and family don’t know what to get me (six so far), I don’t mean it as an anti-masculine taunt, just a sartorial insult.

  • stan | May 19, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    sigh… roger fricking clemens and his stupid patch… does he REALLY need to add a patch to every glove!?

  • junkland | May 19, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    Clemens has been using a Louisville Slugger Clemens model for at least a couple of years now. Here’s a closer look.
    http://www.ballglove...

  • Robb | May 19, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    Not Uni Centric but still pretty cool
    regarding Nascar “Paint”

  • Robb | May 19, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Theres the link

  • Gage | May 19, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”88638″]I just have to say that I don’t like Boise State’s new jerseys. The thin piping that wraps around the back is totally lame. The old Denver Bronco-style “horns” that came up to the collar contrasted well with the blue of the uniform and the Smurf Turf. Now it’s just blue all around with a bit of orange. Also, the teams that changed to the Nike style hasn’t done squat in winning championships since 2000. I can only hope it is not a sign of things to come for the Broncos.[/quote]

    I don’t like the new ones either. It goes back to what the board was talking about yesterday with the solid color uniforms. The orange balances out the solid blue of the old uniforms really well, so it’s sad that Nike’s butchered that with this new creation.

  • Jeff B | May 19, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    That pic of Clemens in the minors reminds me of this. Old man Henderson still trying to steal bases in the minors.

  • Brother B | May 19, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Here are some uniform shots from First Coast HS in Jacksonville, FL from their recent Spring Jamboree. I’m not sure what the thing is on the front of the jerseys. Could be a lightning bolt…but they are the Buccaneers. Any ideas?

    Avis Commack – WR

    Nigel Carr – LB

    Defense

  • Bob A | May 19, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”88637″]The same article notes that that former Texans RB Domanick Davis has changed his last name to Williams, his mother’s maiden name.[/quote]

    He could cahnge his name to Domanick Thorpe-Nagurski-Sayers and it wouldn’t change the fact that he is playing on a knee without cartilage.

    re: Brewers… its a great uni. But I was never a fan of the cap logo. I know it got a lot of love for being original and unique but I just thought it was lame.

  • Johnny O | May 19, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Paul,

    You just made my day putting Chris Capuano and the best alternate/throwback jersey in the game on the front page of Uni Watch today. (Too bad Boof Bonser pitched a gem last night in Brew City)

    The Crew’s Retro Friday uniform, I believe, is the best uni period in baseball today. I know I am biased, but come on… they are pretty special. The pinstripes, ball-in-glove hat/sleeve patch, 1982 Anniversary patch on the right sleeve, yellow and blue colors, simple writing on the jersey… With all that being said, that is why this is the only jersey I own, and am pretty darn proud of it.

    But what do you call it? Retro, throwback, alternate, or all of the above?

    The only jersey I own…GO CREW!

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 19, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”88651″]Here are some uniform shots from First Coast HS in Jacksonville, FL from their recent Spring Jamboree. I’m not sure what the thing is on the front of the jerseys. Could be a lightning bolt…but they are the Buccaneers. Any ideas?

    Avis Commack – WR

    Nigel Carr – LB

    Defense[/quote]

    In all honesty, I think it’s just an arbitrary design that has nothing to do with the name of the team.

  • Wes Walz | May 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”88651″]Here are some uniform shots from First Coast HS in Jacksonville, FL from their recent Spring Jamboree. I’m not sure what the thing is on the front of the jerseys. Could be a lightning bolt…but they are the Buccaneers. Any ideas?

    Avis Commack – WR

    Nigel Carr – LB

    Defense[/quote]

    I love when FB players take the belt, put tape on it to add to the overall scheme, and then have it hang halfway to their knees. Especially HS-aged players. No “my body is doing crazy things and this testosterone level is about to kill me so I’ll prove how much of a man I am” metaphors there or anything… Ahh, high school. Who doesn’t miss that stuff?
    Since I mentioned belts it reminds me of guys I went to HS with who would take the belts out of their breezers (hockey pants for the uninitiated) and wear them with jeans, shorts; whatever. There really wasn’t a point to their doing it but it was funny for some reason.

    Final thought for now (different topic): has anyone else noticed how one guy’s ear will stick out from his helmet but another’s won’t? I wonder why the CoolFlo helmets seem to be cut lower in this area; it seems odd since a batter wouldn’t be hit by a pitch on the back of his head.

  • marc | May 19, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”88661″][quote comment=”88651″]Here are some uniform shots from First Coast HS in Jacksonville, FL from their recent Spring Jamboree. I’m not sure what the thing is on the front of the jerseys. Could be a lightning bolt…but they are the Buccaneers. Any ideas?

    Avis Commack – WR

    Nigel Carr – LB

    Defense[/quote]

    I love when FB players take the belt, put tape on it to add to the overall scheme, and then have it hang halfway to their knees. Especially HS-aged players. No “my body is doing crazy things and this testosterone level is about to kill me so I’ll prove how much of a man I am” metaphors there or anything… Ahh, high school. Who doesn’t miss that stuff?
    Since I mentioned belts it reminds me of guys I went to HS with who would take the belts out of their breezers (hockey pants for the uninitiated) and wear them with jeans, shorts; whatever. There really wasn’t a point to their doing it but it was funny for some reason.

    Final thought for now (different topic): has anyone else noticed how one guy’s ear will stick out from his helmet but another’s won’t? I wonder why the CoolFlo helmets seem to be cut lower in this area; it seems odd since a batter wouldn’t be hit by a pitch on the back of his head.[/quote]

    When you turn ur back to a pitch the back of your head is exposed. Thus the extra protection.

  • Mr. Met | May 19, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    Woudln’t that “300 Wins” patch be more appropriate with a picture of Clemens sitting at his kid’s high-school game? Or showing up every 5th day and collecting a nice hefty paycheck?

  • ChrisM70 | May 19, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    I love those Brewers’ uniforms!

    My guess on the Boise State Unis is that it’s the “Fan Jersey” – notice the #12 – (like The Bronco Nation is the Twelfth Man?)

  • Johnny O | May 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    I really think the patch that Rent-a-Rocket has on his glove looks like an All-Star Patch, or a World Series Patch.

  • Kenny | May 19, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”88657″]Paul,

    You just made my day putting Chris Capuano and the best alternate/throwback jersey in the game on the front page of Uni Watch today. (Too bad Boof Bonser pitched a gem last night in Brew City)

    The Crew’s Retro Friday uniform, I believe, is the best uni period in baseball today. I know I am biased, but come on… they are pretty special. The pinstripes, ball-in-glove hat/sleeve patch, 1982 Anniversary patch on the right sleeve, yellow and blue colors, simple writing on the jersey… With all that being said, that is why this is the only jersey I own, and am pretty darn proud of it.

    But what do you call it? Retro, throwback, alternate, or all of the above?

    The only jersey I own…GO CREW![/quote]

    Give credit where credit is due…Vince posted it

    And in response to the post who said the mitt logo is lame…I highly disagree! Although I am a Cardinals fan, I think that logo is one of the best

  • Mike | May 19, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    That Brewers throwback looks great. I wonder if the Brewers will eventually go back to those uniforms full-time?

  • jay | May 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    Great photo of Freddie Sanchez pants. I’m going to use it as a jumping-off point to describe why I’m interested in uniforms.

    Part of my enjoyment of watching professional sports (primaryly MLB) is watching the players make their body make the play (ie. sliding, extension, leaping, flexability, running, etc.). I think one important part of the uniform is to help the spectator appreciate these amazing abilities of the player. A baseball uniform should move with the player and allow the player to move.

    I like high socks because they allow the spectator to see the knees and ankles in motion.

    I dislike baggy uniforms because they distort the motions of the players. However, please do not think this means I want embarrassing skin-tight uniforms.

    I dislike mono-chromatic uniforms, mainly NFL examples, because they make it hard to see ankle, knee, waist, and arm movements.

    In artistic athletic events, for example, figure skating and ball-room dancing, the athelete use the uniform or costume to exagggerate their movements. So, swishing, swirling, floating of the costume are desired effects. I do not like swirling and swishing basketball shorts.

    Now back to Freddie Sanchez’s pants, the side stripe is no where near aligned with his lower leg. The wide bottom of the pants has a swishing look. I do not want swishing and swirling in Baseball!!!! I want Baseball uniforms not Baseball costumes!!!!

  • Terry Mark | May 19, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    Nike? New uniform? Bad design? Yaaaaawwwwnn!

    It’s a fitting contrast, though, to the excellent Brewers uniform. That ball-in-glove logo is a classic.

  • Matt B | May 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Orange vs Red in Stuttgart today. Gag. Energie (the visiting orange squad) had black & gold alts. Why didn’t they wear them?

  • Jonathan S. | May 19, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    A few posts ago, you posted the logo for the Shoeless Joe team. Upon looking at it, it appears that the hands are switched on the bat. The traditional right handed batter would have a left handon bottom with the right hand on top. The logo however has the right hand on bottom and the left hand on top.

  • Marc | May 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    The reason the Boise mock up jersey has “Bronco Nation” instead of “Boise State” is because the original design is a Nike copyrighted design. That jersey was manufactured (as stated in the article) by a third party who does not own the rights to produce an exact replica. My guess is the “Bronco Nation” is just part of their own individual design.

  • The Closer | May 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm |

    A note on yesterday’s hospital band story, whenever you talk about ballplayers having kids youve got to look at Rob Mackowiak’s story from 3 years ago (hope that worked), and on a side note that happened on my prom night, I flipped out

    and on the Clemens thing… dont even get me started but maybe he should have a giant $ on the glove

  • The Closer | May 19, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

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

    couldnt get the link to work, heres the address for the mackowiak story/picture with the wristband

  • Aj | May 19, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    Paul, for the membership cards, how about the classic look of the name under the number.
    Just a thought

  • Flip | May 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Put me in the minority regarding the Brewers’ throwbacks. I always thought the mitt logo was goofy looking. It looked worse on the blue and gold cap. I was happy with the 1994 redesign that incorporated Braves-like piping, but the 2000 (and current) design was especially elegant.

  • furrymunsters | May 19, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    There was a picture in the New York Daily News or New York Post last week that shows the patch on the back of Roger Clemens glove and the patch says RocketMan with a likeness of Clemens on it

  • D. Whytte | May 19, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    P’burgers in red again. This pic gets the front and back together.

  • D. Whytte | May 19, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    It ate the link.

  • D. Whytte | May 19, 2007 at 1:32 pm |
  • Joey Guns | May 19, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”88644″]Clemens has been using a Louisville Slugger Clemens model for at least a couple of years now. Here’s a closer look.
    http://www.ballglove...

    Paul, the patch says Rocket Man. There was a pretty closeup pic of it in the NY Daily News a few days ago.

  • Joey Guns | May 19, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”88685″]A few posts ago, you posted the logo for the Shoeless Joe team. Upon looking at it, it appears that the hands are switched on the bat. The traditional right handed batter would have a left handon bottom with the right hand on top. The logo however has the right hand on bottom and the left hand on top.[/quote]

    Shoeless Joe was a lefty. That’s his follow through.

  • Joey Guns | May 19, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”88709″][quote comment=”88685″]A few posts ago, you posted the logo for the Shoeless Joe team. Upon looking at it, it appears that the hands are switched on the bat. The traditional right handed batter would have a left handon bottom with the right hand on top. The logo however has the right hand on bottom and the left hand on top.[/quote]

    Shoeless Joe was a lefty.

    That’s his follow through.[/quote]

    http://www.gazette.u...

    People posted various pictures of him, where you could see the hands (while they look slightly odd) are, in fact, correct.

  • Scott Springer | May 19, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    Here’s the Clemens “Rocket Man” patch in question.

  • Scott Springer | May 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm |
  • Johnny O | May 19, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”88670″][quote comment=”88657″]Paul,

    You just made my day putting Chris Capuano and the best alternate/throwback jersey in the game on the front page of Uni Watch today. (Too bad Boof Bonser pitched a gem last night in Brew City)

    The Crew’s Retro Friday uniform, I believe, is the best uni period in baseball today. I know I am biased, but come on… they are pretty special. The pinstripes, ball-in-glove hat/sleeve patch, 1982 Anniversary patch on the right sleeve, yellow and blue colors, simple writing on the jersey… With all that being said, that is why this is the only jersey I own, and am pretty darn proud of it.

    But what do you call it? Retro, throwback, alternate, or all of the above?

    The only jersey I own…GO CREW![/quote]

    Give credit where credit is due…Vince posted it

    And in response to the post who said the mitt logo is lame…I highly disagree! Although I am a Cardinals fan, I think that logo is one of the best[/quote]
    You are right.. my bad. Thanks Vince, great observation. I do have to say the Tribe and Reds have great uni’s as well.

    I don’t think the Crew would go full-time with the retro look. It is about time they brought it back for retro home nights, but to go full time with it might be overkill.

  • Tysen | May 19, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    did you guys catch that Roger also switched cleats from warm ups to game time. In the warmup pic, he was wearing black Adidas w/ white stripes and in the pic at the top, he is wearing black Adidas w/ red stripes (maybe his Astros cleats?)

  • Corey Higgins | May 19, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    Looks like Roger “Paycheck” Clemens hasn’t gone shoe shopping yet…seems like he has shoes from last season on w/ the red on em.

  • Brian E. | May 19, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    Interesting photo of Marlin Jackson’s football pants.. or should I say, biker shorts?

    Don’t know how long it will be up on ESPN’s NFL page, but check it out.

  • Bill T. | May 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”88716″]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/sgoalie19/rocket.jpg[/quote]

    Talk about being full of yourself…

    The bulked-up characturization of Clemens makes Barry Bonds look gaunt.

  • Dustin | May 19, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    I noticed that the Buffalo Sabres are wearing their alternates today; very freaking sweet. But can anyone remember the chest number on that style when they wore them in the 90’s?

    Do you think this is to keep consistent “weight” in the chest area with their current style — I know hockey players are usually quite fussy about weight of the logos and such.

  • Brian Erni | May 19, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    That Brewers throwback looks great. I wonder if the Brewers will eventually go back to those uniforms full-time?

    they really should. these threads are gorgeous. and the mb glove and ball logo is one of the best and most creative in the history of the game. milwaukee should ditch those late 90’s cop out unis. i mean, navy blue? for the brew crew? yuck.

  • Dustin | May 19, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”88657″]Paul,

    You just made my day putting Chris Capuano and the best alternate/throwback jersey in the game on the front page of Uni Watch today. (Too bad Boof Bonser pitched a gem last night in Brew City)

    The Crew’s Retro Friday uniform, I believe, is the best uni period in baseball today. I know I am biased, but come on… they are pretty special. The pinstripes, ball-in-glove hat/sleeve patch, 1982 Anniversary patch on the right sleeve, yellow and blue colors, simple writing on the jersey… With all that being said, that is why this is the only jersey I own, and am pretty darn proud of it.

    But what do you call it? Retro, throwback, alternate, or all of the above?

    The only jersey I own…GO CREW![/quote]

    The best part about this logo is that it was just a freelance job done by a college student for a contest. I’m glad that they went that route then because most teams wouldn’t even bat an eye toward any fan submission.

  • MGreen | May 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    Best quote on SportsCenter this morning came during the top ten plays:

    “The Pirates decided to play in their hunting vests last night.”

  • =bg= | May 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    I’m so sick of Clemens. Every year..’will he or won’t he.’ GO AWAY. (unless you want to pitch for the Giants…)

  • bud | May 19, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”88731″]Best quote on SportsCenter this morning came during the top ten plays:

    “The Pirates decided to play in their hunting vests last night.”[/quote]

    lol

  • Bryan S | May 19, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”88727″]That Brewers throwback looks great. I wonder if the Brewers will eventually go back to those uniforms full-time? [/quote]

    The thing about the Brewers throwback/alternate jerseys, and for all throwback/alt. jerseys in general, is that because they are worn infrequently, it makes it more special when they finally get in the game.

    My favorite football jersey is the Chargers powder blues/ white helmet, and I’m pumped that next season they are basically switching back to them (w/ minor modifications), but I’m worried that they will lose some of their ‘kick’ if they get worn every week.

  • BurghFan | May 19, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    My favorite football jersey is the Chargers powder blues/ white helmet, and I’m pumped that next season they are basically switching back to them (w/ minor modifications), but I’m worried that they will lose some of their ‘kick’ if they get worn every week.

    The regular home jersey will still be navy, and the powder blue alternates will have trim like the regular jerseys, rather than the throwback look.

  • schuby | May 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”88737″][quote comment=”88727″]That Brewers throwback looks great. I wonder if the Brewers will eventually go back to those uniforms full-time? [/quote]

    The thing about the Brewers throwback/alternate jerseys, and for all throwback/alt. jerseys in general, is that because they are worn infrequently, it makes it more special when they finally get in the game.

    My favorite football jersey is the Chargers powder blues/ white helmet, and I’m pumped that next season they are basically switching back to them (w/ minor modifications), but I’m worried that they will lose some of their ‘kick’ if they get worn every week.[/quote]

    That’s right. A lot of people love most of the throwbacks teams wear. But they can lose their specialness if worn all the time. You will love it at first, but then it’ll be overvill halfway through the season. But I wouldn’t mind wearing them 2 or 3 times a week.

  • Timmer | May 19, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    David Wright is going orange undershirted again today, a rare occurance for a Met.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 19, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”88723″]Interesting photo of Marlin Jackson’s football pants.. or should I say, biker shorts?

    Don’t know how long it will be up on ESPN’s NFL page, but check it out.[/quote]

    That’s not Marlin Jackson with the biker shorts, that’s Kelvin Hayden (26).

  • Brian E. | May 19, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    My bad. Kelvin Hayden.

    Still, those biker shorts are nice, regardless.

  • Brandon Grimm | May 19, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”88651″]Here are some uniform shots from First Coast HS in Jacksonville, FL from their recent Spring Jamboree. I’m not sure what the thing is on the front of the jerseys. Could be a lightning bolt…but they are the Buccaneers. Any ideas?

    Avis Commack – WR

    Nigel Carr – LB

    Defense[/quote]

    This is the same uni template that the AFL’s Georgia Force uses. It looks even more stupid when you consider a “professional” team is wearing it

    http://www.georgiafo...

  • Pat(Chicago) | May 19, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    The Brewers throwbacks are a thing of beauty. I only wish that they would wear the road caps.
    http://www.distantre...

  • eric | May 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm |

    The patch on Rocket’s glove is not the 300 win patch. You can see there is two bat like objects sticking out of the one on the picture. On the 300 win patch, there is not bat like objects, it is just a circle.

  • Brian Erni | May 19, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    David Wright is going orange undershirted again today, a rare occurance for a Met.

    interesting because orange is NOT an official undershirt color for the mets. the mets were more relaxed about this in the late 90’s early 2000. john franco wore his late father’s orange nyc department of sanitation shirt in honor him and piazza and others wore orange undershirts a few times, but since omar minaya became general manager, it seems the team has gotten stricter about this, as only blue and black undershirts have really been prominent. so, long story short, it is surprising to see wright with an orange undershirt today.

  • WFY | May 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    Nats stAAArter Mike Bacsik is wearing stirrups. I like him already.

  • Jason | May 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”88672″]Great photo of Freddie Sanchez pants. I’m going to use it as a jumping-off point to describe why I’m interested in uniforms.

    Part of my enjoyment of watching professional sports (primaryly MLB) is watching the players make their body make the play (ie. sliding, extension, leaping, flexability, running, etc.). I think one important part of the uniform is to help the spectator appreciate these amazing abilities of the player. A baseball uniform should move with the player and allow the player to move.

    I like high socks because they allow the spectator to see the knees and ankles in motion.

    I dislike baggy uniforms because they distort the motions of the players. However, please do not think this means I want embarrassing skin-tight uniforms.

    I dislike mono-chromatic uniforms, mainly NFL examples, because they make it hard to see ankle, knee, waist, and arm movements.

    In artistic athletic events, for example, figure skating and ball-room dancing, the athelete use the uniform or costume to exagggerate their movements. So, swishing, swirling, floating of the costume are desired effects. I do not like swirling and swishing basketball shorts.

    Now back to Freddie Sanchez’s pants, the side stripe is no where near aligned with his lower leg. The wide bottom of the pants has a swishing look.

    I do not want swishing and swirling in Baseball!!!! I want Baseball uniforms not Baseball costumes!!!![/quote]

    I thought it was “MLB”, not “JBL” (Jay’s Baseball League).

  • C.N. | May 19, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”88792″]David Wright is going orange undershirted again today, a rare occurance for a Met.

    interesting because orange is NOT an official undershirt color for the mets. the mets were more relaxed about this in the late 90’s early 2000. john franco wore his late father’s orange nyc department of sanitation shirt in honor him and piazza and others wore orange undershirts a few times, but since omar minaya became general manager, it seems the team has gotten stricter about this, as only blue and black undershirts have really been prominent. so, long story short, it is surprising to see wright with an orange undershirt today.[/quote]

    It’s not Minaya’s call, it’s MLB that doesn’t allow the undershirts. Remember the article from Todd Jones posted on here a couple of weeks ago?

  • Teebz | May 19, 2007 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”88725″]I noticed that the Buffalo Sabres are wearing their alternates today; very freaking sweet. But can anyone remember the chest number on that style when they wore them in the 90’s?[/quote]

    They did not wear them like that. They wear the numbers up there this season because there was a thought of the jersey number moving to the front of the jersey in the new Rbk Edge system. Since they are not keeping the alternate jerseys next season, it’s just an addition to another Buffalo jersey they won’t be keeping.

    [quote comment=”88725″]Do you think this is to keep consistent “weight” in the chest area with their current style — I know hockey players are usually quite fussy about weight of the logos and such.[/quote]

    No, not at all. If that’s the case, why wear it on the shoulder?

  • JayD | May 19, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    The Rocket is an Adidas sponsered athlete. Couple years ago in Seattle’s Adidas town, my cousin and I just missed Clemens go on a mini shopping spree. The cashier said he has a Credit card type account with Adidas that allows him to pick up their merch at no cost wherever there is an Adidas official store. He was with Houston at the time during interleague play. Don’t know if there is such a store in H-Town?

  • Johnny O | May 19, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    Did I miss something today?? Why are the Brewers and Twins wearing Air Force, USMC, Army, Navy hats in tonight’s ballgame?

  • Hugh G | May 19, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”88832″]Did I miss something today?? Why are the Brewers and Twins wearing Air Force, USMC, Army, Navy hats in tonight’s ballgame?[/quote]

    It’s Armed Forces Day today.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 19, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    In the Marlins vs. Devil Rays game, Jae Seo had an MLB Authentic sticker on the underbrim of his cap. Nobody else playing had this.

  • Natron | May 19, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    Anybody watching ESPN2 at all? Being from Minnesota, I usually think purple gets kind of a bad rap, but holy shit (pardon my french, but I’m flabbergasted).

    Also, Ron Gardenhire has been wearing a windbreaker that still has the pink ribbon on it for the last few days. I haven’t been able to dig up a pic. He’s wearing it again tonight.

  • patrick | May 19, 2007 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”88646″]Not Uni Centric but still pretty cool
    regarding Nascar “Paint”[/quote]
    .

    First, I have to say I’m not a NASCAR fan. That being said, I just sort of assumed that ALL the cars were “wrapped” it just seems so inefficient to paint the car, fully knowing its going to be dinged knicked and or destroyed. Interesting to know that some of the cars actually are painted.

  • Jack H. | May 19, 2007 at 9:51 pm |

    I’m watching the Tigers-Cards game and I noticed that Fernando Rodney has a bunch of shit on his hat. I can’t make out what it is but it looks like he sweat through his cap. Excpet not. Because it’s visibly white. It’s really weird looking and I can’t figure out what it is. If I find a pic (or if anyone else does) I’ll try and post it.

  • patrick | May 19, 2007 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”88792″]David Wright is going orange undershirted again today, a rare occurance for a Met.

    interesting because orange is NOT an official undershirt color for the mets. the mets were more relaxed about this in the late 90’s early 2000. john franco wore his late father’s orange nyc department of sanitation shirt in honor him and piazza and others wore orange undershirts a few times, but since omar minaya became general manager, it seems the team has gotten stricter about this, as only blue and black undershirts have really been prominent. so, long story short, it is surprising to see wright with an orange undershirt today.[/quote]

    On a similar note, I noticed that the mets have two different sets of undershirts. ONe has a Blue MLB logo, the other has an Orange one. Delgado was wearing the one w/blue and Easley was wearing one with orange….. Easley’s was a mock tutrtleneck so that might have had something to do with it.

  • patrick | May 19, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”88856″]I’m watching the Tigers-Cards game and I noticed that Fernando Rodney has a bunch of shit on his hat. I can’t make out what it is but it looks like he sweat through his cap. Excpet not. Because it’s visibly white. It’s really weird looking and I can’t figure out what it is. If I find a pic (or if anyone else does) I’ll try and post it.[/quote]

    its sweat… dried salt turns white on materials…. just drop a hat in the ocena and find out.

  • TD | May 19, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    Just noticed that the armed forces hats in the Twins Brewers game had the team logos stitched on the right side.

  • Mike from Queens | May 19, 2007 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”88683″]Orange vs Red in Stuttgart today. Gag. Energie (the visiting orange squad) had black & gold alts. Why didn’t they wear them?[/quote]

    This is gross. I can see colored vs. colored when it’s blue-red, green-yellow, or something like that. Why don’t we just do Navy vs. black and fuck everyone up?

  • Kyle | May 19, 2007 at 11:06 pm |

    This Cubs wordmark has both radial and vertical arching. Is there any other wordmarks like this?

  • Kyle | May 19, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    I mean are there any other wordmarks like this?

  • Minna H. | May 19, 2007 at 11:21 pm |

    During the Cubs vs. White Sox game, a catcher for the White Sox, Toby Hall, was miked up. He was asking his pitchers why they are called the White Sox when they wear black socks. Then he asked if the Red Sox wore red socks. That led to Joe Girardi saying he was wearing black socks.

    Guess they don’t have much else to do while watching the game.

  • Mr. Met | May 19, 2007 at 11:32 pm |

    Do the Yankees have the Majestic logo on their left sleeve? They have that black armband (in memory of Cory Lidle) on their left sleeve so you can’t see it if they have it.

  • =bg= | May 20, 2007 at 1:07 am |

    No Majestic on the NYY. I believe they pay MLB NOT to have it on there.

  • =bg= | May 20, 2007 at 1:10 am |

    Speaking of the NYY, Paul, maybe you have heard of this. I would swear that at one time..the NYY were considering changing their road uniforms, to a gray version of the home. Right- they wear the regular white pinstripes at home, then a gray version of same on the road. Did you ever hear of such a thing?

  • Eric B | May 20, 2007 at 1:11 am |

    http://graphics.fans...

    i flipped past one of the ESPNs while they’re showing college softball and noticed that UCLA wears white stirrups over white sanitaries. the stirrups look like they have a bit of outline piping on them but that could just be a shadow. i don’t know that i’ve ever seen a monochromatic stirrup/sani combo before.

  • Buckeye Mike | May 20, 2007 at 1:29 am |

    [quote comment=”88900″]No Majestic on the NYY. I believe they pay MLB NOT to have it on there.[/quote]

    it’s not there b/c the Yankme’s have a deal with Adidas not Majestic. That’s why everything around the hole in the Bronx has 3 stripes.

  • Mike from Queens | May 20, 2007 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”88901″]Speaking of the NYY, Paul, maybe you have heard of this. I would swear that at one time..the NYY were considering changing their road uniforms, to a gray version of the home. Right- they wear the regular white pinstripes at home, then a gray version of same on the road. Did you ever hear of such a thing?[/quote]

    I’ve heard of this, probably from Paul at some time or another. I don’t know if it was ever considered, much less “seriously” considered, but it would be an awful idea. The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”

  • BP | May 20, 2007 at 1:46 am |

    [quote comment=”88902″]http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/ucla/graphics/06-softbl-teamday-500.jpg

    i flipped past one of the ESPNs while they’re showing college softball and noticed that UCLA wears white stirrups over white sanitaries. the stirrups look like they have a bit of outline piping on them but that could just be a shadow. i don’t know that i’ve ever seen a monochromatic stirrup/sani combo before.[/quote]

    I’m so jealous of all the schools with any kind of stirrups…my school only has these, complete with logo-creeped socks. And we don’t have a varsity baseball team, so this is it as far as chances for stirrups go up here. At least we have a classic hockey jersey. I can be proud of that.

  • Mr. Met | May 20, 2007 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=”88911″]I’ve heard of this, probably from Paul at some time or another. I don’t know if it was ever considered, much less “seriously” considered, but it would be an awful idea. The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”[/quote]

    Well, the current road greys have only been in use since 1973, right? A change to the road unis would be less of an issue than a change to the iconic pinstripes which they have used since 1936, in my opinion.

  • Mr. Met | May 20, 2007 at 2:20 am |

    [quote comment=”88911″]The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”[/quote]

    Haven’t the Yankees already gone to the dark side? Signing Sheffield, taking the steroids clause out of Giambi’s contract, bending over for Roger Clemens……?

  • Brian | May 20, 2007 at 2:41 am |

    The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”

    Haven’t the Yankees already gone to the dark side? Signing Sheffield, taking the steroids clause out of Giambi’s contract, bending over for Roger Clemens……?

    If the Yankees would ditch the silly stripes at the end of the sleeves, and the white outlining on the lettering and numbers, their road uniforms would be perfect!

  • Mark in Shiga | May 20, 2007 at 8:02 am |

    [quote comment=”88917″][quote comment=”88911″]I’ve heard of this, probably from Paul at some time or another. I don’t know if it was ever considered, much less “seriously” considered, but it would be an awful idea. The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”[/quote]

    Well, the current road greys have only been in use since 1973, right? A change to the road unis would be less of an issue than a change to the iconic pinstripes which they have used since 1936, in my opinion.[/quote]

    Actually, I think around the same time that the double-knits were introduced, the Yankees changed the number font on their jerseys, making it thicker and bulkier. Look at Mickey Mantle’s #7 and then look at a current 7; the new one has a hook on the top and a base on the bottom. The Angels also used this font for a while in the 1990s.

    For years the Yankees had their uniforms made by Wilson while the rest of the league used Rawlings or Russell; I suspect that they still use someone other than Majestic. When Majestic started making the jerseys, they started placing the numbers (for teams without names on jerseys) seven inches below the collar as opposed to the usual five or six, but if you look at the Yankees, their numbers are placed perfectly just as they always have been.

  • Jaye | May 20, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    I do not want swishing and swirling in Baseball!!!! I want Baseball uniforms not Baseball costumes!!!![/quote]

    More beautiful words were never spoken. You should write greeting cards.

  • Paul Lukas | May 20, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”88911″][quote comment=”88901″]Speaking of the NYY, Paul, maybe you have heard of this. I would swear that at one time..the NYY were considering changing their road uniforms, to a gray version of the home. Right- they wear the regular white pinstripes at home, then a gray version of same on the road. Did you ever hear of such a thing?[/quote]

    I’ve heard of this, probably from Paul at some time or another. I don’t know if it was ever considered, much less “seriously” considered, but it would be an awful idea. The day the Yankees change their unis is the day they have officially gone to the “dark side.”[/quote]

    That rumor was just an April Fool’s Day stunt.

  • Dustin | May 21, 2007 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”88820″]They did not wear them like that. They wear the numbers up there this season because there was a thought of the jersey number moving to the front of the jersey in the new Rbk Edge system. Since they are not keeping the alternate jerseys next season, it’s just an addition to another Buffalo jersey they won’t be keeping.

    No, not at all. If that’s the case, why wear it on the shoulder?[/quote]

    Thanks for the info about the Sabres — the only reason why I wondered about the shoulder number is because my alma mater’s players had issues with logo weight/size on the chest.

  • Dustin | May 21, 2007 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”88910″][quote comment=”88900″]No Majestic on the NYY. I believe they pay MLB NOT to have it on there.[/quote]

    it’s not there b/c the Yankme’s have a deal with Adidas not Majestic. That’s why everything around the hole in the Bronx has 3 stripes.[/quote]

    True, and Major League Baseball has this “small” issue with logos on the uniform. It’s surprising that they even allow the Majestic logo on the shirts, when they won’t even allow the New Era logo on the caps. Where’s the consistency on the rule?

  • Matt | May 21, 2007 at 3:13 am |

    Here’s some throwbacks that need to come back for a game or two…

    (I don’t think these have ever been done)

    Mid-’80s Pirates (I just love the pillbox caps and the yellow helmets)

    ’80s Orioles

    ’80s Blue Jays

    ’75 Indians

    ’80s Mariners

    ’80s-’90s Giants (football)

    pre-Dungy Buccaneers

    pre-2000 Seahawks

    And I absolutely can’t wait for the Steelers to wear their throwbacks this September…again, yellow helmets…

  • John Zajac | May 21, 2007 at 7:43 am |

    [quote comment=”89496″][quote comment=”88910″][quote comment=”88900″]No Majestic on the NYY. I believe they pay MLB NOT to have it on there.[/quote]

    it’s not there b/c the Yankme’s have a deal with Adidas not Majestic. That’s why everything around the hole in the Bronx has 3 stripes.[/quote]

    True, and Major League Baseball has this “small” issue with logos on the uniform. It’s surprising that they even allow the Majestic logo on the shirts, when they won’t even allow the New Era logo on the caps. Where’s the consistency on the rule?[/quote]

    The Yankees do have a deal with Adidas, but the game jerseys are only made by majestic. They do have a deal with majestic not to have the logo anywhere on the jersey (other than the tag on the bottom of the jersey) because it looks more professional and more like a baseball jersey of the past, keeping with the traditional look of their uniforms.

  • HBeezy | June 3, 2007 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”88770″]The Brewers throwbacks are a thing of beauty. I only wish that they would wear the road caps.
    http://www.distantre...

    Hell. Yes. More exciting than the fact they’d be wearing those utra-retro-looking caps, they’d be wearing throwbacks on the road! On out-of-town Fridays I suppose. Awesome.. would never happen though, eh?