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Uni Watch Grab Bag

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Coupla things I’ve been meaning to get to, all of them slightly bigger than typical Ticker fare but not quite weighty enough to merit full-scale blog entries of their own. So without further ado…

  • The most interesting thing about NFL spring minicamps (actually the only interesting thing, at least from my perspective) is the widely disparate protocols that the various teams have for their helmets this time of year. Some teams just have their regular, full-decal look, others leave the helmets blank (or blank except for the center stripe). Then there are the teams that identify the rookies via strips of tape, which can be typeset on a regular helmet, typeset on a blank helmet, handwritten on a regular helmet, or handwritten on a blank helmet.
  • And then there are the Browns.

  • Got a great tip recently from Joel Brigham (who does some writing for these guys), who pointed me toward this site, where you can digitally design your own basketball uniforms. Start by choosing one of the stock templates on the right, then custom-colorize it using the options on the left. “I spent HOURS messing with it the other day,” he writes, and it’s easy to see why once you start using the site. I like some of Joel’s designs better than others, but it’s a nifty tool either way. Have fun, and don’t blame me (well, not more than you already do) if you get nothing else done today.
  • • We all know that the A’s have been wearing white shoes for over 40 years now. So when Michael Turner recently wrote to ask if I had any photos of the A’s wearing green shoes in the early ’80s, I said, “Nope,” and privately wondered what the hell he could have been thinking about.

    Shows what I know. Turns out there are quite a few shots of the A’s wearing dark shoes on the road in 1982, although it’s tough to say if they include green — maybe (here’s another potential candidate), maybe not.

    Interestingly, Dressed to the Nines (which I obviously should have consulted before so blithely dismissing Turner’s query) shows the A’s wearing green footwear on the road in 1983, and what appears to be black cleats in ’81. But for 1982 — the year in which all those photos were taken — they’re listed as only wearing white. (And yes, almost all those photos were of Rickey Henderson, but I also found dark-shod pics of other players, so it wasn’t just a Rickey thing.)

  • When the Padres recently wore their early-’70s throwbacks, which were made by Majestic, you may recall that the pants featured real belts instead of the period-appropriate elastic waistband. That prompted the following note from one of Majestic’s competitors, who prefers to remain anonymous:
  • We actually bid that job. We had a gold fabric that was a little less brassy than the one Majestic used. The problem is that Majestic gives each team such a large marketing credit that most clubs want to get all of their uniforms as near as free as possible. It’s very frustrating for us, because we really feel like we are being “played” by clubs a lot of the time, but Majestic hands over the big money to squash guys like us. Ninety percent of the time, these [throwback] projects are being handled by the [team’s] marketing department, and they generally lack the experience to execute a uniform’s details flawlessly.

  • A few days ago I asked about the origins of “Clemson cut” pants, which brought this response from DJ Gordon:
  • My father, Doug Gordon, was the head equipment manager at Clemson University from around ’83 to ’94. The “Clemson cut” pant was originally made by a clothing company called Powers. The rep from Powers would come help my father fit the entire baseball team with their pants. The Clemson cut is called so because Clemson was one of the first schools to fit players by their waist, calf, thigh, and inseam sizes. They were custom-fit for each player to fit their legs. Most players got three pairs each, due to the fact that they always wear the white-styled pant. The web site you have shown [in the link above] is odd to my father, because the Clemson cut pants never had stirrups in them. I myself am an equipment manager at the University of South Carolina, so I just happen to have an interest in the whole uniform genre.

    Gotta love that — the family that equipment-manages together, uh, what rhymes with that? Too bad about the whole calf/inseam thing, though — this may have been ground zero for the ruination of baseball hosiery.

    Uni Watch News Ticker: Very telling fold of the fabric here (as spotted by David Fleming). … “I went to my brother-in-law’s senior art show at Washington University in St. Louis this past weekend,” writes Dan Brown. “While I was there, I saw this painting by Elena Rodriguez.” Man, someone needs to commission Elena for a big mural, pronto! … Veeeery interesting blog entry here regarding the cost of English Premier League sponsorships (with thanks to Dominic Litten). … Here’s an eBay auction with another jersey featuring the number on the “wrong” side. … Some really sensational uni-related bits (and, by any standard, some very cruel moments of sexism) in this video of Babe Ruth teaching women who to play ball (nice find by Crhis Manes). … Good article here regarding cyclists pulling their socks up high (as forwarded by Lee Wilds). … Yesterday I linked to a photo gallery from the shooting of the Ernie Davis biopic. Turns out that a reader who prefers to remain anonymous was watching the film shoot through a fence and took some great additional pics, as seen here, here, here, and here. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: I didn’t realize that the Rockies originally had logo-emblazoned stirrups! The photo is taken from this timeline. … Cathy Reeder sent along some interesting Florida Little League photos, including shots of a kid with mismatched socks, a kid with no socks, and a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps. … Remember Frank DiPino? Yeah, I barely do either, but apparently he wrote, “Get Somebody OUT!” on his underbill, and you can have that cap for your very own here (nice find by Eric Stangel). … Not only do the Diamandbacks and Astros now have similar color schemes, but as Chris Shastid points out, they have similar problems regarding the integrity of their lettering across the placket. … The Yokohama Bay Stars will be wearing these uniforms during the Japanese interleague games. “They’ve added a brick-red panel and color to the cap, plus a gold neckline,” writes Jeremy Brahm. “But look at the serif on the 2 — it would look fine without it, but it is huge.” … Great contribution from Larry Brunt, who writes: “I’ve been reading a bunch of baseball picture books with my four-year-old, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, by David Adler. The illustration that accompanies the text of him taking himself out of the game that ended his streak is here. I’m quite impressed that the artist (Terry Widener) included the historically accurate sleeve patch the Yankees wore in 1939 for baseball’s centennial.” … Thomas Harris notes that there’s some good stuff going on in the Coastal Plain League (“The Nation’s Hottest Summer Collegiate Baseball League”), including some killer stirrups being worn by the Thomasville HiToms and the completely endearing logo being used by the Columbia Blowfish (who also appear to have one of history’s greatest mascots). Even the league’s logo gets it right. … Bosox pitcher Julian Tavarez has been wearing Big Papi slippers in the clubhouse (where he’s also been spotted wearing a “Manny Being Manny” T-shirt) and even in the dugout on days when he’s not pitching.

     

    223 comments to Uni Watch Grab Bag

    • Brian W | May 23, 2007 at 8:42 am |

      Hard to believe, but for as much as I’ve become engrossed at times in the “Dressed to the Nines” site, I never paid much attention to the shoes depicted. But today’s links to the A’s pages have opened up a whole new “can of worms” for me to obsess (and waste some quality time at work) about!

    • Cornellian | May 23, 2007 at 8:45 am |

      The “hottest summer collegiate baseball league”? I doubt it compares to the Cape Cod Baseball League, which boasts a ridiculous number of alumni in the majors.

      Also, gotta love the Cornell lax teams socks.
      More photos here.

      You can check out the Cornell socks in the final four saturday vs. duke :)

    • Kevin | May 23, 2007 at 8:50 am |

      That Columbia Blowfish logo is top notch.

    • Richard | May 23, 2007 at 8:51 am |

      [quote comment=”90967″]That Columbia Blowfish logo is top notch.[/quote]

      As is Blowie the mascot.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 8:56 am |

      Looks like the Blowfish do have hats with that logo on them. Totally have to find one of those to put next to my Lansing Lugnuts hat.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 8:58 am |

      Here’s the link.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 9:00 am |

      Or not. Guess I’m too stupid to make a link.

    • +JohnnyBoy- | May 23, 2007 at 9:01 am |

      [quote comment=”90970″]Looks like the Blowfish do have hats with that logo on them. Totally have to find one of those to put next to my Lansing Lugnuts hat.

      [/quote]

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

      Is the “B” on the Baystars jersey the same font as the Milwaukee Brewers jersey?

    • MH | May 23, 2007 at 9:01 am |

      Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.

    • Jason H | May 23, 2007 at 9:01 am |

      I love the last part about the Papi slippers in the dugout. How about a section on the weirdest, funniest or worst dress in the dugout by player or manager. I vote for the “tonight the part of Groucho Marx will be played by Bobby Valentine” cameo in 1999.

    • Cathy | May 23, 2007 at 9:03 am |

      [quote comment=”90963″]The “hottest summer collegiate baseball league”? I doubt it compares to the Cape Cod Baseball League, which boasts a ridiculous number of alumni in the majors.

      Also, gotta love the Cornell lax teams socks.
      More photos here.

      You can check out the Cornell socks in the final four saturday vs. duke :)[/quote]

      Those uniforms are great. The socks match the stripes on the shorts and the sleeves…if they got rid of the red side panel the unis would be perfect! I’m not much of a locross fan, but I’ll be rooting for Cornell just because of the SOX!

    • Cathy | May 23, 2007 at 9:08 am |

      Here is the link to Blowfish merchandise. The hat is a flex hat for $20…gotta have one!

    • Kim | May 23, 2007 at 9:09 am |

      [quote comment=”90963″]The “hottest summer collegiate baseball league”? I doubt it compares to the Cape Cod Baseball League, which boasts a ridiculous number of alumni in the majors.
      [/quote]

      I believe it’s a tongue in cheek reference to the actual temperatures they play in.

    • Cornellian | May 23, 2007 at 9:09 am |

      While it’s most certainly not the case, I’d like to think the socks are a nod to the pep band, which the team has supported all season, including this game at Duke.

    • Cathy | May 23, 2007 at 9:10 am |

      [quote comment=”90975″]Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.[/quote]

      Yah, but couldn’t they just write the number on the inside of the hat? I’ve just never seen numbers instead of a logo before. Plus, the pitcher appears to have some sort of star on his hat…wonder what that is for.

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 9:15 am |

      Cathy Reeder sent along some interesting Florida Little League photos, including shots of a kid with mismatched socks, a kid with no socks

      I’m gonna say the kid is wearing “no show” socks, which are the really low socks.

    • Kim | May 23, 2007 at 9:18 am |

      [quote comment=”90986″][quote comment=”90975″]Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.[/quote]

      Yah, but couldn’t they just write the number on the inside of the hat? I’ve just never seen numbers instead of a logo before. Plus, the pitcher appears to have some sort of star on his hat…wonder what that is for.[/quote]

      When I was a kid, we had these things called magic markers, and we’d write our name on the inside band. Or some kids just bent their brims so goofy you just knew it was his.

    • Mike V | May 23, 2007 at 9:19 am |

      Looks like the whole league gets it right. These are some well put together logos.

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 9:19 am |

      [quote comment=”90976″]I love the last part about the Papi slippers in the dugout. How about a section on the weirdest, funniest or worst dress in the dugout by player or manager. I vote for the “tonight the part of Groucho Marx will be played by Bobby Valentine” cameo in 1999.[/quote]

      One of my favorite Met moments, ever.

      http://www.augustasp...

      The Yankees did their own fake moustache thing on Sal Fasano’s picture on the jumbotron, as some sort of a joke when he shaved the fu man chu off:

      http://cache.deadspi...

    • Kel | May 23, 2007 at 9:20 am |

      Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 9:25 am |

      Anyone catch the Yankees-Red Sox game yesterday? They were talking about the “C” on Varitek’s jersey and how he didn’t want to wear it, but the team pursuaded him to wear it.

      Speaking of “C” jerseys, these are for sale on Ebay:

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

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

    • vyacheslav | May 23, 2007 at 9:26 am |

      I wonder what the deal is with the Browns helmets this year. Last year’s team wore gray facemasks for the 60th anniversary…..so either Joe Thomas in mini-camp was wearing one of last years helmets, or they are keeping the gray facemask this season.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 9:29 am |

      [quote comment=”90990″]Cathy Reeder sent along some interesting Florida Little League photos, including shots of a kid with mismatched socks, a kid with no socks

      I’m gonna say the kid is wearing “no show” socks, which are the really low socks.[/quote]

      Either way, it’s wrong!…and just for aesthetics purposes, I wouldn’t want to slide into base wearing a get-up like that!

    • Richard | May 23, 2007 at 9:32 am |

      [quote comment=”90994″]Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.[/quote]

      probably because they’re ballplayers and don’t think it’s stupid.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 9:33 am |

      [quote comment=”90972″]Or not. Guess I’m too stupid to make a link.[/quote]

      To everyone who’s ever had trouble with links–

      There could be a few reasons why it doesn’t work, but if you use IE7 make sure you click the yellow information bar to “Temporarily allow scripted windows” when you first click the link button; you will then have to click the link button a second time once that is done.

    • Cathy | May 23, 2007 at 9:36 am |

      [quote comment=”90999″][quote comment=”90990″]Cathy Reeder sent along some interesting Florida Little League photos, including shots of a kid with mismatched socks, a kid with no socks

      I’m gonna say the kid is wearing “no show” socks, which are the really low socks.[/quote]

      Either way, it’s wrong!…and just for aesthetics purposes, I wouldn’t want to slide into base wearing a get-up like that![/quote]

      I’m sure the kid forgot the socks and just wore the anklets because that is all he had. I coached girls soccer and during that time my trunk was full of extra socks, jerseys, first aid kits and even extra couple pairs of cleats…kids will be kids.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 9:36 am |

      …and a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps

      Not that I’m a fan of that uniform, I’ve never thought about the idea of numbers on the caps–and I have to admit I’m a little intrigued; kinda reminds me of numbers on football helmets (which, if done right, I kinda like).

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 9:41 am |

      When I played Little League way back when, we usually had a plain cap with no logo. Instead, the sponsor’s name was a HUGE patch on the back of the jersey (think: Chico’s Bail Bonds). Would’ve been kinda cool to have your number up there just to break up the plainness.

    • TexasDDS | May 23, 2007 at 9:43 am |

      It has been said already but the main reason for numbers on the caps of little leaguers is so that when you are in the dugout kids knows whose hat is whose. Our t-ball team did not do that but in our first game we played a team that did. They had their numbers on the back of the cap, above the adjustable strap thing, and it looked really sweet. Kind of like numbers on a football helmet, those same kind of small numbers with the same effect.

    • Alan | May 23, 2007 at 9:44 am |

      Can somebody please explain why Japanese teams have anglican letters and numbers instead of Japanese font and numbers?

    • Richard | May 23, 2007 at 9:49 am |

      [quote comment=”91005″]…and a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps

      Not that I’m a fan of that uniform, I’ve never thought about the idea of numbers on the caps–and I have to admit I’m a little intrigued; kinda reminds me of numbers on football helmets (which, if done right, I kinda like).[/quote]

      Numbers on football helmets – ok on the back, or the side if they’re the old Charger helmets. As for the little kid, he’s rocking the Darrell Porter look.

    • alan chewning | May 23, 2007 at 9:49 am |

      Couple things:

      The Baystars’ ‘B’ reminds me of this

      and I believe the Columbia Blowfish is a reference to Hootie and the Blowfish who formed at the University of South Carolina. I could be wrong.

    • Phil | May 23, 2007 at 9:49 am |

      Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      If you’ve ever coached T-Ball or Coach Pitch, and you gather your group of 15 little 7 or 8 year olds, when you look down at them, all you can see are 15 identical oversized hats, and you can’t see a single face. The numbers are a great idea.

    • Adam in Chicago | May 23, 2007 at 10:01 am |

      [quote comment=”90992″]Looks like the whole league gets it right. These are some well put together logos.[/quote]

      Love the Petersburg Generals and the Wilson Tobs.

    • Patrick | May 23, 2007 at 10:08 am |

      From the Colorado Rockies official timeline:

      “Included on the home uniform is purple pinstripes, making the Rockies the first team in Major League history to feature purple stripes.”

      There’s something to be proud of, eh?

    • jere | May 23, 2007 at 10:15 am |

      When Tavarez wore the “Manny Being Manny” shirt it was the kind with Manny’s stats on the back, implying what Manny’s really known for is his incredible hitting, as opposed to being some guy who doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing and has wacky hair or whatever. So it was more of a mocking of stupid people who don’t realize Manny’s an awesome ballplayer because they can’t see past his three crazy antics a year.

    • Patrick | May 23, 2007 at 10:17 am |

      Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.

    • DenverGregg | May 23, 2007 at 10:18 am |

      IIRC the Rockies’ logo stirrups were pretty much only visible in the first season road and home openers. After that, guys lowered their cuffs (I almost said lowered their pants, but that could be misconstrued). High-cuffers in subsequent didn’t display logo and now they don’t even have stirrups. Just another reason to be steamed at the current inept ownership/management.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 10:19 am |

      [quote comment=”90975″]Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.[/quote]

      I keep a miniature sharpie in the car. When I bring each of my three kids for their first practice, I have the sharpie in my pocket ready to go. They get their hat and I imediately get the name in it then offer it to everyone else. I was never a Boy Scout, but I am always prepared. As for the socks, the kids these days like those footsie socks that go no higher than the anke. My kids know enough though that they are not part of a baseball uni.

    • Richard | May 23, 2007 at 10:23 am |

      [quote comment=”91031″][quote comment=”90975″]Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.[/quote]

      I keep a miniature sharpie in the car. When I bring each of my three kids for their first practice, I have the sharpie in my pocket ready to go. They get their hat and I imediately get the name in it then offer it to everyone else. I was never a Boy Scout, but I am always prepared. As for the socks, the kids these days like those footsie socks that go no higher than the anke. My kids know enough though that they are not part of a baseball uni.[/quote]

      Thank you for teaching your children well. When they grow up, they’ll thank you. Some kids try to wear footsie socks with stirrups – and look HORRIBLE!

    • Sage Confucius | May 23, 2007 at 10:25 am |

      [quote comment=”90980″]Here is the link to Blowfish merchandise. The hat is a flex hat for $20…gotta have one![/quote]

      I am heading to SC to visit family for my birthday at the end of June. I’ll have to stop by and pick up one of those. I believe the team just started playing either last year or the year before. The took over the stadium that the Capital City Bombers used. The Bombers are now the Anderson Joe’s that have been mentioned recently.

      Oh yeah, in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet – the team is named after these blowfish.

    • Sage Confucius | May 23, 2007 at 10:31 am |

      [quote comment=”91033″][quote comment=”90980″]Here is the link to Blowfish merchandise. The hat is a flex hat for $20…gotta have one![/quote]

      I am heading to SC to visit family for my birthday at the end of June. I’ll have to stop by and pick up one of those. I believe the team just started playing either last year or the year before. The took over the stadium that the Capital City Bombers used. The Bombers are now the Anderson Joe’s that have been mentioned recently.

      Oh yeah, in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet – the team is named after these blowfish.[/quote]

      Phooey! I’m certain that apostrophe does not belong in Joes.

    • Kenny | May 23, 2007 at 10:42 am |
    • TX Ken | May 23, 2007 at 10:47 am |

      From the Rockies timeline. July 4:

      “Included on the home uniform is purple pinstripes, making the Rockies the first team in Major League history to feature purple stripes. ”

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

    • BCrisp | May 23, 2007 at 10:49 am |

      Some of the regulars may remember me causing an uproar by linking to an ugly drawing of the uniforms of the Bay Area Toros, an independant Leage Baseball team near my home. I’m happy to say tha opening day is near and they have provided better pictures of the uniforms. The uniforms are normal pinstripes. I think the numbers follow the theme well, but not too much. I’m not a huge fan of the BA on the side of the hat. The logo could be a little less caroonish, but overall I’d say they look pretty good. I’m going to opening day, so maybe I’ll take some live shots and link to those next week.
      Toros Shop

    • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 23, 2007 at 10:49 am |

      [quote comment=”91029″]Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.[/quote]

      Did anybody else notice that the yellow inside the B and A in Black Knights doesn’t match the gold throughout the rest of the logo?

    • Brian Terreson | May 23, 2007 at 11:00 am |

      The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s are going to have a turn back the clock night to 1977 on July 29th in Seattle.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 11:01 am |

      [quote comment=”91014″]Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      If you’ve ever coached T-Ball or Coach Pitch, and you gather your group of 15 little 7 or 8 year olds, when you look down at them, all you can see are 15 identical oversized hats, and you can’t see a single face. The numbers are a great idea.[/quote]

      Especially if you have a set of twins like I have had for both soccer and baseball. I bad enough with names as it is.

    • Roger | May 23, 2007 at 11:06 am |

      [quote comment=”91002″][quote comment=”90994″]Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.[/quote]

      probably because they’re ballplayers and don’t think it’s stupid.[/quote]

      This slippers are just the tip of the iceburg in Boston …

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

    • Anthony Verna | May 23, 2007 at 11:07 am |

      [quote comment=”91050″]The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s are going to have a turn back the clock night to 1977 on July 29th in Seattle.[/quote]

      What are the Mariners wearing? Pilots’ unis?

    • BobA | May 23, 2007 at 11:11 am |

      “Kids love Blowie” LOL!!! thats classic.

    • Another Jason | May 23, 2007 at 11:19 am |

      Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 11:21 am |

      Check the new Celtics post-lottery logo.

    • Eric | May 23, 2007 at 11:22 am |

      Let me try that link again:

      New Celtics Post-Lottery Logo.

    • Broker75 | May 23, 2007 at 11:25 am |

      I recently attended a Blue Jays-Orioles game and I picked up some souvenirs while I was there. The program with A.J. Burnett on the cover had him in motion throwing a pitch and his jersey was open and it read; Toroonto. Also in the program I found out the most interesting name in the minor leagues, it is the Lansing Lugnuts, now we all know what a lugnut is, but to name a team after them makes me speechless.

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 11:26 am |

      [quote comment=”91058″]”Kids love Blowie” LOL!!! thats classic.[/quote]

      I wonder if Chris Hansen reads the Uni Watch Blog…….

    • Aaron | May 23, 2007 at 11:30 am |

      [quote comment=”91033″][quote comment=”90980″]Here is the link to Blowfish merchandise. The hat is a flex hat for $20…gotta have one![/quote]

      I am heading to SC to visit family for my birthday at the end of June. I’ll have to stop by and pick up one of those. I believe the team just started playing either last year or the year before. The took over the stadium that the Capital City Bombers used. The Bombers are now the Anderson Joe’s that have been mentioned recently.

      Oh yeah, in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet – the team is named after these blowfish.[/quote]

      Actually, the Bombers are now the Greenville Drive of the SAL, who just moved into a new stadium, West End Field, that has a replica of the Green Monster in left field.

    • Broker75 | May 23, 2007 at 11:42 am |

      Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].

    • Robert | May 23, 2007 at 11:47 am |

      [quote comment=”91055″][quote comment=”91050″]The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s are going to have a turn back the clock night to 1977 on July 29th in Seattle.[/quote]

      What are the Mariners wearing? Pilots’ unis?[/quote]

      If it is 1977 throwback night, they will no doubt be wearing Mariners uniforms. Who is the home team? If Seattle is on the road, then their powder blues should be a real eyesore.

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 11:47 am |

      [quote comment=”91055″][quote comment=”91050″]The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s are going to have a turn back the clock night to 1977 on July 29th in Seattle.[/quote]

      What are the Mariners wearing? Pilots’ unis?[/quote]
      They’ll probably wear these

    • Anthony Verna | May 23, 2007 at 11:49 am |

      [quote comment=”91076″][quote comment=”91055″][quote comment=”91050″]The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s are going to have a turn back the clock night to 1977 on July 29th in Seattle.[/quote]

      What are the Mariners wearing? Pilots’ unis?[/quote]

      If it is 1977 throwback night, they will no doubt be wearing Mariners uniforms. Who is the home team? If Seattle is on the road, then their powder blues should be a real eyesore.[/quote]

      I was completely awake reading the post. :)

    • Anthony Verna | May 23, 2007 at 11:50 am |

      [quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.

    • mg12 | May 23, 2007 at 11:50 am |

      [quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      Reminds me of the Kansas City T Bones

      http://www.tbonesbas...

      And their mascot “Sizzler”

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 11:52 am |

      [quote comment=”91079″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.[/quote]
      I’m not Teebz either…Sens in 6. As a Senators fan living in the heart of Oil country, it’s going to be tons of fun to be completely obnoxious around all of these depressed Oilers fans after Ottawa wins.

    • Broker75 | May 23, 2007 at 11:57 am |

      [quote comment=”91082″][quote comment=”91079″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.[/quote]
      I’m not Teebz either…Sens in 6. As a Senators fan living in the heart of Oil country, it’s going to be tons of fun to be completely obnoxious around all of these depressed Oilers fans after Ottawa wins.[/quote]
      Oiler fans always seem to be depressed. ;-)

    • Brendan | May 23, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

      A couple of questions: 1) What is a Tob, as in Wilson Tobs from the Coastal Plain League? and 2) Why are baseball cleats so God-awful clunky and goofy looking? I understand that the needs are a bit different from soccer but come on couldn’t they players wear something a bit sleeker?

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

      [quote comment=”91083″][quote comment=”91082″][quote comment=”91079″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.[/quote]
      I’m not Teebz either…Sens in 6. As a Senators fan living in the heart of Oil country, it’s going to be tons of fun to be completely obnoxious around all of these depressed Oilers fans after Ottawa wins.[/quote]
      Oiler fans always seem to be depressed.

      ;-)[/quote]
      I’d be depressed too, if I was a fan of team who was turning their ugly-ass third jersey into their regular home jersey (of course, the Sens did just that a few years ago…uh, never mind).

    • Susan Freeman | May 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

      [quote comment=”91040″]Makes me want to play bingo for some reason

      Just wrong
      [/quote]
      Oh my… That is priceless! I would absolutely love to see the back of that mascot’s head but have come up empty handed so far.

      While looking I found this amazing uni… not sure if Paul considers this blasphemy or not.

    • tim b | May 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

      [quote comment=”91080″][quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      Reminds me of the Kansas City T Bones

      http://www.tbonesbas...

      And their mascot “Sizzler”[/quote]

      over the past few years my friends have dubbed me t-bone, so once we discovered this team, i’ve been dying to get my hands on some T-Bones gear. unfortunately, every time i go to their website to get a hat at least, team store is down or “coming soon.” bummer.

    • michael | May 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

      [quote comment=”91002″][quote comment=”90994″]Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.[/quote]

      probably because they’re ballplayers and don’t think it’s stupid.[/quote]

      and they have a sense of humor and aren’t taking themselves too seriously. i don’t think his intent was to make a fashion statement it was pretty obviously a joke. he was also wearing them around the clubhouse not in public.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

      [quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      Sens in 6. Anaheim hasn’t run into a team like Ottawa all year. As much as Anaheim likes to play physical, Ottawa loves it too.

      [quote comment=”91085″]I’d be depressed too, if I was a fan of team who was turning their ugly-ass third jersey into their regular home jersey (of course, the Sens did just that a few years ago…uh, never mind).[/quote]

      For the last time, Edmonton’s alternate jersey has been in the top five in terms of merchandise sales every year since they introduced it. This is why they keep it, and why they keep wearing it.

      They have not confirmed that they are keeping the alternate as their new home jersey next season. It is only a rumour due to their merchandise sales. If it sells, you keep selling it – rule #1 on running a successful business.

    • Mark in Shiga | May 23, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

      [quote comment=”91009″]Can somebody please explain why Japanese teams have anglican letters and numbers instead of Japanese font and numbers?[/quote]

      Alan, baseball was introduced to Japan by Americans in the late 1800s and uniforms have been lettered in English from the beginning. Japanese writing was also used, though, and when numbers came in the 1930s, Japanese numerals were used on occasion (a very famous picture being here, and I see that Distant Replays has beaten me to the punch in making this throwback jersey), but when WWII began, English lettering (and many English words like “ball”, “strike”, etc., but that’s another story) and English-based team names were frowned on and numbers were removed entirely.

      After the war, when relations with the US improved and the leagues started up again, professional uniforms, front and back, were made entirely in English. Sometimes high school teams will have the school name in Japanese, but the numbers on the back are in a standard font and color, velcroed on, so there’s no room to experiment with Japanese numerals.

      This gets me to thinking… are there any professional sports jerseys in the world with non-European numerals on them? All the international competitions use Latin letters and European numerals just about exclusively, and while there are many other numeral systems (Chinese/Japanese, Arabic, many in India; many in south Asia), the sports world avoids them. Chinese/Japanese numbers in particular would be easy on the eyes if you’re nearsighted, since the problem of 6, 8, and 9 looking alike from far away is solved.

      For the Arabs, on the other hand, maybe 2 and 3 (read from right to left) look too similar from far away. Anyone from the Middle East here?

    • UW justin | May 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

      I know this isn’t uni related, but I remember all the talk about team logos on beer bottles and saw this today…

      The Seahawks’ Qwest Field will be the first NFL Stadium (and possibly pro stadium) to not serve Coke or Pepsi, but will rather serve the Seattle-based Jones Soda. The key to the deal being a patent that the company has to put pictures on the label…so they can put the pictures of actual team players, not just logos, on the bottles that they’ll sell.

      Link

    • Brian | May 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

      Paul,

      You gotta me totally hooked on the Anderson Joes sweet game cap. Just got off the phone with them and they said they’ll only have an adjustable fit cap for sale. We gotta find a way to change that!!! “The Game” makes the hates for entire league. Think it’s worth going to them to see if they can provide one or should I keep working on the team. Any advice from the “Uni Master” would be great!

      Thanks, Brian

    • Brian | May 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

      Paul,

      You gotta me totally hooked on the Anderson Joes sweet game cap. Just got off the phone with them and they said they’ll only have an adjustable fit cap for sale. We gotta find a way to change that!!! “The Game” makes the hats for entire league. Think it’s worth going to them to see if they can provide one or should I keep working on the team. Any advice from the “Uni Master” would be great!

      Thanks, Brian

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

      [quote comment=”91093″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      Sens in 6. Anaheim hasn’t run into a team like Ottawa all year. As much as Anaheim likes to play physical, Ottawa loves it too.

      [quote comment=”91085″]I’d be depressed too, if I was a fan of team who was turning their ugly-ass third jersey into their regular home jersey (of course, the Sens did just that a few years ago…uh, never mind).[/quote]

      For the last time, Edmonton’s alternate jersey has been in the top five in terms of merchandise sales every year since they introduced it. This is why they keep it, and why they keep wearing it.

      They have not confirmed that they are keeping the alternate as their new home jersey next season. It is only a rumour due to their merchandise sales. If it sells, you keep selling it – rule #1 on running a successful business.[/quote]
      I know it sells well, and that’s why they may be keeping it. Far be it for me to say any team, especially one in a relatively small Canadian market, should not do everything they can to make money. If the Senators make more money with the current home jersey rather than the black version of the road jersey, I’m thrilled. That doesn’t mean I can’t like the other one more.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

      [quote comment=”91101″]
      I know it sells well, and that’s why they may be keeping it. Far be it for me to say any team, especially one in a relatively small Canadian market, should not do everything they can to make money. If the Senators make more money with the current home jersey rather than the black version of the road jersey, I’m thrilled. That doesn’t mean I can’t like the other one more.[/quote]

      No, and I never said that. I was simply explaining why they keep it. If it were like the Teddy Bear Bruins’ alt, I’m sure it would have gone the way of the dodo already. :o)

    • jere | May 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

      Tavarez is also the only guy I’ve ever seen eat chicken on the field during batting practice.

    • David | May 23, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

      Rickey Henderson appeared on the cover of SI wearing green shoes; I think it was 1982. Can you verify that, Paul? Also, Henderson appeared on the cover of Baseball Digest in, I think, 1982 wearing green shoes. I’m pretty shure those were green shoes, not black. I think that was the uniform Henderson was wearing when he broke Brock’s season stolen base record.

    • Pedro | May 23, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

      [quote comment=”90960″]Hard to believe, but for as much as I’ve become engrossed at times in the “Dressed to the Nines” site, I never paid much attention to the shoes depicted. But today’s links to the A’s pages have opened up a whole new “can of worms” for me to obsess (and waste some quality time at work) about![/quote]

      I never noticed the shoes either, thats cool that they go to that lenght for the sake of accuracy. In those pictures paul linked of the A’s the shoes look almost magic markered or colored in. So it would seem that maybe they noticed they got the shoe color wrong and went back and corrected it. Or maybe shoe color is the next step of the operation. Either way I’m all for it.

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

      [quote comment=”91102″][quote comment=”91101″]
      I know it sells well, and that’s why they may be keeping it. Far be it for me to say any team, especially one in a relatively small Canadian market, should not do everything they can to make money. If the Senators make more money with the current home jersey rather than the black version of the road jersey, I’m thrilled. That doesn’t mean I can’t like the other one more.[/quote]

      No, and I never said that. I was simply explaining why they keep it. If it were like the Teddy Bear Bruins’ alt, I’m sure it would have gone the way of the dodo already. :o)[/quote]
      I don’t get why the Oilers jersey is so popular anyway. Maybe it’s the Todd McFarlane thing…

    • Rick | May 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

      [quote comment=”91082″][quote comment=”91079″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.[/quote]
      I’m not Teebz either…Sens in 6. As a Senators fan living in the heart of Oil country, it’s going to be tons of fun to be completely obnoxious around all of these depressed Oilers fans after Ottawa wins.[/quote]

      I’ve done a statistical analysis on all 16 playoff teams in a statistic I call “efficiency,” and am running at a pretty decent clip for prediction so far. It doesn’t include the goalies, and obviously, Giguere is the stronger ‘tender. Skater-wise, the Senators are vastly superior both offensively, and more importantly, defensively, winning more faceoffs and blocking more shots. Giguere will keep the Ducks in games, but can’t do it all himself. Sens in five, but close scores in every game. Incidentally, the Sens were my pick to win it all from the very start, as they were miles ahead of everyone else in the playoffs during the regular season. That said, the Ducks did make it past two teams that were statistically better than they were, but not by nearly as much as the Sens are. It should be a fun series to watch!

    • Jonathan | May 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

      [quote comment=”91108″]Rickey Henderson appeared on the cover of SI wearing green shoes; I think it was 1982. Can you verify that, Paul? Also, Henderson appeared on the cover of Baseball Digest in, I think, 1982 wearing green shoes. I’m pretty shure those were green shoes, not black. I think that was the uniform Henderson was wearing when he broke Brock’s season stolen base record.[/quote]

      On August 2 1982 he is wearing what looks like white shoes, although on August 27, 1982 he was wearing what looks like black shoes when he broke the stolen base record.

    • chris | May 23, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

      [quote comment=”91106″]Tavarez is also the only guy I’ve ever seen eat chicken on the field during batting practice.[/quote]

      Tavarez was the one who gave food to the bats while he was sitting in the bullpen when he played for the cubs a few years back. Tavarez antics+Manny antics=one crazy team. They just need Millar back
      I do have a beef with that basketball jersey site… There is no option for sleeves! No respect…

    • Andy from KC | May 23, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

      [quote comment=”91108″]Rickey Henderson appeared on the cover of SI wearing green shoes; I think it was 1982. Can you verify that, Paul? Also, Henderson appeared on the cover of Baseball Digest in, I think, 1982 wearing green shoes. I’m pretty shure those were green shoes, not black. I think that was the uniform Henderson was wearing when he broke Brock’s season stolen base record.[/quote]

      I think thisis the SI cover you’re referring to, but Henderson is wearing white shoes.

    • Paul Lukas | May 23, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

      [quote comment=”91108″]Rickey Henderson appeared on the cover of SI wearing green shoes; I think it was 1982. Can you verify that, Paul?[/quote]

      Rickey’s only 1982 SI cover is here — white shoes.

    • Brien | May 23, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

      [quote comment=”91084″]A couple of questions: 1) What is a Tob, as in Wilson Tobs from the Coastal Plain League? and 2) Why are baseball cleats so God-awful clunky and goofy looking? I understand that the needs are a bit different from soccer but come on couldn’t they players wear something a bit sleeker?[/quote]

      Tobs as in tobacco (hence the leaf, which looks pretty good on their hat, I think). Also, while we’re on the subject of awesome/weird mascots: Slugger the Tobacco Worm.

    • Joe Young | May 23, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

      [quote comment=”91022″]From the Colorado Rockies official timeline:

      “Included on the home uniform is purple pinstripes, making the Rockies the first team in Major League history to feature purple stripes.”

      There’s something to be proud of, eh?[/quote]

      Being from baitmore I love the Ravens and their purple uniforms. But the thing is the dfference between the ravens and most other teams that wear purple is that the ravens have a reason for wearing purple. And a legit reason at that. This being a raven’s feathers are black and purple. It would be like having the cardinals wearing blue and the blue jays wearing red. Its not right. what i dont understnad is why a team would wear purple just because, ala Rockies or Vikings

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

      [quote comment=”91123″][quote comment=”91084″]A couple of questions: 1) What is a Tob, as in Wilson Tobs from the Coastal Plain League? and 2) Why are baseball cleats so God-awful clunky and goofy looking? I understand that the needs are a bit different from soccer but come on couldn’t they players wear something a bit sleeker?[/quote]

      Tobs as in tobacco (hence the leaf, which looks pretty good on their hat, I think). Also, while we’re on the subject of awesome/weird mascots: Slugger the Tobacco Worm.[/quote]
      Nothing beats the Crazy Crab

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

      [quote comment=”91112″]
      I don’t get why the Oilers jersey is so popular anyway. Maybe it’s the Todd McFarlane thing…[/quote]

      I’ve always liked the Oilers (but I admit I’m not a huge hockey fan), mainly because I was a fan of Gretzky in my youth.

      [quote comment=”91115″][quote comment=”91082″][quote comment=”91079″][quote comment=”91071″]Teebz,
      who do you think.., Ducks or Senators. ??

      [the expansion gods are loving this series].[/quote]

      I’m not Teebz, but I’m going with Ducks in 7.[/quote]
      I’m not Teebz either…Sens in 6. As a Senators fan living in the heart of Oil country, it’s going to be tons of fun to be completely obnoxious around all of these depressed Oilers fans after Ottawa wins.[/quote]

      [/quote]

      For the record–Go Sens! Once my local team (the Caps) have been eliminated, I always root for any canadian team in the playoffs. Why? Because I visit Canada often, and I can say without a doubt that the fans there deserve a championship more than 95% of the US “fans”.

      Nothing against the US hockey franchises, but the passion for the sport by the fans does not compare in most markets.

    • Kim | May 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

      [quote comment=”91029″]Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.[/quote]

      First time I noticed that font (which shows up great on TV) was with the Ottawa Senators Alternates (now home) unis. It’s also on their current alternate uni. Can’t find a good picture, though.

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

      [quote comment=”91129″][quote comment=”91112″]
      I don’t get why the Oilers jersey is so popular anyway. Maybe it’s the Todd McFarlane thing…[/quote]

      I’ve always liked the Oilers (but I admit I’m not a huge hockey fan), mainly because I was a fan of Gretzky in my youth.

      Don’t get me wrong, nothing against the Oilers. I just don’t like their alternates. And thanks for the Senators support!

    • Quint | May 23, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

      [quote comment=”91133″][quote comment=”91129″][quote comment=”91112″]
      I don’t get why the Oilers jersey is so popular anyway. Maybe it’s the Todd McFarlane thing…[/quote]

      I’ve always liked the Oilers (but I admit I’m not a huge hockey fan), mainly because I was a fan of Gretzky in my youth.[/quote]

      Don’t get me wrong, nothing against the Oilers. I just don’t like their alternates. And thanks for the Senators support!

      Whoops. I hope this is better.

    • Jack | May 23, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

      Maybe people shopping for the “Clemson Cut” will find themselves distracted by these babies and will then never think about wearing their pants at the knees again.

    • Natron | May 23, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

      The Twins’ Armed Forces Appreciation Day is this Sunday against Toronto. According to this press release, the Twins will be wearing hats for each of the 4 american armed services banches, and the Jays will be wearing caps for each of the 3 canadian branches.

      I know that the Jays have worn red for Canada Day, but has the canadian military been recognized in these appreciation days?

    • Tim | May 23, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

      Intrestingly, Dressed to the Nines (which I obviously should have consulted before so blithely dismissing Turner’s query) shows the A’s wearing green footwear on the road in 1983, and what appe

      Uh-oh, contact grammarwatchblog.com

    • Roger | May 23, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

      [quote comment=”91140″]Intrestingly, Dressed to the Nines (which I obviously should have consulted before so blithely dismissing Turner’s query) shows the A’s wearing green footwear on the road in 1983, and what appe

      Uh-oh, contact grammarwatchblog.com[/quote]

      I wouldn’t trust the Dressed to the Nines site when it comes to the A’s. The “A” on the pullovers is not accurate. The 1981 slide is completely wrong. 82-84 slides are wrong as well. The 1987 slide is wrong, too.

      It is a nice site, though.

    • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | May 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

      Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm |

      [quote comment=”91133″][quote comment=”91129″][quote comment=”91112″]
      I don’t get why the Oilers jersey is so popular anyway. Maybe it’s the Todd McFarlane thing…[/quote]

      I’ve always liked the Oilers (but I admit I’m not a huge hockey fan), mainly because I was a fan of Gretzky in my youth.

      Don’t get me wrong, nothing against the Oilers. I just don’t like their alternates. And thanks for the Senators support![/quote]

      Yeah, the Oilers non-alts are much better, IMO.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

      [quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.

    • Daren Landers | May 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

      You have got to be kidding me.

      At least they (the Cooperstown Drips Fitted Cap) well represent the Reds’ season as going down the drain.

    • MH | May 23, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

      Little League photos, including shots of … a team that wears its uni numbers on the caps.

      Anyone who has ever coached any little league team understands instantly the logic behind numbered basball hats–reduces fighting over which hat belongs to which kid.

      Yah, but couldn’t they just write the number on the inside of the hat?

      I’m going to go out on a limb and venture a guess–and I do so with all respect–that you haven’t much first-hand experience with the sheer frenzy incident to a dugout filled with hyper 10 year-olds, jacked-up on sugar fruit drinks, scrambling to find all their “stuff” as they take the field. It’s a mess, to say the least. Numbered baseball caps reduces one aspect of the mayhem.

    • Minna H. | May 23, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

      This is in response to Daren, post #101:

      Ahh, my eyes. Back to the ugly hats. What is wrong with some people? What fan would actually wear that?

      On to other things. I love the Blowie–even though I am not a child. I wish they sold replicas of the mascot–that would be a fun thing to have.

      I am not Teebz, obviously, but I think the Senators are going to win in six, just because.

    • Pat M | May 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

      On the topic of mini-camp helmets, while in college, we had helmets specifically for practice, and a white stripe was put on them (although we had no stripe on our game helmet) specifically so it would allow the coaches to see where we were looking on film.

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

      RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

      [quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.

    • Jeremy | May 23, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

      [quote comment=”91002″][quote comment=”90994″]Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.[/quote]

      probably because they’re ballplayers and don’t think it’s stupid.[/quote]
      In my opinion, its not because they think its stupid or cool. But if you ask me, there is way too much man-love going around in that clubhouse. People make fun of Clemens and Pettite? If you ask me, the three way between “Big Papi”, Manny and Tavarez is a little more strange.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

      I’m fairly certain the Arizona Diamondbacks also had a logo on their stirrups at least during their few first years of existence. I recall an article in the local paper that addressed the frustration with then-manager Buck Showalter’s set of rules, one of which was to have the uniform pants tailored a certain number of inches above the ankle so that the “A” logo on the stirrups could be prominently displayed.

      The article pointed out that this was one of the (many) gripes that the ballplayers had with Showalter, who had implemented the rules handbook while with the Yankees (among other rules was an NBA-style dress-rule: Wearing jackets and ties when in public, including in airports when traveling).

      Who would have thought? Buck Showalter: A manager who Gets It.

    • Mike | May 23, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

      [quote comment=”91166″][quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.[/quote]

      But better than this…

      http://www.lids.com/...

    • Jon in SLC | May 23, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

      I’m jumping in with my vote for Ottawa in 7. At least I hope there is a game 7. There is nothing better in sports than a Stanley Cup Finals game 7. Incidentally, I went to Anaheim for the 2003 Finals to watch my team, the Devils play (yes, I know Teebz). And I have to say that Anaheim was a really fun place to see a game. I would beat more than 5,000 fans were lined up to enter before the gates even opened 3 hours before the game. It was electric.

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

      [quote comment=”91174″][quote comment=”91166″][quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.[/quote]

      But better than this…

      http://www.lids.com/...
      Wow. Now that’s a God-awful hat. Get a free bowl of soup with that?

    • Roger | May 23, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

      [quote comment=”91151″][quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.[/quote]

      Don’t forget Balboni or Clue Haywood, meat.

    • Kenny | May 23, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

      Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

      [quote comment=”91178″][quote comment=”91151″][quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.[/quote]

      Don’t forget Balboni or Clue Haywood, meat.[/quote]
      I was trying to find a definitive photo of Gorman Thomas. All I could come up with was this.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

      [quote comment=”91179″]Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?[/quote]

      No; the stars are supposed to be in the upper-left hand corner. More like, isn’t the flag on the wrong side of the hat?

    • Philly Bill | May 23, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

      [quote comment=”91086″]While looking I found this amazing uni… not sure if Paul considers this blasphemy or not.[/quote]

      That’s gotta be from some Harley-Davidson theme night.

      Paul, in the ticker you have “Adavid Adler” listed as the author of the Gehrig book. That’s got to be a typo, right?

      [quote comment=”91125″][quote comment=”91123″]
      Tobs as in tobacco (hence the leaf, which looks pretty good on their hat, I think). Also, while we’re on the subject of awesome/weird mascots: Slugger the Tobacco Worm.[/quote]
      Nothing beats the Crazy Crab[/quote]

      Mr. Celery whups all comers up and down the block every day and twice on Sunday.

      I’m definitely rooting for Ottawa in the Finals — my favorite show as a kid was filmed there.

    • Jason | May 23, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

      [quote comment=”91178″][quote comment=”91151″][quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.[/quote]

      Don’t forget Balboni or Clue Haywood, meat.[/quote]

      You all are also missing one very big one.

    • Mark in Shiga | May 23, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

      [quote comment=”91177″][quote comment=”91174″][quote comment=”91166″][quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.[/quote]

      But better than this…

      http://www.lids.com/...
      Wow. Now that’s a God-awful hat. Get a free bowl of soup with that?[/quote]

      Another entry in the God-awful sweepstakes

    • Mark Max | May 23, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

      I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

      [quote comment=”91176″]I’m jumping in with my vote for Ottawa in 7. At least I hope there is a game 7. There is nothing better in sports than a Stanley Cup Finals game 7. Incidentally, I went to Anaheim for the 2003 Finals to watch my team, the Devils play (yes, I know Teebz). And I have to say that Anaheim was a really fun place to see a game. I would beat more than 5,000 fans were lined up to enter before the gates even opened 3 hours before the game. It was electric.[/quote]

      What’s wrong with that? I’m all for roadtrips. :o)

    • Jon in SLC | May 23, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

      [quote comment=”91192″][quote comment=”91176″]I’m jumping in with my vote for Ottawa in 7. At least I hope there is a game 7. There is nothing better in sports than a Stanley Cup Finals game 7. Incidentally, I went to Anaheim for the 2003 Finals to watch my team, the Devils play (yes, I know Teebz). And I have to say that Anaheim was a really fun place to see a game. I would beat more than 5,000 fans were lined up to enter before the gates even opened 3 hours before the game. It was electric.[/quote]

      What’s wrong with that? I’m all for roadtrips. :o)[/quote]

      No, I meant how you’ve stated before about not caring for the Devils style of play.

    • David | May 23, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

      Not to bring the whole uniform cameo issue up again, but has anyone ever seen a picture of Dave Kingman in a Padres uniform? I was hoping for someone to find that.

    • Roger | May 23, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

      [quote comment=”91186″][quote comment=”91178″][quote comment=”91151″][quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.[/quote]

      Don’t forget Balboni or Clue Haywood, meat.[/quote]

      You all are also missing one very big one.[/quote]

      How could we have forgotten Don Zimmer?!

    • Jon in SLC | May 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

      [quote comment=”91196″]Not to bring the whole uniform cameo issue up again, but has anyone ever seen a picture of Dave Kingman in a Padres uniform? I was hoping for someone to find that.[/quote]

      Theres this of Kingman.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

      [quote comment=”91194″]
      No, I meant how you’ve stated before about not caring for the Devils style of play.[/quote]

      I do care for their style of play as long as it doesn’t employ the trap. The EGG line this season was very fun to watch. Parise and Langenbrunner also make it enjoyable.

    • Philly Bill | May 23, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

      [quote comment=”91198″][quote comment=”91186″][quote comment=”91178″][quote comment=”91151″][quote comment=”91149″]Please stop for a moment to consider the notion of Mr. David Wells with an elastic waistband at the top of his pants.

      This is David Wells, the only man in history whose Yankee pinstripes did not have the desired “thinning effect.”

      It could have been ugly.[/quote]

      Well…not the only one.[/quote]

      Don’t forget Balboni or Clue Haywood, meat.[/quote]

      You all are also missing one very big one.[/quote]

      How could we have forgotten Don Zimmer?![/quote]

      And what about the player to whom David Letterman once referred as a “big fat tub of goo“?

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

      some items after being away all day…

      from yesterday…
      it was mentioned that rob bradford of the boston herald turned at least one person on to this site. it was mentioned in this readers post that bradford stated, “i love uniwatch.”
      further research into mr. bradfords archive has him mentioning this site multiple times in his work. perhaps a uniwatch profile?

      from today…
      man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)
      http://cache.gettyim...

      ahh jones soda.
      the company who gave us these great soda flavors
      http://hometown.aol....

    • Alex B | May 23, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

      AC Milan decided to go with their away strip for the Champions League Final vs Liverpool. Instead of their traditional red and black striped unis, they are going with all white. According to the BBC:
      AC Milan came out of the hat as the home team but have opted to wear their away kit of all white, which has been dubbed the “maglia fortunata”. Fortunate because they have been in white for five of their six European triumphs.

      Kind of like the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

    • Jon in SLC | May 23, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

      [quote comment=”91201″][quote comment=”91194″]
      No, I meant how you’ve stated before about not caring for the Devils style of play.[/quote]

      I do care for their style of play as long as it doesn’t employ the trap. The EGG line this season was very fun to watch. Parise and Langenbrunner also make it enjoyable.[/quote]

      Yeah I was more referring to the Trap. I think we talked about it maybe 6 months ago or so and I took it as you not caring for their style of play. I didn’t mean to put words in your mouth though.

    • Kenny | May 23, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

      [quote comment=”91183″][quote comment=”91179″]Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?[/quote]

      No; the stars are supposed to be in the upper-left hand corner. More like, isn’t the flag on the wrong side of the hat?[/quote]

      Yeah but I thought the flag was supposed to point in the direction it would blow in the wind? Also with the stars closest to your heart? (if it’s on the right)

      Maybe I’m backwards on this…I know someone posted the correct way, just can’t remember now

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

      [quote comment=”91205″][quote comment=”91201″][quote comment=”91194″]
      No, I meant how you’ve stated before about not caring for the Devils style of play.[/quote]

      I do care for their style of play as long as it doesn’t employ the trap. The EGG line this season was very fun to watch. Parise and Langenbrunner also make it enjoyable.[/quote]

      Yeah I was more referring to the Trap. I think we talked about it maybe 6 months ago or so and I took it as you not caring for their style of play. I didn’t mean to put words in your mouth though.[/quote]

      It’s alright, Jon. I’m not that concerned about those words. :o)

      I’m just a hater of the trap. I’ll give credit where it is due: the Devils played that system to perfection, and won some Cups because of it. I just hated it because it killed the free-skating flow of the game. I’m all about the beauty and violence of the game. I hated the clutching-and-grabbing.

    • Shane | May 23, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

      [quote comment=”91169″][quote comment=”91002″][quote comment=”90994″]Those “Big Papi” slippers are the dumbest looking thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’d be mortified to be seen in those, much less photographed.

      How do these players think that looking so stupid is cool or attractive? I just don’t get it.[/quote]

      probably because they’re ballplayers and don’t think it’s stupid.[/quote]
      In my opinion, its not because they think its stupid or cool. But if you ask me, there is way too much man-love going around in that clubhouse. People make fun of Clemens and Pettite? If you ask me, the three way between “Big Papi”, Manny and Tavarez is a little more strange.[/quote]

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that..=P

      I like to think of it as great team chemistry.

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

      i never quite got the “KONG” nickname for dave kingman.
      yeah, i understand that the kong part goes nicely with the “king” in kingman. and his bombs (and strikeouts depending on who you talk to) were quite herculean that you could say he needed the strength of king kong to do it.
      but jeez, nothing about this picture says “KONG” to me.
      http://www.mbtn.net/...
      (and yes i did see his white kicks and correctly worn stirrups)

    • WVU tom | May 23, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

      [quote comment=”91206″][quote comment=”91183″][quote comment=”91179″]Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?[/quote]

      No; the stars are supposed to be in the upper-left hand corner. More like, isn’t the flag on the wrong side of the hat?[/quote]

      Yeah but I thought the flag was supposed to point in the direction it would blow in the wind? Also with the stars closest to your heart? (if it’s on the right)

      Maybe I’m backwards on this…I know someone posted the correct way, just can’t remember now[/quote]

      Yes, technically, the flag is “backwards” as to how it should be worn on this hat. If this was military issue, it would appear the other way.

    • Joe | May 23, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

      [quote comment=”91124″][quote comment=”91022″]From the Colorado Rockies official timeline:

      “Included on the home uniform is purple pinstripes, making the Rockies the first team in Major League history to feature purple stripes.”

      There’s something to be proud of, eh?[/quote]

      Being from baitmore I love the Ravens and their purple uniforms. But the thing is the dfference between the ravens and most other teams that wear purple is that the ravens have a reason for wearing purple. And a legit reason at that. This being a raven’s feathers are black and purple. It would be like having the cardinals wearing blue and the blue jays wearing red. Its not right. what i dont understnad is why a team would wear purple just because, ala Rockies or Vikings[/quote]

      Agreed. I think the Ravens’ purple unis are one of the NFL’s best. I can’t imagine them any other color. Now it’s the white on white road look I hate.

    • WVU tom | May 23, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

      [quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

      [quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      No, they did that in every game from the West Final through to Game Six of the Finals.

      Check the 1991 All-Star Game anthem from Chicago. They cheered the entire time as a way to cheer on the troops who were watching the game overseas. Chicago Blackhawks fans have always been amazing. It’s too bad that Bill Wirtz has killed all passion for the Hawks in that city.

    • Kyle at IU | May 23, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

      [quote comment=”91204″]AC Milan decided to go with their away strip for the Champions League Final vs Liverpool. Instead of their traditional red and black striped unis, they are going with all white. According to the BBC:
      AC Milan came out of the hat as the home team but have opted to wear their away kit of all white, which has been dubbed the “maglia fortunata”. Fortunate because they have been in white for five of their six European triumphs.

      Kind of like the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.[/quote]

      And, as ESPN was so kind to point out, AC wore white when they lost in the shootout to Liverpool two years ago. Kinda doesn’t make sense….

    • Jordan | May 23, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

      [quote comment=”91204″]AC Milan decided to go with their away strip for the Champions League Final vs Liverpool. Instead of their traditional red and black striped unis, they are going with all white. According to the BBC:
      AC Milan came out of the hat as the home team but have opted to wear their away kit of all white, which has been dubbed the “maglia fortunata”. Fortunate because they have been in white for five of their six European triumphs.

      Kind of like the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.[/quote]

      they also wore white in 2005…didnt work out quite so well then

    • WVU Tom | May 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

      [quote comment=”91218″][quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      No, they did that in every game from the West Final through to Game Six of the Finals.

      Check the 1991 All-Star Game anthem from Chicago. They cheered the entire time as a way to cheer on the troops who were watching the game overseas. Chicago Blackhawks fans have always been amazing. It’s too bad that Bill Wirtz has killed all passion for the Hawks in that city.[/quote]

      Think you mis-read me, I said I’m sure it wasn’t the only time it happened–no worries though. A friend sent me that link a while back and I was amazed, brings a tear to the eye every time.

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

      [quote comment=”91217″]Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      ive often wondered why more stadiums didnt do that. i mean, actually announce, “we would like to have tonights national anthem be sung by you the fans”
      maybe on fan appreciation days…

    • Richard | May 23, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

      [quote comment=”91185″]
      Mr. Celery whups all comers up and down the block every day and twice on Sunday.[/quote]

      WTF?? I’m not at all sure what celery has to do with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, but the mascot made me laugh till I was blowing snot bubbles. You are absolutely correct — Mr. Celery is king of all off-the-wall (or possibly drug-induced) mascots. Possibly even more vacuous than Big Red.

      BTW, Kingman in a Padres uni is no big deal. He played 56 games for the Pads. The real rarity is Kingman as an Angel or a Yankee.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

      [quote comment=”91221″]
      Think you mis-read me, I said I’m sure it wasn’t the only time it happened–no worries though. A friend sent me that link a while back and I was amazed, brings a tear to the eye every time.[/quote]

      I was agreeing by giving the timeline of when they started. Once they were dubbed “Canada’s team”, the fans in Edmonton reminded us every game. :o)

    • Jeff B | May 23, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

      [quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      Wow! That gave me chills and the sweats. It may just be my preference for Canada’s anthem over ours, but if that’s not a way to honor a country and unite a crowd, then I don’t know what is.

    • Mark Max | May 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

      [quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      I’ve seen that video quite a few times and still get chills everytime i watch it. Oilers fans are amazing, it seems that every single person is wearing a oilers jersey there for every game.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

      [quote comment=”91225″]
      Wow! That gave me chills and the sweats. It may just be my preference for Canada’s anthem over ours, but if that’s not a way to honor a country and unite a crowd, then I don’t know what is.[/quote]

      Watch the video again. You can get a good shot of the Oilers’ dressing room attendant when they pan across Ryan Smyth’s face. Joey Moss was hired by the Oilers in the early 1980s because of Wayne Gretzky, who was dating Joey’s sister, singer Vicki Moss. Joey was born with Down’s Syndrome, and Wayne grew close to him during his time with the Oilers.

      Every year, the “Joey Moss Cup” is held in early September during training camp.

      In 2003, Moss was honoured by the NHL Alumni Association with its “Seventh Man Award”, honouring those for their dedication and service behind the scenes.

      And if you watch him sing in the video, he is one heckuva proud Canadian lad. :o)

    • Joe Drennan | May 23, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

      [quote comment=”91218″][quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      No, they did that in every game from the West Final through to Game Six of the Finals.

      Check the 1991 All-Star Game anthem from Chicago. They cheered the entire time as a way to cheer on the troops who were watching the game overseas. Chicago Blackhawks fans have always been amazing. It’s too bad that Bill Wirtz has killed all passion for the Hawks in that city.[/quote]

      You beat me to it. Gen. Swartscof (Spelling probably wrong) apparently played that for the troops in Golf War I he was so inspired. There is nothing like the Anthem at the old Stadium with the pipe organ and Wayne Mesmer singing the Anthem as it’s supposed to be sung.

      Hawks fans to this day still cheer the Anthem each and every night. It might not be as loud these days as Dollar Bill Wirtz has driven fans away, but trust me when I say when the team is good again, the UC will be one loud place during the Anthem.

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

      well you can add elijah dukes to my list of hated sports dickheads.

    • DenverGregg | May 23, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

      [quote comment=”91124″]Being from baitmore I love the Ravens and their purple uniforms. But the thing is the dfference between the ravens and most other teams that wear purple is that the ravens have a reason for wearing purple. And a legit reason at that. This being a raven’s feathers are black and purple. It would be like having the cardinals wearing blue and the blue jays wearing red. Its not right. what i dont understnad is why a team would wear purple just because, ala Rockies or Vikings[/quote]

      Rockies have purple because of the line in the song “America the Beautiful” (written at Pikes Peak just a bit south of Denver) about purple mountain majesties. I’d be happy with forest green mountains myself.

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

      [quote comment=”91234″]well you can add elijah dukes to my list of hated sports dickheads.[/quote]

      He should have been there last season after he walked out on the Rays.

    • Jeff B | May 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

      [quote comment=”91231″][quote comment=”91225″]
      Wow! That gave me chills and the sweats. It may just be my preference for Canada’s anthem over ours, but if that’s not a way to honor a country and unite a crowd, then I don’t know what is.[/quote]

      Watch the video again. You can get a good shot of the Oilers’ dressing room attendant when they pan across Ryan Smyth’s face. Joey Moss was hired by the Oilers in the early 1980s because of Wayne Gretzky, who was dating Joey’s sister, singer Vicki Moss. Joey was born with Down’s Syndrome, and Wayne grew close to him during his time with the Oilers.

      Every year, the “Joey Moss Cup” is held in early September during training camp.

      In 2003, Moss was honoured by the NHL Alumni Association with its “Seventh Man Award”, honouring those for their dedication and service behind the scenes.

      And if you watch him sing in the video, he is one heckuva proud Canadian lad. :o)[/quote]

      It would help if I knew more definitively who Ryan Smyth was (only heard of him because he was traded this year and wasn’t too happy about it, yes?), but I think I spotted him.

    • UW justin | May 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

      [quote comment=”91235″][quote comment=”91124″]Being from baitmore I love the Ravens and their purple uniforms. But the thing is the dfference between the ravens and most other teams that wear purple is that the ravens have a reason for wearing purple. And a legit reason at that. This being a raven’s feathers are black and purple. It would be like having the cardinals wearing blue and the blue jays wearing red. Its not right. what i dont understnad is why a team would wear purple just because, ala Rockies or Vikings[/quote]

      Rockies have purple because of the line in the song “America the Beautiful” (written at Pikes Peak just a bit south of Denver) about purple mountain majesties. I’d be happy with forest green mountains myself.[/quote]

      The University of Washington wears Purple and Gold because of this excert from Lord Byron’s “Destruction of Sennacherib.”

      “The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
      And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
      And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
      And the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.”

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

      [quote comment=”91243″]
      It would help if I knew more definitively who Ryan Smyth was (only heard of him because he was traded this year and wasn’t too happy about it, yes?), but I think I spotted him.[/quote]

      From 56 seconds to about the 1 minute mark, you can see Ryan Smyth’s face, and Joey singing his heart out. :o)

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

      [quote comment=”91222″][quote comment=”91217″]Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      ive often wondered why more stadiums didnt do that. i mean, actually announce, “we would like to have tonights national anthem be sung by you the fans”
      maybe on fan appreciation days…[/quote]

      Now isn’t that sweet… I would have just thought it was because the person who was supposed to sing the anthem got caught in a snow storm…

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

      [quote comment=”91086″][quote comment=”91040″]Makes me want to play bingo for some reason

      Just wrong
      [/quote]
      Oh my… That is priceless! I would absolutely love to see the back of that mascot’s head but have come up empty handed so far.

      While looking I found this amazing uni… not sure if Paul considers this blasphemy or not.[/quote]

      And really guys… no comment about my flames uni?

    • Philly Bill | May 23, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

      [quote comment=”91247″][quote comment=”91243″]
      It would help if I knew more definitively who Ryan Smyth was (only heard of him because he was traded this year and wasn’t too happy about it, yes?), but I think I spotted him.[/quote]

      From 56 seconds to about the 1 minute mark, you can see Ryan Smyth’s face, and Joey singing his heart out. :o)[/quote]

      Rogers SportsNet (similar to the regional FSN channels in the US) uses a clip of that footage of Joey for its promos for Oilers broadcasts.

      Which team does the regional SportsNet carry in Winnipeg, Teebz?

    • Philly Bill | May 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

      [quote comment=”91249″][quote comment=”91086″][quote comment=”91040″]Makes me want to play bingo for some reason

      Just wrong
      [/quote]
      Oh my… That is priceless! I would absolutely love to see the back of that mascot’s head but have come up empty handed so far.

      While looking I found this amazing uni… not sure if Paul considers this blasphemy or not.[/quote]

      And really guys… no comment about my flames uni?[/quote]

      I mentioned it like 50 posts ago! I thought it was a Harley-Davidson promo.

    • Seth H | May 23, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

      man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)

      They sell the Mr. Met hats at the store inside Shea. Or at least they did last year during the NLCS when I bought one for my 7 year old.

    • Jeff B | May 23, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

      [quote comment=”91247″][quote comment=”91243″]
      It would help if I knew more definitively who Ryan Smyth was (only heard of him because he was traded this year and wasn’t too happy about it, yes?), but I think I spotted him.[/quote]

      From 56 seconds to about the 1 minute mark, you can see Ryan Smyth’s face, and Joey singing his heart out. :o)[/quote]

      That’s what I suspected. And I blame my hockey ignorance on the dying Blackhawks here in Chicago. I think I was them play once this year and that was on NBC for the game of the week or something. Too bad, since that Hawk-head logo is a thing of beauty.

    • Chico Mike | May 23, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

      “This being a raven’s feathers are black and purple. It would be like having the cardinals wearing blue and the blue jays wearing red.”

      Not quite, as the Cardinals weren’t named after a bird.

      On another note, I read somewhere that there was a guy at the draft lottery last night wearing a custom Celtics Oden jersey. That guy must be doubly pissed they won’t get Oden!

    • Seth H | May 23, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

      man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)

      They sell the Mr. Met hats at the store inside Shea. Or at least they did last year during the NLCS when I bought one for my 7 year old.

      You can also get it online. http://shop.mlb.com/...

    • BurghFan | May 23, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

      From yesterday:

      As far as I know, yes, it is NFL mandated (at least until this year). When an NFL team has two memebers with the same last name, each player must use the first initial as well.

      This has NEVER been a rule. Since the NFL started requiring names in 1970, the Steelers have never used initials, whether it was four guys named Davis in 1973, Aaron and Marvel Smith for the past few years, or anybody else.

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

      [quote comment=”91242″][quote comment=”91234″]well you can add elijah dukes to my list of hated sports dickheads.[/quote]

      He should have been there last season after he walked out on the Rays.[/quote]

      i know im gonna get hammered for my language so just visually edit it as you read it. i really cant stand these fucking douchebag pro athletes.
      chris henry
      adam jones (i refuse to call him by that nickname)
      elijah dukes
      etc.
      i mean, here you go, your world on a platter, security for 2 or 3 lifetimes. now go fuck it up.
      especially those who commit crimes or violence towards women.
      i mean, fucking control your behavior! you represent a city, a pro sports team, a pro sports league, but more importantly your family name.
      there is no excuse for shit like that.

      ok, now that thats done.

      [quote comment=”91245″]The University of Washington wears Purple and Gold because of this excert from Lord Byron’s “Destruction of Sennacherib.”

      “The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
      And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
      And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
      And the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.”[/quote]

      did anyone else read the above picturing gil grissom saying it and having it immediately followed by the CSI theme song like i did?

    • Teebz | May 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

      [quote comment=”91254″][quote comment=”91247″][quote comment=”91243″]
      It would help if I knew more definitively who Ryan Smyth was (only heard of him because he was traded this year and wasn’t too happy about it, yes?), but I think I spotted him.[/quote]

      From 56 seconds to about the 1 minute mark, you can see Ryan Smyth’s face, and Joey singing his heart out. :o)[/quote]

      Rogers SportsNet (similar to the regional FSN channels in the US) uses a clip of that footage of Joey for its promos for Oilers broadcasts.

      Which team does the regional SportsNet carry in Winnipeg, Teebz?[/quote]

      We get fed a healthy diet of Calgary and Edmonton as we’re on the Sportsnet West sked. I don’t mind it, but I got tired of watching the Oilers go through the motions post-Smyth trade.

    • todd krevanchi | May 23, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

      [quote comment=”91260″]man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)

      They sell the Mr. Met hats at the store inside Shea. Or at least they did last year during the NLCS when I bought one for my 7 year old.

      You can also get it online. http://shop.mlb.com/...

      seth, you the man!
      i know lids has a hall of famer hat (basically a franchise) with just the head of mr. redlegs, but i want the whole body, and the year… identical to the set up of that mr. met one!!!

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

      [quote comment=”91190″][quote comment=”91177″][quote comment=”91174″][quote comment=”91166″][quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.[/quote]

      But better than this…

      http://www.lids.com/...
      Wow. Now that’s a God-awful hat. Get a free bowl of soup with that?[/quote]

      Another entry in the God-awful sweepstakes[/quote]
      Is that the ‘Autism Awareness’ lid?

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

      [quote comment=”91223″][quote comment=”91185″]
      Mr. Celery whups all comers up and down the block every day and twice on Sunday.[/quote]

      WTF?? I’m not at all sure what celery has to do with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, but the mascot made me laugh till I was blowing snot bubbles. You are absolutely correct — Mr. Celery is king of all off-the-wall (or possibly drug-induced) mascots. Possibly even more vacuous than Big Red.[/quote]

      Turns out Mr. Celery has nothing at all to do with Wilmington Blue Bluerocks and is quite possibly drug induced…

      I would have to say the Astros train (now filled with oranges) at The Juice Box is a much better idea for home run celebrations! (as lame as it is…) Perhaps we could get Otto from Syracuse to run around – he is supposed to be an orange. Produce is produce.

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

      Hereis the story.

    • joe | May 23, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

      The hawks fan(s) have been cheering since long before the ’91 ASG. They have also been doing it ever since. NBC not knowing snot about the Chicago tradition attributed it to cheering for the troops. I would agree that it might have been louder then normal, but thats hard to quantify sice you couldn’t hear anything after the first notes of the song ever.

    • Smail | May 23, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

      [quote comment=”91130″][quote comment=”91029″]Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.[/quote]

      First time I noticed that font (which shows up great on TV) was with the Ottawa Senators Alternates (now home) unis. It’s also on their current alternate uni. Can’t find a good picture, though.[/quote]

      Gotta jump in here, as you’re talking about Serpentine, one of my favorite typefaces. Serpentine is used on the red and black Senators’ jersey nameplates and numbers, but it is slightly different than the Army logo and the Ducks “A”. The Atlantic 10 conference logo is also written in Serpentine as are a couple individual school logos. During March Madness, I saw Serpentine all over the place, and it does show up well from a distance.

      Upon further inspection, it looks like the Ducks may have had a custom font created, as their uniform numbers also have that little dash in the upper left.

    • schuby | May 23, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

      [quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      These are my favorite cows. Haha

    • Andy | May 23, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

      [quote comment=”91264″]
      i know im gonna get hammered for my language so just visually edit it as you read it. i really cant stand these fucking douchebag pro athletes.
      chris henry
      adam jones (i refuse to call him by that nickname)
      elijah dukes
      etc.
      i mean, here you go, your world on a platter, security for 2 or 3 lifetimes. now go fuck it up.
      especially those who commit crimes or violence towards women.
      i mean, fucking control your behavior! you represent a city, a pro sports team, a pro sports league, but more importantly your family name.
      there is no excuse for shit like that.[/quote]

      You can’t expect someone’s character to improve by throwing money at him.
      Elijah Dukes is just like this guy.

    • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | May 23, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

      [quote comment=”91291″][quote comment=”91264″]
      i know im gonna get hammered for my language so just visually edit it as you read it. i really cant stand these fucking douchebag pro athletes.
      chris henry
      adam jones (i refuse to call him by that nickname)
      elijah dukes
      etc.
      i mean, here you go, your world on a platter, security for 2 or 3 lifetimes. now go fuck it up.
      especially those who commit crimes or violence towards women.
      i mean, fucking control your behavior! you represent a city, a pro sports team, a pro sports league, but more importantly your family name.
      there is no excuse for shit like that.[/quote]

      You can’t expect someone’s character to improve by throwing money at him.
      Elijah Dukes is just like this guy.[/quote]

      i dont care. money or no money. you are a professional. get it together.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

      [quote comment=”91257″]man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)

      They sell the Mr. Met hats at the store inside Shea. Or at least they did last year during the NLCS when I bought one for my 7 year old.[/quote]

      I got one of those caps at Shea last year. I also got one for my daughter, and also got her a pink one with ladybugs on it and the “NY” logo. Much to my surprise (and probably Minna’s delight), she prefers the Mr. Met cap to the pink one.

      Of course, it could be that she entirely likes the character on the blue cap instead of the pink one, but still……

    • chris | May 23, 2007 at 7:25 pm |

      Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 7:33 pm |

      [quote comment=”91278″][quote comment=”91190″][quote comment=”91177″][quote comment=”91174″][quote comment=”91166″][quote comment=”91162″]RE: post #101 (ugly Reds hat)

      Why did they use Mr. Redlegs(?) to squash a bug?[/quote]
      Its better than this crap. Just barely, though.[/quote]

      But better than this…

      http://www.lids.com/...
      Wow. Now that’s a God-awful hat. Get a free bowl of soup with that?[/quote]

      Another entry in the God-awful sweepstakes[/quote]
      Is that the ‘Autism Awareness’ lid?[/quote]

      Funny.

      This would actually be a pretty sharp cap if not for the stupid stitching on the sides.

    • StevieW | May 23, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

      I think Grissom is the miniture killer.
      I like the blowfish logo a little more than the Anderson Joes. There should be barefeet instead of shoes to represent Shoeless Joe. I do love the “8” in the “O”
      I hate Chris Berman doing baseball games. I think him and Brett Favre should retire together and move to the moon.

      That should bring me up to speed on the comments for a while.
      Thanks

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

      This look liks something the ushers at Shea would wear.

      This looks like it would be right at home in Lastings Milledge’s closet.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

      [quote comment=”91331″]I hate Chris Berman doing baseball games.[/quote]

      I’m sure there are more than a few people on here who would backbackbackbackback you up on that.

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 8:22 pm |

      [quote comment=”91326″]Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random[/quote]

      No kidding… wtf? I noticed that too, is it new? Also have a black ribbon logo on the field. What is up with the black armband on the Yank’s sleeves?

    • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 23, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

      [quote comment=”91326″]Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random[/quote]

      Do you mean random as in “why are they wearing the logo” or “why are they wearing it today?” I don’t know why they’re wearing it today but they’re wearing it because a student shot and killed 32 other students on April 16, 2007. You can learn more about it here.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

      [quote comment=”91344″][quote comment=”91326″]Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random[/quote]

      No kidding… wtf? I noticed that too, is it new? Also have a black ribbon logo on the field. What is up with the black armband on the Yank’s sleeves?[/quote]

      The Yankees traditionally wear a black armband when someone in the Yankee organization passes away; in this case, Cory Lidle, who died in a plane crash during the offseason.

    • Anthony Verna | May 23, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

      The president of VT was interviewed tonight on YES. (YES is the Yankees Entertainment and Sports “network” where Yanks games are shown.)

      As to why tonight is the night the Yanks chose to do their VT tribute . . . I don’t know. I haven’t heard an explanation.

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

      [quote comment=”91348″][quote comment=”91326″]Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random[/quote]

      Do you mean random as in “why are they wearing the logo” or “why are they wearing it today?” I don’t know why they’re wearing it today but they’re wearing it because a student shot and killed 32 other students on April 16, 2007. You can learn more about it here.[/quote]
      For the sake of mankind, I hope it is the latter.

    • Scott | May 23, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

      [quote]Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.[/quote]
      The tail on top is the only thing those A’s have in common. Look how far apart the legs are on the two A’s…not even close. And I can’t tell for sure, but it looks like the space in the center of the A is a trapezoid on the Duck sweater, but it’s a triangle in the Army logo.

    • Mike Engle | May 23, 2007 at 8:58 pm |

      [quote comment=”91358″][quote]Saw some stolen fonts yesterday. Chris Pronger’s assistant captain ‘A’ is in the same font as the Army Hockey uniform/typeface.

      Pronger

      Army Hockey

      Note the tail on the top of the ‘A’.[/quote]
      The tail on top is the only thing those A’s have in common. Look how far apart the legs are on the two A’s…not even close. And I can’t tell for sure, but it looks like the space in the center of the A is a trapezoid on the Duck sweater, but it’s a triangle in the Army logo.[/quote]
      Might I also add that the Pronger A has a sharp corner where the Army A has a smooth curve towards the top of the letter.

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 9:11 pm |

      [quote comment=”91355″][quote comment=”91348″][quote comment=”91326″]Yankees sporting VT Virginia Tech logos on their caps

      Kind of odd unless I missed something, but thats pretty random[/quote]

      Do you mean random as in “why are they wearing the logo” or “why are they wearing it today?” I don’t know why they’re wearing it today but they’re wearing it because a student shot and killed 32 other students on April 16, 2007. You can learn more about it here.[/quote]
      For the sake of mankind, I hope it is the latter.[/quote]

      Why are they wearing it today… all this time after the fact, unless of course they will be wearing it all year – which I gather is not the case.

      Nevermind… here it is. Why today still seems to elude me.

    • douglas | May 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

      [quote comment=”91289″][quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      These are my favorite cows. Haha[/quote]
      actually their nickname is the burros (kind of donkey in spanish), almost as funny.

    • Mike Engle | May 23, 2007 at 9:28 pm |

      [quote comment=”91369″][quote comment=”91289″][quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      These are my favorite cows. Haha[/quote]
      actually their nickname is the burros (kind of donkey in spanish), almost as funny.[/quote]
      I like the EAT MOR CHIKIN cows. Mmmm, Chick-Fil-A. If only they would serve on Sundays…

    • susan | May 23, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

      [quote comment=”91371″][quote comment=”91369″][quote comment=”91289″][quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      These are my favorite cows. Haha[/quote]
      actually their nickname is the burros (kind of donkey in spanish), almost as funny.[/quote]
      I like the EAT MOR CHIKIN cows. Mmmm, Chick-Fil-A. If only they would serve on Sundays…[/quote]

      Not sure if this ad made it nationwide – but there is a fantastic chicken dance that the Chick-Fil-A cows did on the videotron at the Dallas Stars games a few years back.

    • Steve | May 23, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

      The Yanks are wearing the patch on their hats because the president of VT was at the game to throw out the first pitch.

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

      [quote comment=”91377″]The Yanks are wearing the patch on their hats because the president of VT was at the game to throw out the first pitch.[/quote]

      Here’s a shot of A-Rod with the VT patch on his hat.

      http://sports.yahoo....

    • Joey Guns | May 23, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

      [quote comment=”91378″][quote comment=”91377″]The Yanks are wearing the patch on their hats because the president of VT was at the game to throw out the first pitch.[/quote]

      Here’s a shot of A-Rod with the VT patch on his hat.

      http://sports.yahoo....

      Anyone know what the deal with A-Rod’s belt is? It looks like got it at a garage sale. That thing is ancient!

    • Mike Engle | May 23, 2007 at 9:51 pm |

      [quote comment=”91378″][quote comment=”91377″]The Yanks are wearing the patch on their hats because the president of VT was at the game to throw out the first pitch.[/quote]

      Here’s a shot of A-Rod with the VT patch on his hat.

      http://sports.yahoo....
      Jorge Posada has a VT insignia on the shoulder cap of his chest protector. If I may editorialize, I think it looks silly there. It should have been placed either in the center of the belly pad or on his hat.

    • jere | May 23, 2007 at 9:57 pm |

      The Yankees traditionally wear a black armband when someone in the Yankee organization passes away

      They wore a 5 on their sleeves when Joe DiMaggio died.

    • Mike Engle | May 23, 2007 at 10:02 pm |

      [quote comment=”91385″]The Yankees traditionally wear a black armband when someone in the Yankee organization passes away

      They wore a 5 on their sleeves when Joe DiMaggio died.[/quote]
      I’ll guess that the difference is that Joe D. is a retired number for the Yankees, whereas recent deaths Cory Lidle and Catfish Hunter are not.

    • Sage Confucius | May 23, 2007 at 10:18 pm |

      [quote comment=”91070″][quote comment=”91033″][quote comment=”90980″]Here is the link to Blowfish merchandise. The hat is a flex hat for $20…gotta have one![/quote]

      I am heading to SC to visit family for my birthday at the end of June. I’ll have to stop by and pick up one of those. I believe the team just started playing either last year or the year before. The took over the stadium that the Capital City Bombers used. The Bombers are now the Anderson Joe’s that have been mentioned recently.

      Oh yeah, in case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet – the team is named after these blowfish.[/quote]

      Actually, the Bombers are now the Greenville Drive of the SAL, who just moved into a new stadium, West End Field, that has a replica of the Green Monster in left field. [/quote]

      Thanks for the correction. That’s what I get for trying to sound sage-like after working all night.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

      Little discussion on the Mets telecast about the sleeve patches the Mets wear. Keith Hernandez makes a comment about how he likes the patches, followed by Gary Cohen asking him whether he likes them “on the ‘traditoinal’ black uniforms?”, with a bit of sarcasm. Hernandez and Ron Darling laugh, at which point Mex says “yes, even on the ‘traditiional’ black uniforms”.

      Guess they’re not crazy about the black either.

    • Mr. Met | May 23, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

      [quote comment=”91386″][quote comment=”91385″]The Yankees traditionally wear a black armband when someone in the Yankee organization passes away

      They wore a 5 on their sleeves when Joe DiMaggio died.[/quote]
      I’ll guess that the difference is that Joe D. is a retired number for the Yankees, whereas recent deaths Cory Lidle and Catfish Hunter are not.[/quote]

      I would also posit that the iconic DiMaggio deserved a different tribute than some run-of-the-mill Yankee like Lidle, just like I’m sure when Steinbrenner passes away there will be a special patch along with the usual black armband.

    • Jill | May 23, 2007 at 10:57 pm |

      [quote comment=”91374″][quote comment=”91371″][quote comment=”91369″][quote comment=”91289″][quote comment=”91060″]Wow. I just found that Blowfish hat yesterday. Now they’ll be sold out before I can get one!

      One of my favorite summer college teams are the Delaware(OH) Cows and their mascot, Mookie[/quote]

      These are my favorite cows. Haha[/quote]
      actually their nickname is the burros (kind of donkey in spanish), almost as funny.[/quote]
      I like the EAT MOR CHIKIN cows. Mmmm, Chick-Fil-A. If only they would serve on Sundays…[/quote]

      Not sure if this ad made it nationwide – but there is a fantastic chicken dance that the Chick-Fil-A cows did on the videotron at the Dallas Stars games a few years back.[/quote]

      I hate the Eat Mor Chikin cows. I hate how Chick-Fil-A ruined the flag poles at Minute Maid with their hideous advertisement. I can’t get over the fact that the cows are smart enough to make the argument that you should eat chicken but can’t spell the word more or chicken and make certain letters backward. I keep expecting to see a cow grazing on the hill at Minute Maid during a game with an Astros jersey on. I hope Drayton McLain is not reading this. Don’t want to give him any ideas.

    • Tommy Tushaus | May 23, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

      For the Coastal Plains League’s logo it seems the right leg of the figure has stirrups on, but the left leg has the socks down low. That doesn’t make sense.

    • Stuby | May 23, 2007 at 11:27 pm |

      The VT patch on the Yankees cap looked to be on the left rear quadrant. Kind of a dumb place for a patch. Why wouldn’t they stick it up front in a place of prominence?

      Weird, though, that a number tribute on the back of a football helmet doesn’t seem odd at all.

    • JP | May 23, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

      More pics from Ernie Davis…check out the WVU beauties!

      http://blog.360.yaho...

    • Vincent A. Cipollone | May 23, 2007 at 11:34 pm |

      The Rockies went Ugly x 2 the past two days, wearing purple yesterday and the black on black vests today.

    • Matt Takimoto "Tako" | May 23, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

      the ducks will win only if they bust out the nid-90s jerseys and pull the flying v at a pivotal moment in the series.

    • Elwood | May 24, 2007 at 12:11 am |

      Just noticed this tonight, but looking at some other pics show this isn’t an immediate development–Barry Zito doesn’t have the orange button on top of his hat.

      Also, Condi Rice was at the game tonight with Australia’s foreign minister. She was wearing a Giants dugout jacket, and chatted with Willie Mays for a bit (her mom taught Willie in high school, according to Kruk and Kuip).

    • Alan | May 24, 2007 at 12:22 am |

      I cant believe that nobody commented on the Babe Ruth video. That was TREMENDOUS! I wonder what the Babe did with those tomatoes when the camera wasnt rolling…

    • dan s | May 24, 2007 at 12:27 am |

      random blog, so here is a random pick of some baseball fields in Ireland I found, I would only hope they have a no purple unis rule and wear their stir-ups with stripes!

      http://en.wikipedia....

    • Minna H. | May 24, 2007 at 12:28 am |

      [quote comment=”91325″][quote comment=”91257″]man id love a lids.com cincinnati reds franchise hat with the running mr. redlegs, just as id like a mets franchise with mr. met on it (like jerry seinfeld wore here)

      They sell the Mr. Met hats at the store inside Shea. Or at least they did last year during the NLCS when I bought one for my 7 year old.[/quote]

      I got one of those caps at Shea last year. I also got one for my daughter, and also got her a pink one with ladybugs on it and the “NY” logo. Much to my surprise (and probably Minna’s delight), she prefers the Mr. Met cap to the pink one.

      Of course, it could be that she entirely likes the character on the blue cap instead of the pink one, but still……[/quote]

      Mr. Met, it just goes to show that your daughter has good taste.

      As for why today for the NY Yankees and the VT patches, I’m guessing it’s a matter of timing. This was probably the date that worked best for everybody and was the fastest they could put things together.

      Vincent C., I like the black-on-black Colorado jerseys/vests, but the black sweatband has to go. The black high socks are a nice touch, though.

    • Paul Lukas | May 24, 2007 at 12:31 am |

      [quote comment=”91422″]Just noticed this tonight, but looking at some other pics show this isn’t an immediate development–Barry Zito doesn’t have the orange button on top of his hat.[/quote]

      Yes he does.

    • susan | May 24, 2007 at 2:51 am |

      [quote comment=”91400″][quote comment=”91374″][quote comment=”91371″][quote comment=”91369″][quote comment=”91289″][quote comment=”91060″]

      I like the EAT MOR CHIKIN cows. Mmmm, Chick-Fil-A. If only they would serve on Sundays…[/quote]

      Not sure if this ad made it nationwide – but there is a fantastic chicken dance that the Chick-Fil-A cows did on the videotron at the Dallas Stars games a few years back.[/quote]

      I hate the Eat Mor Chikin cows. I hate how Chick-Fil-A ruined the flag poles at Minute Maid with their hideous advertisement. I can’t get over the fact that the cows are smart enough to make the argument that you should eat chicken but can’t spell the word more or chicken and make certain letters backward. I keep expecting to see a cow grazing on the hill at Minute Maid during a game with an Astros jersey on. I hope Drayton McLain is not reading this. Don’t want to give him any ideas.[/quote]

      Wow, that is horrible… I saw the baseline pole. So, what if it hits the advertisement and then bounces foul…???

    • baude | May 24, 2007 at 3:38 am |

      More sock peculiarities. I don’t know about you but toe-socks always seemed creepy to me.

    • Sage Confucius | May 24, 2007 at 6:23 am |

      [quote comment=”91179″]Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?[/quote]

      What bothers me is that we apparently only have 15 states now. 35 have disappeared. At least there are 13 stripes. But, yes, it is facing the wrong way…as other have already said.

    • Sage Confucius | May 24, 2007 at 6:31 am |

      [quote comment=”91218″][quote comment=”91217″][quote comment=”91191″]I agree with WVU tom…once my team (the pens) are done, I root for the canadien teams, such as the oilers and the flames recently. I am a huge hockey fan, playing since the age of 4. I have been to games in a lot of NHL arenas, but one game sticks out in my head as being absolutely crazy, and that was the habs @ the leafs 2 seasons ago. Those fans are so much more dedicated than some U.S. Fans, and deserve to win.[/quote]

      Sorry to stray from the uni-topic, but to me, this was one of the most patriotic, awe-inspiring things I have ever seen, and I’m sure it wasn’t just this game that this happened.[/quote]

      No, they did that in every game from the West Final through to Game Six of the Finals.

      Check the 1991 All-Star Game anthem from Chicago. They cheered the entire time as a way to cheer on the troops who were watching the game overseas. Chicago Blackhawks fans have always been amazing. It’s too bad that Bill Wirtz has killed all passion for the Hawks in that city.[/quote]

      I was one of those troops hanging out in Saudi Arabia. There weren’t a lot of us watching it because of scheduling (we were doing 4 on, 4 off shifts), but it’s always moving to see support from home.

    • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | May 24, 2007 at 8:24 am |

      [quote comment=”91179″]Isn’t the flag pointing the wrong way on this one?[/quote]

      Yes. The flag should be flying the other way on that side of the hat. Imagine that the flag is real and is attached to a pole. Then imagine the player running. The way that the flag would appear as the player ran is how it should be displayed on the cap.

    • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | May 24, 2007 at 8:30 am |

      [quote comment=”91196″]Not to bring the whole uniform cameo issue up again, but has anyone ever seen a picture of Dave Kingman in a Padres uniform? I was hoping for someone to find that.[/quote]

      What’s your opinion of Kingman’s performance?

    • Mark in Shiga | May 24, 2007 at 8:44 am |

      Elijah Dukes detractors: has the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” stopped applying in the US these days?

      You don’t have to go far to find cases of athletes being falsely accused of crimes, with he media piling on the insults, only to find that they were innocent. Let’s hold off on the condemnation of Elijah Dukes until we get the whole story.

      Off the soapbox now.

      And Baude, I’ve worn those toe-socks before; here in Japan they’re easy to find. They look weird but are great when recovering from athlete’s foot.

    • xyz | May 24, 2007 at 8:53 am |

      I believe the Browns had switched back to the grey masks last year. The throwback helmets had numbers on the side with the grey masks and their regular helmet were plain with the grey masks.

    • Elwood | May 24, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

      [quote comment=”91430″][quote comment=”91422″]Just noticed this tonight, but looking at some other pics show this isn’t an immediate development–Barry Zito doesn’t have the orange button on top of his hat.[/quote]

      Yes he does.[/quote]

      That’s from the Oakland game. I swear he didn’t last night, but of course there’s no good photos to show either way and I don’t have a Tivo or anything.

    • Scott in TO | May 24, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

      Just finished reading the article on ESPN.com about Nomar’s pin. Can’t really tell but it looks like it could be a Yellow Jacket from his days at Georgia Tech.

    • Mike | May 24, 2007 at 11:52 pm |

      Very awesome ESPN article today. I wonder how many other players have worn or are wearing personal items like that when playing but we’ll never know about.

      Anybody mention yet that the W in the new ESPN Uni Watch logo/pennant/accompaniment they put with the articles looks like the W from the Washington Nationals/Senators caps?

      I’m probably the only one that notices those type of things.

    • Adam | May 28, 2007 at 11:56 am |

      In regards to the Padres/Cardinals ’70 Throwback night, you said that the Padres were wearing belts that night instead of the usual elastic band. The Cardinals were wearing that elastic band that night. Personally, I thought that it would have been easier on your part to get that picture of, say, Scott Rolen or Albert Pujols?

    • jharbaugh | August 15, 2007 at 10:11 am |

      [quote comment=”90997″]I wonder what the deal is with the Browns helmets this year. Last year’s team wore gray facemasks for the 60th anniversary…..so either Joe Thomas in mini-camp was wearing one of last years helmets, or they are keeping the gray facemask this season.[/quote]

      The Browns did not wear gray facemasks as a tribute to the 60th anniversary, they have been added permanently to the uniform.