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Minor Matters

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Got two really interesting communiqués involving minor league baseball yesterday. The first came from Benjamin Guest, who checked in with the following:

The Birmingham Barons, AA affiliate of the ChiSox, used to play at Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in the country. Back in the late ’80s, they moved out to a park in the suburbs of Hoover that has even less charm than the big league club’s new Comiskey, and Rickwood was slated for demolition. But the city of Birmingham didn’t have enough money to knock it over, so it’s still there. Once a year, the Barons hop in a time machine, go back to Rickwood, and throw on some awesome uniforms, (flannel a couple years back — dudes were bitching).

On Wednesday, they went back to the 1964 season, when the team was a KC A’s affiliate. The Barons wore the ’64 team’s road golds at home [here’s another shot], while the visiting Jacksonville Suns wore their home 1967 whites (Nolan Ryan was on that team). It looked pretty cool, if you can get past the Barons’ black helmets.

Man, I love that — not just throwback unis, but a throwback stadium! And speaking of stadia, that brings us to the other note I received yesterday, this one from Alan Duke, who wrote thusly:

About a month ago, I drove down to San Jose to check out Municipal Stadium and see the San Jose Giants play the Modesto Nuts. Misjudging traffic, I get there a little early and walked around the ballpark, where I noticed that most every sign had been painted by hand. In addition to the standard “Thanks for coming” and advertising signage, they have an extensive series of murals featuring the current logos from all the minor league clubs, as well as a comprehensive “history of baseball” timeline for the San Jose region. I particularly like the hand-painted team pennants (notice the painted tacks “attaching” them to wall). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a credit for the artist or team of artists. Highly recommended to check out when in the Bay Area!

Gorgeous stuff. Alan took nearly three dozen of these photos, which I’ve assembled into a slide show that you can see here.

Membership Update: Über-thanks to all who made the first day of the official Uni Watch membership program such a smashing success. Scott Turner is busily preparing the first batch of membership cards, and I’ll start adding all of you to the membership roster shortly (it’s gonna take a few days, but don’t worry, it’ll happen). I truly appreciate the support, as well as all the kind words that many of you included in your membership orders — thanks again.

And one small update: If you go to the Membership page, you’ll see that I’ve added sneak peeks of the artwork from each of the three style guides available at Level Three.

Uni Watch News Ticker: “Thought you might find this old Washington Huskies photo interesting,” writes Patrick Woody. “It was, of all places, hanging by the bathrooms in a Seattle grocery store near the University. We were on vacation there during Memorial Day weekend.” … The Cool Base thing just does not look good (great screen grab by Tim Bennett). … Seth Horowitz notes that the Duke lacrosse player in this photo has a little “MP” notation on his helmet, an apparent shout-out to former coach Mike Pressler. … First, as I reported yesterday, Dan Ortmeier’s left-sleeve patch was missing; then, last night, as Chris Shastid points out, the Giants’ right-sleeve All-Star Game patch was missing from Fred Lewis’s jersey (and Ortmeier’s patch was still MIA). … Former MLBer Tom Brookens, now managing in the Tigers’ minor league system, is setting a fine hosiery example for the young ’uns (with thanks to Luke Larson). … Interesting note from Doug Steffenson, who writes: “Those of us who follow sailing have been following our ‘Super Bowl’ over the past few months, as the America’s Cup races have been taking place in Valencia, Spain. The Italian team Lunna Rossa is sponsored and outfitted by the design house Prada. Does a pricey designer mean better team uniforms? I’ll leave that up to the experts like yourself. Other teams, like the U.S. entry BMW Oracle, have crew names and numbers on the back of their racing unis.” I happen to have sailed quite a bit while growing up (my hometown was right on the Great South Bay, don’tcha know), and I can assure you that nobody dressed me up in Prada or slapped a uni number on my back. Can’t these clowns sail in cut-offs and sneakers, like everybody else? … One of the Baltimore Sun‘s sports columnists devoted his entire column today to the debate over the Orioles’ road jersey insignia. But as Matt French notes, “The writer is one smug son of a bitch, talking about the trivialities of ‘baseball laundry.’ ”

 

255 comments to Minor Matters

  • Chris Hilf | June 1, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    Pittsburgh Steelers new punter, Dan Sepulveda, sporting a pair of Nike Zoom T90’s. Also from that paper, another picture of the gold helmets, this time by Troy Polamalu. Note that he is also playing with a soccer ball.

  • Brian Terreson | June 1, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    are there any shots of that old stadium?

  • Robert | June 1, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    That’s great stuff on the Barons. Are there any photos of the throwback game that give a better view of the park? The photo with the ancient Burma-Shave ad in the background is fantastic.

  • Bob | June 1, 2007 at 9:07 am |

    Jim Caple of ESPN.com did a story on Rickwood Field not too long ago here. Some nice photos there.

  • Bob | June 1, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    Oops, messed up the link for the Caple story. Here it is.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    [quote comment=”96032″]are there any shots of that old stadium?[/quote]

    I wasn’t there, but here are plenty of shots of Rickwood Field.

  • MichaelM | June 1, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    In the same line as the Prada Sponsorship, Hugo Boss has been a sponsor of the McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 team for a while. They’ve had a bit more “style” to their team since then including the DarthVader look of their Pit Crew:

    http://www.viewimage...

    I can’t find a good picture of it, but last week at Monaco, Fernando Alonso’s Helmet had been Diamond studded:

    http://www.viewimage...

  • anthony | June 1, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    …cool find Alan Duke!

    My Dad was a sign painter (as well as boats, restaurants, trucks, etc.) for almost 30 years until computers basically put him out of business. Other than places like Disney World, or old fashioned boardwalk locations, it’s hard to find a collection of hand painted signs anymore. It really lends a “down home” feeling to see the work and craftsmanship that was put into hand painted sign or mural.

  • Adam | June 1, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    Why the hate for Comiskey Park (aka US Cellular Field)? Anybody who complains it has no charm clearly hasn’t been in a while…

  • Kevin | June 1, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    Sure “The Cell” has had some updates but the place still stinks to see a ball game. No I am not a Cubs fan who is saying this I’m actually a Cards fan so I have no underlying motive to bash the Sox.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    I was thumbing through my copy of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century last night (a great way to kill a few hours) and noticed a few weird things.

    1) I was familiar with the Pirates and Cards wearing stovepipe/pillbox caps in 1976 for the NL 100th anniversary, but according to the book (and Dressed to the Nines – same database) The Mets, Reds and Phillies had the same kind of hats as an alt. that season. Does anyone have any actual photos of these being worn? check it out here

    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.

  • Joseph J. Finn | June 1, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Sure “The Cell” [ed: Comiskey Park] has had some updates but the place still stinks to see a ball game.

    Sure, unless you like great sight lines, comfortable seating, great ameneties and concessions and no poles to block your view. It’s easily one of the better places to watch a game these days, and nice and easy to get to.

  • xyz | June 1, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Great article on Rickwood Field, truly a classic. However, it may be the oldest ‘baseball’ stadium but Harvard stadium was built in 1903 making it the most senior stadium in the country. (And it is still in use on a regular basis, unfortunately they abandoned the natural turf a few years ago.)

  • al | June 1, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    There was recent discussion regarding font inconsistancy. Last night i noticed that the font for “Cleveland” in the Cavs logo is different than “Cavaliers”. Howerver, when “Cleveland” is on their unis, as it was last night, the font matches “Cavaliers”.

    BTW … LBJ was incredible.

  • +JohnnyBoy- | June 1, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”96058″]There was recent discussion regarding font inconsistancy. Last night i noticed that the font for “Cleveland” in the Cavs logo is different than “Cavaliers”. Howerver, when “Cleveland” is on their unis, as it was last night, the font matches “Cavaliers”.

    BTW … LBJ was incredible.[/quote]
    President Johnson was in the game?

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 1, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    Hey Stuby,

    Here is a pin with Lou Brock in said pillbox cap.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”96050″]I was thumbing through my copy of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century last night (a great way to kill a few hours) and noticed a few weird things.

    1) I was familiar with the Pirates and Cards wearing stovepipe/pillbox caps in 1976 for the NL 100th anniversary, but according to the book (and Dressed to the Nines – same database) The Mets, Reds and Phillies had the same kind of hats as an alt. that season. Does anyone have any actual photos of these being worn? check it out here

    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    I didn’t know about the mets but it does call attention to what they did with the Tidewater Tides (AAA Team) a few years later.

  • Amy | June 1, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted signs are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]
    You can put ketchup on anything :)

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”96063″][quote comment=”96050″]I was thumbing through my copy of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century last night (a great way to kill a few hours) and noticed a few weird things.

    1) I was familiar with the Pirates and Cards wearing stovepipe/pillbox caps in 1976 for the NL 100th anniversary, but according to the book (and Dressed to the Nines – same database) The Mets, Reds and Phillies had the same kind of hats as an alt. that season. Does anyone have any actual photos of these being worn? check it out here

    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    I didn’t know about the mets but it does call attention to what they did with the Tidewater Tides (AAA Team) a few years later.[/quote]

    Another pic from the Tides.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN!

  • Joe Drennan | June 1, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”96056″]Sure “The Cell” [ed: Comiskey Park] has had some updates but the place still stinks to see a ball game.

    Sure, unless you like great sight lines, comfortable seating, great ameneties and concessions and no poles to block your view. It’s easily one of the better places to watch a game these days, and nice and easy to get to.[/quote]

    The Cell is easy to get to because it’s in the middle of the ghetto. Sure there is plenty of parking becasue it’s nothing but abandon lots surrounding the ball park. The sight lines from the upper deck are so nice that you have a better view of the lake than you do the game.
    The Cell could have been a very nice stadium with a few minor adjustments.
    1) Reposition the fields orentation so the outfield looks to the city, giving the centerfield a view of the skyline instead of high rise Chicago Housing Authority buildings
    2) Cover some of that concrete. When the place opened it was so gray from all the concrete it felt steryl, but then again, with the way Sox fans are, (you know, 1st base coach stalking record blasting, Jimbo’s patrons)it was probably easier to simply hose down after games

    The renovations of the 16 year old stadium (it’s sade that a stadium that’s only 16 has gone through I think it’s 3 major renovations) have made the place a little morepleasing, but then again, I last went to the Cell after going to a number of games at the Dome in Minnesota so anything is a step up from that.

  • Phil | June 1, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”96061″]Hey Stuby,

    Here is a pin with Lou Brock in said pillbox cap.[/quote]
    Does everyone notice that the picture of Brock is backwards? The logo looks like the one used for San Jose in the pics posted today.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Check out Bake with the big afro/pillbox hat combo.

  • The Original Lee | June 1, 2007 at 9:57 am |
  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”96057″]Great article on Rickwood Field, truly a classic. However, it may be the oldest ‘baseball’ stadium but Harvard stadium was built in 1903 making it the most senior stadium in the country. (And it is still in use on a regular basis, unfortunately they abandoned the natural turf a few years ago.)[/quote]

    thats king of like the feud that yuengling and molson have… yuengling referring to itself as america’s oldest brewery, while molson is north america’s oldest brewery. molson wanted them to drop it because its misleading to the consumer(country vs continent i guess)…
    either way, i grew up here with yuengling at my feet my whole life, and i cant stand lager… plus, just because one would be labeled “oldest” it wouldnt sway me to drink it…

  • Kenny | June 1, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Oh people…if you put ketchup on one of these, well, may God have mercy on your soul

  • Brian | June 1, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    Maybe I’m imagining things but I could swear I once saw a Dodger pillbox cap. It doesn’t show in the uniform database so I probably am imagining it.

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    the baron’s home, hoover field is also home to
    these guys…
    http://www.bhamwiki....

    football configuration here
    http://www.hoover.k1...

  • Mark in Shiga | June 1, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”96050″]
    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    Just recently, on this site, someone posted a photo of Willie Stargell in the black-yellow-black layered pinstriped white Pirates jersey. It looked like the number was centered on the front. In the Okkonen book, are there any such Pirates jerseys from the 1970s?

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    i dont think you want to get PL, a food writer, and veteran of a few hot dog pieces, going on this topic…
    http://www.e-cookboo...

    shout to yocco’s… a staple in the lehigh valley…

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    I was looking for the Mets 1976 pillbox cap and found this. Looks like it might be from the Binghampton Mets (AA) but I thought, “why can’t they use this as their alt instead of the black?”.

    I’m not trying to start this argument again, but like I said…it just caught my eye.

  • Kenny | June 1, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    Have the Cavs only worn their NAVY aways during the playoffs? I think I prefer the RED ones

  • Miguel | June 1, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”96056″]Sure “The Cell” [ed: Comiskey Park] has had some updates but the place still stinks to see a ball game.

    Sure, unless you like great sight lines, comfortable seating, great ameneties and concessions and no poles to block your view. It’s easily one of the better places to watch a game these days, and nice and easy to get to.[/quote]

    Ah, Comiskey Park…the only stadium that makes one yearn for Three Rivers and Veterans Stadium.

  • Adam | June 1, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”96068″]
    The Cell is easy to get to because it’s in the middle of the ghetto. Sure there is plenty of parking becasue it’s nothing but abandon lots surrounding the ball park. The sight lines from the upper deck are so nice that you have a better view of the lake than you do the game.
    The Cell could have been a very nice stadium with a few minor adjustments.
    1) Reposition the fields orentation so the outfield looks to the city, giving the centerfield a view of the skyline instead of high rise Chicago Housing Authority buildings
    2) Cover some of that concrete. When the place opened it was so gray from all the concrete it felt steryl, but then again, with the way Sox fans are, (you know, 1st base coach stalking record blasting, Jimbo’s patrons)it was probably easier to simply hose down after games

    The renovations of the 16 year old stadium (it’s sade that a stadium that’s only 16 has gone through I think it’s 3 major renovations) have made the place a little morepleasing, but then again, I last went to the Cell after going to a number of games at the Dome in Minnesota so anything is a step up from that.[/quote]

    The knocks at the south side and at Sox fans in general are really mature. Really. And for the record, the CHA high rises are all gone, the neighborhood is just fine (look at the crime records compared to Wrigleyview), and there haven’t been “3 major renovations” – it was one renovation, done over a number of phases. That’s all from me, since it isn’t even really on topic here. I’ll just say this – myself (and I’d wager the vast vast majority of White Sox fans) love our park and would never in a million years switch with Wrigley Field, despite what any so-called “experts” might say.

  • Mark in Cincy | June 1, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    While looking for pics of the Reds wearing pill boxes in ’76, I found this picture of a pennant featuring Mr. Redlegs in one.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”96082″][quote comment=”96050″]
    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    Just recently, on this site, someone posted a photo of Willie Stargell in the black-yellow-black layered pinstriped white Pirates jersey. It looked like the number was centered on the front. In the Okkonen book, are there any such Pirates jerseys from the 1970s?[/quote]
    Mark, I don’t have the book here at work with me, but the ‘Dressed to the Nines’ database is pretty much the same as the book. It didn’t look like the Pirates ever had a centered front uni-number.

    BTW, my book came out around ’93, which is the version available on Amazon. Anyone know whether they have, or will, come out with a newer edition?

  • RHDII | June 1, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”96050″]I was thumbing through my copy of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century last night (a great way to kill a few hours) and noticed a few weird things.

    1) I was familiar with the Pirates and Cards wearing stovepipe/pillbox caps in 1976 for the NL 100th anniversary, but according to the book (and Dressed to the Nines – same database) The Mets, Reds and Phillies had the same kind of hats as an alt. that season. Does anyone have any actual photos of these being worn? check it out here

    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    In this pic I see something I still can’t figure out. When the Astros wore the rainbow jerseys, did they wear the same one at home and on the road or were the road kits slightly off white? Been wondering that for 30 years. Still can’t tell in the Dressed to the Nines pic.

  • Joe Drennan | June 1, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    The knocks at the south side and at Sox fans in general are really mature. Really. And for the record, the CHA high rises are all gone, the neighborhood is just fine (look at the crime records compared to Wrigleyview), and there haven’t been “3 major renovations” – it was one renovation, done over a number of phases. That’s all from me, since it isn’t even really on topic here. I’ll just say this – myself (and I’d wager the vast vast majority of White Sox fans) love our park and would never in a million years switch with Wrigley Field, despite what any so-called “experts” might say.[/quote]

    I agree this isn’t the place for the discussion and felt bad for the post after I sent it. I grew up near Comisky and loved the old place for all it’s charm, but have never liked the new one. Many of my comments were in good humor as much of my family and friends like the Sox.

    If Sox fans, or any fans for that matter would take another stadium over their own I would be a bit suspect of them. Even Twins fans like their old Dome (I think that’s because they know something better is being built right now).

    It’s Friday and my mind is wandering. I’ll try to keep my rants to a minimum today.

  • Kenny | June 1, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”96090″][quote comment=”96068″]
    The Cell is easy to get to because it’s in the middle of the ghetto. Sure there is plenty of parking becasue it’s nothing but abandon lots surrounding the ball park. The sight lines from the upper deck are so nice that you have a better view of the lake than you do the game.
    The Cell could have been a very nice stadium with a few minor adjustments.
    1) Reposition the fields orentation so the outfield looks to the city, giving the centerfield a view of the skyline instead of high rise Chicago Housing Authority buildings
    2) Cover some of that concrete. When the place opened it was so gray from all the concrete it felt steryl, but then again, with the way Sox fans are, (you know, 1st base coach stalking record blasting, Jimbo’s patrons)it was probably easier to simply hose down after games

    The renovations of the 16 year old stadium (it’s sade that a stadium that’s only 16 has gone through I think it’s 3 major renovations) have made the place a little morepleasing, but then again, I last went to the Cell after going to a number of games at the Dome in Minnesota so anything is a step up from that.[/quote]

    The knocks at the south side and at Sox fans in general are really mature. Really. And for the record, the CHA high rises are all gone, the neighborhood is just fine (look at the crime records compared to Wrigleyview), and there haven’t been “3 major renovations” – it was one renovation, done over a number of phases. That’s all from me, since it isn’t even really on topic here. I’ll just say this – myself (and I’d wager the vast vast majority of White Sox fans) love our park and would never in a million years switch with Wrigley Field, despite what any so-called “experts” might say.[/quote]

    How fitting that as I am reading this post Journey comes on the radio…and this is from a couple days ago in response to the red on the White Sox jersey’s…anybody know why they were red?

  • Brian Terreson | June 1, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”96069″][quote comment=”96061″]Hey Stuby,

    Here is a pin with Lou Brock in said pillbox cap.[/quote]
    Does everyone notice that the picture of Brock is backwards? The logo looks like the one used for San Jose in the pics posted today.[/quote]

    no its not backwards, this was in the time when Brock played for the “slanidraC siuoL .tS” a short lived bush leage team. :)

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”96096″]The knocks at the south side and at Sox fans in general are really mature. Really. And for the record, the CHA high rises are all gone, the neighborhood is just fine (look at the crime records compared to Wrigleyview), and there haven’t been “3 major renovations” – it was one renovation, done over a number of phases. That’s all from me, since it isn’t even really on topic here. I’ll just say this – myself (and I’d wager the vast vast majority of White Sox fans) love our park and would never in a million years switch with Wrigley Field, despite what any so-called “experts” might say.[/quote]

    I agree this isn’t the place for the discussion and felt bad for the post after I sent it. I grew up near Comisky and loved the old place for all it’s charm, but have never liked the new one. Many of my comments were in good humor as much of my family and friends like the Sox.

    If Sox fans, or any fans for that matter would take another stadium over their own I would be a bit suspect of them. Even Twins fans like their old Dome (I think that’s because they know something better is being built right now).

    It’s Friday and my mind is wandering. I’ll try to keep my rants to a minimum today.[/quote]

    The view can’t be any worse than the one beyond the Shea Stadium outfield.

    Before the construction of Citifield, all you had was a “view” of some of Queens finest junkyards and chop shops.

  • Adam | June 1, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”96097″]
    How fitting that as I am reading this post Journey comes on the radio…and this is from a couple days ago in response to the red on the White Sox jersey’s…anybody know why they were red?[/quote]

    I’m not sure there was really any particular reason – whoever picked the uniforms must have just liked red. It really wouldn’t be any weirder than wearing their more traditional colors of blue and black if it wasn’t for the fact that there was a team called the Red Sox, but I see no reason for the White Sox have to worry about other teams when picking their look.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    Let’s try this again, since my previous post got merged in with someone else’s response:

    The view at U.S. Cellular can’t be any worse than the one beyond the Shea Stadium outfield.

    Before the construction of Citifield began, all you had was a “view” of some of Queens finest junkyards and chop shops.

  • Seth H | June 1, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    1) I was familiar with the Pirates and Cards wearing stovepipe/pillbox caps in 1976 for the NL 100th anniversary, but according to the book (and Dressed to the Nines – same database) The Mets, Reds and Phillies had the same kind of hats as an alt. that season. Does anyone have any actual photos of these being worn? check it out here

    Unlike the Pirates, the anniversary caps were not the Mets every day caps that year. They only wore those caps a few times. As I recall, they wore them Opening Day and holidays (Memorial Day, July 4, etc.) and maybe a few other days.

    I’ll see if I can find some pictures.

  • Marty Met | June 1, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    Nice stirrups on Tom Brookens, but what’s with the sneakers?

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    Anybody know if there is a searchable database of Topps baseball cards online?

  • Kek | June 1, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”96094″][quote comment=”96082″][quote comment=”96050″]
    2) In 1972, and for that year only, the Cubs wore a road jersey with the number centered on the front basketball style. I’d never seen this on a ML baseball uni before. There’s actually a picture of Ron Santo wearing the jersey in the book.[/quote]

    Just recently, on this site, someone posted a photo of Willie Stargell in the black-yellow-black layered pinstriped white Pirates jersey. It looked like the number was centered on the front. In the Okkonen book, are there any such Pirates jerseys from the 1970s?[/quote]
    Mark, I don’t have the book here at work with me, but the ‘Dressed to the Nines’ database is pretty much the same as the book. It didn’t look like the Pirates ever had a centered front uni-number.

    BTW, my book came out around ’93, which is the version available on Amazon. Anyone know whether they have, or will, come out with a newer edition?[/quote]
    I think there’s also a hardcover reprint from ’94 available on that book.

    I wrote Marc Okkonen a few years back to praise the volume and see if he ever thought of putting an addendum out and he said that wasn’t in his plans. He referred me to the Dressed to the Nines exhibit. I think he was involved in that project but I’m not 100% sure.

    The site is great, but I sure would like to have a hardcopy to supplement the original book. I think that book goes to ’93 so they could ’94 to present and then maybe come out with a volume every ten years.

  • Chance | June 1, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | June 1, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    It would be a great example, without the running shoes.

  • Miguel | June 1, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”96114″]It would be a great example, without the running shoes.[/quote]

    They aren’t running shoes. Is he supposed to wear cleats?

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”96115″][quote comment=”96114″]It would be a great example, without the running shoes.[/quote]

    They aren’t running shoes. Is he supposed to wear cleats?[/quote]
    Jim Leyland does.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”96115″][quote comment=”96114″]It would be a great example, without the running shoes.[/quote]

    They aren’t running shoes. Is he supposed to wear cleats?[/quote]

    I was about to ask, do managers even wear cleats? I mean, back in the day when you had a player/manager I could understand, but today?

    A manager wearing cleats is implying that he’s going to do something physcial aside from the usual shoving of sunflower seeds in the mouth or picking of the nose.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”96116″][quote comment=”96115″][quote comment=”96114″]It would be a great example, without the running shoes.[/quote]

    They aren’t running shoes. Is he supposed to wear cleats?[/quote]
    Jim Leyland does.[/quote]

    Those cleats must have given him some great traction when he had to run out of the dugout and make sure Sheffield didn’t go into a full-blown ‘roid rage and kill the ump last night. Yikes!

  • cliff rancho | June 1, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    coaches dont wear cleats. Maybe Leyland does, but they don’t do it anymore. and I don’t argue the decision.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    And before anyone comments, yes I know that the Mets lead the league in players suspended for steroid use.

    Although it was somewhat amusing listening to play-by-play guy Gary Cohen grill Mets GM Omar Minaya last night about why you would re-sign someone (Guillermo Mota) who got busted for cheating. Omar couldn’t sidestep that question fast enough.

  • tc | June 1, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    Horray for Yocco’s & Yuengling!
    I miss PA…

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”96064″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted signs are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]
    You can put ketchup on anything :)[/quote]

    Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.

  • Jonathon | June 1, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    Check out the sweet stirrups Arizona’s softball team wears. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stirrup with two colors on the vertical portion before.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”96113″][quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of the simple French’s Yellow Mustard.

    At a ball-park, I’m a bit of a hot-dog snob. I don’t like the ones from the guys in the stands. I want to go to the concession stand and get the ones that are already on the bun, and in the foil wrapper…so that the bun is steamed. That’s heaven right there…an Esskay Orioles dog in the wrapper, with the warmed bun and yellow mustard.

  • Amy | June 1, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]
    So does this 28 yr old :p

  • Joe Young | June 1, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”96130″][quote comment=”96113″][quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of the simple French’s Yellow Mustard.

    At a ball-park, I’m a bit of a hot-dog snob. I don’t like the ones from the guys in the stands. I want to go to the concession stand and get the ones that are already on the bun, and in the foil wrapper…so that the bun is steamed. That’s heaven right there…an Esskay Orioles dog in the wrapper, with the warmed bun and yellow mustard.[/quote]

    Esskay Orioles’ dogs are the best. With mustard and onions. Camden Yards is by far one of the best ballparks in use.

  • Jim McCue | June 1, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    I used to work for the California League office which is located in San Jose, so we regularly dropped by games at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium. The signage is great and new teams (new names, new locations, etc.) are updated at the start of each season. The murals are awesome and the BBQ down the left field line is one of the minor leagues’ best, too. The BBQ was so good that putting ketchup on it would be blasphemous. But, if Heinz was willing to pay a couple of bucks for a painted sign, they sure as heck would have it in their ballpark.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”96124″][quote comment=”96064″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted signs are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]
    You can put ketchup on anything :)[/quote]

    Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]
    I tend to agree. I put ketchup on dogs at home, but never at the ballpark. Usually Gulden’s Spicy Brown with raw onions – occasionally kraut.

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”96131″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]
    So does this 28 yr old :p[/quote]

    So did I when I was 4–but unfortunately my father would not allow ketchup at the ballpark, “if you don’t want mustard, you can eat it plain”. He was upset that the ketchup was even offered. Personally, I don’t really care, I prefer mustard (and maybe some sauerkraut if I can find it), but if you want ketchup, so be it.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”96135″][quote comment=”96131″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]
    So does this 28 yr old :p[/quote]

    So did I when I was 4–but unfortunately my father would not allow ketchup at the ballpark, “if you don’t want mustard, you can eat it plain”. He was upset that the ketchup was even offered. Personally, I don’t really care, I prefer mustard (and maybe some sauerkraut if I can find it), but if you want ketchup, so be it.[/quote]

    Never touch the stuff; it’s mustard for me and always has been. even when I was little. But I figure, what the hell, ketchup is a small price to pay for the honor of having my daughter come with me to the ballpark.

  • UW justin | June 1, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”96135″][quote comment=”96131″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]
    So does this 28 yr old :p[/quote]

    So did I when I was 4–but unfortunately my father would not allow ketchup at the ballpark, “if you don’t want mustard, you can eat it plain”. He was upset that the ketchup was even offered. Personally, I don’t really care, I prefer mustard (and maybe some sauerkraut if I can find it), but if you want ketchup, so be it.[/quote]

    “Nobody – I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog” — Dirty Harry

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”96132″][quote comment=”96130″][quote comment=”96113″][quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of the simple French’s Yellow Mustard.

    At a ball-park, I’m a bit of a hot-dog snob. I don’t like the ones from the guys in the stands. I want to go to the concession stand and get the ones that are already on the bun, and in the foil wrapper…so that the bun is steamed. That’s heaven right there…an Esskay Orioles dog in the wrapper, with the warmed bun and yellow mustard.[/quote]

    Esskay Orioles’ dogs are the best. With mustard and onions. Camden Yards is by far one of the best ballparks in use.[/quote]

    Esskay Kosher dog with mustard…then on to Boog’s BBQ off of Eutaw St. for a pit beef sandwich with extra onions, sauce, and horseradish. Mmmm, I think it’s time for lunch!

  • Eddie Jay | June 1, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    All Star Baseball 05 from acclaim (for xbox, ps2) has alot of classic stadiums, and one of them is rickwood stadium :)
    Oh and I always put ketchup on my hot dog.

  • cliff rancho | June 1, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”96135″][quote comment=”96131″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]
    So does this 28 yr old :p[/quote]

    So did I when I was 4–but unfortunately my father would not allow ketchup at the ballpark, “if you don’t want mustard, you can eat it plain”. He was upset that the ketchup was even offered. Personally, I don’t really care, I prefer mustard (and maybe some sauerkraut if I can find it), but if you want ketchup, so be it.[/quote]

    I prefer Mayo and Nacho Cheese sauce! That’s how my father taught me to do it!

  • Roger | June 1, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    Spicy Banana Ketchup from the Phillipines goes great with hot dogs.

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”96122″]Horray for Yocco’s & Yuengling!
    I miss PA…[/quote]

    its great tc… just great…
    dont forget the chocolate milk with the dogs!!!

  • Benjamin Guest | June 1, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    For those wanting more shots of Rickwood Field, here’s a photo gallery from the Birmingham News.

    Here’s another gallery from the 2003 game (I think) where the teams wore 1983 unis.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”96138″][quote comment=”96132″][quote comment=”96130″][quote comment=”96113″][quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of the simple French’s Yellow Mustard.

    At a ball-park, I’m a bit of a hot-dog snob. I don’t like the ones from the guys in the stands. I want to go to the concession stand and get the ones that are already on the bun, and in the foil wrapper…so that the bun is steamed. That’s heaven right there…an Esskay Orioles dog in the wrapper, with the warmed bun and yellow mustard.[/quote]

    Esskay Orioles’ dogs are the best. With mustard and onions. Camden Yards is by far one of the best ballparks in use.[/quote]

    Esskay Kosher dog with mustard…then on to Boog’s BBQ off of Eutaw St. for a pit beef sandwich with extra onions, sauce, and horseradish. Mmmm, I think it’s time for lunch![/quote]

    For $25.00 you too can have a roast beef sammach! lol. What are they now, $8.75? $9.00? I like them…but not that much!

  • Benjamin Guest | June 1, 2007 at 11:47 am |

    My link skills are flawed.

    The gallery above is more from the 2007 game.

    Here’s another set from the 2003 game that should have been posted up there.

  • Benjamin Guest | June 1, 2007 at 11:48 am |
  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    you know, soon PL will be using using us as his focus group for regional food spots…
    …and thats fine by me.

    soon we will see him on sportscenter doing his weekend uni wrap up on the sunday morning edition,
    followed by him on the food network doing a “best _______ in the us” (fill in the food or drink), or on a trip cross country to find the ultimate “townie” spot for sports/food/drink and entertainment.

  • Broker75 | June 1, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    Ketchup, Mustard, chopped onions, hot peppers with Hot Dog or Sausage from the street guys when I arrive at the park, 3rd inning start on the salted peanuts in the shell. If there’s room, a pretzel in the 7th. Then maybe if I see the street guys on my way out of the ballpark, I’ll get another Dog, and drive home with the feeling of gut rot. It’s worth it.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    On the whole hot-dog issue:

    My wife’s family is from a small little corner of Southwestern Virginia (Pound, VA in Wise County). Apparently, in that neck of the woods, if you ask for a HOT DOG, you get what everyone else in the world calls a Chili Dog. The default for Hot Dog there is a dog with chili.

    To get what we all call a hot dog, you have to ask for a “weiner bun.” Now, we go down there at Christmas…and this just throws me off. Being a pain-in-the-ass Yankee (they call me a yankee, since I’m from Maryland…which is funny, because my Jersey family thinks I’m a southerner… Maryland: The ‘I Can’t Win’ state) i refuse to conform to their backward terminology.

    One of them went to a ballgame with some friends in Cincinnati, and they got 3 hot dogs. He tells me, “none of them had chili on them” and I came back with “That’s because EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, THAT’S a hot dog!”

    Had to share, since we’re on the topic.

  • Dave | June 1, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    Liverpool unvailed their new away kit for next yeat yesterday….here it is http://www.liverpool...

  • Johnny K | June 1, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    Ketchup is great on a dog, but not a the ol’ ballyard. I used to love the dogs at Tiger Stadium when they were steamed in beer. Now that was a great dog. Too bad they don’t do it at Comerica, they just don’t taste right nowadays…

    Paul, at least you mention the best coney island ever: Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit. I love going down there after big events. The seating is a key to the charm, where else can you go and sit next to complete strangers and have a great conversation?

  • MJ | June 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    You can’t beat a Hormell Dome Dog in Minnesota. Those things are so tasty.

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”96149″][quote comment=”96138″][quote comment=”96132″][quote comment=”96130″][quote comment=”96113″][quote comment=”96067″][quote comment=”96059″]The handpainted digns are great, but there is a glaring error.

    You don’t put ketchup on a hot dog.[/quote]

    AMEN![/quote]

    Darn right.

    You put Secret Stadium Sauce on it, instead.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of the simple French’s Yellow Mustard.

    At a ball-park, I’m a bit of a hot-dog snob. I don’t like the ones from the guys in the stands. I want to go to the concession stand and get the ones that are already on the bun, and in the foil wrapper…so that the bun is steamed. That’s heaven right there…an Esskay Orioles dog in the wrapper, with the warmed bun and yellow mustard.[/quote]

    Esskay Orioles’ dogs are the best. With mustard and onions. Camden Yards is by far one of the best ballparks in use.[/quote]

    Esskay Kosher dog with mustard…then on to Boog’s BBQ off of Eutaw St. for a pit beef sandwich with extra onions, sauce, and horseradish. Mmmm, I think it’s time for lunch![/quote]

    For $25.00 you too can have a roast beef sammach! lol. What are they now, $8.75? $9.00? I like them…but not that much![/quote]

    Everything is overpriced at the ballpark. I don’t like it, but hey, what can you do? If I’m already paying somewhere between $5.50 to $8 for a draft beer that’s probably worth $0.50, I might as well pay ~$8 for a sandwich–that seems like less of a ripoff to me.

    Anyway, back to the topic of athletics aesthics…

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    here is what i like to do on the 1 or 2 times i get to the bronx a year…

    saturday 4 pm start…
    get to the bronx at 1 and be first in line for the lot across from the prison…
    park on the far left… at the end of the middle island (the most room, perfect to tailgate)
    drink and eat…

    then stans…
    after stans,

    there is a guy who sells shish-ke-babs outside of stans…
    cooked with or without hot sauce… i go with…
    gotta get a few of those…

    its just like a trip to philly…
    cant leave the city without a trip to one of the steak joints (i dont think we need to get into the whose is best discussion for the 5th time)

  • Adam | June 1, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    Kosher dog with grilled onions at The Cell, hard to beat it…

    Is it common for ballparks to have both regular and kosher dogs? I can never understand the people who won’t spring for the extra buck for the vastly better kosher ones…

  • Alex | June 1, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”96105″]Nice stirrups on Tom Brookens, but what’s with the sneakers?[/quote]

    they’re baseball field turfs…worn by most managers and coaches

  • Pflava | June 1, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    I love everything about those Jacksonville Suns uniforms. Fantastic! That is how a baseball uniform should look and fit. Outstanding.

  • The Ol Goaler | June 1, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”96079″]Maybe I’m imagining things but I could swear I once saw a Dodger pillbox cap. It doesn’t show in the uniform database so I probably am imagining it.[/quote]
    My (admittedly imperfect) memory keeps insisting that everyone had a version of the “pillbox” hats for the Bicentennial Year of 1976… I’ve got a White Sox version (“adjustible” replica), and remember seeing similar replicas for the A’s, Cubs, and Dodgers.

    The Cards wore ’em for just the ’76 season; as far as I know, the Pirates were the only team to wear the “pillbox” hats after ’76 as well. (Combined with the “Stargell Stars” Willie awarded his teammates, the Pirates had the coolest headgear in MLB… even though the all-yellow unis made Stargell look like a school bus!)

  • DenverGregg | June 1, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Coors Field upgraded this year so that Hebrew National dogs are available throughout the park rather than at just a few stands as had been the case. Big improvement!

    Denver-area readers: if everything comes together right (about a 10-15% chance), I may be springing for a top-shelf membership and a Uni-Watch party. How’s about the Bull and Bush as location for the party? If not, what would you suggest?

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”96164″][quote comment=”96105″]Nice stirrups on Tom Brookens, but what’s with the sneakers?[/quote]

    they’re baseball field turfs…worn by most managers and coaches[/quote]

    when it comes to player footwear, most players who have a shot at entering the game (at any point) will wear their spikes (metal or molded).
    pitchers on their off days, and those who arent playing due to injury usually go for diamond trainers or running shoes…

  • Josh | June 1, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”96127″]Check out the sweet stirrups Arizona’s softball team wears. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stirrup with two colors on the vertical portion before.

    http://sportsillustr...

    They are actually reversible. They wear the red side with their red or white tops.
    They’ve been wearing those for years.
    I used to be the play by play announcer for the Arizona Softball team on the campus radio station back when I was in school. Jennie Finch was a freshman during my final year announcing when I was a senior.

  • Josh | June 1, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    Shouldn’t the Barons have been wearing yellow sanis under the green stirrups, and white spikes? I have never seen the original Barons unis, but if they resembled their parent club, the A’s, they would have had the yellow sanis and white spikes.
    Charlie O. Finley would be ashamed that they didn’t do it right.

  • Paul Lukas | June 1, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    Very slight membership update: If you go to the Membership page, you’ll see that I’ve added sneak peeks of the artwork from each of the three style guides available at Level Three.

  • Marty Met | June 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”96168″][quote comment=”96079″]Maybe I’m imagining things but I could swear I once saw a Dodger pillbox cap. It doesn’t show in the uniform database so I probably am imagining it.[/quote]
    My (admittedly imperfect) memory keeps insisting that
    everyone had a version of the “pillbox” hats for the Bicentennial Year of 1976… I’ve got a White Sox version (“adjustible” replica), and remember seeing similar replicas for the A’s, Cubs, and Dodgers.

    The Cards wore ’em for just the ’76 season; as far as I know, the Pirates were the only team to wear the “pillbox” hats after ’76 as well. (Combined with the “Stargell Stars” Willie awarded his teammates, the Pirates had the coolest headgear in MLB… even though the all-yellow unis made Stargell look like a school bus!)[/quote]

    All the National League teams, sans Expos, had them for Sunday and Holiday games in 1976. The Pirates liked them and kept them for all games until the mid 80s.

  • schuby | June 1, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    Can we please cut it with the Ketchup and Hot Dogs talk? This is UniWatch.

  • Christopher | June 1, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    RE: the pillbox caps. From Wikipedia:

    In 1976 to celebrate the National League’s 100th season, along with several other N.L. clubs–including the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Mets–the Reds adopted an old-fashioned pillbox-style cap for use during nostalgia events. Unlike the Pirates and the Cardinals, the Reds did not make regular use of this cap, which featured a white crown with two encircling red stripes, a red bill, and a red wishbone C insignia. For regular wear, the Reds stuck to their all-red caps.

  • Quint | June 1, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”96073″][quote comment=”96057″]Great article on Rickwood Field, truly a classic. However, it may be the oldest ‘baseball’ stadium but Harvard stadium was built in 1903 making it the most senior stadium in the country. (And it is still in use on a regular basis, unfortunately they abandoned the natural turf a few years ago.)[/quote]

    thats king of like the feud that yuengling and molson have… yuengling referring to itself as america’s oldest brewery, while molson is north america’s oldest brewery. molson wanted them to drop it because its misleading to the consumer(country vs continent i guess)…
    either way, i grew up here with yuengling at my feet my whole life, and i cant stand lager… plus, just because one would be labeled “oldest” it wouldnt sway me to drink it…[/quote]

    Similarly, the oldest ballpark in North America is Labatt Park in London, Ontario. Baseball’s been played there since 1877, although they’ve had to re-build the grandstand a few times.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”96183″]Can we please cut it with the Ketchup and Hot Dogs talk? This is UniWatch.[/quote]

    God forbid we hit a tangent and vector off from striped socks for 15 minutes!

  • Miguel | June 1, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”96173″][quote comment=”96127″]Check out the sweet stirrups Arizona’s softball team wears. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stirrup with two colors on the vertical portion before.

    http://sportsillustr...

    They are actually reversible. They wear the red side with their red or white tops.
    They’ve been wearing those for years.
    I used to be the play by play announcer for the Arizona Softball team on the campus radio station back when I was in school. Jennie Finch was a freshman during my final year announcing when I was a senior.[/quote]

    For those who don’t know: Jennie Finch

    You’re welcome.

  • Matt D. | June 1, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”96090″][quote comment=”96068″]
    The Cell is easy to get to because it’s in the middle of the ghetto. Sure there is plenty of parking becasue it’s nothing but abandon lots surrounding the ball park. The sight lines from the upper deck are so nice that you have a better view of the lake than you do the game.
    The Cell could have been a very nice stadium with a few minor adjustments.
    1) Reposition the fields orentation so the outfield looks to the city, giving the centerfield a view of the skyline instead of high rise Chicago Housing Authority buildings
    2) Cover some of that concrete. When the place opened it was so gray from all the concrete it felt steryl, but then again, with the way Sox fans are, (you know, 1st base coach stalking record blasting, Jimbo’s patrons)it was probably easier to simply hose down after games

    The renovations of the 16 year old stadium (it’s sade that a stadium that’s only 16 has gone through I think it’s 3 major renovations) have made the place a little morepleasing, but then again, I last went to the Cell after going to a number of games at the Dome in Minnesota so anything is a step up from that.[/quote]

    The knocks at the south side and at Sox fans in general are really mature. Really. And for the record, the CHA high rises are all gone, the neighborhood is just fine (look at the crime records compared to Wrigleyview), and there haven’t been “3 major renovations” – it was one renovation, done over a number of phases. That’s all from me, since it isn’t even really on topic here. I’ll just say this – myself (and I’d wager the vast vast majority of White Sox fans) love our park and would never in a million years switch with Wrigley Field, despite what any so-called “experts” might say.[/quote]

    A lot of people tend to urinate on The Cell just because it replaced a classic park. I admit I did, too, until I actually went to a game there. Yes, it’s extremely modern. No, it’s not the gateway to hell. And it kept the team in town. I don’t mind The Cell nearly as much as I thought I would. Beyond that, it goes into my son’s memory as his first big league game.
    Everyone who pines for old Comiskey needs to remember one thing. IT WASN’T AN OPTION FOR THE FUTURE. In 1988, there was a choice between the new ballpark or the St. Petersburg White Sox. Comiskey was done. The White Sox were in such a hurry to tear it down that they sold seats that had already been removed (I sat on concrete for a Sox-A’s game in late August 1990).

  • Ed | June 1, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed

  • Joe Drennan | June 1, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”96192″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed[/quote]
    Don’t forget the Mac n Cheese.

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”96192″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed[/quote]

    …don’t forget about plain cheese pizza!

  • Anthony Verna | June 1, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”96161″]here is what i like to do on the 1 or 2 times i get to the bronx a year…

    saturday 4 pm start…
    get to the bronx at 1 and be first in line for the lot across from the prison…
    park on the far left… at the end of the middle island (the most room, perfect to tailgate)
    drink and eat…

    then stans…
    after stans,

    there is a guy who sells shish-ke-babs outside of stans…
    cooked with or without hot sauce… i go with…
    gotta get a few of those…

    its just like a trip to philly…
    cant leave the city without a trip to one of the steak joints (i dont think we need to get into the whose is best discussion for the 5th time)[/quote]

    We can’t, Todd? Are you SURE we can’t? 0=)

  • Mark in Shiga | June 1, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”96181″]Very slight membership update: If you go to the Membership page, you’ll see that I’ve added sneak peeks of the artwork from each of the three style guides available at Level Three.[/quote]

    Paul, Marc Okkonen and Dressed to the Nines regrettably don’t do this, but if possible you should include the backs of the uniforms. Some teams had really funky “tilted 90 degrees and written to the right of the number” player name lettering on those jerseys.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”96192″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed[/quote]

    Don’t forget about crayons.

  • BurghFan | June 1, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    When I was at Old Comiskey in ’87, it was clear that decades of neglect would require a new park. The problem is that the design for what’s now the Cell was so pedestrian; I believe that the lowest upper deck seats in the new stadium are higher than the highest in the old one were.

    When the Orioles were designing their new park, they used New Comiskey as a model of what they didn’t want. They (and HOK) came up with Camden Yards instead, and sparked the move to retro ballpark design that’s been so successful.

  • Ryan | June 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    I found a rad Star Trek Uniform Cameo for you all… Data in a red duty uniform. It’s pretty jarring, actually.

    http://memory-alpha....

  • Kenny | June 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”96196″][quote comment=”96192″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed[/quote]
    Don’t forget the Mac n Cheese.[/quote]

    Maybe with one of these hot dogs everyone’s been talking about cut up and mixed in

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”96192″][quote comment=”96126″][quote comment=”96124″]Can and should are two totally different things! What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing–but a ballpark dog should be topped with mustard (if you like), but never ketchup…that’s just the way it is.[/quote]

    My 4-year old respectfully disagrees with that comment.[/quote]

    There you go, letting a 4-year old dictate gastronomic quality. Next thing, you’ll say you’ll eat nothing but chicken nuggets forever. ;-)

    ed[/quote]

    No, that would be my brother-in-law. He eats so much of the stuff I’m surprised he hasn’t turned into some sort of human/fowl hybrid.

  • muskiejim | June 1, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”96154″]On the whole hot-dog issue:

    My wife’s family is from a small little corner of Southwestern Virginia (Pound, VA in Wise County). Apparently, in that neck of the woods, if you ask for a HOT DOG, you get what everyone else in the world calls a Chili Dog. The default for Hot Dog there is a dog with chili.

    To get what we all call a hot dog, you have to ask for a “weiner bun.” Now, we go down there at Christmas…and this just throws me off. Being a pain-in-the-ass Yankee (they call me a yankee, since I’m from Maryland…which is funny, because my Jersey family thinks I’m a southerner… Maryland: The ‘I Can’t Win’ state) i refuse to conform to their backward terminology.

    One of them went to a ballgame with some friends in Cincinnati, and they got 3 hot dogs. He tells me, “none of them had chili on them” and I came back with “That’s because EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, THAT’S a hot dog!”

    Had to share, since we’re on the topic.[/quote]

    Hilarious!

    Ironically enough, in Cincy chili dogs are called coneys. For me nothing better on a dog than chili mustard, and onion. Add a splash of hot sauce, and you’re set.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”96183″]Can we please cut it with the Ketchup and Hot Dogs talk? This is UniWatch.[/quote]

    Thre’s a paucity of uni-related issues today it seems.

    One of the things I like about Uni-Watch is that we can go off on some tangent, like who has the best announcgers, ballpark, or, yes, hot dogs, yet at the end of the day we all return back to uni discussions.

  • DJ | June 1, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    I checked out the “Turn Ahead the Clock” sample that PL put up on the membership page. It’s good to see that stirrups will be the standard in the future. I guess the pajama pants are just a phase. I hope.

    One good note on that topic: I was at my cousin’s tee-ball game yesterday. Probably 85% of the players had bloused pants and stirrups. Even better, most of those with stirrups had the real mccoy, not the fake stirrup look socks. Made me feel good that the coming generations are getting it right.

  • Roger | June 1, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.

  • dgc | June 1, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”96183″]Can we please cut it with the Ketchup and Hot Dogs talk? This is UniWatch.[/quote]

    So, does anyone know a good way to get ketchup and mustard stains out of a white jersey? I got it mostly clean with a good soak but you can still see a hint of red and yellow.

    That’ll teach me to eat wearing the jersey before the game…

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”96210″][quote comment=”96183″]Can we please cut it with the Ketchup and Hot Dogs talk? This is UniWatch.[/quote]

    Thre’s a paucity of uni-related issues today it seems.

    One of the things I like about Uni-Watch is that we can go off on some tangent, like who has the best announcgers, ballpark, or, yes, hot dogs, yet at the end of the day we all return back to uni discussions.[/quote]

    Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”96213″]Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.[/quote]
    A) M*A*S*H – The red cross helmets
    B) NY Knights in ‘The Natural’
    C) Gotta go with ‘The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh’ silver unis
    D) Nazis vs. POWs in ‘Victory’
    E) Slapshot
    F) Rollerball

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…

  • Minna H. | June 1, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    Sorry, schuby, I got to chime in on the hotdog talk for a moment, but I will tie it into unis. I only eat a hot dog when I go to a game. I put on mustard and onions and maybe relish, but no ketchup. I don’t like ketchup, so it’s not an option.

    Speaking of mustard (here’s the tie-in), I really don’t like the yellow helmets/practice jersey of the Steelers, but Troy P. makes anything look great. Thanks, Chris H., for posting a picture of my boy.

    I really love the old-timey stadiums, unis and signs (though not the Suns’ caps), and I can’t believe how much better the hand-painted signs look. I dig the minor league logos, too. For the most part, they look better than the big league logos.

    Now, I have to eat because you all made me hungry with the hot dog talk!

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]

    I’ve hear great things about Pitsburg (PNC Park) and San Fran (Pac-Bell…err…SBC…err…at&t), but to me there’s nothing like an original.

  • Matt D. | June 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96182″]
    My (admittedly imperfect) memory keeps insisting that everyone had a version of the “pillbox” hats for the Bicentennial Year of 1976… I’ve got a White Sox version (“adjustible” replica), and remember seeing similar replicas for the A’s, Cubs, and Dodgers.
    [/quote]

    I have the White Sox one as well. There were a bunch of replica ones for sale in Cooperstown in 2005. I only distinctly remember the Giants one, which is a mock-up as well.

  • patrick | June 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”96073″][quote comment=”96057″]Great article on Rickwood Field, truly a classic. However, it may be the oldest ‘baseball’ stadium but Harvard stadium was built in 1903 making it the most senior stadium in the country. (And it is still in use on a regular basis, unfortunately they abandoned the natural turf a few years ago.)[/quote]

    thats king of like the feud that yuengling and molson have… yuengling referring to itself as america’s oldest brewery, while molson is north america’s oldest brewery. molson wanted them to drop it because its misleading to the consumer(country vs continent i guess)…
    either way, i grew up here with yuengling at my feet my whole life, and i cant stand lager… plus, just because one would be labeled “oldest” it wouldnt sway me to drink it…[/quote]

    Yuengling is one of the finest alcoholic products the United States produces. I am however, dissapointed with tier yuengling light.

  • Mike | June 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    We have an old stadium in St. Paul and one of things that make it nice is the painted murals around the ballpark.

    http://saint-n-swine...

  • Roger | June 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie : Bakersfield High
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie : Traveling All-Stars and Motorkings
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie: Pittsburgh Pisces
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie : Allied POWs
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie : Chiefs

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”96213″]Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.[/quote]

    Football in a movie- I worked on The Replacements, so I’m somewhat partial to the Washington Sentinels unis. But I love the old-school stuff in School Ties (Brendan Frasier, Matt Damon…)

    Baseball in a movie- NY Knights in the Natural…and most of the 61* uniforms.

    Hockey in a movie (had to move hockey up in the order here!)- I’m guessing there’ll be a lot of the Chiefs here from Slapshot…but I’m not a huge fan of those unis. I have to go with the Team USA Blues in Miracle.

    Basketball in a movie- um…I don’t know. Anything but Space Jam?

    Soccer uniform in a movie- Whatever Kiera Knightly wore in Bend it Like Beckham? (The Allied Prisioners in “Victory” a FAR runner-up).

    Fictional uniform- Probably those Washington Sentinels uniforms.

  • Jerico | June 1, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”96170″]Coors Field upgraded this year so that Hebrew National dogs are available throughout the park rather than at just a few stands as had been the case. Big improvement!

    Denver-area readers: if everything comes together right (about a 10-15% chance), I may be springing for a top-shelf membership and a Uni-Watch party. How’s about the Bull and Bush as location for the party? If not, what would you suggest?[/quote]

    Interesting to know that Coors serves Hebrew Nationals (yet to make my yearly trip to the yard). Now pass me the basket of Rocky Mountain Oysters.

    Bull and Bush is a great location to hold it–great on-site brews, oodles of parking–but as an alternative suggestion for the more downtown-inclined, the Wynkoop Brewery is a decent choice. Of course, it might help Mr. Lukas if we got him away from Coors Field and the purple Rockies jerseys. At least I’ve found one person who can make the purple alternate Rockies jersey look good. (Denverites–think Rockies commercials on 9 News.)

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”96222″][quote comment=”96073″][quote comment=”96057″]Great article on Rickwood Field, truly a classic. However, it may be the oldest ‘baseball’ stadium but Harvard stadium was built in 1903 making it the most senior stadium in the country. (And it is still in use on a regular basis, unfortunately they abandoned the natural turf a few years ago.)[/quote]

    thats king of like the feud that yuengling and molson have… yuengling referring to itself as america’s oldest brewery, while molson is north america’s oldest brewery. molson wanted them to drop it because its misleading to the consumer(country vs continent i guess)…
    either way, i grew up here with yuengling at my feet my whole life, and i cant stand lager… plus, just because one would be labeled “oldest” it wouldnt sway me to drink it…[/quote]

    Yuengling is one of the finest alcoholic products the United States produces. I am however, dissapointed with tier yuengling light.[/quote]

    I’m a big Yeungling fan…but lately have been big on Fordham (out of Annapolis). I really like their Fordham Light. (The Ram’s Head Taverns brew Fordham…available in most stores around the Baltimore area)…and it’s on tap at the Ram’s Head…good stuff!

  • Justin | June 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Random note here. I was watching ESPN First Take this morning (How I wish it was still the vagrant Cold Pizza) and they had the piece on Randy Moss’ first practice with the Pats this week. Anyway, he was wearing #6 (my fav number btw, wish it wasn’t relegated to the sideline stuck on backup qbs and punters) he’s gonna have to change that for the regular season right? the 10-19/80-89s are the uber-anal retentive NFL regs for recievers right? Anyone know the story behind that

  • patrick | June 1, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”96121″]And before anyone comments, yes I know that the Mets lead the league in players suspended for steroid use.

    Although it was somewhat amusing listening to play-by-play guy Gary Cohen grill Mets GM Omar Minaya last night about why you would re-sign someone (Guillermo Mota) who got busted for cheating. Omar couldn’t sidestep that question fast enough.[/quote]

    Actaully, the Mariners are #1 in the league, the mets i believe are tied for second.

  • Mike | June 1, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    What, only one bid?

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

  • Joe Young | June 1, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]

    It is a great ballpark. i go to bout half a dozen games every year. the only good thing bout the orioles sucking is you can walk up to stadium at game time and still get great seats for fairly cheap. Plus $6 student night on fridays is always the best

    Baltimore = great city, great ballpark, great food, great team (historically), but HORRIBLE owner

  • Broker75 | June 1, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]
    The only way you’ll see the Mets at Camden is through interleague..uh oh..

  • David | June 1, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    Did the NL players wear pill box hats in the 76 All Star game? I seem to recall a team photo with the players dressed like that. Does anyone remember that?

  • Kyle at IU | June 1, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Man…reading about all that food before i ate was a bad idea…

    I loved the thing about Rickwood and San Jose Municipal. Ballparks are easily my favorite places in the world to be, and to see the über-classic and the quaint hand-painted one was really cool. Of the MLB parks that I’ve been to, I would say that Camden Yards is the best, though the experience of Wrigley Field was up there as well.

    If y’all want a good ballpark experience, try to find your way to Indianapolis and visit Victory Field for an Indy Indians game. Pretty much everyone who visits The Vic says they absolutely love it. It’s only 11 years old, but it’s got that downtown, PNC Park-like feel to it that makes it great. Plus, old Bush Stadium (ca. 1931) is still standing up on 16th St, but it’s falling into disrepair and is probably going to meet the wrecking ball at some point…poor shame there.

  • Justin | June 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    and here’s a shot of Randy in the #6…..looks good no?

  • Roger | June 1, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”96226″][quote comment=”96213″]Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.[/quote]

    Football in a movie- I worked on The Replacements, so I’m somewhat partial to the Washington Sentinels unis. But I love the old-school stuff in School Ties (Brendan Frasier, Matt Damon…)

    Baseball in a movie- NY Knights in the Natural…and most of the 61* uniforms.

    Hockey in a movie (had to move hockey up in the order here!)- I’m guessing there’ll be a lot of the Chiefs here from Slapshot…but I’m not a huge fan of those unis. I have to go with the Team USA Blues in Miracle.

    Basketball in a movie- um…I don’t know. Anything but Space Jam?

    Soccer uniform in a movie- Whatever Kiera Knightly wore in Bend it Like Beckham? (The Allied Prisioners in “Victory” a FAR runner-up).

    Fictional uniform- Probably those Washington Sentinels uniforms.[/quote]

    I like your noms. However, I should clarify … these need to be fictional unis … so, the unis in 61 are no good. Unless, the directors cut has the yanks playing the bad news bears.

  • Christopher | June 1, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    Hey, every baseball park is different, and people like different things.

    If you want to rag on the Twins’ baggie-dome, I don’t think anyone will disagree with you. That was a horrible mistake (and, to boot, it actually affects the game on the field in a very frustrating way).

    I love US Cellular, but I’m a Sox fan. So take it for what you will. However, it is no where near universally bad. It looks good now with the green and trimmed-down upper deck. It is tremendously comfortable (sitting, seeing, getting around). It is very easy to get to and park (oh, and tailgating! Can’t do that at Wrigley or Fenway, right?)

    I admire Wrigley and Fenway for their “quaintness”… but come on, without the “history” attached, both stadiums are dirty and uncomfortable.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”96238″]Did the NL players wear pill box hats in the 76 All Star game? I seem to recall a team photo with the players dressed like that. Does anyone remember that?[/quote]
    Check out this pic of the Bird and Randy Jones from the ’76 All-Star game. Jones is clearly wearing a pillbox w/ his Padre uni

  • jason | June 1, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    Any one out there know where I can purchase a San Diego Conquistadors hat? I’ve check ebay and distant-reply…

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”96236″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]
    The only way you’ll see the Mets at Camden is through interleague..uh oh..[/quote]

    Well I do believe the Orioles had an interlegaue series here at Shea a couple of years ago, so it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility……

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”96241″][quote comment=”96226″][quote comment=”96213″]Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.[/quote]

    Football in a movie- I worked on The Replacements, so I’m somewhat partial to the Washington Sentinels unis. But I love the old-school stuff in School Ties (Brendan Frasier, Matt Damon…)

    Baseball in a movie- NY Knights in the Natural…and most of the 61* uniforms.

    Hockey in a movie (had to move hockey up in the order here!)- I’m guessing there’ll be a lot of the Chiefs here from Slapshot…but I’m not a huge fan of those unis. I have to go with the Team USA Blues in Miracle.

    Basketball in a movie- um…I don’t know. Anything but Space Jam?

    Soccer uniform in a movie- Whatever Kiera Knightly wore in Bend it Like Beckham? (The Allied Prisioners in “Victory” a FAR runner-up).

    Fictional uniform- Probably those Washington Sentinels uniforms.[/quote]

    I like your noms. However, I should clarify … these need to be fictional unis … so, the unis in 61 are no good. Unless, the directors cut has the yanks playing the bad news bears.[/quote]

    Gotcha…so the Knights are still my nom there.

  • Christopher | June 1, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    BTW… US Cellular is up there (if not #1) on nearly all “best ballpark food/drinks” list.

    Huge selection of beers (micro, imported, domestic). Churros! And great polish sausages.

    Ok, back to our regularly scheduled topic…

  • Miguel | June 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie: The Dallas Knights from Any Given Sunday
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie: The Bad News Bears
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie: The Tune Squad from Space Jam
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie: The Mighty Ducks (uz that’s the only hockey movie I can think of)
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie: The Average Joes from Dodgeball (after the right ones arrived)

  • billy v | June 1, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    1976 Padres

    Randy Jones

    sorry…its not the best picture

    http://info.detnews....

  • Miguel | June 1, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    Dang, I didn’t know people were gonna hate on Space Jam!
    How about for basketball uniforms: your Beacontown Beavers – complete with 80’s-era logo creep.

  • Eric | June 1, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    San Jose Muni is a GREAT place to watch a game,and a fabulous minor league experience. Hard to believe that it is in the middle of a city of +/- 800,000. CCS High School Baseball championships were played there off and on when I was a kid and I saw several SJ Missions and SJ Bees games there as a kid. Great views, classic outfield wall advertising, a train track over the outfield wall (although it is a spur line and I never saw a train on it . . . )

    The only thing that could be better is the orientation of the field, which is South/SouthWest. With a tradional NE aliggnment, it would also have killer views of Mt. Hamilton and the foothills.

    And yes, the LF BBQ is outstanding!

  • Matthew S. | June 1, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”96252″]Best Football Uniform in a Movie: The Dallas Knights from Any Given Sunday
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie: The Bad News Bears
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie: The Tune Squad from Space Jam
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie: The Mighty Ducks (uz that’s the only hockey movie I can think of)
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie: The Average Joes from Dodgeball (after the right ones arrived)[/quote]

    Since the Mighty Ducks was your default because you didn’t know of another hockey movie, allow me to nominate in their stead the Chiefs uniforms from “Slap Shot”. One of the best and most underrated sports movies ever.

    http://www.mopsquad....

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”96252″]Best Football Uniform in a Movie: The Dallas Knights from Any Given Sunday
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie: The Bad News Bears
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie: The Tune Squad from Space Jam
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie: The Mighty Ducks (uz that’s the only hockey movie I can think of)
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie: The Average Joes from Dodgeball (after the right ones arrived)[/quote]

    Nice.

  • Matthew S. | June 1, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    Here’s an even better shot from Slap Shot: http://www.slap-shot...

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”96236″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]
    The only way you’ll see the Mets at Camden is through interleague..uh oh..[/quote]

    I love Camden. My senior year in high school was when it opened up…and they invited 2 student journalists from each county (in MD) to be part of the first press conference there…I was lucky enough to be selected from my county…it was an awesome experience.

    I’ve always been fascinated with baseball’s early years (Ebbets, Forbes, Polo Grounds, etc..) and to have a nice park that was more rooted in baseball tradition than in 70’s-era cookie cutter, and which incorporated the existing warehouse…it was very cool.

    I still think that my favorite seats in the place are the el-cheapo seats out on Eutaw st, in the bleachers, under the scoreboard.

    I hear that PNC and Pac Bell (or whatever they call the Giants park now) have more stuff…but Camden will always be the one that started the trend, the original throwback.

  • Matt D. | June 1, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”96235″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]

    It is a great ballpark. i go to bout half a dozen games every year. the only good thing bout the orioles sucking is you can walk up to stadium at game time and still get great seats for fairly cheap. Plus $6 student night on fridays is always the best

    [/quote]

    I can only count myself for a 1/2 visit to Camden Yards (didn’t see a game, took the $7 tour), but wow, is it worth it! Going through the dugout, luxury boxes, press box was a real treat.

  • Bob Sullivan | June 1, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    As a native Baltimorean, and being over 40, I’d love to see “Baltimore” back on the uniforms. It disappeared soon after the Senators did. A quick check found that only 5 major league teams do not have a geographic location on their road unis. We can always hope for change. As the guy wrote, “Why not?”

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 1, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”96200″]We can’t, Todd? Are you SURE we can’t? 0=)[/quote]

    ok anthony, you are allowed 1 “wiz wit”…

    i’ll try all fictional teams
    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    a. taft high- the best of times
    b. ampipe high- all the right moves
    c. eastern state university- the program

    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    a. the bears- bad news bears

    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    a. hickory high (home 2 tones)- hoosiers

    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    a. prisoners team- victory

    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    a. charleston chiefs- slapshot
    b. mystery- mystery, alaska
    c. hamilton mustangs- youngblood

    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:
    toughy… could list about 2 dozen more…

  • Jason | June 1, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”96213″]Here’s a topic to get us off of all things purple and ketchup, and back onto all things uni-related.

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    T.V. is a different category.[/quote]

    Football in a movie: The West Canaan Coyotes in Varsity Blues.
    Baseball in a movie: Baltimore’s road unis in 61*. Also the real team the kids in The Sandlot play have some good uniforms.
    Soccer in a movie: Mean Machine’s unis in Mean Machine (killer socks)
    Hockey in a movie: Mystery, Alaska’s uniforms in Mystery, Alaska. I love the brown.
    Fictional in a movie: The Beers blue road uniforms in Baseketball (couldn’t find a pic)

  • John E | June 1, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    The beef (no pun intended) about ketchup on a hot dog is bogus. Ketchup on hot dogs goes back to the creation of sausage sandwiches, when tomato sauce was a popular condiment along with your mustards etc.

    I like ketchup on hot dogs, people have been doing it as long as people have been putting anything on hot dogs, and the taboo is a myth.

  • Jonathon | June 1, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    2007 World Series patch?

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

  • JayD | June 1, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    With regards to ballparks, Safeco Field in Seattle is gorgeous especially on a (rare) sunny day. But nothing beats old Dodger Stadium on a warm summers night when the smog of LA turns the sky in Chavez ravine a nice shade of pink. Pretty exclusive…

  • Joe H | June 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”96265″][quote comment=”96235″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]

    It is a great ballpark. i go to bout half a dozen games every year. the only good thing bout the orioles sucking is you can walk up to stadium at game time and still get great seats for fairly cheap. Plus $6 student night on fridays is always the best

    [/quote]

    I can only count myself for a 1/2 visit to Camden Yards (didn’t see a game, took the $7 tour), but wow, is it worth it! Going through the dugout, luxury boxes, press box was a real treat.[/quote]

    I am sooooo guilty of taking Camden Yards for granted. I live 20 mins from it, go to about 10 -15 games a year since it opened and I just assume everyone has it this good. It’s not until I see a game in another stadium that I am reminded of just how sweet it is to watch a game there. And I’ve never taken the tour!!! I think I may have just found my plan for saturday!!!

  • Jonathon | June 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    The Angels took “Anaheim” off the road jerseys a few years ago (I think they last wore it the year they won the Series, 2002). Must have been a preemptive strike for the whole “LA” thing.

    The Cardinals have used “St. Louis” in the past, but it’s been a long time.

    The Phillies are the Phillies (i.e., they suck)

    Baltimore was trying to be a regional team after the Senators left.

    “Milwaukee” hasn’t appeared on the Brewers jersey since the last uni change around 99 or 2000.

  • Jason | June 1, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie : West Canaan Coyotes in Varsity Blues.
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie : The real team the kids play in The Sandlot.
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :Mean Machine in Mean Machine. Love the socks.
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie : Mystery in Mystery, Alaska. Love the black/brown combo.
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie: The Beers road blues in Baseketball.

  • Bob A | June 1, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    ooops. hopefully this will kill the italics tag

  • HR Collins | June 1, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    I am in charge of getting All Star jerseys for my town’s Little League. Town name is Riverside and the leagues colors are red and white. Anybody got some good ideas for a home & away styles?

  • Jim | June 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”96025″]Pittsburgh Steelers new punter, Dan Sepulveda, sporting a pair of Nike Zoom T90’s. Also from that paper, another picture of the gold helmets, this time by Troy Polamalu. Note that he is also playing with a soccer ball.[/quote]

    Sorry to ignore the hotdog talk (just ask the expert, Dick Portillo – Mustard, Relish, Onion, Pickle, Cucumber, Tomato, Sport Pepper, and Celery Salt, and NOTHING else [as if there’s room for ketchup]) … but is that a full-size soccer ball? It looks awefully small.

  • Paperback Hero | June 1, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”96238″]Did the NL players wear pill box hats in the 76 All Star game? I seem to recall a team photo with the players dressed like that. Does anyone remember that?[/quote]

    I have the game at home…Ill check when I get in.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”96273″][quote comment=”96265″][quote comment=”96235″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]

    It is a great ballpark. i go to bout half a dozen games every year. the only good thing bout the orioles sucking is you can walk up to stadium at game time and still get great seats for fairly cheap. Plus $6 student night on fridays is always the best

    [/quote]

    I can only count myself for a 1/2 visit to Camden Yards (didn’t see a game, took the $7 tour), but wow, is it worth it! Going through the dugout, luxury boxes, press box was a real treat.[/quote]

    I am sooooo guilty of taking Camden Yards for granted. I live 20 mins from it, go to about 10 -15 games a year since it opened and I just assume everyone has it this good. It’s not until I see a game in another stadium that I am reminded of just how sweet it is to watch a game there. And I’ve never taken the tour!!! I think I may have just found my plan for saturday!!![/quote]

    And I see it a completely different way…until I saw a game at Camden Yards I had only been to Shea and Yankee stadium (I’m from NY), Candlestick Park and the Astrodome. While each one of them offered me an experience, none of them compared in beauty or comfort.

  • patrick | June 1, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”96283″][quote comment=”96025″]Pittsburgh Steelers new punter, Dan Sepulveda, sporting a pair of Nike Zoom T90’s. Also from that paper, another picture of the gold helmets, this time by Troy Polamalu. Note that he is also playing with a soccer ball.[/quote]

    Sorry to ignore the hotdog talk (just ask the expert, Dick Portillo – Mustard, Relish, Onion, Pickle, Cucumber, Tomato, Sport Pepper, and Celery Salt, and NOTHING else [as if there’s room for ketchup]) … but is that a full-size soccer ball? It looks awefully small.[/quote]

    1) it appears to be a kids or girls ball(use smaller than the men do in pro/college/HS.
    2) It doesnt appear to be fully inflated

  • Matt W | June 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    Maybe it is just on my computer, but I cannot believe that there haven’t been any comments about Nike Baseball being advertised under the Google ads section on top. I like the company, but for many of you isn’t this a sign of the apocalypse? Is Uniwatch brought to you by the color purple too far behind, Paul?

  • zip | June 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie: Tampico Stogies in Long Gone Lonesome Blues

  • Ed | June 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”96242″]It is very easy to get to and park (oh, and tailgating! Can’t do that at Wrigley or Fenway, right?)[/quote]

    I dunno, I didn’t find it hard when I lived in Boston. Then again, I lived in Kenmore Square.

    ed

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip

  • Jeff W | June 1, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    I caught the beginning of the Texas A&M v. Tenn. game in the WCWS last night and every one of the players were wearing their pants high. TA&M appeared to have stirrup-socks, but can we get these ladies to give some style lessons to the Major League Pajama Panters.

  • Jonathon | June 1, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    Camden is great; it’s newer, yet still nostalgic in feel. True nostalgia can only come from places like Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee Stadium, or Dodger Stadium. As for the modern parks, don’t discount PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates play AAAA baseball, but it’s a fantastic experience to watch a game there. I’ve been to some shitholes, too: Fulton County Stadium, Olympic Stadium in Montreal, and RFK in DC. I’d also recommend Jacobs Field as a solid place to catch a game.

  • Patrick | June 1, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    My wife lived in Baltimore while we were dating and her office was in the B&O Warehouse. The O’s rent out the end closest to I-95 to private companies, so I have a fondness for Camden Yards. I’m a born and raised Philadelphian, so I am certainly biased towards Citizens Bank Park. But, as much as it pains me to admit, the best baseball stadium in the majors at least is PNC Park. I’ve been there a few times including last years All Star Game and it’s just perfect. The setting, the walk across Clemente Bridge, the skyline view, the intimacy, and the Primanti Brothers sandwiches all combined to make it such a special place to watch a great sport.

  • Adam in Chicago | June 1, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    Great discovery for those who love stripes:

    New Brunswick Black Spruce RFC versus Nova Scotia Celtic in the Canadian Rugby Superleague. Wow!

  • pete m | June 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    The “no ketchup” on hot dogs sentiment is about as ridiculous a thing as I can imagine. Go ahead and glower at me as I put ketchup on a hot dog everytime I eat one in the ballpark. See if I care one bit (I don’t).That’s the beauty of not growing up in a hot dog/brat anal city/state like Chicago or Wisconsin. However, I would not go into a “chicago dog” rest. and ask for ketchup. I do respect local tradition, I just don’t follow it.

    Now if we were talking about pretzels I would understand. Mustard only.

  • Eriq Jaffe | June 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”96110″]Anybody know if there is a searchable database of Topps baseball cards online?[/quote]

    How does this grab you? It’s not complete, and the pictures aren’t particularly high-quality, but…

  • Joe H | June 1, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip[/quote]

    Now THAT is an idea for the area UniWatch gathering! Catch a game at the Yard and tour the Sports Legends Museum.

    I visited Pittsburgh for the first time last November, so I couldn’t catch a game at the Park, but I walk around it twice and am dying to head back.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    i was flipping through channels and saw the ohio state versus la lafeyette and noticed some strange logo creep. the nike swoosh is above the ass pocket on osu. lafeyette has some pretty good looking pinstripes though.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”96304″][quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip[/quote]

    Now THAT is an idea for the area UniWatch gathering! Catch a game at the Yard and tour the Sports Legends Museum.

    [/quote]

    Hell YEAH! Pickels or Sliders before the game…Federal Hill or Fells (Canton?) after the game. Good times!

  • Patrick | June 1, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    I’d definately drive down from Philly for Uniwatch gathering in Baltimore. A warm day at Camden Yards, a crabcake sandwich, and a cold beer. Life doesn’t get much better.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”96306″][quote comment=”96304″][quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip[/quote]

    Now THAT is an idea for the area UniWatch gathering! Catch a game at the Yard and tour the Sports Legends Museum.

    [/quote]

    Hell YEAH! Pickels or Sliders before the game…Federal Hill or Fells (Canton?) after the game. Good times![/quote]

    But…we’d have to get Paul down here before it gets too far into August…and the purple Ravens lamppost banners replace all the O’s banners around town!

  • Nick Maibroda | June 1, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    Regarding the best movie jersey. Not the best jersey, but an interesting one. I always thought the lacing on the Nazis jersey was pretty interest despite the fact that it was on the Nazi uni and the facts that they sported red socks. Please, by no means do I support or condone any action taken by this group of people. Just found it as an interesting uni design which was politically/ideologically motivated. Can anyone think of any other examples.
    Here is a link to the stills from the movie.

    Also, I really liked the Ducks jersey Slapshot. Sorry these are the best pics I could find. Scroll down a bit for the last link.

  • Jim | June 1, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    So depressed. I’ve snickered every time I’ve seen the Sabre’s new logo … then I got an e-mail from my high school … I’m going to go cry now.

    http://bghs.dist214....

  • Jim McCue | June 1, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    Found this review of San Jose’s Municipal Stadium with a couple of mural shots. Scroll down to the bottom to see the painting in the men’s restroom. Cool that they have baseball painting above the urinals, but doesn’t it look like the players are relieving themselves on the outfield wall?

  • Jim McCue | June 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    http://www.small-par...

    This is the URL for the Muni Stadium review.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”96317″]So depressed. I’ve snickered every time I’ve seen the Sabre’s new logo … then I got an e-mail from my high school … I’m going to go cry now.

    http://bghs.dist214....

    This may lack of taste but am I the only who thinks the Bison is molesting the word banner?

  • Joe H | June 1, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”96309″][quote comment=”96306″][quote comment=”96304″][quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip[/quote]

    Now THAT is an idea for the area UniWatch gathering! Catch a game at the Yard and tour the Sports Legends Museum.

    [/quote]

    Hell YEAH! Pickels or Sliders before the game…Federal Hill or Fells (Canton?) after the game. Good times![/quote]

    But…we’d have to get Paul down here before it gets too far into August…and the purple Ravens lamppost banners replace all the O’s banners around town![/quote]

    The Mets and O’s have played a couple of times…maybe he’ll come down for that next time it happens?

  • WVU Tom | June 1, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”96309″][quote comment=”96306″][quote comment=”96304″][quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.

    inner harbor,
    the shops,
    fells point,
    power plant area,

    for those who have never been, get saturday tickets and make a weekend out of it…

    not too many stadiums offer the gamut of things to do in a spot so close to the park…

    its really an amazing trip[/quote]

    Now THAT is an idea for the area UniWatch gathering! Catch a game at the Yard and tour the Sports Legends Museum.

    [/quote]

    Hell YEAH! Pickels or Sliders before the game…Federal Hill or Fells (Canton?) after the game. Good times![/quote]

    But…we’d have to get Paul down here before it gets too far into August…and the purple Ravens lamppost banners replace all the O’s banners around town![/quote]

    Don’t forget the Babe Ruth museum just a block or two away. It’s very small, but there are definately some uni gems there. I was just in there last year and was pissed I forgot my camera.

  • Jeff B | June 1, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    Here’s some shots from a practice shirt from my high school volleyball team with some extreme radial arching.

  • Adam | June 1, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”96317″]So depressed. I’ve snickered every time I’ve seen the Sabre’s new logo … then I got an e-mail from my high school … I’m going to go cry now.

    http://bghs.dist214....

    Ha, I used to live right across the street from there (I went to Stevenson, though, which has been mentioned here before for having pretty horrible green-and-gold football uniforms and using various New England Patriots logos)

  • Alan | June 1, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”96257″]Dang, I didn’t know people were gonna hate on Space Jam!
    How about for basketball uniforms: your Beacontown Beavers – complete with 80’s-era logo creep.[/quote]
    Look! It’s Enrico Palazzo!!!

  • edr | June 1, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    sportsnet new york is showing a game from the 1969 mets world series on monday night. it features the orioles road uniforms with “baltimore” on the front. i have seen one of the other games and the unis look awesome

  • Jeremy | June 1, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    Been to two games at Camden Yards, and took a tour, and I would drop everything in a second to see another game there. And this is coming from someone who goes to about 15-20 Yankee games a year. The only ballpark that even comes close that I’ve been to is the Giants park. As for the other stadiums I’ve been to, Veterans Stadium, Shea Stadium and the Skydome. ‘Nuff said.

  • DenverGregg | June 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”96227″]
    Bull and Bush is a great location to hold it–great on-site brews, oodles of parking–but as an alternative suggestion for the more downtown-inclined, the Wynkoop Brewery is a decent choice. Of course, it might help Mr. Lukas if we got him away from Coors Field and the purple Rockies jerseys.[/quote]

    Wow. I don’t think B&B has that much parking. They sure were short last night.

    Wynkoop could work. I was thinking of lots of places, but then it hit me: Steuben’s!

  • DJ | June 1, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    When the Orioles were designing their new park, they used New Comiskey as a model of what they didn’t want. They (and HOK) came up with Camden Yards instead, and sparked the move to retro ballpark design that’s been so successful.

    New Comiskey and Camden (both HOK projects) opened only one year apart; it is very unlikely that HOK was influenced by what was preceived as “bad” about Comiskey in designing Camden.

    In fact, the key moment was when the main Camden architect was inspired to not work around the B&O Warehouse, but to incorporate it in the design. It led to the asymmetrical dimensions, the red brick, the dark green iron and steel, etc.

  • Alan | June 1, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Loved the NY Mammoths in Bang The Drum Slowly
    Hated the unis in Any Given Sunday (which sucked)
    Mystery Alaska unis were awesome

  • MikeB | June 1, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”96303″][quote comment=”96110″]Anybody know if there is a searchable database of Topps baseball cards online?[/quote]

    How does this grab you? It’s not complete, and the pictures aren’t particularly high-quality, but…[/quote]

    Wow, there’s a blast from the past! Looking at those 1987 Topps card with the wood paneling design I can almost taste that gum that used to come with them. It had that powdery sugar on it and would break into jagged pieces in your mouth.

  • Perry | June 1, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”96184″]RE: the pillbox caps. From Wikipedia:

    In 1976 to celebrate the National League’s 100th season, along with several other N.L. clubs–including the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Mets–the Reds adopted an old-fashioned pillbox-style cap for use during nostalgia events. Unlike the Pirates and the Cardinals, the Reds did not make regular use of this cap, which featured a white crown with two encircling red stripes, a red bill, and a red wishbone C insignia. For regular wear, the Reds stuck to their all-red caps.[/quote]

    I was living in St. Louis in 1976 and went to lots of games, and I don’t remember them wearing those caps at all. Could be my faulty memory, but I think they probably only wore them occasionally.

  • jere | June 1, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Looking at it the other way, only the Tigers and Yanks have no part of their team name, home or away, on their jerseys.

  • douglas | June 1, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    excellent topic

    football (usa) : miami sharx (they play every game in black)any given sunday
    baseball : kekambas (hardball) gray/green pinsrtipes

    hockey : youngblood white/scarlet

    football (world) : prisoneers white/blue and red stripe (usa lookalike, what a coincidence) in victory
    overall : average joes (shiny yellow) or mambo fc in captain tsubasa, yellow with blue/red sleeve insert, just for childhood memories

  • Robert | June 1, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”96290″]oriole park at camden yards is a great park yes, but what makes it so incredible is its location.
    there is so much to do in 10 minute walk around the park.
    [/quote]

    Agreed. The Ballpark in Arlington is just as nice as Oriole Park, and in some respects nicer, but the ballpark experience in Baltimore is infinitely better.

    In Texas, before and after the game you can sit in a vast parking lot or perhaps take a long walk to a crappy chain restaurant . . . and that’s it. The Rangers made a huge mistake when they did not try to find a way to get their stadium built in downtown Dallas or Fort Worth.

  • Scott W | June 1, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    I live in San Jose (and attend San Jose State University…only a few blocks away from Municipal), and I used to go to SJ Giants games quite often. They play third fiddle around here to the SF Giants and Oakland A’s, so the stadium is hardly a big deal to most people around here. It’s definitely a nice place to watch a game and see baseball at its purest. I’m quite partial to attending SJSU games there, however.

  • Perry | June 1, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96262″][quote comment=”96252″]Best Football Uniform in a Movie: The Dallas Knights from Any Given Sunday
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie: The Bad News Bears
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie: The Tune Squad from Space Jam
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie: The Mighty Ducks (uz that’s the only hockey movie I can think of)
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie: The Average Joes from Dodgeball (after the right ones arrived)[/quote]

    Nice.[/quote]

    Nah, the Bad News Bears had advertising on theirs, right? I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”96334″]When the Orioles were designing their new park, they used New Comiskey as a model of what they didn’t want. They (and HOK) came up with Camden Yards instead, and sparked the move to retro ballpark design that’s been so successful.

    New Comiskey and Camden (both HOK projects) opened only one year apart; it is very unlikely that HOK was influenced by what was preceived as “bad” about Comiskey in designing Camden.

    In fact, the key moment was when the main Camden architect was inspired to not work around the B&O Warehouse, but to incorporate it in the design. It led to the asymmetrical dimensions, the red brick, the dark green iron and steel, etc.[/quote]

    are there any pics online which show overhead/sky views of the b&o warehouse at all stages,
    during operation, prior to construction, during construction, after construction?

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…

  • Lutter | June 1, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    Wahtching OK State and Creighton in college baseball action. Gotta love the Creighton in the home whites and OK State in the traditional away greys.

  • Broker75 | June 1, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]
    Completely un-uni-related; I had a thing for Shannon Doherty

  • Perry | June 1, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.

  • todd krevanchi | June 1, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…

  • Perry | June 1, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”96362″][quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…[/quote]

    ?????

    To whom or what are you referring, sir?

  • Jason | June 1, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”96364″][quote comment=”96362″][quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…[/quote]

    ?????

    To whom or what are you referring, sir?[/quote]

    I believe that is a Howard Stern reference. Giamatti played “pig vomit” in Private Parts.

  • Shaftman | June 1, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”96364″][quote comment=”96362″][quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…[/quote]

    ?????

    To whom or what are you referring, sir?[/quote]

    Kevin Michaels = Pig Vomit in Private Parts.

  • Perry | June 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”96369″][quote comment=”96364″][quote comment=”96362″][quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…[/quote]

    ?????

    To whom or what are you referring, sir?[/quote]

    Kevin Michaels = Pig Vomit in Private Parts.[/quote]

    Just so long as he wasn’t dissing the delectable Ms. Madsen, I don’t care.

  • Stuby | June 1, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”96303″][quote comment=”96110″]Anybody know if there is a searchable database of Topps baseball cards online?[/quote]

    How does this grab you? It’s not complete, and the pictures aren’t particularly high-quality, but…[/quote]
    Thanks, Eriq. This is the card I was looking for.

  • BurghFan | June 1, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    re #199:

    New Comiskey and Camden (both HOK projects) opened only one year apart; it is very unlikely that HOK was influenced by what was preceived as “bad” about Comiskey in designing Camden.

    Find a copy of Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream by Peter Richmond, which goes into lots of detail on the funding, design, and construction of Camden Yards. I’m sure that New Comiskey was the model of what the Orioles didn’t want; it may have been that HOK’s original Baltimore design, which was rejected by the ballclub, was based on what they’d just done in Chicago.

  • Binky | June 1, 2007 at 5:37 pm |

    This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    That’s what she said.

  • Mike | June 1, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    A wee bit of logo creep…

    http://sportsillustr...

  • muskiejim | June 1, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”96369″][quote comment=”96364″][quote comment=”96362″][quote comment=”96360″][quote comment=”96355″][quote comment=”96350″]I like the unis of the Tampico Stogies from my fave baseball movie, Long Gone. This is small, but if you click on it you get a bigger one.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

    GRISSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    god, did i have a thing for virginia madsen growing up…[/quote]

    I still do, man, I still do. Loved her in Sideways. Paul Giamatti SO did not deserve her.[/quote]

    ahh. pig vomit…[/quote]

    ?????

    To whom or what are you referring, sir?[/quote]

    Kevin Michaels = Pig Vomit in Private Parts.[/quote]

    WRONG

  • Bill T. | June 1, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    I can’t find any pictures of the 1976 Mets with the pillbox caps, however I did see the Mets wear them in person at the Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown that year.

    Back then, the HoF game was interleague; the Mets wore grey roads with the pillboxes and the Brewers (then AL) wore their road powder blues.

  • Teebz | June 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”96384″]
    Kevin Michaels = Pig Vomit in Private Parts.[/quote]

    The guy you’ve labelled as Kevin Michaels is not a Michaels at all. His name is Kevin Metheney.

  • Jerico | June 1, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”96332″][quote comment=”96227″]
    Bull and Bush is a great location to hold it–great on-site brews, oodles of parking–but as an alternative suggestion for the more downtown-inclined, the Wynkoop Brewery is a decent choice. Of course, it might help Mr. Lukas if we got him away from Coors Field and the purple Rockies jerseys.[/quote]

    Wow. I don’t think B&B has that much parking. They sure were short last night.

    Wynkoop could work. I was thinking of lots of places, but then it hit me: Steuben’s![/quote]

    Steuben’s–yes!!! I’m heading there this weekend. That could work. Uptown Tavern might be a decent choice, too.

    B&B does have their lot, and it is small, but there’s enough curbside available in Glendale. Relatively speaking, as opposed to downtown, B&B has more parking than most.

  • Kris McInnis | June 1, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    I’m going to go with the any-uniform-in-a-movie-that-involved-Air Bud for all of my answers. I mean, there are some athletes in the world today, but that damn dog can flat out play.

  • schuby | June 1, 2007 at 6:52 pm |

    From DJ Gallo’s article on Page 2 about the spelling bee sentences

    grego
    n. A short, hooded coat of thick, coarse fabric, originally worn in eastern Mediterranean countries.

    While on vacation in Greece, Bill Belichick spent most of his time shopping for gregos.

  • Dan | June 1, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    speaking of great baseball stadiums, the new Toledo Mud Hens home is great. in downtown and just looks great. plus, they used to be as good as the tigers

  • schuby | June 1, 2007 at 7:59 pm |

    I can to longer post a comment with a link, but go to si.com’s photo album of the worst teams money can buy, and look at the Mets one. I’ve never seen those unis.

  • Ron | June 1, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”96321″]http://www.small-parks.com/Municipal.htm

    This is the URL for the Muni Stadium review.[/quote]
    Beyond the right field fence and the parking lot is Logitech Ice. The training ice rink for the San Jose Sharks.

    There are four full size NHL rinks at Logitech. Diagonally across from there is Spartan Stadium home of San Jose State football.

  • Mike Engle | June 1, 2007 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”96415″]I can to longer post a comment with a link, but go to si.com’s photo album of the worst teams money can buy, and look at the Mets one. I’ve never seen those unis.[/quote]
    Do you mean this?

  • Mike Engle | June 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    Is anybody watching the Yankees game? I think Chien-Ming Wang got a hair cut. Being the Yankees, I think short hair can be considered a part of the uniform.

  • Sir Jock Strap | June 1, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”96397″]Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:

    I’m going to go with the any-uniform-in-a-movie-that-involved-Air Bud for all of my answers. I mean, there are some athletes in the world today, but that damn dog can flat out play.[/quote]

    High friggin larious.

  • Johnny O | June 1, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    I am watching the Marlins/Brewers game and noticed that Jeff Suppan has no “1982 Anniversary Patch” on his right sleeve like all the other players. If I had to assume I would think because he is right handed, he doesn’t like the feel of that big patch on his throwing arm. I have the jersey on right now and it does make the sleeve a little stiff I guess but shouldn’t cause that many problems. But pitchers can get fussy I suppose. And I would have to go back and check, but I don’t think Suppan has pitched on a Retro Friday yet. If he has I wonder if he had the patch missing then too.

    Jeff Suppan…no patch

    Other players have it

  • Johnny O | June 1, 2007 at 9:06 pm |

    Wow…just saw Johnny Estrada of the Crew wearing some seriously sweet stirrups for Retro Friday at Miller Park tonight. Well done Johnny…well done.
    (Sorry for the bad screen grab…I will try and get a better one later)

    Johnny Estrada

  • Brian from Short Island | June 1, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”96286″][quote comment=”96283″][quote comment=”96025″]Pittsburgh Steelers new punter, Dan Sepulveda, sporting a pair of Nike Zoom T90’s. Also from that paper, another picture of the gold helmets, this time by Troy Polamalu. Note that he is also playing with a soccer ball.[/quote]

    Sorry to ignore the hotdog talk (just ask the expert, Dick Portillo – Mustard, Relish, Onion, Pickle, Cucumber, Tomato, Sport Pepper, and Celery Salt, and NOTHING else [as if there’s room for ketchup]) … but is that a full-size soccer ball? It looks awefully small.[/quote]

    1) it appears to be a kids or girls ball(use smaller than the men do in pro/college/HS.
    2) It doesnt appear to be fully inflated[/quote]
    No such thing as a girls soccer ball. Size 3 is for tiny kids, Size 4 runs through U11, and size 5 is for everyone of both genders, U12 through the big leagues.

  • Joey Guns | June 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”96247″][quote comment=”96236″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]
    The only way you’ll see the Mets at Camden is through interleague..uh oh..[/quote]

    Well I do believe the Orioles had an interlegaue series here at Shea a couple of years ago, so it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility……[/quote]

    The Orioles came to Shea last year, so it’ll be a few years before the Mets head down there. I went to the game where Kris Benson faced off against Pedro. Benson hit a HR off him, on the way to a victory.

  • Joey Guns | June 1, 2007 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”96421″][quote comment=”96415″]I can to longer post a comment with a link, but go to si.com’s photo album of the worst teams money can buy, and look at the Mets one. I’ve never seen those unis.[/quote]
    Do you mean this?[/quote]

    Yeah, he must mean that. That looks like spring training jerseys. Anyone? See how Bonilla is wearing a helmet with no flaps, and his hat under it?

  • Erik | June 1, 2007 at 10:20 pm |

    Alright yesterday I had a post saying that the Marlins would wear ’97 throwbacks june8-13, which was followed by a few questions on specifics. Apologies for the misunderstanding, they won’t be wearing them every game june 8-13, those are just days that the team wil be giving out merchandise from that world series team.

    June 14 against the Cleveland Indians the team will wear their throwbacks from that year. The team will also be giving out fake championship rings I guess.

    is what the uniform s will look like (home one).

  • Erik | June 1, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    Oops the link didn’t work.
    http://www.baseballh....

  • Erik | June 1, 2007 at 10:23 pm |

    Alright apologies again.
    http://www.baseballh....

    If that still doesn’t work, just go to this thread (not sure if that works either)
    http://boards.sports...

    If that STILL doesn’t work, they are teal pinstripes, Marlins on the front is in teal as well, and black hats with black brim.

  • Dave A | June 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”96452″][quote comment=”96421″][quote comment=”96415″]I can to longer post a comment with a link, but go to si.com’s photo album of the worst teams money can buy, and look at the Mets one. I’ve never seen those unis.[/quote]
    Do you mean this?[/quote]

    Yeah, he must mean that.

    That looks like spring training jerseys.

    Anyone?

    See how Bonilla is wearing a helmet with no flaps, and his hat under it?[/quote]

    According to Bill Henderson’s An Illustrated Guide to MLB Jersey Styles and Lettering, The Double Knit Era Collectors’ Reference (1970-2005), this is a home batting practice jersey that was used from 1988 to 1992.

    For those who haven’t seen it, Henderson’s work is an invaluable reference for uni fans and collectors.

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”96452″][quote comment=”96421″][quote comment=”96415″]I can to longer post a comment with a link, but go to si.com’s photo album of the worst teams money can buy, and look at the Mets one. I’ve never seen those unis.[/quote]
    Do you mean this?[/quote]

    Yeah, he must mean that.

    That looks like spring training jerseys.

    Anyone?

    See how Bonilla is wearing a helmet with no flaps, and his hat under it?[/quote]

    Yeah those were the spring training/batting practice jerseys for that era. The road version had “New York” in block letters arched across the front in silver with an orange and silver outline if I recall correctly, paired with the gray pants with the orange-blue-orange stripes down the side.

    I’m surprised Bonilla could fit both a helmt and cap on his huge head. His was big from his inflated ego, unlike his former teammate the Human Bobblehead, who got his huge coconut courtesy of HGH.

    What was that classic line Bonilla busted out on Bob Klapisch? “I’ll show you the Bronx”? Bobby Bo was such a buffoon.

  • joe | June 1, 2007 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”96061″]Hey Stuby,

    Here is a pin with Lou Brock in said pillbox cap.[/quote]

    The image is reversed in the pic on the pin!

  • Mr. Met | June 1, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”96451″][quote comment=”96247″][quote comment=”96236″][quote comment=”96218″][quote comment=”96215″]Best Announcer – Bob Ueker
    Ballpark – Camden Yards
    Hot Dogs – soooo many good ones…must taste them all.[/quote]

    I’m dying to visit Camden Yards…. *sigh* some day, some day…[/quote]
    The only way you’ll see the Mets at Camden is through interleague..uh oh..[/quote]

    Well I do believe the Orioles had an interlegaue series here at Shea a couple of years ago, so it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility……[/quote]

    The Orioles came to Shea last year, so it’ll be a few years before the Mets head down there.

    I went to the game where Kris Benson faced off against Pedro.

    Benson hit a HR off him, on the way to a victory.[/quote]

    That was it. Was it last year? Wow, seems like so long ao. I was at that game as well, and I remember it being so hot I must have sweated off about 10 lbs. that night.

  • joe | June 2, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    [quote comment=”96242″]Hey, every baseball park is different, and people like different things.

    If you want to rag on the Twins’ baggie-dome, I don’t think anyone will disagree with you. That was a horrible mistake (and, to boot, it actually affects the game on the field in a very frustrating way).

    I love US Cellular, but I’m a Sox fan. So take it for what you will. However, it is no where near universally bad. It looks good now with the green and trimmed-down upper deck. It is tremendously comfortable (sitting, seeing, getting around). It is very easy to get to and park (oh, and tailgating! Can’t do that at Wrigley or Fenway, right?)

    I admire Wrigley and Fenway for their “quaintness”… but come on, without the “history” attached, both stadiums are dirty and uncomfortable.[/quote]

    Tailgating is for football, noot baseball.

  • Sal | June 2, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    Best Football Uni … Gus … great helmet …http://www.srcf.ucam...

  • Steve | June 2, 2007 at 12:11 am |

    Can’t find a picture/screen cap, but in the Cubs brawl today, you can see that the Cubs C is peeling off the helmet of Michael Barrett as him and Zambrano go at it.

  • Steve | June 2, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    Actually, you can sort of see it in this shot:
    http://www.fremontne...

  • Mr. Met | June 2, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”96488″]Tailgating is for football, noot baseball.[/quote]

    Tell that to the bastards who tailgate at Shea Stadium, which makes the parking even more impossible to find now that they’ve lost about 2000 spots to the Citifield construction.

    I think tailgating is fun and all, but when there is a huge shortage of spots and you and your buddies decide to take up 3 spots so you can stuff your fat faces before the game, that’s just plain stupid and inconsiderate.

  • Ethan Lewis | June 2, 2007 at 5:21 am |

    New Giant Randy Messenger came in to finish off the Phutile Phillies tonight, and he had no nameplate on the back of his jersey. I guess the Giants aren’t equipped to make new ones when they are on the road.

  • Sage Confucius | June 2, 2007 at 6:46 am |

    [quote comment=”96268″][quote comment=”96200″]We can’t, Todd? Are you SURE we can’t? 0=)[/quote]

    ok anthony, you are allowed 1 “wiz wit”…

    i’ll try all fictional teams
    Best Football Uniform in a Movie :
    a. taft high- the best of times
    b. ampipe high- all the right moves
    c. eastern state university- the program

    Best Baseball Uniform in a Movie :
    a. the bears- bad news bears

    Best Basketball Uniform in a Movie:
    a. hickory high (home 2 tones)- hoosiers

    Best “Soccer” Uniform in a Movie :
    a. prisoners team- victory

    Best Hockey Uniform in a Movie :
    a. charleston chiefs- slapshot
    b. mystery- mystery, alaska
    c. hamilton mustangs- youngblood

    Best Fictional Sport Uniform in a Movie:
    toughy… could list about 2 dozen more…[/quote]

    Eastern State University was my alma mater! Sort of. I was part of the South Carolina Band for that movie. The uniforms were good, but I’m not a big fan of maroon.

    I agree with most of your picks. However, I think the NY Knights from The Natural are better than the Bears. I like the color scheme better.

  • ChrisN | June 2, 2007 at 6:54 am |

    I’ve been to 19 major league parks (including some duplicates to reflect new stadia – for example, I saw the Rockies play at Mile High).

    Favorite – Wrigley. Great combination of historic ballpark with reasonably updated facilities

    Favorite new – PNC in Pittsburgh. They did everything right – sight lines, setting, neighborhood, access to public transport. Camden Yards (originator of old park ambiance) and Coors Field (sun setting over Rockies in left) are close behind.

    Worst – close call between RFK, the Vet, and the old Arlington Stadium.

    I saw a game at the Cell before the recent renovations. I thought it was OK, but nothing about it made it stand out – it didn’t have character like the new parks I cited above.

  • Sage Confucius | June 2, 2007 at 7:36 am |

    For those of you too busy on your Friday night to torture yourselves with a purple on purple matchup at the WCWS, check out the photo gallery link.

    Washington vs. Northwestern

  • Jeff Cooper | June 2, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    I wish there was some way the Indianapolis Indians could do a throwback stadium event. Don’t get me wrong, the Vic is a great ballpark. But I moved to Indy about a month after the Indians moved from their old home, Bush Stadium, to the new Victory Field, and I never got to see the old park (which stood in for Comiskey in “Eight Men Out”) in action. Bush is still standing, but, as Kyle at IU notes, it’s in pretty sad shape these days–it was a short-track racetrack for a few years, and now it just sits empty, waiting to be torn down. I don’t want to think about how many million dollars it would take to make the place playable for baseball (and habitable by fans) again. But I wish I could see it.