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Sunday Open Thread

The Indians and Tigers both wore 1977 throwbacks last night, but Cleveland sort of ruined it by wearing their current batting helmets instead of ones emblazoned with the 1977 crooked “C”. The uni’s also lacked belt loops which led Detroit’s Curtis Granderson to comment, “As long as they don’t fall down while I’m running, I’ll be all right.”

Too bad there wasn’t anything else exciting in Cleveland to talk about this morning, right Detroit? —Vince

 

82 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Zachattac | June 3, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    I love the crooked C, that’s a great hat.

  • Stuby | June 3, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    Kudos to the Indians and Tigers for making the attempt at accurate throwback unis. However, I think the Reds were the only team wearing their socks like that in 1977. If teams are going to continue to go the throwback route, they need to hire a consultant or even a ballplayer from that era to help make sure they do it right.

    So please, no more of this until you can make it look like this.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 3, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    I’d forgotten how immense the names were on those old Tigers jerseys. The numbers being so small only makes the names look even bigger. Not quite in Cincinnati territory, but still pretty ugly.

    Any pictures of the Indians’ backs? Did they have a number font to go with that quirky lettering? By the time I started following baseball in the ’80s, they had the same block font that they have now.

  • Sameer | June 3, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    What are the terms of LeBron’s sponsership with Nike when it comes to the adidas NBA gear?

  • john | June 3, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    does 20 years justify a throwback, particularly since the current uniofrms are the direct result of the awful era that preceded it

  • Randy Miller | June 3, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    IIRC, the Tigers wore 4-inch letters and 6-inch numbers back in the day. It would be fun to see a Detroit throwback jersey for Saltalamacchia…

  • SQL | June 3, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by the fact that the Ottawa senators are sporting a different logo on their home/away sweaters. I might add that the home one looks especially dorky. (Wow darling, that’s a tough looking senator, for sure…brrr)

  • Zac | June 3, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”96915″]What are the terms of LeBron’s sponsership with Nike when it comes to the adidas NBA gear?[/quote]
    The only adidas made NBA gear that players would be wearing outside of any shoes they use would be the jerseys and the head/arm bands most likely. A company can’t really tell a player “you will only wear specially made Nike jerseys and Nike bands” since it breaks league regulations.

  • Minna H. | June 3, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    From yesterday:

    Stuby, my nickname in college was Pyro. I have four tats, and they all include the element of fire.

    Jon in SLC, I took another look at the pics, and if the colors are more disparate in person than they are on my computer, which is probable because I have everything dimmed (bad eyes), then the unis would seem off. All the colors would have to be pretty muted for the ensemble to work.

    Buffaloes’ new unis: I hate them. The numbers are too big, the gold is god-awful, and even the black looks dull. Do over, please.

  • BIGmatt | June 3, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    I am a WITNESS

  • Jacob | June 3, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Not sure if it’s ever been mention (it probably has), but the San Fran Giants all have their names on the back of their batting helmets. Do any other team do this?

  • Bogaard | June 3, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    Stuby, Why would Colorado put UC on their helmets? They aren’t part of the California system. In case you haven’t noticed, most universities in the Rockies and High Planes abreviate that way: U of Denver = DU, U of Oklahoma = OU, U of Nebraska = NU, U of Utah = UU (yuk, yuk, yuk!), U of Missouri = MU. It’s a Big 8 thing.
    And I think (pains me to say it) but CU joined Team Nike and actually looks better than before (old on left, new on right). The black on black is not Nike’s thing but has been done for years and is one of many options — just look at the fabric and lettering. No more cheep mesh, numbers lay flat, shirt piping is restrained, font easier to read, nice single strand of piping down legs.

    Good work Nike. What? Yeah, I said it.

  • Forrest | June 3, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    I was hoping to see some analysis of the new Buffs uniforms, or of the Spezza incident. Alas, we’ll have to wait for his Paulness to return and see what he thinks…

  • David | June 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”96964″]I was hoping to see some analysis of the new Buffs uniforms, or of the Spezza incident. Alas, we’ll have to wait for his Paulness to return and see what he thinks…[/quote]

    There are always open threads on the weekends.

  • Josh Frazier | June 3, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    I saw several Tigers wearing Phiten Titanium Sleeves last night, but couldn’t get a screen grab. What do those do? Are they allowed by the MLB?

  • Dan | June 3, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    I have to say that I don’t like the Sens home sweaters either. The logo doesn’t look good and the black “stripe” on it looks ridiculous. So, going off of a uni standpoint I hope the Ducks win. And now we have the Spurs and Cavs in the nba finals. Who has the better uniform? I like Cleveland’s, but I’m a little biased. and someone please tell me that the indians-tigers game was in Detroit last night. If it wasn’t I can only imagine the traffic and parking nightmare here since the Jake and the Q are right next to each other.

  • Chuck Ryals | June 3, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Tribe and Tigers looked good last night. Cleveland is still HUNG OVER after last nights Cavs win! WOO HOO!

  • Mike Engle | June 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”96972″]I have to say that I don’t like the Sens home sweaters either. The logo doesn’t look good and the black “stripe” on it looks ridiculous. So, going off of a uni standpoint I hope the Ducks win. And now we have the Spurs and Cavs in the nba finals. Who has the better uniform? I like Cleveland’s, but I’m a little biased. and someone please tell me that the indians-tigers game was in Detroit last night. If it wasn’t I can only imagine the traffic and parking nightmare here since the Jake and the Q are right next to each other.[/quote]
    Ottawa’s best jerseys are the black alternates that you never see anymore. You have to love the olive wreath band and the Parliament building shoulder logo. I think the profile logo on the white jersey is a little dated.

  • Mike Engle | June 3, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”96914″]I’d forgotten how immense the names were on those old Tigers jerseys. The numbers being so small only makes the names look even bigger. Not quite in Cincinnati territory, but still pretty ugly.

    Any pictures of the Indians’ backs? Did they have a number font to go with that quirky lettering? By the time I started following baseball in the ’80s, they had the same block font that they have now.[/quote]
    I did a little bit of Googling, and pictures of Frank Robinson and Dennis Eckersley Indians jerseys from the era for sale on the Internet suggest that the numbers were good old block. Not very creative, but if the numbers would have followed the theme of the INDIANS typeface, I think the numbers would have been unreadable.

  • Stuby | June 3, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”96961″]Stuby, Why would Colorado put UC on their helmets? They aren’t part of the California system. In case you haven’t noticed, most universities in the Rockies and High Planes abreviate that way: U of Denver = DU, U of Oklahoma = OU, U of Nebraska = NU, U of Utah = UU (yuk, yuk, yuk!), U of Missouri = MU. It’s a Big 8 thing.
    And I think (pains me to say it) but CU joined Team Nike and actually looks better than before (old on left, new on right). The black on black is not Nike’s thing but has been done for years and is one of many options — just look at the fabric and lettering. No more cheep mesh, numbers lay flat, shirt piping is restrained, font easier to read, nice single strand of piping down legs.

    Good work Nike. What? Yeah, I said it.[/quote]
    My comment was in reference to the discussion of last week and the quirkiness of the abbreviation scheme you mentioned in your post. I didn’t really expect them to change their logo. In fact, I rather like it.

  • Ben | June 3, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    Paul better make reference to the Spezza incident tomorrow. For those of you who didn’t see it. Spezza got in a tussle and ripped his jersey. He was supposed to serve a penalty, but didn’t have a jersey, so he went to the room to get a new one, and returned to the box wearing Patrick Eaves #44. He played a shift as Eaves, then got a new jersey. The hockey night in Canada commentators thought it was quite hilarious.
    I’m also with mike on the black jerseys. They wore them through the season, but i think don’t wear them in the playoffs due to the “Be Red” marketing campaign.

  • Ben | June 3, 2007 at 1:20 pm |
  • concealed78 | June 3, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”96910″]Kudos to the Indians and Tigers for making the attempt at accurate throwback unis. However, I think the Reds were the only team wearing their socks like that in 1977. If teams are going to continue to go the throwback route, they need to hire a consultant or even a ballplayer from that era to help make sure they do it right.

    So please, no more of this until you can make it look like this.[/quote]

    Two questions: does that modern Pirates throwback seem like its not yellow enough like Dave Parker’s uni?

    And secondly, is that shade of orange on the current Tigers throwback seem a bit bright? Plus the sleeve trim was way fatter than that.

  • Dan Etna | June 3, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    Anyone watching the Mets/Diamondbacks game? Doug Davis is still wearing his Brewer colored batting gloves while playing for the D’Backs

  • Kenny | June 3, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    I don’t have any pictures, but yesterday Joe Torre not only wore his regular uniform (thank God), but he was also wearing a very nice watch-a Cartier Roadster (sorry, no pics). I have seen managers in Japan wear Cartier watches with their unis, but I have never seen that in MLB until now. Usually, managers here in MLB wear cheap digital watches made by Timex or Casio.

  • JayD | June 3, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    I like the Senators red jerseys..
    Its an original look compared to most teams uni’s.
    Unlike the Ducks who went with guess what?.. Black.
    Still better than Eggplant but..
    Ducks should utilize that orange trim on their sweaters more. maybe a predominant orange jersey?
    Haven’t been to the local river lately but isn’t a duck like tan and dark green?

  • Chris A | June 3, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    STIR-UP CAUSES OUT

    Softball College World Series – With one out in the top of the third, Washington’s runner on first attempts to steal second; the throw is late, but Kristie Fox places her foot in front of second. The runner does not slide into her foot, but her cleat catches the red stir-up, not allowing the foot to get to second base; tag applied – runner out.

    It also seems Arizona as a team likes to line up their stir-ups with the strip on the pants, unlike Washington.

  • JayD | June 3, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Yesterdays Red Sox v Yankees game when Manny strolled up to the plate, Joe Buck commented on the big green bag of sunflower seeds hanging out of his back pocket. They also mentioned the time he had a water bottle in his pocket out in left field. Was is also Manny who a coulple seasons ago had on the Oakley Thump sunglasses with the MP3 player attached on out in left during a game?

  • alex | June 3, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    there have been a number of discussions today on the Spezza/Eaves jersey situation over on the gameworn.net site, including Barry from Meigray mentioned that the Eaves sweater from last night has already been claimed.

  • Joey Guns | June 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96991″]Anyone watching the Mets/Diamondbacks game? Doug Davis is still wearing his Brewer colored batting gloves while playing for the D’Backs[/quote]

    I missed it, but the old batting gloves obviously aren’t working! He’s mired in an 0 for 50 slump……..

  • C.N. | June 3, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”96998″]Yesterdays Red Sox v Yankees game when Manny strolled up to the plate, Joe Buck commented on the big green bag of sunflower seeds hanging out of his back pocket. They also mentioned the time he had a water bottle in his pocket out in left field. Was is also Manny who a coulple seasons ago had on the Oakley Thump sunglasses with the MP3 player attached on out in left during a game?[/quote]

    Yep. Manny being Manny, as it were.

    Why do you get a free pass for pulling stunts like that just because you can hit a baseball 500 feet?

  • Joey Guns | June 3, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”97009″][quote comment=”96991″]Anyone watching the Mets/Diamondbacks game? Doug Davis is still wearing his Brewer colored batting gloves while playing for the D’Backs[/quote]

    I missed it, but the old batting gloves obviously aren’t working!

    He’s mired in an 0 for 50 slump……..[/quote]

    Yeah, I just saw his navy blue Adidas batting gloves. Ron Darling just said “If you’re 0 for 50, are you allowed to wear an elbow guard?” haha Also, they said he’s listed as a left handed batter, but he was batting righty all 3 times up today.

  • Mark | June 3, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    Watching Major League 3: Back to the Minors. In one scene Billy “Downtown” Anderson is wearing #14 on the Twins, then next scene in the dugout he has #16. Also many Twins “regulars” in the movie, have high numbers like 63, 80 etc.

    One More Note: Jerseys from Little Big League are in Roger Dorn’s owners suite.

  • Minna H. | June 3, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    I’m watching the French Open, and there was a uni-discussion moment. Two of the players, Tommy Robredo and something Volandri are wearing the exact same outfit. Same headband, same shirt, same shorts. Couldn’t tell if the shoes were the same, but they were both wearing watches as well. The commentators specifically cut to the two of them playing to make snide remarks on telling the players apart. Ted Robinson said that the higher seed should get to wear what he wants and the lower seed has to wear something different. Works for me.

  • SaraJane | June 3, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…

  • Matt B | June 3, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    Softball College World Series – With one out in the top of the third, Washington’s runner on first attempts to steal second; the throw is late, but Kristie Fox places her foot in front of second…

    I saw that play on the teevee at the gym and caught the analysis via closed captions. They said that the stirrup got caught in the “completes,” using that word on more than one occasion. Is that a real piece of equipment, or a biff by the captioners?

  • Joey Guns | June 3, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    Delgado and Reyes are both wearing last year’s grey underbrim hats today.

  • Joey Guns | June 3, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97027″]Delgado and Reyes are both wearing last year’s grey underbrim hats today.[/quote]

    Heilman too….

  • Matt B | June 3, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    Saw a guy on the street yesterday wearing socks with the fake knit-in stirrups. Clearly not going to or from softball game. Apparently he just dug the style. Or was running low on clean socks. Either way – very amusing.

  • Stuby | June 3, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96936″]From yesterday:

    Stuby, my nickname in college was Pyro. I have four tats, and they all include the element of fire.

    Jon in SLC, I took another look at the pics, and if the colors are more disparate in person than they are on my computer, which is probable because I have everything dimmed (bad eyes), then the unis would seem off. All the colors would have to be pretty muted for the ensemble to work.

    Buffaloes’ new unis: I hate them. The numbers are too big, the gold is god-awful, and even the black looks dull. Do over, please.[/quote]
    Minna, thats a good enough explanation for me. I just had a mental image of Beavis going ‘Fire, heh heh, Fire’.

  • Joey Guns | June 3, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”96992″]I don’t have any pictures, but yesterday Joe Torre not only wore his regular uniform (thank God), but he was also wearing a very nice watch-a Cartier Roadster (sorry, no pics). I have seen managers in Japan wear Cartier watches with their unis, but I have never seen that in MLB until now. Usually, managers here in MLB wear cheap digital watches made by Timex or Casio.[/quote]

    They just zoomed into the dugout to show that Willie Randolph was wearing a watch with a Mets logo on the face!

  • Natron | June 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”97026″]Softball College World Series – With one out in the top of the third, Washington’s runner on first attempts to steal second; the throw is late, but Kristie Fox places her foot in front of second…

    I saw that play on the teevee at the gym and caught the analysis via closed captions. They said that the stirrup got caught in the “completes,” using that word on more than one occasion. Is that a real piece of equipment, or a biff by the captioners?[/quote]

    They were saying “cleats”, not “completes”.

  • Dan | June 3, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”96961″]Stuby, Why would Colorado put UC on their helmets? They aren’t part of the California system. In case you haven’t noticed, most universities in the Rockies and High Planes abreviate that way: U of Denver = DU, U of Oklahoma = OU, U of Nebraska = NU, U of Utah = UU (yuk, yuk, yuk!), U of Missouri = MU. It’s a Big 8 thing.
    And I think (pains me to say it) but CU joined Team Nike and actually looks better than before (old on left, new on right). The black on black is not Nike’s thing but has been done for years and is one of many options — just look at the fabric and lettering. No more cheep mesh, numbers lay flat, shirt piping is restrained, font easier to read, nice single strand of piping down legs.

    Good work Nike. What? Yeah, I said it.[/quote]

    Huge improvement over the old ones. When I heard that Colorado was getting new uniforms, I was hoping for the sleeve stripes from the Kordell Stewart days, but even without them, the uniforms are still very nice. I actually like the gold piping above the chest lettering. One of the things I hated about the old ones were that the gold pants sometimes looked mint green, and it would look terrible. It appears the new gold pants are the right shade. And thankfully, no white pant combos!

  • Nolan | June 3, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”96997″]STIR-UP CAUSES OUT

    It also seems Arizona as a team likes to line up their stir-ups with the strip on the pants, unlike Washington.[/quote]
    Ya Know, if you’re gonna take the time to get dressed, you might as well do it right. Right?

  • Nolan | June 3, 2007 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”96997″]STIR-UP CAUSES OUT

    Softball College World Series – With one out in the top of the third, Washington’s runner on first attempts to steal second; the throw is late, but Kristie Fox places her foot in front of second. The runner does not slide into her foot, but her cleat catches the red stir-up, not allowing the foot to get to second base; tag applied – runner out.

    It also seems Arizona as a team likes to line up their stir-ups with the strip on the pants, unlike Washington.[/quote]

    Side Note: Nothing is being “stirred” so there for there is no stir-up. Stirrups on the other hand are worn in base/softball.

  • Tom C. | June 3, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    A pet peeve of many on this site, so I thought of Uni-Watch when I read this in the Boston Globe today,

    “According to Major League Baseball, managers can wear pullovers during games if they’re licensed apparel. But I applaud Mets manager Willie Randolph, who dresses in full uniform out of respect for the game; “

  • TechAlumni2006 | June 3, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Cubs catcher Koyie Hill still has his jackie robinson sticker on his catcher’s mask, and from the same game, Jeff Francouer has been wearing his sunglasses on the back of his head. I cant think of a reason for this, unless like my mom, he has eyes in the back of his head.

  • SaraJane | June 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    Here are some blurry screen grabs of Brendan Ryan showin’ the stripes in his MLB debut:

    At bat

    Turning a double play

    Hopefully he’ll keep it up; now that Anthony Reyes is back in Memphis, we need someone in STL to demonstrate how to correctly wear baseball pants.

    Also, Eric Munson (who was recently called up to the Astros) and Hunter Pence (of course) are wearing their pants high… three players in one game… please, oh please, let me be seeing the beginning of a trend!

  • Wayne | June 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]

    It looks like Brendan Ryan is wearing stirrups too, which makes up for the demotion of Anthony Reyes to Triple-A. I’m sitting kind of far from my TV so I’m not 100% sure about it, but they looked like stirrups.

    Is it just me or does it seem like a lot more major leaguers are wearing high cuffs this season? I’ve noticed many more big name players are following this excellent styling trend this season. Let’s hope it continues to spread!

  • Wayne | June 3, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    Haha… it looks like SaraJane and I posted at the same time saying pretty much the same thing!

  • TechAlumni2006 | June 3, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    In the Northwestern-Tennessee softball game, one of NW’s players has eye black in the shape of hearts.

    Disclaimer: I was only watching softball becasue I saw a cute blond as i was flipping from cubs game to astros game

  • buccos | June 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?

  • RefUni | June 3, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”96932″]Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by the fact that the Ottawa senators are sporting a different logo on their home/away sweaters. I might add that the home one looks especially dorky. (Wow darling, that’s a tough looking senator, for sure…brrr)[/quote]

    The current home jersey was the old third jersey, hense the different logo.

    The logo on the home jersey is also used on the current black third.

  • SaraJane | June 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Apparently Wayne and I do.

  • My Name is Not Earl | June 3, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    Watching the Vanderbilt-Austin Peay baseball game. Peay has something unusual . . . their home whites have “Governors” in script, with an underline, which isn’t that unusual. What is odd is that in the underline/ribbon, instead of having something like “Austin Peay” or “APSU,” they have “Baseball.” What’s the deal . . . do they think they’d forget what sport they’re playing?

  • Forrest | June 3, 2007 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”96967″][quote comment=”96964″]I was hoping to see some analysis of the new Buffs uniforms, or of the Spezza incident. Alas, we’ll have to wait for his Paulness to return and see what he thinks…[/quote]

    There are always open threads on the weekends.[/quote]

    I just meant I would rather see the open thread mention either of those then the throwbacks, from my point of view, they are more important.

  • Vince Grzegorek | June 3, 2007 at 5:32 pm |

    In my celebratory haze after the Cavs game I couldn’t find any pics of the Spezza incident large enough to post as the Open Thread this morning.

    That, and what better morning for a Clevelander!!

    Sorry.

    –Vince

  • Jon in SLC | June 3, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”96961″]Stuby, Why would Colorado put UC on their helmets? They aren’t part of the California system. In case you haven’t noticed, most universities in the Rockies and High Planes abreviate that way: U of Denver = DU, U of Oklahoma = OU, U of Nebraska = NU, U of Utah = UU (yuk, yuk, yuk!), U of Missouri = MU. It’s a Big 8 thing.
    And I think (pains me to say it) but CU joined Team Nike and actually looks better than before (old on left, new on right). The black on black is not Nike’s thing but has been done for years and is one of many options — just look at the fabric and lettering. No more cheep mesh, numbers lay flat, shirt piping is restrained, font easier to read, nice single strand of piping down legs.

    Good work Nike. What? Yeah, I said it.[/quote]

    Actually, nobody calls the University of Utah ‘UU’. It’s either called the U of U or just simply ‘The U’.

  • schuby | June 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.

  • Talon Lardner | June 3, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pyjamma bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pyjamma bottoms.

  • Tom C. | June 3, 2007 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”97078″][quote comment=”96967″][quote comment=”96964″]I was hoping to see some analysis of the new Buffs uniforms, or of the Spezza incident. Alas, we’ll have to wait for his Paulness to return and see what he thinks…[/quote]

    There are always open threads on the weekends.[/quote]

    I just meant I would rather see the open thread mention either of those then the throwbacks, from my point of view, they are more important.[/quote]

    Well, what do you think? With all due deference to Paul (the Uni watch yoda). He is just one opinion. This site is a collection of Uni-Watch opinions. You don’t have to wait until Paul’s analysis to throw in your .02

  • patrick | June 3, 2007 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”97049″]Cubs catcher Koyie Hill still has his jackie robinson sticker on his catcher’s mask, and from the same game, Jeff Francouer has been wearing his sunglasses on the back of his head. I cant think of a reason for this, unless like my mom, he has eyes in the back of his head.[/quote]

    They wear them on the backl of his head so they are out of the way, and they also stay more snug on the back of your, since the side pieces tend to be angle in

  • DW in Cincy | June 3, 2007 at 8:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”97112″][quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pajama bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pajama bottoms.[/quote]

    The pajama pants look horrible.

    No way to explain it other than that.

    Players that wear their pants like that, much like managers who wear pullovers and watches, don’t respect the game.

  • Forrest | June 3, 2007 at 8:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97133″][quote comment=”97112″][quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pajama bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pajama bottoms.[/quote]

    The pajama pants look horrible.

    No way to explain it other than that.

    Players that wear their pants like that, much like managers who wear pullovers and watches, don’t respect the game.[/quote]

    Word to that.

  • Jeff | June 3, 2007 at 8:19 pm |

    I found two videos on youtube of Spezza in game 3. This one shows the incident that ended with his jersey ripped up.
    http://www.youtube.c...
    this one shows him wearing the 44 Eaves jersey as well as the commentators discussion of it.
    http://www.youtube.c...
    don’t thank me, thank the guy who put the videos up.

  • Robert | June 3, 2007 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”97112″][quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pyjamma bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pyjamma bottoms.[/quote]

    While I disagree with you (I think that players in pajama bottons look like slobs), I would welcome your thoughts as to why you think that they are “valid.”

  • Bryan S | June 3, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    Pretty good discussion of the worst baseball uniforms of all time… plus a few of the templates for the “Turn Ahead the Clock” unis (pages 2 and 3 I think?)

    http://www.baseball-...

    -Bryan

  • Bryan S | June 3, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    Continuing my bi-annual search for those “turn ahead the clock” unis, I found this pic of Vinny Castilla, that I had never seen before:

    also, has anyone ever actually seen the White Sox TATC jersey? I can’t find it anywhere.

  • Kyle at IU | June 3, 2007 at 10:31 pm |

    You know…while the “turn ahead the clock” uniforms were some of the nastiest things to ever exist, I really did like the hats with the silver bills and embroidery (Black+Silver=wicked cool). I had the Orioles one for a while, but I lost it some time ago.

  • Bryan S | June 3, 2007 at 10:31 pm |

    Found some more:

    No idea what this is:
    http://www.geocities...

    They were in a video game???:
    http://www.mvpmods.c...
    http://www.mvpmods.c...

    Indians:
    http://img.photobuck...
    http://img.photobuck...

  • Bryan S | June 3, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    And here is the motherload:

    http://www.mvpmods.c...

  • Dan | June 3, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”97112″][quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pyjamma bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pyjamma bottoms.[/quote]

    I agree. I thought I was one the only one who liked pajama pant style. Pants up is good, but pajama style just looks professional.

  • Robert | June 3, 2007 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”97179″][quote comment=”97112″][quote comment=”97105″][quote comment=”97057″][quote comment=”97022″]Brendan Ryan, who was just called up to STL from Memphis, is wearing his pants high in his MLB debut. I’m working on a screen grab…[/quote]
    Who cares?[/quote]

    Anyone who thinks ballplayers should dress right.[/quote]

    I think I am one of the few people here who think “Pyjamma bottoms” are a valid way of wearing a Baseball uniform. Yeah, high socks look good, but I just don’t see what’s so objectionable about pyjamma bottoms.[/quote]

    I agree. I thought I was one the only one who liked pajama pant style. Pants up is good, but pajama style just looks professional.[/quote]

    Now trust that I am not trying to be a jerk here; I am just trying to understand your opinion. What is it about the pajamas that makes them look professional? By professional, do you mean classy or do you mean like big leaguers?

    Are there any other uniforms that you believe look professional, or were all players up until a few years ago amateurish?

  • Nick | June 3, 2007 at 11:05 pm |

    NEW COLORADO FOOTBALL UNIS

    This is a lateral move at best. I like the use of silver, gold & white for the trim on the #’s, but this is a mixed up color carnival for the solely for the sake of using the all four colors.

    In the mid 1990’s the Buffs had awesome FB jerseys using all of these colors, but the trim was sensible and sharp, with good use of stripes on the sleeves. They also wore a Gold jersey for one game, and it is perhaps the coolest college FB jersey I have ever seen – despite the fact that the “Gold” is VEGAS GOLD – that ghastly color that is nothing more than a hip description of the true color of watered down cat p.ss!!!.

    I was fortunate to be able to purchase one and it is indeed very sharp despite the weak gold color.

    My beloved N.O. Saints share this problem. They among many teams, probably at the behest of the manufacterers, also worship at the altar of “Vegas Gold”, a weak pitiful mistake of a color. DOES ANY TEAN WEAR OLD GOLD ANYMORE?
    Even ARMY has ditched it for that pitiful “Vegas” BS.

    And dont even get me started on the Buffs or the Saints wearing the horrid “Black on Black” combo, or the “White on Black” road mess. The black leotard pants look like a ghetto 7th grade teams wearing hand-me-downs, a White Trash idiot fantasy, not to mention it is an ugly, no-class, assinine, false trendy lack of imagination excuse for any NFL or real NCAA uniform.

    Oh yeah, but the “Look really tough” …. BARF

  • Go Cyclones! | June 3, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    Manny Ramirez is wearing his hair holder thingy (my mind is slipping and i cant think of the name)…except it is not only backwards, but inside out. Sorry no screengrab….diving double in the 7th for anyone with TiVo and a camera handy

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 3, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97186″]Manny Ramirez is wearing his hair holder thingy (my mind is slipping and i cant think of the name)…except it is not only backwards, but inside out. Sorry no screengrab….diving double in the 7th for anyone with TiVo and a camera handy[/quote]

    It’s called a du-rag. Preston Wilson wears one too.

  • Joe in Louisville | June 3, 2007 at 11:14 pm |

    Speaking of “throwback” baseball uniforms, I was just watching the footage of George Brett’s “Pine Tar Incident” on YouTube again and relished in the stirrupy goodness that was the Royals’ and Yankees’ uniforms back then. Nice.

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

  • Nolan | June 3, 2007 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”97146″]Continuing my bi-annual search for those “turn ahead the clock” unis, I found this pic of Vinny Castilla, that I had never seen before:

    also, has anyone ever actually seen the White Sox TATC jersey? I can’t find it anywhere.[/quote]
    You do know that if you sign up for the
    membership you can get the Turn Ahead The Clock Style Guide right?

  • Jack H. | June 3, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”96973″]Tribe and Tigers looked good last night.

    Cleveland is still HUNG OVER after last nights Cavs win! WOO HOO![/quote]

    Man, I hate Clevaland….

    Anyway, I went to the Astros-Cards game yesterday afternoon and from my vantage point at Minute Maid (3rd level 1st base side) it clearly looked like Lance Berkman was wearing nylons. He had his pants pulled high and everything but they had this weird translucent shine. And I could tell it wasn’t normal because Pence’s socks looked normal. I can’t find any photos and I forgot to take them at the game. Maybe someone can find some for me because I really want to know if Lance Berkman wears nylons.

  • Go Cyclones! | June 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”97189″][quote comment=”97186″]Manny Ramirez is wearing his hair holder thingy (my mind is slipping and i cant think of the name)…except it is not only backwards, but inside out. Sorry no screengrab….diving double in the 7th for anyone with TiVo and a camera handy[/quote]

    It’s called a du-rag. Preston Wilson wears one too.[/quote]

    Ahh yes, that is indeed the word. I blanked momentarily…looks ridiculous on anyone, IMO

  • awesomejeff | June 3, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    The pajama pants look horrible.

    No way to explain it other than that.

    Players that wear their pants like that, much like managers who wear pullovers and watches, don’t respect the game.[/quote]

    Well this is just not true.

  • Mel | June 4, 2007 at 1:51 am |

    Let’s get real here: Too many MLB players, like the NBA, for some sick reason, love to dress like “gangsta” morons. Hence, we are seeing baggy pants, doo-rags, bizarre hair, monster gold chains, etc.