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Frisco Fiasco

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I don’t mean to pick on Giants equipment manager Mike Murphy — he’s been with the team for nearly 50 years, and he probably has his hands full finding caps to fit Barry Bonds’s ever-enlarging cranium — but the team had some major slip-ups on the uni front last week. First, as reported here last week, Dan Ortmeier’s left-sleeve team logo patch was missing; then Fred Lewis’s right-sleeve All-Star Game patch was similarly unaccounted for. The kicker came on Friday, when Randy Messenger made his Giants debut with no name on his jersey.

Messenger had been traded late the night before, so the Giants had less than 24 hours to prepare a jersey for him. And yes, the trade happenedjust as the team was leaving New York and heading to Philly. Still, it shouldn’t have been that hard to get a jersey lettered and ready to go. Couldn’t they just have gotten one made at the local Sports Authority or something? Messenger didn’t pitch on Saturday or Sunday (no doubt due to embarrassment), so it’s not clear if his jersey has finally been brought up to code.

Interestingly, the Messenger nameplate snafu took place almost exactly a year to the day after the Giants misspelled Eliezer Alfonzo’s name on his jersey. Maybe the team should just take a week off every season during this time of year.

To be fair, the Giants aren’t the only MLB team with uni-related problems lately. As noted in Friday night’s comments, the Brewers’ right-sleeve anniversary patch was missing from Jeff Suppan’s jersey on Friday.

And whatever quality control issues MLB teams are having, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening to the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL. Reader Rob W. was at Philly’s Friday-night game and snapped pics of several players with numerals that had peeled off, as seen here, here, and here. First time I’ve seen anything like that since the Colts’ 2005 opener, when lineman Corey Simon had one of his numerals ripped off of his jersey (an oddity I no longer have a photo of, unfortunately, although I do have shots of of Miguel Tejada with the “1” coming off of his jersey after a head-first slide in early 2005 [he played the rest of that game as No. 0]).

(Special thanks to Chris Shastid for the Messenger screen shot.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: Colorado’s new football uniforms, unveiled over the weekend, will look like this and this. Additional pics, info, and video links here, and still more pics here, here, here, and here. … Amusing teal manifesto here (with thanks to Rob McCallum). … Check out Softbank Hawks pitching coach Tadashi Sugimoto, who appears to be wielding the world’s longest fungo bat (with thanks to, of course, Jeremy Brahm). … “I found my old high school volleyball practice shirt the other day,” writes Jeff Bethune. “I never really liked them, but now looking back I see it’s because of the extreme radial arching. I don’t know what my coach was thinking.” Actually, I think that looks pretty sharp, except for the uni number, which looks way clunky. … Great catch by Uni Watch intern Vince Grzegorek, who notes that the MLB logo at the base of Mike Rabelo’s mask is patterned on the American flag (here’s a close-up from the All-Star web site) — never seen that treatment before. … More from Vince: (1) Serious decal crowding on the back of the Northwestern softball team’s helmets. (2) Josh Beckett appears to be wearing everything but a noose. (3) Trevor Hoffman’s trophy room, complete with jerseys on the wall. … The guy in the center of this photo is a young Barack Obama, shown on the JV hoops team of his high school in 1977. Here’s another shot, from 1979. … Maybe the reason Carlos Zambrano took a swing at Michael Barrett the other day is that the “C” appliqué on Barrett’s helmet was peeling off, a uni transgression that might move anyone to violence. … Looks like Jorge Posada was wearing white-out on his nails on Friday night (good catch by Mike Foreman). … “Found this picture from this gallery of an American football (as opposed to soccer) team in Germany,” writes Tom Langan. “Note the team names (in English) on the backs of jereseys, what appears to be No. 57 memorial sticker, and some logos on the bottom of the jersey numbers, à  la the EPL.” … Todd Burus and Chris Mahoney both note that Wily Mo Peña, who wears uni number 22, is wearing No. 26 wristbands — perhaps a holdover from his days with the Reds. Plus Burus adds that Manny has been wearing his skullcap backwards, with the MLB logo facing front. Not only that, but the Red Sox logo on the back is backwards, which means either he’s also wearing it inside-out (although it doesn’t look that way, because the backwards logo looks raised) or else it’s yet another quality-control issue. … Brinke Guthrie recently stopped in at McCovey’s Restaurant and snapped a buncha pics of the many jerseys on display. Check out his full slide show here. … Anyone know what Troy Glaus was wearing on his leg while running the bases in the 7th inning of last Monday’s Yanks/Jays game? David Chisholm says Glaus wasn’t wearing it while batting, but he apparently strapped it on once he reached base. … Interesting commentary here about how the Trail Blazers need to start fresh with new uniforms (with thanks to Aaron Wiens). … Latest volley in the discussion of the Orioles’ road uniforms can be found here (kudos to Zach Smith). … See that tiny white-ish smudge on the left edge of Terry Francona’s cap brim? You can’t tell from that photo (or from any other that I’ve been able to find), but on TV it clearly appears to be a small “11,” apparently a shout-out to former Sox player Doug Mientkiewicz, who was injured in that collision with Mike Lowell on Saturday night. … Looks like Johnny Damon picked up a first baseman’s mitt on the way to the ballpark last night (with thanks to Michael Basu). … Actual quote from Cincy pitcher Kyle Loshe, when told May 28th could be his day, since he wears No. 28 and the Reds were playing home game No. 28: “I hate my number. I’d rather be 21, 22 or 23.” (Nice find by Jeff Barak.) … Faaaaascinating reminiscence from Paul Hirsch, who writes: “When I was a ballboy for the 1974 Angels, we wore pants without belt loops. However, there was a pocket on the inside of the waistband where a belt could be snaked through, using a special plastic tool that guided the belt through. Not everyone used it, but it was available and it did help keep one’s pants up.” … John Moist reports that Saturday was Price Is Right Night in Fresno, with the Fresno Grizzlies wearing some truly bizarre jerseys. Additional pics here and here. … More minor league zaniness, this time from Matt Nelson, who notes that Memorial Day found the Binghamton Mets using red, white, and blue jersey insignia and bases.

 

245 comments to Frisco Fiasco

  • DJ | June 4, 2007 at 7:12 am |

    Troy Glaus has a sore knee, and apparently uses the brace as support for running the bases.

  • Mike Engle | June 4, 2007 at 7:21 am |

    Why is the Binghamton base a French flag on Memorial Day?

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 7:32 am |

    Manny’s skull cap is definately on inside out, you can see the stitching there on the top of his head. Manny just being Manny like Manny has never been Manny before.

    As for the MLB logo as an American flag, they have been doing that since September 11. I have a few stickers I picked up at a Pirates game and and a lapel pin from a visit to MLBHQ in New York. I will try to hunt down either.

  • DrBear | June 4, 2007 at 7:44 am |

    Let me guess … the Grizzlies offered free spaying and neutering? Did they have lovely models coaching at first and third? Did the PA announcer say “third baseman, number eight…come on down!”

    Gotta love the minors.

  • Greg | June 4, 2007 at 8:14 am |

    In Friday night’s game vs. the Rockies, Reds starting pitcher Bobby Livingston clearly had his left sleeve tailored shorter than his right. It was not just bunched up at the shoulder like we’ve seen Todd Jones do. Pictures have proven elusive so far.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 8:24 am |

    Glad to see MLB enforcing the “no inside out pockets” rule….

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    And I am a Bucs fan by the way….

  • Go Cyclones! | June 4, 2007 at 8:25 am |

    Paul…the Northwestern helmet link goes to the picture of the Tigers catcher.

  • Peter Wunsch | June 4, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    The nail polish that Posada is wearing helps the pitcher see his fingers better when reading signs.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    That Posada-Youkilis picture looks familier….

    http://espn-att.star...

  • stan | June 4, 2007 at 8:51 am |

    the griz jersey is the fugliest thing i’ve ever seen… don’t get me wrong i love watching the price is right when i am sick or dont feel like going to my classes but i seriously had to run and throw up.

    an all purple with pink numbers uni. would be better.

  • Mark | June 4, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    The randy Messenger incident.

    When Bolton Wanderers played Arsenal at Arsenal’s place in the English Premiership a few years back a late call up to the playing squad saw Bolton buying a shirt from one of their fans and Arsenal’s club shop putting on the number and lettering!

  • Joe Drennan | June 4, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    So HBO had some kind of baseball weekend or something as I was watching the horrible Major League II when I noticed a White Sox player, their big bat in the movie, was wearing a flapless helmet. Then, later in the day, I’m watching Little Big League and one of the Twins players in the movie has a double flapped helmet. Sorry no pictures.

  • teddymcg | June 4, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    What are Colorado’s colors? 24 karat gold, 10 karat gold & black?

  • Rick | June 4, 2007 at 9:09 am |

    [quote comment=”97363″]The nail polish that Posada is wearing helps the pitcher see his fingers better when reading signs.[/quote]

    Posada does that about once a week. I’m not sure why it’s mentioned every single time he does it……..

  • al | June 4, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    the new buff unis are bad … the grey shaded area on hip of the gold pants does not work. also on the pants, are those girls pants? no zipper or tie strings up the front looks odd.

  • jake | June 4, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    As mentioned last week, Mark DeRosa went from having a small “e” on the back of his jersey to a standard sized “e”. However, Cubs’ bench coach Ivan DeJesus still had a smaller “e” on the back of his jersey this weekend, sorry no photo.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”97376″]So HBO had some kind of baseball weekend or something as I was watching the horrible Major League II when I noticed a White Sox player, their big bat in the movie, was wearing a flapless helmet. Then, later in the day, I’m watching Little Big League and one of the Twins players in the movie has a double flapped helmet. Sorry no pictures.[/quote]

    I was watching Little Big League also and it Duane Davis‘s character (Jerry Johnson) who had the flapless helmet. But remeber, the movie was in 1994 and they said that he was with the Twins for 11 years so it’s certainly conceivable that he was grandfathered in, as he was in the league since at least 1982 (no mention if he was with a team before the Twins).

  • Ben | June 4, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    When did Tim (I’m assuming that’s him) Hudson wear #52 with the A’s?

  • JASON | June 4, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Glaus has been wearing that knee/leg brace for quite some time now…

  • Chris | June 4, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    The best improvement on the Buff uni’s is to drop those black pants. The rest could be overlooked.

  • MJ | June 4, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    One of the local American Legion baseball teams is known as the hard hats. Instead of wearing baseball hats while in the field, they all wear helmets, similar to the flapless helmet. It is quite a site.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”97392″]One of the local American Legion baseball teams is known as the hard hats. Instead of wearing baseball hats while in the field, they all wear helmets, similar to the flapless helmet. It is quite a site.[/quote]

    If they all wore construction helmets, I’d be impressed…. :->

  • Mad Adam | June 4, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

  • Marc | June 4, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Uniwatch fans a little help is needed:

    I have been an avid reader for years, and upon being faced with this following problem and know nowhere else to turn except to ask the readers for any assistance. The problem is as such, my boss is turning 70 this summer, and since he was a great basketball player 50 years ago, he played and coached for 4 different final four teams, I thought it would be nice to get his old college or high school jersey made and framed for him. Hailing from Philadelphia I thought it would be easy to find somewhere to get one made up, but apparently basketball jerseys today are mostly made up of the cheap looking dazzle material and not plain mesh. I found a custom lettering guy, but need a plain black or maroon basketball jersey to put the letters on. My question follows, is there anyone or anywhere you can point me to find such an item. I appreciate your help, whatever it is. Thank you.

    Marc
    -jerseyless in Philly

  • Nate | June 4, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    You saw Josh Beckett wearing everything but a noose on his neck…

    how about the rope Hideki Okajima wears on his neck?

  • Jason | June 4, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”97402″]I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.[/quote]

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

  • Anthony Verna | June 4, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”97404″]Uniwatch fans a little help is needed:

    I have been an avid reader for years, and upon being faced with this following problem and know nowhere else to turn except to ask the readers for any assistance. The problem is as such, my boss is turning 70 this summer, and since he was a great basketball player 50 years ago, he played and coached for 4 different final four teams, I thought it would be nice to get his old college or high school jersey made and framed for him. Hailing from Philadelphia I thought it would be easy to find somewhere to get one made up, but apparently basketball jerseys today are mostly made up of the cheap looking dazzle material and not plain mesh. I found a custom lettering guy, but need a plain black or maroon basketball jersey to put the letters on. My question follows, is there anyone or anywhere you can point me to find such an item. I appreciate your help, whatever it is. Thank you.

    Marc
    -jerseyless in Philly[/quote]

    If I were you, I’d go calling Mitchell and Ness and see what they have. Though they do need licensing deals, you never know what gems they can pull up. (And don’t forget M&N is a Philly company.)

  • Anthony Verna | June 4, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”97338″]Let me guess … the Grizzlies offered free spaying and neutering? Did they have lovely models coaching at first and third? Did the PA announcer say “third baseman, number eight…come on down!”

    Gotta love the minors.[/quote]

    Sounds better than the prostate exam.

    http://www.msnbc.msn...

  • JeffB | June 4, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    The follow up to the Kyle Lohse story is when it was suggested that May 28th would be lucky for him “since he wears 28 and it was the Reds 28th home game” and he said he hated his number, he threw a shutout that day despite his hatred for his number.

  • Mad Adam | June 4, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

    More info…

    The tag in the jersey says “Made in Korea”

    It was bought at a reputable location. The Kroger stores in the Indiana and Illinoia areas had Super Bowl items. The jerseys in the other stores had silkscreen numbers and names on them. The jerseys at the store I work at did not. I know, having worked for Kroger for quite a few years, that it’s a fairly regular occurence to get the the wrong item shipped to the store.

    Replica or authentic won’t change my enjoyment of wearing the jersey, I just thought that it was odd that we had a nicer jersey selling for the same price as an obvious replica, and was looking for any tell tale signs of authenticity.

  • Frenchie | June 4, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    I don’t think the smudge on Tito Francona’s cap is an ’11.’ He had it on there before the injury on Saturday, and I think it’s been there for a few weeks. I remember seeing it during the Wednesday night game against Cleveland, and I’ve been trying to get a screen cap of it ever since.

    I thought for the briefest of instants that it was a white T.F. (Terry Francona), but have a hard time imagining the manager misplaces his lid a lot. Anyone?

  • Lake | June 4, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”97413″]The follow up to the Kyle Lohse story is when it was suggested that May 28th would be lucky for him “since he wears 28 and it was the Reds 28th home game” and he said he hated his number, he threw a shutout that day despite his hatred for his number.[/quote]
    And a quick look at the Reds roster shows all 3 preferred numbers have been taken. His best bet would be to see if he can pay off Chad Moeller, who has 23. I don’t think Scott Hatteberg or David Weathers would give up 21 or 22, respectively.

    And this makes me wonder why Hatteberg chose 21 to replace the 10 he wore elsewhere (Sparky Anderson).

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    as far as the messenger name incident,
    there should have been no problems. the majestic headquarters are up the road from me in bangor pa. only about an hour and a half away from philly. someone should have been able to accomodate that order without a hitch.

    as far as “manny being manny”,
    is there anyone else who is absolutely sick of this phrase? it drives me crazy when people use it. it has joined “you go girl” as tops on my list of overused and hated phrases.

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    as far as the messenger name incident,
    there should have been no problems. the majestic headquarters are up the road from me in bangor pa. only about an hour and a half away from philly. someone should have been able to accomodate that order without a hitch.

    as far as “manny being manny”,
    is there anyone else who is absolutely sick of this phrase? it drives me crazy when people use it. it has joined “you go girl” as tops on my list of overused and hated phrases.

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 10:28 am |

    as far as the messenger name incident,
    there should have been no problems. the majestic headquarters are up the road from me in bangor pa. only about an hour and a half away from philly. someone should have been able to accomodate that order without a hitch.

    as far as “manny being manny”,
    is there anyone else who is absolutely sick of this phrase? it drives me crazy when people use it. it has joined “you go girl” as tops on my list of overused and hated phrases.

  • Bendert | June 4, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    In those European football uniforms its interesting to note that the all the teams do not match the NFL or NCAA colors as the Gamecocks were powder blue while the Jets were in Redskin colors. Also the Gamecocks had their website on the front of their jerseys.

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    what the heck?
    please erase duplicates…
    and this entry…

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”97414″]I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

    More info…

    The tag in the jersey says “Made in Korea”

    It was bought at a reputable location. The Kroger stores in the Indiana and Illinoia areas had Super Bowl items. The jerseys in the other stores had silkscreen numbers and names on them. The jerseys at the store I work at did not. I know, having worked for Kroger for quite a few years, that it’s a fairly regular occurence to get the the wrong item shipped to the store.

    Replica or authentic won’t change my enjoyment of wearing the jersey, I just thought that it was odd that we had a nicer jersey selling for the same price as an obvious replica, and was looking for any tell tale signs of authenticity.[/quote]

    Companies such as MeiGrey have tags inside the uniforms from when they were worn and a certificate from the equipment manager who vouches for the authenticity.

    http://www.meigray.c...

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”97420″]as far as the messenger name incident,
    there should have been no problems. the majestic headquarters are up the road from me in bangor pa. only about an hour and a half away from philly. someone should have been able to accomodate that order without a hitch.

    as far as “manny being manny”,
    is there anyone else who is absolutely sick of this phrase? it drives me crazy when people use it. it has joined “you go girl” as tops on my list of overused and hated phrases.[/quote]

    Todd, I take it you won’t be buying his new wine, “Manny Being Merlot”? hahaha

    http://www.charityho...

    http://www.charityho...

  • JJD | June 4, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Did the Cavaliers change their blue jersey to the road uniform or is it still the alternate? They haven’t work their wine-colored unis in a while.

  • Ryan Dempsey | June 4, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    Are there any screen shots of Wily Mo’s number this weekend. I am not sure why I picked up on it, but when I was cruising past ESPN, I did notice that he was wearing number 26. The Red Sox web page shows he is 22. Maybe he was on top of it and wore the correct wrist bands.

  • MikeyB | June 4, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    Those peeling numbers on the Souls’ unis is so bush league. Reminds me what happened on my football team–the 14 on one of our player’s jersey was peeling off, and he wore it throughout the playoffs.

  • Joe H | June 4, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”97406″][quote comment=”97402″]I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.[/quote]

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.[/quote]

    If you are paying less than $100 for it new with tags, it most likely is a fake. It may be a really nice fake, but a fake none the less.

    A easy way that I check the Ravens’ fakes that they sell outside of the stadium is with the sleeve patches. If the patch is embroidered entirely into the sleeve, it’s fake. All NFL patches are made into a patch first, then applied to the jersey. So in the case of your Devin Hester jersey I would check the super bowl patch. If it is embroidered entirely into the jersey I would bet it’s a fake.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”97428″]Are there any screen shots of Wily Mo’s number this weekend. I am not sure why I picked up on it, but when I was cruising past ESPN, I did notice that he was wearing number 26. The Red Sox web page shows he is 22. Maybe he was on top of it and wore the correct wrist bands.[/quote]

    This is from June 2nd. He’s #22.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Dan | June 4, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”97430″]Those peeling numbers on the Souls’ unis is so bush league. Reminds me what happened on my football team–the 14 on one of our player’s jersey was peeling off, and he wore it throughout the playoffs.[/quote]

    When I was in high school, I missed the middle part of our season with a knee injury. We were on the road one night, and our star running back had his jersey ripped off in the middle of the game. So the assistant coach looks over at all of us on the sidelines, and I’m the only non-lineman…with a skill position number. SO Off comes my #11 jersey, and into the game it goes.

    My jersey went for 150 on 8 carries and 2 TDs. Everytime he carried the ball, the announcer called my name. It was pretty cool.

  • Mad Adam | June 4, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

    If you are paying less than $100 for it new with tags, it most likely is a fake. It may be a really nice fake, but a fake none the less.

    A easy way that I check the Ravens’ fakes that they sell outside of the stadium is with the sleeve patches. If the patch is embroidered entirely into the sleeve, it’s fake. All NFL patches are made into a patch first, then applied to the jersey. So in the case of your Devin Hester jersey I would check the super bowl patch. If it is embroidered entirely into the jersey I would bet it’s a fake.

    The patch is fully embroidered into the jersey, and now I know.

    Thanks

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”97404″]Uniwatch fans a little help is needed:

    I have been an avid reader for years, and upon being faced with this following problem and know nowhere else to turn except to ask the readers for any assistance. The problem is as such, my boss is turning 70 this summer, and since he was a great basketball player 50 years ago, he played and coached for 4 different final four teams, I thought it would be nice to get his old college or high school jersey made and framed for him. Hailing from Philadelphia I thought it would be easy to find somewhere to get one made up, but apparently basketball jerseys today are mostly made up of the cheap looking dazzle material and not plain mesh. I found a custom lettering guy, but need a plain black or maroon basketball jersey to put the letters on. My question follows, is there anyone or anywhere you can point me to find such an item. I appreciate your help, whatever it is. Thank you.

    Marc
    -jerseyless in Philly[/quote]

    hmm. from philly? great player? great coach?
    you arent talking about herb magee are you?
    what a fireplug that guy is… had him at camp every year growing up.

    if it is magee, id talk to the m&n people. his accomplishments at textile/philly u are huge in the area and i think the people there might help you…

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”97426″]

    Todd, I take it you won’t be buying his new wine, “Manny Being Merlot”?

    hahaha

    http://www.charityho...

    http://www.charityho...

    most definitely not bro! i hate wine actually…
    well, except this kind.

  • JMichaels | June 4, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    RE: real or fake NFL jerseys, the authentic Reebok jerseys have a silver stripe sewn on the inside of the tag at the back of the collar. Like if you would fluff out the tag so that you could put a finger through it or whatever, there will be a silver stripe on the inside of the tag.

  • Kurtinho | June 4, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    Yet another interesting uni-fact from the Yanks/Sox game sunday night…I saw a closeup of Jason Varitek during the pre-inning warm up pitches, and noticed he has the nickname “Tek” on the lower left side of the padding on his face mask. It appears to be stitched into the padding, not drawn on. Couldn’t find a picture of it, but there has to be one floating around

  • Mark in Shiga | June 4, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    Those Price is Right jerseys are just garish enough to work! I especially like the player’s first name on a tag on the front! Did they have the guys write them themselves?

    The back is a little unbalanced, though; the “Pick me, Bob!” line seems a little too low. The number could use a white border, too.

    Randy Messenger’s situation is yet another piece of evidence in the case against player names on uniforms. The jersey would look just as good with only a number, like at home, and with his name being displayed prominently on the TV screen and on the scoreboard, everyone knows who he is.

    I remember the Giants having the same problem years ago on the road. Someone (I think his number was 49) had just come over in a trade and had a nameless jersey. The Giants used arched lettering then, so maybe the expert in charge of that couldn’t be reached.

    BTW, are the Giants’ numbers only six or seven inches tall? Maybe it’s just the lack of shadows/extra layers, but they look kind of small.

  • Todd Burus | June 4, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    You can also tell that Manny’s skully is inside out because the New era logo on the side is backwards.

    As for the “Manny Being Merlot”, I have to say that that will be appearing on my table beofre too long now, thanks for the info.

  • Natron | June 4, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    I was also batting around the idea of cashing on on the Uni Watchers’ endless uni design knowledge/opinions for help in coming up with “unis” for a huge event… Wifflin’ For Wishes – a charity wiffleball tournament. I think it might be cool for our team to finally have the first Uni Watch readers’ designed uni!

    Two problems right off the bat would be:

    #1 – Budget. This is obviously a 1 day, oddball event, so we’re not looking at embroidered, chain stitched, wool jerseys. We’re probably looking at some color of t-shirt, or 3/4 jersey or something of the like. Also, finding somebody who can help us actually get them designed/printed up.

    #2 – Because of the budget, we’re probably somewhat limited in overall design options. We’re probably looking at getting color schemes, and input on what the logo/design of the jersey should be. Maybe if we do names on the back, we can throw in the ever-popular “vertically vs. radially vs. straight” lettering option.

    Anyway, it’s just a thought at this point. I really think it would be cool to have a reader designed uni (and quite honestly, the only reason I’m tossing this around is mostly because I have no idea of even where to begin!), but I’m not sure how I’d go about implementing any of this, and certainly don’t want to use Paul’s blog to further my own personal activities, so if I can come up with a plan for this, I’ll keep you all posted.

  • =bg= | June 4, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    Re: Messenger

    Y’know, I saw this. Couldn’t figure out, why is the 28 so low on him? I didn’t realize the name was missing- since Giants home jerseys have no name. Are there any other teams that do this? No name/home, name on the road?

  • Natron | June 4, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”97459″]Re: Messenger

    Y’know, I saw this. Couldn’t figure out, why is the 28 so low on him? I didn’t realize the name was missing- since Giants home jerseys have no name. Are there any other teams that do this? No name/home, name on the road?[/quote]

    Red Sox.

  • u kno DBo | June 4, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    Y’know, I saw this. Couldn’t figure out, why is the 28 so low on him? I didn’t realize the name was missing- since Giants home jerseys have no name. Are there any other teams that do this? No name/home, name on the road?

    red sox

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”97465″][quote comment=”97459″]Re: Messenger

    Y’know, I saw this. Couldn’t figure out, why is the 28 so low on him? I didn’t realize the name was missing- since Giants home jerseys have no name. Are there any other teams that do this? No name/home, name on the road?[/quote]

    Red Sox.[/quote]
    Yankees too.

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”97468″][quote comment=”97465″][quote comment=”97459″]Re: Messenger

    Y’know, I saw this. Couldn’t figure out, why is the 28 so low on him? I didn’t realize the name was missing- since Giants home jerseys have no name. Are there any other teams that do this? No name/home, name on the road?[/quote]

    Red Sox.[/quote]
    Yankees too.[/quote]
    sorry I mis-read. I am incorrect.

  • adr | June 4, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    Off topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics logo

    Just in case it hasn’t been seen yet.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.

  • al | June 4, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”97470″]Off topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics logo

    Just in case it hasn’t been seen yet.[/quote]

    i was just about to post on this ..

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    horrendous.

  • CV | June 4, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”97427″]Did the Cavaliers change their blue jersey to the road uniform or is it still the alternate? They haven’t work their wine-colored unis in a while.[/quote]

    I wondered teh same. I prefer the wine colored ones myself.

    The new Colorado unis don’t do much either way for me, except the black pants look bad with with either jersey.

  • Natron | June 4, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”97470″]Off topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics logo

    Just in case it hasn’t been seen yet.[/quote]

    “It symbolises the Olympic spirit and the ability of the Games to inspire people to take part – not just as spectators, but as volunteers, in the Cultural Olympiad and more.”

    It does? Looks more like a Rorschach inkblot to me.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question. I don’t know of any Shea tours. There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…

  • Anthony | June 4, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    Don’t know if this has been posted on here yet, but Fulham of the English Premiership unveiled their new unis last week:

    “Fulham Football Club has today announced a major four-year kit supply deal with Nike, which will see the world famous swoosh logo on the Premiership Club’s shirts, until 2011.”

    The new kit is very basic, and has had a pretty solid love it or hate it response–they say it’s intended to echo the jersey worn by the 1903 team, and that the away jersey will be black-and-red-striped. They’ve got a new sponsor (LG, the Korean electronics giant) and the deal with Nike is a tremendous upgrade over their previous supplier from 06-07, Airness (a French company who screwed up so many times with quality and availability issues that they’ll be lucky to get another deal from anyone).

    More photos.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.

  • Johnny O | June 4, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Now that we know how to spot a fake football jersey… how does one spot a fake baseball jersey?

  • Perry | June 4, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Apropos of absolutely nothing, I happened to catch some of Fear Strikes Out on TV this weekend and noticed that Anthony Perkins’s (playing Jimmy Piersall) Red Sox jersey was different from all his teammates. His had no piping down the placket and different sleeve stripes. Had to be intentional, but why? to make it easier to pick him out on screen, perhaps?

  • Knowlest | June 4, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Did anyone else watch game 3 of of the Cup finals and see Jason Spezza have to switch jerseys with (I think) Chris Neil? I just caught the tail end of him switching back to his usual 19 and never heard why it happened. The announcer said they must have had trouble finding the second 19 in the back, but why were they looking for it anyways?

  • Knowlest | June 4, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    or maybe it was number 44? I forget

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Anyone see this hilarious pic from Fenway this weekend? It’s not uni-related, but it’s just funny…..

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • Ryan Real | June 4, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    Is it just me or does the second picture of a Philadelphia Soul player (No. 21) look like one of those “football players from the future” models used on FOX graphics?

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them!

  • Perry | June 4, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    Caught some of Astros-Cardinals this weekend — not only was new Cardinal callup Brendan Ryan showing lots of stripes on his socks, he was actually wearing stirrups! Sorry, no pix.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”97488″]Did anyone else watch game 3 of of the Cup finals and see Jason Spezza have to switch jerseys with (I think) Chris Neil? I just caught the tail end of him switching back to his usual 19 and never heard why it happened. The announcer said they must have had trouble finding the second 19 in the back, but why were they looking for it anyways?[/quote]

    Spezza wore Patrick Eaves’ #44 jerseys because Eaves was scratched for the game. In a scrum with Sami Pahlsson, Spezza had his jersey ripped. You cannot play with a damaged jersey, so he needed a new one. The equipment manager for the Sens couldn’t locate one in the back, and gave Spezza Eaves’ jersey so he could go to the penalty box to serve his roughing minor. He skated one shift with the Eaves, and then returned to the bench where he donned the back-up jersey after he had served his penalty.

    There’s video of it on my blog. :o)

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”97493″][quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them![/quote]

    I’ll definitly take them…the idea is getting better and better. It probably won’t be till next season though. I tend to plan ahead and his last birthday just past.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)

  • Jeremiah A. | June 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”97474″][quote comment=”97427″]Did the Cavaliers change their blue jersey to the road uniform or is it still the alternate? They haven’t work their wine-colored unis in a while.[/quote]

    I wondered teh same. I prefer the wine colored ones myself.
    [/quote]

    From what I understand, once a team selects a uni to wear on the road in the playoffs, they must stay with it for the duration of their playoff run. If that’s not the case then it could be superstition as well.

  • al | June 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic

  • Nolan | June 4, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”97505″][quote comment=”97474″][quote comment=”97427″]Did the Cavaliers change their blue jersey to the road uniform or is it still the alternate? They haven’t work their wine-colored unis in a while.[/quote]

    I wondered teh same. I prefer the wine colored ones myself.
    [/quote]

    From what I understand, once a team selects a uni to wear on the road in the playoffs, they must stay with it for the duration of their playoff run. If that’s not the case then it could be superstition as well.[/quote]

    It could also be that the most powerful 22 year old in Cleveland, maybe the whole sports world likes the blues better than the wine?

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”97495″]
    There’s video of it on my blog. :o)[/quote]

    Not to quote myself, but I believe it is the same video that someone linked in yesterday’s comments.

  • CV | June 4, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Agreed, the ND Green may be my favorite College uni ever. Top 10 for sure.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    Enh. The ND ones are a classic and are not nearly bad enough to make that list.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”97510″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Agreed, the ND Green may be my favorite College uni ever. Top 10 for sure.[/quote]

    They lost 4 times in a row with those green jerseys until they wore them last year when they beat Army. (They probably just did that to end the green jersey losing streak, haha)

  • John E | June 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Think Hudson wore 52 early on in his career…first few starts of ’99.

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    im not sure i understand what SI.com is trying to accomplish by compiling that list and others like it…
    it appears that they just make photo assignments with a given topic to a bunch of interns, grab some file photos and throw it together…

    im sure there are dot com watchdogs who monitor this site to keep check out whats on the periphery of sports.

  • Lockbull | June 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”97514″][quote comment=”97510″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Agreed, the ND Green may be my favorite College uni ever. Top 10 for sure.[/quote]

    They lost 4 times in a row with those green jerseys until they wore them last year when they beat Army.

    (They probably just did that to end the green jersey losing streak, haha)[/quote]

    They should have shown This Monstrosity for Clemson. Not as bad as Oregon, but close.

  • clayton | June 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    troy glaus wore the knee brace alot last year too. Its a brace for runners knee….sorta like tennis elbow

  • Ron | June 4, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”97495″][quote comment=”97488″]Did anyone else watch game 3 of of the Cup finals and see Jason Spezza have to switch jerseys with (I think) Chris Neil? I just caught the tail end of him switching back to his usual 19 and never heard why it happened. The announcer said they must have had trouble finding the second 19 in the back, but why were they looking for it anyways?[/quote]

    Spezza wore Patrick Eaves’ #44 jerseys because Eaves was scratched for the game. In a scrum with Sami Pahlsson, Spezza had his jersey ripped. You cannot play with a damaged jersey, so he needed a new one. The equipment manager for the Sens couldn’t locate one in the back, and gave Spezza Eaves’ jersey so he could go to the penalty box to serve his roughing minor. He skated one shift with the Eaves, and then returned to the bench where he donned the back-up jersey after he had served his penalty.

    There’s video of it on my blog. :o)[/quote]

    That was an interesting scene in Game 3. It would have been funny if they went to the team store and got a Spezza jersey there while they were fixing up the real one.

    On the telecast, Mike Emrick mentioned that Gordie Howe got his jersey stolen in LA and they had to resort to a replica jersey a guy was wearing. Was there any truth to that story?

  • Paul R | June 4, 2007 at 1:04 pm |

    I know everybody here always loves those stirrups with the team logo on them that jamie moyer wears. Well i spotted them in an odd place last night, Lou Ford was wearing them for the Twins in the movie Little Big League. You can see little glimpses of them throughout the movie but in the last scene wear he squares off with Randy Johnson(wearing fake stirrups by the way) they get the close up they deserve while he steps into the box. No pics because im technologically retarded, but im sure someone could hunt them down. it struck me as one of the more stirrup acurate films of all time because every member of the twins is showing a little stirrup at least.

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases. Also, the kids got a complete tour of the Stadium. My sisters went on the tour, and we have puctures of them in the Mets dugout, walking the outfield warning track, and running the bases. Keep in mind, this was during the horrid Bonilla – Coleman – Saberhagen era, and the Mets were very kid-friendly at the time.

    I know they still do the base-running thing after select Sunday games, but as far as Stadium tours I don’t know. Somehow that kid/fan-friendly stuff always seems to be big when the team is doing really bad and they want to bring fans out to the ol’ ballpark.

    Not meaning to be a wise-ass or anything, but did you think about calling the Mets and finding out if they do Stadium tours……? No one can answer that question better than they can.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”97527″]
    On the telecast, Mike Emrick mentioned that Gordie Howe got his jersey stolen in LA and they had to resort to a replica jersey a guy was wearing. Was there any truth to that story?[/quote]

    Emrick is rarely wrong, so I’d say it’s probably true.

    In other unusual jersey incidents, the Red Wings’ jerseys were stolen from the visitors’ dressing room in Montreal during the 1965-66 season before a game in January. Detroit was forced to play in the uniforms of their junior farm team in Hamilton, which were express shipped to Montreal in time for the match.

  • patrick | June 4, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Not sure, however I know they do a tour of MSG (you get to go into the knicks, rangewrs locker rooms. Best bet is to call Media Relations of the Mets and find out…. I would imagine they may be able to set something up for you

  • Minna H. | June 4, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”97338″]Let me guess … the Grizzlies offered free spaying and neutering? Did they have lovely models coaching at first and third? Did the PA announcer say “third baseman, number eight…come on down!”

    Gotta love the minors.[/quote]

    DrBear, best comment of the morning. Those shirts are breathtaking (in a bad way). However, the more I look at them, the more I agree with Mark in Shiga. They are actually growing on me; I especially like the price/name tag on front. In the end, it’s a fun shirt for one game. I can live with that.

    todd k., at the beginning of the baseball season, I proposed a drinking game. Every time you read/hear someone say “Manny being Manny” you have to drink. I will add, if you hear it twice in an inning, you have to finish what’s in your cup. At least you can have fun listening for the dreaded phrase.

    Colorado: The black jerseys look better in the close-ups, but I still think the unis aren’t very pleasing to the eye.

  • Terry Mark | June 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”97522″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    im not sure i understand what SI.com is trying to accomplish by compiling that list and others like it…
    it appears that they just make photo assignments with a given topic to a bunch of interns, grab some file photos and throw it together…

    im sure there are dot com watchdogs who monitor this site to keep check out whats on the periphery of sports.[/quote]

    I agree with you, Todd. It’s irritating that SI offers no explanation for the criteria for its selections, as though they were self-evident. When Notre Dame’s green jerseys show up on the same list as Oregon’s Nike costumes as “worst”, it’s hard to take seriously.

  • jere | June 4, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    About the A-Rod “masks” at Fenway: NESN showed these repeatedly during the broadcast, along with men wearing blonde wigs, in honor of A-Rod’s taste in “she-males.” I heard YES didn’t show this stuff…

  • patrick | June 4, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”97502″][quote comment=”97493″][quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them![/quote]

    I’ll definitly take them…the idea is getting better and better. It probably won’t be till next season though. I tend to plan ahead and his last birthday just past.[/quote]
    I know its time sensitive, with his birthday and all, but you mgiht want to consider doing it a few weeks earlier, that way you can see the Knicks and Ranger’s locker rooms in midseason form. I’ve done it once over the summer (empty lockers) and once during the season and seeing all the cool stuff they have is quite interesting.

  • Paul Lukas | June 4, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    I have begun adding names to the Uni Watch membership roster. If you’ve signed up and your name isn’t there yet, don’t worry — it’ll be there soon. I’m doing it in batches.

    The actual cards, T-shirts, and other items will be mailed out shortly.

  • John in Sacramento | June 4, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    The best way to find out if a given team conducts ballpark tours is to go to mlb.com, click on the team, then the ballpark link. If it shows tours, you will see the hours & cost, and be able to pre-order tickets. Most have handicapped access too. I believe only a few teams do not have tours, and Shea may be one of them.

  • Paul Lukas | June 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”97495″][quote comment=”97488″]Did anyone else watch game 3 of of the Cup finals and see Jason Spezza have to switch jerseys with (I think) Chris Neil? I just caught the tail end of him switching back to his usual 19 and never heard why it happened. The announcer said they must have had trouble finding the second 19 in the back, but why were they looking for it anyways?[/quote]

    Spezza wore Patrick Eaves’ #44 jerseys because Eaves was scratched for the game. In a scrum with Sami Pahlsson, Spezza had his jersey ripped. You cannot play with a damaged jersey, so he needed a new one. The equipment manager for the Sens couldn’t locate one in the back, and gave Spezza Eaves’ jersey so he could go to the penalty box to serve his roughing minor. He skated one shift with the Eaves, and then returned to the bench where he donned the back-up jersey after he had served his penalty.

    There’s video of it on my blog. :o)[/quote]

    I’ll have full coverage tomorrow. Very busy weekend — didn’t have time to cover this today.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”97541″]About the A-Rod “masks” at Fenway: NESN showed these repeatedly during the broadcast, along with men wearing blonde wigs, in honor of A-Rod’s taste in “she-males.” I heard YES didn’t show this stuff…[/quote]

    Nope, they never showed them on YES network. The first time I saw them was on the front page of BOTH the NY Post and NY Daily News on Saturday. Priceless……

  • Adam | June 4, 2007 at 1:20 pm |

    Paul-

    Quick thought about the membership roster. Would it be possible to put the levels/explanations below. For those of us still convincing our wives to let us join, it would be most helpful. Thanks!

  • Adam | June 4, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    oops, forgot the ? after the word below—sorry about that.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”97532″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases. Also, the kids got a complete tour of the Stadium. My sisters went on the tour, and we have puctures of them in the Mets dugout, walking the outfield warning track, and running the bases. Keep in mind, this was during the horrid Bonilla – Coleman – Saberhagen era, and the Mets were very kid-friendly at the time.

    I know they still do the base-running thing after select Sunday games, but as far as Stadium tours I don’t know. Somehow that kid/fan-friendly stuff always seems to be big when the team is doing really bad and they want to bring fans out to the ol’ ballpark.

    Not meaning to be a wise-ass or anything, but did you think about calling the Mets and finding out if they do Stadium tours……? No one can answer that question better than they can.[/quote]

    It’s a valid question and I do have the number, but I’m at work and didn’t want to wait til lunch to do it…especially since, between Paul, Todd, MetsFanAZ and some others, seem to know most of the answers and can usually give some inside advice that you never seem to get from the sources that are most obvious.

  • Paul R | June 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    Lou Collins my bad

  • jere | June 4, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    About Manny’s headwear: That thing is the type of headwear which you fold over to face the logos out (and right-side-up), like a winter cap/beanie.

    Think of it this way. In that pic with the B showing, hold that cap exactly like it is. Put your hand up inside it, and pull the top straight down, so you’re pulling it inside-out, but stop pulling before the logos start folding in. Then turn the whole unit upside-down, and you’ve got a regular hat, with the edge folded up and out, with logos upright. The B and the New Era are not backwards in the pic, they are upside-down. The top of the hat, in the pic, is the “inner” stitching, because that would be the inside when you do to it what I describe above.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”97544″]The best way to find out if a given team conducts ballpark tours is to go to mlb.com, click on the team, then the ballpark link. If it shows tours, you will see the hours & cost, and be able to pre-order tickets. Most have handicapped access too. I believe only a few teams do not have tours, and Shea may be one of them.[/quote]

    I did that already, that’s how I got the Yankee info. Shea did not apear to offer a tour so I figured I’d ask the all knowledgable Uni-verse.

  • Justin | June 4, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”97428″]Are there any screen shots of Wily Mo’s number this weekend. I am not sure why I picked up on it, but when I was cruising past ESPN, I did notice that he was wearing number 26. The Red Sox web page shows he is 22. Maybe he was on top of it and wore the correct wrist bands.[/quote]

    Wily Mo definitely wears #22. The wristbands are interesting because he obviously wore #26 in Cincinatti, but there is no #26 on the Red Sox roster (including the 40-man roster) currently. It was Wade Boggs’s old number, but they’ve had no problem giving it out in the past. (Lou Merloni for example.)

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”97542″][quote comment=”97502″][quote comment=”97493″][quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them![/quote]

    I’ll definitly take them…the idea is getting better and better. It probably won’t be till next season though. I tend to plan ahead and his last birthday just past.[/quote]
    I know its time sensitive, with his birthday and all, but you mgiht want to consider doing it a few weeks earlier, that way you can see the Knicks and Ranger’s locker rooms in midseason form. I’ve done it once over the summer (empty lockers) and once during the season and seeing all the cool stuff they have is quite interesting.[/quote]

    It’s actually not that time sensitive. Not only do I have all year to plan this, but he’s from out of town so we very rarely actually do things the day of the B-Day.

  • Andy from KC | June 4, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    New CU unis … yawn. At least they don’t have four different helmets.

    Also, I’m liking the Price is Right jerseys. I wouldn’t want to see that every night, mind you, but as a one-off thing it’s fine. All the TPIR icons are represented (the wheel numbers, “come on down,” etc.).

  • Joe Drennan | June 4, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    Similar to the Red Wings jerseys being stolen, when I was in college, our first game of the season, the visiting team’s new jerseys hadn’t arrived yet as they were getting brand new patterns. Well, instead of traveling with their old ones, they simply wore our road uniforms. Us players were so upset that another team was wearing our sweaters we made sure that we won the game and took a few extra hits in the corners.

  • Josh | June 4, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    “Nah, it hit me square in the booty…I got a nice inning with a no-name jersey and I got to wear my little brother’s pants. They were a little tight in the ankles.”
    –newly acquired reliever Randy Messenger, on pitching his first inning as a Giant and fielding a ball that struck his rear end. (Andrew Baggarly, Contra Costa Times)

  • e | June 4, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    Don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that David Wright, who has been wearing hiked pants (the proper way), and also proper stirrups— with a sanitary underneath! Thought you’d like to know that.

  • Forrest | June 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    Paul! How about your reaction to the shadow of Nike over Boulder? Is that coming in a paragraph or two this week?

  • Anthony Verna | June 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    As for the TPIR jerseys. . .wow. I’m totally speechless.

    Has a sports team ever honored a GAME show before?

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 4, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”97543″]I have begun adding names to the Uni Watch membership roster.[/quote]

    and i have to say that mark emge has BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS the coolest/greatest/neatest rationale for choosing a number i have ever heard of and it would taking something huge (in my opinion) to top it!

    [quote comment=”97532″]They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases.[/quote]

    phillies have a seniors walk the bases day. a few of us went about 10 years ago and none of us had ever been on the vet turf. so here are 4 of us walking down the isle yelling “grandma! grandma!” asking the ushers if they saw our grandma! describing her wearing some random “grandma outfit” to them. all just cuz we wanted to walk on the vet turf! ushers let us on the field to “find” our “grandma”. ahh, what a day. (youll all be happy to know that the vet turf did not cause any injuries to any of us).

    [quote comment=”97537″]todd k., at the beginning of the baseball season, I proposed a drinking game. Every time you read/hear someone say “Manny being Manny” you have to drink. I will add, if you hear it twice in an inning, you have to finish what’s in your cup. At least you can have fun listening for the dreaded phrase.[/quote]

    best drinkin game i came up with was the “dazed and confused game. any time the word “man” is said, drink. (even as a part of a word, ie. freshman). and every time mitch kramer motions or touches his nose, drink. first time i played it 2 of us cleared a case and a half during the movie…

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”97540″][quote comment=”97522″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    im not sure i understand what SI.com is trying to accomplish by compiling that list and others like it…
    it appears that they just make photo assignments with a given topic to a bunch of interns, grab some file photos and throw it together…

    im sure there are dot com watchdogs who monitor this site to keep check out whats on the periphery of sports.[/quote]

    I agree with you, Todd. It’s irritating that SI offers no explanation for the criteria for its selections, as though they were self-evident. When Notre Dame’s green jerseys show up on the same list as Oregon’s Nike costumes as “worst”, it’s hard to take seriously.[/quote]

    SI.com has an article on their SI On Campus page about those new Oregon State unis (they say that Oregon State’s unis are the most recent uni change, so they’re slightly behind on that department). It’s inviting readers to comment on the worst college FB jerseys today, and as a primer, it gave their own list (with accompanying photo gallery) of what they thought were the worst jerseys going today. Best part about it: you can vent about what you think are the worst CFB jerseys today.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    Wow, love the updates on the membership roster. My 71 card looks fantastic, thanks Paul and all involved.

    However the same cannot be said for the official logo of the 2012 London Olympics, ugh.

  • Marc M. | June 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    and i have to say that mark emge has BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS the coolest/greatest/neatest rationale for choosing a number i have ever heard of and it would taking something huge (in my opinion) to top it!

    Agreed!

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”97565″]Don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that David Wright, who has been wearing hiked pants (the proper way), and also proper stirrups— with a sanitary underneath! Thought you’d like to know that.[/quote]

    Are you sure it’s sanitaries and not the tongue of his cleats? He wears those Nike cleats that have the white top to them, and I know in the past it’s been the tongue of the shoe that looks like sanitaries, but if you look at the back of his legs he’s wearing blue socks, not stirrups.

    It’s odd that he would go with blue or black socks all this time and then suddenly switch to stirrups.

  • Garrett | June 4, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    RE: Natron and his t-shirts. A great, great, great company for making t-shirts of any kind and for any reason is customink.com. Easy to use, they have their own artists that will help design a logo if they don’t have one you like in their database. Seriously, if you’re looking to make custom t-shirts you have to check out their online lab. No, I don’t work for them either.

  • Anthony Verna | June 4, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”97570″]phillies have a seniors walk the bases day. a few of us went about 10 years ago and none of us had ever been on the vet turf. so here are 4 of us walking down the isle yelling “grandma! grandma!” asking the ushers if they saw our grandma! describing her wearing some random “grandma outfit” to them. all just cuz we wanted to walk on the vet turf! ushers let us on the field to “find” our “grandma”. ahh, what a day. (youll all be happy to know that the vet turf did not cause any injuries to any of us).[/quote]

    When I was a kid, I remember being allowed on the Vet field to watch the fireworks for the Independence Day celebration.

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”97576″][quote comment=”97565″]Don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that David Wright, who has been wearing hiked pants (the proper way), and also proper stirrups— with a sanitary underneath! Thought you’d like to know that.[/quote]

    Are you sure it’s sanitaries and not the tongue of his cleats? He wears those Nike cleats that have the white top to them, and I know in the past it’s been the tongue of the shoe that looks like sanitaries, but if you look at the back of his legs he’s wearing blue socks, not stirrups.

    It’s odd that he would go with blue or black socks all this time and then suddenly switch to stirrups.[/quote]

    Mr. Met, you’re right. He’s been wearing the high socks. He’s been wearing a variety of different cleats, some with white tongues, some not, so it may have appeared that he had stirrups on, but he didn’t. I’m still not sure what his rationale is for wearing the high socks. It’s almost random.

    Some pics:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He has high socks in all 3, but it may slightly appear like he’s wearing stirrups, although he’s not. Anyone know the last Met to actually wear them? FYI – There will be a Jamie Moyer sighting at Shea tonight…..

  • patrick | June 4, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”97556″][quote comment=”97542″][quote comment=”97502″][quote comment=”97493″][quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them![/quote]

    I’ll definitly take them…the idea is getting better and better. It probably won’t be till next season though. I tend to plan ahead and his last birthday just past.[/quote]
    I know its time sensitive, with his birthday and all, but you mgiht want to consider doing it a few weeks earlier, that way you can see the Knicks and Ranger’s locker rooms in midseason form. I’ve done it once over the summer (empty lockers) and once during the season and seeing all the cool stuff they have is quite interesting.[/quote]

    It’s actually not that time sensitive. Not only do I have all year to plan this, but he’s from out of town so we very rarely actually do things the day of the B-Day.[/quote]

    Shaftman,
    1) Did you go SHS? I went to OBHS

  • patrick | June 4, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    2) Try and make it in April or so, that way knicks rangers will be in town

  • Kyle at IU | June 4, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    2012 olympics logo = what the hell? Definitely does not pass the good/stupid test. I hope Chicago gets the 2016 games because of this

    I think the Price Is Right jerseys are excellent! They capture perfectly the outlandish spirit of the show and…I dont know…they’re just cool. Are they supposed to be auctioning these off for charity or something?

  • Kyle at IU | June 4, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    And I know the IOC made Chicago change the logo for the bidding process, but you would have to imagine that this logo will come back should the city win the bid.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    Glaus has been wearing that sliding pad for at least as long as he has been on the Jays. He never wears it to bat; always putting it on once he reaches base.

  • Ron | June 4, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season. So far there are three known games played outdoors in North America, one in the NHL, The Heritage Game – Oilers and Canadians in Edmonton – Commonwealth Stadium back in 2003. Two college games, Michigan and Michigan State at East Lansing in 2001 and last year Wisconsin and Ohio State at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

    The teams, dates and venues have not been determined but here are some suggestions:

    Rangers and Devils – Yankee Stadium, it could be the last non-baseball game played at Yankee Stadium

    Red Wings and Blackhawks – Wrigley Field, original six match-up where the Chicago Bears use to play

    or Blackhawks and Red Wings – Tigers Stadium or Comerica Park

    Canucks and Avalanche – Invesco Field, home of the Denver Broncos

    Coyotes and Stars – Texas Stadium, nothing like playing hockey in the home of the Dallas Cowboys under the hole in the roof

    Here are some extreme ideas:

    Capitals and Penguins – Red Square in Russia, this game can showcase the Russian’s best Ovechkin and Malkin, idea came up in an exhibition charity game played recently

    Here is even more of an extreme idea,

    Sharks and Kings – Manhattan Beach or some other beach in Southern California, set up a rink where pro-beach volleyball is played

    Probably the beach idea won’t happen but it would be kind of cool.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 4, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    Holy Crap Kyle, that Chicago Olympic logo looks tremendous!

    BTW, some angered BBC viewers have sent in their own version of the 2012 logo, all of which are better than what was selected, slide show here.

  • Adam | June 4, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”97589″]2012 olympics logo = what the hell? Definitely does not pass the good/stupid test. I hope Chicago gets the 2016 games because of this
    [/quote]

    That Chicago 2016 logo is going away soon – apparently the IOC doesn’t allow images of the torch in the logo of a bid group, or something like that. And, anyway, even if the IOC did allow it, they’d get a new logo for the actual games.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”97585″][quote comment=”97556″][quote comment=”97542″][quote comment=”97502″][quote comment=”97493″][quote comment=”97483″][quote comment=”97476″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    Good question.

    I don’t know of any Shea tours.

    There’s an all-access tour at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, though…[/quote]

    That’s a great idea too. Maybe I’ll make this into a weekend deal and add MSG and Giants Stadium.[/quote]

    You’ll have to give us a full report on the tours if you take them![/quote]

    I’ll definitly take them…the idea is getting better and better. It probably won’t be till next season though. I tend to plan ahead and his last birthday just past.[/quote]
    I know its time sensitive, with his birthday and all, but you mgiht want to consider doing it a few weeks earlier, that way you can see the Knicks and Ranger’s locker rooms in midseason form. I’ve done it once over the summer (empty lockers) and once during the season and seeing all the cool stuff they have is quite interesting.[/quote]

    It’s actually not that time sensitive. Not only do I have all year to plan this, but he’s from out of town so we very rarely actually do things the day of the B-Day.[/quote]

    Shaftman,
    1) Did you go SHS? I went to OBHS[/quote]

    Sure did. Didn’t we have this conversation on Friday?

  • allenjd | June 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”97573″][quote comment=”97540″][quote comment=”97522″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    im not sure i understand what SI.com is trying to accomplish by compiling that list and others like it…
    it appears that they just make photo assignments with a given topic to a bunch of interns, grab some file photos and throw it together…

    im sure there are dot com watchdogs who monitor this site to keep check out whats on the periphery of sports.[/quote]

    I agree with you, Todd. It’s irritating that SI offers no explanation for the criteria for its selections, as though they were self-evident. When Notre Dame’s green jerseys show up on the same list as Oregon’s Nike costumes as “worst”, it’s hard to take seriously.[/quote]

    SI.com has an article on their SI On Campus page about those new Oregon State unis (they say that Oregon State’s unis are the most recent uni change, so they’re slightly behind on that department). It’s inviting readers to comment on the worst college FB jerseys today, and as a primer, it gave their own list (with accompanying photo gallery) of what they thought were the worst jerseys going today. Best part about it: you can vent about what you think are the worst CFB jerseys today.[/quote]

    By placing Delaware on their list are they not also slighting Michigan? The shade of blue may be a bit different and the numbers a different shape, but it’s basically the same uniform. Those two factors surely aren’t enough to place it amongst the worst.

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    You don’t get NBC, Broker? ;o)

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”97584″]http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/photo?slug=getty-73395230jm016_new_york_yank_8_14_44_pm&prov=getty
    [/quote]

    That last pic is a perfect example; the tongue on his cleats makes it look like he’s wearing stirrups, but clearly it’s socks.

  • Nick | June 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Totally agree. What’s not to like with the Delarare Uni? Notre Dame’s style looks really good, but would be even better with a true Old Gold and a true Green instead of the dull darker “Navy Green”.

  • Paul Lukas | June 4, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”97547″]Paul-

    Quick thought about the membership roster. Would it be possible to put the levels/explanations below. For those of us still convincing our wives to let us join, it would be most helpful. Thanks![/quote]

    The membership levels are spelled out on the main membership info page, but maybe I’ll add them to the roster page too — thanks for the suggestion.

  • Josh | June 4, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet:
    MLB came up with the Stars & Stripes batter logo after 9/11. It appeared on many of the fields behind home plate. I believe it was on the field in the 2001 World Series.

    It also appeared on the Diamondbacks Clubhouse t-shirts that year.
    See the bottom of Randy Johnson’s shirt

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”97600″][quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    You don’t get NBC, Broker? ;o)[/quote]
    Pronger is a prick, with all do respect to his skill, talent. I don’t think that has been done before has it Teebz? 2 suspensions to the same player in the same playoffs??

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”97592″]The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season. So far there are three known games played outdoors in North America, one in the NHL, The Heritage Game – Oilers and Canadians in Edmonton – Commonwealth Stadium back in 2003. Two college games, Michigan and Michigan State at East Lansing in 2001 and last year Wisconsin and Ohio State at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

    The teams, dates and venues have not been determined but here are some suggestions:

    Rangers and Devils – Yankee Stadium, it could be the last non-baseball game played at Yankee Stadium

    Red Wings and Blackhawks – Wrigley Field, original six match-up where the Chicago Bears use to play

    or Blackhawks and Red Wings – Tigers Stadium or Comerica Park

    Canucks and Avalanche – Invesco Field, home of the Denver Broncos

    Coyotes and Stars – Texas Stadium, nothing like playing hockey in the home of the Dallas Cowboys under the hole in the roof

    Here are some extreme ideas:

    Capitals and Penguins – Red Square in Russia, this game can showcase the Russian’s best Ovechkin and Malkin, idea came up in an exhibition charity game played recently

    Here is even more of an extreme idea,

    Sharks and Kings – Manhattan Beach or some other beach in Southern California, set up a rink where pro-beach volleyball is played

    Probably the beach idea won’t happen but it would be kind of cool.[/quote]

    It HAS to be somewhere cold, or else a fog would settle on ice level, making viewing next to impossible. Plus, the ice would be Margaritaville by the third period.

    I think Colorado-Detroit would be best suited for Invesco Field.

    Rangers-Devils @ Yankee Stadium has actually been rumored for some time.

    No one cares about the ‘Hawks anymore, so Wrigley or the Cell wouldn’t be an ideal choice.

    Using Texas Stadium for anything other than football I think would amount to near sacrilege.

    If you’re going to do beach hockey, do it near San Francisco Bay; anyone who’s been there in the summer would understand.

  • Mike | June 4, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”97607″]I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet:
    MLB came up with the Stars & Stripes batter logo after 9/11. It appeared on many of the fields behind home plate. I believe it was on the field in the 2001 World Series.

    It also appeared on the Diamondbacks Clubhouse t-shirts that year.
    See the bottom of Randy Johnson’s shirt[/quote]

    I mentioned it up in #3 earlier

  • WVU Tom | June 4, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”97604″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Totally agree. What’s not to like with the Delarare Uni?

    Notre Dame’s style looks really good, but would be even better with a true Old Gold and a true Green instead of the dull darker “Navy Green”.[/quote]

    ???

    What’s so bad about the clemson uni? I’m not saying I particularly like it, but I’ve seen plenty “uglier” uniforms; Cal’s yellow jerseys immediately come to mind among others.

    Agree with ND green jerseys too–don’t belong on that list…but who really cares what SI has to say in the realm of unis? They’ve done lists like this before, and they always F it up and never provide justification for the entries or selection criteria.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”97608″][quote comment=”97600″][quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    You don’t get NBC, Broker? ;o)[/quote]
    Pronger is a prick, with all do respect to his skill, talent. I don’t think that has been done before has it Teebz? 2 suspensions to the same player in the same playoffs??[/quote]

    He’s the third player to receive such an honour. Ville Niemenen of the Calgary Flames was suspended twice in the 2004 playoffs – once for charging Detroit goalie Curtis Joseph, and again for a hit from behind on Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier. The other culprit was Colorado’s Claude Lemieux in the 1996 playoffs – once for a blow to the head on Detroit’s Vyacheslav Kozlov, and again for a hit from behind on Detroit’s Kris Draper.

  • Matt D. | June 4, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”97604″][quote comment=”97507″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    those ND green unis are sweet and UD are classic[/quote]

    Totally agree. What’s not to like with the Delarare Uni?

    Notre Dame’s style looks really good, but would be even better with a true Old Gold and a true Green instead of the dull darker “Navy Green”.[/quote]
    That article badly, BADLY needed captions. Not only did they need to defend the Notre Dame Green Jersey selection (IMHO, this bordered on blasphemy), but the Delaware made little sense. If there was a caption line “Michigan just called, they want their jerseys back!”, maybe it would have made sense. As is, it was just dumb.

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    No one cares about the ‘Hawks anymore, so Wrigley or the Cell wouldn’t be an ideal choice.

    Everybody cares about the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s the owner who’s ruined the team. They need to have a fire sale, and throw gasoline on him and say ‘sike’. That might take him off his highhorse.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    My guess for that outdoor game will be a Toronto-NYR game during the Hall of Fame weekend in Toronto.

    Or possibly a Toronto-Detroit game in Michigan.

    The NHL knows CBC wants a Canadian team in the game.

  • Paul | June 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”97596″]

    By placing Delaware on their list are they not also slighting Michigan? The shade of blue may be a bit different and the numbers a different shape, but it’s basically the same uniform. Those two factors surely aren’t enough to place it amongst the worst.[/quote]

    I thought THAT was the reason they were included…because they were an obvious knock-off of the U of M uniforms…

  • Jonathon | June 4, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”97439″]I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

    If you are paying less than $100 for it new with tags, it most likely is a fake. It may be a really nice fake, but a fake none the less.

    A easy way that I check the Ravens’ fakes that they sell outside of the stadium is with the sleeve patches. If the patch is embroidered entirely into the sleeve, it’s fake. All NFL patches are made into a patch first, then applied to the jersey. So in the case of your Devin Hester jersey I would check the super bowl patch. If it is embroidered entirely into the jersey I would bet it’s a fake.

    The patch is fully embroidered into the jersey, and now I know.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Ok, so what is so wrong about paying only $50-100 for an NFL jersey, as opposed to the $200-300 you would have to pay for a non-fake? Seriously, the difference is so minor b/w a Chinese version and the uber-expensive version. I’ll pay my $50 and move on. It is not worth $250 to have the “ultimate real deal authentic jersey.”

  • JeffB | June 4, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”97470″]Off topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics logo

    Just in case it hasn’t been seen yet.[/quote]

    I wish I hadn’t seen it. It’s simply awful and dated. I actually had to read that it was supposed to be “2012”. Heck, even now that I know what it’s supposed to be, all I can see is “20 R”.

  • Jason | June 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”97621″][quote comment=”97439″]I’m looking for a little help.

    Is there anything on an NFL jersey to tell a replica from and authentic? The jersey in question is a Devin Hester Bears road jersey. It has the Super Bowl XLI patch. The numbers and name plate are all fabric, sewn on, as is the GSH on the sleeve. There is no silkscreening on it at all.

    I think you are asking the difference between a fake and real authentic jersey. I know any jersey made in China is not an actual authentic jersey. The fakes can be pretty convincing but when you get into the minor details there are big differences. The stiching isn’t as neat, the NFL logo on the collar won’t be as detailed, etc.

    If you are paying less than $100 for it new with tags, it most likely is a fake. It may be a really nice fake, but a fake none the less.

    A easy way that I check the Ravens’ fakes that they sell outside of the stadium is with the sleeve patches. If the patch is embroidered entirely into the sleeve, it’s fake. All NFL patches are made into a patch first, then applied to the jersey. So in the case of your Devin Hester jersey I would check the super bowl patch. If it is embroidered entirely into the jersey I would bet it’s a fake.

    The patch is fully embroidered into the jersey, and now I know.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Ok, so what is so wrong about paying only $50-100 for an NFL jersey, as opposed to the $200-300 you would have to pay for a non-fake? Seriously, the difference is so minor b/w a Chinese version and the uber-expensive version. I’ll pay my $50 and move on. It is not worth $250 to have the “ultimate real deal authentic jersey.”[/quote]

    I’ve got a knock off that I paid 35 bucks for. Unless you are looking closely and know what you are lookng for you can’t even tell. As long as you know what you are buying I don’t see a problem with it, but some sellers (especially on eBay) put them off as the real deal.

  • Jonathon | June 4, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    8 were Nike unis –

    memo to Nike design dept: you suck at football unis

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”97623″]
    I’ve got a knock off that I paid 35 bucks for. Unless you are looking closely and know what you are lookng for you can’t even tell. As long as you know what you are buying I don’t see a problem with it, but some sellers (especially on eBay) put them off as the real deal.[/quote]

    I can get the real deals through a buddy for $110 CDN. He has a friend who works for Reebok, and he keeps a stock of about 100 pro NFL jerseys at his house for sale.

    And yes, they do get shipped in from Korea where all NFL on-field jerseys are made.

  • Jon in SLC | June 4, 2007 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”97570″][quote comment=”97543″]I have begun adding names to the Uni Watch membership roster.[/quote]

    and i have to say that mark emge has BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS the coolest/greatest/neatest rationale for choosing a number i have ever heard of and it would taking something huge (in my opinion) to top it!

    [quote comment=”97532″]They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases.[/quote]

    phillies have a seniors walk the bases day. a few of us went about 10 years ago and none of us had ever been on the vet turf. so here are 4 of us walking down the isle yelling “grandma! grandma!” asking the ushers if they saw our grandma! describing her wearing some random “grandma outfit” to them. all just cuz we wanted to walk on the vet turf! ushers let us on the field to “find” our “grandma”. ahh, what a day. (youll all be happy to know that the vet turf did not cause any injuries to any of us).

    [quote comment=”97537″]todd k., at the beginning of the baseball season, I proposed a drinking game. Every time you read/hear someone say “Manny being Manny” you have to drink. I will add, if you hear it twice in an inning, you have to finish what’s in your cup. At least you can have fun listening for the dreaded phrase.[/quote]

    best drinkin game i came up with was the “dazed and confused game. any time the word “man” is said, drink. (even as a part of a word, ie. freshman). and every time mitch kramer motions or touches his nose, drink. first time i played it 2 of us cleared a case and a half during the movie…[/quote]

    It’s always annoyed me and my buddies how often he touches his nose. I mean seriously it’s gotta be 20+ times outside the rec center.

  • Mad Adam | June 4, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    Ok, so what is so wrong about paying only $50-100 for an NFL jersey, as opposed to the $200-300 you would have to pay for a non-fake? Seriously, the difference is so minor b/w a Chinese version and the uber-expensive version. I’ll pay my $50 and move on. It is not worth $250 to have the “ultimate real deal authentic jersey.”

    That was kind of my point. The jersey was originally $80, but since most people don’t look for that kind of stuff in a grocery store I was able to get it for $40. At a later trip to Dick’s sporting goods, and having seen the jerseys they were selling at the other Krogers in town, I thought the batch my store recieved might have been authentic (fabric letters opposed to silkscreen for the same price).

  • tim b | June 4, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”97508″][quote comment=”97505″][quote comment=”97474″][quote comment=”97427″]Did the Cavaliers change their blue jersey to the road uniform or is it still the alternate? They haven’t work their wine-colored unis in a while.[/quote]

    I wondered teh same. I prefer the wine colored ones myself.
    [/quote]

    From what I understand, once a team selects a uni to wear on the road in the playoffs, they must stay with it for the duration of their playoff run. If that’s not the case then it could be superstition as well.[/quote]

    It could also be that the most powerful 22 year old in Cleveland, maybe the whole sports world likes the blues better than the wine?[/quote]

    It seems the team prefers the blues more to the “wines”, and they have indeed only worn blue on the road both last year in the playoffs and this year. I also noticed it with other teams like the Mavs, Suns and Warriors, who all also only wore one color for away games rather than switching around mid-series.

    I wish I could put into words how awesome Saturday night was in downtown Cleveland.

    Watched the game at a watering hole near the Q on Saturday and after the final buzzer sounded, my buddy and I immediately bolted down to where both the “watch party” crowd and the arena crowd were spilling out. My buddy and I were both at college from ’95-’99 for the Tribe’s World Series runs, and we were a little too young for the Browns and Cavs runs of the late-80s and early-90s to know these occasions don’t come around often, so we were determined to make the most of this.

    I believe we set the world record for most hugs and high fives in one hour to complete strangers, and I’m hoping my voice recovers by Thursday.

    The scene was amazing… all downtown streets clogged with celebrating fans, who were being so well behaved that the only thing the mounted police had to deal with was clearing paths for parking garages to get out, as the mass of humanity stopped any chance of “traffic” for large periods of time. It was a night I’ll never forget.

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”97616″]No one cares about the ‘Hawks anymore, so Wrigley or the Cell wouldn’t be an ideal choice.

    Everybody cares about the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s the owner who’s ruined the team. They need to have a fire sale, and throw gasoline on him and say ‘sike’. That might take him off his highhorse.[/quote]

    Not to mention airing home games.

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”97624″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    8 were Nike unis –

    memo to Nike design dept: you suck at football unis[/quote]

    Yet, look at USC, Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State–all Nike uniforms. Like with every other jersey manufacturer, you win some, you lose some.

  • Seth H | June 4, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season. So far there are three known games played outdoors in North America, one in the NHL, The Heritage Game – Oilers and Canadians in Edmonton – Commonwealth Stadium back in 2003. Two college games, Michigan and Michigan State at East Lansing in 2001 and last year Wisconsin and Ohio State at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

    Don’t forget the Rangers/Kings outdoors in Las Vegas during the pre-season in 1991.

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    A little ratings update: Overnight ratings for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC–1.5. NBA East Final (Cleveland/Detroit) airing on cable opposite Cup Final–5.3. Ouch.

    Now back to the uni talk.

  • Jason | June 4, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”97631″][quote comment=”97624″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    8 were Nike unis –

    memo to Nike design dept: you suck at football unis[/quote]

    Yet, look at USC, Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State–all Nike uniforms. Like with every other jersey manufacturer, you win some, you lose some.[/quote]

    I would say in these cases Nike was told what the uniforms were going to look like. Nike would just be in charge of manufacturing them. Whereas with teams like Oregon, I would think Nike had a lot to do with the design process.

  • Minna H. | June 4, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”97614″][quote comment=”97608″][quote comment=”97600″][quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    You don’t get NBC, Broker? ;o)[/quote]
    Pronger is a prick, with all do respect to his skill, talent. I don’t think that has been done before has it Teebz? 2 suspensions to the same player in the same playoffs??[/quote]

    He’s the third player to receive such an honour. Ville Niemenen of the Calgary Flames was suspended twice in the 2004 playoffs – once for charging Detroit goalie Curtis Joseph, and again for a hit from behind on Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier. The other culprit was Colorado’s Claude Lemieux in the 1996 playoffs – once for a blow to the head on Detroit’s Vyacheslav Kozlov, and again for a hit from behind on Detroit’s Kris Draper.[/quote]

    Teebz, I actually knew this! But only because I read it in an article on Pronger’s suspension.

    2012 Olympics logo: Please tell me that’s a joke. I looked at the slideshow Pittsburgh Gunny linked to, and there are easily four or five that are clearly better than the official piece of crap.

    Membership roster: I like Christopher Martinez’s explanation. He states that he had three kids because he doesn’t like even numbers, but his favorite number is two. I like that kind of non-logic.

  • UW justin | June 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”97631″][quote comment=”97624″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    8 were Nike unis –

    memo to Nike design dept: you suck at football unis[/quote]

    Yet, look at USC, Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State–all Nike uniforms. Like with every other jersey manufacturer, you win some, you lose some.[/quote]

    Except that most of those are virtually the same as they have been since before Nike was making their jerseys. Virtually any one can make jerseys if they keep the design the same. For the most part, Nike sucks at trying to put their mark on football jerseys.

  • Timmer | June 4, 2007 at 4:01 pm |

    That guy with the extremely large fungo bat should hit some balls to Carlos Delgado

  • Natron | June 4, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”97609″]It HAS to be somewhere cold, or else a fog would settle on ice level, making viewing next to impossible. Plus, the ice would be Margaritaville by the third period.

    I think Colorado-Detroit would be best suited for Invesco Field.

    Rangers-Devils @ Yankee Stadium has actually been rumored for some time.

    No one cares about the ‘Hawks anymore, so Wrigley or the Cell wouldn’t be an ideal choice.

    Using Texas Stadium for anything other than football I think would amount to near sacrilege.

    If you’re going to do beach hockey, do it near San Francisco Bay; anyone who’s been there in the summer would understand.[/quote]

    Back in 1991 the Kings played the Rangers in a pre-season game outdoors at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

    I was looking around for pics, but couldn’t find anything. Anyway, it is possible to play in warm weather… although I hope they don’t.

    What they should do is go “Mystery, Alaska” on it, and play out on some big-ass lake in Calgary, Edmonton, or Minnesota. You can set a pretty nice scene with that – much moreso than playing in a football stadium.

    My former high-school in St. Paul actually played an outdoor game up on the canadian border this past season, and it was really cool, with people watching from bridges, hillsides, and out on the lake itself – pics can be found here. If they’re going to do it, this would be the way to do it.

  • Jeff B | June 4, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    Is there a link from the home page to the active roster? There should be.

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 4, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”97628″]Ok, so what is so wrong about paying only $50-100 for an NFL jersey, as opposed to the $200-300 you would have to pay for a non-fake? Seriously, the difference is so minor b/w a Chinese version and the uber-expensive version. I’ll pay my $50 and move on. It is not worth $250 to have the “ultimate real deal authentic jersey.”

    That was kind of my point. The jersey was originally $80, but since most people don’t look for that kind of stuff in a grocery store I was able to get it for $40. At a later trip to Dick’s sporting goods, and having seen the jerseys they were selling at the other Krogers in town, I thought the batch my store recieved might have been authentic (fabric letters opposed to silkscreen for the same price).[/quote]

    Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with paying less for a jersey, as long as it makes you happy. I just wish the stadium bootleg vendors and the like on ebay would be honest and tell you it’s a fake. I walk by those guys and hear them telling potential buyers that they are getting the “same jersey as they wear on the field” when they clearly are not. It’s just frustrating for me because I take great pride in the collection of authentics I have. I’ve had people look at team issued stuff I have and say “I can get the same jersey outside of the stadium for $40″…well, actually no you can’t.

  • Matt Takimoto "Tako" | June 4, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”97637″][quote comment=”97631″][quote comment=”97624″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    8 were Nike unis –

    memo to Nike design dept: you suck at football unis[/quote]

    Yet, look at USC, Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State–all Nike uniforms. Like with every other jersey manufacturer, you win some, you lose some.[/quote]

    Except that most of those are virtually the same as they have been since before Nike was making their jerseys. Virtually any one can make jerseys if they keep the design the same. For the most part, Nike sucks at trying to put their mark on football jerseys.[/quote]

    its too bad rhode island’s unis suck so hard, because that’s one of my favorite helmets in college.

  • Dan | June 4, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]
    No, they don’t. Though they used to, back in the day when they had “Nickelodeon Extreme Baseball at Shea”

  • Kevin | June 4, 2007 at 4:13 pm |
  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97623″]I’ve got a knock off that I paid 35 bucks for. Unless you are looking closely and know what you are lookng for you can’t even tell. As long as you know what you are buying I don’t see a problem with it, but some sellers (especially on eBay) put them off as the real deal.[/quote]

    It’s gotten really bad with the baseball jerseys on eBay. Some of these jerseys are very good; for example, some of the better Mets knock-offs actually use the same tackle-twill letters and numbers the Mets use, instead of the regular fabric most knock-offs use.

    On the other hand, most dealers on eBay sell these jerseys for around $40, so at least the good part about it is that no unsuspecting, uninformed uni-buyer is paying the retail price ($240+) that an authentic Mets jersey costs.

    There is one dealer, though, who claims to sell authentic Mets jerseys for $129, and posts pix of the jerseys on his auctions: Plain fabric letters and no MLB logo on the back, above the name. Some people have no shame.

  • Aaron | June 4, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    You don’t see this sold everyday.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 4:21 pm |

    question.
    a large group of my friends and i are putting together a mini golf championship in hopes of it becoming an annual event.
    4 weekends,
    4 courses,
    best score wins,
    entry fee,
    prize money, etc.
    (trying to find the most obnoxious blazer i can to award the winner as well)

    i have to create the logo as well.
    not sure if im going classy or retro (like that wiffle ball logo we saw earlier)
    but in any event, i have no computer design skill right now.
    what is a free and easy to learn application for this kind of thing?
    any suggestions?

  • patrick | June 4, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”97627″][quote comment=”97570″][quote comment=”97543″]I have begun adding names to the Uni Watch membership roster.[/quote]

    and i have to say that mark emge has BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS the coolest/greatest/neatest rationale for choosing a number i have ever heard of and it would taking something huge (in my opinion) to top it!

    [quote comment=”97532″]They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases.[/quote]

    phillies have a seniors walk the bases day. a few of us went about 10 years ago and none of us had ever been on the vet turf. so here are 4 of us walking down the isle yelling “grandma! grandma!” asking the ushers if they saw our grandma! describing her wearing some random “grandma outfit” to them. all just cuz we wanted to walk on the vet turf! ushers let us on the field to “find” our “grandma”. ahh, what a day. (youll all be happy to know that the vet turf did not cause any injuries to any of us).

    [quote comment=”97537″]todd k., at the beginning of the baseball season, I proposed a drinking game. Every time you read/hear someone say “Manny being Manny” you have to drink. I will add, if you hear it twice in an inning, you have to finish what’s in your cup. At least you can have fun listening for the dreaded phrase.[/quote]

    best drinkin game i came up with was the “dazed and confused game. any time the word “man” is said, drink. (even as a part of a word, ie. freshman). and every time mitch kramer motions or touches his nose, drink. first time i played it 2 of us cleared a case and a half during the movie…[/quote]

    It’s always annoyed me and my buddies how often he touches his nose. I mean seriously it’s gotta be 20+ times outside the rec center.[/quote]

    Theres a bunch of games you can play with Dazed… my fav drinking game is follow the dude…

  • Aaron | June 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    Found another one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • al | June 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    also with the olympic logo … shit, they trademarked it.

    Inconsistant font, bad color, dislocated drop shadow, poor logo!

  • Joey Guns | June 4, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”97638″]That guy with the extremely large fungo bat should hit some balls to Carlos Delgado[/quote]

    Mickey Hatcher and Jason Michaels will join also:

    http://funnycards.br...

    http://funnycards.br...

    Kirby Puckett and Tony Gwynn will be up next:

    http://funnycards.br...

    http://funnycards.br...

  • dpnation | June 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”97525″]troy glaus wore the knee brace alot last year too. Its a brace for runners knee….sorta like tennis elbow[/quote]

    It looks a bit wide to be a patella strap (what you wear for runner’s knee). This or this is what they usually look like. I’ve never seen anything that looks like Troy’s, on a runner at least. The point of the strap is to sit directly under the kneecap and that’s it – so it usually isn’t that wide.

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    I like how the minor league teams display which pro NHL team they’re affiliated with. You can see a small Capitals logo above his #14 on the Hershey Bears’ player.

  • =bg= | June 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    found on sfgate.com;

    “Why isn’t MLB concerned about Padres pitcher David Wells giving interviews while wearing a cap that promotes gambling on a poker Web site? Probably the same reason MLB isn’t concerned that a Padres sponsor is Sycuan, a San Diego casino.”

  • Mike Engle | June 4, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”97387″][quote comment=”97376″]So HBO had some kind of baseball weekend or something as I was watching the horrible Major League II when I noticed a White Sox player, their big bat in the movie, was wearing a flapless helmet. Then, later in the day, I’m watching Little Big League and one of the Twins players in the movie has a double flapped helmet. Sorry no pictures.[/quote]

    I was watching Little Big League also and it Duane Davis‘s character (Jerry Johnson) who had the flapless helmet. But remeber, the movie was in 1994 and they said that he was with the Twins for 11 years so it’s certainly conceivable that he was grandfathered in, as he was in the league since at least 1982 (no mention if he was with a team before the Twins).[/quote]
    The double-flapped guy isn’t that special. Lonnie Ritter switch hits. :-/

  • Erik | June 4, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    Don’t feel like going through all 180 posts, so sorry if this has been repeated. Posada (most likely) painted his nails white so that when he makes the signs to the pitcher for which kind of pitch to throw, the pitcher can easily identify the signs. Especially if it was at night, it’d be hard to see one’s finegrs, so to make it easier you would paint your nails to stick out.
    I’m pretty sure that’s why, my brother is a catcher and I remember hearing about this from somewher.

  • Broker75 | June 4, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    Just in case anybody has been wondering what size of helmut Teemu Selanne uses, check it out
    look above the 366.

  • todd krevanchi | June 4, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    wow! just wow.
    i cant believe this is up for bid.
    pre is one of my athletic heroes and if i had a substantial amount of disposable income i’d be all over it.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”97664″]Don’t feel like going through all 180 posts, so sorry if this has been repeated. Posada (most likely) painted his nails white so that when he makes the signs to the pitcher for which kind of pitch to throw, the pitcher can easily identify the signs. Especially if it was at night, it’d be hard to see one’s finegrs, so to make it easier you would paint your nails to stick out.
    I’m pretty sure that’s why, my brother is a catcher and I remember hearing about this from somewher.[/quote]

    I don’t mean to be “that guy”, but…
    Yes, it’s been mentioned.

    Just advice, not criticism…why don’t you just do a search(ctrl-F) for “Posada” and that would be a quick way to find out.

  • Matthew S. | June 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”97662″]found on sfgate.com;

    “Why isn’t MLB concerned about Padres pitcher David Wells giving interviews while wearing a cap that promotes gambling on a poker Web site? Probably the same reason MLB isn’t concerned that a Padres sponsor is Sycuan, a San Diego casino.”[/quote]

    Or that Miccosukee sponors the Marlins (lower left field wall): http://www.ballparks...

    http://www.miccosuke...

  • Paul Lukas | June 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”97641″]Is there a link from the home page to the active roster? There should be.[/quote]

    If you look at the top-right of the page, you’ll see there’s now a “Membership” tab. That page begins with a link to the roster.

    Yes, I know, that’s one click too many. But at the moment there’s no room for another tab up there, and I’ve been too busy to redesign that section of the page, and I definitely think the “How to Join” page needs to be separate from the roster page (if you put them together, it’s just too much information to deal with).

    I’ll get a separate link to the roster up at teh top of the page soon. But for now, you can get to it by going thru the “Membership” link. Or just bookmark the roster page.

  • Jerico | June 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”97653″]You don’t see this sold everyday.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    The one Gilles Meloche artifact I wouldn’t mind displaying in the den–his mask with the Cleveland Barons.

  • Jeff B | June 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”97670″][quote comment=”97641″]Is there a link from the home page to the active roster? There should be.[/quote]

    If you look at the top-right of the page, you’ll see there’s now a “Membership” tab. That page begins with a link to the roster.

    Yes, I know, that’s one click too many. But at the moment there’s no room for another tab up there, and I’ve been too busy to redesign that section of the page, and I definitely think the “How to Join” page needs to be separate from the roster page (if you put them together, it’s just too much information to deal with).

    I’ll get a separate link to the roster up at teh top of the page soon. But for now, you can get to it by going thru the “Membership” link. Or just bookmark the roster page.[/quote]

    Good thanks.

  • Jeff B | June 4, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”97670″][quote comment=”97641″]Is there a link from the home page to the active roster? There should be.[/quote]

    If you look at the top-right of the page, you’ll see there’s now a “Membership” tab. That page begins with a link to the roster.

    Yes, I know, that’s one click too many. But at the moment there’s no room for another tab up there, and I’ve been too busy to redesign that section of the page, and I definitely think the “How to Join” page needs to be separate from the roster page (if you put them together, it’s just too much information to deal with).

    I’ll get a separate link to the roster up at teh top of the page soon. But for now, you can get to it by going thru the “Membership” link. Or just bookmark the roster page.[/quote]

    Actually now that I check it, the “[To proceed directly to the Membership Roster page, click here.]” link actually links back to the “How to Join” page. It should lead to “…p=500” I believe.

  • jesse | June 4, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    Authentic NFL Jerseys from Reebok are tagged as such and priced accordingly. The next best way to tell is the sleaves. The “replitentic” jerseys (which have all sewn on numbers) have actual sleaves like a shirt, while the authentic ones have elastic sleaves to fit over shoulder pads. The material is different too, but it is hard to tell unless you compare them side to side.

    With respect to Mitchell & Ness Jerseys, on their website is a chat room called “is it real”, if you post a picture, they will tell you if it is real or not.

    Outside of that price is a pretty good guide, if its $40 bucks its fake. It might be a good fake, but its still fake. The only exception I’m aware of is on eBay, where one store sells closeout M&N jerseys that are in fact real, and sometimes as little as $40.

    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”97675″]
    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.[/quote]

    I have a blue Colts jersey with a Super Bowl patch and Reggie Wayne on it.

    Having an insider is a huge benefit.

  • Jeff B | June 4, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”97676″][quote comment=”97675″]
    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.[/quote]

    I have a blue Colts jersey with a Super Bowl patch and Reggie Wayne on it.

    Having an insider is a huge benefit.[/quote]

    Didn’t the Bears wear their home dark blues and the Colts wear their road whites for the Super Bowl? Why then would they sell a Bears road jersey as mentioned in the original post or a blue Colts jersey that Teebz speaks of?

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”97677″][quote comment=”97676″][quote comment=”97675″]
    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.[/quote]

    I have a blue Colts jersey with a Super Bowl patch and Reggie Wayne on it.

    Having an insider is a huge benefit.[/quote]

    Didn’t the Bears wear their home dark blues and the Colts wear their road whites for the Super Bowl? Why then would they sell a Bears road jersey as mentioned in the original post or a blue Colts jersey that Teebz speaks of?[/quote]

    That’s how I got it. Reebok had to make both for the game. Since they didn’t wear them, the Reebok rep sold us those blue jerseys at a huge discount.

  • Jason | June 4, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”97678″][quote comment=”97677″][quote comment=”97676″][quote comment=”97675″]
    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.[/quote]

    I have a blue Colts jersey with a Super Bowl patch and Reggie Wayne on it.

    Having an insider is a huge benefit.[/quote]

    Didn’t the Bears wear their home dark blues and the Colts wear their road whites for the Super Bowl? Why then would they sell a Bears road jersey as mentioned in the original post or a blue Colts jersey that Teebz speaks of?[/quote]

    That’s how I got it. Reebok had to make both for the game. Since they didn’t wear them, the Reebok rep sold us those blue jerseys at a huge discount.[/quote]

    So you got a jersey that would have been used in the game? If you did that is awesome.

  • Erik | June 4, 2007 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”97668″][quote comment=”97664″]Don’t feel like going through all 180 posts, so sorry if this has been repeated. Posada (most likely) painted his nails white so that when he makes the signs to the pitcher for which kind of pitch to throw, the pitcher can easily identify the signs. Especially if it was at night, it’d be hard to see one’s finegrs, so to make it easier you would paint your nails to stick out.
    I’m pretty sure that’s why, my brother is a catcher and I remember hearing about this from somewher.[/quote]

    I don’t mean to be “that guy”, but…
    Yes, it’s been mentioned.

    Just advice, not criticism…why don’t you just do a search(ctrl-F) for “Posada” and that would be a quick way to find out.[/quote]

    alright no problem. I used the search this time, and I’m pretty sure nobody has mentioned this. Sports illustrated ranked the 10 worst college uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    definately don’t agree on the Notre Dame green one, and Iowa State’s I kind of like. Other than that I don’t see any problems

  • Jeff B | June 4, 2007 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”97678″][quote comment=”97677″][quote comment=”97676″][quote comment=”97675″]
    Finally, back to the original post, I don’t think the NFL sells “on field” jerseys with the actual Super Bowl Patch. If they did, rest assured it would be a $400 item.[/quote]

    I have a blue Colts jersey with a Super Bowl patch and Reggie Wayne on it.

    Having an insider is a huge benefit.[/quote]

    Didn’t the Bears wear their home dark blues and the Colts wear their road whites for the Super Bowl? Why then would they sell a Bears road jersey as mentioned in the original post or a blue Colts jersey that Teebz speaks of?[/quote]

    That’s how I got it. Reebok had to make both for the game. Since they didn’t wear them, the Reebok rep sold us those blue jerseys at a huge discount.[/quote]

    Now that’s somethin. I’d kill for one of them from my Bears. So unique.

  • Shaftman | June 4, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”97680″][quote comment=”97668″][quote comment=”97664″]Don’t feel like going through all 180 posts, so sorry if this has been repeated. Posada (most likely) painted his nails white so that when he makes the signs to the pitcher for which kind of pitch to throw, the pitcher can easily identify the signs. Especially if it was at night, it’d be hard to see one’s finegrs, so to make it easier you would paint your nails to stick out.
    I’m pretty sure that’s why, my brother is a catcher and I remember hearing about this from somewher.[/quote]

    I don’t mean to be “that guy”, but…
    Yes, it’s been mentioned.

    Just advice, not criticism…why don’t you just do a search(ctrl-F) for “Posada” and that would be a quick way to find out.[/quote]

    alright no problem. I used the search this time, and I’m pretty sure nobody has mentioned this. Sports illustrated ranked the 10 worst college uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    definately don’t agree on the Notre Dame green one, and Iowa State’s I kind of like. Other than that I don’t see any problems[/quote]

    Again,hate to be “that guy”, but…start with comment #77.

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    Nice of ESPN to be on top of things; they just ran a spot hyping tonight’s Yankees-White Sox game as “Roger Clemens’ first start of the year”.

  • Teebz | June 4, 2007 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”97679″]
    So you got a jersey that would have been used in the game? If you did that is awesome.[/quote]

    It wasn’t designated as one of Reggie Wayne’s jerseys per se, but it is part of the “on-field collection” and has the Super Bowl patch on it. The patch is clearly sewn on around the edges, and the jersey is sized by a number.

  • Brian from Short Island | June 4, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”97550″][quote comment=”97532″][quote comment=”97471″]Slightly O/T…
    Does anyone know if they do a tour for Shea Stadium. I was looking for details on Mets.com and couldn’t find any.

    I was thinking of doing Shea and Yankee Stadium tours in one day for my brother’s birthday before they are torn down.[/quote]

    They used to about 15 years ago. The Mets had a kids show called DynaMets, and I remember one of the things was the Kids DynbaMets Dash, where kids could run around the bases. Also, the kids got a complete tour of the Stadium. My sisters went on the tour, and we have puctures of them in the Mets dugout, walking the outfield warning track, and running the bases. Keep in mind, this was during the horrid Bonilla – Coleman – Saberhagen era, and the Mets were very kid-friendly at the time.

    I know they still do the base-running thing after select Sunday games, but as far as Stadium tours I don’t know. Somehow that kid/fan-friendly stuff always seems to be big when the team is doing really bad and they want to bring fans out to the ol’ ballpark.

    Not meaning to be a wise-ass or anything, but did you think about calling the Mets and finding out if they do Stadium tours……? No one can answer that question better than they can.[/quote]

    It’s a valid question and I do have the number, but I’m at work and didn’t want to wait til lunch to do it…especially since, between Paul, Todd, MetsFanAZ and some others, seem to know most of the answers and can usually give some inside advice that you never seem to get from the sources that are most obvious.[/quote]I used to run in the DynaMETS dash all the time when I was little, because my dad would take me to a lot of Sunday afternoon games and he liked how the parking lot was empty afterward, so we could get out easily. They’d take the bases out, put rubber mats out, line you in from CF and around the warning track, then run first to home. It was really cool. Little me loved high-fiving Mr. Met between 2nd and 3rd. No stadium tour, however, was involved. I think they let you out throught he LF bullpen, but that’s a vague memory.

  • Jason | June 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”97685″][quote comment=”97679″]
    So you got a jersey that would have been used in the game? If you did that is awesome.[/quote]

    It wasn’t designated as one of Reggie Wayne’s jerseys per se, but it is part of the “on-field collection” and has the Super Bowl patch on it. The patch is clearly sewn on around the edges, and the jersey is sized by a number.[/quote]

    Oh well. Still a cool piece of memorabilia. A buddy of mine has a Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl Champions pennant from when they played the 49ers, and of course lost.

  • DW in Cincy | June 4, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    In the Uni Watch membership roster, are there any “retired” or “off-limits” numbers, like MLB’s #42 (which is overblown). I would hope that Paul would use his digression and outlaw #69. You wouldn’t want to be “that guy” and have that number.

    As far as “Manny being Manny”, he has no respect for the game, let alone for himself, ala Derek Bell. And Bud Selig has no spine to tell these pompous baseball playas, “It’s not all about you, dude.”

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    This is such a putrid knock-off. The back, in particular, is horrendous.

    At least the guy is starting the bidding at $9.99, but $20 for shipping? I can’t believe some fool is bidding on this.

  • esternberg | June 4, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”97584″][quote comment=”97576″][quote comment=”97565″]Don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that David Wright, who has been wearing hiked pants (the proper way), and also proper stirrups— with a sanitary underneath! Thought you’d like to know that.[/quote]

    Are you sure it’s sanitaries and not the tongue of his cleats? He wears those Nike cleats that have the white top to them, and I know in the past it’s been the tongue of the shoe that looks like sanitaries, but if you look at the back of his legs he’s wearing blue socks, not stirrups.

    It’s odd that he would go with blue or black socks all this time and then suddenly switch to stirrups.[/quote]

    Mr. Met, you’re right.

    He’s been wearing the high socks.

    He’s been wearing a variety of different cleats, some with white tongues, some not, so it may have appeared that he had stirrups on, but he didn’t.

    I’m still not sure what his rationale is for wearing the high socks.

    It’s almost random.

    Some pics:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....
    [/quote]

    It’s not random, Wright wears the high socks in day games. Night games he wears the long pants.

  • alex | June 4, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”97661″]I like how the minor league teams display which pro NHL team they’re affiliated with. You can see a small Capitals logo above his #14 on the Hershey Bears’ player.[/quote]

    cool. I have a hershey game-worn from last year’s calder cup finals and it doesn’t have one of those.

    I know that the caps are very integrated with the bears these days. Ted Leonsis even went to game 1 of the finals the other night in hershey.

  • alex | June 4, 2007 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”97599″]RE: The NHL is planning another outdoor game next season.

    Too bad Americans won’t be able to watch it because we have barely any access to the NHL anymore..as per the television.[/quote]

    just get the DVD later. You can still order the Mon/Edm game from places like amazon.ca and canadian DVDs are region 1, just like the US.

  • Brad | June 4, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    Does anybody know a website that compares/contrasts the mlb authentic and replica jerseys. I guess what I’d really like to know is if the replica jerseys have the team/city name sewn on or screen-printed.

  • jere | June 4, 2007 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”97689″]
    As far as “Manny being Manny”, he has no respect for the game, let alone for himself[/quote]

    That’s ridiculous.

  • buccos | June 4, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    Paul,

    What do you have against the color purple?

  • Ben | June 4, 2007 at 6:53 pm |

    Twice now ( this time the price of right game) have I mentioned something first that someone else has gotten credit for. I ignored i it a few weeks ago because one post can be ignored but should I use all caps to get attention.

  • Jaye | June 4, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”97712″]Twice now ( this time the price of right game) have I mentioned something first that someone else has gotten credit for. I ignored i it a few weeks ago because one post can be ignored but should I use all caps to get attention.[/quote]

    You’re kidding, right?

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 4, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”97709″]Does anybody know a website that compares/contrasts the mlb authentic and replica jerseys. I guess what I’d really like to know is if the replica jerseys have the team/city name sewn on or screen-printed.[/quote]

    I can’t think of any mlb jersey in the double knit era that was screen printed…even the “turn ahead the clock” jerseys were die-subed.

    There have been a handful of nfl, but I can’t think of any mlb. Even today’s replicas don’t screen print.

  • Kyle O. | June 4, 2007 at 7:25 pm |

    The NBA Eastern Conference trophy is of the “old” or new depending on how you look at it, ball. Also, Vince where are you from in Cleveland, What high school? I grew up there, and was big into the soccer scene?

  • Minna H. | June 4, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”97714″][quote comment=”97712″]Twice now ( this time the price of right game) have I mentioned something first that someone else has gotten credit for. I ignored i it a few weeks ago because one post can be ignored but should I use all caps to get attention.[/quote]

    You’re kidding, right?[/quote]

    I gotta go with Jaye on this one. Paul gets tons of emails on this stuff, plus he does his own research. Every time I mention something I’ve noticed, I see other posts on it even if I post as soon as I see the anomaly.

    I wouldn’t doubt he noticed it on his own, or someone sent him an email.

  • Bill T. | June 4, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”97470″]Off topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics logo

    Just in case it hasn’t been seen yet.[/quote]

    Rubbish.

  • Marc | June 4, 2007 at 7:31 pm |

    My # 35 looks awesome.. and its even better that im the only one who has it so far.

    Thanks Paul and all involved

  • Jaye | June 4, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    Sometimes in order to be first around here, you have to find something really obscure, and that’s hard to do with this bunch. I’m just waiting to find a potato chip that’s got Manny’s name on it, diagonal and misspelled. Think of the comment that’ll generate!!!!!!

  • Johnny O | June 4, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”97727″][quote comment=”97714″][quote comment=”97712″]Twice now ( this time the price of right game) have I mentioned something first that someone else has gotten credit for. I ignored i it a few weeks ago because one post can be ignored but should I use all caps to get attention.[/quote]

    You’re kidding, right?[/quote]

    I gotta go with Jaye on this one. Paul gets tons of emails on this stuff, plus he does his own research. Every time I mention something I’ve noticed, I see other posts on it even if I post as soon as I see the anomaly.

    I wouldn’t doubt he noticed it on his own, or someone sent him an email.[/quote]
    I am the one who pointed out to everyone that Jeff Suppan wasn’t wearing his 1982 Anniversary patch, and I had screen grabs to back it up, and I didn’t get credit it for it on the front page this morning. Am I bitter about it? Not really. I am just glad it did get noticed and that everyone else can join in on my curiousness as to why it was like that.

    Also… Ozzie Guillen is wearing last year’s 5950 hat.

  • todd krevanchi (krvanch) | June 4, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”97714″][quote comment=”97712″]Twice now ( this time the price of right game) have I mentioned something first that someone else has gotten credit for. I ignored i it a few weeks ago because one post can be ignored but should I use all caps to get attention.[/quote]

    You’re kidding, right?[/quote]

    credit?
    people are looking for credit for things?
    people are getting upset if they dont see their name in the entry or the ticker or in the responses?

    if people are paying attention to this type of minutae solely for the sake of getting credit for seeing a uni-occurence, then id rather not hear about that uni-occurence at all.

  • Johnny O | June 4, 2007 at 8:48 pm |

    Add Johnny Estrada to those who have the American Flag backdrop in their MLB logo on their catcher helmet. I noticed it looked weird during today’s game vs. the Cubbies, and can’t find a Brewer pic of him in it yet, but I found one of him while he was with the Braves. I’m sure he does wear it for the Crew.. I just can’t find a pic yet. Click on the link and click on the pic in the site (it’s a bigger pic)

    Estrada with the American Flag in MLB logo

  • Johnny O | June 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm |

    I also noticed that Michael Barrett of the Cubs is wearing hockey-style mask that does indeed have the American flag backdrop in the MLB logo as well. (sorry no pics yet) Doesn’t Barrett usually wear the “normal” style catchers mask? Barrett in old style mask

    Any Cubs fans know if he frequently changes helmets?

  • Scott H | June 4, 2007 at 9:21 pm |

    I was looking at pictures from the Saints Mini camp I noticed that some players were wearing something I’ve never seen before. On the high hook ups for the chin straps, instead of having them tacked in or just using a regular buckle, they use these white block things, which are clearly visible on the 9th, 11th, and 13th pictures in this series. I thought it may be from Schutt becauseit has an “S” on it , but I have no idea what it does or if it has any special purpose. Someone please fill me in!

  • Johnny O | June 4, 2007 at 9:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”97759″]I also noticed that Michael Barrett of the Cubs is wearing hockey-style mask that does indeed have the American flag backdrop in the MLB logo as well. (sorry no pics yet) Doesn’t Barrett usually wear the “normal” style catchers mask? Barrett in old style mask

    Any Cubs fans know if he frequently changes helmets?[/quote]

    Sorry for quoting myself, but could he be wearing a new mask because his “C” was falling off his helmet before like we noticed the other day when he rumbled with Zambrano?

  • DW in Cincy | June 4, 2007 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”97710″][quote comment=”97689″]
    As far as “Manny being Manny”, he has no respect for the game, let alone for himself[/quote]

    That’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Just another reason to hate everything about the Reds Sox and their existence.

  • DW in Cincy | June 4, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”97710″][quote comment=”97689″]
    As far as “Manny being Manny”, he has no respect for the game, let alone for himself[/quote]

    That’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Just another reason to hate everything about the Red Sox and their existence.

  • Dan | June 4, 2007 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    What idiot put Notre Dame’s green jerseys on the list? Clemson’s isn’t bad. I like the colors for Wyoming, but they need the be a little more simplified. Rhode Island…eh… I’ve seen better, but I’ve seen worse. The clincher for me was Syracuse. I love the no white trim uniforms they introduced last year, plus with gray facemasks and numbered helmets. And if there’s anything good to say about Oregon, it’s that they have a great helmet and the diamond prints on the sleeves and pants are pretty cool.

  • Terry Mark | June 4, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    Mark DeRosa update: In tonight’s Cubs-Brewers game, it’s back to the little “e”. Perhaps he has the capital “E” on the home jersey and the lowercase “e” on the road grays.

  • Kyle at IU | June 4, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    Don Cherry and his white pinstriped suit are a danger to society…and that’s why I love him.

  • dw438 | June 4, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    Here in NY on SportsNet NY, they’re taking a page out of the MSG playbook and are showing some of the Mets’ greatest playoff games.
    Tonight was game 4 of the 1969 World Series against Baltimore from Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York.
    You can’t get any more old school Mets or Orioles than that game …
    Mets in home pinstripes, Orioles in away grays with “Baltimore” spelled out on the front, and their names on the back.
    A game saving catch by the Mets’ Ron Swoboda.
    And a full 10 innings pitched by future vintner George T. Seaver.
    A true vintage broadcast by Curt Gowdy and Lindsey Nelson, in living color on the NBC Television Network.
    No sound effects. No faux metal music. No black.
    Just a day game.
    Men still wore jackets and ties to the game!
    And next Monday, game 5. When the Impossible Dream came true!

  • Nolan | June 4, 2007 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”97762″]I was looking at pictures from the Saints Mini camp I noticed that some players were wearing something

    I’ve never seen before. On the high hook ups for the chin straps, instead of having them tacked in or just using a regular buckle, they use these white block things, which are clearly visible on the 9th, 11th, and 13th pictures in this series. I thought it may be from Schutt becauseit has an “S” on it , but I have no idea what it does or if it has any special purpose. Someone please fill me in![/quote]

    Last try on this but it’s made by Riddell, it’s called the Strap-Loc.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 4, 2007 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”97689″]In the Uni Watch membership roster, are there any “retired” or “off-limits” numbers, like MLB’s #42 (which is overblown). I would hope that Paul would use his digression and outlaw #69. You wouldn’t want to be “that guy” and have that number.[/quote]

    Well, I suppose it would be OK if there’s a viable reason, like if your kid’s birthday is on June 9 or you’re a science dork and you’re into the moon landing. Just a thought.

  • Andy from KC | June 4, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”97695″]This is such a putrid knock-off. The back, in particular, is horrendous.

    At least the guy is starting the bidding at $9.99, but $20 for shipping? I can’t believe some fool is bidding on this.[/quote]

    Wow … that is truly a hideous attempt at a knockoff.

    I was all set to scorn the person who would bid on such a thing. I was going to use the phrase “a fool and his money are soon parted.” But then I realized, the alternative is paying $250 on MLB.com or $300 to Mitchell & Ness for something that probably didn’t cost $20 to make.

    I am NOT defending counterfeiters or suggesting anyone buy knockoff jerseys, but I want to believe that the person buying this jersey is a huge Mets fan on a budget. It’s like when I see someone wearing a Majestic replica jersey at the ballpark with that half-assed lettering on the back that doesn’t even come close to looking real — sure, it’s ugly as hell, but maybe it was the best that person could afford. I didn’t mean to get all preachy on you, but I’m just sayin.

    (The bidder is clearly not a Uni Watcher, as none of us would be bidding on a black Mets jersey in the first place, but that’s beside the point.)

  • Brendan | June 4, 2007 at 10:54 pm |

    Spezza on the Ottawa Senators has some tag showing. It looks like it’s from his undershirt.

  • SWGeorge | June 4, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    Uniwatch could set up an entire “sub-blog” just focusing on the NCAA Softball World Series. Every time I turn on ESPN I see something weirder. Fake stirrups, white stirrups over white socks, visors, bizarre helmets, merit decals on helmets, cages on helmets, coaches wearing polo shirts and shorts. Its enough to make any uni-phile’s head spin.

  • junkland | June 4, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”97689″]In the Uni Watch membership roster, are there any “retired” or “off-limits” numbers, like MLB’s #42 (which is overblown). I would hope that Paul would use his digression and outlaw #69. You wouldn’t want to be “that guy” and have that number.

    As far as “Manny being Manny”, he has no respect for the game, let alone for himself, ala Derek Bell. And Bud Selig has no spine to tell these pompous baseball playas, “It’s not all about you, dude.”[/quote]

    Paul using his digression? Excellent malaprop!

  • Mr. Met | June 4, 2007 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”97709″]Does anybody know a website that compares/contrasts the mlb authentic and replica jerseys. I guess what I’d really like to know is if the replica jerseys have the team/city name sewn on or screen-printed.[/quote]

    I know one easy way to tell the difference b/w authentic and replica jerseys: The authentics always have the Majestic logo on the left sleeve; replicas always have it on the right sleeve. And the authentics always have the plain “M” logo; the replicas have the “M” logo and the word “Majestic” underneath it.

    Some teams have different little nuances; for example, the St. Louis Cardinals road replicas have a white outline around the chest logo; the authentic does not. The Mets replicas have the numbers and letters in plain fabric; the authentics have them in tackel twill. The Yankees’ replicas have the player names on the back of the jerseys; the authentics do not. But unless you know what you’re looking for, the Majestic logo on the sleeves is the easiest way to tell.

  • Minna H. | June 4, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”97794″][quote comment=”97695″]This is such a putrid knock-off. The back, in particular, is horrendous.

    At least the guy is starting the bidding at $9.99, but $20 for shipping? I can’t believe some fool is bidding on this.[/quote]

    Wow … that is truly a hideous attempt at a knockoff.

    I was all set to scorn the person who would bid on such a thing. I was going to use the phrase “a fool and his money are soon parted.” But then I realized, the alternative is paying $250 on MLB.com or $300 to Mitchell & Ness for something that probably didn’t cost $20 to make.

    I am NOT defending counterfeiters or suggesting anyone buy knockoff jerseys, but I want to believe that the person buying this jersey is a huge Mets fan on a budget. It’s like when I see someone wearing a Majestic replica jersey at the ballpark with that half-assed lettering on the back that doesn’t even come close to looking real — sure, it’s ugly as hell, but maybe it was the best that person could afford. I didn’t mean to get all preachy on you, but I’m just sayin.

    (The bidder is clearly not a Uni Watcher, as none of us would be bidding on a black Mets jersey in the first place, but that’s beside the point.)[/quote]

    Except me, Andy from KC

    I KID!

    Jaye, I want to know if you come across a potato chip shaped like Manny’s head, complete with snood. Now that would definitely be first-post worthy.

    junkland, thank you for using one of my favorite words (malaprop). It made my day.

  • Johnny O | June 5, 2007 at 12:10 am |

    Matt Damon is wearing a insanely ugly Russel Athletics replica Red Sox jersey on Letterman tonight. I believe it’s a David Ortiz jersey. He makes millions of dollars and can’t buy an authentic one? And above that a Russel Athletics replica? And he calls himself a hardcore Sox fan…

    Matt Damon on Letterman

  • Weeb Ewbank | June 5, 2007 at 12:58 am |

    [quote comment=”97822″]Matt Damon is wearing a insanely ugly Russel Athletics replica Red Sox jersey on Letterman tonight. I believe it’s a David Ortiz jersey. He makes millions of dollars and can’t buy an authentic one? And above that a Russel Athletics replica? And he calls himself a hardcore Sox fan…

    Matt Damon on Letterman[/quote]

    Not being able to see the back of the jersey, is it possible that he’s wearing an authentic Russell jersey from when Russell was the outfitter for MLB?

    And I don’t put much stock into that argument that you’re a “hardcore” fan only if you wear authentic jerseys and gear. My dad has been a hardcore Jets fan since the 1960’s, even before the Super Bowl Namath days, before some of you ere even born, straight through the dismal 80’s and the Kotite years. In all that time, the only jersey he has ever had is a replica jersey that he got for Christmas one year. Now I’m sure there are some kids out there who own 2,3, maybe even 4 or 5 authentic Jets jerseys, but I’ll be damned if they get categorized as “hardcore” fans more than my old man just because they spent hundreds of dollars on some jerseys.

    Matt Damon is a hardcore Red Sox fan, regardless of whether he spends any of his millions on an authentic or replica jersey. I doubt he’s going to spend any sleepless nights fretting over the fact that some piker on a website called “Uni-Watch” made fun of his jersey; he’ll just enjoy his sweet box seats at Fenway.

  • Dustin | June 5, 2007 at 1:28 am |

    Don Cherry was quite awesome tonight, despite how he went with a tame blazer for the Americans. Bring back fighting in the game! Also, you should have seen his cuff links – Canadian Flags!

  • Hex | June 5, 2007 at 5:24 am |
  • Kerry | June 5, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”97775″][quote comment=”97503″]Cnnsi.com has a gallery of “College Football’s Worst Uniforms”

    http://sportsillustr...

    (Yes, Oregon is #1)[/quote]

    What idiot put Notre Dame’s green jerseys on the list? Clemson’s isn’t bad. I like the colors for Wyoming, but they need the be a little more simplified. Rhode Island…eh… I’ve seen better, but I’ve seen worse. The clincher for me was Syracuse. I love the no white trim uniforms they introduced last year, plus with gray facemasks and numbered helmets. And if there’s anything good to say about Oregon, it’s that they have a great helmet and the diamond prints on the sleeves and pants are pretty cool.[/quote]
    Wha..wha…WHAT?!?!

  • Ben Danner | June 5, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    This is probably the one millionth time I’ve said this, but the Carolina Panthers DO NOT wear teal…Their colors are Black,Silver and Blue! It is a lighter shade of blue, but in no way does it look teal.