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Uni Watch Book Club: The Brooklyn Dodgers

New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: Last night I worked a volunteer shift at the very wonderful City Reliquary, where the gift shop featured a book I hadn’t noticed before: Mark Rucker’s Brooklyn Dodgers, a pictorial history of my home borough’s most storied franchise. After flipping through the pages for a few minutes, it became apparent that this was a mandatory purchase. Here are some of the reasons why:

This shot, taken in 1868, shows something I haven’t seen before: Look closely and you’ll see that the players are wearing little cuff clips on their trousers, much like what urban cyclists sometimes wear.

Check out the neckties on display in this 1884 team portrait. And this page shows contrasting neckwear styles.

Somehow the lace-up jersey style always looks better on guys with bushy moustaches, no?

Wanna learn something amazing? Read the caption to this illustration.

Excellent view here of the old style of wearing your fielding glove on your belt while batting.

I would give anything for this sleeve style to come back into vogue.

Here’s the best view I’ve ever seen of the Dodgers’ 1916 tattersall plaid design from 1916.

Think this sleeve logo is big? How about two of them!

Here’s the earliest photo I’ve ever seen of a player wearing a windbreaker under his jersey (or maybe just the earliest windbreaker photo I’ve ever seen, period).

Spectacular view here of the white slacks that umps wore on Sundays and holidays in the early 1940s.

And as long as we’re talking about historical stuff: You know how old fruit crates used to have really amazing labels? Roger Faso has turned up an artist named Ben Sakoguchi, who creates baseball-themed paintings in the style of those old fruit designs. Check out Sakoguchi’s full web site here.

Membership Update: Big day yesterday, as we topped 100 memberships — check out the ever-expanding active roster here. My thanks again (and again and again) to all who’ve signed up. If you’ve been thinking about getting on board, full details are available here.

Regarding benefits: T-shirts for those who’ve signed up at Level Two or above have been ordered and should start arriving right about now. Membership cards, fridge magnets, and digital art CDs will begin shipping this weekend. By this time next week, I hope to be completely caught up on everything. Thanks again (and again and again) for your patience.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Wednesday’s note regarding the Diamonbacks’ uniform schedule led to this communiqué from a source with the Astros: “Now, the Stros are wearing the brick red jerseys almost exclusively on the road as opposed to the gray. The road brick red is the only Cool Base we have and the owner likes the red. There has been a trend as we get down the stretch in previous years that we would wear them for certain games that did not fit the usual alternate jersey schedule. Red was usually only worn on Sunday. However, last road trip the owner asked for red on the road. BUT, we played the DBs and they had wore their red jerseys on Sunday… making us switch to gray for one game. Luckily we don’t change helmets or caps or pants.” … Good catch by Willet Hossfeld, who notes that Tyler Clippard appears to have removed the button from the top of his cap. … My two cents regarding the disastrous London Olympics logo: It reminds me of this. … The minor league Elmira Jackals have unveiled new home and road unis (much to the disgust of Bryan Long, who quips, “How boring are these things?”). … Reprinted from Wednesday’s comments: Randy Moss was asked about his temporary practice jersey number (6) and had this to say: “Sometimes you can be able to go back and get your number and sometimes you can’t. They really told me 6 was the available number that they have back in the equipment room, so I said, ‘Just give me a number and I’ll make it.’ I guess there is a little buzz around right now with me and number 6. I don’t really care about a number, all I care about is suiting up and going out here and winning on Sundays.” His official roster/jersey number is still to be determined. … Meanwhile, Todd Krevanchi notes that Moss has been getting rather creative with his gloves. … Latest Japanese baseball weirdness contributed by Jeremy Brahm: Hichori Morimoto in stilts. … Good view here of Rafael Nadal’s personalized sneakers (as spotted by Brinke Guthrie). … Good little comedy video here, showing what the NHL’s “super-sleek” third jerseys might look like (nice find by Jeremy Brahm). … Follow-up to Vince’s tattoo entry yesterday: Ryan Howard has a huge brand on his arm. Full details here (with thanks to Michael Milici). … Very nice early uniform catalog (extremely similar to one that I already have, so I won’t be bidding on it) here, and some great vintage unis and accessories up for auction here, here, here, and here. … Meanwhile, here’s a vintage print ad and a uniform company uniform print ad that I bought. … All NASCAR cars will feature a memorial decal for Bill France this week (with thanks to Adam Denobriga). … Steve Robeson reports that the Caps are having a fire sale of old merch. … Photo of the day (courtesy of Jon Klevorn). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: The Orioles will wear Negro Leagues uniform on September 6th. Details here. … Yancy Yeater reports that the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League will be wearing 1979 Cubs-inspired throwbacks tomorrow night. … It’s really small and hard to see, but it looks like Santa Clara had some killer basketball unis back in 1911 (taken from this article, which was forwarded by Tim Sheehan). … Today’s installment of the always-entertaining No Mas blog featured this shot of the first Hagler/Antuofermo, and you know damn well what part of the photo I immediately fixated on.

 

142 comments to Uni Watch Book Club: The Brooklyn Dodgers

  • Jake | June 8, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    Paul,

    Do you think that those sleeves would be considered a distraction to the batter in the modern game ?

    Also, do you know what the Red Sox plan on wearing on the Orioles’ September 6th turn back the clock day ? And HONESTLY, did they have to pay tribute to the Black Sox on a day when the Red Sox were in town ? That seems a little carelss.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 8, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    That baseball on ice sounds like fun (I had no idea that the “run past first base” rule stemmed from that!), but getting out of the batter’s box seems almost impossible for a left-handed hitter. Maybe they could let the lefties skate to third base instead!

  • Matt D. | June 8, 2007 at 8:46 am |

    Is the Yankees manager giggling at Uncle Robbie’s plaid jersey?

  • StRoseBH | June 8, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    Steve Robeson reports that the Caps are having a fire sale of old merch.

    It looks like the Islanders are also selling stuff cheap, maybe bringing back the Fisherman logo ;)

  • Tom C. | June 8, 2007 at 8:54 am |

    Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter

  • Mark in Cincy | June 8, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    The Blue Jackets will unveil their uniforms on June 22, not sure if that is the date for the rest of the NHL. The unveiling will take place right before the draft. Best line of the article: The Rbk Edge Uniform System was designed with performance and safety at the forefront. It is the culmination of more than two years of research and testing with active participation by NHL players, the NHL Players’ Association and NHL team executives. Performance and safety! Sign me up . . .

  • MH | June 8, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    featured this shot of the first Hagler/Antuofermo, and you know damn well what part of the photo I immediately fixated on.

    I’m slightly chagrined to say no, I don’t. Any help?

  • anthony | June 8, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    Interesting…
    four people have chosen #0 and even one #99 but no one yet has chosen #1 (with execption of 9/9 of course…)

  • StRoseBH | June 8, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”99459″]featured this shot of the first Hagler/Antuofermo, and you know damn well what part of the photo I immediately fixated on.

    I’m slightly chagrined to say no, I don’t. Any help?[/quote]

    The socks.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    Randy Moss has always been known to put his gloves on his facemask…..

    http://www.sfgate.co...

  • Clevo | June 8, 2007 at 9:24 am |

    I dont know if anyone brought this up the other day, but for CC Sabbathia’s start the other night, the Indians wore their blue alt jersey at home for the first time since 2001. THey now plan on wearing the blue alts at home on Tuesday and Saturday, and the vests on Sundays and holidays, but it said the pitcher had final say, although I dont think the pitchers get to pick on Sundays and holidays. This was in Paul Hoynse’s roundup in the Wednesday Plain Dealer

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    wow… that sakoguchi art is really amazing…

    a lot of athletes who are members of historically black fraternities have brands representing the letters.

    michael jordan however doesnt have an omega brand, he has it tattooed over his heart.
    http://farm1.static....

  • Dwight | June 8, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    In case you all haven’t seen it, SI.com has an article with the 10 worst college football uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Dwight | June 8, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    That’s a joke people – so lighten up on a Friday morning!!!!!

  • Flip | June 8, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    Re: • Think this sleeve logo is big? How about two of them!

    The question was posed the other day: Why did the Dodgers have a fancy initial letter on their caps in Brooklyn, but went with slab serifs in Los Angeles? I didn’t see a reply.

  • Dan | June 8, 2007 at 9:40 am |

    I got my Father-In-Law that book last year for his birthday. He grew up in Brooklyn in the 40’s & 50’s. He was a huge Dodgers fan…so much so, that he won’t even watch 61* because it’s the “freakin Yankees.”

    He got a few pages in, and saw the name “O’Malley” and sighed in disgust. “Goddamn O’Malley” and had to flip past those pages. Here it’s 50+ years after O’Mally took the team, and the man still can’t hear the name without expressing disgust. (Which is unfortunate, since we live in Maryland, and our Governor has the same last name!)

  • Natron | June 8, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”99477″]In case you all haven’t seen it, SI.com has an article with the 10 worst college football uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Fascinating read.

  • Natron | June 8, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”99456″]The Blue Jackets will unveil their uniforms on June 22, not sure if that is the date for the rest of the NHL. The unveiling will take place right before the draft. Best line of the article: The Rbk Edge Uniform System was designed with performance and safety at the forefront. It is the culmination of more than two years of research and testing with active participation by NHL players, the NHL Players’ Association and NHL team executives. Performance and safety! Sign me up . . .[/quote]

    I would imagine we’ll see all of the new jerseys on the 23rd at the NHL Draft.

    Is anybody able to confirm that?

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    i can believe that moss doesnt have a choice about a number in the sense that the last 3 teams he has suited for, he has had 3 different numbers for the regular season (and 18 preseason in minn.)

    however, i cant believe that he doesnt care about his number at all… i mean its your identifier! you have to care.

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”99478″]That’s a joke people – so lighten up on a Friday morning!!!!![/quote]

    I was actually going to post an over/under for number of posts before it was mentioned.

    I’d like to see some stirrups on that baseball player wearing the stilts.

    Does anybody know if there is a logical reason to remove the button on the top of a hat? This is at least twice we’ve seen this on here and I’m wondering if they are removed on purpose or if they fall off.
    I also had never heard where the over running first base rule came from. It seems strange that they kept the rule after they went away from the ice.

  • DJ | June 8, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    as a previous post mentioned, not only had Moss done the gloves on the helmet thing before but also countless others, lots in college specifically – i believe i’ve seen an interview or something mentioning that if they’re not wearing them that there’s really no better place to put them

  • Robert | June 8, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?

  • Ataxia | June 8, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    […] Great A Tribe Called Quest reference in a weblog post about reigning NL MVP Ryan Howard being branded. [via Uni Watch] […]

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”99493″]as a previous post mentioned, not only had Moss done the gloves on the helmet thing before but also countless others, lots in college specifically – i believe i’ve seen an interview or something mentioning that if they’re not wearing them that there’s really no better place to put them[/quote]

    Correct sir.

    On a side note, nothing was funnier than when Ricky Williams used to give interviews, and he left his helmet on! haha

  • Kevin Z. | June 8, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    In the photo of the day link, those look like single socks with the stirrup design sewn in, not really the kind of thing to be praised

  • Elena E | June 8, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    Yes, those are the knitted-in stirrups, but it’s the minor leagues. Whaddya expect?

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 10:26 am |

    Why is it only the Capitals releasing info on their new uni’s? Where is the rest of the league..

  • Natron | June 8, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    It looks like they’re having a “Write a Caption” contest on cnnsi.com for that Randy Moss pic. It can be found here.

    Also, I noticed they also have a list of the “Top 10 Ugliest College Football Uniforms”, which can be found here.

  • Andy | June 8, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    And as long as we’re talking about historical stuff: You know how old fruit crates used to have really amazing labels? Roger Faso has turned up an artist named Ben Sakoguchi, who creates baseball-themed paintings in the style of those old fruit designs. Check out Sakoguchi’s full web site here.
    Sports Illustrated ran an entire article about this art in their magazine about a year ago.
    They have some pictures in one of their online galleries.

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”99502″][…] Great A Tribe Called Quest reference in a weblog post about reigning NL MVP Ryan Howard being branded. [via Uni Watch] […][/quote]

    ahh, the low end theory… great album…

  • Rich DeMarco | June 8, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    I e-mailed this to Paul and he suggested I post it as a comment to see if anyone knows. A good friend of mine is a huge New York Rangers fan. Last night he and I were talking about uniform quirks and I mentioned to him that I didn’t think Sergei Zubov’s (#21) white jersey has any numbers on the sleeves for at least some of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals or Stanley Cup Finals games played in New York. We’re looking online for pics, I found a couple with numbers on his sleeves… but I swear watching either the Devils or Canucks series in 1994 and seeing his white jersey didn’t have sleeve numbers. Can anyone confirm? Thanks so much.

    Rich DeMarco
    Leonia, NJ
    richdemarco@yahoo.com

  • Eric | June 8, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    New Unis for Michigan Tech Hockey Team:

    http://bp0.blogger.c...

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    Any rumours about MLB doing anything for Father’s Day? I think we deserve it..

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”99530″]Any rumours about MLB doing anything for Father’s Day? I think we deserve it..[/quote]

    Baby blue bats to raise prostate cancer awareness?

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”99528″]I e-mailed this to Paul and he suggested I post it as a comment to see if anyone knows. A good friend of mine is a huge New York Rangers fan. Last night he and I were talking about uniform quirks and I mentioned to him that I didn’t think Sergei Zubov’s (#21) white jersey has any numbers on the sleeves for at least some of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals or Stanley Cup Finals games played in New York. We’re looking online for pics, I found a couple with numbers on his sleeves… but I swear watching either the Devils or Canucks series in 1994 and seeing his white jersey didn’t have sleeve numbers. Can anyone confirm? Thanks so much.

    Rich DeMarco
    Leonia, NJ
    richdemarco@yahoo.com[/quote]

    one way would be to see if youtube has any footage for either of those series…

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    I was thinking of a neck tie with your fav team logo on it, but hey

  • Ian K | June 8, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”99481″]I got my Father-In-Law that book last year for his birthday. He grew up in Brooklyn in the 40’s & 50’s. He was a huge Dodgers fan…so much so, that he won’t even watch 61* because it’s the “freakin Yankees.”

    He got a few pages in, and saw the name “O’Malley” and sighed in disgust. “Goddamn O’Malley” and had to flip past those pages. Here it’s 50+ years after O’Mally took the team, and the man still can’t hear the name without expressing disgust. (Which is unfortunate, since we live in Maryland, and our Governor has the same last name!)[/quote]

    That’s pretty funny about O’Malley. My dad and I are Dodgers fans because we’re from L.A., and he immgrated to California a year before the Dodgers did. When I think of O’Malley, I long for the days of quality, family-run club ownership. Since Peter O’Malley sold the team in the mid 90s, Rupert Murdoch screwed things up then sold it to Frank McCourt, who really wishes he could own the Red Sox.

  • Eriq Jaffe | June 8, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”99477″]In case you all haven’t seen it, SI.com has an article with the 10 worst college football uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why they put the Notre Dame green jerseys in there. I think those look infinitely better than their blue set – and far more appropriate, given the fact that they’re the Fighting Irish.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    Besides the “Top 10 Worst College Football Uniforms” on CNNSI.com (which I think should be retired today), there’s a cool photo gallery of Mexican Pro Wrestlers. Cool Uniforms…… (Except #6)

    Vince, #7 is for you……

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Anthony Verna | June 8, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”99498″]I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?[/quote]

    No. Technically, all five boroughs make up the City of New York. However, this is not the case historically. Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn were all different cities before being annexed at different times. The island of Manhattan was always New York, NY. The other boroughs kept their separate identities, even though it’s all one city. (They all also have borough presidents.)

    (And I’m still not sure why Queens has kept neighborhood identities like Flushing or Astoria.)

  • nsfw guy | June 8, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”99534″][quote comment=”99530″]Any rumours about MLB doing anything for Father’s Day? I think we deserve it..[/quote]

    Baby blue bats to raise prostate cancer awareness?[/quote]

    I will not link it here, because it is nsfw, but if anybody cares to, you can search “prostate awareness” on theonion.com, you’ll find an idea they have to raise awareness.

    I think generally all players & umpires wear light blue wristbands, do they not?

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”99540″][quote comment=”99477″]In case you all haven’t seen it, SI.com has an article with the 10 worst college football uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why they put the Notre Dame green jerseys in there. I think those look infinitely better than their blue set – and far more appropriate, given the fact that they’re the Fighting Irish.[/quote]

    That’s what happens when you ask interns (no offense, Vince) to do the job. They didn’t even put a reason or a description next to the picture!

  • Shaftman | June 8, 2007 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”99541″]Besides the “Top 10 Worst College Football Uniforms” on CNNSI.com (which I think should be retired today), there’s a cool photo gallery of Mexican Pro Wrestlers.

    Cool Uniforms…… (Except #6)

    Vince, #7 is for you……

    http://sportsillustr...

    well, I’m looking, and I’m LIKIN…

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”99541″]Besides the “Top 10 Worst College Football Uniforms” on CNNSI.com (which I think should be retired today), there’s a cool photo gallery of Mexican Pro Wrestlers.

    Cool Uniforms…… (Except #6)

    Vince, #7 is for you……

    http://sportsillustr...

    I can appreciate the comedy of #6. It’s not every day that you see a pink mohawk. However, my personal favorite is #8.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”99546″][quote comment=”99534″][quote comment=”99530″]Any rumours about MLB doing anything for Father’s Day? I think we deserve it..[/quote]

    Baby blue bats to raise prostate cancer awareness?[/quote]

    I will not link it here, because it is nsfw, but if anybody cares to, you can search “prostate awareness” on theonion.com, you’ll find an idea they have to raise awareness.

    I think generally all players & umpires wear light blue wristbands, do they not?[/quote]

    Hilarious. They used a guy I’ve never even heard of….

    http://stlouis.cardi...

  • jere | June 8, 2007 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”99446″]do you know what the Red Sox plan on wearing on the Orioles’ September 6th turn back the clock day ? And HONESTLY, did they have to pay tribute to the Black Sox on a day when the Red Sox were in town ? That seems a little carelss.[/quote]

    I can’t tell if you’re joking. But even if they were paying tribute to the 1919 Black Sox (which they’re not, it’s the 1932 Baltimore Black Sox), it wouldn’t be careless since those were the White Sox, not the Red Sox.

  • tedkerwin | June 8, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Re: 1994 Rangers games

    I know Google Video had some of the games up for viewing.

  • jere | June 8, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Unless you were making a joke about race, since the Red Sox were the last to integrate, as if the second-to-last (and third, and fourth, etc) did absolutely nothing wrong…

  • Terry Mark | June 8, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    The minor league Elmira Jackals have unveiled new home and road unis (much to the disgust of Bryan Long, who quips, “How boring are these things?”).

    Those uniforms are a lot of things, but they’re certainly not boring. I think if you add some rhinestones to the shoulders and some fringe onto the hem of the jersey, you’d have a pretty good figure skating outfit.

  • Mike | June 8, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • Shaftman | June 8, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”99562″]The minor league Elmira Jackals have unveiled new home and road unis (much to the disgust of Bryan Long, who quips, “How boring are these things?”).

    Those uniforms are a lot of things, but they’re certainly not boring. I think if you add some rhinestones to the shoulders and some fringe onto the hem of the jersey, you’d have a pretty good figure skating outfit.[/quote]

    Then you could call them the Elmira Liberace‘s

  • Jill | June 8, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”99536″]I was thinking of a neck tie with your fav team logo on it, but hey[/quote]

    Last year the Astros gave away some decent looking ties for fathers day. My group didn’t make it in the game in time to get one, they were pretty limited quantity.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    This is not really a uni-related pic, but it’s a sweet head first slide by Manny (in Charlie Hustle style)

    Dare I say that Manny is NOT being Manny????

    http://bp2.blogger.c...

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats. (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats. The all look like they do, actually)

  • nsfw guy | June 8, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”99574″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats.

    (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats.

    The all look like they do, actually)[/quote]

    Looks like #24 in the background is also wearing Nike gloves.

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    I hope I don’t offend anybody, or start a political discussion, but that one pic with the Chiefs and Oranges is pretty cool. This one.
    My grand-parents used to live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and we would drive (a lot of hours, man the scenery!) to visit and run into the Natives in the area, such nice people. One place I remember is Wawa, Ontario. They actually had real teepees setup. Amazing.
    [I hope I didn’t open a can of worms by bringing the Natives up in discussion..] This was posted with all do respect. [ok?]

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    His last movie did too.
    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”99576″]I hope I don’t offend anybody, or start a political discussion, but that one pic with the Chiefs and Oranges is pretty cool. This one.
    My grand-parents used to live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and we would drive (a lot of hours, man the scenery!) to visit and run into the Natives in the area, such nice people. One place I remember is Wawa, Ontario. They actually had real teepees setup. Amazing.
    [I hope I didn’t open a can of worms by bringing the Natives up in discussion..] This was posted with all do respect. [ok?][/quote]
    After reading my post, I feel it’s pretty sad that I have to specifically clearify myself like 3 times in order not to be politically incorrect.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 8, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”99575″][quote comment=”99574″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats.

    (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats.

    The all look like they do, actually)[/quote]

    Looks like #24 in the background is also wearing Nike gloves.[/quote]

    And is it just my imagination, or is the #1 on his jersey shifted slightly to the left? It’s one of those things that shouldn’t matter, yet I can’t help but be bothered by it.

  • tim b | June 8, 2007 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”99467″]I dont know if anyone brought this up the other day, but for CC Sabbathia’s start the other night, the Indians wore their blue alt jersey at home for the first time since 2001. THey now plan on wearing the blue alts at home on Tuesday and Saturday, and the vests on Sundays and holidays, but it said the pitcher had final say, although I dont think the pitchers get to pick on Sundays and holidays. This was in Paul Hoynse’s roundup in the Wednesday Plain Dealer[/quote]

    hey clevo,
    yeah, we talked about that a couple days ago. BARF, i say, to that idea! go tribe though!

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”99577″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    His last movie did too.
    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Apparently, UA loves product placements in movies. They were even in Bad News Bears.

    http://us.movies1.yi...

  • Larry C | June 8, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    The Sakoguchi Orange Crate Art is incredible. That guy needs to come to Seattle and display his stuff at a local gallery. It might eve work as an exhibit at Safeco Field: you know, something to check out before the game. I could waste my whole day just looking at that stuff.

  • nico | June 8, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    the london 2012 logo looks like something from saved by the bell

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”99586″][quote comment=”99575″][quote comment=”99574″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats.

    (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats.

    The all look like they do, actually)[/quote]

    Looks like #24 in the background is also wearing Nike gloves.[/quote]

    And is it just my imagination, or is the #1 on his jersey shifted slightly to the left? It’s one of those things that shouldn’t matter, yet I can’t help but be bothered by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think the entire jersey is shifted (to our)left on his body because the little “NFL Equipment” shield lines up with the 1 but his pants are shifted as if he were facing (to our) right.

  • susan | June 8, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”99478″]That’s a joke people – so lighten up on a Friday morning!!!!![/quote]

    I certainly got a laugh off of it… thank you!

  • DenverGregg | June 8, 2007 at 12:07 pm |

    Ryan Howard has a huge brand on his arm.

    With arms like his, a smaller brand wouldn’t even be noticeable.

  • susan | June 8, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”99540″][quote comment=”99477″]In case you all haven’t seen it, SI.com has an article with the 10 worst college football uniforms.

    http://sportsillustr...

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why they put the Notre Dame green jerseys in there. I think those look infinitely better than their blue set – and far more appropriate, given the fact that they’re the Fighting Irish.[/quote]

    I went to a Cotton Bowl as a kid where ND had the green jerseys. I just assumed that is what they wore. It was years….. later when I saw them playing on tv and was completely puzzled why they had on navy!

  • Lockbull | June 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    Not totally Uni related, but Rivalfish.com has posted their top celebrity – sports logo lookalikes!

    Props to Whitney Matheson’s excellent Pop Candy blog on USA Today for this link.

  • Teebz | June 8, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”99485″][quote comment=”99456″]The Blue Jackets will unveil their uniforms on June 22, not sure if that is the date for the rest of the NHL. The unveiling will take place right before the draft. Best line of the article: The Rbk Edge Uniform System was designed with performance and safety at the forefront. It is the culmination of more than two years of research and testing with active participation by NHL players, the NHL Players’ Association and NHL team executives. Performance and safety! Sign me up . . .[/quote]

    I would imagine we’ll see all of the new jerseys on the 23rd at the NHL Draft.

    Is anybody able to confirm that?[/quote]

    No, we won’t. Some teams have already said that they will do their own unveiling in August before training camps start. The Caps and Blue Jackets are the only teams to confirm they will be unveiling their new look in fourteen days.

  • Shaftman | June 8, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”99608″]Not totally Uni related, but Rivalfish.com has posted their top celebrity – sports logo lookalikes!

    Props to Whitney Matheson’s excellent Pop Candy blog on USA Today for this link.[/quote]

    That’s awesome!!! Almost had to clean my soda off of my screen when I got to the bottom.

  • seven | June 8, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”99476″]wow… that sakoguchi art is really amazing…

    a lot of athletes who are members of historically black fraternities have brands representing the letters.

    michael jordan however doesnt have an omega brand, he has it tattooed over his heart.
    http://farm1.static....

    I’m pretty sure from larger versions of that photo that Jordan does have a brand.

  • susan | June 8, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”99455″]Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter [/quote]

    I was deeply disturbed by this. It is one thing for gangsta NBA to wear those silly hats, and I even understand NFL guys donning them for fashion purposes. But… to put a newly drafted kid in that ridiculous hat in a sport that defined the baseball cap… absolutely ridiculous! Lord please do not let anyone try to wear those trendy hats on the field! Can you imagine the embarrasment of that kid? THAT image is his MLB debut?

  • Jeff B | June 8, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”99599″][quote comment=”99586″][quote comment=”99575″][quote comment=”99574″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats.

    (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats.

    The all look like they do, actually)[/quote]

    Looks like #24 in the background is also wearing Nike gloves.[/quote]

    And is it just my imagination, or is the #1 on his jersey shifted slightly to the left? It’s one of those things that shouldn’t matter, yet I can’t help but be bothered by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think the entire jersey is shifted (to our)left on his body because the little “NFL Equipment” shield lines up with the 1 but his pants are shifted as if he were facing (to our) right.[/quote]

    It looks like they probably just shifted the jersey over so the number wasn’t covered by the dog.

  • Bob | June 8, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”99544″][quote comment=”99498″]I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?[/quote]

    No. Technically, all five boroughs make up the City of New York. However, this is not the case historically. Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn were all different cities before being annexed at different times. The island of Manhattan was always New York, NY. The other boroughs kept their separate identities, even though it’s all one city. (They all also have borough presidents.)

    (And I’m still not sure why Queens has kept neighborhood identities like Flushing or Astoria.)[/quote]

    Queens was never a city the way that Brooklyn was a city; it was a collection of villages within Queens County. In contrast, by the time the boroughs were established, the city of Brooklyn had annexed all the neighboring towns (Flatbush, Gravesend, et al) in Kings County.

  • AnoyMoy | June 8, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    http://farm2.static....

    anybody esle notice that this dude is stepping on two peoples junk. No wonder the bottom guys dong look so happy

  • DenverGregg | June 8, 2007 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”99618″]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/534466786_286a473d91_b.jpg

    anybody esle notice that this dude is stepping on two peoples junk. No wonder the bottom guys dong look so happy[/quote]

    This could be UniWatch Comment Typo of the year.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”99613″][quote comment=”99455″]Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter [/quote]

    I was deeply disturbed by this. It is one thing for gangsta NBA to wear those silly hats, and I even understand NFL guys donning them for fashion purposes. But… to put a newly drafted kid in that ridiculous hat in a sport that defined the baseball cap… absolutely ridiculous! Lord please do not let anyone try to wear those trendy hats on the field! Can you imagine the embarrasment of that kid? THAT image is his MLB debut?[/quote]

    Maybe he’s a fan of Anthony Reyes (and his 0-8 record). haha

    http://stlouis.cardi...

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”99614″][quote comment=”99599″][quote comment=”99586″][quote comment=”99575″][quote comment=”99574″][quote comment=”99564″]It appears the Rock’s new movie got a leg up from Under Armor.

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Why do all of the players in the background have a patch on their chest, but the Rock doesn’t?

    Also, I thought for sure UA would put a logo on the jersey, but I only see it on the towel and cleats.

    (Also, it looks like the middle guy in the back has Nike cleats.

    The all look like they do, actually)[/quote]

    Looks like #24 in the background is also wearing Nike gloves.[/quote]

    And is it just my imagination, or is the #1 on his jersey shifted slightly to the left? It’s one of those things that shouldn’t matter, yet I can’t help but be bothered by it.[/quote]

    Actually, I think the entire jersey is shifted (to our)left on his body because the little “NFL Equipment” shield lines up with the 1 but his pants are shifted as if he were facing (to our) right.[/quote]

    It looks like they probably just shifted the jersey over so the number wasn’t covered by the dog.[/quote]

    I just watched the trailer, and he’s #1 in the movie, so I think everything looks fine in the picture (except his lack of a patch). That one white thing that looks like a number is actually the dog’s ear. Here’s a link to the trailer.

    http://www.ropeofsil...

  • Natron | June 8, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”99621″][quote comment=”99618″]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/534466786_286a473d91_b.jpg

    anybody esle notice that this dude is stepping on two peoples junk. No wonder the bottom guys dong look so happy[/quote]

    This could be UniWatch Comment Typo of the year.[/quote]

    I will 2nd that!

    Kudos AnoyMoy!

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”99630″][quote comment=”99621″][quote comment=”99618″]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/534466786_286a473d91_b.jpg

    anybody esle notice that this dude is stepping on two peoples junk. No wonder the bottom guys dong look so happy[/quote]

    This could be UniWatch Comment Typo of the year.[/quote]

    I will 2nd that!

    Kudos AnoyMoy![/quote]

    Gotta love Friday humor like that. I wonder if that was on purpose though…..I mean, there wasn’t even an apostrophe!

  • Anthony | June 8, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    You speak of the ‘active roster’ for members, but you should create a DL for people who do not renew thier membership.

  • Anthony | June 8, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Or who have thier memebership revoked

  • WVU Tom | June 8, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”99622″][quote comment=”99613″][quote comment=”99455″]Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter [/quote]

    I was deeply disturbed by this. It is one thing for gangsta NBA to wear those silly hats, and I even understand NFL guys donning them for fashion purposes. But… to put a newly drafted kid in that ridiculous hat in a sport that defined the baseball cap… absolutely ridiculous! Lord please do not let anyone try to wear those trendy hats on the field! Can you imagine the embarrasment of that kid? THAT image is his MLB debut?[/quote]

    Maybe he’s a fan of Anthony Reyes (and his 0-8 record).

    haha

    http://stlouis.cardi...

    …or “The Chief”, Chad Cordero.

  • Jeff | June 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”99622″][quote comment=”99613″][quote comment=”99455″]Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter [/quote]

    I was deeply disturbed by this. It is one thing for gangsta NBA to wear those silly hats, and I even understand NFL guys donning them for fashion purposes. But… to put a newly drafted kid in that ridiculous hat in a sport that defined the baseball cap… absolutely ridiculous! Lord please do not let anyone try to wear those trendy hats on the field! Can you imagine the embarrasment of that kid? THAT image is his MLB debut?[/quote]

    Maybe he’s a fan of Anthony Reyes (and his 0-8 record).

    haha

    http://stlouis.cardi...

    Randy Messenger is pretty flat too.

    On another note, while searching for a pic of Messenger, I found this picture of him in a bullpen session in Spring Training. Where to the Marlins hold their workouts, in an apartment complex?!

  • Greg | June 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

  • DenverGregg | June 8, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”99640″]I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

    And he’s given up 6 or more runs in each of his last four starts.

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    Man what a big improvement to the Dodgers uni’s.
    They rate right up there as one of the best looking uniforms in the league in my books.

  • Mike | June 8, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”99642″][quote comment=”99640″]I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

    And he’s given up 6 or more runs in each of his last four starts.[/quote]

    I like Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Day which already took place on April 22

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    Anybody know what the deal in these situations..first-round draft choice Phillippe Aumont holds up a Mariners jersey,was the 11th overall pick-do they use that one for stitching his name? are they on field jersey? or just a replica for the day, then he takes it home for a keep sake. just wondering.

  • Natron | June 8, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”99646″][quote comment=”99642″][quote comment=”99640″]I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

    And he’s given up 6 or more runs in each of his last four starts.[/quote]

    I like Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Day which already took place on April 22[/quote]

    The Mr. Redlegs handlebar mustache giveaway on 6/29 looks kind of nice. It would go well with the Arroyo hat.

  • patrick | June 8, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”99544″][quote comment=”99498″]I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?[/quote]

    No. Technically, all five boroughs make up the City of New York. However, this is not the case historically. Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn were all different cities before being annexed at different times. The island of Manhattan was always New York, NY. The other boroughs kept their separate identities, even though it’s all one city. (They all also have borough presidents.)

    (And I’m still not sure why Queens has kept neighborhood identities like Flushing or Astoria.)[/quote]

    Brooklyn has neighborhoods as well, Williamsburg, red hook etc. The bronx does as well….. Really everywhere still does, particularly manhattan

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”99553″][quote comment=”99541″]Besides the “Top 10 Worst College Football Uniforms” on CNNSI.com (which I think should be retired today), there’s a cool photo gallery of Mexican Pro Wrestlers.

    Cool Uniforms…… (Except #6)

    Vince, #7 is for you……

    http://sportsillustr...

    I can appreciate the comedy of #6. It’s not every day that you see a pink mohawk. However, my personal favorite is #8.[/quote]

    Jason, some guy just wrote a blog about #6 and #8. haha

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Oops, here’s the wrestling blog:

    http://www.blowncove...

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”99658″][quote comment=”99646″][quote comment=”99642″][quote comment=”99640″]I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

    And he’s given up 6 or more runs in each of his last four starts.[/quote]

    I like Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Day which already took place on April 22[/quote]

    The Mr. Redlegs handlebar mustache giveaway on 6/29 looks kind of nice. It would go well with the Arroyo hat.[/quote]

    That looks like a Dirty Sanchez mustache……

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”99656″]Anybody know what the deal in these situations..first-round draft choice Phillippe Aumont holds up a Mariners jersey,was the 11th overall pick-do they use that one for stitching his name? are they on field jersey? or just a replica for the day, then he takes it home for a keep sake. just wondering.[/quote]

    It looks like an on the field jersey. I’m sure they let him keep it (along with the millions in signing bonus money he’ll also get).

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”99673″][quote comment=”99656″]Anybody know what the deal in these situations..first-round draft choice Phillippe Aumont holds up a Mariners jersey,was the 11th overall pick-do they use that one for stitching his name? are they on field jersey? or just a replica for the day, then he takes it home for a keep sake. just wondering.[/quote]

    It looks like an on the field jersey.

    I’m sure they let him keep it (along with the millions in signing bonus money he’ll also get).[/quote]
    not sure, there is no tag on the inside where there is normally one present, at least on replica’s.

  • Anthony Verna | June 8, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”99668″][quote comment=”99544″][quote comment=”99498″]I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?[/quote]

    No. Technically, all five boroughs make up the City of New York. However, this is not the case historically. Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn were all different cities before being annexed at different times. The island of Manhattan was always New York, NY. The other boroughs kept their separate identities, even though it’s all one city. (They all also have borough presidents.)

    (And I’m still not sure why Queens has kept neighborhood identities like Flushing or Astoria.)[/quote]

    Brooklyn has neighborhoods as well, Williamsburg, red hook etc. The bronx does as well….. Really everywhere still does, particularly manhattan[/quote]

    I know, but you’d never send a letter to Chelsea, NY or Williamsburg, NY. Those go to NY, NY and Brooklyn, NY. But you’d send your complaints about the color black to Flushing, NY.

  • Paul Lukas | June 8, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    Today’s ESPN column is up.

  • DenverGregg | June 8, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    Like the ESPN column, but for saying that the 1961 Broncos arguably looked worse than this.

  • Joey Guns | June 8, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    Paul, nice article. Glad you could use my Ben Johnson scoreboard pic. The first link under the “That’ll Cost You Extra” section isn’t working though…..

  • Mike Miller | June 8, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    The Long Beach Armada are taking a jab at the Angels by changing their name to the Long Beach Armada of Los Angeles of California of the United States of North America Including Barrow, Alaska

    No word on what the uniforms may look like.

  • John from Virginia Beach | June 8, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Couple things I’ve noticed today:

    The Mississippi State catcher has MLB logos all over his gear. Probably because he is wearing ALL-STAR, but it just irks me.

    Oklahoma State’s baseball diamond is 100% FieldTurf.

    The Chargers have the powder/collegiate blue back, but Paul’s FAQ on ESPN still states that they don’t. :)

  • Jake | June 8, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”99557″][quote comment=”99446″]do you know what the Red Sox plan on wearing on the Orioles’ September 6th turn back the clock day ? And HONESTLY, did they have to pay tribute to the Black Sox on a day when the Red Sox were in town ? That seems a little carelss.[/quote]

    I can’t tell if you’re joking. But even if they were paying tribute to the 1919 Black Sox (which they’re not, it’s the 1932 Baltimore Black Sox), it wouldn’t be careless since those were the White Sox, not the Red Sox.[/quote]

    1. The Boston Red Sox were the last major league team to be integrated.

    2. Oriole Park at Camden Yards gets flooded with Sox and Yankees fans when they’re in town. Many of these fans are bandwaggoners, rather than real fans, and the atmosphere can be somewhat hostile. Especially in the upper deck.

    It just didn’t seem like a good choice to me -there were 62 other home games to pick from.

  • Anthony | June 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    Fulham FC of the English Premier League unveiled their new away kit today:

    New Away Kit

    The guy in the middle is wearing the new home kit. The home is intended to echo the 1903 team, and the away is reminiscent of the 1974 team. Nike’s definitely an upgrade over their previous kit supplier, Airness.

  • Mark | June 8, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    What’s the story with the ref wearing red and white in that 1961 Broncos photo from the column? Sorry if this was discussed previously

  • junkland | June 8, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    This dude Roger Federer is playing… Davydenko.
    What’s the deal with the Cincinnati Bengals tennis outfit?
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Mike Miller | June 8, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”99697″]What’s the story with the ref wearing red and white in that 1961 Broncos photo from the column? Sorry if this was discussed previously[/quote]

    The AFL referees wore red and white stripes instead of black and white if I recall correctly.

  • Broker75 | June 8, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    Good column on ESPN. Interesting stuff on Jason Spezza. It’s amazing how something like that can happen and turn out to be worth 1000’s of dollars.
    The collectors’ crowd must’ve been drewlling when they saw this.

  • WVU Tom | June 8, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”99694″][quote comment=”99557″][quote comment=”99446″]do you know what the Red Sox plan on wearing on the Orioles’ September 6th turn back the clock day ? And HONESTLY, did they have to pay tribute to the Black Sox on a day when the Red Sox were in town ? That seems a little carelss.[/quote]

    I can’t tell if you’re joking. But even if they were paying tribute to the 1919 Black Sox (which they’re not, it’s the 1932 Baltimore Black Sox), it wouldn’t be careless since those were the White Sox, not the Red Sox.[/quote]

    1. The Boston Red Sox were the last major league team to be integrated.

    2. Oriole Park at Camden Yards gets flooded with Sox and Yankees fans when they’re in town. Many of these fans are bandwaggoners, rather than real fans, and the atmosphere can be somewhat hostile. Especially in the upper deck.

    It just didn’t seem like a good choice to me -there were 62 other home games to pick from.[/quote]

    Are the Red Sox also going to contributing? Usually when these “turn-back-the-clock throwback uniform” tributes are done both teams participate. Sorry, I know the topic of this game was mentioned a few times in the last few days, I just didn’t remember if I saw that detail or not.

  • Mike Miller | June 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    Southampton FC (English Coca-Cola Championship, level below the Premier League) unveiled one of their away kits today.

    Saints yellow kit

    Another away kit will be announced later.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 8, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”99673″][quote comment=”99656″]Anybody know what the deal in these situations..first-round draft choice Phillippe Aumont holds up a Mariners jersey,was the 11th overall pick-do they use that one for stitching his name? are they on field jersey? or just a replica for the day, then he takes it home for a keep sake. just wondering.[/quote]

    It looks like an on the field jersey.

    I’m sure they let him keep it (along with the millions in signing bonus money he’ll also get).[/quote]

    If you look closely, the Majestic tag on the left sleeve is the less-obtrusive “M” variation that only the game jerseys have. (The replicas have “Majestic” spelled out.)

    I imagine the backs of the jerseys are blank? Or do they have “1” for the first-rounders?

  • susan | June 8, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”99622″][quote comment=”99613″][quote comment=”99455″]Here’s a pic of the draft hats I mentioned yesterday

    They couldn’t get any flatter [/quote]

    I was deeply disturbed by this. It is one thing for gangsta NBA to wear those silly hats, and I even understand NFL guys donning them for fashion purposes. But… to put a newly drafted kid in that ridiculous hat in a sport that defined the baseball cap… absolutely ridiculous! Lord please do not let anyone try to wear those trendy hats on the field! Can you imagine the embarrasment of that kid? THAT image is his MLB debut?[/quote]

    Maybe he’s a fan of Anthony Reyes (and his 0-8 record).

    haha

    http://stlouis.cardi...

    No kidding… I was so impressed when i saw his socks that my “high” immediately dropped when I saw his hat brim!

    But really… that is one guy (or two, or three) not the league!

  • Kenny | June 8, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”99658″][quote comment=”99646″][quote comment=”99642″][quote comment=”99640″]I think it was Vince who did an entry on stupid hat giveaways at baseball games not too long ago. The Reds have one tonight that clearly falls on the stupid side of the good vs. stupid argument. Click the Bronson Arroyo hat link listed by June 8th.

    http://cincinnati.re...

    And he’s given up 6 or more runs in each of his last four starts.[/quote]

    I like Ryan Freel Dirty Shirt Day which already took place on April 22[/quote]

    The Mr. Redlegs handlebar mustache giveaway on 6/29 looks kind of nice. It would go well with the Arroyo hat.[/quote]

    Dat’s a spicy meat-a-ball!!!

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”99669″][quote comment=”99553″][quote comment=”99541″]Besides the “Top 10 Worst College Football Uniforms” on CNNSI.com (which I think should be retired today), there’s a cool photo gallery of Mexican Pro Wrestlers.

    Cool Uniforms…… (Except #6)

    Vince, #7 is for you……

    http://sportsillustr...

    I can appreciate the comedy of #6. It’s not every day that you see a pink mohawk. However, my personal favorite is #8.[/quote]

    Jason, some guy just wrote a blog about #6 and #8.

    haha[/quote]

    Two things with that blog. First, the author says the gorilla suit is green. Maybe I’m color blind, but it looks more like blue to me.

    Second, and most incredibly surprising, in the comments someone says that Maximo (pink mohawk guy)is married to the female wrestler in that same group of pictures (#7). I guess that just goes to show you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    i guess you could say this athlete is making waves due to, ahem, a non uni decision…
    amanda beard

    i can say ive never had a subscription, nor have i ever bought a single issue of playboy magazine.
    but there have been certain issues i have made concerted efforts to get a peek at (elle macpherson for one) and i think this may be one of them…

  • Frackoon | June 8, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    Hey UniWatch

    Not sure if anyone threw this your way, but this is ALL TOO FITTING for your site:

    TOP 14 CELEBRITY SPORTS LOGO LOOK-ALIKES

    http://www.rivalfish...

  • Patrick Jonas | June 8, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    I don’t know if I’m the first to mention this or not, since it’s been a couple days. But the Ducks, in winning the Stanley Cup, join an increasingly lengthening list of teams that won their league championship the first year of wearing new uniforms. Off the top of my head, I can remember the Patriots, Broncos, and the Avs. The Cincinnati Bengals also went to their first Super Bowl the year they switched to their “tiger stripes” look. Is there enough material out there for a daily thread or even a column on this one? Just wondering.

  • Mike Engle | June 8, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”99741″]I don’t know if I’m the first to mention this or not, since it’s been a couple days. But the Ducks, in winning the Stanley Cup, join an increasingly lengthening list of teams that won their league championship the first year of wearing new uniforms. Off the top of my head, I can remember the Patriots, Broncos, and the Avs. The Cincinnati Bengals also went to their first Super Bowl the year they switched to their “tiger stripes” look. Is there enough material out there for a daily thread or even a column on this one? Just wondering.[/quote]
    This was a conversation yesterday. Search the comments. We also discussed new uniform curses, for example, the Pittsburgh Penguins never won a Stanley Cup after the ditched the skating penguin. (It has since been re-introduced, but with pale yellow accents and triangles on the sides, instead of horizontal stripes.)

  • Eric | June 8, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”99712″]Southampton FC (English Coca-Cola Championship, level below the Premier League) unveiled one of their away kits today.

    Saints yellow kit

    Anybody catch the irony behind the fact that the name of the designer of those Yellow atrocities is “Paul Lemon”

  • todd krevanchi | June 8, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”99738″]Hey UniWatch

    Not sure if anyone threw this your way, but this is ALL TOO FITTING for your site:

    TOP 14 CELEBRITY SPORTS LOGO LOOK-ALIKES

    http://www.rivalfish...

    saw that earlier, and i cant help but harken back to my younger years, when i though that braves logo looked an awful lot like the cartoon version of curly neal when the globetrotters were on scooby doo.

  • Jason | June 8, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”99741″]I don’t know if I’m the first to mention this or not, since it’s been a couple days. But the Ducks, in winning the Stanley Cup, join an increasingly lengthening list of teams that won their league championship the first year of wearing new uniforms. Off the top of my head, I can remember the Patriots, Broncos, and the Avs. The Cincinnati Bengals also went to their first Super Bowl the year they switched to their “tiger stripes” look. Is there enough material out there for a daily thread or even a column on this one? Just wondering.[/quote]

    From the comment section yesterday:

    http://changeofunifo...

    This is a link to “Dave B’s” website where this is the main topic.

  • cathy | June 8, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    Uni but not sports related and since I live on the Space Coast; These guys uniforms all look tip top and ‘uniform’.
    Paul’s gotta like the color scheme. This link will take you to a site with all Shuttle mission patches from 1891 to present. Pretty cool graphics on some…and not so good on others.

  • david goodfriend | June 8, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    far as o’malley and the beloved bums…yes he deserves most of the blame but Robert Moses deserves alot of it too.

    Loved your column 2day Paul..I am in a bind…I like wearing the bp hats especially on a day like this in the neast…Been wearing last years mets one and it is about used up….I refuse to by one of the new ones and am hoping against hope they change them next year.

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | June 8, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    **** Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?

    *** No. Technically, all five boroughs make up the City of New York. However, this is not the case historically. Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn were all different cities before being annexed at different times. The island of Manhattan was always New York, NY. The other boroughs kept their separate identities, even though it’s all one city. (They all also have borough presidents.)

    (And I’m still not sure why Queens has kept neighborhood identities like Flushing or Astoria.)

    ** Brooklyn has neighborhoods as well, Williamsburg, red hook etc. The bronx does as well….. Really everywhere still does, particularly manhattan

    * I know, but you’d never send a letter to Chelsea, NY or Williamsburg, NY. Those go to NY, NY and Brooklyn, NY. But you’d send your complaints about the color black to Flushing, NY.

    This state of affairs is a source of quite a bit of chagrin for a proud New Yorker from Queens! The Post Office still has not come around to recognising the consolodation of New York City in 1898, and treats most addresses as though that great event never occurred.

    Of course the entire City cannot be “New York, NY”, because there would be many duplicate addresses. But, the Post Office came up with no solution whatsoever — unlike Canada Post, which successfully changed the postal designations for those smaller cities which consolodated with Toronto a few years ago.

    It is absurd that there is no way to tell from looking at a postal address like “Woodhaven, NY” that this location is actually in New York City, and not, let’s say, on the Canadian border. You just have to know this independently!

    For some unfathomable reason, the Post Office never implemented the simple and obvious solution of inserting the letters “NYC” after the borough (or community) name (e.g., Brooklyn, NYC, NY; Queens, NYC, NY; Flushing, NYC, NY; etc.).

    The failing on the part of the Post Office has some real consequences in the public consciousness, as it contributes to a (thankfully dying) trend of people in Queens and Brooklyn referring to Manhattan as “the City”, as in “I’m going to the City”.

    This kind of talk is offensive because it implies that Queens is a suburb, and that I, therefore, am a suburbanite. As you might guess, it is a struggle not to slap the idiots who go around saying this. However, I usually manage to restrain myself; and then I remind these ignorant people that we are ALREADY in the City, dammit.

  • alex | June 8, 2007 at 5:05 pm |

    — The Amanda Beard pictures are now floating around the web. More artsy than erotic, IMO. I’ll still put the Katarina Witt issue as the best Playboy pictorial by a female athlete.

    — A Uniwatch column on the costumes and masks of Lucha Libre wrestlers would be very interesting.

    — More on Lucha: There’s a whole “subsection” of luchadors who wrestle as “exoticos,” who are, for lack of a better term, female impersonators. ANd there are babyface exoticos and heel exoticos. Maximo really isn’t one of those. He’s just a very outlandish/fay gimmick.

  • subway | June 8, 2007 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”99528″]I e-mailed this to Paul and he suggested I post it as a comment to see if anyone knows. A good friend of mine is a huge New York Rangers fan. Last night he and I were talking about uniform quirks and I mentioned to him that I didn’t think Sergei Zubov’s (#21) white jersey has any numbers on the sleeves for at least some of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals or Stanley Cup Finals games played in New York. We’re looking online for pics, I found a couple with numbers on his sleeves… but I swear watching either the Devils or Canucks series in 1994 and seeing his white jersey didn’t have sleeve numbers. Can anyone confirm? Thanks so much.

    Rich DeMarco
    Leonia, NJ
    richdemarco@yahoo.com[/quote]
    Can’t find any pics but I am sure that Game 1 of the Vancouver series his sleeves were numberless.

  • Ian K | June 8, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    The cover of the sports section for the Dallas Morning News has a picture of Blake Beavan, the Rangers’ first round pick in yesterday’s draft. His bill appears to be somewhat rounded (unlike that Cubs pick). But could the Rangers have brought a better fitting hat? Beavan wears it so it covers the tops of his ears. Not sure if he normally wears it like this. I’ve never seen that look on a ballplayer but I have seen it on random dudes, usually trying to mimic Rob Dyrdek, the skateboarder of Rob & Big fame.

  • susan | June 8, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”99753″]Uni but not sports related and since I live on the Space Coast; These guys uniforms all look tip top and ‘uniform’.
    Paul’s gotta like the color scheme. This link will take you to a site with all Shuttle mission patches from 1891 to present. Pretty cool graphics on some…and not so good on others.[/quote]

    I work at NASA in Houston and I have to say that I do not believe I have EVER seen the crew slide there sleeves up and show an undershirt. Quite possibly newer suits designed for “performance and safety”!

    Oh… don’t even get me started on the patches… Paul will kick me off this forum! The second one linked is quite awesome actually – it is the reflection in a space helmet. There is quite a story behind EACH patch too! One even has the exact setting of the stars at the time of launch.

  • Randy Miller | June 8, 2007 at 6:52 pm |

    Hey! The new Uni Watch T-shirt is here! The new Uni Watch T-shirt is here! (If I were Nevin Johnson, I’d look myself up…)

    It looks fantastic.

  • SS | June 8, 2007 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”99498″]I had to look up “reliquary” in the dictionary. It looks like a very cool place.

    Why is it that if a letter is to be sent to Brooklyn, it is addressed to Brooklyn, New York, while a letter to be sent to Manhattan is addressed to New York, New York? Shouldn’t it be Manhattan, New York?[/quote]

    That’s because Manhattan is the name of the island, but the borough itself is really “New York”. It’s also considered New York County (as opposed to, say, Queens County). It stems from the fact that New York City was originally at the tip of Manhattan, then grew northward and eventually annexed other towns, or boroughs. My guess is that a letter addressed to Manhattan, NY would get there just the same.

  • Ray | June 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    Just saw this picture of some great striped socks on Deadspin.com and I had to tell somebody. You guys were the first ones that I thought of…
    Enjoy…

    http://tourforthecur...

  • BobA | June 8, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    I really got a kick out of reading the Uniwatch Membership list. I especially like reading why people chose the numbers they do. I expected that there would be several folks who would have chosen #32 by now but thats not the case. I figured in this crowd would be some love for this guy or this guy!

  • Jeff Johnson | June 8, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    I got my red ringer T yesterday. Looks awesome. The text is quite appropriate too. My wife just didn’t “get it.” “What is uni watch? Is that Uni referring to Unitas?” I guess it’s good that she knew who Johnny U was.

  • Mike Engle | June 8, 2007 at 7:44 pm |

    Anybody here read Curtis Granderson’s ESPN blog? Every other Friday, he does a mailbag, and this one is unusually Uni Watch appropriate. He discusses his number, his high pants, and Magglio Ordoñez’s special piece of equipment, among other things. Here’s the link: 8 June

  • Jill | June 8, 2007 at 9:19 pm |

    Susan, am I the only one that finds it odd that you work for NASA and yet you are looking at uniwatch on such an important day? That is some uni-dedication. I was just at Johnson Space Center a couple days ago. Lots of interesting uniforms there!

  • Timmer | June 8, 2007 at 11:48 pm |

    I can’t get over how strange Jorge Sosa’s glove is, not only the color but it’s the only one i’ve ever seen without a hole on the back of the hand for your finger(s).

  • Minna H. | June 9, 2007 at 12:18 am |

    Great entry today, Paul. I love the old-timey stuff.

    Mike Engle, thanks for posting the link to Granderson’s blog. I forget to read it, and I find I enjoy it when I do.

    My blue-on-gray t-shirt arrived today, and it is sweeeet, even if it isn’t black. I will wear it with pride!

    I like the flat brim hat, a la Anthony Reyes, but the draft day hat is too flat.

  • Andy | June 9, 2007 at 12:44 am |

    I was so happy today to see Granderson answer my question about the high socks. I submitted it a couple weeks back with Paul in mind lol. I figured he would be interested.

  • Brick | June 9, 2007 at 8:30 am |

    The Washington Nationals have racing Presidents like the sausages in Milwaukee and the pierogies in Pittsburgh. Sometimes they wear a Nationals jersey with the number president they were: George Washington is #1, Thomas Jefferson is #3, Abraham Lincoln in #16 and Theodore Roosevelt is #26. In this blog entry it was noted that they also have a patch similar to the Nats’ DC patch surrounded by stars. However, instead of “DC” in the center, it’s the Gecko.

  • Justin | June 9, 2007 at 8:42 am |

    Conversation between Red Sox Color Commentator Jerry Remy and Play by Play announcer Don Orsillo: (Paraphrased)

    Remy: The Diamondbacks have had a make-over with their uniforms. Now wearing red lettering with black numbers on the back. Of course they used to the purple striped uniforms that they won the championships with.

    Orsillo: I liked the old uniforms

    Remy: (Perhaps the best analyst in the business) Speechless

  • DJ | June 9, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    This was a conversation yesterday. Search the comments. We also discussed new uniform curses, for example, the Pittsburgh Penguins never won a Stanley Cup after the ditched the skating penguin. (It has since been re-introduced, but with pale yellow accents and triangles on the sides, instead of horizontal stripes.)

    It’s a metallic gold (proably a dazzle nylon) on the jersey, with “pale yellow” on the socks (for some reason, the Penguins didn’t try to use a mustard or Vegas gold color).

  • 9/9 | June 9, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”99818″]Hey! The new Uni Watch T-shirt is here! The new Uni Watch T-shirt is here! (If I were Nevin Johnson, I’d look myself up…)

    It looks fantastic.[/quote]

    Mine too. :)