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Sunday Open Thread

Either Marcus Giles thought that taking off his pants would help Bud Black win his argument, or he’s taking after his brother.

Seriously, I love all the uniform readjustment that has to happen after a good brawl. Shirts need to be tucked in, pants need to be fixed, and I think I saw one of the Cubs yesterday have to completely reloop his belt. — Vince

 

57 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Bud Clark | June 17, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Isn’t that Marcus Giles not his older brother?

  • James P. | June 17, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    Zambrano started removing his belt as he came running on the field…

    i guess he was going to take someone to the wood shed…

  • Brady | June 17, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”103647″]Isn’t that Marcus Giles not his older brother?[/quote]
    Ya, I’m pretty sure that’s Marcus.

    Last night, Gerald Laird of the Texas Rangers was wearing a gray catchers mask against the Reds, compaired to the blue one he normally wears. He doesn’t go hockey style, so it was just the actual mask part that was gray, still a blue helmet. No pics of it yet.

  • Jaye | June 17, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”103647″]Isn’t that Marcus Giles not his older brother?[/quote]
    Yes, that’s Marcus, formerly of the Braves.

  • Jim | June 17, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    By Paul Sullivan
    Tribune staff reporter
    Published June 16, 2007, 10:27 PM CDT

    Carlos Zambrano was in the clubhouse changing jerseys in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday when he heard a fight had broken out between Derrek Lee and Padres starter Chris Young.

    For more …

    http://www.chicagotr...

  • Matthew | June 17, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    I thought Big-Z was trying to use his belt as a weapon…

  • Vince Grzegorek | June 17, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Sorry about the initial misidentification of the Giles brother.

    The belt thing cracked me up because I really thought he was going to try and use it as a weapon. I got some scary flashbacks of my youth.

  • Dan | June 17, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    This is from yesterdays comments about Roger Clemens and being self-obsessed. While not totally uni-related, check out this video about Roger Clemens in the year 2057. It’s quite amusing, at least for Red Sox fans. It’s outright sad for Yankees fans.

  • Jeremy | June 17, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”103671″]This is from yesterdays comments about Roger Clemens and being self-obsessed. While not totally uni-related, check out this video about Roger Clemens in the year 2057. It’s quite amusing, at least for Red Sox fans. It’s outright sad for Yankees fans.[/quote]
    Would have been a lot funnier if they actually wrote some jokes instead of having the old guy just yell “rocket” over and over.

  • Brian | June 17, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    The fact that Brian Giles walks around the clubhouse naked isn’t the most disturbing part of that article Vince links to. How about the revelation that Greg Maddux pees on rookies?

  • Bud Clark | June 17, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    I think Maddux needs to remember what happened to R. Kelly for urinating on rookies.

  • alex | June 17, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Maddux and Alou must have been great teammates.

  • Ryan B | June 17, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”103671″]This is from yesterdays comments about Roger Clemens and being self-obsessed. While not totally uni-related, check out this video about Roger Clemens in the year 2057. It’s quite amusing, at least for Red Sox fans. It’s outright sad for Yankees fans.[/quote]
    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!

  • Terri | June 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    OK, this isn’t really uni related but still,this is the last place I’d want someone to make a mistake-

  • Terri | June 17, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    http://www.nhl.com/n...

    sorry, guess the link didnt take the first time

  • Wes Covington | June 17, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    University of California Division I schools caps:

    UC Irvine: Interlocked UCI
    UC Riverside: Interlocked UC
    UCLA: Yellow B similar to the Red Sox “B”
    Cal: Yellow “C”
    UCSB: Yellow “SB”
    UC Davis: U C D locked in a left to right cascade.

    All the teams have a navy cap except UCLA, which is a lighter shade of blue that I can’t define.

  • Jeff B | June 17, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    Felix Pie of the Cubs wearing big smeared eye blue today. For Father’s Day probably.

  • ngruz25 | June 17, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    I’m watching the Red Sox-Giants game, and they showed Manny Delcarmen sitting in the dugout. It looked like he had a temporary tattoo of a blue ribbon on his neck. Screen capture, anyone?

  • David | June 17, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    Watching the Pads-Cubs game and Felix Pie has blue eye black on.

  • Rachel | June 17, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    Watching Cubs/PADs – some of the players seem to have “Dad” stitched into those light blue armbands – I’ve seen Mike Cameron, Jose Cruz Jr, and Carols Zambrano so far, while others seem to have blank ones on Derrek Lee, Jacques Jones.

  • BA | June 17, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    The US Open had a short piece today about Forrest Felzer changing into shorts in a portable toilet after the 17th hole of the 1974 US Open. Apparently the USGA changed their rules after that requiring players to wear pants…interesting.

    How bad are Aaron Baddeley’s pants today? He looks like he is wearing a tablecloth!! Golf gear is awesome.

  • Matt B | June 17, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    >How bad are Aaron Baddeley’s pants today? He looks like he is wearing a tablecloth!!

    I disagree. The Euros / Aussies / SAfricans gear are top-notch. I probably wouldn’t want to watch everyone wear it every week, but I do wish more guys on the tour would not be so plain.

    Also, at the top of the coverage this afternoon, Johnny and the other guy in the booth took a look back at Miller’s 63 in ’73 and then both stood up to reveal some superbad B/W checked pants. Or were they houndstooth?

    “Pants of the US Open” really should be a blog entry next week!

  • BA | June 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”103779″]>How bad are Aaron Baddeley’s pants today? He looks like he is wearing a tablecloth!!

    I disagree. The Euros / Aussies / SAfricans gear are top-notch. I probably wouldn’t want to watch everyone wear it every week, but I do wish more guys on the tour would not be so plain.

    Also, at the top of the coverage this afternoon, Johnny and the other guy in the booth took a look back at Miller’s 63 in ’73 and then both stood up to reveal some superbad B/W checked pants. Or were they houndstooth?

    “Pants of the US Open” really should be a blog entry next week![/quote]

    Dont get me wrong…I love the pants. They are so bad that they’re good.

  • Kings33 | June 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    Went to AAA Charlotte vs SWB Yankees last night. Something we found a little unsettling was the site of Yankees uniforms, with numbers like 3 and 4 on them!

    I know it’s minor leagues, but a Yankees jersey with a 3 on it now looks plain wrong. I would think it wouldn’t bother me at all if it were still the SWB Red Barons… but a Yankee jersey just seems unnatural.

    Thoughts?

  • Mike Engle | June 17, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Do the Padres ever wear their road sand jerseys? We gripe about the Mets overdoing the alternate jerseys, but what about San Diego?

  • Evan | June 17, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    There is a good article on the New York Rangers website about preparing their unis

  • Evan | June 17, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”103796″]Went to AAA Charlotte vs SWB Yankees last night. Something we found a little unsettling was the site of Yankees uniforms, with numbers like 3 and 4 on them!

    I know it’s minor leagues, but a Yankees jersey with a 3 on it now looks plain wrong. I would think it wouldn’t bother me at all if it were still the SWB Red Barons… but a Yankee jersey just seems unnatural.

    Thoughts?[/quote]
    Interesting, but yeah I could see that looking vey awkward. I was playing MLB 2K7 last night and I realized they put a random number on the 1st and 3rd base coaches jersey and one of them had a 3 on and it looked weird

  • B Wach$63 | June 17, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”103800″]Do the Padres ever wear their road sand jerseys? We gripe about the Mets overdoing the alternate jerseys, but what about San Diego?[/quote]

    When they don’t wear their sand unis it makes me very happy. Also, what is that sleeve patch?

  • John | June 17, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”103732″]University of California Division I schools caps:

    UC Irvine: Interlocked UCI
    UC Riverside: Interlocked UC
    UCLA: Yellow B similar to the Red Sox “B”
    Cal: Yellow “C”
    UCSB: Yellow “SB”
    UC Davis: U C D locked in a left to right cascade.

    All the teams have a navy cap except UCLA, which is a lighter shade of blue that I can’t define.[/quote]

    I believe its baby blue for UCLA, but they like to refer to it as “Bruin Blue”. Do you happen to know what is on the back of them. i know Cal’s is the Script CAL with “Baseball” Under it.

  • Mike Engle | June 17, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”103812″][quote comment=”103800″]Do the Padres ever wear their road sand jerseys? We gripe about the Mets overdoing the alternate jerseys, but what about San Diego?[/quote]

    When they don’t wear their sand unis it makes me very happy. Also, what is that sleeve patch?[/quote]
    The sleeve patch is the “Swinging Friar,” a staple logo in the past, but now currently only on the alternate, if I’m not mistaken.
    The Padres should wear their sand uniforms to be unique. Nobody else has non-gray away uniforms. Not that I am enamored with them, but I believe that baseball jerseys should match the pants. In the end, you cannot spell San Diego without sand.

  • Lake | June 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”103816″][quote comment=”103732″]University of California Division I schools caps:

    UC Irvine: Interlocked UCI
    UC Riverside: Interlocked UC
    UCLA: Yellow B similar to the Red Sox “B”
    Cal: Yellow “C”
    UCSB: Yellow “SB”
    UC Davis: U C D locked in a left to right cascade.

    All the teams have a navy cap except UCLA, which is a lighter shade of blue that I can’t define.[/quote]

    I believe its baby blue for UCLA, but they like to refer to it as “Bruin Blue”. Do you happen to know what is on the back of them. i know Cal’s is the Script CAL with “Baseball” Under it.[/quote]
    We also call it “true blue”. Best color scheme in sports, IMO.

  • Paul | June 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    Oregon State Road jerseys are ruined by the white OSU on them. Love the grey pinstripe, but the letters and numbers ruin them.

  • Nolan | June 17, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”103650″][quote comment=”103647″][/quote]
    Last night, Gerald Laird of the Texas Rangers was wearing a gray catchers mask against the Reds, compaired to the blue one he normally wears. He doesn’t go hockey style, so it was just the actual mask part that was gray, still a blue helmet. No pics of it yet.[/quote]

    Here’s what Paul said about it last year in a ticker item:

    Yesterday’s comments section included a note about Rangers catcher Gerald Laird wearing a white mask on Saturday. You can see a screen-grab here, . This is the latest example of Mizuno, which is Laird’s equipment outfitter, providing a catcher with two different masks — a colored one for home (where Laird looks like this) and a gray-ish one for the road. Another catcher who does this: Victor Martinez (home, road).

    I didn’t copy all the links but check it out in the ticker of this post.

  • TD | June 17, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    CBS Sportsline needs new images for its MLB Store links.. unless their spotlighting 2+ year old replicas..

  • TD | June 17, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    Watching the Rockies game. The powder blue ribbon on the purple is.. well, just be glad its me and not you.

    Why the ribbon? I get the blue part, but the pink ribbons are (supposedly) specifically for breast cancer awareness. Is this prostate awareness? Manboob awareness? What am I missing here?..

  • Ryan B | June 17, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    Prostate awareness, IIRC.

  • TD | June 17, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    Seemingly prostate, yes. Still seems like a reverse-Title IX trick rather than an original idea, but can’t knock the cause.

  • Ben | June 17, 2007 at 7:58 pm |

    2 notes- first, maybe I’m crazy but having watched 3 games today the armband looked like it was just plain blue but on the Milwaukee-Minnesota highlights their armbands had dad stitched on them. Did all the teams have the stitching and I just didn’t notice until then?

    second, watching Men In Black and the scene at Shea when the spaceship was in the air shows a quick glimpse of the Jackie Robinson patch.

  • Josh from Midland | June 17, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    Some news at the Tigers-Phillies game.

    When Carlos Guillen (#9) pinch-hit in the 7th inning, he was wearing a #8 batting helmet.

    Fernando Rodney pitched with his cap tag sticking out.

    More baseball news: On the recent Sports Illustrated cover, several Mets are wearing last year’s hats and some are wearing the 5950s.

    Josh from Midland

  • Johnny O | June 17, 2007 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”103773″]The US Open had a short piece today about Forrest Felzer changing into shorts in a portable toilet after the 17th hole of the 1974 US Open. Apparently the USGA changed their rules after that requiring players to wear pants…interesting.

    How bad are Aaron Baddeley’s pants today? He looks like he is wearing a tablecloth!! Golf gear is awesome.[/quote]
    Ian Poulter still takes the cake when it comes to golf clothes. Jesper Parnivik comes to a close second. I agree that outfits at the U.S. Open should defiantly be a subject this week for Uni Watch.

  • Garfield | June 17, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    rory sabatinni went with the neon pants today

  • Mark in Shiga | June 17, 2007 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”103796″]Went to AAA Charlotte vs SWB Yankees last night. Something we found a little unsettling was the site of Yankees uniforms, with numbers like 3 and 4 on them!

    I know it’s minor leagues, but a Yankees jersey with a 3 on it now looks plain wrong. I would think it wouldn’t bother me at all if it were still the SWB Red Barons… but a Yankee jersey just seems unnatural.

    Thoughts?[/quote]

    Well, they don’t have the “NY” logo or ‘NEW YORK” on them, right? They only look like Yankees jerseys from behind, and there are plenty of teams with pinstripes and that block font in the world. I’d hate to see thema force their minor league affiliates to ban certain numbers just because the big club has.

  • Dave from Jersey | June 17, 2007 at 10:19 pm |

    im trying to create a cool logo to put on a shirt at cafepress. does anyone know what computer programs i need to accomplish this? thanks

  • Kelly O'Connor | June 17, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”103756″]I’m watching the Red Sox-Giants game, and they showed Manny Delcarmen sitting in the dugout. It looked like he had a temporary tattoo of a blue ribbon on his neck. Screen capture, anyone?[/quote]

    Several players wore these. Manny did indeed have one on his neck; J.D. Drew had them on both forearms.

  • Mike Miller | June 17, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    Bubba Watson was rocking a pretty fresh neon green and pink visor on Sunday at the Open.

    Get a free bowl of soup with that visor?

  • Scott | June 17, 2007 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”103921″]Bubba Watson was rocking a pretty fresh neon green and pink visor on Sunday at the Open.

    Get a free bowl of soup with that visor?[/quote]

    Best line from that movie…

  • Scott | June 17, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”103916″][quote comment=”103796″]Went to AAA Charlotte vs SWB Yankees last night. Something we found a little unsettling was the site of Yankees uniforms, with numbers like 3 and 4 on them!

    I know it’s minor leagues, but a Yankees jersey with a 3 on it now looks plain wrong. I would think it wouldn’t bother me at all if it were still the SWB Red Barons… but a Yankee jersey just seems unnatural.

    Thoughts?[/quote]

    Well, they don’t have the “NY” logo or ‘NEW YORK” on them, right? They only look like Yankees jerseys from behind, and there are plenty of teams with pinstripes and that block font in the world. I’d hate to see thema force their minor league affiliates to ban certain numbers just because the big club has.[/quote]

    I also got the feeling there that it wasn’t quite a Yankee game there. Don’t get me wrong, I think that it is a really nice stadium there, but of all the times that I have been to the Bronx, Lackawana County PA doesn’t cut it

  • bob brashear | June 17, 2007 at 10:55 pm |

    Why has thsi blog once again gone to such small print so as to eb virtually unreadable? please fix!!!!!

  • Jon | June 17, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”103926″]Why has thsi blog once again gone to such small print so as to eb virtually unreadable? please fix!!!!![/quote]

    You can always change the text size in your browser.

  • husul | June 18, 2007 at 1:04 am |

    it doesnt matter how many times i see this, there is always a new angle that makes it look more clumsy and rediculous

  • husul | June 18, 2007 at 1:05 am |

    [quote comment=”103951″]it doesnt matter how many times i see this, there is always a new angle that makes it look more clumsy and rediculous

    http://farm1.static....

  • Joey Guns | June 18, 2007 at 1:09 am |

    The home plate umpire in the Mets-Yanks game tonight also had one of those temporary tattoos on.

  • husul | June 18, 2007 at 1:29 am |

    [quote comment=”103673″][quote comment=”103671″]This is from yesterdays comments about Roger Clemens and being self-obsessed. While not totally uni-related, check out this video about Roger Clemens in the year 2057. It’s quite amusing, at least for Red Sox fans. It’s outright sad for Yankees fans.[/quote]
    Would have been a lot funnier if they actually wrote some jokes instead of having the old guy just yell “rocket” over and over.[/quote]

    no…that’s why its so funny

  • Geoff | June 18, 2007 at 1:34 am |

    [quote comment=”103921″]Bubba Watson was rocking a pretty fresh neon green and pink visor on Sunday at the Open.

    Get a free bowl of soup with that visor?[/quote]

    I also noticed that the shaft of his driver was colored to match the hot pink of the lettering on his visor. Can’t say I’ve ever seen such gratuitous use of hot pink on a golf course.

  • David L | June 18, 2007 at 3:17 am |

    [quote comment=”103820″][quote comment=”103812″][quote comment=”103800″]Do the Padres ever wear their road sand jerseys? We gripe about the Mets overdoing the alternate jerseys, but what about San Diego?[/quote]

    When they don’t wear their sand unis it makes me very happy. Also, what is that sleeve patch?[/quote]
    The sleeve patch is the “Swinging Friar,” a staple logo in the past, but now currently only on the alternate, if I’m not mistaken.
    The Padres should wear their sand uniforms to be unique. Nobody else has non-gray away uniforms. Not that I am enamored with them, but I believe that baseball jerseys should match the pants. In the end, you cannot spell San Diego without sand.[/quote]

    They favor the alternate blue over the sand because it is one of those relatively new fangled “Cool Base” unis. Over the first 2 weeks of the season, they wore the navy alternate nearly twice as much as the white and sand respectively.
    Now, however, they seem to wear the white at home because Majestic has made them a white CoolBase uniform.
    My guess is that a sand cool base uniform would be a little more difficult to make, especially trying to match the mesh arm pit gussets.

    Has anyone actually worn one of these? Or can attest to their magical moisture wicking ability that makes them so popular with the players?

  • Dean | June 18, 2007 at 3:21 am |

    Bubba’s driver always has a pink shaft, it just wasn’t for today. It must work for him he leads the tour in driving distance. Pretty good for a good ole boy from Bagdad, Florida.

  • Joey Guns | June 18, 2007 at 8:25 am |

    [quote comment=”103968″]Bubba’s driver always has a pink shaft, it just wasn’t for today. It must work for him he leads the tour in driving distance. Pretty good for a good ole boy from Bagdad, Florida.[/quote]

    You are correct, sir. Somebody needs to fix him up with Paula Creamer of the LPGA, another big fan of the pink. (No pun intended)