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It’s Academic

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The College World Series is currently taking place in Omaha, which happens to be the home base of reader Bryan Redemske. Bryan’s a longtime Ticker contributor (he works at a newspaper, so he often sees wire-service photos before I do, and he once forwarded me the amazing shot of a Nebraska pitcher with a vulgarity on his underbrim, which almost ran in his paper until they Photoshopped it at the last minute), but I’ve never seen him as jazzed up as he is for the CWS. As he put it in an e-mail to me the other day, “Fire up the F-150, round up the kids, park on some guy’s lawn for $15, and bring the SPF 50. It’s time for some ping.”

Bryan’s prepared a pretty detailed assessment of the CWS teams. So without further ado, I hereby turn over the floor to him (with the caveat that he wrote this on Sunday, before any teams had been eliminated):

Some general observations: Most of the teams wear stirrups, which is cool. Most of them even have them on right. A lot of guys wear flat bills. Memo to flat-billed guys: You look like idiots. Signed, Everybody.

As for the specific team uniforms, we have to start with Cal State Fullerton, which is easily the class of this year’s CWS uniforms. They’ve had the same design for a while now, and for good reason. While some don’t like orange and blue, I think it works. Orange is used only as an accent color, which makes it much more tolerable. The grays are pretty solid, too. I’m generally not a huge fan of gray pinstripes in any application, and the Fullerton wordmark is on the small side, but there are bigger fish to fry in Omaha. The blue alternates are great, too.

The high of Fullerton, unfortunately, leads to the disappointing low of Oregon State. The Beavers have a serious identity crisis: Half their gear is made by Wilson, the other half by Nike, so nothing matches. The Nike pinstriped grays are just short of criminal. Huge rear number, too. And then the “OS” hat … it didn’t match either. And the OSU hat, their regular lid, also doesn’t match anything. The only thing that saves the team from disaster is its standard white uniform.

Arizona State has a pretty good thing going right now. Their primary home and away uniforms are simple and classy. Basically, just change the cream to gray, and you have the roadies. There’s a yellow jersey, though, so they’re not entirely without fault [and let’s not forget the maroon version — PL].

On some level, I’m sure it’s really cool to have “Eaters” on your jersey, as the UC Irvine Anteaters do. Unfortunately, I think it’s the same level as those white South Carolina hats that just say “Cocks.” Every high school baseball player within two hours of Omaha is pining for a UC Irvine shirt that says “Go Eaters” or “Eaters All the Way!” or maybe “Eaters for Life.” Anyway, the Anteaters’ colors are pretty great — blue and white mainly, with a little bit of gold in there — but their uniforms are a total mess. The home whites are clearly based on the MLB batting practice template of a few years ago, complete with contrasting shoulder gussets and piping; the roadies are a gray version of the homes, but with more yellow. The caps are the only thing good about the entire wardrobe.

Mississippi State coach Ron Polk is old-school. You’d think he’d prefer the classic look, like how Stanford has had the same uniforms for about 400 years. Well, you’d be thinking wrong. Of the Bulldogs’ three uniforms, the only constant is the hat — the classic interlocking MS in white on a maroonish background. It should be easy to build a uni around that, but apparently it’s not. The home whites have “State” across the chest, in a strange, oddly spaced font. The number font, however, is totally different. And crappy. And there’s weird piping and contrast-colored inserts on the sleeves and armpits. The alternate maroon jersey has the same contrasting pattern (in gray, this time), but a completely different “State” and number font. Finally, the all-gray uniform harkens to days past — nice, but what’s up with the thick-ass piping?

North Carolina is one of Nike’s black-jerseyed “elite” teams, and that design turned out to be even uglier than expected. When that jersey stays hidden, however, the Tar Heels are pretty easy on the eyes. Their look is, if nothing else, pretty consistent, with a nice vertically arching “Carolina” on three of their jerseys (sleeveless white, sleeveless gray, sleeved blue), and the sleeved whites and grays have “Tar Heels” in cursive. The latter two have some seriously thick piping, and don’t look near as good as the first three.

I like Rice‘s simple, classy uniforms. The whites have “Rice” in an Old English font on the chest; the grays have “Rice” in an Old English font on the chest. Are you noticing the consistency here? The only way Rice can go wrong is by wearing the blue jersey, which has some seriously bad shoulder stripes that take away from a simple design.

Louisville has been the source of some nasty-looking uniforms over the years, but I was only moderately offended when I saw the Cardinals’ baseball togs. The black jersey and cap are very simple, but the white vests are really simple. But what the hell is that extra triangle of black doing in the armpit? And white shoes? Please. They work in very few places. At least it’s after Memorial Day. [Brian submitted this piece before the Cardinals’ red jersey made its appearance, but I think we can safely say that he would not approve of the shoulder stripes. — PL]

Talk about a Herculean effort! Serious thanks to Bryan for what is probably the most in-depth analysis of college baseball uniforms anyone’s ever written, and bonus thanks to Jesse Gavin, who attended a few CWS games and provided several of the pictures I linked to.

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Plumber’s Job Available in DC: Leaks of sensitive information are a way of life in Washington. The Capitals discovered that yesterday, when several views of their new jersey (no, not this bogus one) began circulating on the web. By now many of you may have seen them, but I’ve decided not to show them here, because (a) the colors are off, (b) the uni numbers, pants, and socks aren’t visible, so it’s hard to get the full effect, and (c) the team was nice enough to invite me to the official uni unveiling on Friday, and even let me designate a surrogate to attend in my place when I said I couldn’t make it myself, so it’d be bad manners to spread the leak further. I’ll have plenty to say when the full uni is unveiled.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Yet another glitch for the Giants, who called up Luis Figueroa on Monday and then sent him up to bat with no name on his back. Interesting article here (forwarded by Mark Snider) about the minor league Boise Hawks’ new uniforms, including the following tidbit: “Boise has new uniforms, logos and color scheme this season, moving away from the blue, white and red it used to wear. However, as a Chicago Cubs farm team, the team must wear blue cleats — it’s an organizational dictate — all Cubs’ minor league teams must wear blue shoes.” More football players playing softball, this time at Brett Favre’s annual charity event (full photo gallery here, courtesy of Jeff Ash). Nice catch by Chris Creamer, who documented this case of inconsistent Rs. Norm Johnson checks in with a good story: “I was watching the Pirates vs. Mariners game tonight, 6/19. Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus had an interesting uniform tidbit about the 79 All-Star Game, which was played in the Kingdome. Apparently, Reggie Jackson’s uniform arrived in time for the game itself, but not in time for the American League team picture. According to Niehaus, he posed for the AL team picture in a Mariners jersey!” Anyone got a photo of this? Nicole Haase was in Baltimore over the weekend, and noted approvingly that the Orioles’ mascot wears bona fide stirrups (but also, unfortunately, has a bad case of cap logo creep). UConn is looking for a new uni supplier (with thanks to Keith Thibault). First-hand report from a source on the field at Shea Stadium, who writes: “Jeff Cirillo had his fly open during his last at bat on Tuesday, and then he zipped it up after the first pitch.” The latter maneuver, alas, isn’t visible in the game video. Proud Portland resident Jeremy Brahm has provided some shots of the interesting skyline-patterend jersey worn by the Portland Winterhawks this past season (additional pics here and here). The team also had a special 25th-anniversary Saturday jersey, as seen here, here, here, here, and here. Take a hockey player off the ice and he totally loses his mind (disturbing find by Vince Grzegorek).

 

299 comments to It’s Academic

  • Seth H | June 20, 2007 at 8:12 am |

    During last night’s broadcast, Howie Rose (maybe it was Tom McCarthy) stated that Justin Morneau wears number 33 in honor of Patrick Roy. He said that Morneau was a goalie in Canada while growing up.

  • Justin | June 20, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

  • Rich | June 20, 2007 at 8:31 am |

    North Carolina also has gray hats to match the gray tops. So if we’re counting, they have three hats pictured and the gray hat makes four. A bit much. Meanwhile, Louisville looks awful with the red hat paired with the black undersleeves of the vest (can’t we just ban vests, period?). And I think that UCI (it’s too cluttered) and Miss. State (ditto) hats look horrible, but that fits in with the rest of both teams’ uniforms.

    One more item, Arizona State went with the 70s Padres/A’s style of yellow socks under dark stirrups, along with yellow caps and maroon tops against UCI last night. I kept waiting to see Barry Bonds pop out of the dugout.

  • Justin | June 20, 2007 at 8:32 am |

    Interesting mascot choice….

    http://www.nlfan.com...

  • PburghNo1 | June 20, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    Don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but I saw something I’ve never seen before on SportsCenter last night when they were discussing the Tampa Bay Bucs. Has anyone ever seen a team use that little horizontal line that some people put through their “7”s and “Z”s in a uniform number? The Bucs do on their practice uniforms. Just looks odd to me. You can see it in a photo on this page.

    Also, did anyone see the Arizona State Coaching staff in omaha has their names and titles embroidered on the side of their caps? No photo, sorry.

  • PburghNo1 | June 20, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    Link didn’t work…I’ll just paste.

    http://www.buccaneer...

  • Dave A | June 20, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”105084″]During last night’s broadcast, Howie Rose (maybe it was Tom McCarthy) stated that Justin Morneau wears number 33 in honor of Patrick Roy. He said that Morneau was a goalie in Canada while growing up.[/quote]

    I thought Morneau wore 33 because of Larry Walker. I believe it was mentioned here a while back, but I don’t have time to look right now.

  • Derek G | June 20, 2007 at 8:44 am |

    Those Bucs’ number fonts are pretty wild. I’m going to have to totally disagree with the above post about how the UC Irvine look terrible. I think that logo is a classic looking logo and just looks great. I’m actually looking to buy one still but Chick’s sporting goods doesn’t sell online and I live in ND so going to one is out of the question….any help????

  • Terry Mark | June 20, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    Some general observations: Most of the teams wear stirrups, which is cool. Most of them even have them on right.

    That ASU player’s sock and stirrups looks a little too perfect — like it’s a one-piece with the maroon “stirrup” sewn onto the gold sock. I’m not complaining, though, the Devils have one of the best uniforms in college baseball.

  • Team C. | June 20, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    RE: Brad May

    Love the Angels cap, hate the Ducks jersey and HATE, HATE, HATE the flip-flops and jeans!

  • Boston Nick | June 20, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    I gotta say, I hate those 70s style high stirrups. I’m a fan of the stirrups, but it’s gotta be low, more stirrup than sani for me.

    I do hate it a little less with the yellow sanitary sock though, so Arizona State isn’t all bad with that.

    Goddamn I miss the striped Red Sox stirrups.

  • Robert | June 20, 2007 at 9:07 am |

    Ah yes, the CWS. I used to enjoy attending it when I lived in the area. I don’t think that the rest of the country realizes how much this event means to Omaha. It is like its version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago.

  • Adam | June 20, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    Where do I get an Eaters jersey? That is the best thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    The Bucs are clearly using the type style that they uses for their logo, Totally Gothic, for their practice jerseys.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105107″]Ah yes, the CWS. I used to enjoy attending it when I lived in the area. I don’t think that the rest of the country realizes how much this event means to Omaha. It is like its version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago.[/quote]
    St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago – I hope you mean the real one on the South Side and not the impostor downtown parade. The South Side parade is a yearly event for me as it takes place a mile from my childhood home. It’s more important than Christmas to my family.

    RE: Brad May

    Being a hockey player who played through college and summers with NHL guys, this look doesn’t suprise or jar me. When you get off the ice and take your equipment off your feet are sore (at least they are if you worked hard) and so sandles are a logical choice to wear when leaving the rink. You wear em enough and it becomes habbit. I am surprised he had flip flops on though and not Bauer sandles seen here http://www.hockeymon... which many hockey players tend to gravitate toward. I would routinley leave the rink in the middle of the winter wearing my sandles. Since my playing days are over though, I’ve moved away from that fashon trend.

  • A.J. | June 20, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    The feathers on the shoulders of the Portland Winterhawks’ 25th anniversary jerseys, which I kind of like, reminded me of these uniforms, which are easily the ugliest football uniforms I’ve ever seen.

  • Chris Sk | June 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    While google searching for a photo of the 1979 All-Star team I found >this great picture. The link to it said it was from the 1911 Addie Joss Benefit Game.
    This was held on July 24, 1911 and is considered the “first” all star game.

  • SuperJon | June 20, 2007 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”105100″]Some general observations: Most of the teams wear stirrups, which is cool. Most of them even have them on right.

    That ASU player’s sock and stirrups looks a little too perfect — like it’s a one-piece with the maroon “stirrup” sewn onto the gold sock. I’m not complaining, though, the Devils have one of the best uniforms in college baseball.[/quote]

    They were real stirrups. During the game last night they showed a dugout shot and I noticed how loose some of them looked.

  • Chris Sk | June 20, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    Sorry that link didn’t work

    http://www.blackbets...

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).

  • Dwight | June 20, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Nothing personal Lutter, but it does look dumb, wheter it’s on the West coast CWS teams, or a rapper on MTV, or the moron that I saw delivering breakfast in my building this morning.

  • diz | June 20, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”105092″]Has anyone ever seen a team use that little horizontal line that some people put through their “7”s and “Z”s in a uniform number?[/quote]

    I’m sure I’ve seen the odd archive clip or three of football teams from continental Europe with the seven featuring a line. Also, I’m sure I’ve seen the occasional number one with an elongated top as well…

    Am on a quest to find such digits in picture form

  • CV | June 20, 2007 at 10:01 am |

    Great write-up on the CW. Kudos!!

    I love the grey Rice unis, both pinstripe Fulerton unis (hate the blue alternates though, why where them when the two primary are so good??), and hate Ariz. St’s yellow and maroon alts.

    All the NC combos give me a headache to think about, but without a doubt the black sucks.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]
    I know PL’s feelings on purple, but this http://i209.photobuc... Cloquet jersey is a classic in MN. To see one up close the beard is fuzzy. To my knowledge, these jerseys haven’t changed in years that’s what makes them so cool in an ugly way. The team I was a part of the coaching staff for 4 years, Forest Lake, really needs to send in their new jerseys as they ones listed on the site are about 5-7 years out of date. We had NY Ranger pattened jerseys till this year when they changed it up to a Montreal vintage home style for our home with a big FL instead of the C. Our road is a goofy looking gold jersey that is only goofy becasue of the ugly patch they chose for the chest. Sorry no pictures on me.

  • Chris | June 20, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I dig the UC Irvine unis, too. The sleeves are a little much, but bearable. And I think the hat logo looks great.
    I’ve always hated the Rice jerseys. The Old English font looks good as a single letter (Detroit Tigers, for one), but I don’t like it for the whole name.

  • Elena E | June 20, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    I thought ASU’s uni’s last night were the ugliest I’ve seen in ages. I even thought they were showing a clip from the 80s, when they showed an out of focus shot of one of their long-haired pitchers. Nothing with that much yellow ever looks good. If Rice and Irvine make the finals, it will be the dullest uni match-up ever.

  • Sage Confucius | June 20, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”105122″]Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.[/quote]

    That does not mean it looks good.

    The brim should have at least a little curve to it. The extreme, redneck style that looks as though the brim was wrapped around a broom handle for a week looks equally bad. And from a practical standpoint, a curved brim will better keep a low sun out of your eyes.

    The Owls uniforms look the best of the remaining teams. Being a Houston native I am, of course, pulling for them. GO OWLS!

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”105128″][quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]
    I know PL’s feelings on purple, but this http://i209.photobuc... Cloquet jersey is a classic in MN. To see one up close the beard is fuzzy. To my knowledge, these jerseys haven’t changed in years that’s what makes them so cool in an ugly way. The team I was a part of the coaching staff for 4 years, Forest Lake, really needs to send in their new jerseys as they ones listed on the site are about 5-7 years out of date. We had NY Ranger pattened jerseys till this year when they changed it up to a Montreal vintage home style for our home with a big FL instead of the C. Our road is a goofy looking gold jersey that is only goofy becasue of the ugly patch they chose for the chest. Sorry no pictures on me.[/quote]

    I think most on the site are actually probably out of date at this point… I know the Johnson one I referenced is also obsolete as they now wear maroon jerseys with an arched “Governors” across the front with the number under it.

    The issue I have with Cloquet is that they wear the white helmets even with the dark jerseys. I just hate that look. But I’ll agree with your thoughts on remaining unchanged. They are a classic jersey.

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”105096″][quote comment=”105084″]During last night’s broadcast, Howie Rose (maybe it was Tom McCarthy) stated that Justin Morneau wears number 33 in honor of Patrick Roy. He said that Morneau was a goalie in Canada while growing up.[/quote]

    I thought Morneau wore 33 because of Larry Walker. I believe it was mentioned here a while back, but I don’t have time to look right now.[/quote]

    This was rumored on this board board a lot, but nothing was ever referenced as a quote from Justin. There are quotes around of him quoting that he wears 33 because of Roy… if I wasn’t at work, I’d dig them up. I can look when I get home.

  • Jonathon | June 20, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...

  • Robert | June 20, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”105122″]Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! [/quote]

    Just curious: For how long has that been the case? I suspect that it is a fad which, like so many, will soon pass.

  • Elena E | June 20, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    Anthony Reyes, having some vision-problems, claims the flat brim helps him see the catcher’s signals better. Whatever. It doesn’t bother me at all. To each his own.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”105133″][quote comment=”105128″][quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]
    I know PL’s feelings on purple, but this http://i209.photobuc... Cloquet jersey is a classic in MN. To see one up close the beard is fuzzy. To my knowledge, these jerseys haven’t changed in years that’s what makes them so cool in an ugly way. The team I was a part of the coaching staff for 4 years, Forest Lake, really needs to send in their new jerseys as they ones listed on the site are about 5-7 years out of date. We had NY Ranger pattened jerseys till this year when they changed it up to a Montreal vintage home style for our home with a big FL instead of the C. Our road is a goofy looking gold jersey that is only goofy becasue of the ugly patch they chose for the chest. Sorry no pictures on me.[/quote]

    I think most on the site are actually probably out of date at this point… I know the Johnson one I referenced is also obsolete as they now wear maroon jerseys with an arched “Governors” across the front with the number under it.

    The issue I have with Cloquet is that they wear the white helmets even with the dark jerseys. I just hate that look. But I’ll agree with your thoughts on remaining unchanged. They are a classic jersey.[/quote]

    The reason for the white helmet is equipment is expensive and I don’t know of any high school program with home and away helmets. I think white is better than purple and will take it any day.

    As regard to the new Caps uni, I thought no team was going to have an alternate this year because an overhaul of 30 teams home and away was enough work as it is?

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”105124″]Nothing personal Lutter, but it does look dumb, wheter it’s on the West coast CWS teams, or a rapper on MTV, or the moron that I saw delivering breakfast in my building this morning.[/quote]

    Agreed…I don’t care what culture, region, or superstar does it…

    flat brim = stupid looking

    It’s right up there with leaving the sticker tags on the hat.

  • Jonathon | June 20, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”105122″]Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.[/quote]

    Take it easy there, Tex. You can have your flat billed cap. But lay off of the “jerk off from Alabama” stuff. I’m from Alabama, and I like my bills curved. You like your bills flat. Big deal. Is name-calling really necessary?

  • UW justin | June 20, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    No picture, but here is a seattle p-i article confirming the fact that Reggie Jackson wore a Mariner’s uni for the 1979 All Start group photo. Article

  • Johnny Garfield | June 20, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    Wow, you know, Brad May looks a bit odd with the Angels cap, Ducks jersey and flip flops. Give him some Chucks, ferchrissake!

    But other than that, interesting cross-promotion between two of my fave sports- MLB and the NHL. :)

  • Billy B. | June 20, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”105136″]Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...
    These aren’t the Caps new unis. Someone on Chris Creamer’s board designed these.

    Yesterday the NHL leaked the Bruins new logo on the draft caps but has since taken it down. If it’s okay for me to put a pic up I will.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”105146″][quote comment=”105136″]Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...
    These aren’t the Caps new unis. Someone on Chris Creamer’s board designed these.

    Yesterday the NHL leaked the Bruins new logo on the draft caps but has since taken it down. If it’s okay for me to put a pic up I will.[/quote]

    PLease do. I can’t wait to see the plethora of new stuff come Friday with the draft.

  • Paul Lukas | June 20, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”105146″][quote comment=”105136″]Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...
    These aren’t the Caps new unis. Someone on Chris Creamer’s board designed these.

    Yesterday the NHL leaked the Bruins new logo on the draft caps but has since taken it down. If it’s okay for me to put a pic up I will.[/quote]

    Yeah, I’m OK with that — go ahead.

  • Kip Whiffle | June 20, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    I always leave the sticker on my caps. But I’m kind of short, so only my kids see it.

  • Tom R | June 20, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”105111″]Where do I get an Eaters jersey? That is the best thing I’ve ever seen.[/quote]
    I need one of those too

  • Kenny | June 20, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105150″]I always leave the sticker on my caps. But I’m kind of short, so only my kids see it.[/quote]

    What purpose does it serve? and that’s a serious question, cuz I ask that to myself all the time

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105140″]
    The reason for the white helmet is equipment is expensive and I don’t know of any high school program with home and away helmets. I think white is better than purple and will take it any day.
    [/quote]

    I’m not suggesting a home and road helmet, just a change from white. While I’m not a fan of the school in any shape or form, I always have thought that Cretin has the acceptable compromise of going with a gold helmet.

  • Chris Doran | June 20, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”105146″][quote comment=”105136″]Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...
    These aren’t the Caps new unis. Someone on Chris Creamer’s board designed these.

    Yesterday the NHL leaked the Bruins new logo on the draft caps but has since taken it down. If it’s okay for me to put a pic up I will.[/quote]
    Umm, the Bruins got a whole new logo not just a uni re-design??

  • Kenny | June 20, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    This has gotta be his long lost son

    And doesn’t everyone know they can’t play softball in Wisconsin like we do in Chicago (there’s a back story to that tongue in cheek joke – a guy from WI on my intramural team, I swear struck out everytime up in 16″ softball…just terrible)

  • Kip Whiffle | June 20, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    I always leave the sticker on my caps. But I’m kind of short, so only my kids see it.

    What purpose does it serve? and that’s a serious question, cuz I ask that to myself all the time

    There really is no purpose for leaving the sticker on the bill. Maybe I do it because it bugs my wife.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”105155″][quote comment=”105140″]
    The reason for the white helmet is equipment is expensive and I don’t know of any high school program with home and away helmets. I think white is better than purple and will take it any day.
    [/quote]

    I’m not suggesting a home and road helmet, just a change from white. While I’m not a fan of the school in any shape or form, I always have thought that Cretin has the acceptable compromise of going with a gold helmet.[/quote]
    Cretin kids have to clean up on the ice/field/court because their colors and logo are terrible. It’s hard to pick on them though when all they do is win state titles. The gold helmet works at Cretin because of the gold shoulders and the prominate use of gold as an accent. In Cloquet’s case though, gold is an accent, but not that prominent. To me it seems more an afterthough. The more I think of gold helmets though, I can see it working.

  • Kris McInnis | June 20, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Humorous tidbit I’ve just read, ever to jump onto a bit of Auburn news: President Bush held an NCAA National Champions ceremony on the White House lawn Monday. Three Auburn teams (2007 men’s and women’s swimming/diving and 2006 women’s track and field) were recognized. As customary, each team presented the President with a little something from the team, usually a uniform bit. While the AU track team gave President Bush a typical jacket/t-shirt, the swim teams weren’t so conventional with their gifts: a beach towel with his name embroidered on it and his very own, well… team uniform.

    Article can be found here.

  • Paul Lukas | June 20, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    My little ESPN piece is up, on the right side of this page.

  • Kenny | June 20, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    Meant to post this yesterday amongst the Little League talk…

    My family is huge Cardinals fans and my brother wanted to wear red cleats to play baseball

    This is the result of his choice (notice the white Cubs hat in the background)

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:39 am |

    For those wondering how Cloquet looks with their white helmets go here http://section7hocke.... Click on the lobby from the left nav bar, then click photos. You’ll see a host of logos atop the page, click on the lumberjack. If you want to see the Forest Lake jerseys of my team, click on the goofy looking R as there are some good shots of our gold and even rarely used maroon road jersey.

  • Kenny | June 20, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”105158″]I always leave the sticker on my caps. But I’m kind of short, so only my kids see it.

    What purpose does it serve? and that’s a serious question, cuz I ask that to myself all the time

    There really is no purpose for leaving the sticker on the bill. Maybe I do it because it bugs my wife.[/quote]

    I can live with that answer ;)

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    Oh… one more thing occurred to me while on the topic of hockey. I believe there is a team in Minnesota that has the worst single piece of a uniform in the United States (although some of the things I’ve seen in Eurpoe will beat this)…. Orange breezers. Purple doesn’t seem so bad in comparision.

  • Jason | June 20, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Fucking flip flops with jeans!?!?!?!?!
    Only in So-cal.

  • Natron | June 20, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”105167″]For those wondering how Cloquet looks with their white helmets go here http://section7hocke.... Click on the lobby from the left nav bar, then click photos. You’ll see a host of logos atop the page, click on the lumberjack. If you want to see the Forest Lake jerseys of my team, click on the goofy looking R as there are some good shots of our gold and even rarely used maroon road jersey.[/quote]

    I saw you guys play Armstrong at New Hope this past season, and if I’m not mistaken, you wore gold, did you not? They looked nice.

    Believe you pounded Armstrong as well… though that’s neither here nor there in relation to this board! ;-)

  • Sage Confucius | June 20, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”105164″]Humorous tidbit I’ve just read, ever to jump onto a bit of Auburn news: President Bush held an NCAA National Champions ceremony on the White House lawn Monday. Three Auburn teams (2007 men’s and women’s swimming/diving and 2006 women’s track and field) were recognized. As customary, each team presented the President with a little something from the team, usually a uniform bit. While the AU track team gave President Bush a typical jacket/t-shirt, the swim teams weren’t so conventional with their gifts: a beach towel with his name embroidered on it and his very own, well… team uniform.

    Article can be found here.[/quote]

    At least it’s not a Speedo. No one wants to see that.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”105169″]Oh… one more thing occurred to me while on the topic of hockey. I believe there is a team in Minnesota that has the worst single piece of a uniform in the United States (although some of the things I’ve seen in Eurpoe will beat this)…. Orange breezers. Purple doesn’t seem so bad in comparision.[/quote]
    White Bear Lake’s orange breezers (that’s hockey pants to those of you outside of MN) look terrible. Grand Rapids in orange breezers howver looks good to me. To see them they’re the GR logo on the page I posted earlier.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”105172″][quote comment=”105167″]For those wondering how Cloquet looks with their white helmets go here http://section7hocke.... Click on the lobby from the left nav bar, then click photos. You’ll see a host of logos atop the page, click on the lumberjack. If you want to see the Forest Lake jerseys of my team, click on the goofy looking R as there are some good shots of our gold and even rarely used maroon road jersey.[/quote]

    I saw you guys play Armstrong at New Hope this past season, and if I’m not mistaken, you wore gold, did you not? They looked nice.

    Believe you pounded Armstrong as well… though that’s neither here nor there in relation to this board! ;-)[/quote]
    We did pound Armstrong. I think our golds look good from afar, but the crest is ugly.

  • skott | June 20, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    i LOVE the Rice uniforms. Even the blue one. i like the stripes. football style.

    yesterday: i also really like the current USA soccer kits. i love the stripes that they are using and i even like that pinstriped light blue number they have a little bit…much much much better than the past.

  • Amy | June 20, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”105171″]Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Fucking flip flops with jeans!?!?!?!?!
    Only in So-cal.[/quote]

    Actually I saw it a lot when I lived in Western NY and I see it all the time here in NE. I don’t mind it from a fashion standpoint – when it bothers me is when you’re trying to walk somewhere with a friend wearing flip-flops – they can’t keep up because half their energy goes into keeping the damn things on their feet. (and at 5’1″ I’ve got short legs – no one should have trouble keeping up with me)

  • hot rodd | June 20, 2007 at 10:49 am |

    sorry to tell you back east guys but flip flops and jeans are pretty common here in the southwest. Does not look out of place at all. now the angels hat with the ducks jersey.. that looks wierd

  • Billy B. | June 20, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Hate the angles on the “B” serifs…ughhh

    And I can also deal with flops and jeans, but I can’t deal with white socks and sandals!

  • Amy | June 20, 2007 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    I think the serifs look weird they way they are running into the spokes… However I’m relieved to see its not a dramatic change.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”105182″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    I think the serifs look weird they way they are running into the spokes… However I’m relieved to see its not a dramatic change.[/quote]

    If they mess with the Hawks logo I’ll be irate. Of the original 6, change to the Bruins doesn’t bother me as much as they’ve had some pretty big changes over the years. The remaining 5 should stay as they are though

  • Chris Doran | June 20, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Is it me, or does the Louisville jersey look a little DBaacks-ish? It totally looks like Louiisville:

    http://us.news2.yimg...

  • dan | June 20, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    Whats wrong with flip flops and jeans…im not sure id want to pitch with flip flops on but i know maysie doesnt have a 12-6 curveball!

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers with the Alabama comment. I have never been there and it was just an example. I have seen a ton of references to the flat-bill and most of them talk about how ugly it is. I am just trying to defend it and say that it is much more common to see it out here than a curved one.
    Jeans and flip flops….is that not common everywhere?

  • todd krevanchi | June 20, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”105171″]Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Fucking flip flops with jeans!?!?!?!?!
    Only in So-cal.[/quote]

    i always wear flip flops, birks or other sandals. with shorts, pants, khakis or jeans. if it was possible id wear them year round!

    im surprised there was not a mention of brady quinn’s performance monday in cleveland throwing out the first pitch… a bit of sneaker malfunction.
    but it brought up another question…

    what is current first pitch jersey protocol?
    do you wear a jersey of the home team playing or one of the team you represent (for athletes, not entertainers)?

    ive seen both…

  • Brendan | June 20, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.
    Lutter,
    You must be kidding, simply because there are a few goofball teens and early twenty-somethings who wear their caps with flat bills does not mean that is how we do things out here in the West. A cap’s bill is definitely meant to have some curve to it- decide for yourself which looks better:

    http://www.chabotcol...
    http://www.footlocke...

  • Nate | June 20, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    Those Bucs numbers are interesting for sure…do they plan to use them in-season? Or are they only for the practice jerseys?

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

    This is not horrible. It’s just too bad the unis don’t match up.

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105189″][quote comment=”105171″]Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Fucking flip flops with jeans!?!?!?!?!
    Only in So-cal.[/quote]

    i always wear flip flops, birks or other sandals. with shorts, pants, khakis or jeans. if it was possible id wear them year round!

    im surprised there was not a mention of brady quinn’s performance monday in cleveland throwing out the first pitch… a bit of sneaker malfunction.
    but it brought up another question…

    what is current first pitch jersey protocol?
    do you wear a jersey of the home team playing or one of the team you represent (for athletes, not entertainers)?

    ive seen both…[/quote]

    Good question. It almost seems like the person gets a home team jersey, but if they’re already wearing their actual jersey for whatever sport they play, they probably just wear that.

    This might be my favorite first pitch:

    http://www.afgrant.c...

  • Chase | June 20, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Re: Flip flops and jeans

    Here in Western Mass, that look is more the norm than sneaks and jeans. It also provides motivation for a pedicure to sport my team’s colors. My own little “summer uniform”!

  • Ronnie Poore | June 20, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    regarding CWS unis:
    note to Fullerton-solid grey pants with the blue tops, please….pinstripe pants look lousy with solid top.

    UNC: ditch the black! also, Tar Heels in script=no good. needs to be a different font. the “T” looks like a “7” as in
    7ar Heels.

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 11:55 am |

    Brendan-
    Believe me, I can live with that much of a curve with no problem.
    I guess there is a pretty wide range of what is considered flat and curved.

  • todd krevanchi | June 20, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”105196″]
    This might be my favorite first pitch:

    http://www.afgrant.c...

    wow! i never knew that chewie was a port-sider!

  • Judd | June 20, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.

  • Jon | June 20, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    Flip flops with jeans is common in the south too, of course not in the summer; it’s too hot. But if it’s not too cold in the winter, you see all kinds of people wearing flip flops and jeans.

  • Judd | June 20, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]

    Plus Delta State has the Fighting Okra as a mascot, and yes, okra is technically a fruit.

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    I have a “Uni-Related” question for all of those that have been watching the CWS. IS anyone as big of a fan of Erin Andrews’ “Uni” as I am. I love the hot blonde strolling through the stadium. Thats about the only thing ESPN has done right with this CWS. BRING BACK HAROLD REYNOLDS!!!!

  • Kip Whiffle | June 20, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    Those Rice baseball uniforms are so cool I’d like to take them behind the middle school and get them pregnant.

    You 30 Rock fans might appreciate that little joke.

  • chris | June 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    Paul: right side

  • DenverGregg | June 20, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]
    I’d say they take more after these folks, who are also a big reason for so many older US universities (Virginia, Tennessee, etc.) featuring orange as a color.

  • MikeyB | June 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”105100″]Some general observations: Most of the teams wear stirrups, which is cool. Most of them even have them on right.

    That ASU player’s sock and stirrups looks a little too perfect — like it’s a one-piece with the maroon “stirrup” sewn onto the gold sock. I’m not complaining, though, the Devils have one of the best uniforms in college baseball.[/quote]

    I was there last night when ASU wore those 80’s retro jerseys and they were real stirups. My uncle and I had a disscussion about the stirrups before the game started–he said the left-fielder was wearing them just a little high but I said they were just right. I was also digging the pullover jersey.

  • Amy | June 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”105214″]Paul: right side[/quote]
    it started on the left side when he posted it and apparently has been moved to the right.

  • B.G. | June 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105121″]Sorry that link didn’t work

    http://www.blackbets...
    Cool picture of the All Star originals. Upon closer inspection, I noticed there were no women in the stands! I know we didn’t get the right to vote until 1920, but, couldn’t we go to games? :)

  • Chad G | June 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105097″]Those Bucs’ number fonts are pretty wild. I’m going to have to totally disagree with the above post about how the UC Irvine look terrible. I think that logo is a classic looking logo and just looks great. I’m actually looking to buy one still but Chick’s sporting goods doesn’t sell online and I live in ND so going to one is out of the question….any help????[/quote]

    I was in Chicks last friday in El Segindo, CA (close to LAX). I didn’t notice any UC Irvine stuff. Are they supposed to have stuff there?

    Just incase anybody doesn’t know about Chicks, it is a great sporting goods store, they have a lot of high end stuff you wouldn’t find in a place like the sports authority or dick’s.

    Also, I hate the flat brim look, and I live in LA. For some reaseon they always seemed to be worn by pimply faced kids (I’m 23 so my opinion isn’t really based on a generation gap or anything).

  • Paul Lukas | June 20, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”105214″]Paul: right side[/quote]

    That’s funny — it was on the left! But they moved it.

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105211″]I have a “Uni-Related” question for all of those that have been watching the CWS. IS anyone as big of a fan of Erin Andrews’ “Uni” as I am. I love the hot blonde strolling through the stadium. Thats about the only thing ESPN has done right with this CWS. BRING BACK HAROLD REYNOLDS!!!![/quote]

    How could you not like Erin Andrews? Harold Reynolds just signed with MLB.com last week. He’ll be working for them after the all-star break.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/n...

    I met him about 5 years ago at a dance club in Williamsport, PA (during the LLWS). It was really dark in the club, and my friend and I weren’t sure if it was him, but we figured it had to be, so we went up to him, and my friend uttered, like a dork “I love you on Baseball Tonight!”

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”105100″]Some general observations: Most of the teams wear stirrups, which is cool. Most of them even have them on right.

    That ASU player’s sock and stirrups looks a little too perfect — like it’s a one-piece with the maroon “stirrup” sewn onto the gold sock. I’m not complaining, though, the Devils have one of the best uniforms in college baseball.[/quote]

    Maybe I don’t get it guys… you can have all the right parts and still look like crap. Arizona State’s unis are flat out hideous!

  • jesse | June 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]

    Why is the orange furry? Is it rotten?

  • Pflava | June 20, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    Just going by home whites and road grays, Rice and ASU have the best uniforms in the CWS. And I hate the cap logo, but otherwise Oregon State’s home whites are fantastic.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”105114″][quote comment=”105107″]Ah yes, the CWS. I used to enjoy attending it when I lived in the area. I don’t think that the rest of the country realizes how much this event means to Omaha. It is like its version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago.[/quote]
    St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago – I hope you mean the real one on the South Side and not the impostor downtown parade. The South Side parade is a yearly event for me as it takes place a mile from my childhood home. It’s more important than Christmas to my family.

    RE: Brad May

    Being a hockey player who played through college and summers with NHL guys, this look doesn’t suprise or jar me. When you get off the ice and take your equipment off your feet are sore (at least they are if you worked hard) and so sandles are a logical choice to wear when leaving the rink. You wear em enough and it becomes habbit. I am surprised he had flip flops on though and not Bauer sandles seen here http://www.hockeymon... which many hockey players tend to gravitate toward. I would routinley leave the rink in the middle of the winter wearing my sandles. Since my playing days are over though, I’ve moved away from that fashon trend.[/quote]

    It has nothing to do with ice, guys! That is the style these days for the fashion concius when not wearing a uni… long jeans (tattered or not) and flip flops.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.

  • Ryan | June 20, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    Proud Portland resident Jeremy Brahm has provided some shots of the interesting skyline-patterend jersey worn by the Portland Winterhawks this past season (additional pics here and here).

    The Buffalo Sabres use silhouettes of Buffalo’s skyline on their hemlines.

    Hehehe.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105122″]Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.[/quote]

    Baseball fashion should not be dictated by a chopper builder or gangstas! Although, maybe hockey fashion should!

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    Classic video on YouTube:

    Bud Light Presents “Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer”

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

    My favorite part is when the guy hangs his head in shame after an AWFUL throw. (Possibly worse than the mayor of Cincy this year)

  • Anthony Verna | June 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”105182″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    I think the serifs look weird they way they are running into the spokes… However I’m relieved to see its not a dramatic change.[/quote]

    What interests me – of course – is the r-in-a-circle (to designate a registered trademark). I looked it up and the logo with the serifs is not a registered trademark. (Of course, the original without the serifs is, way back in 1969.)

  • todd krevanchi | June 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm |

    wow, i just spent a ton of time putting together a pictoral on first pitch uni protocol
    from

    former baseball “people” wearing plain clothes, or baseball jerseys,

    other sport “people” wearing plain clothes, baseball jerseys, their own jerseys of the teams they rep, and t shirts of the teams they rep

    entertainers wearing plain clothes, or baseball jerseys

    politicians wearing plain clothes, baseball jerseys or baseball jackets

    general citizens wearing plain clothes or baseball jerseys

    then the back button got me…

    id say that this is fodder for a blog entry.
    plenty of info with sports people and celebrities wearing jerseys, with numbers and without…
    there are PLENTY of pics…

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”105235″]Classic video on YouTube:

    Bud Light Presents “Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer”

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

    My favorite part is when the guy hangs his head in shame after an AWFUL throw.

    (Possibly worse than the mayor of Cincy this year)[/quote]

    This is an odd first pitch from Japan. There’s actually a batter in the batter’s box who literally swings at the pitch. Does anyone know if this is common in Japan, or if this guy was just trying to impress the person throwing the first pitch?

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

  • possum | June 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    Flat bills look ridiculous no matter if Dontrelle is wearing it or not. Look at Tony LaRussa. He looks like he needs a colonic with that stoicism and flat bill. And why why why is it cool to wear your hat with the brim (flat or curved) to the side???? Put that shit on straight people!

  • Billy B. | June 20, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”105236″][quote comment=”105182″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    I think the serifs look weird they way they are running into the spokes… However I’m relieved to see its not a dramatic change.[/quote]

    What interests me – of course – is the r-in-a-circle (to designate a registered trademark). I looked it up and the logo with the serifs is not a registered trademark. (Of course, the original without the serifs is, way back in 1969.)[/quote]
    Somebody just took the old logo and added serifs the way that it was on the draft cap. The trademark is from the old logo.

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105237″]wow, i just spent a ton of time putting together a pictoral on first pitch uni protocol
    from

    former baseball “people” wearing plain clothes, or baseball jerseys,

    other sport “people” wearing plain clothes, baseball jerseys, their own jerseys of the teams they rep, and t shirts of the teams they rep

    entertainers wearing plain clothes, or baseball jerseys

    politicians wearing plain clothes, baseball jerseys or baseball jackets

    general citizens wearing plain clothes or baseball jerseys

    then the back button got me…

    id say that this is fodder for a blog entry.
    plenty of info with sports people and celebrities wearing jerseys, with numbers and without…
    there are PLENTY of pics…[/quote]

    I agree, it’s definitely topic worthy. Sucks about your Back button drama though…..

    Can this be topped for best looking person to throw out a first pitch?

    http://graphics.bost...

    Here’s the caption: Supermodel Gisele threw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Red Sox-Oakland Athletics game at Fenway Park, and after the ball sailed way over the head of the catcher, she flexed her muscles in jest.

  • Steve | June 20, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    Capitals new unis?

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 12:52 pm |

    Yes, I agree that the bill to the side thing is awful. Shit people, I didnt mean to cause so many problems with my OPINION. Just like some men like their women big, some like em small, some like em blonde, some like red heads. I like my bill flat, unlike my women…..sorry, bad joke

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Boston logo old

    and the “new”

    Look at them back to back, this is bogus.

  • Michael | June 20, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”105238″][quote comment=”105235″]Classic video on YouTube:

    Bud Light Presents “Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer”

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

    My favorite part is when the guy hangs his head in shame after an AWFUL throw.

    (Possibly worse than the mayor of Cincy this year)[/quote]

    This is an odd first pitch from Japan. There’s actually a batter in the batter’s box who literally swings at the pitch.

    Does anyone know if this is common in Japan, or if this guy was just trying to impress the person throwing the first pitch?

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

    The mascot at the 15 second mark has 1993 as its number.

  • voteprime | June 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”105226″][quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]

    Why is the orange furry? Is it rotten?[/quote]
    You know, I’ve been a fan for over 20 years now and I’ve never asked myself that question.

    Then again, until I read an interview with Otto for some mascot bracket challenge recently, I never thought of him as an actual orange fruit, just a large orange ball in a hat (and sometimes gloves). Shows what I know.

    (And they aren’t the Orangemen anymore, just the Orange)

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”105244″]Capitals new unis?

    yea. [/quote]

  • Steve | June 20, 2007 at 12:58 pm |

    The University of Pittsburgh changed the “beaver” logo to a more modern “demon dog from Ghostbusters” logo yesterday.

    pittsburghpanthers.com

  • JeffB | June 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    I once got to talk to Justin Morneau about his jersey number. His first year he was #27 and I bought that seasons #33 Twins game worn jersey from JC Romero. (Notice how it’s been shortened rather crudely)

    Seeing that he was now wearing 33 the next year I asked him why the number change. He told me that it was the number he always wore growing up (without mentioning the Patrick Roy reason), but also said that he has “33” tattooed on his arm – a pretty big commitment to a number if you ask me. He must have been kind of bummed as a rookie to not get 33 and quietly excited when Romero wore out his welcome in Minnesota.

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”105246″]Boston logo old

    and the “new”

    Look at them back to back, this is bogus.[/quote]

    Totally!

    And this is a call to everyone…PLEASE STOP POSTING PICS OF THE CAPS NEW UNIS!

    We’ve all seen them 1000 times…lets just wait to hear back from our official uniwatch DC reporter.

  • Jason | June 20, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    I’m from San Diego, and out here flip flops and Jeans is standard fare.

    Moreover, I’m a 30 something, white male, professional- but my bill is flat. Its not a teen thing, a rapper thing, or anything else- its what people do out west. Not ALL, but some. And it looks damn good!

  • JeffB | June 20, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    Let’s try that link one last time…

  • christian | June 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    The link on the ticker for the “bogus” capitals uniforms now contains what appears to be the actual ones in addition to the fake. Don’t know if anyone else noticed…

  • Brendan | June 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    The only hat on which a flat bill looks good:
    http://www.hugestore...

  • Forrest | June 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    I didn’t know that any American team ever used European sevens. That is the coolest number related thing I’ve seen in a while.

    And is Brad May in the dictionary next to ‘fashion faux-pa’ now?

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | June 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105245″]Yes, I agree that the bill to the side thing is awful. Shit people, I didnt mean to cause so many problems with my OPINION. Just like some men like their women big, some like em small, some like em blonde, some like red heads. I like my bill flat, unlike my women…..sorry, bad joke[/quote]

    Not at all – personally, I like my women the way I like my coffee: hot…..black….. and with a little piece of danish ;-)

  • cheechoo | June 20, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    The Buffalo Sabres use silhouettes of Buffalo’s skyline on their hemlines.
    Huh?

  • possum | June 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”105271″][quote comment=”105245″]Yes, I agree that the bill to the side thing is awful. Shit people, I didnt mean to cause so many problems with my OPINION. Just like some men like their women big, some like em small, some like em blonde, some like red heads. I like my bill flat, unlike my women…..sorry, bad joke[/quote]

    Not at all – personally, I like my women the way I like my coffee: hot…..black….. and with a little piece of danish ;-)[/quote]
    Stuffed in a sack and thrown on the back of a donkey?

    Cheechoo, they don’t HAVE a skyline. That’s the punchline. Buffalo sucks.

  • patrick | June 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”105171″]Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    Fucking flip flops with jeans!?!?!?!?!
    Only in So-cal.[/quote]

    not only in so cal, its a popular look all over the US, mostly in summertime. I live in new york, work for a publishg company and im wearing sandals and jeans with a button down as we speak. the real problem, is that his jeans are far too baggy, which makes it seem like nonsense. I actually think sandals witha nice pair of jeans can look great,

  • Mets Fan in Chicago | June 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”105275″]Cheechoo, they don’t HAVE a skyline. That’s the punchline. Buffalo sucks.[/quote]No doubt! Any city that plows the streets in front of bowling alleys before they plow the ones in front of schools deserves a dig

  • patrick | June 20, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”105211″]I have a “Uni-Related” question for all of those that have been watching the CWS. IS anyone as big of a fan of Erin Andrews’ “Uni” as I am. I love the hot blonde strolling through the stadium. Thats about the only thing ESPN has done right with this CWS. BRING BACK HAROLD REYNOLDS!!!![/quote]

    Harold Reynolds jsut signed with mlb.com…..

  • Andre Rousimoff | June 20, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    Actually the only time a flat bill looks good is this

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    I was just looking through the MLB media only section of their site. They have a nice spot where newspapers and TV stations can download logos of teams and special events like the All-Star game. There are loads of logo creep on all the different All-Star weekend logos. XM, Taco Bell, State Farm, DHL and Gatoraid all paid good money to have their logos included in the weekend.

  • Ryan | June 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”105275″][quote comment=”105271″][quote comment=”105245″]Yes, I agree that the bill to the side thing is awful. Shit people, I didnt mean to cause so many problems with my OPINION. Just like some men like their women big, some like em small, some like em blonde, some like red heads. I like my bill flat, unlike my women…..sorry, bad joke[/quote]

    Not at all – personally, I like my women the way I like my coffee: hot…..black….. and with a little piece of danish ;-)[/quote]
    Stuffed in a sack and thrown on the back of a donkey?

    Cheechoo, they don’t HAVE a skyline. That’s the punchline. Buffalo sucks.[/quote]

    I have a friend whose little brother’s teacher was from Buffalo, and all the guy ever did was talk about how great his city was. One day, the kid couldn’t take it anymore and just yelled “Buffalo sucks! It doesn’t even have a skyline!”

    I actually like Buffalo a lot, but they really should build something over 30 feet tall.

  • Chad G | June 20, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”105278″][quote comment=”105211″]I have a “Uni-Related” question for all of those that have been watching the CWS. IS anyone as big of a fan of Erin Andrews’ “Uni” as I am. I love the hot blonde strolling through the stadium. Thats about the only thing ESPN has done right with this CWS. BRING BACK HAROLD REYNOLDS!!!![/quote]

    Harold Reynolds jsut signed with mlb.com…..[/quote]

    Harold Reynolds used to be the color guy in the booth for the CWS, that’s why that was said. ESPN covers the CWS. mlb.com covers the mlb, therefore Harold Reynolds will not cover the CWS.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Caps logo, is official

  • Brendan | June 20, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    Andre, I don’t know what I was thinking, you are absolutely correct.

  • Snowdan | June 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”105133″][quote comment=”105128″][quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]
    I know PL’s feelings on purple, but this http://i209.photobuc... Cloquet jersey is a classic in MN. To see one up close the beard is fuzzy. To my knowledge, these jerseys haven’t changed in years that’s what makes them so cool in an ugly way. The team I was a part of the coaching staff for 4 years, Forest Lake, really needs to send in their new jerseys as they ones listed on the site are about 5-7 years out of date. We had NY Ranger pattened jerseys till this year when they changed it up to a Montreal vintage home style for our home with a big FL instead of the C. Our road is a goofy looking gold jersey that is only goofy becasue of the ugly patch they chose for the chest. Sorry no pictures on me.[/quote]

    I think most on the site are actually probably out of date at this point… I know the Johnson one I referenced is also obsolete as they now wear maroon jerseys with an arched “Governors” across the front with the number under it.

    The issue I have with Cloquet is that they wear the white helmets even with the dark jerseys. I just hate that look. But I’ll agree with your thoughts on remaining unchanged. They are a classic jersey.[/quote]

    Most of the jerseys are old, I beleive they put your jersey up when you first qualify for state. I don’t know why some teams have more than one up though???

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”105286″]Caps logo, is official[/quote]

    Glad to see it’s more red than orange. I think I can definitely live with the new logo.

  • tBone | June 20, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    Wow, I can’t wait to go to a Boise Hawks game now and see the new unis in person. I might have to get one of those hats for myself.

  • possum | June 20, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105284″]I have a friend whose little brother’s teacher was from Buffalo, and all the guy ever did was talk about how great his city was.[/quote]
    That’s all anyone from Buffalo ever talks about. Most annoying sports fans in the world, that includes Tarheel and Dallas Cowboy fans.

  • Joe Drennan | June 20, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”105290″][quote comment=”105133″][quote comment=”105128″][quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]
    I know PL’s feelings on purple, but this http://i209.photobuc... Cloquet jersey is a classic in MN. To see one up close the beard is fuzzy. To my knowledge, these jerseys haven’t changed in years that’s what makes them so cool in an ugly way. The team I was a part of the coaching staff for 4 years, Forest Lake, really needs to send in their new jerseys as they ones listed on the site are about 5-7 years out of date. We had NY Ranger pattened jerseys till this year when they changed it up to a Montreal vintage home style for our home with a big FL instead of the C. Our road is a goofy looking gold jersey that is only goofy becasue of the ugly patch they chose for the chest. Sorry no pictures on me.[/quote]

    I think most on the site are actually probably out of date at this point… I know the Johnson one I referenced is also obsolete as they now wear maroon jerseys with an arched “Governors” across the front with the number under it.

    The issue I have with Cloquet is that they wear the white helmets even with the dark jerseys. I just hate that look. But I’ll agree with your thoughts on remaining unchanged. They are a classic jersey.[/quote]

    Most of the jerseys are old, I beleive they put your jersey up when you first qualify for state. I don’t know why some teams have more than one up though???[/quote]
    Many of the jerseys are up there from when the X opened. If they only put them one when a team first qualified for state many of them wouldn’t be up there. I think it’s more an issue of teams not sending a new jersey when they get new ones, rather they send one when it’s no longer used. The reason some teams have more than one is this reason of updating/sending a no longer used one.

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Weird thing is if you look at the unhosted draft cap images you can find an old caps logo hat, but there is no way to buy one on the shops.nhl.com

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”105286″]Caps logo, is official[/quote]

    Wow… that was fast – theyalready pulled it!

  • GoTerriers | June 20, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .

  • Anthony Verna | June 20, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”105241″][quote comment=”105236″][quote comment=”105182″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    I think the serifs look weird they way they are running into the spokes… However I’m relieved to see its not a dramatic change.[/quote]

    What interests me – of course – is the r-in-a-circle (to designate a registered trademark). I looked it up and the logo with the serifs is not a registered trademark. (Of course, the original without the serifs is, way back in 1969.)[/quote]
    Somebody just took the old logo and added serifs the way that it was on the draft cap. The trademark is from the old logo.[/quote]

    Which is why I’m joining the chorus of those who say “fake” or “bogus.”

  • Jeff I | June 20, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    Paul,

    I know you got invited to the B’s unveiling, any word when that was originally slated to happen? I’m on the edge of my seat

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?

  • Anthony Verna | June 20, 2007 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”105301″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]

    More than that, Gary Thorne is a lawyer. He’s a former prosecutor who used to do minor league baseball (once court let out) until he got the Mets job (I think).

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    I still think Thorne sucks balls, especially after listening to him bitch and moan about having to work a long game. Reynolds was great but I am not a fan of Thorne but now I feel really bad for him having to watch the Orioles every night.
    I agree though, Hershiser is great.

  • Anthony Verna | June 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    If anything, the new template cannot have the star hemline. It is disappointing, but the sweaters will change.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”105301″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]

    Gary Thorn does the O’s TV on MASN. He’s the one that caused the big stink on air when he said that Varitek told him that Schill’s bloody sock was a sham earlier this year.

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    I just got an email from CBS Sportsline about the NBA Draft caps:

    http://images.sports...

    Lots of adidas logo creep on the caps……

  • Aaron | June 20, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

  • Chad G | June 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    ? Yes I know he got fired from ESPN. I was trying to defend your statement because somene responded saying “Harold Reynolds just signed with mlb.com…..” I assumed the “…” meant “what do you mean, Harold Reynolds is back”. But the fact that he is with mlb.com has nothing to do with what you’re talking about.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward!

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105309″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    If anything, the new template cannot have the star hemline. It is disappointing, but the sweaters will change.[/quote]

    Why not? It is just screened…

  • FEZ | June 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105285″]Harold Reynolds used to be the color guy in the booth for the CWS, that’s why that was said.[/quote]
    So what he’s black…

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 2:16 pm |

    Anyone know why the 2007 NHL Allstar jerseys are on sale, are these never going to be made?

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105317″]Anyone know why the 2007 NHL Allstar jerseys are on sale, are these never going to be made?[/quote]
    Worn is what I meant to say.

  • Paul Lukas | June 20, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”105303″]Paul,

    I know you got invited to the B’s unveiling, any word when that was originally slated to happen? I’m on the edge of my seat[/quote]

    Tomorrow.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”105312″]Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

    the change falls into the is it good vs. is it stupid realm….I vote stupid.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.

  • Terri | June 20, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”105328″][quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.[/quote]

    I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember something about the cut of the sweaters being different (tighter), so the star pattern wouldn’t work.

  • cheechoo | June 20, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    Cheechoo, they don’t HAVE a skyline. That’s the punchline. Buffalo sucks.

    “Is this thing on? Try the veal.”

  • todd krevanchi | June 20, 2007 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”105301″]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]

    i’d agree that patrick is a football guy in a sense that he probably has done more football in his career. but id disagree in saying that he IS a football guy. he is one of the best voices you’ll hear on tv and is great whether doing a mid week acc game, the womens final four or now in omaha. thom brenneman is another outstanding voice.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”105329″][quote comment=”105328″][quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.[/quote]

    I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember something about the cut of the sweaters being different (tighter), so the star pattern wouldn’t work.[/quote]

    I am scared…

  • Snowdan | June 20, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”105327″][quote comment=”105312″]Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

    the change falls into the is it good vs. is it stupid realm….I vote stupid.[/quote]

    It seems to me that if you wanted to subtly change the logo, you should just change it and not make a big deal about it. I think it would be hilarious if it took us a month to figure it out! -but seriously what was the purpose of changing it?

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”105319″][quote comment=”105317″]Anyone know why the 2007 NHL Allstar jerseys are on sale, are these never going to be made?[/quote]
    Worn is what I meant to say.[/quote]

    They were worn for the 2007 All-Star Game in February.

    There’ll likely be a new 2008 jersey next year.

  • Lake | June 20, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]
    Orangemen was originally a term used to describe a Native American, not the fruit or the Protestants. They used to have a mascot called the Saltine Warrior, or something like that. The Orange, as they are now known, refer to only the color, not the fruit. And finally, Otto (who’s the best mascot in college sports, if only for his irreverence), is in fact an orange. Supposedly.

    You can read up about it here.

  • Johnny O | June 20, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    I am watching the Crew host the Giants, and I just can’t get over how bad the nameplates looks on the Giants road uni’s. What purpose to nameplates have anyways? Why can’t they be sewn on directly like some do? I am just curious if there is any reason some teams have them and some don’t?

  • Graham | June 20, 2007 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”105327″][quote comment=”105312″]Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

    the change falls into the is it good vs. is it stupid realm….I vote stupid.[/quote]

    I think you’re jumping the gun. Stupid would be the Buffaslug. This is so minor that I don’t think it qualifies. I don’t mind it; I definitely wouldn’t say it’s off-the-chain stupid.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”105305″][quote comment=”105301″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]

    More than that, Gary Thorne is a lawyer. He’s a former prosecutor who used to do minor league baseball (once court let out) until he got the Mets job (I think).[/quote]

    Thorne’s now with the Orioles.

  • Terri | June 20, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”105332″][quote comment=”105329″][quote comment=”105328″][quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.[/quote]

    I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember something about the cut of the sweaters being different (tighter), so the star pattern wouldn’t work.[/quote]

    I am scared…[/quote]

    Me too…

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    All NHL game jerseys were branded with the Reebok logo above the nameplate after the lockout. But semi-pro/replica jerseys kept their CCM/Koho branding. All three names are from the same parent company (which I think is now adidas).

    Last year’s practice jerseys aren’t quite what the new jerseys will be like, the 2007 All Star Jerseys are allegedly the template that’ll be used.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105333″][quote comment=”105327″][quote comment=”105312″]Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

    the change falls into the is it good vs. is it stupid realm….I vote stupid.[/quote]

    It seems to me that if you wanted to subtly change the logo, you should just change it and not make a big deal about it. I think it would be hilarious if it took us a month to figure it out! -but seriously what was the purpose of changing it?[/quote]

    I think the whole to do is more about uniforms than logo.

  • Jeff W | June 20, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”105122″]Memo to fans that think flat-billed guys look stupid. That is how a hat is worn on the West Coast! If some jerk-off from Alabama comes rolling in and has a huge curve in his bill, I too look at him like he is strange. Take a minute and think about which teams are wearing the flatt bill. Hmmmmm, might it be Fullerton, Irvine, and others that are from the WEST COAST. Give it a rest. Anthony Reyes did it in St. Louis and remember, he is from the West Coast. Different people like different things. Thats how its done out here.[/quote]

    I’m from the West Coast and I’ve never seen that flat billed look. And I think it looks silly.

  • Graham | June 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”105343″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    All NHL game jerseys were branded with the Reebok logo above the nameplate after the lockout. But semi-pro/replica jerseys kept their CCM/Koho branding. All three names are from the same parent company (which I think is now adidas).

    Last year’s practice jerseys aren’t quite what the new jerseys will be like, the 2007 All Star Jerseys are allegedly the template that’ll be used.[/quote]

    Not Adidas, but Reebok. Reebok has owned CCM, Jofa, and Koho for a while now and is just starting to simplify into one brand (RBK) much the same way Nike bought Bauer/Cooper and is simplifying into one brand (Nike).

    I heard that the “template” is nothing more than the shape of the jersey and that stripes and complex designs (like the Stars) can still be accomodated. The only requirement is the NHL crest on the neck. Anyone know more?

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”105334″][quote comment=”105319″][quote comment=”105317″]Anyone know why the 2007 NHL Allstar jerseys are on sale, are these never going to be made?[/quote]
    Worn is what I meant to say.[/quote]

    They were worn for the 2007 All-Star Game in February.

    There’ll likely be a new 2008 jersey next year.[/quote]

    I am an idiot haha. I should have thought about it before I asked.

    [quote comment=”105329″][quote comment=”105328″][quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.[/quote]

    I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember something about the cut of the sweaters being different (tighter), so the star pattern wouldn’t work.[/quote]

    Aren’t the new jerseys meant to be tucked in as well? I thought that was the reason for now stripe at the bottom.

  • patrick | June 20, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”105313″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    ? Yes I know he got fired from ESPN. I was trying to defend your statement because somene responded saying “Harold Reynolds just signed with mlb.com…..” I assumed the “…” meant “what do you mean, Harold Reynolds is back”. But the fact that he is with mlb.com has nothing to do with what you’re talking about.[/quote]

    nope, the “…” written by me was more of a “keep dreaming, he just signed with mlb.com”

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”105346″][quote comment=”105343″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    All NHL game jerseys were branded with the Reebok logo above the nameplate after the lockout. But semi-pro/replica jerseys kept their CCM/Koho branding. All three names are from the same parent company (which I think is now adidas).

    Last year’s practice jerseys aren’t quite what the new jerseys will be like, the 2007 All Star Jerseys are allegedly the template that’ll be used.[/quote]

    Not Adidas, but Reebok. Reebok has owned CCM, Jofa, and Koho for a while now and is just starting to simplify into one brand (RBK) much the same way Nike bought Bauer/Cooper and is simplifying into one brand (Nike).

    I heard that the “template” is nothing more than the shape of the jersey and that stripes and complex designs (like the Stars) can still be accomodated. The only requirement is the NHL crest on the neck. Anyone know more?[/quote]

    http://www.adidas-gr...

    adidas, Reebok, and Taylor-Made …. all one company.

    Back to the actual uniforms, I agree that there’ll be panels, but that design elements aren’t necessarily tied to those elements.

  • Chad G | June 20, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”105347″][quote comment=”105334″][quote comment=”105319″][quote comment=”105317″]Anyone know why the 2007 NHL Allstar jerseys are on sale, are these never going to be made?[/quote]
    Worn is what I meant to say.[/quote]

    They were worn for the 2007 All-Star Game in February.

    There’ll likely be a new 2008 jersey next year.[/quote]

    I am an idiot haha. I should have thought about it before I asked.

    [quote comment=”105329″][quote comment=”105328″][quote comment=”105323″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    I seem to remember about a year ago, Paul posted in a blog (or an ESPN column) that the Stars WOULD change because the new uniform template wouldn’t support the star-design on the bottom of their current sweater.[/quote]

    Okay, I may be in serious denial… but all you have to do is have all panels whit and screen on the color.[/quote]

    I could be completely wrong, but I seem to remember something about the cut of the sweaters being different (tighter), so the star pattern wouldn’t work.[/quote]

    Aren’t the new jerseys meant to be tucked in as well? I thought that was the reason for now stripe at the bottom.[/quote]

    Not tucked in. They decided against it. They are to be worn as they were in the All-star game

  • Graham | June 20, 2007 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”105349″][quote comment=”105346″][quote comment=”105343″][quote comment=”105314″][quote comment=”105306″][quote comment=”105304″]So… since this is a Reebok jersey, can I assume Stars jerseys (sweaters) go un changed…? [with hopeful glee]

    Although, it clearly says CCM on the label – is this just a placeholder?[/quote]

    And this one says KOHO.[/quote]

    Practice jerseys (sweaters) are goofy Reebok ones. And NOTICE the new NHL logo in silver is marked downward![/quote]

    All NHL game jerseys were branded with the Reebok logo above the nameplate after the lockout. But semi-pro/replica jerseys kept their CCM/Koho branding. All three names are from the same parent company (which I think is now adidas).

    Last year’s practice jerseys aren’t quite what the new jerseys will be like, the 2007 All Star Jerseys are allegedly the template that’ll be used.[/quote]

    Not Adidas, but Reebok. Reebok has owned CCM, Jofa, and Koho for a while now and is just starting to simplify into one brand (RBK) much the same way Nike bought Bauer/Cooper and is simplifying into one brand (Nike).

    I heard that the “template” is nothing more than the shape of the jersey and that stripes and complex designs (like the Stars) can still be accomodated. The only requirement is the NHL crest on the neck. Anyone know more?[/quote]

    http://www.adidas-gr...

    adidas, Reebok, and Taylor-Made …. all one company.

    Back to the actual uniforms, I agree that there’ll be panels, but that design elements aren’t necessarily tied to those elements.[/quote]
    I stand corrected. Adidas’ acquisition of Reebok really shrinks the competition.

  • Derek G | June 20, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”105232″]In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.[/quote]

    Michael R.
    That would be sweet if you could do that, I’ve got friends in CA but they’re in Sacramento

  • Kip Whiffle | June 20, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”105211″]I have a “Uni-Related” question for all of those that have been watching the CWS. IS anyone as big of a fan of Erin Andrews’ “Uni” as I am. I love the hot blonde strolling through the stadium. Thats about the only thing ESPN has done right with this CWS. BRING BACK HAROLD REYNOLDS!!!![/quote]

    So what is Erin Andrews wearing today?

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”105353″][quote comment=”105232″]In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.[/quote]

    Michael R.
    That would be sweet if you could do that, I’ve got friends in CA but they’re in Sacramento[/quote]

    Ha Ha Ha… posers!

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”105356″][quote comment=”105353″][quote comment=”105232″]In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.[/quote]

    Michael R.
    That would be sweet if you could do that, I’ve got friends in CA but they’re in Sacramento[/quote]

    Ha Ha Ha… posers![/quote]

    And really… this picture is worth a thousand words! (sorry all you flat=billed Orange County Uni-watchers)!

  • Tom | June 20, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    like the NHL needed more red . . .

    sorry i suck at links but there’s already the Flames, Hurricanes, Redwings, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, Coyotes, Avalanche, and Devils with red sweaters.

    Including the Capitals, I think 11 red teams is a bit overdoing it.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    dallas fans, i know you’re stuck in the 70s with the whole screen printing thing. But the star was sublimated, not screen printed- as in, the color of the fabric itself. THAT’s why it will be hard to get the star on there. Calm down.

  • Jeff W | June 20, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105293″][quote comment=”105284″]I have a friend whose little brother’s teacher was from Buffalo, and all the guy ever did was talk about how great his city was.[/quote]
    That’s all anyone from Buffalo ever talks about. Most annoying sports fans in the world, that includes Tarheel and Dallas Cowboy fans.[/quote]

    What’s with all the Buffalo bashing? And Buffalo does have a skyline.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”105358″]like the NHL needed more red . . .

    sorry i suck at links but there’s already the Flames, Hurricanes, Redwings, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, Coyotes, Avalanche, and Devils with red sweaters.

    Including the Capitals, I think 11 red teams is a bit overdoing it.[/quote]

    But the Caps were red before there WERE Hurricanes, Avalanche or Coyotes…and should have been all along.

  • Broker75 | June 20, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105136″]Caps new unis:

    http://i98.photobuck...
    oh god, here we go again..

  • now_a_hoo | June 20, 2007 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105216″][quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]
    I’d say they take more after these folks, who are also a big reason for so many older US universities (Virginia, Tennessee, etc.) featuring orange as a color.[/quote]

    At least in Virginia’s case, that’s not why orange is in the uniform. The University took its colors from, of all things, a scarf worn by a student who was returning from Oxford:
    http://virginiasport...

    Much better than “silver gray and cardinal red,” IMHO.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105361″][quote comment=”105358″]like the NHL needed more red . . .

    sorry i suck at links but there’s already the Flames, Hurricanes, Redwings, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, Coyotes, Avalanche, and Devils with red sweaters.

    Including the Capitals, I think 11 red teams is a bit overdoing it.[/quote]

    But the Caps were red before there WERE Hurricanes, Avalanche or Coyotes…and should have been all along.[/quote]

    True, but the sports marketplace has got to be close to oversaturated with Red, similar to Black in the early 90’s. How many baseball teams have moved to red in the last couple of years? How many football? Over half of MLS has red as a primary color.

    The shrewd move would have been to ‘go original’ and use blue as the dark color.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”105359″]dallas fans, i know you’re stuck in the 70s with the whole screen printing thing. But the star was sublimated, not screen printed- as in, the color of the fabric itself. THAT’s why it will be hard to get the star on there. Calm down.[/quote]

    How can we be stuck in the 70s when the team didn’t come to Dallas until the 90s??? Game Worn Jerseys (sweaters) – looks screen printed to me!

  • JeffB | June 20, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105295″]
    Many of the jerseys are up there from when the X opened. If they only put them one when a team first qualified for state many of them wouldn’t be up there. I think it’s more an issue of teams not sending a new jersey when they get new ones, rather they send one when it’s no longer used. The reason some teams have more than one is this reason of updating/sending a no longer used one.[/quote]

    That’s what I thought. That display will never, ever be “current”. I think of it more as a time capsule of the styles when the building first opened and doubt much of anything will get updated if ever, much less on a regular basis.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.

  • JeffB | June 20, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”105123″]It’s been mentioned here before that at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Wild have every Minnesota high school hockey teams’ jerseys displayed.

    This site now has pictures of them all (I highly recommend the St. Paul Johnson Governors – but I’m a little biased!).[/quote]

    Man, if you are going to go to all the time and trouble of photographing each and every one of them to put up on a web site, invest in a step ladder so you can get a decent angle on them. My neck hurts from just looking at those pictures from that angle!

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”105366″][quote comment=”105361″][quote comment=”105358″]like the NHL needed more red . . .

    sorry i suck at links but there’s already the Flames, Hurricanes, Redwings, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, Coyotes, Avalanche, and Devils with red sweaters.

    Including the Capitals, I think 11 red teams is a bit overdoing it.[/quote]

    But the Caps were red before there WERE Hurricanes, Avalanche or Coyotes…and should have been all along.[/quote]

    True, but the sports marketplace has got to be close to oversaturated with Red, similar to Black in the early 90’s. How many baseball teams have moved to red in the last couple of years? How many football? Over half of MLS has red as a primary color.

    The shrewd move would have been to ‘go original’ and use blue as the dark color.[/quote]

    I think they were trying to return to an updated version of what the Caps used to have…not yet another complete overhaul and re-branding.

    The NHL lost a red team this year (Buffalo) and gain one next year, in the Caps…so it’s a wash. lol.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105367″][quote comment=”105359″]dallas fans, i know you’re stuck in the 70s with the whole screen printing thing. But the star was sublimated, not screen printed- as in, the color of the fabric itself. THAT’s why it will be hard to get the star on there. Calm down.[/quote]

    How can we be stuck in the 70s when the team didn’t come to Dallas until the 90s??? Game Worn Jerseys (sweaters) – looks screen printed to me![/quote]

    That’s not screen printing. Screen printing leaves a substance on top of the fabric, not within it. Most t-shirts are screen printed.

  • Denis | June 20, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    No one mentioned this and it was super important. Oregon State have the best Hats with the OSU in the CWS and they gave a shout out to Virginia Tech on their batting helmets.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    That was more of a dig toward the Dallas Cowboys and their 70s state-of-the-art number applications.

    looks screen printed to me!

    And that is why you fail

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”105376″][quote comment=”105367″][quote comment=”105359″]dallas fans, i know you’re stuck in the 70s with the whole screen printing thing. But the star was sublimated, not screen printed- as in, the color of the fabric itself. THAT’s why it will be hard to get the star on there. Calm down.[/quote]

    How can we be stuck in the 70s when the team didn’t come to Dallas until the 90s??? Game Worn Jerseys (sweaters) – looks screen printed to me![/quote]

    That’s not screen printing. Screen printing leaves a substance on top of the fabric, not within it. Most t-shirts are screen printed.[/quote]

    Point is… it is not a seperate piece of fabric.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”105381″][quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.[/quote]

    That is a good point, but do they get grandfathered in because of “red white and blue”?
    I’d certainly welcome Blue as the primary with red lettering. And royal, not navy. Hell, i’m still pissed they didn’t name them the Senators.

  • Chris | June 20, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”105382″][quote comment=”105381″][quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.[/quote]

    That is a good point, but do they get grandfathered in because of “red white and blue”?
    I’d certainly welcome Blue as the primary with red lettering. And royal, not navy. Hell, i’m still pissed they didn’t name them the Senators.[/quote]

    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    This was such a cool idea! Thanks Paul and Scott for the personal membership cards!

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”105381″][quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.[/quote]

    They wear red hats at home…the same red harts that were worn at home by the Senators long ago. They inherited those hats…

  • Broker75 | June 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”105234″][quote comment=”105122″][/quote]

    Baseball fashion should not be dictated by a chopper builder or gangstas! Although, maybe hockey fashion should!
    [/quote]

    I hate when they massacre hockey jerseys/sweaters like that, I’ve noticed a few beer co.’s do the same thing. What’s worse is when you see people wearing them in 90-100degree weather. [I prefer the term jerseys].

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”105383″][quote comment=”105382″][quote comment=”105381″][quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.[/quote]

    That is a good point, but do they get grandfathered in because of “red white and blue”?
    I’d certainly welcome Blue as the primary with red lettering. And royal, not navy. Hell, i’m still pissed they didn’t name them the Senators.[/quote]

    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.[/quote]

    True dat, but Senators just sounds better. Like California Angels.

  • Frackoon | June 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Don’t you people follow hockey?? The red argument is going to be off anyway, because the Florida Panthers are dropping red as their primary in next season’s color scheme.

    They’ll be primarily blue and gold with hightlights of red, so that changes the argument. Plus Colorado is far from red, about 400 swatches in a Pantone swatch book.

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”105383″]
    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.[/quote]

    Just for reference, the original Washington Baseball team (Version 1.0) is now the Minnesota Twins. Version 2.0 is now the Texas Rangers. And now Version 3.0 was the Montreal Expos.

    And the name breakdown:
    Version 1.0 – Officially the Nationals, unofficially the Senators

    Version 2.0 – Senators

    Version 3.0 – Nationals

    Have I got that right?

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105386″][quote comment=”105234″][quote comment=”105122″][/quote]

    Baseball fashion should not be dictated by a chopper builder or gangstas! Although, maybe hockey fashion should!
    [/quote]

    I hate when they massacre hockey jerseys/sweaters like that, I’ve noticed a few beer co.’s do the same thing. What’s worse is when you see people wearing them in 90-100degree weather. [I prefer the term jerseys].[/quote]

    It was the horizontal stripe I was praising…

  • Kim | June 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”105385″][quote comment=”105381″][quote comment=”105375″][quote comment=”105374″][quote comment=”105370″]As for all the red teams, i believe that some of those teams are newer, so i don’t rag on teams that wore red traditionally before 80s/90s. That includes Ottawa, as well.[/quote]

    Agreed. It’s the Diamondbacks, Astros, Nationals, Coyotes, and Toronto FC’s out there that irk me.

    Red is a nice color, but it’s nice to have some different looks out there, too.[/quote]

    You can’t dog the Nationals for Red. They were Red, White & Blue in Montreal…and they’re Red White and Blue in DC…which they SHOULD be. And they only wear the red jerseys from time to time.[/quote]

    They wear red and white, and have blue hats that they wear from time to time. And they wear the red alts quite often.

    Red went from trim to primary, and they did it in the middle of the ‘red tide’ of shifting colors. Sure they moved and rebranded, but it just adds to the trend.[/quote]

    They wear red hats at home…the same red harts that were worn at home by the Senators long ago. They inherited those hats…[/quote]

    My point was the only blue uniform element is the road hat.

    It’s not like they wear equal parts red, white, and blue. They wear primarily red and white.

  • Frackoon | June 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105384″]This was such a cool idea! Thanks Paul and Scott for the personal membership cards![/quote]

    You are correct, Susan. I’m ready to join, but i can’t decide on a pattern to use! I thought maybe the 82 falcons, or old pinstriped braves.

  • Danny | June 20, 2007 at 4:24 pm |

    Ha ha! This is great! A SoCal edition of UniWatch! Anyways, I know a few of you are trying to get your hands on UCI merch and I might be able to help. I know for sure that the UCI bookstore is in charge of selling all athletic merch. UCI’s recent success was not foreseen because they did not produce much of anything for this event. They are not a big sports school. For gods sakes they have a nuclear reactor on campus and their baseball field on the outskirts of campus! There is one website other than uci.edu that you may be able to find some materials. Their sports booster club is one of the best I have ever seen. I introduce to you…the CIA.

    Also to add…I have lived in south Orange County my entire life and having a flat brim has NOT been the style. I watched Reyes pitch at USC and he was one of the only players I have seen sporting that style with any success. However, recently at a high school baseball game it was very prevalent. Hopefully more coaches outfit their teams appropriately like the poster from yesterday.

  • susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    Not buying one! I will wear mine with the star just to make a point! In fact, I am pretty much not buying any more Addidas (jacked up the WNBA unis) or Reebok (jacked up the hockey jerseys) anything! In fact… I would wear my Russian TsKA jersey (can’t hardly call that one a sweater) before I would buy one of those new jerseys (of course unless it is just insanely awesome… some how I think that will not be the case).

  • Broker75 | June 20, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105393″][quote comment=”105386″][quote comment=”105234″][quote comment=”105122″][/quote]

    Baseball fashion should not be dictated by a chopper builder or gangstas! Although, maybe hockey fashion should!
    [/quote]

    I hate when they massacre hockey jerseys/sweaters like that, I’ve noticed a few beer co.’s do the same thing. What’s worse is when you see people wearing them in 90-100degree weather. [I prefer the term jerseys].[/quote]

    It was the horizontal stripe I was praising…[/quote]
    Couldn’t ya have picked a team jersey?? ;)

  • Chris | June 20, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105391″][quote comment=”105383″]
    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.[/quote]

    Just for reference, the original Washington Baseball team (Version 1.0) is now the Minnesota Twins. Version 2.0 is now the Texas Rangers. And now Version 3.0 was the Montreal Expos.

    And the name breakdown:
    Version 1.0 – Officially the Nationals, unofficially the Senators

    Version 2.0 – Senators

    Version 3.0 – Nationals

    Have I got that right?[/quote]

    Yep, that’s my understanding … and when put that way, no wonder we DC fans have identity issues.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    HA! Shows what they know! They’ll be lucky if i go to a game next season, much less buy a jersey!

  • Brandon | June 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm |

    Apparently Rice didn’t think their unis were as cool as the rest of us did. There are wearing what appears to be a different version of their home whites today. These have a yoke of navy atop the shoulders and wrapping down under the arms. Gross.

  • Broker75 | June 20, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105401″][quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    HA! Shows what they know! They’ll be lucky if i go to a game next season, much less buy a jersey![/quote]
    ATLien, I’m assuming you’re in Atlanta, this team is on the rise, you sure you wanna miss it??..

  • redemske | June 20, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    And those Rice jerseys are mesh. And the white doesn’t match the pants. Boooooo!

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    jacked up the WNBA unis

    So you’re the one who’s been watching the WNBA!

  • JeffB | June 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    Not me. I’ve officially gone “old school” as of last year’s NHL All-Star Game. With the raise in prices along with the sharp decrease in quality of the replica jerseys, I’m done.

  • SWC Susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”105397″]Ha ha! This is great! A SoCal edition of UniWatch! Anyways, I know a few of you are trying to get your hands on UCI merch and I might be able to help. I know for sure that the UCI bookstore is in charge of selling all athletic merch. UCI’s recent success was not foreseen because they did not produce much of anything for this event. They are not a big sports school. For gods sakes they have a nuclear reactor on campus and their baseball field on the outskirts of campus! There is one website other than uci.edu that you may be able to find some materials. Their sports booster club is one of the best I have ever seen. I introduce to you…the CIA.

    Also to add…I have lived in south Orange County my entire life and having a flat brim has NOT been the style. I watched Reyes pitch at USC and he was one of the only players I have seen sporting that style with any success. However, recently at a high school baseball game it was very prevalent. Hopefully more coaches outfit their teams appropriately like the poster from yesterday.[/quote]

    Oh my… I love the hand sign! It’s like… [tears up] the Southwest Conference.

  • ATLien | June 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”105403″][quote comment=”105401″][quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    HA! Shows what they know! They’ll be lucky if i go to a game next season, much less buy a jersey![/quote]
    ATLien, I’m assuming you’re in Atlanta, this team is on the rise, you sure you wanna miss it??..[/quote]

    Unless i get outstanding tickets for free, it doesn’t matter. I take that lockout crap personally.

  • SWC Susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    JeffB – how do you link your name on your posts without the code disappearing?

  • BuzzCutt | June 20, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Glad I’m not the only one wondering about mismatched “white” on the Rice jerseys…

    Did you guys see this at Slate re: U.S. soccer unis?

  • voteprime | June 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...
    The Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes!!! Well, I guess it’s a veggie, but I didn’t see that question coming around any time soon.

  • Matt D. | June 20, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105301″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]
    ESPN stuck Thorne doing hockey after their best hockey announcer drowned, and he absolutely butchered it for a bunch of years. Pronouncing Guy Hebert’s name GUY HEE-BERT, and Esa Tikkanen’s name ESSA TICK-A-NEN were the worst. Please don’t confuse this diatribe for hatred of Gary Thorne. He still signs off my comuter with “Unbelievable! The Red Sox are in stunned disbelief!” (the end of game 6 of the 86 series).

  • Jeff W | June 20, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105395″]OH… and all this talk about hemline piping, sublimated graphics and streamlined templates is a moot point.

    Face it people, THE JERSEYS ARE BEING CHANGED SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW REEBOK SWEATERS NEXT YEAR.

    If you can call them ‘sweaters,’ bah.[/quote]

    Next year’s new jersey’s are as close to “sweaters” as this year’s. Hockey jersey’s haven’t been sweater-like for 20 years.

  • SWC Susan | June 20, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105405″]jacked up the WNBA unis

    So you’re the one who’s been watching the WNBA![/quote]

    Technically… no. I am the one with tickets. Yes, season tickets. When the Comets were good, I wouldn’t miss a bit of the game. Now days, I saunter in when I get done with my cheap beers at the B.U.S. and spend more time talking to friends than watching the game.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”105417″][quote comment=”105405″]jacked up the WNBA unis

    So you’re the one who’s been watching the WNBA![/quote]

    Technically… no. I am the one with tickets. Yes, season tickets. When the Comets were good, I wouldn’t miss a bit of the game. Now days, I saunter in when I get done with my cheap beers at the B.U.S. and spend more time talking to friends than watching the game.[/quote]

    Wait…there’s still a WNBA!? :-)

  • Kip Whiffle | June 20, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    Does anyone else think this is a pretty cool college baseball uniform?

    http://www.ruhighlan...

  • todd krevanchi | June 20, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”105418″][quote comment=”105417″][quote comment=”105405″]jacked up the WNBA unis

    So you’re the one who’s been watching the WNBA![/quote]

    Technically… no. I am the one with tickets. Yes, season tickets. When the Comets were good, I wouldn’t miss a bit of the game. Now days, I saunter in when I get done with my cheap beers at the B.U.S. and spend more time talking to friends than watching the game.[/quote]

    Wait…there’s still a WNBA!? :-)[/quote]

    is this where i insert my wnba fandom, and appreciation of sue bird?

  • Wade | June 20, 2007 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”105364″][quote comment=”105216″][quote comment=”105207″][quote comment=”105087″]Interesting team name… Any other teams named after fruits?

    http://www.bu.edu/br...

    Not sure if the Syracuse Orangemen count.[/quote]
    I’d say they take more after these folks, who are also a big reason for so many older US universities (Virginia, Tennessee, etc.) featuring orange as a color.[/quote]

    At least in Virginia’s case, that’s not why orange is in the uniform. The University took its colors from, of all things, a scarf worn by a student who was returning from Oxford:
    http://virginiasport...

    Much better than “silver gray and cardinal red,” IMHO.[/quote]

    And Tennessee got their orange from the color of a predominant flower that grows on campus.

  • Dan | June 20, 2007 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”105421″][quote comment=”105418″][quote comment=”105417″][quote comment=”105405″]jacked up the WNBA unis

    So you’re the one who’s been watching the WNBA![/quote]

    Technically… no. I am the one with tickets. Yes, season tickets. When the Comets were good, I wouldn’t miss a bit of the game. Now days, I saunter in when I get done with my cheap beers at the B.U.S. and spend more time talking to friends than watching the game.[/quote]

    Wait…there’s still a WNBA!? :-)[/quote]

    is this where i insert my wnba fandom, and appreciation of sue bird?[/quote]

    Point. Counter-point! Well played, my good man!

  • luthermahoney | June 20, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    Re.:Reggie Jackson’s uniform at the 1979 All Star Game.

    Check the back of the 1979 World Series
    Program. There are team pictures of both the
    American and National League from the All Star
    Game that year. The American League team photo
    has Jackson standing,with a blank look,wearing
    a Mariners uniform.

  • marlowe | June 20, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”105119″]While google searching for a photo of the 1979 All-Star team I found >this great picture. The link to it said it was from the 1911 Addie Joss Benefit Game.
    This was held on July 24, 1911 and is considered the “first” all star game.[/quote]

    Of course the other significance of this photo is that is shows Ty Cobb in a Cleveland uni as his did not arrive in time

  • Joe H | June 20, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”105384″]This was such a cool idea! Thanks Paul and Scott for the personal membership cards![/quote]

    Paul, thanks for hooking up my 66 O’s!!!

  • adr | June 20, 2007 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”105389″] The red argument is going to be off anyway, because the Florida Panthers are dropping red as their primary in next season’s color scheme.[/quote]

    I have a vague recollection of reading something somewhere some time ago that the Minnesota Wild will be introducing a jersey-sweater this year using red as the primary colour. Like their current third jerseys but used as their regulars.

    But I never trust my memory.

  • Mr. Met | June 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105415″][quote comment=”105301″][quote comment=”105297″]Uhhhhhh, yeah Chad. I said that because ESPN has a god damn hockey guy doing the CWS because they fired Harold Reynolds a while back for hugging another employee. Hey, some chick that I work with touched my ass the other day, should I get her fired? I hope that chick from ESPN gets a nasty rash for ruining the greatest College Post-season tourney (in my opinion).[/quote]

    If the “hockey guy” you’re talking about is Gary Thorne, then you’ve obviously missed the fact that in addition to the CWS gig, Gary Thorne is the radio (?) voice of the Baltimore Orioles and worked for the New York Mets prior to that. The CWS games that I watched last night had Orel Hersheiser (who is brilliant, BTW) and Mike Patrick who if he’s anything, he’s a “Football guy” . . .[/quote]
    ESPN stuck Thorne doing hockey after their best hockey announcer drowned, and he absolutely butchered it for a bunch of years. Pronouncing Guy Hebert’s name GUY HEE-BERT, and Esa Tikkanen’s name ESSA TICK-A-NEN were the worst. Please don’t confuse this diatribe for hatred of Gary Thorne. He still signs off my comuter with “Unbelievable! The Red Sox are in stunned disbelief!” (the end of game 6 of the 86 series).[/quote]

    Gary Thorne was one of my favorites when he was a Mets’ broadcaster. I recall his original run in the radio booth with Bob Murphy, and in particular his second go-around in the WPIX booth with Tom Seaver. This was towards the end of the Bobby Valentine era, and I recall that Thorne and Seaver would do massive rip jobs on the Mets and Valentine on nearly every telecast. Those two pulled no punches, commenting on everything from some of Bobby V’s mind-boggling moves to the Mets’ pathetic free-agent signings.

    Finally the Mets brass got tired of it, and because they couldn’t get rid of Seaver (after all, he was “The Franchise” and they already made that mistake once in ’77), they fired Thorne, claiming that his ESPN hockey work interfered with his commitment to the Mets.

    They hired Dave O’Brien after that, who I always thought sounded like a Thorne clone, and he worked with Seaver; I always thought it humorous that they fired Thorne for his supposed conflict, yet it seemed that every other week O’Brien couldn’t work the Mets game because he was doing a baseball game for ESPN.

    Ah, politics, you gotta love it.

  • Philly Bill | June 20, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”105400″][quote comment=”105391″][quote comment=”105383″]
    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.[/quote]

    Just for reference, the original Washington Baseball team (Version 1.0) is now the Minnesota Twins. Version 2.0 is now the Texas Rangers. And now Version 3.0 was the Montreal Expos.

    And the name breakdown:
    Version 1.0 – Officially the Nationals, unofficially the Senators

    Version 2.0 – Senators

    Version 3.0 – Nationals

    Have I got that right?[/quote]

    Yep, that’s my understanding … and when put that way, no wonder we DC fans have identity issues.[/quote]

    Tom Hicks still owns the rights to the name “Washington Senators” as part of his ownership of the Texas Rangers (ie, former Senators). If the former Expos wanted to be called the Washington Senators, they would have had to buy the name back from Hicks.

  • B Wach$63 | June 20, 2007 at 6:01 pm |

    I haven’t read all of the comments, but I believe #33 on Oregon State had somthing written or drawn under the logo on the front of his cap. Any one know?

  • Terri | June 20, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    Just an FYI, on the discovery channel right now(6 o’clock), they’re doing a “How it’s Made” on hockey gloves…thought it might be interesting to know how at least part of the unis are made.

  • Philly Bill | June 20, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    On NHL.com, the new Capitals and Bruins Draft Day caps aren’t available yet, presumably because the new logos have yet to be unveiled. However, this team’s Draft Day cap is available even though they’re supposedly changing their logo as well.

  • Shaftman | June 20, 2007 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”105438″]Just an FYI, on the discovery channel right now(6 o’clock), they’re doing a “How it’s Made” on hockey gloves…thought it might be interesting to know how at least part of the unis are made.[/quote]

    They also do one on goalie pads as well…I don’t know when it will be on again.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105353″][quote comment=”105232″]In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.[/quote]

    Michael R.
    That would be sweet if you could do that, I’ve got friends in CA but they’re in Sacramento[/quote]

    Well I went to two of them and they were both out, at the begining of the season I saw them, now all that’s left are Peperdine, UCLA, San Diego State, Arizona State, USC, Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina and Cal. They are both out of Long Beach State hats as well, I am an alum so I noticed. The New Era Fresno and Arizona hats have a floppy-old-timey-babe-ruth-era feel to them, which I liked, but I could never wear them.

  • Brett | June 20, 2007 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”105391″][quote comment=”105383″]
    To be fair, the original Washington baseball franchise was named the Nationals, and it was under this name that Walter Johnson pitched and that they won their only World Series. The name ‘Senators’ started as a nickname in the newspapers and gradually became the widely used moniker. The only time they were officially known as the Senators was their first stint as an expansion team in the 60’s … when they sucked. They wear red at home, and blue away.[/quote]

    Just for reference, the original Washington Baseball team (Version 1.0) is now the Minnesota Twins. Version 2.0 is now the Texas Rangers. And now Version 3.0 was the Montreal Expos.

    And the name breakdown:
    Version 1.0 – Officially the Nationals, unofficially the Senators

    Version 2.0 – Senators

    Version 3.0 – Nationals

    Have I got that right?[/quote]

    Sort of. The original Nationals/Senators, now the Twins were officially known as the Nationals until 1955, the fans and media always called them the Senators, so they officially changed the name in 1956 to the Senators, well before they moved to Minnesota (1961)

    Here.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm |

    I might have missed the boat on this because the NFL draft was ages ago, but all of this talk about the NHL draft hats has the design fresh in my head and While at the sporting store I noticed the NFL draft hats are the same exact template.

  • DenverGregg | June 20, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    Thanks for informed comments about the reasons some teams took orange as the color.

  • Jordan | June 20, 2007 at 6:48 pm |

    http://i98.photobuck...

    looks much better than the leaks

  • Shaftman | June 20, 2007 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”105449″]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l276/krause311/caps2.png

    looks much better than the leaks[/quote]

    I agree. Straighten out the bottom stripes and you’ve got yourself a winner.

  • Roger | June 20, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.

  • Stuby | June 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”105451″][quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.[/quote]
    That sounds like a President Bush word. Were you going for proximity?

  • Roger | June 20, 2007 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”105281″]Actually the only time a flat bill looks good is this[/quote]

    Tom Emanksi!

    Fascist Regimented Baseball Training Video.

  • Roger | June 20, 2007 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”105452″][quote comment=”105451″][quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.[/quote]
    That sounds like a President Bush word. Were you going for proximity?[/quote]

    Right. Allow me to correct myself.

    Uh he hem.

    The proximity of the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B appear to be left of center.

  • redemske | June 20, 2007 at 7:11 pm |

    To those looking for CWS game hats:

    They’re made by three different companies.

    UC Irvine: The Game (logo on left temple)
    Oregon State: Pro-Line (OSU front, DeMarini on back), Nike (OS front, swoosh left, DeMarini rear).
    North Carolina: Nike (white, gray and black are mesh, blue is not — swoosh on rear)
    Fullerton: Nike (blue is wool blend, orange bill is mesh — swoosh on rear)
    Mississippi State: Pro-Line (nasty old polyester — think old Blue Jays hats) (‘Bulldogs’ on back)
    Louisville: Pro-Line (TPX on rear)
    Rice: Pro-Line (TPX on rear)
    Arizona State: Pro-Line (DeMarini on rear)

  • Jason G. | June 20, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”105454″][quote comment=”105452″][quote comment=”105451″][quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.[/quote]
    That sounds like a President Bush word. Were you going for proximity?[/quote]

    Right. Allow me to correct myself.

    Uh he hem.

    The proximity of the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B appear to be left of center.[/quote]

    I think you also meant “serifs”.

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    I think the Capitals uni’s are near perfect. I like that they made a logo that is reminiscent of the old logo and didn’t just copy it. Like someone already said if they fix the stripe at the bottom of the sweater things are perfect. That is, if these truly are the new uni’s.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm |

    Paul LoDuca is now high cuffed, and Delgado’s cuffs stayed put. At least the Mets are trying to make the black unis look respectable

    LoDuca also is 1 for 1 with a double and a run.

  • Roger | June 20, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105457″][quote comment=”105454″][quote comment=”105452″][quote comment=”105451″][quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.[/quote]
    That sounds like a President Bush word. Were you going for proximity?[/quote]

    Right. Allow me to correct myself.

    Uh he hem.

    The proximity of the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B appear to be left of center.[/quote]

    I think you also meant “serifs”.

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    I think the Capitals uni’s are near perfect. I like that they made a logo that is reminiscent of the old logo and didn’t just copy it. Like someone already said if they fix the stripe at the bottom of the sweater things are perfect. That is, if these truly are the new uni’s.[/quote]

    The pointy things on the left side of the are too close to the edge. Looks crappy.

  • Michael R. | June 20, 2007 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105458″]Paul LoDuca is now high cuffed, and Delgado’s cuffs stayed put. At least the Mets are trying to make the black unis look respectable

    LoDuca also is 1 for 1 with a double and a run.[/quote]

    Oliver Perez too.

  • J | June 20, 2007 at 8:02 pm |

    Just picked up a book at my library called “Best by Number: Who wore what with distinction” it give one main person fro each numer and then ten or so others…it may be worth it just for the cover…here’s the link to amazon

  • J | June 20, 2007 at 8:03 pm |
  • Roger | June 20, 2007 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”105459″][quote comment=”105457″][quote comment=”105454″][quote comment=”105452″][quote comment=”105451″][quote comment=”105184″][quote comment=”105180″]NHL.com took off the pictures of the Bruins new logo, but this image was based off the hat. They are almost exactly the same. As you can see the logo is pretty much the same, just added serifs to the B.

    Bruins new logo.[/quote]

    Oh, well that’s not bad at all…[/quote]
    The proxymetry of the the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B look left of center.

    I know I mispelled procksimmetry.[/quote]
    That sounds like a President Bush word. Were you going for proximity?[/quote]

    Right. Allow me to correct myself.

    Uh he hem.

    The proximity of the seriphs to the edge of the circle make the B appear to be left of center.[/quote]

    I think you also meant “serifs”.

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    I think the Capitals uni’s are near perfect. I like that they made a logo that is reminiscent of the old logo and didn’t just copy it. Like someone already said if they fix the stripe at the bottom of the sweater things are perfect. That is, if these truly are the new uni’s.[/quote]

    The pointy things on the left side of the are too close to the edge. Looks crappy.[/quote]

    Here. I went again and fixed it for them. No more un-centered B.

  • S Dot | June 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    Now that his hit streak has been snapped, the Nationals called up Brandon Watson from AAA Columbus. In his debut tonight, he is wearing #00.

  • Roger Faso | June 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    Ladies and Uni Watchers.

    Your Stanley Cup Champs.

    The name on the front of the jersey says it all.

  • Flip | June 20, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105130″]I dig the UC Irvine unis, too. The sleeves are a little much, but bearable. And I think the hat logo looks great.
    I’ve always hated the Rice jerseys. The Old English font looks good as a single letter (Detroit Tigers, for one), but I don’t like it for the whole name.[/quote]
    Rice’s jerseys would be improved immeasurably if the letter spacing were tightened up.

  • Steve | June 20, 2007 at 8:43 pm |

    I am entirely convinced that Ricky Ledee’s belt was undone in the top of the 5th of the Mets-Twins game just now. Ledee went up to attempt a catch on Torii Hunter’s homer and it looked like it was hanging down as he leaped. And then he made the next out and it still looked like it was hanging down.

    Any one else notice that?

  • schuby | June 20, 2007 at 8:49 pm |

    For any of you that have Pro-Line caps, surgery works great on them. I did it yesterday and it fits perfectly today. Awesome.

  • Joey Guns | June 20, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”105488″]I am entirely convinced that Ricky Ledee’s belt was undone in the top of the 5th of the Mets-Twins game just now. Ledee went up to attempt a catch on Torii Hunter’s homer and it looked like it was hanging down as he leaped. And then he made the next out and it still looked like it was hanging down.

    Any one else notice that?[/quote]

    I missed that, but I did hear Gary Cohen make fun of a fan with a Yankees jersey with MANTLE on the back, saying “Mantle never had his name on his back in his areer!”

  • Andy from KC | June 20, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”105483″]Ladies and Uni Watchers.

    Your Stanley Cup Champs.

    The name on the front of the jersey says it all.[/quote]

    Why is Ron Jeremy in a hockey fight? (That does make for a fitting team name, though.)

  • Steve J. Rogers | June 20, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote]Norm Johnson checks in with a good story: “I was watching the Pirates vs. Mariners game tonight, 6/19. Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus had an interesting uniform tidbit about the ’79 All-Star Game, which was played in the Kingdome. Apparently, Reggie Jackson’s uniform arrived in time for the game itself, but not in time for the American League team picture. According to Niehaus, he posed for the AL team picture in a Mariners jersey!” Anyone got a photo of this?[/quote]

    Here is the team photo from the 1979 World Series program

    http://i9.photobucke...

    And here is a closeup of Reggie in a store bought Mariner jersey and cap

    http://i9.photobucke...

  • Roger Faso | June 20, 2007 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”105530″][quote]Norm Johnson checks in with a good story: “I was watching the Pirates vs. Mariners game tonight, 6/19. Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus had an interesting uniform tidbit about the ’79 All-Star Game, which was played in the Kingdome. Apparently, Reggie Jackson’s uniform arrived in time for the game itself, but not in time for the American League team picture. According to Niehaus, he posed for the AL team picture in a Mariners jersey!” Anyone got a photo of this?[/quote]

    Here is the team photo from the 1979 World Series program

    http://i9.photobucke...

    And here is a closeup of Reggie in a store bought Mariner jersey and cap

    http://i9.photobucke...

    1979. Worst A’s season ever. We sent Jeff Newman to an allstar game. He wouldn’t have started on any other team in the league. That was also the year we set our lowest attendance record. I believe it was 692. It might have been 492. Our lone highlight … Rickey Henderson was called up that year.

  • Roger Faso | June 20, 2007 at 11:39 pm |

    In looking for the AL allstar team pic from 79, I found this.

    Did I read that page correctly? Was that an allstar team comprised of Major League Masons?

  • BA | June 20, 2007 at 11:42 pm |

    This one will really piss some people off…flat and purple!!!

  • Lutter | June 20, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    Good lord that guy in the purple is good looking!

  • john | June 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    Was at the Nationals-Tigers game tonight. Pretty sad sight, I have to say. ONE Nat, starting pitcher Mike Bacsik, had the proper pants/stirrups combo. Actually, the bat boy for the Nats had the true configuration. The Tigers sported two guys going high-cuff-yet-no-stirrup in 3B Brandon Inge and CF Curtis Granderson. Just because DC has a bush league-esque team doesn’t mean the visitors need to lower themselves to this nonsense.

  • john | June 21, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”105327″][quote comment=”105312″]Here’s another pic of the Bruins’ new logo:
    http://farm2.static....

    the change falls into the is it good vs. is it stupid realm….I vote stupid.[/quote]

    I like the darker yellow and the serif definition to the ‘B’, but that’s not to say the old was bad. It’s a “Push” in the G v. S, IMO.

  • possum | June 21, 2007 at 12:36 am |

    I think Paul asked if any minor leagues other than Florida State Lg wore specialized uniforms. It appears the Cal/Carolina ASG had them. There’s a photo gallery on this page that’s all shockwaved up. Nice numbers, California Lg, you bunch of idiots.

  • Mr. Met | June 21, 2007 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment=”105530″][quote]Norm Johnson checks in with a good story: “I was watching the Pirates vs. Mariners game tonight, 6/19. Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus had an interesting uniform tidbit about the ’79 All-Star Game, which was played in the Kingdome. Apparently, Reggie Jackson’s uniform arrived in time for the game itself, but not in time for the American League team picture. According to Niehaus, he posed for the AL team picture in a Mariners jersey!” Anyone got a photo of this?[/quote]

    Here is the team photo from the 1979 World Series program

    http://i9.photobucke...

    And here is a closeup of Reggie in a store bought Mariner jersey and cap

    http://i9.photobucke...

    I wonder they couldn’t just go wth a “Not Pictured: Reggie Jackson” instead of making him dress up in a Mariners’ uni……?

  • HeHateMe | June 21, 2007 at 12:58 am |

    BA, that is possibly the worst looking thing I have ever seen.

    The purple uni along with the flat bill is pretty bad too.

  • thetook (stan) | June 21, 2007 at 1:43 am |

    [quote comment=”105220″][quote comment=”105121″]Sorry that link didn’t work

    http://www.blackbets...
    Cool picture of the All Star originals. Upon closer inspection, I noticed there were no women in the stands! I know we didn’t get the right to vote until 1920, but, couldn’t we go to games? :)[/quote]

    ohhh sure… back to the kitchen with you trouble makers.

  • Chris Robblee | June 21, 2007 at 1:46 am |

    i don’t know if this has been brought up yet but i just saw the buccaneers’ jerseys for mini-camp on sportscenter. i don’t know how i feel about them but i noticed not only are they a very different font they also include 7’s with the dash through the middle

  • Teebz | June 21, 2007 at 2:15 am |

    As late as I am to this party, I feel that nothing should be done about the “leaked images” of the Capitals’ new jerseys at this point. Hey, a leak is simply a way to get people talking about your new jerseys when the Bruins are going to beat the Caps to the punch. No one said they’re real, just as everyone thought the photoshopped ones on all the forums were real. While I believe there to be truth to those jerseys, let’s just see what they really look like on the 22nd.

    In more pressing news, the Boards of Governors today voted to keep the dark jerseys as the home jerseys next season. Bob McKenzie, TSN’s Hockey Insider, reported it today (last paragraph).

  • lemonverbena | June 21, 2007 at 3:46 am |

    Here ye, Sports Fans: the Cincinatti Red Stockings are coming to Seattle this week, and Ken Griffey Jr.’s return has got what’s left of the Mariner faithful in a nostalgic mood. for the occasion i had originally intended on composing an open-letter apology to the man for getting completely in his head during a game in his first year with Cincy. but in honor of Jeff Weaver’s first win in Seattle’s proper home whites, and in ridicule of the old Junior-designed hideous black tops, i’ll write it up for Uni Watch.

    It was Getaway Day at the Murph, Sunday, Father’s Day 2000. Junior came to San Diego in his first year in with his hometown Reds. A Seattle-area native and die-hard Seattle fan, I rolled out to the yard to catch the game. I had been to nearly all of the M’s-Padres games in SD since Interleague play began, rooting on my favorite baseball player of all time: The Kid, the savior of the Seattle franchise, one George Kenneth Griffey, Junior.

    Most tragically, Jr. had since turned prima donna and demanded a trade from my beloved Mariners, and would only accept a trade to one team. The front office had scrounged Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko and a bag of catfish in return for the surefire 1st-ballot Hall of Famer.

    Here’s where i have to somewhat paraphrase the devotional… to somehow boil down the fact that Jr. lived on the same Black Nugget Road as my grandparents during his last years with the team, his providing all of us lowly Washingtonians with our finest sporting moment against the Yankees in ’95, that he single-handedly saved baseball in Seattle and made possible the new stadium, etc… all due respect.

    So on Father’s Day 2000, I carried my lifelong M’s-fan wounds into 4th row seats on the 3rd base line. Which, in the old Murph, were extremely close to the field. There was no dugout roof–the players walked directly underneath the stands. When Jr. stepped into the on-deck circle in the top of the 1st, he began to hear from a jilted fan in a sweat-stained ’77 trident M’s cap.

    “Hey Junior! Junior Mendoza!”

    Jr. flinched slightly, his nascent NL average in the high .190 range at the time, and resumed swinging the donut.

    “Yo Junior! Your team’s in the cellar!”

    Griffey came up to plate with rising jeers from the crowd on the beautiful sunny Southern California day, took a home-run cut and popped out. I stood and applauded his effort as he made his way to the dugout. Junior shot a look back.

    I continued to give my former idol a bitter earful as the afternoon wore on. Childish? Immature? Sure. Whatever. It’s baseball. Maybe the first time he’d heard back from one of his old fans, and in an NL park against the San Diego Padres, of all places.

    It got to him.

    “Yo Junior!! Where’s the pitching?” I pointed at the gold fork on my cap, smiling.

    From the 5th inning on, Jr. walked very slowly in, staring daggers at me as he sauntered back from center. I’ve got witnesses. No cursing, nothing ugly, and no admonishing looks from other fans or visits from the usher. Not that I noticed, anyway. Just an angry superstar, walking back in while the home team warmed up for the top of the next inning.

    “Junior! You’re embarrassing your dad!” Griffey Sr. was in the dugout serving as the Reds bench coach, and The Kid was sporting his father’s old #30, Tony Perez having refused to relinquish the retired #24.

    “Hey kid! I loved two-four, but three-oh makes me sad.”

    At one point my San Diego-native buddy turned to me, in all seriousness, pleading: “OK dude, you need to cut it out. You’re pissing him off and he’s going to beat us.” I was an Padres backer out of NL convenience, and his advice fell on deaf ears.

    But he was right. By the 6th, Jr. was seething.
    As he death-marched back to the dugout, glaring, I could no longer pile on. I stood with palms up, smiling, in supplication to his on-field failure.

    “What’s wrong, man? You don’t look happy.”

    Junior strode to the plate in the late innings with purpose, waited for his pitch… and drove a deep solo shot into the seats. He casually made his way up the line, touched home and came back in to high-fives from his new teammates.

    “Nice solo shot, Junior, you’re still behind.” No reaction.

    The Padres held on for a one-run lead into the top of the 9th, and Trevor Hoffman came on to the familiar Hells Bells chorus. With the Sunday crowd now at a playoff-caliber pitch, Junior came up with a man on 1st and one out… and Hoffman fanned Junior for a strike’m-out-throw-em-out double play. The fans went crazy and Griffey slammed his bat. Jr. stared at the ground all the way into the dugout, then Hoffman completed the save and sent the masses home happy.

    I’ve gotten older since then. I regret getting under his skin that day, I really do. I hope Junior doesn’t still hate me or hate Mariners fans. I wish him the best, and he deserves a true hero’s welcome when he returns to Safeco.

    Just don’t hold your breath for a teal-and-silver “S” on Junior’s cap at Cooperstown.

  • Netsrak | June 21, 2007 at 3:50 am |

    Since Paul Lukas is too much of a wuss to comment on the new Washington Capitals uniforms yet– come on, Paul, don’t let Ted Leonsis work his charm on you like this!– I will comment myself…

    The “leaked” images of the Capitals jerseys (which can be seen on Japers’ Rink and Bleatings from a Caps Nut, among other blogs) were found within a teaser animation which appeared on the Capitals’ official Web site. The animation, showing an anonymous hockey player pulling off a black Caps home jersey, stopped before the player pulled on the new jersey, but an enterprising visitor was able to get the animation to continue somehow so that the new jersey was visible, and this is from where the static “leaked” images come.

    So technically the images weren’t “leaked”… although who knows if the people behind the Caps’ Web site didn’t create the animation with the knowledge that somebody would be able to pull an image out of it. Hard to say. If it wasn’t intentional, some poor techie is in deep doo-doo right about now.

    Because the animation was entirely in black and white except for the red of the new jersey, the colors in the “leaked” images are indeed incorrect, as Paul mentioned in his blog post. The Caps have long since confirmed that the new color scheme will be red, white, and blue, as it was in the old days. So the black areas of the “leaked” images will undoubtedly be blue in reality, and the red will be less orangey.

    Additionally, the jersey appears to have shoulder patches featuring a secondary logo of a “W”-shaped eagle. It’s rather indistinct in the animation. Rumor has it that the bottom of the “W” incorporates the shape of the Capitol dome… which I guess means the eagle has a building up its rear or something…?

    Sentiment about the jersey & logos among rabid Caps fandom seems to be sharply divided at this point. A lot of people seem to like it, but just as many seem to think it is an embarrassing misstep by the organization. Me, I think it is simply awful. Text logos rarely work, and this indistinct, spidery thing is definitely no exception. I applaud the return to red, white, and blue (most Caps fans have been clamoring for this ever since the original Caps unis were dumped!), but wow, it’s hard to imagine how the end result could be any more underwhelming.

  • Sage Confucius | June 21, 2007 at 5:10 am |

    [quote comment=”105111″]Where do I get an Eaters jersey? That is the best thing I’ve ever seen.[/quote]

    I haven’t been able to find a jersey, but I did find a hat.

  • Joe | June 21, 2007 at 11:12 pm |

    I think Rice’s blues are based on the football team’s home uniforms from the early 2000’s, when, if i recall correctly, they had the double shoulder stripe thing going on.

  • andrew | June 22, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    those Rice jerseys look like they were homemade or something. They look like a middle school team.

  • TOG | June 22, 2007 at 6:25 pm |

    Bruins unis are rock solid.

  • N Badani | June 23, 2007 at 8:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105097″]Those Bucs’ number fonts are pretty wild. I’m going to have to totally disagree with the above post about how the UC Irvine look terrible. I think that logo is a classic looking logo and just looks great. I’m actually looking to buy one still but Chick’s sporting goods doesn’t sell online and I live in ND so going to one is out of the question….any help????[/quote]

    hey derek I am a student at UC Irvine and my best advice to you is that you should try to find the jersey at our bookstore’s website (which normally sells all the apparel) the address is http://www.book.uci.... …if you can’t find the jersey online (which I’m not sure if you will) try calling them and inquiring into how you could get one.

  • Sam | June 25, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    Is it just a weird fold of the fabric, or is the ‘i’ missing in Anaheim on the front of Brad May’s jersey?

  • Robert C. | June 27, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”105442″][quote comment=”105353″][quote comment=”105232″]In response to UCI caps: I’m going to head down to my Chicks, I live 5 mins from Irvine, and look. If they have them I am willing to take orders.

    In response to the Buc’s numbers: I happened to notice how ugly those numbers were as well and snapped a camera phone pic, enjoy.

    Finally, in response to flat billed caps and stickers being left on: there are actually two kinds of flat bills out here, one looks horrible, one looks great. We keep the stickers on because we used to keep the tags on, but now the tags are stickers and the stickers are shiny. There really is no reason.[/quote]

    Michael R.
    That would be sweet if you could do that, I’ve got friends in CA but they’re in Sacramento[/quote]

    Well I went to two of them and they were both out, at the begining of the season I saw them, now all that’s left are Peperdine, UCLA, San Diego State, Arizona State, USC, Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina and Cal. They are both out of Long Beach State hats as well, I am an alum so I noticed. The New Era Fresno and Arizona hats have a floppy-old-timey-babe-ruth-era feel to them, which I liked, but I could never wear them.[/quote]

    If anyone is interested, I have a friend that works for our athletics department, and I can inquire with her about the Jerseys. As for the hats, best bet, as Derek mentioned above, is to go to the bookstore website.

  • Mark | July 27, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    One think I liked about UCI’s uniform is the sholder gussets. Mainly because this design ties in with the team’s mascot… the anteater which has a similar marking.