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Dwarf Stars

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New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: In Monday’s Ticker I mentioned the Florida State League All-Star Game, where players wore generic all-star unis instead of their regular team designs. That led to a note from Doug TKTK, who informed me that the single-A Carolina and California Leagues have their respective all-stars play each other, with league uniforms. That discovery in turn led me to this page, which has a surprising amount of info about the past few years’ worth of minor league all-star games — and that’s where things got interesting.

For starters, I learned that although the Florida State League wore those awful East and West unis this year (there’s a full gallery here), the FSL stars wore their regular team unis last year and the year before that (which means some idiot had to go out of his way to create those East and West disasters they wore this time around).

That got me curious about some of the other low-level minor league all-star games, so I started combing through the archives. For the most part, the leagues have their players wear their regular team designs, but there were some exceptions and inconsistencies, as follows:

NY-Penn League (short-season A): Standard team uniforms in 2005. Odd move last year, however, as players wore the jerseys of their parent clubs (this was actually discussed here on the blog at the time, but I’d forgotten about it). This year’s game isn’t until August, so we’ll have to wait and see how they handle it.

California and Carolina Leagues (A): 2007: As noted above, these leagues had their players wear league-branded uniforms this year (check out the awesome star-patterned uni numbers on the California jerseys, shown at the top of this page and visible at full size in this gallery). It’s not clear what the players wore last year, but in 2005 they had regular team uniforms, so the league unis are apparently a fairly new thing.

It’s worth remembering, incidentally, that the “real” All-Star Game hasn’t always featured regular team uni designs. For the inaugural mid-season classic in 1933, the American League stars wore their regular uniforms, but the National Leaguers wore special all-star attire.

Incidentally, in the course of my research I discovered a historical all-star oddity that I’m currently trying to figure out. More details, I hope, tomorrow.

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Raffle Reminder: The drawing for the free copy of the 2001 MLB Style Guide will take place tonight (after I get back from seeing this guy). Entries — one per person, please — can be e-mailed here and will be accepted until 10 pm eastern. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. And remember, everyone who’s signed up for membership automatically gets three bonus entries.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Give Em an Inch Dept.: First NFL coaches get the right to wear suits, and the next thing you know Rams coach Scott Linehan is walking around in a Russell polo shirt (nice catch by Mike Korczynski). Haven’t oohed and ahhed about this guy in a while. A little birdie tells me the 49ers will probably be switching to black shoes this season. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yanks will wear Pocono Raceway jerseys next month. This smeared eye black thing — as shown in these pics of Alfredo Amezaga, both taken yesterday — is getting seriously out of hand (with thanks to Perry Gattegno). Reprinted from last night’s comments: In response to yesterday’s Ticker item about Reggie Jackson wearing a Mariners uni for the AL team portrait prior to the 1979 All-Star Game, Steve J. Rogers came up with the portrait, and sure enough, there’s Reggie. Greg Hanson and his buddies play a video game called Forza Motorsport, and some of them have created some pretty cool team-based car designs. As usual, I know zero about video games, but I like the designs, so I’ve put a bunch of them in this gallery. Lucas Burdick provided these shots of Scott Eyre and Willie Eyre wearing odd Cubs/Rangers combo jerseys, apparently as part of an Illinois Sate Lottery commercial. No script, unfortunately — anyone know the supposedly storyline here? … Jeremy Brahm reports that Brazil’s teams will wear these uniforms in the Pan Am Games. … Reprinted from last night’s comments: The NHL has officially decided to stick with dark at home, white on the road (scroll down to the last graf of this page). Kevin Gee says that when Reggie Willits came to bat left-handed in the bottom of the 7th in last night’s Angels/Astros game, he was initially wearing a right-handed batting helmet (he’d been hitting right-handed all game up to that point, but the Stros had just brought in a righty pitcher). “Brad Ausmus [the Houston catcher] patted him on the head and reminded him he was wearing the wrong helmet, prompting him to go back to the dugout and get another one,” says Kevin. Unfortunately, the Anaheim broadcast, which is the only one I have access to, cut away to an aerial shot while this was happening. Did anyone in Houston happen to Tivo the game?

 

259 comments to Dwarf Stars

  • QuezStyle | June 21, 2007 at 8:13 am |

    Re: Nationals Jerseys

    The Nationals jersey scheme is simple.

    -Gray jerseys with Navy Blue trim and Blue Hats on the road

    -White Jerseys with red trim and red hats at home

    -Red “DC” Jerseys with Red hats for Sunday Home games

    With the batting practice jerseys also being navy blue, I don’t see how you could call that wearing “too much” red…If there is such a thing

  • Joey Guns | June 21, 2007 at 8:36 am |

    Laura Quinn (Brady’s sister) approves of the Eyre’s jerseys:

    http://farm2.static....

  • Original Jim | June 21, 2007 at 8:45 am |

    Paul, there’s been a leak with the Bruins uniforms.

    The front page of today’s Boston Globe has this picture: http://cache.boston....

    with an article about the new fabric and technologies. The picture has the new serifed-B logo, and an idea of the new shoulder patch as well.

  • Brian | June 21, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    The Florida State league went to the team jerseys for the All-Star game so that they could be auctioned off to benefit local charities in the Daytona Beach area, where the game was held.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 8:50 am |

    In the Regie pic it looks like the Ranger All-Star sitting in front of him has a Cubs hat on as well. The airport baggage handlers in Seatle that year must have been on strike.

    RE: Bruins Uni – It doesn’t look too bad, but whoever put that graphic together at the newspaper needs to learn how to render hockey players.

  • DJ | June 21, 2007 at 8:59 am |

    If you go to the Bruins website, they have a more detailed version of the shoulder patch (not a complete version). It’s a throwback to an earlier Bruins logo, with a bruin standing beneath “BRUINS” in large script, and “BOSTON” in a small bar at the base (the logo of the past had the words reversed, and was in brown and gold).

  • Johnny O | June 21, 2007 at 9:04 am |

    Not Uni-related, but I thought this was a great story from The Brewers/Giants games last night:

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brian Shouse screamed at catcher Damian Miller in the sixth inning, trying to alert him that a second Giants runner was racing home.

    No help. With the Milwaukee crowd roaring, Miller couldn’t hear his pitcher at all. It was a voice from the front row that saved Miller, who had scampered near the third-base dugout to retrieve an errant throw.

    “I had a fan yell at me, ‘Home, home, home’ when I was right there,” Miller said. “You can’t hear anything when the players yell at you, but there was a fan right in the front row yelling ‘home.’ Must have been a Brewers fan.”

    Shouse took Miller’s toss and tagged Kevin Frandsen at the plate to prevent the tying run from scoring, and the Brewers swept the struggling Giants 7-5 on Wednesday to extend San Francisco’s losing streak to seven games.

  • tedkerwin | June 21, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    RE: NHL Home Jersey

    I vote for White at home.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.

  • khabibulin | June 21, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    make that 2 votes for white

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Also,
    You’ve got some players wearing red caps and some with blue. No idea why.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    My assumption is they all have their regular socks and hats, yet a standard uniform. Would make sense to gall all out one way or the other instead of half assing it.

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | June 21, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    Here’s a car someone did that posted it on a Sabres message board.

    http://img169.images...

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”105671″][quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Also,
    You’ve got some players wearing red caps and some with blue. No idea why.[/quote]

    …and #21 appears to be wearing pin-stripped pants.

  • bobwool | June 21, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    From the 1979 American League All-Star team photo, I noticed that 4 of the 5 Angels players are wearing a dark jersey – only Nolan Ryan (far right 3rd row) is in the white jersey. For one, I do not remember the Angels wearing a dark jersey. And two, I wonder why Ryan is the only one of his teammates wearing the white jersey?

  • Bud Clark | June 21, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”105676″]From the 1979 American League All-Star team photo, I noticed that 4 of the 5 Angels players are wearing a dark jersey – only Nolan Ryan (far right 3rd row) is in the white jersey. For one, I do not remember the Angels wearing a dark jersey. And two, I wonder why Ryan is the only one of his teammates wearing the white jersey?[/quote]

    Guy in the front row is wearing a white Angels jersey also.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?

  • Ryan | June 21, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    New Bruins logo is up on their site:

    http://bruins.nhl.co...

  • bobwool | June 21, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    As I suspected, those dark California Angels jerseys in the 1979 All-star game photo must have been BP jerseys. Nothing dark for 1979 on Dressed to the Nines.

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”105681″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    New Bruins logo is up on their site:

    http://bruins.nhl.co...

    Bruins have a pretty nice timeline of logos on the site as well.

  • rc | June 21, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    Ipswich Town (English Championship League Team) must have really liked the US National Team’s 3rd Jersey…here is thier new home jersey next year.

  • Robert | June 21, 2007 at 9:49 am |

    In addition to the Angels BP jerseys, it throws me off to see Chet Lemon donning a black “home” jersey. I wonder how the White Sox went about deciding whether to wear a white or black jersey at home on a particular day in that era.

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    Washington is definately planning major changes to the logo as well as the uniform–they are to be released tomorrow. Several designs have apparently been leaked, but none have yet to be confirmed.

  • schuby | June 21, 2007 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”105675″][quote comment=”105671″][quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Also,
    You’ve got some players wearing red caps and some with blue. No idea why.[/quote]

    …and #21 appears to be wearing pin-stripped pants.[/quote]

    And notice that #13 is the only one with the red caps that doesn’t have a stripe on his pants.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    What gets me about the new Bruins logo is the Serifs in the logo don’t match the serifs in the Bruins font used when spelling out Bruins. In the lofo the serif is angled, but when spelled out it’s blocked.

  • Joe Young | June 21, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    I was watching little big league the movie last night and noticed something quite interesting. The twins’ players where wearing stirups with the “M” logo on them. I never knew they wore these. It is espically noticable at the end right before Ken Griffey robs lou collins. While Lou’s standing in the box staring at Randy Johnson they zoom in on his feet. Here is a picture showing an actual twin with them. Imagine if jamie moyer was a twin?

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”105689″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    Washington is definately planning major changes to the logo as well as the uniform–they are to be released tomorrow. Several designs have apparently been leaked, but none have yet to be confirmed.[/quote]
    I know Washington is (I super stoked for them to [sort of] get back to the older logo0, but I also remember that Toronto is doing some tweaking and I hadn’t heard anything about ANA, SJ or OTT changing anything. Maybe I am just reading too much into it…

  • Adam | June 21, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    I don’t think that Scott and Willie Eyre thing is from an Illinois Lottery commericial – I didn’t see it myself, but based on the graphic it’s just a sponsered segment of a Cubs game from WGN (or possibly WCIU). Coming back from commericial sometimes, they do a little segment on fans or players or whatever, and that’s what this is. As to why they were wearing those, I have no idea.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”105691″]What gets me about the new Bruins logo is the Serifs in the logo don’t match the serifs in the Bruins font used when spelling out Bruins. In the lofo the serif is angled, but when spelled out it’s blocked.[/quote]

    I think what bothers me about the angled serifs is the extra black stroke that covers the spokes…I made a version without it and I think I like it better.

  • Marty Met | June 21, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”105652″]Laura Quinn (Brady’s sister) approves of the Eyre’s jerseys:

    http://farm2.static....

    What the…? The Cubs Circle C logo on a grey away uniform. Come on, now!!! That’s not right.

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    AWESOME!
    the title pic of that california leaugue all star is none other than anthony recker.

    catasauqua high school (my alma mater) class of 2001
    18th rd draft pick of oakland in the 05 amateur draft
    across the street neighbor of my parents

    first time that i know and am friends with someone who was pictured on uniwatch!

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Thank to all the uniform and logo changes this might be one of the more highly anticipated NHL drafts in a long time. I have also noticed that hockey fans/players seem to pay a little more attention on a whole than other sports. If fans don’t like a uniform, they’ll revolt, similar to the catch and release they did of the Isles jersey we shall not describe. Some 3rd jerseys have been scratched, maybe a little later than we may have hoped because fans spoke up. (Ducks with the cartoon, Kings with the weird sash, Bruins poop jersey)

  • Matt | June 21, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    What on earth is going on in that picture of the Eyres? One of the unis is half cubs home jersey, the other appears to be gray but with their traditional home insignia on there instead of the word “Chicago”. On the back though the Cubs’ half is gray on both unis. who designed that nonsense?

  • Joe Young | June 21, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Dresses to Nines does show them

  • Scott | June 21, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    From the 1979 American League All-Star team photo, I noticed that 4 of the 5 Angels players are wearing a dark jersey – only Nolan Ryan (far right 3rd row) is in the white jersey. For one, I do not remember the Angels wearing a dark jersey. And two, I wonder why Ryan is the only one of his teammates wearing the white jersey?

    Guy in the front row is wearing a white Angels jersey also.
    Isn’t that Rod Carew?

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    oh and if you go to that california/carolina league all star photo gallery, and jump to the national anthem pic, youll notice he is the one wearing his pants high.

    he always has, even back in high school.

  • dan | June 21, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    I believe in the All Star Game players were allowed to wear alternate or bp unis for fun which is why there were white and blue jerseys in the photo. This is best illustrated in the 1975 all star game in which 3 Athletics went green jersey with white pants, one went yellow jersey with white pants and vida blue went yellow jersey yellow pants(i havent been able to find a pic).
    And another vote for home whites in the NHL….i hate only seeing two colors of jerseys over 41 games,….silly

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”105699″][quote comment=”105691″]What gets me about the new Bruins logo is the Serifs in the logo don’t match the serifs in the Bruins font used when spelling out Bruins. In the lofo the serif is angled, but when spelled out it’s blocked.[/quote]

    I think what bothers me about the angled serifs is the extra black stroke that covers the spokes…I made a version without it and I think I like it better.[/quote]
    I wonder if the Providence Bruins will follow suit.

  • Big O | June 21, 2007 at 10:10 am |

    The NY – PENN Leauge has three divisions so using the parent team uniforms and spliting up AL vs. NL was a pretty smart idea.

  • MJ | June 21, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”105700″][quote comment=”105652″]Laura Quinn (Brady’s sister) approves of the Eyre’s jerseys:

    http://farm2.static....

    What the…? The Cubs Circle C logo on a grey away uniform. Come on, now!!! That’s not right.[/quote]

    I know last year when Willie Eyre played for Minnesota and they played Chicago, the Eyre’s brothers’ Mom wore a half Minnesota, half Chicago Jersey at the games.

  • Barney | June 21, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    Hey Joe H,

    Nice job on cleaning up the new Bruins’ logo.

  • Rcheli | June 21, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”105701″]
    first time that i know and am friends with someone who was pictured on uniwatch![/quote]

    Well, the Lehigh Valley isn’t really known for their baseball players. Has anyone from the area become a major-league regular in the past 30 years?

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”105714″][quote comment=”105701″]
    first time that i know and am friends with someone who was pictured on uniwatch![/quote]

    Well, the Lehigh Valley isn’t really known for their baseball players. Has anyone from the area become a major-league regular in the past 30 years?[/quote]
    oh, a guy who plays for the Nationals. He’s a catcher I think. My girlfriend always points him out when they play the Phils. Can’t remember his name though

  • Steven | June 21, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?

  • Sean | June 21, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Regarding the “eye black smear,” The 2007 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Champions C.W. Post Pioneers have been doing it for years. Paul they must be UniWatch’s unofficial school of choice regarding uniform colors. C.W. Post’ school colors are represented in those awesome “Gold & Green” uni’s.
    They are even less than a 1/2 hour drive from UniWatch home office in Brooklyn :).
    Pic 1

    Pic 2

  • ;laskfiow | June 21, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Last year, 2006, the Carolina/California League Allstar game was in Salem, Virginia which is next to where I live, Roanoke. Last year the players wore their standard unis, no allstar game specials.

  • Ryan | June 21, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”105717″]Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?[/quote]

    I always liked white at home just to break the monotony of the same colors on the ice/court/field. It’s much more interesting to see all the other teams’ away jerseys.

  • Jaye | June 21, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”105690″][quote comment=”105675″][quote comment=”105671″][quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Also,
    You’ve got some players wearing red caps and some with blue. No idea why.[/quote]

    …and #21 appears to be wearing pin-stripped pants.[/quote]

    And notice that #13 is the only one with the red caps that doesn’t have a stripe on his pants.[/quote]

    This “uniform” is turning out to be anything BUT!

  • Nick Maibroda | June 21, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105681″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    New Bruins logo is up on their site:

    http://bruins.nhl.co...

    It is nice to see that the Bruins were able to do something nice with the uniforms. There is hope!!

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”105714″][quote comment=”105701″]
    first time that i know and am friends with someone who was pictured on uniwatch![/quote]

    Well, the Lehigh Valley isn’t really known for their baseball players. Has anyone from the area become a major-league regular in the past 30 years?[/quote]

    brian “hoops” schneider has been a catcher for montreal/washington for years, and if im not mistaken also is their union rep.

    pat kelly is also from my alma mater, catasauqua, and had a nice career with the yanks, cards, and blue jays. world series ring from 96, was with the cards during the 98 home run race.

  • Stuby | June 21, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    49ers in black shoes? Awesome! I remember a 49ers player in the ’80s named Bobby Leopold who was the only guy on the team to wear black shoes and it looked pretty sharp. Of course that was with the classic, and in my opinion, much classier uniform of the Bill Walsh era.

    Still, it just goes to show that Mike Nolan ‘Gets It’.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”105720″][quote comment=”105717″]Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?[/quote]

    I always liked white at home just to break the monotony of the same colors on the ice/court/field. It’s much more interesting to see all the other teams’ away jerseys.[/quote]

    I remember my dad telling me years back the NHL would wear whites at home, but for maybe a 3 week span during the season they’d reverse that so the fans could see their teams road colors. I kind of like that idea. Now the truth to what my dad told me, I have no idea, he’s not great with that kind of info, but boy can he put a fire our. (He’s a fireman)

  • Chris | June 21, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”105663″]RE: NHL Home Jersey

    I vote for White at home.[/quote]

    White is boring lets keep the color for home

  • Adam | June 21, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    From the Chicago Tribune: “Urlacher already had made a statement anyway, subtle yet significant, by wearing Lance Briggs’ No. 55 during practice in support of a teammate locked in a contract dispute with the Bears bound only to get worse.

    Other Bears players traded jerseys to break up the monotony of the final day of off-season practice but Urlacher was the only guy whose wardrobe choice turned heads. Team officials couldn’t have liked the look.

    “What’s in a number?” coach Lovie Smith answered when asked about Urlacher’s jersey.

    As loyal as Urlacher is, as the Bears real franchise player, he walks a fine line through this fight. Briggs might want to ask his buddy to leave the No. 55 in the drawer at Bourbonnais.”

  • Ken | June 21, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    Paul,
    Enjoy the Richard Thompson show tonight. Further indication of your excellent taste!

    I’m seeing him in Peekskill this Saturday.

    Best,
    Ken +

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”105708″]I believe in the All Star Game players were allowed to wear alternate or bp unis for fun which is why there were white and blue jerseys in the photo. This is best illustrated in the 1975 all star game in which 3 Athletics went green jersey with white pants, one went yellow jersey with white pants and vida blue went yellow jersey yellow pants(i havent been able to find a pic).
    And another vote for home whites in the NHL….i hate only seeing two colors of jerseys over 41 games,….silly[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure Paul mentioned this in an article , with pics, a while back.

  • Jeff Nephew | June 21, 2007 at 10:40 am |

    The Bruins have conflicting versions of the secondary logo on their site. The main page shows This one, while the logo timeline is showing this, with the “Boston” and “Bruins” reversed.

  • Chance | June 21, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”105679″][quote comment=”105676″]From the 1979 American League All-Star team photo, I noticed that 4 of the 5 Angels players are wearing a dark jersey – only Nolan Ryan (far right 3rd row) is in the white jersey. For one, I do not remember the Angels wearing a dark jersey. And two, I wonder why Ryan is the only one of his teammates wearing the white jersey?[/quote]

    Guy in the front row is wearing a white Angels jersey also.[/quote]
    I was watching the 1975 All-Star Game on MLB.com and noticed that some of the A’s were wearing the green jersey, some were wearing the gold jersey and at least one (Al Dark) was wearing the white jersey.

    Bizarre.

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”105729″][quote comment=”105708″]I believe in the All Star Game players were allowed to wear alternate or bp unis for fun which is why there were white and blue jerseys in the photo. This is best illustrated in the 1975 all star game in which 3 Athletics went green jersey with white pants, one went yellow jersey with white pants and vida blue went yellow jersey yellow pants(i havent been able to find a pic).
    And another vote for home whites in the NHL….i hate only seeing two colors of jerseys over 41 games,….silly[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure Paul mentioned this in an article , with pics, a while back.[/quote]

    Found it on the first guess.

    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • Chance | June 21, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”105729″][quote comment=”105708″]I believe in the All Star Game players were allowed to wear alternate or bp unis for fun which is why there were white and blue jerseys in the photo. This is best illustrated in the 1975 all star game in which 3 Athletics went green jersey with white pants, one went yellow jersey with white pants and vida blue went yellow jersey yellow pants(i havent been able to find a pic).
    And another vote for home whites in the NHL….i hate only seeing two colors of jerseys over 41 games,….silly[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure Paul mentioned this in an article , with pics, a while back.[/quote]
    Sorry, I missed this comment before posting with the exact same example. Late to the party as usual.

    Let me make it up – you can see video of the pregame festivities (with player introductions) here.

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”105725″][quote comment=”105720″][quote comment=”105717″]Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?[/quote]

    I always liked white at home just to break the monotony of the same colors on the ice/court/field. It’s much more interesting to see all the other teams’ away jerseys.[/quote]

    I remember my dad telling me years back the NHL would wear whites at home, but for maybe a 3 week span during the season they’d reverse that so the fans could see their teams road colors. I kind of like that idea. Now the truth to what my dad told me, I have no idea, he’s not great with that kind of info, but boy can he put a fire our. (He’s a fireman)[/quote]

    During the 75th anniversary year (if I remember correctly) the home team wore white till the All-Star game and wore dark after. A nice simple compromise.

  • Rcheli | June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am |

    Ah — I forgot about Brian Schneider.

    Pat Kelly was supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread when he came up, but his career was not particularly good. I was home from college the summer he broke in, and the Morning Call had an article a day on the guy.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”105725″][quote comment=”105720″][quote comment=”105717″]Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?[/quote]

    I always liked white at home just to break the monotony of the same colors on the ice/court/field. It’s much more interesting to see all the other teams’ away jerseys.[/quote]

    I remember my dad telling me years back the NHL would wear whites at home, but for maybe a 3 week span during the season they’d reverse that so the fans could see their teams road colors. I kind of like that idea. Now the truth to what my dad told me, I have no idea, he’s not great with that kind of info, but boy can he put a fire our. (He’s a fireman)[/quote]

    Or how about switching at the all star break? That may be cool.

  • mlmintampa | June 21, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”105721″][quote comment=”105690″][quote comment=”105675″][quote comment=”105671″][quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Also,
    You’ve got some players wearing red caps and some with blue. No idea why.[/quote]

    …and #21 appears to be wearing pin-stripped pants.[/quote]

    And notice that #13 is the only one with the red caps that doesn’t have a stripe on his pants.[/quote]

    This “uniform” is turning out to be anything BUT![/quote]

    Since I took this picture, let me help you guys out…the kid wearing 00 is Francisco Cervelli of the Tampa Yankees. 9 is a player for the Lakeland Flying Tigers (Detroit single-a; they wear baggy high pants). 21 is a pitcher from the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins single-a). 22 is a Tampa Yanks pitcher (Daniel McCutchen I think, and who should have the pants pulled up). 13 is Lou Marson of the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies single-a). The rest of the red hats are the Sarasota Reds.

  • Ben | June 21, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    While looking at the picture, I noticed that for the NY-Penn All Stars…not all the pant-jersey combos match…noticeably the mets…

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    i was in high school when pk broke in…

    as far as the next thing since sliced bread? i disagree with that.

    yes many articles were written, but a local guy from a high school of less than 400 kids making it not only to the bigs, but to the most storied franchise in the bigs. that WAS a big deal in the area. plus there was probably no sports news out of central catholic to report so they had to write something…

    a lot of guys get that label, “the nex best…”, and dont even see the field. pk at least had a career.

    i remember the yanks taking brien taylor first overall…

  • Jeff Nephew | June 21, 2007 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”105736″][quote comment=”105725″][quote comment=”105720″][quote comment=”105717″]Dear NHL

    WHITE AT HOME

    Sincerly,

    Steven

    Anyone think some of the “leaked” Caps designs were done on purpose? Just to see what people think? Teddy (the owner) is smart like that, and knows enough about the internet to get some free marketing research from fans interested enough to find the leaked photos.

    And for the final time, let’s make this clear. Any leagues that play in an arena should wear white at home. The white looks good under the lights. Baseball, steeped in the tradition of white or grey unis, should wear white (or natural) at home. Football and futball/soccer can wear what they want since they’re outdoors and don’t play nearly as many games. I am willing to make exceptions for occasional marketing stunts because, hey, a little variety is fun.

    Any thoughts?[/quote]

    I always liked white at home just to break the monotony of the same colors on the ice/court/field. It’s much more interesting to see all the other teams’ away jerseys.[/quote]

    I remember my dad telling me years back the NHL would wear whites at home, but for maybe a 3 week span during the season they’d reverse that so the fans could see their teams road colors. I kind of like that idea. Now the truth to what my dad told me, I have no idea, he’s not great with that kind of info, but boy can he put a fire our. (He’s a fireman)[/quote]

    Or how about switching at the all star break? That may be cool.[/quote]

    The Quebec major Junior hockey League does this, switching after the Christmas break. As merchandising is a significant percentage of revenue for Major Junior Teams, and teams rarely have fans outside there own market, they use this as an incentive to home fans to have one of each. The timing of the switch makes the dark jersey a popular Christmas present.

  • scott | June 21, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    According to the Boston Globe article only 6 NHL teams are changing their uniforms. That is good news.

  • scott | June 21, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    Here is the quote

    The Bruins also are one of six teams that are using the introduction of the uniform to change their logo and striping, bringing back a vintage look reminiscent of the Bobby Orr era and showing that the redesign is about profit as well as performance.

  • JeffB | June 21, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    I’d prefer that the NHL wear white at home. Like the old Westerns when the good guys wore the white hats and the bad guys wore the black hats.

    It would also provide for more variety in what I get to see each game instead of the same dark jersey at home every game. I’d rather see a black jersey, then a red and then a blue as each visitor comes to my city.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”105744″]Here is the quote

    The Bruins also are one of six teams that are using the introduction of the uniform to change their logo and striping, bringing back a vintage look reminiscent of the Bobby Orr era and showing that the redesign is about profit as well as performance.[/quote]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls!

  • Matt Duncan | June 21, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    It looks to me like they are wearing the pants and sani’s (socks really) of their respective ball club. Notice the piping on some, but not on others.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”105681″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    New Bruins logo is up on their site:

    http://bruins.nhl.co...
    I think it’s pretty cool. I like the Bruin in motion. Good improvement.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.

    with all the all star talk, i remember back to i think the 85 mlb all star game. something happened to lou whittaker’s uniform and he had to get a store bought tiger jersey and have his jersey #1 drawn on the back in black marker. i remember the broadcast team even talking about it too.

  • mark | June 21, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    add my vote to the white at home debate

  • Graham | June 21, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    I think the rule requiring a white jersey is preposterous. It’s a lame holdover from the days of B&W TV. Why can’t teams have 2 different coloured jerseys? There are few if any white NHL jerseys that are even palatable. The vast majority are pretty dull, with their coloured bretheren carrying all the weight. I’m not saying abolish the white jersey, just make it optional.

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    On the Eyre Jersey issue, it seems like they did this before for their parents in anticipation of playing each other (when Willie was with the twins). Maybe this time they just had extra ones made for themselves.

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    Sorry, a little new here, how do I post a link to an article and have it come up?

  • The Ol Goaler | June 21, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    For whatever it’s worth, you can add the St. Louis Cardinals’ So Taguchi to the list of those MLB players wearing “Toe Socks”, according to this story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    That Boston Bruins picture gives me hope that Reebok’s new “system” can still look like a real hockey uniform!

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”105752″]I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.[/quote]

    You may be right, but I remember one season, maybe a different one, where the sweaters were white till the break and dark afterwards.

    Teebz, HELP?!!!

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    Here is the article about the Eyre brothers Jersey.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?

  • Jesse Spector | June 21, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    In that FSL All-Star gallery, I enjoy that the Daytona Cubs’ mascot is appropriately wearing blue shoes.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    oops, I mean jerseys/sweaters

  • tony payne | June 21, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    Last night i was at the rangers-cubs game (yes #600) and i saw a cubs fan with a cubs away grey soriano jersey
    but the back had vertical arching, and the cubs use radial
    the jersey also had no number on the front
    i wish i had a camera so i coulda snapped a pic

  • The Ol Goaler | June 21, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    For what it”s worth, add the Cardinals’ So Taguchi to the list of big leaguers wearing “toe socks“, according to this story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”105758″]I think the rule requiring a white jersey is preposterous. It’s a lame holdover from the days of B&W TV. Why can’t teams have 2 different coloured jerseys? There are few if any white NHL jerseys that are even palatable. The vast majority are pretty dull, with their coloured bretheren carrying all the weight. I’m not saying abolish the white jersey, just make it optional.[/quote]

    I think that even though we have color TV now, it is still much easier to tell the teams apart when one of them is wearing white. A lot of times two colored jerseys wouldn’t be a problem. However, if a black team were playing a navy team I could see it being a problem telling them apart. I would say keep the whites and keep them at home with about a month every year of the colors at home.

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    On the Eyre jersey issue, if you go to google and type in “scott willie eyre jersey” the first article should give a good explanation regarding the half and half jersey. The article is titled “Brothers in Arms” and discusses a similar jersey they made for their mom and dad when Willie was with the Twins.

  • skott | June 21, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    from today’s press conf.

  • possum | June 21, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”105752″]I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.[/quote]
    It was for more than just the original 6 games. I’ve seen pics of the Nords/Hawks where Chicago is wearing the barberpole.

    As for the home/away, up until this past year the ECHL wore whites in the first half and darks after the all star break. Revenue!

  • adr | June 21, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    I just noticed on that Bruins page… comparing the vintage crest in the timeline and the one at the top right of the page, the ‘BOSTON’ and the ‘BRUINS’ are placed differently.

    But I suppose we’ll find out which one it’s supposed to be later today.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    I think I still prefer this previous NHL shield.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”105788″][quote comment=”105752″]I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.[/quote]
    It was for more than just the original 6 games. I’ve seen pics of the Nords/Hawks where Chicago is wearing the barberpole.

    As for the home/away, up until this past year the ECHL wore whites in the first half and darks after the all star break. Revenue![/quote]

    You’re right. The original six teams wore their throw backs instead of then current jerseys at home, then if playing an original six team on the road, they brought em with too.

  • Wade | June 21, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”105730″]The Bruins have conflicting versions of the secondary logo on their site. The main page shows This one, while the logo timeline is showing this, with the “Boston” and “Bruins” reversed.[/quote]

    I prefer the one with Boston in larger letters. You can already tell that the animal is a bear/bruin, so why do you need to scream it out instead of emphasizing the city?

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | June 21, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    In the NY-Penn League All-Star Game uni gallery, it really looks wrong for Miguel Abreu of Bowie (fifth slide) to be wearing an “Orioles 5” uni, when this is retired for Brooks Robinson. I am surprised that the teams allowed retired numbers to be worn.

  • Jeff Nephew | June 21, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”105795″][quote comment=”105730″]The Bruins have conflicting versions of the secondary logo on their site. The main page shows This one, while the logo timeline is showing this, with the “Boston” and “Bruins” reversed.[/quote]

    I prefer the one with Boston in larger letters. You can already tell that the animal is a bear/bruin, so why do you need to scream it out instead of emphasizing the city?[/quote]

    Someone on Chris Creamer’s boards suggested the one with “Bruins” on top will be for the homes jerseys, and the “Boston” one will be featured on the roads.

  • Graham | June 21, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Vancouver is changing back to blue/green (think retro) colour scheme and introducing a new road logo based on Johnny Canuck. Since the sale of the ‘Nucks, the new owner doesn’t see the need to continue with the hideous logo/advertisement for Orca Bay. Plus, the retro jerseys have been outselling the actual jerseys since the lockout, so the money is on Blue/Green.

  • Jeff I | June 21, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    Paul, I’ve found a pic of the new Bruins jerseys being modeled on a mannequin. I know you were invited to their event, too…. should I hold onto it or can I post?

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105799″]Paul, I’ve found a pic of the new Bruins jerseys being modeled on a mannequin. I know you were invited to their event, too…. should I hold onto it or can I post?[/quote]
    It’s amazing how well behaved we are. Contributors to many other sites would have just splashed it up there and said how do ya like that?

  • MH | June 21, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    should I hold onto it or can I post?

    If we can’t get some inside dope on this blog, what good is it?

  • Jeff I | June 21, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    In lieu of permission to post the pics I’m VERY happy with the B’s unis. The age of the tie up collar is not dead with the addition to the NHL crest to the neckline and neither are horizontal stripes at the bottom of the jersey! I particularly love the white (who knows if it’s home or away yet) jersey.

  • Paul P. | June 21, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    MH, please share those B’s uniform photos… dying to see them.

  • Jeff I | June 21, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105804″]should I hold onto it or can I post?

    If we can’t get some inside dope on this blog, what good is it?[/quote]
    I only ask because a similar situation arose the other day when the Caps jersey was leaked. Since he was personally asked to attend the Caps event (and the Bruins) the leaked image didnt get featured in the blogs

  • Paul P. | June 21, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    Sorry, meant to say Jeff

  • Paul Lukas | June 21, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105804″]should I hold onto it or can I post?

    If we can’t get some inside dope on this blog, what good is it?[/quote]

    Fair enough. The Bruins have actually been a slight pain in the butt to deal with — go for it, Jeff.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    I cheated and saw the new B’s dark jersey… not bad. Laces should be mandatory for everyone.

  • J.D. | June 21, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    Now presenting, your Rio de Janeiro Devil Rays!

  • Ryan | June 21, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    I like the home (dark) Bruins Jerseys more than the road ones (white). The shoulders seem to work better on the road version.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...
    My nerves are a bit settled as they still look like classic hockey jerseys. I like this patten better than the one’s they’ve been wearing because they have that vintage look.

  • jeff | June 21, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...
    Ugh….I dont like the yellow stripes on the home whites.

  • Paul P. | June 21, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    Thanks Jeff. I prefer that home dark, but I can’t complain about the away jersey. I say big improvement, especially with saying goodbye to the pooh bear, and having the new shoulder patch that mimmicks the 1924 logo. I’ve always been a fan of the 1924 logo, as a matter of fact it’s the only bruins hat that I own.

  • jeff | June 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”105816″][quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...
    Ugh….I dont like the yellow stripes on the home whites.[/quote]

    Oops….ROAD whites

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”105814″]I like the home (dark) Bruins Jerseys more than the road ones (white). The shoulders seem to work better on the road version.[/quote]

    I agree, but I wish the white shoulder stripe on the road sweater would be a little thinner. Otherswise…Well Done.

  • Paul Lukas | June 21, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...

    Several people have forwarded these to me today — I hadn’t previously seen them. My two primary reactions: (1) I love them. (2) They seem too retro-ish for today’s NHL — the striping, the lace-up collar, the shoulder yoke, etc. Is this really gonna be the Bruins’ game uni? Or is it a throwback? I hope the former, but I’m kinda skeptical.

    On the other hand, the photos do seem to match what’s shown in this graphic from today’s Boston Globe, so maybe this IS their gamer.

    If so, I’m gonna be really, really happy.

  • jeff | June 21, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    Also….am I the only one who thinks the Fake leaked Caps logo is much better than the real one appears to be?

  • scott | June 21, 2007 at 12:34 pm |

    I couldn’t be happier about the new bruins jerseys, and with it sounding like most teams are staying the same i am relieved. i think the league must have heard some complaining about messing with tradition.

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    Here’s another view of the uni.

  • UW justin | June 21, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105826″]Here’s another view of the uni.[/quote]

    They look great! I’m excited and nervous to see the new Canucks logo/jersey…

  • Jeff I | June 21, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”105826″]Here’s another view of the uni.[/quote]

    Awesome view.

    Looks like they’re introducing Claude Julien as their draft pic, not their coach

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    Now that we have a new NHL uni to discuss can we end the Caps discussion once and for all?

  • Jeff I | June 21, 2007 at 12:43 pm |
  • joe | June 21, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”105726″][quote comment=”105663″]RE: NHL Home Jersey

    I vote for White at home.[/quote]

    White is boring lets keep the color for home[/quote]

    Color at home is boring, go to the game its always Home color vs white (generic). it always looks like the same game. Home whites mean that every visiting team looks different, its more interesting to see.

  • Chris Doran | June 21, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”105752″]I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.[/quote]

    If I recall correctly, after the all-star game, all teams switched to dark at home, white on the road.

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...

    I, along with most everyone else, love these jerseys/sweaters. I actually like the new B with the serif over the older one. Subtle change but it works for me. I’m also glad to hear that teams are staying with more traditional looks. I’m scared to death that they are going to drastically change my beloved Rangers’ look.

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”105833″][quote comment=”105726″][quote comment=”105663″]RE: NHL Home Jersey

    I vote for White at home.[/quote]

    White is boring lets keep the color for home[/quote]

    Color at home is boring, go to the game its always Home color vs white (generic). it always looks like the same game. Home whites mean that every visiting team looks different, its more interesting to see.[/quote]

    I never thought of it that way (to be honest, I didn’t really have a strong opinion one way or the other), but that is the best argument I’ve heard yet–put me down for white at HOME.

  • possum | June 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Vancouver is changing back to blue/green (think retro) colour scheme and introducing a new road logo based on Johnny Canuck. Since the sale of the ‘Nucks, the new owner doesn’t see the need to continue with the hideous logo/advertisement for Orca Bay. Plus, the retro jerseys have been outselling the actual jerseys since the lockout, so the money is on Blue/Green.[/quote]
    The Johnny Canuck logo was just a photoshop job done by a fan.

  • Chitown Joe | June 21, 2007 at 12:48 pm |

    Regarding Reggie’s M’s uniform from here.

    “Even before the game, there were two other impostors, of a sort, roaming the Kingdome field. Reggie Jackson, for the one and only time in his life, donned a Mariners uniform. This was because he had left his Yankees uniform behind in Oakland (a friend flew it into town in time for the game). Hence, the 1979 All-Star game group photo is something of a collectors’ item.

    (Jackson quickly shed the Mariners duds, saying, “I don’t want to make a fool of myself.” Remember: The ’79 Mariners were far less accomplished than the current edition.)”

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    these pictures lend a bit more support to the thought that shoulder patches will switch for home/away uni’s.

  • UW justin | June 21, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”105834″][quote comment=”105752″]I may be mistaken, but I believe that in the 75th season, after the All-Star break the original 6 wore throw back sweaters, not their darks at home. They actualy wore them when they played other original 6 teams when on the road to if my memory servs me right. I’d investigate this, but I have to get at least a moresel of work done today.[/quote]

    If I recall correctly, after the all-star game, all teams switched to dark at home, white on the road.[/quote]

    That’s similar to what the WHL did this year. At the break, they switched from darks at home to whites at home.

  • Joey Guns | June 21, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • Tom | June 21, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    Another vote for white at home in the NHL

  • UW justin | June 21, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    hmmm, i wonder why they’ve announced that steroid testing is coming to golf…

  • Cathy | June 21, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    U.S. Women’s National team came out with a new look today. Including a gold jersey and new home white with gold trim.

  • Jeff B | June 21, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    About the Eyre brothers:

    I didn’t see that part of the broadcast, but the Have a Ball thing is just a sponsored segment. As already mentioned their family has already worn similar jerseys and this was just another photo op. All I have to say is they were talking abou thow before the game the brothers went out to the outfield and played some catch with each other. Thats the kind of moment that only sports can bring. A sort of manly misty eye moment.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Vancouver is changing back to blue/green (think retro) colour scheme and introducing a new road logo based on Johnny Canuck. Since the sale of the ‘Nucks, the new owner doesn’t see the need to continue with the hideous logo/advertisement for Orca Bay. Plus, the retro jerseys have been outselling the actual jerseys since the lockout, so the money is on Blue/Green.[/quote]
    The Johnny Canuck logo was just a photoshop job done by a fan.[/quote]

    From wikipedia: Johnny Canuck was a Canadian cartoon hero and superhero who was created as a political cartoon in 1869 and was later re-invented, first in 1942, then in 1975.
    http://en.wikipedia....

    He would make an amazing logo too.

  • Ryan | June 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    I really don’t have a strong opinion one way or the other about whether or not NHL teams wear white at home (and I consider myself a bit of a purist), but it isn’t happening this year. The Board of Governors voted on it yesterday, and darks will continue to be worn at home this season.

    Concerning the new Pitt logo: here’s a screenshot from a new facebook.com group, which advocates dropping the “otter logo” and switching back to the “Pitt script.” 1,115 Pitt students–myself including–have already joined.

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”105843″][quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    hmmm, i wonder why they’ve announced that steroid testing is coming to golf…[/quote]

    It’s definitely interesting timing. I’ve wondered if steroids would really help you in golf. It seems that if you were to bulky your swing would be stiff. I think you would have to change your swing if you got too big, which I can’t imagine would be good for your score.

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    all day on sunday i was thinking,
    is tiger wearing a system of dress mock t?

    it looked much more form fitting than the usual mock t’s.

  • timmy b | June 21, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    i think they said that tiger requested size “M” from nike as opposed to size “L” that he had before.

    congrats to “papa” woods!

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”105844″]U.S. Women’s National team came out with a new look today. Including a gold jersey and new home white with gold trim.[/quote]
    The gold jersey is terrible. The whites are OK. I don’t hate em, but I don’t love em.

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”105851″][quote comment=”105843″][quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    hmmm, i wonder why they’ve announced that steroid testing is coming to golf…[/quote]

    It’s definitely interesting timing. I’ve wondered if steroids would really help you in golf. It seems that if you were to bulky your swing would be stiff. I think you would have to change your swing if you got too big, which I can’t imagine would be good for your score.[/quote]

    I think he was pass any test for ‘roids.

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”105683″][quote comment=”105681″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    New Bruins logo is up on their site:

    http://bruins.nhl.co...

    Bruins have a pretty nice timeline of logos on the site as well.[/quote]

    Cool! Always wondered what the hell the spoke was…

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...
    f’n right, so far so good…I hope the Maple Leafs don’t let the same person who designs the Blue Jays logo get a hold of their merchandise. Personally I think they should have an exact replica of an actual maple leaf, veins and all.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105828″][quote comment=”105826″]Here’s another view of the uni.[/quote]

    Awesome view.

    Looks like they’re introducing Claude Julien as their draft pic, not their coach[/quote]

    THANK GOD horizontal stripes have not left us…I can live with that uni!

  • Paul Lukas | June 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    New ESPN column is up — look here.

  • jeff | June 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    Found these ideas for possible new Canucks logo/jersey designs. They are finally headed in the right direction.
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    \\S643732\Info\js01259\Desktop\canucks-uniforms.gif

  • jeff | June 21, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    Argh…clearly I don’t know HTML

  • RefUni | June 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Coulmbus is making changes, and its rumoured that Ottawa will be doing some tweaking….

  • MH | June 21, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    Jeff: should I hold onto it or can I post?

    MH: If we can’t get some inside dope on this blog, what good is it?

    Paul: Fair enough. The Bruins have actually been a slight pain in the butt to deal with — go for it, Jeff.

    Excellent. Kudos to Paul (and Jeff).

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 1:26 pm |

    another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team!

  • seven | June 21, 2007 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”105685″]Ipswich Town (English Championship League Team) must have really liked the US National Team’s 3rd Jersey…here is thier new home jersey next year.[/quote]
    Closer to the other way around. That’s pretty much a retro Ipswich shirt from teh 80s.

  • marlowe | June 21, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”105700″][quote comment=”105652″]Laura Quinn (Brady’s sister) approves of the Eyre’s jerseys:

    http://farm2.static....

    What the…? The Cubs Circle C logo on a grey away uniform. Come on, now!!! That’s not right.[/quote]

    It is right. In 1909 and 1910, the first years of that logo, it did appear on the road grays

  • David | June 21, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    I haven’t read through the comments to see if anyone had mentioned this, but slate.com is running a photo slideshow/essay on the American soccer team’s uniforms, available here

  • Cathy | June 21, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”105874″]I haven’t read through the comments to see if anyone had mentioned this, but slate.com is running a photo slideshow/essay on the American soccer team’s uniforms, available here[/quote]
    Someone mentioned that a few days ago. As far as the new U.S. Womens teams jersey’s go….the gold is awful. I’m not against using gold, it is a unique idea, but the non-matching shoulder stripes are awful, they look unbalanced. The stripes are too thick anyway and look bad on the white jersey…ugh.

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”105875″][quote comment=”105874″]I haven’t read through the comments to see if anyone had mentioned this, but slate.com is running a photo slideshow/essay on the American soccer team’s uniforms, available here[/quote]
    Someone mentioned that a few days ago. As far as the new U.S. Womens teams jersey’s go….the gold is awful. I’m not against using gold, it is a unique idea, but the non-matching shoulder stripes are awful, they look unbalanced. The stripes are too thick anyway and look bad on the white jersey…ugh.[/quote]
    I think if they came out with the gold right after winning the World Cup it would make sense, but why now?

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”105833″][quote comment=”105726″][quote comment=”105663″]RE: NHL Home Jersey

    I vote for White at home.[/quote]

    White is boring lets keep the color for home[/quote]

    Color at home is boring, go to the game its always Home color vs white (generic). it always looks like the same game. Home whites mean that every visiting team looks different, its more interesting to see.[/quote]

    Well now, that is a good point from the Uni Watcher angle!

  • Kip Whiffle | June 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are introducing their new uniforms before the start of the draft Friday. So why is it no one has leaked the new Blue Jackets unis? Because no one cares? Surely, someone cares, right?

  • Joe Drennan | June 21, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”105879″]The Columbus Blue Jackets are introducing their new uniforms before the start of the draft Friday. So why is it no one has leaked the new Blue Jackets unis? Because no one cares? Surely, someone cares, right?[/quote]
    Columbus has profeesional Hockey? I thought the Buckeyes were the only team in town?

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    Now now… I think what you are seeing is more the female influence on his wardrobe to wear snug fitting sleeves to show off his guns. He has always doen tons of weight training. After ten years or even five straight years of it, the build-up is more evident. They commented during the open about how he is wearing his sleeves tighter to show off his guns (and if he was using, don’t you think he wopuld hide it?). Hope this post squashes this chain.

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”105851″][quote comment=”105843″][quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    hmmm, i wonder why they’ve announced that steroid testing is coming to golf…[/quote]

    It’s definitely interesting timing. I’ve wondered if steroids would really help you in golf. It seems that if you were to bulky your swing would be stiff. I think you would have to change your swing if you got too big, which I can’t imagine would be good for your score.[/quote]

    And not at all intersting timing with the Tour de France coming up in a week or two!

  • Kip Whiffle | June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    By the way, I think Uni Watch was indirectly referenced on XM 204 today — you know, the hockey channel. The show’s subject was NHL uniform changes and a caller mentioned a Web site that dealt with sports uniforms. I think he was talking about the changes in the Bruins uniform.

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    At this point I’m not even sure I care anymore…sigh.

    Of the choices listed, I actually like Dempsey–granted he doesn’t have the managerial (sp?)experience, but he has had to sit through every damn game this season as a MASN analyst, so at the very least he does know the “ins and outs” of the team, plus he’d be well recieved by the Baltimore fans.

  • Brady | June 21, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    After all that talk about Rice’s basic white jersey, they sport these. I think they are kind of stupid looking.

    Sorry, I couldn’t find a color photo.

  • ChrisS | June 21, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    RE: Twins logo on the stirrups

    About a week ago the Twins gave away a Bert Blyleven bronze statuette to the first 10,000 fans. I was pleasently surprised by the attention to detail, including the M logo on the stirrups…

  • chris | June 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”105879″]The Columbus Blue Jackets are introducing their new uniforms before the start of the draft Friday. So why is it no one has leaked the new Blue Jackets unis? Because no one cares? Surely, someone cares, right?[/quote]
    haha, I care ’cause Hitch is a good guy and with his love of hockey and all things militaria Blue Jackets are a great fit. I think it was already known that they were going with last year’s alternate logo as the primary one though I could be wrong.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.

  • Kip Whiffle | June 21, 2007 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”105889″][quote comment=”105879″]The Columbus Blue Jackets are introducing their new uniforms before the start of the draft Friday. So why is it no one has leaked the new Blue Jackets unis? Because no one cares? Surely, someone cares, right?[/quote]
    haha, I care ’cause Hitch is a good guy and with his love of hockey and all things militaria Blue Jackets are a great fit. I think it was already known that they were going with last year’s alternate logo as the primary one though I could be wrong.[/quote]

    I actually care about the Blue Jackets, too. I have inlaws in Columbus who have become huge hockey fans since the team began playing there. So, anything to advance the popularity of hockey is cool with me.

  • SpartyCuse | June 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    The Blue Jackets are just making their alternate logo from last year the primary one this year. So theres really no surprise in terms of what they are doing.

  • Jason | June 21, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”105883″][quote comment=”105851″][quote comment=”105843″][quote comment=”105841″]Is it me, or is Tiger Woods all of a sudden super jacked?

    http://cache.deadspi...

    hmmm, i wonder why they’ve announced that steroid testing is coming to golf…[/quote]

    It’s definitely interesting timing. I’ve wondered if steroids would really help you in golf. It seems that if you were to bulky your swing would be stiff. I think you would have to change your swing if you got too big, which I can’t imagine would be good for your score.[/quote]

    And not at all intersting timing with the Tour de France coming up in a week or two![/quote]

    I don’t think Tiger is on the juice, I just thought it was kind of funny that he comes out wearing a tight shirt and then two days later the PGA says they are going to start testing. Probably a coincedence but still somewhat humorous to me.

  • Big O | June 21, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”105890″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.[/quote]

    We had one he wasn’t worth his weight in ….. anything.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”105879″]The Columbus Blue Jackets are introducing their new uniforms before the start of the draft Friday. So why is it no one has leaked the new Blue Jackets unis? Because no one cares? Surely, someone cares, right?[/quote]
    Here’s some love for the Columbus Blue Jackets
    noone cares? that’s harsh.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”105885″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    At this point I’m not even sure I care anymore…sigh.

    Of the choices listed, I actually like Dempsey–granted he doesn’t have the managerial (sp?)experience, but he has had to sit through every damn game this season as a MASN analyst, so at the very least he does know the “ins and outs” of the team, plus he’d be well recieved by the Baltimore fans.[/quote]

    But Dempsey is a yes man that the players don’t really respect…Davey Johnson all the way!

  • Sean Janssen | June 21, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    Anyone else notice the Brazil team photos link to a blog that’s kinda…ahem, gay? (NTTAWWT)
    No U.S. soccer team should wear gold. That is not one of our national colors.
    I wish teams would wear their colors at home personally. White is usually not your team’s color, so why would you always want to see them wearing it?

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”105894″][quote comment=”105890″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.[/quote]

    We had one he wasn’t worth his weight in ….. anything.[/quote]
    You can have Mattingly, he’s nothing but dead weight for us. Where’s Cal??

  • TBDRO | June 21, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105811″]Now presenting, your Rio de Janeiro Devil Rays![/quote]
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh K

    Care to explain?

  • Nolan | June 21, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105820″][quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...

    Several people have forwarded these to me today — I hadn’t previously seen them. My two primary reactions: (1) I love them. (2) They seem too retro-ish for today’s NHL — the striping, the lace-up collar, the shoulder yoke, etc. Is this really gonna be the Bruins’ game uni? Or is it a throwback? I hope the former, but I’m kinda skeptical.

    On the other hand, the photos do seem to match what’s shown in this graphic from today’s Boston Globe, so maybe this IS their gamer.

    If so, I’m gonna be really, really happy.[/quote]

    It has to be the gamer. You said no throwbacks for this season. Right?

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105900″][quote comment=”105894″][quote comment=”105890″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.[/quote]

    We had one he wasn’t worth his weight in ….. anything.[/quote]
    You can have Mattingly, he’s nothing but dead weight for us. Where’s Cal??[/quote]

    Cal is just like every other true Oriole fan…wants nothing to do with Peter Angelos.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”105903″][quote comment=”105900″][quote comment=”105894″][quote comment=”105890″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.[/quote]

    We had one he wasn’t worth his weight in ….. anything.[/quote]
    You can have Mattingly, he’s nothing but dead weight for us. Where’s Cal??[/quote]

    Cal is just like every other true Oriole fan…wants nothing to do with Peter Angelos.[/quote]
    the hell man, why is it we have these idiot owners who try their hardest to ruin these historic franchises. [->see Chicago Blackhawks.]

  • Dan | June 21, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”105813″]http://www.hockeyjournal.com/imgs/Boston%20Bruins%20Images/200706_white_jersey.png

    http://www.hockeyjou...

    That should make Wings, Rangers and Habs fans pretty happy…to see that you CAN fit traditional old-school type designs onto the new jerseys. I like the laces and the whole overall design. Simple. (And I didn’t mind the serifs.)

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”105904″][quote comment=”105903″][quote comment=”105900″][quote comment=”105894″][quote comment=”105890″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]
    And that’s why your team will remain behind the Devil Rays.[/quote]

    We had one he wasn’t worth his weight in ….. anything.[/quote]
    You can have Mattingly, he’s nothing but dead weight for us. Where’s Cal??[/quote]

    Cal is just like every other true Oriole fan…wants nothing to do with Peter Angelos.[/quote]
    the hell man, why is it we have these idiot owners who try their hardest to ruin these historic franchises. [->see Chicago Blackhawks.][/quote]

    It’s one thing to have an owner who makes idiot decisions, but his heart is in the right place (see: Dan Snyder), but owners like Angelos who treat the ownership of a team purely as a business venture ruin the experience for the fans. The ironic thing is that most of these types of owners don’t seem to realize is that best way to make $ is get the average fan interested in the team by winning a few games and actually being involved in a playoff race once in a while.

  • Joshua Eisenberg | June 21, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    Real quick tidbit on why Jeter received number 2 as a Yankee. Also talks about the Rockies player who idolizes Jeter – and also wears 2.

    http://bats.blogs.ny...

  • Brownie | June 21, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    Pretty good video here showing the new Bruin’s jersey hanging in the back.

    http://www.boston.co...

  • WVU Tom | June 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”105898″][quote comment=”105885″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    At this point I’m not even sure I care anymore…sigh.

    Of the choices listed, I actually like Dempsey–granted he doesn’t have the managerial (sp?)experience, but he has had to sit through every damn game this season as a MASN analyst, so at the very least he does know the “ins and outs” of the team, plus he’d be well recieved by the Baltimore fans.[/quote]

    But Dempsey is a yes man that the players don’t really respect…Davey Johnson all the way![/quote]

    If that’s true then I stand corrected, but you have to remember that it’s been 10 years since Johnson had his success in B’more. Perhaps the ghost of Earl Weaver is available…

  • John Baranowski | June 21, 2007 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Vancouver is changing back to blue/green (think retro) colour scheme and introducing a new road logo based on Johnny Canuck. Since the sale of the ‘Nucks, the new owner doesn’t see the need to continue with the hideous logo/advertisement for Orca Bay. Plus, the retro jerseys have been outselling the actual jerseys since the lockout, so the money is on Blue/Green.[/quote]
    The Johnny Canuck logo was just a photoshop job done by a fan.[/quote]

    exactly right, the canucks ownership has said repeatedly that they’re keeping the orca (but i wouldn’t be suprised if the colors went back to blue and green)

    Columbus has profeesional Hockey? I thought the Buckeyes were the only team in town? [/quote]

    considering that the blue jackets have sold out every game in their history, i think people care. in fact, columbus happens to be the best (or second best, considering the wild) espansion of the nhl, they’ve discovered a real hockey hotbed

  • Terri | June 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    considering that the blue jackets have sold out every game in their history, i think people care. in fact, columbus happens to be the best (or second best, considering the wild) espansion of the nhl, they’ve discovered a real hockey hotbed[/quote]

    I would disagree with that statement…the Stars are the most successful expansion team…they brought the sport to a state where it wasn’t even a thought before, and showed there was a market in the south/southwest and they’ve consistently been a top team- columbus and minnesota can’t say that

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    Does anyone else get their posts eaten and have them disappear into cyberspace?

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”105915″][quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    considering that the blue jackets have sold out every game in their history, i think people care. in fact, columbus happens to be the best (or second best, considering the wild) espansion of the nhl, they’ve discovered a real hockey hotbed[/quote]

    I would disagree with that statement…the Stars are the most successful expansion team…they brought the sport to a state where it wasn’t even a thought before, and showed there was a market in the south/southwest and they’ve consistently been a top team- columbus and minnesota can’t say that[/quote]
    ..a rock and a hard place. Dallas has a Stanley Cup. Minnesota has rabid fans. Columbus’ support is strong and continues to grow.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Found some great NW sports/hockey history images.

    BC Sports Hall of Fame Gallery click on the year and see a small montage of images with great uni related tidbits. Like the hockey jerseys in this one.

  • Nolan | June 21, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”105919″][quote comment=”105915″][quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    considering that the blue jackets have sold out every game in their history, i think people care. in fact, columbus happens to be the best (or second best, considering the wild) espansion of the nhl, they’ve discovered a real hockey hotbed[/quote]

    I would disagree with that statement…the Stars are the most successful expansion team…they brought the sport to a state where it wasn’t even a thought before, and showed there was a market in the south/southwest and they’ve consistently been a top team- columbus and minnesota can’t say that[/quote]
    ..a rock and a hard place. Dallas has a Stanley Cup. Minnesota has rabid fans. Columbus’ support is strong and continues to grow.[/quote]

    Problem is…Dallas isn’t an expansion team neither is Pheonix, Carolina or Colorado.

    They moved there, the league didn’t expand.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105910″][quote comment=”105898″][quote comment=”105885″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    At this point I’m not even sure I care anymore…sigh.

    Of the choices listed, I actually like Dempsey–granted he doesn’t have the managerial (sp?)experience, but he has had to sit through every damn game this season as a MASN analyst, so at the very least he does know the “ins and outs” of the team, plus he’d be well recieved by the Baltimore fans.[/quote]

    But Dempsey is a yes man that the players don’t really respect…Davey Johnson all the way![/quote]

    If that’s true then I stand corrected, but you have to remember that it’s been 10 years since Johnson had his success in B’more. Perhaps the ghost of Earl Weaver is available…[/quote]

    I mean he’s been passed over twice for the job, taken out of uniform 2 years ago and put into the post game show that looks like it’s produced by 3rd graders…they don’t want him near the players.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    Also look at this Portland buckaroos page, the game used memorabilia section is gold by itself but there are also images of the trophies won and old team photos and action shots.

    http://www.portlandb...

    I love this image.

  • Dan | June 21, 2007 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”105932″][quote comment=”105910″][quote comment=”105898″][quote comment=”105885″][quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    At this point I’m not even sure I care anymore…sigh.

    Of the choices listed, I actually like Dempsey–granted he doesn’t have the managerial (sp?)experience, but he has had to sit through every damn game this season as a MASN analyst, so at the very least he does know the “ins and outs” of the team, plus he’d be well recieved by the Baltimore fans.[/quote]

    But Dempsey is a yes man that the players don’t really respect…Davey Johnson all the way![/quote]

    If that’s true then I stand corrected, but you have to remember that it’s been 10 years since Johnson had his success in B’more. Perhaps the ghost of Earl Weaver is available…[/quote]

    I mean he’s been passed over twice for the job, taken out of uniform 2 years ago and put into the post game show that looks like it’s produced by 3rd graders…they don’t want him near the players.[/quote]

    I hear Frank Robinson is free…lol.

    I’d love to see Davey Johnson come back…it’s be like reversing the kharma. His firing (and not renewing Jon Miller’s radio contract) was the beginning of the End of Days for O’s baseball. Maybe if they can get Johnson back…the cosmic scales will sway back.

  • rustycruiser | June 21, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    Hideous new Wallabies Rugby Jersey:

    http://www.news.com....,,5535645,00.jpg

    I sure hope my Springboks don’t sport the same abomination of a design as well.

    Story:

    http://www.news.com....

    The Wallabies are to rattle rugby traditionalists by wearing a radical World Cup jersey with “spiderweb” grip panels and the ultimate reminder of the All Blacks’ second-best record.
    Today’s sneak peek at the new jersey shows a major departure from the classic bold gold look that Australia has worn into battle at five World Cups since 1987.

    The right sleeve is adorned with a mini-Webb Ellis Cup and the years of Australia’s two tournament triumphs, 1991 and 1999.

    If the Wallabies make it to this year’s World Cup semi-finals in Paris, those twin trophies will be in the eyeline of the All Blacks, their likely rivals and winners just once – in 1987.

    The cup count is a rugby twist on the fashion of giants in soccer. The England soccer team wears a single star to commemorate the 1966 World Cup success while Liverpool players wear five stars on their famed red jersey in European competition to honour the club’s five European Cups.

    But it is the tricked-up look of the new creation from suppliers Canterbury that will have tongues wagging among former Wallabies and fans.

    There is more green piping on the jersey than ever before, a rounded soccer-style collar and the Southern Cross has been shifted to the left sleeve because the World Cup logo dominates the right breast.

    The white web panel across the chest aids grip of the ball while the web across the shoulders is a “one percenter” to limit slipping when the scrum binds.

    Three adidas stripes, from neck to cuff, was the minimalist trimmings to the gold jersey that former Wallaby skipper David Codey wore at the 1987 World Cup.

    Codey thought the new design had gone too far. “Simplicity is best in my eyes. Have the All Blacks changed their jersey recently or ever?” Codey said.

    The modern look to the 2007 jumper should drive healthy commercial sales.

    Whatever scorn it draws will never match the thumbs-down reaction of 1997-98 when manufacturer Reebok messed with the jersey of John Eales’s teams.

    That jersey, with its green and white jigsaw panels, was variously lampooned as a “girl’s blouse” or an “SBS test pattern.”

  • Jared Wheeler | June 21, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    Would anyone happen to know if Nike was ever the official outfitters of the NBA? And if so how long? Thank you- Great Article today Paul!!

  • rustycruiser | June 21, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    Link to a gallery of some previous Wallabies rugby jersey designs.

    http://www.news.com....

  • Jeff E. | June 21, 2007 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    i’ll tell you what, the more i see pictures of the cooperalls, the more they dont look foreign to me, and in fact im starting not to mind them at all.[/quote]
    Same here. Playing hockey with friends, we all wear pants during the cooler months and we have a similar look to the Cooperalls… the NHL is a different story.

    Any have an idea of the six teams changing the logos aside from BOS, WAS, TOR and maybe DAL?[/quote]

    Vancouver is changing back to blue/green (think retro) colour scheme and introducing a new road logo based on Johnny Canuck. Since the sale of the ‘Nucks, the new owner doesn’t see the need to continue with the hideous logo/advertisement for Orca Bay. Plus, the retro jerseys have been outselling the actual jerseys since the lockout, so the money is on Blue/Green.[/quote]
    The Johnny Canuck logo was just a photoshop job done by a fan.[/quote]

    exactly right, the canucks ownership has said repeatedly that they’re keeping the orca (but i wouldn’t be suprised if the colors went back to blue and green)

    Columbus has profeesional Hockey? I thought the Buckeyes were the only team in town? [/quote]

    considering that the blue jackets have sold out every game in their history, i think people care. in fact, columbus happens to be the best (or second best, considering the wild) espansion of the nhl, they’ve discovered a real hockey hotbed[/quote]

    I don’t know if they have sold out very game, but I do know that they consistantly have above 90% attendance. Pretty good considering that they’ve been one of the worst teams in the NHL since their inception.
    As for their logo, the swooping Ohio flag is supposed to be a “C” for Columbus, and the star represents Columbus as the capitol city.

  • todd krevanchi | June 21, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”105943″]Would anyone happen to know if Nike was ever the official outfitters of the NBA? And if so how long? Thank you- Great Article today Paul!![/quote]

    nike was never the official outfitter of the nba. nike was the official apparel manufacturer for about a dozen nba teams until reebok and most recently adidas was awarded the entire leagues apparel contract.

  • Terri | June 21, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    Was anyone watching the boxing on ESPN2 last night? I don’t know who it was (I was in a bar- no sound), but in a women’s match, one of the boxers was wearing a fringe, almost skirt looking thing over her shorts, and in the guys’ match right after it, one of the guys had the same thing. I know absolutely nothing about boxing, so can somebody please tell me what the hell that was?

  • Jared Wheeler | June 21, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    Thank You Todd!!

  • Robert | June 21, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    I saw in the transactions that Rob Bell was called up by the Orioles. He is one of the few pitchers to wear a single-digit number.

    Does anyone know what number he is wearing with the Orioles? The team roster on sportsline.com did not list him for some reason.

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”105957″]I saw in the transactions that Rob Bell was called up by the Orioles. He is one of the few pitchers to wear a single-digit number.

    Does anyone know what number he is wearing with the Orioles? The team roster on sportsline.com did not list him for some reason.[/quote]

    Not sure…the game is on right now though..Tejada batted 2nd and was pulled from the game after his at bat so he could extend his consecutive games streak. What a disgrace!!! Cal never did that.

    This is my team, but that’s weak…if you’re hurt take a seat or play through it.

  • Jean | June 21, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    I think he is suppose to play till the 5th inning to make it official…

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”105958″][quote comment=”105957″]I saw in the transactions that Rob Bell was called up by the Orioles. He is one of the few pitchers to wear a single-digit number.

    Does anyone know what number he is wearing with the Orioles? The team roster on sportsline.com did not list him for some reason.[/quote]

    Not sure…the game is on right now though..Tejada batted 2nd and was pulled from the game after his at bat so he could extend his consecutive games streak.

    What a disgrace!!! Cal never did that.

    This is my team, but that’s weak…if you’re hurt take a seat or play through it.[/quote]
    ahhhh, the poor Orioles. Are you sure that’s the reason he was yanked? Doesn’t sound like Tejada..

  • Graham | June 21, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    I have seen the photoshopped Johnny Canuck job, but there is some truth to the rumour. The Blue and Green is a done deal. Vancouver applied to the league to have their colours changed and no team is allowed alt jerseys next year, so for at least one year the current scheme is done (hopefully forever). And the Orca is 100% gone. Really, all that is left to be seen is what the crest will be. Could be the stick-in-rink, could be something new.
    http://www.canada.co...

  • Robert | June 21, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”105957″]I saw in the transactions that Rob Bell was called up by the Orioles. He is one of the few pitchers to wear a single-digit number.

    Does anyone know what number he is wearing with the Orioles? The team roster on sportsline.com did not list him for some reason.[/quote]

    Here is a photo of Bell wearing number six for the Rangers.

    http://i62.photobuck...

  • Wall of Beef | June 21, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    The new Bruins uniforms if anything, make it clear that the NHL is letting the teams do whatever they want. Because I think really none of us were expecting that style to be their new jersey. I was expecting 3D letters, and a pouncing bear that looks like a cat or something.

    While I don’t LOVE the Jersey, I think its good and is not going to rock any fans boats. I personally think the laster “B with Hub” looks better, but the revitalized Bruins shoulder logo is real nice. Could use something more on the sleeves or somehting, looks a little drab. But I bet when they throw some numbers on there it will look a lot nicer.

    I can’t wait for the new Caps jerseys, I hope they find a way to incorporate the original logo style in some way. I love they stars across the chest look they use to have. I also hope its not the same standard Navy Blue and Brick Red that EVERY team that has Red/White/Blue in their jerseys.

    Also, someone made a comment on several teams not having draft day hats. I am going to assume those teams that are missing are just the next batch of teams to unveil. The Panthers have made it know they are going to be updating colors and logo, and they have a draft day hat.

  • Jeff W | June 21, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”105909″]Pretty good video here showing the new Bruin’s jersey hanging in the back.

    http://www.boston.co...

    I don’t think I like the yellow patch in the yellow shoulder yoke. Makes it disappear a little.

  • Robert | June 21, 2007 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105959″]I think he is suppose to play till the 5th inning to make it official…[/quote]

    His appearance is official as soon as he is in the game. It is the game itself that becomes official after the 5th inning.

  • Wall of Beef | June 21, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    Oh, and if the Tamba Bay lightening don’t come up with a 100% new look I will be amazed. Worst logo in sports, and the Jerseys look like a high schools.

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    Why were the Cooperalls banned by the NHL in 1983? Was it a conformity thing or were they dangerous in some way?

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | June 21, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    The Blue Jacket were 19th in the League in attendance and played to 90% capacity.

    a href=”http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/attendance?year=2007″>

  • daniel_sf | June 21, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Did anyone see Manny Ramirez in the dugout after his homerun last night against the Braves? He was wearing his Red Sox do rag, as usual, but it was inside out with the tag sticking straight up. Not to mention he had his dreadlocked hair in French braids. And he also went back to his pajama pants look. He had been experimenting with the high shin look for a few games.

  • Jeff W | June 21, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”105876″][quote comment=”105875″][quote comment=”105874″]I haven’t read through the comments to see if anyone had mentioned this, but slate.com is running a photo slideshow/essay on the American soccer team’s uniforms, available here[/quote]
    Someone mentioned that a few days ago. As far as the new U.S. Womens teams jersey’s go….the gold is awful. I’m not against using gold, it is a unique idea, but the non-matching shoulder stripes are awful, they look unbalanced. The stripes are too thick anyway and look bad on the white jersey…ugh.[/quote]
    I think if they came out with the gold right after winning the World Cup it would make sense, but why now?[/quote]

    Agreed. The gold would have made sense afterwinning an olympic gold, but now? And, it looks bad. Don’t mind the bit of gold in the White jersey though.

  • Carl G | June 21, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”105968″][quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    Why were the Cooperalls banned by the NHL in 1983? Was it a conformity thing or were they dangerous in some way?

  • Joe H | June 21, 2007 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”105960″]

    Not sure…the game is on right now though..Tejada batted 2nd and was pulled from the game after his at bat so he could extend his consecutive games streak.

    What a disgrace!!! Cal never did that.

    This is my team, but that’s weak…if you’re hurt take a seat or play through it.[/quote]
    ahhhh, the poor Orioles. Are you sure that’s the reason he was yanked? Doesn’t sound like Tejada..[/quote]

    He was hit by a pitch in the wrist last night, so that’s why he’s bailing.

  • Broker75 | June 21, 2007 at 4:56 pm |

    Why were the Cooperalls banned by the NHL in 1983? Was it a conformity thing or were they dangerous in some way?


    Following considerable criticism and concern for player safety, the NHL banned the use of long pants.
    pic

  • Cathy | June 21, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”105901″][quote comment=”105811″]Now presenting, your Rio de Janeiro Devil Rays![/quote]
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh K

    Care to explain?[/quote]

    I think he is comparing these to these ….pretty funny!

  • Shaftman | June 21, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”105996″][quote comment=”105901″][quote comment=”105811″]Now presenting, your Rio de Janeiro Devil Rays![/quote]
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh K

    Care to explain?[/quote]

    I think he is comparing these to these ….pretty funny![/quote]

    Why Wade, Why?!?!

  • Jaye | June 21, 2007 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”105970″]Did anyone see Manny Ramirez in the dugout after his homerun last night against the Braves? He was wearing his Red Sox do rag, as usual, but it was inside out with the tag sticking straight up. Not to mention he had his dreadlocked hair in French braids. And he also went back to his pajama pants look. He had been experimenting with the high shin look for a few games.[/quote]

    Actually, it’s more of a skullcap
    http://shop.cmausa.o...

    than a do rag

    http://4imgs.com/400...

    Yeah, I know you were dying to know that.

  • Jaye | June 21, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    P.S. I only mention it beacuse my son wants to wear one (a do rag) and I simply refuse to let that happen on my watch. It’s usually seen as an urban “black thing,” but all the white kids on our Little League team seem to be wearing them now. My kid, who is black, is the only one NOT wearing one at this time.

  • Andrew F | June 21, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    ther’s nothing wrong with long pants for hockey. I’ve been wearing them for years http://photos-205.ak...

  • thetook (stan) | June 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”105844″]U.S. Women’s National team came out with a new look today. Including a gold jersey and new home white with gold trim.[/quote]

    horrid look. gold is so tacky. horrid look!

  • Philly Bill | June 21, 2007 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”105961″]I have seen the photoshopped Johnny Canuck job, but there is some truth to the rumour. The Blue and Green is a done deal. Vancouver applied to the league to have their colours changed and no team is allowed alt jerseys next year, so for at least one year the current scheme is done (hopefully forever). And the Orca is 100% gone. Really, all that is left to be seen is what the crest will be. Could be the stick-in-rink, could be something new.
    http://www.canada.co...[/quote]

    If the Orca is gone, why is this still available on NHL.com when the new Caps and Bruins caps aren’t available yet? (See post 18.)

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”106008″][quote comment=”105844″]U.S. Women’s National team came out with a new look today. Including a gold jersey and new home white with gold trim.[/quote]

    horrid look. gold is so tacky. horrid look![/quote]

    Hmmmm, think I want a brat with some spicy mustard…

  • SWC Susan | June 21, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”106010″][quote comment=”105961″]I have seen the photoshopped Johnny Canuck job, but there is some truth to the rumour. The Blue and Green is a done deal. Vancouver applied to the league to have their colours changed and no team is allowed alt jerseys next year, so for at least one year the current scheme is done (hopefully forever). And the Orca is 100% gone. Really, all that is left to be seen is what the crest will be. Could be the stick-in-rink, could be something new.
    http://www.canada.co...[/quote]

    If the Orca is gone, why is this still available on NHL.com when the new Caps and Bruins caps aren’t available yet? (See post 18.)[/quote]

    Check yesterday’s thread… I believe at one point the old Caps draft cap was there. It just got enough attention to get pulled.

  • Luke Larson | June 21, 2007 at 6:48 pm |

    ther’s nothing wrong with long pants for hockey. I’ve been wearing them for years http://photos-205.ak

    yeah, ROLLER HOCKEY!

  • Billy D | June 21, 2007 at 6:56 pm |

    Paul, replying to your ESPN Article, another promotion that the St. Paul Saints do is that you can get a haircut at the game. a link is here: http://www.ballparkd...

    Thought I could pass that along to you (not quite uni related but still interesting)

  • BurghFan | June 21, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    Am I the only one who noticed that when Sosa hit his 600th HR, he hit it (appropriately) off #21 (Jason Marquis) of the Cubs?

  • Andy from KC | June 21, 2007 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    Just curious, were you OK with Hank Bauer & Johnny Oates? (I’d add Lee Mazzilli but I think I know the answer to that one.)

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”105944″]Link to a gallery of some previous Wallabies rugby jersey designs.

    http://www.news.com....

    My favorite one of the bunch.

  • Fleeser | June 21, 2007 at 7:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Do you mean stirrups? It appears that all the players are wearing white sannies.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 7:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”106012″][quote comment=”106010″][quote comment=”105961″]I have seen the photoshopped Johnny Canuck job, but there is some truth to the rumour. The Blue and Green is a done deal. Vancouver applied to the league to have their colours changed and no team is allowed alt jerseys next year, so for at least one year the current scheme is done (hopefully forever). And the Orca is 100% gone. Really, all that is left to be seen is what the crest will be. Could be the stick-in-rink, could be something new.
    http://www.canada.co...[/quote]

    If the Orca is gone, why is this still available on NHL.com when the new Caps and Bruins caps aren’t available yet? (See post 18.)[/quote]

    Check yesterday’s thread… I believe at one point the old Caps draft cap was there. It just got enough attention to get pulled.[/quote]

    The old Washington draft hat and the old Bruins draft hat are still on the site, they just took them down yesterday, because tomorrow is Friday I assume.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    These draft day hats are awful in person by the way.

  • redemske | June 21, 2007 at 8:15 pm |

    Kenny Rogers is wearing last year’s BP hat … again.

  • Brett | June 21, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    You think Reebok would’ve used a different template between the NFL Draft hats and the NHL Draft Hats.

  • Brett | June 21, 2007 at 9:02 pm |

    Oh yeah, home white jerseys for the NHL is the way to go.

  • CJ | June 21, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    On advice from Paul to post this here:
    On fencing, an understandably ignored uniform-wise sport. Adidas apparently makes some fencing shoes and a jacket.
    http://www.blue-gaun...
    http://www.blue-gaun...
    http://www.blue-gaun...
    http://www.blue-gaun...

    I thought I’d pass these along with a question: Does adidas sell their logo out to companies or do they legitimately make these shoes (and jacket)? Note the inflated jacket price. I’m not sure, and they obviously don’t list them at their home site. What gives? I fence, and wear their shoes, but I don’t understand where the adidas part is coming from.

  • Chris Doran | June 21, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”106052″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    You think Reebok would’ve used a different template between the NFL Draft hats and the NHL Draft Hats.[/quote]
    Maybe it’s my eyes, but do the logos on the NHL hats look a little fake?
    Flyers Hat:

    http://nhl.imageg.ne...
    Bengals Hat:

    http://nfl.imageg.ne...

    Kinda like the Flyers logo and the word Philadelphia were photshopped, notice how the top bar of the Flyers logo disappears, rather than wrapping around.

    That and the old Caps and Old Bruin logos also look rather flat

  • Flip | June 21, 2007 at 9:40 pm |

    Paul,

    Nifty ESPN column. I don’t think I’ve ever opened so many links. About the guy sliding into second, are those blown elastic pants or is that part of the pajama effect? Disgusting.

  • rustycruiser | June 21, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    http://www.rugby.com...

    The new CCC Wallabies jersey is slightly better looking in the above head on shot. Still looks like the Socceroos should be wearing it. Rugby jerseys have collars.

  • Michael R. | June 21, 2007 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”106060″]http://www.rugby.com.au/verve/_resources/Wallabies_RWC_2007_jersey_small.jpg

    The new CCC Wallabies jersey is slightly better looking in the above head on shot. Still looks like the Socceroos should be wearing it. Rugby jerseys have collars.[/quote]

    Still want one of these.

  • Murphy | June 21, 2007 at 10:16 pm |

    I really like what the Bruins have done (of course, I’m just talking uni’s here – the team is a WHOLE different story). The logos are very nice – much better than I could have hoped for in today’s NHL. I very much like the black sweaters but I’m a little less enthusiastic about the whites.
    After seeing the black ones first I was expecting the colors on the white ones to mirror the Orr era but was kinda shocked to see the black shoulders and the inverted black and white on the striping. I think I will grow to like them though as they aren’t bad just different than I was expecting.

  • felix | June 21, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    Got my membership packet in the mail yesterday; thought I’d give a shout out to Paul, Scott, Vince and all the others behind the scenes for putting this all together. Good work, my friends, and thank you.

  • David | June 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm |

    Test to see if I can do links…

    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • =bg= | June 22, 2007 at 12:27 am |

    Rams did a deal with Russell, announced last Dec. How Linehan can wear a Russell shirt during minicamp makes no sense..I thought that was Reebok property?…….

    http://www.stlouisra...

  • Kim | June 22, 2007 at 12:33 am |

    The Washington Caps have given in and released a photo of the new red jersey.

    Also, the Washington Post’s has an article with some descriptions of the number fonts and colors and some of the effort that went into it.

    I’m sure Paul will chime in, but my opinion is that I’m underwhelmed by this. I don’t like wordmark logos on hockey uniforms, and I don’t like the DC United/Pontiac Firebird/Minor League Lacrosse shoulder patch. And the white stripes that go the length of the sleeve seem minor league to me.

  • Kim | June 22, 2007 at 12:39 am |

    [quote comment=”106058″][quote comment=”106052″][quote comment=”105680″]this belongs to yesterday’s blog but I went around the NHL shop and only 25 team’s Draft Day hats are shown. Missing from the group is Anaheim, Boston, Ottawa, San Jose and Washington. Think it might means some changes are in store for those teams or am I reading into it too much?[/quote]

    You think Reebok would’ve used a different template between the NFL Draft hats and the NHL Draft Hats.[/quote]
    Maybe it’s my eyes, but do the logos on the NHL hats look a little fake?
    Flyers Hat:

    http://nhl.imageg.ne...
    Bengals Hat:

    http://nfl.imageg.ne...

    Kinda like the Flyers logo and the word Philadelphia were photshopped, notice how the top bar of the Flyers logo disappears, rather than wrapping around.

    That and the old Caps and Old Bruin logos also look rather flat[/quote]

    Uh, yeah. It’s just a graphic superimposed on a hat, it’s not a picture of the actual product.

  • Nolan | June 22, 2007 at 12:46 am |

    Interesting quote out of the Washington article:

    Six other teams — Boston, Columbus, Ottawa, San Jose, Tampa Bay, and Vancouver — also will make changes to their uniforms as the NHL switches to a new form-fitting uniform designed by Reebok. The Capitals’ overhaul is among the most extensive because both the logo and colors are completely different.

    Dallas isn’t mentioned. I wonder who is wrong?

  • Bill | June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am |

    Regarding the US Women’s National Team jerseys, isn’t it a bit presumptious to wear a gold jersey? Shouldn’t they at least win the World Cup first, then bring them out?

  • Terri | June 22, 2007 at 1:01 am |

    [quote comment=”106106″]Interesting quote out of the Washington article:

    Six other teams — Boston, Columbus, Ottawa, San Jose, Tampa Bay, and Vancouver — also will make changes to their uniforms as the NHL switches to a new form-fitting uniform designed by Reebok. The Capitals’ overhaul is among the most extensive because both the logo and colors are completely different.

    Dallas isn’t mentioned. I wonder who is wrong?[/quote]

    Oh man, I HOPE the Post is right and Dallas gets to keep their star design. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • John Baranowski | June 22, 2007 at 1:28 am |

    [quote comment=”105968″][quote comment=”105913″][quote comment=”105837″][quote comment=”105798″][quote comment=”105769″][quote comment=”105755″][quote comment=”105749″]
    Yes! The graphic in the article titled “Changing Their Stripes” has the Flyers in Cooperalls![/quote]

    Why were the Cooperalls banned by the NHL in 1983? Was it a conformity thing or were they dangerous in some way?[/quote]

    supposedly, when players fell to the ice, they’d slide a whole lot more in pants than in the normal short pants and socks, to the point where hitting into the boards was dangerous.

    from nhluniforms.com:
    “For the 1981-82 season, the Philadelphia Flyers introduced the decade’s most radical idea — long pants, as modeled here by Brian Propp. The idea behind the new pants, manufactured by Cooper under the name Cooperall, was to create a faster, lighter uniform, with lighter padding underneath. The pants did make the skaters faster; unfortunately, they were also faster whenever they took a spill and would crash very hard into the boards. The Hartford Whalers joined the Flyers in wearing long pants the following season. At the end of the 1982-83 season, the NHL outlawed the long pants, causing both the Flyers and the Whalers to revert back to the old faithful, time-tested short pants.”

    makes you kinda wonder why nobody mentioned these when the “sleeker, ultra fast” RBK edge jerseys were introduced…i mean the socks are a completely different, much smoother fabric, new pants, and of course a sleek jersey that water runs off of…sounds more dangerous to me than cooperalls.

    and the pic posed above with cooperalls…is that the soviet team?!?! i can’t tell, but it looks like there’s a CP on the goalie’s jersey…i mean sweater…sorry, my americanness is showing

  • Sage Confucius | June 22, 2007 at 4:49 am |

    [quote comment=”105868″]another THANK GOD!

    No Yankee shall lead my team![/quote]

    Or a Yankee has enough sense to not work for the nut who owns the O’s.

  • Kim | June 22, 2007 at 7:43 am |

    [quote comment=”106109″]Regarding the US Women’s National Team jerseys, isn’t it a bit presumptious to wear a gold jersey? Shouldn’t they at least win the World Cup first, then bring them out?[/quote]

    While not defending World Cup champions, the US Women have won the Women’s World Cup twice. (out of four tournaments).

    And the US Women are the reigning Olympic Gold Medal winners from the last Olympics.

    In women’s soccer, the Olympics is nearly as big as the World Cup. Add to that, that both the Women’s World Cup, and Olympics will be held in China over the next two years.

    Yes, it’s a jersey with a statement, but the women have what it takes to back that kind of statement.

  • Jeff | June 22, 2007 at 9:25 am |

    http://i9.photobucke...

    Now that’s some proper hosiery action in that pic!

  • Chris | June 22, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”106042″][quote comment=”105669″][quote comment=”105664″]And the most annoying thing to me about this pic is that the “00” is upside-down.

    The fat part of the number should be on the right. If you look inside the number you will see that the hole makes a “D.” We had a saying when making jerseys with those types of fonts (Capitals mainly), “There’s no D in zero.”[/quote]

    The other part that no one has pointed out is the player on the right (#9) and the catcher are wearing black sani’s while everyone else is wearing red.[/quote]

    Do you mean stirrups? It appears that all the players are wearing white sannies.[/quote]

    They appear to be All-Star jerseys. Notice the differences in the gray pants.

  • ScottyJ in WV | June 27, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”106261″]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a80/SteveJRogers/scan2.jpg

    Now that’s some proper hosiery action in that pic![/quote]

    You got that right!! The best ones (in my opinion) are the 4 players on the right hand side (as you look at it) of the front row, Yastrzemski, Rice, Porter, and White.

    Man, how great would that look if a big league team did that now?? Dare to dream…..