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Saturday Open Thread

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The Giants are wearing small black patches bearing the phrase “Beck 47” in honor of former Giants pitcher Rod Beck, who passed away last week at the age of 38. Closer view here. —Vince

 

65 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Scott Novosel | June 30, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    I’m a little late, but OSU’s baseball unis were real nice. Nike did a good job on those.

  • Joe | June 30, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    I’m a little late, but OSU’s baseball unis were real nice. Nike did a good job on those.

    Are you talking about the gray pinstriped unis with the white OSU on them? If so, I thought they were atrocious. The all-white lettering looked like an afterthought.

  • Stuby | June 30, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    My, thats quite a bit of flair for just one sleeve.

  • Jeff E. | June 30, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    I think it would have been a better honor for Beck if the patch were in the shape of a beer can. ;-)

  • Chris | June 30, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    There are 25 players on the Gaints and you had to show that Peice of s#@t

  • Erik | June 30, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    What’s the email for uniwatch?

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 30, 2007 at 11:27 am |

    Last night, in the Philadelphia Soul vs. Orlando Predators game, Charles Pauley, #19 for the Soul, had the 9 on his back torn off. No pictures though.

  • thetook (stan) | June 30, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”111188″]What’s the email for uniwatch?[/quote]

    look for the “contact” link on the list on top.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 30, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    I don’t know if we’ve discussed this particular case before, but I found a photo of Sammy Sosa with a captain’s C on his sleeve. Most other players with the C usually have it on their chest.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | June 30, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    Spam Filter ate my post

  • Jeff B | June 30, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    For you Mets fan’s.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    Why is the name on the back????

    http://www.distantre...;

  • schuby | June 30, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”111220″]Why is the name on the back????

    http://www.distantre...

    It’s a replica.

  • Eric | June 30, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    Funny scene in the 9th inning of the Mets game yesterday, in the dugout, Ramon Castro unknowingly had a Gatorade cup attached to his hat with bubble gum around the rim, then David Wright put his bubble on top of the cup.
    Couldn’t get a picture. Could anyone try to find one?

  • The Ol Goaler | June 30, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”111220″]Why is the name on the back????

    http://www.distantre...
    I dunno… maybe so nobody thinks one is wearing a Bill Dickey replica shirt? (Both Dickey and Berra wore #8… which is why that number is repeated on the Yankee Stadium “retired numbers” wall in Monument Park.)

  • Ethan Lewis | June 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    New article in the Daily Mail from London about women players rebelling against Wimbledon’s dress code:

    http://www.dailymail...

  • patrick | June 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”111227″]Funny scene in the 9th inning of the Mets game yesterday, in the dugout, Ramon Castro unknowingly had a Gatorade cup attached to his hat with bubble gum around the rim, then David Wright put his bubble on top of the cup.
    Couldn’t get a picture. Could anyone try to find one?[/quote]

    hey eric, if you go to http://www.metsblog.... theres a link to some pictures and a short video clip, it was beltran and wright doing it.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”111227″]Funny scene in the 9th inning of the Mets game yesterday, in the dugout, Ramon Castro unknowingly had a Gatorade cup attached to his hat with bubble gum around the rim, then David Wright put his bubble on top of the cup.
    Couldn’t get a picture. Could anyone try to find one?[/quote]

    I took a screen shot, but it was horrible, so I deleted it. That was a funny sight though! It looks like Castro was pissed! I wanted him not to realize it and walk on the field after the game, but he realized it before that happened.

  • Kyle at IU | June 30, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”111180″]There are 25 players on the Gaints and you had to show that Peice of s#@t[/quote]

    It’s not like Paul or Vince has his own photo service that can go get pictures of whoever he wants (that would certainly make some of the questions he and the readers have a lot easier to solve). Most available pictures from a Giants game are going to be of Barry Bonds, especially now that he’s at 750. Trust me, I certainly won’t be jumping for joy when Bonds hits 756, but don’t hate on Vince for it.

    On another note: NBC just ran a side-by-side of Venus Williams with her shorts and John McEnroe with his eerily similar shorts from back in the day. Then Johnny Mac offered a nice little commentary on why he doesn’t 100% like the men’s longer shorts. I thought that was a fun little commentary on the then-and-now of tennis attire.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”111230″][quote comment=”111220″]Why is the name on the back????

    http://www.distantre...
    I dunno… maybe so nobody thinks one is wearing a Bill Dickey replica shirt? (Both Dickey and Berra wore #8… which is why that number is repeated on the Yankee Stadium “retired numbers” wall in Monument Park.)[/quote]

    I know they both wore #8, but still, I can’t stand the names on the backs of the jerseys…..

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”111234″][quote comment=”111180″]There are 25 players on the Gaints and you had to show that Peice of s#@t[/quote]

    It’s not like Paul or Vince has his own photo service that can go get pictures of whoever he wants (that would certainly make some of the questions he and the readers have a lot easier to solve). Most available pictures from a Giants game are going to be of Barry Bonds, especially now that he’s at 750. Trust me, I certainly won’t be jumping for joy when Bonds hits 756, but don’t hate on Vince for it.

    On another note: NBC just ran a side-by-side of Venus Williams with her shorts and John McEnroe with his eerily similar shorts from back in the day. Then Johnny Mac offered a nice little commentary on why he doesn’t 100% like the men’s longer shorts. I thought that was a fun little commentary on the then-and-now of tennis attire.[/quote]

    This pic of this hippie that ran onto the field to greet Bonds last night is pretty funny….

    http://sports.yahoo....

    This pic of the Beck patch could’ve been used, although Kyle is right, 80% of the pics from that game have Balco Bonds in them.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • JeffDem | June 30, 2007 at 1:30 pm |

    I’ve noticed both the Barry fan and the fan that rushed the Cubs mound the other night weren’t wearing shoes.

    Just thought that was weird.

    To friends: “Okay, I’m rushing the field in a second. Hold my shoes”.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”111251″]I’ve noticed both the Barry fan and the fan that rushed the Cubs mound the other night weren’t wearing shoes.

    Just thought that was weird.

    To friends: “Okay, I’m rushing the field in a second. Hold my shoes”.[/quote]

    Yup. That hippie probably left his sandals in his seats before he hopped over the fence….

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    The Yankees announcers just pointed out that home plate umpire (and Mets nemesis) Angel Hernandez has a Barry Bonds-ish elbow/arm guard on…..

  • possum | June 30, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    I think I saw that hippie at Golden Gate Park at 4:20 the last time I was in SF.

  • Hal | June 30, 2007 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”111180″]There are 25 players on the Gaints and you had to show that Peice of s#@t[/quote]

    Great spelling! How about sticking to comments about unis, and staying away from character assassination?

    I’m wondering if the Cubs are going to do a patch for Beck.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    A’s pitcher Rich Harden is pitching in the 8th inning against the Yankees, and he’s wearing last year’s hat with the grey underbill.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    During the Mets/Phils game, they just said that the Phillies pitcher, J.A. Happ, is 6’6, and wears #66, but its just a coincidence. He wears the #66 because that’s the number he was assigned in spring training.

  • Jeremiah | June 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”111177″]My, thats quite a bit of flair for just one sleeve.[/quote]

    Maybe the Giants encourage alot of flair on their players. If they don’t put enough, they may be fired.

  • Jordan | June 30, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”111231″]New article in the Daily Mail from London about women players rebelling against Wimbledon’s dress code:

    http://www.dailymail...

    the much better part of that website…completely unrelated, but quite the wrong uniform.

    http://www.dailymail...

  • Scott W | June 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    I dunno if this has been mentioned, but the Giants had a 47 on the back of the mound at AT&T Park.

  • Vince Grzegorek | June 30, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    I’m not a Bonds fan at all, but the thing about these open threads is that the picture has to be big enough pixel-wise to fit across the open space, and most of the non-Bonds pics weren’t wide enough.

    –Vince

  • schuby | June 30, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”111301″][quote comment=”111177″]My, thats quite a bit of flair for just one sleeve.[/quote]

    Maybe the Giants encourage alot of flair on their players. If they don’t put enough, they may be fired.[/quote]

    Barry Zito had 37 pieces of flair, and an excellent smile.

  • Garfield | June 30, 2007 at 4:51 pm |

    the new sonics promotion is a free Kevin Durant #35 jersey with the purchase of season tickets

  • Stuby | June 30, 2007 at 5:03 pm |

    I just noticed that they used the correct number font for when Beck played for the Giants but, alas, did not vertically arch the name like they should have. A good tribute though.

    I still haven’t been able to find out if the giants ever honored Jose Uribe who died in December ’06 and was their starting SS for the better part of 9 seasons – longer than Beck was on the team.

    Something doesn’t compute there.

  • Chris A | June 30, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    I just noticed that they used the correct number font for when Beck played for the Giants but, alas, did not vertically arch the name like they should have. A good tribute though.

    I still haven’t been able to find out if the giants ever honored Jose Uribe who died in December ‘06 and was their starting SS for the better part of 9 seasons – longer than Beck was on the team.

    Something doesn’t compute there.

    Makes you wonder why all the Giants are dying….must be something in the water.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    Interesting tidbit from the Mets/Phils game. In the 6th inning, Jorge Sosa was injured running to first base, so the Mets had John Maine pinch run for him, and he was wearing Jose Valentin’s helmet when he entered the game at first base.

  • Mike Sanderson | June 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    Jorge Sosa popped a hammy in the game today vs. the Phils… so John Maine went in to pinch-run. Maine was wearing Jose Valentin’s helmet…

  • Bill T. | June 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm |

    Joey Guns…you are quick!

  • Mike Sanderson | June 30, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    ….echo echo apparently… beat me to it

  • Brett | June 30, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    Just watching the Mets/Phillies game, and when John Maine was called to pinch run for the injured Jorge Sosa, there is a shot of him in the 6th inning during the Jose Reyes at bat wearing a batting helmet with “Valentin” written on it. I don’t have the ability to screen grab, so if someone has MLB.tv, could they verify that with a pic?

  • Bill T. | June 30, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    Ditto, Mike S.

  • Brett | June 30, 2007 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”111317″]Jorge Sosa popped a hammy in the game today vs. the Phils… so John Maine went in to pinch-run. Maine was wearing Jose Valentin’s helmet…[/quote]

    you beat me to it

  • Bill T. | June 30, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    Props to Brett… that’s it.

  • Mike Sanderson | June 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    however, another non-uni-related tidbit… Schoenweis was given as many pitches as he needed to by the home plate umpire to warmup in the bottom of the sixth… normally pitchers are given a maximum of eight…

  • Mike Engle | June 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”111324″]however, another non-uni-related tidbit… Schoenweis was given as many pitches as he needed to by the home plate umpire to warmup in the bottom of the sixth… normally pitchers are given a maximum of eight…[/quote]
    That’s because of the injury, hence an unexpected pitcher replacement of sorts. If the pitcher replacement were to be more “routine,” then presumably he would have warmed up in the bullpen and thus would get 8 pitches from the real mound.

  • Stuby | June 30, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”111315″]I just noticed that they used the correct number font for when Beck played for the Giants but, alas, did not vertically arch the name like they should have. A good tribute though.

    I still haven’t been able to find out if the giants ever honored Jose Uribe who died in December ‘06 and was their starting SS for the better part of 9 seasons – longer than Beck was on the team.

    Something doesn’t compute there.

    Makes you wonder why all the Giants are dying….must be something in the water.[/quote]
    Or from all those years a the ‘Stick, breathing in the airborne peanut shell fragments and particles of the warning track from the wind.

  • Brett | June 30, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”111324″]however, another non-uni-related tidbit… Schoenweis was given as many pitches as he needed to by the home plate umpire to warmup in the bottom of the sixth… normally pitchers are given a maximum of eight…[/quote]
    I miss Schoenweis. He always seemed to pitch well for the Jays.

  • Mike Engle | June 30, 2007 at 6:10 pm |

    Look at the kids. They’re halfway there to Getting It(TM).

  • Mike Engle | June 30, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”111304″]I’m not a Bonds fan at all, but the thing about these open threads is that the picture has to be big enough pixel-wise to fit across the open space, and most of the non-Bonds pics weren’t wide enough.

    –Vince[/quote]
    Mr. Grzegorek, shouldn’t you have yellow comments like Mr. Lukas does? You are a silver medal level member, aren’t you? So why are your comments gray like the rest of us commoners?

  • Bill T. | June 30, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    Regarding the Mets/Phils game now, with Happ (#66), Madson (63) and Schoeneweis (60) pitching, is this some sort of record of 60-something numbered pitchers in a non-September game?

    Paging Elias Sports Bureau…

  • Stuby | June 30, 2007 at 6:16 pm |

    I know the Williams sisters design their own tennis garb, but someone should intervene when they can’t figure out how to design outfits that covers up their brastraps.
    Venus isn’t even close today (tank top shirt; racer-back bra)

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    There was a discussion a few weeks ago about Dice K’s necklace, and it was pointed out that it was from Phiten USA. I just saw a pic of Lou Pinella in ESPN The Magazine, and he is also wearing a Phiten necklace.

    http://www.phitenusa...

  • TD | June 30, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    Three teams have posted updated jersey numbers on NBA.com..

    ATL
    4 Acie Law
    15 Al Horford

    BOS
    11 Glen Davis
    13 Gabe Pruitt
    20 Ray Allen

    (also, the Celts now have Tony Allen, Ray Allen, and Allan Ray on the roster simultaneously..)

    CHI
    13 Joakim Noah
    20 JamesOn Curry
    34 Aaron Gray

  • K.C. | June 30, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    Hey Paul,

    A Canadian Football League uniform round-up for the Canada Day holiday, eh?

  • JJD | June 30, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    Jeff Green is switching from #32 (which the Sonics have retired) to #22.

    Spencer Hawes is switching from #10 (Bibby’s #) to #31.

  • Joey Guns | June 30, 2007 at 10:59 pm |

    On Baseball Tonight, they go “The Pirates fans should stage a walkout every time the Pirates wear those hideous red McDonald’s jerseys”. hahaha

  • Luke | June 30, 2007 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”111418″]On Baseball Tonight, they go “The Pirates fans should stage a walkout every time the Pirates wear those hideous red McDonald’s jerseys”.

    hahaha[/quote]

    That was so funny of Karl Ravech… wait, we haven’t heard that joke all week on Baseball Tonight.

    Btw I’m from Pittsburgh and I’m well aware the jerseys suck.

  • Doug | June 30, 2007 at 11:59 pm |

    Very clever of Acie Law IV to have the #4. He probably said “You’re kidding,right?”

  • Mike Engle | July 1, 2007 at 12:06 am |

    Let’s post Uni winners and losers with respect to the draft.
    Example: Glen “Big Baby” Davis is a big winner. He goes from purple to the classy Celtics uniform.
    Greg Oden is a winner because Ohio State has some disgusting uniform templates.
    I rate Acie Law as a loser, because he has to wear the bland Hawks unis without yellow, and he loses the awesome vertical arch.
    Of course, Spencer Hawes is a lateral move, a push if you will. Purple college, purple pro team (U Washington and the Sacto Kings, of course).

  • C.J. | July 1, 2007 at 12:16 am |

    Kori Dickerson (ex-USC Trojan) is wearing #0 on the field tonight for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. I had assumed the #0 listing on the roster was because he didn’t have an actual number assigned yet, but I was wrong.

    (no pics yet).

  • Jeremiah | July 1, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”111306″][quote comment=”111301″][quote comment=”111177″]My, thats quite a bit of flair for just one sleeve.[/quote]

    Maybe the Giants encourage alot of flair on their players. If they don’t put enough, they may be fired.[/quote]

    Barry Zito had 37 pieces of flair, and an excellent smile.[/quote]

    You know what, Bruce, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Barry, why don’t you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?

  • thetook (stan) | July 1, 2007 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”111328″][quote comment=”111324″]however, another non-uni-related tidbit… Schoenweis was given as many pitches as he needed to by the home plate umpire to warmup in the bottom of the sixth… normally pitchers are given a maximum of eight…[/quote]
    I miss Schoenweis. He always seemed to pitch well for the Jays.[/quote]

    you can have him back. hes a bum.

  • Eric B | July 1, 2007 at 5:02 am |

    joey gathright of the kc royals has switched from business casual dockers-style pants to high cuffs. he did this during the angels series. on monday, long pants. tuesday and every day since, high cuffs.

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

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

    this looks much better. now if he can get the others to do the same, the royals would have the best dressed team in majors.

  • Mike Sanderson | July 1, 2007 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”111330″]Look at the kids. They’re halfway there to Getting It(TM).[/quote]

    yea… but they are faux :(