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Sunday Open Thread

Nationals Pirates Baseball

These fans participated in a walkout in Pittsburgh last night to protest the awfulness of the Pirates … or at least that’s what everyone else is telling you. I think they’re still embarrassed about those red vest jerseys. — Vince

 

91 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • ThresherK | July 1, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    A moment for the passing of NFL Europe, which under another guise brought us the Orlando Thunder. I won’t even link to that, out of the harm it may do to your retinas.

  • Elena G | July 1, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    *I* would protest the red vest jersey if I were a Pirates fan. Everey time I see it, I think “Barnum & Bailey”.

  • Jeremiah | July 1, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    I wish the protest would have drawn more participants. It is shameful that such a tradition-rich organization is being run so miserly. If a team puts a winning product on the field, it will sell seats.

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    I had forgotten that NFL Europe was born out of the WLAF. The Sacramento Surge played on the Sac State campus while I went to school there. Can’t remember if that was before or after the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFL.

  • Vin Barone | July 1, 2007 at 10:11 am |

    Whenever I see those red jerseys I think: ” You want fries with that?”

  • The Ol Goaler | July 1, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    Sigh… NFL Europe allowed the league to experiment with different uniforms… most of which were pretty bad.

    Ah, well, we’ll always have the Barcelona Dragons!

  • mjb77 | July 1, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    I’d say if your team hadn’t had a winning season since 1992, you would have more pressing issues than some butt-ugly red jerseys. Such as the owners refusing to put money into the club to maybe, at some point, win. I’m now a grad student and I’m too young to remember winning baseball out of my favorite team. Once we get over .500, we can attack the jerseys head-on.

  • patrick | July 1, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”111681″]I’d say if your team hadn’t had a winning season since 1992, you would have more pressing issues than some butt-ugly red jerseys. Such as the owners refusing to put money into the club to maybe, at some point, win. I’m now a grad student and I’m too young to remember winning baseball out of my favorite team. Once we get over .500, we can attack the jerseys head-on.[/quote]

    Or you could take the opposite approach. They’re not going to win games so they might as well LOOK like a quality team.

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”111681″]I’d say if your team hadn’t had a winning season since 1992, you would have more pressing issues than some butt-ugly red jerseys. Such as the owners refusing to put money into the club to maybe, at some point, win. I’m now a grad student and I’m too young to remember winning baseball out of my favorite team. Once we get over .500, we can attack the jerseys head-on.[/quote]
    Yeah, the Pirates had some of their greatest success wearing these, so I don’t think the uniforms are the problem there.

  • Bill T. | July 1, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”111681″]I’d say if your team hadn’t had a winning season since 1992, you would have more pressing issues than some butt-ugly red jerseys. Such as the owners refusing to put money into the club to maybe, at some point, win. I’m now a grad student and I’m too young to remember winning baseball out of my favorite team. Once we get over .500, we can attack the jerseys head-on.[/quote]

    I’d protest management’s priorities. Instead of putting thought process on how to acquire better players or scouting, they’re thinking “Hmmm, How can we incorporate red in our uniforms?”

  • Griff | July 1, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”111704″]Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?[/quote]
    I don’t know if there is one place to go look. You may have to go to each teams page and look up the roster. I know the Warriors haven’t updated theirs yet.

  • Joey Guns | July 1, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    The Yankees are so frustrated, they’re lighting fires in the dugout now…..

    http://newyork.yanke...

  • Dom | July 1, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Thaddeus Young of the sixers is letting the fans vote on what number they think he should have. The vote is on their website from July 5th – July 27th.The choices are 5, 20,21,or 31. Its the last paragraph of this article.

    http://www.courierpo...

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”111708″]Thaddeus Young of the sixers is letting the fans vote on what number they think he should have. The vote is on their website from July 5th – July 27th.The choices are 5, 20,21,or 31. Its the last paragraph of this article.

    http://www.courierpo...
    Gotta be #5. Single digits are just better, plus he’d be only one number away from Dr. J.

  • thetook (stan) | July 1, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    excuse my choice of words but it has to be said the red pirates jerseys are absolute shit!

    i am not a pirates fan (mets fan… yeah we got some bad unis too) but i have friends at pitt i got and visit and i’ve been too maybe 15 or 20 pirates games soo i feel like they’re my team just a little bit too…

    any way i hate the red look, i’ve never liked the vests i mean are you that cheap!? spring for some damn sleeves its not like you spending it on the team right?. but one thing that saves the vests is the font the pittsburgh pirates have the nicest jersey font in the league. ohh and the stadium the stadium is also one of the nicests in the league.

  • now_a_hoo | July 1, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    Note the boxes they’re carrying as they leave: it was Bob Walk Bobblehead night.
    (opens a popup)
    http://pittsburgh.pi...

    Note the early 90’s uniform, the mustache and the mullet. I kind of dig it.
    Walk started at my first MLB game. I’m thinking about snagging one of these on ebay.

  • zman | July 1, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    Hey paul, just wondering what you think of those red sixers alt jerseys that just Phila with different sized letters… personally i tend to like the actual jersey iwth the red white and blue, i just dont think the Phila thing is too great…

  • Aj | July 1, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    Hey Guys,

    Anyone notice the cleats Bobby Abreu was wearing saturday. They were black but had a huge white tongue to them. Sorry no picture yet, but i just saw them on sportscenter.

  • lemonverbena | July 1, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”111704″]Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?[/quote]

    Seattle’s picks get their gear. at least they didn’t give them the piss-yellow alternates.

    friends, romans, countrymen: lend me your NFL Europe gear. specifically, NFLE shield and Amsterdam stuff. seriously, where is it? please help.

  • zman | July 1, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    ps… the way the letters flow around that basketball reminds me of this

  • Jeff I | July 1, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    Ray Allen will be wearing #20 with the Celtics and the jerseys in the pro shop have his first initial on them (because of Tony Allen)

  • zman | July 1, 2007 at 11:42 am |

    href=”http://www.frosken.com/hockey/zehrb.jpg”>
    http://www.frosken.c...

  • neil | July 1, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    Oden will be wearing 52 with the Blazers

  • Dom | July 1, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    I dont know if the Braves were mentioned as a team that doesnt wear the batting practice hats but here is a picture of them with the regular hats with bp jerseys on

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Bill Campbell | July 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”111723″]Hey paul, just wondering what you think of those red sixers alt jerseys that just Phila with different sized letters… personally i tend to like the actual jersey iwth the red white and blue, i just dont think the Phila thing is too great…[/quote]
    Everyone knows it should be Philly! NO ONE uses Phila not even the city. Ever heard of a Phila Cheese Steak? But you are right they should stick with the red, white and blue colors.

  • Dom | July 1, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    in this article about halfway down Corey Brewer says he will wear #22 since #2 is retired

    http://www.nba.com/t...

  • BigBootyLover58 | July 1, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”111735″][quote comment=”111723″]Hey paul, just wondering what you think of those red sixers alt jerseys that just Phila with different sized letters… personally i tend to like the actual jersey iwth the red white and blue, i just dont think the Phila thing is too great…[/quote]
    Everyone knows it should be Philly! NO ONE uses Phila not even the city. Ever heard of a Phila Cheese Steak? But you are right they should stick with the red, white and blue colors.[/quote]
    I’m assuming you’re not THE Bill Campbell, because he would certainly disagree with your post… as do I, and many other residents who don’t use “Philly” unless talking about a region (South Philly for example) and don’t need to see a nickname on a uniform. PHILA is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for Philadelphia, and has historical significance.

    Bill, you’re “outa here.”

    -BBL58, Manayunk

  • Hex | July 1, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    I just got back from holiday to discover my membership card had arrived in the post. Great stuff.

  • Kyle at IU | July 1, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    Word to Pittsburgh fans: don’t schedule a walkout against a team that you will potentially beat. Wait until the Mets or the Padres or someone good comes to town so that you’ll be sure to be losing when the walkout occurs. Thanks to a 6-run second for the buccos, the walkout lost all its steam.

    Also, the best way to get your message to the owners is to not buy tickets to the game. Hit ’em in the checkbook where it hurts these owners the most.

  • Dom | July 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    The picture in this article is interseting. Giorgos Printezis is holding a Spurs hat(team that drafted him) and a Raptors hat(team that acquired him). You dont normally see this.

    http://www.nba.com/r...

  • Bill Campbell | July 1, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”111739″][quote comment=”111735″][quote comment=”111723″]Hey paul, just wondering what you think of those red sixers alt jerseys that just Phila with different sized letters… personally i tend to like the actual jersey iwth the red white and blue, i just dont think the Phila thing is too great…[/quote]
    Everyone knows it should be Philly! NO ONE uses Phila not even the city. Ever heard of a Phila Cheese Steak? But you are right they should stick with the red, white and blue colors.[/quote]
    I’m assuming you’re not THE Bill Campbell, because he would certainly disagree with your post… as do I, and many other residents who don’t use “Philly” unless talking about a region (South Philly for example) and don’t need to see a nickname on a uniform. PHILA is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for Philadelphia, and has historical significance.

    Bill, you’re “outa here.”

    -BBL58, Manayunk[/quote]
    But don’t the Sixers play in South Philly?

  • ThresherK | July 1, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”111666″]I had forgotten that NFL Europe was born out of the WLAF. The Sacramento Surge played on the Sac State campus while I went to school there. Can’t remember if that was before or after the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFL.[/quote]

    The ‘Miners were more recent, about ’94-’95 perhaps. Along with Sacto were other natural CFL cities such as Las Vegas, San Antonio, Shreveport, Memphis, and Birmingham.

    And then there was Baltimore. Spurned by the Colts, the fans embraced the CFL entry (which had no name at first, then was called the Stallions) which also enjoyed success on the field. They later moved to Montreal, and as the Alouettes may lay claim to being the Most Successful Team With A Toothed Bird Logo.

  • Jon in SLC | July 1, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Morris Almond will wear #22 with the Jazz. I’m looking for a link to the article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Jon in SLC | July 1, 2007 at 1:01 pm |

    Here is the article on Almond wearing #22 and it’s curse on Jazz players.

  • BigBootyLover58 | July 1, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”111748″][quote comment=”111739″][quote comment=”111735″][quote comment=”111723″]Hey paul, just wondering what you think of those red sixers alt jerseys that just Phila with different sized letters… personally i tend to like the actual jersey iwth the red white and blue, i just dont think the Phila thing is too great…[/quote]
    Everyone knows it should be Philly! NO ONE uses Phila not even the city. Ever heard of a Phila Cheese Steak? But you are right they should stick with the red, white and blue colors.[/quote]
    I’m assuming you’re not THE Bill Campbell, because he would certainly disagree with your post… as do I, and many other residents who don’t use “Philly” unless talking about a region (South Philly for example) and don’t need to see a nickname on a uniform. PHILA is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for Philadelphia, and has historical significance.

    Bill, you’re “outa here.”

    -BBL58, Manayunk[/quote]
    But don’t the Sixers play in South Philly?[/quote]
    LOL, of course they do, however South Philly is more an arbitrary designation than a geopolitical subdivision. Maybe if they were a rec team playing in an intra-Phila. league that had representatives from North Philly, Northern Liberties, West Philly, Port Richmond, etc. it might be appropriate.

  • Tim | July 1, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    Some pretty embarrassing uni moments at last night’s NIFL (National Indoor Football League) game between the visiting San Bernardino Bucking Bulls and the San Diego Shockwave.

    First, this player for San Bernardino is wearing the wrong color helmet. Then you have different font sizes for the last names on the Shockwave jerseys. Number 71 for the Shockwave appears to be wearing a skirt under his jersey. And finally, somebody should really tell #59 to wear a bigger jersey, or at least unroll the one he has on.

    Ah, minor league arena football. Shockwave win 56-0, improving to 10-1.

  • Matt B | July 1, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    PHILA is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for Philadelphia, and has historical significance.

    Word!

  • Daniel | July 1, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    The red vest jersey is a little…too much. This may be taboo here, but I do like the red bill hat. If they had kept to that without the jersey, well if still wouldn’t have gone over well, but it wouldn’t have been as flamboyant.

  • Tim | July 1, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    I messed up the Shockwave jersey font size link above. Here you go.

  • Matt B | July 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    Ah, well, we’ll always have the Barcelona Dragons!

    I don’t understand why, after 2002, the team retained the “Dragon” identity. I mean a football team owned by Football Club Barcelona…the branding sells itself. The FCB color scheme is great, and so far as I know, there are no dragons in town.

  • LouUmp | July 1, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”111753″][quote comment=”111666″]I had forgotten that NFL Europe was born out of the WLAF. The Sacramento Surge played on the Sac State campus while I went to school there. Can’t remember if that was before or after the Sacramento Gold Miners of the CFL.[/quote]

    The ‘Miners were eerleader’….more recent, about ’94-’95 perhaps. Along with Sacto were other natural CFL cities such as Las Vegas, San Antonio, Shreveport, Memphis, and Birmingham.

    And then there was Baltimore. Spurned by the Colts, the fans embraced the CFL entry (which had no name at first, then was called the Stallions) which also enjoyed success on the field. They later moved to Montreal, and as the Alouettes may lay claim to being the Most Successful Team With A Toothed Bird Logo.[/quote]

    Guess the French never figured out a ‘pure French’ phrase for ‘cheerleader’….hmmm..

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”111726″][quote comment=”111704″]Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?[/quote]

    Seattle’s picks get their gear. at least they didn’t give them the piss-yellow alternates.

    friends, romans, countrymen: lend me your NFL Europe gear. specifically, NFLE shield and Amsterdam stuff. seriously, where is it? please help.[/quote]
    Seriously, what is Durant wearing in that picture. It looks like what Matlock would wear on a casual Friday.

  • Brad | July 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”111743″]Word to Pittsburgh fans: don’t schedule a walkout against a team that you will potentially beat. Wait until the Mets or the Padres or someone good comes to town so that you’ll be sure to be losing when the walkout occurs. Thanks to a 6-run second for the buccos, the walkout lost all its steam.

    Also, the best way to get your message to the owners is to not buy tickets to the game. Hit ’em in the checkbook where it hurts these owners the most.[/quote]

    The point of buying the tickets and then leaving is that not buying tickets doesn’t make a difference. Because of profit sharing the Pirates were the third most profitable team in baseball last year, raking in $25.7million. With the fourth worst record. The team has money, and is pocketing it. They’re thieves, plain and simple.

    http://www.bizofbase...

  • Taylor | July 1, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”111733″]Oden will be wearing 52 with the Blazers[/quote]

    Like Buck Williams? Oden doesn’t look like a 52 to me, if that makes any sense. Looks more like a 50. But, for a few million dollars I’d wear whatever number!

  • Shroinke | July 1, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”111704″]Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?[/quote]

    According to the Bulls website roster, Noah’ll wear #13, Gray #34, and Curry #20 (no, not that Curry).

  • Shroinke | July 1, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    Looks like the Royals and White Sox are wearing throwbacks today (Sunday). KC is wearing their Monarchs uniforms, but I don’t know what the Sox are wearing.

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”111802″]Looks like the Royals and White Sox are wearing throwbacks today (Sunday). KC is wearing their Monarchs uniforms, but I don’t know what the Sox are wearing.[/quote]
    I thought the whole team was supposed to wear #22 for Buck O’Neill, but instead they are wearing the number on the cap. For some reason, they are also wearing a 42 patch on their sleeve.

  • TD | July 1, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”111738″]in this article about halfway down Corey Brewer says he will wear #22 since #2 is retired

    http://www.nba.com/t...

    #2 was retired for Malik Sealy after he was killed in a car wreck.

  • TD | July 1, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    I should also add that Sealy was Kevin Garnett’s favorite player growing up. Sealy wore #2 withthe Wolves because KG wore #21 for the Wolves because Sealy wore #21 at St. John’s, so Sealy couldn’t wear his own number, sorta.

  • Richard from MA | July 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    I vaguely recall that that Patriots logo re-do from the late 70s or early 80s was painted in one of the end zones and that the team had an applause-type contest between Pat Patriot and the proposed, stupid script “P”.

    Given the fan response, I shouldn’t imagine that there would be any prototypes.

  • Andrew | July 1, 2007 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”111804″][quote comment=”111802″]Looks like the Royals and White Sox are wearing throwbacks today (Sunday). KC is wearing their Monarchs uniforms, but I don’t know what the Sox are wearing.[/quote]
    I thought the whole team was supposed to wear #22 for Buck O’Neill, but instead they are wearing the number on the cap. For some reason, they are also wearing a 42 patch on their sleeve.[/quote]

    I thought it was only managers and coaches who were wearing 22 for O’Neill.

  • Michael Emody | July 1, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    Re: today’s Sox-Royals throwback game.
    I believe the White Sox are dressed as the Chicago American Giants.

  • possum | July 1, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”111707″]The Yankees are so frustrated, they’re lighting fires in the dugout now…..

    http://newyork.yanke...
    I heard they actually lost to the fire.

  • JMichaels | July 1, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    The White Sox are wearing Chicago American Giants uniforms. The Royals are wearing KC Monarchs unis.

    Only the coaches for the Royals are wearing number 22. The players are wearing thier regular numbers. The KC hats have Buck O’Neill and 22 on them, and the 42 is for Jackie Robinson. The unis the Royals are wearing are the ones they wore when Jackie Robinson played for them.

  • Jesse | July 1, 2007 at 3:46 pm |

    Is anyone watching the Red Sox-Ranger game right now? Julian Tavarez has a large whiteish spot on the right side of his brim which he without fail goes to with his right hand after every pitch.

    How are the umpires not noticing this…

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”111845″]The White Sox are wearing Chicago American Giants uniforms. The Royals are wearing KC Monarchs unis.

    Only the coaches for the Royals are wearing number 22. The players are wearing thier regular numbers. The KC hats have Buck O’Neill and 22 on them, and the 42 is for Jackie Robinson. The unis the Royals are wearing are the ones they wore when Jackie Robinson played for them.[/quote]
    I’d be interested to find out if Robinson actually wore #42 with the Monarchs.

  • Nolan | July 1, 2007 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”111846″]Is anyone watching the Red Sox-Ranger game right now? Julian Tavarez has a large whiteish spot on the right side of his brim which he without fail goes to with his right hand after every pitch.

    How are the umpires not noticing this…[/quote]

    It looks like rosin to me, he must have a habit of grabbing his hat there and he’s left with an abundance of rosin in that spot, I’m sure it’s been noticed, how could it not be? They may have checked it between innings.

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    An answer to my own question (from mlb.com):

    “After his one season in the Negro American League, on the appropriate date of October 23 — he had worn uniform No. 23 as the Monarchs shortstop — Robinson and, though buried by history, teammate pitcher John Wright both were signed into Organized Baseball by Branch Rickey.”

    I also found this picture, which is a different uni than the Royals are wearing today (the one in the photo could be a road uni) with a clue on the pants that Robinson might not have worn #23 either.

  • Stuby | July 1, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”111845″]The White Sox are wearing Chicago American Giants uniforms. The Royals are wearing KC Monarchs unis.

    Only the coaches for the Royals are wearing number 22. The players are wearing thier regular numbers. The KC hats have Buck O’Neill and 22 on them, and the 42 is for Jackie Robinson. The unis the Royals are wearing are the ones they wore when Jackie Robinson played for them.[/quote]
    According to Ebbets Field Flannels, The Monarchs wore this jersey at home in 1945, the year Jackie Robinson played for them. I can’t find any evidence that the Monarchs ever wore a uniform like the one the Royals are wearing today.

    They had one that was similar but in different colors.

    Anyone know what the deal is?

  • Eric B | July 1, 2007 at 6:18 pm |

    It appears Greg Oden is doing the Don Zimmer thing and allowing his jersey number to tell people how many years he’s been playing ball.

  • Joey Guns | July 1, 2007 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”111902″]It appears Greg Oden is doing the Don Zimmer thing and allowing his jersey number to tell people how many years he’s been playing ball.[/quote]

    LOLOLOLOL

  • Joey Guns | July 1, 2007 at 6:42 pm |

    If Hendrick agrees to buy No. 8 from DEI, NASCAR unlikely to balk

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Dom | July 1, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    Mo Williams had a captain “C” during the year. I would’ve thought Micheal Redd.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • JeffDem | July 1, 2007 at 7:22 pm |

    Yeah, being a long time Pirates fan, I’m appalled by the state of the franchise. I don’t think the walk out will do anything to change things, though.
    And I hate the red vest and ANY red in the Pirates uniform. It will always be black and gold for me.
    (Oh, and I loved the late 70’s unis! LOL)

  • JeffDem | July 1, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    Jeff Green had to switch to 22 because his old college number, 32, is retired by the Sonics in honor of “Downtown” Fred Brown.

    And Oden said his “52” is a combo of numbers from high school (50) and college (20).

  • Mike Engle | July 1, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”111948″]Jeff Green had to switch to 22 because his old college number, 32, is retired by the Sonics in honor of “Downtown” Fred Brown.

    And Oden said his “52” is a combo of numbers from high school (50) and college (20).[/quote]
    Why not 25 or 00 then? I would have liked to have seen Oden go Kenyon Martin with his number. (#6 to symbolize his commitment to excellent post defense and as a tribute to Bill Russell, the master.)

  • Jeff Tripodi | July 1, 2007 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”111667″]Whenever I see those red jerseys I think: ” You want fries with that?”[/quote]

    They’re worse on TV than in person, though they numbers are impossible to read from a distance due to the absurd color scheme (black outlined in yellow).

    From a distance, in person, they look like tampons.

  • Mike Engle | July 1, 2007 at 8:11 pm |

    Does Mr. Lukas have a journalism friend in Pittsburgh? If so, the friend should launch a “Raid Against Red” campaign to match “Ditch the Black.”

  • Bendert | July 1, 2007 at 9:46 pm |

    Word in the D says that Rodney Stuckey will be wearing #3 in honor of Dwayne Wade, his favorite player, and Arron Afflalo will wear #8.

  • RCheli | July 1, 2007 at 10:11 pm |

    Check out the sweater on Jussi Jokinen when he was playing in the Finnish league.

    When NASCAR meets hockey.

  • Terri | July 1, 2007 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”112003″]Check out the sweater on Jussi Jokinen when he was playing in the Finnish league.

    When NASCAR meets hockey.[/quote]

    I’m surprised the goalie wasn’t blinded by that helmet…

  • schuby | July 1, 2007 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”111994″]Word in the D says that Rodney Stuckey will be wearing #3 in honor of Dwayne Wade, his favorite player, and Arron Afflalo will wear #8.[/quote]

    Hate to be a dictionary, but its Dwyane.

  • Mike Sanderson | July 1, 2007 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”112003″]Check out the sweater on Jussi Jokinen when he was playing in the Finnish league.

    When NASCAR meets hockey.[/quote]
    ahh.. Timmy Thomas and the plaid pillows…

  • RCheli | July 1, 2007 at 10:52 pm |

    I think in a lot of European leagues, the leading scorer on a team wears a gold helmet. Like the yellow jersey in cycling, except for really, really ugly.

  • MikeyB | July 1, 2007 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”111804″][quote comment=”111802″]Looks like the Royals and White Sox are wearing throwbacks today (Sunday). KC is wearing their Monarchs uniforms, but I don’t know what the Sox are wearing.[/quote]
    I thought the whole team was supposed to wear #22 for Buck O’Neill, but instead they are wearing the number on the cap. For some reason, they are also wearing a 42 patch on their sleeve.[/quote]

    I’m guessing the 42 was for Jackie Robinson, a KC Monarch, and that the White Sox were wearing the unis of the Chicago American Giants.

    I was watching the game on television, and it seemed like everybody was wearing one of those Monarchs hat. Must have been free hat day.

  • TD | July 1, 2007 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”111950″][quote comment=”111948″]Jeff Green had to switch to 22 because his old college number, 32, is retired by the Sonics in honor of “Downtown” Fred Brown.

    And Oden said his “52” is a combo of numbers from high school (50) and college (20).[/quote]
    Why not 25 or 00 then? I would have liked to have seen Oden go Kenyon Martin with his number. (#6 to symbolize his commitment to excellent post defense and as a tribute to Bill Russell, the master.)[/quote]

    No offense, but I don’t want to see Gren Oden go Kenyon Martin in any way shape or form, thanks.

  • Jen | July 1, 2007 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”111725″]Hey Guys,

    Anyone notice the cleats Bobby Abreu was wearing saturday. They were black but had a huge white tongue to them. Sorry no picture yet, but i just saw them on sportscenter.[/quote]

    I didn’t notice what he was wearing yesterday, but this is the best pic I have from today’s game of Bobby’s shoes. Here’s somewhat of a back view. Are these what you saw?

  • Daniel | July 1, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”111854″][quote comment=”111846″]Is anyone watching the Red Sox-Ranger game right now? Julian Tavarez has a large whiteish spot on the right side of his brim which he without fail goes to with his right hand after every pitch.

    How are the umpires not noticing this…[/quote]

    It looks like rosin to me, he must have a habit of grabbing his hat there and he’s left with an abundance of rosin in that spot, I’m sure it’s been noticed, how could it not be? They may have checked it between innings.[/quote]
    That came up about…oh, two years ago when he was still a reliever with the Cardinals. He got kicked out of the game (ironically they were playing the Pirates, the original topic of the thread) and threw his hat into the fans. Anyone remember? It’s just probably more prevalent with the black under-bill.

  • Joey Guns | July 2, 2007 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”112037″][quote comment=”111854″][quote comment=”111846″]Is anyone watching the Red Sox-Ranger game right now? Julian Tavarez has a large whiteish spot on the right side of his brim which he without fail goes to with his right hand after every pitch.

    How are the umpires not noticing this…[/quote]

    It looks like rosin to me, he must have a habit of grabbing his hat there and he’s left with an abundance of rosin in that spot, I’m sure it’s been noticed, how could it not be? They may have checked it between innings.[/quote]
    That came up about…oh, two years ago when he was still a reliever with the Cardinals. He got kicked out of the game (ironically they were playing the Pirates, the original topic of the thread) and threw his hat into the fans. Anyone remember? It’s just probably more prevalent with the black under-bill.[/quote]

    Yeah, I remember. Yesterday, on here, there was a discussion because El Duque had some rosin on the back of his hat, and before the game started, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel asked the umpires to investigate it, but they said that his hat was ok, and they handed it back to him.

  • Dean | July 2, 2007 at 12:47 am |

    Oden wore 50 in HS and 20 with OSU, he took the 5 and 2 to get 52

  • lemonverbena | July 2, 2007 at 1:39 am |

    Ichiro! the uni purist…

    — One thing is clear: The preseason rumble that new/old bench coach John McLaren would be the next manager has come true. That means the Mariners are in a better position today to resolve the issue that transcends the seasonal outcome — the re-signing of Ichiro.

    The superstar outfielder admitted early differences with Hargrove, but acknowledged no current grudge.

    “At the beginning, there were complications between us,” he said post-game through an interpreter. “Since then, I’ve honestly expressed my feelings to him. He listened to them honorably and very gentlemanlike. That’s a strong memory I’ll have.”

    He didn’t say they were on the same page. In fact, Ichiro recounted an episode in which he asked the skipper to wear a regular game jersey instead of the traditional garb of rotund managers, the pullover warm-up.

    “He did, and I was the leadoff batter in the game,” Ichiro said. “I hit a home run.”

    The wardrobe high-function didn’t last. Those who enjoy dissecting Ichiro’s passion for symbolism and metaphor will have a field day with that one. But it’s safe to say that some of the baseball values Ichiro favors were not found in abundance with Hargrove. —
    Seattle P-I

    Ichi is SO the man.

  • John Baranowski | July 2, 2007 at 2:01 am |

    i found a really interesting jersey for your ESPN column. though i’ll probably end up reposting this tomorrow since it’s rather late at night and probably won’t be seen much, i wanted to pass this along. I’m not one to be fooled by a fake jersey (i have 66 real ones, i’ve seen a lot of bad ones), this one intreagues me.

    take a look at this nordiques jersey, which the seller claims “1980’S QUEBEC NORDIQUES TEST ISSUE JERSEY

    IN THE LATE 80’S THE QUEBEC NORDIQUES TRY TO REFRESH THE JERSEY BUT THEY NEVER HAVE USE THE JERSEY.”

    pic

    now i’ve seen crap like this before, but this jersey looks REALLY well done to be a fake, especially with the stitching and the CCM tag, and the sleeves are a throwback to the original nords jerseys of the WHA.

    now i’ve been wrong before, but this thing deserves a look to see that if, perhaps, it is indeed a prototype jersey that slipped through the cracks. your thoughts?

    the auction

  • Jeff | July 2, 2007 at 5:20 am |

    This might be pretty old but the cover of Madden ’08 has Vince Young, which we’ve known for a while, but i just saw this picture

    http://blog.wired.co...

    and it’s the Titans new combination they started wearing last year with the previously theoretical light blue pants. Does this curse extend to one of my favorite uniform changes?

  • Ben | July 2, 2007 at 8:01 am |

    Does anybody know if the “ditch the black” website is ever going to come back?

  • Justin | July 2, 2007 at 8:12 am |

    [quote comment=”111846″]Is anyone watching the Red Sox-Ranger game right now? Julian Tavarez has a large whiteish spot on the right side of his brim which he without fail goes to with his right hand after every pitch.

    How are the umpires not noticing this…[/quote]

    We went through this with K-Rod earlier in the year. Its just rosin.

  • Michael Churchill | July 2, 2007 at 8:27 am |

    [quote comment=”111779″]Ah, well, we’ll always have the Barcelona Dragons!

    I don’t understand why, after 2002, the team retained the “Dragon” identity. I mean a football team owned by Football Club Barcelona…the branding sells itself. The FCB color scheme is great, and so far as I know, there are no dragons in town.[/quote]

    The team was NOT owned by FC Barcelona. It was always owned by the NFL. They simply entered into a marketing agreement, which meant that the team was “officially” the FC Barcelona Dragons and they wore the FCB shield on the jerseys.

    The Dragons name comes from the legend of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia.

  • Taylor | July 2, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”111800″][quote comment=”111704″]Anybody else have any more pics/updates on new NBA draft picks and their jersey numbers?[/quote]

    According to the Bulls website roster, Noah’ll wear #13, Gray #34, and Curry #20 (no, not that Curry).[/quote]

    Are you telling me that the Bulls didn’t retire #13 for Luc Longley? Next thing you’re gonna tell me is they didn’t retire #34 for Bill Wennington!

  • B Wach$63 | July 2, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    I was in Pittsburgh last weekend and bought this tshirt from a street vendor.

  • Scott | July 2, 2007 at 11:07 pm |

    Does anyone have a pic of A-Rod’s wife and the controversial T-Shirt from yesterday’s game. I was at the stadium but didn’t see anything there…

  • eric | July 3, 2007 at 12:03 am |

    instead of “raid the red”, make it say “make the red DEAD” better?

    [quote comment=”111962″]Does Mr. Lukas have a journalism friend in Pittsburgh? If so, the friend should launch a “Raid Against Red” campaign to match “Ditch the Black.”[/quote]