On-Site All-Star Report from San Francisco

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By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to St. Louis. Hope to meet all you Gateway City readers tonight at McGurks.

Meanwhile: The All-Star Game is tonight, so it’s very apropos that I share this note that came in yesterday from San Francisco reader and member Richard Craig. Check it out:

I’m out here in the Bay Area surrounded by All-Star Game hype. On Sunday I attended MLB’s All-Star Fanfest — the event for everyone who can’t afford to go to the game itself — and I stopped in my tracks when I saw a booth offering authenticated game-used uniforms. Obviously, these were a few years old [since Expos jerseys were included], but I decided to peruse them.

The old Expos jerseys were nice enough, but my heart went all aflutter at the sight of these old Braves jerseys with their gorgeous vertically arched lettering (despite the presence of one radially arched infidel). My favorite for a number of reasons had to be this one. Vertically arched lettering in general is a lost art, but arching the letters and cutting them slimmer to accommodate a 13-letter name is truly something rare to behold. It’s a shame we won’t see “Saltalamacchia” in this style.

It’s also a shame that the HR Derby will feature this.

Big thanks to Richard for his spot-on reportage. As an aside: As nice as the Braves’ vertical arching was, I always felt it was badly counterbalanced by the team’s use of nameplates instead of direct-sewn lettering. Look at the lettering on those Expos jerseys again — radial, yes, but so much nicer and cleaner without the strip of nameplate fabric. There’s really no good reason for any MLB team to go the nameplate route.

There’s also no good reason for a big league player (or, really, any player) to wear a pit-stained jersey design or history’s lamest cap design, but there they were last night for the Home Run Derby (along with Matt Holliday’s highly disturbing footwear). Seriously, is there anyone — like, anyone on the entire planet — who prefers seeing the players dress like this, instead of in their regular uniforms? What a joke. Hats off to Ryan H. and Vladdy G. for leaving their hats off — a huge improvement.

Okay, enough griping — I’m off to the airport. I won’t be near a computer for the rest of today or for most of tomorrow, so if there are site issues (spam-filtered posts, a spitting contest in the comments section, etc.), contact Vince at uniwatchintern at gmail dot com. If you have questions for me, it’d be nice if you could wait until later in the week. Thanks.

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Membership Update: Please join me in saluting Uni Watch design director Scott M.X. Turner, who’s been slaving away on these membership card designs and has turned out some real beauties. Dig that Golden State trolley design (here’s a larger view) — gorgeous! Lots of cool new stuff to see in the membership card design gallery, which is a testament to Scott’s efforts (and, of course, to the generous support you folks have provided — thanks).

Uni Watch News Ticker: Good uni-related note regarding the Futures Game at the beginning of this article (with thanks to Matt Nelson). … Lots of notations on Dice-K’s underbrim (good spot by Andrew Heverling). … Interesting all-star note from Sean G. O’Shea, who says that the Mets players who appeared in the 1986 ASG had direct-sewn lettering for their names on their jerseys, instead of the nameplate treatment that the Mets were using that season. (The team didn’t go to direct-sewn until ’87.) “I remember thinking it was weird back then but had no forum to discuss it (thank you again for Uni Watch),” says O’Shea. Anyone got video of that game? … Steven Shoemaker has forwarded an oddity of note: a crude but, he insists, legit photocopy that shows Shaq wearing No. 1. Anyone know more about the circumstances of this? … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Check out this early catcher’s mask. … Also from yesterday: Really good graphic design analysis of the Caps’ new logo here — highly recommended.

 

230 comments to On-Site All-Star Report from San Francisco

  • Sam Heddle | July 10, 2007 at 9:10 am |

    God, the HR Derby uniforms were horrific this year. I really can’t remember if they ever have had a design that wasn’t either boring, or ugly. The bridge theme in the letters just didn’t work at all.

  • Boston Nick | July 10, 2007 at 9:13 am |

    Although I’m more of a fan of purple and black, I dig Holliday’s shoes. My high school days as a purple clad Panther of Nashua High kinda resulted in me loving the colors, what can I say.

    If NikeId had been around in high school, my cross country flats would’ve been some kind of purple and black combo, no doubt.

    (That doesn’t mean I like the Rockies’ vests though. I’m pretty much of the opinion that any solid color vest in baseball is put to shame by regular white/gray uni color vests)

  • Chris | July 10, 2007 at 9:15 am |

    It would have looked so much better if all the guys had worn color coordinated shoes and sleeves as opposed to red ones Vald, Pujols, and Howard wore. the red and orange mix was terrible. I did love the fact that all of the kids had their dads’ jerseys with the names and numbers on the back. That was cool.

  • dilbert719 | July 10, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment="116241"]It would have looked so much better if all the guys had worn color coordinated shoes and sleeves as opposed to red ones Vald, Pujols, and Howard wore. the red and orange mix was terrible. I did love the fact that all of the kids had their dads’ jerseys with the names and numbers on the back. That was cool.[/quote]

    It would have looked better, true, but on some level, I’m glad they didn’t. It’s a sign that they weren’t willing to complete the visual effect of that travesty by getting new shoes for the event.

  • Joe H | July 10, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    I HATE those all star hats! The best part of the All Star game was always seeing all of the teams colors that I’m not used to seeing…all of the players in their respective team’s gear…this is just horrible.

    And I disagree with paul on the nameplate issue. It may look cleaner to have a direct sewn name, but the nameplate ensures a proper arch to the name. Now most teams that use direct sewing have the surnames in practically a straight line. Only when it’s a longer name does it start to resemble a proper radial arch.

  • Trey | July 10, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    I’m pretty sure the photo of Shaq with the #1 jersey was just a photo of him with the Magic jersey superimposed onto him after he was selected first by the team I vaguely remember seeing that photo around the time of the 1992 draft.

  • al | July 10, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    With the derby last night, it looked like Rios’ hat color didn’t match the jersey … here are the pics (it looked more red than orange):

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    vs.

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  • Pittsburgh Gunny | July 10, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    Last night I watched the replay of the Chicago Fire and Toronto FC match. A couple of things struck me as odd as I watched the game. The Fire play at Toyota Park but yet their shirt has sponsorship of Honda on the back. The other oddity I spotted was after the Fire scored from a penalty I noticed the fans behind the goal unfurl a huge Fire shirt. Nothing unusual in that but the big shirt had a huge Puma logo on it but the present day Fire wear Adidas shirts. Probably no one bothered to update the big shirt for the fans behind the goal.

    I switched the home run contest on for a couple of minutes but then quickly turned it off as I heard them playing music through the PA system at AT&T Park, it sounded dreadful.

  • Paul P | July 10, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    So I know it was mentioned here before, about Ortiz and Ramirez wearing wrist bands with the number 99 on it in honor of their friend/hair dresser, well looks like they went through the trouble of having them done in orange and black to match the horrible jerseys yesterday as seen here on Ortiz.
    http://www.boston.co...

  • apk | July 10, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    The worst part about everyone wearing those stupid caps is that I could not readily identify certain players. For instance, I don’t pay a heck of a lot of attention to the AL, so it’s pretty hard for me to identify reps for teams like the Royals. What’s so wrong with wearing regular team caps? Ugh.

    Anyway, if they have to wear ASG caps, there is no excuse for a MLB cap to ever feature a whole word. That’s beyond bush. I would have actually liked to see “NL” or “AL” hats, in orange and black, written in the SF font (so long as it wasn’t on the horrific BP cap template). The player’s team logo could be placed on the back, where the MLB logo usually goes. How cool would those caps be? Is it really worth that much to MLB to brand itself on caps nobody wants to buy?

  • Stuby | July 10, 2007 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment="116239"]God, the HR Derby uniforms were horrific this year. I really can’t remember if they ever have had a design that wasn’t either boring, or ugly. The bridge theme in the letters just didn’t work at all.[/quote]
    It is also the wrong bridge. The Bay Bridge is the one you can see from the ballpark, but they put the Golden Gate Bridge on the jersey. To me, the design looks like overhead power lines.

    Also, the Giants lost major style points by stealing the Cub’s numeral font for the All-Star BP jerseys

  • Matthew | July 10, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    Spooneybarger is fine and all, but I’d take the one to the right of his in a heartbeat.

  • Ken | July 10, 2007 at 9:38 am |

    I think ESPN played the All-Star Game commercial with racing trolley cars about 500 times last night. Vlad Guerrero (or his stand in) is wearing a red belt during a close-up of his hand using the trolley’s control lever. The Angels, however, wear black belts.

  • Stuby | July 10, 2007 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment="116251"]I think ESPN played the All-Star Game commercial with racing trolley cars about 500 times last night. Vlad Guerrero (or his stand in) is wearing a red belt during a close-up of his hand using the trolley’s control lever. The Angels, however, wear black belts.[/quote]
    They’re Cable Cars. Sorry for being nit-picky.

  • Steve | July 10, 2007 at 9:42 am |

    Jose Reyes was seen wearing blue pinstripe pants with the BP uniform yesterday during the HR Derby (the Mets have worn the snow-white jerseys and pants during the past handful of NL-park ASGs). However, it appeared he was wearing black socks. Sorry, no photos.

  • Matt | July 10, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post, but I found a website with a fair amount of NBA Jersey History, I thought I would pass it on since you don’t have any. NBA Teams Celebrate Their Past

  • Matt B | July 10, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    Brazil is mixing and matching unis in its senior and youth soccer squads

    The senior team started the Copa America in their traditional blue shorts vs Mexico and lost. Then they switched to white (usually worn with the blue shirts)vs Chile. But in quarters rematch vs chile, they tried the whites again and won.

  • Matt B | July 10, 2007 at 9:52 am |

    U20 World Cup: Opposite story. 1st game vs Poland they wore white shorts, and lost. 2nd game went back to traditional blue and got their mojo back vs S. Korea. Finally they stuck with the blue in a losing effort vs USA.

  • Matt B | July 10, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    >I noticed the fans behind the goal unfurl a huge Fire shirt…had a huge Puma logo on it but the present day Fire wear Adidas shirts.

    This one? Still my fave soccer jersey ever.

  • Alan #44 | July 10, 2007 at 9:57 am |

    Re: The Bronx is Burning, I loved the movie, thought it was great depicting the city and the mood of the Yankees of that time. But, was the actor playing Reggie wearing fake stirrups?
    If so, I am shocked because of all the cooperation the movie got from real players.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | July 10, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    No, it wasn’t that one Matt B. It was a red shirt with the word FIRE across the front, but that one you posted is one of the best ever worn in MLS.

  • Rcheli | July 10, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    $110 for game-worn jerseys are pretty cheap, no? I would’ve bought a Nick Johnson one.

  • ScottyJ in WV | July 10, 2007 at 9:58 am |

    Obvious statement, but one I’ve got to make anyway; the All Star unis stink out loud.

    Those things are uglier than a rental bowling shoe.

  • al | July 10, 2007 at 10:03 am |

    As ugly as they are, you have to remember that they had to wear the crap for merchandising reasons – mlb email came this morning(but they should make them nicer).

    Tonight we get the all star gift of seeign all the different shades of grey lined up.

  • Dave | July 10, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    On the assumption he regularly reads the comment pages of Uni Watch, is the Richard Craig who delivered the on-site report from the ASG perhaps the one I went to high school with in Washington D.C.?

  • Kyle O. | July 10, 2007 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment="116244"]I’m pretty sure the photo of Shaq with the #1 jersey was just a photo of him with the Magic jersey superimposed onto him after he was selected first by the team I vaguely remember seeing that photo around the time of the 1992 draft.[/quote]
    Definatly from the draft. I still have a card that features the caption, “back to back number 1 picks” and has both Chris Webber and Shaq on the card.

  • gusty | July 10, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    I don’t think I’ve seen this analysis posted yet, but it’s another good breakdown of the capitals and bruins new logos.

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    Not sure if someone already discussed this, but the home run derby seems to have recently used the jersey number font of the home team (the sorta-cool Pirates year comes to mind). So why are this year’s Derby jerseys using the Cubs’ number font instead of the Giants?

  • Boston Nick | July 10, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment="116259"]Brazil is mixing and matching unis in its senior and youth soccer squads

    The senior team started the Copa America in their traditional blue shorts vs Mexico and lost. Then they switched to white (usually worn with the blue shirts)vs Chile. But in quarters rematch vs chile, they tried the whites again and won.[/quote]

    Usually, when teams have similar colors at some level, one of the teams will wear different colored shorts. So in those senior photos of the Chile game, if Chile was wearing their navy blue shorts, it makes sense that Brazil wears the white to set it apart. Since Mexico was wearing their traditional white, Brazil sticks with the traditional blue shorts.

    When AC Milan plays Inter Milan, each team will wear its striped shirt (red and black for Milan, blue and black for Inter) but one team will wear white shorts and socks, while the other squad will wear black socks and shorts, even if the uniform combos call for different looks for most home games.

  • Bryan | July 10, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    Does anybody know a good site to download fonts that teams use on their jerseys or logos?

  • Kings33 | July 10, 2007 at 10:29 am |

    I thought the bridge element on the “National” jersey looked to much like an H, when it was supposed to be replacing an I… Hence, the lisping “Nathonals”

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment="116267"]As ugly as they are, you have to remember that they had to wear the crap for merchandising reasons – mlb email came this morning(but they should make them nicer).

    Tonight we get the all star gift of seeign all the different shades of grey lined up.[/quote]

    I think last year’s yellow jerseys were just as bad!

  • Steve | July 10, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    Not to go off on a tangent, but in the first Expos jersey pic, does anyone know who “Medrano” is? The jersey is bottom left between two Peter Bergeron jerseys. Thought I knew most players, but that one is not familiar to me.

  • Robert | July 10, 2007 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment="116265"]$110 for game-worn jerseys are pretty cheap, no? I would’ve bought a Nick Johnson one.[/quote]

    That’s what I was thinking. Bargains galore.

  • Perry | July 10, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment="116255"]This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post, but I found a website with a fair amount of NBA Jersey History, I thought I would pass it on since you don’t have any. NBA Teams Celebrate Their Past[/quote]

    Terrific stuff! I wonder why Oscar Robertson is holding up a #4 Royals jersey. The only number I recall him wearing in Cincinnati was 14.

  • The Ol Goaler | July 10, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment="116266"]Obvious statement, but one I’ve got to make anyway; the All Star unis stink out loud.

    Those things are uglier than a rental bowling shoe.[/quote]
    Obviously, somebody buys that crap; however, I’ve never actually seen anyone wearing an “All-Star” jersey either in person or on TV (except for those poor All-Star players!)

    As far as I could tell, FOX made just one All-Star Game promo, and ran it over and over and over during every baseball broadcast they could. After the first week, I was rooting for those cable cars to sink in McCovey’s Cove! (grin)

  • jesse | July 10, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    We had the all star game here last year, those jerseys are relatively cheap (about $100)and were a nearly impossiable to resist impulse buy at the game, especially if you brought your kids in from out of town.

    As ugly as they are, they will sell a ton of them in San Francisco in the next few days.

    Didn’t Turtle wear one of last years all-star jersey on entourage earlier in the season?

  • Perry | July 10, 2007 at 10:52 am |
  • Kevin D. | July 10, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    How lame is A-Rod? Who wears a suit to the home-run derby as a player? Everything he says is so scripted and planned out; I can’t stand him.

  • Kenny | July 10, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment="116255"]This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post, but I found a website with a fair amount of NBA Jersey History, I thought I would pass it on since you don’t have any. NBA Teams Celebrate Their Past[/quote]

    Best Bulls jersey…EVER

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 10:58 am |

    If anyone knows who the seller of those Expos and Braves gamers is, I’d appreciate an email (possum187 at gmail dot com). I’ve been looking for an Expos gamer with a PR patch for a while. And of course, being the lifelong Braves fan that I am I’m always interested in what’s out there. And to answer the questions above, $110 is very reasonable for a gamer…though most of those appear to be coaches and relief pitchers so you won’t see too much wear.

  • jesse | July 10, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    As a follow up to my own post, my point with those jerseys is, they don’t seem nearly as ugly when you are there, because everybody is wearing them because they are really excited to be at the game.

    As a final aside, I did not buy the jersey, I went with the on field hat with the game logo on the side.

  • Mark in Shiga | July 10, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    I’d appreciate an e-mail from whoever’s selling those fantastic jerseys as well. If Tim Spooneybarger, whose 13-letter vertically arched name is a work of art, is still available, I’ll buy it!

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment="116293"]I’d appreciate an e-mail from whoever’s selling those fantastic jerseys as well. If Tim Spooneybarger, whose 13-letter vertically arched name is a work of art, is still available, I’ll buy it![/quote]
    I’m going to try a few other avenues to find out who the seller is. If I find it, I’ll post here.

    On a side note, Spooney is a jerk. The Braves traded him because he refused to listen to advice given from the likes of Tommy Glavine and Leo Mazzone. Stupid kid IMO.

  • Jason G. | July 10, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment="116288"]How lame is A-Rod? Who wears a suit to the home-run derby as a player? Everything he says is so scripted and planned out; I can’t stand him.[/quote]

    Somewhat in his defense, he started out in the same uni as everyone else. He changed to the suit because he “had a dinner to go to”. He mentioned it when Berman and the gang interviewed him.

  • Anthony Verna | July 10, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment="116285"][quote comment="116266"]Obvious statement, but one I’ve got to make anyway; the All Star unis stink out loud.

    Those things are uglier than a rental bowling shoe.[/quote]
    Obviously, somebody buys that crap; however, I’ve never actually seen anyone wearing an “All-Star” jersey either in person or on TV (except for those poor All-Star players!)

    As far as I could tell, FOX made just one All-Star Game promo, and ran it over and over and over during every baseball broadcast they could. After the first week, I was rooting for those cable cars to sink in McCovey’s Cove! (grin)[/quote]

    Did you notice how none of the ads had the word “Fox” in them?

  • neal s | July 10, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    I’ve actually been giving a lot of thought to the vertical vs. radial arching debate lately, so this post hits the spot. Time to lay it out.

    Here’s the thing: while there is a certain aesthetic appeal to good vertical arching, there’s also something troubling about it. Unless each individual letter is handmade (or drawn) by a truly skilled typographer, you can make a case that radial arching is actually superior. Why? Because simply altering an existing font in order to create a vertically arched effect is compromising the integrity of the original letterforms.

    The problem I see with most radial arching is that it’s usually poorly executed, with terrible kerning issues being the most common error. But that’s not a problem with the style of arching, it’s a problem with the person doing it.

    Essentially what I’m getting at is this: that there’s nothing inherently superior about one style of arching versus the other. In the hands of a skilled craftsperson they can both look fantastic, and when poorly executed they can both look like crap. We need to evaluate these things on a case-by-case basis.

  • nybatt | July 10, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.

    I actually thought the yankees in the show were showing too much stirrup! for some reason I thought the “thin strip” stirrup was en vogue by ’77.

    also take note that billy martin’s road uni looks a bit odd… seems the “NEW YORK” block is too arched and spaced too far apart. could be a poor fitted uni on actor john turturro’s frame.

    kind of dissecting, but hey what’s a yankee fan to do during the all-star break??

  • todd krevanchi | July 10, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    from my site niketalk.com
    a reader put together a pretty comprehensive run down of the footwear at the all star festivities…
    http://p087.ezboard....

  • Kevin D. | July 10, 2007 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment="116295"][quote comment="116288"]How lame is A-Rod? Who wears a suit to the home-run derby as a player? Everything he says is so scripted and planned out; I can’t stand him.[/quote]

    Somewhat in his defense, he started out in the same uni as everyone else. He changed to the suit because he “had a dinner to go to”. He mentioned it when Berman and the gang interviewed him.[/quote]

    I’m sure all the players had dinners and parties to go to. David Ortiz didn’t seem to mind sitting on the side NOT in a suit. Alex must have had a hot date at the finest San Fransisco strip club with his busty lady friend.

  • Elena E | July 10, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    There were actually at least 3 different versions of the ALL Star ad. They even added a couple of players and subtracted more, after most of those originally filmed weren’t elected to the team.
    I have seen people in stands at regular-season games wearing ASG jerseys.

  • Jonathan | July 10, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    Turtle from Entourage[quote comment="116286"]We had the all star game here last year, those jerseys are relatively cheap (about $100)and were a nearly impossiable to resist impulse buy at the game, especially if you brought your kids in from out of town.

    As ugly as they are, they will sell a ton of them in San Francisco in the next few days.

    Didn’t Turtle wear one of last years all-star jersey on entourage earlier in the season?[/quote]

    yes turtle did wear on A-rod All-Star jersey from the ’06 game in an episode.

  • Lou | July 10, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment="116263"]Re: The Bronx is Burning, I loved the movie, thought it was great depicting the city and the mood of the Yankees of that time. But, was the actor playing Reggie wearing fake stirrups?
    If so, I am shocked because of all the cooperation the movie got from real players.[/quote]

    I liked the show, but the Reggie character is wearing some strange batting helmet. The other players are all wearing a normal MLB helmet but Reggie looks like he is wearing a college or little league style helmet. The surves on it are just all wrong!

  • Vincent | July 10, 2007 at 11:46 am |

    The guy who did an analyst of the Capitals logo did a follow up on his first post.

  • Vincent | July 10, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment="116308"]The guy who did an analyst of the Capitals logo did a follow up on his first post.[/quote]
    Well, i should have read it before posting it. It is not as good as his first one. :)

  • Charles Sherrage | July 10, 2007 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment="116285"][quote comment="116266"]Obvious statement, but one I’ve got to make anyway; the All Star unis stink out loud.

    Those things are uglier than a rental bowling shoe.[/quote]
    Obviously, somebody buys that crap; however, I’ve never actually seen anyone wearing an “All-Star” jersey either in person or on TV (except for those poor All-Star players!)

    As far as I could tell, FOX made just one All-Star Game promo, and ran it over and over and over during every baseball broadcast they could. After the first week, I was rooting for those cable cars to sink in McCovey’s Cove! (grin)[/quote]

    I bought a Freddy Sanchez one from last year. Not only am I a huge Pirate fan and wore it to the all-star game, I kinda like the yellow look from last year.

  • Jeremiah | July 10, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    I would also like to know who selss those Expos jerseys. I liked those.

  • anthony | July 10, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Is it just me, or does it seem that new UniWatch members are going out of their way to find wacky and unusual uniforms to be featured on their membership cards?
    I’m not saying the designs “ain’t” cool, Im just saying is a Tour de France jersey something you would wear around town?

  • Bendert | July 10, 2007 at 12:08 pm |

    Did anyone notice that the HR derby catchers were not wearing cleats, but instead Nike Shox’s

  • Steve Prudente | July 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment="116239"]God, the HR Derby uniforms were horrific this year. I really can’t remember if they ever have had a design that wasn’t either boring, or ugly. The bridge theme in the letters just didn’t work at all.[/quote]

    And why were the numbers in “Cubs” typeface?

  • Steve from Austin | July 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.

    I actually thought the yankees in the show were showing too much stirrup! for some reason I thought the “thin strip” stirrup was en vogue by ’77.

    also take note that billy martin’s road uni looks a bit odd… seems the “NEW YORK” block is too arched and spaced too far apart. could be a poor fitted uni on actor john turturro’s frame.

    kind of dissecting, but hey what’s a yankee fan to do during the all-star break??[/quote]

    I believe the sleeves on their home pinstripes were wrong. I remember different types of sleeves on pinstriped uniforms being discussed a few days ago, but I can’t find the day it was written about.

    Forgive me for forgetting the terminology, but don’t the Yankees use the type of sleeves that allow the stripes to begin from the collar and continue down the arm? The jerseys used in the television show started at the shoulder. I really wish I had a screengrab to explain this rambling post…

  • Chris Sk | July 10, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116305"]Turtle from Entourage[quote comment="116286"]We had the all star game here last year, those jerseys are relatively cheap (about $100)and were a nearly impossiable to resist impulse buy at the game, especially if you brought your kids in from out of town.

    As ugly as they are, they will sell a ton of them in San Francisco in the next few days.

    Didn’t Turtle wear one of last years all-star jersey on entourage earlier in the season?[/quote]

    yes turtle did wear on A-rod All-Star jersey from the ’06 game in an episode.[/quote]

    It was actually a Jeter jersey from the game in Pittsburgh.

  • Evan | July 10, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    Anyone know why Big Papi was wearing an American League shirt as opposed to the BP jersey?

  • anthony | July 10, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment="116310"][quote comment="116285"][quote comment="116266"]Obvious statement, but one I’ve got to make anyway; the All Star unis stink out loud.

    Those things are uglier than a rental bowling shoe.[/quote]
    Obviously, somebody buys that crap; however, I’ve never actually seen anyone wearing an “All-Star” jersey either in person or on TV (except for those poor All-Star players!)

    As far as I could tell, FOX made just one All-Star Game promo, and ran it over and over and over during every baseball broadcast they could. After the first week, I was rooting for those cable cars to sink in McCovey’s Cove! (grin)[/quote]

    I bought a Freddy Sanchez one from last year. Not only am I a huge Pirate fan and wore it to the all-star game, I kinda like the yellow look from last year.[/quote]

    I saw two guys wearing A-Rod’s 2006 All-Star game jersey last week at Yankee Stadium (7/5 vs. Minn)

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 12:18 pm |

    I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.

  • Mike | July 10, 2007 at 12:19 pm |

    I don’t have screen-capping capabililites, but at the tail end of Baseball Tonight, directly preceding the All-Star Game, A-Rod was talking to Bonds, and the left side of the back of his garish orange jersey was visible. It appeared that the first “R” was on backwards.

    Did anyone else see this, or did I imagine it? Not that he could be bothered to dress in uniform for longer than absolutely necessary…

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment="116320"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.

    I actually thought the yankees in the show were showing too much stirrup! for some reason I thought the “thin strip” stirrup was en vogue by ’77.

    also take note that billy martin’s road uni looks a bit odd… seems the “NEW YORK” block is too arched and spaced too far apart. could be a poor fitted uni on actor john turturro’s frame.

    kind of dissecting, but hey what’s a yankee fan to do during the all-star break??[/quote]

    I believe the sleeves on their home pinstripes were wrong. I remember different types of sleeves on pinstriped uniforms being discussed a few days ago, but I can’t find the day it was written about.

    Forgive me for forgetting the terminology, but don’t the Yankees use the type of sleeves that allow the stripes to begin from the collar and continue down the arm? The jerseys used in the television show started at the shoulder. I really wish I had a screengrab to explain this rambling post…[/quote]

    I don’t believe the Yanks went to Raglan sleeves until 1999. I believe they wore the regular type before that. If you google pictures of the 1998 yankees you’ll see what I mean.

  • Jen | July 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment="116246"]The other oddity I spotted was after the Fire scored from a penalty I noticed the fans behind the goal unfurl a huge Fire shirt. Nothing unusual in that but the big shirt had a huge Puma logo on it but the present day Fire wear Adidas shirts. Probably no one bothered to update the big shirt for the fans behind the goal.[/quote]

    While I can’t speak for the Chicago Fire’s supporters, I do know that for many teams (like the Red Bulls) the supporters clubs are left to their own devices as far as flags go. The one that ESC uses after goals was made by the supporters themselves using their own money. So I don’t think Section 8 is going to be too concerned over changing a sponsors logo if they have to pony up the cash to do it.

  • John in Sacramento | July 10, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    Kudos to Scott for the spectacular job he is doing on the membership cards. The really amazing thing is that looking at all the numbers, you can easily ID which team is represented. I guess that’s why teams (like the Reds this year) go out of their way to design distinctive numbers and letters. Thanks Scott!

  • Chris Sk | July 10, 2007 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment="116281"]Not to go off on a tangent, but in the first Expos jersey pic, does anyone know who “Medrano” is? The jersey is bottom left between two Peter Bergeron jerseys. Thought I knew most players, but that one is not familiar to me.[/quote]

    I tried looking up any “Medrano’s” that played in the Major Leagues, not a single one. There was one however in the Expos minor league system, a shortstop, Anthony Medrano, maybe he got called up for a cup of coffee and never made it into a game, therefore no stats.
    As a side note how “game worn” could his jersey be?

  • Chris Sk | July 10, 2007 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment="116325"]I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.[/quote]

    Is that a piercing below Ryan Howard’s lip or a piece of dirt?

  • todd krevanchi | July 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    gotta love the air force 25 baseball edition that pujols has worn for the better part of the season…

    a close up
    http://cache.gettyim...

    he has worn
    red/gray
    http://cache.gettyim...

    red/blue
    http://cache.gettyim...

    as well

    i dont like the new baseball shoe debuted by holliday and rios yesterday, and first seen by jimmy rollins on sunday… just looks like a funny upper…
    now, the 2k4 or the 2k5 mcs? i’ll take any day.

  • Jon Stone | July 10, 2007 at 12:36 pm |

    I noticed the fans behind the goal unfurl a huge Fire shirt…had a huge Puma logo on it but the present day Fire wear Adidas shirts.

    This one? Still my fave soccer jersey ever

    I went to the game on Saturday, and in the program they give out there is a little article about the Chicago Flag Jersey. Apparently a fan, Worked with Puma and the Fire to help design the jersey. Liam Murtaugh, one of the “Section 8″ supporters came up with the design after seeing fans come to the game with Chicago civic flag.

  • Perry | July 10, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment="116317"]Is it just me, or does it seem that new UniWatch members are going out of their way to find wacky and unusual uniforms to be featured on their membership cards?
    I’m not saying the designs “ain’t” cool, Im just saying is a Tour de France jersey something you would wear around town?[/quote]

    Depends on the town. In the one I’m in (Boulder), you betcha. I wear my Phonak jersey all the time. Only when I’m actually riding my bike, though. True story: I bought the jersey because I was a big Tyler Hamilton fan. A couple of years ago I was wearing it on a Sunday ride. I pull up to an intersection in a little 1-stop-sign town and see another rider in an identical jersey getting soda out of a machine in front of a store. Ah, another Tyler fan, I think, and ride over to say hi. Guy turns around and — guess what? — it’s Tyler himself. I still get chills remembering it.

  • todd krevanchi | July 10, 2007 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment="116325"]I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.[/quote]

    holy smokes…
    amazing how an email i sent to vince an hour prior to that post had the exact photo and text… exact.

    i guess uni-minds think similarly.

  • todd krevanchi | July 10, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment="116341"]True story: I bought the jersey because I was a big Tyler Hamilton fan. A couple of years ago I was wearing it on a Sunday ride. I pull up to an intersection in a little 1-stop-sign town and see another rider in an identical jersey getting soda out of a machine in front of a store. Ah, another Tyler fan, I think, and ride over to say hi. Guy turns around and — guess what? — it’s Tyler himself. I still get chills remembering it.[/quote]

    that has to be one of the coolest athlete celebrity stories ive ever heard.

    now THATS a story im sure all of us would like to live out with our athletic heroes!

  • Ed | July 10, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    I agree with the other comments about the overall lameness of the All-Star BP jerseys…but I do like the touch of having the player’s team logo on the sleeve:

    http://assets.espn.g...

    ed

  • Anthony Verna | July 10, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment="116325"]I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.[/quote]

    Does Ryan Howard have a labret piercing?

  • Josh the Kid | July 10, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    Even though the All Star jerseys were terrible, they beat the living crap out of this!

  • Josh the Kid | July 10, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    I sat next to A.J. Hawk on a flight from Chicago to Cincy, and then ate dinner next to him. I was wearing a Michigan jersey (Hawk went to OSU) and he just laughed and gave me an autograph!

    That’s the coolest athlete/celeb story!

  • Chance | July 10, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment="116328"][quote comment="116320"]

    I believe the sleeves on their home pinstripes were wrong. I remember different types of sleeves on pinstriped uniforms being discussed a few days ago, but I can’t find the day it was written about.

    Forgive me for forgetting the terminology, but don’t the Yankees use the type of sleeves that allow the stripes to begin from the collar and continue down the arm? The jerseys used in the television show started at the shoulder. I really wish I had a screengrab to explain this rambling post…[/quote]

    I don’t believe the Yanks went to Raglan sleeves until 1999. I believe they wore the regular type before that. If you google pictures of the 1998 yankees you’ll see what I mean.[/quote]

    The Yankees were wearing raglan sleeves in 1998. Picture of David Wells’s perfect game here – May 17, 1998

    Some more pics:
    1996, 1987, 1980, 1977, 1973.

    I don’t think the Yanks have worn set-in sleeves since the 1960s. So far as I can tell, they’ve been consistent in the double-knit era.

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment="116321"][quote comment="116305"]Turtle from Entourage[quote comment="116286"]We had the all star game here last year, those jerseys are relatively cheap (about $100)and were a nearly impossiable to resist impulse buy at the game, especially if you brought your kids in from out of town.

    As ugly as they are, they will sell a ton of them in San Francisco in the next few days.

    Didn’t Turtle wear one of last years all-star jersey on entourage earlier in the season?[/quote]

    yes turtle did wear on A-rod All-Star jersey from the ’06 game in an episode.[/quote]

    It was actually a Jeter jersey from the game in Pittsburgh.[/quote]

    I agree, I think it was the 2006 Jeter all-star jersey. He’s also worn Knicks jerseys a number of times.

  • FEZ | July 10, 2007 at 1:07 pm |

    Noticed that the underbrim of Billy Martin’s hat was green while Reggie’s was gray. Also, Reggie’s hat was an odd shade of dark blue compaired to the rest of the team.

  • FEZ | July 10, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.

  • Dave A | July 10, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment="116334"][quote comment="116281"]Not to go off on a tangent, but in the first Expos jersey pic, does anyone know who “Medrano” is? The jersey is bottom left between two Peter Bergeron jerseys. Thought I knew most players, but that one is not familiar to me.[/quote]

    I tried looking up any “Medrano’s” that played in the Major Leagues, not a single one. There was one however in the Expos minor league system, a shortstop, Anthony Medrano, maybe he got called up for a cup of coffee and never made it into a game, therefore no stats.
    As a side note how “game worn” could his jersey be?[/quote]

    Anthony Medrano is a career minor leaguer who has bounced around a number of organizations. His Baseball Cube page shows that he played for Montreal in Spring Training games in 2003 and 2004, so it’s likely a Spring Training game-worn.

    I don’t remember if the Expos wore regular jerseys or batting practice ones during Spring Training. I’ve seen teams do jerseys for players who might be callups during the season (40 man roster guys), so it’s possible that it’s a game-issued jersey and not a game-worn one. I’ve got a Blue Jays Casey Blake like that.

  • Dave A | July 10, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment="116334"][quote comment="116281"]Not to go off on a tangent, but in the first Expos jersey pic, does anyone know who “Medrano” is? The jersey is bottom left between two Peter Bergeron jerseys. Thought I knew most players, but that one is not familiar to me.[/quote]

    I tried looking up any “Medrano’s” that played in the Major Leagues, not a single one. There was one however in the Expos minor league system, a shortstop, Anthony Medrano, maybe he got called up for a cup of coffee and never made it into a game, therefore no stats.
    As a side note how “game worn” could his jersey be?[/quote]

    on the other hand, if a player was a late season callup who never got into a game, he would have worn a uniform in the dugout, which would still make it “game worn”, just not “game played in”.

    Maybe some other game worn jersey collectors could chime in on this?

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment="116355"][quote comment="116328"][quote comment="116320"]

    I believe the sleeves on their home pinstripes were wrong. I remember different types of sleeves on pinstriped uniforms being discussed a few days ago, but I can’t find the day it was written about.

    Forgive me for forgetting the terminology, but don’t the Yankees use the type of sleeves that allow the stripes to begin from the collar and continue down the arm? The jerseys used in the television show started at the shoulder. I really wish I had a screengrab to explain this rambling post…[/quote]

    I don’t believe the Yanks went to Raglan sleeves until 1999. I believe they wore the regular type before that. If you google pictures of the 1998 yankees you’ll see what I mean.[/quote]

    The Yankees were wearing raglan sleeves in 1998. Picture of David Wells’s perfect game here – May 17, 1998

    Some more pics:
    1996, 1987, 1980, 1977, 1973.

    I don’t think the Yanks have worn set-in sleeves since the 1960s. So far as I can tell, they’ve been consistent in the double-knit era.[/quote]

    You are correct sir. I just googled a few pictures and from the angles I saw they looked to be set in. You obviously provided better examples and proved me wrong. It would be interesting to know what year they actually changed though.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    This is from a yahoo board about lost college footbal rivalries. I laughed at the last paragraph:

    They get handed out to th Freshman when they get rejected from Penn state and Get accepted to Pitt. Every Pitt reply on this thread reeks of ignorance.

    – Temple agreed to a 2-1, no Pitt fan mentions that.
    – PSU wasn’t bound to a conference schedule in the 80’s and had more freedom to schedule
    – Pitt fans will constantly talk about how nobody cares about games played in Pittsburgh 100 years ago, then the same poster will talk about Pitt’s “Nine” National titles. Which are just as old, and bought and paid for.
    – Pitt fans actually believe that PSU WANTED to play in Pittsburgh. Tables have turned,Pitt’s rented stadium is not nearly big enough to support this game. Pitt doesn’t WANT to play more games at Penn State, but they need to man up and do it, just like PSU did so many years ago.
    – The Penn State athletic department receives ZERO dollars from the state, so the tax payers have no say.
    – Pathetic Pitt fans will trumpet a 12-0 victory against one of the worst PSU teams ever, but PSU won SEVEN games in a row before that. What would you choose? 7/8 wins, or the last game of the series… easy choice.

    For all you outsiders, you will notice how much artificial importance a second teir team like Pitt places on having what they call a “true rival.” When your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year, all you have is the possibilty of beating the school down the road that you couldn’t get in to, and always wins on the gridiron. And maybe once every 8 years or so, you can pull off the upset.

  • Matt Mac | July 10, 2007 at 1:33 pm |

    I recalled Shaq in the #1 jersey due to having to switch uniforms mid-game (blood, tear, not quite sure). This ring a bell to anyone else?

  • bobwool | July 10, 2007 at 1:34 pm |

    Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.

  • Bryan | July 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment="116306"][quote comment="116263"]Re: The Bronx is Burning, I loved the movie, thought it was great depicting the city and the mood of the Yankees of that time. But, was the actor playing Reggie wearing fake stirrups?
    If so, I am shocked because of all the cooperation the movie got from real players.[/quote]

    I liked the show, but the Reggie character is wearing some strange batting helmet. The other players are all wearing a normal MLB helmet but Reggie looks like he is wearing a college or little league style helmet. The surves on it are just all wrong![/quote]
    When Reggie and Billy martin were arguing, why was Reggie’s hat a different color.

  • Chris Cruz | July 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    Picture of Beckham in the new Galaxy uniform. I personally think the new uniform is boring and lame, but I’m sure a lot of you will think it’s a huge improvement over the current kit.

  • Chris Cruz | July 10, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    Thats from the Jackie Robinson tribute game. They all wore 42. You can see another player wearing 42 in the backround, sans name.

  • A.J. | July 10, 2007 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    That looks like it’s from the game where everyone wore ’42’ to honor Jackie Robinson.

  • Joe H | July 10, 2007 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment="116297"]The problem I see with most radial arching is that it’s usually poorly executed, with terrible kerning issues being the most common error. But that’s not a problem with the style of arching, it’s a problem with the person doing it.
    [/quote]

    Amen my friend! And this is why I like nameplates better. It reduces the chance the goofball lettering the jersey will screw up the arch.

    Although I do still like vertical arch better than radial in most cases. It’s not much more difficult to do either. Illustrator can warp the font in 2 seconds to the right arch, and most shops use a mechanical cutter now, so the days of needing a talented person to letter a jersey are fading. I REALLY don’t miss the days of when I had to hand draw the names!

  • Terri | July 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    2 number 42s…can anyone figure out who the guy with his back turned is?

  • Ken | July 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    If you are referring to him wearing number 42 that is not weird at all, if you notice in the background the only other guy with a visible number is also wearing 42, it was most likely taken on Jackie Robinson Day, or sometime that week, when a ton of players wore his number.

  • Terri | July 10, 2007 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment="116380"][quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    2 number 42s…can anyone figure out who the guy with his back turned is?[/quote]

    Should’ve refreshed my page before posting…

  • Ken | July 10, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment="116382"][quote comment="116380"][quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    2 number 42s…can anyone figure out who the guy with his back turned is?[/quote]

    Should’ve refreshed my page before posting…[/quote]

    Same here

  • Rob | July 10, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    Yikes! That looks like Hannibal Lechter behind the plate.

  • patrick | July 10, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment="116269"][quote comment="116244"]I’m pretty sure the photo of Shaq with the #1 jersey was just a photo of him with the Magic jersey superimposed onto him after he was selected first by the team I vaguely remember seeing that photo around the time of the 1992 draft.[/quote]
    Definatly from the draft. I still have a card that features the caption, “back to back number 1 picks” and has both Chris Webber and Shaq on the card.[/quote]

    Yeah, well didnt penny hardaway wear 1 while witrh the magic? and he was what, a year or two behind shaq?

  • Joe Drennan | July 10, 2007 at 1:55 pm |

    Not uni related at all, but mad em laugh. I was getting some lunch and in a buisy lunch shop as a blind woman was trying to navigate her way out. She asked a woman for directions. The woman gave the blind lady directions by literaly saying, “just go that way,” and pointint to the door.

  • Eric | July 10, 2007 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment="116249"][quote comment="116239"]God, the HR Derby uniforms were horrific this year. I really can’t remember if they ever have had a design that wasn’t either boring, or ugly. The bridge theme in the letters just didn’t work at all.[/quote]
    It is also the wrong bridge. The Bay Bridge is the one you can see from the ballpark, but they put the Golden Gate Bridge on the jersey. To me, the design looks like overhead power lines.

    Also, the Giants lost major style points by stealing the Cub’s numeral font for the All-Star BP jerseys[/quote]

    After seeing the NL uni’s (with the GG bridge tower, I fully expected the AL to go with the Bay Bridge tower ( very similar, but distinctly unique) as the Bay Bridge does connect to Oakland! A missed opportunity by MLB to add something unique to the bad BP jerseys

  • Smed | July 10, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    Hey, I saw my retro Expos jersey in the gallery! Much thanks!

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment="116365"][quote comment="116334"][quote comment="116281"]Not to go off on a tangent, but in the first Expos jersey pic, does anyone know who “Medrano” is? The jersey is bottom left between two Peter Bergeron jerseys. Thought I knew most players, but that one is not familiar to me.[/quote]

    I tried looking up any “Medrano’s” that played in the Major Leagues, not a single one. There was one however in the Expos minor league system, a shortstop, Anthony Medrano, maybe he got called up for a cup of coffee and never made it into a game, therefore no stats.
    As a side note how “game worn” could his jersey be?[/quote]

    on the other hand, if a player was a late season callup who never got into a game, he would have worn a uniform in the dugout, which would still make it “game worn”, just not “game played in”.

    Maybe some other game worn jersey collectors could chime in on this?[/quote]
    Game worns are my first love (hockey and baseball, anyway). In hockey especially this is a HUGE deal with backup goalies. Here’s an example of something I encountered recently:

    The Senators made the Stanley Cup Finals and a guy who used to play here in Charlotte (where I’m a STH), Jeff Glass, was the 3rd or “practice” goalie. Ray Emery played all the games for the Sens and Marty Gerber was the backup. Obviously Glass’s was game issued as he never saw any time on the bench. But Gerber’s jersey….is it game worn or game issued? I say game worn. He took warmups with it on, wore it on the bench, etc. It should show a few puck marks on the front, maybe a little pipe paint on the back, and definitely would show pilling on the sleeves from his blocker and catcher. Some collectors will tell you it was only game issued because he never actually logged any minutes in it. Its a very gray area and is really up to the collector.

    As for baseball gamers, I say if they wore it while called up to the bigs then it is game worn. If it was prepared for them and they never made it out of the minors or got injured and didn’t get put on the roster then I would say game issued. This would mainly apply to guys like Medrano who played the majority of the year in the minors and may or may not have been on the Expos 40 man roster. That’s where doing your homework on a player and his shirt comes into play (the really fun part of the GW hobby IMO).

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 2:02 pm |

    I should also add to my game worn diatribe that I consider managers and coaches jerseys to be game worn. Sure, they don’t do shit but they are wearing it in a game.

  • Tom R | July 10, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment="116368"]This is from a yahoo board about lost college footbal rivalries. I laughed at the last paragraph:

    They get handed out to th Freshman when they get rejected from Penn state and Get accepted to Pitt. Every Pitt reply on this thread reeks of ignorance.

    – Temple agreed to a 2-1, no Pitt fan mentions that.
    – PSU wasn’t bound to a conference schedule in the 80’s and had more freedom to schedule
    – Pitt fans will constantly talk about how nobody cares about games played in Pittsburgh 100 years ago, then the same poster will talk about Pitt’s “Nine” National titles. Which are just as old, and bought and paid for.
    – Pitt fans actually believe that PSU WANTED to play in Pittsburgh. Tables have turned,Pitt’s rented stadium is not nearly big enough to support this game. Pitt doesn’t WANT to play more games at Penn State, but they need to man up and do it, just like PSU did so many years ago.
    – The Penn State athletic department receives ZERO dollars from the state, so the tax payers have no say.
    – Pathetic Pitt fans will trumpet a 12-0 victory against one of the worst PSU teams ever, but PSU won SEVEN games in a row before that. What would you choose? 7/8 wins, or the last game of the series… easy choice.

    For all you outsiders, you will notice how much artificial importance a second teir team like Pitt places on having what they call a “true rival.” When your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year, all you have is the possibilty of beating the school down the road that you couldn’t get in to, and always wins on the gridiron. And maybe once every 8 years or so, you can pull off the upset.[/quote]

    What brought this rant about and why are you hatin on Pitt

  • patrick | July 10, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116303"][quote comment="116295"][quote comment="116288"]How lame is A-Rod? Who wears a suit to the home-run derby as a player? Everything he says is so scripted and planned out; I can’t stand him.[/quote]

    Somewhat in his defense, he started out in the same uni as everyone else. He changed to the suit because he “had a dinner to go to”. He mentioned it when Berman and the gang interviewed him.[/quote]

    I’m sure all the players had dinners and parties to go to. David Ortiz didn’t seem to mind sitting on the side NOT in a suit. Alex must have had a hot date at the finest San Fransisco strip club with his busty lady friend.[/quote]

    ORRRRRRRRR, he’d rather not wear that absurd jersey and hat.

  • Eric | July 10, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment="116376"]For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    looks like Germany’s ’06 World Cup Jersey = Lame

  • patrick | July 10, 2007 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment="116335"][quote comment="116325"]I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.[/quote]

    Is that a piercing below Ryan Howard’s lip or a piece of dirt?[/quote]

    thats what i thought… I’ve never seen it before though, so its either new, or he takes it out during games…

  • ThresherK | July 10, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    Tables groaning under the weight of game-worn Expos jerseys? Vlad winning the Home Run Derby?

    I’m pretty much in the fetal position right now.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment="116393"][quote comment="116368"]This is from a yahoo board about lost college footbal rivalries. I laughed at the last paragraph:

    They get handed out to th Freshman when they get rejected from Penn state and Get accepted to Pitt. Every Pitt reply on this thread reeks of ignorance.

    – Temple agreed to a 2-1, no Pitt fan mentions that.
    – PSU wasn’t bound to a conference schedule in the 80’s and had more freedom to schedule
    – Pitt fans will constantly talk about how nobody cares about games played in Pittsburgh 100 years ago, then the same poster will talk about Pitt’s “Nine” National titles. Which are just as old, and bought and paid for.
    – Pitt fans actually believe that PSU WANTED to play in Pittsburgh. Tables have turned,Pitt’s rented stadium is not nearly big enough to support this game. Pitt doesn’t WANT to play more games at Penn State, but they need to man up and do it, just like PSU did so many years ago.
    – The Penn State athletic department receives ZERO dollars from the state, so the tax payers have no say.
    – Pathetic Pitt fans will trumpet a 12-0 victory against one of the worst PSU teams ever, but PSU won SEVEN games in a row before that. What would you choose? 7/8 wins, or the last game of the series… easy choice.

    For all you outsiders, you will notice how much artificial importance a second teir team like Pitt places on having what they call a “true rival.” When your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year, all you have is the possibilty of beating the school down the road that you couldn’t get in to, and always wins on the gridiron. And maybe once every 8 years or so, you can pull off the upset.[/quote]

    What brought this rant about and why are you hatin on Pitt[/quote]

    I forgot to add the quoute marks but I thought it was pretty clear. I didn’t write that. I just thought the last paragraph was funny and uniform related when it said that “your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year”.

  • Oakdale Panther | July 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment="116393"][quote comment="116368"]This is from a yahoo board about lost college footbal rivalries. I laughed at the last paragraph:

    They get handed out to th Freshman when they get rejected from Penn state and Get accepted to Pitt. Every Pitt reply on this thread reeks of ignorance.

    – Temple agreed to a 2-1, no Pitt fan mentions that.
    – PSU wasn’t bound to a conference schedule in the 80’s and had more freedom to schedule
    – Pitt fans will constantly talk about how nobody cares about games played in Pittsburgh 100 years ago, then the same poster will talk about Pitt’s “Nine” National titles. Which are just as old, and bought and paid for.
    – Pitt fans actually believe that PSU WANTED to play in Pittsburgh. Tables have turned,Pitt’s rented stadium is not nearly big enough to support this game. Pitt doesn’t WANT to play more games at Penn State, but they need to man up and do it, just like PSU did so many years ago.
    – The Penn State athletic department receives ZERO dollars from the state, so the tax payers have no say.
    – Pathetic Pitt fans will trumpet a 12-0 victory against one of the worst PSU teams ever, but PSU won SEVEN games in a row before that. What would you choose? 7/8 wins, or the last game of the series… easy choice.

    For all you outsiders, you will notice how much artificial importance a second teir team like Pitt places on having what they call a “true rival.” When your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year, all you have is the possibilty of beating the school down the road that you couldn’t get in to, and always wins on the gridiron. And maybe once every 8 years or so, you can pull off the upset.[/quote]

    What brought this rant about and why are you hatin on Pitt[/quote]

    For the love of JoePa, what does any of this have to do with UniWatch, Dear Nitter?

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment="116401"]I forgot to add the quoute marks but I thought it was pretty clear. I didn’t write that. I just thought the last paragraph was funny and uniform related when it said that “your team sucks and the only tradition it has is changing their uniform every year”.[/quote]

    I just included the whole statement so you would know where it was coming from. The argument started between Penn State and Pitt fans as to why they don’t play the rivalry anymore and who is to balme.

    I was however reading it because I am a PSU alum and I think they really need to play the game, all bad blood aside.

  • Leigh | July 10, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    This has been bugging me for a while now, I can’t decide if I’m going insane…Is it just me (and if it is, it’s all good) or does the lettering of the new Washington Capitals logo look awfully close to the same type of font that Reebok uses for their “RbK” logo? Possibly the people at Reebok learned a few more letters of the alphabet and wanted to use them in a new logo?

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment="116397"][quote comment="116335"][quote comment="116325"]I love this picture of Ryan Howard: Get this f-ing thing away from me.[/quote]

    Is that a piercing below Ryan Howard’s lip or a piece of dirt?[/quote]

    thats what i thought… I’ve never seen it before though, so its either new, or he takes it out during games…[/quote]

    I think it was just lint/dust/dirt cause it is not in this pic of him last night or any other of him taking swings.

  • Ron | July 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    Not quite sure if it has been posted yet, but the San Jose Sharks will unveil their new uniform design next week.

  • Ron | July 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment="116410"]Not quite sure if it has been posted yet, but the San Jose Sharks will unveil their new uniform design next week.[/quote]
    Actually in two weeks.

  • JJD | July 10, 2007 at 2:30 pm |

    Here is a view of the USA team in action against Korea during the World Cup of American Football yesterday (I think).

    Final score: USA 77, Korea 0. The box score is pretty damn amusing. An excerpt…

    USA 1 8:32 C Childs runs for +13 TOUCHDOWN!

    Kick by C Coffin GOOD!

    Also noteworthy is that score was achieved in a game with 12 minute quarters.

  • Jon | July 10, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    Not related to anything above, but the Sharks just announced that they’ll be introducing their new logo on July 24th.

  • Scott Springer | July 10, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    I’m not sure if this has been brought up in previous days’ posts but one thing I noticed was that there was not cross on Billy Martin’s cap last night. Was he wearing one at that time period?

  • Terri | July 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm |

    The Sharks did not take altering their brand lightly, as the main logo has been one of the most popular in professional sports since the club’s inception in 1991.

    I think the Sharks might be a little full of themselves…

  • Alan #44 | July 10, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment="116362"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.[/quote]
    OK, but it just didnt look right, The tops of the stirrup was “squared off” near the bottom of the pants. Really bugged me as I am a huge Reggie fan. Check my number 44!

  • Mark Doescher | July 10, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    http://sportsillustr...

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l!

  • Stuby | July 10, 2007 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment="116362"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.[/quote]
    Yes, but inaccurate to what Jackon actually wore.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116413"]Not related to anything above, but the Sharks just announced that they’ll be introducing their new logo on July 24th.[/quote]
    Check yesterday’s comments. I put a link to some rumors and some first-hand accounts of the new Sharks digs.

  • CJ | July 10, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment="116396"][quote comment="116376"]For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    looks like Germany’s ’06 World Cup Jersey = Lame[/quote]

    Not even close to the WC kit. For starters, it has a collar (best part, I think), like the Dutch national kit. Second, the shirt must be a new design from adidas for this year. It’s not the United line of uniforms/jackets, because the piping (is that what you would call the yellow side stripe?) is different. It looks like the setup is a new line, judging from this Mexico shirt. http://adus.imageg.n...
    Germany’s kit, for reference.
    http://worldcupyears...

    Two problems with the new design: 1.) The long sleeves amplify the overabundance of the three stripe motif. (Side pet peeve: In fencing, the sport with swords, you can buy adidas equipment, which is actually the same as another company with the stripes. Price difference? $150.) Yes, I get it, adidas made the kit. 2.) Someone tell the idiot he’s wearing his England kit’s boots. Red and white aren’t the colors of the Galaxy. Why doesn’t it match like everything else?

    Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this kit?
    http://shop.fcbayern...

  • Joe H | July 10, 2007 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    We discussed it a couple of weeks ago…it’s the font that their logo is made from

  • Talon Lardner | July 10, 2007 at 3:20 pm |

    As I said last night, I’m probally in the extreme minority when I say that I like the orange American All Star jerseys, and the National All Star hats. The black fabric on the National hat pulls off the new BP template very well (most likely the only one that pulls it off well at all). I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing a pro team in that Orange jersey (save the stripe on the side)

  • Matthew S. | July 10, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment="116437"]As I said last night, I’m probally in the extreme minority when I say that I like the orange American All Star jerseys, and the National All Star hats. The black fabric on the National hat pulls off the new BP template very well (most likely the only one that pulls it off well at all). I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing a pro team in that Orange jersey (save the stripe on the side)[/quote]

    You mean like this? http://exhibits.base...

  • Matthew S. | July 10, 2007 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment="116444"][quote comment="116437"]As I said last night, I’m probally in the extreme minority when I say that I like the orange American All Star jerseys, and the National All Star hats. The black fabric on the National hat pulls off the new BP template very well (most likely the only one that pulls it off well at all). I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing a pro team in that Orange jersey (save the stripe on the side)[/quote]

    You mean like this? http://exhibits.base...

    Or perhaps you’d like the all orange look: http://exhibits.base...

  • Shaftman | July 10, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment="116433"][quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the endless debate about the “new” caps sweater.

    I’m not a hater though. If people are asking the same question then it’s probably because they are new to the site and new people are always welcome and encouraged to not only tell their friends but get a membership card as well.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment="116446"][quote comment="116433"][quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the endless debate about the “new” caps sweater.

    I’m not a hater though. If people are asking the same question then it’s probably because they are new to the site and new people are always welcome and encouraged to not only tell their friends but get a membership card as well.[/quote]

    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should creat a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.

  • Cathy | July 10, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment="116446"][quote comment="116433"][quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the endless debate about the “new” caps sweater.

    I’m not a hater though. If people are asking the same question then it’s probably because they are new to the site and new people are always welcome and encouraged to not only tell their friends but get a membership card as well.[/quote]

    don’t forget Anthony Reyes of the Cardinals and his stirrups….gotta be added to the list. But, I’m tolerant also as I was new to this site about 6 months ago.

  • Cathy | July 10, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    forgot to link the picture …for new readers out there, it has been discussed and we LOVE them.

  • al | July 10, 2007 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment="116362"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.[/quote]
    but the pants are too high

  • Ken | July 10, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment="116448"][quote comment="116446"][quote comment="116433"][quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the endless debate about the “new” caps sweater.

    I’m not a hater though. If people are asking the same question then it’s probably because they are new to the site and new people are always welcome and encouraged to not only tell their friends but get a membership card as well.[/quote]

    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should creat a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.[/quote]

    I agree about the lower price level, I’m a college kid and really don’t have just an extra 25 bucks to throw in for uniwatch, but i read the site every single day, and would really like a membership card because they really do look awesome, even if it was just in the members gallery thing, wouldn’t even have to send them out for the lower price level. But its also not my site so I haven’t really thought to give advice on how much to charge.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment="116457"]I agree about the lower price level, I’m a college kid and really don’t have just an extra 25 bucks to throw in for uniwatch, but i read the site every single day, and would really like a membership card because they really do look awesome, even if it was just in the members gallery thing, wouldn’t even have to send them out for the lower price level. But its also not my site so I haven’t really thought to give advice on how much to charge.[/quote]

    I didn’t even think about that Ken, but you’re right, I don’t even need the card. It would be nice to just pay 5 bucks and getted added to the list.

  • Vince Grzegorek | July 10, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    Glad to see everyone behaving today with Paul enjoying St. Louis.

    Once again, if anyone has any pressing questions or concerns, feel free to email me.

    The membership program is totally Paul’s baby so i have no answers on that.

    –Vince

  • Kim | July 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    For those that aren’t Youtube inhibited, here’s a YouTube link of the ESPN Beckham commercial, towards the end, he’s wearing the new LA uniform with #23, and in the ‘crowd shot’ there’s a fan wearing the white replica, and one wearing a dark (black or blue?) with yellow trim. Could this be the dark LA jersey?

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

  • drew | July 10, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    The photo is probably from the tribute to Jackie Robinson

  • SWC Susan | July 10, 2007 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment="116454"]forgot to link the picture …for new readers out there, it has been discussed and we LOVE them.[/quote]

    But hate the hat… you left his flat brim off the list of dead horses! But again… welcome new readers! I always get a good snicker when one of those “Has anyone noticed…” posts appears.

  • odessasteps | July 10, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment="116415"]The Sharks did not take altering their brand lightly, as the main logo has been one of the most popular in professional sports since the club’s inception in 1991.

    I think the Sharks might be a little full of themselves…[/quote]

    IT seems like the combination of the colors (teal and black) and logo (mean old shark) led to lots of non-fans wearing their merchandise.

  • thetook (stan) | July 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment="116371"]Totally unrelated to the blog post, but I noticed something weird in this dugout photo of Chase Utley. Did you pick it out? Think “uni numbers”.[/quote]

    whats weird about that? the phillies wore number 42 jerseys on jackie robinson day.

  • SWC Susan | July 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment="116456"][quote comment="116362"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.[/quote]
    but the pants are too high[/quote]

    Wow… subtle difference! Props to you guys – I notice a lot of little things that my dad just shakes his head to, but you guys are tight! Actually, if you look at the stirrup height, it is pretty close (I mean maybe an inch difference), there is just more leg below the knee on the real deal. Maybe the actor has shorter legs and they had to compromise…

  • SWC Susan | July 10, 2007 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment="116473"][quote comment="116456"][quote comment="116362"][quote comment="116299"]to follow up on the “bronx is burning” post… reggie’s stirrups/sanitaries looked legit. I’ve got it tivo’d.. I’ll give another look.
    [/quote]
    Real stirrups.[/quote]
    but the pants are too high[/quote]

    Wow… subtle difference! Props to you guys – I notice a lot of little things that my dad just shakes his head to, but you guys are tight! Actually, if you look at the stirrup height, it is pretty close (I mean maybe an inch difference), there is just more leg below the knee on the real deal. Maybe the actor has shorter legs and they had to compromise…[/quote]

    Well, perhaps that one shot was just an abnormality… The other shots I just dug up seem to show a significant difference with respect to placement of the cuff at the stirrup arch.

  • Shaftman | July 10, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment="116468"][quote comment="116454"]forgot to link the picture …for new readers out there, it has been discussed and we LOVE them.[/quote]

    But hate the hat… you left his flat brim off the list of dead horses! But again… welcome new readers! I always get a good snicker when one of those “Has anyone noticed…” posts appears.[/quote]

    I know the feeling; but it’s worth it when it’s acutally a new topic.

  • Kyle O. | July 10, 2007 at 4:34 pm |

    While looking through one of SI’s photo galleries I came across this photo. Anyone know what kind of facemask the opposing player is wearing?

  • Joe H | July 10, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment="116457"][quote comment="116448"][quote comment="116446"][quote comment="116433"][quote comment="116425"]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/fantasy/07/10/campbattle.tampaqb/index.html

    What in the world is that typeface on Simms jersey? that is A-W-F-U-l![/quote]

    There are some things on Uniwatch that have been beaten to death with a dead horse that the general readership gets annoyed by when mentioned over and over.

    Included:

    1. Yes the Buccaneers have a special font on their practice jerseys, they have for years.

    2. This is in the past now, but it was really annoying at the begining of the baseball season: People reporting that there were new BP caps over a month after they debuted.

    3. I’m drawing a blank right now, but I know there are others. Anyone else care to contibute?[/quote]

    Don’t forget the endless debate about the “new” caps sweater.

    I’m not a hater though. If people are asking the same question then it’s probably because they are new to the site and new people are always welcome and encouraged to not only tell their friends but get a membership card as well.[/quote]

    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should creat a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.[/quote]

    I agree about the lower price level, I’m a college kid and really don’t have just an extra 25 bucks to throw in for uniwatch, but i read the site every single day, and would really like a membership card because they really do look awesome, even if it was just in the members gallery thing, wouldn’t even have to send them out for the lower price level. But its also not my site so I haven’t really thought to give advice on how much to charge.[/quote]

    You 2 could purchase the “athletic supporter” level! ;) hehe

  • Jonathan | July 10, 2007 at 4:37 pm |

    This might have been mentioned before as well, but just saw this that Rickey wore fake stirrups.

  • Amy | July 10, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment="116481"]
    You 2 could purchase the “athletic supporter” level! ;) hehe[/quote]

    Ha ha – I like that!

  • patrick | July 10, 2007 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment="116435"][quote comment="116396"][quote comment="116376"]For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    looks like Germany’s ’06 World Cup Jersey = Lame[/quote]

    Not even close to the WC kit. For starters, it has a collar (best part, I think), like the Dutch national kit. Second, the shirt must be a new design from adidas for this year. It’s not the United line of uniforms/jackets, because the piping (is that what you would call the yellow side stripe?) is different. It looks like the setup is a new line, judging from this Mexico shirt. http://adus.imageg.n...
    Germany’s kit, for reference.
    http://worldcupyears...

    Two problems with the new design: 1.) The long sleeves amplify the overabundance of the three stripe motif. (Side pet peeve: In fencing, the sport with swords, you can buy adidas equipment, which is actually the same as another company with the stripes. Price difference? $150.) Yes, I get it, adidas made the kit. 2.) Someone tell the idiot he’s wearing his England kit’s boots. Red and white aren’t the colors of the Galaxy. Why doesn’t it match like everything else?

    Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this kit?
    http://shop.fcbayern...

    Beckham, like most players, dont really color coordinate their cleats for the tema they play on. main reason being, cleats are usually black, red, white, and now yellow has become very popular. He also has a contract with adidas, which may or may not prevent him from coordinating his boots.

  • Philly Bill | July 10, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment="116434"][quote comment="116413"]Not related to anything above, but the Sharks just announced that they’ll be introducing their new logo on July 24th.[/quote]
    Check yesterday’s comments. I put a link to some rumors and some first-hand accounts of the new Sharks digs.[/quote]

    Hopefully the tape will go all the way around the stick blade now…

  • Mikey | July 10, 2007 at 5:11 pm |

    Not all of us love the high pants and stirrup look….. long live the pajama pants!

  • possum | July 10, 2007 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment="116495"][quote comment="116434"][quote comment="116413"]Not related to anything above, but the Sharks just announced that they’ll be introducing their new logo on July 24th.[/quote]
    Check yesterday’s comments. I put a link to some rumors and some first-hand accounts of the new Sharks digs.[/quote]

    Hopefully the tape will go all the way around the stick blade now…[/quote]
    LOL, I’ve owned 2 Sharks gamers and never noticed that.

  • Matt B | July 10, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    >Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this [Bayern Munich] kit?

    Like the stripes, don’t like that they don’t go all the way around. LOVE the umlauts inside the U.

  • Kevin Oatrick | July 10, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    Dig that Golden State trolley design (here’s a larger view) — gorgeous!
    I agree, my personal favorite. But even though Golden State wears them during throw back games, technically it is from the San Francisco Warriors (“the City” with Golden Gate Bridge on the front and the cable car on the back).

  • CJ | July 10, 2007 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment="116493"]Beckham, like most players, dont really color coordinate their cleats for the tema they play on. main reason being, cleats are usually black, red, white, and now yellow has become very popular. He also has a contract with adidas, which may or may not prevent him from coordinating his boots.[/quote]

    Black and white are classic; I don’t have a problem with those. But they could make more money by having two “Beckham” boots: his international and club boots. The red just stuck out to me. At least they weren’t solid red, that would be worse.

    Though I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s content with the more-money-than-God he gets to wear those in the first place.

  • Matthew H. | July 10, 2007 at 5:43 pm |

    I know the knock on the new New Era BP caps here has been over the design. For most of the teams I’m not crazy about it either. In my opinion, the design does work for some of the teams. I happen to be partial to the Washington Nationals BP cap. A week or so ago Paul had a small posting that said that the Mets were forced by MLB/New Era to go back to using the BP caps during BP in place of their game caps. The post featured a quote from somebody inside the Mets that who reffered to the caps as “awful.” Just wondering if anybody knows why the teams and/or players don’t like them. I’ve found that the caps do live it to what they are supposedly designed for. I wear mine while running and it soaks up the sweat. I’m also just back from 2 weeks in Rome where it was brutally hot and it kept the sweat out of my face. And it does that without runining the hat. The old wool game caps shring when you sweat and cotton caps just get too wet to wear. The only damage to my BP cap is the white sweat stains on the underside of the brim which can be easily washed out because the hat is polyester. Anybody have any thoughts or info?

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 10, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment="116448"]
    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should create a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.[/quote]

    I’m all for the lower tier also.

    But, where does all of the money for the memberships go to?

  • SWC Susan | July 10, 2007 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment="116503"]Not all of us love the high pants and stirrup look….. long live the pajama pants![/quote]

    I would have to say… some of those guys look pretty stupid with high cuffs! While I love high cuff, they look much better with stirrups instead of hoisery!

  • Matthew H. | July 10, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment="116520"][quote comment="116448"]
    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should create a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.[/quote]

    I’m all for the lower tier also.

    But, where does all of the money for the memberships go to?[/quote]

    Paul said when he started the membership program that he doesn’t get paid write this blog. He’s doing it for himself and for all of us uni crazed fanatics out there. I didn’t think twice about signing-up for membership. And remember, membership is not required. The site remains totally free for everyone.

  • John Baranowski | July 10, 2007 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment="116523"][quote comment="116520"][quote comment="116448"]
    You know, I’ve been a reader for about a year now and I haven’t gotten a membership. I just feel like it’s a little silly. I don’t like to carry to much stuff in my wallet anyway. That said I would probably get one if they were 5 or 10 bucks.

    I think Paul should create a lower level for the plain card with the Uniwatch template and charge the 25 for the cards with the special uniform treatment. Maybe I should send him an email with that suggestion.[/quote]

    I’m all for the lower tier also.

    But, where does all of the money for the memberships go to?[/quote]

    Paul said when he started the membership program that he doesn’t get paid write this blog. He’s doing it for himself and for all of us uni crazed fanatics out there. I didn’t think twice about signing-up for membership. And remember, membership is not required. The site remains totally free for everyone.[/quote]

    yep, i’m a poor college student myself, but i signed up (that money order is in the mail, Paul) because i’ll support any group that loves jerseys as much as i do. Perhaps a low level thing would be nice, done in only the UniWatch colors.
    Personally, since we’re all jersey people here, i’m really suprised there isn’t an upper level thing that’s a uniwatch jersey. I know of a few places online that do team deals really cheap, and i know we’d be over any minimums…i know i’d go to the t-shirt level, but i haven’t worn anything other than a jersey in over three years (almost always hockey, except football in really hot weather, and i’ll wear suits for those special occasions), and i’d proudly sport a uniwatch jersey, especially a hockey one

    since we’re on ideas here, i mention uniwatch blog to people an awful lot, especially when i’m quoted for various hockey jersey things, but i get the feeling that it’s never really heeded…so i wondered if it’d be hard for Paul and Vince to make a sheet of UniWatchBlog business cards that we could print out, cut apart, and hand out when we give you guys a shameless plug. one 8.5″ X 11″ image, and we’ll take care of the rest. anybody think it’s a half-decent idea?

  • A.J. Zydzik | July 10, 2007 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment="116435"][quote comment="116396"][quote comment="116376"]For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    looks like Germany’s ’06 World Cup Jersey = Lame[/quote]

    Not even close to the WC kit. For starters, it has a collar (best part, I think), like the Dutch national kit. Second, the shirt must be a new design from adidas for this year. It’s not the United line of uniforms/jackets, because the piping (is that what you would call the yellow side stripe?) is different. It looks like the setup is a new line, judging from this Mexico shirt. http://adus.imageg.n...
    Germany’s kit, for reference.
    http://worldcupyears...

    Two problems with the new design: 1.) The long sleeves amplify the overabundance of the three stripe motif. (Side pet peeve: In fencing, the sport with swords, you can buy adidas equipment, which is actually the same as another company with the stripes. Price difference? $150.) Yes, I get it, adidas made the kit. 2.) Someone tell the idiot he’s wearing his England kit’s boots. Red and white aren’t the colors of the Galaxy. Why doesn’t it match like everything else?

    Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this kit?
    http://shop.fcbayern...

    Im a big fan of the new Bayern jerseys. I think their home jerseys the last couple years were ugly as I hate jerseys with collars on them, and I really dig the hoops

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 6:51 pm |

    A little off topic, but back to that USA-korea game. The US offense didnt see the field untill they were leading 28-0 in the second quarter. their defense allowed a decent negative 31 yards and zero first downs.

  • S Dot | July 10, 2007 at 7:28 pm |

    The University of Michigan just announced a deal with adidas starting in 2008-2009 seasons.

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:12 pm |

    that was a pathetic attempt at a Million. The front of the jersey wasn’t bad, but the yellow on the back was pretty ugly.

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    During the pre-game of the all-star game, that Taco Bell jersey the guy in the “hit off the tee” contest was wearing was pathetic! So was he, actually!

  • Michael K. | July 10, 2007 at 8:16 pm |

    The type on the front of the Taco Bell jersey was really small. You’d think that with it being a corporate thing and all, it would be huge, right?

    The Simpsons baseball thing was kind of interesting. I don’t have any screens, but I was surprised that they got the Tigers’ logo discrepancy right (thick D on jersey, bony D on cap). They had some weird piping going down the middle of the Giants wordmark on Barry’s jersey. Interesting stuff.

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    WOW Mets in pinstripes and blue hats. Paul must be in heaven!

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:24 pm |

    It’s always interesting how accurate comments from my fiance tend to be. As freddy sanchez was shown… she says “ew, I hate those vest things”

  • Graf Zeppelin | July 10, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    YES! YES! Pinstripes! Blue caps!

    YES!!!!!!!

  • Orange and Blue | July 10, 2007 at 8:27 pm |

    All-Star introductions and the player representatives from the Mets are wearing the traditional, old-school pinstripes with all-blue caps…..NICE!!!!!

  • Buckeye Mike | July 10, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    but I think that beltran atleast has on a black belt

  • Don M | July 10, 2007 at 8:29 pm |

    Of course the All-Star patch is huge! It has to fit on a hat for Barry Bonds’ watermelon sized head!

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 8:32 pm |

    I love how teams like the Mets, Rockies and the Pirates insult the Uni Gods all year and then suddenly sprout a sense of shame at the All Star Game. Like no one is watching the rest of the year.

    Alex Rios has serious problems with his Tor onto, its gapped and out of alignment.

    Ichiro: weird shoe thing going on.

  • Dave A | July 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment="116392"]I should also add to my game worn diatribe that I consider managers and coaches jerseys to be game worn. Sure, they don’t do shit but they are wearing it in a game.[/quote]

    I agree on both points you made, although I’ll only go for a manager/coach jersey if that’s the only one in the style I want available.

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    anyone wearing a grey underbill? I didn’t notice.

  • JP | July 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    When Carl Crawford was introduced, he was sporting the all black Rays hat. They haven’t worn that hat in 2 or 3 seasons. Very weird. Cant believe no one has mentioned David Wrights’ white cleats with orange laces yet. Gotta love the white kicks in the All Star Game.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment="116603"]WOW

    Mets in pinstripes and blue hats.

    Paul must be in heaven![/quote]

    once again my theory is still intact. which is in case you didn’t know that the mlb also required the mets not to wear their road cap at home when they told them to start wearing the bp caps. The Mets wore blue caps 5 games in a row at home before they went in their pre-allstar game road trip.

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 8:34 pm |

    also the d-bags jerseys had some serious problems lining up the “A”s

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    I think Willie’s jacket is now available on the Pirates website. Terrible color match.

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    Willie Mays has “SAY HEY” on the back of his Giants jacket.

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    That Willie Mays jacket is pretty hideous

  • Matt Nelson | July 10, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    The Twins delegation at the All-Star game seems to be wearing the wrong hats. The “TC” hat is the home hat (which is what they’re all wearing), the “M” hat is the proper hat to go with the road grey uniforms.

  • Jeff B | July 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm |

    Very apropos scene during the AL all star introductions. Jim Leyland was introduced and ran down the line of AL reserves. From a long view and from behind a running Leyland, you see a long line of long baggy pantsed young players and an older, experienced, and fine dressed Leyland in high socks. I just like the symbolism there.

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 8:40 pm |

    willie gave all of his ugly crap away. the all star jacket and other one too.

  • redemske | July 10, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    Willie’s jersey had his name on it. WHY????

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:41 pm |

    even the umps have the all-star patch.

  • JMO | July 10, 2007 at 8:42 pm |

    Is it just me or are the 3 starting mets wearing different uniforms? It looked like Reyes and Beltran were in solid white home, and Wright was wearing the blue pinstripes ?

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment="116625"]The Twins delegation at the All-Star game seems to be wearing the wrong hats. The “TC” hat is the home hat (which is what they’re all wearing), the “M” hat is the proper hat to go with the road grey uniforms.[/quote]

    I’m going to guess. When the Twins switched to the CoolFlo helmets a year or two ago they abandoned the M helmet logo on the road to have a single set of helmets. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone decided to keep the logos congruent for the all star game by using the home caps as well.

  • Chad G | July 10, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment="116631"]Is it just me or are the 3 starting mets wearing different uniforms? It looked like Reyes and Beltran were in solid white home, and Wright was wearing the blue pinstripes ?[/quote]

    no, they were all in pins, your eyes must be playing tricks on you

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:45 pm |

    [quote comment="116631"]Is it just me or are the 3 starting mets wearing different uniforms? It looked like Reyes and Beltran were in solid white home, and Wright was wearing the blue pinstripes ?[/quote]

    um… it’s you.

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm |

    I’m only 25, but feel like an old man on the east coast… really it takes an hour for the game to start?

  • Stuby | July 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm |

    Its almost emabarrasing how often the Giants honor Willie Mays. Every time its a bit hokier.

  • anthony | July 10, 2007 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment="116639"]I’m only 25, but feel like an old man on the east coast… really it takes an hour for the game to start?[/quote]
    yeah… what’s up with that?

  • anthony | July 10, 2007 at 8:55 pm |

    Is Jeter wearing grey cleats?

  • Ian K | July 10, 2007 at 8:57 pm |

    I was going to count the number of gray underbills but I guess all the caps are new, since they have the All Star Game applique.

    I know I’m late in mentioning this, but I’m watching the game on a slight Tivo delay. But did Chris Isaak sing “gave proof through the FIGHT” and “FOR the land of the free”??? Come on Chris.

  • Beau G | July 10, 2007 at 9:01 pm |

    White shoes on A-Rod

  • =bg= | July 10, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    I remember way back when, The Reds Dave Concepcion wore white Adidas- the Reds club rule of all black shoes/no trim showing was not in effect for the ASG.

  • Tom C. | July 10, 2007 at 9:22 pm |

    They just let numbers repeat, right? Sizemore/Ramirez comes to mind, but I’m sure there are others.

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm |

    A-Rod and Chase Utley in white cleats.

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    a-rod still has the sticker on his underbrim.

  • Brandon Davis | July 10, 2007 at 9:41 pm |

    Definitely posted my comment in yesterday’s comments…

    I’m watching the ASG and it dawned on me that the hat Paul linked to the other day – an A’s cap with ASG patch should be a road hat since the American League is on the road.

  • Jeff B | July 10, 2007 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment="116658"]Definitely posted my comment in yesterday’s comments…

    I’m watching the ASG and it dawned on me that the hat Paul linked to the other day – an A’s cap with ASG patch should be a road hat since the American League is on the road.[/quote]

    General rule is that they will sell any merchandise with the logo. For example, I remember seeing away Chicago Bears jerseys with Super Bowl logos on them when the Bears wore their home unis. It happens at any event in any sport because, well, they’re out to sell as much as they can.

  • Brian from Short Island | July 10, 2007 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment="116435"][quote comment="116396"][quote comment="116376"]For some reason my link didn’t appear in my last post:

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    looks like Germany’s ’06 World Cup Jersey = Lame[/quote]

    Not even close to the WC kit. For starters, it has a collar (best part, I think), like the Dutch national kit. Second, the shirt must be a new design from adidas for this year. It’s not the United line of uniforms/jackets, because the piping (is that what you would call the yellow side stripe?) is different. It looks like the setup is a new line, judging from this Mexico shirt. http://adus.imageg.n...
    Germany’s kit, for reference.
    http://worldcupyears...

    Two problems with the new design: 1.) The long sleeves amplify the overabundance of the three stripe motif. (Side pet peeve: In fencing, the sport with swords, you can buy adidas equipment, which is actually the same as another company with the stripes. Price difference? $150.) Yes, I get it, adidas made the kit. 2.) Someone tell the idiot he’s wearing his England kit’s boots. Red and white aren’t the colors of the Galaxy. Why doesn’t it match like everything else?

    Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this kit?
    http://shop.fcbayern...
    FC Bayern? More like FC Dallas!

  • Brian from Short Island | July 10, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment="116463"]For those that aren’t Youtube inhibited, here’s a YouTube link of the ESPN Beckham commercial, towards the end, he’s wearing the new LA uniform with #23, and in the ‘crowd shot’ there’s a fan wearing the white replica, and one wearing a dark (black or blue?) with yellow trim. Could this be the dark LA jersey?

    http://www.youtube.c...
    The only stop sign I saw when I went to Spain said, curiously enough, “STOP” on it… Maybe because I was out in the country?

  • CJ | July 10, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment="116668"]Not even close to the WC kit. For starters, it has a collar (best part, I think), like the Dutch national kit. Second, the shirt must be a new design from adidas for this year. It’s not the United line of uniforms/jackets, because the piping (is that what you would call the yellow side stripe?) is different. It looks like the setup is a new line, judging from this Mexico shirt. http://adus.imageg.n...
    Germany’s kit, for reference.
    http://worldcupyears...

    Two problems with the new design: 1.) The long sleeves amplify the overabundance of the three stripe motif. (Side pet peeve: In fencing, the sport with swords, you can buy adidas equipment, which is actually the same as another company with the stripes. Price difference? $150.) Yes, I get it, adidas made the kit. 2.) Someone tell the idiot he’s wearing his England kit’s boots. Red and white aren’t the colors of the Galaxy. Why doesn’t it match like everything else?

    Since I’ve got you distracted with soccer, whaddya think about this kit?
    http://shop.fcbayern...
    FC Bayern? More like FC Dallas![/quote]

    Eh, similar hoops, but similarities end there.
    http://www.soccer.co...
    Note the fully red shoulders, red stripe at top (not white), white three stripes (not blue), not the +teamgeist set (must be custom, not a template like MLS).

    Also, Bayern patch > FC Dallas patch.

  • CJ | July 10, 2007 at 10:28 pm |

    Ooops, must have messed up the wrong quote tags.

  • TD | July 10, 2007 at 10:50 pm |

    Paula Cole in the dazzle satins.

    (sorry – couldn’t help myself)

  • Joey Guns | July 10, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    I bet Paul loves Paula Cole’s nice purple dress! haha

  • Jeremiah | July 10, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    Just speaking aesthetically, I have to say I’m glad to see all of the teams wearing their normal,”official” uniforms, especially the Mets, Astros, Indians, and Rockies. I swear, the alternate thing has gotten way out of hand. The regualr unis look great. I wish MLB could put limits on the alts. Just trying to keep up with the Astros and Rockies combos must be mind-boggling for their fans.

    I like the TC cap for Minni better anyway.

  • Stuby | July 10, 2007 at 11:35 pm |

    Weird to see a Dodger hat or an A’s hat with a big orange and black patch on it.

    A-Rod with the high cuffs, dark socks and white cleats looked severely lame-o. He should’ve played the game in his business suit.

  • Kevin | July 10, 2007 at 11:37 pm |

    me want those new nike batting glovs being worn tonight!

    so far the count is torii, m.holliday, and rus martin…im sure theres others please feel free to add some

  • chris | July 10, 2007 at 11:43 pm |

    add dimitri young to the players with an insulin pump. you could see it on his belt during his at bat.

  • Luke Larson | July 10, 2007 at 11:50 pm |

    not uni-related, but i assume that this is the first ever j.j. vs. j.j matchup in ASG history (putz vs. hardy)

  • Ed from Dallas | July 11, 2007 at 12:09 am |

    MVP presentation: Why couldn’t Ichiro still be in uniform…and that has to be the worst on-field interview I’ve ever seen in my life. LMAO @ “He loves San Francisco and he’s gonna be a free agent!”

    Terrible.

  • Jeremiah | July 11, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    I can’t be lieve she said that. If I were the Mariners or a Mariners fan I’d be bent at what she closed the interview with. Actually, if a member of another MLB organization had said that publicly like that it’d be a clear-cut example of tampering. That was bad form, very unprofessional.

  • Brandon | July 11, 2007 at 12:25 am |

    What a lame ASG MVP trophy. Yeah the old one was kinda corny because it was a big glass star, but hey that makes a little sense. The one they gave Ichiro tonight looked like (please excuse my language) a glass dildo.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 11, 2007 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment="116617"]When Carl Crawford was introduced, he was sporting the all black Rays hat. They haven’t worn that hat in 2 or 3 seasons. Very weird. [/quote]

    Wouldn’t those hats have been given out by New Era at the game because they have the ASG patch on it?

    Or do players bring their own hat and New Era applies them on-site?

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 11, 2007 at 12:33 am |

    [quote comment="116722"]MVP presentation: Why couldn’t Ichiro still be in uniform…and that has to be the worst on-field interview I’ve ever seen in my life. LMAO @ “He loves San Francisco and he’s gonna be a free agent!”

    Terrible.[/quote]

    Jeanie Z is absolutely the worst. If you think she is bad on MLB, you should have heard her on NASCAR. She had no clue.

  • Jeremiah | July 11, 2007 at 12:34 am |

    [quote comment="116729"]What a lame ASG MVP trophy. Yeah the old one was kinda corny because it was a big glass star, but hey that makes a little sense. The one they gave Ichiro tonight looked like (please excuse my language) a glass dildo.[/quote]

    I don’t have pics, but I remember reading in GQ that Ichiro wore some funky stuff to Spring training, including a gold man-purse. Maybe that’s just how he rolls. :-)

  • Kyle S. | July 11, 2007 at 1:18 am |

    Im pretty sure that Dmitri Young had a microphone, not an insulin pump. Although they were talking about him being diabetic, the had the mic on the front of his jersey. I think the Dbacks 2nd baseman had one(cant remember his name) and I think i saw some other guys with it too.

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

    when is the logo for the yankee stadium all-star game released?

  • Jonee | July 11, 2007 at 2:15 am |

    I believe Phillies players in the All-Star game were not wearing their interleague caps.

  • possum | July 11, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    For those that asked about it on Tuesday….I have not heard who the seller is of the Expos and Braves jerseys yet. I’ll post if I do find out.

  • Eric | July 11, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment="116625"]The Twins delegation at the All-Star game seems to be wearing the wrong hats. The “TC” hat is the home hat (which is what they’re all wearing), the “M” hat is the proper hat to go with the road grey uniforms.[/quote]

    Yes, but the Twin Cities hat kicks the sad, sad M hat’s ass at all times. They just need to go back to the Killer-era look. (Script Twins, white with navy pinstripes … oh and add the red TC hat as the alternate!)

  • Richard Craig | July 12, 2007 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment="116268"]On the assumption he regularly reads the comment pages of Uni Watch, is the Richard Craig who delivered the on-site report from the ASG perhaps the one I went to high school with in Washington D.C.?[/quote]

    Sorry I didn’t get to this sooner – no, I’m not from D.C., but thanks for your interest.