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North of the Border Report, Eh

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I was in Toronto for only 39 hours last week (about 15 hours less than I’d originally planned, thanks to a broken fan belt that left Uni Watch Ontario bureau chief Liz Clayton and me temporarily stranded in Sarnia), but it was an extremely uni-eventful visit nonetheless, beginning with Tuesday night’s party at the Imperial Pub and Library. About a dozen readers showed up, including John Edwards, Brian Kallion, Braden Liebovitch, J.C. Plante, Matt Irving, Erich Reich, Scott Ingram (who buttered me up by mentioning that he had all 10 issues of Beer Frame, the zine I published a million years ago), James Leroux (whose T-shirt drew raves), Nana Kwamie (whose Black Fives throwback, based on the 1918 St. Christopher’s Club in Harlem, was another hit), Jonah Weslak (who pointed out the irony of a Pete Rose jersey being part of the Cooperstown Collection), Jonathan Deery (who later removed his Belleville Bulls jersey to reveal something even cooler), and the aforementioned Liz Clayton (my favorite shirt of the night, although I may be a bit biased, since I’ve known Liz for over a dozen years).

Two other guys who attended the party were Paul Morris and Tommy Gough, who run Big Stick Custom Hockey Jerseys, a small shop that I visited the next day. It doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside, however, it’s a treasure trove of jersey samples, template posters, swatch books, boxes and trays full of letters, numbers, and patches, binders full of logo crests (additional examples here and here), and the kind of stuff you’ll only see in a hockey shop. Way too much cool stuff for me to list here, but suffice it to say that I got to witness lots letter cutting, heat pressing, and jersey dispaying during my visit.

Later on that evening, I did a non-uni-related reading as part of the excellent Pontiac Quarterly series. But uniforms still managed to stalk me, because during intermission I met the lovely Amber Roga (renowned as Toronto’s finest barista), who informed me that her hometown of Kitchener, Ontario, is the home base of Barbarian Rugby Wear, which sponsors both the Canadian and German national rugby squads. You can probably guess which part of their catalog I like best.

Speaking of which: My only regret regarding the visit was that the pseudonymous sock savant known as Witesock, who lives in Toronto, was out of town, so I didn’t get to meet him. Next time.

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Membership News: Thanks to everyone who weighed in yesterday regarding Dan Netser’s Pacers design. Most of you seemed to prefer this version; more importantly, so did Dan himself. So that’s the one we’re going with.

Meanwhile, today’s the last day to enroll as a Charter Member (although of course I hope people will continue to sign up after today as well). New material is being added to the design gallery on a near-hourly basis, so check out the goods, leave comments, etc.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Looks like Jarrod Saltalamacchia is about to set the all-time record for the longest-surnamed player ever to be traded. … Interesting item here about some of the Redskins wearing soccer cleats (with thanks to Kim Kolb). … Jeremy Brahm nominates South Korean men’s basketball coach Choi Bu Yung for the title of worst coach’s shirt. … Jeremy also noted lots of interesting things on the court at the FIBA Asian Championships, including the following: The United Arab Emerites team wears “UAE” on the back but only has their flag on the front; the Philippines team wears the country name on the back; and Indonesia is going seriously old-school. … Interesting note from Jeremy Poursine, who writes: “The New Orleans Zephyrs, the Mets’ triple-A affiliate, play at Zephyr Field, which is actually in the suburb of Metairie. Someone realized that Mets and Metairie share some letters and made some hot merchandise for the team. This one spells out the whole name, while this one uses Metairie’s well-known nickname.” … Jason Palmer sent along this great photo of several players from the Mineral Wells Steam (“a Texas Collegiate League team — wooden bat league similar to the Cape Cod summer league,” he says). Gotta love how the non-game-day pitchers wear stirrups with their shorts. … Loads of great striped rugby uniforms displayed in this gallery (with thanks to Caleb Borchers). … The Tulsa Drillers are retiring No. 29 and wearing a memorial patch for Mike Coolbaugh, the coach who was recently killed by a line drive (with thanks to Matt Porges). … I knew that the baseball scenes in Pride of Yankees were essentially shot backwards, because right-handed Gary Cooper was portraying the left-handed Lou Gehrig. What I didn’t realize, however — until Ethan Rowley pointed it out to me — was that the same thing was done for certain scenes in 61*, because right-handed Anthony Michael Hall was playing southpaw Whitey Ford. Rowley pulled a few screen grabs from the “Making of” segment of the 61* DVD that show how they did it, as seen here and here. … Reprinted from last night’s comments: Decent view here of the Broncos’ dual memorial decal for Darrent Williams and Damien Nash.

 

226 comments to North of the Border Report, Eh

  • redemske | July 31, 2007 at 8:57 am |

    The Rangers’ uniform links don’t work.

    And I have the actual sign that Liz’s shirt is based on. It’s on a door that goes to the outside of our house. Nobody has ever been hit, so it must be working.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 9:03 am |

    http://farm2.static....

    The one in the middle…”Fury White” with the blue flames. My previous hockey team, the Inferno, wore those. Since this blog started, I’ve always thought…man, the Uni Watch crew would hate those! lol.

    We had a cool logo…a flaming smiley-face.

  • anthony | July 31, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    …page 5 of the uniwatch membership uniform cards is one wacky and diverse collection.
    It’s got it all – golf, indoor soccer, america’s cup, a bat boy, throwbacks, ivy league rugby, FIFA, and not to mention, a “pope,” a “llama,” a “gay,” a “nigro,” and a “stein.”

    Truly an amazing cross section of Uniwatch members

  • Nate | July 31, 2007 at 9:05 am |

    Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 9:11 am |

    Carlos Rogers is wearing soccer cleats?…maybe THAT’S why he’s only got 3 interceptions in 2 YEARS…he might not realize he CAN touch the ball with his hands.

  • matthew | July 31, 2007 at 9:16 am |

    The link for the new rangers’ jersey dosen’t work…

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.

  • Shadeymonk | July 31, 2007 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Paul Morris and Tommy Gough…your shop brought back so many great memories of my time in the business…every photo I could relate with…awesome stuff!

    I’d love to pick your brains about a few things…get my email from Paul if you’re cool with that!

  • Natron | July 31, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]

    According to this column, he may be switching to either 5 or 45.

  • Mike V. | July 31, 2007 at 9:27 am |

    Those Tee-Pee Jerseys are classic, just beautiful.

  • Jason | July 31, 2007 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”126552″]

    And I have the actual sign that Liz’s shirt is based on. It’s on a door that goes to the outside of our house. Nobody has ever been hit, so it must be working.[/quote]

    I assume you meant at your house.

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.

  • Shadeymonk | July 31, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray was waived yesterday

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”126576″][quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray was waived yesterday[/quote]
    Nevermind then.

  • Nate | July 31, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Yeah, that might make him look less skinny. Thanks for the heads up on the 5 and 45. Good stuff.

  • Pat | July 31, 2007 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray, thank the good Lord, was waived a week ago. He got a two year deal in Italy. If Garnett wears #7 it will ruffle my feathers a bit. I need time to get over trading away the best young post player in the past decade.

    I hope Garnett chooses 5. We haven’t had much luck recently with #12 (Ricky Davis, Allan Ray) or #45 (Raef LaFrentz). As far as I can remember there hasn’t been a #5 since John Bagley. I’m looking that up now, but any help would be great.

    I’m hoping for as much karma as I can with this huge lack of bench the Celts are now dealing with.

  • tommy | July 31, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”126569″]Paul Morris and Tommy Gough…your shop brought back so many great memories of my time in the business…every photo I could relate with…awesome stuff!

    I’d love to pick your brains about a few things…get my email from Paul if you’re cool with that![/quote]
    Drop us a line at info@bigstick.ca
    Cool.

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”126579″][quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray, thank the good Lord, was waived a week ago. He got a two year deal in Italy. If Garnett wears #7 it will ruffle my feathers a bit. I need time to get over trading away the best young post player in the past decade.

    I hope Garnett chooses 5. We haven’t had much luck recently with #12 (Ricky Davis, Allan Ray) or #45 (Raef LaFrentz). As far as I can remember there hasn’t been a #5 since John Bagley. I’m looking that up now, but any help would be great.

    I’m hoping for as much karma as I can with this huge lack of bench the Celts are now dealing with.[/quote]
    #5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.

  • jesus | July 31, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    so I guess we won’t be getting a Celtics game-time shot of #12 standing next to #20 (and vice versa) any time soon, huh? a shame…

  • Roger Faso | July 31, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    Bill Walsh deserves to be remembered with more than a ribbon or patch and Dustin Shryock of New York has a great idea.

    I read it this morning in the San Francisco Chronicles website, SFGATE.

    Walsh defined an era. On the field of play, nothing represents and era better than a uniform.

  • Tom Carlson | July 31, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    They are retiring #29 for Mike Coolbaugh.

    Why is he wearing #32 in the picture?

  • Pat | July 31, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”126587″]so I guess we won’t be getting a Celtics game-time shot of #12 standing next to #20 (and vice versa) any time soon, huh? a shame…[/quote]

    Very true. The only downfall to the Allan Ray dismissal was no Allan Ray/Ray Allen combination to confuse the hell out of Tommy Heinsohn.

    [quote]#5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Bill Walton wore #5 for the Celtics, but I’m trying to think of the last person to wear #5 for them. I’m pretty sure it was Bagley in the early/mid 90s.

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”126588″]Bill Walsh deserves to be remembered with more than a ribbon or patch and Dustin Shryock of New York has a great idea.

    I read it this morning in the San Francisco Chronicles website, SFGATE.

    Walsh defined an era. On the field of play, nothing represents and era better than a uniform.[/quote]
    I like the idea. I think a permanent honor is in order also, along the lines of the GSH for George Halas on the Bears uni.

  • nybatt | July 31, 2007 at 9:51 am |

    my apologies that I did not have the time to read through all of yesterday’s comments, or if it has been mentioned before, but it has been noted on cris creamer’s boards that the ravens are wearing black cleats in camp. chalk up another NFL conversion to black!!

    the ravens were one of the worst looking squads in white cleats, finally upgrading. that leaves pittsburgh and oakland the only “sore thumbs” left in the league wearing white cleats with a black-dominated uni.

    now if only the pack would get on board!!

  • Patrick | July 31, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    Cape Cod League had the Under Armour All Star game last night, with all the required logo creep.

  • Gabe | July 31, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    Am I the only one who thinks the Celtics have retired waaaay too many numbers, and eventually (in the reasonably near future) will run out of available numbers? If we assume both Pierce and KG will have their numbers retired, that’s 23 out of the first 36 (64%) possible numbers that would be unavailable. The only ones left would be 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, minus whatever Garnett wears.

  • Marty Met | July 31, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    Where can I get those Amazin’ Meterie and Metry T-shirts?

  • Boston Nick | July 31, 2007 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”126590″][quote comment=”126587″]so I guess we won’t be getting a Celtics game-time shot of #12 standing next to #20 (and vice versa) any time soon, huh? a shame…[/quote]

    Very true. The only downfall to the Allan Ray dismissal was no Allan Ray/Ray Allen combination to confuse the hell out of Tommy Heinsohn.

    [quote]#5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Bill Walton wore #5 for the Celtics, but I’m trying to think of the last person to wear #5 for them. I’m pretty sure it was Bagley in the early/mid 90s.[/quote]

    Gerald Green wore 5, didn’t he?

  • R Mcleod | July 31, 2007 at 10:09 am |

    Paul,

    Thanks for featuring my uni design on the front page!

  • Brendan | July 31, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”126592″]my apologies that I did not have the time to read through all of yesterday’s comments, or if it has been mentioned before, but it has been noted on cris creamer’s boards that the ravens are wearing black cleats in camp. chalk up another NFL conversion to black!!

    the ravens were one of the worst looking squads in white cleats, finally upgrading. that leaves pittsburgh and oakland the only “sore thumbs” left in the league wearing white cleats with a black-dominated uni.

    now if only the pack would get on board!![/quote]

    It’s Alameda County law that any pro sports team from here must wear predominately white footwear.

    Just kidding, I can only hope….

  • Shadeymonk | July 31, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”126604″][quote comment=”126590″][quote comment=”126587″]so I guess we won’t be getting a Celtics game-time shot of #12 standing next to #20 (and vice versa) any time soon, huh? a shame…[/quote]

    Very true. The only downfall to the Allan Ray dismissal was no Allan Ray/Ray Allen combination to confuse the hell out of Tommy Heinsohn.

    [quote]#5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Bill Walton wore #5 for the Celtics, but I’m trying to think of the last person to wear #5 for them. I’m pretty sure it was Bagley in the early/mid 90s.[/quote]

    Gerald Green wore 5, didn’t he?[/quote]

    sure did

  • sully | July 31, 2007 at 10:19 am |

    Not uni related, but logo related…

    23 Fearsome Defense Ministry Logos

  • Kerry | July 31, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    Attention Jeremy Poursine!!!!!

    Where are the Metairie/Metry t-shirts available? Internet? Are they at Zephyrs games or in local shops? I live in Baton Rouge and grew up in St. Charles Parish so I’m out in the New Orleans area very often. I would love to get my hands on a shirt or two.

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]

    I was in Cooperstown this past weekend and got to see a million M&N throwbacks. It was nice to actually get to see them in person as opposed to just online, but I was very disappointed in how many errors there were with a lot of them….wrong size numbers, wrong style names, and wrong style numbers. I would think that there were people there sort of jersey “fact checking” these before they hit production.

  • matthew | July 31, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    why do you assume KG’s number will be retired? Or Pierce’s for that matter? We don’t know how long KG will be a Celtic, and Pierce while he was a ‘franchise’ player never (until this point) won a championship…

  • Jeremy P. | July 31, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”126603″]Where can I get those Amazin’ Meterie and Metry T-shirts?[/quote]

    They are not online, you can try calling the Zs to see if they deliver. Contact info is here.

  • Kerry | July 31, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”126615″][quote comment=”126603″]Where can I get those Amazin’ Meterie and Metry T-shirts?[/quote]

    They are not online, you can try calling the Zs to see if they deliver. Contact info is here.[/quote]
    So you saw the shirts at a game?

  • Anthony Verna | July 31, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?

  • Anthony Verna | July 31, 2007 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”126602″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    Am I the only one who thinks the Celtics have retired waaaay too many numbers, and eventually (in the reasonably near future) will run out of available numbers? If we assume both Pierce and KG will have their numbers retired, that’s 23 out of the first 36 (64%) possible numbers that would be unavailable. The only ones left would be 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, minus whatever Garnett wears.[/quote]

    Once the Yankees retire Jeter’s #2, they’ll have no single-digits numbers to hand out. Basketball teams have less players. I think the Celts will be ok handing out numbers still.

  • Drew | July 31, 2007 at 10:36 am |

    Paul, any news on the Auburn patch and special uni they’ll wear this year? Thanks for any help.

  • The Ol Goaler | July 31, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Hockey Heaven!

    One final shout-out to Eriq Jaffe, for the inspiration (and the links!) to allow me to update the unis on my “NHL 2002” video game. I finally have the proper uniforms for the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, and I’m now able to add updates such as the new Columbus Blue Jackets sweaters.

    There are some limitations to accuracy because of the game’s requirements… This was as close as I could get to the funky “0” Anaheim uses. (The non-Reebok logo creep on the Blue Jackets is intended as irony, and I couldn’t find a good copy of their “new” shoulder patches.)

    I haven’t yet started to modify the Florida Panthers sweaters… those fugly things will take a great deal of fortitude (and a ready supply of Pepto) to do! (Eeeasy, stomach…) [grin]

  • Nicole | July 31, 2007 at 10:42 am |

    Now the Zephyr’s are the Mets affiliate? When I moved to New Orleans in 1999, they were the Astros affiliate and when I left in 2005, they were the Nationals affiliate. My knowledge of minor league baseball is limited, but that seems like a lot of team switching!

    By next year they could have a new team and those Metry shirts would be obsolete!

  • Ian K | July 31, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    I like the attention to detail in the backward jersey worn in 61*: the buttons are on the left side and the belt is being worn upside down. However, it looks like his fly still opens to the right…that would be backwards when the film is flipped.

  • Gabe | July 31, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”126614″]Pierce while he was a ‘franchise’ player never (until this point) won a championship…[/quote]
    Neither did Ed Macauley (22) or Reggie Lewis (35).

  • boss | July 31, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”126628″]I like the attention to detail in the backward jersey worn in 61*: the buttons are on the left side and the belt is being worn upside down. However, it looks like his fly still opens to the right…that would be backwards when the film is flipped.[/quote]

    BFD

  • Jason | July 31, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Paul– is there a time limit for sending in the money today? i have a surgery consult right after i pick up my check and run it to the bank. not exactly sure how long its gonna take.

  • pat | July 31, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    Why doesn’t uniwatch make a jersey

  • Christopher | July 31, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    Paul: Where did you find those Metry (Metairie) shirts? You think someone is selling them at the field, or online?

    I live in NOLA, would love one…

  • Jared Wheeler | July 31, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!!

  • Jeff B | July 31, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.

  • Anthony M | July 31, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”126613″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]

    I was in Cooperstown this past weekend and got to see a million M&N throwbacks. It was nice to actually get to see them in person as opposed to just online, but I was very disappointed in how many errors there were with a lot of them….wrong size numbers, wrong style names, and wrong style numbers. I would think that there were people there sort of jersey “fact checking” these before they hit production.[/quote]

    They refer to loads of photos and make sure the jerseys are accurate. If you’re relying solely on your memory of the uniforms to chastise them, I suggest you double check them. Chances are better that you were remembering incorrectly.

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    Looks like Jarrod Saltalamacchia is about to set the all-time record for the longest-surnamed player ever to be traded.

    In the United States…Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is the reigning longest name plate champ of all time.

    http://thumbnails.pu...

  • Steve | July 31, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”126588″]Bill Walsh deserves to be remembered with more than a ribbon or patch and Dustin Shryock of New York has a great idea.

    I read it this morning in the San Francisco Chronicles website, SFGATE.

    Thanks Roger for the link….I’m far removed being out here in Colorado.

    Coach Walsh definitely brought pride and class to the 49’ers as well as that winning spirit. Many thanks to you Coach….

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Walsh defined an era. On the field of play, nothing represents and era better than a uniform.[/quote]

  • possum | July 31, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”126589″]They are retiring #29 for Mike Coolbaugh.

    Why is he wearing #32 in the picture?[/quote]
    I assume that picture was from his playing days.

  • Joe Drennan | July 31, 2007 at 11:26 am |

    Reminder If you arent one of the 71 folks who have already sent in their contact information for the Uni Watch rolodex, please get it to my be the end of the day tomorrow. Send all information to jpdren99@smumn.edu with the subject as Uni Watch

    The information I need is;
    Name you go by when posting
    Real name
    Occupation
    E-mail
    Location
    Any personal website/blog

    Thanks!

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    Jannie the Wadd in video…

    http://images.google...

  • Jeff B | July 31, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”126657″]Reminder If you arent one of the 71 folks who have already sent in their contact information for the Uni Watch rolodex, please get it to my be the end of the day tomorrow. Send all information to jpdren99@smumn.edu with the subject as Uni Watch

    The information I need is;
    Name you go by when posting
    Real name
    Occupation
    E-mail
    Location
    Any personal website/blog

    Thanks![/quote]

    What’s this list for? Is it a public listing or something you and/or Paul hold or just a demographic research kinda thing?

  • Joe Drennan | July 31, 2007 at 11:33 am |

    The hope is to be able to link the spread sheet to Uni Watch so we can contact other users to utilize their professional services, organize our own Uni Watch parties or whatver. Again, that’s the hope. If that’s going to be possible I’m not sure yet. When the list is completed, (I plan to have it done by Friday) and we’re not able to link to it, I will send a copy to everybody who responded.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”126653″][quote comment=”126588″]Bill Walsh deserves to be remembered with more than a ribbon or patch and Dustin Shryock of New York has a great idea.

    I read it this morning in the San Francisco Chronicles website, SFGATE.

    Thanks Roger for the link….I’m far removed being out here in Colorado.

    Coach Walsh definitely brought pride and class to the 49’ers as well as that winning spirit. Many thanks to you Coach….

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Walsh defined an era. On the field of play, nothing represents and era better than a uniform.[/quote][/quote]

    9ers would have had to submit for the uniform change a while back to get approval. No way the NFL would let them switch for more than 1 throwback game, without all the prior approvals. (All the licensing BS and such.) It is a great idea for a tribute…Most likely, it’ll be a patch, though.

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”126641″][quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!![/quote]

    Let me show you some real ones that are just flat out wrong…

    Baltimore Orioles 1966 Home Jersey – Flat out wrong name style…see here

    Baltimore Orioles 1993 Alternate Jersey & Baltimore Orioles 2001 Home Jersey – The front #8 is wrong. The top portion of the 8 should be smaller in diameter than the bottom. Not symmetrical. 1988 was the last year they ever used the larger and symmetrical front numbers.

    These are pretty HUGE mistakes if you ask me!

  • Chance | July 31, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”126622″][quote comment=”126602″]

    Am I the only one who thinks the Celtics have retired waaaay too many numbers, and eventually (in the reasonably near future) will run out of available numbers? If we assume both Pierce and KG will have their numbers retired, that’s 23 out of the first 36 (64%) possible numbers that would be unavailable. The only ones left would be 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, minus whatever Garnett wears.[/quote]

    Once the Yankees retire Jeter’s #2, they’ll have no single-digits numbers to hand out. Basketball teams have less players. I think the Celts will be ok handing out numbers still.[/quote]

    Minor correction – Joe Torre also wears a single-digit.

    Both will be retired, and that means that future generations will only see single-digits at Yankee Stadium on Old Timers’ Day.

  • Anthony Verna | July 31, 2007 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.

  • Chad G | July 31, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”126666″][quote comment=”126641″][quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!![/quote]

    Let me show you some real ones that are just flat out wrong…

    Baltimore Orioles 1966 Home Jersey – Flat out wrong name style…see here

    Baltimore Orioles 1993 Alternate Jersey & Baltimore Orioles 2001 Home Jersey – The front #8 is wrong. The top portion of the 8 should be smaller in diameter than the bottom. Not symmetrical. 1988 was the last year they ever used the larger and symmetrical front numbers.

    These are pretty HUGE mistakes if you ask me![/quote]

    I was gonna comment on one oddity I have always noticed between the 1969 Road Mets Seaver and Ryan jerseys. The Ryan Jersey didn’t have piping while the Seaver one did. However it seems like the piping has now been added to to the Ryan Jersey.

  • Kerry | July 31, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”126625″]Now the Zephyr’s are the Mets affiliate? When I moved to New Orleans in 1999, they were the Astros affiliate and when I left in 2005, they were the Nationals affiliate. My knowledge of minor league baseball is limited, but that seems like a lot of team switching!

    By next year they could have a new team and those Metry shirts would be obsolete![/quote]
    Before that, when the team originally came to New Orleans they were the AAA affiliate for the Brewers.

    It’s actually fairly common in the minor leagues for teams to switch affiliations like that. But even if the Mets did dump the Zs in a few years, those shirts would still be GREAT to have.

    Again, are the shirts being sold AT the games?

  • Chad G | July 31, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Vince or paul can you recover my eaten post

  • Jared Wheeler | July 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”126666″][quote comment=”126641″][quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!![/quote]

    Let me show you some real ones that are just flat out wrong…

    Baltimore Orioles 1966 Home Jersey – Flat out wrong name style…see here

    Baltimore Orioles 1993 Alternate Jersey & Baltimore Orioles 2001 Home Jersey – The front #8 is wrong. The top portion of the 8 should be smaller in diameter than the bottom. Not symmetrical. 1988 was the last year they ever used the larger and symmetrical front numbers.

    These are pretty HUGE mistakes if you ask me![/quote]
    [quote comment=”126666″][quote comment=”126641″]
    [quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!![/quote]

    Let me show you some real ones that are just flat out wrong…

    Baltimore Orioles 1966 Home Jersey – Flat out wrong name style…see here

    Baltimore Orioles 1993 Alternate Jersey & Baltimore Orioles 2001 Home Jersey – The front #8 is wrong. The top portion of the 8 should be smaller in diameter than the bottom. Not symmetrical. 1988 was the last year they ever used the larger and symmetrical front numbers.

    These are pretty HUGE mistakes if you ask me![/quote]
    You are correct. They are mistakes. However, since being put in charge of the research of these items they have been fixed. So you will see a lot of corrections, not only on the ones you noted but on others as well. Believe me I am as much a stickler to the details of the uniform as everyone else on this blog and in no way would I stand for the misrepresentation of a piece of history. Hence my great passion to fix the mistakes that were made in the past.

  • Minna H. | July 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm |

    Kevin Garnett is NOT being traded. I am in denial. I wish him good luck, though. I’m just afraid Torii Hunter is next.

    I am a day late and a dollar short, but I like the Pacers stripes stopping in the middle of the membership card.

    That hockey shop is amazing. Good work, Paul and Tommy. Glad to know the first international Uni Watch party was a success. Welcome back, Paul, and keep up the excellent work.

  • Scott N. | July 31, 2007 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote]Once the Yankees retire Jeter’s #2, they’ll have no single-digits numbers to hand out. Basketball teams have less players. I think the Celts will be ok handing out numbers still.[/quote]

    Actually, the Yankees would have ONE single digit number: zero. And I’d bet someone who gets traded there who once wore 1 or 2 might actually go for 0 if they can’t get another number they like.

  • Jeff B | July 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”126669″][quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.[/quote]

    Now that’s something interesting I never thought of. Now I’m glad I made my smart ass comment.

  • Beats in Buffalo | July 31, 2007 at 12:26 pm |

    What happened to the post about uniform prototypes that were never used…is that still in the works or did I miss it?

  • Jared Wheeler | July 31, 2007 at 12:27 pm |

    You are correct. These are mistakes..HUGE mistakes. However, since taking over the research position I have corrected these, as well as many other inaccuracy that have been portrayed on our uniforms. I am very passionate about the recreation of a historical product and as much a stickler to the attention of details within the uniform as much as anyone else on this site.

  • furrymunsters | July 31, 2007 at 12:33 pm |

    I was at Yankee Stadium today and I went into the gift shop to look around. In the gift shop they sell replica jerseys with the names on the back. I know many people have had fits about the purity of the “old time” or “classic” jerseys being ruined. If the Yankees sell them and do not seem to have a problem with them, then why are other people so upset? I know the Yankees would and do sell anything with a NY logo on it but if they do not have a problem with the variation of their home and road jerseys then it is a moot point.

  • Brian from Short Island | July 31, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    Erich Reich has no taste. Sorry.

  • Anthony Verna | July 31, 2007 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”126689″][quote comment=”126669″][quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.[/quote]

    Now that’s something interesting I never thought of. Now I’m glad I made my smart ass comment.[/quote]

    It’s why I always ask. I don’t know how M&N runs its business, so I wanted to ask if Jared knew that the M&N label on that jersey were a fake or if the label were real, but on a fake jersey. (And that does happen to many companies.)

  • Justin | July 31, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”126691″]You are correct. These are mistakes..HUGE mistakes. However, since taking over the research position I have corrected these, as well as many other inaccuracy that have been portrayed on our uniforms. I am very passionate about the recreation of a historical product and as much a stickler to the attention of details within the uniform as much as anyone else on this site.[/quote]
    If you’ve corrected them, then why are they still being sold wrong?

  • Ryan | July 31, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    Not sure if this was previously mentioned, but an American Legion baseball team in Washington was forced to forfeit a game (after winning, 14-0) because the American Legion “patch” was screened on to the jerseys, not sewn on. Seems a little nit-picky to me, to say the least.

  • Jared Wheeler | July 31, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    Jason- I’m not in sales buddy.
    Also, Anthony..the Cooperstown Collection tag is different. The M & N insignia should be in red, as well as the diamonds below the CC logo..with a white backing

  • Jared Wheeler | July 31, 2007 at 12:56 pm |

    Justin..sorry, didn’t mean to call you Jason.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”126689″][quote comment=”126669″][quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    Does that mean that all that crazy knock-off crap on Canal St. is actually quality, just unlicensed, stuff?

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”126707″]Jason- I’m not in sales buddy.
    Also, Anthony..the Cooperstown Collection tag is different. The M & N insignia should be in red, as well as the diamonds below the CC logo..with a white backing[/quote]

    Jared..your job sounds so bad ass…just wanted to add that! Let me know if you ever need another employee!!!

  • todd krevanchi | July 31, 2007 at 1:06 pm |

    for that rose jersey…
    i dont think they ever used serifs during that period… thats what tipped me off…
    if shopping on ebay for a m&n
    seller lakeshow is about the best you’ll get…
    i think he may have struck an agreement with the company or other retailers to buy what doesnt sell direct…
    i got 5 from him. all of which i love…

    [quote comment=”126628″]I like the attention to detail in the backward jersey worn in 61*: the buttons are on the left side and the belt is being worn upside down. However, it looks like his fly still opens to the right…that would be backwards when the film is flipped.[/quote]

    interesting how the scoreboard on the overhang reads regular though…

    if im not mistaken, garnett wore 54 at farragut as well. been searching but i cant find photographic evidence

  • Stuby | July 31, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”126694″]Erich Reich has no taste. Sorry.[/quote]
    Yeah, but what a cool name. The same exact letters in his first and last names.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | July 31, 2007 at 1:13 pm |

    From yesterday…

    [quote comment=”126354″]With the way that some of NHL Franchises are being dictated to I think it would be appropriate to call the piping “Puppet Strings” with RBK seemingly being the ones pulling them![/quote]

    I love it! Puppet Strings it is!

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”126717″]From yesterday…

    [quote comment=”126354″]With the way that some of NHL Franchises are being dictated to I think it would be appropriate to call the piping “Puppet Strings” with RBK seemingly being the ones pulling them![/quote]

    I love it! Puppet Strings it is![/quote]

    I agree with Tex…Puppet Strings!

  • Teebz | July 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”126717″]From yesterday…

    [quote comment=”126354″]With the way that some of NHL Franchises are being dictated to I think it would be appropriate to call the piping “Puppet Strings” with RBK seemingly being the ones pulling them![/quote]

    I love it! Puppet Strings it is![/quote]

    Can we up that to “Idiot Strings”? You know, like the string that used to hold your mittens to the cuffs of your jackets (for those of us who have used mittens before)?

  • Paul Lukas | July 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”126690″]What happened to the post about uniform prototypes that were never used…is that still in the works or did I miss it?[/quote]

    That will be an ESPN column in mid-August.

  • Teebz | July 31, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”126720″][quote comment=”126717″]From yesterday…

    [quote comment=”126354″]With the way that some of NHL Franchises are being dictated to I think it would be appropriate to call the piping “Puppet Strings” with RBK seemingly being the ones pulling them![/quote]

    I love it! Puppet Strings it is![/quote]

    Can we up that to “Idiot Strings”? You know, like the string that used to hold your mittens to the cuffs of your jackets (for those of us who have used mittens before)?[/quote]

    Here’s the definition from Urban Dictionary.

  • Jeremy P. | July 31, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote]So you saw the shirts at a game?[/quote]

    That’s where I bought them.

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    I was in Cooperstown this past weekend and got to see a million M&N throwbacks. It was nice to actually get to see them in person as opposed to just online, but I was very disappointed in how many errors there were with a lot of them….wrong size numbers, wrong style names, and wrong style numbers. I would think that there were people there sort of jersey “fact checking” these before they hit production.

    Prolly a lot of bootlegs you reference see in Cooperstown. Peter Capalino (M&N Pres.) and his outstanding band of unitroops never make a jersey unless they have the proper materials, numerals, logos, etc… They are the best!!!

  • Brian from Short Island | July 31, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”126716″][quote comment=”126694″]Erich Reich has no taste. Sorry.[/quote]
    Yeah, but what a cool name. The same exact letters in his first and last names.[/quote]
    Probably explains the spelling of the first name?

    Arsenal has “Arse” in it too!

  • Minna H. | July 31, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”126720″][quote comment=”126717″]From yesterday…

    [quote comment=”126354″]With the way that some of NHL Franchises are being dictated to I think it would be appropriate to call the piping “Puppet Strings” with RBK seemingly being the ones pulling them![/quote]

    I love it! Puppet Strings it is![/quote]

    Can we up that to “Idiot Strings”? You know, like the string that used to hold your mittens to the cuffs of your jackets (for those of us who have used mittens before)?[/quote]

    I’m with Teebz on this one. “Idiot Strings” is perfect, and, yes, I wore mittens with an idiot string when I was a wee lass.

  • Kerry | July 31, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”126723″][quote]So you saw the shirts at a game?[/quote]

    That’s where I bought them.[/quote]
    Great thanks!!! I’ve been meaning to get out to a game with my New Orleans Pelicans hat and this gives me that much more incentive to go!

  • rc | July 31, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    New 2007 Napoli Kit just unveiled. Primary, Secondary, and Alternate. Good one sided write-up here about the uni’s. Personally, I think they look like Basketball jerseys with T-shirts under them. Not a good look.

  • Anthony Verna | July 31, 2007 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”126710″]Does that mean that all that crazy knock-off crap on Canal St. is actually quality, just unlicensed, stuff?[/quote]

    It might be. I’ll doubt it, though. I’ll bet money that it’s junk.

  • Kerry | July 31, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”126713″]for that rose jersey…
    i dont think they ever used serifs during that period… thats what tipped me off…
    if shopping on ebay for a m&n
    seller lakeshow is about the best you’ll get…
    i think he may have struck an agreement with the company or other retailers to buy what doesnt sell direct…
    i got 5 from him. all of which i love…[/quote]
    eBay says that he’s not a registered user?

    why?
    Why?
    Why?
    WHY?!?!?!?!?!

  • Dom | July 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm |

    I don’t know if this was mentioned before but why do Dwight Howard & Carmelo Anthony wear their regular numbers on team USA. I thought players always switched their numbers.

    Dwight Howard
    http://english.peopl...

    Carmelo Anthony
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Other players (older photo)
    http://www.myairshoe...

  • possum | July 31, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”126737″][quote comment=”126713″]for that rose jersey…
    i dont think they ever used serifs during that period… thats what tipped me off…
    if shopping on ebay for a m&n
    seller lakeshow is about the best you’ll get…
    i think he may have struck an agreement with the company or other retailers to buy what doesnt sell direct…
    i got 5 from him. all of which i love…[/quote]
    eBay says that he’s not a registered user?

    why?
    Why?
    Why?
    WHY?!?!?!?!?![/quote]
    His ID is actually lakeshow2. He’s a great guy to deal with and it looks like he has a shit ton of “old” style NHL authentics up now.

  • Dom | July 31, 2007 at 1:58 pm |

    check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”126726″]I was in Cooperstown this past weekend and got to see a million M&N throwbacks. It was nice to actually get to see them in person as opposed to just online, but I was very disappointed in how many errors there were with a lot of them….wrong size numbers, wrong style names, and wrong style numbers. I would think that there were people there sort of jersey “fact checking” these before they hit production.

    Prolly a lot of bootlegs you reference see in Cooperstown. Peter Capalino (M&N Pres.) and his outstanding band of unitroops never make a jersey unless they have the proper materials, numerals, logos, etc… They are the best!!![/quote]

    TOG – See post #64 for some errors, but we have been assured that they have been addressed!

  • Chris Doran | July 31, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”126738″]I don’t know if this was mentioned before but why do Dwight Howard & Carmelo Anthony wear their regular numbers on team USA. I thought players always switched their numbers.

    Dwight Howard
    http://english.peopl...

    Carmelo Anthony
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Other players (older photo)
    http://www.myairshoe...
    IIRC, for international basketball, all player numbers must be from 1-15 or something like that.

    The reason Larry Bird wore 7 for the Dream Team, etc. http://www.sneakerfi...

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 31, 2007 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”126688″][quote]Once the Yankees retire Jeter’s #2, they’ll have no single-digits numbers to hand out.[/quote]

    Actually, the Yankees would have ONE single digit number: zero. And I’d bet someone who gets traded there who once wore 1 or 2 might actually go for 0 if they can’t get another number they like.[/quote]

    Do you really think that as tradition-wise the Yankees are, that they would issue a #0? If you do, you are naive. That will never happen.

    [quote comment=”125979″]Regarding the Concepcion jersey number, when did they give him 57? Was it as a late-season call-up? I can’t imagine that he would have stuck with such a high number once his spot on the roster was secure, so it’s not like we would have had a generation of Venezuelan infielders all wanting 57.[/quote]

    My guess is that #57 was issued during Spring Training and he got #13 for Opening Day. Johnny Bench wore #53 during Spring Training. Davey’s #13 will be retired by the Reds on August 25th vs. the Marlins.

    [quote comment=”126589″]They are retiring #29 for Mike Coolbaugh.
    Why is he wearing #32 in the picture?[/quote]

    He wore #29 with the Cardinals in 2002.

    [quote comment=”126668″][quote comment=”126622″][quote comment=”126602″]
    Am I the only one who thinks the Celtics have retired waaaay too many numbers, and eventually (in the reasonably near future) will run out of available numbers? If we assume both Pierce and KG will have their numbers retired, that’s 23 out of the first 36 (64%) possible numbers that would be unavailable. The only ones left would be 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, minus whatever Garnett wears.[/quote]

    Once the Yankees retire Jeter’s #2, they’ll have no single-digits numbers to hand out. Basketball teams have less players. I think the Celts will be ok handing out numbers still.[/quote]

    Minor correction – Joe Torre also wears a single-digit.

    Both will be retired, and that means that future generations will only see single-digits at Yankee Stadium on Old Timers’ Day.[/quote]

    NEWSFLASH – 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 can also be worn for thw Celtics. Plus, a player can petition the NBA to wear a special number, like Rodman’s #91.

    The Celtics can retire as many numbers as they wish. You are willing to retire Garnett’s number before he has played a single minute for the Celtics? Ridulicious reasonong. Maybe for the Timberwolves, but the Celtics? Come on, get real.

    Also, why do you assume that Torre’s #6 will be retired? Joe McCarthy’s number isn’t retired and he has managed more games, won more games, has a higher winning percentage, won 2 more pennants and 3 more World Series titles than Torre has and his number isn’t retired.

  • Five-One | July 31, 2007 at 2:13 pm |

    Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?

  • todd krevanchi | July 31, 2007 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”126750″]

    Also, why do you assume that Torre’s #6 will be retired? Joe McCarthy’s number isn’t retired and he has managed more games, won more games, has a higher winning percentage, won 2 more pennants and 3 more World Series titles than Torre has and his number isn’t retired.[/quote]

    im glad you did the research DW. ive often wondered why people thought torre was a shoo-in for jersey retirement.

  • Cathy | July 31, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”126738″]I don’t know if this was mentioned before but why do Dwight Howard & Carmelo Anthony wear their regular numbers on team USA. I thought players always switched their numbers.

    Dwight Howard
    http://english.peopl...

    Carmelo Anthony
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Other players (older photo)
    http://www.myairshoe...

    International basketball team players typically wear #1-15. Just so happens that thier regular team numbers fall within that strand (#12 and #15)and there are probably no duplicates as when Iverson and Marbury (#3) were on the team so Iverson wore #4.

  • J Flo | July 31, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Anyone seen RBK’s player’s hats for this year?
    I’m guessing they’re the hats that the players wear on the sidelines.

  • dgc | July 31, 2007 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”126752″]Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?[/quote]

    Depends. If we’re talking both teams in the same city (say Caps/Wiz), I think that represents general fandom. If you’re at a game and wearing something from both teams (say Cowboys and Redskins), then you’re a wimp and need to pick a team.

  • Eric | July 31, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    http://www.bucpower....
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.

  • John K | July 31, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”126755″]Anyone seen RBK’s player’s hats for this year?
    I’m guessing they’re the hats that the players wear on the sidelines.[/quote]
    And I thought last years were bad.

  • Ken | July 31, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”126759″]http://www.bucpower.com/garcia-practice.jpg
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.[/quote]

    we have been over this sooo many times the bucs use their logo font in their practice jerseys, we all know about it

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | July 31, 2007 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”126754″][quote comment=”126738″]I don’t know if this was mentioned before but why do Dwight Howard & Carmelo Anthony wear their regular numbers on team USA. I thought players always switched their numbers.

    Dwight Howard
    http://english.peopl...

    Carmelo Anthony
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Other players (older photo)
    http://www.myairshoe...

    International basketball team players typically wear #1-15. Just so happens that thier regular team numbers fall within that strand (#12 and #15)and there are probably no duplicates as when Iverson and Marbury (#3) were on the team so Iverson wore #4.[/quote]

    I thought it was #3-15, not 1-15

  • todd krevanchi | July 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”126754″][quote comment=”126738″]I don’t know if this was mentioned before but why do Dwight Howard & Carmelo Anthony wear their regular numbers on team USA. I thought players always switched their numbers.

    Dwight Howard
    http://english.peopl...

    Carmelo Anthony
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

    Other players (older photo)
    http://www.myairshoe...

    International basketball team players typically wear #1-15. Just so happens that thier regular team numbers fall within that strand (#12 and #15)and there are probably no duplicates as when Iverson and Marbury (#3) were on the team so Iverson wore #4.[/quote]

    historically the united states international team numbers are 4-15. enough for a 12 man squad.
    ive never seen a u.s. international player wear 1, 2, or 3.

  • Shadeymonk | July 31, 2007 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”126759″]http://www.bucpower.com/garcia-practice.jpg
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.[/quote]

    We seriously need a UniWatch FAQ that will address things such as the Tampa Bay practice jerseys… They’re a few years old people.

  • Jason G. | July 31, 2007 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”126755″]Anyone seen RBK’s player’s hats for this year?
    I’m guessing they’re the hats that the players wear on the sidelines.[/quote]

    These are ugly just like they are almost every year. The sideline hats are almost always a hat I would never own.

  • Mark Max | July 31, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”126766″][quote comment=”126755″]Anyone seen RBK’s player’s hats for this year?
    I’m guessing they’re the hats that the players wear on the sidelines.[/quote]

    These are ugly just like they are almost every year. The sideline hats are almost always a hat I would never own.[/quote]
    Tell me about it. I work in a sports apparel store and we sell both the players and the coach’s cap for practically every team. the coach’s caps are a solid color with the logo, and IMHO look 100x better than the player caps, yet the player caps sell so much better for some reason.

  • DenverGregg | July 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”126752″]Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?[/quote]
    I’d say it is if the two teams are in the same sport and level (Cubs hat, Yanks jersey), but it’s ok if they’re either different sports (Cubs hat, Bears jersey) or different levels (Cubs hat, UC Irvine jersey).

  • John Zajac | July 31, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”126586″][quote comment=”126579″][quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray, thank the good Lord, was waived a week ago. He got a two year deal in Italy. If Garnett wears #7 it will ruffle my feathers a bit. I need time to get over trading away the best young post player in the past decade.

    I hope Garnett chooses 5. We haven’t had much luck recently with #12 (Ricky Davis, Allan Ray) or #45 (Raef LaFrentz). As far as I can remember there hasn’t been a #5 since John Bagley. I’m looking that up now, but any help would be great.

    I’m hoping for as much karma as I can with this huge lack of bench the Celts are now dealing with.[/quote]
    #5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Lets Not Forget Jerome Moiso or Ron Mercer http://images.google...

  • John Zajac | July 31, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    Remember, theres the talk that #5 is cursed… Hopefully KG stays away from it.

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”126770″][quote comment=”126752″]Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?[/quote]
    I’d say it is if the two teams are in the same sport and level (Cubs hat, Yanks jersey), but it’s ok if they’re either different sports (Cubs hat, Bears jersey) or different levels (Cubs hat, UC Irvine jersey).[/quote]

    I disagree…I think it is wrong in any scenario! Just a pet peeve of mine.

  • Eric | July 31, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”126765″][quote comment=”126759″]http://www.bucpower.com/garcia-practice.jpg
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.[/quote]

    We seriously need a UniWatch FAQ that will address things such as the Tampa Bay practice jerseys… They’re a few years old people.[/quote]

    I am so sorry for polluting your precious comments section with my ignorant posting.
    Relax. I never saw it before — BFD.

  • Jason G. | July 31, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    Yea, the coaches hats are always classy.

    http://www.lids.com/...

    Of course, this one blows them both away.

    http://www.packerspr...

  • Chad G | July 31, 2007 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”126775″][quote comment=”126765″][quote comment=”126759″]http://www.bucpower.com/garcia-practice.jpg
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.[/quote]

    We seriously need a UniWatch FAQ that will address things such as the Tampa Bay practice jerseys… They’re a few years old people.[/quote]

    I am so sorry for polluting your precious comments section with my ignorant posting.
    Relax. I never saw it before — BFD.[/quote]

    Dude this is brought up seriously everyday, that’s why it gets so annoying. Just look at yesterday’s comments. I can’t believe you havent seen it before.

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”126775″][quote comment=”126765″][quote comment=”126759″]http://www.bucpower.com/garcia-practice.jpg
    Check out this #7 Garcia is sporting.[/quote]

    We seriously need a UniWatch FAQ that will address things such as the Tampa Bay practice jerseys… They’re a few years old people.[/quote]

    I am so sorry for polluting your precious comments section with my ignorant posting.
    Relax. I never saw it before — BFD.[/quote]

    I don’t think any harm was meant…it’s just to catch up the new readers to the old ones.

  • Shaftman | July 31, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”126770″][quote comment=”126752″]Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?[/quote]
    I’d say it is if the two teams are in the same sport and level (Cubs hat, Yanks jersey), but it’s ok if they’re either different sports (Cubs hat, Bears jersey) or different levels (Cubs hat, UC Irvine jersey).[/quote]

    I would consider it a faux paux if it isn’t two teams from the same metro area wih the same color combo.
    For instance…

    Met’s cap and Islanders sweater = Good
    Diamondbaacks cap with Tampa Bay Lightning sweater = bad.

  • Mike | July 31, 2007 at 3:05 pm |

    I did not know Mean Joe Green wore an NFL logo on his jersey…..how odd..(sarcasm)

    http://store.reebok....

  • Teebz | July 31, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”126783″]
    I would consider it a faux paux if it isn’t two teams from the same metro area wih the same color combo.
    For instance…

    Met’s cap and Islanders sweater = Good
    Diamondbaacks cap with Tampa Bay Lightning sweater = bad.[/quote]

    That’s more reason why all the teams from the same metro area should be wearing the same colour schemes.

    The Lightning, Devil Rays and Buccaneers have totally different colour schemes.

    Eliminate the Vegas gold from the Penguins and bring back the yellow!

  • Mikey | July 31, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong

  • odessasteps | July 31, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”126625″]Now the Zephyr’s are the Mets affiliate? When I moved to New Orleans in 1999, they were the Astros affiliate and when I left in 2005, they were the Nationals affiliate. My knowledge of minor league baseball is limited, but that seems like a lot of team switching!

    By next year they could have a new team and those Metry shirts would be obsolete![/quote]

    there were a lot of affiliates in AAA that changed parent clubs this year. Norfolk was a long-time Mets team and is now the Orioles. Columbus is now DC instead of the Yankees, who are in Scranton/WB instead of the Phillies. And so on.

  • Mike | July 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    These WVU Lacrosse unis are sweet….oo abd you can’t buy them anywhere…

    http://wvulacrosse.c...

  • Tom in Baltimore | July 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”126666″][quote comment=”126641″][quote comment=”126635″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]
    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    There are TONS of fake M&N’s floating around. I have one, but it wasn’t expensive and the quality is good enough for me.[/quote]
    Tons of Fakes out there!![/quote]

    Let me show you some real ones that are just flat out wrong…

    Baltimore Orioles 1966 Home Jersey – Flat out wrong name style…see here

    Baltimore Orioles 1993 Alternate Jersey & Baltimore Orioles 2001 Home Jersey – The front #8 is wrong. The top portion of the 8 should be smaller in diameter than the bottom. Not symmetrical. 1988 was the last year they ever used the larger and symmetrical front numbers.

    These are pretty HUGE mistakes if you ask me![/quote]
    So glad you pointed that out. The worst part is that they sell jerseys and shirts with those mistakes at The Yard. The old Vertically Arched black font is classic. BTW, I was never a fan of the black Orioles font on the jersey front; glad they went back to all Orange on the front.

  • Brady | July 31, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    sorry, cant get the links right for the last post

  • Joe Drennan | July 31, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”126814″]sorry, cant get the links right for the last post[/quote]
    Easiest way to do such things is tpe out your whole message first. Go back and highlght the words you want to go to one link, click on the link button, insert your link, click OK, then go and highlight the next word(s) you want linked and repeat the process.

    It may seem simple to most of us, but to those who aren’t html buffs, it’s greek to them.

    Happy linking

  • Pat | July 31, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”126609″][quote comment=”126604″][quote comment=”126590″][quote comment=”126587″]so I guess we won’t be getting a Celtics game-time shot of #12 standing next to #20 (and vice versa) any time soon, huh? a shame…[/quote]

    Very true. The only downfall to the Allan Ray dismissal was no Allan Ray/Ray Allen combination to confuse the hell out of Tommy Heinsohn.

    [quote]#5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Bill Walton wore #5 for the Celtics, but I’m trying to think of the last person to wear #5 for them. I’m pretty sure it was Bagley in the early/mid 90s.[/quote]

    Gerald Green wore 5, didn’t he?[/quote]

    sure did[/quote]

    That shows exactly how much Gerald Green meant to me as a huge Celtics fan. He was the least of my worries in that trade. I wish him well, but just don’t see it in him.

    [quote] Pierce while he was a ‘franchise’ player never (until this point) won a championship…

    Neither did Ed Macauley (22) or Reggie Lewis (35). [/quote]

    Ed Macauley, though, did play years with the Celtics (and very well I might add), and was eventually traded for the greatest center in the history of the world.

    Reggie Lewis’ retired number is sort of like that minor league team retiring the number of the coach that died or the Cardinals retiring Pat Tillman’s number.

    Plenty of other players have had their numbers retired without winning championships.

  • Jen | July 31, 2007 at 3:35 pm |
  • Marty Met | July 31, 2007 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”126773″]Remember, theres the talk that #5 is cursed… Hopefully KG stays away from it.[/quote]

    WHY IS 5 CURSED?

  • Kenny | July 31, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    The only time I wore different teams was when I didn’t have a Bears hat to wear with my jersey. I love wearing hats, especially when at the bar watching Da Bears. The only hat I had to wear that would go with it is my navy blue Cardinals hat. However, I will not being doing that anymore since I have this to wear

  • Christopher | July 31, 2007 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”126820″]2008 All-Star logo.[/quote]

    Wow classy! I can’t stand the Yanks and everything that has to do with them, but this is top-notch.

    Compared to the cookie-cutter MTV-generation logos they’ve used for the ASG and playoffs in recent years.

  • Marty Met | July 31, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”126820″]2008 All-Star logo.[/quote]

    B-O-R-I-N-G

  • Kenny | July 31, 2007 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”126820″]2008 All-Star logo.[/quote]

    BEATIFUL!!!

  • Joe H | July 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”126824″][quote comment=”126820″]2008 All-Star logo.[/quote]

    Wow classy! I can’t stand the Yanks and everything that has to do with them, but this is top-notch.

    Compared to the cookie-cutter MTV-generation logos they’ve used for the ASG and playoffs in recent years.[/quote]

    Agreed..I hate all things NY, but that is a sweet logo.

  • matthew | July 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    where did the rangers’ new Uuni link go?

  • Robert | July 31, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”126752″]Random fashion question: Is it a faux pas to wear the cap of one team and a t-shirt/sweater/jacket/etc. of another team at the same time?[/quote]

    It is acceptable so long as the teams are from different sports.

  • Jeff B | July 31, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”126823″]The only time I wore different teams was when I didn’t have a Bears hat to wear with my jersey. I love wearing hats, especially when at the bar watching Da Bears. The only hat I had to wear that would go with it is my navy blue Cardinals hat. However, I will not being doing that anymore since I have this to wear[/quote]
    Much love for that expensive hat. I will get one by the time the season starts though.

  • Jonathon | July 31, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    I’m curious as to what number mark Teixeira will wear in his Braves debut. He wore #23 for Georgia Tech during his time there, and has worn #23 every year with the Rangers. Reserve outfielder Matt Diaz currently wears #23 for the Braves.

    He could go up one digit to #24. Can’t go down to #22, that’s Willie Harris’ number. He can’t pull a reverse and wear #32, either. That’s Mike Hampton’s number.

  • Shaftman | July 31, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).

  • Dom | July 31, 2007 at 3:53 pm |

    This is what Saltalmacchia will look like in a Rangers uni (sorry couldnt fit his whole name though)

    I don’t know how his name will fit on the home vest
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Blue Alt
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Road
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Home
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Dom | July 31, 2007 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”126836″]This is what Saltalmacchia will look like in a Rangers uni (sorry couldnt fit his whole name though)

    I don’t know how his name will fit on the home vest
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Blue Alt
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Road
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Home
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Oh crap the links dont show up as they would be customized like I had them but you guys could fill in as much of his name as possible on the links to preview it.

  • Matthew S. | July 31, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”126833″]I’m curious as to what number mark Teixeira will wear in his Braves debut. He wore #23 for Georgia Tech during his time there, and has worn #23 every year with the Rangers. Reserve outfielder Matt Diaz currently wears #23 for the Braves.

    He could go up one digit to #24. Can’t go down to #22, that’s Willie Harris’ number. He can’t pull a reverse and wear #32, either. That’s Mike Hampton’s number.[/quote]

    I would like to think someone of Teixeria’s star power and importance can secure one of those numbers. You just mentioned one reserve player, one semi important player, and a pitcher who hasn’t thrown in a game in so long that the Hall of Fame has listed him among the players are eligible for election in 2011 (scroll down to the lower right hand corner here: http://web.baseballh...).

    I think he’ll get something worked out with one of them fairly quickly should he wish to keep his number or some variation of it.

  • Jonathon | July 31, 2007 at 4:00 pm |

    #24 was worn by Martin Prado during his most recent call-up with Atlanta. Guess we’ll find out tonight what number he’s wearing.

  • Robert | July 31, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”126835″][quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).[/quote]

    Why should the teams be from the same local area? Should someone from San Antonio be precluded from wearing a Spurs hat with any non-NBA team’s jacket or shirt, simply because San Antonio lacks an MLB, NFL, NHL or major college team? I say no.

  • Kenny | July 31, 2007 at 4:04 pm |

    Almost bought this at the Cardinals team shop this weekend…it was a patch

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    Eric Gagne to Boston?!! ugh->anything Boston Red Sox. Papelbon gonna ride the pine now? Anyways, I’ve followed MLB since 1985, the year the Blue Jays blew the AL Pennant to the Royals, and I still don’t understand the trading deadline. After July 31st, teams still make trades…? I need an explanation.

  • DenverGregg | July 31, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”126848″]Eric Gagne to Boston?!! ugh->anything Boston Red Sox. Papelbon gonna ride the pine now? Anyways, I’ve followed MLB since 1985, the year the Blue Jays blew the AL Pennant to the Royals, and I still don’t understand the trading deadline. After July 31st, teams still make trades…? I need an explanation.[/quote]
    Today is the “non-waiver trade deadline”. Any trades after today must use the waiver proces, succinctlty described at Larry Walker got traded to St. Louis on a waiver trade – no other team tried to pick up the contract.

  • DenverGregg | July 31, 2007 at 4:23 pm |

    Link didn’t work (grr) http://espn.go.com/m...

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:25 pm |

    looky looky here and here

  • Shadeymonk | July 31, 2007 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    wow, looks pretty legit

  • Jason G. | July 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    If those are real, they look really cheap. That logo looks screen printed. You sure this isn’t just someone’s photoshop job.

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”126853″][quote comment=”126848″]Eric Gagne to Boston?!! ugh->anything Boston Red Sox. Papelbon gonna ride the pine now? Anyways, I’ve followed MLB since 1985, the year the Blue Jays blew the AL Pennant to the Royals, and I still don’t understand the trading deadline. After July 31st, teams still make trades…? I need an explanation.[/quote]
    Today is the “non-waiver trade deadline”. Any trades after today must use the waiver proces, succinctlty described at Larry Walker got traded to St. Louis on a waiver trade – no other team tried to pick up the contract.[/quote]
    Is it true if a team trades for a player after August that this player cannot play for that team if that team were to make the post season?

  • Pat | July 31, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”126857″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    wow, looks pretty legit[/quote]

    No it doesn’t.

    Marc Stein says it’s going to be #5.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | July 31, 2007 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    Photoshop…. look at the lines, come on guys!

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”126858″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    If those are real, they look really cheap. That logo looks screen printed. You sure this isn’t just someone’s photoshop job.[/quote]
    I found them on the Vancouver Canucks official message board. Not 100% sure though. There no sign of RBK anywhere on the jersey.

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    Found this too.

  • robb | July 31, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    Celtics confirm Garnett will wear #5

    http://celticsstore....

  • Jason G. | July 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”126862″][quote comment=”126858″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    If those are real, they look really cheap. That logo looks screen printed. You sure this isn’t just someone’s photoshop job.[/quote]
    I found them on the Vancouver Canucks official message board. Not 100% sure though. There no sign of RBK anywhere on the jersey.[/quote]

    Even though they are likely a photoshop job, I think those would be cool. The only thing they would need is some color in the logo and a different font for the wordmark. Better yet get rid of the wordmark all together.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”126861″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    Photoshop…. look at the lines, come on guys![/quote]

    Yeah. Look at the green on the neckline un-even edge. And the blue at the waist…there’s no color deviation from where the light hits it (highlight vs low-light/shadow). Looks like a mediocre photoshop job to me.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”126868″][quote comment=”126861″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    Photoshop…. look at the lines, come on guys![/quote]

    Yeah. Look at the green on the neckline un-even edge. And the blue at the waist…there’s no color deviation from where the light hits it (highlight vs low-light/shadow). Looks like a mediocre photoshop job to me.[/quote]

    Correction…the blue at the wrist area of the sleeve. They actually gave it some highlights and shadow on the waistline…but not over on the sleeve.

  • Shaftman | July 31, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”126840″][quote comment=”126835″][quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).[/quote]

    Why should the teams be from the same local area? Should someone from San Antonio be precluded from wearing a Spurs hat with any non-NBA team’s jacket or shirt, simply because San Antonio lacks an MLB, NFL, NHL or major college team? I say no.[/quote]

    Whoa, buddy. This is just my opinion. I never said that I would shoot someone if they didn’t follow my guidlines.

  • Ryan Dempsey | July 31, 2007 at 4:46 pm |
  • Michael Emody | July 31, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    As long as we have someone’s attention at Mitchell and Ness- how about fixing the numbers on the back of your White Sox jerseys’s from the 60’s and early 70’s? Until 1971, the number were small, and the letters in the names quite large. After 71, the red uni’s featured huge numbers on the back, much like the Phillies jerseys from the 50’s-60’s. Also, the red 71 Sox uni’s, and maybe the 72, were flannel- it would be nice to see those available. Only the last 2 (or 3) years of the red design were polyester.
    It’s always bugged me that a company that charges $250-350 for a jersey can’t get use the correct sizes and fonts for the names and numbers. If they were really studying old photo’s, the mistakes would have been discovered. Their Fox and Aparicio jerseys are pathetic.

  • Broker75 | July 31, 2007 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”126861″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    Photoshop…. look at the lines, come on guys![/quote]
    You gotta figure this is at least worth a look anyway and may even possibly be close to what gets unveiled by the team.

  • patrick | July 31, 2007 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”126710″][quote comment=”126689″][quote comment=”126669″][quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    Does that mean that all that crazy knock-off crap on Canal St. is actually quality, just unlicensed, stuff?[/quote]

    Dan,
    I work on Canal Street (west side though, thank god) and I also have a friend who works in Coach (a common knock off victim) and she has said that while there are a bunch of “good fakes” or Gray market products, that for the most part, they are just cheap knock offs. Its fun to ride the subway with her and have her point out all the knock offs.

  • Robert | July 31, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”126871″][quote comment=”126840″][quote comment=”126835″][quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).[/quote]

    Why should the teams be from the same local area? Should someone from San Antonio be precluded from wearing a Spurs hat with any non-NBA team’s jacket or shirt, simply because San Antonio lacks an MLB, NFL, NHL or major college team? I say no.[/quote]

    Whoa, buddy. This is just my opinion. I never said that I would shoot someone if they didn’t follow my guidlines.[/quote]

    No need for a “whoa, buddy.” I wasn’t getting snippy and did not intend for anyone to think that I was doing so. I was simply asking for your reasoning in light of there being people who live in one-sport towns.

    And for the sake of clarification, I live in a four-major sport town.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”126871″][quote comment=”126840″][quote comment=”126835″][quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).[/quote]

    Why should the teams be from the same local area? Should someone from San Antonio be precluded from wearing a Spurs hat with any non-NBA team’s jacket or shirt, simply because San Antonio lacks an MLB, NFL, NHL or major college team? I say no.[/quote]

    Whoa, buddy. This is just my opinion. I never said that I would shoot someone if they didn’t follow my guidlines.[/quote]

    For me, I’ve never bee a fan of wearing a sports sweatshirt/jersey AND a hat. I usually limit it to one or the other….even when I go to games.

  • Pete | July 31, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”126750″][quote]
    Also, why do you assume that Torre’s #6 will be retired? Joe McCarthy’s number isn’t retired and he has managed more games, won more games, has a higher winning percentage, won 2 more pennants and 3 more World Series titles than Torre has and his number isn’t retired.[/quote]

    Joe McCarthy never wore a number with the Yankees, though he does have a plaque in Monument Park which is the same thing.

  • Dan | July 31, 2007 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”126875″][quote comment=”126710″][quote comment=”126689″][quote comment=”126669″][quote comment=”126642″][quote comment=”126620″][quote comment=”126597″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]
    Reds didn’t wear that number style in 1985[/quote]

    So where did this uniform and the M&N label come from?[/quote]

    …asked the man from NYC Trademarks.[/quote]

    Ah, but you never know if M&N had lost a shipment somewhere.

    There’re also grey market goods, which are goods made by a factory outside of their licensing agreements. (A factory can make 1000 Coach purses under an agreement. If they make 1000 more, they are up to Coach standards, but they’re not allowed. They’re not fakes – black-market goods – they’re just created unlawfully.)

    So I wasn’t sure if it were just a fake or if M&N had info of something else and were willing to share.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    Does that mean that all that crazy knock-off crap on Canal St. is actually quality, just unlicensed, stuff?[/quote]

    Dan,
    I work on Canal Street (west side though, thank god) and I also have a friend who works in Coach (a common knock off victim) and she has said that while there are a bunch of “good fakes” or Gray market products, that for the most part, they are just cheap knock offs. Its fun to ride the subway with her and have her point out all the knock offs.[/quote]

    My wife and I took one of my cousins into the city the last time we were up. My cousin is a Jersey girl…and all she talked about was going to Canal St. Seemed pretty junky to me. But when I read that earlier post…made me wonder. (Not that I could tell a real from a knock-off if my life depended on it..)

  • Shaftman | July 31, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”126878″][quote comment=”126871″][quote comment=”126840″][quote comment=”126835″][quote comment=”126789″]My personal opinion never wear two different teams at the same time even if colors match…. Just plain wrong[/quote]

    In New York, with so many teams, I guess I’m just used to it. I’ll see guys with an NY Giants cap and an Yankees jersey and think nothing of it. Same with a Rangers sweater and a Giants cap.

    Since I’m talking about the aesthetics, I don’t mind (as long as they are from the same local area).[/quote]

    Why should the teams be from the same local area? Should someone from San Antonio be precluded from wearing a Spurs hat with any non-NBA team’s jacket or shirt, simply because San Antonio lacks an MLB, NFL, NHL or major college team? I say no.[/quote]

    Whoa, buddy. This is just my opinion. I never said that I would shoot someone if they didn’t follow my guidlines.[/quote]

    No need for a “whoa, buddy.” I wasn’t getting snippy and did not intend for anyone to think that I was doing so. I was simply asking for your reasoning in light of there being people who live in one-sport towns.

    And for the sake of clarification, I live in a four-major sport town.[/quote]

    No problem, I re-read it after I responded and I think I did misinterpret what you said.

    As for my reason, I don’t really have a good one, Like I said I think I’m a litle biased with 8 major sports teams and several minor league teams.

    I also wouldn’t wear a cap or jersey of a team I’m not a fan of regardless of how much I love their design (Cardinals, Braves), so I don’t worry too much about the combos.

  • Seth H | July 31, 2007 at 5:07 pm |

    So glad you pointed that out. The worst part is that they sell jerseys and shirts with those mistakes at The Yard. The old Vertically Arched black font is classic. BTW, I was never a fan of the black Orioles font on the jersey front; glad they went back to all Orange on the front.

    SNY (the Mets channel) replayed Game 4 of the 1969 World Series last night (a game I attended as a 5 year old). When George Bamberger went to the mound, I could not take my eyes off of the screen. The uniform was a thing of beauty: The vertically arched “Bamberger” making nearly a full semi-circle combined with the black/white/orange striped stirrups.

  • joe | July 31, 2007 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”126857″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    wow, looks pretty legit[/quote]

    if legit why is the inside of the blue sleeve ends white? and why is the neckline not the way the new ones are being done?

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 5:34 pm |

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

    NYC // 2008 MLB All-Star Game logo unveiled. Nice.

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    As long as we have someone’s attention at Mitchell and Ness- how about fixing the numbers on the back of your White Sox jerseys’s from the 60’s and early 70’s? Until 1971, the number were small, and the letters in the names quite large. After 71, the red uni’s featured huge numbers on the back, much like the Phillies jerseys from the 50’s-60’s. Also, the red 71 Sox uni’s, and maybe the 72, were flannel- it would be nice to see those available. Only the last 2 (or 3) years of the red design were polyester.
    It’s always bugged me that a company that charges $250-350 for a jersey can’t get use the correct sizes and fonts for the names and numbers. If they were really studying old photo’s, the mistakes would have been discovered. Their Fox and Aparicio jerseys are pathetic.

    Don’t buy ’em then…

  • David | July 31, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”126772″][quote comment=”126586″][quote comment=”126579″][quote comment=”126575″][quote comment=”126568″][quote comment=”126566″][quote comment=”126561″]Kevin Garnett is apparently headed to the Celtics (who are giving up everything but Danny Ainge’s first born to get him).

    But the question on my mind…what number will Garnett wear? 21 is retired (Bill Sharman) and the number Garnett wore at Farragut Academy (34) is taken by Paul Pierce…[/quote]
    And he wore #10 for international play , but that’s retired also. Maybe he could take the #7 vacated by Al Jefferson, whom he was traded for. He could also go with 71, which, if you kind of squint, looks like 21.[/quote]

    maybe 12… 21 backwards…[/quote]
    Allan Ray (not Ray Allen #20) currently wears 12.

    Boston roster before trade

    Of course with 4, 5, 7, 30, & 50 being vacated by guys going to Minnesota, some numbers open up. I think he’d look good in a single digit.[/quote]

    Allan Ray, thank the good Lord, was waived a week ago. He got a two year deal in Italy. If Garnett wears #7 it will ruffle my feathers a bit. I need time to get over trading away the best young post player in the past decade.

    I hope Garnett chooses 5. We haven’t had much luck recently with #12 (Ricky Davis, Allan Ray) or #45 (Raef LaFrentz). As far as I can remember there hasn’t been a #5 since John Bagley. I’m looking that up now, but any help would be great.

    I’m hoping for as much karma as I can with this huge lack of bench the Celts are now dealing with.[/quote]
    #5 would harken back to Bill Walton coming to the Celtics for one last hurrah in 1986.[/quote]

    Lets Not Forget Jerome Moiso or Ron Mercer http://images.google...

    Celtics’ team shop has Garnett’s jersey for sale with #5 http://celticsstore....

  • John Baranowski | July 31, 2007 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”126863″]Found this too.[/quote]

    this is falling through the cracks here
    THAT looks legit, i think the other two jerseys are mockups based on that photo…and other than the city name on the jersey, that’s a damn good jersey, looks like the colors of the early canucks, with the stripe pattern of the 94 canucks, and the logo (sorta) of the modern canucks…bravo, even if it’s fake, it’s a nice jersey

  • subway | July 31, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”126785″][quote comment=”126783″]
    I would consider it a faux paux if it isn’t two teams from the same metro area wih the same color combo.
    For instance…

    Met’s cap and Islanders sweater = Good
    Diamondbaacks cap with Tampa Bay Lightning sweater = bad.[/quote]

    That’s more reason why all the teams from the same metro area should be wearing the same colour schemes.

    The Lightning, Devil Rays and Buccaneers have totally different colour schemes.

    Eliminate the Vegas gold from the Penguins and bring back the yellow![/quote]

    I’m interested to know what color scheme you think all 8 New York area teams should wear.

  • subway | July 31, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    correct that, 9 teams.

  • Shaftman | July 31, 2007 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”126902″]correct that, 9 teams.[/quote]

    I wrote 8 earlier too, did you forget the Devils as well?

  • Dan King | July 31, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”126889″][quote comment=”126857″][quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    wow, looks pretty legit[/quote]

    if legit why is the inside of the blue sleeve ends white? and why is the neckline not the way the new ones are being done?[/quote]

    even if its not legit, it still looks A LOT better than the new panthers sweaters

  • Teebz | July 31, 2007 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”126900″][quote comment=”126785″][quote comment=”126783″]
    I would consider it a faux paux if it isn’t two teams from the same metro area wih the same color combo.
    For instance…

    Met’s cap and Islanders sweater = Good
    Diamondbaacks cap with Tampa Bay Lightning sweater = bad.[/quote]

    That’s more reason why all the teams from the same metro area should be wearing the same colour schemes.

    The Lightning, Devil Rays and Buccaneers have totally different colour schemes.

    Eliminate the Vegas gold from the Penguins and bring back the yellow![/quote]

    I’m interested to know what color scheme you think all 8 New York area teams should wear.[/quote]

    Since they occupy several realms of the sporting world, I’ll break this down nicely for you.

    Mets: blue, orange and, white.
    Islanders: navy blue, orange, and white.
    Rangers: blue, red, and white.
    Yankees: navy blue and white.
    Knicks: blue, orange, and white.
    Giants: blue, red, and white.
    Jets: green and white.

    Aside from the Jets, there are enough crossover colours from the four major pro sports teams in NYC to make colour combinations.

  • Teebz | July 31, 2007 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”126908″]
    Since they occupy several realms of the sporting world, I’ll break this down nicely for you.

    Mets: blue, orange and, white.
    Islanders: navy blue, orange, and white.
    Rangers: blue, red, and white.
    Yankees: navy blue and white.
    Knicks: blue, orange, and white.
    Giants: blue, red, and white.
    Jets: green and white.

    Aside from the Jets, there are enough crossover colours from the four major pro sports teams in NYC to make colour combinations.[/quote]

    Oh, and as for the Jersey kids…

    Devils: red, brown, white, and black.
    Nets: some shade of blue, white, and red.

    If you want more…

    Bills: blue, red, and white.
    Sabres: navy blue, yellow, and white.
    Rochester Americans: red, white, and blue.
    Syracuse Crunch: red, white, and navy blue.
    Syracuse Orange: orange, navy blue, and white.

    I can go deeper into the minor leagues and colleges if you like.

  • Nuk | July 31, 2007 at 6:09 pm |

    Possible leak of the Dallas Stars jersey – or a good photoshop –

    I like it – in a 50’s retro sort of way…

  • Chad G | July 31, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”126910″][quote comment=”126908″]
    Since they occupy several realms of the sporting world, I’ll break this down nicely for you.

    Mets: blue, orange and, white.
    Islanders: navy blue, orange, and white.
    Rangers: blue, red, and white.
    Yankees: navy blue and white.
    Knicks: blue, orange, and white.
    Giants: blue, red, and white.
    Jets: green and white.

    Aside from the Jets, there are enough crossover colours from the four major pro sports teams in NYC to make colour combinations.[/quote]

    Oh, and as for the Jersey kids…

    Devils: red, brown, white, and black.
    Nets: some shade of blue, white, and red.

    If you want more…

    Bills: blue, red, and white.
    Sabres: navy blue, yellow, and white.
    Rochester Americans: red, white, and blue.
    Syracuse Crunch: red, white, and navy blue.
    Syracuse Orange: orange, navy blue, and white.

    I can go deeper into the minor leagues and colleges if you like.[/quote]

    brown for the devils?

  • VandyDelphia Mike | July 31, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”126859″][quote comment=”126853″][quote comment=”126848″]Eric Gagne to Boston?!! ugh->anything Boston Red Sox. Papelbon gonna ride the pine now? Anyways, I’ve followed MLB since 1985, the year the Blue Jays blew the AL Pennant to the Royals, and I still don’t understand the trading deadline. After July 31st, teams still make trades…? I need an explanation.[/quote]
    Today is the “non-waiver trade deadline”. Any trades after today must use the waiver proces, succinctlty described at Larry Walker got traded to St. Louis on a waiver trade – no other team tried to pick up the contract.[/quote]
    Is it true if a team trades for a player after August that this player cannot play for that team if that team were to make the post season?[/quote]

    False. The deadline to set post-season rosters is August 31. If you make an aforementioned waiver trade prior to 8/31, that player can be on your post-season roster.

  • Chad G | July 31, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”126918″][quote comment=”126859″][quote comment=”126853″][quote comment=”126848″]Eric Gagne to Boston?!! ugh->anything Boston Red Sox. Papelbon gonna ride the pine now? Anyways, I’ve followed MLB since 1985, the year the Blue Jays blew the AL Pennant to the Royals, and I still don’t understand the trading deadline. After July 31st, teams still make trades…? I need an explanation.[/quote]
    Today is the “non-waiver trade deadline”. Any trades after today must use the waiver proces, succinctlty described at Larry Walker got traded to St. Louis on a waiver trade – no other team tried to pick up the contract.[/quote]
    Is it true if a team trades for a player after August that this player cannot play for that team if that team were to make the post season?[/quote]

    False. The deadline to set post-season rosters is August 31. If you make an aforementioned waiver trade prior to 8/31, that player can be on your post-season roster.[/quote]

    Just so you know the question says after August, not during August. But your response answers the question anyway.

  • Dean | July 31, 2007 at 6:38 pm |

    KG was holding a # 5 jersey at his Celtic news conference.

  • Matteo | July 31, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Gee…I thought that Billy Grabarkowitz would take the record.

  • subway | July 31, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”126903″][quote comment=”126902″]correct that, 9 teams.[/quote]

    I wrote 8 earlier too, did you forget the Devils as well?[/quote]
    LOL yes I did.

    Teebz, thanks for your answer. The Knicks should “Ditch the Black” as well.

  • Mike Engle | July 31, 2007 at 6:46 pm |

    Sorry, guys. End of link?

  • thrashboy | July 31, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    The Stars jersey looks like a photoshop of the written description leaked earlier. I’m guessing that will change now that the NHL has officially announced the road jerseys will be white again, so the home jerseys probably won’t say “Dallas”.

    Stars captain is actually Brendan Morrow (#10).

    Also, Houston is southeast Texas. Dallas is more northeast/north central.

  • Brian from Short Island | July 31, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”126910″][quote comment=”126908″]
    Since they occupy several realms of the sporting world, I’ll break this down nicely for you.

    Mets: blue, orange and, white.
    Islanders: navy blue, orange, and white.
    Rangers: blue, red, and white.
    Yankees: navy blue and white.
    Knicks: blue, orange, and white.
    Giants: blue, red, and white.
    Jets: green and white.

    Aside from the Jets, there are enough crossover colours from the four major pro sports teams in NYC to make colour combinations.[/quote]

    Oh, and as for the Jersey kids…

    Devils: red, brown, white, and black.
    Nets: some shade of blue, white, and red.

    If you want more…

    Bills: blue, red, and white.
    Sabres: navy blue, yellow, and white.
    Rochester Americans: red, white, and blue.
    Syracuse Crunch: red, white, and navy blue.
    Syracuse Orange: orange, navy blue, and white.

    I can go deeper into the minor leagues and colleges if you like.[/quote]
    Don’t hate on my Red Bulls! Navy, White and, erm, Red

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 7:45 pm |

    http://bp1.blogger.c...

    The best thing about NHL jersey are the crests. Every friggin’ uniform (expect the Rangers) must have a crest or monogram…no exceptions Gary.

    It should be written in the NHL Operations Manual that NO team ever be allowed to use some wimpy practicewear lettering in its’ jerseys ever again.

    Jesus, DALLAS??? That’s all you got Reebok. Yikes.

  • TD | July 31, 2007 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”126928″]KG was holding a # 5 jersey at his Celtic news conference.[/quote]

    It’s officially listed on the Celtics’ NBA.com page: KG will indeed wear #5, last worn by Gerald Green (one of the menagerie he was traded for) and most notably by Bill Walton, John Thompson, John “Family Size” Bagley, and Ron Mercer. KG’s usual 21 is retired for Bill Sharman.

  • TOG | July 31, 2007 at 7:54 pm |

    2008 All-Star logo.

    Wow classy! I can’t stand the Yanks and everything that has to do with them, but this is top-notch.

    Compared to the cookie-cutter MTV-generation logos they’ve used for the ASG and playoffs in recent years.

    Agreed..I hate all things NY, but that is a sweet logo.

    The 2008 All-Star Game logo makes we want to drop $5 bucks on a race horse…

    http://images.google...

    http://www.monmouthp...

  • Ben | July 31, 2007 at 8:18 pm |

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jeremy Accardo is currently using a completely blue glove. I can’t figure out how long he’s been suing it but in a photo from May he had a black glove.

  • TD | July 31, 2007 at 8:32 pm |
  • Mike Engle | July 31, 2007 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”126958″]

    2008 All-Star logo.

    Wow classy! I can’t stand the Yanks and everything that has to do with them, but this is top-notch.

    Compared to the cookie-cutter MTV-generation logos they’ve used for the ASG and playoffs in recent years.

    Agreed..I hate all things NY, but that is a sweet logo.

    The 2008 All-Star Game logo makes we want to drop $5 bucks on a race horse…

    http://images.google...

    http://www.monmouthp...
    Hopefully it comes out well on the patch. If so, I just might spring for an authentic. Wait and see…

  • Joey Guns | July 31, 2007 at 8:36 pm |

    The 2008 MLB All-Star game logo was released today:

    http://newyork.yanke...

  • John L. | July 31, 2007 at 8:38 pm |

    REGARDING THE STARS MOCK-UPS:

    All the ones that have been up here look very familiar to me. I finally realized that the Dallas AAA Stars. the Midget level youth team affiliated with the stars wears jerseys like that i remember because we played them. I cant find pics because the new season hasent started and the site is being updated but i think thats where alot of these mock-ups are from.

  • JM Rempt | July 31, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”126856″]looky looky here and here[/quote]

    Its probably a photoshop, but whoever did them needs to be designing for Rbk.

  • Flip | July 31, 2007 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”126820″]2008 All-Star logo.[/quote]
    On balance, I like the logo. But as Paul pointed out in a column a few weeks ago, I’m not certain this will translate well into a patch. The serifs on “All-Star Game” probably will disappear in the stitchwork. Sigh.

  • Richard S. | July 31, 2007 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”126744″]check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    After seeing this item I have real doubts about a “Certificate of Authenticity from the Grey Flannel Gallery”. Note Grey Flannel Gallery is the name of the store. No way this uni is the real deal. Look closely at the Wilson tag (I think the KC A’s unis were McAuliffe anyway) and you’ll see it is not even made of flannel. Looks knit to me. So much for the 99.9% Positive Feedback. Any other opinions?

  • JM Rempt | July 31, 2007 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”126984″][quote comment=”126744″]check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    After seeing this item I have real doubts about a “Certificate of Authenticity from the Grey Flannel Gallery”. Note Grey Flannel Gallery is the name of the store. No way this uni is the real deal. Look closely at the Wilson tag (I think the KC A’s unis were McAuliffe anyway) and you’ll see it is not even made of flannel. Looks knit to me. So much for the 99.9% Positive Feedback. Any other opinions?[/quote]

    Yeah, I’m not buying it either.

  • Richard S. | July 31, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”126744″]check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Oh yeah, apart from the ridiculous sized numerals and that the number is stitched way too high

  • Richard S. | July 31, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”126643″][quote comment=”126613″][quote comment=”126593″]
    this jersey was never made by Mitchell and Ness. When we were aloud to make his jersey we only made his 1975, 1967 and vested 1964 flannel
    [/quote]

    I was in Cooperstown this past weekend and got to see a million M&N throwbacks. It was nice to actually get to see them in person as opposed to just online, but I was very disappointed in how many errors there were with a lot of them….wrong size numbers, wrong style names, and wrong style numbers. I would think that there were people there sort of jersey “fact checking” these before they hit production.[/quote]

    They refer to loads of photos and make sure the jerseys are accurate. If you’re relying solely on your memory of the uniforms to chastise them, I suggest you double check them. Chances are better that you were remembering incorrectly.[/quote]

    I’m not so sure of that. Most of us have excellent memories of our childhood team’s unis. Most of us can spot something wrong in a heartbeat, and the most minor differences are glaring. Two M&N Red Sox unis, jumped out at me. The first, which I own, and had purchased for me at the M&N store was the ’67 home. I immediately was disappointed that the piping on the sleves are about 3/4″ above the break of the sleeve. In actuality the piping was at the break. I own game worn ’66 pants, and the material in the pants is significantly lighter than the winter coat like flannel in the jersey. To their credit , they nailed the font. The ’75 Sox collar lowers to a sharp point, but the M&N is clearly rounded. With all the gameworn flannel unis out there, one would think M&N would put their creation next to an authentic one, and see for themselves.

  • Seth H | July 31, 2007 at 11:02 pm |

    So glad you pointed that out. The worst part is that they sell jerseys and shirts with those mistakes at The Yard. The old Vertically Arched black font is classic. BTW, I was never a fan of the black Orioles font on the jersey front; glad they went back to all Orange on the front.

    SNY (the Mets channel) replayed Game 4 of the 1969 World Series last night (a game I attended as a 5 year old). When George Bamberger went to the mound, I could not take my eyes off of the screen. The uniform was a thing of beauty: The vertically arched “Bamberger” making nearly a full semi-circle combined with the black/white/orange striped stirrups.

    Let me correct my own post. That should be “radially” arched, not vertically arched.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 31, 2007 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”126881″][quote comment=”126750″][quote]
    Also, why do you assume that Torre’s #6 will be retired? Joe McCarthy’s number isn’t retired and he has managed more games, won more games, has a higher winning percentage, won 2 more pennants and 3 more World Series titles than Torre has and his number isn’t retired.[/quote]

    Joe McCarthy never wore a number with the Yankees, though he does have a plaque in Monument Park which is the same thing.[/quote]

    No, it is not.

    Lefty Gomez, pitcher 1930-42, plaque dedicated August 1, 1987. His number 11 has not been retired.
    Allie Reynolds, pitcher 1947-54, plaque dedicated August 27, 1989. His number 22 has not been retired.

  • Jay | July 31, 2007 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”126954″]http://bp1.blogger.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/Rq-jkNB0YBI/AAAAAAAAA5Y/fl3Tkl4TVH8/s1600-h/newstarsblack.jpg

    The best thing about NHL jersey are the crests. Every friggin’ uniform (expect the Rangers) must have a crest or monogram…no exceptions Gary.

    It should be written in the NHL Operations Manual that NO team ever be allowed to use some wimpy practicewear lettering in its’ jerseys ever again.

    Jesus, DALLAS??? That’s all you got Reebok. Yikes.[/quote]

    A guy on a message board I am a member of made that when he was at work. Wanted to test out viral marketing, and gave an in depth account of how he made it. All he did was photoshop a jersey, print it out, and take a picture of it with his cell phone.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | July 31, 2007 at 11:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”126984″][quote comment=”126744″]check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    After seeing this item I have real doubts about a “Certificate of Authenticity from the Grey Flannel Gallery”. Note Grey Flannel Gallery is the name of the store. No way this uni is the real deal. Look closely at the Wilson tag (I think the KC A’s unis were McAuliffe anyway) and you’ll see it is not even made of flannel. Looks knit to me. So much for the 99.9% Positive Feedback. Any other opinions?[/quote]

    Looks like it is made out of Dureene material. I think the “A” is too small and the number on the front is too high.

  • ginsk | July 31, 2007 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”127000″][quote comment=”126984″][quote comment=”126744″]check out this 1963 Ed Lopat game used jersey on ebay, why does he have his first name on the back?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    After seeing this item I have real doubts about a “Certificate of Authenticity from the Grey Flannel Gallery”. Note Grey Flannel Gallery is the name of the store. No way this uni is the real deal. Look closely at the Wilson tag (I think the KC A’s unis were McAuliffe anyway) and you’ll see it is not even made of flannel. Looks knit to me. So much for the 99.9% Positive Feedback. Any other opinions?[/quote]

    the link says its a spring training jersey,perhaps they are different than the regular seasion

  • Korryn | August 1, 2007 at 12:19 am |

    Interesting comment by Tim Keown in his recent column about recreational games in DC. In particular a team had to forfeit because their patches were screened on and not true, stitched patches. here is the story about it: http://www.tdn.com/a...

    Sorry if it is a repost; I can’t keep up with all of the commentary.

  • James | August 1, 2007 at 4:44 am |

    For everyone knocking M&N on here and complaining that they “can’t seem to get it right”. They provide an incredible service to sports fans by keeping alive old jerseys and players at a level of quality you would never find from Reebok or Majestic/VF. I’m sure some errors are mistakes, some are probably related to production difficulties, and others are related to the difficulty in finding clear historical records. As to the idea that M&N would extend production outside of their license, I find that preposterous. One violation would be the end of their license with a league which would be a massive blow to their business. I think they’ve got way more sense than that. If it looks like a knockoff, it’s a knockoff.

  • Matt | August 3, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    Odd that the football players are wearing soccer cleats. The biggest difference is that football cleats have a cleat up front, under the toe, while soccer cleats don’t.