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Sunday Open Thread

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Eric Gagné made his Red Sox road-uniform debut during the 8th inning of last night’s M’s/Bosox game. Tom Chalifour notes that his accent appears to have been sewn onto the jersey proper, not onto the nameplate. And Gagné wasn’t the only oddly named pitcher on the mound during that inning — look who pitched the top of the frame. — Paul

 

124 comments to Sunday Open Thread

  • Sam | August 5, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”128767″]Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.[/quote]

    not here.

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    simon gagne doesn’t have one either.

  • possum | August 5, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.

    That’s twice this year milestone’s have been set on the same day: Frank Thomas 500 HR/Biggio 3000 hits, Arod 500 HR/Bonds cheats

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.

    That’s twice this year milestone’s have been set on the same day: Frank Thomas 500 HR/Biggio 3000 hits, Arod 500 HR/Bonds cheats[/quote]

    maybe craig biggio will get 3 hbp today, while glavine wins # 300.

  • Jordan Skipper | August 5, 2007 at 11:19 am |

    Does anybody know why mike piazza doesnt do up his top 2 buttons. I noticed it yesterday in the Oak/LAA game, i thought maybe it just came undone and he didnt notice….then i looked at some pictures and realized he allways does it.

    I think it looks worse then not wearing high socks/stirrups

    speaking about stirrups, allways a treat at a winnipeg goldeyes game

  • Ben | August 5, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    greg gagne didn’t wear one for the twins either.

  • Jeremy | August 5, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”128780″]greg gagne didn’t wear one for the twins either.[/quote]
    That’s because his name was pronounced GAG-knee, therefore there is no accent neccesary.

  • Christopher | August 5, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”128777″]Does anybody know why mike piazza doesnt do up his top 2 buttons. I noticed it yesterday in the Oak/LAA game, i thought maybe it just came undone and he didnt notice….then i looked at some pictures and realized he allways does it.

    I think it looks worse then not wearing high socks/stirrups

    speaking about stirrups, allways a treat at a winnipeg goldeyes game[/quote]

    Either heat or it “looks cooooool!”

    Its sloppy.

  • Christopher | August 5, 2007 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”128782″][quote comment=”128780″]greg gagne didn’t wear one for the twins either.[/quote]
    That’s because his name was pronounced GAG-knee, therefore there is no accent neccesary.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t Eric’s (not Greg’s) have a tilde above the N then?

  • David | August 5, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”128767″]Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.[/quote]

    In his player profile, it doesnt show his name with one. In comparison, Jose Garcia has 2 and 9 straight players have at least 1 accent–
    Carlos Gómez LF/RF New York Mets
    Chris Gómez 3B/1B Baltimore Orioles
    Adrián González 1B San Diego Padres
    Álex González SS Cincinnati Reds
    Andy González LF/RF Chicago White Sox
    Édgar González SP/RP Arizona Diamondbacks
    Enrique González RP Arizona Diamondbacks
    Luis González LF Los Angeles Dodgers
    Mike González RP Atlanta Braves

  • David | August 5, 2007 at 11:41 am |

    There’s a picture of Gagne with a barely-visible accent while playing for Texas.

  • Paul Lukas | August 5, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”128787″]There’s a picture of Gagne with a barely-visible accent while playing for Texas.[/quote]

    And with the Dodgers.

  • stan aka the took | August 5, 2007 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”128784″][quote comment=”128782″][quote comment=”128780″]greg gagne didn’t wear one for the twins either.[/quote]
    That’s because his name was pronounced GAG-knee, therefore there is no accent neccesary.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t Eric’s (not Greg’s) have a tilde above the N then?[/quote]

    no tildes in french.

  • Philly Bill | August 5, 2007 at 11:57 am |

    Yeah, Gagne’s name was accented on all interations of Rangers jerseys I’ve seen this year.

    (In looking for image confirmation, I have learned that Eric Gagne’s middle name is Serge. How awesome is that?)

    Anyway, isn’t accenting the Francophone names while “stetting” the Latino names a double standard? Accents are much more common in Latino names, since all they indicate is emphasis.

    Am I correct that no NHL uniforms feature accents? That’d be an enormous fettle of fish because of the huge percentage of Scandinavian names with tremas and

  • Philly Bill | August 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    er… tremas, and Slavic names with hacheks and what-have-you.

    (Been so long since I’ve posted that I forgot how.)

  • Philly Bill | August 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm |

    uh… “kettle of fish.”

    God, I suck.

  • matthew | August 5, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    check this out:
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    the NFL.com shop is selling replica jets (as titans) jerseys, are the Jets gonna wear that this year?

  • The Ol Goaler | August 5, 2007 at 12:21 pm |

    Okay, fifth attempt…

    Arkansas State University unveiled their new uniforms at Saturday’s Media Day, after switching to adidas…

    Fans should have no problem telling the players, even without a scorecard…

    There were some tweaks to the side striping, and this year’s helmet features a “3-D” look on the “STATE” logo, and what I can only call “sparklies” on the rest of the otherwise-black helmet.

    While A-State remains the “Indians” for one final season, you’ll notice that absolutely nothing on this uniform uses, depicts, or even hints at the “Indians” nickname. That will be changed (most likely) by this time next year… meaning Arkansas State will field an entire Team “To Be Named Later”!

    Paul, I hope you don’t mind, but (in addition to my broadcasting “credentials”) I identified myself as the Jonesboro, Arkansas correspondent for UniWatch to my fellow reporters! They were quite impressed with my membership card, and some of ’em even already knew about the site!

  • Eric B. | August 5, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    The accenting on Gagne’s jersey was something he insisted on in his last few years with the Dodgers. It appeared after his Cy Young year, when he probably figured he had enough status to make such a demand. At the same time, it started turning up on all his licensed merchandise, too. You still see lots of fans wearing Gagne jerseys/t-shirts at Dodger Stadium, and you can tell when they were bought by whether or not there’s an accent. (For the record, mine has no accent.)

    Now, forgive my ignorance since I missed whatever link there may have been about it, but what’s the deal with his new uni number? I assume he flipped the 38 to 83 because 38 was unavailable, but why? Retired? Taken by a teammate?

    (FWIW, #38 for the Dodgers now belongs to Rudy Seanez, who seems to be doing everything possible to sully its legacy.)

  • =bg= | August 5, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    http://sportsillustr...

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)

  • Tom C. | August 5, 2007 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”128813″]

    Now, forgive my ignorance since I missed whatever link there may have been about it, but what’s the deal with his new uni number? I assume he flipped the 38 to 83 because 38 was unavailable, but why? Retired? Taken by a teammate?

    (FWIW, #38 for the Dodgers now belongs to Rudy Seanez, who seems to be doing everything possible to sully its legacy.)[/quote]

    Some guy name Schilling has 38. Gagne didn’t even try to buy it from him out of “respect” for Schill. Besides, he would have had to buy Schill a new domain for his 38pitches.com too

  • Tom C. | August 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm |

    bad link.
    try this

    38pitches.com

  • matthew | August 5, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    Oh, I though 38pitches.com was for 38 pitches until the yanks start to shell shill…

  • Eric B. | August 5, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”128815″][quote comment=”128813″]
    Some guy name Schilling has 38. Gagne didn’t even try to buy it from him out of “respect” for Schill. Besides, he would have had to buy Schill a new domain for his 38pitches.com too[/quote]

    Duh. Excuse my brain fart. Thanks!

  • Neil | August 5, 2007 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    Depends on the drill that they are running. So if it were a live drill, then not necessarily. However, why a QB would be live this early in training camp, god only knows.

  • jesus | August 5, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    kinda crappy look at the new North Texas football unis… I like the shade of green quite a bit, and I dig the helmets quite a bit…

  • jesus | August 5, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    damnit

    Nort Texas

  • TD | August 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm |

    Hey Paul, do you think Mr. Rowland-Smith wears #18 because of the Concepcion Corollary? Looks like it would be awfully difficult to get that around, say, 53..

  • jesus | August 5, 2007 at 1:10 pm |

    parent article for North Tex pic:

  • jesus | August 5, 2007 at 1:10 pm |
  • Eric Bangeman | August 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    England thrashed Wales in a Rugby World Cup tune-up, unveiling their new uniforms, with some very curious socks. Also, the numbers on the back of England’s new jerseys are extremely small.

  • Shane | August 5, 2007 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”128833″]Hey Paul, do you think Mr. Rowland-Smith wears #18 because of the Concepcion Corollary? Looks like it would be awfully difficult to get that around, say, 53..[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered why soccer players like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink wear 18 and 10 instead of say..9.

  • TD | August 5, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”128838″][quote comment=”128833″]Hey Paul, do you think Mr. Rowland-Smith wears #18 because of the Concepcion Corollary? Looks like it would be awfully difficult to get that around, say, 53..[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered why soccer players like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink wear 18 and 10 instead of say..9.[/quote]

    The ‘1’ is pretty harmless, plus wearing 18 or 10 prevents the Roethlisberger Corollary where your nameplate overwhelms your single-digit number to the point of making it look like a fulcrum.

    This is similar to the Cowtown Bubba Corollary, where a 300 pound guy looks ridiculous wearing a #6 Jay Cutler jersey. It’s all about spacial relations, yo.

  • Flip | August 5, 2007 at 1:28 pm |

    K-State had its media day on Saturday. I couldn’t find any really good photos, but it appears there more to the new jersey. Previously, it looked like they dropped a stripe on the sleeve, moved the TV numbers and added a small “K-State” to the front — all good moves.

    From these pictures, it appears the stripe on the sleeve is more of a truncated design and is vertical, replicating the helmet stripe in reverse (gray-white-gray). The same stripe appears on the back collar. I’ve never seen this design before.

    In his KC Star story, Howard Richman had this notebook item:

    “K-State’s new jerseys get a thumbs-up from senior defensive end Rob Jackson. They have KSTATE in small block letters above the chest numeral, and numbers on the sleeve instead of the shoulder like in 2006. Also, they’re a tighter fit, something Jackson likes.”

  • Sameer | August 5, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”128806″]check this out:
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    the NFL.com shop is selling replica jets (as titans) jerseys, are the Jets gonna wear that this year?[/quote]

    Jets will wear those once this year. It will either be a home game (they’ve narrowed it down to two possible dates of which I can only remember the game vs. the Bills) or against Dallas on Thanksgiving, since the Jets will be playing on Turkey Day this year

  • stan aka the took | August 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    you would think so BUT that’s the texans they want their qb to get hit to get ready for the new season, standard texan procedure i assure you.

  • Matthew S. | August 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”128824″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    Depends on the drill that they are running. So if it were a live drill, then not necessarily. However, why a QB would be live this early in training camp, god only knows.[/quote]

    They appear to be wearing full pads so a full contact drill is possible (thus negating the need for the red or orange jersey). I agree that it does seem a little early in training camp for full contact drills, especially with a QB. But if you look closely, you can tell that the QB appears to be wearing #10, which would make him third string QB Bradlee Van Pelt and not Matt Schaub, who the coaches undoubtedly are looking to protect before the season, given the amount of money invested in him.

    Van Pelt: http://www.houstonte...

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 2:01 pm |

    Where’s Mr. Grzegorek? Doesn’t he usually handle the weekend open threads?

  • Taha | August 5, 2007 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”128793″][quote comment=”128784″][quote comment=”128782″][quote comment=”128780″]greg gagne didn’t wear one for the twins either.[/quote]
    That’s because his name was pronounced GAG-knee, therefore there is no accent neccesary.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t Eric’s (not Greg’s) have a tilde above the N then?[/quote]

    no tildes in french.[/quote]

    Absolutely true. “gn” in French is the phological equivalent of “enyay” in Spanish (n with tilde). Besides “Gagne”, off the top of my head, a similar word I can think of is the town in France, Avignon, which is pronounced “ah-VEEN-yo(n)”

    As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.

  • Chris | August 5, 2007 at 2:26 pm |

    Actually, the Pittsburgh Penguins of the 90s had a pair of very fitting names….Mario Lemieux…le mieux mean “the best” in english…and Jaromir Jagr…if you rearrange the letters of Jaromir you get Mario Jr.

  • junkland | August 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”128785″][quote comment=”128767″]Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.[/quote]

    In his player profile, it doesnt show his name with one. In comparison, Jose Garcia has 2 and 9 straight players have at least 1 accent–
    Carlos Gómez

    LF/RF

    New York Mets
    Chris Gómez 3B/1B Baltimore Orioles
    Adrián González 1B San Diego Padres
    Álex González SS Cincinnati Reds
    Andy González LF/RF Chicago White Sox
    Édgar González SP/RP Arizona Diamondbacks
    Enrique González RP Arizona Diamondbacks
    Luis González LF Los Angeles Dodgers
    Mike González RP Atlanta Braves
    [/quote]

    I think it’s better if you say “9 consecutive players” as opposed to “9 straight players.” There might be an implication that Jose Garcia plays for the other team… Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | August 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm |

    To update the story of Scott Olsen, he has fixed the second button that flapped open which lead to his suspension and has gone high cuffed rather than handcuffed (sorry, couldn’t resist). Also, he’s pitching rather well today.

  • Tim | August 5, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    Taking it a step further, the tilde accent mark also appears on a 2004 Dodgers bobblehead giveaway of Eric Gagne.

  • diz | August 5, 2007 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”128842″][quote comment=”128838″][quote comment=”128833″]Hey Paul, do you think Mr. Rowland-Smith wears #18 because of the Concepcion Corollary? Looks like it would be awfully difficult to get that around, say, 53..[/quote]

    I’ve always wondered why soccer players like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink wear 18 and 10 instead of say..9.[/quote]

    The ‘1’ is pretty harmless, plus wearing 18 or 10 prevents the Roethlisberger Corollary where your nameplate overwhelms your single-digit number to the point of making it look like a fulcrum.

    This is similar to the Cowtown Bubba Corollary, where a 300 pound guy looks ridiculous wearing a #6 Jay Cutler jersey. It’s all about spacial relations, yo.[/quote]

    10 is one of the more traditional numbers for a striker (with 8, 7, and 11 quite uncommon but acceptable.) 18 would be most likely a personal preference, since numbers in the World Cup range tend to be favoured

  • Jim | August 5, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”128871″]Taking it a step further, the tilde accent mark also appears on a 2004 Dodgers bobblehead giveaway of Eric Gagne.[/quote]

    Ah, the Famouse Chicken (why would San Diego ever sever ties, anyway?) … I wonder what s/he’s up to these days …

  • Jim | August 5, 2007 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”128876″][quote comment=”128871″]Taking it a step further, the tilde accent mark also appears on a 2004 Dodgers bobblehead giveaway of Eric Gagne.[/quote]

    Ah, the Famouse Chicken (why would San Diego ever sever ties, anyway?) … I wonder what s/he’s up to these days …[/quote]

    (me spell gudder than that most days)

  • Chili Mac | August 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm |

    I actually saw the Famous Chicken on July 24 at a Fort Worth Cats minor league game. So silly, but so funny.

  • teddymcg | August 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]
    There hasn’t been a quarterback in Houston since Warren Moon.

  • Tim | August 5, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”128878″]I actually saw the Famous Chicken on July 24 at a Fort Worth Cats minor league game. So silly, but so funny.[/quote]
    He’s a traveling show now. The Padres have had him at one or two Petco Park game the each of the last two years now.

    Here he is last year, beating up the Reds bullpen. He was probably greatly offended by their hideous black jackets.

  • Christopher | August 5, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    What’s with the strange yellow helmets in this NY Giants photo?

    http://sportsillustr...

  • John in Athens | August 5, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.

  • Patrick | August 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    Well said.

    Those look like swimming caps stretched over the NYG helmets (2 posts above)

  • Michael Kramer | August 5, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    Braves catcher Corky Miller, who wears #27, was wearing a #63 catcher’s helmet during today’s game against the Rockies. The Braves’ website doesn’t show a #63 on the 40-man roster. Sorry, no pics.

  • Stephen | August 5, 2007 at 3:50 pm |

    Saw something interesting while watching the Braves today. Corky Miller is catching for Atlanta today, wearing #27. However, his no-flap skull cap has #63 on it. No screenshot, unfortunately…

  • zip | August 5, 2007 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”128893″]Well said.

    Those look like swimming caps stretched over the NYG helmets (2 posts above)[/quote]

    Those are used for practicing special teams plays where you can have both offensive and defensive players on the same side of the ball and thus wearing different colored jerseys – so they can be differentiated.

  • Garfield | August 5, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”128884″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    What’s with the strange yellow helmets in this NY Giants photo?

    http://sportsillustr...
    its a helmet cover. it’s just another way to differentiate teams since they have different jerseys on

  • stan aka the took | August 5, 2007 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”128880″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]
    There hasn’t been a quarterback in Houston since Warren Moon.[/quote]

    OUCH! harsh man HARSH!

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”128909″][quote comment=”128880″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]
    There hasn’t been a quarterback in Houston since Warren Moon.[/quote]

    OUCH! harsh man HARSH![/quote]
    Steve McNair?

  • stan aka the took | August 5, 2007 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”128884″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]

    What’s with the strange yellow helmets in this NY Giants photo?

    http://sportsillustr...

    its like the red jersey… diffrent colors mean diffrent things… yellow might mean light contact or something.

  • chance | August 5, 2007 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]
    The grand jury testimony is pretty compelling.

    Without it, I would have to agree with you. But once we got it, it removed all reasonable doubt.

  • MichaelM | August 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm |

    Just watching the Sox-Mariners game here. Not sure if this has been mentioned yet on the board (or if it’s the first time), but Manny looks to be batting with his Left Pocket turned inside-out. Sorry no screen grabs, but clearly there in the top of the first.

  • Scott | August 5, 2007 at 5:09 pm |

    Someone tell me something, I thought the Brewers were wearing their throw-backs on Sunday games…

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”128922″]Someone tell me something, I thought the Brewers were wearing their throw-backs on Sunday games…[/quote]
    No more Retro Sundays at Miller Park. Those have been replaced by Flashback Fridays.

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  • ADD | August 5, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.

  • ADD | August 5, 2007 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”128922″]Someone tell me something, I thought the Brewers were wearing their throw-backs on Sunday games…[/quote]

    It’s Fridays for the “Glove” logo

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  • Raul | August 5, 2007 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.

  • hiou | August 5, 2007 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]

    When did Lance admit to using steriods to a Grand Jury?

  • hiou | August 5, 2007 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”128876″][quote comment=”128871″]Taking it a step further, the tilde accent mark also appears on a 2004 Dodgers bobblehead giveaway of Eric Gagne.[/quote]

    Ah, the Famouse Chicken (why would San Diego ever sever ties, anyway?) … I wonder what s/he’s up to these days …[/quote]

    looks like we are getting a San Diego chicken membership card. the first mascot??

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]
    What evidence against Lance? Do you call mishandled (perhaps manipulated) blood samples from last millennium and unsubstantiated “news” articles from Le Monde evidence? I don’t.
    For the record, I am not a Bonds hater, but I do find him to be quite an unsympathetic character. He acts like he hates people. I find it hard to root for such misanthropes.

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 6:39 pm |

    As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.[/quote]

    i’ve always laughed about jamie walker, which is a terrible name for a pitcher. also cecil and prince fielder… neither is very handy with the leather.

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 6:43 pm |

    Somebody posted a link from the NFL shop showing New York Jets as Titans “throwback alternate” jerseys. It might be quite underwhelming.
    Superficial research suggests that the Titans did not have sleeve numbers. The Jets/Titans jerseys most likely will, per NFL regulations. Furthermore, the old Titans had a really cool, serif-y “old Cowboys style” font. The Jets/Titans jerseys, according to the site, will probably have plain varsity numbers that the Jets have, but in the right color.
    All in all, it probably will be a lackluster jersey, but as a steadfast Jets fan, I am considering buying a Jets/Titans replica. Not as a letter-perfect throwback, but as a replica alternate inspired by the old Titans.

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”128948″][quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]

    When did Lance admit to using steriods to a Grand Jury?[/quote]

    barry bonds never admitted to using steroids. he said that he “never knowingly took steroids.”

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”128956″]As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.[/quote]

    i’ve always laughed about jamie walker, which is a terrible name for a pitcher. also cecil and prince fielder… neither is very handy with the leather.[/quote]
    How about Reds pitcher Homer Bailey?

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 6:47 pm |

    You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”128959″][quote comment=”128956″]As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.[/quote]

    i’ve always laughed about jamie walker, which is a terrible name for a pitcher. also cecil and prince fielder… neither is very handy with the leather.[/quote]
    How about Reds pitcher Homer Bailey?[/quote]

    i was looking to find some more good ones, and i came across this list. it’s not really about names that are apropos, it’s just somebody giggling like an eight-year old.

  • Joe | August 5, 2007 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”128910″][quote comment=”128909″][quote comment=”128880″][quote comment=”128814″]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0708/nfl.camp.snapshots/content.3.html

    shouldn’t the QB have an off-colored jersey on? (yellow, green, orange, etc.)[/quote]
    There hasn’t been a quarterback in Houston since Warren Moon.[/quote]

    OUCH! harsh man HARSH![/quote]
    Steve McNair?[/quote]

    Steve McNair was only in Houston for two years, playing in 13 games, and starting only six.

  • Raul | August 5, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”128958″][quote comment=”128948″][quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]

    When did Lance admit to using steriods to a Grand Jury?[/quote]

    barry bonds never admitted to using steroids. he said that he “never knowingly took steroids.”[/quote]
    Anyone who doesn’t think Lance was a user hasn’t read up on it.

  • TD | August 5, 2007 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”128956″]As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.[/quote]

    i’ve always laughed about jamie walker, which is a terrible name for a pitcher. also cecil and prince fielder… neither is very handy with the leather.[/quote]

    My favorite has always been goalie Steve Passmore (CHI, EDM, LA).

  • Rob Curtin | August 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm |

    Since I’m new-ish here, I’ll keep my thoughts on Barry to myself, but I’ll give them if you ask. Anyway, there’s a very interesting article in the new ESPN the Magazine about the public’s view of Lance vs. Barry as steroid users.

    Just letting you all know…

  • possum | August 5, 2007 at 7:49 pm |

    Sorry I started the Bonds hating. I find it hilarious that people who stand up for him do it in the very same fashion Barry would. Rude, defensive, and evasive of the facts. You think when Canseco came out with that book that he wouldn’t have at least said “hey everybody, Jose’s lying?” Or maybe “I don’t know what he’s talking about?” You think Gregg Andersen may have actually testified if they didn’t do anything wrong instead of sit in jail for the last 7 months? “Innocent until proven guilty” doesn’t preclude common sense.

    Corky Miller probably wore #63 in spring training. He wore a regular number in Richmond this year, but I don’t recall what it was.

  • hiou | August 5, 2007 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”128961″]You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?[/quote]

    Gordon and Stewart are not teammates. Tony drives for Joe Gibbs.

  • scott | August 5, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    Did the wearing of these jerseys on July 27 get mentioned on here?

    http://auction.milb....

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”128986″][quote comment=”128961″]You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?[/quote]

    Gordon and Stewart are not teammates. Tony drives for Joe Gibbs.[/quote]
    Hmmm…my mistake. Just going by the similar fonts. Question still stands. Do teammates’ cars have things in common among paint jobs?

  • lockbull | August 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”128969″][quote comment=”128958″][quote comment=”128948″][quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]

    When did Lance admit to using steriods to a Grand Jury?[/quote]

    barry bonds never admitted to using steroids. he said that he “never knowingly took steroids.”[/quote]
    Anyone who doesn’t think Lance was a user hasn’t read up on it.[/quote]
    I know this isn’t uni-related, but is it time to have an educated discussion about Lance? I know he is “the most tested athlete in history” and he has never had any positive results that stick. But if you do a roll call of his closest rivals and some of his teammates who were the most help to him in the grueling mountain stages, there’s a different story…

    Jan Ullrich (2nd to Lance in tour 2000, 2001, 2003) – Retired in disgrace after being implicated in Operación Puerto.
    Ivan Basso – (3rd in 2004, 2nd in 2005) – serving 2 year suspension after admitting to “attempting to dope” (insert Bill Clinton joke here)

    Alexandre Vinokourov – (3rd, 2003) – Thrown out of this year’s tour after having A and B blood samples test positive for homologous transfusions

    Joseba Beloki – ( 2nd 2002, 3rd 2000-01) – also implicated in Operación Puerto. Currently without a team.

    Roberto Heras – (USPS teammate 2001 – 2003) – Climbing expert who helped in 2003 tour tested positive for EPO in 2005

    Floyd Landis – (USPS teammate 2002 – 2004) disputed winner of 2006 tour after testing positive for testosterone.

    The only people who finished on the podium with him from 1999 – 2005 who are not under suspicion are Andreas Kloden (2004 2nd), Alex Zuelle (1999 2nd) and Fernando Escartin (1999 3rd)

  • ThresherK | August 5, 2007 at 8:44 pm |

    the Cowtown Bubba Corollary, where a 300 pound guy looks ridiculous wearing a #6 Jay Cutler

    I’ll see you Jay Cutler and raise you the dainty #2 of the undainty Moses Malone.

    Jets/Titans

    Has there ever been a throwback which conflicted with another unrelated, extant team name in the same league? C’mon, since the Ottawa Rough Riders (two capital Rs, please) folded, doesn’t anyone else want to see these Titans play those Titans?

    Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team?

    I think DEI cars have that elongated Eeeee from behind the front wheel wells as a trademark. (Of course on the RHS of the car the Eeee is backwards.)

  • Luke Larson | August 5, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”128997″]the Cowtown Bubba Corollary, where a 300 pound guy looks ridiculous wearing a #6 Jay Cutler

    I’ll see you Jay Cutler and raise you the dainty #2 of the undainty Moses Malone.

    Jets/Titans

    Has there ever been a throwback which conflicted with another unrelated, extant team name in the same league? C’mon, since the Ottawa Rough Riders (two capital Rs, please) folded, doesn’t anyone else want to see these Titans play those Titans?

    Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team?

    I think DEI cars have that elongated Eeeee from behind the front wheel wells as a trademark. (Of course on the RHS of the car the Eeee is backwards.)[/quote]

    that’s nothing compared to the fat guy in a t-mac or billups jersey. nevermind that fat dudes shouldn’t wear tank tops to begin with.

  • Kwik | August 5, 2007 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”128991″][quote comment=”128986″][quote comment=”128961″]You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?[/quote]

    Gordon and Stewart are not teammates. Tony drives for Joe Gibbs.[/quote]
    Hmmm…my mistake. Just going by the similar fonts. Question still stands. Do teammates’ cars have things in common among paint jobs?[/quote]

    The one example off the top of my head is that all of the DEI cars have an E on the side of their cars, just in front of the numbers.

  • dilbert719 | August 5, 2007 at 9:10 pm |

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  • Joseph | August 5, 2007 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”129003″][quote comment=”128991″][quote comment=”128986″][quote comment=”128961″]You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?[/quote]

    Gordon and Stewart are not teammates. Tony drives for Joe Gibbs.[/quote]
    Hmmm…my mistake. Just going by the similar fonts. Question still stands. Do teammates’ cars have things in common among paint jobs?[/quote]

    The one example off the top of my head is that all of the DEI cars have an E on the side of their cars, just in front of the numbers.[/quote]

    The DEI cars all have the so called E on one side and from the other it appears as a 3. All Hendrick Motorsports cars have the eye-popping yellow numbers. They Gibbs font is no doubt meant to mimmick football style numbers. The Team Redbull cars are identical, and the MWR cars all have the faux-chrome wheels. Other than that most NASCAR teams stand alone as individuals because unlike other series, such as F1, “teammates” in the sports simply means the cars are from the same stable and nothing more.

  • stevesachs | August 5, 2007 at 9:29 pm |

    This isn’t really uni-related, but can’t ESPN spell “Glavine” correctly on what could be his 300th win? I could understand misspelling a name like Saltalamacchia, but Glavine? That’s a shame.

    Glavin

  • Joseph | August 5, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”128881″][quote comment=”128878″]I actually saw the Famous Chicken on July 24 at a Fort Worth Cats minor league game. So silly, but so funny.[/quote]
    He’s a traveling show now. The Padres have had him at one or two Petco Park game the each of the last two years now.

    Here he is last year, beating up the Reds bullpen. He was probably greatly offended by their hideous black jackets.[/quote]

    The chicken also made an appearance at a pads-braves game this season and tackled atlanta first base coach Glen Hubbard.

    As for Corky Miller’s misnumbered helmet, I would assume that since he was recently recalled from triple-a richmond that the helmet belongs to one bullpen catchers. I know Eddie Perez is one of the pen catchers but eddie doesn’t wear 63.

  • Ryan B | August 5, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    re: Gagne –
    What I don’t understand is why the Sox didn’t use an extended nameplate like they do for Wily Mo Peña (to accomodate the tilde). The accent aigu looks silly sewn directly to the jersey the way it is. Just my deux cents.

  • Dave | August 5, 2007 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”128767″]Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.[/quote]

    Judging by the athlete’s body as a while, it’s possible that the “accent” is actually a ketchup stain.

  • Robert | August 5, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”129008″][quote comment=”129003″][quote comment=”128991″][quote comment=”128986″][quote comment=”128961″]You know what I’ve always wondered? Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team? Examples: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick teammates, have a similar number font, as do DEI’s Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick, I think…
    By the way, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon’s 2 digit also look similar…so if they’re teammates, why are they such bitter rivals?[/quote]

    Gordon and Stewart are not teammates. Tony drives for Joe Gibbs.[/quote]
    Hmmm…my mistake. Just going by the similar fonts. Question still stands. Do teammates’ cars have things in common among paint jobs?[/quote]

    The one example off the top of my head is that all of the DEI cars have an E on the side of their cars, just in front of the numbers.[/quote]

    The DEI cars all have the so called E on one side and from the other it appears as a 3. All Hendrick Motorsports cars have the eye-popping yellow numbers. They Gibbs font is no doubt meant to mimmick football style numbers. The Team Redbull cars are identical, and the MWR cars all have the faux-chrome wheels. Other than that most NASCAR teams stand alone as individuals because unlike other series, such as F1, “teammates” in the sports simply means the cars are from the same stable and nothing more.[/quote]

    Good summary.

    And just for the record, Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick are not teammates. Dale Jr. drives for DEI, while Harvick drives for Richard Childress Racing.

  • TD | August 5, 2007 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”128998″][quote comment=”128997″]the Cowtown Bubba Corollary, where a 300 pound guy looks ridiculous wearing a #6 Jay Cutler

    I’ll see you Jay Cutler and raise you the dainty #2 of the undainty Moses Malone.

    Jets/Titans

    Has there ever been a throwback which conflicted with another unrelated, extant team name in the same league? C’mon, since the Ottawa Rough Riders (two capital Rs, please) folded, doesn’t anyone else want to see these Titans play those Titans?

    Is there a way to look at a NASCAR car and identify the team?

    I think DEI cars have that elongated Eeeee from behind the front wheel wells as a trademark. (Of course on the RHS of the car the Eeee is backwards.)[/quote]

    that’s nothing compared to the fat guy in a t-mac or billups jersey. nevermind that fat dudes shouldn’t wear tank tops to begin with.[/quote]

    Indeed, although the point was that big dudes (myself included) do not make good backgrounds for a single-digit jersey – the number floats like a ship lost at sea.

    [quote comment=”129016″][quote comment=”128767″]Has Gagne always had an accent on his jersey? That one almost looks like its just drawn on with a Sharpie or something.[/quote]

    Judging by the athlete’s body as a while, it’s possible that the “accent” is actually a ketchup stain.[/quote]

    Gagne’s Canadian and wealthy, so it’s probably a tarragon bisque.

  • possum | August 5, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”129011″][quote comment=”128881″][quote comment=”128878″]I actually saw the Famous Chicken on July 24 at a Fort Worth Cats minor league game. So silly, but so funny.[/quote]
    He’s a traveling show now. The Padres have had him at one or two Petco Park game the each of the last two years now.

    Here he is last year, beating up the Reds bullpen. He was probably greatly offended by their hideous black jackets.[/quote]

    The chicken also made an appearance at a pads-braves game this season and tackled atlanta first base coach Glen Hubbard.

    As for Corky Miller’s misnumbered helmet, I would assume that since he was recently recalled from triple-a richmond that the helmet belongs to one bullpen catchers. I know Eddie Perez is one of the pen catchers but eddie doesn’t wear 63.[/quote]
    Probably wasn’t really Glenn Hubbard. They bring an actor with them for stunts like that. He was in Charlotte last year or the year before and I sat right by the dugout where the Chicken and actors entered the field. Not only were they all San Diego based actors, the Chicken refused to stop talking! It was creepy.

  • Dave | August 5, 2007 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”129021″]
    And just for the record, Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick are not teammates. Dale Jr. drives for DEI, while Harvick drives for Richard Childress Racing.[/quote]

    I think that’s a popular misconception. After Dale Sr. died, the #3 car was given to Harvick and rechristened #29.

  • Dave | August 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”129022″]Indeed, although the point was that big dudes (myself included) do not make good backgrounds for a single-digit jersey – the number floats like a ship lost at sea.[/quote]

    I wear a three-digit number (#119) for precisely that reason. I’m 6’5″ and 270# in a hockey league filled with pencil-necks.

  • JM | August 5, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    Not sure this has been mentioned, but judging from this pic, it looks like Rutgers made some minor tweaks to their football jerseys for this fall:
    For comparison:

  • JM | August 5, 2007 at 10:49 pm |

    Oops, that didn’t work, let’s try a different approach.
    New: http://sports.espn.g...

    Old:
    http://www.tennis.co...

  • Mike Engle | August 5, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”129045″]Oops, that didn’t work, let’s try a different approach.
    New: http://sports.espn.g...

    Old:
    http://www.tennis.co...
    What are you looking at? My best guess is that the RUTGERS word mark is squattier, but maybe that’s just the resolution of the photo.

  • Patrick | August 5, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”128895″]Braves catcher Corky Miller, who wears #27, was wearing a #63 catcher’s helmet during today’s game against the Rockies. The Braves’ website doesn’t show a #63 on the 40-man roster. Sorry, no pics.[/quote]

    Corky Miller definitely wore 63 in spring training. Unfortunately, I can’t find a shot from the spring to prove it.

  • Mike Miller | August 5, 2007 at 11:17 pm |

    Add on the three Evernham cars (9,10,19) that all have “flying number” wings on their numbers. That and the 9 and 19 are both sponsored by Dodge and look very similar

  • Dean | August 5, 2007 at 11:46 pm |

    Also the reason Gordon and Johnson’s numbers look so much alike is because Jeff Gordon owns the 48 car.

  • Sam Mc | August 5, 2007 at 11:56 pm |

    I was watching the local news and saw a clip of the Eagles training camp. I saw LJ Smith wearing what looked like a red tank-topish kind of overshirt over his jersey. I am guessing it was because he was hurt and did not want to be hit. Never saw this before.

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  • rhdii | August 6, 2007 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”128992″][quote comment=”128969″][quote comment=”128958″][quote comment=”128948″][quote comment=”128944″][quote comment=”128935″][quote comment=”128889″][quote comment=”128774″]There was nothing wrong with Bonds’ jersey as he tied Hank last night. But he is a cheater.[/quote]

    Oh, yeah? Well, I think that your mommy helped you write your post.

    And I’ve got as many facts to support my claim as you do.

    Barry Bonds is a home run away from being the greatest home run hitter in the history of Major League Baseball and until Major League Baseball can prove otherwise, I am not going to let suspicions and baseless accusations stop me from enjoying history.

    Show me proof or shut up.[/quote]

    Amen. And while we’re at it, go back and check everyone for anything since the dawn of baseball time and read the various codebooks from said time. As I’ve said before either, hate everyone from the steroid era, or stop the Bonds witch hunt. Sure he’s an ass to people. So is my boss. Get over it or tareget everyone.[/quote]
    I think it is funny how Americans come to such different conclusions when both Bonds and Lance Armstrong have just as much evidence against them.[/quote]

    When did Lance admit to using steriods to a Grand Jury?[/quote]

    barry bonds never admitted to using steroids. he said that he “never knowingly took steroids.”[/quote]
    Anyone who doesn’t think Lance was a user hasn’t read up on it.[/quote]
    I know this isn’t uni-related, but is it time to have an educated discussion about Lance? I know he is “the most tested athlete in history” and he has never had any positive results that stick. But if you do a roll call of his closest rivals and some of his teammates who were the most help to him in the grueling mountain stages, there’s a different story…

    Jan Ullrich (2nd to Lance in tour 2000, 2001, 2003) – Retired in disgrace after being implicated in Operación Puerto.
    Ivan Basso – (3rd in 2004, 2nd in 2005) – serving 2 year suspension after admitting to “attempting to dope” (insert Bill Clinton joke here)

    Alexandre Vinokourov – (3rd, 2003) – Thrown out of this year’s tour after having A and B blood samples test positive for homologous transfusions

    Joseba Beloki – ( 2nd 2002, 3rd 2000-01) – also implicated in Operación Puerto. Currently without a team.

    Roberto Heras – (USPS teammate 2001 – 2003) – Climbing expert who helped in 2003 tour tested positive for EPO in 2005

    Floyd Landis – (USPS teammate 2002 – 2004) disputed winner of 2006 tour after testing positive for testosterone.

    The only people who finished on the podium with him from 1999 – 2005 who are not under suspicion are Andreas Kloden (2004 2nd), Alex Zuelle (1999 2nd) and Fernando Escartin (1999 3rd)[/quote]

    At this risk of incurring Paul’s wrath for non-uni related material, the fact that Lance beat a bunch of guys who doped doesn’t prove or even intimate he doped. If you’ll do some research you’ll find Lance revolutionized cycling. He was the first to focus purely on the TDF, the first to employ year round training, among the first to refine positioning and even uniform fabric to reduce wind resistance, and the first to bring his own personal chef to the Tour instead of eating local food. Plus, while Vinokourov, Kloden, and Ullrich argued about who was T-Mobile’s best hope, team Postal and Discovery showed up to ride for Armstrong in yellow. Period. Perhaps the other guys doped to try and cut into a gap that a great athlete created by hard work and creative obsession.

    Now, since this is a uniform site, this is one great cycling kit.

  • John Baranowski | August 6, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    back to jersey talk, guys….

    couple things i noticed during the steelers-saints hall of fame game:
    the saints aren’t wearing the Louisiana patch on their chest, i guess last year was a one year thing
    steelers 75th anniversary patch looks classy, but it seems a little big on some people
    #76 for the steelers had his numbers extremely far apart
    an odd green dot is on the center-stripe of many of the helmets 3/4 of the way up the back, no idea why
    the saints jerseys looked really thin, you could see shoulder pads through the jerseys much better than usual

    i wish i had a way to do screen caps, but i don’t. if anyone has a pic of any of the above, post ’em, it’d be much appreciated!

  • Luke | August 6, 2007 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”128865″]Actually, the Pittsburgh Penguins of the 90s had a pair of very fitting names….Mario Lemieux…le mieux mean “the best” in english…and Jaromir Jagr…if you rearrange the letters of Jaromir you get Mario Jr.[/quote][/quote]
    I believe it means “The Magnificent”
    We also had Ron Francis (Ronny Franchise)
    And the Mark Recchi, (the Recchin Ball) in the earlier 90s if that counts for anything.

  • John in Athens | August 6, 2007 at 12:20 am |

    Which is less uni-related: steroid talk or Nascar talk?

    At least we can all agree that Bonds and Armstrong are athletes.

    : )

  • Garfield | August 6, 2007 at 12:22 am |

    i don’t see the difference

  • felix | August 6, 2007 at 1:23 am |

    [quote comment=”128973″][quote comment=”128956″]As an aside, the verb Gagner in French means to win or to earn. If there was ever a professional athlete with a last name that ties into his profession and role, it’s him. A close second would be Tiger Woods, followed by Gary Player. Scott Player would be far down the list, as he is a punter.[/quote]

    i’ve always laughed about jamie walker, which is a terrible name for a pitcher. also cecil and prince fielder… neither is very handy with the leather.[/quote]

    My favorite has always been goalie Steve Passmore (CHI, EDM, LA).[/quote]

    Lest we forget about Bob Walk and Ted Power from the ’90s Pirates. Was always skeptical about a pitcher named Walk, but Power I’d say is a good name.

  • Kyle at IU | August 6, 2007 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”129068″]Which is less uni-related: steroid talk or Nascar talk?

    At least we can all agree that Bonds and Armstrong are athletes.

    : )[/quote]

    While a NASCAR stock car is not a “uniform” in a traditional sense, it can still be considered a uniform of sorts. The way a #23 Bulls jersey is equated to Michael Jordan is essentially the same as the way we equate the #24 DuPont car to Jeff Gordon.

    Now, in open-wheel car and motorcycle racing, where vehicles tend to look similar, the difference is in the teammates’ helmets. In that photo, Michael Schumacher is in the red helmet, and Rubens Barrichello is in the red, white, and blue helmet. You might ask how it’s possible to see this small difference at speed, but it is not that hard.

  • Nick | August 6, 2007 at 2:20 am |

    [quote comment=”128932″]What all of you have always wanted:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    HIDEOUS !!!!

    Maybe they can be next year’s ROYALS TATC jerseys.

  • Nick | August 6, 2007 at 2:25 am |

    [quote comment=”128957″]Somebody posted a link from the NFL shop showing New York Jets as Titans “throwback alternate” jerseys. It might be quite underwhelming.
    Superficial research suggests that the Titans did not have sleeve numbers. The Jets/Titans jerseys most likely will, per NFL regulations. Furthermore, the old Titans had a really cool, serif-y “old Cowboys style” font. The Jets/Titans jerseys, according to the site, will probably have plain varsity numbers that the Jets have, but in the right color.
    All in all, it probably will be a lackluster jersey, but as a steadfast Jets fan, I am considering buying a Jets/Titans replica. Not as a letter-perfect throwback, but as a replica alternate inspired by the old Titans.[/quote]

    You are right about the TITANS’ font, but I remember seeing sleeve numbers on some of the jerseys of that era.

    Maybe the TITANS not use TV sleeve numbers depending on the year. They wore the navy/gold for 4-5 years.

    I do know that for one year the AFL Chargers did not use TV sleeve numbers

  • Nick | August 6, 2007 at 2:29 am |

    [quote comment=”129065″]back to jersey talk, guys….

    couple things i noticed during the steelers-saints hall of fame game:
    the saints aren’t wearing the Louisiana patch on their chest, i guess last year was a one year thing
    steelers 75th anniversary patch looks classy, but it seems a little big on some people
    #76 for the steelers had his numbers extremely far apart
    an odd green dot is on the center-stripe of many of the helmets 3/4 of the way up the back, no idea why
    the saints jerseys looked really thin, you could see shoulder pads through the jerseys much better than usual

    i wish i had a way to do screen caps, but i don’t. if anyone has a pic of any of the above, post ’em, it’d be much appreciated![/quote]

    I half wonder if the Saints wore practice jerseys with TV sleeve numbers, as at some oints the numbers looked screened on, and the Saints have used sewn numbers since 1995.

    THE GREAT NEWS IS that they wore the GOLD PANTS, and not the black leotards that make them look like a 75 pound bantam ghetto team that plays its games under a bridge.

  • Robert | August 6, 2007 at 7:42 am |

    [quote comment=”129068″]Which is less uni-related: steroid talk or Nascar talk?

    At least we can all agree that Bonds and Armstrong are athletes.

    : )[/quote]

    I believe that there is a gentlemen’s (and ladies’) agreement on this site not to rip the sports that a person doesn’t like. If you don’t like NASCAR, that’s cool, but don’t feel the need to chime in about it. Likewise, others who don’t like soccer, hockey, baseball, football or whatever will simply remain silent when those sports are addressed. It’s a good, civil system.

  • Vincent | August 6, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”129067″][quote comment=”128865″]Actually, the Pittsburgh Penguins of the 90s had a pair of very fitting names….Mario Lemieux…le mieux mean “the best” in english…and Jaromir Jagr…if you rearrange the letters of Jaromir you get Mario Jr.[/quote][/quote]
    I believe it means “The Magnificent”
    We also had Ron Francis (Ronny Franchise)
    And the Mark Recchi, (the Recchin Ball) in the earlier 90s if that counts for anything.[/quote]
    Chris is right, “le mieux” means the best.
    “The Magnificent” is the english version of Le Magnifique, his nickname. :)

  • Bill | August 6, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    I wonder how Gagne will make his new era cap look destroyed now that he is wearing the new cap.

  • Andre Rousimoff | August 6, 2007 at 5:26 pm |

    No mention of Bobby Hébert in this thread?