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Saturday Open Thread

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The Indians honored Larry Doby, who broke the American League color barrier in 1947, by continuing to play horrible baseball and losing to the Yankees wearing his number 14 last night. In addition, Larry Doby Jr. threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

On a tangential note: Newly acquired utility infielder Chris Gomez had been wearing #14 with Baltimore before coming to Cleveland. When he arrived, the team joked that he could wear #14 for his first game, but that would be it. Gomez will now wear #27. —Vince

 

91 comments to Saturday Open Thread

  • Jeff B | August 11, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    I like that with the flag background. Also I was watching Sportcenter last night and when they talked about it my girlfriend asked why they wore 14 and who he was. She’d never heard of him, although she knew Jackie Robinson and his number. The night was a success.

  • Taha | August 11, 2007 at 9:48 am |

    Just curious, did the number 14 hold any significance to Larry Doby? Did he choose that number or was it assigned to him?

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 9:55 am |

    I’ve never heard of this Larry Doby. He really didn’t break any barriers.

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 10:04 am |

    Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, it should be left at that. What’s next, the first african american to steal a base night? or, “it was honour such and such night, this man was the first african american to fly out in centre field” or “pop out to second” or “use the infield fly out rule”.. come on. Was there a need to “honour” last night. Sorry if this is harsh, but it’s getting ridiculous.

  • John in Athens | August 11, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?

  • Todd | August 11, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    I think thats a bit harsh, what Larry Doby did was exactly the same as what Jackie Robinson did, so he was a couple months later than Jackie. He was the still the first in the American League.

  • jimborific | August 11, 2007 at 10:21 am |

    broker75 are you serious???…. that’s an assanine statement. thats like saying buzz aldrin never went to the moon cause niel armstrong beat him off the ship.Don’t bash history just because you dont know it. How about you “honor” these men by not posting any more ridiculous attempts to prove your ignorance. PS im not even playing the race card (im a middle class white guy)

  • Stuby | August 11, 2007 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”131310″]Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?[/quote]
    How about a ‘Pumpsie Green Night’ in Boston to honor the first black player for the Red Sox, who made his debut twelve years after Robinson and Doby.

    I agree that the breaking the American League color line is on par with the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut. However, I am sick and tired of the copy-cat nature of sports tributes.

  • Mike Engle | August 11, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”131317″][quote comment=”131310″]Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?[/quote]
    How about a ‘Pumpsie Green Night’ in Boston to honor the first black player for the Red Sox, who made his debut twelve years after Robinson and Doby.

    I agree that the breaking the American League color line is on par with the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut. However, I am sick and tired of the copy-cat nature of sports tributes.[/quote]
    Copycat!? No, the Indians have had this in the works for a long time. I heard that if the Indians would have had a home game on the 60th anniversary, then that would have been Larry Doby Day; the reason why it happened last night is because this is the Cleveland Indians’ Hall of Fame weekend.
    In my book, Doby Day is welcome, along with Jackie Robinson Day, any Buck O’Neill tribute, and any game in Negro League jerseys. The more lessons in baseball history given to the fans from the field, the better, especially when about the (relatively) unsung heroes of the game.

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”131316″]broker75 are you serious???…. that’s an assanine statement. thats like saying buzz aldrin never went to the moon cause niel armstrong beat him off the ship.Don’t bash history just because you dont know it. How about you “honor” these men by not posting any more ridiculous attempts to prove your ignorance. PS im not even playing the race card (im a middle class white guy)[/quote]
    I’m not bashing History. The “barrier” was broken already, Larry just followed. The tributes are getting overplayed is all I’m saying.

  • Kyle at IU | August 11, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Hm…there are a lot of cranky people around here this morning. SOMEONE GET THE COFFEE GOING!

    In 1947, the leagues were entirely separate except for the all-star game and the World Series. It is fairly similar to how the NFL and AFL were just before the merger. If you were a fan of one league, you had a passing interest in the other league. As such, the first black man in the AL is a very important thing.

    Can I say that it is really strange to see the Indians without nameplates? When I first glanced at the photo, I thought I was looking at the Red Sox…until I saw certain details on the uni, of course.

  • TD | August 11, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    Considering the era and how the American and National Leagues were thoroughly separate entities in 1947, it’s perfectly fitting that Larry Doby be held in the same esteem as Jackie. He went through exactly the same circumstances before an entirely different set of cities (Giants and Dodgers fans didn’t go to Yankees games; Cubs fans didn’t go to White Sox games; Braves fans didn’t go to Red Sox games; Cardinals fans were unsure the Browns existed).

    Complaining about the copycat nature of the tribute is a now problem in an era where we try to tribute anything. The tribute to Doby, if anything, makes an attempt to correct an collective oversight that never should have been allowed to happen in the first place.

  • Stuby | August 11, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”131322″][quote comment=”131317″][quote comment=”131310″]Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?[/quote]
    How about a ‘Pumpsie Green Night’ in Boston to honor the first black player for the Red Sox, who made his debut twelve years after Robinson and Doby.

    I agree that the breaking the American League color line is on par with the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut. However, I am sick and tired of the copy-cat nature of sports tributes.[/quote]
    Copycat!? No, the Indians have had this in the works for a long time. I heard that if the Indians would have had a home game on the 60th anniversary, then that would have been Larry Doby Day; the reason why it happened last night is because this is the Cleveland Indians’ Hall of Fame weekend.
    In my book, Doby Day is welcome, along with Jackie Robinson Day, any Buck O’Neill tribute, and any game in Negro League jerseys. The more lessons in baseball history given to the fans from the field, the better, especially when about the (relatively) unsung heroes of the game.[/quote]
    Copycat in the sense that the entire Dodger team already wore #42 for Robinson and Hockey teams are all the time parading out in an honoree’s number for the pregame skate.

    Its like every (seemingly) college basketball team naming their court after someone (i.e. Cremins Court at Georgia Tech – I mean, really?). Overdone.

    The honor itself for Doby is well deserved and justified. I just value originality.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | August 11, 2007 at 11:09 am |

    Frm yesterday:

    [quote comment=”130848″][quote comment=”130839″][quote comment=”130813″]That arrow in the fed FedEx logo is crazy. I was looking at it and was like where the hell is that arrow, and now I’m amazed.[/quote]
    I still can’t see it. Do you gotta squint?…[/quote]

    I still remember when I was first shown the arrow. It was something you never notice, but when someone points it out, it’s all you see. It also seems like they intended it to be there and it’s not just a coincidence. This would mean it could quite possibly be the most unsuccessful marketing gimic ever.[/quote]

    I found it very disturbing that I had not noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo prior to its mention a couple of months ago because I am so very detail oriented when it comes to logos and am always pointing cool things to friends that they never noticed. So distrubed in fact, that I thought about WHY I had never noticed it. Unlike the McLane Distributing logo which effectively illustrates in and outward distributing, the FEdEx logo is simply a font (wordmark,yes – but just letters, no other elements). So, I dismissed it – never looking at it and alalyzing what might be there. Hope that provides some solice to those of you out there who appreciate logos, critique them, and never noticed the FedEx arrow.

    However, FedEx could do some kind of flash based movement of the arrow falling into place (or similartreatment on a commercial) to educate the mass public if they wanted to point it out.

  • Av Doomchin | August 11, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    I’m sure someone has noted this on here before, but have you guys noticed that Phil Hughes has been pitching with the older model of the new era hat (Grey under brim)

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | August 11, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”131327″]Frm yesterday:

    [quote comment=”130848″][quote comment=”130839″][quote comment=”130813″]That arrow in the fed FedEx logo is crazy. I was looking at it and was like where the hell is that arrow, and now I’m amazed.[/quote]
    I still can’t see it. Do you gotta squint?…[/quote]

    I still remember when I was first shown the arrow. It was something you never notice, but when someone points it out, it’s all you see. It also seems like they intended it to be there and it’s not just a coincidence. This would mean it could quite possibly be the most unsuccessful marketing gimic ever.[/quote]

    I found it very disturbing that I had not noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo prior to its mention a couple of months ago because I am so very detail oriented when it comes to logos and am always pointing cool things to friends that they never noticed. So distrubed in fact, that I thought about WHY I had never noticed it. Unlike the McLane Distributing logo which effectively illustrates in and outward distributing, the FEdEx logo is simply a font (wordmark,yes – but just letters, no other elements). So, I dismissed it – never looking at it and alalyzing what might be there. Hope that provides some solice to those of you out there who appreciate logos, critique them, and never noticed the FedEx arrow.

    However, FedEx could do some kind of flash based movement of the arrow falling into place (or similartreatment on a commercial) to educate the mass public if they wanted to point it out.[/quote]

    Just got to the Goodwill logo in yesterday’s comments… my theory no longer holds water. I am shattered!

  • Dom | August 11, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    Beckham didnt know what to wear for the first pitch, so he wore everything.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Jeff | August 11, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”131327″]Frm yesterday:

    [quote comment=”130848″][quote comment=”130839″][quote comment=”130813″]That arrow in the fed FedEx logo is crazy. I was looking at it and was like where the hell is that arrow, and now I’m amazed.[/quote]
    I still can’t see it. Do you gotta squint?…[/quote]

    I still remember when I was first shown the arrow. It was something you never notice, but when someone points it out, it’s all you see. It also seems like they intended it to be there and it’s not just a coincidence. This would mean it could quite possibly be the most unsuccessful marketing gimic ever.[/quote]

    I found it very disturbing that I had not noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo prior to its mention a couple of months ago because I am so very detail oriented when it comes to logos and am always pointing cool things to friends that they never noticed. So distrubed in fact, that I thought about WHY I had never noticed it. Unlike the McLane Distributing logo which effectively illustrates in and outward distributing, the FEdEx logo is simply a font (wordmark,yes – but just letters, no other elements). So, I dismissed it – never looking at it and alalyzing what might be there. Hope that provides some solice to those of you out there who appreciate logos, critique them, and never noticed the FedEx arrow.

    However, FedEx could do some kind of flash based movement of the arrow falling into place (or similartreatment on a commercial) to educate the mass public if they wanted to point it out.[/quote]

    I agree…since the FedEx word mark is not altered in any way, it’s easy to miss the arrow. By contrast, the “T” in the Big 10 wordmark (mentioned yesterday) has been altered and looks different from the rest of the letters. Thus, it draws your eye to it and makes it easier to see the “11” in the word.

  • Jeff | August 11, 2007 at 11:34 am |

    One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 11:40 am |

    This definitely needs to make a comeback.

  • Scott | August 11, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    Guys, Guys, Guys…I guess that we’ll all just have to agree to disagree…

  • Jeff | August 11, 2007 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]

    Beyond the letter “C”, no I don’t

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 11:48 am |

    Check out the inconsistency in this pic, we got numbers in the front, sleeve patch on one, and they have the halfway around the elbow stripes, maybe that’s where the Panthers got their idea…hm.

  • Broker75 | August 11, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”131339″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]

    Beyond the letter “C”, no I don’t[/quote]
    Sorry, I meant this old logo.

  • Adam | August 11, 2007 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.

  • Jeff | August 11, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.

  • Adam | August 11, 2007 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”131343″][quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.[/quote]

    Bah. That isn’t a C. It’s a blue blob. It’s stilla good logo, but not because of a huge blobby C. A great logo? the Hartford Whalers.
    Look in the while space between the W and the whale-tail and…BEHOLD! There’s an H!

  • Dave B | August 11, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    This is what I get for being too young to see such great logos when they were in their prime. I have always loved the Canucks’ “Stick-in-the-rink” logo and the Whalers’ “W-with-a-tail” logo, but I never noticed the C nor the H in the respective logos.
    And since we’re now talking about the Whalers and logos, I think we need to mention this thing of beauty.
    And this may be just looking into things a liiiiitle to much, but maybe there’s a W in the tail of the jet in the original Winnipeg Jets logo(s)?

  • Jon in SLC | August 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”131337″]This definitely needs to make a comeback.[/quote]

    I agree. I’m not a fan of the stick and rink logo. But I LOVE the skate logo. To me, this is what I picture when I think of the Canucks,

  • Jon in SLC | August 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”131345″][quote comment=”131343″][quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.[/quote]

    Bah. That isn’t a C. It’s a blue blob. It’s stilla good logo, but not because of a huge blobby C. A great logo? the Hartford Whalers.
    Look in the while space between the W and the whale-tail and…BEHOLD! There’s an H![/quote]

    I also have to say that the Whalers logo was perfect. If they actually made a Hartford jersey, I’d buy one in a second!

  • DRob | August 11, 2007 at 12:35 pm |

    This may have been shown already, so apologies in advance (the press release is dated July 17).
    Here is the logo for the 08 NBA All Star game, to be held in New Orleans.
    I like it. It incorporates the Hornets’ colors (purple, teal and gold) plus the wrought iron found in the French Quarter.

  • stan aka the took | August 11, 2007 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”131308″]I’ve never heard of this Larry Doby. He really didn’t break any barriers.[/quote]

    if you liked baseball history and were a baseball fan you have surely heard of larry dobby. and your other comment is not only stupid but borders on ignorance.

  • Valjean | August 11, 2007 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”131348″][quote comment=”131345″][quote comment=”131343″][quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.[/quote]

    Bah. That isn’t a C. It’s a blue blob. It’s stilla good logo, but not because of a huge blobby C. A great logo? the Hartford Whalers.
    Look in the while space between the W and the whale-tail and…BEHOLD! There’s an H![/quote]

    I also have to say that the Whalers logo was perfect. If they actually made a Hartford jersey, I’d buy one in a second![/quote]

    While we’re on seeing the unseen: I’ve long heard there’s a “68” hidden (somewhere) in the Montreal Expos logo. Wiki helpfullly describes stylized M’s, E’s and B’s, but nothing else — anything else there?

  • Dave S. | August 11, 2007 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”131348″][quote comment=”131345″][quote comment=”131343″][quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.[/quote]

    Bah. That isn’t a C. It’s a blue blob. It’s stilla good logo, but not because of a huge blobby C. A great logo? the Hartford Whalers.
    Look in the while space between the W and the whale-tail and…BEHOLD! There’s an H![/quote]

    I also have to say that the Whalers logo was perfect. If they actually made a Hartford jersey, I’d buy one in a second![/quote]

    Here you go…

  • Dave | August 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm |

    The Whalers used the same logo for their Binghamton farm team, turning it 90 degrees.

    And that other Canucks logo was supposed to look like a skate running over a pizza, much like the roadkill that team often was.

    As far as Larry Doby Night, I see nothing wrong at all with Cleveland recognizing him on a regular basis. They aren’t forcing it on any other city.

  • Joshua Exline | August 11, 2007 at 2:48 pm |

    Trolls are out in force today i see…

  • Adam | August 11, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”131356″]The Whalers used the same logo for their Binghamton farm team, turning it 90 degrees.
    [/quote]

    So for them I guess in the negative space there’s an… I. What could it mean?

  • Mr. Met | August 11, 2007 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”131323″][quote comment=”131316″]broker75 are you serious???…. that’s an assanine statement. thats like saying buzz aldrin never went to the moon cause niel armstrong beat him off the ship.Don’t bash history just because you dont know it. How about you “honor” these men by not posting any more ridiculous attempts to prove your ignorance. PS im not even playing the race card (im a middle class white guy)[/quote]
    I’m not bashing History. The “barrier” was broken already, Larry just followed. The tributes are getting overplayed is all I’m saying.[/quote]

    Are you really this stupid or just trying to be a jack ass? Doby had to endure the same racism that Robinson went through. In most of the cities he played in Doby was the first African American to play for in a major league game. and 60 years ago those stands were filled with morons like Broker 75.

  • DW in Tampa Bay | August 11, 2007 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”131332″]Beckham didnt know what to wear for the first pitch, so he wore everything.

    http://sportsillustr...

    After seeing that photo gallery, i see why Becks wears long-sleeved jerseys.

  • JP | August 11, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    Tulane is now a Nike school and unveiled their football jerseys today. No Nike craziness, just a classic look:

    Full Photo

  • Andrew | August 11, 2007 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]

    In a similar vein, I never knew the Milwaukee Brewers’ old ball-in-glove logo was also an “M” on top of a “B” until it was pointed out to me.

  • JJD | August 11, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    The University of Washington had their Picture Day today, and the big news is they are returning the names to the back of their jerseys. Now USC will be the only Pac-10 to go nameless on their jerseys.

  • Elliott Pollack | August 11, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    Paul,
    Not sure why but I’m trying to post something and it’s not going up. I’m giving this one a shot.

  • Elliott Pollack | August 11, 2007 at 5:36 pm |

    Paul, this whole hidden letters comment is too good to not make an Page 2 story. Someone help me start a first draft list:

    Brewers ball-in-mitt MB
    Whalers H (and this, their farm team Binghamton Whalers’ B)

    Canucks C (classic and current

    Canucks Ice Skate

    And of course, the FedEx arrow

    And many, many more I presume. Help?

  • df | August 11, 2007 at 6:45 pm |

    RED SOX SUCK BALLS

  • Derek G | August 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”131326″][quote comment=”131322″][quote comment=”131317″][quote comment=”131310″]Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?[/quote]
    How about a ‘Pumpsie Green Night’ in Boston to honor the first black player for the Red Sox, who made his debut twelve years after Robinson and Doby.

    I agree that the breaking the American League color line is on par with the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut. However, I am sick and tired of the copy-cat nature of sports tributes.[/quote]
    Copycat!? No, the Indians have had this in the works for a long time. I heard that if the Indians would have had a home game on the 60th anniversary, then that would have been Larry Doby Day; the reason why it happened last night is because this is the Cleveland Indians’ Hall of Fame weekend.
    In my book, Doby Day is welcome, along with Jackie Robinson Day, any Buck O’Neill tribute, and any game in Negro League jerseys. The more lessons in baseball history given to the fans from the field, the better, especially when about the (relatively) unsung heroes of the game.[/quote]
    Copycat in the sense that the entire Dodger team already wore #42 for Robinson and Hockey teams are all the time parading out in an honoree’s number for the pregame skate.

    Its like every (seemingly) college basketball team naming their court after someone (i.e. Cremins Court at Georgia Tech – I mean, really?). Overdone.

    The honor itself for Doby is well deserved and justified. I just value originality.[/quote]

    So I suppose teams that retire their former players’ jersey numbers shouldn’t do that too, only the first team that started doing that? come on, the guy gets a one-game tribute and you’re bitching that they should find some other way to celebrate him

  • derek | August 11, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?

  • Frank | August 11, 2007 at 7:27 pm |

    I’m not bashing History. The “barrier” was broken already, Larry just followed. The tributes are getting overplayed is all I’m saying.

    Are you really this stupid or just trying to be a jack ass? Doby had to endure the same racism that Robinson went through. In most of the cities he played in Doby was the first African American to play for in a major league game.

    Granted the situation back then was different. The AL and NL were definately more distinct back then than now, and for that reason I would say the honor last night was legitmate. Moreso than, lets say, a hypothetical tribute on the 50th anniversary of a All-Star Game with an black MYP. I’ll say I’m glad I now have a name to the person who broke the barrier in the AL.

    But, possible grouchy attitude aside, I don’t think brooker was way out of base here. Not enough to warrant this much heat. This past spring we had an exhibition Civil Rights match in Memphis. Okay I suppose, but with all due respect how is what that match is suppose to honor all that different than a Jackie Robinson salute night? And not that it means the game is therefore illegit but the uniforms “dedication to the Negro leagues” certainly were questioned here.

    And while I believe the tribute last night was sincere it was the first time it was this well publicized. Also, following in the footsteps of the “everyone wear ’42′” deal that went on with this latest round of tributes to Jackie Robinson and I could see where someone saw last night’s deal and legitimately say “Wait, this seems to be a little bit of a coattail tribute if you ask me”.

    If nothing else, given the remarks being within decent conversation, I don’t think simply having the opinon that booker had put someones on the same level as an obivious troll.

  • stan aka the took | August 11, 2007 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”131402″]I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?[/quote]

    why would the yankees ever destroy their jersey like that? the worst type of people are the ones who buy the jerseys with then last names on the back.

  • Brian Erni | August 11, 2007 at 7:47 pm |

    Lastings Milledge in BEAUTIFUL blue stirrups tonight to go along with the blue pinstripes. amazing!

  • JP | August 11, 2007 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”131412″]Lastings Milledge in BEAUTIFUL blue stirrups tonight to go along with the blue pinstripes. amazing![/quote]

    Screen cap of the Sharp ‘Edge

  • DRob | August 11, 2007 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”131382″]Tulane is now a Nike school and unveiled their football jerseys today. No Nike craziness, just a classic look:

    Full Photo[/quote]
    Very nice – here’s hoping for a better season than the past couple.
    Go Green Wave!

  • allenjd | August 11, 2007 at 8:20 pm |

    Found a photo of the BC football uniform. I liked the multi-color trim on the numbers of the old design Unfortunate to see it change.

  • ja | August 11, 2007 at 8:23 pm |

    lastings totally stepping up after jose cruz, jr’s departure from the scene…still needs to show a little more sanny for my own taste, but better than those stumpy, little juan pierre stirrups.

  • ja | August 11, 2007 at 8:25 pm |

    looking more closely at lastings now, he may be wearing them backwards…opinions?

  • Graf Zeppelin | August 11, 2007 at 8:26 pm |

    Paul’s going to plotz when he sees Milledge in blue stirrups.

    And with the proper home uniform to boot.

    Wonderful.

  • derek | August 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”131411″][quote comment=”131402″]I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?[/quote]

    why would the yankees ever destroy their jersey like that? the worst type of people are the ones who buy the jerseys with then last names on the back.[/quote]
    Thats true, i agree, i hate people that buy yankee’s jerseys with names on the back.

  • Stuby | August 11, 2007 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”131401″][quote comment=”131326″][quote comment=”131322″][quote comment=”131317″][quote comment=”131310″]Larry Doby was the first black major leaguer to play in American League cities and stadiums.

    While Jackie Robinson was the first black major leaguer in Major League Baseball, he took the field in only half of the major league stadiums in America. Larry Doby’s path had not yet been cleared and so he faced the same hostilities that Jackie Robinson faced.

    That said, I think Major League Baseball should hold a “White Guilt” night and get it over with. The fact that there had to be a celebration for these great players is an embarrassment for the country and Major League Baseball and should serve to discredit any claims of an existence of a “Good Old Days” or “Greatest Generation.”

    We know the names of those who broke through, how about a list of folks who stood in their way in the first place?[/quote]
    How about a ‘Pumpsie Green Night’ in Boston to honor the first black player for the Red Sox, who made his debut twelve years after Robinson and Doby.

    I agree that the breaking the American League color line is on par with the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut. However, I am sick and tired of the copy-cat nature of sports tributes.[/quote]
    Copycat!? No, the Indians have had this in the works for a long time. I heard that if the Indians would have had a home game on the 60th anniversary, then that would have been Larry Doby Day; the reason why it happened last night is because this is the Cleveland Indians’ Hall of Fame weekend.
    In my book, Doby Day is welcome, along with Jackie Robinson Day, any Buck O’Neill tribute, and any game in Negro League jerseys. The more lessons in baseball history given to the fans from the field, the better, especially when about the (relatively) unsung heroes of the game.[/quote]
    Copycat in the sense that the entire Dodger team already wore #42 for Robinson and Hockey teams are all the time parading out in an honoree’s number for the pregame skate.

    Its like every (seemingly) college basketball team naming their court after someone (i.e. Cremins Court at Georgia Tech – I mean, really?). Overdone.

    The honor itself for Doby is well deserved and justified. I just value originality.[/quote]

    So I suppose teams that retire their former players’ jersey numbers shouldn’t do that too, only the first team that started doing that? come on, the guy gets a one-game tribute and you’re bitching that they should find some other way to celebrate him[/quote]
    I just don’t think it took a whole lot of thought to put that particular part of the tribute together.

    And retiring numbers has been a standard practice since the Yankees retired Lou Gehrig’s #4, but face it, some teams go way overboard there too.

  • Dave | August 11, 2007 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”131346″]This is what I get for being too young to see such great logos when they were in their prime. I have always loved the Canucks’ “Stick-in-the-rink” logo and the Whalers’ “W-with-a-tail” logo, but I never noticed the C nor the H in the respective logos.
    And since we’re now talking about the Whalers and logos, I think we need to mention this thing of beauty.
    And this may be just looking into things a liiiiitle to much, but maybe there’s a W in the tail of the jet in the original Winnipeg Jets logo(s)?[/quote]

    That was Puckie the Whale. The entrance to the old Whalers gift shop was a cut out of him. They wore it on their shoulder until the last few seasons. And featured him on pennants and t-shirts.

  • Tom C. | August 11, 2007 at 8:59 pm |

    I’m not normally a nike-hater, but the LLWS helmets with just the Nike logo are a bit extreme.

    my wife doesn’t think the kids should be put under this spotlight anyway.

  • ja | August 11, 2007 at 9:07 pm |

    ok lastings def has the stirrups on backwards. ‘a’ for effort, though…

  • Jon in SLC | August 11, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”131354″][quote comment=”131348″][quote comment=”131345″][quote comment=”131343″][quote comment=”131342″][quote comment=”131335″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]
    That being said, do you remember what their old logo created?[/quote]
    I still don’t see the C. Unless it’s a huge obnoxiously thick C.[/quote]

    You’re right, it’s very thick. It’s kind of a block “C” with the stick forming the open part.[/quote]

    Bah. That isn’t a C. It’s a blue blob. It’s stilla good logo, but not because of a huge blobby C. A great logo? the Hartford Whalers.
    Look in the while space between the W and the whale-tail and…BEHOLD! There’s an H![/quote]

    I also have to say that the Whalers logo was perfect. If they actually made a Hartford jersey, I’d buy one in a second![/quote]

    Here you go…[/quote]

    Awesome! I’m all over it. Thanks.

  • Dan | August 11, 2007 at 9:55 pm |

    I didn’t realise how bad the pants piping on the Vikings was until I saw this. It wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t use purple leggings. I personally think the purple pants is much better than this.

  • chance | August 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”131402″]I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?[/quote]
    No, and nor should they.

    Ever.

  • chance | August 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”131427″]
    And retiring numbers has been a standard practice since the Yankees retired Lou Gehrig’s #4, but face it, some teams go way overboard there too.[/quote]

    Sure do.

    The Yankees are one of those clubs.

  • Mike Engle | August 12, 2007 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”131442″][quote comment=”131427″]
    And retiring numbers has been a standard practice since the Yankees retired Lou Gehrig’s #4, but face it, some teams go way overboard there too.[/quote]

    Sure do.

    The Yankees are one of those clubs.[/quote]
    The Celtics. End of discussion. Way too overboard with their retired numbers. They retire #1 and #2 for people who never played? Something tells me George Steinbrenner will not have a retired number just for being the owner of the Yankees. (For the record, for the same reason, I don’t care for the Trail Blazers’ retiring #77 for Dr. Jack Ramsey and the championship team. I guess the Islanders’ retiring of 739–for Al Arbour–is acceptable, as 739 is an illegal jersey number anyway.)

  • JM Rempt | August 12, 2007 at 12:33 am |

    [quote comment=”131386″][quote comment=”131334″]One thing I always felt dumb about not noticing was the old Vancouver Canucks “stick-in-the-rink” logo. I could obviously see the hockey stick and the rink, but until someone pointed it out to me, I never noticed it made a “C” as well. I guess it was a case of focusing on the details and missing the big picture.[/quote]

    In a similar vein, I never knew the Milwaukee Brewers’ old ball-in-glove logo was also an “M” on top of a “B” until it was pointed out to me.[/quote]

    Don’t feel bad, I must’ve seen that thing a thousand times before I noticed that.

  • Jeff | August 12, 2007 at 12:36 am |

    Man, that Browns-Chiefs pre-season uni match-up looked pretty sweet.

    Stripes Galore.

  • Mike Engle | August 12, 2007 at 12:37 am |

    [quote comment=”131466″]Man, that Browns-Chiefs pre-season uni match-up looked pretty sweet.

    Stripes Galore.[/quote]
    Patch alert! An AFL patch on the Chiefs!? Any particular reason why?

  • BurghFan | August 12, 2007 at 1:35 am |

    Patch alert! An AFL patch on the Chiefs!? Any particular reason why?

    Probably in memory of Lamar Hunt.

  • possum | August 12, 2007 at 1:40 am |

    Lamar Hunt indeed.

  • Dave B | August 12, 2007 at 2:21 am |

    [quote comment=”131402″]I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?[/quote]

    What kind of Yankees fan, especially a “huge” one, would ever consider putting names on the backs of Yankee jerseys?!?
    As a Yankee fan, you make me sick.

  • Nick | August 12, 2007 at 2:28 am |

    [quote comment=”131382″]Tulane is now a Nike school and unveiled their football jerseys today. No Nike craziness, just a classic look:

    Full Photo[/quote]

    PRETTY GOOD

    I am a long time Tulane fan and season ticket holder and we were hoping for some time to be free of the Nike/Broncos style of recent yeas.

    Now they should get rid of the dark green helmet and return to a white helmet. Tulane plays in he Superdome and the indoor lighting makes the dark helmet and jerseys look like dark empty spaces running down the field.

  • Joe from WV | August 12, 2007 at 2:30 am |

    [quote comment=”131465″][quote comment=”131386″][quote comment=”131334″]

    In a similar vein, I never knew the Milwaukee Brewers’ old ball-in-glove logo was also an “M” on top of a “B” until it was pointed out to me.[/quote]

    Don’t feel bad, I must’ve seen that thing a thousand times before I noticed that.[/quote]

    It was the other way around for me…

  • Tom | August 12, 2007 at 2:38 am |

    I’m a little late here regarding the “hidden” letters, but the Whalers had a minor league team in Binghamton and simply turned the logo sideways.

  • chris | August 12, 2007 at 2:40 am |

    I cant believe the responses some people have to Larry Doby. Doby is just as important as Jackie Robinson. He was only a couple months behind and broke the color barrier in the AL. You have to keep in mind baseball at that time period. The AL and NL were so much more seperate than they are now. Any place Doby went the crowds were seeing a black player in the majors for the first time.

    His feat should not be minimized

  • Buckeye Mike | August 12, 2007 at 3:30 am |

    Hey guys,
    I know it’s late, it’s really late back east, but I saw something I loved! I was watching TV tonight, and saw the new LT Nike Zoom Commercail. I know someone else out there has seen this one. It shows LT in the new Chargers uni, and shows some good angles of it. But the point is, the NIKE guys LEFT all the RBK logo’s on the unis, so even though they were promoting their shoes, they were throwing free support out there for their biggest rivals!!!! Loved it, someone grab that!

    here is a video ofit and I know someone can get it

  • MSUtigers | August 12, 2007 at 4:04 am |

    [quote comment=”131382″]Tulane is now a Nike school and unveiled their football jerseys today. No Nike craziness, just a classic look:

    Full Photo[/quote]

    This is one of the better NCAA football unis. I’ve always liked their color scheme. The stripe down the pants are great. Keep it simple stupid!

  • Brendan | August 12, 2007 at 5:20 am |

    [quote comment=”131463″][quote comment=”131442″][quote comment=”131427″]
    And retiring numbers has been a standard practice since the Yankees retired Lou Gehrig’s #4, but face it, some teams go way overboard there too.[/quote]

    Sure do.

    The Yankees are one of those clubs.[/quote]
    The Celtics. End of discussion. Way too overboard with their retired numbers. They retire #1 and #2 for people who never played? Something tells me George Steinbrenner will not have a retired number just for being the owner of the Yankees. (For the record, for the same reason, I don’t care for the Trail Blazers’ retiring #77 for Dr. Jack Ramsey and the championship team. I guess the Islanders’ retiring of 739–for Al Arbour–is acceptable, as 739 is an illegal jersey number anyway.)[/quote]

    Retiring numbers is a little too far for an owner, I prefer what the A’s did for Walter Haas: They retired an “honorary jersey” with “A’s” instead of a number. Ironically, it was Haas who returned the team’s name from A’s to Athletics after he bought the team from Chuck Finley…

  • Brendan | August 12, 2007 at 5:29 am |

    [quote comment=”131496″]Hey guys,
    I know it’s late, it’s really late back east, but I saw something I loved! I was watching TV tonight, and saw the new LT Nike Zoom Commercail. I know someone else out there has seen this one. It shows LT in the new Chargers uni, and shows some good angles of it. But the point is, the NIKE guys LEFT all the RBK logo’s on the unis, so even though they were promoting their shoes, they were throwing free support out there for their biggest rivals!!!! Loved it, someone grab that!

    here is a video ofit and I know someone can get it[/quote]

    I don’t think Nike had much of a choice. They either had to have the player/actors wear Reebok uniforms or generic Nike uniforms. I think they went with the Reebok uniforms for a few reasons: They are trying to showcase that the shoes are being worn by pro athletes in-game; you can’t exactly see the faces of players in football gear (hence showcasing #21 in a Chargers uni is so valuble); and if someone wants a Chargers jersey or helmet, Nike can’t do much for them anyway.

    Remember that Nike didn’t make the jersey for every (or possibly any) in-game shot of Michael Jordan in his commercials, either.

  • JM Rempt | August 12, 2007 at 6:05 am |

    [quote comment=”131507″][quote comment=”131463″][quote comment=”131442″][quote comment=”131427″]
    And retiring numbers has been a standard practice since the Yankees retired Lou Gehrig’s #4, but face it, some teams go way overboard there too.[/quote]

    Sure do.

    The Yankees are one of those clubs.[/quote]
    The Celtics. End of discussion. Way too overboard with their retired numbers. They retire #1 and #2 for people who never played? Something tells me George Steinbrenner will not have a retired number just for being the owner of the Yankees. (For the record, for the same reason, I don’t care for the Trail Blazers’ retiring #77 for Dr. Jack Ramsey and the championship team. I guess the Islanders’ retiring of 739–for Al Arbour–is acceptable, as 739 is an illegal jersey number anyway.)[/quote]

    Retiring numbers is a little too far for an owner, I prefer what the A’s did for Walter Haas: They retired an “honorary jersey” with “A’s” instead of a number. Ironically, it was Haas who returned the team’s name from A’s to Athletics after he bought the team from Chuck Finley…[/quote]

    HA! For a second, I was wondering when the former Angels pitcher bought the A’s. It’s not often I see Ol’ Chuck’s name without the O. middle initial.

  • mike | August 12, 2007 at 6:33 am |

    damn fine tulane jerseys, damn fine

  • JM Rempt | August 12, 2007 at 7:33 am |

    [quote comment=”131388″]The University of Washington had their Picture Day today, and the big news is they are returning the names to the back of their jerseys. Now USC will be the only Pac-10 to go nameless on their jerseys.[/quote]

    just one more reason they will continue to dominate the conference: jersey karma.

  • Al | August 12, 2007 at 10:22 am |

    I have to admit, I had NO IDEA who Larry Doby was. We were getting a number of people wanting to personalize an Indians Jerseys with the # 14 on them the last few weeks at our web store http://www.teamdepot... not knowing the reason. Then I turned on the Yankee game and a light bulb went off. The cool thing I heard on the radio was that one of they guys that gave Larry Doby and Jackie Robinson grief by wanting them boycotted from the league, later was Larry Dobys grandsons college base ball coach. His grandson was on the Radio and told the story and told how he LOVED playing for him and how people do change.

    Talk about IRONIC!!

  • Buckeye Mike | August 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”131508″][quote comment=”131496″]Hey guys,
    I know it’s late, it’s really late back east, but I saw something I loved! I was watching TV tonight, and saw the new LT Nike Zoom Commercail. I know someone else out there has seen this one. It shows LT in the new Chargers uni, and shows some good angles of it. But the point is, the NIKE guys LEFT all the RBK logo’s on the unis, so even though they were promoting their shoes, they were throwing free support out there for their biggest rivals!!!! Loved it, someone grab that!

    here is a video of it and I know someone can get it[/quote]

    I don’t think Nike had much of a choice. They either had to have the player/actors wear Reebok uniforms or generic Nike uniforms. I think they went with the Reebok uniforms for a few reasons: They are trying to showcase that the shoes are being worn by pro athletes in-game; you can’t exactly see the faces of players in football gear (hence showcasing #21 in a Chargers uni is so valuble); and if someone wants a Chargers jersey or helmet, Nike can’t do much for them anyway.

    Remember that Nike didn’t make the jersey for every (or possibly any) in-game shot of Michael Jordan in his commercials, either.[/quote]

    that’s my point, they should have done something, like not show the RBK logo. I’m not saying there dumb for not putting the actors in generic unis, I’m saying they could have done better to not show the RBK logo, like slowing down the footage when LT spins and you can clearly see the logo right there on the shoulder.

  • Aaron Scholder | August 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”131540″]I have to admit, I had NO IDEA who Larry Doby was. We were getting a number of people wanting to personalize an Indians Jerseys with the # 14 on them the last few weeks at our web store http://www.teamdepot... not knowing the reason. Then I turned on the Yankee game and a light bulb went off. The cool thing I heard on the radio was that one of they guys that gave Larry Doby and Jackie Robinson grief by wanting them boycotted from the league, later was Larry Dobys grandsons college base ball coach. His grandson was on the Radio and told the story and told how he LOVED playing for him and how people do change.

    Talk about IRONIC!![/quote]
    You work at teamdepot.com? I’ve been looking at your website for a couple of weeks now thinking about whether or not your site is a good NHL jersey customization site. Do you think you can send me a picture of a customized New York Rangers jersey just so I can make sure? Heres my email: NYR957@aol.com

  • Aaron Scholder | August 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm |

    This is an interesting eBay auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • JP | August 12, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”131480″]
    [Tulane Looks] PRETTY GOOD
    I am a long time Tulane fan and season ticket holder and we were hoping for some time to be free of the Nike/Broncos style of recent yeas.

    Now they should get rid of the dark green helmet and return to a white helmet. Tulane plays in he Superdome and the indoor lighting makes the dark helmet and jerseys look like dark empty spaces running down the field.[/quote]

    I’m disappointed that Tulane does not have a consistent athletic image. (Some teams use the T-Wave logo as the primary, some the “Tulane” wordmark as the primary; their fonts vary between block serif and san serif).

    The Men’s Basketball road uniforms were awful last season: Black on Black, when Black isn’t one of their colors? They are awful.

    Have you seen that the Tulane gift shop has some retro Angry Wave t-shirts?

  • acc (the brain) | August 16, 2007 at 4:06 am |

    [quote comment=”131323″][quote comment=”131316″]broker75 are you serious???…. that’s an assanine statement. thats like saying buzz aldrin never went to the moon cause niel armstrong beat him off the ship.Don’t bash history just because you dont know it. How about you “honor” these men by not posting any more ridiculous attempts to prove your ignorance. PS im not even playing the race card (im a middle class white guy)[/quote]
    I’m not bashing History. The “barrier” was broken already, Larry just followed. The tributes are getting overplayed is all I’m saying.[/quote]

    The state where I live doesn’t celebrate Doby Day. If the sports world didn’t mention his accomplishments, wouldn’t he be forgotten?

  • acc (the brain) | August 16, 2007 at 4:12 am |

    [quote comment=”131478″][quote comment=”131402″]I am a huge yankees fan and i would like to see them put names on the backs of their jerseys, anyone think that will ever happen?[/quote]

    What kind of Yankees fan, especially a “huge” one, would ever consider putting names on the backs of Yankee jerseys?!?
    As a Yankee fan, you make me sick.[/quote]

    As a human being, YOU make me sick.