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Man Of Many, Many Hats

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By Vince Grzegorek

As a fan, you might wear a ballcap when you go out to watch your favorite team. But for reasons of logic and convenience, you only bring one hat to the game — right?

Well, there is one man who fails to see that logic, and who appears to be undaunted by inconvenience. As pointed out in the comments section a couple of days ago, it looks like there’s a guy who sits in the first row at Jacobs Field and seems to change his hat during every inning of every Indians game. That would be Tom O’Toole, a 40-year season ticket holder who sits in perfect view of the camera every time there’s a close-up shot of a left-handed batter.

O’Toole began his headgear ritual in 1994, when the Indians moved from old Municipal Stadium to the new ballpark. He figured that he was on camera so much that he might as well have fun with it, neon-style. So he came up with the routine of changing his cap after each inning, meaning that he wears nine different lids during every game. Same rotation of colors, same innings, every single time. They even have a sticker on the underbrim denoting their designated times.

There’s a fantastic article on O’Toole and his bizarre and endearing hat routine in here, including the following highlights: He goes back to the first inning hat if the game goes extra innings; he only wears hats at the game, never anywhere else; he only makes it to about 20 games a year; and his wife has to wear the designated hat if he leaves his seat for any reason. The last one has led some random strangers around town to off-handedly mention, “Tom went to the bathroom in the sixth inning because Joanne was wearing the hat.”

For all the great info in that article, one important thing is left out — or, to be specific, nine things. They don’t go through the montage of hats, which is sad, because it is quite the colorful explosion of color that can only be truly appreciated all together in one place. Here’s the sequence:

Now that is fan dedication, in one of its strangest and most Uni Watch-ish forms. Although we might quibble with some of his color choices, Tom O’Toole’s obsessive dedication to uni-related ritual makes it clear that he definitely Gets It™. And if you’re ever watching an Indians game and you’re not sure what inning it is, refer to our handy guide and check for the man with the neon hat in the first row.

And now over to Paul with the rest of today’s news and info.

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Research Project: I’m trying to piece together a timeline of bullpen cars and carts. When did they first appear? When and why did they fall out of favor? Which teams had particularly interesting or innovative vehicles or gimmicks? Which pitchers refused to use them? (Mike Marshall comes to mind.) Any other good stories?

If you’ve got any info on this front, please send it here.

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ALL MEMBERS, PLEASE READ: I’m making good progress on restoring the missing names from the membership roster, but we’re not there yet. In case you’ve missed my pleas the past two days: A softwear glitch wiped about 90 names off the roster listing, and I need your help to get things back to normal. All members who haven’t already done so should please check the roster listing. If you don’t see your name there, please e-mail me your name, membership uni number, membership level, and why you chose your number. If your name linked to a photo, please re-send it. And if you’d like to help speed up the process a bit more, pick out your card from the design gallery and send me its URL. Big thanks for everyone’s help.

And if you’re wondering about the design of today’s showcase card, it’s based on the back of the Ohio State marching band uniform.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Good breakdown here of Arizona high school football helmets. … This isn’t me, I swear (good find by Todd Davis). … Speaking of the Rockies, good article here about their W-L record in all their various uni combinations. … Latest Euro-styled NBA teams: the Grizzlies and Raptors, who both played games in Madrid yesterday and wore the colors of the Spanish national flag. … Iowa has a new basketball coach who wants to add player names to the backs of the jerseys, but a new name-free uni set was ordered before he was hired and the numbers are positioned too high to allow for names. Details here (with thanks to Cork Gaines). … Is Colorado wearing reflective-outlined numbers or what? … Wake Forest wore a “Skip” patch last night, in memory of former hoops coach Skip Prosser. … Speaking of Wake, most of the team’s players go bare-legged. But as Zach Smith notes, several players appeared to be wearing striped leggings (additional shots here and here), similar to what Kobe Bryant was wearing a while back. … Latest college basketball team to go with the System of Dreck: UNC (with thanks to Jordan Woodson). … Carey Price’s white mask has now been painted (with thanks to Casey Barcomb and Dave Frolick). … “I was at the Pitt/Navy game the other night at Heinz Field here in Pittsburgh,” writes Doug Keklak. “They have a Steelers Hall of Fame exhibit on loan from Canton — I think it’s something they put together for the team’s 75th anniversary. I snapped some quick photos and put them into this album.” … You knew Chad Johnson was Ocho Cinco. But did you know Jonathan Papelbon had christened himself Cinco Ocho earlier this year? He’s even got it on his glove (as forwarded by Phil Johnson). … Jon Eisen just sent me a link to an archive that will take lots of time to explore. For now, though, here’s the cutest uni-related photo ever. … Yesterday I ran some old Detroit sports photos. As Doug Mooney points out, there’s plenty more where that came from. … Another small change for the Wizards: Player names, which had been white, are now bronze (good spot by Colin Wilcox). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Good video here featuring the Sharks’ equipment manager showing the art of skate-sharpening.

 

138 comments to Man Of Many, Many Hats

  • Hitch | October 12, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    That Nike logo really takes away from the memorial patch.

  • Vivek | October 12, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    interesting mention of tom o’toole. my friend and i (who are both yankee fans) noticed that during game 2 of the alds and thought he was involved in a conspiracy (i guess drinking at the time also contributed to this theory) about releasing the gnats on joba.

  • Jason | October 12, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    I like the effort on Mr. O’Toole’s part, however I would at least try to make sure there was a team logo on all my hats. Just my opinion.

  • John O'Hare | October 12, 2007 at 10:15 am |

    AND THAT LITTLE SAN DIEGO LEFTY GREW UP, AND UP AND UP TO BE DAVID WELLS….

  • Chris Mewett | October 12, 2007 at 10:17 am |

    From yesterday’s ESPN column: I can’t understand for the life of me why David McClure would be accustomed to having his name spelled “McLcure.” Sure, I could see “McLure,” but take a second look at that photo.

  • PG | October 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    What happens when the game goes to extra innings!!??!?? Haha.

  • John | October 12, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    Why doesn’t that Cleveland knucklehead wear a few different Indians hats instead of all those butt ugly ones?? For God’s sake, the only Tribe hat that he wears is yellow!

  • dilbert719 | October 12, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    OK, a couple things I see here that I just can’t get behind. First, the Wiz need either bigger letters, or to go back to the white lettering. The small bronze just doesn’t work well, at least not on the local TV broadcasts. Also, Carey Price’s mask would have been good had I not seen the white mask. The plain white was a fantastic throwback, and looked brilliant with the Habs’ white jerseys. Just a case where doing more resulted in less. I do like the Grizz unis with the Spanish flag colors, though. It’s odd, since I normally don’t like that color combination that much (the Florida Panthers, for example, I can’t stand watching) but for some reason, it just works there. I also like the reflective numbers. That’s got some nice pop to it.

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    Hmm. I wonder who else.

    Cornerback Charles Woodson, one of several players fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing those bright yellow cleats on Sunday night, said he thinks the shoes “should be our uniform. Maybe I’ll lobby for that.”

  • possum | October 12, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    If I may suggest….I know I’d personally like to know what the featured membership cards represent each day. Like yesterday’s Welsh #2 for instance.

  • Paul Lukas | October 12, 2007 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”155677″]If I may suggest….I know I’d personally like to know what the featured membership cards represent each day. Like yesterday’s Welsh #2 for instance.[/quote]

    Yesterday’s featured card was based on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

  • Wade Harder | October 12, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    Does it bother anyone else that Wake Forest’s WF logo on their helmet doesn’t have the white outline like the WF logo of their jersey? Just a pet peeve of mind. If you’re going to have the same logo on the helmet and the jersey, they should match if possible.

  • Shaftman | October 12, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”155671″]What happens when the game goes to extra innings!!??!??

    Haha.[/quote]

    As PL said, “There’s a fantastic article on O’Toole and his bizarre and endearing hat routine in here, including the following highlights: He goes back to the first inning hat if the game goes extra innings…

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    I can’t remember if we knew this, but the Huskies are wearing a new Nike uni (article mentions pictures, but doesn’t have any)

    The Huskies will play this season in new Nike uniforms.

    The players posed for photos Thursday in their home whites, which are pretty basic from the front: “Washington” and the player’s number in purple and in the familiar UW athletics font.

    However, the uniforms look more distinct from the back and sides, where there is wavy striping on the pants and jerseys. The backs of the jerseys also feature a thin stripe separating the player’s name from his number.

    The uniforms are in a mesh-like material designed to draw moisture away from the players’ bodies.

    There also are purple road and gold alternate versions.

    “They’re great, they are nice,” Overton said. “I wish we could have got black, but these are cool.”

    Heh, the “pants.”

  • Dave | October 12, 2007 at 10:30 am |

    Thank you for this! I noticed this during last week’s games and pointed it out to my roommate (who hadn’t), and we’ve been trying to figure out what the heck that guy was doing to no avail.

    Go Tribe.

  • todd krevanchi | October 12, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    Lickliter is the BASKETBALL coach, not baseball.

    [quote comment=”155666″]I like the effort on Mr. O’Toole’s part, however I would at least try to make sure there was a team logo on all my hats. Just my opinion.[/quote]

    agreed. if i was a local hat supplier (or even new era, twins enterprises, etc.), id offer mr. otoole a “set” of hats, all corresponding to his current colors, each with the indians logo affixed to it.
    nice pub for him and the company…

    i am really jumping on board this “alter the nba uniform with a stylization incorporating the host country’s flag colors”. even if/when the colors dont go at all with the uniform, its a great gesture, and intersting to see.

    this trend reminds me of that period of time in spurs history when they had the paint splash of teal, pink and orange in the logo, and on their warm ups.
    it had nothing to do with the team colors, but it looked ok.

  • Zach Smith | October 12, 2007 at 10:31 am |

    Wake Forest safety Chip Vaughn apparently managed to get his hands on an old Florida State “unconquered” undershirt which he wore last night against FSU. After the game he took of his jersey/shoulder pads to reveal that he had blacked out the “un” leaving just “conquered” Pretty awesome

    http://i22.tinypic.c...

  • Jeff I | October 12, 2007 at 10:32 am |

    Wow, I like those Grizz/Raptors uniforms way better than their own.

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 10:33 am |

    Ah, the answer to my question:

    To celebrate cornerback Charles Woodson’s 31st birthday Sunday night, several members of the secondary — including Woodson, Al Harris, Nick Collins, Atari Bigby and Frank Walker — wore lightning yellow cleats, which are a violation of the NFL’s uniform policy.

    So on Wednesday, Woodson, Harris and Collins had FedEx envelopes in their lockers, each with a letter from the NFL informing them they’d been fined $5,000.

    Walker avoided the penalty because he changed his shoes at halftime after receiving a warning.

    “Al and ‘Wood’ kept theirs on (because) they can afford it,” said Walker, who received the shoes from Nike last Thursday. “I can’t.”

    Indeed, Harris said he and Woodson “were expecting (the fine) to be $15,000.”

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 12, 2007 at 10:34 am |

    I’m just sayin’… a 40 year season ticket holder and he can’t get that wife of his to sew on some damn Indians logos?

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    if i was a local hat supplier (or even new era, twins enterprises, etc.), id offer mr. otoole a “set” of hats, all corresponding to his current colors, each with the indians logo affixed to it.

    Now that they are in the playoffs, I bet nobody wants him to change them. Although that could mean LeBron wearing a Yankees cap is lucky for the Tribe too.

  • kings33 | October 12, 2007 at 10:37 am |

    Oh my God… Bullpen Cars… One of my all-time favorite baseball subjects that I wish I knew more about…

    What I do know…
    – The Red Sox old bullpen car is in one of the memorabilia shops across the street from Fenway
    – I remember the Yankees using a pinstriped corolla when everyone else was using a standard baseball shaped golf cart.

    Would love to know why they died out and when… probably was Terry Forster’s fault… the only way people could tell the “fat tub of goo” was an athlete was if he ran from the ‘pen without being winded.

  • todd krevanchi | October 12, 2007 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”155695″]Wake Forest safety Chip Vaughn apparently managed to get his hands on an old Florida State “unconquered” undershirt which he wore last night against FSU. After the game he took of his jersey/shoulder pads to reveal that he had blacked out the “un” leaving just “conquered” Pretty awesome

    http://i22.tinypic.c...[/quote]

    now THAT is both clever and awesome.

    [quote comment=”155698″]Ah, the answer to my question:

    To celebrate cornerback Charles Woodson’s 31st birthday Sunday night, several members of the secondary — including Woodson, Al Harris, Nick Collins, Atari Bigby and Frank Walker — wore lightning yellow cleats, which are a violation of the NFL’s uniform policy.

    So on Wednesday, Woodson, Harris and Collins had FedEx envelopes in their lockers, each with a letter from the NFL informing them they’d been fined $5,000.

    Walker avoided the penalty because he changed his shoes at halftime after receiving a warning.

    “Al and ‘Wood’ kept theirs on (because) they can afford it,” said Walker, who received the shoes from Nike last Thursday. “I can’t.”

    Indeed, Harris said he and Woodson “were expecting (the fine) to be $15,000.”

    [/quote]

    so is that how we celebrate birthdays now? by breaking rules of the workplace and paying thousands of dollars in fines for it?

    hey al, charles…
    if its no big deal for you guys to unload an anticipated 15 large each, i could use it. it would be a great help. my birthday is next month too guys…

  • dgc | October 12, 2007 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”155700″]I’m just sayin’… a 40 year season ticket holder and he can’t get that wife of his to sew on some damn Indians logos?[/quote]

    He probably used up all of his “good husband” points just to get her to wear the hats.

    I’m just more surprised that he goes with a set order rather switching hats as luck dictates.

  • George | October 12, 2007 at 10:50 am |

    Someone actually went to the Pitt/Navy game on Wednesday night?

  • Ian K | October 12, 2007 at 10:52 am |

    Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.

  • Fran | October 12, 2007 at 10:53 am |

    Vince, when you base your post on an article you should probably actually read it.

    “Quite a lot of color, but not for every game. The O’Tooles make it to 20 or so each season.”, so he’s not there of every inning of every game.

    Also, “His 10th-inning hat, an orange one, came out of the bag on Sept. 5.”, which would imply he is prepared for 10 innings before he repeats.

  • Chris | October 12, 2007 at 10:54 am |

    FANTASTIC OSU Marching Band membership card! I am a former member, and I really impressed (and upset at myself for not thinking of that). I am impressed with the detail, including the fact that the uniforms are actually dark navy blue, and not black. Thumbs up.

  • Joey Guns | October 12, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”155704″]Oh my God… Bullpen Cars… One of my all-time favorite baseball subjects that I wish I knew more about…

    What I do know…
    – The Red Sox old bullpen car is in one of the memorabilia shops across the street from Fenway
    – I remember the Yankees using a pinstriped corolla when everyone else was using a standard baseball shaped golf cart.

    Would love to know why they died out and when… probably was Terry Forster’s fault… the only way people could tell the “fat tub of goo” was an athlete was if he ran from the ‘pen without being winded.[/quote]

    Alyssa Milano was on a tour of Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago and they showed the old Dodgers bullpen car that was restored and on display at their stadium.

  • Vince Grzegorek | October 12, 2007 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”155709″]Vince, when you base your post on an article you should probably actually read it.

    “Quite a lot of color, but not for every game. The O’Tooles make it to 20 or so each season.”, so he’s not there of every inning of every game.

    Also, “His 10th-inning hat, an orange one, came out of the bag on Sept. 5.”, which would imply he is prepared for 10 innings before he repeats.[/quote]

    And like old-fashioned scoreboards that were prepared for maybe 11-inning games and revert back to inning one, if necessary, he starts his hat rotation over if the game goes a few more than the expected nine.

    His 10th-inning hat, an orange one, came out of the bag on Sept. 5, and just before the Indians mobbed Ryan Garko after his game-winning RBI, Tom returned to his seat, and Joanne returned his hat.

    You’re right about the 10th inning hat, I misunderstood.

    As for the “he doesn’t go to every game”. I just assumed everyone understood that no one goes to all the games. I didn’t mean to imply he’s there every day.

  • Marty Met | October 12, 2007 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.

  • Mardi | October 12, 2007 at 11:04 am |

    carey price wore the white mask to honor patrick roy…becuse when price made his debut on wed it was exactly 22 yrs ago that roy made his debut against the pens…sorry no pics

  • al | October 12, 2007 at 11:05 am |

    With the hat Rudy G is wearing, i always wondered why they did it that way. on his head it is [PD “NY” FD ], but if it is the FDNY and NYPD, why wouldn;t they have made the hat: [FD “NY” PD ]? Typo?

  • C.N. | October 12, 2007 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”155695″]Wake Forest safety Chip Vaughn apparently managed to get his hands on an old Florida State “unconquered” undershirt which he wore last night against FSU. After the game he took of his jersey/shoulder pads to reveal that he had blacked out the “un” leaving just “conquered” Pretty awesome

    http://i22.tinypic.c... [/quote]

    Good in theory, but he didn’t do a very good job of blacking out the “Un”. Regardless, it was clever. Perhaps not great sportsmanship, but clever nonetheless.

  • scott | October 12, 2007 at 11:13 am |

    The worst thing about alternate uniforms in baseball is how they play into the superstitions of ballplayers. So now we’re subjected to the butt-ugly Rockies black vests all because they’ve won a few games in them. It makes you wonder how teams without alternate jerseys can ever change their luck or keep their luck going…

    I still wish MLB would establish some uniform guidelines with respect to the alternates so that the home and road team both can’t wear dark colored shirts. Course, if that were to happen, then Arizona might try to wear their red or black tops to end the Rockies’ luck.

  • Joe Drennan | October 12, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]
    I read in teh book Crazy ’08, great book that I seem to referece often here, that the NY logo came from an old NYPD medal that was given out. I don’t have the book here to give the exact passage, but I vividly remember the high level specifics as the original owner was a former police commissioner.

  • ginsk | October 12, 2007 at 11:14 am |

    I think LSU has switched to the system of dress unis as well, still looking for a better picture

    http://media.2theadv...

  • TOG | October 12, 2007 at 11:17 am |

    Washington Wizards blue and white unis might just be the most underrated uniforms in sports. Very sharp.
    Nice color scheme, cool “Friz Quadrata” wordmark and the neat “dc” secondary ligature on the pants.

    Okay, so the alternate jersey is a disaster.

  • Ian | October 12, 2007 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]

    Hey I keep complaining about their “classic” road unis, which have been around since the 1970s. An update has long been due.

  • Brad "Lainey" | October 12, 2007 at 11:20 am |

    Whomever’s card that is; when were you in TBDBITL? What row were you in?

    I’m a fourth year in KL Row, and when I saw that card in the membership gallery yesterday I thought “that sure looks like a band uniform” and then it was. My only complaint is that the adjusters should be at the same height, surely I’d fail a uniform inspection for such inattention to detail.

  • Ian | October 12, 2007 at 11:21 am |

    Last night, Knicks vs Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi was wearing their silly version of their jersey where Elite (the chocolate manufacturer who is their chief sponsor) was in English and not in Hebrew.

    Also, there was a rotating ad which said “Sponsor” supports ISREAL, spelled wrong. Anyone have a screenshot?

  • Joey Guns | October 12, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    Check out the new blog, named after David Carr. haha

    http://mistermittens...

  • Craig | October 12, 2007 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”155707″]Someone actually went to the Pitt/Navy game on Wednesday night?[/quote]
    I though that was an intrasquad game….

  • Scott | October 12, 2007 at 11:31 am |

    Not to make it Pick on Vince Day, but it’s “Jacobs Field”, no apostrophe :-)

  • Art | October 12, 2007 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”155722″]The worst thing about alternate uniforms in baseball is how they play into the superstitions of ballplayers. So now we’re subjected to the butt-ugly Rockies black vests all because they’ve won a few games in them. It makes you wonder how teams without alternate jerseys can ever change their luck or keep their luck going…

    I still wish MLB would establish some uniform guidelines with respect to the alternates so that the home and road team both can’t wear dark colored shirts. Course, if that were to happen, then Arizona might try to wear their red or black tops to end the Rockies’ luck.[/quote]

    I think it was mentioned on the broadcast last night if that Arizona had declared to wear their black jerseys, then the Rockies would have to wear something other than the black vests.

  • Hank | October 12, 2007 at 11:35 am |

    The HOF exhibit photos confirms your suspicion that the Bobby Layne photo from yesterday’s installment was from his Steelers days. The last photo in the album is of his #22 helmet.

  • Roger Faso | October 12, 2007 at 11:38 am |

    Found this item on ebay.

  • Roger Faso | October 12, 2007 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”155739″]Found this item on ebay.[/quote]

    Does anyone have any info on the Oakland Giants and what their unis looked like?

    Thanks.

  • Kenny | October 12, 2007 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”155728″]Whomever’s card that is; when were you in TBDBITL? What row were you in?

    I’m a fourth year in KL Row, and when I saw that card in the membership gallery yesterday I thought “that sure looks like a band uniform” and then it was. My only complaint is that the adjusters should be at the same height, surely I’d fail a uniform inspection for such inattention to detail.[/quote]

    You might fail a spelling\grammar test as well

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 11:44 am |

    We know why Throwbacks happen. To celebrate history.. I mean, money.

    (Fifth item in the link, the commas in the story URL seem to screw it up on here).

  • Joel | October 12, 2007 at 11:56 am |

    Not that this is specificall uni-related, but the fact that it comes from Bill Nye the Science Guy, and he talks about branding the bat, and what wearing gloves has done to the strength of bats, it’s a good fine… Not that it was all that hard.. main page of MSN.com

  • Joel | October 12, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    Sorry, link didn’t come through:

    http://tinyurl.com/3...

  • The Ol Goaler | October 12, 2007 at 11:58 am |

    Not quite uni-related, but interesting nonetheless… The St. Louis Blues have added a yet-unnamed mascot, a la former Expo/current Canadien icon Youppi!

    That Blue bear looks like the result of John Belushi forcing Walt Disney into a Vulcan mind-meld at gunpoint… and how many teams have a mascot who’s better-dressed than the team?

  • Jennifer | October 12, 2007 at 12:05 pm |

    Hey folks – trying to send out my football pool with some football-related tidbits and I’m mentioning the NFL Uniform violations & fines, etc. I really want to attach a pic of the one (of many?) Lions players that wear the bike shorts instead of pants. I searched the archives, but I think I’ll have better luck (quicker?) if I just ask the good folks here to send me a link, etc. Thanks…………

  • Shane | October 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”155704″]Oh my God… Bullpen Cars… One of my all-time favorite baseball subjects that I wish I knew more about…

    What I do know…
    – The Red Sox old bullpen car is in one of the memorabilia shops across the street from Fenway
    [/quote]

    I could’ve sworn it wasn’t there last time I was at the shop (mid-August). I’m headed to Boston early next week for a concert, I’ll check on it.

  • todd krevanchi | October 12, 2007 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”155729″]Last night, Knicks vs Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi was wearing their silly version of their jersey where Elite (the chocolate manufacturer who is their chief sponsor) was in English and not in Hebrew.

    Also, there was a rotating ad which said “Sponsor” supports ISREAL, spelled wrong. Anyone have a screenshot?[/quote]

    knicks appear to be wearing black shoes at home this (pre) season as well…
    black shoes… SOOOOO early to mid 90’s…

  • todd krevanchi | October 12, 2007 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”155726″]Washington Wizards blue and white unis might just be the most underrated uniforms in sports. Very sharp.
    Nice color scheme, cool “Friz Quadrata” wordmark and the neat “dc” secondary ligature on the pants.

    Okay, so the alternate jersey is a disaster.[/quote]

    you are absolutely right on tom’o.
    the color palate really works well together and the new bronze makes it even better.

  • todd krevanchi | October 12, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    i’ll appeal to the readership again…
    does anyone know where i can download the font the current phillies use
    http://archive.phila...
    and what they used previously
    http://philadelphia....

  • Scott P. | October 12, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    I was at the Pens/Habs game that night and I also kind of liked the blank white mask Price wore. I just remembered thinking “hmm, that’s odd…but cool”.

    In case anyone was wondering, Price was the second star that night (and roundly booed, of course).

  • Ben Dover | October 12, 2007 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]

    What a shock, A MUTT Fan has something to say about the Yankees Unis…No they may not be as ‘classic’ as they seem, but unlike the NY MESS, they didnt use a previous team’s logo on there hat, and the home Whites havent changed since 1936 and the Roads since 1972…that is why they are classic…

    And as memory serves, this forum has discussed several times the differences in the NY and the Old English D from Detroit

  • Dave S. | October 12, 2007 at 12:50 pm |

    Check out these uniforms from the Brampton Battalions of the OHL. Very Cool! Click on one of these slideshows to see pictures.

  • Vince Grzegorek | October 12, 2007 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”155734″]Not to make it Pick on Vince Day, but it’s “Jacobs Field”, no apostrophe :-)[/quote]

    Fixed. Thanks.

  • Saru | October 12, 2007 at 1:11 pm |

    The St. Louis Blues have added a yet-unnamed mascot

    Looks like a frost-bitten Fonzie Bear.

  • Dave A | October 12, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”155771″]Check out these uniforms from the Brampton Battalions of the OHL. Very Cool! Click on one of these slideshows to see pictures.[/quote]

    Should be a viewing warning on this one…ugliest damn uniforms I’ve ever seen. I know they’re using the army metaphor, but someone should tell them the army doesn’t use puke green as a colour.

  • Pat | October 12, 2007 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”155777″]The St. Louis Blues have added a yet-unnamed mascot

    Looks like a frost-bitten Fonzie Bear.[/quote]

    Or “fozzie”… just nitpicking…

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    Hey folks – trying to send out my football pool with some football-related tidbits and I’m mentioning the NFL Uniform violations & fines, etc. I really want to attach a pic of the one (of many?) Lions players that wear the bike shorts instead of pants. I searched the archives, but I think I’ll have better luck (quicker?) if I just ask the good folks here to send me a link, etc. Thanks…………

    Check here.

    Or here.

  • Mike | October 12, 2007 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”155735″][quote comment=”155722″]The worst thing about alternate uniforms in baseball is how they play into the superstitions of ballplayers. So now we’re subjected to the butt-ugly Rockies black vests all because they’ve won a few games in them. It makes you wonder how teams without alternate jerseys can ever change their luck or keep their luck going…

    I still wish MLB would establish some uniform guidelines with respect to the alternates so that the home and road team both can’t wear dark colored shirts. Course, if that were to happen, then Arizona might try to wear their red or black tops to end the Rockies’ luck.[/quote]

    I think it was mentioned on the broadcast last night if that Arizona had declared to wear their black jerseys, then the Rockies would have to wear something other than the black vests.[/quote]
    Yup, Arizona coulda worn black and made the Rockies switch, but chose not too. I wonder if they will tonight…

  • Mario | October 12, 2007 at 1:22 pm |

    Thanks for the hat info .I was watching the game and thought I was losing my mind.

  • DenverGregg | October 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm |

    The “reflector” look on the CU Buffs is a result of the return of silver to “the glory of the silver and the gold”. I watched a chunk of the ASU game and the silver was noticeable, but not that pronounced.

  • Broker75 | October 12, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    With all the fuss about the RBK Edge System uniforms, felt this comic was appropriate to post..and a bit funny.

  • concealed78 | October 12, 2007 at 1:31 pm |

    Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.

  • Joey Guns | October 12, 2007 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”155791″]Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.[/quote]

    I could buy all 9 of those hats for probably a dime each!

  • Rob B | October 12, 2007 at 1:39 pm |

    You think changing a hat every inning is good. I was at a game a few years back and I noticed there is a woman who has every Phillies uniform for the active players. She wears the one of the current batter and she wears it backward so you can see the name. Never noticed what she wears when they are in the field (this was before Uniwatch enlighten me) but I would guess the pitcher. Now at over $100 a pop that is a dedicated uniwearer.

  • RaoulDuke | October 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm |

    Not quite uni-related, but interesting nonetheless… The St. Louis Blues have added a yet-unnamed mascot, a la former Expo/current Canadien icon Youppi!

    That Blue bear looks like the result of John Belushi forcing Walt Disney into a Vulcan mind-meld at gunpoint… and how many teams have a mascot who’s better-dressed than the team?

    On the website you can vote for a name. Unfotunately M.Bearassment isnt a choice.

    The Blues uni was one of the best in the league the last few years, now thanks to reebok were back in the middle of the pack.

  • Joe Mama | October 12, 2007 at 1:50 pm |

    The Blues should name the bear “Nick Notey” per The Morning After on ESPN 1380.

  • Jeff | October 12, 2007 at 1:51 pm |

    How can the fine folks at collegejerseys.com claim to have “game worn” Notre Dame jerseys in gold?
    And would anyone spend $700.00+ on them?
    (or any jersey for that matter?)

  • Randy | October 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm |

    I’m going to the Univ. of Kentucky’s “Big Blue Madness” event tonight, and something tells me they will have the System of Dress unis this season. I haven’t seen any official word about it, but considering they jumped on the stupid Nike shoulder stripes last year, I have little hope. Anybody know anything I don’t?

  • Perry | October 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”155727″][quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]

    Hey I keep complaining about their “classic” road unis, which have been around since the 1970s. An update has long been due.[/quote]

    Why? They look FANTASTIC. The only thing I might change is to remove the white borders from the letters. Otherwise, both their home and road unis are so great it almost makes me root for them, until I remind myself that I despise them.

  • Pat | October 12, 2007 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”155791″]Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.[/quote]

    I think the hats and the colors are GREAT. First of all, how many different colors do Indians hats come in? Numerous times I’ve heard complaints about hats that aren’t in the team color. Now we are complaining that this old man, who is having a little fun while at the baseball game, doesn’t have an Indians logo on his hat? Get a sense of humor. This is great. Why not fuck with everyone a little bit while you are sitting in high profile seats?

  • Greg | October 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    hey, at least O’Toole doesn’t whip out a purple hat. haha

  • hott rodd | October 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    not to nit pick, but that is a roundup of SOUTHERN Arizona high school helmets..

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 12, 2007 at 2:06 pm |

    After looking at the photo page for The Detroit News, I’m a little disappointed in them.

    There’s no bowling photo section, which seems kinda odd, as Detroit is the largest local bowling association in the world.

    C’mon, there HAS to be some fantastic photos from the glory days (40s-60s) of team bowling!

  • Philly Bill | October 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”155778″][quote comment=”155771″]Check out these uniforms from the Brampton Battalions of the OHL. Very Cool! Click on one of these slideshows to see pictures.[/quote]

    Should be a viewing warning on this one…ugliest damn uniforms I’ve ever seen. I know they’re using the army metaphor, but someone should tell them the army doesn’t use puke green as a colour.[/quote]

    I’m wearing a shirt that same color today. It’s wildly ugly. That’s why I’m wearing it. It looks like peas.

    [quote comment=”155781″]

    Hey folks – trying to send out my football pool with some football-related tidbits and I’m mentioning the NFL Uniform violations & fines, etc. I really want to attach a pic of the one (of many?) Lions players that wear the bike shorts instead of pants. I searched the archives, but I think I’ll have better luck (quicker?) if I just ask the good folks here to send me a link, etc. Thanks…………

    Check here.

    Or here.[/quote]

    Do an image search for Dre Bly. He always wore the “bike shorts” with Detroit.

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm |

    Oh, and Mr. O’Toole may Get It a little bit, but he has no clue how to wear a ball cap!

  • Monte | October 12, 2007 at 2:08 pm |

    I had heard (who knows if it’s true) that the main reason bullpen cars were phased out were due to insurance costs and liability.

    I had never heard of a player getting injured by the car or exiting the car so I don’t know how high the insurance cost would be.

  • concealed78 | October 12, 2007 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”155808″][quote comment=”155791″]Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.[/quote]

    I think the hats and the colors are GREAT. First of all, how many different colors do Indians hats come in? Numerous times I’ve heard complaints about hats that aren’t in the team color. Now we are complaining that this old man, who is having a little fun while at the baseball game, doesn’t have an Indians logo on his hat? Get a sense of humor. This is great. Why not fuck with everyone a little bit while you are sitting in high profile seats?[/quote]

    Fashion hats are pure garbage, and like the mention of the female Phillies fan who wears every current Phillies jersey at every at-bat, it teeters more of ridiculous / stupidity than anything. I don’t go to a game to make a spectacle of myself. I’d sure love to know what kind of jobs these crazy people have in which they have so much disposable income!

  • Philly Bill | October 12, 2007 at 2:19 pm |

    Credit card company ripping off Uni Watch?

    Everyone’s seen team-branded credit cards before, but this morning on my way in to work, I saw an ad on the side of a bus for credit cards designed like the local teams’ uniforms!

    The card on the far right of the ad looked exactly like this — my Uni Watch membership card! Last year’s uniform and everything.

    Will keep my eyes peeled and try to find out what bank is distributing these. (Uni Watch Bank of Delaware, LLC?) Will also try to get a photo.

    Ian K, Matthew S, Robert — any of you guys seen this ad around here?

  • Marty Met | October 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”155770″][quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]

    What a shock, A MUTT Fan has something to say about the Yankees Unis…No they may not be as ‘classic’ as they seem, but unlike the NY MESS, they didnt use a previous team’s logo on there hat, and the home Whites havent changed since 1936 and the Roads since 1972…that is why they are classic…

    And as memory serves, this forum has discussed several times the differences in the NY and the Old English D from Detroit[/quote]

    so what that they haven’t changed.

  • Pat | October 12, 2007 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”155816″][quote comment=”155808″][quote comment=”155791″]Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.[/quote]

    I think the hats and the colors are GREAT. First of all, how many different colors do Indians hats come in? Numerous times I’ve heard complaints about hats that aren’t in the team color. Now we are complaining that this old man, who is having a little fun while at the baseball game, doesn’t have an Indians logo on his hat? Get a sense of humor. This is great. Why not fuck with everyone a little bit while you are sitting in high profile seats?[/quote]

    Fashion hats are pure garbage, and like the mention of the female Phillies fan who wears every current Phillies jersey at every at-bat, it teeters more of ridiculous / stupidity than anything. I don’t go to a game to make a spectacle of myself. I’d sure love to know what kind of jobs these crazy people have in which they have so much disposable income![/quote]

    Like someone said earlier, they could probably get one of these hats the dollar store.

    Why do we have to take ourselves so seriously? Why can’t we let this guy have his fun instead of criticizing him for it? I can only hope that when I am his age I have a sense of humor like that. The jersey thing is kind of stupid, with the lady in Philly, though. This is such a simple, unrelated not to the rest of the game. And it’s pretty funny to see an old guy wearing hats in those colors.

    Let an old man have his fun. I think it’s great.

  • possum | October 12, 2007 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”155801″]How can the fine folks at collegejerseys.com claim to have “game worn” Notre Dame jerseys in gold?
    And would anyone spend $700.00+ on them?
    (or any jersey for that matter?)[/quote]
    Their game worn inventory has always been overpriced and of questionable provenance IMO.

  • Robert | October 12, 2007 at 2:32 pm |

    And now for something completely different . . . .

    I am normally opposed to non-hockey sports teams, bands or other organizations putting their logos onto hockey jerseys, because it just looks goofy. I today stumbled across an exception. This Slayer shirt looks pretty cool.

    http://i62.photobuck...

  • Philly Bill | October 12, 2007 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”155825″]And now for something completely different . . . .

    I am normally opposed to non-hockey sports teams, bands or other organizations putting their logos onto hockey jerseys, because it just looks goofy. I today stumbled across an exception. This Slayer shirt looks pretty cool.

    http://i62.photobuck...

    Hard to view that and not be reminded of Jere Lehtinen’s evening with Slayer.

  • Robert | October 12, 2007 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”155819″]Credit card company ripping off Uni Watch?

    Everyone’s seen team-branded credit cards before, but this morning on my way in to work, I saw an ad on the side of a bus for credit cards designed like the local teams’ uniforms!

    The card on the far right of the ad looked exactly like this — my Uni Watch membership card! Last year’s uniform and everything.

    Will keep my eyes peeled and try to find out what bank is distributing these. (Uni Watch Bank of Delaware, LLC?) Will also try to get a photo.

    Ian K, Matthew S, Robert — any of you guys seen this ad around here?[/quote]

    I have not yet seen such an ad, but now I will definitely be studying closely every bus that I see.

  • I AM A WEREWOLF! | October 12, 2007 at 2:47 pm |

    Best Bullpen car cameo in a movie:

    Jake Taylor taking the bullpen car to Rene Russo’s apartment after a game… and hitting a ‘homerun’.

    Jake Taylor is the man.

  • Dennis Abrams | October 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    The uniforms on the Grizz look great. I wish I could say the same for the Wiz.

  • Mark in Shiga | October 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    Iowa has a new basketball coach who wants to add player names to the backs of the jerseys, but a new name-free uni set was ordered before he was hired and the numbers are positioned too high to allow for names.

    He needs to look into some below-the-number text action, like the WV Mountaineers once did.

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm |

    Which teams had particularly interesting or innovative vehicles or gimmicks?

    I don’t think the Tigers ever had one. At Tiger stadium the relievers would warm up in foul territory on the baselines.

  • Ian K | October 12, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”155830″][quote comment=”155819″]Credit card company ripping off Uni Watch?

    Everyone’s seen team-branded credit cards before, but this morning on my way in to work, I saw an ad on the side of a bus for credit cards designed like the local teams’ uniforms!

    The card on the far right of the ad looked exactly like this — my Uni Watch membership card! Last year’s uniform and everything.

    Will keep my eyes peeled and try to find out what bank is distributing these. (Uni Watch Bank of Delaware, LLC?) Will also try to get a photo.

    Ian K, Matthew S, Robert — any of you guys seen this ad around here?[/quote]

    I have not yet seen such an ad, but now I will definitely be studying closely every bus that I see.[/quote]

    I work a block from a bus transfer station downtown. You better believe I’ll be examining every damn yellow DART bus I see. Does the card have “Modano”/9 in the background or just the Star outline?

  • Jeremy P. | October 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”155725″]I think LSU has switched to the system of dress unis as well, still looking for a better picture

    http://media.2theadv...

    Certainly different that last year’s jerseys.

  • anonomous | October 12, 2007 at 3:15 pm |

    the bullpen carts stopped being used because the pitchers would cramp up on the mound

  • Zack | October 12, 2007 at 3:28 pm |

    Anybody know where i can get a lacrosse visor/eyeshield? Or if football ones will fit

  • Joey Guns | October 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    Not exactly the same as a bullpen cart, but former Yankee Juan Rivera was injured by a golf cart during BP.

    http://www.mcsweeney...

    (last one)

  • Joey Guns | October 12, 2007 at 3:35 pm |

    There’s a blog dedicated to bringing back the bullpen car!

    http://bullpencar.bl...

  • Justin | October 12, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”155676″]Hmm. I wonder who else.

    Cornerback Charles Woodson, one of several players fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing those bright yellow cleats on Sunday night, said he thinks the shoes “should be our uniform. Maybe I’ll lobby for that.”

    [/quote]

    Why can’t we just go back to a time when uniform shoes were actually uniform, stripes were plenty, and football players actually had sleeves… like back in Steve DeBerg’s day

  • kings33 | October 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”155753″][quote comment=”155704″]Oh my God… Bullpen Cars… One of my all-time favorite baseball subjects that I wish I knew more about…

    What I do know…
    – The Red Sox old bullpen car is in one of the memorabilia shops across the street from Fenway
    [/quote]

    I could’ve sworn it wasn’t there last time I was at the shop (mid-August). I’m headed to Boston early next week for a concert, I’ll check on it.[/quote]

    It’s been awhile since I was there, and I’m not even sure which shop at this point… could be gone, but I loved seeing it there… I think it was in original condition – unrestored.

  • GoTerriers | October 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”155849″]Not exactly the same as a bullpen cart, but former Yankee Juan Rivera was injured by a golf cart during BP.

    http://www.mcsweeney...

    (last one)[/quote]
    And again, not the smae thing, but don’t forget Coco Crisp’s run in with the Mariner Moose!

  • Brett | October 12, 2007 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”155865″][quote comment=”155753″][quote comment=”155704″]Oh my God… Bullpen Cars… One of my all-time favorite baseball subjects that I wish I knew more about…

    What I do know…
    – The Red Sox old bullpen car is in one of the memorabilia shops across the street from Fenway
    [/quote]

    I could’ve sworn it wasn’t there last time I was at the shop (mid-August). I’m headed to Boston early next week for a concert, I’ll check on it.[/quote]

    It’s been awhile since I was there, and I’m not even sure which shop at this point… could be gone, but I loved seeing it there… I think it was in original condition – unrestored.[/quote]

    It was there when I was there in July, at one of the stores across Yawkey Way. I can’t remember which one either, but I am pretty sure it was not the big one.

  • Matthew S. | October 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”155841″][quote comment=”155830″][quote comment=”155819″]Credit card company ripping off Uni Watch?

    Everyone’s seen team-branded credit cards before, but this morning on my way in to work, I saw an ad on the side of a bus for credit cards designed like the local teams’ uniforms!

    The card on the far right of the ad looked exactly like this — my Uni Watch membership card! Last year’s uniform and everything.

    Will keep my eyes peeled and try to find out what bank is distributing these. (Uni Watch Bank of Delaware, LLC?) Will also try to get a photo.

    Ian K, Matthew S, Robert — any of you guys seen this ad around here?[/quote]

    I have not yet seen such an ad, but now I will definitely be studying closely every bus that I see.[/quote]

    I work a block from a bus transfer station downtown. You better believe I’ll be examining every damn yellow DART bus I see. Does the card have “Modano”/9 in the background or just the Star outline?[/quote]

    I had to use the DART train the other day to go downtown, and also I’m at Mockingbird Station where lots of DART buses are, but I haven’t noticed that particular ad. I’ll keep my eyes out though.

  • Matthew S. | October 12, 2007 at 4:45 pm |

    I’ll keep my eyes open, not out. Jesus it’s been a long week…..

  • Ian | October 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”155807″][quote comment=”155727″][quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.

    They all look like they were drawn by a drunken basset hound. No one ever wants to acknowledge this because God forbid somebody say something other than “classic” “unchanged” about the “great” Yankees uniform.[/quote]

    Hey I keep complaining about their “classic” road unis, which have been around since the 1970s. An update has long been due.[/quote]

    Why? They look FANTASTIC. The only thing I might change is to remove the white borders from the letters. Otherwise, both their home and road unis are so great it almost makes me root for them, until I remind myself that I despise them.[/quote]

    The block NEW YORK is classic. The white borders and ugly 70s piping on the sleeves isn’t.

  • Mikey | October 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm |

    As a life long Buckeye I love the reference to TBDBITL…. Go Bucks!

    As far as my personal opinion Yankees and Red Sox uniforms are boring and outdated. I’ve seen softball jerseys that look better.

    Lack of change does not equal classic.

  • Chance | October 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”155718″][quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    No the Yankees seem to have 4 different NYs. Their Cap, Helmet, Home Jersey and dugout Jacket ALL have a different NY.
    [/quote]

    Close, but not correct. Three different logos – jersey, cap and print.

    Rudy is wearing a throwback jacket, hence the variation.

  • Steven | October 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm |

    THANK YOU.

    As I White Sox fan, I see O’Toole many times every season and it always drives me nuts not knowing who he is or what his deal is.

  • Ian K | October 12, 2007 at 6:40 pm |

    Philly Bill, ask and you shall receive!

    There was a confluence of buses as I walked out of my building and got a picture of what I think you saw this morning. Pardon the quality, it’s my cell phone camera. I guess it resembles your Uni Watch membership card, but personally I think the FC Dallas card (with the longhorn) looks the best.

  • Johnny O | October 12, 2007 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”155833″]Best Bullpen car cameo in a movie:

    Jake Taylor taking the bullpen car to Rene Russo’s apartment after a game… and hitting a ‘homerun’.

    Jake Taylor is the man.[/quote]
    I couldn’t agree more with you…

    Cleveland Rocks

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 12, 2007 at 7:53 pm |

    Don’t know if this has been discussed on the board before, but…

    I’m at MSG right now, and I noticed that all the Rangers retired-number banners (Giacomin 1, Gilbert 7, Messier 11 and Richter 35) have radially-arched lettering.

    Now, the Rangers have worn vertically-arched lettering for a very long time, and throughout the latter two players’ tenure, and if I recall, when Gilbert and Giacomin were here the lettering was straight, not arched. I’m sure they just wanted some uniformity with the banners, but have the Rangers ever had radially-arched lettering? Anyone know why the banners don’t conform to the jerseys?

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 12, 2007 at 8:28 pm |

    I’m suddenly reminded of a pre-season game at MSG around 1996 or so against Pittsburgh, in which Bruce Driver of the Rangers wore a #19 jersey with the name “KAPINSKY” on the back during the first and third periods. J.J. Daigneault of the Penguins wore #57 “KAPINSKY” in the second period.

    What they told us was that they were filming a Bruce Willis movie called “Broadway Bruiser,” or something like that, but that was the last I ever heard of it and the movie was obviously never released. There’s no mention of it on IMDb.

    Does anyone else…

    …remember this?
    …have pictures?
    …know what happened to the movie?

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | October 12, 2007 at 9:10 pm |

    Does anyone know why the Red Wings are wearing white at home tonight against the Blackhawks?

  • JJD | October 12, 2007 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”155686″]I can’t remember if we knew this, but the Huskies are wearing a new Nike uni (article mentions pictures, but doesn’t have any)

    The Huskies will play this season in new Nike uniforms.

    The players posed for photos Thursday in their home whites, which are pretty basic from the front: “Washington” and the player’s number in purple and in the familiar UW athletics font.

    However, the uniforms look more distinct from the back and sides, where there is wavy striping on the pants and jerseys. The backs of the jerseys also feature a thin stripe separating the player’s name from his number.

    The uniforms are in a mesh-like material designed to draw moisture away from the players’ bodies.

    There also are purple road and gold alternate versions.

    “They’re great, they are nice,” Overton said. “I wish we could have got black, but these are cool.”

    Heh, the “pants.”[/quote]

    Pics.

    WTF is with the road uniform? The one-shoulder stripe? The fucking awful texture in the purple? Save that shit for the bozos from Eugene.

  • C.N. | October 12, 2007 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”155824″][quote comment=”155801″]How can the fine folks at collegejerseys.com claim to have “game worn” Notre Dame jerseys in gold?
    And would anyone spend $700.00+ on them?
    (or any jersey for that matter?)[/quote]
    Their game worn inventory has always been overpriced and of questionable provenance IMO.[/quote]

    I agree, and the last time I did business with them it left a bad taste in my mouth. Bought a jersey billed as authentic, which obviously was not. They took it back, but promised to allow me to pick an item free of cost and promised to pay for the shipping costs of the non-authentic item back to their warehouse, neither of which they followed through with.

    I’m done doing business with them.

  • Hama | October 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”155933″]Does anyone know why the Red Wings are wearing white at home tonight against the Blackhawks?[/quote]

    Some teams will wear the other set of jerseys in order to allow the fans to see the road jerseys once in awhile at home – I know usually Edmonton does this with Vancouver and Calgary for one home and home set once a year.

  • John Boris | October 12, 2007 at 10:05 pm |

    I think Paul missed the inside track on the biggest Uni unveiling of the Season. The Dillon Panthers. Uniless (meant to type unless right there and it came out Uniless, what can I say, I’ve got Uni on my mind) I’m wrong, they are sporting new Jerseys this season. New Under Armor Jerseys. Almost look purple. Looking forward to your review, Paul. If you want a screen grab, have Bill Simmons send it to you. I know he has this TiVo’d.

  • bighokie09 | October 12, 2007 at 10:35 pm |

    wow, I’m suprised no one has complaints about the UNC SoD jerseys. I, being a life-long Tarheel fan, have no problem with the change. Plus they got rid of the stupid shoulder stripes. Yay for that. GO TAR HEELS!!!

  • scott | October 12, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    Does the MLB policy on wearing alternates only apply if both teams have the exact same color? In 2003 the Marlins and Cubs played at least one of their NLCS games in which the Marlins wore black and the Cubs blue. Does this MLB policy apply during the regular season, too? I’m glad to see that both teams aren’t wearing black tonight. And the Rockies actually look good in the gray pinstripes.

  • TD | October 12, 2007 at 10:36 pm |

    The Douche-backs have uni-jacked the Rockies by choosing to wear THEIR black alts at home tonight.

    One of the TBS guys mentioned something about that possibility last night, and someone must have tipped them off. Home team has the first call on uni choice.

    The Uni Karma gods will not appreciate this.

    Granted, the streak started in sleeved white pinstripes against Florida, then the white vests for four, then gray pinstripes on the road for six, then back to the white vests before Brandon Webb beat them at Coors. All-Blacks since then.

    So they waxed the Dodgers in the vests, the Padres and Dodgers in gray roadies, then the loss to Zona in the vests again before going all-black for seven straight.

  • TD | October 12, 2007 at 10:40 pm |

    (notice not a hint of the Grimace Purples in there.. saints be praised..)

  • scott | October 12, 2007 at 10:42 pm |

    The UNC uniforms look OK to me.

  • =bg= | October 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”155823″][quote comment=”155816″][quote comment=”155808″][quote comment=”155791″]Tom O’Toole >>> turd.

    That was my reaction after reading that. Just… the lack of logos, the colors… I hope when I’m at that age I’m not all senile.[/quote]

    I think the hats and the colors are GREAT. First of all, how many different colors do Indians hats come in? Numerous times I’ve heard complaints about hats that aren’t in the team color. Now we are complaining that this old man, who is having a little fun while at the baseball game, doesn’t have an Indians logo on his hat? Get a sense of humor. This is great. Why not fuck with everyone a little bit while you are sitting in high profile seats?[/quote]

    Fashion hats are pure garbage, and like the mention of the female Phillies fan who wears every current Phillies jersey at every at-bat, it teeters more of ridiculous / stupidity than anything. I don’t go to a game to make a spectacle of myself. I’d sure love to know what kind of jobs these crazy people have in which they have so much disposable income![/quote]

    Like someone said earlier, they could probably get one of these hats the dollar store.

    Why do we have to take ourselves so seriously? Why can’t we let this guy have his fun instead of criticizing him for it? I can only hope that when I am his age I have a sense of humor like that. The jersey thing is kind of stupid, with the lady in Philly, though. This is such a simple, unrelated not to the rest of the game. And it’s pretty funny to see an old guy wearing hats in those colors.

    Let an old man have his fun. I think it’s great.[/quote]

    I completely agree. He’s having fun @ a baseball game. I know that’s why I go.

  • Grimm | October 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”155837″]The uniforms on the Grizz look great. I wish I could say the same for the Wiz.[/quote]

    I agree. I’ve been a fan of the Grizzlies’ unis since they changed to those. Typically the Wiz’s unis don’t bother me but I really do not like the bronze name lettering. They should have stuck with the white.

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 10:56 pm |

    Pics.

    WTF is with the road uniform? The one-shoulder stripe? The fucking awful texture in the purple? Save that shit for the bozos from Eugene.

    Maybe it is just some artifacts from re-sizing a larger picture, but it looks like a stone-washed denim pattern. I doubt that is really it, but it would really be a new chapter in terrible basketball unis.

  • dm00n | October 12, 2007 at 11:33 pm |

    Pistons have that 50th anniversary logo at center court.

  • Robert | October 12, 2007 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”155908″]Philly Bill, ask and you shall receive!

    There was a confluence of buses as I walked out of my building and got a picture of what I think you saw this morning. Pardon the quality, it’s my cell phone camera. I guess it resembles your Uni Watch membership card, but personally I think the FC Dallas card (with the longhorn) looks the best.[/quote]

    That looks like a high quality photo for a cell phone camera. Nice work. So when are they going to offer cards for the (remaining) teams in the Texas Collegiate League (the summer wood bat baseball league for college kids)?

  • K. Shoun | October 13, 2007 at 12:21 am |

    I think we might have someone who “Gets it” on the Husky Basketball team.

    In case people didnt read the article
    A quote from the wise Adrian Oliver
    ““Personally, I like the old ones,” Oliver said. “I like the tradition. These are fine. Uniforms are uniforms, but I like the old ones.””

  • GCap | October 13, 2007 at 1:27 am |

    the sixers have new uniforms, i dont have any pics though

  • Nick | October 13, 2007 at 2:05 am |

    [quote comment=”155680″]Does it bother anyone else that Wake Forest’s WF logo on their helmet doesn’t have the white outline like the WF logo of their jersey? Just a pet peeve of mind. If you’re going to have the same logo on the helmet and the jersey, they should match if possible.[/quote]

    Why do these teams have the same logo 17 times on their unis anyway. It’s not like they have to wash them with other people’s clothes and are afraid they’ll be mixed up. I’m sick and tired of Logo-Redundancy at every level of sport.

  • TD | October 13, 2007 at 2:57 am |

    Rockies 3, D-bags 2 F/ 11

    Uni shenanigans fail. FAIL I tell you.

  • Publius | October 13, 2007 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”155708″]Remember a year ago when we talked about logo disparities? Such as how the Old English D the Tigers use is different on the uni and the cap (the Yankees have this issue as well). I found a photo of Rudy Giuliani wearing a personalized Yankee jacket and the NY logo looks different than anything I’ve seen before. Or maybe it just looks odd because it’s white, not navy.[/quote]

    NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE NEEDS TO MATCH