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Meeting of the Minds

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Tony La Russa: I invented baseball.

Bob Knight: I’m the winningest coach in Division I men’s basketball history.

Dave Duncan: I’m wearing stupid fake stirrups.

Bryan

(To be completely fair, because that’s what Uni Watch is all about, La Russa is wearing the fake stirrups, too. Oh, and the Cardinals should wear the red hats all the time.)

 

89 comments to Meeting of the Minds

  • LI Phil | March 1, 2008 at 7:05 am |

    Tony La Russa: I invented baseball.

    Bob Knight: I’m the winningest coach in Division I men’s basketball history.

    Dave Duncan: let’s all go to the movies

  • Anthony Verna | March 1, 2008 at 8:13 am |

    Is Bob Knight wearing short jeans? Is he expecting a flood at Spring Training?

  • Stuby | March 1, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    [quote comment=”232332″]Is Bob Knight wearing short jeans? Is he expecting a flood at Spring Training?[/quote]
    Looks like Bob Knight is about to nod off.

  • TD | March 1, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Friends don’t let grandpa wear free Adidas.

  • Robert | March 1, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    When the fake stirrups first appeared, my first recollections are the late 1980s A’s and Chris Sabo of the Reds, who thought that something so silly would persist for at least two decades? Not I.

  • MGreen | March 1, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    So are the Cards ditching the blue from their road unis? Or was this just a spring training thing? Anybody know?

  • Andy--01 | March 1, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    Ah yes, the two things that shame me the most about my beloved Cardinals.

    Is it their insistence on signing trash-heap pitchers to save a few paltry million dollars each year? No.

    Is it their mortgaging the future so they could win the 2006 World Series? No.

    It’s the fake stirrups and the fact that they keep inviting Bob Knight back to the stadium. Man, if they would stop doing that, they might be the perfect franchise.

  • Juan Grande | March 1, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Wearing real stirrups isn’t easy. It involves a lot of bending over and coordination to hook that stirrup over your heel. LaRussa has a hard time with that when he’s working off that hangover from the night before. Therefore he sticks with the fake stirrups.

    Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?

  • Brandon | March 1, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    Even as a Cardinals fan I enjoyed this commentary. I do like the Cards navy away hats though.

  • who cares | March 1, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    Why can’t the fake stirrups connect beneath the heal? There have been many technological advances since the fake stirrup first appeared, I would think that nowadays sock manufacturers could make the fakes look more real. Realer looking fakes could maintain the cool looking aesthetic of stirrups while simultaneously maintaining the ease of a single pair of socks.

  • Jake | March 1, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    I’m pretty sure the Cards always wear Red hats during ST. I remember back in ’01 or ’02 I first noticed this, and got excited thinking they’d be wearing red all the time! However, it ends as soon as the regular season begins.

  • Caknuck | March 1, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”232350″]Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?[/quote]

    Given the choice between Don Zimmer in stirrups and Don Zimmer in say, assless chaps, I’d take the stirrups.

  • Juan Grande | March 1, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”232357″][quote comment=”232350″]Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?[/quote]

    Given the choice between Don Zimmer in stirrups and Don Zimmer in say, assless chaps, I’d take the stirrups.[/quote]

    Too far man, too far. Short of Scarlett Johansonn or Salma Hayek, there aren’t too many people out there that can pull off assless chaps.

    BTW, thank you for searing that image of Pumpkinhead into my brain.

  • LI Phil | March 1, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    i wouldn’t mind seeing scarlett in stirrups

  • Stuby | March 1, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    Duncan obviously knew at one point how to wear the stirrups.

    I recall that the A’s of the late 80s were pretty bad fake-stirrup offenders and the Duncan-LaRussa tandem was right there for that. They’ve probably worn the fakies ever since.

  • Johnny O | March 1, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    Please forgive me if people have seen this before, but I just came across Women’s Basketball coach Kevin Borseth ranting about his recent loss to Wisconsin after blowing a huge lead.

    Here is the link and just look how he makes an entrance. (If it doesn’t come up right away, it should be just in the video section. This is also the whole version of his rant)

    Here is a shorter version of it on You Tube.

  • Ed R. | March 1, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    I think it has a lot to do with what equipment they bring down to Spring Training. Given the number of players on the spring roster they’d have to worry about having two sets of helmets, etc. for all those players. So since they’ll be using the red helmets on the road they probably figure they might as well wear red caps and match. I think the Tigers do this as well.

  • Stuby | March 1, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”232389″]I think it has a lot to do with what equipment they bring down to Spring Training. Given the number of players on the spring roster they’d have to worry about having two sets of helmets, etc. for all those players. So since they’ll be using the red helmets on the road they probably figure they might as well wear red caps and match. I think the Tigers do this as well.[/quote]
    Makes a lot of sense.

  • Art | March 1, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Bryan,
    I agree. The Cardinals red hats look so much better than the navy blue hats.

    ART

  • Art | March 1, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Bryan,
    I agree. The Cardinals red hats look so much better than the navy blue hats.

    ART

  • Art | March 1, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Bryan,
    I agree. The Cardinals red hats look so much better than the navy blue hats.

    ART

  • Stuby | March 1, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    That’s a bold statement, Art.

  • Bryan Redemske | March 1, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    And very enthusiastic, too. I appreciate it.

  • Mike Engle | March 1, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    I never really liked the navy road hats either. It doesn’t really match anything, considering they wear red undershirts and red shoes on the road. (See for yourself.) All it matches are the belts and super-thin borders around the numbers, but in my opinion, it doesn’t help bring out those colors at all. It looks like its only purpose is to sell. I vote red all the time as well, because cardinals are red. Plus, I think gray and red is an awesome combination.

  • Phil Pereira | March 1, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Here’s a bit of an off topic post, if that’s ok with the powers that be (and if it’s not cool, delete this). I was looking for a graphic designer to help realize a logo concept for me. I’m sure there are a few uniwatchers who do design, so I figured I’d see if anyone could help out. Feel free to email me and we can talk.

  • MPowers1634 | March 1, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    I too agree with Art. I love the red caps, however I do like the navy caps as well. The third cap with the navy crown and red bill has got to go!

    On another off topic note: I’ve e-mailed the person from the Helmet Project a few times with no response. I have something he was looking for and I want to send it to him. Does anyone have an address or any kind of contact info? There’s nothing on the site!

  • Stuby | March 1, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”232424″]Here’s a bit of an off topic post, if that’s ok with the powers that be (and if it’s not cool, delete this). I was looking for a graphic designer to help realize a logo concept for me. I’m sure there are a few uniwatchers who do design, so I figured I’d see if anyone could help out. Feel free to email me and we can talk.[/quote]
    I know there is a site sponsor (Superba Graphics) up there on the right side of the page…

  • CJ | March 1, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    All this sarcasm this early in the morning?

    . . .

    Oh wait, it’s almost noon.

  • James Craven | March 1, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”232350″]“No matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?”[/quote]

    Jamie Moyer’s almost the big 5-0 and he wears stirrups.

  • Phil Pereira | March 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”232424″]Here’s a bit of an off topic post, if that’s ok with the powers that be (and if it’s not cool, delete this). I was looking for a graphic designer to help realize a logo concept for me. I’m sure there are a few uniwatchers who do design, so I figured I’d see if anyone could help out. Feel free to email me and we can talk.[/quote]

    philpereira@gmail.com oops forgot that lol

  • todd krevanchi | March 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”232347″]Ah yes, the two things that shame me the most about my beloved Cardinals.

    Is it their insistence on signing trash-heap pitchers to save a few paltry million dollars each year? No.

    Is it their mortgaging the future so they could win the 2006 World Series? No.

    It’s the fake stirrups and the fact that they keep inviting Bob Knight back to the stadium. Man, if they would stop doing that, they might be the perfect franchise.[/quote]

    as a life long cards fan (well, i did jump on the bandwagon when they acquired ozzie, so not exactly life long) i always get excited at this time of the year as the season nears.

    we’ve been pretty spoiled over the last 25 or so years in that the team has been, for the most par, consistently successful.

    this season is going to be a tough year… 162 games tough.

  • Shaftman | March 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    As stated yesterday (but I can’t remember by who)…

    Even if you don’t love (or even like) the Cardinals navy caps, at least they wear the their caps as designated. You don’t see their road caps worn at home.

    WTF is this?!!!

    I can accept teams wanting to make some $$$ with merchandising but is it that hard follow the guidelines that are in place.

  • Shaftman | March 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Bryan:
    The spam monster ate my post. Can you fix it? Thanks.

  • John in Athens | March 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Resin chairs are the whiffle balls of the temporary seating world.

    Here’s hoping Tony and Dave have some nice red folding chairs with the padded seats once the General nods off.

  • MPowers1634 | March 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”232425″]I too agree with Art. I love the red caps, however I do like the navy caps as well. The third cap with the navy crown and red bill has got to go!

    On another off topic note: I’ve e-mailed the person from the Helmet Project a few times with no response. I have something he was looking for and I want to send it to him. Does anyone have an address or any kind of contact info? There’s nothing on the site![/quote]

    Forget it, I did some more in depth research(actually reading what’s on the site) and figured it out!

    Actually, it’s uni-related;

    For years, my alma mater used a Block W as their helmet logo. In 2006, they decided to go with the school’s name, Wagner, in cursive. Subsequently, they returned to the Block W in 2007. The Helmet Project needed one of the cursive decals, which I promptly fetched.

  • Hal | March 1, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”232357″][quote comment=”232350″]Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?[/quote]

    Given the choice between Don Zimmer in stirrups and Don Zimmer in say, assless chaps, I’d take the stirrups.[/quote]
    Thanks for ruining my day!

  • MPowers1634 | March 1, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”232439″][quote comment=”232425″]I too agree with Art. I love the red caps, however I do like the navy caps as well. The third cap with the navy crown and red bill has got to go!

    On another off topic note: I’ve e-mailed the person from the Helmet Project a few times with no response. I have something he was looking for and I want to send it to him. Does anyone have an address or any kind of contact info? There’s nothing on the site![/quote]

    Forget it, I did some more in depth research(actually reading what’s on the site) and figured it out!

    Actually, it’s uni-related;

    For years, my alma mater used a Block W as their helmet logo. In 2006, they decided to go with the school’s name, Wagner, in cursive. Subsequently, they returned to the Block W in 2007. The Helmet Project needed one of the cursive decals, which I promptly fetched.[/quote]

    Oh, and check out what I finally found:

    Midfield
    ,
    Midfield with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge behind, 9 Dollars to cross!
    Press Box

    The W has a striking resemblance to another school, I think in the Big 10, I can’t put my finger on who!!!!

    sarcasm!!!

  • Rick | March 1, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”232440″][quote comment=”232357″][quote comment=”232350″]Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?[/quote]

    Given the choice between Don Zimmer in stirrups and Don Zimmer in say, assless chaps, I’d take the stirrups.[/quote]
    Thanks for ruining my day![/quote]

    A few inspiring words:

    Imagine Kim Kardashian in assless chaps…..

    http://gossipchart.c...

  • C-Dublin | March 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    Bryan is right the Cards should wear red all the time. That looks much better than the navy blue hat.

  • Wayne | March 1, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    As a big Cards fan, I have to agree that they should go back to wearing the Red caps with their road grays. My personal favorite baseball cap I wear is my cotton, fitted navy Cardinals road cap though.

  • Wayne | March 1, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    As a big Cards fan, I have to agree that they should go back to wearing the red caps with their road grays. My personal favorite baseball cap I wear is my cotton, fitted navy Cardinals road cap though.

  • =bg= | March 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    Bob Knight and chairs don’t mix. When’s he going to toss it across the field?

  • interlockingtc | March 1, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    I’ve always thought the Cardinals navy hat looks rather striking, though I acknowledge there are no blue cardinals flying about.

  • Zac Smith | March 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    One of the refs in the Georgia-Dallas game is wearing a helmet. It looks similar to the black caps they normally wear, but its bulk and shine seem to prove otherwise. Any details?

  • Zac Smith | March 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    *arena football*

  • Chi-town Sean | March 1, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Bryan, I think my post quoting Shaftman’s earlier post got eaten… help? Thanks.

  • Joey Guns | March 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”232456″]One of the refs in the Georgia-Dallas game is wearing a helmet. It looks similar to the black caps they normally wear, but its bulk and shine seem to prove otherwise. Any details?[/quote]

    All of the arena league refs were supposed to wear helmets for this season, but I’m not seeing it. I see the one ref with what looks like a baseball batting helmet with no ear flaps.

  • Pat | March 1, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    Also a cardinals fan here, and every year I hear about how they should go to Red full time after seeing in spring training.

    I share those wishes with everyone else. But the Navy hat not only looks good, its a nod to history.

    They wore red hats from 1900 to 1908, with white mixed in as well.

    Then they went to white hats from 1909 to 1940. That year the started wearing blue hats full time until 1964. (in 65 it was as is now, red at home, blue on the road) From then on it was red all the time until 1992 and the uniform redesign brought back the blue away caps.

    I like how they look and like I said, this is the hat that Stan Musial wore and many other great Cardinals in the 40s & 50s. I’d like to see perhaps the blue hat only go to sundays or something. I’d like to keep it in the mix, but they look really good in red on the road.

  • Jordan | March 1, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    Oklahoma is wearing throwbacks from the eighty’s today against aTm…they look great.

    http://graphics.fans...

  • Jeff B | March 1, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    So I assume the A on the back of Arena QB helmets is roughly equal to the green dot?

  • Timmy D. | March 1, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    I think the Cardinals road uni’s are the best looking in baseball. BECAUSE of the Blue hats.. thus why my membership card here is that uni. I hope they NEVER change the blue hats….love em

  • Jeff B | March 1, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    And it seems that only the ref right in the middle of the defense (the only one who would have a ball thrown and guys running in his general direction) is the one wearing the helmet. It’s basically a baseball helmet.

  • Ryan | March 1, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    Paplebon came out in Manny’s #24 Jersey today

  • scott | March 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”232450″]As a big Cards fan, I have to agree that they should go back to wearing the red caps with their road grays. My personal favorite baseball cap I wear is my cotton, fitted navy Cardinals road cap though.[/quote]

    I like the navy Cardinal caps worn on the road. I think they look very classy, and are a nice nod to the team’s history.

    If there is so much concern about the hats not matching the undershirts, then maybe some people should complain to the Red Sox as well. Their navy caps used to match the navy sleeves they wore, but Boston has been wearing red undershirts since the John Henry regime took over.

  • Mark MihaIik | March 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”232474″]Papelbon came out in Manny’s #24 Jersey today[/quote]

    To expand on that… this is from the Boston Globe:

    [quote]Apparently Jonathan Papelbon was a little bit absent-minded this morning, as he seems to have forgotten his uniform top. How did that happen, you ask? I have no idea.

    So Papelbon is down in the bullpen right now, wearing Manny Ramirez’s No. 24, getting ready to come in the game after Jon Lester is done with his two innings. All I know is that we’re so used to No. 58 being in the bullpen and No. 24 being in left field that it looks truly bizarre to see that number on a mound.[/quote]

    Here’s the link.

  • James Craven | March 1, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”232464″][quote comment=”232456″]“One of the refs in the Georgia-Dallas game is wearing a helmet. It looks similar to the black caps they normally wear, but its bulk and shine seem to prove otherwise. Any details?”[/quote]

    “All of the Arena League refs were supposed to wear helmets for this season, but I’m not seeing it. I see the one ref with what looks like a baseball batting helmet with no ear flaps.”[/quote]

    The umpire is wearing a double-flapped baseball batters helmet in the Dallas-Georgia game.

  • LI Phil | March 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    ahhh….watching the mets-dodgers, embroiled in a 0-0 pitchers duel now in the bottom of the ninth…and most guys are now wearing linemen’s uni numbers…do they even GO extras in ST???

    guy at bat for the mets now is number 88 and has NNOB

    oh well…it’s still baseball, right?

  • Jordan Pope | March 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    I was looking at eastbay today and it looks like georgetown is going System of Dress at some point

  • Tony Payne | March 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    anyone watching texas tech-texas on CBS right now?
    looks like #21 on tech is wearing his shorts backwards
    the hashmarks on the shorts are supposed to go slope down from back to front like on the jersey
    but his go down from front to back
    is this old news or did he just throw his shorts on backwards?

  • Mark MihaIik | March 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”232482″][quote comment=”232474″]Papelbon came out in Manny’s #24 Jersey today[/quote]

    To expand on that… this is from the Boston Globe:

    [quote]Apparently Jonathan Papelbon was a little bit absent-minded this morning, as he seems to have forgotten his uniform top. How did that happen, you ask? I have no idea.

    So Papelbon is down in the bullpen right now, wearing Manny Ramirez’s No. 24, getting ready to come in the game after Jon Lester is done with his two innings. All I know is that we’re so used to No. 58 being in the bullpen and No. 24 being in left field that it looks truly bizarre to see that number on a mound.[/quote]

    Here’s the link.[/quote]

    Picture: http://d.yimg.com/us...

  • Matt | March 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    So I participated in the tryouts for a local men’s wood bat league today. Things went great, I hit and fielded great. It was also my first time playing in stirrups, I loved the look. One problem though: I sprained my ankle really bad when my cleat got caught sliding into second during baserunning drills. Hopefully the stirrups are not cursed.

    Speaking of stirrups, I wanted to make sure I hadn’t introduced any bad mojo by wearing them improperly. Does the higher side go in the front or in the rear? I bought a pair of ankle stirrups, but I need a new color (red for the Indians) and am going to go for the 9″ calf high ones. Any help with making sure I put them on right would be greatly appreciated

  • Juan Grande | March 1, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”232511″]So I participated in the tryouts for a local men’s wood bat league today. Things went great, I hit and fielded great. It was also my first time playing in stirrups, I loved the look. One problem though: I sprained my ankle really bad when my cleat got caught sliding into second during baserunning drills. Hopefully the stirrups are not cursed.

    Speaking of stirrups, I wanted to make sure I hadn’t introduced any bad mojo by wearing them improperly. Does the higher side go in the front or in the rear? I bought a pair of ankle stirrups, but I need a new color (red for the Indians) and am going to go for the 9″ calf high ones. Any help with making sure I put them on right would be greatly appreciated[/quote]

    If I remember right, the high side goes in the front.

  • Bryan Redemske | March 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”232511″]So I participated in the tryouts for a local men’s wood bat league today. Things went great, I hit and fielded great. It was also my first time playing in stirrups, I loved the look. One problem though: I sprained my ankle really bad when my cleat got caught sliding into second during baserunning drills. Hopefully the stirrups are not cursed.

    Speaking of stirrups, I wanted to make sure I hadn’t introduced any bad mojo by wearing them improperly. Does the higher side go in the front or in the rear? I bought a pair of ankle stirrups, but I need a new color (red for the Indians) and am going to go for the 9″ calf high ones. Any help with making sure I put them on right would be greatly appreciated[/quote]

    High side goes in the back.

  • Erkki C | March 1, 2008 at 6:24 pm |

    Paul,

    I don’t know if you listen to the Dave Dameshek show, but if you didn’t hear yesterday’s show, you should download the podcast. Bill Simmons dropped your name and also mentioned Uni Watch.

  • Jordan | March 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  • James | March 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    I don’t know if this was mentioned but I was watching the Arena football game between Georgia and Dallas. And noticed one of the refrees had on a black double flap batting helmet complete with the typical white piping painted on. Sorry no screen grab.

  • Andrew | March 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm |

    I was watching SportsCenter this morning, and saw the Cardinals highlight, and I could put my finger on it, but their uniforms road uniforms look really good. And I finally just figured it out. It was their hats! They need to ditch the blue hat, and keep that red hat for home and away.

  • bar57988 | March 1, 2008 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”232511″]So I participated in the tryouts for a local men’s wood bat league today. Things went great, I hit and fielded great. It was also my first time playing in stirrups, I loved the look. One problem though: I sprained my ankle really bad when my cleat got caught sliding into second during baserunning drills. Hopefully the stirrups are not cursed.

    Speaking of stirrups, I wanted to make sure I hadn’t introduced any bad mojo by wearing them improperly. Does the higher side go in the front or in the rear? I bought a pair of ankle stirrups, but I need a new color (red for the Indians) and am going to go for the 9″ calf high ones. Any help with making sure I put them on right would be greatly appreciated[/quote]

    the rose goes in the front big guy…

  • =bg= | March 1, 2008 at 7:32 pm |

    Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria arrived at Spring Training on Saturday morning, and his outlook for the future of the franchise has never been brighter.

    Among the highlights Loria addressed were:
    • Payroll, which projects to increase to mid-range in the league
    • Stadium design
    • South Florida playing host to future All-Star and/or World Baseball Classic games
    • New uniforms down the road

  • LI Phil | March 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”232536″]Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria arrived at Spring Training on Saturday morning, and his outlook for the future of the franchise has never been brighter.

    Among the highlights Loria addressed were:
    • Payroll, which projects to increase to mid-range in the league
    • Stadium design
    • South Florida playing host to future All-Star and/or World Baseball Classic games
    • New uniforms down the road[/quote]

    marlin in camp: i play for the marlins

    ‘fan’: here in florida? i didn’t know they still had a team!

    marlin: yup, we’ve got uniforms and everything..it’s really great!

  • Mike Engle | March 1, 2008 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”232516″]Paul,

    I don’t know if you listen to the Dave Dameshek show, but if you didn’t hear yesterday’s show, you should download the podcast. Bill Simmons dropped your name and also mentioned Uni Watch.[/quote]
    Care to provide a link? I found two Dameshek shows on Sports Guy’s World, listened to both of them, and didn’t hear PL or Uni Watch anywhere.

  • jeff | March 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”232539″][quote comment=”232516″]Paul,

    I don’t know if you listen to the Dave Dameshek show, but if you didn’t hear yesterday’s show, you should download the podcast. Bill Simmons dropped your name and also mentioned Uni Watch.[/quote]
    Care to provide a link? I found two Dameshek shows on Sports Guy’s World, listened to both of them, and didn’t hear PL or Uni Watch anywhere.[/quote]
    its on itunes

  • Mike Engle | March 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”232543″][quote comment=”232539″][quote comment=”232516″]Paul,

    I don’t know if you listen to the Dave Dameshek show, but if you didn’t hear yesterday’s show, you should download the podcast. Bill Simmons dropped your name and also mentioned Uni Watch.[/quote]
    Care to provide a link? I found two Dameshek shows on Sports Guy’s World, listened to both of them, and didn’t hear PL or Uni Watch anywhere.[/quote]
    its on itunes[/quote]
    Got it. Thanks. For all of our other faithful readers and listeners, fast forward to the 10-minute mark. That’s when the uni talk starts. Start listening then for the whole context. It lasts until the 14-minute mark, and the mentions fall in between.

  • Straw | March 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”232511″]So I participated in the tryouts for a local men’s wood bat league today. Things went great, I hit and fielded great. It was also my first time playing in stirrups, I loved the look. One problem though: I sprained my ankle really bad when my cleat got caught sliding into second during baserunning drills. Hopefully the stirrups are not cursed.

    Speaking of stirrups, I wanted to make sure I hadn’t introduced any bad mojo by wearing them improperly. Does the higher side go in the front or in the rear? I bought a pair of ankle stirrups, but I need a new color (red for the Indians) and am going to go for the 9″ calf high ones. Any help with making sure I put them on right would be greatly appreciated[/quote]
    To get that real classic old school look, don’t forget to roll the strirrup and the sanitary sock underneath down two folds to get that line. Check it out.

  • James Craven | March 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    The good and the bad for Bethune-Cookman in the Urban Baseball Invitational in Compton, California:

    Good: Knee-high socks.

    Bad: El Cheapo nameplates on pinstripes (Sooooooo 1970’s); gray trim on uniform, but gold lettering on caps.

  • scott | March 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”232556″]The good and the bad for Bethune-Cookman in the Urban Baseball Invitational in Compton, California:

    Good: Knee-high socks.

    Bad: El Cheapo nameplates on pinstripes (Sooooooo 1970’s); gray trim on uniform, but gold lettering on caps.[/quote]

    Don’t the Minnesota Twins still put nameplates on their pinstriped uniforms?

    UCLA doesn’t even have names on their uniforms.

  • LI Phil | March 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    why are knee high socks good?

  • James Craven | March 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    Phil, even if they’re stirrups, they showed a lot of leg there at B-C with the high pantlegs, unlike certain players in the majors who wear them like pajamas. And alas, no gold “C” in “Ucla” on the baseball uniform for the obvious reasons that has been mentioned earlier

  • Jeremy | March 1, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    That Dave Dameshek podcast is terrible. All he did was have his friends on (Read a Bill Simmons column, he mentions both Dave D. and the other guy, Hench.) He sounds like Tom Arnold and it was neither funny or informative.

  • Matt | March 2, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    Some DI lacrosse teams have been wearing lime green shoe strings to raise awareness about lymphoma. I saw Mt. St. Mary’s, whose coach is a cancer survivor, wear them on friday night and both Loyola MD and Penn St. wore them on Saturday.

  • Joe from WV | March 2, 2008 at 12:56 am |

    I’m watching Saturday Night Live and at the end of Weekend Update, Seth Meyers waved a “Terrible Towel” in a tribute to Myron Cope.

    I am an avowed Steelers-Hater but that was awesome.

  • James Craven | March 2, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    [quote comment=”232567″]That Dave Dameshek podcast is terrible. All he did was have his friends on.[/quote]

    Brown noser.

  • Patrick | March 2, 2008 at 1:33 am |

    I’m watching the Southern-USC baseball game on ESPN2, and during the interview with Southern’s head coach, I swear his hat had the sizing sticker on the bill.

    Not able to get a screen grab – did anyone else see this?

  • BurghFan | March 2, 2008 at 1:41 am |

    do they even GO extras in ST???

    They’ll go as long as both teams have pitchers, but the managers can agree at any point to end the game in a tie (like we saw in the All-Star Game a few years back).

  • RaoulDuke | March 2, 2008 at 1:55 am |

    I hate the cards red caps with the road greys…we look like philly or cincy. I love the navy caps so much id be for going to them full time, home and road. The cards would look 10 times greater (we already have the best unis im MLB) if we wore stirrups and black shoes.

  • Kyle K. | March 2, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”232467″]Also a cardinals fan here, and every year I hear about how they should go to Red full time after seeing in spring training.

    I share those wishes with everyone else. But the Navy hat not only looks good, its a nod to history.

    They wore red hats from 1900 to 1908, with white mixed in as well.

    Then they went to white hats from 1909 to 1940. That year the started wearing blue hats full time until 1964. (in 65 it was as is now, red at home, blue on the road) From then on it was red all the time until 1992 and the uniform redesign brought back the blue away caps.

    I like how they look and like I said, this is the hat that Stan Musial wore and many other great Cardinals in the 40s & 50s. I’d like to see perhaps the blue hat only go to sundays or something. I’d like to keep it in the mix, but they look really good in red on the road.[/quote]

    I was going to comment, but in reading the comments, it looks like someone already said exactly what I was going to. The navy hat is a not to the great teams of the past. I can live with or without the sunday cap, and think it actually looks better with the road grays than it does the home whites. They actually wore them on the road back in 98 or 99.

    As for the comment of sturrips and black shoes, I completely agree as well.

    It might be a long year in Redbird Nation, but hey, it’s March, it’s a time to be optimistic.

  • Stan | March 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”232335″][quote comment=”232332″]Is Bob Knight wearing short jeans? Is he expecting a flood at Spring Training?[/quote]
    Looks like Bob Knight is about to nod off.[/quote]

    Hell…with that idiot LaRussa at the helm, there will be many a Cardinal fan “nodding” off this year…we may have to get drunk like Tony did last Spring Training, just to make it through April…!!!

  • eric | March 3, 2008 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”232350″]Wearing real stirrups isn’t easy. It involves a lot of bending over and coordination to hook that stirrup over your heel. LaRussa has a hard time with that when he’s working off that hangover from the night before. Therefore he sticks with the fake stirrups.

    Plus, no matter how cool stirrups are, nobody over the age of 50 wear them. Seriously, does anyone want to see Don Zimmer wear stirrups?[/quote]

    This guy is definitely over 50 and knows how the hell to wear some amazing stirrups.

    The Cards all need to get with the program and SHOW THE STRIPES. Also, I dig the navy hats and the red ones. I say stick with what works (red at home, navy on the road.)

  • m18 | March 14, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    I came across this photo today. It takes the fake stirrup to the one after the next level: it’s not only the shape of the stirrup that is mimicked now, but also stripes are added!