Still don’t fully understand yesterday’s tech hiccup, but let’s hope it’s behind us. Sorry for any hassle.
Now then: I’m several weeks late with this, but Will Radie checked in a while back with some uni-related news regarding the MLB 08 video game. As most of you are aware, I’m not a gamer myself, but I know many of you are, so here’s Will’s report:
TakeTwo Interactive is starting to ramp up its coverage for their latest installment in the MLB 2K Baseball franchise. They’ve released a bunch of screenshots from the game, and there’s some decent uni-related stuff in there:
• Like Last year, the game includes the newer helmets and armbands.
• Also like last year, you can edit the players’ cleats with different colors as seen here.
• For minor league teams, the MiLB logo appears on the backs of helmets and jerseys.
• Some players have their baserunning gloves sticking out of their pockets.
• They’ve added the spike-cleaner mat to the back of the mound.
• And you can still put uni numbers on the armbands.
If the game follows the same pattern as last year, then all of this stuff will be editable for each player. That means if Juan Pierre should choose to ditch the stirrups, then you can go ingame and make the change as well.
As if anyone would want to take the stirrups off of anyone. Still, Will’s basic point is well taken.
Meanwhile, Mike Reilly reports that he’s played the game’s demo and noticed that the first and third base coaches aren’t depicted wearing helmets. Could Larry Bowa be moonlighting as a game designer?
Uni Watch News Ticker: Neil Flagg of SportsPosterWarehouse.com has given a shout-out to Uni Watch by sportlighting some posters featuring rare uniforms. … Check out the awesome “WS” collar embroidery and the hidden button placket in this 1919 White Sox shot (with thanks to Jim Kohan). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: This year’s green Red Sox jerseys for St. Paddy’s day will be trimmed with navy, instead of red trim used in years past. … If you look at the second photo in this gallery, you’ll see that the Nationals are flying a No. 10 banner, for Nats fans. “The problem is that the franchise has already retired No. 10 for both Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub,” notes Stuart Greenlee. … Kansas State wore a “VS” patch last night, a memorial tribute to Vanessa Stewart, mother of team member Clent Stewart, who died yesterday afternoon. Detail here (with thanks to Phil Hecken). … The fallout from that Yankee Stadium vendor’s uni just refuses to die. Latest installment: Todd Radom sent along this link about CBS/Yankees art director Lou Dorfsman. … Andrew Tanker, who works for the Orange Bowl, recently uncovered some old OB pics. “If you check out this picture, you’ll see how they had the letters on the front of the helmets (when did it switch to the sides?). This shot is from Georgia Tech and Tulsa from 1945 — I thought the shiny pants were interesting. And this one shows the refs wearing zip-up shirts — the one in the background is showing quite a bit of skin, in fact. Must’ve been hot. And here‘s a 937 game where everyone is wearing dark jerseys, but the helmets are different colors. Again, the refs have the zip up shirts that are not quite zipped up. Very Miami look.” … The International Ice Hockey Federation is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the upcoming 2008 World Championship in Canada by having 15 of the 16 participating teams (all but Denmark) wear throwback jerseys for one game during the tourney. Each nation selected a poast design from what they considered to be an significant year (with thanks to Jeff Barak).