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This Double Made Possible By …

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Every time I see something like Orlando Hudson’s apparent miracle double on Friday night, I think of this. Or of Ricky Bobby’s prayers, during which he thanks the Lord Baby Jesus for blessing him with the support of “Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell.” But remember this — and this is the end of the movie quotes (for everybody, got it?) — “Jesus, he’s a good man. But he no help me hit curveball.”

And for those wondering: Yes, it was a slow day on the uni front, unless you count this. Is Fukudome wearing blue velvet Asics? — Bryan

 

90 comments to This Double Made Possible By …

  • BigMatt | March 29, 2008 at 7:09 am |

    Man, do I hate Memphis’ uniforms. They are horrible on so many levels, from the design, to the cut of the jerseys. Complete garbage. And of course, they are made by Adidas.
    Long live the Swoosh!!

  • todd krevanchi | March 29, 2008 at 8:08 am |

    [quote comment=”243829″]Man, do I hate Memphis’ uniforms. They are horrible on so many levels, from the design, to the cut of the jerseys. Complete garbage. And of course, they are made by Adidas.
    Long live the Swoosh!![/quote]

    they are terrible. the good thing about them is that you probably only have to look at them for only 1 more game.

    memphis was with reebok for like 10 minutes a while back. they outfitted memphis using their iverson I3 line of shoes, uni, and product. they werent too bad.
    http://pictopia.com/...

    say what you want about memphis, but they play in a garbage conference, and their whole means of play, the dribble drive motion, the basic freelance offense is no different than what you can see on the and1 mix tape. its gonna fail soon.

    the kid douglas roberts is a player, i’ll give you that. but i dont trust memphis (or tennessee for that matter) style of basketball.

    calipari has the wool pulled over the eyes of the media and of most of america. i think he escapes the scrutiny of playing in sub par conferences, and recruiting talent which is not the best academically (anyone know what his grad rates are?) by being a great, friendly and personable guy (ive met him, he is a nice guy!) and always giving great media interviews.

    he is a great recruiter of talent. one of the best. but he has made a career of simply getting great recruits and playing in terrible conferences. he has rarely if ever had more than 1 team in conference (a10 or usa) that challenged his teams for supremacy. its an easy way to get safety, contract extensions, and nba offers. interesting how he never took the jobs at any of the “major conferences”.

  • Stuby | March 29, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    They look like blue velvet wrestling shoes.

  • Stuby | March 29, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    Another uni-related story on The Onion.

  • StevieW | March 29, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    Also I like it when MLB hosts games in cities that have baseball, but not major league baseball. Like last night in Miami the Marlins played the Yankees……oh wait a minute, bad example.

    I had something uni-related and now I can’t remember it. Damn it, I hate when I do that.

  • Matt | March 29, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    Some disturbing news last night: I was playing my first game in the local men’s wood bat league, decked out with 9″ red stirrups and everything. But lo and behold, the opposing team’s coach (the league’s commissioner) who clearly doesn’t Get It told me that by the next game I had to either wear all red socks or pull my pant legs all the way down. Rather silly, if I must say.

  • PradaJames | March 29, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”243838″]
    say what you want about memphis, but they play in a garbage conference, and their whole means of play, the dribble drive motion, the basic freelance offense is no different than what you can see on the and1 mix tape. its gonna fail soon.

    the kid douglas roberts is a player, i’ll give you that. but i dont trust memphis (or tennessee for that matter) style of basketball.

    calipari has the wool pulled over the eyes of the media and of most of america. i think he escapes the scrutiny of playing in sub par conferences, and recruiting talent which is not the best academically (anyone know what his grad rates are?) by being a great, friendly and personable guy (ive met him, he is a nice guy!) and always giving great media interviews.

    he is a great recruiter of talent. one of the best. but he has made a career of simply getting great recruits and playing in terrible conferences. he has rarely if ever had more than 1 team in conference (a10 or usa) that challenged his teams for supremacy. its an easy way to get safety, contract extensions, and nba offers. interesting how he never took the jobs at any of the “major conferences”.[/quote]

    Before Calipari got there, Memphis actually had a 0% graduation rate…He’s managed to get it up to about 40%.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | March 29, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”243864″]Some disturbing news last night: I was playing my first game in the local men’s wood bat league, decked out with 9″ red stirrups and everything. But lo and behold, the opposing team’s coach (the league’s commissioner) who clearly doesn’t Get It told me that by the next game I had to either wear all red socks or pull my pant legs all the way down. Rather silly, if I must say.[/quote]

    Perhaps citing historical precedent (and bad-assery) of stirrups will shut him up.

  • bosox28 | March 29, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    whats on the side of Fukudome’s face?

  • Philly William | March 29, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”243864″]Some disturbing news last night: I was playing my first game in the local men’s wood bat league, decked out with 9″ red stirrups and everything. But lo and behold, the opposing team’s coach (the league’s commissioner) who clearly doesn’t Get It told me that by the next game I had to either wear all red socks or pull my pant legs all the way down. Rather silly, if I must say.[/quote]

    Post his email and let us get after him – he’ll learn to fear the stirrup.

  • Sir Psycho T | March 29, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    Funny as this is up the main picture on ESPN.com shows Stephan Curry pointing and looking towards the Heavens. And I couldn’t agree more, athletes thanking God for helping them win means God is taking sides, and I would like to think that God is a little busy with, war, famine, and many other catastrophic events then who wins the Middle Tennessee State vs Eastern Michigan basketball game.

  • LI Phil | March 29, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”243864″]Some disturbing news last night: I was playing my first game in the local men’s wood bat league, decked out with 9″ red stirrups and everything. But lo and behold, the opposing team’s coach (the league’s commissioner) who clearly doesn’t Get It told me that by the next game I had to either wear all red socks or pull my pant legs all the way down. Rather silly, if I must say.[/quote]

    i hope you beat the shit out of him (after the game of course)

  • Adam | March 29, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    White Sox “Civil Rights Game” uniforms. Even more boring than I expected…

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Juan Grande | March 29, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”243875″]Funny as this is up the main picture on ESPN.com shows Stephan Curry pointing and looking towards the Heavens. And I couldn’t agree more, athletes thanking God for helping them win means God is taking sides, and I would like to think that God is a little busy with, war, famine, and many other catastrophic events then who wins the Middle Tennessee State vs Eastern Michigan basketball game.[/quote]

    God is all powerful, he can influence thousands of games worldwide. Everybody knows he’s a fan of the underdog. That’s why Davidson and George Mason a few years ago have done well. God hates the over-hyped teams. Case in point: The Patriots in the last Super Bowl and the Yankees since 2000.

  • LI Phil | March 29, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    some highlights from the memphis game last night

  • Steve | March 29, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”243869″]whats on the side of Fukudome’s face?[/quote]

    A shadow from the feathers.

  • Nick | March 29, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    Weird, funny video from 1970 here called How To Make A Baseball Glove with Woody Allen.

    There’s some comedian (I feel like I should recognize him) doing a silent routine in a sweet uniform at the start, then some old ladies making baseball gloves, then Woody being hilarious about playing baseball.

  • Brian | March 29, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    Does anyone know where to find Replica Marquette basketball shorts online? Like the kind the actual team wears, or at least look a lot like the teams shorts. I can only find one off the beaten path site that sells them, but they don’t even have them in stock.

  • Tony in Erie | March 29, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    I know this seems like a completely oddball question to ask, but…

    The Civil Rights Game uniforms. We all say things like “oh, thats more uniform revenue”.

    Who are the people that buy those pieces of crap? They look like a misprint that you find at your local ‘irregulars’ discount department store. You wear something like that people are going to say “what a cheap looking jersey.”

    Do people really seriously buy these things?

  • Esoteric Eric | March 29, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”243889″]Weird, funny video from 1970 here called How To Make A Baseball Glove with Woody Allen.

    There’s some comedian (I feel like I should recognize him…)[/quote]That’s Jonathan Winters (I recognized him immediately, although the clip also shows the credits.) With him wearing a white uni, and performing against a white background, it took a moment for me to notice that he didn’t really use any baseballs, doing a pantomime using vocal sound effects.

  • Robert | March 29, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”243864″]Some disturbing news last night: I was playing my first game in the local men’s wood bat league, decked out with 9″ red stirrups and everything. But lo and behold, the opposing team’s coach (the league’s commissioner) who clearly doesn’t Get It told me that by the next game I had to either wear all red socks or pull my pant legs all the way down. Rather silly, if I must say.[/quote]

    Unreal. Did this guy say why he was imposing such a rule? Little power hungry, is he?

  • Matt Parker | March 29, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    Just noticed that the Portland Timbers wore their new 3rd kit last night – Rose City Red. Here’s a video that shows all three of their new kits for this season. To my knowledge, they’ve never had red before. Their 3rd kit was previously yellow.

  • Gavin | March 29, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    Two thoughts about that Cubs photo:

    Fukudome looks a little uncomfortable.

    The showgirl’s boob is pressed into Fonzi’s arm, and he feels a-OK about it.

  • Sports Tsar | March 29, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    old whitey CAN’T WAIT to get at those mounds on the ends

    George
    http://sportstsar.co...

  • Collin | March 29, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matt. 10:30.

    The idea that God is “too busy” to care about Orlando Hudson’s livelihood or about anything else He created is antithetical to the concept of an unlimited, all-powerful deity.

  • DawgFan | March 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”243838″][quote comment=”243829″]Man, do I hate Memphis’ uniforms. They are horrible on so many levels, from the design, to the cut of the jerseys. Complete garbage. And of course, they are made by Adidas.
    Long live the Swoosh!![/quote]

    they are terrible. the good thing about them is that you probably only have to look at them for only 1 more game.

    memphis was with reebok for like 10 minutes a while back. they outfitted memphis using their iverson I3 line of shoes, uni, and product. they werent too bad.
    http://pictopia.com/...

    say what you want about memphis, but they play in a garbage conference, and their whole means of play, the dribble drive motion, the basic freelance offense is no different than what you can see on the and1 mix tape. its gonna fail soon.

    the kid douglas roberts is a player, i’ll give you that. but i dont trust memphis (or tennessee for that matter) style of basketball.

    calipari has the wool pulled over the eyes of the media and of most of america. i think he escapes the scrutiny of playing in sub par conferences, and recruiting talent which is not the best academically (anyone know what his grad rates are?) by being a great, friendly and personable guy (ive met him, he is a nice guy!) and always giving great media interviews.

    he is a great recruiter of talent. one of the best. but he has made a career of simply getting great recruits and playing in terrible conferences. he has rarely if ever had more than 1 team in conference (a10 or usa) that challenged his teams for supremacy. its an easy way to get safety, contract extensions, and nba offers. interesting how he never took the jobs at any of the “major conferences”.[/quote]

    I’d love for my team to go to the Elite-8 every year, I’ll take that “garbage” any day of the week. Does Michigan State have your respect? Because Memphis just wiped the court with them. I don’t care if you don’t like a team, but don’t be stupid and say a team that goes deep in the tourny every year is “garbage”.

  • jere | March 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”243907″]But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matt. 10:30.

    The idea that God is “too busy” to care about Orlando Hudson’s livelihood or about anything else He created is antithetical to the concept of an unlimited, all-powerful deity.[/quote]

    Take it to BibleWatch, guy! :)

    While I’m as against thanking deities for every minor thing as anybody, I will say that some of these players aren’t doing that, but rather doing it as a remembrance of a dead family member. (I guess pointing up is easier (and less-confusing for everybody) than figuring out where that person is buried in relation to the stadium you’re in and pointing in that direction.)

    Still, I’m waiting for the athlete who starts pointing down after home runs and then in interviews explains in complete seriousness that he’s a Satanist. I’d root for that guy.

  • LI Phil | March 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”243917″]I’d love for my team to go to the Elite-8 every year, I’ll take that “garbage” any day of the week. Does Michigan State have your respect? Because Memphis just wiped the court with them. I don’t care if you don’t like a team, but don’t be stupid and say a team that goes deep in the tourny every year is “garbage”.[/quote]

    i gotta agree with the dawg here, todd

    say what you will about memphis playing in a “subpar” conf, and cal maybe not being john wooden, but this team is the real deal, i think, this year

    they flat out RAPED the sparties last night…i mean…took them behind the woodshed and had their way with them raped…even when state when on a 15 or 16 point run in the second half, memphis was only playing at half speed and STILL had a 16 point lead!

    will they win the whole thing? i doubt it, but after last evening, i wouldn’t call it an upset either

    …now…as far as the tiger unis…well, maybe they’ll dump the 3 stripes of nike one of these years

  • LI Phil | March 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote]maybe they’ll dump the 3 stripes of nike one of these years[/quote]

    that should say *for nike*

  • todd krevanchi | March 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

  • Steve | March 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    Mets Classics on SNY right now has a Mets/Phillies game from 1988 when they clinched the NL East. The Phillies have on their sweet powder blue unis.

  • Collin | March 29, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote]Take it to BibleWatch, guy! :)

    While I’m as against thanking deities for every minor thing as anybody, I will say that some of these players aren’t doing that, but rather doing it as a remembrance of a dead family member. (I guess pointing up is easier (and less-confusing for everybody) than figuring out where that person is buried in relation to the stadium you’re in and pointing in that direction.)

    Still, I’m waiting for the athlete who starts pointing down after home runs and then in interviews explains in complete seriousness that he’s a Satanist. I’d root for that guy.[/quote]

    OK OK – I hear you. I completely acknowledge that the topic has nothing to do with uniforms. I’d rather be talking uniforms, ’cause that’s what I came here for. I’ll lay off the amateur biblical scholarship.

    BUT I didn’t raise the topic in the first place – Bryan did because he, admittedly, could not think of anything uni-related to say.

  • todd krevanchi | March 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”243917″][quote comment=”243838″][quote comment=”243829″]Man, do I hate Memphis’ uniforms. They are horrible on so many levels, from the design, to the cut of the jerseys. Complete garbage. And of course, they are made by Adidas.
    Long live the Swoosh!![/quote]

    they are terrible. the good thing about them is that you probably only have to look at them for only 1 more game.

    memphis was with reebok for like 10 minutes a while back. they outfitted memphis using their iverson I3 line of shoes, uni, and product. they werent too bad.
    http://pictopia.com/...

    say what you want about memphis, but they play in a garbage conference, and their whole means of play, the dribble drive motion, the basic freelance offense is no different than what you can see on the and1 mix tape. its gonna fail soon.

    the kid douglas roberts is a player, i’ll give you that. but i dont trust memphis (or tennessee for that matter) style of basketball.

    calipari has the wool pulled over the eyes of the media and of most of america. i think he escapes the scrutiny of playing in sub par conferences, and recruiting talent which is not the best academically (anyone know what his grad rates are?) by being a great, friendly and personable guy (ive met him, he is a nice guy!) and always giving great media interviews.

    he is a great recruiter of talent. one of the best. but he has made a career of simply getting great recruits and playing in terrible conferences. he has rarely if ever had more than 1 team in conference (a10 or usa) that challenged his teams for supremacy. its an easy way to get safety, contract extensions, and nba offers. interesting how he never took the jobs at any of the “major conferences”.[/quote]

    I’d love for my team to go to the Elite-8 every year, I’ll take that “garbage” any day of the week. Does Michigan State have your respect? Because Memphis just wiped the court with them. I don’t care if you don’t like a team, but don’t be stupid and say a team that goes deep in the tourny every year is “garbage”.[/quote]

    a. i’m not stupid. no reason to start shouting invective
    b. never once did i say that the team was garbage. nor did i say that getting to the regional final was either, those were your terms.
    c. i did say however that their conference was garbage. i dont think that it can be disputed that conference usa is not a tough conference. in fact i feel it is, at best, equal to, or inferior than most conferences referred to as mid majors.
    d. if you really read what i wrote, i wasnt overally critical of their team. in fact, you’ll notice that i agree that calipari has great talent playing there. i believe i said some of the best (i directly mentioned douglas roberts and nobody can debate rose).
    e. i dont like memphis (or its reasonable facsimile, tennessee) so you shouldnt care dawg. but please dont put words in my mouth and have me saying things that i never did.
    f. all im saying that calipari and his teams might have a bit more pride, a bit more sense of accomplishment in their seasons, knowing that they played teams like top acc, big east, big 10 or pac 10 teams twice a year and earned their regular season and conference tourney titles rather than continuing to play patsys like smu and utep.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    I’m not going to delve too much into the religious stuff, but I will say that, as a high school football player, one of our teammates led the team in prayer before every game, and he never prayed for victory. He prayed for the health and safety of all involved, and for God to allow us to be the best we could be, but never for God to help us win.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”243841″]They look like blue velvet wrestling shoes.[/quote]

    I agree, those look like Asics wrestling shoes (that’s wrestling as in Dan Gable, not Jon Cena).

  • Paul Lukas | March 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”243948″]I’m not going to delve too much into the religious stuff…[/quote]

    And neither is anyone else. No more God chatter (yes, even though Bryan started it), or I’ll simply replace the home page with an inverted pentagram. Thanks.

  • Jeff | March 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    I am not sure what everyone expects from the Civil Game unis. I like the basic, clean, classic look of them. Would I buy one? Probably not. But they are nice, classic jerseys.

    Now, if they could just inject some purple (just kidding Paul)

  • Tuffy | March 29, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    Those showgirls’ legs don’t look too good; they need to put some stockings on. Better yet, stirrup socks!

  • Jeff E. | March 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”243954″][quote comment=”243948″]I’m not going to delve too much into the religious stuff…[/quote]

    And neither is anyone else. No more God chatter (yes, even though Bryan started it), or I’ll simply replace the home page with an inverted pentagram. Thanks.[/quote]

    Actually, that’s still promoting a certain religion. ;-)

  • MLB2PDX | March 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”243899″]Just noticed that the Portland Timbers wore their new 3rd kit last night – Rose City Red. Here’s a video that shows all three of their new kits for this season. To my knowledge, they’ve never had red before.

    Their 3rd kit was previously yellow.[/quote]

    Was at the game last night. Froze my ass off, but that’s besides the point. I’m an idiot though, as I didn’t even put it together that they chose that color for the alt’s as “Rose City Red”. I now do not dislike them as much as I did last night. All in all, the Timbers usually have pretty good looking uni’s. Simple, etc.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | March 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm |

    Jeff Cunningham of Toronto FC is wearing #96 because he is starting the season with 96 career goals. How stupid.

    I wonder if he will change his number as his goal total increases?

  • Start Dialing | March 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    I know you said no more movie quotes, but you gotta fix the Cerrano one. The correct quote is:

    Ah, Jesus. I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.

  • Mike Engle | March 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”243967″]I am not sure what everyone expects from the Civil Game unis. I like the basic, clean, classic look of them. Would I buy one? Probably not. But they are nice, classic jerseys.

    Now, if they could just inject some purple (just kidding Paul)[/quote]
    You know what I expect? Just the regular damn uniforms! Put a patch on them if you must, but PLEASE no terrible uniforms for the sake of putting some leftover polyester to use.
    I like uniforms, but I HATE cookie cutters with a fleeting passion. That’s why I hate the Nike World horns and generally didn’t care for Adidas World Cup jerseys. And that’s what the Civil Rights Game looks like to me. Stupid one-color LOLcat font on the front, cities only on the front (looks like a baseball video game without an MLB license), and probably single-color back numbers without names.
    If you MUST have a more creative solution with alternate one-time jerseys, how about Negro League jerseys or throwbacks to 1963, the year of “I Have a Dream?” But these turds from the template are indefensible.

  • Matt | March 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |

    The Mets are wearing their ugly ass black hats for the Civil Rights game. Not only is it an ugly cap, but it doesn’t fit with the ugly unis…

  • James Craven | March 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    I agree with you Mike. Maybe next year we’ll see the Philadelphia Phillies (as the Philadelphia Stars or Hillsdale Giants) against the Baltimore Orioles (as the Baltimore Black Sox.)

  • chris | March 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |

    I want the inverted pentagram.

  • Matt | March 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    Shouldn’t the Civil Rights game feature two teams that, you know, existed when the Negro Leagues were around? Just a thought.

    Oh, and as far as my stirrups story goes, he didn’t really give me much of an explanation. I think it’s either an NFL style “everyone must match” thing or he for some reason viewed the white sanitary socks as distracting. Seriously. So much for the money spent of two pairs of stirrups…

  • MikeyB | March 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    I wonder how the Mets would look if they were wearing their blue hats with their unis today.

  • James Craven | March 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    Those Mets CRG unis look more like the Giants than the Mets.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”243997″]Shouldn’t the Civil Rights game feature two teams that, you know, existed when the Negro Leagues were around? Just a thought.[/quote]

    It’s the Civil Rights Game, not the Negro Leagues game. The fact that baseball needed a Negro Leagues shows that baseball wasn’t very interested in Civil Rights back then, so I say it’s better to have 2 teams that existed in the Civil Rights era participate in the Civil Rights Game.

    Personally, I say make Atlanta a permanent participant, since that’s where the Reverend King was from, but then you get into the hypocrisy of a team named the Braves playing in the game.

  • EdfromAZ | March 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    I’ve always wonder why the Dodgers haven’t been in these Civil Rights games (although this is just the second one). Now I almost wouldn’t want them to be if they had to change their unis to this crap we are seeing today.

  • Matt | March 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    I’ll just say that I’m eagerly awaiting next year’s Devil Rays-Rockies Civil Rights game.

  • Matt | March 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    Damn you malfunctioning strike-thru code! Now Joe Madden is going to fine me $1!

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”244005″]I’ve always wonder why the Dodgers haven’t been in these Civil Rights games (although this is just the second one). Now I almost wouldn’t want them to be if they had to change their unis to this crap we are seeing today.[/quote]

    Last year the Dodgers had the spotlight for Jackie Robinson Day, and this year they’re playing at the LA Coliseum as part of their 50 years in LA party.

  • Marcus Hall from B-More | March 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”243989″][quote comment=”243967″]I am not sure what everyone expects from the Civil Game unis. I like the basic, clean, classic look of them. Would I buy one? Probably not. But they are nice, classic jerseys.

    Now, if they could just inject some purple (just kidding Paul)[/quote]
    You know what I expect? Just the regular damn uniforms! Put a patch on them if you must, but PLEASE no terrible uniforms for the sake of putting some leftover polyester to use.
    I like uniforms, but I HATE cookie cutters with a fleeting passion. That’s why I hate the Nike World horns and generally didn’t care for Adidas World Cup jerseys. And that’s what the Civil Rights Game looks like to me. Stupid one-color LOLcat font on the front, cities only on the front (looks like a baseball video game without an MLB license), and probably single-color back numbers without names.
    If you MUST have a more creative solution with alternate one-time jerseys, how about Negro League jerseys or throwbacks to 1963, the year of “I Have a Dream?” But these turds from the template are indefensible.[/quote]

    My sentiments exactly!! these uni’s are boring and totally uninspired, especially given the importance of what this game represents. I agree, using the uni’s of the Negro Leagues would be perfect to honor the live of black folk, white folk and any other color folk who dedicated and some who gave their lives for the cause of freedom and civil rights. heck, i’d almost rather see Trajan font used on the uni’s……….OK, maybe i went to far with that

  • Nicole | March 29, 2008 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”243890″]Does anyone know where to find Replica Marquette basketball shorts online? Like the kind the actual team wears, or at least look a lot like the teams shorts. I can only find one off the beaten path site that sells them, but they don’t even have them in stock.[/quote]

    I didn’t look to see if they have them, but this is MU’s shop. http://shop.marquett...

    If you’re super desperate, I could probably go check out the Bookstore on campus for you and we can figure something out. Email me if you need to.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”244020″][quote comment=”243890″]Does anyone know where to find Replica Marquette basketball shorts online? Like the kind the actual team wears, or at least look a lot like the teams shorts. I can only find one off the beaten path site that sells them, but they don’t even have them in stock.[/quote]

    I didn’t look to see if they have them, but this is MU’s shop. http://shop.marquett...

    If you’re super desperate, I could probably go check out the Bookstore on campus for you and we can figure something out. Email me if you need to.[/quote]

    I took a peek at the MU site yesterday when it was first asked, and they only have the shorts in youth sizes.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | March 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    Jaroslav Halak, the backup goalie for the Montreal Canadiens has a new helmet. His old one had a depiction of Patrick Roy hoisting the Stanley Cup. After the fiasco with Patrick Roy this past week, I see he has changed it.

    I will try to post photos later.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | March 29, 2008 at 7:34 pm |

    In response to #57:

    Here is Halak’s old mask.

    New mask pics to come later.

  • Walaitis | March 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.

  • John | March 29, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    Interesting concepts on this site – rebranding the nhl unis and logos

  • Walaitis | March 29, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.

  • James Craven | March 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    Has anyone noticed that the refs in MLS are now wearing the adidas ref kits?

  • James Craven | March 29, 2008 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”244008″]“I’ll just say that I’m eagerly awaiting next year’s Devil Rays-Rockies Civil Rights game.”[/quote]

    Matt, spare ye that dollar because it’s been fixed for you.

  • Luke Mohamed | March 29, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    This goes along with the Sevens Up post from yesterday.
    I noticed this today on my Penguins jerseys.
    Look at the sevens on the sleeves of the jersey and then look at the sevens on the back, the joint in the seven is cut out on the arm. Are other team’s like this too?

  • Luke Mohamed | March 29, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    Oh, forgot the link

  • Luke Mohamed | March 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm |
  • Stuby | March 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”244033″][quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.[/quote]
    They have actually reconfigured the Coliseum in the past 10-20 years. They removed the Olympic track and, I think, lowered the playing surface to add more seats closer to the USC Song Girls. It would be impossible to exactly duplicate the 1958 configuration.

  • Stuby | March 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”244012″][quote comment=”243989″][quote comment=”243967″]I am not sure what everyone expects from the Civil Game unis. I like the basic, clean, classic look of them. Would I buy one? Probably not. But they are nice, classic jerseys.

    Now, if they could just inject some purple (just kidding Paul)[/quote]
    You know what I expect? Just the regular damn uniforms! Put a patch on them if you must, but PLEASE no terrible uniforms for the sake of putting some leftover polyester to use.
    I like uniforms, but I HATE cookie cutters with a fleeting passion. That’s why I hate the Nike World horns and generally didn’t care for Adidas World Cup jerseys. And that’s what the Civil Rights Game looks like to me. Stupid one-color LOLcat font on the front, cities only on the front (looks like a baseball video game without an MLB license), and probably single-color back numbers without names.
    If you MUST have a more creative solution with alternate one-time jerseys, how about Negro League jerseys or throwbacks to 1963, the year of “I Have a Dream?” But these turds from the template are indefensible.[/quote]

    My sentiments exactly!! these uni’s are boring and totally uninspired, especially given the importance of what this game represents. I agree, using the uni’s of the Negro Leagues would be perfect to honor the live of black folk, white folk and any other color folk who dedicated and some who gave their lives for the cause of freedom and civil rights. heck, i’d almost rather see Trajan font used on the uni’s……….OK, maybe i went to far with that[/quote]
    I just don’t understand why they are wearing uniforms that don’t signify, well, anything. It’s a pretty dumb idea, the uniforms I mean.

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    Just noticed something near the end of the UNC-Louisville game. They showed a closeup of Denny Green shooting a free throw, and his jeresy was missing the memorial parth for Eve Carson. It took me a minute to remember that, earlier in the game, Green had gotten a cut on his head and had to be taken out of the game because of blood. He must’ve had to have changed jerseys, and the backup blood jeresy didn’t have the patch on it.

  • Mark MihaIik | March 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”244041″][quote comment=”244033″][quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.[/quote]
    They have actually reconfigured the Coliseum in the past 10-20 years. They removed the Olympic track and, I think, lowered the playing surface to add more seats closer to the USC Song Girls. It would be impossible to exactly duplicate the 1958 configuration.[/quote]

    I’m really bummed that this game isn’t nationally televised. I understand the significance of the Civil Rights game and all that, but ESPN should’ve televised both.

    I would just love to see this in HD. How cool does that look?

  • Mark MihaIik | March 29, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    I should’ve mentioned this in my last comment, but I just noticed this now…Look at where the shortstop/left fielder are!

    It’s basically a five-man infield.

  • LI Phil | March 29, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”244059″]Just noticed something near the end of the UNC-Louisville game. They showed a closeup of Denny Green shooting a free throw, and his jeresy was missing the memorial parth for Eve Carson. It took me a minute to remember that, earlier in the game, Green had gotten a cut on his head and had to be taken out of the game because of blood. He must’ve had to have changed jerseys, and the backup blood jeresy didn’t have the patch on it.[/quote]

    good call stevo

    you can see green without the eve patch (far right) in this pic;

    and in this pic the patch is clearly missing

    (see this pic for reference as to where the patch should be)

    question…since im not particularly familiar with the ‘blood jersey’…if he had to wear it, wouldn’t it NOT have had his number? or do they keep ‘backup’ jerseys for each player?

    failing that, is it possible the patch just plain fell off?

    any help would be appreciated

  • Stevo | March 29, 2008 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”244063″]
    good call stevo

    you can see green without the eve patch (far right) in this pic;

    and in this pic the patch is clearly missing

    (see this pic for reference as to where the patch should be)

    question…since im not particularly familiar with the ‘blood jersey’…if he had to wear it, wouldn’t it NOT have had his number? or do they keep ‘backup’ jerseys for each player?

    failing that, is it possible the patch just plain fell off?

    any help would be appreciated[/quote]

    It could be that the backup jerseys don’t have the Eve patches, since they’re rarely used. Of course, the jersey does have the NCAA blue dot, but that could’ve been slapped on in the locker room, since we’ve established that those things can be just stuck on.

  • Stuby | March 29, 2008 at 11:45 pm |

    Y’know, I grew up as a Giants fan in the Bay Area hating the Dodgers, but it would have been kind of cool if the two teams had come up with one patch commemorating baseball’s move to the West Coast.

  • Josh | March 29, 2008 at 11:55 pm |

    Fukudome’s shoes do appear to be velvet. I noticed that in Spring Training. I kept staring at his spikes when he was up to bat wondering why they looked so funny.

    As for Memphis, they really need to go full Nike. Their football team is Nike, but Calapari has his own deal with Adidas. The biggest problem with their unis is the fact that the official school colors are BLUE & GRAY, not blue & black. Their unis have no gray on them ANYWHERE.
    The blue & gray were chosen to honor the end of the civil war, and the coming together of the Union (blue) and confederacy (gray).

  • Bryan Redemske | March 30, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”244061″][quote comment=”244041″][quote comment=”244033″][quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.[/quote]
    They have actually reconfigured the Coliseum in the past 10-20 years. They removed the Olympic track and, I think, lowered the playing surface to add more seats closer to the USC Song Girls. It would be impossible to exactly duplicate the 1958 configuration.[/quote]

    I’m really bummed that this game isn’t nationally televised. I understand the significance of the Civil Rights game and all that, but ESPN should’ve televised both.

    I would just love to see this in HD. How cool does that look?[/quote]

    Actually, I watched the first few innings (free MLB Extra Innings on the dish this week), and it’s really, really unsettling. The main camera is in deep right-center field, making the view very strange. And the standards for the backstop are pretty much always in the way of any behind-the-plate shot. Still, though, very cool idea.

  • Josh | March 30, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    Interesting fact about the Elite Eight:

    Every game features a Nike team vs. an Adidas team

    Louisville (adidas)
    vs. UNC (Nike / Jordan)

    Memphis (adidas)
    vs. Texas (nike)

    FUCLA (adidas)
    vs. Xavier (Nike)

    Kansas (adidas)
    vs. Davidson (Nike)

    That led me to some research (futile since UNC beat Louisville)
    I was curious when the last time the Final Four didn’t have a team wearing Nikes.

    I believe it was 1981.
    Indiana wore Converse
    Virginia wore what appeared to be Pro Keds
    UNC wore Converse
    I couldn’t find any photos of what LSU wore back then but they wore Converse in 1986 so I doubt they were Nike.
    1982 – Georgetown and Houston in Nikes
    1983 – Houston in Nikes
    1984 – Georgetown and Houston in Nikes
    1985 – I believe this was the first all Nike Final Four – G’Town, St. Johns, Memphis State, Villanova (Memphis switched to Converse in 1987)
    1986 – Kansas
    1987 – Syracuse, UNLV
    1988 – Kansas, Arizona (not sure what Oklahoma wore)
    1989 – Michigan, Seton Hall
    1990 – UNLV
    1991 – Kansas, UNLV
    1992 – Michigan, Cincinnati
    1993 – Michigan
    1994 – Duke, Arizona
    1995 – UNC, Oklahoma State
    1996 – Syracuse, UMass, Mississippi St
    1997 – Arizona, UNC, Minnesota
    1998 – UNC, Stanford, Kentucky (UK’s first year in Nike)
    1999 – UCONN, Duke, Ohio State
    2000 – UNC, Florida
    2001 – Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State (MSU’s first year in Nike)
    2002 – Maryland, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma (Yes, IU did briefly wear Nikes in the Mike Davis era)
    2003 – Syracuse, Kansas, Texas, Marquette
    2004 – UCONN, Georgia Tech, Duke, Oklahoma St
    2005 – UNC, Illinois, Michigan St
    2006 – Florida, LSU, George Mason
    2007 – Florida, Ohio St, Georgetown

  • Josh W. | March 30, 2008 at 12:39 am |

    Yea, I’ll agree with Paul that it is a very weird feel for the camera angles and what not. Sometimes the second baseman or umpire gets in the way and you can’t see the batter because the camera’s so much lower than usual. But all in all, I think its pretty cool. I’m a big ballpark guy, so I love seeing this kind of stuff. Anyways, to make this uni-relevant, i saw that the dodgers were gonna auction off these (sorry it’s hard to see) “game worn” jerseys after the game tonight. The only problem is, they’re not wearing those patches in the game. I don’t doubt that they’ll sign the actual jerseys that are being worn, but they’re showing a picture of a jersey with a special Coliseum patch, that isn’t even being worn tonight. Not too big of a deal, I just thought I’d contribute with that.

  • Josh W. | March 30, 2008 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”244121″]Interesting fact about the Elite Eight:

    Every game features a Nike team vs. an Adidas team

    Louisville (adidas)
    vs. UNC (Nike / Jordan)

    Memphis (adidas)
    vs. Texas (nike)

    FUCLA (adidas)
    vs. Xavier (Nike)

    Kansas (adidas)
    vs. Davidson (Nike)

    That led me to some research (futile since UNC beat Louisville)
    I was curious when the last time the Final Four didn’t have a team wearing Nikes.

    I believe it was 1981.
    Indiana wore Converse
    Virginia wore what appeared to be Pro Keds
    UNC wore Converse
    I couldn’t find any photos of what LSU wore back then but they wore Converse in 1986 so I doubt they were Nike.
    1982 – Georgetown and Houston in Nikes
    1983 – Houston in Nikes
    1984 – Georgetown and Houston in Nikes
    1985 – I believe this was the first all Nike Final Four – G’Town, St. Johns, Memphis State, Villanova (Memphis switched to Converse in 1987)
    1986 – Kansas
    1987 – Syracuse, UNLV
    1988 – Kansas, Arizona (not sure what Oklahoma wore)
    1989 – Michigan, Seton Hall
    1990 – UNLV
    1991 – Kansas, UNLV
    1992 – Michigan, Cincinnati
    1993 – Michigan
    1994 – Duke, Arizona
    1995 – UNC, Oklahoma State
    1996 – Syracuse, UMass, Mississippi St
    1997 – Arizona, UNC, Minnesota
    1998 – UNC, Stanford, Kentucky (UK’s first year in Nike)
    1999 – UCONN, Duke, Ohio State
    2000 – UNC, Florida
    2001 – Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State (MSU’s first year in Nike)
    2002 – Maryland, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma (Yes, IU did briefly wear Nikes in the Mike Davis era)
    2003 – Syracuse, Kansas, Texas, Marquette
    2004 – UCONN, Georgia Tech, Duke, Oklahoma St
    2005 – UNC, Illinois, Michigan St
    2006 – Florida, LSU, George Mason
    2007 – Florida, Ohio St, Georgetown[/quote]

    Georgia Tech is not technically a Nike school. They do wear Nike shoes, but they’re outfitted by Russell

  • Josh | March 30, 2008 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”244124″]

    Georgia Tech is not technically a Nike school. They do wear Nike shoes, but they’re outfitted by Russell[/quote]

    True – I was putting in all teams that wore Nike shoes.
    Prior to 1994 the only teams that had Nike Uniforms were UNLV and Georgetown, so if I was just using teams that were head to toe Nike I couldn’t have included any team other than UNLV and G’Town prior to that year.

  • Josh W. | March 30, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”244125″][quote comment=”244124″]

    Georgia Tech is not technically a Nike school. They do wear Nike shoes, but they’re outfitted by Russell[/quote]

    True – I was putting in all teams that wore Nike shoes.
    Prior to 1994 the only teams that had Nike Uniforms were UNLV and Georgetown, so if I was just using teams that were head to toe Nike I couldn’t have included any team other than UNLV and G’Town prior to that year.[/quote]

    Oh ok, that makes sense. Gotcha

  • mtjaws | March 30, 2008 at 2:05 am |

    [quote comment=”244030″]Interesting concepts on this site – rebranding the nhl unis and logos[/quote]

    Those are some awesome logos and designs. I hope that artist is using his skills to make some money somewhere.

  • Mark MihaIik | March 30, 2008 at 2:07 am |

    [quote comment=”244069″][quote comment=”244061″][quote comment=”244041″][quote comment=”244033″][quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.[/quote]
    They have actually reconfigured the Coliseum in the past 10-20 years. They removed the Olympic track and, I think, lowered the playing surface to add more seats closer to the USC Song Girls. It would be impossible to exactly duplicate the 1958 configuration.[/quote]

    I’m really bummed that this game isn’t nationally televised. I understand the significance of the Civil Rights game and all that, but ESPN should’ve televised both.

    I would just love to see this in HD. How cool does that look?[/quote]

    Actually, I watched the first few innings (free MLB Extra Innings on the dish this week), and it’s really, really unsettling. The main camera is in deep right-center field, making the view very strange. And the standards for the backstop are pretty much always in the way of any behind-the-plate shot. Still, though, very cool idea.[/quote]

    Yeah, I just saw the highlights on SportsCenter, and the pitcher-batter camera angle was indeed bizarre. Still, it looked like quite a spectacle. Just check out some of the really strange shots from the game…

    http://images.sports...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://images.sports...

    And this is just beautiful (it almost doesn’t even look real):

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • todd krevanchi | March 30, 2008 at 3:12 am |

    [quote comment=”244063″][quote comment=”244059″]Just noticed something near the end of the UNC-Louisville game. They showed a closeup of Denny Green shooting a free throw, and his jeresy was missing the memorial parth for Eve Carson. It took me a minute to remember that, earlier in the game, Green had gotten a cut on his head and had to be taken out of the game because of blood. He must’ve had to have changed jerseys, and the backup blood jeresy didn’t have the patch on it.[/quote]

    good call stevo

    you can see green without the eve patch (far right) in this pic;

    and in this pic the patch is clearly missing

    (see this pic for reference as to where the patch should be)

    question…since im not particularly familiar with the ‘blood jersey’…if he had to wear it, wouldn’t it NOT have had his number? or do they keep ‘backup’ jerseys for each player?

    failing that, is it possible the patch just plain fell off?

    any help would be appreciated[/quote]

    at the acc tourney, the EVE patches were being distributed to fans in sticker form. most wore them as a show of solidarity with the team.

    im sure they did the same last week in raleigh, and now here back in charlotte. if that element of the uniform was important, a quick sticker fix could have been implementedd.

  • BA | March 30, 2008 at 3:15 am |

    [quote comment=”244131″][quote comment=”244069″][quote comment=”244061″][quote comment=”244041″][quote comment=”244033″][quote comment=”244029″][quote comment=”244028″][quote comment=”243926″]stadium configuration at the coliseum for one of the upcoming sox/dodgers games
    http://www.jethawks....

    Nice catch! I was wondering when that would appear. It’s a shame, though … I mean, the logistics of dugouts on the field, a temporary “foul ball” net in the middle of grass, and what set of seats need to be blocked out for a batter’s eye? Too many issues here. I would have MUCH preferred to have seen a “Polo Grounds” type field with 600 feet to dead center.[/quote]

    They’re recreating the original layout of the Coliseum.[/quote]

    Well, offering a tribute to, yes … recreating …` maybe only in where the infield dirt sat.[/quote]
    They have actually reconfigured the Coliseum in the past 10-20 years. They removed the Olympic track and, I think, lowered the playing surface to add more seats closer to the USC Song Girls. It would be impossible to exactly duplicate the 1958 configuration.[/quote]

    I’m really bummed that this game isn’t nationally televised. I understand the significance of the Civil Rights game and all that, but ESPN should’ve televised both.

    I would just love to see this in HD. How cool does that look?[/quote]

    Actually, I watched the first few innings (free MLB Extra Innings on the dish this week), and it’s really, really unsettling. The main camera is in deep right-center field, making the view very strange. And the standards for the backstop are pretty much always in the way of any behind-the-plate shot. Still, though, very cool idea.[/quote]

    Yeah, I just saw the highlights on SportsCenter, and the pitcher-batter camera angle was indeed bizarre. Still, it looked like quite a spectacle. Just check out some of the really strange shots from the game…

    http://images.sports...
    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    http://images.sports...

    And this is just beautiful (it almost doesn’t even look real):

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    I went to the game. It was definitely a sight to be seen. The Dodgers went with five infielders, bringing Andruw Jones in…leaving left field empty (it was only 200 feet from home plate-shorter than the fences in the little league world series).

    Really a cool thing to see.

  • jesse | March 30, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    Is Fukudome wearing blue velvet Asics?

    86 posts and everyone missed it. They are blue suede asics. Get it, Las Vegas, Elvis, Blue Suede shoes?

  • Michael Wing | March 30, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    Agree with the comments about the Civil Rights Game uniforms. One commentator called them “throwbacks.” Uh, what? I would kind of like to get inside the heads of the people who planned this aspect of the game. OK, we see it — they’re stark, on purpose. No nicknames. Yes. OK. Which means … what? That the history of the struggle means that people didn’t have time for frivolous things like nicknames? I just don’t get it.

    On to another mini-rant about standardized branding. For how many years has the NCAA been laying down generic court colors for the regionals? Last year, I believe that the eight sites (men + women) were all blue with white letters. This year, black with blue. And, just to make another tenuous connection with the previous paragraph: they had to use the standard, stock fonts — someone above referred to it as the “lolcat” font.

    For me, part of the fun each year has been the colorful diversity of the venues. (I know they’ve changed the courts for the Final Four for years, but I still smile when I remember the NC State-Houston game played in New Mexico — with “LOBOS” clearly marked on the endline. Why does every court now have to look identical? We get it; they’re NCAA sites. But the bottom line: Bland. Boring. Ugly.

  • Adam C. | March 30, 2008 at 9:07 pm |

    I’m watching the Braves-Nationals game on TV right now and it appears the Atlanta Braves have new hats. I haven’t seen anything on this yet, including in the MLB preview, but I could be crazy. They are all blue, even the button on top, with the white A.

    I actually like them, unlike the Braves themselves. Also, I find it odd that they wear the new all-blue hats, but still wear red-brimmed helmets.