This real money site caters to all players, with reviews on mobile games you can play, including slots, blackjack, and roulette.

Uni Watch Sock Drawer Project

IMG_4324.JPG

As many of you know, I often play softball on Sunday afternoons, and I practice what I preach by wearing stirrups. For years I’ve been going with basic navy, because I always wear navy sweatpants. But as you may recall from a few weeks ago, the folks at Mitchell & Ness recently sent me a box filled with hose-a-plenty, so I’ve decided to inaugurate a new project: the Uni Watch Stirrups of the Week. Yesterday was my first game of the year (we’ve had shitty Sunday weather up until now), so here’s our first installment:

This week’s design: navy with red stripes, medium-cut.

Ideal for feeling like a member of: the 1950s Cubs.

Color-coordination factor: Easy.

How they looked: Totally bitchin’ (further evidence here, here, here, here, and here).

How I felt: Totally bitchin’.

How I played: Rusty day at the plate — F7, GIDP (ugh), and 5-3. Saw a lot of action in left field, most of which I ran down, although I’m still pissed about one shot over my head that I couldn’t quite corral (it glanced off my glove, which prolonged what turned out to be a damaging inning for my team). All in all: lots of room for improvement. But godDAMN did my stripes look good!

I’ll continue to wear a different set of hose each time I play. There were 11 pairs in the box from Mitchell & Ness, plus I have those genuine Mets stirrups that Paul Wiederecht recently gave me, so that should get me through most of the season (I don’t play every week).

And hey, speaking of Mitchell & Ness, I had a blast on Saturday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where the M&N folks had set up a display devoted to Philly’s uniform history. This was my first time meeting M&N prexy Peter Capolino, who turned out to be a really sweet guy and a great storyteller. Also on hand were M&N researcher and longtime Uni Watch contributor Jared Wheeler (my first time meeting him, too — great, great guy) and Victory Pennants honcho Morris Levin, plus some Uni Watch readers stopped by as well.

Peter had set up a few racks of old Philly A’s jerseys (plus he included that black New York Giants design, cuz that’s what the Giants wore against the A’s in the 1911 World Series), and a similar display for the Phillies (thanks for the prop assistance, Kirsten). Plus there were lots of patches, pennants (this one was my favorite), caps, and related ephemera. And check this out: a few items from the Phils’ short-lived Blue Jays period.

But my favorite item on display had nothing to do with Philadelphia: these pants, which had an incredible blue/gold pinstripe pattern (additional views here and here). Is that gorgeous or what? Peter says he isn’t sure what team wore this — someone gave him the pants, but no corresponding jersey, a few years back.

The Philadelphia A’s Historical Society had a table too, stocked with assorted photos, yearbooks, programs, and so on. Interestingly, they also had a team portrait of the 1955 Kansas City A’s (that was the franchise’s first year after leaving Philly) — I love that map that shows all the radio affiliates.

After a checking out the Reading Terminal Market and getting a pork sandwich at DiNic’s, it was off to Bob & Barbara’s for the latest Uni Watch gathering. Great time (esp. seeing all the locals slowly going out of their minds as the Mets beat the Phils on the bar’s TV), but I just wasn’t in the mood to take photos. Sorry ’bout that. Big thanks to everyone who came out, and bonus thanks for all the drinks, gifts, and kind words — Philly fans may have legendarily tough exteriors, but I can now attest that they’ve also got soft, friendly hearts.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Cool vintage Celtics sweaters here and here (as discovered by Mike Cooperman). … Attention everyone who’s been asking me where to buy stirrups — look! … NHL note from Al Stone: “Very early on in Thursday night’s Flyers/Caps game, Ovechkin had his facemask cracked and had to very quickly grab Boyd Gordon’s visor-less helmet off the bench. It was very unusual to see him finish the shift without a visor — didn’t look like the usual Ovie at all. The very next shift, however, he was back out on the ice with a repaired helmet with visor.” … Here’s another Sparky Anderson shot, this time from his days with the Fort Worth Cats (with thanks to Jeff Meyers). … James Maino reports that Virginia Tech will have a “whiteout” game on September 6th, with 1970s throwbacks. … See any glaring similarities here? I don’t, but some idiots in Miami do (with thanks to Greg Mays). … We all know about sponsor-driven team uniforms, but how about sponsor-designed umpire uniforms? (Nice find by Steven Wyder) … Speaking of sponsorship logos, check this out (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Have bat weights been logo-emblazoned all along? That photo is the first time I’ve noticed it. … The KC T-Bones have backed off their idea of wearing prison-striped uniforms in “honor” of local prisoner Michael Vick. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Habs goalie Carey Price is my kinda fella. … Also from yesterday: Check out this huge NOB lettering (taken from this cricket highlight vid). … Scroll down to the “Around Baseball” section of this page for news about Bobby Abreu’s cleats and his plans to become a sporting goods mogul (with thanks to Matt Powers). … Weren’t the new 5950s supposed to eliminate this problem? … Bit of a Mets jersey mystery over on Jon Springer’s site — look here. … “Nebraska football has worn black shoes for a number of seasons, maybe the duration of their contract with Adidas,” writes Bryan Hansen. “But in Saturday’s spring game, it looked like they may be in transition to a white/red shoe. There were several players in the (presumably old) black shoes and others wearing a new white/red shoe.” … Here’s the latest story on the tensions between teams, leagues, and media in the new-media era — recommended reading. … If the Blue Jays can make throwback powder blue uniforms, can’t they make a throwback smock for Joihn Gibbons? (Screen grab courtesy of Michael Moss.) … Speaking of managerial attire, what’s up with Terry Francona’s collar? Like, is it tucked under, or did he have it removed? (With thanks to Mark Shipman.) … Holy-moly (courtesy of David Soline). … Jeremy Brahm reports that the 2011 Women’s World Cup logo will look like this. … Cool old photo of Lou Gehrig here (rare non-Wisconsin contribution from Nicole Haase). … Speaking of Gehrig, did you know he’s the only Yankee ever to have worn No. 4? Or that the other players wore Joe D.’s No. 5 while he was in the military? You would if you’d read this excellent piece about Yankees uni numbers (with thanks to Alan Kreit). … Adidas can’t be happy about Shaq wearing a Nike compression shirt (good spot by Brett Crane). … “Looks like the Raptors are rolling out a new logo for the playoffs,” writes Sean, who didn’t give his last name. “Basically just the original dino logo but de-purple-ized.” … The Fresno Grizzlies wore autism-awareness jerseys on Friday (with thanks to Aaron Wiens, who also sent along some pics of the most disturbingly purple car I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing). … “Lance Armstrong was at Fenway on Saturday (because he’s running the Boston Marathon on Monday), and some players on both the Red Sox and the Rangers wore yellow wristbands (not to be confused with the Livestrong bracelets) to support his charity,” writes Mark Mihalik. “Unfortunately the only picture I could find was this one. I also noticed that Jacoby Ellsbury went a step further by wearing a yellow arm band and yellow shoelaces.” … Another Rangers/Bosox report, this time from Nick Freeman: “I was at Friday’s game and noticed in the 1st inning that the Rangers’ bat boy was wearing their gray away uniform even though the team was wearing the blue alternates.We all sat there making fun of the Rangers for being too cheap to buy the bat boys proper jerseys. But then in the 4th, the bat boy had switched and was now in blue. Throw this in with all their other jersey issues and this is a team in trouble.” … “The Ravens, now under John Harbaugh, have stepped up their practice unis,” reports Joe Hilseberg, “going from Brian Billick’s high school rejects look to pretty darn close to the game-day jersey, even with names on the back. … Good interview here with the Sneaker Wars author, although the accompanying photo gallery has several caption errors (with thanks to Chris LaHaye). … My browser refuses to play this video, but David Sonny says the last 20 seconds or so show a sneak preview of the U. of Cincinnati’s new football uniforms. … Personal Foul, Abusing the Uniform, Part 1: Will someone please get these guys a box of Kleenex? … Personal Foul, Abusing the Uniform, Part 2: And while you’re at it, get this guy a snack. … The official wire service caption for that last photo, by the way, begins like so: “Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons looks on while playing the Philadelphia 76ers…” That brings up a pet peeve: What’s the deal with the term “looks on”? I’ve been seeing it in sports photo captions since I was a kid, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used in any non-sports context. It’s such a lame-o cop-out of a term — says nothing, means nothing. And yet a quick check of Yahoo! Sports (who I could never work for, if only because that exclamation point would drive me out of my fucking mind) reveals that there are currently 793 “looks on”-inclusive photos out there, which means there are some seriously lazy caption writers. I mean, whatever else Rodney Stuckey is doing, he’s not looking on. Please join me in campaigning to eradicate this annoying term from the sports lexicon. … Remember, Roberto Clemente documentary tonight on PBS.

No comment? No — comment!: As many of you are aware, our spam filter got all bitchy on Friday night and started grabbing every single reader comment. This forced Bryan, John, and me (well, mostly Bryan and John) to spend the weekend going into the filter and manually approving every pearl of wisdom you chose to share with us. Now, don’t get me wrong — it’s not that we don’t enjoy wading through hundreds of porno-spambot posts just to find the one legitimate reader comment that consists of a quotation from a Seinfeld episode — but we wouldn’t want you to think we were having too much fun, so John installed a new spam filter late last night. It appears to be working properly so far, but we’re still learning its quirks (and it’s still learning that terms like “stirrups fetish” are not cause for alarm), so it’s possible that some of your comments may still get waylaid, and/or that some spam will find its way onto the site. I trust you’ll bear with us as you continue to share your photos of USC cheerleaders (and high-minded reactions thereto), references to Major League, and all the other insights that make the comments section such a vibrant, stimulating forum. Thanks.

 

114 comments to Uni Watch Sock Drawer Project

  • Nick | April 21, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.

  • Chris is Nashville | April 21, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    So Paul, you bat right and throw left? What’s up with that?

  • BringBackTheVet | April 21, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Thanks for organizing Saturday’s get together. It’s been a while since I “enjoyed” that much PBR.

    Mets still suck.

  • Paul Lukas | April 21, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    [quote comment=”255370″]So Paul, you bat right and throw left? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    When I was five or six yrs old and started playing stickball in the street, all the other kids batted right-handed, and I thought that was just “how you bat” — I didn’t realize there was another way. By the time I learned that I had another option, it was too late (I’ve periodically tried to bat left-handed, but it always feels too awkward). Cleon Jones was always one of my favorite Mets, because he did the same thing — batted right, threw left.

    I’m also a right-handed shot in hockey and golf, so at least I’m consistent.

  • Jeff | April 21, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    Paul, does your mom only buy you one set of cleats that have to last the whole year, too? Otherwise, what’s up with the Copas?

  • Jonny Quest | April 21, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    Here’s some video of San Diego Padres pitcher Greg Maddux really adjusting his cup in the dugout sometime last week.

  • Mark Max | April 21, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”255373″]The Ravens, now under Jim Harbaugh, have stepped up their practice unis,[/quote]

    Actually the Ravens are coached by John Harbaugh. Jim, his brother, is still at Stanford

  • Bill | April 21, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    A Pittsburgh mashup, as well as a visual commentary on the state of the Pirates.

  • Bill | April 21, 2008 at 9:11 am |
  • Kek | April 21, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”255372″][quote comment=”255370″]So Paul, you bat right and throw left? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    When I was five or six yrs old and started playing stickball in the street, all the other kids batted right-handed, and I thought that was just “how you bat” — I didn’t realize there was another way. By the time I learned that I had another option, it was too late (I’ve periodically tried to bat left-handed, but it always feels too awkward). Cleon Jones was always one of my favorite Mets, because he did the same thing — batted right, threw left.

    I’m also a right-handed shot in hockey and golf, so at least I’m consistent.[/quote]
    Hey, you’re in good company. Ricky Henderson! I always thought that was odd with him because with his speed he could have been a great drag bunter.

    I bat and golf righty but am a lefty with a hockey stick. Never understood why, but it just felt more comfortable.

  • david | April 21, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Paul, it looks like the link I sent to you changed. This is a link to the Bearcats uniform sneak peak:

    http://www.cstv.com/...;

  • Rick | April 21, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    hmmm… soccer shoes, rolled-up sweat pants (navy no less), white-sleeve undershirt and a campaign ad on your shirt.
    Good thing you at least got the stirrups right…

  • Cosmo | April 21, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    Can we start a Ravens “Ditch the Purple” campaign? I think that the red no contact jerseys look great. They should go the way of the Raptors. Sure, there’s a decent amount of red in the NFL, but it’s for good reason–it looks good.

  • Robert | April 21, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Several players in the Reds/Brewers games were wearing yellow armbands as well.

  • Jim | April 21, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    Are those sweatpants or Man Capris? Just joking Paul. Guessing the pants were tucked in. Stirrups look great!! Love the cap too.

  • Rudy | April 21, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    Hey Paul I noticed that when the Oakland A’s wear their normal home and away uni’s they wear Green Socks, But when they go Black, so do the Socks

  • Stuby | April 21, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Does anyone know why corporate logos are banned from NCAA basketball jerseys, but are OK on NCAA football jerseys?

  • Phil Pane | April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Paul, the Red Sox are wearing special Earth Day patches tomorrow night. Here’s a link:

    Phil from CT

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”255384″]Hey Paul I noticed that when the Oakland A’s wear their normal home and away uni’s they wear Green Socks, But when they go Black, so do the Socks[/quote]

    once you go black…

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”255388″][quote comment=”255384″]Hey Paul I noticed that when the Oakland A’s wear their normal home and away uni’s they wear Green Socks, But when they go Black, so do the Socks[/quote]

    once you go black…[/quote]

    just closing the tags…

  • Kevin | April 21, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    I’ve noticed that David Ortiz is has been wearing this strange looking band around his left forearm. Anyone know what this is? Does it serve a purpose?

  • u2horn | April 21, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    Interesting quote from Texas A&M A.D. Bill Byrne, discussing their switch from Nike to Adidas last year:

    [quote] Byrne also addressed the Aggies’ move last year from Nike to adidas as the department’s apparel provider.

    He said he met with a Nike representative and requested the same deal as A&M’s chief rival, Texas.

    Byrne said he was offended when the rep told him, “You’re not as good as they are and you’re probably never going to be.” That statement made Byrne’s decision to switch to adidas even easier, he said, in addition to what was a more lucrative deal. [/quote]

    Poor aggies.

  • u2horn | April 21, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    Here’s the link to the story/quote

  • u2horn | April 21, 2008 at 10:46 am |
  • Brendan | April 21, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  • Scott B | April 21, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a screen grab, but several dugout shots yesterday showed Cardinals hitting coach Hal McRae wearing last year’s jersey, complete with 2006 World Champions patch on one shoulder and Josh Hancock memorial patch on the other. Anybody know why? I first though that maybe it was the anniversary of Hancock’s death, but that’s not until April 29th.

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”255393″]I’ve noticed that David Ortiz is has been wearing this strange looking band around his left forearm. Anyone know what this is? Does it serve a purpose?[/quote]

    bats, they are sick…he cannot hit curveball…straightball he hit it very much…curveball, bats are afraid…he ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats…he offer him cigar, rum, funny arm bands…he will come

  • Steve | April 21, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”255400″][quote comment=”255393″]I’ve noticed that David Ortiz is has been wearing this strange looking band around his left forearm. Anyone know what this is? Does it serve a purpose?[/quote]

    bats, they are sick…he cannot hit curveball…straightball he hit it very much…curveball, bats are afraid…he ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats…he offer him cigar, rum, funny arm bands…he will come[/quote]
    Post of the day. Well done

  • Husker E10 | April 21, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    In the words of THE ANSWER, I realize I’m “talkin’ bout pratice” here…but what’s with Florida touting their spring game as the “Blue & Orange Game” when they wear Blue and White and Ohio State going as far as calling it “Scarlet vs. Grays” when the grays actually where white? I understand that’s those colors are the official team colors, but come’on. At least my Huskers got it right by not calling there’s the “Scarlet and Cream” game and just calling it by what the teams were wearing…”Red & White“! But I guess that’s even faulty logic because you got the QB in the green protective jersey, huh?

    Guess that’s why I preferenced it by saying I was “talkin’ bout practice.”

  • Leo | April 21, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”255402″]In the words of THE ANSWER, I realize I’m “talkin’ bout pratice” here…but what’s with Florida touting their spring game as the “Blue & Orange Game” when they wear Blue and White and Ohio State going as far as calling it “Scarlet vs. Grays” when the grays actually where white? I understand that’s those colors are the official team colors, but come’on. At least my Huskers got it right by not calling there’s the “Scarlet and Cream” game and just calling it by what the teams were wearing…”Red & White“! But I guess that’s even faulty logic because you got the QB in the green protective jersey, huh?

    Guess that’s why I preferenced it by saying I was “talkin’ bout practice.”[/quote]

    I know the feeling. My alma mater’s Brown and Gold game is only short two of those colors…

    Still, it’s better than our made up school colors of black, white and silver (HOCKEY ONLY). Oi! It makes my head spin.

  • Ben P. | April 21, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    Paul, the Virginia Tech “1970’s throwbacks” jerseys are actually not a throwback at all. Rather, they’re more of a Mash-up of coaching eras.

    “The white uniforms will feature components of past uniforms in honor of a group of former Virginia Tech head coaches and teams (1961-86). It will mark the first time that Tech has worn all-white uniforms at Lane Stadium.

    The jerseys will have stripes on the shoulders to represent the Jerry Claiborne era, and the helmet will be white with an orange state of Virginia displayed on the sides, honoring the Charlie Coffey years. The stripes on the pants will be representative of Jimmy Sharpe’s tenure, while the T within the V logo used during Bill Dooley’s early seasons will be incorporated on the front of the jerseys.”

    I’d love to get your take on it.

    Here’s the link to the story:

  • Ben P. | April 21, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    I had some posting issues on that last entry.. had to resubmit it a few times to find out that it left off the link. Sorry bout that.

    Let’s try this again.

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

  • Hank | April 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”255405″]I had some posting issues on that last entry..
    Let’s try this again.[/quote]
    I’ve had two posts earlier that never appeared and may be floating around in cyberspace.

  • Paul Lukas | April 21, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”255407″][quote comment=”255405″]I had some posting issues on that last entry..
    Let’s try this again.[/quote]
    I’ve had two posts earlier that never appeared and may be floating around in cyberspace.[/quote]

    Like I said, please bear with us. We’re still learning the peculiarities of the new spam filter.

  • Neil | April 21, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    You say Mazel Tov.

  • Terri | April 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    Ok, slightly random question, but it’s been nagging me since the hockey playoffs started and I’ve actually gotten to watch the games instead of listen to them.

    Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    And most importantly, if all he does is sit in the box, scribble something down, and tell te player when they can leave the box, and the rest of the time he has a front row seat to the game, how do I get this job?

  • Chad G | April 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    Just seeing if I can get a post through…

  • Chad G | April 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    As they said during the game last night on espn he wears it because he has some disorder where he could bite his tongue…we all know this is bull though, and he wears it because he tips his pitches with his tongue.

    It always reminds me of that Babe Ruth movie with John Goodman wear he got shelled one game until they realized he stuck his tongue out when he threw his curveball. He then went out the next day and pitched a gem.

  • Kevin Z. | April 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    Those gray Philly A’s jerseys with navy logo and trim are beautiful. We could use more of that in the MLB nowadays.

  • Jeff Scott | April 21, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    Here are a couple screen grabs of Hal McRae wearing his 2007 jersey yesterday. What’s even more interesting is that he wore #8 last season. That’s Glaus’ number this year. So, on the split screen, both are wearing the same number. McRae is supposed to be wearing #15. Maybe he’s uncomfortable wearing Edmonds’ old digits. Until now, McRae has worn dugout jackets.

  • Scott B | April 21, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    I contacted Post-Dispatch Cardinal’s beat writer Derrick Goold re: McRae’s jersey, he is looking into it…Comment Numbers 23 & 24

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    Somebody is having some fun with Barry Bonds’ Roto World profile page:

    http://rotoworld.com...

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”255409″][quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    You say Mazel Tov.[/quote]

    I guess the guy’s not a Toronto Argos fan!

  • Jeff Scott | April 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    Let’s try those Hal McRae links again…

    /a>

    /a>

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    Here’s a nice clip of SI swimsuit cover girl Marisa Miller throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley. Nice form! She stood near the rubber too, and reached home plate on a fly…..

    http://sports.aol.co...

  • Stuby | April 21, 2008 at 1:02 pm |
  • Al | April 21, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    I do.

    “Oy.”

  • Flip | April 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”255372″][quote comment=”255370″]So Paul, you bat right and throw left? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    When I was five or six yrs old and started playing stickball in the street, all the other kids batted right-handed, and I thought that was just “how you bat” — I didn’t realize there was another way. By the time I learned that I had another option, it was too late (I’ve periodically tried to bat left-handed, but it always feels too awkward). Cleon Jones was always one of my favorite Mets, because he did the same thing — batted right, threw left.

    I’m also a right-handed shot in hockey and golf, so at least I’m consistent.[/quote]

    I, too, am left-handed at most everthing I do, except hit and play golf. Maybe that explains why I suck at both. (But I bowl as a lefty and I don’t suck as bad as Obama)

    Among the small fraternity of similarly handed athletes: Michael Vick. Maybe the T-Bones will chew on that.

  • BurghFan | April 21, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.

  • Mike | April 21, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    I’m loving all the baseball themed Obama shirts.

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”255422″]So Paul, you bat right and throw left? What’s up with that?[/quote]

    i always thought he was a switch hitter

  • WVU Tom | April 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”255423″]Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.[/quote]

    It would be great to have the front-row seats, but it would be pretty lousy not to be able to show any emotion toward one team or the other.

  • Terri | April 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”255426″][quote comment=”255423″]Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.[/quote]

    It would be great to have the front-row seats, but it would be pretty lousy not to be able to show any emotion toward one team or the other.[/quote]

    I don’t care, I could do it. Might be tough tho, considering I spent the last 2 periods of last night’s Stars’ game standing, and was jumping up and down at the end. Still, give me front row seats and occasionally let me sit next to a star player, and I’d keep my mouth shut and my ass in the seat.

  • WVU Tom | April 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”255427″][quote comment=”255426″][quote comment=”255423″]Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.[/quote]

    It would be great to have the front-row seats, but it would be pretty lousy not to be able to show any emotion toward one team or the other.[/quote]

    I don’t care, I could do it. Might be tough tho, considering I spent the last 2 periods of last night’s Stars’ game standing, and was jumping up and down at the end. Still, give me front row seats and occasionally let me sit next to a star player, and I’d keep my mouth shut and my ass in the seat.[/quote]

    During the regular season…maybe; but not during the playoffs.

  • Terri | April 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”255428″][quote comment=”255427″][quote comment=”255426″][quote comment=”255423″]Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.[/quote]

    It would be great to have the front-row seats, but it would be pretty lousy not to be able to show any emotion toward one team or the other.[/quote]

    I don’t care, I could do it. Might be tough tho, considering I spent the last 2 periods of last night’s Stars’ game standing, and was jumping up and down at the end. Still, give me front row seats and occasionally let me sit next to a star player, and I’d keep my mouth shut and my ass in the seat.[/quote]

    During the regular season…maybe; but not during the playoffs.[/quote]

    Good point.

  • MPowers1634 | April 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    Can anyone explain Pelfrey’s cap?

  • MPowers1634 | April 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”255405″]I had some posting issues on that last entry.. had to resubmit it a few times to find out that it left off the link. Sorry bout that.

    Let’s try this again.[/quote]

    I love those VaTech unis!

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”255419″]Here’s a nice clip of SI swimsuit cover girl Marisa Miller throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley.

    Nice form!

    She stood near the rubber too, and reached home plate on a fly…..

    http://sports.aol.co...

    Paul, look at the logo creep on Marisa’s Cubs jersey. It says “Victoria’s Secret” on the right and “ANGEL” on the sleeve:

    http://img23.imageve...

    http://img226.imagev...

  • Chris is Nashville | April 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”255432″][quote comment=”255419″]Here’s a nice clip of SI swimsuit cover girl Marisa Miller throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley.

    Nice form!

    She stood near the rubber too, and reached home plate on a fly…..

    http://sports.aol.co...

    Paul, look at the logo creep on Marisa’s Cubs jersey.

    It says “Victoria’s Secret” on the right and “ANGEL” on the sleeve:

    http://img23.imageve...

    http://img226.imagev...

    I bet that’s not the first time she has had some “creep” all over her.

  • Hank | April 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”255419″]Here’s a nice clip of SI swimsuit cover girl Marisa Miller throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley.

    Nice form!

    She stood near the rubber too, and reached home plate on a fly…..

    http://sports.aol.co...
    Threw better than a half-dozen male mayors we’ve seen over the years trying the same feat.

  • Ken | April 21, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    Testing to see if I make the list

  • Mike Engle | April 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    Yes, Mr. Lukas, you looked bitchin’ out there, but you apparently couldn’t add twenty points to your average. Sorry.
    Did you manage to squeeze in a seder this past weekend? Happy Passover, regardless.

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”255437″]Yes, Mr. Lukas, you looked bitchin’ out there, but you apparently couldn’t add twenty points to your average. Sorry.
    Did you manage to squeeze in a seder this past weekend? Happy Passover, regardless.[/quote]

    didn’t you see what he had?

  • Shaeff | April 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    I’ve been looking for a good pic for a long time, and finally found it… A&M’s Jerrod Johnson is using the new Schutt helmet (ION??)

  • Shaeff | April 21, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    someone link this for me

    http://www.hollismil...

  • Taha | April 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    Do you like stirrups? Check out These pants! (warning, may need to adjust brightness on your monitor)

  • Steve | April 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”255430″][quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    Can anyone explain Pelfrey’s cap?[/quote]

    I thought it was one of the 9/11 first responder caps, but he didn’t play in the 2006 road 9/11 game (2007’s was home so that wouldn’t make sense with the road greys).

    Turns out it’s the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League who he pitched for in 2006.

  • Salvamerican | April 21, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    I don’t know if anybody has covered this already but here’s a story for all of you who weren’t offended enough by all of those “Los” team promotions:

  • Salvamerican | April 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    Oops, let me try that again:

    Link

  • Ron Fez | April 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”255423″]Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    He’s the penalty timekeeper, an off-ice official whose duties are enumerated in NHL Rule 36. The blazer is the official “uniform” of the off-ice officials. And, yes, a lot of what the penalty timekeeper and other off-ice officials do is somewhat anachronistic (it would have been crucial in the days before digital timekeeping), but somebody has to open the penalty box door right when a penalty expires.[/quote]

    After Berube punches Kevin Collins in the face, check out the head gear these guys used to wear – along with the photographer…

  • Paul Lukas | April 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”255442″][quote comment=”255430″][quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    Can anyone explain Pelfrey’s cap?[/quote]

    I thought it was one of the 9/11 first responder caps, but he didn’t play in the 2006 road 9/11 game (2007’s was home so that wouldn’t make sense with the road greys).

    Turns out it’s the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League who he pitched for in 2006.[/quote]

    Nice detective work! I, too, thought it must’ve been a first responder cap!

  • Walaitis | April 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”255421″][quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    I do.

    “Oy.”[/quote]

    Interesting … when I heard the Patriots announcement of a move to Toronto for the 2008-9 year was going to be subtle, I had no idea it would be THIS subtle! I mean, really, it all makes sense. Would anyone in Canada care if Brady wears a “NY” cap? Can the Canadian Parliament penalize the team for Spygate? Can the American government punish the team for what they do on international ground? It really only makes sense. I mean, in New England, they couldn’t even complete an entire season without losing. Maybe this will change their luck. I suppose there could be one minor issue. As a “Patriot” in Canada, does that mean they have to retreat on every play???

  • Joey Guns | April 21, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”255447″][quote comment=”255442″][quote comment=”255430″][quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    Can anyone explain Pelfrey’s cap?[/quote]

    I thought it was one of the 9/11 first responder caps, but he didn’t play in the 2006 road 9/11 game (2007’s was home so that wouldn’t make sense with the road greys).

    Turns out it’s the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League who he pitched for in 2006.[/quote]

    Nice detective work! I, too, thought it must’ve been a first responder cap![/quote]

    Nice job Steve. Just another note. Mike Pelfrey has only worn #34 as a member of the Mets…….he has #39 on in the picture……

    http://www.mbtn.net/...

  • Kris Fulton | April 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”255448″][quote comment=”255421″][quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    I do.

    “Oy.”[/quote]

    Interesting … when I heard the Patriots announcement of a move to Toronto for the 2008-9 year was going to be subtle, I had no idea it would be THIS subtle! I mean, really, it all makes sense. Would anyone in Canada care if Brady wears a “NY” cap? Can the Canadian Parliament penalize the team for Spygate? Can the American government punish the team for what they do on international ground? It really only makes sense. I mean, in New England, they couldn’t even complete an entire season without losing. Maybe this will change their luck. I suppose there could be one minor issue. As a “Patriot” in Canada, does that mean they have to retreat on every play???[/quote]

    Funny – don’t let history get in the way of a good joke.

  • Shawn Knowles | April 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    Canadiens vs. Bruins game 7 tonight in Montreal.

    Everyone enjoy your uni goodness one last time this season. Should be a great game as well.

  • CJ | April 21, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”255450″][quote comment=”255448″][quote comment=”255421″][quote comment=”255398″]I’m not entirely sure what to say about this.[/quote]

    I do.

    “Oy.”[/quote]

    Interesting … when I heard the Patriots announcement of a move to Toronto for the 2008-9 year was going to be subtle, I had no idea it would be THIS subtle! I mean, really, it all makes sense. Would anyone in Canada care if Brady wears a “NY” cap? Can the Canadian Parliament penalize the team for Spygate? Can the American government punish the team for what they do on international ground? It really only makes sense. I mean, in New England, they couldn’t even complete an entire season without losing. Maybe this will change their luck. I suppose there could be one minor issue. As a “Patriot” in Canada, does that mean they have to retreat on every play???[/quote]

    Funny – don’t let history get in the way of a good joke.[/quote]
    I was going to mention the Canadians at Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and the Somme in WWI.

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”255452″]I was going to mention the Canadians at Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and the Somme in WWI.[/quote]

    indeed

    don’t forget afghanistan

    gimme a double double

  • Ted | April 21, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    Paul – what is with the other teams first baseman? Hopefully you inspired him with your stirrups and he won’t continue to go the way of old blue jeans. It may be recreational softball, but there has to be some dignity involved doesn’t there?

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”255454″]Paul – what is with the other teams first baseman? Hopefully you inspired him with your stirrups and he won’t continue to go the way of old blue jeans. It may be recreational softball, but there has to be some dignity involved doesn’t there?[/quote]

    this guy?

    that’s jamie moyer’s son

  • Slam | April 21, 2008 at 6:02 pm |

    Anyone catch Bergeron in a possible third jersey for the Bruins during HNIC on Saturday? Sorry I don’t have a pic.

    It is black with the 80’s style stripes on the sleeves and a gold V collar with no strings. No stripes on the bottom of the jersey. The secondary logo is used on the front and it seems fairly big. The primary logo is on the shoulders.

  • MPowers1634 | April 21, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”255455″][quote comment=”255454″]Paul – what is with the other teams first baseman? Hopefully you inspired him with your stirrups and he won’t continue to go the way of old blue jeans. It may be recreational softball, but there has to be some dignity involved doesn’t there?[/quote]

    this guy?

    that’s jamie moyer’s son[/quote]

    Or Lou Gehrig!

  • concealed78 | April 21, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    I just wish M&N would stop churning out such crappy versions of the ’73-’79 Padres cap. When it first came out in ’98, it was pretty accurate, but it’s only gotten worse ever since, especially the ’80-’84 cap.

  • Scott B | April 21, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  • Tim D | April 21, 2008 at 6:58 pm |

    Paul, I think you have a bit of a “Stan the Man” look in your batting stance albeit from the other side…niceeee….

  • Luke Mohamed | April 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”255410″]Ok, slightly random question, but it’s been nagging me since the hockey playoffs started and I’ve actually gotten to watch the games instead of listen to them.

    Who is the guy who sits in the penalty box writing on a clipboard? Is he part of the official’s crew? Does he have a uniform? As far as I can tell, he just has a blazer on. And is he really writing down the penalty info? Isn’t that a little antiquated, to be physically writing it down when you know some guy upstairs can just put it in a computer?

    And most importantly, if all he does is sit in the box, scribble something down, and tell te player when they can leave the box, and the rest of the time he has a front row seat to the game, how do I get this job?[/quote]
    He also opens the door. This was a fun position of parents in HS hockey, or sometimes the backup goalie…

  • Bill T. | April 21, 2008 at 7:06 pm |

    Still no official decision on the fate of Shea’s Home Run Apple.

  • =bg= | April 21, 2008 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    I took a screenshot of this and posted in last night’s comments section.

  • Steve | April 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”255449″][quote comment=”255447″][quote comment=”255442″][quote comment=”255430″][quote comment=”255406″][quote comment=”255369″]i don’t know if this has been covered, but the Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey wears a mouthguard when he pitches. He was wearing it last night against the Phillies. I’ve never seen a pitcher do that before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it since 2007. If he doesn’t use it, he looks like this, and his tongue is all over the place…….

    http://blogs.nydaily...

    Can anyone explain Pelfrey’s cap?[/quote]

    I thought it was one of the 9/11 first responder caps, but he didn’t play in the 2006 road 9/11 game (2007’s was home so that wouldn’t make sense with the road greys).

    Turns out it’s the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League who he pitched for in 2006.[/quote]

    Nice detective work! I, too, thought it must’ve been a first responder cap![/quote]

    Nice job Steve. Just another note.

    Mike Pelfrey has only worn #34 as a member of the Mets…….he has #39 on in the picture……

    http://www.mbtn.net/...

    Thanks, it was kind of a fun challenge. I also considered it being with St. Luice (because of the sunburst type effect), but finally found the Arizona Fall League source.

    Paul, this could be a decent exploration for the future. AFL players use their major league uniforms, even though a lot have never been called up out of AA or AAA (or A in a few cases). The only thing uniform for the AFL team is that they all wear the same hat.

    So it’d be interesting to explore why they wear their major league affiliate’s jerseys even if they’ve never played at that level yet have to wear the hat for their AFL team. And also, how do they wind up with the particular uniform numbers they get? Fernando Martinez, for example, wore 15 in 2006 which is, of course, worn by Carlos Beltran.

  • Jordan Pope | April 21, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  • Jordan Pope | April 21, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  • Johnny O | April 21, 2008 at 8:05 pm |

    The Brewers are doing a little team bonding starting their home stand tonight. Almost every player is sporting a sweet mustache. I don’t have any pics cause I’m at work, but I’m sure myself or Nicole Hasse will have some by games end.

  • Stuby | April 21, 2008 at 8:19 pm |

    Man, those Mets batting helmets look like shit. Just a bad idea.

  • Steve | April 21, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    Just a test post…I keep receiving a blank page while trying to post (is that the spam filter catching them?)

  • S. Bennett | April 21, 2008 at 9:24 pm |

    Fer Chrissakes, Lukas, polish your Copas!

    It’s like wiping your ass with the bible or Qu’ran or Tora or something.

    C’mn, uni man, get with the program.

  • Mark K | April 21, 2008 at 9:28 pm |

    Check out all the American ads on the boards and ice in Montreal tonight. Master Card, FedEx, McDonald’s, Ford, Viagra, Canon.

    Strange.

  • Steve | April 21, 2008 at 9:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”255469″]Just a test post…I keep receiving a blank page while trying to post (is that the spam filter catching them?)[/quote]

    Yeah I’ve lost a couple of posts here between about 8:55 and 9:35 if any of you could can reach in to recover; thanks!

  • Jim | April 21, 2008 at 9:43 pm |

    Paul – Are you a big Benito Santiago fan, or just trying to “buck tradition” with a number like 08?

  • LI Phil | April 21, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”255473″]Paul – Are you a big Benito Santiago fan, or just trying to “buck tradition” with a number like 08?[/quote]

    dude it’s a banned obama shirt

  • Paul Lukas | April 21, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”255472″][quote comment=”255469″]Just a test post…I keep receiving a blank page while trying to post (is that the spam filter catching them?)[/quote]

    Yeah I’ve lost a couple of posts here between about 8:55 and 9:35 if any of you could can reach in to recover; thanks![/quote]

    The good thing about the new spam filter is that no spam has gotten thru to the site. The bad thing is that there’s no way to rescue filtered posts, at least for now, because it doesn’t save them. The way John explained it to me, this new software doesn’t filter posts that it perceives to be spam — it blocks them, so they never get to the site to begin with.

    Yes, I know it’s a pain. And if you think it’s frustrating, I can guarantee you can’t even imagine how frustrating it is to me. But enough about the Mets’ bullpen…..

    This filter/blocker/etc. won’t be permanent. We’ll either get a different one, or re-install the old one (if it doesn’t start gobbling up everything in sight again), or maybe even go back to the security-code system we used to use a long time ago. Not sure. For now, we’ve gotta live with this and be glad that it allows the site to function relatively normally.

    I realize it probably seems like we get hit with more than our share of tech glitches. Try to keep in mind that most blogs don’t have nearly as many comments each day as we do (which also means their archived databases aren’t nearly as abig as ours). Most blogs are also part of blogspot or blogger, which means they’re hosted on massive servers, have dedicated tech support, etc. We’re bigger than most blogs in terms of traffic and database but SMALLER than most commercial sites, so our infrastructure is spottier. It’s an uncomfortable spot to be in, believe me, and I know it can get frustratig for you guys. Thanks for hanging in there.

  • Mark K | April 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    You mean there’s other blogs??

  • Tim | April 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    The stirrups look great Paul. The series should be a lot of fun. It reminds me of the “Hat of the Day” series I have going on (though some of the hats in there are not sports related). I hope you have as much fun with the stirrups as I’m having with the hats.

    Good luck at the plate next Sunday.

  • Carmine | April 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    ….I thought pork wasn’t kosher.

  • James Craven | April 21, 2008 at 11:48 pm |

    If The Spam Monster doesn’t eat this, on the topic opf the Mets Apple, I know that Philadelphia Phil and Phillis, the colonial mascots from 1971 to 1979 B. P. (Before Phanatic) are currently at a Southern New Jersey Shore amusement park. The 1981-2003 Liberty Bell is currently in storage outside Citizens Bank Park, awaiting transfer to a planned Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame building following a restoration.

  • Mike Engle | April 22, 2008 at 12:17 am |

    What’s up with the overexposure of alternate uniforms in the NBA playoffs? The Wizards do so this year, and last year, the big perpetrators were the Nets and Cavs. I’m generally not a fan of this.

  • lwiedy | April 22, 2008 at 12:36 am |

    Greatest Redskins by Number:
    0–Olsewski, John, B 1958-60
    1–Turk, Matt, P 1995-99
    2–Goodburn, Kelly, P 1990-93
    3–Moseley, Mark, K 1974-86
    4–Bragg, Mike, P 1968-79
    5–Knight, Curt, K 1969-73
    6–Matthews, Shane, QB 2002
    7–Theismann, Joe, QB 1974-85
    8–Lohmiller, Chip, K 1988-94
    9–Jurgensen, Sonny, QB 1964-74
    10–Schroeder, Jay, QB 1984-87
    11–Rypien, Mark, QB 1987-93
    12–Gilmer, Harry, QB 1948-42, 54
    13–Justice, Ed, HB 1937-42
    14–LeBaron, Ed., QB 1952-53, 55-59
    15–Collins, Todd, QB 2006-07
    16–Snead, Norm, QB 1961-63
    17–Edwards, Turk, T 1937-39
    18–Wyche, Sam, QB 1971-73
    19–Tupa, Tom, P 2004
    20–Battles, Cliff, RB 1937
    21–Nelms, Mike, KR 1980-84
    22–Justice, Charlie, B 1950, 52-54
    23–Owens, Brig, DB 1966-77
    24–Bailey, Champ, CB 1999-03
    25–Washington, Joe, RB 1981-84
    26–Portis, Clinton, RB 2004-05
    27–Houston, Ken, S 1973-80
    28–Green, Darrell, CB 1983-02
    29–Murphy, Mark, S 1977-84
    30–Mitchell, Brian, RB 1990-99
    31–Harraway, Charley, FB 1969-73
    32–Pardee, Jack, LB 1971-72
    33–Baugh, Sammy, QB 1937-52
    34–Metcalf, Eric, PR/RB 2001
    35–Dudley, Bill, B 1950-51, 53
    36–Drazenovich, Chuck, LB 1950-59
    37–Fischer, Pat, DB 1968-77
    38–Rogers, George, RB 1985-87
    39–Wonsley, Otis, RB 1981-85
    40–Millner, Wayne, E 1937-41, 45
    41–Bass, Mike, CB 1969-75
    42–Taylor, Charley, WR 1964-77
    43–Brown, Larry, RB 1969-76
    44–Riggins, John, RB 1976-79, 81-85
    45–Duncan, Leslie, DB 1971-73
    46–Grant, Frank, WR 1973-78
    47–James, Dick, B 1959-63
    48–Davis, Stephen, RB 1996-02
    49–Mitchell, Bobby, RB 1962-68
    50–Wysocki, Pete, LB 1975-80
    51–Coleman, Monte, LB 1979-94
    52–Olkewicz, Neal, LB 1979-89
    53–Bostic, Jeff, C 1980-93
    54–Gouveia, Kurt, LB 1987-94
    55–Hanburger, Chris, LB 1965-78
    56–Hauss, Len, C 1964-77
    57–Harvey, Ken, LB 1994-98
    58–Marshall, Wilber, LB 1988-92
    59–Dusek, Brad, LB 1974-81
    60–Samuels, Chris, T 2000-04
    61–Johnson, Dennis, DT 1974-77
    62–Schoenke, Ray, G 1966-75
    63–McKenzie, Raleigh, C/G 1985-94
    64–Sistrunk, Manny, DT 1970-75
    65–Butz, Dave, DT 1975-88
    66–Jacoby, Joe, G/T 1981-93
    67–Tillman, Rusty, LB 1970-77
    68–Grimm, Russ, G 1981-91
    69–Schlereth, Mark, G 1989-94
    70–Huff, Sam, LB 1964-67, 69
    71–Mann, Charles, DE 1983-93
    72–Talbert, Diron, DT 1971-80
    73–May, Mark, G 1981-90
    74–Starke, George, T 1973-84
    75–Hermeling, Terry, T 1970-80
    76–Jansen, Jon, T 1999-04
    77–Grant, Darryl, DT 1981-90
    78–Smith, Bruce, DE 2000-03
    79–Lachey, Jim, T 1988-95
    80–Jefferson, Roy, WR 1971-76
    81–Monk, Art, WR 1980-93
    82–Westbrook, Michael, WR 1995-01
    83–Sanders, Ricky, WR 1986-93
    84–Clark, Gary, WR 1985-92
    85–Warren, Don, TE 1979-92
    86–Didier, Clint, TE 1982-89
    87–Smith, Jerry, TE 1965-77
    88–Walker, Rick, TE 1980-85
    89–Garrett, Alvin, WR 1981-84
    90–Lang, Kenard, DE 1997-01
    91–Manusky, Greg, LB 1988-90
    92–Nottage, Dexter, DE 1994-96
    93–Boutte, Marc, DT 1994-99
    94–Stubblefield, Dana, DT 1998-00
    95–Salave’a, Joe, DL 2004-05
    96–Owens, Rich, DE 1995-97
    97–Geathers, Jumpy, DT 1990-92
    98–Woods, Tony, DE 1994-96
    99–Coleman, Marco, DE 1999-01
    00–Bagarus, Steve, HB 1945-46

  • lwiedy | April 22, 2008 at 12:39 am |

    This was supposed to go with post #107:

    “I really enjoyed the Yankees numbers piece. I put this list together some time ago and this is probably the only time I’ll ever get to post it, so here goes:”

  • BA | April 22, 2008 at 12:56 am |

    A Dodgers silk scarf…Seriously?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Yep.

  • Bradley | April 22, 2008 at 2:05 am |

    The new England cricket unis

    http://content-usa.c...

  • odessasteps magazine | April 22, 2008 at 2:09 am |

    I predict a brouhaha will develop over that Redskins’ list, because of everyone’s favorite memorialized number, # 21.

  • Roger | April 22, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    “If the Blue Jays can make throwback powder blue uniforms, can’t they make a throwback smock for John Gibbons?”

    Here’s a better question: Why can’t Gibbons just wearing the friggin’ uniform top out front?

  • jake deming | April 22, 2008 at 9:29 pm |

    why arent the Yankees wearin the satin dugout jackets anymore? are they coming back? im bullshit that they arent wearing them. i was looking forward to seein Girardi in his.

  • Buddy Walker | April 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm |

    So what is the deal with Rasheed tucking his jersey into his compression shorts. It looks ridiculous.