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You Say It’s Your Earth Day

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MLB’s continuing drive to mark every single game with some sort of uniform tribute ventured into new territory last night, as a few teams trotted out the first-ever Earth Day treatments. The Red Sox wore a patch with the logo shown at right (unfortunately, this is the best photo I’ve been able to find), plus I hear they renamed their left-field wall “the Green Monster” for a night. Over in Houston, the ’Stros wore green caps (additional views here and here). The message on the side is “Play Green.”

I’d heard that the Phillies were going to wear green BP jerseys during pregame warm-ups, but I haven’t seen any photos — does anyone know if they actually did this? If so, it’s by far the most appropriate Earth Day gesture, since the green BP tops were no doubt the same ones they wore back on St. Paddy’s Day, which is a much more recycling-related move than manufacturing a bunch of new patches or caps. (Update: I’ve now gotten word that the Phils didn’t wear green BP jerseys last night after all.)
Speaking of recycling, you know that familiar tri-arrowed logo that’s the basis for the Red Sox patch? It’s arguably one of the most successful and recognizable logos of the past 40 years, but it has no legal meaning, no legal owner, is not trademarked, and can be used by anyone — for some background, check out this page and this page, both taken from the book Recycled Papers: The Essential Guide by Claudia Thompson.

Perhaps most interesting of all, the symbol’s designer — a 23-year-old USC student named Gary Anderson, who submitted the design as part of a contest held in conjunction with the original Earth Day back in 1970 — was completely off the grid for years. In that last page I linked to, Claudia Thompson writes, “I have tried to locate Mr. Anderson in the hope of recognizing and reproducing his original pen-and-ink drawing, but unfortunately without success.” That was in 1992; five years later, I wrote an article about recycling imagery (for Spin magazine, of all places) and made my own attempt to track down Anderson, but I came up empty.

Ah, but nobody stays hidden in the broadband era. Two excellent articles about Anderson and his symbol (both downloadable as PDFs) are available here and here. When he came up with the Möbius Strip-based symbol back in 1970, I’m fairly certain he had no idea his creation would end up on Dustin Pedroia’s left sleeve (especially since Pedroia hadn’t yet been born), but that’s recycling for ya.

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Betcha Thought I’d Put a Photo of a Can of Spam Here: OK, here’s the deal: Our old spam filter — the one that was generally fine until last Friday night — is still going through this bizarre phase in which it insists on treating every single post as spam. That’s obviously unacceptable. We don’t know why it’s behaving this way (it worked fine for so long). Last night we tried re-installing it, using a newer version of it, using an OLDER version of it — no dice.

The filter we used on Monday and Tuesday is better, but not good enough. As many of you discovered, it treats lots of legitimate posts as spam. What’s worse, it doesn’t allow me (or John, or Bryan) to go into the filter and rescue lost/eaten posts.

So for now we’ve gone back to a security system that requires you to enter a computer-generated code word. I know, I know — it’s a major pain. But this system is better than the similar system we used a while back. For example, if you enter the code incorrectly (or click “Say It!” without remembering to enter the code at all), your post won’t simply be rejected and disappear — instead, your comment will be preserved and you’ll be taken to a “try again” page.

We hope this will be just a temporary fix. Our goal is to get our original spam filter working again. Please bear with us while we try to make that happen.

And just to underscore how necessary it is to have some kind of filter: It took John about 30 seconds last night to disable the old filter and install the new security system. In those 30 seconds, two porno spams were posted on the site. It’s like The Matrix — the machines are fucking relentless, man, and they’re coming after us.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Really interesting piece here about some of the Rockets players wearing Chinese-made sneakers (with thanks to Brett Crane). … My thanks to everyone who explained that the bracelet on David Ortiz’s left forearm is a saints bracelet. … Yesterday’s note about the Apollo 11 astronauts have to-do lists sewn into their gloves prompted this from Kevin Friede: “Today’s discussion reminded me of a prank played on the Apollo 12 astronauts. In addition to the quarterback-style wrist checklists, each astronaut had a fairly thick mission checklist booklet, and some NASA people managed to sneak some Playboy centerfolds into the middle of the checklists.” … Here’s a truly amazing conribution from Jared Wheeler: “Ray Dumont was the founder of the National Baseball Congress, which is an organization of semi-pro leagues throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has been up and running since 1935. In 1951 Dumont attached a walkie-talkie device on the umpire, so the fans could hear the conversations between the umpire and the batter.” … Who needs Joba in the rotation? Just put Brian Urlacher in there (with thanks to Brian Russ). … So get this: The Patriots are still trying to trademark the term “19-0.” … While looking for something else, I found this really awesome Cubs training video — don’t miss. … The David Ortiz jersey that was buried in the Yankee Stadium concrete will be on display at the New England Sports Museum. … Another reader has commissioned Rob Ullman to create a jersey-clad pin-up illo. This time it’s Michael DeAloia, who had Rob depict his girlfriend, Rachel, “in the best college jersey of all-time — the Notre Dame green and gold.” Michael reports that Rachel “digs” the results. … Cricket report from Jordan Owen, who writes: “After last year’s success with their pink breast cancer awareness unis, Middlesex County cricket debuted their new One Day unis — spectacular navy and pink quarters — this past Sunday in a victory over trans-Thames rival Surrey.” … Tons of amazing Tiger Stadium photos here (with thanks to Paul Wiederecht). … The new Minnesota football uniforms will be unveiled at 1pm today. … Jeff Barak has found a bunch of really beautiful posters showing the progression of baseball stadiums in various cities, including New York (click on each individual ballpark for a larger image), Boston (ditto), Cleveland (for this one and all the ones that follow, you can see more detail by using the links below the poster), Cincinnati, Detroit, Philly, and St. Louis. The guy behind all this, an Ohio illustrator named Jeff Suntala, has a blog called Historic Ballparks, and has also put the stadium illustrations on a series of T-shirts, coffee mugs, and so on. His illos are gorgeous, and edumacational to boot. Check the full lineup here.

 

152 comments to You Say It’s Your Earth Day

  • JN | April 23, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    UMKC (university of missouri-kansas city) is changing their logo…again

    their original logo was this, was recently ‘updated’ to this (not to be mistaken for this), and now they are having a vote between the two different logos here.

  • John | April 23, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    Hey, no offense to Kevin Friede, but I posted the same Apollo 12 info at 9:34 AM. Throw me a frikkin’ bone, will ya?

  • matlock | April 23, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    can someone explain the (dubious?) rationale of the patriots going forward in their attempt to trademark ’19-0′? i understand that they’re trying to market this on toys, clothes, and other crap, but isn’t this the equivalent of driving around in a beater with a ‘kerry/edwards-2004’ bumper sticker still on it?

  • War Damn Eagle | April 23, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    Personally, I wish UMKC would keep the vertically arched lettering. It’s a dying breed in college logos.

  • Tuffy | April 23, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    From Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press:

    Look for the (Minnesota) Gophers football team today to unveil new uniforms that will include white pants, which the program hasn’t worn since its last Big Ten Conference championship season in 1967.

  • Kurt | April 23, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    Regarding the print on the side of the Earth Day Astros Caps, it said “Play Green” with the Astros logo to the left.

  • […] tom wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe David Ortiz jersey that was buried in the Yankee Stadium concrete will be on display at the New England Sports Museum. … Another reader has commissioned Rob Ullman to create a jersey-clad pin-up illo. This time it’s Michael DeAloia, … […]

  • mg12 | April 23, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    I find it interesting that the recycle logo is not trademarked and that there is no legal ownership of this logo. I find it to be a noble sentiment.

    I do remember hearing the same thing about the PEACE symbol. The peace sign was orignally created to mean “no nukes” but has become a universal symbol for the peace movement. This symbol may even be more recognizable to that of the recycle symbol, but just like the recycle symbol, the peace symbol has never been trademarked and is not legally owned by any one person or group.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 23, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    your post won’t simply be rejected and disappear — instead, your comment will be preserved and you’ll be taken to a “try again” page.

    On behalf of everyone who ever accidentally got their posts eaten, Paul, god bless you.

    My anti-spam word was: Trout.

  • Roger | April 23, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”255620″]Regarding the print on the side of the Earth Day Astros Caps, it said “Play Green” with the Astros logo to the left.[/quote]

    That’s correct. Here’s the logo, except it was white on the hat.

    Play Green

  • Roger | April 23, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”255624″][quote comment=”255620″]Regarding the print on the side of the Earth Day Astros Caps, it said “Play Green” with the Astros logo to the left.[/quote]

    That’s correct. Here’s the logo, except it was white on the hat.

    Play Green[/quote]

    And here’s the logo on the hat (a bit hard to see):
    Play Green hat

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.

  • Rob Ullman | April 23, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”255626″]
    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more. Still, we’ve got the Pens (who could be better, but aren’t bad), the Habs and the Rangers (who are Classy with a capital “C”), so three outta four ain’t bad.

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”255626″]Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    well…if ovie shoots instead of passes…

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”255628″][quote comment=”255626″]Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    well…if ovie shoots instead of passes…[/quote]

    No shit, I almost threw my remote when I saw him pass.

    Unis left in NHL Playoffs:

    West:
    DET – Awesome
    COL – Ehh (Damn Bettman stripes)

    SJ – Gross
    DAL – Pretty good, the ‘DALLAS’ is growing on me.

    East:

    PHI – Ehh (the black sucks)
    MON – Awesome

    PIT – Good
    NYR – Awesome

  • dgc | April 23, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”255628″][quote comment=”255626″]Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    well…if ovie shoots instead of passes…[/quote]

    We would probably hear a bunch of Canadians whining about how “selfish” Ovie is and how Crosby would’ve tried to hit Fedorov for a easy goal.

    Not that I’m bitter about Crosby hype or anything. :)

  • Kyle at IU | April 23, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    those Tiger Stadium pictures should be sent to the government of Detroit as proof that the thing needs to be taken down. I know it’s a very historical place, but I think it’s far more disrespectful to let the park sit there and rot, rather than tearing it down and building a memorial or something. I certainly would’ve liked to have been there in its prime, though.

  • Chris is Nashville | April 23, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    Rob Ullman, your work is amazing. I was just wondering why the Notre Dame pinup is wearing blue socks? Was that your idea or Michael and Rachel’s?

  • The Ol Goaler | April 23, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”255626″]Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]
    Actually, it’s even worse than that… The Flyers are wearing these monstrosities (which are even worse-looking, if that’s possible… damn RBK!)

    At least the Canadiens will feature minimal uniform changes from their classic look!

  • James | April 23, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    I really liked the pictures of old ballparks. Anyway we can put them on videogames?

  • Mike Engle | April 23, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”255632″]Rob Ullman, your work is amazing. I was just wondering why the Notre Dame pinup is wearing blue socks? Was that your idea or Michael and Rachel’s?[/quote]
    I hope I’m not splitting hairs here, but with an Adidas logo on the shoulder, why not add a third sock stripe? It would match better.

  • JN | April 23, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”255618″]Personally, I wish UMKC would keep the vertically arched lettering. It’s a dying breed in college logos.[/quote]

    agreed. if they were to incorporate that and the first choice of the roo logo (umkc is not the ‘fighting roos’), it could be something really nice. let’s bring back the days of tony dumas!!!

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”255617″]can someone explain the (dubious?) rationale of the patriots going forward in their attempt to trademark ’19-0′? i understand that they’re trying to market this on toys, clothes, and other crap, but isn’t this the equivalent of driving around in a beater with a ‘kerry/edwards-2004’ bumper sticker still on it?[/quote]

    Hey, if I can be proud of my 2003 Cubs World Series shirt, the Patriots can be proud of their 19-0 perfect season!

  • Broadway Connie | April 23, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    Cubbies on Santa Catalina
    Fellow Uni-Watch Wretches — Master L is correct as usual. The Chicago Cubs at spring training video from the 1930s is indeed totally, well, um, AWESOME… There’s so much to love. The Cub unis, of course, but also the marvelous slo-mo footage of ballplayers turning double plays, bunting, pitching, hitting. Damn, those guys were good! The shots of Santa Catalina, the voiceover script, the whole gestalt — to die for.

  • Anthony Verna | April 23, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”255617″]can someone explain the (dubious?) rationale of the patriots going forward in their attempt to trademark ’19-0′? i understand that they’re trying to market this on toys, clothes, and other crap, but isn’t this the equivalent of driving around in a beater with a ‘kerry/edwards-2004’ bumper sticker still on it?[/quote]

    I looked up yesterday, and there is a mark that was applied for called “19-0 THE PERFECT SEASON, OOPS” by someone in either CT or NY (I forget), doing business as “New York Sports Fans” or something like that.

    If the Pats get their registration, that new mark can be blocked.

    That’s the reasoning I see.

  • Paul Lukas | April 23, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.

  • Mike Engle | April 23, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”255640″]Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.[/quote]
    I’m fine with it, as long as the password can’t be “saved.” For example, my name, email address, and URI are all cookied in; to cookie the password would be counterproductive and annoying when the word changes.
    One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?

  • Kevin F. | April 23, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”255616″]Hey, no offense to Kevin Friede, but I posted the same Apollo 12 info at 9:34 AM. Throw me a frikkin’ bone, will ya?[/quote]

    Sorry John — I looked at my email and saw that I sent the message to PL at 8:49, but I’m in Minnesota, which means it was 9:49 Eastern. Consider the bone thrown.

  • Steve | April 23, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”255640″]Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.[/quote]
    I think you have done a great job of handling the situation. Well done and keep up the GREAT WORK!

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”255640″]Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.[/quote]

    hey…it works…not that big a deal to type in a word w/every post…of course i haven’t forgotten to

    yet

  • Chad G | April 23, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    Paul, I missed you on 710 ESPN radio last night, and they don’t seem to have a podcast of your segment. What did you talk about?

  • John Boerger | April 23, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    So it looks like McDonald’s is going high class in the UK for some new unis (NOT!)

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | April 23, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”255644″][quote comment=”255640″]Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.[/quote]

    hey…it works…not that big a deal to type in a word w/every post…of course i haven’t forgotten to

    yet[/quote]

    I don’t have a problem with entering the anti-spam word. It just takes a couple of seconds.

  • KT | April 23, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”255617″]can someone explain the (dubious?) rationale of the patriots going forward in their attempt to trademark ’19-0′? i understand that they’re trying to market this on toys, clothes, and other crap, but isn’t this the equivalent of driving around in a beater with a ‘kerry/edwards-2004’ bumper sticker still on it?[/quote]

    Or the equivalent of a “Hillary in 2012” bumper sticker, if you think of it. They could be forward-thinking so that they don’t have to deal with it if they get close to it again, and if some other team starts a season undefeated and keeps it up, they’ll have to go through the Patriots to license stuff or they’ll have to get creative.

  • Paul Lukas | April 23, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.

    [quote comment=”255645″]Paul, I missed you on 710 ESPN radio last night, and they don’t seem to have a podcast of your segment. What did you talk about?[/quote]

    The usual — purple = bad, pajama-style baseball pants = bad, teams that suddenly change their colors = bad, USC and UCLA both wearing home jerseys when facing each other = good, etc., etc. Very routine.

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”255639″]I looked up yesterday, and there is a mark that was applied for called “19-0 THE PERFECT SEASON, OOPS” by someone in either CT or NY (I forget), doing business as “New York Sports Fans” or something like that.

    If the Pats get their registration, that new mark can be blocked.

    That’s the reasoning I see.[/quote]

    so…lemme get this straight…

    in an attempt to keep someone from having a little fun with the 19-0 18-1 season, (or be a douchebag, if you are a pats fan)…the pats are being even bigger douchebags to BLOCK that?

    cuz…they didn’t actually go 19-0 right?

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…

  • Luther Mahoney | April 23, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    I really enjoyed the You Tube footage of the
    1939 Chicago Cubs in spring training. I especially
    liked the footage of Dizzy Dean displaying his
    accuracy by throwing balls through that window pane.It is interesting to see that the Cubs have been wearing the circular style numbers as far back as the late 1930s.

    It is a bloody disgrace to see the current
    condition of Tiger Stadium. It is another example
    of an opportunity lost on the part of the City of
    Detroit. After the filming of the Billy Crystal’s
    movie 61*,the city could have removed the
    scoreboards,the plush seats with the Tigers logo
    and many other items and sold item and used the
    revenue for inner city youth sports and arts programs. Instead,those items rot with weeds surrounding item.

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=\”255631\”]those Tiger Stadium pictures should be sent to the government of Detroit as proof that the thing needs to be taken down. I know it\’s a very historical place, but I think it\’s far more disrespectful to let the park sit there and rot, rather than tearing it down and building a memorial or something. I certainly would\’ve liked to have been there in its prime, though.[/quote]

    There is plan in place to have the stadium demolished this summer…

    http://freep.com/app...

    As a metro-detroiter, I\’ll believe it when it happans.

  • Kevin M. | April 23, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”255650″][quote comment=”255639″]I looked up yesterday, and there is a mark that was applied for called “19-0 THE PERFECT SEASON, OOPS” by someone in either CT or NY (I forget), doing business as “New York Sports Fans” or something like that.

    If the Pats get their registration, that new mark can be blocked.

    That’s the reasoning I see.[/quote]

    so…lemme get this straight…

    in an attempt to keep someone from having a little fun with the 19-0 18-1 season, (or be a douchebag, if you are a pats fan)…the pats are being even bigger douchebags to BLOCK that?

    cuz…they didn’t actually go 19-0 right?[/quote]

    I have a feeling the 19-0 will go as well as Bill Gates trying to get Windows trademarked.

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”255640″]Question: What do you all think of the new spam/security system? Feedback welcome.[/quote]

    Compared to $5 a gallon for gas, I find it a very small price to pay for our freedom (to make immature comments about others’ immature comments)!

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”255633″][quote comment=”255626″]Sad day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see theses…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]
    Actually, it’s even worse than that… The Flyers are wearing these monstrosities (which are even worse-looking, if that’s possible… damn RBK!)

    At least the Canadiens will feature minimal uniform changes from their classic look![/quote]

    Wow, major oops on my part. Didn’t notice the Philly pic I posted wasn’t a RBK. My Bad. Probably didn’t notice because the look still sucks, RBK or not.

  • Paul Lukas | April 23, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]

    Gotcha. Not sure. Will investigate.

  • Mike Engle | April 23, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]
    EXACTLY.
    Plus, it would be cool if the word were in uni-related form. The Dymo tape is one example. Other suggestions: a VAL nameplate, scoreboard lights, white on green a la Fenway or Wrigley…

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]

    Someone please clarify: Why does it matter what the code sounds like if you’re typing it in?

  • Mike T. | April 23, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”255653″][quote comment=\”255631\”]those Tiger Stadium pictures should be sent to the government of Detroit as proof that the thing needs to be taken down. I know it\’s a very historical place, but I think it\’s far more disrespectful to let the park sit there and rot, rather than tearing it down and building a memorial or something. I certainly would\’ve liked to have been there in its prime, though.[/quote]

    There is plan in place to have the stadium demolished this summer…

    http://freep.com/app...

    As a metro-detroiter, I\’ll believe it when it happans.[/quote]

    It is a real shame that Detroit couldn’t have been like every other city in the country that tears down the old stadium minutes after the new one is up. Instead we’ve had to see a classic stadium deteriorate in front of our eyes.

    In other news, I already forgot to type that word in.

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”255659″][quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]

    Someone please clarify: Why does it matter what the code sounds like if you’re typing it in?[/quote]

    ADA my friend. ADA. (cool – “cell” is printed on a 1980s personal label-type graphic this time around!)

  • Paul P | April 23, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    The Notre Dame leprechaun is drawn backwards in Rob Ullman’s drawing. It always faces to the right, never to the left.

  • Mike Engle | April 23, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”255659″][quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]

    Someone please clarify: Why does it matter what the code sounds like if you’re typing it in?[/quote]
    Some words are in fonts harder to read than others. Actually, that’s a misnomer, because you’re seeing a graphic of a word. You can’t copy/paste it because it isn’t text, meaning you either have to read it and recreate it (sometimes hard) or play it and type what you hear (could make things easier). Not to mention some people don’t see too well anyway…

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”255661″][quote comment=”255659″][quote comment=”255651″][quote comment=”255649″][quote comment=”255641″]One more question: is it possible to simply play the word without having to download the attachment?[/quote]

    Huh? I don’t even know what you mean by that.[/quote]

    you can “click” on the anti-spam word (right now it’s “space” to hear an audio file of the word…but you have to download the audio file to hear it…i think he’s asking if you can make it so that you just click on the word and hear it w/out having to download the audio file…[/quote]

    Someone please clarify: Why does it matter what the code sounds like if you’re typing it in?[/quote]

    ADA my friend. ADA. (cool – “cell” is printed on a 1980s personal label-type graphic this time around!)[/quote]

    … just like brail on a drive-up ATM keyboard …

  • Tape | April 23, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Paul (or John I guess) – I’ve been debating various spam-blocking methods for my own WordPress weblog. what have you been using in the past / what are you using now?

  • Marty Met | April 23, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”255627″][quote comment=”255626″]
    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more. Still, we’ve got the Pens (who could be better, but aren’t bad), the Habs and the Rangers (who are Classy with a capital “C”), so three outta four ain’t bad.[/quote]
    Oh Please the Rangers sweaters suck. Could be worse, the could still be wearing those ugly Statue of Liberty sweaters

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”255660″][quote comment=”255653″][quote comment=\”255631\”]those Tiger Stadium pictures should be sent to the government of Detroit as proof that the thing needs to be taken down. I know it\’s a very historical place, but I think it\’s far more disrespectful to let the park sit there and rot, rather than tearing it down and building a memorial or something. I certainly would\’ve liked to have been there in its prime, though.[/quote]

    There is plan in place to have the stadium demolished this summer…

    http://freep.com/app...

    As a metro-detroiter, I\’ll believe it when it happans.[/quote]

    It is a real shame that Detroit couldn’t have been like every other city in the country that tears down the old stadium minutes after the new one is up. Instead we’ve had to see a classic stadium deteriorate in front of our eyes.

    In other news, I already forgot to type that word in.[/quote]

    From my understanding, the staduim stood becuase it was unsure of what the city wanted to do with the building. They want to save part of it and renovate it into another building, just they didn’t know what kind of building. ( I’ve heard mall, offices, condos). Basically the city couldn’t make up their damn mind.

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 23, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    Why is the grass cut at Tiger Stadium?

    Jeff Suntala’s ballpark illustrations are beautiful! I might have to get the Cincinnati one.

    I was flipping channels last night and stopped on the Team USA-Oklahoma State softball game and noticed that OSU had “Cowgirls” on their jerseys. No screen grabs, but I thought that was pretty cool.

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”255666″][quote comment=”255627″][quote comment=”255626″]
    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more. Still, we’ve got the Pens (who could be better, but aren’t bad), the Habs and the Rangers (who are Classy with a capital “C”), so three outta four ain’t bad.[/quote]
    Oh Please the Rangers sweaters suck. Could be worse, the could still be wearing those ugly Statue of Liberty sweaters[/quote]

    The statue of liberty jerseys did suck, big time. But I like the classic look of the rangers, reminds me of my favorite penguins jersey I wish they went back too.

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

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote]Oh Please the Rangers sweaters suck[/quote]

    sucking right into the second round

  • Paul Lukas | April 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”255665″]Paul (or John I guess) – I’ve been debating various spam-blocking methods for my own WordPress weblog. what have you been using in the past / what are you using now?[/quote]

    We were using Akismet, which worked pretty well until it freaked out on us last Friday. Not sure what John has installed now.

  • Patrick | April 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    Is it possible someone is keeping up the grass at Tiger Stadium for recreational baseball? And if so, how fun would that be on a scale of 1 to AWESOME?!

    Those ballpark illustrations and the accompanying blog are fantastic. I have added it to my favorites.

  • John Livewell | April 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    I love the “Old Ball Park Illustrations,” but I noticed that on the Citizen’s Bank Park picture, he forgot the “Home Run Liberty Bell” just to the right of center field above the Rooftop bleacher seats.

    That would be like missing the “Home Run Apple” ast Shea Stadium or the “Sliding Board” at Miller Park.

    I feel bad for the illustrator, I really like his designs…Should we tell him. I really love all the illustrations…..but I can buy them with something missing.

  • Joey Guns | April 23, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    Excuse me for my ignorance……..I never saw him play, but how many years did Pistol Pete Maravich have “Pistol” on the back of his jersey?

    http://www.toomuchro...

  • Marty Met | April 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”255670″][quote]Oh Please the Rangers sweaters suck[/quote]

    sucking right into the second round[/quote]

    they’re still 40 years away from their next Cup

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”255638″]Cubbies on Santa Catalina
    Fellow Uni-Watch Wretches — Master L is correct as usual. The Chicago Cubs at spring training video from the 1930s is indeed totally, well, um, AWESOME… There’s so much to love. The Cub unis, of course, but also the marvelous slo-mo footage of ballplayers turning double plays, bunting, pitching, hitting. Damn, those guys were good! The shots of Santa Catalina, the voiceover script, the whole gestalt — to die for.[/quote]

    Some interesting notes from that video:

    1. Interesting to see that while this “scrimage” was official enough to use an umpire, it wasn’t official enough for everyone to wear ballcaps.

    2. The Cubs number font is VERY similar to what they currently use, but there are certainly some differences (8s are much more rounded in the video compared to current day).

    3. No doubt that Paul digs the stiped socks, but if you look closely you’ll see – NO STIRRUPS!

    4. I’m just glad that after 36 years years, I can FINALLY say I’ve seen the Cubs play baseball as defending National League Champions!

  • ESS | April 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=\”255627\”][quote comment=\”255626\”]
    God, those black ones are horrible.[/quote]

    As a lifelong, diehard Flyers fan, I couldn\’t agree more as well. I long for a return to the orange and would love to start a \”Ditch the Black\” campaign…except it would probably work as well as the one against the Mets…

  • ESS | April 23, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    I have no problem with typing an anti-spam word, except I forgot and had the opportunity to copy my first comment (#63) above and when I pasted it into the comment box the second time, it did something funky to it. Hence the italics and extra slashes.

  • KT | April 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”255674″]Excuse me for my ignorance……..I never saw him play, but how many years did Pistol Pete Maravich have “Pistol” on the back of his jersey?

    http://www.toomuchro...

    Might have been the last year (maybe two) in Atlanta and his first in New Orleans?

    Pete was a complex individual.

  • Paul Lukas | April 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”255676″][quote comment=”255638″]Cubbies on Santa Catalina
    Fellow Uni-Watch Wretches — Master L is correct as usual. The Chicago Cubs at spring training video from the 1930s is indeed totally, well, um, AWESOME… There’s so much to love. The Cub unis, of course, but also the marvelous slo-mo footage of ballplayers turning double plays, bunting, pitching, hitting. Damn, those guys were good! The shots of Santa Catalina, the voiceover script, the whole gestalt — to die for.[/quote]

    Some interesting notes from that video:

    1. Interesting to see that while this “scrimage” was official enough to use an umpire, it wasn’t official enough for everyone to wear ballcaps.

    2. The Cubs number font is VERY similar to what they currently use, but there are certainly some differences (8s are much more rounded in the video compared to current day).

    3. No doubt that Paul digs the stiped socks, but if you look closely you’ll see – NO STIRRUPS!

    4. I’m just glad that after 36 years years, I can FINALLY say I’ve seen the Cubs play baseball as defending National League Champions![/quote]

    I liked the bit where Gabby Hartnett flipped up his chest protector’s crotch extension so he could give signals, and then flipped it back down. Interesting to see how that now-defunct equipment element affected the catcher’s activities.

  • John Livewell | April 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”255673″]I love the “Old Ball Park Illustrations,” but I noticed that on the Citizen’s Bank Park picture, he forgot the “Home Run Liberty Bell” just to the right of center field above the Rooftop bleacher seats.

    That would be like missing the “Home Run Apple” ast Shea Stadium or the “Sliding Board” at Miller Park.

    I feel bad for the illustrator, I really like his designs…Should we tell him. I really love all the illustrations…..but I can buy them with something missing.[/quote]

    Good News….for me.. I just noticed that the Liberty Bell is on the Tee Shirt Design, yet not the poster… I like the Shits…
    __________

    Going along with the anti-black Flyers jersey, I was an original fan of them….but now I want the Orange back. I am sure we will see it next year.

  • Jesse | April 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    The new Gopher football uniforms can be seen here.

    While I much prefer the classic look of the 1997-2007 unis, these aren’t that bad. I absolutely hate the double outline on the numbers, though.

  • hugh | April 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    A bit off today’s line of topic, but the great Joe Posnanski weighs in on the Yankees #21 debate on his blog today.

  • John | April 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”255682″]The new Gopher football uniforms can be seen here.

    While I much prefer the classic look of the 1997-2007 unis, these aren’t that bad. I absolutely hate the double outline on the numbers, though.[/quote]
    Here is a direct link to the photo, it looks like the story was taken off Gophersports.com, probably because the presser is at 1:00pm to “unveil” them.

    The double outline bugs me too, but I like the piping and the white pants are sweet. The biggest thing that caught my eye was the return to the classic darker maroon.

  • Thorold Blair | April 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Anyone know how easy or difficult it would be to get in to Tiger Stadium? I’m tripping through Michigan and Ohio on a baseball voyage during the summer and if it’s still there I’d love to go and see it.

  • Mark W | April 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Detroit should have (could have) sold the stadium piece by piece. A couple of hundred bucks for a pair of seats, doors, lockers, all the furnishings and doubt they could have pulled in a couple of hundred grand for youth sports progams…

  • Kate | April 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    I know for a fact that the Phillies did NOT wear green BP jerseys last night. They wore their standard ugly jerseys. I know this because I was forced to watch some of their BP while my husband filled out another comment card at Coors Field complaining about the poor way season ticket holders are treated by Coors Field employees. Oh, and the fact that ARAMARK runs the dugout store, and not the Rockies themselves, so if they don’t carry the 5950 in your size, too bad. Go across town to one of the team owned stores.

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”255686″]Detroit should have (could have) sold the stadium piece by piece. A couple of hundred bucks for a pair of seats, doors, lockers, all the furnishings and doubt they could have pulled in a couple of hundred grand for youth sports progams…[/quote]

    They have had an auction already on lots of items from the stadium. Seats, benches, stuff from the locker room, I even heard of one of the urnial trophs beings sold. That’s funny.

  • Wade Harder | April 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”255684″][quote comment=”255682″]The new Gopher football uniforms can be seen here.

    While I much prefer the classic look of the 1997-2007 unis, these aren’t that bad. I absolutely hate the double outline on the numbers, though.[/quote]
    Here is a direct link to the photo, it looks like the story was taken off Gophersports.com, probably because the presser is at 1:00pm to “unveil” them.

    The double outline bugs me too, but I like the piping and the white pants are sweet. The biggest thing that caught my eye was the return to the classic darker maroon.[/quote]

    I wonder if they did the double outline on the jerseys because they added the doulbe outline to the helmet last year.

  • Rob Ullman | April 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”255669″]Oh Please the Rangers sweaters suck. Could be worse, the could still be wearing those ugly Statue of Liberty sweaters[/quote]

    The statue of liberty jerseys did suck, big time. But I like the classic look of the rangers, reminds me of my favorite penguins jersey I wish they went back too.[/quote]

    Yeah, I really love those horizontal “PITTSBURGH” Pens jerseys…and the one they gave them up for, that black, yellow and grey monstrosity…I’m surprised I stayed a fan!

  • Chi Wei Hu | April 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    Long section in Seattle Post-Intelligencer today regarding George Sherrill’s flat brim:

    Sherrill straightened out, looking good as O’s closer
    Jones’ biggest impact as an everyday player has been with glove
    By DAVID ANDRIESEN
    P-I REPORTER

    All anyone in Baltimore wants to talk about is George Sherrill’s hat.

    Sherrill, in case you’ve forgotten, wears his cap with the bill flat and straight. In his time with the Mariners, nobody seemed to care much. But in Baltimore, where the left-hander is the Orioles’ new closer, they’re abuzz about it as if it’s some sort of trademark.

    “I couldn’t count how many questions I’ve been asked about it,” Sherrill said Tuesday. “It was flat when I was here and it wasn’t a big deal, but I guess I’m on the East Coast so I’m more visible now.”

    For the record, Sherrill says he could never curve the bill of his cap evenly, always ending up with it lopsided. So he just quit trying when he was in the minor leagues.

    “They were wearing me out in San Antonio, and finally I was, ‘You know what? I’m just going to wear it how they give it to me,’ ” he said. “I started wearing it flat. And they say it sits on top of my head like a train conductor’s hat, but I think that’s just what size it is or something. It’s not like I look in the mirror before I go out to the bullpen or anything.”

  • Rob Ullman | April 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”255632″]Rob Ullman, your work is amazing. I was just wondering why the Notre Dame pinup is wearing blue socks? Was that your idea or Michael and Rachel’s?[/quote]

    It was mine…I was just trying to all a little more of the Irish’s color scheme, and I thought it’d be too much green if I did them up to match the jersey. So I picked blue w/ white stripes.

    On the issue of two stripes vs. three…I had originally left the Adidas logo out, unaware of Michael’s stance on logo creep. But he thought it’d be more authentic to have it in there (as did I), so I added it at the last minute, not even thinking about the socks which I’d already colored.

    As far as the logo behind her…on the printed version I sent Michael, it’s a big gold “ND”, not the Fighting Leprechaun as it is on Paul’s link. I didn’t like the way it looked when printed…it was kinda muddy and taking attention away from the figure. As far as the direction he’s facing, I used Chris Creamer’s exhaustive and absolutely essential site for reference, and he has it facing that way, so…I dunno.

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”255689″][quote comment=”255684″][quote comment=”255682″]The new Gopher football uniforms can be seen here.

    While I much prefer the classic look of the 1997-2007 unis, these aren’t that bad. I absolutely hate the double outline on the numbers, though.[/quote]
    Here is a direct link to the photo, it looks like the story was taken off Gophersports.com, probably because the presser is at 1:00pm to “unveil” them.

    The double outline bugs me too, but I like the piping and the white pants are sweet. The biggest thing that caught my eye was the return to the classic darker maroon.[/quote]

    I wonder if they did the double outline on the jerseys because they added the doulbe outline to the helmet last year.[/quote]

    I’m sorry, but what is the purpose of having three different colored pants, kind of overkill I feel.

    Should have one color to go with your home jersey and one color to go with your away jersey, and THAT’S IT!! Three colors for one jersey?!?! Sheesh….

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote]For the record, Sherrill says he could never curve the bill of his cap evenly, always ending up with it lopsided.[/quote]

    sad

  • JeffM | April 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    A little off topic but did anyone notice what was written in the dirt behind home plate at the Mariners game?

    Maybe it was something like “R.I.P. Sonics”

  • […] mwh wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe David Ortiz jersey that was buried in the Yankee Stadium concrete will be on display at the New England Sports Museum. … Another reader has commissioned Rob Ullman to create a jersey-clad pin-up illo. This time it’s Michael DeAloia, … […]

  • Costa | April 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    Check it out. The NHL is poking fun at (and profiting off) the Sean Avery stick-waving incident via t-shirts.

    http://mirtle.blogsp...

    Cute, but coulda come up with something a bit more clever, if you ask me.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | April 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    Just checking to see if the “Anti-spam word” is case-sensitive or not.

    Yesterday I attemtped to post numerous times about “The U” suing University of Nebraska – Omaha about the helmet logo, and I wnated to link to this helmet, which is worn by United High School in Alexis, IL – ust hoping that the lawyers representing “The U” decide not to go after a small school in rural Illinois – but ya never know

  • Craig | April 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”255653″][quote comment=\”255631\”]those Tiger Stadium pictures should be sent to the government of Detroit as proof that the thing needs to be taken down. I know it\’s a very historical place, but I think it\’s far more disrespectful to let the park sit there and rot, rather than tearing it down and building a memorial or something. I certainly would\’ve liked to have been there in its prime, though.[/quote]

    There is plan in place to have the stadium demolished this summer…

    http://freep.com/app...

    As a metro-detroiter, I\’ll believe it when it happans.[/quote]

    And Ernie Harwell will be having his ashes mixed with the rubble.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | April 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”255698″]Just checking to see if the “Anti-spam word” is case-sensitive or not.

    Yesterday I attemtped to post numerous times about “The U” suing University of Nebraska – Omaha about the helmet logo, and I wnated to link to this helmet, which is worn by United High School in Alexis, IL – ust hoping that the lawyers representing “The U” decide not to go after a small school in rural Illinois – but ya never know[/quote]

    Anti-spam word works fine – can PL put in SpellCheck next? Mea culpa

  • James Craven | April 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”255616″]“Throw me a frickin’ bone, will ya?”[/quote]

    John, Paul’s the boss. He needs the info.

    Don’t you love Austin Powers quotes? Yeah baby, yeah, heh heh heh.

  • Chad G | April 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    Actually there is a podcast of Paul’s radio appearance yesterday for anyone who wants to listen to it.

  • chance | April 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”255692″] As far as the direction he’s facing, I used Chris Creamer’s exhaustive and absolutely essential site for reference, and he has it facing that way, so…I dunno.[/quote]

    His site’s outstanding, but unfortunately it’s not infallible.

  • Chi Wei Hu | April 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    The M’s paid homage to catcher John Marzano, a former Mariner who died in the last week or so by writing his name in the dirt behind home plate.

  • chance | April 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”255697″]Check it out. The NHL is poking fun at (and profiting off) the Sean Avery stick-waving incident via t-shirts.

    http://mirtle.blogsp...

    Cute, but coulda come up with something a bit more clever, if you ask me.[/quote]

    According to that link, the NHL has denied the report.

    I know it’s a shock that the New York Post might actually gets its facts wrong, but….

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”255680″][quote comment=”255676″][quote comment=”255638″]Cubbies on Santa Catalina
    Fellow Uni-Watch Wretches — Master L is correct as usual. The Chicago Cubs at spring training video from the 1930s is indeed totally, well, um, AWESOME… There’s so much to love. The Cub unis, of course, but also the marvelous slo-mo footage of ballplayers turning double plays, bunting, pitching, hitting. Damn, those guys were good! The shots of Santa Catalina, the voiceover script, the whole gestalt — to die for.[/quote]

    Some interesting notes from that video:

    1. Interesting to see that while this “scrimage” was official enough to use an umpire, it wasn’t official enough for everyone to wear ballcaps.

    2. The Cubs number font is VERY similar to what they currently use, but there are certainly some differences (8s are much more rounded in the video compared to current day).

    3. No doubt that Paul digs the stiped socks, but if you look closely you’ll see – NO STIRRUPS!

    4. I’m just glad that after 36 years years, I can FINALLY say I’ve seen the Cubs play baseball as defending National League Champions![/quote]

    I liked the bit where Gabby Hartnett flipped up his chest protector’s crotch extension so he could give signals, and then flipped it back down. Interesting to see how that now-defunct equipment element affected the catcher’s activities.[/quote]

    I’m really surprised by the lack of change in catching equipment over the years. Yes, the style of the mask has changed (thanks to the NHL), and today’s chest protectors don’t look as much like the blankets between my grandmother’s china, but the overall look and function appear to be the same!

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | April 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”255698″]Just checking to see if the “Anti-spam word” is case-sensitive or not.

    Yesterday I attemtped to post numerous times about “The U” suing University of Nebraska – Omaha about the helmet logo, and I wnated to link to this helmet, which is worn by United High School in Alexis, IL – ust hoping that the lawyers representing “The U” decide not to go after a small school in rural Illinois – but ya never know[/quote]

    I know “The U” went after Union High School in Tulsa a few years back. They came to an agreement. I’m sure that meant money.

  • Joey Penny | April 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    Sad news from a Minnesota sports fan about new jerseys: I hate ’em. I don’t like the new era of jerseys at all. In my opinion, the less the better. I don’t like these extra curvy lines and strange design they create close to the knees. I used to think the Gophers had some of the sharpest uniforms in the nation but now they are just another victim of this new era garbage. I hope that the Gophers (and Vikings) will some day go back to more simple, traditional jerseys. I guess the only positive is that they didn’t add any colors and/or black trim.

    http://gopherfootbal...

  • James Craven | April 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    Sad A great day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful ugly assed jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see these…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible good looking.

    Unis left in NHL Playoffs:

    West:
    DET – Classic.
    COL – Ehh God awful Bettman stripes.

    SJ – Gross Best. Upgrade. Evah!
    DAL – Pretty good, the ‘DALLAS’ is growing on me. Home uniforms are so Harry High School looking. Boston U and Hahvahd called. They want their design back!

    East:

    PHI – Ehh (the black sucks) Hey, Im’ a homer. Whaddya expect?
    MON – See DET.

    PIT – Good See COL.
    NYR – See DET.

  • Rob Ullman | April 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”255705″][quote comment=”255697″]Check it out. The NHL is poking fun at (and profiting off) the Sean Avery stick-waving incident via t-shirts.

    http://mirtle.blogsp...

    Cute, but coulda come up with something a bit more clever, if you ask me.[/quote]

    According to that link, the NHL has denied the report.

    I know it’s a shock that the New York Post might actually gets its facts wrong, but….[/quote]

    I hope the Post has it’s facts right when it reports next week that Sean Avery is in the hospital with an exploded nutsack, courtesy of Jarkko Ruutu.

  • James Craven | April 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”255710″][quote comment=”255705]
    “I know it’s a shock that the New York Post might actually gets its facts wrong, but…”

    “I hope the Post has it’s facts right when it reports next week that Sean Avery is in the hospital with an exploded nutsack, courtesy of Jarkko Ruutu.”[/quote][/quote]

    Just like Fixed Noise Channel, Bill Orally’s Factor Fiction, the Fox Going-Out-Of-Business Network…I could just keep piling on Rupert Murdoch, but I’ll just say Headless Man in Topless Bar was a classic. I’m more of a Keith Olbermann watch myself. We now return you to the uniform chat already in progress.

  • PHIL | April 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”255707″][quote comment=”255698″]Just checking to see if the “Anti-spam word” is case-sensitive or not.

    Yesterday I attemtped to post numerous times about “The U” suing University of Nebraska – Omaha about the helmet logo, and I wnated to link to this helmet, which is worn by United High School in Alexis, IL – ust hoping that the lawyers representing “The U” decide not to go after a small school in rural Illinois – but ya never know[/quote]

    I know “The U” went after Union High School in Tulsa a few years back. They came to an agreement. I’m sure that meant money.[/quote]

    I posted this yesterday, but the spam filter caught it (can’t find the official link).

    Miami agreed to let Union license the logo for a fee of about $1000/yr.

    Here’s a link from the Tulsa World about the initial shakeup. I couldn’t find anything about the resolution.

    http://www.tulsaworl...

  • Kim | April 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    If you head over to the Washington Capitals website, (www.washingtoncaps.com) there’s a link to this

    Yes, you can own an Alex Ovechkin Art Ross Trophy winner T-shirt. Then you can wear it to the NHL Awards Show on June 12th where they announce such things.

  • Jim | April 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”255709″]Sad A great day for me in the uni world as we will no longer see these beautiful ugly assed jerseys in the NHL playoffs…

    http://www.readexpre...

    Instead we will see these…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/f...

    God, those black ones are horrible good looking.

    Unis left in NHL Playoffs:

    West:
    DET – Classic.
    COL – Ehh God awful Bettman stripes.

    SJ – Gross Best. Upgrade. Evah!
    DAL – Pretty good, the ‘DALLAS’ is growing on me. Home uniforms are so Harry High School looking. Boston U and Hahvahd called. They want their design back!

    East:

    PHI – Ehh (the black sucks) Hey, Im’ a homer. Whaddya expect?
    MON – See DET.

    PIT – Good See COL.
    NYR – See DET.[/quote]

    Actually PIT does not have Bettman stripes,

    PIT
    http://shop.nhl.com/...

    COL
    http://shop.nhl.com/...

  • John | April 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    wonder if they did the double outline on the jerseys because they added the doulbe outline to the helmet last year.[/quote]

    They added the double outline last year so that the M on the helmet matched the “M” logo that athletics is standardizing. It used to be that the different sports had different styles of M’s, now the U is moving to only the the gold with gold outline M.

  • Kek | April 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    Listening to Dameshek reminds me of what a yinzer he still sounds like…I can’t believe anyone in LA can even understand what he’s saying!!!

  • John Ekdahl | April 23, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”255665″]Paul (or John I guess) – I’ve been debating various spam-blocking methods for my own WordPress weblog. what have you been using in the past / what are you using now?[/quote]
    We’re now using “Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin”. More info here:
    http://www.theblog.c...

    It’s working pretty well so far. We were using Akismet, which is by far the best option available. It started blocking every comment for whatever reason and I’m currently speaking to an Akismet contact who is looking into it. If we can get it to start behaving again, we’ll probably go back to it.

  • Joey Guns | April 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”255710″][quote comment=”255705″][quote comment=”255697″]Check it out. The NHL is poking fun at (and profiting off) the Sean Avery stick-waving incident via t-shirts.

    http://mirtle.blogsp...

    Cute, but coulda come up with something a bit more clever, if you ask me.[/quote]

    According to that link, the NHL has denied the report.

    I know it’s a shock that the New York Post might actually gets its facts wrong, but….[/quote]

    I hope the Post has it’s facts right when it reports next week that Sean Avery is in the hospital with an exploded nutsack, courtesy of Jarkko Ruutu.[/quote]

    Oh stop with the Avery bashing. You just wish you had him on your team. The Post was already wrong once about Avery, when they said he was a client of that madam that got busted. Like he really needs to pay for it……

  • Neil | April 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”255713″]If you head over to the Washington Capitals website, (www.washingtoncaps.com) there’s a link to this

    Yes, you can own an Alex Ovechkin Art Ross Trophy winner T-shirt. Then you can wear it to the NHL Awards Show on June 12th where they announce such things.[/quote]

    Actually, the Art Ross Trophy is given to the player who scores the most points in the regular season. No need to wait until June 12. The winner is Ovechkin.

    You’ll probably have to wait until June 12 to purchase an Ovechkin Hart Trophy T-shirt.

  • Stuby | April 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    Good News….for me.. I just noticed that the Liberty Bell is on the Tee Shirt Design, yet not the poster… I like the Shits…

    That’s an awesome typo.

    Loved the historic ballpark artwork. I guess a team needs at least 4 ballparks in their history to get an ‘Evolution of the Ballpark’ done? The SF Giants just missed out with their three, but if you factor in the New York years…

  • Mark K | April 23, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    Is the anti-spam word being stuck on the page by the Dallas Cowboys equipment guy?

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Kim | April 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”255719″][quote comment=”255713″]If you head over to the Washington Capitals website, (www.washingtoncaps.com) there’s a link to this

    Yes, you can own an Alex Ovechkin Art Ross Trophy winner T-shirt. Then you can wear it to the NHL Awards Show on June 12th where they announce such things.[/quote]

    Actually, the Art Ross Trophy is given to the player who scores the most points in the regular season. No need to wait until June 12. The winner is Ovechkin.

    You’ll probably have to wait until June 12 to purchase an Ovechkin Hart Trophy T-shirt.[/quote]

    Thanks for straightening me out.

  • Cory D | April 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    I have been following the city logos for awhile now and being a boston resident have been thinking it over in my mind for awhile. Today I finally got around to making something.

    First is just a Boston City Logo. Judging from some of the other city logos on here they can get a bit crazy, i wanted to keep this one looking like an actual logo, and it only applies to the three major teams in the city, the bruins, red sox and celtics.

    Here

    The next one i made is a little more outlandish but still works i think. This one is a massachusetts logo. It includes the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Revolution. Theres also a reference to the two professional lacrosse teams in boston, the outdoor (Boston Cannons) and indoor (Boston Blazers). I feel they dont have a big enough presence in massachusetts to warrant including their logos, but i thought it was a nice touch with the stick. Finally, for those who may not know, I modeled the whole thing after the flag of Massachusetts

    Here

    “By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty”

    Hopefully my message isnt too far down the line of comments so people miss it. For those of you that do catch it let me know what you think.

  • Juan Grande | April 23, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    Not uniform related but definitely worthy of notice. The University of North Carolina has suffered a major mascot injury.

    link: http://wral.com/news...

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”255723″]I have been following the city logos for awhile now and being a boston resident have been thinking it over in my mind for awhile. Today I finally got around to making something.

    First is just a Boston City Logo. Judging from some of the other city logos on here they can get a bit crazy, i wanted to keep this one looking like an actual logo, and it only applies to the three major teams in the city, the bruins, red sox and celtics.

    Here

    The next one i made is a little more outlandish but still works i think. This one is a massachusetts logo. It includes the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Revolution. Theres also a reference to the two professional lacrosse teams in boston, the outdoor (Boston Cannons) and indoor (Boston Blazers). I feel they dont have a big enough presence in massachusetts to warrant including their logos, but i thought it was a nice touch with the stick. Finally, for those who may not know, I modeled the whole thing after the flag of Massachusetts

    Here

    “By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty”

    Hopefully my message isnt too far down the line of comments so people miss it. For those of you that do catch it let me know what you think.[/quote]

    That last one der’s a ting o beauty!

  • Walaitis | April 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”255725″][quote comment=”255723″]I have been following the city logos for awhile now and being a boston resident have been thinking it over in my mind for awhile. Today I finally got around to making something.

    First is just a Boston City Logo. Judging from some of the other city logos on here they can get a bit crazy, i wanted to keep this one looking like an actual logo, and it only applies to the three major teams in the city, the bruins, red sox and celtics.

    Here

    The next one i made is a little more outlandish but still works i think. This one is a massachusetts logo. It includes the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Revolution. Theres also a reference to the two professional lacrosse teams in boston, the outdoor (Boston Cannons) and indoor (Boston Blazers). I feel they dont have a big enough presence in massachusetts to warrant including their logos, but i thought it was a nice touch with the stick. Finally, for those who may not know, I modeled the whole thing after the flag of Massachusetts

    Here

    “By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty”

    Hopefully my message isnt too far down the line of comments so people miss it. For those of you that do catch it let me know what you think.[/quote]

    That last one der’s a ting o beauty![/quote]

    I am curious … in the matching up of the B’s … was it a pretty easy fit, or did one have to be stretched and contorted to fit so nicely?

  • TomTom | April 23, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    Another shot of Minnesota’s new unis. Seems to me that the Gophers are about 3-4 years behind the rest of Niketown with this design, and you can really see the change in tones in the different jersey material as shown in the PDF from the athletic site’s release. File this change under “Meh.”

  • Bendert | April 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    I was watching the DC Skate Video and Stevie Williams is shown signing a board that looked like the back of an Orioles jersey with his name on it and the #17. I tried looking on the web and couldn’t find the exact board, but it looks like DGK has a line of boards that are meant to resemble the backs of jerseys called XXL and have a logo on them that resembles the Cooperstown Collection logo on many retro baseball jerseys. Plus the DGK logo on each seems to be an altered version of the team logo:

    Marcos McBride – Golden State Warriors

    Jackson Curtin – SF Giants

    Wade Desarmo – Ottawa Senators

    Lenny Rivas – SD Chargers

    Stevie Williams – PHI Phillies

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”255723″]I have been following the city logos for awhile now and being a boston resident have been thinking it over in my mind for awhile. Today I finally got around to making something.

    First is just a Boston City Logo. Judging from some of the other city logos on here they can get a bit crazy, i wanted to keep this one looking like an actual logo, and it only applies to the three major teams in the city, the bruins, red sox and celtics.

    Here

    The next one i made is a little more outlandish but still works i think. This one is a massachusetts logo. It includes the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Revolution. Theres also a reference to the two professional lacrosse teams in boston, the outdoor (Boston Cannons) and indoor (Boston Blazers). I feel they dont have a big enough presence in massachusetts to warrant including their logos, but i thought it was a nice touch with the stick. Finally, for those who may not know, I modeled the whole thing after the flag of Massachusetts

    Here

    “By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty”

    Hopefully my message isnt too far down the line of comments so people miss it. For those of you that do catch it let me know what you think.[/quote]

    im not really into the ‘mashup’ thingy, but i do appreciate the amount of creativity and talent that goes into making one…but i gotta say that first one (and the second one too, for that matter) you did was outstanding…i really liked how you meshed the broon and sawks b’s…nice

    props

  • Rob Ullman | April 23, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”255718″][quote comment=”255710″][quote comment=”255705″][quote comment=”255697″]Check it out. The NHL is poking fun at (and profiting off) the Sean Avery stick-waving incident via t-shirts.

    http://mirtle.blogsp...

    Cute, but coulda come up with something a bit more clever, if you ask me.[/quote]

    According to that link, the NHL has denied the report.

    I know it’s a shock that the New York Post might actually gets its facts wrong, but….[/quote]

    I hope the Post has it’s facts right when it reports next week that Sean Avery is in the hospital with an exploded nutsack, courtesy of Jarkko Ruutu.[/quote]

    Oh stop with the Avery bashing.

    You just wish you had him on your team. The Post was already wrong once about Avery, when they said he was a client of that madam that got busted.

    Like he really needs to pay for it……[/quote]

    He’s about to play my team in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs…I can and am within my rights to bash him all I want!

    As far as him having to pay for it…he used to date Elisha Cuthbert, didn’e? So obviously he’s got serious game. Just another reason to hate the dude.

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”255730″][quote comment=”255718″]Oh stop with the Avery bashing.

    You just wish you had him on your team. The Post was already wrong once about Avery, when they said he was a client of that madam that got busted.

    Like he really needs to pay for it……[/quote]

    He’s about to play my team in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs…I can and am within my rights to bash him all I want!

    As far as him having to pay for it…he used to date Elisha Cuthbert, didn’e? So obviously he’s got serious game. Just another reason to hate the dude.[/quote]

    more than just date

    and for the love of christ, MOVE THAT SCARF

  • odessasteps magazine | April 23, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    For those who missed Paul on Dave Dameshek’s show, the segment is now up on iTunes. You can probably also check the Dameshek page on the ESPN 710 website to see if you can download it from there. (currently at work and can’t check)

  • Cory D | April 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”255726″][quote comment=”255725″][quote comment=”255723″]I have been following the city logos for awhile now and being a boston resident have been thinking it over in my mind for awhile. Today I finally got around to making something.

    First is just a Boston City Logo. Judging from some of the other city logos on here they can get a bit crazy, i wanted to keep this one looking like an actual logo, and it only applies to the three major teams in the city, the bruins, red sox and celtics.

    Here

    The next one i made is a little more outlandish but still works i think. This one is a massachusetts logo. It includes the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Revolution. Theres also a reference to the two professional lacrosse teams in boston, the outdoor (Boston Cannons) and indoor (Boston Blazers). I feel they dont have a big enough presence in massachusetts to warrant including their logos, but i thought it was a nice touch with the stick. Finally, for those who may not know, I modeled the whole thing after the flag of Massachusetts

    Here

    “By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty”

    Hopefully my message isnt too far down the line of comments so people miss it. For those of you that do catch it let me know what you think.[/quote]

    That last one der’s a ting o beauty![/quote]

    I am curious … in the matching up of the B’s … was it a pretty easy fit, or did one have to be stretched and contorted to fit so nicely?[/quote]

    It did take a bit of stretching, The red sox b is tall and skinny, and the thickness of the parts of the letter are pretty thin. The bruins b is short and fat and has thick parts. I compromised and made the bruins B a little taller and skinnier and the red sox b a little shorter and fatter. It looks a little off (as it should to anyone familiar with either logo) but it turned out alright.

  • MLB2PDX | April 23, 2008 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”255708″]Sad news from a Minnesota sports fan about new jerseys: I hate ’em. I don’t like the new era of jerseys at all. In my opinion, the less the better. I don’t like these extra curvy lines and strange design they create close to the knees. I used to think the Gophers had some of the sharpest uniforms in the nation but now they are just another victim of this new era garbage. I hope that the Gophers (and Vikings) will some day go back to more simple, traditional jerseys. I guess the only positive is that they didn’t add any colors and/or black trim.

    http://gopherfootbal...

    As an Oregon season ticket holder, I have to say, I’d LOVE for the Ducks to look like something along those lines. In other words, dont fret, it could be much, much worse.

  • Dom | April 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    Heres a pic of Phillip Wheeler at Georgia Tech with his helmet decal chipped

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Chad G | April 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”255732″]For those who missed Paul on Dave Dameshek’s show, the segment is now up on iTunes. You can probably also check the Dameshek page on the ESPN 710 website to see if you can download it from there. (currently at work and can’t check)[/quote]

    I already posted a link to the podcast, see comment #88

  • Leo | April 23, 2008 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”255685″]Anyone know how easy or difficult it would be to get in to Tiger Stadium? I’m tripping through Michigan and Ohio on a baseball voyage during the summer and if it’s still there I’d love to go and see it.[/quote]

    Funny you should mention that. About a year ago, there was a security guard that got in a fair bit of trouble for letting in anyone who dropped a $20. He’d then “find” anything you asked for if you dropped a couple more bills.

    Detroit. It’s FANNN-Tastic!

  • Bryan Redemske | April 23, 2008 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”255634″]I really liked the pictures of old ballparks. Anyway we can put them on videogames?[/quote]

    There are lots of them on MVP 2005. I don’t have anything newer, though. Sorry.

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 7:16 pm |

    maybe someone can esplain this type of fan to me…cuz i guess i just don’t Get It(TM)…

    watching the mets-nats, in nats park in dc…there’s a dude behind the plate (on his cell of course), in some kind of red sweatshirt and a YANKEE cap on…

    why the f-ck would you wear a yankee (or any team besides the two playing) cap to a game when the yankees aren’t playing? is this some kind of statement? fashion? (if so, the dude aint coordinated in a sartorial kind of way)…

    what gives?

    this is far from the first time im seeing this type of seemingly irrational behavior

    even if you’re a yankee fan, why would you wear their colors to a game in which they aren’t playing?

    /thanks in advance for any explanation you might give

  • Bryan Redemske | April 23, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”255739″]maybe someone can esplain this type of fan to me…cuz i guess i just don’t Get It(TM)…

    watching the mets-nats, in nats park in dc…there’s a dude behind the plate (on his cell of course), in some kind of red sweatshirt and a YANKEE cap on…

    why the f-ck would you wear a yankee (or any team besides the two playing) cap to a game when the yankees aren’t playing? is this some kind of statement? fashion? (if so, the dude aint coordinated in a sartorial kind of way)…

    what gives?

    this is far from the first time im seeing this type of seemingly irrational behavior

    even if you’re a yankee fan, why would you wear their colors to a game in which they aren’t playing?

    /thanks in advance for any explanation you might give[/quote]

    Why wear a Yankees cap to a game in which the Yankees aren’t playing? Why not? Maybe he’s just in town and wanted to see a game. I wore a Cubs hat to see the Nats and Padres at RFK in 2005. You don’t have to be a fan of either team to be admitted to the game — sometimes you just want to watch baseball.

  • Jordan | April 23, 2008 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”255716″]Listening to Dameshek reminds me of what a yinzer he still sounds like…I can’t believe anyone in LA can even understand what he’s saying!!![/quote]

    Myron Cope has passed……and Dameshek has picked up the torch.

  • odessasteps magazine | April 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”255739″]maybe someone can esplain this type of fan to me…cuz i guess i just don’t Get It(TM)…

    watching the mets-nats, in nats park in dc…there’s a dude behind the plate (on his cell of course), in some kind of red sweatshirt and a YANKEE cap on…

    why the f-ck would you wear a yankee (or any team besides the two playing) cap to a game when the yankees aren’t playing? is this some kind of statement? fashion? (if so, the dude aint coordinated in a sartorial kind of way)…

    what gives?

    this is far from the first time im seeing this type of seemingly irrational behavior

    even if you’re a yankee fan, why would you wear their colors to a game in which they aren’t playing?

    /thanks in advance for any explanation you might give[/quote]

    Personally, I never wear the gear of the teams playing when I go to a game. I have Hershey Bears season tickets, but usually wear some other kind of sweater (NHL, College, international) to the game. Just like being a contrarian, I guess.

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm |

    just one uni note on that mets-nats game

    three nats are wearing “42” (i guess mlb allowed them to do a belated JR tribute)…one of which is lastings milledge, who is wearing a do-rag under his cap

    nothing evokes the spirit of the great JR more than seeing lastings in a do-rag

  • Bryan | April 23, 2008 at 7:54 pm |

    Don’t have a picture, but Lastings Milledge is wearing his Jackie Robinson Night jersey tonight against the Mets (good view as he chased a long drive over his head)

  • Matt H. | April 23, 2008 at 7:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”255738″][quote comment=”255634″]I really liked the pictures of old ballparks. Anyway we can put them on videogames?[/quote]

    There are lots of them on MVP 2005. I don’t have anything newer, though. Sorry.[/quote]

    Check out MLB2K8

  • LI Phil | April 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm |

    that dude wearing the yankees cap i mentioned above?

    now he’s wearing a brand spankin new nats 5950 in matching red…

    /sigh

  • Ryan | April 23, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    I am not sure if this has been mentioned before or not, but Ray King on the Nationals is still wearing #42…any info on this?

  • Shawn Knowles | April 23, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”255746″]that dude wearing the yankees cap i mentioned above?

    now he’s wearing a brand spankin new nats 5950 in matching red…

    /sigh[/quote]

    I’m mostly with you on this. I hate it when people wear jerseys of wrong teams. Or wrong sports for that matter (like the Washington fans with Redskins jerseys last night. Talk about bandwagon fans, you know thats their first time this season). Hats I’m ok with, because its a hat, and a hats a hat. But i do always wear my tigers hats when i go to tigers games.

    I’m up for getting something goin here.

  • Shawn Knowles | April 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm |

    But come up with something better than “Ditch the people wearing the wrong jerseys/caps for the game they are at”

  • Wayne | April 23, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    If you go to the Vikings homepage, they have this really horribly-done photoshop of Jared Allen in Vikings colors. Why would they do this if they can’t even photoshop him to wear the current Vikings uni? He has a white facemask and none of the ugly stripes the new Vikes uniforms currently have. It looks like a 4th grader photoshopped it.

  • Stuby | April 23, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    The new Golden Gopher uniforms. Of course, lots of piping for no reason, but on the bright side, no yellow jersey. I guess there will be no change in the helmet?

  • Stuby | April 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    Damn, I did a ctrl+F search for ‘Minnesota’ but not for ‘Gophers’. Jesse, sorry for not seeing your earlier post.

  • Laura | April 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm |

    As you’ve written before, the Cubs’ batting helmets have an adhesive felt ‘C’ affixed to them instead of a sticker-logo. Tonight, the top of Fukudome’s ‘C’ came loose and was drooping down off his batting helmet during his first AB, when he tripled.

  • BA | April 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    Stirrup alert!! Matt Kemp has broken out the high socks and stirrups tonight.

    Good hearing you on the LA ESPN radio yesterday, Paul.

  • odessasteps magazine | April 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    I heard a commercial on the radio for the Nats game tonight and they were touting it as “Jackie Robinson Night.” I guess, since they were on the road last week, they get to do it at home now.

    That is weird, though. If you were on the road for, say St. Pat’s Day, would you do your green jersey tribute a few days later?

  • BA | April 23, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    The David Ortiz jersey that was buried inside of the new Yankee stadium is an auction item on ebay…

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

  • BA | April 23, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”255761″]The David Ortiz jersey that was buried inside of the new Yankee stadium is an auction item on ebay…

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

    …and it comes with free shipping!!!

  • Cory D | April 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    Speaking of the David Ortiz jersey, i heard it was going to be on display in the New England sports museum (which is inside the TD Banknorth garden). I went to the celtics game tonight (blowout) but unfortunately forgot to check it out. If I make it out to any other games ill make sure to head on over. I’m sure they’ve got some other great stuff there too so if I find any jersey related item thats noteworthy ill snap some shots and try and post em here.

  • Steve | April 23, 2008 at 11:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”255761″]The David Ortiz jersey that was buried inside of the new Yankee stadium is an auction item on ebay…

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

    I think this was posted 2 or 3 days ago.

  • Bryan Redemske | April 23, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”255760″]I heard a commercial on the radio for the Nats game tonight and they were touting it as “Jackie Robinson Night.” I guess, since they were on the road last week, they get to do it at home now.

    That is weird, though. If you were on the road for, say St. Pat’s Day, would you do your green jersey tribute a few days later?[/quote]

    The White Sox celebrate Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day. You know, because they’re lame and all.

  • LI Phil | April 24, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    so here’s the three 42’s on the nats, as i mentioned earlier…(they are ray king, willie harris and lastings milledge)

    oh yeah…

    and one stopper

  • Burt | April 24, 2008 at 1:30 am |

    Pics of Hawaii’s new football uni:

  • Husul | April 24, 2008 at 1:53 am |

    Can anyone please remind me where the site is with the entire history of MLB uni’s…ive tried 10 search terms, thanks

  • BurghFan | April 24, 2008 at 2:53 am |

    Can anyone please remind me where the site is with the entire history of MLB uni’s…ive tried 10 search terms, thanks

    Try the ‘Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines”‘ link on the right side of this page.

  • Stuby | April 24, 2008 at 5:32 am |

    [quote comment=”255768″]Pics of Hawaii’s new football uni:

    [/quote]

    Here ya go, Burt.

  • Mike | April 24, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Those drawings of the ballparks in Boston are amazing. I’m an alum of Northeastern University, and the South End Grounds were located on the back edge of our campus (it’s now called the Carter Playground), and the Huntington Avenue Grounds were on campus. There’s a statue of Cy Young in front of Churchill Hall where allegedly the pitcher’s mound and home plate was (I think it’s directionally inaccurate as given my understanding of the field layout, based on the Statue, Young would be throwing to Third Base. There’s also a plaque on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Forsythe Street (it’s on the wall of our Phys Ed Center) that marks where the outfield was. It’s our little bit of tradition at Northeastern.