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It Ain’t Easy Being … Well, You Know

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By Bryan Redemske

The Phillies — those forward-thinking, tree-hugging Phillies — on Wednesday announced a “going green” initiative, starting with the purchase of 20 million kilowatt hours of Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Certificates (RECs). The EPA says it’s the equivalent of planting 100,000 trees … but without actually planting the trees.

The club is going to be recycling now, and also getting rid of condiment packages and going with dispensers and such instead. And to that, I say, “hurrah.” Good for them. But how to celebrate this new era in Phillies history? Hmmm … how about a green hat? Perfect!

Of course, the New Era factory had to be fired up to make them, and they had to be shipped and everything. Eh, we’ll save the environment tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow (which is now today, since I wrote this last night), it’s May Day. In celebration of that, all Major League Baseball teams will install a Maypole in a prominent location. Obviously, the Yankees will put it in Monument Park, but teams are free to place it wherever they like. Also, look for hat patches, too.

Here’s a look at the rest of baseball’s celebrations for May:

May 2: It’s Negro Leagues Day — the league’s first game was played on this day in 1920. All teams will wear Kansas City Monarchs uniforms, except the Royals, who will be wearing their powder blue alts.

May 3: Bitch about Walter O’Malley day. The former Dodgers owner agreed to move the team to Los Angeles on this day in 1957. The Dodgers will wear “LA” caps to celebrate the successful move.

May 4: Ken Oberkfell was born on this day in 1956. The Braves will honor him by refusing to acknowledge Atlanta’s pre-1991 history.

May 5: The Astros will honor the 47th anniversary of Al Shepard’s first trip into space by wearing replica Mercury suits. They will also retire the number 47.

May 6: It’s Willie Mays’ 77th birthday! All players — on the Mets — will wear their caps and sunglasses like this.

May 7: All teams will have a moment of silence before the game — and wear a special sleeve patch — to mourn the victims of the Great Natchez Tornado, which killed 317 people … in 1840.

May 8: The Pirates will celebrate Bill Cowher’s 51st birthday by wearing black and yellow.

May 9: Sticking with the birthday bent, it’s Twinkie day in San Diego: Tony Gwynn turns 48! The Padres will wear their camouflage jerseys to mark the occasion.

May 10: Teams will wear pink for Mother’s Day, only to find out they got the date wrong. They’ll change the promotion to celebrate the first day of the Giro d’Italia, a three week cycling stage race. The teams’ jerseys are now based on the leader’s pink jersey.

May 11: Teams will continue to wear pink, since it’s actually Mother’s Day now. The Yankees will decline to participate on both days, because they’re a-holes.

May 12: To honor Yogi Berra’s 88th birthday, broadcasters all over baseball will say things that make no sense. Again, the Yankees will decline to participate.

May 13: Today is Barry Zito’s 30th birthday, so it’s stirrups and a high ERA for everybody!

May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

May 15: The Yankees will retire Nos. 56, 1, and 1941 to honor the start of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. The only numbers available for future players are 73, 94, and 97.

May 16: The No. 1 will be re-retired on what would have been Billy Martin’s 80th birthday. The Yankees will wear black ankle bands, since their sleeves are full of other patches.

May 17: The Padres will wear their camouflage jerseys in honor of the 1943 Dambuster Raids on German dams.

May 18: The Yankees, Orioles, Athletics, and Angels will all wear patches shaped like tinted prescription glasses for Reggie Jackson’s birthday.

May 19: The Blue Jays will celebrate Victoria Day by taking the day off, but having another ceremony later, like the Nationals on Jackie Robinson day.

May 20: It’s Hal Newhouser rubber jacket day in Detroit. To celebrate environmental consciousness, each jacket will be made from recycled tires taken off all current GM models.

May 21: Protective cup day in all parks, in an attempt to prevent future occurrences of … uh … this.

May 22: Mark Prior will undergo Tommy John surgery in honor of the 66th birthday of the surgery’s namesake. It was going to happen sooner or later — call it preventative maintenance.

May 23: The Padres will wear their camouflage jerseys in honor of Italy joining the Allies in World War I in 1915.

May 24: No activities planned. The Yankees decline to participate anyway.

May 25: It’s Star Wars Day across the majors in honor of the 31st anniversary of the film’s release.

May 26: Memorial Day — the Padres surprisingly don’t wear their camouflage jerseys, but the White Sox remember they have them and break them out for the first time.

May 27: It’s the 69th anniversary of the debut of Batman, prompting the Yankees to wear capes and little bat antennae.

May 28: Chleveland Honors Jhonny Peralta’s 26th birthday.

May 29: Today’s Red Sox game will be delivered in winks and nods in remembrance of Moe Berg, a former Sox catcher and U.S. spy.

May 30: The Cubs wear green hats in honor of grass, ivy, and the one-month anniversary of the Phillies’ green initiative.

May 31: Kenny Lofton, age 41 today, has his number retired by the Astros, Indians, Braves, White Sox, Giants, Pirates, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies, Dodgers, and Rangers.

Here’s Vince with the ticker …

Uni Watch News Ticker: As Paul has noted before, even fans get in on the whole misspelled jersey thing (thanks to Dan Cichalski). … Many people have emailed to say that Bob Uecker claimed during the Brewers/Cubs broadcast that Chicago’s Reed Johnson is the last among the Cubs to wear “old style” stirrups. Many also claimed that this claim doesn’t appear to be true. These photos seem to indicate Uecker is right, though. … There’s apparently some groundswell to have the NCAA allow USC and UCLA to both wear their home uniforms for their annual game (thanks to Eric Borer). … The Durham Bulls wore pink jerseys to support breast cancer awareness (thanks Josh Edney). …A New York Rangers sweater given to Bruce Springsteen is part of a larger auction you can find here (thanks to Michael Jaworski). … Reader Andrew has created a site devoted to the uniform history of the Diamondbacks. … If you haven’t checked it out ready, this blog devoted to ugly baseball cards is certainly a great time waster (thanks John Muir). … Patrick Ryan says that Houston had to wear their grey road uni’s for the first time this season because Arizona chose to wear their red alts. … Think Luis Sanchez really wants everyone to know whose jacket that is? (Thanks John Muir).

 

157 comments to It Ain’t Easy Being … Well, You Know

  • John T | May 1, 2008 at 7:22 am |

    Mark Prior will undergo Tommy John surgery in honor of the 66th birthday of the surgery’s namesake. It was going to happen sooner or later — call it preventative maintenance.

    excellent work Mr. Redemske, keep it coming! Always like your style for a change of pace.

  • John T | May 1, 2008 at 7:32 am |

    last nights champions league match saw Frank lampard wear an armband under his shirt for his recently departed Mother. He then showed the black armband when he scored, as he took it off to kiss and salute it. The armband was actually a captains armband turned inside out, nice gesture to see a player find a way to respect his mother without it plastered all over his shirt.

  • Jim | May 1, 2008 at 7:33 am |

    May 24: No activities planned. The Yankees decline to participate anyway.

    Favorite line……hilarious!

  • John T | May 1, 2008 at 7:34 am |

    Did the ticker not make it? I live in Ireland and it is 12:30 here, I love the site, but would not read it at 7:00 in the morning!!

  • John T | May 1, 2008 at 7:44 am |

    [quote comment=”258100″]last nights champions league match saw Frank lampard wear an armband under his shirt for his recently departed Mother. He then showed the black armband when he scored, as he took it off to kiss and salute it. The armband was actually a captains armband turned inside out, nice gesture to see a player find a way to respect his mother without it plastered all over his shirt.[/quote]

    pic of Lampard taking off armband, the mgr, Avram Grant, also wore armband.

  • Jon | May 1, 2008 at 8:03 am |

    It is a little much that a team with a ten year history like the Diamondbacks has a uniform history. Stick with a uniform for a couple years, come on.

  • Brian | May 1, 2008 at 8:08 am |

    Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?

  • ryan c #40 | May 1, 2008 at 8:10 am |

    “Chelios honors former DU player Magnuson with 3”

    http://www.denverpos...

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 8:13 am |

    two things:

    1: best (or maybe second best, after the man u beauty) thread ever, bry!

    despite the fact that i continue to suck, you deserve props

    2:

    [quote]The Durham Bulls wore pink jerseys to support breast cancer awareness[/quote]

    the rose goes in the front big guy

    (had to)

  • Robert | May 1, 2008 at 8:17 am |

    High quality output today. Keep up the good work.

  • Marc M. | May 1, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    May 6: It’s Willie Mays’ 77th birthday! All players — on the Mets — will wear their caps and sunglasses like this. The clearest sunglass lenses, EVER!

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    “red sox back to back walk off wins for the first time since two years ago against the phillies”

    –steve levy, sportscenter, 4/30/08

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Someone has got to mock-up a “Chleveland” jersey.

  • Roger Faso | May 1, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    “The EPA says it’s the equivalent of planting 100,000 trees … but without actually planting the trees.”

    The EPA doesn’t know what they’re talking about. These are the same guys that shut down the power grid and released thousands of free roaming vapors. Bunch of jerks.

  • Mark K | May 1, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    They’re making too much out of this UCLA-USC uniform color thing. Now we have a petition? I don’t think the NCAA has even said anything against the plan, have they?

    Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

  • Adam | May 1, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    I would totally invest in a Jhonny Peralta Chleveland jersey

  • DJ | May 1, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    How can you be a Yankees fan and not learned to live with the fact that every other fan base hates you? You should be taking that as a compliment, we hate you because you have all the money, exposure and championships. Noone’s going to fell pity for you.

    Great post Bryan! I spit out a little coffee when I read the Jhonny Peralta line.

  • KT | May 1, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    Real Salt Lake’s green shirts from last night’s game against San Jose.

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]
    So, to echo Mark K – what’s the big deal?

    Like Peyton Manning being told he couldn’t weear the black high tops in honor of Unitas. Why the hell didn’t he wear them anyway and pay a little fine?

  • Anthony Verna | May 1, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]

    I think that the team loses a timeout, also.

    I can’t seem to find it online, though.

  • DarkAudit | May 1, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”258231″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    How can you be a Yankees fan and not learned to live with the fact that every other fan base hates you? You should be taking that as a compliment, we hate you because you have all the money, exposure and championships. Noone’s going to fell pity for you.[/quote]

    The Red Sox can also burn in hell. And take the Nutting family with you.

    15 years and counting in the ‘Burgh. :(

  • Jeremy | May 1, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    Reed Johnson used to wear his sock like this.

    Last year, he switched to this.

    *** Note the Uni Watch reference here.

    I couldn’t find any decent pictures of him on the Cubs.

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”258251″]Reed Johnson used to wear his sock like this.

    Last year, he switched to this.

    *** Note the Uni Watch reference here.

    I couldn’t find any decent pictures of him on the Cubs.[/quote]
    He’s wearing low stirrups in both of those pictures.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 1, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Bryan, that is the most excellent column ever. Anyone that has ever had a problem with your posts should read that one and forget about any allegedly ‘bad’ items you’ve done in the past. You better watch out though, that guy that used to do the columns (I think his name was Paul) may get jealous and force his way back in. :)

  • u2horn | May 1, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    first link in the ticker is broken

  • Adios el-Kabong | May 1, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    that’s black and GOLD on Cowher day. No Pittsburgh team wears “yellow”.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”258255″][quote comment=”258251″]Reed Johnson used to wear his sock like this.

    Last year, he switched to this.

    *** Note the Uni Watch reference here.

    I couldn’t find any decent pictures of him on the Cubs.[/quote]
    He’s wearing low stirrups in both of those pictures.[/quote]

    you cannot tell in the first pic, but in the second pic, he’s wearing them sdrawkcab, FWIW

  • Nate | May 1, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    kenny lofton better not have his number retired by the rangers. that honor should go to Pudge, who wore #7 long before lofton

  • Bobby | May 1, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    I need Puals email because i have great sockage and cant find it

  • chance | May 1, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    I think the green caps are every bit as silly as the whole soldier dress-up thing that some teams are doing, but this criticism doesn’t make sense to me:

    [quote]Of course, the New Era factory had to be fired up to make (the green caps), and they had to be shipped and everything. Eh, we’ll save the environment tomorrow.[/quote]

    That only makes sense if teams don’t order multiple caps for players. Many players already change their caps on a regular basis. So instead of ordering a couple dozen red caps and a couple dozen blue caps for Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies ordered a couple dozen red caps, a couple dozen blue caps and one green cap.

    I don’t see that manufacturing the green caps has some unique effect on the environment, though that’s the standard criticism. There are plenty of other (better?) reasons to object to them – largely that they’re pandering, selling out the team’s identity to score cheap political points. Again, much like the camo fetish.

  • Eriq Jaffe | May 1, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    The first link in the ticker goes to a blank .gif.

  • Ryan | May 1, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    I was at the Yankees-Tigers game last night, and although I can’t find a picture to confirm it, Carlos Guillen appeared to outdo himself on the necklace front with, in addition to the two bouncing around under his chin, one that hung down all the way to the lettering on his jersey.

  • Tim Abel | May 1, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”258245″][quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]

    I think that the team loses a timeout, also.

    I can’t seem to find it online, though.[/quote]

    the visiting team will be penalized a time out, and so the home team will use one of their time outs at the start of the game to make it even.

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”258244″][quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]
    So, to echo Mark K – what’s the big deal?

    Like Peyton Manning being told he couldn’t wear the black high tops in honor of Unitas. Why the hell didn’t he wear them anyway and pay a little fine?[/quote]

    It could be called an illegal equipment violation – he wouldn’t be able to play until he had the correct equipment.

  • James P. | May 1, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    I mentioned the Astros wearing their Road Grays early in the comments section yesterday and “Scott” asked the question right before my post if that was the first time the Astros had worn their road grays this year. I saw nothing from Patrick yesterday or the night before in the comments reguarding this.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”258313″]kenny lofton better not have his number retired by the rangers. that honor should go to Pudge, who wore #7 long before lofton[/quote]

    yeah…um…i guess the [sarcasm] [/sacrasm] tags are broken again

    [quote comment=”258322″]I think the green caps are every bit as silly as the whole soldier dress-up thing that some teams are doing, but this criticism doesn’t make sense to me:

    [quote]Of course, the New Era factory had to be fired up to make (the green caps), and they had to be shipped and everything. Eh, we’ll save the environment tomorrow.[/quote]

    That only makes sense if teams don’t order multiple caps for players. Many players already change their caps on a regular basis. So instead of ordering a couple dozen red caps and a couple dozen blue caps for Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies ordered a couple dozen red caps, a couple dozen blue caps and one green cap.

    I don’t see that manufacturing the green caps has some unique effect on the environment, though that’s the standard criticism. There are plenty of other (better?) reasons to object to them – largely that they’re pandering, selling out the team’s identity to score cheap political points. Again, much like the camo fetish.[/quote]

    fair points, but, again, i think you missed the [sarcasm] button…the whole point of RECYCLING and/or “going green” would be to make use of some OLD caps (or better yet, just to wear their standard caps)…

    nothing says ‘im doing my part for the environment’ than wearing a t-shirt or brand new cap which says ‘im doing my part for the environment’

    and…about those RECs…gotta luv the bushies on that little bit…those things were created to allow polluters to ‘buy clean credits’ or some such nonsense…like the phillies instead of actually planting 100K trees…they merely BOUGHT credits which someone somewhere may use to plant said trees…not exactly environmentally conscious

    that would be like me buying a six pack and paying someone else to take the cans to the recycler…maybe…

    meh…maybe if the phils had made this gesture ON earth day i wouldn’t be as sardonic this fine may morning

  • Hama | May 1, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Nothing is as funny about names on jackets like Pascual Perez’ jacket during his time with the Expos. IIRC, he had gotten lost on the interstate on the way to a game once – after that, on the back of his jacket had Perez I-385 on the back instead of his jersey number.

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”258346″]Nothing is as funny about names on jackets like Pascual Perez’ jacket during his time with the Expos. IIRC, he had gotten lost on the interstate on the way to a game once – after that, on the back of his jacket had Perez I-385 on the back instead of his jersey number.[/quote]
    It was in Atlanta and was I-285 (aka “The Perimeter”) which circles the city.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 1, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    Why are caps sold by the dozen, anyway? Do the machines make then in batches of 12, or something?

    You’d think that it would be easier for the clubhouse managers and accountants if they were sold in some round unit like 10 or 100.

  • Juan Grande | May 1, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”258356″]Why are caps sold by the dozen, anyway? Do the machines make then in batches of 12, or something?

    You’d think that it would be easier for the clubhouse managers and accountants if they were sold in some round unit like 10 or 100.[/quote]

    Why are hot dogs sold in packs of 10 but hot dog buns come in packs of 8? A fine U.S. American once said “It is what it is.” That will have to suffice for the “why do hats come in twelves dilemna”

  • The Ol Goaler | May 1, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    The Cardinals have three players rockin’ low stirrups: Brian Barton, Anthony Reyes, and Brendan Ryan.

    That stripe pattern was introduced in 1924, and has been in continuous use since 1933; They’ve been worn by the “Gas House Gang” (that’s “Pepper” Martin in the cowboy hat), Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Dizzy Dean, Lou Brock, and Ozzie Smith, among others.

    So much better than the pajama-pants look, don’t you think?

  • Elena | May 1, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    I hate those so-called “green”dispensers for mustard and ketchup that a lot of stadiums have gone to instead of individual packets. They are filthy from being touched by a thousand grubby hands, don’t work half the time, and often have a unappetizing 2-cup size puddle of red or yellow underneath them.

  • Dan King | May 1, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”258115″][quote comment=”258100″]last nights champions league match saw Frank lampard wear an armband under his shirt for his recently departed Mother. He then showed the black armband when he scored, as he took it off to kiss and salute it. The armband was actually a captains armband turned inside out, nice gesture to see a player find a way to respect his mother without it plastered all over his shirt.[/quote]

    pic of Lampard taking off armband, the mgr, Avram Grant, also wore armband.[/quote]
    as much as i hate chelsea i do have to say that seeing lampard and grant wear the armbands was awesome. also good job to liverpool, they gave lampard flowers in memory of his mom before the game. thats how a tribute should be done.

  • MPowers1634 | May 1, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”258173″]May 6: It’s Willie Mays’ 77th birthday! All players — on the Mets — will wear their caps and sunglasses like this. The clearest sunglass lenses, EVER![/quote]

    They’re transitions!

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote]in addition to the two bouncing around under his chin, one that hung down all the way to the lettering on his jersey[/quote]

    must…behave…with…teacher…away

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 1, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.

  • MPowers1634 | May 1, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”258356″]Why are caps sold by the dozen, anyway? Do the machines make then in batches of 12, or something?

    You’d think that it would be easier for the clubhouse managers and accountants if they were sold in some round unit like 10 or 100.[/quote]

    SOunds like a reason to bring up the Metric vs. Standard debate again!

    Or not.

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”258354″][quote comment=”258346″]Nothing is as funny about names on jackets like Pascual Perez’ jacket during his time with the Expos. IIRC, he had gotten lost on the interstate on the way to a game once – after that, on the back of his jacket had Perez I-385 on the back instead of his jersey number.[/quote]
    It was in Atlanta and was I-285 (aka “The Perimeter”) which circles the city.[/quote]

    Yes, I don’t think there’s an interstate that goes to Montreal…

  • MPowers1634 | May 1, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]

    I definitely have to find that Double Play on Youtube when I get home!

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]
    Unless you are pitching at home.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    May 29: Today’s Red Sox game will be delivered in winks and nods in remembrance of Moe Berg, a former Sox catcher and U.S. spy.

    To honor the subject of “The Catcher Was A Spy” this man will throw out the first pitch. (Was that inference already made by the entry, I couldn’t quite tell)

  • Juan Grande | May 1, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    So the Yankees won’t give interviews to Uniwatch?!?! No Jorge Posada telling us about his “hand conditioning” or Melky Cabrera explaining why his first name is Melky? I’m heart-broken as there is not enough press out there concerning the Yankees. The only team in sports more hated than the Yankees would be the Patriots. I would, however, love to see a reality-show that follows Hank Steinbrenner around everyday. That would be awesome!

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    considering all the interviews they’ve given to UW thus far…

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote]The only team in sports more hated than the Yankees would be the Patriots[/quote]

    remember when people actually liked belichek?

    me neither

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 1, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”258387″][quote]in addition to the two bouncing around under his chin, one that hung down all the way to the lettering on his jersey[/quote]

    must…behave…with…teacher…away[/quote]

    Good one Phil!!

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”258398″][quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]
    Unless you are pitching at home.[/quote]

    Yeah your right, I was just lookng at the last two of his, he’s already had a 9IP loss three starts ago, sorry!

    As for the 4-3-2, I’m sure it’s out there, good luck finding it!!!

  • Urban Runoff | May 1, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    I like the green caps for the Phils, but why not have jerseys to match? -Runoff

  • matt | May 1, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    this may be a little nsfw, but i just came across this spread of maxim of misa campo wearing pretty much only a canadians jersey. like those little drawings that have been posted over the last couple of weeks. enjoy.

  • matt | May 1, 2008 at 11:37 am |
  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”258418″][quote comment=”258398″][quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]
    Unless you are pitching at home.[/quote]

    Man on 3rd, ground ball to 2nd, throw out the batter then catch the runner trying to get home at the plate? Bad baserunning, sure, but that’s not too hard to find.
    Yeah your right, I was just lookng at the last two of his, he’s already had a 9IP loss three starts ago, sorry!

    As for the 4-3-2, I’m sure it’s out there, good luck finding it!!![/quote]

  • Jonee | May 1, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”258210″]”The EPA says it’s the equivalent of planting 100,000 trees … but without actually planting the trees.”

    The EPA doesn’t know what they’re talking about. These are the same guys that shut down the power grid and released thousands of free roaming vapors. Bunch of jerks.[/quote]

    Ha! Must have been another of Walter Pecker’s brilliant ideas.

    On another note, where do I find me a hat like this?

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”258440″][quote comment=”258210″]”The EPA says it’s the equivalent of planting 100,000 trees … but without actually planting the trees.”

    The EPA doesn’t know what they’re talking about. These are the same guys that shut down the power grid and released thousands of free roaming vapors. Bunch of jerks.[/quote]

    Ha! Must have been another of Walter Pecker’s brilliant ideas.

    On another note, where do I find me a hat like this?[/quote]
    It can shield your eyes from the sun and also strain pasta!

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    Runner on 3rd, ground ball to 2nd, throw out the batter and catch the runner at the plate? Bad baserunning, sure, but that’s not hard to find.

  • Marty Met | May 1, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”258445″]Runner on 3rd, ground ball to 2nd, throw out the batter and catch the runner at the plate? Bad baserunning, sure, but that’s not hard to find.[/quote]

    Obviously, it possible. My point was, if you are going to throw out a DP scoring combo, 4-3-2 is not the first one to come to mind.

  • KT | May 1, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”258244″]Like Peyton Manning being told he couldn’t weear the black high tops in honor of Unitas. Why the hell didn’t he wear them anyway and pay a little fine?[/quote]

    I don’t believe it was a little fine. They hit Chris Redman with $5,000 for actually doing it (he only made $378,240 that year). They threatened Manning with “upwards of $25,000” in fines if he did it because he asked beforehand.

    Sure, we can say “what’s $25,000 to a guy making $6 million?” But Mr. Straight Arrow was unlikely to defy the league, even for a good cause. And I’m going to guess that Unitas would have said, “‘Preciate it, but keep your money. That’s just silly.”

    [quote comment=”258331″]It could be called an illegal equipment violation – he wouldn’t be able to play until he had the correct equipment.[/quote]

    As a football official, I’d say that would be unlikely. Technically, the footwear is legal for play. It’s only the NFL’s fashion police who make the call on whether someone has violated the league guidelines (not rules of the game) on appropriate dress, and the remedy is usually to issue fines, not to keep the player from participating until he corrects the fashion faux pas.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]

    you’re the only one it seems who doesn’t like the yankee unis, marty

    i don’t think you reminded us of it this week yet, tho

  • Stuby | May 1, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]
    Dude, what are you talking about? Most of the comments on here are about the Mets.

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”258411″][quote]The only team in sports more hated than the Yankees would be the Patriots[/quote]

    remember when people actually liked belichek?

    me neither[/quote]

    What about Duke basketball? Lord knows, I hate me some Duke basketball.

  • KT | May 1, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Chris Mortensen said at the time:

    [quote]
    Redman privately approached a Ravens official with his desire to honor Unitas. Instead of seeking league approval, the quarterback was told to “just do it” without saying anything. Manning went the route of protocol by seeking permission from the NFL. Once it became public with a rejection, the lines were drawn.

    “That was the mistake — if (Manning) just wears the shoes without any fanfare, this is a different deal,” a league official said.

    Manning was willing to pay any amount of fine, sources said, but felt the public controversy was a dishonor to Unitas.[/quote]

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    Not related to topic(s), but UW has explored several times the “uni-borrowing” phenomenon in All-Star games, most notably John Callison in 1964 and Carlton Fisk in 1972. I don’t believe I’ve seen this photo of Willie Davis in 1973 posted before. Little tough to see, but it’s an Atlanta helmet. Perhaps it can be added to the “gallery” for future considerations.

  • Buccigross Fan Club | May 1, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”258440″]
    On another note, where do I find me a hat like this?[/quote]

    In hell, little Jonee, in hell.

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”258463″][quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]
    Dude, what are you talking about? Most of the comments on here are about the Mets.[/quote]

    I’d say 25% Mets, %20 Yankees, 20% Other Uni-talk, and 35% semi-related arguments that piss off Paul. Just can’t ignore the east coast bias in the media. And I’m only sorta being sarcastic. But, such is life.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”258469″]Not related to topic(s), but UW has explored several times the “uni-borrowing” phenomenon in All-Star games, most notably John Callison in 1964 and Carlton Fisk in 1972. I don’t believe I’ve seen this photo of Willie Davis in 1973 posted before. Little tough to see, but it’s an Atlanta helmet. Perhaps it can be added to the “gallery” for future considerations.[/quote]

    and thurm (i think) behind the dish…freakin CLASSIC…thanks, larry

    yeah…those two sets of unis sure suck and are booooorrrring, right?

    wrong

  • James Craven | May 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Hey, those are actually the spring training St. Patrick’s Day game caps the Phillies acually wore last night.

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    It takes a special kind of ego to read that post and summarize it as Yankee hate – I see jokes mentioning the Phillies, Royals, Dodgers, Braves, Astros, Pirates, Mets, Padres, Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles, Athletics, Angels, Nationals, Tigers, White Sox, Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, Rangers…and biased? The Yankees have retired more numbers than any other team, and are wearing patches on both sleeves this season. Facts aren’t bias.

    I know the post-2000 championship drought has been tough, but relax. Have a sense of humor.

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”258331″]It could be called an illegal equipment violation – he wouldn’t be able to play until he had the correct equipment.[/quote]

    As a football official, I’d say that would be unlikely. Technically, the footwear is legal for play. It’s only the NFL’s fashion police who make the call on whether someone has violated the league guidelines (not rules of the game) on appropriate dress, and the remedy is usually to issue fines, not to keep the player from participating until he corrects the fashion faux pas.[/quote]

    A suspension is exactly what Stu Jackson threatened Gilbert Arenas with for wearing non-team colored shoes – but I agree it’s unusual. I had never heard of it happening before that.

  • CDM | May 1, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    The whole ‘going green’ idea is lame. Maybe they should re-design uniforms so that they can play in speedos when the ice caps melt from so-called global warming. Now that is an idea for turn the clock ahead night! Give me a break…..

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    Also not on topic(s) but with guys like Jerry West playing for the NBA Western Conference all-stars and Jeff F-EAGLES playing in Philadelphia, I present Boston Braves pitcher Bill Loiselle

    Bill had his final resting place on his jersey. Please no Danny Graves jokes.

  • Marc M. | May 1, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”258503″]Also not on topic(s) but with guys like Jerry West playing for the NBA Western Conference all-stars and Jeff F-EAGLES playing in Philadelphia, I present Boston Braves pitcher Bill Loiselle

    Bill had his final resting place on his jersey. Please no Danny Graves jokes.[/quote]

    Now thats funny!

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”258484″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    It takes a special kind of ego to read that post and summarize it as Yankee hate – I see jokes mentioning the Phillies, Royals, Dodgers, Braves, Astros, Pirates, Mets, Padres, Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles, Athletics, Angels, Nationals, Tigers, White Sox, Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, Rangers…and biased? The Yankees have retired more numbers than any other team, and are wearing patches on both sleeves this season. Facts aren’t bias.

    I know the post-2000 championship drought has been tough, but relax. Have a sense of humor.[/quote]

    A must read!!!

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”258502″]The whole ‘going green’ idea is lame. Maybe they should re-design uniforms so that they can play in speedos when the ice caps melt from so-called global warming. Now that is an idea for turn the clock ahead night! Give me a break…..[/quote]

    Calling global warming “so-called”? Nice, we’re in a “so-called” recession too, right?

    I’m sorry, that’s waaaay off topic, and I’m a huge jerk.

  • Justin | May 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]

    Not if you’re the home team…..

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”258503″]Also not on topic(s) but with guys like Jerry West playing for the NBA Western Conference all-stars and Jeff F-EAGLES playing in Philadelphia, I present Boston Braves pitcher Bill Loiselle

    Oops, it Voiselle. Don’t want to trample on the man’s Graves.
    Bill had his final resting place on his jersey. Please no Danny Graves jokes.[/quote]

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”258515″][quote comment=”258502″]The whole ‘going green’ idea is lame. Maybe they should re-design uniforms so that they can play in speedos when the ice caps melt from so-called global warming. Now that is an idea for turn the clock ahead night! Give me a break…..[/quote]

    Calling global warming “so-called”? Nice, we’re in a “so-called” recession too, right?

    I’m sorry, that’s waaaay off topic, and I’m a huge jerk.[/quote]

    actually…i don’t think there’s much debate on whether there is global warming or not…we’re in a cyclical period of natural global warming…there’s little debate there

    the “so-called” part comes in as to whether it is “man-made global warming” or not…and let’s leave it at that

    and no one thinks you’re a jerk, as far as you know ;)

  • Ryan B | May 1, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Economy grew 0.6% last quarter. By definition, that’s not a recession. You need two straight quarters of negative growth for a recession.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”258540″][quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]

    Not if you’re the home team…..[/quote]

    I think post 57 covered that, thanks anyway.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”258554″][quote comment=”258540″][quote comment=”258388″]May 14: All starting pitchers will go 9 innings — but lose — to observe Roy Halladay’s 31st birthday.

    I’m still on my “that really doesn’t happen kick” (see yesterday’s 4-3-2 DP). Most CG losses are 8 innings.[/quote]

    Not if you’re the home team…..[/quote]

    I think post 57 covered that, thanks anyway.[/quote]

    interesting…and how do you know that?

  • Patrick | May 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    Couldn’t find a pic, but I was at the Stars-Sharks game last night sitting right behind the goal and noticed San Jose G Evgeni Nabokov wearing last year’s black socks (with the teal and white stripe).

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”258545″][quote comment=”258515″][quote comment=”258502″]The whole ‘going green’ idea is lame. Maybe they should re-design uniforms so that they can play in speedos when the ice caps melt from so-called global warming. Now that is an idea for turn the clock ahead night! Give me a break…..[/quote]

    Calling global warming “so-called”? Nice, we’re in a “so-called” recession too, right?

    I’m sorry, that’s waaaay off topic, and I’m a huge jerk.[/quote]

    actually…i don’t think there’s much debate on whether there is global warming or not…we’re in a cyclical period of natural global warming…there’s little debate there

    the “so-called” part comes in as to whether it is “man-made global warming” or not…and let’s leave it at that

    and no one thinks you’re a jerk, as far as you know ;)[/quote]

    I don’t think you’re a jerk either.

    And, the global temperature dropped by .7 of a degree between January 2007 and January 2008.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 1, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”258474″][quote comment=”258463″][quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]
    Dude, what are you talking about? Most of the comments on here are about the Mets.[/quote]

    I’d say 25% Mets, %20 Yankees, 20% Other Uni-talk, and 35% semi-related arguments that piss off Paul. Just can’t ignore the east coast bias in the media. And I’m only sorta being sarcastic. But, such is life.[/quote]

    86.74% of all statictics are made up.

  • Patrick | May 1, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    This photo has been referenced several times on this page not only for Brooksie, but the young man to his left.

    Here’s a shot of him in his “playing days”.

  • Cole | May 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    I wonder if the Astros will put their Maypole in center field?

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”258585″]This photo has been referenced several times on this page not only for Brooksie, but the young man to his left.

    Here’s a shot of him in his “playing days”.[/quote]

    Awh, SHIT! On the left, to his right.

    Or is this a time for “DAMNIT, PHIL”? (Do I have that right?)

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”258593″][quote comment=”258585″]This photo has been referenced several times on this page not only for Brooksie, but the young man to his left.

    Here’s a shot of him in his “playing days”.[/quote]

    Awh, SHIT! On the left, to his right.

    Or is this a time for “DAMNIT, PHIL”? (Do I have that right?)[/quote]

    dammit larry

    i thought you were talking about the OTHER guy with the prosthetics in that pic

  • MPowers1634 | May 1, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”258603″][quote comment=”258593″][quote comment=”258585″]This photo has been referenced several times on this page not only for Brooksie, but the young man to his left.

    Here’s a shot of him in his “playing days”.[/quote]

    Awh, SHIT! On the left, to his right.

    Or is this a time for “DAMNIT, PHIL”? (Do I have that right?)[/quote]

    dammit larry

    i thought you were talking about the OTHER guy with the prosthetics in that pic[/quote]

    Wow…good eyes! Athough I think that’s just somebody’s bat!

  • jere | May 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    About “going green”–good for the Phils, if you’re gonna steal Red Sox ideas, steal the ones that are good for everyone. (I’m looking in your direction, Sweet Caroline thieves!)

    And about Jhonny Peralta: As a long-time “make fun of Jhonny’s name” guy, I’d like to point out that the jersey shouldn’t say “Chleveland,” it should say “Celveland.” Jhonny doesn’t just have an H thrown into his name, he has the second and third letter of a common name reversed. It’s not about the H, it’s about the reversing.

    Unless you’re Jonny Gomes.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    Yahoo has reports of the Worm’s latest arrest on both the sports AND entertainment page. If they had a topic for “Animal News” it would probably be there too.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”258603″][quote comment=”258593″][quote comment=”258585″]This photo has been referenced several times on this page not only for Brooksie, but the young man to his left.

    Here’s a shot of him in his “playing days”.[/quote]

    Awh, SHIT! On the left, to his right.

    Or is this a time for “DAMNIT, PHIL”? (Do I have that right?)[/quote]

    dammit larry

    i thought you were talking about the OTHER guy with the prosthetics in that pic[/quote]

    Oh no, not another one for the “Phil Reply Rolodex”

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”258577″][quote comment=”258474″][quote comment=”258463″][quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]
    Dude, what are you talking about? Most of the comments on here are about the Mets.[/quote]

    I’d say 25% Mets, %20 Yankees, 20% Other Uni-talk, and 35% semi-related arguments that piss off Paul. Just can’t ignore the east coast bias in the media. And I’m only sorta being sarcastic. But, such is life.[/quote]

    86.74% of all statictics are made up.[/quote]
    or, to quote this guy: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”258617″]or, to quote this guy: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”[/quote]

    i believe that is actually rocket’s grandfather

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 1, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”258622″][quote comment=”258617″]or, to quote this guy: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”[/quote]

    i believe that is actually rocket’s grandfather[/quote]
    Maybe – but he might be Rocket’s role model

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”258617″][quote comment=”258577″][quote comment=”258474″][quote comment=”258463″][quote comment=”258447″][quote comment=”258389″][quote comment=”258147″]Can you put enough hate for the Yankees into one post? Yankees should also decline to give interviews to uniwatch because of its biased crap, how does that strike you?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wasn’t aware that Uni Watch was required to be unbiased.[/quote]

    It’s about time. Usually it’s Yankee Love Fest around here and “how wonderful their classic pinstripes are” Blech.[/quote]
    Dude, what are you talking about? Most of the comments on here are about the Mets.[/quote]

    I’d say 25% Mets, %20 Yankees, 20% Other Uni-talk, and 35% semi-related arguments that piss off Paul. Just can’t ignore the east coast bias in the media. And I’m only sorta being sarcastic. But, such is life.[/quote]

    86.74% of all statictics are made up.[/quote]
    or, to quote this guy: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”[/quote]

    “Statistics are like your brother-in-law, they lie.” -Ozzie Guillen

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    Redeemable only in Milwaukee, WI. Ask for “Bud”.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • James P. | May 1, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”258591″]I wonder if the Astros will put their Maypole in center field?[/quote]

    Astros do not play tonight…

  • James P. | May 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”258610″]About “going green”–good for the Phils, if you’re gonna steal Red Sox ideas, steal the ones that are good for everyone.[/quote]

    I thought the Astros were the first MLB team to do anything for this MLB/Play Green crap…

  • Duckstyle | May 1, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”258638″][quote comment=”258622″][quote comment=”258617″]or, to quote this guy: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”[/quote]

    i believe that is actually rocket’s grandfather[/quote]
    Maybe – but he might be Rocket’s role model[/quote]

    Really? I assumed it was this guy.

  • LP | May 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”258334″]I mentioned the Astros wearing their Road Grays early in the comments section yesterday and “Scott” asked the question right before my post if that was the first time the Astros had worn their road grays this year. I saw nothing from Patrick yesterday or the night before in the comments reguarding this.[/quote]

    Come on…are you seriously whining about your name not appearing in the ticker?

  • Philly Bill | May 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    The Eagles have assigned uniform numbers to their draft picks.

  • Joe H | May 1, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    Reebok, in a rush to get out the 2008 Joe Flacco Replica Team Jersey, has COMPLETELY BUTCHERED the #5…I really hope that’s not the way they will be on the field!

  • jmart | May 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly

  • Jason | May 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    I dont want to be a picky patty, but this is the second day in a row that Im reading info in the ticker that has already been covered in detail on this site in the past- yesterday I was amazed to see the Burrell “Bird” pic as if it werent completely old news- and today are we breaking any ground here by mentioning that UCLA and USC will each wear home uni’s when they play one another? As one reader mentioned, they will take penalties, etc, yawn. The contributors to this site should be at least as well versed on its past content as the readers themselves- thats just one guys opinion!

    I do appreciate the effort you guys put in though-

  • Joe H | May 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”258693″]Reebok, in a rush to get out the 2008 Joe Flacco Replica Team Jersey, has COMPLETELY BUTCHERED the #5…I really hope that’s not the way they will be on the field![/quote]

    And the shoulder numbers don’t match…what kind of rookies do they have over there at Reebok! Poor photoshop…it deserves better.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”258651″][quote comment=”258591″]I wonder if the Astros will put their Maypole in center field?[/quote]

    Astros do not play tonight…[/quote]

    well then…that’s that

  • Andy | May 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.

  • Steven | May 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    DC United has a Jerset Sponsor(finally)! Volkswagen and DC United have agreed to a deal worth $3.7 Mil/year. Volkwagen will also become the official Automobile maker of MLS for an extra 1-2 mil. BizJournal

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    Looks like the NBA’s fashion police are off their game – here’s a couple pics of Atlanta’s Solomon Jones wearing an armband above the elbow.

  • Steve | May 1, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]

    Also, they won in the whites. I don’t know if the subject has come up in the chats with Joe the Giants equipment manager, is there any possibility that they would go white at home next year given the “lucky” streak they are currently on?

  • Chad G | May 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”258730″][quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote]I don’t know if the subject has come up in the chats with Joe the Giants equipment manager, is there any possibility that they would go white at home next year given the “lucky” streak they are currently on?[/quote]

    no

    they won twice in “away” blue (tampa & dallas)…just luck of the draw that they were the ‘away’ team for the super bowl

    the football gods decided the big dance…no way were the pats going 19-0…giants could have been wearing green and gold (if you catch my drift)

  • Amanda | May 1, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”258377″][quote comment=”258115″][quote comment=”258100″]last nights champions league match saw Frank lampard wear an armband under his shirt for his recently departed Mother. He then showed the black armband when he scored, as he took it off to kiss and salute it. The armband was actually a captains armband turned inside out, nice gesture to see a player find a way to respect his mother without it plastered all over his shirt.[/quote]

    pic of Lampard taking off armband, the mgr, Avram Grant, also wore armband.[/quote]
    as much as i hate chelsea i do have to say that seeing lampard and grant wear the armbands was awesome. also good job to liverpool, they gave lampard flowers in memory of his mom before the game. thats how a tribute should be done.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure that Avram Grant’s tribute was in honor of Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day…his father survived the Holocaust but his grandfather did not. Grant headed to Auschwitz today for a personal tribute.

  • jmart | May 1, 2008 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″][quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    have past super bowl teams and other championship teams in other sports also given the president the jersey they won it in or is it the preference of teh team

  • Ed R. | May 1, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″][quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    And the jersey yesterday was white as well

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”258746″][quote]I don’t know if the subject has come up in the chats with Joe the Giants equipment manager, is there any possibility that they would go white at home next year given the “lucky” streak they are currently on?[/quote]

    no

    they won twice in “away” blue (tampa & dallas)…just luck of the draw that they were the ‘away’ team for the super bowl

    the football gods decided the big dance…no way were the pats going 19-0…giants could have been wearing green and gold (if you catch my drift)[/quote]

    Once again, posting before thinking. DAMMIT LARRY!

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”258763″][quote comment=”258746″][quote]I don’t know if the subject has come up in the chats with Joe the Giants equipment manager, is there any possibility that they would go white at home next year given the “lucky” streak they are currently on?[/quote]

    no

    they won twice in “away” blue (tampa & dallas)…just luck of the draw that they were the ‘away’ team for the super bowl

    the football gods decided the big dance…no way were the pats going 19-0…giants could have been wearing green and gold (if you catch my drift)[/quote]

    Once again, posting before thinking. DAMMIT LARRY![/quote]

    Maybe they’ll play all road games (that’s better).

  • War Damn Eagle | May 1, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned or discussed this in the days since the draft, but why did Matt Ryan hold up the black alternate Falcons jersey on the stage in New York? I thought they used the red jersey as their primary home jersey. Are they going back to the black jersey as the primary home uni?

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Kris Fulton | May 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″]Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    Yeah…that’s what they gave him.

  • Chris | May 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly

    Dude… that’s the jersey they wore when they won the Super Bowl – how is that silly?

  • patrick | May 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]

    No, the other team would then incur a penalty, negating the first

  • Jim | May 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”258760″][quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″][quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    have past super bowl teams and other championship teams in other sports also given the president the jersey they won it in or is it the preference of teh team[/quote]

    I think the wings gave clinton white jerseys and bush a red one…… I’ll look for pics.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    what did the cubs give lincoln?

  • Jim | May 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”258794″][quote comment=”258760″][quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″][quote comment=”258722″][quote comment=”258697″]Yesterday when the Giants visited the White House to give President Bush a jersey they gave him their new-fangled away red jersey instead of the classic home blue one…i just thought that was kinda silly[/quote]

    Maybe it’s because he’s a Republican?
    Stupid if that is the reason, but it’s possible.[/quote]
    COME ON FELLAS….

    Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    have past super bowl teams and other championship teams in other sports also given the president the jersey they won it in or is it the preference of teh team[/quote]

    I think the wings gave clinton white jerseys and bush a red one…… I’ll look for pics.[/quote]

    Little off, gave Clinton both red and white, and Bush White

    Clinton 97
    http://cache.viewima...

    Clinton 98
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|907731%2c51622310%2c51642569%2c246908|0&id=907731

    Bush 02
    http://content.answe...

    All were the color jersey they won it in.

  • Patrick | May 1, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 1, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    [RIMSHOT!]

  • who cares | May 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    Picture of Florida Gators Pride Stickers. I hadn’t seen these before. Does anyone know what they are?

  • Mark K | May 1, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”258786″][quote comment=”258228″]Just show up wearing those colors and the game will be played. What’s the big deal?

    I recall reading that the offending team would receive a penalty at the start of the game. I also recall reading that Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel have agreed that the home team will decline the penalty each season.[/quote]

    No, the other team would then incur a penalty, negating the first[/quote]

    Except there is no penalty. Or charged time out. Or anything. The NCAA Rule Book is silent on any ramifications regarding the uniform color rules. Whoever is saying otherwise is just making that up.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    the mustangs/barons/outlaws/black gold’s kevin durant poses with the eddie gottlieb trophy, awarded in honor of his selection as the 2007-08 t-mobile rookie of the year

  • =bg= | May 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    Niner jersey mania here..
    http://www.49ers.com...

  • Loren | May 1, 2008 at 5:53 pm |

    Texas Rangers 1st basebaman, Ben Broussard today wore stirups! Not full stirups, but a lilte white was showing! Better then nothing! No pic, though.

  • James Craven | May 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”258830″][quote comment=”258802″]“What did the cubs give Lincoln?”[/quote]

    [RIMSHOT!][/quote]

    To quote a new member of the College Football Hall of Fame…

    DAMN!

  • Walaitis | May 1, 2008 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Hey … anyone else near St. Louis? I need help getting this knife out of my back.

    (I mean, sure, I laughed to … but it still hurt … and for the record, Teddy Roosevelt was in office when the Cubs last won it)

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Very funny, but this reality really needs not embellishment.

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 6:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”258957″][quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Very funny, but this reality really needs not embellishment.[/quote]

    Note to self:
    Refresh before posing. Sorry Mr. or Ms. Walaitis ;-)

  • Walaitis | May 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”258963″][quote comment=”258957″][quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Very funny, but this reality really needs not embellishment.[/quote]

    Note to self:
    Refresh before posing. Sorry Mr. or Ms. Walaitis ;-)[/quote]

    I JUST got it!!! It’s not the curse of the goat! We need another bear-themed president in office before they can win again!

    Sincerely,

    MR. Jim Walaitis

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”258957″][quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Very funny, but this reality really needs not embellishment.[/quote]

    not to add any more politics, but what the hey…

    TR was, bar none…the BEST president the us has ever had…

    you can look it up

    dude had it all…about 100 years before his time…and that’s no bull…rocky

    plus…dude summered on LI…now…that’s not necessarily a bonus, but well, it scores points with me

  • lwiedy | May 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”259029″][quote comment=”258957″][quote comment=”258826″][quote comment=”258802″]what did the cubs give lincoln?[/quote]

    Alright, now that was funny.[/quote]

    Very funny, but this reality really needs not embellishment.[/quote]

    not to add any more politics, but what the hey…

    TR was, bar none…the BEST president the us has ever had…

    you can look it up

    dude had it all…about 100 years before his time…and that’s no bull…rocky

    plus…dude summered on LI…now…that’s not necessarily a bonus, but well, it scores points with me[/quote]

    Trustbuster, bust THIS! –Elaine Benes

    Real cool compound out there, I’m sure you’ve been there as have I.

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    dude..i’ve BIKED up that hill

    and part of my senior honors thesis was on the sherman anti-trust act of 1890 and TR’s trustbusting

    he was also a bit of a environmentalist, i do believe

  • MPowers1634 | May 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”258775″][quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″]Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    Yeah…that’s what they gave him.[/quote]

    Many people wish that the dude on the left isn’t the only “Toomer” that will be visiting Dubya!!!

  • LI Phil | May 1, 2008 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”259101″][quote comment=”258775″][quote comment=”258741″][quote comment=”258730″]Maybe it is because that is the jersey the G-Men were wearing in the damn Super Bowl….[/quote]

    They wore white smartypants[/quote]

    Yeah…that’s what they gave him.[/quote]

    Many people wish that the dude on the left isn’t the only “Toomer” that will be visiting Dubya!!![/quote]

    thanks matt

  • Chuck Ryals | May 2, 2008 at 12:20 am |

    [quote comment=”258300″]that’s black and GOLD on Cowher day. No Pittsburgh team wears “yellow”.[/quote]
    here in good old Cleveland, Ohio, the Steelers colors are black and YELLOW! :-)

  • Jet | May 2, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    Bryan,
    your projections for the rest of May are funny!

    Thanks for the link to the Ugly Baseball Card Blog, but the commentary on there is brutally UN-funny. Trying WAY too hard for forced laughs when the cards really speak for themselves.

    -Jet

  • Brooks Simpson | May 3, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    FWIW, the Yankees have already retired #1 in a fit of madness. Now, they could un-retire it and then re-retire it for Billy, Bobby Richardson, and Bobby Murcer, and that could open up a whole new series of promotional days across baseball …

  • Tom | May 9, 2008 at 7:02 am |

    Any idea on the over/under on the last time Michael Princip bathed? He looks like the Unibomber.