Cinco de Mayo

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Sometimes fate lobs you a softball. I was wondering what I’d write for today, especially since my brain’s still kinda in vacation mode, and then there it was: yesterday’s A’s/Rangers throwback game (with the teams dressed as the 1968 A’s and the 1968 Senators, respectively). And this wasn’t just any throwback game — mere hours after Bryan had griped about teams not going the extra mile to wear throwback helmets, the A’s and Rangers went that extra mile. If you look at that last photo, you’ll see that Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki even had a throwback catcher’s helmet — a nice touch. (And speaking of helmets, Jack Cust’s lid still had a sticker on the underbill.)

Other notes from the game:

• Naturally, I loved the hot stirrup action, complete with yellow sanitaries for the A’s. While I don’t approve of the low-cut variety, it’s hard to argue with those stripes.

• Just once, I’d like to see throwback vests with old-school tailoring. Back in the day, vests were tailored narrow across the shoulders, almost like basketball tank tops; nowadays (and in yesterday’s throwback game), they’re just sleeveless jerseys, with too much shoulder coverage.

• I guess asking the Rangers to wear black cleats, instead of their usual blue, would’ve been too much. Still, the footwear is definitely the fly in this otherwise pleasing ointment.

• Speaking of footwear, this design really doesn’t belong in a throwback game.

• Too bad about the Majestic shoulder logo and rear-collar MLB logo, both of which should have taken a holiday.

• Also too bad about the modern dugout jackets, although it’s nice to see that the A’s coaching staff wore white caps — with white underbills! And the Oakland players had green underbills. The Rangers, however, had black underbills, which brings me to the most interesting element of the game…

That is not a throwback cap — it’s just a current Nationals cap. But isn’t the Nats’ “W” subtly different from the one the Sens used to wear? That’s what I thought, and the Nats’ own web site seems to confirm this: They sell this as the team’s current cap and this a 1968-71 Sens throwback — note the blunt end on the right tip of the W. Then there’s this, which is also supposedly a Sens throwack cap — the W isn’t blunt-tipped, but it’s more flat-sitting, less italic-ish than the Nats version. But then I did a little photo research and turned up this, this, this, and this. And frankly, those all look more like the Nats’ cap than they do like either of those Sens throwback caps. Todd Radom, if you’re reading this, could you fill me in on the distinctions between the old Sens W and the newer Nats version you rendered? (And if Todd isn’t reading this, I’ll check in with him myself and report back in a day or two.).

OK, that’s enough for the first day back. Mega-thanks to Bryan and Vince for minding the store in my absence — you guys rock. Speaking of Vince, he’ll be in NYC this Wednesday, which means we’ll finally get to meet in person, a mere year and a half after he started working for me. Looking forward to it, bud — travel safe.

Incidentally, I’m well aware that the site has been behaving sluggishly in recent days. We’re working on it. Should be fixed soon. Yes, I know that’s what we always say. We’ll say it next time, too. Patience, please.

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Research Request: I’ve always wanted to do an ESPN column about horse racing jockey silks, but it’s a subject I don’t know a whole lot about. If anyone out there could give me a crash course on this topic’s history and current state, please get in touch.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Also want to thank reader Chris Falvey and his wife Sue for sharing New Orleans drinks and advice. Much obliged. … Someone has put together a site devoted to the Diamondbacks’ uniforms. Among the interesting photos: a prototype sleeve patch (never actually worn on the field) and a great action shot of the 1999 futuristic design. … Robert Steinau notes that Jim Edmonds was up to his old windbreaker tricks in at least two games early last month. Longtime readers will recall that he also did this during the 2006 World Series. … According to this article, Georgia Tech will wear white jerseys at home this fall (with thanks to Jeff Parker). … Shorpy scores again. … This vintage jersey doesn’t look like much — until you take a closer look at the shoulder embroidery. … Expect to see this logo on lots of Wake Forest corporate merch this summer, although it won’t replace the school’s athletic logos (as reported by Dennis Reid). … Looks like we may soon be seeing more MLB mustaches (with thanks to Fred Worth). … Mustaches have also hit the volleyball scene. Photos here (thanks, Bryan). … “As you may have known, the Rockies brass were in a frantic rush after their World Series run to trademark the term ‘Rocktober,’ ” writes Reid Tynan. “Based upon their performance so far this year I’d say this shirt I designed features a much more fitting slogan.” … According to this article, Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne “was offended when [a] Nike official told him, ‘You’re not as good as [Texas] and you’re probably never going to be.’ That blunt assessment, Byrne said, made his move [from Nike] to Adidas easier. The Adidas deal also provides more money for A&M than their Nike offer, Byrne said” (with thanks to Glenn Stern). … Anyone know why the Red Sox have a jolly roger flag hanging in their bullpen? (As spotted by Randy Williams.) … New uni number, of sorts, for John Smoltz. … Ryan Clark wanted to switch uni numbers to honor Sean Taylor, but his request has been disallowed. So he’ll switch numbers for practices, but not for games. Details about halfway down this page (with thanks to Daniel Weimann). … Matt Cain went low-cuffed on Saturday night. “Not sure, but I believe this was the first time a Giants starter didn’t wear stirrups since the staff decided they would do so in spring training.” Might this be related to Barry Zito’s demotion to the bullpen? … Scott Springer notes that Erik Ainge is still wearing his Tennessee Adidas cleats. … Dig this 1962 Wilson uni catalog I won on eBay the other day. … Ryan Howard scored the winning run for the Phillies yesterday. How’d he do it? According to a quote in this story, “I got a good jump, and I think that was because of the shoes. I wore lighter-colored shoes today, and that might have made me look faster” (as reported by Bernie Langer). … Memo to the Yankees: Instead of bringing up Darrell Rasner or Kai Igawa, please promote Chase Wright instead, for obvious reasons (big thanks to Eddie Brewer). … here. … “If you look closely at this photo, you’ll notice a half-inch of dark stitching just outside Anthony Kim’s shoulder blade, in the shadowed area,” writes Fred Haumesser. “It was very noticable on TV that he had pleats stitched into the back of his shirt to help keep it from tugging on his shoulders. Tiger used to have a habit of pulling his shoulders up on each side prior to a shot but doesn’t do it anymore. Must be able to afford a better tailor these days.”

 

148 comments to Cinco de Mayo

  • Ricardo | May 5, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    It sounds (and looks) as if White Sox players Nick Swisher and Bobby Jenks might wear PINK GOATEES on Mothers Day

    I don’t know if I’d laugh or cry.

  • Juan Grande | May 5, 2008 at 8:20 am |

    I know last year that the Red Sox bullpen had a “pirate theme” running for most of the year. Papelbon sat out there for a game or two with a fake parrot on his shoulder. I guess they are continuing the theme for this season.

  • Lose Remerswaal | May 5, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    The Jolly Roger in the Sox bullpen started last year — in addition to the “bullpen band”, with all their percussion instruments, they started calling themselves Pirates (including a stuffed parrot), each with their own nickname and other “fun” stuff.

    Bad example of it is here, where you can buy a t-shirt for Mom, about the pirate deal.

  • Lose Remerswaal | May 5, 2008 at 8:25 am |

    more about the parrot getting stolen after the ALCS last year

  • John | May 5, 2008 at 8:26 am |

    In that pic of Joe DiMaggio as an Oakland A’s coach, is that a 15 on the sleeve of his jacket? Normally, I object to coaches using ‘player’ numbers, but fer cryin’ out loud! This is DiMaggio! Couldn’t someone have given him his number?

  • Jim | May 5, 2008 at 8:37 am |

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    No more of these
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    Or These
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    Oops, guess not…
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  • Mike | May 5, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    The Reading Phillies wore powder blue this weekend. linky

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    [quote comment=”264293″]In that pic of Joe DiMaggio as an Oakland A’s coach, is that a 15 on the sleeve of his jacket? Normally, I object to coaches using ‘player’ numbers, but fer cryin’ out loud! This is DiMaggio! Couldn’t someone have given him his number?[/quote]

    No to worry, a 1968 Oakland scorecard lists his uniform number as 5. Maybe it says #1,5 as in #1 in our hearts ;-)

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 8:48 am |
  • Fred | May 5, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    “Left tackle Jake Long , the No. 1 overall draft pick, was wearing No. 79 instead of his customary 77, which is currently worn by second-year lineman Drew Mormino .

    ‘I wore it all through high school and all through college, so we’ll see what happens,’ Long said. ‘But I like 79. My little brother wears 79, so it’s a good number, too.'”

    Source.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”264335″]Déjà vu.[/quote]

    nice catch larry…i really dig how josh went the full nine-yards with the blue shoes & gloves, and especially all that ink, to honor hondo

  • JF in DC | May 5, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    About the Senators/Nats curly W on the caps, I remember reading back when the Nats uni was first introduced, that the Nats braintrust purposely pointed the W on the cap up at an angle, pointing toward 2:00, to show that the franchise was on the move up, or something like that. Wish I had a link, but I’m going on memory here.

    In short, the management at the time recognized that the Senators’ curly W was more or less flat, and the Nats decided to tweak it somewhat.

  • Don | May 5, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    Swoosh Boy should ask Colt McCoy whether the Longhorns are that much better than the Aggies.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”264277″]It sounds (and looks) as if White Sox players Nick Swisher and Bobby Jenks might wear PINK GOATEES on Mothers Day

    I don’t know if I’d laugh or cry.[/quote]

    [quote comment=”264350″][quote comment=”264335″]Déjà vu.[/quote]

    nice catch larry…i really dig how josh went the full nine-yards with the blue shoes & gloves, and especially all that ink, to honor hondo[/quote]

    Those modern basketball,(Nike Huarache 2K5), turned baseball cleats have got to go!

    As do these deplorable shoes!

  • Steve | May 5, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    Memo to the Yankees: Instead of bringing up Darrell Rasner or Kai Igawa, please promote Chase Wright instead, for obvious reasons (big thanks to Eddie Brewer). … here. …

    As a Red Sox fan, I also hope Chase Wright is promoted to the big leagues. He stinks! Anyone remember him giving up 4 straight HR’s to the Red Sox within a span of 13 pitches????

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  • Walaitis | May 5, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    Welcome Back!

    … and speaking of colorful baseball uniforms … Has this been discussed before? I’ve seen it referenced in two different places while Paul was out, but I don’t remember seeing it here.

  • Anthony Verna | May 5, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    The “Oakland” across the jersey was also a lot bigger in the older jerseys.

    Old.

    Throwback.

  • Steve | May 5, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Paul, in the ticker, the D-Backs 1999 futuristic design link isn’t working for me……

  • Josh | May 5, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    Is it kinda unstable that the Rangers wore part of a current team’s uniform as a throwback? It’s not like the Rangers don’t have some cool uniforms in their own past… I guess they wanted both teams to have throwbacks from the same year.

  • Big AB | May 5, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    So I noticed 2 things from the A’s / Rangers Throwback game…

    1) The Oakland rear numbers are in the Font of the Red Sox, and if memory serves me correct, someone on the board once asked why the Yankes had the same font back in the day, and even went as far to say it was the Yankees Font BEFORE the Sox…So what is up with that font?

    2) Although it is nice that both teams had throw back helmets, is it really that hard for MLB to ship 40 Current NATIONALS Helmets to Oakland???

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    Looks like the Braves dug around in the closet and pulled out an old Russell Athletic jersey to use in commemoration of Smoltz’s 3000th strikeout. If you’re going to use the old jersey, then at least use the old nameplate with vertically arched lettering.

  • Dustin Pomprowitz | May 5, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Best yet, it looks like the coaches and players wore different caps in Oakland, something I know was a discussion on this site some time ago.

  • James Craven | May 5, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    As noted in the comments yesterday, Papa John’s Pizza will sell 23-cent large one-topping pizzas as part of a formal apology to Cavaliers fans in Cleveland over a promotional giveaway at Washington during Game Six of the Cavs-Wizards series in which shirts were given away calling LeBron James (in the words of Brendan Haywood) a “crybaby”. the pizzas will be sold on thursday (5/8) with proceeds (and an extra $10K) given to the Cavs’ Youth Fund. More details here.

  • Big AB | May 5, 2008 at 9:35 am |

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    This is getting out of hand, is stupid and I would love to see him actually have to wear it!

  • Kek | May 5, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    The bottom of this story talks about numbers issued to the rookies at Steeler mini-camp.

    I’d like to see the debate from UW posters on the fact that Mike Tomlin and the Steelers have no problem issuing outgoing star Alan Faneca’s #66 to a rookie which is in direct contrast to Jeff Fisher’s puzzling decision to make a rookie take of Pac Man’s number. Why not issue it and move on?

    In other Steeler-related number news, this story talks about Ryan Clark. I’m not trying to get into the Sean Taylor thing again. What I find odd is that the NFL turned this down despite Clark saying he’d buy up all the jerseys in the old number. What makes me laugh is that I was at four regular season games and a playoff game at Heinz Field and I saw a lot of different jerseys. I didn’t see a single Ryan Clark jersey though so the rejection seems odd.

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”264405″]Paul, in the ticker, the D-Backs 1999 futuristic design link isn’t working for me……[/quote]

    Now fixed.

  • Jen | May 5, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    Giambi is wearing high cuffs now (I think he started on Saturday). I’m guessing it’s to try to change his luck at the plate. Doesn’t seem to be working so far.

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”264418″]So I noticed 2 things from the A’s / Rangers Throwback game…

    1) The Oakland rear numbers are in the Font of the Red Sox, and if memory serves me correct, someone on the board once asked why the Yankes had the same font back in the day, and even went as far to say it was the Yankees Font BEFORE the Sox…So what is up with that font?

    2) Although it is nice that both teams had throw back helmets, is it really that hard for MLB to ship 40 Current NATIONALS Helmets to Oakland???[/quote]

    The numbers are NOT indigenous to the Red Sox, but to McAuliffe Mfg. who among many teams (A’s, Angels, Pilots, Astros) in the late 60’s/early 70’s. The Sox may have been one of the last clubs to get from McAuliffe (who were based in Boston). Sox switched to Wilson in 1979, but obviously kept the number style (but only at home until 1990).

    This site has documented the use of such a number style in some Yankees 1930’s-1940’s sets, but that too was probably related only to who made the uniform.

  • Beauregard | May 5, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    I just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities.

  • Monte | May 5, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    the A’s undershirts might be the best part

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    A bit OT, but the other night, while shopping with my wife at the Palisades Center mall, I noticed a young man wearing this cap with these shoes. Great coordination!

    And a repost from Saturday:

    Coming home from work at the golf course, I spotted this ice cream shop that the Trajan Sucks guy would fall in love with!

  • Lauren | May 5, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    Not uni-related, but one of the most amazing things I have ever seen– even with the logo creep.

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  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”264480″]I just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities.[/quote]

    They wore them because it’s THEIR throwback. You’d have to explain the copyright issue you brought up to me, but the Rangers were the Senators in 1968. That’s the reason they used it, not to keep the copyright. The Nats borrowed it from them (really from MLB who controls the marks).

  • Morris Levin | May 5, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Oakland-Texas TBC Game:

    (1) Another inaccuracy in the A’s uniforms yesterday was the lettering material. The letters in the 1968 originals were a thick embroidery giving greater visual depth to each letter of the word-mark. This is very difficult to do and the reason that even Mitchell & Ness was unable to recreate this specific jersey for years. Majestic did straight multi-layer tackle-twill.

    (2) The Rangers could have worn the unis of the 1968 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs. The Spurs actually played in Arlington Stadium, where the Rangers themselves played until the 1990s. There is precedent for minor league precursors – see the Tampa Bay Devil Rays dressing as the Tampa Tarpons and St Petesburgh Saints, and 1996 Seattle Mariners dressing as 1940s Seattle Rainiers.

  • Joey Guns | May 5, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    Jason Giambi is trying anything possible to get out of his slump:

    http://www.nypost.co...

    Jason Giambi said he was hiking his pants up and showing a lot of blue nylon for a second day, but if he didn’t start to escape the funk he was in at the plate the pants were going back to being worn like Dockers.

    “One more day and that’s it,” Giambi said. “If it doesn’t work I will try something else.”

    Considering he went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, Giambi will likely let the pants down tomorrownight if his frigid wood doesn’t get him a seat on the bench.

    Giambi is batting .150 (12-for-8) overall, .074 (2-for-27) with runners in scoring position and is hitless in 16 at-bats against lefties.

    Here’s a photo from yesterday:

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  • mark | May 5, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities. ”

    the game was to honor the move by the A’s to Oakland in 1968. The texas rangers did not exist in 1968, so what uniforms should they have worn? they wore what the franchise was wearing in 1968

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”264512″][quote comment=”264480″]I just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities.[/quote]

    They wore them because it’s THEIR throwback. You’d have to explain the copyright issue you brought up to me, but the Rangers were the Senators in 1968. That’s the reason they used it, not to keep the copyright.

    The Nats borrowed it from them (really from MLB who controls the marks).[/quote]

    to solve this whole stupid dilemma…mlb should have scheduled the angels…who could then have worn ‘larry’s halos’ caps…instead of the rangers…for the 1968 uni day

    just my $.02

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote]Giambi will likely let the pants down tomorrownight if his frigid wood doesn’t get him a seat on the bench.[/quote]

    ’nuff said

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”264514″]Oakland-Texas TBC Game:

    (1) Another inaccuracy in the A’s uniforms yesterday was the lettering material. The letters in the 1968 originals were a thick embroidery giving greater visual depth to each letter of the word-mark. This is very difficult to do and the reason that even Mitchell & Ness was unable to recreate this specific jersey for years. Majestic did straight multi-layer tackle-twill.

    (2) The Rangers could have worn the unis of the 1968 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs. The Spurs actually played in Arlington Stadium, where the Rangers themselves played until the 1990s. There is precedent for minor league precursors – see the Tampa Bay Devil Rays dressing as the Tampa Tarpons and St Petesburgh Saints, and 1996 Seattle Mariners dressing as 1940s Seattle Rainiers.[/quote]

    I really don’t have a problem with the Rangers taking on their previous moniker. In the cases stated (TB & Seattle) for the year they were creating, there was no franchise so that was the solution. Not the case here.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    Giambi is batting .150 (12-for-8)

    12 for 80

    One of my favorite T-Shirts of all time had this across the front:

    6 out of 5 people…Have trouble with fractions

    By the way, I love the MLB logo on the back of the jersey. New Era used to match the colors of the caps to the logo on the back. No more!

  • Joey Guns | May 5, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”264462″]Giambi is wearing high cuffs now (I think he started on Saturday). I’m guessing it’s to try to change his luck at the plate. Doesn’t seem to be working so far.[/quote]

    Sorry, you beat me to the punch about Giambi. I hadn’t refreshed my comments……..

  • al | May 5, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    At the derby this weekend, thanks to the new relationship with UPS, Big Brown had the case of the logo creeps

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote] I love the MLB logo on the back of the jersey[/quote]

    ban?

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”264524″][quote comment=”264512″][quote comment=”264480″]I just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities.[/quote]

    They wore them because it’s THEIR throwback. You’d have to explain the copyright issue you brought up to me, but the Rangers were the Senators in 1968. That’s the reason they used it, not to keep the copyright.

    The Nats borrowed it from them (really from MLB who controls the marks).[/quote]

    to solve this whole stupid dilemma…mlb should have scheduled the angels…who could then have worn ‘larry’s halos’ caps…instead of the rangers…for the 1968 uni day

    just my $.02[/quote]

    Your $.02 makes too much sense.

  • El Rey | May 5, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    To the left of the stitching on Anthony Kim’s shirt, is that a swoosh? Logo creep has moved to the back of the shirt. It is usually visible on TV when a golfer makes their swing. Oh, the places they find to put advertising.

  • Joey Guns | May 5, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”264537″]Giambi is batting .150 (12-for-8)

    12 for 80

    One of my favorite T-Shirts of all time had this across the front:

    6 out of 5 people…Have trouble with fractions

    By the way, I love the MLB logo on the back of the jersey. New Era used to match the colors of the caps to the logo on the back. No more![/quote]

    ha

    I hadn’t even seen that. The NY Post always flubs some things in their paper…….

  • Mike | May 5, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    I saw that Randy Moss is getting into NASCAR with a Craftsman truck team…I wonder if they will let him use “81”.

  • derek | May 5, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    Bruins new thirds next year?

    http://bp0.blogger.c...

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”264552″]To the left of the stitching on Anthony Kim’s shirt, is that a swoosh? Logo creep has moved to the back of the shirt. It is usually visible on TV when a golfer makes their swing. Oh, the places they find to put advertising.[/quote]

    yes…that is a swoosh…so?

    ever see a adidas golf shirt?

    i don’t want to start the whole “logo creep” argument (because PL’s definition and mine don’t mesh) especially regarding a GOLF shirt…not a team uniform…but it’s about time nike started putting more visible swooshes on it’s tennis and golf unis…

    as far as on team unis…we’ll have that debate another time

  • Walaitis | May 5, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”264540″]At the derby this weekend, thanks to the new relationship with UPS, Big Brown had the case of the logo creeps[/quote]

    And for those of you with money on the race, what did Big Brown do For You?

  • Harry | May 5, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    Great trend in women’s college softball, as more teams are going back to the stirrups and sanitary socks. Here’s Florida and UMass and Southern Miss

  • El Rey | May 5, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”264573″][quote comment=”264552″]To the left of the stitching on Anthony Kim’s shirt, is that a swoosh? Logo creep has moved to the back of the shirt. It is usually visible on TV when a golfer makes their swing. Oh, the places they find to put advertising.[/quote]

    yes…that is a swoosh…so?

    ever see a adidas golf shirt?

    i don’t want to start the whole “logo creep” argument (because PL’s definition and mine don’t mesh) especially regarding a GOLF shirt…not a team uniform…but it’s about time nike started putting more visible swooshes on it’s tennis and golf unis…

    as far as on team unis…we’ll have that debate another time[/quote]

    Not really bothered by the subtlety of the swoosh. It could be a lot worse. It just amazes me how advertisers look for the parts of a stadium or clothing that get the most visibility.

  • Teebz | May 5, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”264566″]Bruins new thirds next year?[/quote]

    No, it’s one of the finalists. They have narrowed their choices to four, and that’s one of them. They were practicing in them during the last few weeks of the season.

  • Kevin M. | May 5, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”264577″][quote comment=”264540″]At the derby this weekend, thanks to the new relationship with UPS, Big Brown had the case of the logo creeps[/quote]

    And for those of you with money on the race, what did Big Brown do For You?[/quote]

    This isn’t that new. I believe last year in the Derby was the first time that jockey’s were allowed to wear their union name and sponsors on their pants. Not 100% sure on the union name though. I remember it was big talk for NBC and lots of people were pissed and didn’t like it at all.

  • Shane | May 5, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”264566″]Bruins new thirds next year?

    http://bp0.blogger.c...

    Funny part about that. It’s actually Petteri Nokelainen skating around in a Bergeron sweater.

  • Wollen1 | May 5, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    I was very happy to see Grays versus Grays this weekend. It reminded me of the Milwaukee Braves versus the Atlanta Braves game a few years back where the Brewers donned throwbacks when Atlanta was in town. I did an internet search for photos from that game and I couldn’t find any. Anyone have any suggestions? I believe the game was played on August 26th, 2005.

    I’m sure the yellow batting helmets have Charley O. Finley smiling…deep down in the tenth circle of hell.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”264598″]Not really bothered by the subtlety of the swoosh. It could be a lot worse. It just amazes me how advertisers look for the parts of a stadium or clothing that get the most visibility.[/quote]

    christ…he’s actually fatter now…and that wasn’t 1988 (per the caption)

    is he wearing a halter monitor or an reverse-lipo tube in that pic?

  • Kris Fulton | May 5, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”264516″]Jason Giambi is trying anything possible to get out of his slump:

    http://www.nypost.co...

    “One more day and that’s it,” Giambi said. “If it doesn’t work I will try something else.”[/quote]

    So Giambi will try just about anything to improve his hitting? Not exactly breaking news…

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    Lots of uni-related tidbits on this webpage: a pic of Chipper wearing stirrups, Barabra Bush (the old one) wearing the Astros green hat, and G.H.W. Bush still wearing an Astros hat with the World Series patch from 2005.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • adr | May 5, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    Slovenia goaltender rocking the old-school brown pads for the IIHF World Championships

    Here>

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”264584″]Great trend in women’s college softball, as more teams are going back to the stirrups and sanitary socks. Here’s Florida and UMass and Southern Miss[/quote]

    That white UF helmet is hideous!

  • adr | May 5, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    Try again

    Seems I’m having issues adding links today…

  • Robert | May 5, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”264563″]I saw that Randy Moss is getting into NASCAR with a Craftsman truck team…I wonder if they will let him use “81”.[/quote]

    No. 81 is available in the Truck Series.

    http://www.jayski.co...

  • Kevin Mericle | May 5, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).

  • Shane | May 5, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”264629″]Slovenia goaltender rocking the old-school brown pads for the IIHF World Championships[/quote]

    Those look frigging great.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”264645″]Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).[/quote]

    don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black

  • Joey Guns | May 5, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    CNNSI is doing their best baseball players by number thing again…..

    0-22 http://sportsillustr...

    23-46
    http://sportsillustr...

    47-99
    http://sportsillustr...

  • DonD | May 5, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”264485″]the A’s undershirts might be the best part[/quote]
    Late in the game the pitcher went to a long sleeve shirt, I guess they didn’t have the old green long sleeves because he wore their current green long sleeve. It looked goofy.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”264658″]CNNSI is doing their best baseball players by number thing again…..

    0-22 http://sportsillustr...

    23-46
    http://sportsillustr...

    47-99
    http://sportsillustr...

    paul…take note of the #14…shows the centennial patch…you may want to bookmark that for future reference

    also…are you shitting me? best #60?

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”264645″]Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).[/quote]

    I asked her, but she said she wasn’t aware of anything.

  • Jonee | May 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    Speaking of windbreakers, I recently came across this cool shot of Jim Fregosi wearing a short-sleeved windbreaker and the halo cap. Wish it were higher res.

  • Johnny | May 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    SI stating Captain Jetes is better that Charlie Gehringer is absolutely pathetic.

  • Dan King | May 5, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”264634″]Try again

    Seems I’m having issues adding links today…[/quote]
    the pads look good, too bad team usa looks like they’re wearing practice jerseys.

  • QualityStarts | May 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    In reference to the Red Sox Jolly Roger flag in their bullpen: According to Wikipedia, “Historically, the flag was flown to induce pirates’ victims to surrender readily.” Perhaps this gives us a little insight?

  • Shaftman | May 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”264420″]Looks like the Braves dug around in the closet and pulled out an old Russell Athletic jersey to use in commemoration of Smoltz’s 3000th strikeout. If you’re going to use the old jersey, then at least use the old nameplate with vertically arched lettering.[/quote]

    I agree that it should be a Majestic jersey but they stopped using vertical arching at the beginning of last season.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”264669″][quote comment=”264485″]the A’s undershirts might be the best part[/quote]
    Late in the game the pitcher went to a long sleeve shirt, I guess they didn’t have the old green long sleeves because he wore their current green long sleeve. It looked goofy.[/quote]

    If you are forced to look at the photo of Frank Thomas once more, you’ll notice that the green of his wristbands as well as the highlights on those ridiculous clodhoppers are a much darker green than the kelly of the throwbacks.

  • chance | May 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”264770″][quote comment=”264669″][quote comment=”264485″]the A’s undershirts might be the best part[/quote]
    Late in the game the pitcher went to a long sleeve shirt, I guess they didn’t have the old green long sleeves because he wore their current green long sleeve. It looked goofy.[/quote]

    If you are forced to look at the photo of Frank Thomas once more, you’ll notice that the green of his wristbands as well as the highlights on those ridiculous clodhoppers are a much darker green than the kelly of the throwbacks.[/quote]

    Not surprising – that’s probably his standard gear.

  • Jim | May 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    Does anyone know at what time the 4OT goal was scored for the DAL SJ game last night? Just curious how late i would have stayed up if I watched. Please include what time zone you are in. Thanks

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”264778″][quote comment=”264770″][quote comment=”264669″][quote comment=”264485″]the A’s undershirts might be the best part[/quote]
    Late in the game the pitcher went to a long sleeve shirt, I guess they didn’t have the old green long sleeves because he wore their current green long sleeve. It looked goofy.[/quote]

    If you are forced to look at the photo of Frank Thomas once more, you’ll notice that the green of his wristbands as well as the highlights on those ridiculous clodhoppers are a much darker green than the kelly of the throwbacks.[/quote]

    Not surprising – that’s probably his standard gear.[/quote]

    I totally agree, but my disliking of that look is rooted in yesterday’s argument: Go the full route, accessories and all!

  • Graf Zeppelin | May 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    Mmmmmmmm….crawfish………

    I was in New Orleans at the end of January, the week before Mardi Gras. It took me three days before I found a place that had boiled crawfish; everywhere I went they told me they were “out of season.” I absolutely love that town. Unfortunately the Muses parade got rained out; I only got to see the Druids this year, but I saw Muses, Druids, Hermes and Endymion last year.

    The Cafe du Monde is out of this world. The place serves nothing but coffee and beignets, yet it’s a must for anyone visiting New Orleans.

    Glad you had a good time, Paul. Though I don’t know if you’d approve of the Mardi Gras decorations; the colors are green, gold and…well, you know.

    Man, those crawfish look good…..

  • Graf Zeppelin | May 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    …and one more thing: Hope you had at least one breakfast at Mother’s.

  • BobA | May 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”264786″]Does anyone know at what time the 4OT goal was scored for the DAL SJ game last night? Just curious how late i would have stayed up if I watched. Please include what time zone you are in. Thanks[/quote]

    1:25ish Central time give or take a minute. I had the ‘over’ on 1 a.m. ;-)

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    Site update: The good news, as you may have noticed already, is that the site is now loading much more quickly — no more sluggishness.

    The bad news, as you may also have noticed, is that we (i.e., John) had to take out the little “Bold,” “Italic,” and “Link” buttons here in the commenting function. For reasons we still don’t understand, those buttons were slowing down the site’s load time.

    John hopes to be able to install a new set of buttons later. For now, you can still use bolt, ital, links, etc. using standard html coding. For those who don’t know html, well, you can live without bold and ital. And if you want to add a link but don’t know how, just put the relevant URL by itself on a separate line, like so:
    http://www.blahblahb...

    Thanks.

  • Walaitis | May 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    Even as a die-hard Cub fan I find this absurd.

    (no place to link in text???)

    Click here: Major League Baseball Auctions Listing #94105241

  • Walaitis | May 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”264838″]Even as a die-hard Cub fan I find this absurd.

    (no place to link in text???)

    Click here: Major League Baseball Auctions Listing #94105241[/quote]

    Duh …

    http://auction.mlb.c...

    (MUCH faster!!! THANKS!!!)

  • Chase | May 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    I’m certain I’ll get flamed if the answer to my question has been commented on, but I read pretty regularly and can’t recall. So, here goes nothing..

    What is the little round icon/patch/thingy on the Cubs uniform pants? I was watching the Cubs/Cards last night and noticed it. Thanks!

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”264843″]I’m certain I’ll get flamed if the answer to my question has been commented on, but I read pretty regularly and can’t recall. So, here goes nothing..

    What is the little round icon/patch/thingy on the Cubs uniform pants? I was watching the Cubs/Cards last night and noticed it. Thanks![/quote]

    no flames…legit question

    it looks like a cubs logo

  • Pat | May 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”264537″]Giambi is batting .150 (12-for-8)

    12 for 80

    One of my favorite T-Shirts of all time had this across the front:

    6 out of 5 people…Have trouble with fractions

    By the way, I love the MLB logo on the back of the jersey. New Era used to match the colors of the caps to the logo on the back. No more![/quote]

    Actually, that’s not true. It’s the newer New Era hats that have started to match the color of the to the colors of the hats.

  • Pat | May 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”264862″][quote comment=”264537″]Giambi is batting .150 (12-for-8)

    12 for 80

    One of my favorite T-Shirts of all time had this across the front:

    6 out of 5 people…Have trouble with fractions

    By the way, I love the MLB logo on the back of the jersey. New Era used to match the colors of the caps to the logo on the back. No more![/quote]

    Actually, that’s not true. It’s the newer New Era hats that have started to match the color of the to the colors of the hats.[/quote]

    That was suppposed to say “match the color of the MLB logo to the colors of the hats.” For some reason my second link was eaten.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    another look at the cub trou as well as a sweet lou prostate exam

    and one more look (at the logo, not lou)

  • Minna H. | May 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    Uniforms, what uni….Paul, you simply CANNOT post pics of crawfish and beignets without a “Warning: Do not look at these pics when you’re hungry” caveat. Ok? Ok!

    The Twins are giving away pink Twins’ shirt on Mothers’ Day to the first…however many female fans. I don\’t know how many because I was trying to block out the whole stupid idea from my brain.

    Needless to say, I will not be going.

  • Minna H. | May 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    Wait, I have to do without the bold function? However will I…oh, I guess I figured it out!

    The Twins are/were the Senators. Period. At least, that’s how I see it in my world.

  • Chris A | May 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    Dallas area — Stars/Sharks ended at 1:23am — called my Red Wing-loving brother at 1:24 after a 1 minute celebration

    I disown him for the next 2 weeks.

    Go Stars

  • Philly Bill | May 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”264908″]Dallas area — Stars/Sharks ended at 1:23am — called my Red Wing-loving brother at 1:24 after a 1 minute celebration

    I disown him for the next 2 weeks.

    Go Stars[/quote]

    I am dead on my feet today after attending that marathon. All well worth it, since they won.

  • Minna H. | May 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”264933″][quote comment=”264908″]Dallas area — Stars/Sharks ended at 1:23am — called my Red Wing-loving brother at 1:24 after a 1 minute celebration

    I disown him for the next 2 weeks.

    Go Stars[/quote]

    I am dead on my feet today after attending that marathon. All well worth it, since they won.[/quote]

    I am conflicted about the Stars. I hate them forever because they were taken away from Minnesota and renamed, but I like (ok, love) their black unis. Probably my favorite of the remaining uniforms. Do I go with my heart or with my aesthetics?

  • AEPennypacker | May 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    RE: Throwback helmets… some teams just can’t pull off a throwback day without ‘em.

    http://marinersunifo...
    (Near the top of the page. Yes, the lack of striped waistbands blows.)

    When your team has unergone a color/logo change, seems like they should be required by law to wear throwback colors if you do a “[fill in the year] Day.” Same with undershirts and all that other gear.

  • Teebz | May 5, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    Fabulous game last night between the Sharks and Stars. It was an absolute goaltending clinic.

    I watched from the anthems right through to the handshakes.

    NHL Playoffs… the best time of the year!

  • sittingstill | May 5, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    Not sure exactly when the Sox bullpen hung the flag, but here it is from September 5. Bad shot of the parrot from September 10. Pirate theme goes back at least as far as July.

  • Joe | May 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    http://news.steelers...

    Why is there no explanation for Hines Ward unique head wear choice for mini-camp?

  • scott | May 5, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”264517″]just find it really strange that the Rangers wore Senator’s uniforms. I guess they have to wear them in order to keep the copyright (and prevent the Nats from using it) but cmon teams shouldn’t wear throwbacks from other cities. ”

    the game was to honor the move by the A’s to Oakland in 1968. The texas rangers did not exist in 1968, so what uniforms should they have worn? they wore what the franchise was wearing in 1968[/quote]

    I rather liked that old Senators uniform the Rangers wore. Very simple and plain.

  • Robin | May 5, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”264656″][quote comment=”264645″]Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).[/quote]

    don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!!

    To Graf Zeppelin: You did infact come to New Orleans while crawfish were out of season. The season doesn’t really get going until mid March.

    Paul, glad you enjoyed New Orleans! Tell your friends and neighbors that we welcome them too.

    In all the years I have been a Saints fan, I had no idea that cartoon guy had a real name

  • jmart | May 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    of the new nhl uniforms that were basically completly redesigned i actually am beginning to like the sharks the most way better than the stars i think icant believe they did away with those really sweet “star” jerseys

  • Jeff P | May 5, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”264998″]of the new nhl uniforms that were basically completly redesigned i actually am beginning to like the sharks the most way better than the stars i think icant believe they did away with those really sweet “star” jerseys[/quote]
    To me, the Sharks uniforms are infinitely better then the Stars- the stars are plain, boring, and to me, utter crap. They look like they’re trying for the NBA look, which to me has the worst uniforms of all pro sports.

    Ans worst of all? they went from the star jerseys to these pieces of garbage.

    the sharks? I love them. nice color balance, I love the blue and gold, and a classic styling. Bottom stripe, shoulder yoke- classic design.

    From day one I have considered the stars and oilers the worst uniforms in the NHL. And San Jose started out positive, and has only grown on me.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    Just found this photo of the 1972 A’s — is that the Expos font being used for the numbers?

    http://www.bucketfoo...

  • Mark MihaIik | May 5, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    Here’s a ridiculous page that goes into a little bit of detail about the Sox bullpen’s pirate obsession–mostly in regards to parrot. Mike Timlin gives a great TV interview after someone stole the parrot during a postgame celebration.

    After it was returned (and after the Sox won the Series), Timlin taped the parrot on his shoulder for the celebration parade, and members of the Sox bullpen had the pirate flag flying over their flatbed truck in the parade, too. Some details about that on this page (along with another funny Timlin interview).

  • jmart | May 5, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”265009″][quote comment=”264998″]of the new nhl uniforms that were basically completly redesigned i actually am beginning to like the sharks the most way better than the stars i think icant believe they did away with those really sweet “star” jerseys[/quote]
    To me, the Sharks uniforms are infinitely better then the Stars- the stars are plain, boring, and to me, utter crap. They look like they’re trying for the NBA look, which to me has the worst uniforms of all pro sports.

    Ans worst of all? they went from the star jerseys to these pieces of garbage.

    the sharks? I love them. nice color balance, I love the blue and gold, and a classic styling. Bottom stripe, shoulder yoke- classic design.

    From day one I have considered the stars and oilers the worst uniforms in the NHL. And San Jose started out positive, and has only grown on me.[/quote]
    i generally dislike any team taht has the piping on their jersey a good example are the aves they used to have a representation of the rockies on the bottom and top of their jerseys but now nothing except stupid piping and i have always been a big fan of the sharks logo one of the best in the nhl right behind the rangers of course

  • Buccigross Fan Club | May 5, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”264981″]http://news.steelers.com/article/89044/

    Why is there no explanation for Hines Ward unique head wear choice for mini-camp?[/quote]

    As the story states, he wasn’t practicing, so he didn’t need to wear a helmet.

    Those cheesy “leather” helmets are available for purchase in the Steelers team shops.

  • Jim | May 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”265021″][quote comment=”265009″][quote comment=”264998″]of the new nhl uniforms that were basically completly redesigned i actually am beginning to like the sharks the most way better than the stars i think icant believe they did away with those really sweet “star” jerseys[/quote]
    To me, the Sharks uniforms are infinitely better then the Stars- the stars are plain, boring, and to me, utter crap. They look like they’re trying for the NBA look, which to me has the worst uniforms of all pro sports.

    Ans worst of all? they went from the star jerseys to these pieces of garbage.

    the sharks? I love them. nice color balance, I love the blue and gold, and a classic styling. Bottom stripe, shoulder yoke- classic design.

    From day one I have considered the stars and oilers the worst uniforms in the NHL. And San Jose started out positive, and has only grown on me.[/quote]
    i generally dislike any team taht has the piping on their jersey a good example are the aves they used to have a representation of the rockies on the bottom and top of their jerseys but now nothing except stupid piping

    and i have always been a big fan of the sharks logo one of the best in the nhl right behind the rangers of course[/quote]

    I’ve said this a hundred times so I’ll keep it short. Sharks have a nice DESIGN (logo piping etc.), but horrible COLORS! I hate teal like paul hates purple.

  • Tom From Staten Island | May 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”264786″]Does anyone know at what time the 4OT goal was scored for the DAL SJ game last night? Just curious how late i would have stayed up if I watched. Please include what time zone you are in. Thanks[/quote]

    230 am. eastern

  • Ron | May 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    I am not sure if someone noted but in yesterday’s throwback game, A’s and Rangers, Santiago Casilla a relief pitcher wore the normal kelly green long sleeves rather than the lime greenish under shirt everyone else wore.

    Also Matt Cain might have gone away with the strirups but Tim Lincecum didn’t.

  • JayZee | May 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    Sometimes fate lobs you a softball. I was wondering what I’d write for today, especially since my brain’s still kinda in vacation mode, and then there it was: yesterday’s A’s/Rangers throwback game (with the teams dressed as the 1968 A’s and the 1968 Senators, respectively).

    My design team (no plugs I promise) presented this replication of the Oakland (nee KC) Athletics (A’s) unis to the Kane County Cougars (the Oakland A’s single A affiliate) three years ago. The KC (Kansas City and Kane County) along with the A’s unifrom stylings were a match made in uni heaven…

    Of course the KC Cougars did NOT make the change for a myriad of reasons, (blah blah blah) the most obvious I assume because they did not come up with the idea (or were too clueless to make the switch) and would have had to pay us to use it.

    Sure is gratifying to know how great an idea it really was when you see the final outcome live IN THE MAJORS…you could have been a contender Cougars…

    Also saw the Cougars will be playing a game against the Peoria Chiefs at Wrigley Field making it the first time minor league teams will have played at the Friendly Confines…As a Cubs fan I beg to differ, hasn’t a minor league team (the Cubs) been playing at Wrigley for years? I think so…

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”264990″][quote comment=”264656″]
    don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!!
    [/quote]

    my bad…sinners saints it is

  • Walaitis | May 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”265034″][quote comment=”264981″]http://news.steelers.com/article/89044/

    Why is there no explanation for Hines Ward unique head wear choice for mini-camp?[/quote]

    As the story states, he wasn’t practicing, so he didn’t need to wear a helmet.

    Those cheesy “leather” helmets are available for purchase in the Steelers team shops.[/quote]

    Or was it a message to the rookies: “Yeah, I’ve been around a long time. You got a problem with that?”

  • mooka | May 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    so if NSFW (Not Safe For Work) is used for something racy…how about NSFH (Not Safe For Hungry-type-people) for pics of crawfish and other tasty food items?

  • Teebz | May 5, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”265057″][quote comment=”264786″]Does anyone know at what time the 4OT goal was scored for the DAL SJ game last night? Just curious how late i would have stayed up if I watched. Please include what time zone you are in. Thanks[/quote]

    230 am. eastern[/quote]

    Officially, according to the NHL, the game ended at 1:21AM CDT. It started at 8:04PM CDT.

  • Chris in DC | May 5, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    I saw those road Senators jerseys for sale at the Nationals Park team store last week, now I know why!!

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    O’s players flattened their hat brims before heading onto the field for postgame high-fives after closer George Sherrill finished off a 4-3 win Friday night:

    http://www.mcenearne...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  • Duckstyle | May 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”264990″][quote comment=”264656″][quote comment=”264645″]Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).[/quote]

    don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!!

    To Graf Zeppelin: You did infact come to New Orleans while crawfish were out of season. The season doesn’t really get going until mid March.

    Paul, glad you enjoyed New Orleans! Tell your friends and neighbors that we welcome them too.

    In all the years I have been a Saints fan, I had no idea that cartoon guy had a real name[/quote]

    There’s nothing wrong with the gold jersey at all. Just put some damn stripes on those black pants and either change the top socks to gold, or white some stripes (ala the Chiefs) and you got yourself a georgeous uni.

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

    [quote comment=”265195″][quote comment=”264990″][quote comment=”264656don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!![/quote]

    There’s nothing wrong with the gold jersey at all. Just put some damn stripes on those black pants and either change the top socks to gold, or white some stripes (ala the Chiefs) and you got yourself a georgeous uni.[/quote]

    agreed, ducks…

    here’s what i’d do for that uni…get the golds (helmet & jersey) to match…keep the black pants, but go with solid WHITE SOCKS and either black or gold stripes (or perhaps black-gold-black stripes)…i like the solid black pant, but the unitard socks make it look unitarded…no need for pant stripes, imho

    if i could do up a p-shop (and i can’t)…i’d like to see that as a mockup…but i definitely think the gold jersey has muy-potential

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”265208″][quote comment=”265195″][quote comment=”264990″]don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!![/quote]

    There’s nothing wrong with the gold jersey at all. Just put some damn stripes on those black pants and either change the top socks to gold, or white some stripes (ala the Chiefs) and you got yourself a georgeous uni.[/quote]

    agreed, ducks…

    here’s what i’d do for that uni…get the golds (helmet & jersey) to match…keep the black pants, but go with solid WHITE SOCKS and either black or gold stripes (or perhaps black-gold-black stripes)…i like the solid black pant, but the unitard socks make it look unitarded…no need for pant stripes, imho

    if i could do up a p-shop (and i can’t)…i’d like to see that as a mockup…but i definitely think the gold jersey has muy-potential

    (fixed i hope)

  • Robin | May 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”265212″][quote comment=”265208″][quote comment=”265195″][quote comment=”264990″]don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!![/quote]

    There’s nothing wrong with the gold jersey at all. Just put some damn stripes on those black pants and either change the top socks to gold, or white some stripes (ala the Chiefs) and you got yourself a georgeous uni.[/quote]

    agreed, ducks…

    here’s what i’d do for that uni…get the golds (helmet & jersey) to match…keep the black pants, but go with solid WHITE SOCKS and either black or gold stripes (or perhaps black-gold-black stripes)…i like the solid black pant, but the unitard socks make it look unitarded…no need for pant stripes, imho

    if i could do up a p-shop (and i can’t)…i’d like to see that as a mockup…but i definitely think the gold jersey has muy-potential

    (fixed i hope)[/quote]

    Ok, I could deal with that, if they did some stripes, and if they could work Sir Saint into the uni somewhere.

    Didn’t mean to sound so demonstrative earlier Phil, i just hate that aints moniker so much ya know?

  • Jen | May 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”264539″][quote comment=”264462″]Giambi is wearing high cuffs now (I think he started on Saturday). I’m guessing it’s to try to change his luck at the plate. Doesn’t seem to be working so far.[/quote]

    Sorry, you beat me to the punch about Giambi.

    I hadn’t refreshed my comments……..[/quote]

    S’ok. Your link confirmed my suspicions.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote]Didn’t mean to sound so demonstrative earlier Phil, i just hate that aints moniker so much ya know?[/quote]

    s’aight robin ;)

    and hey…reggie bush doesn’t pull that somersault shenanigans in the playoffs against da bears…and y’all might have had a date with peyton…so yeah…you aint the aints no more

  • =bg= | May 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”264990″][quote comment=”264656″][quote comment=”264645″]Hey Paul, did Cindy Hart mention anything about the Saints making tweaks to their uniforms for the upcoming season? That rumor has been swirling around for a while now (the least they could do is match the golds on the uniform).[/quote]

    don’t suppose there’s any chance of the aints bringing back this, either as a alt or to replace the black[/quote]

    GOD I hope not. I hate that gold uni. I wish people would stop refering to them as the Aints. To me, they aint been the Aints in a long time!!

    To Graf Zeppelin: You did infact come to New Orleans while crawfish were out of season. The season doesn’t really get going until mid March.

    Paul, glad you enjoyed New Orleans! Tell your friends and neighbors that we welcome them too.

    In all the years I have been a Saints fan, I had no idea that cartoon guy had a real name[/quote]

    YOW. never saw those gold tops before. wish i had’nt now, either!

    Look at the Archie Manning years. Good look IMO.
    http://www.cbssports...

  • simon | May 5, 2008 at 6:24 pm |

    Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Japan played a series against the Yomiuri Giants in their Yakult Atoms throwbacks, complete with an Astro Boy sleeve patch.
    http://jhockey.wordp...

  • simon | May 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm |

    oh yeah, the powder blues were worn at home, a la Jays, but I see no problems with that. no japanese teams wear powder blue away jerseys anymore (like MLB), and the opposition Giants were wearing a black top white pants combo (colour top white pants combo is pretty common in Asia as away unis). I guess a traditionalist died a little somewhere.

  • simon | May 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm |

    Oops, Giants road unis here:

    http://ca.c.yimg.jp/...

  • Brad | May 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=\”265103\”][quote comment=\”265034\”][quote comment=\”264981\”]http://news.steelers.com/article/89044/

    Why is there no explanation for Hines Ward unique head wear choice for mini-camp?[/quote]

    As the story states, he wasn\’t practicing, so he didn\’t need to wear a helmet.

    Those cheesy \”leather\” helmets are available for purchase in the Steelers team shops.[/quote]

    Or was it a message to the rookies: \”Yeah, I\’ve been around a long time. You got a problem with that?\”[/quote]
    Actually, it was part of Coach Tomlin\’s Hat Day, as referenced here
    http://postgazette.c...

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”265266″]Look at the Archie Manning years. Good look IMO.
    http://www.cbssports...

    ok…now we’re talkin…pair the gold jersey with everything else peyton’s dad is wearing (even with the pant stripes)…and we got a winner

  • DCM | May 5, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    Georgia Tech has worn white jerseys/gold pants at home for decades, except the past few years, and when outlawed by the NCAA/ACC. As Paul has reported earlier, there are rumors of white helmets, navy jerseys, and all sorts of combos coming down the pike for GT, to fire up these kids for a big game. Jerseys with Miami-type stripes here and there, which I could do without.

    Nice mention about Chipper’s years of stirrup wearing, something Francoeur wore for the first time this weekend.

    And Archie’s stripes are nice, though the Saints have worn better looking unis than the black pants referenced above.

  • Will | May 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    I wonder how many visiting teams will refuse to allow Georgia Tech to wear their whites at home? It is the visiting team’s call, after all.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2008 at 8:48 pm |

    I need to chime in about those AWESOME THROWBACKS YESTERDAY! I will agree that Oakland could have done a better job on the shoulder cut….and we’re never gonna get simpler cleats but I’m happy with what I saw yesterday.

  • bar57988 | May 5, 2008 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”265405″]I wonder how many visiting teams will refuse to allow Georgia Tech to wear their whites at home? It is the visiting team’s call, after all.[/quote]

    I grew up watching minor league baseball and hockey here in Nashville, and one of the first things I learned about uniforms was you wear home whites/road greys, nickname on home jersey/city on away jersey. Despite one’s love/hatred for the Yankees, if you see them in pinstripes, you know they are playing at the Stadium. You could once say the same about hockey. Why must innovation intrude upon tradition? I’m now of my soapbox, pardon the interruption…

  • Mark K | May 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm |

    You can get that Sir Saint guy on a ladies’ t-shirt from one of this site’s sponsors- now on sale!

    http://www.distantre...

  • John Flanagan | May 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    Hey! Did everyone hear the Scott Van Pelt hour this afternoon on ESPN radio?? He spent a great deal of time on discussing uniforms…what he likes, what listeners like, what they look for in a good uni, discussing unis in diff. sports/eras…. right up our alley! Seems like Scott Van Pelt “gets it”. Great job ESPN radio!!!

  • James Craven | May 5, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    And in other news from TWLIS, it looks like soon-to-be-former WWE announcer/wrestler/fake fighter Jonathon Coachman will join them soon according to Wrestling Observer.

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    please…please…please

    if you are going to wear the stirrups…

    do not fail

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    For those who are reading now (hi, Phil), I just wanna say that tomorrow’s entry is a doozy. Really.

  • simon | May 5, 2008 at 11:44 pm |

    Slovakia looked stunning in their throwbacks, but were stunned by the Germans 4-2.
    http://www.iihf.com/...

    Finnish throwbacks weren’t so hot
    http://www.iihf.com/...

  • lwiedy | May 5, 2008 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”265014″]Just found this photo of the 1972 A’s — is that the Expos font being used for the numbers?

    http://www.bucketfoo...

    A little late responing to this, but yes, I guess that would be the same as the Expos. Strange thing about that number on the front, ’72 was the only year it was used and it did not match the number style on the back.

  • Failos2002 | May 5, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    Can’t wait! Thanks, Paul.

  • lwiedy | May 6, 2008 at 12:05 am |

    [quote comment=”264680″][quote comment=”264658″]CNNSI is doing their best baseball players by number thing again…..

    0-22 http://sportsillustr...

    23-46
    http://sportsillustr...

    47-99
    http://sportsillustr...

    paul…take note of the #14…shows the centennial patch…you may want to bookmark that for future reference

    also…are you shitting me? best #60?[/quote]

    Phil, did you catch who’s sitting in the owners box in #39? I thought when you photographed the devil, no image would appear.

  • Joe | May 6, 2008 at 1:18 am |

    I think I finally understand…If I like striped socks and wearing stirups pulled way up high, that means “I get it”. If I don’t like that look that means “I don’t get it”.

  • Reed | May 6, 2008 at 1:32 am |

    found an interesting facemask worn by an ole miss running back…

    http://vault.sportsi...

  • LI Phil | May 6, 2008 at 7:50 am |

    [quote comment=”265559″][quote comment=”264680″][quote comment=”264658″]CNNSI is doing their best baseball players by number thing again…..

    0-22 http://sportsillustr...

    23-46
    http://sportsillustr...

    47-99
    http://sportsillustr...

    paul…take note of the #14…shows the centennial patch…you may want to bookmark that for future reference

    also…are you shitting me? best #60?[/quote]

    Phil, did you catch who’s sitting in the owners box in #39? I thought when you photographed the devil, no image would appear.[/quote]

    i saw mr. o’malley there…i didn’t see robert moses*

    so the devil was in the details owners box after all

    *(btw larry…you should read one of the world’s greatest tomes, The Power Broker by robert caro–sure it’s 1200 pages, but it is outstanding reading)