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Stink-Eye for the Pink Guys

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Yesterday was Mother’s Day, so MLB diamonds were awash in pink jersey ribbons, pink armbands (note how the Cool Base gussets ruin the pinstripes, by the way), pink-accessorized umpires, pink titanium necklaces, pink catcher’s gear, pink shoelaces, pink facial hair, and pink bats. I’d like to think that at least one stadium music director was enterprising enough to play the album shown at right (if you don’t recognize it, look here), but somehow I doubt it.

By now you know the drill: I dislike the pink-o-rama, Minna H. really dislikes it, and most of the rest of you are okay with it. Fine — let’s move on.

Fortunately, Mets announcers Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez provided an extended session of uni-related banter yesterday, and it was almost pink-free. Their discussion was prompted by the fact that the team’s local broadcast affiliate has been running an internet poll to let fans vote on the Mets’ all-time best uniform. Good poll, topic, right? Or it would have been, if they hadn’t limited the choices to very small sampling of the various designs the Mets have worn over the years. Anyway, the discussion was actually pretty good — let’s listen in:

Keith Hernandez: I know what my pick would be.

Gary Cohen: What is that?

KH: I love the Mets’ old road uniforms. We had to wear those darn ones with the handwriting. Remember, the “New York” handwriting?

GC: The script.

KH: I must say, I get jealous whenever I see this team out here, the present Mets, when they go on the road and play in the old-fashioned Met uniform. I never got to play in that uniform. They’re beautiful.

GC [who apparently either doesn’t notice or doesn’t care about black drop shadows]: They’re a classic. And I like this pinstripe, the one they wear now, as opposed to the one they wore right at the beginning of the Mets, which did not have the numbers on the front. It’s always a bit disconcerting to me to see the uniforms with no number on the front. But these are perfect.

KH [as the director cues up a 1980s shot]: There we go, look at that. I mean, please.

GC [who also apparently wasn’t listening to what Hernandez had said a few moments earlier]: Well, the worst ones were the ones with the script “New York.” Remember those?

KH: Look at that Astro uniform behind, there. That was a stinker. [Helpfully telestrates the uniform in question, just in case anyone is missing the point.] Look at that — what a stinker that was!

GC [chuckling]: But those were their traditional ugly uniforms. I mean, you have to admit, the late ’70s into the ’80s was the worst-ever era for baseball uniforms. Probably for fashion in general.

KH: The Padres had a terrible uniform. But I loved the Oakland A’s uniforms, with Charlie O. Finley. Ronnie [Darling] does not, our colleague.

GC: He didn’t like wearing the white shoes [when he played for the A’s late in his career]. But there was nothing worse than, say, the Chicago White Sox wearing shorts.

KH: Yes, and how about the Pirates in those bumblebee uniforms.

GC: But the Pirates had those interchangeable ones. They had the black, the gold, and the pinstripes, and they’d wear them in various combinations.

KH: They were awful, awful. Awful.

GC: Now, everybody today is wearing pink because it’s Mother’s Day. [Camera shows a shot of Cohen, who’s wearing a pink tie, and Hernandez, dressed in a pink shirt.] Maybe a team needs to go to an alternate pink uniform.

KH: Well, we’ve got to expand to more teams. Commissioner, we need one more team, and we’ll be in pink.

GC: I don’t think you really want that.

KH [about to get seriously stupid]: Why?

GC [alertly heading him off]: And then, of course — and you were part of this, too — you had the powder blue road uniforms, which you wore with th–

KH [interjecting]: I liked the powder blue with the Cardinals!

GC: Yeah?

KH: I have my powder blue at home, as a matter of fact. I have that uniform. Um, in 1980, the year Whitey Herzog took over the team — Ken Boyer was fired mid-season — that was when — you’re talking about the Mets not having the number on the lower side? The Cardinals that year took that number away, below the cardinal, and put it on our shoulder. [Actually, that was made a year earlier, in 1979, which you’d think Hernandez would remember — it’s the year he won the MVP award.] And the fans didn’t like it at all, so they went back to the traditional Cardinal uniform. Actually, the Cardinals — I think it was in the ’40s — one year they went to a uniform without the bird on the bat. [1956, actually.] And the fans went through the roof! And they came back the next year with the birds on the bat, which I think is just a classic uniform. As a minor leaguer coming up in the Cardinals organization, you were taught to have great pride in those two birds perched on the bat.

GC: Did they have names?

KH: No.

GC: Don’t you think they should, after all these years?

KH: Dizzy and Daffy?

GC: That’d be perfect. Gus and Gussie.

And then the discussion turned to, you know, things that were actually taking place on the field. All in all, not a bad discussion, and I give Hernandez credit for knowing that the Cards went birds/bat-less for one season. What’s more troubling is that nobody connected with the Mets — nobody — ever acknowledges the evil of the black drop shadows. The road and pinstripe uniforms are routinely referred to as “classic,” when in fact they’re bastardized versions of the originals. Pfeh.

Raffle News: Remember, I’m raffling off a free football helmet from Helmet Hut. To enter, send an e-mail here (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address) by 10pm tomorrow. One entry per person. But contrary to what I originally announced, enrollees in the membership program will get the customary three bonus entries per member (don’t send three extra e-mails — I’ll automatically put your name in the hat three extra times). My thanks to the several readers who argued, persuasively, that it was unfair to remove the raffle benefit. From now on, the extra raffle entries will be restored as a standard membership benefit.

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Uni Watch Extra-Curricular Schedule: NYC-area readers may want to mark their calendars for May 29th, when I’ll be participating in an evening of readings at KGB Bar in the East Village. The theme is “Design and Food” (the latest in a bi-monthly series of design-related readings sponsored by the School of Visual Arts — past installments have included “Design and Evil” and “Design and Music”), and my presentation will focus on the design evolution of the butchery chart, a subject near and dear to my heart stomach.

One of the other readers will be the design critic Akiko Busch, who I’m told will be reading a piece she wrote about a vegetable peeler (wish I’d thought of that). And the third reader — not yet confirmed but I’m told he’ll probably be on board — is a genuine titan of the graphic design world, Milton Glaser! If you’re a design geek, like I am, you can imagine how stoked I am to be sharing a bill with him. Very cool.

The event will run from 7pm-9pm, and it’s free. Hope to see some of you there.

And then a week after that, on June 5th, the Camden Riversharks will be running their “Old-Time Baseball Night” promotion. The entire team will be wearing striped stirrups (I picked them out for the team myself just last week), and I’ll be throwing out the first pitch, plus there’ll be a special pregame gathering for Uni Watch readers. And all Uni Watch readers will be able to buy box seats (normally priced from $11 to $20) for $8 apiece.

Here’s how to take advantage of the discounted ticket price:

• First, go to this link. You’ll see the Riversharks’ May schedule.

• Then use the drop-down menu to choose “June 2008.” Once you’ve done that, click on the June 5th game. And then click on “Let me pick my seats from a seating chart.” You should then see a diagram of the Sharks’ stadium.

• See the teal seats right behind home plate, and the yellow seats extending down the baselines? All of those seats are available for the $8 price. Just click on the section you want and choose your tickets from the resulting “Eligible for Sale” seat listing.

• When you select your seats and click “Add to Cart,” the screen will initially show the regular ticket price. But when checking out, enter the promotional code “stirrups” in the appropriate field, and you’ll get the special $8 Uni Watch price. Whoo-hoo!

Uni Watch News Ticker: Check out Nick Swisher’s underbill inscription — it refers to his nickname, Dirty 30. … Speaking of underbills, many readers have noted that Bronson Arroyo is still using a gray model. … Bill Curran sent along some non-sports logos that probably should’ve gone back to the drawing board — look here, here, here, and here. … Follow-up on Thursday’s entry: Good info on silver-bar umpire masks here (with thanks to Neal Greenberg). … Nice little item on stirrups in the New York Times, complete with a photo-linked shout-out to yours truly (although I had nothing to do with he piece). … Here’s a new one: Several readers have noted that John Maine appeared to have his ears tucked into his cap the other day. … I haven’t been paying attention to the NBA playoffs, so I don’t know why Chris Paul has “Brian!” written on his sneakers, but I assume most of you do (photo courtesy of Chris Flinn). … Latest Shorpy gem: Check out those jackets being worn by the 1914 Philadelphia A’s (with thanks to Bob Andrews). … Honda F1 driver Rubens Barrichello had a special helmet design and car paint job for his 257th start on Sunday, which is the record for starts by an F1 driver (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Interesting discussion here about lacrosse officiating uniforms. … Good breakdown of Euro 2008 road kits here (with thanks to Max Rosenthal). … Creative use of baseball gloves here (blame Ryan Gray). … Interesting sleeve-patch dispatch from Jeff Barak, who writes: “Several sources, including Bill Henderson’s CD, list the Twins’ 25th-anniversary patch as having been worn in the 1985 season, probably because it has ‘1961-1985’ right on it. But I think it was actually worn in 1986. Here are some things to back that up: First is a game-worn 1986 jersey with the 25th-anniversary patch on it. Here’s another 1986 gamer, also with the patch. Next up is a 1985 Kent Hrbek jersey without the patch. And here’s a 1986 team-issued card set that features the same logo as the one on the patch.” … In sports, as in life, it’s important to not lose your head (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … “I was flipping through channels the other day and saw the German Bundesliga game between Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich,” writes Jeremy Brahm. “Wolfsburg player Marcelinho dyed the Wolfsburg logo into his hair (here’s a closer view).” On other occasions, he’s dyed his hair red and Belgian-themed (which was a mistake — he wanted it to be German-themed but got the colors wrong). … Yikes. … “Looks like Nate Burleson is using those titanium elbow sleeves, popular among baseball players, as calf warmers,” notes Jonathon Binet). … Just what the world needs: a Gillette-sponsored zamboni, as seen in Boston (with thanks to William Sodeman). … Last Thursday I linked to this photo Randy Johnson wearing No. 34 in 1993 but didn’t explain why he briefly wore that number instead of his usual No. 51. The reason, as noted in this story, is that he wore 34 for his final start of the ’93 season as a tribute to Nolan Ryan, who’d suffered a career-ending injury a few days earlier (nice find by Matthew Buscemi). … If he hadn’t already been banned for other reasons, I’d say Pete Rose should be banned for having worn a mesh-backed cap (with thanks to Greg Riffenburgh). … Mark Mihalik notes that Kaz Matsui has some seriously padded baserunning gloves. “They’re basically this batting gloves with some crazy padding (similar to soccer goalie gloves) added to the palm and fingers, and they seem to slip over his normal batting gloves,” he writes. “I’m guessing that the first base coach keeps them handy until Kaz reaches base.” … Lots of good observations from Mike Engle: an undertongue-inscriped uni number; Albert Belle’s “50-50” batting glove vanity strap (presumably added after his 1995 season of 50 homers and 50 doubles); and Tony Parker’s “VII VII VII” ring finger tattoo (he was married on 7/7/07). … Douglas Mulliken notes that the “LA” cap logo in this photo appears to have been raised/3-D/etc., way back in 1977. Was this a common thing back then? I thought the raised cap logos didn’t start showing up until the 1990s. … Giants rookie Kenny Phillips is wearing No. 21 as a tribute to Sean Taylor (with thanks to Alan Kreit). … Jay Winkler notes that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car has a throwback Mountain Dew logo. … Several readers noted that yesterday’s rain delay gave WGN an excuse to broadcast footage from Jim Maloney’s 1965 no-hitter, which provided excellent views of the Reds’ subscript NOBs. For those unfamiliar with this style, additional examples are shown on this page (click on the Nuxhall and Rose thumbnails). It’s also worth noting that reader Ryan Whitacre used this style as the basis of his membership card. … “I’ve never seen an E for a baseball player number,” writes Jeremy Brahm. “Hopefully it meant he was an everyday player, not an error on every play. The picture, which is from 1949, is of Hiroshi Ohshita, who played for the Tokyu Flyers at the time. … Also from Jeremy: Golfer Miho Koga has problems with pollen and has been wearing a mask on the course. … Still more from Jeremy: Marco Andretti’s car is being sponsored by the new Indiana Jones film, so they’ve designed a new driving suit for him. … And one more: “In 2005, Japan’s Environmental ministry promoted its ‘Team Minus 6%’ Global Warming Campaign, which led to a promotional jersey with minus-6 as a uniform number.” … Goaltender observation from Jim Neilly: “Marty Turco has been wearing two goalie helmets throughout the playoffs; a black helmet at home and a white one on the road. I can’t recall any goalie doing this before. What’s more interesting is that at some point this season he wore the black helmet with the white road sweater. So did he begin this helmet-swapping just for the postseason? Have any other goalies done this before?”

 

170 comments to Stink-Eye for the Pink Guys

  • Kevin G. | May 12, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    Carlos Zambrano supposedly had pink shoes for yesterday’s start. Unfortunately, due to the possiblilty of rain, the Cubs scrathed him from the start. I wonder what he will do with his shoes.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    Don’t forget, Hernandez shared the MVP with Pops Stargell in ’79.

  • Matt Lesser | May 12, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    Chris Paul has BRIAN! written on his shoes for his biggest fan, who never took off his CP3 jersey, who died of cancer recently. His family burried him in his Hornets jersey. A truly touching story, and a kind act by Paul.

    http://www.nola.com/...

  • DouginGA | May 12, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    I read that Chris Paul wrote Brian on his shoes for a child that died of cancer before he got his wish – to attend Game 2 (?) of the Spurs series.

  • Ryan B. | May 12, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    The Kenny Phillips article suggests that Phillips is wearing 21 with the Giants to honor (who else?) Sean Taylor. It just so happens that Barber was the last Giant to wear that number.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote]Kaz Matsui has some seriously padded baserunning gloves.[/quote]

    that’s so he doesn’t aggravate this

    /great thread title today…now i got crazy chester in my head…ALL DAY

  • =bg= | May 12, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    watched the twins/sox last nite- boy does that HUGE white nameplate look weak on back, on top of those pinstripes. “Hmmm, we’ll just plaster this big name……..HERE.”

  • Marty Met | May 12, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    The 1991 Mets had the best uniforms.

    I love that road uniform more than any other road they have had.

    And also I think the black drop shadow is worse that the cool base underarms.

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Boston Nick | May 12, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Actually, Ed Belfour did the double mask thing as well. Not sure if he did it in Chicago, but in Dallas he had a green mask and a gold mask with his customary eagle, while in Toronto, he had a blue mask and a silver-ish mask that he alternated.

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”269149″]The Kenny Phillips article suggests that Phillips is wearing 21 with the Giants to honor (who else?) Sean Taylor. It just so happens that Barber was the last Giant to wear that number.[/quote]

    Sorry, I had brain-lock there while typing. Now fixed.

  • Alan #44 | May 12, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    Paul, I love what you are doing with the Camden team. Have you been in touch with the Long Island Ducks? Just think, an opportunity to visit your old Suffolk stomping grounds from your youth.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”269157″][quote comment=”269149″]The Kenny Phillips article suggests that Phillips is wearing 21 with the Giants to honor (who else?) Sean Taylor. It just so happens that Barber was the last Giant to wear that number.[/quote]

    Sorry, I had brain-lock there while typing. Now fixed.[/quote]

    that’s nice

    i was worried for a minute there

  • Jim | May 12, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”269156″]Actually, Ed Belfour did the double mask thing as well. Not sure if he did it in Chicago, but in Dallas he had a green mask and a gold mask with his customary eagle, while in Toronto, he had a blue mask and a silver-ish mask that he alternated.[/quote]

    Luongo did the double mask thing when Vancouver had those blue/green stick third jerseys. Had a mask for normal home/away, and a second helmet for the third jersey.

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

  • MPowers1634 | May 12, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Chris Paul did the right thing!

    Now considering that that child’s wish wasn’t granted early enough, perhaps they can be more proactive instead of reactive! I know that is asking alot, but it means the world to people!

    Nonetheless, this is a repost from the other day but I think you guys should see this local high school softballer:

    http://jukebox.lohud...

  • Chris is Nashville | May 12, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    Vandy baseball has gold pinstripe unis

    http://tennessean.co...

  • MPowers1634 | May 12, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”269190″]Paul, I love what you are doing with the Camden team. Have you been in touch with the Long Island Ducks? Just think, an opportunity to visit your old Suffolk stomping grounds from your youth.[/quote]

    And this guy’s!
    http://graphics8.nyt...

  • Alan #44 | May 12, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”269193″][quote comment=”269157″][quote comment=”269149″]The Kenny Phillips article suggests that Phillips is wearing 21 with the Giants to honor (who else?) Sean Taylor. It just so happens that Barber was the last Giant to wear that number.[/quote]

    Sorry, I had brain-lock there while typing. Now fixed.[/quote]

    that’s nice

    i was worried for a minute there[/quote]

    I wonder how upset Tiki and his Giant sized ego will be?

  • SWW | May 12, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    Not only was Dale Earnhardt Jr’s car sporting an old school Mountain Dew logo, but he got a specially designed suit and helmet for the event (suit still made by adidas, so watch for the triple stripe, which made its way to the helmet). The helmet it apparently supposed to look like it is the suit (stitching across it, as well as logos ‘stitched’ on).

    Suit
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    Helmet
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  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”269199″][quote comment=”269190″]Paul, I love what you are doing with the Camden team. Have you been in touch with the Long Island Ducks? Just think, an opportunity to visit your old Suffolk stomping grounds from your youth.[/quote]

    And this guy’s!
    http://graphics8.nyt...

    yer off YOUR rocker there matty

    sadly, he’s one a few select who may (for whatever reason) have some ‘gate appeal’…not that the ducks need that…who they’ve signed in past years

  • Ian K | May 12, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    Here’s an article and related video from the LA Times about the woman in charge of the Angels’ laundry. She also handles the visiting team’s uniform laundering as well.

    http://www.latimes.c...

  • Cosmo | May 12, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    Glad to see the post is back up after a couple hours in hiding.

    I think CP3 writing the name of a fan that he never even met on his shoes shows that he is not only one of the best players in the league right now, but a stand up guy. Good guys don’t get nearly enough press, and screwups (Pacman, Vick, Chris Henry) get way too much.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | May 12, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    Danica seems to be looking at Marco and thinking “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look in that thing???”

  • SWW | May 12, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”269212″]Danica seems to be looking at Marco and thinking “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look in that thing???”[/quote]

    And Marco is saying “what? They are giving me money!”

  • Dan Merker | May 12, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    I noticed (as several mentioned in yesterday’s comments) that Chelsea was wearing new jerseys yesterday (said “Samsung” instead of “Samsung Mobile” — I’m sure I missed other changes). I also saw that Middlesborough was wearing new jerseys, with a white horizontal stripe where the Garmin logo is. I didn’t notice any other teams wearing new jerseys yesterday, but I haven’t done an exhaustive rundown.

    I assume they introduce new jerseys for the last game to jump-start off-season jersey sales.

    And, Paul, Aresnal wore their striped away socks again. :)

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”269209″]Glad to see the post is back up after a couple hours in hiding.[/quote]

    I’m not even sure how I did this, but somehow I accidentally made the post “Private.” I could still see it, but I didn’t realize that nobody else could see it. I just sat there wondering why we were stuck on 10 comments for more than an hour. Then, with John’s help, I finally figured out the problem.

    Sorry about that.

  • Mike | May 12, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    I have wrote about the Turco mask thing on my blog, http://hockeysweater... The only other example that I could think of the comes to mind right away would be Roberto Luongo, who last season would wear his normal mask when the Canucks wore their white and darks, but when they wore their throwbacks, he had a special helmet.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”269198″]Vandy baseball has gold pinstripe unis

    http://tennessean.co...

    I like em. Even with the usually stupid vests, pant length issues asside, of course.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”269214″][quote comment=”269212″]Danica seems to be looking at Marco and thinking “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look in that thing???”[/quote]

    And Marco is saying “what? They are giving me money!”[/quote]
    Maybe Marco is saying “you’ve driven in 16 more races than me, yet we have the same about of race wins. Maybe I should pose in sexy outfits for magazines and I’ll get some undeserved attention.”

    Sorry….I’m just not a Danica fan

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”269223″][quote comment=”269214″][quote comment=”269212″]Danica seems to be looking at Marco and thinking “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look in that thing???”[/quote]

    And Marco is saying “what? They are giving me money!”[/quote]
    Maybe Marco is saying “you’ve driven in 16 more races than me, yet we have the same about of race wins. Maybe I should pose in sexy outfits for magazines and I’ll get some undeserved attention.”

    Sorry….I’m just not a Danica fan[/quote]

    NTTAWWT

    /jk doug ;)

  • KW | May 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”269138″]Carlos Zambrano supposedly had pink shoes for yesterday’s start. Unfortunately, due to the possiblilty of rain, the Cubs scrathed him from the start. I wonder what he will do with his shoes.[/quote]

    He will sign them, send them to me, and we will be auctioning them off with the money going to Breast Cancer Research

  • Chad | May 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    The link to the Kent Hrbek jersey goes to the previously mentioned #39 jersey, not a #14 jersey.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    re: Reds’ subscript NOB’s from 1965. Braves also had those for that season–their last in Milwaukee–and perhaps before. It was when they eschewed tri-color piping for simple navy, and dropped tomahawk from chest logo, I believe. At first in Atlanta the only change to entire uniform was hat letter from “M” to “A”. Seems likely the subscript NOB’s might have survived, too, but can’t remember offhand. Anyone have Atlanta childhood memories about that?

  • Mike Edgerly | May 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”269217″]I noticed (as several mentioned in yesterday’s comments) that Chelsea was wearing new jerseys yesterday (said “Samsung” instead of “Samsung Mobile” — I’m sure I missed other changes). I also saw that Middlesborough was wearing new jerseys, with a white horizontal stripe where the Garmin logo is. I didn’t notice any other teams wearing new jerseys yesterday, but I haven’t done an exhaustive rundown.

    I assume they introduce new jerseys for the last game to jump-start off-season jersey sales.

    And, Paul, Aresnal wore their striped away socks again. :)[/quote]
    Tottenham also trotted out their new kits yesterday. Love the socks!http://www.tottenham...

  • Casey | May 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    “I’d like to think that at least one stadium music director was enterprising enough to play the album shown at right (if you don’t recognize it, look here), but somehow I doubt it.”

    Good wishful thinking, but I’m guessing they were probably more inclined toward this album…

    http://delafo.secure...

  • Ian K | May 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”269231″]FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.[/quote]

    Interesting. I still remember Jose Rijo’s 1986 Topps card had a photo of him wearing a mesh cap, and I never really knew why.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    An observation: What is there to dislike about the pink gear? There are so few times in life when we all are on the same page, that an occasion such as getting in the spirit of things for cancer reasearch (or the coming poweder blue on Father’s Day re: prostate cancer) should be something to enjoy. It don’t happen that often, gang.

  • jere | May 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    You’ve got to be right that the Twins wore the 25th anniversary patch in ’86. All the regular-season shots from the 1987 sets (which should be ’86 photos, though Topps has been known to go further back than the previous year) show the patch on the right sleeve. (Randy Bush Topps, Tom Brunansky/Kirby Puckett Fleer, Allan Anderson Donruss.)

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    I hope Shevchenko was looking to see a size tag on this poor Bolton players shorts, otherwise I’m at a loss.

    http://uk.eurosport....

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”269247″]I hope Shevchenko was looking to see a size tag on this poor Bolton players shorts, otherwise I’m at a loss.

    http://uk.eurosport....
    That caption should read “Chelsea’s Shevchenko challenges for the balls of O’Brien…”

  • Robert | May 12, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”269231″]FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.[/quote]

    I remember the mesh Spring Training hats well. Was it really because Marge was too cheap, or were they some kind of weird precursor to the alt Spring Training hats that we see today?

  • E_Ro | May 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    That Dale Earnhardt Jr. car is based on the paint scheme of Darryl Waltrip’s Mountain Dew car from the early 80’s. I used to have a small diecast version of that car when i was a small boy.

    http://www.actiondie...

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”269237″]re: Reds’ subscript NOB’s from 1965. Braves also had those for that season–their last in Milwaukee–and perhaps before. [/quote]

    Really? I wasn’t aware of the Braves ever having used subscript NOBs. Anyone got a photo?

  • Mike | May 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    Is Matsui actually wearing Soccer goalie gloves? (or is it Football keeper gloves?)

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    Yup, meshbacks were not uncommon for spring training in the late 70s and into the 80s.

    Now, as far a Pete Rose goes, you really can’t expect much, sartorially speaking, from ol’ Petey. I remember when he signed with the Phillies for more money than anyone on the planet was making to play baseball, his wife was quoted as asking, “Do they have K-Mart in Philadelphia?”

    Rose is, I’m afraid, if not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, most certainly in the “Best Player to Most Likely Live in a Mobile Home Park” Hall of Fame.

    And, by God, the man NEVER bet on baseball. Just ask him.

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”269255″]Yup, meshbacks were not uncommon for spring training in the late 70s and into the 80s.

    Now, as far a Pete Rose goes, you really can’t expect much, sartorially speaking, from ol’ Petey. I remember when he signed with the Phillies for more money than anyone on the planet was making to play baseball, his wife was quoted as asking, “Do they have K-Mart in Philadelphia?”

    Rose is, I’m afraid, if not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, most certainly in the “Best Player to Most Likely Live in a Mobile Home Park” Hall of Fame.

    And, by God, the man NEVER bet on baseball. Just ask him.[/quote]
    Dude. Not true at all. Ever pick up and/or hear about his book My Prison Without Bars?

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    Some quick photo research suggests that the Braves did not use NOBs — subscript or otherwise — in 1965:
    http://tinyurl.com/6...

    http://farm3.static....

  • chance | May 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”269253″][quote comment=”269237″]re: Reds’ subscript NOB’s from 1965. Braves also had those for that season–their last in Milwaukee–and perhaps before. [/quote]

    Really? I wasn’t aware of the Braves ever having used subscript NOBs. Anyone got a photo?[/quote]

    Here’s a game-worn 1965 jersey – showing that the Milwaukee Braves didn’t use NOB at all, much less subscript.

  • chance | May 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    Darn forgot the link –

    http://sports.ha.com...

    Paul, great work on that first Corbis photo. That’s what I was trying to find when I stumbled on the Aaron jersey.

  • E_Ro | May 12, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”269249″][quote comment=”269231″]FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.[/quote]

    I remember the mesh Spring Training hats well. Was it really because Marge was too cheap, or were they some kind of weird precursor to the alt Spring Training hats that we see today?[/quote]

    I always figured it was so that the players had to earn their way on to the team to get the real big league hats. Much like how some NHL teams use cheap name plates during the exhibition season.

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”269262″]Darn forgot the link –

    http://sports.ha.com...

    Paul, great work on that first Corbis photo. That’s what I was trying to find when I stumbled on the Aaron jersey.[/quote]

    Second link in my previous comment now fixed.

  • bar57988 | May 12, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”269198″]Vandy baseball has gold pinstripe unis

    http://tennessean.co...

    Saw those on the local news last night, I don’t like the vest style, but imagine how much worse they would be with sleeves. Reminds me of the early 80’s “Old Gold” of the football team…

  • Bill | May 12, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”269258″][quote comment=”269255″]Yup, meshbacks were not uncommon for spring training in the late 70s and into the 80s.

    Now, as far a Pete Rose goes, you really can’t expect much, sartorially speaking, from ol’ Petey. I remember when he signed with the Phillies for more money than anyone on the planet was making to play baseball, his wife was quoted as asking, “Do they have K-Mart in Philadelphia?”

    Rose is, I’m afraid, if not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, most certainly in the “Best Player to Most Likely Live in a Mobile Home Park” Hall of Fame.

    And, by God, the man NEVER bet on baseball. Just ask him.[/quote]
    Dude. Not true at all. Ever pick up and/or hear about his book My Prison Without Bars?[/quote]
    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe. The second thing I’d do is ban the DH.

    I love the mesh cap.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”269257″]Some very quick photo checking suggests that the Braves did not have any NOBs — subscript or otherwise — in 1965…[/quote]

    Guess I’ll have to go digging. Paul. Remember thinking at the time it didn’t make much sense. At least the Reds had a reason: vests too narrow across shoulders to leave much room for names. In my Braves files, I have at least one photo of Warren Spahn with “SPAHN” arching below his number. Have to see what else I can find. It’s from an issue of SPORT magaine with full face photo of Spahnie on cover on red bkgd. We could start by finding the year on that issue. Hey, we’ll get it figured out. That’s why we’re here, right.

  • Joey Guns | May 12, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Some website listed their top 10 ugliest college football unis:

    http://www.smokingtr...

  • DouginGA | May 12, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=\”269239\”][quote comment=\”269217\”]I noticed (as several mentioned in yesterday\’s comments) that Chelsea was wearing new jerseys yesterday (said \”Samsung\” instead of \”Samsung Mobile\” — I\’m sure I missed other changes). I also saw that Middlesborough was wearing new jerseys, with a white horizontal stripe where the Garmin logo is. I didn\’t notice any other teams wearing new jerseys yesterday, but I haven\’t done an exhaustive rundown.

    I assume they introduce new jerseys for the last game to jump-start off-season jersey sales.

    And, Paul, Aresnal wore their striped away socks again. :)[/quote]
    Tottenham also trotted out their new kits yesterday. Love the socks!http://www.tottenham...

    Portsmouth also debuted their new change strip yesterday – at home no less. It is white, so their opponents Fulham (who wear white) had to wear their change strip as well. Very strange to see two PL clubs in their change strips.

  • Jay | May 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    Ed Belfour had 2 diffenet masks with Dallas and Toronto, Home and Away masks to match the Jerseys.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    It occurs to me that perhaps the subscript NOBs were added AFTER move to Atlanta. Not saying memory perfect, but know I have photos of Braves with NOB below numbers.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”269244″]An observation: What is there to dislike about the pink gear? There are so few times in life when we all are on the same page, that an occasion such as getting in the spirit of things for cancer reasearch (or the coming poweder blue on Father’s Day re: prostate cancer) should be something to enjoy. It don’t happen that often, gang.[/quote]
    Ricko, I’m with you, but good luck trying to convince some of the stubborness in here about the pink. I guess a day or two when we break from “tradition” is too much for some people to handle.

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”269275″]It occurs to me that perhaps the subscript NOBs were added AFTER move to Atlanta. Not saying memory perfect, but know I have photos of Braves with NOB below numbers.[/quote]

    If you’ve got ’em, let’s see ’em.

  • John | May 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    http://www.latimes.c...

    Check out this link from the la Times. It talks about the uniform washing lady of the Angels and it has mention of the fact that Vladimir Guerrero picks apart the hemming on his sleeves.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    hmmm…could be the cover background was white.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    And it’s May 1964. That mean the subscript NOB’s were 1963 or something? Hmmm…is a puzzlement.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”269279″][quote comment=”269275″]It occurs to me that perhaps the subscript NOBs were added AFTER move to Atlanta. Not saying memory perfect, but know I have photos of Braves with NOB below numbers.[/quote]

    If you’ve got ’em, let’s see ’em.[/quote]

    At work right now. Will go digging after softball tonight.

  • mike | May 12, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    “I’d like to think that at least one stadium music director was enterprising enough to play the album shown at right (if you don’t recognize it, look here), but somehow I doubt it.”

    That might be one of the greatest albums ever recorded but there’s not a song on it that even resembles “stadium rock”. You just don’t hear a lot of wistful country-folk at the ballpark.

  • chance | May 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”269283″]hmmm…could be the cover background was white.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    And it’s May 1964. That mean the subscript NOB’s were 1963 or something? Hmmm…is a puzzlement.[/quote]

    Okay, let’s see it then.

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”269284″][quote comment=”269279″][quote comment=”269275″]It occurs to me that perhaps the subscript NOBs were added AFTER move to Atlanta. Not saying memory perfect, but know I have photos of Braves with NOB below numbers.[/quote]

    If you’ve got ’em, let’s see ’em.[/quote]

    At work right now. Will go digging after softball tonight.[/quote]

    Cool. Looking forward to seeing the pics!

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”269277″][quote comment=”269244″]An observation: What is there to dislike about the pink gear? There are so few times in life when we all are on the same page, that an occasion such as getting in the spirit of things for cancer reasearch (or the coming poweder blue on Father’s Day re: prostate cancer) should be something to enjoy. It don’t happen that often, gang.[/quote]
    Ricko, I’m with you, but good luck trying to convince some of the stubborness in here about the pink. I guess a day or two when we break from “tradition” is too much for some people to handle.[/quote]

    someone doesn’t like pink, for whatever reason…like say…an aversion to purple, perhaps…and suddenly they dislike it because of “tradition”??? bullshit

    i have no problem with the color pink nor to bringing awarness to (or raising awareness of) breast cancer research…and i think everything baseball does for susan g. komen and other cancer orgs is tremendous

    doesn’t mean i need to see pink bats once a year…or pink necklaces…or pink bases…or pink shoelaces, etc…

    it’s not ‘against tradition’ to not want the pink overload (whether it’s baseball or a pink rink or what have you)…it’s not necessary, at least IMHO

    a better gesture was instead of screaming “LOOK AT ME…IM FIGHTING BREAST CANCER” would be how about every player donate one day’s salary towards the cause or better yet, have MLB and the manufacturers save some bucks by not making the pink bats, which are then auctioned off for additional funds…i mean…if you really care about helping the cancer cause, why do you need to own a pink bat that carlos beltran flied out to left with? can’t you just pony up a damn check for the good of the cause???

  • Sports Links 05.12.08 « the east coast bias | May 12, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    […] + Uni Watch has lots of the Mother’s Day pink paraphernalia that MLB players and umps rocked. […]

  • Joey Guns | May 12, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year. I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

  • Stormwater Runoff | May 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    Why did Nick Swisher shave off his beard before Mother’s Day? P.S. Tired of his act, already. Did you get sick of it, too, Oakland fans? -Runoff

  • Jeff B | May 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    Pretty funny mix-up Sunday during Chelsea’s final Premier League game of the season at home vs. Bolton. Chelsea wore the new uniforms they’ll be wearing next season, but John Terry must have missed the memo that included new shorts as well until the teams were already in the tunnel about to come on to the field. Video of the incident here.

  • Jeff B | May 12, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.

  • Scott | May 12, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    Holy crap are some of those ill-conceived corporate logos funny.

  • Walaitis | May 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”269283″]hmmm…could be the cover background was white.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    And it’s May 1964. That mean the subscript NOB’s were 1963 or something? Hmmm…is a puzzlement.[/quote]

    here’s some 1964 topps bb cards…assuming these were shot in 1963, there is a NOB…but it’s not below the number

  • JARED | May 12, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    Randy Wolf of the Padres has also been wearing the gray underbill, all season.

    http://www.pe.com/im...

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...
    Read this in USA Today this morning and thought NO! GOD NO!!!

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.

  • MikeyB | May 12, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    A Mets/Expos game from 1995 is on ESPN Classic right now. Not a bit of black on the Mets uniforms at all. And I’m getting all nostalgic for the Expos old logo.

  • Walaitis | May 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”269313″][quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.[/quote]

    I actually like hockey … I don’t watch it on TV, but I like it. What my comment refers to is the disappointing decision to broadcast (oxymoronic word in this context) on a network that 95% of Americans couldn’t identify on their list of channels, even if given multiple guesses!

    The game itself, like soccer/futbol, is one that seems to be appreciated across the globe, just not in our ADD society, and going from ESPN to VS didn’t help the cause.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”269291″][quote comment=”269277″][quote comment=”269244″]An observation: What is there to dislike about the pink gear? There are so few times in life when we all are on the same page, that an occasion such as getting in the spirit of things for cancer reasearch (or the coming poweder blue on Father’s Day re: prostate cancer) should be something to enjoy. It don’t happen that often, gang.[/quote]
    Ricko, I’m with you, but good luck trying to convince some of the stubborness in here about the pink. I guess a day or two when we break from “tradition” is too much for some people to handle.[/quote]

    someone doesn’t like pink, for whatever reason…like say…an aversion to purple, perhaps…and suddenly they dislike it because of “tradition”??? bullshit

    i have no problem with the color pink nor to bringing awarness to (or raising awareness of) breast cancer research…and i think everything baseball does for susan g. komen and other cancer orgs is tremendous

    doesn’t mean i need to see pink bats once a year…or pink necklaces…or pink bases…or pink shoelaces, etc…

    it’s not ‘against tradition’ to not want the pink overload (whether it’s baseball or a pink rink or what have you)…it’s not necessary, at least IMHO

    a better gesture was instead of screaming “LOOK AT ME…IM FIGHTING BREAST CANCER” would be how about every player donate one day’s salary towards the cause or better yet, have MLB and the manufacturers save some bucks by not making the pink bats, which are then auctioned off for additional funds…i mean…if you really care about helping the cancer cause, why do you need to own a pink bat that carlos beltran flied out to left with?

    can’t you just pony up a damn check for the good of the cause???[/quote]
    So a non-profit shouldn’t raise money by using merchandise to help the cause? So there shouldn’t be any silent auctions, telethons, etc to help raise funds?

    I guess the Race for the Cure is stupid too. I mean, why should people run/walk to raise funds/awareness. People should just write checks for cancer right?

    I think that’s a naive and narrow-minded point of view. In a perfect world, every single one of us would have a list of 5-10 charities, along with our place of worship (if we’re believers in a faith, that is) that we would donate our money to without having to be reminded or aware.

    In the real world, that isn’t always the case.

  • Kerry P | May 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”269142″]Chris Paul has BRIAN! written on his shoes for his biggest fan, who never took off his CP3 jersey, who died of cancer recently. His family burried him in his Hornets jersey. A truly touching story, and a kind act by Paul.

    http://www.nola.com/...
    Yeah, it was ALREADY MENTIONED on Thursday.

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”269314″]A Mets/Expos game from 1995 is on ESPN Classic right now. Not a bit of black on the Mets uniforms at all. And I’m getting all nostalgic for the Expos old logo.[/quote]

    One thing I’ve never understood: Why did the Expos catchers wear red catching gear? Should’ve been blue! Always bugged me.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”269318″][quote comment=”269313″][quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.[/quote]

    I actually like hockey … I don’t watch it on TV, but I like it. What my comment refers to is the disappointing decision to broadcast (oxymoronic word in this context) on a network that 95% of Americans couldn’t identify on their list of channels, even if given multiple guesses!

    The game itself, like soccer/futbol, is one that seems to be appreciated across the globe, just not in our ADD society, and going from ESPN to VS didn’t help the cause.[/quote]
    That “I can’t find VERSUS” arguement is the biggest bunch of crap. If you like hockey, or want to see it, you’ll find what channel it’s on. In this day and age of the Internet, if you want to see it that bad, you can. Maybe that’s not going to help with new fans, but the existing base of hockey fans can find the channel.

    Sorry to be edgy about it, but hockey’s a great game. It’s better in person than on TV but it’s still good. I’m tired of ESPN setting the agenda on what sports are relevant and what ones aren’t simply by what leagues they carry.

  • Philly Bill | May 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”269314″]“Marty Turco has been wearing two goalie helmets throughout the playoffs; a black helmet at home and a white one on the road. I can’t recall any goalie doing this before. What’s more interesting is that at some point this season he wore the black helmet with the white road sweater. So did he begin this helmet-swapping just for the postseason? Have any other goalies done this before?”[/quote]

    Turco broke in a new pair of masks — home and road — after this season’s All-Star break. I’m pretty sure he had separate home/road masks before that, but not turning up any good evidence in my admittely half-assed search.

  • Walaitis | May 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [/quote]
    So a non-profit shouldn’t raise money by using merchandise to help the cause? So there shouldn’t be any silent auctions, telethons, etc to help raise funds?

    I guess the Race for the Cure is stupid too. I mean, why should people run/walk to raise funds/awareness. People should just write checks for cancer right?

    I think that’s a naive and narrow-minded point of view. In a perfect world, every single one of us would have a list of 5-10 charities, along with our place of worship (if we’re believers in a faith, that is) that we would donate our money to without having to be reminded or aware.

    In the real world, that isn’t always the case.[/quote]

    Beautifully said. It’s not the only thing that’s done, but it’s an effective way to a) raise awareness, and, in the process b) raise funds. Think of the Spiderman 2 bases a couple years back. If they offend enough people, they’ll go away. It reminds me of my favorite old comic – Bloom County (now on life-support as “Opus”), when Opus the Penguin was asked about supporting causes, and someone asked his thoughts on nun-beating – “Dear GOD, I can’t support THAT!” … who could possibly be AGAINST raising money for cancer research?

  • Eric | May 12, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    Twins have worn “150 Years of Statehood” patches the last two nights.

    http://img159.images...

  • Jeff P | May 12, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    They will. And if you dig back to near the bottom of the comments from two days ago (I think) you can see pictures of the Flyers jersey.

  • Minna H. | May 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Paul, speak for yourself! I love MLB’s gratuitous pandering to the distaff portion of the nation–and the large subsect, really, that does not watch baseball–with its splashing the world\’s worst color everywhere ‘in the name of breast cancer’, and then breaking an arm patting themselves on the back for it. It’s all gilding and no substance.

    I would go on, but I have had this rant far too many times with no results. Besides, LI Phil said it much better in comment #67 than I would have.

    P.S. I like hockey, and I still think Walaitis’s comment (#74) is the funniest one of the day. I now see (since I didn’t write in the damn anti-spam word) that Walaitis meant it the way I thought s/he did.

    P.P.S. Kek, I don’t have a problem with bringing up an issue or selling merchandise to support said issue (although it is always better to put the money directly into the nonprofit’s pockets and not buy something)–I DO have a problem with the color pink being used to symbolize anything related to women and doing it on Mother’s Day. It’s lazy and, to me, is more of a ‘look at me’ thing than an actual effort to DO anything. How about MLB and teams across the league donate half the money of every ticket and concession sale to a breast cancer foundation? Or a coronary heart disease foundation since more women die from that than from cancer.

    Again, this has been rehashed on this board before ad nauseam, but I think taking a black and white stance on the issue (either you whole-heartedly support something or you are whole-heartedly against it) is naive. There are many shades of gray in the issue, and just because someone’s view point may be different than yours, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Or right, for that matter.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”269313″][quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.[/quote]

    Actually yes, most of us are to some extent. Why, because the games are on TV channels that people actually get, weird concept, I know.

  • Philly Bill | May 12, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”269324″]That “I can’t find VERSUS” arguement is the biggest bunch of crap. If you like hockey, or want to see it, you’ll find what channel it’s on.[/quote]

    I’m usually an NHL apologist, but there’s some merit to that criticism. At least three times during these playoffs so far, at the American Airlines Center before a Stars game, I’ve not only had to ask staffers in the bars and the Platinum Club to put Versus on some of the TVs so we could keep up with other games — which clearly would never happen if the games were on ESPN or Fox Sports — but I’ve actually had to inform them that Versus is on channel 79 on their local system.

  • Philly Bill | May 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”269329″][quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    They will. And if you dig back to near the bottom of the comments from two days ago (I think) you can see pictures of the Flyers jersey.[/quote]

    I missed ’em the first time around, so I went back and dug ’em up. They’re pretty faithfully “retro”:

    http://i45.photobuck...
    http://i45.photobuck...

  • Minna H. | May 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    Oh, and I don’t have cable so I can’t watch any playoff action of any sort unless it’s the weekend.

    One last thing on any kind of day in sports–it’s all superficial. There is no meat to any of it. Again, if the sport was to give its own money on that day instead of selling merchandise (and NOT use pink), then I would be more impressed.

    By the way, just as it’s not unpatriotic to be critical of some American policy, it’s not being AGAINST cancer research to be critical about how sports are promoting awareness.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”269331″][quote comment=”269313″][quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.[/quote]

    Actually yes, most of us are to some extent. Why, because the games are on TV channels that people actually get, weird concept, I know.[/quote]
    Listen, all I’m saying is, I have a friend whose opinion on sports-related matters I respect greatly. He can’t get into hockey but is a big Celtics fan from back in the day. He admittedly strayed from the pro game a long time ago, but got back into this year because his team is doing good. He tells me the Celtics are real fun to watch, they play team ball, make the extra pass, blah, blah, blah.

    So, being open-minded I give it a shot and watch Game 1 of the Cavs/Celts series. I was literally falling asleep. Had to go downstairs and hook my wii up and play some tennis to get myself revived.

    There have been some really good playoff games in the NHL this year and it’s frustrating to have wake up in the morning and hear Mike and Mike prattle on and on about how great Chris Paul is and talk about golf but ignore what’s a really great game.

    The bartender story is a sad one, but I have a friend living out of town right now and doesn’t have cable. he’s gone out to bars to watch just about every Pens’ game that has been on VS and hasn’t had any problems.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”269319″]So a non-profit shouldn’t raise money by using merchandise to help the cause? So there shouldn’t be any silent auctions, telethons, etc to help raise funds?

    I guess the Race for the Cure is stupid too. I mean, why should people run/walk to raise funds/awareness. People should just write checks for cancer right?

    I think that’s a naive and narrow-minded point of view. In a perfect world, every single one of us would have a list of 5-10 charities, along with our place of worship (if we’re believers in a faith, that is) that we would donate our money to without having to be reminded or aware.

    In the real world, that isn’t always the case.[/quote]

    whoa there doug

    i never said any of those things…i merely said i think there’s better ways of supporting breast cancer research/a search for a cure etc. than swinging pink bats on mom’s day…and also, to argue that those of us who are opposed to this type of strategerie aren’t necessarily opposed to it on the basis of it violating ‘tradition’…which is what your original comment presupposed

    to be honest, any way funds can be raised for ANY cause, so much the better for that cause…doesn’t mean i have to agree with it

    and, this is NOT an argument for this board, but sometime you should investigate the way those who fight for valuable breast cancer funds basically squeeze out every other type of cancer research funding as the pennies are so scarce (not arguing against that, just saying that with scarce funding available for any cancer research, shouldn’t every other cancer, many of which kill or affect more people than does breast cancer, get due funding as well???)…

    we have breast cancer bats in may, and prostate cancer bats in june…do we get red (pick a color…maybe black??) bats for lung cancer??? orange bats for pancreatic cancer??? what about blue balls for testicular cancer???

    it’s all too much…good cause or not…stop exploiting the pink as an excuse to say “LOOK AT ME” … do it in a responsible and quiet manner

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”269332″][quote comment=”269324″]That “I can’t find VERSUS” arguement is the biggest bunch of crap. If you like hockey, or want to see it, you’ll find what channel it’s on.[/quote]

    I’m usually an NHL apologist, but there’s some merit to that criticism. At least three times during these playoffs so far, at the American Airlines Center before a Stars game, I’ve not only had to ask staffers in the bars and the Platinum Club to put Versus on some of the TVs so we could keep up with other games — which clearly would never happen if the games were on ESPN or Fox Sports — but I’ve actually had to inform them that Versus is on channel 79 on their local system.[/quote]

    Agreed, but I’d go further than that. Versus wasn’t even offered by my cable company until they got bought out by Comcast last month, and it’s $10 a month(for one F’n channel!), to find a parallel, I pay $4 a month for the Fox Soccer Channel. Not to mention that I can watch 90%(ish I’m guessing here) of all WHite Sox games on 3 local channels, 90% of all Packers games on Fox or CBS, so how exactly is ESPN ruining our opportunity to watch sports. I’m a caual NBA fan once the Bulls were eliminated, but I’ve seen at least 5-6 games this offseason, why because their easily accessable. It’s the NHL itself that sealed their fate when they signed that ignorant deal with Versus, you’re mad at the wrong people.

  • JT_Dutch | May 12, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    … A couple things:

    1) I can’t for the life of me figure out the constant chatter about the White Sox’ bermuda shorts from everyone who talks about jerseys, considering that the Sox wore them in about 3 or 4 games total, and there’s only a faded photo or two or a scratchy video to prove it. You’d have thought that the Sox wore shorts for a decade.

    The jersey style and lettering font the Sox used in the late 70s was one of the most unique and innovative in the history of modern uniforms. It’s a shame more people don’t talk about THAT fact, instead of going on and on about “the shorts”. It’s cliched.

    2) I think the linked Ron Davis jersey is from 1985, not 1986. The Twins had NOB in 1986, but not 1985.

    #53 by Bill

    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe.

    … If he were to remove those bans, he would be (in effect) saying, go ahead and bet on baseball, guys. No problem! Accept bribes to throw World Series games, too. We’ll still put you in the Hall of Fame!

  • Vincent | May 12, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    Wait?!?
    A black puck on a white surface vs a white ball in a light blue sky and it’s the first one that need some stupid glow around it?
    TV executives are weird… :)

  • Mike | May 12, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    More on the Turco thing, he did the same thing last season. Based on my research, he has had more than a half dozen masks in his career on the Stars. Last season he wore a golden one with his white sweater, http://cache.daylife...
    He also wore the same design with black instead of white and gold
    http://i209.photobuc...
    This season he has two again as well, as Paul had pointed out. The one he wears with the black one is called Armour Gargoyles of Gold and the white one is called White Sky Gargoyles. They are almost the same design with a couple of differences. The first picture of the white helmet I could find was from Jan. 29. So maybe it wasn’t ready until then.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”269338″]Oh, and I don’t have cable so I can’t watch any playoff action of any sort unless it’s the weekend.

    One last thing on any kind of day in sports–it’s all superficial. There is no meat to any of it. Again, if the sport was to give its own money on that day instead of selling merchandise (and NOT use pink), then I would be more impressed.

    By the way, just as it’s not unpatriotic to be critical of some American policy, it’s not being AGAINST cancer research to be critical about how sports are promoting awareness.[/quote]
    Minna, I forgot to say this regarding pink. This isn’t about the cancer thing, but just fashion merchandise in general.

    My wife hates….I mean HATES, the way the major sports leagues pump out these pink jerseys and hats with team logos on it. She’s like “that’s not the team colors. Do they I’m stupid because I’m a girl and will only buy a jersey if it’s pink”. And she likes pink, a lot of her wardrobe is pink (and quite honestly I think it’s a great color on her, but then again I’m biased!)

    As far as the comment about being AGAINST cancer research. Let me make this point clear: I never ever thought that of anyone that shares your opinion of the pink for mother’s day/breast cancer. My point of view and my “tradition” comment stems from Paul’s pink article last year (that pissed me off so much). It was a vibe a got that people were like “the pink doesn’t match with anyone’s uniform, it clashes, the bats don’t look right, I don’t like the color pink, etc, etc”. I felt it was narrow-minded in light of what the goal of that day was for.

    Maybe I’M naive, but I don’t take what MLB is doing in this case is superficial. I guess they’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Because if they don’t create awareness, no one will know they’ll helping out a cause, yet when they do create awareness, people tend to agree with your opinion that it’s a “look at me” situation.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Not saying my memory is perfect, gj[quote comment=”269306″][quote comment=”269283″]hmmm…could be the cover background was white.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    And it’s May 1964. That mean the subscript NOB’s were 1963 or something? Hmmm…is a puzzlement.[/quote]

    here’s some 1964 topps bb cards…assuming these were shot in 1963, there is a NOB…but it’s not below the number[/quote]

    Saw that auction just today, too. Again, not saying my memory is perfect, guys (that’s why I keep all the clippings, LOL). As I mentioned at first, my recollection is that it was right before Braves left Milwaukee, or perhaps right after they moved to Atlanta (cuz those last Milwaukee Braves had fallen from the mighty by then and were virtually NEVER on TV here in an American League city, and drew precious little national media coverage). BUT, you’ve just about convinced me this is a scrambled memory on my part. I may have associated the Braves’ NOB with the Reds simply cuz they were HUGE like the Reds (and NOB were still pretty new back then). Dunno. We’ll see tonight when I start leafing through my “BRAVES” morgue. If I’m wrong, I’ll sure take the fall. If my recollections prove to be accurate, then we’ll have something new to puzzle over. I’ll never say “told u so.” Don’t think that’s what this site is about.

    I know, I know, we’re all a little crazy…but I love this stuff.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”269341″][quote comment=”269319″]So a non-profit shouldn’t raise money by using merchandise to help the cause? So there shouldn’t be any silent auctions, telethons, etc to help raise funds?

    I guess the Race for the Cure is stupid too. I mean, why should people run/walk to raise funds/awareness. People should just write checks for cancer right?

    I think that’s a naive and narrow-minded point of view. In a perfect world, every single one of us would have a list of 5-10 charities, along with our place of worship (if we’re believers in a faith, that is) that we would donate our money to without having to be reminded or aware.

    In the real world, that isn’t always the case.[/quote]

    whoa there doug

    i never said any of those things…i merely said i think there’s better ways of supporting breast cancer research/a search for a cure etc. than swinging pink bats on mom’s day…and also, to argue that those of us who are opposed to this type of strategerie aren’t necessarily opposed to it on the basis of it violating ‘tradition’…which is what your original comment presupposed

    to be honest, any way funds can be raised for ANY cause, so much the better for that cause…doesn’t mean i have to agree with it

    and, this is NOT an argument for this board, but sometime you should investigate the way those who fight for valuable breast cancer funds basically squeeze out every other type of cancer research funding as the pennies are so scarce (not arguing against that, just saying that with scarce funding available for any cancer research, shouldn’t every other cancer, many of which kill or affect more people than does breast cancer, get due funding as well???)…

    we have breast cancer bats in may, and prostate cancer bats in june…do we get red (pick a color…maybe black??) bats for lung cancer??? orange bats for pancreatic cancer??? what about blue balls for testicular cancer???

    it’s all too much…good cause or not…stop exploiting the pink as an excuse to say “LOOK AT ME” … do it in a responsible and quiet manner[/quote]

    I’m glad someone finally brought this up, and I apologize if someone else did before and I missed it. But I’ve lost serveral family members to cancer/complications from cancer and none of those were cases breast cancer. And it’s always kind of drove me nuts that breast cancer, and prostate cancer to a lesser extent, get so much publicity and money when I’m sure other fields of cancer research get next to nothing. I just wish it was more fair to all cancer, I know thats a nearly impossible task, but I wish they’d(MLB) at least try, insted of worrying more about how they look on TV, and how many times they get mentioned in the paper for doing “great” things. If that means devoting days to multiple kinds of cancer research, adding aids, MS, Autism, etc, or just donating all the money to a general cancer fund that will distribute it more wsiely, I don’t know. But I do know that exposure by baseball and it’s TV audience helps generate money, and they have 81 home games to run promotions, giving more evenly can’t be too much to ask.

    But, once it comes time to run a promotion the pink bats are fine, IMO, and the pink ribbons too. But the Nick Swisher, cover youselves in pink trend is just stupid. Is he trying to convince us he cares more than the guys just wearing one armband? I’m going to have to side with the guys/gals that think a uniform is called a uniform for a reason, and people shouldn’t be able to go all willy-nilly and wear whatever they want just because they’re running a charitable promotion. So maybe I don;t like it the more I think about it. Not to mention, an auctioned bat that’s the normal game-day color scheme would probably fetch more dough than a pink one anyway.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”269345″]… A couple things:

    1) I can’t for the life of me figure out the constant chatter about the White Sox’ bermuda shorts from everyone who talks about jerseys, considering that the Sox wore them in about 3 or 4 games total, and there’s only a faded photo or two or a scratchy video to prove it. You’d have thought that the Sox wore shorts for a decade.

    The jersey style and lettering font the Sox used in the late 70s was one of the most unique and innovative in the history of modern uniforms. It’s a shame more people don’t talk about THAT fact, instead of going on and on about “the shorts”. It’s cliched.

    2) I think the linked Ron Davis jersey is from 1985, not 1986. The Twins had NOB in 1986, but not 1985.

    #53 by Bill

    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe.

    … If he were to remove those bans, he would be (in effect) saying, go ahead and bet on baseball, guys. No problem! Accept bribes to throw World Series games, too. We’ll still put you in the Hall of Fame![/quote]
    As an east coast follower of the Sox (watcher of games on WGN and I hate how the Cubs hog the headlines) I agree with you about the shorts. What they sport them for, a weekend? But that 76-81 uniform set was really unique. The untucked jersey, the collars, the typography, the striped socks rather than stirrups.

    Not really a GOOD look per se, but definitely something to talk about and yes, it gest lost in the shuffle when you talk about the shorts.

    I remember seeing those unis on baseball cards and thinking they looked like bowling shirts.

  • chance | May 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”269345″]
    #53 by Bill

    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe.

    … If he were to remove those bans, he would be (in effect) saying, go ahead and bet on baseball, guys. No problem! Accept bribes to throw World Series games, too. We’ll still put you in the Hall of Fame![/quote]

    Which is why he shouldn’t, and he won’t.

    Good call on the Sox – the shorts thing is blown way out of proportion, especially considering they only wore the things a couple times.

  • Mark in Cincy | May 12, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”269336″][quote comment=”269329″][quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    They will. And if you dig back to near the bottom of the comments from two days ago (I think) you can see pictures of the Flyers jersey.[/quote]

    I missed ’em the first time around, so I went back and dug ’em up. They’re pretty faithfully “retro”:

    http://i45.photobuck...
    http://i45.photobuck...

    if those are the flyers new third, i hope they make it in a double-extra-fat so i can replace my old orange one. the retro touch of the white nameplate is great!

  • Teebz | May 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    Boston, yes. Philly, yes. The prevailing rumour is that up to 18 teams were investigating alternate jerseys next season. However, that number will more than likely work its way down to ten or so.

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”269360″][quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    Boston, yes. Philly, yes. The prevailing rumour is that up to 18 teams were investigating alternate jerseys next season. However, that number will more than likely work its way down to ten or so.[/quote]
    I’d like to add Buffalo and Pittsburgh to the list with their retro designs (Buffalo with the original royals with yellow stripes; Pittsburgh with the Winter Classic reprises), but I have no documentation. Just my “normally good” memory. Teebz, can you back me up here?

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”269353″]I’m glad someone finally brought this up, and I apologize if someone else did before and I missed it. But I’ve lost serveral family members to cancer/complications from cancer and none of those were cases breast cancer. And it’s always kind of drove me nuts that breast cancer…[/quote]

    im sorry to hear that ducks, please accept my condolences…it’s hard to put into words “how about ALL cancers getting a little respect”

    last post from me on this subject, but i work in a business where an inordinate amount of energy is spent on recognizing the great work breast cancer advocates, survivors etc., do…this is great, and honestly, i wish they had even MORE support…but NOT at the EXPENSE of the other cancers or even other diseases…if one didn’t know any better, one would think breast cancer were the ONLY cancer, when it not only is not, but it is FAR less deadly than some other cancers

    but how do you SAY that without sounding heartless?

    anyway…i don’t begrudge what MLB is doing, nor do i even feel it is superficial…i just don’t agree with HOW they do it, and if BC is such a big deal (or to a lesser extent, prostate…) what about the other cancers/diseases and why too aren’t we making a big deal about them? and even the most cynical amongst us would agree that pick-a-color-for-cancer-bat day once a month (or more, since there are more than six types of cancer) might be a tad too much

    food for thought…now

    who’s with me on the blue balls for testicular cancer thing?

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”269354″][quote comment=”269345″]… A couple things:

    1) I can’t for the life of me figure out the constant chatter about the White Sox’ bermuda shorts from everyone who talks about jerseys, considering that the Sox wore them in about 3 or 4 games total, and there’s only a faded photo or two or a scratchy video to prove it. You’d have thought that the Sox wore shorts for a decade.

    The jersey style and lettering font the Sox used in the late 70s was one of the most unique and innovative in the history of modern uniforms. It’s a shame more people don’t talk about THAT fact, instead of going on and on about “the shorts”. It’s cliched.

    2) I think the linked Ron Davis jersey is from 1985, not 1986. The Twins had NOB in 1986, but not 1985.

    #53 by Bill

    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe.

    … If he were to remove those bans, he would be (in effect) saying, go ahead and bet on baseball, guys. No problem! Accept bribes to throw World Series games, too. We’ll still put you in the Hall of Fame![/quote]
    As an east coast follower of the Sox (watcher of games on WGN and I hate how the Cubs hog the headlines) I agree with you about the shorts. What they sport them for, a weekend? But that 76-81 uniform set was really unique. The untucked jersey, the collars, the typography, the striped socks rather than stirrups.

    Not really a GOOD look per se, but definitely something to talk about and yes, it gest lost in the shuffle when you talk about the shorts.

    I remember seeing those unis on baseball cards and thinking they looked like bowling shirts.[/quote]

    I hate Cubs media circus as well, but the “shorts incident” was an attempt at stealing casual fans by the late, great Bill Veeck. So if we hate the Cubs getting all the attention, and an attempt is made to grab some of that attention, can we really be such eye-rollers when we hear it mentioned? I dunno, as much as I wish it was the Cubs that did it insted of the Sox, it’s at very least a cute story I can tell my kids someday.

  • Jet | May 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    How clueless are these Mets announcers when it comes to the HIDEOUS BLACK DROP SHADOWS?!

    Gorgeous stuff on that Cincinnati Reds uniform page.

    Paul, did you see the 1934 Ray Kolp jersey near the bottom of that page? It has “Cincinnati” across the front, with “Reds” on each sleeve!!!

    WOW!

    -Jet

  • Jim | May 12, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”269360″][quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    Boston, yes. Philly, yes. The prevailing rumour is that up to 18 teams were investigating alternate jerseys next season. However, that number will more than likely work its way down to ten or so.[/quote]

    god I hate third jerseys, you’re either home or away. Pick one.

    [quote comment=”269332″][quote comment=”269324″]That “I can’t find VERSUS” arguement is the biggest bunch of crap. If you like hockey, or want to see it, you’ll find what channel it’s on.[/quote]

    I’m usually an NHL apologist, but there’s some merit to that criticism. At least three times during these playoffs so far, at the American Airlines Center before a Stars game, I’ve not only had to ask staffers in the bars and the Platinum Club to put Versus on some of the TVs so we could keep up with other games — which clearly would never happen if the games were on ESPN or Fox Sports — but I’ve actually had to inform them that Versus is on channel 79 on their local system.[/quote]

    As for versus, i think a lot more people get versus than you would think, they just don’t want to look for it. It needs to be a station where people channel surf to so they can say “Hey a hockey game, lets watch this”, i doubt versus is on anyone’s list of channels they surf too. It does suck that it is on a weird network, but they do an excellent job doing intermissions. However I think their play by play guys are awlful. Still think CBC is the best. Too bad I don’t get them in HD.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”269362″][quote comment=”269353″]I’m glad someone finally brought this up, and I apologize if someone else did before and I missed it. But I’ve lost serveral family members to cancer/complications from cancer and none of those were cases breast cancer. And it’s always kind of drove me nuts that breast cancer…[/quote]

    im sorry to hear that ducks, please accept my condolences…it’s hard to put into words “how about ALL cancers getting a little respect”

    last post from me on this subject, but i work in a business where an inordinate amount of energy is spent on recognizing the great work breast cancer advocates, survivors etc., do…this is great, and honestly, i wish they had even MORE support…but NOT at the EXPENSE of the other cancers or even other diseases…if one didn’t know any better, one would think breast cancer were the ONLY cancer, when it not only is not, but it is FAR less deadly than some other cancers

    but how do you SAY that without sounding heartless?

    anyway…i don’t begrudge what MLB is doing, nor do i even feel it is superficial…i just don’t agree with HOW they do it, and if BC is such a big deal (or to a lesser extent, prostate…) what about the other cancers/diseases and why too aren’t we making a big deal about them? and even the most cynical amongst us would agree that pick-a-color-for-cancer-bat day once a month (or more, since there are more than six types of cancer) might be a tad too much

    food for thought…now

    who’s with me on the blue balls for testicular cancer thing?[/quote]

    You’re gonna have to pick another color, blue is prostate cancer, if I’m not mistaken…..why not striped stirrups for testicular cancer? Something different anyway, there’s only so many colors you can use before they are no longer distinguishable. I have a buddy that lost a testicle last year to cancer and he’s a pretty good sport about one ball jokes, so Im sure a tongue-in-cheek phrase on a shirt/hat would make plenty of money for research.

  • Mark K | May 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”269362″]
    who’s with me on the blue balls for testicular cancer thing?[/quote]

    It may be more appropriate for those out there who aren’t gettin’ any.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote]You’re gonna have to pick another color, blue is prostate cancer[/quote]

    well…that’s POWDER blue, innit? couldn’t we make the balls navy?

    speaking of powder blues…would it be safe to assume that the royals and blue jays (sorry mike engle) will be wearing said uni’s on dad’s day? or…would that be asking too much?

  • Mark K | May 12, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”269361″][quote comment=”269360″][quote comment=”269299″]On another note, has anyone heard definitive word on NHL teams having 3rd jerseys for the 2008-09 season? I’ve been unable to find anything on the topic other than rumors, hoping maybe someone on here would have some further insight. Thanks.[/quote]

    Boston, yes. Philly, yes. The prevailing rumour is that up to 18 teams were investigating alternate jerseys next season. However, that number will more than likely work its way down to ten or so.[/quote]
    I’d like to add Buffalo and Pittsburgh to the list with their retro designs (Buffalo with the original royals with yellow stripes; Pittsburgh with the Winter Classic reprises), but I have no documentation. Just my “normally good” memory. Teebz, can you back me up here?[/quote]
    Buffalo is supposedly taking the lame/lazy way out and bringing back the original royal blue “away” uniform as navy blue so they can keep their regular helmets and pants.

    Got the idea from the NFL 75th Anniversary Bills, I guess.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”269375″][quote]You’re gonna have to pick another color, blue is prostate cancer[/quote]

    well…that’s POWDER blue, innit? couldn’t we make the balls navy?

    speaking of powder blues…would it be safe to assume that the royals and blue jays (sorry mike engle) will be wearing said uni’s on dad’s day? or…would that be asking too much?[/quote]

    Maybe, I think first you gotta convince the prostate guys to switch to brown, lets just be honest here. Then you can pick whatever blue you want, I’m a cobalt fan myself, as long as it’s not on a car anyway, hate blue cars.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote]first you gotta convince the prostate guys to switch to brown[/quote]

    and i got just the slogan…provided UPS cooperates

    [/cancer jokes]

  • Christopher | May 12, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”269354″][quote comment=”269345″]… A couple things:

    1) I can’t for the life of me figure out the constant chatter about the White Sox’ bermuda shorts from everyone who talks about jerseys, considering that the Sox wore them in about 3 or 4 games total, and there’s only a faded photo or two or a scratchy video to prove it. You’d have thought that the Sox wore shorts for a decade.

    The jersey style and lettering font the Sox used in the late 70s was one of the most unique and innovative in the history of modern uniforms. It’s a shame more people don’t talk about THAT fact, instead of going on and on about “the shorts”. It’s cliched.

    2) I think the linked Ron Davis jersey is from 1985, not 1986. The Twins had NOB in 1986, but not 1985.

    #53 by Bill

    If I was Bud Selig, the first thing I’d do is remove the ban on Rose and Shoeless Joe.

    … If he were to remove those bans, he would be (in effect) saying, go ahead and bet on baseball, guys. No problem! Accept bribes to throw World Series games, too. We’ll still put you in the Hall of Fame![/quote]
    As an east coast follower of the Sox (watcher of games on WGN and I hate how the Cubs hog the headlines) I agree with you about the shorts. What they sport them for, a weekend? But that 76-81 uniform set was really unique. The untucked jersey, the collars, the typography, the striped socks rather than stirrups.

    Not really a GOOD look per se, but definitely something to talk about and yes, it gest lost in the shuffle when you talk about the shorts.

    I remember seeing those unis on baseball cards and thinking they looked like bowling shirts.[/quote]

    White Sox fan here. Those uniforms happen to by my favorite for any sport, any team, any time. And the only uniform I’ve ever considered actually buying.

    The typeface was georgous and unique. It had a traditional baseball look, and at the same time had some modern fashion elements that have never been on another uniform to my knowledge (the collar especially).

  • jere | May 12, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    “2) I think the linked Ron Davis jersey is from 1985, not 1986. The Twins had NOB in 1986, but not 1985.”

    From what I can tell, that’s wrong–the Twins had NOB in ’85 and ’86, but only on the road.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”269382″]White Sox fan here. Those uniforms happen to by my favorite for any sport, any team, any time. And the only uniform I’ve ever considered actually buying.

    The typeface was georgous and unique. It had a traditional baseball look, and at the same time had some modern fashion elements that have never been on another uniform to my knowledge (the collar especially).[/quote]

    that set of unis from 1968 (and the white stirrup/blue sock of 69-70) through 1986 was one of the most amazing gamuts of uni-choice ever…some might say ahead of it’s time (since the stirrup has largely vanished ala 76-81) or horrid, all depending upon your perspective

    i doubt we’ll ever see such wholescale changes every 5 years or so ever again (is there still/was there ever some kind of 5/7 year ‘rule’ on changing unis???)

    not a fan of the 76-81 collar, but i will admit, it was unique

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”269381″][quote]first you gotta convince the prostate guys to switch to brown[/quote]

    and i got just the slogan…provided UPS cooperates

    [/cancer jokes][/quote]

    So is MLB using blue balls what you’re after? All sight issues for the players aside, watching a pitchers tightly gripping……ok that’s enough new topic

  • ToasterPoodle | May 12, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=\”269294\”]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool\’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    I recall seeing the AHL All-Star Game televised (right around the time Fox introduced the \’vapor trails\’ puck.
    This telecast featured a very simple puck tracking device, reflective tape on the puck. According to what I remember of the broadcast the announcers said that there was extra lighting attached to their cameras to make the puck \’glow\’ on TV.
    The result was a simple light on the screen wherever the puck was. It was low-tech, brilliant and not a distraction at all (pretty much the exact opposite of fox\’s vapor trails).
    anyone else recall this?

  • Dan from PC | May 12, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    “Braves reliever Jeff Bennett hit Michaels in the sixth with an inside pitch that popped open the top three buttons of Michaels’ jersey”

    No pictures or video yet, but I’m sure it will be awesome.

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”269390″][quote comment=”269382″]White Sox fan here. Those uniforms happen to by my favorite for any sport, any team, any time. And the only uniform I’ve ever considered actually buying.

    The typeface was georgous and unique. It had a traditional baseball look, and at the same time had some modern fashion elements that have never been on another uniform to my knowledge (the collar especially).[/quote]

    that set of unis from 1968 (and the white stirrup/blue sock of 69-70) through 1986 was one of the most amazing gamuts of uni-choice ever…some might say ahead of it’s time (since the stirrup has largely vanished ala 76-81) or horrid, all depending upon your perspective

    i doubt we’ll ever see such wholescale changes every 5 years or so ever again (is there still/was there ever some kind of 5/7 year ‘rule’ on changing unis???)

    not a fan of the 76-81 collar, but i will admit, it was unique[/quote]

    I wish I could have been around for the White Sox of the 50’s, I’ve always loved pictures from those years, the red outline was awesome, much better than the ridiculous sliver/gray they use now.

    On a side note, where’s a good place to find fitted hats? I need at least a 7 3/4″ and they’re tough to come by. I’m looking for this model in particular.

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

  • interlockingtc | May 12, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    Linking to the Twinscards sight is like offering booze to an alcoholic. I can’t spend eight hours there today and I know I would—so I look away.

  • chance | May 12, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”269350″]
    My wife hates….I mean HATES, the way the major sports leagues pump out these pink jerseys and hats with team logos on it. She’s like “that’s not the team colors. Do they I’m stupid because I’m a girl and will only buy a jersey if it’s pink”. [/quote]

    I don’t like it either, but they do sell.

    Teams wouldn’t do this if they weren’t making a lot of money off it.

  • lwiedy | May 12, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”269240″]”I’d like to think that at least one stadium music director was enterprising enough to play the album shown at right (if you don’t recognize it, look here), but somehow I doubt it.”

    Good wishful thinking, but I’m guessing they were probably more inclined toward this album…

    http://delafo.secure...

    During the into of LAA of A’s line-up at the Trop yesterday they played Elvis Costello’s “The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes”, but they came out in these anyway.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”269401″][quote comment=”269350″]
    My wife hates….I mean HATES, the way the major sports leagues pump out these pink jerseys and hats with team logos on it. She’s like “that’s not the team colors. Do they I’m stupid because I’m a girl and will only buy a jersey if it’s pink”. [/quote]

    I don’t like it either, but they do sell.

    Teams wouldn’t do this if they weren’t making a lot of money off it.[/quote]

    Although I think it looks dumb on grown women, I found myself buying my baby girl a set of pink White Sox onesie’s as soon as we knew the sex of the baby. But it that case it was me not wanting people telling me I had “such a cute boy” had I bought the normal black and white set.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | May 12, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”269347″]More on the Turco thing, he did the same thing last season. Based on my research, he has had more than a half dozen masks in his career on the Stars. Last season he wore a golden one with his white sweater, http://cache.daylife...
    He also wore the same design with black instead of white and gold
    http://i209.photobuc...
    This season he has two again as well, as Paul had pointed out. The one he wears with the black one is called Armour Gargoyles of Gold and the white one is called White Sky Gargoyles. They are almost the same design with a couple of differences. The first picture of the white helmet I could find was from Jan. 29. So maybe it wasn’t ready until then.[/quote]

    Damn, those sweaters look nice!

  • Duckstyle | May 12, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    Me not type English good,

  • concealed78 | May 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    Actually, Paul, I’ve written to New Era and have gotten a response. They’ve been 3-Ding caps for over 50 years now on and off, a few examples which can be found on baseball cards and photos, mainly the Dodgers, the Cardinals and the Yankees, from what I’ve seen. Currently they place a piece of foam on the hat, then the needle picks away the excess. Before this became common practice in the early to mid 90s, they would either cut out a piece of cardboard in pattern, or simply stitch over and over to 3-D the logo.

  • Marty Met | May 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”269412″][quote comment=”269347″]More on the Turco thing, he did the same thing last season. Based on my research, he has had more than a half dozen masks in his career on the Stars. Last season he wore a golden one with his white sweater, http://cache.daylife...
    He also wore the same design with black instead of white and gold
    http://i209.photobuc...
    This season he has two again as well, as Paul had pointed out. The one he wears with the black one is called Armour Gargoyles of Gold and the white one is called White Sky Gargoyles. They are almost the same design with a couple of differences. The first picture of the white helmet I could find was from Jan. 29. So maybe it wasn’t ready until then.[/quote]

    Damn, those sweaters look nice![/quote]

    Yet Norm Greene still sucks.
    and the old North Stars sweaters were much nicer.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    that set of unis from 1968 (and the white stirrup/blue sock of 69-70) through 1986 was one of the most amazing gamuts of uni-choice ever…some might say ahead of it’s time (since the stirrup has largely vanished ala 76-81) or horrid, all depending upon your perspective

    You may have long ago addressed this here, but the ’69 and ’70 White Sox unis are a place where Okonnen and most others get it wrong. Design of both uniforms was identical, but colors differed. The ’69 unis were Royal Blue and White, including royal blue sanis, with powder blue road uniforms. For ’70, everything Royal changed to Navy, and the road uniforms went to traditional gray. Searching the Topps cards from ’70 and ’71 make it perfectly clear that was the case. There are two distinct color schemes, and they can only be from ’69 and ’70. A key I.D. element is the ’69 anniversary patch on the left sleeve of the Royal and powder look, and the absence of it on the ’70 unis.

    And I imagine if anyone can tell the difference between Royal and Navy, it’s this bunch here at UniWatch.

  • Adam | May 12, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”269411″]
    Although I think it looks dumb on grown women, I found myself buying my baby girl a set of pink White Sox onesie’s as soon as we knew the sex of the baby. But it that case it was me not wanting people telling me I had “such a cute boy” had I bought the normal black and white set.[/quote]

    We bought our daughter black and white White Sox stuff anyway, the pink is just too horrible. Now that she’s a toddler, she can wear a black and white Sox cheerleader outfit, which solves the problem (although, oddly, on the receipt from Babues ‘R Us it was listed as something like “Inf. Boy Team Outfit”

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote]Although I think it looks dumb on grown women, I found myself buying my baby girl a set of pink White Sox onesie’s as soon as we knew the sex of the baby.[/quote]

    im assuming you bought them before or immediately after birth, then

  • Bob from Akron | May 12, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    Getting away from the Reds, Pinks, etc. for a second:

    In the commercial for Sports Illustrated’s “Championship Pack” (DVD, Book, Basketball) for the Kansas Jayhawks, there’s a shot at the end of the commercial showing Coach Bill Self talking to one of his players. The shot is very quick, but it looks like the player is wearing a uniform with the old (pre-Trajan) font.

  • Luke Wellman | May 12, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    The Indians, wearing the Blue alts and playing the first game of a doubleheader (a game that was of course scheduled for yesterday and rained out), are wearing the pink ribbon on their jerseys while the the Blue Jays are ribbonless on the road grays.

  • hunt72 | May 12, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    The Turco helmet… could it be that there is a strong white reflection in the white helmet image? It looks like the helmet is black on the sides on chin guard. The black helmet also has brighter gold in the middle/forehead area which could look white depending on the exposure. Possibly the same helmet? Hmm…

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    they may have only worn the shorts 4 times (including, i remember, one half of a double dip when i believe it was like 96 degrees in the shade)…but they liked them in spring training (i think) enough to take a portrait…another

    underrated away

    it could grow on ya

    holy shit…check out the size of this NOB

    1968? away

    1970 away

    best uni ever (imho)

  • David | May 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    Brand New has a good post on the rebranding of the Portland Beavers minor league baseball team if you’re interested:

    Designed by the ridiculously talented folks at Sandstrom Design in Portland, Oregon (natch), the AAA Pacific Coast League team gets a complete makeover aiming for “contemporary baseball vintage”.

  • Wade | May 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    NHL Tournament of Logos (nhllogos.blogspot.com) is currently having a tournament of goalie masks.

    Turco faced off against himself early in the tournament. March 24th, to be exact – which is a week or two before playoffs.

    http://nhllogos.blog...

    As mentioned, Luongo had a special mask for the third jerseys the Canucks had last season. Ed Beflour did as well.

    http://assets.espn.g...

    http://cache.daylife...

    I know some goaltenders wear different masks for international play, but some don’t.

    Brodeur does.

    http://graphics8.nyt...

    So did Curtis Joseph… but he still wore his NHL pads.

    http://www.geocities...

    But CUJO also wore his NHL pads AND mask in international play.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”269442″]NHL Tournament of Logos (nhllogos.blogspot.com) is currently having a tournament of goalie masks.

    Turco faced off against himself early in the tournament. March 24th, to be exact – which is a week or two before playoffs.

    http://nhllogos.blog...

    As mentioned, Luongo had a special mask for the third jerseys the Canucks had last season. Ed Beflour did as well.

    http://assets.espn.g...

    http://cache.daylife...

    I know some goaltenders wear different masks for international play, but some don’t.

    Brodeur does.

    http://graphics8.nyt...

    So did Curtis Joseph… but he still wore his NHL pads.

    http://www.geocities...

    But CUJO also wore his NHL pads AND mask in international play.

    http://sportsillustr...
    In this story and picture, Marc-André Fleury appears to have a special Canada mask (with a HECC cage!), but certainly not special national pads.

  • Ben | May 12, 2008 at 6:29 pm |

    Check out these stirrups: http://minorleaguedu...

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”269456″]Check out these stirrups: http://minorleaguedu...

    that’s sweet…joba knew how to dress once…even the bill looks slightly curved there…wonder what caused him to lose the stirrup (or should i say…lengthen the pant leg)

  • GoGoSox | May 12, 2008 at 6:44 pm |

    Speaking of those old Sox unis, this is on ebay at the moment. It’s just a throwback but looks pretty sweet.

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

  • Ben | May 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”269231″]FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.[/quote]
    Saying Marge Schott was cheap is like saying that Britney Spears went a little crazy…huge understatement!!! I’m reading a book on the Reds and I’ve gotten to the part where she refused to provide food for the Reds World Series celebration after game 4 of the 90 world series because they had the audacity to clinch the title away from home (a couple players made a late night burger run to feed the party), then refused to pay for Eric Davis’ flight home (he lacerated his kidney diving for a ball in game 4 and had to be hospitalized) because he was unable to take the team charter.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | May 12, 2008 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”269433″]The Turco helmet… could it be that there is a strong white reflection in the white helmet image? It looks like the helmet is black on the sides on chin guard. The black helmet also has brighter gold in the middle/forehead area which could look white depending on the exposure. Possibly the same helmet? Hmm…[/quote]

    No

  • Ben | May 12, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”269249″][quote comment=”269231″]FYI–

    All of the Reds wore mesh-back caps in Spring Training in the late 80s. Marge Schott was too cheap to spring for real caps during games that didn’t count.[/quote]

    I remember the mesh Spring Training hats well. Was it really because Marge was too cheap, or were they some kind of weird precursor to the alt Spring Training hats that we see today?[/quote]
    In marge’s defense, most teams wore mesh in spring training in the 70’s and early 80’s (you have to be old enough to remember when truckers hats were in style the 1st time to understand, she just continued it several years after other teams stopped.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”269467″]…(you have to be old enough to remember when truckers hats were in style the 1st time to understand, she just continued it several years after other teams stopped.[/quote]

    and because, well, she was too cheap to get them new caps

  • bar57988 | May 12, 2008 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”269324″][quote comment=”269318″][quote comment=”269313″][quote comment=”269305″][quote comment=”269294″]The NHL may be bringing back the glow puck next year.

    I hope this is an April Fool’s joke!

    http://awfulannounci...

    If a puck starts glowing, but nobody tunes in to VS to see it, does it really light up?[/quote]
    Typical wise-ass comment about the state of hockey. I suppose you’re enjoying the wildly exciting…ahem…NBA playoffs.[/quote]

    I actually like hockey … I don’t watch it on TV, but I like it. What my comment refers to is the disappointing decision to broadcast (oxymoronic word in this context) on a network that 95% of Americans couldn’t identify on their list of channels, even if given multiple guesses!

    The game itself, like soccer/futbol, is one that seems to be appreciated across the globe, just not in our ADD society, and going from ESPN to VS didn’t help the cause.[/quote]
    That “I can’t find VERSUS” arguement is the biggest bunch of crap. If you like hockey, or want to see it, you’ll find what channel it’s on. In this day and age of the Internet, if you want to see it that bad, you can. Maybe that’s not going to help with new fans, but the existing base of hockey fans can find the channel.

    Sorry to be edgy about it, but hockey’s a great game. It’s better in person than on TV but it’s still good. I’m tired of ESPN setting the agenda on what sports are relevant and what ones aren’t simply by what leagues they carry.[/quote]

    I think the argument is the “glowing puck” is not needed or appreciated by a hockey fan/purist. These are the same people who already watch VS for hockey. The benefit of the glowing puck is for the casual fan, the one who hears about this Crosby/Ovechkin kid, but can’t find VS to watch the game, and when they do, they get bull riding instead…

  • Mark K | May 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    The only thing good about the glowing puck is the ability to see it “through” things- like the glove that covered it in the net last night or along the nearside boards.

  • Malt90 | May 12, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    Sorry, no pics, but did anyone notice the logo creep on Sergio Garcia at the Player’s Championship? In addition to the usual adidas logos on the chest and sleeve and shoes and the back of the golf shirt, his belt buckle was even 3 stripes!

    Sad

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 9:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”269504″]Sorry, no pics, but did anyone notice the logo creep on Sergio Garcia at the Player’s Championship? In addition to the usual adidas logos on the chest and sleeve and shoes and the back of the golf shirt, his belt buckle was even 3 stripes!

    Sad[/quote]

    funny you should say that

  • Wade | May 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”269456″]Check out these stirrups: http://minorleaguedu...

    The weird thing about Fleury’s pads is that he has never worn the Pittsburgh jerseys that ever had that colour. He’s only been part of the gold and black era. He’s since changed to more formal colours, though.

  • Kek | May 12, 2008 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”269500″]The only thing good about the glowing puck is the ability to see it “through” things- like the glove that covered it in the net last night or along the nearside boards.[/quote]
    Sore spot from last night. How they could review that play for 4 minutes and not get it right irked the hell out of me.

  • Donny | May 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm |

    During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2008 at 11:55 pm |

    so…what number is junior gonna wear with seattle? 24?

  • josh | May 13, 2008 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”269546″]During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?[/quote]
    yes. i work with an ncaa team and it appears to be a little rubber piece that goes around your thumb to decrease reverberations from making bad contact with the ball on a swing. if you have hit against a fast pitcher you probably know that it can be painful. it is just a little piece of rubber and like i said it goes around your thumb. not sure what it is called

  • Chuck Ryals | May 13, 2008 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”269259″]Some quick photo research suggests that the Braves did not use NOBs — subscript or otherwise — in 1965:
    http://tinyurl.com/6...

    http://farm3.static....

    whats up with the number over the name on the second picture? I have never seen this before.

  • Donny | May 13, 2008 at 12:16 am |

    [quote comment=”269559″][quote comment=”269546″]During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?[/quote]
    yes. i work with an ncaa team and it appears to be a little rubber piece that goes around your thumb to decrease reverberations from making bad contact with the ball on a swing. if you have hit against a fast pitcher you probably know that it can be painful. it is just a little piece of rubber and like i said it goes around your thumb. not sure what it is called[/quote]

    thanks!

  • josh | May 13, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    [quote comment=”269565″][quote comment=”269559″][quote comment=”269546″]During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?[/quote]
    yes. i work with an ncaa team and it appears to be a little rubber piece that goes around your thumb to decrease reverberations from making bad contact with the ball on a swing. if you have hit against a fast pitcher you probably know that it can be painful. it is just a little piece of rubber and like i said it goes around your thumb. not sure what it is called[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]
    sure.
    sorry i couldnt be more specific

  • josh | May 13, 2008 at 12:46 am |

    Yadier molina decided he didnt like his equipment tonight. entertaining but as a cards fan i am not looking forward to the repercussions of the incident http://sports.espn.g...
    not sure how to link anymore sorry

  • Luke Wellman | May 13, 2008 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”269573″][quote comment=”269565″][quote comment=”269559″][quote comment=”269546″]During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?[/quote]
    yes. i work with an ncaa team and it appears to be a little rubber piece that goes around your thumb to decrease reverberations from making bad contact with the ball on a swing. if you have hit against a fast pitcher you probably know that it can be painful. it is just a little piece of rubber and like i said it goes around your thumb. not sure what it is called[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]
    sure.
    sorry i couldnt be more specific[/quote]

    What Ellsbury was probably wearing is called a “ProHitter” which not only reduces sting as previously suggested but also “produces quick hands, faster wrist turns, increasing bat speed and power.”
    http://www.baseballe...

  • josh | May 13, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”269578″][quote comment=”269573″][quote comment=”269565″][quote comment=”269559″][quote comment=”269546″]During last night’s Red Sox game, when the camera zoomed in on Jacoby Ellsbury after he got hit by a pitch, I noticed that he had some sort of a plastic thing around his thumb.

    I can’t find a good pic from last night, but this pic shows him wearing something similar:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    anyone know what that is or what it’s used for?[/quote]
    yes. i work with an ncaa team and it appears to be a little rubber piece that goes around your thumb to decrease reverberations from making bad contact with the ball on a swing. if you have hit against a fast pitcher you probably know that it can be painful. it is just a little piece of rubber and like i said it goes around your thumb. not sure what it is called[/quote]

    thanks![/quote]
    sure.
    sorry i couldnt be more specific[/quote]

    What Ellsbury was probably wearing is called a “ProHitter” which not only reduces sting as previously suggested but also “produces quick hands, faster wrist turns, increasing bat speed and power.”
    http://www.baseballe...
    thats what i was thinking of. thanks

  • colorist | May 13, 2008 at 1:03 am |

    “stink eye for the pink guys” is to: aSS to the ink eyes

  • James Craven | May 13, 2008 at 7:15 am |

    [quote comment=”269272″]“Some website listed their top 10 ugliest college football unis:”

    http://www.smokingtr...

    What? No Oregon in that Top Ten? This guy needs to have his priorities straightened out.

  • Goalie31 | May 13, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Beside Roberto Luongo’s 2nd mask last year,which he wore with Vancouver’s then-throwback unis, Ed Belfour wore home and road masks for his last few NHL seasons with Toronto and Florida (he played in Europe this year).

  • Joe Drennan | May 13, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    Johnny come lately that I am I’m sure it’s been mentioned but I haven’t read all the comments/ Marty Turco isn’t the first NHl goalie to have a home mask and a road mask. Former Stars goalie Ed Belfour was the first and carried that over to the Maple Leafs when he went there. I’m not sure if Belfour has continued to have a home and road mask now that he’s playing in Europe.

  • Kevin W | May 13, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”269800″]Johnny come lately that I am I’m sure it’s been mentioned but I haven’t read all the comments/ Marty Turco isn’t the first NHl goalie to have a home mask and a road mask. Former Stars goalie Ed Belfour was the first and carried that over to the Maple Leafs when he went there. I’m not sure if Belfour has continued to have a home and road mask now that he’s playing in Europe.[/quote]

    Yep, in fact, Turco picked up the home/road mask bit from Belfour. (I’m a Dallas area resident, Stars fan, and recreational goaltender, so I’ve been locked into the whole situation from its beginning.) Eddie wore a green mask with the white jersey and a gold mask with the green jersey in Dallas. If you look back on earlier Turco pictures from when he was Belfour’s backup, you’ll see that he began with simply changing the color of the gargoyle on the front of his mask.

    (FYI, players wear helmets, goaltenders wear masks. I know it’s nitpicking, but that’s what wedo here, isn’t it?)

  • Eric | May 15, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    This is another logo that probably should’ve gone back to the drawing board.
    http://www.telegraph...