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Uni Watch Book Club: A Well-Paid Slave

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[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest book review from reader Mike Engle, who’s done a great pinch-hitting job. Enjoy. — PL]

By Mike Engle

As a McGill student whose parents live on Long Island, I’ve logged my fair share of train travel from Montreal to New York City. In order to pass the time (all 11 hours of it), I always make sure I have a new book to read. Recently the book in question was Brad Snyder’s 2006 work, A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports, which turned out to have plenty of Uni Watch material.

For those who don’t know the story of Curt Flood, there’s plenty of background on his pivotal role in sports history here, here, and here. Now, onto the uni-related goodies:

• The “StL” logo has gone through a bit of evolution over the years. The book’s cover shows the logo of Flood’s time extremely well. Here’s the current version for comparison.

• The front number is clearly red with navy outline in this photo, which makes the “Cardinals” script look red without an outline. The Cardinals also had pants piping, which has since been abandoned. Also note the short sleeves, which are shorter than modern short sleeves. However, the coolest detail is on Flood’s left stirrup — that’s a “17” inscription, even though Flood was No. 21. Very strange mismatch.

• Here are Flood and Bob Gibson posing with their 1965 Gold Glove Awards. These awards are specific to handedness and position. The difference would be more obvious if Flood were a left-handed first baseman instead of a right-handed outfielder, but look closely — Flood’s award glove is clearly a long-ish outfielder’s glove, while Gibson’s is a shallow-pocketed pitcher’s glove.

This is just an all-around good shot of the uniform. We have glorious striped stirrups, logo-free cleats, a flapless batting helmet, and some extremely 3-D NOB typography, which is red with navy outline.

This is Flood playing for his Oakland-based Post American Legion team, Team Captain Bill Erwin. Dig the dapper umpire in suit and tie.

Here is Flood in a minor league uniform, posing with his Savannah Redlegs teammates. Even though all of the caps match, the man on Flood’s immediate left must have the parent club’s jersey.

• Flood was a man ahead of his time, not only with his fight for free agency, but also with his jersey tribute to Jackie Robinson. During his first season with the Cardinals, in 1958, he wore Jackie’s 42. After that, he switched to 21, specifically because it was half of Jackie’s number.

This is a copy of Flood’s famous letter to MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn, which started his epic battle against the Majors. Check out his special business stationery — it’s from his St. Louis-based photography business, which was to symbolize his reluctance to play for anybody other than the Cardinals, let alone the Phillies.

• Here’s Reds pitcher (and The Long Season author) Jim Brosnan. Brosnan, along with Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenberg, and owner Bill Veeck, testified in support of Flood. As a child who started following baseball in the ’90s, I was surprised to see that the pinstriped cap predates me by many years. Also, why is there that pinstripe-free side panel under his left arm? Finally, add Brosnan to the list of spectacled ballplayers.

• Two of Bowie Kuhn’s biggest headaches: Flood and Denny McLain. This was during Flood’s brief 1971 stint with the Senators. That’s Sens manager Ted Williams on the left — seeing him in a non-Red Sox uniform will never look right to me.

• These are the nine Supreme Court justices at the time of Flood v. Kuhn (1972). Warren Burger, the Chief Justice, is in the middle, but his robe lacks any distinctive markings. The man in the back row, to the far right — William Rehnquist — added sleeve stripes to his robe when he became Chief Justice 23 years later, which just goes to show that uni watching can extend beyond the athletic realm.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Paul here. Finally heard back from Mets stitcher Russ Gompers about Johan Santana’s sleeve piping (if you missed that entry, look here). In Russ’s words: “Johan likes his sleeves very loose, so he actually stretched the sleeve out with his hands and the piping frayed. Charlie [Samuels Mets equipment manager] ordered new shirts for him with one inch more room on the sleeves.” I really thought there was some extra stitching or ornamentation on the piping, but that turns out not to be the case. … The WNBA is becoming the McNBA. What a joke. … Yowza (great find by Erkki Corpuz). … Erik Little has discovered Texas vs. the Nation, a college football all-star game between top Texas players and top non-Texas players, and sent along some pics from the Feb. 2007 game. “Seems like a regular Senior Bowl game — the players wear their own helmets and extra decals from other teams. No special jersey patch for the game, though — just an ‘El Paso’ decal on the back of the helmet. Other photos show a nameplate malfunction, self-expression with red tape, and what happens with all the extra decals after the game.” … “The Russian soccer team that won the UEFA Cup on Wednesday played the game in their all-white strip,” writes Adam Sell. “But as soon as the game ended, they donned gold jerseys. … Rob Ullman has really outdone himself here and here. … Gary Alexander has found a very interesting photo. According to this eBay page, it shows several Japanese players playing with the Fresno Giants in 1964. But what’s with the “New York” insignia? Were old N.Y. Giants jerseys still being used as hand-me-downs in Fresno in ’64? … Awesome set of old gumball helmets, complete with some great packaging, here (great find by Brinke Guthrie). … USF’s new road uni will look like this (with thanks to Chris Freet). … The Kitchener Rangers have unveiled a new WW I memorial jersey (check out the “C” and “A” placement here). Details here. … Check out the “Say No to Drugs” message on the towel of this 1988 Nebraska player (nice find by Robert Eden). … Those of you who keep track of such things may be aware that the second anniversary of this site’s launch is tomorrow. I hope to mark the occasion with a few minor announcements on Monday. For now, my continued thanks to all of you who’ve made the site’s second year even better than the first — you all rock.

 

129 comments to Uni Watch Book Club: A Well-Paid Slave

  • MIKE | May 16, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    Todays Daily News the cartoonist gave santana number 51 instead of 57

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    is it just me or are none of the links live yet?

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    It’s just you, Ok I don’t really know about the flickr links, can’t view those at work. Btw, when did Under Armour start adding Nike horns to their football themplates?

    http://www.gousfbull...

  • scott | May 16, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    No mention of the Angels turning back the clock last night?

  • War Damn Eagle | May 16, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    No mention of the Angels wearing throwbacks last night?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 16, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    I really like the new USF road unis. They are clean and sharp looking.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 16, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    The Angels’ threads were based on the 1971 team.

  • josh's twin | May 16, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    What a half-assed throwback game for the Angels last night. NOBs, wrong colored undershirts, pajama look all around, current batting helmets, and the White Sox not wearing red and powder blue. If your going to make such a lame attempt, why even bother?

    On a totally unrelated point, anybody catch Don Cherry’s pink satin luau print double-breasted suit on sports center last night? It was like a car wreck. I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

  • Joe H | May 16, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”271594″]It’s just you, Ok I don’t really know about the flickr links, can’t view those at work. Btw, when did Under Armour start adding Nike horns to their football themplates?

    http://www.gousfbull...

    I’ve commented on this before…if you look at a majority of UA’s football designs, both in actual game and in movies, the color triangle at the collar has been there as a design element. Their very first game jersey, Maryland, even has them. So although it may be similar to what Nike does in basketball, it is clearly an established UA element.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 16, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Missed opportunity for this weekend’s interleague series between the Braves and A’s. Would like to have seen some throwbacks to commemorate the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia A’s:

    Boston Braves:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Philadelphia A’s:
    http://exhibits.base...

    We’ll probably see “Christmas in May” on Sunday instead: Braves in the red alts and Oakland in their green alts. Yikes.

  • Jim | May 16, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Bad ass Kitchener hockey jerseys! Even kind of looks like they are made out of cotton, which they are probably not.

    http://www.kwnow.ca/...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 16, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Auburn is probably the only Under Armour school that doesn’t have the faux collar bone stripes. UA is under strict orders to keep the traditional look for Auburn’s football unis.

  • al | May 16, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    One thing i find interesting about the cardinal unis are how the birds tails (over bat / behind bat) have changed back and forth over the years.

    http://www.redwingsb...
    http://www.nndb.com/...
    http://espndeportes-...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 16, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    It would have been badass to see these White Sox throwbacks. Check out the logo on the stirrups.

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Ilana Hardesty | May 16, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Question for you all: I was watching a “Red Sox Classic” game on local cable last night — Sox vs. Orioles, June 23, 1990; FABULOUS stirrups all around — and the Sox were wearing a memorial black arm band. Any idea who they were memorializing?

    Thanks.

  • Jim | May 16, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”271608″]Missed opportunity for this weekend’s interleague series between the Braves and A’s. Would like to have seen some throwbacks to commemorate the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia A’s:

    Boston Braves:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Philadelphia A’s:
    http://exhibits.base...

    We’ll probably see “Christmas in May” on Sunday instead: Braves in the red alts and Oakland in their green alts. Yikes.[/quote]

    It’s X-mas every home game in Minnesota….

    http://wild.nhl.com/...

  • Alan #44 | May 16, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Tito’s hat!!! Awesome!!!

  • JN | May 16, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    maybe it’s because the display on my laptop is set waaaay too bright, but i hardly even noticed that usf’s road uni’s even had the ‘nike horns.’ in any case, with or without them imo i think they look clean and pretty sharp as well

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”271613″]Question for you all: I was watching a “Red Sox Classic” game on local cable last night — Sox vs. Orioles, June 23, 1990; FABULOUS stirrups all around — and the Sox were wearing a memorial black arm band. Any idea who they were memorializing?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    My guess would be Tony Conigliaro, who died 2/24/90.

  • david goodfriend | May 16, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    something I noticed on the pic of Ted Williams and Flood and McLain.

    Take a look at the “W” on mclains cap. It’s kind of tilted to the right. Williams seems to be tilted to the left like the current Nats caps and Floods seems to have no tilt.

    In looking at pics of those style Senators hats they seem to be inconsistant. Some are like Williams and some are like Flood’s. But I have never seen on with a tilt like McLain’s.

  • Kevin | May 16, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    I kind of like the look of USF’s new unis. Let’s face it, Underarmour has done a lot worse with their designs:

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

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

  • Bernie | May 16, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    The four stripes on Justice Rehnquist’s robes actually have an interesting story. Rehnquist was an avid fan of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and was inspired by the costume of the Lord Chancellor in “Iolanthe” to add the stripes. Details here: http://www.jsonline....

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    turn back the clock?

    my ass…it’s already been said, but what a crappy job by both teams…do it right or don’t do it at all

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”271620″]maybe it’s because the display on my laptop is set waaaay too bright, but i hardly even noticed that usf’s road uni’s even had the ‘nike horns.’ in any case, with or without them imo i think they look clean and pretty sharp as well[/quote]

    Oh, I agree their not bad at all, I just hadn’t noticed the horns before. And like you said, their hardly noticable anyway, so that kinda beggs the question of why they have them in the first place, especially considering they have the plan Auburn templte to work with.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”271633″]turn back the clock?

    my ass…it’s already been said, but what a crappy job by both teams…do it right or don’t do it at all[/quote]

    Not only was it crappy but it took me a full inning to realize they were wearing throwbacks at all. Granted I missed the first inning when they probably went over it all, but it wasn’t til the Angels were in the field and I noticed their caps that I realized it. The fact the Garland was pitching, with his gigantic Manny-like pajamas didn’t help. It’s like, dude, Jon, we know you’re skinny is a rail, deal with it.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • JeffB | May 16, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Those Kitchner Rangers jerseys are simply amazing. They go immediately to the head of the class.

    Just stunning how well they turned out.

  • Smail | May 16, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    Those Kitchener jerseys are incredible! Like Jim said, they seem to be made of a heavier weight fabric. Wonder if they’ll ever offer them to the public…

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 16, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”271648″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.[/quote]

    damn scotty…beat me to it

    /stupid work

  • Mike | May 16, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    I am very impressed with the USF uniforms. They are very sharp and drastically improved from any other UA kits. I think these are leaps and bounds above Maryland’s jersey’s, which should really be UA’s pride and joy, right?

    The number font looks pretty close to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s, but has it’s own style. I’m a big Nike fan and think that if UA translates this design quality to other schools, they will once again push Nike in another market. We all know they are killing Nike in the work out equipment market, for them to take a bite out of Nike’s uniform market share would be an impressive feat.

  • Mike Engle | May 16, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Mr. Lukas:
    You forgot to link to the portrait of the 1972 SCOTUS (here).
    Thanks for the showcase. Nice working for you.

  • Dave | May 16, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    There’s a better photo of the gold Zenit St. Petersburg jerseys here:

    http://www.fc-zenit....

    Site is in English.

  • Brett | May 16, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    I must have one of those Rangers jerseys. Anyone know if they are going to sell replicas to the public…they are amazing.

  • Hank | May 16, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    Kitchner unis are awesome. The “C” and “A” inside a diamond looks dynamite.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”271648″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.[/quote]

    Well they are meant to mimic a colored sock, meaning worn low at the shoe tops. So to me, that’s perfect. Granted I’d like the stirrups to be striped or, in a pefect world, dark color on the top half and withe one the bottom, much like many NFL teams do it. But, the kid only had so much to work with.

  • Brock | May 16, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”271657″]I must have one of those Rangers jerseys. Anyone know if they are going to sell replicas to the public…they are amazing.[/quote]

    Those jersey’s are considered a one time special event. They will be auctioned off and that is your only chance to obtain them.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”271662″][quote comment=”271648″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.[/quote]

    Well they are meant to mimic a colored sock, meaning worn low at the shoe tops. So to me, that’s perfect. Granted I’d like the stirrups to be striped or, in a pefect world, dark color on the top half and withe one the bottom, much like many NFL teams do it. But, the kid only had so much to work with.[/quote]

    well there’s that

    and he could have pulled them up properly

  • Jeff E. | May 16, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    I know those mini-helmets being sold on Ebay aren’t supposed to be exact replicas, but the Browns helmet struck me as odd. Not only does it have the “CB” logo that was never used in a actual game, but the helmet stripes are white-brown-white. As far as I know, it’s either been just a single white stripe or for most of their existence, brown-white-brown.

  • Joe H | May 16, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”271650″]I am very impressed with the USF uniforms. They are very sharp and drastically improved from any other UA kits. I think these are leaps and bounds above Maryland’s jersey’s, which should really be UA’s pride and joy, right?

    The number font looks pretty close to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s, but has it’s own style. I’m a big Nike fan and think that if UA translates this design quality to other schools, they will once again push Nike in another market. We all know they are killing Nike in the work out equipment market, for them to take a bite out of Nike’s uniform market share would be an impressive feat.[/quote]

    The font is called Serpentine/Chain Link depending on where you get it…it’s used by the Sens in the NHL.

    I agree about the MD jerseys though…I really feel they are in dire need of a redesign. I’ll give UA a pass because that was their first effort, but a change is needed. They are on their way to figuring it all out and I really hope that translates to a great design for the flagship school.

  • Broadway Connie | May 16, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”271658″]Kitchner unis are awesome. The “C” and “A” inside a diamond looks dynamite.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”271657″]I must have one of those Rangers jerseys. Anyone know if they are going to sell replicas to the public…they are amazing.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”271664″][quote comment=”271657″]I must have one of those Rangers jerseys. Anyone know if they are going to sell replicas to the public…they are amazing.[/quote]

    Those jersey’s are considered a one time special event. They will be auctioned off and that is your only chance to obtain them.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”271609″]Bad ass Kitchener hockey jerseys! Even kind of looks like they are made out of cotton, which they are probably not.

    http://www.kwnow.ca/...

    Wow. I have never seen a better-looking ice hockey sweater, and I say this in full fidelity to the awesomeness of Blackhawks and Canadiens.

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”271602″]What a half-assed throwback game for the Angels last night. NOBs, wrong colored undershirts, pajama look all around, current batting helmets, and the White Sox not wearing red and powder blue. If your going to make such a lame attempt, why even bother?
    [/quote]

    Such anger, you have.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”271665″][quote comment=”271662″][quote comment=”271648″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.[/quote]

    Well they are meant to mimic a colored sock, meaning worn low at the shoe tops. So to me, that’s perfect. Granted I’d like the stirrups to be striped or, in a pefect world, dark color on the top half and withe one the bottom, much like many NFL teams do it. But, the kid only had so much to work with.[/quote]

    well there’s that

    and he could have pulled them up properly[/quote]

    Sorry, I’m just a caveman. I fell on some ice and later got thawed out by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes the honking horns of your traffic make me want to get out of my BMW.. and run off into the hills, or wherever.. Sometimes when I get a message on my fax machine, I wonder: “Did little demons get inside and type it?” I don’t know! My primitive mind can’t grasp these concepts. But there is one thing I do know – when a man wears his stirrups low, showing just a touch of the white sanitaries, you’ve got tear up a little how beautiful they are.

  • josh | May 16, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    What a half-assed throwback game for the Angels last night. NOBs, wrong colored undershirts, pajama look all around, current batting helmets, and the White Sox not wearing red and powder blue. If your going to make such a lame attempt, why even bother?

    Such anger, you have.

    But he ain’t wrong.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 16, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”271677″][quote comment=”271665″][quote comment=”271662″][quote comment=”271648″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Stirrups? Yes.
    Pefectly worn? No.[/quote]

    Well they are meant to mimic a colored sock, meaning worn low at the shoe tops. So to me, that’s perfect. Granted I’d like the stirrups to be striped or, in a pefect world, dark color on the top half and withe one the bottom, much like many NFL teams do it. But, the kid only had so much to work with.[/quote]

    well there’s that

    and he could have pulled them up properly[/quote]

    Sorry, I’m just a caveman. I fell on some ice and later got thawed out by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes the honking horns of your traffic make me want to get out of my BMW.. and run off into the hills, or wherever.. Sometimes when I get a message on my fax machine, I wonder: “Did little demons get inside and type it?” I don’t know! My primitive mind can’t grasp these concepts. But there is one thing I do know – when a man wears his stirrups low, showing just a touch of the white sanitaries, you’ve got tear up a little how beautiful they are.[/quote]

    Well played, Duckstyle. Well played indeed.

    But I agree with Phil. Pull up the stirrups fer cryin’ out loud!

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote]Sorry, I’m just a caveman.[/quote]

    no need to apologize…the world needs more cavemen

    regarding the stirrups, i will GLADLY buy what he’s selling versus the crap today’s players wear…all i was saying is that, from the pic, it appears those particular stirrups are designed to be pulled “higher”…

    it’s all about “look at me” today anyway, so i guess im beating the proverbial dead horse, but look at pics from 1971…i think you’ll see those stirrups are pulled higher than in said pic…and i think the hose he’s sporting are also designed to be pulled tighter and higher

    peace yo!

  • scott | May 16, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”271612″]It would have been badass to see these White Sox throwbacks. Check out the logo on the stirrups.

    http://exhibits.base...

    In Roger Angell’s Five Seasons, he comments on the stirrups on page 39: “Chisox uniforms feature red pinstripes & red hose with picture of white sock on each calf. Decadence?”

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 16, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    In a sotry that we discussed a while back, Oscar Pistorius has, today, been granted the right to compete for a spot on South Africa’s Olympic team.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”271685″][quote]Sorry, I’m just a caveman.[/quote]

    no need to apologize…the world needs more cavemen

    regarding the stirrups, i will GLADLY buy what he’s selling versus the crap today’s players wear…all i was saying is that, from the pic, it appears those particular stirrups are designed to be pulled “higher”…

    it’s all about “look at me” today anyway, so i guess im beating the proverbial dead horse, but look at pics from 1971…i think you’ll see those stirrups are pulled higher than in said pic…and i think the hose he’s sporting are also designed to be pulled tighter and higher

    peace yo![/quote]

    True, it was 70’s night and higher stirrups might have fit the look, but considering the half-assedness of the affair it doesn’t really matter to me.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 16, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”271688″]In a sotry that we discussed a while back, Oscar Pistorius has, today, been granted the right to compete for a spot on South Africa’s Olympic team.[/quote]

    Sotry? What the hell’s a sotry?

    I think he meant ‘story’ and just has dylexic fingers.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”271688″]In a sotry that we discussed a while back, Oscar Pistorius has, today, been granted the right to compete for a spot on South Africa’s Olympic team.[/quote]

    Good for him, unfortunitly it sounds like he might have spent too much time fighting for the right to compete, and not enough time lowering his times. He most likely won’t make the time necessary for making anything but the 400 realy squad.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    The Kitchener Rangers jersey is quite teh awesome.

    The USF road uni is pretty nice as well. Under Armour did a nice job with those.

  • John M | May 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    Minor clarification: although Rehnquist did add the stripes in 1995 (Bernie’s link above has more info on the inspiration), he had been the Chief Justice since 1986. Here’s a pre-stripe photo from early in his tenure as CJ (1990).

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”271703″]Minor clarification: although Rehnquist did add the stripes in 1995 (Bernie’s link above has more info on the inspiration), he had been the Chief Justice since 1986. Here’s a pre-stripe photo from early in his tenure as CJ (1990).[/quote]
    I guess he just wanted more pieces of flair.

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”271679″]But he ain’t wrong.[/quote]

    Wrong? No. Petty? Seems like.

    In other news, I met Curt Flood once. At the time, I had only a vague notion of what he went through and hadn’t read up about him. My loss.

  • Matt from L.A. | May 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    I went to the game and was also disappointed that the White Sox did not go along with it. How ever there were other 70’s related items at the game. Like the Padres last season, the scoreboard pictures of the players featured some photoshop jobs. (I loved Pierzynski’s) Between innings they featured facts about each year in the decade such as gas prices, popular tv shows, and the Best Picture and Top Grossing movie. They would even show 70’s video clips. (Star Wars, Rocky, Godfather, The Love Boat, and old commercials) The Angel’s Strikeforce were decked out in full disco gear Go-Go boots and all. There was 70’s music all night with the exception of “Calling All Angels” during pregame. They even brought back Rod Carew.

    So it appears the promotions staff did some work for fan experience but short changed us all on the uniform front.

    Paul I have some pictures from the night if you would like them.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”271709″]I went to the game and was also disappointed that the White Sox did not go along with it. How ever there were other 70’s related items at the game. Like the Padres last season, the scoreboard pictures of the players featured some photoshop jobs. (I loved Pierzynski’s) Between innings they featured facts about each year in the decade such as gas prices, popular tv shows, and the Best Picture and Top Grossing movie. They would even show 70’s video clips. (Star Wars, Rocky, Godfather, The Love Boat, and old commercials) The Angel’s Strikeforce were decked out in full disco gear Go-Go boots and all. There was 70’s music all night with the exception of “Calling All Angels” during pregame. They even brought back Rod Carew.

    So it appears the promotions staff did some work for fan experience but short changed us all on the uniform front.

    Paul I have some pictures from the night if you would like them.[/quote]

    My fiancee acctually pointed out the Jim Thome somehow looked better with the molester mustache they gave him, and I had to agree

  • Shayne M | May 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    I certainly hope that he Ottawa senators are looking at the kitchener rangers respect for a jersey. The sens could totally use that as a third jersey template with the O on the jersey and of course in sens colours.

  • Brett | May 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”271664″][quote comment=”271657″]I must have one of those Rangers jerseys. Anyone know if they are going to sell replicas to the public…they are amazing.[/quote]

    Those jersey’s are considered a one time special event. They will be auctioned off and that is your only chance to obtain them.[/quote]

    Crap, well, that is not going to happen, thanks for the info!

  • Teebz | May 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    Phenomenal jerseys displayed by the Rangers. That is a class organization, and they never forget their military roots in Kitchener.

    Memorial Cup goes this weekend! See all the future NHL stars before they get to the big leagues! :o)

  • Brett | May 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Hmmm…so, if New Orleans and Los Angeles make it to the Western Confrence finals, does that mean the games in LA will be yellow-on-yellow? I hope all the fans in the arena bring sunglasses.

    Of course, it is LA, so they probably will.

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    When did it become obligatory that the opposing team also go throwback just because you go throwback? I mean, sure, it’s nice and all. But I don’t believe the Brewers did it in the first Turn Back the Clock Game in 1990. And I don’t believe it should be mandatory that an opposing team play along and go through the hassle of coming up with a whole new/old set of threads and everything just because you want to have a throwback night.

    Kudos to those who do. But I don’t hold it against those who don’t.

    Announced attendance at LAA/CWS last night was 41,444. I’m going to guess that at least 37,300 of them, if not more, weren’t disappointed that the White Sox weren’t in Dick Allen-era threads.

  • Mike Engle | May 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”271716″]When did it become obligatory that the opposing team also go throwback just because you go throwback? I mean, sure, it’s nice and all. But I don’t believe the Brewers did it in the first Turn Back the Clock Game in 1990. And I don’t believe it should be mandatory that an opposing team play along and go through the hassle of coming up with a whole new/old set of threads and everything just because you want to have a throwback night.

    Kudos to those who do. But I don’t hold it against those who don’t.

    Announced attendance at LAA/CWS last night was 41,444. I’m going to guess that at least 37,300 of them, if not more, weren’t disappointed that the White Sox weren’t in Dick Allen-era threads.[/quote]
    That’s why the host team always pays for the flashback threads. With that in mind, Anaheim, you went throwback for yourselves, now why did you stop halfway by not retro fitting the Pale Hose?

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    when’s the last time someone retrofitted the pale hose?

  • mike | May 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm |

    Good on Kitchener for those jerseys.

    A bit of history – the Memorial Cup was donated in 1919 in memory to those soldiers killed in WWI.

    Kitchener itself was known as Berlin until 1916, when it was renamed Kitchener after Field Marshal Kitchener, who was a hero of the Boer War.

    So the connections between Kitchener itself, the Memorial Cup and WWI are pretty deep.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote]When did it become obligatory that the opposing team also go throwback just because you go throwback?[/quote]

    never did…never will

    but why not? it’s just a one off…even if the los angeles angels of anaheim have to foot the bill…or even…god forbid, the sox or mlb

    it’s not like that can’t recoup the costs by auctioning the merch…

    but then again…why have retro nights at all if you’re going to take such liberties with the unis to begin with…if you (angels) are going NOB and new helmets (plus the ‘stylin’ me-first’ unistyles), then why should the sox go thru any kind of effort?

  • Joey Guns | May 16, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    Here’s a story about a guy that got a Penguins logo on his prosthetic leg, as well as a captain’s “C”:

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Well looky there … I didn’t know that WAS a real player’s name. I thought it had been butchered, and that I had some long-lost relative out there in MLB!

  • Adam | May 16, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”271716″]When did it become obligatory that the opposing team also go throwback just because you go throwback?

    Kudos to those who do. But I don’t hold it against those who don’t.

    Announced attendance at LAA/CWS last night was 41,444. I’m going to guess that at least 37,300 of them, if not more, weren’t disappointed that the White Sox weren’t in Dick Allen-era threads.[/quote]

    I assume that when the road team plays along, it’s the home team paying for the uniforms? If not, I can’t imagine why any road team ever would, why spend cash for some other team’s promotion? The White Sox have done throwbacks on the road a few times, but don’t typically have the road team participate when they do it at home. The White Sox also appear to have a somewhat frustrating policy of only doing throwbacks to years they’ve won something, which doesn’t leave very many choices.

    On another note, I disagree with the people who think “if they don’t go all the way, don’t bother”. Sure, going all the way is best, but 95% of people will be perfectly happy with what was done and like it.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”271722″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Well looky there … I didn’t know that WAS a real player’s name. I thought it had been butchered, and that I had some long-lost relative out there in MLB![/quote]

    Will I did put in an extra l, so i guess it was butchered, or at least badly paper-cut.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote] I disagree with the people who think “if they don’t go all the way, don’t bother”. Sure, going all the way is best, but 95% of people will be perfectly happy with what was done and like it.[/quote]

    that may be so, but it’s the other 5% who post here…this is UW…it’s what we do

  • Joey Guns | May 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    Hilarious 3 minute clip of “Manny Being Manny”

    http://withleather.c...

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”271724″][quote comment=”271722″][quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Well looky there … I didn’t know that WAS a real player’s name. I thought it had been butchered, and that I had some long-lost relative out there in MLB![/quote]

    Will I did put in an extra l, so i guess it was butchered, or at least badly paper-cut.[/quote]

    If you added and l, you weren’t the only one – so did whoever did the caption for Yahoo. Believe me, when the only way to get people to figure out how to pronounce your name is to say out loud “pancreatitis … gingivitis … WALaitis”, well, one added letter isn’t all that bad.

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Well, THANK GOODNESS!

    How in the world do you explain to the guy he’s not allowed at the games???

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    RE: Reds/Redlegs hats (and other stuff) prior to and during era of Brosnan photo…

    1955: Navy, Red wishbone C.

    1956: First sleveless vests, worn with Red hats, White wishbone C (’55 hats still worn in spring training, resulting in photos–including an SI cover shot of Roy McMillan–that have led to confusion). Three white stripes on socks.
    1957: Home hats plain White, road hats plain Gray, both with Red visor, button and wishbone C. Numerous narrow White stripes on socks (same style as ’57 Cubs and, like Cubs, wore them that season only).

    1958: Red pinstripes added to home uniforms, all stripes removed from stirrups.

    No changes until…

    1961: For first time since ’55, Navy trim returns to color scheme, including outline on oval (but not wishbone) C on hat. Also, “CINCINNATI” on road unis for first time since ’55.

    I guess the key thing here is…any Reds hat showing a Red wishbone C edged in Navy is a hat that never existed. When they dumped the wishbone C was when added the Navy, 1961. There may have been a spring training “test” hat, but was never worn during regular season.

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”271729″]RE: Reds/Redlegs hats (and other stuff) prior to and during era of Brosnan photo…

    1955: Navy, Red wishbone C.

    1956: First sleveless vests, worn with Red hats, White wishbone C (’55 hats still worn in spring training, resulting in photos–including an SI cover shot of Roy McMillan–that have led to confusion). Three white stripes on socks.
    1957: Home hats plain White, road hats plain Gray, both with Red visor, button and wishbone C. Numerous narrow White stripes on socks (same style as ’57 Cubs and, like Cubs, wore them that season only).

    1958: Red pinstripes added to home uniforms, all stripes removed from stirrups.

    No changes until…

    1961: For first time since ’55, Navy trim returns to color scheme, including outline on oval (but not wishbone) C on hat. Also, “CINCINNATI” on road unis for first time since ’55.

    I guess the key thing here is…any Reds hat showing a Red wishbone C edged in Navy is a hat that never existed. When they dumped the wishbone C was when added the Navy, 1961. There may have been a spring training “test” hat, but was never worn during regular season.[/quote]

    Details like that are why this sight exists.

    Thank you.

  • Jim | May 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”271726″]Hilarious 3 minute clip of “Manny Being Manny”

    http://withleather.c...

    No, that’s “Manny being a dumbass”

  • Christopher | May 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”271723″][quote comment=”271716″]When did it become obligatory that the opposing team also go throwback just because you go throwback?

    Kudos to those who do. But I don’t hold it against those who don’t.

    Announced attendance at LAA/CWS last night was 41,444. I’m going to guess that at least 37,300 of them, if not more, weren’t disappointed that the White Sox weren’t in Dick Allen-era threads.[/quote]

    I assume that when the road team plays along, it’s the home team paying for the uniforms? If not, I can’t imagine why any road team ever would, why spend cash for some other team’s promotion? The White Sox have done throwbacks on the road a few times, but don’t typically have the road team participate when they do it at home. The White Sox also appear to have a somewhat frustrating policy of only doing throwbacks to years they’ve won something, which doesn’t leave very many choices.

    On another note, I disagree with the people who think “if they don’t go all the way, don’t bother”. Sure, going all the way is best, but 95% of people will be perfectly happy with what was done and like it.[/quote]

    Yes, the White Sox have always done throwbacks for years where they’ve won a division or pennant.

    However, they tried to get a 1977 throwback game going, and the players refused to go along because the unis were “too ugly.”

    (Which I, of course, strongly disagree with).

  • jere | May 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    In the picture of the Nebraska player, the QB looks like Steve Taylor. I was Steve Taylor for Halloween back in the late 80s! (Surely the only kid in Connecticut who had that idea.) Tomorrow is there gonna be a picture of the Greatest American Hero on here??

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    For instant look at how road unis changed between 1956 and 57, check these ’57 Topps cards. For road unis (shot in ’56): Alex Grammas, Hersh Freeman, Brooks Lawrence. For ’57 road unis (photos for 5th Series, after “goin’ north” in ’57) Raul Sanchez and Warren Hacker. Notice logo change on chest of road unis, too.

    For look as Cubs identical sytle striped socks, check Topps ’58 (shot in ’57): Bobby Adams.

  • Christopher | May 16, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”271718″]when’s the last time someone retrofitted the pale hose?[/quote]

    What do you mean? As a road team.

    They do it themselves pretty much once per year. More often than not celebrating their World Series winning teams from the early 1900s.

    They’ve also done 1959 and 1983.

    And, of course, many Negro League promotions.

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”271733″]In the picture of the Nebraska player, the QB looks like Steve Taylor. I was Steve Taylor for Halloween back in the late 80s! (Surely the only kid in Connecticut who had that idea.) Tomorrow is there gonna be a picture of the Greatest American Hero on here??[/quote]
    Believe it or not…

    http://squidwrangler...

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”271736″][quote comment=”271733″]In the picture of the Nebraska player, the QB looks like Steve Taylor. I was Steve Taylor for Halloween back in the late 80s! (Surely the only kid in Connecticut who had that idea.) Tomorrow is there gonna be a picture of the Greatest American Hero on here??[/quote]
    Believe it or not…

    http://squidwrangler...

    that came from out of the blue

  • SpfldNate | May 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    Am I the only one who likes the Angels unis? Bring back the navy blue!

    I see the point that they aren’t good enough for “throwbacks.” So let’s call them alternates.

    I dig the lower case a and the halo. Very cool.

    http://www.baseball-...

    Way better than the winged A…

  • Adam | May 16, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”271735″][quote comment=”271718″]when’s the last time someone retrofitted the pale hose?[/quote]

    They do it themselves pretty much once per year. More often than not celebrating their World Series winning teams from the early 1900s.

    They’ve also done 1959 and 1983.[/quote]

    They don’t do it quite that often, usually just celebrating an anniversery. Off the top of my head:

    1906 – 2006 (worn at least twice)

    1917 – 1990 (First TBTC day, last year at Old Comiskey)

    1917 (Special World Series Uniforms) – 2001 Sunday Alt (100th Anniversery of American League)

    1959 – 2005 (First Dodgers/White Sox matchup in Chicago since 59 World Series)

    1983 – 2003 (20th anniversery), 2008 (25th anniversery)

    It’s very possible I’m missing some others from the 90s.

    I know they wore early-60s road uniforms a few years ago, I think in Cleveland or Detroit, but I can’t remember specific details.

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    Another good look at ’56 Redlegs road unis (’57 Topps shot in ’56). It looks like perhaps the three-stripes only socks were for home, and multi-stripes were for road. Think that might have been the deal for ’56 only, cuz have book with B&W photo of Roy McMillan from ’57 All-Star Games (NL was home team) and he’s wearing the multi-stripe socks with home whites.

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

  • Jason | May 16, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”271622″][quote comment=”271613″]Question for you all: I was watching a “Red Sox Classic” game on local cable last night — Sox vs. Orioles, June 23, 1990; FABULOUS stirrups all around — and the Sox were wearing a memorial black arm band. Any idea who they were memorializing?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    My guess would be Tony Conigliaro, who died 2/24/90.[/quote]

    Yes, it was Tony C. Scroll toward the bottom of this page: http://exhibits.base...

    And if the game that the original poster was watching was the game where Dewey Evans hit a walk-off homerun, I remember watching that game when I was 11 years old. Great, great game.

  • Duckstyle | May 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”271738″]Am I the only one who likes the Angels unis? Bring back the navy blue!

    I see the point that they aren’t good enough for “throwbacks.” So let’s call them alternates.

    I dig the lower case a and the halo. Very cool.

    http://www.baseball-...

    Way better than the winged A…[/quote]

    The lower case a hats were the only thing I liked about the throwback night, a definite plus over their hats.

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    Okay, here’s the kinda thing that really bugs me.
    No way this hat ever existed. Not in 1960, not in ’55, not ever. The hat on the ’55 Topps cards was an airbrush artist’s idea of what the transplanted Philadelphia A’s MIGHT wear.

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

    Here is what the A’s DID wear for just one year, 1960. All red, template (not rounded) C.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    Topps 55 “artist’s conception”

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

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”271741″][quote comment=”271622″][quote comment=”271613″]Question for you all: I was watching a “Red Sox Classic” game on local cable last night — Sox vs. Orioles, June 23, 1990; FABULOUS stirrups all around — and the Sox were wearing a memorial black arm band. Any idea who they were memorializing?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    My guess would be Tony Conigliaro, who died 2/24/90.[/quote]

    Yes, it was Tony C. Scroll toward the bottom of this page: http://exhibits.base...

    And if the game that the original poster was watching was the game where Dewey Evans hit a walk-off homerun, I remember watching that game when I was 11 years old. Great, great game.[/quote]
    As a kid growing up in the Bay Area, my first recollection of Tony C. was as a local sportscaster, not even realizing that he was a former ballplayer.

    http://www.bostonspo...

    I remember my older brother pointing him out at a Giants game once. I didn’t learn the rest of his story until I was older. Tragic.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”271745″][quote comment=”271741″][quote comment=”271622″][quote comment=”271613″]Question for you all: I was watching a “Red Sox Classic” game on local cable last night — Sox vs. Orioles, June 23, 1990; FABULOUS stirrups all around — and the Sox were wearing a memorial black arm band. Any idea who they were memorializing?

    Thanks.[/quote]
    My guess would be Tony Conigliaro, who died 2/24/90.[/quote]

    Yes, it was Tony C. Scroll toward the bottom of this page: http://exhibits.base...

    And if the game that the original poster was watching was the game where Dewey Evans hit a walk-off homerun, I remember watching that game when I was 11 years old. Great, great game.[/quote]
    As a kid growing up in the Bay Area, my first recollection of Tony C. was as a local sportscaster, not even realizing that he was a former ballplayer.

    http://www.bostonspo...

    I remember my older brother pointing him out at a Giants game once. I didn’t learn the rest of his story until I was older. Tragic.[/quote]

    “tony c, best young ballplayer ever” was a superstar at 22, got beaned, and was “finished at 26.”

    –fever pitch

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”271733″]In the picture of the Nebraska player, the QB looks like Steve Taylor. I was Steve Taylor for Halloween back in the late 80s! (Surely the only kid in Connecticut who had that idea.) Tomorrow is there gonna be a picture of the Greatest American Hero on here??[/quote]

    Gotta tell you, I don’t really see the resemblance .

  • Ricko1 | May 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    Check this out: Y.A. Tittle as a green-and-silver Baltimore Colt.

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

  • Ricko1 | May 16, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    I’m gonna guess this has been noted here before, but I’ll copy/paste it anyway.

    http://oldtimebaseba...

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”271748″]Check this out: Y.A. Tittle as a green-and-silver Baltimore Colt.

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

    Actual green and silver Colts jersey from a trip to Baltimore that is recounted
    here:

    http://kenn.com/blog...

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”271749″]I’m gonna guess this has been noted here before, but I’ll copy/paste it anyway.

    http://oldtimebaseba...

    Oh, how I wish it were all true.

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    Are there two people named “Ricko” on here?

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    looks like a certain west coast university got it’s uni-inspiration from the old baltimore o’s

  • Ricko1 | May 16, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    No, LOL, just me. The fabulous flying fingers stuck a “1” on there. Sorry about that.

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”271754″]No, LOL, just me. The fabulous flying fingers stuck a “1” on there. Sorry about that.[/quote]

    Don’t be sorry, be proud! It’s like, The One! The Only! RICKO!

    … but I have to ask … Ricko like “Stick-o” or Ricko like “Cheeck-o”?

  • MPowers1634 | May 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”271640″]At least Willits was rockin some perfectly worn stirrups to mark the occassion.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He usually just wears high socks.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’ve said it before…I don’t like the Angels wearing black belts and black cleats. They should be RED!

  • Patrick | May 16, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    I’m not sure if you’ve seen this already, but a coworker showed me this website.

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

    Lots of libraries are putting image archives online, and the 1910 Library of Congress archive has lots of baseball photos. That link goes to all images tagged baseball. There may be more in the other (1930s-40s) archive, but I haven’t looked yet. Anyways, lots of great photos here.

  • MPowers1634 | May 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”271650″]I am very impressed with the USF uniforms. They are very sharp and drastically improved from any other UA kits. I think these are leaps and bounds above Maryland’s jersey’s, which should really be UA’s pride and joy, right?

    The number font looks pretty close to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s, but has it’s own style. I’m a big Nike fan and think that if UA translates this design quality to other schools, they will once again push Nike in another market. We all know they are killing Nike in the work out equipment market, for them to take a bite out of Nike’s uniform market share would be an impressive feat.[/quote]

    I disagree. I go to the gym every day and the split is still in Nike’s favor with the balance of people wearing UA and most of the women wearing BeBe Sport, my wife included.

    I find USF’s unis to be very bland just as I love the Maryland gear.

    There is no way that UA is even coming close to making near as many collegiate unifroms as Nike!

  • Ricko | May 16, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    as in “stick-o.”
    And thank you for not suggesting “sick-o.”

    Here at the home we really don’t like labels like that.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”271758″][quote comment=”271650″]I am very impressed with the USF uniforms. They are very sharp and drastically improved from any other UA kits. I think these are leaps and bounds above Maryland’s jersey’s, which should really be UA’s pride and joy, right?

    The number font looks pretty close to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s, but has it’s own style. I’m a big Nike fan and think that if UA translates this design quality to other schools, they will once again push Nike in another market. We all know they are killing Nike in the work out equipment market, for them to take a bite out of Nike’s uniform market share would be an impressive feat.[/quote]

    I disagree. I go to the gym every day and the split is still in Nike’s favor with the balance of people wearing UA and most of the women wearing BeBe Sport, my wife included.

    I find USF’s unis to be very bland just as I love the Maryland gear.

    There is no way that UA is even coming close to making near as many collegiate unifroms as Nike![/quote]

    maybe it’s like that at shapes but at golds it’s UA or sweats

  • MPowers1634 | May 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”271738″]Am I the only one who likes the Angels unis? Bring back the navy blue!

    I see the point that they aren’t good enough for “throwbacks.” So let’s call them alternates.

    I dig the lower case a and the halo. Very cool.

    http://www.baseball-...

    Way better than the winged A…[/quote]

    I have always been partial to these Angels caps:
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • MPowers1634 | May 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”271760″][quote comment=”271758″][quote comment=”271650″]I am very impressed with the USF uniforms. They are very sharp and drastically improved from any other UA kits. I think these are leaps and bounds above Maryland’s jersey’s, which should really be UA’s pride and joy, right?

    The number font looks pretty close to the Jacksonville Jaguar’s, but has it’s own style. I’m a big Nike fan and think that if UA translates this design quality to other schools, they will once again push Nike in another market. We all know they are killing Nike in the work out equipment market, for them to take a bite out of Nike’s uniform market share would be an impressive feat.[/quote]

    I disagree. I go to the gym every day and the split is still in Nike’s favor with the balance of people wearing UA and most of the women wearing BeBe Sport, my wife included.

    I find USF’s unis to be very bland just as I love the Maryland gear.

    There is no way that UA is even coming close to making near as many collegiate unifroms as Nike![/quote]

    maybe it’s like that at shapes but at golds it’s UA or sweats[/quote]

    How is it at Lucille Roberts or Nick Bolliteri’s Tennis Camp?

  • Michael Emody | May 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    If the White Sox wore their 71 road uni’s at last night game, I’m afraid they would have upstaged the Angels.

    Sorry, there’s no link button- here’s what would be in green:
    http://i213.photobuc...

    On the positive side, I liked the Angels numbers – that Red Sox font that many teams once used. And the piping was right.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”271763″]If the White Sox wore their 71 road uni’s at last night game, I’m afraid they would have upstaged the Angels.

    Sorry, there’s no link button- here’s what would be in green:
    http://i213.photobuc...

    On the positive side, I liked the Angels numbers – that Red Sox font that many teams once used. And the piping was right.[/quote]

    true…although…if the sox did it the way the halo’s did it…they’d have had NOBs and no way would we have seen that sweet stirrup…and prolly black helmets too

    maybe just imagining what might have been is better than actually seeing what it was, done up today

  • James | May 16, 2008 at 5:24 pm |

    Am I the only one who prefers high socks to stirrups? After all, they were what stirrups are trying to emulate in the first place. High stirrups can also look good, but the point of low stirrups is completely lost on me.

  • James | May 16, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    And that old StL logo worn by curt flood is infinitely better than the current one.

  • Mike D | May 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    Don’t know if these have been posted, but here’s the new 2008/2009 Marseille away jersey:

    http://img136.images...

    Reminds me of UNC for some reason.

  • LI Phil | May 16, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    this is why old school is better than nu skool

    some old school beauties

    vs.

    nu skool um…

  • Paul | May 16, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”271644″]Those Kitchener jerseys are incredible! Like Jim said, they seem to be made of a heavier weight fabric. Wonder if they’ll ever offer them to the public…[/quote]
    They’re wearing them for the first game of the Memorial Cup (tonight, I believe), and then auctioning them off to benefit the Kitchener Poppy Fund, which I know nothing about.

    Kinda ironic, because WWI found the Canadian Forces (who were still part of Great Britain at the time) against the German Army. Kitchener was originally Berlin, Ontario, because it was founded by (and overwhelmingly at the time) German stock.

  • Michael Emody | May 16, 2008 at 6:04 pm |

    Perfect passive-aggressive scenario: the White Sox tell the Angels management that outfitting the team in 71 road unis would be too costly, time-consuming, distracting… then sneak a perfectly replicated set into the locker room the night before. The next day, all photo op’s and attention go to the Sox players, who walk around saying, “What? We wear these every May 14….”

    Winning the game in the ninth worked too.

  • Chad G | May 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”271765″]Am I the only one who prefers high socks to stirrups? After all, they were what stirrups are trying to emulate in the first place. High stirrups can also look good, but the point of low stirrups is completely lost on me.[/quote]

    I think high socks would look good especially if teams that have a history of hosery stripage would wear striped socks. Like the Cards, braves, red sox, orioles, etc…

  • Mike Engle | May 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm |

    Really?
    Appears as if the Milwaukee Braves had M patches sewn onto the hats, not an M right on it. Looks kind of lame, IMO. Definitely looks worse than a bad nameplate.

  • Stuby | May 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”271772″]Really?
    Appears as if the Milwaukee Braves had M patches sewn onto the hats, not an M right on it. Looks kind of lame, IMO. Definitely looks worse than a bad nameplate.[/quote]
    Well it can’t be 1969 like the caption says. The Braves moved to Atlanta in ’66.

  • Dane | May 16, 2008 at 7:19 pm |

    2008 Memorial Cup: In a sign of team solidarity, the players for QMJHL champion Gatineau Olympiques have all bleached their hair blond. I had to stop and check if the game was being played in Kitchner or Stepford.

    Also, normally I hate the Thunderstix, but the fans in Kitchner tonight got lighted Thunderstix. Hadn’t personally seen that innovation yet.

  • Tyler Young | May 16, 2008 at 7:31 pm |

    I’m sure this has been covered before but I couldn’t find anything about it so my apologies in advanced.

    I was reading about NFL uniform numbers and the various petitions (i.e. Reggie Bush) and saw a written rule about the player’s primary position determines what number range they are allowed to wear. How then, does Devin Hester continue to wear #23? I know he was drafted as a “cornerback” but at this point he plays return man and the occasional wide receiver. Is this a case of the NFL not wanting players to change numbers or them considering a return specialist’s number to fall between 20 and 39? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Walaitis | May 16, 2008 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”271775″]I’m sure this has been covered before but I couldn’t find anything about it so my apologies in advanced.

    I was reading about NFL uniform numbers and the various petitions (i.e. Reggie Bush) and saw a written rule about the player’s primary position determines what number range they are allowed to wear. How then, does Devin Hester continue to wear #23? I know he was drafted as a “cornerback” but at this point he plays return man and the occasional wide receiver. Is this a case of the NFL not wanting players to change numbers or them considering a return specialist’s number to fall between 20 and 39? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks![/quote]

    I believe you are referring to the one any only rule that applies to all major sports:

    Any player* that reaches star status (and whose initials are not T.O.) is allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want and shall not be penalized or asked to do otherwise.

    * An ammendment was made to this rule in 2007-8 called the “La Russa/Belichick” addendum, which now allows for Managers/Head Coaches identical freedom from all reasonable persecution.

  • sam | May 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm |

    hey paul wanna know y the celtics havent won a road game in the playoffs???

    those ugly ass green and black alts!

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”271775″]I’m sure this has been covered before but I couldn’t find anything about it so my apologies in advanced.

    I was reading about NFL uniform numbers and the various petitions (i.e. Reggie Bush) and saw a written rule about the player’s primary position determines what number range they are allowed to wear. How then, does Devin Hester continue to wear #23? I know he was drafted as a “cornerback” but at this point he plays return man and the occasional wide receiver. Is this a case of the NFL not wanting players to change numbers or them considering a return specialist’s number to fall between 20 and 39? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks![/quote]

    No, there’s no range for “specialists” per se (other than kickers and punters, who are supposed to be 1-19). As far as the NFL is concerned, Devin Hester is a cornerback. The fact he doesn’t play there much (if at all) is of no consequence. That’s technically his “position.”

    BTW, he did see time as a reserve cornerback registering 11 tackles and 1 pass broken up in 2006, so there’s your answer. He’s a cornerback.

    Used to be that wide receivers had to be 80-89, but they relaxed that a while back (Keyshawn Johnson may have been the impetus for the rule change). Now they can wear 1-19 as well.

    But other than that, it’s:
    Quarterbacks, placekickers and punters: 1–19
    Wide Receivers: 10-19 and 80-89
    Running backs and defensive backs: 20–49
    Offensive linemen: 50–79
    Linebackers: 50–59 and 90–99, or 40-49 if all are taken
    Defensive linemen: 60–79 and 90–99
    Tight ends: 80–89, or 40–49 if all are taken

  • KT | May 16, 2008 at 8:52 pm |

    Sorry, that would be 2007 Devin Hester had 11 tackles and a PBU, I do believe.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 16, 2008 at 9:41 pm |

    Pretty neat auction of the estate of former long-time Reds executive Chief Bender here.

    I really dug the cool patches that are available.

  • T.J. | May 16, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    Basically, I’m calling upon the Uni Watch faithful for some help:

    My high school is getting new lacrosse uniforms next year.

    The best part is, our coach has asked the players to design the uniforms!

    I’m a regular reader of the site (though I don’t comment often), and this should really be a dream come true for me. Frankly though, I’m tapped for ideas, so I thought I’d throw it out here:

    Here’s the uniform creator.

    Here are our league rules.

    Our school colors are green and white. Our main symbol is a red “Jesuit cross” (available on our school website), and we have an athletic department standard for font (it’s not available on the uni creator and I’m not quite sure what it is, but I’ll deal with it later), otherwise, you’re free to roam.

    If you come up with something, please send it my way.

  • Robert | May 16, 2008 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”271733″]In the picture of the Nebraska player, the QB looks like Steve Taylor. I was Steve Taylor for Halloween back in the late 80s! (Surely the only kid in Connecticut who had that idea.) Tomorrow is there gonna be a picture of the Greatest American Hero on here??[/quote]

    Yes, that is Steve Taylor. The guy with the towel is Dana Brinson.

  • MiAngelo | May 21, 2008 at 5:08 pm |

    Two of the Japanese players in the Fresno photo also do not have an “F” on their hats…

    This had to be some sort of “emergency, quick – grab whatever we can find for them” problem…