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Uni Watch Stirrups of the Week

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Bad weather, travel, and work conspired to keep me off the softball field for nearly a month, but yesterday I finally made my second appearance of the season. As you may dimly recall, I’m wearing a different set of stirrups each time I play this year (details here), so here’s the latest installment of that project:

This week’s design: orange with black and white stripes, medium-cut.

Ideal for feeling like a member of: the Baltimore Orioles, 1966-71.

Color-coordination factor: I own almost no orange clothing. But I do have this (here’s a closer view), so it was sort of like I was wearing the entire 1969 World Series.

How they looked: Every time I looked down, I had to pinch myself.

How I felt: Like Brooks Freakin’ Robinson, baby.

How I played: 1-for-3 at the plate (BB, 1B, F9, F8), 2 runs scored, 1 RBI. Had some fun on the basepaths (a nifty hook slide got me the call on a bang-bang play at third). Uneventful day in the field.

It’s interesting to note the differing approaches used by teams that wore this stirrup design template over the years. The Orioles and Red Sox put the key team color (orange and red, respectively) on the bottom. But the Pirates put gold on top.

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Still Working on That Anniversary Sleeve Patch: As briefly noted last Friday, the site’s second birthday passed over the weekend. And as promised, I’ve got a few announcements to mark the occasion.

• First, Brooklyn-based intern Nina Dubin has designed a new Uni Watch T-shirt. As you can see, it’s a guide to vertical arching (here’s a bigger view of the logo), and there’s a tagline on the back. This shirt is available to all — get yours here.

• Second, we’ve finally gotten around to designing the special seal for charter members who choose to order new membership cards. The seal looks like this, and it will appear on the front of the card like so (yes, it’s a new color set, but we wanted the seal to stand out). As I’ve explained previously, there’s no need to order a new card if you already like the one you have — all memberships are of the lifetime variety, and all charter members (i.e., members who joined during the first two months of the program) are already listed in boldface on the membership roster. But if you’re a charter member and want a new design for the back of your card, your new card will include the seal on the front. If you’re happy with the back design but just want a new card that includes the seal on the front, we can do that for you too. Either way, a new card costs $15. Full membership program details, as always, are available here.

• Third — well, the third announcement isn’t quite ready to be announced yet. Tomorrow, I hope. But let’s just say I think you’ll like it a whole lot.

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Father’s Day Raffle: Last month I wrote about reader Joe Hilseberg‘s new business venture, the Jersey NameFrame, which basically a framed jersey-style name/number treatment, complete with professional-quality stitching. Now Joe has generously offered to provide a free two-color NameFrame to one lazy-ass reader who can’t come up with a good Father’s Day present lucky winner.

To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to uniraffle at earthlink dot net (please note that this is not the regular Uni Watch e-mail address) by this Friday at 10pm eastern. Nobody will be reading these e-mails, so don’t bother putting anything in the body of the message. Only one e-mail per person, but membership program enrollees will automatically get three bonus entries. I’ll announce the winner next Monday.

Uni Watch News Ticker: I stumbled across this on eBay over the weekend, and I heartily recommend it to anyone reading this. Got my own copy back in ’73 and still love the magnificent illustrations. A Uni Watch reader really ought to get this. … Lots of other cool stuff currently up on eBay, starting with this really nice vintage baseball uni. … And here’s another. … And check out this early Nebraska jersey. … Great labels and tagging on this old football kit. … Here’s a cool 1963 Spalding ad. … Never seen these patches before. … Amazing 1960s Oral Roberts practice jacket here. … Spectacular 1930s varsity sweater here, and a 1960s cheerleading sweater here. … And this really speaks for itself. … I’m pretty sure that this was originally a black-and-white photo that was hand-tinted. Still, odd that they chose to make the uni number blue instead of red, and the underbill blue instead of green (with thanks to Mike Engle). … Response to Saturday’s post was so inspiring that we have something really special planned for this weekend: Bryan will personally steal a four-year-old kid’s candy, push him into a puddle of mud, and laugh uproariously. … Topher Davis reports that the College of St. Scholastica, a Division III school in Duluth, Minnesota, is adding football as a sport this fall and has unveiled its new uniforms. “Looks like there was some LSU influence, or just plain old lack of creativity,” says Topher. … If you really love your team, put their logo onyour prosthetic leg (with thanks to Mark Kaplowitz). … Ben Rothfield wrote to Adidas to find out what kind of sneakers NBA refs wear. Here’s what he heard back: “Actually, Adidas doesn’t have a contract with the NBA’s officials association, so they are free to wear whatever sneaker they want, as long as it’s all black. However, many choose to wear the Superstar 2’s, in all black. Another popular choice is the Falcon.” … There’s something really sad about the sight of a portly Ted Williams being fitted for one of those elastic waistbands. That shot was taken during spring training of 1978, when the Splendid Not-Very-Splinter was a hitting instructor (courtesy of Jared Wheeler). … When I attended last Thurday’s Mets game, the gal sitting next to me had Mets-themed socks. … If you click ahead to Page 6 of this e-magazine, you’ll find this. I’m assuming those are prototypes, but if anyone knows more, please speak up (nice find by Rich Canulli). … Speaking of NHL prototypes, I knew the Capitals had flirted with a new design several years back. But I hadn’t seen a large version of the prototype logo until this morning, when someone on the Chris Creamer boards posted this. … Weekend NBA observations from Brett Crane, who notes that Trevor Ariza was wearing earplugs and Joe Smith had his uni number on his teeth. … Some uni-related Olympic fencing info is available here. “Highlight from the article include information that the Chinese shoes and socks will have a consistent stripe (which will no doubt misalign),” writes CJ Fleck. “Also: The U.S. will have a red-soled shoe, and Nike is reluctant to sell a product directly to people who would buy it. They’re hesitant to sell it to fencing outfitters — I have no idea why.” … There’s a slew of really tremendous — like REALLY tremendous — old MLB photos here. Among the many highlights: Al Kaline sporting a huge-ass helmet decal, and an unusually good view of the Pirates’ old helmet flocking. Essential stuff (big thanks to Bob Andrews). … Speaking of old photos, Claude Jacques was at a yard sale and discovered a bunch of old pics, including shots of Stan Musial, Roy Campanella (from his days with the Baltimore Elite Giants), and, I think, the Dean brothers. Is this Ty Cobb? And who’s this? … Rhode Island is flipping the colors on its football helmet, going from a blue horns on a white shell to vicey-versey. “Sadly, since the only change is inverting the colors, I fear this won’t be nearly enough to change our reputation as one of the worst uniforms in both college football and sports in general,” writes Dan Burnham. … This just in: Bryan will also give the four-year-old kid a wedgie. … The windbreaker-under-the-jersey thing sure looks weird when the jersey is a vest. Plus it might’ve helped if the windbreaker had been red. … Similarly, it might’ve helped if this windbreaker had been green. … Too much information. … Ditto. … The always excellent Fleer Sticker Project site has a good post about the images used for those old NFL posters, plus the surprising news that the Pats were briefly officially known as the Bay State Patriots. Full details here. … Two notes from Jeremy Brahm regarding the women’s volleyball Olympic qualifying tournament in Tokyo: The Polish team’s jerseys are so sheer that you can see an internal tag through the material, and the Romanian captain’s uni-number underscore is slightly off-center. … Came across this great patch in a vintage clothing shop the other day. … Cardinals farmhand Cory Rauschenberger, who could have tied Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the longest surname in MLB history if he’d made it to the show, has retired. … One of my softball buddies yesterday was wearing a T-shirt featuring racing silk designs (here’s the back view). … Not sports-related, but there’s some really fascinating logo-related info here (thanks, Scott). … Anyone know why the Rays wore their BP jerseys in yesterday’s game against the Cards? … Interesting Penguins/Flyers note from Steven Wojtowicz, who writes: “Not only did Sidney Crosby not touch the Prince Of Wales trophy after the game, which is common, none of the Penguins players put on the Eastern Conference Champion hats while they were on the ice. I don’t recall ever seeing this done in any sport before.” … Christmas in May. … The Lakeland Flying Tigers, Detroit’s Class A affiliate in the Florida State League, are honoring Dick Rossi, one of the original World War II Flying Tigers, with a sleeve insignia worn on special uniforms worn each Thursday home game. Details here (with thanks to Wayne Koehler). … Good story here about a guy who specializes in cleaning hockey gear. … Derek Hinson attended one of those old-timey base ball games over the weekend (organized by these guys) and got a bunch of photos. The action shots are nice, natch (additional pics here, here, and here), but I also really like the striped bats and unusually stitched balls. And if you ever doubted the value of hosiery in determining two teams’ respective visual identities, look at the left portion of this shot. … As promised, WNBA teams wore McDonald’s patches for their season-opening games over the weekend (thanks, Vince). … Okay, but only because you demanded it: Bryan will finish things off on Saturday by kicking the kid’s dog and adding, “And your mother’s fat!” for good measure.

 

133 comments to Uni Watch Stirrups of the Week

  • JF in DC | May 19, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    As a long-time, long suffering O’s fan, seeing those socks brings a tear to my eye…sniff, sniff…sob…

    Nice work Paul!

  • =bg= | May 19, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    Had one of those NFL Playbook things—loved it! Paul, did you get the link I sent on the lady who does the Angels uniforms?

  • Heybluu | May 19, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    I believe the Red Sox player in the old baseball photos is Smokey Joe Wood.

  • Patrick | May 19, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    In case it was missed in the 100something comments from this weekend…

    Hundreds of 1910ish era baseball photos from the Library of Congress here.

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

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Bryan will personally steal a four-year-old kid’s candy, push him into a puddle of mud, and laugh uproariously.

    lol, guessing the weekend comments weren’t very nice.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote]Nike is reluctant to sell a product directly to people who would buy it. They’re hesitant…[/quote]

    comment of the day, and it’s in the ticker

    [quote]Two notes from Jeremy Brahm regarding the women’s volleyball Olympic qualifying tournament in Tokyo[/quote]

    thank god for jeremy’s reporting or i would have missed that nugget

  • Jason Gomez | May 19, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    First off…those Braves Jerseys are so ugly they rival Pittsburghs ketchup jerseys as the ugliest in baseball.

    2nd…WNBA uniforms look too busy with McDs, Adidas and WNBA logo. Why does the NBA not allow Adidas logos on their uniforms but allows it on the WNBA unis? I personally think that all professional teams uniforms should be logo free. Save it for warm ups and sideline apparel.

  • Flip | May 19, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    I’d forgotten the Tigers sported some post-war striped hosiery. I always liked the Pirates three-striped stirrups, too, when they were still at Forbes, though when they went to the double knits, I didn’t mind the large mass of gold. Perhaps it was because Clemente wore them so well. Now, the bumble bee look? That was OK for maybe a year. Especially the way Kent Teckulve looked. Pops could pull anything off, or I wouldn’t tell him if he couldn’t.

  • Broadway Connie | May 19, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    “I own almost no orange clothing. But I do have this (here’s a closer view)…”

    Oh, my. That Mr. Met-with-Lady-Met T-shirt has got to be the greatest garment since the Shroud of Turin! I will either A) pay Mr L five million dollars for it; or B) receive gratefully information as to how I might obtain one.

    Lady Met!!

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    There oughta be a rule…

    against a team dressing like the umpiring crew:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Chad | May 19, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    i don’t get the “ditto” brooks robinson link. am i missing something?

  • War Damn Eagle | May 19, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Odd the way the Pirates had the colors arranged on their striped stirrups. It doesn’t match the order of the stripes on the sleeves or the waistband. The gold should be on the bottom, just like the Red Sox and Orioles.

  • Paul Lukas | May 19, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”271915″]”I own almost no orange clothing. But I do have this (here’s a closer view)…”

    Oh, my. That Mr. Met-with-Lady-Met T-shirt has got to be the greatest garment since the Shroud of Turin! I will either A) pay Mr L five million dollars for it; or B) receive gratefully information as to how I might obtain one.

    Lady Met!![/quote]

    When I was a kid, I had that entire graphic (the script logo, the two Mr. Mets flanking Lady Met) on a pennant, which was tacked up on the wall in my bedroom. Don’t know what became of it.

    Anyway: Peter C. at Mitchell & Ness recently sent me a nice package of stuff he thought I’d like, including that shirt. It doesn’t have a label, so I don’t even know if it’s a M&N shirt — no idea. But yes, it’s a treasure.

    [quote comment=”271917″]i don’t get the “ditto” brooks robinson link. am i missing something?[/quote]

    The ultra-short sleeves leave Brooksie in a “too much information” situation.

  • ryan c #40 | May 19, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    ahhh… another “PSMP” fan! i’d put some stripes on that penguins leg though… almost “gets it”

  • scott | May 19, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Don’t see how the Braves alt reds are any worse than Boston’s alt reds. Both are ugly.

    Didn’t the Rays say they would be using the BP jersey as an occasional alt? I’m surprised it took them this long to break it out.

  • john in DC | May 19, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Distant Replays is actively promoting Nike in huge letters in their banner. I’m kinda surprised Paul hasn’t lost it yet.

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    I watched parts of the ’71 and ’75 World Series game 7s on Classic over the weekend and two things stood out.

    1) A guy for the pirates in ’71 stepped out of the batter’s box, pulled a cloth handkerchief out of his back pocket and blew his nose. Never seen that before.

    2) In ’75 a pinch hitter for the Red Sox came up to plate with just a regular cap and no batting helmet. No one said a word as he grounded out. There wasn’t a grandfather clause on batting helmets, was there?

  • interlockingtc | May 19, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    The fact that Lady Met appears to have a birth mark on her, uh, cheek, just sends that graphic way over the top. Exquisite.

  • Paul Lukas | May 19, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”271924″]I watched parts of the ’71 and ’75 World Series game 7s on Classic over the weekend and two things stood out.

    1) A guy for the pirates in ’71 stepped out of the batter’s box, pulled a cloth handkerchief out of his back pocket and blew his nose. Never seen that before.[/quote]

    Oh man, I’ve gotta see that! Anyone Tivo this?

    [quote comment=”271924″]2) In ’75 a pinch hitter for the Red Sox came up to plate with just a regular cap and no batting helmet. No one said a word as he grounded out. There wasn’t a grandfather clause on batting helmets, was there?[/quote]

    The player in question was almost certainly Bob Montgomery, the last player not to wear a helmet. He wore a regular cap with a plastic “skullie” insert.

  • Clevo | May 19, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I dont know if its been mentioned, but the Baseball HOF’s Dressed to the Nines database now has additional info for some of the uniforms (ie- memorial patches, or important appearances on unis like player numbers or the first appearance of the interlocking NY etc) The entries with additional info have a green outline around them.

  • JF in DC | May 19, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [/quote]

    The ultra-short sleeves leave Brooksie in a “too much information” situation.[/quote]
    Paul, a black batting helmet with a hint of an orange visor would have completed your Brooksie ensamble.

  • Tim | May 19, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    gonna trip the kid…gonna kick the kid…and your mom’s fat…and paul and bryan are both cynical a$$ holes…

    For paul to mock the comments of his loyal readers shows he doesn’t care about their opinions. Well last time I checked uniwatch is a business and should (for both socially and financially sound reasons) head the sentiment of its customers…after all there would be no uniwatch without them.

    I hate bitching about these types of things, but it just seemed like enough is enough.

    That being said. I’m in Australia and will be attending the State of Origin Rugby League (all-stars) game in Sydney on Wednesday. It is the leagues 100th year and both teams will be wearing special jerseys to mark the occasion.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote]Actually, Adidas doesn’t have a contract with the NBA’s officials association, so they are free to wear whatever sneaker they want, as long as it’s all back.[/quote]

    all back?

    anyway, im stupefied astounded pleasantly surprised shocked to find they aren’t required (via contract) to wear the 3 stripes, seeing as how they have them everywhere else, including prolly their underwear…maybe that wonderful unfortunate oversight will soon be corrected

  • DonD | May 19, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    I think somewhere in my garage I have my fleer Vikings poster.

  • Kevin M. | May 19, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”271931″]gonna trip the kid…gonna kick the kid…and your mom’s fat…and paul and bryan are both cynical a$$ holes…

    For paul to mock the comments of his loyal readers shows he doesn’t care about their opinions. Well last time I checked uniwatch is a business and should (for both socially and financially sound reasons) head the sentiment of its customers…after all there would be no uniwatch without them.

    I hate bitching about these types of things, but it just seemed like enough is enough.

    [/quote]

    Or maybe you need to get off your high horse and don’t even sweat it? People get too damn uptight up about Bryan showing a picture of a high school kid.

  • tecmo | May 19, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    Paul – Thanks for the link! Keep up the good work.

    Ryan C. – Thanks for being a fan.

  • S. Bennett | May 19, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    OK, Lukas, it’s come to this:

    NOT POLISHING YOUR COPAS IS A BLATANT SHOW OF DISRESPECT TO THE UNIFORM.

    Get your house in order. Polish ’em up. They’re a disgrace.

    SB

  • hott rodd | May 19, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”271931″]gonna trip the kid…gonna kick the kid…and your mom’s fat…and paul and bryan are both cynical a$$ holes…

    For paul to mock the comments of his loyal readers shows he doesn’t care about their opinions. Well last time I checked uniwatch is a business and should (for both socially and financially sound reasons) head the sentiment of its customers…after all there would be no uniwatch without them.

    I hate bitching about these types of things, but it just seemed like enough is enough.

    [/quote]

    And last time I checked, Uniwatch used to be a “business”, if you want to call it that, when Paul was actively soliciting memberships. He no longer is, the site has his name, and if you don’t like it move along.

  • John T | May 19, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”271931″]gonna trip the kid…gonna kick the kid…and your mom’s fat…and paul and bryan are both cynical a$$ holes…

    For paul to mock the comments of his loyal readers shows he doesn’t care about their opinions. Well last time I checked uniwatch is a business and should (for both socially and financially sound reasons) head the sentiment of its customers…after all there would be no uniwatch without them.

    I hate bitching about these types of things, but it just seemed like enough is enough.

    That being said. I’m in Australia and will be attending the State of Origin Rugby League (all-stars) game in Sydney on Wednesday. It is the leagues 100th year and both teams will be wearing special jerseys to mark the occasion.[/quote]

    and here they are, not too bad
    http://www.stateofor...

    and after reading the stuff from Saturday, surprised that PL did not comment more.

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    I really think those old NFL posters are pretty cool, and looking at the style, they look a lot like a vintage baseball poster that I have from probably the same timeframe…

    link

    or

  • DenverGregg | May 19, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    Don’t be too hard on St. Scholastica’s. Given their colors and their proximity to Zygi Wilf’s team, the outcome could have been much worse.

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    these two posters are similiar…

  • Bruce | May 19, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    FTA: “right-hander Cory Rauschenberger has decided to retire”

    FYI, I think his name’s Cory, not Robert.

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    these two posters are similiar…

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    The website won’t take my links.

    Fine. Here’s the web addresses:

    Twins:

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

    Rangers:

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

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    can we end the bryan love hatefest once and for all?

    he has his own style, and it’s not paul’s

    he does all of this yeoman work, FOR FREE, and he has a post ready for us every weekend morning at 7:00

    he tries to be sardonic, humorous and/or thought provoking all at the same time, and like all of us, sometimes he fails…deal with it

    as far as the grief he gets, i get the feeling it doesn’t really matter WHAT he posts, there are some posters who seem to come out of the woodwork on the weekend to bash ANYTHING he writes…whether it’s on high school uni-nightmares or bling…or doesn’t write…it doesn’t matter

    maybe his “kid bashing” is part of his schtick? ya know…like a comedian? like henny or rodney…

    peace yo

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 19, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”271947″]can we end the bryan love hatefest once and for all?

    he has his own style, and it’s not paul’s

    he does all of this yeoman work, FOR FREE, and he has a post ready for us every weekend morning at 7:00

    he tries to be sardonic, humorous and/or thought provoking all at the same time, and like all of us, sometimes he fails…deal with it

    as far as the grief he gets, i get the feeling it doesn’t really matter WHAT he posts, there are some posters who seem to come out of the woodwork on the weekend to bash ANYTHING he writes…whether it’s on high school uni-nightmares or bling…or doesn’t write…it doesn’t matter

    maybe his “kid bashing” is part of his schtick? ya know…like a comedian? like henny or rodney…

    peace yo[/quote]

    I agree with you Phil! Why is it that Bryan can’t get away with anything (not that he has done anything wrong to “get away with”) but other possers … uhh, I mean, posters … can bash people left and right. And, no, I am not talking about anyone in particular.

    Double Peace!

    And now, back to your regularly scheduled uniform talk.

  • Tom | May 19, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    The announcers for the Rays game mentioned that the Rays decided to go w/the BP jerseys today. No special reason, just that they were going to wear them periodically throughout the season. The funny thing is for the first few minutes the announcers were calling them their “alternate” jerseys. They eventually corrected themselves and referred to them as their BP jerseys.

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    Here’s some more MLB posters…

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

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

    California Angels:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

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

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

  • MPowewrs1634 | May 19, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”271947″]can we end the bryan love hatefest once and for all?

    he has his own style, and it’s not paul’s

    he does all of this yeoman work, FOR FREE, and he has a post ready for us every weekend morning at 7:00

    he tries to be sardonic, humorous and/or thought provoking all at the same time, and like all of us, sometimes he fails…deal with it

    as far as the grief he gets, i get the feeling it doesn’t really matter WHAT he posts, there are some posters who seem to come out of the woodwork on the weekend to bash ANYTHING he writes…whether it’s on high school uni-nightmares or bling…or doesn’t write…it doesn’t matter

    maybe his “kid bashing” is part of his schtick? ya know…like a comedian? like henny or rodney…

    peace yo[/quote]

    Amen!!!

    Don’t be too hard on St. Scholastica’s. Given their colors and their proximity to Zygi Wilf’s team, the outcome could have been much worse.

    Schutt DNA helmets and Nike Unis…Sign me up!

    One question though…where’s the Yellow/Gold alt jersey. That would complete the ideations!

  • Chad | May 19, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    uniwatch attention to detail about uniforms looks pretty tame compared to what this guy said about a PEN http://penquest.word...

  • jere | May 19, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    On Saturday in comments, I mentioned that despite all the, uh, hubbub, about the high school kid’s jersey, it appeared as though it was tucked in. There was an immediate reply from someone who calls themselves BigBootyLover58, telling me that I should “look at the picture for more than one second before posting.”

    I had studied the picture very closely, Mr. Booty, and have done even more studying of it since. I still say it’s tucked in. At far left, you can see it slightly coming out of the waistline as the kid pitches. Just to the right of that, you can see the thing pretty clearly tucked into it. And then on the right, sure the billow comes down below the waist, but that doesn’t mean the shirt’s not tucked in. If it wasn’t, you’d see the whole bottom of the jersey flying way further down. And then at the far right, at his left hip, more evidence of a tucked-in jersey, as you can see his pants-stripe going all the way up.

    Am I crazy?

  • Tom | May 19, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”271949″]The announcers for the Rays game mentioned that the Rays decided to go w/the BP jerseys today. No special reason, just that they were going to wear them periodically throughout the season. The funny thing is for the first few minutes the announcers were calling them their “alternate” jerseys. They eventually corrected themselves and referred to them as their BP jerseys.[/quote]

    Just found this on our local paper’s website:

    Also, at the suggestion of bench coach Dave Martinez, the Rays are wearing their blue batting practice tops.

  • ChrismM70 | May 19, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    Two more…
    These are all I could find.

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

    Red Sox:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Skooter | May 19, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    Paul, randomly came across your softball game while walking through the park yesterday. Did you notice the 3rd base coach (or manager? hanger-on?) of the other team was wearing stirrups as well? Pretty generic black, and some amazingly baggy cuffing, but stirrups nonetheless.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 19, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all

  • scott | May 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”271949″]The announcers for the Rays game mentioned that the Rays decided to go w/the BP jerseys today. No special reason, just that they were going to wear them periodically throughout the season. The funny thing is for the first few minutes the announcers were calling them their “alternate” jerseys. They eventually corrected themselves and referred to them as their BP jerseys.[/quote]

    If they are being used in a regular season game, then don’t they become an alt?

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”271961″][quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all[/quote]
    Thought something was amiss, Phil. That type of egregious uni-error usually doesn’t slip by you.

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”271953″]On Saturday in comments, I mentioned that despite all the, uh, hubbub, about the high school kid’s jersey, it appeared as though it was tucked in. There was an immediate reply from someone who calls themselves BigBootyLover58, telling me that I should “look at the picture for more than one second before posting.”

    I had studied the picture very closely, Mr. Booty, and have done even more studying of it since. I still say it’s tucked in. At far left, you can see it slightly coming out of the waistline as the kid pitches. Just to the right of that, you can see the thing pretty clearly tucked into it. And then on the right, sure the billow comes down below the waist, but that doesn’t mean the shirt’s not tucked in. If it wasn’t, you’d see the whole bottom of the jersey flying way further down. And then at the far right, at his left hip, more evidence of a tucked-in jersey, as you can see his pants-stripe going all the way up.

    Am I crazy?[/quote]

    Not at all…your devotion to your convictions is admirable as is your detective skills!

    All kidding side, Mr. Booty did seem as bit harsh, which was seemingly an epidemic on Saturday, however, your insight is quite good!

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    Sorry: as ARE your detective skills!

  • Teebz | May 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.

  • KC | May 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”271932″][quote]Actually, Adidas doesn’t have a contract with the NBA’s officials association, so they are free to wear whatever sneaker they want, as long as it’s all back.[/quote]

    all back?

    anyway, im stupefied astounded pleasantly surprised shocked to find they aren’t required (via contract) to wear the 3 stripes, seeing as how they have them everywhere else, including prolly their underwear…maybe that wonderful unfortunate oversight will soon be corrected[/quote]

    You got to think that since the officials run alot, don’t know how many miles, limiting them on the shoes they wear will cause more problems than what it worth with foot problems and pain. I really don’t think you can require something like that. Jerseys and pants etc don’t matter about requiring, those won’t hurt you.

    If you think about it how often do you look at an officials shoes, other than just accidental observation (shoe in the background, etc) Also the shoes are predominantly all black maybe a little grey, so the branding doesn’t really stand out.

    Umpire I think are a little bit different. Shoe companines (mainly New Balance, and now Reebok) are starting to capitalize on the exposure that MLB umpires get. Think about how often you see an umpire’s shoes during a game. Most telecasts switch to an umpire view on almost any call, or their in the shot will the play is happening. Also, think about how many dugout shots they show of the home plate area. You usually get a pretty good side view of the shoes, which display the company logo.

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”271961″][quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all[/quote]

    I disagree! I commend the attention to detail that the sock-manufacturer exhibited in making those for the Cards.
    I still think that the Terry Steinbach style “fake” stirrups, are the absolute worst ever!

    http://espn.go.com/m...

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    Detroit touched the Clarence Campbell trophy in 1995 and got swept by New Jersey.

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”271968″][quote comment=”271961″][quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all[/quote]

    I disagree! I commend the attention to detail that the sock-manufacturer exhibited in making those for the Cards.
    I still think that the Terry Steinbach style “fake” stirrups, are the absolute worst ever!

    http://espn.go.com/m...

    Greg Maddux has historically been one of the worst offenders of the ‘Steinbach Look’:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • The Ol Goaler | May 19, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    The photo of the Dean brothers had to be taken sometime between 1937 and 1939, when Dizzy had been traded to the Cubs, and Paul was still with the Cardinals. The picture was probably taken in ’38 or ’39, since Paul was injured and appeared in only one game for the Cards in ’37.

    A Dean family member once told me, “‘Dizzy’ was dizzy, but ‘Daffy’ (Paul) wasn’t really daffy…”

    That list of awesome MLB photos includes a color picture of Stan Musial wearing the infamous 1956 uniform — the one without the “Birds on the Bat” logo!

    Those St. Louis Blues jerseys worn by Lynn Patrick and Sid Salomon never saw the ice… the Blues wore this sweater in their inaugural season.

  • Mike Engle | May 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”271968″][quote comment=”271961″][quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all[/quote]

    I disagree! I commend the attention to detail that the sock-manufacturer exhibited in making those for the Cards.
    I still think that the Terry Steinbach style “fake” stirrups, are the absolute worst ever!

    http://espn.go.com/m...
    I think those Cardinals’ fake stirrups are terrible. It really looks half-assed. I’d rather see them with red socks with the stripe pattern than the white bottom.
    [quote comment=”271969″][quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    Detroit touched the Clarence Campbell trophy in 1995 and got swept by New Jersey.[/quote]
    But the year New Jersey beat Anaheim in seven, it was backwards. Paul Kariya reluctantly leaned towards his conference trophy, and then purposefully forgot to take it off the table. Scott Stevens, on the other hand, raised it high and had his teammates parade with him.

  • jere | May 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”271964″][quote comment=”271953″]On Saturday in comments, I mentioned that despite all the, uh, hubbub, about the high school kid’s jersey, it appeared as though it was tucked in. There was an immediate reply from someone who calls themselves BigBootyLover58, telling me that I should “look at the picture for more than one second before posting.”

    I had studied the picture very closely, Mr. Booty, and have done even more studying of it since. I still say it’s tucked in. At far left, you can see it slightly coming out of the waistline as the kid pitches. Just to the right of that, you can see the thing pretty clearly tucked into it. And then on the right, sure the billow comes down below the waist, but that doesn’t mean the shirt’s not tucked in. If it wasn’t, you’d see the whole bottom of the jersey flying way further down. And then at the far right, at his left hip, more evidence of a tucked-in jersey, as you can see his pants-stripe going all the way up.

    Am I crazy?[/quote]

    Not at all…your devotion to your convictions is admirable as is your detective skills!

    All kidding side, Mr. Booty did seem as bit harsh, which was seemingly an epidemic on Saturday, however, your insight is quite good![/quote]

    Thank you. I can sleep tonight.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    well put teebz!

    todd k sent me the same sentiment in an email this am, as he’s still not posting here…and i wholeheartedly agree

    it’s like our whole discussion about reaching the “final four” and how some readers (and players) think that’s the shit…the pinnacle…when you’ve still got to win 2 more games for it to matter

    glad to see it getting the attention it deserves in puck too…now…where are those cup finals? OLN? is that versus now?

  • E_Ro | May 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    in ’97 I distinctly remember Yzerman taking the photo with the Campbell cup, grabbing it like it was no big deal and skating right off the ice. Ofcourse the Wings won it that year. I have only heard of this “not touching the trophy” superstition within the last 10 years.

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”271969″][quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    Detroit touched the Clarence Campbell trophy in 1995 and got swept by New Jersey.[/quote]

    Igilna Touching the trophy
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=50858463

    Yzerman did touch in in 2002 AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=618360

    Alfredsson
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|81143695%2c81143233%2c81143174%2c81142963%2c80274566%2c80267056%2c80267049%2c76214660%2c74638001%2c74637964%2c74223033%2c74195733%2c74195712%2c74195693%2c76733827%2c74802805%2c71542300%2c71542158%2c71540981%2c71229419%2c71105893%2c71105816%2c56223081%2c53335499%2c53217883%2c53217818%2c53217812%2c53217811%2c53217810%2c53217809%2c53217768%2c53217706%2c53217510%2c53071489%2c53068599%2c79730661%2c53024544%2c53024437%2c53024436%2c53024435%2c52962735%2c52962734%2c52962732%2c52962731%2c52962728%2c52962727%2c52962726%2c52962665%2c52962658%2c52962653%2c52962648%2c52962645%2c52962642%2c52962635%2c52962634%2c52962571%2c52962555%2c52962533%2c52962530%2c52962525|0&id=74195712

    NJ in 2000 Stevens touched, wore the hat, AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|1177292%2c1177290%2c52107839%2c52107790%2c52098998%2c52102939%2c52108513%2c52108512%2c52106477%2c52106476%2c52110381%2c1325891%2c1325889%2c1325887%2c1325885%2c1325881%2c1325873%2c643036%2c72220381%2c53133232%2c72545623%2c79051447%2c1388838%2c51660060%2c73429515%2c79023296%2c51584048%2c73850178%2c56800208%2c56800207%2c52116792%2c2078239%2c73391422%2c56666723%2c1785764%2c51370742%2c73434959%2c74029714%2c52118420%2c74218227%2c3291622%2c3431641%2c3403427%2c3366696%2c74939188%2c78968317%2c3380863|0&id=72220381

    BOS (Neely & Bourque) touched it in 1990 – Lost in Finals
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|1177292%2c1177290%2c52107839%2c52107790%2c52098998%2c52102939%2c52108513%2c52108512%2c52106477%2c52106476%2c52110381%2c1325891%2c1325889%2c1325887%2c1325885%2c1325881%2c1325873%2c643036%2c72220381%2c53133232%2c72545623%2c79051447%2c1388838%2c51660060%2c73429515%2c79023296%2c51584048%2c73850178%2c56800208%2c56800207%2c52116792%2c2078239%2c73391422%2c56666723%2c1785764%2c51370742%2c73434959%2c74029714%2c52118420%2c74218227%2c3291622%2c3431641%2c3403427%2c3366696%2c74939188%2c78968317%2c3380863|0&id=51584048

    So I guess it’s just that: a superstition.

    Could have done more examples but I think we get the picture.

  • Teebz | May 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”271972″]
    But the year New Jersey beat Anaheim in seven, it was backwards. Paul Kariya reluctantly leaned towards his conference trophy, and then purposefully forgot to take it off the table. Scott Stevens, on the other hand, raised it high and had his teammates parade with him.[/quote]

    It’s a superstition, not law.

    Stpehane Matteau touched the Prince of Wales trophy with the blade of his stick before overtime in Game Seven of the Conference Finals against New Jersey, and then went out and scored the overtime winner. Of course, the NYR also won the Stanley Cup that season.

    It’s just superstition. You don’t play to be a Conference Champion – you play for the only trophy that matters.

    Hence my shot at the NCAA. ;o)

  • Stan aka the took | May 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    Saturdays on Uniwatch are like being back in high school, damn you people have some high morals.

    I played high school baseball 3 years ago does that give me the right to make fun of him… cause he’s only like 3 or 4 years younger then me and is in my age group.

    Either way he looks like a tool with the eye crap under his eyes thats my line against him.

    Bryan if you need any help holding this 4 or 5 year old down as you give him nuggies I am here to help the noble cause.

  • E_Ro | May 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    The NHL trophies always sit on that table draping. The black and orange NHL badge logo always looks so much classier than the silver. I would do anything to see them go back.

  • Joey Guns | May 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”271977″][quote comment=”271972″]
    But the year New Jersey beat Anaheim in seven, it was backwards. Paul Kariya reluctantly leaned towards his conference trophy, and then purposefully forgot to take it off the table. Scott Stevens, on the other hand, raised it high and had his teammates parade with him.[/quote]

    It’s a superstition, not law.

    Stpehane Matteau touched the Prince of Wales trophy with the blade of his stick before overtime in Game Seven of the Conference Finals against New Jersey, and then went out and scored the overtime winner. Of course, the NYR also won the Stanley Cup that season.

    It’s just superstition. You don’t play to be a Conference Champion – you play for the only trophy that matters.

    Hence my shot at the NCAA. ;o)[/quote]

    I agree, never understood the celebration of winning something that is not the championship. To me, it means you are content at being where you are at. Like in baseball, seems like they have a world series type celebration when they make the playoffs, and each round they win in the playoffs.

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”271980″]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Ok……. put that in the Too Much Information File……

  • Teebz | May 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=\”271980\”]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday\’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    He always does. This picture was taken in the morning on game day. He normally takes about 100 shots on the ice before heading to the training room for some bike-riding and a massage.

    Alexander Ovechkin actually got in trouble from the Capitals for doing the same thing this season, except he was wearing flip flops instead of sneakers.

    Maybe it’s something they do in the Russian SuperLeague before games?

  • ToasterPoodle | May 19, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    as a big fan of Uni-Watch. I’ll volunteer my four year old son.

  • AK | May 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”271980″]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....
    That’s not Malkin. He uses all Nike/Bauer equipment. The guy in that pic has an Easton stick and Rbk apparel. Doesn\’t really look like him either if you look closely.

  • Hed-Bone11 | May 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    I also noticed a few of the Orioles in the ’71 Series did not have decals on their batting helmets. Mark Belanger is the only player I can remember though.

  • AK | May 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    “…plus the surprising news that the Pats were briefly officially known as the Bay State Patriots”

    Did they have to cheat to win too?

  • Teebz | May 19, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=\”271986\”][quote comment=\”271980\”]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday\’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....
    That\’s not Malkin. He uses all Nike/Bauer equipment. The guy in that pic has an Easton stick and Rbk apparel. Doesn\\\’t really look like him either if you look closely.[/quote]

    Not sure what Penguins team you\’re following, but that certainly is Evgeni Malkin. NikeBauer equipment is the armor he wears on his body and his stick, not his choice of workout gear.

    Considering he used has Sherwood, Bauer, and NikeBauer Vapor sticks over the last two years, there\’s no absolute guarantee he will use the same stick in a morning workout. Your skates add a few inches, so maybe it\’s a smaller stick suitable for his height off skates?

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”271986″][quote comment=”271980″]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....
    That’s not Malkin. He uses all Nike/Bauer equipment. The guy in that pic has an Easton stick and Rbk apparel. Doesn\’t really look like him either if you look closely.[/quote]

    That is Malkin

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    http://www.nhl.com/n...

    He is probably trying out someone elses stick, they usually do that in practice. Try out different flexes, curves, lengths.

  • BobA | May 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”271907″]As a long-time, long suffering O’s fan, seeing those socks brings a tear to my eye…sniff, sniff…sob…

    Nice work Paul![/quote]
    You and me both. It’s like a different franchise.

    re: Pirates helmet flocking… has it ever been determined that it served any purpose other than trying to make the helmet look more like a cap? Just seems wierd.

  • Bill | May 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    “If you really love your team, put their logo on your prosthetic leg”

    Must be a Pittsburgh thing.

    http://media3.steele...

  • Tom | May 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”271962″][quote comment=”271949″]The announcers for the Rays game mentioned that the Rays decided to go w/the BP jerseys today. No special reason, just that they were going to wear them periodically throughout the season. The funny thing is for the first few minutes the announcers were calling them their “alternate” jerseys. They eventually corrected themselves and referred to them as their BP jerseys.[/quote]

    If they are being used in a regular season game, then don’t they become an alt?[/quote]

    On a personal note I hope not, those BP jerseys look absolutely horrible. On a uni-related note, I would say unless they are specified as alternate jerseys, they would still be known as BP jerseys, no matter how many times they wear them in games or what the announcers call them.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”271982″][quote comment=”271980″]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Ok……. put that in the Too Much Information File……[/quote]

    my eyes! MY EYES!!

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”271988″]”…plus the surprising news that the Pats were briefly officially known as the Bay State Patriots”

    Did they have to cheat to win too?[/quote]

    Now that the subject has been broached … does anybody think that the NFL is trying to sweep this under the rug because it is more wide spread than just the Pats?

  • Kevin M. | May 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”271984″][quote comment=\”271980\”]WTF?

    The Penguins Evgeni Malkin went with the tights and sneakers look during warmups before Wednesday\’s game.

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    He always does. This picture was taken in the morning on game day. He normally takes about 100 shots on the ice before heading to the training room for some bike-riding and a massage.

    Alexander Ovechkin actually got in trouble from the Capitals for doing the same thing this season, except he was wearing flip flops instead of sneakers.

    Maybe it’s something they do in the Russian SuperLeague before games?[/quote]

    Working with a team in the SPHL, I see guys do this all the time before games, as well as running the stairs of the civic center. Also they follow the logic of not touching the regular season championship trophy just the finals trophy.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”271995″][quote comment=”271988″]”…plus the surprising news that the Pats were briefly officially known as the Bay State Patriots”

    Did they have to cheat to win too?[/quote]

    Now that the subject has been broached … does anybody think that the NFL is trying to sweep this under the rug because it is more wide spread than just the Pats?[/quote]

    yes

  • Pat | May 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”271988″]”…plus the surprising news that the Pats were briefly officially known as the Bay State Patriots”

    Did they have to cheat to win too?[/quote]

    Oh man, how long did it take you to come up with that zinger?

  • Jim | May 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”271976″][quote comment=”271969″][quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    Detroit touched the Clarence Campbell trophy in 1995 and got swept by New Jersey.[/quote]

    Igilna Touching the trophy
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=50858463

    Yzerman did touch in in 2002 AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=618360

    Alfredsson
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|81143695%2c81143233%2c81143174%2c81142963%2c80274566%2c80267056%2c80267049%2c76214660%2c74638001%2c74637964%2c74223033%2c74195733%2c74195712%2c74195693%2c76733827%2c74802805%2c71542300%2c71542158%2c71540981%2c71229419%2c71105893%2c71105816%2c56223081%2c53335499%2c53217883%2c53217818%2c53217812%2c53217811%2c53217810%2c53217809%2c53217768%2c53217706%2c53217510%2c53071489%2c53068599%2c79730661%2c53024544%2c53024437%2c53024436%2c53024435%2c52962735%2c52962734%2c52962732%2c52962731%2c52962728%2c52962727%2c52962726%2c52962665%2c52962658%2c52962653%2c52962648%2c52962645%2c52962642%2c52962635%2c52962634%2c52962571%2c52962555%2c52962533%2c52962530%2c52962525|0&id=74195712

    NJ in 2000 Stevens touched, wore the hat, AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|1177292%2c1177290%2c52107839%2c52107790%2c52098998%2c52102939%2c52108513%2c52108512%2c52106477%2c52106476%2c52110381%2c1325891%2c1325889%2c1325887%2c1325885%2c1325881%2c1325873%2c643036%2c72220381%2c53133232%2c72545623%2c79051447%2c1388838%2c51660060%2c73429515%2c79023296%2c51584048%2c73850178%2c56800208%2c56800207%2c52116792%2c2078239%2c73391422%2c56666723%2c1785764%2c51370742%2c73434959%2c74029714%2c52118420%2c74218227%2c3291622%2c3431641%2c3403427%2c3366696%2c74939188%2c78968317%2c3380863|0&id=72220381

    BOS (Neely & Bourque) touched it in 1990 – Lost in Finals
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|1177292%2c1177290%2c52107839%2c52107790%2c52098998%2c52102939%2c52108513%2c52108512%2c52106477%2c52106476%2c52110381%2c1325891%2c1325889%2c1325887%2c1325885%2c1325881%2c1325873%2c643036%2c72220381%2c53133232%2c72545623%2c79051447%2c1388838%2c51660060%2c73429515%2c79023296%2c51584048%2c73850178%2c56800208%2c56800207%2c52116792%2c2078239%2c73391422%2c56666723%2c1785764%2c51370742%2c73434959%2c74029714%2c52118420%2c74218227%2c3291622%2c3431641%2c3403427%2c3366696%2c74939188%2c78968317%2c3380863|0&id=51584048

    So I guess it’s just that: a superstition.

    Could have done more examples but I think we get the picture.[/quote]

    Also, most NHL players never touch the Stanley Cup until they win it. I remember hearing that when Eric Stall won the cup, his brother Jordan not touching it at Eric’s party.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    paul…couple questions about your softball games

    (1) is the person behind you in this pic a teammate?
    (2) is this a mixed (male & female) league
    (3) you said you got a walk…is this fast pitch then?

    schweet stirrups btw

    thanks!

  • Bryan Redemske | May 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    An addendum for Saturday’s activities:

    That kid’s birthday will also be taken away. And I might flatten the kid’s bike tires, too. Depends upon how much time I have.

  • hott rodd | May 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=\”272001\”]An addendum for Saturday\’s activities:

    That kid\’s birthday will also be taken away. And I might flatten the kid\’s bike tires, too. Depends upon how much time I have.[/quote]

    you should tear all the posters off his wall too..

  • Joey Guns | May 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    ESPN couldn’t even use a live skyline shot from last night’s Mets/Yankees game:

    http://gothamist.com...

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    I need help UWers!

    I’m helping to design a T-Shirt for school with a racecar(Palindrome, yes, I know)theme.

    I need the name of a cool Racing type Font to create the Text with. Can someone help?

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”272004″]I need help UWers!

    I’m helping to design a T-Shirt for school with a racecar(Palindrome, yes, I know)theme.

    I need the name of a cool Racing type Font to create the Text with. Can someone help?[/quote]

    here’s 3 free ones

    send me a email if you want others

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”271973″][quote comment=”271964″][quote comment=”271953″]On Saturday in comments, I mentioned that despite all the, uh, hubbub, about the high school kid’s jersey, it appeared as though it was tucked in. There was an immediate reply from someone who calls themselves BigBootyLover58, telling me that I should “look at the picture for more than one second before posting.”

    I had studied the picture very closely, Mr. Booty, and have done even more studying of it since. I still say it’s tucked in. At far left, you can see it slightly coming out of the waistline as the kid pitches. Just to the right of that, you can see the thing pretty clearly tucked into it. And then on the right, sure the billow comes down below the waist, but that doesn’t mean the shirt’s not tucked in. If it wasn’t, you’d see the whole bottom of the jersey flying way further down. And then at the far right, at his left hip, more evidence of a tucked-in jersey, as you can see his pants-stripe going all the way up.

    Am I crazy?[/quote]

    Not at all…your devotion to your convictions is admirable as is your detective skills!

    All kidding side, Mr. Booty did seem as bit harsh, which was seemingly an epidemic on Saturday, however, your insight is quite good![/quote]

    Thank you. I can sleep tonight.[/quote]

    I’m hoping that your sarcasm button was broken!

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”271970″][quote comment=”271968″][quote comment=”271961″][quote comment=”271960″][quote comment=”271959″][quote comment=”271958″]Poor Mr. Rauschenberger would look a lot better if they actually had his name across the shoulders instead of sticking that dumb Minor League logo on the collar and shifting the NOB down several inches. Those logos really mess things up.[/quote]

    or even NNOB, but that’s not his call

    and im willing to forgive that cap indiscretion as he’s wearing the uni pretty much perfectly otherwise…maybe a lil baggy, but no biggie there[/quote]
    Except for those ridiculous fake stirrups. Yech.[/quote]

    OMG, stuby…i just “enlarged” the photo (had it in a small window)…i was thinking as i posted it…sumpin’s not right about those stirrups, but i was too lazy to really examine it…on break at work so time’s of the essence…should have looked closer…

    yeah…them fake stirrups are worse than no stirrups at all[/quote]

    I disagree! I commend the attention to detail that the sock-manufacturer exhibited in making those for the Cards.
    I still think that the Terry Steinbach style “fake” stirrups, are the absolute worst ever!

    http://espn.go.com/m...

    Greg Maddux has historically been one of the worst offenders of the ‘Steinbach Look’:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    AWFUL!

  • MPowers1634 | May 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”272005″][quote comment=”272004″]I need help UWers!

    I’m helping to design a T-Shirt for school with a racecar(Palindrome, yes, I know)theme.

    I need the name of a cool Racing type Font to create the Text with. Can someone help?[/quote]

    here’s 3 free ones

    send me a email if you want others[/quote]

    Phil, those are great, Thanks. Grady and her friends will love them!

  • Ricko | May 19, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    Love the Orioles stirrups, Paul. Been looking for those. Got a pair of the Red Sox version of that style from a guy who attended a couple Red Sox fantasy camps and had an extra pair, but the black-orange combo has thus far eluded me.

    And, your clock turns back even further than ’66. Orioles went to those socks as early as ’55, I think. Their first season in Baltimore (’54) socks were black with three equal width orange stripes.

    Your vintage improves by the moment.

  • James | May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”271948″]I agree with you Phil! Why is it that Bryan can’t get away with anything (not that he has done anything wrong to “get away with”) but other possers … uhh, I mean, posters … can bash people left and right. And, no, I am not talking about anyone in particular.[/quote]

    Unfortunately that’s pretty much the culture we live in. And it’s not just this message board. Too many people act like their opinion is superior to everyone else’s, and if you don’t agree with it, then you’re an idiot. And trust me, I have been on the receiving end of some very sarcastic and downright nasty “you’re an idiot for thinking the way you do” posts in the past.

    OK, so Bryan made fun of the way some kid was dressed. Was it mean-spirited? I didn’t think so. Was it funny? Yeah, somewhat. But that’s just my opinion. Your mileage may vary. But to insult him and tell him that he can’t do something because you don’t like it or agree with it says far more about you and your (misguided) view of your importance in the grand scheme of things than it does about Bryan.

    And that’s not directed to you specifically; I’m using “you” in general terms.

  • James | May 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    Re: the issue of “why didn’t the Bucs use a yellow stirrup with black stripes”, I would guess it’s because a yellow stirrup on a white sanitary would not look aesthetically pleasing (light-on-light).

  • tom | May 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    jose reyes wore with cleats last night

  • JeffB | May 19, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    That NFL playbook is the greatest thing. I got one when I was a 10 year old when they first game out. I practically wore the thing out looking through it and learning about zone defenses. I also put a lot of my stickers inside the front cover. Good times.

    The collection of those round NFL helmet patches looks exactly like the patch put on the front of my Vikings stocking cap that I got for $1 when my dad filled up his gas tank back in 1970 or so.

    I’m not sure about the details of the Rays wearing BP jerseys in a game, but I have a Twins BP jersey worn in a game back in 2005, after introducing their dark road alternates, which made me even more curious. I was able to email someone with the Twins, who told me (forgive the all caps, but that’s how he replied) “ALL MLB TEAMS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE BP JERSEYS FOR LIVE GAME ACTION — THE REASON IS THE JERSEYS ARE COOLER THAN THE TRADITIONAL GAME JERSEYS. TEAMS MAY WEAR THOSE WHEN THE WEATHER IS PARTICULARLY WARM.”

    I thought those road grays must really be hot when they choose to wear a dark colored BP jersey on a hot day because the fabric is “cooler”.

    Now that the Cool Base jerseys have been introduced, I’m doubt if that excuse still holds true today.

  • kings33 | May 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    In today’s Sports Business Journal (Don’t think available online) Adonal Foyle comes out in favor of bringing back “Short Shorts” for Throwback nights in the NBA.

    Adonal Foyle, Gets ItTM

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”272013″]jose reyes wore with cleats last night[/quote]

    eh?

    did you mean white?

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”272015″]In today’s Sports Business Journal (Don’t think available online) Adonal Foyle comes out in favor of bringing back “Short Shorts” for Throwback nights in the NBA.

    Adonal Foyle, Gets ItTM[/quote]

    that’s the end of retro nights then

  • u2horn | May 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    I gotta say, those are some of the crappiest looking softball fields I’ve ever seen. How do you not hit the backstop/screen at the other diamond every time? Wiffle softballs?

  • Mad Adam | May 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    If a team wears their BP jerseys durning a game, what do they wear for pregame? Do they wear one BP jersey and then switch to their game BP jersey? Should they wear their regular jersey for pregame and then switch? Maybe they should have an alternate BP jersey? Is there any chance I’m serious?

  • Buccigross Fan Club | May 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”271974″]
    glad to see it getting the attention it deserves in puck too…now…where are those cup finals? OLN? is that versus now?[/quote]

    Versus will have games 1 & 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals; NBC takes games 3-7.

  • Dwight | May 19, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  • KT | May 19, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”272014″]I’m not sure about the details of the Rays wearing BP jerseys in a game, but I have a Twins BP jersey worn in a game back in 2005, after introducing their dark road alternates, which made me even more curious. I was able to email someone with the Twins, who told me (forgive the all caps, but that’s how he replied) “ALL MLB TEAMS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE BP JERSEYS FOR LIVE GAME ACTION — THE REASON IS THE JERSEYS ARE COOLER THAN THE TRADITIONAL GAME JERSEYS. TEAMS MAY WEAR THOSE WHEN THE WEATHER IS PARTICULARLY WARM.”

    I thought those road grays must really be hot when they choose to wear a dark colored BP jersey on a hot day because the fabric is “cooler”.

    Now that the Cool Base jerseys have been introduced, I’m doubt if that excuse still holds true today.[/quote]

    Those who played in flannels in St. Louis in August 1940 point and laugh.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”272021″]This:
    http://www.undercons...

    reminded me of this:
    http://www.studentso...

    NTTAWWT

  • Ricko | May 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    RE: this site…
    http://www.baseball-...

    Good stuff. Fun to see Aaron wearing 52 and the all-navy batting helmets, color photo of Richie Ashburn in classic Phillies pinstripes, Killebrew the up-and-coming shortstop (yes, shortstop) and Kiner in “Klu cutoffs” (as we used to call them).

  • Stuby | May 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Hard to tell in this shot of Maddux if those are the fake stirrups…

    http://images.sports...

    But is that a bit of a stripe at the top? Did the Braves have stirrups of that style that recently?

  • Original Jim | May 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”271967″][quote comment=”271932″][quote]Actually, Adidas doesn’t have a contract with the NBA’s officials association, so they are free to wear whatever sneaker they want, as long as it’s all back.[/quote]

    all back?

    anyway, im stupefied astounded pleasantly surprised shocked to find they aren’t required (via contract) to wear the 3 stripes, seeing as how they have them everywhere else, including prolly their underwear…maybe that wonderful unfortunate oversight will soon be corrected[/quote]

    You got to think that since the officials run alot, don’t know how many miles, limiting them on the shoes they wear will cause more problems than what it worth with foot problems and pain. I really don’t think you can require something like that. Jerseys and pants etc don’t matter about requiring, those won’t hurt you.

    If you think about it how often do you look at an officials shoes, other than just accidental observation (shoe in the background, etc) Also the shoes are predominantly all black maybe a little grey, so the branding doesn’t really stand out.

    Umpire I think are a little bit different. Shoe companines (mainly New Balance, and now Reebok) are starting to capitalize on the exposure that MLB umpires get. Think about how often you see an umpire’s shoes during a game. Most telecasts switch to an umpire view on almost any call, or their in the shot will the play is happening. Also, think about how many dugout shots they show of the home plate area. You usually get a pretty good side view of the shoes, which display the company logo.[/quote]

    For the last few years, Reebok has put out a line of basketball shoes called “The Ref”. It’s not much different from the regular walking shoes, but has a bit more basketball-type cushioning inside.

    http://www.honigs.co...

    I wish they came out with a high-top version. I wear The Ref for high school games, but for everything else I have a pair of all-black Adidas basketball shoes.

    For baseball, I just purchased a pair of New Balance plate shoes, and those are the first plate shoes I’ve worn that had the band logo prominently on the side. I hadn’t seen the Reebok versions until a few weeks ago.

  • Mark MihaIik | May 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”272023″]Topher Davis reports that the College of St. Scholastica, a Division III school in Duluth, Minnesota, is adding football as a sport this fall and has unveiled its new uniforms. “Looks like there was some LSU influence, or just plain old lack of creativity,” says Topher.[/quote]

    http://www.csssaints...

    Those pictures from their “unveiling” are really just screen grabs from niketeam.com, which is basically NikeID for custom uniforms. They actually used the Syracuse template… I went and applied the same template to a Uni Watch design:

    http://i29.tinypic.c...

    Sorry, Paul.

  • Juan Grande | May 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”271978″]Saturdays on Uniwatch are like being back in high school, damn you people have some high morals.

    I played high school baseball 3 years ago does that give me the right to make fun of him… cause he’s only like 3 or 4 years younger then me and is in my age group.

    Either way he looks like a tool with the eye crap under his eyes thats my line against him.

    Bryan if you need any help holding this 4 or 5 year old down as you give him nuggies I am here to help the noble cause.[/quote]

    The Bryan bashing (not by the quoted writer) needs to go away quickly but I think Bryan has slightly missed the obvious point. Don’t rag on the kid for his misguided thoughts on athletic aesthetics. Let’s, instead, put the blame on where it truly belongs… THE COACH!!!! What coach worthy of the title would allow his kid to go out to the mound dressed like that? That is where the attention and criticism needs to be spent.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    in the baseball fever pic of hammerin

    what’s up with the helmet? is that some kind of 3-D raised lettering on the “M”

    anyone?

  • Chuck Ryals | May 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm |

    that is a very nice design on the new Uni Watch tee, way to go Nina! I just ordered one for myself. NHL.com has a great piece on the NHL’s second six teams, lots of great pics:
    http://www.nhl.com/i...

  • Ricko | May 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”272029″]in the baseball fever pic of hammerin

    what’s up with the helmet? is that some kind of 3-D raised lettering on the “M”

    anyone?[/quote]

    It’s a decal of a white, sans serif “M” in advanced stages of Peeling Disease, I think.

  • Hammer | May 19, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    Are you wearing Soccer cleats? That cancels out the stirrups to me. Looks little league.

  • Tom R | May 19, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”271999″][quote comment=”271976″][quote comment=”271969″][quote comment=”271966″]The tradition of not touching the Conference Final trophy is a major superstition. Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson touched it last season after winning it, and Anaheim had a Stanley Cup parade. It’s the same with the hats – you don’t play to be a Conference Champion; you play to be the Stanley Cup Champion.

    Is anyone from the NCAA reading this?

    Tp give more of an example, the Hurricanes’ hoisted the Prince of Wales trophy in 2002, and lost to Detroit in five games. In 2004, Jerome Iginla of Calgary grabbed the Clarence Campbell trophy, and Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup.

    A deep-rooted superstition in the hockey world, to say the least.[/quote]

    Detroit touched the Clarence Campbell trophy in 1995 and got swept by New Jersey.[/quote]

    Igilna Touching the trophy
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=50858463

    Yzerman did touch in in 2002 AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|77263924%2c77263452%2c72753350%2c72753341%2c71068813%2c50895888%2c50858463%2c53122584%2c2018041%2c2015906%2c618360%2c589962%2c589958%2c72041741%2c71710308|0&id=618360

    Alfredsson
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|81143695%2c81143233%2c81143174%2c81142963%2c80274566%2c80267056%2c80267049%2c76214660%2c74638001%2c74637964%2c74223033%2c74195733%2c74195712%2c74195693%2c76733827%2c74802805%2c71542300%2c71542158%2c71540981%2c71229419%2c71105893%2c71105816%2c56223081%2c53335499%2c53217883%2c53217818%2c53217812%2c53217811%2c53217810%2c53217809%2c53217768%2c53217706%2c53217510%2c53071489%2c53068599%2c79730661%2c53024544%2c53024437%2c53024436%2c53024435%2c52962735%2c52962734%2c52962732%2c52962731%2c52962728%2c52962727%2c52962726%2c52962665%2c52962658%2c52962653%2c52962648%2c52962645%2c52962642%2c52962635%2c52962634%2c52962571%2c52962555%2c52962533%2c52962530%2c52962525|0&id=74195712

    NJ in 2000 Stevens touched, wore the hat, AND won the cup
    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|1177292%2c1177290%2c52107839%2c52107790%2c52098998%2c52102939%2c52108513%2c52108512%2c52106477%2c52106476%2c52110381%2c1325891%2c1325889%2c1325887%2c1325885%2c1325881%2c1325873%2c643036%2c72220381%2c53133232%2c72545623%2c79051447%2c1388838%2c51660060%2c73429515%2c79023296%2c51584048%2c73850178%2c56800208%2c56800207%2c52116792%2c2078239%2c73391422%2c56666723%2c1785764%2c51370742%2c73434959%2c74029714%2c52118420%2c74218227%2c3291622%2c3431641%2c3403427%2c3366696%2c74939188%2c78968317%2c3380863|0&id=72220381

    BOS (Neely & Bourque) touched it in 1990 – Lost in Finals
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    So I guess it’s just that: a superstition.

    Could have done more examples but I think we get the picture.[/quote]

    Also, most NHL players never touch the Stanley Cup until they win it. I remember hearing that when Eric Stall won the cup, his brother Jordan not touching it at Eric’s party.[/quote]

    Not only did the Pens not touch the trophy or waer the hats and shirts, they banned the trophy from the locker room. It sat outside the room in the hall.

  • chance | May 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”272031″][quote comment=”272029″]in the baseball fever pic of hammerin

    what’s up with the helmet? is that some kind of 3-D raised lettering on the “M”

    anyone?[/quote]

    It’s a decal of a white, sans serif “M” in advanced stages of Peeling Disease, I think.[/quote]

    The Braves used a sans-serif M on their helmets for a while….

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”272032″]Are you wearing Soccer cleats? That cancels out the stirrups to me. Looks little league.[/quote]

    you mean are thesethese?

    well…he is playing sunday brewskie-league softball…

  • BigBootyLover58 | May 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”271953″]On Saturday in comments, I mentioned that despite all the, uh, hubbub, about the high school kid’s jersey, it appeared as though it was tucked in. There was an immediate reply from someone who calls themselves BigBootyLover58, telling me that I should “look at the picture for more than one second before posting.”

    I had studied the picture very closely, Mr. Booty, and have done even more studying of it since. I still say it’s tucked in. At far left, you can see it slightly coming out of the waistline as the kid pitches. Just to the right of that, you can see the thing pretty clearly tucked into it. And then on the right, sure the billow comes down below the waist, but that doesn’t mean the shirt’s not tucked in. If it wasn’t, you’d see the whole bottom of the jersey flying way further down. And then at the far right, at his left hip, more evidence of a tucked-in jersey, as you can see his pants-stripe going all the way up.

    Am I crazy?[/quote]

    “Mr. Booty.” I like that.

    The second thing I noticed (after the ridiculous eye black) was the bare skin on the right side of the kid’s waist. The jersey is so ridiculously over-sized that you’d think there would be a ton of extra material to tuck in and that it would be very difficult for it to become untucked, but this kid must have only tucked maybe an inch or two in so that he’d have the cool Manny Ramirez look.

    A little harsh? Maybe. Life’s harsh.

    The more I think about it, you should address me as “Dr. Booty”, because I’ve got a PhD in Booty Pleasin’.

    Stay awesome.

    -Dr. Booty.

  • Ricko | May 19, 2008 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”272032″]Are you wearing Soccer cleats? That cancels out the stirrups to me. Looks little league.[/quote]

    (laughing) Oh, I see, the black sweatpants, Mets teeshirt and vintage Dodgers hat were true to the 50’s/60’s Orioles, but it was those dang shoes that messed up the look?

    LI Phil, you scamp, quick pickin’ on UniWatch’s flounder…oops, founder.

    (bemused smile, rolls eyes, plants tongue firmly into cheek).

    Nah, on second thought, everybody’s been pickin’ on everybody else since early Saturday so what the heck.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote]LI Phil, you scamp, quick pickin’ on UniWatch’s flounder…oops, founder.[/quote]

    whoa there, ricko…”hammer” pointed out that paul is wearing copas, not me (although this has been pointed out before)…i was merely providing the photographic evidence from which to make the comparison

    if i wanted to pick on paul, i’d ask him why he was only 1 for 3 this week, or GIDP last time he wrote on his escapades, or why the right fielder was playing basically on the infield dirt when he batted…

    but i don’t so i won’t

  • Mike D | May 19, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    Benfica’s 2008/2009 jerseys?

    http://img148.images...

  • Brandon | May 19, 2008 at 6:43 pm |

    Wow those stirrups are amazing. I’ve been looking all over for stirrups to wear for summer league games but I can’t find any. The only ones I can find are the customized ones(which is a good thing) that you have to buy in bulk. Any help

  • Bill T. | May 19, 2008 at 7:13 pm |

    I had heard that the Patriots considered changing their name from “Boston” to “Bay State” when they moved to Foxboro; but opted for “New England” when they realized that media outlets would refer to them as the B.S. Patriots.

    This is probably what Billy Sullivan meant by “unacceptable aspects of the Bay State label” as noted in the second article.

  • Curtis | May 19, 2008 at 8:05 pm |

    Not sure if this is uni-related or not but one of my friends got in trouble today at school for wearing a Kosuke Fukudome jersey. He had to explain the whole thing to the ladies in the main office and they all started to laugh

  • Matt Lake | May 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    I’m watching the Cubs/Astros game on ESPN, and I noticed the helmet of Aramis Ramirez has number stickers on the back that are the Red Sox font. You’d think the Cubs would have helmet stickers with their own numerical font.

  • LI Phil | May 19, 2008 at 8:40 pm |

    who’s that hotdog in CF for the cubs?

    nice catch on tal’s hill there

    /btw…orel needs to take a primer on baseball 101

    if you walk a batter to load the bases and there are two outs, you’re not doing it to set up a DP

  • Ricko | May 19, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    It’s probably been mentioned here already, but I can assure you there are a lot of Minnesota fans who, after years of longing for the coming new outdoor stadium, think “FUKUDOME” would be just perfect on the back of a Twins jersey.

    (P.S. Ooops, LI Phil, I mistakenly thought it was you who took issue with our flounder’s choice of softball footwear. Sorry about that.)

  • Failos2002 | May 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |

    Lady Met is hot!

    Ok, seriously, I didn’t even know there WAS a Lady Met. Freakin’ awesome, that is.

  • Patrick | May 19, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”272020″][quote comment=”271974″]
    glad to see it getting the attention it deserves in puck too…now…where are those cup finals? OLN? is that versus now?[/quote]

    Versus will have games 1 & 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals; NBC takes games 3-7.[/quote]

    Or you could just watch it on CBC. Bonus: Don Cherry and his amazing suits.