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Uni Watch Stirrups of the Week

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Finally, picture-perfect softball weather here in NYC, so it was time for another visit to the Uni Watch sock drawer. Here’s this week’s installment of my ongoing hosiery project:

This week’s design: I was originally planning to wear these. But look at bottom strap — it’s got the same heavy-gauge stitch as the rest of the stirrup. When I tried them on, they were too thick under my sole — it felt like I had something big and lumpy in my shoes. So I switched to these, which have elasticized understraps.

Ideal for feeling like a member of: Good question. I’ve been unable to match this design with any team on the big league timeline. If I’ve overlooked a historical antecedent, please let me know.

Color-coordination factor: “This’ll be a cinch,” I figured. “I’ve got tons of T-shirts featuring blue and red.” But it turns out that the blue component in most of them is navy, not royal. Fortunately, I came up with one that matched perfectly.

How they looked: Pretty sharp. I liked how the elasticized straps provided a teeny bit of white that peeked out above my shoetops.

How I felt: A bit like Little Boy Blue. Would’ve preferred a white tee with royal and red printing, but whaddaya gonna do. I’ll say this for heavy-knit stirrups: They stay up really nicely. Very low-maintenance.

How I played: The combination of batting ninth in a 12-man lineup (we usually play 12-on-12 and have two players per inning sit out from playing the field) and an opposing pitcher who was throwing BBs (he retired 13 of the last 14) meant that I only came to bat twice, flying out both times. Pfeh. But my team won, and made a nice sprinting catch in LF for the final out.

Thanks to Gabe Rivas, Robert Field, and Kirsten for the photos. I won’t be playing softball this Sunday, so this project will be now go on hiatus until June.

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Raffle Results: The winner of the NameFrame raffle is charter member Michael C. Wilson. Thanks to all who entered. More raffles coming soon.

Still More Birthday Stuff: It was nine years ago yesterday that the very first Uni Watch column ran in the now-defunct sports section of The Village Voice. From such humble beginnings, blah-blah-blah, etc., etc. Thanks for making it such a fun ride.

Meanwhile, please join me in wishing feliz cumpleaños to Uni Watch bench coach and birthday boy Bryan Redesmke, who turns — actually, I’m not sure how old he turns today, but I’m very sure I couldn’t run this site without him. Enjoy your day, Bry — hope you get everything you wish for when you blow out the candles.

Friendly Reminder: I’ll be participating in a reading this Thursday night at KGB in the East Village. The evening’s theme is “Design and Food,” and I’ll be examining the evolution of butchery chart design. In addition, Akiko Busch will discuss the aesthetics of her favorite vegetable peeler, and Paola Antonelli will deconstruct the art and science of the pasta shell (sorry, no Milton Glaser after all — he cancelled). Festivities will commence at 7pm.

Uni Watch News Ticker: When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer (with thanks to Louis Capwell, who took those photos during Saturday night’s warm-ups). … Speaking of the NHL, here’s Rob Ullman’s Stanley Cup prediction (which he sent to me on Friday morning, before the first two games had been played). … MLB teams did the American flag patch thing yesterday. I received no reports of any wayward or upside-down flags, so maybe they’re using a better glue this year. … The flags on the Mets’ caps seemed to be positioned too far back, a few inches behind the ear. … Boone Logan didn’t have a flag on his cap, but that’s because he’d moved it to his right sleeve (additional view here, with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Jason Varitek marked the holiday by wearing camouflage catching gear (and also taped his fingers for higher signal-calling visibility). … Best logo ever (well, this week). … Indiana State has new football uniforms (with thanks to Dustin Hall). … Steve Eschenbach took this photo at Yankee Stadium on May 22nd. Anyone know if they routinely fly the Boston flag upside-down, or if it was just a one-time “mistake”? … “I saw something that shocked me on Saturday afternoon,” writes Brendan Tarpey. “While in downtown San Francisco, I saw Thomas DeCoud wearing his own Combine sweatshirt, complete with name and number on the back. Have you ever seen or heard of this before? I can understand if it was for some sort of sponsored appearance, but he just looked like he was going shopping with a friend.” … John Peacock pointed me toward this site, which is devoted to Cap Anson and features some tremendous photos. “Here’s the first picture I’ve ever seen of an 1871 Rockford Forest Citys player in uniform,” says John (who lives in Rockford, so he especially likes that one). “There’s also a great picture of the Chicago Cubs — then the White Stockings — showing players wearing color suit coats with their knickers.” … Cardinals blogger Jeff Scott has noticed an interesting problem: The plackets on the team’s Cool Base jerseys seem to be rather flimsy — so flimsy that it tends to flap or bend back — while the non-Cool Base plackets stay nice and crisp. … Still more about the LZR swimsuit controversy here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Awesome Monday Night Football opening sequence, circa 1973, here (courtesy of Brinke Guthrie). … Scott Dunham notes that Coco Crisp has his real name on his glove. … Scroll down to the next-to-last entry on this Q-and-A page for some interesting info on Brad Ausmus’s mask (with thanks to Ryan Patrick). … According to the back of this card, Dante Bichette had some stirrups issues (good find by Matthew Glover). … Interesting item here: a Reds jersey with an NOB but no uni number (with thanks to Robert Eden).

 

173 comments to Uni Watch Stirrups of the Week

  • Cosmo | May 27, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    Someone has to tell Boone Logan that the stars are always supposed to face forward, so that flag should have been on the left sleeve.

  • Adam | May 27, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    I don’t think Homer Bailey ever wore that jersey. He made is big league debut last year, which was the Reds’ first year with the new, no black uniforms. So that must be some kind of promo item or something. Maybe related to him being the team’s top pick a few years back.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    loyce?

    no wonder he goes by ‘coco’

  • Ben | May 27, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    Scott Dunham notes that Coco Crisp has his real name on his glove.

    Actually, Loyce is Coco’s middle name, his first name is Covelli, making this even more interesting.

  • Jim | May 27, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.

  • KC | May 27, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    The Boston flag doesn’t look upside down but the “s” is backwards…

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”272906″]The Boston flag doesn’t look upside down but the “s” is backwards…[/quote]

    look closely…the “s” is backwards (or upside down), but so is the “t” and the “n”…

    it’s upside down

  • DW | May 27, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    Here’s a few pro sports tv opens from the 1970’s …
    some with Uni interest, of course:

    NFL CBS 1970 … with the last CBS appearance of one F. Gifford:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    NFL/AFC on NBC 1973:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Boston Nick | May 27, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    Dante Bichette is one of my most hated baseball players ever. It’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.

  • Justin | May 27, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    As previously state, Coco Crisp’s real name is Covelli. Loyce may be his middle name as well, but I think this is a reference to to his father, who’s name is Loyce. When he was first acquired by Boston there were a ton of commercials feature not only Coco, but his father too.

  • Justin | May 27, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”272909″]Dante Bichette is one of my most hated baseball players ever. It’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.[/quote]

    So now his personal opinion of dislike stirrups is a “legit” reason to hate someone more?

  • Stuby | May 27, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Here’s a shot (taken during qualifying) of Marco Andretti in his ridiculous Indiana Jones getup…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’m sure this has been discussed on here already but I’ve been absent from class for a few days.

  • Rich | May 27, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”272908″]Here’s a few pro sports tv opens from the 1970’s …
    some with Uni interest, of course:

    NFL CBS 1970 … with the last CBS appearance of one F. Gifford:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    NFL/AFC on NBC 1973:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    NBC’s NFL ’73 opener was the best theme ever! They used that well into the early 80’s if I recall.

    By the way, who were the Dolphin players suiting up during the opening montage? I recognized only Manny Fernandez and Bob Kuchenburg.

  • Cosmo | May 27, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Did my second post get pulled? I didn’t think it was offensive.

  • Mark | May 27, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”272902″]I don’t think Homer Bailey ever wore that jersey. He made is big league debut last year, which was the Reds’ first year with the new, no black uniforms. So that must be some kind of promo item or something. Maybe related to him being the team’s top pick a few years back.[/quote]

    If what I’ve seen for the Orioles is any guide, it’s not uncommon for jerseys to be made up with NOB, but no number on the back, for players not expected to make the 25-man roster. It’s much easier to add a number to a jersey than to replace a number.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Happy Memorial Day to all!

    Forget Varitek, check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Hank | May 27, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    The Brad Ausmus’s mask link answered a question for me. Noticed the same with Phillies’s catcher Chris Coste. I thought he was waiting for a custom paint job to be finished. Instead he doesn’t want to get jobbed by MLB.

  • Al | May 27, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    Does anyone know why the NHL went from the Stanley Cup Finals to the Stanley Cup Final?

  • Josh Petty | May 27, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”272905″]When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.[/quote]

    Having just 3 patches on the other side would look just as bad in my opinion. I personally think that the Wings all should’ve worn the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their shoulders instead of on their chests. That way everybody would look the same and the captains would look as ridiculous as they do now.

  • Joshua Smith | May 27, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    I don’t know if they do it all the time, but I was at Saturday’s Yankees game, and the Boston flag was indeed upside down. I just got back to Atlanta yesterday, so I haven’t uploaded pictures yet, but I do indeed have a picture of the upside down Boston flag.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 27, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”272917″]Happy Memorial Day to all!

    Forget Varitek, check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Great pictures my friend!!!
    Happy (belated) Memorial Day to you.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”272923″][quote comment=”272917″]Happy Memorial Day to all!

    Forget Varitek, check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Great pictures my friend!!!
    Happy (belated) Memorial Day to you.[/quote]

    Thanks Rick, I hope everyone enjoyed their families, the barbecues and the abundant sunshine!

  • Andy | May 27, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”272913″]Here’s a shot (taken during qualifying) of Marco Andretti in his ridiculous Indiana Jones getup…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’m sure this has been discussed on here already but I’ve been absent from class for a few days.[/quote]

    You mean ridiculously awesome?

  • Urban Runoff | May 27, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    That’s an awesome MNF intro. I wish someone had the theme circa 1984-85 that showed highlights of previous games in the intro when you entered that “hall of fame” hallway. Also, wish someone could post the cool ESPN Sunday Night Football openings from the late 1980s-early 1990s w/ the computer graphics of the team’s city blended with actual footage (Joe Montana and the Golden Gate Bridge, John Elway and the Rockies, etc.).

  • Robert | May 27, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”272902″]I don’t think Homer Bailey ever wore that jersey. He made is big league debut last year, which was the Reds’ first year with the new, no black uniforms. So that must be some kind of promo item or something. Maybe related to him being the team’s top pick a few years back.[/quote]

    The auction does not say that Bailey ever wore the jersey. My uneducated guess is that the team prepared it for a 2006 call-up that never came, and that they left it numberless in anticipation of Bailey picking a number upon his arrival. When Bailey did not receive a call-up, perhaps the jersey was tossed aside and never given a number.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Here’s a few more Memorial Day Pics:

    I was rooting around in my the trunk of the car of my wife’s grandfather, looking for a few extra wiffle balls when I stumbled across this beauty, from his childhood in Arkansas:

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Stuby | May 27, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”272925″][quote comment=”272913″]Here’s a shot (taken during qualifying) of Marco Andretti in his ridiculous Indiana Jones getup…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’m sure this has been discussed on here already but I’ve been absent from class for a few days.[/quote]

    You mean ridiculously awesome?[/quote]
    I mean ridiculous, as in a tuxedo t-shirt.

  • Djudson | May 27, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    just thougt you would like to know that Bobby Cox had stirrups on yesterday sorry no pics though

  • Jim | May 27, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”272920″][quote comment=”272905″]When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.[/quote]

    Having just 3 patches on the other side would look just as bad in my opinion. I personally think that the Wings all should’ve worn the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their shoulders instead of on their chests. That way everybody would look the same and the captains would look as ridiculous as they do now.[/quote]

    Yeah I said they should move the patch to the shoudler too last week. The rangers did it in ’94 and it looked good.

  • JoeS | May 27, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    I didn’t go, but my co-worker was kind enough to get me one of the bobble-foot give-aways from Sunday’s St. Paul Saints game in honor of Senator Larry Craig’s Minneapolis Airport arrest. See pics here and here.
    I’m told the number on the side of the stall is the number for the Saints. Nice touch.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”272917″]check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    here…good for your lawn

    [quote comment=”272912″][quote comment=”272909″]Dante Bichette is one of my most hated baseball players ever. It’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.[/quote]

    So now his personal opinion of dislike stirrups is a “legit” reason to hate someone more?[/quote]

    absolutely…and im glad someone feels likewise on bishitte

  • Beats in Buffalo | May 27, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    The Tampa Bay flag in the Yankee Stadium picture is the green model used in previous years not a new flag with the updated color scheme. A new flag must not have made the budget cuts while building a billion dollar stadium.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    Y’all have seen my previously posted pics of Memorial Day, however, in my family, the holiday always means NCAA Lax!

    There were many Uni-notes of interest from this weeks Final Four and Championship, mainly the Huge numbers worn by the Nike clad schools as well as the incredibly garish all-orange kits that ‘Cuse wore in the semi-final.

    However, my question is: Why did “Cuse choose to eradicate this logo after only a few years of usage?

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Mark Max | May 27, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”272919″]Does anyone know why the NHL went from the Stanley Cup Finals to the Stanley Cup Final?[/quote]
    I’m not 100% sure but I think I heard someone say its to differentiate from the NBA Finals. i don’t know if the NBA told them to do so or if they just did it on their own.

  • Tape | May 27, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    Loyce is Coco Crisp’s middle name. He was born Covelli Loyce Crisp, but actually had his first name legally changed to Coco this April. So now is is officially Coco Loyce Crisp.

  • muddlehead | May 27, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    paul, that’s a lot of work for 2 at bats.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”272933″][quote comment=”272917″]check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    here…good for your lawn

    [quote comment=”272912″][quote comment=”272909″]Dante Bichette is one of my most hated baseball players ever. It’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.[/quote]

    So now his personal opinion of dislike stirrups is a “legit” reason to hate someone more?[/quote]

    absolutely…and im glad someone feels likewise on bishitte[/quote]

    As soon as I posted the pics, I knew someone, DAMMIT PHIL, would scrutinize some aspect of one or all of the pics.

    I’m workin’ on the lawn…We just put in a sprinkler system so this Fall, I will start working on the crabgrass and the rest of the unwanted mess!

    As always, thanks, Phil!

  • Matt Lesser | May 27, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    That Homer Bailey jersey has to be just a template that the team had made for him, in case he had made his debut pre 2007. They didn’t slap a number on there because they probably didn’t know which one he’d choose (he went on to choose 34).

  • KT | May 27, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    Andy Sidaris directed Monday Night Football in 1973?

    The same Andy Sidaris who gave us immortal films like Malibu Express, Hard Ticket to Hawaii and Picasso Trigger, all of which featured buxom Playboy Playmates who found plot-specific reasons to get naked?

    [Carson]I did not know that.[/Carson]

  • Kek | May 27, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”272931″][quote comment=”272920″][quote comment=”272905″]When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.[/quote]

    Having just 3 patches on the other side would look just as bad in my opinion. I personally think that the Wings all should’ve worn the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their shoulders instead of on their chests. That way everybody would look the same and the captains would look as ridiculous as they do now.[/quote]

    Yeah I said they should move the patch to the shoudler too last week. The rangers did it in ’94 and it looked good.[/quote]
    Yeah, the patches can be moved around to make things less cluttered. If I recall correctly, the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Finals jersey had four patches on it in 91-92. (NHL 75th, Pens 25th, Badger Bob and Stanley Cup). Yet if you find a photo of that jersey, it doesn’t appear that cluttered.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”272928″]Here’s a few more Memorial Day Pics:

    I was rooting around in my the trunk of the car of my wife’s grandfather, looking for a few extra wiffle balls when I stumbled across this beauty, from his childhood in Arkansas:

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...

    Damn, you gotta be as old as I am to remember “Hutch” mitt and gloves.

    Also to remember that your first pair to baseball stirrups (mine were red with white Northwestern-style stripes; team sponsored by Miracle Mile Shopping Mall at Skippy Field, oldest Little League field west of Chicago, btw) were so thick under your foot you…

    a) felt like you were wearing arch supports
    b) were about an inch taller (at age 10, this is not a bad thing)

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”272942″]Yeah, the patches can be moved around to make things less cluttered. If I recall correctly, the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Finals jersey had four patches on it in 91-92. (NHL 75th, Pens 25th, Badger Bob and Stanley Cup).

    Yet if you find a photo of that jersey, it doesn’t appear that cluttered.[/quote]

    like such

    (note the cup patch on super mario)

  • Jim | May 27, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”272942″][quote comment=”272931″][quote comment=”272920″][quote comment=”272905″]When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.[/quote]

    Having just 3 patches on the other side would look just as bad in my opinion. I personally think that the Wings all should’ve worn the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their shoulders instead of on their chests. That way everybody would look the same and the captains would look as ridiculous as they do now.[/quote]

    Yeah I said they should move the patch to the shoudler too last week. The rangers did it in ’94 and it looked good.[/quote]
    Yeah, the patches can be moved around to make things less cluttered. If I recall correctly, the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Finals jersey had four patches on it in 91-92. (NHL 75th, Pens 25th, Badger Bob and Stanley Cup).

    Yet if you find a photo of that jersey, it doesn’t appear that cluttered.[/quote]

    Here’s a pic that shows three out of four patches, plus the captain C. Where was the Penguins 25th patch located?

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|73851737%2c73851711%2c56898007%2c56897469%2c81073720%2c81073709%2c73851717%2c73851706%2c71578380%2c57223511%2c57223487%2c56897481%2c56897474%2c56897473%2c56897467%2c56672500%2c56672496%2c56672490%2c56672485%2c56672483%2c71576482%2c56702905%2c56979034%2c56979026%2c52783497%2c52783318%2c52271860%2c72548531%2c72494938%2c72475800%2c72388759%2c72376939%2c72339196%2c72325795%2c72303786%2c71578836%2c71576454%2c51362756%2c349351%2c349229%2c349193%2c294217%2c294162%2c292393%2c292387%2c292290%2c292244%2c283672%2c258510%2c255551%2c255412%2c222295%2c53320202%2c53320199%2c53320186%2c51643976|0&id=71578380

  • Kek | May 27, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”272945″][quote comment=”272942″][quote comment=”272931″][quote comment=”272920″][quote comment=”272905″]When the Red Wings moved their “C” and “A” designations to the right side of the jersey this season, we all wondered what would happen if they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. And now we have our answer

    I’ve been waiting all weekend to discuss the fact on how stupid the patch looks bunched next to the C and A. For those 3 players they should have moved the patch to the other side. Looks ridiculas.[/quote]

    Having just 3 patches on the other side would look just as bad in my opinion. I personally think that the Wings all should’ve worn the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their shoulders instead of on their chests. That way everybody would look the same and the captains would look as ridiculous as they do now.[/quote]

    Yeah I said they should move the patch to the shoudler too last week. The rangers did it in ’94 and it looked good.[/quote]
    Yeah, the patches can be moved around to make things less cluttered. If I recall correctly, the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Finals jersey had four patches on it in 91-92. (NHL 75th, Pens 25th, Badger Bob and Stanley Cup).

    Yet if you find a photo of that jersey, it doesn’t appear that cluttered.[/quote]

    Here’s a pic that shows three out of four patches, plus the captain C. Where was the Penguins 25th patch located?

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|73851737%2c73851711%2c56898007%2c56897469%2c81073720%2c81073709%2c73851717%2c73851706%2c71578380%2c57223511%2c57223487%2c56897481%2c56897474%2c56897473%2c56897467%2c56672500%2c56672496%2c56672490%2c56672485%2c56672483%2c71576482%2c56702905%2c56979034%2c56979026%2c52783497%2c52783318%2c52271860%2c72548531%2c72494938%2c72475800%2c72388759%2c72376939%2c72339196%2c72325795%2c72303786%2c71578836%2c71576454%2c51362756%2c349351%2c349229%2c349193%2c294217%2c294162%2c292393%2c292387%2c292290%2c292244%2c283672%2c258510%2c255551%2c255412%2c222295%2c53320202%2c53320199%2c53320186%2c51643976|0&id=71578380[/quote]
    I think that the 25th patch was on the right shoulder. The Stanley cup patch was actually placed on top of the 75th patch on the right chest area.

  • Joe | May 27, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    Why not…it’s a badge of Merit!!!

  • KT | May 27, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I bet it was this guy:
    http://i1.ebayimg.co...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”272950″][quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I bet it was this guy:
    http://i1.ebayimg.co...

    this guy

  • James Craven | May 27, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    And in suburban Chicago, MLB Properties goes anal retentive on a Little League. Link forthcoming…

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    btw (this coming under the “must continue to give our flounder good-natured shit” dictum), I notice Phil contines to eschew a shoeshine.

    Maybe it’s a Bowery Boys kinda thing…
    “Batting ninth, playing left field, Paul ‘Satch’ Lucas.”

  • Steve | May 27, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”272935″]Y’all have seen my previously posted pics of Memorial Day, however, in my family, the holiday always means NCAA Lax!

    There were many Uni-notes of interest from this weeks Final Four and Championship, mainly the Huge numbers worn by the Nike clad schools as well as the incredibly garish all-orange kits that ‘Cuse wore in the semi-final.

    However, my question is: Why did “Cuse choose to eradicate this logo after only a few years of usage?

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    The community and fanbase hated the logo. Many fans said it looked too much like “SJ” and not “SU”. With St John’s in the Big East, fans were none too pleased with that scenario. Their new AD decided to undo the damage and go back to the block “S”. He stated that SU was more than just the university; the school also represented the community as well

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    Paul, Paul. The name is Paul.

    Phil is on Long Island. Definitely not a Bowery Boy.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”272951″][quote comment=”272950″][quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I bet it was this guy:
    http://i1.ebayimg.co...

    this guy[/quote]

    I stand corrected…wasn’t he in Super Bad?
    http://www.gearcrave...

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”272956″][quote comment=”272951″][quote comment=”272950″][quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I bet it was this guy:
    http://i1.ebayimg.co...

    this guy[/quote]

    I stand corrected…wasn’t he in Super Bad?
    http://www.gearcrave...

    Oh, man, if anyone ever LOOKED like Indiana’s “Mr. Basketball”. Felt like a time warp. He played for Hickory, right?

  • James Craven | May 27, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…

  • James Craven | May 27, 2008 at 11:55 am |
  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”272952″]And in suburban Chicago, MLB Properties goes anal retentive on a Little League. Link forthcoming…[/quote]

    “James Craven”? Any connection to the actor who so beautifully overacted while hamming it up as the villain in the CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT and GREEN ARCHER movie serials from the 40s?

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”272954″][quote comment=”272935″]Y’all have seen my previously posted pics of Memorial Day, however, in my family, the holiday always means NCAA Lax!

    There were many Uni-notes of interest from this weeks Final Four and Championship, mainly the Huge numbers worn by the Nike clad schools as well as the incredibly garish all-orange kits that ‘Cuse wore in the semi-final.

    However, my question is: Why did “Cuse choose to eradicate this logo after only a few years of usage?

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    The community and fanbase hated the logo. Many fans said it looked too much like “SJ” and not “SU”. With St John’s in the Big East, fans were none too pleased with that scenario. Their new AD decided to undo the damage and go back to the block “S”. He stated that SU was more than just the university; the school also represented the community as well[/quote]

    I was and still am a fan of Syracuse sports, aargh, however I LOVED that redesigned logo.

    In the 2004 NCAA Lax semi-finals, ‘Cuse broke out their new all-orange unis complete with Orange helmets emblazoned with the pictured, beveled logo!

    Mike(y) Powell lit the final four on fire and they won the National Championship. The next year, the basketball team utilized the logo on their shorts as well as the wordmark on their jerseys.

    http://www.nbsurfdaw...

    http://www.youthlacr...

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    Too bad Little League can’t just jerk MLB’s chain by changing a letter or two…name teams, say…

    COBS
    YANKERS
    MURINERS
    REG SOX
    WHINE SOX
    TAGERS
    PHILLUPS
    MUTS
    ANGLES
    GRUNTS
    DOGGERS
    RADS

    …and whatever else anyone here can concoct.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”272953″]btw (this coming under the “must continue to give our flounder good-natured shit” dictum), I notice Phil contines to eschew a shoeshine.

    Maybe it’s a Bowery Boys kinda thing…
    “Batting ninth, playing left field, Paul ‘Satch’ Lucas.”[/quote]

    i didn’t see that in the FAQ, although mr. lukas did update it recently…

    nay, your choice of colorful metaphor notwithstanding, i see nothing even worth commenting upon regarding ‘our flounder’ and his sartorial taste, save for the obama shirt, on which i have even less to say

    do, however, feel free to espouse your own commentary on said softballer’s unitardation

    heh…bowery boys…

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I remember visting my brother when he was going to schol at Illinois, and we saw Frank Williams wearing his McDonald’s All American jersey in line at Jimmy John’s. I just remembered thinking that since he wasn’t about to make it on an NBA roster any time soon, that thing ought to be under glass on his wall.

  • James Craven | May 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    Damn it, Ricko…

    i did write for WGN’s “The Bozo Show” in the mid 1990’s, though…

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”272963″][quote comment=”272953″]btw (this coming under the “must continue to give our flounder good-natured shit” dictum), I notice Phil contines to eschew a shoeshine.

    Maybe it’s a Bowery Boys kinda thing…
    “Batting ninth, playing left field, Paul ‘Satch’ Lucas.”[/quote]

    i didn’t see that in the FAQ, although mr. lukas did update it recently…

    nay, your choice of colorful metaphor notwithstanding, i see nothing even worth commenting upon regarding ‘our flounder’ and his sartorial taste, save for the obama shirt, on which i have even less to say

    do, however, feel free to espouse your own commentary on said softballer’s unitardation

    heh…bowery boys…[/quote]

    Thank you, Slip, for being so illucidations on that subject

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 27, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”272958″]Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…[/quote]

    I am really, really confused. Back in the middle ages when I played Little League ball, I was on the Giants and the uniforms looked a heck of a lot like the SF Giants. Little Leagues have been using MLB names and likenesses for eons. Why is this just now coming up? And, why is it this one league?

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    http://www.nbsurfdaw...

    Perhaps, if they placed the S behind the U, the U wouldn’t resemble a J.

    The only problem is that the S representing Syracuse, should be the prominant character as opposed to the University U.

    Graphics people, correct me if I’m wrong!

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | May 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    can someone explain the soccer cleats (Adidas Copa Mudial) on the softball player with the blue and red stirrups?

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”272967″][quote comment=”272958″]Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…[/quote]

    I am really, really confused. Back in the middle ages when I played Little League ball, I was on the Giants and the uniforms looked a heck of a lot like the SF Giants. Little Leagues have been using MLB names and likenesses for eons. Why is this just now coming up? And, why is it this one league?[/quote]

    i thought that was the NEW YORK giants, rick ;)

  • James Craven | May 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    Well, Rick in Cedar Park, it’s all about the almighty green stuff…the again, leave it to grownups in suits to deny kids (even if it’s in knockoff uniforms) to dream their dreams and play for the Cubs or White Sox…

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”272969″]can someone explain the soccer cleats (Adidas Copa Mudial) on the softball player with the blue and red stirrups?[/quote]

    Combine those with sweatpants!

    Sweatpants, we talkin’ bout sweatpants!

    Maybe it’s that “Old Tyme Baseball”

    (Sarcasm) Button?

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”272967″][quote comment=”272958″]Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…[/quote]

    I am really, really confused. Back in the middle ages when I played Little League ball, I was on the Giants and the uniforms looked a heck of a lot like the SF Giants. Little Leagues have been using MLB names and likenesses for eons. Why is this just now coming up? And, why is it this one league?[/quote]

    Precisely. And now, somehow, MLB owns the generic team “giants” in any context relating to baseball whatsoever?

    Figure they’ll sue LSU, Auburn, Missouri and others soon over use of “Tigers”?

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | May 27, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    oops:

    http://www.habsinsid...

    also, I have been noticing a very disturbing trend of logo creep on college/junior hockey players the past couple of years. seems like manufacturers are putting their logos on hockey socks. hopefully this disease does not spread to the NHL.

  • Sean | May 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    Nike’s slogan for the Big Brown line should be:

    Just glue it.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”272962″]Too bad Little League can’t just jerk MLB’s chain by changing a letter or two…name teams, say…

    COBS
    YANKERS
    MURINERS
    REG SOX
    WHINE SOX
    TAGERS
    PHILLUPS
    MUTS
    ANGLES
    GRUNTS
    DOGGERS
    RADS

    …and whatever else anyone here can concoct.[/quote]

    The point being, when MLB sues again cuz, “You’re making us look bad, holding us up to ridicule in the eyes of kids,” Little League can say, “Well, we wanted to hold you up as an honor in the eyes of kids…but you wouldn’t let us.”

    (ba dum bum)

  • Jim | May 27, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”272974″]oops:

    http://www.habsinsid...

    also, I have been noticing a very disturbing trend of logo creep on college/junior hockey players the past couple of years. seems like manufacturers are putting their logos on hockey socks. hopefully this disease does not spread to the NHL.[/quote]

    It’s already in international hockey by showing up on the World Championships recently. Only thing I can find is Canada, and it’s the team logo, not a sponser. So I am guessing it will show up in the NHL sometime in the future. Which blows. I think the only thing holding it up is Bettman has to come up with how much he’ll charge for the ad space. :) I hate Bettman.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”272971″]Well, Rick in Cedar Park, it’s all about the almighty green stuff…the again, leave it to grownups in suits to deny kids (even if it’s in knockoff uniforms) to dream their dreams and play for the Cubs or White Sox…[/quote]

    dream?

    more like a nightmare

  • Neil | May 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    I think the stirrups might be from an early 1900s Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. The video game MLB The Show 08 lets you pick that as one of the uniforms.

  • cory d | May 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    I’m sorry but im going to have to side with the MLB on this one. They didnt care that the little league was using the NAMES of the MLB but they cared about the jerseys. Did you see those things? They are spot on. And its not like the jerseys were donated to these kids. At some point those jerseys had to be paid for. And therefore the person making those jerseys was making money. No matter the use, if someone is making money by selling MLB jerseys and its not the MLB I think its fair of the MLB to pursue the matter.

  • Walaitis | May 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”272967″][quote comment=”272958″]Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…[/quote]

    I am really, really confused. Back in the middle ages when I played Little League ball, I was on the Giants and the uniforms looked a heck of a lot like the SF Giants. Little Leagues have been using MLB names and likenesses for eons. Why is this just now coming up? And, why is it this one league?[/quote]

    Because MLB has come to the conclusion that alienating their potential future stars while protecting their right to be greedy is a good thing.

    Of course, this could lead into a discussion on “but if they let the little leaguers do it, than it would be legal for ANYONE to use team names on their stuff …” … yeah, that’s right … I’m sure that’s the last thing MLB needs – more people paying attention to thier team identities. We wouldn’t want any of that. For those who feel that way, there could always be a “penny a year” license agreement, so MLB can keep track of how names are used, but not push away what should be their core audience.

  • Dan | May 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    After college (and before going “corporate”) I worked at a seafood place in Annapolis, MD (this is right around 2000). One night I was walking through the lobby and noticed a tall, bulky guy wearing a sweatshirt for the 1992 Pro Bowl. It had a football in the middle, with the NFC logo in the middle of the football. It didn’t look like a souvenier sweatshirt…more like a practice sweatshirt…as I got closer I realized he was Mark Rypien. I did find it odd that he was wearing the Pro Bowl sweatshirt from the year he went…but you know what. If I was the Super Bowl MVP and went to the Pro Bowl…F*** IT! I’d wear the damn thing too!

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    Read article again. Clearly says MLB DID claim to own the names as a matter of “logo interpretation”.

    Had all tjey contested was logo use, I’d agree with you 100%, no doubt about it. LL should have to buy licensed gear. A trademark is a trademark.

    But how can they have the gonads to claim they own the words Orioles or Giant or Tigers or Marlin just becuase used in a baseball context?

    Well, somehow the NFL owns “Super Bowl” and “Super Sunday.”

    Go figure.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    Always envisioned someone at LucasFilms getting the court ruling regarding SDI and saying,

    “Whaddya mean we can’t protect ‘Star Wars’? What kind of Mickey Mouse ruling is that?!?!?!”

  • Paul Lukas | May 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”272979″]I think the stirrups might be from an early 1900s Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. The video game MLB The Show 08 lets you pick that as one of the uniforms.[/quote]

    Good call, almost. Here are the ones you’re referring to:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Those look more navy than royal. But as we’ve learned many times by now, the Okkonen templates aren’t always 100% accurate, and color-matching for early teams was one of his most difficult tasks.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    doesn’t someone (or entity) own (perhaps that isn’t the proper legalese) “19-0”?

    if you can own (trademark, patent, etc.?) a score or record, i guess you can own a name like tigers, no?

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”272983″]Read article again. Clearly says MLB DID claim to own the names as a matter of “logo interpretation”.

    Had all tjey contested was logo use, I’d agree with you 100%, no doubt about it. LL should have to buy licensed gear. A trademark is a trademark.

    But how can they have the gonads to claim they own the words Orioles or Giant or Tigers or Marlin just becuase used in a baseball context?

    Well, somehow the NFL owns “Super Bowl” and “Super Sunday.”

    Go figure.[/quote]

    Boy, I wish I had a picture of me in my LL Giants uniform (New York … ha ha … very funny Phil :) ), but I don’t. I do remember it matching the Giants of the day though.

    MLB (and the other pro sports) continue to let salaries go through the roof, build palaces for the teams to play in and then expect us to pay for it in exorbitant ticket prices, increased prices for advertised goods, skyboxes that only corporations can afford, and forcing kids that should be looking up to them to pay licensing fees or change names. They need to control their idiotic costs first.

    Ahhh … I feel much better, more calm now.

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

    [quote comment=”272958″]Here’s that story about the Tinley Park Little League:

    http://www.southtown...

    As I said, MLB Properties are a bunch of anal retentive jerks for something like this…[/quote]

    Actually, reading the article it appears that MLB was the reasonable one in this situation. Not to mention that it all worked out well.

  • Dave A | May 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”272987″]
    MLB (and the other pro sports) continue to let salaries go through the roof, build palaces for the teams to play in and then expect us to pay for it in exorbitant ticket prices, increased prices for advertised goods, skyboxes that only corporations can afford, and forcing kids that should be looking up to them to pay licensing fees or change names. They need to control their idiotic costs first.
    [/quote]

    Don’t forget, it’s usually the taxpayer, through pro sports teams’ bullying and extorting local governments for ridiculous subsidies and tax exemptions, who usually pay for the stadia we also have to pay the exorbitant ticket prices to get into.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”272975″]Nike’s slogan for the Big Brown line should be:

    Just glue it.[/quote]

    …that’s actually the slogan for the “Eight Belles” line

    (Apolgizing in advance. Time + tragedy = comedy)

  • Jeff I. | May 27, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    More on the Syracuse Lacrosse giant numbers we were discussing the other day.

    Someone brought up that their white numbers appear bigger because there is no border color and it appears to be true.

    Their navy numbers did have a border color and appeared to be smaller (although still ridiculously large).

    With Border

    Without Border

  • Steve | May 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”272968″]http://www.nbsurfdawgs.com/images/throwemabone_teams19.gif

    Perhaps, if they placed the S behind the U, the U wouldn’t resemble a J.

    The only problem is that the S representing Syracuse, should be the prominant character as opposed to the University U.

    Graphics people, correct me if I’m wrong![/quote]
    I agree with you — I am just explaining why the move was made. It’s been very well received throughout Syracuse fans. The new-fangled SU was never embraced

  • Failos2002 | May 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    I don’t know which is more offensive: that Dante Bichette dislikes stirrups, or that he likes Chris Berman. Ugh.

  • Steve | May 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”272993″]I don’t know which is more offensive: that Dante Bichette dislikes stirrups, or that he likes Chris Berman. Ugh.[/quote]
    EASILY that he likes Chris Berman. I can excuse the stirrup thing because society as a whole has gone to hell….but BERMAN!?!??!?! Ohhhhh my…..not good

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”272991″]More on the Syracuse Lacrosse giant numbers we were discussing the other day.

    Someone brought up that their white numbers appear bigger because there is no border color and it appears to be true.

    Their navy numbers did have a border color and appeared to be smaller (although still ridiculously large).

    With Border

    Without Border[/quote]

    The other day, I mentioned how much I disliked those all-orange Ginormous numbered unis!

    No piping, nothing!

    As opposed to the Semi-Final, their all-whites in the championship game were great! There was contrast, there was shape provided by piping!

    Eastbay sells replica Lax gear for the major Nike schools. I love the UVA and Syracuse shorts, but I would love to get my hands on the whites.

    http://a712.g.akamai...
    http://a712.g.akamai...
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    Last year at Wagner’s Alumni football Golf ‘Cuse Lax gear becasue Dan Conley is Wagner’s Linebacker’s coach. I snagged the shorts I posted before plus two of the Game jerseys!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    I gave the jerseys to friends who still play, but they were gorgeous.

    This year’s outing is next Thursday, hopefully I’ll snag some cool stuff!

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess

  • Chris | May 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”272964″][quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I remember visting my brother when he was going to schol at Illinois, and we saw Frank Williams wearing his McDonald’s All American jersey in line at Jimmy John’s. I just remembered thinking that since he wasn’t about to make it on an NBA roster any time soon, that thing ought to be under glass on his wall.[/quote]

    At Duke, whenever the basketball players aren’t wearing Duke stuff, it’s a pretty good bet they’ll be in their old McDonald’s All American gear too.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”272995″][quote comment=”272991″]More on the Syracuse Lacrosse giant numbers we were discussing the other day.

    Someone brought up that their white numbers appear bigger because there is no border color and it appears to be true.

    Their navy numbers did have a border color and appeared to be smaller (although still ridiculously large).

    With Border

    Without Border[/quote]

    The other day, I mentioned how much I disliked those all-orange Ginormous numbered unis!

    No piping, nothing!

    As opposed to the Semi-Final, their all-whites in the championship game were great! There was contrast, there was shape provided by piping!

    Eastbay sells replica Lax gear for the major Nike schools. I love the UVA and Syracuse shorts, but I would love to get my hands on the whites.

    http://a712.g.akamai...
    http://a712.g.akamai...
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    Last year at Wagner’s Alumni football Golf outing, they raffled off ‘Cuse Lax gear because Dan Conley, the great ‘Cuse LB, is Wagner’s Linebacker’s coach. I snagged the shorts I posted before plus two of the Game jerseys!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    I gave the jerseys to friends who still play, but they were gorgeous.

    This year’s outing is next Thursday, hopefully I’ll snag some cool stuff![/quote]

  • Pat Lagreid | May 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    Here’s a photo I got of Varitek in the camo gear last night against the Mariners.

    Enjoy –

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”272991″]More on the Syracuse Lacrosse giant numbers we were discussing the other day.

    Someone brought up that their white numbers appear bigger because there is no border color and it appears to be true.

    Their navy numbers did have a border color and appeared to be smaller (although still ridiculously large).

    With Border

    Without Border[/quote]

    I’m still thinking they are same size (including border), just that orange jerseys actually have white border on white number. If look closely can almost see the white border on the white number. Plus, vertical center of 10 looks to be same width as vertical center of 6 and/or 2.

    Makes the numbers on orange look whopping big, though, that’s for sure.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    This is a re-post from Saturday, but I found it quite interesting:

    The three Nike schools in the Lax Final Four:
    UVA, Cuse, and Hopkins are all wearing the same cleats which seem to be cleated versions of the Nike Huarache Trainer 2K7.

    The fourth school, Duke, is outfitted by Nike in almost all other sports except Lax, where the traditional Lax company Warrior, makes their uniforms and supplies them cleats.

    However, at least half of the Dookies are wearing a darker blue version of those Nike Huarache Trainer 2K7’s, their star player Matt Danowski included.

    Interestingly enough, last year, when the Duke team was reinstated, they wore Warrior uniforms with New Balance cleats, except for their star, and coincidentally the son of the head coach John Danowski. He instead wore a cleated pair of the Nike Zoom Vick IV, Michael Vick’s signature shoe!

    My sister worked as an Academic Advisor in the athletic department at Duke last year so naturally, when I saw Danowski spurning NB, I asked her about it.

    She then asked assistant coach Kevin Caccese, who relayed it to Danowski, (Name-dropping anyone?)

    Turns out, he HATED the NB and loved the Vicks.
    Caccese told my sister that Danowski was AMAZED that someone would notice that. To this my sister replied, “Oh, you have NO idea, Apparently, there are others just like my brother!!!”

  • Walaitis | May 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]

    Around these parts, I don’t think interest in a sport matters as long as uniforms are involved. I bet if cup stacking used uniforms, there never would have been a question as to whether or not it was a sport!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]
    If you didn’t go to high school or college anywhere from Massachusetts south to North Carolina on the eastern seaboard (or in Canada), lax is an afterthought. I went to high school on LI, and lacrosse was the spring sport of choice for basically 99% of the guys who played football in the fall. Cool game – tried out for goalie (once) – one shot to the groinal area on a two-hopper (with topspin) ended that experiment.

  • Jim W | May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    The patches are an unfortunate part of the modern era. Yes, the Wings’ “C” and “A” were moved to the right side due to the RBK crappy jersey but they used to do this back in the day. Of course, back in the day, there were no Stanley Cup patches.

    Anyway, my hometown Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League had “10 year” patches this year which can be seen here:

    http://www.kootenayi...

    The jerseys are not great and they looked especially bad this year with all the patches. I was wondering what they would do if they made it to the Memorial Cup this year (i.e. where would they put THAT patch?)

    http://images.tsn.ca...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote]He instead wore a cleated pair of the Nike Zoom Vick IV, Michael Vick’s signature shoe[/quote]

    Dante Bichette dook is one of my most hated baseball players colleges ever. It’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.

  • Jeff I. | May 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]
    I was shocked at the turnout at Gillette Stadium yesterday.

    I’m from Mass. and had never even seen a lacrosse game until I went to college (Hofstra). They set an NCAA attendance record yesterday.

    In Mass. it was usually only played on Cape Cod and in the Western part but it’s really grown by leaps and bounds.

    Awesome sport, no doubt.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”273002″]This is a re-post from Saturday, but I found it quite interesting:

    The three Nike schools in the Lax Final Four:
    UVA, Cuse, and Hopkins are all wearing the same cleats which seem to be cleated versions of the Nike Huarache Trainer 2K7.

    The fourth school, Duke, is outfitted by Nike in almost all other sports except Lax, where the traditional Lax company Warrior, makes their uniforms and supplies them cleats.

    However, at least half of the Dookies are wearing a darker blue version of those Nike Huarache Trainer 2K7’s, their star player Matt Danowski included.

    Interestingly enough, last year, when the Duke team was reinstated, they wore Warrior uniforms with New Balance cleats, except for their star, and coincidentally the son of the head coach John Danowski. He instead wore a cleated pair of the Nike Zoom Vick IV, Michael Vick’s signature shoe!

    My sister worked as an Academic Advisor in the athletic department at Duke last year so naturally, when I saw Danowski spurning NB, I asked her about it.

    She then asked assistant coach Kevin Caccese, who relayed it to Danowski, (Name-dropping anyone?)

    Turns out, he HATED the NB and loved the Vicks.
    Caccese told my sister that Danowski was AMAZED that someone would notice that. To this my sister replied, “Oh, you have NO idea, Apparently, there are others just like my brother!!!”[/quote]

    Here are the cleats in question: The Nike Huarache Trainer 2K7.

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

    http://images.pictop...

    A friend of mine from NT helped to solve this mystery today!

    From the Spring 09 Lacrosse Catalog on niketeam.com Offer Date 10/1

  • Justin | May 27, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=\”272933\”][quote comment=\”272917\”]check this out:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    here…good for your lawn

    [quote comment=\”272912\”][quote comment=\”272909\”]Dante Bichette is one of my most hated baseball players ever. It\’s good to have one more legit reason to feel that way.[/quote]

    So now his personal opinion of dislike stirrups is a \”legit\” reason to hate someone more?[/quote]

    absolutely…and im glad someone feels likewise on bishitte[/quote]

    You don\’t have to like Dante. I don\’t, he was awful as a member of the Red Sox. (Although I do believe he revived his career of sorts last year as a little league coach. I believe the New England representative to the Little League world Series was coached by Bichette and Mike Stanley.) But let the guy dislike stirrups if he wants.

    I like stirrups, personally, but I\’m not sure if the rest of you know that its ok to have an opinion other than Paul\’s.

  • Justin | May 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”272937″]Loyce is Coco Crisp’s middle name. He was born Covelli Loyce Crisp, but actually had his first name legally changed to Coco this April. So now is is officially Coco Loyce Crisp.[/quote]

    Even so, I think the “Loyce” on his glove is in reference to his father.

  • Walaitis | May 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”273010″][quote comment=”272937″]Loyce is Coco Crisp’s middle name. He was born Covelli Loyce Crisp, but actually had his first name legally changed to Coco this April. So now is is officially Coco Loyce Crisp.[/quote]

    Even so, I think the “Loyce” on his glove is in reference to his father.[/quote]

    I’d be MUCH more amused by this whole thing if he’d just put “Kellogg” on his glove.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote]I like stirrups, personally, but I\’m not sure if the rest of you know that its ok to have an opinion other than Paul\’s.[/quote]

    i think the rest of us know that, but thanks for checking

    there are a few things on which i agree with paul close to 100%, but stirrups are one of them…at least on the ‘proper’ (this is a term of opinion, however, not fact) way to wear them…i think it’s due to the fact that paul & i are very close in age and as such we grew up at a time when stirrups were worn, for the most part, only one way…and that is the way paul (except for today’s photo) wears them, the way i wore them back in the mid-1970’s-early 1980’s when i played (and would if i still played)…

  • Jeff I. | May 27, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    More Lax Championship stuff…

    Hopkins wore white shorts with blue tops in the semis

    but went all blue in the finals

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]

    Seems like where I live, Rcokford,IL, that lacross is non-existant. Even in the rich Chicago suburbs I don’t think I’ve even seen a game, although I’m sure some of the Catholic schools play, they’ve got money to play everything. So maybe your “rich kids'” sport might not be far off. But, I know hockey isn’t here, plenty of kids play little league hockey, although we do only have one high school team, for the whole conference, kinda lame.

  • Roger Faso | May 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”273000″]Here’s a photo I got of Varitek in the camo gear last night against the Mariners.

    Enjoy -[/quote]

    That is the exact opposite of Munson’s equipment. You can’t see his chest or his shins. It’s like they’ve been rendered invisible.

  • Pat Lagreid | May 27, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    You can now buy the Jason Varitek camo catcher’s gear.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”273014″][quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]

    Seems like where I live, Rcokford,IL, that lacross is non-existant. Even in the rich Chicago suburbs I don’t think I’ve even seen a game, although I’m sure some of the Catholic schools play, they’ve got money to play everything. So maybe your “rich kids'” sport might not be far off. But, I know hockey isn’t here, plenty of kids play little league hockey, although we do only have one high school team, for the whole conference, kinda lame.[/quote]

    yeah…ducks…let me kind of qualify that “rich kids” statement, as it might be interpreted as “code”…if you know what i mean

    it’s not a “rich kids” sport per se, just as tennis and golf aren’t per se…it’s just that equipment and access to the sport aren’t cheap either…the whole ‘atmosphere’ surrounding the sport isn’t necessarily conducive to ‘pick up games’ and such…and all the guys i was friends with who played the sport didn’t just do it casually, as one might play baseball in the local lots…they went to lax camps and shit and had what might even be construed as lessons (not the right term, but for lack of a better word)…for the summer…they didn’t necessarily have summer jobs in the way most (or all) of us did

    but all the high schools on LI, rich and poor, play the sport (as most of the local schools do with puck)…so it’s a regional thing as much as a lifestyle thing

  • Hammer | May 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    Here’s a few pro sports tv opens from the 1970’s …
    some with Uni interest, of course:

    NFL CBS 1970 … with the last CBS appearance of one F. Gifford:
    http://www.youtube.c

    NFL/AFC on NBC 1973:
    http://www.youtube.c

    Hey, If you look closely at the NBC clip I think you see the cleats that Paul has on. HAHA

    We need to take up a collection and buy him cleats that aren’t soccer cleats.

  • smitty | May 27, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    did you notice Varitek was wearing the old “chocolate chip” style desert camo? US troops got rid of that years ago. Who currently wears it: the Iraqi army. Nice work Boston.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”273018″]If you look closely at the NBC clip I think you see the cleats that Paul has on. HAHA

    We need to take up a collection and buy him cleats that aren’t soccer cleats.[/quote]

    so…the NFL in the 1970’s had players wearing soccer boots? or were they simply adidas cleats (which many wore)…

    and if paul is happy wearing his copa’s…so shall it be

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote]Meanwhile, please join me in wishing feliz cumpleaños to Uni Watch bench coach and birthday boy Bryan Redesmke, who turns — actually, I’m not sure how old he turns today, but I’m very sure I couldn’t run this site without him. Enjoy your day, Bry — hope you get everything you wish for when you blow out the candles.[/quote]

    holy shit…sorry i missed this…that’s what happens when mr. lukas runs it underneath the 9th anniversary of his VV column announcement…i damn near missed it

    happy b-day bryan!

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”273017″][quote comment=”273014″][quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]

    Seems like where I live, Rcokford,IL, that lacross is non-existant. Even in the rich Chicago suburbs I don’t think I’ve even seen a game, although I’m sure some of the Catholic schools play, they’ve got money to play everything. So maybe your “rich kids'” sport might not be far off. But, I know hockey isn’t here, plenty of kids play little league hockey, although we do only have one high school team, for the whole conference, kinda lame.[/quote]

    yeah…ducks…let me kind of qualify that “rich kids” statement, as it might be interpreted as “code”…if you know what i mean

    it’s not a “rich kids” sport per se, just as tennis and golf aren’t per se…it’s just that equipment and access to the sport aren’t cheap either…the whole ‘atmosphere’ surrounding the sport isn’t necessarily conducive to ‘pick up games’ and such…and all the guys i was friends with who played the sport didn’t just do it casually, as one might play baseball in the local lots…they went to lax camps and shit and had what might even be construed as lessons (not the right term, but for lack of a better word)…for the summer…they didn’t necessarily have summer jobs in the way most (or all) of us did

    but all the high schools on LI, rich and poor, play the sport (as most of the local schools do with puck)…so it’s a regional thing as much as a lifestyle thing[/quote]

    Oh, I’m reading you loud and clear. And I’d agree that certain sports tend to be played by certain demographics, I’d agree completly with your tennis and goolf examples.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    I’m assuming I’m a day late, and a dollar short with this one since it’s on deadspin already, but I figured I’d post anyway. AKA, it’s slow at work.

    http://deadspin.com/...

  • Kerry P | May 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”273007″][quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]
    I was shocked at the turnout at Gillette Stadium yesterday.

    I’m from Mass. and had never even seen a lacrosse game until I went to college (Hofstra). They set an NCAA attendance record yesterday.

    In Mass. it was usually only played on Cape Cod and in the Western part but it’s really grown by leaps and bounds.

    Awesome sport, no doubt.[/quote]
    Down here in the deep south (Louisiana), most people don’t even know what the sport is called. But I definitely enjoy watching the game. It’s pretty intense and can feature some incredibly physical play. Sadly, the only time I really get to watch it is the NCAA final 4 on ESPN every year.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    Lacrosse growing incredibly fast here in Minnesota. Began as a club sport and in the past few years became a varsity high school “letter” sport for both boys and girls.

  • Jeff I. | May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273024″][quote comment=”273007″][quote comment=”272997″][quote comment=”272996″]Call me crazy, but I had no idea this many people actually watched, or hell, even played lacross. Don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing it, it’s just weird to me.[/quote]

    lax is HUGE in the northeast and the virginia/carolina area…esp. on lon gisland…still somewhat of a rich kids’ sport (like puck is, i guess, in some areas of the country)…since all my buds played, i have watched more lax than i care to remember, even though i never cared for it all that much…meh…to each his/her own i guess[/quote]
    I was shocked at the turnout at Gillette Stadium yesterday.

    I’m from Mass. and had never even seen a lacrosse game until I went to college (Hofstra). They set an NCAA attendance record yesterday.

    In Mass. it was usually only played on Cape Cod and in the Western part but it’s really grown by leaps and bounds.

    Awesome sport, no doubt.[/quote]
    Down here in the deep south (Louisiana), most people don’t even know what the sport is called. But I definitely enjoy watching the game. It’s pretty intense and can feature some incredibly physical play. Sadly, the only time I really get to watch it is the NCAA final 4 on ESPN every year.[/quote]

    We actually met some nice folks from Alabama who said the sport is really growing.

  • Dan King | May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    hell, in ohio we’re still working on hockey for high schools. i’d agree with lax and hockey being seen as “rich” sports just b/c how much equipment costs, but then again soccer is the same way with the camps during the summer and crap like that. but almost all sports here have camps that it takes a lot of money to attend.

  • =bg= | May 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”272914″][quote comment=”272908″]Here’s a few pro sports tv opens from the 1970’s …
    some with Uni interest, of course:

    NFL CBS 1970 … with the last CBS appearance of one F. Gifford:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    NFL/AFC on NBC 1973:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    NBC’s NFL ’73 opener was the best theme ever! They used that well into the early 80’s if I recall.

    By the way, who were the Dolphin players suiting up during the opening montage? I recognized only Manny Fernandez and Bob Kuchenburg.[/quote]

    That NBC one (which I don’t recall) sounds like ay of the Barnaby Jones-Mannix-Cannon-private shows, doesn’t it? Imagine James Garner plasting thru a parking garage with that in the bg.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”273027″]hell, in ohio we’re still working on hockey for high schools. i’d agree with lax and hockey being seen as “rich” sports just b/c how much equipment costs, but then again soccer is the same way with the camps during the summer and crap like that. but almost all sports here have camps that it takes a lot of money to attend.[/quote]

    I’m gonn have to disagree with soccer getting grouped in there. The main reason people cite all the time of why soccer is so huge world-wide is because of how cheap it is. All you need is a ball and some friends. Granted the camps will help you out if you’re looking for career though.

  • Clint Fransen | May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    Cubs will play Wrigley Field’s first throwback game, June 12 vs. the Atlanta Braves! The Cubs will take the field in replica 1948 uniforms while the Braves will take part by wearing uniforms resembling those of the 1948 Boston Braves. Linky: http://chicago.cubs....

  • Marty Met | May 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”273027″]hell, in ohio we’re still working on hockey for high schools. i’d agree with lax and hockey being seen as “rich” sports just b/c how much equipment costs, but then again soccer is the same way with the camps during the summer and crap like that. but almost all sports here have camps that it takes a lot of money to attend.[/quote]

    Lacrosse does not cost a lot equipment wise. Stick, A helmet and shoes basically. Baseball is far more expensive, aluminum bat, glove, helmet, shoes, etc.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”273031″][quote comment=”273027″]hell, in ohio we’re still working on hockey for high schools. i’d agree with lax and hockey being seen as “rich” sports just b/c how much equipment costs, but then again soccer is the same way with the camps during the summer and crap like that. but almost all sports here have camps that it takes a lot of money to attend.[/quote]

    Lacrosse does not cost a lot equipment wise. Stick, A helmet and shoes basically. Baseball is far more expensive, aluminum bat, glove, helmet, shoes, etc.[/quote]

    sure it does…you need your OWN gloves, helmet, stick (and they can run upwards of a grand, for the top notch stuff), cleats, etc…with baseball, you can share a bat or even a glove…and how many people have their own helmet unless they’re hardcore?

    depending upon your level of involvement, have you ever heard of a pick up lax game? cuz, i haven’t…but we used to get like 4-6 guys for some pick up b-ball (or more likely stick if we couldn’t get 4+)…

  • KT | May 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”272950″][quote comment=”272949″][quote comment=”272947″]i saw dallas sartz (former usc linebacker, drafted last year by the redskins) wearing his combine sweatshirt riding his bike to class last year in LA. it seemed funny to me, but apparently some players do wear their combine gear after the combine.[/quote]

    I didn’t see it, but I was told that a friend once spotted a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (award for the best high school player in the state – lots of states do it) wearing his coveted #1 jersey while changing the oil in his car in the driveway.

    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball gets to wear #1 in the two-game all-star series against the Kentucky All-Stars during the summer. You’d think you’d frame the jersey and put it in your house or something. But, no, not this guy. He just wore it around.[/quote]

    I bet it was this guy:
    http://i1.ebayimg.co...

    It was not that guy. That guy, despite being a young man from a very small town in Indiana, is neither a moron nor ignorant of his place in the history of the game in the state. He understands how it all fits together and the importance of the game to his native state.

    I didn’t say the name because I didn’t think anyone would recognize it.

  • Walaitis | May 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”273030″]Cubs will play Wrigley Field’s first throwback game, June 12 vs. the Atlanta Braves! The Cubs will take the field in replica 1948 uniforms while the Braves will take part by wearing uniforms resembling those of the 1948 Boston Braves. Linky: http://chicago.cubs....

    Cool! A Cubs game! Broadcast on WGN! How original!

    (no, I’m not bitter, why do you ask?)

  • KT | May 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”273030″]Cubs will play Wrigley Field’s first throwback game, June 12 vs. the Atlanta Braves! The Cubs will take the field in replica 1948 uniforms while the Braves will take part by wearing uniforms resembling those of the 1948 Boston Braves. Linky: http://chicago.cubs....

    “WGN-TV will participate by presenting a special broadcast of the game to commemorate their 60th anniversary and the first throwback game in Cubs history.”

    It would be nice if they instructed Kasper and Brenly to play along by not talking so freaking much during the broadcast.

    Cubs’ 1948 unis: http://exhibits.base...

    Braves’ 1948 unis:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Except for the Indian head on the sleeves, the B on the caps and the stirrups (obviously), the Braves’ uniforms aren’t that dissimilar.

    I wonder how many players will go with stirrups and if players like Derrek Lee will play in long pants. My guess would be “not many” and “no.”

    This will give the Cubs another avenue for milking their fanbase for even more money enhancing revenue streams by selling 1948 throwbacks.

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    Forget Lacrosse…Happy Birthday, Bryan!

    Cryblack is still one of my favorites followed only by your Schedule of MLB events!

  • Ricko | May 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”273030″]Cubs will play Wrigley Field’s first throwback game, June 12 vs. the Atlanta Braves! The Cubs will take the field in replica 1948 uniforms while the Braves will take part by wearing uniforms resembling those of the 1948 Boston Braves. Linky: http://chicago.cubs....

    Cubs and Braves basically both wore those uniforms well into the 50s–Cubs through ’56; Braves through most of years in Milwaukee (except for letter on hat, of course)–so the teams essentially have worn these throwbacks before. For Cubs has been only road version, of course.

    Nice that it’s at Wrigley, but won’t be much that “Turn Back The Clockwatchers” haven’t already seen.

    I remember Cubs’ Mike Morris doing double-windmill windup for first pitch. Think it was in Pittsburgh.

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”273025″]Lacrosse growing incredibly fast here in Minnesota. Began as a club sport and in the past few years became a varsity high school “letter” sport for both boys and girls.[/quote]

    Back to Lacrosse:

    Here is a vid of the 2004 Final and the cool unis and logos used by ‘Cuse:

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

    The spread of Lacrosse has moved gradually. The appearance of Notre Dame in the 2001 Final Four was a milestone becuase no team West of the Mississippi had ever advanced that far!

    Only 13 different schools have won the NCAA title in the sport!

    There are however, club teams out west at schools like Cal and Oregon!

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm |

    Here’s a vid on the 1998 National Championship, the last one that my father and I attended at Rutgers.

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

    Princeton beat up on Maryland, who wore INCREDIBLE unis. Their number fonts matched those on the football and basketball unis, and the piping on the jerseys and shorts were the yellow and black braided materials incorporating the colors of Maryland’s state flag.

    Princeton…I love the colors…but their unis were made by the Vector!

    I did run into the Princeton basketball star Gabe Lewellis who made the biggest shot in Princeton History two years earlier against UCLA.

    http://youtube.com/w...

  • Bryan Redemske | May 27, 2008 at 6:49 pm |

    Thanks for the birthday greetings, gents. I’m going to get back to my beer and BBQ now.

    Oh — and I’m 31 today.

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”273041″]Thanks for the birthday greetings, gents. I’m going to get back to my beer and BBQ now.

    Oh — and I’m 31 today.[/quote]

    That is why I love your sense of humor…we were both est. 1977

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273040″]Here’s a vid on the 1998 National Championship, the last one that my father and I attended at Rutgers.

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

    Princeton beat up on Maryland, who wore INCREDIBLE unis. Their number fonts matched those on the football and basketball unis, and the piping on the jerseys and shorts were the yellow and black braided materials incorporating the colors of Maryland’s state flag.

    Princeton…I love the colors…but their unis were made by the Vector!

    I did run into the Princeton basketball star Gabe Lewellis who made the biggest shot in Princeton History two years earlier against UCLA.

    http://youtube.com/w...

    Sorry, here’s the link to 98 and Maryland:
    http://youtube.com/w...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote]I’m 31 today.[/quote]

    now get off my lawn

  • Benjamin Bonnet | May 27, 2008 at 8:26 pm |

    I am really not a Santana fanatic (just a Met fanatic) but it looks like he is having the same flap problem with his cool base jersey as well. I guess we are going to be seeing a lot more of this. I guess he isn’t that unflappable after all.

  • Ralph Bryant | May 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    Dante Bichette. Pet peeves are ties, stirrups, and ballgames away from the elevated confines of Denver, Colorado.

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”273046″]Dante Bichette. Pet peeves are ties, stirrups, and ballgames away from the elevated confines of Denver, Colorado.[/quote]

    When the Rockies are away from Coors is when Bichette really hits the fan! Sorry…I couldn’t resist the urge!

  • brian | May 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    Paul,

    I dont know if anyone is watching the Indians vs. White Sox game….but both teams are wearing their dark jerseys which makes things really confusing. The indians are in their blue unis with white pants and the white sox are in there black unis with grey pants.

  • S. Bennett | May 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm |

    Paul,

    I’m more of a “Kiwi cream” man myself, but we’ll try this with baby steps:

    http://www.sz-wholes...

  • gopherboy | May 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm |

    Berman mentioned on the broadcast tonight that the Dodgers shortstop Hu is the first player in major league history with a two letter last name. I somehow doubt this.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”273050″]Berman mentioned on the broadcast tonight that the Dodgers shortstop Hu is the first player in major league history with a two letter last name. I somehow doubt this.[/quote]

    take it FWIW, but wiki seems to confirm this:

    Hu is the fifth MLB player and the first MLB infielder from Taiwan. He has the shortest last name for a player in Major League history.

  • CJ | May 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”273025″]The spread of Lacrosse has moved gradually. The appearance of Notre Dame in the 2001 Final Four was a milestone becuase no team West of the Mississippi had ever advanced that far![/quote] You might want to check your geography. South Bend, Indiana is east of the Mississippi River.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”273052″][quote comment=”273025″]The spread of Lacrosse has moved gradually. The appearance of Notre Dame in the 2001 Final Four was a milestone becuase no team West of the Mississippi had ever advanced that far![/quote] You might want to check your geography. South Bend, Indiana is east of the Mississippi River.[/quote]

    don’t be too hard on matt, he’s only a teacher

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | May 27, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    Lacrosse is cheap compared to hockey. There is a lot more equipment required for hockey and it is a lot more expensive. An average pair of hockey skates alone is $400. Skate sharpening every 2-4 weeks is another $5-$10 a pop. Hockey sticks break all the time, even the $200 composite ones. The main expense when it comes to hockey, though, is the price of renting the ice. Ice rental costs anywhere from $150 an hour to $500 an hour. The lack of arenas in some parts of the country requires significant travel due to lack of competition.

    Hockey is much cheaper if you live in northern New York/Vermont/Maine/Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota/Dakotas than any other warm weather states that have limited facilities.

    The reason why there are no pickup games is due to the need for goals. Football, baseball, and pickup soccer don’t need a physical goal. Basketball hoops are everywhere. Lacrosse goals are not because they are hard to maintain.

  • MPowers16 | May 27, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”273052″][quote comment=”273025″]The spread of Lacrosse has moved gradually. The appearance of Notre Dame in the 2001 Final Four was a milestone becuase no team West of the Mississippi had ever advanced that far![/quote] You might want to check your geography. South Bend, Indiana is east of the Mississippi River.[/quote]

    As soon as I typed that, I questioned the geographic feasibility…damn wiki!

    However, it is the westernmost school to advance to the final four!

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2008 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”273048″]Paul,

    I dont know if anyone is watching the Indians vs. White Sox game….but both teams are wearing their dark jerseys which makes things really confusing. The indians are in their blue unis with white pants and the white sox are in there black unis with grey pants.[/quote]

    nice catch

    isn’t there some rule (written or unwritten at least) against 2 dark (as in black/blue) jerseys?

  • McGivern | May 27, 2008 at 10:17 pm |

    Jimmy Gobble is pitching against the Twins right now and his turtleneck is on backwards. And boy does he look rediculous

  • =bg= | May 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    If you want bad unis, check Nadal today at the French Open. Lime green tank top with gray clam digger pants. This is embarrassing- what a shabby, cheap look. It’s better suited for a playground in Venice, CA.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Playing in the stadium once used by Rene’ Lacoste.

  • Patrick | May 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    It’s not Uni Watch, it’s Uni Crotch!

    http://farm3.static....

  • Jim W | May 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”273056″][quote comment=”273048″]Paul,

    I dont know if anyone is watching the Indians vs. White Sox game….but both teams are wearing their dark jerseys which makes things really confusing. The indians are in their blue unis with white pants and the white sox are in there black unis with grey pants.[/quote]

    nice catch

    isn’t there some rule (written or unwritten at least) against 2 dark (as in black/blue) jerseys?[/quote]

    I thought so too Phil – the Jays and Royals di the same thing over the weekend so I’m thinkin’ no.

  • klay | May 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    does anyone ever notice that while the men in lax where shoulder pads and helmets and the like, the women just where goggles???? whats up with that???

    google it…quite interesitng

  • Jordan Pope | May 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=\”273025\”]Lacrosse growing incredibly fast here in Minnesota. Began as a club sport and in the past few years became a varsity high school \”letter\” sport for both boys and girls.[/quote]

    WA has a while to go.
    There are like 4 teams east of the Cascades.
    My high school football coach is thinking about starting a team so some of the football players can still hit some people in spring

  • Jim W | May 27, 2008 at 11:19 pm |

    A pic of the offending Jays/Royals here:

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

  • =bg= | May 27, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”273059″]It’s not Uni Watch, it’s Uni Crotch!

    http://farm3.static....

    (gasp) -Mr Lukas, a little discretion if you PLEASE.

  • GoTerriers | May 27, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”273061″]does anyone ever notice that while the men in lax where shoulder pads and helmets and the like, the women just where goggles???? whats up with that???

    google it…quite interesitng[/quote]
    Pretty sure that Women’s Lax is non-contact (though they DEFINITELY want to protect their eyes) while Men’s Lax is decidedly a CONTACT SPORT!

  • Priest | May 28, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    I know its late so not many people will see this (I’ll repost in tomorrows thread if no one sees it) but the link to the story behind the Elephant on Oaklands uniforms in the FAQ is dead. I was trying to find it for my aunt who asked me tonight. If anyone can give a good link I would very much appreciate it.

  • Mike Engle | May 28, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”273064″][quote comment=”273059″]It’s not Uni Watch, it’s Uni Crotch!

    http://farm3.static....

    (gasp) -Mr Lukas, a little discretion if you PLEASE.[/quote]
    No gray sweats for you? Might have looked better…

  • Mike | May 28, 2008 at 12:46 am |

    Its late and I’ve never posted before so hopefully I do this picture link correctly. I was at the Mets game Tuesday night and saw Luis Castillo stretching in the outfield. The Mets were wearing their blue hats/undershirts/socks… yet Luis Castillo is there with black socks on.

    Photos:

    http://i34.photobuck...

    http://i34.photobuck...

    He pulled the legs down before the game started though.

  • Brendan | May 28, 2008 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”272934″]The Tampa Bay flag in the Yankee Stadium picture is the green model used in previous years not a new flag with the updated color scheme. A new flag must not have made the budget cuts while building a billion dollar stadium.[/quote]

    No one will read this, but a good 60% of the flags at AT&T Park in San Francisco are either the completely wrong colors or terrible choices for the team shown. For example, Washington is orange with white letters and St. Louis is a white flag with red letters.

  • Silver Duke | May 28, 2008 at 1:19 am |

    [quote comment=”272911″]As previously state, Coco Crisp’s real name is Covelli. Loyce may be his middle name as well, but I think this is a reference to to his father, who’s name is Loyce. [/quote]

    Wow, so the name on Coco’s glove is a tribute to his dad? That’s really cool. Wonder if anybody else has his glove embroidered with something other than his own name?

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 1:42 am |

    [quote comment=”273065″]Pretty sure that Women’s Lax is non-contact (though they DEFINITELY want to protect their eyes) while Men’s Lax is decidedly a CONTACT SPORT![/quote]

    Supposedly it is officially ‘non-contact,’ though that didn’t stop Tony Kornheiser from going on last Thursday about how it’s such a rough-and-tumble sport, yet women’s college soccer is “dainty.”

    Which is, of course, complete and utter bollocks.

    Meanwhile, to no one’s surprise, speaking of Hu of the Dodgers…Kasper and Brenly missed the golden opportunity, with Hu pinch-running on Monday, to say “Hu’s on first.”

    /be here all week

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 1:57 am |

    [quote comment=”273069″]No one will read this, but a good 60% of the flags at AT&T Park in San Francisco are either the completely wrong colors or terrible choices for the team shown. For example, Washington is orange with white letters and St. Louis is a white flag with red letters.[/quote]

    st. louis usually waits till august to wave that flag

  • Benjamin Bonnet | May 28, 2008 at 5:36 am |

    It looks like Hanley Ramirez’s logo on his cap is slightly to his left(our right). It also looks like David Wright got a new brighter lucky orange shirt.

  • James Craven | May 28, 2008 at 7:16 am |

    [quote comment=”273044″][quote]“I’m 31 today.”[/quote]

    “Now get off my lawn.”[/quote]

    DAMN IT PHIL!

    It’s his birthday (well, at the time it was.) Just let him stand for the day!

  • Lex | May 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    Hahha, you look like the biggest tool ever with those god awfull stirrups[thanks god no pro wears them with BLACK pants, a obama T and soccer cleats]

  • Kevin | May 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    I would’ve totally guessed those to be hockey socks rather than baseball stirrups.