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And in Other News, Chipper Still Hitting .400

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I don’t know how many Atlanta Braves fans have ever heard of Uni Watch. But the Atlanta audience got a condensed version of Uni Watch 101 on Monday, courtesy of Braves announcers Jon Scambi and Joe Simpson, who engaged in a bit of uni-related chatter during the bottom of the 9th. They began by discussing the Diamondbacks’ color scheme:

Jon Scambi: Remember when they were a purple-based team? Used to wear those Sunday purple tops, and it was like they were on an Easter egg hunt, or honoring Barney.

Joe Simpson: Yeah, they went with that turquoise-looking thing. With the squashbuckle-lookiing, uh, outfits. [I played this back several times, and yes, he definitely said, “squashbuckle.” — PL] Somehow Matt Williams, Jay Bell, that just didn’t fit with their days of wearing a lot of black with the Giants and Pirates.

Scambi: But it is — as much as lavender doesn’t strike the fear of god into your opponent, changing your color scheme for a franchise is not something you see very often.

Simpson: No, it’s not. But I’m so opposed to all these teams that never before had black in their color schemes suddenly wearing black jerseys and hats. The Mets, especially. That black and blue thing they wear, that’s like a big bruise.

Scambi: No, I’m with you, and you see it in college sports as well.

Simpson: Kansas City Royals broke out some black stuff. They’re not black! And two teams in the American League West — Texas and Anaheim — those two teams never could figure out what color they were.

Sciambi: Your Oklahoma Sooners have rocked some black baseball jerseys recently, haven’t they?

Simpson: Last year, for the Big 12 Tournament. That did not go over well.

Sciambi: I don’t know if you’re aware, but Oklahoma State, one of their main colors is black.

Simpson: Yeah. Yeah, we kinda knew that. I think the only people who really appreciated those black jerseys at Oklahoma were the people who were getting checks from Nike to wear them.

Sciambi: Yours was lost in the mail?

Simpson: Oh, brother.

Sciambi: You know, we’ve been asking whether the Braves could wear the blue [alternate road jerseys] at home. I’ve been asking, and they said, “Ahh, we’re not sure.” But the one thing that I fogot is, the blue jersey says, “Atlanta.”

Sciambi seemed to be implying that the blue alts wouldn’t be appropriate at home, because the insignia reads “Atlanta” instead of “Braves,” but we’ll never know for sure, because at that point the game’s events took precedence.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Mets’ announcers had a spirited equipment-related discussion last night. It began with this question:

Keith Hernandez: My advantage was growing up in San Francisco. If you ever took BP in those cold, damp afternoons, you had to really make sure you made good contact. And I think that helped me. I never liked gloves because there was always some movement. [Camera shows a 1980s shot of a bare-handed Hernandez.] Look at that — beautiful stance. [Other broadcasters cackle in mock disbelief.] Anyway, the gloves always move…

Ron Darling: Yeah.

Hernandez: … a little bit. And I liked to have — when I grabbed that bat, I wanted that bat — I used pine tar and resin — I wanted that bat in my hand and it didn’t make any — I had control of it. I didn’t want any movement. That’s why I never liked golfing, with the gloves? Hate it. I hate it.

Gary Cohen [restoring some semblance of direct communication]: Why do you think it is now that virtually everyone uses gloves? I mean, there are a few exceptions, Moises Alou being one of them.

Darling: Well, part of it is that they get paid to wear ’em. That’s part of it.

Hernandez: Big contract.

Darling: There’s very few, I mean, uh — Moises Alou doesn’t use batting gloves.

Cohen: Vladimir Guerrero. But there are not many.

Darling: Plus, Gary, I think for this generation of player, I think it’s, y’know, part of the styling, y’know, it’s part of, y’know, looking good.

Hernandez: I think it’s style. Because you’re using aluminum bats when you’re young, so you, you don’t get jammed and get the bees like wood. So why do you need gloves?

Cohen: I don’t know, I’m asking you the question.

Hernandez: I just think it’s style. Style points.

Cohen: I mean, guys use golf gloves to avoid blisters, right?

Darling: Yeah, the blisters are bad. But you do want to, in spring training, whether you use gloves or not, you want to build up those callouses, don’t you Keith, to make those hands tough?

Hernandez: Yeah. I never hit in the off-season, so I’d come in completely, five months without swinging a bat. And no timing. Soft hands. And I’d lose all my callouses. And I’d know coming into spring training that I was going to get blisters. And it’d be a pain in the neck — within the first week of spring training, with BP, I would be putting — I’d have five, six blisters. And, y’know, you have to sit there, you have to put the Tuff Skin on, and, uh — I don’t know if they still have Tuff Skin. [They do. — PL] Band-Aid, and then the adhesive tape over it. Then your hands toughen up and you’re good to go.

Darling: I also remember watching you after games, didn’t you used to take alcohol and rub some of the pine tar off your hands?

Hernandez: Off my hands, and I’d clean my bat. Because you weren’t allowed to have pine tar above the label.

Darling: George Brett knew that.

Cohen: He found that out. [The three men share a self-congratulatory chuckle, impressed by their own knowledge of this highly obscure chapter in MLB history.]

Hernandez: Gregg Jefferies did that. After every game, Gregg Jefferies, he lockered next to me when he came up, and he would clean his bat after every game. I wouldn’t do it till the next day.

And with that we bid a fond adieu to the broadcast both, at least for now.

(Thanks to Josh Williams for alerting me to the Braves sequence.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: Great socks being worn by the Meiji University baseball team (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Also from Jeremy: The NPB All-Star Game logo and uniforms have been unveiled. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: You probably knew the MLB honchos were a bunch of Scrooges, but this really seals it. … Also from yesterday: full-body view of Varitek’s Memorial Day camouflage gear (which is now up for auction). … Chris Markham was at the Colorado Sports Museum at Invesco Field over the weekend and took a snapshot of this AFL ref jersey. … The CFL is changing the look of its officials from this to this. “It’s a very interesting design,” says a reader who prefers to remain anonymous. “First, the use of the two-inch stripe pattern, previously only used by the NFL, AFL, and semi-pro leagues. The CFL has historically used one-inch stripes like everyone else. Second, the black sleeves, which makes them look like they’ve wearing one of Ed Hochuli’s tank tops over a black undershirt. The black pocket on the shirt is in the style of the current NFL bendy-stripes design, and they’ve also added black trim down the legs of the knickers and on the back pocket flap. They’re planning to retain its idiosyncratic hat stylings, with the referee wearing a black hat and the others wearing white (but in the unusual “reversed-black-hat” design unique to Canada). Finally, it’s possible that they may be abandoning stirrup socks (as of last season, they were the only major group of football officials still using them; almost everyone else went one-piece some time ago).” … Awesome sock stylings being exhibited by New Mexico Junior College (with thanks to Rob Montoya). … “I stumbled upon this while bored at work and immediately thought of you,” writes Tim Ring. “It’s a baseball-like game called pesäpallo, which is apparently quite popular in Finland. The uniforms are, well, see for yourself.” … Tyler Kepner reports that Bobby Abreu was wearing Mariano Rivera’s spikes during BP last night (“or at least he had a big 42 on the flap over the shoelaces,” he adds). … Last year I wrote about some of the cool Colt .45s-related content on the Astros Daily blog. But now James Poisso has pointed me toward this page, which is the mother freakin’ lode of Colt .45s material. I don’t know who the webmaster is, but he’s got everything you could want and more: cards, patches, a mosaic, player photos, team portraits, coins, fight songs (a 45 of the .45s!), ticket stubs, parking passes, a recruiting poster, programs, seating charts, media guides, press passes, business cards, letterhead, and more — a lot more. Have fun wasting your whole day on this one. … Good account here of Paulie Malignaggi’s recent ponytail follies. … Jeremy Brahm has found an excellent Australian rules football uniform site, where he’s already uncovered an interesting tidbit: “Remember when the Reds changed their name to the Redlegs during the McCarthy years? Well, St. Kilda Football Club in Australia’s Football League wore black, red, and white stripes before World War I, but those colors matched Germany’s, so the team changed its white to yellow. It was not until 1923 that the team restored white to its color scheme.” … Spring training game last night in Cleveland. … “The New Hampshire Fishercats (ugh, they should be the Primaries!) are wearing special uniforms on June 5th, honoring a Manchester policeman, Michael Briggs, who was shot in the line of duty in 2006,” reports Jeff Richards. “The #83 on the sleeve was his badge number.” … Reprinted from last night’s comments: The Mets wore blue caps and sleeves last night, which means they also should have been wearing blue socks. But Luis Castillo had black socks, at least during pregame stretching. He pulled his pants down to his shoetops once the game started, so it’s kinda moot, but still. … Here’s a new one: Jimmy Gobble was wearing his undershirt backwards on the mound last night (thanks to Dan Merker for the tip). … I’ve frequently run photos of early football players wearing nose protectors. Until now, however, I’d never seen a helmet with a nose protector built in. That image comes from this catalog up for sale on eBay. … Lots of other uniform catalogs currently on eBay — look here, here, and here. … And some interesting patches here and here. … Mike Klug had a very good seat last Thursday at Yankee Stadium and got photo of A-Rod that appears to show a big wad of gum on his thigh. … People who say the Mets kept Willie mainly because there were no good replacements available clearly haven’t seen this photo.

 

171 comments to And in Other News, Chipper Still Hitting .400

  • Derek | May 28, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    Texas and Anaheim wore black jerseys before? Any pictures of this?

  • Peter Wunsch | May 28, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    The three men share a self-congratulatory chuckle, impressed by their own knowledge of this highly obscure chapter in MLB history.]

    The Brett pine tar incident is definitely NOT obscure. It is one of the greatest moments in MLB history. With Brett going ballistic and Netteles clapping his glove on the side thinkign the Yankees won the game.

  • Cosmo | May 28, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    “Remember when the Reds changed their name to the Redlegs during the McCarthy years? Well, St. Kilda Football Club in Australia’s Football League wore black, red, and white stripes before World War I, but those colors matched Germany’s, so the team changed its white to yellow. It was not until 1923 that the team restored white to its color scheme.”

    So they changed their colors from the old German flag scheme to the current German flag scheme (which was adopted in 1919)? I wonder why they didn’t switch back sooner.

  • Dave F. | May 28, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    I don’t think Rodney’s available any longer.

  • Robert | May 28, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    The Rangers and Angels have not worn black jerseys. I suspect that Simpson merely meant that these teams keep changing their colors.

  • Shaftman | May 28, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    [quote comment=”273076″]The three men share a self-congratulatory chuckle, impressed by their own knowledge of this highly obscure chapter in MLB history.]

    The Brett pine tar incident is definitely NOT obscure. It is one of the greatest moments in MLB history. With Brett going ballistic and Netteles clapping his glove on the side thinkign the Yankees won the game.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure that the /sarcasm tag would apply.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    [quote]Darling: I also remember watching you after games, didn’t you used to take alcohol and rub some of the pine tar off your hands?

    Hernandez: only after i’d downed about two fifths of stoli Off my hands, and I’d clean my bat. Because you weren’t allowed to have pine tar above the label.[/quote]

    the hilarity, of course, continued when keith told gregg that he was “rubbing a few hits out of his bats by cleaning them”…i thought joe morgan was in the stands behind the plate (where keith was sent to broadcast last night-i’d like that to be a permanent seat, only sans mike and headphones in the future)

  • Joey Guns | May 28, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273076″]The three men share a self-congratulatory chuckle, impressed by their own knowledge of this highly obscure chapter in MLB history.]

    The Brett pine tar incident is definitely NOT obscure. It is one of the greatest moments in MLB history. With Brett going ballistic and Netteles clapping his glove on the side thinkign the Yankees won the game.[/quote]

    I agree. Who doesn’t remember Brett going ballistic and running out of the dugout?

    http://www.baseball-...

    Some people may forget such facts as Ron Guidry playing CF and Don Mattingly playing 2B when the game resumed 25 days later.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”273076″]The three men share a self-congratulatory chuckle, impressed by their own knowledge of this highly obscure chapter in MLB history.]

    The Brett pine tar incident is definitely NOT obscure. It is one of the greatest moments in MLB history. With Brett going ballistic and Netteles clapping his glove on the side thinkign the Yankees won the game.[/quote]

    Methinks there was a bit of sarcasm inflected!

    A few tidbits regarding today’s ticker:

    1. A-Rod Gumgate: AMAZING seats!
    http://farm4.static....

    2. New Mexico Junior College: Cool stirrups, however a bit of Logo Creep on the back belt loop. And do their colors remind anyone else of the Astros?

    http://www.nmjc.edu/...

    3.Abreu wearing Mo’s cleats earlier against VaTech:

    http://i258.photobuc...

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”273082″]Some people may forget such facts as Ron Guidry playing CF and Don Mattingly playing 2B when the game resumed 25 days later.[/quote]

    or how many times john candalaria beaned you?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”273078″]I don’t think Rodney’s available any longer.[/quote]

    “Then cross him off the list”!

  • Stephen | May 28, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    Very nice to see the SportSouth boys on UniWatch. I love watching the games with Boog and Joe. They also discussed batting gloves earlier in the game (because Orlando Hudson doesn’t fasten his gloves).

    Very cool.

    ~E~

  • Steve | May 28, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    People who say the Mets kept Willie mainly because there were no good replacements available clearly haven’t seen this photo.

    Well considering Rodney’s dead…I’d say they have a point still.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Quick Question:

    In the A-Rod Gum picture, there is a warning on the wall to the right of the fans in the fromt row:

    http://farm4.static....

    Is that solely a safety issue?

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”273088″]Quick Question:

    In the A-Rod Gum picture, there is a warning on the wall to the right of the fans in the fromt row:

    http://farm4.static....

    Is that solely a safety issue?[/quote]

    no…is solely a FUCKING COURTESY issue

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”273089″][quote comment=”273088″]Quick Question:

    In the A-Rod Gum picture, there is a warning on the wall to the right of the fans in the fromt row:

    http://farm4.static....

    Is that solely a safety issue?[/quote]

    no…is solely a FUCKING COURTESY issue[/quote]

    I thought as much, but that’s what QUESTIONS are for! DAMMIT PHIL!

  • Kevin M. | May 28, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”273089″][quote comment=”273088″]Quick Question:

    In the A-Rod Gum picture, there is a warning on the wall to the right of the fans in the fromt row:

    http://farm4.static....

    Is that solely a safety issue?[/quote]

    no…is solely a FUCKING COURTESY issue[/quote]

    I agree because it annoys me to no end to see some asshat talking on his cellphone waving the whole game. I like at the Braves games, if someone does this, they have an usher that comes down and warns the people. I have seen them remove the person on the phone if they continue to do it. The best had to be several weeks ago during a game when a girl was on her phone waiving and a fall ball came at her and she screamed…scared the players I think. ESPN showed it.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 28, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    Count me among the Braves faithful that follows the Uni Watch religiously.

    The Angels can’t pick a dominant color (blue or red), and they can’t pick a place name, either. Los Angeles, California, Anaheim, Los Angeles of Anaheim . . .

  • War Damn Eagle | May 28, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Braves solid blue alt road alt cap with the traditional grey road unis. I think that would look good, even though there is some red trim in the grey uni. Worked in the 60s.

    http://exhibits.base...

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    A bit OT but I was checking the UVA athletics site for news on the Lac Final Four this past weekend and I found some interesting stuff:

    Interesting Wordmark Font on the Baseball jerseys and an unnecessarily embroidered Hoos above the Rawlings logo on the sleeve as well!

    1. http://www.virginias...

    2. http://www.virginias...

    At the UVA fan gear website, they have an interesting pair of lax practice shorts. Not only are there crossed sabres, but they have crossed lax sticks as well. That would be cool for all of the sports!

    1. http://media.musicto...

    These Nike practice shorts have their interesting Lax/Swoosh logo:

    2. http://media.musicto...

  • Morris | May 28, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    Sorry: I’m still a bit skittish after Phil accosted me!

    Baseball pics:
    1. http://www.virginias...
    2. http://www.virginias...

    Lax pics:
    1. http://uvaathletics....
    2. http://uvaathletics....

  • Mark in Shiga | May 28, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Speaking of cell phones being prohibited… anti-spam word: “cell”!

    And I think we all need to do our part in making “squashbuckle” an official word. I imagine he’s talking about the sleeves on this jersey; the Hanshin Tigers had something similar in 1976. (The jersey in that picture has Shinjiro Hiyama’s name in Japanese above the number; this is fan-made and not what they actually had.)

    Here is a great list of D-Backs jerseys, but I think they also had a teal one with gold numbers that isn’t mentioned. Anyone see it?

  • Mark in Shiga | May 28, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Whoops; I seem to not have linked to the D-Backs “squashbuckle” jersey.

    It’s this, or maybe this.

  • James P. | May 28, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Paul, glad you liked the Colt 45s page.

    I actually own this lapel pin: http://thompsonian.i...

  • scott | May 28, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    Two Frontier League teams, the Southern Illinois Miners and the Traverse City Beach Bums, also have completely artificial turf fields. Tacky.

    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.

  • Paxton | May 28, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?

  • Kevin M. | May 28, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”273101″]So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?[/quote]

    Ah the Colt .45’s. I have the pleasure of knowing H.B. ‘Spec’ Richardson who worked with the .45’s and then GM of the Astros. Great guy and hearing his stories of baseball is amazing specailly him talking about trading Joe Morgan to Cincy or getting Vida Blue in San Fran.

  • Kek | May 28, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Johnstown’s Point Stadium, formerly home of the Frontier League’s Steal/Johnnies franchise, recently had fieldturf installed. There is still a lot of amateur baseball played there between AAABA, High School and College ball. I think they still have dirt on the mound and plate but the cutouts are brown colored turf which I think looks so crappy. However, it’s a multi-purpose stadium that’s used for football and soccer in the fall months so I guess it’s better for maintenance. I played HS football on this field when it was natural grass and had the full dirt baseball diamond at one end of the stadium. I think the new set up is much better.

    I’ve never seen a full diamond cutout being done in turf though.

    Regarding cellphones at games, I’ve been telling people I want to stand behind the plate at PNC and smack people when they pull that wave on cell phone crap.

    The other thing that bugs me it what I’ve noticed from hockey. People standing up and waving behind them as the play goes by because the camera will be on them. Just watch the damn game. No one cares that you’re on TV.

  • Jay | May 28, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    Speaking of gloves in sports, here’s a column from my local paper on golf gloves (there’s also a reference to baseball gloves) in the upcoming Memorial Tournament:

    One glove or two, most pros flash the leather

    By Rob Oller
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    All that separates Lucas Glover from making millions and making a fool of himself is onesixteenth of an inch of cabretta leather.
    Make no mistake, golf’s Glover is no lover of golf gloves.
    Place a glove on Glover’s hand and instantly he changes from PGA Tour player into a guy trying to pick up toothpicks while wearing boxing gloves.
    “I can hit a shot, but it doesn’t look very good,” said Glover, one of only a handful of tour pros who prefer to play sans glove. “I’ll throw one on sometimes just to goof around and it’s hilarious. It feels like I’m hitting lefthanded; it’s that foreign.”
    Sixty years ago, Glover and the tour’s other current bare-knucklers, including Fred Couples and Rocco Mediate, would have been the norm. It wasn’t until the 1950s that players began to trade in their blisters for the babysmooth leather gloves that protect their hands as well as tighten their hold on the club.
    “The glove is more for securing my grip. You’re swinging the club at 110 mph so securing the grip is important,” tour veteran Paul Goydos said.
    A good 95 percent of tour players consider a glove a necessity on the tee and fairway, if not so much around the greens, where the majority remove it to putt.
    “I couldn’t hold on to the club if I didn’t wear one, because I sweat so bad,” said Boo Weekley, who in hot weather can go through three gloves per round.
    Mediate, meanwhile, finds the club slippery only if temperatures rise above 100 degrees — in which he simply dries his palms with a towel — or when he hits a ton of balls on the range, which he seldom does because of a chronically achy back.
    “My hands don’t sweat, maybe because I have ice water in my veins,” he said with a wink. “I used a glove for a few weeks when I was 15, then threw it away. I don’t know why I don’t wear one. My first teacher, Jim Ferree, never used one and I wanted to be like him, so I never did, either.”
    Couples conceded that going gloveless poses some challenges, like club slippage because of sweat and rain — “I’ve got issues with all of that,” he said — but he has never considered placing any foreign material between his calluses and the rubber club grip.
    Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, on the other hand — make that on both hands — wouldn’t be caught without his double-glove look. Gainey, who earned his tour card in December after seven tries, never gave up his batting gloves after switching from baseball to golf at age 15. He even putts with two gloves.
    “It’s the way I taught myself and I don’t know no other way,” Gainey said.
    Whether one wears one or two, the simple, original leather golf glove still exists, although mostly with a Velcro instead of elastic closure. But the styles now range from possum skin to kangaroo to gloves that include neodymium magnets.
    But don’t make the mistake of asking the pros what gloves they shop for, because their hand-savers all magically appear for free in lockers before each tournament.
    “We get a dozen in our locker each week,” Tim Petrovic said. “Me? I can wear the same one for a week, depending on the weather.”
    Most pros putt without a glove — Jack Nicklaus is a notable exception — because they think the leather lessens the feel they need on the greens.
    “It adds more padding and I don’t get the full feel,” Weekley said.
    Then there is Lee Janzen, a traitor to the no-glove cause. The two-time U.S. Open champion wore a glove until college, when he won his first tournament barehanded, so to speak. He kept the glove off until two years ago at Pebble Beach, where he shot 65 in the first round.
    “I was hitting a lot of balls, trying to get my new swing change and my hands were having a tough time hitting that many balls and then trying to hold on to the club on the course,” he said.
    The decision to return to a glove wasn’t as difficult as where to keep it.
    “It took me probably six months to figure where to put it,” he said. “I keep my yardage book in my back left pocket, and the front pockets are no good. It was hard to get used to putting something in my back right pocket.”
    A big deal? Apparently so, when millions of dollars are at stake.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul

  • Chris Foley | May 28, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    Hey did you know that Jason Varitek also wore pink trimmed catchers gear on mothers day?

    http://www.all-stars...

  • possum | May 28, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”273086″]Very nice to see the SportSouth boys on UniWatch. I love watching the games with Boog and Joe. They also discussed batting gloves earlier in the game (because Orlando Hudson doesn’t fasten his gloves).

    Very cool.

    ~E~[/quote]
    Agreed, very cool. I flipped over Monday to catch the 9th and heard this live. I don’t know if I’m sold on Sciambi yet (see his insistence to turn the conversation towards NCAA teams), but Joe Simpson is a jewel. They often chat about uniform related things. Simpson is very old school and often hates on the PJ pants and baggy jerseys. Well that’s enough Uniwatching today, I’ve gotta get back to my career in squashbuckling.

  • Michael Romero | May 28, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    Ian Kennedy went full stirrup last night in his start vs Baltimore. Sadly, I can’t find a decent picture of this and I couldn’t grab one off the TV myself…

  • Kek | May 28, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”273106″]Hey did you know that Jason Varitek also wore pink trimmed catchers gear on mothers day?

    http://www.all-stars...
    Oh boy… Here we go….

    (as I brace for an all-day pink-fest post-a-thon!)

  • Ricko | May 28, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”273101″]So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?[/quote]

    Mets: Royal Blue
    Colt .45s: Navy blue

    In ’62, found the Colt .45s games at night way up here in Minnesota on WWL out of New Orleans (870 on AM dial, maybe?), sponsored by Pearl Beer (everybody sing: “Brewed with pure Artesian water, from the country of eleven-hundred springs.”)

    Kinda figured that was Texas version of “from the land of sky blue waters.”

    BTW, I scanned and sent Paul that ’62 TSN clipping indicating the Mets might originally have intended to NOT wear pinstripes at home. It may just have been a screwup in the Mets early front office, but still an intersting clipping.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”273105″]im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul[/quote]

    I’m sure that many of us here are the same in that we obsess over minute details!

    I prep the same way for golf, so much so that that In my incredibly organized bag I have:

    1. 18 Tees in a ziploc bag
    2. 18 Pro V1 balls in the appropriate section
    3. A Wagner Football magnetic ball mark
    4. 4 divot tools, 1 for myself and i each for my playing partners
    5. Suntan lotion and Bug spray in a Ziploc
    6. Oh yeah, and my clubs

    When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS

    I keep in my bag:
    1. My wallet
    2. My phone, on Vibrate
    3. My keys

    And I scrub my clubs after every usage!
    For what I played for those damn things, I treat them like they were my children!

    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.

  • Mike Klug | May 28, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”273083″][quote comment=”273076″]
    1. A-Rod Gumgate: AMAZING seats!
    http://farm4.static....

    I took that A-Rod picture. My grandfather was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s recently, so for his 81st birthday I took him to a Yankees game (he’s from Minneapolis and had never been to NYC) and the HOF in Cooperstown. We got these seats from an old family friend who is a lawyer for the Steinbrenners in Florida. I’ll never have better seats unless I sign with the team.

  • Frank Mercogliano | May 28, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    The Rodney Dangerfield picture was a promotional picture from when the Mets used to do Opening Day II. In 1985, the Vice President George Bush threw out the first pitch on April 9, and then on April 11 they had Dangerfield throw out the first pitch on Opening Day II (courtesy of Keith Hernandez’ book If at First….)

  • Chad | May 28, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    for all the mascot haters out there http://www.maximonli...

  • teamcinnamon | May 28, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    Apologies if this was covered yesterday – but did the Blue Jays actually wear US Flags on the side of their hats while playing at home in Toronto on Memorial Day??

  • Stuby | May 28, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”273110″][quote comment=”273101″]So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?[/quote]

    Mets: Royal Blue
    Colt .45s: Navy blue

    In ’62, found the Colt .45s games at night way up here in Minnesota on WWL out of New Orleans (870 on AM dial, maybe?), sponsored by Pearl Beer (everybody sing: “Brewed with pure Artesian water, from the country of eleven-hundred springs.”)

    Kinda figured that was Texas version of “from the land of sky blue waters.”

    BTW, I scanned and sent Paul that ’62 TSN clipping indicating the Mets might originally have intended to NOT wear pinstripes at home. It may just have been a screwup in the Mets early front office, but still an intersting clipping.[/quote]
    I can’t believe how a franchise can start out having such great uniforms, even with an identity change, and then just go down the wrong path. Sad.

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Maks | May 28, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    I’m deaf and i have no idea what the video is saying. Maybe you’d like this Paul. Looks like old fashioned baseball game. check it out :)

    115 year old game

  • Max | May 28, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote]Here’s a new one: Jimmy Gobble was wearing his undershirt backwards on the mound last night (thanks to Dan Merker for the tip). [/quote]

    I believe that this is incorrect.

    Majestic is making t-shirts with the MLB logo under the neckline on the front of the jersey.

    I have a Reds t-shirt like this.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”273112″][quote comment=”273083″][quote comment=”273076″]
    1. A-Rod Gumgate: AMAZING seats!
    http://farm4.static....

    I took that A-Rod picture. My grandfather was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s recently, so for his 81st birthday I took him to a Yankees game (he’s from Minneapolis and had never been to NYC) and the HOF in Cooperstown. We got these seats from an old family friend who is a lawyer for the Steinbrenners in Florida. I’ll never have better seats unless I sign with the team.[/quote]

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather, but my compliments to you for doing a very noble thing!!!

    I hope you all enjoyed the game, and coming from someone from the suburbs near the stadium, I’m sure you realize how out of reach those seats are!!!

  • Max | May 28, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [URL=”http://www.fanwear.com/shirts/mlb2/dedication-tee-angels.jpg”]Angels t-shirt[/URL]

    Here is an Angels t-shirt with the MLB logo on the front under the neckline.

  • Max | May 28, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [url]http://www.fanwear.com/shirts/mlb2/dedication-tee-angels.jpg[/URL]

    Here is an Angels t-shirt with the MLB logo on the front under the neckline.

    Sorry, I should stick with post that are non-linked and non HTML.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”273121″][url]http://www.fanwear.com/shirts/mlb2/dedication-tee-angels.jpg[/URL]

    Here is an Angels t-shirt with the MLB logo on the front under the neckline.

    Sorry, I should stick with post that are non-linked and non HTML.[/quote]

    here ya go

  • chance | May 28, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    I love the new CFL ref uniforms.

    Even with the black sleeves, they still look like professionals. Unlike these clowns, with their “slimming” stripes.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”273123″]I love the new CFL ref uniforms.

    Even with the black sleeves, they still look like professionals. Unlike these clowns, with their “slimming” stripes.[/quote]

    holmgren’s not wearing stripes…

    oh…wait

  • Gabe | May 28, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    I am sorry if this has been discussed I have not noticed this all year and I can’t find any stills but Ronnie Paulino (Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher)had some pretty interesting gear on last night in Cincy. Grey shin pads with Yellow knees. Not to bad until you see them with his grey away pants. Its looks like he is just wearing the knee pads. Here is a video: (About half way through they slow it down and you get a real nice view……)
    http://pittsburgh.pi...

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    It looks to me like the entire field is field turf … also, in regards to the comment that the color scheme seems to pay homage to the Astros, aren’t they wearing the Astros number font, as well?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”273126″][quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    It looks to me like the entire field is field turf … also, in regards to the comment that the color scheme seems to pay homage to the Astros, aren’t they wearing the Astros number font, as well?[/quote]

    I meant to include that in my comment but neglected to.

    I love all sports on natural grass except, Hienz Field, but Filed Turf is INCREDIBLE to run around on!

  • ESS | May 28, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    Just to continue the roll-call of baseball announcers and their opinion of the sartorial stylings of today’s players, the Phillies’ crew weighed in the other night about the awesomeness of Moyers’ stirrups and sanitaries. After they were done praising them via an extreme closeup the camera caught one of the Rockies in what they called his “jammies.” Their professed hatred of that look was almost visceral.

    Is it bad that my first thought while watching and listening to that exchange was “I really should transcribe this conversation so that I can send it into UW tomorrow?”

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    Any footy fans know if the US team will be wearing their all-grey get-ups today in England. I’m assuming the home side will be wearing the white top and blue bottoms, and usually the refs don’t like “matchy” uni parts, the shorts in this case. Does the US even have a current white pair of shorts?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    Heinz…Field

  • James P. | May 28, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”273116″][quote comment=”273110″][quote comment=”273101″]So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?[/quote]

    Mets: Royal Blue
    Colt .45s: Navy blue

    In ’62, found the Colt .45s games at night way up here in Minnesota on WWL out of New Orleans (870 on AM dial, maybe?), sponsored by Pearl Beer (everybody sing: “Brewed with pure Artesian water, from the country of eleven-hundred springs.”)

    Kinda figured that was Texas version of “from the land of sky blue waters.”

    BTW, I scanned and sent Paul that ’62 TSN clipping indicating the Mets might originally have intended to NOT wear pinstripes at home. It may just have been a screwup in the Mets early front office, but still an intersting clipping.[/quote]
    I can’t believe how a franchise can start out having such great uniforms, even with an identity change, and then just go down the wrong path. Sad.

    http://exhibits.base...

    Thats because it was the late 70s and someone with marketing thought it would be “funky” to have the rainbow guts/taquila sunrise uniforms to draw in the kids. Truely a dark era for the Astros, but apparently the style is popular with rappers and young people who don’t know anything about the game.

  • Justin | May 28, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    I coach a swim team that is part of USA Swimming and swims as part of New England Swimming. I know there was some talk a while back about the Speedo Laser suits. A recent email about the Annual Coaches meeting included the following quote:

    “The Speedo Laser suits were discussed and all coaches at the meeting (28) agree that NES should not permit them at Age-group meets.”

    So Local Swim Organizations are banning the new Speedo suit.

  • bar57988 | May 28, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”273100″][quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    Two Frontier League teams, the Southern Illinois Miners and the Traverse City Beach Bums, also have completely artificial turf fields. Tacky.

    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?

  • chance | May 28, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”273135″]
    Thats because it was the late 70s and someone with marketing thought it would be “funky” to have the rainbow guts/taquila sunrise uniforms to draw in the kids.[/quote]

    I’d need to see something to support the notion that it was to “draw in the kids” specifically.

  • chance | May 28, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”273138″][quote comment=”273100″]
    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?[/quote]

    I personally consider it a bad nickname.

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”273136″]I coach a swim team that is part of USA Swimming and swims as part of New England Swimming. I know there was some talk a while back about the Speedo Laser suits. A recent email about the Annual Coaches meeting included the following quote:

    “The Speedo Laser suits were discussed and all coaches at the meeting (28) agree that NES should not permit them at Age-group meets.”

    So Local Swim Organizations are banning the new Speedo suit.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo had that kind of pull.

  • Vincent | May 28, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273097″]Speaking of cell phones being prohibited… anti-spam word: “cell”!

    And I think we all need to do our part in making “squashbuckle” an official word. I imagine he’s talking about the sleeves on this jersey; the Hanshin Tigers had something similar in 1976. (The jersey in that picture has Shinjiro Hiyama’s name in Japanese above the number; this is fan-made and not what they actually had.)

    Here is a great list of D-Backs jerseys, but I think they also had a teal one with gold numbers that isn’t mentioned. Anyone see it?[/quote]
    You can see a picture of it on the very page you linked, under Home and Road Alternate Purple. Look at the coaches with arms in the air.

  • Paul Lukas | May 28, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”273129″]Just to continue the roll-call of baseball announcers and their opinion of the sartorial stylings of today’s players, the Phillies’ crew weighed in the other night about the awesomeness of Moyers’ stirrups and sanitaries. After they were done praising them via an extreme closeup the camera caught one of the Rockies in what they called his “jammies.” Their professed hatred of that look was almost visceral.

    Is it bad that my first thought while watching and listening to that exchange was “I really should transcribe this conversation so that I can send it into UW tomorrow?”[/quote]

    No. It’s your bad that you didn’t follow through on that thought.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”273140″][quote comment=”273138″][quote comment=”273100″]
    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?[/quote]

    I personally consider it a bad nickname.

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.[/quote]

    Awhile back, I read an article complaining about the recent lack of originality in creating team nicknames.

    Rather than being unique, the recent trend has been to combine two names into one compound moniker, for example: Iron Pigs, Stony Brook SeaWolves, Lehigh MountainHawks!

    What on Earth is a SeaWolf?

  • Jet | May 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Thanks Paul… now I’m not getting ANY work done today because I’m too busy exploring that drool-worthy HOUSTON COLT 45’s SITE!!! DAMN!!

    -Jet

  • Jet | May 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    HOLY COW – how great is that Colt 45’s site?!?! I followed the link for “Colts home run king Roman Mejias”, and there are several SOUND CLIPs – I just listened to the play-by-play of Roman hitting the first inside-the-park HR in Colts Stadium!!!

    Hose me down!!!

    -Jet

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273142″]Home and Road Alternate Purple[/quote]

    5 words im sure paul loves to hear

  • Ronnie Poore | May 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    regarding the MLB not allowing little league teams to use the names of big league clubs. i guess i see the point with not letting them use actual logos, but not permitting them to heat press “PIRATES” or “GIANTS”, etc on a t-shirt does seem rediculous.

    on the other hand, it is an chance for the teams to come up with creative and original names and colors.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 28, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”273111″][quote comment=”273105″]im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul[/quote]

    I’m sure that many of us here are the same in that we obsess over minute details!

    I prep the same way for golf, so much so that that In my incredibly organized bag I have:

    1. 18 Tees in a ziploc bag
    2. 18 Pro V1 balls in the appropriate section
    3. A Wagner Football magnetic ball mark
    4. 4 divot tools, 1 for myself and i each for my playing partners
    5. Suntan lotion and Bug spray in a Ziploc
    6. Oh yeah, and my clubs

    When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS

    I keep in my bag:
    1. My wallet
    2. My phone, on Vibrate
    3. My keys

    And I scrub my clubs after every usage!
    For what I played for those damn things, I treat them like they were my children!

    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.[/quote]

    I HAVE to bring 18 balls with me….I average about 12 water shots a round, gotta have backups

  • Jonas | May 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    They never wore black jerseys, just black trim here and there (Texas especially with those awful black billed away hats). I like how the Braves won’t wear the “Atlanta” at home though, unlike the afore mentioned Rangers who LOVE to wear those blue “Texas” jerseys, they just alternate grey and white pants for home and away. Lame.

  • Justin | May 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273141″][quote comment=”273136″]I coach a swim team that is part of USA Swimming and swims as part of New England Swimming. I know there was some talk a while back about the Speedo Laser suits. A recent email about the Annual Coaches meeting included the following quote:

    “The Speedo Laser suits were discussed and all coaches at the meeting (28) agree that NES should not permit them at Age-group meets.”

    So Local Swim Organizations are banning the new Speedo suit.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo had that kind of pull.[/quote]

    You’d be surprised. (NES here stands for New England Swimming)

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”273111″][quote comment=”273105″]im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul[/quote]

    I’m sure that many of us here are the same in that we obsess over minute details!

    I prep the same way for golf, so much so that that In my incredibly organized bag I have:

    1. 18 Tees in a ziploc bag
    2. 18 Pro V1 balls in the appropriate section
    3. A Wagner Football magnetic ball mark
    4. 4 divot tools, 1 for myself and i each for my playing partners
    5. Suntan lotion and Bug spray in a Ziploc
    6. Oh yeah, and my clubs

    When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS

    I keep in my bag:
    1. My wallet
    2. My phone, on Vibrate
    3. My keys

    And I scrub my clubs after every usage!
    For what I played for those damn things, I treat them like they were my children!

    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.[/quote]

    I always wear a glove on both hands when playing. I tend to strangle my clubs a lot, and if I don’t wear gloves on both hands I blister up real bad. I do take them on when putting though, partially because of feel, but mostly just to give my sweety hands a breeze. Only white Sof-Joy gloves though, the only glove I’ve ever found that doesn’t stiffen up over winter. Black gloves look trashy to me, can’t explain why. I’m not even gonna get into female glofers wearing whatever matches their shirt, ugh.

  • Mark in Shiga | May 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273142″][quote comment=”273097″]
    Here is a great list of D-Backs jerseys, but I think they also had a teal one with gold numbers that isn’t mentioned. Anyone see it?[/quote]
    You can see a picture of it on the very page you linked, under Home and Road Alternate Purple. Look at the coaches with arms in the air.[/quote]

    Vincent, that’s the purple one with gold numbers. I think they also had a teal one, and I think that had gold numbers too, with black borders.

  • James P. | May 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”273139″][quote comment=”273135″]
    Thats because it was the late 70s and someone with marketing thought it would be “funky” to have the rainbow guts/taquila sunrise uniforms to draw in the kids.[/quote]

    I’d need to see something to support the notion that it was to “draw in the kids” specifically.[/quote]

    From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia....

    [quote]The uniform helped bring the otherwise ignored Houston club to the attention of fans nationwide.[/quote]

    oh, my use of the word “kids” is more of a euphemism than a true descriptor of a group of young people…

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”273152″][quote comment=”273111″][quote comment=”273105″]im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul[/quote]

    I’m sure that many of us here are the same in that we obsess over minute details!

    I prep the same way for golf, so much so that that In my incredibly organized bag I have:

    1. 18 Tees in a ziploc bag
    2. 18 Pro V1 balls in the appropriate section
    3. A Wagner Football magnetic ball mark
    4. 4 divot tools, 1 for myself and i each for my playing partners
    5. Suntan lotion and Bug spray in a Ziploc
    6. Oh yeah, and my clubs

    When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS

    I keep in my bag:
    1. My wallet
    2. My phone, on Vibrate
    3. My keys

    And I scrub my clubs after every usage!
    For what I played for those damn things, I treat them like they were my children!

    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.[/quote]

    I always wear a glove on both hands when playing. I tend to strangle my clubs a lot, and if I don’t wear gloves on both hands I blister up real bad. I do take them on when putting though, partially because of feel, but mostly just to give my sweety hands a breeze. Only white Sof-Joy gloves though, the only glove I’ve ever found that doesn’t stiffen up over winter. Black gloves look trashy to me, can’t explain why. I’m not even gonna get into female glofers wearing whatever matches their shirt, ugh.[/quote]

    I resemble that glove/shirt comment! Footjoy makes Sci-Flex gloves with different accent colors now!

    I usually keep two extra gloves in a ziploc in my bag. One is my range glove and the other is my emergency glove!!!

    I used to carry a nice Taylor Made 64″ double canopy umbrella but that thing was very heavy and if I needed to use it…why the hell was I golfing!

    I hate to be the one to inform you Duck, but in our neck of the woods, the two glove look requires much chastizing!

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | May 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273144″][quote comment=”273140″][quote comment=”273138″][quote comment=”273100″]
    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?[/quote]

    I personally consider it a bad nickname.

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.[/quote]

    Awhile back, I read an article complaining about the recent lack of originality in creating team nicknames.

    Rather than being unique, the recent trend has been to combine two names into one compound moniker, for example: Iron Pigs, Stony Brook SeaWolves, Lehigh MountainHawks!

    What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273154″][quote comment=”273139″][quote comment=”273135″]
    Thats because it was the late 70s and someone with marketing thought it would be “funky” to have the rainbow guts/taquila sunrise uniforms to draw in the kids.[/quote]

    [quote]The uniform helped bring the otherwise ignored Houston club to the attention of fans nationwide.[/quote]

    Many forget that the first year of Rainbow Guts the shoes were still black, and the number on back was in the font used for the routing number on your checks on a large white disc, likewise the number on the pants leg. White shoes became part of the look the second season. That’s when circled numbers were eliminated, too, in favor of (on the back) traditional navy number with white edge, and pants number was, I think, just navy.

    As bad as those unis looked, they did look better with white shoes. I know, I know, that’s blasphemy to some here.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    Hmmm…just checked, and even Dressed to the Nines/Okkonen missed those things unique to the original Rainbow Guts ensemble.

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

    Paul Lukas looks way better than Michael Jordan on the softball field!

    http://www.bustedcov...

    http://www.bustedcov...

  • Sal | May 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    2. New Mexico Junior College: Cool stirrups, however a bit of Logo Creep on the back belt loop. And do their colors remind anyone else of the Astros?

    http://www.nmjc.edu/

    Whats up with the artificial dirt!! Do any other schools, or minor league teams use this?

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″][quote comment=”273140″][quote comment=”273138″][quote comment=”273100″]
    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?[/quote]

    I personally consider it a bad nickname.

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.[/quote]

    Awhile back, I read an article complaining about the recent lack of originality in creating team nicknames.

    Rather than being unique, the recent trend has been to combine two names into one compound moniker, for example: Iron Pigs, Stony Brook SeaWolves, Lehigh MountainHawks!

    What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.

  • Max | May 28, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273122″][quote comment=”273121″]http://www.fanwear.com/shirts/mlb2/dedication-tee-angels.jpg

    Here is an Angels t-shirt with the MLB logo on the front under the neckline.

    Sorry, I should stick with post that are non-linked and non HTML.[/quote]

    here ya go[/quote]

    Thanks for cleaning up my ignorance! LOL

  • Sal | May 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    http://www.nmjc.edu/...

    2. New Mexico Junior College: Cool stirrups, however a bit of Logo Creep on the back belt loop. And do their colors remind anyone else of the Astros?

    http://www.nmjc.edu/...

    Whats up with the artificial dirt!! Do any other schools, or minor league teams use this?

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”273161″][quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″]What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.[/quote]

    i believe mr. london can be credited with the first such use of the term

    /what’s a headway?

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”273164″][quote comment=”273161″][quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″]What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.[/quote]

    i believe mr. london can be credited with the first such use of the term

    /what’s a headway?[/quote]

    Depends on the size of the brain.

  • Kent Skor | May 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”273078″]I don’t know how many Atlanta Braves fans have ever heard of Uni Watch. [/quote]

    There are lots of Braves fan on Uni Watch. Are you out there Dan?

    I am pretty disappointed with the recent developments in the Braves uniforms.

    The Braves introduced their softball inspired uniforms in the 70’s. After having a very classic look, they started the downhill trend with the cap with the white front panel, lower case “a”, white pants on the road with a dark blue jersey and the little feather. Then they went to red pinstrips. Then the baby blue road uniforms. Ugh.

    They regained their senses in the late 80’s with the tomahawk unis – I think one of the best looking uniforms ever.

    But they could not leave well enough alone. First with the red Sunday jerseys (which has ruined Sunday baseball for me), the BP hats with the tomahawk (which has ruined BP for me), and now the alt road cap and jersy (which has ruined road games).

    Now I can only go to non-Sunday home games and do not arrive until the first pitch. Either that or listen on the radio.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”273164″][quote comment=”273161″][quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″]What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.[/quote]

    i believe mr. london can be credited with the first such use of the term

    /what’s a headway?[/quote]
    10 pounds the authority

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”273167″][quote comment=”273164″][quote comment=”273161″][quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″]What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.[/quote]

    i believe mr. london can be credited with the first such use of the term

    /what’s a headway?[/quote]
    10 pounds the authority[/quote]
    http://ecx.images-am... – DAMMIT PHIL!
    ;-)

  • ESS | May 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”273143″][quote comment=”273129″]Just to continue the roll-call of baseball announcers and their opinion of the sartorial stylings of today’s players, the Phillies’ crew weighed in the other night about the awesomeness of Moyers’ stirrups and sanitaries. After they were done praising them via an extreme closeup the camera caught one of the Rockies in what they called his “jammies.” Their professed hatred of that look was almost visceral.

    Is it bad that my first thought while watching and listening to that exchange was “I really should transcribe this conversation so that I can send it into UW tomorrow?”[/quote]

    No. It’s your bad that you didn’t follow through on that thought.[/quote]

    Yes, sensei.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 28, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”273168″][quote comment=”273167″][quote comment=”273164″][quote comment=”273161″][quote comment=”273156″][quote comment=”273144″]What on Earth is a SeaWolf?[/quote]

    It’s a submarine.[/quote]

    Or a drowned woodland creature … depends on the context.[/quote]

    i believe mr. london can be credited with the first such use of the term

    /what’s a headway?[/quote]
    10 pounds the authority[/quote]
    http://ecx.images-am... – DAMMIT PHIL!
    ;-)[/quote]
    Hate to keep quoting myself (sorta like Googling yourself, NTTAWWT), but I meant to put the link in as “the authority” to provide the extra punchline to the “10 pounds” comment.
    Ah, the jokes just get funnier when you have to explain them…..

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    Seattle Sounders FC will unveil their uniforms for their inaugural MLS season (2009) in about an hour.

    Shirt sponsorship deal with Microsoft. They’ll have XBOX 360 on the front. $4 million a year.

    The shirt itself looks something like this.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”273171″]Shirt sponsorship deal with Microsoft. They’ll have XBOX 360 on the front. $4 million a year.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo windows had that kind of pull.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”273173″][quote comment=”273171″]Shirt sponsorship deal with Microsoft. They’ll have XBOX 360 on the front. $4 million a year.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo windows had that kind of pull.[/quote]

    Sounds like a fair enough deal … until the “loophole” kicks in and Bill Gates starts playing goalie for the last five minutes of each game.

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”273155″][quote comment=”273152″][quote comment=”273111″][quote comment=”273105″]im sure some of you UWers are as OCD as i…but appropos of golf gloves and their use

    i wear one on my left hand (im a righty) for drives and any shot that does not involve the putter (even if im putting from the rough…no puns please)…if im putting, no gloves…any other shot requires a glove (preferably nike, but im willing to use other brands)

    when i purchase pants to wear for golf, whether they be shorts or regular slacks, they MUST have a rear left pocket, for of course, the glove…(i keep my scorecard on my bag and my wallet in my right rear pocket, a spare ball in the left front, and a divot tool in the right front)

    if a pair or pants/shorts doesn’t have a left rear pocket to hold the glove, i won’t buy/wear them, regardless of how cheap/sweet they look…ALMOST all ‘golf’ pants have the left rear pocket, so this isn’t usually a problem, especially with the newer gear, but a few years ago, id totally obsess over this one feature

    this of course, doesn’t help one iota with my actual game, but it’s just the way i have to play

    /donations for my therapy are being accepted courtesy of paul[/quote]

    I’m sure that many of us here are the same in that we obsess over minute details!

    I prep the same way for golf, so much so that that In my incredibly organized bag I have:

    1. 18 Tees in a ziploc bag
    2. 18 Pro V1 balls in the appropriate section
    3. A Wagner Football magnetic ball mark
    4. 4 divot tools, 1 for myself and i each for my playing partners
    5. Suntan lotion and Bug spray in a Ziploc
    6. Oh yeah, and my clubs

    When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS

    I keep in my bag:
    1. My wallet
    2. My phone, on Vibrate
    3. My keys

    And I scrub my clubs after every usage!
    For what I played for those damn things, I treat them like they were my children!

    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.[/quote]

    I always wear a glove on both hands when playing. I tend to strangle my clubs a lot, and if I don’t wear gloves on both hands I blister up real bad. I do take them on when putting though, partially because of feel, but mostly just to give my sweety hands a breeze. Only white Sof-Joy gloves though, the only glove I’ve ever found that doesn’t stiffen up over winter. Black gloves look trashy to me, can’t explain why. I’m not even gonna get into female glofers wearing whatever matches their shirt, ugh.[/quote]

    I resemble that glove/shirt comment! Footjoy makes Sci-Flex gloves with different accent colors now!

    I usually keep two extra gloves in a ziploc in my bag. One is my range glove and the other is my emergency glove!!!

    I used to carry a nice Taylor Made 64″ double canopy umbrella but that thing was very heavy and if I needed to use it…why the hell was I golfing!

    I hate to be the one to inform you Duck, but in our neck of the woods, the two glove look requires much chastizing![/quote]

    My usual golf buddies refer to fellas like you as “fancy-lads”, then there’s usually a couple Cabin Boy jokes that float around. And I get just as much crap as you’d expect from everyone out there about my 2-gloved look. But I don’t care, because I’m not in it for the look, I just don’t want to be typin with blisters all week at work. My usual look at the course is a polo, plaid shorts, all white tube socks pulled to about 3 1/2 inches from the knee, my lucky upper-deck viser that should been thrown away 4 years ago, and which ever pair of skechers matches the outfit better(brown or black). Ever since they outlawed spikes I don’t feel the need to spend $120 on golf shoes that do just as much as my tennis shoes, plus the Skechers have a lot of traction nubs, so I’m good to go. My look, reflects my game, I want people to know I care about how I look, but at the same time they can tell I’m not very good at it.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273176″]It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]

    dammit, jim, im a doctor not a copyright editor that’s eerie…

    miller beahbrewah cap

    that’s pretty freakin’ close

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    all i know is anyone who keeps a “range glove” in a ziplock and is loaded for bear with pro vee’s better be a scratch golfer

    otherwise, we don’t call you a “fancy lad”…you’re just a poseur

  • Christopher | May 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    White Sox fan here, and yes- they are completely overusing the black unis. Especially considering their normal home and road unis are beautiful and fairly popular.

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”273176″]It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.[/quote]

    Could be said.

    I don’t say it.

    Because, no, it’s not a coincidence.

    co·in·ci·dence
    –noun 1. a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance: Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.

    Calculated. Planned. A by-product of the team being owned by the energy drink company. Call it what you like. But it ain’t a coincidence.

  • Marty Met | May 28, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273127″][quote comment=”273126″][quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    It looks to me like the entire field is field turf … also, in regards to the comment that the color scheme seems to pay homage to the Astros, aren’t they wearing the Astros number font, as well?[/quote]

    I meant to include that in my comment but neglected to.

    I love all sports on natural grass except, Hienz Field, but Filed Turf is INCREDIBLE to run around on![/quote]

    Until you get cancer from the chemicals used to make it. The state of Connecticut has banned it and New Jersey trying to ban it also

  • Marty Met | May 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”273176″][quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]

    Oh yeah sure that’s it. Hey Walaitis, do you want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”273182″][quote comment=”273127″][quote comment=”273126″][quote comment=”273095″]Did anyone else notice that in addition to wearing cool socks, New Mexico Junior College is playing on a field in which the dirt and foul-lines are all astro-turf? Look at the recessed homeplate in the image. The uniforms look so good but the field… *sigh*[/quote]

    It looks to me like the entire field is field turf … also, in regards to the comment that the color scheme seems to pay homage to the Astros, aren’t they wearing the Astros number font, as well?[/quote]

    I meant to include that in my comment but neglected to.

    I love all sports on natural grass except, Hienz Field, but Filed Turf is INCREDIBLE to run around on![/quote]

    Until you get cancer from the chemicals used to make it. The state of Connecticut has banned it and New Jersey trying to ban it also[/quote]

    I played a game of kickball, believe it or not, on fieldturf in an indoor soccer center, and that stuff just doenst feel right. It’s too, bouncey I guess is the best word I could use to describe it. And I know it was almost brand new, but we were sliding and falling on our asses constantly, it felt like it had just rained or something. The stuff is just bad news all around. I rather watch a game played on half burnt up dead grass, than on fieldturf.

  • Marty Met | May 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”273176″][quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]
    [quote comment=\”273176\”][quote comment=\”273175\”]More on the Sounders\’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren\’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that\’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the \”Miller\” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]

    [quote comment=”273176″][quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]

    Oh yeah sure that’s it, just a coincidenc. Hey Walaitis, do you want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”273179″]all i know is anyone who keeps a “range glove” in a ziplock and is loaded for bear with pro vee’s better be a scratch golfer

    otherwise, we don’t call you a “fancy lad”…you’re just a poseur[/quote]

    I need 18 ProV’s cuz I’m gonna lose the damn things. I’ll be the first to tell you all that I STINK! But I have fun and I look damn good doin’ it!

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273163″]http://www.nmjc.edu/whatishappening/images/baseballfielddedication/images/DSC_0728.jpg

    2. New Mexico Junior College: Cool stirrups, however a bit of Logo Creep on the back belt loop. And do their colors remind anyone else of the Astros?

    http://www.nmjc.edu/...

    Whats up with the artificial dirt!! Do any other schools, or minor league teams use this?[/quote]

    Check post #9

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”273186″][quote comment=”273179″]all i know is anyone who keeps a “range glove” in a ziplock and is loaded for bear with pro vee’s better be a scratch golfer

    otherwise, we don’t call you a “fancy lad”…you’re just a poseur[/quote]

    I need 18 ProV’s cuz I’m gonna lose the damn things. I’ll be the first to tell you all that I STINK! But I have fun and I look damn good doin’ it![/quote]

    If you can’t finish a round with one sleeve of balls, you’d better be playin at St. Andrews or something. Don’t get me wrong, my best round this year is a 96, so I’m not exactly talking trash.

  • SpfldNate | May 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273140″][quote comment=”273138″][quote comment=”273100″]
    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    you consider Fisher Cats a more traditional nickname?[/quote]

    I personally consider it a bad nickname.

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.[/quote]

    I grew up in New Hampshire, and have seen several Fisher Cats games. A Fisher Cat is an actual animal in NH. Ask anyone who has a cat they let outdoors…many have been eaten by these fisher cats.

    So, one could argue “Fisher Cats” is an even more local nickname than “Primaries,” as it means more to those of us who live(d) there than Primaries.

    and, we’re called New Hampshire-ites. it just flows better.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    First Rainbow Guts back number style.
    http://www.baseballj...

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”273183″][quote comment=”273176″][quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    It could be said that the New York teams jerseys aren’t sponsored. It just happens to be the entire FRANCHISE that’s sponsored, and the team name and logo just happening to match the parent company is a coincidence.

    (Kinda like the “Miller” M on the Milwaukee baseball hats)[/quote]

    Oh yeah sure that’s it. Hey Walaitis, do you want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?[/quote]

    Exactly how dumb do you think I am??? I’ve bought it three diffent times already, and not once have the allowed me to set up toll booths as I stated I would in my contract. I’m not going through that again (unless the price is just amazing, of course).

  • Brady Graham | May 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    Maybe this has already been covered in the comments, for I have not yet read all of them, but would Major League Baseball also target high school teams that do not feature official MLB trademarks? How many thousands of high schools have Cardinals or Tigers for their mascots? Would these teams be targeted by MLB?

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”273175″]More on the Sounders’ shirt deal.

    MLS shirt sponsors now:
    CHICAGO – Best Buy
    CHIVAS USA – Comex Paint
    COLORADO – None
    COLUMBUS – Glidden Paint
    DC UNITED – Volkswagen
    DALLAS – None
    HOUSTON – Amigo Energy
    KANSAS CITY – None
    LOS ANGELES – Herbalife
    NEW ENGLAND – None
    NEW YORK – Red Bull
    SALT LAKE – Xango
    SAN JOSE – None
    SEATTLE – Microsoft
    TORONTO – Bank of Montreal[/quote]

    not the biggest footy fan, but i’ll watch it ifn there’s “nothing” else on…so im not really ‘up’ on the mls…but some of these names struck me as rather odd…

    CHIVAS is sponsored by…comex paint? what, ted kennedy wasn’t available for a personal services contract…

    DC UNITED is sponsored by…a german carmaker? what’s wrong with this picture…

    and last but not least…

    TORONTO is sponsored by … the bank of montreal? WTF? isn’t that like sacriledge? i have some experience with the people of the good nation of canuckistan…and don’t les quebequois DETEST the torontonians?

    anyway…just a couple random thoughts on that…anyone (kenn??) wanna ‘splain those sponsorship deals, i’d love to hear it

  • Greg V. | May 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm |

    The Reds just called up Andy Phillips from the minors. They already have Brandon Phillips playing 2nd base. Does MLB have rules regarding players having identical NOB or is it up to the teams/players?

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”273194″]The Reds just called up Andy Phillips from the minors. They already have Brandon Phillips playing 2nd base. Does MLB have rules regarding players having identical NOB or is it up to the teams/players?[/quote]

    Yes, there is consistancy in that there is no consistancy, but they do so consistantly!

  • Howie | May 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    I can’t agree with the idea that the New Hampshire Fisher Cats should have been the Primaries. There is a reason that a large percentage of the public didn’t like that goofy name, and the team made the right decision to go with a more traditional nickname.[/quote]

    What’s tradtional about a Fishercat? It’s found all over, not just in New Hampshire. Besides what the heck is minor league baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote]what the heck is minor league baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?[/quote]

    the cubs

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    Sounders FC jersey.

    If it comes in a long sleeve version, I’m there.

    American flag is an interesting touch. AFAIK, other MLS teams don’t have that little touch. Considering there are more foreigners than ever in MLS, it’s even odder.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 28, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”273197″][quote]what the heck is minor league baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?[/quote]

    the cubs[/quote]

    …our leader in the clubhouse for “Quote of the Day”

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273193″]not the biggest footy fan, but i’ll watch it ifn there’s “nothing” else on…so im not really ‘up’ on the mls…but some of these names struck me as rather odd…

    CHIVAS is sponsored by…comex paint? what, ted kennedy wasn’t available for a personal services contract…[/quote]

    Pronounced “CHEE-vahs,” not “SHI-vuss.” Guadalajara’s storied Mexican League team is nicknamed “Chivas” (Spanish for “goats”) because way back in the day a sportswriter said the players jumped around like goats, and the name stuck. It’s a very historic name in soccer.

    [quote]DC UNITED is sponsored by…a german carmaker? what’s wrong with this picture…[/quote]

    Nothing, considering Honda used to be the official car of MLS but let their sponsorship lapse. VW is paying a ton of jack for a league-wide deal that includes United’s shirt. And if you’ve ever seen United’s first-year logo, it was very Third Reich.

    [quote]
    and last but not least…

    TORONTO is sponsored by … the bank of montreal? WTF? isn’t that like sacriledge? i have some experience with the people of the good nation of canuckistan…and don’t les quebequois DETEST the torontonians?[/quote]

    BMO.

    BMO (pronounced “BEE-mo,” not “bee-em-oh”) is the oldest and one of the largest banks in the country and also has naming rights to the stadium as part of the deal. They bought Harris Bank in the US in 1984.

    Torontonians don’t seem to have a problem with it.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”273198″]Sounders FC jersey.

    If it comes in a long sleeve version, I’m there.

    American flag is an interesting touch. AFAIK, other MLS teams don’t have that little touch. Considering there are more foreigners than ever in MLS, it’s even odder.[/quote]

    Good to see that green is their main color. We need more green uni’s in sports. Granted I’m more of a hunter green kinda guy, myself. I can’t imagine that they’d have a US flag if the other teams don’t follow suit, that’d look too un-uniform for a league that has only one uniform maker.

  • Mike Engle | May 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”273174″][quote comment=”273173″][quote comment=”273171″]Shirt sponsorship deal with Microsoft. They’ll have XBOX 360 on the front. $4 million a year.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo windows had that kind of pull.[/quote]

    Sounds like a fair enough deal … until the “loophole” kicks in and Bill Gates starts playing goalie for the last five minutes of each game.[/quote]
    So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?

  • Nats Fan | May 28, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    Did any one see the Ramirez strikeout against Santana in the first inning of the mets game, last night? It looked as though he lost his gum on his shirt, any confirmation as to what it was?

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273202″][quote comment=”273174″][quote comment=”273173″][quote comment=”273171″]Shirt sponsorship deal with Microsoft. They’ll have XBOX 360 on the front. $4 million a year.[/quote]

    Wow … I didn’t know the folks at Nintendo windows had that kind of pull.[/quote]

    Sounds like a fair enough deal … until the “loophole” kicks in and Bill Gates starts playing goalie for the last five minutes of each game.[/quote]
    So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That’s fairly clever, however, the Blu Team Of Death would sound better, and people would still easily get the pun.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273203″]Did any one see the Ramirez strikeout against Santana in the first inning of the mets game, last night? It looked as though he lost his gum on his shirt, any confirmation as to what it was?[/quote]

    it was…and apparently it landed on the yankees bench near a-rod

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”273204″][quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”[/quote]

    I’ve never heard it said that way in my life. It’s always been Control-Atl-Delete.

    On a side note, the US seems to have white shorts afterall, and they look way better than they did in all grey.

    http://sports.yahoo....

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

    [quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    anyone remember this?

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”273197″][quote]what the heck is minor league baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?[/quote]

    the cubs[/quote]

    DAMMIT Phil!

    That stings. That really stings. (note: best record in the majors today! … have to announce that whenever possible … it’s almost June)

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273209″][quote comment=”273197″][quote]what the heck is minor league baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?[/quote]

    the cubs[/quote]

    DAMMIT Phil!

    That stings. That really stings. (note: best record in the majors today! … have to announce that whenever possible … it’s almost June)[/quote]

    Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores. As a White Sox fan, I have to point that out. ;)

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273207″][quote comment=”273204″][quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”[/quote]

    I’ve never heard it said that way in my life. It’s always been Control-Atl-Delete.[/quote]

    Whatever. Good for the tuna.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”273211″][quote comment=”273207″][quote comment=”273204″][quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”[/quote]

    I’ve never heard it said that way in my life. It’s always been Control-Atl-Delete.[/quote]

    Whatever. Good for the tuna.[/quote]

    Just got me thinking though…..wouldn’t it be the opposing fans chanting Ctrl-Atl-Del, not the home fans?

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”273213″][quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)[/quote]

    A lot of sites don’t update the standings during the day, so checking the box scores might give a more accruate win/loss count.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273213″][quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)[/quote]

    Yeah … well … check today’s newspaper, Mr. Fancy Up To The Minute Computer Guy. I’m a Cub fan. Old school. I do not understand your fancy box with the lights and colors. To me, the Cubs still have the best record until tomorrow’s Post-Dispatch tells me otherwise (and, with the P-D, if the Cubs lose, they make sure everyone knows it, so it won’t be a problem).

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”273215″][quote comment=”273213″][quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)[/quote]

    Yeah … well … check today’s newspaper, Mr. Fancy Up To The Minute Computer Guy. I’m a Cub fan. Old school. I do not understand your fancy box with the lights and colors. To me, the Cubs still have the best record until tomorrow’s Post-Dispatch tells me otherwise (and, with the P-D, if the Cubs lose, they make sure everyone knows it, so it won’t be a problem).[/quote]

    I don’t think anyone that regularly comments to a sports related blog can truly call themselves old-school when it comes to sports. But hye, what do I know, I’m just a caveman. I fell on some ice and was later thawed by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes when I fly to Europe on the Concorde, I wonder, am I inside some sort of giant bird? Am I gonna be digested? I don’t know, because I’m a caveman, and that’s the way I think! When I’m courtside at a Knicks game, I wonder if the ball is some sort of food they’re fighting over. When I see my image on the security camera at the country club, I wonder, are they stealing my soul? I get so upset, I hop out of my Range Rover, and run across the fairway to to the clubhouse, where I get Carlos to make me one of those martinis he’s so famous for, to soothe my primitive caveman brain. But whatever world you’re from, I do know one thing – Cub 31-21, Rays 32-21! Your Honor, I rest my case.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273216″][quote comment=”273215″][quote comment=”273213″][quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)[/quote]

    Yeah … well … check today’s newspaper, Mr. Fancy Up To The Minute Computer Guy. I’m a Cub fan. Old school. I do not understand your fancy box with the lights and colors. To me, the Cubs still have the best record until tomorrow’s Post-Dispatch tells me otherwise (and, with the P-D, if the Cubs lose, they make sure everyone knows it, so it won’t be a problem).[/quote]

    I don’t think anyone that regularly comments to a sports related blog can truly call themselves old-school when it comes to sports. But hye, what do I know, I’m just a caveman. I fell on some ice and was later thawed by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes when I fly to Europe on the Concorde, I wonder, am I inside some sort of giant bird? Am I gonna be digested? I don’t know, because I’m a caveman, and that’s the way I think! When I’m courtside at a Knicks game, I wonder if the ball is some sort of food they’re fighting over. When I see my image on the security camera at the country club, I wonder, are they stealing my soul? I get so upset, I hop out of my Range Rover, and run across the fairway to to the clubhouse, where I get Carlos to make me one of those martinis he’s so famous for, to soothe my primitive caveman brain. But whatever world you’re from, I do know one thing – Cub 31-21, Rays 32-21! Your Honor, I rest my case.[/quote]

    … and the White Sox … they’re up there, too, right? :)

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote]I do know one thing – Cub 31-21, Rays 32-21[/quote]

    so easy even ducks could do it

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”273218″][quote]I do know one thing – Cub 31-21, Rays 32-21[/quote]

    so easy even ducks could do it[/quote]

    You know, when I woke up this morning, and saw the Cubs record, I was really happy … then I noticed that AT THAT TIME, they had an identical record to the XxxxxxRays, and I lost all excitement. I just hope that for at least one of the two, it’s the real deal this year.

  • Pete | May 28, 2008 at 5:30 pm |

    I was just reading the Jose Canseco piece on Page 2. The photo of him pitching when he blew out his arm shows him in fake stirrups.

    I would say karma, but then Maddux has had a long-lived career while making similar insults to the baseball uniform gods.

  • James Craven | May 28, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”273202″]“So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?”[/quote]

    FLAGRANT SYSTEM ERROR
    Computer over.
    Virus = Very Yes.
    Anyone who’s ever gotten those Strong Bad E-Mails on HomestarRunner.com will understand that last joke. But don’t let your compy do a “number one” on the floor in your computer room or whereever you have it.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”273217″][quote comment=”273216″][quote comment=”273215″][quote comment=”273213″][quote comment=”273210″]Actually the Rays have the best record. Check your box scores.[/quote]

    Probably easier to check the standings, Mr. Attention to Detail. :)[/quote]

    Yeah … well … check today’s newspaper, Mr. Fancy Up To The Minute Computer Guy. I’m a Cub fan. Old school. I do not understand your fancy box with the lights and colors. To me, the Cubs still have the best record until tomorrow’s Post-Dispatch tells me otherwise (and, with the P-D, if the Cubs lose, they make sure everyone knows it, so it won’t be a problem).[/quote]

    I don’t think anyone that regularly comments to a sports related blog can truly call themselves old-school when it comes to sports. But hye, what do I know, I’m just a caveman. I fell on some ice and was later thawed by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes when I fly to Europe on the Concorde, I wonder, am I inside some sort of giant bird? Am I gonna be digested? I don’t know, because I’m a caveman, and that’s the way I think! When I’m courtside at a Knicks game, I wonder if the ball is some sort of food they’re fighting over. When I see my image on the security camera at the country club, I wonder, are they stealing my soul? I get so upset, I hop out of my Range Rover, and run across the fairway to to the clubhouse, where I get Carlos to make me one of those martinis he’s so famous for, to soothe my primitive caveman brain. But whatever world you’re from, I do know one thing – Cub 31-21, Rays 32-21! Your Honor, I rest my case.[/quote]

    … and the White Sox … they’re up there, too, right? :)[/quote]

    They’re 29-23, and that’s 3 games better and 2 central division spots higher than I figured going into the season. I’ll take it, even if they’ve been doing it almost exclusively in the black jerseys that I’m begining to loath.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273220″]I was just reading the Jose Canseco piece on Page 2. The photo of him pitching when he blew out his arm shows him in fake stirrups.

    I would say karma, but then Maddux has had a long-lived career while making similar insults to the baseball uniform gods.[/quote]

    perhaps because canseco actually had a soul to sell

  • James Craven | May 28, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”273197″][quote]“What the heck is Minor League Baseball without goofy names and cool uniforms?”[/quote]

    “The Cubs.”[/quote]

    MRRP! *Losing horns from The Price is Right*

    Oh, Phil, I’m sorry, but that’s not the right answer. The correct answwer would be the New York Yankees. We do have some lovely parting gifts along with a home version of our game for you and thanks for playing.

  • KT | May 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”273214″]A lot of sites don’t update the standings during the day, so checking the box scores might give a more accruate win/loss count.[/quote]

    If you want to check a lot of boxscores and then remember stuff or write it down and then compare rather than just check one page.

    I think MLB.com is pretty good about updating things quickly. Or you could, you know, pick up the morning paper, the way people have been doing it since 1900.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273225″][quote comment=”273214″]A lot of sites don’t update the standings during the day, so checking the box scores might give a more accruate win/loss count.[/quote]

    If you want to check a lot of boxscores and then remember stuff or write it down and then compare rather than just check one page.

    I think MLB.com is pretty good about updating things quickly. Or you could, you know, pick up the morning paper, the way people have been doing it since 1900.[/quote]

    Yeah! (he says, hiding behind KT, defiantly pointing his finger over his/her – I think you’ve ID’d yourself as female before, but I’m not positive – shoulder at The Duckman)

  • Shawn Knowles | May 28, 2008 at 6:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”273212″][quote comment=”273211″][quote comment=”273207″][quote comment=”273204″][quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”[/quote]

    I’ve never heard it said that way in my life. It’s always been Control-Atl-Delete.[/quote]

    Whatever. Good for the tuna.[/quote]

    Just got me thinking though…..wouldn’t it be the opposing fans chanting Ctrl-Atl-Del, not the home fans?[/quote]

    … I think I’ll order a tab

  • random reader | May 28, 2008 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”273194″]The Reds just called up Andy Phillips from the minors. They already have Brandon Phillips playing 2nd base. Does MLB have rules regarding players having identical NOB or is it up to the teams/players?[/quote]

    When Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones were on the Braves, their uniforms both had “JONES” on the back. The numbers were obviously different. I don’t know if it’s up to the team.

    I know this isn’t related to baseball but I remember when the Baltimore Ravens had Jamal Lewis and Jermaine Lewis on the roster at the same time. Instead of a full NOB for both players, I remember Jamal Lewis had “JA. LEWIS” on the back of his jersey and I think Jermaine had “JE. LEWIS.” If anyone has pictures, I’d appreciate it. If this is true (and I remember seeing “JA. LEWIS”) this had to have come before the NFL made that rule for full NOB…

  • random reader | May 28, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    Well, I’ve tried to do a search for myself (the whole LEWIS NOB thing for the Ravens) but everything has been turning up as “J. LEWIS” for Jamal Lewis. It also doesn’t help matters that most in-game shots of Jamal Lewis during his time with the Ravens have been from the front, not showing the back.

    But I did find this interesting NOB

  • bendert | May 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm |

    i work at a hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan and we had a bunch of baseball teams in over the weekend. There were 2 pretty notable jerseys that i saw walking through the lobby, one was actually an Under Armour shirt, it looked like heat gear, that had a logo and number printed or heat sealed onto the jersey. they are probably very comfortable in the summer but most likely didnt mix well will our low 60’s weather. Some really nice ones though looked like they were modeled after the Brooklyn Dodgers and had blue stirrups with a triple white stripe. They were a really nice grey too. Sorry, no pictures

  • Cosmo | May 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm |

    I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.

    Great point. Amazing logo.

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  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote]hiding behind KT, defiantly pointing his finger over his/her – I think you’ve ID’d yourself as female before, but I’m not positive[/quote]

    you’d think wrong jim

    but i’ll let kenn tell you that himself

  • Benjamin Bonnet | May 28, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    I can’t tell if it is the lighting or just my computer screen, but it looks like at least David Wright and Damion Easley’s tops looks dingier (sp?) than their pants. Tons of possible explanations (difference between cool base tops and regular white pants, laundry issues with the cool base tops, lighting, computer screen, etc.). Anyone else seeing what I am seeing?

  • James Craven | May 28, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”273227″]“I think I’ll order a Tab.”[/quote]

    One Red Bull, please…

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”273111″]When I play, my attire is just as well-prepped:
    1. Polo pleated shorts
    2. A Polo Golf shirt
    3. A Titleist Trucker hat
    4. FootJoy Sci-Flex Gloves
    5. Nike Air Zoom Elite Golf Shoes

    ***My Hat matches my shirt, that matches my belt which match the accent color of my shoes!ALWAYS
    I am incredibly organized and anal-retentive but these golf practices have been learned from ten years of caddying during the summer.[/quote]

    i never did complete my reply…

    hat must compliment the shirt…of course pants/shorts must not clash in any way with the shirt…if the shirt is nike, so too is the hat (same with adidas, izod, shark, everything except bobby jones…)

    belt matches shoes…whether that be white, brown, black or two-toned shoes (in which case i match the complimentary color)

    if wearing shorts, only (matching) golf socks…no tan lines is very important…long pants, length of sock not so important, so long as the same color as the shoes

    spring-summer-fall, white nike (preferably) glove

    winter…black all season gloves (yes…two of them)

    spring/fall…sleeveless sweater, complimentary to shirt, matching hat…lightweight golf jacket only if necessary (windbreaker w/detachable sleeves preferable)

    winter…turtleneck, nike thermal compression undergarments (never sleeves tho)…windproof pullovers or half-zip fleece…always swoosh

  • BuckeyeChief | May 28, 2008 at 7:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”273101″]So the Mets and Colt .45’s came in the same year, and both used Blue and Orange as their colors?[/quote]
    I don’t know if you got an answer, but the Colt .45’s wore navy blue. The Mets used the Royal of the (Brooklyn) Dodgers and the Orange of the (New York) Giants. The NY on the hat was the same as the Giants used.

  • ESS | May 28, 2008 at 8:11 pm |

    Just ordered my tickets for the Riversharks game on June 5th. Paul was holding out on us…

    Not only is it “Old School Baseball Night” it’s also “Yuengs and Wings” night. $20 box seat gets you all you can dink Yuengling and all you can eat wings for two hours.

    Maybe a UniWatch bib is in order?

  • Dave Richards | May 28, 2008 at 8:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273231″]I understand that New Hampshireans don’t like being known solely for their primary (much in the same way that some Milwaukeeans didn’t like “Brewers” for perpetuating some outsider notions that the city offers nothing else), but I think that blindness led them down the wrong path here. The Primaries could have been a wonderfully quirky minor league team, and is nothing less than a crime that the secondary logo with Uncle Sam calling his shot lies unused.

    Great point. Amazing logo.

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

    Great logo, but I didn’t care for the name either. And I’m not wild about Fisher Cats. I voted for “Manchester Millers”.

  • Walaitis | May 28, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”273232″][quote]hiding behind KT, defiantly pointing his finger over his/her – I think you’ve ID’d yourself as female before, but I’m not positive[/quote]

    you’d think wrong jim

    but i’ll let kenn tell you that himself[/quote]

    Maybe it’s the name (K-T … Ka-Te … Katie) that threw me off, or a hope that there’s more than one or two non-male regular posters on here … or maybe its like that 45 year old guy blogging from his parents’ basement whose pretty sure that hot chick on the other end of the internet IS actually a hot chick and not just another 45 year old guy in his parents’ basement just pulling his … leg.

    (Disclaimer: This message posted by a 36 year old married man with three kids living in his own house in the suburbs … just because I met my wife on the internet in 1995 doesn’t make me one of those, does it?)

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”273239″][quote comment=”273232″][quote]hiding behind KT, defiantly pointing his finger over his/her – I think you’ve ID’d yourself as female before, but I’m not positive[/quote]

    you’d think wrong jim

    but i’ll let kenn tell you that himself[/quote]

    Maybe it’s the name (K-T … Ka-Te … Katie) that threw me off, or a hope that there’s more than one or two non-male regular posters on here … or maybe its like that 45 year old guy blogging from his parents’ basement whose pretty sure that hot chick on the other end of the internet IS actually a hot chick and not just another 45 year old guy in his parents’ basement just pulling his … leg.

    (Disclaimer: This message posted by a 36 year old married man with three kids living in his own house in the suburbs … just because I met my wife on the internet in 1995 doesn’t make me one of those, does it?)[/quote]

    what if chat rooms were real?

    might be a little bit NSFW

  • Kbutler3 | May 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    I hope all these pickey golf opbsessions is resulting in scores no more than par. I hate to see people on the links looking like professionals and than teeing up a second one on the first tee box after dunking one in the water or slicing one OB.

    If you havent figured out yet, golf is too much between the ears to be worrying about how many tees you have in your freezer zip-lock baggy.

  • Mike Engle | May 28, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    SI.com’s Gone Uni Watching at Roland Garros.
    They have a consistently updated gallery of the tennis players’ outfits at the French Open here.
    Is it just me, or does it look like Roger and Maria could be a couple?

  • TimGA | May 28, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    Count me in as one of the Braves/Uniwatch faithful. Great to see Boog and Joe featured here. I gotta say, Boog (Sciambi) has been an awesome addition to Braves telecasts. I find that he and Joe have meshed well together. I’ve noticed a few other comments from Braves fans here today. What is up with Skip? Some days he sounds like his Dad, post stroke. Braves rockin’ the blue alt.’s tonight. Gotta say, I love them. Goood look. I was a fan of the red when they debuted, but, now I can’t stand them.

  • simon | May 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    While rummaging through the Oji hockey club’s site, I found their history site with some great looking historic uniforms for the club.
    http://www.ojipaper....

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273241″]I hope all these pickey golf opbsessions is resulting in scores no more than par. I hate to see people on the links looking like professionals and than teeing up a second one on the first tee box after dunking one in the water or slicing one OB.

    If you havent figured out yet, golf is too much between the ears to be worrying about how many tees you have in your freezer zip-lock baggy.[/quote]

    what is this “par” of which you speak?

  • =bg= | May 28, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”273242″]SI.com’s Gone Uni Watching at Roland Garros.
    They have a consistently updated gallery of the tennis players’ outfits at the French Open here.
    Is it just me, or does it look like Roger and Maria could be a couple?[/quote]

    The navy and white looks cool. Nadal- horrible.
    YOU’RE WEARING GREEN AND GRAY BEACHWEAR at a GRAND SLAM. Show some respect.

    Other worst in show; #6..#24..and #28. Best in show; #5. Yup.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”273246″][quote comment=”273242″]SI.com’s Gone Uni Watching at Roland Garros.
    They have a consistently updated gallery of the tennis players’ outfits at the French Open here.
    Is it just me, or does it look like Roger and Maria could be a couple?[/quote]

    The navy and white looks cool. Nadal- horrible.
    YOU’RE WEARING GREEN AND GRAY BEACHWEAR at a GRAND SLAM. Show some respect.

    Other worst in show; #6..#24..and #28. Best in show; #5. Yup.[/quote]

    raffa looks bad, but three-time defending champs get a pass

    guga, OTOH…horrid….but each match may be his last ever, so he gets a pass too

    best? right here

  • Leah | May 28, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”273207″][quote comment=”273204″][quote comment=”273202″]So if the Sounders ever design a royal alternate kit and dress the team in them, may we call the team The Blue Screen of Death? Please?[/quote]

    That would rock.

    People could chant “ALT-CONTROL-DELETE! ALT-CONTROL-DELETE!”[/quote]

    I’ve never heard it said that way in my life. It’s always been Control-Atl-Delete.[/quote]
    The nerd in me just laughed really hard at the thought of that chant.

    [quote comment=”273207”]On a side note, the US seems to have white shorts afterall, and they look way better than they did in all grey.[/quote]

    http://sports.yahoo....

    They’ve also added a http://bp1.blogger.c...

    crest on the numbers according to the

    http://mnt-ussoccer....

    MNT blog.

  • Leah | May 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm |

    oh crap messed up the links…

    anyways, the MNT added a crest to the bottom of their numbers according to their blog.

    http://mnt-ussoccer....
    http://bp1.blogger.c...

  • Walaitis | May 29, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment=”273226″][quote comment=”273225″][quote comment=”273214″]A lot of sites don’t update the standings during the day, so checking the box scores might give a more accruate win/loss count.[/quote]

    If you want to check a lot of boxscores and then remember stuff or write it down and then compare rather than just check one page.

    I think MLB.com is pretty good about updating things quickly. Or you could, you know, pick up the morning paper, the way people have been doing it since 1900.[/quote]

    Yeah! (he says, hiding behind KT, defiantly pointing his finger over his/her – I think you’ve ID’d yourself as female before, but I’m not positive – shoulder at The Duckman)[/quote]

    Best in the bigs to start the day. Best in the bigs to end the day.

    Now I’m happy.

  • Mike | May 29, 2008 at 1:33 am |

    [quote comment=”273198″]Sounders FC jersey.

    If it comes in a long sleeve version, I’m there.

    American flag is an interesting touch. AFAIK, other MLS teams don’t have that little touch. Considering there are more foreigners than ever in MLS, it’s even odder.[/quote]

    It’s even uglier when suits hold it up. It’s like the Seahawks jerseys asploded. (another pic)
    http://cache.kotaku....