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Dodgers Play Small Ball … Like, Really Small

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In case you missed it, the Dodgers have hired a new pitching coach. There he was on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, giving a few pointers to Jonathan Broxton, who appeared to be listening intently.

Actually, that’s the Dodgers’ bullpen gnome (there’s a dugout version as well; for details, go to this page and search on “gnome”), which the relievers apparently bring along with them from city to city. Maybe this is all common knowledge to many of you, but I was completely unaware of this phenomenon until Randy Williams sent me the bullpen pics yesterday. Pretty great ritual, although it seems like only a matter of time before Travelocity ruins the whole thing by becoming the team’s official gnome sponsor.

I’ve got a new ESPN column today, so I’ll see you over there (and, I hope, see some of you tonight at KGB as well).

Uni Watch News Ticker: As far as I’m concerned, there was only one news story of import yesterday, and this was it. Additional info here and (self-servingly) here. … Great little video report here about a 115-year-old baseball board game discovered in a Missouri attic (with thanks to Chanan Liss). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Pirates catcher Ronny Paulino has been wearing gray shinguards with yellow trim for road games. The gray plastic blends in with his gray road pants, so when he stands up it looks like he’s just wearing yellow knee pads. … Seattle’s new MLS team will be sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox. Real subtle jersey unveiling, too. … Not sure if we’ve covered this before, but the double-A Reading Phillies are wearing powder blue on the road these days. “The team’s official web site has it as an alternate,” says Kyle Creasy, “but my buddy who is the clubby in Erie says he thinks it’s an all-the-time thing.” … John Muir has scanned a bunch of great old photos from this book. Check out his gallery here. … My friend Josh Neufeld has been writing an ongoing comic about post-Katrina New Orleans. Yesterday he asked me if I could identify this jersey, because he wants to make sure he draws it accurately from various angles, but I’m not sure what team that is. If you know, please contact Josh. … The St. Paul Saints will be celebrating Prince’s 50th birthday on June 7th by wearing purple jerseys with symbols replacing uniform numbers. I’d love to attend, but I’d rather slit my wrists I have other plans. … Lots of St. Louis Blues prototypes (some of which you’ve no doubt seen before, but probably not all of them) here, here, here, here, here, and, of course, here (courtesy of Karl Krekeler). … I’d forgotten that Duaner Sanchez, who wears goggles while pitching, goes goggles-free while batting. After pitching the top of the 11th last night, he got a rare plate appearance in the bottom of the 11th and removed the specs, then put them on again to pitch the top of the 12th. … Coupla interesting things about this photo of Omar Vizquel. First, when did he wear No. 42 with the Mariners? None of my uni-number reference sources list him as having worn this number (and no, that photo was not taken on April 15th of this year or last year). And second, note how his helmet underbrim appears to have been painted gray. I had heard of Jason Bay doing this (for less distraction, to be consistent with the old 5950s, etc.),” writes Mike Engle, “but I have never seen it before until now. How common was/is this modification?” Good question. I’d never even heard of it before now. Anyone..? … Bumper crop of panoramic team portraits and spectacular stadium shots in this thread (with thanks to Bob Andrews). … Nobody can accuse Doc Rivers of being too obsessed with picky details. … The Danbury Mad Hatters, who’ll join the EPHL this fall, have unveiled their uniforms — home, road, and alternate. It’s difficult to express how much I love that logo, but let’s just say I’m very anxiously awaiting the live mascot version (with thanks to Jeff Hoose).

 

180 comments to Dodgers Play Small Ball … Like, Really Small

  • billy | May 29, 2008 at 7:44 am |

    ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???

  • Paul Lukas | May 29, 2008 at 7:53 am |

    [quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Whoa, I had missed that — good catch! This appears to be a continuation of the Jim Edmonds and Todd Jones phenomenon that I identified last week.

  • Steve | May 29, 2008 at 7:57 am |

    Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.

  • Tim Forster | May 29, 2008 at 8:04 am |

    That jersey looks like a purple Jacksonville Jaguars or Philadelphia Eagles alternate from hell.

  • Josh | May 29, 2008 at 8:04 am |

    One thing I’ve wondered for a long time but never asked about seems finally to be SLIGHTLY appropriate: does anyone know the connection between the Travelocity gnome and the movie Amelie? I’ve always assumed that Travelocity just took the idea after the movie, but I’ve never known for sure. Was Travelocity like an official sponsor of the film or anything?

  • Steve | May 29, 2008 at 8:06 am |

    [quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 8:12 am |

    while searching for the mystery katrina jersey, which i think may be something LSU-related…i came across this…which im sure is exactly what paul’s bedroom ensemble must resemble

  • dgc | May 29, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    [quote comment=”273257″]One thing I’ve wondered for a long time but never asked about seems finally to be SLIGHTLY appropriate: does anyone know the connection between the Travelocity gnome and the movie Amelie? I’ve always assumed that Travelocity just took the idea after the movie, but I’ve never known for sure. Was Travelocity like an official sponsor of the film or anything?[/quote]

    Pretty sure the “steal the garden gnome and send back pictures of gnome touring” thing preceded both. In fact, I remember walking out of Amelie saying “didn’t some other movie do the gnome prank too?”

  • Stuby | May 29, 2008 at 8:20 am |

    [quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]
    Might be a Bat Boy or Ball Dude. They probably wouldn’t have gone all out for someone in that position, especially if he is employed by the home team.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    [quote]Might be a Bat Boy or Ball Dude.[/quote]

    ball dude?

    too much time spent in the city by the bay, eh stuby?

  • Chad | May 29, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    sportscenter mentioned george scott during a highlight of a ballboy making a catch with a helmet. i can’t find anything more than some baseball cards of him with the helmet. http://static.baseba...
    anyone know of any action shots?

  • Marc M. | May 29, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    “And second, note how his helmet underbrim appears to have been painted gray.” It really just looks like the reflection from his grey jersey.

  • Kent Skor | May 29, 2008 at 8:37 am |

    [quote comment=”273259″]I don’t know how many Atlanta Braves fans have ever heard of Uni Watch.

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

    . . . Then the baby blue road uniforms. Ugh.

    [/quote]

    It took a late night voice mail from Dan to remind me that I have the following poster in my basement:

    http://sportsgonesou...
    Double Ugh.

    You cannot tell in this picture, but Dale is wearing the wrong cap. He has on the one with the red trim around the A which was used at home. Plain blue and white was used on the road.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”273266″]You cannot tell in this picture, but Dale is wearing the wrong cap. He has on the one with the red trim around the A which was used at home. Plain blue and white was used on the road.[/quote]

    hard to tell, but it also looks like his stirrups are on backwards

    triple ugh

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Just emailed Josh. Looks like jersey might be New Orleans Voodoo of Arena Football. Their colors are purple and red.

  • Dane | May 29, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Re: The Danbury Mad Hatters

    First, there is not much of a logo change from the previous Danbury pro hockey team, the Trashers:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Second, I wonder if we’re going to have a “Wisconsin lawsuit”, since the high school is the Danbury Hatters:
    http://www.danbury.k...
    (and why does he look so sad?)

  • Allan Chandler | May 29, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    [quote comment=”273254″]Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    It’s “Bizarro” baseball, so the mistakes with Jeter’s NOB and road jersey make sense to me. I’d like to think it’s a very savvy artist who planned it.

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment=”273268″]Just emailed Josh. Looks like jersey might be New Orleans Voodoo of Arena Football. Their colors are purple and red.[/quote]

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

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    re: Saints and Prince

    Always thought Johnny Symbal, who sang “Mr. Bass Man,” should change name to Prince.

    Then he’d be the “Prince formerly known as Symbal”.

    Okay, everybody groan.

  • Stuby | May 29, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”273262″][quote]Might be a Bat Boy or Ball Dude.[/quote]

    ball dude?

    too much time spent in the city by the bay, eh stuby?[/quote]
    Call it the “Krukow Effect”. After listening to enough Giant broadcasts, you start to talk like him.

  • Scott in Erie | May 29, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    Heh – I was at the Erie v. Reading game on Tuesday night and immediately thought of this site when I saw the throwback style roadies. Personally I think they look nice.

    There’s a little locomotive above the “R” on their logo.

  • Original Jim | May 29, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 9:08 am |
  • DJ | May 29, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Real subtle jersey unveiling, too

    Many European teams’ fans use gigantic jerseys, signs, etc. as part of the pre-match routine to get the crowd going. You might see that gigantic jersey get rolled out by the crowd before every Sounder match.

  • Steve | May 29, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Also note in that photo, there appears to be a seam of sorts just above the left knee on whoever that is on the left of the photo. It looks a little too “even” to be just a crease.

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Again, with the compound names: Rock Cats!!!!!

    Seawolves, MountainHawks, Fishercats aarrrgghhh!

    I knew that the Sea Wolf was a class of submarine, but I was referring to this:

    http://store.cstv.co...

  • Chad | May 29, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    anyone know where to get some nfl socks that the players wear?

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”273280″]anyone know where to get some nfl socks that the players wear?[/quote]

    Eastbay:
    http://www.eastbay.c...

    The only problem is that they’re solid. You won’t find the awesome striped socks that teams like the Bears wear.

    http://cache.viewima...

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    Sorry about the Eastbay link:

    Here’s the pic:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    When you get to the Eastbay site, type into the search box: Reebok football sock

  • DMWiz | May 29, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Hope Danbury figures out which way the sleeve patch goes before they start producing those uniforms. Seems as if the patch is upside-down on the front viewing and correct on the back view.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 29, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    Definitely the New Orleans Voodoo. The shoulder stripe is very thin.

  • Chad | May 29, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”273281″][quote comment=”273280″]anyone know where to get some nfl socks that the players wear?[/quote]

    Eastbay:
    http://www.eastbay.c...

    The only problem is that they’re solid. You won’t find the awesome striped socks that teams like the Bears wear.

    http://cache.viewima...

    bears socks are exactly what i was looking for. i saw them once on ebay, but they were made for a size 8

  • War Damn Eagle | May 29, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    Cleveland Browns striped socks on ebay:

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

    Dolphins striped socks:

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

  • Pat | May 29, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”273279″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Again, with the compound names: Rock Cats!!!!!

    Seawolves, MountainHawks, Fishercats aarrrgghhh!

    I knew that the Sea Wolf was a class of submarine, but I was referring to this:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    Fishercats are real animals…

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273285″][quote comment=”273281″][quote comment=”273280″]anyone know where to get some nfl socks that the players wear?[/quote]

    Eastbay:
    http://www.eastbay.c...

    The only problem is that they’re solid. You won’t find the awesome striped socks that teams like the Bears wear.

    http://cache.viewima...

    bears socks are exactly what i was looking for. i saw them once on ebay, but they were made for a size 8[/quote]

    The most effcient way to find them would probably be to e-mail their equipment manager and Pucker Up!

    Or try other sites like Sportsdepot.com!They have a great selection of EVERYTHING!

    http://www.sportsdep...

  • Justin | May 29, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    Has anyone else notice the shamrock “belt buckle” on the Celtics “primary” home http://www.beloblog....

    and road

    http://www.blogsmith... uniforms?

  • Jon | May 29, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    Those were great panoramic shots. did anyone notice the 1914 Fenway park picture? it had seats in front of the Green Monster. That would make that a really short porch.

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”273272″]“Always thought Johnny Symbal, who sang ‘Mr. Bass Man,’ should change name to Prince.

    Then he’d be the ‘Prince Formerly Known as Symbal.'”[quote]

    DAMN IT, RICKO!

    We usually do that to LI Phil, but now you’ve earned that badge of honor…

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”273282″]Sorry about the Eastbay link:

    Here’s the pic:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    When you get to the Eastbay site, type into the search box: Reebok football sock[/quote]
    Howzabout one of these beauties:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    or these “football” socks:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...

  • simon | May 29, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    The Greek national ice hockey team jerseys are getting redesigned for 2009, has this been mentioned yet?
    http://www.icehockey...

  • degroat | May 29, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    Re: Blues Prototypes
    This one isn’t actually a prototype. It was worn as a shoulder patch on what Blues fans refer to as ‘The Clown Jerseys‘.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums

  • Jeremy | May 29, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    It looks to me like Omar has pinetar with dust/dirt with stuck to the bottom of his underbill, since it doesn’t appear to go all the way across the bottom.

    My helmet looks like that most of the time.

  • jere | May 29, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    About the 115-yr old baseball game video: I recognized the game from when I went to the Hall of Fame this past winter. I even took a picture of it, it’s right there in the first room you walk into. So isn’t that odd that the video makes it out to be such a rare find, and that Cooperstown “came calling” when they already had one of the same game? (Unless that place loaned it to the Hall and then got it back, and I happened to be there when the Hall had it.) Either way, very cool discovery.

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]

    Do y’all remember last year when Nike had to recall thousands of chin straps due to defective
    manufacturing?

    http://www.nowpublic...

    I hope they have improved their techniques!

  • Tony In Erie | May 29, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    More Compound Names!

    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d...

    …by the way, I hate it.

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 10:38 am |
  • Kek | May 29, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?

  • Walaitis | May 29, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”273295″]Re: Blues Prototypes
    This one isn’t actually a prototype. It was worn as a shoulder patch on what Blues fans refer to as ‘The Clown Jerseys‘.[/quote]

    I’ve heard from high authority within the Blues the third jersey will be the “Arch” jersey that’s been seen here in the past (can’t find any images).

  • KT | May 29, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”273254″]Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I want to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • SpfldNate | May 29, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    If the photo is of an actual road game for Reading, that person with the gray uni could be the Reading bat boy. I saw the same thing at a Pawtucket Red Sox game recently.

    The minor league teams don’t travel with their own bat boy, so the home team supplies a bat boy, and to distinguish him from the home team, they outfit him in the home team’s road jersey.

  • MPowers1634 | May 29, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]

    And as a friend just pointed out, if it was back in college or high school, I would have been all over that gear!

    I am not offended by Logo Creep as many on this board are but as in the case with the US soccer unis, the swoosh is draped all over them. From an observational standpoint, it’s overkill.

    The jersey!
    The shorts!
    Both socks!

  • Stan aka the took | May 29, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”273287″][quote comment=”273279″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Again, with the compound names: Rock Cats!!!!!

    Seawolves, MountainHawks, Fishercats aarrrgghhh!

    I knew that the Sea Wolf was a class of submarine, but I was referring to this:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    Fishercats are real animals… [/quote]

    And Seawolf is a type of fish

  • Stan aka the took | May 29, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    sorry missed the link:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • ESS | May 29, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”273300″]More Compound Names!

    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d...

    …by the way, I hate it.[/quote]

    This may be a dumb question, but shouldn’t it be LAKEHawks instead of BAYHawks?

  • KC | May 29, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”273308″][quote comment=”273287″][quote comment=”273279″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Again, with the compound names: Rock Cats!!!!!

    Seawolves, MountainHawks, Fishercats aarrrgghhh!

    I knew that the Sea Wolf was a class of submarine, but I was referring to this:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    Fishercats are real animals… [/quote]

    And Seawolf is a type of fish[/quote]

    Yet the Erie Seawolves mascot/logo/song howl, are based off of a wolf and not a fish. And they aren’t near the sea, there by Lake Erie. But, what ever.

  • Dane | May 29, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    Gee, where haven’t we had logo creep yet?

    Of course! The sky!

    Thank goodness that chemistry has come to the rescue, with Flogos! That’s right, floating foam “clouds” that can be made into any shape you want.

    http://www.flogos.ne...

    Click on the FAQ to get the info, then the projects page to see their examples. I’ll give you a hint – you’re gonna find swooshes and Under Armour insignia!

  • Nicole | May 29, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”273268″]Just emailed Josh. Looks like jersey might be New Orleans Voodoo of Arena Football. Their colors are purple and red.[/quote]

    According to Outlook, my email with this very same information was sent at 8:39, so Josh probably got our info simultaneously! Nice

  • Scott Little | May 29, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    I knew Paul as one of the hydrox fans before I knew him as uniwatch guy. But I never knew the two were the same till now. Guess I hadn’t paid good enough attention…

    We were devout hydrox eaters at my house growing up, probably one of the few households in the pacific northwest. I was so in to them that after they went away, I would do dopey things like google hydrox and come up with stuff like Paul’s old article. It was terrible when the Sunshine bakery was bought and Keebler did what they did to Hydrox.

    Here’s my story of Hydrox boobery…

    I was going to all ponts east and west to try to obtain more hydrox cookie. This was about three or four years ago I believe, so it had been a long time since I tasted their goodness and I was desperate. Wasting insane amounts of time, I was able to get hooked up with a guy who actually worked where the droxies were made before they were discontinued. He said he could make the cookies for me if I laid out the cash ahead of time, and be willing to accept a very large amount of Hydrox/Droxies/whatever. I started planning out the money scheme, realized I’d probably lose a bunch of money, so I didn’t pull the trigger. I think the deal was to receive the cookies in like either 10/20/25 pound bags, and I’d have to order at least 1000 pounds. It wasn’t clear what the cookies would look like either-I would be receiving “a sandwich cookie for food service preparation based on the Hydrox recipe.”

    Good times.

  • John T | May 29, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=\”273307\”][quote comment=\”273303\”][quote comment=\”273302\”][quote comment=\”273296\”][quote comment=\”273293\”]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven\’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you\’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok\’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it\’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I\’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha\’ think?[/quote]

    And as a friend just pointed out, if it was back in college or high school, I would have been all over that gear!

    I am not offended by Logo Creep as many on this board are but as in the case with the US soccer unis, the swoosh is draped all over them. From an observational standpoint, it\’s overkill.

    The jersey!
    The shorts!
    Both socks![/quote]

    And speaking of overkill
    http://www.bwfc.prem...,,1004~3348847,00.jpg
    Also, the stadium is known as the Reebok and I believe that their offices are located in or next to the stadium.
    I know that they are their kit sponsor, but Damn!!!

  • KC | May 29, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”273308″][quote comment=”273287″][quote comment=”273279″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    Again, with the compound names: Rock Cats!!!!!

    Seawolves, MountainHawks, Fishercats aarrrgghhh!

    I knew that the Sea Wolf was a class of submarine, but I was referring to this:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    Fishercats are real animals… [/quote]

    And Seawolf is a type of fish[/quote]

    Yet the Erie Seawolves mascot/logo/song howl, are based off of a wolf and not a fish. And they aren’t near the sea, there by Lake Erie. But, what ever.
    The name is based off a team the used to be affiliated with, the Pirates. The logo is piratey looking. It’s just strange to to me

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”273313″][quote comment=”273268″]Just emailed Josh. Looks like jersey might be New Orleans Voodoo of Arena Football. Their colors are purple and red.[/quote]

    According to Outlook, my email with this very same information was sent at 8:39, so Josh probably got our info simultaneously! Nice[/quote]

    Great minds e-mail alike.

  • John T | May 29, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    Sorry, meant to say that Reebok has offices in or near the Reebok stadium….

  • Fred | May 29, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Regarding the Mad Hatters, there was also the Madison Hatters, Single A for the St. Louis Cardinals:

    Logo

  • Sodboy13 | May 29, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    The man in that pic is indeed wearing an AFL New Orleans Voodoo jersey. More specifically, it’s a 2004 replica, made by Majestic. 2004 was the only year the team’s uniforms were made by Mitchell & Ness, and featured the thin, somewhat-wavy shoulder stripe. In 2005, the team switched to Nike, the stripe became thicker, and the sleeve logo was dropped (later restored under Russell in 2007.) Majestic used the wrong numeral font for their replicas – Impact instead of Futura Bold Condensed.

    And that’s probably far too much info.

  • Roger Faso | May 29, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    new espn article is live.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”273305″][quote comment=”273254″]Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I want to subscribe to your newsletter.[/quote]

    i think sharing is overrated too…and helping others…and what’s all this crap i’ve been hearing about tolerance?

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”273319″]Regarding the Mad Hatters, there was also the Madison Hatters, Single A for the St. Louis Cardinals:

    Logo[/quote]
    ..and with a “Budweiser” logo on the schedule – what are the odds? [sarcasm]

  • ryan c #40 | May 29, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    “More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”273322″][quote comment=”273305″][quote comment=”273254″]Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I want to subscribe to your newsletter.[/quote]

    i think sharing is overrated too…and helping others…and what’s all this crap i’ve been hearing about tolerance?[/quote]
    Tolerance? He’s talkin’ ’bout tolerance?
    [with apologies to AI]

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”273325″]”More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot![/quote]

    Noticed that Reno also has an expansion team in D-league: http://www.nba.com/d...
    No name yet – how about the Reno Janets?
    http://www.positiont...

  • Joey Guns | May 29, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    Mariah Carey’s awful ceremonial first pitch:

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

  • Stuby | May 29, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”273327″][quote comment=”273325″]”More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot![/quote]

    Noticed that Reno also has an expansion team in D-league: http://www.nba.com/d...
    No name yet – how about the Reno Janets?
    http://www.positiont...
    How ’bout the “Reno 911s”?

  • Roger Faso | May 29, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    I found this … http://www.vintageba... … here … http://www.vintageba... .

    Very good stuff to look at.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273329″][quote comment=”273327″][quote comment=”273325″]”More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot![/quote]

    Noticed that Reno also has an expansion team in D-league: http://www.nba.com/d...
    No name yet – how about the Reno Janets?
    http://www.positiont...
    How ’bout the “Reno 911s”?[/quote]
    Only if they wear white tops and blue short-shorts:http://www.joblo.com...

  • Mark in Cincy | May 29, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    i looked in the comments and didn’t see this yet, but if you zoom in on that first Reading Phillies photo, it appears that #25 is wearing a cap under his batting helmet … a little-used practice nowadays, but it was all the rage when i played little league.

    also thought i would note that it seems the Reds may use the minor-league, high-sock mandate … i’m working on confirmation of that

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”273329″][quote comment=”273327″][quote comment=”273325″]”More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot![/quote]

    Noticed that Reno also has an expansion team in D-league: http://www.nba.com/d...
    No name yet – how about the Reno Janets?
    http://www.positiont...
    How ’bout the “Reno 911s”?[/quote]
    http://www.joblo.com...

  • Eric B. | May 29, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    That Dodger gnome is actually some new god-awful collectible that’s available at MLB.com. For some reason, they discontinued the Dodgers version after only a short time, but there are other team versions still available:

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

    One of the players found it early in the season and put one in the dugout as a good luck charm for their struggling offense. I didn’t know it had been kidnapped and spirited away to the bullpen. But that makes sense, since the team hasn’t scored more than one run in a game in about a week. However, the bullpen’s been lights-out recently.

    Sigh….

    Paul, I hope you enjoy watching your boys beat the crap out of my boys this weekend. (Well, except maybe when Kershaw starts, but the Dodgers will find a way to lose that one, too, I’m sure.)

  • GoSounders | May 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS announced that Xbox 360 will be their jersey/kit sponsor yesterday- $20m for 5 years.

    They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.

  • GoSounders | May 29, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273335″]They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]Pics of their kits can be found here.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”273335″]Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS announced that Xbox 360 will be their jersey/kit sponsor yesterday- $20m for 5 years.

    They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]

    sweet

    glad someone brought that to UW’s attention…hate to have missed it yesterday or this morning or in the ticker

  • Duckstyle187 | May 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273337″][quote comment=”273335″]Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS announced that Xbox 360 will be their jersey/kit sponsor yesterday- $20m for 5 years.

    They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]

    sweet

    glad someone brought that to UW’s attention…hate to have missed it yesterday or this morning or in the ticker[/quote]

    And yet, he’s still on your lawn…..

  • diz | May 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273315″][quote comment=\”273307\”][quote comment=\”273303\”][quote comment=\”273302\”][quote comment=\”273296\”][quote comment=\”273293\”]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven\’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you\’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok\’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it\’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I\’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha\’ think?[/quote]

    And as a friend just pointed out, if it was back in college or high school, I would have been all over that gear!

    I am not offended by Logo Creep as many on this board are but as in the case with the US soccer unis, the swoosh is draped all over them. From an observational standpoint, it\’s overkill.

    The jersey!
    The shorts!
    Both socks![/quote]

    And speaking of overkill
    http://www.bwfc.prem...,,1004~3348847,00.jpg
    Also, the stadium is known as the Reebok and I believe that their offices are located in or next to the stadium.
    I know that they are their kit sponsor, but Damn!!![/quote]

    Reebok are a big local company though, so it’s obvious they’d get heavily involved. They must be pumping an inordinate amount of money into the club though…

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273307″][quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]

    And as a friend just pointed out, if it was back in college or high school, I would have been all over that gear!

    I am not offended by Logo Creep as many on this board are but as in the case with the US soccer unis, the swoosh is draped all over them. From an observational standpoint, it’s overkill.

    The jersey!
    The shorts!
    Both socks![/quote]

    Agreed! I LOVE NIKE…but I don’t thing pro sports uniforms should have logo branding on their uniforms…in any league. Accessories on the other hand should be keep branding to a minimal. In the case of mouth guards, I would tolerate the logo if it was embossed instead of printed.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”273337″][quote comment=”273335″]Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS announced that Xbox 360 will be their jersey/kit sponsor yesterday- $20m for 5 years.

    They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]

    sweet

    glad someone brought that to UW’s attention…hate to have missed it yesterday or this morning or in the ticker[/quote]
    DAMMIT Phil – a site for you:
    http://nationalsarca...

  • Joey Guns | May 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    Interesting video showing the Tampa Bay Rays ballboy making a great catch. Before that though, the announcers mention that Rays player Akinori Iwamura is now using a fake alligator skin glove, but in the past, it was always real alligator skin.

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

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”273336″][quote comment=”273335″]They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]Pics of their kits can be found here.[/quote]

    Sigh…there is no hope for uniform prowess in the MLS.

  • scott | May 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”273306″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    If the photo is of an actual road game for Reading, that person with the gray uni could be the Reading bat boy. I saw the same thing at a Pawtucket Red Sox game recently.

    The minor league teams don’t travel with their own bat boy, so the home team supplies a bat boy, and to distinguish him from the home team, they outfit him in the home team’s road jersey.[/quote]

    That appears to be exactly what is happening with the bat boy.

    Having seen them in person, I think the Reading road uniforms look pretty good, especially since the players all show off the burgundy socks. Unfortunately, the team is also choosing to wear them periodically at home, too.

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”273341″]
    “DAMMIT Phil – a site for you:”
    http://nationalsarca...

    Now will you get the fuck off his lawn, please? You’re creepin’ out the gnomes!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    Watching the Cubs vs. Dodgers game last night, I noticed Juan Pierre may be the ONLY player in the MLB who wears a cap under his batting helmet….and he also sports the low stir-ups. Kids should be looking up to this guy for baseball fashion sense and not the “Manny’s” of the game.

    http://espn.go.com/p...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    Sorry this is the best pic I can find…

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    And speaking of the Danbury Mad Hatters mascot…

    http://img.photobuck...

    Wouldn’t this be ideal?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    …and what happened to Dodgers road uni’s, they used to have a white trim on the Wordmark, name and back number. Instead they opt for a replica looking jersey.

    http://www.sportslog...

  • chance | May 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”273319″]Regarding the Mad Hatters, there was also the Madison Hatters, Single A for the St. Louis Cardinals:

    Logo[/quote]

    Very possibly, the best name for a minor league baseball club ever.

    Unfortunately, it was doomed to be a single-season team. Got some notice in Sports Illustrated during the strike year, but was always planned to move to Michigan after a single season in Madison.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”273348″]And speaking of the Danbury Mad Hatters mascot…

    http://img.photobuck...

    Wouldn’t this be ideal?[/quote]
    Ideal
    and creepy

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”273346″]Watching the Cubs vs. Dodgers game last night, I noticed Juan Pierre may be the ONLY player in the MLB who wears a cap under his batting helmet….and he also sports the low stir-ups. Kids should be looking up to this guy for baseball fashion sense and not the “Manny’s” of the game.

    http://espn.go.com/p...

    Was thinking exactly that about Juan Pierre this a.m. watching SportsCenter. When it comes to looking like an appropriately updated version of a 40s and 50s major leaguer, he is about as good as it gets, isn’t he.

  • chance | May 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”273349″]…and what happened to Dodgers road uni’s, they used to have a white trim on the Wordmark, name and back number. Instead they opt for a replica looking jersey.

    http://www.sportslog...

    Removing the white outline last year was a huge upgrade to the Dodgers’ road uniforms.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”273343″][quote comment=”273336″][quote comment=”273335″]They also unveiled one of their 3 kits yesterday.[/quote]Pics of their kits can be found here.[/quote]

    Sigh…there is no hope for uniform prowess in the MLS.[/quote]
    Unlike the good old days of the NASL:
    http://www.premiersh...

  • teamcinnamon | May 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273344″][quote comment=”273306″][quote comment=”273275″][quote comment=”273258″][quote comment=”273252″]ok….quite disturbing in the 1st Phillies powder blue picture….why does the coach insist on wearing ankle socks, and not putting his pants down(a al Manny)???[/quote]

    Wait, who’s coach is that? Reading’s wearing the powder blue. The home team has the white with pinstripes. Why is that guy wearing grey?[/quote]

    Not only that, but the jersey is the New Britain script, not the Rock Cats wordmark as worn by everyone else in the dugout.[/quote]

    I agree, but I can’t stand the font.

    If the photo is of an actual road game for Reading, that person with the gray uni could be the Reading bat boy. I saw the same thing at a Pawtucket Red Sox game recently.

    The minor league teams don’t travel with their own bat boy, so the home team supplies a bat boy, and to distinguish him from the home team, they outfit him in the home team’s road jersey.[/quote]

    That appears to be exactly what is happening with the bat boy.

    Having seen them in person, I think the Reading road uniforms look pretty good, especially since the players all show off the burgundy socks. Unfortunately, the team is also choosing to wear them periodically at home, too.[/quote]

  • dilbert719 | May 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273254″]Have we talked about this yet?
    http://sportsillustr...
    Jeter has an NOB and he’s wearing the road greys at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    That is so %&*#ing awesome that I can forgive every last uniform/stadium error.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    All – not sure if this has been broached before, but has anyone ever checked out this site:
    http://www.ssur.org/
    Certain to be right up many UW-er’s alleys

  • Hoosier Coastie | May 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    Vizquel’s photo is from his rookie year. Jim Caple from ESPN did a story about Vizquel and that picture was included in the story.

  • KT | May 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273327″][quote comment=”273325″]”More Compound Names!
    Our new D-League team
    http://www.nba.com/d…”

    …cool logo though! i like it a lot![/quote]

    Noticed that Reno also has an expansion team in D-league: http://www.nba.com/d...
    No name yet – how about the Reno Janets?
    http://www.positiont...

    I’d vote for Reno Hightowers, but nobody would get that reference.

  • Paul Lukas | May 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273321″]new espn article is live.[/quote]

    Actually, that was the unedited version. But it’s good to go now:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • KT | May 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”273352″]Was thinking exactly that about Juan Pierre this a.m. watching SportsCenter. When it comes to looking like an appropriately updated version of a 40s and 50s major leaguer, he is about as good as it gets, isn’t he.[/quote]

    If his uniform fit, he’d look better. He looks like the kid playing in hand-me-downs, a 12-year old playing with 15-year-olds. His hat is too big, his shoulders aren’t big enough to hold up the jersey he’s wearing, and he has a(n almost) flat brim on his cap.

    I think he looks like a clown (and not an Indianapolis Clown, either).

    He did make two nice catches in left, though. Something the hometown left fielder still has a problem with.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”273359″]I’d vote for Reno Hightowers, but nobody would get that reference.[/quote]

    okay kenn, you tell the caribou whatever you want, but I’m gonna tell you something…you’re a low-life, black mailing, chicken-shit squid…

  • KT | May 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”273360″][quote comment=”273321″]new espn article is live.[/quote]

    Actually, that was the unedited version. But it’s good to go now:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    How the hell did it take 23 years to perfect the zipper?

    That’s job security, innit?

    “How are you coming on that zipper project, Harris?”

    “A few more years and I think I might have it perfected, sir!”

    “Well, good, then, carry on.”

  • KT | May 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”273362″][quote comment=”273359″]I’d vote for Reno Hightowers, but nobody would get that reference.[/quote]

    okay kenn, you tell the caribou whatever you want, but I’m gonna tell you something…you’re a low-life, black mailing, chicken-shit squid…[/quote]

    Almost nobody.

  • Duke | May 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    Braves are wearing the solid blue alternate cap with their gray uniforms today…. Haven’t seen this combo before.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”273362″][quote comment=”273359″]I’d vote for Reno Hightowers, but nobody would get that reference.[/quote]

    okay kenn, you tell the caribou whatever you want, but I’m gonna tell you something…you’re a low-life, black mailing, chicken-shit squid…[/quote]
    You tell em, Jack.
    You better watch it, Dr. Death! I\’m pretty damn fast for a Caucasian.

  • Jeffrey | May 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”273365″]Braves are wearing the solid blue alternate cap with their gray uniforms today…. Haven’t seen this combo before.[/quote]

    Yes, I think that’s a first. I prefer the solid blue cap myself.

  • Cosmo | May 29, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    Has anyone else notice the shamrock “belt buckle” on the Celtics “primary” home http://www.beloblog....

    and road

    http://www.blogsmith... uniforms?

    Love those shorts. Can’t find them anywhere for sale though.

  • Kek | May 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]
    Fair enough, but there are more UA chinstaps on that page than there really need to be too.

    My sarcasm is more directed towards Jets/Mets fan’s statement: “After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums”

    What the hell does that even mean? That’s the problem with some of the Nike haters in here is that things like this are posted and taken as fact and go unopposed while a lot folks just pile on Nike.

  • Stephen | May 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273367″][quote comment=”273365″]Braves are wearing the solid blue alternate cap with their gray uniforms today…. Haven’t seen this combo before.[/quote]

    Yes, I think that’s a first. I prefer the solid blue cap myself.[/quote]
    Just heard this on the radio (at work, so I can’t see the game). Anyone have any pics?

    ~E~

  • Tony In Erie | May 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    The SeaWolves logo is only Piratey when they wear their alternates aka recycled-Angels-affiliation jerseys.

    LakeHawks…you know, I think its funny that the only hawks you see by the Bay are seagulls…

    BayHawks makes more geographic sense for Erie than the SeaWolves, too.

    Glad they turned down the IceOtters name ten years ago hehe

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273369″][quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]
    Fair enough, but there are more UA chinstaps on that page than there really need to be too.

    My sarcasm is more directed towards Jets/Mets fan’s statement: “After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums”

    What the hell does that even mean? That’s the problem with some of the Nike haters in here is that things like this are posted and taken as fact and go unopposed while a lot folks just pile on Nike.[/quote]
    Kek – Not a Nike-hater in the least. I was making a joking comment on the fact that a vast majority of kids in youth athletics today are all about having branded gear regardless of whether it’s “right” for them (i.e.: pickign a pair of Nike cleats specifically because they’re Nikes rather than a pair of Reeboks that may fit and/or perform better), and the fact that the swoosh is even on a mouthguard. Granted, it wasn’t that funny a comment to begin with, but explaining the logic behind it really takes the fun out of it.
    Chill, dude.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”273371″]The SeaWolves logo is only Piratey when they wear their alternates aka recycled-Angels-affiliation jerseys.

    LakeHawks…you know, I think its funny that the only hawks you see by the Bay are seagulls…

    BayHawks makes more geographic sense for Erie than the SeaWolves, too.

    Glad they turned down the IceOtters name ten years ago hehe[/quote]
    Isn’t SOMEBODY goign to make the obvious pun that they could have named the team the BayGulls?
    Team colors: tan and white (Saturday jerseys feature a salmon-pink accent color)

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”273361″][quote comment=”273352″]Was thinking exactly that about Juan Pierre this a.m. watching SportsCenter. When it comes to looking like an appropriately updated version of a 40s and 50s major leaguer, he is about as good as it gets, isn’t he.[/quote]

    If his uniform fit, he’d look better. He looks like the kid playing in hand-me-downs, a 12-year old playing with 15-year-olds. His hat is too big, his shoulders aren’t big enough to hold up the jersey he’s wearing, and he has a(n almost) flat brim on his cap.

    I think he looks like a clown (and not an Indianapolis Clown, either).

    He did make two nice catches in left, though. Something the hometown left fielder still has a problem with.[/quote]

    I don’t think Pierre can do anything about his small head and non-broad shoulders. Moises Alou has an ENORMOUS head and any cap just look hilarious on on him. As far the cap brim goes, I think it’s a matter of preference. I personally don’t like curving my brim at all, I bend it just a little, much like Pierre. Its something that goes way back to the little league days, I hate the “horse shoe” brim curving that lot’s a frat boys adore.

    But as far as the uni fit goes…Look familiar to you?

    http://www.thesportg...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273367″][quote comment=”273365″]Braves are wearing the solid blue alternate cap with their gray uniforms today…. Haven’t seen this combo before.[/quote]

    Yes, I think that’s a first. I prefer the solid blue cap myself.[/quote]

    Throw a Red button on it and I’m in love!

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”273351″][quote comment=”273348″]

    http://img.photobuck...

    “Wouldn’t this be ideal?”[/quote]
    “Ideal and creepy.”[/quote]

    Not as creepy as those Tweedles named Dee, Dum and Dummer, a/k/a Bill O’Reilly, Michael Weinersavage and Rush Limbaugh!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273376″][quote comment=”273351″][quote comment=”273348″]

    http://img.photobuck...

    “Wouldn’t this be ideal?”[/quote]
    “Ideal and creepy.”[/quote]

    Not as creepy as those Tweedles named Dee, Dum and Dummer, a/k/a Bill O’Reilly, Michael Weinersavage and Rush Limbaugh![/quote]
    No, not creepy at all ;-)…….. http://www.photosmag...
    Run, Alice, run!

  • Nicole | May 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    LOTS of uni chatter on the Brewers radio broadcast this afternoon. I was at lunch and reading a book, so I didn’t catch the beginning of the discussion when Uecker said

    “Yesterday he had his pants around his ankles.”

    That’s enough to catch anyone’s attention.

    A few sentences later, he was talking about this Braves hitter (who’s name I never did catch) wearing his pants around his kneecaps and how guys will do that to change their luck and guys who wear them at their kneecaps will wear them at their ankles.

    Later on in the broadcast, Jim Powell said someone looked like he was wearing footie pajamas. Again, I was reading, so I didn’t catch the whole thing.

    Sorry for the lack of details, I’m reading Band of Brothers by Steven Ambrose and I was at the Battle of the Bulge!

  • Kek | May 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”273372″][quote comment=”273369″][quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]
    Fair enough, but there are more UA chinstaps on that page than there really need to be too.

    My sarcasm is more directed towards Jets/Mets fan’s statement: “After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums”

    What the hell does that even mean? That’s the problem with some of the Nike haters in here is that things like this are posted and taken as fact and go unopposed while a lot folks just pile on Nike.[/quote]
    Kek – Not a Nike-hater in the least. I was making a joking comment on the fact that a vast majority of kids in youth athletics today are all about having branded gear regardless of whether it’s “right” for them (i.e.: pickign a pair of Nike cleats specifically because they’re Nikes rather than a pair of Reeboks that may fit and/or perform better), and the fact that the swoosh is even on a mouthguard. Granted, it wasn’t that funny a comment to begin with, but explaining the logic behind it really takes the fun out of it.
    Chill, dude.[/quote]
    Gotcha. Didn’t mean to misinterpret.

    I would say that for the most part that most cleats perform at a similar level as long as they fit well (obviously there are some lighter models, etc) but aren’t most kids buying on style?

    I know in my own experiences of buying baseball/softball cleats, basketball, soccer footwear, I’ve bought what styles I liked better.

    That being said, I’m not naive enough to not recognize that the swoosh is branded as cool and kids might look at only that when making a footwear choice.

  • david goodfriend | May 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    just wanted to compliment you on your espn column today Paul.

    It’s amazing. The observations, research and writing are fantastic. Actually all your columns and Uniwatch are but this one just floored me.

    Thanks

  • Kevin M. | May 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”273378″]LOTS of uni chatter on the Brewers radio broadcast this afternoon. I was at lunch and reading a book, so I didn’t catch the beginning of the discussion when Uecker said

    “Yesterday he had his pants around his ankles.”

    That’s enough to catch anyone’s attention.

    A few sentences later, he was talking about this Braves hitter (who’s name I never did catch) wearing his pants around his kneecaps and how guys will do that to change their luck and guys who wear them at their kneecaps will wear them at their ankles.

    Later on in the broadcast, Jim Powell said someone looked like he was wearing footie pajamas. Again, I was reading, so I didn’t catch the whole thing.

    Sorry for the lack of details, I’m reading Band of Brothers by Steven Ambrose and I was at the Battle of the Bulge![/quote]

  • Kevin M. | May 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”273381″]
    LOTS of uni chatter on the Brewers radio broadcast this afternoon. I was at lunch and reading a book, so I didn’t catch the beginning of the discussion when Uecker said

    “Yesterday he had his pants around his ankles.”

    That’s enough to catch anyone’s attention.

    A few sentences later, he was talking about this Braves hitter (who’s name I never did catch) wearing his pants around his kneecaps and how guys will do that to change their luck and guys who wear them at their kneecaps will wear them at their ankles.

    Later on in the broadcast, Jim Powell said someone looked like he was wearing footie pajamas. Again, I was reading, so I didn’t catch the whole thing.

    Sorry for the lack of details, I’m reading Band of Brothers by Steven Ambrose and I was at the Battle of the Bulge![/quote]

    Not sure who they were talking about but Francoeur often wears his pants at his knees and Corky Miller, the catcher today, wears them like that all the time as well. My guess would be one of those two.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”273379″][quote comment=”273372″][quote comment=”273369″][quote comment=”273303″][quote comment=”273302″][quote comment=”273296″][quote comment=”273293″]Are you kidding me?
    http://www.sportsdep...
    After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums[/quote]
    Oh wow, posters in UW blasting Nike. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

    Seriously, you logo creeps kill me because you’re quick to blast the swoosh but I tend to see Reebok’s logo and more than them, Under Armour. The UA logo is more visible than even the swoosh if you attend HS events.

    I could give two [bleeps] though, in my opinion it’s much ado about nothing.[/quote]

    I’m not blasting Nike….I LOVE the swoosh, but plastered on mouthpieces are a bit much, dontcha’ think?[/quote]
    Fair enough, but there are more UA chinstaps on that page than there really need to be too.

    My sarcasm is more directed towards Jets/Mets fan’s statement: “After Nike has stolen the hearts and minds of our youth, next stop is the gums”

    What the hell does that even mean? That’s the problem with some of the Nike haters in here is that things like this are posted and taken as fact and go unopposed while a lot folks just pile on Nike.[/quote]
    Kek – Not a Nike-hater in the least. I was making a joking comment on the fact that a vast majority of kids in youth athletics today are all about having branded gear regardless of whether it’s “right” for them (i.e.: pickign a pair of Nike cleats specifically because they’re Nikes rather than a pair of Reeboks that may fit and/or perform better), and the fact that the swoosh is even on a mouthguard. Granted, it wasn’t that funny a comment to begin with, but explaining the logic behind it really takes the fun out of it.
    Chill, dude.[/quote]
    Gotcha. Didn’t mean to misinterpret.

    I would say that for the most part that most cleats perform at a similar level as long as they fit well (obviously there are some lighter models, etc) but aren’t most kids buying on style?

    I know in my own experiences of buying baseball/softball cleats, basketball, soccer footwear, I’ve bought what styles I liked better.

    That being said, I’m not naive enough to not recognize that the swoosh is branded as cool and kids might look at only that when making a footwear choice.[/quote]

    Amen to your points about kids and their perceptions on “coolness”. My daughter (13) plays fast-pitch softball and INSISTS on wearing my glove (“mine’s too small!”) and using my bat (34″ 34 oz. Easton – “the other girls’ bats are too wimpy”) when she plays because she thinks that it’s cool. On the flipside, she does field better with the larger glove and hits for more power with the bigger bat, but those don’t seem to be her primary reasons. [sigh]
    At least she doesn’t wear those damn stirrup socks most of the other girls wear – ugh

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote]a vast majority of kids in youth athletics today are all about having branded gear regardless of whether it’s “right” for them (i.e.: pickign a pair of Nike cleats specifically because they’re Nikes rather than a pair of Reeboks that may fit and/or perform better[/quote]

    i doubt that’d ever be a problem

  • Alex | May 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    Lana Bower from UL-Lafeyette in the Women’s College World Series was wearing an interesting “batting glove” today. She had a leather work glove that she purchased from Home Depot… very interesting. Also, the sleeve patches that the NCAA is making all eight teams wear looks VERY cumbersome and oversized. Any help on pictures or screen grabs anyone?

  • Alex | May 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    I’m sorry, Lana Bowers.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 29, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    Awesome. I totally called for that alt cap with the road gray look two days ago after Paul’s Braves-broadcaster-related post.

    They’re playing well today, so it might stick when they head to Cincy for the weekend.

    Braves blog on ajc.com says that reliever Will Ohman modeled several options in the clubhouse for Bobby Cox before the team voted on the blue hats with grey unis. He also tried the blue jersey with the traditional blue hat/red brim.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273384″][quote]a vast majority of kids in youth athletics today are all about having branded gear regardless of whether it’s “right” for them (i.e.: pickign a pair of Nike cleats specifically because they’re Nikes rather than a pair of Reeboks that may fit and/or perform better[/quote]

    i doubt that’d ever be a problem[/quote]
    http://www.threadbom...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    Here’s a pic of the Braves in road greys with the blue alt caps; cool aerial shot, too.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273378″]“I was at the Battle of the Bulge!”[/quote]

    I could do jokes here, but I will refrain from them.

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273390″][quote comment=”273378″]“I was at the Battle of the Bulge!”[/quote]

    I could do jokes here, but I will refrain from them.[/quote]

    you usually do

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”273377″][quote comment=”273376″][quote comment=”273351″][quote comment=”273348″]

    http://img.photobuck...
    “Wouldn’t this be ideal?”[/quote]
    “Ideal and creepy.”[/quote]
    “Not as creepy as those Tweedles named Dee, Dum and Dummer, a/k/a Bill O’Reilly, Michael Weinersavage and Rush Limbaugh!”[/quote]
    “No, not creepy at all ;-)…” http://www.photosmag...
    Allrighty, I’ll see that creepiness and raise you the pre-face character version of Disney’s Mad Hatter:
    http://img.photobuck...

    NOW THAT’S CREEPY!

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273391″][quote comment=”273390″][quote comment=”273378″]“I was at the Battle of the Bulge!”[/quote]

    “I could do jokes here, but I will refrain from them.”[/quote]

    “You usually do.”[/quote]

    Damn it, Phil, get the hell off of my lawn!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    Uniform news: http://www.aftenpost...

    Would somebody ask the lady in the picture, “why the long face”?

  • Stephen | May 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”273389″]Here’s a pic of the Braves in road greys with the blue alt caps; cool aerial shot, too.

    http://sports.yahoo....
    That is a sweet look…

    ~E~

  • tburrell | May 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    So does anyone else think that the Mad Hatters will get sued by the Sid and Marty Kroft estate?

    http://www.70sliveki...

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    Uni-related news from Japan:
    http://www.animenews...

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”273397″]Uni-related news from Japan:
    http://www.animenews...

    dude…you just stole jeremy brahm’s daily ticker mention

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    As I was saying…

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

    NOW THAT’S CREEPY![/quote]

  • Wollen1 | May 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    Just WTF does Doc Rivers pay attention to out on the court? It’s apparently not the jerseys, and we know it’s not the substitution of his players or calling time-outs at appropriate times!! Is he scoping the crowd for broads for 48 minutes?

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”273399″]As I was saying…

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

    NOW THAT’S CREEPY![/quote][/quote]

    I’d ask Alice.
    Later.
    When she’s ten feet tall.

  • DenverGregg | May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    Great ESPN column with one quibble. Paul, you’re a skinny marinck, so pullover shirts make sense for you. For those of us in Ryan Howard’s weightclass, pullover shirts aren’t such a great idea. As more folks get into that size category, buttoned shirts do make sense – even for ballplayers.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”273398″][quote comment=”273397″]Uni-related news from Japan:
    http://www.animenews...

    dude…you just stole jeremy brahm’s daily ticker mention[/quote]
    I know, I expect to hear from his lawyers any minute now

  • Patrick | May 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    Watching the NBA playoffs the other night, I realized that we have a final four featuring great uniforms. I’d call the Celtics (minus that stupid green alt), Lakers, Spurs and Pistons 4 of the leagues best, uniform wise. At least we’re guaranteed an aesthetically pleasing finals, no matter the match up.

  • BuckeyeChief | May 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”273256″]That jersey looks like a purple Jacksonville Jaguars or Philadelphia Eagles alternate from hell.[/quote]

    Maybe a local high school?

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273401″][quote comment=”273399″]As I was saying…

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

    NOW THAT’S CREEPY![/quote][/quote]

    I’d ask Alice.
    Later.
    When she’s ten feet tall.[/quote]
    Disney characters creepy?
    Surely, you jest: http://img96.imagesh...
    …and there’s a bad joke that could accompany that photo, but I’ll defer to Phil (DAMMIT) on that one

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    next winter classic to be played at wrigley

    hawks v. wings

    …interesting and details to follow

  • Kirk | May 29, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    The Braves are playing a day game in Milwaukee today. Their wearing the all-navy caps that go with the new road alternates… only problem is that they’re wearing their regular road unis.

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273373″][quote comment=”273371″]The SeaWolves logo is only Piratey when they wear their alternates aka recycled-Angels-affiliation jerseys.

    LakeHawks…you know, I think its funny that the only hawks you see by the Bay are seagulls…

    BayHawks makes more geographic sense for Erie than the SeaWolves, too.

    Glad they turned down the IceOtters name ten years ago hehe[/quote]
    Isn’t SOMEBODY goign to make the obvious pun that they could have named the team the BayGulls?
    Team colors: tan and white (Saturday jerseys feature a salmon-pink accent color)[/quote]

    I’m confused…The SeaWolves were from SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island.

    Weren’t the Bayhawks from Erie, PA?

    And the Bayhawks logo looked like Temple’s right?

    Are we confusing all of the teams and logos?

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273407″]next winter classic to be played at wrigley

    hawks v. wings

    …interesting and details to follow[/quote]

    As long as there’s no ski-jumping…cuz I still don’t get it!!!!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273409″][quote comment=”273373″][quote comment=”273371″]The SeaWolves logo is only Piratey when they wear their alternates aka recycled-Angels-affiliation jerseys.

    LakeHawks…you know, I think its funny that the only hawks you see by the Bay are seagulls…

    BayHawks makes more geographic sense for Erie than the SeaWolves, too.

    Glad they turned down the IceOtters name ten years ago hehe[/quote]
    Isn’t SOMEBODY goign to make the obvious pun that they could have named the team the BayGulls?
    Team colors: tan and white (Saturday jerseys feature a salmon-pink accent color)[/quote]

    I’m confused…The SeaWolves were from SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island.

    Weren’t the Bayhawks from Erie, PA?

    And the Bayhawks logo looked like Temple’s right?

    Are we confusing all of the teams and logos?[/quote]
    Probably ;-)

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    the link to the story about the winter classic for the Chicago Sun-Times is…to borrow a phrase…farked

    here’s some info from earlier in the day (aol funhouse) alluding to the CST report

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote]I’d ask hit Alice.
    Later.
    When she’s ten feet tall.[quote]

    fixed

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”273404″]Watching the NBA playoffs the other night, I realized that we have a final four featuring great uniforms. I’d call the Celtics (minus that stupid green alt), Lakers, Spurs and Pistons 4 of the leagues best, uniform wise. At least we’re guaranteed an aesthetically pleasing finals, no matter the match up.[/quote]

    Agreed! I would have preferred to have seen the Bulls in the mix but I’m still pleased.

  • =bg= | May 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    marinck

    gonna need a defination here..

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273415″]marinck

    gonna need a defination here..[/quote]

    Beats me – couldn’t find it here:
    http://www.ectaco.co...

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”273416″][quote comment=”273415″]marinck

    gonna need a defination here..[/quote]

    Beats me – couldn’t find it here:
    http://www.ectaco.co...

    i believe the phrase you’re looking for is “skinny marinck”:

    skinny marinc(k?) n. Heard the phrase “skinny marink” used in a song, The radio DJ said that he had heard the term “skinny as a marink” as a youngster, but knew nothing about its origin or what it meant.

    Skinnamarink is from a song sang during the Vaudeville era in the USA (and after) by the comic Jimmy Durante. There is also a children’s show in the US called Sharon, Lois and Bram: Skinnamarink TV. They sing a Skinnamarink song that goes something like “Skinnamarinkadinkadink, Skinnamarinkadoo… I… love… you…” UK (NE), USA

    source

    not sure WTF that has to do with anything, and maybe gregg can help us out there

  • Ricko | May 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    Sharon, Lois & Bram, “The Elephant Show.”

  • LI Phil | May 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    prince

    just noticed he has tape on his batting glove…never seen that one before…is that so his glove won’t get blisters???

    anyone know if this is just prince being prince, or is that a semi-common practice?

  • Richard from WMass | May 29, 2008 at 7:05 pm |

    The Hydrox info makes my day. My mom is in the hospital and my dad is at his wits’ end, but now he can have Hydrox again. If they got him through the Great Depression as a kid, they can get him through this now.

    Thanks for the good news, Paul!

  • Mike Engle | May 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”273419″]prince

    just noticed he has tape on his batting glove…never seen that one before…is that so his glove won’t get blisters???

    anyone know if this is just prince being prince, or is that a semi-common practice?[/quote]
    I’ll take a guess. Batting gloves to prevent blisters and/or reduce shock, and taped glove fingers for extra friction to keep the bat from slipping out of the hands.
    My childhood favorite always had a taped bat with gloves when he was a Yankee. Not a great shot, but the tape is that criss-cross pattern on the handle.

  • Mike Engle | May 29, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    Paging Mr. Mihalik:
    Check out these shoes on Micah Owings. They should be Mizuno, but they look like Nike Shox to my untrained eyes. Do we have a Todd Helton trick here?

  • Bryan Redemske | May 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    Those are actually Mizunos. They have a wave plate thinger that allegedly provides cushion when it flexes.

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”273422″]Paging Mr. Mihalik:
    Check out these shoes on Micah Owings. They should be Mizuno, but they look like Nike Shox to my untrained eyes. Do we have a Todd Helton trick here?[/quote]

    After the success of the Shox line by Nike, many companies introduced similar technologies, including Adidas with their Bounce line, New Balance with Zip, and even Avia, which is now relegated to Costco and BJ’s came out with something similar to Shox!

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273421″][quote comment=”273419″]prince

    just noticed he has tape on his batting glove…never seen that one before…is that so his glove won’t get blisters???

    anyone know if this is just prince being prince, or is that a semi-common practice?[/quote]
    I’ll take a guess. Batting gloves to prevent blisters and/or reduce shock, and taped glove fingers for extra friction to keep the bat from slipping out of the hands.
    My childhood favorite always had a taped bat with gloves when he was a Yankee. Not a great shot, but the tape is that criss-cross pattern on the handle.[/quote]

    He had the lattice work pattern done with athletic tape and Easton VRS gloves, if I’m not mistaken!

  • James Craven | May 29, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”273413″][quote]“I’d ask hit Alice.
    “Later.
    “When she’s ten feet tall.”
    [quote]

    “Fixed.”[/quote]

    DAMN IT, PHIL! Stop stealing my gimmick, you pervert!

  • drewdez | May 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    No picture, but the UCLA softball team is wearing white-on-white stirrups against Arizona on ESPN.

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    Here are some comparison pics:

    Adidas Bounce:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    New Balance Zip:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    Mizuno ProFlex:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    Saucony ProGrid/Flexion:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

    All designed to steal the thunder from these, The original Nike Shox R4:
    http://img.quebarato...

  • Randy Williams | May 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”273426″][quote comment=”273421″][quote comment=”273419″]prince

    just noticed he has tape on his batting glove…never seen that one before…is that so his glove won’t get blisters???

    anyone know if this is just prince being prince, or is that a semi-common practice?[/quote]
    I’ll take a guess. Batting gloves to prevent blisters and/or reduce shock, and taped glove fingers for extra friction to keep the bat from slipping out of the hands.
    My childhood favorite always had a taped bat with gloves when he was a Yankee. Not a great shot, but the tape is that criss-cross pattern on the handle.[/quote]

    He had the lattice work pattern done with athletic tape and Easton VRS gloves, if I’m not mistaken![/quote]

    Tony Gwynn taped his Franklin’s on a pretty reagular basis.
    http://images.usatod...

    Maybe the practice rubbed off onto Gwynn jr. and then onto Prince.

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 11:32 pm |

    Brand usage by MLB players, as only an estimate, would probably be ranked in an order somewhat similar to this:

    1. Nike
    2. Easton
    3. Adidas
    4. Under Armour
    5. Asics
    6. Reebok
    7. Verdero
    8. Jordan Brand
    9. Puma
    10. B-Top, and Mr. Abreu has NOT been wearing them lately.

    Honorable mention: I recall seeing a player or two wearing New Balance spikes.

    A few years back, our friend, Gabe Kapler, was sponsored by Adidas look-alike K-Swiss. That soon fizzled, much like someone’s production, although he is contributing nicely this year in Milwaukee.

    If you want to see a great record of interesting cleats worn in MLB this season, stroll through this thread:

    http://niketalk.yuku...

  • MPowers16 | May 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm |

    Another popular brand is Ringor. Many college and minor leaguers still wear them.

    A few years back, the compant Tanel did pretty well for a while as well, in bothe the baseball and football markets. Their gimmick was the 360 degree cleat pattern!

    http://foothillsspor...

    Whoa!
    http://www.mysportsw...

    Danny Tartabull wore them.

  • interlockingtc | May 29, 2008 at 11:51 pm |

    A giant soccer jersey with a giant Microsoft Xbox insignia spalshed across the front. I’m sorry, but the marketing of soccer has reached its nadir.

  • DenverGregg | May 30, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    “Skinny marinck” is just an old-timey east coast description of a skinny guy. Sinatra referred to his young self as one. My mother-in-law and other of my wife’s relatives in Jersey have referred to several folks, though not me, as such too.

  • SLH | May 30, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    Just noticed that on the alternate jersey for the Danbury Mad Hatters, the number on the sleeve of the view of the back of the jersey reads 80, not 08.