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Shouldn’t It Be Called a War of Tug?

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Got a really interesting note the other day from reader Matt Frost, who clued me in to a uniform category I hadn’t previously been aware of. Check it out:

I was watching a show about the Highland Games on the Discovery Channel. Tucked in amongst all the kilts was a small bit about the tug of war. Surprisingly, there was a high degree of uni-related detail.

In these photos, you can see that it more or less looks like they’re wearing rugby shirts. But there are some peculiar bits, starting with their boots. In fact, there are actually companies that produce tug of war boots. They look like ice skates with no blades.

Getting back to the shirts, they’re definitely modified. The more basic ones are simply rugby shirts with an extra layer of fabric. The pullers have it under the arm and along the ribs, and the anchorman has it over the shoulder as well. Some of the more hardcore teams, though, have more intense padding. Here it looks like some kind of rubber. A lot of teams seemed to have quilted padding sewn in to the inside of their shirts, but I couldn’t find any images of those.

Faaaaascinating. Remember when they used to tugs of war on The Superstars, or Superteams, or whatever it was? I mainly recall the Steelers tug team, anchored by Ernie Holmes, engaged in a seemingly endless t-o’-w against some other team (probably the Cowboys, but I no longer recall the specifics). Anyway, that’s about the full extent of what I know about this sport. After some very quick research, however, here are a few other things I’ve noticed:

• Here’s a rear view of one of those reinforced panels.

• Most teams have matching socks.

• In addition to outdoor matches, there also appears to be a thriving indoor tug circuit, in which the “field” is a narrow strip. No boots here — looks like specialized sneakers.

• The sport’s youth program could use some uniforms.

And so on. Anyone know more about this sport? Fill us in.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Someone’s trying to have it both ways (with thanks to Ryan Connelly). … Amusing rant here on umpires’ uniform numbers. Not sure how accurate it is, though — it claims that No. 2 has been retired twice (for A.L. ump Nick Bremigan and N.L. ump Jocko Conlan), but as Jeffrey Soderberg points out, that number is currently worn by Jerry Crawford. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: People are always asking me where they can buy stirrups. Here are some nice ones on eBay. … Here’s another shot of Omar Vizquel wearing No. 42 during his rookie year — and also sporting a double-flap helmet! … A gem from the photo archives? Nope — it’s the Rickwood Classic, which took place just the other day. Details here, and additional pics here (big thanks to Mark McCollister). … A team logo on the back of the mound is bad enough, but Dustin Pomprowitz reports that the Brewers have taken it a step further. See that light-colored lettering? Here’s a closer look. Should only be a matter of time before we see real advertising there, at which point we will have officially reached a low point in human civilization. … As you may also have noticed in that last photo, the Braves wore their alternate caps yesterday. First time they’ve worn them with something other than the solid-blue alternate jersey. … Ah, product placement (with thanks to Jason Dulin). … Eagle-eyed Joe Hilseberg notes that Orioles coach John Shelby appears to have an upside-down 8 on the front of his jersey. … Bob Andrews attended a Texans season ticketholder event last night and got lots of cool uni-related pics. “They apparently are really promoting the secondary logo,” he writes. “It was worn by everyone.” … Sleeve observation from Mike DeCaro, who writes: “I was watching a game between the White Sox and Indians on May 28th, when I noticed that Rafael Bentancourt seemed to have a wide discrepancy in the length of his sleeves on his jersey. His pitching sleeve looked a few inches shorter than the other. The best pictrure I could find was from spring training.” … Chaz Norenberg notes that the MLB logo is missing from the back of Josh Hamilton’s jersey. … Good article here about the Mariners’ Marineros jerseys, which will be worn tomorrow. … Thanks to everyone who came out to KGB last night — good times. … And big birthday wishes to Milesofsparks, who makes my world stripey and happy. Just FYI, you’ve got one more present waiting for you, which you’ll get this evening.

 

149 comments to Shouldn’t It Be Called a War of Tug?

  • carmenfanzone | May 30, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but the Cubs and Braves are going to be sporting 1948 throwbacks for the June 12th game at Wrigley.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 30, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    So the Texans’ rookies have to share a locker? That sucks.

    http://farm4.static....

  • Derek | May 30, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    When did the Texans get that alternate logo. I dont remember hearing anything about it

  • Steve | May 30, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”273437″]When did the Texans get that alternate logo. I dont remember hearing anything about it[/quote]
    I wouldn’t even call it an alternate “logo”….I mean…It is an “H” and a “T” and the state of Texas….It sucks

  • Josh Petty | May 30, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”273434″]Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but the Cubs and Braves are going to be sporting 1948 throwbacks for the June 12th game at Wrigley.[/quote]

    I’m excited now, I’m going to be at that game

  • Josh Petty | May 30, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    When was that Josh Hamilton picture taken? The first that that stood out to me there was the umpire’s facial hair. I remember the blog entry here a while back about umpires and facial hair. Just made me curious.

  • scott | May 30, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    Why did the Jacksonville Suns get to wear home uniforms during the Rickwood Classic?

  • Kevin M. | May 30, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    Man I have got to make it over to see the Rickwood Classic next year. Heck I need to make it over to Montgomery and see the Biscuits play this year.

  • DJ | May 30, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    Not sure how accurate it is, though — it claims that No. 2 has been retired twice (for A.L. ump Nick Bremigan and N.L. ump Jocko Conlan), but as Jeffrey Soderberg points out, that number is currently worn by Jerry Crawford.

    There are no longer National League and American League umpires; they were combined to create Major League umpires a few years ago. Maybe that’s why the number 2 was considered to be available for Jerry Crawford to use.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”273435″]So the Texans’ rookies have to share a locker? That sucks.

    http://farm4.static....

    EXTREMELY notable find in this pic:

    Within Ahman Green’s locker, there are two pairs of Jordan Brand Air Jordan III Player Exclusives, with a TD molded plate. Very, Very cool!

    The general releases version has just been introduced:

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

  • Matt | May 30, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    Clicked on the NCAA Softball World Series last night and saw UCLA wearing white stirrups over white sanitary socks. Looks like the girl who drove in the winning run had one on backwards. http://uclabruins.cs...

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”273444″][quote comment=”273435″]So the Texans’ rookies have to share a locker? That sucks.

    http://farm4.static....

    EXTREMELY notable find in this pic:

    Within Ahman Green’s locker, there are two pairs of Jordan Brand Air Jordan III Player Exclusives, with a TD molded plate. Very, Very cool!

    The general releases version has just been introduced:

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

    There’s also a pair of Air Jordan VI Player Exclusives from last season on top!!!

  • Greg | May 30, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”273440″]When was that Josh Hamilton picture taken? The first that that stood out to me there was the umpire’s facial hair. I remember the blog entry here a while back about umpires and facial hair. Just made me curious.[/quote]
    That was in the Rangers game last Sunday, the 25th. He had just been ejected by the home-plate umpire.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 30, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    Tou o’ war entry got me searchin high and low for pictures. Check out the fantastic stache on the guy to the far right in this picture of the 1888 Harvard Tug of War team, classic. Not to mention that they’re all wearing number 88, I’m assuming in reference to the year, also very cool.

    http://upload.wikime...

  • Brian Erni | May 30, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    That Seattle Times article neglects to mention the Los Mets jerseys.

    Also, Paul. I’m surprised there hasn’t been mention in the articles yet about the infamous orange blazer that Jay Horowitz is wearing to bring the team luck previously worn by Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd and Pedro Martinez.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”273445″]Clicked on the NCAA Softball World Series last night and saw UCLA wearing white stirrups over white sanitary socks. Looks like the girl who drove in the winning run had one on backwards. http://uclabruins.cs...
    I am detecting a hint of blue trim on the “cutaway” portion of the stirrup – couldn’t possibly be one of those reversible designs, could it? Last year’s team wore the same stirrups: http://grfx.cstv.com...

  • Joey Guns | May 30, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    I just read this interesting tidbit.

    Former NBA star Chris Morris (11 yrs in the league) is also notorious for writing the words “Trade Me” on his game sneakers after he wanted to be traded away from the New Jersey.

    I wonder how this would fly in 2008!

  • saintshornets | May 30, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”273435″]So the Texans’ rookies have to share a locker? That sucks.

    http://farm4.static....
    Yea, I was about to comment on the same thing. Rookies and/or free agents no doubt… Cracked me up.

    BTW, has anyone heard if there are going to be any uniform changes in the NFL this season. Usually teams make sort of announcement of such and I haven’t seen anything. Might be the first season in a while with no uniform changes…

  • Dane | May 30, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    For those of you in the San Jose area, the Sharks will conduct an auction next weekend of jerseys, equipment, and other memorabilia.

    http://sharks.nhl.co...

  • Joey Guns | May 30, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”273449″]That Seattle Times article neglects to mention the Los Mets jerseys.

    Also, Paul. I’m surprised there hasn’t been mention in the articles yet about the infamous orange blazer that Jay Horowitz is wearing to bring the team luck previously worn by Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd and Pedro Martinez.[/quote]

    Don Cherry approves.

    This is the only pic that I could find of it:

    http://blogs.nypost....

  • Joey Guns | May 30, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”273454″][quote comment=”273449″]That Seattle Times article neglects to mention the Los Mets jerseys.

    Also, Paul. I’m surprised there hasn’t been mention in the articles yet about the infamous orange blazer that Jay Horowitz is wearing to bring the team luck previously worn by Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd and Pedro Martinez.[/quote]

    Don Cherry approves.

    This is the only pic that I could find of it:

    http://blogs.nypost....

    This just in…….Bruce Pearl and Jim Carrey also approve:

    http://media.knoxnew...

    http://www.yee.ch/mo...

  • BobA | May 30, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”273438″][quote comment=”273437″]When did the Texans get that alternate logo. I dont remember hearing anything about it[/quote]
    I wouldn’t even call it an alternate “logo”….I mean…It is an “H” and a “T” and the state of Texas….It sucks[/quote]

    I guess that its really called a secondary logo. I used to see it sparingly in their first season then it seemed to disappear. Late last season they began selling shirts in thier team store with the logo and as I saw last night they have it all over the place. It was even painted on the concrete in the plaza outside the south end of Reliant. The apparel concession stands had signs that read ‘Get your secondary logo merchandice here’.

    I took a bunch of pictures in the locker room but mostly guys had shoes and tee shirts hanging. Not knowing much about shoes I didn’t bother posting them, maybe I will later.

    NFL rookies sharing lockers is fairly common from what the coaches told me. I asked a couple years ago when I saw then #1 pick Mario Williams had a free agent rookie lockermate.

    All in all its a fun evening put on by the team. All the players we saw were all very cordial. Let me know if you want to see what an NFL dining room looks like.

  • Big Tex | May 30, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    SO I wonder what KINDERGARDENER the Texans had design the secondary logo? How stupid…

    Sharing a locker in a newly built $900 million crown jewel NFL stadium…brilliant

  • BobA | May 30, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I can’t spell worth a damn :-(

  • johnny | May 30, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”273456″][quote comment=”273438″][quote comment=”273437″]When did the Texans get that alternate logo. I dont remember hearing anything about it[/quote]
    I wouldn’t even call it an alternate “logo”….I mean…It is an “H” and a “T” and the state of Texas….It sucks[/quote]

    I guess that its really called a secondary logo. I used to see it sparingly in their first season then it seemed to disappear. Late last season they began selling shirts in thier team store with the logo and as I saw last night they have it all over the place. It was even painted on the concrete in the plaza outside the south end of Reliant. The apparel concession stands had signs that read ‘Get your secondary logo merchandice here’.

    I took a bunch of pictures in the locker room but mostly guys had shoes and tee shirts hanging. Not knowing much about shoes I didn’t bother posting them, maybe I will later.

    NFL rookies sharing lockers is fairly common from what the coaches told me. I asked a couple years ago when I saw then #1 pick Mario Williams had a free agent rookie lockermate.

    All in all its a fun evening put on by the team. All the players we saw were all very cordial. Let me know if you want to see what an NFL dining room looks like.[/quote]
    Would love to see the other picture, we don’t see locker rooms very often.

  • Jaxon DeVille | May 30, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”273441″]Why did the Jacksonville Suns get to wear home uniforms during the Rickwood Classic?[/quote]

    because the Bragans are cheap

  • possum | May 30, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    Last night I was watching an inning or 2 of the Braves/Brewers game replay and thought that if I were the Braves pitcher I’d have to have a little dirt kicking exercise on the back of the mound. The website? That’s lame.

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    I could use two, maybe three, pair of these. Anyone wanna split this auction two or three ways with me? (I’ll probably buy them anyway, but just asking)

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

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”273455″][quote comment=”273454″][quote comment=”273449″]That Seattle Times article neglects to mention the Los Mets jerseys.

    Also, Paul. I’m surprised there hasn’t been mention in the articles yet about the infamous orange blazer that Jay Horowitz is wearing to bring the team luck previously worn by Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd and Pedro Martinez.[/quote]

    Don Cherry approves.

    This is the only pic that I could find of it:

    http://blogs.nypost....

    This just in…….Bruce Pearl and Jim Carrey also approve:

    http://media.knoxnew...

    http://www.yee.ch/mo...
    As does this guy: http://blazerdepot.c...
    Couldn’t get him to say anything, he just kind of nodded.
    Ben Folds approves, as well: http://www.mtv.com/s...
    So does the general male populace of Wisconsin:
    http://www.magnafabr...

  • Marty Met | May 30, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”273449″]That Seattle Times article neglects to mention the Los Mets jerseys.

    Also, Paul. I’m surprised there hasn’t been mention in the articles yet about the infamous orange blazer that Jay Horowitz is wearing to bring the team luck previously worn by Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd and Pedro Martinez.[/quote]

    I bet Lyndsey Nelson left that at Shea. Unfortunately for Jay Horowitz, Nelson was infamous for not washing or dry cleaning his clothes.

  • KW | May 30, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”273450″][quote comment=”273445″]Clicked on the NCAA Softball World Series last night and saw UCLA wearing white stirrups over white sanitary socks. Looks like the girl who drove in the winning run had one on backwards. http://uclabruins.cs...
    I am detecting a hint of blue trim on the “cutaway” portion of the stirrup – couldn’t possibly be one of those reversible designs, could it? Last year’s team wore the same stirrups: http://grfx.cstv.com...

    Not reversable…UCLA always wear White stirrups with an Air Force Blue trim over White sanitaries…you dont see that look very often but I think it looks great.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    Ben Folds approves, as well: http://www.mtv.com/s

    I saw him at PNC Banks Art Center with John Mayer last summer, what a great show!!!!

  • Wade Harder | May 30, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”273441″]Why did the Jacksonville Suns get to wear home uniforms during the Rickwood Classic?[/quote]

    Who knows, but that cursive J hat the Suns are sporting is amazing. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I wish their stirrups would have had a couple of orange stripes to go along with the white ones.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”273462″]I could use two, maybe three, pair of these. Anyone wanna split this auction two or three ways with me? (I’ll probably buy them anyway, but just asking)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    I was hoping that there were more like 16 in that lot – I could outfit my whole softball team!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”273465″][quote comment=”273450″][quote comment=”273445″]Clicked on the NCAA Softball World Series last night and saw UCLA wearing white stirrups over white sanitary socks. Looks like the girl who drove in the winning run had one on backwards. http://uclabruins.cs...
    I am detecting a hint of blue trim on the “cutaway” portion of the stirrup – couldn’t possibly be one of those reversible designs, could it? Last year’s team wore the same stirrups: http://grfx.cstv.com...

    Not reversable…UCLA always wear White stirrups with an Air Force Blue trim over White sanitaries…you dont see that look very often but I think it looks great.[/quote]
    Amen to that – works well with the blue pants.

  • Carl | May 30, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    …hey with all the chatter about the Texans new logo it got me thinking. Didn’t the Tigers have two different cap logos for a while? MLB.com now has what appears to be similar logos on the navy caps with orange and white, but I swear that they used to be different. Any Tigers fans out there?

  • DenverGregg | May 30, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Can’t think of tug-of-war anymore without this sad incident coming to mind.

  • BobA | May 30, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”273459″]
    Would love to see the other picture, we don’t see locker rooms very often.[/quote]

    I’ll get them up later, can’t access Flickr from work.

    (Sorry if this appears twice)

  • Bouj | May 30, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    I got to go to that same Texans season ticket holder event last year. It was held on a Saturday. My brother took a ton of pictures (mostly the same stuff BobA has, it looks like). The team basically gave reasonably open access to everything. You couldn’t get within 8 feet of the lockers or training tables or go into the actually equipment area, but everything else was open. Outstanding facilities at Reliant Stadium.

  • Denis | May 30, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    Tyler Kennedy of the Pittsburgh Penguins is no longer wearing a visor.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Ryan Cousineau | May 30, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    How about this little tug o’ war tidbit? It used to be an Olympic event. 1900-1920.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 30, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.

  • Jim | May 30, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    I actually like alternates. Thay have to be managed properly though. The NFL does it the right way in allowing each team to wear their alt only a handful of times per season…exhibition included.

    I realize in a 162 game regular season, that would roughly equate to 8 to 10 games, which is defintely not what the White Sox are doing.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”273481″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    I actually like alternates. Thay have to be managed properly though. The NFL does it the right way in allowing each team to wear their alt only a handful of times per season…exhibition included.

    I realize in a 162 game regular season, that would roughly equate to 8 to 10 games, which is defintely not what the White Sox are doing.[/quote]
    Couldn’t be a superstition thing, could it?
    Go on a win streak by re-shuffling the line-up, have one bad game wearing the road grays, switch to the black alt on the road, start another win streak….
    coincidence? I think not ;-)

  • Jim | May 30, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”273481″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    I actually like alternates. Thay have to be managed properly though. The NFL does it the right way in allowing each team to wear their alt only a handful of times per season…exhibition included.

    I realize in a 162 game regular season, that would roughly equate to 8 to 10 games, which is defintely not what the White Sox are doing.[/quote]

    Don’t mind a ‘throwback’ once in a while. It’s cool to revisit a teams past. But that should only be once a year, max.

    I feel like in 100 years, Uniwatchers are going to research what the teams wore in this era and see so many uni combinations for one team in one year. It is starting to get ridiculas. I guess that’s what happans when a team’s marketing dept gets a say in what the teams wear.

  • LarenR | May 30, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    If Omar Vizquel wore #42 during his rookie season, why was he sporting #13 in the middle picture, labeled “Major League Debut?”

  • Joey Guns | May 30, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Too bad the spelling bee tonight won’t include MLB player’s names:

    http://thesportshern...

  • Zack Tanner | May 30, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    So, just when I thought Nike couldn’t get any worse.

    http://store.fruper....

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273486″]So, just when I thought Nike couldn’t get any worse.

    http://store.fruper....
    Coming soon: the Tiger Woods logo golf hat version
    [sarcasm]

  • Mike J. | May 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned anything about the Seattle Sounders FC unveiling their new jersey with Xbox 360 as the sponsor…
    http://gosounders.bl...

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    About[quote comment=”273486″]So, just when I thought Nike couldn’t get any worse.

    http://store.fruper....

    About a decade ago, Phillip Knight was asked, “Who will be Nike’s competition in 20 years?”

    His answer?

    “Disney.”

    (Make of that what you will)

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”273486″]So, just when I thought Nike couldn’t get any worse.

    http://store.fruper....
    http://www.golf-coun...
    Can’t you picture the marketing guys talking it up?
    “It DOES sorta look like a computer mouse, Skip….what do you think, Biff?”
    “Oh, definitely, Chip….and we have data that says that 86.525% of men 30-49 that golf 3 or more times a year own a laptop….it’s gold!”

    OK, enough silliness

  • chance | May 30, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”273471″]…hey with all the chatter about the Texans new logo it got me thinking. Didn’t the Tigers have two different cap logos for a while? MLB.com now has what appears to be similar logos on the navy caps with orange and white, but I swear that they used to be different. Any Tigers fans out there?[/quote]

    The Tigers used their alternate “Tiger-Through-The-D” alternate logo on road caps from 1994 through 1997. Could that be what you’re thinking of?

  • Duckstyle187 | May 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”273482″][quote comment=”273481″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    I actually like alternates. Thay have to be managed properly though. The NFL does it the right way in allowing each team to wear their alt only a handful of times per season…exhibition included.

    I realize in a 162 game regular season, that would roughly equate to 8 to 10 games, which is defintely not what the White Sox are doing.[/quote]
    Couldn’t be a superstition thing, could it?
    Go on a win streak by re-shuffling the line-up, have one bad game wearing the road grays, switch to the black alt on the road, start another win streak….
    coincidence? I think not ;-)[/quote]

    That’s what my fiancee said during last nighst games. Bu they’ve lost just as frequntly in that jersey as in the others. Meaning it’s gotta be one of the players or coaches just talking the others into it because of personal preference. Perosnally, I blame it all on Swisher, boy ain’t right….at the plate either.

  • Adam | May 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”273483″]
    I feel like in 100 years, Uniwatchers are going to research what the teams wore in this era and see so many uni combinations for one team in one year. It is starting to get ridiculas. I guess that’s what happans when a team’s marketing dept gets a say in what the teams wear.[/quote]

    It really isn’t a new thing, though. If you take a look at the 70s, there’s a few teams that had all sorts of strange combos (and, IMO, were even worse, because they sometimes also mixed and matched solid color pants). I doubt it’s ever going away, either – there will always be some teams who want lots of options.

    I don’t get why it bothers people so much – would it be better if (in the White Sox case), they named the black tops the official “Home” AND “Road” uniform, and made the pinstripes the “Home Alternate” and the gray tops the “Road Alternates”? It wouldn’t change anything, but at least then people couldn’t complain that “they wear the alternates too much!”

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    One could say that they should either control the ‘alts’ … or delete them.

  • Adam | May 30, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”273493″]
    That’s what my fiancee said during last nighst games. Bu they’ve lost just as frequntly in that jersey as in the others. Meaning it’s gotta be one of the players or coaches just talking the others into it because of personal preference. Perosnally, I blame it all on Swisher, boy ain’t right….at the plate either.[/quote]

    In past years, it was usually a streak thing, but this year they seem to almost always wear black. I think it’s a “pitcher gets to choose” thing. I don’t mind it, but it has gotten to the point where it looks weird to see them in anything other than the Black.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    … though that photo reminds me … is it coincidence that the Bears and Cubs (that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today) number fonts are – for the most part – very, very similar (though considerably longer on the football field)?

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”273495″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    One could say that they should either control the ‘alts’ … or delete them.[/quote]
    [RIMSHOT]

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    I understand Mike Tyson called Jose Canseco, but then withdrew, saying, “Oh, never mind, sorry, I thought you were looking for someone to bite you for $5,000.”

    (I offer this cuz LI Phil doesn’t seem to be around much today, and someone has to pick up the fallen flag.)

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273499″][quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    … though that photo reminds me … is it coincidence that the Bears and Cubs (that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today) number fonts are – for the most part – very, very similar (though considerably longer on the football field)?[/quote]
    Ah, yes…first-place Cubs….is it pure coincidence that “June” and “swoon” rhyme? ;-)

  • AK | May 30, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    “Surprisingly, there was a surprisingly high degree of uni-related detail.”

    Department of redundancy department?

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”273502″][quote comment=”273499″][quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    … though that photo reminds me … is it coincidence that the Bears and Cubs (that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today) number fonts are – for the most part – very, very similar (though considerably longer on the football field)?[/quote]
    Ah, yes…first-place Cubs….is it pure coincidence that “June” and “swoon” rhyme? ;-)[/quote]

    And this is why I have to brag about it as much as I can while I can.

  • adrian | May 30, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    If you are near the Charlotte NC area, and if things like logo creep bug you, then I encourage you to see the super rare BBC documentary the “Century of Self” which highlights the use of the use of Freudian influence in the areas of propaganda and public relations. Again this is a super rare opp and from what I hear, the BBC will not be offering this on DVD. Full details at:

    http://www.nodafilmf...

  • Jason | May 30, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    Bob Andrews — good pics! We sit a couple of rows behind you in 641 (row G). At least I think we do, unless you’re taking pictures of other people’s kids getting autographs and posting them on uniwatch.

    I unfortunatly forgot my camera this year, but I do have several pics from the event last year, with additional locker room pics. http://sports.websho...

  • Juan Grande | May 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    This isn’t uniform related but since Paul wrote an article about facial hair and baseball not long ago I thought some of you would find this interesting…..

    http://www.dyers.org...

  • Duckstyle187 | May 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273504″][quote comment=”273502″][quote comment=”273499″][quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    … though that photo reminds me … is it coincidence that the Bears and Cubs (that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today) number fonts are – for the most part – very, very similar (though considerably longer on the football field)?[/quote]
    Ah, yes…first-place Cubs….is it pure coincidence that “June” and “swoon” rhyme? ;-)[/quote]

    And this is why I have to brag about it as much as I can while I can.[/quote]

    Ah yes, an unfortunate side effect of the White Sox takin car of business. Btw, is everyone writing it Carlos Quentin on their All-Satr ballots, like they should be?

  • Carl | May 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”273492″][quote comment=”273471″]…hey with all the chatter about the Texans new logo it got me thinking. Didn’t the Tigers have two different cap logos for a while? MLB.com now has what appears to be similar logos on the navy caps with orange and white, but I swear that they used to be different. Any Tigers fans out there?[/quote]

    The Tigers used their alternate “Tiger-Through-The-D” alternate logo on road caps from 1994 through 1997. Could that be what you’re thinking of?[/quote]

    Thanks, that must be it. Still amazes how many “D”s they’ve used over the years.

  • Duckstyle187 | May 30, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”273496″][quote comment=”273493″]
    That’s what my fiancee said during last nighst games. Bu they’ve lost just as frequntly in that jersey as in the others. Meaning it’s gotta be one of the players or coaches just talking the others into it because of personal preference. Perosnally, I blame it all on Swisher, boy ain’t right….at the plate either.[/quote]

    In past years, it was usually a streak thing, but this year they seem to almost always wear black. I think it’s a “pitcher gets to choose” thing. I don’t mind it, but it has gotten to the point where it looks weird to see them in anything other than the Black.[/quote]

    Not wierd, classy. The Sox have two of the best looking uniforms in the sport; the gray being my personal favorite. Up until this season I never had any beef with the black jersey, they seemed to wear it maybe twice a week, but this year they’ve become way to in love with it. Seriously, this is an alternate, it needs to be treated that way, period.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”273500″][quote comment=”273495″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    One could say that they should either control the ‘alts’ … or delete them.[/quote]
    [RIMSHOT][/quote]

    Very Good!!!

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    That’s a given. I’ve even heard rumors of some colorblindness among them!

    http://i107.photobuc...

    Those guys…I throw to them?

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”273508″][quote comment=”273504″][quote comment=”273502″][quote comment=”273499″][quote comment=”273498″][quote comment=”273497″]If you think thatthe Nike mouse and alternate jerseys are stupid, raise your left hand!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Those Bears need to be taught their left hand from their right.[/quote]

    … though that photo reminds me … is it coincidence that the Bears and Cubs (that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today) number fonts are – for the most part – very, very similar (though considerably longer on the football field)?[/quote]
    Ah, yes…first-place Cubs….is it pure coincidence that “June” and “swoon” rhyme? ;-)[/quote]

    And this is why I have to brag about it as much as I can while I can.[/quote]

    Ah yes, an unfortunate side effect of the White Sox takin car of business. Btw, is everyone writing it Carlos Quentin on their All-Satr ballots, like they should be?[/quote]
    So far, so good:

    http://arizona.diamo...
    I know that Mayor Daley voted for him, and so did his dad…..twice

  • KT | May 30, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned or not, but the Seattle Pilots have put scrambled eggs on the brims of their caps.

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”273507″]This isn’t uniform related but since Paul wrote an article about facial hair and baseball not long ago I thought some of you would find this interesting…..

    http://www.dyers.org...

    Super Mario … I’m going to be giggling about that the rest of the day …

  • Jeff | May 30, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    Re: Last sentence of the Ticker.

    A. Hey! There are kids here!
    B. You stay classy, Uni Watch.
    C. More than we really wanted to know.
    D. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!

  • Terry Mark | May 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    It looked to me like there was some serious arching issues with Marineros jersey that Yuniesky Betancourt was wearing in the photo accompanying the article. I trust someone will notice and fix it before Seattle takes the field in those jerseys. It would seriously mar the tribute if the jerseys looked like they were put together by a junior high sewing class.

  • KT | May 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    Surprised you haven’t mentioned that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed from orange, white and red to red and pewter. They changed their logo, too.

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”273518″]Surprised you haven’t mentioned that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed from orange, white and red to red and pewter. They changed their logo, too.[/quote]

    Don’t forget, the Cubs and Yankees have started wearing pinstripes – on their baseball uniforms!

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273514″]Don’t know if it’s been mentioned or not, but the Seattle Pilots have put scrambled eggs on the brims of their caps.[/quote]

    If that’s to make Cubs fans think of 1969 (and even it wasn’t intended to, it could have that result)…nicely oblique, arcane and website-appropriate.

  • LI Phil's stand-in | May 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    I’m here all week, try the veal

  • Banker Bill | May 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”273521″]I’m here all week, try the veal[/quote]
    DAMMIT PHIL’S STAND IN!

  • Alan #44 | May 30, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”273516″]Re: Last sentence of the Ticker.

    A. Hey! There are kids here!
    B. You stay classy, Uni Watch.
    C. More than we really wanted to know.
    D. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more![/quote]

    Could it be an engagement ring?

  • Evan | May 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”273489″]I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned anything about the Seattle Sounders FC unveiling their new jersey with Xbox 360 as the sponsor…
    http://gosounders.bl...[/quote]
    Check yesterdays ticker it was mentioned

  • LI Phil's stand-in | May 30, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”273522″][quote comment=”273521″]I’m here all week, try the veal[/quote]
    DAMMIT PHIL’S STAND IN![/quote]

    Can you feel the love in the room?

    You left out the obligatory “GET OFF MY LAWN”

  • KT | May 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but Sports Illustrated has a cover this week where Derek Jeter has NOB and his wearing road grays at Yankee Stadium.

    Plus, there’s a green dot on the back of his helmet and I’m not sure what it is for.

  • Steve | May 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”273526″]Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but Sports Illustrated has a cover this week where Derek Jeter has NOB and his wearing road grays at Yankee Stadium.

    Plus, there’s a green dot on the back of his helmet and I’m not sure what it is for.[/quote]
    Oh yeah — I saw that too!! Did you know that Seattle has a new MLS team as well?? They’re sponsored by Nintendo or Sega Genesis or something…

    (insert sarcasm here)

  • LI Phil's stand-in | May 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”273527″][quote comment=”273526″]Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but Sports Illustrated has a cover this week where Derek Jeter has NOB and his wearing road grays at Yankee Stadium.

    Plus, there’s a green dot on the back of his helmet and I’m not sure what it is for.[/quote]
    Oh yeah — I saw that too!! Did you know that Seattle has a new MLS team as well?? They’re sponsored by Nintendo or Sega Genesis or something…

    (insert sarcasm here)[/quote]
    Ladies….let’s play nice
    http://www.threadbom...

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    Zambrano pinch-hitting for Lilly (after Lilly gave up 7 runs in three innings). Perfect.

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273528″][quote comment=”273527″][quote comment=”273526″]Don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but Sports Illustrated has a cover this week where Derek Jeter has NOB and his wearing road grays at Yankee Stadium.

    Plus, there’s a green dot on the back of his helmet and I’m not sure what it is for.[/quote]
    Oh yeah — I saw that too!! Did you know that Seattle has a new MLS team as well?? They’re sponsored by Nintendo or Sega Genesis or something…

    (insert sarcasm here)[/quote]
    Ladies….let’s play nice
    http://www.threadbom...

    Hmmmm…Friday afternoon. Everyone warming up for the traditional and ever-popular UniWatch Weekend Zing-a-thon?

    (and the following group prayer at midfield, of course)

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    Oops, forgot…
    (RIMSHOT)

  • LI Phil's stand-in | May 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273529″]Zambrano pinch-hitting for Lilly (after Lilly gave up 7 runs in three innings). Perfect.[/quote]
    Soriano drop anything in left yet?
    Couldn’t resist

  • Kevin from Ohio in Virginia | May 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    Who or what is milesofsparks?

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    i figured it’s someone whose muffling is dragging.

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”273531″]Oops, forgot…
    (RIMSHOT)[/quote]
    DAMMIT RICKO!

  • ryan c #40 | May 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    “that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today…”

    … and, you can thank the pirates for that!!!

    sheesh!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING!

  • Matt | May 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    Im pretty sure Betancourt just pushes his sleeve up. I could be mistaken tho.

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”273537″]”that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today…”

    … and, you can thank the pirates for that!!!

    sheesh![/quote]

    Every credits the Pirates for the Cubs success this year, but wouldn’t a 22-19 team be considered pretty decent?

    That’s the Pirates record when they AREN’T playing the Cubs!

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”273533″]Who or what is milesofsparks?[/quote]

    I dunno … last year’s American Idol winner 10 years from now, maybe?

  • david | May 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    http://wwwcache.wral...

    whats with the helmet?

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”273495″][quote comment=”273480″][quote comment=”273479″]The White Sox have worn their black alt’s 4 games in a row. I used to like it, now I want to burn it.[/quote]

    Sometimes I think teams wear their ‘alts’ more than their actual home/away uniforms. Once again, I hate alternates and third jerseys. Stupid.[/quote]

    One could say that they should either control the ‘alts’ … or delete them.[/quote]

    Walaitis, you are brilliant, man. Keep it up–you actually made me laugh out loud.

    The reason for ump numbers:

    http://www.nancarrow...

    I need to know where Laz Diaz is at all times!

    (that’s beyond my ability for html coding).

    By the way, Boston fans, you guys are nuts–and I mean that in the best sense. I went there over Labor Day–er, Memorial Day Weekend, and there was Boston gear everywhere. Red Sox, Celtics, and Pats–not so much the Bruins. Of course, it pained me as a MN fan because I saw Garnett, Big Papi, and Moss jerseys everywhere.

    I am going back in August, hopefully to see a game at Fenway and root for the opposition. That should be a blast!

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”273537″]”that is, the Cubs who have the best record in baseball all day long today…”

    … and, you can thank the pirates for that!!!

    sheesh![/quote]
    ….and the Dodgers……

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts!

  • Joe | May 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    Paul and other NY uniwatchers,

    I’ll be in Brooklyn next weekend for a bachelor party. One of the locals has been suggested that we start at new gourmet beer bar in Brooklyn called Beer Table. After dinner, the next stop was suggested to be The Brooklyn Inn bar.

    I’m from out of town. Anybody know these places?
    (And, please, keep it classy on the bachelor party comments.)

    Thanks.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    Perfidy? Didn’t she win Survivor (blogging … watching reality TV … Oh my gosh. They’re right!)

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    JMFinC, hey, if you can use ‘shenanigans’, I can use ‘perfidy’! And you owe me a dollar–I ain’t that cheap!

    By the way, I have a dilemma. Wang (for the Yankees) is pitching against the Twins (my hometown team). Wang is from Taiwan (where my parents are from), and every time he wins, the stock market in Taiwan goes up. Every time he loses, it goes down. I hate the Yanks, but I always root for Wang to win.

    So, for whom do I root in this match-up? The Twins, of course! And I like their unis better, too. Heresy, I know, but I neever did like pinstripes.

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    I thought the word was “perfididity”

  • Mike Engle | May 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”273551″][quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    JMFinC, hey, if you can use ‘shenanigans’, I can use ‘perfidy’! And you owe me a dollar–I ain’t that cheap!

    By the way, I have a dilemma. Wang (for the Yankees) is pitching against the Twins (my hometown team). Wang is from Taiwan (where my parents are from), and every time he wins, the stock market in Taiwan goes up. Every time he loses, it goes down. I hate the Yanks, but I always root for Wang to win.

    So, for whom do I root in this match-up? The Twins, of course! And I like their unis better, too. Heresy, I know, but I neever did like pinstripes.[/quote]
    So if in said match-up, the Yanks were away, you’d root for them, as they would be pinstripe-less?

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    Walaitis, I think you’re thinking of her evil twin sister, Pernicious. Or perhaps the prissy one, Persnickety.

    I don’t watch reality shows, so I’m just making fun of them, naturally.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”273551″][quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    JMFinC, hey, if you can use ‘shenanigans’, I can use ‘perfidy’! And you owe me a dollar–I ain’t that cheap!

    By the way, I have a dilemma. Wang (for the Yankees) is pitching against the Twins (my hometown team). Wang is from Taiwan (where my parents are from), and every time he wins, the stock market in Taiwan goes up. Every time he loses, it goes down. I hate the Yanks, but I always root for Wang to win.

    So, for whom do I root in this match-up? The Twins, of course! And I like their unis better, too. Heresy, I know, but I neever did like pinstripes.[/quote]
    Far be it for me to cast aspersions on your un-cheap-ness….my grandfather always used to refer to the more exotic words in the English language as “25 cent words”, hence my comment.
    BTW- exactly how cheap are you? ;-)

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:51 pm |

    Mike Engle, nope. I hate the Yankees, regardless, but I will root for Wang when he’s not pitching against the Twins.

    Oh, Boston fans–the other thing that cracked me up is all the ‘official’ whatever of the Red Sox. My favorite? Wise–the official Potato Chip and Cheez Doodle sponsor of the World Champion Boston Red Sox.

    Snicker.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”273553″][quote comment=”273551″][quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    JMFinC, hey, if you can use ‘shenanigans’, I can use ‘perfidy’! And you owe me a dollar–I ain’t that cheap!

    By the way, I have a dilemma. Wang (for the Yankees) is pitching against the Twins (my hometown team). Wang is from Taiwan (where my parents are from), and every time he wins, the stock market in Taiwan goes up. Every time he loses, it goes down. I hate the Yanks, but I always root for Wang to win.

    So, for whom do I root in this match-up? The Twins, of course! And I like their unis better, too. Heresy, I know, but I neever did like pinstripes.[/quote]
    So if in said match-up, the Yanks were away, you’d root for them, as they would be pinstripe-less?[/quote]
    Thank you for not saying that she’s pulling for Wang
    [RIMSHOT]

  • Minna H. | May 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    JMFinC, I can be persuaded with tickets to a local game and a hot dog. And a program. And a pop (soda for the non-Midwesterners). And a signed game-worn jersey. And, and, and…so you see, I really am not cheap!

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    I just wet myself a little.

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”273558″]JMFinC, I can be persuaded with tickets to a local game and a hot dog. And a program. And a pop (soda for the non-Midwesterners). And a signed game-worn jersey. And, and, and…so you see, I really am not cheap![/quote]
    …add the 10…..carry the 2…..plus a gazillion……

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”273559″]I just wet myself a little.[/quote]
    You need some pointers from her:
    http://www.foxnews.c...

  • Jets/Mets Fan in Chicagoland | May 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    Enjoy yourselves, all.
    It is 4PM in Chicagoland, and I am off like a prom dress.
    Hasta lumbago!

  • Walaitis | May 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”273561″][quote comment=”273559″]I just wet myself a little.[/quote]
    You need some pointers from her:
    http://www.foxnews.c...

    Sure it’s not about uniforms, but after being down 8-0 after three innings, then winning 10-9 … wow.

    Sorry, my friends in Colorado. I feel your pain. Believe me.

  • Mike Engle | May 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”273557″][quote comment=”273553″][quote comment=”273551″][quote comment=”273549″][quote comment=”273548″][quote comment=”273547″][quote comment=”273545″][quote comment=”273538″][quote comment=”273535″]MUFFLER.
    (jeez, it IS Friday afternoon)[/quote]

    Could she be the future ex-Mrs.Lukas?

    JUST KIDDING![/quote]

    JMFinC, second funniest post of the day. I *think* I know who it is, and you all would, too, if you paid really close attention to Paul’s posts![/quote]
    Gracias….
    Of course, if one might be inclined to Google the phrase ‘milesofsparks’ one might find a MySpace page of a Brooklyn lass…..
    All hypotetically, of course, we UW-ers have no time for such shenanigans[/quote]

    JMFinC, that’s cheating! And we Uni-Watchers are above such perfidy. Besides, there isn’t much info there, anyway (I don’t have an account). It’s all in Paul’s own words–all you have to do is find the hidden treasure.

    By the way, Boston fans, Garnett in green still looks strange to this MN gal.[/quote]
    “perfidy”?
    Here’s your quarter[/quote]

    JMFinC, hey, if you can use ‘shenanigans’, I can use ‘perfidy’! And you owe me a dollar–I ain’t that cheap!

    By the way, I have a dilemma. Wang (for the Yankees) is pitching against the Twins (my hometown team). Wang is from Taiwan (where my parents are from), and every time he wins, the stock market in Taiwan goes up. Every time he loses, it goes down. I hate the Yanks, but I always root for Wang to win.

    So, for whom do I root in this match-up? The Twins, of course! And I like their unis better, too. Heresy, I know, but I neever did like pinstripes.[/quote]
    So if in said match-up, the Yanks were away, you’d root for them, as they would be pinstripe-less?[/quote]
    Thank you for not saying that she’s pulling for Wang
    [RIMSHOT][/quote]
    I’m just hoping Wang doesn’t get yanked prematurely.
    [DODGES TOMATO]

  • Ricko | May 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm |

    Trade him to Red Sox. Get him an endorsement deal with that cheese doodle company.

    Then he can be the “Official Red Sox Cheese Wang Doodle.”

  • MikeR | May 30, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”273457″]

    Sharing a locker in a newly built $900 million crown jewel NFL stadium…brilliant[/quote]
    Makes sense to me. It would be a waste of resources for a team to build a few dozen extra lockers for players who aren’t going to be with the team for more than a few weeks.

  • BullManUGA | May 30, 2008 at 7:24 pm |

    Braves are wearing the all-blue hats again. I like them with their away jerseys.

  • BullManUGA | May 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm |

    Francoeur is wearing stirrups tonight. It appears he put them on backwards as Joe Simpson pointed out.

  • KT | May 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm |

    RE: Texans’ alternate logo.

    Not as good as this one:

    http://members.fortu...

  • KT | May 30, 2008 at 7:55 pm |

    Oh, eff you fortunecity.
    Try this one:

    http://houstonsports...

  • James Craven | May 30, 2008 at 7:57 pm |

    What the hell is this with the gold “C” in “UCLA” I ask?

  • S. Bennett | May 30, 2008 at 8:36 pm |

    Am I the only one who has an issue with the new Adidas soccer logo on the sleeve of the German national team shirt? Seems like a bad memory from history class.

    Bottom panel:

    [URL=http://www.subsidesports.com/uk/store/product_zoom.jsp?image=/uk/images/product/xlarge/GermanyHSS0709.jpg]That logo[/URL

    SB

  • S. Bennett | May 30, 2008 at 8:38 pm |
  • Brendan | May 30, 2008 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”273572″]Am I the only one who has an issue with the new Adidas soccer logo on the sleeve of the German national team shirt? Seems like a bad memory from history class.

    Bottom panel:

    [URL=http://www.subsidesports.com/uk/store/product_zoom.jsp?image=/uk/images/product/xlarge/GermanyHSS0709.jpg]That logo[/URL]

    SB[/quote]

    Yes. It looks more like an amputated octopus than anything else to me.

  • Patrick | May 30, 2008 at 10:00 pm |

    Why is it that every online pic of the Braves wearing the all-blue cap is an aerial shot?! Were all the regular broadcast cameras broken and they had to call in the Goodyear blimp? To make this uni-related, I do like that cap.

  • Brendan | May 30, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”273574″][quote comment=”273572″]Am I the only one who has an issue with the new Adidas soccer logo on the sleeve of the German national team shirt? Seems like a bad memory from history class.

    Bottom panel:

    [URL=http://www.subsidesports.com/uk/store/product_zoom.jsp?image=/uk/images/product/xlarge/GermanyHSS0709.jpg]That logo[/URL]

    SB[/quote]

    Yes. It looks more like an amputated octopus than anything else to me.[/quote]

    BTW, those are great uniforms. None of adidas’s stupid crap shows up (it’s there, but you can only see it in person), they didn’t try to convince the DFB to change thir logo, and it has the stars in the proper place (unlike Italy’s new logo and jerseys), and I love the idea of the horizontal chest stripes.

    The only problem is that I feel the chest stripes should be of equal thickness, just like Germany’s flag, instead of the fat black with the thin red and yellow.

  • Mack | May 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm |

    Apparently Rajon Rondo’s Celtics t-shirt is missing one I. CELTCS

  • nick | May 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”273571″]What the hell is this with the gold “C” in “UCLA” I ask?[/quote]

    Something to do with the 100th year (centennial) of UCLA (School, Basketball, I don’t know)

  • nick | May 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”273578″][quote comment=”273571″]What the hell is this with the gold “C” in “UCLA” I ask?[/quote]

    Something to do with the 100th year (centennial) of UCLA (School, Basketball, I don’t know)[/quote]

    The Gold “C” stands out for the Roman numeral “C”, which is 100. At least I hope so.

    There, I have had my Cliff Clavin from Cheers minute of a little knowledge that may or may not be correct.

    Let’s all be happy that the “C” wasn’t done in “Vegas Gold”, the worst replacement color for teams that should be wearing Old Gold in the annuls of any sport uniform color.

  • David | May 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    Rajon Rondo is definitely wearing his headband on upside down. Poor ol’ Jerry West is head over heels on his head.

    That, and Prince Fielder might look worse than Eric Gagne in a baseball uniform.

  • Greg V. | May 30, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”273567″]Braves are wearing the all-blue hats again. I like them with their away jerseys.[/quote]

    Thom Brennaman was doing the Reds’ TV broadcast tonight and he sad the Braves would be wearing the solid blue caps on the road until they lost a game. They lost in 11 innings tonight. The Uniwatch cliffhanger begins…

  • simon | May 30, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    Moroccan hockey jersey for the upcoming Arab Cup to be contested between Algeria, Morocco, UAE, and Kuwait.
    http://photos-a.ak.f...

  • Bob A | May 31, 2008 at 1:07 am |

    [quote comment=”273566″][quote comment=”273457″]

    Sharing a locker in a newly built $900 million crown jewel NFL stadium…brilliant[/quote]
    Makes sense to me. It would be a waste of resources for a team to build a few dozen extra lockers for players who aren’t going to be with the team for more than a few weeks.[/quote]

    Yup, keep in mind that the Texans use their regular season home as their training camp. There are about 60 lockers which is more than enough for the team during the season. Why build a room with 80 lockers? Use that space for a terrific players lounge with huge flat panels and video games, nice meeting rooms for individual position units, the biggest and most well equipped workout room I’ve ever seen which includes an office for what must be every member of the training staff, swimming pools, several large in the ground whirlpool and water therapy pools etc, etc.

    Some people do nothing but criticize. Sez more about them than the organization. The internet makes everyone a genius, an expert, or humorist. [shrug]

  • Original Jim | May 31, 2008 at 1:54 am |

    [quote comment=”273577″]Apparently Rajon Rondo’s Celtics t-shirt is missing one I. CELTCS[/quote]

    The shirt’s obviously wrinkled. You can’t see the second “B” in “Basketball” either.

  • Wahl | May 31, 2008 at 3:00 am |

    where can u buy the white shooting shirt with the gold letters that the celts are wearing?

  • JP | May 31, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”273583″][quote comment=”273566″][quote comment=”273457″]

    Sharing a locker in a newly built $900 million crown jewel NFL stadium…brilliant[/quote]
    Makes sense to me. It would be a waste of resources for a team to build a few dozen extra lockers for players who aren’t going to be with the team for more than a few weeks.[/quote]

    Yup, keep in mind that the Texans use their regular season home as their training camp. There are about 60 lockers which is more than enough for the team during the season. Why build a room with 80 lockers? Use that space for a terrific players lounge with huge flat panels and video games, nice meeting rooms for individual position units, the biggest and most well equipped workout room I’ve ever seen which includes an office for what must be every member of the training staff, swimming pools, several large in the ground whirlpool and water therapy pools etc, etc.

    Some people do nothing but criticize. Sez more about them than the organization. The internet makes everyone a genius, an expert, or humorist. [shrug][/quote]

    I’m sure the players prefer that to going to some tiny college an hour away, where they use D-II and D-III facilities. Let’s see… packing and having my own tiny locker, or keeping everything in the same spot and doubling up in a gorgeous facility?

    Besides, being doubled up really reveals a lot about your chances to make the team, doesn’t it?

  • zach | June 1, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    The braves also wore their alt. caps on friday night as well and the reds wore their alt. jersey on saturday.