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Wear Fake Stirrups, Get Torched*

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Let this be a lesson, Todd Wellemeyer. Also, best not to groove pitches to Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell … in consecutive at-bats. —Bryan

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75 comments to Wear Fake Stirrups, Get Torched*

  • Jeff | June 14, 2008 at 7:50 am |

    Then the O’s go and wear these and come back from a 6-1 deficit against the Pirates who chose not to cooperate by wearing their current unis instead of the one’s from 1979.

  • Art | June 14, 2008 at 7:55 am |

    Were the O’s uniforms button-down or pull-over in 1979? The Bucs should have their black uniforms with yellow pants complete with pill-box hat! The O’s should have worn the Orange tops!!!!

  • TF | June 14, 2008 at 8:00 am |

    The Os’ tops were in fact button down in 79. The orange alts were pull over though. I thought they looked great last night and especially loved that they went with historically acurate helmets except for the Coolflows.

  • Hed-Bone11 | June 14, 2008 at 8:36 am |

    Alot of people at Camden Yard was talking about how great the O’s looked last night. Bring back the cartoon bird.

  • James Craven | June 14, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Whilst on the subject of THEY REFUSE TO GET IT(TM), The A’s didn’t wear throwbacks against the Giants last naight as well.

  • carmenfanzone | June 14, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    You’d think that interleague play would be the perfect opportunity to wear the throwbacks. You had a couple 70’s World Series match-ups last night, but the O’s were the only ones to go throwback. (Except for the Jays, who do it every Friday at home)

  • Ricko | June 14, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Anyone know how TBTC nights work? I thought I’d heard that the home team foots the bill for both sets of uniforms…which would explain why so many times only the home team changes unis.

    Someone mentioned it would have been cool if the Cubs P.A. announcer used a megaphone the other day. I know on the very first TBTC when the White Sox did it at old Comiskey, the P.A. guy WAS down on the field with a magaphone. I also remember that the players really liked the unis and many said they’d just as soon wear them every day. I think a lot of guys have never experienced how comfortable baggier pants do feel. And, in the case of those White Sox unis there were no stirrups, just white kneehighs…so lord knows they were convenient.

    I look at it this way, if ankle length pants really did work better, football uniforms wouldn’t stop at the knee and Cooperalls would have caught on for hockey.

  • Roger Faso | June 14, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”275569″] I think a lot of guys have never experienced how comfortable baggier pants do feel. [/quote]

    unless, of course, your name is prince

  • Steve | June 14, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”275563″]Then the O’s go and wear these and come back from a 6-1 deficit against the Pirates who chose not to cooperate by wearing their current unis instead of the one’s from 1979.[/quote]
    I love that the Orioles went all-out with the batting helmets as well. Usually you see the club keep their usual batting helmets for throwback nights.

  • The Ol Goaler | June 14, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    If fake stirrups were Wellemeyer’s downfall last night, it sure took a long time for the “jinx” to affect him… in his previous seven starts, “The Colonel” was 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA, holding the opposition to a .256 batting average, striking out 26 while walking 13. The only St. Louis pitcher who didn’t get “lit up” last night was infielder Aaron Miles, who pitched a perfect ninth.

    Most of the Cardinals wear today’s horrid “pajama pants” style of uniform… Then there’s infielder Brendan Ryan, who rocks the old-school stirrups.

  • Stuby | June 14, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”275570″]We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.[/quote]
    Am I seeing things correctly? Were the Giants TBTC caps really without the MLB patch on the back? Talk about doing it up right.

  • Billy | June 14, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    The O’s helmets were their usual helmets, but they put a white sticker with logo across the front and an orange over the bill to give it the ’79 look. The white was way too short and gave a visor appearance, probably because they couldn’t put the sticker over the cool-flo vents.

    As for the Pirates, the O’s said it was a celebration of the ’79 season and AL Championship, not the World Series, so they did not have the Pirates participate.

  • Ricko | June 14, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    But if it’s the home team that has to pick up the tab, then the visitors may not even have been asked to play along.

    Now, if they WERE invited and refused to wear uniforms someone else would pay for, then yeah, they’re being stuffy.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote]As for the Pirates, the O’s said it was a celebration of the ‘79 season and AL Championship, not the World Series, so they did not have the Pirates participate.[/quote]

    the bucs beat those o’s, 4-3, in 1979…so i can see not asking them to participate

    however, it’s fuckin LAME, since they WERE the two participants IN that 1979 WS…if you’re celebrating you AL championship team…and you have 159 other games to do it…why would you choose to do so against the team you actually played (and lost to) in the big dance?

    and whom amongst us wouldn’t have LOVED to see this last night?

  • Dan King | June 14, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”275563″]Then the O’s go and wear these and come back from a 6-1 deficit against the Pirates who chose not to cooperate by wearing their current unis instead of the one’s from 1979.[/quote]
    i’m usually not one way or the other on the stirrups issue, but damn those look nice.

  • Roger Faso | June 14, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”275574″][quote comment=”275570″]We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.[/quote]
    Am I seeing things correctly? Were the Giants TBTC caps really without the MLB patch on the back? Talk about doing it up right.[/quote]

    They also went with elastic waistbands.

  • Gabe | June 14, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    According to an article on the Pirates homepage. The equipment manager said that they were not asked to participate and they only found out when the read about it.

  • JMF | June 14, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    When it comes to throwback uniform games, the Home Team is responsible for buying both their uniforms and the visiting team’s jerseys. So it is not the fault of the Oakland A’s or the Pittsbrgh Pirates for wearing their regular uniformslast night but the decision of the home team to not provide throwbacks for the visitors.

  • =bg= | June 14, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    top of my head…dodgers, tigers?

  • John Z. | June 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”275579″][quote comment=”275574″][quote comment=”275570″]We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.[/quote]
    Am I seeing things correctly? Were the Giants TBTC caps really without the MLB patch on the back? Talk about doing it up right.[/quote]

    They also went with elastic waistbands.[/quote]

    Too bad the logo was still on the back of the jersey… just like zito, not quite good enough

  • Andy--01 | June 14, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    Cardinals have no alternate uni, but do have an alternate hat (navy hat, red bill, single bird on bat).

  • KT | June 14, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”275570″]We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.[/quote]

    The Brewers did not in the first throwback game ever.

    I didn’t realize it was a requirement. Nice touch? Yeah. But why should I be required to change my clothes just because you change yours? Even if you offer to pay for it?

    Why do I have to do that? To satisfy you?

  • C.N. | June 14, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”275587″]Cardinals have no alternate uni, but do have an alternate hat (navy hat, red bill, single bird on bat).[/quote]

    Which I happen to think is a very good way to do it. And unlike most teams who come to mind (i.e. Red Sox), they actually wear them during Sunday night games, because they wear the hats every Sunday home game. Whenever the Red Sox are on Sunday night baseball at home, they always wear white. Of course, sometimes they make up for that by wearing the red alts beforehand, but still…

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote]Whenever the Red Sox are on Sunday night baseball at home, they always wear white.[/quote]

    there is, of course, an easy solution here

  • Marcus from B-More | June 14, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    the throwbacks worn by “Dem O’s” last night were great, but not completely accurate (if my eyes are seeing the stripe on the pants correctly)

    http://www.morphizm....
    Frank Robinson

    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    last night

  • Jack | June 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”275590″][quote comment=”275587″]Whenever the Red Sox are on Sunday night baseball at home, they always wear white.[/quote]

    So you mean, like every Sunday?

  • Jack | June 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    Oh, and also, I think the Astos DO have a system, they just have so many variations that it doesn’t seem like it. I know they wear the pinstripes as their “normal” uniform, but then they usually go with the clean whites for day (weekday) games and then the red alts for Sunday games. I think.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote]then the red alts for Sunday games. I think.[/quote]

    …and monday
    …and tuesday
    …and wednesday
    …and thursday
    …and friday

    …and saturday

    i think drayton mclane likes them or something

  • Bob Andrews | June 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”275592″]the throwbacks worn by “Dem O’s” last night were great, but not completely accurate (if my eyes are seeing the stripe on the pants correctly)

    http://www.morphizm....
    Frank Robinson

    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    last night[/quote]

    That FRobby pic is from 70 or 71. Not the same uni era as the 79’s they were reviving last nite.

    re: last nites O’s gear. It like the top/pants/stirrups but that hat, ugh. I hated the white panel then, and I hate it now. Makes them look like counslors at Camp Happy Bird. Now the 60s/70s black and orange hat. That’s a far different issue. That was sweet looking. And I say this as an Oriole fan of nearly 50 years.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”275596″][quote comment=”275592″]the throwbacks worn by “Dem O’s” last night were great, but not completely accurate (if my eyes are seeing the stripe on the pants correctly)

    http://www.morphizm....
    Frank Robinson

    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    last night[/quote]

    That FRobby pic is from 70 or 71. Not the same uni era as the 79’s they were reviving last nite.

    re: last nites O’s gear. It like the top/pants/stirrups but that hat, ugh. I hated the white panel then, and I hate it now. Makes them look like counslors at Camp Happy Bird. Now the 60s/70s black and orange hat. That’s a far different issue. That was sweet looking. And I say this as an Oriole fan of nearly 50 years.[/quote]

    yeah…”f-rob” (his 2008 nickname?) wasn’t wearing the same year…judging from DTTN, i’d say it’s 1970, based on the belt, as opposed to the sansabelt style of 1971 and beyond

  • =bg= | June 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    Rovell loves the new USOpen logo.
    http://www.cnbc.com/...

  • lukejameslarson | June 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    there are some LAAAAAngels illustrations in this story by eric neel on the espn.

  • Christopher | June 14, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    Too bad its a Saturday thread… lots of beautiful throwbacks Friday. Giants unis are one of my favorites of all time… yes, they should ditch their goofy black alts and go all orange.

  • Frank from B-more | June 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    Ref the O’s:
    I love the cartoon bird, and rock a white panel cap on a daily basis. With the change to the road unis upcoming, I hope the PTB embrace the past and add a cartoon bird cap to the current uni somehow. I was excited when we went orithilogically correct back in 89, but the constant updates have become boring. Loved the orange stirrups, but next time invite F. Robinson or Palmer down to ensure they aren’t backwards.

  • lukejameslarson | June 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    eric bonine is making his MLB debut starting for the tigers today vs the dodgers. he is also wearing stirrups. he (besides #B coach gene lamont) is the first tiger that i’ve seen wear stirrups (in a non-throwback game) in years. low-cut holes, but he looked good striking out juan pierre (and his stirrups.)

  • johnny | June 14, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”275585″][quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    top of my head…dodgers, tigers?[/quote]

    Giants do have alternates, they have the all black uniform

  • Mike Engle | June 14, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”275603″][quote comment=”275585″][quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    top of my head…dodgers, tigers?[/quote]

    Giants do have alternates, they have the all black uniform[/quote]
    Discontinued since two years after B*nds’ 73-HR season.

  • Tim Z. | June 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    Unfortunately, The Cardinals raise ’em to wear fake stirrups: shield your eyes.

  • Mike Engle | June 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”275605″]Unfortunately, The Cardinals raise ’em to wear fake stirrups: shield your eyes.[/quote]
    Not necessarily. Most minor league teams are mandated by the respective parent clubs to show the hose. The Cardinals are no exception. However, unlike most teams, they do not have a solid sock option. Everybody gets the stripes.
    So why the fakes? Well, everybody knows that one-piece socks are cheaper to order and maintain than stirrups and sanis. Make it to the bigs and you can wear real stirrups like Brendan Ryan. Or not.

  • lukejameslarson | June 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”275602″]eric bonine is making his MLB debut starting for the tigers today vs the dodgers. he is also wearing stirrups. he (besides #B coach gene lamont) is the first tiger that i’ve seen wear stirrups (in a non-throwback game) in years. low-cut holes, but he looked good striking out juan pierre (and his stirrups.)[/quote]

    sorry, EDDIE bonine.

  • Ellie | June 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm |

    You were mentioned on Mets Weekly today when there was a segment on how the uniform jerseys are made. They guy mentioned how somebody asked him about Johan Santana’s sleeves.

  • =bg= | June 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”275603″][quote comment=”275585″][quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    top of my head…dodgers, tigers?[/quote]

    Giants do have alternates, they have the all black uniform[/quote]

    Nope.
    Creme @ home, gray on the road. The only have one game cap too, for home and away. I don’t even know if they have BP jerseys or caps, actually.

  • Dan | June 14, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    Watching the Red Sox vs Reds game, I noticed that Papelbon is wearing an old wool NewEra cap. Other than the sweat stains, the big giveaway that he is not wearing the current format is the lack of a ‘3D’ MLB logo on the back of it. Sorry, I have no screen capture of it.

  • QualityStarts | June 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm |

    [quote comment=\”275590\”][quote comment=\”275587\”]Cardinals have no alternate uni, but do have an alternate hat (navy hat, red bill, single bird on bat).[/quote]

    Which I happen to think is a very good way to do it. And unlike most teams who come to mind (i.e. Red Sox), they actually wear them during Sunday night games, because they wear the hats every Sunday home game. Whenever the Red Sox are on Sunday night baseball at home, they always wear white. Of course, sometimes they make up for that by wearing the red alts beforehand, but still…[/quote]

    I\’m not sure what you\’re getting at here. Do you mean you wish the Red Sox wore the red alts on sunday night baseball?

  • TD | June 14, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    Saw the highlights of the Giants throwbacks at dinner last night, and I was seriously annoyed that they didn’t wear the orange sannies. Everyone around me thought I was nuts of course.

  • Matt Takimoto | June 14, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”275609″][quote comment=”275603″][quote comment=”275585″][quote comment=”275584″]I wish the SFGs would keep those as an alt. And when I say alt, I MEAN an alt; IE; maybe once a month, you know? Not like the frickin Astros who wear ’em every night. Or maybe just keep em for Friday night home games or something.

    How many MLB teams have no alt? Giants…Yankees..?[/quote]

    top of my head…dodgers, tigers?[/quote]

    Giants do have alternates, they have the all black uniform[/quote]

    Nope.
    Creme @ home, gray on the road. The only have one game cap too, for home and away. I don’t even know if they have BP jerseys or caps, actually.[/quote]

    they definitely have black BP jerseys and the ear strips caps with the “G” on them instead of “SF”, just no game alt.

    and i also would’ve loved to see the orange sanis

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote]Do you mean you wish the Red Sox wore the red alts on sunday night baseball?[/quote]

    i, for one, wish we didn’t have to worry about that

  • Jack | June 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”275595″][quote]then the red alts for Sunday games. I think.[/quote]

    …and monday
    …and tuesday
    …and wednesday
    …and thursday
    …and friday

    …and saturday

    i think drayton mclane likes them or something[/quote]

    Well, I guess I’m wrong because they’re wearing them now. I just know they were wearing the pinstripes at the (night)game I went to on Wednesday vs. the Brewers, and then wore the reds the very next afternoon, but wore the stripes again last night vs the Yanks. But they’re back to red again, so I have no fuckin’ clue.

  • Htown Tim | June 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”275606″][quote comment=”275605″]Unfortunately, The Cardinals raise ’em to wear fake stirrups: shield your eyes.[/quote]
    Not necessarily. Most minor league teams are mandated by the respective parent clubs to show the hose. The Cardinals are no exception. However, unlike most teams, they do not have a solid sock option. Everybody gets the stripes.
    So why the fakes? Well, everybody knows that one-piece socks are cheaper to order and maintain than stirrups and sanis. Make it to the bigs and you can wear real stirrups like Brendan Ryan. Or not.[/quote]

    on the flip side..the Astros don’t let their minor league clubs wear their socks high, I’m not exactly sure why. This is why Hunter Pence wears his high every game.

    Also, the Astros wear the pinstripes for home games, all whites for saturdays and day games, and red with “Astros” on sundays. As for the almost non existant away jerseys, Drayton hates them so thats why they dont wear them, opting to go with the “Houston” red alts on the road. That makes 5 jerseys with only 4 being used normally.

  • James Craven | June 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”275570″]“We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this…”

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    “When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities.”[/quote]

    Quoth The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show

    “LET’S DO THE TIME WARP(ED) AGAIN!”

  • Jack | June 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”275602″]eric bonine is making his MLB debut starting for the tigers today vs the dodgers. he is also wearing stirrups. he (besides #B coach gene lamont) is the first tiger that i’ve seen wear stirrups (in a non-throwback game) in years. low-cut holes, but he looked good striking out juan pierre (and his stirrups.)[/quote]

    I seem to remember seeing them (very) randomly on Pudge for one game last season. I think we talked about it here, actually.

  • Jack | June 14, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”275616″][quote comment=”275606″][quote comment=”275605″]Unfortunately, The Cardinals raise ’em to wear fake stirrups: shield your eyes.[/quote]
    Not necessarily. Most minor league teams are mandated by the respective parent clubs to show the hose. The Cardinals are no exception. However, unlike most teams, they do not have a solid sock option. Everybody gets the stripes.
    So why the fakes? Well, everybody knows that one-piece socks are cheaper to order and maintain than stirrups and sanis. Make it to the bigs and you can wear real stirrups like Brendan Ryan. Or not.[/quote]

    on the flip side..the Astros don’t let their minor league clubs wear their socks high, I’m not exactly sure why. This is why Hunter Pence wears his high every game.

    Also, the Astros wear the pinstripes for home games, all whites for saturdays and day games, and red with “Astros” on sundays. As for the almost non existant away jerseys, Drayton hates them so thats why they dont wear them, opting to go with the “Houston” red alts on the road. That makes 5 jerseys with only 4 being used normally.[/quote]

    I guess that makes some sort of sense. Although I wish they’d just stick with the stripes, I think they look a lot better (although I sort of like the red hats). I also think it’s kind of cool that they’re at least consistent with the reds, and have separate ones for home and away. Now that I think about it, neither the black nor the red that they use works well with gray.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”275617″][quote comment=”275570″]“We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this…”

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities…[/quote]

    retrophobia…

    …meh

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”275620″]”We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this…”

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities…[/quote]

    retrophobia…

    …meh[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • Roger Faso | June 14, 2008 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”275621″][quote comment=”275620″]”We’ve got to come up with a uniwatch term for this…”

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    When a visiting club doesn’t participate in the throwback festivities…[/quote]

    retrophobia…

    …meh[/quote]

    (fixed)[/quote]

    I like it.

    “The A’s went retrophobic on Friday.”

    Works for me.

    Let’s send this one up the chain and see if we can get it ratified.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |

    this fellow woods is pretty good

  • Jordan Pope | June 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”275624″]this fellow woods is pretty good[/quote]

    I know who does this guy think he is?

  • Craig | June 14, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too

  • Marcus from B-More | June 14, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”275596″][quote comment=”275592″]the throwbacks worn by “Dem O’s” last night were great, but not completely accurate (if my eyes are seeing the stripe on the pants correctly)

    http://www.morphizm....
    Frank Robinson

    http://d.yimg.com/us...
    last night[/quote]

    That FRobby pic is from 70 or 71. Not the same uni era as the 79’s they were reviving last nite.

    re: last nites O’s gear. It like the top/pants/stirrups but that hat, ugh. I hated the white panel then, and I hate it now. Makes them look like counslors at Camp Happy Bird. Now the 60s/70s black and orange hat. That’s a far different issue. That was sweet looking. And I say this as an Oriole fan of nearly 50 years.[/quote]

    i stand corrected

    http://www.hogansher...

    http://baseballanaly...

  • B. GRimm | June 14, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”275627″][quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too[/quote]

    Actually it was the Fathers that played along as the game was played at the Prog (sigh). It looked very strange watching the game because both teams actually wore white pants as part of their throwback looks.

    It also looked like both teams caps were without the MLB logo just like the Giants last night.

    Before the game the Indians play by play guys were talking about the throwbacks and the topic of stirrups came up. Matt Underwood said the players all got a pair of them to go with the uni but most players chose not to wear them because they were too uncomfortable. Former stirrup wearer Rick Manning’s reply was something like “Yeah, I understand. It probably feels like they’re losing circulation in their feet from those things.” How does that make any sense at all!!

  • David | June 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”275629″][quote comment=”275627″][quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too[/quote]

    Actually it was the Fathers that played along as the game was played at the Prog (sigh). It looked very strange watching the game because both teams actually wore white pants as part of their throwback looks.

    [/quote]

    Actuall, that’s how those 1978 away unis were supposed to look like. The Pads wore white pants as part of their away uniforms up until 1984.

  • LI Phil | June 14, 2008 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”275630″][quote comment=”275629″][quote comment=”275627″][quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too[/quote]

    Actually it was the Fathers that played along as the game was played at the Prog (sigh). It looked very strange watching the game because both teams actually wore white pants as part of their throwback looks.

    [/quote]

    Actuall, that’s how those 1978 away unis were supposed to look like. The Pads wore white pants as part of their away uniforms up until 1984.[/quote]

    good catch

    now…how great would it be if they whipped out the mustard alt at some point this year???

  • Jason Axel | June 14, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    Eddie Bonine in his first career major league start today against the Dodgers…looking fantastic in the classic tigers home whites, with the great stirrup look, if only they were a couple inches higher…but im not going to complain, ive been waiting for a tiger to put the stirrups out on the field regularly(besides 3rd base coach gene lamont) for what seems like a lifetime.

  • Jason Axel | June 14, 2008 at 11:47 pm |

    Forgot the link…so excited, didn’t think to double check it…

    Awesome Stirrups

  • lwiedy | June 14, 2008 at 11:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”275630″][quote comment=”275629″][quote comment=”275627″][quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too[/quote]

    Actually it was the Fathers that played along as the game was played at the Prog (sigh). It looked very strange watching the game because both teams actually wore white pants as part of their throwback looks.

    [/quote]

    Actuall, that’s how those 1978 away unis were supposed to look like. The Pads wore white pants as part of their away uniforms up until 1984.[/quote]

    That would be through 1984. Too bad, because the 1984 WS would have looked better a year later IMO.

  • James Craven | June 15, 2008 at 12:07 am |

    Sadly, the pants on the Tribe-Fathers game were incorrect. those unis had knit-in belts.

    I guess THEY JUST DIDN’T GET IT!(TM)

  • LI Phil | June 15, 2008 at 12:08 am |

    any pics of you in 85 KC gear (don denkinger approves)

  • Chuck Ryals | June 15, 2008 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]
    oh brother I must be getting old (I am 51), back in the day, I thought the Padres brown and mustard unis were awful. Now, I think they look awesome!

  • Dan | June 15, 2008 at 1:29 am |

    [quote comment=”275627″][quote comment=”275626″]Padres are wearing gorgeous throwbacks tonight.[/quote]

    indeed…but they were retrophobic on the helmets

    beauty

    wahoos played along too[/quote]

    I’m actually quite surprised to see they went retrophobic with the helmets since they’ve already worn the throwback helmets this year…

  • Frankie | June 15, 2008 at 2:19 am |

    [quote comment=”275612″]Saw the highlights of the Giants throwbacks at dinner last night, and I was seriously annoyed that they didn’t wear the orange sannies. Everyone around me thought I was nuts of course.[/quote]

    Talking with my dad while watching tonight’s Giants game, his response was, “Thank God none of the wore orange sanitaries.”

  • James Craven | June 15, 2008 at 4:11 am |

    [quote comment=”275636″]“any pics of you in 85 KC gear (don denkinger approves)”[/quote]

    DAMN IT, PHIL!

    I actually rooted for the Royals in ’85 because the Cardinals were in the same division as the Phillies.

  • Pitchers Hit Eighth | June 15, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    The Cards seemed to fare alright this weekend, despite Wellemeyer’s fake stirrups.