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Is That Jack Johnson?

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Far right, in the background. What’s Jack Johnson doing in the Red Sox clubhouse? Furthermore, what’s Manny doing in the clubhouse? I thought he just showed up at game time, wandered out to left and went to work. I stand corrected.

The Celtics were at Fenway Park last night, celebrating in the rain with Manny, Papi, and pretty much everybody. First they had a parade or a race of some sort, then there was milling around, then — eventually — the Red Sox played. In green BP jerseys. Awesome. — Bryan

 

65 comments to Is That Jack Johnson?

  • mike | June 21, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    After reading over yesterdays blog, I just had to comment. The new UNLV jerseys are pretty sweet.

  • Paul F. | June 21, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    I’m liking the shirt Big Papi is wearing. Is that just a Boston thing?

  • Jeremy | June 21, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    “awesome” wouldnt be the word that i would use to describe those red sox bp jerseys… but ok.

  • Stuby | June 21, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    Are those the sox that Ortiz wears during the game? Kinda short, eh? And how does he get his left foot to go out at a right angle like that?

  • James Craven | June 21, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    Actually, in picture #1 that was linked, they did a mini-replay of the new Boston tradition called the “Rolling Rally” in those Duck boats/trucks that have become popular, and in picture #2 linked, they came out following a one-hour rain delay to have Paul Pierce throw out the first ball…JUST A BIT OUTSIDE!

  • BigMatt | June 21, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    I also like the UNLV uniforms.
    There is TOO much NIKE bashing on this site.

  • Walaitis | June 21, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    Like, Jack Johnson, who sang the lead song for the Curious George movie??? (yeah, I’ve got kids)

  • Stuby | June 21, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”276484″]Like, Jack Johnson, who sang the lead song for the Curious George movie??? (yeah, I’ve got kids)[/quote]
    Well its certainly not this Jack Johnson…

    http://www.blackamer...

  • Leo | June 21, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    According to our friends over at NHL.com, Red Wings first round pick Thomas McCollum wears number 33 because: “he loves the number three and it’s balanced”.

    First time that I’ve heard of a number being “balanced” on a jersey.

  • Shane | June 21, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    I liked last year’s green jerseys. The white side panels pretty much suck.

  • Brandon | June 21, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    Is major league baseball planning on new 4th of July caps? These can be found under the authentic section of the team stores.

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

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

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

    I hope this isn’t what they are thinking this year. It is going to clash with so many uniforms, and I like the flag decals, despite the occasional problems

  • kom22 | June 21, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    They are trying to replicate the Chicago Cows with Statues throughout NYC. Each team has there own design, plus like 15 all-star versions, and Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Giants versions.

    This one looks the silliest to me:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Kom22

  • Dan Stevens | June 21, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”276489″]They are trying to replicate the Chicago Cows with Statues throughout NYC. Each team has there own design, plus like 15 all-star versions, and Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Giants versions.

    This one looks the silliest to me:
    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Kom22[/quote]
    Unfortunately, and yes, I do mean unfortunately, the copying of the Chicago cows has already been done in Blacksburg, Virginia.

    http://www.gobbledea...

    freakin ugly, is all I have to say… There’s about 100 painted HokieBirds scattered around Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and I think as far away as Roanoke and possibly Richmond (don’t know about those last 2 for sure). Its bad, really bad

  • Juan Grande | June 21, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”276487″]I liked last year’s green jerseys. The white side panels pretty much suck.[/quote]

    This year’s greens were the BP jerseys they wore on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m glad they didn’t go with an “all green” version of their home whites. It would be the green equivilant to the dreaded Jessica Simpson pink jersey.

  • spncr | June 21, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    sorry to nerd out here, but manny actually shows up EARLIER than most players.
    sorry its just a pretty well known fact.
    actually that is the really great thing about manny….he makes playing look easy….name a less uptight superstar!?

  • kyle. | June 21, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    for someone who makes a point of noting clothing details, you’ve made a bit of a blunder here. jack johnson never wears shoes and probably wouldn’t be found in a long sleeve collared shirt. step it up.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 21, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    First time that I’ve heard of a number being “balanced” on a jersey.

    Barry Zito once said that his ridiculous number 75 formed a “shelf” on which his nameplate could stay “balanced”. If he wanted physical support, I think the two poles in number 11 would have done just as well without looking as silly from a numerical-value perspective.

  • Paul Lukas | June 21, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”276482″]I also like the UNLV uniforms.
    There is TOO much NIKE bashing on this site.[/quote]

    Trust me, the could (and sometimes will) be much, much more.

  • odessa steps magazin | June 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    I expected today’s topic to be making fun on NHL draft picks, either their suits or their haircuts or something like that.

  • Paul Lukas | June 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Incidentally, the Sox also mowed a shamrock into the Fenway outfield:
    http://farm4.static....

  • =bg= | June 21, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”276494″]First time that I’ve heard of a number being “balanced” on a jersey.

    Barry Zito once said that his ridiculous number 75 formed a “shelf” on which his nameplate could stay “balanced”. If he wanted physical support, I think the two poles in number 11 would have done just as well without looking as silly from a numerical-value perspective.[/quote]

    Maybe Z should concentrate on pitching as he is leading the majors IN LOSSES.

  • =bg= | June 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”276492″]sorry to nerd out here, but manny actually shows up EARLIER than most players.
    sorry its just a pretty well known fact.
    actually that is the really great thing about manny….he makes playing look easy….name a less uptight superstar!?[/quote]

    That’s just Manny being Manny.

  • Chris | June 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”276488″]Is major league baseball planning on new 4th of July caps? These can be found under the authentic section of the team stores.

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

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

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

    I hope this isn’t what they are thinking this year. It is going to clash with so many uniforms, and I like the flag decals, despite the occasional problems[/quote]

    Read the product description. It doesn’t say anything about 4th of July, they are to benefit the Welcome Back Veterans Foundation…could be as simple as that. Then again though, if these hats are ever going to make it on the field and not just be fashion caps it would only make sense to do it on the 4th.

  • WarDameEagle | June 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    The Welcome Back Veterans Foundation is an MLB charity:

    http://web.welcomeba...

  • WarDameEagle | June 21, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    It sure seems like they’re going to wear these hats on 7/4 and 9/11:

    http://www.bizofbase...

    Could be a developing story here.

  • Mike Engle | June 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”276500″][quote comment=”276488″]Is major league baseball planning on new 4th of July caps? These can be found under the authentic section of the team stores.

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

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

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

    I hope this isn’t what they are thinking this year. It is going to clash with so many uniforms, and I like the flag decals, despite the occasional problems[/quote]

    Read the product description. It doesn’t say anything about 4th of July, they are to benefit the Welcome Back Veterans Foundation…could be as simple as that. Then again though, if these hats are ever going to make it on the field and not just be fashion caps it would only make sense to do it on the 4th.[/quote]
    I have a hunch that those flag logo hats will make it onto the field.
    Two reasons: (a) There doesn’t seem to be much 5950 cross-over anymore. Polyester for the on-fields, wool for the fashion statements. I’ve seen a wool cap get on the field every once in a while, but I’ve never seen a polyester fashion cap. Always seems to be wool.
    (b) I didn’t see a New Era logo over the left ear. As we all know, New Era is not allowed to place that logo on the authentic MLB caps, but they always place it on everything else. Unauthentic MLB caps, MiLB caps, generic caps, you name it. I didn’t notice such a logo on the Vets’ caps.

  • =bg= | June 21, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    an ambidextrous glove?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • WarDameEagle | June 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.

  • Mike Engle | June 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”276504″]an ambidextrous glove?

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Yep. Custom-made by Mizuno. Fax stencils of your hands, get a special glove. Two thumbs and two webs, with four fingers in the middle.

  • Mike Engle | June 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.

  • =bg= | June 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    great [quote comment=”276502″]It sure seems like they’re going to wear these hats on 7/4 and 9/11:

    http://www.bizofbase...

    Could be a developing story here.[/quote]

    Great site, never seen it before. And while I love the flag and consider myself patriotic…I really DO NOT like messing with the logo and morphin’ them into a flag. No, no, no.

  • WarDameEagle | June 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]

    Teams that these navy blue hats will look worst on:

    1. Athletics
    2. Orioles
    3. D-Backs
    4. Reds
    5. Pirates

  • Joe | June 21, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”276506″][quote comment=”276504″]an ambidextrous glove?

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Yep. Custom-made by Mizuno. Fax stencils of your hands, get a special glove. Two thumbs and two webs, with four fingers in the middle.[/quote]

    Holy crap, I just saw that article. Does anyone have a picture of this glove?

  • Ricko | June 21, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”276509″][quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]

    Teams that these navy blue hats will look worst on:

    1. Athletics
    2. Orioles
    3. D-Backs
    4. Reds
    5. Pirates[/quote]

    Those hats (red, white & blue) make a helluva lot more sense for July 4 than the camo jerseys the White Sox say they’re gonna wear that day.

  • Dan Stevens | June 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    One more thing about those stars and stripes MLB hats…

    If you go to mlb.shop.com you can find out that they will, in fact, be on-field caps this year. How do you know? They’re in the ‘Men’s Authentic’ section. If they were just for sale and they weren’t going to be used, they’d be located in ‘Men’s Fashion Structured’

  • Dan Stevens | June 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”276509″][quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]

    Teams that these navy blue hats will look worst on:
    [/quote]
    1. Athletics: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    2. Orioles: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    3. D-Backs: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    4. Reds: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    5. Pirates: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I have to say, the Red’s is the worst. With only half an outline to the logo, that’s pretty bad

  • Dan Stevens | June 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.

  • Mike Engle | June 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”276510″][quote comment=”276506″][quote comment=”276504″]an ambidextrous glove?

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Yep. Custom-made by Mizuno. Fax stencils of your hands, get a special glove. Two thumbs and two webs, with four fingers in the middle.[/quote]

    Holy crap, I just saw that article. Does anyone have a picture of this glove?[/quote]
    Sure thing. Thanks, New York Times.

  • Dan King | June 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”276514″]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either

  • WarDameEagle | June 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    Not only does it look bad in the logo, the navy hat will clash with teams’ colors, like Oakland’s green and yellow. Maybe if they designed the enitre uniform to red/white/blue it would be ok (except for the teams that already feature those colors, like Braves, Nats, Cards, Yanks, Red Sox) (and yes, I’m not including the Rangers, Cubs, Dodgers and Phillies – they wear royal, not navy).

  • Leo | June 21, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”276498″][quote comment=”276494″]First time that I’ve heard of a number being “balanced” on a jersey.

    Barry Zito once said that his ridiculous number 75 formed a “shelf” on which his nameplate could stay “balanced”. If he wanted physical support, I think the two poles in number 11 would have done just as well without looking as silly from a numerical-value perspective.[/quote]

    Maybe Z should concentrate on pitching as he is leading the majors IN LOSSES.[/quote]

    Maybe he could switch over to 38. That seems like a nice unbalanced number. Maybe it would help his curveball lose its balance and start to curve.

  • Juan Grande | June 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    Paul, I found these old baseball pictures on a local history website for Pasco County, Florida. Check out the wicked stripes on these guys!

    http://www.fivay.org...
    http://www.fivay.org...
    http://www.fivay.org...
    http://www.fivay.org...
    http://www.fivay.org...
    http://www.fivay.org...

    I especially dig the socks and how the manager has MGR as a uni number!

  • Ryan B | June 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]
    Here it is:
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • Steve | June 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”276482″]I also like the UNLV uniforms.
    There is TOO much NIKE bashing on this site.[/quote]

    To quote Mr. John McEnroe, you cannot be serious.

  • Philly William | June 21, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    This is hilarious:

    http://thesandtrap.c...

  • James Craven | June 21, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”276517″]“Why they chose to put the cap’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.”[/quote]

    Me thinks that this could be the…

    Best.

    Blue Jays cap.

    Ever?

    And it sure beats the living crap out of those black caps they wear…

  • Matt Camino | June 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    Here’s the link to the video of the Switch Pitcher vs. Switch Hitter situation last night: http://youtube.com/w...
    It’s eight minutes long and really worth the watch.

  • Stuby | June 21, 2008 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”276517″][quote comment=”276514″]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either[/quote]
    They should wear them on July 1st. Canada Day.

  • James Craven | June 21, 2008 at 6:14 pm |

    I’m surprised that no one this weekend has mentioned the fact that Newcastle United’s clash kit will be purple.

    Yes, I’m pretty sure that Paul’s going to be thrilled to hear that news.

  • Chris | June 21, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”276517″][quote comment=”276514″]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either[/quote]

    The 4th doesn’t have any significance but returning Vets do. I’m sure thats why there is a Blue Jays hat in the collection too. And since everyone is doing it on the 4th, why not Toronto? Doesn’t make sense to have all teams but one doing it on the 4th and the other doing it on the 1st. Remember its about their Vet charity not the 4th specifically.

  • Chris | June 21, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=\”276517\”][quote comment=\”276514\”]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap\’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either[/quote]

    The 4th doesn\’t have any significance but returning Vets do. I\’m sure thats why there is a Blue Jays hat in the collection too. And since everyone is doing it on the 4th, why not Toronto? Doesn\’t make sense to have all teams but one doing it on the 4th and the other doing it on the 1st. Remember its about their Vet charity not the 4th specifically.

  • Mark K | June 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    Interesting belt buckle and collar in this shorpy photo…

    http://www.shorpy.co...

  • =bg= | June 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    http://sports.yahoo....

    NBA wants crooked ref to pay up for his sneakers.

  • Dan Stevens | June 21, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”276532″][quote comment=\”276517\”][quote comment=\”276514\”]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap\’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either[/quote]

    The 4th doesn\’t have any significance but returning Vets do. I\’m sure thats why there is a Blue Jays hat in the collection too. And since everyone is doing it on the 4th, why not Toronto? Doesn\’t make sense to have all teams but one doing it on the 4th and the other doing it on the 1st. Remember its about their Vet charity not the 4th specifically.[/quote]
    If thats the case, explain the blue hat.

    Sorry, this just screams ‘cheap publicity stunt to sell hats’… I can understand if Toronto was going to do this with the Canadian flag if the hat was white or black (the Canadian national hockey team uses black as a main color) but navy blue? C’mon, that is just laziness.

  • Mike Engle | June 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”276535″][quote comment=”276532″][quote comment=\”276517\”][quote comment=\”276514\”]Oh, and by the way, Toronto will be doing this as well… with the Canadian flag… on July 4 and Sept 11.

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Why they chose to put the cap\’s main color blue, which has no significance at all to Canada, is beyond me.[/quote]
    or the fact that July 4 has no significance to canada either[/quote]

    The 4th doesn\’t have any significance but returning Vets do. I\’m sure thats why there is a Blue Jays hat in the collection too. And since everyone is doing it on the 4th, why not Toronto? Doesn\’t make sense to have all teams but one doing it on the 4th and the other doing it on the 1st. Remember its about their Vet charity not the 4th specifically.[/quote]
    If thats the case, explain the blue hat.

    Sorry, this just screams ‘cheap publicity stunt to sell hats’… I can understand if Toronto was going to do this with the Canadian flag if the hat was white or black (the Canadian national hockey team uses black as a main color) but navy blue? C’mon, that is just laziness.[/quote]
    Not laziness, just a case of MLB imposing a boring template on every single team, preexisting colors be damned! Geez. {/sarcasm>

  • jmart | June 21, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”276513″][quote comment=”276509″][quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]

    Teams that these navy blue hats will look worst on:
    [/quote]
    1. Athletics: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    2. Orioles: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    3. D-Backs: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    4. Reds: http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    5. Pirates: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I have to say, the Red’s is the worst. With only half an outline to the logo, that’s pretty bad[/quote]

    anyone else think that the outline on the cincy hat looks like the crescent moon usually associated with the muslim world

  • Stuby | June 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm |

    110 degrees in LA today and the Indians decide to wear the navy alt. jerseys. Brilliant.

  • Jack | June 21, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    80s night in St. Pete tonight. The Rays played as the St. Petersburg Pelicans. The photo gallery is here, scroll down:

    http://www.chron.com...

  • Jack | June 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”276511″][quote comment=”276509″][quote comment=”276507″][quote comment=”276505″]I love that these “stars and stripes” hats are 34.99, instead of the regular 31.99. I understand that a portion of the proceeds will go to the veterans charity, but couldn’t MLB just take it from the 31.99? Guess MLB wants to support charity, but not if it hurts their merch sales’ bottom line.[/quote]
    I forgot to ask this question earlier, but assuming these special Americana caps make it onto the field, will the Yankees wear them? I think they’d look good, but as our faithful bench coach Mr. Redemske pointed out, the Yankees tend to decline the special uniforms.[/quote]

    Teams that these navy blue hats will look worst on:

    1. Athletics
    2. Orioles
    3. D-Backs
    4. Reds
    5. Pirates[/quote]

    Those hats (red, white & blue) make a helluva lot more sense for July 4 than the camo jerseys the White Sox say they’re gonna wear that day.[/quote]

    I don’t understand why the Sox don’t just wear those 1918 (?) throwbacks they used to wear as alts? The S-o-x ones. They’re red white and blue, and would look a helluva lot better than that crap.

  • Bob Andrews | June 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”276539″]80s night in St. Pete tonight. The Rays played as the St. Petersburg Pelicans. The photo gallery is here, scroll down:

    http://www.chron.com...
    Someone really screwed up the pants

  • Garfield | June 22, 2008 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”276530″]Lovely looking field at today’s euro match.

    The orange and white worked well together.

    The all black looks good on the Dutch keeper.

    Heck, even the ref looked pretty good and was a nice contrast.

    The only downer is those terrible Dutch numbers.[/quote]

    Also the dutch all wore the black armbands for Khalid Boulahrouz’s baby who died prematurely a couple days before the game.

  • DP30 | June 22, 2008 at 2:49 am |

    [quote comment=”276541″][quote comment=”276539″]80s night in St. Pete tonight. The Rays played as the St. Petersburg Pelicans. The photo gallery is here, scroll down:

    http://www.chron.com...
    Someone really screwed up the pants [/quote]

    I was there tonight, and trying to remember if the Astros ever had pants striping like that throughout the game…it was bothering the hell out of me.

    I remember the thin navy blue stripe on the sides, which would have made more sense…given the 80’s theme at the Trop tonight, plus they had Glenn Davis (best known for his 1986 season) throw out the 1st pitch.

    Something looked wrong with the jerseys too. Wasn’t the number completely covered by the rainbow in the 80’s, with only the name on white? In addition, it didn’t seem like there was enough of a gradient on tonight’s jerseys…there was a lot of yellow, a couple of red stripes…and little else.

    Astros also wore current logo batting helmets, but the jersey irked me more than anything really.

  • DP30 | June 22, 2008 at 2:59 am |

    Nevermind on the pants section of my previous comment…I just found an old picture of Mike Scott and realized that I was combining their road pants with the home jerseys in my head. :)

    I do see where they messed up on the throwback pants tonight though…too much yellow there too.

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  • James Craven | June 22, 2008 at 6:32 am |

    Actually, the Astros should have not worn those throwbacksups. They were the home uniform, and under orders of then-NL prez Chub Feeney in 1980, were told to have a road uniform. They was described as per the 1981 National League Green Book as “Alamo Gray” (more of a cream color) with navy lettering and rainbow stripes down the shoulders and a navy stripe down the outseams of the shirt and pants. In addition, they wore white shoes with navy trim.

    Geez, if you’re gonna do a “Turn Back the Clock” promotion, get the damn stuff right.