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Bashed Brother

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Hey, didn’t you used to be Jose Canseco? The high shorts and tank top aren’t doing Jose — or perhaps Ozzie — any favors. But here’s the deal: Vai Sikahema, who is apparently a former NFL player, knocked out Old Uncle ‘Roidbags in the first round of an exhibition boxing match last night in Atlantic City. They played it at the ballpark there, which clearly didn’t help Jose at all. Oh, and it was a fund-raising exhibition … for Jose and Via, probably. Keep the gloves up today, folks. — Bryan

 

102 comments to Bashed Brother

  • Brendan | July 13, 2008 at 7:11 am |

    It’s Vai Sikahema. Played for Cardinals, Packers, and, probably most famously, the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Stuby | July 13, 2008 at 7:24 am |

    Maybe we can get a Vai Sikahema v. Mosi Tatupu bout next.

  • Dave | July 13, 2008 at 8:04 am |

    It’s nice that you don’t let your ignorance about sports get in the way of writing for a sports-themed web site.

  • Bryan Redemske | July 13, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”279577″]It’s Vai Sikahema. Played for Cardinals, Packers, and, probably most famously, the Philadelphia Eagles.[/quote]

    thanks — the caption had it spelled wrong last night. Or I spelled it wrong. Either one.

    [quote comment=”279579″]It’s nice that you don’t let your ignorance about sports get in the way of writing for a sports-themed web site.[/quote]

    I know — isn’t it awesome? I expect a full report on Mat Rogers from you by tomorrow.

  • Brendan | July 13, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    [quote comment=”279580″][quote comment=”279577″]It’s Vai Sikahema. Played for Cardinals, Packers, and, probably most famously, the Philadelphia Eagles.

    thanks — the caption had it spelled wrong last night. Or I spelled it wrong. Either one. [/quote]

    You can’t trust those photogs. They spend too much reading their light meters and not enough reading the names on the programs. :)

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    All fighters pull up the waist of their trunks. “No hitting below the belt,” remember.

    Apparently Canesco should have pulled his up over his head.

  • Brendan | July 13, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    Whoops, too much TIME reading their light meters.

  • Taha | July 13, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Is Vai still a sports reporter in Philly? he was on NBC iirc when I lived there in 2002-03

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    Admittedly not as much of a Mets follower as some people on here, so I hope I don’t look like a fool when I ask this:

    Have the Mets always had pure blue coolflo helmets? Watching highlights from yesterday, and I was shocked when they weren’t wearing the hideous fade blue to black version. At first, I thought they were wearing traditional helmets instead. It was nice to see more blue accessories overall, as well. Could this be the weaning of the black that’s been called for for so long?

  • Jeag | July 13, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    is Jose the most prominent shirted boxer since Little Mac?

  • Sam Mc | July 13, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”279585″]Is Vai still a sports reporter in Philly? he was on NBC iirc when I lived there in 2002-03[/quote]

    Yeah he is still on NBC and they have been following his entire training and preperation for this fight since it was announced.

  • BigBootyLover58 | July 13, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    “apparently a former NFL player”

    Wow, Bryan. Vai had a pretty good career, both on the field and now on local news. I guess because you never heard of him you just assumed he was a nobody and was worth taking a smug shot at.

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?

  • Jeff E. | July 13, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Wow, only 3 comments in and someone is already dogging you, Bryan. At least this time it’s not about high schools kids, crying, and runny mascara. ;-)

  • BigBootyLover58 | July 13, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”279590″]Wow, only 3 comments in and someone is already dogging you, Bryan. At least this time it’s not about high schools kids, crying, and runny mascara. ;-)[/quote]
    To be fair, this is the first time I’ve ever posted anything negative. I usually can’t stand the Bryan bashing that goes on here.

  • Ed R. | July 13, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”279586″]Admittedly not as much of a Mets follower as some people on here, so I hope I don’t look like a fool when I ask this:

    Have the Mets always had pure blue coolflo helmets? Watching highlights from yesterday, and I was shocked when they weren’t wearing the hideous fade blue to black version. At first, I thought they were wearing traditional helmets instead. It was nice to see more blue accessories overall, as well. Could this be the weaning of the black that’s been called for for so long?[/quote]

    They’ve had the all blue ones the entire time they had the black-blue fade ones.

  • Jeff E. | July 13, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”279591″][quote comment=”279590″]Wow, only 3 comments in and someone is already dogging you, Bryan. At least this time it’s not about high schools kids, crying, and runny mascara. ;-)[/quote]
    To be fair, this is the first time I’ve ever posted anything negative. I usually can’t stand the Bryan bashing that goes on here.[/quote]

    I was basically refering to Dave’s comment (#3), though my comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek.

  • Bryan Redemske | July 13, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”279589″]”apparently a former NFL player”

    Wow, Bryan. Vai had a pretty good career, both on the field and now on local news. I guess because you never heard of him you just assumed he was a nobody and was worth taking a smug shot at.

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?[/quote]

    He’s on local news … in Philadelphia. I can’t see why I haven’t heard of him, then. You know, since I’m in Omaha and all. Then add in the fact that he played while I was in elementary school … yeah, you’re right. All apologies.

    Compare and contrast the names: Jose Canseco vs. Vai Sikahema. Really big name vs. not so really big name. Which one has 90 percent of the country heard of? It’s not the one that ends with Sikahema.

    What does it have to do with unis? It’s Sunday. Relax. Have some coffee. Not everything has to be EXACTLY about unis. Sometimes a funny picture is entertaining in itself.

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”279592″][quote comment=”279586″]Admittedly not as much of a Mets follower as some people on here, so I hope I don’t look like a fool when I ask this:

    Have the Mets always had pure blue coolflo helmets? Watching highlights from yesterday, and I was shocked when they weren’t wearing the hideous fade blue to black version. At first, I thought they were wearing traditional helmets instead. It was nice to see more blue accessories overall, as well. Could this be the weaning of the black that’s been called for for so long?[/quote]

    They’ve had the all blue ones the entire time they had the black-blue fade ones.[/quote]

    Not a big fan of “fade to” helmets, but in the case of the Mets they sorta make sense cuz they match either hat.

    Rockies have “fade to” helmets, too, right? Do any other teams?

  • Leo | July 13, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    Was there a consolation bracket?

    I’d love to see Jose vs everyone’s favorite Lion turned MMA star…

    http://youtube.com/w...

    Detroit Lions Football. We can’t even win in other sports.

  • Philly William | July 13, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    I like Vai’s quote on ESPN.com:

    Canseco’s size advantage — he is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds to Sikahema’s 5-9, 205 — was not a factor in the bout, which was over in the first round.

    “When you step inside the square circle,” Sikahema said, according to the Press of Atlantic City, “don’t ever think that your size is going to matter because in Philadelphia, we will chop you down.”

    Sikahema was asked if there were any surprises.

    “That it didn’t finish in the first 30 seconds,” he said.

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    Before someone picks at it, I know Mets have three hats, so “either” doesn’t sound right, I know. I was thinking of the color of the crowns of the hats…royal or black

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”279597″]I like Vai’s quote on ESPN.com:

    Canseco’s size advantage — he is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds to Sikahema’s 5-9, 205 — was not a factor in the bout, which was over in the first round.

    “When you step inside the square circle,” Sikahema said, according to the Press of Atlantic City, “don’t ever think that your size is going to matter because in Philadelphia, we will chop you down.”

    Sikahema was asked if there were any surprises.

    “That it didn’t finish in the first 30 seconds,” he said.[/quote]

    Not to mention that after all that juicing, Canseco’s ‘nads are probably the size of Skittles.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”279592″][quote comment=”279586″]Admittedly not as much of a Mets follower as some people on here, so I hope I don’t look like a fool when I ask this:

    Have the Mets always had pure blue coolflo helmets? Watching highlights from yesterday, and I was shocked when they weren’t wearing the hideous fade blue to black version. At first, I thought they were wearing traditional helmets instead. It was nice to see more blue accessories overall, as well. Could this be the weaning of the black that’s been called for for so long?[/quote]

    They’ve had the all blue ones the entire time they had the black-blue fade ones.[/quote]

    Do they wear the pure blue ones often?

  • Johnny O | July 13, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    I would like to give a big Uni Watch birthday salute to fellow Cheesehead Nicole Haase!

    Hopefully our Brewers can give you a big birthday win and send us to the All-Star break with a good taste in our mouths.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”279601″]I would like to give a big Uni Watch birthday salute to fellow Cheesehead Nicole Haase!

    Hopefully our Brewers can give you a big birthday win and send us to the All-Star break with a good taste in our mouths.[/quote]

    My birthday wish for you is for the entire team to make it into the All Star break healthy and happy (though sad in losing their game today).

  • Jeremy | July 13, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”279589″]”apparently a former NFL player”

    Wow, Bryan. Vai had a pretty good career, both on the field and now on local news. I guess because you never heard of him you just assumed he was a nobody and was worth taking a smug shot at.

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?[/quote]

    Apparently “BigBootyLover” couldn’t find his dog to kick this morning, so he took it out a website.

  • KT | July 13, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    Vai Sikahema last played in the National Football League in 1993.

    If his name was Vai Johnson, I doubt there’d be a fuss.

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    Mr. Sikahema did show off his boxing skills at Giants Stadium against the New York Football Giants after returning as punt for a touchdown, he promptly smacked down the goalpost padding IIRC.

  • who cares | July 13, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    Vai did win the Random Forgotten Player of the Day award on May 20th of this year.

    http://rfpoftheday.w...

  • Draft King | July 13, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    I can’t help but think of Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES when I see the name Vai Sikahema. You could almost always beat the Cardinals in that game, but Sikahema was a beast for them on kick returns.

  • who cares | July 13, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    And did I mention Napoleon Dynamite is Vai’s nephew!

  • who cares | July 13, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    But he doesn’t like his nephew’s film.

    http://findarticles....

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    Okay, on a more uniformity note, I went to the DHL All-Star Fan fest in New York City yesterday (7/12). Besides getting some great swag (one of witch I will tell Paul about in an E-mail and might consider a contest), whilst all the male “coaches” were wearing pajamas, the sole female coach – Stephanie – actually wore high pants and low stirrups and “Got It.” (TM). Other notes from the observations:

    * The Sports Experience team had two members with old school Red Sox stirrups (Navy-white-navy-white-red striping). However, for negativity, a feamle member did not wear whits socks underneath and the male had black socks. They “Didn’t Get It!”(TM)

    * At the Gilette Showwer and Shave booth, there were some, er, rather nice looking ladies wearing white miniskirts and knee high socks with three blue stripes on top. A sexist soccer team, even with form fitting baseball jerseys?

    * An actor in the Hall of Fame booth was dressed as “Casey at the Bat”, comlete with handlebar mustache, flannel uni with “MUDVILLE” across the front and high top black shoes (no, they weren’t spikes).

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I must take a break and check out the freebies.

  • Mike Engle | July 13, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”279611″]Okay, on a more uniformity note, I went to the DHL All-Star Fan fest in New York City yesterday (7/12). Besides getting some great swag (one of witch I will tell Paul about in an E-mail and might consider a contest), whilst all the male “coaches” were wearing pajamas, the sole female coach – Stephanie – actually wore high pants and low stirrups and “Got It.” (TM). Other notes from the observations:

    * The Sports Experience team had two members with old school Red Sox stirrups (Navy-white-navy-white-red striping). However, for negativity, a feamle member did not wear whits socks underneath and the male had black socks. They “Didn’t Get It!”(TM)

    * At the Gilette Showwer and Shave booth, there were some, er, rather nice looking ladies wearing white miniskirts and knee high socks with three blue stripes on top. A sexist soccer team, even with form fitting baseball jerseys?

    * An actor in the Hall of Fame booth was dressed as “Casey at the Bat”, comlete with handlebar mustache, flannel uni with “MUDVILLE” across the front and high top black shoes (no, they weren’t spikes).

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I must take a break and check out the freebies.[/quote]
    Do the coaches in the Yankees uniforms still have the patches backwards? When I went (Friday), the Yankee Stadium 1923-2008 patch was on the right and the ASG patch on the left. I forgot to take that picture.

  • Mr. Met | July 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”279600″][quote comment=”279592″][quote comment=”279586″]Admittedly not as much of a Mets follower as some people on here, so I hope I don’t look like a fool when I ask this:

    Have the Mets always had pure blue coolflo helmets? Watching highlights from yesterday, and I was shocked when they weren’t wearing the hideous fade blue to black version. At first, I thought they were wearing traditional helmets instead. It was nice to see more blue accessories overall, as well. Could this be the weaning of the black that’s been called for for so long?[/quote]

    They’ve had the all blue ones the entire time they had the black-blue fade ones.[/quote]

    Do they wear the pure blue ones often?[/quote]

    It depends on what you consider “often”. As of the last week or so, they have, because for some unknown (wonderful?) reason, they’ve been wearing the blue hats for most games. Look for them to go back to the fades once they go back on the road and start using the blue/black caps.

    Here’s an interesting thought: I wonder if the Mets will wear blue caps / helmets to the All-Star Game? Since the reason given for the blue caps with the road grays at Yankee Stadium was to mark the Mets’ last intergleague game at the Stadium by outfitting them in the uniform they wore for the first interleague game there (sans the black dropshadow), why not for the last All-Star Game ever at the Stadium?. It would be a nice touch, but I don’t expect it.

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Patches are correct, Mike on the “coaches”.

  • Haywood Jablowme | July 13, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”279603″][quote comment=”279589″]”apparently a former NFL player”

    Wow, Bryan. Vai had a pretty good career, both on the field and now on local news. I guess because you never heard of him you just assumed he was a nobody and was worth taking a smug shot at.

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?[/quote]

    Apparently “BigBootyLover” couldn’t find his dog to kick this morning, so he took it out a website.[/quote]

    What’s up with attacking BigBootyLover? And by the way, if you ARE going to goof on someone else, at least make sure that what you wrote makes sense. “So he took it out a website?” Proofreading goes a long way. Not surprisingly, Bryan did a better, and wittier, job of responding on his own behalf

    However, BigBootyLover made a valid point. Vai Sikahema is not “apparently” a former NFL player. Apparent is defined as “ostensible rather than actual”. And Vai Sikahema was an actual NFL player, and a two-time Pro Bowler to boot.

    Unless, of course, Bryan doesn’t consider special teamers, which Sikahema was, to be NFL players.

  • Steve | July 13, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    Updated New Orleans Hornets logo:

    Click to see it

  • Steve | July 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    link didn’t work…

    copy and paste…

    http://www.undercons...

  • =bg= | July 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    that’s a pathetic photo of Canseco. What a tired, spent, puffed up blob. Sad, innit?

  • John | July 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    Heres the famous goal post boxing at Giants Stadium with Val…http://www.youtube.c...

  • =bg= | July 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”279589″]”apparently a former NFL player”

    Wow, Bryan. Vai had a pretty good career, both on the field and now on local news. I guess because you never heard of him you just assumed he was a nobody and was worth taking a smug shot at.

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?[/quote]

    Since it’s a celebrity exhibition event. it’s logical to guess both participants are ‘famous.’ Using that theory, it was fairly easy to learn that VS was in fact a Pro Bowl quality player:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Dave in Vegas | July 13, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”279618″]link didn’t work…

    copy and paste…

    http://www.undercons...

    Not to shabby

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    Tour de France news:

    Ricko wins another stage as race enters Pyrenees; Kirchen keeps lead

    That’s AWESOME! It feels like a member of my own family!

    … oh …

    That’s Ricco.

    Never mind.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”279622″][quote comment=”279618″]link didn’t work…

    copy and paste…

    http://www.undercons...

    Not to shabby[/quote]

    I’m getting tired of reading, however, that the logo is “basically the same” for the past 20 years. I can note three reasonably obvious, significant changes from the “original” logo.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    MLB “Futures” game being played right now. It looks to me like the jerseys are essentially the same as the All Star Batting Practice jerseys but with “USA” and “World” instead of “American” and “National”.

    The fielders are wearing the caps of what I can only assume is their “parent” team.

  • Will Streit | July 13, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    Stirrup alert: World left fielder in All-Star futures game

  • RugbyJosh | July 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”279580″][quote comment=”279577″]It’s Vai Sikahema. Played for Cardinals, Packers, and, probably most famously, the Philadelphia Eagles.[/quote]

    thanks — the caption had it spelled wrong last night. Or I spelled it wrong. Either one.

    [quote comment=”279579″]It’s nice that you don’t let your ignorance about sports get in the way of writing for a sports-themed web site.[/quote]

    I know — isn’t it awesome? I expect a full report on Mat Rogers from you by tomorrow.[/quote]

    Mat Rogers! Surely you don’t mean the one who was a utility back for the Wallabies up until like 2 years ago! He was my favorite Wallaby! Man, I sure didn’t expect a mention of him on this website, or any other. Neat!

  • RugbyJosh | July 13, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    Am I right? Please confirm or deny, Bryan! At your leisure, of course.

  • Will Streit | July 13, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    Gorkys Hernandez is the player with stirrups…I couldn’t find the name before

  • Kevin M. | July 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”279629″]Gorkys Hernandez is the player with stirrups…I couldn’t find the name before[/quote]

    Chalk Hernandez up as one of those players that pulls the pants down to pajama pants when he bats though.

  • derek | July 13, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    Does anyone know a site where i can get a sports jersey as my computer wallpaper.

  • Tim Z. | July 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    Major pajama pants on Yankees prospect Ramiro Pena during the futures game.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”279632″]Major pajama pants on Yankees prospect Ramiro Pena during the futures game.[/quote]

    How often do you see someone wearing a Yankee’s cap at Yankee Stadium as a member of the “visiting” team?

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”279603″“Apparently ‘BigBootyLover’ couldn’t find his dog to kick this morning, so he took it out a website.”[/quote]

    And I guess Bob Barker wants to spay and neuter you.

  • Max | July 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”279632″]Major pajama pants on Yankees prospect Ramiro Pena during the futures game.[/quote]

    Really….what is the purpose of pulling the pants cuff down under the shoes?

  • Luther Mahoney | July 13, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    Check the REUTERS site for a picture of Yankees’ Chad Moeller getting his jersey unbuttoned by a pitch from the Blue Jays Jessie Litsch during
    yesterday’s(July 12th)game.

  • tom from staten island | July 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    the mets were wat ever helmet matches their cap. if the were the all black hat they were a all black helmet and etc…

  • lwiedy | July 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    Not quite as fun as a deck of naked lady playing cards, but pretty neat none the less:

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

  • Greg V. | July 13, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    I don’t have screen capture capability, but Dusty Baker apparently had his undershirt on backwards under his jersey today in Milwaukee. The top button of his jersey was undone and you could see the MLB logo. I don’t know of any shirts that have that logo on the front. The neckline didn’t look like it fit correctly either.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”279638″]Not quite as fun as a deck of naked lady playing cards, but pretty neat none the less:

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

    And Paul just recently celebrated a birthday, didn’t he? Too bad.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2008 at 6:32 pm |

    does conseco’s shirt say “ultimateloser.net”?

    /no…ultimatebet…close enough

  • Joe | July 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm |

    Vai’s charity for the fight was for the families of slain police officers in philly

  • Geoff | July 13, 2008 at 6:43 pm |

    did the Rays wear their bp jerseys against the sawx today? that’s totally bush league.

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 6:44 pm |

    Guess what, greg V. You’d be incorrect.

    *MRRP! TPIR “Losing Horns” play*

    The current MLB Authentic T-shirts do have the batter logo in front.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    rock still raines reigns

  • Bryan Redemske | July 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”279628″]Am I right? Please confirm or deny, Bryan! At your leisure, of course.[/quote]

    Confirmed. My sister-in-law was a student teacher in Australia two years ago, and one of Mat’s kids was in her class.

  • Walaitis | July 13, 2008 at 7:12 pm |

    Get ready for a whole new generation of alternate jerseys to start popping up in all sports, and we all have ABC News to thank.

  • Bryan S | July 13, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    Paul LoDuca was rockin’ the Faux-Stirrups today against the Astros…

    I couldn’t find a picture but you can see it in the video at the top of This page.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm |

    what?

    did bryan write this caption?

    j/k br

  • LarenR | July 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm |

    Padres wore desert camo today and they wore their sand pants even though the game was at Petco. The colors didn’t quite match up, but it was a nice idea, and waaay better than if they had worn the home white pants.

  • LarenR | July 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”279650″]Padres wore desert camo today and they wore their sand pants even though the game was at Petco. The colors didn’t quite match up, but it was a nice idea, and waaay better than if they had worn the home white pants.[/quote]

    Green caps too. Here’s a pic:
    http://sandiego.padr...

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”279651″][quote comment=”279650″]Padres wore desert camo today and they wore their sand pants even though the game was at Petco. The colors didn’t quite match up, but it was a nice idea, and waaay better than if they had worn the home white pants.[/quote]

    Green caps too. Here’s a pic:
    http://sandiego.padr...

    Lids has those forest green Padres caps, but it they have the other logo, the one with the white edge.

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 8:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”279648″]Paul LoDuca was rockin’ the Faux-Stirrups today against the Astros…

    I couldn’t find a picture but you can see it in the video at the top of This page.[/quote]

    Image kinda small…is LoDuca wearing white shoes?

  • Ricko | July 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”279653″][quote comment=”279648″]Paul LoDuca was rockin’ the Faux-Stirrups today against the Astros…

    I couldn’t find a picture but you can see it in the video at the top of This page.[/quote]

    Image kinda small…is LoDuca wearing white shoes?[/quote]

    Ah-ha, figured out how to make image larger. They
    are MOSTLY white, that’s for sure.

  • Brian | July 13, 2008 at 8:52 pm |

    Going to the All Star Fan Fest tomorrow before a Bon jovi concert at the Garden. Really looking forward to it, and might pick up an AL jersey, most likely Mariano.

  • Brian | July 13, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    BTW, Yankees are wearing black stripes the rest of the year, for Bobby Murcer.
    Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet.

  • Skycat | July 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”279647″]Get ready for a whole new generation of alternate jerseys to start popping up in all sports, and we all have ABC News to thank.[/quote]
    I can see the connection.
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Kek | July 13, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”279594″][quote comment=”279589″]”apparently a former NFL player”

    Do a little research before you post these things. Oh, and wtf does this have to do about unis?[/quote]

    He’s on local news … in Philadelphia. I can’t see why I haven’t heard of him, then. You know, since I’m in Omaha and all. Then add in the fact that he played while I was in elementary school … yeah, you’re right. All apologies.

    Compare and contrast the names: Jose Canseco vs. Vai Sikahema. Really big name vs. not so really big name. Which one has 90 percent of the country heard of? It’s not the one that ends with Sikahema.

    What does it have to do with unis? It’s Sunday. Relax. Have some coffee. Not everything has to be EXACTLY about unis. Sometimes a funny picture is entertaining in itself.[/quote]
    Really? Kind of contradicts what Paul said a few days ago: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Have you noticed how often people are saying “OK, back to uni talk” or “Now back to the unis” or words to that effect lately?

    That, people, is a sign. A sign that discussion is veering waaaaaaay off-topic way too often around here. I’m not referring to anything today per se — I’m just saying let’s please try to stay on-topic. If you find yourself concluding a comment with “OK, now back to the uniforms,” it probably means the rest of the comment shouldn’t be posted in the first place.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    Is this just a yellow box exception to the rules? For reference purposes: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

  • Kevin M. | July 13, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”279643″]did the Rays wear their bp jerseys against the sawx today? that’s totally bush league.[/quote]

    No because the Rays were playing the Indians today…The O’s played the Red Sox.

  • Bryan Redemske | July 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”279658″]

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

    You’re assuming I care who Vai Sikahema is. I don’t. And it wasn’t the point of the post anyway.

  • Greg V. | July 13, 2008 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”279644″]Guess what, greg V. You’d be incorrect.

    *MRRP! TPIR “Losing Horns” play*

    The current MLB Authentic T-shirts do have the batter logo in front.[/quote]

    Did you actually see Dusty today? I don’t think that’s it. You’re right that some of the shirts have the logo on the front, but this logo was directly under the hem in the neckline. It looked like one of the Nike dry fit shirts on backward. The Majestic shirts have the logo about 4 or 5 inches under the neckline.

    I even Googled “worst manager in baseball” and still can’t find a picture from today. He rested 3 of our top 5 hitters today, agaist a division rival, the day before the All-Star break. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he didn’t know which way to put a shirt on.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2008 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”279661″]I even Googled “worst manager in baseball” and still can’t find a picture from today.[/quote]

    i did…this came up

    /guess they haven’t updated it for dusty yet

  • James Craven | July 13, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    I was merely using the Majestic T-shirts as an example, Gregory.

    BTW, my lips are sealed, but stay tuned to this site on Tuesday for an important announcement.

  • MPowers1634 | July 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”279606″]Mr. Sikahema did show off his boxing skills at Giants Stadium against the New York Football Giants after returning as punt for a touchdown, he promptly smacked down the goalpost padding IIRC.[/quote]

    Besides that play, he was a constant thorn in the Giants side. Back then there were many special teams mavens like, Mosi Tatupu, Steve Tasker, Reyna Thompson of the 91 Giants, Eric Metcalf. etc.

    For a football fan of my age, Vai Sikahema is pretty well known.

    However, Bryan is often a tongu-in-cheek type of humorist, so let’s give him a break for a channge!

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”279664″]Mr. Sikahema did show off his boxing skills at Giants Stadium against the New York Football Giants after returning as punt for a touchdown, he promptly smacked down the goalpost padding IIRC.[/quote]

    i believe the goalpost put up more of a fight than mr. canseco

  • Mike Engle | July 13, 2008 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”279665″][quote comment=”279664″]Mr. Sikahema did show off his boxing skills at Giants Stadium against the New York Football Giants after returning as punt for a touchdown, he promptly smacked down the goalpost padding IIRC.[/quote]

    i believe the goalpost put up more of a fight than mr. canseco[/quote]
    Post of the night. Good job.

  • Dan Stevens | July 13, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    The concepts and drawings have been shown for them, but eBay now has pictures of the new Virginia Tech football jerseys… they’re as bad as originally thought…

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

  • Kek | July 14, 2008 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”279660″][quote comment=”279658″]

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

    You’re assuming I care who Vai Sikahema is. I don’t. And it wasn’t the point of the post anyway.[/quote]
    Well, you ignored the first, and more important part of my comment.

  • Chuck Biscuits | July 14, 2008 at 12:05 am |

    [quote comment=”279660″][quote comment=”279658″]

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

    You’re assuming I care who Vai Sikahema is. I don’t. And it wasn’t the point of the post anyway.[/quote]

    Translation: In not so many words, yeah, we yellow boxes can do whatever we want and there’s two things you peons can do about it: Nothing, and like it.

  • Kek | July 14, 2008 at 12:06 am |

    BC Lions are sporting a memorial decal for Bob Ackles, their President and CEO who recently passed away.

    http://i214.photobuc...

  • Max | July 14, 2008 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”279639″]I don’t have screen capture capability, but Dusty Baker apparently had his undershirt on backwards under his jersey today in Milwaukee. The top button of his jersey was undone and you could see the MLB logo. I don’t know of any shirts that have that logo on the front. The neckline didn’t look like it fit correctly either.[/quote]

    MLB is making their Authentic Collection t-shirts with the MLB logo on the front. I have one.

    [url]http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_193000/altImages/FF_193741ALT1_xl.jpg[/url]

  • Jen | July 14, 2008 at 12:20 am |

    Here are some pics from the Futures Game/Celebrity Softball Game.

    This guy had some nice stirrups, but I think he only wore them during BP. When the players lined up for introductions I didn’t see anyone with stripes. I think he’s the guy behind the ESPN cameraman.

    I thought the guy in grey was someone on the world team playing catch with a USA team player. But then I took a closer look and it was Ozzie Smith, who ended up taking ground balls at short with team USA.

    I think Chris Rock stole Edwar Ramirez’ road pants.

    Tim Raines wore an Expos cap.

    And of course Spike Lee wore a New Era “fashion” Yankees cap.

    For his last at bat George Brett wore a Yankees cap for some reason.

  • Bob Andrews | July 14, 2008 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment=”279669″][quote comment=”279660″][quote comment=”279658″]

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

    You’re assuming I care who Vai Sikahema is. I don’t. And it wasn’t the point of the post anyway.[/quote]

    Translation: In not so many words, yeah, we yellow boxes can do whatever we want and there’s two things you peons can do about it: Nothing, and like it.[/quote]

    Or you can go read a different blog or start your own. Takes about 30 seconds and then you can say whatever you want.

  • Kek | July 14, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”279673″][quote comment=”279669″][quote comment=”279660″][quote comment=”279658″]

    Bryan, I’ve defended you in the past as I think a lot of folks have gotten their panties in a bunch about your posts, but this time, I’ll side with them. It would have taken you a grand total of two seconds to research who Vai was on Pro Football Reference: http://www.pro-footb...

    You’re assuming I care who Vai Sikahema is. I don’t. And it wasn’t the point of the post anyway.[/quote]

    Translation: In not so many words, yeah, we yellow boxes can do whatever we want and there’s two things you peons can do about it: Nothing, and like it.[/quote]

    Or you can go read a different blog or start your own. Takes about 30 seconds and then you can say whatever you want.[/quote]
    I think you’re missing the point. First of all, that read-a-different-blog-or-start-your-own is a lame, say-nothing response. How are we supposed to have honest/open debate if that’s going to be the “comeback”?

    Second, and more importantly, my original message was a reference to Paul’s polite and professionally asked request from a few days ago when he asked ALL OF US (or so I thought) to not stray too much off topic. Yet today when Bryan’s pressed by someone on this very subject (because of the lack of today’s post not really having uni-related subject matter) he tells that poster to relax and that everything doesn’t have to be about uniforms.

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I find that a tad contradictory to what the owner of the site had to say a few days ago.

  • nick | July 14, 2008 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”279667″]The concepts and drawings have been shown for them, but eBay now has pictures of the new Virginia Tech football jerseys… they’re as bad as originally thought…

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

    Let’s hope against hope that these are some type of fashion jerseys, etc. and not what they intend to wear. Between these and the new UNLV unis, we now have at least TWO hideous new jersey sets for colege football. Both make the worst of the University of Oregon unis look sensible !!!!

  • Jonathan | July 14, 2008 at 2:26 am |

    Maybe it’s just shear logic, I don’t know, but I think if Bryan’s posting something on here then chances are it’s been approved by Paul. Paul’s probably told Bryan, in detail, what he can and can’t post and if he didn’t like it, would likely change it. If you guys haven’t figured out that Paul gets what he wants on this site by now then you’re just not smart. Paul “hired” Bryan. In other words, Paul wanted the type of stuff Bryan wrote. Makes sense to me. Some people just can’t have any fun. It’s a weekend post. Get over it. You guys know what to expect on the weekends. If you don’t like it, read Monday thru Friday.

  • Chuck Biscuits | July 14, 2008 at 2:26 am |

    [quote comment=”279674″]I think you’re missing the point. First of all, that read-a-different-blog-or-start-your-own is a lame, say-nothing response. How are we supposed to have honest/open debate if that’s going to be the “comeback”?

    Second, and more importantly, my original message was a reference to Paul’s polite and professionally asked request from a few days ago when he asked ALL OF US (or so I thought) to not stray too much off topic. Yet today when Bryan’s pressed by someone on this very subject (because of the lack of today’s post not really having uni-related subject matter) he tells that poster to relax and that everything doesn’t have to be about uniforms.

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I find that a tad contradictory to what the owner of the site had to say a few days ago.[/quote]

    Well said. Not surprisingly, that “if you don’t like it, start your own blog” response has been used before by the yellow boxes, so no surprise that one of Uniwatch’s lemmings would use it.

  • Ricko | July 14, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    [quote comment=”279676″][quote comment=”279667″]The concepts and drawings have been shown for them, but eBay now has pictures of the new Virginia Tech football jerseys… they’re as bad as originally thought…

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

    Let’s hope against hope that these are some type of fashion jerseys, etc. and not what they intend to wear. Between these and the new UNLV unis, we now have at least TWO hideous new jersey sets for colege football. Both make the worst of the University of Oregon unis look sensible !!!![/quote]

    Even if they are “fan gear” I suppose we can assume they look SOMETHING like the game jerseys. Hey, it’s same old Nike…never connect any two points with a straight line. Because there are theorhetically an infinite number of ways to do that, it means the results won’t always look good. I like some of the inventiveness in unis they days, but most times it seems the designers either foul off the pitch or miss it completely. Conceptually, it intriguing. The results, though, are uneven at best. As I’ve said before, when everyone tries to be unique, no one is.

    Just because “no one’s ever worn a jersey like this” doesn’t automatically make it a great uniform. I’m reminded of the line from JURASSIC PARK about knowing that you CAN do something is one thing, but you also need to stop to ponder whether you SHOULD.

    I wonder, honestly, if the school’s involved have any veto power at all, of if Nike is providing so much gear that they’re backed into a corner. Hard to believe all these schools have suddenly jumped on board with this whole new theory of uni design. You’d think some coach would say, “What the hell, I like stripes. Plain, traditional stripes. And you can’t–or won’t–give them to me?”

  • chris | July 14, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    to be fair, the $5000 that Vai got for the match was donated to the family of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, a Philadelphia police officer that was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery

  • Bryan Redemske | July 14, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”279702″]to be fair, the $5000 that Vai got for the match was donated to the family of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, a Philadelphia police officer that was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery[/quote]

    Duly noted.

  • slurpeeman | July 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    Who hasn’t heard of Vai Sikahema? Jeez.