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And I Bet He’s Got a Pushy Agent, Too

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Goddang kids today, with their backwards caps and baggy pants. No respect for the game, I tells ya. And what’s with the Crocs?! I suppose he has an endorsement deal with them and gets all his shoes for free, freakin’ spoiled athletes nowadays…..

Seriously: How come everyone’s All-Star BP jersey has their team logo on the right sleeve (additional examples here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) except for the Rangers’ players, who wore the Texas state flag? Yes, that’s what the Rangers normally wear on their game jerseys, but that’s not the point — the flag is not the team’s logo. Seems inconsistent, no?

But that’s nothing compared to all the bumper crop of All-Star inconsistencies that can be found in today’s ESPN column, the first of two ESPN installments this week (the other one will run on Friday). See you over there soon.

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389 comments to And I Bet He’s Got a Pushy Agent, Too

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 8:14 am |

    [quote]How come everyone’s All-Star BP jersey has their team logo on the right sleeve (additional examples here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) except for the Rangers’ players, who wore the Texas state flag?[/quote]

    in light of his performance, maybe the patch should have been this

  • DJ | July 15, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    Seriously: How come everyone’s All-Star BP jersey has their team logo on the right sleeve (additional examples here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) except for the Rangers’ players, who wore the Texas state flag?

    Well, the picture you showed of Evan Longoria shows that the Rays jerseys use their team sleeve patch (the manta ray) as opposed to their team logo (the “Rays” wordmark in the baseball diamond). Just like the Rangers use their team sleeve patch.

    Also, I believe the Diamondbacks use their team sleeve patch (the “db” snakehead) as opposed to the “A” logo. At least that’s what one of their prospects was wearing in the Futures Game

  • Gabe | July 15, 2008 at 8:20 am |

    Do all the regular season BP jersey’s have the piping around the neck extending down a few inches? Something about it I really like…..

  • SpfldNate | July 15, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    THat pic of Junior can’t be from the 1999 All-Star Game: the 1999 All-star game was played at Fenway Park, and that sure isn’t Fenway park in the background.

  • Jason | July 15, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    I have a PSU replica jersey and it has the same patch as the Larry Johnson jersey mentioned. I’m not sure if they still do it but I thought it was standard…

  • Steve | July 15, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    Looks more like a well placed fold than a sewing miscue on the John McDonald picture…

  • Wally1912 | July 15, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    I believe he Griffey picture is from the 1994 All Star Game in Pittsburgh.

  • Chris is Nashville | July 15, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    [quote comment=”279865″]THat pic of Junior can’t be from the 1999 All-Star Game: the 1999 All-star game was played at Fenway Park, and that sure isn’t Fenway park in the background.[/quote]

    Could that picture of Junior be from the 1991 ASG in Toronto? I just guessing because it looks like a dome.

  • Chris is Nashville | July 15, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”279869″][quote comment=”279865″]THat pic of Junior can’t be from the 1999 All-Star Game: the 1999 All-star game was played at Fenway Park, and that sure isn’t Fenway park in the background.[/quote]

    Could that picture of Junior be from the 1991 ASG in Toronto? I just guessing because it looks like a dome.[/quote]

    Okay, scrap 1991 ASG in Toronto. They didn’t have teal yet

  • Shaftman | July 15, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    I was at the home run derby and it was awesome.

    I noticed Alfonso Soriano during batting practice in the outfield sporting his Cub blue sanitaries with the grey uni’s. Couldn’t MLB spring for some black socks? WTF?

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    I bet that Griffey pic is from the ’96 all star game in Philly (Veterans Stadium). It’s the only other astroturf site since ’91 (Toronto), and we know Seattle didn’t wear those unis in 1991.

  • jeff | July 15, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    Griffy pic is at ’94 in Pitt! No Doubt!

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    check that – it could have been Pittsburgh in ’94 (Three Rivers). It’s Pittsburgh or Philly.

  • DJ | July 15, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    I noticed Alfonso Soriano during batting practice in the outfield sporting his Cub blue sanitaries with the grey uni’s. Couldn’t MLB spring for some black socks? WTF?

    Um, a player is required to wear their team’s game pants and socks during the BP sessions.

    And even if MLB were to issue socks matching the BP uniforms, they would be Yankee navy blue, not black.

  • jh | July 15, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?

  • Wally1912 | July 15, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    Here is a video of Griffey getting a hit in the 1994 ASG.

  • Geeman | July 15, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    What a great column on ESPN on the All-Star Game. By the way, in ’75, I think Vida Blue wore white pants for the team picture, if memory serves correctly (I have the picture at home and will check it). Didn’t know until today he wore gold for the game. The A’s rarely wore gold or green pants and unlike the Pirates of later years they never mixed green jerseys with gold pants or vice-versa. Wish they would bring back the gold jerseys.

  • Jen | July 15, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Some guy brought protective head gear to the HR Derby last night.

    And there was a double zero sighting.

  • Dustin | July 15, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    Also, that Griffey photo couldn’t have been Toronto. They’re AL, and he’d have his home whites on then.

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”279877″]Here is a video of Griffey getting a hit in the 1994 ASG.[/quote]

    Two notes on that video clip:

    1) They mention that Griffey won the HR derby — with SEVEN homers! Compare that to last night.

    2) Even in a 20-second clip, Joe Morgan managed to fuck up his “analysis.” He says Maddux got a fastball “up.” Watch where the pitch is.

  • Jeremy Brahm | July 15, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    Mike Engle,

    Thanks for the shoutout on the website.

    Yes, when your team wins, the coach goes for a doage,

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    As for Sadaharu Oh, he has always had wide lettering for his NOB

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    The reason for such a high number is that Japanese teams have chosen give the managers numbers that are above the 70 players on the big league and minor league rosters in Japan.

    Bobby Valentine wears the number 2. Even when Oh managed the Giants, he was #1, he changed to 89 when he went to the Hawks.

    However, Shigeo Nagashima, who wore #3 with the Yomiuri Giants, started with the #90 after retiring, then moved to #33 in the 1990s, while managing Matsui, then finally shifted to #3 in 2000.

  • Matt | July 15, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    The HR derby was different back then.

    Funny to see tight uniforms now.

  • Jeremy | July 15, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.

  • Matt | July 15, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    different in that you hit once.

  • chance | July 15, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”279884″][quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.[/quote]

    Well, a Devil Ray is still a Ray.

    The biggest problem I have with their re-bland-ing is that they’re trying to have it both ways. A glint of light for sun rays, and a devil ray sleeve patch.

    Trying to be all things to all people once again results in not actually being anything at all.

  • Roger Faso | July 15, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”279886″][quote comment=”279884″][quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.[/quote]

    Well, a Devil Ray is still a Ray.

    The biggest problem I have with their re-bland-ing is that they’re trying to have it both ways. A glint of light for sun rays, and a devil ray sleeve patch.

    Trying to be all things to all people once again results in not actually being anything at all.[/quote]

    Not only that, but there isn’t one guy named Ray on the whole friggin roster.

    If the Rays were to suddenly dissappear, would you miss them?

  • Joe | July 15, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?

  • Ian K | July 15, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    Props to Utley, Berkman, Uggla for wearing their team hats and not the “NATIONAL” BP hats. I think they were the only 3…maybe they didn’t like the gray caps?

    If anyone caught the Celebrity/Legend Softball game after the HR Derby, maybe you noticed Spike Lee in the outfield wearing that hideous hat that has been promoted by New Era.

    Paul…great article today! However I wish you had done a short paragraph on the year that the AMERICAN/NATIONAL jerseys were briefly announced to be the game day uniforms – and then yanked after an uproar. What year was that?

  • Bouj | July 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Griffey: keep in mind he’s in road greys. That means if it’s from an ASG, it’s in a National League park. So it isn’t 1999 or 1991. It’s from an even-numbered year (they still stuck to the alternating home league format back then).

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”279889″]Paul…great article today! However I wish you had done a short paragraph on the year that the AMERICAN/NATIONAL jerseys were briefly announced to be the game day uniforms – and then yanked after an uproar. What year was that?[/quote]

    Uh, I give up. I don’t recall that happening at all… I think there was a year when some people mistakenly thought the new BP jerseys were going to be used in the games. Maybe that’s what you’re thinking of..?

    Or are we talking about two different things?

  • Roger Faso | July 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Here’s what I did with my team. Everyone has the numeral 8 in their number. For example, 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 88, 98, 81, 82 and etc.

    Then you change the name of your team to the Crazy 8’s or the Ocho Locos.

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”279881″][quote comment=”279877″]Here is a video of Griffey getting a hit in the 1994 ASG.[/quote]

    Two notes on that video clip:

    1) They mention that Griffey won the HR derby — with SEVEN homers! Compare that to last night.

    2) Even in a 20-second clip, Joe Morgan managed to fuck up his “analysis.” He says Maddux got a fastball “up.” Watch where the pitch is.[/quote]

    I was in Pittsburgh in ’94. The Home Run derby was on Monday at noon and it was called the Gatorade All-Star Workout. Tickets were $5, but we actually received freebies from a Gatorade tent down by the fountain on Sunday. We also got tickets to the premiere of “Angels in the Outfield” at Three Rivers Stadium on Sunday night. Believe it or not the movie tickets were being scalped but you couldn’t give away the All-Star Workout tickets. All-Star Workout was so informal that MLB let “Angels in the Outfield” star Tony Danza take some swings. I remember Chris Berman introducing him as “Hold Me Closer Tony Danza”.

    Griffey’s shoes were a teal that matched the Mariner’s BP Jersey.

  • Nico | July 15, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    I think it was pretty sweet to see the Texas flag instead of the regular Rangers logo. And I hate Texas.

  • Ian K | July 15, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”279891″][quote comment=”279889″]Paul…great article today! However I wish you had done a short paragraph on the year that the AMERICAN/NATIONAL jerseys were briefly announced to be the game day uniforms – and then yanked after an uproar. What year was that?[/quote]

    Uh, I give up. I don’t recall that happening at all… I think there was a year when some people mistakenly thought the new BP jerseys were going to be used in the games. Maybe that’s what you’re thinking of..?

    [/quote]

    That must be what I’m thinking of. I’ll try to back up my claim, but I’m probably embellishing history.

  • Kek | July 15, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”279893″][quote comment=”279881″][quote comment=”279877″]Here is a video of Griffey getting a hit in the 1994 ASG.[/quote]

    Two notes on that video clip:

    1) They mention that Griffey won the HR derby — with SEVEN homers! Compare that to last night.

    2) Even in a 20-second clip, Joe Morgan managed to fuck up his “analysis.” He says Maddux got a fastball “up.” Watch where the pitch is.[/quote]

    I was in Pittsburgh in ’94. The Home Run derby was on Monday at noon and it was called the Gatorade All-Star Workout. Tickets were $5, but we actually received freebies from a Gatorade tent down by the fountain on Sunday. We also got tickets to the premiere of “Angels in the Outfield” at Three Rivers Stadium on Sunday night. Believe it or not the movie tickets were being scalped but you couldn’t give away the All-Star Workout tickets. All-Star Workout was so informal that MLB let “Angels in the Outfield” star Tony Danza take some swings. I remember Chris Berman introducing him as “Hold Me Closer Tony Danza”.

    Griffey’s shoes were a teal that matched the Mariner’s BP Jersey.[/quote]
    We were talking about ’94 at work the other day because it we were listening to the HR Derby on the radio live because it was being taped for broadcast later that day. Man, Big Hurt put on a display that day! I wasn’t able to go to the workout day but I did get to go to the game. I had just started a job and was only able to get one day off so I think I chose wisely. That ’94 game was one of the better ones in recent memory.

    We also had a chuckle at what a big deal they were making out of that remake of “Angels”.

  • Brendan | July 15, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    Last night I was watching a 1987 yearbook for the Seahawks and when discussing the Boz, clips showed him wearing number 55 that the NFL mandated. He was also shown wearing 44 as he had in college. Was the number 44 worn during the pre-season and if so, does the NFL not care about the numbers until the regular season?

  • Ian K | July 15, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”279895″][quote comment=”279891″][quote comment=”279889″]Paul…great article today! However I wish you had done a short paragraph on the year that the AMERICAN/NATIONAL jerseys were briefly announced to be the game day uniforms – and then yanked after an uproar. What year was that?[/quote]

    Uh, I give up. I don’t recall that happening at all… I think there was a year when some people mistakenly thought the new BP jerseys were going to be used in the games. Maybe that’s what you’re thinking of..?

    [/quote]

    That must be what I’m thinking of. I’ll try to back up my claim, but I’m probably embellishing history.[/quote]

    Apparently Bud Selig was only thinking aloud about wearing special uniforms for the game, but it was never an official press release or decision. I found 2 columns from June 2003 mentioning this. I guess his comments drew enough fire for Rob Neyer to discuss it.

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  • Duckstyle | July 15, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    Ssssssshhh….everyone be quiet, Zambrono is getting ready for bed.

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    Also of note is the caption mistakenly refering to him as Aramis Ramirez.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”279897″]Last night I was watching a 1987 yearbook for the Seahawks and when discussing the Boz, clips showed him wearing number 55 that the NFL mandated. He was also shown wearing 44 as he had in college. Was the number 44 worn during the pre-season and if so, does the NFL not care about the numbers until the regular season?[/quote]

    boz in 44 w/hawks

    im almost positive it was preseason, because there was an uproar at the time that he HAD to wear a number in the 50’s because of his position

    …he also had a photo of john elway on his stool…take that FWIW

  • Dave | July 15, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    Are the NL teams wearing their road pants/socks with the gray batting practice jerseys? That’s the way it looked last night.

    If that’s the case, the Padres players will look pretty awful with gray shirts and sand pants.

  • griffeyfanCO | July 15, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    That Griffey pic could be from 1994, mostly because by 1996 he had his own signature shoe, 1995 he wore another nike that was black with teal stripes, the only thing is, in ’94 they wore a gold MLB 125th anniversary patch on one of the sleeves, and I can’t make out the patch in the pic.

  • Jen | July 15, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”279901″]Are the NL teams wearing their road pants/socks with the gray batting practice jerseys? That’s the way it looked last night.

    If that’s the case, the Padres players will look pretty awful with gray shirts and sand pants.[/quote]

    Yes, they were wearing their own pants. The San Diego players did look awful. The one person I spotted looked like he was wearing dirty pants.

  • Darbs | July 15, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    Absolutely great ESPN article. But that pre-ASG trade reminded me of the Carlos Beltran fiasco a few years back, 2004 or 2005 maybe? Wasn’t he voted to the AL squad as a member of the Royals then traded to the Astros? What happened then? Can anyone refresh my memory?

  • floormaster squeeze | July 15, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    Getty/Yahoo should be embarrassed identifying Cubs slugger Zambrano at the home run derby as A. Ramirez.

    Anyway, a few days ago someone here noticed that Aramis was wearing his socks in a new style (high sock). Some other Cub fans noticed this too and asked about it at the official Cubs MLB.com site. Here was his answer:

    “Friends of mine in the Dominican say I look good like that. They say I look faster.”

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”279886″][quote comment=”279884″][quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.[/quote]

    Well, a Devil Ray is still a Ray.

    The biggest problem I have with their re-bland-ing is that they’re trying to have it both ways. A glint of light for sun rays, and a devil ray sleeve patch.

    Trying to be all things to all people once again results in not actually being anything at all.[/quote]
    Maybe they’re trying to make the Ray (or manta ray, or whatever) the mascot, kinda like the A’s and their elepant. If that’s the case, it seems really forced.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    Much better when they wear their own hats. The notion of selling one-off hats apparently outweighs the fact that for casual fans, and even some serious fans, the hat helps you figure out who the guys are when camera cuts to shots of other players watching the HR Contest.

    Not to mention it’s just more colorful.

    Don’t have problem with a team trying all gray, just is out of place in a situation where part of the appeal is guys from all the teams being in one place at same time.

    One American Legion team around here did all gray one summer. Completely gray hats, too. Lettering and numbers were Navy. The players even sprayed their batting helmets gray. Was kinda cool. Because ONE team did it. If more than one, then, no, loses its appeal expotentially.

    Royals could make it work. All gray hats with, say, Royal “KC” edged in White. Would be interesting to see, anyway.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”279906″][quote comment=”279886″][quote comment=”279884″][quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.[/quote]

    Well, a Devil Ray is still a Ray.

    The biggest problem I have with their re-bland-ing is that they’re trying to have it both ways. A glint of light for sun rays, and a devil ray sleeve patch.

    Trying to be all things to all people once again results in not actually being anything at all.[/quote]
    Maybe they’re trying to make the Ray (or manta ray, or whatever) the mascot, kinda like the A’s and their elepant. If that’s the case, it seems really forced.[/quote]
    Sorry, should be “elephant”. “Elepants” are what CC Sabathia wears.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”279907″]Don’t have problem with a team trying all gray, just is out of place in a situation where part of the appeal is guys from all the teams being in one place at same time.

    One American Legion team around here did all gray one summer. Completely gray hats, too. Lettering and numbers were Navy. The players even sprayed their batting helmets gray. Was kinda cool. Because ONE team did it. If more than one, then, no, loses its appeal expotentially.

    Royals could make it work. All gray hats with, say, Royal “KC” edged in White. Would be interesting to see, anyway.[/quote]

    funny you should mention that

    see first post and a few after for replies

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    AOL’s home page today has a nice photo gallery on Yankee Stadium’s Greatest Moments. In the midst of baseball season is easy to forget the NFL Sudden Death game of ’58 was played there, for example. It includes at least one “non-sports” moment, too.

  • jere | July 15, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    I’d just like to defend the original guy who suggested Griffey’s shoes were from the ’99 ASG. The wording only suggests the shoes are from the game, not that the picture is from the game.

    (I also did the “what kind of of fool would think that’s Fenway Park?! That’s pre-POS-ter-ous!!” thing before realizing it.)

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”279909″][quote comment=”279907″]Don’t have problem with a team trying all gray, just is out of place in a situation where part of the appeal is guys from all the teams being in one place at same time.

    One American Legion team around here did all gray one summer. Completely gray hats, too. Lettering and numbers were Navy. The players even sprayed their batting helmets gray. Was kinda cool. Because ONE team did it. If more than one, then, no, loses its appeal expotentially.

    Royals could make it work. All gray hats with, say, Royal “KC” edged in White. Would be interesting to see, anyway.[/quote]

    funny you should mention that

    see first post and a few after for replies[/quote]

    Yeah, saw that. Was thinking about that uni, but with a gray visor instead of Royal. I think the Orioles, Royals and Pirates recent gray hats are avail at mlb.com. Not sure, but I know I saw them somewhere recently.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    Interesting that the third base coach (Gene LaMont) in that Griffey video is wearing the Sox black alt jersey, not the White Sox road grey uni. In the video it looks like Frank Thomas is next up at the plate and is also wearing the black alt jersey.

  • Christopher | July 15, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    The Griffey pic and video posted in the comments here looks awfully green-cast. I think if the color were corrected a bit, those shoes would be more of a teal (like the M’s wore).

  • caknuck | July 15, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    The Texas flag sleeve patch is part of the Rangers’ branding scheme. Their AA franchise in Frisco, TX wears the same sleeve patch.

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”279904″]Absolutely great ESPN article. But that pre-ASG trade reminded me of the Carlos Beltran fiasco a few years back, 2004 or 2005 maybe? Wasn’t he voted to the AL squad as a member of the Royals then traded to the Astros? What happened then? Can anyone refresh my memory?[/quote]

    He was selected for the AL squad and then traded in late June. At first they told him he wouldn’t be on the NL squad, but then Junior Griffey went down with an injury and Beltran became his replacement. Not quite as uni-unique as the Shaw situation, since Shaw had literally never worn a Dodgers uniform until the ASG, while Beltran had already played for the Astros by the time of the ’04 game. That’s why I didn’t include him in the (already very long) timeline.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    They were teal. I remember watching the game. Can’t tell u what year, but do remember noticing the shoes as an addition to the “special shoes for the All-Star Game” list.

    Dave Parker, for example, in different years had some gold-white ones with a black Pony insignia and gold Brooks with black trim. That famous throw he made from right field in Seattle is in the Brooks, I think. Don’t hold me to that, though. If it’s Ponys then he wore them three times, cuz I have a photo of him in gold-white Ponys from an outdoor game.

  • Philly Al in NoCal | July 15, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    I’m getting tired of Penn State fancifying their uniforms.

  • Jet | July 15, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    Are those Des Moines Bruins throwbacks actually cotton and not polyester?!?!?!

    Be still, my heart!!!

    -Jet

  • Scott Little | July 15, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    On the Penn State jerseys…
    The whites also have the PSU sewn on them. You never likely saw them in games, as there almost impossible to see even when it’s right in front of you.

    I believe it started when Nike hooked up with PSU in the mid/late 90’s.

  • TomR | July 15, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”279917″]They were teal. I remember watching the game. Can’t tell u what year, but do remember noticing the shoes as an addition to the “special shoes for the All-Star Game” list.

    Dave Parker, for example, in different years had some gold-white ones with a black Pony insignia and gold Brooks with black trim. That famous throw he made from right field in Seattle is in the Brooks, I think. Don’t hold me to that, though. If it’s Ponys then he wore them three times, cuz I have a photo of him in gold-white Ponys from an outdoor game.[/quote]

    That is 110% 1994. I have been in 3 Rivers hundreds of times and just looking down the line in the picture you can tell where the cameramen setup during games.

  • jesse | July 15, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”279866″]I have a PSU replica jersey and it has the same patch as the Larry Johnson jersey mentioned. I’m not sure if they still do it but I thought it was standard…[/quote]

    1. No they don’t still do it, I have 2006 gamer and it’s not there.

    2. I’ve posted about this at least twice, even had a picture once. I am glad it’s finally on the official uni-watch record.

  • scott | July 15, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”279913″]Interesting that the third base coach (Gene LaMont) in that Griffey video is wearing the Sox black alt jersey, not the White Sox road grey uni. In the video it looks like Frank Thomas is next up at the plate and is also wearing the black alt jersey.[/quote]

    Until the mid 1990s, the White Sox, Indians and Athletics would wear their alts in the All-Star game. That came to an end in 1997, though I think it was Ken Caminiti in that year’s game who mistakenly autographed his road jersey and had to wear his alt Padres jersey.

  • Jet | July 15, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    I hope they have a bonfire for those gray BP jerseys and hats after the game….

    -Jet

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”279919″]Are those Des Moines Bruins throwbacks actually cotton and not polyester?!?!?![/quote]

    Neither — looks like lightweight wool flannel to me. And yeah, they’re really gorgeous.

  • jere | July 15, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    Couldn’t the Griffey pic be from 1993 Opening Day at the Kingdome, when they wore the new road jerseys at home?

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Another thing about those throwbacks: The cap features vertically arched lettering, even though there are only two letters! Don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

    Look:
    http://web.minorleag...

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”279927″]Another thing about those throwbacks: The cap features vertically arched lettering, even though there are only two letters! Don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

    Look:
    http://web.minorleag...

    Why vertically arch the lettering on the cap but not on the jersey?

  • DawgFan | July 15, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    In the ESPN column about Alomar’s gear in 1997; I would bet that’s also the first time the “Hockey style” catcher’s mask is used in an All-Star game, it was invented by Charlie O’Brien while he was a member of the Blue Jays (96-97).

  • Tape | July 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    of course, the Texas flag on the ASG BP jerseys are “technically” wrong, in that it is “flying” from the rear of the body to the front when it should be “flying” from front to back.

    it appears correctly on the actual Texas Rangers jerseys where they display the patch on the left sleeve. they just took the flag “alternate logo” and stuck it on the right sleeve for those BP jerseys.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]
    62 is ALWAYS an offensive lineman (unless you’re a Spring Training invitee, a September call-up, or Joba Chamberlain

  • DawgFan | July 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”279929″]In the ESPN column about Alomar’s gear in 1997; I would bet that’s also the first time the “Hockey style” catcher’s mask is used in an All-Star game, it was invented by Charlie O’Brien while he was a member of the Blue Jays (96-97).[/quote]

    Answered my own question, here’s an article saying O’Brien was able to wear his mask in Sept. 1996 vs the Yankees. So the 1997 All-Star game would be the first possible time it was worn in the game.

    http://query.nytimes...

  • cakey | July 15, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    You need to find a better image host for your ESPN articles. I’m getting “page load errors” for every image hosted at flickr.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”279933″]You need to find a better image host for your ESPN articles. I’m getting “page load errors” for every image hosted at flickr.[/quote]

    are you trying to view them at work?

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”279931″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]
    62 is ALWAYS an offensive lineman (unless you’re a Spring Training invitee, a September call-up, or Joba Chamberlain[/quote]
    …or Scot Pollard with the Pacers:

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    Somehow we ended up with two #62s on our company team, so we had to rip the 6 off of one and make it an offset #2 jersey.

    Ya gotta go with a single digit, though, since there are so few of them available.

  • cakey | July 15, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”279934″]are you trying to view them at work?[/quote]

    Nope.

    http://farm4.static....

    That work for anyone?

  • Jim | July 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    Beautiful picture of all the retired numbers/banners at MON’s Bell Centre. You can also see the Expos Banner.

    http://www.nhl.com/n...

    Man I miss hockey…

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”279928″][quote comment=”279927″]Another thing about those throwbacks: The cap features vertically arched lettering, even though there are only two letters! Don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

    Look:
    http://web.minorleag...

    Why vertically arch the lettering on the cap but not on the jersey?[/quote]

    Probably cuz the obvious parent club (Cubs) had the same style jersey lettering. That’s an educated guess, of course.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”279936″][quote comment=”279934″]are you trying to view them at work?[/quote]

    Nope.

    http://farm4.static....

    That work for anyone?[/quote]

    yup…dude wearing a padres jacket w/expos cap

  • Juan Grande | July 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”279908″][quote comment=”279906″][quote comment=”279886″][quote comment=”279884″][quote comment=”279876″]this may have been mentioned before, but if they are the Tampa Bay Rays and not the DEVIL RAYS, why is there a devil ray on their sleeve?[/quote]

    I may be completely wrong about this, but I believe that it is a Manta Ray, which for all I know could also be called a Devil Ray. I’m sure that was no help whatsoever.[/quote]

    Well, a Devil Ray is still a Ray.

    The biggest problem I have with their re-bland-ing is that they’re trying to have it both ways. A glint of light for sun rays, and a devil ray sleeve patch.

    Trying to be all things to all people once again results in not actually being anything at all.[/quote]
    Maybe they’re trying to make the Ray (or manta ray, or whatever) the mascot, kinda like the A’s and their elepant. If that’s the case, it seems really forced.[/quote]
    Sorry, should be “elephant”. “Elepants” are what CC Sabathia wears.[/quote]

    The Rays are still identified with the sea creature of the same name. There is a large touch tank with cow-nosed rays at The Trop.

  • Roger Faso | July 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    Milwaukee Brewer Candy Bar

    http://www.candywrap...

  • Charlie | July 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    That is without a doubt Three Rivers…I was there hundreds of times. That being said I still miss it…it was a dump but there were so many good memories there!

  • Adam Lazer | July 15, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    Did anyone notice that last night, in the home run derby, Ryan Braun wore his Brewers cap? Everyone else had AL or NL All-star caps but Ryan wore the standard Brewers cap. Sorry no pictures…

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    The Flickr images are working fine for me in Safari, but not in Firefox (which are the only two browsers I use). Never had that problem before, and I assume it’s just a temporary thing, but if they’re not working for you, try a different browser.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”279943″]Did anyone notice that last night, in the home run derby, Ryan Braun wore his Brewers cap? Everyone else had AL or NL All-star caps but Ryan wore the standard Brewers cap. Sorry no pictures…[/quote]
    Berkman wore his Astros cap as well.

  • BS | July 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    Check out this email I got from Gamestop about NCAA 09 being released today.
    The pics shown at the bottom are not from NCAA 09 or any college game for that matter. They are all players wearing the uniform of a NFL team(from left to right, Chargers, Titans, and Redskins throwback).
    Apparently, whoever runs the emails at Gamestop doesn’t Get It™.

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”279944″]The Flickr images are working fine for me in Safari, but not in Firefox (which are the only two browsers I use). Never had that problem before, and I assume it’s just a temporary thing, but if they’re not working for you, try a different browser.[/quote]

    working fine for me in firefox

  • BS | July 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”279944″]The Flickr images are working fine for me in Safari, but not in Firefox (which are the only two browsers I use). Never had that problem before, and I assume it’s just a temporary thing, but if they’re not working for you, try a different browser.[/quote]
    Having the same problem in both of those browsers as well as in Internet Explorer. Flickr must be down.

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    And now, a few mins. later, the Flickr images seem to be working better.

  • Kek | July 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”279942″]That is without a doubt Three Rivers…I was there hundreds of times. That being said I still miss it…it was a dump but there were so many good memories there![/quote]
    Football yes, baseball no (as far as missing it, both sports had memorable moments there).

    PNC Park doesn’t make me miss Three Rivers AT ALL, but Heinz Field, to me, was really not done well (comparatively speaking, when looking at Philly, Detroit, Seattle and Arizona’s newer NFL facilities). I kind of wish they could have kept Three Rivers for football and reconfigured it out of the cement bowl, multi-purpose thing (i.e. a reverse old-Busch Stadium after the Rams moved to the Dome) as a kick-ass, football only stadium.

  • u2-horn | July 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”279905″]Getty/Yahoo should be embarrassed identifying Cubs slugger Zambrano at the home run derby as A. Ramirez.
    [/quote]
    Well how should they feel about identifying Justin Morneau as Josh Hamilton?!

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Kevin G. | July 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”279900″][quote comment=”279897″]Last night I was watching a 1987 yearbook for the Seahawks and when discussing the Boz, clips showed him wearing number 55 that the NFL mandated. He was also shown wearing 44 as he had in college. Was the number 44 worn during the pre-season and if so, does the NFL not care about the numbers until the regular season?[/quote]

    boz in 44 w/hawks

    im almost positive it was preseason, because there was an uproar at the time that he HAD to wear a number in the 50’s because of his position

    …he also had a photo of john elway on his stool…take that FWIW[/quote]
    Didn’t the Boz once come out onto the field in a regular season game wearing number 55 only to pull it off and reveal a number 44 jersey? I think the league came down on him hard, and it never happened again.

  • J-Dub | July 15, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”279946″]Check out this email I got from Gamestop about NCAA 09 being released today.
    The pics shown at the bottom are not from NCAA 09 or any college game for that matter. They are all players wearing the uniform of a NFL team(from left to right, Chargers, Titans, and Redskins throwback).
    Apparently, whoever runs the emails at Gamestop doesn’t Get It™.[/quote]
    I was in my local GameStop this weekend, and – IIRC – all the in-store displays featured the same pictures. Apparently, not Getting It™ runs rampant at GameStop.

  • Joe D | July 15, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    Jim Tressel was on ESPN First Take this morning and they asked him how many sweater vests he plans on wearing the upcoming season. He said he only wear 2, grey at home and scarlet on the road. He wears contrasting colors to his teams uniforms so he can be found easily on the sideline.

    Not sure if this has been talked about before or not but I found it pretty neat.

  • jesse | July 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”279950″][quote comment=”279942″]That is without a doubt Three Rivers…I was there hundreds of times. That being said I still miss it…it was a dump but there were so many good memories there![/quote]
    Football yes, baseball no (as far as missing it, both sports had memorable moments there).

    PNC Park doesn’t make me miss Three Rivers AT ALL, but Heinz Field, to me, was really not done well (comparatively speaking, when looking at Philly, Detroit, Seattle and Arizona’s newer NFL facilities). I kind of wish they could have kept Three Rivers for football and reconfigured it out of the cement bowl, multi-purpose thing (i.e. a reverse old-Busch Stadium after the Rams moved to the Dome) as a kick-ass, football only stadium.[/quote]

    old-Busch Stadium was not really kick ass, as much as it we reasonably well taken care of and not nearly as bad as it could have been.

    Think of it this way. Heinz got taken care of a few years ago when everbody was flush with cash. Imagine where we’d be now if they had just upgraded Three Rivers 7 years ago. A new owner would want a new stadium (eventually the Cardinals got one, despite the upgrades) and there is no money for that today.

  • Hex | July 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    Quick question: Can anyone identify this cap for me?

  • Bryan | July 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”279956″]Quick question: Can anyone identify this cap for me?[/quote]
    Milwaukee Braves?

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    Milwaukee Braves

  • Kek | July 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”279955″][quote comment=”279950″][quote comment=”279942″]That is without a doubt Three Rivers…I was there hundreds of times. That being said I still miss it…it was a dump but there were so many good memories there![/quote]
    Football yes, baseball no (as far as missing it, both sports had memorable moments there).

    PNC Park doesn’t make me miss Three Rivers AT ALL, but Heinz Field, to me, was really not done well (comparatively speaking, when looking at Philly, Detroit, Seattle and Arizona’s newer NFL facilities). I kind of wish they could have kept Three Rivers for football and reconfigured it out of the cement bowl, multi-purpose thing (i.e. a reverse old-Busch Stadium after the Rams moved to the Dome) as a kick-ass, football only stadium.[/quote]

    old-Busch Stadium was not really kick ass, as much as it we reasonably well taken care of and not nearly as bad as it could have been.

    Think of it this way. Heinz got taken care of a few years ago when everbody was flush with cash. Imagine where we’d be now if they had just upgraded Three Rivers 7 years ago. A new owner would want a new stadium (eventually the Cardinals got one, despite the upgrades) and there is no money for that today.[/quote]
    Everything you say is true, I just hate Heinz Field!!! The open end, for one hurts not only the kicking game (although Reed’s done a damn good job, how he wasn’t a Pro Bowler last year is beyond me. Dude missed two FGs all season, one was over 50 and one was on that slop on Monday Night in that 3-0 game with Miami) but the noise factor. I’m hoping in the future they close that off, I think I heard about a plan to add more seats.

    That’s another thing, with as rabid a fan base the Steelers have and a very long season ticket waiting list, the capacity for heinz could have been 75-80K easily.

    …and don’t get me started on the playing surface!!!

  • jesse | July 15, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    I think I heard about a plan to add more seats

    They should come up with a plan to get the people that have seats in their’s first. The place is usually empty for most of the second half.

  • Jet | July 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”279925″][quote comment=”279919″]Are those Des Moines Bruins throwbacks actually cotton and not polyester?!?!?![/quote]

    Neither — looks like lightweight wool flannel to me. And yeah, they’re really gorgeous.[/quote]

    Paul, even better!!!!!! And that vertically-arched cap lettering! Finally, someone has done the “throwback” thing RIGHT!!!!

    -Jet

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote]don’t get me started on the playing surface!!! [/quote]

    isn’t the surface pretty much ok (i.e. natural grass)…just they try to play too many games back-to-back on it, thereby not allowing for proper and necessary maintenance?

    and imo guess the drainage isn’t all that great either…or was that due to flooding rains of biblical proportions last season?

  • Jordan Pope | July 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”279954″]Jim Tressel was on ESPN First Take this morning and they asked him how many sweater vests he plans on wearing the upcoming season. He said he only wear 2, grey at home and scarlet on the road. He wears contrasting colors to his teams uniforms so he can be found easily on the sideline.

    Not sure if this has been talked about before or not but I found it pretty neat.[/quote]

    many coaches do that so they can be seen from the sidelines.
    and ive seen some offensive coaches wear different jackets than defensive coaches

  • J-Dub | July 15, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”279956″]Quick question: Can anyone identify this cap for me?[/quote]
    Milwaukee Braves?

  • James Craven | July 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    They’re closing the Spectrum in South Philadelphia to make room for an entertainment complex:

    http://www.remembert...

  • jesse | July 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”279962″][quote]don’t get me started on the playing surface!!! [/quote]

    isn’t the surface pretty much ok (i.e. natural grass)…just they try to play too many games back-to-back on it, thereby not allowing for proper and necessary maintenance?

    and imo guess the drainage isn’t all that great either…or was that due to flooding rains of biblical proportions last season?[/quote]

    All of the above.

  • Kek | July 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”279962″][quote]don’t get me started on the playing surface!!! [/quote]

    isn’t the surface pretty much ok (i.e. natural grass)…just they try to play too many games back-to-back on it, thereby not allowing for proper and necessary maintenance?

    and imo guess the drainage isn’t all that great either…or was that due to flooding rains of biblical proportions last season?[/quote]
    That’s what is always said but I think it’s rubbish. I’m a season ticket holder for Pitt and that field starts to look bad very early on. The media always blame the high school championships that are held there over Thanksgiving weekend but that field is toast well before the end of November.

    The Miami game was a freak thing because they messed around and then it rained tons and caused a terrible mess.

    Bottom line is they should bite the damn bullet and put the fieldturf in already.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”279965″]They’re closing the Spectrum in South Philadelphia to make room for an entertainment complex:

    http://www.remembert...
    Wow, nowhere on that scroll of memorable event photos was the ’92 Duke-Kentucky Regional Final. The Hulkster was there, though.

  • jesse | July 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”279967″][quote comment=”279962″][quote]don’t get me started on the playing surface!!! [/quote]

    isn’t the surface pretty much ok (i.e. natural grass)…just they try to play too many games back-to-back on it, thereby not allowing for proper and necessary maintenance?

    and imo guess the drainage isn’t all that great either…or was that due to flooding rains of biblical proportions last season?[/quote]
    That’s what is always said but I think it’s rubbish. I’m a season ticket holder for Pitt and that field starts to look bad very early on. The media always blame the high school championships that are held there over Thanksgiving weekend but that field is toast well before the end of November.

    The Miami game was a freak thing because they messed around and then it rained tons and caused a terrible mess.

    Bottom line is they should bite the damn bullet and put the fieldturf in already.[/quote]

    The Pitt band is a big part of the problem. They let march under any circumstance even if its raining, and given the level of use the field gets, they probably should not be permitted to march at all. Not to mention other teams bands.

  • Jay Hicks | July 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....

  • lwiedy | July 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”279878″]What a great column on ESPN on the All-Star Game. By the way, in ’75, I think Vida Blue wore white pants for the team picture, if memory serves correctly (I have the picture at home and will check it). Didn’t know until today he wore gold for the game. The A’s rarely wore gold or green pants and unlike the Pirates of later years they never mixed green jerseys with gold pants or vice-versa. Wish they would bring back the gold jerseys.[/quote]

    I would be interested to see one with Vida. The team picture in the 1975 WS program specifically states that Vida was absent when the photo was taken.

  • Perry | July 15, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)

  • Kerry P | July 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....
    Downgrade.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”279972″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    i think you should choose whatever number you selected for your uniwatch membership

    not a member? join here

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”279973″][quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....
    Downgrade.[/quote]

    I love them. What’s the Helmet going to look like.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....

    and here is a picture of the commodores in their away whites

  • Chad G | July 15, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”279973″][quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....
    Downgrade.[/quote]

    Agreed

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....

    AND the story tells us they’re “stylish,” and that they have black, gold and white options for both jerseys and pants.

    Those unis look about exactly as many of us expected. And there you have it, for all their attempts to be original, the companies (don’t mean just Nike, but they seem to be the most obvious to whom this applies) are now in a rut. They have become predictable, and that’s among the worst things you can say to designer.

    Not everyone has to have three different color sets of jerseys and pants, boys n’ girls. Or decorative piping curving from somewhere to somewhere else. You’ve stopped being original when you simply start adapting your same ideas. They’re so concerned with staying outside the box that they’ve not created their own new box.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”279976″][quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....

    and here is a picture of the commodores in their away whites[/quote]

    Wow, wasn’t that what Mork’s dress uniform looked like?

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”279978″][quote comment=”279970″]Preview of the new Vanderbilt Commodores uniforms that will be unveiled on August 17th:

    http://vucommodores....

    AND the story tells us they’re “stylish,” and that they have black, gold and white options for both jerseys and pants.

    Those unis look about exactly as many of us expected. And there you have it, for all their attempts to be original, the companies (don’t mean just Nike, but they seem to be the most obvious to whom this applies) are now in a rut. They have become predictable, and that’s among the worst things you can say to designer.

    Not everyone has to have three different color sets of jerseys and pants, boys n’ girls. Or decorative piping curving from somewhere to somewhere else. You’ve stopped being original when you simply start adapting your same ideas. They’re so concerned with staying outside the box that they’ve not created their own new box.[/quote]

    I haven’t seen Nike use the Oregon Ducks or OSU Beavers designs for other schools.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    they’ve NOW created their own new box.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote]Not everyone has to have three different color sets of jerseys and pants, boys n’ girls.[/quote]

    lambs and flaming tacks…are you listening?

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote]I haven’t seen Nike use the Oregon Ducks or OSU Beavers designs for other schools. [/quote]

    jesus marty, you say that like it’s a bad thing

  • E | July 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    Don’t know if we’ve cleared up the Griffey Junior green shoes topic, that great ASG clip from 1994 helps, but based solely on the fact he’s not wearing Air Griffey sneakers, it’s most definitely pre-1995. Those green Nikes he’s wearing in that pic look like a green version of the simple black ones he wore before he got his own personalized line in 1995. He started wearing the Air Diamond Furys in ’95 that had ‘JR’ on the tongue and ’24’ in silver cursive on the sides and from then on each edition was released as the Air Griffey 2,3, and so on. To make a long story short, the green shoes in the picture do not look like any version of the Air Griffey line, so they must be pre-1995.

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”279983″][quote]I haven’t seen Nike use the Oregon Ducks or OSU Beavers designs for other schools. [/quote]

    jesus marty, you say that like it’s a bad thing[/quote]

    I LOVE the Ducks uniforms. But I’m glad they’re the only ones with that template it makes them unique.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    Did I sound like I was talking about specifics? Again, talking about general design look/philosophy. No, no one has Oregon’s tire tracks. Yes, I know that.

    The fact that you rush to point out two exceptions sorta proves the point. Just the fact that they “exceptions”.

    If I say, “Most major league wear gray on the road,” and someone rushes to point out that the Padres wear sand…it actually validates the original observations. When exceptions are notable, then the rule is true.

    The actual old saying, btw, is “That’s the exception that proves the rule.”

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”279985″][quote comment=”279983″][quote]I haven’t seen Nike use the Oregon Ducks or OSU Beavers designs for other schools. [/quote]

    jesus marty, you say that like it’s a bad thing[/quote]

    I LOVE the Ducks uniforms. But I’m glad they’re the only ones with that template it makes them unique.[/quote]

    i do too…other than the mets, it may be the only thing on which we DO agree

    and im glad no one else has that wonderful lightning neon…i may be the only one on the planet (other than you) who loves that shade…hopefully NO ONE ELSE will ever have it

  • chance | July 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”279957″][quote comment=”279956″]Quick question: Can anyone identify this cap for me?[/quote]
    Milwaukee Braves?[/quote]

    That’s the obvious answer, but the patch on the side is throwing me off.

    Could it be some sort of phony “throwback” with a 1957 World Series logo, meant to simulate one of these?

    How about a little context – what is the eBay seller claiming it is?

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”279986″]Did I sound like I was talking about specifics? Again, talking about general design look/philosophy. No, no one has Oregon’s tire tracks. Yes, I know that.

    The fact that you rush to point out two exceptions sorta proves the point. Just the fact that they “exceptions”.

    If I say, “Most major league wear gray on the road,” and someone rushes to point out that the Padres wear sand…it actually validates the original observations. When exceptions are notable, then the rule is true.

    The actual old saying, btw, is “That’s the exception that proves the rule.”[/quote]

    And I love Oregon’s football unis. Well, except for that white helmet. Not so sure about that.

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Really? Tell that to Don Drysdale.

  • Jason | July 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    Info on new Vanderbilt unis. http://vucommodores....

  • Christopher | July 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?

    What’s so strange about a 99, 50, 66, 72, etc.?

  • Tony In Erie (at home) | July 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    Pedro Porthole sighting from the 1999 All Star Game.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote]Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?[/quote]

    oh…nigh on 80+ years (or…since they started putting numbers on the unis)

  • Tony In Erie (at home) | July 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Worse Players?

    Check out the retired numbers at Yankee Stadium.

  • Dane | July 15, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”279965″]They’re closing the Spectrum in South Philadelphia to make room for an entertainment complex:

    http://www.remembert...

    And of uni-importance… a special patch for the Phantoms!

    The Phantoms will commemorate the final season of the Spectrum by wearing a special patch on their uniform and celebrating memorable moments from the historic venue throughout the season.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”279996″][quote comment=”279965″]They’re closing the Spectrum in South Philadelphia to make room for an entertainment complex:

    http://www.remembert...

    And of uni-importance… a special patch for the Phantoms!

    The Phantoms will commemorate the final season of the Spectrum by wearing a special patch on their uniform and celebrating memorable moments from the historic venue throughout the season.[/quote]
    Such as this, I hope…

    http://i.1asphost.co...

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”279995″]Worse Players?

    Check out the retired numbers at Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    He means numbers 50 and higher, which until perhaps the late 80s were considered to be numbers issued in spring training to players who were unlikely to go north with the big club. Most players, upon making the final cut, were delighted to get a lower number. Photos have been posted here showing Henry Aaron in his early #52, which he gladly surrendered for #44 becuase there was a “stigma” players attached to any number higher than 49. Some players, like Drysdale, didi chose to retain their higher numbers for reasons of their own, that’s true. Anyone can argue that isn’t the way it was (and note we say “traditionally” not “absolutely”)…til they pass out if they want…but they’ll still be wrong.

  • DR | July 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”279992″][quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?

    What’s so strange about a 99, 50, 66, 72, etc.?[/quote]

    I believe in freedom of choice when it comes to the number on your back, but nothing looks finer than a single digit number. I’m a 7 man myself.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”279999″][quote comment=”279992″][quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?

    What’s so strange about a 99, 50, 66, 72, etc.?[/quote]

    I believe in freedom of choice when it comes to the number on your back, but nothing looks finer than a single digit number. I’m a 7 man myself.[/quote]
    There’s always gotta be some dude on every softball team that chooses #69. Yeah, that’s original.

  • Joe G | July 15, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    were those green Griffey shoes an All-Star game thing only? No way he wore those during the regular season, right?

  • Marty Met | July 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”279992″][quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?

    What’s so strange about a 99, 50, 66, 72, etc.?[/quote]

    Nothing if your Refrigerator Perry. Go with 7 for Ed Kranepool.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”280000″][quote comment=”279999″][quote comment=”279992″][quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Where did the whole attitude come in that higher numbers are for worse players?

    What’s so strange about a 99, 50, 66, 72, etc.?[/quote]

    I believe in freedom of choice when it comes to the number on your back, but nothing looks finer than a single digit number. I’m a 7 man myself.[/quote]
    There’s always gotta be some dude on every softball team that chooses #69. Yeah, that’s original.[/quote]

    Yeah, that pretty much the same as putting, “I Love In a Trailer Pack” on the back of a jersey, isn’t it.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”280001″]were those green Griffey shoes an All-Star game thing only? No way he wore those during the regular season, right?[/quote]

    Again, as we’ve established…they weren’t green. They were teal. Not the same thing. Like saying burgundy is red.

  • E | July 15, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    Griffey def. wore these teal/green shoes (and a white variation) in ’95 before breaking his wrist.

    http://aycu04.websho...

    Which looks like a lot of teal/green to be wearing during the reg. season, but I don’t know if he wore those other green ones for most of the season.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote]I Love In a Trailer Pack[/quote]

    what?

    did you mean i LIVE in a trailer PARK…or is that some joke im not getting

  • Mike T | July 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    technically, the Mariners call it “Northwest green”.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”280006″][quote]I Love In a Trailer Pack[/quote]

    what?

    did you mean i LIVE in a trailer PARK…or is that some joke im not getting[/quote]

    Supposed to be “live” yes, but I’m pretty sure the typo was Freudian in nature.
    (Isn’t it great when you make a typo that screws up your whole point).

    But, yes, guys wearing #69 is right up there on the Lack-of-Originality Scale with “That’s what my/your wife says” and the always wince-inducing, “Not if I see you first.”

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”280008″][quote comment=”280006″][quote]I Love In a Trailer Pack[/quote]

    what?

    did you mean i LIVE in a trailer PARK…or is that some joke im not getting[/quote]

    Supposed to be “live” yes, but I’m pretty sure the typo was Freudian in nature.
    (Isn’t it great when you make a typo that screws up your whole point).

    But, yes, guys wearing #69 is right up there on the Lack-of-Originality Scale with “That’s what my/your wife says” and the always wince-inducing, “Not if I see you first.”[/quote]
    Oh weathermen, making it rain at a constant 69 degrees…

  • Ricko | July 15, 2008 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”280009″][quote comment=”280008″][quote comment=”280006″][quote]I Love In a Trailer Pack[/quote]

    what?

    did you mean i LIVE in a trailer PARK…or is that some joke im not getting[/quote]

    Supposed to be “live” yes, but I’m pretty sure the typo was Freudian in nature.
    (Isn’t it great when you make a typo that screws up your whole point).

    But, yes, guys wearing #69 is right up there on the Lack-of-Originality Scale with “That’s what my/your wife says” and the always wince-inducing, “Not if I see you first.”[/quote]
    Oh weathermen, making it rain at a constant 69 degrees…[/quote]

    Here’s a thought, and it’s why Jared Allen’s personna awaits judgement in my book. I’d like to think a player, fearing people would think he aksed for that number, would ask to have it changed.

    Which leaves us with three options:
    1. He’s one of those who thinks it’s “wink-wink” clever, and therefore an idiot.
    2. He’s not aware that wearing that number makes him LOOK like someone who thinks it’s “wink-wink” cleaver…and therefore ALSO an idiot.
    3. He’s so obtuse he doesn’t know what it means…nah, that just couldn’t be, he plays pro football. So I guess we’re really left with just those first two.

    Not a good sign.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”280010″]Here’s a thought, and it’s why Jared Allen’s personna awaits judgement in my book. I’d like to think a player, fearing people would think he aksed for that number, would ask to have it changed.[/quote]

    speaking of mr 69…wtf is that headband? that’s NOT what i think it is, is it?

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”280010″][quote comment=”280009″][quote comment=”280008″][quote comment=”280006″][quote]I Love In a Trailer Pack[/quote]

    what?

    did you mean i LIVE in a trailer PARK…or is that some joke im not getting[/quote]

    Supposed to be “live” yes, but I’m pretty sure the typo was Freudian in nature.
    (Isn’t it great when you make a typo that screws up your whole point).

    But, yes, guys wearing #69 is right up there on the Lack-of-Originality Scale with “That’s what my/your wife says” and the always wince-inducing, “Not if I see you first.”[/quote]
    Oh weathermen, making it rain at a constant 69 degrees…[/quote]

    Here’s a thought, and it’s why Jared Allen’s personna awaits judgement in my book. I’d like to think a player, fearing people would think he aksed for that number, would ask to have it changed.

    Which leaves us with three options:
    1. He’s one of those who thinks it’s “wink-wink” clever, and therefore an idiot.
    2. He’s not aware that wearing that number makes him LOOK like someone who thinks it’s “wink-wink” cleaver…and therefore ALSO an idiot.
    3. He’s so obtuse he doesn’t know what it means…nah, that just couldn’t be, he plays pro football. So I guess we’re really left with just those first two.

    Not a good sign.[/quote]
    Say what you want about 69, but it’s not that bad of a number. It cannot be turned upside-down, it kind of looks like a Ying Yang symbol (use your imagination), and it’s a multiple of 23 (if you’re into Michael Jordan, Dr. Pepper, or the Jim Carrey movie).

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”280011″][quote comment=”280010″]Here’s a thought, and it’s why Jared Allen’s personna awaits judgement in my book. I’d like to think a player, fearing people would think he aksed for that number, would ask to have it changed.[/quote]

    speaking of mr 69…wtf is that headband? that’s NOT what i think it is, is it?[/quote]
    NFL Equipment logo. Pretty standard nowadays.

  • Talon Lardner | July 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”279969″][quote comment=”279967″][quote comment=”279962″][quote]don’t get me started on the playing surface!!! [/quote]

    isn\’t the surface pretty much ok (i.e. natural grass)…just they try to play too many games back-to-back on it, thereby not allowing for proper and necessary maintenance?

    and imo guess the drainage isn\’t all that great either…or was that due to flooding rains of biblical proportions last season?[/quote]
    That\’s what is always said but I think it\’s rubbish. I\’m a season ticket holder for Pitt and that field starts to look bad very early on. The media always blame the high school championships that are held there over Thanksgiving weekend but that field is toast well before the end of November.

    The Miami game was a freak thing because they messed around and then it rained tons and caused a terrible mess.

    Bottom line is they should bite the damn bullet and put the fieldturf in already.[/quote]

    The Pitt band is a big part of the problem. They let march under any circumstance even if its raining, and given the level of use the field gets, they probably should not be permitted to march at all. Not to mention other teams bands.[/quote]

    I thought it was marching band practices or tournaments that were bad on performance fields. I don\’t really see how a marching band performing with non-studded shoes can tear up a field more than even a single normal play can.

  • interlockingtc | July 15, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    What a completely thorough and fun chronicling of ASG unis on espn today.

    In the mid ’70’s when the A’s were sporting all those different combinations in the face of convention–along with their mustaches and devil-may-care attitude–they were so cool. Like punks. I didn’t root for them but admired them for their audacity.

  • James Craven | July 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”279996″][quote comment=”279965″]“They’re closing the Spectrum in South Philadelphia to make room for an entertainment complex:”

    http://www.remembert...

    “And of uni-importance… a special patch for the Phantoms!”[/quote]

    Before they move to Trenton and kick the Trenton Devils out of Sovereign Bank Arena then reclaim the Trenton Titans nickname and logo for the AHL…

    [quote comment=”279997″]“Such as this, I hope…”

    http://i.1asphost.co...

    *MRRP! The Price is Right losing horns play*

    Nope, that was at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

  • Roger Faso | July 15, 2008 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=\”280015\”]What a completely thorough and fun chronicling of ASG unis on espn today.

    In the mid \’70\’s when the A\’s were sporting all those different combinations in the face of convention–along with their mustaches and devil-may-care attitude–they were so cool. Like punks. I didn\’t root for them but admired them for their audacity.[/quote]

    East Bay. If they ever air it again, check out Rebels of Oakland on HBO. Makes me weep like a baby.

  • LarenR | July 15, 2008 at 8:13 pm |

    They couldn’t get fitted caps for the all-time All Stars?!

  • DP30 | July 15, 2008 at 8:20 pm |

    I’m more annoyed that they couldn’t dip into the Cooperstown Collection and come up with era-appropriate hats for the Hall of Famers.

    Stick Mike Schmidt in a maroon Phillies cap, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount in the glove-and-ball Brewer logo cap, etc. You’re better than that, MLB.

  • LarenR | July 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”280019″]I’m more annoyed that they couldn’t dip into the Cooperstown Collection and come up with era-appropriate hats for the Hall of Famers.

    Stick Mike Schmidt in a maroon Phillies cap, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount in the glove-and-ball Brewer logo cap, etc. You’re better than that, MLB.[/quote]

    I thought of that, too (Ozzie with a blue St. Louis cap? Seriously?).

  • Robert | July 15, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    There sure are a lot of white spats-looking spikes at the All-Star game tonight.

  • DP30 | July 15, 2008 at 8:28 pm |

    Actually, you could probably let the blue St. Louis cap for Ozzie slide, since he did actually wear it in the latter part of his career. The navy and sand colored Padres cap for Tony Gwynn, on the other hand…

    At least they gave Gary Carter an old Expos cap…I was wondering how they’d handle that one.

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    They gave Gary Carter an Expo’s and Met hat, but he’s wearing the Expo hat. Didn’t he want to go into the Hall as a Met? I wonder if it’s a stab at the Mets for their response to his “campaigning” for the managerial job.

    And how can you honor HOF pitchers IN NEW YORK and NOT have Tom Seaver??

  • DP30 | July 15, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”280023″]They gave Gary Carter an Expo’s and Met hat, but he’s wearing the Expo hat. Didn’t he want to go into the Hall as a Met? I wonder if it’s a stab at the Mets for their response to his “campaigning” for the managerial job.[/quote]

    Carter wanted to go in as a Met, but the cap is up to the Hall of Fame’s discretion…so they placed him in the Hall as an Expo.

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”280024″][quote comment=”280023″]They gave Gary Carter an Expo’s and Met hat, but he’s wearing the Expo hat. Didn’t he want to go into the Hall as a Met? I wonder if it’s a stab at the Mets for their response to his “campaigning” for the managerial job.[/quote]

    Carter wanted to go in as a Met, but the cap is up to the Hall of Fame’s discretion…so they placed him in the Hall as an Expo.[/quote]

    Oh I know, but I would have thought he’d wear the Met cap anyway. He won his ring with NY.

  • Michael Emody | July 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”279956″]Quick question: Can anyone identify this cap for me?[/quote]

    Milwaukee Braves, of course. That’s probably a beer logo on the side. It’s what they do at throwback-cap giveaway games. Actually, almost any giveaway cap comes with a beer logo. That’s why they won’t give them to kids.

    Willie Mays wore a Giants cap during tonight’s All-Star festivities with a “G” logo on it. Pretty smart. NY? SF? How do you choose?

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote]Willie Mays wore a Giants cap during tonight’s All-Star festivities with a “G” logo on it. Pretty smart. NY? SF? How do you choose?[/quote]

    I may be wrong, but I think he does that for all public appearances baseball-related.

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    Maybe this was discussed on here before, but why is Yankees Manager Jo Girardi wearing a black armband? I know last year the Yanks wore them, but I didn’t think they did this year. Is this something new? And if it has been discussed, if someone can remind me please

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”280028″]Maybe this was discussed on here before, but why is Yankees Manager Jo Girardi wearing a black armband? I know last year the Yanks wore them, but I didn’t think they did this year. Is this something new? And if it has been discussed, if someone can remind me please[/quote]

    Bobby Murcer just died, and he was a Yankee.

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”280028″]Maybe this was discussed on here before, but why is Yankees Manager Jo Girardi wearing a black armband? I know last year the Yanks wore them, but I didn’t think they did this year. Is this something new? And if it has been discussed, if someone can remind me please[/quote]

    I believe all Yankees are wearing a black arm band… not just Girardi.

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    Thank Nick… when did they make that change? And how did it look with the Yankee Stadium and All-Star patch? I can’t find any pics.

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”280031″]Thank Nick… when did they make that change? And how did it look with the Yankee Stadium and All-Star patch? I can’t find any pics.[/quote]

    He died Saturday, so Sunday was the first game with the band. And with the 2 patches, it looks cluttered.

  • LarenR | July 15, 2008 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”280027″][quote]Willie Mays wore a Giants cap during tonight’s All-Star festivities with a “G” logo on it. Pretty smart. NY? SF? How do you choose?[/quote]

    I may be wrong, but I think he does that for all public appearances baseball-related.[/quote]

    That’s the same cap he wears at AT&T Park. He’s there with the team all the time, and always in the Giant’s BP cap. Could be an elegant solution, or could be he just likes his regular cap.

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”280032″][quote comment=”280031″]Thank Nick… when did they make that change? And how did it look with the Yankee Stadium and All-Star patch? I can’t find any pics.[/quote]

    He died Saturday, so Sunday was the first game with the band. And with the 2 patches, it looks cluttered.[/quote]

    Thanks again… I knew when he died, I Just didn’t know if the Yanks did it right after or if tonight was the 1st night. Thanks for the info

  • BullManUGA | July 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm |

    Chipper doesn’t have a Braves’ logo on his left sleeve. Instead he’s got the “BEACH” patch honoring Jim Beauchamp the team has been wearing all year.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    my old man…decidedly NOT a uniwatcher, but nonetheless still of sound mind and body…

    called me a few minutes ago to ask me why the “old guys were wearing hats with plastic straps”

    …he might not be the sharpest tack in the box anymore…but he still Gets It(TM)

  • Dan | July 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”279985″][quote comment=”279983″][quote]I haven’t seen Nike use the Oregon Ducks or OSU Beavers designs for other schools. [/quote]

    jesus marty, you say that like it’s a bad thing[/quote]

    I LOVE the Ducks uniforms. But I’m glad they’re the only ones with that template it makes them unique.[/quote]

    I agree with Marty. I especially love the diamond-plates on the jersey shoulders and pants. The more combinations, the better.

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    Brian McCann is wearing the all blue Braves cap. Have the Braves worn this on the road all year?

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”280038″]Brian McCann is wearing the all blue Braves cap. Have the Braves worn this on the road all year?[/quote]
    Generally only with the navy jerseys, but have been spotted a handful of times with the grays.
    Really? Not that it matters greatly, as McCann is a catcher, but still…

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    schweeet!

    anyone catch that gatorade commercial that someone (i believe it was johnny o) had posted on here about a month ago…before the ‘sponsor’ was known?

    you know, the one with the ball girl climbing the outfield wall to snag a wayward foul…

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote]Really? Not that it matters greatly, as McCann is a catcher, but still…[/quote]
    I just found it odd that he’d wear an Alt cap to the All-Star game.

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 9:08 pm |

    after the countless times i have seen espn do the yankee stadium homerun stuff, i noticed that Roger Maris pretty much cut off his sleeves. are there any other baseball players that have altered a baseball uniform like that?

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 9:09 pm |

    sorry heres a link.
    http://images.script...

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”280042″]after the countless times i have seen espn do the yankee stadium homerun stuff, i noticed that Roger Maris pretty much cut off his sleeves. are there any other baseball players that have altered a baseball uniform like that?[/quote]
    Ted Kluszewski went extra-short-sleeved with the Reds.
    Deion Sanders went that route in 1997 (the Jackie Robinson 50th anniversary) as a tribute to him (along with knickers and stirrups). Because by rule, sleve lengths must be roughly universal per team, the rest of the team went to the Deion standard, keeping the tribute in tact, but making the road grays look really silly with the sleeve patches on the shoulders.
    And of course there is always Sammy Sosa’s elastic cuffs, and Pedro’s extra-roomy sleeves, and how many more examples do you want? I’m out at the moment.

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    no that works. thanks

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”280042″]after the countless times i have seen espn do the yankee stadium homerun stuff, i noticed that Roger Maris pretty much cut off his sleeves. are there any other baseball players that have altered a baseball uniform like that?[/quote]

    mike beat me to it, but
    big klu was famous for it

    even has a statue you can touch

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”280045″]no that works. thanks[/quote]
    Almost forgot my favorite one.
    One time, the Minnesota Twins were outfitted in retro Washington Senators Mitchell and Ness jerseys, complete with collars and longer-than-modern-standards sleeves. Matt Lawton decided he didn’t like those old-time touches, so his jersey got the Fiskars treatment.

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm |

    anyone catch the guy in the utley jersey during his turn last night at the derby. you think espn found him and did that on purpose. lol. btw, what jersey is that?
    http://mlb.mlb.com/m... its at 1:19 of this video.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm |

    you mean his ucla jersey?

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

    ya. i dont follow college baseball that much. thanks

  • =bg= | July 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    Say what you will about Stray-Rod and Madonna. All I know is..a Yankee should not wear white cleats in Yankee Stadium for the All-Star Game.

    Meh.

    (Having said that, I always dug when the Reds of the mid-70’s wrote red or white cleats at the ASG, since club rules of an all-black shoe with no trim (moronic) didn’t hold for the ASG.

  • =bg= | July 15, 2008 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”279955″][quote comment=”279950″][quote comment=”279942″]That is without a doubt Three Rivers…I was there hundreds of times. That being said I still miss it…it was a dump but there were so many good memories there![/quote]
    Football yes, baseball no (as far as missing it, both sports had memorable moments there).

    PNC Park doesn’t make me miss Three Rivers AT ALL, but Heinz Field, to me, was really not done well (comparatively speaking, when looking at Philly, Detroit, Seattle and Arizona’s newer NFL facilities). I kind of wish they could have kept Three Rivers for football and reconfigured it out of the cement bowl, multi-purpose thing (i.e. a reverse old-Busch Stadium after the Rams moved to the Dome) as a kick-ass, football only stadium.[/quote]

    old-Busch Stadium was not really kick ass, as much as it we reasonably well taken care of and not nearly as bad as it could have been.

    Think of it this way. Heinz got taken care of a few years ago when everbody was flush with cash. Imagine where we’d be now if they had just upgraded Three Rivers 7 years ago. A new owner would want a new stadium (eventually the Cardinals got one, despite the upgrades) and there is no money for that today.[/quote]

    And in the Bay Area..we are waiting for Cisco Field for the Oakland Athletic’s of Fremont (that will be the name, count on it) and a stadium for the Niners in SF or Santa Clara and I don’t give a fig where it is just get it done. Have you SEEN Candlestick lately?

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    I think I saw Lance Berkman wearing grey spikes to match his uniform.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  • Dan Stevens | July 15, 2008 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”280049″]you mean his ucla jersey?[/quote]
    Is that a pink Reebok logo on that jersey?

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    I don’t know…

    …Being a yankee fan my whole life, I thought arod’s white cleats actually looked pretty sharp…

    I consider myself a traditionalist but I think they look good. Would look even better with stirrups I think.

    But who knows…maybe I don’t Get It™

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:04 pm |

    What I don’t agree with is the rumor (if it still is even a rumor or reality) is putting NOB of Yankee jerseys to welcome in the new stadium and a new era.

    You don’t mess with the pinstripes…

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”280057″]What I don’t agree with is the rumor (if it still is even a rumor or reality) is putting NOB of Yankee jerseys to welcome in the new stadium and a new era.

    You don’t mess with the pinstripes…[/quote]

    the day that happens is the day MLB demands it, and not before…

    even then, i could see the NOB getting the majestic treatment

  • Stuby | July 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    Wasn’t that Yankee NOB thing an April Fools Day prank by Mr. Lukas?

  • James Craven | July 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm |

    I agree with you, Brandz…but at least put names on the back of the road unis.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”280060″]I agree with you, Brandz…but at least put names on the back of the road unis.[/quote]

    why?

    so you don’t have to buy a program?

    fuck that

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    Stuby:

    it very well may have been…I didn’t follow up on it as well as I should have.

    Even the away uni’s would take some getting used too but if it did happen, I’d rather it happen to the aways

  • ThGoodKid | July 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”279905″]Getty/Yahoo should be embarrassed identifying Cubs slugger Zambrano at the home run derby as A. Ramirez.

    Anyway, a few days ago someone here noticed that Aramis was wearing his socks in a new style (high sock). Some other Cub fans noticed this too and asked about it at the official Cubs MLB.com site. Here was his answer:

    “Friends of mine in the Dominican say I look good like that. They say I look faster.”[/quote]

    While Zambrano is a good hiting pitcher, maybe you meant Cubs “pitcher”, not slugger?? Speaking of being embarassed…

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    what was that in hamilton’s mouth? at first base in the bottom of the sixth? it was a red thing with a hole in the middle…almost looked like a footsole insert?

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    I’m sure someone has tivo…I don’t!

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”280064″]what was that in hamilton’s mouth? at first base in the bottom of the sixth? it was a red thing with a hole in the middle…almost looked like a footsole insert?[/quote]
    It’s a palm/thumb guard/cushion that’s worn over the thumb on his right (bottom) hand while he’s hitting. He was chewing on it all night last night during HRD, too. Pretty unsanitary is you ask me, although definitely not the WORST thing Hamilton has ever put in his body (or so I hear . . .)

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”280064″]what was that in hamilton’s mouth? at first base in the bottom of the sixth? it was a red thing with a hole in the middle…almost looked like a footsole insert?[/quote]

    crack patch

    i’ll see if i can get a SG after the inning

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    Thanks! I had no idea…

    …and you’re right, apparently there has been some other substances that are a little worse than a thumb guard in his body.

    Good for him though beating the addiction it is really one hell of a story.

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:35 pm |

    Phil, that wasn’t very nice!

    Funny, but not very nice.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”280068″]Thanks! I had no idea…

    …and you’re right, apparently there has been some other substances that are a little worse than a thumb guard in his body.

    Good for him though beating the addiction it is really one hell of a story.[/quote]
    I wasn’t taking a shot at Hamilton. I admire his perseverance. Just a shot at the fact that ESPN and Fox have been (over)KILLING his story (not that it’s not a GREAT story) the last two days. Or maybe I need to read a book instead of watching so much TV.

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:37 pm |

    They are definitely overkilling…

    But with hamilton, there is really nothing else to talk about when he comes up to bat. Joe Buck is running out of ideas.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”280071″]They are definitely overkilling…

    But with hamilton, there is really nothing else to talk about when he comes up to bat. Joe Buck is running out of ideas.[/quote]
    Don’t you mean “Jack” Buck (I was waiting for Joe to correct Yogi Berra during Yogi’s time in the booth)

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:40 pm |

    Another question…

    Does the host team supply the bullpen catchers? If not, how are they chosen? Does the pitcher bring his own?

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    haha, Yogi can say whatever he damn well pleases!

    Thanks Phil, you’re on top of things!

    Josh Groban?!?!? Where’s Ronin the Irish tenor! I was looking forward to him! Apparently so was Yankee Stadium (just guessing by the lack of applause for Groban)

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”280074″]Another question…

    Does the host team supply the bullpen catchers? If not, how are they chosen? Does the pitcher bring his own?[/quote]
    Traditionally, the entire coaching staff of the previous year’s World Series participants are at the game. I know I saw Glenallen Hill of the Rockies in the NL dugout and Brad Mills of the Red Sox on the AL side. I imagine that the bullpen staffs of the Rockies and Red Sox are afforded the same courtesy/perk

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm |

    Thanks again!

  • E | July 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm |

    My guess would be the little pink thing Hamilton bats w/ on his thumb:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”280075″]haha, Yogi can say whatever he damn well pleases!

    Thanks Phil, you’re on top of things!

    Josh Groban?!?!? Where’s Ronin the Irish tenor! I was looking forward to him! Apparently so was Yankee Stadium (just guessing by the lack of applause for Groban)[/quote]

    I am as big a Yankees fan as you will ever meet and I was THRILLED to see Josh Groban instead of Dr. Tynan. Short and sweet rendition of “God Bless America” works just fine for me!

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:47 pm |

    I agree short and sweet was good but Ronin has just became routine to me I guess…

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”280079″][quote comment=”280075″]haha, Yogi can say whatever he damn well pleases!

    Thanks Phil, you’re on top of things!

    Josh Groban?!?!? Where’s Ronin the Irish tenor! I was looking forward to him! Apparently so was Yankee Stadium (just guessing by the lack of applause for Groban)[/quote]

    I am as big a Yankees fan as you will ever meet and I was THRILLED to see Josh Groban instead of Dr. Tynan.

    Short and sweet rendition of “God Bless America” works just fine for me![/quote]

    what…you don’t like the 90 second prelude dr. t throws in at the beginning?

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    Does Justin Morneau’s helmet have an All-Star game sticker on the back of it? Does anyone else have one?

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    Dr. Tynan, to me, is becoming as much of a tradition at yankee stadium as God Bless America itself in the 7th inning.

    I enjoy him, but Groban was a very good choice just it didn’t seem like Yankee Stadium was too happy that’s all

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”280081″][quote comment=”280079″][quote comment=”280075″]haha, Yogi can say whatever he damn well pleases!

    Thanks Phil, you’re on top of things!

    Josh Groban?!?!? Where’s Ronin the Irish tenor! I was looking forward to him! Apparently so was Yankee Stadium (just guessing by the lack of applause for Groban)[/quote]

    I am as big a Yankees fan as you will ever meet and I was THRILLED to see Josh Groban instead of Dr. Tynan.

    Short and sweet rendition of “God Bless America” works just fine for me![/quote]

    what…you don’t like the 90 second prelude dr. t throws in at the beginning?[/quote]

    Ugh. No. Jim Caple over at ESPN just referred to Groban’s rendition as “overwrought”. Apparently he’s not familiar with Dr. Tynan’s vocal stylings.

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    well that answers my question!

    Go Coach G! That’s a demotion if I ever did see one.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    Well, I guess that answers the earlier question . . .FOX just had a shot of Joe Girardi out in the bullpen warming up K-Rod.

    And as a Yankees fan, I can’t believe I just threw my arms up in celebration for J.D Drew.

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    To answer the question about the bullpen staff, Joe Girardi was just shown warming up K-Rod.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    that might be the most applause a red sawk will EVER receive in the house that ruth built

    /f JDD

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    ditto*

    to jd drew…first and last time a red sock will get applauded for at yankee stadium!

    singluar red sock…sox? sock? sawk?

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 11:00 pm |

    and another reason to hate Yankee fans…listen to the response Pap is getting.

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm |

    MA-RI-A-NO

    papelbon is pubic enemy number one!

    Respect your elders young’n, your time will come.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”280090″]and another reason to hate Yankee fans…listen to the response Pap is getting.[/quote]
    Granted, Papelbon’s comments were TOTALLY innocuous, but he should know better. Papelbon’s a great pitcher, but not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.
    I don’t have a problem with chanting at the pitcher, but what the fans said to his wife during the parade today was totally unnecessary

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    Just for the record…

    the ‘sandy-iego’ padre uniform of gonzalez is awfully out of place. Get rid of those now!

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”280091″]MA-RI-A-NO

    papelbon is pubic enemy number one!

    Respect your elders young’n, your time will come.[/quote]

    i thought they were chanting GASBOWL

    no?

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    you’re the one with tivo!

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    I understand why he’s getting the response, but save it for the real games between NY-Bos, not the All-Star game. But yea, to yell stuff at his pregnant wife, real class pinstripe fans, real class.

  • LarenR | July 15, 2008 at 11:04 pm |

    Apparently, Tejada has been “rejuvinated” in Houston. Which is tricky for a guy who is actually 73 years older than he told everybody. Maybe it was the help he (allegedly) got from that Florida anti-aging clinic…

  • Anubis | July 15, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”280092″][quote comment=”280090″]
    I don’t have a problem with chanting at the pitcher, but what the fans said to his wife during the parade today was totally unnecessary[/quote]

    out of curiosity, what was said?

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”280096″]I understand why he’s getting the response, but save it for the real games between NY-Bos, not the All-Star game. But yea, to yell stuff at his pregnant wife, real class pinstripe fans, real class.[/quote]
    Not helping his cause giving up the go-ahead run . . .

  • LarenR | July 15, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    uh, rejuvEnated. I can’t spell, I know.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:05 pm |

    did the al coaches say “do not attempt to throw out miggie, under any circumstances…eat the ball”?

  • Nick | July 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote]Not helping his cause giving up the go-ahead run . . .[/quote]

    Good. It enables Hurdle to let New York’s closer to close out the game.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”280098″][quote comment=”280092″][quote comment=”280090″]
    I don’t have a problem with chanting at the pitcher, but what the fans said to his wife during the parade today was totally unnecessary[/quote]

    out of curiosity, what was said?[/quote]

    ref=”http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar08/news/story?id=3491135″ rel=”nofollow”look here

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”280103″][quote comment=”280098″][quote comment=”280092″][quote comment=”280090″]
    I don’t have a problem with chanting at the pitcher, but what the fans said to his wife during the parade today was totally unnecessary[/quote]

    out of curiosity, what was said?[/quote]

    ref=”http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar08/news/story?id=3491135″ rel=”nofollow”look here[/quote]
    Crap . . .I can’t figure out the whole link thing . . .copy and paste . . .
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    Look like the lesser of the 2 New York closers couldn’t get the job done.

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    Couldn’t agree more…This is getting set up perfectly for mo…hopefully he can save and not just come in to keep a tie..

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”280106″]Couldn’t agree more…This is getting set up perfectly for mo…hopefully he can save and not just come in to keep a tie..[/quote]
    Can’t get a save now . . .tied in the 9th. If the AL is going to win, it’s going to be a walkoff (sorry I know there are those around here who detest that term).

  • Kevin G. | July 15, 2008 at 11:25 pm |

    Why is Aramis Ramirez wearing his home helmet? Did he not realize that Yankee Stadium is an American League park?

  • Josh W. | July 15, 2008 at 11:25 pm |

    Aramis Ramirez wearing the Cubs home helmet with his away uniform right now.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”280109″]Aramis Ramirez wearing the Cubs home helmet with his away uniform right now.[/quote]
    I guess that will be in Paul’s next All-Star uni oddities column.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    enter sandman

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    Enter Sandman . . ..
    I have goosebumps . . .

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    COMMERCIAL!?!?!

    THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GAME AND THEY GO TO COMMERCIAL!

    wow…not happy with jack, er, joe buck right now!

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    i just got blue balled by joe buck

  • Mayer | July 15, 2008 at 11:29 pm |

    Also, Ludwick is wearing the Cards’ home helmet with the away uniform. So spring training.

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    Ryan Ludwick about to bat with a red StL decal on his red batting helmet. Never seen that one before.

  • Josh W. | July 15, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    Same thing with Ryan Ludwick

  • JP | July 15, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    Ryan Ludwick of the Cardinals is wearing his red (home) helmet even though the National League team is away. No pic.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”280116″]Ryan Ludwick about to bat with a red StL decal on his red batting helmet. Never seen that one before.[/quote]
    Why are batting helmets so hard to get right for the ASG? I’m seeing a trend here.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    ya’ll are writing tomorrow’s column for mr. lukas…

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    Well, no Yankee on the bench to win it in the bottom of the 9th, but maybe the AL can grab a run off of Dempster to give Mo a win!

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm |

    that was not just a wrong helmet. as a lifelong cards fan i can honestly say i have never seen the white stl logo filled in red. Paul, if you get a chance can you look into this?

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm |

    Help me, please. Why is Joe (or is it Jack) Buck making a big deal about the AL being out of position players? Last I checked Yankee Stadium is an American League park, they’re using the DH. It’s not like Francona’s going to have to pinch hit for a pitcher.
    What am I missing?

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  • Mayer | July 15, 2008 at 11:43 pm |

    oh man, it would be great if this of all all-star games ends in a tie.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:43 pm |

    after 9…the line is this:

    NL 3 8 1
    AL 3 8 1

    anyone know if that’s ever happened before?
    (identical R-H-E after 9 full)

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”280125″]oh man, it would be great if this of all all-star games ends in a tie.[/quote]
    And the AL gets the home field in the World Series because Morneau won the HR Derby? (Not like home field has mattered in the last 5 World Series anyway).

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    someone on a cards bored just noticed that the helmet appeared to be cool base.
    the cards do not use the cool base helmets at this point. This leads to the theory that he is actually wearing a phillies helmet with the cards away decal put on it

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    I can’t imagine for a minute that the Yankees are happy about Rivera being asked to get 5 outs. Granted, the double play helped and Girardi is in the dugout to grant “permission”, but still . . .

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    board* wow

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:47 pm |

    [quote]cards bored[/quote]

    freudian slip? ;)

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 11:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”280131″][quote]cards bored[/quote]

    freudian slip? ;)[/quote]
    something like that haha

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”280128″]someone on a cards bored just noticed that the helmet appeared to be cool base.
    the cards do not use the cool base helmets at this point. This leads to the theory that he is actually wearing a phillies helmet with the cards away decal put on it[/quote]

    go look at post 263…i don’t think that’s coolbase

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:49 pm |

    coolFLO

    my bad

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”280133″][quote comment=”280128″]someone on a cards bored just noticed that the helmet appeared to be cool base.
    the cards do not use the cool base helmets at this point. This leads to the theory that he is actually wearing a phillies helmet with the cards away decal put on it[/quote]

    go look at post 263…i don’t think that’s coolbase[/quote]
    Nope and it’s not Cool-Flo, either.

  • josh | July 15, 2008 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”280128″]someone on a cards bored just noticed that the helmet appeared to be cool base.
    the cards do not use the cool base helmets at this point. This leads to the theory that he is actually wearing a phillies helmet with the cards away decal put on it[/quote]

    go look at post 263…i don’t think that’s coolbase[/quote]
    yeah i saw the pic but it is kind of hard to tell. either way it is a red helmet with the away decal on it, something never seen before…

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:54 pm |

    Way to wiggle out of THAT one, Mo! If Uggla was 6’2″ instead of 5’9″ he might have beaten that out!

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    this game is gettin uggla

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”280138″]this game is gettin uggla[/quote]
    REALLY Uggla!

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:58 pm |

    you two plan that?

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”280140″]you two plan that?[/quote]
    We just work with what we’re given . . .

  • Brandz | July 15, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    haha touche!

  • Teebz | July 16, 2008 at 12:00 am |

    [quote comment=”280040″]schweeet!

    anyone catch that gatorade commercial that someone (i believe it was johnny o) had posted on here about a month ago…before the ‘sponsor’ was known?

    you know, the one with the ball girl climbing the outfield wall to snag a wayward foul…[/quote]

    You mean the one that Gatorade asked to have made by a production company, but ended up putting the production company out of business? That ball girl one?

    Viral video is only good if it drives business… and clearly someone lost here.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    Would you DARE put a squeeze here to get the winning run home?

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    If the manager had a set on him he would…

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”280033″][quote comment=”280027″][quote]Willie Mays wore a Giants cap during tonight’s All-Star festivities with a “G” logo on it. Pretty smart. NY? SF? How do you choose?[/quote]

    I may be wrong, but I think he does that for all public appearances baseball-related.[/quote]

    That’s the same cap he wears at AT&T Park. He’s there with the team all the time, and always in the Giant’s BP cap. Could be an elegant solution, or could be he just likes his regular cap.[/quote]

    Maybe it’s Mays’ way of not appearing to show a preference between the “NY” Giants and the “SF” Giants?

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:04 am |

    i love this game

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:05 am |

    Wow . . .I feel MUCH BETTER for Dan Uggla right now. I almost WANT him to get another at bat to hit a homer and win it.

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:06 am |

    I disagree…

    I’m a fan of AL supremacy.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:06 am |

    I feel like I’m sitting in a sports bar. Hey Phil, I think it’s your turn to buy the next round . . .

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”280149″]I disagree…

    I’m a fan of AL supremacy.[/quote]

    Make no mistake about it, me too (especially in the, right now, unlikely event that the Yanks make it to the World Series). But I’m also a BIG fan of a good story.

  • Mayer | July 16, 2008 at 12:07 am |

    I know some people were against making the all-star game decide home field, but I hope those people are convinced now that it is a good thing. look at the emotion of the players and the fans. it has the drama of a playoff game. maybe it is the production making it look that way, but regardless this is entertaining stuff.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    Again Joe Buck with the “No position players” comment. Why does it matter?

    Okay, so with a tie looming as a distinct possibility now, would home field simply revert to the team with the best record?

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    this round’s with me…

    btw…looks like tito is bout outta players, while clint seems to have some bullets left…

    allan s…don’t you DARE stop this game

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    I agree, good stories are great for the game. But like you said, the only way this story ends happy is if the yanks win the ‘ship!

  • =bg= | July 16, 2008 at 12:10 am |

    The NL forgot to “Wagner-proof” their lead.

    (The term “Wagner-proof” c/o Mike Lupica.)
    As in:
    “When the Mets took the lead from 5-3 to 7-3 against the Giants on Thursday afternoon, my friend Dan Graziano from the Star-Ledger said they were just trying to “Wagner proof” the game.”

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    Is it me or did the strike zone just get narrower?

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment=”280156″]The NL forgot to “Wagner-proof” their lead.

    (The term “Wagner-proof” c/o Mike Lupica.)
    As in:
    “When the Mets took the lead from 5-3 to 7-3 against the Giants on Thursday afternoon, my friend Dan Graziano from the Star-Ledger said they were just trying to “Wagner proof” the game.”[/quote]

    that may be true, but the giants pretty much laid down and died on their own that series

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    they just showed ludwick on deck it is definitely a cool flo helmet

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:13 am |

    I GOT IT!! If it’s a tie, Hall of Famer Home Run Derby to decide Home Field.

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    how many innings do they have to play before it ends in a tie?

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:16 am |

    hopefully paul saw that video of mercer playing in center with the memorials in center field!

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:16 am |

    by the way i love how they just showed bobby mercer running between the monuments chasing a ball in right field

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”280161″]how many innings do they have to play before it ends in a tie?[/quote]
    Don’t think there’s a minimum. In 2002, they just ran out of pitchers. The AL is almost to that point now. Just Sherrill and Kazmir (who the Rays would rather NOT see pitch) left (assuming Soria won’t pitch more than an inning)

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”280159″]they just showed ludwick on deck it is definitely a cool flo helmet[/quote]

    great catch

    sorry if the quality is shitty

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:20 am |

    A lot of people rag on Joe Morgan. Am I the only one who is diven nuts by Tim McCarver? Listen carefully sometime, he is painfully NL-biased. I’m not a pro-AL by any means. I just noticed it years ago, and he reaffims my opinion every time I hear him.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    Are Ian Kinsler’s shoes patterned after the Texas state flag? Uppers are blue and it looks like the heel/sole have the same red/white/star variation as the flagAre those his regular spikes or a special ASG version?

  • josh | July 16, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    [quote comment=”280165″][quote comment=”280159″]they just showed ludwick on deck it is definitely a cool flo helmet[/quote]

    great catch

    sorry if the quality is shitty[/quote]
    so can we agree that what i said earlier is the situation? ludwick didnt remember his helmet or lost it in transition and is using a phillies helmet with a cards away decal?

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”280166″]A lot of people rag on Joe Morgan. Am I the only one who is diven nuts by Tim McCarver? Listen carefully sometime, he is painfully NL-biased. I’m not a pro-AL by any means. I just noticed it years ago, and he reaffims my opinion every time I hear him.[/quote]
    He just talks too much. McCarver WAS very good at one point. He’s become a caricature of his younger self

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”280168″][quote comment=”280165″][quote comment=”280159″]they just showed ludwick on deck it is definitely a cool flo helmet[/quote]

    great catch

    sorry if the quality is shitty[/quote]
    so can we agree that what i said earlier is the situation? ludwick didnt remember his helmet or lost it in transition and is using a phillies helmet with a cards away decal?[/quote]

    i don’t think we can draw any conclusions

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:23 am |

    holy shit!

    how about russell martin for MVP?

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:24 am |

    Forget what I asked earlier about why having an extra bench player matters. Trying to score a catcher from 2nd base on a sharp single up the middle in a tie game is NOT A GOOD SITUATION, EVER!

  • josh | July 16, 2008 at 12:24 am |

    [quote comment=”280170″][quote comment=”280168″][quote comment=”280165″][quote comment=”280159″]they just showed ludwick on deck it is definitely a cool flo helmet[/quote]

    great catch

    sorry if the quality is shitty[/quote]
    hopefully we can tomorrow at some point
    so can we agree that what i said earlier is the situation? ludwick didnt remember his helmet or lost it in transition and is using a phillies helmet with a cards away decal?[/quote]

    i don’t think we can draw any conclusions[/quote]

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:25 am |

    it was a nice play all the way around great throw from mcclouth great job blocking the plate and applying the tag by martin…the nl has made some good plays in the last few innings to give themselves a chance

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:26 am |

    [quote]hopefully we can tomorrow at some point[/quote]

    it IS tomorrow!

  • josh | July 16, 2008 at 12:26 am |

    i meant to say that hopefully we can draw conclusions tomorrow

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:27 am |

    what’s the record for most posts on the comment wall?

    haha, are we close?

  • Mayer | July 16, 2008 at 12:28 am |

    [quote comment=”280123″]Help me, please. Why is Joe (or is it Jack) Buck making a big deal about the AL being out of position players? Last I checked Yankee Stadium is an American League park, they’re using the DH. It’s not like Francona’s going to have to pinch hit for a pitcher.
    What am I missing?[/quote]

    They couldn’t pinch run for Navarro would have likely helped them win the game.
    They couldn’t pinch run for navarro, which would have won the game.

  • josh | July 16, 2008 at 12:28 am |

    [quote comment=”280175″][quote]hopefully we can tomorrow at some point[/quote]

    it IS tomorrow![/quote]
    actually i am in the central time zone so not quite for me lol

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”280177″]what’s the record for most posts on the comment wall?

    haha, are we close?[/quote]
    We’ve been up around 350 before. If this game goes much longer, this will turn into a Bill Simmons ESPN Marathon chat

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:29 am |

    not quite tomorrow here either

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    uggla with a grand slam

  • Brandon Davis | July 16, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    Interesting note about the All-Star Game tonight in regards to Oakland Athletics pitcher Justin Duchscherer. This marks the first time all season that Duke has appeared in a game in a home white uniform. He prefers the new black home alternate and has chosen to wear that for every home start but one (he was forced to wear the A’s alternate green jersey for a ‘go green’ promotion). Also, the A’s 40 Years patch was replaced by the ASG patch.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:31 am |

    See . . Uggla coming up with the bases loaded . . .I KNEW this would happen!

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:32 am |

    uggla for mvp?

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”280182″]uggla with a grand slam[/quote]
    not quite

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”280184″]See . . Uggla coming up with the bases loaded . . .I KNEW this would happen![/quote]
    I didn’t know THAT would happen. Wow. Great hook from Soria!

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:33 am |

    game winning hit = mvp

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:35 am |

    didn’t either jack joe or tim mention at the beginning of the game that ‘uggla’s the best player you’ve never heard of’?

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:36 am |

    Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous!

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:36 am |

    somebody get that man a hat with a bent brim PLEASE

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:36 am |

    [quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]
    But the pitching is VERY effective.

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    [quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    Since this doesn’t appear to be ending any tine soon, I’m going to put on a pot of coffee . . .anyone else want a cup?

  • Tony Miller | July 16, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    [quote comment=”280181″]not quite tomorrow here either[/quote]

    Technically, isn’t any given point always “today?”

    for the record, it’s 12:37 a.m. Wednesday on my watch.

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:39 am |

    [quote comment=”280195″][quote comment=”280181″]not quite tomorrow here either[/quote]

    Technically, isn’t any given point always “today?”

    for the record, it’s 12:37 a.m. Wednesday on my watch.[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you’re right 11:39 PM Tuesday here

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]
    Some things are ALWAYS worth complaining about, Phil.

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”280195″][quote comment=”280181″]not quite tomorrow here either[/quote]

    Technically, isn’t any given point always “today?”

    for the record, it’s 12:37 a.m. Wednesday on my watch.[/quote]

    “And in Baltimore, it’s 11:45” (That was in memory of an old George Carlin routine)

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:41 am |

    I think if Uggla had booted that and the run had scored, they would have had to take his belt and shoelaces away . . .

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:41 am |

    [quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    Aaron Cook is the MVP, win or lose. Who was the last pitcher to go three innings in an All Star game?

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    See, an NL catcher and McCarver says good things. Last half-inning, not a peep. Let Buck do all the praising.

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    [quote comment=”280200″][quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again[/quote]

    nope…just talking to my BU buddy

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”280202″]See, an NL catcher and McCarver says good things. Last half-inning, not a peep. Let Buck do all the praising.[/quote]
    I think you’re reaching a tad, there Rick (or you’re being tongue-in-cheek and I’m being obtuse). . .Martin made two great short-hop plays. Okay, one didn’t count, but . . .

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    Sorry, Paul, have fun reading all these!

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”280203″][quote comment=”280200″][quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again[/quote]

    nope…just talking to my BU buddy[/quote]

    my bad but since i don’t post often let me ask you this…what is the big deal about purple?…hopefully i don’t get booted off the site for asking such a blasphemous question

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”280203″][quote comment=”280200″][quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again[/quote]

    nope…just talking to my BU buddy[/quote]

    Are you affiliated with my fine alma mater, Phil?

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:48 am |

    A Viagra commercial? Any guy who has stayed up this late to watch the game isn’t goona need his Viagra tonight. At least if he’s planning to his sex with his sig. other involved.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:49 am |

    [quote comment=”280206″][quote comment=”280203″][quote comment=”280200″][quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again[/quote]

    nope…just talking to my BU buddy[/quote]

    my bad but since i don’t post often let me ask you this…what is the big deal about purple?…hopefully i don’t get booted off the site for asking such a blasphemous question[/quote]
    Simply not one of Mr. Lukas’ favorite colors. Check out the FAQ when you have some time . . .

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:49 am |

    um…it’s purple.

    that is what’s wrong with it.

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”280207″]Are you affiliated with my fine alma mater, Phil?[/quote]

    nah…i went to a real school

    .

    .

    j/k

    no…hamilton college…class of 88

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”280210″]um…it’s purple.

    that is what’s wrong with it.[/quote]
    It has it’s applications . . .eggplant, for instance. Just not in uniforms.

  • Tony Miller | July 16, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    Anyone familiar with the AL curfew rules? I know the NL dropped theirs this year. Probably can’t use them here, but nonetheless…

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    eggplant is rather good though I must admit

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”280211″][quote comment=”280207″]Are you affiliated with my fine alma mater, Phil?[/quote]

    nah…i went to a real school

    .

    .

    j/k

    no…hamilton college…class of 88[/quote]
    Hamilton College as in the alma mater of former Anaheim Ducks goalie Guy Hebert? (I’m a BU guy, hockey is life.)

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”280209″][quote comment=”280206″][quote comment=”280203″][quote comment=”280200″][quote comment=”280193″][quote comment=”280190″]Damn. George Sherrill’s hat looks re-fucking-diculous![/quote]

    you new here? ;)[/quote]

    i’m pretty sure you were talking to me and i don’t post very often but i’ve been a reader for about a year now…

    uggla tried to screw it up again[/quote]

    nope…just talking to my BU buddy[/quote]

    my bad but since i don’t post often let me ask you this…what is the big deal about purple?…hopefully i don’t get booted off the site for asking such a blasphemous question[/quote]
    Simply not one of Mr. Lukas’ favorite colors. Check out the FAQ when you have some time . . .[/quote]

    well that’s the reason i have yet to become a member because i am from south louisiana and an lsu fan so i would want my card in their colors. with that said i don’t like lsu’s purple jerseys in any sport and i am glad they wear white at home in football and most often wear gold in baseball. but as far as a color scheme i think the purple and gold look really good together

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 12:53 am |

    Hope no post-game fireworks display planned. Gonna piss off the neighbors.

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”280213″]Anyone familiar with the AL curfew rules? I know the NL dropped theirs this year. Probably can’t use them here, but nonetheless…[/quote]
    Interesting, but I somehow doubt that the curfew rules if they still exist apply in an exhibition. Worse comes to worse, it’s a tie (again).

    I’m still lobbying for Hall-of-Famer Home Run Derby to break the tie. Someone wake up Ralph Kiner!

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 12:55 am |

    [quote comment=”280217″]Hope no post-game fireworks display planned. Gonna piss off the neighbors.[/quote]
    You been to the South Bronx lately, Rick. They’ll just think it’s the normal nighttime gun-play.

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”280215″][quote comment=”280211″][quote comment=”280207″]Are you affiliated with my fine alma mater, Phil?[/quote]

    nah…i went to a real school

    .

    .

    j/k

    no…hamilton college…class of 88[/quote]
    Hamilton College as in the alma mater of former Anaheim Ducks goalie Guy Hebert? (I’m a BU guy, hockey is life.)[/quote]

    the only alumnus to ever play in any top level professional league…yes

    heh…little pissant tried to pledge my frat and got blackballed…and he was our backup goalie!

    if we only knew then what we know now

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:01 am |

    Dan Uggla, please give your belt and shoelaces to the trainer on your way back to the clubhouse

  • Ricko | July 16, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    Hope Uggla drives in winning run. An MVP with three errors, most in ASG history.

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    6 errors on the year

    3 in the asg…poor guy…guess some guys just cant cut it in new york!

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 1:06 am |

    …and ronan tynan is warming up for the 14th inning stretch

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:06 am |

    You know, by the time this game ends, the kid in the photo at the top of today’s entry could be ready to play. He’s already in uniform . . . .

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”280224″]…and ronan tynan is warming up for the 14th inning stretch[/quote]
    THAT’S why they had Josh Groban in the 7th. But technically, Dr. Tynan wouldn’t be needed until the middle of the 16th (you know . . 9 + 7)

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:08 am |

    one can only hope tynan comes out!

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:11 am |

    I’m glad Joe Buck is on board with my idea of lettin g the Hall of Famers decide this if it’s tied.

    WAKE UP BOB FELLER!!!

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:12 am |

    Miggy’s ‘Houston’ looked like “Houiston” when he was batting thought that was pretty funny..I didn’t think teams put the full letter underneath the buttons as well as on top?

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:15 am |

    Grady Sizemore was not a starter and now has 5 plate appearances. I love this game . . .

  • aj | July 16, 2008 at 1:17 am |

    i think no matter what happens this game will be on the top of this list…

    http://insider.espn....

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:18 am |

    well, here comes uggla’s umpteenth shot at redemption.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | July 16, 2008 at 1:20 am |

    i think the real uni watch story is the Ludwig helmet and theory behind it.

    The question is how they got the away logo onto a red helmet? Who carries an extra away helmet logo without remembering the away navy helmet?

    Truly bizarre stuff.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | July 16, 2008 at 1:22 am |

    who’s gonna pitch after Kazmir?

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 1:23 am |

    [quote comment=”280234″]who’s gonna pitch after Kazmir?[/quote]

    jack buck

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:23 am |

    And I heard girardi is going to catch!

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:26 am |

    I don’t think anyone mention joe mauer (spelling) has his name on his chest protector but it looked pretty off center…anyone have a screen grab?

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:31 am |

    [quote comment=”280235″][quote comment=”280234″]who’s gonna pitch after Kazmir?[/quote]

    jack buck[/quote]
    Send Kazmir out to left field, bring in Carlos Quentin for an inning, move Quentin to CF, bring in Sizemore for the next inning, etc . . .
    Now that Lidge is in the game, the NL is in the same predicament.

  • Brandz | July 16, 2008 at 1:37 am |

    Goodnight, Canada!

  • LI Phil | July 16, 2008 at 1:37 am |

    thank god

    nite all…this was fun

  • GoTerriers | July 16, 2008 at 1:39 am |

    Coming up, stay tuned for the post-game show followed by your late local news – except on the West Coast (or actually at this hour, EVEN on the West Coast!)

  • Jordan Pope | July 16, 2008 at 1:40 am |

    [quote comment=”280241″]Coming up, stay tuned for the post-game show followed by your late local news – except on the West Coast (or actually at this hour, EVEN on the West Coast!)[/quote]

    more like stay tuned for your Local Morning News.

  • Tony Miller | July 16, 2008 at 1:50 am |

    [quote comment=”280240″]thank god

    nite all…this was fun[/quote]
    morning? it’s 1:50 from South Bend to Long Island…heck, 10 minutes from now, it’s Wednesday anywhere east of Las Vegas.

  • LarenR | July 16, 2008 at 2:01 am |

    Dan Uggla: Worst. Game. Ever. Gotta feel for the guy. At least he didn’t directly cost the team the game (and it won’t matter for the Marlins, anyway).

    Don’t you all go away now. THe night is still young out here in the west…

  • Josh | July 16, 2008 at 2:42 am |

    I don’t know what was up with the Cards helmets. Pujols was wearing a Cool-Flo road helmet, and Ludwick was wearing a home cool-flo helmet with the road decal, as previously mentioned. The Cardinals don’t have Cool-Flo helmets so I’m not sure what exactly was going on. I was hiping that they would never resort to earing them…but it may have come to that.

  • DP30 | July 16, 2008 at 6:20 am |

    [quote comment=”279972″][quote comment=”279888″]Hey guys –

    I need to pick a number for my adult league baseball team, and of course I’m looking for something aesthetically pleasing (or not, perhaps something that’s more of an oddity). I’m currently leaning towards 62. Thoughts?[/quote]

    Ugh. What are you, a pulling guard? Anything higher than 49 is a football number. (Unless it’s spring training.)[/quote]

    Personally, I just recently joined an adult baseball league after a five-year absence from the game, and I went with #65. There are a couple of deep-rooted reasons behind it, however.

    1. I’ve had a 5 in my number for the majority of my baseball life…5, 15, 25, 35, and 50 were all worn at one point or another. If a 5 was available, I took it.

    2. The person who inspired me to play once again (I stopped after college because of a combo of a chronically-bad shoulder and a desire to get my actual career going) came down with a serious illness while I was getting back in game-shape. Her favorite number is 13, so 5 (my number) x 13 (her number) = 65…so it’s a subtle nod to her, while keeping the 5-in-the-uni-number thing.

    3. This last reason came about by coincidence; I didn’t even realize it until after the fact…when you multiply the two numbers together, 6×5=30…which was my uniform number in college.

    Basically, I say that you should go for whatever number makes you feel comfortable…and if it has a deeper meaning for you, even better.

  • Mike Engle | July 16, 2008 at 7:06 am |

    Post-Script: Not that it matters too much, but that appears to be Ryan Dempster’s son.

  • floormaster squeeze | July 16, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    Getty/Yahoo should be embarrassed identifying Cubs slugger Zambrano at the home run derby as A. Ramirez.

    ——While Zambrano is a good hiting pitcher, maybe you meant Cubs “pitcher”, not slugger?? Speaking of being embarassed…

    Not embarrassed at all. You have obviously never read Zambrano’s multitude of quotes about hitting and his career long love of the long-ball. He would have participated in the derby if the league and his team let him.

  • floormaster squeeze | July 16, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    CLOSE

  • JP | July 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”279963″][quote comment=”279954″]Jim Tressel was on ESPN First Take this morning and they asked him how many sweater vests he plans on wearing the upcoming season. He said he only wear 2, grey at home and scarlet on the road. He wears contrasting colors to his teams uniforms so he can be found easily on the sideline.

    Not sure if this has been talked about before or not but I found it pretty neat.[/quote]

    many coaches do that so they can be seen from the sidelines.
    and ive seen some offensive coaches wear different jackets than defensive coaches[/quote]

    It usually extends beyond just coaches. I’ve seen:
    Offensive Coaches in one color
    Defensive Coaches in another color
    Equipment managers (who usually need to be found in a hurry) in a third color
    Trainers in a fourth

    And of course, the Red Hat (TV timeout coordinator) is in red