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WTA Tour: Our Glue Is Fine, Thanks

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I’m aware of the fluid nature of tennis apparel. Short of restrictions at places like the All England Club, there’s no uniform, really. Players get gear from sponsors, decide what they like and go with it. It changes often. No problem.

Wait — there is a problem, though. Like when the WTA Tour says, “Hey, we’re going to make everybody wear a patch.”

Hmm … how’s that going to work? How will they stick?

“Eh, how about we roll up a couple of pieces of Scotch tape and call it good?”

Works for me. — Bryan

 

44 comments to WTA Tour: Our Glue Is Fine, Thanks

  • Jack | August 23, 2008 at 7:15 am |

    I don’t follow tennis, nor do I know who that woman is, but she resembles one of those crazy sisters from the Westboro Baptist Church.

    *Shudders*

  • purplejesus | August 23, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    this is going to devolve into an argument about religion, isn’t it?

  • Jim | August 23, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    I don’t think the Phillies wore there throwbacks last night.

  • Trent | August 23, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”285914″]I don’t think the Phillies wore there throwbacks last night.[/quote]

    I think the Marlins wore their black jerseys last night.

    What does the green dot on the back of the NFL players helmets mean?

    Are the Tampa Bay Bucs getting a new uniform font?

    Why does Joba Chamberlain have a straight bill on his cap?

  • Tim | August 23, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    Adam Everett’s jersey had “MINNESOTA” misspelled last night — “MINNESTOA” — and changed jerseys during the game….

    Link

  • Taha | August 23, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”285916″]Adam Everett’s jersey had “MINNESOTA” misspelled last night — “MINNESTOA” — and changed jerseys during the game….

    Link[/quote]

    PHENOMENAL story. Denny Hocking should be in the UniWatch HOF for a) noticing the mistake; b) getting it corrected

  • Taha | August 23, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    The tennis player in today’s photo is Anna Chakvetadze from Russia

  • Rick | August 23, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    Watching the Olympic baseball final… Cubans wear whites and look decent, except for the cheap-ass one-size caps, and the ridiculous position of the numbers on the back.
    The Koreans on the other hand…. let’s just say I hope this Olympic Champions style doesn’t come into fashion.

  • Juan Grande | August 23, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    Brewers wore throwbacks last night.

  • Michael Ennis | August 23, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    During the preseason I’ve noticed that some of the Eagles lineman are wearing jerseys with grid-like stitching over the shoulders– seen hear on Shawn Andrews

    http://assets.philad...

    This is the first I’ve seen this in the league. Is this new this year?

  • Ricko | August 23, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”285920″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.[/quote]

    Back when the Tigers were still wearing sansabelts and arched lettering on the road, during a period of some disruption in the city, one of the Tigers came to bat with “DETRIOT” on his uniform.

    Remember noticing it at the time and wondering if it was someone at the uni supplier’s “comment”, or just a mistake, and seeing a photo of it in newspaper the next day. Was said to be nothing other than a mistake, but the timing was…well, interesting.

    —Ricko

  • Greg V. | August 23, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”285921″]During the preseason I’ve noticed that some of the Eagles lineman are wearing jerseys with grid-like stitching over the shoulders– seen hear on Shawn Andrews

    http://assets.philad...

    This is the first I’ve seen this in the league. Is this new this year?[/quote]

    It looks similar to what the Chicago Bears do. Extra stiching is added for reinforcement to keep the uni from stretching or tearing.

    I haven’t seen this on any other teams so far though.

  • Shaftman | August 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”285923″][quote comment=”285921″]During the preseason I’ve noticed that some of the Eagles lineman are wearing jerseys with grid-like stitching over the shoulders– seen hear on Shawn Andrews

    http://assets.philad...

    This is the first I’ve seen this in the league. Is this new this year?[/quote]

    It looks similar to what the Chicago Bears do. Extra stiching is added for reinforcement to keep the uni from stretching or tearing.

    I haven’t seen this on any other teams so far though.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what I was thinking.

  • Priest | August 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    Jose Bautista is playing for the Jays tonight for the first time in the black uniforms. However, his jersey has the front logo from the whites, with a white border around it. The third base coach had this problem when they made the coaching changes, not sure if it was corrected or not.

  • who cares | August 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    Has anyone every heard of the clothing manufacturer “Faith”?

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

  • Frank | August 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    watching the Little League World Series, #2 for mexico was wearing a helmet with 17 on the front and right sides and 22 on the back. The next kid, #14 had a 14 helmet. I just though it was kinda strange.

  • Priest | August 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”285927″]Has anyone every heard of the clothing manufacturer “Faith”?

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    could be these guys but I don’t know that for sure

  • Tom Farley | August 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.

  • Nate | August 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”285925″][quote comment=”285923″][quote comment=”285921″]During the preseason I’ve noticed that some of the Eagles lineman are wearing jerseys with grid-like stitching over the shoulders– seen hear on Shawn Andrews

    http://assets.philad...

    This is the first I’ve seen this in the league. Is this new this year?[/quote]

    It looks similar to what the Chicago Bears do. Extra stiching is added for reinforcement to keep the uni from stretching or tearing.

    I haven’t seen this on any other teams so far though.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what I was thinking.[/quote]
    I might be wrong but I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen a pic of n Tampa Bay player when they had their orange jerseys have that type of stitching on his shoulders.

  • JiminStPaul | August 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    Last night at Twins game “M-I-N-N-E-S-O-A-T on Adam Everett’s jersey. Also, has anyone seen any trailers for the new baseball movie “The Perfect Game”? The Mexican Little League team depicted gets my vote for uniforms of the year. Stirrups, piping around the back pockets of the pants. Looks like someone did there research for this movie. Even the batting helmet things that look like wrestleing headgear.

  • Mike Engle | August 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]
    Reminds me of a point LI Phil brought up a while back in light of the new Indians and Phillies home alts, both of which look like throwback material, but are not throwbacks at all. I think the general consensus is this: there are throwbacks, and there are jerseys with a retro feel. So group the Brewers’ ball-glove pinstriped unis with the “retro feel” uniforms. But the Blue Jays’ Flashback Friday powder blues? Much closer to the real thing. I’d call those throwbacks.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | August 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    just watching some playoff hockey from 1991 on the NHL network. Vancouver is wearing the Canadian flag on the back of their helmets, while the LA Kings are wearing the USA flag on the back of their helmets. Obviously, this is in response to Desert Storm/Shield. I was a bit surprised to see the Canadian flag on the back of the Vancouver helmets, though.

  • Macca | August 23, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    The New York Mets were Los Mets last night. The tossed-off “Los” looked as lazy as usual, but with Houston in town I suppose it was as good a game as any for Latin Night. All players were introduced en espanol.

  • LarenR | August 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”285929″][quote comment=”285927″]Has anyone every heard of the clothing manufacturer “Faith”?

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    could be these guys but I don’t know that for sure[/quote]
    Somehow, I don’t think so. This seems to be a fashion shoe company in the UK. No athletic shoes to be found. Plus the wordmark is different.

    I had the same conversation with my wife. We decided it was an inspirational message rather than a maker’s mark.

  • BigBootyLover58 | August 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”285930″]

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.
    [/quote]

    How about

    “Faux-back”

  • who cares | August 23, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”285936″][quote comment=”285929″][quote comment=”285927″]Has anyone every heard of the clothing manufacturer “Faith”?

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    could be these guys but I don’t know that for sure[/quote]
    Somehow, I don’t think so. This seems to be a fashion shoe company in the UK. No athletic shoes to be found. Plus the wordmark is different.

    I had the same conversation with my wife. We decided it was an inspirational message rather than a maker’s mark.[/quote]

    Getty has a few more images of Dzingayi’s run. Looks like “Faith” is the only writing/logo on the uniform other than the Beijing 2008 Zimbabwe Olympic Committee patch on his left side. The country is experiencing inflation like the world has never seen and has been for over a year. Their soccer team had to back out of Africa’s world cup qualifiers because of lack of funds. Maybe you’re right and the word is just inspirational but I can’t imagine the country paying for a generic if someone was willing to offer a few bucks to throw their name on the uniforms. Coventry has her own funding sources but I’m surprised the rest of the Zimbabwean team wasn’t decked out in off the rack hand-me downs.

    http://www.gettyimag...

  • Barno | August 23, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    This one’s for Ll Phil, who wanted someone to Photoshop some stripes on the Browns new brown pants. I thought about putting an orange-white-orange stripe, but I liked how the orange-brown-orange stripes matched the jersey and socks. By the way Jamal Lewis is a BEAST!! GO BROWNS!!

  • Jeff P | August 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]

    How about fauxbacks?

  • Jeff P | August 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    dang it, I was beaten to it…

  • Ricko | August 23, 2008 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”285940″][quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]

    How about fauxbacks?[/quote]

    “Harkbacks,” maybe?

  • Thomas | August 23, 2008 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]

    How about “fauxback”?

  • Thomas | August 23, 2008 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”285937″][quote comment=”285930″]

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.
    [/quote]
    How about

    “Faux-back”[/quote]

    Damn!

  • Thomas | August 23, 2008 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”285940″][quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]

    How about fauxbacks?[/quote]

    Double damn!

  • Greg V. | August 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”285939″]This one’s for Ll Phil, who wanted someone to Photoshop some stripes on the Browns new brown pants. I thought about putting an orange-white-orange stripe, but I liked how the orange-brown-orange stripes matched the jersey and socks. By the way Jamal Lewis is a BEAST!! GO BROWNS!![/quote]

    Nice pants. That’s a good look. And some nice Photoshop work.

  • Flip | August 23, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”285946″][quote comment=”285939″]This one’s for Ll Phil, who wanted someone to Photoshop some stripes on the Browns new brown pants. I thought about putting an orange-white-orange stripe, but I liked how the orange-brown-orange stripes matched the jersey and socks. By the way Jamal Lewis is a BEAST!! GO BROWNS!![/quote]

    I understand the logic behind forgoing the white stripe on the pants, but this Photoshop version just shows how ridiculous the brown pants are. The socks rock, though. How did the Browns’ poll turn out? Any indication the brown pants will stick around?

    Nice pants. That’s a good look. And some nice Photoshop work.[/quote]

  • Tom Farley | August 23, 2008 at 8:36 pm |

    But the Blue Jays’ Flashback Friday powder blues? Much closer to the real thing. I’d call those throwbacks.
    I agree, Mike Engle. That powder blue was so common in ’82, or ’77. It really stands apart these days.

    How about “Faux-back”
    And the grand prize — a hearty “Attaboy!” and a firm virtual handshake — goes to BigBootyLover58.

    Thank you to everyone who entered. Best of luck next time.

    (I like “harkback,” too.)

  • Mark K | August 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    Every time I see the Blue Jays Friday powder blues I feel like the color is slightly off and doesn’t match what they originally wore. Last night’s umpires had shirts on that seemed to be more the right shade- a slightly lighter blue.

  • Jeff P | August 23, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    Umpire for the Yankees Orioles game is in a blazer tonight with his pads showing through at the collar.

  • Frankie | August 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm |

    I was searching SI covers and came across this one with a team name displayed in a way i’ve never seen before.

    http://vault.sportsi...

  • Kek | August 23, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”285934″]just watching some playoff hockey from 1991 on the NHL network. Vancouver is wearing the Canadian flag on the back of their helmets, while the LA Kings are wearing the USA flag on the back of their helmets. Obviously, this is in response to Desert Storm/Shield. I was a bit surprised to see the Canadian flag on the back of the Vancouver helmets, though.[/quote]
    Canadian forces were part of the coalition in the Gulf War.

  • Jordan Pope | August 24, 2008 at 12:53 am |

    [quote comment=\”285952\”][quote comment=\”285934\”]just watching some playoff hockey from 1991 on the NHL network. Vancouver is wearing the Canadian flag on the back of their helmets, while the LA Kings are wearing the USA flag on the back of their helmets. Obviously, this is in response to Desert Storm/Shield. I was a bit surprised to see the Canadian flag on the back of the Vancouver helmets, though.[/quote]
    Canadian forces were part of the coalition in the Gulf War.[/quote]

    remember canada is the 51st state

  • Priester | August 24, 2008 at 2:01 am |

    [quote comment=”285949″]Every time I see the Blue Jays Friday powder blues I feel like the color is slightly off and doesn’t match what they originally wore. Last night’s umpires had shirts on that seemed to be more the right shade- a slightly lighter blue.[/quote]

    Everytime I see a picture from those days it sems to look like a different shade. I’ve been told this has to do with various photography styles, lighting, etc. Its possible that with more advanced cameras, we’re just seeing a ‘truer’ colour on TV and in pictures. Or, it could be a different shade, I’m no expert on the subject. I was only about 6 when they stopped wearing them so I can’t recall really, but they do look a tad dark to me. This again, could be because the designers were using pictures that made the blue look darker.

  • david house | August 24, 2008 at 3:55 am |

    Adrian Peterson had a new face mask tonight against the steelers… any more information on it would be cool

    http://static.nfl.co...

  • scott | August 25, 2008 at 7:48 am |

    [quote comment=”285933″][quote comment=”285930″]Brewers wore throwbacks last night.
    They wear those for every Friday-night home game.

    http://www.jsonline....

    There ought to be a name for an inauthentic throwback: The uniform resembles their 1978-89 home uni, but they had neither the button-down shirt nor the belt during that time period. Nor did they have the “ball in glove” logo on the left sleeve.

    I still like ’em, though. Probably down to nostalgia. The ball-in-glove logo can be spotted on caps and shirts all around the stands at Brewers games in recent years.[/quote]
    Reminds me of a point LI Phil brought up a while back in light of the new Indians and Phillies home alts, both of which look like throwback material, but are not throwbacks at all. I think the general consensus is this: there are throwbacks, and there are jerseys with a retro feel. So group the Brewers’ ball-glove pinstriped unis with the “retro feel” uniforms. But the Blue Jays’ Flashback Friday powder blues? Much closer to the real thing. I’d call those throwbacks.[/quote]

    And yet if it were really like the originals, the team would not be wearing belts with it. So I’d argue that those aren’t true throwbacks, either.