Mets reliever Ambiorix Burgos has been on quite a roll lately. First he allegedly beat up his girlfriend. Next came allegations of a fatal hit-and-run, followed by an arrest warrant and three months in the clink while awaiting trial. And now, as you can see in the photo above (taken nine days ago, although I wasn’t aware of it until Nelson Saint pointed it out to me yesterday), it turns out he’s been wearing the wrong team’s cap — and smiling about it! Of course, Burgos is no stranger to cap shenanigans, but this seems like a major breach of etiquette. Can’t the Mets now terminate his contract on the grounds of cuckolding or something?
New ESPN conlumn today — here’s the link.
Raffle Reminder: I’m currently raffling of an Ernie Davis throwback Syracuse helmet from Helmet Hut, just like the ones used in The Express. For details, look here.
Uni Watch News Ticker: The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube. … Big news out of Tampa, where the Bucs plan to wear creamsicle throwbacks next season. … And the Titans may wear Oilers throwbacks. … Nicole Haase tipped me wise to this addictive site, which sells calendars and posters featuring vintage college football graphics (additional examples here, here, here, here, and here). … Also from Nicole: a great Chisox patch and a nice vintage MacGregor ad. … If you insist on referring to hockey jerseys as sweaters, then you’ll want to see this and this (with thanks to Jake Elwell). … Shorpy does it again. … Wanna own John Wooden’s car? You can! … The Tigers are selling off a bunch of authentic stuff tomorrow (with thanks to Brett Crane). … The Diamondbacks’ single-A affiliate, the Visalia Oaks, have renamed themselves the Rawhide and have a new identity system. … Kayce Harris was at Wednesday night’s Nuggets/Jazz preseason game and spotted a few Denver players wearing shinguards. … Startling news from the Meadowlands, where Equipped with Joe
the Plumber Skiba now has its own theme song! … Texas Southern’s Willie Parker was having some major nameplate problems last Saturday (with thanks to Chris Mycoskie). … Remember those weird minimalist black uniforms that Oregon wore last season? Looks like they might have a white version this year (good find by Jaison Frank). … George Mason appears to be headed for SODLand.