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You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me Dept.

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As you can see from the graphic on the screen, that’s Victor Harris at the NFL Combine the other day. So if his name is Victor, why does he have an “M. Harris” NOB? Because, of course, his nickname is Macho. And now, if you’ll excuse me a moment, I need to vomit. (Thanks to Brendon Yarian for the screen shot.)

New ESPN column today. Link coming soon. tomorrow, as it turns out. — Paul

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Uni Watch News Ticker: The A’s plan to retire Rickey’s number. … Really, really great survey of consumer brand logo evolutions here (thanks, Ek). … Here’s something I didn’t know: Back in 1938, Joe Louis had a barnstorming baseball team (great find by Bruce Menard). … I sure hope Chris Hayes makes the KC roster (with thanks to Patrick Chippeaux). … Good article here on players wearing batting helmets in the field, including the entire 1953 Pirates team (with thanks to Nate Budziszewski). … That Mickey Mantle, he was a classy guy (with thanks to Mike Nachreiner). … “The AHL’s Norfolk Admirals held an alumni game last weekend, featuring members of the previous ECHL Admirals teams,” writes Tris Wykes. “‘Rocket’ Rod Taylor wore the very first helmet he ever owned, beginning at age four. He said he just loosened it up a bit and it fit fine. The green circles are his own ‘award decals’ he put on there when he scored childhood goals back in Lake Orion, Michigan. Admirals coach Darren Rumble played in the alumni game and used his coaching gloves, which include a whistle attached to one finger. Sadly, he never took advantage to blow a halt to play when his team had given up an odd-man rush.” … More Admirals news from Tris: “In addition, the Admirals unveiled third jerseys virtually identical to those worn by the original ECHL Admirals team in 1989. These are a big hit with the fans, a majority of whom seem to dislike the current uniforms [and who can blame them — PL]. The Admirals will wear the thirds on home Fridays the rest of the season.” … I’m fairly certain this is the first time most of you have seen a Twins Hula-Hoop. Tris Wykes says it was hanging in the Metrodome dugout. … According to Bill Henderson’s guide, the Yankees’ BP jerseys from 1997-2001 looked like this. But Stephen King has turned up this photo, which he says is from 2000. “The Yanks wore this alternate design for a few games in the spring of 2000,” he says. Personally, I don’t much give a shit about BP jerseys, but presumably some of you do. Any thoughts or insights? … The Chiefs’ 50th-anniversary logo appears to be included in this banner, which appeared in a ticket-promo e-mail received by Jake Reed. … Michael Princip has written a good breakdown of an old Riddell helmet model. … I don’t know what’s going on here, but it’s enough to make me rethink my position on over-the-calf basketball socks (with “thanks” to Jason Dulin). … Remember the College Vault book series? They’ve now got new editions covering the basketball programs at Kansas, UNC, and Kentucky, plus the women’s hoops team at Tennessee (with thanks to Mike Hersh). … New Manchester United road kit unveiled here (with thanks to Jeff Kneis). … Great video report here on the Stowe family, which has been working the Reds’ clubhouse for over half a century (with thanks to Dwayne White). … Here’s an update on that story about American Indian mascots in Wisconsin (thanks, Phil). … Also from Phil: Yet another university has severed ties with Russell due to the company’s labor practices, and the latest financial fraud case is affecting golf sponsorships.

 

138 comments to You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me Dept.

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 8:32 am |
  • Bret the Jet | February 25, 2009 at 8:35 am |

    Here’s video of Umpire Eric Gregg having to wear Chicago Cubs gear for a game back in 1987.
    http://homerderby.co...

    Bonus: Bill Murray is announcing the game. And it’s against the Expos, so Powder Blue is in full effect.

  • Paul Lukas | February 25, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    [quote comment=”316218″]here’s how he earned the name “macho”[/quote]

    Actually, the headline is contradicted by the text of the story. According to the 11th graf, the nickname was given to him when he was a toddler.

  • Glen | February 25, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    here are some more pics from the auction site that the “fuck yogi” baseball was on

    http://www.greyflann...

    http://www.greyflann...

  • Glen | February 25, 2009 at 8:38 am |
  • Chris | February 25, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    “Victor” was refered to as Macho all year, right? I’d say the network screwed that up. I doubt they are calling Clay Matthews “William.”

  • Dodge trucks | February 25, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    They need a legit No. 1 cornerback now so Rolle can be shifted to nickel, and at pick 26 they have some options. The best case scenario is Vontae Davis falling to them, but otherwise DJ Moore, Alphonso Smith, and Victor Harris can all be options.

    If they feel that wide receiver is a more pressing need and they take a receiver in the first round (very possible), they could take one with the 25th pick of the second round. Smith and Harris may still be available then, as well as Darius Butler out of Connecticut, who could also be an option.

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    So Paul, how do you feel about the FNOB Terry Johnson sported with the Bears?

  • Kevin G. | February 25, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    Why don’t the A’s mention the #35 that Rickey Henderson originally wore? I believe he wore that for 6 years in Oakland while he wore #24 for about 8 years (mulitple stints)in Okaland. That and the glory years of the ’88-’90 A’s must be the reason they chose 24 over 35. I wonder if a team has ever considered retiring two different numbers for the same player.

  • Robert in Dallas | February 25, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    Clearly the mega-impressive College Vault books can only be profitably created for the most major of programs for which there would be X number of expected sales. I wonder just what that minimum number of needed sales is.

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”316226″]Why don’t the A’s mention the #35 that Rickey Henderson originally wore? I believe he wore that for 6 years in Oakland while he wore #24 for about 8 years (mulitple stints)in Okaland. That and the glory years of the ’88-’90 A’s must be the reason they chose 24 over 35. I wonder if a team has ever considered retiring two different numbers for the same player.[/quote]

    #35 from 1979-1984

    #24: 89-93, 94, 95, 98 (with A’s)

    also wore #24 with numerous teams, #35 in seattle and #25 in LA

  • mako | February 25, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    Speaking of Rickey’s retired number, the University of Texas is retiring Kevin Durant’s no. 35 jersey tonight. I find it a little weird that they’re doing this for a guy who was at the school for only one year before moving on to the NBA. Granted, he was a phenomenal player, set the school’s single-season scoring record, was the only freshman to be named national college player of the year, blah blah blah, but I’m still not sure how I feel about this. What do the rest of you think about this?

  • Zach | February 25, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

  • Robert in Dallas | February 25, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”316229″]Speaking of Rickey’s retired number, the University of Texas is retiring Kevin Durant’s no. 35 jersey tonight. I find it a little weird that they’re doing this for a guy who was at the school for only one year before moving on to the NBA. Granted, he was a phenomenal player, set the school’s single-season scoring record, was the only freshman to be named national college player of the year, blah blah blah, but I’m still not sure how I feel about this. What do the rest of you think about this?[/quote]

    Tough call. I can see where this might not done at someplace like Duke, Kansas or North Carolina, but that a school that has not had an overabundance of mega-talent would see the need to retire the number.

    If someone like Kevin Durant had played at my alma mater for one game, his number would be retired.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    I can’t find a link on the web, but I received an Eastbay catalog in the mail yesterday, and they are selling the Under Armour gear worn by the players at the NFL Combine, including the option to have your shirts, shorts and sweats personalized with a name, number and position designation, just like the players. So not only can you pony up for your team’s newest toy’s jersey, but you can also get the threads he wore during passing drills and the 40. Yeesh.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”316229″]Speaking of Rickey’s retired number, the University of Texas is retiring Kevin Durant’s no. 35 jersey tonight. I find it a little weird that they’re doing this for a guy who was at the school for only one year before moving on to the NBA. Granted, he was a phenomenal player, set the school’s single-season scoring record, was the only freshman to be named national college player of the year, blah blah blah, but I’m still not sure how I feel about this. What do the rest of you think about this?[/quote]

    This is a nice way to make sure that he kicks back some of those NBA megabucks to the scholarship fund or athletic department.

  • Ryan | February 25, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    On the combine website, on the official roster, they have the players names and what the players go by. Many players go by something different than their given names. I say it is the NFL Network that screwed up.

  • John | February 25, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    I am confused as to why you “don’t give a shit” about batting practice jerseys, but then pay attention to basketball warmups, which are essentially the same thing. Your attention to soccer uniforms, which are even more boring than soccer itself, also baffles me.

  • DJ | February 25, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    But Stephen King has turned up this photo, which he says is from 2000. “The Yanks wore this alternate design for a few games in the spring of 2000,” he says. Personally, I don’t much give a shit about BP jerseys, but presumably some of you do. Any thoughts or insights?

    I’ve seen that BP jersey before. I think it was worn by the Yankees on the road (it’s graphics matched up with the road uniforms).

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”316236″]But Stephen King has turned up this photo, which he says is from 2000. “The Yanks wore this alternate design for a few games in the spring of 2000,” he says. Personally, I don’t much give a shit about BP jerseys, but presumably some of you do. Any thoughts or insights?

    I’ve seen that BP jersey before. I think it was worn by the Yankees on the road (it’s graphics matched up with the road uniforms).[/quote]

    Maybe it’s an early example of what the Red Sox do now – separate home and road BP jerseys.

  • wright on | February 25, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”316228″][quote comment=”316226″]Why don’t the A’s mention the #35 that Rickey Henderson originally wore? I believe he wore that for 6 years in Oakland while he wore #24 for about 8 years (mulitple stints)in Okaland. That and the glory years of the ’88-’90 A’s must be the reason they chose 24 over 35. I wonder if a team has ever considered retiring two different numbers for the same player.[/quote]

    #35 from 1979-1984

    #24: 89-93, 94, 95, 98 (with A’s)

    also wore #24 with numerous teams, #35 in seattle and #25 in LA[/quote]

    I was wondering the same thing. He was #35 with Oakland when he became famous. He switched to 24 with the Yankees because 35 was taken – by Phil Niekro.

  • Beardface | February 25, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”316223″]”Victor” was refered to as Macho all year, right? I’d say the network screwed that up. I doubt they are calling Clay Matthews “William.”[/quote]
    Yeah, to be honest, it doesn’t make sense why the NFL Network would refer to him as Victor since he’s been going by his nickname since high school. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I heard him referred to as ‘Victor’ during a game broadcast.

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.

  • KW | February 25, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    Don’t remember who all of the teams jumping off of the Russell bandwagon are but Michigan just recently announced they are as well in case it hasnt been said here yet

  • Hurnf | February 25, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    It might be a “skort” that Puma is marketing for its “lifestyleline” — i.e., gear that players will have to wear to team functions off the field. Those will never see the pitch.

    I like the fact that these are all properly-badged kits and don’t have a big wordmark on the front like a Roller Hockey International jersey.

    Very Euro-style with colored road jerseys instead of the ‘white version of home’ being used. Nice tie-in with navy and white for the LA Sol.

    Wonder if there’ll be shirt sponsors soon?

  • Beardface | February 25, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”316235″]I am confused as to why you “don’t give a shit” about batting practice jerseys, but then pay attention to basketball warmups, which are essentially the same thing. Your attention to soccer uniforms, which are even more boring than soccer itself, also baffles me.[/quote]

    i believe paul was quoting the reader who sent him that pic (stephen king — wait…THE stephen king???)…

    far from it, i believe paul does give a shit about the BP jerseys

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”316242″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    It might be a “skort” that Puma is marketing for its “lifestyleline” — i.e., gear that players will have to wear to team functions off the field. Those will never see the pitch.

    I like the fact that these are all properly-badged kits and don’t have a big wordmark on the front like a Roller Hockey International jersey.

    Very Euro-style with colored road jerseys instead of the ‘white version of home’ being used. Nice tie-in with navy and white for the LA Sol.

    Wonder if there’ll be shirt sponsors soon?[/quote]

    It says home and away kits…

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    more like skorts

  • Lose Remerswaal | February 25, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Actually I think it says “Fuck Yog!”

    Anyone know who or what Yog was?

    Did he get distracted in the middle of dissing dairy breakfast food?

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | February 25, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    I am very glad to see that several people have already mentioned that Rickey’s original Oakland number was no. 35, and that he took no. 24 upon joining the Yankees only because the Yanks had Phil Niekro! If Niekro had not been with the Yanks in 1985, I suppose that Rickey would just have kept no. 35. However, the no. 24 looked so right on him, and invited all kinds of Willie Mays-ish thoughts — which probably explains why he has kept the number, and why he wants that number to be retired.

    It is kind of amazing how even a veteran player’s Yankee uni number can sometimes supersede his already-established number. Rickey is of course one case in point. Another is Reggie, who wore his Yankee number 44 for the rest of his career, even in his final season in Oakland in 1987. However, the A’s in Reggie’s case retired his *original* number 9.

    Other examples that come to mind are Wade Boggs, who at Tampa Bay wore his Yankee number 12, rather than his pre-Yankee number 26; and Joe Torre, who now wears his Yankee number 6 rather than his established pre-Yankee number 9.

    (Honourable mention: the Met verion of this phenomenon — when Keith Hernandez played his final season with Cleveland in 1990, he wore his Met number 17, rather than his pre-Met number 37.)

  • Paul Lukas | February 25, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”316245″][quote comment=”316235″]I am confused as to why you “don’t give a shit” about batting practice jerseys, but then pay attention to basketball warmups, which are essentially the same thing. Your attention to soccer uniforms, which are even more boring than soccer itself, also baffles me.[/quote]

    i believe paul was quoting the reader who sent him that pic (stephen king — wait…THE stephen king???)…

    far from it, i believe paul does give a shit about the BP jerseys[/quote]

    Actually, no. I *don’t* care about BP jerseys (and caps). I’m covering them in today’s ESPN column, because I always write about what teams wear in spring training, but I don’t much care about them. They serve no functional purpose except for merchandising.

    As for basketball warmups, when do I pay attention to those? Like, once every two years? And I almost never write about soccer. Perhaps you’re confusing me with some other uniform columnist..?

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    what kind of pants is raul ibanez wearing in this pic?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Perry | February 25, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    I’d take that “new Man U away kit” report with about a 10-pound bag of salt. These “new kit” reports leak out about big teams every year, and half of them are bullshit.

  • Jim Bullard | February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”316220″][quote comment=”316218″]here’s how he earned the name “macho”[/quote]

    Actually, the headline is contradicted by the text of the story. According to the 11th graf, the nickname was given to him when he was a toddler.[/quote]

    Actually, the headline doesn’t say he earned the nickname by saving his family from the fire, it says he “earned hero status” by saving them from the fire.

  • Steve | February 25, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    No, not the real Stephen King. This one’s a Yankee fan.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”316252″]what kind of pants is raul ibanez wearing in this pic?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    my bad:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Rick | February 25, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    Looks like the WPS has 2 styles of shorts too: short shorts and longer shorts. My bet is that the skirt/skort thingy is a wrap around warm-up kinda deal that goes with the short shorts, but indeed will never see game use.

    Some of the shirts have a rather interesting: they seem to widen at the hemline and are too short to tug in… yet that’s what would be required by international rules.

  • Josh | February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    Hi all,

    I am a loyal Uni Watch reader who is sort of on the other side of the question posed on the blog in recent weeks. I am the broadcaster/do various
    other things for an independent minor league baseball team. We just went through a whole rebranding process with almost an entirely new staff, new name, logo, Web site, etc.

    After an entirely way-too-drawn-out process, we got our logo and colors done, now we’re on to uniforms. And while I like to think that I “Get It,” I don’t think the other members of the staff who have more say than I do in this decision do.

    Are there any Uni Watchers out there that might be able to help me find good-looking, professional-quality, relatively affordable
    (no more than about $75 a pop for 30 each of home and away) jerseys that will actually look good too? I know it’s a lot to ask, but I think I have a great chance to help make this team look good and I would hate to watch them all season look like crap.

    Please if you have any ideas.

    Thanks

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”316253″]I’d take that “new Man U away kit” report with about a 10-pound bag of salt. These “new kit” reports leak out about big teams every year, and half of them are bullshit.[/quote]

    Looks like a recycled version of Mexico’s 06-07 unis, before they switched from Nike to Adidas:

    http://www.jersey99....

  • Nick | February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    Did anybody else notice that the Man U away kit video showed the first jersey with a noticeably flatter arrow than the second jersey shown?

  • Josh | February 25, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    Sorry…messed up the html. My email is hirschj@gmail.com
    Thanks

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”316257″]Looks like the WPS has 2 styles of shorts too: short shorts and longer shorts. My bet is that the skirt/skort thingy is a wrap around warm-up kinda deal that goes with the short shorts, but indeed will never see game use.

    Some of the shirts have a rather interesting: they seem to widen at the hemline and are too short to tug in… yet that’s what would be required by international rules.[/quote]

    The skirt look is very similar to a women’s field hockey uniform.

    http://blog.pennlive...

  • MH | February 25, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    Actually, the headline doesn’t say he earned the nickname by saving his family from the fire, it says he “earned hero status” by saving them from the fire.

    Don’t matter–the story alone is good enough for me. “Macho” it is; he earned it.

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”316262″][quote comment=”316257″]Looks like the WPS has 2 styles of shorts too: short shorts and longer shorts. My bet is that the skirt/skort thingy is a wrap around warm-up kinda deal that goes with the short shorts, but indeed will never see game use.

    Some of the shirts have a rather interesting: they seem to widen at the hemline and are too short to tug in… yet that’s what would be required by international rules.[/quote]

    The skirt look is very similar to a women’s field hockey uniform.

    http://blog.pennlive...

    Except in field hockey there’s tradition and history behind the skirts. Soccer, not so much.

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...
    I still stand by my initial assessment of the logo and team name, but this is a damned fine looking uniform.

    As for the players wearing skirts? I can definitely get behind that idea.

  • Ry Co 40 | February 25, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”316244″][quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…[/quote]

    just curious, do you play a role in the soccer community?

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | February 25, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    I really don’t see the cause for vomiting because this player Macho Harris uses a first initial from his nickname in his NOB. Some guys are just known by nicknames, like Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean; this Harris chap seems to be in that group. I would bet that Tug McGraw or Sparky Lyle also would have used the first initial of their nicknames if a “first initial NOB” had been necessary for them.

    On the other hand, there are guys whose nicknames don’t totally replace their first names, but live in quotes after the first name. The ones I can think of now are Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Johnny “Lam” Jones. Each of these guys actually did sport a first initial on his NOB, and each one used the initial of his real given name.

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”316266″][quote comment=”316244″][quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…[/quote]

    just curious, do you play a role in the soccer community?[/quote]

    Other than being a fan, no. And that’s what I meant by being a joke- alot of other fans didn’t really respect the WUSA. But really, I’m more upset that they’re wearing skirts- I think it’s ridiculous. I hope the league succeeds (being a woman and a [former] athlete, I think it’s good to have women’s pro leagues), but soccer players don’t wear skirts, at least not on the field. And I don’t think skirts will help them gain respect.

  • Ry Co 40 | February 25, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”316268″][quote comment=”316266″][quote comment=”316244″][quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…[/quote]

    just curious, do you play a role in the soccer community?[/quote]

    Other than being a fan, no. And that’s what I meant by being a joke- alot of other fans didn’t really respect the WUSA. But really, I’m more upset that they’re wearing skirts- I think it’s ridiculous. I hope the league succeeds (being a woman and a [former] athlete, I think it’s good to have women’s pro leagues), but soccer players don’t wear skirts, at least not on the field. And I don’t think skirts will help them gain respect.[/quote]

    i get it, i just hate to see the new women’s league already being called “a joke in the soccer community”… i think that’s a little harsh. but i see where you’re coming from.

    my thoughts on the skirt… they’re not mini skirts. they’re not gonna be worn with hooker boots. they look classy with the jersey. not all change is bad. i think the girls and the uniforms will look good out on the field. why does a new skirt, or skort, or whatever it’s called have to be so painfully bad? know what i mean?

  • Terri | February 25, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”316269″][quote comment=”316268″][quote comment=”316266″][quote comment=”316244″][quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…[/quote]

    just curious, do you play a role in the soccer community?[/quote]

    Other than being a fan, no. And that’s what I meant by being a joke- alot of other fans didn’t really respect the WUSA. But really, I’m more upset that they’re wearing skirts- I think it’s ridiculous. I hope the league succeeds (being a woman and a [former] athlete, I think it’s good to have women’s pro leagues), but soccer players don’t wear skirts, at least not on the field. And I don’t think skirts will help them gain respect.[/quote]

    i get it, i just hate to see the new women’s league already being called “a joke in the soccer community”… i think that’s a little harsh. but i see where you’re coming from.

    my thoughts on the skirt… they’re not mini skirts. they’re not gonna be worn with hooker boots. they look classy with the jersey. not all change is bad. i think the girls and the uniforms will look good out on the field. why does a new skirt, or skort, or whatever it’s called have to be so painfully bad? know what i mean?[/quote]

    I think for me it kind of goes along with women’s sports merchandise all being either pink or having crystals. It’s like, you’re an athlete, but you’re a girl, so you have to wear this special thing to set you apart and look girly. I have nothing against skirts- I played field hockey for 10 yrs. and we were proud of them- but there was history behind them. But for this new league, it’s back to making sure you look like a girl, cuz god forbid you concentrated on playing well. And, now, instead of concentrating on the soccer, men look at them and see that they’re in skirts, and it pretty much stops there.

  • Shane | February 25, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    I still find it funny that the AHL has two teams called “Admirals”. Are there any other US pro sports leagues with the same situation?

  • Steve May | February 25, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”316271″]I still find it funny that the AHL has two teams called “Admirals”. Are there any other US pro sports leagues with the same situation?[/quote]

    The obvious example is the CFL – which had the Sakatchewan Roughriders and the Ottawa Rough Riders (one’s one word, the other is two) from the 40’s until Ottawa folded in the 90’s.

    That was due to the same reason there are two Admirals in the AHL. Milwaukee and Norfolk used to be in two separate leagues (Milwaukee in the IHL and Norfolk in the AHL) when the two leagues merged. The CFL used to be an all-eastern loop, with a separate Western League (the old Western Interprovincial Football Union http://en.wikipedia....). Thus the Roughriders/Rough Riders were in different leagues until they merged in the 50’s

  • David | February 25, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    Those Man U uniforms looks just like Mexico’s uni from the the last World Cup.

    http://www.productwi...

  • Paul Lukas | February 25, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Today’s ESPN column has been bumped to tomorrow.

  • Glen | February 25, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    OMG WTF now what am I going to do at work?

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”316270″]I think for me it kind of goes along with women’s sports merchandise all being either pink or having crystals. It’s like, you’re an athlete, but you’re a girl, so you have to wear this special thing to set you apart and look girly. I have nothing against skirts- I played field hockey for 10 yrs. and we were proud of them- but there was history behind them. But for this new league, it’s back to making sure you look like a girl, cuz god forbid you concentrated on playing well. And, now, instead of concentrating on the soccer, men look at them and see that they’re in skirts, and it pretty much stops there.[/quote]
    I don’t know about that. It’s not like they’re carrying purses and everything is pink (or wearing the aforementioned miniskirts and hooker boots). Why should female soccer players be made to dress like men to be taken seriously?

    Female golfers, tennis players, etc. dress “like women.” Are they not taken seriously?

  • union jack | February 25, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”316256″][quote comment=”316252″]what kind of pants is raul ibanez wearing in this pic?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    my bad:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    http://www.flickr.co...

    Skorts.

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote]instead of concentrating on the soccer, men look at them and see that they’re in skirts, and it pretty much stops there.[/quote]

    i don’t take them any less seriously just because they’re wearing skirts

  • Squiddie | February 25, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”316248″]Actually I think it says “Fuck Yog!”

    Anyone know who or what Yog was?

    Did he get distracted in the middle of dissing dairy breakfast food?[/quote]
    That would be Yog-Sothoth.

    My advice is to ask no further questions. Trust me.

  • union jack | February 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    “Really, really great survey of consumer brand logo evolutions here (thanks, Ek).”

    Not bad, but I can only take so much pidgin English before bailing.

  • Squiddie | February 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Sepp Blatter once said that the best way to get people interested in women’s soccer was to have them wear tighter/shorter unis.

    Oddly, he’s still in charge of FIFA.

  • Dan King | February 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”316276″][quote comment=”316270″]I think for me it kind of goes along with women’s sports merchandise all being either pink or having crystals. It’s like, you’re an athlete, but you’re a girl, so you have to wear this special thing to set you apart and look girly. I have nothing against skirts- I played field hockey for 10 yrs. and we were proud of them- but there was history behind them. But for this new league, it’s back to making sure you look like a girl, cuz god forbid you concentrated on playing well. And, now, instead of concentrating on the soccer, men look at them and see that they’re in skirts, and it pretty much stops there.[/quote]
    I don’t know about that. It’s not like they’re carrying purses and everything is pink (or wearing the aforementioned miniskirts and hooker boots). Why should female soccer players be made to dress like men to be taken seriously?

    Female golfers, tennis players, etc. dress “like women.” Are they not taken seriously?[/quote]

    sepp blatter must be so happy after seeing those skirts.

    on another note, i was watching arsenal v roma on espn360 yesterday and the commentators had a nice little bit about stadium naming rights and how ridiculous its gotten. i wish i had written it down b/c i think paul would’ve been really happy to hear it.

  • Noelski | February 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    I grew up watching and knowing Rickey as 35. I never liked the 24. But I guess I have to get used to seeing it on the outfield wall from now on.

  • Patrick | February 25, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”316265″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...
    I still stand by my initial assessment of the logo and team name, but this is a damned fine looking uniform.
    [/quote]

    Agreed. Those are nicer than just about anything I’ve seen in MLS.

  • Zach | February 25, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”316265″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...
    I still stand by my initial assessment of the logo and team name, but this is a damned fine looking uniform.

    As for the players wearing skirts? I can definitely get behind that idea.[/quote]

    Being from Chicago I love that Kit too…The Chicago Fire had a 3rd kit on ‘5 that was by puma and was pretty much the same kit. I love it

  • James Craven | February 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.

    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.

  • Beardface | February 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”316268″][quote comment=”316266″][quote comment=”316244″][quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]

    Hey, you don’t have to worry about lack of interest because now, they’re wearing skirts, which will clearly fix everything, especially the part where they’re a joke in the soccer community…[/quote]

    just curious, do you play a role in the soccer community?[/quote]

    Other than being a fan, no. And that’s what I meant by being a joke- alot of other fans didn’t really respect the WUSA. But really, I’m more upset that they’re wearing skirts- I think it’s ridiculous. I hope the league succeeds (being a woman and a [former] athlete, I think it’s good to have women’s pro leagues), but soccer players don’t wear skirts, at least not on the field. And I don’t think skirts will help them gain respect.[/quote]
    The WUSA was a joke, and I don’t see this new league being much better. Hell, even the hotbed of women’s soccer in the US (NC’s Research Triangle Park) didn’t give a shit about the Courage when they were here, and they had the highest attendance in the league, so I don’t see how this league could really take off.

    I mean, men’s soccer is having a hard enough time trying to become a mainstream sport, and for the most part, its still a very regionalized game, a couple steps below the NHL and a few steps above MLL. I don’t give this league much of a chance at all of being successful, especially right on the heels of WUSA’s failure.

  • Ken P | February 25, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”316267″]I really don’t see the cause for vomiting because this player Macho Harris uses a first initial from his nickname in his NOB. Some guys are just known by nicknames, like Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean; this Harris chap seems to be in that group. I would bet that Tug McGraw or Sparky Lyle also would have used the first initial of their nicknames if a “first initial NOB” had been necessary for them.

    On the other hand, there are guys whose nicknames don’t totally replace their first names, but live in quotes after the first name. The ones I can think of now are Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Johnny “Lam” Jones. Each of these guys actually did sport a first initial on his NOB, and each one used the initial of his real given name.[/quote]
    If I remember correctly when the Braves had the Jones “brothers” Larry (Chipper) had C. Jones and Andruw Jones had A. Jones

  • johnny | February 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    Any Mt. Rushmore of unis need the LA Dodgers home uni and Detroit Tigers home uni. Both are superior to the Yanks and Bosox home unis. (Can’t stand the Yanks’ uni NY, the cap one far better)

  • Ken P | February 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    I was at the Capitals/Flyers game yesterday (not happy about the result) but the arms on the flyer jerseys seemed a bit odd.. Then I realized it is a 3 color sleave. Picture and it seems their home one are just as ulgy.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”316290″][quote comment=”316267″]I really don’t see the cause for vomiting because this player Macho Harris uses a first initial from his nickname in his NOB. Some guys are just known by nicknames, like Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean; this Harris chap seems to be in that group. I would bet that Tug McGraw or Sparky Lyle also would have used the first initial of their nicknames if a “first initial NOB” had been necessary for them.

    On the other hand, there are guys whose nicknames don’t totally replace their first names, but live in quotes after the first name. The ones I can think of now are Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Johnny “Lam” Jones. Each of these guys actually did sport a first initial on his NOB, and each one used the initial of his real given name.[/quote]
    If I remember correctly when the Braves had the Jones “brothers” Larry (Chipper) had C. Jones and Andruw Jones had A. Jones[/quote]

    I don’t think the Braves ever put first initials on Chipper and Andruw’s jerseys. I also don’t think they plan on putting first initials on the unis of Garrett Anderson and Josh Anderson.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”316294″][quote comment=”316290″][quote comment=”316267″]I really don’t see the cause for vomiting because this player Macho Harris uses a first initial from his nickname in his NOB. Some guys are just known by nicknames, like Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean; this Harris chap seems to be in that group. I would bet that Tug McGraw or Sparky Lyle also would have used the first initial of their nicknames if a “first initial NOB” had been necessary for them.

    On the other hand, there are guys whose nicknames don’t totally replace their first names, but live in quotes after the first name. The ones I can think of now are Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Johnny “Lam” Jones. Each of these guys actually did sport a first initial on his NOB, and each one used the initial of his real given name.[/quote]
    If I remember correctly when the Braves had the Jones “brothers” Larry (Chipper) had C. Jones and Andruw Jones had A. Jones[/quote]

    I don’t think the Braves ever put first initials on Chipper and Andruw’s jerseys. I also don’t think they plan on putting first initials on the unis of Garrett Anderson and Josh Anderson.[/quote]

    I stand corrected. My bad, Ken P:

    http://www.bustedpla...

    http://k41.pbase.com...

    I think Andruw wore the intial early in his career with Atlanta, but then dropped it:

    http://homerderby.co...

    I don’t think Chipper has ever worn the initial “C.”

  • Collin | February 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Shorpy strikes again:

    1906 Friends School Football

  • Dave | February 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    It kind of makes me angry that the Political Correctness machine is potentially going to take away the nicknames of the high school teams in Wisconsin. As long as the name isn’t disrespectful or portrays a negative stereotype, I don’t see the point. It takes away the school’s heritage. Literally any name could be offensive, time to give it a rest.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”316295″][quote comment=”316294″][quote comment=”316290″][quote comment=”316267″]I really don’t see the cause for vomiting because this player Macho Harris uses a first initial from his nickname in his NOB. Some guys are just known by nicknames, like Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean; this Harris chap seems to be in that group. I would bet that Tug McGraw or Sparky Lyle also would have used the first initial of their nicknames if a “first initial NOB” had been necessary for them.

    On the other hand, there are guys whose nicknames don’t totally replace their first names, but live in quotes after the first name. The ones I can think of now are Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Johnny “Lam” Jones. Each of these guys actually did sport a first initial on his NOB, and each one used the initial of his real given name.[/quote]
    If I remember correctly when the Braves had the Jones “brothers” Larry (Chipper) had C. Jones and Andruw Jones had A. Jones[/quote]

    I don’t think the Braves ever put first initials on Chipper and Andruw’s jerseys. I also don’t think they plan on putting first initials on the unis of Garrett Anderson and Josh Anderson.[/quote]

    I stand corrected. My bad, Ken P:

    http://www.bustedpla...

    http://k41.pbase.com...

    I think Andruw wore the intial early in his career with Atlanta, but then dropped it:

    http://homerderby.co...

    I don’t think Chipper has ever worn the initial “C.”[/quote]

    I stand corrected, again:

    http://www.fansedge....

    I really need to get my shit together today.

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V

  • Adam Seabury | February 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    Is it just me, or has it become the new trend to use lower-case letters in logos. I’ve noticed many logos around that are all lower-case letters, and others that used to be all upper case that are now first-letter upper-case, and the rest lower case. That evolution of corporate logos thing in the ticker gave me a few more examples.

    Here are some of the ones I can think of.

    Wal-Mart
    Pepsi
    Tropicana
    Xerox

    I know there are a lot more. I notice them all the time and they make me angry. Haha. It also seems like an often used style used in type on adds. There’s so much around that’s all lower-case with a similar font.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I can’t un-notice it.

  • James Craven | February 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    to an extent on the lowercase crap, puma (as well as uefa) have been using lowercase nobs.

  • Ry Co 40 | February 25, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”316299″][quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V[/quote]

    oh please, this is an easy one for me…

    Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:
    early 90s penguins
    60s pirates
    early 70s steelers
    mid 80’s panthers (football).

    hahaha

    Mt. Rushmore of ugly uniforms:
    any islanders
    any braves
    any cowboys
    any –fill in the blank with a non-pittsburgh team–

    hahaha. homer, i know! just joking around though…

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”316299″][quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V[/quote]

    Yeah, kinda hard not to include the current Bills monochrome navy, isnt it.

    Still seems unfair for the White Sox bermudas to take so much abuse. As others have pointed out, they wore them only, what, four times? Not exactly a regular uniform. Might as well include the all-kelly the A’s wore once or twice. Likewise the Eagle powder blue and light gold. Seems to me that one-offs or throwbacks shouldn’t be included for “Rushmore” purposes. If they were, I’d be real tempted to put those 1917 White Sox homes from the first Turn Back the Clock game up there.

    (Just trying to set a few ground rules. There’ll be enough different opinions as it is).

    —Ricko

  • Lose Remerswaal | February 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    This whole Mt Rushmore of good 9and bad) unis might be a poll that Paul should do, with or without ESPN

  • Lose Remerswaal | February 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    That should be “good (and bad)” of course.

    damn fat fingers

  • joe | February 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”316276″][quote comment=”316270″]I think for me it kind of goes along with women’s sports merchandise all being either pink or having crystals. It’s like, you’re an athlete, but you’re a girl, so you have to wear this special thing to set you apart and look girly. I have nothing against skirts- I played field hockey for 10 yrs. and we were proud of them- but there was history behind them. But for this new league, it’s back to making sure you look like a girl, cuz god forbid you concentrated on playing well. And, now, instead of concentrating on the soccer, men look at them and see that they’re in skirts, and it pretty much stops there.[/quote]
    I don’t know about that. It’s not like they’re carrying purses and everything is pink (or wearing the aforementioned miniskirts and hooker boots). Why should female soccer players be made to dress like men to be taken seriously?

    Female golfers, tennis players, etc. dress “like women.” Are they not taken seriously?[/quote]

    No, they really aren’t taken all that seriously.

  • Heat Bone BEEF | February 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    Why does the KC Cheifs 50th Anniversary patch have an outline of the state of Texas on it? Top center.

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”316303″][quote comment=”316299″][quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V[/quote]

    Yeah, kinda hard not to include the current Bills monochrome navy, isnt it.

    Still seems unfair for the White Sox bermudas to take so much abuse. As others have pointed out, they wore them only, what, four times? Not exactly a regular uniform. Might as well include the all-kelly the A’s wore once or twice. Likewise the Eagle powder blue and light gold. Seems to me that one-offs or throwbacks shouldn’t be included for “Rushmore” purposes. If they were, I’d be real tempted to put those 1917 White Sox homes from the first Turn Back the Clock game up there.

    (Just trying to set a few ground rules. There’ll be enough different opinions as it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    In the spirit of setting ground rules, I must amend my “good” list. Since we’re riffing on an ESPN promotion, there is only one possibility:
    Yankees home
    Red Sox home
    Yankees road
    Red Sox road

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”316300″]Is it just me, or has it become the new trend to use lower-case letters in logos. I’ve noticed many logos around that are all lower-case letters, and others that used to be all upper case that are now first-letter upper-case, and the rest lower case. That evolution of corporate logos thing in the ticker gave me a few more examples.

    Here are some of the ones I can think of.

    Wal-Mart
    Pepsi
    Tropicana
    Xerox

    I know there are a lot more. I notice them all the time and they make me angry. Haha. It also seems like an often used style used in type on adds. There’s so much around that’s all lower-case with a similar font.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I can’t un-notice it.[/quote]

    Same goes for the simple lettering styles in basketball jerseys all of a sudden, although that’s all caps, of course. Has a lot do to with accepted styles in texting, e-mailing, instant messaging and general “computer-ese”, I imagine.

    (Also posting at blogs. LOL)

    Y’know, when I first saw Tropicana’s new packaging, I figured “looking generic” was EXACTLY what they were after. Generic isn’t so negative anymore, so they were trying for a look that suggested, “Not lavish, therefore not expensive”.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”316307″]Why does the KC Cheifs 50th Anniversary patch have an outline of the state of Texas on it? Top center.[/quote]

    here

  • Hott Rodd | February 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”316307″]Why does the KC Cheifs 50th Anniversary patch have an outline of the state of Texas on it? Top center.[/quote]

    I can’t access flickr at work, but my guess would be as an homage to the Dallas Texans.

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”316308″][quote comment=”316303″][quote comment=”316299″][quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V[/quote]

    Yeah, kinda hard not to include the current Bills monochrome navy, isnt it.

    Still seems unfair for the White Sox bermudas to take so much abuse. As others have pointed out, they wore them only, what, four times? Not exactly a regular uniform. Might as well include the all-kelly the A’s wore once or twice. Likewise the Eagle powder blue and light gold. Seems to me that one-offs or throwbacks shouldn’t be included for “Rushmore” purposes. If they were, I’d be real tempted to put those 1917 White Sox homes from the first Turn Back the Clock game up there.

    (Just trying to set a few ground rules. There’ll be enough different opinions as it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    In the spirit of setting ground rules, I must amend my “good” list. Since we’re riffing on an ESPN promotion, there is only one possibility:
    Yankees home
    Red Sox home
    Yankees road
    Red Sox road[/quote]

    Well, of course. Those are the only teams that can be seen from Bristol. I guess there are rumors of others existing somewhere, but ESPN isn’t taking them seriously.

  • dgc | February 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”316307″]Why does the KC Cheifs 50th Anniversary patch have an outline of the state of Texas on it? Top center.[/quote]
    The Chiefs entered the AFL as the Dallas Texans IIRC.

  • Hott Rodd | February 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”316312″][quote comment=”316308″][quote comment=”316303″][quote comment=”316299″][quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.
    [/quote]
    I’ll give you the Celtics (and the Canadiens wouldn’t be my pick, but it’s still a good choice). The other two are O-ver RATE-d Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap.

    My four:
    Cardinals’ home
    Lions’ home blues without the black trim (hey, if you can cherry-pick, so can I)
    Blackhawks’ road whites
    Celtics’ road greens
    [quote]
    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]
    One- or two-offs (or alts, for that matter) shouldn’t count. The shorts were only worn twice. The turn-ahead-the-clock unis were much worse.

    My four:
    Astros’ rainbow guts
    Raptors’ Barney
    Bills’ current eyesores
    Canucks’ V[/quote]

    Yeah, kinda hard not to include the current Bills monochrome navy, isnt it.

    Still seems unfair for the White Sox bermudas to take so much abuse. As others have pointed out, they wore them only, what, four times? Not exactly a regular uniform. Might as well include the all-kelly the A’s wore once or twice. Likewise the Eagle powder blue and light gold. Seems to me that one-offs or throwbacks shouldn’t be included for “Rushmore” purposes. If they were, I’d be real tempted to put those 1917 White Sox homes from the first Turn Back the Clock game up there.

    (Just trying to set a few ground rules. There’ll be enough different opinions as it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    In the spirit of setting ground rules, I must amend my “good” list. Since we’re riffing on an ESPN promotion, there is only one possibility:
    Yankees home
    Red Sox home
    Yankees road
    Red Sox road[/quote]

    Well, of course. Those are the only teams that can be seen from Bristol. I guess there are rumors of others existing somewhere, but ESPN isn’t taking them seriously.[/quote]

    Blasphemy! Bristol recognizes no other teams because THERE ARE NO OTHER TEAMS! How dare anyone even suggest such a thing.

  • Johnny O | February 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm |

    From the golf section of Uni Watch…some guy named Tiger is playing today in the Match Play Tournament. Since he no longer is sponsored by Buick, his new bag has an AT&T logo on it.

    http://i147.photobuc...

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”316315″]From the golf section of Uni Watch…some guy named Tiger is playing today in the Match Play Tournament. Since he no longer is sponsored by Buick, his new bag has an AT&T logo on it.

    http://i147.photobuc...

    Wanna really piss off Nike?

    Let’s start a worldwide web rumor that outside the U.S., people think that stands for “All Titleist & TaylorMade.”

    —Ricko

  • Kevin F. | February 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    Gianluigi Buffon, the goalkeeper for Juventus FC, is wearing a putrid purplish jersey in their match against Chelsea. Tommy Smythe, the commentator on ESPN2, has made a couple of comments about it already. Perhaps someone can find a picture later for Paul’s benefit(/horror)?

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”316316″][quote comment=”316315″]From the golf section of Uni Watch…some guy named Tiger is playing today in the Match Play Tournament. Since he no longer is sponsored by Buick, his new bag has an AT&T logo on it.

    http://i147.photobuc...

    Wanna really piss off Nike?

    Let’s start a worldwide web rumor that outside the U.S., people think that stands for “All Titleist & TaylorMade.”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Why does it say “Tiger” on that bag? His name is Eldrick.

    …And I think we’re officially done with this.

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”316318″]Why does it say “Tiger” on that bag? His name is Eldrick.

    …And I think we’re officially done with this.[/quote]

    you mean aside from the fact that he legally changed it to “tiger” years ago?

    /ok…NOW we’re done ;)

  • Hurnf | February 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”316287″]In honor of the Mt. Rushmore of Sports ESPN promotion thingie, here’s my Mt. Rushmore of Classic uniforms:

    New York Yankees home, Boston Red Sox home (excpt for the pullover and sansabelts from 1974-78), Boston Celtics, Montreal Canadiens red sweater/jersey.

    The Mt. Rushmore of Ugly Uniforms:

    Houston Astros tequila vomit, Chicago White sox 1976 shorts, Denver Nuggets’ skyline, Houston Rockets 1995-2004 pajamas.[/quote]

    MOUNT RUSHMORE OF CLASSIC

    Detroit Tigers, Carlton Blues (Aussie Rules), Chivas of Guadalajara, Chicago Bears, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Celtics, New York Yankees, Glasgow Celtic, Penn State football

    MOUNT RUSHMORE PANTHEON OF UGLY

    Stade De France rugby club, 1977 Phillies Saturday Night Special, 2006 Dallas Mavericks silver alternate, 1980 Tuscon Toros, 1978 Caribous of Colorado, 2005 Providence Bruins warmups, Oregon AND Oregon State athletic programs of recent vintage, Quad City Mallards sheriff jersey, Mexico 1998 red-and-green alternate, and anything Jorge Campos wore before FIFA made him wear a solid-color top

  • Hurnf | February 25, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    Oh, fark. I forgot about the Canucks’ Arco Graphite cans.

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”316319″][quote comment=”316318″]Why does it say “Tiger” on that bag? His name is Eldrick.

    …And I think we’re officially done with this.[/quote]

    you mean aside from the fact that he legally changed it to “tiger” years ago?

    /ok…NOW we’re done ;)[/quote]

    And let’s not forget Kreskin, the “mentalist” who had his name legally changed to “Amazing Kreskin.”

    What often gets forgotten is it also likely makes him the only human being with the same first name as a Veg-O-Matic.

    (Just, y’know, something worth noting).

    —Ricko

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | February 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”316229″]Speaking of Rickey’s retired number, the University of Texas is retiring Kevin Durant’s no. 35 jersey tonight. I find it a little weird that they’re doing this for a guy who was at the school for only one year before moving on to the NBA. Granted, he was a phenomenal player, set the school’s single-season scoring record, was the only freshman to be named national college player of the year, blah blah blah, but I’m still not sure how I feel about this. What do the rest of you think about this?[/quote]

    Are they really retiring the number, or just “retiring the jersey”? If it’s the jersey, I’ve got no problem with it. Kansas doesn’t retire numbers, but if you’re National Player of the Year (or meet some other criteria), you’re getting your name/number hung on the south wall of Allen Fieldhouse.

    I like keeping numbers active. You’ve got to have a certain level of confidence in your abilities to ask the equipment manager for #13 or #25 at Kansas, and I like the little flash of nostalgia I get when I see a player and think of the greats that have worn that number before.

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”316323″][quote comment=”316229″]Speaking of Rickey’s retired number, the University of Texas is retiring Kevin Durant’s no. 35 jersey tonight. I find it a little weird that they’re doing this for a guy who was at the school for only one year before moving on to the NBA. Granted, he was a phenomenal player, set the school’s single-season scoring record, was the only freshman to be named national college player of the year, blah blah blah, but I’m still not sure how I feel about this. What do the rest of you think about this?[/quote]

    Are they really retiring the number, or just “retiring the jersey”? If it’s the jersey, I’ve got no problem with it. Kansas doesn’t retire numbers, but if you’re National Player of the Year (or meet some other criteria), you’re getting your name/number hung on the south wall of Allen Fieldhouse.

    I like keeping numbers active. You’ve got to have a certain level of confidence in your abilities to ask the equipment manager for #13 or #25 at Kansas, and I like the little flash of nostalgia I get when I see a player and think of the greats that have worn that number before.[/quote]

    Such as #81 for Minnesota Vikings: Carl Eller (DE), Joe Senser (TE), Anthony Carter (WR) and Chris Walsh (WR & Special Teams Mainstay).

    —Ricko

  • Jeff Mayer | February 25, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    I know Paul’s discussed the validity of team picture uniform accuracy over the past few days, but can I be a bit optimistic that the Mets team pictures appear to include the Citi Field hat logo, but not the Domino’s Pizza sleve patch?

  • chance | February 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”316243″][quote comment=”316240″][quote comment=”316230″]Yesterday the new Womens pro soccer league’s uniforms were unveiled….Skirts? Really??

    http://fancorner.wom...

    What a joke.[/quote]
    The skirts or the fact they’re starting a new women’s pro soccer league only a few short years after the last one failed due to lack of interest[/quote]
    In point of fact, the league’s failure was more about financial mismanagement than lack of interest. They spent their operating capital far too quickly.

    Had the stewards been worthy, they might have been able to overcome a lackluster reception and carve out their own niche, as MLS was able to do.

  • War Damn Eagle | February 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    Tiger’s new clubs, which explain the “V” on his cap.

    http://www.nike.com/...

  • wongwong.com | February 25, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    here’s the link to the met’s photo day: no hideous citifield sleeve patch!!!

  • wongwong.com | February 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  • Johnny O | February 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”316328″]Tiger’s new clubs, which explain the “V” on his cap.

    http://www.nike.com/...

    Here is a great pic. of Tiger’s new bag, and new clubs which are appropriately named “Victory Red”. (Love the victory red logo by the way)

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    P.S. I love it when Camilo Villega does this:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    P.P.S. Ian Poulter has a head cover that looks like himself. Very creepy.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • LI Phil | February 25, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”316331″]Ian Poulter has a head cover that looks like himself. Very creepy.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    he also looks like he’s got a green ‘jerry bear’ putter cover…

    /not sure whether that’s wrong

  • mako | February 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”316323″]Are they really retiring the number, or just “retiring the jersey”?[/quote]

    Good point, and I’m not positive, but the lead in this morning’s Austin American-Statesman makes it sound like they’re retiring the number, not just the jersey: “Slater Martin had to wait until age 83 to have his No. 15 jersey retired forever from Longhorns basketball. Tonight’s honoree, Kevin Durant, is receiving similar recognition at age 20.” (It’s that “retired forever” that makes me think it’s the number, not just the jersey.)

  • Brendan | February 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”316273″]Those Man U uniforms looks just like Mexico’s uni from the the last World Cup.

    http://www.productwi...

    I agree. I think this has been discussed before, and I’m surprised that it’s still floating around.

  • Johnny O | February 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm |

    Not really uni related…but check out this sweet new Nike ad in response to Tiger coming back today.

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Seth H | February 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm |

    Hey LI Phil, Teebz and all other “Fishstick” fans:

    Walsh and Greenwood, former owners of the Islanders and the guys who brought you the Fishstick unis were indicted for fraud today: http://www.nydailyne...

    For those scoring at home that makes 4 former owners of the Islanders who have been indicted for fraud: Spano, Walsh, Greenwood, and Kumar. (So far, only 2 convictions!)

  • Nick | February 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    I agree with Ricko that the 1917 White Sox unis worn in the very first TBTC Game were great, in my opinion they were probably the best unis worn to my memory.

    Since “One and Done” TBTC unis may not be eligible, I will simply nominate the ACTUAL 1917 White Sox unis for “MT. RUSHMORE” or whatever bogus scam ESPN is currently running.

    I would also nominate the 1930s St. Louis Cards “Gas House Gang” unis, with the white caps and red piping, as baseball classics.

    For football, I’ll take the Saints unis worn by the 1967-1969 Saints, particularly the Old Gold numbers worn on both the white and black jerseys.

  • Nick | February 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”316292″]Any Mt. Rushmore of unis need the LA Dodgers home uni and Detroit Tigers home uni. Both are superior to the Yanks and Bosox home unis. (Can’t stand the Yanks’ uni NY, the cap one far better)[/quote]

    ******************************************

    The Original NY Mets unis were also greats, though probably disputed as classioc by some due to their expansion status and their never really ‘replacing” the Giants or the Dodgers for many old-timers.

    Once read a book about the Dodgers moving where the person quoted said he “Would never go to or watch another National League game again” after the Dodgers moved.

    Now that’s a fan holding a Classic Grudge !!!

  • Nick | February 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”316337″]I agree with Ricko that the 1917 White Sox unis worn in the very first TBTC Game were great, in my opinion they were probably the best unis worn to my memory.

    Since “One and Done” TBTC unis may not be eligible, I will simply nominate the ACTUAL 1917 White Sox unis for “MT. RUSHMORE” or whatever bogus scam ESPN is currently running.

    I would also nominate the 1930s St. Louis Cards “Gas House Gang” unis, with the white caps and red piping, as baseball classics.

    For football, I’ll take the Saints unis worn by the 1967-1969 Saints, particularly the Old Gold numbers worn on both the white and black jerseys.[/quote]

    ******************************************

    My Bad ….

    Upon re-reading Ricko’s comments it appears that he would nominate the 1917 White Sox TBTC unis as all-time UGLY unis. My apologies to mis-quoting a real uni afficianado.

    But I have to respectfully disagree. I believe that the older flannel jerseys with full chest and neck piping, shoulder piping, matching pants stripes, pocket and belt loop detail, and with white or road grey caps with the piping accross the tops of the caps are all-time classics.

    My Mt. rushmore baseball cap is the 1926 Philly A’s cap with the white crown, navy bill, and navy Elephant logo and striped piping. Followed closely by the Detriot Tigers and Cleveland Indians of the same style !!!

  • Robert | February 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    Don’t know if you guys are interested, but a new team joined Major League Lacrosse, the Toronto Nationals… Here’s the Wiki page with their logo.

    http://en.wikipedia....(MLL)

    What do you guys think? A discussion on the name is found here.

    http://lacrosseforum...

  • Bob A | February 25, 2009 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”316296″]Shorpy strikes again:

    1906 Friends School Football[/quote]

    LOL! I came here to post that myself. I don’t know which is cooler… the kids in uniform or the couple of really suave guys in the back row left.

  • Kevin F. | February 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm |

    Here’s a picture of Buffon in his atrocious purple:

    http://juventus.com/...

  • jesse | February 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

    Re:the lacrosse uni post, looks like Todd Radom found a way to make a few extra buckaroos. Looks kinda familiar….

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”316339″][quote comment=”316337″]I agree with Ricko that the 1917 White Sox unis worn in the very first TBTC Game were great, in my opinion they were probably the best unis worn to my memory.

    Since “One and Done” TBTC unis may not be eligible, I will simply nominate the ACTUAL 1917 White Sox unis for “MT. RUSHMORE” or whatever bogus scam ESPN is currently running.

    I would also nominate the 1930s St. Louis Cards “Gas House Gang” unis, with the white caps and red piping, as baseball classics.

    For football, I’ll take the Saints unis worn by the 1967-1969 Saints, particularly the Old Gold numbers worn on both the white and black jerseys.[/quote]

    ******************************************

    My Bad ….

    Upon re-reading Ricko’s comments it appears that he would nominate the 1917 White Sox TBTC unis as all-time UGLY unis. My apologies to mis-quoting a real uni afficianado.

    But I have to respectfully disagree. I believe that the older flannel jerseys with full chest and neck piping, shoulder piping, matching pants stripes, pocket and belt loop detail, and with white or road grey caps with the piping accross the tops of the caps are all-time classics.

    My Mt. rushmore baseball cap is the 1926 Philly A’s cap with the white crown, navy bill, and navy Elephant logo and striped piping. Followed closely by the Detriot Tigers and Cleveland Indians of the same style !!![/quote]

    No, no, no. I LOVE the 1917 TBTC unis. Sorry if it was unclear.

    So did the players. I remember many of the White Sox said they wished the team would go to them full time.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 7:54 pm |

    Shoulda said “up there WITH THE BEST.”

  • Matt | February 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm |

    That alternate Yankees spring training jersey was brought out today:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • jason | February 25, 2009 at 8:23 pm |

    Personally I really like the idea of coming up with a mount rushmore of Uni’s.

    My fantastic four
    1. Detroit Tigers. classic and recognizable everywhere, when people see the D they think tigers. And everyone insists dallas is big D please.

    2. Detroit Red Wings. neat, clean, classic, and likeable. original six

    3. Detroit Lions current throwbacks (not certain of the era) they are clean, simple and they dont have the stupid “leaping lion” logo on the helmet. would be number one if they didnt have the dumb black facemasks.

    4. San Diego Chargers “Powder Blue Alternates”
    3 words, just love ’em.

  • odessasteps magazine | February 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    When I lived in Virigina Beach, people often mistook my Lake State sweater for an old Admirals sweater.

  • Skippy | February 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    no pic, but #90 for the red sox (listed as pitcher adam mills?) was wearing a double flapped helmet with no logo on the front during tonight’s game.

  • =bg= | February 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    Like that NYY BP a lot.

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”316344″]No, no, no. I LOVE the 1917 TBTC unis. Sorry if it was unclear.

    So did the players. I remember many of the White Sox said they wished the team would go to them full time.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And why wouldn’t they? They had to go back to this after getting to wear this for a day.

    Best thing about that game? The incongruity of those unis and Sammy Sosa’ Jheri Curl.

    Why the hell doesn’t anyone wear jerseys with pinstripes and placket piping anymore?

  • JTH | February 25, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    *Sosa’s

  • Ricko | February 25, 2009 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”316353″][quote comment=”316344″]No, no, no. I LOVE the 1917 TBTC unis. Sorry if it was unclear.

    So did the players. I remember many of the White Sox said they wished the team would go to them full time.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And why wouldn’t they? They had to go back to this after getting to wear this for a day.

    Best thing about that game? The incongruity of those unis and Sammy Sosa’ Jheri Curl.

    Why the hell doesn’t anyone wear jerseys with pinstripes and placket piping anymore?[/quote]

    Pins and placket piping? Too cluttered. Much better to have some odd panels under the arms and maybe a stripe that goes up each leg and changes direction to cross the butt above the pockets and below the belt (see Korea’s recent unis).

    Eyeroll.

    —Ricko

  • Andrew Bolte | February 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    RE: Chris Hayes – you probably won’t be seeing him in the majors anytime soon, which is a shame because he has one of the great baseball nicknames of the modern age – “Disco”.

    Why “Disco”? Because as he says it, he “throws in the 70s”.

  • Paul Lukas | February 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”316346″]That alternate Yankees spring training jersey was brought out today:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Road, not alternate.

  • Eddie | February 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    To play Devil’s advocate…

    Perhaps the A’s aren’t retiring 24 for Henderson. Perhaps they’re pulling it out of circulation for Manny?

    *cue evil laugh

  • The Hemogoblin | February 25, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”316358″]To play Devil’s advocate…

    Perhaps the A’s aren’t retiring 24 for Henderson. Perhaps they’re pulling it out of circulation for Manny?

    *cue evil laugh[/quote]

    On a one year deal, I’d never put it past Billy Beane, even if he’s notorious as a penny-pincher.

  • rangers85 | February 26, 2009 at 1:11 am |

    Here’s a link to the Rangers photo shoot pics…

    http://www.gettyimag...

  • Dan | February 26, 2009 at 1:53 am |

    Ever seen this orioles logo? http://baltimore.ori...

  • Cory | February 26, 2009 at 3:12 am |

    [quote comment=”316361″]Ever seen this orioles logo? http://baltimore.ori...

    its new, and i like it. The orioles seem to be one of the few teams hanging on to a cartoon logo, even if it doesnt show up on regular home/away unis. reminds me of one of the best logos ever:

    http://baltimore.ori...