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Auction Action

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Robert Edward’s spring auction gets underway this Wednesday, and there’s a lot of cool stuff on the block. Let’s take a look:

• I love these little die-cut player images. And look at all those mustaches! (Here’s the full auction listing and additional photos.)

• These full-figure die-cuts are even better (full listing).

• Totally digging this Christy Mathewson postcard (full listing).

• Always loved these “big head” cards (full listing).

• Leave it to Swift Meats to sponsor a series of cards showing disassembled players, sort of like a butcher shop version of a standard baseball card (full listing).

• As many of you are aware, Shoeless Joe Jackson spent his latter years running a liquor store (full listing). Note that the shelf pricing is pretty much the same as shown in that grocery signage catalog I recently wrote about.

• Hard to beat this Globetrotters design, complete with a globe on the back (full listing).

• I’d give anything to see the Knicks wear this design as a throwback, complete with the shorts. Speaking of which, the shorts have an odd vertically aligned tagging format — not sure I’ve seen that before (full listing).

• Love this collection of Mickey Mantle World Series HR ticket stubs (full listing).

• I may have to bid on this Louisville Slugger bat poster (full listing).

Yowza! That was worn during a 1924 World Tour by the White Sox. That stars/stripes cadet collar is the coolest (full listing).

• Such an underrated uni design (full listing).

• I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).

• Very odd typography on this sweatshirt. Note that the arch isn’t centered — it peaks off to the right side, sort of like the first incline on a roller coaster (full listing).

There’s plenty more where that stuff came from — very nice auction. Enjoy.

Uni Watch News Ticker: A big, long hug to the city of Binghamton, where I lived from 1982-87. For two of those years, my address was 151 Oak St. — right around the corner from the site of Friday’s shootings. … Think you know team colors? You might change your tune after seeing this (great find by Justine DeCotis). … Also from Justine: Sensational article about baseball caps here — highly recommended. … Patrick Runge, who collects Super Bowl patches, notes that the SB XLIII patch package shows the old Cardinals helmet logo. … Cool blog devoted to vintage clothing styles here (with thanks to Mike Hersh). … Also from Mike: Check out the amazing prices in this old Manny’s Baseball Land ad. Several other old Manny’s ads are shown here. … As had been rumored, the A’s are definitely going to wear a memorial patch for the slain Oakland police officers. The patch won’t be worn until the team’s home opener on April 10th. No artwork yet. … Here’s the latest on the Tropicana redesign (with thanks to the other Foreword, Liz Clayton). … Good article here about Carolina blue (with thanks to Denis Kirstein). … Underbill update (courtesy of Allison Kleiber). … Yo, Doug Mientkiewicz — your sock laundry tags are showing (photos taken by Matt Ryburn). … Go to this page and search on “all Royals players are required” — the next three grafs from that point tell a really interesting story about Royals pitcher Chris Hayes and his pants/stirrups stylings (big thanks to Matt Brown). … Eeeeeyikes! (Bizarre find by Adam Brodsky.) … What’s up with that jersey in the background of this shot? (As spotted by Gyula Németh.) … I’d seen template illustrations of this 1934 Reds design, with the team name on the sleeve of the road jersey, but until now I’d never seen a photo of it. Dave Eskenazi provided that one; when I showed it to Todd Radom, he sent along these. … The Mets wore black sleeves, socks, and caps for their Friday and Saturday exhibition games. Normally that would mean black gear for their catchers, but Brian Schneider and Ramon Castro both wore blue. Not sure if this means they’ve be wearing blue for all games this season, but here’s hoping. … More Mets news: For the past two seasons, David Wright has gone high-cuffed for day games, but not on Saturday. … As some of you are aware, I’ll soon have a new boss at Page 2. I have no idea what, if anything, this will mean for Uni Watch, but I’m under contract for another year, so I don’t anticipate any major changes. … A sports blog conference/panel thingie, with a really unfortunate name, is scheduled for June 13th in Manhattan. Tickets are pricey, so I don’t anticipate attending unless they invite me to be a panelist. … Not sure I’ve ever seen this type of softball mask on a shortstop before (with thanks to Anthony Labugenz). … Saturday’s Royals/Rangers exhibition game found both teams wearing royal blue jerseys and royal blue caps. “Really aggravating to everybody in our section,” says Glenn Stern, who attended the game. “You had to really look to see when men were on base, trying to distinguish runners from fielders and base coaches, etc. It was the only negative in an otherwise great day.” … Also from Glenn: Fun article about basketball shorts here. … Judging by this item, it looks like the Reds will be wearing 1964 throwbacks for the Civil Rights Game in June (good find by Shea McMahon). … Odd scene for the Padres on Saturday, as they had two players on the field wearing No. 81 at the same time (with thanks to Alan Borock). … Les Motherby has stumbled upon this site, which is devoted to the typography of uni numbers applied to jerseys in the EPL, the Euro 2008 tournament, and the 2004 Olympics. … The DIY phenomenon has apparently spread to eBay (with thanks to Mark Kluczynski). … “In the Philly area, they have commemorative ‘Phillies World Champions’ Pepsi cans,” writes Dave Treston. “It’s the new Pepsi can, but the promo was obviously designed for the old cans, considering the lighter blue color and the old Pepsi logo. It’s interesting to see the (unintentional) juxtaposition of the old and new Pepsi logos.” … Kyle Orton will be wearing No. 8 with the Broncos, since 18 is retired for Frank Tripucka (with thanks Harvey Lee). … As many of you are aware, Ty Lawson briefly changed uni numbers on Saturday. Anyone get a screen shot? … New junior welterweight champ Tim Bradley wore Habs-inspired trunks on Saturday night. Here’s a closer look. … Here’s a great find: a vintage New Zealand netball team portrait (big thanks to Ryab Dooley). … Someone posted this photo in the comments last week. That’s basically how I looked on Thursday, when I received a shipment of spectacular smoked boudin from reader Clay Marbry in Louisiana (except I wasn’t wearing a uniform). Thanks, buddy! … The Braves plan to retire Greg Maddux’s number this summer. Toss in this news item from a few weeks back and you’ve got Maddux having his number retired by two teams in 10 weeks. Has that ever happened before? … The Mets held a public workout at their new stadium yesterday, and Alan Tompas was on hand to take a shitload of photos. Among the more interesting tidbits: The Pepsi clowns are wearing the pizza patch; players were wearing the new cap patch; someone — I think Luis Castillo — has a new glove with blue webbing; and can someone please explain why Omar Minaya chose to wear a red Mets cap? … Alan also took a ton of pics at Saturday’s Yanks/Cubs exhibition game. … Majestic is opening its first retail store, directly across the street from Fenway Park. So now fans will be able to buy, uh, all the same crap they can buy at every other sports-oriented retail shop. … Great footage of Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh facing off in a home run derby. “Hammerin’ Hank is sporting a Braves jersey he never wore as a player,” notes N. Prinze. “He’s wearing the full home jersey that was introduced in 1981 — five years after his retirement.” … The Reds have a new scoreboard. … Guess who contributed this: “For the first time that I know of, a team in the Korean Baseball Organization — the Hanwha Eagles — is using the Western alphabet, instead of Hangeul, for their nameplates.” If you guessed Jeremy Brahm, you’re wrong! This one came from Dan Kurtz, who adds: “As a huge fan of the KBO, I’m a bit sad that they went this way. I hope it’s only a one-year deal and that other teams don’t start doing this. That’s what has always made owning a KBO jersey great –the player names are still written in Korean even though the team name isn’t.” … Great article on the history of Fordham baseball here. Sixth graf mentions that this year’s squad will be wearing a “150 Years” patch. No photo of the patch, alas, but it will presumably be based on this, which Paul Wiederecht found in the team’s media guide. … The Phillies’ gold-trimmed uniforms looked nice enough. And hey, look — Philllies! Also of note: The Braves debuted their solid navy batting helmets, and the field had that stupid Opening Day logo, which shouldn’t be allowed for night games (and is unnecessary anyway). Probably be seeing a lot more of that today. … Speaking of which: As WFMU DJ Bill Kelly said on the air yesterday, “There are only three days of the year that matter — Christmas, my birthday, and Opening Day of the baseball season.” So enjoy the ballgames and, if you’re attending one of them, stay warm.

 

218 comments to Auction Action

  • Marcus Ramsey | April 6, 2009 at 7:53 am |

    Maybe the Mets GM was hoping for the practice QB effect, no one would throw a tough question at him so he wouldn’t get hurt.

    Josh and Tom from the Rangers TV broadcast mentioned both them teams wearing blue it was close to Josh saying, “We won’t go into a pet peeve of Tom’s today…” Then Tom, “Yeah, both teams wearing the same color, but it’s still preseason, and it’s a beautiful day, so I’ll let it slide.”

  • scott | April 6, 2009 at 8:19 am |

    Texas Rangers going with red today and they want the fans to also wear lots of red to the park. Alt jersys really shouldn’t be worn on Opening Day, but somehow it’s fitting that the Rangers would do this sort of nonsense.

  • Dane | April 6, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    The Rams franchise won their 500th NFL game in 2007, so that’s my guess for the “Rams 500” jersey mentioned in the ticker.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    [quote comment=”321559″]Texas Rangers going with red today and they want the fans to also wear lots of red to the park. Alt jersys really shouldn’t be worn on Opening Day, but somehow it’s fitting that the Rangers would do this sort of nonsense.[/quote]

    omar’s on it

  • Frank | April 6, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    At least the Ducks jersey doesn’t have a swoosh on it.

  • Glen | April 6, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    I’m calling for the Brewers to manage another 20+ year playoff absence

  • Robert in Dallas | April 6, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment=”321559″]Texas Rangers going with red today and they want the fans to also wear lots of red to the park. Alt jersys really shouldn’t be worn on Opening Day, but somehow it’s fitting that the Rangers would do this sort of nonsense.[/quote]

    Ugh. I am going to this game, and knowing that the stRangers will be wearing alts on Opening Day has deflated my enthusiasm somewhat.

  • Juke Early | April 6, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    The burgundy/gold suggested in a prev posting for the Angels is a prime example of an excellent idea. That Royals v.Rangers game is what grinds me most about the lack of imagination in most MLB uni color schemes: blue w/uh um—more blue + black for thug sales. The Royals have an excuse—that is royal blue. But the Rangers? get some creativity. Yet another thing I blame on Bud Boring’s reign of mediocrity.

  • Juke Early | April 6, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    BTW I’d like to comment on that ” pizza ” patch issue. It is obviously in the shape of a game ticket. To compare it to the pizza franchise logo, is just being glib. The only similarity is it’s a quadrangular shape & not even the same one. In this instance, I think those who were quick to criticize were/are shortsighted. The same people turned around and nailed the NYY for the cap/frieze patch. Two Bronx cheers. . ..

  • Paul Lukas | April 6, 2009 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”321566″]BTW I’d like to comment on that ” pizza ” patch issue. It is obviously in the shape of a game ticket.[/quote]

    Actually, if you look at the length/width ratio, it is obviously in the shape of a credit card. I’ve been using “pizza patch” as a quick shorthand, but I agree it’s not the best term. So from now on I’ll just call it “the patch that totally sucks.”

    There, is that better?

  • Glen | April 6, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”321567″][quote comment=”321566″]BTW I’d like to comment on that ” pizza ” patch issue. It is obviously in the shape of a game ticket.[/quote]

    Actually, if you look at the length/width ratio, it is obviously in the shape of a credit card. I’ve been using “pizza patch” as a quick shorthand, but I agree it’s not the best term. So from now on I’ll just call it “the patch that totally sucks.”

    There, is that better?[/quote]

    Work’s for me

  • Hank | April 6, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    Minaya’s wearing the red cap to horn in on the Phillies championship. If ya can’t beat ’em, join ’em. (Opening Night excluded. Yeeesh.)

  • tomasher | April 6, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    Maybe it was my eyes deceiving me, or maybe it was me basking in the success of my 2008 Phillies… but did it appear to anyone else that the NOB’s were easier to read? Perhaps the spacing was a little wider? Or was the gold trim causing some sort of extra clarity?

  • War Damn Eagle | April 6, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    Does that Super Bowl XLIII patch also have the old NFL logo on the bottom left?

  • War Damn Eagle | April 6, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    Nah, it’s the new one. My bad.

  • Lose R | April 6, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    Matt Cassell to wear #7 in KC as 16 is retired for Len Dawson (and then some crazy reasons why #7 was chosen): http://www.boston.co...

    George Kottaras changes number from 68 to 16:

    http://www.boston.co...

  • Traxel | April 6, 2009 at 9:46 am |

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

    A few weeks ago Paul had some talk about “World Champions” across the front of a team or two way back when. Just remembered this baseball card for you Phillies fans. Almost looks like a Manny Trillo DIY project…..

  • DJ | April 6, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Whether or not you think maroon and gold for the Angels is a good idea (personally, I don’t), it won’t happen. The Angels say that red was the late Gene Autry’s favorite color. More relevantly, they use red (to contrast with Dodger blue) as a basis for their long-term strategy to try and supplant the Dodgers as “Los Angeles’s team.”.

  • DB | April 6, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    Anyone else find it odd that Doug Mientkiewicz is wearing # 76? He sin’t listed on the Royals roster, so chances are he was a non-roster invitee to camp and didn’t make the team, but it is strange to see veterans wearing high numbers like that in spring training.

  • BluthBanana | April 6, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    The red Mets cap Omar is wearing is the same cap the Citi Field staff will be wearing this year. On the back of that hat it says ‘Citi Field Inaugural Season’ or something to that effect. It’s all part of the Mets Citi Field color scheme of red, blue and green (for the bricks, steelwork and seats respectively). All the staff were wearing jackets in these colors; Red for security guards and green for ushers. The section markers were also followed this theme. I am looking for the article I read to provide proof of this Citi Field color concept, but I can’t find it. You’ll just have to trust me on this.

  • Tom Carlson | April 6, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    The hat article was interesting.

    Nixon wants his hat broken in. He works at it and gets it just right.

    Twins ’47 goes out and designs the “Franchise hat” so you don’t have to go through all that work.

    I hate the distressed look hats sold today complete with brims worn through. I like a hat that shows all the honest stains and wear. Posers wear those preworn caps.

    The gallery of pictures was kind of humerous.

    “I like wearing a spring training cap around and having people think I went down to spring training. The hat represents a new beginning and hope for the new season. Also, I designed this cap and it is cool to design something that is being sold in Fort Myers.”

    Another poser. I personally like to wear shirts and hats from places I have been, events I have participated in… I do not like the generic crap that is sold and worn as if someone was actually there.

  • The Fonz | April 6, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    the red cap minya was wearing was the security guard cap that all citi field security wear…they wear red, so that fans can distinguish them from other fans. Other staff colors are Black and Green.

    now as to why minya decided to wear that one, is beyond me.

  • Rick | April 6, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    The two padres #81s have NOB/NNOB mismatch. Is that normal for the pre-season?

  • War Damn Eagle | April 6, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    The solid blue Braves batting helmet is F-R-E-S-H. Go Braves!

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”321579″]the red cap minya was wearing was the security guard cap that all citi field security wear…they wear red, so that fans can distinguish them from other fans. Other staff colors are Black and Green.

    now as to why minya decided to wear that one, is beyond me.[/quote]

    a) He wanted to look like a studly security guard? Cuz, y’know, they make the big bucks and get all the chicks. Really, they do, I watched the LOONEY TUNES MOVIE with my son over the weekend, and Brandon Fraser got Jenna Elfman. Movies don’t lie.
    b) He realized he didn’t have a hat and borrowed one from the security guard standing nearby?

    I’m sure the explanation couldn’t possibly be anything a simple as “b”, though. What fun would there be in that?

  • Jeremy Brahm | April 6, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    With the Korean lettering (Hangeul), on the uniforms, the K-League the soccer league there also
    uses it on their uniforms, but for those teams playing in the AFC Champions League, they switch to romanization because everyone has to have the player names romanized.

    But in Taiwan and China, I’ve seen that the player names are written in pictographs even the foreigners.

    CPBL (Taiwan)
    http://eastwindupchr...

    CBA (China) #11
    http://i1.sinaimg.cn...
    #12
    http://i3.sinaimg.cn...
    Notice the difference between #11 and #12

    Or #5 and #9
    http://i3.sinaimg.cn...

    Foreigner here #1 in red
    http://i1.sinaimg.cn...

  • DJ Babiuk | April 6, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    Regarding the softball shortstop and the wearing of the mask…I doubt it’s an everyday thing. More than likely protecting a broken jaw, or some other facial injury. I’m sure nobody would willingly wear one without good reasoning, as I’m positive it would be somewhat of an obstruction.

  • Tom | April 6, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    Cool piece about hand-lettered store signage (and the hand letterer himself) from Torontoist…

  • Flip | April 6, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”321565″]The burgundy/gold suggested in a prev posting for the Angels is a prime example of an excellent idea. That Royals v.Rangers game is what grinds me most about the lack of imagination in most MLB uni color schemes: blue w/uh um—more blue + black for thug sales. The Royals have an excuse—that is royal blue. But the Rangers? get some creativity. Yet another thing I blame on Bud Boring’s reign of mediocrity.[/quote]

    If memory serves me, when the Kansas City had a naming contest for their new franchise, Royals was a popular choice, given that KC was home to the American Royal, a huge livestock show. The winner suggested purple as the main team color as it’s the color of royalty. Turns out they went with Royal blue.

  • Johnny O | April 6, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    Sweet shirt on shirt.woot.com today. Just in time for opening time!

    http://shirt.woot.co...

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    You’ll see facemasks on slowpitch softball pitchers more and more every year. Technology now produces bats that can propel a ball 125 mph (not allowed for play if test higher than that). Try fielding a 125-mph line drive when you’re only 50 feet away (roughly the distance of a men’s slowpitch rubber). Nasty.

    Granted, that’s still not the same as a shortstop. But, I also know veteran ballplayers–excellent, national traveling team type ballplayers–who flat out say they won’t ever play third base anymore, it’s just too dangerous.

    I saw one third baseman take a shot that caromed off the web of his glove into his left eye socket. 87 stitches, inside and out, and two days in the hospital.

    Just sayin’…things are changing some.

    —Ricko

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    a few things…
    1. I was at the Phillies/Braves opener last night (I’m a season ticket holder of the wfc). The gold on the Phil’s uni’s is awful, and the Braves batting helmets were outstanding… even though they wore batting practice jerseys!
    2. Those Pepsi cans will fade fast, this is a Coke town; 3-1 easy.
    3. Maybe someone can on here answer this, because no one can come up with a solid reason anywhere else. Why do the youth of today keep the stickers on their baseball caps? As a 40 year old, I realize my connection with today’s youth is fading exponentially, but stickers left on clothing? Not sure on what planet that is fashion.
    4. LOVE this blog even though there is some Mets bias. Can you do the rest of MLB a favor and convince the Mets to go back to blue based uniforms? The black is embarrassing (to me it looks just as stupid on the Eagles so this isn’t a bash NY thing) and worse, it reflects a tremendous Bronx jealousy. Two WS trophies since 1969 isn’t anything to shake a stick at. Show some pride in your own colors!

    Keep up the good (make that GREAT) work!

  • Gretchen | April 6, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    While watching last night’s baseball game, I noticed the Philly Phanatic wears stirrups – something I don’t think I would have paid attention to before becoming a fan of this blog!

    Check out this stylized illustration of the Phantic, stirrups and all:
    http://www.eben.com/...

  • GoTerriers | April 6, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    So, if it’s the “National Pasttime”, why isn’t Opening Day a National Holiday? Just sayin’.

  • Breezy | April 6, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”321576″]Anyone else find it odd that Doug Mientkiewicz is wearing # 76? He sin’t listed on the Royals roster, so chances are he was a non-roster invitee to camp and didn’t make the team, but it is strange to see veterans wearing high numbers like that in spring training.[/quote]

    I thought he was playing on the Dodgers….at least that is what their website says…

  • DRR | April 6, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”321589″]
    3. Maybe someone can on here answer this, because no one can come up with a solid reason anywhere else. Why do the youth of today keep the stickers on their baseball caps? As a 40 year old, I realize my connection with today’s youth is fading exponentially, but stickers left on clothing? Not sure on what planet that is fashion.[/quote]

    Short answer: it is to show that they bought the right (i.e., expensive) brand name.

  • JTH | April 6, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    Ooh, the Reds are wearing 1964 throwbacks for the Civil Rights Game.

    I guess we can’t assume they’ll do it, but I guess there’s a good chance the White Sox will do likewise.

    White caps w/ red pinstripes vs. powder blue unis: I like.

  • u2-horn | April 6, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote]Also from Glenn: Fun article about basketball shorts here.[/quote]

    Good to see “Sports Sturm” getting his 2nd bit of coverage here.

    (Local Dallas radio guy who also interviewed the Stars’ equipment manager that got linked here a few weeks ago)

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”321594″]Ooh, the Reds are wearing 1964 throwbacks for the Civil Rights Game.

    I guess we can’t assume they’ll do it, but I guess there’s a good chance the White Sox will do likewise.

    White caps w/ red pinstripes vs. powder blue unis: I like.[/quote]

    or, they could, ya know, just recycle last year’s gems

    /just sayin’

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”321594″]Ooh, the Reds are wearing 1964 throwbacks for the Civil Rights Game.

    I guess we can’t assume they’ll do it, but I guess there’s a good chance the White Sox will do likewise.

    White caps w/ red pinstripes vs. powder blue unis: I like.[/quote]

    That WOULD be fun. Two unis very rarely (if ever) worn in a game broadcast in color.

    Now if only they could get Luis Aparicio and Chico Cardenas to come back and play shortstop for the teams…

    (Was that the below-the-number NOB era for the Reds?)

    —Ricko

  • JTH | April 6, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”321596″][quote comment=”321594″]Ooh, the Reds are wearing 1964 throwbacks for the Civil Rights Game.

    I guess we can’t assume they’ll do it, but I guess there’s a good chance the White Sox will do likewise.

    White caps w/ red pinstripes vs. powder blue unis: I like.[/quote]

    or, they could, ya know, just recycle last year’s gems

    /just sayin'[/quote]
    And speaking of recycling, they never did get to wear their “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” green pinstripes last year…

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=\”321593\”]

    Short answer: it is to show that they bought the right (i.e., expensive) brand name.[/quote]

    so basically a wearable certificate of authenticity?

    I’ll buy it, I guess. I hope these kids didn’t skip school the day they were taught that rain water dissolves paper.

    part 2 of the baseball cap dilemma – Why is it suddenly fashionable to keep the brim straight as a level instead of bending it in a arch so it fits better?

    Is this to make shoplifting easier? With the tags and the hat shape still in tact how could a store owner know if this hat started the day on the rack or has been worn for months? :P

  • chance | April 6, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”321599″]
    Is this to make shoplifting easier? With the tags and the hat shape still in tact how could a store owner know if this hat started the day on the rack or has been worn for months? :P[/quote]

    What you say in jest I have seen reported in all seriousness as the inspiration for the style.

  • Gretchen | April 6, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    Check out the uniforms on this lacrosse team:
    http://www.vintage-p...

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    “Is this to make shoplifting easier? With the tags and the hat shape still in tact how could a store owner know if this hat started the day on the rack or has been worn for months? :P ”

    Noooo…that couldn’t POSSIBLY be part of it.

    Stealing is cheating, and anyone who follows MLB knows that cheating is…um…

    Never mind.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    What’s next? should we leave the plastic on car seats and the sticker price on the windows and take off during test-drives?

    officer, I swear I’ve had this car for months

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”321601″]Check out the uniforms on this lacrosse team:
    http://www.vintage-p...

    Guy fourth from right appears to have no neck.
    Or is this the Roswell of lacrosse photographs…photoshopping strangely appearing decades ahead of its time?

    (cue Twilight Zone theme)

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”321601″]Check out the uniforms on this lacrosse team:
    http://www.vintage-p...

    Just as great, How about the architecture on that school?

  • Ry Co 40 | April 6, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    “I hate the distressed look hats sold today complete with brims worn through. I like a hat that shows all the honest stains and wear”

    why is it cool to buy an already “distressed look” hat, or shirt, or pair of shorts/jeans these days?!?! please, i’ll treat and make them as “distressed” as i’d like… don’t give me a head start! i HATE that!

    on the other ahnd though… there is no shame in throwing your “lucky” hat in the laundry every now and then! please! i’ve seen dirty sweaty hats that were actually offensive. maybe a good rule of thumb: if your hat is dirtier than your shoes… throw it in the gat-dang wash! and i’m not talking about your grass cutters or work-boots!

    ugh! i could rant for hours on this subject…

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    http://bid.robertedw...

    re: Chicago Rockets and rollercoaster lettering.

    Wasn’t the Rocket a famous rollercoaster in Chicago?
    So nickname would be sorta like Brooklyn Cyclones?

    —Ricko

  • Adam | April 6, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”321599″][quote comment=\”321593\”]

    Short answer: it is to show that they bought the right (i.e., expensive) brand name.[/quote]

    so basically a wearable certificate of authenticity?

    I’ll buy it, I guess. I hope these kids didn’t skip school the day they were taught that rain water dissolves paper.

    part 2 of the baseball cap dilemma – Why is it suddenly fashionable to keep the brim straight as a level instead of bending it in a arch so it fits better?

    Is this to make shoplifting easier? With the tags and the hat shape still in tact how could a store owner know if this hat started the day on the rack or has been worn for months? :P[/quote]

    I also heard it was so the hats can be easily returned and a new one can be “purchased” (i.e. using LIDS as a library to borrow the hat that goes with what you are wearing). Too difficult to return with a curved brim and sans sticker.

  • another guy | April 6, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Am I the first person to ask who Michel Mantle is, and how she managed to get all those ticket stubs? Maybe she’s some relation to Mickey that I haven’t heard of yet….

    :-)

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote]
    Wasn’t the Rocket a famous rollercoaster in Chicago?
    So nickname would be sorta like Brooklyn Cyclones?
    [/quote]
    Riverview was the Chicago equivalent of Coney Island, and AFAIK the most famous roller-coaster there was called the Bobs.

    JTH can correct me. He probably visited Riverview many a time with his children and grandchildren.

    :-)

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”321610″][quote]
    Wasn’t the Rocket a famous rollercoaster in Chicago?
    So nickname would be sorta like Brooklyn Cyclones?
    [/quote]
    Riverview was the Chicago equivalent of Coney Island, and AFAIK the most famous roller-coaster there was called the Bobs.

    JTH can correct me. He probably visited Riverview many a time with his children and grandchildren.

    :-)[/quote]

    Wasn’t the Rocket at Oceanside Park…or something like that?

  • Hott Rodd | April 6, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?

  • Paul Lukas | April 6, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”321609″]Am I the first person to ask who Michel Mantle is, and how she managed to get all those ticket stubs? Maybe she’s some relation to Mickey that I haven’t heard of yet….

    :-)[/quote]

    Ugh — why didn’t anyone else point out this typo until now?

    Now fixed.

  • DCLawyer | April 6, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    Thanks for the link to the story about the Franchise Caps. I love those! Very interesting to read about…anything on baseball caps interests me.

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 11:42 am |

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

    The business in the center: so someone wouldn’t let this guy call his business “Auto Glass”? Very tight on the trademark laws I guess.

    I don’t know what that other sign was: maybe Shea Savings?

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    I have to agree. This is one reason I could learn to hate Phillies fans.

    Adding expletives doesn’t make you cool or the fact that you won any cooler. It makes you sound like an idiot.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it

  • Hott Rodd | April 6, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    Apparently they were playing baseball in Philadelphia during the Dark Ages?
    Honestly, I don’t have to deal with anything. I was just curious as to the origin.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?

  • JTH | April 6, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”321610″]
    JTH can correct me. He probably visited Riverview many a time with his children and grandchildren.[/quote]
    Grandchildren? Yikes! My oldest kid starts kindergarten this fall.

    The former location of Riverview has been DeVry, the 19th district police station and a strip mall as far back as I can remember.

  • mako | April 6, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    Re pix of the 1934 Reds unis: seems like the jersey and cap in the color photo from Todd Radom aren’t from the same year? Note that Sammy Byrd and the other players in the B&W photos are all wearing a cap with what looks like a red (lighter) brim and blue (darker) letter C. Also note discrepancies in the jerseys: Sammy Byrd and the other players look to be wearing jerseys with thin placket stripes going all the way down the front, while the jersey in the color photo has thicker double stripes only around the neck. Also note that the lettering in the color photo is red; the lettering on Byrd’s jersey also looks red, while the lettering on the jerseys in the other photos looks darker… anyway, I’m just confused.

  • Jeff | April 6, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    Classy.

  • Noelski y que! | April 6, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    We call the boston hat the “ass hat” because it looks like it had to be smuggled in somehow and pulled out at the appropriate time. UGLY UGLY hats boston!

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”321616″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    I have to agree. This is one reason I could learn to hate Phillies fans.

    Adding expletives doesn’t make you cool or the fact that you won any cooler. It makes you sound like an idiot.[/quote]

    Well in any sport the law of averages that you’ll be “wfc” again this year isn’t good. So I guess some people just need to strut while they can, cuz their team could just as easily be 20 games out in July and they don’t wanna miss the opportunity to show they can’t WIN with class, either.

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”321618″]Apparently they were playing baseball in Philadelphia during the Dark Ages?
    Honestly, I don’t have to deal with anything. I was just curious as to the origin.[/quote]

    Didn’t you know, Rodd? They settled Philly in 1206 AD. Columbus had thought he had found India, but soon realized that he was in Philly after getting pelted with snowballs as he stepped ashore and booed mercifully when his crew developed frostbite in the winter. LOL

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”321625″][quote comment=”321618″]Apparently they were playing baseball in Philadelphia during the Dark Ages?
    Honestly, I don’t have to deal with anything. I was just curious as to the origin.[/quote]

    Didn’t you know, Rodd? They settled Philly in 1206 AD. Columbus had thought he had found India, but soon realized that he was in Philly after getting pelted with snowballs as he stepped ashore and booed mercifully when his crew developed frostbite in the winter. LOL[/quote]

    And no, this isn’t saying that Columbus found the US in 1206. It just account for over 200 years of their futility. LOL

  • doug m | April 6, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    Paul,
    Not that you shouldn’t be a Mets fan, but ever since they went with that whole “Mets in Black” thing to tie-in with “Men in Black” in the late ’90s, they’ve been a joke.
    For someone who spends such a large portion of his life dedicated to uniform aesthetics, being a Mets fan in New York when you have the classiest (uniform-wise, anyways) franchise in the AL also representing your city is like being the NY Times food critic and saying your favorite restaurant is McDonald’s.

    Too bad the Mets can’t be as smart about their uniform choices as the team they explicitly copied all those years ago – my beloved Dodgers.

  • Peter | April 6, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    3. Maybe someone can on here answer this, because no one can come up with a solid reason anywhere else. Why do the youth of today keep the stickers on their baseball caps?

    (I managed a “Hat World” for 2+ years, here’s what I had learned):

    One of the reasons the stickers were kept on, especially the White on White hats, was a place to grab the hat without marking it…the down side to this was that as the hat naturally got dirty, it would have a perfect circle of white once the sticker came off…

    The second thing I learned, was that most of the time, most of the kids wanted size 8 hats…(yes, they looked like f’ed up bobble heads)…so the would often ask for a hat in their size and ask me to take a Size 8 sticker off another hat so they could show that off…

    3rd: It was a way off just showing off “freshness” or as I heard every day: “that shit is sickness!…hook that shit up with them kicks…”

    4th: I really stop caring after 2 years and commonly made fun of them while they were thinking I was complementing them…G*d, I hated retail…

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”321620″]Grandchildren? Yikes! My oldest kid starts kindergarten this fall.

    The former location of Riverview has been DeVry, the 19th district police station and a strip mall as far back as I can remember.[/quote]

    Yeah, just getting your blood pumping on a Monday morning. :-)

    Riverview’s been gone for about 50 years now. If someone had a grandchild who was 50, all I could say would be god bless them; and I would hope they would have better things to do than to post here.

    (I wasn’t aware that it was anything besides a police station, but then again I don’t get down there very often either.)

  • JeffM | April 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Is it just me or does the supposed picture of Luis Castillo in the ticker look kinda like Carlos Delgado without a first basemen’s mitt on?

    And although i am no fan of ALTs on opening day, I am for my Ranger’s returning to red. at least it keeps us top of mind, i mean if it weren’t for those awful helmets this offseason we would’ve never been mentioned

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”321625″]…and booed mercifully when his crew developed frostbite… [/quote]
    Hey old friend, are you still talking about Philly when you say mercifully? ;-)

  • Paul Lukas | April 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”321630″]Is it just me or does the supposed picture of Luis Castillo in the ticker look kinda like Carlos Delgado without a first basemen’s mitt on?[/quote]

    Yes, that’s who it is. The glove fooled me.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”321619″]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    Either way works for me. Anyone who hasn’t suffered like us, wouldn’t understand why Utley dropping that at the celebration was so perfect. It summed up the disbelief and joy we simultaneously felt. And from Chase of all people.

    I took the wFc from this little gem

    http://www.birdland....

    And also from a comment I found on a story on this blog about the St. John’s athletic dept. asking/demanding one of its student employees to leave the pre-season game at Citi Field because he wouldn’t remove his Phillies coat.

    http://www.the700lev...

    Again, if I offended anyone while they were saying their rosary, or if my hyperbole about 800 years was not historically accurate, my sincerest apologies.

  • JTH | April 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”321626″][quote comment=”321625″][quote comment=”321618″]Apparently they were playing baseball in Philadelphia during the Dark Ages?
    Honestly, I don’t have to deal with anything. I was just curious as to the origin.[/quote]

    Didn’t you know, Rodd? They settled Philly in 1206 AD. Columbus had thought he had found India, but soon realized that he was in Philly after getting pelted with snowballs as he stepped ashore and booed mercifully when his crew developed frostbite in the winter. LOL[/quote]

    And no, this isn’t saying that Columbus found the US in 1206. It just account for over 200 years of their futility. LOL[/quote]
    When he landed, was he greeted by the Phanatic? (go to the 13:53 mark of that video)

  • Jeff | April 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”321627″]Paul,
    Not that you shouldn’t be a Mets fan, but ever since they went with that whole “Mets in Black” thing to tie-in with “Men in Black” in the late ’90s, they’ve been a joke.
    For someone who spends such a large portion of his life dedicated to uniform aesthetics, being a Mets fan in New York when you have the classiest (uniform-wise, anyways) franchise in the AL also representing your city is like being the NY Times food critic and saying your favorite restaurant is McDonald’s.

    Too bad the Mets can’t be as smart about their uniform choices as the team they explicitly copied all those years ago – my beloved Dodgers.[/quote]

  • Jeff | April 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”321635″][quote comment=”321627″]Paul,
    Not that you shouldn’t be a Mets fan, but ever since they went with that whole “Mets in Black” thing to tie-in with “Men in Black” in the late ’90s, they’ve been a joke.
    For someone who spends such a large portion of his life dedicated to uniform aesthetics, being a Mets fan in New York when you have the classiest (uniform-wise, anyways) franchise in the AL also representing your city is like being the NY Times food critic and saying your favorite restaurant is McDonald’s.

    Too bad the Mets can’t be as smart about their uniform choices as the team they explicitly copied all those years ago – my beloved Dodgers.[/quote][/quote]

    First of all, they explicitly copied the Giants, too, so don’t get cocky.

    Secondly, whoops for the double-post.

  • Hott Rodd | April 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”321633″][quote comment=”321619″]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    Either way works for me. Anyone who hasn’t suffered like us, wouldn’t understand why Utley dropping that at the celebration was so perfect. It summed up the disbelief and joy we simultaneously felt. And from Chase of all people.

    I took the wFc from this little gem

    http://www.birdland....

    And also from a comment I found on a story on this blog about the St. John’s athletic dept. asking/demanding one of its student employees to leave the pre-season game at Citi Field because he wouldn’t remove his Phillies coat.

    http://www.the700lev...

    Again, if I offended anyone while they were saying their rosary, or if my hyperbole about 800 years was not historically accurate, my sincerest apologies.[/quote]

    What I found humorous about the St. johns story was all of the comments condemning the Mets, when it is unequivocally stated in the article that it was the guys boss, an employee of St. Johns who told him to take a hike.

    P.s. no worries TommyD, everyone is allowed to have their differences. Just because others may not see things through your eyes doesn’t mean you should relish the Phillies championship any less.
    (but then I’m not a Mets fan, they may say otherwise :-P)

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    good deal Rodd

    nothing better than a being at a parade and a banner raising

    it’s why we are fans!

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    attention…all OCD and anal retentive UWers

    (sorry, i should have posted this yesterday)

    if anyone is interested in keeping a record of your favorite teams uni schemes this year, and a record thereof…i’d like to do a season-ending review in october

    in other words, if your team, like my favorite team, likes to wear a shitload of different uni combos and caps, im hoping you’d indulge me and keep a season-long record of what they wore daily and a won-loss record (i’ve seen this done before, most recently a rockies fan did this — noting not only the uni combos but also the starting pitchers and the like)

    just curious as to what, if any, decisions on attire have to do with an actual record

    doesn’t have to be anything particularly “scientific” in nature — just jot down each day’s attire and how the team did (of course, if you want to record even more identification, be my guest)… maybe we can even do a mid-season/all-star break report as well

    example: METS (away games)
    4/6 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) W
    4/8 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/9 (black jerseys/black caps) W

    METS (home games)
    4/13 (snow white jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/15 (pinstripe jerseys/blue caps) W
    4/16 (snow white jerseys/blue caps) W

    …etc

    something like that (obviously, it can be more intricate, such as noting the starting and winning pitchers, saves [since starting pitchers often dictate the choice of uniform], but all im interested in is their daily wear and their record)

    yankees fans, obviously, need not apply

    let me know if anyone is interested

  • JTH | April 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”321634″]
    When he landed, was he greeted by the Phanatic? (go to the 13:53 mark of that video)[/quote]
    …and going back to last week’s comments, here’s another example of five-fingered Simpsons characters.

  • David | April 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Here is the time lapsed video of the Reds Scoreboard installation:

    http://news.cincinna...

    Hope that works.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    More wfc comments (hide the kids, the Philadelphians are coming) and good news about the gold trim disasters.

    1. Only wearing them last night
    2. They will raise money for charity

    good riddance

    http://zozone.mlblog...

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”321638″]good deal Rodd

    nothing better than a being at a parade and a banner raising

    it’s why we are fans![/quote]

    I’m all for celebrating, Tommy. Don’t get me wrong in that Phillies fan shouldn’t relish this momentous win. They played well, and they deserved the accolades and celebration.

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”321637″][quote comment=”321633″][quote comment=”321619″]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    Either way works for me. Anyone who hasn’t suffered like us, wouldn’t understand why Utley dropping that at the celebration was so perfect. It summed up the disbelief and joy we simultaneously felt. And from Chase of all people.

    I took the wFc from this little gem

    http://www.birdland....

    And also from a comment I found on a story on this blog about the St. John’s athletic dept. asking/demanding one of its student employees to leave the pre-season game at Citi Field because he wouldn’t remove his Phillies coat.

    http://www.the700lev...

    Again, if I offended anyone while they were saying their rosary, or if my hyperbole about 800 years was not historically accurate, my sincerest apologies.[/quote]

    What I found humorous about the St. johns story was all of the comments condemning the Mets, when it is unequivocally stated in the article that it was the guys boss, an employee of St. Johns who told him to take a hike.

    P.s. no worries TommyD, everyone is allowed to have their differences. Just because others may not see things through your eyes doesn’t mean you should relish the Phillies championship any less.
    (but then I’m not a Mets fan, they may say otherwise :-P)[/quote]

    Um, why would the Mets fans have any relevant opinion? They didn’t even make the playoffs. Ain’t no rule that saysthe Mets and/or Yankees are accorded a post-season berth, and that if don’t get one there must have been a disturbance in The Force. If you don’t get it done on the field, that’s the end of the discussion.

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | April 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    *tongue planted firmly in cheek*

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=\”321640\”]
    …and going back to last week’s comments, here’s another example of five-fingered Simpsons characters.[/quote]

    I seem to recall also when Homer stopped going to church and was talking to “God” about it, that the animated almighty was drawn with 5 digits.

  • mmwatkin | April 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”321639″]attention…all OCD and anal retentive UWers

    (sorry, i should have posted this yesterday)

    if anyone is interested in keeping a record of your favorite teams uni schemes this year, and a record thereof…i’d like to do a season-ending review in october

    in other words, if your team, like my favorite team, likes to wear a shitload of different uni combos and caps, im hoping you’d indulge me and keep a season-long record of what they wore daily and a won-loss record (i’ve seen this done before, most recently a rockies fan did this — noting not only the uni combos but also the starting pitchers and the like)

    just curious as to what, if any, decisions on attire have to do with an actual record

    doesn’t have to be anything particularly “scientific” in nature — just jot down each day’s attire and how the team did (of course, if you want to record even more identification, be my guest)… maybe we can even do a mid-season/all-star break report as well

    example: METS (away games)
    4/6 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) W
    4/8 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/9 (black jerseys/black caps) W

    METS (home games)
    4/13 (snow white jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/15 (pinstripe jerseys/blue caps) W
    4/16 (snow white jerseys/blue caps) W

    …etc

    something like that (obviously, it can be more intricate, such as noting the starting and winning pitchers, saves [since starting pitchers often dictate the choice of uniform], but all im interested in is their daily wear and their record)

    yankees fans, obviously, need not apply

    let me know if anyone is interested[/quote]

    Hmm…should be easy enough for the Tigers. I think they have only a few games where they will wear a throwback uniform.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”321646″][quote comment=\”321640\”]
    …and going back to last week’s comments, here’s another example of five-fingered Simpsons characters.[/quote]

    I seem to recall also when Homer stopped going to church and was talking to “God” about it, that the animated almighty was drawn with 5 digits.[/quote]

    you’d be correct (# 36)

  • Dan Kurtz | April 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”321583″]With the Korean lettering (Hangeul), on the uniforms, the K-League the soccer league there also
    uses it on their uniforms[/quote]

    The KBL (basketball)and pro-volleyball leagues also use Korean for the names on the jerseys.

    Hopefully the Eagles will switch back to hangeul so poor guys like Bum Ho do not have to have their names romanized.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=\”321648\”]

    I seem to recall also when Homer stopped going to church and was talking to “God” about it, that the animated almighty was drawn with 5 digits.[/quote]

    you’d be correct (# 36)[/quote]

    also, Bugs Bunny conveniently grew a 5th finger when he was a concert pianist trying to outsmart a talented mouse residing in his piano. He played a passage on his fingers mimicking the keys (do rabbits have fingers??) in 1946’s Rhapsody Rabbit

    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • Paul Blackham | April 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    “I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).”

    I believe this jersey is on display in the Great Hall in Heinz Field. Maybe somebody has a photo of it, or can take one in the coming days when Pitt has an open house at Heinz Field.

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”321650″][quote comment=\”321648\”]

    I seem to recall also when Homer stopped going to church and was talking to “God” about it, that the animated almighty was drawn with 5 digits.[/quote]

    you’d be correct (# 36)[/quote]

    also, Bugs Bunny conveniently grew a 5th finger when he was a concert pianist trying to outsmart a talented mouse residing in his piano. He played a passage on his fingers mimicking the keys (do rabbits have fingers??) in 1946’s Rhapsody Rabbit

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    DAMMIT. If we can’t rely on cartoons for reality and consistency what’s the world coming to, anyway?

    Next you’ll try to tell me Pearl Pureheart wasn’t all the “pure” (Mighty Mouse’s girlfriend).

    LOL

  • DaveMac | April 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    Paul,

    This isn’t the same sport, but in 2005 Reggie White has his number retired by 3 teams in the same season. The Tennessee Volunteers, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles all retired his number 92 that year. Unfortunately, this came after he had passed away.

  • EJ | April 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    I found this toy featuring Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger at target yesterday. The box said all three of them were wearing a throwback uniform…. but looks like only Brady has the Patriots throwbacks on.

  • JRJR | April 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”321585″]Cool piece about hand-lettered store signage (and the hand letterer himself) from Torontoist…[/quote]

    Cool article. I worked for the Wegman’s grocery chain in high school as the head of one of their sign making teams. Store #3. I understand they have grown significantly since, bur we made every sign in the store on chalkboards. They actually sent us to a weekend seminar to learn “W” font.

    Uni note: we had to wear the ugliest dam brown shirts, even though nobody saw us in the design studio!

  • concealed78 | April 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    I have a question. Looking at those Braves batting helmets, that navy blue looks really dark… but why is it when it comes to graphics, i.e. television, Pantone or newspapers, that the Braves’ shade of navy blue is always lighter, but the caps & jersey’s navy blue seems to be the standard navy color. The inconsistency always bothered me.

  • Paul Lukas | April 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”321656″]I have a question. Looking at those Braves batting helmets, that navy blue looks really dark… but why is it when it comes to graphics, i.e. television, Pantone or newspapers, that the Braves’ shade of navy blue is always lighter, but the caps & jersey’s navy blue seems to be the standard navy color. The inconsistency always bothered me.[/quote]

    We’ve noticed this same issue when designing Braves-themed membership cards. Here’s the blue shown in the MLB Style Guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    Much lighter than the blue they actually wear.

    According to the style guide, the team’s official blue is Pantone 295:
    http://www.ecu.edu.a...

    Again, much lighter than what they wear on the field. Very odd.

  • Fight | April 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    Help me out gang (this may have been addressed earlier in the comments, but I didn’t see it) … not having seen the Mets that much here in Cincy, has the logo on their cool flo helmets always been black?

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”321657″][quote comment=”321656″]I have a question. Looking at those Braves batting helmets, that navy blue looks really dark… but why is it when it comes to graphics, i.e. television, Pantone or newspapers, that the Braves’ shade of navy blue is always lighter, but the caps & jersey’s navy blue seems to be the standard navy color. The inconsistency always bothered me.[/quote]

    We’ve noticed this same issue when designing Braves-themed membership cards. Here’s the blue shown in the MLB Style Guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    Much lighter than the blue they actually wear.

    According to the style guide, the team’s official blue is Pantone 295:
    http://www.ecu.edu.a...

    Again, much lighter than what they wear on the field. Very odd.[/quote]

    Are the Indians sort of the other way around? Their regular hats (not the “C” fauxbacks) always seem to look lighter than their printed materials.

    —Ricko

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    The new Brave’s helmets were phenomenal in person. Classically simple. Very well done.

  • Adam | April 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    My oh my, that is one big hat patch. They going to be wearing that all year?

    (Mets for those who don’t have the pleasure of viewing this game)

  • DB | April 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    ha. your right. i just looked at the pic quick, he was in KC last year, so i just saw the blue and assumed… Gotta stop smoking crack in the morning… in any case, that’s an odd number for a vet to be wearing

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    Okay, here’s a serious question. I’m trying to recall who (MLB, vintage high minors, Negro Leagues and NCAA baseball) has, since the ’40s or so, worn hats with a gray crown. I can think of…
    St. Louis Browns ’40s (two versions, one with striped piping on seams, one with orange StL)…
    Cincinnati Reds ’50s and early ’60s (two; red wishbone C, red-navy oval C)…
    recent Orioles, Pirates and Royals…
    Texas Longhorns
    Havana Sugar Kings ’50s..
    possibly Columbus Redbirds mid-’40s…
    also possibly Detroit Stars (’20s)

    Help?

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | April 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”321661″]My oh my, that is one big hat patch. They going to be wearing that all year?

    (Mets for those who don’t have the pleasure of viewing this game)[/quote]

    Is this the only jersey the Mets have that will not have the “domino’s patch” on it?

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”321660″]The new Brave’s helmets were phenomenal in person. Classically simple. Very well done.[/quote]

    And very 1970.

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    re: Gray crowns. Also ’62 KC A’s road alternate.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”321665″][quote comment=”321660″]The new Brave’s helmets were phenomenal in person. Classically simple. Very well done.[/quote]

    And very 1970.[/quote]

    Is that a bad thing? The Braves have worn a lot worse than 1970 in my lifetime

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Bernard | April 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”321606″]”I hate the distressed look hats sold today complete with brims worn through. I like a hat that shows all the honest stains and wear”

    why is it cool to buy an already “distressed look” hat, or shirt, or pair of shorts/jeans these days?!?! please, i’ll treat and make them as “distressed” as i’d like… don’t give me a head start! i HATE that!

    on the other ahnd though… there is no shame in throwing your “lucky” hat in the laundry every now and then! please! i’ve seen dirty sweaty hats that were actually offensive. maybe a good rule of thumb: if your hat is dirtier than your shoes… throw it in the gat-dang wash! and i’m not talking about your grass cutters or work-boots!

    ugh! i could rant for hours on this subject…[/quote]

    I absolutely agree with you here, although I make an exception for Franchise caps. 5950’s never fit my head or look right, regardless of the work I put into them. The Franchise always fits just the way I like. The only problem I have with them is the unnecessary secondary logo on the back of the cap, which, on Pirates caps, is usually that stupid cartoon pirate head. A blank rear-view would make the Franchise just about perfect.

  • Jason | April 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    Why does that Joe D. card say he was a members of Murderers’ Row and that he is challenging the home run record? That couldn’t be further from the truth. He wasn’t on the 1927 team and the most homers he ever hit in a season for 46 – nowhere near the Babe’s 60.

  • TomTeeVee | April 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    Rangers / Indians is the replacement game on ESPN2, and Saltalamacchia is wearing royal blue catcher’s gear with the Rangers’ red caps and jerseys. Looks horrible, like the Cuban national team:

    http://www.juventudr...

  • Thorold Blair | April 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    Ohh goodness.. The lettering is looking great on the Rangers jersey’s.. unfortunately they opted for Alts on opening day.. But if I could grab a screengrab of UW favorite Jarrod Saltalamacchia it’s something that needs to be seen

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”321652″]
    Next you’ll try to tell me Pearl Pureheart wasn’t all the “pure” (Mighty Mouse’s girlfriend)[/quote]
    She was quite the little scamp in her day.

    OTOH, Sweet Polly Purebred was true to her name.

    :-)

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”321671″]Ohh goodness.. The lettering is looking great on the Rangers jersey’s.. unfortunately they opted for Alts on opening day.. But if I could grab a screengrab of UW favorite Jarrod Saltalamacchia it’s something that needs to be seen[/quote]
    this?

    http://www.star-tele...

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”321667″][quote comment=”321665″][quote comment=”321660″]The new Brave’s helmets were phenomenal in person. Classically simple. Very well done.[/quote]

    And very 1970.[/quote]

    Is that a bad thing? The Braves have worn a lot worse than 1970 in my lifetime

    http://exhibits.base...

    Not bad at all. Liked those ’70s home pins and all-navy hats. Not a typical Braves look, but a good look. Very minimalist use of red, and was an interesting departure from the Bos-Milw years.

    —Ricko

  • Clevo | April 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    The Rangers red is really red. Their catcher (Salty) is wearing his blue gear over the red uni and it looks terrible.

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”321639″]attention…all OCD and anal retentive UWers

    … maybe we can even do a mid-season/all-star break report as well[/quote]

    A) As if there are any other types of UWers…
    B) For that matter, you could start with some Opening Day stats.

  • Jonny | April 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    Not sure if this was already mentioned (I apologize if it was) but when the Red Sox opened up Citi Field Friday against the Mets, Jonathan Papelbon wore solid gray pants in his inning of work. All of the other Red Sox seemed to have red piping on their pants. Anyone catch this?

  • u2-horn | April 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  • Justin | April 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    In the ESPN online store, they have bothh National Championship shirts for tonight’s game.

    http://www.espnshop....

  • TomTeeVee | April 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    Saltalamacchia is also wearing his helmet brim-forward.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    I prefer the city name on the away jersey. I’d like to see the Phillies come up with a “Philadelphia” uniform.

    I don’t recall them (or the Athletics) EVER wearing that, and that is a LOT of uniforms.

    Maybe it’s the length of the city name (although the Giants had a San Francisco jersey in the past) that precludes it? I don’t think a Warriors/Sixers 1960s “PHILA” would be good at all on a baseball jersey.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”321681″]I prefer the city name on the away jersey. I’d like to see the Phillies come up with a “Philadelphia” uniform.

    I don’t recall them (or the Athletics) EVER wearing that, and that is a LOT of uniforms.

    Maybe it’s the length of the city name (although the Giants had a San Francisco jersey in the past) that precludes it? I don’t think a Warriors/Sixers 1960s “PHILA” would be good at all on a baseball jersey.[/quote]

    no you wouldn’t ;) (granted, that’s a “home switcheroo”, courtesy of Paulie Soto)

    and the “PHILA.” didn’t look so hot either

  • u2-horn | April 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    Salty also changed from a blue helmet to a red one in the 2nd inning.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    and here is the “philadelphia” roadie they were actually considering in ’92

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”321685″]and here is the “philadelphia” roadie they were actually considering in ’92[/quote]
    great find

    thanks

  • Beardface | April 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    I didn’t like the Braves new road helmets. Something about not having the red brim just doesn’t look right with the Braves. Same thing goes for their hats. Just looks too plain for my tastes.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    Are you certain they are just for the road?

  • chance | April 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”321651″]”I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).”

    I believe this jersey is on display in the Great Hall in Heinz Field. Maybe somebody has a photo of it, or can take one in the coming days when Pitt has an open house at Heinz Field.[/quote]
    They have a 1935 jersey? Very cool – so few exist from that period.

    The earliest known Packers jersey only goes as far back as the 1940s.

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”321689″][quote comment=”321651″]”I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).”

    I believe this jersey is on display in the Great Hall in Heinz Field. Maybe somebody has a photo of it, or can take one in the coming days when Pitt has an open house at Heinz Field.[/quote]
    They have a 1935 jersey? Very cool – so few exist from that period.

    The earliest known Packers jersey only goes as far back as the 1940s.[/quote]

    you’re gonna pick that one up, right chance ;)?

  • u2-horn | April 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Salty in the red helmet

    http://i33.photobuck...

  • chance | April 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”321690″][quote comment=”321689″][quote comment=”321651″]”I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).”

    I believe this jersey is on display in the Great Hall in Heinz Field. Maybe somebody has a photo of it, or can take one in the coming days when Pitt has an open house at Heinz Field.[/quote]
    They have a 1935 jersey? Very cool – so few exist from that period.

    The earliest known Packers jersey only goes as far back as the 1940s.[/quote]

    you’re gonna pick that one up, right chance ;)?[/quote]
    Hey, I’m considering putting in a bid.

    Not that I’d win – this will end up in the neighborhood of $100,000 – but just to have my fingerprints on it. Just so I can save the confirmation email saying that for one shining moment, it was kind of mine.

  • Beardface | April 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm |

    Now I know ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Phila’ don’t look great on the Phils jerseys, but I wonder if ‘Philly’ would look somewhat decent…

    I’m guessing no, but its worth a shot

  • jon | April 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    i was looking through the nationals’ promotional schedule, and i noticed may 2nd is “latino heritage night.” this includes a “los nacionales” t-shirt giveaway. i wonder if it means there are gonna be “los nacionales” jerseys on the field…

    heres the promotional schedule:

    http://washington.na...

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”321693″]Now I know ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Phila’ don’t look great on the Phils jerseys, but I wonder if ‘Philly’ would look somewhat decent…

    I’m guessing no, but its worth a shot[/quote]

    I’m 98% the Philadelphia Starts, the Negro league team had “Philly” on their jerseys

    There’s a monument where their ballpark was, I have to stop and read it sometime.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    pardon my typo

    Philadelphia Stars

    http://www.houseofnu...

  • Namhob | April 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”321695″][quote comment=”321693″]Now I know ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Phila’ don’t look great on the Phils jerseys, but I wonder if ‘Philly’ would look somewhat decent…

    I’m guessing no, but its worth a shot[/quote]

    I’m 98% the Philadelphia Starts, the Negro league team had “Philly” on their jerseys

    There’s a monument where their ballpark was, I have to stop and read it sometime.[/quote]
    I believe this is the monument you are referring to http://farm1.static...., but all of the pictures I am finding have the jerseys reading “PHILA STARS”. http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    that is the monument, it’s at 40th & Parkside

    a few Stars uni’s

    http://www.pointshop...

    http://mets.scout.co...

    http://www.onlinespo...

    perhaps the first link I sent was a “fashion replica”. Not a bad design if that’s the case.

    http://www.houseofnu...

  • Kenny | April 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”321619″][quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    How about Who fucking cares?

  • JeffM | April 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    Does anyone if you can buy the NBA recycling t-shirts that teams have been wearing as shooting jerseys? And if so, where?

  • Beardface | April 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”321699″][quote comment=”321619″][quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    How about Who fucking cares?[/quote]
    For starters, the New York Mets…

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”321700″]Does anyone if you can buy the NBA recycling t-shirts that teams have been wearing as shooting jerseys? And if so, where?[/quote]

    unfortunately, you can

  • Kerry P | April 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”321702″][quote comment=”321700″]Does anyone if you can buy the NBA recycling t-shirts that teams have been wearing as shooting jerseys? And if so, where?[/quote]

    unfortunately, you can[/quote]
    Why is it “unfortunate” that you can buy that shirt? Personally I never would. But that doesn’t mean that other people don’t actually like the design/logo.

  • jesse | April 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    Ricko,re: the gray crowns, I almost positive the Red Sox wore a gray crowned cap a few years back(historically inaccurate)check mickeysplace.com for the hat I’m talking about

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”321703″][quote comment=”321702″][quote comment=”321700″]Does anyone if you can buy the NBA recycling t-shirts that teams have been wearing as shooting jerseys? And if so, where?[/quote]

    unfortunately, you can[/quote]
    Why is it “unfortunate” that you can buy that shirt? Personally I never would. But that doesn’t mean that other people don’t actually like the design/logo.[/quote]

    i don’t necessarily agree with everything this blogger says…but it’s a pretty fair summation of the hypocrisy of “green” week — it’s about green alright…greenbacks

    but hey, if you want to buy the t’s, no one is stopping you

    i just don’t happen to agree with the premise, and the article does a pretty good job (better than i) at discussing the NBA’s Green “phoniness”

  • Thorold Blair | April 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”321691″]Salty in the red helmet

    http://i33.photobuck...

    I meant we need to see the NOB. It’s elbow to elbow.

  • TommyD | April 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”321706″][quote comment=”321691″]Salty in the red helmet

    http://i33.photobuck...

    I meant we need to see the NOB. It’s elbow to elbow.[/quote]

    remember this NOB from the 70s?

    http://www.mitchella...

  • Chris | April 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    Are the Yankees really wearing their New Yankee Stadium sleeve patch on their away uniforms?!?

  • Peter | April 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”321701″][quote comment=”321699″][quote comment=”321619″][quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    How about Who fucking cares?[/quote]
    For starters, the New York Mets…[/quote]

    Who are on pace to begin yet ANOTHER epic collapse in September… (they are already 1 game up on this phils….lets get that up to 7 with 8 games to go this year)

  • Jordan | April 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm |

    Sabathia wearing what have to be the largest pair of pants in the majors.

  • JeffM | April 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”321705″][quote comment=”321703″][quote comment=”321702″][quote comment=”321700″]Does anyone if you can buy the NBA recycling t-shirts that teams have been wearing as shooting jerseys? And if so, where?[/quote]

    unfortunately, you can[/quote]
    Why is it “unfortunate” that you can buy that shirt? Personally I never would. But that doesn’t mean that other people don’t actually like the design/logo.[/quote]

    i don’t necessarily agree with everything this blogger says…but it’s a pretty fair summation of the hypocrisy of “green” week — it’s about green alright…greenbacks

    but hey, if you want to buy the t’s, no one is stopping you

    i just don’t happen to agree with the premise, and the article does a pretty good job (better than i) at discussing the NBA’s Green “phoniness”[/quote]

    I’m in it for the logo, which i happen to like, not the cause

  • Peter | April 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    I’m in it for the logo, which i happen to like, not the cause[/quote]

    Keep those people of Honduras working!!

    Hey Paul, have you ever adressed the origins/countries where some uniforms are made? Just curious what kind of insight you’d bring on that…(like why couldn’t some textile/clothing manufacture open in Chicago and put alot of people to work or what Team’s companies DO make their items in North America…)

    Just curious

  • anotherguy | April 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”321710″]Sabathia wearing what have to be the largest pair of pants in the majors.[/quote]

    You may want to wait to see Bartolo Colon’s uniform. I think CC might need to use a belt & suspenders if he tried on those trousers.

  • Graf Zeppelin | April 6, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    The blue catching gear, which we’ve been seeing all spring, is a good sign.

    The wearing of the blue caps on photo day is a good sign.

    The blue caps on the players for their TV mug shots is a good sign.

    The fact that most of the home-uniform action photos in the souvenir program show blue caps is a good sign.

    The fact that they wore the two-tone cap with the plain whites throughout Spring Training is a mixed sign; that they wore it at all is a bad sign, but that they wore nothing else might be a good sign, and that the caps didn’t have the Citi Field patch might also be a good sign. (In other words, this might have been the settled combo for exhibition games but won’t be worn regularly in the regular season anymore.)

    Finally, the fact that we’ve seen “good signs” like this in past years (especially the proliferation of blue-cap photos in programs and media guides) to no avail is probably a bad sign.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Mets have to either start wearing their HOME uniform in home games, or designate the two-tone cap over plain whites as the official home uniform. Fish or cut bait. Get it right. Now.

  • Eddie | April 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    The article on caps got me thinking. Is there any good blogs about the underrated baseball cap?

    And BTW… digging those new Nats away unis.

  • Beardface | April 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”321709″][quote comment=”321701″][quote comment=”321699″][quote comment=”321619″][quote comment=”321617″][quote comment=”321612″]Can someone please explain to me the phenomenon that is “wfc” in reference to the Phillies?. Is it as ridiculously simple and annoying as it seems or is there some hidden meaning that I fail to grasp?[/quote]

    http://en.wikipedia....

    go to “post-season”

    sorry it annoys you, but we have 2 world titles in 800 years of playing baseball, so you’ll have to deal with it[/quote]

    but, shouldn’t it actually be “wPc”?

    /ya know, for world phucking champions?[/quote]

    How about Who fucking cares?[/quote]
    For starters, the New York Mets…[/quote]

    Who are on pace to begin yet ANOTHER epic collapse in September… (they are already 1 game up on this phils….lets get that up to 7 with 8 games to go this year)[/quote]
    I mean, at this point, with the amount they have psyched themselves out with obsessing over the Phillies this past offseason, its only inevitable that they collapse late in the year. A normal 3 game losing streak quickly balloons to losing 17 out of 20 with the pressure they’ve put on themselves this year

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”321712″]I’m in it for the logo, which i happen to like, not the cause[/quote]

    Keep those people of Honduras working!!

    Hey Paul, have you ever adressed the origins/countries where some uniforms are made? Just curious what kind of insight you’d bring on that…(like why couldn’t some textile/clothing manufacture open in Chicago and put alot of people to work or what Team’s companies DO make their items in North America…)

    Just curious[/quote]

    As you mention this, I had a debate with a gentleman off ebay yesterday about a Starter Phoenix Coyotes (old version) jersey he was selling.

    The problem is that Starter had their jerseys made in El Salvador, and were always a problem for shipping due to the NAFTA agreement.

    When I worked at River City Sports, we were forbidden to send Starter jerseys to the USA due to duties and tariffs placed on the package. Within Canada? No problem. But we had a lot of unhappy Colorado Avalanche fans being turned away because they couldn’t buy a Starter Avs jersey like the team wore from us.

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”321717″][quote comment=”321712″]I’m in it for the logo, which i happen to like, not the cause[/quote]

    Keep those people of Honduras working!![/quote]

    Hey Paul, have you ever adressed the origins/countries where some uniforms are made? Just curious what kind of insight you’d bring on that…(like why couldn’t some textile/clothing manufacture open in Chicago and put alot of people to work or what Team’s companies DO make their items in North America…)

    Just curious[/quote]

    As you mention this, I had a debate with a gentleman off ebay yesterday about a Starter Phoenix Coyotes (old version) jersey he was selling.

    The problem is that Starter had their jerseys made in El Salvador, and were always a problem for shipping due to the NAFTA agreement.

    When I worked at River City Sports, we were forbidden to send Starter jerseys to the USA due to duties and tariffs placed on the package. Within Canada? No problem. But we had a lot of unhappy Colorado Avalanche fans being turned away because they couldn’t buy a Starter Avs jersey like the team wore from us.

    That’s better.

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    Screw it. Rough day. Worse day in coding.

  • Beardface | April 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”321719″]Screw it. Rough day. Worse day in coding.[/quote]
    Its ok, the playoffs are right around the corner, which means good times and joy will be had by all (except Isles fans)

  • =bg= | April 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”321627″]Paul,
    Not that you shouldn’t be a Mets fan, but ever since they went with that whole “Mets in Black” thing to tie-in with “Men in Black” in the late ’90s, they’ve been a joke.
    For someone who spends such a large portion of his life dedicated to uniform aesthetics, being a Mets fan in New York when you have the classiest (uniform-wise, anyways) franchise in the AL also representing your city is like being the NY Times food critic and saying your favorite restaurant is McDonald’s.

    Too bad the Mets can’t be as smart about their uniform choices as the team they explicitly copied all those years ago – my beloved Dodgers.[/quote]

    All the Met’s black has to do with a movie?

  • mmwatkin | April 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm |

    CC Sabathia’s uniform is horrendous. Looks like pajamas.

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”321720″][quote comment=”321719″]Screw it. Rough day. Worse day in coding.[/quote]
    Its ok, the playoffs are right around the corner, which means good times and joy will be had by all (except Isles fans)[/quote]

    True… unless they get the 1st overall pick. At least then there’s a tiny bit of joy in Mudville. :o)

  • u2-horn | April 6, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”321706″][quote comment=”321691″]Salty in the red helmet

    http://i33.photobuck...

    I meant we need to see the NOB. It’s elbow to elbow.[/quote]

    I know…but I thought it was interesting he switched from a blue helmet to the red helmet in the 2nd inning. We’ve seen this Salty NOB here a few times lately:

    http://www3.pictures...

    it was also in Pual’s MLB preview column on espn.com

  • =bg= | April 6, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    Y’know, man, uh, ya know, I swear, y’know, I tell ya what…..

    MAKE BIDEN SHUT UP.

    BEGGIN’ YA.

  • Eddie Jay | April 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    Interesting that pepsi now has cans for the phillies world series win, as coke is the soda sold at citizens bank park, oh and also the fact that coke had world series cans back in november, heres a pic
    http://img7.imagesha...

  • Nolan | April 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm |

    Can anyone show me a picture of the Texas Rangers wearing a solid red jersey in the 96-99 era?

    This would help me win a bet because I know it didn’t happen.

  • Brandon | April 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm |

    Watching the Cards/Pirates today. Just a few things…

    The Cards used to be a team that had boycotted the Cool-Flo helmets, but Yadi Molina is wearing one today.

    Cool-Flo helmets look like shit.

    The Pirates have spread the white outline from their alt-hat and black alt jersey to their dugout jacket.

    The white outline looks like shit.

    Never seen this before but the trim around the neck of the Pirates jersey appears to run down the flap of the uniform on the left side. You usually wouldn’t see it because the jersey buttons over it, but you can see it on a few guys with a couple top buttons undone, and its kinda cool.

    Does any other team have this?

  • Hurnf | April 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=\”321601\”]Check out the uniforms on this lacrosse team:
    http://www.vintage-p...

    Well, I think the blazers are just for the photo; looks like the shirts had a diagonal sash on them.

  • peter | April 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”321725″]Y’know, man, uh, ya know, I swear, y’know, I tell ya what…..

    MAKE BIDEN SHUT UP.

    BEGGIN’ YA.[/quote]

    between him and suzan….ARRRGGG…my drive home = hell

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”321730″][quote comment=”321725″]Y’know, man, uh, ya know, I swear, y’know, I tell ya what…..

    MAKE BIDEN SHUT UP.

    BEGGIN’ YA.[/quote]

    between him and suzan….ARRRGGG…my drive home = hell[/quote]

    still…

    suzyn & john > kay & singleton (although kenny is better than the other three)

  • Matt | April 6, 2009 at 6:44 pm |

    The Braves plan to retire Greg Maddux’s number this summer. Toss in this news item from a few weeks back and you’ve got Maddux having his number retired by two teams in 10 weeks. Has that ever happened before?

    Ray Bourque had his #77 retired by the Boston Bruins on 10/4/01 and by the Colorado Avalanche on 11/24/01… that’s less than 7 weeks.. so yes, it has happened before…

  • Marcus Hall - Lets play 162!! | April 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    O’s look good in their new unis – very clean look, love the new bird on the cap, love the new piping

  • Stuby | April 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    A) The umpires will never go to the replay.

    B) Joe Morgan is a dumb-ass.

    That is all

  • Kevin M. | April 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”321734″]A) The umpires will never go to the replay.

    B) Joe Morgan is a dumb-ass.

    That is all[/quote]

    Can’t the manager call for a replay? I agree with point B though.

  • Josh Petty | April 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm |

    Cubs thrid basemen Aramis Ramirez’s jersey has the wrong patch on the front. The Cubs are wearing their blue alternates today, so the front features the “walking Cub” in the C.

    On Cubs authentic alternate jerseys, the white background is cut out so the blue of the jersey is showng between the Cub and the red C. On replicas however, they just keep the white background behind the Cub.

    Examples…

    Replica – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Authentic – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Ramirez’s jersey is featuring the replica patch on the front with the white background. The game is only in the first, so no online pictures yet

  • Stuby | April 6, 2009 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”321735″][quote comment=”321734″]A) The umpires will never go to the replay.

    B) Joe Morgan is a dumb-ass.

    That is all[/quote]

    Can’t the manager call for a replay? I agree with point B though.[/quote]
    Apparently it can only be initiated by the Crew Chief, which is why it will never be used.

  • ThGoodKid | April 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    Cubs are going with the solid blue caps on the road. I like it, never been a big fan of the red bills.

  • Josh Petty | April 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”321738″]Cubs are going with the solid blue caps on the road. I like it, never been a big fan of the red bills.[/quote]

    I hate to see the red billed caps go, I personally preferred those.

    The real question though…

    Over/Under: 1.5 years

    How long will it take for the Cubs to bring back the red billed caps?

  • Jeff P | April 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”321739″][quote comment=”321738″]Cubs are going with the solid blue caps on the road. I like it, never been a big fan of the red bills.[/quote]

    I hate to see the red billed caps go, I personally preferred those.

    The real question though…

    Over/Under: 1.5 years

    How long will it take for the Cubs to bring back the red billed caps?[/quote]
    Over. It may take a shift back towards more color in baseball to get them to bring it back at all.

    Wish they would though. On the bright side, hopefully they go on sale soon.

  • Josh Petty | April 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”321740″][quote comment=”321739″][quote comment=”321738″]Cubs are going with the solid blue caps on the road. I like it, never been a big fan of the red bills.[/quote]

    I hate to see the red billed caps go, I personally preferred those.

    The real question though…

    Over/Under: 1.5 years

    How long will it take for the Cubs to bring back the red billed caps?[/quote]
    Over. It may take a shift back towards more color in baseball to get them to bring it back at all.

    Wish they would though. On the bright side, hopefully they go on sale soon.[/quote]

    I don’t know why, but I have a feeling that the red billed caps may be like the names on the back of the home jerseys. They took them off a few years ago, but they were back after only 2 seasons. I think the red billed caps will be back in a couple of years.

  • Traxel | April 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    ESPN Classic just showed one of those Sunday Morning Classic shows with Charles Osgood on Bill Spaceman Lee. Toward the end Lee was out jogging on the streets with a regular t-shirt and short 1980 shorts and also his stirrups and white sanis up to his knees.

  • Johnny O | April 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”321736″]Cubs thrid basemen Aramis Ramirez’s jersey has the wrong patch on the front. The Cubs are wearing their blue alternates today, so the front features the “walking Cub” in the C.

    On Cubs authentic alternate jerseys, the white background is cut out so the blue of the jersey is showng between the Cub and the red C. On replicas however, they just keep the white background behind the Cub.

    Examples…

    Replica – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Authentic – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Ramirez’s jersey is featuring the replica patch on the front with the white background. The game is only in the first, so no online pictures yet[/quote]

    The rumor is true. I just got a screen grab. Did this happen last year too? Kind of weird to see a uniform oddity on opening day isn’t it? Here is the screen grab:
    http://i147.photobuc...

    Put me down as liking the solid blue cap for road use. I was not a fan of the red brim.

  • mike 2 | April 6, 2009 at 8:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”321718″][quote comment=”321717″][quote comment=”321712″]I’m in it for the logo, which i happen to like, not the cause[/quote]

    Keep those people of Honduras working!![/quote]

    Hey Paul, have you ever adressed the origins/countries where some uniforms are made? Just curious what kind of insight you’d bring on that…(like why couldn’t some textile/clothing manufacture open in Chicago and put alot of people to work or what Team’s companies DO make their items in North America…)

    Just curious[/quote]

    As you mention this, I had a debate with a gentleman off ebay yesterday about a Starter Phoenix Coyotes (old version) jersey he was selling.

    The problem is that Starter had their jerseys made in El Salvador, and were always a problem for shipping due to the NAFTA agreement.

    When I worked at River City Sports, we were forbidden to send Starter jerseys to the USA due to duties and tariffs placed on the package. Within Canada? No problem. But we had a lot of unhappy Colorado Avalanche fans being turned away because they couldn’t buy a Starter Avs jersey like the team wore from us.

    That’s better.[/quote]

    Interesting

    Living in Canada, I’ve had a variety of issues buying stuff cross-border and the reason I’m usually given is because the person I’m buying from isn’t the authorized dealer in Canada.

    For example, I wear Asics shoes but I can’t buy them from any reputable US website because they won’t step on the Canadian dealer’s toes. And the US dealers don’t want to get Asics mad and risk losing their distributorship.

    In your example, was there a US distributor of Starter that would have raised hell if you’d been selling into the US?

  • Josh Petty | April 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=\”321743\”][quote comment=\”321736\”]Cubs thrid basemen Aramis Ramirez\’s jersey has the wrong patch on the front. The Cubs are wearing their blue alternates today, so the front features the \”walking Cub\” in the C.

    On Cubs authentic alternate jerseys, the white background is cut out so the blue of the jersey is showng between the Cub and the red C. On replicas however, they just keep the white background behind the Cub.

    Examples…

    Replica – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Authentic – http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    Ramirez\’s jersey is featuring the replica patch on the front with the white background. The game is only in the first, so no online pictures yet[/quote]

    The rumor is true. I just got a screen grab. Did this happen last year too? Kind of weird to see a uniform oddity on opening day isn\’t it? Here is the screen grab:
    http://i147.photobuc...

    Put me down as liking the solid blue cap for road use. I was not a fan of the red brim.[/quote]

    Based on that screenshot, it looks like whoever put the jersey together just got lazy. The background is cut out around the feet of the cub on the front, just not around the top.

  • Teebz | April 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”321744″]
    Interesting

    Living in Canada, I’ve had a variety of issues buying stuff cross-border and the reason I’m usually given is because the person I’m buying from isn’t the authorized dealer in Canada.

    For example, I wear Asics shoes but I can’t buy them from any reputable US website because they won’t step on the Canadian dealer’s toes. And the US dealers don’t want to get Asics mad and risk losing their distributorship.

    In your example, was there a US distributor of Starter that would have raised hell if you’d been selling into the US?[/quote]

    Nope. Starter got good “value” by outsourcing their product to El Salvador. For some reason, we could bring it in with no added costs, but once we mailed it across the border to the US, the NAFTA rules took effect and we had a lot of complaints from customers in the US.

    RCS owns the licensing for all 30 teams, so it’s not like we had many places who could rival us for products. Being that the CDN-US dollar economics worked in the US’s favor, lots of American consumers took advantage of the price break by ordering the close-out Starter jerseys that RCS was offering. Except we couldn’t ship them.

    So our sales department offered a lot of refunds at that time, and had to explain how the NAFTA rules worked – “you’ll be forced to pay an additional $30 on your package before you can receive it… are you ok with the additional charge?”

    You know what most of the profanity-laced answers were, right? LOL

  • Jordan Sogn | April 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm |

    i still love the Angels’ dugout wall…the “A” looks like it’s glowing.

  • Ricko | April 6, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    I think maybe it’s time to eliminate the word “honoring” from some of the shenanigans MLB (and others) are up to these days.

    Perhaps better to just call them “this years’s uni promotion.”

    To wit, tonight the Twins are “honoring” their 1982 uniforms and the last home opener in the final season of the Metrodome.

    So we are to believe they hold in some esteem, and want the public to hold in some esteem, a uniform generally disliked by Twins fans as disjointed in theme, lacking a central design scheme and just plain butt-ugly…that was worn by, generally speaking, the suckiest Twins teams ever (spannning the last years outdoors and the early years indoors), and they want this to happen in a stadium that is universally disliked and lamented as absolutley horseshit place to watch a ballgame?

    And because of that good stuff they “honor” these low moments in team history tonight and throughout the season.

    Huh?

    Maybe the problem is they just don’t know what “to honor” means.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb. Not to mention contrived. Yet another example of the revisionist history and trumped up “events” that splatter the landscape of big time sports like pigeon droppings these days.

    —Ricko

  • Robert in Dallas | April 6, 2009 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”321727″]Can anyone show me a picture of the Texas Rangers wearing a solid red jersey in the 96-99 era?

    This would help me win a bet because I know it didn’t happen.[/quote]

    Never happened.

  • Garrett | April 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    Watched the Cubs tonight. They wore their blue alternates, as they always do when Zambrano pitches. I noticed that in Aramis Ramirez’s jersey logo the color white fills the gap between the top of the cub and the inside of the top of the C. For comparison’s sake I specifically saw that at least Soriano, Theriot, and Zambrano had blue in that space.

  • Tim | April 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”321658″]Help me out gang (this may have been addressed earlier in the comments, but I didn’t see it) … not having seen the Mets that much here in Cincy, has the logo on their cool flo helmets always been black?[/quote]

    Mets have three different Cool Flo helmets:

    The one they wore today, the blue/black fade with the black/white/orange NY logo is worn in conjunction with the black crown/blue bill caps.

    The blue helmet with the orange logo is worn with the blue caps.

    The black helmet with the blue/white/orange NY logo is worn with the black alternate caps.

  • Tim | April 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”321664″][quote comment=”321661″]My oh my, that is one big hat patch. They going to be wearing that all year?

    (Mets for those who don’t have the pleasure of viewing this game)[/quote]

    Is this the only jersey the Mets have that will not have the “domino’s patch” on it?[/quote]

    That’s the plan; only the home jerseys will have the “Domino’s Patch”.

    Here’s a question: Paul said that the Mets have done away with the alternate black “New York” jerseys and will be wearing the alternate black “Mets” jerseys both at home and on the road. I assume that the home jerseys will have the patch, but what are they going to do with the patches when they wear that top on the road? Remove the patch? Have two pairs, one for home and one for the road. Wear the patch on the road but only on the black tops………..?

  • LI Phil | April 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote]only the home jerseys will have the “Domino’s Patch” patch that sucks[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | April 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    North Carolina has a couple players tonight who are missing the NCAA Final 4 patches. I see #5 and #21 so far.

  • Traxel | April 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”321754″]North Carolina has a couple players tonight who are missing the NCAA Final 4 patches. I see #5 and #21 so far.[/quote]
    Noticed that too. I say ban all patches that you can’t read without a supercloseup. All of those patches look the same anyway. World Series, All-Star Game, Final Four, Stupid Honor Patches, etc. They just blotch up the jersey and take away what (on some) might be a clean classy look.

  • Zach | April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”321754″]North Carolina has a couple players tonight who are missing the NCAA Final 4 patches. I see #5 and #21 so far.[/quote]

    Walking out of the tunnel back to the court, it appears that #5 (Ty Lawson) has fixed his patch problem. I missed #21.

  • tmac3217 | April 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm |

    Overall — I’m not a fan of the Twins throwbacks — too many bad memories. Plus they really don’t look right with the navy batting helmets. However, did anyone else notice Michael Cuddyer was sporting stirrups tonight?

  • DJ Babiuk | April 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    The Jays can wear whatever the hell they want this year if they keep playing like they did tonight, minus the semi-breakdown they had near the end of Doc’s outing. For the record, Adam Lind is currently the greatest offensive force in the MLB. I’m sure this will change in 24 hours, but hey, for now Toronto is undefeated.

  • scott | April 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”321757″]Overall — I’m not a fan of the Twins throwbacks — too many bad memories. Plus they really don’t look right with the navy batting helmets. However, did anyone else notice Michael Cuddyer was sporting stirrups tonight?[/quote]

    I think the Twins throwback uniforms look great.

  • Traxel | April 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    Cubs red bill – good riddance. Hated it from the beginning. Twins throwbacks – I like the look and dig the red hat. Keep the look permanent. Orioles – Never liked the sissy bird on the hat. Time to come up with a new hat logo. Not the cartoon duck thing from the 70s/80s either.

  • Johnny O | April 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm |

    Watching the A’s and Halos on ESPN, and goodness gracious do the A’s look sharp. I know it has been said (many times on here) that green and gold/yellow work really well together, but damn. They look really sharp. I don’t get to watch the A’s much in Wisconsin, so this is a treat.

  • Stuby | April 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”321755″][quote comment=”321754″]North Carolina has a couple players tonight who are missing the NCAA Final 4 patches. I see #5 and #21 so far.[/quote]
    Noticed that too. I say ban all patches that you can’t read without a supercloseup. All of those patches look the same anyway. World Series, All-Star Game, Final Four, Stupid Honor Patches, etc. They just blotch up the jersey and take away what (on some) might be a clean classy look.[/quote]
    I don’t understand why they are even required to wear the NCAA decal in the tournament. It would be like NFL teams being required to start wearing an NFL logo when they make the playoffs. Its already there.

    I’ve got no problem with event or honor patches in baseball as long as they are confined to the sleeve. Enough friggin’ hat patches already.

  • Traxel | April 6, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”321761″]Watching the A’s and Halos on ESPN, and goodness gracious do the A’s look sharp. I know it has been said (many times on here) that green and gold/yellow work really well together, but damn. They look really sharp. I don’t get to watch the A’s much in Wisconsin, so this is a treat.[/quote]
    Switched to that game now. A’s do look good. Would look even better if you could see some green and yellow on the socks too. Is it me or have the Angels always had a pinkish glow about them? I like the maroon/gold combo suggested. By the way, the A’s are the only team that the first letter for a tema name works. O’s and M’s should dump it asap.

  • Nolan | April 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”321749″][quote comment=”321727″]Can anyone show me a picture of the Texas Rangers wearing a solid red jersey in the 96-99 era?

    This would help me win a bet because I know it didn’t happen.[/quote]

    Never happened.[/quote]

    Thanks. I realized that the hardest thing to find is proof that a team didn’t wear a certain thing. There’s tons of evidence that shows the Rangers wore white jerseys with red lettering, but can you prove that they didn’t wear an orange jersey at any point?

  • Jeremiah | April 6, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”321761″]Watching the A’s and Halos on ESPN, and goodness gracious do the A’s look sharp. I know it has been said (many times on here) that green and gold/yellow work really well together, but damn. They look really sharp. I don’t get to watch the A’s much in Wisconsin, so this is a treat.[/quote]

    I’m watching this game too. I’m a big Halos fan and I think that this is just a nice-looking game. We have two solid unis and no alts. I like the new “Angels Baseball” patch.

    They also just showed Torii Hunter’s glove. I has a quote from “Spider-Man” stitched on it: “With great power comes great responsibility.” I guess Spidey is his nickname. I never knew that. Twins fans may no more about that than I do since this is only his second season in ANA.

  • Jeremiah | April 6, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    One more thing: I think the A’s ought to get a solid green helmet. They’ve used the solid green road cap for years now. I’m surprised they already don’t have the solid helmet (unless I’ve missed it).

  • Jamie | April 6, 2009 at 11:51 pm |

    I got 37th place in the bracket, I’m pretty proud of myself.

  • josh | April 6, 2009 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”321762″][quote comment=”321755″][quote comment=”321754″]North Carolina has a couple players tonight who are missing the NCAA Final 4 patches. I see #5 and #21 so far.[/quote]
    Noticed that too. I say ban all patches that you can’t read without a supercloseup. All of those patches look the same anyway. World Series, All-Star Game, Final Four, Stupid Honor Patches, etc. They just blotch up the jersey and take away what (on some) might be a clean classy look.[/quote]
    I don’t understand why they are even required to wear the NCAA decal in the tournament. It would be like NFL teams being required to start wearing an NFL logo when they make the playoffs. Its already there.

    I’ve got no problem with event or honor patches in baseball as long as they are confined to the sleeve. Enough friggin’ hat patches already.[/quote]

    front page of ESPN has a good pic of it.

  • scott | April 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”321761″]Watching the A’s and Halos on ESPN, and goodness gracious do the A’s look sharp. I know it has been said (many times on here) that green and gold/yellow work really well together, but damn. They look really sharp. I don’t get to watch the A’s much in Wisconsin, so this is a treat.[/quote]

    The home whites and road grays worn by the A’s are very nice. Too bad they often ruin the look with the green alt.

  • Nick | April 7, 2009 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”321689″][quote comment=”321651″]”I’d love to see the jersey shown on this football card (full listing).”

    I believe this jersey is on display in the Great Hall in Heinz Field. Maybe somebody has a photo of it, or can take one in the coming days when Pitt has an open house at Heinz Field.[/quote]
    They have a 1935 jersey? Very cool – so few exist from that period.

    The earliest known Packers jersey only goes as far back as the 1940s.[/quote]

    i believe that the jersey in the picture is a mid-1930s Pittsburgh Pirates (pre-Steelers)jersey. That jersey came right after the 1933 jerseys with the chest stripes and city sheild emblem, copied by the Steelers in the 1994 NFL throwback.

    Probably accounts for why it is displayed at Heinz Field.

  • Nick | April 7, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”321663″]Okay, here’s a serious question. I’m trying to recall who (MLB, vintage high minors, Negro Leagues and NCAA baseball) has, since the ’40s or so, worn hats with a gray crown. I can think of…
    St. Louis Browns ’40s (two versions, one with striped piping on seams, one with orange StL)…
    Cincinnati Reds ’50s and early ’60s (two; red wishbone C, red-navy oval C)…
    recent Orioles, Pirates and Royals…
    Texas Longhorns
    Havana Sugar Kings ’50s..
    possibly Columbus Redbirds mid-’40s…
    also possibly Detroit Stars (’20s)

    Help?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The Indianapolis Indians AAA Baseball wore them well into the 1990s, I saw them in person when they came to New Orleans to play the early N.O. Zephyrs. I thought theior getting rid of them and their newer unis were at least two steps backward.

  • Johnny O | April 7, 2009 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”321639″]attention…all OCD and anal retentive UWers

    (sorry, i should have posted this yesterday)

    if anyone is interested in keeping a record of your favorite teams uni schemes this year, and a record thereof…i’d like to do a season-ending review in october

    in other words, if your team, like my favorite team, likes to wear a shitload of different uni combos and caps, im hoping you’d indulge me and keep a season-long record of what they wore daily and a won-loss record (i’ve seen this done before, most recently a rockies fan did this — noting not only the uni combos but also the starting pitchers and the like)

    just curious as to what, if any, decisions on attire have to do with an actual record

    doesn’t have to be anything particularly “scientific” in nature — just jot down each day’s attire and how the team did (of course, if you want to record even more identification, be my guest)… maybe we can even do a mid-season/all-star break report as well

    example: METS (away games)
    4/6 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) W
    4/8 (gray jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/9 (black jerseys/black caps) W

    METS (home games)
    4/13 (snow white jerseys/black blue caps) L
    4/15 (pinstripe jerseys/blue caps) W
    4/16 (snow white jerseys/blue caps) W

    …etc

    something like that (obviously, it can be more intricate, such as noting the starting and winning pitchers, saves [since starting pitchers often dictate the choice of uniform], but all im interested in is their daily wear and their record)

    yankees fans, obviously, need not apply

    let me know if anyone is interested[/quote]

    Even though it’s late, I thought I would let you know I will be happy to do this for my Milwaukee Brewers. This shouldn’t be too difficult, but it sounds like fun anyways.

  • JTH | April 7, 2009 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”321769″][quote comment=”321761″]Watching the A’s and Halos on ESPN, and goodness gracious do the A’s look sharp. I know it has been said (many times on here) that green and gold/yellow work really well together, but damn. They look really sharp. I don’t get to watch the A’s much in Wisconsin, so this is a treat.[/quote]

    The home whites and road grays worn by the A’s are very nice. Too bad they often ruin the look with the green alt.[/quote]
    As bad as it is, the green alt is at least palatable compared to the black one.

    As for their regular road unis, the aforementioned matching road cap/helmet would be nice. Personally, I’d prefer it if they’d ditch the solid green cap and go two-tone for home and road. Or keep the solid green, but change the logo from yellow to white.

  • mike 2 | April 7, 2009 at 1:10 am |

    [quote comment=”321746″][quote comment=”321744″]
    Interesting

    Living in Canada, I’ve had a variety of issues buying stuff cross-border and the reason I’m usually given is because the person I’m buying from isn’t the authorized dealer in Canada.

    For example, I wear Asics shoes but I can’t buy them from any reputable US website because they won’t step on the Canadian dealer’s toes. And the US dealers don’t want to get Asics mad and risk losing their distributorship.

    In your example, was there a US distributor of Starter that would have raised hell if you’d been selling into the US?[/quote]

    Nope. Starter got good “value” by outsourcing their product to El Salvador. For some reason, we could bring it in with no added costs, but once we mailed it across the border to the US, the NAFTA rules took effect and we had a lot of complaints from customers in the US.

    RCS owns the licensing for all 30 teams, so it’s not like we had many places who could rival us for products. Being that the CDN-US dollar economics worked in the US’s favor, lots of American consumers took advantage of the price break by ordering the close-out Starter jerseys that RCS was offering. Except we couldn’t ship them.

    So our sales department offered a lot of refunds at that time, and had to explain how the NAFTA rules worked – “you’ll be forced to pay an additional $30 on your package before you can receive it… are you ok with the additional charge?”

    You know what most of the profanity-laced answers were, right? LOL[/quote]

    Makes sense – only goods that originate within NAFTA countries move between NAFTA countries without duties. A jersey starting outside Canada, coming to Canada and then going to the US is subject to the same duty as if it had never been in Canada. Prevents goods from being “laundered” through Canada to get to the US.

    My best guess is that there’s a big import duty on textiles coming into the US from El Salvador, but not from El Salvador into the US.

    My comments on exclusive distributorships still apply – try and order Nike or Asics goods into Canada from a US retailer, and they probably won’t do it. I guess that’s a different issue than you ran into.

  • JM Rempt | April 7, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    Jesus H. Christ, do you see these comments for Paul’s new Page 2 boss on his farewell blog? Man appears to be unpopular.

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