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In the Land of a Thousand Guilts and Poured Cement

1979-ASG-header

By Phil Hecken

On July 17, 1979, the Major League All-Star Game was played in the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. Although it was the 50th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars, it was not the 50th anniversary of the first game, which was played in 1933. That’s because, for a time, the Leagues played two All-Star games during the same season. Of course, there was a special ball used for this game, and the National League defeated the American League 7-6.

Occurring during the height of the wild and crazy uniforms of the ’70s and ’80s, lets take a look back at some of the photos from that game, and note some of the unusual, classic, and downright disturbing(ly beautiful) uniforms sported at this gathering.

The American League, as host, posed for their official portrait wearing mostly the full white (official) home uniforms, although there were a few notable exceptions, most notably the Angels (with four players), the A’s, and White Sox with one representative each wearing “alternate” or “batting practice” jerseys. Of special note in this photograph is Reggie Jackson, who is seated in the second row, wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform! (It should be noted that this and other uniform anomalies such as Pete Rose’s BP jersey from this game have been covered in past UW columns, so apologies in advance if some of what follows is not new to some of you.)

The National League All-Stars, on the other hand, offered quite and array of alternate and colorful uniforms in their official portrait. (A complete list of the NL All-Stars is available here.) Lots of blue away uniforms (why was this a good idea for any team whose base color was not blue? yecch), plus alternate/BP tops on the Phillies — but not ALL the Phillies (notice the standard jersey on Steve Carlton and Bob Boone, but not Larry Bowa, Pete Rose or Mike Schmidt); and the Padres (alt for Dave Winfield, standard for Gaylord Perry). In fact, only the Reds reps, as well as the Dodgers and Mets (plus the Braves) even wore gray tops back then. My, how times have changed.

The biggest question/mystery of all involved, however, belongs to Pete Rose, who wore his batting practice jersey in every part of the All-Star extravaganza, from the warmups and stretching, to batting practice (all perfectly acceptable), to the game itself. What gives? Did he forget to pack his gamer or what? Other Phillies who wore their BP jerseys for the team portrait, like Mike Schmidt, wore their official uniform tops during the game. In this shot of Carl Yastrzemski, you can clearly see Bob Boone in regular garb behind the dish. Was Rose just trying to make a statement?

For some reason, pics of this game are rather difficult to find, so we’ll just go through a quick rundown of some interesting shots from the game and the pre-game festivities.

** The aforementioned Yaz looking pensive before taking BP hacks … and is apparently not amused by a delay in game play.

** Yaz’ teammates Fred Lynn (who’d later hit the first ever grand slam in All-Star Game history, interestingly enough, at the 50th anniversary game in 1983), and Jim Rice both were selected to the team. Here’s another shot of Jim Ed.

** Brewers representative Cecil Cooper saw game action — and check out those white cleats! (I love how standard footwear is tossed out for the All Star game, as the Crew wore blue shoes in 1979).

** Back in 1979, the San Diego Chicken was popular … Even the Kid seems amused by his antics (and what’s that jersey the Chicken is wearing?).

** Speaking of strangely attired creatures seeking attention, Morganna checked to see if George Brett had a roll of quarters in his pocket. Notice the security guard by the dugout in the background — is he about to take Morganna to jail?

** One time stolen base king Lou Brock sported the Cardinals blue aways (sorry — that’s just not a good look for a team whose main color is, ya know, Cardinal red) … and who thought TV numbers were ever a good look for a baseball uni?

** Looks like Reggie Jackson‘s uniform arrived in time for the game … Mr. October’s teammate (and BBF) Graig Nettles looked resplendent in their Yankee pins — amazing how much their uni has changed in 30 years, huh.

** The Express got the start for the AL (his only start ever in the midsummer classic) … His other All-Star appearances were: 1973, 1981, 1985, and 1989 (his final appearance and only All-Star win). Pretty amazing for a guy with 300+ wins, 5K+ strikeouts, and a first ballot HOF career.

** LA Dodger and fan favorite Steve Garvey takes a cut … Darrell Porter is behind the plate, in the best Royals uni ever (of the double-knit pullover era).

** One of the most underrated players of all time, Joaquin Andujar sported the ‘tequila sunrise’ Astros’ uni of the “so awful it’s great” uniform era.

** Dave Winfield, in Padre mustard and brown, scores a run — notice the National League dugout in the background — gotta love the orange sanitaries the Giants wore with their black stirrups in 1979.

** And speaking of Padres mustard and brown, there’s Gaylord Perry with Pete Rose.

** Have a good game fellas — Thanks for playing.

** The Mets weren’t very good in 1979. But they did have Lee Mazilli (who was selected to the ASG along with injured teammate, John Stearns, who did not play) … but Maz came up huge in the game, tying it at 6-6 with a home run in the eighth inning, allowing for Dave Parker’s later heroics … Love the visible “NY” sticker on the Mets batting helmet — when I was a kid, I always naively assumed they actually painted those things on.

But the game is perhaps most remembered for the play of Dave Parker (seen here in the 1977 game wearing a Padres helmet) in the outfield, as he had two assists on putouts at third base and at the plate. With Parker receiving the MVP award for this game, and teammate Willie Stargell winning the National League MVP, NLCS MVP, and World Series MVP, all four possible MVP awards for the season were won by members of the Pittsburgh Pirates. (You can read more about UW favorite Dave Parker here, in one of Paul’s ESPN columns . Also, I’m pretty sure UW Pittsburgh Correspondent Doug Keklak has done a guest column with screen caps of the 1979 World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles, which was one of the more colorful ever … classic 1979). If you didn’t Douggie, we need to talk.

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Remembering Nick Adenhart: The Los Angeles of Anaheim continue their remembrances for Nick Adenhart, and will wear this patch in his memory … meanwhile, the hit and run driver is a repeat DUI offender and has been charged with murder … One golfer, Anthony Kim, gained a new persepctive on life by learning of Adenhart’s passing — and it didn’t hurt that he fired a record-setting 11 birdies at the Masters … Not to in any way make light of the Adenhart murder, but Who knew Scott Boras had tear ducts? … The makeshift memorial outside of the stadium continues to grow … Here’s a look at the wall banner at the stadium … Throughout the sporting world, teams observed a few solemn moments of silence for their fallen comrade … And, from yesterday’s comments, UW Prexy Paul Lukas posted some screen caps from last night’s game. … Here’s another look at the jersey patch during the Angels’ moment of silence (here’s a closeup) — with Adenhart’s jersey hanging in the dugout … Fans in the stands remembered Adenhart as well.

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Remembering The Fallen Oakland Officers: The Oakland A’s remember the four police officers killed by one man last month — and did something VERY disturbing if it’s not being done in remembrance of the officers — The A’s in black hose with yellow sanitaries with their home whites! … Here’s a look at the badge the officers wore — and the A’s wore Police Officer caps in pre-game prior to switching over to their regular lids for the game … Oakland Police placed four Oakland PD caps on the pitcher’s mound along with four baseballs in memory of the fallen officers … Here, Jason Giambi and Eric Chavez present a plaque to acting Oakland acting chief of police Howard Jordan in a pregame ceremony honoring fellow officers who were killed by a by a wanted parolee March 21, Sgts. Mark Dunakin, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai and officer John Hege.

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This and That: In ‘news you may have missed,’ Mississippi State will unveil its new Adidas football uniforms at a 1 p.m. event at the on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore on April 15 … Quote of the month has to go to the author of this article, Greg Wyshynski, on the Rangers new digital adverts, who writes: “As NHL fans, we live in perpetual fear that we’re going to wake up one morning and discover our favorite team’s uniforms are covered with the Pepsi swirl and the McDonald’s arches and the Pillsbury Doughboy and the Cialis pitched-tent and about three dozen other commercial symbols. Which would suck, because they would all really detract from that spiffy Reebok logo…” … HOLY SHIT that’s a huge swoosh on the T-Wolves Randy Foye … Are you a chick? Do you need help in choosing a hockey team on which to bandwagon for the playoffs? You’re in luck! — and it’s the Sharks … It’s never to early to begin the MLB Power Rankings is it? Didn’t they used to wait like, at least a full week before doing that? … Doesn’t this just look right? … Some Detroit Tigers fans, sensing the team is already a lost cause for 2009, show up to games in full uniform — when asked “Why,” they simply respond “Why not” … The Reno Aces (a D-Back affiliate), are almost ready to begin play in what is described as “a new-car-smell moment, a bunch of baseball players in a new city and a new stadium.” … Did you know the Columbus Blue Jackets were a professional hockey team were named for the uniforms made for Union soldiers in Columbus? Neither did I (oh and, they’re going to the playoffs or something too) … Some dude thinks he’s cool by ranking the NFL uniforms (I’ll wait until the fall to do that), but he prefaces the article with this: “You will just have to take my word that I am a heterosexual when I say have lots of strong opinions on the uniforms and logos of all sports.” — what the hell is that supposed to mean? — There’s a spot at the bottom for comments, so, feel free to let him know about his choices … Real men wear girdles — well, NBA players anyway … Could one third of the triple crown be trotting out of Pimlico? First the Colts, now this? … Some news about the Broncos 50th ‘Anniversary’ logo — “original six”? WTF … the Indians broke out their beautiful cream alts yesterday … the Blue Red Sawks broke out the Friday blue tops, socks & ‘soxy caps’ last night in Anaheim — yep, they wore BLUE socks — maybe next Friday they’ll break out these spiffy tops … the sleeves on the Jays jerseys are looking busy this year — but I like that red maple leaf for some reason … and of course, there’s always a reason to root for the Braves.

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Enjoy your Saturday — remember, it’s “Moving Day” at the Masters — Tiger, are you packed?

 

143 comments to In the Land of a Thousand Guilts and Poured Cement

  • odessasteps magazine | April 11, 2009 at 7:26 am |

    I had one of those Seattle All-Star game ball replicas as a kid. Not sure how I got it. I know I also had a program from the game. I must have ordered it, as I don’t think I know anyone that went to the game.

    I’m all for “no logo creep,” but the NHL getting revenue is not the easiest thing in the world, especially “in this economy.”

    I watched international soccer, where the sponsor ad is bigger than the team crest on the kit, so digitally-superimposed ads aren’t that bad.

  • scott | April 11, 2009 at 7:52 am |

    Even the broadcasters during the ’79 ASG were puzzled by Rose choosing not to wear his regular jersey when he came to bat. I wonder if any news articles at the time explained his motivation.

    The San Diego Chicken was also at the ’78 ASG, as it was played in San Diego. I guess he was so popular he needed to make another visit the following year.

    TV numbers on baseball jerseys don’t look good? Maybe not, but I sort of like that the Phillies are the only current team to have numbers on one sleeve. Certainly more unique than the standard logo patch that most teams wear there.

  • Kellan | April 11, 2009 at 8:05 am |

    Let me just say that last night, I was rooting for the Red Sox to get crushed by the Angels in hopes that they would pull one of those, “Wow we just got creamed the first time we wore these stupid blue jerseys. Let’s never wear them again.” They looked dreadful. And it was their first road game! Can’t they make an exception to the “blue on Friday” rule to unveil their new (much better looking in my opinion) road grays? Unfortunately, I don’t think a 6-3 loss is going to stop them.

  • Richard Stover | April 11, 2009 at 8:13 am |

    [quote comment=”322739″]Even the broadcasters during the ’79 ASG were puzzled by Rose choosing not to wear his regular jersey when he came to bat. I wonder if any news articles at the time explained his motivation.

    The San Diego Chicken was also at the ’78 ASG, as it was played in San Diego. I guess he was so popular he needed to make another visit the following year.

    TV numbers on baseball jerseys don’t look good? Maybe not, but I sort of like that the Phillies are the only current team to have numbers on one sleeve. Certainly more unique than the standard logo patch that most teams wear there.[/quote]

    Love these KC A’s TV numbers:

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

  • scott | April 11, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    Re: One time stolen base king Lou Brock sported the Cardinals blue aways (sorry — that’s just not a good look for a team whose main color is, ya know, Cardinal red)

    But back when the Cardinals had the pajamas look, the waistband, collar and pant stripes all had a blue stripe along with a red stripe. And the Cardinals road uniforms are still heavy on the navy blue. So I’m at least as comfortable with the Cardinals wearing powder blues on the road as with the Phillies doing the same thing back in the ’70s and ’80s.

  • Cathy | April 11, 2009 at 8:34 am |

    Hey Phil, is it looks like the guy in the top row-second from right- is also an ANGEL and is wearing the standard white jersey. That would make five. http://farm4.static....

    Or…maybe my eyes are bad.

  • Scott | April 11, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    The chicken was the premier in-game entertainment in that era. He’d appear EVERYWHERE. And that “jersey” he was wearing was HIS … (surely you were kidding with this post?)

    Second, of course we know the Columbus Blue Jackets were named after the uniforms of the union soldiers. Not sure how anyone could NOT know that. FYI, the Carolina Hurricanes were named after 2-3 hurricanes (Bertha, Fran, etc.) that hit N. Carolina a few years prior to their move from Hartford (probably the dumbest sports name ‘lore’ in the history of sports).

    And, finally, that 70s-80s era of baseball uniforms is a golden one! You can just TELL current clubs are trying to find some of that …that…that…gutsiness, character, fun… to represent the era. Frankly, today, clubs are failing miserably with trying to find clever design. But it may have a lot to do with this era … conservative, fearful, self-absorbed. Teams are afraid to make a mistake.

    But the Astros, Padres, Pirates, Expos, et al, will forever be recognizable “brands” from that era.

    Can you say the same about the 90s Padres? The red-version Pirates? Any of the ‘Stros unis for the past 15 years? 25 years from now, they’re just as forgettable as they are today.

    Baseball needs a uniform enima. It’s too “uniform.”

  • Priest | April 11, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    I tried to post his yesterday but was having some computer issues. Sorry if any of this stuff has been covered…

    A couple of things from the Jays/Indians game today…

    – The Maple Leaf sleeve patch on the Jays’ road greys does not have the blue outline on it… even less less blue

    – I think it was just my eyes playing tricks on me, but it appeared a couple times that the TED patch on some of the players have a white oval around it

    – The Indians pitcher in the 9th (never caught his name, I was talking rather than listening, #30) had a glove with a hole for his index finger, as is common. However, he then had another piece of leather to cover his finger (which he didn’t appear to have outside of the glove anyways). I’ve never seen anything like it, are these common?

  • Helmets Match Pants | April 11, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    You are crazy! The road blues were awesome back then!

  • jesse | April 11, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Red Sox, WTF?!? Thumbs down on the alt jersey, and HUGE thumbs DOWN on navy hose. Alt cap is alright.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”322744″]Hey Phil, is it looks like the guy in the top row-second from right- is also an ANGEL and is wearing the standard white jersey. That would make five. http://farm4.static....

    Or…maybe my eyes are bad.[/quote]

    no cathy, your eyes are fine — tis mine that suck

    /apologies to nolan ryan and his standard uni

  • Lomion | April 11, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    I love this posts title, baby. Shake down, 1979…

  • Shane | April 11, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    Why on earth did the Sox have to come out with an alternate hat? I hated it before they ever wore it in a game, and I hate it more now.

    The navy blue alt jersey is cool though.

  • Brad | April 11, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Pete Rose simply did not have his road jersey packed for the ’79 ASG and was forced to wear the BP jersey.

    This ASG was the second in which a patch was worn by the host team – San Diego the year before was the first. The Mariners turned the ASG patch into a regularly worn sleeve patch the next season. Since then, only in the strike season of ’81 and in 1985 has the host team, Cleveland and Minnesota respectively, not worn an ASG patch during the season they hosted the game.

  • Stuby | April 11, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”322751″]Why on earth did the Sox have to come out with an alternate hat? I hated it before they ever wore it in a game, and I hate it more now.

    The navy blue alt jersey is cool though.[/quote]
    2 words: Revenue Stream

  • Oakville Endive | April 11, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”322745″]The chicken was the premier in-game entertainment in that era. He’d appear EVERYWHERE. And that “jersey” he was wearing was HIS … (surely you were kidding with this post?)

    Second, of course we know the Columbus Blue Jackets were named after the uniforms of the union soldiers. Not sure how anyone could NOT know that.

    FYI, the Carolina Hurricanes were named after 2-3 hurricanes (Bertha, Fran, etc.) that hit N. Carolina a few years prior to their move from Hartford (probably the dumbest sports name ‘lore’ in the history of sports).

    And, finally, that 70s-80s era of baseball uniforms is a golden one! You can just TELL current clubs are trying to find some of that …that…that…gutsiness, character, fun… to represent the era. Frankly, today, clubs are failing miserably with trying to find clever design. But it may have a lot to do with this era … conservative, fearful, self-absorbed. Teams are afraid to make a mistake.

    But the Astros, Padres, Pirates, Expos, et al, will forever be recognizable “brands” from that era.

    Can you say the same about the 90s Padres? The red-version Pirates? Any of the ‘Stros unis for the past 15 years? 25 years from now, they’re just as forgettable as they are today.

    Baseball needs a uniform enima. It’s too “uniform.”[/quote]

    The move to conservative colours is not just reserved for sports uniforms – the colour of automobiles have become a lot more conservative over the last twenty years, everything seems to be a metallic shade.

    I think the Expos white uniforms with the one inch thick blue and red stripes was one of the best, and would still be one of the best baseball unis.

    If there’s a glimmer of hope , it is with NHL uniforms, with Vancouver going back to a mid shade of blue, Phoenix going to burgundy a few years back, the Islanders wanting to go back to their mid shade of blue, and the Flyers going back to orange next year, things appear to be getting more interesting.

  • Alex Poterack | April 11, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    I haven’t been around here long enough to see stuff from this ASG covered before, so, I have to ask–what’s up with Reggie in the Mariners uniform?

  • mike 2 | April 11, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.

  • Rick | April 11, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    I can’t find it, but I remember a story about some sports game-crasher at the ’79 All-Star Game. He is actually in some of the American League photos wearing a NY Yankee “away” uniform. Nobody knew him, but there he is on the bleachers for the photo.
    I don’t see him in the one posted here, but I’ve seen others. Can’t imagine that happening today.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”322757″]I can’t find it, but I remember a story about some sports game-crasher at the ’79 All-Star Game. He is actually in some of the American League photos wearing a NY Yankee “away” uniform. Nobody knew him, but there he is on the bleachers for the photo.
    I don’t see him in the one posted here, but I’ve seen others. Can’t imagine that happening today.[/quote]

    it was the 1977 ASG

    paul wrote about it

  • Bob A | April 11, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    Interesting old pic of the GW football team this morning on Shorpy. Paul will dig the sweaters.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”322756″]In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.[/quote]

    If Karhu is Japanese for Mizuno, then yes he was wearing Karhu.

  • Tim | April 11, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”322758″]The Mets weren’t very good in 1979. But they did have Lee Mazilli… [/quote]

    Ah, Lee Mazzilli. The Mets were so high on him after the Seaver trade to be the new face of the franchise. Unfortunately for him, his ego and attitude were a bit, shall we say, out of proportion to his playing skills. Frank Cashen couldn’t WAIT to jettison Maz when he became Mets’ GM.

    Ironically enough, Maz’s ego and attitude were not a problem when he came up to replace George Foster in 1986, probably the only person who had a worse attitude than Maz.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”322749″][quote comment=”322744″]Hey Phil, is it looks like the guy in the top row-second from right- is also an ANGEL and is wearing the standard white jersey. That would make five. http://farm4.static....

    Or…maybe my eyes are bad.[/quote]

    no cathy, your eyes are fine — tis mine that suck

    /apologies to nolan ryan and his standard uni[/quote]

    Make that six: L to R, Bottom to top: Rod Carew (also wearing white), Brian Downing, Bobby Grich, Don Baylor, Mark Clear, Nolan Ryan.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”322761″][quote comment=”322758″]The Mets weren’t very good in 1979. But they did have Lee Mazilli… [/quote]

    Ah, Lee Mazzilli. The Mets were so high on him after the Seaver trade to be the new face of the franchise. Unfortunately for him, his ego and attitude were a bit, shall we say, out of proportion to his playing skills. Frank Cashen couldn’t WAIT to jettison Maz when he became Mets’ GM.

    Ironically enough, Maz’s ego and attitude were not a problem when he came up to replace George Foster in 1986, probably the only person who had a worse attitude than Maz.[/quote]

    Don’t forget Maz also “drove” in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk. Had this totally bush-league bat flip after ball four, too.

    Very good analysis on Maz’s transformation from at overrated hot dog to valuable role player. The change has served him well with an extended major league career as coach and manager.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”322762″][quote comment=”322749″][quote comment=”322744″]Hey Phil, is it looks like the guy in the top row-second from right- is also an ANGEL and is wearing the standard white jersey. That would make five. http://farm4.static....

    Or…maybe my eyes are bad.[/quote]

    no cathy, your eyes are fine — tis mine that suck

    /apologies to nolan ryan and his standard uni[/quote]

    Make that six: L to R, Bottom to top: Rod Carew (also wearing white), Brian Downing, Bobby Grich, Don Baylor, Mark Clear, Nolan Ryan.[/quote]

    thanks larry

    actually, my point (and yes i did have one) was to point out the alt jerseys, but it’s instructive as well as interesting to note the anomalies as well (two in stardard uni, four in alts) — also, in the front row, darrell porter is wearing standard issue blue royals cleats, while frank white is, coincidentally, sporting white kicks (which were one of those ASG specials)

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    The article’s photo of Garvey doesn’t quite show yet another mystery of the ’79 ASG. What the hell is going on with his helmet?
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  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”322764″][quote comment=”322762″][quote comment=”322749″][quote comment=”322744″]Hey Phil, is it looks like the guy in the top row-second from right- is also an ANGEL and is wearing the standard white jersey. That would make five. http://farm4.static....

    Or…maybe my eyes are bad.[/quote]

    no cathy, your eyes are fine — tis mine that suck

    /apologies to nolan ryan and his standard uni[/quote]

    Make that six: L to R, Bottom to top: Rod Carew (also wearing white), Brian Downing, Bobby Grich, Don Baylor, Mark Clear, Nolan Ryan.[/quote]

    thanks larry

    actually, my point (and yes i did have one) was to point out the alt jerseys, but it’s instructive as well as interesting to note the anomalies as well (two in stardard uni, four in alts) — also, in the front row, darrell porter is wearing standard issue blue royals cleats, while frank white is, coincidentally, sporting white kicks (which were one of those ASG specials)[/quote]

    My bad, dude.

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    As a reminder, those of you who have DirecTV can watch MLB Extra Innings for free today. They have been running a promotion for about 5 days, but I just found out about it last night. That is great news for me though, since my Brewers are only on local TV in Milwaukee today on WMLW41. So now I can put on the TV, turn off the sound, and listen to Uecker!

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”322754″][quote comment=”322745″]The chicken was the premier in-game entertainment in that era. He’d appear EVERYWHERE. And that “jersey” he was wearing was HIS … (surely you were kidding with this post?)

    Second, of course we know the Columbus Blue Jackets were named after the uniforms of the union soldiers. Not sure how anyone could NOT know that.

    FYI, the Carolina Hurricanes were named after 2-3 hurricanes (Bertha, Fran, etc.) that hit N. Carolina a few years prior to their move from Hartford (probably the dumbest sports name ‘lore’ in the history of sports).

    And, finally, that 70s-80s era of baseball uniforms is a golden one! You can just TELL current clubs are trying to find some of that …that…that…gutsiness, character, fun… to represent the era. Frankly, today, clubs are failing miserably with trying to find clever design. But it may have a lot to do with this era … conservative, fearful, self-absorbed. Teams are afraid to make a mistake.

    But the Astros, Padres, Pirates, Expos, et al, will forever be recognizable “brands” from that era.

    Can you say the same about the 90s Padres? The red-version Pirates? Any of the ‘Stros unis for the past 15 years? 25 years from now, they’re just as forgettable as they are today.

    Baseball needs a uniform enima. It’s too “uniform.”[/quote]

    I think the Expos white uniforms with the one inch thick blue and red stripes was one of the best, and would still be one of the best baseball unis.[/quote]

    You’ll get no argument from me. The strips (added in 1980) were a nice up-grade while they kept a traditional feel with buttons & belts when many were doing pullovers & elastic waistbands.

  • mike 2 | April 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”322760″][quote comment=”322756″]In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.[/quote]

    If Karhu is Japanese for Mizuno, then yes he was wearing Karhu.[/quote]

    Hmmm – that logo looks so much like Karhu I never thought of Mizuno. I’ve only ever seen the Mizuno stylized “M” logo and the bird logo, never a giant M like that.

    http://image01.shopz...

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”322769″][quote comment=”322760″][quote comment=”322756″]In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.[/quote]

    If Karhu is Japanese for Mizuno, then yes he was wearing Karhu.[/quote]

    Hmmm – that logo looks so much like Karhu I never thought of Mizuno. I’ve only ever seen the Mizuno stylized “M” logo and the bird logo, never a giant M like that.

    http://image01.shopz...

    Wow, I never saw those either, good stuff.

    But Rose’s are Mizuno. He was the first to have a major contract with them and wore Mizuno everything. Even managed to put a goofy Mizuno logo medallion on the back of his non-Mizuno batting helmet.

    When they debuted in the US, they had the M just like the shoes you mentioned. Sometime around 1981-82 they changed to the stripe they still have today.
    http://s7ondemand1.s...

  • Teebz | April 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    While I found it near impossible to blog and take photos yesterday at the same time (considering the media room is upstairs from the rink), Finland is the only team sporting jersey ads at the World Deaf Hockey Championships.

    Prominently featured on the front over the jersey is Snickers chocolate bars, and Peugeot has the jersey hem below the Suomi logo.

    The first thing I noticed about Finland was the Snickers logo.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”322771″]While I found it near impossible to blog and take photos yesterday at the same time (considering the media room is upstairs from the rink), Finland is the only team sporting jersey ads at the World Deaf Hockey Championships.

    Prominently featured on the front over the logo is Snickers chocolate bars, and Peugeot has the jersey hem below the Suomi logo.

    The first thing I noticed about Finland was the Snickers logo.[/quote]

    That makes more sense now.

  • Jordan Sogn | April 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    LI, thank you for posting that article on Anthony Kim…I needed that.

  • J.D. | April 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    I’m not trying to get into politics, but the repeated references to the Adenhart “murder” force me to say something.

    Murder charges, like any other crime, require mens rea. If you want to argue that by getting drunk and getting behind the wheel, the driver implicitly assumed the risk that he might kill someone, then make drunk driving punishable by life in prison (or the death penalty, if you want to go there). I’d say that few people would want to take that step.

    Adenhart’s death is a horrible tragedy, to be sure, and the last thing I’m trying to do is excuse the driver’s actions. But let’s say the driver had caused the accident, and miraculously everyone walked away unhurt. Did the driver do anything different? Of course not.

    If you want to make the driver responsible for the death, some sort of manslaughter charge makes sense, but not murder. The charge of manslaughter is designed to deal with situations where the accused performed a dangerous action, but didn’t intend to kill anybody. That seems to fit this situation pretty well.

    We’re all shocked and saddened by Adenhart’s death. But let’s not sensationalize it by calling it murder.

  • Luke | April 11, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    It is murder. Driving a vehicle while under the influence is considered having possession of a lethal weapon.

  • traxel | April 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    In the American League team photo it looks like Pat Corrales is wearing an Indian hat with his Rangers uniform…or am I also blind???

  • mulligan | April 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    I don’t understand why uniwatch rags on just about anyone who puts up a ranking or display (good or bad) of uniforms. Perhaps I’m unaware of that you have a copyright on the concept? It makes you all look petty.

  • =bg= | April 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”322770″][quote comment=”322769″][quote comment=”322760″][quote comment=”322756″]In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.[/quote]

    If Karhu is Japanese for Mizuno, then yes he was wearing Karhu.[/quote]

    Hmmm – that logo looks so much like Karhu I never thought of Mizuno. I’ve only ever seen the Mizuno stylized “M” logo and the bird logo, never a giant M like that.

    http://image01.shopz...

    Wow, I never saw those either, good stuff.

    But Rose’s are Mizuno. He was the first to have a major contract with them and wore Mizuno everything. Even managed to put a goofy Mizuno logo medallion on the back of his non-Mizuno batting helmet.

    When they debuted in the US, they had the M just like the shoes you mentioned. Sometime around 1981-82 they changed to the stripe they still have today.
    http://s7ondemand1.s...

    Yep, Rose was a Mizuno dude head to toe.
    From Mizuno’s website:
    * Mizuno begins workshops for U.S. Major League.
    * Mizuno contracts with Major Leaguer Pete Rose.
    * Mizuno becomes a Moscow Olympics official supplier.
    * Kenjiro Mizuno is awarded the Medal with a Blue Ribbon (for philanthropy)

    -Great look at Cecil Cooper. At some point in the late 70’s, BROOKS shoes OWNED the MLB. They appeared overnight—everywhere. PONY dominated, too.

    -I guess Angels went with 34 patch on chest as both sleeves were already in use? I know the Giants doubled up on one sleeve in 07…theGiants patch on one sleeve, ASG on the other, and they put a small ’47’ above one of them for Rod Beck.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”322776″]In the American League team photo it looks like Pat Corrales is wearing an Indian hat with his Rangers uniform…or am I also blind???[/quote]

    NICE CATCH!!! I have the ’79 WS program with the picture (for a slightly better view) and it’s actually a CUBS cap!

  • Rick | April 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    Phil,

    Thanks for the ’77 ASG story reminder about the Yankee impostor. I had it in there and I combined it with Barry Bremen, the guy who snuck into every venue imaginable-World Series, Super Bowls, NBA All Star games, US Opens, etc. He was at the 1979 ASG shagging flies in a NY uni when they hauled him out.
    Hell, he even got up at the Emmy’s and accepted an award for someone, and they were there!

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322777″]I don’t understand why uniwatch rags on just about anyone who puts up a ranking or display (good or bad) of uniforms. Perhaps I’m unaware of that you have a copyright on the concept? It makes you all look petty.[/quote]

    im sorry, i forgot the [sarcasm] [/sarcasm] tags around that one

    UW doesn’t “have a copyright” on the concept (and surely, if anyone did, paul would, not me)…

    i was just playin’ (and i do find it kind of humorous to see other sites rank unis … especially since “we” as a uni watching community do a much better job ;) )

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”322739″]Even the broadcasters during the ’79 ASG were puzzled by Rose choosing not to wear his regular jersey when he came to bat. I wonder if any news articles at the time explained his motivation.

    The San Diego Chicken was also at the ’78 ASG, as it was played in San Diego. I guess he was so popular he needed to make another visit the following year.

    TV numbers on baseball jerseys don’t look good? Maybe not, but I sort of like that the Phillies are the only current team to have numbers on one sleeve. Certainly more unique than the standard logo patch that most teams wear there.[/quote]
    The Cardinals’ TV numbers looked stupid. I don’t know if it was because they were so small that they were essentially worthless or if the sleeve stripes overwhelmed them. I, too, like the Phillies’ numbers. When the Tigers and White Sox wore them, they looked good, too. The difference is the Phillies can pull off the white trim for some reason. The beauty of the Tigers and Sox numbers was in their size and their simplicity.

  • Michael Emody | April 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Note to Red Sox:
    These go with red AND blue ensembles.
    Just sayin’.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”322775″]It is murder. Driving a vehicle while under the influence is considered having possession of a lethal weapon.[/quote]

    thank you luke, for saying it so concisely

    /you saved me a really long rant that doesn’t belong on UW anyway

  • Jordan Pope | April 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”322777″]I don’t understand why uniwatch rags on just about anyone who puts up a ranking or display (good or bad) of uniforms. Perhaps I’m unaware of that you have a copyright on the concept? It makes you all look petty.[/quote]

    that guy had a damn shitty list though…so at least get it right

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”322743″]Re: One time stolen base king Lou Brock sported the Cardinals blue aways (sorry — that’s just not a good look for a team whose main color is, ya know, Cardinal red)

    But back when the Cardinals had the pajamas look, the waistband, collar and pant stripes all had a blue stripe along with a red stripe. And the Cardinals road uniforms are still heavy on the navy blue. So I’m at least as comfortable with the Cardinals wearing powder blues on the road as with the Phillies doing the same thing back in the ’70s and ’80s.[/quote]
    Of all the powder blue-era teams, the Cardinals looked among the worst. (The Twins were a disaster, too, but for different reasons.) When the Cardinals switched to ash or gray for their road uniforms, they improved immeasurably, IMHO. Frankly, I enjoy their navy caps, and missed them during spring training. Fortunately, there are come Cardinals that finish off the look by showing some of those fabulous stirrups. We’d be so much the better if the Red Sox should take some notes and adopt the patriot stirrups and show them off.

  • Ricko | April 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”322778″][quote comment=”322770″][quote comment=”322769″][quote comment=”322760″][quote comment=”322756″]In one of the Pete Rose photos, I see something I’ve never seen before – a major leaguer wearing Karhu shoes.

    http://farm4.static....

    Hunting around on the internet found a couple more of Pete Rose wearing the Karhu shoes, including one in the “blood clot” uniforms. All with the Phillies, none with the Expos or Reds.[/quote]

    If Karhu is Japanese for Mizuno, then yes he was wearing Karhu.[/quote]

    Hmmm – that logo looks so much like Karhu I never thought of Mizuno. I’ve only ever seen the Mizuno stylized “M” logo and the bird logo, never a giant M like that.

    http://image01.shopz...

    Wow, I never saw those either, good stuff.

    But Rose’s are Mizuno. He was the first to have a major contract with them and wore Mizuno everything. Even managed to put a goofy Mizuno logo medallion on the back of his non-Mizuno batting helmet.

    When they debuted in the US, they had the M just like the shoes you mentioned. Sometime around 1981-82 they changed to the stripe they still have today.
    http://s7ondemand1.s...

    Yep, Rose was a Mizuno dude head to toe.
    From Mizuno’s website:
    * Mizuno begins workshops for U.S. Major League.
    * Mizuno contracts with Major Leaguer Pete Rose.
    * Mizuno becomes a Moscow Olympics official supplier.
    * Kenjiro Mizuno is awarded the Medal with a Blue Ribbon (for philanthropy)

    -Great look at Cecil Cooper. At some point in the late 70’s, BROOKS shoes OWNED the MLB. They appeared overnight—everywhere. PONY dominated, too.

    -I guess Angels went with 34 patch on chest as both sleeves were already in use? I know the Giants doubled up on one sleeve in 07…theGiants patch on one sleeve, ASG on the other, and they put a small ’47’ above one of them for Rod Beck.[/quote]

    We went through the “early Mizunos” thing (and the A’s green shoes, etc.) as part of Phil’s weekend entry on Rickey Henderson back in January, I believe.

    Anyway, here’s at good look at the “M” version, both steel and turf….
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”322784″][quote comment=”322775″]It is murder. Driving a vehicle while under the influence is considered having possession of a lethal weapon.[/quote]

    thank you luke, for saying it so concisely

    /you saved me a really long rant that doesn’t belong on UW anyway[/quote]

    That’s why it’s called “vehicular homicide”.

  • Terri | April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    Could everyone maybe agree that a girl who is already reading a sports-oriented site doesn’t need a “girl’s guide to choosing a stanley cup team?” And if you’re gonna go ahead and be insulting, can you maybe come up with a better team than the Sharks?

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”322783″]Note to Red Sox:
    These go with red AND blue ensembles.
    Just sayin’.[/quote]
    Amen.

  • Dylan | April 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    in the photo of cecil cooper, the catcher seems to be brimless.

    J.D is right, manslaughter is when somebody kills another but didn’t mean to, according to the law. of course it doesn’t excuse anything he did and I do think he should be treated as a murderer. so yes, he did kill adenhart but it is a manslaughter charge he is being brought up on. Considering this is his second DUI booking, hopefully he’ll get some type of alcohol counseling so that once he does get out of prison, whenever that might be, he won’t even think about driving while intoxicated, let alone drink in the first place

  • =bg= | April 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    Nice puff piece on Under Armour here:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Steve | April 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    Ah, the ’79 All-Star Game — I was there, man… A lesser mystery than Pete Rose’s BP jersey that I’ve always wondered about: Steve Garvey’s batting helmet. As the photo somewhat illustrates (but was totally obvious in person), it’s not the usual shiny Dodger blue, but rather a lighter color with a matte finish… I suspect he forgot his own helmet in L.A., and so a Mariner helmet was spray-painted solid blue in a lame attempt to pass off as an actual Dodger helmet. Anyone else notice this?

  • Steve | April 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    Oh, yeah, Lwiedy wonders the same thing:

    [quote comment=”322765″]The article’s photo of Garvey doesn’t quite show yet another mystery of the ’79 ASG. What the hell is going on with his helmet?
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)

  • mike 2 | April 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Thanks everyone – I stand corrected on the Mizuno vs. Karhu thing.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”322793″]Ah, the ’79 All-Star Game — I was there, man… A lesser mystery than Pete Rose’s BP jersey that I’ve always wondered about: Steve Garvey’s batting helmet. As the photo somewhat illustrates (but was totally obvious in person), it’s not the usual shiny Dodger blue, but rather a lighter color with a matte finish… I suspect he forgot his own helmet in L.A., and so a Mariner helmet was spray-painted solid blue in a lame attempt to pass off as an actual Dodger helmet. Anyone else notice this?[/quote]

    wow steve!

    thanks for that link (i totally should have gotten with you and larry on this post) —

    but to answer your question about the helmet — in post #27 (thanks, larry) he asked that very same question

    /another UW mystery deepens

  • Ricko | April 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    Manslaughter is not the charge.
    From Fox Sports…

    “A 22-year-old man accused of running a red light while drunk, causing the crash that killed Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people, has been charged with murder.

    “Andrew Thomas Gallo has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court in Fullerton in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, on Tuesday (EST).

    “Gallo is accused of driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, running a red light and slamming into a sports car carrying four people, including Adenhart.

    “Gallo was also charged with felony fleeing the scene of a collision involving death, driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 causing injury.

    “The charges include a sentencing enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury.

    “Gallo, whom authorities said had a suspended licence due to a 2006 drink-driving conviction, faces a maximum sentence of 54 years and eight months to life in prison.”

    —Ricko

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”322796″]Thanks everyone – I stand corrected on the Mizuno vs. Karhu thing.[/quote]

    No prob! And you learned me somethin’ too. Like that someone still doin’ the Mizuno M!

  • Dylan | April 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”322798″]Manslaughter is not the charge.
    From Fox Sports…

    “A 22-year-old man accused of running a red light while drunk, causing the crash that killed Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people, has been charged with murder.

    “Andrew Thomas Gallo has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court in Fullerton in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, on Tuesday (EST).

    “Gallo is accused of driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, running a red light and slamming into a sports car carrying four people, including Adenhart.

    “Gallo was also charged with felony fleeing the scene of a collision involving death, driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 causing injury.

    “The charges include a sentencing enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury.

    “Gallo, whom authorities said had a suspended licence due to a 2006 drink-driving conviction, faces a maximum sentence of 54 years and eight months to life in prison.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    my mistake then
    dylan

  • Squiddie | April 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    The Famous Chicken has a photo up on his site with Pete Rose at the ASG.

    You can see it here.

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals http://www.tristarpr...
    • Expos http://azdiamondhack...
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad) https://www.mearsonl...
    • Phillies http://zembla.cement...
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white sanitaries) http://www.thatsmybo...
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals http://pro.corbis.co...
    • Twins http://4.bp.blogspot...
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful) http://cardboardgods...

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)[/quote]

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    • Bad Royals link (Bo Jackson looked terrific) Here’s Freddy Patek http://i5.ebayimg.co...

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”322798″]Manslaughter is not the charge.
    From Fox Sports…

    “Gallo, whom authorities said had a suspended licence due to a 2006 drink-driving conviction, faces a maximum sentence of 54 years and eight months to life in prison.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    How does it go? “Fool me once shame on you…fool me twice and its 54 years to life”. No joke here, lock him up and throw away the key.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”322804″]• Bad Royals link (Bo Jackson looked terrific) Here’s Freddy Patek http://i5.ebayimg.co...

    absolutely one of my all time favorite powder blues

    /and flip…ME LIKES that idea of an all powder blues column — if you’re interested in assisting shoot me a line
    //that offer goes for ANYONE, btw

  • tom farley | April 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    Interesting old pic of the GW football team this morning on Shorpy. Paul will dig the sweaters.
    I love all the Shorpy photos. I would also love to know why GW posed for its team photo in a lumber yard.

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.
    Lwiedy, the Pilots’ unis were great! I love all the accents: the scrambled eggs on the cap, the logo’s merger of pilots’ wings and ship’s wheel.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”322803″][quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)[/quote]

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.[/quote]

    here is my #2:
    http://www.sportsart...

  • tom farley | April 11, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    Home uni. Gene Brabender at Sicks Stadium:

    http://www.brandx.ne...

    Away:
    http://www.mitchella...

    I love that “Seattle” font. The Brewers kept it. albeit in upper case, after the move.

    http://www.baseballt...

  • NickBob | April 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    1000 Guilts? This Seattle native has to ask WTF you are talking about. We’re the most unchurched part of the country, so by the measure of sin we have a whole lot less to account for.

  • tom farley | April 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    Well, not the exact same font from Pilots to Brewers, is it? In any event, it was distinctive. Like or dislike, at least it wasn’t like everybody else’s. So there’s that.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”322804″]• Bad Royals link (Bo Jackson looked terrific) Here’s Freddy Patek http://i5.ebayimg.co...

    Love Freddie’s blue glove. And here’s one that I’m not sure Ricko even knows. Freddie & Cookie both had ‘em and they were from a company call Goodwin. Slightly better look:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”322810″]1000 Guilts? This Seattle native has to ask WTF you are talking about. We’re the most unchurched part of the country, so by the measure of sin we have a whole lot less to account for.[/quote]

    lol…see post #12…or google the title (or smashing pumpkins lyrics)

    /had nothing to do with the venue, but rather the year

  • LarryB | April 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    Todays Shorpy phopt of GWU in 1905. Note the guywith hat and STL lettering

  • Kellan | April 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

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

    I think this is a great Pete Rose/Chicken moment…

  • LarryB | April 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    That was a Shorpy photo not a phopt

    Ahhh the 1979 World Series. I was at the Friday night game 3 which the Orioles won 8-4.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322813″][quote comment=”322810″]1000 Guilts? This Seattle native has to ask WTF you are talking about. We’re the most unchurched part of the country, so by the measure of sin we have a whole lot less to account for.[/quote]

    lol…see post #12…or google the title (or smashing pumpkins lyrics)

    /had nothing to do with the venue, but rather the year[/quote]

    Thanks for the clarification. I understood neither the headline or post #12 :-)

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”322816″]That was a Shorpy photo not a phopt

    Ahhh the 1979 World Series. I was at the Friday night game 3 which the Orioles won 8-4.[/quote]

    IIRC, one of the coldest, wettest Series ever.

  • Tim | April 11, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”322805″][quote comment=”322798″]Manslaughter is not the charge.
    From Fox Sports…

    “Gallo, whom authorities said had a suspended licence due to a 2006 drink-driving conviction, faces a maximum sentence of 54 years and eight months to life in prison.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    How does it go? “Fool me once shame on you…fool me twice and its 54 years to life”. No joke here, lock him up and throw away the key.[/quote]

    If you take emotion out of the equation, which admittedly is difficult to do, J.D.’s analysis in post #36 is correct. As the law is codified, what the driver committed was manslaughter, not murder. You can argue about a lot of things, but you can’t argue about what is on the books.

    On the other hand, drunk driving has become one of those crimes where the punishment simply doesn’t fit the crime. It’s the reverse of the Rockefeller drug laws; whereby a growing number of citizens feel that the Rockefeller laws treat some drug offenses too harshly, a growing number of citizens feel that the laws on the books for drunk driving don’t treat drunk drivers harsh enough. And the outrage grows when you have a situation, like here, where he drunk driver has done it before.

    Keeping it somewhat sports-oriented, look at Leonard Little. He drove drunk, killed a woman, and blew a .19 when the legal limit was .08. He received 90 days in jail, 4 years probation and 1000 hours of joke, er, community service. So what did he do? He went out and got caught speeding and driving drunk again 6 years later (although he was acquitted of the drunk driving charge despite failing THREE sobriety tests).

    The bottom line is that THE PEOPLE who are supposed to be protected by THE LAW are sick and tired of the slaps on the wrist that drunk drivers get. They destroy lives and in some cases suffer little, if any, consequences. Suspending licenses and installing breathalyzer devices on cars DOESN’T WORK. (Whether alcohol counseling will make a dent in, if not necessarily solve, the problem is a worthy point for debate, but not one that I care to get into right now).

    I’m not quite sure who started this trend of charging drunk drivers with murder; I know here in NY, the Nassau County DA prosecuted a case and got a conviction for murder on a drunk driver, a conviction which looks like it’s going to stand. And I’m only speaking for myself, but you know what? If a jury of someone’s peers is willing to look and listen to the evidence and say, what you committed was murder and you deserve to be punished for murder, not manslaughter, then God bless ’em. As far as I’m concerned, there are more worthy people to worry about than a guy who decides to drive drunk (you want mens rea? There it is), mows down someone and then complains because he’s going to jail for a long time instead of getting slapped on the wrist for it. Boo-friggin’-hoo.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”322819″][quote comment=”322805″][quote comment=”322798″]Manslaughter is not the charge.
    From Fox Sports…

    “Gallo, whom authorities said had a suspended licence due to a 2006 drink-driving conviction, faces a maximum sentence of 54 years and eight months to life in prison.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    How does it go? “Fool me once shame on you…fool me twice and its 54 years to life”. No joke here, lock him up and throw away the key.[/quote]

    If you take emotion out of the equation, which admittedly is difficult to do, J.D.’s analysis in post #36 is correct. As the law is codified, what the driver committed was manslaughter, not murder. You can argue about a lot of things, but you can’t argue about what is on the books.

    On the other hand, drunk driving has become one of those crimes where the punishment simply doesn’t fit the crime. It’s the reverse of the Rockefeller drug laws; whereby a growing number of citizens feel that the Rockefeller laws treat some drug offenses too harshly, a growing number of citizens feel that the laws on the books for drunk driving don’t treat drunk drivers harsh enough. And the outrage grows when you have a situation, like here, where he drunk driver has done it before.

    Keeping it somewhat sports-oriented, look at Leonard Little. He drove drunk, killed a woman, and blew a .19 when the legal limit was .08. He received 90 days in jail, 4 years probation and 1000 hours of joke, er, community service. So what did he do? He went out and got caught speeding and driving drunk again 6 years later (although he was acquitted of the drunk driving charge despite failing THREE sobriety tests).

    The bottom line is that THE PEOPLE who are supposed to be protected by THE LAW are sick and tired of the slaps on the wrist that drunk drivers get. They destroy lives and in some cases suffer little, if any, consequences. Suspending licenses and installing breathalyzer devices on cars DOESN’T WORK. (Whether alcohol counseling will make a dent in, if not necessarily solve, the problem is a worthy point for debate, but not one that I care to get into right now).

    I’m not quite sure who started this trend of charging drunk drivers with murder; I know here in NY, the Nassau County DA prosecuted a case and got a conviction for murder on a drunk driver, a conviction which looks like it’s going to stand. And I’m only speaking for myself, but you know what? If a jury of someone’s peers is willing to look and listen to the evidence and say, what you committed was murder and you deserve to be punished for murder, not manslaughter, then God bless ’em. As far as I’m concerned, there are more worthy people to worry about than a guy who decides to drive drunk (you want mens rea? There it is), mows down someone and then complains because he’s going to jail for a long time instead of getting slapped on the wrist for it. Boo-friggin’-hoo.[/quote]

    I guess all I was trying to say is that before one is caught, there is a feeling that “this can’t happen to me”. I have driven drunk on occasion and by the grace of God, never suffered the consequences. It’s is simply the reason I do not drink now.

    From all I have heard, the process to detangle one’s self from a first time offense is enough to never chance it a second. Obviously, it does happen but whatever bad happens after one should know better does not concern me in the slightest.

  • Michael Emody | April 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”322808″][quote comment=”322803″][quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)[/quote]

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.[/quote]

    here is my #2:
    http://www.sportsart...

    Ahhh, people never learn… the White Sox road uni with the white stirrups was gray. Not powder blue. Don’t bother linking the baseball card. It’s grey.

  • NickBob | April 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Oh, the Pumpkins. Never liked them much. It does invoke the Kingdome nicely though. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”322821″][quote comment=”322808″][quote comment=”322803″][quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)[/quote]

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.[/quote]

    here is my #2:
    http://www.sportsart...

    Ahhh, people never learn… the White Sox road uni with the white stirrups was gray. Not powder blue. Don’t bother linking the baseball card. It’s grey.[/quote]

    Oh yeah, and the 1970 Sox were navy blue (for Ricko) ;-)

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”322821″]Ahhh, people never learn… the White Sox road uni with the white stirrups was gray. Not powder blue. Don’t bother linking the baseball card. It’s grey.[/quote]

    but it sure was purdy…even in gray

  • u2-horn | April 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    Lots of Rangers are wearing the Elmer Fudd today in Detroit.

  • u2-horn | April 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    Also, Salty is indeed wearing the brim forward for the day game.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”322815″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxy01Zh1quQ

    I think this is a great Pete Rose/Chicken moment…[/quote]

    HO-LEE SHIRT! Pete would have been better off standing on a street corner begging for nickels than doing that. Only thing better is if they had Ray Fosse do the deed.

  • Bob A | April 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”322818″][quote comment=”322816″]That was a Shorpy photo not a phopt

    Ahhh the 1979 World Series. I was at the Friday night game 3 which the Orioles won 8-4.[/quote]

    IIRC, one of the coldest, wettest Series ever.[/quote]
    And whats worse… the wrong team won. :-[

  • Aram | April 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    Fun little uni-detail I noticed at the University of Michigan spring football game today: instead of conventional red no-contact jerseys, QB’s and other no-contact guys had regular Michigan white away jerseys with red numbers and NNOB. Kind of bizarre to see Michigan guys out there in the winged helmets with bright red numbers.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”322828″][quote comment=”322818″][quote comment=”322816″]That was a Shorpy photo not a phopt

    Ahhh the 1979 World Series. I was at the Friday night game 3 which the Orioles won 8-4.[/quote]

    IIRC, one of the coldest, wettest Series ever.[/quote]
    And whats worse… the wrong team won. :-[[/quote]

    The O’s did let that one get away.

  • Mary | April 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322774″]I’m not trying to get into politics, but the repeated references to the Adenhart “murder” force me to say something.

    Murder charges, like any other crime, require mens rea. If you want to argue that by getting drunk and getting behind the wheel, the driver implicitly assumed the risk that he might kill someone, then make drunk driving punishable by life in prison (or the death penalty, if you want to go there). I’d say that few people would want to take that step.

    Adenhart’s death is a horrible tragedy, to be sure, and the last thing I’m trying to do is excuse the driver’s actions. But let’s say the driver had caused the accident, and miraculously everyone walked away unhurt. Did the driver do anything different? Of course not.

    If you want to make the driver responsible for the death, some sort of manslaughter charge makes sense, but not murder. The charge of manslaughter is designed to deal with situations where the accused performed a dangerous action, but didn’t intend to kill anybody. That seems to fit this situation pretty well.

    We’re all shocked and saddened by Adenhart’s death. But let’s not sensationalize it by calling it murder.[/quote]

    tell that to the parents of 20 year old CSUF student Courtney Stewart, 22 Year old Nick Adenhart, and 25 year old law student Henry Pearson.

  • Stuby | April 11, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”322828″][quote comment=”322818″][quote comment=”322816″]That was a Shorpy photo not a phopt

    Ahhh the 1979 World Series. I was at the Friday night game 3 which the Orioles won 8-4.[/quote]

    IIRC, one of the coldest, wettest Series ever.[/quote]
    And whats worse… the wrong team won. :-[[/quote]
    That additional 4 year wait for the O’s to win it all must’ve been rough :^J

  • Patrick in MI | April 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    Detroit Red Wings wearing their “Winter Classic” jerseys today against the Blackhawks. Chicago is forced to wear their home reds. Perhaps the ‘Hawks will wear their Classic jerseys tomorrow on their end of the home-and-home?

  • Flip | April 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”322823″][quote comment=”322821″][quote comment=”322808″][quote comment=”322803″][quote comment=”322795″]A blog entry on powder blues would be kind of sweet, especially given the retro and thowback rage. (Then again, I might have missed one.) Powder blue worked then because of the tight-fitting uniforms of the era. Imagine CC Sabathia wearing powder blues!
    Here are my hits:
    • Royals
    • Expos
    • Braves (so-so, but not entirely bad)
    • Phillies
    • White Sox (especially w/ their white stirrups)
    • Mariners
    And my errors:
    • Cardinals
    • Twins
    • Rangers (those football-esque stripes were awful)[/quote]

    Pilots/Brewers. Pilots road (with cap) is my favorite uni all-time. Please try not to laugh too loud.[/quote]

    here is my #2:
    http://www.sportsart...

    Ahhh, people never learn… the White Sox road uni with the white stirrups was gray. Not powder blue. Don’t bother linking the baseball card. It’s grey.[/quote]

    Oh yeah, and the 1970 Sox were navy blue (for Ricko) ;-)[/quote]
    OK, how ’bout these? http://exhibits.base... and I thought these went with the blue sanitaries http://www.fansedge.... My bad.

  • Michael Emody | April 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    Correct. Those are both powder blue. The second one had navy socks with 2 or 3 white stripes.

  • db | April 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    Those A’s socks look green to me. Maybe I’m tricking myself into thinking they are the same color as the green in the jerseys, but I really don’t think those are black socks…

    As for the Red Sox, they look like shit. Just like they will when they wear those stupid ass gray road jerseys tonight.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”322836″]Those A’s socks look green to me. Maybe I’m tricking myself into thinking they are the same color as the green in the jerseys, but I really don’t think those are black socks…

    As for the Red Sox, they look like shit. Just like they will when they wear those stupid ass gray road jerseys tonight.[/quote]

    i’ll try to track down add’l a’s photos, cuz i want to believe their leggings weren’t black…but from that one pic i posted, they sure looked that way

    as far as the sawks, what, this isn’t a good look?

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    ok…here is the original getty image (only one i could find showing stirrup’ed As for the moment)…

    the player (name not visible) to the far left, who is wearing actual stirrups (not just leggings) does appear to have extremely dark green (but not black) stirrups and sleeves, especially as compared to his teammates further down the line (whose green appears much lighter)…i wouldn’t conclusively say it’s not black, but now im leaning decidedly away from that conclusion

  • DjBabiuk | April 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    Love those Red Wings throwbacks. Good to see them wearing them again.

    Also nice to see some links to Puck Daddy, great blog.

    Also been fun to watch the Jays so far this year, but I’m still waiting for the powder blues.

  • db | April 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=\”322837\”][quote comment=\”322836\”]Those A\’s socks look green to me. Maybe I\’m tricking myself into thinking they are the same color as the green in the jerseys, but I really don\’t think those are black socks…

    As for the Red Sox, they look like shit. Just like they will when they wear those stupid ass gray road jerseys tonight.[/quote]

    i\’ll try to track down add\’l a\’s photos, cuz i want to believe their leggings weren\’t black…but from that one pic i posted, they sure looked that way

    as far as the sawks, what, this isn\’t a good look?[/quote]
    The hat may actually work as an alternate, I don\’t mind the two \”sox\” look, but I think I wore that same jersey in little league. There is no reason for a team like the Red Sox to have an alternate uniform of any color unless it is a throwback or a \”faux back,\” which is what the new road jerseys should be- alternates.

  • Jon in SLC | April 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    I’m not sure if it’s been posted already – but the Salt Lake Bees (PCL team that Ardenhart played for last year) will wear a patch for him all season as well. Similar to the big league club.

    http://extras.sltrib...

  • db | April 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”322838″]ok…here is the original getty image (only one i could find showing stirrup’ed As for the moment)…

    the player (name not visible) to the far left, who is wearing actual stirrups (not just leggings) does appear to have extremely dark green (but not black) stirrups and sleeves, especially as compared to his teammates further down the line (whose green appears much lighter)…i wouldn’t conclusively say it’s not black, but now im leaning decidedly away from that conclusion[/quote]
    They do look a lot darker in the photo, but I can’t really tell if it is a black or dark green. Then again, if the green looks black even tho it is still green, does that make it right?

  • Jon in SLC | April 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    Sorry – make that Adenhart.

  • Squiddie | April 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    ESPN has a photo up of Alexi Castilla wearing a full hood in last night’s game against the White Sox. How cold was it last night?

  • Kek | April 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    Yes, Phil, I did cap that ’79 series: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Also, regarding the Chicken, I believe that logo is the logo of the Chicken. There was also a time when the name was changed from the San Diego Chicken to simply “The Chicken”. He was never really the mascot officially of any SD team if I’m not mistaken. I think the guy that did him emerged the character as more of a national mascot, hence his showing up in Seattle (and minor league parks all over the country.

    Maybe it’s because it’s what I grew up with, but I always liked the powder blues over grays, whether blue was the base color or not. Obviously it would never have worked with clubs like SD, Houston, Pittsburgh, etc, but I thought it was OK with red/burgundy.

  • Michael Wing | April 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    ** Back in 1979, the San Diego Chicken was popular … Even the Kid seems amused by his antics (and what’s that jersey the Chicken is wearing?).

    The jersey had his own logo. The Chicken was originally named “The KGB Chicken” — no, not for the Soviet spy agency, but a San Diego radio station which sponsored him. The mascot and the station parted ways when the Chicken started to become famous on his own, and wanted to do more gigs.

  • Stuby | April 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”322845″]Yes, Phil, I did cap that ’79 series: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Also, regarding the Chicken, I believe that logo is the logo of the Chicken. There was also a time when the name was changed from the San Diego Chicken to simply “The Chicken”. He was never really the mascot officially of any SD team if I’m not mistaken. I think the guy that did him emerged the character as more of a national mascot, hence his showing up in Seattle (and minor league parks all over the country.

    Maybe it’s because it’s what I grew up with, but I always liked the powder blues over grays, whether blue was the base color or not. Obviously it would never have worked with clubs like SD, Houston, Pittsburgh, etc, but I thought it was OK with red/burgundy.[/quote]
    Kek, the original KGB Chicken was a radio station promotion (kinda like the WKRP Carp). Here’s an article from 1978 written by THE Jack Murphy about how the Chicken was almost lured away by Ted Turner.

    http://www.famouschi...

    And a wiki-chicken entry…

    http://www.americola...

    I remember seeing a profile about him on ‘Real People’ in the ’70s. What a great show that was.

  • Michael Wing | April 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    And re powder blues…. They certainly were ubiquitous back then. I would agree that the “less-blue” teams looked kind of funny in them, but I wouldn’t put the Cards at the top of the list. In B.C. (Before Computer) days, when not-always-accurate magazine photos and TV pictures were all we had for reference, I actually thought that teams like the Twins wore BLACK. Their powder-blues, then, looked weird.

    Agreed, however, about the TV numbers. Cards moved a number to the sleeve when they took it off the front for a few years. To me, it always looked incomplete, and I was glad they moved it back a few years later.

    Finally, about the Pilots: I got a laugh from the example shown of their away jersey. I really liked it, too, when it came out; I was all of 12 years old at the time. But #56 belonged to none other than Jim Bouton, whose feelings about the uni were made very clear in Ball Four. (In a game against his former team, the Yankees, he said that “we look like g–d— clowns.”) Oh, well….

  • Paul Lukas | April 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    This just in from A’s equippy Steve Vucinich: Last night’s socks were NOT black.

    He also says today’s starting pitcher, Josh Outman, is wearing Wimberly-style stirrups. No pics yet, and that game is blacked out on MLB.TV, so I can’t get a screen shot until the game’s over. Stand by….

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”322845″]Yes, Phil, I did cap that ’79 series: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Also, regarding the Chicken, I believe that logo is the logo of the Chicken. There was also a time when the name was changed from the San Diego Chicken to simply “The Chicken”. [/quote]

    At some point, he “glossed” himself “The Famous Chicken”

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”322850″][quote comment=”322845″]Yes, Phil, I did cap that ’79 series: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Also, regarding the Chicken, I believe that logo is the logo of the Chicken. There was also a time when the name was changed from the San Diego Chicken to simply “The Chicken”. [/quote]

    At some point, he “glossed” himself “The Famous Chicken”[/quote]

    I guess as far a chickens go, he was that.

  • Mike | April 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    Softball masks go Hollywood: http://www.wwtdd.com...

  • Jerry | April 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322752″]Pete Rose simply did not have his road jersey packed for the ’79 ASG and was forced to wear the BP jersey.

    This ASG was the second in which a patch was worn by the host team – San Diego the year before was the first. The Mariners turned the ASG patch into a regularly worn sleeve patch the next season. Since then, only in the strike season of ’81 and in 1985 has the host team, Cleveland and Minnesota respectively, not worn an ASG patch during the season they hosted the game.[/quote]

    Some would say that the Mariners uniforms from 1979-the mid 80’s (with the trident in the star) was an entire uniform dedicated to the All-Star game at the Kingdome in 1979.

  • JeffB | April 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    What the hell is wrong with TV numbers on a baseball jersey?

    If it’s good enough for Nellie Fox, it’s good enough for you.

    http://spln.imageg.n...

  • Michael Wing | April 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”322854″]What the hell is wrong with TV numbers on a baseball jersey?

    If it’s good enough for Nellie Fox, it’s good enough for you.

    http://spln.imageg.n...

    To clarify my opinion: Nothing wrong with the ChiSox (or the Tigers) from the sleeve number. To me, it just seemed like the Cardinal one was an aesthetic step down from having it on the lower left front.

  • jesse | April 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm |

    Phil, re: comment 99, the Sox blue alts are terrible, especially with BLUE sox. Alt cap is ok.

  • Michael Emody | April 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”322854″]What the hell is wrong with TV numbers on a baseball jersey?

    If it’s good enough for Nellie Fox, it’s good enough for you.

    http://spln.imageg.n...

    Funny you should mention (and post a pic of) the Nellie Fox M&N road jersey. I got one for Christmas, and – do the numbers look too thin to you? I’m thinking of buying some black felt and DIYing more accurate 2’s. I can’t expect N&N to get the back number right- since the Sox used that really small font when they started putting names on the jerseys. But the tv number- most photos show the number to be much thicker. What do you think?
    And does anyone have a suggestion for felt/numbering sources?

  • Nick | April 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    Celebrity Uni Gossip! Check out this weird facemask that Reese Witherspoon wore to field softballs: http://www.wwtdd.com...

  • JTH | April 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”322833″]Detroit Red Wings wearing their “Winter Classic” jerseys today against the Blackhawks. Chicago is forced to wear their home reds. Perhaps the ‘Hawks will wear their Classic jerseys tomorrow on their end of the home-and-home?[/quote]
    I was wondering the same thing.

    Well, first I wondered if this is the only time since the Winter Classic that the Wings have worn those unis. Or have they worn them as an alt at other times this season.

    Wow. A penalty shot with 27.6 seconds remaining? Yes, it was the correct call but somehow, I doubt that call would have been made if this was a meaningful game for either team.

  • Lwiedy | April 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |

    Well, if you don’t like that the Red Sox dumped the red outline on numbers and letters, just wait 20 years or so, it’ll change:
    1968: http://exhibits.base...
    1969: http://exhibits.base...
    1989: http://exhibits.base...
    1990: http://exhibits.base...

  • SEL | April 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    Why on earth would you take a shot at a person obviously broken up over a person’s death? Sure, Boras is a tough agent, but he’s human as well. Very unseemly for you to make such a comment right after Adenhart’s death. Shame on you.

  • =bg= | April 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”322849″]This just in from A’s equippy Steve Vucinich: Last night’s socks were NOT black.

    He also says today’s starting pitcher, Josh Outman, is wearing Wimberly-style stirrups. No pics yet, and that game is blacked out on MLB.TV, so I can’t get a screen shot until the game’s over. Stand by….[/quote]

    Huh..can’t see it here in Bay Area either. And they show EVERY game.

  • =bg= | April 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    What’s the V on Tiger’s hat for? Glad you asked.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm |

    gray sawks 1

    gray sawks 2

    *EDIT: gray sawx with blue sox…something just not right about this look

  • Joe F | April 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm |

    all police departments wear a black band over their badges for 30 days after a officer for theyre department or surrounding department is killed while on duty.

  • morningrise | April 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”322825″]Lots of Rangers are wearing the Elmer Fudd today in Detroit.[/quote]

    The sad part is it was 50 degrees at 3:00pm.

  • Mike Engle | April 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”322864″]gray sawks 1

    gray sawks 2

    *EDIT: gray sawx with blue sox…something just not right about this look[/quote]
    Wow, those socks don’t match the sleeve patch!
    Bring back the spiffy stirrups, please! (Or at least have custom soccer socks with the same pattern, if Varitek must have his soccer socks.)
    Boston’s striped socks > Boston’s red socks > Boston’s navy socks. End of story.

  • Teebz | April 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”322861″]Why on earth would you take a shot at a person obviously broken up over a person’s death? Sure, Boras is a tough agent, but he’s human as well. Very unseemly for you to make such a comment right after Adenhart’s death. Shame on you.[/quote]

    “Next question.”

    C’mon, man. Boras is a prick. The fact that he shed a tear makes him a little more human than android, soul-crushing, prick “superagent” that he seems.

    Lighten up, Susan. If you don’t like it, don’t point it out.

  • Tim | April 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”322861″]Why on earth would you take a shot at a person obviously broken up over a person’s death? Sure, Boras is a tough agent, but he’s human as well. Very unseemly for you to make such a comment right after Adenhart’s death. Shame on you.[/quote]

    I personally thought Scott Boras was broken up over the fact that he would never get a huge payday off of Nick Adenhart. Unseemly? Yes, but then so is Scott Boras, so I guess it all balances out.

    And claiming that Scott Boras is human? I find that offensive……

  • JTH | April 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322867″]
    Wow, those socks don’t match the sleeve patch![/quote]
    Now where have I seen that before?

  • LarryB | April 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    Gee tough loss for the Miami Redhawks. I was watching some of the game as well as the Blue Jackets on the free NHL channels.

    To be up 3-1 with a minute or so left. Sheesh.

  • LI Phil | April 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    sori about that crew fans

  • skott daltonic | April 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    wow.

    the college hockey playoffs were incredible…so many comebacks and great games.

    fantastic. B.U.!

    boston does it all!

    i don’t mind the blue sox. don’t love ’em, just like them okay…

  • scott | April 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”322871″]Gee tough loss for the Miami Redhawks. I was watching some of the game as well as the Blue Jackets on the free NHL channels.

    To be up 3-1 with a minute or so left. Sheesh.[/quote]

    It’s called choking.

  • Johnny O | April 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”322872″]sori about that crew fans[/quote]

    Not cool, Phil. Not cool.

    One oddity from the game tonight. Dave Bush hit Cubs backup catcher Koyie Hill on his foot during his first at bat. The next time up, there was a huge hole in Hill’s shoe with his toes sticking out. I don’t know if he fixed it or got new spikes later in the game. But doesn’t that got to feel weird to have a hole in your cleat? Nice New Balance kicks though…

    http://i147.photobuc...

  • Mike Engle | April 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”322870″][quote comment=”322867″]
    Wow, those socks don’t match the sleeve patch![/quote]
    Now where have I seen that before?[/quote]
    I had a feeling somebody would bring that up…
    I don’t know what to tell you. The White Sox have a good look, considering white socks probably wouldn’t fly today, and would definitely suck with pinstriped pants. And at least the Chicago sleeve patch has a lot of black in it…to match the socks.
    It’s not a double standard, it’s Chicago’s road outfit being A LOT better than Boston’s.

  • mike 2 | April 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    I know I don’t have much credibility left today after misidentifying Mizunos as Karhus, but here I go again.

    I ran across a discussion of DUI murder on another site where a poster helpfully pointed out that a death caused by a drunk driver may be prosecuted in California as a second-degree murder – its called a “Watson murder” after the case in which the California supreme court specifically permitted it.

    Quoting from another website now:

    The California Supreme Court allows the prosecution of what have become known as a “Watson Murder.” This can be charged when a person does “an act, the natural consequences of which are dangerous to life, which was deliberately performed by a person who knows that his conduct endangers the life of another and who acts with conscious disregard for life.” A person convicted of DUI murder is sentenced to prison for 15 years to life.

    Watson murders are usually charged only in the most extreme circumstances, for example when a repeat DUI offender was heavily intoxicated and driving very recklessly. The prosecutor must show that the driver had a special knowledge or appreciation of the dangers of drunk driving. For this, the district attorney usually points to the fact that the defendant suffered a prior DUI conviction, and attended an alcohol awareness class

  • JTH | April 11, 2009 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”322876″][quote comment=”322870″][quote comment=”322867″]
    Wow, those socks don’t match the sleeve patch![/quote]
    Now where have I seen that before?[/quote]
    I had a feeling somebody would bring that up…
    I don’t know what to tell you. The White Sox have a good look, considering white socks probably wouldn’t fly today, and would definitely suck with pinstriped pants. And at least the Chicago sleeve patch has a lot of black in it…to match the socks.
    It’s not a double standard, it’s Chicago’s road outfit being A LOT better than Boston’s.[/quote]
    Well, considering that they stopped wearing white socks about 60 years ago (with a few exceptions — most notably this magnificent trainwreck, of course), they’ve probably worn colored hosiery for a bigger chunk of their history than they have the white.

  • LarryB | April 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”322874″][quote comment=”322871″]Gee tough loss for the Miami Redhawks. I was watching some of the game as well as the Blue Jackets on the free NHL channels.

    To be up 3-1 with a minute or so left. Sheesh.[/quote]

    It’s called choking.[/quote]

    they sure did that.

  • Eric Romain | April 12, 2009 at 2:04 am |

    Just got back from my one red wings game of the year. Boy was I treated to a special uni game. The wings wearing non-standard unis for only the second time in the last 15 years. Too bad i also got to see the worst penalty shot call i’ve ever seen.

  • scott | April 12, 2009 at 6:06 am |

    Add the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to the minor league affiliates with their parent team’s logo on their uniform sleeves. A small circle containing “KC” is on the left shoulder.