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Para el Cinco de Mayo: Los Uniformes de Béisbol

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[Editor’s Note: Phil asked if he could make a rare weekday appearance today, so I’m giving him the keys. I’ll check in after the lead entry. — PL]

By Phil Hecken

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In the past, Major League Baseball has “honored” this holiday by outfitting some teams in Latino heritage jerseys, some of which have been more successful than others. But the usual approach of putting “Los” in front of the team’s name (which PL has written about before) is so lazy and unimaginative. Another example of marketing gimmicks gone horribly wrong, almost offensively wrong.

So today I’m joined by UW Graphic Artist Paul Soto — a Mexican-American himself — who’s come up with some much better designs that MLB teams should use should they wish to acknowledge and honor their Spanish-speaking (or even non-Spanish) fans. Here, I’ll let him explain:

As a Mexican American I feel cheated by the NBA’s “Noche Latino” promotion. I personally know that many Latinos do tend to refer to their teams in “Spanglish” by placing “Los” before the English nickname. But others do recognize the teams in their translated form. When we’re being honored, I feel that the nicknames should be fully translated…where applicable.

The MLB curently has five teams that wear special jerseys with Spanish nicknames: the Mariners (Marineros), Brewers (Cerveceros), Giants (Gigantes), Mets (Los Mets), and Rangers (Los Rangers). Okay, so you can’t really do much with the Mets’ name, because Metropolitanos is too long, but I’ve figured out an interesting approach to that, as you’ll see.

I would love to see the MLB do a “Latin Week” where every team’s nickname is en español. Granted, some team names cannot be translated because they’re already simplified in English (Astros and Rockies, e.g.). They’ll have to stick to the “Los” approach.

What follows then, are some absolutely outstanding conceptual approaches Paulie has created for Major League Baseball teams to consider whenever they’d like to make a diligent and respectful attempt to honor and support the Latino community (and maybe move some quality merchandise in the process). Let’s take a look:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Paulie’s come up with two possible uniform iterations for the D-Backs: “Diamantes,” which basically translates to “diamonds” in English and “Vivoras”, which is a rough translation for rattlesnakes (which is what the name “Diamondbacks” referred to in the first place). He elaborates: “‘Diamondbacks’ is a simplified English name and really doesn’t have a translation. But I did find some who referred to them as ‘Vivoras’ and ‘Diamantes.'”

Atlanta Braves: Fairly straightforward, Paulie has created the “Bravos”.

Boston Red Sox: A very nice effort here, I really think this is sharp. And, given that the Red Sox have already worn six different uniform combinations this season, adding the “Medias Rojas” to the mix for a game or two would be a wonderful tip of the cap to the Latino population of New England.

Chicago Cubs: Paul has come up with the “Cachorros” for his hometown lads. The cachorros roughly translates to “cubs” or “pups,” and would be a fine one- or two-game edition of the beautiful Cubs home uniform.

Chicago White Sox: Heading to the south side of Chicago, we find Paulie has created the “Medias Blancas”, in a gorgeous Olde English font in classic White Sox style and colors.

Cincinnati Reds: A fairly straightforward translation of “Reds,” Mr. Soto has designated the “Rojos” as the uniform for the Cincinnati ball club should they decide to honor the Latino heritage and baseball fans in the Queen City.

Cleveland Indians: Another fairly straightforward jersey, like the Braves, here are the “Indios”.

Detroit Tigers: While this one is also straightforward, replacing the Olde English “D” with the “Tigres” wordmark gives this beautiful jersey a great look.

Kansas City Royals: Nice treatment here with the use of “Reales” to replace “Royals” in this conceptualization.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: What better tribute could a team that plays in “Los Angeles” have than to use a Spanish wordmark on their jerseys? What’s that? They don’t actually play in Los Angleles? No matter, the “Angelinos” could still play in Anaheim and look fine in these unis.

Minnesota Twins: This is definitely one of the cooler looking uniforms when translated for the Latino audience. But does the underline on “Mellizos” have the same effect as the underline of “win” in “Twins”?

New York Mets: While the “Mets” is itself a shortening for “Metropolitans” (or “New York Metropolitan Baseball Club”), Paulie has come up with the “Metros” for this team (and it sure beats the hell out of “Los” Mets). Paulie explains: “What if the Mets wore ‘Metros?’ A ‘Metro’ is the train station. Trains/public transportation is so vital to New York so I think it works well, no?”

New York Yankees: Moving from Queens to the Bronx, Paulie actually has created two possible uniforms for the Yanks: “Yanquis” using their “road” font and a second “Yanquis”, using a font similar to that seen here, and actually used here. Nice stuff.

Oakland Athletics: Pretty basic turning of “Athletics” into “Atléticos”.

Philadelphia Phillies: Paulie has placed your defending World Series Champions in these “Filis” unis. Hey, if they can’t put “WFC” on there, this is the next best thing.

Pittsburgh Pirates: If the Steel City were ever to decide to pick up on the Latino Heritage thing, the “Piratas” would have this uniform to don. I especially like the wordmark as shown in the ‘header’ of this paragraph.

St. Louis Cardinals: Another fine conceptualization, the “Cardenales” keeps the classic bird on bat while adjusting the red birds to their proper Spanish spelling.

Tampa Bay Rays: There are actually two wordmarks for the Rays, one ‘full’ and one a nickname. I have to think the longer one might be too ‘bulky’ for a major league uni, so it was good of Paul to provide us with a choice. Here’s how the “Rayas” would look in their Cinco de Mayo garb.

Texas Rangers: Another team to which Paulie has added a second wordmark, this is how the “Guardas” would appear on the diamond. Paulie explains further, “The Rangers in Spanish is ‘Guardabosques.’ It doesn’t quite sound as nice as Rangers does, not to mention it’s a long name, but how about if we shorten Guardabosques to ‘Guardas’? Now that is an informal second-person singular of guardar. It means to ‘save’ and ‘keep.’ It kinda works like the Texas Rangers, the law enforcement that is which is the inspiration to the teams name. I’m not saying the translation is correct but I just wanted to put it out there.”

Toronto Blue Jays: One of the greatest looking wordmarks of the entire group, here’s how the Toronto “Azulejos” might look when they take the field.

Washington Nationals: The DC team would be outfitted in these “Nactionales” duds for the 2010 Cinco de Mayo night. Unless, of course, the campaign to dump the current home uni succeeds. But that’s what they wear now, and that’s what Paulie has envisioned.

That’s all for the uniforms. But you’ll note that not every team was represented. That’s because, as Paulie noted earlier, there are a few teams that don’t translate well. But he did accomplish the amazing feat of creating jerseys for 21 of the 30 teams (plus there was no need to design anything for the Marineros, Cerveceros, or Gigantes, since they already Get It™, and then there’s one team whose name is already in Spanish).

Thanks, Paulie, for another outstanding job. What say you, Uni Watchers? Think MLB should wear these jerseys once or twice a year? I sure do.

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May Raffle: Paul here. Our friends at SoccerPro.com are back with another raffle, but this time it’s footwear-related: One lucky winner will be able to choose any pair of footwears (cleats, sandals, whatever) from the site’s extensive selection.

To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by this Thursday, May 7th, at 7pm eastern. One entry per person, except for Uni Watch membership program enrollees, who can send four entries. I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

I’m calling it an idea worth expanding: Our “I’m Calling It Shea” shirt (which is now available in 3X and 4X sizes, incidentally; remember, use the checkout code “uniwatch” for a 10% discount) has been wildly successful, with sales now numbering about 700. And we have an interesting promotion planned that should keep this project in the public eye a bit longer. More on that later.

Meanwhile, several of you have asked if we could make similar shirts for other cities and stadiums — “I’m Calling It the Jake” for Cleveland fans, for example. No Mas and I are definitely interested in doing this, but we’re not sure that we, as New Yorkers, are the best judges of which stadiums and arenas would be the best ones to focus on. So I’m asking you: Is there a particular “I’m Calling It [Whatever]” shirt you’d be interested in?

Remember, the theme here is our distaste for corporate-sponsored names. This can apply to facilities that were renamed (“I’m Calling It Skydome,” for example) or new corporate-named facilities that replaced non-corporate ones (“I’m Calling It Shea” falls into this category, and so would, say, “I’m Calling It Candlestick” or “I’m Calling It the Vet”). I’m not saying we’d necessarily do any of those hypothetical examples, because we don’t know if there would be much interest in any of them, but that’s where you come in. If there’s a specific “I’m Calling It [a non-douchebag name]” tee you’d be interested in, let me know. Thanks.

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Bobble Non-Update: Lots of you have expressed interest in Robert Marshall’s custom-painted bobblehead dolls. And your interest will soon be rewarded with lots of info on how you can acquire one of them — but not today. Stay tuned.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Scroll down to the “Factoid of the Week” item at the bottom of this page for an interesting note about the late Hank Stram (with thanks to Drew VanNess). … Brilliant concept by Steve Mandich, who’s amassed a collection of old MLB All-Star Game ballots. … Good photo finds in the U. of Washington archives (all courtesy of Jeremy Brahm): an early Japanese-American football team, and a button-on sleeve. … “The Eagles added Stacy Andrews this off-season, which means both he and his brother Shawn will be on the starting offensive line,” writes Ben Roth. “Judging by this photo, it appears they’ve opted against using an ‘ST’ or a ‘SH’ on the brothers’ NOBs.” … Remember that awesome “Casey at the Bat” baseball card project from yesterday’s Ticker? I misattributed it — credit should go to Giancarlo. Mea culpa. … “While perusing my archives the other day, I came across these,” writes Noel Basnight. “They’re not cards, but photos that appeared on the side of a cardboard box that was the packaging for a baseball glove, I believe around 1961. Guess which brand (hint: the finest in the field). Something about the photos attracted me, so I cut them off the box before it was discarded.” … Always fun to look at old ABA graphix. … Alan Borock was at Citizen’s Bank Park over the weekend. Fortunately for us, he was staring at some girl’s ass, which is where he spotted this. Here’s another view. … What’s worse than an af2 uniform? A pink af2 uniform (with “thanks” to Jeff Rinker). … Got a spare four grand? I wouldn’t recommend dropping it here, but that’s just me. … Very sad about Greg Page’s death, but is this the best boxing headline ever or what? … Saw an advance screening of this documentary yesterday (directed by the same guy who did Helvetica, which I know some of you saw and liked). Pretty good treatment of how the design process is all around us, whether we realize it or not. I had my quibbles, but overall it’s pretty good — recommended. … You have got to be kidding me (with thanks to Blain Fowler). … Why just kick your cap when you can use your cap as a bludgeon? (As spotted by Hugh McBride.) … While looking for something else, I came across this shot of Lastings Milledge playing at triple-A Syracuse. Anyone know what the giant memorial patch is for? … Angels in the outfield! Additional pics from the same photo shoot scattered though this gallery (with thanks to Kyle, who mentioned these in yesterday’s comments). … Hey, look, it’s the douchebagmobile (with thanks to Chris Flinn). … Yeah, all those no-hitters are nice, but the best thing about Patrick Schuster is that he wears stirrups (as noted by Greg Riffenburgh). … Looks like Mark Sanchez is enduring some rookie hazing (good spot by Brinke Guthrie). … Reprinted from last night’s comments: Alex Ovechkin was apparently wearing someone else’s helmet last night. … Also from last night: (1) What the hell is Big Ben doing? And (2) Why doesn’t the article mention offer any explanation? … Here’s a new one: Two guys showed up in umpiring attire for last night’s Tribe/Jays game. “They had the proper patches on their hats and chests, and even a number on the right sleeve,” says Sean Doherty. “They were goofing around and calling strikes, showing the count, etc.” What do you think the over/under is on how many days before MLB bans fans wearing umpire uniforms? (Special thanks to Mark Kluczynski, who provided the screen shot.). … DIY observation by Andrew Gladstone, who writes: “I was at the Mets/Phillies game last Saturday and noticed this little kid (had to be 6 or 7) in a little pinstriped Phillies jersey featuring obviously homemade numbers and NOB. I complimented him on his jersey, and his mom turned around and explained that she was up all night cutting out the felt so he could wear it to that game.”

 

299 comments to Para el Cinco de Mayo: Los Uniformes de Béisbol

  • MEMAL | May 5, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    Ahhh rookie hazing. As clever as the Jets thought they were with their tactics that Steelers are even better by having the rookies believe the teams Super Bowl winning quarterback has lost his men when caught a case of the swine flu while trying out to be a Mexican wrestler on a trip to Mexico a while ago.

  • Peter Wunsch | May 5, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    As part of the Cinco de Mayo theme, my local grocery store has a Cinco de Mayo celebtration today featuring, among other items, Kosher Salami.

  • Breezy | May 5, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    In regards to the Ovechkin helmet, the same thing happened during the last round of the playoffs. Ovechkin got his helmet taken off and was passed one off the bench by teammate Boyd Gordon. The helmet stayed out there for a good 3-4 minutes before there was a break where it could be scooped up and returned.

  • PBurland23 | May 5, 2009 at 8:29 am |

    The guy a few rows behind me at Saturday’s Phillies Mets game was wearing an “I’m Calling it Shea” t-shirt. As much I dislike Mets fans, it was pretty sweet.

  • Mike Engle | May 5, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    So if New Year’s Eve is for amateurs and St Patrick’s Day is for idiots, for whom is Cinco de Mayo?

  • Johnny W | May 5, 2009 at 8:50 am |

    The question is, what would the jerseys of the NATINALES look like?

  • rod | May 5, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    Sorry, that is not rookie hazing on Mark Sanchez. That is former Arkansas QB Casey Dick. He signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Jets. Arkansas did have the decency to have him wear C. Dick as his NOB.

  • Alex | May 5, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    Y’know, it would be funny, considering today is my sister’s birthday, if the Mets sold the “los” Mets jerseys, and I bought her one.

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion!

  • dc | May 5, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.

  • Ryan | May 5, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    For the diamondbacks, it should be “Víboras”.

  • DJ | May 5, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    I’ve seen a suggestion that a better Spanish translation for the Angels would be “Serafines” (Seraphims). A seraph, in the Christian angelic hierarchy, is the highest rank of angel.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    This from the end of yesterday. Dont’ want Chris to think I ignored him.

    ” #71 by Ricko on 05.02.09 8:49 pm | Quote This Comment

    Oh, of course I glad no one was seriously injured.

    It’s just that I imagine they’re absolutely shocked that such a thing could happen to an organization so Chosen.

    Ricko, I’m going to ask for a slight retraction. At this time of your post, I was learning that the best man of my wedding WAS the one most seriously injured, and there was a chance he’d never walk again.

    About a half-second before the contraption fell down, the moment wasn’t about football – it was about life.

    I’m sure no harm was meant given the information at the time. But Rich Behm is a close friend first and foremost, before he’s an employee of the “Chosen”. ”

    Was thinking about that, and I’m sorry that it turned out the way it did. At the time of my post, all the reports (and I checked three different cable networks to be certain) said no one had been seriously injured. In fact, most of those reports said that only half dozen or so people had been inside at the time. Obviously, those reports were premature and inaccurate. Had I known what actually happened I’d never have posted what I did.

    Although, it was reported this morning that the Cowboys did not have the structure inspected after it was re-roofed, as is required by law in Irvine. So I don’t think the story is over yet. At least not the legal ramifications of it.

    —Ricko

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Nice work putting together those Cinco de Mayo jersey designs. The Nats gave away t-shirts to fans last Saturday for latino heritage day. The had “Nacionles,” but there was a smal “Los” just above the “N.”

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

    Sadly, the Nats did not actually wear this as their uniform. They sported the red home alts vs. the Cards (who managed to piss me off by giving Albert Pujols the day off.)

  • Tick | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”327553″]Sorry, that is not rookie hazing on Mark Sanchez. That is former Arkansas QB Casey Dick. He signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Jets. Arkansas did have the decency to have him wear C. Dick as his NOB.[/quote]

    C. Dick run! Run Dick Run!

  • Dane | May 5, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Regarding “Ben” in the luchador mask
    http://www.post-gaze...

    I think the caption is incorrect. I believe that is Brett Kiesel under the mask, wearing his proper #99.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    As always, all answers guaranteed wrong or your money back.

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference.[/quote]

    Actually, if you’d been paying attention, you’d have noticed that I use “douchebag” for all corporate sponsors, not just Nike. If it gets under your skin, well, now you know how corporate sponsorship makes me feel.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”327563″]Nice work putting together those Cinco de Mayo jersey designs. The Nats gave away t-shirts to fans last Saturday for latino heritage day. The had “Nacionles,” but there was a smal “Los” just above the “N.”

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

    Sadly, the Nats did not actually wear this as their uniform. They sported the red home alts vs. the Cards (who managed to piss me off by giving Albert Pujols the day off.)[/quote]

    The back of the t-shirt had “Al Rojo Vivo,” which loosely translates to “red hot.” The Nats have lots of promotions with “Get Your Red On” as the theme. This was their attempt to spanish-ize it.

  • Kek | May 5, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”327565″]Regarding “Ben” in the luchador mask
    http://www.post-gaze...

    I think the caption is incorrect. I believe that is Brett Kiesel under the mask, wearing his proper #99.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    As always, all answers guaranteed wrong or your money back.[/quote]

    no, it was totally ben. they goof around during minicamp

    http://mondesishouse...

  • MEMAL | May 5, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]

    Hmmm, you know, I always do refer to it as Star Lake….I like it, but it’s not as strong as the other references considering it’s been called the Post Gazzette Pavilion for quite a while now. Had it happened last year it would be much cooler, unfortunately.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”327568″][quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.[/quote]

    that was all on jason… but you’re right kek, as far as the burgh-area goes… i actually just call it mellon arena. easy to say.

    i was thinking of an “i’m calling it the energy center” shirt. which is what i will be calling it, for example… but i’m not sure if it has a great ring to it to sell. “i’m calling it shea” is just so perfect on a few different levels!

  • Jared | May 5, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    Seriously Paul, no research or knowledge of Casey Dick? Casey Dick is in that photo, you can even tell he’s not wearing number 6.

  • Kek | May 5, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”327566″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference.[/quote]

    Actually, if you’d been paying attention, you’d have noticed that I use “douchebag” for all corporate sponsors, not just Nike. If it gets under your skin, well, now you know how corporate sponsorship makes me feel.[/quote]
    Hold on….I’m sure Nike isn’t paying sponsorship dollars on that car. So therefore, that’s just pure douchebaggery, or, if you will, douchebaggery for the sake of douchebaggery.

    Gotta love that window tint he’s rockin’ too.

  • Kek | May 5, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”327569″][quote comment=”327565″]Regarding “Ben” in the luchador mask
    http://www.post-gaze...

    I think the caption is incorrect. I believe that is Brett Kiesel under the mask, wearing his proper #99.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    As always, all answers guaranteed wrong or your money back.[/quote]

    no, it was totally ben. they goof around during minicamp

    http://mondesishouse...
    Yeah, Plex used to goof around…by skipping it!

  • Beardface | May 5, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Maybe its just me, but, for the Phils, wouldn’t “I’m calling it Connie Mack” be better than “I’m calling it the Vet”?

    Just something about the Vet that never screamed ‘baseball park’

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”327572″]Seriously Paul, no research or knowledge of Casey Dick? Casey Dick is in that photo, you can even tell he’s not wearing number 6.[/quote]

    Yup, seriously. My bad. Insert “Paul doesn’t know his Dick from his elbow” joke here.

  • Joe T | May 5, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    I spoke with a Texas Rangers official and he said that the Rangers will not wear the red hats with the white home unis anymore this year(which looked not so hot). They will still wear all red on home saturdays, but mlb did not give them permission to wear red on other days.

  • Stuby | May 5, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    I must’ve missed this part of the NFL Draft…

    http://a323.yahoofs....

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”327571″][quote comment=”327568″][quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.[/quote]

    that was all on jason… but you’re right kek, as far as the burgh-area goes… i actually just call it mellon arena. easy to say.

    i was thinking of an “i’m calling it the energy center” shirt. which is what i will be calling it, for example… but i’m not sure if it has a great ring to it to sell. “i’m calling it shea” is just so perfect on a few different levels![/quote]

    I believe I read somewhere that the unofficial nickname for the new building is “The Power Plant”, which I think has a nice ring. But I’m not sure the shirt really works unless you’re using a name/nickname that was used before and then replaced… am I right?

  • Mark in Shiga | May 5, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    While that kid with the homemade Phillies shirt did a great job, what’s he going to do when he finds out that Ruiz is changing his number from 51 to 18?

    And I love some of these Spanish jerseys — Texas and Toronto look the best. Speaking as Cubs fan, I’d have the “achorros” part inside the big C like they do with “Cubs” in English, but as it is it’s not too bad. The “Tigres” also look pretty good.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”327578″]I must’ve missed this part of the NFL Draft…

    http://a323.yahoofs....

    that’s not a snuggie, is it?

  • Sodboy13 | May 5, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.

  • Hank | May 5, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”327578″]I must’ve missed this part of the NFL Draft…

    http://a323.yahoofs....

    The Lama was selected in the 6th round via a trade with the Saints. Apparantly a two sport Dalai, he was also a Rule 5 pick-up by the Nats http://images.usatod...

  • Wade Harder | May 5, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    Should the Phillies translation be “Philis” or “Filis”?

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    Haha – Ryan, Doug, etc:

    “I’m Calling It Hi-Tops”

    http://www.mullensba...

    LOL!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”327579″][quote comment=”327571″][quote comment=”327568″][quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.[/quote]

    that was all on jason… but you’re right kek, as far as the burgh-area goes… i actually just call it mellon arena. easy to say.

    i was thinking of an “i’m calling it the energy center” shirt. which is what i will be calling it, for example… but i’m not sure if it has a great ring to it to sell. “i’m calling it shea” is just so perfect on a few different levels![/quote]

    I believe I read somewhere that the unofficial nickname for the new building is “The Power Plant”, which I think has a nice ring. But I’m not sure the shirt really works unless you’re using a name/nickname that was used before and then replaced… am I right?[/quote]

    well, it’s gonna be called the “consol energy center” right? so in conversation, i’ve just been calling it “the energy center”… the “power plant” sounds forced as hell! that HAS to be from consol’s or even the penguins marketing people!

  • dilbert719 | May 5, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Most of those Noche Latina jerseys are very well done, but half of the teams in baseball would be on the road, which might help clear up some of the less impressive ones. I’m thinking mainly about the “Filis,” which is just too short to work right (though there are others, that’s the one that stands out to me.) The way around that would be to do some latinized road jerseys. For example, we’d finally be able to get the city name on our roadies, since “Filadelfia” is a bit shorter than Philadelphia, and it’d still play in nicely.

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”327581″][quote comment=”327578″]I must’ve missed this part of the NFL Draft…

    http://a323.yahoofs....

    that’s not a snuggie, is it?[/quote]

    The Patriots drafted Yoda?????

  • Dave | May 5, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood.

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”327586″][quote comment=”327579″][quote comment=”327571″][quote comment=”327568″][quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.[/quote]

    that was all on jason… but you’re right kek, as far as the burgh-area goes… i actually just call it mellon arena. easy to say.

    i was thinking of an “i’m calling it the energy center” shirt. which is what i will be calling it, for example… but i’m not sure if it has a great ring to it to sell. “i’m calling it shea” is just so perfect on a few different levels![/quote]

    I believe I read somewhere that the unofficial nickname for the new building is “The Power Plant”, which I think has a nice ring. But I’m not sure the shirt really works unless you’re using a name/nickname that was used before and then replaced… am I right?[/quote]

    well, it’s gonna be called the “consol energy center” right? so in conversation, i’ve just been calling it “the energy center”… the “power plant” sounds forced as hell! that HAS to be from consol’s or even the penguins marketing people![/quote]

    Yeah, you’re probably right. Now that I think about it, I believe I heard “Power Plant” on the news, right when they announced Consol, so I’m sure it was either Consol or the Penguins that came up with it. TOTALLY sounds forced, though!

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”327552″]The question is, what would the jerseys of the NATINALES look like?[/quote]

    i’ll see if i can get paulie to mock that one up…

    please have patients

  • Namhob | May 5, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    I’d have to say that I’m at least a little blessed in Cincinnati with Paul Brown Stadium (and Mike Brown’s subsequent denial to let Jerry Jones buy naming rights) and Great American Ballpark. Granted, GABP is corporate douchbaggery for Great American Insurance Co., it still has a nice enough ring to it that it doesn’t sound that douchey. Back during the Cinergy field days, I was definitely still referring to it as Riverfront Stadium.

  • juan grande | May 5, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”327591″][quote comment=”327552″]The question is, what would the jerseys of the NATINALES look like?[/quote]

    i’ll see if i can get paulie to mock that one up…

    please have patients[/quote]

    Best. Comment. Today.

  • Hank | May 5, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    Packers drafted Medusa? http://vault.sportsi...

  • Scott Davis | May 5, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    If the Nationals ever did have Spanish jerseys, I’m sure Majestic would find some way to mess it up…
    NATINLES anyone?

  • Stuby | May 5, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    Check out this Life picture of Orlando Cepeda with his mitt shoved into his back pocket. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that.

    http://tbn0.google.c...

  • Taha | May 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    don’t give the Nats any ideas on new words (English OR Spanish) for their jerseys to screw up…Nactinales

    Also, from a marketing perspective, wouldn’t it make more sense for the Blue Jays to have a French heritage night?

  • Ben Neureuther | May 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    Aren’t Metros another term for porta potties?

    And the Cerveceros thing was pretty sweet, especially when we had guys like El Cabillo!

  • Taha | May 5, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”327548″]As part of the Cinco de Mayo theme, my local grocery store has a Cinco de Mayo celebtration today featuring, among other items, Kosher Salami.[/quote]

    PLEASE find the ad and scan it…hilarious!!

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”327596″]Check out this Life picture of Orlando Cepeda with his mitt shoved into his back pocket. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that.

    http://tbn0.google.c...

    Looks like someone took a picture of Cepeda while someone was taking a picture of Cepeda. A real pictures duel.

    Okay, when you’re done groaning, the uni-related portion of the comment….
    The back pockets on those old flannels were HUGE. Could easily fit two baseballs into one of them. We had an assistant coach who’d hit fungos with a couple in each back pocket. We’d be shagging flies and laughing, saying he was “six-packing” again (you get it: four baseballs and his, um, original factory equipment).

    —Ricko

  • Namhob | May 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”327600″][quote comment=”327596″]Check out this Life picture of Orlando Cepeda with his mitt shoved into his back pocket. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that.

    http://tbn0.google.c...

    Looks like someone took a picture of Cepeda while someone was taking a picture of Cepeda. A real pictures duel.

    Okay, when you’re done groaning, the uni-related portion of the comment….
    The back pockets on those old flannels were HUGE. Could easily fit two baseballs into one of them. We had an assistant coach who’d hit fungos with a couple in each back pocket. We’d be shagging flies and laughing, saying he was “six-packing” again (you get it: four baseballs and his, um, original factory equipment).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Now if he had some sort of “factory” cancer, and had to have one removed, would it have become the Heineken five-pack?

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

  • Joe Hilseberg | May 5, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    OK…I hate it when my Orioles are left out of things, so I took it upon myself to make them a Latin jersey.

    Some research showed that there is a suck thing as a Golden Oriole, which translates to oropéndola.

    http://www.e-zakynth...

    Looks just like the orange orioles, but it’s golden. For 1 day, we can change colors.

    So I now present to you, for 1 day only, Los Oropéndolas de Baltimore!

    http://www.jerseynam...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”327557″]For the diamondbacks, it should be “Víboras”.[/quote]

    DOOOOOHHHHH!!!! I have shamed my Family name.

    Yeah I was hoping nobody caught that. I don’t know how that happned. I’ll fix that one soon. Mas PUTO!!

  • Glen H | May 5, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    He also has the “Big three” on at the same time. Nike, Reebok, and Adidas

  • +JohnnyBoy- | May 5, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”327582″]I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.[/quote]

    I’m in on this (but not a Southsider), as well as “I Still call it The Rosemont Horizon”.

  • Glen H | May 5, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    the actual photo of Sanchez
    http://vault.sportsi...

  • Joe Hilseberg | May 5, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”327602″]OK…I hate it when my Orioles are left out of things, so I took it upon myself to make them a Latin jersey.

    Some research showed that there is a suck thing as a Golden Oriole, which translates to oropéndola.

    http://www.e-zakynth...

    Looks just like the orange orioles, but it’s golden. For 1 day, we can change colors.

    So I now present to you, for 1 day only, Los Oropéndolas de Baltimore!

    http://www.jerseynam...

    I meant “such” not “suck”…doh

    and no jokes about their performance on the field please…I’ve suffered enough

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    Didn’t have the time to read the other posts, but isn’t the Spanish translation of the Rangers’ jersey already in place? It’s just that now it’s pronounced “TAY-hass TAY-hasses.”

  • Diggerjohn | May 5, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    I like the spirit of the Latin heritage week in the MLB, given the amount of Mesoamerican players and the ever growing fan base in the States. But the Blue Jays SHOULD NOT have that. Canada is bilingual, but with English and French. The Blue Jays should be called “les Geais Bleus”. French is a Latin language and better reflects political sensibilities here.

  • jesse | May 5, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    I have a Los Nactionales T they gave away this past Sat at Nats Park. As far as the “I’m still calling it…” T’s, how about “I’m still calling it Natinals park, please be patient”

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”327608″][quote comment=”327602″]OK…I hate it when my Orioles are left out of things, so I took it upon myself to make them a Latin jersey.

    Some research showed that there is a suck thing as a Golden Oriole, which translates to oropéndola.

    http://www.e-zakynth...

    Looks just like the orange orioles, but it’s golden. For 1 day, we can change colors.

    So I now present to you, for 1 day only, Los Oropéndolas de Baltimore!

    http://www.jerseynam...

    I meant “such” not “suck”…doh

    and no jokes about their performance on the field please…I’ve suffered enough[/quote]

    well… then… can we joke about the fact that you kinda made a uniform (and did a really cool job, at that)… with the same colors of the team that beat you in the 71 & 79 series???

    hee hee

    i only kid…

  • howard | May 5, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    If I were sitting near the two guys umpiring, I’d toss them. Probably pretty annoying.

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”327612″][quote comment=”327608″][quote comment=”327602″]OK…I hate it when my Orioles are left out of things, so I took it upon myself to make them a Latin jersey.

    Some research showed that there is a suck thing as a Golden Oriole, which translates to oropéndola.

    http://www.e-zakynth...

    Looks just like the orange orioles, but it’s golden. For 1 day, we can change colors.

    So I now present to you, for 1 day only, Los Oropéndolas de Baltimore!

    http://www.jerseynam...

    I meant “such” not “suck”…doh

    and no jokes about their performance on the field please…I’ve suffered enough[/quote]

    well… then… can we joke about the fact that you kinda made a uniform (and did a really cool job, at that)… with the same colors of the team that beat you in the 71 & 79 series???

    hee hee

    i only kid…[/quote]

    Kinda explains this uni set, though, doesn’t it.
    http://exhibits.base...

  • Greenie | May 5, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    I’m pretty sure the Rocky Mountains translate as Las Rocosas. If Pauly could make up a jersey with that wordmark it’d look quite spiffy.

  • scott | May 5, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”327577″]I spoke with a Texas Rangers official and he said that the Rangers will not wear the red hats with the white home unis anymore this year(which looked not so hot). They will still wear all red on home saturdays, but mlb did not give them permission to wear red on other days.[/quote]

    I still don’t understand why people didn’t like the red hats with the white jerseys. The Red Sox navy hats don’t match the red script on their home jerseys, yet no one seems to mind.

  • Lose R | May 5, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    yep, it was real (Patients) and it was fantastic

    http://voices.washin...

    Thanks to my friend Dan Crain for catching this

  • Broadway Connie | May 5, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    Excellent work by Paul Soto. Love that “Yanquis” jersey.

    Speaking of Nueva York, I work a lot in Mexico and Cuba, and I’m always struck by the popularity of the Yankees cap wherever I go. In Cuba, there’s an element of political statement, of course. In the Mexican campo, it’s more like “I’m no bumpkin; I know about the wide world.” Or it could be just aesthetics. Though I’m a total Mets fan, I have to admit that none of the 943 attempts to intertwine the letters N and Y have come close to beauty of the Yankees’ version.

    And speaking of the Mets, I should add (politely) that I think Soto is wrong to say that “Metros” would be a more satisfactory result in linguistic/euphonic terms than “Mets.” “Mets” sounds good in Spanish, bounces confidently out of the mouths of all New York hispanohablantes, and doesn’t conjure misleading references to underground trains. And though “Culebras” denotes snakes in general rather than rattlers in particular, I’d suggest that Arizona Culebras sounds pretty cool.

  • Matt Brosseau | May 5, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”327611″]As far as the “I’m still calling it…” T’s, how about “I’m still calling it Natinals park, please be patient”[/quote]

    “I’m still calling them Expos”

  • bigo | May 5, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”327602″]OK…I hate it when my Orioles are left out of things, so I took it upon myself to make them a Latin jersey.

    Some research showed that there is a suck thing as a Golden Oriole, which translates to oropéndola.

    http://www.e-zakynth...

    Looks just like the orange orioles, but it’s golden. For 1 day, we can change colors.

    So I now present to you, for 1 day only, Los Oropéndolas de Baltimore!

    http://www.jerseynam...

    Nicely done, Joe. I was disapointed not to see Orioles version.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”327582″]I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.[/quote]

    Ditto. I hate the name “U.S. Cellular Field” too.

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”327619″][quote comment=”327611″]As far as the “I’m still calling it…” T’s, how about “I’m still calling it Natinals park, please be patient”[/quote]

    “I’m still calling them Expos”[/quote]

    I’m still calling it the Tangerine Bowl.

    (have no vested interest in that, just saying it could to that direction, too)

  • dc | May 5, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”327566″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference.[/quote]

    Actually, if you’d been paying attention, you’d have noticed that I use “douchebag” for all corporate sponsors, not just Nike. If it gets under your skin, well, now you know how corporate sponsorship makes me feel.[/quote]

    I only mean to suggest that the greatest thing going for this blog is the enthusiasm for great uniform design and whole hearted appreciation for those that seek it out. In my opinion reducing the people with whom you disagree to “douchebags” does nothing to build this community and could just be reducing it.

    I understand this is your blog and your opinions are part of what gives it such color but I think time and space would be better spent translating the disgust you feel into productive suggestions or actions instead of spreading it.

  • Glen H | May 5, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    This is my favorite pic so far. The suspended raindrops are fantastic!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    MORE NFL JERSEYS SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:

    http://vault.sportsi...

  • Greenie | May 5, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”327618″]Excellent work by Paul Soto. Love that “Yanquis” jersey.

    Completely agree. I love to see these kinds of concept jerseys, and so proud of my Brew Crew that they can do it right.

  • union jack | May 5, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    Here’s the sleeve patch for latin night (hope the link works):
    http://3.bp.blogspot...

  • Steve | May 5, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    Ok, I like the league recognizing a certain group of fans or celebrating a specific day but what I don’t agree with is changing the names of the teams. I don’t think names should be changed EVER.

    If I lived in Mexico, as an English speaking person, and was cheering for a local team called the Cerveceros I would not call them the Brewers. I would call them the Cerveceros.

    I don’t call my friend Pedro, Peter, I call him Pedro. So why should the name of a team change?

    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.

    Again, I like the theory with the promotion just don’t agree with the implementation.

  • Tim F. | May 5, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    “I Still Call It Constantinople”

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”327628″]Ok, I like the league recognizing a certain group of fans or celebrating a specific day but what I don’t agree with is changing the names of the teams. I don’t think names should be changed EVER.

    If I lived in Mexico, as an English speaking person, and was cheering for a local team called the Cerveceros I would not call them the Brewers. I would call them the Cerveceros.

    I don’t call my friend Pedro, Peter, I call him Pedro. So why should the name of a team change?

    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.

    Again, I like the theory with the promotion just don’t agree with the implementation.[/quote]

    I know what you mean. It’s so Politically Correct that it almost becomes condescending and patronizing and, therefore, Politically Incorrect.

    —Ricko

  • David T | May 5, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    Nice job with all those jerseys–I especially like “JUGADOR” on the back instead of “PLAYER.”

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)

  • mike smith | May 5, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    That “Dead Mr. Met” doll is easily the greatest thing ever posted at Uni Watch.

    How about this marketing slogan:

    New Stadium. New Patch. SAME OLD FRIGGIN’ LOSERS! Ladies and Gentlemen, your twoooooooooooooo thousand nine Neeeeeeeeeeeeew York Mets!

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”327632″]just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)[/quote]

    Here in Minnesota maybe they should honor the Swedes and Norwegians by getting a set of unis made up that say, “Dem Twins”?

    Y’know, as in, “Ye whiss, I was watchin’ dem Twins lass night an’, by golly dey…”

    Imagine living in Mexico and the local team, los Cerveceros, announced they’d have “American Night” and wear unis that read, “THE Cerveceros.” Would seem pretty lame, wouldn’t it?

    —Ricko

  • Broadway Connie | May 5, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”327629″]”I Still Call It Constantinople”[/quote]

    Great!

    [quote comment=”327630″][quote comment=”327628″]Ok, I like the league recognizing a certain group of fans or celebrating a specific day but what I don’t agree with is changing the names of the teams. I don’t think names should be changed EVER.

    If I lived in Mexico, as an English speaking person, and was cheering for a local team called the Cerveceros I would not call them the Brewers. I would call them the Cerveceros.

    I don’t call my friend Pedro, Peter, I call him Pedro. So why should the name of a team change?

    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.

    Again, I like the theory with the promotion just don’t agree with the implementation.[/quote]

    I know what you mean. It’s so Politically Correct that it almost becomes condescending and patronizing and, therefore, Politically Incorrect.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    C’mon, men, lighten up. Nobody (on this blog) is suggesting that teams really really change their names. We’re playing a game of what-ifs, the actual consequences of which are at worst some unattractive unis with funny names on a few days at the park. By the way, I call my friend Pedro or Peter or Pierre no matter what his ethnicity, and I’ll wait for him to tell me to cut the foreign-language crap. The English language rules in our times, and all over the world. We can be loose.

  • reality keeper | May 5, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”327629″]”I Still Call It Constantinople”[/quote]
    Funny

  • shadoquad | May 5, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    Haven’t had time to read all the comments, so it may have been said: the helmet on Ovechkin was probably Matt Bradley’s (since he’s #10).

    Also, that DIY Phillies jersey story is great, especially with Mother’s Day so close. Mom staying up all night sewing numbers to make her son’s day special. That’s love, folks.

  • stannate | May 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    Hey Paul, here’s a suggestion for you. In past articles, you’ve imagined what a redesigned Miami Marlins jersey would look like, as well as how baseball jerseys would look if the home and away wording were swapped. Now, we have imagined uniforms for teams wishing to honor their Spanish-speaking fans.

    To go along with these alternate-universe jersey theme, we can go into a complete alternate universe where baseball teams did not relocate in the way they have done in reality. How would these teams have designed their uniforms throughout the various design eras in baseball? To flesh this idea out further, think of the following scenarios:

    1. How would the Saint Louis Browns have looked in the 70s double-knit polyester era?

    2. Would the Philadelphia A’s have gone the Charlie Finley gold/green route, and if not, how would they look today?

    3. What would a modern-day Seattle Pilots uniform look like?

    And if anyone feels like tackling long-defunct NL teams (Louisville Grays, Cleveland Spiders) or even the Federal League, hey, go for it.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”327630″][quote comment=”327628″]Ok, I like the league recognizing a certain group of fans or celebrating a specific day but what I don’t agree with is changing the names of the teams. I don’t think names should be changed EVER.

    If I lived in Mexico, as an English speaking person, and was cheering for a local team called the Cerveceros I would not call them the Brewers. I would call them the Cerveceros.

    I don’t call my friend Pedro, Peter, I call him Pedro. So why should the name of a team change?

    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.

    Again, I like the theory with the promotion just don’t agree with the implementation.[/quote]

    I know what you mean. It’s so Politically Correct that it almost becomes condescending and patronizing and, therefore, Politically Incorrect.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    i’m kind of on the same page with this. and i even went to typing 2 long rants that i ended up erasing because frankly i’m not the smartest man and it’s hard for me to relay my thoughts onto comments… just made me look dumber (or stupider. lol) ;-)

    dont get me wrong, i definitely support the promotion! to me though, a team’s wordmark, or logo, or crest is gospel! not to be changed! not to be compromised! it’s what you’re proud of! maybe a slight color change as the times change, but basically DOES NOT CHANGE. honor a promotion with a nice, classy, well placed patch & a pre-game and in-game thing. i’m MORE than fine with that. but when you change a whole wordmark on a whole jersey, then it just seems like laundry…

    thats why it’s so frustrating to me when teams change for what seems like just the sake of changing. like the blue jays, the diamond backs, the rangers, the yankees (kidding), even the astros.

    stick to your guns for pete’s sake. own your identity, and own it with a bit of an edge. defend the damn thing… but most importantly, don’t go changing it every once in a while. lol.

    but great work today by paulie, and an all around fun post!

  • kyle. | May 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    the life mag archive has an entire sequence of a giants bat boy being dressed for opening day against the dodgers. seems like a strange photo-op to me.
    check it here.

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    I think Arizona Culeros is a helluva lot better. FTP!

  • Christopher | May 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”327634″][quote comment=”327632″]just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)[/quote]

    Here in Minnesota maybe they should honor the Swedes and Norwegians by getting a set of unis made up that say, “Dem Twins”?

    Y’know, as in, “Ye whiss, I was watchin’ dem Twins lass night an’, by golly dey…”

    Imagine living in Mexico and the local team, los Cerveceros, announced they’d have “American Night” and wear unis that read, “THE Cerveceros.” Would seem pretty lame, wouldn’t it?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Beyond lame, its a bit condescending. I’m not saying outright offensive, racist, anything like that. It just seems to talk down to the other culture.

    “Look, we’re going to use your exotic and strange language for a night.”

    Something just doesn’t feel right when you look at it from the other side. I’m not hispanic, so I’m just guessing.

    If a Mexican team called Los Toros called themselves The Bulls- or worse, The Toros- I’d think it was a bit “talking down”.

  • Dane | May 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    Date-specific info on the AFL uniforms:

    NEW YORK — The NFL will stage 16 games this season to honor the American Football League, which turns 50 in 2010.

    In announcing the 16 matchups Tuesday, the NFL said the eight original AFL teams will wear historic uniforms.

    Eleven legacy games will be matchups among those original AFL teams: Buffalo; New England; San Diego; Denver; Oakland; Tennessee; Kansas City; and the New York Jets.

    The Chargers actually began life in Los Angeles in 1960, while the Titans were the Houston Oilers and the Chiefs were the Dallas Texans. The Jets were known as the New York Titans back then.

    The first legacy game is during the preseason, when Buffalo plays Tennessee in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.

    On the first Monday night of the regular season, a doubleheader will feature Buffalo at New England, followed by San Diego at Oakland.

    On Sept. 27, the current Titans are at the former Titans: Tennessee at the Jets.

    On Oct. 11, New England is at Denver, while the following weekend has Tennessee at New England on Oct. 18, and Denver at San Diego on Oct. 19.

    San Diego visits Kansas City on Oct. 25 in another legacy game, followed by the Jets at the Raiders.

    Buffalo is at Tennessee and Kansas City at Oakland on Nov. 15.

    Another legacy game has the Dallas Cowboys, wearing their jerseys from 1960 to 1962, at Kansas City on Oct. 11. The Texans and Cowboys shared the Cotton Bowl from 1960 to ’62 before the Texans moved to Kansas City to become the Chiefs.

    On Nov. 1, the Miami Dolphins, who joined the AFL as an expansion team in 1966, visit the Jets. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, Oakland visits the Cowboys. Three days later, Miami is at Buffalo.

    On Dec. 8, the final legacy game has New England at Miami.

    Game-worn jerseys and signed memorabilia will be auctioned off throughout the season, with money raised going to the NFL Player Care Foundation.

    The AFL began in 1960 and lasted through 1969, when a merger with the NFL became official. The two leagues began playing championship games in the 1966 season, although the title game was not called the Super Bowl until the 1969 match between the Jets and Baltimore Colts.

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”327635″][quote comment=”327629″]”I Still Call It Constantinople”[/quote]

    Great!

    [quote comment=”327630″][quote comment=”327628″]Ok, I like the league recognizing a certain group of fans or celebrating a specific day but what I don’t agree with is changing the names of the teams. I don’t think names should be changed EVER.

    If I lived in Mexico, as an English speaking person, and was cheering for a local team called the Cerveceros I would not call them the Brewers. I would call them the Cerveceros.

    I don’t call my friend Pedro, Peter, I call him Pedro. So why should the name of a team change?

    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.

    Again, I like the theory with the promotion just don’t agree with the implementation.[/quote]

    I know what you mean. It’s so Politically Correct that it almost becomes condescending and patronizing and, therefore, Politically Incorrect.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    C’mon, men, lighten up. Nobody (on this blog) is suggesting that teams really really change their names. We’re playing a game of what-ifs, the actual consequences of which are at worst some unattractive unis with funny names on a few days at the park. By the way, I call my friend Pedro or Peter or Pierre no matter what his ethnicity, and I’ll wait for him to tell me to cut the foreign-language crap. The English language rules in our times, and all over the world. We can be loose.[/quote]

    Hey, I never said one thing about changing names, I just question to whole idea of the promotion. Generally speaking, political correctness is keeping us from appreciating our differences and enjoying them. By assuming that everything is a sensitive area, or by singling out certain groups for some kind of inch-deep recognition that smacks of pandering, we in fact MAKE it a sensitive area. Know what I mean?

    —Ricko

  • John T | May 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    Loving the MLB batting glove

    http://images.google...

  • ClubMedSux | May 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    If you go to ESPN Deportes’ MLB page, they list every team by their Spanish nickname. Is it safe to assume that these are the accepted nicknames in the Latino community? If so, I would think those would be what should go on the jerseys, though apparently the Vigilantes (or Los Rangers, if you prefer) thought differently.

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    I recall some organization or movement to let every country decide what they’re going to be called and then everyone sticks with that.

    So, for example, English speaking people would use Deutschland instead of Germany. (Germania is something we can blame on the Romans who probably got the idea from the Gauls.) Anyone remember what that movement is called?

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”327582″]I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.[/quote]
    i go with us comiskular, not suggesting, just what i use. but in reality, the old man was a clown, and not worthy of tribute.

    nice work today guys, liked how you tried to get clever when a literal translation didn’t work. perhaps along those line, had you done an oriole one, they are often just referred to as the birds, or pájaros. pretty looking word. fyi, yanks was my fave, again a handsomely styled word.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    i think the natinals should give this away at a game or 2:

    http://farm4.static....

    (thanks phil)

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”327638″]the Latino population of New England[/quote]
    If ever there was a time for sarcasm tags…

  • Brendan | May 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Would Jacobs Field qualify for a shirt?

    It was given that name because the old owner paid for the naming rights, which expired and were sold to Progressive. Are the shirts based on objections to naming rights or just to corporate names?

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    This can apply to facilities that were renamed (”I’m Calling It Skydome,” for example) or new corporate-named facilities that replaced non-corporate ones (”I’m Calling It Shea” falls into this category, and so would, say, “I’m Calling It Candlestick” or “I’m Calling It the Vet”).

    Nobody ever considered calling AT&T Park (originally, Pacific Bell Park) ‘Candlestick.’ Not even in a slang/affectionate sense the way it seems Mets fans want to refer to their new park.

    Pacific Bell Park (or even Pac Bell Park) rolled nicely off the tongue, and the corporate name seemed so ‘right’ in this case.

    I’m sure you’d find many Giants fans in the market for a “I’m calling it Pacific Bell Park” shirt.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    The homemade Phils jersey is awesome! Big, big kudos to the mom that made that!!

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”327653″]This can apply to facilities that were renamed (”I’m Calling It Skydome,” for example) or new corporate-named facilities that replaced non-corporate ones (”I’m Calling It Shea” falls into this category, and so would, say, “I’m Calling It Candlestick” or “I’m Calling It the Vet”).

    Nobody ever considered calling AT&T Park (originally, Pacific Bell Park) ‘Candlestick.’ Not even in a slang/affectionate sense the way it seems Mets fans want to refer to their new park.

    Pacific Bell Park (or even Pac Bell Park) rolled nicely off the tongue, and the corporate name seemed so ‘right’ in this case.

    I’m sure you’d find many Giants fans in the market for a “I’m calling it Pacific Bell Park” shirt.[/quote]

    Or even better yet, “It Will Always be Candlestick Park.”

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”327632″]just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)[/quote]

    I have to wonder about celebrating specific ethnic fan bases, because in sports, it only seems to go towards a few teams on March 17th for the Irish, the 1st black player on April 15th, and randomly towards the Latinos. Where do we draw the line, and where is the line? Seems kinda fishy to single out certain races, almost inconsistently obscene pandering. And as we know, the true motif behind all of it is team merchandise revenue. Honestly, I’d rather not see it at all.

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”327641″]the life mag archive has an entire sequence of a giants bat boy being dressed for opening day against the dodgers. seems like a strange photo-op to me.
    check it here.[/quote]

    There are a lot of strange photos in the archives. I have to wonder if any of them ever saw the light of day. There are some that just look like they were grasping at straws and said, “Go shoot something!”

    As far as strange photo sets go, I like Baseball Dog! 200 plus photos, including some NSFW shower pictures, of a baseball manager and his dog who serves as the team mascot.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”327634″][quote comment=”327632″]just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)[/quote]

    Here in Minnesota maybe they should honor the Swedes and Norwegians by getting a set of unis made up that say, “Dem Twins”?

    Y’know, as in, “Ye whiss, I was watchin’ dem Twins lass night an’, by golly dey…”

    Imagine living in Mexico and the local team, los Cerveceros, announced they’d have “American Night” and wear unis that read, “THE Cerveceros.” Would seem pretty lame, wouldn’t it?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It would be totally lame.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”327654″]The homemade Phils jersey is awesome! Big, big kudos to the mom that made that!![/quote]

    i second that!

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    I think what I am curious about is why do so many Americanos celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”327660″]I think what I am curious about is why do so many Americanos celebrate Cinco de Mayo?[/quote]

    corona

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    exactly….don’t really care about La Batalla de Puebla

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”327656″][quote comment=”327632″]just to add two cents to todays entry…

    i, myself (not speaking for paulie) am not advocating that these jerseys necessarily be worn…that should be up to the team and should be made after some form of consultation with the community

    what i am advocating for is that if teams DO want to honor the latino bases of their communities with a special jersey, that they do it along the lines of what paulie has conceptualized — rather than taking the lazy and patronizing route of plopping “los” in front of the team name (‘los mets‘, ‘los rangers‘, or the equally weakass NBA efforts, etc.)[/quote]

    I have to wonder about celebrating specific ethnic fan bases, because in sports, it only seems to go towards a few teams on March 17th for the Irish, the 1st black player on April 15th, and randomly towards the Latinos. Where do we draw the line, and where is the line? Seems kinda fishy to single out certain races, almost inconsistently obscene pandering. And as we know, the true motif behind all of it is team merchandise revenue.

    Honestly, I’d rather not see it at all.[/quote]

    I’m actually okay with it when done “right” and to me “right” is on holidays. Teams going green on St. Patrick’s Day, and translated into Spanish on Cinco de Mayo seems acceptable, because, let’s face it, these are really ‘American’ holidays at this point anyways.

    All things in moderation…

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    I’m actually okay with it when done “right” and to me “right” is on holidays. Teams going green on St. Patrick’s Day, and translated into Spanish on Cinco de Mayo seems acceptable, because, let’s face it, these are really ‘American’ holidays at this point anyways.

    All things in moderation…

    Agreed…

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”327661″][quote comment=”327660″]I think what I am curious about is why do so many Americanos celebrate Cinco de Mayo?[/quote]

    corona[/quote]

    Because we’re a booze loving bunch, and any excuse is a good excuse!

  • Lose R | May 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”327651″][quote comment=”327638″]the Latino population of New England[/quote]
    If ever there was a time for sarcasm tags…[/quote]
    There are actually some pretty substantial Latino populations in New England.

  • Andy11 | May 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”327613″]If I were sitting near the two guys umpiring, I’d toss them. Probably pretty annoying.[/quote]

    I don’t think fans can toss other fans.

    I’ve always wondered if the people who sit behind home plate are given special behavior instructions…like don’t wave to the camera every time the ball is pitched, don’t make faces at the camera, don’t shout and distract the pitcher, keep your shirt on…

  • Namhob | May 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    Here’s my MS Paint attempt at a L.A. Trampistas uni.

    http://i400.photobuc...

  • Steve | May 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    Hello there…

    I must ask, where did you find all of the fonts for these jersey mock-ups today? I know there was a link posted for the back-of-jersey fonts a while back, but I’m wondering about the FRONT of the jersey fonts…

    Any help would be appreciated!

  • Hott Rodd | May 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    personally, I celebrate cinco de mayo, seiso de mayo, siete de mayo… uno de junio… quatorze de julio… veinte-uno de agosto…

    My Mexican wife having been born in Mexico, does not celebrate cinco de mayo.

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  • Tris Wykes | May 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    The Univ. of Minnesota opens its new, on-campus football stadium Sept. 12 and I believe it will be called TCF Bank Stadium. However, given that it’s right across the street from the location of the original game facility (pre-Metrodome), I may have to make up a shirt that reads “I’m Calling it Memorial Stadium” for the first game.

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327658″][quote comment=”327634″]
    Imagine living in Mexico and the local team, los Cerveceros, announced they’d have “American Night” and wear unis that read, “THE Cerveceros.” Would seem pretty lame, wouldn’t it?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It would be totally lame.[/quote]
    Hellalame.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”327666″][quote comment=”327651″][quote comment=”327638″]the Latino population of New England[/quote]
    If ever there was a time for sarcasm tags…[/quote]
    There are actually some pretty substantial Latino populations in New England.[/quote]
    Outside of Fall River? I obviously have missed them during all my travels up north…

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”327672″]The Univ. of Minnesota opens its new, on-campus football stadium Sept. 12 and I believe it will be called TCF Bank Stadium. However, given that it’s right across the street from the location of the original game facility (pre-Metrodome), I may have to make up a shirt that reads “I’m Calling it Memorial Stadium” for the first game.[/quote]

    “I’m Calling it the Brickhouse.”

  • Giancarlo | May 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”327628″]
    Continue down the line… countries should remain the same, USA is USA, not E.-U. in French.
    [/quote]
    …and French should remain français!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…

  • Noelski y que! | May 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    large group of players of one ethnicity + holiday = gimmick

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    nothing right about her?

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    Well that’s what I was hinting at with my Holidays Only rule. Its not singling out a demographic that way. We *all* like to take advantage of holidays, and usually do so by simply wearing a green dress shirt to work, or having Mexican food for dinner on certain holidays–why can’t our sports teams get in on that action a little?

    If you want to have a debate on the merits of celebrating a Catholic holiday (St. Paddy’s) or a Mexican one (Cinco de Mayo) in a secular/American culture, that’s another thing, but really, that ship has sailed at this point, hasn’t it? And really, don’t mean to start anything, I’m just looking out my office window at all the banners advertising happy hour specials tonight….

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”327677″][quote comment=”327672″]The Univ. of Minnesota opens its new, on-campus football stadium Sept. 12 and I believe it will be called TCF Bank Stadium. However, given that it’s right across the street from the location of the original game facility (pre-Metrodome), I may have to make up a shirt that reads “I’m Calling it Memorial Stadium” for the first game.[/quote]

    “I’m Calling it the Brickhouse.”[/quote]

    I think we have a winner. It’s a nice brick building like Memorial. Plus TCF has relocated their home office to South Dakota.

  • chance michaels | May 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”327639″]Hey Paul, here’s a suggestion for you. In past articles, you’ve imagined what a redesigned Miami Marlins jersey would look like, as well as how baseball jerseys would look if the home and away wording were swapped. Now, we have imagined uniforms for teams wishing to honor their Spanish-speaking fans.

    To go along with these alternate-universe jersey theme, we can go into a complete alternate universe where baseball teams did not relocate in the way they have done in reality. How would these teams have designed their uniforms throughout the various design eras in baseball? To flesh this idea out further, think of the following scenarios:

    1. How would the Saint Louis Browns have looked in the 70s double-knit polyester era?

    2. Would the Philadelphia A’s have gone the Charlie Finley gold/green route, and if not, how would they look today?

    3. What would a modern-day Seattle Pilots uniform look like?

    And if anyone feels like tackling long-defunct NL teams (Louisville Grays, Cleveland Spiders) or even the Federal League, hey, go for it.[/quote]
    An outstanding idea.

    I call “What if Bill Beeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Brons back to Milwaukee in 1952?”

  • Lee | May 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”327654″]The homemade Phils jersey is awesome! Big, big kudos to the mom that made that!![/quote]
    I agree. Reminds me of my own grandma sewing stripes down the side of some old jeans of mine so that I’d have “football pants” to wear while outside playing!

    Lee

  • JessinMKE | May 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    The folks in Chicago need to go the anti-“I’m calling it..” route and have a t-shirt that says:

    Why are we calling it Soldier?

    You know it’s true.

    ;)

  • Lee | May 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    A good example of the Viennese Amber lager that was almost extinct. (Why yes, true examples of beer styles can go extinct, thank you very much.)

    Keeping with the Monterrey little leaguers, I love this photo. The whole family seems in awe of the uni.

  • gogosox | May 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”327606″][quote comment=”327582″]I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.[/quote]

    I’m in on this (but not a Southsider), as well as “I Still call it The Rosemont Horizon”.[/quote]

    I’m with you guys on both of those but the Rosemont one especially would be classic.

  • Tris Wykes | May 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    The Brickhouse. I’d forgotten that nickname for Minnesota’s Memorial Stadium. Perfect.

  • M.Princip | May 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”327624″]This is my favorite pic so far. The suspended raindrops are fantastic![/quote]

    Must say, one of my faves also. I believe, it’s the first time the Seahawks have used that green font on the rookie name tape? Dig the Revo. Speed helmet on Curry as well. Great look.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    Imagine living in Mexico and the local team, los Cerveceros, announced they’d have “American Night” and wear unis that read, “THE Cerveceros.” Would seem pretty lame, wouldn’t it?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Post of the day, folks.

  • ClubMedChupa | May 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    Squiddie- I prefer Negra Modelo for a Vienna lager (well, I really prefer Schell’s FireBrick, but I’m staying on the topic of Mexican beers). And perhaps it’s already been said and I just missed it in the comments above, but there’s one reason and one reason only that these teams do the Latino night in the first place: marketing $$$. You know how many meatheads here on the South Side of Chicago buy green Sox crap? And when a team makes a “Latino” jersey, it’s just one more thing to sell and another way to attract a large ethic customer base that’s generally underrepresented. It has nothing to do with honoring or respecting anybody and everything to do with parting fans from their money.

  • Concerned Citizen | May 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    Other Spanish names for Oriole:

    calandria (Oriole); calandria zapotera, naranjero

    Naranjero might be a better choice, since it sounds like it comes from “naranja”, which of course means “orange.”

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    That’s some owner you guys have out there on Long Island:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”327696″][quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.[/quote]

    He once had an awkward moment…just to see what it felt like.

  • Nathan | May 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”327697″]I’m calling it Swine Flu.[/quote]
    Comment of the day.

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”327698″]That’s some owner you guys have out there on Long Island:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    WANG AND KUMAR GO TO LONG GUY LAND
    You expected something other than an inept comedy?

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    Do the Devils own the rights to this name/jersey/etc., or can the Isles assume the name “Scouts” immediately upon arrival in KC?

    http://www.icejersey...

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”327702″]Do the Devils own the rights to this name/jersey/etc., or can the Isles assume the name “Scouts” immediately upon arrival in KC?

    http://www.icejersey...

    And how badly will Reebok eff this jersey up when they get their hands on it?

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”327623″][quote comment=”327566″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference.[/quote]

    Actually, if you’d been paying attention, you’d have noticed that I use “douchebag” for all corporate sponsors, not just Nike. If it gets under your skin, well, now you know how corporate sponsorship makes me feel.[/quote]

    I only mean to suggest that the greatest thing going for this blog is the enthusiasm for great uniform design and whole hearted appreciation for those that seek it out. In my opinion reducing the people with whom you disagree to “douchebags” does nothing to build this community and could just be reducing it.

    I understand this is your blog and your opinions are part of what gives it such color but I think time and space would be better spent translating the disgust you feel into productive suggestions or actions instead of spreading it.[/quote]

    Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a very fair critique — thoughtful, well-stated, reasonably argued.

    But sometimes the powers that be are so annoying, so offensive, that outrage and mockery are not merely justifiable but necessary. Does that inject some negative energy into the proceedings? Yeah. Is that regrettable? Arguably. It’s a judgment call…. Let’s put it this way: It ain’t going away, but I’ll try to keep your comments in mind.

  • Paul Lukas | May 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”327698″]That’s some owner you guys have out there on Long Island:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    He’s very in tune with the local community, because everyone else regrets that he purchased the team too.

  • Taha | May 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    ricko, i see where you are coming from, but ultimately this has little if anything to do with political correctness or kowtowing to minorities and everything to do with marketing to potentially untapped demographics and making money, like the Manny Pacquiao-SF Giants promotion. I suppose they could have gone a step further and made their jerseys in Tagalog.

  • Peter Wunsch | May 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    If May 5 fell during the NFL season would the wide receiver for Los Bengales change his name to Johnson?

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”327702″]Do the Devils own the rights to this name/jersey/etc., or can the Isles assume the name “Scouts” immediately upon arrival in KC?

    http://www.icejersey...

    What’s worse, the Utah Jazz or the Kansas City Islanders?

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”327698″]That’s some owner you guys have out there on Long Island:

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010-11 Kansas City Scouts!

    I’m far from an authority on this (meaning I know as much as Francesa pretends to know), but from my perch here in Jersey, it appears that Wang is geniunely interested — and the sieve that is his financial stake in the team seems to back this up — in keeping the Isles on the Island. That said, a winning team will put fannies in the seats.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    Revo Speed…SOOOOO much better than the original.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”327692″][quote comment=”327624″]This is my favorite pic so far. The suspended raindrops are fantastic![/quote]

    Must say, one of my faves also. I believe, it’s the first time the Seahawks have used that green font on the rookie name tape? Dig the Revo. Speed helmet on Curry as well. Great look.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    I am a Schutt gut til the end, Greene is wearing one, however, I REALLY like the look of the Revo Speed.

  • ChrisSh | May 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    Very nice Latin Week unis Paul. I just had a quick question about the Cubs. Back when I was in high school, my Spanish teacher told me that in Mexico, they refer to the Cubs as “Los Ositos” with “osito” translating to “baby bear.” Is that accurate at all, or was my teacher a liar?

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”327706″]ricko, i see where you are coming from, but ultimately this has little if anything to do with political correctness or kowtowing to minorities and everything to do with marketing to potentially untapped demographics and making money, like the Manny Pacquiao-SF Giants promotion. I suppose they could have gone a step further and made their jerseys in Tagalog.[/quote]

    That’s kinda what I meant. It’s hollow. It’s PC for the sake of alleged PC, a cheap and transparent marketing ploy. And I never thought it was kowtowing. quite the opposite. As someone said, it comes off as talking down to group. “You’ll love us if we put ‘los’ in front of our name. Yeah, you’re so easily swayed, that’ll do it.”

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    what’s a schutt gut?

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”327682″][quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    Well that’s what I was hinting at with my Holidays Only rule. Its not singling out a demographic that way. We *all* like to take advantage of holidays, and usually do so by simply wearing a green dress shirt to work, or having Mexican food for dinner on certain holidays–why can’t our sports teams get in on that action a little?

    [/quote]

    I just wish sports uni’s would stick to being sports related. Christmas, St. Patricks Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day… my god… all of these holidays are used as gimmicks to generate merchandise! I think it’s gotten to the point of gastly obscene, especially with those MLB Stars & Stripes gear, which looks like absolute ASS. It’s too much, it’s not fun, it’s all over-blown, and it’s all for the sake of generating revenue. And when you see teams wearing & selling caps with stadium logos on it, then you know things have gone too far. And yeah, I was pissed when they added MLB logos on the back of caps. Doesn’t need to be there, and it gave them another reason to charge another dollar for a fitted cap (which back in 1993, $21).

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”327709″][quote comment=”327698″]That’s some owner you guys have out there on Long Island:

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010-11 Kansas City Scouts!

    I’m far from an authority on this (meaning I know as much as Francesa pretends to know), but from my perch here in Jersey, it appears that Wang is geniunely interested — and the sieve that is his financial stake in the team seems to back this up — in keeping the Isles on the Island. That said, a winning team will put fannies in the seats.[/quote]

    Here’s a “mash-up” of the KC Scouts logo and Islanders fans:

    http://www.hvchronic...

  • Joe Hilseberg | May 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327669″]Hello there…

    I must ask, where did you find all of the fonts for these jersey mock-ups today? I know there was a link posted for the back-of-jersey fonts a while back, but I’m wondering about the FRONT of the jersey fonts…

    Any help would be appreciated![/quote]

    Most of the time it’s not a font…we draw it in Adobe Illustrator, but if someone out there has font version I don’t know about – that would rule!

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    I’m Calling It Joe Robbie:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • M.Princip | May 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”327711″][quote comment=”327692″][quote comment=”327624″]This is my favorite pic so far. The suspended raindrops are fantastic![/quote]

    Must say, one of my faves also. I believe, it’s the first time the Seahawks have used that green font on the rookie name tape? Dig the Revo. Speed helmet on Curry as well. Great look.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    I am a Schutt gut til the end, Greene is wearing one, however, I REALLY like the look of the Revo Speed.[/quote]

    As far as sick lookin’ lids, Schutt reigns supreme with the ultra badass Ion 4D. The Revo Speed is a close second.
    Here’s my take:
    http://www.greenglar...

  • JL | May 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    Same for Bills rookie DE Aaron Maybin.

    Are the Sabres missing a goalie mask?

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”327681″][quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    nothing right about her?[/quote]

    Watch her show, watch her hips grow, note her crutch / fetish for chicken stock, read her bio and you’ll mock. (had to throw in the last word)

  • JeffM | May 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    dumb question: can someone tell me what type of font is used in the White Sox logo with the hitter?

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    “A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean?”

    it means, when i go into a sporting goods store to buy shoes, or workout gear, or dri-fit clothes for under my hockey equipment, i mostly buy nike. why? they have never… and i repeat… NEVER let me down…

    “How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???”

    so lee, i’d like you to answer this question for me:

    can, or should i NOT read THIS BLOG because of my choice of shoes, or workout gear, or hockey equipment, or cycling gear?

    please answer, thanks!

  • War Damn Eagle | May 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”327708″][quote comment=”327702″]Do the Devils own the rights to this name/jersey/etc., or can the Isles assume the name “Scouts” immediately upon arrival in KC?

    http://www.icejersey...

    What’s worse, the Utah Jazz or the Kansas City Islanders?[/quote]

    Or Calgary Flames

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    As a Pittsburgh Pirates fan of Polish descent, if MLB did a Polish Appreciation Day (just like at Kennywood), I would totally cop a “Piraci” shirt, because, hey, cool t-shirt.

  • Dave A | May 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    While looking for something else, I came across this shot of Lastings Milledge playing at triple-A Syracuse. Anyone know what the giant memorial patch is for?

    I don’t remember his name, but I asked the same question when I was at a Chiefs game earlier this year. It’s a patch for a long-time member of the Chiefs board who passed away. They may have also worn the patch for a period last season as well.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”327724″][quote comment=”327708″][quote comment=”327702″]Do the Devils own the rights to this name/jersey/etc., or can the Isles assume the name “Scouts” immediately upon arrival in KC?

    http://www.icejersey...

    What’s worse, the Utah Jazz or the Kansas City Islanders?[/quote]

    Or Calgary Flames[/quote]

    Los Angeles Lakers

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”327721″][quote comment=”327681″][quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    nothing right about her?[/quote]

    Watch her show, watch her hips grow, note her crutch / fetish for chicken stock, read her bio and you’ll mock. (had to throw in the last word)[/quote]

    WOW! after reading that, you’re right! someone drag her out in the street and shoot her! chicken stock, my ass! get her! lol. but what will happen to this:

    (one of many, and literally 2 clicks off of google)

    http://www.rachaelra...

    racheal ray, by the way, is a cutie… “heavy” or not. lol.

    and thats the last i will comment on that thread. i promise!

  • Jeff | May 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”327715″][quote comment=”327682″][quote comment=”327675″][quote comment=”327664″]

    All things in moderation…

    [/quote]

    That’s what Rachael Ray says, and there ain’t nothing right about her, as she has no clue on why she has sausage fingers. I didn’t lose over 90 pounds by “eating anything in moderation”. You gotta have limits, man. And honestly, I’m left out of these ethnic sports holiday celebrations / gimmicks. Why should one fanbase get preferential treatment over another?[/quote]

    Well that’s what I was hinting at with my Holidays Only rule. Its not singling out a demographic that way. We *all* like to take advantage of holidays, and usually do so by simply wearing a green dress shirt to work, or having Mexican food for dinner on certain holidays–why can’t our sports teams get in on that action a little?

    [/quote]

    I just wish sports uni’s would stick to being sports related. Christmas, St. Patricks Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day… my god… all of these holidays are used as gimmicks to generate merchandise! I think it’s gotten to the point of gastly obscene, especially with those MLB Stars & Stripes gear, which looks like absolute ASS. It’s too much, it’s not fun, it’s all over-blown, and it’s all for the sake of generating revenue. And when you see teams wearing & selling caps with stadium logos on it, then you know things have gone too far. And yeah, I was pissed when they added MLB logos on the back of caps. Doesn’t need to be there, and it gave them another reason to charge another dollar for a fitted cap (which back in 1993, $21).[/quote]

    Fair enough. I think it all comes down to design/implementation in the end:

    Nice and simple.

    Disaster.

  • M.Princip | May 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”327720″][quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    Same for Bills rookie DE Aaron Maybin.

    Are the Sabres missing a goalie mask?[/quote]

    Those Nikes Maybin’s wearing look like clown shoes. Trust me, I would not say that to his face, since, he’d probably slap me upside the head with some Jujitsu.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”327731″][quote comment=”327720″][quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    Same for Bills rookie DE Aaron Maybin.

    Are the Sabres missing a goalie mask?[/quote]

    Those Nikes Maybin’s wearing look like clown shoes. Trust me, I would not say that to his face, since, he’d probably slap me upside the head with some Jujitsu.[/quote]

    1. Nike Super Speed D…they are two-toned from last year.

    2. I wear Nikes 95% of the time, I prefer their gear.

    3. Schutt GUY-wiseass…remember your ticket is still in MY posession, B@#*&!

  • Brendan | May 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”327725″]As a Pittsburgh Pirates fan of Polish descent, if MLB did a Polish Appreciation Day (just like at Kennywood), I would totally cop a “Piraci” shirt, because, hey, cool t-shirt.[/quote]

    They have been giving out nationality day hats with the Bucs logo on them and the nationality\’s colors the past few years.

    Not sure if they did that for the Polish day celebration this past Saturday.

  • dave | May 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”327707″]If May 5 fell during the NFL season would the wide receiver for Los Bengales change his name to Johnson?[/quote]

    That joked bombed on a few different levels.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”327723″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    “A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean?”

    it means, when i go into a sporting goods store to buy shoes, or workout gear, or dri-fit clothes for under my hockey equipment, i mostly buy nike. why? they have never… and i repeat… NEVER let me down… [/quote]

    “Never let you down” ? What, the product didn’t explode or disintegrate into thin air after using it? Remember this: no matter what a company tells you, the athlete makes the athlete, not the gear.

  • Namhob | May 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    Here’s my (somewhat) modern take on the Seattle Pilots. It would probably end up a LOT nicer if I had artistic talent and a better program to work from, but I digress.

    http://i400.photobuc...

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    lol… oh, i get it. not only will we hate, but we’ll add stuff too!

    “How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company??”

    good quality product that never let me down. in my eyes much better than addidas and rbk. although, in the rare occasion that i dont choose nike, i go with champion which is also i good product even at a cheaper price…

    “What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it”

    please show me where i wrote or implied that… unless otherwise you’re talking about the DB with the nike car…

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    Uh…

    I’m an adidas guy. It’s all I wear. I like the way the shoes and apparel look and feel. It is ATHLETIC gear, and I appreciate the AESTHETICS. How’s that for an intersection?

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”327738″][quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    Uh…

    I’m an adidas guy. It’s all I wear. I like the way the shoes and apparel look and feel. It is ATHLETIC gear, and I appreciate the AESTHETICS. How’s that for an intersection?[/quote]

    I inadvertedly included your quote, Bernard. Honestly, I want my gear to be logo-free. If there was some easy way to cut / remove stitched or screened company logos, I’d do it. I will never buy an adjustable MLB cap because of the New Era logo on the side. Looks… bush league.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”327735″][quote comment=”327723″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    “A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean?”

    it means, when i go into a sporting goods store to buy shoes, or workout gear, or dri-fit clothes for under my hockey equipment, i mostly buy nike. why? they have never… and i repeat… NEVER let me down… [/quote]

    “Never let you down” ? What, the product didn’t explode or disintegrate into thin air after using it? Remember this: no matter what a company tells you, the athlete makes the athlete, not the gear.[/quote]

    i’ve never seen a shoe “explode or disintegrate into thin air” so i really have no preference on that… but, (not trying to be an advertisement or testimonial), i have had 2 interactions with nike customer service in my lifetime… and walked away more than happy both times while dealing with products of $70 or more. hence “they never let me down”… and, thats the last time i defend myself and my decisions with you… thanks

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”327739″][quote comment=”327738″][quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    Uh…

    I’m an adidas guy. It’s all I wear. I like the way the shoes and apparel look and feel. It is ATHLETIC gear, and I appreciate the AESTHETICS. How’s that for an intersection?[/quote]

    I inadvertedly included your quote, Bernard. Honestly, I want my gear to be logo-free. If there was some easy way to cut / remove stitched or screened company logos, I’d do it. I will never buy an adjustable MLB cap because of the New Era logo on the side. Looks… bush league.[/quote]

    Take the nameplate off your car, do you? Your refrigerator?

    Just sayin’…logos are all around us. But, I suppose to whatever extent—and in whatever areas–we can control that, that’s at our individual discretion.

    —Ricko

  • Kabe | May 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    You know, that’s not how you spell “Vibora”. And a closer translation to Diamondback would be Cascabel. (rattlesnake)

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”327738″][quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    Uh…

    I’m an adidas guy. It’s all I wear. I like the way the shoes and apparel look and feel. It is ATHLETIC gear, and I appreciate the AESTHETICS. How’s that for an intersection?[/quote]

    This is one of the more ridiculous debates that I have seen on UW.

    Seriously, who the hell cares why or what brand someone prefers?

  • Filthy McNasty | May 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=\”327715\”][quote comment=\”327682\”]
    I just wish sports uni’s would stick to being sports related. Christmas, St. Patricks Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day… my god… all of these holidays are used as gimmicks to generate merchandise! I think it’s gotten to the point of gastly obscene, especially with those MLB Stars & Stripes gear, which looks like absolute ASS. It’s too much, it’s not fun, it’s all over-blown, and it’s all for the sake of generating revenue. And when you see teams wearing & selling caps with stadium logos on it, then you know things have gone too far. And yeah, I was pissed when they added MLB logos on the back of caps. Doesn\’t need to be there, and it gave them another reason to charge another dollar for a fitted cap (which back in 1993, $21).[/quote]

    I like the points made here, I find it ridiculous that an American sports team would change it’s colours to green for St. Patrick’s Day. A club’s colours are a core part of its identity, how can that be given up so easily for a non-American holiday? I just don’t get it.

    If my team Hull City wore green, or red, or blue or whatever, for one home game as a holiday gimmick I’d be furious, our colours are amber and black and that’s what we should wear regardless of the day. If you want to add a patch, or have the players warm up in green tee shirts, then fine, but a total colour change is crossing the line, the Bulls look ridiculous wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day and Green day/Earth day or whatever it is.

    I’m glad the NFL doesn’t countenance such crap.

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”327739″]I will never buy an adjustable MLB cap because of the New Era logo on the side. Looks… bush league.[/quote]
    Doesn’t the adjustable aspect of the hat make it bush league enough?

  • Kabe | May 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    Also, ‘guardabosques’ means forest keeper. Ranger means “Vigia”, or “Guardia”. Bad altavista translations…

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    On another note…
    I was cap shopping on MLB.com and saw this:

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    That is quite possibly the most politically incorrect thing that I have seen today.

  • Grundy | May 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    I want a Bengals shirt that says “I’m still calling him Chad Johnson.”

  • Peter Wunsch | May 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    Take the nameplate off your car, do you? Your refrigerator?

    Just sayin’…logos are all around us. But, I suppose to whatever extent—and in whatever areas–we can control that, that’s at our individual discretion.

    —Ricko

    I cannot control the Chrysler or Chevrolet logo on my car, but I sure as hell can control whether or not the dealer defaces it with a drilled nameplate reading Northport Chrysler or Quinn’s Chevrolet.

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”327733″][quote comment=”327725″]As a Pittsburgh Pirates fan of Polish descent, if MLB did a Polish Appreciation Day (just like at Kennywood), I would totally cop a “Piraci” shirt, because, hey, cool t-shirt.[/quote]

    They have been giving out nationality day hats with the Bucs logo on them and the nationality\’s colors the past few years.

    Not sure if they did that for the Polish day celebration this past Saturday.[/quote]

    Really? Cool. For the record, I don’t consider this to be pandering.

    Is this okay with everybody, since they’re giving the hats away instead of selling them? ;)

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”327747″]On another note…
    I was cap shopping on MLB.com and saw this:

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    That is quite possibly the most politically incorrect thing that I have seen today.[/quote]

    That was discussed a bit last year, begging the question if anyone was awake at New Era or MLB.

    —Ricko

  • Brendan | May 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327750″][quote comment=”327733″][quote comment=”327725″]As a Pittsburgh Pirates fan of Polish descent, if MLB did a Polish Appreciation Day (just like at Kennywood), I would totally cop a “Piraci” shirt, because, hey, cool t-shirt.[/quote]

    They have been giving out nationality day hats with the Bucs logo on them and the nationality\’s colors the past few years.

    Not sure if they did that for the Polish day celebration this past Saturday.[/quote]

    Really? Cool. For the record, I don’t consider this to be pandering.

    Is this okay with everybody, since they’re giving the hats away instead of selling them? ;)[/quote]

    Well, it’s not entirely a giveaway. You had to buy special “Nationality Day” tickets to get them. They had early entrance to the game and had ethnic food, music, etc. I went for Slovak day and now proudly own a Pirates Slovak hat.

    And they sold some of the nationality caps at the ballpark.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327751″][quote comment=”327747″]On another note…
    I was cap shopping on MLB.com and saw this:

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    That is quite possibly the most politically incorrect thing that I have seen today.[/quote]

    That was discussed a bit last year, begging the question if anyone was awake at New Era or MLB.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I know Ricko, my excuse was that I despised those caps so much that I just bypassed any discussion regarding them.

  • ScottyJ in WV | May 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Stay thirsty, my friend…

  • Bernard | May 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”327752″][quote comment=”327750″][quote comment=”327733″][quote comment=”327725″]As a Pittsburgh Pirates fan of Polish descent, if MLB did a Polish Appreciation Day (just like at Kennywood), I would totally cop a “Piraci” shirt, because, hey, cool t-shirt.[/quote]

    They have been giving out nationality day hats with the Bucs logo on them and the nationality\’s colors the past few years.

    Not sure if they did that for the Polish day celebration this past Saturday.[/quote]

    Really? Cool. For the record, I don’t consider this to be pandering.

    Is this okay with everybody, since they’re giving the hats away instead of selling them? ;)[/quote]

    Well, it’s not entirely a giveaway. You had to buy special “Nationality Day” tickets to get them. They had early entrance to the game and had ethnic food, music, etc. I went for Slovak day and now proudly own a Pirates Slovak hat.

    And they sold some of the nationality caps at the ballpark.[/quote]

    Sounds like a great promotion to me.

    And, checking the website, it looks like most (if not all) of the nationality days align with the most-Pittsburgh promotion of all – fireworks night!

  • Ricko | May 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”327753″][quote comment=”327751″][quote comment=”327747″]On another note…
    I was cap shopping on MLB.com and saw this:

    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    That is quite possibly the most politically incorrect thing that I have seen today.[/quote]

    That was discussed a bit last year, begging the question if anyone was awake at New Era or MLB.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I know Ricko, my excuse was that I despised those caps so much that I just bypassed any discussion regarding them.[/quote]

    I know the feeling. Pretty much my reaction, too, then and now. Just a dumbass move designed to sell hats at a time when people are in a patriotic mood. Sooooooo transparent on MLB’s part.

    —Ricko

  • Juggernaut | May 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”327639″]Hey Paul, here’s a suggestion for you. In past articles, you’ve imagined what a redesigned Miami Marlins jersey would look like, as well as how baseball jerseys would look if the home and away wording were swapped. Now, we have imagined uniforms for teams wishing to honor their Spanish-speaking fans.

    To go along with these alternate-universe jersey theme, we can go into a complete alternate universe where baseball teams did not relocate in the way they have done in reality. How would these teams have designed their uniforms throughout the various design eras in baseball? To flesh this idea out further, think of the following scenarios:

    1. How would the Saint Louis Browns have looked in the 70s double-knit polyester era?

    2. Would the Philadelphia A’s have gone the Charlie Finley gold/green route, and if not, how would they look today?

    3. What would a modern-day Seattle Pilots uniform look like?

    And if anyone feels like tackling long-defunct NL teams (Louisville Grays, Cleveland Spiders) or even the Federal League, hey, go for it.[/quote]

    I second that!

  • Juggernaut | May 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    I’m still calling them the Whalers.

  • pflava | May 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    How about “I’m Still Calling Them The Bullets” for you Washington area readers.

  • Bob Sullivan | May 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    I’m so sorry that First Union was bought out by Wachovia (who’s been bought out by someone else). It was so much fun referring to the Flyers/Sixers area (the former First Union Center) as the FU. So Philly. That would have been great on a T-Shirt.

    Bob Sullivan

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    I’m still calling them the Browns. Oh, wait…

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”327760″]I’m so sorry that First Union was bought out by Wachovia (who’s been bought out by someone else). It was so much fun referring to the Flyers/Sixers area (the former First Union Center) as the FU. So Philly. That would have been great on a T-Shirt.

    Bob Sullivan[/quote]

    “I’m Still Calling It F.U.C., ‘K?”

  • peanbo | May 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”327653″]This can apply to facilities that were renamed (”I’m Calling It Skydome,” for example) or new corporate-named facilities that replaced non-corporate ones (”I’m Calling It Shea” falls into this category, and so would, say, “I’m Calling It Candlestick” or “I’m Calling It the Vet”).

    Nobody ever considered calling AT&T Park (originally, Pacific Bell Park) ‘Candlestick.’ Not even in a slang/affectionate sense the way it seems Mets fans want to refer to their new park.

    Pacific Bell Park (or even Pac Bell Park) rolled nicely off the tongue, and the corporate name seemed so ‘right’ in this case.

    I’m sure you’d find many Giants fans in the market for a “I’m calling it Pacific Bell Park” shirt.[/quote]

    I’d go for that. Though “I’m calling it Pac Bell” probably works better for a T-shirt.

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”327758″]I’m still calling them the Whalers.[/quote]

    Ya know, that could also apply to the BK Big Fish.

  • chance michaels | May 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”327736″]Here’s my (somewhat) modern take on the Seattle Pilots. It would probably end up a LOT nicer if I had artistic talent and a better program to work from, but I digress.

    http://i400.photobuc...

    Interesting. I’d suspect the Pilots would now use some super-custom font, given how crazy they started in the beginning.

    Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?

    Any resemblance to another Brewers concept of mine is strictly coincidental. I feel certain that the team would eventually choose the same wordmark on its own aesthetic merits. :D

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote]This is one of the more ridiculous debates that I have seen on UW.

    Seriously, who the hell cares why or what brand someone prefers?[/quote]

    says the guy with the link to niketalk.com in his url ;)

  • Prexy Hater | May 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”327590″][quote comment=”327586″][quote comment=”327579″][quote comment=”327571″][quote comment=”327568″][quote comment=”327562″][quote comment=”327555″]Hey Burgh-area UniWatchers: not a sports arena, but how about “I’m Calling It Star Lake”?

    F- the Post Gazette Pavilion![/quote]

    wow! great point jason! i always call it star lake too. just so much easier to say!

    how bout a shirt that says “i’m calling it vinny’s” lol[/quote]
    Spot on you two. I think the PG Pavilion/Star Lake is the closest thing the burgh has to the “Calling it Shea” lexicon. I don’t think I’ve ever referred to that place as anything other than Star Lake.

    I think I’ve said it in here before, but you get a lot of people still referring to Civic Arena but I don’t think that’s out of any animosity towards Mellon, just a force of habit.[/quote]

    that was all on jason… but you’re right kek, as far as the burgh-area goes… i actually just call it mellon arena. easy to say.

    i was thinking of an “i’m calling it the energy center” shirt. which is what i will be calling it, for example… but i’m not sure if it has a great ring to it to sell. “i’m calling it shea” is just so perfect on a few different levels![/quote]

    I believe I read somewhere that the unofficial nickname for the new building is “The Power Plant”, which I think has a nice ring. But I’m not sure the shirt really works unless you’re using a name/nickname that was used before and then replaced… am I right?[/quote]

    well, it’s gonna be called the “consol energy center” right? so in conversation, i’ve just been calling it “the energy center”… the “power plant” sounds forced as hell! that HAS to be from consol’s or even the penguins marketing people![/quote]

    Yeah, you’re probably right. Now that I think about it, I believe I heard “Power Plant” on the news, right when they announced Consol, so I’m sure it was either Consol or the Penguins that came up with it. TOTALLY sounds forced, though![/quote]

    Since Consol is a coal energy company, I’ve been calling it the “Global Warming Center”

  • Mark in Shiga | May 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    I recall some organization or movement to let every country decide what they’re going to be called and then everyone sticks with that.

    I like this idea, not least because people would have to become proficient in all kinds of sounds that their own language doesn’t have.

    Learning the nasal A in “France” or the o-umlaut in “Österreich” is pretty easy for most Westerners, but I’d love to see people learn to say the African click sounds in “!Kung” or even the Hungarian “gy” in “Magyar”.

    And regarding “THE Cerveceros” — that would be much, much more pathetic than “Los Mets”. “Cerveceros” is an easily-translated word, whereas the Mets presumably struggled with a good Spanish translation for “Mets”.

  • MPowers1634 | May 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”327766″][quote]This is one of the more ridiculous debates that I have seen on UW.

    Seriously, who the hell cares why or what brand someone prefers?[/quote]

    says the guy with the link to niketalk.com in his url ;)[/quote]

    Yes, I choose to wear and support Nike.

    However, I don’t infringe on anyone’s right to wear items by any company they deem fit.

  • peanbo | May 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    The Giants class A minor league affiliate, the San Jose Giants, have a big ape, named “Gigante,” as their Mascot.

    http://www.sjgiants....

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    as does the _____ islanders!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”327770″]The Giants class A minor league affiliate, the San Jose Giants, have a big ape, named “Gigante,” as their Mascot.

    http://www.sjgiants....

    thats a real cartoony mascot ape! who’s the guy on the right though? i cant see his jersey number! lol.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    I’m still calling it Weeghman Park….because isnt Wrigley Field a corporate sponsor name? Haha!

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”327699″][quote comment=”327696″][quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.[/quote]

    He once had an awkward moment…just to see what it felt like.[/quote]
    he traveled to olympus to eat the gods lightning…just crap thunder

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”327774″]I’m still calling it Weeghman Park….because isnt Wrigley Field a corporate sponsor name? Haha![/quote]

    Oops…”I’m calling it Weeghman Park” ;)

  • Nick | May 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”327685″][quote comment=”327639″]Hey Paul, here’s a suggestion for you. In past articles, you’ve imagined what a redesigned Miami Marlins jersey would look like, as well as how baseball jerseys would look if the home and away wording were swapped. Now, we have imagined uniforms for teams wishing to honor their Spanish-speaking fans.

    To go along with these alternate-universe jersey theme, we can go into a complete alternate universe where baseball teams did not relocate in the way they have done in reality. How would these teams have designed their uniforms throughout the various design eras in baseball? To flesh this idea out further, think of the following scenarios:

    1. How would the Saint Louis Browns have looked in the 70s double-knit polyester era?

    2. Would the Philadelphia A’s have gone the Charlie Finley gold/green route, and if not, how would they look today?

    3. What would a modern-day Seattle Pilots uniform look like?

    And if anyone feels like tackling long-defunct NL teams (Louisville Grays, Cleveland Spiders) or even the Federal League, hey, go for it.[/quote]
    An outstanding idea.

    I call “What if Bill Beeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Brons back to Milwaukee in 1952?”[/quote]

    I also have read in a number of baseball history accounts that Bill Veeck wanted to move the Saint Louis Browns to Los Angeles around 1946 and that he had pressed to sign Negro League players well before the Dodgers, but the then – comissioner and league owners blocked him on both attempts.

  • LarenR | May 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”327763″][quote comment=”327653″]This can apply to facilities that were renamed (”I’m Calling It Skydome,” for example) or new corporate-named facilities that replaced non-corporate ones (”I’m Calling It Shea” falls into this category, and so would, say, “I’m Calling It Candlestick” or “I’m Calling It the Vet”).

    Nobody ever considered calling AT&T Park (originally, Pacific Bell Park) ‘Candlestick.’ Not even in a slang/affectionate sense the way it seems Mets fans want to refer to their new park.

    Pacific Bell Park (or even Pac Bell Park) rolled nicely off the tongue, and the corporate name seemed so ‘right’ in this case.

    I’m sure you’d find many Giants fans in the market for a “I’m calling it Pacific Bell Park” shirt.[/quote]

    I’d go for that. Though “I’m calling it Pac Bell” probably works better for a T-shirt.[/quote]
    I always liked “Pacific Bell Park.” It never felt too corporate and my rationalization was that you could add an E to Bell and you’ve got Pacific Belle, a beauty of a park on the Pacific coast…perfect!

    Now, after three different names, I just call it Giant Telecom Park.

    BTW, Candlestick Park is on a geographic feature named Candlestick Point, so the name never really translated to the new stadium in SF’s China Basin.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”327775″][quote comment=”327699″][quote comment=”327696″][quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.[/quote]

    He once had an awkward moment…just to see what it felt like.[/quote]
    he traveled to olympus to eat the gods lightning…just to crap thunder[/quote]
    fixed

  • Nick Houser | May 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    Lebron will wear special MVP shoes tonight accoring to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article and pictures here.

  • concealed78 | May 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”327740″][quote comment=”327735″][quote comment=”327723″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    “A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean?”

    it means, when i go into a sporting goods store to buy shoes, or workout gear, or dri-fit clothes for under my hockey equipment, i mostly buy nike. why? they have never… and i repeat… NEVER let me down… [/quote]

    “Never let you down” ? What, the product didn’t explode or disintegrate into thin air after using it? Remember this: no matter what a company tells you, the athlete makes the athlete, not the gear.[/quote]

    i’ve never seen a shoe “explode or disintegrate into thin air” so i really have no preference on that…[/quote]

    Actually, I don’t know where I saw the pic, it was probably linked here, but it was pic of a soccer game where a guy’s ultra light & thin advanced shoe tore apart during a game. I think it was a Nike shoe, too.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”327779″][quote comment=”327775″][quote comment=”327699″][quote comment=”327696″][quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.[/quote]

    He once had an awkward moment…just to see what it felt like.[/quote]
    he traveled to olympus to eat the gods lightning…just to crap thunder[/quote]
    [/quote]
    when he gets an erection, the earth’s axis is shifted.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”327782″][quote comment=”327779″][quote comment=”327775″][quote comment=”327699″][quote comment=”327696″][quote comment=”327683″][quote comment=”327679″][quote comment=”327673″]And why Corona? Such a substandard beer at a premium price.

    But I digress. Anyone want to take a shot at these Little League jerseys?[/quote]

    cause he likes corona… so he drinks corona…[/quote]

    i don’t often drink beer…but when i do…it’s dos equis[/quote]

    Phil is . . . the most interesting man in the world.[/quote]

    He once had an awkward moment…just to see what it felt like.[/quote]
    he traveled to olympus to eat the gods lightning…just to crap thunder[/quote]
    [/quote]
    when he gets an erection, the earth’s axis is shifted.[/quote]
    if he told you to eat your beets…you would do it, and like it.

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    Is it just me or is this conversation REALLY digressing? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  • Nick | May 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”327784″]Is it just me or is this conversation REALLY digressing? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…[/quote]

    REALLY !!!

    At this point I’d be willing to read about critiques of Canadian Jr. Hockey PRACTICE JERSEYS than read about the last bunch of postings !!!

  • chance michaels | May 5, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”327777″][quote comment=”327685″][quote comment=”327639″]Hey Paul, here’s a suggestion for you. In past articles, you’ve imagined what a redesigned Miami Marlins jersey would look like, as well as how baseball jerseys would look if the home and away wording were swapped. Now, we have imagined uniforms for teams wishing to honor their Spanish-speaking fans.

    To go along with these alternate-universe jersey theme, we can go into a complete alternate universe where baseball teams did not relocate in the way they have done in reality. How would these teams have designed their uniforms throughout the various design eras in baseball? To flesh this idea out further, think of the following scenarios:

    1. How would the Saint Louis Browns have looked in the 70s double-knit polyester era?

    2. Would the Philadelphia A’s have gone the Charlie Finley gold/green route, and if not, how would they look today?

    3. What would a modern-day Seattle Pilots uniform look like?

    And if anyone feels like tackling long-defunct NL teams (Louisville Grays, Cleveland Spiders) or even the Federal League, hey, go for it.[/quote]
    An outstanding idea.

    I call “What if Bill Beeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Brons back to Milwaukee in 1952?”[/quote]

    I also have read in a number of baseball history accounts that Bill Veeck wanted to move the Saint Louis Browns to Los Angeles around 1946 and that he had pressed to sign Negro League players well before the Dodgers, but the then – comissioner and league owners blocked him on both attempts.[/quote]
    That was about the same time, in the early 1950s. He considered it as well as Milwaukee.

    Bill Veeck didn’t own the Browns in 1946 – he owned the Indians. And they didn’t need to move anywhere.

  • Big Al | May 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”327768″]whereas the Mets presumably struggled with a good Spanish translation for “Mets”.[/quote]
    Los Mess

  • chance michaels | May 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    Minneapolis Giants almost came to be. Had O’Malley not stuck nis nose in.

    As for the Browns, I consider it a near-certainty that he would taken them back to the Brewers name, given his history.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”327785″][quote comment=”327784″]Is it just me or is this conversation REALLY digressing? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…[/quote]

    REALLY !!!

    At this point I’d be willing to read about critiques of Canadian Jr. Hockey PRACTICE JERSEYS than read about the last bunch of postings !!![/quote]
    i understand, a couple one liners are a strain on the brains of some. kind of a slow day. the 5th of may has already been shown to be a bogus holiday, and i can confirm that from my largely mexican hood. and some guy really really likes nike. give us something to talk about sport.

  • Lee | May 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”327780″]Lebron will wear special MVP shoes tonight accoring to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article and pictures here.[/quote]

    Where is the “huge” Nike fan telling us how stoked he is about these?

    Lee

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”327788″][quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    Minneapolis Giants almost came to be. Had O’Malley not stuck nis nose in.

    As for the Browns, I consider it a near-certainty that he would taken them back to the Brewers name, given his history.[/quote]
    grrrreat job on this. why don’t more teams, or any tems use that old sleeve trim, it’s fantastic, and the brown and gold really suit the brewer name. that being said, i am glad i have my o’s

  • Greenie | May 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    Is there no word for Marlin in Spanish? A quick search on a cheap translater site says ‘aguja blanca’ = white marlin.

    -Greenie

  • Juggernaut | May 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    Pats will wear the throwbacks four times next season…

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

    * Monday, Sept. 14: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (ESPN, 7 p.m.)

    * Sunday, Oct. 11: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (CBS, 4:15 p.m.)

    * Sunday, Oct. 18: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots (CBS, 4:15 p.m.)

    * Sunday, Dec. 6: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (NBC, 8:20 p.m.)

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    Some photos from the Life archive. Penn-Princeton game in 1952. Princeton won the Ivy League and were ranked in the Top 20.

    The face guard makes this Penn player look like something out of a Klingon football league.

    Closer shot

    I’m kinda digging these Penn striped sleeves

    More stripe on stripe action

    Remember: Don’t bring a tiger to a gun fight

    On field parking?

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”327790″][quote comment=”327780″]Lebron will wear special MVP shoes tonight accoring to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article and pictures here.[/quote]

    Where is the “huge” Nike fan telling us how stoked he is about these?

    Lee[/quote]

    i have a question for the ‘sneakerheads’…

    how long does it take to make a pair of kicks? cuz…if the chosen one only won the mvp yesterday, nike couldn’t have just made them up that quick-like could they?

    did they ‘know’ he was going to win the award (i’d imagine the voting was pretty close, but don’t pay such things any mind) ahead of time?

    if he hadn’t, would some size 14 sudanese child/man be wearing those kicks in like two weeks…???

  • chance michaels | May 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”327791″][quote comment=”327788″][quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    Minneapolis Giants almost came to be. Had O’Malley not stuck nis nose in.

    As for the Browns, I consider it a near-certainty that he would taken them back to the Brewers name, given his history.[/quote]
    grrrreat job on this. why don’t more teams, or any tems use that old sleeve trim, it’s fantastic, and the brown and gold really suit the brewer name. that being said, i am glad i have my o’s[/quote]

    Thanks for the kind words. I love the sleeve piping.

    For those who don’t know, this is a variation on a concept I did for the NL club.

  • Steve Patterson | May 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    “I’m Calling it Mile High”

    -Which…we sort of got. Invesco Field at Mile High is still stupid though.

  • Squiddie | May 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    Chance, you might know this. Is this Borchert field?
    Another look.

    The WEMP sign means it’s Milwaukee and it was taken in 1949, but I can’t get a good look at the players.

  • Marshall | May 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    So with Miami playing in legacy games will they be wearing throwbacks? Is this the Dolphins ‘uni-related’ news that we have been waiting for?

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”327797″][quote comment=”327791″][quote comment=”327788″][quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    Minneapolis Giants almost came to be. Had O’Malley not stuck nis nose in.

    As for the Browns, I consider it a near-certainty that he would taken them back to the Brewers name, given his history.[/quote]
    grrrreat job on this. why don’t more teams, or any tems use that old sleeve trim, it’s fantastic, and the brown and gold really suit the brewer name. that being said, i am glad i have my o’s[/quote]

    Thanks for the kind words. I love the sleeve piping.

    For those who don’t know, this is a variation on a concept I did for the NL club.[/quote]
    fuckin a man, that is brilliant. that’s the brewer uni right there. not sure that i am sold on the cap cap, but i will take it if i can have that uni.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    …the cap is clever though, i for sure will give you that.

  • Mark | May 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    So is Phil’s watermark logo always a tweak of Tecate beer’s logo, or is that just a special Cinco de Mayo shout out?

  • CVail | May 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    I’m in for a “I’m still calling it the Jake” shirt, as long as the back says “They’re still shitty”

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”327803″]So is Phil’s watermark logo always a tweak of Tecate beer’s logo, or is that just a special Cinco de Mayo shout out?[/quote]

    paulie’s logo

  • ClubMedChupa | May 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    I’m still calling it Weeghman Park….because isnt Wrigley Field a corporate sponsor name? Haha!

    Actually, if you want to get technical about it, William Wrigley Jr. renamed the stadium Wrigley Field in honor of his father, William Wrigley Sr. As such, it’s more analogous to Shibe Park or (to use a more recent example) Jacobs Field than it is to Citi Field or U.S. Cellular Field.

  • marc | May 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”327802″]…the cap is clever though, i for sure will give you that.[/quote]

    I dig the “cap” cap. Another variation on that theme might be a bottle cap for the button.

  • Mark | May 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”327805″][quote comment=”327803″]So is Phil’s watermark logo always a tweak of Tecate beer’s logo, or is that just a special Cinco de Mayo shout out?[/quote]

    paulie’s logo[/quote]

    Sweet, not sure I would have noticed it any other day of the year…

  • Hott Rodd | May 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm |

    Phil,

    The race was expected to be close, but in the end it was a runaway with Lebron garnering almost all of the first place votes and double the “points” compared to Kobe.

    Also many people felt that it was a forgone conclusion that he would win the MVP as the season came to an end in March and April.

  • Will L. | May 5, 2009 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”327748″]I want a Bengals shirt that says “I’m still calling him Chad Johnson.”[/quote]

    on the back: “…and so is the NFL.”

    I’d also buy: “I’m still calling him Pacman”

    You’ve got a franchise brewing here, NoMas.

  • Lose R | May 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    another example of DIY gone terribly wrong

    http://deadspin.com/...

    although it’s nice to see that Drew Carey thinks the number sixty-nine is so funny

  • BringBackTheVet | May 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”327580″]While that kid with the homemade Phillies shirt did a great job, what’s he going to do when he finds out that Ruiz is changing his number from 51 to 18?
    [/quote]

    Except that Ruiz has worn 51 for two games now since the Phillies site showed the “change”, so it must just be a typo on the Phillies site.

  • Hibbs | May 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”327589″]Interesting helmet choice for Bills rookie center Eric Wood. [/quote]

    I can’t believe how many of those rookies are sporting those “disgraceful” new helmet styles. God damn.

  • BurghFan | May 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm |

    A note about Paulie’s Piratas jersey: it happens to fix what I see as a problem with the new sleeved Pirate look. They stuck with the same thin font that they used with the vests instead of going back to the heavier wordmark that they used on all the sleeved jerseys during the Three Rivers years. Paulie’s work uses a thicker font, which looks much better.

  • rpm | May 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”327807″][quote comment=”327802″]…the cap is clever though, i for sure will give you that.[/quote]

    I dig the “cap” cap. Another variation on that theme might be a bottle cap for the button.[/quote]

    that is clever too, and would be very subtle. i wasn’t saying i didn’t like it, i was just saying i wasn’t completely sold like i was the rest of it, which was absolutely perfect.

  • Jeff P | May 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”327739″][quote comment=”327738″][quote comment=”327727″][quote comment=”327688″][quote comment=”327561″][quote comment=”327556″]kinda tired of being confronted with “douchebag” every time there is a nike reference. really doesnt add anything positive to an argument against Nike’s or any others’ presence in sports or culture.[/quote]

    no… i’m a HUGE nike fan, it’s all i wear as far as sneakers/runners go… but that guy with the car is a total douche! “brand jordan” is a DB way of brand marketing… and, lastly, the oregon ducks…[/quote]

    A “huge” Nike fan? What the heck does that even mean? I mean unless you are under 18 or something.
    How does being a “huge” Nike fan, and being a reader of this blog intersect???

    Lee[/quote]

    I agree with you Lee on Ry Co 40’s comment. How in the hell could somebody pledge a love for any atheltic company?? What exactly does one get from wearing a company brand logo on one’s self?? It astounds me that people would buy stuff with just the company logo on it. If I were in charge, all company logos would be banned from all sporting gear, at least on the outside. If I was on a team, I’d deeply resent “you gotta wear this gear w/ the company’s logo on it, or you’ll be fined”.[/quote]

    Uh…

    I’m an adidas guy. It’s all I wear. I like the way the shoes and apparel look and feel. It is ATHLETIC gear, and I appreciate the AESTHETICS. How’s that for an intersection?[/quote]

    I inadvertedly included your quote, Bernard. Honestly, I want my gear to be logo-free. If there was some easy way to cut / remove stitched or screened company logos, I’d do it. I will never buy an adjustable MLB cap because of the New Era logo on the side. Looks… bush league.[/quote]
    Doesn’t take a ton of effort to remove an embroidered logo if you have access to both sides like you do on a cap. Just cut with a pocketknife on the back, and pull from the front and vise versa. I’ve done it, took me about half an hour to remove the new era flag from the side of my fitted minor league hat. Looks like there was never anything there.

    Just do it while watching tv.

  • James Craven | May 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    As per #267, Dolphin Stadium is now officially Land Shark Stadium.

  • Jason | May 5, 2009 at 7:43 pm |

    I am calling it “Tiger Stadium” and have been since they opened Comerica Park 9 years ago.

  • NuggetsNatsSoxfan | May 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    I think it would be cool if No Mas could do a tee on the TD Banknorth Garden, with something like “I’m Calling it the Gahden” with the New England accent emphasized. I hope that the “I’m Calling it…” tee templates aren’t just held to baseball stadium cause that tee would be sweet.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”327808″][quote comment=”327805″][quote comment=”327803″]So is Phil’s watermark logo always a tweak of Tecate beer’s logo, or is that just a special Cinco de Mayo shout out?[/quote]

    paulie’s logo[/quote]

    Sweet, not sure I would have noticed it any other day of the year…[/quote]

    It’s always been a tweak of the Tecate logo.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”327796″][quote comment=”327790″][quote comment=”327780″]Lebron will wear special MVP shoes tonight accoring to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article and pictures here.[/quote]

    Where is the “huge” Nike fan telling us how stoked he is about these?

    Lee[/quote]

    i have a question for the ‘sneakerheads’…

    how long does it take to make a pair of kicks? cuz…if the chosen one only won the mvp yesterday, nike couldn’t have just made them up that quick-like could they?

    did they ‘know’ he was going to win the award (i’d imagine the voting was pretty close, but don’t pay such things any mind) ahead of time?

    if he hadn’t, would some size 14 sudanese child/man be wearing those kicks in like two weeks…???[/quote]

    I think it would take a week or so to fabricate a sneaker. But I’m not positive on that. But they have had a pair already pre-made.

    How many “limited edition” Lebron VI’s is Nike gonna make?! Sheesh! If every release is a “L.E.” doesn’t that tarnish the label of having a limited release?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”327712″]Very nice Latin Week unis Paul. I just had a quick question about the Cubs. Back when I was in high school, my Spanish teacher told me that in Mexico, they refer to the Cubs as “Los Ositos” with “osito” translating to “baby bear.” Is that accurate at all, or was my teacher a liar?[/quote]

    No, your maestro isn’t a liar. That is technically correct. Tricky thing about Spanish is that there are different dialects and sometimes there are multiple definitions for one word. But the Chicago Cubs are more widely known as the “Cachorros.”

  • Mike Engle | May 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”327811″]another example of DIY gone terribly wrong

    http://deadspin.com/...

    although it’s nice to see that Drew Carey thinks the number sixty-nine is so funny[/quote]
    That’s nothing…420!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”327584″]Should the Phillies translation be “Philis” or “Filis”?[/quote]

    “Ph” isn’t used in Spanish. The consonant sound of “Ph” is expressed via “F”. So “Los Filis de Filadelfia.”

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327825″][quote comment=”327584″]Should the Phillies translation be “Philis” or “Filis”?[/quote]

    “Ph” isn’t used in Spanish. The consonant sound of “Ph” is expressed via “F”. So “Los Filis de Filadelfia.”[/quote]

    ….But what do I know. I’m the guy who spelled “Vivoras” instead of “Viboras” haha!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”327797″][quote comment=”327791″][quote comment=”327788″][quote comment=”327771″][quote comment=”327765″]Here’s mine. What if Bill Veeck had been allowed to move the St. Louis Browns in 1952?[/quote]

    Holy crap, dude! Awesome! Uses brown and yellow MUCH nicer than the Padres ever have. The use of Barrel Man is a great touch too. One question though… would Veeck have renamed them Brewers or kept them as the Browns?

    I wonder about the Braves in this scenario… would they be the San Francisco Braves? Los Angeles Braves? What-Ifs might be cool. You have a ton of possibilities there. “Tampa Indians” comes to mind… as does “Minnesota Giants.”[/quote]

    Minneapolis Giants almost came to be. Had O’Malley not stuck nis nose in.

    As for the Browns, I consider it a near-certainty that he would taken them back to the Brewers name, given his history.[/quote]
    grrrreat job on this. why don’t more teams, or any tems use that old sleeve trim, it’s fantastic, and the brown and gold really suit the brewer name. that being said, i am glad i have my o’s[/quote]

    Thanks for the kind words. I love the sleeve piping.

    For those who don’t know, this is a variation on a concept I did for the NL club.[/quote]

    INCREDIBLE! Great Job!!! I really love the “M” bottle cap logo. I think it would look even better as a sleeve patch.

  • Chance Michaels | May 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”327799″]Chance, you might know this. Is this Borchert field?
    Another look.

    The WEMP sign means it’s Milwaukee and it was taken in 1949, but I can’t get a good look at the players.[/quote]

    Holy shit – that sure is!

    There’s no mistaking those power alleys.

    What on Earth did you search for to find that?

  • Chance Michaels | May 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    Thanks, all, for the kind words on my Brewers concept.

    Somebody tell Mark Attanasio. :D

  • Nick | May 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm |

    I also have read in a number of baseball history accounts that Bill Veeck wanted to move the Saint Louis Browns to Los Angeles around 1946 and that he had pressed to sign Negro League players well before the Dodgers, but the then – comissioner and league owners blocked him on both attempts.

    That was about the same time, in the early 1950s. He considered it as well as Milwaukee.

    Bill Veeck didn’t own the Browns in 1946 – he owned the Indians. And they didn’t need to move anywhere.

    I stand corrected. Still interesting though, I am off a bunch of years. Amazing guy, that Bill Veeck.

    Innovative, heroic, ahead of his time. he couldn’t have been too much of a selfish guy to have owned and sold THREE different AL teams in the couse of 35-40 years. If he was that much of a money-grubber he would never have gotten away from his first or second team.

    Where are the owners like him today? There are none. An innovative, heroic, ahead of his time owner today is probably in a board meeting trying to figure out a way to sell PSL’s for the men’s toilets.

  • Chance Michaels | May 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    Well, to be fair, he made a hefty profit on all the teams he sold (with the possible exception of the Browns, which he was forced by the AL to sell).

    There is a Bill Veeck figure in sports today – Mark Cuban. Although I find Cuban more of a self-promoter than Veeck, who was more than happy to sell himself in order to sell his product.

  • Chance Michaels | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”327818″]As per #267, Dolphin Stadium is now officially Land Shark Stadium.[/quote]

    “I’m only a Miami Dolphin, Ma’am.”

  • subway | May 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    Wasn’t Tiger Stadium called Briggs Stadium a long long time ago?

  • Daniel | May 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    Ya, an “I’m calling it Mile High shirt” would be pretty sweet

  • db | May 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”327676″][quote comment=”327666″][quote comment=”327651″][quote comment=”327638″]the Latino population of New England[/quote]
    If ever there was a time for sarcasm tags…[/quote]
    There are actually some pretty substantial Latino populations in New England.[/quote]
    Outside of Fall River? I obviously have missed them during all my travels up north…[/quote]
    Yeah? Come to Lynn or Salem.

  • Chris A | May 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    Fist bump to Ricko

  • LI Phil | May 5, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”327836″]Fist bump to Ricko[/quote]

    how’s rich doing?

  • ScottM | May 5, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”327718″]I’m Calling It Joe Robbie:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    +1

  • Patrick in MI | May 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    I’m Calling It Beerframe.

  • Kabe | May 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm |

    Cachorros is correct. Remember, the name of the team is Cubs, not Baby Bears.

  • Bob from Akron | May 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    Re: NOBs for Stacy and Shawn Andrews

    It would be neat to see ST. and SH. on their NOBs, but I don’t think it will happen. If it did, though, it wouldn’t be the first time – Stepfret Williams and Sherman Williams (no relation) were teammates with the Dallas Cowboys from 1996 to 1998, and their NOBs were ST. WILLIAMS and SH. WILLIAMS.

  • Nick | May 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”327841″]Re: NOBs for Stacy and Shawn Andrews

    It would be neat to see ST. and SH. on their NOBs, but I don’t think it will happen. If it did, though, it wouldn’t be the first time – Stepfret Williams and Sherman Williams (no relation) were teammates with the Dallas Cowboys from 1996 to 1998, and their NOBs were ST. WILLIAMS and SH. WILLIAMS.[/quote]

    Similar situation in football for the NY Giants in the early-mid 1970s where they had QB Randy Johnson with “RA. JOHNSON” and RB Ron Johnson with “RO. JOHNSON” as NOBs, with both playing together at times.

  • Kevin Z. | May 6, 2009 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”327582″]I’d like to see a shirt with “I’m Calling It Comiskey” or “I Still Call It Comiskey,” and I’m certain many other Southsiders would, too.[/quote]

    I’m not a White Sox fan and wouldn’t buy a shirt, but this one came immediately to mind when I read today’s post.

  • Ben | May 6, 2009 at 12:43 am |

    No question I’d be interested in a “I’m Calling it The Jake” shirt. I hate Progressive Field as a name. It sounds like it means something important, but then you look at the font and remember it doesn’t.

  • Chris A | May 6, 2009 at 1:04 am |

    [quote comment=”327837″][quote comment=”327836″]Fist bump to Ricko[/quote]

    how’s rich doing?[/quote]

    He’s in good spirits – getting moved to a different hospital (rehab)

    The Rich Behm Family Trust Fund has been set up for anyone who may be interested

  • Stuby | May 6, 2009 at 7:14 am |

    [quote comment=”327845″][quote comment=”327837″][quote comment=”327836″]Fist bump to Ricko[/quote]

    how’s rich doing?[/quote]

    He’s in good spirits – getting moved to a different hospital (rehab)

    The Rich Behm Family Trust Fund has been set up for anyone who may be interested[/quote]
    I’m glad to hear that his spirits are up, and I wish him the best.

    I will be shocked (perhaps outraged), though, if Jerry Jones doesn’t do right by Mr. Behm and his family financially.

  • LI Phil | May 6, 2009 at 7:24 am |

    [quote comment=”327845″][quote comment=”327837″][quote comment=”327836″]Fist bump to Ricko[/quote]

    how’s rich doing?[/quote]

    He’s in good spirits – getting moved to a different hospital (rehab)

    The Rich Behm Family Trust Fund has been set up for anyone who may be interested[/quote]

    really glad to hear that…such a horrible and freakish thing :(

    if anyone is interested, there is more information available here and here

    [quote]Donations will be accepted by mail at the following location:

    Bank of America
    c/o Shelby Kirksey
    5500 Preston Road, Suite B
    Dallas, Texas 75205
    Checks made payable to Rich Behm Family Trust Fund

    IN PERSON:
    Also, those wishing to help the family can walk into any Bank of America branch and specify that they would like to make a donation in person to the Rich Behm Family Trust Fund.[/quote]

  • Boonie | May 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm |

    I’m calling it 1-AA.

  • Stephen | May 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”327610″]I like the spirit of the Latin heritage week in the MLB, given the amount of Mesoamerican players and the ever growing fan base in the States. But the Blue Jays SHOULD NOT have that. Canada is bilingual, but with English and French. The Blue Jays should be called “les Geais Bleus”. French is a Latin language and better reflects political sensibilities here.[/quote]

    And even if you were doing the “reflecting the dominant minority language” thing in Toronto… well, Spanish would be behind Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Hindi, and more than a few others even past French. The Jays would be dragged over the coals by half the city if they decided to celebrate Mexican heritage before any of the far-more-populous groups in the city.

    Of course, MLB often doesn’t quite figure out how to differentiate promotions for the Jays (THEY SHOULD WEAR ROYALS JERSEYS FOR JACKIE ROBINSON DAY, DAMMIT!), so it wouldn’t shock me if they screwed this up, as well.

  • Jeff | May 9, 2009 at 12:04 am |

    [quote comment=”327553″]Sorry, that is not rookie hazing on Mark Sanchez. That is former Arkansas QB Casey Dick. He signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Jets. Arkansas did have the decency to have him wear C. Dick as his NOB.[/quote]

    the “c” was only on the back his senior year after his brother, nathan, joined the team his junior year and they had to distinguish between the two.