The Larry Bodnovich Files, Vol. 2

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Time for another visit with DVD screen-grab maestro Larry Bodnovich (who was first profiled last month). Here’s his latest batch of finds:

• Here’s a big album of Cleveland Browns shots. I especially like this facemask, the old goalpost design, and the Colts marching band.

• Excellent Patriots album here. Lots of view of the tri-corner hat logo.

This album has lots of grabs from the 1955 championship game between the Browns and Rams. Remember, the Rams had originally played in Cleveland, so this game probably had added resonance in that city.

• Speaking of the Cleveland Rams, here they are playing against the Redskins, circa 1944. Look at that scoreboard!

• Here are two sets of 1940s Steelers shots — one from a game against the Redskins and another against the Lions.

• More Steelers pics — not quite as old, including lots of “golden triangle” shots — here.

• Here are some shots from the 1941 Sugar Bowl, which featured BC vs. Tennessee.

• Some Iowa sorority girls were showing school spirit prior to a 1939 game against Minnesota.

• Larry even scours DVDs of CFL action. Here’s a bunch of Hamilton Tiger Cats shots. Look at those sleeves!

• And just to provide some non-football material, here are some galleries devoted to the Philly Warriors, Lakers, and Pirates.

Finally, as I was putting this entry together, I happened to get a note from Larry. It read, “My brother Dan also reads Uni Watch. He saw all the ‘I’m Calling It Shea’ and others comments, so he dug out this T-shirt he got a few years ago for the All-Star Game.” Holy moly, we’ve been scooped! Or at least that’s what I thought until I saw the rear view — pfeh.

As it happens, No Mas and I are now planning to do “I Still Call It…” shirts for Comiskey, the Jake, and Mile High. Our shirts won’t have the cool little “Survey Says” line like the one on Larry’s brother’s shirt, but they’ll have a few other things going for them (like no corporate crap on the back). More details to follow shortly.

And hey, speaking of that: We’ve been giving 10% of our T-shirt proceeds to a local food bank here in NYC, and we’d like to do the same for the Jake, Comiskey, and Mile High tees. If anyone can point us in the right direction for food banks in Clevo, Chicago, and Denver, please get in touch. Thanks.

Raffle Results: Baby needs a new pair of shoes — and baby will get them, if baby’s name is Kenneth Nee.

Mr. Bubble Bobble: In case you missed it yesterday, Robert Marshall’s bobblehead operation is now open for business. Scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s post for details.

Uni Watch News Ticker: OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick? … More great news for the Wilpons. … Here’s Danica Patrick’s new car. … Larry Bodnovich found this old Arizona helmet design in the SI Vault. … The new Star Trek movie opens today, and people are already talking about the uniforms. (That panel comes from this comic strip.) … Jesus, how awful-looking is this? Dude looks like he’s a rag doll with a tourniquet on his leg. … Hahahahaha. … New uniforms for the Philadelphia Phantoms (with thanks to Matt Pesotski). … As you know, the spread of gay marriage means Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are being abolished after this year, so teams are gonna go all out this Sunday and wear solid pink uniforms as a last hurrah. … I have no idea why the new Brakes album is called Touchdown — there are no football references, and besides, the band is British. But by any name, it’s really, really good. … “One of my friends is currently a graduating senior at University of Tennessee,” writes Jing Xu. “For his final senior project, he created ‘NBA Europa,’ an eight-time European league with crests, shields, logos, jerseys, the whole package.” Good stuff. There’s even a video of the uni “unveilings” here. … Hmmm, was Mike Schmidt wearing a Ryne Sandberg jersey? Very odd (with thanks to Drew Wiesner). … Looks like the NFL isn’t the only football league that will be wearing 1960s throwbacks this season. … Interesting DIY project by Dave Murphy, who writes: “Instead of purchasing those overpriced Fatheads, I photocopied some logos and mascots onto transparencies. Then I used an overhead projector to enlarge and then stencil them onto the walls. Forty dollars’ worth of paint and about 10 hours’ worth of painting on each I was done. The mascots are at the head of my boys’ beds and the logos are in my basement/sportsroom.” … “I recently noticed that Julien Dupuy (a Frenchmen who plays for the English Leicester Tigers) wears a wedding ring while he is playing,” says Caleb Borchers. “It might just be tape, but it looks metallic from all the video and photos I have seen. Seems like a bad idea, particularly because Dupuy is a scrum half. Without going into too much minutiae, his job is to clear the ball out of a mass of bodies called a ruck, and thus is likely to get his hand stepped on. You’d think a wedding ring would be a poor choice for a guy who makes a living from sticking his hand into masses of cleats.” … Some good photos of the original Belmont Park, which was shut down in 1968, here (with thanks to Emily Gordon). … New 90th-anniversary logo for the Packers (with thanks to Ray Barrington). … This eBay seller has peddling jerseys from all three Mighty Ducks movies (with thanks to Jonathan Malone). … Orlando Hudson needs to button up (with thanks to Jon Bradford). … Throwback game in Anaheim last night, and Jared Weaver wore stirrups for the occasion. Mike Napoli, too. … Hey, it looks like Reebok is starting to Get It™! (With thanks to Jeff LaHaie.) … Tigers on donkeys! Note that the second player from left has a different jersey (nice find by Bruce Menard). … Not uni-related, but there’s a fascinating article here about a high school basketball team that made really good use of a full-court press, and how that relates to underdog strategies, game theory, etc. Highly recommended.

 

193 comments to The Larry Bodnovich Files, Vol. 2

  • guy | May 8, 2009 at 8:18 am |

    phantoms ditched the purple – nice!

  • Kevin | May 8, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Man that ‘NBA Europa’ project is great!!

  • Judd | May 8, 2009 at 8:29 am |

    I have no idea why the new Brakes album is called Touchdown — there are no football references, and besides, the band is British. But by any name, it’s really, really good

    Paul, touchdown is also part of rugby vernacular…

    http://dictionary.re...

  • Glen H | May 8, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    Look at the cute kitty.

  • scott | May 8, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all

  • Like the River | May 8, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    The Brakes album is called “Touchdown” because it is like an alien reference. like a space craft “touching down.” British people and the whole crop circle stuff.

  • James Craven | May 8, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    [quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).

  • peter | May 8, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    The Phantoms will be back in Leigh Valley in 2 seasons…after a new arena is built…it’s also to test the waters again that area of Upstate NY since the Red Wings yanked thier team out of their about 10 years ago….

  • Kek | May 8, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    Check out this ebay find, hockey wingers will appreciate:

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

    The description is inaccurate though, the Chiefs started in 1988. They were probably used by a Jets’ player as the Jets were in existence from 1950-1977. (Possibly older, the Blue Birds played one season in the EHL in 1941-42).

  • SpfldNate | May 8, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    Hasn’t Paul been all over teams that use belts when they originally wore the elastic waistbands? Looks like the Angels did it right. Awesome!

  • scott | May 8, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    Actually, to do it properly, like a 1980s-era Angel would have, the stirrup would have to be a thin red line with lots and lots of white showing.

  • Oscar | May 8, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    I think the old Belmont Park closed in 1963 or ’64 and the new one opened in ’68. While the old park was being removed and the new park built, they raced the Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct.

  • TomV | May 8, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    Those Angels uniforms were throwbacks? I thought thats what their uniforms looked like. Guess I’ve been out of the loop.

  • Matt Brosseau | May 8, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    [quote comment=”328323″]Check out this ebay find, hockey wingers will appreciate[/quote]

    I think I can smell those gloves through the Internets…those are truly vintage mitts.

  • Ilana Hardesty | May 8, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Cleveland pitcher Jeremy Sowers looked good in stirrups last night against the Red Sox (though this pic is not actually from that game…):

    http://blog.clevelan...

  • brent archer | May 8, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?

    not possible.

    true story: i watched some Puppy Bowl this year instead of Super Bowl pregame solely because Harry the K was doing the voice-over work

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”328325″][quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    Actually, to do it properly, like a 1980s-era Angel would have, the stirrup would have to be a thin red line with lots and lots of white showing.[/quote]

    true…there was lots for me to bitch about, including what should have been thin stirrups, skintight unis and the use of non-tossback lids

    still, a better effort than some, but it shows to go ya how awful the poly double-knits would look on today’s pajama wearing players

  • Joe D | May 8, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    Where can you buy those Reebok socks???

  • Jason Axel | May 8, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    That NBA Europa project is fantastic. Kudos to the gentleman who produced that. I loved looking through the official style guides and everything. Love the London and Prague uniforms the best.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 8, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    The Angels grounds crew even remembered to put the correct logo on the back of the mound. Nice work, guys.

    http://farm4.static....

    I agree. The Jays should have packed the Friday throwback powder blues for this game.

    And where was that pic of the striped Reebok socks taken!?!

  • Beardface | May 8, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    [quote]OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?[/quote]

    Whats even worse is the caption on the picture in that article…

    Phillies Hall of Fame announcer Harry Kalas throws out the traditional first pitch before the Phillies faced the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009. Kalas died today before the Phillies’ game with the Nationals in Washington.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 8, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    But did the Angels use their 1980’s name on the scoreboard, announcements, etc.? The “California Angels.”

  • M.Princip | May 8, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    Larry, those screen capture photos are amazing. Thank you for doing what you do. The Hamilton Tiger Cats photos brought back a lot of memories, since, as a kid our family used to make an annual trip up to Hamilton to visit family friends. I remember thinking back then that the Tiger Cats had some badass jerseys.

  • Phoenix | May 8, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.

  • M.Princip | May 8, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    Ok, Larry’s inspired me to do some video captures for my site. Here is one I absolutely love of Bill Gregory(Seahawks) from a 1978 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s the awesome shot of Bill:

    http://www.greenglar...

    Here’s where the video picks up:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Totally dig those vintage Seahawks sideline coats and jackets.

    The odd thing about this video is that it’s been edited to mislead. It looks as though Bill Gregory and #58 Terry Beason are on the sidelines watching the goal line stance unfold, yet, they are actually in on the defensive play.

  • Beardface | May 8, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado

  • Johnny W | May 8, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”328321″][quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).[/quote]
    The navy caps make the throwback unis. But the red batting helmets really stick out.

  • Johnny W | May 8, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”328341″][quote comment=”328321″][quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).[/quote]
    The navy caps make the throwback unis. But the red batting helmets really stick out.[/quote]
    Stick out…as meaning bad.

  • Giancarlo | May 8, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Seeing how cool the Steelers/Lions game from the ’40s looked, I think it may be time to bring back color on color in the NFL. No one owns black & white TVs anymore so what’s the problem?

  • Don | May 8, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    Comment on the Mike Schmidt card. That photo was taken in spring training. He is wearing that uniform because someone stole his. (no definite source, just my memory from reading it in an issue of Baseball Cards magazine around the time this card came out.)

  • Bernard | May 8, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana

  • Glen H | May 8, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=\”328334\”]The Angels grounds crew even remembered to put the correct logo on the back of the mound. Nice work, guys.

    http://farm4.static....

    I agree. The Jays should have packed the Friday throwback powder blues for this game.

    And where was that pic of the striped Reebok socks taken!?![/quote]

    Weaver is still writing NA on the mound as well

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    I can’t believe nobody’s commented on this shot from the cle. rams vs. redskins photo set… or the shot of sir topham hatt.

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”328347″]I can’t believe nobody’s commented on this shot from the cle. rams vs. redskins photo set… or the shot of sir topham hatt.[/quote]

    sorry… screwed up the html for the first one. try this.

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  • Matthew Hackethal | May 8, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    I love how in this shot the pitcher’s mound isn’t sheved down and it looks like the rubber is still there too:

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    looks like cobb is having a “wtf” moment.

  • Geeman | May 8, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    How hard can it be to change the helmet to a throwback? You could see them in the gift shop when you’re done. If you’re going to go throwback, go head to toe.

    On the stirrups — no one answered my question the other day: Why can’t MLB

  • Geeman | May 8, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    make players wear socks or stirrups like the NFL makes players wear socks?

  • Beardface | May 8, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Britney Spears
    Christina Aguilera

  • Namhob | May 8, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”328332″]Where can you buy those Reebok socks???[/quote]
    If I’m not mistaken, you can find them at Dick’s Sporting Goods over by the cleats. At least, that’s where I picked up a couple blue & white versions. Buyer beware, I believe they are considered soccer socks. They have the Reebok wordmark on the toe.

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    is this weeb?

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    i’ve never seen this before. was it common for the era (early 50s, i assume) to have the out of bounds extension of the goal line?

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    i love this shot for obvious reasons…

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    great work larry!

  • Dave | May 8, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    It’s not the Philadelphia Phantoms, its the Adirondack Phantoms, based out of Glens Falls, NY. I sent in an article and the jersey info 2 days ago to uniwatch but it still looks like I got scooped…I’ll get onto this site eventually………..

  • White Hammer | May 8, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    “OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?”

    No.

  • marc | May 8, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”328353″]make players wear socks or stirrups like the NFL makes players wear socks?[/quote]

    probably because the MLB players union is much stronger than the NFLs. on a related note, my mom used to work for the browns (before assface moved them to baltimore) and i recall a uniform chart they had showing how the players are expected to look while on-field. penalties would be assessed if they were to deviate.

  • Glen H | May 8, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  • Mike Engle | May 8, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    Anyway, my obvious example is the Kansas City Royals. They tried some black-for-black’s-sake, but eventually felt the egg on their faces, and quietly dumped the black.
    Buffalo Sabres, duh. (With a bit of darkening.)
    Milwaukee Bucks returned to green jerseys after a purple stint.
    San Francisco 49ers just went back to the Bill Walsh shade of red.
    Vancouver Canucks finally returned to royal and green.
    Edmonton Oilers are on their way to the original shades of orange and blue (ditto for the New York Islanders, unless they bolt for Kansas City, then all bets are off).

  • Judd | May 8, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”328331″][quote comment=”328325″][quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    Actually, to do it properly, like a 1980s-era Angel would have, the stirrup would have to be a thin red line with lots and lots of white showing.[/quote]

    true…there was lots for me to bitch about, including what should have been thin stirrups, skintight unis and the use of non-tossback lids

    still, a better effort than some, but it shows to go ya how awful the poly double-knits would look on today’s pajama wearing players[/quote]

    Although the Los Angeles Times indicates that Jarrod Weaver wore stirrups – and a different pair of pants!

    Anybody have any pix?

  • Fred | May 8, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    Check out a couple ebay auctions I found this morning:

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

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

    Looks like the Expo guy’s got a bunch of other cool stuff too.

  • DenverGregg | May 8, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    The Mile High shirt could resound with the mayor. His initial foray into politics had to do with that very issue (see antepenultimate paragraph).

  • dgc | May 8, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”328363″][quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    [/quote]

    He’s probably referring to ditching the “shield” Penguin to go back to the skating penguin.

  • devildog53 | May 8, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    RE: Mike Schmidt

    According to this #37 for the Phillies in 1982 was assistant coach Hal King. I can’t verify this anywhere though.

  • mmwatkin | May 8, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Virginia Tech football. Let Nike go all ape-shit crazy with goofy panels and random piping…only to realize during a throwback game that maybe the old look is better.

  • Broadway Connie | May 8, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    “…Mr. Bubble Bobble: In case you missed it yesterday, Robert Marshall’s bobblehead operation is now open for business. Scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s post for details….”

    Consumer Report: It was a pleasure dealing with Robert. Very nice guy: easy, accommodating, droll. I almost wrote “drool” instead of “droll” since drooling is what I’ll be doing until we have our very own handmade bobblehead baseball guy – in the family colors, no less – nodding above the kitchen sink. So psyched! Yeah, it’s a little pathetic.

  • hexy | May 8, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    “OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?”

    This coming from a guy whose team wears a hat patch announcing it’s new ballpark.

  • Bernard | May 8, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”328367″][quote comment=”328363″][quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    [/quote]

    He’s probably referring to ditching the “shield” Penguin to go back to the skating penguin.[/quote]

    Exactly, dgc.

    This:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.sportslog...

  • Andy11 | May 8, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    As you know, the spread of gay marriage means Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are being abolished after this year, so teams are gonna go all out this Sunday and wear solid pink uniforms as a last hurrah.

    …and it will be replaced by Gay Day, where all teams will incorporate some sort of rainbow-striping in their uniforms.

  • Bernard | May 8, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”328372″][quote comment=”328367″][quote comment=”328363″][quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    [/quote]

    He’s probably referring to ditching the “shield” Penguin to go back to the skating penguin.[/quote]

    Exactly, dgc.

    This:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.sportslog...

    Huh. Effin links… anyway, yeah, that’s what I was referring to.

  • Tris Wykes | May 8, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    Equipment-related story here about a high school baseball dad who took back $75,000 worth of gear after his son lost the starting catching job. http://hamptonroads....

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”328370″]”…Mr. Bubble Bobble: In case you missed it yesterday, Robert Marshall’s bobblehead operation is now open for business. Scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s post for details….”

    Consumer Report: It was a pleasure dealing with Robert. Very nice guy: easy, accommodating, droll. I almost wrote “drool” instead of “droll” since drooling is what I’ll be doing until we have our very own handmade bobblehead baseball guy – in the family colors, no less – nodding above the kitchen sink. So psyched! Yeah, it’s a little pathetic.[/quote]

    i can’t even wrap my brain around the awesomness that is going to arrive at my house (and your house) within a few weeks!!! like, i have a picture of what it MIGHT look like in my mind right now, but ugh! i just cant wait. and i honestly cant remember oredering something online and being this excited about it! haha

  • chance michaels | May 8, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”328376″][quote comment=”328370″]”…Mr. Bubble Bobble: In case you missed it yesterday, Robert Marshall’s bobblehead operation is now open for business. Scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s post for details….”

    Consumer Report: It was a pleasure dealing with Robert. Very nice guy: easy, accommodating, droll. I almost wrote “drool” instead of “droll” since drooling is what I’ll be doing until we have our very own handmade bobblehead baseball guy – in the family colors, no less – nodding above the kitchen sink. So psyched! Yeah, it’s a little pathetic.[/quote]

    i can’t even wrap my brain around the awesomness that is going to arrive at my house (and your house) within a few weeks!!! like, i have a picture of what it MIGHT look like in my mind right now, but ugh! i just cant wait. and i honestly cant remember oredering something online and being this excited about it! haha[/quote]

    I’m very jealous. Can’t find room in this month’s budget for it – going to have to wait until next month to order mine.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    anyone think there is any chance a hand made custom bobblehead could just show up at my house without my wife asking where it came from and how much it cost? Cuz that would be phenomenal…

    eh perhaps next month.

  • Beardface | May 8, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”328369″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Virginia Tech football. Let Nike go all ape-shit crazy with goofy panels and random piping…only to realize during a throwback game that maybe the old look is better.[/quote]
    Except that throwback jersey never actually made it on the field before that game…

    that is actually a new jersey that is a combination of about 3 or 4 other styles from our past. I considered it, but unfortunately, it doesn’t count.

    THANKFULLY, those jerseys will be full-time going forward, along with a maroon version. Should be fun to see

  • Beardface | May 8, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”328371″]“OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?”

    This coming from a guy whose team wears a hat patch announcing it’s new ballpark.[/quote]
    Why leave it at that…

    The Mets are wearing 2 different patches to signify the Inaugural Season of one stadium. They have a Dominoes Pizza patch on their sleeve and an archway patch on their hats. Even the World Series and All Star Games aren’t that bad…

  • Dan Merker | May 8, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    Something I’d never seen before — a Royal (Paul Splittorff) in white shoes. Check it out: http://www.kansascit...

  • Paul Barrett | May 8, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    New Landshark Stadium Logo

    http://mvn.com/theph...

  • Broadway Connie | May 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”328377″][quote comment=”328376″][quote comment=”328370″]”…Mr. Bubble Bobble: In case you missed it yesterday, Robert Marshall’s bobblehead operation is now open for business. Scroll down to the middle of yesterday’s post for details….”

    Consumer Report: It was a pleasure dealing with Robert. Very nice guy: easy, accommodating, droll. I almost wrote “drool” instead of “droll” since drooling is what I’ll be doing until we have our very own handmade bobblehead baseball guy – in the family colors, no less – nodding above the kitchen sink. So psyched! Yeah, it’s a little pathetic.[/quote]

    i can’t even wrap my brain around the awesomness that is going to arrive at my house (and your house) within a few weeks!!! like, i have a picture of what it MIGHT look like in my mind right now, but ugh! i just cant wait. and i honestly cant remember oredering something online and being this excited about it! haha[/quote]

    I’m very jealous. Can’t find room in this month’s budget for it – going to have to wait until next month to order mine.[/quote]

    Hey, Chase, that is one great photo. Bill Veeck! I don’t know who you are or where you’re from, but within the space of 24 hours, you were able to: 1) Identify the mounted figure on the sleeve of the 1940 St Louis Browns; 2) Offer the astute observation that the second-best teams in old baseball towns (Browns and Braves) adopted the discarded colors of their crosstown counterparts (Cardinals and Red Sox); and 3) Provide that photo.

    By the way, my bobblehead order breaks the monthly budget and will arouse the ire of my wife. Some things are worth the rack.

  • DenverGregg | May 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”328382″]New Landshark Stadium Logo

    http://mvn.com/theph...
    Someone simply has to sell candygrams there.

  • Lwiedy | May 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”328381″]Something I’d never seen before — a Royal (Paul Splittorff) in white shoes. Check it out: http://www.kansascit...

    Not all that uncommon. I have a number of photos of Royals’ players wearing white turf shoes in the late 1970’s-80’s, but always during batting practice. Love the gallery, BTW!

  • Lwiedy | May 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”328385″][quote comment=”328381″]Something I’d never seen before — a Royal (Paul Splittorff) in white shoes. Check it out: http://www.kansascit...

    Not all that uncommon. I have a number of photos of Royals’ players wearing white turf shoes in the late 1970’s-80’s, but always during batting practice. Love the gallery, BTW![/quote]

    From the 1980 team photo:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Front row far left (Dave Chalk), front row far right (Jerry Terrell).

  • LarryB | May 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    Glad you guys enjoy the screen grabs. I went to my Picassa and opened the albus to public in case anybody wants to look around more.

    I sill have a lot more to grab and upload in time.

  • LynchMob | May 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    A nice simple pic of a pitcher showing sock …

    http://padres.mlblog...

  • dave | May 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”328374″][quote comment=”328372″][quote comment=”328367″][quote comment=”328363″][quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    [/quote]

    He’s probably referring to ditching the “shield” Penguin to go back to the skating penguin.[/quote]

    Exactly, dgc.

    This:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.sportslog...

    Huh. Effin links… anyway, yeah, that’s what I was referring to.[/quote]

    This has to count somewhere, even though they went from blue/orange to embarassing blue/black to maroon/gold/(blue).
    http://1.bp.blogspot...

  • Mike Engle | May 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”328373″]As you know, the spread of gay marriage means Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are being abolished after this year, so teams are gonna go all out this Sunday and wear solid pink uniforms as a last hurrah.

    …and it will be replaced by Gay Day, where all teams will incorporate some sort of rainbow-striping in their uniforms.[/quote]
    Uh, Bartender Ricko, we need a ___ Sunrise name for this one. Roy G. Biv Sunrise, for a lack of a better term?

  • Anthony | May 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    To David Murphy, who figured he would save money by DIH (doing it himself) instead of buying a fat head– The Mets logo cost $89.99. You spent $40 on paint for all four ($10 each) and 10 hours painting each. You probably would have come out ahead if you just went to work (provided you make more than $8/hour) and had them shipped to your house!!!!

  • John English | May 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    All this “I still call it…” talk reminds me. I “still called it” all these years, but the coliseum in Oakland is officially back to “Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.” In case nobody’s noticed. “McAfee Coliseum” wasn’t as bad as some corporate names, but nothing beats the original.

  • LarenR | May 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”328389″][quote comment=”328374″][quote comment=”328372″][quote comment=”328367″][quote comment=”328363″][quote comment=”328345″][quote comment=”328340″][quote comment=”328338″]I don’t know why I thought of this but there are several teams like the Pistons, Capitals and Wizards who switched from blue and red to awful shades of mustard/gold and blue/teal (not great with color specifics, sorry) From what I can remember all of them eventually realized the terrible mistake they had made and switched back…expect the Wizards. I was just curious of any other teams that made terrible changes and then corrected them or (in the Wiz case) forgot to.[/quote]
    New York Islanders
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Michigan State football
    University of Colorado[/quote]

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tropicana[/quote]
    Penguins? Not so quite. They’ve been black and gold (non-original colors) for a while. The light blues went from a Winter Classic jersey to a very successful money grabbing alternate, but I don’t the Penguins will ditch the Stanley Cup-winning city colors. (Wait, what? Different gold? Damn, there goes that.)
    [/quote]

    He’s probably referring to ditching the “shield” Penguin to go back to the skating penguin.[/quote]

    Exactly, dgc.

    This:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.hockeydb....

    To this:
    http://www.sportslog...

    Huh. Effin links… anyway, yeah, that’s what I was referring to.[/quote]

    This has to count somewhere, even though they went from blue/orange to embarassing blue/black to maroon/gold/(blue).
    http://1.bp.blogspot...
    I know they don’t exist anymore, but lets not forget the Sonics:
    before
    after
    after after
    the end

  • Bob Sullivan | May 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    Old Colts fan here. Our family had season tickets from 1966 until they left town. That drum major in the Colts Band photo was Richard Otto. The guy was about 6′ 8″.

  • Stan a.k.a. the took | May 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    Landshark Stadium?! Lets call it Olde English Field… Landshark = Dog Piss.

    The NBA Europa stuff is really awesome, really creative stuff.

  • Christopher | May 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”328321″][quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).[/quote]

    Not technically. Its up to the Angels, I believe, to foot the bill for the opposing team’s throwbacks. Think about it- its THEIR promotion, they make the money off of it.

    At least that’s what I heard the rule was.

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”328380″][quote comment=”328371″]“OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?”

    This coming from a guy whose team wears a hat patch announcing it’s new ballpark.[/quote]
    Why leave it at that…

    The Mets are wearing 2 different patches to signify the Inaugural Season of one stadium. They have a Dominoes Pizza patch on their sleeve and an archway patch on their hats. Even the World Series and All Star Games aren’t that bad…[/quote]

    and yet, all this time, paul has been one of the staunchest defenders of the mets and their two patches…so it’s amazing he’s attacking the phillies

    perhaps you guys need to stop seeing this as an ‘attack’ on HK or the phils and maybe realize it’s part of an overall distaste for the “overdoing” it that is common (all too common) in sports today…

    [quote]giving the “uniform” its own stall in visiting clubhouses, and displaying it in the dugout during each home game.[/quote]

    personally i think it’s a nice touch, but i’d agree with paul in that this gesture is “laying in on a bit thick”

  • Bryan(Albany) | May 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    Interesting DIY project by Dave Murphy, who writes: “Instead of purchasing those overpriced Fatheads, I photocopied some logos and mascots onto transparencies. Then I used an overhead projector to enlarge and then stencil them onto the walls. Forty dollars’ worth of paint and about 10 hours’ worth of painting on each I was done. The mascots are at the head of my boys’ beds and the logos are in my basement/sportsroom.”

    Love the Mets logo and Mr. Met! I may try this in my man-cave

  • anotherguy | May 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”328394″]That drum major in the Colts Band photo was Richard Otto. The guy was about 6′ 8″.[/quote]The idea that an NFL team had a band must seem strange to a lot of younger fans, much less a marching band with a drum major.

    I still remember the days of the “Big Bear Band” here in Chicago. A waste of money according to Mike McCaskey.

  • Squiddie | May 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    R.I.P. Dom DiMaggio

  • Lwiedy | May 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”328325″][quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    Actually, to do it properly, like a 1980s-era Angel would have, the stirrup would have to be a thin red line with lots and lots of white showing.[/quote]

    Does anyone know what year they were commemorating? The sleeve stripes on last night’s jersey would be from the 1973-1978 era.

  • Nick Tavares | May 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”328391″]To David Murphy, who figured he would save money by DIH (doing it himself) instead of buying a fat head– The Mets logo cost $89.99. You spent $40 on paint for all four ($10 each) and 10 hours painting each. You probably would have come out ahead if you just went to work (provided you make more than $8/hour) and had them shipped to your house!!!![/quote]
    You’re absolutely right. And it would be so fulfilling! Besides, why paint those incredible designs yourself when you could just buy some crappy pieces of vinyl to stick on the wall?

    (Is this where the sarcasm tag goes? Help me out here.)

  • Steve Naismith | May 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    Things today’s post is = infinitely greater than any DIY post or schoolboy refrigerator art post.

  • Kevin | May 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    “Some good photos of the original Belmont Park, which was shut down in 1968″

    Old Belmont closed in 1963. After much of the original plant was razed and the new grandstand built, it re-opened in 1968.

  • Maks | May 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    Here’s What Ed Hochuili said about his “tailored” looks.
    ————–
    Ben (Los Angeles, CA): You’re a fan of the ”tailored look” in ref uniforms. What’s the thought process behind that?

    SportsNation Ed Hochuli: (12:43 PM ET ) ”Tailored look”! LOL. You’re saying my shirt is too tight? I do tailor my jersey, but that’s for comfort and for looks. I think a baggy jersey looks sloppy. also, it’s more comfortable to fit me like mine does.

  • Craig | May 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”328331″][quote comment=”328325″][quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]

    Actually, to do it properly, like a 1980s-era Angel would have, the stirrup would have to be a thin red line with lots and lots of white showing.[/quote]

    true…there was lots for me to bitch about, including what should have been thin stirrups, skintight unis and the use of non-tossback lids

    still, a better effort than some, but it shows to go ya how awful the poly double-knits would look on today’s pajama wearing players[/quote]

    More fuel for the fire!!

    http://www.prosports...

  • RobB | May 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    Logo leak for Philadlphia MLS team.

    http://www.philly.co...

  • Filthy McNasty | May 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    The NBA Europa stuff is cool, nice touch with the indigenous city names too.

    The London Royals makes me pine for the WLAF London Monarchs and their lovely Royal Blue, Gold and Red uni’s with the stylised M crown.

  • chance michaels | May 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”328399″][quote comment=”328394″]That drum major in the Colts Band photo was Richard Otto. The guy was about 6′ 8″.[/quote]The idea that an NFL team had a band must seem strange to a lot of younger fans, much less a marching band with a drum major.

    I still remember the days of the “Big Bear Band” here in Chicago. A waste of money according to Mike McCaskey.[/quote]

    I tried to raise interest in a new Lumberjack Band for the Packers, but it never went anywhere.

  • mike 2 | May 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”328396″][quote comment=”328321″][quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).[/quote]

    Not technically. Its up to the Angels, I believe, to foot the bill for the opposing team’s throwbacks. Think about it- its THEIR promotion, they make the money off of it.

    At least that’s what I heard the rule was.[/quote]

    You’re right, but this case is a bit different because the Jays already have a throwback set (their Friday night powder blue set). They could have brought the blue set with them rather than having a new set of throwbacks made which is usually the case for the visiting team.

  • chance michaels | May 8, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”328396″][quote comment=”328321″][quote comment=”328318″]“The Blue Jays should have worn their powder blues for the turn back the clock game in Anaheim.”[/quote]

    Yeah, but the Angels as far as uniforms go, Got It(TM).[/quote]

    Not technically. Its up to the Angels, I believe, to foot the bill for the opposing team’s throwbacks. Think about it- its THEIR promotion, they make the money off of it.

    At least that’s what I heard the rule was.[/quote]

    Yes, home teams do supply throwbacks, but visiting teams do get a percentage of the gate receipts. So the Jays would have a financial stake in the promotion. Surely a deal could have been worked out for them to bring the alts.

  • chance michaels | May 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”328347″]I can’t believe nobody’s commented on this shot from the cle. rams vs. redskins photo set… or the shot of sir topham hatt.[/quote]

    That’s cool, but so is this nuanced political discussion.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..

  • Mike Edgerly | May 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    Wasn’t somebody joking about the new Marlins home being “Landshark Stadium” in the comments yesterday? Well, get a load of this… http://hosted.ap.org...

  • TheGoodKid | May 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    Question for fellow UniWatchers-
    I am having some fun doing some DIY iron-on shirts. Did an awesome Blackwawks and Cubbie one so far and more planned. Chris Creamer’s site has been an awesome source for logos thus far. Does anyone have any other suggestions where I can look for some quality logos? Both current and retro/throwback are awesome….Thanks

  • Grundy | May 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    RE: The idea that an NFL team had a band must seem strange to a lot of younger fans, much less a marching band with a drum major.

    The Baltimore Colts marching band never left with the team. They have been together ever since and have been the band for the CFL Stallions and now the Ravens. They play before and at halftime during every game.

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not

  • Eddie Jay | May 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    Guess i’m the only one sad to see purple not part of the phantoms color scheme anymore.

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    bubble? was that a clever shot paul? well, your dart was right on, bussfriggineye. spent the evening “conceptualizing” the videos for the first four orders, because i want them all to be special for the people who came through right away.

    i want to publicly thank my first four patrons, you will be rewarded. i am going to spend the next 4 or 5 days casting, that way i can send out the best of the best sculptures to the people who got in first, and i can use the fails for ry co’s grinderman video. they will always be quality, but as you know, i am completely ocd, so the first 4 will be perfect in my eyes, or they won’t be painted. my paint jobs will always be spot on, it has no variable, it’s the casting that’s the bitch.

    okay, tonight is the monthly second friday art walk, so if you are in chicago, stop on by pilsen from 6 to 10, ask someone for the slightly askew glass maker, you’ll find me. but i have to clean this place up, and buy wine for tonight, etc.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    wearing a diamond backs jersey to a diamond backs game? or am i missing a joke or sarcasim?

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”328402″][quote comment=”328391″]To David Murphy, who figured he would save money by DIH (doing it himself) instead of buying a fat head– The Mets logo cost $89.99. You spent $40 on paint for all four ($10 each) and 10 hours painting each. You probably would have come out ahead if you just went to work (provided you make more than $8/hour) and had them shipped to your house!!!![/quote]
    You’re absolutely right. And it would be so fulfilling! Besides, why paint those incredible designs yourself when you could just buy some crappy pieces of vinyl to stick on the wall?

    (Is this where the sarcasm tag goes? Help me out here.)[/quote]

    some posts just make a person sad… lol

    nick, i was thinking “rewarding” but “fulfilling” works much better!

    and,

    To David Murphy, who figured he would save money by DIH (doing it himself) instead of buying a fat head– GREAT JOB!!!

  • DenverGregg | May 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]
    Isn’t there an automatic DB factor at any D-Back game?

    On an unrelated note, a talented DIYer could do a crazy meta project by making jerseys inspired by Rob Marshall’s uniwatch bobbleheads.

  • The Ol Goaler | May 8, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]
    I wouldn’t call you out….

    (RANT) Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas, my “replica” St. Louis Blues jerseys have MY name and number on ‘em, just like my Uni Watch membership card! So I wore it to the first Blues game I was actually able to attend in 30 some-odd years, and would be cross were I to be “called out” for that… and cross hockey players lead to cross-checks, as we all know!(/RANT)

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”328417″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not[/quote]

    DAMMIT Phil!

    [quote]wearing a diamond backs jersey to a diamond backs game? or am i missing a joke or sarcasim? [/quote]

    Just didn’t know if it will get me in trouble with the purists if i wear a road jersey to a home game..

  • random reader | May 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    IMO there is nothing wrong with wearing a road jersey for your favorite team at your favorite team’s home game.

    Unless this is just some long-winded joke I’m missing…

    Anyway I went to see the Yankees play the Rays last night. An interesting to note is that the Yankees were still displaying the old Rays logo (from TWO years ago!) during some shots on the giant screen.

  • antoherguy | May 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”328414″]Wasn’t somebody joking about the new Marlins home being “Landshark Stadium” in the comments yesterday? Well, get a load of this… http://hosted.ap.org... thought Ricko was joking: but later I realized he was on top of the news story before I was.

  • antoherguy | May 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    “TheGoodKid”: you’re referring to Lou Boudreau, correct?

  • antoherguy | May 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”328409″]I tried to raise interest in a new Lumberjack Band for the Packers, but it never went anywhere.[/quote]
    Well, IMHO if you don’t have a NFL band you aren’t getting a new one (or getting one back). That sideline space is far too precious (or pricey) these days.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”328424″][quote comment=”328417″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not[/quote]

    DAMMIT Phil!

    [quote]wearing a diamond backs jersey to a diamond backs game? or am i missing a joke or sarcasim? [/quote]

    Just didn’t know if it will get me in trouble with the purists if i wear a road jersey to a home game..[/quote]

    i’m certainly NOT a baseball purist (fan, but not purist)… and as i admitted yesterday, i AM sort of a DB. lol. but wear it! you’re supporting your team wether you’re wearing a home or roadie. plus it’s authentic! me, i would NEVER buy a white authentic (full price) of any kind… i eat like a pig and those things cost some serious cash!!!

  • Glen H | May 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”328425″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    IMO there is nothing wrong with wearing a road jersey for your favorite team at your favorite team’s home game.

    [/quote]

    Why is it a big deal in baseball but not in football? Every game I go to in the NFL and even college fans wear both

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”328429″][quote comment=”328424″][quote comment=”328417″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not[/quote]

    DAMMIT Phil!

    [quote]wearing a diamond backs jersey to a diamond backs game? or am i missing a joke or sarcasim? [/quote]

    Just didn’t know if it will get me in trouble with the purists if i wear a road jersey to a home game..[/quote]

    i’m certainly NOT a baseball purist (fan, but not purist)… and as i admitted yesterday, i AM sort of a DB. lol. but wear it! you’re supporting your team wether you’re wearing a home or roadie. plus it’s authentic! me, i would NEVER buy a white authentic (full price) of any kind… i eat like a pig and those things cost some serious cash!!![/quote]

    F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://farm3.static....

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”328419″]bubble? was that a clever shot paul? well, your dart was right on, bussfriggineye. spent the evening “conceptualizing” the videos for the first four orders, because i want them all to be special for the people who came through right away.

    i want to publicly thank my first four patrons, you will be rewarded. i am going to spend the next 4 or 5 days casting, that way i can send out the best of the best sculptures to the people who got in first, and i can use the fails for ry co’s grinderman video. they will always be quality, but as you know, i am completely ocd, so the first 4 will be perfect in my eyes, or they won’t be painted. my paint jobs will always be spot on, it has no variable, it’s the casting that’s the bitch.

    okay, tonight is the monthly second friday art walk, so if you are in chicago, stop on by pilsen from 6 to 10, ask someone for the slightly askew glass maker, you’ll find me. but i have to clean this place up, and buy wine for tonight, etc.[/quote]

    I’m trying to determine who I want on the back of my Fisherman bobblehead, Mr. Marshall.

    I have a number of choices, but, like my Kasparaitis-branded jersey, the name on the back makes it even more memorable (not to mention how hard it is to find a picture of said player’s name in Fisherman font).

    Dave Murphy: I am in the process of painting a couple of rooms right now, and I am seriously considering doing an “NHL logo” wall on one side, and a “WHA/Discontinued team logos” wall on the other.

    You, sir, are an inspiration. :o)

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”328429″]i eat like a pig and those things cost some serious cash!!![/quote]

    Perhaps we need to get you a working supply of bibs, Ry? LOL

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    yeah I would usually never buy an authentic either, but last year the D-backs had a little patch dust up with david blaine and had to liquidate their stock, so I picked it up at the ball park team shop for about 75 bucks.

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”328431″]F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://img.printfect...

    fixed ;)

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”328432″][quote comment=”328419″]bubble? was that a clever shot paul? well, your dart was right on, bussfriggineye. spent the evening “conceptualizing” the videos for the first four orders, because i want them all to be special for the people who came through right away.

    i want to publicly thank my first four patrons, you will be rewarded. i am going to spend the next 4 or 5 days casting, that way i can send out the best of the best sculptures to the people who got in first, and i can use the fails for ry co’s grinderman video. they will always be quality, but as you know, i am completely ocd, so the first 4 will be perfect in my eyes, or they won’t be painted. my paint jobs will always be spot on, it has no variable, it’s the casting that’s the bitch.

    okay, tonight is the monthly second friday art walk, so if you are in chicago, stop on by pilsen from 6 to 10, ask someone for the slightly askew glass maker, you’ll find me. but i have to clean this place up, and buy wine for tonight, etc.[/quote]

    I’m trying to determine who I want on the back of my Fisherman bobblehead, Mr. Marshall.

    I have a number of choices, but, like my Kasparaitis-branded jersey, the name on the back makes it even more memorable (not to mention how hard it is to find a picture of said player’s name in Fisherman font).

    Dave Murphy: I am in the process of painting a couple of rooms right now, and I am seriously considering doing an “NHL logo” wall on one side, and a “WHA/Discontinued team logos” wall on the other.

    You, sir, are an inspiration. :o)[/quote]

    I say you get “Teebz” on the back.. or whatever you use as a handle when not poking the bears on this here website..

  • Nick Tavares | May 8, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”328434″]yeah I would usually never buy an authentic either, but last year the D-backs had a little patch dust up with david blaine and had to liquidate their stock, so I picked it up at the ball park team shop for about 75 bucks.[/quote]
    I wanted to grab one of those at that time, too. But by the time I got there, all they had was Jose Valverde. My Brandon Webb t-shirt will have to do.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”328437″][quote comment=”328434″]yeah I would usually never buy an authentic either, but last year the D-backs had a little patch dust up with david blaine and had to liquidate their stock, so I picked it up at the ball park team shop for about 75 bucks.[/quote]
    I wanted to grab one of those at that time, too. But by the time I got there, all they had was Jose Valverde. My Brandon Webb t-shirt will have to do.[/quote]

    Yeah i have the webby tshirt, and by the time I got there my choices were Byrnes road, and Johnson home, and I think the Byrnes was the only one in my size, not that I wanted the Johnson one anyway.

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”328436″]
    I say you get “Teebz” on the back.. or whatever you use as a handle when not poking the bears on this here website..[/quote]

    It was considered, but I’m no NHL star. This isn’t to downplay anyone who has their last name on the back of a jersey, but I just can’t do it. It feels wrong to me.

    Besides, I was thinking of going for a tough guy to really make the one-glove-off part mean more. I would have killed for a goalie mold, though. I would have asked for a Salo bobble, but had the puck on a tiny spring attached to the puck that ricocheted off his head and into the net to represent his phenomenal work at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics against Belarus. :o)

  • anotherguy | May 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    Hey Teebz, been looking for you old friend: seriously, outside of the whole moving-out-of-Phoenix angle, what’s your opinion on getting Jerry Reinsdorf involved in the NHL?

    I can say this much: if he got involved at all he’d want control; he’ll never be a limited partner or a silent partner. If he bought that team they’d stay there (the story goes that it was easier for him to move spring training for the Sox to Arizona than to try and talk his wife into them moving to Florida :-) and finally-the payroll for Phoenix wouldn’t necessarily be cheap, but they’d always be run with an eye on the bottom line at all times (and they’d never hire a superstar coach).

  • Lwiedy | May 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”328425″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    Anyway I went to see the Yankees play the Rays last night. An interesting to note is that the Yankees were still displaying the old Rays logo (from TWO years ago!) during some shots on the giant screen.[/quote]

    Yankees pining nostalgic for the good ole days of a two team AL East ;-)

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”328440″]Hey Teebz, been looking for you old friend: seriously, outside of the whole moving-out-of-Phoenix angle, what’s your opinion on getting Jerry Reinsdorf involved in the NHL?

    I can say this much: if he got involved at all he’d want control; he’ll never be a limited partner or a silent partner. If he bought that team they’d stay there (the story goes that it was easier for him to move spring training for the Sox to Arizona than to try and talk his wife into them moving to Florida :-) and finally-the payroll for Phoenix wouldn’t necessarily be cheap, but they’d always be run with an eye on the bottom line at all times (and they’d never hire a superstar coach).[/quote]

    I don’t mind his involvement, but he has to know that he’s the new kid on the block. My only advice would be to work into the ownership thing slowly until he’s in good with the other owners.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”328441″][quote comment=”328425″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    Anyway I went to see the Yankees play the Rays last night. An interesting to note is that the Yankees were still displaying the old Rays logo (from TWO years ago!) during some shots on the giant screen.[/quote]

    Yankees pining nostalgic for the good ole days of a two team AL East ;-)[/quote]

    From what I can tell by looking at the standings, it still is a two team AL East..

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”328436″][quote comment=”328432″][quote comment=”328419″]bubble? was that a clever shot paul? well, your dart was right on, bussfriggineye. spent the evening “conceptualizing” the videos for the first four orders, because i want them all to be special for the people who came through right away.

    i want to publicly thank my first four patrons, you will be rewarded. i am going to spend the next 4 or 5 days casting, that way i can send out the best of the best sculptures to the people who got in first, and i can use the fails for ry co’s grinderman video. they will always be quality, but as you know, i am completely ocd, so the first 4 will be perfect in my eyes, or they won’t be painted. my paint jobs will always be spot on, it has no variable, it’s the casting that’s the bitch.

    okay, tonight is the monthly second friday art walk, so if you are in chicago, stop on by pilsen from 6 to 10, ask someone for the slightly askew glass maker, you’ll find me. but i have to clean this place up, and buy wine for tonight, etc.[/quote]

    I’m trying to determine who I want on the back of my Fisherman bobblehead, Mr. Marshall.

    I have a number of choices, but, like my Kasparaitis-branded jersey, the name on the back makes it even more memorable (not to mention how hard it is to find a picture of said player’s name in Fisherman font).

    Dave Murphy: I am in the process of painting a couple of rooms right now, and I am seriously considering doing an “NHL logo” wall on one side, and a “WHA/Discontinued team logos” wall on the other.

    You, sir, are an inspiration. :o)[/quote]

    I say you get “Teebz” on the back.. or whatever you use as a handle when not poking the bears on this here website..[/quote]

    i would just go with your uw number, no name. or just teebz if you must have a name. already have a song in mind for the video which may feature live seafood.

  • anotherguy | May 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”328442″]I don’t mind his involvement, but he has to know that he’s the new kid on the block. My only advice would be to work into the ownership thing slowly until he’s in good with the other owners.[/quote]

    You know that’s not his MO: he kind of revels in the idea that he’s considered the shadow Commissioner of MLB. :-)

    And one more thing to add: he’s a long term-guy. Its surprising to realize that he’s going on 30 years with the Sox and 25 with the Bulls.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    robert,
    i know your aversion to white in football uniforms, would you be able to do the early 60’s throwbacks that the cowboys currently are wear as an alt?

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”328434″]yeah I would usually never buy an authentic either, but last year the D-backs had a little patch dust up with david blaine and had to liquidate their stock, so I picked it up at the ball park team shop for about 75 bucks.[/quote]

    oh, no, no, no! don’t get me wrong, 90% of the jerseys i own are authentic! but i didn’t pay full price for any of them! just was patient and found killer deals on them.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”328435″][quote comment=”328431″]F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://img.printfect...

    fixed ;)[/quote]

    ahhh! much better… thanks phil!

  • Jason | May 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    The Lions have a sideline Drumline, not sure what they are called but I do know that they are from a Drum Corps around town, but still no cheerleaders!

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    teebz
    problem with the goalie, which i would also prefer, too much uni interuption, and that’s part of the point on this, to do a good uni.
    wait to you see the new table hockey players in the works, the goalies are awesome. i am going to ask you to be a part of that post as dennis lemieux. don’t ask, it’s a long story, and i am far from done with it all anyway.

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    um, that is under the assumption that phil or paul will want to post it, i don’t take that for granted.

  • Bernard | May 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”328448″][quote comment=”328435″][quote comment=”328431″]F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://img.printfect...

    fixed ;)[/quote]

    ahhh! much better… thanks phil![/quote]

    Perhaps supplemented with one of these?

    http://joomla.mcarth...

    ;)

  • War Damn Eagle | May 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    Brian McCann has finally received his prescription Oakley glasses. In order to facilitate the glasses, McCann will have to switch from a traditional catcher’s mask to the hockey style mask.

    http://www.ajc.com/n...

  • TheGoodKid | May 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    “AnotherGuy”
    I am aware he was The Good Kid, but well before my time. My older brother has called me that since I was in High School. Very nice catch though. Not sure if you are from the area, but a local sports talk guy on ESPN affiliate also goes by Good Kid.

  • Matt | May 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”328417″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not[/quote]

    Arizona doesn’t go on daylight saving time. It’s MST all year. So it’s not daylight time there, but it is most everywhere else. What’s the rule on that?

  • War Damn Eagle | May 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”328453″]Brian McCann has finally received his prescription Oakley glasses. In order to facilitate the glasses, McCann will have to switch from a traditional catcher’s mask to the hockey style mask.

    http://www.ajc.com/n...

    And I think there’s some irony in the fact that McCann’s optometrist is named David Ross. While McCann has been on the DL the Braves are starting McCann’s backup . . . David Ross.

  • Squiddie | May 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    Did West Virginia ever wear these unfortunate football pants?

    One Two Three Four

    The photos are dated 1955. The story seems to be about Art Lewis looking for prospective players, so they might be high school players.

  • MPowers1634 | May 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”328448″][quote comment=”328435″][quote comment=”328431″]F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://img.printfect...

    fixed ;)[/quote]

    ahhh! much better… thanks phil![/quote]

    What do you wear when PNC hosts a major league game?

  • MPowers1634 | May 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”328415″]Question for fellow UniWatchers-
    I am having some fun doing some DIY iron-on shirts. Did an awesome Blackwawks and Cubbie one so far and more planned. Chris Creamer’s site has been an awesome source for logos thus far. Does anyone have any other suggestions where I can look for some quality logos? Both current and retro/throwback are awesome….Thanks[/quote]

    Hartford Whalers and include the whale logo as a sleeve patch

  • MPowers1634 | May 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”328447″][quote comment=”328434″]yeah I would usually never buy an authentic either, but last year the D-backs had a little patch dust up with david blaine and had to liquidate their stock, so I picked it up at the ball park team shop for about 75 bucks.[/quote]

    oh, no, no, no! don’t get me wrong, 90% of the jerseys i own are authentic! but i didn’t pay full price for any of them! just was patient and found killer deals on them.[/quote]

    I had no idea about the logo mishap with that levitating fool. I just wondered where that DB snakehead logo disappeared to because I thought it was very clever.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”328458″][quote comment=”328448″][quote comment=”328435″][quote comment=”328431″]F.Y.I., this is my jersey of choice at PNC park

    http://img.printfect...

    fixed ;)[/quote]

    ahhh! much better… thanks phil![/quote]

    What do you wear when PNC hosts a major league game?[/quote]

    ha. really, not sure! i’ll let you know when it actually happens!

  • Bernard | May 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”328457″]Did West Virginia ever wear these unfortunate football pants?

    One Two Three Four

    The photos are dated 1955. The story seems to be about Art Lewis looking for prospective players, so they might be high school players.[/quote]

    I don’t know about those pants, but speaking of Art Lewis:

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

  • LarryB | May 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    http://lh4.ggpht.com...

    One thing I just learned after doing Patriots grabs. I maybe never paid attention to the Pats numbers as being silver with white outline.

  • Hott Rodd | May 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”328455″][quote comment=”328417″][quote comment=”328413″]so just wondering cuz I can never keep up.. will it be DB of me to wear my authentic Eric Byrnes road jersey to the D-Backs game tomorrow? Since it’s a home game? I don’t want to wind up getting called out for it..[/quote]

    depends on if the game is being played during daylight savings time or not[/quote]

    Arizona doesn’t go on daylight saving time. It’s MST all year. So it’s not daylight time there, but it is most everywhere else. What’s the rule on that?[/quote]

    this was just phil being phil in a continuation from yesterday..

  • Moose | May 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”328397″][quote comment=”328380″][quote comment=”328371″]“OK, I’m sure Harry Kalas was a swell guy and all, but aren’t the Phils laying it on a bit thick?”

    This coming from a guy whose team wears a hat patch announcing it’s new ballpark.[/quote]
    Why leave it at that…

    The Mets are wearing 2 different patches to signify the Inaugural Season of one stadium. They have a Dominoes Pizza patch on their sleeve and an archway patch on their hats. Even the World Series and All Star Games aren’t that bad…[/quote]

    and yet, all this time, paul has been one of the staunchest defenders of the mets and their two patches…so it’s amazing he’s attacking the phillies

    perhaps you guys need to stop seeing this as an ‘attack’ on HK or the phils and maybe realize it’s part of an overall distaste for the “overdoing” it that is common (all too common) in sports today…

    [quote]giving the “uniform” its own stall in visiting clubhouses, and displaying it in the dugout during each home game.[/quote]

    personally i think it’s a nice touch, but i’d agree with paul in that this gesture is “laying in on a bit thick”[/quote]

    I don’t think it’s overkill at all. It reminds me alot of what the Phils did with Tug McGraw’s jersey after he passed. If ya listen to sports radio in this town, Harry is more lived in this town than Ben Franklin, or Betsy Ross, or even William Penn. I think it’s just that no one wants to let it go this season.

  • James Craven | May 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”328395″]“Land Shark Stadium?! Lets call it TODAY’S MOMENT OF DOUCHENOZZLING![/quote]

    Paul didn’t really need to fix the quote…but I did.

  • chance michaels | May 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    That the Phils have done it before doesn’t make it any less “showy overkill.”

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”328450″]teebz
    problem with the goalie, which i would also prefer, too much uni interuption, and that’s part of the point on this, to do a good uni.
    wait to you see the new table hockey players in the works, the goalies are awesome. i am going to ask you to be a part of that post as dennis lemieux. don’t ask, it’s a long story, and i am far from done with it all anyway.[/quote]

    Qu’est-ce que c’est? Zut alors!

    You go to the box, you feel shame! LOL

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”328468″][quote comment=”328450″]teebz
    problem with the goalie, which i would also prefer, too much uni interuption, and that’s part of the point on this, to do a good uni.
    wait to you see the new table hockey players in the works, the goalies are awesome. i am going to ask you to be a part of that post as dennis lemieux. don’t ask, it’s a long story, and i am far from done with it all anyway.[/quote]

    Qu’est-ce que c’est? Zut alors!

    You go to the box, you feel shame! LOL[/quote]

    ‘zactly! and you will be perfect because, judging from the frozen 4, you will not like a lot of my choices.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”328468″][quote comment=”328450″]teebz
    problem with the goalie, which i would also prefer, too much uni interuption, and that’s part of the point on this, to do a good uni.
    wait to you see the new table hockey players in the works, the goalies are awesome. i am going to ask you to be a part of that post as dennis lemieux. don’t ask, it’s a long story, and i am far from done with it all anyway.[/quote]

    Qu’est-ce que c’est? Zut alors!

    You go to the box, you feel shame! LOL[/quote]

    change la channel!

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”328457″]Did West Virginia ever wear these unfortunate football pants?

    One Two Three Four

    The photos are dated 1955. The story seems to be about Art Lewis looking for prospective players, so they might be high school players.[/quote]

    searching for “codpieces” again lance?

    ;)

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”328469″][quote comment=”328468″][quote comment=”328450″]teebz
    problem with the goalie, which i would also prefer, too much uni interuption, and that’s part of the point on this, to do a good uni.
    wait to you see the new table hockey players in the works, the goalies are awesome. i am going to ask you to be a part of that post as dennis lemieux. don’t ask, it’s a long story, and i am far from done with it all anyway.[/quote]

    Qu’est-ce que c’est? Zut alors!

    You go to the box, you feel shame! LOL[/quote]

    ‘zactly! and you will be perfect because, judging from the frozen 4, you will not like a lot of my choices.[/quote]

    Phil was the harsh one in that article. I approved of a number of the designs!

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote]Phil was the harsh one in that article. I approved of a number of the designs![/quote]

    exactly…and he hated all the ones you liked

  • anotherguy | May 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”328454″]Not sure if you are from the area, but a local sports talk guy on ESPN affiliate also goes by Good Kid.[/quote]AFAIK Jurkovic acknowledges that he lifted it from Boudreau.

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”328473″][quote]Phil was the harsh one in that article. I approved of a number of the designs![/quote]

    exactly…and he hated all the ones you liked[/quote]

    I hated all the majority of the alternates uniforms, but loved almost all the other uniforms.

    Is he doing an “all alternate” team? LOL

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”328475″][quote comment=”328473″][quote]Phil was the harsh one in that article. I approved of a number of the designs![/quote]

    exactly…and he hated all the ones you liked[/quote]

    I hated the majority of the alternates uniforms, but loved almost all the other uniforms.

    Is he doing an “all alternate” team? LOL[/quote]

    – that “all”…

  • anotherguy | May 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    I think a lot of people here will enjoy this week’s Sports Illustrated. A few pages on the original slides of some famous shots from their history (interesting to see all the teammates cropped out of the Brandi Chastain bra shot); and as a throw-in, an outstanding, simple Nuggets logo on a 1-page plus shot.

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    i loved all the bright ones, i loooove colour. i like the classics too, but hockey has a tradition of loud as well. i am sick of the grey-black nhl we have today, give me the olde atlanta/cagary flames before the black, or the north stars before the black, etc.

  • =bg= | May 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”328384″][quote comment=”328382″]New Landshark Stadium Logo

    http://mvn.com/theph...
    Someone simply has to sell candygrams there.[/quote]

    It’s just for this season! WTF.

  • LarryB | May 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”328356″]is this weeb?[/quote]

    That was a guy called Abraham Abraham. He would catch the extra points at Browns games

  • LarryB | May 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”328337″]Larry, those screen capture photos are amazing. Thank you for doing what you do. The Hamilton Tiger Cats photos brought back a lot of memories, since, as a kid our family used to make an annual trip up to Hamilton to visit family friends. I remember thinking back then that the Tiger Cats had some badass jerseys.[/quote]

    For whatever reason the Tiger Cats would be my favorite CFL team. Actually I think the name is cool and I like the color scheme they have. I liked the leaping Tiger more on the yellow helmet, but it looked nice on the black. I did like thier stripes sleeves.

    A few years ago we took our dad to the Labour Day classice game vs Toronto. That was such a neat and fun atmosphere. Stadium is in neighborhood with tightly packed houses. I am glad we went. Oh and I have some other CFL teams I will work on in the future.

  • Teebz | May 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”328478″]i loved all the bright ones, i loooove colour. i like the classics too, but hockey has a tradition of loud as well. i am sick of the grey-black nhl we have today, give me the olde atlanta/cagary flames before the black, or the north stars before the black, etc.[/quote]

    I totally agree! I HATE black hockey uniforms!!!

    I think you have Philbert and I confused. LOL

  • Shaun | May 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm |

    Ok i was reading comments but im about to head out for the night, so didnt get through reading all, and sorry if its been said, but will No Mas make a “im still calling it” for the new sh!tty name for dolphin (joe robbie)?

    and second, does anyone have any idea where i could find a pack of mini stickers for all 30 MLB teams? im thinking of making a standings board for my room with magnets/stickers… my first thought was to cut out the logos from hats which i saw on here, but i cant afford that (sad). anyone have any ideas? thanks!

  • robert marshall | May 8, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    shoot mr murphy, i almost forgot to comment about what a great job you did, it all looks real tight, i am impressed.

  • Bob A | May 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm |

    Found at a local Marshalls store: Paul’s Nightmare

  • Ben K | May 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm |

    Nymar Morgan, leadoff hitter for the Pirates, is wearin’ some stylish stirrups against your Mets. Announcers even talked about them in the first inning. PLEASE somebody have a screen grab/conversation transcript

  • LI Phil | May 8, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote]I totally agree! I HATE black hockey uniforms!!!

    I think you have Philbert and I confused. LOL[/quote]

    oh yeah…cuz im such a huge fan…

    and speaking of the mess

    …it’s black friday again at shea

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm |

    It seems that the Brewers are not wearing their Retro uni’s for tonight’s game against the Cubs. It’s Friday, they are at home, so I don’t know why they aren’t wearing them. Hopefully the broadcast will explain soon.

  • Nick | May 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”328471″][quote comment=”328457″]Did West Virginia ever wear these unfortunate football pants?

    One Two Three Four

    The photos are dated 1955. The story seems to be about Art Lewis looking for prospective players, so they might be high school players.[/quote]

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

    I’m pretty certain that they did. Seems like I saw front (or is that full frontal) views of those pants worn with the uni for WV.

    Any Mountaineers out there with better info?

  • Nick | May 8, 2009 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”328481″][quote comment=”328337″]Larry, those screen capture photos are amazing. Thank you for doing what you do. The Hamilton Tiger Cats photos brought back a lot of memories, since, as a kid our family used to make an annual trip up to Hamilton to visit family friends. I remember thinking back then that the Tiger Cats had some badass jerseys.[/quote]

    TOTALLY DITTO !!!

    For whatever reason the Tiger Cats would be my favorite CFL team. Actually I think the name is cool and I like the color scheme they have. I liked the leaping Tiger more on the yellow helmet, but it looked nice on the black. I did like thier stripes sleeves.

    A few years ago we took our dad to the Labour Day classice game vs Toronto. That was such a neat and fun atmosphere. Stadium is in neighborhood with tightly packed houses. I am glad we went. Oh and I have some other CFL teams I will work on in the future.[/quote]

    Loved the Ti-Cats from the day that I saw them.
    I think the yellow helmet looks better too.

    I’m even considering having a couple of those long sleeved beauties custom made.

    Mitchell & Ness, where are you …….?

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”328488″]It seems that the Brewers are not wearing their Retro uni’s for tonight’s game against the Cubs. It’s Friday, they are at home, so I don’t know why they aren’t wearing them. Hopefully the broadcast will explain soon.[/quote]

    We are in the top of the 7th, and I have not heard why the Crew aren’t in ‘fauxbacks’ tonight. Any other Cheese Heads know the answer?

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”328492″][quote comment=”328488″]It seems that the Brewers are not wearing their Retro uni’s for tonight’s game against the Cubs. It’s Friday, they are at home, so I don’t know why they aren’t wearing them. Hopefully the broadcast will explain soon.[/quote]

    We are in the top of the 7th, and I have not heard why the Crew aren’t in ‘fauxbacks’ tonight. Any other Cheese Heads know the answer?[/quote]

    Although I did find out that it is indeed “Danny Gokey Day” in Milwaukee…

  • Kurt | May 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    They have painted the script M on the grass behind home paint at Miller Park – that’s new. The Brewers also did not wear the retros for the final Friday against the Cubs last year with the Wild Card on the line – remember reading a quote from one of the players saying that this team wants a separate identity from the ’82 team…

  • Tony Miller | May 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”328494″]They have painted the script M on the grass behind home paint at Miller Park – that’s new. The Brewers also did not wear the retros for the final Friday against the Cubs last year with the Wild Card on the line – remember reading a quote from one of the players saying that this team wants a separate identity from the ’82 team…[/quote]

    I assume you mean home plate. But the Cubs broadcast hasn’t said anything either.

  • Michael Kramer | May 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm |

    Random eBay find: this fake ’90s-era Expos jersey, while inaccurate (piping, no pinstripes, etc.) is an interesting re-imagining of the actual uniform. Kind of like, what if the ‘Spos were uni-happy like the Mets and had a pinstriped home jersey and a plain white one, too?

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”328495″][quote comment=”328494″]They have painted the script M on the grass behind home paint at Miller Park – that’s new. The Brewers also did not wear the retros for the final Friday against the Cubs last year with the Wild Card on the line – remember reading a quote from one of the players saying that this team wants a separate identity from the ’82 team…[/quote]

    I assume you mean home plate. But the Cubs broadcast hasn’t said anything either.[/quote]

    You are right, the script “M” is a new addition. They have put paint on that spot before though:

    http://i147.photobuc...

    The whole broadcast on FSBrewers said nothing of why they were not in retro gear. I understand they want to separate them from the ’82 identity because they are their own team… but they wore the retro gear last week, so why not today? ‘Cause it was against the Cubs? I have put e-mails into the Brewers staff, so I will post if I get a reply.

  • Michael Kramer | May 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”328496″]Random eBay find: this fake ’90s-era Expos jersey, while inaccurate (piping, no pinstripes, etc.) is an interesting re-imagining of the actual uniform. Kind of like, what if the ‘Spos were uni-happy like the Mets and had a pinstriped home jersey and a plain white one, too?[/quote]
    Sorry, link didn’t work: here it is.

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”328497″][quote comment=”328495″][quote comment=”328494″]They have painted the script M on the grass behind home paint at Miller Park – that’s new. The Brewers also did not wear the retros for the final Friday against the Cubs last year with the Wild Card on the line – remember reading a quote from one of the players saying that this team wants a separate identity from the ’82 team…[/quote]

    I assume you mean home plate. But the Cubs broadcast hasn’t said anything either.[/quote]

    You are right, the script “M” is a new addition. They have put paint on that spot before though:

    http://i147.photobuc...

    The whole broadcast on FSBrewers said nothing of why they were not in retro gear. I understand they want to separate them from the ’82 identity because they are their own team… but they wore the retro gear last week, so why not today? ‘Cause it was against the Cubs? I have put e-mails into the Brewers staff, so I will post if I get a reply.[/quote]

    And I apologize… the “I *heart* NY” was in the dirt, and not in the grass. I think maybe the “Opening Week” logo has ever been there.

  • James Craven | May 8, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    I’ll see those no Brewers fauxbacks and raise you the Texas Texases in blue aginst the Chicago White Sox in black at U.S. Cellminskey. It looked like a friggin’ softball game!

  • Johnny O | May 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm |

    Gosh… I love seeing this:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Happy “Danny Gokey Day” in Milwaukee. (Where is your foot on the rubber, Danny?):
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Johnny O | May 9, 2009 at 12:02 am |

    All right… this just in from my friend who is the Manager or Marketing and Promotional Efforts for the Milwaukee Brewers. She writes:

    “Hi John,

    We are only doing a few select Retro Fridays this year. Tonight was not one of them, so that’s why they were in their regular uniforms.

    Hope this helps!”

    … so there ya go. Kind of sad to not see the retro gear as much. Maybe that will make me appreciate it more now.

  • James Craven | May 9, 2009 at 12:49 am |

    [quote comment=”328485″]Found at a local Marshalls store: Something rejected by UDub.”[/quote]

  • Chuck | May 9, 2009 at 2:15 am |

    [quote comment=”328319″]nice grabs, larry!

    i had originally thought all the angels went stirruped last evening

    i was wrong

    if you’re going to throwback, PLEASE, either do it properly or don’t do it at all…[/quote]
    The Angels had one “fuddy duddy” last night. Dude needs to lighten up!

  • Doug | May 9, 2009 at 2:15 am |

    Dennis Eckersley commented on uniforms tonight on the NESN broadcast of the Sox-Rays game. He said Brad Penny looked like a “tuna” with high socks on. He also criticized James Shield though for the baggy pants look.

  • Paddy F | May 9, 2009 at 5:39 am |

    Stephen Strasbourg threw a 17 strike out no-hitter but what was he wearing while doing it?

    Extra kudos to him for undertaking such a feat, all with the obvious handicap of looking somewhat like an SS officer.

  • bukbukbuk | May 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    As a kid who followed the Braves in the 70s, I should point out the player identified as Brian Asselstine is actually Pat Rockett.