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Jordan Reveals Longstanding Dream of Playing Hockey

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Tired of those unsightly Reebok logos on NHL jerseys? So is Michael Jordan! In fact, we could probably eliminate the Reebok mark from the NHL altogether if we just cloned a few hundred Jordans and used them to replace all the players currently on NHL rosters, because MJ ain’t wearin’ no vector.

What’s the deal? According to this column (helpfully sent my way by reader Rachel Bicicchi), Jordan happily donned a Blackhawks jersey at Friday’s ’Hawks/Wings game, “but only after team officials sewed a red patch over the maker’s company logo.”

This isn’t the first time Jordan has engaged in some impromptu uniform modification in order to please the Masters of Swoosh, and I think it’s safe to say it won’t be the last.

Enjoy your Decoration Day, don’t forget the sunscreen, etc., etc. — Paul

 

85 comments to Jordan Reveals Longstanding Dream of Playing Hockey

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    On a related note (sorta), I was listening to the Blackhawks postgame on the radio yesterday (Why? I was in the middle of painting and couldn’t get to the radio to change the station).

    Best caller: “I knew it was going to be an ugly game when Detroit scored off the celebrity puck drop.”

  • David Murphy | May 25, 2009 at 8:34 am |

    Has it been discussed that the Braves Jeff Francoeur has been playing lately with his pant’s legs pulled up, showing a lot of navy sock? It was a move to pull himself out of another slump, and it seems to be working. Hopefully he’ll continue the look…not that I like it, but at least it’s something different.

  • dan | May 25, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    i am tired of seeing michael jordan. he just needs to go away. anytime people start to forget about him, he always has to stick his nose out into the world and get attention. i am tired of his clothing line and everything else.

  • Bob Sullivan | May 25, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    Talk about a paradox….

    Was channel surfing this morning and came across a comcast broadcast of the Oregon-Arizona game. There was an Oregon player with green stirrups and yellow sanitaries. All the annoucners could do was talk about the sanitaries, comparing the kid to Rick Monday or Rickey Henederson. Sorry, I wasn’t awake enough to catch either the player’s name or details of the game. There were two distince camera shots of the kid that simply showed him from the knees down, bowing to the good thast the didn’t show the rest of the Oregon uniform.

    So Paul – how’s that? Stirrups and sanitaries on an Oregon player. Cats and dogs will now lie down together.

    Bob Sullivan

  • Bob Sullivan | May 25, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”330862″] bowing to the good thast the didn’t show the rest of the Oregon uniform.

    Bob Sullivan[/quote]

    Um, that would be “bowing to the good taste that”

    Oops

  • John | May 25, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    I hate logo creep too, but not for nuthin’, Jordan is still getting paid LOTS of money by Nike. Would you want to see your very expensive endorser wearing another company’s logo? I think not.

  • DenverGregg | May 25, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    I’ll be back later with a report from Dodgers/Rockies.

  • Steve | May 25, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”330865″]I’ll be back later with a report from Dodgers/Rockies.[/quote]

    I’ll be sure to tune in!

  • Jordan | May 25, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    Jordan also covered the Reebok logo with an American Flag during the medal ceremony during the 1992 Olympics.

    Flag Pic

  • Andrew | May 25, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?

  • yadda | May 25, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    I wonder what red/black kicks those are he’s sporting?

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 25, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    The first American sumo wrestler, Takamiyama, or Jesse Kuhaulua has retired after reaching the age of 65. He retired from the ring a long time ago, but went onto manage wrestlers and just ended this weekend.

    Here are some interesting photos of him.

    With a Pan-Am airlines ceremonial apron
    http://www.fuckedgai...

    On the cover of his own album
    http://homepage1.nif...

    His second record
    http://homepage1.nif...

    Selling personal computers for work
    http://www.ykanda.jp...
    http://www.ykanda.jp...
    http://www.ykanda.jp...
    http://www.ykanda.jp...
    http://www.ykanda.jp...

    Winning the 1972 Nagoya tournament, the first ever by a foreigner in professional sumo
    http://doraku.asahi....

    Article in the Honolulu Advertiser on his retirement from the ring
    http://the.honolulua...

  • Alex O | May 25, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    Make sure you check out today’s NCAA lacrosse championhip. The Syracuse uniforms are, well, unique to say the least. I just noticed on Saturday that they have NOH (names on helmets).

  • purwho | May 25, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”330875″][quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.[/quote]

    I’m at work. We don’t celebrate Memorial Day. Nor will we ever.

    We celebrate Remembrance Day in November with poppies.

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”330875″][quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.[/quote]

    Correct, but everything I read says that they do not observe Memorial Day on the same day as the United States. It actually coincides with Canada Day on July 1st. Can any of our Canadian uni-brethren back me up on this?

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”330877″][quote comment=”330875″][quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.[/quote]

    Correct, but everything I read says that they do not observe Memorial Day on the same day as the United States. It actually coincides with Canada Day on July 1st. Can any of our Canadian uni-brethren back me up on this?[/quote]

    Nope. Canada Day is equivalent to Independence Day. You gained your independence from the British empire on July 4. We did the same on July 1… different years, though.

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”330876″][quote comment=”330875″][quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.[/quote]

    I’m at work. We don’t celebrate Memorial Day. Nor will we ever.

    We celebrate Remembrance Day in November with poppies.[/quote]

    Yep… Remembrance Day is the Canadian equivalent to our Veterans Day, but not Memorial Day.

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote]Nope. Canada Day is equivalent to Independence Day. You gained your independence from the British empire on July 4. We did the same on July 1… different years, though.[/quote]

    I did say Memorial Day coincided with Canada Day (although only in Newfoundland and Labrador)and not the equivalent of your Independence Day. Just wanted to be clear! :)

    Keep rockin, Canada!

  • purwho | May 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”330876″][quote comment=”330875″][quote comment=”330869″]Anyone think that the Blue Jays might break out the Canada Day uniforms to go with their leaf-and-stripes cap?

    Is the lone Canadian team even obligated to take part in the Memorial Day observance today?[/quote]

    Canada celebrates Memorial Day… they even have everyone wear poppies.[/quote]

    I’m at work. We don’t celebrate Memorial Day. Nor will we ever.

    We celebrate Remembrance Day in November with poppies.[/quote]

    My mistake… I saw the NHL guys all poppied out yesterday, Teebz. I knew I should NEVER, under any circumstances, trust Mike Milbury or Pierre McGuire.

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”330881″]
    My mistake… I saw the NHL guys all poppied out yesterday, Teebz. I knew I should NEVER, under any circumstances, trust Mike Milbury or Pierre McGuire.[/quote]

    LOL… those two are idiots, but they had their hearts in the right place. They were poppied out for the Memorial Cup Final. The Memorial Cup normally ends the day before Memorial Day.

    The reason the tournament got its name was due to the trophy itself. The Cup was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association in honour of the soldiers who died fighting for Canada in World War I. So Milbury and McGuire went with poppies to remember the soldiers despite the poppies having way more meaning in November.

    There is a correlation with Memorial Day there thanks to the schedule, but we don’t celebrate a specific day for fallen members of the armed forces outside of Remembrance Day.

  • Hibbs | May 25, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    MJ’s jeans are wiggety wack ya’ll!

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”330882″][quote comment=”330881″]
    My mistake… I saw the NHL guys all poppied out yesterday, Teebz. I knew I should NEVER, under any circumstances, trust Mike Milbury or Pierre McGuire.[/quote]

    LOL… those two are idiots, but they had their hearts in the right place. They were poppied out for the Memorial Cup Final. The Memorial Cup normally ends the day before Memorial Day.

    The reason the tournament got its name was due to the trophy itself. The Cup was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association in honour of the soldiers who died fighting for Canada in World War I. So Milbury and McGuire went with poppies to remember the soldiers despite the poppies having way more meaning in November.

    There is a correlation with Memorial Day there thanks to the schedule, but we don’t celebrate a specific day for fallen members of the armed forces outside of Remembrance Day.[/quote]
    Hey, so back to the Don Cherry miniseries thing… you’re an extra, right? That’s the impression I get from your most recent HBIC post, but it isn’t explicitly stated (unless I just missed it).

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”330884″][quote comment=”330882″][quote comment=”330881″]
    My mistake… I saw the NHL guys all poppied out yesterday, Teebz. I knew I should NEVER, under any circumstances, trust Mike Milbury or Pierre McGuire.[/quote]

    LOL… those two are idiots, but they had their hearts in the right place. They were poppied out for the Memorial Cup Final. The Memorial Cup normally ends the day before Memorial Day.

    The reason the tournament got its name was due to the trophy itself. The Cup was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association in honour of the soldiers who died fighting for Canada in World War I. So Milbury and McGuire went with poppies to remember the soldiers despite the poppies having way more meaning in November.

    There is a correlation with Memorial Day there thanks to the schedule, but we don’t celebrate a specific day for fallen members of the armed forces outside of Remembrance Day.[/quote]
    Hey, so back to the Don Cherry miniseries thing… you’re an extra, right? That’s the impression I get from your most recent HBIC post, but it isn’t explicitly stated (unless I just missed it).[/quote]

    I’m working as an extra when they need someone to fill in or jump into a crowd, but I’m working with the publicist as an unofficial media person. The Toronto publicity company hasn’t given me the “ok” yet as a journalist.

    So the answer would be “yes and no”. LOL

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    Watching the Yanks-Rangers on MLB TV. The Yankees look completely bizarre with the red lids. Rangers? Somewhat looks like it belongs, since its as close as you can get to their alts.

    Umpires? Bat-shiat crazy.

  • Geoff | May 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    Just starting to watch the Brewers/Cardinals game and I HAD to check in with this red hat report.

    On the Cardinals, they look fine (great, almost). The reds match and it looks good.

    On the Brewers, not so much. Especially when they’re playing a team that usually wears red, it’s not a good thing. Yuck.

    Here’s the kicker: The umpires are wearing red hats too! The only good thing is that the plate umpire did get one of those hats with a short bill to wear under his mask. That’s good, but they look like crap in general.

    Bad idea (aesthetically). Ditch ’em!

  • Geoff | May 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”330886″]Watching the Yanks-Rangers on MLB TV. The Yankees look completely bizarre with the red lids. Rangers? Somewhat looks like it belongs, since its as close as you can get to their alts.

    Umpires? Bat-shiat crazy.[/quote]

    Bat-shiat crazy? Yeah, I think that describes it pretty well.

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”330888″][quote comment=”330886″]Watching the Yanks-Rangers on MLB TV. The Yankees look completely bizarre with the red lids. Rangers? Somewhat looks like it belongs, since its as close as you can get to their alts.

    Umpires? Bat-shiat crazy.[/quote]

    Bat-shiat crazy? Yeah, I think that describes it pretty well.[/quote]
    The Texases look fine. Kinsler’s got the red socks and Teagarden’s got the red gear on.

    Maybe the umps should have gone with red “throwback” shirts like they used to wear on occasion about 10-15 years ago.

    The Yankees? Yikes.

  • Thomas Clark | May 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    Royals v Tigers – Tigers don’t look terrible in the red caps, on TV at least it almost looks like they match the outline on the script/numbers. The Royals, however, in their powder blue alt tops look absolutely wretched with the caps.

  • LI Phil | May 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    only game i can get is yanks (who don’t look horrible, but rather, like they lost their caps in transit) vs. texases (who don’t look any different than when they wear their red caps anyway) … nice to actually see the yanks without that stupid giant NYS patch on the back of their heads, however…the question still remains…

    why is this necessary again?

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”330891″]only game i can get is yanks (who don’t look horrible, but rather, like they lost their caps in transit) vs. texases (who don’t look any different than when they wear their red caps anyway) … nice to actually see the yanks without that stupid giant NYS patch on the back of their heads, however…the question still remains…

    why is this necessary again?[/quote]

    Bud Selig is financing another round of Interplague with the profits they make off selling caps to me and you while donating the smallest amount possible to people who need it: charitable organizations.

    Me? Jaded? No way. LOL

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    quick Rangers-Yankees pics:

    Umps:

    http://farm4.static....

    http://farm4.static....

    Kisses, A-Rod:

    http://farm4.static....

    Elvis:

    http://farm4.static....

    Strangest thing is when the Rangers were hitting and there was a grounder to the 1st baseman. Pitcher covers, and there are about 8 red hats in the frame with Yankees, Rangers, Umpires, and 1st base coach.

  • cam | May 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm |

    Blue Jays in red caps.

  • mike 2 | May 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”330894″]Blue Jays in red caps.[/quote]

    Black jerseys with red caps. This is a historically bad look.

  • Marcus Hall - Lets play 162!! | May 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    Dem O`s dont look too bad (relatively speaking – I mean come on, any team that doesn’t have red in their jersey’s don’t really look good)

  • Marcus Hall - Lets play 162!! | May 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”330893″]quick Rangers-Yankees pics:

    Umps:

    http://farm4.static....

    http://farm4.static....

    Kisses, A-Rod:

    http://farm4.static....

    Elvis:

    http://farm4.static....

    Strangest thing is when the Rangers were hitting and there was a grounder to the 1st baseman. Pitcher covers, and there are about 8 red hats in the frame with Yankees, Rangers, Umpires, and 1st base coach.[/quote]

    so the Texases decide NOT to wear their red alts tday. TODAY of all days!!

  • mmwatkin | May 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    Royals are wearing white pants, powder blue tops, and red hats.

    Ri-god-damn-diculous

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    =bg=

    If you’re reading today, to answer your question from earlier this week:

    [quote comment=”330683″][quote comment=”330682″][quote comment=”330547″]Can anyone give me some advice on tearing out the front liner on a New Era 59Fifty? As tools, I have an X-Acto blade and plenty of patience, but most of my haberdashing experience is with the Twins Franchise model of chapeau, which is a far easier lid to break in…[/quote]

    I did it on a Rangers 70s throwback I bought last week–I had great success using cuticle scissors.

    http://www.manicure4...

    where can you get a rangers 70s throwback? like the red blue with block T?[/quote]

    hey bg, sorry to have missed your question. I bought mine at the Texas Rangers ticket office/fan shop in downtown Dallas.

    But yeah, it’s a fitted New Era 5950:

    http://farm4.static....

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm |

    I also found some pics on Flickr of the 1977 Rangers:

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

    My parents actually have some very similar-looking pictures from 1978 when we got to go onto the warning track and take pics with the players. I’ll have to try and dig those up sometime.

  • Geeman | May 25, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    What in the world would Jordan do nowadays if he were in the NBA and had to wear the Adidas warmups? Come to think of it, what did he do when Reebok made the warmups and he was still playing?

  • Teebz | May 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”330902″]What in the world would Jordan do nowadays if he were in the NBA and had to wear the Adidas warmups? Come to think of it, what did he do when Reebok made the warmups and he was still playing?[/quote]

    Bought the equipment manager a stitch-ripper.

  • =bg= | May 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”330900″]=bg=

    If you’re reading today, to answer your question from earlier this week:

    [quote comment=”330683″][quote comment=”330682″][quote comment=”330547″]Can anyone give me some advice on tearing out the front liner on a New Era 59Fifty? As tools, I have an X-Acto blade and plenty of patience, but most of my haberdashing experience is with the Twins Franchise model of chapeau, which is a far easier lid to break in…[/quote]

    I did it on a Rangers 70s throwback I bought last week–I had great success using cuticle scissors.

    http://www.manicure4...

    where can you get a rangers 70s throwback? like the red blue with block T?[/quote]

    hey bg, sorry to have missed your question. I bought mine at the Texas Rangers ticket office/fan shop in downtown Dallas.

    But yeah, it’s a fitted New Era 5950:

    http://farm4.static....

    Daggone! That’s the one I want! Can ya get ’em online somewhere? (I moved to Dallas in Summer 71, so I was there for the opening pitch at the old stadium. Turnpike Stadium?)

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    http://www.mickeyspl...

    Unfortunately the T is horribly off-center in the pic they display. I have seen hats like this that have a big (and wrong era/later 80s) Rangers logo on the back (which I didn’t like), and you can’t tell if this one has that or not.

    They also sell this one at mlb.com, but it doesn’t look accurate at all, and it’s a “wool blend” and made by American Needle.

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    also says it’s backordered.

  • =bg= | May 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    http://www.stylefeed...
    Well, found it on Google. But I’ve got a purty big head and I’d have to find one in person so I could try it on. You wouldn’t believe how long it took to find just the right 49ers cap!

    What I’d really like to have is a Rangers T-shirt with that original jersey design:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    I take that back, it’s backordered in most sizes, but 7 5/8 is available if you have a larger gourd.

  • =bg= | May 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    Well, I’ll tell ya, my friend is the clubhouse mgr for the Reds- he let me in the storeroom, “take anything ya like.” (Imagine that.) COuldn’t find a hat to fit. And it is 7 5/8. Me, relief pitcher Lee Smith….and..Johnny Bench. Biggest hat sizes he’d ever seen. I guess that’s an honor.

    If you see a 72 Rangers T…give me a shout!

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”330906″] But I’ve got a purty big head and I’d have to find one in person so I could try it on. You wouldn’t believe how long it took to find just the right 49ers cap![/quote]

    I’m with ya. Plus hat sizing can be very flakey. I can wear a fitted hat in anything from a 7 1/2 to a 7 3/4. That’s why I headed to the fan shop to try them on. This Rangers hat is just a smidge large and it’s a 7 5/8.

    I was also a Reds fan during their white/red pinstripe hat days, and it took me forever to find a hat to buy because the pinstripes were NEVER lined up correctly! It drove my mom crazy.

  • =bg= | May 25, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    Turned on the Braves @ Giants game..and I went WTF?
    Then I remembered….Red Hat Day. Looks weird to have a red cap on the G-Men.
    http://img.photobuck...

  • Skycat | May 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”330891″]only game i can get is yanks (who don’t look horrible, but rather, like they lost their caps in transit) vs. texases (who don’t look any different than when they wear their red caps anyway) … nice to actually see the yanks without that stupid giant NYS patch on the back of their heads, however…the question still remains…

    why is this necessary again?[/quote]
    This may sound sacrilegious, but I actually think the red cap is an improvement over the mismatched shade of blue the Yanks wore last year. To make the uniform complete though, they need to match the caps with red stirrups.

  • jesse | May 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    According to the broadcasters of today’s O’s/Jays game and Yanks/Rangers, all proceeds will go to the Welcome Back Vets fund and if you order online an additional dollar will be donated. Fyi, don’t know if it’s the party line.

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”330911″][quote comment=”330891″]only game i can get is yanks (who don’t look horrible, but rather, like they lost their caps in transit) vs. texases (who don’t look any different than when they wear their red caps anyway) … nice to actually see the yanks without that stupid giant NYS patch on the back of their heads, however…the question still remains…

    why is this necessary again?[/quote]
    This may sound sacrilegious, but I actually think the red cap is an improvement over the mismatched shade of blue the Yanks wore last year. To make the uniform complete though, they need to match the caps with red stirrups.[/quote]

    How about solid red pants while they are at it? (kidding, folks)

  • Mike N. | May 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm |

    News Flash! These two couldn’t agree on who looked sillier, and they ejected each other. Suspensions will be handed down by the Fashion Police

  • Stuby | May 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    Military Recognition/Memorial Day done right.

    Just got back from taking my daughters (7 and 5) to a Huntsville Stars game vs. the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx. Every Monday game in Huntsville is Military Recognition Day, where everyone with an ID gets in for a buck. The lady at the ticket window asked if I was military and I said “I used to be” to which she replied “That’s good enough for me”. 3 tickets, $3.

    For the 7th inning stretch they bypassed the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, instead observing a moment of silence followed by the playing of “Taps”. I was a blubbering mess after Taps and had to explain to my girls why they wouldn’t be hearing one of their favorite songs. I made sure they understood.

    Made me think of the money grab that MLB performs in the name of recognizing the troops.

    Uni-wise, it was softball vs. softball but at least the local nine went high-cuffed. They appeared to be tailored that way. No special hats in the minors, I guess.

  • LI Phil | May 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    with a handful of games in the books…or close to it…

    awful

    god awful

    meh

    really?

    fine

    last time i saw this, spike lee was underneath it

    seriously?

    hey, the cap matches the number … and what…blue didn’t get the memo?

    looks like spring training

    are you kidding me? … almost like they said “eff you” to MLB

    ya know…i LIKE this one … like a lot

    passable

    god no

    point?

    brick red & bright red … not good

    not the worst but that’s not saying much

    …waste of time and energy unless EVERY PENNY of profit is going to the vets orgs…which i highly doubt

  • Ry | May 25, 2009 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”330864″]I hate logo creep too, but not for nuthin’, Jordan is still getting paid LOTS of money by Nike. Would you want to see your very expensive endorser wearing another company’s logo? I think not.[/quote]

    And MJ isn’t just any endorser…he essentially made the brand. It would be like the Marlboro Man shilling for Camel.

  • Eric | May 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”330867″]Jordan also covered the Reebok logo with an American Flag during the medal ceremony during the 1992 Olympics.

    Flag Pic[/quote]

    Pippen also covered up the Rebook logo by unzipping his jacket down so the logo was folded over. Can’t remember if the other Nike Dream Teamers (Barkley, Robinson, etc) did anything similar.

  • luke h | May 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

    I actually think they should have taken it a step further with jerseys like this so the hats would for sure match every teams’ unis

    and btw the Rays are going with the navy hat

  • u2-horn | May 25, 2009 at 7:27 pm |

    Phil Hughes had a handwritten inscription on his hat today. Couldn’t tell what it said. It was above his right ear.

  • luke h | May 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    yeah sorry forgot the link and my computer keeps slowing down whenever i try to but the pic is on mlb shop in the stars and stripes collection

  • Adam | May 25, 2009 at 8:04 pm |

    I’m almost surprised they didn’t make the Reds wear the blue caps just to make a point of being different. I’m sure a runner on 1st base couldn’t even tell the 1B hat was any different.

  • Adam | May 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    I’m almost surprised they didn’t make the Reds wear the blue caps just to make a point of being different.

    I’m sure a runner on 1st base couldn’t even tell the Reds’ 1B hat was any different.

  • Mike Engle | May 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”330918″]with a handful of games in the books…or close to it…

    awful

    god awful

    meh

    really?

    fine

    last time i saw this, spike lee was underneath it

    seriously?

    hey, the cap matches the number … and what…blue didn’t get the memo?

    looks like spring training

    are you kidding me? … almost like they said “eff you” to MLB

    ya know…i LIKE this one … like a lot

    passable

    god no

    point?

    brick red & bright red … not good

    not the worst but that’s not saying much

    …waste of time and energy unless EVERY PENNY of profit is going to the vets orgs…which i highly doubt[/quote]
    And to add one of my opinions: it’s disgusting that the umpires also have the red hats. Even though I’ve yet to see a red ump hat for retail sale, it makes it look like the umpires have sold out and compromised their integrity. If that doesn’t turn your stomach, nothing can.

  • DenverGregg | May 25, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    Went to see Dodgers/Rockies. Got halfprice club level seats, which was good. Forty minute rain delay at Coors today, so we visited the bar where a kid I remember from grade school was pouring. That was the highlight of the day.

    LI Phil linked the pic of Helton before the game receiving recognition for his 2000th hit. He didn’t look as bad as some others. The starting pitcher and left fielder each went high-cuffed. The red, white and black made me think of the San Diego State Aztecs, who could have outplayed the Rox today. We left during the eight run top of the seventh (after a seven run top of the fourth), an inning that included two of the worst defensive plays I’ve seen in professional ball — even counting AAA.

    Poor Juan Pierre, with the oversized red hat and the blue stirrups looked like he belonged on the Indianapolis Clowns. This was Selig’s lowest trick yet, which says a lot.

  • DenverGregg | May 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    Forgot to mention that two fans were wearing the red abominations. One was an angry middle aged man a few rows in front of us. One was a cute twentyish girl in line for nachos. I was quite upset that anyone would buy and wear these stupid hats. Still, out of about 27k people, I guess 2 isn’t as bad as it could have been.

  • =bg= | May 25, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    What about the blue caps for NL…and red for the AL?

  • Geoff | May 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    I don’t know who did it or why (just flipped over to WGN from the NBA game for a moment), but somebody on the Cubs apparently took it upon himself to express his displeasure at whatever by destroying the casing of the Gatorade “fountain drink” machine in the dugout. Whats-his-name and Brenly spent a few moments talking about it in the 3rd inning and the cameras got a few good shots. Zambrano started clowning around with it too. I was entertained.

    Not really a uni-related happening, but I figured dugout equipment was pretty close…

  • Brian | May 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”330921″]and btw the Rays are going with the navy hat[/quote]
    Which Rays game are you watching?

    http://farm3.static....

  • luke h | May 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”330935″][quote comment=”330921″]and btw the Rays are going with the navy hat[/quote]
    Which Rays game are you watching?

    http://farm3.static....
    oh sorry the pic on mlb.com must have been from last year because it showed david price wearing a navy one

  • LI Phil | May 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”330938″][quote comment=”330935″][quote comment=”330921″]and btw the Rays are going with the navy hat[/quote]
    Which Rays game are you watching?

    http://farm3.static....
    oh sorry the pic on mlb.com must have been from last year because it showed david price wearing a navy one[/quote]

    because he made his debut last year wearing the blue S&S cap…that’s gotta be a record

  • Brian | May 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm |

    I knew the red caps would be bad luck for the Rays. Our biggest rival wears red, we lost the World Series to a team with a red cap, who thought this would be a good idea? We blew a 10-f***ing-run lead. TO CLEVELAND.

  • Brian | May 25, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    This isn’t uni-related, but the WNBA is apparently using “Expect great” as their marketing slogan this season, along with many other grammatically-incorrect slogans beginning with “Expect.”

    http://www.wnba.com/...

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm |

    Those of you who get WGN should turn it on NOW.

    Mr. T is gonna sing.

  • LI Phil | May 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”330942″]This isn’t uni-related, but the WNBA is apparently using “Expect great” as their marketing slogan this season, along with many other grammatically-incorrect slogans beginning with “Expect.”

    http://www.wnba.com/...

    what’s grammatically incorrect about “expect bankruptcy”?

  • Brian | May 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”330944″]Those of you who get WGN should turn it on NOW.

    Mr. T is gonna sing.[/quote]
    I missed it! Thats gonna be epic YouTube gold.

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”330945″][quote comment=”330942″]This isn’t uni-related, but the WNBA is apparently using “Expect great” as their marketing slogan this season, along with many other grammatically-incorrect slogans beginning with “Expect.”

    http://www.wnba.com/...

    what’s grammatically incorrect about “expect bankruptcy”?[/quote]
    Nothing, but I believe it’s “Expect Fold”.

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”330946″][quote comment=”330944″]Those of you who get WGN should turn it on NOW.

    Mr. T is gonna sing.[/quote]
    I missed it! Thats gonna be epic YouTube gold.[/quote]
    It was everything I expected and more.

    If someone doesn’t YouTube it soon I will have to do it myself.

  • JTH | May 25, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”330934″]I don’t know who did it or why (just flipped over to WGN from the NBA game for a moment), but somebody on the Cubs apparently took it upon himself to express his displeasure at whatever by destroying the casing of the Gatorade “fountain drink” machine in the dugout. Whats-his-name and Brenly spent a few moments talking about it in the 3rd inning and the cameras got a few good shots. Zambrano started clowning around with it too. I was entertained.

    Not really a uni-related happening, but I figured dugout equipment was pretty close…[/quote]
    I was wondering about that Gatorade Big Gulp machine when I noticed Ryan Theriot getting a drink earlier tonight. Is it new? I don’t recall seeing it before (in any dugout, not just at Bud Light Bleachers Stadium).

    BTW, Len Kasper is the play-by-play guy’s name and he just pointed out that Carlos Zambrano is wearing a single batting glove on his top hand. He was batting left-handed, so the glove was on his left hand. (Maybe he was expecting the Pirates to bring in a lefty? A pitching change was made, but a righty was brought in.)

    Oh, and earlier tonight, they showed a side-by-side photo of Nyjer Morgan (back in stirrups tonight after going jammystyle yesterday) and Juan Pierre. No specific mention of the stirrups, but there were comments like “old school” thrown around.

  • Geoff | May 25, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    Nyjer Morgan just fouled a ball off his ankle in the 8th inning and writhed around on the ground a little bit. As he was starting to get up I noticed he had a strip of athletic tape at the top of his stirrups. I’m assuming it’s to hold the hosiery in place and it’s usually covered up by the pants. Is this normal for big-league stirrup wearers?

  • Geoff | May 25, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”330949″][quote comment=”330934″]I don’t know who did it or why (just flipped over to WGN from the NBA game for a moment), but somebody on the Cubs apparently took it upon himself to express his displeasure at whatever by destroying the casing of the Gatorade “fountain drink” machine in the dugout. Whats-his-name and Brenly spent a few moments talking about it in the 3rd inning and the cameras got a few good shots. Zambrano started clowning around with it too. I was entertained.

    Not really a uni-related happening, but I figured dugout equipment was pretty close…[/quote]
    I was wondering about that Gatorade Big Gulp machine when I noticed Ryan Theriot getting a drink earlier tonight. Is it new? I don’t recall seeing it before (in any dugout, not just at Bud Light Bleachers Stadium).

    BTW, Len Kasper is the play-by-play guy’s name and he just pointed out that Carlos Zambrano is wearing a single batting glove on his top hand. He was batting left-handed, so the glove was on his left hand. (Maybe he was expecting the Pirates to bring in a lefty? A pitching change was made, but a righty was brought in.)

    Oh, and earlier tonight, they showed a side-by-side photo of Nyjer Morgan (back in stirrups tonight after going jammystyle yesterday) and Juan Pierre. No specific mention of the stirrups, but there were comments like “old school” thrown around.[/quote]

    I think the Gatorade fountains are new this year. I remember seeing them during Cubs games much earlier this year and thinking that it was a tremendous excess that didn’t need to be there.

    Also, thanks on Kasper’s name. If I didn’t despise the Cubbies so (Brewer fan) I might care to remember that. ;)

  • random reader | May 26, 2009 at 12:14 am |

    Something I just noticed:

    The Padres’ stars and stripes caps actually have the older logo.

    The current “SD” logo has microserifs while the stars and stripes cap doesn’t.

  • Dwayne | May 26, 2009 at 12:15 am |

    The red caps or the blue caps still don’t look as bad as the baseball bell-bottomed trousers they are wearing.

  • Mike Miller | May 26, 2009 at 12:39 am |

    In today’s pick on the Nats item, the Nats couldn’t be troubled to wear red sleeves or socks with their red hats on the road. That would have actually looked good.

    http://sports.espn.g...

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • DenverGregg | May 26, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    Since Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in military service, this would seem to be the one occasion for which black would be the appropriate tribute. Not necessarily monkeying about with the caps, but a uniform black armband worn over a white or gray jersey. Thoughts?

  • KT | May 26, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    Nyjer Morgan is my new least-favorite MLB player.

    I know, I know, stirrups, blah blah blah. Get a uniform that fits and bend that frigging brim. The Our Gang look isn’t making it.