A League of Their Own

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Got a note the other day from reader Patrick Ryan. “I know you like the old Milwaukee Bucks logo,” he wrote. “But have you ever seen this?”

I most certainly had not. And my initial instinct was that it was that it might be a joke, because c’mon, a team called the Does? That’s just setting yourself up for boatload of “Doesn’t”-oriented wisecracks.

But as I quickly learned, the Does were a very real team that played in the short-lived Women’s Professional Basketball League, which existed from the fall of 1978 through the spring of 1981. I was in high school during that period, so you’d think I’d remember the WBL, but I don’t (I think it’s safe to say they weren’t marketed as aggressively as the WNBA). Lots of other people do, though: There’s a WBL Memories site, lots of information at Hoopedia (which is hosted by NBA.com), and even a book (much of which you can click through at Google Books).

So what about their uniforms? Here’s a rough summary of what I’ve discovered:

• Almost all the teams went untucked (a very conscious choice, as clearly shown in their promotional materials). At least one team, the New Jersey Gems, used the lower portion of the jersey for the team name. Other teams used contrast-piped hemlines, and still others left the lower-jersey area plain. At least one team, the Houston Angels, appears to have been afflicted with an inadvertent team-wide case of Philly tag.

• One team that did not go untucked (but maybe should have): the Iowa Cornets.

• The most interesting uniform was worn by the Chicago Hustle, whose jerseys had these cutaway semi-sleeves and johnny collars. According to that book I mentioned earlier, these uniforms were not popular with the players. (The rest of that page has more info about the league’s uniforms — recommended reading.)

• The aforementioned Does had these contrasting V panels sewn into the lower side areas (not sure what’s going on with the New York player in the center of that photo — almost looks like she’s wearing a zippered sweatshirt).

• The New England Gulls used a baseball-style script insignia.

• Some teams went NNOB, others had NOBs. The Philadelphia Fox (yes, that was really their name) highlight the player names with horizontal rules, and at least one team the Does, used nameplates — unusual for a basketball uniform.

• The San Francisco Pioneers had really nice warm-up outfits, which included little Golden Gate Bridge logos on the pant legs.

• The refs’ uniforms apparently changed during the life of the league — sometimes they’re wearing plain gray, other times zebra stripes (note the WBL chest logo).

• The league had its own ball, courtesy of Wilson.

If you want to see more, I strongly recommend poking around this site — lots of good info and additional photos.

As for the Does logo, which got me started on this little venture, their logo made some of the players uneasy. But look — it’s now become a high-priced collector’s item.

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Bonus May Raffle: Our friends at SportsCrack.com have invited me to raffle off one of their shirts — winner’s choice. To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by this next Monday, June 1st, at 7pm eastern. One entry per person, except for Uni Watch membership program enrollees, who can send four entries. I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday.

Chat-a-tat-tat: I’ll be doing a live web chat today at 1pm eastern on ESPN.com. Here’s the link, but do us both a favor and don’t start submitting questions now, because I’m going to give preference to questions submitted during the chat. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Hmmmm, who do you suppose made the jerseys for Michael Irvin’s new 4th and Long show? (With thanks to Brendon Yarian.) … “Superfund”? Explanation here (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … Sierra Leone’s new soccer jersey is, in Donald Wine’s words, “epic.”Nate Boulton and his family spent the holiday weekend at a Michigan fishing cabin, where they found this jigsaw puzzle. … “We put it together and determined that each team should have to go back to its 1995 helmet design,” he says. … Joshua Edney notes that Jermaine Dye has his initials on his batting gloves. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Alarming news out of Pittsburgh, where Nyjer Morgan abandoned his high cuffs for a game, as a slump-busting maneuver. … Here’s a good view of the shamrock decal that Joe Mullen used to wear (courtesy of Kek). Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for? … The NBA is concerned about counterfeiting. … They Might Be Giants are sponsoring a Little League game (with thanks to James Huening). … Here’s something new: Braille jerseys (with thanks to Bryan Collings). … You know how the dolphin on the Dolphins’ logo wears a helmet? How would other NFL logo animals look if they were helmeted? Here’s how one guy envisions it (with thanks to Scott Marcusky). … What do you get when you mix the smell of watermelon with the smell of a sweatband? I don’t know, but we may soon find out. … Yesterday I wrote that Juan Pierre wore a blue cap under his batting helmet on Monday, rather than the red cap he wore in the field. But as pointed out in yesterday’s comments, he actually did red the red cap for his first at-bat before switching to blue. … Several readers have sent along these photos of James Worthy wearing mismatched shades of purple. … Lengthy uniform discussion on SNY during last night’s Mets/Nats game. Mostly boilerplate stuff, but at one point Ron Darling said (I’m paraphrasing here), “One year during the 1980s, for some reason our uniforms were really tight. And the most important piece of equipment in the clubhouse that season was this big garbage can, which we used to stretch out our uniforms.” … From that same game: Maybe this has been going on for a while and I just never noticed, but I was surprised to see plate ump Dan Iassogna wearing a mock turtleneck with the MLB logo on the side. Probably the most casual shirt I’ve ever seen an ump wear. … Good NBA gossip from Justin Kerr, who writes: “I was talking to a local sporting goods store manager and asking where his Sixers merchandise was. He mentioned all he had was some black road jerseys with Elton Brand on them and that he originally thought he’d have to wait until next year for them to sell given Brand’s injury. But then he said, ‘Now, that ain’t gonna happen ’cause they’re getting new uniforms. They’re ditching the black.’ Not sure if that means just the black jersey or what, but the NBAstore.com site seems to back this up to some degree. Every team’s draft cap is available for purchase — except the Philadelphia 76ers.” … The Twins insignia being installed at the team’s new stadium doesn’t quite match their current logo, suggesting that some rebranding is in the works. Further details here (with thanks to Owen Kinsky). … Gorgeous old baseball jersey available, pretty cheap, here. … Other eBay finds: a really nice full baseball uni set and an awesome police department baseball team uni.

 

173 comments to A League of Their Own

  • mrfish | May 27, 2009 at 8:02 am |

    I think Morgan should keep the high pants and look into wearing his cap differently. I can’t remember if Paul has written about how and players wear their hats but I hate the flat brimmed, off to the side, ears tucked in look that morgan had going on Monday. Maybe the red hat was just too big but it looked ridiculous. I don’t think everybody should wear their hat like I want but somethings go just don’t look good.

  • Broadway Connie | May 27, 2009 at 8:20 am |

    (1) “You know how the dolphin on the Dolphins’ logo wears a helmet? How would other NFL logo animals look if they were helmeted? Here’s how one guy envisions it (with thanks to Scott Marcusky) …”

    This why we love our UniWatch comrades. Curiosity and industriousness employed for our warped collective sense of what’s interesting.

    (2) “… The Twins insignia being installed at the team’s new stadium doesn’t quite match their current logo, suggesting that some rebranding is in the works. Further details here (with thanks to Owen Kinsky). …”

    Maybe Owen can bring us up to date on the status of the original(?) Minnesota logo of the big-guy twins, each standing on one side of the Mississippi, with their arms around each other’s shoulder? Is that ever used these days? Does anyone have a good hi-rez graphic of it?

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Picture of the French uniform with Braille.
    http://www.fff.fr/co...

  • Hawk | May 27, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    It’s old news that the Sixers are getting new uniforms next year. Back in January Lara Price, Sixers’ Vice President of Business Operations told a group of season ticket holders that they will be switching back to to the classic logo and uniforms based on the 1982-83 championship season uniforms. Nothing has been leaked as of yet but I am eagerly awaiting their release.

  • TommyD | May 27, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    not great design, but…

    http://www.phillypha...

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 8:34 am |
  • MEMAL | May 27, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    Wow, must have partied too hard watching that Pens game because I just spent five minutes trying to figure out why the Twins would change their logo to a lower case n and s.(I figured out that it’s the end of Twins.)

    I am so in love with those numbers on the Doe’s uniforms! Anyone know what style that is? I have totally agree with the player’s comments about the logo and how they can be offended by it…but I am so in love with that logo! It’s too damn cute not to like! It even has a tequila sunrise effect going on in her hairdo! I have to shallowly admit that if a WNBA team had a similarly sexy logo than I would probably follow that team, because if those Does were around they would be my favorite team.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    Michael Irvin pic:

    http://static.nfl.co...

    Interesting how all of the players are wearing Reebok unis and Reebok gloves minus the player to the right of Irvin. He is wearing unbranded Cutters gloves.

    As for the pics of the umpire:

    http://farm4.static....

    I noticed that last night too, mainly because he was very demonstrative…he also snuck into view when in the 9th inning, Omir Santos got knocked by a foul ball and he checked on him.

    The NYSBUA has very strict uniform guidelines that I must abide by.

    For example, in the case of cold weather, I may wear my pullover jacket without the embroidered golf shirt underneath, as long as the base layer is red.

    If I choose to wear the long sleeve golf shirt, I MUST wear the pullover.

    In warm weather rec league ball, I may wear the baby blue embroidered golf shirt, but the base layer MUST be navy blue.

    ETC, ETC. Needless to say, it looks as if I have been living out of my car for the past six weeks.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    [quote comment="331204"]Michael Irvin pic:

    http://static.nfl.co...

    Interesting how all of the players are wearing Reebok unis and Reebok gloves minus the player to the right of Irvin. He is wearing unbranded Cutters gloves.

    As for the pics of the umpire:

    http://farm4.static....

    I noticed that last night too, mainly because he was very demonstrative…he also snuck into view when in the 9th inning, Omir Santos got knocked by a foul ball and he checked on him.

    The NYSBUA has very strict uniform guidelines that I must abide by.

    For example, in the case of cold weather, I may wear my pullover jacket without the embroidered golf shirt underneath, as long as the base layer is red.

    If I choose to wear the long sleeve golf shirt, I MUST wear the pullover.

    In warm weather rec league ball, I may wear the baby blue embroidered golf shirt, but the base layer MUST be navy blue.

    ETC, ETC. Needless to say, it looks as if I have been living out of my car for the past six weeks.[/quote]

    I neglected to state my main point: Similar to the above mentioned NYSBUA guidelines, I would assume that if a MLB plate umpire chooses to wear the blazer, then a mock turtleneck base layer is allowed, although I would much prefer to see umpires still dressed like this:

    http://www.globalgal...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    is nike gonna have to come up with new puppets?

    like superman & melo?

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    Wow. A Chicago Hustle sighting on Uni Watch. They actually got a lot of coverage in the local media — a hell of a lot more than the Sky have gotten so far.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Now I’m not one to call attention to my own ticker submissions, but how adorable is this picture? Green & gold for the TMBG team — coincidence?

  • SpfldNate | May 27, 2009 at 8:59 am |

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

    Pretty awesome video of a UConn vs. USF baseball game during the Big East Tournament. It’s part of a rain delay…there’s one UConn player with KILLER stirrups.

  • Bernard | May 27, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    This is how I’ve always envisioned other NFL logo animals if they were helmeted:

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

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment="331206"]is nike gonna have to come up with new puppets?

    like superman & melo?[/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing…Rashard Lewis and K-Mart…Superman is with the 3 stripes and Melo is JB.

    Phil Knight or David Stern…who is losing more sleep?

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    re: Helmeted NFL animal logos.

    Actually, the Ravens looks better. LOL

    (Still partial to the original winged shield. More evocative of Poe. Current logo looks like the crow in SECRET OF NIMH (“Oooo, a SPARKLY!” “Awwww, the turkey fah DOWN.”)

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment="331207"]Wow. A Chicago Hustle sighting on Uni Watch. They actually got a lot of coverage in the local media — a hell of a lot more than the Sky have gotten so far.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Now I’m not one to call attention to my own ticker submissions, but how adorable is this picture? Green & gold for the TMBG team — coincidence?[/quote]

    They could be called the Particle Men.

    If there was a little league team in Istanbul/Constantinople, they should automatically be sponsored by TMBG.

  • Michael Lewis | May 27, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Nyjer was back to stirrups last night against the Cubbies. So all is right with the world.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment="331207"]how adorable is this picture?[/quote]

    i don’t know

    can you repeat the question?

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment="331214"][quote comment="331207"]how adorable is this picture?[/quote]

    i don’t know

    can you repeat the question?[/quote]

    What is it they say about people who answer a question with a question?

    ;)

    —Ricko

  • Glen H | May 27, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    this is easily my favorite NBA team logo

    http://nba.imageg.ne...

    Its simple and fun. I think growing up in the Midwest and watching Jordan and Pippen might have something to do with it.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment="331210"][quote comment="331206"]is nike gonna have to come up with new puppets?

    like superman & melo?[/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing…Rashard Lewis and K-Mart…Superman is with the 3 stripes and Melo is JB.

    Phil Knight or David Stern…who is losing more sleep?[/quote]

    Those are, without a doubt my favorite commercials.

    Supposedly there is a fourth:

    1. Lebron Chalk
    2. Kobe Missing Rings
    3. Kobe Unstoppable
    4. One on One…Ms. Davis

    To digress a bit back towards the Umpire gear:

    I have always been interested in what they wear but now since I am an umpire, I am really into it.

    Little things like their uniform numbers are a great touch.

    Think about this too…one of their own designed their gear:

    http://www.majorleag...

    I wear that and you could get smashed in the shins and chest with wiffle ball bats swung by seven year olds and not feel a thing.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    Speaking of DIY projects (we were???), and speaking figuratively, Powers was about as prolific as a bunny rabbit there for awhile.

    Lately, nothing.

    Run out of x-acto blades, did we?

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment="331215"][quote comment="331214"][quote comment="331207"]how adorable is this picture?[/quote]

    i don’t know

    can you repeat the question?[/quote]

    What is it they say about people who answer a question with a question?

    ;)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    “That’s nobody’s business but the Turks”

    http://www.lyricsdep...

  • Greg | May 27, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment="331206"]is nike gonna have to come up with new puppets?

    like superman & melo?[/quote]

    Birdman vs. Superman, the rest writes it’s self

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment="331218"]Speaking of DIY projects (we were???), and speaking figuratively, Powers was about as prolific as a bunny rabbit there for awhile.

    Lately, nothing.

    Run out of x-acto blades, did we?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Been crazy busy umpiring and caddying.

    Finishing the LeMaster as well as designing a new batch of college tees based on the Nike Lax template seen this weekend:

    http://photos.syracu...

    http://photos.syracu...

  • Beardface | May 27, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment="331212"][quote comment="331207"]Wow. A Chicago Hustle sighting on Uni Watch. They actually got a lot of coverage in the local media — a hell of a lot more than the Sky have gotten so far.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Now I’m not one to call attention to my own ticker submissions, but how adorable is this picture? Green & gold for the TMBG team — coincidence?[/quote]

    They could be called the Particle Men.

    If there was a little league team in Istanbul/Constantinople, they should automatically be sponsored by TMBG.[/quote]
    Did you know, even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it, I can’t say. I guess people just liked it better that way.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 27, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Those Lebron & Kobe commercials are GENIUS!!! Too bad we won’t get another round. Maybe we’ll get a “Loser” edition with both guys watching the Finals at home.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    “Whoa, look at the S’s on those guys.”
    (so say Syracuse coeds, I imagine).

    http://photos.syracu...

  • Dom | May 27, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    Not sure if this was mentioned yet, but the Nationals had a new spelling error on Memorial Day. They spelled Teddy Roosevelt’s name wrong on the bobble head they were giving away.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • James Craven | May 27, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment="331224"]“Those Lebron & Kobe commercials are GENIUS!!! Too bad we won’t get another round. Maybe we’ll get a ‘Loser’ edition with both guys watching the Finals at home.”[/quote]

    Please don’t count your chickens with the Lakers until they’ve been hatched, my friend. The Cavs? They’re now on full 9-1-1 choke alert.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    A while back we discussed who was getting new softball unis this year. And many mentioned that stirrups would be part of their personal spin n those unis.

    No photos yet? C’mon, people.

    (Stirrups forgive any “look at me” taint, btw. At least in my book).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment="331226"]Not sure if this was mentioned yet, but the Nationals had a new spelling error on Memorial Day. They spelled Teddy Roosevelt’s name wrong on the bobble head they were giving away.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Evidently, the Natinals slipped through the cracks in the “No Franchise Left Behind” guidelines.

  • James Craven | May 27, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment="331226"]“Not sure if this was mentioned yet, but the Nationals had a new spelling error on Memorial Day. They spelled Teddy Roosevelt’s name wrong on the bobble head they were giving away.”

    http://sportsillustr...

    I think we went through it in the ticker this past weekend IIRC.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    New photo source…

    In an effort to improve service and communication to key audiences, US PRESSWIRE launched their new website http://www.uspresswi... today.

    “Today’s new website provides a clean, modernized user experience and will help advance our position within the industry. US PRESSWIRE is dedicated to the highest quality imagery, exceptional customer service, creative choice and comprehensive daily coverage for our clients. Clients can expect flexible licensing models and a work flow platform that is easy to use,” said President Bruce Odle.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment="331215"]What is it they say about people who answer a question with a question?[/quote]
    i don’t know

    can you repeat the question?

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment="331220"][quote comment="331206"]is nike gonna have to come up with new puppets?

    like superman & melo?[/quote]

    Birdman vs. Superman, the rest writes it’s self[/quote]
    Birdman vs. Superman?

    I’m not feeling it.

  • Bourbon Soaked Idiot | May 27, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment="331200"]It’s old news that the Sixers are getting new uniforms next year. Back in January Lara Price, Sixers’ Vice President of Business Operations told a group of season ticket holders that they will be switching back to to the classic logo and uniforms based on the 1982-83 championship season uniforms. Nothing has been leaked as of yet but I am eagerly awaiting their release.[/quote]

    [quote comment=\"331200\"]It\’s old news that the Sixers are getting new uniforms next year. Back in January Lara Price, Sixers\’ Vice President of Business Operations told a group of season ticket holders that they will be switching back to to the classic logo and uniforms based on the 1982-83 championship season uniforms. Nothing has been leaked as of yet but I am eagerly awaiting their release.[/quote]

    I wonder if the Jazz are going back to the old look. They used the old music note J as their logo, although in a different color scheme.

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment="331231"]New photo source…

    In an effort to improve service and communication to key audiences, US PRESSWIRE launched their new website http://www.uspresswi...

    today.

    “Today’s new website provides a clean, modernized user experience and will help advance our position within the industry. US PRESSWIRE is dedicated to the highest quality imagery, exceptional customer service, creative choice and comprehensive daily coverage for our clients. Clients can expect flexible licensing models and a work flow platform that is easy to use,” said President Bruce Odle.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Check out the Vlad Guerrero photos in the Angels-White Sox set.

    Knock-knock.
    VLAD: Who’s there?
    Emerson.
    VLAD: “Emerson” who?
    Emerson some ugly adidas cleats you’re wearing.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    “Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?

  • Scott | May 27, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Re: Twins new wordmark…is it a trick of the lighting (or the signage), or does there appear to be a secondary color (gold?) between the red letter and white trim?

    Looking at it again, perhaps this area of the signage will be lit up, and whatever lighting is in there is making it look off-white.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment="331236"]“Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?[/quote]
    Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment="331238"]
    Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    That could also be true, but honouring your heritage is a no-no in most sports when it comes to uniform modification.

    Perhaps Mullen broke rank?

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment="331238"][quote comment="331236"]“Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?[/quote]
    Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    Potato Famine Awareness Night.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment="331236"]“Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?[/quote]

    that looks like the game joey scored his 500th! he was definitely wearing that style jersey. he wore that shamrock for quite a few games and may have even handed a few out to some teammates. wish i had pictures or screenshots to prove that…

  • Luke | May 27, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment="331238"][quote comment="331236"]“Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?[/quote]
    Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    I searched through all my Penguin Joe Mullen cards (about 30 cards) and no sign of a shamrock. There weren’t any good shots of the back of his head (that would make for a shitty card), but a few had partial shots and non showed the shamrock.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment="331238"]Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    or that his idol was jim craig?

    (actually, i don’t know that…but there are clues)

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment="331243"][quote comment="331238"]Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    or that his idol was jim craig?

    (actually, i don’t know that…but there are clues)[/quote]
    Any chance that game was on/around St. Paddy’s Day?

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment="331244"][quote comment="331243"][quote comment="331238"]Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    or that his idol was jim craig?

    (actually, i don’t know that…but there are clues)[/quote]
    Any chance that game was on/around St. Paddy’s Day?[/quote]
    Oops, I didn’t see Ryan’s comment where he said the shamrock was worn for quite a few games and possibly by other players as well. (How the hell did I miss that one?)

  • Steve | May 27, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    RE: The new Twins logo. Can anyone in downtown Minneapolis try to sneak over to the ballpark this afternoon and try to get a picture of it? They only had the “ns” as of yesterday, but maybe they’ll have more (or all) of it up this afternoon.

    Count me amongst the disappointed who wanted them to go back to their beautiful 60s/70s era unis. Or at least an update of THAT, instead of an update of this ’85 version.

    For the guy wondering about the current Twins logo: It’s basically just that wordmark over a baseball. The hat insignia is the “TC” (for “Twin Cities,” if I had a nickel for everytime an out of towner asked me that), and the Two-Guys-Shaking-Hands logo is still used A LITTLE BIT, only on the occasional piece of merchandise, and maybe some random jacket sleeve patches. Mostly it’s a throwback thing.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment="331244"][quote comment="331243"][quote comment="331238"]Or it might just have something to do with the fact that he’s Irish.[/quote]

    or that his idol was jim craig?

    (actually, i don’t know that…but there are clues)[/quote]
    Any chance that game was on/around St. Paddy’s Day?[/quote]

    We may have a winner. Joe Mullen scored his 500th career goal on March 14, 1997 with the Penguins, becoming the first American-born player to reach that accolade.

  • chance michaels | May 27, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment="331209"]This is how I’ve always envisioned other NFL logo animals if they were helmeted:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    [quote comment="331207"] but how adorable is this picture?[/quote]

    Funny, I always picture them more like this.

    And I agree – some of those helmeted logos are improvements over the originals.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    So are we guessing the year on the jigsaw puzzle?

    I’m saying 1995.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment="331246"]RE: The new Twins logo. Can anyone in downtown Minneapolis try to sneak over to the ballpark this afternoon and try to get a picture of it? They only had the “ns” as of yesterday, but maybe they’ll have more (or all) of it up this afternoon.

    Count me amongst the disappointed who wanted them to go back to their beautiful 60s/70s era unis. Or at least an update of THAT, instead of an update of this ’85 version.

    For the guy wondering about the current Twins logo: It’s basically just that wordmark over a baseball. The hat insignia is the “TC” (for “Twin Cities,” if I had a nickel for everytime an out of towner asked me that), and the Two-Guys-Shaking-Hands logo is still used A LITTLE BIT, only on the occasional piece of merchandise, and maybe some random jacket sleeve patches. Mostly it’s a throwback thing.[/quote]

    I agree:

    http://exhibits.base...

    Question: Is the w in Twins, simply the M logo turned upside down?

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment="331249"]So are we guessing the year on the jigsaw puzzle?

    I’m saying 1995.[/quote]

    Based on the Riddell facemasks on the Riddell VSR-4 helmets, it could be from as early as 1994.

    That year, Riddell started making those masks with the Z-Bar on the side.

  • db | May 27, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment="331197"]I think Morgan should keep the high pants and look into wearing his cap differently. I can’t remember if Paul has written about how and players wear their hats but I hate the flat brimmed, off to the side, ears tucked in look that morgan had going on Monday. Maybe the red hat was just too big but it looked ridiculous. I don’t think everybody should wear their hat like I want but somethings go just don’t look good.[/quote]
    I think a lot of that problem is the 59 fifty. If your head isn’t shaped right the damn thing looks stupid no matter how you wear it- even if it is supposedly the right size. It usually takes me hours to manipulate a 59 fifty before it fits my potato-shaped head the right way. Removing that useless liner in the front takes up the most time, I doubt many major leaguers take the time to do that. Maybe he just has a lumpy head and that is the way it is most comfortable…

  • Steve | May 27, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    “Question: Is the w in Twins, simply the M logo turned upside down?”

    Not quite, but close to it. I’ve thought about that before.

    One silly/cool thing about this current logo, though (which they seem to be keeping in the updated version), is that the underline calls out the word “WIN” within “tWINs”. A lot of people never really notice that, but I actually like it quite a bit.

  • John T | May 27, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    what the …..

    http://homerderby.co...

    scratch and sniff hats, surely a joke

    sadly…

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

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    Check this out…Eastbay is selling the Team Exclusive Receiver gloves that were worn in the bowl games last year:

    http://www.eastbay.c...

    http://a712.g.akamai...

    And Schutt has gotten into the game:

    http://a712.g.akamai...

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment="331251"][quote comment="331249"]So are we guessing the year on the jigsaw puzzle?

    I’m saying 1995.[/quote]

    Based on the Riddell facemasks on the Riddell VSR-4 helmets, it could be from as early as 1994.

    That year, Riddell started making those masks with the Z-Bar on the side.[/quote]
    Yeah, the Z-Bar. That’s totally how I came to my conclusion. Well, that and the gray facemask for the 49ers as well as the inclusion of the Jags & Panthers.

    Oh, and the copyright date in the lower right corner.

  • Lwiedy | May 27, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    Giants logo gets a ‘Bavarian’ treatment:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    apologies if this has been mentioned before but…

    that didn’t take long

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    The M for the Twins is not the same. It has rounded arches, the the bottom of the W is straight.

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

    The main difference that I can see from the shot is that the serifs on the s will be curved as opposed to a straight corner. The n’s serif is smaller. Also, the script may be titled to completely horizontal as opposed to an angle. Which it is at present. This way everything from the uniform to stationary will be the same.

  • Lwiedy | May 27, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    “hey Vida, got a match?” or “Vida, where’s your bicentennial patch?”
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Kek | May 27, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment="331241"][quote comment="331236"]“Hey, Teebz, how long did he wear this for?”

    Great question, and a helmet modification I was not aware that Mullen wore. I didn’t get many Penguins games on TV back in the day when Mullen played, and there are few (if any) pics on the Internet of the back right of his helmet with the Blues, Flames, Bruins, or Penguins.

    I’m switching to manual research mode, and I’ll let you know. He did attend Boston College, and was born in NY’s Hell’s Kitchen, so maybe that has something to do with it?[/quote]

    that looks like the game joey scored his 500th! he was definitely wearing that style jersey. he wore that shamrock for quite a few games and may have even handed a few out to some teammates. wish i had pictures or screenshots to prove that…[/quote]
    That is exactly what it is Ryan. It was near the end of the segment and it was stated as such.

    This could be another groundlevel research project. RyCo, do you or any other burgh area UWers know the origin/composer, etc of what is generally thought of as “the Penguins’ theme song”? http://psamp.com/200...

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    Tilted not titled, damn word spelling without spell check. Wait, they’re both legal words, oh crap.

  • Dave H | May 27, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    The Detroit Shock are apparently making players earn their NOB. They are playing their first home preseason game today, and the only players with their names are the ones from last season’s championship team.

    Even Kristen Rasmussen, a 9-year veteran, is NNOB.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment="331262"]Tilted not titled, damn word spelling without spell check. Wait, they’re both legal words, oh crap.[/quote]
    I’ll refrain from pointing out that you had a stationary/stationery mix-up as well.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    Wait. What’s the opposite of “refrain from”?

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment="331261"]RyCo, do you or any other burgh area UWers know the origin/composer, etc of what is generally thought of as “the Penguins’ theme song”?[/quote]

    It’s called “Club Foot” by Kasabian. Solid English band, by the way.

  • TMD | May 27, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    This article really gets you to think about how women’s sports have at times been not so much about equality, but instead, about sex. Even in our age of Title IX, I still think that women’s lacrosse is the biggest culprit.

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

    That one picture shows you shirts that are far too tight (Penn) and short skirts (Cornell). Trust me, as a former lacrosse player myself, there is nothing that would be athletically useful about either of those uniforms.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment="331259"]The M for the Twins is not the same. It has rounded arches, the the bottom of the W is straight.

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

    The main difference that I can see from the shot is that the serifs on the s will be curved as opposed to a straight corner. The n’s serif is smaller. Also, the script may be titled to completely horizontal as opposed to an angle. Which it is at present. This way everything from the uniform to stationary will be the same.[/quote]

    great call jeremy…

    if you look at the “Twins” logo, the “M” logo and take out the “w” from Twins and flip it…it’s not even close

    check it out

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment="331267"]This article really gets you to think about how women’s sports have at times been not so much about equality, but instead, about sex. Even in our age of Title IX, I still think that women’s lacrosse is the biggest culprit.

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

    That one picture shows you shirts that are far too tight (Penn) and short skirts (Cornell). Trust me, as a former lacrosse player myself, there is nothing that would be athletically useful about either of those uniforms.[/quote]

    What about volleyball?…What those girls are made to wear is ridiculous.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment="331256"][quote comment="331251"][quote comment="331249"]So are we guessing the year on the jigsaw puzzle?

    I’m saying 1995.[/quote]

    Based on the Riddell facemasks on the Riddell VSR-4 helmets, it could be from as early as 1994.

    That year, Riddell started making those masks with the Z-Bar on the side.[/quote]
    Yeah, the Z-Bar. That’s totally how I came to my conclusion. Well, that and the gray facemask for the 49ers as well as the inclusion of the Jags & Panthers.

    Oh, and the copyright date in the lower right corner.[/quote]

    Don’t be a wise-ass, or I will place a curse on you and your Chicago Cubs…one including season tickets and one Ronnie Woo Woo.

  • Valjean | May 27, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment="331198"](1) “You know how the dolphin on the Dolphins’ logo wears a helmet? How would other NFL logo animals look if they were helmeted? Here’s how one guy envisions it (with thanks to Scott Marcusky) …”

    This why we love our UniWatch comrades. Curiosity and industriousness employed for our warped collective sense of what’s interesting.

    (2) “… The Twins insignia being installed at the team’s new stadium doesn’t quite match their current logo, suggesting that some rebranding is in the works. Further details here (with thanks to Owen Kinsky). …”

    Maybe Owen can bring us up to date on the status of the original(?) Minnesota logo of the big-guy twins, each standing on one side of the Mississippi, with their arms around each other’s shoulder? Is that ever used these days? Does anyone have a good hi-rez graphic of it?[/quote]

    Creamer has some good examples here. Nothing high-res, but several variations that I (at least) didn’t know.

    And looks like “Minneapolis” only has *his* arm around “St. Paul’s” shoulder, though. (Pretty hard to do that mutually *and* shake hands.)

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment="331270"]
    What about volleyball?…What those girls are made to wear is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Not to re-build the sexist walls of 1940, but have you watched a game of women’s volleyball?

    The athletes are outstanding, and they really play a much better team game than the men do, but North American society demands two things: sex and violence.

    The men’s game brings violence in spades with monsterous killshots, but the women’s game can’t duplicate that. So they sell the game via tight clothes AND the occasional violent killshot.

    I coached women’s volleyball for a long time when I was in university as well. The uniforms they wear aren’t the greatest, but they like them better than baggy uniforms because they have better range of motion without getting caught up in the bagginess.

    I’m not saying it’s right, but if the players prefer the clothing, who are we to judge?

  • Kek | May 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment="331266"][quote comment="331261"]RyCo, do you or any other burgh area UWers know the origin/composer, etc of what is generally thought of as “the Penguins’ theme song”?[/quote]

    It’s called “Club Foot” by Kasabian. Solid English band, by the way.[/quote]
    I don’t think that’s what I’m thinking of. It’s the cheesy trumpet-heavy song, no words. I’ve seen it referred to as “Boys of Winter” in a google search but I don’t put a lot of stock in things like yahoo answers.

  • anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment="331271"]Don’t be a wise-ass, or I will place a curse on you and your Chicago Cubs…one including season tickets and one Ronnie Woo Woo.[/quote]
    The Cubs are already cursed with Ronnie (both Woo Woo and Santo).

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    NHL to increase net size.

    http://www.theonion....

    It’s football and basketball without the ice.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment="331274"][quote comment="331266"][quote comment="331261"]RyCo, do you or any other burgh area UWers know the origin/composer, etc of what is generally thought of as “the Penguins’ theme song”?[/quote]

    It’s called “Club Foot” by Kasabian. Solid English band, by the way.[/quote]
    I don’t think that’s what I’m thinking of. It’s the cheesy trumpet-heavy song, no words. I’ve seen it referred to as “Boys of Winter” in a google search but I don’t put a lot of stock in things like yahoo answers.[/quote]

    Oh… gotcha. I’ll hunt for that one too.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment="331275"][quote comment="331271"]Don’t be a wise-ass, or I will place a curse on you and your Chicago Cubs…one including season tickets and one Ronnie Woo Woo.[/quote]
    The Cubs are already cursed with Ronnie (both Woo Woo and Santo).[/quote]
    If Matt’s saying that this curse involves ANOTHER Ronnie Woo Woo, then I promise I’ll be on my best behavior.

    Anything but that.

  • anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment="331276"]NHL to increase net size.

    http://www.theonion....
    [/quote]

    I didn’t even get five seconds into that video before I clicked on this one:

    http://www.theonion....

    Yankees building a weekend stadium in the Hamptons. :-)

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment="331273"][quote comment="331270"]
    What about volleyball?…What those girls are made to wear is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Not to re-build the sexist walls of 1940, but have you watched a game of women’s volleyball?

    The athletes are outstanding, and they really play a much better team game than the men do, but North American society demands two things: sex and violence.

    The men’s game brings violence in spades with monsterous killshots, but the women’s game can’t duplicate that. So they sell the game via tight clothes AND the occasional violent killshot.

    I coached women’s volleyball for a long time when I was in university as well. The uniforms they wear aren’t the greatest, but they like them better than baggy uniforms because they have better range of motion without getting caught up in the bagginess.

    I’m not saying it’s right, but if the players prefer the clothing, who are we to judge?[/quote]

    Not to mention THESE skimpy unis.
    Poor devils, forced to wear such things.
    http://i.cdn.turner....

    (Times sure change, huh).

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    Don’t go[quote comment="331278"]If Matt’s saying that this curse involves ANOTHER Ronnie Woo Woo, then I promise I’ll be on my best behavior.[/quote]Don’t go to Yak-zees before the game in that case. :-)

    BTW, I must have missed the first go-round on the Little League pics: what’s the logo or cartoon on the shirts in today’s shot? (Feelin’ my age by posting this.)

  • Ricko | May 27, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment="331278"][quote comment="331275"][quote comment="331271"]Don’t be a wise-ass, or I will place a curse on you and your Chicago Cubs…one including season tickets and one Ronnie Woo Woo.[/quote]
    The Cubs are already cursed with Ronnie (both Woo Woo and Santo).[/quote]
    If Matt’s saying that this curse involves ANOTHER Ronnie Woo Woo, then I promise I’ll be on my best behavior.

    Anything but that.[/quote]

    That curse ought to include the Cubs deciding to wear their red Stars & Stripes hats EVERY GAME.

    That’d keep you on your best behavior, too, I’ll bet.

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    Women’s volleyball comment.

    I have to agree with Teebz, that I prefer the form fitting uniforms.

    You can look at my photostream in flickr to see the change over time.

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

    Now, if you go to pro beach volleyball, a woman who has any doubts about their body in my opinion would feel uncomfortable with so little clothing, two top bikinis. At least in the indoor game, you have more clothing on.

  • anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment="331282"]That curse ought to include the Cubs deciding to wear their red Stars & Stripes hats EVERY GAME.[/quote]That would be one Whopper of a curse. :-)

  • Jeff | May 27, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    FYI, 2nd-to-last Ticker item … “Gorgeous old baseball jersey available, pretty cheap, here.” … This likely is from a Wisconsin team. Sauk-Prairie has long been the name of teams from the twin cities of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment="331280"][quote comment="331273"][quote comment="331270"]
    What about volleyball?…What those girls are made to wear is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Not to re-build the sexist walls of 1940, but have you watched a game of women’s volleyball?

    The athletes are outstanding, and they really play a much better team game than the men do, but North American society demands two things: sex and violence.

    The men’s game brings violence in spades with monsterous killshots, but the women’s game can’t duplicate that. So they sell the game via tight clothes AND the occasional violent killshot.

    I coached women’s volleyball for a long time when I was in university as well. The uniforms they wear aren’t the greatest, but they like them better than baggy uniforms because they have better range of motion without getting caught up in the bagginess.

    I’m not saying it’s right, but if the players prefer the clothing, who are we to judge?[/quote]

    Not to mention THESE skimpy unis.
    Poor devils, forced to wear such things.
    http://i.cdn.turner....

    (Times sure change, huh).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The worst injustice was making them wear those homo-erotic unis.

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment="331281"]BTW, I must have missed the first go-round on the Little League pics: what’s the logo or cartoon on the shirts in today’s shot? (Feelin’ my age by posting this.)[/quote]
    It’s this.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment="331283"]Women’s volleyball comment.

    I have to agree with Teebz, that I prefer the form fitting uniforms.

    You can look at my photostream in flickr to see the change over time.

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

    Now, if you go to pro beach volleyball, a woman who has any doubts about their body in my opinion would feel uncomfortable with so little clothing, two top bikinis. At least in the indoor game, you have more clothing on.[/quote]

    Worse than the outfits are the creepy pervs that they attract:

    http://www.churbuck....

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment="331287"][quote comment="331281"]BTW, I must have missed the first go-round on the Little League pics: what’s the logo or cartoon on the shirts in today’s shot? (Feelin’ my age by posting this.)[/quote]
    It’s this.[/quote]
    Or, more precisely, this.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment="331288"][quote comment="331283"]Women’s volleyball comment.

    I have to agree with Teebz, that I prefer the form fitting uniforms.

    You can look at my photostream in flickr to see the change over time.

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

    Now, if you go to pro beach volleyball, a woman who has any doubts about their body in my opinion would feel uncomfortable with so little clothing, two top bikinis. At least in the indoor game, you have more clothing on.[/quote]

    Worse than the outfits are the creepy pervs that they attract:

    http://www.churbuck....

    LMAO… solid work, Matt. Cracked me up in the middle of the office.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment="331252"][quote comment="331197"]I think Morgan should keep the high pants and look into wearing his cap differently. I can’t remember if Paul has written about how and players wear their hats but I hate the flat brimmed, off to the side, ears tucked in look that morgan had going on Monday. Maybe the red hat was just too big but it looked ridiculous. I don’t think everybody should wear their hat like I want but somethings go just don’t look good.[/quote]
    I think a lot of that problem is the 59 fifty. If your head isn’t shaped right the damn thing looks stupid no matter how you wear it- even if it is supposedly the right size. It usually takes me hours to manipulate a 59 fifty before it fits my potato-shaped head the right way. Removing that useless liner in the front takes up the most time, I doubt many major leaguers take the time to do that. Maybe he just has a lumpy head and that is the way it is most comfortable…[/quote]

    Nyjer Morgan is wearing is cap like that because it’s the “cool” thing to do. A lot of young guys rock their caps like that. For Morgan maybe it’s also for comfort reasons too.

    I personally like my cap off to the side a little and I like the brim to be bent a tad. I don’t like to curve them till they look like an upside down “U”. But that’s just me.

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    Kek, it is a song called “Boys of Winter”.

    Full song is here.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    “Sir, you mustn’t make physical contact, engage or ogle the contestants, in any way shape or form, at least until major athletic operations are considered over.”

    http://nimg.sulekha....

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    Can this be considered uni-news?

    http://www.optimum.n...

  • Kek | May 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment="331292"]Kek, it is a song called “Boys of Winter”.

    Full song is here.[/quote]
    Thanks, Teebz, but judging from that URL, I’ll prolly be blocked from that site here at work. Can you tell me, does it give year of origin and who wrote it? I’m curious if this was a piece of music especially penned for the Pens or if it was just dumb luck, sort of like the “Brass Bonanza” story in Hartford.

  • Broadway Connie | May 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment="331272"][quote comment="331198"](1) “You know how the dolphin on the Dolphins’ logo wears a helmet? How would other NFL logo animals look if they were helmeted? Here’s how one guy envisions it (with thanks to Scott Marcusky) …”

    This why we love our UniWatch comrades. Curiosity and industriousness employed for our warped collective sense of what’s interesting.

    (2) “… The Twins insignia being installed at the team’s new stadium doesn’t quite match their current logo, suggesting that some rebranding is in the works. Further details here (with thanks to Owen Kinsky). …”

    Maybe Owen can bring us up to date on the status of the original(?) Minnesota logo of the big-guy twins, each standing on one side of the Mississippi, with their arms around each other’s shoulder? Is that ever used these days? Does anyone have a good hi-rez graphic of it?[/quote]

    Creamer has some good examples here. Nothing high-res, but several variations that I (at least) didn’t know.

    And looks like “Minneapolis” only has *his* arm around “St. Paul’s” shoulder, though. (Pretty hard to do that mutually *and* shake hands.)[/quote]

    By golly, you’re right. I like that 2002 version.

  • TMD | May 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment="331290"][quote comment="331288"][quote comment="331283"]Women’s volleyball comment.

    I have to agree with Teebz, that I prefer the form fitting uniforms.

    You can look at my photostream in flickr to see the change over time.

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

    Now, if you go to pro beach volleyball, a woman who has any doubts about their body in my opinion would feel uncomfortable with so little clothing, two top bikinis. At least in the indoor game, you have more clothing on.[/quote]

    Worse than the outfits are the creepy pervs that they attract:

    http://www.churbuck....

    LMAO… solid work, Matt. Cracked me up in the middle of the office.[/quote]

    Beach volleyball might be the worst offender. As for regular, indoor volleyball, from the people I’ve talked to, Teebz is right. Women who play volleyball, prefer the uniforms because they’re easier to move in. The same goes for swimming and gymnastics.

    Going way back to Paul’s original post, I guess it’s at least good that the WBL didn’t have to wear leotards.

  • DaveMac | May 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    I saw this on the chat:

    Matt, mke: Won’t the Bucaneers be wearing a throwback of the orange unis this season?

    Paul Lukas: (1:13 PM ET ) No.

    Anyone know what the deal is? I thought the Bucs WERE going to wear orange uniforms for one game this season? Was this cancelled or did Paul speak out of turn?

  • leon | May 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    you forgot this twhttp://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=992ins logo

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment="331299"]I saw this on the chat:

    Matt, mke: Won’t the Bucaneers be wearing a throwback of the orange unis this season?

    Paul Lukas: (1:13 PM ET ) No.

    Anyone know what the deal is? I thought the Bucs WERE going to wear orange uniforms for one game this season? Was this cancelled or did Paul speak out of turn?[/quote]

    not sure what the dealio is

    pretty sure the creamsickle uni is a go, unless he means no orange jersey (but creamsickle pants)

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment="331295"]Can this be considered uni-news?

    http://www.optimum.n...

    http://www.policelin...

  • Traxel | May 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?

  • Peter | May 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    HTHey are wearing them against the Packers

    http://www.bucnews.c...

  • Paul Lukas | May 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment="331301"][quote comment="331299"]I saw this on the chat:

    Matt, mke: Won’t the Bucaneers be wearing a throwback of the orange unis this season?

    Paul Lukas: (1:13 PM ET ) No.

    Anyone know what the deal is? I thought the Bucs WERE going to wear orange uniforms for one game this season? Was this cancelled or did Paul speak out of turn?[/quote]

    not sure what the dealio is

    pretty sure the creamsickle uni is a go, unless he means no orange jersey (but creamsickle pants)[/quote]

    My bad. I forgot about that. Still seems odd to me, what with all the AFL stuff, but hey, it’s on the internet, must be true!

  • James Craven | May 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment="331276"]“NHL to increase net size.”

    http://www.theonion....

    [/quote]

    Didn’t the Sabres use that as an April Fools joke a few years ago?

  • Michael Emody | May 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Re: WBL. I see that there was a team called The California Dreamers, and I assume they played their one season in the LA area. Then, in 1980, they move to Nebraska, where they win the championship. Does this seem like a perfect story line for a movie?

  • Squiddie | May 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.

  • LarryB | May 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    Late last night I caught the last part of “The Babe” They had the part where Babe Ruth hit 3 HRs at Forbes Field. The Braves uni looked good and the Pirates were accurate too. Does anybody know if the other scenes were accurate uni wise?

    Gee that John Goodman was so athletic. Also the Forbes Field looked ok from one shot. But the right field roof and so on was not. Ruth was supposed to have hit one over the right field roof correct?

  • Jason L | May 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment="331200"]It’s old news that the Sixers are getting new uniforms next year. Back in January Lara Price, Sixers’ Vice President of Business Operations told a group of season ticket holders that they will be switching back to to the classic logo and uniforms based on the 1982-83 championship season uniforms. Nothing has been leaked as of yet but I am eagerly awaiting their release.[/quote]

    If you look at the Sixers homepage, they use the “throwback” logo exclusively. The only time the show the “current” official logo is when you go to the merchandise page.

    On another note, I am listening to Sports Talk Radio here in Philly and the host just read what seemed like a press release from the Sixers saying that they are going back to the classic logo and uniforms based on the 1982-83 championship season uniforms.

    And if it was said on the radio then you know that its true.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    Those poor co-eds have no idea, do they?

  • don d. | May 27, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    Why stop at animals, I wanna see all mascots in helmets, maybe the Raiders without a helmet.

  • Chris in DC | May 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment="331296"][quote comment="331292"]Kek, it is a song called “Boys of Winter”.

    Full song is here.[/quote]
    Thanks, Teebz, but judging from that URL, I’ll prolly be blocked from that site here at work. Can you tell me, does it give year of origin and who wrote it? I’m curious if this was a piece of music especially penned for the Pens or if it was just dumb luck, sort of like the “Brass Bonanza” story in Hartford.[/quote]

    Kek,
    As much as I loathe the Pens, I do like their theme song a lot. YouTube has the whole thing as well and most workplaces do not block it: http://www.youtube.c...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    and the chick to his right is cheatin’

    (first of 10K?)

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment="331311"][quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    Those poor co-eds have no idea, do they?[/quote]

    Another great pic of him, and two “other” guys:

    http://abritishman.f...

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment="331315"][quote comment="331311"][quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    Those poor co-eds have no idea, do they?[/quote]

    Another great pic of him, and two “other” guys:

    http://abritishman.f...

    he was right to back muhammad ali, but it caused him major enmity in many areas of this nation.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment="331314"][quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    and the chick to his right is cheatin’

    (first of 10K?)[/quote]

    It was supposedly 20K, and she wasn’t exactly cheating, she had misheard the rumor that Squiddie had started in post #110.

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    All kidding aside, the LIFE archive is literally a treasure trove of great images.

    Besides the obvious punchlines, look at Wilt,when student-athlete wasn’t an oxymoron.

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

  • JTH | May 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment="331317"][quote comment="331314"][quote comment="331308"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    and the chick to his right is cheatin’

    (first of 10K?)[/quote]

    It was supposedly 20K, and she wasn’t exactly cheating, she had misheard the rumor that Squiddie had started in post #110.[/quote]
    I think he meant “one of the first 10K”.

  • LI Phil | May 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    hoop was merely a chess match

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment="331320"]hoop was merely a chess match[/quote]

    Shot in the dark, but was that Phog Allen?

  • MPowers1634 | May 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=\"331319\"][quote comment=\"331317\"][quote comment=\"331314\"][quote comment=\"331308\"]That tall young man in the front row has some nice socks.[/quote]

    and the chick to his right is cheatin\’

    (first of 10K?)[/quote]

    It was supposedly 20K, and she wasn\’t exactly cheating, she had misheard the rumor that Squiddie had started in post #110.[/quote]
    I think he meant \”one of the first 10K\”.[/quote]

    http://www.nomas-nyc...

  • Geeman | May 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.

  • DenverGregg | May 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment="331318"]All kidding aside, the LIFE archive is literally a treasure trove of great images.

    Besides the obvious punchlines, look at Wilt,when student-athlete wasn’t an oxymoron.

    http://tbn0.google.c...
    Sweet pic for many reasons. The girl in the front row, second from the right, looks like a younger version of a co-worker that I met with this morning – down to the hairstyle. Might be an older sister, though, as I don’t think my colleague is 70 yet.

  • Geeman | May 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment="331325"][quote comment="331318"]All kidding aside, the LIFE archive is literally a treasure trove of great images.

    Besides the obvious punchlines, look at Wilt,when student-athlete wasn’t an oxymoron.

    http://tbn0.google.c...
    Sweet pic for many reasons. The girl in the front row, second from the right, looks like a younger version of a co-worker that I met with this morning – down to the hairstyle. Might be an older sister, though, as I don’t think my colleague is 70 yet.[/quote]

    Wonder if she’s day-dreaming about the List of 10,000.

  • Paul Lukas | May 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment="331324"][quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.[/quote]

    They did wear solid red in 1999, but only for one game, as noted on this page from Bill Henderson’s guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    I’m off to Shea. See you tomorrow!

  • Brian | May 27, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    Hi Phil,

    I have an idea for a weekend post (Ultimate Frisbee Jerseys).

    Contact me at: briankerr AT me DOT com if you’d be interested.

  • Geeman | May 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment="331327"][quote comment="331324"][quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.[/quote]

    They did wear solid red in 1999, but only for one game, as noted on this page from Bill Henderson’s guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    I’m off to Shea. See you tomorrow![/quote]

    Are the Yankees the only team that has never worn a colored jersey? The Dodgers did in 1998 and 1999.

  • concealed78 | May 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    Bah. I was hoping the Twins would go back to their old cursive script. Their original set was superior to the 1987 overhaul.

  • Geeman | May 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment="331329"][quote comment="331327"][quote comment="331324"][quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.[/quote]

    They did wear solid red in 1999, but only for one game, as noted on this page from Bill Henderson’s guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    I’m off to Shea. See you tomorrow![/quote]

    Are the Yankees the only team that has never worn a colored jersey? The Dodgers did in 1998 and 1999.[/quote]

    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment="331331"]
    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Detroit wore orange.

  • Hibbs | May 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    Haven’t read any comments yet.
    Sorry if it has been determined.
    That puzzle is from 1995. If you look closely, you can see the year it was made on the box.
    Psych! The expansion teams and the Eagles are the indicators.

  • Big Al | May 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    Today’s chat was a good read.

    Bummer that the chat Paul did last March is still Insider-only. (Missed it live b/c I had a meeting, God forbid I do what I’m paid to do during business hours.)

  • Geeman | May 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment="331332"][quote comment="331331"]
    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Detroit wore orange.[/quote]

    Once, in an exhibition game in Canada, but that doesn’t count. Did Detroit wear orange in any regular season games?

  • Teebz | May 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment="331335"][quote comment="331332"][quote comment="331331"]
    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Detroit wore orange.[/quote]

    Once, in an exhibition game in Canada, but that doesn’t count. Did Detroit wear orange in any regular season games?[/quote]

    Can’t tell you. I follow baseball, but not that closely. ;o)

  • chance michaels | May 27, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment="331335"][quote comment="331332"][quote comment="331331"]
    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Detroit wore orange.[/quote]

    Once, in an exhibition game in Canada, but that doesn’t count. Did Detroit wear orange in any regular season games?[/quote]
    No.

    They did wear a navy alternate in 1995, however.

    That leaves only the Yankees.

  • Big Al | May 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment="331254"]scratch and sniff hats, surely a joke

    sadly…

    http://shop.mlb.com/...
    Lids has been selling those for years…

    /father of a three-and-a-half year-old girl

  • Squiddie | May 27, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    1956 Canadian Olympic team?

    The photo isn’t dated and the city isn’t given.

  • BurghFan | May 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    I saw some footage of the Steelers practicing in gold helmets yesterdays, which should mean that we’ll be seeing the throwbacks again this year.

  • Anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment="331339"]1956 Canadian Olympic team?

    The photo isn’t dated and the city isn’t given.[/quote]
    I like the hats (toques, if that’s the way it’s spelled) and the early helmets.

    You have to wonder if the game was outdoors; but that camera angle seems to say “indoors”.

  • Matt B | May 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    I know UEFA imposes rules for jerseys in the Champs League — most notably to have a solid color on the back underneath the numerals. But today, ManU sported their solid white third jersey and while the shirt was unchanged, they switched the name/numeral font to Helvetica. Why?

    EPL game this spring: tinyurl.com/olk6a3
    Today’s Cup Final: tinyurl.com/qxlq92

  • Anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment="331323"]Check the Jayhawk logos on the jackets[/quote]
    Interesting netting all the way around the court: running track just to the outside??

  • Anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment="331326"]Wonder if she’s day-dreaming about the List of 10,000.[/quote]
    I was thinking about the one on the far left: now is she looking at Wilt’s notebook, or somewhere else?

  • Anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment="331321"]Shot in the dark, but was that Phog Allen?[/quote]
    AFAIK, Phog Allen started coaching basketball shortly after getting out of the service for WWI. The chess photo shows a man that looks a little bit young to be a vet of that age in the late 1950’s.

  • Anotherguy | May 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment="331345"][quote comment="331321"]Shot in the dark, but was that Phog Allen?[/quote]
    AFAIK, Phog Allen started coaching basketball shortly after getting out of the service for WWI. The chess photo shows a man that looks a little bit young to be a vet of that age in the late 1950’s.[/quote]
    I should have looked at the links more carefully: this seems to show Phog Allen from that era: http://tbn0.google.c...

  • Traxel | May 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment="331332"][quote comment="331331"]
    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Detroit wore orange.[/quote]
    Well at least the Cards only wore it for charity. I guess it counts since it was indeed a regular season game, but as standard issue, they are still pristine. Don’t mind the Sunday hat but still think it is entirely unnecessary. I think the Cards are 2nd to the Yanks in World Series wins, any correlation to lack of alt uniforms and that? Hmmm…

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment="331342"]I know UEFA imposes rules for jerseys in the Champs League — most notably to have a solid color on the back underneath the numerals. But today, ManU sported their solid white third jersey and while the shirt was unchanged, they switched the name/numeral font to Helvetica. Why?

    EPL game this spring: tinyurl.com/olk6a3
    Today’s Cup Final: tinyurl.com/qxlq92[/quote]

    The main thing is that EPL have a league wide font. Outside of the competition Manchester United can use whatever font they want.

    Also, FIFA and UEFA state that teams must have at least half of the uniform one color. Hence with Barca they made blue the majority color with the big block on the back.

    Here is a story from the 2006 World Cup that forced Nike to change Croatia’s uniform.

    http://www.worldcupb...

  • PuckyTheWhale | May 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment="331333"]Haven’t read any comments yet.
    Sorry if it has been determined.
    That puzzle is from 1995. If you look closely, you can see the year it was made on the box.
    Psych! The expansion teams and the Eagles are the indicators.[/quote]

    If the puzzle is from 1995, the Colts helmet should have a blue facemask. 1995 was the first year for the Colts blue facemask, but on the puzzle it is white. So, the puzzle could be from 1994 or early 1995, after the Panthers and Jaguars helmets were finalized, but before the Colts blue facemask was introduced.

  • Carl | May 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment="331246"]RE: The new Twins logo. Can anyone in downtown Minneapolis try to sneak over to the ballpark this afternoon and try to get a picture of it? They only had the “ns” as of yesterday, but maybe they’ll have more (or all) of it up this afternoon.

    Count me amongst the disappointed who wanted them to go back to their beautiful 60s/70s era unis. Or at least an update of THAT, instead of an update of this ’85 version.

    For the guy wondering about the current Twins logo: It’s basically just that wordmark over a baseball. The hat insignia is the “TC” (for “Twin Cities,” if I had a nickel for everytime an out of towner asked me that), and the Two-Guys-Shaking-Hands logo is still used A LITTLE BIT, only on the occasional piece of merchandise, and maybe some random jacket sleeve patches. Mostly it’s a throwback thing.[/quote]

    Supposedly it’s going to be on all the Twin Cities news stations tonight. If there aren’t any good shots I’ll stop down tomorrow for a looksie – there’s a great view from the parking deck next door.

  • Flip | May 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment="331330"]Bah. I was hoping the Twins would go back to their old cursive script. Their original set was superior to the 1987 overhaul.[/quote]

    Disagree. Sometimes older isn’t always better.

    OK http://www.gasolinea...

    Weak strokes http://imagecache.al...

    More robust http://webzoom.freew...

    I do like the return of the TC logo; the MPLS-StP neighbors would still make a sweet sleeve patch.

  • Flip | May 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment="331351"][quote comment="331330"]Bah. I was hoping the Twins would go back to their old cursive script. Their original set was superior to the 1987 overhaul.[/quote]

    Disagree. Sometimes older isn’t always better.

    OK http://www.gasolinea...

    Weak strokes http://imagecache.al...

    More robust http://webzoom.freew...

    I do like the return of the TC logo; the MPLS-StP neighbors would still make a sweet sleeve patch.[/quote]

    That said, Killebrew knew how to wear his stirrups!

  • Kek | May 27, 2009 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment="331313"][quote comment="331296"][quote comment="331292"]Kek, it is a song called “Boys of Winter”.

    Full song is here.[/quote]
    Thanks, Teebz, but judging from that URL, I’ll prolly be blocked from that site here at work. Can you tell me, does it give year of origin and who wrote it? I’m curious if this was a piece of music especially penned for the Pens or if it was just dumb luck, sort of like the “Brass Bonanza” story in Hartford.[/quote]

    Kek,
    As much as I loathe the Pens, I do like their theme song a lot. YouTube has the whole thing as well and most workplaces do not block it: http://www.youtube.c...
    thanks chris but the youtube is also blocked at work

  • mike 2 | May 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment="331349"][quote comment="331333"]Haven’t read any comments yet.
    Sorry if it has been determined.
    That puzzle is from 1995. If you look closely, you can see the year it was made on the box.
    Psych! The expansion teams and the Eagles are the indicators.[/quote]

    If the puzzle is from 1995, the Colts helmet should have a blue facemask. 1995 was the first year for the Colts blue facemask, but on the puzzle it is white. So, the puzzle could be from 1994 or early 1995, after the Panthers and Jaguars helmets were finalized, but before the Colts blue facemask was introduced.[/quote]

    I made this comment yesterday about the advertising sign – its more likely that there’s a mistake in the puzzle than anything. It could be from after the introduction of the blue facemask but that subtle change wasn’t picked up in the puzzle.

    (heck the Colts themselves didn’t pick up the change in facemask colour on their own on-field logo for years after they went back to grey).

  • Oakville Endive | May 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment="331331"][quote comment="331329"][quote comment="331327"][quote comment="331324"][quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.[/quote]

    They did wear solid red in 1999, but only for one game, as noted on this page from Bill Henderson’s guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    I’m off to Shea. See you tomorrow![/quote]

    Are the Yankees the only team that has never worn a colored jersey? The Dodgers did in 1998 and 1999.[/quote]

    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Could have lost track in the later years, but if you don’t count powder blue, I don’t think the Montreal Expos ever wore a colour uni during a game

    RIP – My beloved Expos (Best team in Baseball in 1994 – the final nail in the coffin)

  • interlockingtc | May 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment="331330"]Bah. I was hoping the Twins would go back to their old cursive script. Their original set was superior to the 1987 overhaul.[/quote]

    Yes. This is very disappointing. *sigh*

  • =bg= | May 27, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    http://chicago.cubs....

    Watch Pinella’s face as his pitcher Zambrano goes ape-sh*t. And that Gatorade machine can really take a lickin’, eh?

  • =bg= | May 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm |

    Much better tho:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • kj | May 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm |

    I’m pretty sure I can’t support any site that sells shirts that say “Volunqueers”, so I won’t be entering the contest this time around.

  • mike 2 | May 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment="331355"][quote comment="331331"][quote comment="331329"][quote comment="331327"][quote comment="331324"][quote comment="331303"]In the chat Paul said that the Cardinals have had a red alt jersey. Maybe for batting practice only? I sure don’t remember…when was this? Anyone?[/quote]

    I remember seeing them wear red jerseys at home late in the 1998 season on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if it was just the BP jersey.[/quote]

    They did wear solid red in 1999, but only for one game, as noted on this page from Bill Henderson’s guide:
    http://farm4.static....

    I’m off to Shea. See you tomorrow![/quote]

    Are the Yankees the only team that has never worn a colored jersey? The Dodgers did in 1998 and 1999.[/quote]

    Maybe add Detroit to that list?

    I know the Phillies did, back in 1979 (all-maroon, according to Okkonen).[/quote]

    Could have lost track in the later years, but if you don’t count powder blue, I don’t think the Montreal Expos ever wore a colour uni during a game

    RIP – My beloved Expos (Best team in Baseball in 1994 – the final nail in the coffin)[/quote]

    My recollection is the same as yours.

    I don’t remember the Expos ever wearing an alt, a throwback, a coloured jersey, anything. They didn’t do the 1999 Turn-Ahead jerseys. Home and road, that was it.

    (having just put it that definitely GUARANTEES someone is about to prove me wrong)

  • Chance Michaels | May 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm |

    I seem to recall a blue jersey, but it could have been a BP.

    Surely someone who has the doubleknit CD guide can help us out….

  • Steve | May 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm |

    RE: The Twins logo:

    I still haven’t seen the entire thing, but the more I’ve been looking at the “ns”, I’ve noticed that the serifs are a close match to the serifs on the team’s “TC” hat insignia. So it’s growing on me pretty quickly.

    When they designed the new system in 87, they discarded the “TC.” So it wasn’t designed with the intention of matching. But it seems now that the TC has made its resurgence this decade, they are trying to not only update their current “Twins” wordmark, but actually tie it in to the TC much more than it currently is.

    I’m suddenly hesitantly optimistic!

  • =bg= | May 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    Braves pitcher wearing #11. Weird to see a number that low.

  • interlockingtc | May 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment="331362"]RE: The Twins logo:

    I still haven’t seen the entire thing, but the more I’ve been looking at the “ns”, I’ve noticed that the serifs are a close match to the serifs on the team’s “TC” hat insignia. So it’s growing on me pretty quickly.

    When they designed the new system in 87, they discarded the “TC.” So it wasn’t designed with the intention of matching. But it seems now that the TC has made its resurgence this decade, they are trying to not only update their current “Twins” wordmark, but actually tie it in to the TC much more than it currently is.

    I’m suddenly hesitantly optimistic![/quote]

    I could live with that, but only if they leave the TC untouched. No tweak to the interlocking TC!

  • scott | May 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment="331361"]I seem to recall a blue jersey, but it could have been a BP.

    Surely someone who has the doubleknit CD guide can help us out….[/quote]

    IIRC, the Expos did wear their blue batting practice jerseys in a regular season game or two sometime in the 1990s. And the Yankees did wear an alt jersey to recognize a Negro League team playing in old Tiger Stadium in the ’90s, but that jersey was gray.

  • TMD | May 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment="331357"]http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=4756801

    Watch Pinella’s face as his pitcher Zambrano goes ape-sh*t. And that Gatorade machine can really take a lickin’, eh?[/quote]

    I’m not sure what was worse. Zambrano’s reaction, the fact that the runner was really safe or those sad batting practice jerseys that the Cubs wear.

    At least the ensuing suspension means we can get one or two extra games with regular uniforms.

  • LarenR | May 28, 2009 at 1:00 am |

    [quote comment="331363"]Braves pitcher wearing #11. Weird to see a number that low.[/quote]
    #11 and the blue jersey.

    At what point does an Alt become a de facto Primary? The Braves have worn their blue jerseys for all three games in SF this week. Did they even pack the grays? Will have to check this weekend in Arizona…

  • Mike Engle | May 28, 2009 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment="331367"][quote comment="331363"]Braves pitcher wearing #11. Weird to see a number that low.[/quote]
    #11 and the blue jersey.

    At what point does an Alt become a de facto Primary? The Braves have worn their blue jerseys for all three games in SF this week. Did they even pack the grays? Will have to check this weekend in Arizona…[/quote]
    See Astros comma Houston.
    Gray top? What gray top? They wear brick red on the road.

  • bradley | May 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm |

    Is Juan Pierre sporting a green under bill in this pic?

    http://www.juanpierr...

  • Jeff P | May 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment="331610"]Is Juan Pierre sporting a green under bill in this pic?

    http://www.juanpierr...
    Yes he is. some guys make special requests to New Era, so he might prefer that style for some reason. Perhaps he grew up wearing a green underbrim hat.

    Ah, to be an MLB player and be able to tell New Era how to make your hats…

  • Jeff P | May 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    And so ends my experiment with DIY. I tired to take the black thermal shirt I had, taping off where the stripes would be on a 1930 blackhawks jersey to make the stripes look knit in (and to save some work), and it didn’t work out so well. First, the bleach bled under the tape, and the shirt also turned a light red instead of white. Shirt was a total loss.

    I may still try again if I find a regular yellow long sleeve t. Trying a similar method with black dye for the chance to make a quakers jersey is still too good to pass up.