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Daniel Murphy, All Is Forgiven

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There were at least five people at last night’s Mets/Nats game wearing “I’m Calling It Shea” T-shirts, and two of them are shown above. And there may soon be many more, because the dude sitting next to me (who also took the photo of us) liked the shirts so much that he wants to do a bulk order for a group outing that he’s planning for a game later this season.

The other three “ICIS” folks were just people I noticed while walking around the concourse. In each case, we exchanged knowing glances (and in one case a high-five), like we’d just engaged in a sort of unspoken secret handshake. It’s growing, my friends, it’s growing.

As for the Comiskey, Joe Robbie, Mile High, and Jake shirts, they’re almost ready. And No Mas impresario Chris Isenberg has come up with the perfect name for our shirt series: Naming Wrongs. Lots more to follow on this front — stay tuned.

Meanwhile, guess what they put up on the Shea scoreboard while the umps are video-reviewing a home run ball? This. After all the flash and razzle-dazzle of the usual scoreboard graphics, the sight of this plain, static thing just sitting there for several minutes was oddly refreshing.

New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

(Thanks to Kirsten for the scoreboard photo, to the guy who called out, “Hey, Uni Watch!” to me in the men’s room, and especially to Phil for jinxing Johan Santana several hours before the game by predicting he’d toss a no-hitter. That scheme lasted all of one-third of an inning.)

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WBL Follow-Up: Yesterday’s entry about the short-lived Women’s Professional Basketball League prompted the following report from sporting goods historian Terry Proctor:

I remember the WBL very well. The league began at the same time that girls high school basketball was just beginning to take off, so I used some of the WBL uniforms as templates for high school and college uniforms in the Rochester area. Sand-Knit or Rawlings made most of the uniforms.

The Chicago Hustle uniforms were manufactured in 1978-79 by Athletic Sewing Mfg. Co. of Chicago and then by Betlin Mfg. Co. of Columbus, Ohio, for the last two years. We had a complete set of Betlin-manufactured Hustle uniforms as samples. The Hustle’s Janie Fincher was a knockout blonde-haired blue-eyed looker that wore a uniform probably a size or two too small (for obvious reasons). But at 5’9″, Janie could actually play. They did what they had to do to sell the league.

The New York Stars uniforms were made by Empire Sporting Goods of NYC. Empire is best remembered for making all the baseball uniforms for the 1984 movie ‘The Natural.’

The New Orleans Pride uniforms were “half and half,” with the lower left side and back being a different color from the upper section (another Betlin creation). As to the Iowa Cornets neckline, Iowa high school girls’ hoops uniforms favored that style, so the Cornets used it hoping to build some “cred” with the youngsters (although Iowa was still playing the old six-on-six rules from the early days). Those unis were made by Sand-Knit. Most of the design features were what was then popular with U.S. college women’s teams.

Fascinating, as always. Thanks, Terry.

Raffle Reminder: I’m currently raffling off a free T-shirt from SportsCrack.com. Details here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Whoa, seizure-inducing! That’s the Moroccan volleyball team (have your neurologist send the bill to Jeremy Brahm). … Mike Hersh sent along photos from this awesome magazine about the Yanks’ 1955 visit to Japan. Check out that sleeve patch! Additional images here. … Corky Miller, who was recently spotted wearing low-cut stirrups, has now switched to a higher cut (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Logan Light says the Cavs’ starting five have all been wearing the same sneaker design. “It’s the Nike Zoom Soldier 3, LeBron’s signature playoff shoe,” he says. Additional details in the “Shoe dept.” section of this page (thanks, Vince). … The intersection of high fashion and the NBA has finally reached its logical conclusion (with thanks to Benjamin Trattner). … Brian Povio’s mom was cleaning out her kitchen and found these 1980s team cups that he’d collected back in his youth. … It’s hard to see, but the Oregon track and field team now has “OREGON” in big letters down the back of their uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Matt Powers reports that team-signature college football gloves are now available for last season’s bowl teams. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Duh, should have done this myself (thanks, Phil). … Also from yesterday: Good shot here of the A’s bicentennial patch, which was apparently missing from Vida Blue’s jersey. Anyone know who’s holding the ciggie? … Shocking find by Jeremy Brahm: Ichiro batting — or at least posing — cross-handed! … Breaking news from CNN: Some people out there are really into sneakers. … Good story on mascot naming here (with thanks to Trevor Botting). … Nicely look from the Rock Ridge Bruins of Columbia, Missouri (with thanks to Jack Hittinger). … Don’t those bags look just a tad big? (As spotted by Brinke Guthrie.) … Lots of very unusual uni numbers in this team portrait from the 1952 Crystal Lake Community High School Yearbook. Anyone have any insights as to what might be up? (With thanks to Will Streit.) … Interesting catcher’s gear here. That photo is from the Japanese Masters (i.e., seniors) League, which features some seriously bizarro uni designs (all this courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … The other day I wondered aloud why Phil Hughes wrote “Jr.” on his cap. Tyler Kepner found the answer. … Speaking of the Yankees, several readers have noticed (and so have I) that Mark Teixeira’s undershirt has the MLB logo on the front collar. Is he wearing the shirt backwards, or is this a new kind of undershirt we haven’t seen before? Tyler, can you see what’s what? … Plan B. Branding, which does lots of uniform work, has started a design blog where they’ll discuss their projects and related issues. … There’s a new book out that catalogs all the deaths that have ever occurred at big league ballparks over the years. Interesting review here (with thanks to longtime Uni Watch supporter Rob Walker).

 

258 comments to Daniel Murphy, All Is Forgiven

  • yadda | May 28, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    FIRST

  • johnny griswold | May 28, 2009 at 8:13 am |

    Here’s hopin’ they make hockey jerseys into trench coats.

    …Whoa, those cardigans are awful!

  • DefoM | May 28, 2009 at 8:24 am |

    Because we all know a lot of you were going to do this anyway, here’s the Chicago Hustle player to whom Mr. Procter refers:

    http://www.wblmemori...

    Looks like she could have been a stand-in for Jenilee Harrison on Three’s Company.

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 28, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    The Caridgans could be worse. You could have worn this for prom. No it is no me.

    http://photos.oregon...

  • Peter Wunsch | May 28, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo. As a left-handed pitcher he may have been wearing it on his right sleeve to decrease distraction.

    MLB network showed the ’68 WS the other day and Mickey Lolich was wearing those big sleeve uni numbers on his right sleeve. All of the other playes on their left.

  • Mayer | May 28, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    the real reason why man u lost to barcelona yesterday is because they did not wear the FIFA world champions badge like they are supposed to for champions league matches.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    1. Cardigans are awful.

    2. Lebron’s Soldier 3’s…I dont care if he wears mandals, I just want them to win.

    3. Sneakerheads…You at UW have NO IDEA the lengths to which my brethren will go…For laughs, youtube Fat Joe on MTV Cribs

    4. Corky Miller’s High stirrups=Yuck

    5. Reed Johnson’s Stirrups, Catch, and Home Run=Woo,Woo,Woo,Woo,Woo!

    http://www3.pictures...

    6. His teammate, Zambrano needs a hug.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    [quote comment=”331374″]The Caridgans could be worse. You could have worn this for prom. No it is no me.

    http://photos.oregon...

    As silly as that looks, it is a novel idea, and for him to get his date to go along with it, wow!

    BTW…He is wearing the Air Jordan VIII’s like Big Boi in the sneakerhead link in the ticker.

  • Demer | May 28, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    I think that’s Claudell Washington in the Vida Blue picture. Or perhaps Mike Norris.

  • Cholly Da Beat Man | May 28, 2009 at 8:50 am |

    Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.

  • Chris M | May 28, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”331370″]FIRST[/quote]

    Really???

    Anyway…

    Teixeria’s MLB logo reminds me of when Todd Helton wore his undershirt backwards in the 2007 NLCS. But his was promptly fixed by the next game.

    http://farm3.static....

  • tommy forrester | May 28, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    (he,he) i wonder if (he,he) jason vorhees is in the team (he, he) portrait of the crystal (he,he)lake football team (he,he).

  • Mark in Shiga | May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    That football photo with the weird numbers is fascinating me.

    It’s as if there were a real team with numbers from 1-90, and then these juniors were left to do what they could with whatever numbers they could think of.

    But I’ve got another hypothesis. Given that there’s a guy wearing 911, perhaps it’s a team of 9th graders through 11th graders. Maybe the first part is the kid’s grade, followed by another digit? (And then, with 12 9th graders, they went from 90 to 99, then 910, then 911? Same for the 10th grade squad, with the last guy getting 010.)

    The problem is that the 10th grade guys are a mix of “10x” and “0x” numbers, and there’s a 107 and a 07 at the same time. Maybe they decided ni between seasons to change “10” into “0” and then kept using the old jerseys.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”331381″][quote comment=”331370″]FIRST[/quote]

    Really???[/quote]

    i left that up for paul…im sure fairly certain he’ll be addressing this

    i don’t think we’ve had one of “those” in over a year

  • CY | May 28, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    Paul –

    That was no home run ball.

    Chris

  • Nick Houser | May 28, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Early Career Uni Cameo find

    Kevin Johnson 1987 with the Cleveland Cavs. Photo and details here

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    what’s the deal with Oregon? Do they have a secret mission to have the most appalling uniforms in all sports?

    http://www.goducks.c...

  • Hott Rodd | May 28, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”331378″][quote comment=”331374″]The Caridgans could be worse. You could have worn this for prom. No it is no me.

    http://photos.oregon...

    As silly as that looks, it is a novel idea, and for him to get his date to go along with it, wow!

    BTW…He is wearing the Air Jordan VIII’s like Big Boi in the sneakerhead link in the ticker.[/quote]

    There is a website out there, I think it is promdisasters.com and they have several of those, along with many many other, um, creative ideas..

  • Joe Barrie | May 28, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    The gunshot that killed the fan at a major league game occurred not at Ebbets Field, but at the Polo Grounds. Apartments overlooked the park from the west, behind home plate.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    Corky Miller definitely had the Clu Heyward (sp?) thing goin’ on, doesn’t he. That look may be from a different era than today, but at least he was smart enough not to pull his pants up to the knees with stirrups like that.

    Now Reed Johnson, there’s a guy getting it right.

    Love the kelly green cleats in the first Japanese Senior League photo, btw.

    (Should have congratulated Paul on #10 yesterday, so Congratulations, and the Uni mission goes).

    Oh, I’ve bounced “I’m Calling It The Brickhouse” off a few people around here re: the Gophers’ new football stadium and all the responses have been positive.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”331380″]Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.[/quote]

    I concur…they are however designed after Nelly’s Dirty South Air Max2 CB:

    http://www.instylesh...

    Not the exact shoe but same style.

  • Jake | May 28, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Where can I get one of this “ICIS” shirts! Awesome!

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    more on Oregon

    compared to

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Jeez, early.
    The Uni mission “goes on.”

    Interesting concept: Just add a white shirt and sleeve garters and those NBA cardigans would be perfect for a Dixieland Band. Now there’s a paradox for ya.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”331382″](he,he) i wonder if (he,he) jason vorhees is in the team (he, he) portrait of the crystal (he,he)lake football team (he,he).[/quote]

    Duh, he’s # 13.

  • John Zajac | May 28, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote]Mark Teixeira’s undershirt has the MLB logo on the front collar. Is he wearing the shirt backwards, or is this a new kind of undershirt we haven’t seen before?[/quote]

    It’s a new type of shirt. During the Yankees-Phillies series there were Phillies players wearing shirts with the MLB logo on the front as well. As soon as I can get away from the work filter and bring up MLB.tv to get a screenshot of the Phillies players I will, but I know that someone out there is lucky enough to check that now… I think it was the Saturday game.

  • John Zajac | May 28, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”331387″]what’s the deal with Oregon? Do they have a secret mission to have the most appalling uniforms in all sports?

    http://www.goducks.c...

    I think it’s a not-so-secret mission personally

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”331395″][quote comment=”331382″](he,he) i wonder if (he,he) jason vorhees is in the team (he, he) portrait of the crystal (he,he)lake football team (he,he).[/quote]

    Duh, he’s # 13.[/quote]

    and in this picture of the Rock Ridge Baseball team, the honorable Gabby Johnson is listed as #6, and fielding position #2.

    http://media.columbi...

  • Bourbon Soaked Idiot | May 28, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    Corky Miller’s stirrups look awful now.

  • Demer | May 28, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    The sight that has the Vida Blue pic is a gold mine of old ABA/NBA shots as well as the baseball pics. Literally hundreds of pictures.

    http://www.abamemora...

    There’s a group of about 17 pictures, labelled “topps negatives” that I suppose were used for their cards, that brought up a question: Why are San Antonio’s uni’s so plain and not black and gray? (possibly taken before the franchise had decided?)

    http://www.abamemora...

    Sweet Condors Uni Shot:
    http://www.abamemora...
    The Memphis Solid Top/White Shorts combo:
    http://www.abamemora...
    Cougars uni shot:
    http://www.abamemora...

  • Peter Wunsch | May 28, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    [Interesting concept: Just add a white shirt and sleeve garters and those NBA cardigans would be perfect for a Dixieland Band. Now there’s a paradox for ya.

    I usually ignore NBA stuff and this may have been discussed before, but is the purpose of the garters to hise the tatoos?

  • Broadway Connie | May 28, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    “Whoa, seizure-inducing! That’s the Moroccan volleyball team (have your neurologist send the bill to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… It’s hard to see, but the Oregon track and field team now has “OREGON” in big letters down the back of their uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… Shocking find by Jeremy Brahm: Ichiro batting — or at least posing — cross-handed! … ”

    “… Interesting catcher’s gear here. That photo is from the Japanese Masters (i.e., seniors) League, which features some seriously bizarro uni designs (all this courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … ”

    Paul, please consider bestowing some kind of official UniWatch title on Dr. Brahm. Vice-President-for-Life, International Operations? Senior Mikado? Chief Correspondent, Overseas Phenomena? Director, Pacific Rim? Chief Arbiter, Global Fashions?

    Jeremy rules.

    PS. I really LIKE that Morocco uniform.

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    A long-sleeved version of those “I’m Calling it Shea” t-shirts would be nice, as would an orange version. Also, let me know when there’s a black version so we can send LI Phil a birthday gift. :)

    Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games and we’re not counting their light blue road unis). I thought the Tigers might qualify, but someone found an old Uni Watch column noting that they wore navy blue in a game in the mid-1990s. And the Cardinals and Dodgers don’t qualify because they wore red and blue, respectively, in ’98 and ’99. The Red Sox crossed that bridge in 2003. Neither do the Phillies, thanks to the ’79 Saturday Night Specials (all-maroon). So those are the usual suspects and the Yanks are the only team that qualifies.

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    Actually, I think the Sox crossed the alternate colored jersey bridge in 2004, not 2003, with their red alternates at home.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    But the Yankees did wear some nifty red hats Monday.
    And they looked really swell.

    —Ricko

  • Jake | May 28, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”331392″]Where can I get one of this “ICIS” shirts! Awesome![/quote]

    never mind. i think i’m mildly retarded this morning — found it.

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”331379″]I think that’s Claudell Washington in the Vida Blue picture. Or perhaps Mike Norris.[/quote]

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

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 9:59 am |

    How are those NBA vests “cardigans”? Don’t cardigans have to be relatively heavy?

    They’re thin, with a silk lining. Vests. Or waistcoats.

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    Mr. Linton, I hope I was helpful in your Red Wings question.

    Aside from that, two pretty high-ranking teams in the Stanley Cup Final in regards to uniforms(for the second year in a row).

    Last time the same two teams met in the Final as the year before? Gretzky and the Oilers defeated the Mike Bossy and the New York Islanders in 1984!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 28, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”331405″]But the Yankees did wear some nifty red hats Monday.
    And they looked really swell.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    yeah, they looked just like the phillies…

  • Taha | May 28, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    not sure if it was on purpose, but coach of the Moroccan volleyball team is wearing an argyle sweater underneath his blazer!

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote]Last time the same two teams met in the Final as the year before? Gretzky and the Oilers defeated the Mike Bossy and the New York Islanders in 1984![/quote]

    little did we islander fans realize it at the time…that was the funeral

    (sure, there were some good moments, like knocking off super mario and some triple overtimes…but that was the end, then)

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    One of the great trivia questions of all time.

    Funny thing looking at that 76 A’s roster. In spite of the fact they had the likes of Rudi, Bando, Campanaris, Billy North, Don Baylor, Gene Tenace, & Phil Garner they still managed to have the likes of Willie McCovey, Ron Fairly, Nate Colbert, Billy Williams, Jim Holt and Cesar Tovar on the club as well. Every one (except North) was gone by the 1977 season.

  • Tom | May 28, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???

  • GoGoSox | May 28, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Hey now. IU beat Northwestern last year. I think that gives it a little more meaning (but only slightly).

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”331412″][quote comment=”331405″]But the Yankees did wear some nifty red hats Monday.
    And they looked really swell.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    yeah, they looked just like the phillies…[/quote]

    According to this astute observer of our national pasttime:

    http://www.google.co...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”331415″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    One of the great trivia questions of all time.

    Funny thing looking at that 76 A’s roster. In spite of the fact they had the likes of Rudi, Bando, Campanaris, Billy North, Don Baylor, Gene Tenace, & Phil Garner they still managed to have the likes of Willie McCovey, Ron Fairly, Nate Colbert, Billy Williams, Jim Holt and Cesar Tovar on the club as well. Every one (except North) was gone by the 1977 season.[/quote]

    Yeah, the A’s had a run of a few years there when they collected old guys, especially toward the end of every season. They glommed onto the players Larry mentioned, as well as veterans like Vic Davallio, Orlando Cepeda, Rico Carty, Matty Alou, Manny Trillo, Davey Lopes, Dick Allen, Joe Morgan…

    (It was a little like watching the early Mets, who claimed just about anyone put on waivers, LOL).

    Speaking of great trivia questions, Ron Fairly is the answer to this one: Who was the last American Association St. Paul Saint (final season, 1960) active in the majors?

    The last active Miller was Yaz (in case anyone asks).

    So (and I have NO idea about the answers), who was the last active PCL San Francisco Seal active in MLB? Or PCL Los Angeles Angel? Or Hollywood Star?

    —Ricko

  • DefoM | May 28, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.

  • Jeff_D | May 28, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    Regarding this:
    http://media.columbi...

    Isn’t this what the Oregon Ducks baseball unis SHOULD look like?

    Just sayin’…

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    But who never batted.

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”331423″]Regarding this:
    http://media.columbi...

    Isn’t this what the Oregon Ducks baseball unis SHOULD look like?

    Just sayin’…[/quote]

    Yeah. Just tell that one guy to put the stripes back on his socks.

  • Pedro | May 28, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    How about shirts that say “I Miss RFK” for Nationals fans who remember there was once a major league baseball club in Washington during the Selig administration that did NOT have a losing record.

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”331422″][quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.[/quote]

    Never knew that. What color(s) were the BP jerseys?

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”331421″][quote comment=”331415″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    One of the great trivia questions of all time.

    Funny thing looking at that 76 A’s roster. In spite of the fact they had the likes of Rudi, Bando, Campanaris, Billy North, Don Baylor, Gene Tenace, & Phil Garner they still managed to have the likes of Willie McCovey, Ron Fairly, Nate Colbert, Billy Williams, Jim Holt and Cesar Tovar on the club as well. Every one (except North) was gone by the 1977 season.[/quote]

    Yeah, the A’s had a run of a few years there when they collected old guys, especially toward the end of every season. They glommed onto the players Larry mentioned, as well as veterans like Vic Davallio, Orlando Cepeda, Rico Carty, Matty Alou, Manny Trillo, Davey Lopes, Dick Allen, Joe Morgan…

    (It was a little like watching the early Mets, who claimed just about anyone put on waivers, LOL).

    Speaking of great trivia questions, Ron Fairly is the answer to this one: Who was the last American Association St. Paul Saint (final season, 1960) active in the majors?

    The last active Miller was Yaz (in case anyone asks).

    So (and I have NO idea about the answers), who was the last active PCL San Francisco Seal active in MLB? Or PCL Los Angeles Angel? Or Hollywood Star?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wow. That’s a great question. I’m going to answer that for my AA Brewers blog.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”331421″][quote comment=”331415″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    One of the great trivia questions of all time.

    Funny thing looking at that 76 A’s roster. In spite of the fact they had the likes of Rudi, Bando, Campanaris, Billy North, Don Baylor, Gene Tenace, & Phil Garner they still managed to have the likes of Willie McCovey, Ron Fairly, Nate Colbert, Billy Williams, Jim Holt and Cesar Tovar on the club as well. Every one (except North) was gone by the 1977 season.[/quote]

    Yeah, the A’s had a run of a few years there when they collected old guys, especially toward the end of every season. They glommed onto the players Larry mentioned, as well as veterans like Vic Davallio, Orlando Cepeda, Rico Carty, Matty Alou, Manny Trillo, Davey Lopes, Dick Allen, Joe Morgan…

    (It was a little like watching the early Mets, who claimed just about anyone put on waivers, LOL).

    Speaking of great trivia questions, Ron Fairly is the answer to this one: Who was the last American Association St. Paul Saint (final season, 1960) active in the majors?

    The last active Miller was Yaz (in case anyone asks).

    So (and I have NO idea about the answers), who was the last active PCL San Francisco Seal active in MLB? Or PCL Los Angeles Angel? Or Hollywood Star?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Well, shoot, was gonna mention (to make it uni-related) and forgot: For a lot of those players it was like, “Let’s have you guys wear white cleats and yellow-gold sanis on your way out the door.” It most cases, it was their last stop in MLB.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”331426″]How about shirts that say “I Miss RFK” for Nationals fans who remember there was once a major league baseball club in Washington during the Selig administration that did NOT have a losing record.[/quote]

    and who could utilize spell-chec…oops, I MEANT to do that

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”331424″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    But who never batted.[/quote]

    Wasn’t he MVP the last season before the DH?
    Isn’t that why it’s such a great trivia question?

    Larry?

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”331415″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    One of the great trivia questions of all time.

    Funny thing looking at that 76 A’s roster. In spite of the fact they had the likes of Rudi, Bando, Campanaris, Billy North, Don Baylor, Gene Tenace, & Phil Garner they still managed to have the likes of Willie McCovey, Ron Fairly, Nate Colbert, Billy Williams, Jim Holt and Cesar Tovar on the club as well. Every one (except North) was gone by the 1977 season.[/quote]

    The ’76 season was the last good A’s team from the powerhouse that won five straight division titles and three world championships; they finished second to the Royals that year. Then all those guys left for free agency and the A’s were bad till Billy Martin turned them around in ’80 and ’81.

    I love those A’s uniforms of the mid-1970s, though (except for the all-gold and all-green). Not sure I would have liked them if I was a codger like I am now, but back then I was a kid just being introduced to baseball and I thought they were cool. First time I saw them was the ’72 Series (my first Series memory). I still have the cards from those mid-1970s Series.

    http://www.baseball-...

  • Beardface | May 28, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    Starting Monday Night

    Bout time, if you ask me

  • Peter | May 28, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    for Teebz:

    My girlfriend just bought me “The Game”…is this truly the best hockey book out there?

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”331427″][quote comment=”331422″][quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.[/quote]

    Never knew that. What color(s) were the BP jerseys?[/quote]

    They were pretty basic. One was plain red, the other royal.
    Logo on left chest. Can’t remember if TV number was on right chest or one of the sleeves.

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”331431″][quote comment=”331424″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    But who never batted.[/quote]

    Wasn’t he MVP the last season before the DH?
    Isn’t that why it’s such a great trivia question?

    Larry?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think you’re right. The DH came on board in ’73. Think he won MVP in ’71. My bad.

  • TMD | May 28, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Back during Northwestern’s Rose Bowl season, they had a shirt made for each win that was sold at the school book store. I’ve still got the Notre Dame one buried in a closet somewhere.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”331433″]Starting Monday Night

    Bout time, if you ask me[/quote]

    Is that font Century Gothic or something?

    http://media.charlot...

    Or is Mike Vick Conan’s first guest?

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”331438″][quote comment=”331433″]Starting Monday Night

    Bout time, if you ask me[/quote]

    Is that font Century Gothic or something?

    http://media.charlot...

    Or is Mike Vick Conan’s first guest?[/quote]

    Yup. Triumph’s gonna do the interview.

    —Ricko

  • DefoM | May 28, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”331435″][quote comment=”331427″][quote comment=”331422″][quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.[/quote]

    Never knew that. What color(s) were the BP jerseys?[/quote]

    They were pretty basic. One was plain red, the other royal.
    Logo on left chest. Can’t remember if TV number was on right chest or one of the sleeves.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They had numbers in both locations at different times. From the red era:

    http://danmahan.com/...

    http://shop.sportswo...

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”331434″]for Teebz:

    My girlfriend just bought me “The Game”…is this truly the best hockey book out there?[/quote]

    Highly recommended. It is a very poignant look at the game through Dryden’s eyes. It’s written extremely well, and deserves a look. It ranked ninth on SI’s list of the Best Sports Books of All-Time – highest hockey publication on that list.

  • Beardface | May 28, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”331438″][quote comment=”331433″]Starting Monday Night

    Bout time, if you ask me[/quote]

    Is that font Century Gothic or something?

    http://media.charlot...

    Or is Mike Vick Conan’s first guest?[/quote]
    Will Ferrell

    Conan is Leno’s last guest tomorrow night

    And yeah, the two fonts are very similar… interesting, indeed. I thought they would go more with the style of the Late Night logo, but I’m kind of glad they didn’t. The new one looks good.

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”331439″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.[/quote]

    How? Wasn’t Penn State unbeaten that year?

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”331441″][quote comment=”331435″][quote comment=”331427″][quote comment=”331422″][quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.[/quote]

    Never knew that. What color(s) were the BP jerseys?[/quote]

    They were pretty basic. One was plain red, the other royal.
    Logo on left chest. Can’t remember if TV number was on right chest or one of the sleeves.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They had numbers in both locations at different times. From the red era:

    http://danmahan.com/...

    http://shop.sportswo...

    Didn’t they have blue at home and red on the road?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”331443″][quote comment=”331438″][quote comment=”331433″]Starting Monday Night

    Bout time, if you ask me[/quote]

    Is that font Century Gothic or something?

    http://media.charlot...

    Or is Mike Vick Conan’s first guest?[/quote]
    Will Ferrell

    Conan is Leno’s last guest tomorrow night

    And yeah, the two fonts are very similar… interesting, indeed. I thought they would go more with the style of the Late Night logo, but I’m kind of glad they didn’t. The new one looks good.[/quote]

    I was just messing with you because that post seemed OT.

    As for TommyD, Randle El is your nemesis…Glenn Foley is mine:

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

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”331431″][quote comment=”331424″][quote comment=”331408″][quote comment=”331407″][quote comment=”331375″]Vida Blue may not be missing the bicentennial logo.[/quote]

    You are correct sir.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Hey, a photo of the last switch hitter named AL MVP.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    But who never batted.[/quote]

    Wasn’t he MVP the last season before the DH?
    Isn’t that why it’s such a great trivia question?

    Larry?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    1971 MVP, DH born 1973. Vida hit .118 (and that was with 13 SAC’s). Oh yeah, he did win 24 games and was a national sensation in ’71.

  • DefoM | May 28, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”331445″]

    Didn’t they have blue at home and red on the road?[/quote]

    There was certainly a time that was the case. Before and after, however, it was straight blue across the board.

  • Fight | May 28, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”331445″][quote comment=”331441″][quote comment=”331435″][quote comment=”331427″][quote comment=”331422″][quote comment=”331403″]Yesterday in the comments we were trying to determine the only MLB team never to wear an alternate colored jersey in the regular season. The answer appears to be the New York Yankees. The Expos would qualify, except they’re no longer in existence (they had blue and red BP jersesy but did not wear them during games [/quote]

    Extinct or not, the Expos did wear alternates during the regular season. It was in 1999 when the final two games of their first series in Denver was cancelled because of the Columbine shootings and two doubleheaders had to be played on the second trip. Apparently it was determined that five games in a little less than three days was too much of a laundry challenge and so the Expos wore their BP jerseys for at least one of the games.[/quote]

    Never knew that. What color(s) were the BP jerseys?[/quote]

    They were pretty basic. One was plain red, the other royal.
    Logo on left chest. Can’t remember if TV number was on right chest or one of the sleeves.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They had numbers in both locations at different times. From the red era:

    http://danmahan.com/...

    http://shop.sportswo...

    Didn’t they have blue at home and red on the road?[/quote]
    Oh my, a Chris “The Creeper” Welsh sighting on Uni Watch! He is one of the color commentators for the Reds on FSN Ohio. He shaved that ‘stache this year … so very sad, and weird looking.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  • Bopper | May 28, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    And Paul validates the Wilpons by wearign Brooklyn Dodgers gear to a Mets game…

    I thought of all people, Paul would stand up for Mets fans.

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 28, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”331402″]”Whoa, seizure-inducing! That’s the Moroccan volleyball team (have your neurologist send the bill to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… It’s hard to see, but the Oregon track and field team now has “OREGON” in big letters down the back of their uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… Shocking find by Jeremy Brahm: Ichiro batting — or at least posing — cross-handed! … ”

    “… Interesting catcher’s gear here. That photo is from the Japanese Masters (i.e., seniors) League, which features some seriously bizarro uni designs (all this courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … ”

    Paul, please consider bestowing some kind of official UniWatch title on Dr. Brahm. Vice-President-for-Life, International Operations? Senior Mikado? Chief Correspondent, Overseas Phenomena? Director, Pacific Rim? Chief Arbiter, Global Fashions?

    Jeremy rules.

    PS. I really LIKE that Morocco uniform.[/quote]

    Broadway Connie, thanks for the comment.

    Actually I think that the Morocco uniform would have been fine with a single gradation from green to red. But instead, somebody at Asics must have got into their powerpoint graphic combinations and fell asleep on the enter button for like a half hour.

    Taha,

    Good catch on the argyle. I bet the coach did not realize it either. Wouldn’t it have great if he had a matching colored argyle. Please make it stop.

    Ricko,

    I sent the pictures to Paul on the Master League to emphasize the colors of the bats to match the uniforms.

    Tokyo Dreams in purple and yellow with a yellow bat.
    http://baseballplus....

    Osaka Romans in green with a green bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Fukuoka Zon-Dags in red with a red bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Sapporo Ambitious in white with a white bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Nagoya 80D’sers in blue with a blue bat
    http://baseballplus....

    I’m glad that Louisville Slugger does not offer all of these color combinations.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”331444″][quote comment=”331439″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.[/quote]

    How? Wasn’t Penn State unbeaten that year?[/quote]

    We were #1 all season until IU scored 21 garbage points in the fourth quarter (we still won by 20). Nebraska probably beat the Pacific, William and Mary or The Citadel that Saturday by 112 and leap frogged us all the way until Jan 2.

    Bitter much after 15 years? you bet! That was Joe’s best team ever. And that’s saying something.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”331452″][quote comment=”331402″]”Whoa, seizure-inducing! That’s the Moroccan volleyball team (have your neurologist send the bill to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… It’s hard to see, but the Oregon track and field team now has “OREGON” in big letters down the back of their uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… Shocking find by Jeremy Brahm: Ichiro batting — or at least posing — cross-handed! … ”

    “… Interesting catcher’s gear here. That photo is from the Japanese Masters (i.e., seniors) League, which features some seriously bizarro uni designs (all this courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … ”

    Paul, please consider bestowing some kind of official UniWatch title on Dr. Brahm. Vice-President-for-Life, International Operations? Senior Mikado? Chief Correspondent, Overseas Phenomena? Director, Pacific Rim? Chief Arbiter, Global Fashions?

    Jeremy rules.

    PS. I really LIKE that Morocco uniform.[/quote]

    Broadway Connie, thanks for the comment.

    Actually I think that the Morocco uniform would have been fine with a single gradation from green to red. But instead, somebody at Asics must have got into their powerpoint graphic combinations and fell asleep on the enter button for like a half hour.

    Taha,

    Good catch on the argyle. I bet the coach did not realize it either. Wouldn’t it have great if he had a matching colored argyle. Please make it stop.

    Ricko,

    I sent the pictures to Paul on the Master League to emphasize the colors of the bats to match the uniforms.

    Tokyo Dreams in purple and yellow with a yellow bat.
    http://baseballplus....

    Osaka Romans in green with a green bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Fukuoka Zon-Dags in red with a red bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Sapporo Ambitious in white with a white bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Nagoya 80D’sers in blue with a blue bat
    http://baseballplus....

    I’m glad that Louisville Slugger does not offer all of these color combinations.[/quote]

    Yup (LOL) tough not to notice the bats.
    Looks like Mizuno, in turn, matched the shoes to the bats.

    —Ricko

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”331453″][quote comment=”331444″][quote comment=”331439″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.[/quote]

    How? Wasn’t Penn State unbeaten that year?[/quote]

    We were #1 all season until IU scored 21 garbage points in the fourth quarter (we still won by 20). Nebraska probably beat the Pacific, William and Mary or The Citadel that Saturday by 112 and leap frogged us all the way until Jan 2.

    Bitter much after 15 years? you bet! That was Joe’s best team ever. And that’s saying something.[/quote]

    Please note i was reliving the scores and matchups through 15 years of bitterness. The facts are most likely incorrect, but hopefully you all can relate to the sentiment.

  • mtjaws | May 28, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    Meanwhile, guess what they put up on the Shea scoreboard while the umps are video-reviewing a home run ball? This. After all the flash and razzle-dazzle of the usual scoreboard graphics, the sight of this plain, static thing just sitting there for several minutes was oddly refreshing.

    Maybe you’ve already noticed it and accepted it, but that picture is a closeup of the slanted Citi Field pizza logo, just with new words. But if you hadn’t noticed, then it probably won’t be as refreshing anymore!

    (and is there any shortcut to quoting from the main entry?)

  • marc | May 28, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”331405″]But the Yankees did wear some nifty red hats Monday.
    And they looked really swell.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    LOL.

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”331455″][quote comment=”331453″][quote comment=”331444″][quote comment=”331439″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.[/quote]

    How? Wasn’t Penn State unbeaten that year?[/quote]

    We were #1 all season until IU scored 21 garbage points in the fourth quarter (we still won by 20). Nebraska probably beat the Pacific, William and Mary or The Citadel that Saturday by 112 and leap frogged us all the way until Jan 2.

    Bitter much after 15 years? you bet! That was Joe’s best team ever. And that’s saying something.[/quote]

    Please note i was reliving the scores and matchups through 15 years of bitterness. The facts are most likely incorrect, but hopefully you all can relate to the sentiment.[/quote]

    A good team, for sure, but Nebraska (with Tommy Frazier pinch-QB’ing) finally beat Miami (with Warren Sapp) in the Orange Bowl that year and I think they were the best team in the country, though we’ll never know for sure.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 28, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”331380″]Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.[/quote]

    I still think they’re FAKE. “Rare Bugs Bunny VIII’s”??? Never seen a “rare” VIII produced. His whole collection is in question. But I LOVE Outkast!!

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    my apologies for bending the truth a bit…

    here’s what really happened

    The week after the Ohio State game (PSU 63 – OSU 14), Penn State once again rolled over their opponent. Penn State was up by three touchdowns over Indiana in the fourth quarter. Joe Paterno, who is notorious for not running up the score, pulled his starters in a show of class. Indiana scored two late touchdowns to make the final score of 35-29 look much closer than the game actually was. The uninformed poll voters, and there are uninformed voters out there, woke up the next day and saw the 35-29 box score thinking Penn State struggled over an inferior opponent. They dropped Penn State in the polls behind Nebraska, who had beaten #2 Colorado the week before.

    http://www.blackshoe...

  • johnny | May 28, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”331404″]Actually, I think the Sox crossed the alternate colored jersey bridge in 2004, not 2003, with their red alternates at home.[/quote]

    It was 2003. Derel Lowe superstitiously requested them for his home starts that year.

    http://www.redsoxdie...

  • jon | May 28, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    this is for kek and all the pittsburghers out there (or anyone else who cares lol)…

    i cant confirm the accuracy of the statement but a comment on pittblather (which broke the pitt switch to nike story in the first place) said that the switch will not be official until july 1. i would expect a press conference and an unveiling of new football uniforms (if there will be a new design) on that date. if i remember correctly, when adidas redesigned pitt’s football uniforms for the first time (and we brought back the “pitt” moniker), the press conference was around the beginning of july. that leads me to believe the information to be accurate. the switch to nike, however, is definitely accurate. basketball coach jamie dixon confirmed the switch, with his team included, in a q&a about a month ago that showed up in a number of area newspapers and i believe on pitt’s official athletics website. so to break down this novel of a post for you all:

    pitt will switch to nike, even for basketball. and expect an announcement or unveiling on/around july 1.

    HTP

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 28, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”331377″]1. Cardigans are awful.

    2. Lebron’s Soldier 3’s…I dont care if he wears mandals, I just want them to win.

    3. Sneakerheads…You at UW have NO IDEA the lengths to which my brethren will go…For laughs, youtube Fat Joe on MTV Cribs

    4. Corky Miller’s High stirrups=Yuck

    5. Reed Johnson’s Stirrups, Catch, and Home Run=Woo,Woo,Woo,Woo,Woo!

    http://www3.pictures...

    6. His teammate, Zambrano needs a hug.[/quote]

    Kosuke needs himself a pair of stirrups or at least solid high socks.

    I went through ABSOULTE MADNESS to obtain me the DMP pack a few years back. But it was sooooooo worth it! I will being through more crazines to get my hands on the Nike Sportswear Yeezy. I’m talking a 2.5 day campout.

    Believe me, there are people who are much worse than I am.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

  • Joe Young | May 28, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    I am looking to buy a jay bruce jersey, and i know the camo jerseys are not a big hit, but they are rare and kind of a neat idea, but anyway does anyone know if the reds will where them this year again? or was it one yr deal?

  • jon | May 28, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

    amen man, but the athletic department is still trying to forget that that logo ever existed. their quote is that it is only “a small but vocal minority” that prefer the script pitt logo (i’ve actually received that in an email, lol). that being said, i would love to see the script pitt as an alternate, done in the new colors. could anyone put together a mockup of that uniform?

  • Giancarlo | May 28, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Thinking of those ’76/’77 A’s makes me wonder about the biggest team overhauls from one season to the next. Marlins from ’97 to ’98 was nearly complete.. who else? I will half-assedly relate this to unis by framing these cases as the ultimate proof of Jerry Seinfeld’s line about rooting for laundry.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”331456″]Meanwhile, guess what they put up on the Shea scoreboard while the umps are video-reviewing a home run ball? This. After all the flash and razzle-dazzle of the usual scoreboard graphics, the sight of this plain, static thing just sitting there for several minutes was oddly refreshing.

    Maybe you’ve already noticed it and accepted it, but that picture is a closeup of the slanted Citi Field pizza logo, just with new words. But if you hadn’t noticed, then it probably won’t be as refreshing anymore!

    (and is there any shortcut to quoting from the main entry?)[/quote]

    GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    mike’s right…holey…shiat

    check it out

    paul…we wuz duped!!!

  • Fight | May 28, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”331465″]I am looking to buy a jay bruce jersey, and i know the camo jerseys are not a big hit, but they are rare and kind of a neat idea, but anyway does anyone know if the reds will where them this year again? or was it one yr deal?[/quote]
    I don’t see anything about a camo jersey on the team’s promotion schedule. Does this mean it won’t happen? No.

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”331450″]http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0807/greatest.individual.rivalries/images/ted-williams-joe-dimaggio.jpg

    Great pic.[/quote]
    Yes, it is.

    Now picture the same guys, but with the uniforms switched. Can’t wrap my brain around it.

  • Beardface | May 28, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    http://www.wisn.com/...

    [quote]A player for the Dodgers has been known to sleep with a baseball bat for protection after hearing odd noises. And two pairs of Florida Marlins players reportedly demand to share a room when they’re in Milwaukee because they’re afraid of ghosts.

    One of the St. Louis Cardinals told Miller on Wednesday about something that seemed paranormal in his room at the Pfister.

    “It was more like a moving light that kind of passed through the room. It was very strange. The room got a little bit chillier,” Cardinal Brendan Ryan said. “Strange things. Strange things.”[/quote]

    ooooh maaaaan, please let the names of those Marlins players come out… pleeeeaaaase

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”331470″][quote comment=”331450″]http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0807/greatest.individual.rivalries/images/ted-williams-joe-dimaggio.jpg

    Great pic.[/quote]
    Yes, it is.

    Now picture the same guys, but with the uniforms switched. Can’t wrap my brain around it.[/quote]

    yawkey & macphail could

  • Adam | May 28, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    Interesting tidbit about the Crystal Lake football photo. Not pictured is number 13, little Jason Vorhees. He eventually gave up football and took up hockey. Also is it me or does #116 look like the Beaver.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    more on 1994 PSU

    I think more than all-time wins, Paterno would love a college football playoff of some sort to be his legacy. He’s been pushing it for 35 years now.

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

    No surprise, no one has more undefeated seasons WITHOUT national titles. (4)

    5 undefeated seasons, one of which PSU won the national championship… the 1982 team that finished #1 lost to Alabama early in the season

  • TMD | May 28, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”331454″][quote comment=”331452″][quote comment=”331402″]”Whoa, seizure-inducing! That’s the Moroccan volleyball team (have your neurologist send the bill to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… It’s hard to see, but the Oregon track and field team now has “OREGON” in big letters down the back of their uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). …”

    “… Shocking find by Jeremy Brahm: Ichiro batting — or at least posing — cross-handed! … ”

    “… Interesting catcher’s gear here. That photo is from the Japanese Masters (i.e., seniors) League, which features some seriously bizarro uni designs (all this courtesy of Jeremy Brahm). … ”

    Paul, please consider bestowing some kind of official UniWatch title on Dr. Brahm. Vice-President-for-Life, International Operations? Senior Mikado? Chief Correspondent, Overseas Phenomena? Director, Pacific Rim? Chief Arbiter, Global Fashions?

    Jeremy rules.

    PS. I really LIKE that Morocco uniform.[/quote]

    Broadway Connie, thanks for the comment.

    Actually I think that the Morocco uniform would have been fine with a single gradation from green to red. But instead, somebody at Asics must have got into their powerpoint graphic combinations and fell asleep on the enter button for like a half hour.

    Taha,

    Good catch on the argyle. I bet the coach did not realize it either. Wouldn’t it have great if he had a matching colored argyle. Please make it stop.

    Ricko,

    I sent the pictures to Paul on the Master League to emphasize the colors of the bats to match the uniforms.

    Tokyo Dreams in purple and yellow with a yellow bat.
    http://baseballplus....

    Osaka Romans in green with a green bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Fukuoka Zon-Dags in red with a red bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Sapporo Ambitious in white with a white bat
    http://baseballplus....

    Nagoya 80D’sers in blue with a blue bat
    http://baseballplus....

    I’m glad that Louisville Slugger does not offer all of these color combinations.[/quote]

    Yup (LOL) tough not to notice the bats.
    Looks like Mizuno, in turn, matched the shoes to the bats.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m not sure what’s worse, those uniforms or Oregon’s football jerseys?

  • kindredspirit | May 28, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    Any word on the new 76ers logo?

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”331475″]more on 1994 PSU

    I think more than all-time wins, Paterno would love a college football playoff of some sort to be his legacy. He’s been pushing it for 35 years now.

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

    No surprise, no one has more undefeated seasons WITHOUT national titles. (4)

    5 undefeated seasons, one of which PSU won the national championship… the 1982 team that finished #1 lost to Alabama early in the season[/quote]

    You could argue that three of those undefeated teams, in his early years, did not play a strong enough schedule to be No. 1, but this argument, I admit, is undercut by BYU’s championship in 1984. The ’94 team probably deserved a co-championship with Nebraska (see Nebraska and Michigan in 1997, Miami and Washington in 1991, and Colorado and Georgia Tech in 1990).

  • mtjaws | May 28, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”331472″]http://www.wisn.com/cnn-news/19586075/detail.html

    [quote]A player for the Dodgers has been known to sleep with a baseball bat for protection after hearing odd noises. And two pairs of Florida Marlins players reportedly demand to share a room when they’re in Milwaukee because they’re afraid of ghosts.

    One of the St. Louis Cardinals told Miller on Wednesday about something that seemed paranormal in his room at the Pfister.

    “It was more like a moving light that kind of passed through the room. It was very strange. The room got a little bit chillier,” Cardinal Brendan Ryan said. “Strange things. Strange things.”[/quote]

    ooooh maaaaan, please let the names of those Marlins players come out… pleeeeaaaase[/quote]

    The Marlins’ announcers talked about this same incident after their trip to Milwaukee a few weeks ago. But they didn’t name names!

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”331474″]Interesting tidbit about the Crystal Lake football photo. Not pictured is number 13, little Jason Vorhees. He eventually gave up football and took up hockey. Also is it me or does #116 look like the Beaver.[/quote]

    Post #25…great minds think alike.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  • CC | May 28, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”331459″][quote comment=”331380″]Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.[/quote]

    I still think they’re FAKE. “Rare Bugs Bunny VIII’s”??? Never seen a “rare” VIII produced. His whole collection is in question. But I LOVE Outkast!![/quote]

    While those Jordan’s Big Boi is wearing do look fake, it seems hard to believe he would be at a sneaker convention wearing fakes. Sneakerheads are pretty crazy when it comes to fakes. I think they would have to call him out on it.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=\”331478\”][quote comment=\”331475\”]more on 1994 PSU

    I think more than all-time wins, Paterno would love a college football playoff of some sort to be his legacy. He\’s been pushing it for 35 years now.

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

    No surprise, no one has more undefeated seasons WITHOUT national titles. (4)

    5 undefeated seasons, one of which PSU won the national championship… the 1982 team that finished #1 lost to Alabama early in the season[/quote]

    You could argue that three of those undefeated teams, in his early years, did not play a strong enough schedule to be No. 1, but this argument, I admit, is undercut by BYU\’s championship in 1984. The \’94 team probably deserved a co-championship with Nebraska (see Nebraska and Michigan in 1997, Miami and Washington in 1991, and Colorado and Georgia Tech in 1990).[/quote]

    i think the whole “we need to get tom osborne a title” sentiment from 1994 is what really sticks in our craw. (is craw a real word??) especially when nebraska clearly had the best team in the country the following year.

    miami rolled over like dogs in that orange bowl btw. i felt dirty after rooting for them.

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”331473″][quote comment=”331470″][quote comment=”331450″]http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0807/greatest.individual.rivalries/images/ted-williams-joe-dimaggio.jpg

    Great pic.[/quote]
    Yes, it is.

    Now picture the same guys, but with the uniforms switched. Can’t wrap my brain around it.[/quote]

    yawkey & macphail could[/quote]
    Sure, until the morning after….

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]
    Why is it riduculous? It’s PSU’s final home game of the season. So it is truly the ultimate home game of the 2009 season.

    And nobody’s forcing the t-shirts on anyone. If first-timers want something to commemorate the occasion, they can buy something else.

    And to answer the original question, the Eastern Illinois game would be a less consequential game. At least IU is a Big Ten opponent.

  • Hank | May 28, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”331481″]Red Sox relief pitcher gets dropped off at the mound[/quote]
    Now that is a bullpen cart.

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    riduculous?

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”331482″][quote comment=”331459″][quote comment=”331380″]Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.[/quote]

    I still think they’re FAKE. “Rare Bugs Bunny VIII’s”??? Never seen a “rare” VIII produced. His whole collection is in question. But I LOVE Outkast!![/quote]

    While those Jordan’s Big Boi is wearing do look fake, it seems hard to believe he would be at a sneaker convention wearing fakes. Sneakerheads are pretty crazy when it comes to fakes. I think they would have to call him out on it.[/quote]

    Hmmm…I disagree

    http://sneakermaniac...

    http://images.niceki...

    http://www.kicksonfi...

    http://solecollector...

    http://solecollector...

    http://64.202.190.13...

    http://64.202.190.13...

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”331486″][quote comment=”331481″]Red Sox relief pitcher gets dropped off at the mound[/quote]
    Now that is a bullpen cart.[/quote]
    check out the Indians (C) logo on the tie clad usher
    good stuff those LIFE pics

  • Giancarlo | May 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    I agree that those are NBA vests/waistcoats, not NBA cardigans. It’s the material that counts & a cardigan is a sweater, so it needs to be wool or cotton. BTW if those were made of wool they would be 100% more snazzy.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”331485″][And to answer the original question, the Eastern Illinois game would be a less consequential game. At least IU is a Big Ten opponent.[/quote]
    I’ve seen Tshirts like this for a few years now: not that I’ve noticed them for EVERY game but they do sell for big game (and obviously, early in the year because that t-shirt ain’t agonna sell for the outdoor game in Minnesota on the Saturday before Thanksgiving).

    JTH, sorry about the mixup yesterday: I saw your statement about responding to your own item and I assumed you had written something a few days before, so I was searching the archives. A failure of imagination on my part to think that it was something from the same day. My bad. However, nice story about a band sending out some tees just to support some Little Leaguers.

  • leon | May 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    —Idiom3. stick in one’s craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle: She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.

  • DaveMac | May 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    I would love some kind of shirt for Milwaukee County Stadium. The problem is I have no idea what it should say. That place was such a dump and Miller Park is 1,000 times better. But some kind of t-shirt would be cool. I’ll post if I have any ideas.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”331489″][quote comment=”331486″][quote comment=”331481″]Red Sox relief pitcher gets dropped off at the mound[/quote]
    Now that is a bullpen cart.[/quote]
    What, no trivia contest to name the year the picture was taken?? :-)

    Or at least name the pitcher…..

  • johnny griswold | May 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”331370″]FIRST[/quote]

    Dude, you’re soooo lucky.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”331493″]I would love some kind of shirt for Milwaukee County Stadium. The problem is I have no idea what it should say. That place was such a dump and Miller Park is 1,000 times better. But some kind of t-shirt would be cool. I’ll post if I have any ideas.[/quote]I’m not a Milwaukean, but IMHO since Miller is such a local icon there isn’t much of a backlash against the current name.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”331484″][quote comment=”331473″][quote comment=”331470″][quote comment=”331450″]http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0807/greatest.individual.rivalries/images/ted-williams-joe-dimaggio.jpg

    Great pic.[/quote]
    Yes, it is.

    Now picture the same guys, but with the uniforms switched. Can’t wrap my brain around it.[/quote]

    yawkey & macphail could[/quote]
    Sure, until the morning after….[/quote]

    isn’t that always the case ;)

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”331494″][quote comment=”331489″][quote comment=”331486″][quote comment=”331481″]Red Sox relief pitcher gets dropped off at the mound[/quote]
    Now that is a bullpen cart.[/quote]
    What, no trivia contest to name the year the picture was taken?? :-)

    License plate says 1955.

    Or at least name the pitcher…..[/quote]

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”331485″][quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]
    Why is it riduculous? ….. So it is truly the ultimate home game of the 2009 season..[/quote]

    Ultimate home game? What does that mean? If they are 5-5, will it all come down to IU-PSU? Can we just wait until September before we christen this game with a cliche? That’s why it’s ridiculous.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”331498″]License plate says 1955.[/quote]
    Ricko, this blog definitely needs some sarcasm tags. :-) I was joking about yesteday with the jigsaw puzzle when people merely looked at the copyright date.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”331500″][quote comment=”331498″]License plate says 1955.[/quote]
    Ricko, this blog definitely needs some sarcasm tags. :-) I was joking about yesteday with the jigsaw puzzle when people merely looked at the copyright date.[/quote]

    Yup. What I meant, too, what with the license plate right there. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Well we all fell in love in the bullpen car with the team’s helmet. When the Daiei Hawks had their “Hawks Head” helmet, the bullpen car was painted to look like the helmet. Sadly they did have used the helmet as a cover for the players.

    http://kitaham.hp.in...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Hell, all I know is I really wanna watch Triumph interview Mike Vick.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”331482″][quote comment=”331459″][quote comment=”331380″]Big Boi has been catching a lot of heat for those “Jordan VIII’s” in the sneakerhead community because they appear to be fake as a $3 bill and I concur.[/quote]

    I still think they’re FAKE. “Rare Bugs Bunny VIII’s”??? Never seen a “rare” VIII produced. His whole collection is in question. But I LOVE Outkast!![/quote]

    While those Jordan’s Big Boi is wearing do look fake, it seems hard to believe he would be at a sneaker convention wearing fakes. Sneakerheads are pretty crazy when it comes to fakes. I think they would have to call him out on it.[/quote]

    The wearing of fakes and passing them off as “PE” kicks is deplorable.

    Darrell Mitchell, a guard at LSU wore questionable kicks while playing, and got ripped apart on Sneakerhead boards:

    http://64.202.190.13...

    http://cache.gettyim...

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”331503″]Hell, all I know is I really wanna watch Triumph interview Mike Vick.[/quote]

    Hey…you owe me one gumball machine…I mean keyboard.

    Great Post

  • Bernard | May 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”331499″][quote comment=”331485″][quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]
    Why is it riduculous? ….. So it is truly the ultimate home game of the 2009 season..[/quote]

    Ultimate home game? What does that mean? If they are 5-5, will it all come down to IU-PSU? Can we just wait until September before we christen this game with a cliche? That’s why it’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Ultimate, as in, last:
    http://dictionary.re...

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”331493″]I would love some kind of shirt for Milwaukee County Stadium. The problem is I have no idea what it should say. That place was such a dump and Miller Park is 1,000 times better. But some kind of t-shirt would be cool. I’ll post if I have any ideas.[/quote]
    I was with you until you hit that second sentence.

    Sure, County Stadium needed a coat of paint by the end. But there was no finer place to watch a ballgame.

    Miller Park is nice, but I prefer to watch my baseball outdoors, under an open sky.

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”331507″][quote comment=”331493″]I would love some kind of shirt for Milwaukee County Stadium. The problem is I have no idea what it should say. That place was such a dump and Miller Park is 1,000 times better. But some kind of t-shirt would be cool. I’ll post if I have any ideas.[/quote]
    I was with you until you hit that second sentence.

    Sure, County Stadium needed a coat of paint by the end. But there was no finer place to watch a ballgame.

    Miller Park is nice, but I prefer to watch my baseball outdoors, under an open sky.[/quote]
    Dammit. Third sentence is the one I took issue with.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [/quote]

    Ultimate home game? What does that mean? If they are 5-5, will it all come down to IU-PSU? Can we just wait until September before we christen this game with a cliche? That’s why it’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    november in state college means a 95% chance of cold, windy rain. with about 500 of beaver stadium’s 105,000 seats covered, tickets will be below face value from scalpers. there will be nothing ultimate about it.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    “Sure, County Stadium needed a coat of paint by the end. But there was no finer place to watch a ballgame.”

    Ditto for Met Stadium, which of course was County Stadium updated so it was sans posts.

    Man, I miss that ballpark. Work right across the freeway from Mall of America, so I’m reminded of it almost daily.

    —Ricko

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    i had no idea the #1 meaning of ultimate was last or latest. thank you for that lesson.

    not sure how/when those dictionary rankings were done (when did noah webster pass?) but ultimate, at least in the northeast, 99% of the time means best.

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”331506″][quote comment=”331499″][quote comment=”331485″][quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]
    Why is it riduculous? ….. So it is truly the ultimate home game of the 2009 season..[/quote]

    Ultimate home game? What does that mean? If they are 5-5, will it all come down to IU-PSU? Can we just wait until September before we christen this game with a cliche? That’s why it’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Ultimate, as in, last:
    http://dictionary.re...

    Oh boy, talk about a stretch. BTW, I just bought my tickets for the Nationals “ultimate” game on September 30th. I hope they have t-shirts made for the occasion.

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    in the Nationals case it would be the “Ultmate” home game

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331512″][quote comment=”331506″][quote comment=”331499″][quote comment=”331485″][quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]
    Why is it riduculous? ….. So it is truly the ultimate home game of the 2009 season..[/quote]

    Ultimate home game? What does that mean? If they are 5-5, will it all come down to IU-PSU? Can we just wait until September before we christen this game with a cliche? That’s why it’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Ultimate, as in, last:
    http://dictionary.re...

    Oh boy, talk about a stretch.

    BTW, I just bought my tickets for the Nationals “ultimate” game on September 30th. I hope they have t-shirts made for the occasion.[/quote]

    Of course they are playing the Mets so it could “all come down to this”, but not for the Nats.

  • Paul Lukas | May 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”331514″]Of course they are playing the Mets so it could “all come down to this“, but not for the Nats.[/quote]

    (fixed)

    although i might wanna borrow “they’re gonna do it” from jth…not

  • Bernard | May 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”331511″]i had no idea the #1 meaning of ultimate was last or latest. thank you for that lesson.

    not sure how/when those dictionary rankings were done (when did noah webster pass?) but ultimate, at least in the northeast, 99% of the time means best.[/quote]

    Believe me, I get it. Ultimate is hardly ever used that way. I mean, this guy is definitely not “last”:

    http://www.wiskate.c...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    “It all comes down to this…we’re actually selling t-shirts for individual games now cuz every single thing we do is an event, even our one-time late-August filler with Upper Backwater State Teachers College.

    “Next year, look for our ‘Second Workout of the Day During Two-a-Days’ shirts. Collect ’em all!!!”

    (Not picking on PSU, just the concept in general)

    Actually, I like the MLB “Day Game After A Night Game” on-field logo and hat-patch idea. Would make those games so much more special.

    —Ricko

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”331462″]this is for kek and all the pittsburghers out there (or anyone else who cares lol)…

    i cant confirm the accuracy of the statement but a comment on pittblather (which broke the pitt switch to nike story in the first place) said that the switch will not be official until july 1. i would expect a press conference and an unveiling of new football uniforms (if there will be a new design) on that date. if i remember correctly, when adidas redesigned pitt’s football uniforms for the first time (and we brought back the “pitt” moniker), the press conference was around the beginning of july. that leads me to believe the information to be accurate. the switch to nike, however, is definitely accurate. basketball coach jamie dixon confirmed the switch, with his team included, in a q&a about a month ago that showed up in a number of area newspapers and i believe on pitt’s official athletics website. so to break down this novel of a post for you all:

    pitt will switch to nike, even for basketball. and expect an announcement or unveiling on/around july 1.

    HTP[/quote]
    Thanks Jon, I’ll be on the lookout. Went to Pitt Blather to see if there was any other info but the site appears to be down right now.

    I wonder what basketball will look like, SOD? I’m not a fan of what Adidas has done with football but the basketball unis have been OK with me.

    I’m curious to see what Nike will do design-wise to both sports. Curious and afraid!

    The positive side is I like the Nike sideline/fangear better than Adidas. I don’t own any Adidas hats because I never cared for any of them but the Nike caps I bought were all very nice IMO. The drifit (is that is?) adidas coach’s polos are good but Nike sweatshirts are better.

    we shall see.

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”331518″]”It all comes down to this…we’re actually selling t-shirts for individual games now cuz every single thing we do is an event, even our one-time late-August filler with Upper Backwater State Teachers College.

    “Next year, look for our ‘Second Workout of the Day During Two-a-Days’ shirts. Collect ’em all!!!”

    (Not picking on PSU, just the concept in general)

    Actually, I like the MLB “Day Game After A Night Game” on-field logo and hat-patch idea. Would make those games so much more special.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Amen.

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”331512″]Oh boy, talk about a stretch.

    BTW, I just bought my tickets for the Nationals “ultimate” game on September 30th. I hope they have t-shirts made for the occasion.[/quote]
    If they do, are you gonna buy one?

    Not to belabor this, but I think you’re missing my point. You said “The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous.” but you said that the phrase they used is ridiculous. What catchy slogan should they use? Perhaps “IT’S THE LAST HOME GAME. WE’RE PLAYING THE HOOSIERS. DEAL WITH IT.” would be acceptable?

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”331516″]although i might wanna borrow “they’re gonna do it” from jth…not[/quote]
    You mean It’s Gonna Happen™?

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”331466″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

    amen man, but the athletic department is still trying to forget that that logo ever existed. their quote is that it is only “a small but vocal minority” that prefer the script pitt logo (i’ve actually received that in an email, lol). that being said, i would love to see the script pitt as an alternate, done in the new colors. could anyone put together a mockup of that uniform?[/quote]
    small but vocal minority my ass…they have no problem selling throwback/retro gear at primo prices. Who sent you that email, someone from the administration? The reason I ask is because it sounds like something Paul Zeise of the Post-Gazette said to me in a heated back-and-forth I had with him last year. He gets so mad in the Q&A when someone asks him about the script.

  • Jim | May 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

    That will always be “the look” for Pitt in my opinion. And I’d love to see that helmet next to Penn State’s on a t-shirt in the near future. I love JoePa, but I don’t agree that they should have moved to the Big Eleven. If they would have waited a few years they’d be in the Big East where they belong.

    On another subject, I LOVE the colored bats in the Japanese Masters League. The unis, not so much.

    The Moroccan volleyball unis are like a car wreck: I want to look away, but I just can’t…

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”331523″][quote comment=”331516″]although i might wanna borrow “they’re gonna do it” from jth…not[/quote]
    You mean It’s Gonna Happen™?[/quote]

    SHIT

    i is a idiot…i feel like powers woo woo

    btw…is yer work email not workin’? check yer yahoo acct.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”331507″]Miller Park is nice, but I prefer to watch my baseball outdoors, under an open sky.[/quote]
    I’ve only been up to Milwaukee once a season (if that) since the park opened. But on every occasion when I was thinking “I hope the roof is open today” it was open.

    The rationalization for the HumpDome was that Minnesota was a regional franchise and the bars in Duluth, Sioux Falls and other points that organized bus trips wanted some certainty that the game wouldn’t be rained out. I imagine the Brewers use the same reasoning.

    And I think Miller has a great solution. I don’t mind a cold game, but being outside in the rain is another story altogether.

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”331526″][quote comment=”331523″][quote comment=”331516″]although i might wanna borrow “they’re gonna do it” from jth…not[/quote]
    You mean It’s Gonna Happen™?[/quote]

    SHIT

    i is a idiot…i feel like powers woo woo

    btw…is yer work email not workin’? check yer yahoo acct.[/quote]
    You getting a failure notice? My inbox is probably full.

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”331521″][quote comment=”331512″]Oh boy, talk about a stretch.

    BTW, I just bought my tickets for the Nationals “ultimate” game on September 30th. I hope they have t-shirts made for the occasion.[/quote]
    If they do, are you gonna buy one?

    Not to belabor this, but I think you’re missing my point. You said “The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous.” but you said that the phrase they used is ridiculous. What catchy slogan should they use? Perhaps “IT’S THE LAST HOME GAME. WE’RE PLAYING THE HOOSIERS. DEAL WITH IT.” would be acceptable?[/quote]

    No. How about the two helmets, the date and a nice picture of JoePa. Why must we name everything? When a catchy name comes along, great, go with it. But everything is so forced, and in this case months before the fact. I’m not suggesting I have a better design for the IU-PSU gameday t-shirt. When I begin collecting the royalties, I’ll work on it. Until then, it’s ridiculous.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote]You getting a failure notice? [/quote]

    pretty much every day of my life

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”331521″]What catchy slogan should they use? Perhaps “IT’S THE LAST HOME GAME. WE’RE PLAYING THE HOOSIERS. DEAL WITH IT.” would be acceptable?[/quote]

    How about “We’re glad you’re here, spending hours of your time driving on two-lane roads to watch a blowout game-we know that instead of being here you could have gone to Pittsburgh with its modern stadium and conveniences to watch Pitt play Notre Dame”?

    :-D

  • ritom | May 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Paul, are you familiar with this book?

    It’s not strictly uni-related but does tie in to the Kerouac part of the ESPN column. A great read in any case.

  • TMD | May 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”331531″][quote comment=”331521″]What catchy slogan should they use? Perhaps “IT’S THE LAST HOME GAME. WE’RE PLAYING THE HOOSIERS. DEAL WITH IT.” would be acceptable?[/quote]

    How about “We’re glad you’re here, spending hours of your time driving on two-lane roads to watch a blowout game-we know that instead of being here you could have gone to Pittsburgh with its modern stadium and conveniences to watch Pitt play Notre Dame”?

    :-D[/quote]

    Maybe that’s what “ultimate” really means? Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice by giving up your day to watch a crappy game in bad weather.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    2009 Rickwood Classic was played yesterday in Birmingham. Mississippi Braves beat the Birmingham Barons. It’s the one game of the year the Barons play at Rickwood Field, America’s oldest active ballpark. Both teams wear throwback unis to commemorate the event. Both teams wore early 1980s uniforms. The M-Braves went with the powder blue Atlanta Braves road uniforms from 1982, and the Barons wore their own uniforms from the same time period.

    http://birmingham.ba...

    (the picture attached to the article is NOT what the Barons wore – that’s their current uniform).

    Still looking for pics from yesterday’s game. Here’s some images from previous Rickwood Classics:

    2007:
    http://web.minorleag...

    http://www.minorleag...

    2008:
    http://farm3.static....

    http://farm4.static....

    http://talesfromther...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://farm4.static....

    2006:
    http://kennysmith.or...

    http://farm2.static....

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    “The rationalization for the HumpDome was that Minnesota was a regional franchise and the bars in Duluth, Sioux Falls and other points that organized bus trips wanted some certainty that the game wouldn’t be rained out.”

    The “curiousness” of that logic has always confounded me. Don’t Red Sox fans from Vermont or Maine have the same problem? Or Braves fans from Savannah? Indians or Reds fans from Dayton? Cubs fans from Springfield?

    I mean, really. If we are to eliminate bad weather altogether then (God forbid) we’re back to the discussion that the W-S should be in a warm weather neutral site or a dome. Who the hell plays baseball outdoors when it’s at or near freezing?

    Can’t have it both ways, folks.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.

  • timmy b | May 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    TommyD,

    I am with you that the 1994 PSU squad was great, but I’d say on the offensive side as being the greatest Nittany Lions team ever.

    I have to say the 1969 team had the best PSU D ever. Mike Reid, Jack Ham, Steve Smear, Dennis Onkotz, Neal Smith. All-Americans all.

    I think the best TEAM PSU ever had was the 1986 national champion team.

    The 1978 team was a darned good one, too.

    Kinda wish they’d put the numbers back on the helmets this season in tribute to the 1969 team (40th anniversary).

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”331536″][quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.[/quote]
    LOL, you’ll have to talk to the owners of Max’s Allegheny Tavern on the mason jars!

    Honey? That’s Spaten, one of the best adult beverages known to man! http://www.theoktobe...

    Connelly can back me up, that’s a tasty beverage.

  • Fight | May 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”331536″]How about the two helmets, the date and a nice picture of JoePa. Why must we name everything? When a catchy name comes along, great, go with it. But everything is so forced, and in this case months before the fact. I’m not suggesting I have a better design for the IU-PSU gameday t-shirt. When I begin collecting the royalties, I’ll work on it.

    Until then, it’s ridiculous.[/quote]
    Yeah, if you absolutely must sell a “special event” souvenir, then the two helmets & date (with or without Paterno’s picture) on the shirt would be the classy option.

    Realistically, it’s probably in their best interest to downplay the actual opponent in this case. Y’know, if they actually want the shirts to sell.

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”331538″][quote comment=”331536″][quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.[/quote]
    LOL, you’ll have to talk to the owners of Max’s Allegheny Tavern on the mason jars!

    Honey? That’s Spaten, one of the best adult beverages known to man! http://www.theoktobe...

    Connelly can back me up, that’s a tasty beverage.[/quote]
    Spaten’s good stuff. But the one you’re holding has absolutely no head on it so it does look like you’re holding a jar of honey in that pic.

    I guess it was a good thing you weren’t wearing a red shirt with a yellow Pitt hat at the time.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331532″]Paul, are you familiar with this book?

    It’s not strictly uni-related but does tie in to the Kerouac part of the ESPN column. A great read in any case.[/quote]

    The one time I tried to run a fantasy baseball league I called it the Universal Baseball Association. I don’t think any of the players got the reference.

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”331541″][quote comment=”331538″][quote comment=”331536″][quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.[/quote]
    LOL, you’ll have to talk to the owners of Max’s Allegheny Tavern on the mason jars!

    Honey? That’s Spaten, one of the best adult beverages known to man! http://www.theoktobe...

    Connelly can back me up, that’s a tasty beverage.[/quote]
    Spaten’s good stuff. But the one you’re holding has absolutely no head on it so it does look like you’re holding a jar of honey in that pic.

    I guess it was a good thing you weren’t wearing a red shirt with a yellow Pitt hat at the time.[/quote]

    I knew it was SOME kind of alcoholic beverage…oh bother, I’m just a bear of very little brain

  • joe | May 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

  • DenverGregg | May 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up…http://sports.espn.g...
    . . . and links outstanding photos of custom bobbles!

  • Fight | May 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...
    have you been there Joe? i haven’t, but have heard great things. as i am a freelance (translated: unemployed) writer in Cincinnati, i would be happy to drive Mr. Lukas and friends around in the old mini van … 18 drink holders you know

  • mike | May 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”331439″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    Indiana, namely Randle El, did cost PSU a National Championship in 1994 (I still cringe when I see him on a football field), but I agree that t-shirt copy is a bit over the top for that game.[/quote]
    Randle El was not at IU in 1994, I believe his final year of college was 2001.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    Why do I love the Life archives? They keep adding stuff. I swear they just added this photo.

    Harmon Killebrew, classic Senators uni, cool coke ad, young fans. That photo has everything!

    Also:

    Killebrew batting in a Senators uni

    Killebrew batting in a Twins uni

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”331543″][quote comment=”331541″][quote comment=”331538″][quote comment=”331536″][quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.[/quote]
    LOL, you’ll have to talk to the owners of Max’s Allegheny Tavern on the mason jars!

    Honey? That’s Spaten, one of the best adult beverages known to man! http://www.theoktobe...

    Connelly can back me up, that’s a tasty beverage.[/quote]
    Spaten’s good stuff. But the one you’re holding has absolutely no head on it so it does look like you’re holding a jar of honey in that pic.

    I guess it was a good thing you weren’t wearing a red shirt with a yellow Pitt hat at the time.[/quote]

    I knew it was SOME kind of alcoholic beverage…oh bother, I’m just a bear of very little brain[/quote]
    Ha! It really does look like a jary of honey, must be the way the light hit it. My first beer that day was a yuengling but that was before I saddled up to the bar and saw that they had Spaten on tap. I didn’t see paul till a couple beers later (and he’s the one that took the picture) so I’d have to guess that’s Spaten but that day was kind of a blur!

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”331540″][quote comment=”331536″]How about the two helmets, the date and a nice picture of JoePa. Why must we name everything? When a catchy name comes along, great, go with it. But everything is so forced, and in this case months before the fact. I’m not suggesting I have a better design for the IU-PSU gameday t-shirt. When I begin collecting the royalties, I’ll work on it.

    Until then, it’s ridiculous.[/quote]
    Yeah, if you absolutely must sell a “special event” souvenir, then the two helmets & date (with or without Paterno’s picture) on the shirt would be the classy option.

    Realistically, it’s probably in their best interest to downplay the actual opponent in this case. Y’know, if they actually want the shirts to sell.[/quote]

    Some savvy shirtmaker (hmmm, do we know anyone?) could save a lot on design costs–and sell to any team—by just making shirts that said…
    FIRST HOME GAME, 2009
    SECOND HOME GAME, 2009
    THIRD HOME GAME, 2009
    and so on.
    (in team colors, of course)
    No rights fees, no nuthin’

    —Ricko

  • Namhob | May 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]
    I’m in Bellevue, KY…and I’m there, just name it.

  • Paul Lukas | May 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

    That place is TOTALLY on my list. Soon!

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”331527″][quote comment=”331507″]Miller Park is nice, but I prefer to watch my baseball outdoors, under an open sky.[/quote]
    I’ve only been up to Milwaukee once a season (if that) since the park opened. But on every occasion when I was thinking “I hope the roof is open today” it was open.

    The rationalization for the HumpDome was that Minnesota was a regional franchise and the bars in Duluth, Sioux Falls and other points that organized bus trips wanted some certainty that the game wouldn’t be rained out. I imagine the Brewers use the same reasoning.

    And I think Miller has a great solution. I don’t mind a cold game, but being outside in the rain is another story altogether.[/quote]

    I have no problem with the idea of a roof.

    My problem with the Keg is the roof design. The way it’s constructed, even when it’s open the roof is ever-present, looming over the action (not to mention casting very long shadows).

    Even on the sunniest July day, Miller Park feels enclosed and indoors. It’s a shame.

  • Ry Co 40 | May 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”331538″][quote comment=”331536″][quote comment=”331522″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....
    Someone after my heart: http://farm4.static....

    I automatically think of Ironhead when I see that design:

    http://www.geocities...

    And who drinks honey out of a mason jar?

    I guess I is a idiot too.[/quote]
    LOL, you’ll have to talk to the owners of Max’s Allegheny Tavern on the mason jars!

    Honey? That’s Spaten, one of the best adult beverages known to man! http://www.theoktobe...

    Connelly can back me up, that’s a tasty beverage.[/quote]

    agreed! even tastier when you know kek owes you one! haha. kidding. it is good though!

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”331552″][quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

    That place is TOTALLY on my list. Soon![/quote]

    As long as the Bengals stay in Cincinatti, it will be on this guys’ list too:

    http://www.fbi.gov/l...

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Just looking at the photo from Paul’s trip to ICIS and is that a Giants jersey just above his hat? Didn’t we have this discussion of wearing the wrong sport to a home game?

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right

  • TommyD | May 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    wow! my sincerest apologies to all. I guess i don’t like randle el for other reasons. (i was fresh out of college in 1994 and no doubt drank a bit too much on football saturdays)

    here is IUs account of that fateful saturday

    Nov 5, 1994
    Undefeated, Penn State rolls into Bloomington and is provided with a stern test. The Hoosiers score 22 points in the fourth quarter, including a 40-yard pass from Chris Dittoe to Dorian Wilkerson with no time remaining on the clock to pull to within 35-29. The IU defense “holds” the PSU offense to 469 total yards. Chris Dittoe is 21 of 35 for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Ki-Jana Carter adds 192 yards rushing for the Nittany Lions. The narrow victory eventually costs PSU the national championship.

    http://www.collegefo...

    for the life of me i thought the IU qb that day was randle el!!

    oh well…
    (wipes egg of face)

    randle el makes a better villain that chris dittoe, you have to give me that!

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”331548″]Why do I love the Life archives? They keep adding stuff. I swear they just added this photo.

    Harmon Killebrew, classic Senators uni, cool coke ad, young fans. That photo has everything!

    Also:

    Killebrew batting in a Senators uni

    Killebrew batting in a Twins uni[/quote]

    This has been done before, but some people here on UW NEED to be recognized:

    A. Jeremy Brahm: Director of Pacific Rim Operations

    B. Teebz: Supervisor of All Things Hockey

    C. Brinke Guthrie: Tennis Supervisor

    D. Pretty Boy Paulie: Art Director

    E. Squiddie: Caretaker of Historical Images

    F. Ricko, LWeidy, Larry B and Terry Proctor: Council of Elders

    G. Bryan Justman, assisted by Ryan Connelly: DIY Consortium

    H. M. Princip: Football Helmet Historian Emeritus

  • TMD | May 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    The first few paragraphs of this story might be of interest to those of us who follow the “writing on the cap brim” phenomenon. Enjoy.

    http://www.kentstate...

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    “F. Ricko, LWeidy, Larry B and Terry Proctor: Council of Elders”

    So do we get to call people “Grasshopper” now?

  • Peter Wunsch | May 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    Springsteen’s tour in 2004 actually had shiorts numbered 1, 2, etc. indicating which show you were going to.

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote]F. Ricko[/quote]

    heh

    you can call anyone younger than you ‘grasshopper’

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”331557″]Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right[/quote]

    If it’s ’55, I’ll say either Tom Brewer or Willard Nixon pitching to either Vic Wertz or Dale Mitchell (wish I had my book of MLB numbers here, cuz a couple of numbers show in the photo).

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”331563″][quote]F. Ricko[/quote]

    heh

    you can call anyone younger than you ‘grasshopper'[/quote]

    So basically anyone other than this guy:

    http://tebowheisman....

  • MPowers1634 | May 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”331565″][quote comment=”331563″][quote]F. Ricko[/quote]

    heh

    you can call anyone younger than you ‘grasshopper'[/quote]

    So basically anyone other than this guy:

    http://tebowheisman....

    all kidding aside, check out the URL of the above pic!

  • mike 2 | May 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”331557″]Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right[/quote]

    Sunday, July 17, 1955

    Tom Brewer throws a no-hitter for the Red Sox in game 1 of the doubleheader.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”331564″][quote comment=”331557″]Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right[/quote]

    If it’s ’55, I’ll say either Tom Brewer or Willard Nixon pitching to either Vic Wertz or Dale Mitchell (wish I had my book of MLB numbers here, cuz a couple of numbers show in the photo).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Tom Brewer is correct. I have a different Indian at bat.

  • mike 2 | May 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    And by no-hitter, I mean 3 hit shutout.

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”331563″][quote]F. Ricko[/quote]

    heh

    you can call anyone younger than you ‘grasshopper'[/quote]

    So that would be Tom Selleck, no.
    Gilbert Gottfried, yes.

    Okay, got it.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | May 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”331568″][quote comment=”331564″][quote comment=”331557″]Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right[/quote]

    If it’s ’55, I’ll say either Tom Brewer or Willard Nixon pitching to either Vic Wertz or Dale Mitchell (wish I had my book of MLB numbers here, cuz a couple of numbers show in the photo).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Tom Brewer is correct. I have a different Indian at bat.[/quote]

    Drat.
    Ferris Fain? He spent some time with the Indians that year, I think.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”331567″][quote comment=”331557″]Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

    this one comes from Squiddie:

    in honor of “today’s discussion on UW re: the relief pitcher. I think the relief pitcher was being dropped off in the second game. This is from the first game of a double header”

    Take Your Best Shot

    (lance will monitor the results) … i’ll owe a coke to the first one who gets it right[/quote]

    Sunday, July 17, 1955

    Tom Brewer throws a no-hitter for the Red Sox in game 1 of the doubleheader.[/quote]

    Bing bing!

    Correct on the date and pitcher. Baseball Reference lists it as a 3-hit shut out by Brewer. (And I think that’s Ferris Fain #33 at bat.)

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote]Sunday, July 17, 1955

    Tom Brewer throws a no-hitter for the Red Sox in game 1 of the doubleheader.[/quote]

    mr. styczen, i owe you a coke

    …did you get my last email (sent tuesday) on the uni-tracking? i haven’t heard back from you…gimme a shout either way…thanks!

  • mike 2 | May 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”331573″][quote]Sunday, July 17, 1955

    Tom Brewer throws a no-hitter for the Red Sox in game 1 of the doubleheader.[/quote]

    mr. styczen, i owe you a coke

    …did you get my last email (sent tuesday) on the uni-tracking? i haven’t heard back from you…gimme a shout either way…thanks![/quote]

    On its way this p.m.

  • Squiddie | May 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    OK, one last post from the Life archives from 1961:

    Duffle bags at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles

    From top left: Boston Red Sox, Columbus Jets, Washington Baseball Club, Cleveland Indians. Bottom row: Wichita Indians, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Baseball Club.

    Halo caps on display

    Angels uni close-up

    Uni back

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”331558″]wow! my sincerest apologies to all. I guess i don’t like randle el for other reasons. (i was fresh out of college in 1994 and no doubt drank a bit too much on football saturdays)

    here is IUs account of that fateful saturday

    Nov 5, 1994
    Undefeated, Penn State rolls into Bloomington and is provided with a stern test. The Hoosiers score 22 points in the fourth quarter, including a 40-yard pass from Chris Dittoe to Dorian Wilkerson with no time remaining on the clock to pull to within 35-29. The IU defense “holds” the PSU offense to 469 total yards. Chris Dittoe is 21 of 35 for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Ki-Jana Carter adds 192 yards rushing for the Nittany Lions. The narrow victory eventually costs PSU the national championship.

    http://www.collegefo...

    for the life of me i thought the IU qb that day was randle el!!

    oh well…
    (wipes egg of face)

    randle el makes a better villain that chris dittoe, you have to give me that![/quote]

  • Geeman | May 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”331576″][quote comment=”331558″]wow! my sincerest apologies to all. I guess i don’t like randle el for other reasons. (i was fresh out of college in 1994 and no doubt drank a bit too much on football saturdays)

    here is IUs account of that fateful saturday

    Nov 5, 1994
    Undefeated, Penn State rolls into Bloomington and is provided with a stern test. The Hoosiers score 22 points in the fourth quarter, including a 40-yard pass from Chris Dittoe to Dorian Wilkerson with no time remaining on the clock to pull to within 35-29. The IU defense “holds” the PSU offense to 469 total yards. Chris Dittoe is 21 of 35 for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Ki-Jana Carter adds 192 yards rushing for the Nittany Lions. The narrow victory eventually costs PSU the national championship.

    http://www.collegefo...

    for the life of me i thought the IU qb that day was randle el!!

    oh well…
    (wipes egg of face)

    randle el makes a better villain that chris dittoe, you have to give me that![/quote][/quote]

    Well, since it wasn’t Randle el at QB, what the hell did you give up all those points anyway? You didn’t deserve the top ranking if that’s the case. :)

    (I know, I know, JoPa put in the second team.)

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”331559″]
    A. Jeremy Brahm: Director of Pacific Rim Operations

    B. Teebz: Supervisor of All Things Hockey

    C. Brinke Guthrie: Tennis Supervisor

    D. Pretty Boy Paulie: Art Director

    E. Squiddie: Caretaker of Historical Images

    F. Ricko, LWeidy, Larry B and Terry Proctor: Council of Elders

    G. Bryan Justman, assisted by Ryan Connelly: DIY Consortium

    H. M. Princip: Football Helmet Historian Emeritus[/quote]

    Add yourself in as “Pedi-gogue”. Your knowledge on shoes makes the “Pedi” part understandable, but the name itself – pedagogue – is highly suitable being that you’re a teacher. :o)

  • War Damn Eagle | May 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”331575″]OK, one last post from the Life archives from 1961:

    Duffle bags at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles

    From top left: Boston Red Sox, Columbus Jets, Washington Baseball Club, Cleveland Indians. Bottom row: Wichita Indians, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Baseball Club.

    Halo caps on display

    Angels uni close-up

    Uni back[/quote]

    Like the “Miami Marlins” duffle. Guess we’ll see that again soon.

  • DaveMac | May 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm |

    As for the comments on my County Stadium shirt proposal…I guess I wasn’t very clear. The Miller Park name isn’t offensive to people around Wisconsin, in fact, I don’t really thnk of it as a coporate name. My idea was 100% different than the current concept of the Shea shirts. I guess I was looking for a half tribute, half spoof of County Stadium. It was a ballpark that possessed a certain charm, but ultimately was in dire need of replacement. It didn’t have the character or aesthetically pleasing look of a Wrigley or Fenway. It was essentially a dump. I agree that outdoor baseball with no roof is the best option…on a nice day. There’s nothing better than a completely open-air ballpark. But with the rain and cold in Milwaukee’s unpredictable climate, a roof is necessary. The entire experience of Miller Park is great though. In fact, it has been rated the best value in Major League Baseball by Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News (I believe).

    So anyway, I think it would be nice to have some kind of County Stadium shirt that was positive yet self-depreciating.

  • jon | May 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”331524″][quote comment=”331466″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

    amen man, but the athletic department is still trying to forget that that logo ever existed. their quote is that it is only “a small but vocal minority” that prefer the script pitt logo (i’ve actually received that in an email, lol). that being said, i would love to see the script pitt as an alternate, done in the new colors. could anyone put together a mockup of that uniform?[/quote]
    small but vocal minority my ass…they have no problem selling throwback/retro gear at primo prices. Who sent you that email, someone from the administration? The reason I ask is because it sounds like something Paul Zeise of the Post-Gazette said to me in a heated back-and-forth I had with him last year. He gets so mad in the Q&A when someone asks him about the script.[/quote]

    i got that one from chris farris. he’s the one that answered every time i sent an email to former AD jeff long (and all of those were about that damn otter). i dunno if pedersen answers emails. i’m guessing if not then farris still does all the answering. i get annoyed with him because he doesn’t say what i want to hear, but he really does a great job with relating to the fans and their wishes. he got the pre-game line for students for basketball games changed because a buddy of mine emailed and complained about it. but the administration seems to have no intention of having script, or mustard and royal, go full-time anytime soon. incidentally, have you heard the rumor that the steelers actually own the rights to that logo? that was what i’d heard prolly 4 or 5 years ago. i would totally dismiss that, except that the pitt online team store used to have a steelers logo next to its address bar (i have no idea what that little logo is called. its a stirrup on this site). it no longer is like that, but until i believe last year it was. maybe that had something to do with it and with why the athletic department was so shady when it came to talking about anything having to do with script.

    in regards to the redesigns, i’m almost certain we’ll go SOD for basketball (tho i agree with you, i’ve really liked adidas’ designs the last 4 years). that’s not based in anything factual. it’s my speculation based on basically every other nike basketball school’s recent redesign. as for football, i would not bet on anything outlandish. we’re still pitt, and we’re situated smack in the middle of a blue-collar town. the gold stripe down the side of the jerseys and “panthers” across the chest was enough to force a change with adidas (i’m convinced that that change wasn’t simply a random redesign). note how adidas toned the next series of uniforms down. i would not expect to see anything along the lines of missouri or miami. id expect more along the lines of florida state or what we used to have. but i would expect “pitt” to either be removed from the chest or made smaller, and some stripes to adorn the sleeves. maybe that’s just my wishful mind talking (tho i must admit i really like our current uniforms), but i seriously cannot see pitt going the way of the futuristic design (coughwvucough). i don’t think wannstedt wants his team to look like a group of clowns, and i think pedersen likes him enough to let him have some say in the uniforms.

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”331580″] But with the rain and cold in Milwaukee’s unpredictable climate, a roof is necessary. The entire experience of Miller Park is great though. In fact, it has been rated the best value in Major League Baseball by Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News (I believe).[/quote]I think the Cleveland Indians will agree with you that a roof comes in handy sometimes. :-)

    Value: when I come up from Chicago, one thing is for sure: parking WILL be cheaper. And the tailgating scene is great too.

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”331535″]The “curiousness” of that logic has always confounded me. Don’t Red Sox fans from Vermont or Maine have the same problem? Or Braves fans from Savannah? Indians or Reds fans from Dayton? Cubs fans from Springfield?

    I mean, really. If we are to eliminate bad weather altogether then (God forbid) we’re back to the discussion that the W-S should be in a warm weather neutral site or a dome. Who the hell plays baseball outdoors when it’s at or near freezing?

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Sure Ricko, that’s why I used the word rationalization. :-)

    But the weird thing is that the smaller cities/markets need the domes more than the bigger cities-and the bigger cities are the ones that can more easily afford/justify the expense. In any case, I’d think that the Twins rely on people from a wider radius than the more densely populated areas like Boston, etc.

    I’ll throw in this gratitious comment too; I’m specifically thinking about Wrigley but it I imagine it applies to Fenway also. The attraction in some places isn’t merely the game itself-the parties can go on without the game being played.

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    Hey, David F. – if you’re around, I’d love to talk to you about a Milwaukee DIY project.

    Drop me a line on my blog.

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”331583″]Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….[/quote]

    As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”331553″]
    I have no problem with the idea of a roof.

    My problem with the Keg is the roof design. The way it’s constructed, even when it’s open the roof is ever-present, looming over the action (not to mention casting very long shadows).

    Even on the sunniest July day, Miller Park feels enclosed and indoors. It’s a shame.[/quote]Well, I can’t disagree with the sentiments. Skydome is the same way.

    Seattle seems to be the lesser of all the evils, and Houston isn’t bad. Phoenix might as well have a permanent roof IMHO.

    Outdoors, but with a bad look: Dallas/Ft Worth & Turner Field. And both Florida sites are simply unspeakable.

    One of the nicest of the new stadia is Pittsburgh IMHO. Baltimore is hard to top (been there and it has a great pregame scene when the O’s are happening).

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”331586″][quote comment=”331583″]Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….[/quote]

    As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL[/quote]
    Didn’t that simulation also feature the Blue Jackets in the conference finals or somesuch?

  • Namhob | May 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”331584″][quote comment=”331535″]The “curiousness” of that logic has always confounded me. Don’t Red Sox fans from Vermont or Maine have the same problem? Or Braves fans from Savannah? Indians or Reds fans from Dayton? Cubs fans from Springfield?

    I mean, really. If we are to eliminate bad weather altogether then (God forbid) we’re back to the discussion that the W-S should be in a warm weather neutral site or a dome. Who the hell plays baseball outdoors when it’s at or near freezing?

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Sure Ricko, that’s why I used the word rationalization. :-)

    But the weird thing is that the smaller cities/markets need the domes more than the bigger cities-and the bigger cities are the ones that can more easily afford/justify the expense. In any case, I’d think that the Twins rely on people from a wider radius than the more densely populated areas like Boston, etc.

    I’ll throw in this gratitious comment too; I’m specifically thinking about Wrigley but it I imagine it applies to Fenway also. The attraction in some places isn’t merely the game itself-the parties can go on without the game being played.[/quote]
    In my couple trips fo Fenway, I would have to say that it is definitely a festival atmosphere on Yawkey Way & Landsdowne St. before the game, but to Bostonian’s credit, the focus of conversation is usually about the game itself.

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”331586″]As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL[/quote]
    You have to wonder if the buyers use them mostly for the the fighting. :-)

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”331588″][quote comment=”331586″][quote comment=”331583″]Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….[/quote]

    As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL[/quote]
    Didn’t that simulation also feature the Blue Jackets in the conference finals or somesuch?[/quote]

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote] Baltimore is hard to top (been there and it has a great pregame scene when the O’s are happening).[/quote]

    so…1997 or so?

    ;)

  • M.Princip | May 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”331559″][quote comment=”331548″]Why do I love the Life archives? They keep adding stuff. I swear they just added this photo.

    Harmon Killebrew, classic Senators uni, cool coke ad, young fans. That photo has everything!

    Also:

    Killebrew batting in a Senators uni

    Killebrew batting in a Twins uni[/quote]

    This has been done before, but some people here on UW NEED to be recognized:

    A. Jeremy Brahm: Director of Pacific Rim Operations

    B. Teebz: Supervisor of All Things Hockey

    C. Brinke Guthrie: Tennis Supervisor

    D. Pretty Boy Paulie: Art Director

    E. Squiddie: Caretaker of Historical Images

    F. Ricko, LWeidy, Larry B and Terry Proctor: Council of Elders

    G. Bryan Justman, assisted by Ryan Connelly: DIY Consortium

    H. M. Princip: Football Helmet Historian Emeritus[/quote]

    Thanks for the shout out, yet, I feel it would not be fair if I didn’t credit my football helmet historian sources.

    First & foremost: Helmet Hut & the helmet gurus at the Game Used Universe Forums most notably, Jefferey Fedenko & Robert Harvell a.k.a. Aeneas01.

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”331591″]Didn’t that simulation also feature the Blue Jackets in the conference finals or somesuch?[/quote]

    Okay, one premature posting later, here’s a cut-n-paste from the EA site (and thanks for reminding me of the name Teebz):

    Eastern Conference
    Round 1
    (1) Boston defeats (8) Montreal , 4-2
    (2) Washington defeats (7) NY Rangers, 4-2
    (4) Pittsburgh defeats (5) Philadelphia, 4-3
    (6) Carolina defeats (3) New Jersey, 4-2

    Round 2
    (1) Boston defeats (6) Carolina, 4-2
    (2) Washington defeats (4) Pittsburgh, 4-3

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (1) Boston defeats (2) Washington, 4-3

    Western Conference

    Round 1
    (1) San Jose defeats (8) Anaheim, 4-2
    (3) Vancouver defeats (6) St. Louis, 4-2
    (4) Chicago defeats (5) Calgary, 4-2
    (7) Columbus defeats (2) Detroit, 4-3

    Round 2
    (1) San Jose defeats (7) Columbus, 4-1
    (4) Chicago defeats (3) Vancouver, 4-2

    Western Conference Finals
    (4) Chicago defeats (1) San Jose, 4-3

    Stanley Cup Finals
    Boston defeats Chicago, 4-2

  • Anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”331592″]so…1997 or so?

    ;)[/quote]You know, I don’t follow Baltimore baseball as closely as I should :-) but you’re right on the dates.

    Bittersweet memories.

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”331588″][quote comment=”331586″][quote comment=”331583″]Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….[/quote]

    As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL[/quote]
    Didn’t that simulation also feature the Blue Jackets in the conference finals or somesuch?[/quote]

    First round upset of the Red Wings, followed by a loss to Vancouver in the second round, I believe.

  • Teebz | May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”331596″][quote comment=”331588″][quote comment=”331586″][quote comment=”331583″]Teebz old friend, I’ve been waiting to post this (and I’ll admit that it’s superstitious and all that-but isn’t most of sport superstitious?) Neither the Hawks nor the Bruins made the Stanley Cup finals, as the video game company predicted. :-(
    But the Hawks made a good showing of themselves by getting thru Vancouver, and giving Detroit all they wanted in their two overtime games.

    And now the contract demands begin….[/quote]

    As precise as those EA models are, I think they are oh-fer in NHL predictions. LOL[/quote]
    Didn’t that simulation also feature the Blue Jackets in the conference finals or somesuch?[/quote]

    First round upset of the Red Wings, followed by a loss to Vancouver in the second round, I believe.[/quote]

    Crap… San Jose. I knew I had forgotten about one team.

  • pslade | May 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    What I’d love to see added to that stadium shirt collection is one based on Jack Murphy Stadium. I mean, the place existed in much the same form for what, 30 years before they sold the rights to Qualcomm? Throw in the great nickname (“The Murph”), the ultra-crappiness of Qualcomm as a dumb sounding brand name, and the great Jack Murphy backstory (a sportswriter who helped bring football to San Diego), and it seems like a no-brainer. I’m a Chargers fan, and I’ve never called it Qualcomm, the Q, or anything like that. It’s The Murph, dammit.

    Oh, and sorry if someone already suggested this in comments to a previous blog post. I’m more than willing to do a quick Ctrl-F, but my patience to sift through old comments beyond that is, well, limited.

  • Jack H. | May 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”

  • Jamie | May 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    So I was just reading the FAQ section, and I have to wonder: does the “Is Paul gay?” question really get asked that often?

  • chance michaels | May 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]
    That would be great, if “Comerica Park” actually had a nice ring to it. :D

  • =bg= | May 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”331552″][quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

    That place is TOTALLY on my list. Soon![/quote]

    I would totally recommend The Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincinnati. Memorabila GALORE. Call ’em up, ask for Vicky or Terri, tell ’em I told u to call.

  • anotherguy | May 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”331600″]So I was just reading the FAQ section, and I have to wonder: does the “Is Paul gay?” question really get asked that often?[/quote]Not that there’s anything WRONG with that….

  • LarryB | May 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm |

    I have always agreed with Joe Paterno about a National Championship playoff.

    I am totally against these so called conference championship games. Those are for money only. When an unbeaten or 1 loss team in 1 division has to play a 5-3 loss team in the other division to act like they are conference champs. Something is wrong.

    All the Big Ten needs to do is start the season later and have some bye weeks.

  • mmwatkin | May 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.

  • LarryB | May 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm |

    http://www.post-gaze...

    Maybe I missed somebody posting this. Over 50 years ago the Pirates Harvey haddix pitched 12 perfect innings but lost the game to the Braves.

  • Lwiedy | May 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”331606″]http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09144/971805-63.stm

    Maybe I missed somebody posting this. Over 50 years ago the Pirates Harvey haddix pitched 12 perfect innings but lost the game to the Braves.[/quote]

    Never saw that particular photo. If I didn’t know the game was at night, I would swear that picture was from late afternoon. Funny what you can do with photography.

  • LarryB | May 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”331561″]”F. Ricko, LWeidy, Larry B and Terry Proctor: Council of Elders”

    So do we get to call people “Grasshopper” now?[/quote]

    LOL

  • LarryB | May 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm |

    And while I liked the Marino era Pitt helmet and uniforms. It does seem like the more traditional Pitt colors are like what they have now and had in the 1950’s. And whose idea was it to change the Marino era unis to that mustard like or almost brown looking colors?

  • Kek | May 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”331581″][quote comment=”331524″][quote comment=”331466″][quote comment=”331464″]Pittsburgh really doesn’t need to look far for a new fb uni design

    http://www.fansedge....

    amen man, but the athletic department is still trying to forget that that logo ever existed. their quote is that it is only “a small but vocal minority” that prefer the script pitt logo (i’ve actually received that in an email, lol). that being said, i would love to see the script pitt as an alternate, done in the new colors. could anyone put together a mockup of that uniform?[/quote]
    small but vocal minority my ass…they have no problem selling throwback/retro gear at primo prices. Who sent you that email, someone from the administration? The reason I ask is because it sounds like something Paul Zeise of the Post-Gazette said to me in a heated back-and-forth I had with him last year. He gets so mad in the Q&A when someone asks him about the script.[/quote]

    i got that one from chris farris. he’s the one that answered every time i sent an email to former AD jeff long (and all of those were about that damn otter). i dunno if pedersen answers emails. i’m guessing if not then farris still does all the answering. i get annoyed with him because he doesn’t say what i want to hear, but he really does a great job with relating to the fans and their wishes. he got the pre-game line for students for basketball games changed because a buddy of mine emailed and complained about it. but the administration seems to have no intention of having script, or mustard and royal, go full-time anytime soon. incidentally, have you heard the rumor that the steelers actually own the rights to that logo? that was what i’d heard prolly 4 or 5 years ago. i would totally dismiss that, except that the pitt online team store used to have a steelers logo next to its address bar (i have no idea what that little logo is called. its a stirrup on this site). it no longer is like that, but until i believe last year it was. maybe that had something to do with it and with why the athletic department was so shady when it came to talking about anything having to do with script.

    in regards to the redesigns, i’m almost certain we’ll go SOD for basketball (tho i agree with you, i’ve really liked adidas’ designs the last 4 years). that’s not based in anything factual. it’s my speculation based on basically every other nike basketball school’s recent redesign. as for football, i would not bet on anything outlandish. we’re still pitt, and we’re situated smack in the middle of a blue-collar town. the gold stripe down the side of the jerseys and “panthers” across the chest was enough to force a change with adidas (i’m convinced that that change wasn’t simply a random redesign). note how adidas toned the next series of uniforms down. i would not expect to see anything along the lines of missouri or miami. id expect more along the lines of florida state or what we used to have. but i would expect “pitt” to either be removed from the chest or made smaller, and some stripes to adorn the sleeves. maybe that’s just my wishful mind talking (tho i must admit i really like our current uniforms), but i seriously cannot see pitt going the way of the futuristic design (coughwvucough). i don’t think wannstedt wants his team to look like a group of clowns, and i think pedersen likes him enough to let him have some say in the uniforms.[/quote]
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Still smells like BS to me. Why would they let Adidas make all that script gear to appease what they refer to as a minority?

    I noticed that about the Steelers’ but didn’t think anything of it. I don’t know anything about the Stelers owning that logo, never heard that. What I do know is that the guy that designed it also designed the late 70s Pirates logo and the Pens’ logo. I’ve been trying to get in touch with him for the longest time for an inteview for UW but have had no luck. The guy that runs pittsburghhockey.net (great site) was trying to get me in touch with him.

  • GoGoSox | May 28, 2009 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”331548″]Why do I love the Life archives? They keep adding stuff. I swear they just added this photo.

    Harmon Killebrew, classic Senators uni, cool coke ad, young fans. That photo has everything!

    Also:

    Killebrew batting in a Senators uni

    Killebrew batting in a Twins uni[/quote]

    I wish I had pictures. My high school baseball team, the mighty Washington Township Senators, had a sort of mishmash of that look. The uniform was almost spot on, even including the sleeve patch. The hat was the curvy W logo that the Nats now use.

  • Tim | May 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm |

    I dont have a picture, but is Dwight Howard’s Adidas armsleve NBA sanctioned?

  • The Hemogoblin | May 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”331603″][quote comment=”331600″]So I was just reading the FAQ section, and I have to wonder: does the “Is Paul gay?” question really get asked that often?[/quote]Not that there’s anything WRONG with that….[/quote]

    How can Paul be gay? He hates purple!

    /sarcasm

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    Add another pitcher to the Stirrup Nation roster: Aaron Heilman, Cubs reliever.

    Len Kasper even made mention of “the old-school stirrups” as he was shown warming up in the bullpen.

  • PuckyTheWhale | May 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    For the “I’m Calling It” shirts, Connecticut sports fans would appreciate an “I’m Calling It The Civic Center” shirt. The Hartford Civic Center recently underwent an extensive renovation and was renamed the XL Center, but I know I’m always going to call it the Civic Center.

    The following teams have played at the XL Center/Civic Center either full time or occasionally:

    UConn Huskies basketball (1980-present)
    Hartford Wolf Pack hockey (1997-present)
    Boston Celtics basketball (1975-1995)
    New England/Hartford Whalers hockey (1975-78, 1980-1997)
    New England Blizzard basketball (1996-1998)
    Connecticut Coyotes arena football (1995-1996)
    New England Sea Wolves arena football (1999-2000)
    Hartford Hellions indoor soccer (1980-1981)
    Hartford Hellcats/Connecticut Pride basketball (1993-2001)

    and, not to mention (wait for it)…

    MONSTER TRUCK RALLIES!!!!!!

  • Mike Couillard | May 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm |

    D”eye” hard fan, huh?

    http://tommy.mlblogs...

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist on the joke…

  • jude | May 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”331602″][quote comment=”331552″][quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

    That place is TOTALLY on my list. Soon![/quote]

    I would totally recommend The Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincinnati. Memorabila GALORE. Call ’em up, ask for Vicky or Terri, tell ’em I told u to call.[/quote]

    The original Montgomery Inn (in nearby Montgomery, Ohio) has a ton of memorabilia. I wanted to get a picture of their Joel Youngblood FNOB last time I was there, but I didn’t have a camera. (There’s a ton of stuff that’s much better. UW just happened to be talking about FNOBs a lot at the time.)

    The ribs are great.

    Montgomery Inn

    – jude

  • David F. | May 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”331585″]Hey, David F. – if you’re around, I’d love to talk to you about a Milwaukee DIY project.

    Drop me a line on my blog.[/quote]

    Chance – David here…just happen to have checked in…but I’m no good at this – have no idea how to get your blog. E-mail me direct at frostymugs@sc.rr.com
    Suggestions for the T: we used to call if “The Old Gray Lady”…but “The Dump” works good too…

  • Traxel | May 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”331605″][quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.[/quote]
    I’m okay with corporate names based on real last names such as Coors or Miller. I don’t think they need an “I’m Calling It…” shirt. However, any stupid money grubbing corporate made up name like Citi, Safeco, Comerica, Qualcomm, PacBell, Enron, Cinergy, AT&T, Citizen’s Bank, U.S. Cellular, Minute Made, Tropicana, Petco, PNC, Adelphia, Progressive, Chase, Bank One, or now Land Shark (I know there are plenty more in all pro leagues) should be bannished to Gitmo a-sap!

  • Nick | May 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”331419″][quote comment=”331416″]I got an email from the Penn State bookstore promoting this item:

    http://store.cstv.co...

    They have a special t-shirt for every conference home game this year.

    Could there possibly be a t-shirt from a more inconsequential game than the one above???[/quote]

    The idea of a shirt for each game is not that outrageous. Lots of folks are coming for the first time and they get something to commemorate it, but to use that phrase to describe IU-PSU is ridiculous.[/quote]

    “Don’t be that guy ….. The guy that wears the shirt with the name of the band on it to the concert of that very same band !!!

    Don’t be that guy !!!

  • Andrew Harris | May 28, 2009 at 11:16 pm |

    It would have been really cool if, instead of “play is under review,” the Citifield scoreboard flashed something like “Moonlight Graham, Chisholm, Minnesota.”

  • LI Phil | May 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”331620″][quote comment=”331605″][quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.[/quote]
    I’m okay with corporate names based on real last names such as Coors or Miller. I don’t think they need an “I’m Calling It…” shirt. However, any stupid money grubbing corporate made up name like Citi, Safeco, Comerica, Qualcomm, PacBell, Enron, Cinergy, AT&T, Citizen’s Bank, U.S. Cellular, Minute Made, Tropicana, Petco, PNC, Adelphia, Progressive, Chase, Bank One, or now Land Shark (I know there are plenty more in all pro leagues) should be bannished to Gitmo a-sap![/quote]

    pretty sure “chase” isn’t made up, but point well taken!

  • Prexy Hater | May 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”331426″]How about shirts that say “I Miss RFK” for Nationals fans who remember there was once a major league baseball club in Washington during the Selig administration that did NOT have a losing record.[/quote]

    And for those in NY upset that the MTA spent millions of dollars to rename a bridge for RFK: “I’m calling it Triboro”.

  • Traxel | May 28, 2009 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”331623″][quote comment=”331620″][quote comment=”331605″][quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.[/quote]
    I’m okay with corporate names based on real last names such as Coors or Miller. I don’t think they need an “I’m Calling It…” shirt. However, any stupid money grubbing corporate made up name like Citi, Safeco, Comerica, Qualcomm, PacBell, Enron, Cinergy, AT&T, Citizen’s Bank, U.S. Cellular, Minute Made, Tropicana, Petco, PNC, Adelphia, Progressive, Chase, Bank One, or now Land Shark (I know there are plenty more in all pro leagues) should be bannished to Gitmo a-sap![/quote]

    pretty sure “chase” isn’t made up, but point well taken![/quote]
    Sorry. This subject irks my arse. The ones that change names multiple times, but are still relatively new are the worst. San Fran being one. In St.Louis they built the Blues stadium on the back of the old Kiel Opera House and orginally called it the Kiel Center when it opened in the 1994. Makes sense. Great name. Since then it has changed to Savvis and now Scottrade. Nobody knows what to call it! Friggin rediculous.

  • Beef | May 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    Who else is excited about the real CWS, the WCWS for NCAA Softball? I actually find the softball more interesting then baseball. The CWS patch they are wearing this year is actually a normal size. Last year’s took up the entire sleave of some of the smaller players. I know I have screan grabs somewhere that I never sent in. The thing I find interesting is that they have the patch loacated on the left arm for right handed batters and the right arm for left handed batters. One can safely assume this is for the TV. Since I’m probably the only one watching, I try to keep everyone updated as the tourney goes on.

  • Nick | May 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    HEY PAUL LUKAS…

    A belated Happy Tenth Anniversary on UW.

    I am a fan going back to the Village Voice days. They (VV)at one time (early-mid 1980s Koch era) had a great Sports section, then the cut it out, then brought it back in an abbreviated fashion.

    Nonetheless, Thanks for the GREAT WORK.

    Let the ongoing critique of the beloved Mets “uniform carnival” continue ….

  • JTH | May 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331625″][quote comment=”331623″][quote comment=”331620″][quote comment=”331605″][quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.[/quote]
    I’m okay with corporate names based on real last names such as Coors or Miller. I don’t think they need an “I’m Calling It…” shirt. However, any stupid money grubbing corporate made up name like Citi, Safeco, Comerica, Qualcomm, PacBell, Enron, Cinergy, AT&T, Citizen’s Bank, U.S. Cellular, Minute Made, Tropicana, Petco, PNC, Adelphia, Progressive, Chase, Bank One, or now Land Shark (I know there are plenty more in all pro leagues) should be bannished to Gitmo a-sap![/quote]

    pretty sure “chase” isn’t made up, but point well taken![/quote]
    Sorry. This subject irks my arse. The ones that change names multiple times, but are still relatively new are the worst. San Fran being one. In St.Louis they built the Blues stadium on the back of the old Kiel Opera House and orginally called it the Kiel Center when it opened in the 1994. Makes sense. Great name. Since then it has changed to Savvis and now Scottrade. Nobody knows what to call it! Friggin rediculous.[/quote]
    Whether the name is made up or a family name, the fact remains that multinational corporations paid a shitload of money to get those names slapped on the ballparks.

    If the full corporate names had anywhere near the name recognition that the “family” names have, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’d have Molson Coors Brewing Co. Field in Denver, Anheuser-Busch InBev Stadium in St. Louis and SABMiller plc Park in Milwaukee.

  • Traxel | May 28, 2009 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”331628″][quote comment=”331625″][quote comment=”331623″][quote comment=”331620″][quote comment=”331605″][quote comment=”331599″]How about an “I would call it Tiger Stadium, but Comerica Park actually has a nice ring to it?”[/quote]

    I would never (not even accidentally call Comerica Park “Tiger Stadium”. That would be a huge dis-service to the legend.[/quote]
    I’m okay with corporate names based on real last names such as Coors or Miller. I don’t think they need an “I’m Calling It…” shirt. However, any stupid money grubbing corporate made up name like Citi, Safeco, Comerica, Qualcomm, PacBell, Enron, Cinergy, AT&T, Citizen’s Bank, U.S. Cellular, Minute Made, Tropicana, Petco, PNC, Adelphia, Progressive, Chase, Bank One, or now Land Shark (I know there are plenty more in all pro leagues) should be bannished to Gitmo a-sap![/quote]

    pretty sure “chase” isn’t made up, but point well taken![/quote]
    Sorry. This subject irks my arse. The ones that change names multiple times, but are still relatively new are the worst. San Fran being one. In St.Louis they built the Blues stadium on the back of the old Kiel Opera House and orginally called it the Kiel Center when it opened in the 1994. Makes sense. Great name. Since then it has changed to Savvis and now Scottrade. Nobody knows what to call it! Friggin rediculous.[/quote]
    Whether the name is made up or a family name, the fact remains that multinational corporations paid a shitload of money to get those names slapped on the ballparks.

    If the full corporate names had anywhere near the name recognition that the “family” names have, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’d have Molson Coors Brewing Co. Field in Denver, Anheuser-Busch InBev Stadium in St. Louis and SABMiller plc Park in Milwaukee.[/quote]
    Can’t argue that. It just seems the “”family”” names still have somewhat of a less corporate attachement to ’em. So I gave them a pass. Or maybe its just because I like beer.

  • Jere | May 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm |

    Bill Lee also wore his Mass. bicentennial patch on his non-throwing sleeve, while the rest of the team wore it on the left. Same with his Tom Yawkey armband.

  • =bg= | May 28, 2009 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”331618″][quote comment=”331602″][quote comment=”331552″][quote comment=”331544″][quote comment=”331539″][quote comment=”331515″]Today’s ESPN column is up… Much of it will look familiar to regular readers here — sorry about that. That’s how it works out sometimes…
    http://sports.espn.g...
    The article brings up the question, can the Greater Cincinnati area get a Uni Watch gathering based on its proximity to Mr. Ransdell?[/quote]

    I’m surprised Cincinnati hasn’t had a Uni Watch Gathering, only because Paul needs a reason to visit this: http://www.signmuseu...

    That place is TOTALLY on my list. Soon![/quote]

    I would totally recommend The Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincinnati. Memorabila GALORE. Call ’em up, ask for Vicky or Terri, tell ’em I told u to call.[/quote]

    The original Montgomery Inn (in nearby Montgomery, Ohio) has a ton of memorabilia. I wanted to get a picture of their Joel Youngblood FNOB last time I was there, but I didn’t have a camera. (There’s a ton of stuff that’s much better. UW just happened to be talking about FNOBs a lot at the time.)

    The ribs are great.

    Montgomery Inn

    – jude[/quote]

    No, the ribs are a gift from Heaven. And don’t forget the Saratoga Chips……………