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Tracking The Unis, Part I

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By Phil Hecken

Welcome to the first part of the first edition of “Tracking The Unis,” an undertaking of many Uni Watching baseball fans. What began as a “suggestion” in the Comments way back in April, has transpired to well over 20 of you fine folks “tracking” your favorite team by uniform — whether it be by spreadsheet, graphic or pen and paper, many of you have kept diligent records of your team’s performance, based upon wins and losses, and tracked this according to the uniform the team wore for each and every game. Today, we’re here to look at the preliminary results of this tracking, for games (all of them through Memorial Day, some further, some with running counts, etc.) and to see if any “trends” emerge. As most of you know, I’ve been tracking the Mets, who are one of those teams who seem to have a different uniform or combination for each day of the week.

For those who responded to my “call” for uniform tracking, I sent the following (as an example) in my e-mail: “the Mets (rolls eyes) are one of the most egregious ‘offenders’ in their uniform choices. While their “official” home uniform is the pinstripes with blue caps, they have (thus far) chosen ONLY to wear this on Sundays. They have a propensity for wearing all black (cap and jersey) on Fridays, either home or away (although this is not exclusive to Fridays), while they wear the ‘snow white’ uniform (either with the black/blue cap or solid blue cap) at home other days. For weekdays, they seem to stick with the black/blue cap (and hence, black socks and sleeves), while on the weekends and a few select weekdays they stick with the snow whites and blue combos (and they are 7-1, as of Thursday) in that particular combo — by far their best record. For the road, they primarily have just two possible outfits — the all grays with the black/blue cap (worn for MOST road games) and the black jersey/black cap (worn for a few games so far). Including the ‘stars & stripes’ red caps and Jackie Robinson Day, the Mets have worn EIGHT different uniform combinations thus far and have the possibility of 10 (and maybe even more, depending upon the red cap, as the season progresses). To date, they have not worn the pinstripes with black/blue cap nor the (extremely rare) road grays with blue cap (God is that gorgeous). There doesn’t seem to be any specific reason for going with any particular jersey and cap (other than the Sunday pins), and it’s not chosen by that day’s starter, nor is there any apparent ‘slump buster’ outfit.”

In return, I asked each respondant for their particular method of tracking, some kind of “visual aid” (whether it be a link or a screenshot) of this tracking, and to give me a brief description of their impression of their team’s performance in each of the uniform combinations their team has worn this year. Some of you (this is Uni Watch after all) are incredibly detail-oriented, others less so, but still very accomplished in this undertaking. The summaries which follow are long, short, and somewhere in between, but all evoke a spirited undertaking, and will hopefully begin to yield “clues” as to the importance of a certain uniform to a team’s record. Some of you are tracking the same team, but in different ways. Some of you are tracking one team in multiple ways. No matter, each has his/her own style — a style we will now explore below.

In no particular order then, are our first day’s batch of trackers. My great thanks to everyone who is participating in this.

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baltimore orioles logo Our first tracker simply wants to be known as Billy. Billy has been tracking the Orioles. Here then, is Billy’s report:

You can refer to me as “Billy” when posting this information. I keep track of the Orioles record by uniform using Excel. The Orioles have 4 combinations: Home Whites, Road Grays, Alternate (Black) jersey at home with home white pants, and Alternate (Black) on the road with road gray pants. They wear their alternate jerseys every Friday (home or road) and standard uniforms all other days. Thus far, they are 11-9 in standard home uniforms, 6-12 in their standard away uniforms, 1-2 wearing their alternate jerseys at home and 1-3 wearing their alternate jerseys on the road. Which makes them 17-21 in their standard garb, and 2-5 in their alternates.

Attached is a screen shot of my spreadsheet.

Billy

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atlanta braves logo Next up is Shaun Tunick who is an Atlanta Braves Tracker. Here’s Shaun’s report:

OK Phil, here’s my spreadsheet … the Braves are pretty consistent, at home they wear white every day except for Sunday, when they wear red with the alternate cap. On the road, the starting pitcher gets to decide between blue or gray. There is nothing to it more than the pitcher’s decision, even the home team’s choice doesn’t matter, as the Braves wore blue earlier this year while the Mets wore black, causing it to look like a spring training game. Blue has been far more popular, maybe because we are 0-2 in gray. Will be interesting to see if this changes come those July/August day games…

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red sox logo Our next tracker is Justine DeCotis, who has been diligently tracking the Boston Red Sox. Quite an amazing tracking she’s been doing, too. Here’s her commentary:

This year, the Red Sox have two alternate uniforms. The red jersey for home and the navy blue for the road. These uniform sets are complete with the “hanging sox” cap. They wear the alternate uniforms on Fridays only. They have only worn the blue jersey once, the only other two Friday road games were played in the regular away jersey since the home teams (Tampa Bay and Seattle) chose to wear their navy blue alternates. The Red Sox have worn eight different uniform sets this season so far: home, alternate home, green home on Earth Day, road with blue socks, road with red socks, alternate road, road with 42 for Jackie Robinson Day, and road with the stars and stripes cap. The sock choices made by the Red Sox sparked some controversy early in the season when they wore blue socks with their road and alternate road uniforms. The switch as made back to red socks on April 27. It still remains to be seen what color socks will be worn with the alternate road uniform, since those have not been worn since the first week of the season. Not surprising the Red Sox went 2-4 while wearing blue socks.

I have a flickr account with some photos. There are two spreadsheets, one for home games and one for road, and two graphics one for the whole uniforms and one just for hats and socks.
Here’s the link.

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washington nationals logo Moving along, we have Matt Windsor who is a Washington Natinals Nationals tracker:

Hey Phil, I have attached a screen grab. For the writeup/summary (I’ll include a few set-ups for links to their notable uni blunders this season as well):

The Nationals, despite their inability to spell correctly, lack of attention to detail on number direction and failure to follow their own style guide, have a fairly simple uniform set. Lets start on the road, where the Nationals wear their new for 2009 gray top with red Washington script, blue and red trimming, blue socks and blue curly W caps. In the N They have put this combo out on the field more times than any other (20) and it has delivered a 7 game loosing streak, a 3 game skid and the worst road record in the majors. The only change that has occurred with the road uniforms was pairing the gray jerseys with the red Memorial Day stars and stripe cap. Earlier in the year paul mentioned that he would like to see the Nats wear their red caps with the jersey, but the stars and stripe pairing looked awful (in my opinion) with the blue trim and also resulted in a loss. The Nats “official” home uniform is the white Nationals jersey with red caps. The Nats are fairly loyal to this combo and have worn it15 times. The Nats first alternate is the red Curly W jersey with red cap. This is supposed to be worn at all day games at home, however do to an agreement with the city regarding traffic in the district, the Nationals hardly ever play at home unless it is a weekend. So far they have worn this combo six times, five in the day and breaking protocol once to wear it at night against the Orioles. The final jersey is the blue stars and stripe DC alternate with DC stars and stripe blue cap with red brim. The team announced they would wear it no more than 10 times this season and only on holidays or military appreciation days. So far they have worn it twice, once on DC’s emancipation day and once for seemingly no reason at all. They are scheduled to wear it again on July 4 and September 10th, since the team in on the road September 11th. Let’s hope by the 4th, they correct the red sock issue with the blue jersey.

Interesting uni tidbits include the Nats and Phillies being rained out on Jackie Robinson night and making up the game as part of a day night double header, however, the rescheduled game from April 15th was the day game, but both teams wore 42 during the night cap. The Nationals have won in their alternate jerseys three times, but have never worn the alternate the day after winning in it. In fact, they have only worn alternates on back-to-back days once, on a Saturday and Sunday day game against the Marlins where the bullpen blew saves in the ninth on both days and the team lost. Finally, the Nationals and Astros played a game on May 5th that was suspended in extra innings due to rain. Since the Astros don’t come back to DC or close enough to finish the game at home, the teams will resume the contest in Houston on July 9th. Will the Nationals take their white home jerseys on the road for what could turn out to be an inning, or will they be the home team and wear the road gray? How will it affect my stats? Stay tuned to find out.

atlanta_braves_logo Our next tracker is Scott Gladin who is another Atlanta Braves tracker. Scott writes:

Here is a screenshot image of the Braves Uniform/Record Splits through May 26, 2009.

Method of Tracking:

I am using Apple iWork Numbers ’09 to keep track of the Atlanta Braves record splits. I am actually covering a wide range of variables, such as the record depending on weather and television channels, not only uniforms. I enter game information day-to-day on a separate spreadsheet, and it automatically links, formats, and updates charts and graphs to make sense of all the data.

Club Write-Up:

After introducing the Alternate Blue Away Uniform in 2008, it quickly became a favorite of the team. Although still designated as an alternate uniform, it has been worn an overwhelming majority of the time on the road in 2009. The Braves policy on the road is for the starting pitcher of the day to choose the uniform. So far, the Primary Away Gray Uniforms have only been worn twice, once by Jair Jurrjens in an April 17 loss and once more in an April 21 loss by Kenshin Kawakami. It doesn’t look like the Braves much of a reason to move away from the Road Blues, as they are 12-8 and outscore their opponents by an average of a half-run while wearing the alternates. However, if Tom Glavine makes a comeback, look for him to choose the Primary Grays. In two 2008 starts when he wore the Blue uniforms he was injured and placed on the DL.

The Braves home uniforms are not chosen by the starting pitcher, but by the day of week. The Primary Home White Uniforms are worn Monday-Saturday, with the Alternate Home Red Uniforms reserved for Sundays. Despite only wearing the Alternate Red Uniforms three times so far in 2009, they might should consider wearing them more often. The Braves are 2-1 in those games, and outscore their opponents by an average of 3 runs. The only positive thing about the Primary Home Whites is that Turner Field averages 49 more people in the stands while wearing the classic uniforms. In 20 games they are 9-11 and have been outscored by a total of 22 runs, or an average of 1.1 a game. The only starting pitcher with a winning record in the Primary Home Uniform is Derek Lowe, who is 2-1 in 5 starts.

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milwaukee brewers ball in glove logo Next up is Andrew Greenwood (“Greenie”), who is one of several Milwaukee Brewer trackers. Here’s Greenie’s report:

Hey Phil, Here’s a screenshot of the pitcher’s choices I worked up instead of the excel sheet.

You’ve probably already seen the link about the Brewers’ pinstripes (someone at Uniwatch found it) but they said they’d only be wearing them for the first Friday of each month. They didn’t bother to wear them in April, but did for the May 1st game. First home Friday game in June is interleague on the 12th against the White Sox.

What I found from the pitcher breakdown (also here was that Gallardo and Parra seem to like the blue alts, but Suppan, Bush and Looper stick with white and gray. Suppy’s pitching in home whites tonight against the Cards. Other details are in the screenshot.

I don’t mind a little notoriety. (Very little).

I do have a question for you though. Are there instances where a teams’ choice of jersey for the day are determined by what the other team wears? Obviously in the NFL, they don’t like two teams wearing white against each other, but can each team pick any jersey at any time in baseball? (Keeping road and home pants consistent of course).

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orioles-logo Our next tracker is Jason Hicks (“Hickory”), who’s a Baltimore Orioles tracker. Here’s Hickory’s writeup:

I had always wanted to try my hand at “uni-keeping” but never really wanted to sit down and think up a format – I had some of it written down on a sheet of paper at my desk at work. But after seeing Phil’s post about the Mets and his record keeping system – I decided to completely hi-jack his format (btw – thanks Phil!).

The Orioles are pretty straightforward when it comes to their uniforms. When you consider Memorial Day’s Red Stars & Stripes hat and Jackie Robinson day – they have worn a total of 6 combinations. The Orioles also played the Red Sox during this year’s Patriots Day game (same day as the Boston Marathon) but the O’s wore their traditional road uniforms.

At home, the O’s wear two basic uniform combos – white jerseys/white pants and black jerseys/white pants. They have their best record in the all white uniforms, going 10-8, in fact, this is the only combo where they are over .500. The O’s wear the black jerseys strictly on Fridays whether they are on the home or the road – they change their pants accordingly.

The road jerseys mark a renewed sense of pride in the ballclub because “Baltimore” has retuned to the front of the jerseys – it had been missing since 1973. On the road, the two combinations consist of – gray jerseys/gray pants and black jerseys/gray pants. Again, the black jerseys are specifically reserved for Fridays and they wear the gray jerseys all other times. In recent years, the O’s have been horrendous on the road, so once again, they sport a sub .500 record while wearing gray pants.

The O’s have two options when it comes to hats, the hat that features “O’s” with an orange brim and another new & improved ornithologically correct bird with orange brim. The “O’s” cap goes with the Friday alternate black jerseys. The bird hat, with orange brim, is now worn everyday but Friday (regardless of home/road). The bird has undergone slight changes from last year, from this to this.

I am interested to see what uniforms the O’s show up to Yankee stadium in of 9/11. Since 9/11 is a Friday, they would normally wear the black jerseys – with the red stars & stripes hat – this will no doubt look ridiculous.

I have posted my data on Flickr – here.

Feel free to refer to me as Jason “Hickory” Hicks.

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braves logo Patrick Campbell is another Atlanta Braves tracker. He checks in with this:

Hey Phil,

Through tonight’s game with the Giants, the Braves are 23-22 overall, 9-11 in the home white, 2-1 in the Sunday home reds, 12-8 in the road blues, and 0-2 in the road grays. Here is a screen shot of the Excel spreadsheet I’m using. The W-L column is updated automatically based on the score, and the records boxes are also updated automatically with formulas.

As for the uniform selection, for the Braves, the home uniform is simple. White is the primary, while Red is used only on Sundays. I can only remember two times that the Braves have worn the reds on a day except Sunday. The year those uniforms were introduced (2005?), they wore them on Memorial day, but with the regular cap (not the Sunday “Tomahawk” cap). They got blown out if I recall and they’ve never done that again. They also wore them for a playoff game that wasn’t on Sunday. Since then, the reds only appear on Sundays.

Now the road unis; for years, the Braves only had the gray uniforms, but that changed last year with the introduction of the blue jersey, which was paired with gray pants and the all blue cap. They still used the regular blue cap with the red bill for the gray unis and they were using blue and red helmets in all games. My understanding is that the starting pitcher for each game got to choose whether they wore the blue or gray jersey, but the choice also depended on whether the home team wore blue (or some other dark color). About midway through the season, however, they complicated things by sometimes pairing the blue and red cap with the blue jersey, and the all blue cap with the gray.

This year, things are simplified. The all blue cap is now the official road cap, and it’s paired with an all blue helmet. The Braves have made their blue jersey the official road jersey as well. So far, they’ve worn the gray only twice, once in Pittsburgh (when the Pirates wore black), and once in Washington (the Nats were wearing white). Since that game in Washington, they have also worn blue in two games where the home team wore black (once against the Marlins, once against the Mets).

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texas_rangers_logo Our next tracker is U2Horn, who is a Texas Ranger fan:

Hey Phil, here are my thoughts on the Rangers (Yes, I refuse to call them the Texases).

I mainly use an excel spreadsheet to track the results, but I liked the way you did it with a graphical representation, which made it easier to see the results more quickly.

The Rangers are similar to the Mets in that they’ve only worn their “official” home uni combo of white pants, white jersey, blue cap 3 times out of 20 home games. This should become more prevalent though, since the Rangers came out and said they’d no longer wear the red hats with white jerseys at home. They wore this combo 4 times early on to mostly negative reviews on uniwatch, but I didn’t think it was bad, really. The red cap/red jersey combo was first introduced in January as a Saturday night home game combo, but they’ve taken more liberties with it. Here’s the press release from the uni unveiling.

They wore the all reds on Opening Day, and have now had 2 weekend series that they declared to be “Red-Outs”, where they wear the all reds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They did this against the Royals and the hated Angels, who apparently like to wear their red alts themselves, so this may have been a sign of some one-upsmanship by the Rangers. Not sure how often the Angels do in fact wear the alts, but I’m sure someone will be passing along that info to you.

On the road, the Rangers have just 2 combos to choose from — blue cap + gray pants with either gray jersey or alt blue jersey. This is where the results are the most striking. The Rangers have been playing unexpectedly well all season, and have posted a .500 or better record in every jersey combo except one–the standard gray road jersey. They’re just 2-7! Ditch the Gray!

They wore this combo for the first 5 road games, going 1-4. They’ve started wearing the blue alts on the road more often than the grays (10 times in their last 12 road games), but there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to which one they wear.

With all this hoopla about the Rangers going back to red, it’s interesting that they’ve actually worn the blue alt jersey twice as often as any of the other 3 jerseys they wear.

I’m also tracking the scores of each game just for kicks, to see if one jersey combo results in an inordinate amount of runs (or lack thereof). The results weren’t too interesting at this point, so I left that info off of my chart. It could make a reappearance later in the year.

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Checking in next is Chris M., our Colorado Rockies tracker

colorado rockies logo

Sorry, Paul, but maybe the Rockies should break out the purple tops this year. They can’t manage an above .500 record wearing any other uniform so far in 2009, but I guess you could blame that on the bullpen. Do the Rockies have any rhyme or reason to go with a certain uniform on a certain day? It depends on how they’re playing. You may recall the lucky black vests in late 2007 when the Rockies won 21 of 22 games to advance to the World Series. In all but one of those 22 games, they were wearing the black vests. Why didn’t they wear them one game? In Game 2 of the 2007 NLCS, the Diamondbacks chose to wear their black alternates so the Rockies would be forced to wear their standard gray away uniform in an attempt to snap the Rockies lucky streak. 11 innings and bases loaded walk later, it didn’t work.

So far in 2009, wins have been very sparse, so it’s hard to tell if they still wear the same uniforms based on a winning streak. I don’t have the source, but I read somewhere that the Rockies’ starting pitcher for the day gets to pick which uniforms they wear.

The most successful thus far has been the black vests on the road and their alternate whites at home at an even .500. The Rox have only worn their standard home uniform 6 out of a possible 20 times, winning only one of those contests.

So will we see the Rockies break out the purple alternates later this year? It depends on whether Clint Hurdle’s replacement likes purple or not.

-Chris M

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chicago cubs logo Our penultimate post today comes from Mike Bergan, who is a Chicago Cubs tracker (and slightly “lower-tech” than most):

My method for uni tracking has been no more than marking notes on a schedule. I always try to keep a schedule for marking wins and losses (mostly while bored at work). This season the Cubs have worn 5 uni combos (home pin whites w/ blue hat, road grays w/ blue hat, blue alt w/ pin white pants w/ blue hat, blue alt w/ gray pants w/ blue hat, and home pin whites w/ red stars stripes hat). I have noticed 2 definite patterns. Carlos Zambrano has worn the blue alternate jerseys for all his starts, and conversely Ted Lilly has worn the home white or road gray for each of his starts. I believe the starting pitcher gets to choose the jersey for the day for the Cubs and none of the other starting pitchers seemed to have a favorite combo like Zambrano or Lilly. I have compiled the records for each uni combo.

Home Whites (8-4)
Road Grays (3-8)
Blue w/ white pants (6-3)
Blue w/ gray pants (6-7)
Home Whites w/ red stars and stripes hat (0-1)

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We’re going to conclude today with Alex Poterack, who is another Milwaukee Brewers tracker:

milwaukee brewers logo - cap

Alright, so, first things first, sorry for the redundancy, but I’m going to give you the uni log a few different ways just to make sure. Here’s a screenshot that I uploaded to photobucket. Also, here’s a google docs copy of the spreadsheet I’ve been keeping, just in case anyone wants to see that; if I understand correctly, this link will update as I update the spreadsheet.

Okay, as for the analysis, I included it below; I tried to cut it down as much as I can, and I hope it’s not too long:

The Brewers have a fairly simple uniform palette, with a white home uniform, a gray road uniform, and a blue alternate jersey worn with white pants at home and grey on the road. In addition, the Brewers have a “Retro Friday” uniform, which they wear for the first Friday home game of each month; however, because their first Friday home game in April was their home opener, they wore their home whites, so they’ve only played one game, a loss on May 1st, in the Retro Friday uni. They do not seem to have a clear winning advantage in any uniform; they’re 7-5 in their road grays, 7-6 in their blue alternates with gray pants, 11-6 in their home whites, and 2-2 in their blue alts with white pants (The combined record in home and road blue alts is 9-8). The home whites appear to have an advantage, but it’s probably just a reflection of home field advantage; out of 21 games played at home so far, the Brewers have worn their home whites for 17 of them.

The Brewers let their starting pitchers choose what unis to wear each day (with the exception of retro Fridays). Interestingly, out of 5 starting pitchers, 4 have deviated from their normal choice at least once, and two of them appear to be changing their uni preference. Initially, the three older, more veteran pitchers, David Bush, Braden Looper, and Jeff Suppan, wore the home whites and the road grays, and the two younger pitchers, Yovani Gallardo and Manny Parra, wore the blue alternate both at home and on the road. Only David Bush has remained consistent, completely eschewing the alternate uniform. Yovani Gallardo exclusively wore the blue alt up until this past Monday, when he went for the home whites. This may have been because of the Memorial Day red caps, which still looked horrible with the white uniform, but would have looked even worse with the blue alt. Jeff Suppan has continued to wear the whites and grays, except for his start on April 19th against the Mets, where he went with the blue alt; this may have been because he had lost his two previous starts, but he won that start, and then reverted to his standard white and gray pattern. Most interesting are the cases of Manny Parra and Braden Looper. Manny exclusively wore the blue alt jersey until his start of May 12th against the Marlins, where he wore the home white; he has since worn the road gray for the first time, and wore the home white again for his last start, so he seems to have switched away from the blue alt. Braden Looper, on the other hand, had not worn the blue alt all year until May 18th, and wore it in his next start after that, so he may also have changed preferences. The intriguing thing about these two changes is that they do not seem to be “slumpbuster” choices; both Parra and Looper had won their previous starts before changing up the unis.

As for nicknames, I don’t have one on the board, so you can just credit me as Alex Poterack.

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OK. That’s a lot to digest. We’re going to call it a day for the Uni Tracking today. Back tomorrow with even more tracking! Thanks again to everyone who has participated so far. If I missed you, contact me as soon as possible, and if I can, I’ll include you in tomorrow’s post. If not, I’d love to have your tracking when we do this again, sometime after the All Star break, when the real uniform trends (and surely, there will be some) will emerge. Until tomorrow, then.

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august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)Guess The Game From The Scoreboard: Today’s scoreboard is actually a “joint” effort between myself and Lance “Squiddie” Smith. Working independently, we both came up with this one almost simultaneously. (I’d insert something about “great minds think alike” but that would be an insult to Lance — he’s the genius at work here — I just work here.)

The degree of difficulty, we have ascertained, would be “Very Difficult”. If no one can solve the game, we’ll begin posting clues throughout the day until we have a “winner”. However, knowing how good you UW readers are at “getting it,” we wouldn’t be surprised to have this one nailed within an hour of posting.

So, without further ado: Guess The Game (and we’re looking for stadium, teams and date). Good luck! I’ll give the winner 1/2 of my salary at UW or a Coke.

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rpm stirrup The UW Stirrup Club? UW Bobblehead Guru Robert Marshall has a public service announcement (pardon his punctuation, and capitalization, or lackthereof): “the day my coed softball team’s stirrups came in the mail last week, i casually mentioned in the comments, that perhaps we should have a UW stirrup club, and i have gotten more then a few emails on the subject. so let’s try to put something together, we can use the site advertiser, i have used him in the past. we can do this a few ways, but let’s start it like this, i want this stirrupit would be ordered in an adult size with a 5″ loop, but i like mine to show minimum sani. most of the players honoured on this site wear a 7″ or 9″, i think that is too much sani, but next month someone else chooses the stirrup style and size, and if that person wants to get all george hendick, that’s cool with me, i am still in. as far as cost goes, they run $7 plus shipping(min 12), then i have to turn around and ship them to you, i am setting myself up for a headache, but it is all about the ‘rup, so let’s just say they are $10 this month, and go from there. you want the oriole? send me an email to rpmarshallart.com with “stirrups” in the subject line, say you want in on the old school oriole, and suggest a stirrup for next month, we will work out the payment later if enough people are down. there you have it, a UW stirrup club.

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This and That: (from yesterday’s comments) Natron noticed that the Twins have teased some new uni/logo changes for the 50th anniversary next season. Yesterday, they installed a logo above the scoreboard at Target Field, and it has a (very) minor change to the logo they currently use that may be an indicator of what’s to come for 2010. Check out the “s” on the current logo, and compare it to the one on the scoreboard. … I’m not usually a fan of a uniform where names and numbers are of the same color as the uniform itself — but for this I’ll make an exception … Bobble Head master Robert Marshall sends along his love and “uni realted” video — or so he promised me … ALSO from Mr. Marshall comes this: something he calls good griefFix the brim, and this is perfect … Hannibal Cavemen to unveil inaugural uniforms Saturday — wait…WHO? … Nice ‘rups? … Seriously…this shit has GOT to stop … If you’re trying to sell a hundred Konawaena football jerseys on eBay, the authorities might like a word with you … HEY POWERS — what kind of shoes is Chris Tucker wearing? and POWERS — isn’t Melo a ‘3 striper’? what’s that wristband? … Pearl Kuorikoski has sewn so many athletics uniforms over 20 years, she claims she could do it with her eyes closedHe ain’t heavy …Sweet — The Halifax Mooseheads announced today that they will be wearing two newly designed uniforms next season to adhere with the CHL mandate to have all junior teams wearing the new RBK Edge style uniforms …The Tigers could look even better if they would just trade in the solid socks for ‘rups … Asian & Pacific Rim Correspondent Jeremy Brahm checks in with this: The Central and Pacific League practice uniforms for the NPB All-Star game are out. The Central (red) are for the Hiroshima Carp who will be one of the hosts, while the Pacific (blue) will be for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters who host the other game … And…a softball game broke out in Texas … This is just a great headline: “SF Approves Three-Year Contract for White Man’s Overbite” … Is that a swoosh? … When really well-intentioned stadium give-aways go horribly wrong: Obama Bobbleheads Can’t Clear Customs — perhaps they should have been MADE IN THE USA???? … Yep, that’s a swoosh … The Wings & Pens are mirror images of each other — except when it comes to the unis, where of course, one team is good and classic and the other is modern and crappy … Yea…BronBron…I still need a ring for this finger … and finally, apologies if this was already posted, but Fred Taylor loves Flying Elvis.

Whew…

Have a great Saturday, and don’t forget to give props to this batch of uni-trackers…that’s some stuff, eh?

 

108 comments to Tracking The Unis, Part I

  • Shayne M | May 30, 2009 at 7:20 am |

    Carmelo Anthony has been a “brand Jordan” Athlete since his draft year. I believe he signed with Jordan when Lebron signed with Nike.

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2009 at 7:20 am |

    Tracking the uni-success of is a sure sign of unconditional love for ones team.

    Nice work, everyone!

  • MPowers1634 | May 30, 2009 at 7:27 am |

    [quote comment=”331751″]Carmelo Anthony has been a “brand Jordan” Athlete since his draft year. I believe he signed with Jordan when Lebron signed with Nike.[/quote]

    Correct…JB has always made special edition kicks for Melo including his own signature line:

    http://www.pickyours...

    As for Smokey(Tucker), they must be fashion sneakers made by Prada or Luis Vuitton, however the tongue looks to have a gaiter similar to that of the Air Jordan XIX:

    http://www.pickyours...

  • Dave Soline | May 30, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    The Scoreboard Game

    8/23/57 Red Sox vs White Sox at Comiskey Park

  • scott | May 30, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    Why does Uniwatch continue to rip the Brewers for their postgame celebrations? I mean, it’s not like they are wearing their jerseys untucked during the game. How about blasting all those players for throwing their helmets off their heads when they hit a walk-off homer?

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”331755″]Why does Uniwatch continue to rip the Brewers for their postgame celebrations? I mean, it’s not like they are wearing their jerseys untucked during the game. How about blasting all those players for throwing their helmets off their heads when they hit a walk-off homer?[/quote]
    Spontaneous vs. contrived?

  • JK | May 30, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.

  • Tony Miller | May 30, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”331754″]The Scoreboard Game

    8/23/57 Red Sox vs White Sox at Comiskey Park[/quote]

    That’s what I was going to say.

    Box score

    Thought: if the game took 2 hours, 20 minutes, why are they starting the sixth inning at 9:57 p.m.?

    Trivia: who was the White Sox AA team that year?

  • TMD | May 30, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”331752″]Tracking the uni-success of is a sure sign of unconditional love for ones team.

    Nice work, everyone![/quote]

    I concur. Your dedication is a real sense of pride for this entire community.

  • Ryan B | May 30, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”331759″][quote comment=”331754″]The Scoreboard Game

    8/23/57 Red Sox vs White Sox at Comiskey Park[/quote]

    That’s what I was going to say.

    Box score

    Thought: if the game took 2 hours, 20 minutes, why are they starting the sixth inning at 9:57 p.m.?

    Trivia: who was the White Sox AA team that year?[/quote]
    Must have been rain delayed. That’s the only thing I can think of.

  • Mark M | May 30, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    Agree on the rain delay. I thought that even without the time clue. The lights are “glowing” all over the place and the pitchers mound and home plate both have some drying agent spread on them.

  • Lee | May 30, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    Phil thanks for the shoutout to my MTSU Blue Raiders (the fix the brim pic). I have always liked the older MT logo on the hat but despised the ripoff of the classic Dodgers using brush script Raiders across the jersey.

    Nice night at the ballyard for socks when the Nashville Sounds hosted the Omaha Royals as both teams were rocking the high cuff look with a number of Royals wearing actually stirrups.

  • Eric Romain | May 30, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    WHAT the CHL is going to reebok edge??! I am going to type a threatening email to my local team telling them i will pull my season tickets if they do anything stupid.

  • Teebz | May 30, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    I’m going to disagree with the Penguins’ call of “modern and crappy”. If anything, I give them credit for going back to the skating penguins after abandoning it during some rocky ownership periods.

  • Squiddie | May 30, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    Strib article about changes to Twins logo

    My favorite bit is the quote by Twins President David St. Peter:

    “I’m very impressed that it took a special Twins fan to pick up on it,” St. Peter said.

    See? We’re special!

  • Teebz | May 30, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”331765″]WHAT the CHL is going to reebok edge??! I am going to type a threatening email to my local team telling them i will pull my season tickets if they do anything stupid.[/quote]

    In case you weren’t at a game this season, Reebok outfits the entire CHL. They just hadn’t switched to the new jerseys yet.

  • LI Phil | May 30, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke

  • Dick Woodcock | May 30, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    I was surfing around you tube last night looking for good Red Wings videos to pass the time, and I stumbled upon this old brawl between the Wings and Penguins, early ’80s vintage:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    First thing I noticed are the yellow and black Penguins sweaters that I’ve never seen before.

    There are a few Red Wing anomalies too. There is a goalie (Mio) that has unusually big letters. There is a first initial on back, and a NNOB too.

    Also don’t miss #26 for Detroit, Barry Melrose. I’ve never seen tape of him in a game before.

  • DenverGregg | May 30, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    As always, a solid weekend post.

    The bobble videos are terrific, especially Wahoo!

    Watching Pads/Rox last night, I remembered an anecdote from a few years ago. In 1998 Dave Stewart was the pitching coach for the Padres. The Padres that year often wore blue jerseys. Stewart never appeared in the blue jersey, but always wore a jacket over it. He said the blue jersey looked like pajamas. Make that man a GM. Heck, make him commissioner!

  • Eric Romain | May 30, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”331768″][quote comment=”331765″]WHAT the CHL is going to reebok edge??! I am going to type a threatening email to my local team telling them i will pull my season tickets if they do anything stupid.[/quote]

    In case you weren’t at a game this season, Reebok outfits the entire CHL. They just hadn’t switched to the new jerseys yet.[/quote]

    Reebok has been outfitting the OHL since the NHL lockout year, that’s not a big deal because they were still the “traditional” CCM designs. Teebz, I’m sure you are well aware of what a disaster the switch was to the AHL. It’s going too be nothing short of horrific for the CHL where the small local markets are more susceptible to Reebok’s pressure to uglify everything they touch.
    I’ve already sent an email to my Saginaw Spirit.

  • Mike | May 30, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    Looks like chris tucker might be wearing some gucci sneakers.
    http://www.gucci.com...

  • Eric Romain | May 30, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    The OHL’s London Knights just made a press annoucement about going back to traditional uniforms with the Reebok Edge switch. The press release included this gem of a quote from their GM Mark Hunter.

    “When we took over the team, we didn’t know what that Spider-Man Knight thing was. We wanted to go back to the old look, the green-and-white.”

    http://www.londonkni...

  • MattinTexas | May 30, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    Those shoes Chris Tucker is wearing are Gucci’s.

    Check them out here

  • Ryan | May 30, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Last night the red sox added another uniform combo. They wore the hanging sox hat with the road uniforms. I think it’s because three of the last four fridays they haven’t been able to wear the navy alts because the home team has worn a blue alternate jersey (see TB, Seattle, and Jays)

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

  • Will L. | May 30, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”331769″][quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke[/quote]

    I have IE7 and when I hold my mouse over the scoreboard image it shows the caption “august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)”. The file name is a bunch of numbers, but I guess flickr stores the caption.

  • Teebz | May 30, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”331772″][quote comment=”331768″][quote comment=”331765″]WHAT the CHL is going to reebok edge??! I am going to type a threatening email to my local team telling them i will pull my season tickets if they do anything stupid.[/quote]

    In case you weren’t at a game this season, Reebok outfits the entire CHL. They just hadn’t switched to the new jerseys yet.[/quote]

    Reebok has been outfitting the OHL since the NHL lockout year, that’s not a big deal because they were still the “traditional” CCM designs. Teebz, I’m sure you are well aware of what a disaster the switch was to the AHL. It’s going too be nothing short of horrific for the CHL where the small local markets are more susceptible to Reebok’s pressure to uglify everything they touch.
    I’ve already sent an email to my Saginaw Spirit.[/quote]

    Good call, Eric. There are some hideous looks in the AHL. I see problems for some traditional teams in the CHL.

  • Prexy Hater | May 30, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    Can anyone make a better Uni Track logo? I know that Phil is having fun learning to manipulate graphics but its quite embarrasing!

  • mtjaws | May 30, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    Tis very cool to see how others have tracked their team’s uniforms. The different methods makes it interesting, and that some teams really do have patterns to their wardrobe. Good job, y’all.

  • Jordan Pope | May 30, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”331773″]Looks like chris tucker might be wearing some gucci sneakers.
    http://www.gucci.com...

    $425 for those pieces….much rather get some rare jordans

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    Some fun stuff on Japanese baseball of the team websites/blogs.

    A coach for the Yakult Swallows farm team wearing a mask, for allergies, not the Swine flu.
    http://spora.jp/maru...

    Detailed pictures of the Softbank Hawks “Hawks Festival” uniform.
    http://www.softbankh...
    The three lines actually have yellow highlights on the white.
    http://www.softbankh...
    Grey outline for the team name.
    http://www.softbankh...

    Hello Kitty as a Yakult Swallow in 2001.
    http://spora.jp/good...

    A different strap, in the past few years.
    http://spora.jp/good...

    A phone strap, today
    http://spora.jp/good...

  • Jeff | May 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    I appreciate the passion of the unitrackers. I’m glad they enjoy doing it. Just not my thing, though. Sometimes, folks, less is more.

  • Dustin | May 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”331755″]Why does Uniwatch continue to rip the Brewers for their postgame celebrations? I mean, it’s not like they are wearing their jerseys untucked during the game. How about blasting all those players for throwing their helmets off their heads when they hit a walk-off homer?[/quote]
    I agree with this, especially because it’s a tribute to Mike Cameron’s dad.

    It’s less noticeable and annoying than the basketball players (or college football with names on the chest) popping their jerseys to “accentuate” that they want to remind everyone that they play for X team who just did something big.

  • JK | May 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”331769″][quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke[/quote]

    I’m using IE7.

  • TMD | May 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    This is on a much smaller scale than those other posts, but I just had an interesting revelation. In Chelsea’s three most important games of the last year, they’ve worn this twice and lost: http://www.chelseame...

    They’ve worn this once and took home silverware: http://www.chelseame...

  • TMD | May 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Just a thought for a weekend post with the Stanley Cup Finals starting. What about a piece on the different NHL trophies. There are some beautiful trophies with great names and histories out there.

    http://www.chlonline...

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Yokohama Bay Stars interleague uniforms.
    2004
    http://bayfan.cocolo...
    2005
    http://bayfan.cocolo...
    2006-2007
    http://bayfan.cocolo...
    2008
    http://bayfan.cocolo...

    And check out the whale mascot with the boy on top from the Taiyo Whales in the 1970s.
    http://bayfan.cocolo...

  • concealed78 | May 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.

  • Jeremy Brahm | May 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    Hanshin Tigers Kitty
    http://alps.tblog.jp...

  • scott | May 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    The Yankees road uniforms would be improved, like the Dodgers, if they, too, got rid of the white outline.

  • Matt | May 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    To Justine, the Red Sox tracker:

    Last night in TOR, the Sox wore the hanging Sox hat with the normal road jerseys. I don’t remember if they did the same for the games in TB or SEA? Are you tracking that too?

    So far this season, winless on the road on Fridays… :(

  • Squiddie | May 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  • Lwiedy | May 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”331784″][quote comment=”331755″]Why does Uniwatch continue to rip the Brewers for their postgame celebrations? I mean, it’s not like they are wearing their jerseys untucked during the game. How about blasting all those players for throwing their helmets off their heads when they hit a walk-off homer?[/quote]
    I agree with this, especially because it’s a tribute to Mike Cameron’s dad.

    It’s less noticeable and annoying than the basketball players (or college football with names on the chest) popping their jerseys to “accentuate” that they want to remind everyone that they play for X team who just did something big.[/quote]

    Although I never really liked it personally, I did get it as a rallying thing last year. Brew Crew was a good story last year (sorry, Phil) and so was the Cameron angle as well. But that was then, this is now. Find something new, fellas.

  • Lwiedy | May 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    I’m not really a glove guy, but I’m wondering what Tim Redding is wearing? Anyone?

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”331777″][quote comment=”331769″][quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke[/quote]

    I have IE7 and when I hold my mouse over the scoreboard image it shows the caption “august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)”. The file name is a bunch of numbers, but I guess flickr stores the caption.[/quote]
    Yeah, it’s the alternate text in the image tag that does it in some browsers:

    img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3571086255_b82fc03f42_t.jpg” width=”100″ height=”73″ class=”alignleft” alt=”august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)”

  • Paddy F | May 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    I was watching the rugby Super 14 Final today and noticed some serious NOB stuff going on. Most notably that everyone on the Bulls had their first name on the back: http://www.muscleact... (Bryan Habana, Wynand Olivier and Morné Steyn)

    Also some KNOB action… that’s knickname on back. Mahlatse Ralepelle has “Chiliboy” on the back of his jersey, I wasn’t able to find a picture of it though.

  • LI Phil | May 30, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”331779″]Can anyone make a better Uni Track logo? I know that Phil is having fun learning to manipulate graphics but its quite embarrasing![/quote]

    i, in fact, COULD have done a better job…this was actually PURPOSEFULLY done…i had several mockups, including one that looked like spray painted “T” over the W, “R” over the A, etc…

    i kinda thought this was funny, and not obnoxiously over the top…

    and if it doesn’t embarass me, then i don’t really care if it embarasses you

    thanks for sharing tho!

  • anotherguy | May 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    Stirrup Nation will have one less member: the Sox released Corky Miller.

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Uni goodness on MLB network right now. Game 3 of the 1980 NLCS: Phillies’ powder blue vs. Astros’ tequila sunrise

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”331799″]Stirrup Nation will have one less member: the Sox released Corky Miller.[/quote]
    Sonsabitches. On a positive note, I guess it’s fitting that Lance Broadway was traded to New York.

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”331793″]Any Hoosiers, Cutters or Breaking Away fans?

    Little 500 crowd

    Teams before the race

    Team switching riders

    Another exchange

    High speed race action[/quote]
    Attending the actual Little 500 race is one thing I really wish I had done in one of the four springs I was in Bloomington.

  • anotherguy | May 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    BTW, the scoreboard game-the pitcher is Billy Pierce IMHO. Just judging by his look and the fact that it’s a lefty.

    Chicago fans could tell from the start that it was the Comiskey scoreboard.

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”331803″]Chicago fans could tell from the start that it was the Comiskey scoreboard.[/quote]
    As could anyone else who happened to notice that the two teams playing were shown on the scoreboard as:
    BOSTON
    SOX

  • Lwiedy | May 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”331803″]BTW, the scoreboard game-the pitcher is Billy Pierce IMHO. Just judging by his look and the fact that it’s a lefty.

    Chicago fans could tell from the start that it was the Comiskey scoreboard.[/quote]

    It’s 10 p.m. in the sixth, the 2009 Red Sox are not playing the 2009 yanks, so I’m guessing there was a rain delay. I wonder what Diamond Dry was in the 1950’s, sand?

  • =bg= | May 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”331779″]Can anyone make a better Uni Track logo? I know that Phil is having fun learning to manipulate graphics but its quite embarrasing![/quote]

    So I am guessing by calling it embarrassing- sorry, that’s ’embarrasing,’ you have a better design ready to go……………………….am i right?

  • LI Phil | May 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”331796″]Yeah, it’s the alternate text in the image tag that does it in some browsers:

    img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3571086255_b82fc03f42_t.jpg” width=”100″ height=”73″ class=”alignleft” alt=”august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)”[/quote]

    ok…thanks for pointing that out…i think tomorrow’s isn’t gonna require any “cheating” (at least not like that), because it should be pretty easy…but i’ve removed the references to the date in that one…

    maybe i’ll even throw a real DOOZY in there … as an added bonus

  • TMD | May 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”331807″][quote comment=”331796″]Yeah, it’s the alternate text in the image tag that does it in some browsers:

    img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3571086255_b82fc03f42_t.jpg” width=”100″ height=”73″ class=”alignleft” alt=”august 23, 1957 (comiskey park)”[/quote]

    ok…thanks for pointing that out…i think tomorrow’s isn’t gonna require any “cheating” (at least not like that), because it should be pretty easy…but i’ve removed the references to the date in that one…

    maybe i’ll even throw a real DOOZY in there … as an added bonus[/quote]

    Not a doozy, but a scoreboard that brings back happy memories.

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

  • nettles | May 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”331791″]The Yankees road uniforms would be improved, like the Dodgers, if they, too, got rid of the white outline.[/quote]

    +1

    They should lose the trim bands on the sleeves while they’re at it.

  • HC | May 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    RE: the scoreboard. It was not uncommon for night games in the 1950s to start later than they do now. According to a 1959 Red Sox yearbook, they started night games that year at 8:15, so maybe the White Sox did also. Games ran much shorter, so a game starting at 8:15 then might end at about the same time a game starting at 7:10 would end today.

  • Dave Soline | May 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”331769″][quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke[/quote]
    I’ll take a new mwmbership design card instead :)

  • Dave Soline | May 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”331811″][quote comment=”331769″][quote comment=”331758″]Ummmm…. about the scoreboard game contest, when I rolled my mouse over the small photo the answer appeared.[/quote]

    wait…WHAT? (i know i save them with the name of the game, but when i flickr them, those properties are supposed to disappear…)

    out of curiosity, what progam/browser are you using to view UW? when i ‘roll my mouse’ over the picture, nothing happens (and that’s in both IE and safari)

    /gotta change that for all future pics, i guess

    and dave soline, i owe you a coke[/quote]
    I’ll take a new mwmbership design card instead :)[/quote]
    I meant membership. Ok maybe spell check then!

  • Lwiedy | May 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    Since nobody took on the Royals, I slapped it together.
    Through May 29
    White/white (home)………………………………..11-9
    Power/white (home, sunday & holidays)..4-4
    Gray/gray (road)……………………………………….5-8
    Blue/gray (road, last game of series)……..3-4
    Total……………………………………………………….23-25

    No pitcher trend I could notice.

  • Lwiedy | May 30, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”331810″]RE: the scoreboard. It was not uncommon for night games in the 1950s to start later than they do now. According to a 1959 Red Sox yearbook, they started night games that year at 8:15, so maybe the White Sox did also. Games ran much shorter, so a game starting at 8:15 then might end at about the same time a game starting at 7:10 would end today.[/quote]

    It was not uncommon in the 1970’s. I am old enough to have gone to games at YS that started at 8 pm.

    Only the 8/23/57 game was played in 2 hrs. 20 min., so either they started at 9, played 4 innings in 20 minutes or they had a rain delay. Judging by the work done around the plate and mound, my money is on the latter.

  • anotherguy | May 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331804″]
    As could anyone else who happened to notice that the two teams playing were shown on the scoreboard as:
    BOSTON
    SOX[/quote]JTH, your monitor is better than mine. :-) In any case, I meant the shape of the scoreboard; that’s the first thing I noticed.

  • purwho | May 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”331793″]Any Hoosiers, Cutters or Breaking Away fans?

    Little 500 crowd

    Teams before the race

    Team switching riders

    Another exchange

    High speed race action[/quote]

    Sorry, but Purdue’s Grand Prix trumps that ;)
    Boiler up!

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”331816″][quote comment=”331793″]Any Hoosiers, Cutters or Breaking Away fans?

    Little 500 crowd

    Teams before the race

    Team switching riders

    Another exchange

    High speed race action[/quote]

    Sorry, but Purdue’s Grand Prix trumps that ;)
    Boiler up![/quote]
    Sure it does. You just keep telling yourself that.

  • JeffM | May 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”331795″]I’m not really a glove guy, but I’m wondering what Tim Redding is wearing? Anyone?[/quote]

    he is wearing an Akadema

    http://www.akademapr...

  • Flip | May 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”331789″][quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.[/quote]

    ‘Twas skeptical that losing the white would be an improvement, but it was. Thus, I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    Back to the Dodgers, I would drop the piping on the roadies so it would replicate the home style, which is simple and sweet.

  • amanda | May 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm |

    A little laugh for all the typography geeks on here.

  • GoGoSox | May 30, 2009 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”331802″][quote comment=”331793″]Any Hoosiers, Cutters or Breaking Away fans?

    Little 500 crowd

    Teams before the race

    Team switching riders

    Another exchange

    High speed race action[/quote]
    Attending the actual Little 500 race is one thing I really wish I had done in one of the four springs I was in Bloomington.[/quote]

    That is truly the greatest week of the year. I went to the race once but it was cold and rainy. Should have just done the usual party hopping.

  • GoGoSox | May 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”331801″][quote comment=”331799″]Stirrup Nation will have one less member: the Sox released Corky Miller.[/quote]
    Sonsabitches. On a positive note, I guess it’s fitting that Lance Broadway was traded to New York.[/quote]

    This comes on the heels of him not wearing stirrups for his last game. Bad decision.

  • Greenie | May 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”331821″]A little laugh for all the typography geeks on here.[/quote]

    Wow, never expected a crossover between my favorite blog and my favorite webcomic. That’s sweet.

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”331820″][quote comment=”331789″][quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.[/quote]

    ‘Twas skeptical that losing the white would be an improvement, but it was. Thus, I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    Back to the Dodgers, I would drop the piping on the roadies so it would replicate the home style, which is simple and sweet.[/quote]
    The Yankees have navy and gray alts?

    Anyway, back to the Dodgers. The blue on the gray doubleknit fabric just looks dull and lifeless. Old school? Hardly. How great does this look compared to this?

    Same thing would happen to the Yankees if they took off the white border. Cool colors just don’t look good against the gray polyester. Take a look at the new Red Sox road jerseys. The letters just blend into the fabric. For the love of God, please put some red outlines on those letters.

    Now on the other hand, the Phillies and Tigers (to name a couple) really need to lose the white border on their road jerseys.

  • Matt | May 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm |

    “Fix the brim, and this is perfect”

    …except, in my opinion, the brown field turf infield. How is a guy supposed to get his uniform dirty at this field?

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    Looks like Aaron Heilman figured out how to put on his stirrups.

    Another Tim McCarver gem: “Everybody knows how important Notre Dame is to the city of Chicago.”

    Yep. What would we do without Touchdown Jesus? I’m pretty sure the entire city would shut down.

  • Jason Shane | May 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”331800″]Uni goodness on MLB network right now. Game 3 of the 1980 NLCS: Phillies’ powder blue vs. Astros’ tequila sunrise[/quote]

    What a great matchup. Just another reason to love the MLB Network – great unis.

    Astros Tequila Sunrise: http://www.flickr.co...
    Phillis Powder Blue Zip-Ups: http://www.flickr.co...

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331829″][quote comment=”331800″]Uni goodness on MLB network right now. Game 3 of the 1980 NLCS: Phillies’ powder blue vs. Astros’ tequila sunrise[/quote]

    What a great matchup. Just another reason to love the MLB Network – great unis.

    Astros Tequila Sunrise: http://www.flickr.co...
    Phillis Powder Blue Zip-Ups: http://www.flickr.co...
    And speaking of uni goodness. Royals/White Sox on WGN. Sox dressed as the Chicago American Giants, Royals as the KC Monarchs. Pinstripes galore!

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | May 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”331781″][quote comment=”331773″]Looks like chris tucker might be wearing some gucci sneakers.
    http://www.gucci.com...

    $425 for those pieces….much rather get some rare jordans[/quote]

    Nah, I love my Jordans but ya can’t hate on Luxury brand sneakers. But what has Chris Tucker done to afford $400+ sneakers??? He can’t be still living off that “Rush Hour” money?

  • Tom Hedrick | May 30, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    What’s going on with the dot above Adam Everett’s i? http://i35.photobuck...
    Compared to the rest of the team. http://i35.photobuck...

  • Joe Barrie | May 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”331791″]The Yankees road uniforms would be improved, like the Dodgers, if they, too, got rid of the white outline.[/quote]

    Amen!

  • nettles | May 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote]”I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.[/quote]

    Huh??? When have they been wearing these? Got any pics?

  • Michael Emody | May 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm |

    Re: Sox scoreboard from 57. You know, the famous
    Bill Veeck “fireworks” scoreboard
    (the pinwheels didn’t appear until the 70’s) is basically the one pictured in todays blog. They just added panels on both sides: the ‘Sox-o-gram’ on the left, and the lineups on the right. The ad space above the boxscore grew with the addition of the two new side panels, and facilitated the faux rocket launching tubes. The clock remained the same spot into the 80’s, though its sponsorship changed frequently.
    Before 1951, they didn’t have a large scoreboard, and the whole area was empty.

  • Marcus Hall - Lets play 162!! | May 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    nice post as always

    small note though:

    Old Orioles Logo

    New Orioles Logo

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | May 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    The Detroit Red Wings are wearing the Stanley Cup Finals patch on their right chest. It’s the same place where they have the Captain “C”. Looks like shit. No pics yet.

  • Nicole | May 30, 2009 at 9:40 pm |

    The White Sox royal blue pinstripe throwbacks tonight are indescribable. Bobby Jenks is pitching for the ChiSox and he has the perfect pants/socks length and pant baggy-ness. It was beautiful.

  • George | May 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”331834″][quote]”I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.[/quote]

    Huh??? When have they been wearing these? Got any pics?[/quote]

    Only thing I can imagine that this guy is referencing is the batting practice/spring training away jerseys, which are navy with the gray and white panels on the sides/underarms.

    Because as everybody knows, the Yankees don’t do no stinking alternates. Never have and never will.

  • Jason Shane | May 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”331830″][quote comment=”331829″][quote comment=”331800″]Uni goodness on MLB network right now. Game 3 of the 1980 NLCS: Phillies’ powder blue vs. Astros’ tequila sunrise[/quote]

    What a great matchup. Just another reason to love the MLB Network – great unis.

    Astros Tequila Sunrise: http://www.flickr.co...
    Phillis Powder Blue Zip-Ups: http://www.flickr.co...
    And speaking of uni goodness. Royals/White Sox on WGN. Sox dressed as the Chicago American Giants, Royals as the KC Monarchs. Pinstripes galore![/quote]

    My god, JTH, those are gorgeous…

    Chicago: http://a.espncdn.com...
    KC: http://a.espncdn.com...

    I love the stirrups, but why can’t they wear better helmets? http://a.espncdn.com...
    Can’t totally tell, but it looks like Chicago wore their modern helmets, too: http://a.espncdn.com...

  • bradymcgrady | May 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”331755″]Why does Uniwatch continue to rip the Brewers for their postgame celebrations? I mean, it’s not like they are wearing their jerseys untucked during the game. How about blasting all those players for throwing their helmets off their heads when they hit a walk-off homer?[/quote]

    If I remember correctly, David Ortiz said in an interview that the reason he tosses off his helmet after a walk-off is because if he doesn’t, everybody beats on the top of his head and it gives him a headache.

    And if he’s not wearing they must hold off a little.

  • Teebz | May 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”331787″]Just a thought for a weekend post with the Stanley Cup Finals starting. What about a piece on the different NHL trophies. There are some beautiful trophies with great names and histories out there.

    http://www.chlonline...

    I have a piece lined up on that very topic on the week leading up to the NHL Awards.

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”331840″]Can’t totally tell, but it looks like Chicago wore their modern helmets, too: http://a.espncdn.com...
    They did. And I really hope Alexei Ramirez gets fined heavily in kangaroo court. It’s hard to tell in this clip because he’s wearing a shinguard, but he had his pantlegs pulled down to his ankles.

    The White Sox’ announcers even made fun of him for it.

    He did the same thing last year in Detroit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Totally unrelated note: Pierre McGuire, thank you for pointing out that most of the fans in Detroit were cheering for the Red Wings tonight. That kind of insider info is why you’re making the big bucks.

  • PuckyTheWhale | May 30, 2009 at 11:11 pm |

    Has anyone else noticed that the favicon for this site looks like a beer bottle? (In case you don’t know, a favicon is the little icon that appears to the left of http in your browser’s address bar. Many websites have a favicon, and in the case of uniwatchblog.com, it is an upside-down stirrup.)

  • Teebz | May 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”331843″][quote comment=”331840″]Can’t totally tell, but it looks like Chicago wore their modern helmets, too: http://a.espncdn.com...
    They did. And I really hope Alexei Ramirez gets fined heavily in kangaroo court. It’s hard to tell in this clip because he’s wearing a shinguard, but he had his pantlegs pulled down to his ankles.

    The White Sox’ announcers even made fun of him for it.

    He did the same thing last year in Detroit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Totally unrelated note: Pierre McGuire, thank you for pointing out that most of the fans in Detroit were cheering for the Red Wings tonight. That kind of insider info is why you’re making the big bucks.[/quote]

    McGuire is a jackass. He ranks above Bucci by a hair in my books. And I abhor Bucci.

  • jeff in detroit | May 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm |

    just saw the post game press conference of the wings game. Justin Abdelkader was wearing a wings jacket (windbreaker) with #93 on it, which is Johan Franzen’s number

  • Skycat | May 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”331826″][quote comment=”331820″][quote comment=”331789″][quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.[/quote]

    ‘Twas skeptical that losing the white would be an improvement, but it was. Thus, I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    Back to the Dodgers, I would drop the piping on the roadies so it would replicate the home style, which is simple and sweet.[/quote]
    The Yankees have navy and gray alts?

    Anyway, back to the Dodgers. The blue on the gray doubleknit fabric just looks dull and lifeless. Old school? Hardly. How great does this look compared to this?

    Same thing would happen to the Yankees if they took off the white border. Cool colors just don’t look good against the gray polyester. Take a look at the new Red Sox road jerseys. The letters just blend into the fabric. For the love of God, please put some red outlines on those letters.

    Now on the other hand, the Phillies and Tigers (to name a couple) really need to lose the white border on their road jerseys.[/quote]
    Are the Tigers the only team that does not incorporate one of their colors (orange) into their home uniform?

  • Adam | May 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm |

    Interesting note from ChicagoTribune.com:

    “The Sox will sport five special uniforms this season in addition to their traditional home and road uniforms.”

    Obviously, that includes today’s Negro League uniforms. I’m guessing that it doesn’t include the black alts (which, having been around for 18 years now, are hardly a “special” uniform). And I doubt it includes the red hats, because that would just be stupid. They’ll probably wear something special for the Civil Rights game, probably do green pinstripes for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and probably do Camo sometime (the 4th of July again?), but that still leaves one more (unless that 5 figure does include the black tops or red hat or Jackie Robinson Day uniforms, but that would be stupid). Anybody know anything I’m missing?

  • JTH | May 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”331848″]Interesting note from ChicagoTribune.com:

    “The Sox will sport five special uniforms this season in addition to their traditional home and road uniforms.”

    Obviously, that includes today’s Negro League uniforms. I’m guessing that it doesn’t include the black alts (which, having been around for 18 years now, are hardly a “special” uniform). And I doubt it includes the red hats, because that would just be stupid. They’ll probably wear something special for the Civil Rights game, probably do green pinstripes for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and probably do Camo sometime (the 4th of July again?), but that still leaves one more (unless that 5 figure does include the black tops or red hat or Jackie Robinson Day uniforms, but that would be stupid). Anybody know anything I’m missing?[/quote]
    Monday is 70s night. Maybe they’ll be wearing throwbacks.

  • Chuck | May 31, 2009 at 12:15 am |

    [quote comment=”331833″][quote comment=”331791″]The Yankees road uniforms would be improved, like the Dodgers, if they, too, got rid of the white outline.[/quote]

    Amen![/quote]
    same goes for the Reds roads.

  • Chris in DC | May 31, 2009 at 12:26 am |

    Going back to the flack about the Orioles upside-down “O’s” apostrophe, I totally forgot about this one. When the hat first came out in 2005, the logo was produced as shown in the link, and quickly stylized to the one that exists now, but not after some of these hats with the correct apostrophe and standard “s” got out to the fans. As a graphic designer, I can see why they changed the “s” but there should have been a way not to fall into an apostrophe catastrophe. http://www.wrigleyvi...

  • DJ | May 31, 2009 at 12:37 am |

    Obviously, that includes today’s Negro League uniforms. I’m guessing that it doesn’t include the black alts (which, having been around for 18 years now, are hardly a “special” uniform). And I doubt it includes the red hats, because that would just be stupid. They’ll probably wear something special for the Civil Rights game, probably do green pinstripes for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and probably do Camo sometime (the 4th of July again?), but that still leaves one more (unless that 5 figure does include the black tops or red hat or Jackie Robinson Day uniforms, but that would be stupid). Anybody know anything I’m missing?

    The Dodgers are coming to US Cellular Field for interleague play. Perhaps the White Sox will wear the 1959 throwbacks again, considering this will be the 50th anniversary of the 1959 American League Championship.

  • Johnny O | May 31, 2009 at 12:44 am |

    So Phil… you don’t like to see the Brewers win, or you don’t like to see them un-tuck their uni’s? Hahaha, you know I kid. We all know I am biased, but I love the un-tucking of the uni after a victory. Notice Hoffman doesn’t do it after a save, but everyone else does. This thing has become a phenomenon in Wisconsin. My future brother-in-law and my fiancee (who are not really into baseball) un-tuck their shirts when they come home from work everyday, and when they Brewers win, they always say “Time to un-tuck those jerseys!”. It’s just kind of a connection between the players that I really enjoy.

    Awesome job to those who are doing the uni-tracking. Very in-depth, and such a great idea. THe next step would be to track that players on your team for what uni they are in when they hit home runs. THat would be sweet.

    Off to bed for me. I am off the Brew City for Trevor Hoffman bobble head day at Miller Park in the morning. Supposed to be 68 and sunny with 0% chance of rain. Gonna be friggin’ awesome!

  • Jeff P | May 31, 2009 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”331847″][quote comment=”331826″][quote comment=”331820″][quote comment=”331789″][quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.[/quote]

    ‘Twas skeptical that losing the white would be an improvement, but it was. Thus, I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    Back to the Dodgers, I would drop the piping on the roadies so it would replicate the home style, which is simple and sweet.[/quote]
    The Yankees have navy and gray alts?

    Anyway, back to the Dodgers. The blue on the gray doubleknit fabric just looks dull and lifeless. Old school? Hardly. How great does this look compared to this?

    Same thing would happen to the Yankees if they took off the white border. Cool colors just don’t look good against the gray polyester. Take a look at the new Red Sox road jerseys. The letters just blend into the fabric. For the love of God, please put some red outlines on those letters.

    Now on the other hand, the Phillies and Tigers (to name a couple) really need to lose the white border on their road jerseys.[/quote]
    Are the Tigers the only team that does not incorporate one of their colors (orange) into their home uniform?[/quote]

    Yankees. Official colors are navy and gray, no gray in the home uni.

  • Lwiedy | May 31, 2009 at 1:54 am |

    [quote comment=”331854″][quote comment=”331847″][quote comment=”331826″][quote comment=”331820″][quote comment=”331789″][quote comment=”331756″]Random observation: I really don’t like the Dodgers road jerseys anymore. I preferred them a few years ago when they had placket piping and white outlines on the wordmarks. (NNOB was a plus as well, but I have no problem with the NOB.)[/quote]

    I’m the opposite. The white added too much clutter due to the script and the lack of trim makes look more old school.[/quote]

    ‘Twas skeptical that losing the white would be an improvement, but it was. Thus, I, too, would applaud the Yankees getting rid of their white. But since they’ve added the navy and gray alts with white accents, I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

    Back to the Dodgers, I would drop the piping on the roadies so it would replicate the home style, which is simple and sweet.[/quote]
    The Yankees have navy and gray alts?

    Anyway, back to the Dodgers. The blue on the gray doubleknit fabric just looks dull and lifeless. Old school? Hardly. How great does this look compared to this?

    Same thing would happen to the Yankees if they took off the white border. Cool colors just don’t look good against the gray polyester. Take a look at the new Red Sox road jerseys. The letters just blend into the fabric. For the love of God, please put some red outlines on those letters.

    Now on the other hand, the Phillies and Tigers (to name a couple) really need to lose the white border on their road jerseys.[/quote]
    Are the Tigers the only team that does not incorporate one of their colors (orange) into their home uniform?[/quote]

    Yankees. Official colors are navy and gray[/quote]

    Says who?

  • mike 2 | May 31, 2009 at 1:55 am |

    [quote comment=”331842″][quote comment=”331787″]Just a thought for a weekend post with the Stanley Cup Finals starting. What about a piece on the different NHL trophies. There are some beautiful trophies with great names and histories out there.

    http://www.chlonline...

    I have a piece lined up on that very topic on the week leading up to the NHL Awards.[/quote]

    I’m curious to hear more about the “Bobby Orr Memorial Trophy”

  • Adam | May 31, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote]
    The Dodgers are coming to US Cellular Field for interleague play. Perhaps the White Sox will wear the 1959 throwbacks again, considering this will be the 50th anniversary of the 1959 American League Championship.[/quote]

    That occured to me and I hope it’s true, but Sox usually promote that kind of thing and haven’t been. I suppose we will see.

  • PuckyTheWhale | May 31, 2009 at 6:03 pm |

    Speaking of the Twins, here’s something interesting about Terminator 2 according to imdb.com:

    “In one scene, Miles Dyson’s son is seen wearing a Minnesota Twins cap. The Twins won their first World Series in 1987, and the pitch that retired the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning of the seventh and final game was thrown by relief pitcher Jeff Reardon – whose nickname was ‘The Terminator.'”

  • Geen | June 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    I wonder if the Hannibal Cavemen are sponsored by Geico.

  • Dustin | June 6, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”331853″]So Phil… you don’t like to see the Brewers win, or you don’t like to see them un-tuck their uni’s? Hahaha, you know I kid. We all know I am biased, but I love the un-tucking of the uni after a victory. Notice Hoffman doesn’t do it after a save, but everyone else does. This thing has become a phenomenon in Wisconsin. My future brother-in-law and my fiancee (who are not really into baseball) un-tuck their shirts when they come home from work everyday, and when they Brewers win, they always say “Time to un-tuck those jerseys!”. It’s just kind of a connection between the players that I really enjoy.

    Awesome job to those who are doing the uni-tracking. Very in-depth, and such a great idea. THe next step would be to track that players on your team for what uni they are in when they hit home runs. THat would be sweet.

    Off to bed for me. I am off the Brew City for Trevor Hoffman bobble head day at Miller Park in the morning. Supposed to be 68 and sunny with 0% chance of rain. Gonna be friggin’ awesome![/quote]

    Definitely. I feel we’re still pretty blue-collar here in Wisconsin, so seeing the untuck can be inferred by us a salute, though someone too close to this occurrence could change their mind.

  • OJ Fonseca | June 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    the Scoreboard game…
    San Diego Padres at New York Mets. Mets won 3-2 in 15 innings. The game was played on April 27th, 1994. baseball-reference.com is how I found it. I noticed the 125th Anniversary patch which was worn during the 1994 season and the rest was simple.