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In Which I Ignore the NBA Finals in Favor of an Obscure Winter Sport, Go Figure

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What sort of uniform does a snowshoe racer wear?

I confess that I had never considered that question — or even realized there was such a thing as snowshoe racing — until reader Lance Smith recently sent me a bunch of old Life photos documenting a foot race on showshoes, which included hurdles (which apparently caused some wipeouts) and a bit of a pile-up at the finish. Note that several of the runners had matching sweaters, including at least one design that was my-t-fine (are all those medals for winning the race or just for having the best outfit?). And look, the racers even had expert medical care and, uh, high-tech facilities.

All those photos carry the same somewhat unsatisfying caption: “Showshoe Convention, February 02, 1950” (no location is listed, but Lance thinks it’s in Lewiston, Maine). What goes on at a snowshoe convention? A whole lot of fun stuff, at least judging by this remarkable photo (let all the details sink in — there’s a lot going on there). And a most of the officials seem to have worn cool uniforms of their own. trés romantique!

What’s this all about? According to this page, Lewiston used to be “the undisputed snowshoe capital of the United States.” It’s not clear if any other places actually tried to dispute it, but whatever. The article continues:

Many local people still recall the international and national [snowshoe] conventions held here through the years since 1925.

They featured large parades, with dozens of drum and bugle corps, an elaborate centrally located ice palace, snowshoe competitions and a coronation ball and an awards ceremony. The local population, not to mention the merchants, hotels and restaurants, looked forward to these festivities, which brought life to the darkest part of winter. Extra cars were charted on the Grand Trunk Railroad for the hundreds of conventioneers who came from Canada.

But I don’t mean to engage in an empty nostalgia exercise about an obscure fringe sport. No, I mean to examine the current state of an obscure fringe sport! Because it turns out that snowshoe racing is alive and well today, with its own national organization, national team, and national championship race, all of which was news to me. Judging by the photos I’ve found, it’s not the most visually compelling sport, although you occasionally get some comic relief. I think it’s fair to say that none of these outfits comes close to matching the sweaters in those 1950s photos.

Have you ever snowshowed? I did once, about five years ago, in Alaska. I was on a press junket and got to do all sorts of stuff I’d never done before, like ice-fishing (fun until the whisky ran out), snowmobiling (a blast), dog sledding (very cool, and we were right on the actual Iditarod Trail!), and, yes, snowshoeing. I’d seen all those cartoons where people tie tennis rackets to their feet to form ersatz snowshoes, but I’d never seen the real thing. Frankly, it didn’t seem particularly appealing, but I thought, “Give it a try — you never know.” In the back of mind, I envisioned something like this.

It was exactly zero fun. Brutally hard work, and I couldn’t even enjoy the gorgeous surroundings because I had to keep looking down at the snowshoes to make sure I didn’t trip or slip. I’m sure some of you Canuck types are gonna tell me I wasn’t doing it right or the shoes were the wrong size or whatever, but save it — I won’t be trying that again.

And you’re telling me people actually race in these things? Maybe they just want to scurry to the end as quickly as possible so they can take the damn things off.

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Poster Children, Continued: Yesterday’s post about NFL posters prompted Jim Mellett to grab his copy of the book The Professionals: Portraits of NFL Stars by America’s Most Prominent Illustrators and take photos of a bunch of the pages. “The book contains 72 color portraits of NFL greats like Earl Campbell, Joe Greene, Frank Gifford, Bob Lilly, and Jack Ham,” writes Jim. “The illustrators are just as great, with the likes of Merv Corning, David Grove, Bart Forbes, Chuck Ren, and my friend George Gaadt, who’s done artwork and photographed games for the NFL for many years.” Jim, who’s a fine illustrator himself, has generously offered to document the rest of the book’s pages — I’ll let you know when he send along the additional material.

Meanwhile, yesterday’s post also inspired Jim Lonetti to share a bunch of MLB posters from the same era. “It’s interesting that the background of the Twins poster includes the Washington monument, as a nod to where the team came from,” he notes. “I know I’m missing some. Does anyone know a website that has them all collected?” Good question. Anyone..?

A few extra-curricular notes: Some quick updates on a coupla items of interest:

• The Baltimore Uni Watch party will take place on June 17th, 7pm, at the Hillendale Bowling Center. No need to bowl if you don’t want to, and it’s BYOB. I have to leave at 9:30pm sharp, so get there on time, etc., etc.

• The “Naming Wrongs” T-shirt series is about to swing into full gear. We should have the Comiskey and Joe Robbie shirts up for sale momentarily, with the Jake and Mile High designs ready soon thereafter.

• For those who want to see the Candela Structures exhibit, the City Reliquary will be open tomorrow and Sunday from noon-6pm.

• Kirsten and I will be appearing on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show next Thursday, June 11th, from 11:40am to noon. We’ll mostly be discussing the Candela exhibit, but I believe Brian also plans to ask me some questions about Uni Watch and “I’m Calling It Shea.” You can stream the broadcast live using the tabs on the left side of that last link.

• And as you may have noticed, we have a new advertiser: Farkas Eye Black. Please give them a look, and continue to support all our sponsors. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: What happens to all the hats that get tossed onto the ice after a hat trick? Answer here (with thanks to Jake Reed). … Another ace panoramic team portrait from Bruce Menard, this time of the 1913 Philadelphia A’s. … Anyone know the story behind this cap that Ozzie Guillen was wearing the other day? (With thanks to Paul Mazzarella). … Tons of amazing early-1900s baseball photos in this Flickr set (great find by Mike Hersh). … The Islanders plan to introduce their top draft pick with their throwback alternate jersey. … Rugby snafu report from Eric Bangeman, who writes: “The British & Irish Lions have played their first two matches on their tour of South Africa, and each one has seen a uniform gaffe by the home side. In the first game against the Royal Bafokeng XV, the Royals had a problem with mismatched fonts that affected eight of the team’s 22 players. And in Wednesday’s match against a South African team also called the Lions, home team flanker Todd Clever had his jersey pulled off during play at the very end of the first half and had to carry it until a break in the action.” … Almost had a heart attack when Roberto Pacheco sent me this photo, which appeared to show Wade Boggs wearing a Cubs batting glove — shades of the Buckner double-curse! (If you’re not familiar with that epochal Uni Watch moment, look here.) But then I went to the SI Vault and zoomed in on the Boggs photo, which revealed that the logo on his glove was not a Cubs logo after all. Phew. … Quite the numerical odyssey for Ramon Castro, as reported by Steve Johnston: “With the Mets, Castro wore No. 11. When he joined the White Sox in KC after being traded, the Sox were wearing a throwback uniform against the Royals, so I’m guessing that’s why he had to wear No. 44, which was Corky Miller’s number — the player he was replacing. Then he was going to wear No. 55. That has changed again because Wednesday night he decided to wear No. 27. This has to be some sort of record for uniform numbers in six days.” … Footwear news regarding the NBA Finals (with thanks to Greg Riffenburgh). … Brandon Merchant sent some pics chronicling the evolution of on Little League team over several decades. “We’re part of a league in Charlotte that has a ton of history and tradition,” he says. “My team is one of the originals — Al Browne’s Service Station (now just ‘Al Browne’). We go back to 1952 and I have a scrapbook that has most of the team pics and other snapshots, etc. from our history.” … Here’s a new kind of apostrophe catastrophe. Explanation, courtesy of Ferdinand Cesarano: “English footballer Gareth Barry, who had played for Aston Villa for 12 years, has recently moved to Manchester City, causing quite a stir amongst the Villa fans. Last season, Barry was rumoured to be moving to Liverpool, which also got the fans a bit riled — so much so that they produced this sign.” … Ewwwwww. … Well I’m glad that got that sorted out. … Several readers have noticed the MLB logo appearing on the front of Mark Teixeira’s undershirt collar. Now Tyler Kepner has gotten the scoop: “Yanks have a new Nike prototype shorts-sleeve undershirt with the MLB logo on the collar. You see it here and there in the clubhouse, but as far as I know Teixeira is the only one who wears it. MLB wants to see how well their logo shows up when players wear it on the field, and evidently they’re very happy with how it looks on Teixeira.” Yes, I’m sure they are. … Lots of interesting jerseys available here (with thanks to Franklin Freytag). … Now that the NFL has opened the door to ad patches on practice jerseys, everyone’s getting in on it. … Tangled up in blue last night in Tampa — even the ump’s in on it (screen shot courtesy of Ben Teaford). … “I was watching my high school’s softball team playing and noticed they had a lot of helmet decals for all sorts of accomplishments,” writes Andrew W. Greenwood. “You can tell what most of them are for, but others — like the old Atlanta Falcons logo — are harder to gauge.” … So was that a kenesio tape sleeve Dwight Howard was wearing last night, or were the stripes just ornamental? I didn’t actually watch the game, sorry, so forgive me if this was discussed during the broadcast. … Howard also had white sneakers, while the rest of the Magic wore black. … And pretty amazing to see that they came up with an O’Brien Trophy headband. Was anyone wearing it besides Courtney Lee? … Nathan Lynes reports that the USA soccer team wore gray socks with their home kit two nights ago, instead of their usual white. … Here’s Randy Johnson wearing No. 26 with the Expos — but not the Montreal Expos. As you can see, it’s actually the double-A Jacksonville ’Spos (good find by Doug Brei). … Day game for the Mets yesterday, so David Wright went high-cuffed, but he was back to wearing solid socks instead of stirrups. Dang. … Melissa, who didn’t give her last name, notes that Kevin Youkilis has “ENY” on his batting glove. “I’m guessing maybe it refers to his new wife, Enza,” she writes. “Still, not sure what the N would stand for — her maiden name is Sambataro, and her son’s name is Michael.” … UConn is getting some no-frills football uniforms (with thanks to Stefan Schubert). … The U. of Floriday has severed its relationship with Russell Athletic.

 

247 comments to In Which I Ignore the NBA Finals in Favor of an Obscure Winter Sport, Go Figure

  • Johnny | June 5, 2009 at 7:19 am |

    Jim Lonetti’s MLB posters shows the Padres poster with the wordmark (on the bottom)

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

    that they would wear on their jerseys in the late 70s and 80s.

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

    I never knew they had that font in the early 70s.

  • kj | June 5, 2009 at 7:22 am |

    The gray socks for the US national team were the away kit socks. Since the home team, Costa Rica, was wearing white socks, the US had to change to their other socks.

  • andrew | June 5, 2009 at 7:28 am |

    in regards to texiera’s undershirt. the logo is the back of these phinten necklaces I know his is navy or black but it is some variation of this http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • Json | June 5, 2009 at 7:43 am |

    the stripes on dwight howard’s sleeve are part of the adidas powerweb line of performance apparel. supposedly, the stripes of stretchy material help muscles to reflex and can make you perform better. Its the same striping that appears on his silver and black uner shirt that he always wears. They first began marketing it for football at the nfl combine a couple years ago.

    http://www.shopadida...

  • TMD | June 5, 2009 at 8:03 am |

    Three thoughts on that A’s picture.

    1) Those sweaters are beyond amazing. I’d die to have one.

    2) Connie Mack never looks right on a baseball field. He always looks too stiff, like he doesn’t want to be there.

    3) The A’s “mascot” in that photo is the complete opposite of old Connie. It looks like this picture was the thrill of his life. Love it!

  • Matt | June 5, 2009 at 8:19 am |

    My first thought about Ozzie’s hat is that it references the “Black Market”, with references to the Black Sox? Maybe? I don’t know.

  • Marc R | June 5, 2009 at 8:20 am |

    The only thing I can think of why the Washington Monument is on the poster is that the Twins migrated from DC and a new Senators was established in the Capital in 1961.

  • Marc R | June 5, 2009 at 8:21 am |

    [quote comment=”333038″]The only thing I can think of why the Washington Monument is on the poster is that the Twins migrated from DC and a new Senators was established in the Capital in 1961.[/quote]

    Never mind, I guess I should have read the article better. It’s too early.

  • JP | June 5, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Regarding Youkilis’s wife – maybe the “N” is for her middle initial or maybe Eny is just a nickname for Enza

  • Peter | June 5, 2009 at 8:25 am |

    Re: Jax Expos Logo…

    I know we’ve discussed the “hidden” letters in the Montreal “M”…I was surprised to see the “J” that contained the “e” as well!! Once again, showing that who ever designed the logo, showed that it was quite diverse in its use!!

    Also: I believe it was Ricko not to long ago (and if it wasn’t I apologize to who it was), about changing a few rules in baseball to speed up the game: I believe all Washington Natinals games should only be 6 innings, rain or not..

  • Kevin | June 5, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    Paul,
    That Bears tattoo guy lives like 3 blocks from me in the northern Chicago burbs I see him about once every couple of weeks. He’s got Bears stuff all over his car. We went go go see Kyle Orton at Walgreens last year and he was towards the front of the line. He got the autograph and went and got it tatted and got back to show Orton before the signing was over. He’s an interesting cat to say the least.

  • Alex | June 5, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    Ok, I just came up with more named wrong ideas

    Tell me if these are in the works

    I’m calling it Veterans Stadium (Phillies)

    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)

    I’m calling it Jack Murphy (Padres)

    I’m calling it Candlestick (Giants)

    I’m calling it the Thunderdome (Rays)

    I’m calling it the SkyDome (Blue Jays)

    I’m calling it Tiger Stadium (Tigers)

    I’m calling it the Met (twins, for the opening of Target Field)

  • Dane | June 5, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    Here’s the first DIY project that I can get behind:

    http://www.freep.com...

    Full article here:
    http://www.freep.com...

  • Dane | June 5, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    [quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.

  • Dom | June 5, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    There were also some players that had NBA Finals shirts on while they were on the bench. The Magic shirt also has the trophy patch on the right sleeve.
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Here’s the trophy logo on wristbands also & it looks like only the Magic are wearing the logo on the sweatbands for some reason.
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • James P. | June 5, 2009 at 8:50 am |

    Damn it! Had I known about that Micky Rivers site, i would have totally bought that Astros jersey!

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    [quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.

  • Adam | June 5, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    This might have been mentioned before (and, hey, you’re free to sell any t-shirt you want), but IMO complaints about naming rights for Comiskey Park are a bit misguided. They used the money for the U.S Cellular deal to do the massive renovations to the park in the last decade, and I highly doubt you’ll find many people who’d take “Comiskey Park” in 2001 over “U.S. Cellular Field” in 2009. Most people call it “The Cell” anyway, which sounds kinda cool and non-coporate. (And I’m not going to get into the fact that there’s a large group of Sox fans who never wanted it called Comiskey in the first place and always call it Sox Park)

  • wes | June 5, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    [quote]UConn is getting some no-frills football uniforms (with thanks to Stefan Schubert).[/quote]
    Why? I mean really, why? From a marketing standpoint, nobody gives a shit about UConn football, but at least you knew who they were by their uniforms. Now they want to tone it down and practically make carbob-copies of Penn State with different number styles and a different colored helmet?

    Stupid. Normally I’m against the piping and stripes, but UConn wasn’t that bad, in fact, they were one of the better ‘new’ jerseys out there. Now? They’re forcing ‘throwback’ on us. What are they throwing back to, they don’t have a history! Stupid

  • Peter | June 5, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    ipod,itunes,icam,imac,ithis,ithat,idontknow,idontgiveashit,i’m calling it this, i’m calling it that…I don’t care anymore….

    What started as a great novelty, and would have been truly localized (for NY), has expanded beyond something that everyone calling something other than its name…good for No Mas for taking the money and running…but how about this: “I’m calling it over…”

    (Heavy sarcasm)

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    Wow. Lots of great stuff today. I really like:

    1. All the 1950 snowshoe convention stuff.

    2. “Mascot” Vanzelt in the A’s pic.

    3. The Al Browne little league pictures/story. How cool to be a part of that kind of history/tradition!

  • BSmile | June 5, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”333036″]Three thoughts on that A’s picture.

    1) Those sweaters are beyond amazing. I’d die to have one.

    2) Connie Mack never looks right on a baseball field. He always looks too stiff, like he doesn’t want to be there.

    3) The A’s “mascot” in that photo is the complete opposite of old Connie. It looks like this picture was the thrill of his life. Love it![/quote]

    The “mascot” was named Louis Van Zelt. There’s a blip about him in “Baseball: The Golden Age”, here:

    http://books.google....

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”333041″]Re: Jax Expos Logo…

    I know we’ve discussed the “hidden” letters in the Montreal “M”…I was surprised to see the “J” that contained the “e” as well!! Once again, showing that who ever designed the logo, showed that it was quite diverse in its use!!

    Also: I believe it was Ricko not to long ago (and if it wasn’t I apologize to who it was), about changing a few rules in baseball to speed up the game: I believe all Washington Natinals games should only be 6 innings, rain or not..[/quote]
    Just institute the slaughter rule in MLB. If you’re up by more than 10 runs at least 4 innings into the game, after the team thats losing cannot pull it to a single digit defecit in the next half inning, game over.

    We can call it the Nats Rule

  • Broadway Connie | June 5, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    1. SNOWSHOE VENUE: Sure looks like Lewiston, Maine. I believe the Quonset-style building in one of the photos served as the site for the Clay-Ali/Liston rematch. The bout was to be held in Boston, but the Suffolk County DA (Garrett Byrne, if I recall) chased it out of town because of an alleged mob fix, an innuendo later given credibility by Ali’s quick “phantom punch” KO of the Big Ugly Bear.

    2. 1913 ATHLETICS:
    [quote comment=”333036″]Three thoughts on that A’s picture.

    1) Those sweaters are beyond amazing. I’d die to have one.

    2) Connie Mack never looks right on a baseball field. He always looks too stiff, like he doesn’t want to be there.

    3) The A’s “mascot” in that photo is the complete opposite of old Connie. It looks like this picture was the thrill of his life. Love it![/quote]

    Absolutely right, TMD, it’s a great photograph worth hours of staring. How /bout them elephants?! I also agree with you about Connie Mack’s stiff, remote uncomfortable-ness. But I LOVE it. Why do baseball managers have to wear a (generally unflattering) player’s outfit when they’re never going play? I know that mangers were frequently player-managers back in the Golden Era (who was the last of that breed, by the way?? Joe Cronin?), but nobody looked as oddly cool as Mr. Mack.

    3. BOBBLEHEAD. Our Robert Marshall custom-made masterpiece arrived safely yesterday, and it’s a beauty. Photos TK.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”333043″]Ok, I just came up with more named wrong ideas

    Tell me if these are in the works

    I’m calling it Veterans Stadium (Phillies)[/quote]
    I’m calling it Shibe
    or
    I’m calling it Connie Mack

  • Eric | June 5, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    Regarding the Minnesota Twins/Washington Monument… I would guess that it’s actually showing the Foshay Tower, which at the time was the largest skyscraper in Minneapolis and branded by some as the “First Skyscraper West of the Mississippi.” Wilbur Foshay had a great admiration for George Washington and wanted his building to resemble the monument.

    The Foshay has since been eclipsed by the modern glass and steel skyscrapers and resembles, in the words of Larry Millett, “…a child in a world of steroidal adults.”

    If I had any Interweb/World Wide Net skills I would have figured out how to URL those links below. (The Lileks.com one is the more entertaining link. The wikipedia one is as entertaining as wikipedia can get, which unfortunately, isn’t all that interesting)

    http://en.wikipedia....

    http://www.lileks.co...

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 5, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    I’m calling it PNC Park. In all honesty some of the sponsored arena/stadium names don’t sound too bad. Plus the people who paid to have their name on the stadium are generating revenue to the club through the naming rights, I got no problem with that.

  • floormaster squeeze | June 5, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    I love winter hiking and while I own snow shoes I do not really use them that much. Basically if you go winter hiking you will see all kinds of people with gear and people wearing snow shoes but usually you do not need them. You may need them for most types of virgin snow but unless you are in the first 5 or 6 people to use the trail you won’t be needing them.

    Boots with some added traction are usually the best thing for winter hiking even in snow. If you will be going across a lot of ice then you need crampons (again 50% of the people you see wearing them are not going to need them but some people like being careful).

  • chance michaels | June 5, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Man, I loved that Brewers poster as a kid.

    I love that they bothered to look up and include some local landmarks, like Milwaukee’s famous city hall.

  • Hott Rodd | June 5, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field

  • =bg= | June 5, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    http://fleersticker....

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”333058″]Regarding the Minnesota Twins/Washington Monument… I would guess that it’s actually showing the Foshay Tower, which at the time was the largest skyscraper in Minneapolis and branded by some as the “First Skyscraper West of the Mississippi.” Wilbur Foshay had a great admiration for George Washington and wanted his building to resemble the monument.

    The Foshay has since been eclipsed by the modern glass and steel skyscrapers and resembles, in the words of Larry Millett, “…a child in a world of steroidal adults.”

    If I had any Interweb/World Wide Net skills I would have figured out how to URL those links below. (The Lileks.com one is the more entertaining link. The wikipedia one is as entertaining as wikipedia can get, which unfortunately, isn’t all that interesting)

    http://en.wikipedia....

    http://www.lileks.co...

    You’re 100% correct. At the time the Twins moved here, the Foshay Tower was the tallest building in Minneapolis.

    For those who insist on more than logic and history, let’s try the basic design. The Washington Monument is essentially the same size top to bottom and has, overall, a much thinner silhouette. The Foshay (which is now a luxury hotel, btw) gets narrower, slightly, the farther it is from its base and is squatty by comparison.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    And there are Mantle (lefthanded hitter), McCovey (stretching first baseman) and, I believe, Paul Blair (the other batter) in the poster I mentioned yesterday.

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

    –Ricko

  • jude | June 5, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    Went to the Blue Jays game yesterday. The Jays worn the formerly-lucky black tops and lost, but the dome was open! (No fake umps, btw.)

    Two uni details to report:
    Kevin Millar has dropped the stirrups and returned to high-cuffed.

    Add Joe Inglett to the list of players who go high-cuffed for games.

    – jude

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”333065″]And there are Mantle (lefthanded hitter), McCovey (stretching first baseman) and, I believe, Paul Blair (the other batter) in the poster I mentioned yesterday.

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

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Betcha the pitcher is Bob Gibson, too.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    We should be ‘those guys’ and do this for Boston:

    I’m calling it Huntsman

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”333033″]The gray socks for the US national team were the away kit socks. Since the home team, Costa Rica, was wearing white socks, the US had to change to their other socks.[/quote]

    I generally like their kits, simple and clean but the gray socks were a no-no.

    I am assuming that Dwight Howard’s Kinesio tape sleeve is made by Adidas because he wears a similarly designed baselayer top originally designed for Reggie Bush.

    http://solecollector...

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    He was shown on TV after Tyler Kennedy’s goal when he jumped into the glass. The ref was right behind the glass cheering.

    YouTube is blocked at my work, but here’s the CBC feed where he can be seen (or at least you could on the broadcast last night).

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    Here’s the entire poster set:
    http://i256.photobuc...
    Now these were issued in 1971 (I bought mine from a Wheaties box) so I was really surprised at the updated Oakland A’s poster. 1972 uniforms and world champs, never saw that one.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”333032″]Jim Lonetti’s MLB posters shows the Padres poster with the wordmark (on the bottom)

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

    that they would wear on their jerseys in the late 70s and 80s.

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

    I never knew they had that font in the early 70s.[/quote]

    They had it right out of the box:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please!

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”333071″]While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    He was shown on TV after Tyler Kennedy’s goal when he jumped into the glass. The ref was right behind the glass cheering.

    YouTube is blocked at my work, but here’s the CBC feed where he can be seen (or at least you could on the broadcast last night).[/quote]

    And if you don’t get YouTube either, here’s a great picture of the ref.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”333074″][quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please![/quote]
    WTF do you know, noob!

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    i’m calling it “the old westinghouse building down by the river with the really cool “w’s” that lit-up in a row”…

  • Tom Flanagan | June 5, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    I just don’t get why MLB is so crazy about getting their logo on the front collar of players’ undershirts. On the hallowed scale of “Is it good or is it stupid?” this fall firmly on the stupid. I mean, the logo already appears on the back yoke of the jerseys… And on batting helmets…

    It’s like, “Hey, here’s a guy wearing a pinstriped uniform holding a bat and trying to hit a small white ball – gee, I wonder what sport he’s playing? Oh! It’s baseball! Thanks for the logo reminder!”

    Maybe MLB is secretly pissed that the Yankees’ horrid new stadium patch that replaces their logo on the 5950s?

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”333074″][quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please![/quote]

    When you’re absent, are we still representing you, Matt? ;o)

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”333051″][quote]UConn is getting some no-frills football uniforms (with thanks to Stefan Schubert).[/quote]
    Why? I mean really, why? From a marketing standpoint, nobody gives a shit about UConn football, but at least you knew who they were by their uniforms. Now they want to tone it down and practically make carbob-copies of Penn State with different number styles and a different colored helmet?

    Stupid. Normally I’m against the piping and stripes, but UConn wasn’t that bad, in fact, they were one of the better ‘new’ jerseys out there. Now? They’re forcing ‘throwback’ on us. What are they throwing back to, they don’t have a history! Stupid[/quote]

    i agree. uconn had some really nice jerseys!

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”333065″]And there are Mantle (lefthanded hitter), McCovey (stretching first baseman) and, I believe, Paul Blair (the other batter) in the poster I mentioned yesterday.

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

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Tom Seaver pitching for the Cubs
    #27 for the Dodgers is Maury Wills
    #32 for the Giants is Juan Marichal
    The large batter for the Giants is Mays
    Jim Palmer is pitching for the Red Sox
    Jim Lomborg is pitching for the Tigers
    The large batter for the Senators is Frank Howard
    The White Sox guy in the lower left is Chuck Tanner
    #8 for the A’s is Reggie

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”333059″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    I’m calling it PNC Park. In all honesty some of the sponsored arena/stadium names don’t sound too bad. Plus the people who paid to have their name on the stadium are generating revenue to the club through the naming rights, I got no problem with that.[/quote]

    It seems to me the humor/comment in these shirts only works when there is something highly objectionable regarding:
    1) The new stadium itself (which only occasionally seems to be the issue),
    2) The sound of the name (dumb, as in “LandShark” or “monster.com”),
    3) The name because by comparison it lacks the magic or tradition of the name left behind (“Candlestick” would be one instance where the former name is far superior) or …
    4) The corporation that bought the rights (foundering CitiBank, for example, or Enron).

    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko

  • Perry | June 5, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    Snowshoeing is great! I live in Colorado, and believe me, if you want to go hiking in the mountains in winter it’s pretty hard to do it without snowshoes. Not sure why you had so much trouble — if they’re properly attached to your shoes it’s pretty much just walking on the snow, except without the sinking-up-to-your-crotch part.

  • TBDRO | June 5, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    [quote]Tangled up in blue last night in Tampa — even the ump’s in on it (screen shot courtesy of Ben Teaford).[/quote]

    Tropicana Field (I’m Calling It The Florida Suncoast Dome) is actually in St. Petersburg.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    good to see mr. james mellett in the post today! i have some of his work sitting on my desk as we speak:

    “1970 clemente” post card form the pittsburgh uniwatch gathering.

    great work jim!

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”333084″][quote]Tangled up in blue last night in Tampa — even the ump’s in on it (screen shot courtesy of Ben Teaford).[/quote]

    Tropicana Field (I’m Calling It The Florida Suncoast Dome) is actually in St. Petersburg.[/quote]
    St. Petersburg (I’m calling it Tampa’s Bitch)

    this can go on and on and on

  • TMD | June 5, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”333054″][quote comment=”333036″]Three thoughts on that A’s picture.

    1) Those sweaters are beyond amazing. I’d die to have one.

    2) Connie Mack never looks right on a baseball field. He always looks too stiff, like he doesn’t want to be there.

    3) The A’s “mascot” in that photo is the complete opposite of old Connie. It looks like this picture was the thrill of his life. Love it![/quote]

    The “mascot” was named Louis Van Zelt. There’s a blip about him in “Baseball: The Golden Age”, here:

    http://books.google....

    That paragraph is amazing. An excerpt:

    The batboy stereotype of that era was supposed to be a tough, slangy little urchin who hated school, teased cats and delighted in dogfights.

  • TMD | June 5, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”333087″][quote comment=”333054″][quote comment=”333036″]Three thoughts on that A’s picture.

    1) Those sweaters are beyond amazing. I’d die to have one.

    2) Connie Mack never looks right on a baseball field. He always looks too stiff, like he doesn’t want to be there.

    3) The A’s “mascot” in that photo is the complete opposite of old Connie. It looks like this picture was the thrill of his life. Love it![/quote]

    The “mascot” was named Louis Van Zelt. There’s a blip about him in “Baseball: The Golden Age”, here:

    http://books.google....

    That paragraph is amazing. An excerpt:

    The batboy stereotype of that era was supposed to be a tough, slangy little urchin who hated school, teased cats and delighted in dogfights.[/quote]

    I’d alo like to know about that rubber shirt that Ed Reulbach pitched in. That could not have been easy to throw in or fun to wear.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”333074″][quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please![/quote]

    I believe I was being respectful. Had I chose not to be, I would have called him a tool as well.

    I often find some topics of discussions annoying here but I don’t pop in and tell everyone they are clueless (which IMO the original comment did). I am more than willing to make an obnoxious reply to an obnoxious comment. Sorry if any sensibilities were bruised.

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”333059″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    I’m calling it PNC Park. In all honesty some of the sponsored arena/stadium names don’t sound too bad. Plus the people who paid to have their name on the stadium are generating revenue to the club through the naming rights, I got no problem with that.[/quote]
    gotcha gunny, i was really only being sarcastic! (forgot the tags)

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”333075″][quote comment=”333071″]While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    He was shown on TV after Tyler Kennedy’s goal when he jumped into the glass. The ref was right behind the glass cheering.

    YouTube is blocked at my work, but here’s the CBC feed where he can be seen (or at least you could on the broadcast last night).[/quote]

    And if you don’t get YouTube either, here’s a great picture of the ref.[/quote]
    Saw that Teebz, my Mom was even like “why is a guy at the game dressed up as a ref?”

    And doesn’t hurt his cred that he was cheering and banging the glass? I mean, at least those guys in Toronto keep it neutral and act like umps right?!

    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.

  • Shaggy | June 5, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    Market http://chicago.metro... is a bar that White Sox GM Kenny Williams is a co-owner of. Lots of Chicago athletes have been spotted “hanging” out there, recently.

  • Hank | June 5, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    Snowshoe racing unis! Great lead-off piece. You can’t get that anywhere else. By the way, the doctor in those photos bears a striking resemeblence to a famous Mayberry resident: http://tommcmahon.ty...

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.

  • TMD | June 5, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    I’m going to stay away from this “I’m calling it whatever” argument, but I still wanted to put my two cents in because I understand where these Mets fans are coming from.

    We Tigers fans have this gorgeous new ballpark with wide concourses, good parking, a safe location, beautiful sight lines and a wonderful view of the city. However, I took my mom to her first baseball game in Copa (that’s what we call it instead of Comerica Park) the other day and one of the first things that she said was “it’s nice, but it’s no Tiger Stadium”. And, she’s right.

    Our old stadium was a dump. But, like Shea, it was our dump that we grew up loving. So, just because progress is nice, it doesn’t mean that we can’t long for the past watching Whittaker-to Trammell-to Fielder.

  • dweb | June 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    Former Indians owner Dick Jacobs has passed away. ( http://www.cleveland... )

    One more reason why “I’m calling it the Jake.”

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”333089″][quote comment=”333074″][quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please![/quote]

    I believe I was being respectful. Had I chose not to be, I would have called him a tool as well.

    I often find some topics of discussions annoying here but I don’t pop in and tell everyone they are clueless (which IMO the original comment did). I am more than willing to make an obnoxious reply to an obnoxious comment. Sorry if any sensibilities were bruised.[/quote]

    In all honesty, I should not be reprimanding anyone on this blog. I also did not see who posted the comment in question.

    Had I known it was a member of the UW “Council of Elders”, I would have steadied my typing hand.

  • Jere | June 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”333068″]We should be ‘those guys’ and do this for Boston:

    I’m calling it Huntsman[/quote]

    What does this mean? Are you referring to the Huntington Avenue Grounds?

    I think a funny shirt would be a picture of Jeff Gordon with the caption “I’m calling it Wrigley Stadium.” (Or John Kerry with “I’m calling him Manny Ortez,” etc.)

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”333084″][quote]Tangled up in blue last night in Tampa — even the ump’s in on it (screen shot courtesy of Ben Teaford).[/quote]

    Tropicana Field (I’m Calling It The Florida Suncoast Dome) is actually in St. Petersburg.[/quote]

    I took my 5-year-old to that Rays game yesterday and was explaining a couple of things going on and it went something like this “When the guy in blue throws the ball…..”, “Daddy, they’re ALL in blue”.

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”333095″]I’m going to stay away from this “I’m calling it whatever” argument, but I still wanted to put my two cents in because I understand where these Mets fans are coming from.

    We Tigers fans have this gorgeous new ballpark with wide concourses, good parking, a safe location, beautiful sight lines and a wonderful view of the city. However, I took my mom to her first baseball game in Copa (that’s what we call it instead of Comerica Park) the other day and one of the first things that she said was “it’s nice, but it’s no Tiger Stadium”. And, she’s right.

    Our old stadium was a dump. But, like Shea, it was our dump that we grew up loving. So, just because progress is nice, it doesn’t mean that we can’t long for the past watching Whittaker-to Trammell-to Fielder.[/quote]

    “Progress is like a burglar who steals something, but leaves something more valuable in its place….Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, ‘All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer the air, but the birds will lose their wonder…and the clouds will smell of gasoline.’ ”

    Defense Attorney Henry Drummond in INHERIT THE WIND

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | June 5, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    Ricko, any luck finding that Jets George Sauer picture?

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”333091″]
    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.[/quote]

    Detroit would love to have Winnipeg back in the league. They used to pillage us for points constantly in the 1990s. LOL

    It would have been totally awesome if the ref actually did the point-at-the-net thing as Kennedy jumped into the glass.

    Personally, hilarious idea, but poor execution. ;o)

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

  • Tom | June 5, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    So if you go to a hockey game, do you wear a hat that you’re not really fond of, in case there’s a hat trick?

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”333101″]Ricko, any luck finding that Jets George Sauer picture?[/quote]

    Know right where it is. In manila folder marked “George Sauer”. LOL.
    Just can’t get at it right now. Hopefully next week.
    Sorry about that.

    —Ricko

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”333097″][quote comment=”333089″][quote comment=”333074″][quote comment=”333070″][quote comment=”333050″]I’m getting a shirt that says, “I’m calling you stuck in the past”.[/quote]

    And you’d be dumb enough to buy one.[/quote]

    Seriously, enough. We’re all here for the same reason and we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    If we choose to disagree with any of those opinions, do it respectfully…Please![/quote]

    I believe I was being respectful. Had I chose not to be, I would have called him a tool as well.

    I often find some topics of discussions annoying here but I don’t pop in and tell everyone they are clueless (which IMO the original comment did). I am more than willing to make an obnoxious reply to an obnoxious comment. Sorry if any sensibilities were bruised.[/quote]

    In all honesty, I should not be reprimanding anyone on this blog. I also did not see who posted the comment in question.

    Had I known it was a member of the UW “Council of Elders”, I would have steadied my typing hand.[/quote]

    Now wait a minute, I don’t know where that came from but I ain’t no elder and not on no council ;-).

    Matt, I realize your intention and you are definitely correct. It just drives me wild when someone pops in to pee in the Cheerios. The guys were just having some fun and here comes the obnoxious remark.

    I know that a reactionary reply is exactly what this person was looking for, so in a way I was just being accommodating.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”333104″]So if you go to a hockey game, do you wear a hat that you’re not really fond of, in case there’s a hat trick?[/quote]

    Yes and no. I don’t throw mine on the ice because I never see it again, and I don’t buy hats I don’t want. However, if you have such a hat (or one that has seen better days), feel free to chuck it. :o)

  • M.Princip | June 5, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”333105″][quote comment=”333101″]Ricko, any luck finding that Jets George Sauer picture?[/quote]

    Know right where it is. In manila folder marked “George Sauer”. LOL.
    Just can’t get at it right now. Hopefully next week.
    Sorry about that.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    No problem, thanks.

  • Hott Rodd | June 5, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=\”333103\”]Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Wow when did that happen? Wasn\’t he just about the only bright spot on that pirates team?

  • Christopher | June 5, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    I have no real info on the Ozzie hat, but it looks like it may say “Masset”. Nick Masset was an undewhelming pitcher for the White Sox last year.

    Hmmmm…

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    Howard’s Kicks were actually a shade of gray, which is still not black:

    http://images.cbsspo...

  • Giulio | June 5, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    Regarding the MLB logo on Mark Texeira’s undershirt: Carlo’s Ruiz, catcher for the Phillies, has worn the same shirt going back a while. Here are two links to photos from the Phillies-Yankees series.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Peter | June 5, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”333109″][quote comment=\”333103\”]Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Wow when did that happen? Wasn\’t he just about the only bright spot on that pirates team?[/quote]

    Hey, @ 25-28….they really aren’t that bad (for what people expect from them)…Duke is a hell of a pitcher and Sanchez is still one of the best Pirates, don’t be surprised if they finish near .500 or even above .500 this year…

    Don’t hate on the Pirates for trading McClouth…(though it was a poor trade, these things happen)

  • Hott Rodd | June 5, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”333113″][quote comment=”333109″][quote comment=\”333103\”]Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Wow when did that happen? Wasn\’t he just about the only bright spot on that pirates team?[/quote]

    Hey, @ 25-28….they really aren’t that bad (for what people expect from them)…Duke is a hell of a pitcher and Sanchez is still one of the best Pirates, don’t be surprised if they finish near .500 or even above .500 this year…

    Don’t hate on the Pirates for trading McClouth…(though it was a poor trade, these things happen)[/quote]

    Wasn’t hatin, actually had just not heard about it. He is the only pirate i have heard of.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”333111″]Howard’s Kicks were actually a shade of gray, which is still not black:

    http://images.cbsspo...

    Pietrus wore Hyperdunks, and did anyone notice Marcin Gortat #13 of the Magic?

    http://images.cbsspo...

    He has an interesting tattoo on his right leg:

    http://images.cbsspo...

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | June 5, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”333090″][quote comment=”333059″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    I’m calling it PNC Park. In all honesty some of the sponsored arena/stadium names don’t sound too bad. Plus the people who paid to have their name on the stadium are generating revenue to the club through the naming rights, I got no problem with that.[/quote]
    gotcha gunny, i was really only being sarcastic! (forgot the tags)[/quote]
    Heh, no worries KEK. I mst say though that best sponsored named arena was when Philly had their arena known as the First Union Center, A.K.A the FU Center. It always seemed apropos to me.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?

  • Namhob | June 5, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”333110″]I have no real info on the Ozzie hat, but it looks like it may say “Masset”. Nick Masset was an undewhelming pitcher for the White Sox last year.

    Hmmmm…[/quote]
    And Nick Masset is very much a bright spot for the Reds this year with 18 innings pitched and an ERA of 1.00.

    Speaking of the Reds, heading to the game tonight against the Cubbies. Zambrano’s pitching, so I’m sure I’ll be seeing some softball tops.

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”333116″][quote comment=”333111″]Howard’s Kicks were actually a shade of gray, which is still not black:

    http://images.cbsspo...

    Pietrus wore Hyperdunks, and did anyone notice Marcin Gortat #13 of the Magic?

    http://images.cbsspo...

    He has an interesting tattoo on his right leg:

    http://images.cbsspo...

    OOPS!

    Gortat:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    Pietrus:

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

    Shockers?:

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

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”333100″][quote comment=”333095″]I’m going to stay away from this “I’m calling it whatever” argument, but I still wanted to put my two cents in because I understand where these Mets fans are coming from.

    We Tigers fans have this gorgeous new ballpark with wide concourses, good parking, a safe location, beautiful sight lines and a wonderful view of the city. However, I took my mom to her first baseball game in Copa (that’s what we call it instead of Comerica Park) the other day and one of the first things that she said was “it’s nice, but it’s no Tiger Stadium”. And, she’s right.

    Our old stadium was a dump. But, like Shea, it was our dump that we grew up loving. So, just because progress is nice, it doesn’t mean that we can’t long for the past watching Whittaker-to Trammell-to Fielder.[/quote]

    “Progress is like a burglar who steals something, but leaves something more valuable in its place….Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, ‘All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer the air, but the birds will lose their wonder…and the clouds will smell of gasoline.’ ”

    Defense Attorney Henry Drummond in INHERIT THE WIND

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And this, my friends, is why Ricko is, in my humble opinion, Uni Watch World Champion.

    Excellent, Ricko!

  • mtjaws | June 5, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    Direct link here:
    http://pro.corbis.co...

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Was gonna say same thing. Vests from ’60s, pants stripes from ’70s.
    Did they actually wear those vests that often? Was absolutely never their standard uniform. A sheer anomaly but my reckoning.

    —Ricko

  • ClubMedSux | June 5, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.

  • andrew | June 5, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”333091″][quote comment=”333075″][quote comment=”333071″]While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    He was shown on TV after Tyler Kennedy’s goal when he jumped into the glass. The ref was right behind the glass cheering.

    YouTube is blocked at my work, but here’s the CBC feed where he can be seen (or at least you could on the broadcast last night).[/quote]

    And if you don’t get YouTube either, here’s a great picture of the ref.[/quote]
    Saw that Teebz, my Mom was even like “why is a guy at the game dressed up as a ref?”

    And doesn’t hurt his cred that he was cheering and banging the glass? I mean, at least those guys in Toronto keep it neutral and act like umps right?!

    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.[/quote
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”333121″][quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.[/quote]

    Here are the two best I could find:
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • andrew | June 5, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”333126″][quote comment=”333091″][quote comment=”333075″][quote comment=”333071″]While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    He was shown on TV after Tyler Kennedy’s goal when he jumped into the glass. The ref was right behind the glass cheering.

    YouTube is blocked at my work, but here’s the CBC feed where he can be seen (or at least you could on the broadcast last night).[/quote]

    And if you don’t get YouTube either, here’s a great picture of the ref.[/quote]
    Saw that Teebz, my Mom was even like “why is a guy at the game dressed up as a ref?”

    And doesn’t hurt his cred that he was cheering and banging the glass? I mean, at least those guys in Toronto keep it neutral and act like umps right?!

    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.[/quote]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]
    (darn quotes tag)

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”333124″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Was gonna say same thing. Vests from ’60s, pants stripes from ’70s.
    Did they actually wear those vests that often? Was absolutely never their standard uniform. A sheer anomaly but my reckoning.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, very rare. Also the dreaded sleeveless jersey (not a vest).

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”333127″][quote comment=”333121″][quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.[/quote]

    Here are the two best I could find:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    While we’re at it…the Braves road unis of that late ’60s era (up til the feather-sleeve Aaron-715 look) had no striping. Just plain gray roads and navy pins at home.

    (“Sam, you made the pants too striped.”)

    —Ricko

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”333130″]Woohoo!

    http://i41.tinypic.c...

    This is what the new Huaraches look like on Victorino:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    New cleated sneakers on two of the SF Giants:

    3B Sandoval in Air Max MVP (Steve Nash’s shoes):

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    Molina in Air Max 95’s:

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

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”333131″][quote comment=”333127″][quote comment=”333121″][quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.[/quote]

    Here are the two best I could find:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    While we’re at it…the Braves road unis of that late ’60s era (up til the feather-sleeve Aaron-715 look) had no striping. Just plain gray roads and navy pins at home.

    (“Sam, you made the pants too striped.”)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Planners had a “oh, screw it” moment.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”333126″]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]

    A little sore about that? Considering the Wings had more powerplays than Pittsburgh last night, I wouldn’t hold it against the refs.

    Besides, there have been about 20 calls each way that have gone uncalled. Would you rather have a football game with all the starts and stops, or a hockey game like last night?

  • Squiddie | June 5, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.

  • CBerg | June 5, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    A little insight on the location of the snowshoe photos: there are a couple shots of a guy wearing a “Lafayette Club” shirt. The Lafayette Club is a country club on Lake Minnetonka outside of Minneapolis. Also, the facade of the fieldhouse in some of the shots could be either the Armory in downtown Minneapolis or Williams Arena where the Gopher basketball team plays. As a fellow MN native, I’m sure Ricko could shed some light on this as well…

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”333135″][quote comment=”333126″]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]

    A little sore about that? Considering the Wings had more powerplays than Pittsburgh last night, I wouldn’t hold it against the refs.

    Besides, there have been about 20 calls each way that have gone uncalled. Would you rather have a football game with all the starts and stops, or a hockey game like last night?[/quote]
    yeah, and be honest, did you really catch that while watching the game anyway? Of course, I mean before Edzo talked about it for like a half hour after it happened!

    He was even talking about in last night. Not being able to let it go on a level of Tony Kornheiser on MNF regarding Favre!

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    http://cache4.asset-...

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”333102″][quote comment=”333091″]
    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.[/quote]

    Detroit would love to have Winnipeg back in the league. They used to pillage us for points constantly in the 1990s. LOL

    It would have been totally awesome if the ref actually did the point-at-the-net thing as Kennedy jumped into the glass.

    Personally, hilarious idea, but poor execution. ;o)[/quote]

    now they have columbus and nashville… lol

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”333113″][quote comment=”333109″][quote comment=\”333103\”]Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Wow when did that happen? Wasn\’t he just about the only bright spot on that pirates team?[/quote]

    Hey, @ 25-28….they really aren’t that bad (for what people expect from them)…Duke is a hell of a pitcher and Sanchez is still one of the best Pirates, don’t be surprised if they finish near .500 or even above .500 this year…

    Don’t hate on the Pirates for trading McClouth…(though it was a poor trade, these things happen)[/quote]
    You have quite the bright outlook.

    I wasn’t aware that Neal Huntingdon was posting in the UW comments.

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”333136″][quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.[/quote]

    My guess is that before long the “The New Brickhouse” will have slipped into the vernacular around here.

    “The Barn” and “The New Brickhouse.” Yup, easy to say and fun, too.

    –Ricko

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”333135″][quote comment=”333126″]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]

    A little sore about that? Considering the Wings had more powerplays than Pittsburgh last night, I wouldn’t hold it against the refs.

    Besides, there have been about 20 calls each way that have gone uncalled. Would you rather have a football game with all the starts and stops, or a hockey game like last night?[/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.

  • Peter | June 5, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”333141″][quote comment=”333113″][quote comment=”333109″][quote comment=\”333103\”]Nate McClouth sticking with #13 for the Atlanta Braves (with apologies to Pirates fans).

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

    Wow when did that happen? Wasn\’t he just about the only bright spot on that pirates team?[/quote]

    Hey, @ 25-28….they really aren’t that bad (for what people expect from them)…Duke is a hell of a pitcher and Sanchez is still one of the best Pirates, don’t be surprised if they finish near .500 or even above .500 this year…

    Don’t hate on the Pirates for trading McClouth…(though it was a poor trade, these things happen)[/quote]
    You have quite the bright outlook.

    I wasn’t aware that Neal Huntingdon was posting in the UW comments.[/quote]

    Hey! Since I have abandoned the Yankees…the Pirates have always been my Natioanl League team…and I thought by being a NY Jets fan, I am ALWAYS optomistic, even during the worst of times…(hey, it was during the “dark era” that Wayne Chrebet came up for the Jets…there’s always a positive!)

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”333127″][quote comment=”333121″][quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.[/quote]

    Here are the two best I could find:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    Thanks, guys. I missed this series b/c I was out of town on business. I’m excited to finally see them at Camden (even though the Braves come to Nats Park 3 times a year, and I live in the District, I’d still rather see them in B’more).

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”333136″][quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.[/quote]

    If I were a Twins fan, I’d have no problem with Target Field.

    If, as we have been led to believe, revenues are a key to lasting success then good for the Twins and their fans. My point is, there are several situations (Kaufmann Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium) where additional revenues are desperately needed (allegedly) and they are pretty much locked into a non-revenue producing name.

    Of course, someone like Dan Snyder can come along and just change it anyway.

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”333132″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?[/quote]

    I’m Calling it Fort Prince George:
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    Remember when the NBA was a winter sport as well, instead of a nearly year-round extravaganza?

    She might be someone’s grandma now, but I’d give #13 in the snowshoe race a medal too…

    Hey, any of you illustrator guys want to make some USFL posters?

  • Quint | June 5, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”333082″][quote comment=”333059″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    I’m calling it PNC Park. In all honesty some of the sponsored arena/stadium names don’t sound too bad. Plus the people who paid to have their name on the stadium are generating revenue to the club through the naming rights, I got no problem with that.[/quote]

    It seems to me the humor/comment in these shirts only works when there is something highly objectionable regarding:
    1) The new stadium itself (which only occasionally seems to be the issue),
    2) The sound of the name (dumb, as in “LandShark” or “monster.com”),
    3) The name because by comparison it lacks the magic or tradition of the name left behind (“Candlestick” would be one instance where the former name is far superior) or …
    4) The corporation that bought the rights (foundering CitiBank, for example, or Enron).

    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The A’s play in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, just like they did in the 70s, 80s and 90s. If we made a shirt for them, it would have to say “I’m calling it the Net”, or “I’m calling it McAfee”.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”333142″][quote comment=”333136″][quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.[/quote]

    My guess is that before long the “The New Brickhouse” will have slipped into the vernacular around here.

    “The Barn” and “The New Brickhouse.” Yup, easy to say and fun, too.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Frankly, I don’t care what they call the new park in Minneapolis, but don’t the Wolves play in a place called the Target Center? So you’ll have the Target Center and Target Field? in the same town? Lame.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”333134″][quote comment=”333131″][quote comment=”333127″][quote comment=”333121″][quote comment=”333118″][quote comment=”333115″][quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    Hopefully this link will work:
    http://pro.corbis.co...
    There were at least three on this page. BTW, I’ll bet the ’68 O’s pants did not look like those.[/quote]

    Couldn’t open that link. Got an error message. Anyone else have success opening this?[/quote]

    No problem, go to Corbis images, search for 2004 Orioles and you should get the shots on page 2.[/quote]

    Here are the two best I could find:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    While we’re at it…the Braves road unis of that late ’60s era (up til the feather-sleeve Aaron-715 look) had no striping. Just plain gray roads and navy pins at home.

    (“Sam, you made the pants too striped.”)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Planners had a “oh, screw it” moment.[/quote]

    the Braves do that all the time with throwbacks. they just wear their normal home and road pants, and only change the jersey/hat. they did the same thing with the 70s throwbacks, too.

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    and they obviously didn’t have to change much in their throwback game vs. the cubs at wrigley, either.

    http://i.pbase.com/o...

    and, on a random side note, how great would it be if the tigers went the red sox route and made these their permanent roadies?

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”333143″][quote comment=”333135″][quote comment=”333126″]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]

    A little sore about that? Considering the Wings had more powerplays than Pittsburgh last night, I wouldn’t hold it against the refs.

    Besides, there have been about 20 calls each way that have gone uncalled. Would you rather have a football game with all the starts and stops, or a hockey game like last night?[/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    I believe it’s fairly reasonable to listen to a Canes fan’s opinion on the topic, as evidenced below:

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

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”333147″][quote comment=”333132″][quote comment=”333048″][quote comment=”333045″][quote comment=”333043″]
    I’m calling it Three Rivers (Pirates)
    [/quote]

    I’m calling it Forbes.[/quote]
    I’m calling it Exposition Park.[/quote]

    Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?[/quote]

    I’m Calling it Fort Prince George:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Unless I can find out what the Native tribes called it first, I have been bested…

  • BurghFan | June 5, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?

    Should that be “Je l’appelle Fort Duquesne”?

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”333150″][quote comment=”333142″][quote comment=”333136″][quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.[/quote]

    My guess is that before long the “The New Brickhouse” will have slipped into the vernacular around here.

    “The Barn” and “The New Brickhouse.” Yup, easy to say and fun, too.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Frankly, I don’t care what they call the new park in Minneapolis, but don’t the Wolves play in a place called the Target Center? So you’ll have the Target Center and Target Field? in the same town? Lame.[/quote]

    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    Yeah, don’t think the two “Target” monikers haven’t been noticed and perceived as…lame

    —Ricko

  • BurghFan | June 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    While there may have been no fake umps in Toronto, did anyone catch the fake referee in Pittsburgh last night?

    I saw two guys wearing officials’ shirts in the concourse after the game. I was in too good a mood to make a snarky comment about the job “they” did.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”333152″][quote comment=”333143″][quote comment=”333135″][quote comment=”333126″]
    that’s not a fake ref, that’s one of the actual refs that missed 21 seconds of 6 on 5.[/quote]

    A little sore about that? Considering the Wings had more powerplays than Pittsburgh last night, I wouldn’t hold it against the refs.

    Besides, there have been about 20 calls each way that have gone uncalled. Would you rather have a football game with all the starts and stops, or a hockey game like last night?[/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    I believe it’s fairly reasonable to listen to a Canes fan’s opinion on the topic, as evidenced below:

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

    hahaha! beardface, this is JUST for you buddy:

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

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”333143″]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    Holy crap, BF.

    So when Alex Ovechkin bitched and complained to the zebras through the Pittsburgh-Washington series, did you throw your arms in the air?

    When Wayne Gretzky was yapping with the refs during the 1980s while he was winning Cups, did you call him “pathetic”?

    When Mario Lemieux complained about getting hacked in the early-1990s when he was winning Cups, was he “pathetic”?

    It’s called “pleading a case”. Crosby is the captain. It’s HIS responsibility to go get a clear understanding of what the referees are calling and take it back to Dan Byslma.

    If he didn’t do his job, he wouldn’t wear the “C”. Would you rather he just sat quietly and not protested a call? Just in case you aren’t aware, he’s trying to win the Stanley Cup.

    Everyone needs to stop focusing on him, and start realizing that all the “great players” routinely yap with the refs. Otherwise, stop watching the Penguins play. Simple enough to solve, right?

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”333154″]Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?

    Should that be “Je l’appelle Fort Duquesne”?[/quote]

    Okay, who’s up for renting LAST OF THE MOHICANS???
    Are you with me???
    (Help, I’m trapped in movie reference mode!!!)

    And, yes, I know upstate New York and confluence of those three rivers aren’t the same thing. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Steve May | June 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”333154″]Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?

    Should that be “Je l’appelle Fort Duquesne”?[/quote]

    That was going to be my joke for Nationals Park –
    “Je l’appelle Parc Jarry”

    /Still bitter

  • Thomas Clark | June 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”333159″][quote comment=”333143″]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    Holy crap, BF.

    So when Alex Ovechkin bitched and complained to the zebras through the Pittsburgh-Washington series, did you throw your arms in the air?

    When Wayne Gretzky was yapping with the refs during the 1980s while he was winning Cups, did you call him “pathetic”?

    When Mario Lemieux complained about getting hacked in the early-1990s when he was winning Cups, was he “pathetic”?

    It’s called “pleading a case”. Crosby is the captain. It’s HIS responsibility to go get a clear understanding of what the referees are calling and take it back to Dan Byslma.

    If he didn’t do his job, he wouldn’t wear the “C”. Would you rather he just sat quietly and not protested a call? Just in case you aren’t aware, he’s trying to win the Stanley Cup.

    Everyone needs to stop focusing on him, and start realizing that all the “great players” routinely yap with the refs. Otherwise, stop watching the Penguins play. Simple enough to solve, right?[/quote]

    Teebz, while I hate Crosby for his style and (perceived?) whining about anything and everything, you are right that it is his job to discuss the calls with the refs. What he will (or should) learn is how to do this properly without it seeming like he’s posturing or whining for calls. Many of the greatest captains built their rapport with officials over many years and could disagree in the proper way rather than gesturing and looking flustered at a call. When he learns this he’ll better serve the Pens as their captain, until then it’s all growing pains.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”333155″][quote comment=”333150″][quote comment=”333142″][quote comment=”333136″][quote comment=”333082″]
    As much as I dislike corporate naming, especially when it’s so fleeting (where the hell do the Giants and A’s play these days) I really can’t bitch too much about “Great American” or “PNC” or “Target Field” or most others. In the cases of Target and TCF (new Gopher stadium), both are Minnesota-based with deep roots and solid reputations as (yes, it sounds corny) good corporate citizens. For the moment, I can live with those names. But if they start changing every three of four years…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m OK with Target Field because they started in Roseville and it’s a general enough term. I really don’t think you should be allowed to leap frog the previous field and call it the Met. I’d be cool with Nicollet, but no one remember that park.

    Given my hatred for stadiums with initials names compiled with TCF’s recent move to South Dakota, I think I’m well within my rights to refer to the new Gopher stadium by the old nickname for Memorial Stadium. As you suggested, The Brick House is a great nickname whose time has come again.[/quote]

    My guess is that before long the “The New Brickhouse” will have slipped into the vernacular around here.

    “The Barn” and “The New Brickhouse.” Yup, easy to say and fun, too.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Frankly, I don’t care what they call the new park in Minneapolis, but don’t the Wolves play in a place called the Target Center? So you’ll have the Target Center and Target Field? in the same town? Lame.[/quote]

    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Art(?) does imitate life. Two years ago, Starbucks opened a store within sight distance of another right between where I work. Opposite side of the street though. God forbid someone should have to turn. The second one closed a couple months ago when everybody started buying their coffee at McDonalds.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    Yeah, don’t think the two “Target” monikers haven’t been noticed and perceived as…lame

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Too bad a smaller (and locally-based) coffee chain didn’t buy the naming rights. Caribou Field might have had a nice ring to it.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”333159″][quote comment=”333143″]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    Holy crap, BF.

    So when Alex Ovechkin bitched and complained to the zebras through the Pittsburgh-Washington series, did you throw your arms in the air?

    When Wayne Gretzky was yapping with the refs during the 1980s while he was winning Cups, did you call him “pathetic”?

    When Mario Lemieux complained about getting hacked in the early-1990s when he was winning Cups, was he “pathetic”?

    It’s called “pleading a case”. Crosby is the captain. It’s HIS responsibility to go get a clear understanding of what the referees are calling and take it back to Dan Byslma.

    If he didn’t do his job, he wouldn’t wear the “C”. Would you rather he just sat quietly and not protested a call? Just in case you aren’t aware, he’s trying to win the Stanley Cup.

    Everyone needs to stop focusing on him, and start realizing that all the “great players” routinely yap with the refs. Otherwise, stop watching the Penguins play. Simple enough to solve, right?[/quote]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”333162″]
    Teebz, while I hate Crosby for his style and (perceived?) whining about anything and everything, you are right that it is his job to discuss the calls with the refs. What he will (or should) learn is how to do this properly without it seeming like he’s posturing or whining for calls. Many of the greatest captains built their rapport with officials over many years and could disagree in the proper way rather than gesturing and looking flustered at a call. When he learns this he’ll better serve the Pens as their captain, until then it’s all growing pains.[/quote]

    While everyone has an opinion, calling him “pathetic” for doing his job with emotion and passion is a joke. An absolute joke.

    The guy wants to win. It’s no different than guys in the NBA jawing with the refs or the coaches in the NFL jawing at the zebras. You can’t tell me that Jon Gruden didn’t do the same thing that Crosby does. So why is it a huge deal only when Crosby does it, and not when anyone else does it?

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”333163″][quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Art(?) does imitate life. Two years ago, Starbucks opened a store within sight distance of another right between where I work. Opposite side of the street though. God forbid someone should have to turn.

    The second one closed a couple months ago when everybody started buying their coffee at McDonalds.[/quote]
    Suddenly I flash to a Lewis Black routine…

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

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”333165″]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?[/quote]

    In case you missed the part above where I said, “I can’t watch YouTube at work”, I can’t watch YouTube at work.

    The video makes no difference. Call him “pathetic” all you want, but the guy wins. Plain and simple. I’ll take a little passion and emotion with winning over anything else.

    Why don’t you rip on Rangers fans for Messier crying at every turn? There’s a guy who really cries.

  • James Craven | June 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”333057″][quote comment=”333043″]“Ok, I just came up with more named wrong ideas.

    “Tell me if these are in the works:

    “I’m calling it Veterans Stadium (Phillies).”[/quote]
    “I’m calling it Shibe or I’m calling it Connie Mack.”[/quote]

    “I’m calling it The Vault”. Or “I’m calling it Baker Bowl.”

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”333159″][quote comment=”333143″]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    Holy crap, BF.

    When Wayne Gretzky was yapping with the refs during the 1980s while he was winning Cups, did you call him “pathetic”?[/quote]

    Back to the dive. Can’t remember if it was ’83 or ’84 but Smitty slapped him over the wrist and he hit the ice like he blew an ACL. He dove and it got all the attention on Smith’s antics. Smart play.

  • Paul M | June 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”333092″]Market http://chicago.metro... is a bar that White Sox GM Kenny Williams is a co-owner of. Lots of Chicago athletes have been spotted “hanging” out there, recently.[/quote]

    Great find Shaggy. I know Ozzie is usually wearing a hat to promote one thing or another, be it a cause, business, etc. This one looked more related to the team and that explains why.

  • chance michaels | June 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”333163″][quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Art(?) does imitate life. Two years ago, Starbucks opened a store within sight distance of another right between where I work. Opposite side of the street though. God forbid someone should have to turn.

    The second one closed a couple months ago when everybody started buying their coffee at McDonalds.[/quote]
    There is (used to be?) a place on St. Mark’s in the East Village where you can look down the block and see three Starbucks in front of you.

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”333137″]A little insight on the location of the snowshoe photos: there are a couple shots of a guy wearing a “Lafayette Club” shirt. The Lafayette Club is a country club on Lake Minnetonka outside of Minneapolis. Also, the facade of the fieldhouse in some of the shots could be either the Armory in downtown Minneapolis or Williams Arena where the Gopher basketball team plays. As a fellow MN native, I’m sure Ricko could shed some light on this as well…[/quote]

    This building sure does look familiar.
    http://tbn0.google.c...
    But it’s not the Armory or Williams Arena or the Minneapolis or St. Paul Auditoriums or Coffman Union (I googled everything I could think of).
    But, as I said, sure does look familiar.

    —Ricko

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”333165″][quote comment=”333159″][quote comment=”333143″]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I believe its fairly reasonable to blast Pittsburgh for the way they play, and especially the way the refs tend to cave in to the way they play. Crosby is the most pathetic of them all, as evidenced above.[/quote]

    Holy crap, BF.

    So when Alex Ovechkin bitched and complained to the zebras through the Pittsburgh-Washington series, did you throw your arms in the air?

    When Wayne Gretzky was yapping with the refs during the 1980s while he was winning Cups, did you call him “pathetic”?

    When Mario Lemieux complained about getting hacked in the early-1990s when he was winning Cups, was he “pathetic”?

    It’s called “pleading a case”. Crosby is the captain. It’s HIS responsibility to go get a clear understanding of what the referees are calling and take it back to Dan Byslma.

    If he didn’t do his job, he wouldn’t wear the “C”. Would you rather he just sat quietly and not protested a call? Just in case you aren’t aware, he’s trying to win the Stanley Cup.

    Everyone needs to stop focusing on him, and start realizing that all the “great players” routinely yap with the refs. Otherwise, stop watching the Penguins play. Simple enough to solve, right?[/quote]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?[/quote]

    You are complaining about a dive like it’s something Crosby invented.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”333168″][quote comment=”333165″]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?[/quote]

    In case you missed the part above where I said, “I can’t watch YouTube at work”, I can’t watch YouTube at work.

    The video makes no difference. Call him “pathetic” all you want, but the guy wins. Plain and simple. I’ll take a little passion and emotion with winning over anything else.

    Why don’t you rip on Rangers fans for Messier crying at every turn? There’s a guy who really cries.[/quote]
    It’s a good thing you can’t watch it. It was gruesome. I mean absolutely vicious. I can’t believe Sid was able to finish the game after that brutal attack. What a warrior!

    And it was a no-call? That had game misconduct written all over it.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”333168″][quote comment=”333165″]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?[/quote]

    In case you missed the part above where I said, “I can’t watch YouTube at work”, I can’t watch YouTube at work.

    The video makes no difference. Call him “pathetic” all you want, but the guy wins. Plain and simple. I’ll take a little passion and emotion with winning over anything else.

    Why don’t you rip on Rangers fans for Messier crying at every turn? There’s a guy who really cries.[/quote]
    I’m not ripping him for that, I’m ripping him for the way he’s bastardizing the rules and flopping around on the ice like a cod out of water whenever someone so much as breathes on him, and I’m blasting the NHL for allowing their refs to be so shitty they fall for it 75% of the time just because he’s Crosby. He’s the biggest diver in the NHL and its pathetic. He’s got too much talent to be flopping like he does. He’s strong enough that he can skate through anything. Last night was the worst. Pens are up by 2 with 7 minutes to go, puck is in Pitt’s offensive zone, Crosby gets BARELY tapped on the calf and he falls to the ice, arms flailing as if he just got taken out by a sniper on the roof. Pathetic. He’s too good of a player for that shit, and its going to ruin the game if he keeps it up, because he’ll set a standard for others to follow.

    I don’t want the NHL to turn into soccer where players act like they’re dying every time they get touched. Crosby’s antics late in the game last night were an embarrassment for the league, plain and simple.

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”333164″][quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    Yeah, don’t think the two “Target” monikers haven’t been noticed and perceived as…lame

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Too bad a smaller (and locally-based) coffee chain didn’t buy the naming rights. Caribou Field might have had a nice ring to it.[/quote]

    I love Caribou Coffee! The name works, too. That would go down easier than a lot of other names.

    What are they going to call the new Meadowlands Stadium? For those who were here yesterday, how about “I’m Calling It Mandelbaum Stadium”?

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    Ah, welcome to Beardface, the official home of baseless Sid bashing.

    I suppose that had the Canes advanced past the Pens and made it to the finals, you wouldn’t be complaining about the obstruction/interference/picks the Red Wings would be getting away with against your team.

    But the Canes got swept by the Pens so the point is moot.

  • CBerg | June 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”333173″][quote comment=”333137″]A little insight on the location of the snowshoe photos: there are a couple shots of a guy wearing a “Lafayette Club” shirt. The Lafayette Club is a country club on Lake Minnetonka outside of Minneapolis. Also, the facade of the fieldhouse in some of the shots could be either the Armory in downtown Minneapolis or Williams Arena where the Gopher basketball team plays. As a fellow MN native, I’m sure Ricko could shed some light on this as well…[/quote]

    This building sure does look familiar.
    http://tbn0.google.c...
    But it’s not the Armory or Williams Arena or the Minneapolis or St. Paul Auditoriums or Coffman Union (I googled everything I could think of).
    But, as I said, sure does look familiar.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Also wouldn’t surprise me if the Lafayette Club had a snow shoe racing team…

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”333176″]Crosby’s antics late in the game last night were an embarrassment for the league, plain and simple.[/quote]

    Oh right… he’s an embarrassment. Yet the Scott Walker cheapshot on Aaron Ward wasn’t?

    You talk about Crosby like he’s Olympic diver. HE’S TRYING TO DRAW A PENALTY. Did you see Maltby get penalized? No? Right… because the refs didn’t think it was a penalty either.

    To prove a dive is a lot harder than it is to prove a trip. What takes you down may not take me down.

    Again, Crosby is trying to win. Fault him all you want for that, but I guarantee you that if he was Hurricane, you’d be telling everyone else the same thing.

    And I won’t point out how easy some of the Detroit players drop in front of the net when Orpik is standing behind them. No, I shant mention that fact. That would mean that someone on Detroit is diving. And that never happens.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”333176″][quote comment=”333168″][quote comment=”333165″]
    You didn’t watch the video, did you?[/quote]

    In case you missed the part above where I said, “I can’t watch YouTube at work”, I can’t watch YouTube at work.

    The video makes no difference. Call him “pathetic” all you want, but the guy wins. Plain and simple. I’ll take a little passion and emotion with winning over anything else.

    Why don’t you rip on Rangers fans for Messier crying at every turn? There’s a guy who really cries.[/quote]

    I don’t want the NHL to turn into soccer where players act like they’re dying every time they get touched. [/quote]

    Teebz can answer this with more expertise than I can but during my “intensive” NHL watching days (when there was big league hockey on Long Island) it happened. If anything, the NHL had taken measures to change what has been going on for years.

  • Peter | June 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    IMHO, I believe Ovechkin is a bigger flopper/diver…he almost belongs in the NBA…Sid does not stop playing, but if you watch Ovechkin and his antics, he stops play, turns to a ref, and then picks it up a few seconds later….

  • Ricko | June 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”333164″][quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    Yeah, don’t think the two “Target” monikers haven’t been noticed and perceived as…lame

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Too bad a smaller (and locally-based) coffee chain didn’t buy the naming rights. Caribou Field might have had a nice ring to it.[/quote]

    Considering what’s right across the street, it could have been…
    “Twins Park by the Incinerator”
    (y’know, a la Camden Yards?)

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that!

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”333177″][quote comment=”333164″][quote comment=”333155″]
    LOL. That always reminds me of BEST IN SHOW: “We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.”

    Yeah, don’t think the two “Target” monikers haven’t been noticed and perceived as…lame

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Too bad a smaller (and locally-based) coffee chain didn’t buy the naming rights. Caribou Field might have had a nice ring to it.[/quote]

    I love Caribou Coffee! The name works, too. That would go down easier than a lot of other names.

    What are they going to call the new Meadowlands Stadium? For those who were here yesterday, how about “I’m Calling It Mandelbaum Stadium”?[/quote]

    Very nice connecting of topics!

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”333181″]
    Teebz can answer this with more expertise than I can but during my “intensive” NHL watching days (when there was big league hockey on Long Island) it happened. If anything, the NHL had taken measures to change what has been going on for years.[/quote]

    Actually, during the mid-1990s, diving was commonplace against teams that used the trap. Skate hard into someone and flop while trying to draw a penalty. The reason the diving penalty was introduced was so that the refs could even up a call if they thought it was a borderline call.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”333186″][quote comment=”333181″]
    Teebz can answer this with more expertise than I can [/quote]

    Actually, during the mid-1990s, diving was commonplace against teams that used the trap. Skate hard into someone and flop while trying to draw a penalty. The reason the diving penalty was introduced was so that the refs could even up a call if they thought it was a borderline call.[/quote]

    I knew you could.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”333188″][quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)[/quote]

    Went once…10 dollar drinks…merchandise off- limits…When you go home, that becomes off-limits because of where you were…not for me.

    It’s been said that if you want to look at women and NOT fool around with them, why spend the money, just stay home!

    Nonetheless, i am no different than any other extremely observant Uni-watcher, whether it’s kicks, caps, jerseys, a type of jeans, brand of helmet/facemask etc.

    Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is!

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”333189″][quote comment=”333188″][quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)[/quote]

    Went once…10 dollar drinks…merchandise off- limits…When you go home, that becomes off-limits because of where you were…not for me.

    It’s been said that if you want to look at women and NOT fool around with them, why spend the money, just stay home!

    Nonetheless, i am no different than any other extremely observant Uni-watcher, whether it’s kicks, caps, jerseys, a type of jeans, brand of helmet/facemask etc.

    Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is![/quote]

    However, i would like to rent this new release:

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    And I may assure you, shoes will be the last thing that I will be observing.

  • Adam | June 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”333125″]RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kane score his hat trick during “promotional hat night brought to you by company X” ?

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”333191″][quote comment=”333125″]RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kane score his hat trick during “promotional hat night brought to you by company X” ?[/quote]
    No, that was Jonathan Toews. It was hardhat night. They were giving away towels the night of Kaner’s hat trick.

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”333186″][quote comment=”333181″]
    Teebz can answer this with more expertise than I can but during my “intensive” NHL watching days (when there was big league hockey on Long Island) it happened. If anything, the NHL had taken measures to change what has been going on for years.[/quote]

    Actually, during the mid-1990s, diving was commonplace against teams that used the trap. Skate hard into someone and flop while trying to draw a penalty. The reason the diving penalty was introduced was so that the refs could even up a call if they thought it was a borderline call.[/quote]

    Remember when this was an obscure winter sport as well? I’m not bashing the NHL – but I remember back in the 80s I traveled to Florida, and in our hotel room I was set to watch hockey on ESPN. They showed a NASCAR race instead, while the folks up north got to see the game. Now the south is littered with teams. Never thought I’d see the day.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”333192″][quote comment=”333191″][quote comment=”333125″]RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kane score his hat trick during “promotional hat night brought to you by company X” ?[/quote]
    No, that was Jonathan Toews. It was hardhat night. They were giving away towels the night of Kaner’s hat trick.[/quote]
    Oops. Forgot the pic

  • Squiddie | June 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    I think that it’s a different Lafayette club as the snowshoe convention photos were taken in Maine.

    Although I do remember something like this happening after the Twins won the series in 1991 and they did have an ice palace.

    My favorite pictures from the set are the clubs attending mass in their uniforms with their snowshoes.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”333189″][quote comment=”333188″][quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)[/quote]

    Went once…10 dollar drinks…merchandise off- limits…When you go home, that becomes off-limits because of where you were…not for me.

    It’s been said that if you want to look at women and NOT fool around with them, why spend the money, just stay home!

    Nonetheless, i am no different than any other extremely observant Uni-watcher, whether it’s kicks, caps, jerseys, a type of jeans, brand of helmet/facemask etc.

    Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is![/quote]

    Matt, I was just messin’ wit cha. The fact you didn’t notice anything above A-Rod’s ankles was the amusing thing. Strip shows are often referred as “shoe shows” for the obvious reason. That’s all I was getting at :-)

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”333190″][quote comment=”333189″][quote comment=”333188″][quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)[/quote]

    Went once…10 dollar drinks…merchandise off- limits…When you go home, that becomes off-limits because of where you were…not for me.

    It’s been said that if you want to look at women and NOT fool around with them, why spend the money, just stay home!

    Nonetheless, i am no different than any other extremely observant Uni-watcher, whether it’s kicks, caps, jerseys, a type of jeans, brand of helmet/facemask etc.

    Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is![/quote]

    However, i would like to rent this new release:

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    And I may assure you, shoes will be the last thing that I will be observing.[/quote]

    Wow, how could they make an entire movie about the Jays new unis?

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    Hey Phil,

    Speaking of annoying, look at what I found:

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”333196″][quote comment=”333189″][quote comment=”333188″][quote comment=”333184″][quote comment=”333158″][quote comment=”333139″]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/88095142.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19356863F2C054EB266A43C6159E62CA19DE30A760B0D811297

    Longoria going with the old A-Rod look:

    http://mobclan.com/p...

    Where does Evan keep his purse?[/quote]
    HA! I TOTALLY missed that![/quote]

    So at a strip club (not that you would ever go to one!) it really is just a “shoe show” for you ;-)[/quote]

    Went once…10 dollar drinks…merchandise off- limits…When you go home, that becomes off-limits because of where you were…not for me.

    It’s been said that if you want to look at women and NOT fool around with them, why spend the money, just stay home!

    Nonetheless, i am no different than any other extremely observant Uni-watcher, whether it’s kicks, caps, jerseys, a type of jeans, brand of helmet/facemask etc.

    Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is![/quote]

    Matt, I was just messin’ wit cha. The fact you didn’t notice anything above A-Rod’s ankles was the amusing thing. Strip shows are often referred as “shoe shows” for the obvious reason. That’s all I was getting at :-)[/quote]

    No worries…

  • Jason Shane | June 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    In celebration of Randy Johnson’s 300th win, CSN Bay Area aired a special called “300,” which included a segment on Johnson’s high school career with the Livermore (CA) Cowboys. Livermore, or “Live-no-more,” is about 50 miles east of San Francisco. The program had a bunch of pics of Johnson in his playing days there, and the unis are sick and clearly based on the 70s/early 80s Pittsburgh Pirates Uniforms:

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

    Plus, look at this hat:
    http://www.flickr.co...
    http://www.flickr.co...

    These aren’t my favorite, but the lettering on the jersey is pretty cool:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Fez | June 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    FARKAS EYE BLACK IS AWESOME!

    Tried it after the Red Wings used it. Been using it all spring and summer. Dosen’t smear behind my catchers mask. Worth the $10 for a “tin” of it.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”333200″]In celebration of Randy Johnson’s 300th win, CSN Bay Area aired a special called “300,” which included a segment on Johnson’s high school career with the Livermore (CA) Cowboys. Livermore, or “Live-no-more,” is about 50 miles east of San Francisco. The program had a bunch of pics of Johnson in his playing days there, and the unis are sick and clearly based on the 70s/early 80s Pittsburgh Pirates Uniforms:

    http://www.flickr.co...
    [/quote]

    Man, can you imagine being 17 years old, facing him wearing that?!!!

  • Ben | June 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...

  • Jason Shane | June 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=\”333202\”][quote comment=\”333200\”]In celebration of Randy Johnson\’s 300th win, CSN Bay Area aired a special called \”300,\” which included a segment on Johnson\’s high school career with the Livermore (CA) Cowboys. Livermore, or \”Live-no-more,\” is about 50 miles east of San Francisco. The program had a bunch of pics of Johnson in his playing days there, and the unis are sick and clearly based on the 70s/early 80s Pittsburgh Pirates Uniforms:

    http://www.flickr.co...
    [/quote]

    Man, can you imagine being 17 years old, facing him wearing that?!!![/quote]

    He could have been wearing a tutu and I still would have been deathly afraid. Especially since, by all accounts, he had absolutely zero control during high school and at least part of his time at USC.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”333203″]I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...
    [/quote]

    How does an expansion team get a name like “Legacy”? Wouldn’t that normally be reserved for teams that actually do have, y’know, a legacy?

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”333194″][quote comment=”333192″][quote comment=”333191″][quote comment=”333125″]RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kane score his hat trick during “promotional hat night brought to you by company X” ?[/quote]
    No, that was Jonathan Toews. It was hardhat night. They were giving away towels the night of Kaner’s hat trick.[/quote]
    Oops. Forgot the pic[/quote]

    The guy on the right is a fine example of a RedWings fan, no?

    http://16.media.tumb...

  • Ben | June 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”333205″][quote comment=”333203″]I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...
    [/quote]

    How does an expansion team get a name like “Legacy”? Wouldn’t that normally be reserved for teams that actually do have, y’know, a legacy?[/quote]

    I did more reading. They want to have a 30,000 seat arena for hockey. As a long time nosebleeder in 18,000 seat arena’s you would be WAYYY to far back.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”333207″][quote comment=”333205″][quote comment=”333203″]I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...
    [/quote]

    How does an expansion team get a name like “Legacy”? Wouldn’t that normally be reserved for teams that actually do have, y’know, a legacy?[/quote]

    I did more reading. They want to have a 30,000 seat arena for hockey. As a long time nosebleeder in 18,000 seat arena’s you would be WAYYY to far back.[/quote]
    Well, one thing they’ve got right is the color scheme. Red and black is so underused in the NHL.

  • mmwatkin | June 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”333095″]I’m going to stay away from this “I’m calling it whatever” argument, but I still wanted to put my two cents in because I understand where these Mets fans are coming from.

    We Tigers fans have this gorgeous new ballpark with wide concourses, good parking, a safe location, beautiful sight lines and a wonderful view of the city. However, I took my mom to her first baseball game in Copa (that’s what we call it instead of Comerica Park) the other day and one of the first things that she said was “it’s nice, but it’s no Tiger Stadium”. And, she’s right.

    Our old stadium was a dump. But, like Shea, it was our dump that we grew up loving. So, just because progress is nice, it doesn’t mean that we can’t long for the past watching Whittaker-to Trammell-to Fielder.[/quote]

    Sorry…couldn’t let this one go. As a lifelong Metro-Detroit resident and a Tiger fan since birth, I can honestly say that “we” do not call Comerica Park “Copa”. That is the dumbest nickname I have ever heard. I know the Tigers’ radio station tried calling it “Copa” when it first opened in 2000, but Comerica Bank threw a hissy fit because they spent all of that money and their name wasn’t being pimped (can’t blame them).

    Also, I would never want an “I’m calling it Tiger Stadium” shirt. It may work for Shea, but not Tiger Stadium. Why? Because Comerica Park is a bland, corporate stadium with ferris wheels and merry-go-’rounds. It looks like every other baseball stadium built since Camden. I wouldn’t do a disservice to the name “Tiger Stadium” by associating it with the new park.

    Comerica Bank is the perfect sponser for the Detroit Tigers’ ballpark. A Detroit company founded in 1849 who got so fed up in dealing with the city that they packed up and moved.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”333205″][quote comment=”333203″]I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...
    [/quote]

    How does an expansion team get a name like “Legacy”? Wouldn’t that normally be reserved for teams that actually do have, y’know, a legacy?[/quote]

    you’re shitting me, right?!?! the legacy?!?! sheesh! will this guy be their goalie:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Anotherguy | June 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”333207″]I did more reading. They want to have a 30,000 seat arena for hockey. As a long time nosebleeder in 18,000 seat arena’s you would be WAYYY to far back.[/quote]
    WHOA!
    30k: I just can’t imagine that. The Chicago Stadium gets in over 20k and most hockey fans know that there’s some pretty bad seats there.

    You’re getting into Ford Field territory when you go 30k.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”333206″][quote comment=”333194″][quote comment=”333192″][quote comment=”333191″][quote comment=”333125″]RE: hat trick hats. After Pat Kane scored a hat trick during a recent playoff game, the Tribune ran an article saying that the hats are initially kept in the lost-and-found. Seriously. I guess if you get caught up in the moment and wake up the next morning thinking, “Damn, I really LIKED that hat,” you can go back to the U.C. and claim it.[/quote]

    Didn’t Kane score his hat trick during “promotional hat night brought to you by company X” ?[/quote]
    No, that was Jonathan Toews. It was hardhat night. They were giving away towels the night of Kaner’s hat trick.[/quote]
    Oops. Forgot the pic[/quote]

    The guy on the right is a fine example of a RedWings fan, no?

    http://16.media.tumb...
    Was that picture snapped by the same photographer that shot Homer Simpson’s erotic photos?

  • George | June 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”333209″][quote comment=”333095″]I’m going to stay away from this “I’m calling it whatever” argument, but I still wanted to put my two cents in because I understand where these Mets fans are coming from.

    We Tigers fans have this gorgeous new ballpark with wide concourses, good parking, a safe location, beautiful sight lines and a wonderful view of the city. However, I took my mom to her first baseball game in Copa (that’s what we call it instead of Comerica Park) the other day and one of the first things that she said was “it’s nice, but it’s no Tiger Stadium”. And, she’s right.

    Our old stadium was a dump. But, like Shea, it was our dump that we grew up loving. So, just because progress is nice, it doesn’t mean that we can’t long for the past watching Whittaker-to Trammell-to Fielder.[/quote]

    Because Comerica Park is a bland, corporate stadium with ferris wheels and merry-go-’rounds. It looks like every other baseball stadium built since Camden. I wouldn’t do a disservice to the name “Tiger Stadium” by associating it with the new park.[/quote]

    It really surprised me when I first saw what they were going to build. Gee, you people love Tiger Stadium so much that we are going to give the exact opposite of what TS was. I realize there are many limitations to replicating a structure and provide all the amenities that have to go into a stadium today. It just SEEMED that they went out of their way to bury any thought of where they played for decades.

  • Anotherguy | June 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Jesus flippin’ Christ, I really think there’s some sort of NYC only filter on these comments.

    http://www.uniwatchb...

    Comment 106. Yesterday.

    About the fourth time now. Disappointing.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Yeah, but Bank One marketing types disdained calling the park by the acronym BOB and would actively discourage it. So “I’m calling it the BOB” kinda does work.

  • LarenR | June 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?

  • DenverGregg | June 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”333203″]I live in Hamilton and of course there’s been a lot about the Coyotes coming up here.

    Just today a group announced they want to bring a 2nd NHL team to Toronto. The whole thing is kind of a sham; they haven’t even spoken to the NHL yet. They held a press conference and even released jerseys and a logo (both of which are terrible if you ask me). Check it out.

    http://www.torontole...

    http://www.thestar.c...
    [/quote]
    Fifteen red and white stripes. That doesn’t look like a symbol a little out-of-place in Canada, does it?

  • MPowers1634 | June 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Because it doesn’t take much to blowout the Pirates?

  • Derek | June 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    I apologize if this has already been posted as I haven’t checked in all week, but if you haven’t already checked out EA Sports Team Builder site for their upcoming NCAA Football ’10, I high suggest doing so.

    http://www.easportsw...

    Basically they’ve taken the Create a School feature from the game and turned it into a website. Then when the game is released you’ll be able to play as the teams you’ve already created.

  • Matt Brosseau | June 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”333210″]

    you’re shitting me, right?!?! the legacy?!?! sheesh! will this guy be their goalie:

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Maybe they’ll pay him the change the last letter in his name, sort of like a 21st century Ted Turner/Andy Messersmith/Channel 17 scenario.

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”333220″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Because it doesn’t take much to blowout the Pirates?[/quote]
    wait a, wha? wooh wooh wooh….

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”333219″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?[/quote]

    You’ns obviously never saw a Stillers game at Heinz, rode the incline, ordered fries and gravy at Eat’NPark, then took a case of Stoney’s (Iron City is for the tourists) back to your cousins’ house and drank with your relatives. Oh that and there are always plenty of good seats to see a cross between AAA and Major League Baseball…

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”333219″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?[/quote]
    hey, hey, HEY

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”333219″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?[/quote]

    I guess maybe if they like watching a bad baseball team sweep the Mets. :)

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”333226″][quote comment=”333219″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?[/quote]

    I guess maybe if they like watching a bad baseball team sweep the Mets. :)[/quote]
    Bernard, I have a feeling that in the future Mets fans are going to refer to this past week as “The Swine Flu Series” so as to excuse their team’s poor play!

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”333222″][quote comment=”333210″]

    you’re shitting me, right?!?! the legacy?!?! sheesh! will this guy be their goalie:

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Maybe they’ll pay him the change the last letter in his name, sort of like a 21st century Ted Turner/Andy Messersmith/Channel 17 scenario.[/quote]

    More like Bill Travers for this guy.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    Waitaminnit! THIS is what a Utica Blue Sox jersey looked like in the early ′90s?

    Couldn’t someone have at least colored in the sock on the sleeve patch with a blue sharpie or something?

  • dan | June 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    Don’t know if it was posted in the past, but the nationals screwed up again. the scoreboard clock was 10 minutes off yesterday during randy johnson’s 300th win. the announcers pointed it out.

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    I was spreading the word about the “I’m Calling It The Jake” shirts to my friends who are Tribe fans and got this response from one of them:

    I’ve heard a potty (I have kids, so I’m just used to saying that) called a john before, but has anyone else called it a jake? Don’t know if this will affect sales of the shirt or not…

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”333231″]I was spreading the word about the “I’m Calling It The Jake” shirts to my friends who are Tribe fans and got this response from one of them:

    I’ve heard a potty (I have kids, so I’m just used to saying that) called a john before, but has anyone else called it a jake? Don’t know if this will affect sales of the shirt or not…[/quote]

  • Kek | June 5, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”333231″]I was spreading the word about the “I’m Calling It The Jake” shirts to my friends who are Tribe fans and got this response from one of them:

    I’ve heard a potty (I have kids, so I’m just used to saying that) called a john before, but has anyone else called it a jake? Don’t know if this will affect sales of the shirt or not…[/quote]
    Never heard that. Isn’t Jake a slang term for a cop though?

  • Dan Tearle | June 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”333148″]

    Hey, any of you illustrator guys want to make some USFL posters?[/quote]

    Making ‘Damac’ style posters of other leagues is something I would consider at some point, or as time allows (!)

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”333232″][quote comment=”333231″]I was spreading the word about the “I’m Calling It The Jake” shirts to my friends who are Tribe fans and got this response from one of them:

    I’ve heard a potty (I have kids, so I’m just used to saying that) called a john before, but has anyone else called it a jake? Don’t know if this will affect sales of the shirt or not…[/quote][/quote]

    Okay, I screwed that up twice – basically my friend said Jacobs hated the name “The Jake” because it was slang for a toilet.

  • LI Phil | June 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote]Phil can attest to how annoying/observant I am, as I’m positive everyone here is![/quote]

    mr powers, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard…at no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought…everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it…i award you no points, and may all the fans of pittsburgh have mercy on your soul…

    /nice a’s cap tho

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”333234″][quote comment=”333148″]

    Hey, any of you illustrator guys want to make some USFL posters?[/quote]

    Making ‘Damac’ style posters of other leagues is something I would consider at some point, or as time allows (!)[/quote]

    Cool! Since I can’t get a purple Maulers design on my membership card, maybe I’ll settle for a Maulers poster instead.

  • Jim | June 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”333140″][quote comment=”333102″][quote comment=”333091″]
    Did you see after Game 1 when they were doing the on-ice interview with someone from Detroit and there as a guy poppin’ his Winnipeg Jets’ sweater? I immediately thought of you.[/quote]

    Detroit would love to have Winnipeg back in the league. They used to pillage us for points constantly in the 1990s. LOL

    It would have been totally awesome if the ref actually did the point-at-the-net thing as Kennedy jumped into the glass.

    Personally, hilarious idea, but poor execution. ;o)[/quote]

    now they have columbus and nashville… lol[/quote]

    The Wings picked up 5 points in 6 games this year against Nashville. (Preds won season series 4-2, with one OT game going to Detroit.) Just saying….

  • Bernard | June 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”333227″][quote comment=”333226″][quote comment=”333219″][quote comment=”333217″][quote comment=”333213″][quote comment=”333062″]I’m calling it The BOB. Screw Chase Field[/quote]

    The movement of “I’m Calling It…” is geared toward calling the stadium its “classic” name as opposed to its corporate counterpart. So from Citifield to Shea, from PNC to Candlestick, from US Cellular Field to Comiskey, and so on and so forth.

    With the Diamondbacks, it doesn’t quite have that symmetry. Basically you’re forsaking one corporate name (Chase Field) for another (Bank One Ballpark)……[/quote]
    Why would people in Pittsburgh call their ballpark Candlestick?[/quote]

    Why would anyone live in Pittsburgh?[/quote]

    I guess maybe if they like watching a bad baseball team sweep the Mets. :)[/quote]
    Bernard, I have a feeling that in the future Mets fans are going to refer to this past week as “The Swine Flu Series” so as to excuse their team’s poor play![/quote]

    Haha – yeah, probably!

  • Squiddie | June 5, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    Anyone know what year the Pirates wore these unis? Not very good quality control with the stripes.

  • JVusfl84 | June 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    Ah, I just noticed there’s another Jim on here, so guess I’ll change my name. Of course, for the right amount of dough, I’m open to a corporate sponsor name (preferably Pittsburgh-based, but I’m open to other offers)…

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    TCU wears MLB BP ripoffs AND a sleeve patch straight from a Rangers uni:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • JVusfl84 | June 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”333240″]Anyone know what year the Pirates wore these unis? Not very good quality control with the stripes.[/quote]

    Haha! And the hats are only slightly worse than the pillbox hats.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    A solid look for the Titans, even with the solid-color jersey. Like the hat and stirrups.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

  • War Damn Eagle | June 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”333245″]I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

    Pic 12 is one helluva color-on-color game. Royals in road powder blues and Indians in all-red.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”333246″][quote comment=”333245″]I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

    Pic 12 is one helluva color-on-color game. Royals in road powder blues and Indians in all-red.[/quote]

    This guy’s list is as bad (in reverse)as we are often accused to be.

    Anyone know what’s going on with Pete Rose’s bat? Looks like tape around the barrel which is common for bats used for BP but illegal (I think) for a game bat.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | June 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.

  • JTH | June 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”333249″]Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]
    To draw a parallel with another sport: substitute “Jordan” for “Gretzky” and you can say the same exact thing.

    Hell, look at any wide receiver when there’s contact with a DB and pass interference isn’t called.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | June 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    My statement was not about Crosby vs Gretzky vs Ovechkin. It was about Crosby and only Crosby. The diving and overembellishing is unsportsmanlike behavior.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | June 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    By the way, bringing Gretzky and his 4 Lady Byngs into this debate is probably not a good idea.

  • LI Phil | June 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”333245″]I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

    the guy is a idiot…1972?…(that’s the a’s pic, ifn the link defaults back)…i’ll get a screen grab if it does…they ONLY wore the old english font for one season, and it wasn’t 1972…try 68

    c’mon…do some EASY research

  • Jim BC | June 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”333252″][quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    By the way, bringing Gretzky and his 4 Lady Byngs into this debate is probably not a good idea.[/quote]
    No way – Teebz has a good point – Gretzky was the absolute biggest whiner back in the day – hands down.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”333250″][quote comment=”333249″]Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]
    To draw a parallel with another sport: substitute “Jordan” for “Gretzky” and you can say the same exact thing.

    Hell, look at any wide receiver when there’s contact with a DB and pass interference isn’t called.[/quote]

    I’ll even tack on this info about Gretzky and his teammates. Neil Sheehy was accused of being a pansy for not fighting Semenko and McSorley during the Flames-Oilers rivalry in the 1980s. It even went so far that he was accused of bringing the level of play down by neutralizing the talented players such as Gretzky, Kurri, and Coffey.

    “Wayne Gretzky warned against not protecting the NHL’s best players and was dubbed by some as, ‘Whine Gretzky.’ Brett Hull spoke out against the way the game is played and he was written off as…..well ‘being Brett.’ Mario Lemieux warned against it and he was discounted as a baby who felt he deserved special treatment.”.

    Yet Crosby is “pathetic”. Check it out here, and have a good read.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”333251″][quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    My statement was not about Crosby vs Gretzky vs Ovechkin. It was about Crosby and only Crosby. The diving and overembellishing is unsportsmanlike behavior.[/quote]

    And so is facewashing, but it happens after every play. Your point?

    Stop your incessant bitching about Crosby. Otherwise, we’ll pull out the tape of everyone’s favorite wunderkind, Alexander Ovechkin, and watch him dive and flop like a fish out of water. Everyone did and still does it – Gretzky, Lemieux, Yzerman, Hull, Modano, Crosby, Ovechkin, Briere, Gomez… it happens all the time for the same reason:

    EVERYONE WANTS TO WIN!

    If you can send your team to the powerplay, so be it. Perhaps Detroit should stop poking and prodding him with their sticks so this doesn’t happen any longer. You can’t dive if you’re not touched.

  • Cameramano | June 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    I don’t think that is the Washington Monument on the Twins poster. I think it is the .

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”333252″][quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    By the way, bringing Gretzky and his 4 Lady Byngs into this debate is probably not a good idea.[/quote]

    How would his four Lady Byngs have anything to do with proving he didn’t whine? I stated that he whined. And he did. A lot. End of story.

  • Cameramano | June 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    Messed up the tag – Forshay Tower

  • =bg= | June 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    All I know is, you could freeze to death @ Candlestick (so I am told, only went once) and you can freeze @ AT&T Park.

    I’d rather freeze @ AT&T Park. Candlestick is a dump, and once my Santa Clara Niners build their new place..agh, 2014 is a long way away..I’d be the first to blow up the Stick.

  • Michael Emody | June 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    I have to say the Toronto Legacy thing must be some sort of dark comedy/performance art production. The theme: all marketing, no substance.

    On another note, will there be a run down of College World Series uni’s this year?

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”333253″][quote comment=”333245″]I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

    the guy is a idiot…1972?…(that’s the a’s pic, ifn the link defaults back)…i’ll get a screen grab if it does…they ONLY wore the old english font for one season, and it wasn’t 1972…try 68

    c’mon…do some EASY research[/quote]

    Looking at some of the other lists, it’s pretty much a joke. A list of clutch hitters has Mike Sweeney and not George Brett. How can you be considered among the greatest if you’ve never played in a game that meant anything? Just getting hits with two out and a runner on second doesn’t necessarily make you clutch. The “big game” pitchers has Andy Pettitte and no Jack Morris. Not surprising they got the details wrong too.

  • Lwiedy | June 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”333262″][quote comment=”333253″][quote comment=”333245″]I have to disagree with most of these uniforms being “ugly.” I don’t get it. And for you Tiger Stadium lovers, see pic 3.

    http://www.life.com/...

    the guy is a idiot…1972?…(that’s the a’s pic, ifn the link defaults back)…i’ll get a screen grab if it does…they ONLY wore the old english font for one season, and it wasn’t 1972…try 68

    c’mon…do some EASY research[/quote]

    Looking at some of the other lists, it’s pretty much a joke. A list of clutch hitters has Mike Sweeney and not George Brett. How can you be considered among the greatest if you’ve never played in a game that meant anything? Just getting hits with two out and a runner on second doesn’t necessarily make you clutch.

    The “big game” pitchers has Andy Pettitte and no Jack Morris. Not surprising they got the details wrong too.[/quote]

    But the snaps are great!

  • Ry Co 40 | June 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”333258″][quote comment=”333252″][quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    By the way, bringing Gretzky and his 4 Lady Byngs into this debate is probably not a good idea.[/quote]

    How would his four Lady Byngs have anything to do with proving he didn’t whine? I stated that he whined. And he did. A lot. End of story.[/quote]

    and thats 4 lady byngs over a ‘how many’ year carrer???

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | June 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”333258″][quote comment=”333252″][quote comment=”333249″][quote comment=”333248″]Crosby dives, overembellishes, and generally whines.

    This is just as bad as a fighter not obeying “the code”.

    Crosby is the Ulf Samuellson of scorers.[/quote]

    1) It’s “Samuelsson”, and Samuelsson was one tough sonuva. Otherwise, Ovechkin is Samuelsson as well due to his knee-on-knee crap and questionable hits.

    2) Gretzky overembellished and whined, and yet he’s regarded as the greatest player ever. Go figure.[/quote]

    By the way, bringing Gretzky and his 4 Lady Byngs into this debate is probably not a good idea.[/quote]

    How would his four Lady Byngs have anything to do with proving he didn’t whine? I stated that he whined. And he did. A lot. End of story.[/quote]

    I wasn’t necessarily referring to your comment about Gretzky whining. I was referring to your accusations of Gretzky overembellishing. Players that notoriously overembellish don’t win the Lady Byng.

    I don’t have a problem with all the whining or perceieved whining that Crosby does. It’s a part of the game to be critical of the officials.

    I DO have a problem with all the flops and all the head snaps he does when a stick comes in the viscinity of his head.

    Like I said earlier, this has nothing to do with any other players in the league. I am a Montreal fan. Maxim Lapierre is an embellisher and the league pretty much hates him for it. I realize this. It’s just bad when a team–er owner makes one of these guys the captain of the team.

  • Teebz | June 5, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”333265″]
    Like I said earlier, this has nothing to do with any other players in the league. I am a Montreal fan. Maxim Lapierre is an embellisher and the league pretty much hates him for it. I realize this. It’s just bad when a team–er owner makes one of these guys the captain of the team.[/quote]

    So you don’t hate Crosby because embellishes, you hate him because he is a captain who embellishes. So if he wasn’t a captain, you would hate him less?

    Mario didn’t make him the captain. Michel Therrien gave him the “C”. Mario was still captain when Crosby entered the league. After all, they did play one season together.

  • TMD | June 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    This is kind of a sad story, but there is a beautiful Buffalo photo about half-way down.

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

  • Justin McGrail | June 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    Just watched the PTI Interview with Candace Parker and she mentioned that the Sparks of the WNBA also have a uni sponsor. They’re going to be sponsored by Farmer’s Insurance. Sorry no screen grab.

  • Beardface | June 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm |

    Toronto Legacy jerseys were unveiled as well…

  • Matt Brosseau | June 5, 2009 at 6:02 pm |

    Gretzky won five Lady Byngs, with three different teams. (Just setting the record straight.)

  • Greg Lamm | June 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    I had to wear snowshoes during survival school in the USAF. It was in Spokane, WA in February and there was quite a bit of snow on the ground. It would get above freezing during the day and the straps would get wet and become loose. Then at night, they would freeze, since we were sleeping in the woods in shelters we had built ourselves. I didn’t get the hang of them until the very end of our week out there.

  • Ryan B | June 5, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”333269″]Toronto Legacy jerseys were unveiled as well…[/quote]
    That team will never see the ice.

  • herrera | June 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    Being a Shocker fan, its nice seeing someone famous wearing a wushock hat.(from post #89)
    Tried to quote the post, but couldn’t figure it out.

  • Alex | June 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”333161″][quote comment=”333154″]Dang, you’re going waaay back! You going to go to the Fort Pitt blockhouse wearing a shirt that says “I’m Calling It Fort Duquesne”?

    Should that be “Je l’appelle Fort Duquesne”?[/quote]

    That was going to be my joke for Nationals Park –
    “Je l’appelle Parc Jarry”

    /Still bitter[/quote]

    oh, so now, we’re going back to Montreal?

    And what if people started saying stuff like this?

    I’m calling them the Ottawa Lynx (lehigh Valley Ironpigs)

    I’m calling them the Richmond Braves (gwinnett Braves)

    El stupido

  • Jeff P | June 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”333272″][quote comment=”333269″]Toronto Legacy jerseys were unveiled as well…[/quote]
    That team will never see the ice.[/quote]
    I dunno. The NHL might grant them a new Toronto franchise when one comes just to spite Bastille. (however you spell that).

    Yes, I say when. I have little doubt that it’ll happen at some point.

  • Alex | June 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”333269″]Toronto Legacy jerseys were unveiled as well…[/quote]

    *cough* THEY LOOK LIKE THE OLd BUFFALO SABRES JERSEYS!!! MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just move the team to Hartford

  • Chris in DC | June 6, 2009 at 12:57 am |

    [quote comment=”333094″]Braves will be in Baltimore next weekend. Does anyone know of some pics on the web of their last series at Orioles Park in 2004? On June 26, both teams wore 1968 throwbacks.[/quote]

    I have one of the Orioles sleeveless jerseys from that series that I got at the team’s 2005 winter equipment sale. I absolutely love it.

  • edfromaz | June 6, 2009 at 5:10 am |

    was browsing the NBA Store when I came across this Cleveland Cavaliers baseball jersey.

    http://store.nba.com...

    Now we know that this is another shameless attempt to get the dollars but it did leave me wondering which basketball jersey would look the best if transfered to a baseball uni. The Cleveland jersey didn’t look to bad in my opinion if you don’t include the NBA and the Adidas logos on the back and chest.