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Back Home In Omaha

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[Editor’s Note: With the College World Series upon us, Omaha resident Bryan Redemske checks in with his annual CWS survey. I’ll see you down in the Ticker. — PL]

By Bryan Redemske

We often make a big deal about tradition here at Uni Watch. Changes to our favorite teams’ uniforms, colors, or ballpark tend to ignite passionate pleas for the status quo.

In terms of college baseball tradition, Omaha has the market cornered. Since 1950, Rosenblatt Stadium has been the home of the men’s College World Series. Next year will be the final CWS at the stadium on the hill. In 2011 it’s moving to a downtown stadium called TD Ameritrade Park.

Rosenblatt Stadium will be demolished, and the land will be handed over to Henry Doorly Zoo, which will probably use it for monkeys. Or maybe, just maybe, those pandas will finally come to Omaha. Pretty sweet, huh?

As long as we’re talking about tearing things down and destroying tradition, it’s a good time to welcome Arkansas to the College World Series. Nobody kills baseball fashion tradition like the Razorbacks. Here’s a look at their crimes against the sport, along with the rest of the bracket. If you need me, I’ll be out back parking cars on my lawn ($20/game).

Arkansas
Oh, Arkansas. What the hell? Adidas was to blame for the whole football uniform thing last fall, so we may as well keep it up. Here’s the jersey seen most of the time, in white and red. As you can see, it’s equally offensive on the front and back. If there’s a matching gray set out there, I couldn’t find pictures. And I’m not going to go looking for it, either.

Last year’s pinstriped whites are also in play, as is a throwback-style cream-colored set.

LSU
The Tigers are back in Omaha for the second straight year, which makes bar owners happy. LSU fans take over bars for a week at a time, especially now that RV parking has been limited at Rosenblatt.

The good thing about LSU being in Omaha is the familiarity. The yellow and purple jerseys have been largely unchanged for years. Seems like having two sets of white uniforms (pinstriped and plain) is a bit much, no? There’s also a white-crowned hat that sometimes appears with the purple jersey.

Cal State Fullerton
For the past few years, I’ve crowned Fullerton the winner of the uni bracket at the CWS, mostly because all of their looks are consistent. Many teams use several different seasons’ worth of uniforms all at once, which saves on laundry but annoys people (me).

The Titans win again this year, even though there are a few new bits hanging in the closet. The traditional white and gray pinstripes are standard, as is the blue alternate jersey. There’s a second blue alternate that’s completely unnecessary but still looks OK. Same for the white-crowned lid.

North Carolina
Nike teams are a bit of a pain in my ass, at least for this annual roundup. Elite teams like UNC are often oversupplied, with about nine different jerseys on hand. Refreshingly, the Tar Heels seemed to have exercised a bit of moderation this season.

The standard sleeveless whites are around, but a new Carolina blue jersey has been added, along with a similar navy jersey. Too bad they still have the Nike pit-stains on the white and gray sets.

Virginia
Perhaps it’s because I like Charlottesville, or maybe it’s because it’s similar to Fullerton, but damn if Virginia doesn’t look good.

Two sets of whites — old and new — along with navy and orange. Pretty awesome, until you see this. What the … you were so close, Virginia. So close.

Southern Mississippi
The Eagles make me neither excited nor angry. I guess that’s like a win compared to the stylings of some of our less civilized CWS attendees.

White, gold, gray. That is all.

Arizona State
I’ve determined that Arizona State officials don’t want us to see their uniforms. Because seriously, ASU media people, I’m not downloading anything to get to the multimedia viewer. No way.

Here’s what I did find: Home whites and a maroon alternate. The Sun Devils have traditionally been well-dressed, so this media (me) blackout is puzzling.

Texas
Finally, we get to Texas. Another Nike school. Here’s the good thing about Texas, though: They haven’t changed much over the past few years. Consistency is king here, once you get past the overkill thing.

White vests, white sleeves, white pinstriped vests, burnt orange, gray. That’s actually not horrible, considering Florida State had nine jerseys last year, followed closely by North Carolina’s eight. [Also worth noting: All of the Texas jerseys are pullovers with one-button collars, much like MLB’s batting practice jerseys. — PL]

And yes, that’s the landscape of college baseball today: five jerseys doesn’t seem so bad. Help us, Johnny Rosenblatt’s ghost — you’re our only hope.

Ah, crap. There’s a lady trying to double-park her Dodge Caravan out back. If she gets in there sideways, no way that black Corsica is going to fit. Back to work!

Some other news of note: Paul here, with a few tidbits that may interest you:

• As you may know, the very wonderful rock band Wilco will be releasing a new album later this month and is already on tour to support the new record. You may also know that four of the band’s shows next month will be held at minor league ballparks. But what you can’t possibly know, because I haven’t told anyone until now, is that I’ll be raffling off two pairs of tickets for each of those shows.

I’ll have more details on this during the week of June 22nd. Just wanted to get you excited about it now.

• True story: When Kirsten and I arrived at the WNYC studios yesterday for our radio interview, they sat us down in front of two microphones — one green, one purple. You can guess which one I took. As for the interview itself, our time slot got cut in half because the guy who was on before us (who happens to be the Governor of New York State) ran long, so we didn’t really get to discuss anything in any kind of depth. But if you want to hear very cursory chatter about Candela, Uni Watch, and “I’m Calling It Shea,” you can listen to the segment here.

• One problem with the Candela exhibit has been that the City Reliquary is only open on weekends. But they’ll be open next Thursday, June 18th, from 6pm-10pm, and their very nice back yard will be available for lounging, drinking, etc. You know what to do.

Uni Watch News Ticker: My favorite item of the day comes from Nolan Brett, who writes: “Toronto brought in reliever Jason Frasor in the 7th vs Texas last night, and catcher Raul Chavez realized his signals weren’t getting through. So he just reached over and stuck the back of his hand in the chalk, turning his hand and fingers white.” … Major news at NHLuniforms.com, where the site has gotten a serious upgrade. … Here’s a good view of Derek Jeter not wearing the Yankees’ cap patch (with thanks to Steve King). … Ten more illustration scans have been added to our gallery from The Professionals (with continued thanks to Jim Mellett). … In a related item, here’s an interesting note from Noel Basnight: “A few of the images from The Professionals seemed familiar, so I checked my library. My search uncovered a ‘playbill’ from an NFL-sponsored show called The 100 Yard Canvas. Several of the images were identical to the ones from The Professionals. I’m including scans of some of the full-page color images (trying to avoid overlap in the process), as well as the cover sheet and foreword.” Never heard of this show before — anyone know more about it? … Jason Smith commissioned Rob Ullman to do this illo of his girlfriend, Jennifer. “The resemblance is incredible — Rob is a great guy to work with,” he reports. … Sad news from helmet collector Jeff Fedenko, who reports that Helmet Hut historian Jim Parker passed away this week. Jim had weighed in here several times on helmet-related issues, most recently regarding the Lions silver/gold debate. My sympathies to all who knew him and to the Helmet Hut community. … I haven’t seen the new Eastbay catalog, but Chris Edwards has, and reports the following: “In the football equipment section they had a picture of a line of football players in full uni. They were Nike schools — Penn State, Florida, Ohio State, etc. — and they all had either the team name or school initials in embossed or raised lettering on the thigh pads.” Not positive, but this appears to be part of the undergirdle, or maybe part of the pad itself. Not sure if this will be showing up on the field or if it’s just for the ad. … Here’s a new baseball glove brand I hadn’t heard of before. Bizarre designs here and here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … DIY project of all time: Two Arkansas convicts escaped (and were later recaptured) by making their own Arkansas prison guard uniforms. Details and photos here (big thanks to Steve Lega). … When you lie down with dogs, expect to get fleas. … Back in 2007, Mario Fontana wrote an entry about the charity Wiffle Ball tournament he participates in. For this year’s edition, he created an awesome logo that he’s making available on shirts and patches. For details, look here. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Audio Outmania! Josh Outman discusses his stirrups, among other things, about a quarter of the way through this radio interview. … Plenty of Broncos uni discussion in this article (with thanks to Brad Shannon). … The minor league Florence Freedom will wear special police and firefighter tribute jerseys on Sunday (with thanks to Jim Ransdell). … Mark Fightmaster reports that the city of Cincinnati has a new logo. … Oh man, look at this: In happier times, GM had its own hockey team (great find by Mike Hersh). … With ads on uniforms looking more and more inevitable, locker rooms are gonna have a lot more signs like this one (with thanks to Chad Todd). … Washington State will unveil new football uniforms tonight (with thanks to Spencer Bowen). … The All Blacks have a new alternate jersey — and it’s white, paradoxically. Details here (with thanks to Haydn Green, who also came up with a bunch of photos from the 1965 Springbrook/South African tour of New Zealand). … Very odd to see pillbox caps for American League teams. Kyle Pineda found that auction, and also found this. That can’t be right, can it? … The NBA will be playing preseason games in Mexico and China this fall. Here are the logos they’ve come up with for the occasion — not bad.

Looking back, looking ahead: Thanks yet again for all the supportive words and thoughts in recent days. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Uni Watch community played a major role in helping me get through this very stressful week. I’m a lucky fella.

I had a lengthy road trip planned for today through the middle of next week. After initially thinking I’d cancel it, I’ve decided to go ahead with it. This means you’ll be in Phil’s capable hands for the next five days, and I’ll look forward to meeting the Baltimore/DC crowd on Wednesday night, 7pm, at Hillendale Lanes. Remember, it’s BYOB, and don’t worry about actually bowling — I just like the idea of hanging out at a duckpin house, even if we don’t toss any games. Of course, if people want to bowl, that’s fine too.

Okay, that’s it. See you at the end of next week.

 

211 comments to Back Home In Omaha

  • War Damn Eagle | June 12, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    Arizona State has a black jersey this year. It’s pretty crappy.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Also, I thought Virginia Tech was ditching the modern unis with the contrasting sleeves/pits for a more throwback look. So why is the 2008 uniform in that Nike/Eastbay ad?

  • Adam | June 12, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    http://www.huntaucti...

    YES this can be right…I had one as a kid, in the mid-80s…I loved that hat…and am sadder than hell I gave it away as a kid…

    Any one know where you can get one now a days?

  • War Damn Eagle | June 12, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    Arizona State also has this home white uniform (doesn’t the V look like a W?):

    http://cache.daylife...

    A road gray ensemble:

    http://cdn.picapp.co...

    And it looks like there IS a gray version of Arkansas’ craptastic unis:

    http://assets.espn.g...

    Southern Miss’ 2009 media guide cover appears to show a 4th uni for the Golden Eagles, white with a triangular black sleeve design:

    http://graphics.fans...

    Kudos to them for not having a black jersey, however.

    Oops, maybe I spoke too soon . . .

    http://www.southernm...

  • peter | June 12, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    “We often make a big deal about tradtiion here at Uni Watch”…and part of that tradition is pointing out our typos!! :)

  • Charlie | June 12, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    There is a gray uniform to Arkansas’ set (and even includes gray cleats!):

    front

    back

    Go Hogs!

  • Charlie | June 12, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    sorry. back

  • M.Princip | June 12, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    So sad to hear about Jim Parker passing away this week. I can’t tell you how many times Jim and the fellas over at Helmet Hut have helped and inspired me.

  • Jeff | June 12, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    Paul,

    Are you sure that the GM Hockey Team pick from your link isn’t actually a picture of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League?
    That is the same uniform they used to wear, when GM was their sponsor.

  • M.Princip | June 12, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    A nice writeup on Jim at the Helmet Hut site: http://www.helmethut...

  • Bryan Redemske | June 12, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    Dang, my research skills kind of suck lately. Good finds on those missing jerseys.

  • Robert in Dallas | June 12, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    It warms the heart to see the Nebraska flag (bland though it may be) in the photo at the top of today’s entry.

  • TMD | June 12, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    I really love this script.

    http://cache.daylife...

    I just wish that ASU would decide on one font and stick with it.

  • TMD | June 12, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    The orange UVa jersey didn’t want to pop up, so I found another.

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

  • Jared | June 12, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Bryan, did you ever find another journalism job?

  • Hickory | June 12, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    I have alot of issues with that Eastbay ad:

    USC #55 is wearing a skill position facemask and looks as if he is the punter at best.

    PSU #89 is wearing a Riddell VSR4…The lions are almost exclusively Schutt now.

    Texas #20 is wearing a Schutt Air Advantage…UT is almost exclusively a Riddell team.

    R.I.P. Jim Parker. I did not know him, I never heard of him before today, but I am a Helmet Hut and Helmet project addict, thus I owe him many thanks for feeding my addiction!

    BTW. The Toronto catcher dipping his hand in the chalk is one of the coolest stories I have ever heard.

  • Bryan Redemske | June 12, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”334511″]Bryan, did you ever find another journalism job?[/quote]

    Nope, but I didn’t really try very hard. Just doing some freelance stuff to plug holes in the budget for now.

  • Robert in Dallas | June 12, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    I don’t think that you can see it in Bryan’s linked photos, but the Texas jerseys and caps are the vented, hole-filled variety that look like something found for $5 on a bootleg table at a flea market.

    And the one-button pullovers look terrible, particularly as vests. It was wasn’t for Arkansas, Texas would easily have the title of worst uniforms in the CWS.

  • James P. | June 12, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.

  • Oakville Endive | June 12, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    Checked out the revamped NHL uniform.com , they’ve done a terrific job upgrading the site. What’s particularly strong is for each team they’ve documented very subtle changes to team uniforms. One of my favourites, as I was never aware it happened, was they note the burgundy in the Avalanche uni became several shades darker – after a few years. For us uniform geeks – that’s great stuff.

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    “BTW. The Toronto catcher dipping his hand in the chalk is one of the coolest stories I have ever heard.”

    Oh, you young snipperwhappers, catchers have been doing that as long as I can remember. Well, not so much in the past decades, I suppose because ballpark lighting is so much better. And now they also will just wrap their fingers in white training tape.

    Another trick we used to do, back in pre-history, before every conceivable accessory was available to everyone: Bright sun? Send one of the freshman (or a batboy if you had one) to scrape stuff out of tailpipes in the parking lot into a cup. Dip your finger in it and smear it under your eyes. Presto! Instant eye black.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”334516″]Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.[/quote]

    Having been around at the time, I can tell you that virtually all of those are fan caps, to be sure.
    Except maybe some were worn on that MLB Japanese tour we discussed a long, long time ago.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Since Wilco has been mentioned: a belated RIP to Jay Bennett.

  • Adam | June 12, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    What happened to my post? About the Yankees Pill Box?

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”334518″]”BTW. The Toronto catcher dipping his hand in the chalk is one of the coolest stories I have ever heard.”

    Oh, you young snipperwhappers, catchers have been doing that as long as I can remember. Well, not so much in the past decades, I suppose because ballpark lighting is so much better. And now they also will just wrap their fingers in white training tape.

    Another trick we used to do, back in pre-history, before every conceivable accessory was available to everyone: Bright sun? Send one of the freshman (or a batboy if you had one) to scrape stuff out of tailpipes in the parking lot into a cup. Dip your finger in it and smear it under your eyes. Presto! Instant eye black.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Oh, speaking from experience…make sure the tailpipe has adequately cooled down. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Mark in Shiga | June 12, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”334509″]I really love this script.

    http://cache.daylife...

    I just wish that ASU would decide on one font and stick with it.[/quote]

    The number font on the back is pretty spiffy too, IIRC. Very pre-Trajan Kansas-like.

  • Mark in Shiga | June 12, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    And that locker room sign exhorting players to always think of their sponsor is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever seen.

    Here I was thinking that athletes should always be thinking of winning, sportsmanship, fair play, and giving their all. No, they’re supposed to be making sure that an ugly advertisement is visible at all times. Disgusting.

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    Subtle difference but wouldn’t the bucs caps look much better with the yellow button on top?

    http://www.mickeyspl...(1).jpg

  • Geen | June 12, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”334498″]Arizona State has a black jersey this year. It’s pretty crappy.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Also, I thought Virginia Tech was ditching the modern unis with the contrasting sleeves/pits for a more throwback look. So why is the 2008 uniform in that Nike/Eastbay ad?[/quote]

    Va Tech also did the Disco Night jersey. I think it’s not a Nike thing, though …

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    http://cache.daylife...

    Love those lettering flukes when a jersey opens a bit.
    “DEWILS” ?

    Probably Elmer Fudd’s favorite team.

  • Geen | June 12, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”334524″]And that locker room sign exhorting players to always think of their sponsor is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever seen.

    Here I was thinking that athletes should always be thinking of winning, sportsmanship, fair play, and giving their all. No, they’re supposed to be making sure that an ugly advertisement is visible at all times. Disgusting.[/quote]

    It’s also a yellow card to pull any part of your jersey over your head.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 12, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”334512″]I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory[/quote]

    Not to my knowledge. The gloves that you saw from Woodz were for the CPBL in Taiwan. They had some other designs that were more colorful, but I thought that those were not for use in games, such as pink and a red, white and blue combo.

  • =bg= | June 12, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Phillies jersey…………buried underneath Citi Field?

    http://www.fannation...

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”334530″]Phillies jersey…………buried underneath Citi Field?

    http://www.fannation...

    Wouldn’t the same results be achieved simply by letting the Mets wear Mets jerseys there in September?

    (that’s for LI Phil and others. :) )

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”334525″]Subtle difference but wouldn’t the bucs caps look much better with the yellow button on top?

    http://www.mickeyspl...(1).jpg[/quote]

    oops
    http://www.mickeyspl...

  • Big Al | June 12, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Robinson Cano was sporting the Pedro Porthole last night. Sorry, no screen caps b/c I was toting a five-month old around at the time.

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”334527″]http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cMm9OGdMRgDq/340x.jpg

    Love those lettering flukes when a jersey opens a bit.
    “DEWILS” ?

    Probably Elmer Fudd’s favorite team.[/quote]
    …or Pavel Chekov’s?

  • Bernard | June 12, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    I have always liked the looks of Arizona State, in football, baseball and basketball. I love their colors, and they almost always seem to lean toward classic design. An honest question: Doesn’t that maroon get really hot out there in the desert? I imagine early-season football games would have to be particularly brutal. Or do the athletes become acclimated to it pretty quickly?

  • Hickory | June 12, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”334529″][quote comment=”334512″]I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory[/quote]

    Not to my knowledge. The gloves that you saw from Woodz were for the CPBL in Taiwan. They had some other designs that were more colorful, but I thought that those were not for use in games, such as pink and a red, white and blue combo.[/quote]

    Yeah, Koji’s glove was almost completely black and his silhouette was “burned” into the web. I have noticed it a couple times before, but those were all in pre-game festivities. Last night I noticed in the actual game.

    He had brought his glove to his face to hide his words while talking to Melvin Mora.

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”334535″]I have always liked the looks of Arizona State, in football, baseball and basketball. I love their colors, and they almost always seem to lean toward classic design. An honest question: Doesn’t that maroon get really hot out there in the desert? I imagine early-season football games would have to be particularly brutal. Or do the athletes become acclimated to it pretty quickly?[/quote]

    Not speaking from experience playing for ASU, but from playing HS ball here in phoenix in black unis, you get used to it. Also early season games are usually scheduled as late as possible to avoid the direct sun. But by the time Sept rolls around and you have had two-a-days in july and august, well you just learn where the nearest trash can is to puke it out, drink some more powerade and get back out there.

  • iLO | June 12, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    I always wondered about the “Shocker” mascot/nickname for Wichita State.

    Wikipedia entry–
    “The name for WSU’s athletic teams is the Shockers and, collectively, students are also referred to as being “Shockers”. The name reflects the University’s heritage: Early students earned money by shocking, or harvesting, wheat in nearby fields. Early football games were played on a stubbled wheat field. Pep club members were known as Wheaties. Tradition has it that in 1904, football manager and student R.J. Kirk came up with the nickname Wheatshockers. [1] Although the Wheatshockers name was never officially adopted by the university, it caught on and survived until it was later shortened to Shockers. Until 1948, the university used a nameless shock of wheat as its symbol. WuShock came to life when junior Wilbur Elsea won the Kappa Pi honorary society’s competition to design a mascot typifying the spirit of the school. Elsea, who had been a Marine during World War II, decided that “the school needed a mascot who gave a tough impression, with a serious, no-nonsense scowl.”

  • Roger Faso | June 12, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    One more member of Stirrup Nation …

    http://www.sfgate.co...

  • M.Princip | June 12, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”334520″]Since Wilco has been mentioned: a belated RIP to Jay Bennett.[/quote]

    Sucks that they had such a falling out in the end; i.e. lawsuits etc. ‘Summerteeth’ and ‘Being There’ are two albums that I cherish. When you play a Wilco song on your guitar you feel like a genius.

  • iLO | June 12, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    WSU’s logo BTW….

  • iLO | June 12, 2009 at 10:02 am |

  • Hickory | June 12, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”334536″][quote comment=”334529″][quote comment=”334512″]I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory[/quote]

    Not to my knowledge. The gloves that you saw from Woodz were for the CPBL in Taiwan. They had some other designs that were more colorful, but I thought that those were not for use in games, such as pink and a red, white and blue combo.[/quote]

    Yeah, Koji’s glove was almost completely black and his silhouette was “burned” into the web. I have noticed it a couple times before, but those were all in pre-game festivities. Last night I noticed in the actual game.

    He had brought his glove to his face to hide his words while talking to Melvin Mora.[/quote]

    whoops – typed that wrong – his glove is brown, not black

  • Chris in Nashville | June 12, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    Here in Nashville, we have a celebrity softball game each year. Carrie Underwood has played the last two years and has been rocking faux stirrups. The red ones are from last year and the black are from this year.

    http://imgsrv.wycd.c...
    http://www.hollywood...
    http://www.hollywood...

  • Hickory | June 12, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”334543″][quote comment=”334536″][quote comment=”334529″][quote comment=”334512″]I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory[/quote]

    Not to my knowledge. The gloves that you saw from Woodz were for the CPBL in Taiwan. They had some other designs that were more colorful, but I thought that those were not for use in games, such as pink and a red, white and blue combo.[/quote]

    Yeah, Koji’s glove was almost completely black and his silhouette was “burned” into the web. I have noticed it a couple times before, but those were all in pre-game festivities. Last night I noticed in the actual game.

    He had brought his glove to his face to hide his words while talking to Melvin Mora.[/quote]

    whoops – typed that wrong – his glove is brown, not black[/quote]

    This pic has it, but it’s really small…

    http://images.pictop...

  • James P. | June 12, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”334519″][quote comment=”334516″]Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.[/quote]

    Having been around at the time, I can tell you that virtually all of those are fan caps, to be sure.
    Except maybe some were worn on that MLB Japanese tour we discussed a long, long time ago.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m positive my Astros cap is a fan cap (the plastic size strap I could do without), but I have never seen anything else like it for those teams who did not wear the pillbox style back in the 70s. Seeing how there are three AL team caps in this style makes me wonder how many others are out there, and when were these made?

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

    [quote comment=”334534″][quote comment=”334527″]http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0cMm9OGdMRgDq/340x.jpg

    Love those lettering flukes when a jersey opens a bit.
    “DEWILS” ?

    Probably Elmer Fudd’s favorite team.[/quote]
    …or Pavel Chekov’s?[/quote]

    Him, too.

  • mtjaws | June 12, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

  • TMD | June 12, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”334530″]Phillies jersey…………buried underneath Citi Field?

    http://www.fannation...

    You think that’s bad. When Ford Field was built, they stuck this on the 50-yard-line.

    http://www.connectmi...

    That’s almost as bad a curse as naming the stadium after this.

    http://www.autodopln...

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”334546″][quote comment=”334519″][quote comment=”334516″]Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.[/quote]

    Having been around at the time, I can tell you that virtually all of those are fan caps, to be sure.
    Except maybe some were worn on that MLB Japanese tour we discussed a long, long time ago.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m positive my Astros cap is a fan cap (the plastic size strap I could do without), but I have never seen anything else like it for those teams who did not wear the pillbox style back in the 70s. Seeing how there are three AL team caps in this style makes me wonder how many others are out there, and when were these made?[/quote]

    Good question regarding how many out there. I just saw them as a blight on the landscape in the late 70’s (was stimulated largely by the Bicentennial).

    Here’s my really tricky question cuz, y’know, sometimes the ol’ mind gets foggy. Didn’t the Pirates wear a mustard crown pillbox for at least part of one season, prior to wearing pillboxes with the bumblebee rotators? Pretty sure they did.

    —Ricko

  • Alex | June 12, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)

  • Jon | June 12, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    I am red sox fan and this may be sacreligous, but i do love the yankees home jerseys. that being said i actually am starting to really dislike the away uniforms. the block new york is lame, and the blue around the sleeves is boring. it is something i think they could update without taking away the “sanctity” of yankee lore.

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    My fave Wilco tube…Impossible Germany:

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

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    Mustard pillbox Pirates.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1546|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
    (Answering my own question)

    —Ricko

  • JL | June 12, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”334513″]I have alot of issues with that Eastbay ad:

    USC #55 is wearing a skill position facemask and looks as if he is the punter at best.

    PSU #89 is wearing a Riddell VSR4…The lions are almost exclusively Schutt now.

    Texas #20 is wearing a Schutt Air Advantage…UT is almost exclusively a Riddell team.

    R.I.P. Jim Parker. I did not know him, I never heard of him before today, but I am a Helmet Hut and Helmet project addict, thus I owe him many thanks for feeding my addiction!

    BTW. The Toronto catcher dipping his hand in the chalk is one of the coolest stories I have ever heard.[/quote]

    And the first thing that jumped out to me was the Ohio State player wearing #27, which has been retired for Eddie George for several years now…the helmet does not have Eddie’s facemask, and that dude is about the size of a kicker half of Eddie’s size…plus the sleeve stripes were different when Eddie was at OSU, and they didn’t wear Nike until two years after he was gone. ;)

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”334517″]Checked out the revamped

    NHL uniform.com , they’ve done a terrific job upgrading the site. What’s particularly strong is for each team they’ve documented very subtle changes to team uniforms. One of my favourites, as I was never aware it happened,

    was they note the burgundy in the Avalanche uni became several shades darker – after a few years. For us uniform geeks – that’s great stuff.[/quote]

    Just as a note to that, Oakville, it was very apparent when the Avalanche switched from CCM jerseys to Starter jerseys for two seasons. Starter’s shiny fabric was considerably darker.

    This may have been the reason for the switch to a darker burgandy with CCM in the seasons following the switch to Starter. At least CCM recognized the need for consistency. :o)

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”334555″][quote comment=”334513″]I have alot of issues with that Eastbay ad:

    USC #55 is wearing a skill position facemask and looks as if he is the punter at best.

    PSU #89 is wearing a Riddell VSR4…The lions are almost exclusively Schutt now.

    Texas #20 is wearing a Schutt Air Advantage…UT is almost exclusively a Riddell team.

    R.I.P. Jim Parker. I did not know him, I never heard of him before today, but I am a Helmet Hut and Helmet project addict, thus I owe him many thanks for feeding my addiction!

    BTW. The Toronto catcher dipping his hand in the chalk is one of the coolest stories I have ever heard.[/quote]

    And the first thing that jumped out to me was the Ohio State player wearing #27, which has been retired for Eddie George for several years now…the helmet does not have Eddie’s facemask, and that dude is about the size of a kicker half of Eddie’s size…plus the sleeve stripes were different when Eddie was at OSU, and they didn’t wear Nike until two years after he was gone. ;)[/quote]

    The girls in Nike’s uni design department sure do know how to put together a photo shoot, don’t they.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”334550″][quote comment=”334546″][quote comment=”334519″][quote comment=”334516″]Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.[/quote]

    Having been around at the time, I can tell you that virtually all of those are fan caps, to be sure.
    Except maybe some were worn on that MLB Japanese tour we discussed a long, long time ago.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’m positive my Astros cap is a fan cap (the plastic size strap I could do without), but I have never seen anything else like it for those teams who did not wear the pillbox style back in the 70s. Seeing how there are three AL team caps in this style makes me wonder how many others are out there, and when were these made?[/quote]

    Good question regarding how many out there. I just saw them as a blight on the landscape in the late 70’s (was stimulated largely by the Bicentennial).

    Here’s my really tricky question cuz, y’know, sometimes the ol’ mind gets foggy. Didn’t the Pirates wear a mustard crown pillbox for at least part of one season, prior to wearing pillboxes with the bumblebee rotators? Pretty sure they did.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I mentioned this a while ago, but I distinctly recall my next-door neighbor buying an A’s pillbox at Comiskey Park during the 1983 All-Star Game.

    I also recall taunting Rickey Henderson and Tim Raines from the picnic area. Oh, and some clown who was trying to get Gene Siskel’s attention but kept calling him “Cisco.”

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”334554″]Mustard pillbox Pirates.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1546|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
    (Answering my own question)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    hey ricko…

    didn’t you once do a collage of all the possible uni combos for the bumblebee pirates? (all black, all gold, pinstripes, and ever different iteration of mix-n-match)

    im pretty sure you had them wearing both color pillboxes in that one

    –or is my mind pulling a scarlet o’hara

  • War Damn Eagle | June 12, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    the funky font ot the Arizona State home jersey is usually referred to as Tiffany, I think.

  • Bernard | June 12, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”334537″][quote comment=”334535″]I have always liked the looks of Arizona State, in football, baseball and basketball. I love their colors, and they almost always seem to lean toward classic design. An honest question: Doesn’t that maroon get really hot out there in the desert? I imagine early-season football games would have to be particularly brutal. Or do the athletes become acclimated to it pretty quickly?[/quote]

    Not speaking from experience playing for ASU, but from playing HS ball here in phoenix in black unis, you get used to it. Also early season games are usually scheduled as late as possible to avoid the direct sun. But by the time Sept rolls around and you have had two-a-days in july and august, well you just learn where the nearest trash can is to puke it out, drink some more powerade and get back out there.[/quote]

    Thanks HR – I figured the answer would be something like that, and that you’d be the one to provide it!

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”334559″][quote comment=”334554″]Mustard pillbox Pirates.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1546|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
    (Answering my own question)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    hey ricko…

    didn’t you once do a collage of all the possible uni combos for the bumblebee pirates? (all black, all gold, pinstripes, and ever different iteration of mix-n-match)

    im pretty sure you had them wearing both color pillboxes in that one

    –or is my mind pulling a scarlet o’hara[/quote]

    I certainly did. Bumblebees had both yellow-gold and black pillboxes. What I was checking here was for sure that they had worn pillboxes with the prevous uni set (the mustard gold ones; the first doubleknits they switched to when Three Rivers opened). And they had. Wore them in ’76 for the Bicentennial.

    Point being that the Pirates actually wore three different pillboxes: Mustard (old) gold in ’76, then beginning in ’77 black and yellow-gold.

    Also, if you see a yellow-gold crown that isn’t a pillbox, it’s a hat that never was. The non-pillbox gold hats were old gold (mustard), not yellow-gold.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”334534″]
    …or Pavel Chekov’s?[/quote]
    Now I’m remembering the Sat. Night Live skit with the “Star Trek” Chekov as an author. Thanks JTH, that will be in my head all day now. :-)

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    BTW, for all of the people who want think others are stuck in the past when they say Comiskey or Chicago Stadium: the Chicago Tribune is on your side!

    The White Sox have only played the Brewers three times in the history of baseball.

    Thanks Bud.

  • Mike Engle | June 12, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    In light of this article, can we get No Mas to do an “I’m Calling it Rosenblatt” t-shirt?

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    ricko

    so then…this is different from this?

    (here they are side by side

    the first one is “supposedly” the 1976 cap (4th down on right side) while the second one is supposed to be the 1977 model

    is there a difference? is the one on the left more ‘mustard’ and the one on the right more gold? i can’t tell (if you say there is then i’ll believe it)…or are these retro cap manufacturers playing a little loose with the facts

  • Ry Co 40 | June 12, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    wow! great catch!

  • Ry Co 40 | June 12, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money!

  • Hickory | June 12, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”334545″][quote comment=”334543″][quote comment=”334536″][quote comment=”334529″][quote comment=”334512″]I can’t find a picture of it, also not sure it has been previously mentioned here, but last night Koji Uehara started for the Orioles.

    He has a customer Nike glove, like many major leaguers, but his has a silhouette of himself on the outside of the web. It’s black on black, so you can only see it when there is a close up of his glove.

    Anyone know if he’s the only one with this sort of silhouette pressed into the leather?

    Also, can anyone find pics?

    ~Hickory[/quote]

    Not to my knowledge. The gloves that you saw from Woodz were for the CPBL in Taiwan. They had some other designs that were more colorful, but I thought that those were not for use in games, such as pink and a red, white and blue combo.[/quote]

    Yeah, Koji’s glove was almost completely black and his silhouette was “burned” into the web. I have noticed it a couple times before, but those were all in pre-game festivities. Last night I noticed in the actual game.

    He had brought his glove to his face to hide his words while talking to Melvin Mora.[/quote]

    whoops – typed that wrong – his glove is brown, not black[/quote]

    This pic has it, but it’s really small…

    http://images.pictop...

    This photo album has a good view of it…
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

  • Adam | June 12, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    http://www.huntaucti...

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    I second this motion!

  • Bernard | June 12, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    WARNING: TAKE GIRLFRIEND ADVICE FROM RY CO 40 AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    Lol – just jaggin’ ya, Ry!

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”334558″] Oh, and some clown who was trying to get Gene Siskel’s attention but kept calling him “Cisco.”[/quote]
    Yeah, that was some outfield the A’s had in those days: Raines, Henderson and Siskel. Thumbs up.

    Remember that “picnic area”?? Shabby to say the least. What a difference from one park to the next.

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”334566″]ricko

    so then…this is different from this?

    (here they are side by side

    the first one is “supposedly” the 1976 cap (4th down on right side) while the second one is supposed to be the 1977 model

    is there a difference? is the one on the left more ‘mustard’ and the one on the right more gold? i can’t tell (if you say there is then i’ll believe it)…or are these retro cap manufacturers playing a little loose with the facts[/quote]

    The gold from 71-76 was decidedly Old Gold. Very brown/green mustard; very, um, Vanderbilt-Georgia Tech gold. Looks brown or even green in some photos. Yellow-Gold doesn’t photograph like that. The Bumblebees brought the change to yellow-gold (a la Steelers, et al).

    So of those two side-by-side ’76 caps, yes, they should be the same color, the color of the one on the left. A yellow-gold pillbox would be from ’77 and after. The Pirates wore Old Gold pillboxes for ’76.

    —Ricko

  • Bouj | June 12, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    FYI the University of Texas jerseys are all 2-button, not 1-button.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”334538″]I always wondered about the “Shocker” mascot/nickname for Wichita State.[/quote]
    In this era, I imagine their opponents have a field day with the nickname.

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    So of those two side-by-side ‘76 caps, yes, they should be the same color, the color of the one on the left.

    I meant here…
    http://www.dugout-me...

    The hat shown as a ’76 pillbox should be the same color as the hat shown as ’70-75. They did change color scheme in ’76, just the style of the hat.

    I may have said ’71 earlier. Sorry, just know they changed to doubleknits and mustard crown hats for first game in Three Rivers, whenever that was.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    The DIDN’T change the color scheme for ’76.
    Arrrgh.

  • JRJR | June 12, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.

  • Marc | June 12, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    Not sure if it was covered, but if the Lakers were to win, they would be the only team in my recent memory to win the title wearing three different jerseys in the finals. What was the last team?

  • UmpLou | June 12, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”334563″][quote comment=”334534″]
    …or Pavel Chekov’s?[/quote]
    Now I’m remembering the Sat. Night Live skit with the “Star Trek” Chekov as an author. Thanks JTH, that will be in my head all day now. :-)[/quote]

    Actually that was SCTV…..Dave Thomas doing a Walter Koenig impression in the midst of a Chekhov production….

    Ill admit it….a Trek geek of sorts….

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”334579″]Arrrgh.[/quote]
    I get it, you’re talking about the Pirates: Arrrgh. Good one, me matey.

    ;-)

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”334582″]Actually that was SCTV…..Dave Thomas doing a Walter Koenig impression in the midst of a Chekhov production….[/quote]
    Thanks! I was trying to picture who played Kirk: I knew it wasn’t Belushi, he had done a skit long before about how they were canceling the series but the actors were staying in character even as the set was being dismantled. I was thinking it was the guest host.

    Andddd Dave Thomas as the Beaver…. :-)

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”334575″][quote comment=”334566″]ricko

    so then…this is different from this?

    (here they are side by side

    the first one is “supposedly” the 1976 cap (4th down on right side) while the second one is supposed to be the 1977 model

    is there a difference? is the one on the left more ‘mustard’ and the one on the right more gold? i can’t tell (if you say there is then i’ll believe it)…or are these retro cap manufacturers playing a little loose with the facts[/quote]

    The gold from 71-76 was decidedly Old Gold. Very brown/green mustard; very, um, Vanderbilt-Georgia Tech gold. Looks brown or even green in some photos. Yellow-Gold doesn’t photograph like that. The Bumblebees brought the change to yellow-gold (a la Steelers, et al).

    So of those two side-by-side ’76 caps, yes, they should be the same color, the color of the one on the left. A yellow-gold pillbox would be from ’77 and after. The Pirates wore Old Gold pillboxes for ’76.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well one big difference between the two (color notwithstanding) is the middle line (of the three lines on the cap) bisects the upper portion of the “P” in the cap on the left, while in the cap on the right, it is flush with the bottom loop of the P

    see here

    was this a difference in style between ’76 & ’77, or am i just being an anal retentive pit nicker?

  • Mark in Shiga | June 12, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”334528″][quote comment=”334524″]And that locker room sign exhorting players to always think of their sponsor is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever seen.

    Here I was thinking that athletes should always be thinking of winning, sportsmanship, fair play, and giving their all. No, they’re supposed to be making sure that an ugly advertisement is visible at all times. Disgusting.[/quote]

    It’s also a yellow card to pull any part of your jersey over your head.[/quote]

    Why is that? Because the player’s face would be obscured and you wouldn’t know who was who, or because the sponsors own the rulebook?

  • mmwatkin | June 12, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”334532″][quote comment=”334525″]Subtle difference but wouldn’t the bucs caps look much better with the yellow button on top?

    http://www.mickeyspl...(1).jpg[/quote]

    oops
    http://www.mickeyspl...

    I don’t think it would look better with the yellow button on top. IMO, I think the button should match the bill of the hat. For instance, I think the Orioles hat looks good: Orange bill, orange button.

    What drives me crazy is the Detroit Tigers. Their home hat has a dark navy button but their away cap has an orange button. At least be consistent.

  • Adam in Bmore | June 12, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    Oh how I wish the Uni Watch gathering next week in Baltimore wasn’t on Adam Jones Bobblehead Night!

  • Johnny O | June 12, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    I apologize if this has been mentioned before, but if it hasn’t, I thought the UW faithful, and especially M. Powers would like this:

    http://i147.photobuc...

    These were the shoes Tiger Woods wore court side at the Lakers/Magic game on June 9th. Are these customs, or a special edition or something? Or just something I have never seen before?

  • Ry Co 40 | June 12, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”334572″][quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    WARNING: TAKE GIRLFRIEND ADVICE FROM RY CO 40 AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    Lol – just jaggin’ ya, Ry![/quote]

    haha! true, true! but dude want to “win his girl” back (one that dumped him) with a half naked sports cartoon of her??? totally wrong path…

    don’t get me wrong though, rob’s work is the very best!

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    “well one big difference between the two (color notwithstanding) is the middle line (of the three lines on the cap) bisects the upper portion of the “P” in the cap on the left, while in the cap on the right, it is flush with the bottom loop of the P

    see here

    was this a difference in style between ‘76 & ‘77, or am i just being an anal retentive pit nicker?”

    Here…
    http://www.dugout-me...
    click on “who wore this” links for a clue that the manufacturer of the alleged ’76 pillbox hat may have missed the mark all the way around.

    —Ricko

  • Prexy Hater | June 12, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    After watching the NBA Finals last night (and watching how Jeff Van Gundy did not say a single word about his brother), it reopened a thought I’ve had.

    It is time for the Knicks to drop the “Triangle” logo of the 1990s, and have a new look in time for 2010-11. Lebron or not. Keeping the classic NEW YORK unis, of course.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 12, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    Here is a picture of Uehara’s glove.
    http://thumbnail.ima...

    From 2008
    http://i71.photobuck...

    It is not his black one, but you can at least see the outline of him in this one.

  • Eric Romain | June 12, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    The Oshawa Generals recently had a third sweater nearly identical to that GM team\’s http://images2.wikia...

  • chance michaels | June 12, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.

  • Johnny O | June 12, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”334590″][quote comment=”334572″][quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    WARNING: TAKE GIRLFRIEND ADVICE FROM RY CO 40 AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    Lol – just jaggin’ ya, Ry![/quote]

    haha! true, true! but dude want to “win his girl” back (one that dumped him) with a half naked sports cartoon of her??? totally wrong path…

    don’t get me wrong though, rob’s work is the very best![/quote]

    Mr. Rob Ullman is such a talented artist, I just had to get a pin up of my future wife. In fact, it should be in the mail within the next few days, so I am REALLY excited. When I was working with Rob he was nothing but professional, responded to my e-mails within a few hours usually, and did I mention talented? For whatever reason, everybody should get some artwork done from Rob. Rob is actually coming out with a book full of sports-related ladies very soon. All of the info you could possibly want can be found on his website:

    http://rkullman.blog...

    This should take at least 30 minutes of your day away…

  • Tim F. | June 12, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    UniWatch has now aligned with Wilco?!? Next you’re going to be telling me that you’re giving away free Chipotle burritos and Amazon.com gift certificates.

  • JRJR | June 12, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”334595″][quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.[/quote]

    I had heard some mixed things about them as well–did some research before plunking my $50 for a cap, but mine came out great. I only have one, so I can’t vouch for size variation.

  • Kevin Z. | June 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    That gray Texas jersey looks like a two-button collar. Hard to tell on the others.

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

    [quote comment=”334598″][quote comment=”334595″][quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.[/quote]

    I had heard some mixed things about them as well–did some research before plunking my $50 for a cap, but mine came out great. I only have one, so I can’t vouch for size variation.[/quote]

    If you don’t mind my asking, what cap was it?

  • Oakville Belgium Endive II | June 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    One of my favourites, as I was never aware it happened,

    was they note the burgundy in the Avalanche uni became several shades darker – after a few years. For us uniform geeks – that’s great stuff.[/quote]

    Just as a note to that, Oakville, it was very apparent when the Avalanche switched from CCM jerseys to Starter jerseys for two seasons. Starter’s shiny fabric was considerably darker.

    This may have been the reason for the switch to a darker burgandy with CCM in the seasons following the switch to Starter. At least CCM recognized the need for consistency. :o)[/quote]

    Thanks Teebz,

    From what I remember – you’re from the Winninpeg-area, so I have to ask you – is Moooose fever running rampant? In addition, would the games that were in Hershey be televised in Winnipeg? – It kind of harkens back to a simpler era of limited television.

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Heard Todd McFarlane on the radio yesterday and it made me wonder about Teebz’ take on this:

    https://shop.strato....

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    https://shop.strato....

    Man, what a great-looking uniform.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”334602″]Heard Todd McFarlane on the radio yesterday and it made me wonder about Teebz’ take on this:

    https://shop.strato....

    I’m ok with it. He played in Winnipeg, albeit briefly.

    I was hunting for the Khabibulin Jets one locally, but none of the stroes I went to had it.

    Disappointment, to say the least.

  • JRJR | June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”334600″][quote comment=”334598″][quote comment=”334595″][quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.[/quote]

    I had heard some mixed things about them as well–did some research before plunking my $50 for a cap, but mine came out great. I only have one, so I can’t vouch for size variation.[/quote]

    If you don’t mind my asking, what cap was it?[/quote]

    1915 Phillies away cap. White with red soutache and a red “P”–I also like the leather sweatbands. I just received it a couple of weeks ago–maybe their quality control has gone up since you ordered? I also wondered if there would be quality issues due to their claim that they produce caps on “period” sewing machines?

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”334601″]One of my favourites, as I was never aware it happened,

    was they note the burgundy in the Avalanche uni became several shades darker – after a few years. For us uniform geeks – that’s great stuff.[/quote]

    Just as a note to that, Oakville, it was very apparent when the Avalanche switched from CCM jerseys to Starter jerseys for two seasons. Starter’s shiny fabric was considerably darker.

    This may have been the reason for the switch to a darker burgandy with CCM in the seasons following the switch to Starter. At least CCM recognized the need for consistency. :o)[/quote]

    Thanks Teebz,

    From what I remember – you’re from the Winninpeg-area, so I have to ask you – is Moooose fever running rampant?

    In addition, would the games that were in Hershey be televised in Winnipeg? – It kind of harkens back to a simpler era of limited television.[/quote]

    Moose frenzy is at an all-time high. Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans. Now, we’re shooting for most fans in the Final history. :o)

    As for the Hershey games, all of them were on TV, and both Games 6 & 7 will be covered locally on TV by Shaw Cable and by ABC-27 from Hershey for Bears’ fans.

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.

  • Stuby | June 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”334581″]Not sure if it was covered, but if the Lakers were to win, they would be the only team in my recent memory to win the title wearing three different jerseys in the finals. What was the last team?[/quote]
    I believe the Miami Heat did the same thing 3 years ago with a white, a red and a black jersey.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)

  • David | June 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”334605″][quote comment=”334600″][quote comment=”334598″][quote comment=”334595″][quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.[/quote]

    I had heard some mixed things about them as well–did some research before plunking my $50 for a cap, but mine came out great. I only have one, so I can’t vouch for size variation.[/quote]

    If you don’t mind my asking, what cap was it?[/quote]

    1915 Phillies away cap. White with red soutache and a red “P”–I also like the leather sweatbands. I just received it a couple of weeks ago–maybe their quality control has gone up since you ordered? I also wondered if there would be quality issues due to their claim that they produce caps on “period” sewing machines?[/quote]

    I’d like to comment, too – I have a 1921 Baltimore Orioles cap and a 1915 Baltimore Terrapins cap, both from Cooperstown Ballcap Company, and I am very pleased. The Orioles cap was initially the wrong size and had an incorrect bill, but after I sent it back to the company, the “new” cap got to me within a week.

    I enthusiastically endorse this company for anything you might need – in fact, I’ll probably order another cap for myself one day soon.

  • Grundy | June 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    Minor league ballpark concerts are great. I saw Counting Crows and Live at the Ripken owned Ironbirds stadium in Aberdeen Maryland a couple of years ago. They set the stage up in center field and you were allowed to sit anywhere in the stadium or on the field. I setup a blanket near second base and had a great view.

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”334609″]I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    what?

  • Valjean | June 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    Paul,

    Saw this in my fave lunch joint and thought it might have some appeal for you: a really nice combo of sports design and, well, tasty meat products. Yes, I’m talking about The Bacon Pennant.

    Appears to be a one-off, but I could easily see similar cheering for other underdogs: BBQ, veal, lard, …

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”334609″][quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)[/quote]

    Not far enough away yet. LOL

    But it is the MTS Centre. The Phone Booth is one helluvan arena. :o)

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”334609″][quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)[/quote]

    I remember the old arena. From the Jets offices you could see into the open end of adjacent stadium, which meant it was a place to watch Blue Bomber games. Not the best seats, for sure, but the sense of having the Jets and Bombers in such proximity was interesting. A bit like the Royals and Chiefs, I suppose; the difference being those two teams play outdoors.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”334616″][quote comment=”334609″][quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)[/quote]

    I remember the old arena. From the Jets offices you could see into the open end of adjacent stadium, which meant it was a place to watch Blue Bomber games. Not the best seats, for sure, but the sense of having the Jets and Bombers in such proximity was interesting. A bit like the Royals and Chiefs, I suppose; the difference being those two teams play outdoors.[/quote]

    The old arena was definitely a barn, though, Ricko. The seating was terrible, it was brutally cold in the winter, and pigeons nested indoors on the girders as they found their way into the building through crevices.

  • chance michaels | June 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”334610″][quote comment=”334605″][quote comment=”334600″][quote comment=”334598″][quote comment=”334595″][quote comment=”334580″][quote comment=”334570″]http://www.huntauctions.com/online/imageviewer.cfm?auction_num=14&lot_num=958&lot_qual=

    Since this was *removed*…i had one in the mid 80s as a kid, and would give my left nut to know where i can obtain another one…[/quote]

    http://www.ballcap.c...

    This should get you somewhere. As with most of these vintage companies, I’m not sure how accurate all of their styles are, but the craftsmanship and quality is great here. Worth the wait for a handmade cap and it looks like they will make you just about anything.[/quote]

    Sorry, I have to step in here. My experience with those guys has been terrible. Bills and/or logos sewn off-center, and the sizes – the various 7 5/8ths caps I bought varied in circumference by as much as an inch. And, as you note, the historical accuracy is questionable at times.

    Perhaps their quality control has improved. I sure hope so – they’re the only place to get some of those caps.[/quote]

    I had heard some mixed things about them as well–did some research before plunking my $50 for a cap, but mine came out great. I only have one, so I can’t vouch for size variation.[/quote]

    If you don’t mind my asking, what cap was it?[/quote]

    1915 Phillies away cap. White with red soutache and a red “P”–I also like the leather sweatbands. I just received it a couple of weeks ago–maybe their quality control has gone up since you ordered? I also wondered if there would be quality issues due to their claim that they produce caps on “period” sewing machines?[/quote]

    I’d like to comment, too – I have a 1921 Baltimore Orioles cap and a 1915 Baltimore Terrapins cap, both from Cooperstown Ballcap Company, and I am very pleased. The Orioles cap was initially the wrong size and had an incorrect bill, but after I sent it back to the company, the “new” cap got to me within a week.

    I enthusiastically endorse this company for anything you might need – in fact, I’ll probably order another cap for myself one day soon.[/quote]
    When did you order?

    It’s not just me – Cooperstown has had a bad rep for years. If they’ve fixed their QC problems, we can all celebrate.

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”334617″][quote comment=”334616″][quote comment=”334609″][quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)[/quote]

    I remember the old arena. From the Jets offices you could see into the open end of adjacent stadium, which meant it was a place to watch Blue Bomber games. Not the best seats, for sure, but the sense of having the Jets and Bombers in such proximity was interesting. A bit like the Royals and Chiefs, I suppose; the difference being those two teams play outdoors.[/quote]

    The old arena was definitely a barn, though, Ricko. The seating was terrible, it was brutally cold in the winter, and pigeons nested indoors on the girders as they found their way into the building through crevices.[/quote]

    You got that right. I just thought the Bombers field being so close almost gave things a “campus” feeling.

    Question (because i never did get it figured out): Did Winnipeggers see it as the Arena being located behind the stadium, or was the stadium behind the Arena?

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”334616″][quote comment=”334609″][quote comment=”334606″]Both Games 6 & 7 were sold out minutes after the Moose won Game 5. We already set the record for most fans at a Calder Cup Final game when we sold out both Games 1 & 2 at 15,003 fans.[/quote]
    Teebz, I was going to ask if the Moose played at the same arena as the Jets: but then I thought “I can just look that right up. And I found they played at the MTSCenter.

    http://www.mtscentre...

    Just how far is Winnipeg from Toronto? ;-)[/quote]

    I remember the old arena. From the Jets offices you could see into the open end of adjacent stadium, which meant it was a place to watch Blue Bomber games. Not the best seats, for sure, but the sense of having the Jets and Bombers in such proximity was interesting. A bit like the Royals and Chiefs, I suppose; the difference being those two teams play outdoors.[/quote]

    when was this ricko?

    cuz, i actually dated a winnipegger a couple years ago and the mtscentre (where the moose play) is nowhere near canad inns stadium (where the bombers play)…did the jets play in a completely different location?

    and on a completely unrelated note…the goldeyes (MiLB team of some sort) have one of the nicest stadiums anywhere…caught a couple games there in ’06 i believe

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    nevermind…you answered the question without answering the question

    LOL

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    I was talking about 71-73, when I working with the WHA.

    In other words, before most UWers’ “always” began. ;)

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”334614″][quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.[/quote]

    I’m gonna go with “I misheard” because i just looked of the description of the figure and it matches what you said.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”334619″]
    The old arena was definitely a barn, though, Ricko. The seating was terrible, it was brutally cold in the winter, and pigeons nested indoors on the girders as they found their way into the building through crevices.[/quote]

    You got that right. I just thought the Bombers field being so close almost gave things a “campus” feeling.

    Question (because i never did get it figured out): Did Winnipeggers see it as the Arena being located behind the stadium, or was the stadium behind the Arena?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They were viewed as side-by-side since most people accessed them via St. James Street. If you turned onto Maroons Road, the arena was on the right and the stadium was on the left.

  • Ricko | June 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”334624″][quote comment=”334619″]
    The old arena was definitely a barn, though, Ricko. The seating was terrible, it was brutally cold in the winter, and pigeons nested indoors on the girders as they found their way into the building through crevices.[/quote]

    You got that right. I just thought the Bombers field being so close almost gave things a “campus” feeling.

    Question (because i never did get it figured out): Did Winnipeggers see it as the Arena being located behind the stadium, or was the stadium behind the Arena?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They were viewed as side-by-side since most people accessed them via St. James Street. If you turned onto Maroons Road, the arena was on the right and the stadium was on the left.[/quote]

    (headslap) Yea, I suppose “side=by-side” would have been a third option,wouldn’t it.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”334560″]the funky font ot the Arizona State home jersey is usually referred to as Tiffany, I think.[/quote]

    The Mets and Red Soz still use it as well:

    http://www.sportslog...

    http://www.sportslog...

    ANd Johnny O…Tiger was wearing a apir of Nike DUnks, presumably in Stanford colors.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”334620″]
    cuz, i actually dated a winnipegger a couple years ago and the mtscentre (where the moose play) is nowhere near canad inns stadium (where the bombers play)…did the jets play in a completely different location?

    and on a completely unrelated note…the goldeyes (MiLB team of some sort) have one of the nicest stadiums anywhere…caught a couple games there in ’06 i believe[/quote]

    The large empty gravel lot that sits behind Polo Park Shopping Centre (where the famed Winnipeg Polo Field and horse racing track once stood) was where the Winnipeg Arena sat. It was demolished after attempts to bring in a pro lacrosse and arena football team died.

    CanWest Park, where the Goldeyes play, got rave reviews in 1999 when the PanAm Games were here. It is truly one of the greatest minor-league ballparks I have been to. Never a bad seat, and the amenities are incredible and diverse.

  • Wes | June 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    I hadn’t noticed that – it is pretty cool! Doesn’t look like there are any hidden letters in the Chinese version, but does anyone know what the Chinese characters on the top of the logo mean?

  • Cros | June 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    Good catch, but my messed up mind first looked at the “b” as a “g” on either side of the Jerry West logo. Read it again and skip the first “n”.

    Maybe it was not accidental, it IS Mexico you know…

  • JRJR | June 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    It’s not just me – Cooperstown has had a bad rep for years. If they’ve fixed their QC problems, we can all celebrate.

    Shame they have a bad rep. because the product, when delivered correctly, is really cool. I get lots of comments and questions.

  • Oakville Belgium Endive II | June 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”334627″][quote comment=”334620″]
    cuz, i actually dated a winnipegger a couple years ago and the mtscentre (where the moose play) is nowhere near canad inns stadium (where the bombers play)…did the jets play in a completely different location?

    and on a completely unrelated note…the goldeyes (MiLB team of some sort) have one of the nicest stadiums anywhere…caught a couple games there in ’06 i believe[/quote]

    The large empty gravel lot that sits behind Polo Park Shopping Centre (where the famed Winnipeg Polo Field and horse racing track once stood) was where the Winnipeg Arena sat. It was demolished after attempts to bring in a pro lacrosse and arena football team died.

    CanWest Park, where the Goldeyes play, got rave reviews in 1999 when the PanAm Games were here. It is truly one of the greatest minor-league ballparks I have been to. Never a bad seat, and the amenities are incredible and diverse.[/quote]

    All this Winnipeg talk is giving me the itch to play some Guess Who.

  • Squiddie | June 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  • bartusball | June 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”334584″][quote comment=”334575″][quote comment=”334566″]ricko

    so then…this is different from this?

    (here they are side by side

    the first one is “supposedly” the 1976 cap (4th down on right side) while the second one is supposed to be the 1977 model

    is there a difference? is the one on the left more ‘mustard’ and the one on the right more gold? i can’t tell (if you say there is then i’ll believe it)…or are these retro cap manufacturers playing a little loose with the facts[/quote]

    The gold from 71-76 was decidedly Old Gold. Very brown/green mustard; very, um, Vanderbilt-Georgia Tech gold. Looks brown or even green in some photos. Yellow-Gold doesn’t photograph like that. The Bumblebees brought the change to yellow-gold (a la Steelers, et al).

    So of those two side-by-side ’76 caps, yes, they should be the same color, the color of the one on the left. A yellow-gold pillbox would be from ’77 and after. The Pirates wore Old Gold pillboxes for ’76.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well one big difference between the two (color notwithstanding) is the middle line (of the three lines on the cap) bisects the upper portion of the “P” in the cap on the left, while in the cap on the right, it is flush with the bottom loop of the P

    see here

    was this a difference in style between ’76 & ’77, or am i just being an anal retentive pit nicker?[/quote]

    The big problem with these hats are that Stargell stars weren’t handed out for merit until 1979. Those hats are bogus. Buyer beware.

    I have another problem with the American Needle mustard hats. AN manufacturers them with black stitching around the vent holes. Ah….never happened.

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    oh man…so, im actually off work today (was supposed to play in a tennis tourney, but that got rained out)…so im watching the MLB network, and they’re showing the 1983 ASG from comiskey

    LOTS of powderblues…like the entire starting line up for the NL, almost…

    but i noticed something i’d never seen before…steve sax, playing for the dodgers…had S SAX as his NOB…now…the dodgers did have dave sax on their team, so that explains it…

    but i just thought it weird seeing that

    anyone with access to MLBTV should check this game out (started at 1:00 pm EDT)…if only for the unis

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 12, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”334628″][quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    I hadn’t noticed that – it is pretty cool! Doesn’t look like there are any hidden letters in the Chinese version, but does anyone know what the Chinese characters on the top of the logo mean?[/quote]

    It is Beijing for the left two characters on top and the right one is for games.

    It can also been seen on the bottom left of this photo.
    http://www.emma.cn/i...
    NBA left two characters are China, then games.

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”334634″]oh man…so, im actually off work today (was supposed to play in a tennis tourney, but that got rained out)…so im watching the MLB network, and they’re showing the 1983 ASG from comiskey

    LOTS of powderblues…like the entire starting line up for the NL, almost…

    but i noticed something i’d never seen before…steve sax, playing for the dodgers…had S SAX as his NOB…now…the dodgers did have dave sax on their team, so that explains it…

    but i just thought it weird seeing that

    anyone with access to MLBTV should check this game out (started at 1:00 pm EDT)…if only for the unis[/quote]
    Did you get a glimpse of me down in the catacombs picnic area? I’m the one next to the jackass wearing an A’s pillbox cap.

    I can’t remember what I was wearing, but I’m sure it was something much more dapper, like a painter’s cap. Oh, and probably kelly green shorts with maroon and yellow-striped tube socks.

  • Squiddie | June 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”334613″]Paul,

    Saw this in my fave lunch joint and thought it might have some appeal for you: a really nice combo of sports design and, well, tasty meat products. Yes, I’m talking about The Bacon Pennant.

    Appears to be a one-off, but I could easily see similar cheering for other underdogs: BBQ, veal, lard, …[/quote]

    People forget that the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game used to receive the Slab of Bacon. It was “lost” (read: stolen by Wisconsin) during World War II and eventually replaced by Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The Slab later turned up and the Badgers have decided to hold onto even though its rightfully ours.

    SI Photo of the two trophies

  • chance michaels | June 12, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”334637″][quote comment=”334613″]Paul,

    Saw this in my fave lunch joint and thought it might have some appeal for you: a really nice combo of sports design and, well, tasty meat products. Yes, I’m talking about The Bacon Pennant.

    Appears to be a one-off, but I could easily see similar cheering for other underdogs: BBQ, veal, lard, …[/quote]

    People forget that the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game used to receive the Slab of Bacon. It was “lost” (read: stolen by Wisconsin) during World War II and eventually replaced by Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The Slab later turned up and the Badgers have decided to hold onto even though its rightfully ours.

    SI Photo of the two trophies[/quote]

    You’re a Gopher? Damn. I used to really like you.

  • chance michaels | June 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”334630″]It’s not just me – Cooperstown has had a bad rep for years. If they’ve fixed their QC problems, we can all celebrate.

    Shame they have a bad rep. because the product, when delivered correctly, is really cool. I get lots of comments and questions.[/quote]

    “When delivered correctly” is the hook. Pretty big “when,” unfortunately.

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”334636″][quote comment=”334634″]oh man…so, im actually off work today (was supposed to play in a tennis tourney, but that got rained out)…so im watching the MLB network, and they’re showing the 1983 ASG from comiskey

    LOTS of powderblues…like the entire starting line up for the NL, almost…

    but i noticed something i’d never seen before…steve sax, playing for the dodgers…had S SAX as his NOB…now…the dodgers did have dave sax on their team, so that explains it…

    but i just thought it weird seeing that

    anyone with access to MLBTV should check this game out (started at 1:00 pm EDT)…if only for the unis[/quote]
    Did you get a glimpse of me down in the catacombs picnic area? I’m the one next to the jackass wearing an A’s pillbox cap.

    I can’t remember what I was wearing, but I’m sure it was something much more dapper, like a painter’s cap. Oh, and probably kelly green shorts with maroon and yellow-striped tube socks.[/quote]

    was this you?

    man…what a game, you got to see freddy’s granny, bench & yaz’ last ASG appearances, and even the wonderful brown fathers uni

    man…i’d give my left arm to see him pitch again

  • dave r | June 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”334596″][quote comment=”334590″][quote comment=”334572″][quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    WARNING: TAKE GIRLFRIEND ADVICE FROM RY CO 40 AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    Lol – just jaggin’ ya, Ry![/quote]

    haha! true, true! but dude want to “win his girl” back (one that dumped him) with a half naked sports cartoon of her??? totally wrong path…

    don’t get me wrong though, rob’s work is the very best![/quote]

    Mr. Rob Ullman is such a talented artist, I just had to get a pin up of my future wife. In fact, it should be in the mail within the next few days, so I am REALLY excited. When I was working with Rob he was nothing but professional, responded to my e-mails within a few hours usually, and did I mention talented? For whatever reason, everybody should get some artwork done from Rob. Rob is actually coming out with a book full of sports-related ladies very soon. All of the info you could possibly want can be found on his website:

    http://rkullman.blog...

    This should take at least 30 minutes of your day away…[/quote]

    Just curious. How much does it cost for a Rob Ullman pic?

  • Ry Co 40 | June 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”334596″][quote comment=”334590″][quote comment=”334572″][quote comment=”334568″][quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    no! stop!!! either get a new girl and have rob do her… i mean… you know what i mean… or just give him the money![/quote]

    WARNING: TAKE GIRLFRIEND ADVICE FROM RY CO 40 AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    Lol – just jaggin’ ya, Ry![/quote]

    haha! true, true! but dude want to “win his girl” back (one that dumped him) with a half naked sports cartoon of her??? totally wrong path…

    don’t get me wrong though, rob’s work is the very best![/quote]

    Mr. Rob Ullman is such a talented artist, I just had to get a pin up of my future wife. In fact, it should be in the mail within the next few days, so I am REALLY excited. When I was working with Rob he was nothing but professional, responded to my e-mails within a few hours usually, and did I mention talented? For whatever reason, everybody should get some artwork done from Rob. Rob is actually coming out with a book full of sports-related ladies very soon. All of the info you could possibly want can be found on his website:

    http://rkullman.blog...

    This should take at least 30 minutes of your day away…[/quote]

    just ordered my book today…

  • Ry Co 40 | June 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”334614″][quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.[/quote]

    easy teebz… mcfarlane is not “full of shit”, it was just a misunderstanding. no biggie. selanne’s #13 is worth so much money because mcfarlane only made so many of them. he used the selanne avalanche mold.

    i’m a HUGE selanne fan! my all time favorite NON penguin…

    also, that winnipeg blue jersey. i have the full authentic uniform at home (pants, socks, jersey, blue helmet).

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”334632″]Pants Optional Day at Wrigley?[/quote]I just like the idea that even though he’s in his boxers, well damnit I am NOT going to stop smoking this pipe!

    The picture looks a little like the real-life(!) inspiration for the play “Bleacher Bums”.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”334622″]In other words, before most UWers’ “always” began. ;)[/quote]
    LOL!!!

    Hey, I hear Harvard is finally starting a football program this fall…..

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    man…now MLB is showin the 84 game from candlestick…lots of AL powderblue goodness…and helmet shenanigans

  • leon | June 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    man…i’d give my left arm to see him pitch again

    you and rick allen

  • leon | June 12, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    Pants Optional Day at Wrigley?

    hugh hefner takes in a game

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    Teebz, I want to ask a question or two of our hockey guru. If you check out today’s Wall Street, there’s a picture of three of the Wings’ European hockey players (and they’re called the Detroit Imports, get it?) and they’re all wearing a different brand of shorts (or breezers, I guess). Reebok, Easton and a third brand. They’re waiting for the anthems, so it’s definitely a game pic.

    1) I guess it’s legal; but just how common is this?

    2) Can you ID the third brand?

    TIA

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”334643″][quote comment=”334614″][quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.[/quote]

    easy teebz… mcfarlane is not “full of shit”, it was just a misunderstanding. no biggie. selanne’s #13 is worth so much money because mcfarlane only made so many of them. he used the selanne avalanche mold.

    i’m a HUGE selanne fan! my all time favorite NON penguin…

    also, that winnipeg blue jersey. i have the full authentic uniform at home (pants, socks, jersey, blue helmet).[/quote]

    I only said based upon the information provided above. And McFarlane is a huge hockey fan, so I would have expected him to know this (which he apparently did).

    McFarlane’s figures of of top-notch quality, and he does a major service for sports with his artistic talent. In no way am I ripping the guy… just what was misheard. :o)

  • Squiddie | June 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”334638″]

    You’re a Gopher? Damn. I used to really like you.[/quote]

    Why would anyone hate the Gophers? In most years, they’re an easy win. Someone you want to invite to your homecoming game. They’re like the old Wildcats with poorer academic standards and a crap stadium.

    I did consider changing allegiances when I had a namesake playing for the Badgers. (Sadly there was some ugliness about stealing his girlfriends shoes.) It’s not like the Gophers have been playing much football while I’ve been alive.

    BTW, someone was selling this ad on eBay

    Bill Veeck for Blatz

    It mentions that he owned the Brewers before his Cleveland days.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”334637″]People forget that the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin football game used to receive the Slab of Bacon. It was “lost” (read: stolen by Wisconsin)… [/quote]
    Above and beyond the border state animosity, Wisconsin and their fans seem to have a bit of a chippy reputation among the Big Ten schools.

    It’s one hell of a party town, but they don’t always treat their visitors well.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”334649″]Teebz, I want to ask a question or two of our hockey guru. If you check out today’s Wall Street, there’s a picture of three of the Wings’ European hockey players (and they’re called the Detroit Imports, get it?) and they’re all wearing a different brand of shorts (or breezers, I guess). Reebok, Easton and a third brand. They’re waiting for the anthems, so it’s definitely a game pic.

    1) I guess it’s legal; but just how common is this?

    2) Can you ID the third brand?

    TIA[/quote]

    1) Players with individual merchandise contracts are allowed to wear something outside of Reebok’s breezers. This was part of the deal on the NHLPA’s side so that endorsement contracts could be fulfilled. Only the jerseys have to be Reebok for each and every player.

    2) Warrior Hockey is the manufacturer.

    And you’re welcome. :o)

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”334651″]

    Why would anyone hate the Gophers? In most years, they’re an easy win. Someone you want to invite to your homecoming game. They’re like the old Wildcats with poorer academic standards and a crap stadium.[/quote]
    Apparently that will change this fall. The new version of Memorial Stadium is supposed to be a showpiece.

  • Mike Engle | June 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”334649″]Teebz, I want to ask a question or two of our hockey guru. If you check out today’s Wall Street, there’s a picture of three of the Wings’ European hockey players (and they’re called the Detroit Imports, get it?) and they’re all wearing a different brand of shorts (or breezers, I guess). Reebok, Easton and a third brand. They’re waiting for the anthems, so it’s definitely a game pic.

    1) I guess it’s legal; but just how common is this?

    2) Can you ID the third brand?

    TIA[/quote]
    This is the pic.
    VERY common to have individual branded breezers, as hockey players have endorsements. Wayne Gretzky had the most massive Hespeler logo on his breezers during his final NY Ranger days.
    Lidstrom’s logo is a newcomer: Warrior. They started as a lacrosse brand, but have relatively recently expanded into hockey. They actually signed Lidstrom away from Easton, so Lidstrom wearing Warrior gloves is a perpetual mindf*ck for me.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”334653″]1) Players with individual merchandise contracts are allowed to wear something outside of Reebok’s breezers. This was part of the deal on the NHLPA’s side so that endorsement contracts could be fulfilled. Only the jerseys have to be Reebok for each and every player.

    2) Warrior Hockey is the manufacturer.[/quote]
    Well, today has been very educational for me. Either I never saw it or it never registered for me that the logos were different for the shorts and jerseys. But OTOH, up until this year we hadn’t had hockey in Chicago for a while.

    Warrior needs to do a little bit better job of letting people know about their logo IMHO. It might have good exposure for insiders, but I’d never seen it before.

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”334650″][quote comment=”334643″][quote comment=”334614″][quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.[/quote]

    easy teebz… mcfarlane is not “full of shit”, it was just a misunderstanding. no biggie. selanne’s #13 is worth so much money because mcfarlane only made so many of them. he used the selanne avalanche mold.

    i’m a HUGE selanne fan! my all time favorite NON penguin…

    also, that winnipeg blue jersey. i have the full authentic uniform at home (pants, socks, jersey, blue helmet).[/quote]

    I only said based upon the information provided above. And McFarlane is a huge hockey fan, so I would have expected him to know this (which he apparently did).

    McFarlane’s figures of of top-notch quality, and he does a major service for sports with his artistic talent. In no way am I ripping the guy… just what was misheard. :o)[/quote]

    Yeah, i’ll step up and take the blame for that.

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”334640″]
    was this you?
    [/quote]
    Nope. My seat (before I went belowdecks) was not nearly that good.
    [quote]
    man…what a game, you got to see freddy’s granny, bench & yaz’ last ASG appearances, and even the wonderful brown fathers uni
    [/quote]
    Yeah, a much better experience than the miserable rain-soaked 1990 game at Wrigley.
    [quote]
    man…i’d give my left arm to see him pitch again[/quote]
    Whoa! Too soon.

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”334657″][quote comment=”334650″][quote comment=”334643″][quote comment=”334614″][quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    McFarlane is full of sh*t. Selanne broke the rookie goal-scoring record wearing #13. He switched to #8 two seasons afterwards.[/quote]

    easy teebz… mcfarlane is not “full of shit”, it was just a misunderstanding. no biggie. selanne’s #13 is worth so much money because mcfarlane only made so many of them. he used the selanne avalanche mold.

    i’m a HUGE selanne fan! my all time favorite NON penguin…

    also, that winnipeg blue jersey. i have the full authentic uniform at home (pants, socks, jersey, blue helmet).[/quote]

    I only said based upon the information provided above. And McFarlane is a huge hockey fan, so I would have expected him to know this (which he apparently did).

    McFarlane’s figures of of top-notch quality, and he does a major service for sports with his artistic talent. In no way am I ripping the guy… just what was misheard. :o)[/quote]

    Yeah, i’ll step up and take the blame for that.[/quote]

    It’s ok, Rodd. I kind of flew off the handle there at that claim. Personally, if it worth $15000, it had better be a genetic clone of Selanne. LOL

  • Teebz | June 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”334659″]
    It’s ok, Rodd. I kind of flew off the handle there at that claim. Personally, if it is worth $15000, it had better be a genetic clone of Selanne. LOL[/quote]

    Eff me and my typing-as-fast-as-I-can-so-I-can-go-for-lunch. LOL

  • Rob Ullman | June 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    Johnny, thanks for the kind words.

    and Ry, thanks for the order!

    Anyone wanting to snag a commission of their own can contact me at rob@robullman.com and I’ll answer all your questions!

    Commercial over.

  • Hott Rodd | June 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    btw after further research I think mcfarlane was confused, best as I can tell the selanne figure (1 of only 13) went for approx $8500. Maybe he confused it with the Babe Ruth figure (1 of 3) that went for $13,600.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”334587″]What drives me crazy is the Detroit Tigers. Their home hat has a dark navy button but their away cap has an orange button. At least be consistent.[/quote]
    And the color of the Olde English “D” changes in the same manner. I agree, not a good look for my money.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”334658″]
    Yeah, a much better experience than the miserable rain-soaked 1990 game at Wrigley.[/quote]
    JTH, I envy you. 1983 was just out of my price range period; and I tried to get something for the game at New Comiskey but I couldn’t find anything reasonable. I did hang around pregame though.

  • Big Al | June 12, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”334640″]man…i’d give my left arm to see him pitch again[/quote]
    That noise you hear eminating from Jersey is me wincing.

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”334658″]Whoa! Too soon.[/quote]
    Hey, you gotta hand it to him, at least he’s out there trying….

    [Moe Sizlek voice]What? Too soon again??[/Moe Sizlek voice]

  • anotherguy | June 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”334651″]Bill Veeck for Blatz[/quote]
    If you squint a little, the guy on the far left in the left-hand picture looks a little like Jerry Reinsdorf on Bulls Victory Rally Day (assuming Jerry was wearing a hat). :-)

  • Carl | June 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    Thanks Brian, I always enjoy the update from Omaha. We’re going to miss the games this year so next summer (last year at Rosenblatt, right?) will have to be a priority. I wonder what the heck is going to happen downtown in 2011, maybe we’ll park over in Iowa?

  • JimV19 | June 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    Jason Smith commissioned Rob Ullman to do this illo of his girlfriend, Jennifer. “The resemblance is incredible — Rob is a great guy to work with,” he reports.

    But she’s not wearing stirrups! That’s okay, it’s still a way-cool idea. I will be checking out that site.

  • Andrew | June 12, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    I’m calling it Rosenblatt.

  • chance michaels | June 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”334651″][quote comment=”334638″]

    You’re a Gopher? Damn. I used to really like you.[/quote]

    Why would anyone hate the Gophers? In most years, they’re an easy win. Someone you want to invite to your homecoming game. They’re like the old Wildcats with poorer academic standards and a crap stadium.

    I did consider changing allegiances when I had a namesake playing for the Badgers. (Sadly there was some ugliness about stealing his girlfriends shoes.) It’s not like the Gophers have been playing much football while I’ve been alive.

    BTW, someone was selling this ad on eBay

    Bill Veeck for Blatz

    It mentions that he owned the Brewers before his Cleveland days.[/quote]
    Hey, he lived in Milwaukee. He oughta know. ;)

  • JimV19 | June 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”334562″][quote comment=”334559″][quote comment=”334554″]Mustard pillbox Pirates.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1546|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50
    (Answering my own question)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    hey ricko…

    didn’t you once do a collage of all the possible uni combos for the bumblebee pirates? (all black, all gold, pinstripes, and ever different iteration of mix-n-match)

    im pretty sure you had them wearing both color pillboxes in that one

    –or is my mind pulling a scarlet o’hara[/quote]

    I certainly did. Bumblebees had both yellow-gold and black pillboxes. What I was checking here was for sure that they had worn pillboxes with the prevous uni set (the mustard gold ones; the first doubleknits they switched to when Three Rivers opened). And they had. Wore them in ’76 for the Bicentennial.

    Point being that the Pirates actually wore three different pillboxes: Mustard (old) gold in ’76, then beginning in ’77 black and yellow-gold.

    Also, if you see a yellow-gold crown that isn’t a pillbox, it’s a hat that never was. The non-pillbox gold hats were old gold (mustard), not yellow-gold.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think there was a tiny bit more gold in the non-pillbox hats, though. I went to games back then and I don’t remember them looking as mustard-y as the Cooperstown hat shows. I have a Pirates yearbook from ’72 (sorry, no working scanner right now) that has lots of color pics. In the sunlight they look more golden, but in the dugout they look more like mustard. For those who have MLB Network, check out the next time they show the ’71 Series and see how they look.

    Ironic – “Stadium Mustard” hats in a ballpark that only served yellow mustard. I think even at PNC Park you can’t get Stadium Mustard. I think it’s made in Cleveland, so that could be why…

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”334671″][quote comment=”334651″][quote comment=”334638″]

    You’re a Gopher? Damn. I used to really like you.[/quote]

    Why would anyone hate the Gophers? In most years, they’re an easy win. Someone you want to invite to your homecoming game. They’re like the old Wildcats with poorer academic standards and a crap stadium.

    I did consider changing allegiances when I had a namesake playing for the Badgers. (Sadly there was some ugliness about stealing his girlfriends shoes.) It’s not like the Gophers have been playing much football while I’ve been alive.

    BTW, someone was selling this ad on eBay

    Bill Veeck for Blatz

    It mentions that he owned the Brewers before his Cleveland days.[/quote]
    Hey, he lived in Milwaukee. He oughta know. ;)[/quote]
    Man, I’d give my right leg to be able to sit down and take in a ballgame with him.

  • JimV19 | June 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”334519″][quote comment=”334516″]Seeing those AL pillbox caps reminds me of that Astros pillbox cap that I found, and won, on eBay last year. Images here: http://s313.photobuc...

    Only differance is that mine did not have any tags on the inside so I have no information on who made it.[/quote]

    Having been around at the time, I can tell you that virtually all of those are fan caps, to be sure.
    Except maybe some were worn on that MLB Japanese tour we discussed a long, long time ago.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Didn’t everybody wear them in ’76, at least on July 4th? My memory’s fuzzy on that one – I think we went to a doubleheader in ’76, so I was too busy eating. Dad couldn’t sit still for too long so he was always up getting us some dogs or burgers.

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”334673″]Man, I’d give my right leg to be able to sit down and take in a ballgame with him.[/quote]

    he laughs at your humor

  • Squiddie | June 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”334673″][quote comment=”334671″][quote comment=”334651″]
    BTW, someone was selling this ad on eBay

    Bill Veeck for Blatz

    It mentions that he owned the Brewers before his Cleveland days.[/quote]
    Hey, he lived in Milwaukee. He oughta know. ;)[/quote]
    Man, I’d give my right leg to be able to sit down and take in a ballgame with him.[/quote]

    Hey! The man was outstanding in his field.

  • MPowers1634 | June 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”334676″][quote comment=”334673″]Man, I’d give my right leg to be able to sit down and take in a ballgame with him.[/quote]

    he laughs at your humor[/quote]

    You are brutal!

  • Dwayne | June 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    As far as the yellow/gold Pirates pillbox hats, besides the Stargell Stars not being passed out until 1979, they were yellow/gold with the black S in the middle. I don’t believe that there were any black Stargell Stars like that is pictured on those gold caps.

  • Kyle | June 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    I found the Yankees pillbox on some obscure site that documented an auction in 2003. It says that it was worn during the 1976 All-Star game. Is there any truth to that?

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”334680″]I found the Yankees pillbox on some obscure site that documented an auction in 2003. It says that it was worn during the 1976 All-Star game. Is there any truth to that?[/quote]

    the 1976 NL all stars wore a white pillbox cap with an “N” on it for their team photo

    but i don’t think the AL players wore any such thing…ricko would probably know, but here’s a couple pics w/AL players:

    here’s a pic of the bird & randy jones from pre-game

    more from the game

  • Kyle | June 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    Which makes the Yankees pillbox cap even more suspicious. It looks beat up and game worn enough.

  • Jeff P | June 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”334656″][quote comment=”334653″]1) Players with individual merchandise contracts are allowed to wear something outside of Reebok’s breezers. This was part of the deal on the NHLPA’s side so that endorsement contracts could be fulfilled. Only the jerseys have to be Reebok for each and every player.

    2) Warrior Hockey is the manufacturer.[/quote]
    Well, today has been very educational for me. Either I never saw it or it never registered for me that the logos were different for the shorts and jerseys. But OTOH, up until this year we hadn’t had hockey in Chicago for a while.

    Warrior needs to do a little bit better job of letting people know about their logo IMHO. It might have good exposure for insiders, but I’d never seen it before.[/quote]

    Warrior is pretty well known now in hockey circles. Not everybody likes them though, a lot of marketing behind them and less substance then others. It’s not bad stuff though, and they’ve gotten better.

    They’re a Michigan company, so you’ll see a lot of the wings wearing them.

    And they’re pants. Breezers is acceptable as well.

  • UmpLou | June 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”334640″][quote comment=”334636″][quote comment=”334634″]oh man…so, im actually off work today (was supposed to play in a tennis tourney, but that got rained out)…so im watching the MLB network, and they’re showing the 1983 ASG from comiskey

    but i just thought it weird seeing that

    I can’t remember what I was wearing, but I’m sure it was something much more dapper, like a painter’s cap. Oh, and probably kelly green shorts with maroon and yellow-striped tube socks.[/quote]

    was this you?

    man…what a game, you got to see freddy’s granny, bench & yaz’ last ASG appearances, and even the wonderful brown fathers uni

    man…i’d give my left arm to see him pitch again[/quote]

    Man…Id give my left eye to see [quote comment=\”334673\”][quote comment=\”334671\”][quote comment=\”334651\”][quote comment=\”334638\”]

    You\’re a Gopher? Damn. I used to really like you.[/quote]

    Why would anyone hate the Gophers? In most years, they\’re an easy win. Someone you want to invite to your homecoming game. They\’re like the old Wildcats with poorer academic standards and a crap stadium.

    I did consider changing allegiances when I had a namesake playing for the Badgers. (Sadly there was some ugliness about stealing his girlfriends shoes.) It\’s not like the Gophers have been playing much football while I\’ve been alive.
    [/quote]

    Id give my left eye to see this guy sing again

  • rjcoy06 | June 12, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”334505″]Paul,

    Are you sure that the GM Hockey Team pick from your link isn’t actually a picture of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League?
    That is the same uniform they used to wear, when GM was their sponsor.[/quote]

    I am quite sure that the photo is the Oshawa Generals. Oshawa even wore that same style jersey in 2005-06 as a throwback as seen in these pics.

    Front
    http://www.gameworn....

    Back
    http://www.gameworn....

  • rjcoy06 | June 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”334551″]How do you contact Rob to do a special project? I have a girl wh odumped me for a less than attractive guy, and I know for a fact that she is a Denver Broncos Fan and I was wondering… Maybe if I did this, she’d come back to me. (no joke)[/quote]

    Why would you want her back if she dumped you?

  • Podunk Texas | June 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”334629″][quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    Good catch, but my messed up mind first looked at the “b” as a “g” on either side of the Jerry West logo. Read it again and skip the first “n”.

    Maybe it was not accidental, it IS Mexico you know…[/quote]

    i thought it said banba at first, and then i realized that i was an idiot… that is pretty sweet, thought… it’s a same they couldn’t sneak it into the chinese logo

  • Eric Romain | June 12, 2009 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”334685″][quote comment=”334656″][quote comment=”334653″]1) Players with individual merchandise contracts are allowed to wear something outside of Reebok’s breezers. This was part of the deal on the NHLPA’s side so that endorsement contracts could be fulfilled. Only the jerseys have to be Reebok for each and every player.

    2) Warrior Hockey is the manufacturer.[/quote]
    Well, today has been very educational for me. Either I never saw it or it never registered for me that the logos were different for the shorts and jerseys. But OTOH, up until this year we hadn’t had hockey in Chicago for a while.

    Warrior needs to do a little bit better job of letting people know about their logo IMHO. It might have good exposure for insiders, but I’d never seen it before.[/quote]

    Warrior is pretty well known now in hockey circles. Not everybody likes them though, a lot of marketing behind them and less substance then others. It’s not bad stuff though, and they’ve gotten better.

    They’re a Michigan company, so you’ll see a lot of the wings wearing them.

    And they’re pants. Breezers is acceptable as well.[/quote]

    I didn’t know Warrior was based out of Warren Michigan. Weird that a lacrosse company would be in an area that lacrosse isn’t that popular.

  • rjcoy06 | June 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”334607″]McFarlane was saying that a ltd ed Selanne(sp?) wearing 13 is going for upwards of 15,000 because he only wore it for one preseason or something. So he said, if you happen to come across the Doan one even though it’s a larger run, you should grab it. I was thinking of hooking you up if I saw one, until he mentioned the market price on the Selanne figure.[/quote]

    One just sold on ebay recently

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

  • Leigh | June 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”334628″][quote comment=”334548″]Did anyone else see the hidden “NBA” letters in that Mexican Aztec and/or Mayan designs? I think that is kinda cool.

    http://i67.photobuck...

    I hadn’t noticed that – it is pretty cool! Doesn’t look like there are any hidden letters in the Chinese version, but does anyone know what the Chinese characters on the top of the logo mean?[/quote]

    The first 2 characters are “Beijing” and the 3rd character I believe is “match” (or game).

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm |

    With all the mentions of Bill Veeck and the Bicentennial today, how is it that nobody’s posted this photo yet?

  • Chris S. | June 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm |

    The Bills’ white throwbacks were leaked today.

  • =bg= | June 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm |

    The Yankees mgr says the Red Sox P was intentionally throwing at his players.

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

    NOOOOOO way. A Red Sox guy throwing at a Yankee on purpose? Are we sure??

  • Michael | June 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    Washington State’s new uniforms

    http://wsucougars.cs...

    I don’t get the silver stripe on the gray pants other wise they look decent.

  • TomOG | June 12, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    With all the mentions of Bill Veeck and the Bicentennial today, how is it that nobody’s posted this photo yet?

    The only thing Bill Veeck will never be remembered for is winning.

  • Michael | June 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”334696″]Washington State’s new uniforms

    http://wsucougars.cs...

    I don’t get the silver stripe on the gray pants other wise they look decent.[/quote]

    The silver stripe is consistent on all 3 pants. To me a maroon stripe would look better on the white & silver\gray pants. The sliver stripe looks OK on the white but weird on the silver\gray.

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 12, 2009 at 10:22 pm |

    In this article:
    http://www.cobizmag....

    …the author calls the 50th Anniversary of the AFL the “silver anniversary.” 25th anniversaries are silver, 50th anniversaries are gold.

    Just when I thought that was bad, he also says “Wisely, the Broncos aren’t trotting out the old striped socks to commemorate the team’s 50th birthday.” WHAT?!?! The Broncos have announced several times the vertically striped socks will be back, even SHOWING reproductions of them at press conferences. Or have the Broncos changed their minds and decided that bringing back such an embarrassing (even though I like the vertically striped socks) part of their uniform history would be a bad idea?

  • LI Phil | June 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm |

    memo to luis: TWO HANDS MOTHERFUCKER

  • DP | June 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm |

    For the record, LSU wears GOLD, not yellow. If you call it yellow, LSU fans might get drunk and fight you. And, I am curious why LSU’s two whites are overkill, but not Virginia’s?

  • JTH | June 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    *Ahem*

  • Johnny O | June 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    Wow, I can’t believe I forgot about this today…

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

    Happy Retro Friday everyone! (especially to those in Wisconsin)

  • Jordan Pope | June 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”334698″][quote comment=”334696″]Washington State’s new uniforms

    http://wsucougars.cs...

    I don’t get the silver stripe on the gray pants other wise they look decent.[/quote]

    The silver stripe is consistent on all 3 pants. To me a maroon stripe would look better on the white & silver\gray pants. The sliver stripe looks OK on the white but weird on the silver\gray.[/quote]

    I’m disappointed with the loss of the cougar script for the home helmet

  • Shaun | June 12, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    OK so i dunno if this is new or not, but my friend has informed me that Bobby Cox is a member of Stirrup Nation, there is a video on a blog she reads here http://braveslove.bl... it is the video commemerating Bobby for his 2000th win with Atlanta.

  • JTH | June 13, 2009 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”334701″]memo to luis: TWO HANDS MOTHERFUCKER[/quote]
    Milton Bradley says thank you. Thank you very much.

  • Johnny O | June 13, 2009 at 12:33 am |

    Ryan Braun came out with his own line of maple bats. All the info can be found here:

    http://brewersbeat.m...

  • =bg= | June 13, 2009 at 1:17 am |

    Congrats to the Pens and the City of Champions, who now have the current NFL and NHL champs- now maybe they can win the World S- well, never mind; when’s camp open?

  • Joe D | June 13, 2009 at 1:25 am |

    I thought that the “real” Stanley Cup has a mapel leaf on the bottom of it to distiguish itself from the display Cup at the Hall of Fame. There’s no way the NHL screwed up and awarded the display Cup instead of the real Cup tonight, right? Somebody please tell me they changed the bottom.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Shaun | June 13, 2009 at 2:50 am |

    [quote comment=”334710″]I thought that the “real” Stanley Cup has a mapel leaf on the bottom of it to distiguish itself from the display Cup at the Hall of Fame. There’s no way the NHL screwed up and awarded the display Cup instead of the real Cup tonight, right? Somebody please tell me they changed the bottom.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    The authenticated version or “Presentation Cup” was created in 1963 by Montreal silversmith Carl Petersen. It is authenticated by the seal of the Hockey Hall of Fame on the bottom of the Cup, which can be seen when winning players lift the Cup over their heads, and it is the one currently awarded to the champions of the playoffs and used for promotions.[42] This version was made in secret, and its production was only revealed three years later.[47]

  • TBW | June 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    Here’s an Omaha question. Why have the last two teams that have been the road team against LSU in the tournament (Rice and Virgina) both worn white in that game?

  • taz | June 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    The following admission and its responses were sent to various members of the N.Y. and Philadelphia sports media including the Mets organization. It was mentioned on-air on 610 WIP radio during the mid-day show on Wednesday 6/10. Could this be true?????

    I work for Hunt Construction. I was a foreman at Citi Field. There are 3 Phillies Jerseys buried in the ball park. As a lifelong Phillies fan, I felt it was my duty to jinx the Mets. I’m not telling you my real name for obvious reasons. The jerseys are:

    1. Under the Fanwalk bricks.
    2. Jackie Robinson Rotunda in the vicinity of the Ticket Office window.
    3. Near the vicinity of the ’47 Shop near right field.

    I’m letting this out now since I’m going to the game tonight for the first time. I will be showing my buddies where they’re buried and will be laughing our asses off.

    — On Wed, 6/10/09, Cheng, Pei-Sze (NBC Universal, WNBC) wrote:
    From: Cheng , Pei -Sze (NBC Universal, WNBC)
    Subject: Phillies Jerseys at Citifield
    To: hamptoncourtcafe@yahoo.com
    Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 3:51 PM

    Thanks for sending us the email about the jerseys.
    Can you please call me when you get this message? My number is 212-664-5351. And what time are you planning to dig up the jerseys?

    Pei-Sze Cheng
    WNBC-TV
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    Seventh Floor
    New York, NY 10112
    Desk: 212-664-5351
    Cell: 917-731-9118
    Email: pcheng@nbc.com

    From: “Gross, Dan” Add sender to Contacts To: “jat barday” I see this is a joke of some kind, but I’m not sure what’s going on here. You wanna clarify it for me?

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: jat barday [mailto:hamptoncourtcafe@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:20 PM
    To: Pei-Sze (NBC Universal WNBC)Cheng
    Subject: Re: Phillies Jerseys at Citifield

    Hi,
    In your email you said you were going to Citi Field today. Are you?
    Can we meet you there today?
    Mike Horowicz works with me and is helping us get this story.

    Pei-Sze Cheng
    WNBC-TV
    Desk: 212-664-5351
    Cell: 917-731-9118
    Email: pcheng@nbc.com