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Charm City Road Trip Report, Hon

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Great time in Baltimore on Wednesday night, as over a dozen readers convened at Racers. Here’s a rundown of who was on hand:

Joe Hilseberg start e-mailing me about uni-related matters way back in 2005, so it was a treat to finally meet him. He said he thought long and hard about what to wear before settling on a Ripken jersey with a ’94 sleeve patch, but his attire was nothing compared to his storytelling (highlighted by the instant-classsic “All my friends have numbers” monologue — Joe, you’ve gotta do that as a podcast or something). Plus he bought me a beer and I didn’t get around to returning the favor — next round’s on me, buddy.

• Here’s Jack Krabbe, who works in coporate sales for the Orioles, and his lovely fiancée Kerry (former O’s pitcher Mike Flanagan’s daughter, don’tcha know), who were super-friendly and were happy to talk about meat, so you know I got along great with them. Jack got lots of positive attention for his Terps tee.

• Back in 2007 I ran an interview with pocket schedule collector Claude Jacques. He lives in Virginia but made the trip with his wife, Sharon. Claude’s jersey was from TPS Turku, a Finish hockey team. Bonus points for the Johnny collar and the Abba sponsorship. Oh, and dig Claude’s CIA cap — cool.

• About halfway through the party, I was ordering a drink at the bar when this tall, demonstrative guy with a big Fu Manchu ’stache marched over, shook my hand, and launched into this incredible stream of compliments. “I’m such a big fan, I really love what you do,” the whole bit, for about three minutes. Such was my introduction to Suvo Sur — or as I think I’ll be calling him from now on, the Suvo Sur Experience — who turned out to be the most infectiously enthusiastic Uni Watch reader I’ve ever met. Seriously, the next time I’m feeling sluggish or blue, I’m just gonna think of Suvo — the guy’s got enough energy and inspiration for both of us. And as you can see, he’s also got a Schalke 04 jersey.

• Suvo brought along his buddy Zack Bronder. His Saigon Kick jersey had these really cool shimmery numerals.

Al Stone wore a gorgeous Maine hockey jersey, accessorized with a tasteful fig leaf.

On the left is Matt Walter. On the right, Kevin Brotzman, who runs the swell O’s uni number site NumerOlogy. Kevin’s Angry Bird cap (taken from this late-’60s logo) was the source of significant discussion and even a bit of controversy. Personally, I’m on record as opposing any logos featuring birds with teeth, although I might have made an exception in this case if they hadn’t botched the infinite Angry Bird regression. I’m fairly certain Kevin knew I’d feel that way and simply wore the cap to provoke me.

• Lots of people wore Orioles gear, but Adam Casalena stood out thanks to his cool armband.

• For a guy who lives in Baltimore, Dan Sliwinski sure wore a lot of Midwestern gear: a Milwaukee Admirals jersey, Detroit Lions cap, Cubs tee, and even Lions socks. He also brought along a bunch of show-and-tell material, including Barry Sanders with white pants and Joe D. with an NOB. Speaking of which, Dan also brought along his youth league football jersey, complete with NOB lettering that his Mom added (he said he was still mortified all these years later that she put the letters were below the yoke seam, but I think it’s OK).

Sean Combetti wore a game-used Baltimore Skipjacks jersey (and apparently had some sort of Canadian T-shirt on underneath it, although that’s only visible in the photo because I used a flash). I asked him who Mathieson was and he said he had no idea, but I’m pretty sure it was this guy.

• The evening’s crowning touch: Bartender Skip Phillips, who had no idea that a bunch of uni enthusiasts would be dropping by, was wearing an AC Milan jersey. He told me he had a few hundred more jerseys and home and that one of his kids is named Beckham. He’d never heard of Uni Watch, but he definitely knows what it is now.

As for other Baltimore highlights, Kirsten and I were very pleased with our motel’s neon sign, and we were particularly fond of Faidley’s, where we enjoyed the signage and displays almost as much as the oysters and crabcakes.

On Tuesday night we attended the Mets/O’s game at Camden Yards, where I was surprised to see so many Mets fans in attendance. Was also surprised when a local fan sitting next to us pointed out a ballpark detail I hadn’t been aware of: All the ads on the stadium’s outfield wall have white borders and little squiggly things in the corners.

I’m told that this design motif is the work of Peter Angelos’s wife, who thinks it adds a nice old-timey feel to the ballpark. Interestingly, if you look at old photos of Camden Yards, the borders and squiggles are nowhere to be found. Anyone know when they were introduced?

One other detail about the ballpark’s outfield wall: The distance measurements are displayed in surprisingly small type. Interesting.

Obligatory Friday mention: This is the part where I remind you that the City Reliquary will be open from noon to 6pm tomorrow and Sunday, for those of you who want to check out the Candela Structures exhibit. This is the next-to-last weekend that the show will be up for viewing.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Latest NFL team planning to put sponsorship patches on their practice jerseys: the Giants. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Good piece on the patches being worn at the FIFA Confederations Cup. … Eleven more illustrations from The Professionals have been added to this set (with continued thanks to Jim Mellett). … Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names. … Back in April I posted a note from former MLB pitcher Jeff Bajenaru, who said his NOB was misspelled during his 2004 debut with the White Sox. He’s now provided visual proof. He also provided pics of a crazy ad-infested Mexican jersey, but at least they spelled his name right on that one. Note the awesome team name! … As many of you already know, the University of Miami has scrapped its old logo and replaced it with the athletic dept. logo. “In a release to employees, they claim that ‘Our bold new look is perhaps the first time an academic and health institution uses a symbol of its celebrated athletics program,'” writes Pablo Souki. “I will not elaborate on whether this is a good or bad thing.” Note that the memo includes a link to the school’s new graphic style guide — recommended. … Matt Mitchell whipped up this design for Shoeless Joe, and the first thing that caught my eye is that Joe’s jersey had two unfastened buttons. Also, kudos to Matt for getting the apostrophe correctly oriented. … In 2008 there was a charity baseball game pitting old CFL players against Canadian law enforcement personnel. The CFL players had a big CFLPA logo on the back of their fitted caps. Additional info and pics can be found in the first nine photos of this set. Apparently more such games are planned for this year. … And speaking of the CFL: In 1989, Rocky Dipietro of the Hamilton Tiger Cats broke the all-time receptions record, which prompted an on-field ceremony that featured his family wearing FNOB jerseys. … As you probably know by now, there’s a new Lingerie Football League, featuring full-contact rules. What you might not know is that there’s also a World Bikini Football League, which plays flag football rules (arguably more titillating, since all that grabbing for the flags could “accidentally” lead to grabbing something else). … Really nice 1934 Spalding catalog available here. Look at those masks! (With thanks to Mike Hersh.) … Love the “T”-branded socks in this photo (nice find by Brandon Roberts). … And speaking of socks, give it up for the St. Alban’s baseball team in DC. … Erik Schwab reports that his friends’ band, the Swellers, has created a T-shirt design featuring a Red Wings logo with a nail and a flat. Nice job with the vertically arched NOB, right? … And speaking of T-shirts, isn’t this type of design how Obama of Dreams got in trouble? Details here (with thanks to James Huening). … The Tour de France officials have changed the look of their stages and finish lines (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … The Indians are awarding a wrestling belt to the “player of the game” each day. Details here (thanks, Vince). … Also from Vince: The Iranian soccer team has been wearing green armbands in support of the election protests. … Everyone’s been raving about Arizona State’s stirrups at the CWS. Too much sani, natch, but still, gotta like it. … The Grand Rapids Griffins are holding a design contest to create a one-off jersey (with thanks to Doug Brei). … Logo creep alert from Tom Valentino, who notes that this video clip from NBA Live 10 shows an Adidas logo on Dwight Howard’s jersey. Hmmmmm. … If you won the World Series last year, wouldn’t you plaster lots of celebratory photos of your star players on your media guide’s cover this year? I think it’s safe to say that that’s what most teams would do, but look at this year’s Phillies media guide. Just a simple overhead shot of the championship parade — very nice, very classy. Impressive. … Key passage from this 1991 article about the Twins: “In uniform, [Scott] Erickson always pulls the stirrups of his outer socks down into his spikes, leaving no visible trace of his white sanitary socks. He looks as if he’s wearing dress socks and shoes. ‘The socks are a sore subject,’ says [Kirby] Puckett. ‘He’ll kill you if you make fun of his socks’” (good spot by Austin Gillis). … The annual Congressional baseball game took place on Wednesday night, with lots of elected officials donning MLB and NCAA uniforms. Lots of additional photos here. … Check out this patch! Comes from this jersey. … And whoa, look at this patch, from this jersey! Anyone know what that patch logo is for? … OK, best patch of all, from this jersey. Anyone know more about the Mantle/Maris brand, or league, or whatever it was? … I assume this jersey was meant to be worn untucked. Here’s the road version. … Gorgeous old track jersey here. … What’s worse than a Yankees replica jersey with an NOB? See for yourself. Alan Kreit spotted that selling for full price at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods. … Excellent footwear project by Chad Todd, who writes: “Preparing for the arrival of my Orioles stirrups, I decided I needed some sneakers to go with them. But I didn’t want to pay $90 for Orioles-colored Nike trainers, so I googled ‘sneaker paint’ and found someone who simply suggested using acrylic paint. I headed out to the store and found these shoes for $30. After applying some tape around the edges, I began to paint. This doesn’t come close to any of the DIY projects mentioned on Uni Watch, but I love the results. Can’t wait to wear these with my stirrups once they arrive.” … Remember Marty Hick’s “fantasy” basketball league? “I found an interesting page in that same notebook,” he writes. “Away from the uniform drawings, I found color strips for the league I created. Reminds me of the stakes I painted for our 12-man croquet league.” … Claude Jacques (featured in today’s Baltimore party report) sent along this bizarre shot of a Swedish hockey player wearing red skates in the 1976 Canada Cup. “The player in question is Per-Olov Brasar, who ended up playing six seasons in the NHL with the North Stars and Canucks,” says Claude. “Funny thing is that the announcers didn’t say a word about the odd-colored skates even though the cameraman zoomed in on them for a good 5-10 seconds.” … Dan Sliwinski (also featured above) found a memorial patch I hadn’t been aware of. The Dodgers wore that in 1987, for coach/scout Don McMahon, who died of a heart attack in June of that season. … Interesting article about the Twins’ uniforms here (with thanks to Karl Anderson). … Livan Hernandez continues to wear blue undersleeves on the road, even though the Mets’ official road sleeve color is black. … More crossover jersey concepts from Ben Traxel. … Check out these soccer snafus: inconsistent uni number placement for the Egyptians and a total mishmash of typeface and NOB treatments for North Korea (as spotted by Morris Levin). … Coupla CWS articles about UNC’s white helmets and an Arkansas player’s sweatbands (with thanks to David McGee).

 

224 comments to Charm City Road Trip Report, Hon

  • Michael | June 19, 2009 at 8:10 am |

    http://tanga.com/pro...

    the latest in apostrophe catastrophe

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 8:17 am |

    awesome “fu” suvo, and pretty cool tat skip the bartender…

    that crabcake pic just made me the hungriest man on uni watch right now!!!

    fun post today paul, looks like you all had a great time!

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    Looked like a blast, and really make me yearn for another midwest party.

    Great uniforms, and I love the old Admirals and Skipjacks jerseys! Maine Black Bears = timeless, and the Turku jersey is phenomenal.

    For all the non-hockey clad people, loved the uniforms as well!

    Well done, UWers!

  • Trey | June 19, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    Paul, your Dwight Howard NBA Live link goes to the Grand Rapids hockey article.

  • Adam | June 19, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    The cover of the 2006 White Sox Media Guide was just a close up of the World Series Trophy. http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • LI Phil | June 19, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    nice party…balmer looked like fun…great gear on the participants…a mets win (at least in the game paul went to)…and who wouldn’t want to talk about meat with mike flanagan’s daughter? awesome!

    welcome back, paul!

  • Kenneth Lilly | June 19, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    Awesome post.

    As a Baltimore native stuck in Ohio, this one was particularly ‘charming’ to read!

    -Ken

  • bill | June 19, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    When you said Faidley’s signage, I thought for certain I would see the “Muskrat and Racoon” refrigerator (while in season Jan. 1 to March 15). It’s not vintage looking, but they’ve sold muskrat and raccoons for ages.

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

  • Mark K | June 19, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    10 years later… still NO GOAL.

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    Matt Mitchell whipped up this design for Shoeless Joe

    excellent! and might i also suggest:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Chris | June 19, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    The Miami press release to their employees is wrong. It’s not the first time a school switched over to use its athletic logo school wide. That has already happened. A recent example is the Oregon ‘O’ started just for sports and has already become the school logo.

  • Luther Mahoney | June 19, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    The red skates that were worn by Per-Olev Brasar were made by Finnish hockey equipment maker Titan who were better known in North America for its red colored hockey sticks in the 1970s and 80s. I
    think that Titan was eventually gobbled up by the
    CCM/Canstar group.

  • Paul Lukas | June 19, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”335773″]Paul, your Dwight Howard NBA Live link goes to the Grand Rapids hockey article.[/quote]

    Thanks. Now fixed.

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Looks like the Jets are on the “ad-space” too

    http://www.nydailyne...

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 19, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    I had no idea I was chatting with Mike Flanagan’s daughter! I would have had so many more questions!!

    Either way…had a blast and really enjoyed the Skipjacks jersey!

  • chris | June 19, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    The HHoF Stanley Cup was brought in last night at the NHL awards show on VS. No pictures yet, but you could clearly see the logo on the bottom.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    New York teams playing in Bmore/DC.. Having gone to several Yankee and Mets games at the “Yard” and Nationals park — it is not unusual to see a large contingint of New York Fans. (and the Yellow Jackets of security)

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    Between the skates and the socks, are we sure that wasn’t Ronald McDonald?

    —Ricko

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    The Bridgeport SoundTigers are having an eBay sale… making way for their next future star leaving the Island? (sorry Phil)

    http://www.soundtige...

  • ASM | June 19, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    http://i119.photobuc...

    Where can I find an orioles jersey like this one?
    Also id like to pick up a Twins jersey just like that.

    I cant believe I want to purchase gear for teams that arent my own LOL. Sorry thats my rule.

    But I love the V-necks! I’m wearing my Joe Carter Wichita State Throwback now.

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    Yep. Nothing adds an old-timey feel to a ballpark like a Verizon Wireless advert.

    Brava, Mrs. Angelos.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”335779″]10 years later… still NO GOAL.[/quote]
    had Modano scored they would have waived it off

  • chance michaels | June 19, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”335774″]The cover of the 2006 White Sox Media Guide was just a close up of the World Series Trophy. http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    The 2007 Cardinals, on the other hand….

    Not to mention the Red Sox and the Red Sox.

  • welks | June 19, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    The Shoeless Joe work up would make an awesome logo for a shirt. T shirt would be nice or even a logo on the chest of a golf shirt.

    Excellent job by Matt Mitchell

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    Oh, and I’m sure my old Little League sponsor appreciates the shout-out.

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”335787″]New York teams playing in Bmore/DC.. Having gone to several Yankee and Mets games at the “Yard” and Nationals park — it is not unusual to see a large contingint of New York Fans. (and the Yellow Jackets of security)[/quote]

    This is true and applies for Red Sox fans as well (since 2004 mostly). In fact, away fans have had a pretty welcome spot in Camden for the last 12 years. Hopefully, the O’s will be competitive in coming years with the latest youth movement, and more O’s fans will buy up those tickets.

    As far as the other main attraction, the only game that seems to pull out-of-towners in droves is the annual Steelers game, and I believe they’re generally outnumbered by Ravens fans.

    Down 95, though, Capitals games are riddled with Rangers fans when they’re in town. I got to see a fistfight near the metro entrance this year after game 1 of the playoffs. Most Rangers fans were pretty cool, but fans on both sides got testy (liquid courage, ya kno).

  • Steve Naismith | June 19, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    I do not know the exact year in which the squiggly corners were introduced at Camden Yards, but I believe they have been in place since at least 2002. I say this because I used to do stadium modifications for computer games – replacing the fake ads that come standard in the game with real-life ads – starting with High Heat 2002 and continuing through MVP 2005. I always made a point to put the unique corners in Camden Yards ads. In fact, I think the squiggly design has changed over time. I believe it used to be more of a geometric pattern and less of a squiggle, though that could be fuzzy memory.

  • chris | June 19, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    Hockey Hall of Fame Stanley cup on youtube at 8:40
    http://www.youtube.c...

    http://farm4.static....

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    Excellent work on those Puma, Chad.
    http://i119.photobuc...

    I’ve been doing that sort of thing since the ’70s (coloring trim or coloring entire shoes; usually cleats), so even though I’ve talked about this a bit before, might as well again pass along a few things I’ve learned.

    Acrylic pant works great for projects such as Chad’s, because it used it only in areas that don’t have to be flexible. Acrylic dries as hard as a carp, plus it will crack and chip (I know, I ruined at least one pair of cleats by tuning them into something about as useful as wooden shoes).

    Along the way I found fabric paint (in jars so can us a brush) in a more-than-adequate range of colors at an art supply story. Doesn’t offer a finish as shiny as acrylic, but it’s far more bend-able.

    The best is spray-can shoe coloring (most likely found at small shoe repair shops). A pain because a lot more masking is required, but the results are far superiors. Be patient. Don’t spray too much on the first coat. Who wants shoes with big paint globs on them. It dries quickly, though.

    (My DIY contribution for the day).

    —Ricko

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    a posible alternative to “squiggly line” label:

    http://classicdetail...

  • Jed | June 19, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    I see all of these wonderful DIY projects that people come up with, and I see their designs on proper jersey templates, and I’m just wondering where they get these templates. I would like to design our own jerseys for the upcoming soccer and softball seasons, but I am not a designer by trade, and I haven’t had much luck designing jerseys in powerpoint. Does anyone have any suggestions, or could someone point me in the right direction for designing our own jerseys? Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  • Broadway Connie | June 19, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    Love that Mets hockey sweater.

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”335800″]a posible alternative to “squiggly line” label:

    http://classicdetail...

    We’d call it “filigree”.
    http://www.merriam-w...

    Technically not quite correct, but communicates the general idea.

    —Ricko

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=\”335803\”][quote comment=\”335800\”]a posible alternative to \”squiggly line\” label:

    http://classicdetail...

    We\’d call it \”filigree\”.
    http://www.merriam-w...

    Technically not quite correct, but communicates the general idea.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    probably what ms. angelos called it too.

  • JSS | June 19, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    You can recreate uniforms and stadium options you would like for EA Sports. It is pretty sweet.

    http://teambuilder.e...

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”335789″]The Bridgeport SoundTigers are having an eBay sale… making way for their next future star leaving the Island? (sorry Phil)

    http://www.soundtige...

    How hard up for cash are the Sound Tigers? $175 to start for each jersey, even the guys who have just as much talent as me… meaning they’ll never make the Islanders? And, if they do, they’ll actually make the Isles worse?

    Wow.

  • Ian K | June 19, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    Is that a David Wright jersey with a rhinestone-studded NOB and number worn by the redheaded woman on the right? For shame…
    http://farm4.static....

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”335786″]The HHoF Stanley Cup was brought in last night at the NHL awards show on VS. No pictures yet, but you could clearly see the logo on the bottom.[/quote]

    It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)

  • Chad | June 19, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=\”335790\”]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o148/samuraisevens/CIMG0428.jpg

    Where can I find an orioles jersey like this one?
    Also id like to pick up a Twins jersey just like that.

    I cant believe I want to purchase gear for teams that arent my own LOL. Sorry thats my rule.

    But I love the V-necks! I\’m wearing my Joe Carter Wichita State Throwback now.[/quote]

    it\’s a majestic cooperstown collection. pretty sure i got it at camden yards

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    From that Twins jersey choice article:

    The home whites have what apparel manufacturer Majestic describes as a “cool base,” designed for warm weather. The blue tops and throwback tops are double-knit. Position players prefer the standard home whites.

    Why in God’s name would a team that plays its home games IN A DOME need their home jerseys made from the Cool Base material?

  • M.Princip | June 19, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Just a heads up. Dan and I finished another Damac tribute poster. Los Angeles Rams

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”335806″][quote comment=”335789″]The Bridgeport SoundTigers are having an eBay sale… making way for their next future star leaving the Island? (sorry Phil)

    http://www.soundtige...

    How hard up for cash are the Sound Tigers? $175 to start for each jersey, even the guys who have just as much talent as me… meaning they’ll never make the Islanders? And, if they do, they’ll actually make the Isles worse?

    Wow.[/quote]

    …or could it be a way for the KC Islanders to recoup some of the moving costs?? (As much as I dislike the Islanders, I would rather see them stay in NY wether it’s LI or Queens…)

    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”335808″][quote comment=”335786″]The HHoF Stanley Cup was brought in last night at the NHL awards show on VS. No pictures yet, but you could clearly see the logo on the bottom.[/quote]

    It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)[/quote]

    guys… it’s just a new base. no biggie!

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”335813″][quote comment=”335808″][quote comment=”335786″]The HHoF Stanley Cup was brought in last night at the NHL awards show on VS. No pictures yet, but you could clearly see the logo on the bottom.[/quote]

    It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)[/quote]

    guys… it’s just a new base. no biggie!

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’m aware, Ry. I was just poking fun at why “that Cup” might be in question. LOL

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    I Hart Ovechkin

  • Paul Lukas | June 19, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”335807″]Is that a David Wright jersey with a rhinestone-studded NOB and number worn by the redheaded woman on the right? For shame…
    http://farm4.static....

    It wasn’t literally rhinestone-studded, but that was the intended visual effect. Looked truly awful. tried to get a better photo but she wouldn’t lean forward….

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”335814″][quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.[/quote]
    It was kind of a nice “FU” from Malkin to Ovechkin, no?

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”335818″][quote comment=”335814″][quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.[/quote]
    It was kind of a nice “FU” from Malkin to Ovechkin, no?[/quote]

    Someone should remind Ovechkin that anyone can win the Hart, but it takes a team to win the Cup!

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”335806″][quote comment=”335789″]The Bridgeport SoundTigers are having an eBay sale… making way for their next future star leaving the Island? (sorry Phil)

    http://www.soundtige...

    How hard up for cash are the Sound Tigers? $175 to start for each jersey, even the guys who have just as much talent as me… meaning they’ll never make the Islanders? And, if they do, they’ll actually make the Isles worse?

    Wow.[/quote]

    “Sound Tiger”? That like a Pocket Gopher?

    I know, I know, one of those newfangled made up names like SaltDogs and RailCats.

    Hey, there’s a solution to the whole “Braves” fiasco! The Atlanta Bravehearts. Cool. Players could paint half their face blue. Or maybe just have the hat be royal on one side and white on the other. Face north, hat blue. Face south, hat white.

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”335818″][quote comment=”335814″][quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.[/quote]
    It was kind of a nice “FU” from Malkin to Ovechkin, no?[/quote]

    They still aren’t friends despite their “make-up” at the NHL ASG. Kovalchuk forced that on the two players for the good of the 2010 Olympic team since all three players will star, most likely, on the same line in Vancouver.

    Needless to say, Malkin won the more important trophy this season, but you can see the tension between the two players still. The problem with Malkin – and I think it’s less of a problem and more of a bonus, personally – is that his grasp of the English language is nowhere near Ovechkin’s is, and he just isn’t as flashy. Let Ovechkin win all the individual awards he wants.

    The Stanley Cup is the be-all and end-all in hockey.

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    Someone should remind Ovechkin that anyone can win the Hart, but it takes a team to win the Cup!

    perhaps that someone would be better served to remind ovchkin’s teammates.

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”335817″][quote comment=”335807″]Is that a David Wright jersey with a rhinestone-studded NOB and number worn by the redheaded woman on the right? For shame…
    http://farm4.static....

    It wasn’t literally rhinestone-studded, but that was the intended visual effect. Looked truly awful. tried to get a better photo but she wouldn’t lean forward….[/quote]

    They rarely do.

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    Ok, true, Ovie didn’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”335815″][quote comment=”335813″][quote comment=”335808″][quote comment=”335786″]The HHoF Stanley Cup was brought in last night at the NHL awards show on VS. No pictures yet, but you could clearly see the logo on the bottom.[/quote]

    It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)[/quote]

    guys… it’s just a new base. no biggie!

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I’m aware, Ry. I was just poking fun at why “that Cup” might be in question. LOL[/quote]

    i know you do, but for the people that post “the logo on the cup” is different every day in the posts… thats for them. lol.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”335825″]Ok, true, Ovie didn’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.[/quote]

    No one is diminishing his role on the Capitals. He is the most important player on his team, thus his winning the Hart and Pearson trophies. If I was a member of the PWHA, I’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.

    All I said was that Malkin’s snub was a result of a forced reconciliation and the Penguins winning the bigger prize.

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    Looked truly awful. tried to get a better photo but she wouldn’t lean forward….

    perhaps if you had stood in front of her…..

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”335819″][quote comment=”335818″][quote comment=”335814″][quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.[/quote]
    It was kind of a nice “FU” from Malkin to Ovechkin, no?[/quote]

    Someone should remind Ovechkin that anyone can win the Hart, but it takes a team to win the Cup![/quote]

    …anyone can win the hart?

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    http://farm3.static....

    since I am in that crowd (parade day, 100 seasons in the making… best day ever!), can I tell my kin some day that I was on the cover of the Fightin’s media guide :P

    btw, the Phils give all season ticket holders a free media guide. Nice touch, they so “get it”. I’m waiting for the Eagles to install pay toilets at the Stinc.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”335827″]If I was a member of the PHWA, I’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.[/quote]

    And I’d make sure I check my acronyms when writing if I were a member of the Pro Hockey Writers’ Association. LOL

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”335829″]
    …anyone can win the hart?[/quote]

    Yes, Ry. Even me or you. All it takes is…

    Wait, scrap that. Only pro hockey players can win. ;o) LOL

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”335833″]Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me[/quote]

    Yes, it was me.
    Thanks for the good look at the logo.

    —Ricko

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 19, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”335804″][quote comment=\”335803\”][quote comment=\”335800\”]a posible alternative to \”squiggly line\” label:

    http://classicdetail...

    We\’d call it \”filigree\”.
    http://www.merriam-w...

    Technically not quite correct, but communicates the general idea.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    probably what ms. angelos called it too.[/quote]

    From here on out that design element will be referred to as “Camden Corners”

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”335832″][quote comment=”335829″]
    …anyone can win the hart?[/quote]

    Yes, Ry. Even me or you. All it takes is…

    Wait, scrap that. Only pro hockey players can win. ;o) LOL[/quote]

    haha! if that were the case teebz, you’d have my vote!!!

  • [s u v o] | June 19, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    i’ll never wash my schalke ’04 jersey again. kudos again, paul – through and through!!

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”335830″]btw, the Phils give all season ticket holders a free media guide. Nice touch, they so “get it”. I’m waiting for the Eagles to install pay toilets at the Stinc.[/quote]
    Are you implying that the Eagles do not give their season ticket holders a media guide? I assumed that this was something all teams did. Hell, I’m only on the waiting list for Bears season tix and I get a media guide, yearbook, calendar and some other random crap from them every year.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    really great job on the shoes chad!!!

  • Quint | June 19, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”335819″][quote comment=”335818″][quote comment=”335814″][quote comment=”335812″]
    …”It might have something to do with the Penguins having the other one. ;o)”

    So all visiting the HOF today would see just an empty spot…sad…guess i’m not taking a trip to Toronto this weekend…[/quote]

    There are two versions of the Stanley Cup, but I have no GPS on the one the Penguins had in Mario’s pool over the weekend. :o)

    I’m guessing that the Penguins, in particular Crosby, Malkin, or Lemieux, brought the Stanley Cup in their possession to the awards gala by order of the NHL.[/quote]
    It was kind of a nice “FU” from Malkin to Ovechkin, no?[/quote]

    Someone should remind Ovechkin that anyone can win the Hart, but it takes a team to win the Cup![/quote]
    Actually, I’d say anyone can win the Stanley Cup. Only 51 players have ever won the Hart Trophy, it’s a much more exclusive club. Not to say it’s a more important trophy, because of course the Cup is what everyone plays for. But any 4th line/bench player can win the Stanley Cup if they happen to be on the roster of the winning team. Only the best win the Hart Trophy.

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”335827″][quote comment=”335825″]Ok, true, Ovie didn’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.[/quote]

    No one is diminishing his role on the Capitals. He is the most important player on his team, thus his winning the Hart and Pearson trophies. If I was a member of the PWHA, I’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.

    All I said was that Malkin’s snub was a result of a forced reconciliation and the Penguins winning the bigger prize.[/quote]

    Even as a Caps fan, I thought Malkin would win the Hart this year. I agree he was snubbed.

    But I’m mostly annoyed at the sentiment that somehow OV’s not a team guy or wanting to win. He’s not busting his keyster for Hart trophies. He wants the team to win. He is a team guy. His game might suggest otherwise, taking 500 shots and making flashy dekes, but that is what Boudreau wants from this guy, and when he lights the lamp, the Caps generally win. So the implication that he’s playing for hardware and not a cup annoys me.

  • mtjaws | June 19, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”335834″][quote comment=”335833″]Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me[/quote]

    Yes, it was me.
    Thanks for the good look at the logo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    This one popped in my mind first, but isn’t as good as that other one.

    http://farm4.static....

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”335842″][quote comment=”335827″][quote comment=”335825″]Ok, true, Ovie didn’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.[/quote]

    No one is diminishing his role on the Capitals. He is the most important player on his team, thus his winning the Hart and Pearson trophies. If I was a member of the PWHA, I’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.

    All I said was that Malkin’s snub was a result of a forced reconciliation and the Penguins winning the bigger prize.[/quote]

    Even as a Caps fan, I thought Malkin would win the Hart this year. I agree he was snubbed.

    But I’m mostly annoyed at the sentiment that somehow OV’s not a team guy or wanting to win. He’s not busting his keyster for Hart trophies. He wants the team to win. He is a team guy. His game might suggest otherwise, taking 500 shots and making flashy dekes, but that is what Boudreau wants from this guy, and when he lights the lamp, the Caps generally win. So the implication that he’s playing for hardware and not a cup annoys me.[/quote]

    Sorry, I’m a bit touchy this morning.

  • hockeypunk | June 19, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    That chick in the Obama Cubs shirt is C-U-T-E!

  • M.Princip | June 19, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”335833″]Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me[/quote]

    I totally dig that Q logo. Yet, it would probably look better without the white border. Just looks a bit busy with the black/navy blue and white doubled up border/stroke around the Q.

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”335838″][quote comment=”335830″]btw, the Phils give all season ticket holders a free media guide. Nice touch, they so “get it”. I’m waiting for the Eagles to install pay toilets at the Stinc.[/quote]
    Are you implying that the Eagles do not give their season ticket holders a media guide? I assumed that this was something all teams did. Hell, I’m only on the waiting list for Bears season tix and I get a media guide, yearbook, calendar and some other random crap from them every year.[/quote]

    I have been a season ticket holder since 1993, (I met my wife at the vet) the only thing I get is “Eagles Digest” in the mail. pre-internet/sports radio, it was a fun read, but now gets bundled in the recycling bin the second it arrives.

    of course they also provide us a semi-yearly choke/epic met-down in the nfc title game, so we do get that.

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    From here on out that design element will be referred to as “Camden Corners”

    pretty good:
    alliterative,
    reminiscent of baseball lingo; “hot corner”, “caught the corner”, “kiner’s korner”,etc.
    perhaps the AIA will adapt it.

    t-shirt “i’m calling them camden corners” to follow?

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”335842″][quote comment=”335827″][quote comment=”335825″]Ok, true, Ovie didn’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.[/quote]

    No one is diminishing his role on the Capitals. He is the most important player on his team, thus his winning the Hart and Pearson trophies. If I was a member of the PWHA, I’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.

    All I said was that Malkin’s snub was a result of a forced reconciliation and the Penguins winning the bigger prize.[/quote]

    Even as a Caps fan, I thought Malkin would win the Hart this year. I agree he was snubbed.

    But I’m mostly annoyed at the sentiment that somehow OV’s not a team guy or wanting to win. He’s not busting his keyster for Hart trophies. He wants the team to win. He is a team guy. His game might suggest otherwise, taking 500 shots and making flashy dekes, but that is what Boudreau wants from this guy, and when he lights the lamp, the Caps generally win. So the implication that he’s playing for hardware and not a cup annoys me.[/quote]

    He did state after receiving the Hart Trophy that the Capitals will win next year. ;o)

    Again, no one is debating is his team-first mentality. The guy makes grinders look all-world when they play on his line, and he truly loves to win. That’s what makes him so good in the spirit of competition.

    Take his response to a reporter’s question in the NYR-Caps series when asked about being down 3-1: “Do you think the season is over?”

    The guy is a true competitor, and you’ll never hear it from me that he’s a me-first guy.

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    i obviously meant epic melt (not met) down, but (forgive me paul) the freudian slip applies :P

  • Big Al | June 19, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”335793″][quote comment=”335774″]The cover of the 2006 White Sox Media Guide was just a close up of the World Series Trophy. http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    The 2007 Cardinals, on the other hand….

    Not to mention the Red Sox and the Red Sox.[/quote]
    The 2005 Sox guide — having won in 2004 (God it pains me to type that) — would be the relevant one for the purposes of this conversation.

  • Mike Engle | June 19, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”335848″]From here on out that design element will be referred to as “Camden Corners”

    pretty good:
    alliterative,
    reminiscent of baseball lingo; “hot corner”, “caught the corner”, “kiner’s korner”,etc.
    perhaps the AIA will adapt it.

    t-shirt “i’m calling them camden corners” to follow?[/quote]
    I’m waiting on the “I Still Call It the Skydome” tee. Preferably royal blue on a powder blue body, and something resembling the “electric stove” font would be awesome too.

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”335852″][quote comment=”335848″]From here on out that design element will be referred to as “Camden Corners”

    pretty good:
    alliterative,
    reminiscent of baseball lingo; “hot corner”, “caught the corner”, “kiner’s korner”,etc.
    perhaps the AIA will adapt it.

    t-shirt “i’m calling them camden corners” to follow?[/quote]
    I’m waiting on the “I Still Call It the Skydome” tee. Preferably royal blue on a powder blue body, and something resembling the “electric stove” font would be awesome too.[/quote]

    I attended 2 of the 3 games that your jays swept the phils (well-done)

    what is up with those unis?? they are oregon ducks bad… ehh?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”335851″]The 2005 Sox guide — having won in 2004 (God it pains me to type that) — would be the relevant one for the purposes of this conversation.[/quote]
    No, the Sox won it in 2005. I’ll never forget it; not one clinching game at Comiskey, but I was there for two postgame celebrations. Man, the memories of a lifetime….

    Oh, you mean the RED Sox. I see. Okay.

    Nevermind.

    :-)

  • Scott Little | June 19, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    In the first pic of the congressional baseball game-your headlining host-Merck & Co.

    Is there a new baseball pill coming down the pipes, making a baseball game watched by nobody a good promotional vehicle? Or am I just naive?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”335852″]I’m waiting on the “I Still Call It the Skydome” tee.[/quote]While I’m not Canadian; wouldn’t it technically be “I still call it Skydome” instead of the Skydome, eh?

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”335796″][quote comment=”335787″]New York teams playing in Bmore/DC.. Having gone to several Yankee and Mets games at the “Yard” and Nationals park — it is not unusual to see a large contingint of New York Fans. (and the Yellow Jackets of security)[/quote]

    This is true and applies for Red Sox fans as well (since 2004 mostly). In fact, away fans have had a pretty welcome spot in Camden for the last 12 years. Hopefully, the O’s will be competitive in coming years with the latest youth movement, and more O’s fans will buy up those tickets.

    As far as the other main attraction, the only game that seems to pull out-of-towners in droves is the annual Steelers game, and I believe they’re generally outnumbered by Ravens fans.

    Down 95, though, Capitals games are riddled with Rangers fans when they’re in town. I got to see a fistfight near the metro entrance this year after game 1 of the playoffs. Most Rangers fans were pretty cool, but fans on both sides got testy (liquid courage, ya kno).[/quote]

    “Welcome” must mean there’s tickets available. I went to an O’s – A’s game a few years back when they had just signed Tejada. Miggy had been my favorite player in Oakland so I wore my Tejeada A’s T to the game. I try to be a good away fan when in another ballpark. I clapped for Tejada as well as for the visiting A’s. For the next 3 innings the five guys across the aisle heckled and spat water towards me. After two more innings I kind of lost it went across the aisle and got little crazy. They went to get the usher but they never came back.

    A little lady a nice older lady came over and apologized assuring me “That’s not what we’re about here.” That was nice. Erubiel Durazo hitting HRs for all five Oakland runs in a 5-4 win was even better.

    Still, they’re WAY better than Raider fans.

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”335856″][quote comment=”335852″]I’m waiting on the “I Still Call It the Skydome” tee.[/quote]While I’m not Canadian; wouldn’t it technically be “I still call it Skydome” instead of the Skydome, eh?[/quote]

    forgive my ignorance…

    Canadien vs Canadian

    is that as simple as Fr/En or is their another difference?

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    OMG

    THERE (not their)

    forgive my blonde moment!

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”335820″]I know, I know, one of those newfangled made up names like SaltDogs and RailCats.[/quote]
    My personal pet peeve: the use of “z” instead of “s” for minor league teams, as in catz. Just dumb.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 19, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”335811″]Just a heads up. Dan and I finished another Damac tribute poster. Los Angeles Rams[/quote]

    Is that Henry Ellard and Willie “Flipper” Anderson? Oh, I freakin’ loved those guys.

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”335799″]Excellent work on those Puma, Chad.
    http://i119.photobuc...

    I’ve been doing that sort of thing since the ’70s (coloring trim or coloring entire shoes; usually cleats), so even though I’ve talked about this a bit before, might as well again pass along a few things I’ve learned.

    Acrylic pant works great for projects such as Chad’s, because it used it only in areas that don’t have to be flexible. Acrylic dries as hard as a carp, plus it will crack and chip (I know, I ruined at least one pair of cleats by tuning them into something about as useful as wooden shoes).

    Along the way I found fabric paint (in jars so can us a brush) in a more-than-adequate range of colors at an art supply story. Doesn’t offer a finish as shiny as acrylic, but it’s far more bend-able.

    The best is spray-can shoe coloring (most likely found at small shoe repair shops). A pain because a lot more masking is required, but the results are far superiors. Be patient. Don’t spray too much on the first coat. Who wants shoes with big paint globs on them. It dries quickly, though.

    (My DIY contribution for the day).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Dig the shoes Chad, very nice look. Thanks for the hints Ricko.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”335858″]
    Canadien vs Canadian

    is that as simple as Fr/En or is their another difference?[/quote]I’ll let a native Canadia, er, Canadie, uh….

    I’ll let someone who was born in Canada answer.

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”335846″][quote comment=”335833″]Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me[/quote]

    I totally dig that Q logo. Yet, it would probably look better without the white border. Just looks a bit busy with the black/navy blue and white doubled up border/stroke around the Q.[/quote]
    The double outline is indeed unnecessary and while I do like the fleur de lis, I think the baseball stitches are an unneeded touch.

    That being said, I’ll probably end up buying one of those caps for my son. The logo works for him on multiple levels.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”335858″][quote comment=”335856″][quote comment=”335852″]I’m waiting on the “I Still Call It the Skydome” tee.[/quote]While I’m not Canadian; wouldn’t it technically be “I still call it Skydome” instead of the Skydome, eh?[/quote]

    forgive my ignorance…

    Canadien vs Canadian

    is that as simple as Fr/En or is their another difference?[/quote]

    Nope. English is Canadian. French is Canadien.

    Similar to how neighbour in a British Commonwealth country is the same as neighbor in the USA.

    Or how Pittsburg is the same city as Pittsburgh.

    Or… I’ll shut up now. LOL

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”335862″][quote comment=”335799″]Excellent work on those Puma, Chad.
    http://i119.photobuc...

    I’ve been doing that sort of thing since the ’70s (coloring trim or coloring entire shoes; usually cleats), so even though I’ve talked about this a bit before, might as well again pass along a few things I’ve learned.

    Acrylic pant works great for projects such as Chad’s, because it used it only in areas that don’t have to be flexible. Acrylic dries as hard as a carp, plus it will crack and chip (I know, I ruined at least one pair of cleats by tuning them into something about as useful as wooden shoes).

    Along the way I found fabric paint (in jars so can us a brush) in a more-than-adequate range of colors at an art supply story. Doesn’t offer a finish as shiny as acrylic, but it’s far more bend-able.

    The best is spray-can shoe coloring (most likely found at small shoe repair shops). A pain because a lot more masking is required, but the results are far superiors. Be patient. Don’t spray too much on the first coat. Who wants shoes with big paint globs on them. It dries quickly, though.

    (My DIY contribution for the day).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Dig the shoes Chad, very nice look. Thanks for the hints Ricko.[/quote]

    For those attempting to change the color of an entire shoe, there’s one more thing.

    Before you spray them, put a bit of acetone (really cheap at any hardware store) on ultra fine steel wool and rub the surface. That will remove any factory sealers and leave almost microscopic scratches. The color will “take” much more readily. Shoe shop owner told me about that. Really helps the end result.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    Do that before you mask them, of course.

    —Ricko

  • Jon in SLC | June 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    Paul – good to have you back.
    Phil – thank you.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”335869″][quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.[/quote]

    …and spray on the colour?

  • Johnny O | June 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    Not only has Phil Mickelson started wearing a pink ribbon image on the left side of his hat to show his awareness of breast cancer (his wife was recently diagnosed)…

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

    …but for the first time in his professional career, Lefty is wearing soft spikes. He is doing this because they are pink. I have not seen any images of them, but I strongly assume they are these:

    http://img.thefind.c...

    or these:
    http://www.champspor...

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”335857″]
    “Welcome” must mean there’s tickets available. I went to an O’s – A’s game a few years back when they had just signed Tejada. Miggy had been my favorite player in Oakland so I wore my Tejeada A’s T to the game. I try to be a good away fan when in another ballpark. I clapped for Tejada as well as for the visiting A’s. For the next 3 innings the five guys across the aisle heckled and spat water towards me. After two more innings I kind of lost it went across the aisle and got little crazy. They went to get the usher but they never came back.

    A little lady a nice older lady came over and apologized assuring me “That’s not what we’re about here.” That was nice. Erubiel Durazo hitting HRs for all five Oakland runs in a 5-4 win was even better.

    Still, they’re WAY better than Raider fans.[/quote]

    Berto,

    Again, this is probably due to liquid courage or just plain ignorance on those fans’ part. I mean, rooting for the away team should get you some mostly playful ribbing from home fans in this case (not a rivalry or anything), but harassment or anything that ruins your experience… that shouldn’t have happened. If I was sitting near those guys, I’d have been embarrassed to be associated with them.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”335869″][quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.[/quote]

    Whoa now. We use cheques, but we still have masks. Don’t paint us all with the same fleur-de-lis brush. LOL

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”335873″][quote comment=”335869″][quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.[/quote]

    Whoa now. We use cheques, but we still have masks. Don’t paint us all with the same fleur-de-lis brush. LOL[/quote]

    Gotta understand, Teebz, Americans are new to this whole dual language thing.

    Most of us are still working on “Hola!”

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | June 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    Since we’re on the topic of shoes, and BTW nice job Chad, I recently got an email from a former equiment manager assistant for the Seahawks and he wrote;
    “Shoe promotions became very big in those days. I remember that Kenny Easley had signed a contract with a local area shoe producer known as Blazer. The problem was that Easley liked Nike shoes. He would have his shoes taped up and covering the logo. Then he would have us draw on the current logo from the company he had signed a contract. Take a good look at some of the shoes from those days. You will see a lot of Sharpies had been used. Some of the things were legitimate but most were simply covering their asses so they could be paid for using a specific shoe.”

    Talk about DIY to the bank.

  • u2-horn | June 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”335874″][quote comment=”335873″][quote comment=”335869″][quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.[/quote]

    Whoa now. We use cheques, but we still have masks. Don’t paint us all with the same fleur-de-lis brush. LOL[/quote]

    Gotta understand, Teebz, Americans are new to this whole dual language thing.

    Most of us are still working on “Hola!”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You guys had French in your country shortly after we did!

    I believe them “N’Orlins” people in Louisiana have a long history with Francophones. ;o)

    Honestly, I have no issue with the French, Quebecers, Francophones, or anyone else qui parle en francais. Je peux parler en francais, so it’s no biggie here.

  • Michael Emody | June 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    A CWS article about Arkansas sweat bands? How about a piece noticing the color of the Razorback’s hats don’t match their “Superfly” jerseys. The caps are more of an orange/brick color compared to the jersey’s red. Replacing the faded caps for the CWS would look better. Although the old caps mojo seems to be holding out…

  • M.Princip | June 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    Got to admit though, Century Division sounds badass.

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”335875″]Since we’re on the topic of shoes, and BTW nice job Chad, I recently got an email from a former equiment manager assistant for the Seahawks and he wrote;
    “Shoe promotions became very big in those days. I remember that Kenny Easley had signed a contract with a local area shoe producer known as Blazer. The problem was that Easley liked Nike shoes. He would have his shoes taped up and covering the logo. Then he would have us draw on the current logo from the company he had signed a contract. Take a good look at some of the shoes from those days. You will see a lot of Sharpies had been used.

    Some of the things were legitimate but most were simply covering their asses so they could be paid for using a specific shoe.”

    Talk about DIY to the bank.[/quote]

    I recall a story about the 49ers’ equipment manager during the Montana-to-Clark era (the height of the white tape on white shoes period in football). He had made an entire set of logo stencils so that with a little red spray paint he could “re-logo” taped shoes for individual players based on their shoe deals. He was quite proud of his handiwork, at how accurately it recreated the logos. If you look at Niner photos from those days you can easily see the results on virtually any SF player with spatted up cleats.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    1. That Baltimore party looked like alot of fun.

    2. I LOVE Hilseberg’s jersey as well as Casalenas’.

    3. Nice work on the Pumas. The paint of choise for sneaker customizers is called Liquitex. It is an acrylic that you can buy in an assortment of colors.

    4. St. Albans of DC…
    http://farm3.static....

    Were they playing the Natinals?Because I’m sure even THEY outdraw the team from Wahington.

  • ASM | June 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=\”335809\”][quote comment=\\\”335790\\\”]http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o148/samuraisevens/CIMG0428.jpg

    Where can I find an orioles jersey like this one?
    Also id like to pick up a Twins jersey just like that.

    I cant believe I want to purchase gear for teams that arent my own LOL. Sorry thats my rule.

    But I love the V-necks! I\\\’m wearing my Joe Carter Wichita State Throwback now.[/quote]

    it\\\’s a majestic cooperstown collection. pretty sure i got it at camden yards[/quote]

    Thanks! I saw a site a few years back that had them. I\’ve seen some on Ebay but never my size. I\’m also on the lookout for a Kansas City Royals one. And for the sake of looking good my son\’s Little League team will wear them too!

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=\”335842\”][quote comment=\”335827\”][quote comment=\”335825\”]Ok, true, Ovie didn\’t get the cup, and it sure is more important than the Hart. But does he not give Washington a better chance to compete? They haven\’t been this competitive for a while. And I guess that his not winning the cup somehow diminishes his great regular-season play and the goals in the playoffs? I couldn\’t be more proud of the great 8 this year. True, no cup, but I\’m excited to be a Caps fan and excited for next year.[/quote]

    No one is diminishing his role on the Capitals. He is the most important player on his team, thus his winning the Hart and Pearson trophies. If I was a member of the PWHA, I\’d have voted him in for the Hart Trophy as well.

    All I said was that Malkin\’s snub was a result of a forced reconciliation and the Penguins winning the bigger prize.[/quote]

    Even as a Caps fan, I thought Malkin would win the Hart this year. I agree he was snubbed.

    But I\’m mostly annoyed at the sentiment that somehow OV\’s not a team guy or wanting to win. He\’s not busting his keyster for Hart trophies. He wants the team to win. He is a team guy. His game might suggest otherwise, taking 500 shots and making flashy dekes, but that is what Boudreau wants from this guy, and when he lights the lamp, the Caps generally win. So the implication that he\’s playing for hardware and not a cup annoys me.[/quote]

    A Malkin snub — well according to the voting by the NHL writers is wasn\’t even close. OV had 1264 pts to Gino\’s 787. the vote And voting for all NHL takes place at the end of the regular season. Oh and if Makin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”335884″]
    Oh and if Malkin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?[/quote]

    At least Malkin was there. Where was Ovechkin?

    How’s that for a snub?

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”335884″]

    A Malkin snub — well according to the voting by the NHL writers is wasn\’t even close. OV had 1264 pts to Gino\’s 787. the vote

    And voting for all NHL takes place at the end of the regular season.

    Oh and if Makin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?[/quote]

    Hey, I think he was snubbed. I didn’t say he should win. I said I thought he would win. He did have the most points in the regular season, so it could be argued. And regular season is what that award is based on, so I’m not addressing the last question there. OV is my main man, though. He’s surprisingly complete. He was the only 50 goal scorer, and I believe he led the league in SOG and was in the top 10 (or so) in hits. I think an argument could be made for either guy this year, though, and I thought the vote would at least be closer, if not go the other way.

  • Namhob | June 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”335867″]
    Most of us are still working on “Hola!”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I love speaking Hawaiian! :-p

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”335885″][quote comment=”335884″]
    Oh and if Malkin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?[/quote]

    At least Malkin was there. Where was Ovechkin?

    How’s that for a snub?[/quote]

    OV admits he didn’t watch any of the finals.
    One note about the awards show — Bossy got old

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”335886″][quote comment=”335884″]

    A Malkin snub — well according to the voting by the NHL writers is wasn\’t even close. OV had 1264 pts to Gino\’s 787. the vote

    And voting for all NHL takes place at the end of the regular season.

    Oh and if Makin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?[/quote]

    Hey, I think he was snubbed. I didn’t say he should win. I said I thought he would win. He did have the most points in the regular season, so it could be argued. And regular season is what that award is based on, so I’m not addressing the last question there. OV is my main man, though. He’s surprisingly complete. He was the only 50 goal scorer, and I believe he led the league in SOG and was in the top 10 (or so) in hits. I think an argument could be made for either guy this year, though, and I thought the vote would at least be closer, if not go the other way.[/quote]

    All three stats are correct, Shad. Well done.

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”335874″][quote comment=”335873″][quote comment=”335869″][quote comment=”335867″]Do that before you mask them, of course.[/quote]
    Or if you’re in Canada, before you masque them.[/quote]

    Whoa now. We use cheques, but we still have masks. Don’t paint us all with the same fleur-de-lis brush. LOL[/quote]

    Gotta understand, Teebz, Americans are new to this whole dual language thing.

    Most of us are still working on “Hola!”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    As in: “Hola if ya hear me?”

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    I honestly believe Ovechkin needs antoher top tier player with him…and the Capitals just will not get him a teammate of high calliber to put him over the top…Once Ovechkin leaves Washington and ends up in either Detroit (I’m talking down the road) or Montreal, he will not win in Washington.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”335886″][quote comment=”335884″]

    A Malkin snub — well according to the voting by the NHL writers is wasn\’t even close. OV had 1264 pts to Gino\’s 787. the vote

    And voting for all NHL takes place at the end of the regular season.

    Oh and if Makin is so great how many points did he score in game 5 thru 7 of the finals ?[/quote]

    Hey, I think he was snubbed. I didn’t say he should win. I said I thought he would win. He did have the most points in the regular season, so it could be argued. And regular season is what that award is based on, so I’m not addressing the last question there. OV is my main man, though. He’s surprisingly complete. He was the only 50 goal scorer, and I believe he led the league in SOG and was in the top 10 (or so) in hits. I think an argument could be made for either guy this year, though, and I thought the vote would at least be closer, if not go the other way.[/quote]

    I’m an OV guy also (season ticket holder for 10 years) and Gino won the Art Ross (the scoring)by 3 pts but played 3 more games the OV. Either way..Gino will look good in Red in 2 years when he signs with DC.

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”335892″]
    I’m an OV guy also (season ticket holder for 10 years) and Gino won the Art Ross (the scoring)by 3 pts but played 3 more games the OV. Either way..Gino will look good in Red in 2 years when he signs with DC.[/quote]

    Not sure what year you think you’re in, Ken, but your De Lorean dropped you off in the wrong timeframe.

    Malkin is signed with the Penguins through 2013-14.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”335891″]I honestly believe Ovechkin needs antoher top tier player with him…and the Capitals just will not get him a teammate of high calliber to put him over the top…Once Ovechkin leaves Washington and ends up in either Detroit (I’m talking down the road) or Montreal, he will not win in Washington.[/quote]

    I disagree. Washington now is where pitt was 3 yrs ago. The kids are all right. If Steckel connects in game 5 (and not maklin) who knows. Also unless he gets traded he ain’t going anywhere (signed a 13 year deal last season)

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    I asked this the other day and got no response…

    The Little League patches worn on uniforms…is there a reason that is in the shape of the State symbol of Pennsylvania?

    http://www.greenvall...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I’m sure there has to be some connection with the LLWS being played in Williamsport, PA.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”335893″][quote comment=”335892″]
    I’m an OV guy also (season ticket holder for 10 years) and Gino won the Art Ross (the scoring)by 3 pts but played 3 more games the OV. Either way..Gino will look good in Red in 2 years when he signs with DC.[/quote]

    Not sure what year you think you’re in, Ken, but your De Lorean dropped you off in the wrong timeframe.

    Malkin is signed with the Penguins through 2013-14.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I thought I heard he was a UFA at the end of 2010

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”335895″]I asked this the other day and got no response…

    The Little League patches worn on uniforms…is there a reason that is in the shape of the State symbol of Pennsylvania?

    http://www.greenvall...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I’m sure there has to be some connection with the LLWS being played in Williamsport, PA.[/quote]

    Also because Williamsport is where Little League began. Hence the keystone in the LL logo.

    And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.

    Shit I’m old.

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”335896″][quote comment=”335893″][quote comment=”335892″]
    I’m an OV guy also (season ticket holder for 10 years) and Gino won the Art Ross (the scoring)by 3 pts but played 3 more games the OV. Either way..Gino will look good in Red in 2 years when he signs with DC.[/quote]

    Not sure what year you think you’re in, Ken, but your De Lorean dropped you off in the wrong timeframe.

    Malkin is signed with the Penguins through 2013-14.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I thought I heard he was a UFA at the end of 2010[/quote]

    No, his original contract before the extension would have made him a free agent in this off-season.

    But I agree with your assessment of the Caps’ system. Especially when you consider the Hershey Bears and the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays both won their leagues’ respective championships.

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”335896″][quote comment=”335893″][quote comment=”335892″]
    I’m an OV guy also (season ticket holder for 10 years) and Gino won the Art Ross (the scoring)by 3 pts but played 3 more games the OV. Either way..Gino will look good in Red in 2 years when he signs with DC.[/quote]

    Not sure what year you think you’re in, Ken, but your De Lorean dropped you off in the wrong timeframe.

    Malkin is signed with the Penguins through 2013-14.[/quote]

    I stand corrected I thought I heard he was a UFA at the end of 2010[/quote]

    I found the site I was looking for NHL numbers

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”335897″][quote comment=”335895″]I asked this the other day and got no response…

    The Little League patches worn on uniforms…is there a reason that is in the shape of the State symbol of Pennsylvania?

    http://www.greenvall...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I’m sure there has to be some connection with the LLWS being played in Williamsport, PA.[/quote]

    Also because Williamsport is where Little League began. Hence the keystone in the LL logo.

    And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.

    Shit I’m old.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As in peanut butter?

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    For the record, Skippy Field was so named because there was a Skippy Peanut Butter plant about half -mile from the site, and they were a big contributor.

    Not cuz some kid named Skippy got run over by a train or something.

    (Damn, I played at a “LandShark” and didn’t even realize it at the time. LOL)

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”335900″][quote comment=”335897″][quote comment=”335895″]I asked this the other day and got no response…

    The Little League patches worn on uniforms…is there a reason that is in the shape of the State symbol of Pennsylvania?

    http://www.greenvall...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I’m sure there has to be some connection with the LLWS being played in Williamsport, PA.[/quote]

    Also because Williamsport is where Little League began. Hence the keystone in the LL logo.

    And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.

    Shit I’m old.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As in peanut butter?[/quote]

    Which get me thinking…What would be the worst combination of Stadiums and Corporate sponsors?

    Busch and the Cardinals home(LaRussa)

    Whatcha think?It might be a stretch

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”335877″]I believe them “N’Orlins” people in Louisiana have a long history with Francophones. [/quote]
    Teebz, old friend and neighbour: it’s actually “Nawlins”.

    :-)

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.

    creamy or chunk-style?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”335897″]And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.[/quote]
    Ricko, can you post a picture of the plaque that says that?

    (I mean the plaque that says Ricko played here: not the “first-field-west-of-Chicago” part.)

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”335904″]And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.

    creamy or chunk-style?[/quote]

    Depended on whether it’d been rainy or dry lately.
    (I assume you’re referring to the infield).

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | June 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”335903″][quote comment=”335877″]I believe them “N’Orlins” people in Louisiana have a long history with Francophones. [/quote]
    Teebz, old friend and neighbour: it’s actually “Nawlins”.

    :-)[/quote]

    The “R” is silent? lol

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”335905″][quote comment=”335897″]And, (ahem) I’ll have you know I played MY Little League baseball at Skippy Field here in Minnesota, the first LL field west of Chicago.[/quote]
    Ricko, can you post a picture of the plaque that says that?

    (I mean the plaque that says Ricko played here: not the “first-field-west-of-Chicago” part.)[/quote]

    Ah, using the Canadian spelling of “plack”, I see.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”335902″]Which get me thinking…What would be the worst combination of Stadiums and Corporate sponsors?[/quote]
    Well, I think any stadium named after a bank would be a candidate, especially if the ticket cost got raised sky high.

    Dodger Stadium, if any non-military-serving President ever threw out the first ball.

    Edison Field in a power failure.

    The old Sicks Stadium under almost any circumstances.

    Exhibition Stadium for the player who was in a porno film in Japan.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”335908″]Ah, using the Canadian spelling of “plack”, I see.[/quote]
    I knew I was going to get in trouble for that but I couldn’t come up with a synonym fast enough. :-)

  • concealed78 | June 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.

  • Griff S. | June 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    Great post! Nice to see some love for my hometown of Baltimore! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Camden Yards.

    keep up the good work, and go O’s!!!

  • Momo | June 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    The Cheyanne Tetons of the World Bikini Football League. Even the name of the team is titillating.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”335907″]The “R” is silent?[/quote]
    Y’all better believe it’s silent!

    I have had more trouble understanding people on my various trips south of the Mason/Dixon line than I had in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    http://www.eteamz.co...

    Wow, Miracle Mile still sponsors a team.
    They were my sponsor 50 years ago.

    Gee, time kinda got long and all smashed together simultaneously there for me for a moment.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”335913″]The Cheyanne Tetons of the World Bikini Football League. Even the name of the team is titillating.[/quote]

    The Grand Tetons were named by a Frenchman who hadn’t seen a woman in two years. Look at the mountains. Look at the name. It’s means EXACTLY what it sounds like it means. LOL

  • bartusball | June 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    The Steelers sweater concept is great. I actually would prefer the ironworker kicking the football logo on both shoulders though.

    The original Pittsburgh franchise in the NHL, the Pirates, actually used the City crest as shoulder logos way back 1925-26. They were the original Black and Gold Pittsburgh team.

    On another note, the round Steeler logo on the front is an excellent hockey logo. I believe that a rounded logo acts as a bull’s eye for the shooter. Teebz, little help here!

  • Ry Co 40 | June 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”335894″][quote comment=”335891″]I honestly believe Ovechkin needs antoher top tier player with him…and the Capitals just will not get him a teammate of high calliber to put him over the top…Once Ovechkin leaves Washington and ends up in either Detroit (I’m talking down the road) or Montreal, he will not win in Washington.[/quote]

    I disagree. Washington now is where pitt was 3 yrs ago. The kids are all right. If Steckel connects in game 5 (and not maklin) who knows. Also unless he gets traded he ain’t going anywhere (signed a 13 year deal last season)[/quote]

    you know how many teams in the league think they are where the pens were 3 years ago?!?! haha. laughable. so if this coming season, the caps are where the pens were 3 years ago, that means they’re getting bounced in the first round? ok, i’ll go with that. lol.

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”335911″]When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.[/quote]

    My understanding that he took the money but the stats indicate he never threw a game. Am I wrong?

  • TommyD | June 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”335920″][quote comment=”335911″]When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.[/quote]

    My understanding that he took the money but the stats indicate he never threw a game. Am I wrong?[/quote]

    so he cheated baseball and the mob… doesn’t that make him a double rat?

  • bartusball | June 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”335834″][quote comment=”335833″]Ricko, I think it was you a while back that asked if any team used the letter “Q” on their hats or something like that…(if not, my bad), but I did find this

    http://www.capitales...

    …and what I find truly wierd is that the home page is playing “The State of Massachusetts”….kind of odd to me[/quote]

    Yes, it was me.
    Thanks for the good look at the logo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I believe the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes also use a Q as their hat logo.

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”335919″][quote comment=”335894″][quote comment=”335891″]I honestly believe Ovechkin needs antoher top tier player with him…and the Capitals just will not get him a teammate of high calliber to put him over the top…Once Ovechkin leaves Washington and ends up in either Detroit (I’m talking down the road) or Montreal, he will not win in Washington.[/quote]

    I disagree. Washington now is where pitt was 3 yrs ago. The kids are all right. If Steckel connects in game 5 (and not maklin) who knows. Also unless he gets traded he ain’t going anywhere (signed a 13 year deal last season)[/quote]

    you know how many teams in the league think they are where the pens were 3 years ago?!?! haha. laughable. so if this coming season, the caps are where the pens were 3 years ago, that means they’re getting bounced in the first round? ok, i’ll go with that. lol.[/quote]

    So, do you doubt that the Caps are close to the Pens? I respect what your guys achieved this year, but the second round series went to 7, even if game 7 was a joke, which tells me that if they can push the eventual champs to 7, they had a chance of making, maybe winning, the finals if not for your Pens. The Capitals are highly competitive and have much talent in the minors. I’m looking forward to next year. But please don’t be so dismissive.

  • bill | June 19, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”335879″][quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    Got to admit though, Century Division sounds badass.[/quote]

    Loved the unis in the NFL Illustrated Digest and secretly long for a return to 16 NFL teams playing outdoors on real grass.

    Coastal and Central divisions made sense but does anyone know why there was a Century division and Capitol division (besides the Redskins being a member)?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”335922″]I believe the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes also use a Q as their hat logo.[/quote]

    Their hated rivals, the Barstow Quisps, also use the letter “Q”on their hats.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”335924″]
    Coastal and Central divisions made sense but does anyone know why there was a Century division and Capitol division (besides the Redskins being a member)?[/quote]This was discussed a few days ago.

    One theory about the Century Division had to do with the Chicago-NY train, the “Twentieth Century Limited”.

    Also discussed was the “C” alliteration and the seven letters in each division name.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    Calling JTH or others with SuperMonitor: check out the picture of the gentlemen in the Maine Hockey jersey from last night’s party. The business in the background is the “House of Foam”.

    Uh, exactly what type of neighborhood was that bar in??? :-)

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”335927″]Calling JTH or others with SuperMonitor: check out the picture of the gentlemen in the Maine Hockey jersey from last night’s party. The business in the background is the “House of Foam”.

    Uh, exactly what type of neighborhood was that bar in??? :-)[/quote]

    And notice Elaine on in the background! Yadda Yadda Yadda…I hope with the rain that you were all wearing your urban sombreros.

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    Which get me thinking…What would be the worst combination of Stadiums and Corporate sponsors?

    merriam-webster’s natinals park?
    (i know, easy cheap shot)

    or what about Bo-Dog Rose Bowl?
    (might have to noodle this one a little and i’m not sure if i spelled “bo-dog” correctly).

  • leon | June 19, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    “House of Foam”.
    great name for a beer joint!

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”335928″]And notice Elaine on in the background! Yadda Yadda Yadda…I hope with the rain that you were all wearing your urban sombreros.[/quote]
    Okay, I’ll start off the dancing! :-)

    Now is someone aiming the laser sight at her forehead in the episode, or is someone (Elvis?) in the bar getting ready to shoot the TV?

  • WVU Tom | June 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    Paul,

    I hope you got a chance to visit the Babe Ruth Museum off of Washington Blvd, about a block or two away from Camden Yards. It’s a tiny little museum, operating out of an old row home that the Babe lived in at one time when he was a boy (I think…sorry if I don’t remember the exact significance of the house). There are only a few exhibits in this small display, but some are definitely uni-centric. The only time I was there I wanted to get some pictures, but unfortunately didn’t have my camera with me.

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”335928″][quote comment=”335927″]Calling JTH or others with SuperMonitor: check out the picture of the gentlemen in the Maine Hockey jersey from last night’s party. The business in the background is the “House of Foam”.

    Uh, exactly what type of neighborhood was that bar in??? :-)[/quote]

    And notice Elaine on in the background! Yadda Yadda Yadda…I hope with the rain that you were all wearing your urban sombreros.[/quote]
    http://www.houseoffo...

    That’s custom-fitted foam insulation you’ll be ridin’ in, Bullseye! First class all the way!

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”335930″]“House of Foam”.
    great name for a beer joint![/quote]Foam rubber cut to size while you wait.

    How often are you in that much of a hurry to get foam rubber?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    Also, to connect Baltimore to the media guides discussion above: someone in the mainstream media pointed out that a few years ago the Orioles media guide featured three players on the cover.

    Sammy Sosa, Miguel Tejeda and Rafeal Palmerio. :-)

    One-stop shopping for your Congressional investigators!

  • ken | June 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    Pens Free Agents… since Gino won’t be free till ’14 mabye we should go for MAX Talbot (RFA after ’11) and alot cheaper [Plus he out pointed Malkin and CRosbY.

    BTW… I heard that Sid didn’t got to the Awards because he didn’t want to shake hands :)

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”335932″][quote comment=”335928″][quote comment=”335927″]Calling JTH or others with SuperMonitor: check out the picture of the gentlemen in the Maine Hockey jersey from last night’s party. The business in the background is the “House of Foam”.

    Uh, exactly what type of neighborhood was that bar in??? :-)[/quote]

    And notice Elaine on in the background! Yadda Yadda Yadda…I hope with the rain that you were all wearing your urban sombreros.[/quote]
    http://www.houseoffo...

    That’s custom-fitted foam insulation you’ll be ridin’ in, Bullseye! First class all the way![/quote]

    http://maps.google.c...

    Is that it?

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”335937″][quote comment=”335932″][quote comment=”335928″][quote comment=”335927″]Calling JTH or others with SuperMonitor: check out the picture of the gentlemen in the Maine Hockey jersey from last night’s party. The business in the background is the “House of Foam”.

    Uh, exactly what type of neighborhood was that bar in??? :-)[/quote]

    And notice Elaine on in the background! Yadda Yadda Yadda…I hope with the rain that you were all wearing your urban sombreros.[/quote]
    http://www.houseoffo...

    That’s custom-fitted foam insulation you’ll be ridin’ in, Bullseye! First class all the way![/quote]

    http://maps.google.c...

    Is that it?[/quote]

    That’s it. Right across the street from Racers, where the meet was held. Also, it wasn’t so much rainy as overcast.

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”335921″][quote comment=”335920″][quote comment=”335911″]When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.[/quote]

    My understanding that he took the money but the stats indicate he never threw a game. Am I wrong?[/quote]

    so he cheated baseball and the mob… doesn’t that make him a double rat?[/quote]

    But if he didn’t throw a game then he just cheated the mob not baseball.

  • Robert Eden (formerly Robert in Dallas) | June 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”335913″]The Cheyanne Tetons of the World Bikini Football League. Even the name of the team is titillating.[/quote]

    It makes for some great marketing.

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”335934″][quote comment=”335930″]“House of Foam”.
    great name for a beer joint![/quote]Foam rubber cut to size while you wait.

    How often are you in that much of a hurry to get foam rubber?[/quote]

    I see that while you’ll be waiting on your foam rubber from some cut-rate dealer, I’ll go to House of Foam and come back waving my foam rubber “Shadoquad #1” finger at you, anotherguy. Then what?

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”335939″]But if he didn’t throw a game then he just cheated the mob not baseball.[/quote]Usually cheating the mob in 1919 doesn’t lead to a life expectancy of an additional 32 years or so.

  • MPowers1634 | June 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”335941″][quote comment=”335934″][quote comment=”335930″]“House of Foam”.
    great name for a beer joint![/quote]Foam rubber cut to size while you wait.

    How often are you in that much of a hurry to get foam rubber?[/quote]

    I see that while you’ll be waiting on your foam rubber from some cut-rate dealer, I’ll go to House of Foam and come back waving my foam rubber “Shadoquad #1” finger at you, anotherguy. Then what?

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.[/quote]

    Then Paul can get his hair taken care of as Stylistics.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”335941″]
    I see that while you’ll be waiting on your foam rubber from some cut-rate dealer, I’ll go to House of Foam and come back waving my foam rubber “Shadoquad #1” finger at you, anotherguy. Then what?[/quote]
    Watch out, because once I do get the foam rubber for my guncase (just like the website promotes) I’m going to sneak up on you….

    That place is getting a lot of advertising on this website. I’ll bet their web hits are up significantly today. ;-)

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”335940″]It makes for some great marketing.[/quote]Oh, I think some of those ladies are already marketing something.

  • Nick | June 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    The early Saints (1967-1970 by my description) wore white at home as their primary uniform. They would occasionally wear black at home towards the end of the season. A study done at the beginning of the 1967 season showed that wearing white as opposed to black during the day reduced the players’ temperature by seven degrees.

    In the early Saints years, the Cowboys, Rams, sometimes Browns and Giants wore white at home, and that is when you had the best chance to see the Saints wearing black.

    White was the primary home uniform until 1975, when the Saints, while now playing in the Superdome, wore white for the first half of the home schedule, then black for the later half of the home schedule. In 1977, they began wearing black jerseys as their regular home uni.

    Bum Phillips had them wear white at home at the beginning of his tenure, then he went to black jerseys for the rest of his tenure.

    Jim Mora’s teams ALWAYS wore black at home, as did Mike Ditka.

    Jim Haslett and Sean Peyton’s teams have been schytsophrenic, going from white jerseys to black, gold pants to black – with one black pants combo worse than the next.

    I do not have the entire record of white/black at home, but that is my recollection as an obsessed Saints fan.

    Regarding the early sketch of the 1967 Saints uni and helmet, this is the first time ever seeing a stripeless helmet. The early prototype Saints helmet had the regular fleur-de-lis with a single white stripe – as depicted on the August (?) 1967 Sports Illustrated cover with Paul Hornung and Gary Cuozzo in white jerseys, (true) old gold pants, both holding the early prototype Saints helmet with the single white stripe. The helmet stripe was changed to white-black-white before they ever played a game, then changed to black-white-black DURING either the first or second season. The pants striping underwent a similar evolution, with regular season game pictures showing the Saints players wearing in a mismatch both striping patterns at the same time.

    The 1967-1970 Saints unis were the BEST Saints unis ever. Oh for the days …

  • M.Princip | June 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    I SO want to buy this shirt , however, my wife might have a serious problem with it. ;o/

  • Nick | June 19, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    Didn’t the NY Giants wear white pants during this era? With both blue or white jerseys?

    I only remember the gray pants being worn with white jerseys during the Conerly/Gifford years, until the most recent update of the Giants’ unis (year 2000+)I never remember seeing gray pants with blue jerseys.

    Surely, someone here that follows/followed the Giants then knows more about this than me?

  • Nick | June 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”335947″]I SO want to buy this shirt , however, my wife might have a serious problem with it. ;o/[/quote]

    WOW !!! Laugh of the day

  • Tony Miller | June 19, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    Shin-Soo Choo (something like that) wearing a double-flapped helmet at Wrigley today. Forgive my AL ignorance, but is this normal?

  • Martin Hick | June 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?

  • UmpLou | June 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”335933″]Paul,

    I hope you got a chance to visit the Babe Ruth Museum off of Washington Blvd, about a block or two away from Camden Yards. It’s a tiny little museum, operating out of an old row home that the Babe lived in at one time when he was a boy (I think…sorry if I don’t remember the exact significance of the house). There are only a few exhibits in this small display, but some are definitely uni-centric. The only time I was there I wanted to get some pictures, but unfortunately didn’t have my camera with me.[/quote]
    It is actually the birthplace of The Babe. I remember visiting it way back in 1973 or something, long before the gentrification of that area. Some of the streets were still cobblestone, and it had a real nice industrial feeling to it. In those days,it was only the one row house, so you basically went in, went upstairs to look at the ‘birth room’, and they showed a little Babe Ruth film – probably the old Mike Wallace ‘Biography’ show from the 50’s, and that was about it. No gift shop, nothing. It MIGHT have been 50 cents to get in.

  • Mike | June 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    Could that PNA patch be a modified Polish National Alliance crest?

    http://www.polamcon....

  • Berto | June 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”335950″]Shin-Soo Choo (something like that) wearing a double-flapped helmet at Wrigley today. Forgive my AL ignorance, but is this normal?[/quote]

    Odd. He’s not a switch hitter so I’m stumped.

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”335939″][quote comment=”335921″][quote comment=”335920″][quote comment=”335911″]When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.[/quote]

    My understanding that he took the money but the stats indicate he never threw a game. Am I wrong?[/quote]

    so he cheated baseball and the mob… doesn’t that make him a double rat?[/quote]

    But if he didn’t throw a game then he just cheated the mob not baseball.[/quote]

    Read: EIGHT MEN OUT
    and you will see that Joe Jackson was duped into it, (Yes, he did take the money), but Comiskey turned him away when he went to confess and return the money ..and the players turned on everyone in the end…

  • EddieAtari | June 19, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    I made a quick ‘retro’ logo for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets and think it might make for a cool DIY project… Check it out: http://bit.ly/BYCcM

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”335958″]I made a quick ‘retro’ logo for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets and think it might make for a cool DIY project… Check it out: http://bit.ly/BYCcM%...

    It looks like Antartica…

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”335955″]Could that PNA patch be a modified Polish National Alliance crest?

    http://www.polamcon....
    Yeah, good call. It certainly could be. That crest is a bit intricate for a softball jersey, so I could definitely see that as a simplified version. Plus, according to that listing, the manufacturer of the uni is “North West Sporting Goods mfg. co. inc. Chicago”.

    I’m disappointed in myself for not thinking of that. The PNA’s headquarters is literally walking distance from my house.

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”335956″][quote comment=”335950″]Shin-Soo Choo (something like that) wearing a double-flapped helmet at Wrigley today. Forgive my AL ignorance, but is this normal?[/quote]

    Odd. He’s not a switch hitter so I’m stumped.[/quote]
    He’s been a double-flapper for a while (possible his whole ML career). Scroll down near the end of the main entry in this post from 2006.

  • JTH | June 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    *possibly

  • EddieAtari | June 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=\”335959\”][quote comment=\”335958\”]I made a quick \’retro\’ logo for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets and think it might make for a cool DIY project… Check it out: http://bit.ly/BYCcM%...

    It looks like Antartica…[/quote]

    Nope, it\’s a map of Kings County (Brooklyn) NY, but I see the resemblance…

    Here\’s a question: Has any team ever called themselves the Brooklyn Kings?

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”335961″]…a double-flapper…[/quote]This sounds like a deluxe toilet fixure, doesn’t it?

  • Mike Engle | June 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”335964″][quote comment=”335961″]…a double-flapper…[/quote]This sounds like a deluxe toilet fixure, doesn’t it?[/quote]
    Or one who wore two skirts in the Roaring Twenties.

  • Peter | June 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”335963″][quote comment=\”335959\”][quote comment=\”335958\”]I made a quick \’retro\’ logo for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets and think it might make for a cool DIY project… Check it out: http://bit.ly/BYCcM%...

    It looks like Antartica…[/quote]

    Nope, it\’s a map of Kings County (Brooklyn) NY, but I see the resemblance…

    Here\’s a question: Has any team ever called themselves the Brooklyn Kings?[/quote]

    Thank you for noticing it too…(and that I wasn’t being a dick)

    there was a USBL team once called the Brooklyn Kings.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”335960″]…Polish National Alliance…[/quote]Never really thought about this before; but should an organization of ex-pats and descendants be called a “national” alliance here in the US?

  • chance michaels | June 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”335957″][quote comment=”335939″][quote comment=”335921″][quote comment=”335920″][quote comment=”335911″]When I see things like Matt Mitchell’s design, it shows no regard for the history of baseball. I don’t care if Shoeless Joe was ignorant or naive or not, he still took the money, he still gambled, and he should stay out of the HOF, and I’m saying that as a White Sox fan. Understand and know your MLB history. Don’t give me this new school jive.[/quote]

    My understanding that he took the money but the stats indicate he never threw a game. Am I wrong?[/quote]

    so he cheated baseball and the mob… doesn’t that make him a double rat?[/quote]

    But if he didn’t throw a game then he just cheated the mob not baseball.[/quote]

    Read: EIGHT MEN OUT
    and you will see that Joe Jackson was duped into it, (Yes, he did take the money), but Comiskey turned him away when he went to confess and return the money ..and the players turned on everyone in the end…[/quote]
    And even though his stats for the Series were good, Joe admitted that he didn’t play all out.

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”335952″]It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?[/quote]

    I would have loved to have seen a Baltimore Blast (indoor soccer) hat, or a Baltimore CFL Colts hat. I used to have that last one…got it at some store in the Inner Harbor just before the team later to be known as the Stallions got sued. Wish I still had it, but I’ll have to settle for finding a picture of me wearing it. It’s here somewhere…

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”335965″]Or one who wore two skirts in the Roaring Twenties.[/quote]
    Would that include J Edgar Hoover?

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”335969″][quote comment=”335952″]It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?[/quote]

    I would have loved to have seen a Baltimore Blast (indoor soccer) hat, or a Baltimore CFL Colts hat. I used to have that last one…got it at some store in the Inner Harbor just before the team later to be known as the Stallions got sued. Wish I still had it, but I’ll have to settle for finding a picture of me wearing it. It’s here somewhere…[/quote]

    My dad still has a CFL Colts t-shirt, as well as a Stallions one. I agree, either that or some Blast gear would have been pretty awesome. Sean’s Skipjacks sweater was noice, though.

  • anotherguy | June 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”335971″]…noice…[/quote]Is this Joe Piscopo?

    :-)

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”335971″][quote comment=”335969″][quote comment=”335952″]It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?[/quote]

    I would have loved to have seen a Baltimore Blast (indoor soccer) hat, or a Baltimore CFL Colts hat. I used to have that last one…got it at some store in the Inner Harbor just before the team later to be known as the Stallions got sued. Wish I still had it, but I’ll have to settle for finding a picture of me wearing it. It’s here somewhere…[/quote]

    My dad still has a CFL Colts t-shirt, as well as a Stallions one. I agree, either that or some Blast gear would have been pretty awesome. Sean’s Skipjacks sweater was noice, though.[/quote]

    If your dad wears an XL or a 2XL, let’s make a deal…

  • ChrisSh | June 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    I already knew most of what was in the Twins article, but now that I stop and think about it, it’s really weird. I mean, Twins fans, try to imagine Liriano pitching at home with the normal whites? It just doesn’t seem right if he’s not in the sleeveless whites. And Baker, wow, he’d look funny in the navy alternates. It’s weird how that rule has ingrained a certain image into my mind of each starter…

  • chance michaels | June 19, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    And FWIW, those Packers numbers were outdated. They wore ’em in 1966, but by 1967 they had adopted the current number font (check out the 3s).

  • shadoquad | June 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”335973″][quote comment=”335971″][quote comment=”335969″][quote comment=”335952″]It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?[/quote]

    I would have loved to have seen a Baltimore Blast (indoor soccer) hat, or a Baltimore CFL Colts hat. I used to have that last one…got it at some store in the Inner Harbor just before the team later to be known as the Stallions got sued. Wish I still had it, but I’ll have to settle for finding a picture of me wearing it. It’s here somewhere…[/quote]

    My dad still has a CFL Colts t-shirt, as well as a Stallions one. I agree, either that or some Blast gear would have been pretty awesome. Sean’s Skipjacks sweater was noice, though.[/quote]

    If your dad wears an XL or a 2XL, let’s make a deal…[/quote]

    Ha, he does, actually, but I don’t think he’ll ever part with it. He’s kept them for so long because of the sentimental value.

    [quote comment=”335972″][quote comment=”335971″]…noice…[/quote]Is this Joe Piscopo?

    :-)[/quote]

    Hahaha

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”335976″][quote comment=”335973″][quote comment=”335971″][quote comment=”335969″][quote comment=”335952″]It’s a little dissapointing that nobody at the Uniwatch party was wearing one of those kick ass Orioles’ hats in Ravens’ colors. Or is it the other way around?[/quote]

    I would have loved to have seen a Baltimore Blast (indoor soccer) hat, or a Baltimore CFL Colts hat. I used to have that last one…got it at some store in the Inner Harbor just before the team later to be known as the Stallions got sued. Wish I still had it, but I’ll have to settle for finding a picture of me wearing it. It’s here somewhere…[/quote]

    My dad still has a CFL Colts t-shirt, as well as a Stallions one. I agree, either that or some Blast gear would have been pretty awesome. Sean’s Skipjacks sweater was noice, though.[/quote]

    If your dad wears an XL or a 2XL, let’s make a deal…[/quote]

    Ha, he does, actually, but I don’t think he’ll ever part with it. He’s kept them for so long because of the sentimental value.

    [quote comment=”335972″][quote comment=”335971″]…noice…[/quote]Is this Joe Piscopo?

    :-)[/quote]

    Hahaha[/quote]

    Sentiment can be bought…or traded. You know where to find me…

    I could understand if he doesn’t, though. It would take a lot for me to part with my USFL Federals or Maulers t-shirts. I’m also attached to my Nationals t-shirt. See, it’s pretty rare because if you look very carefully on the front…it’s spelled properly.

  • LI Phil | June 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”335934″]Foam rubber cut to size while you wait.

    How often are you in that much of a hurry to get foam rubber?[/quote]

    obviously you’ve never needed it that badly

  • Carl | June 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”335810″]From that Twins jersey choice article:

    The home whites have what apparel manufacturer Majestic describes as a “cool base,” designed for warm weather. The blue tops and throwback tops are double-knit. Position players prefer the standard home whites.

    Why in God’s name would a team that plays its home games IN A DOME need their home jerseys made from the Cool Base material?[/quote]

    I thought it was interesting that Slowey and Perkins insist that the Cool Base jerseys are uncomfortable. Maybe the Dome’s too cold for the Cool Base tops. Just wait for next year. July-Sept will be nice though.

    Funny post about the Twins a little getting run over by sponsors at WCCO a while back. I just see it now, red polos and khaki pants – how would stirrups go with Dockers?

  • =bg= | June 19, 2009 at 8:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”335879″][quote comment=”335876″][quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest, which includes this uni breakdown. Note that the Saints helmet doesn’t include the center stripe and that their home jersey is listed as white. Also: Check out those division names.

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

    And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    Got to admit though, Century Division sounds badass.[/quote]

    This is just a liiiiitle before my time as an NFL fan, so I have no memory of a ‘Century Division.’
    But I sure like this image.

  • ChrisSh | June 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”335979″][quote comment=”335810″]From that Twins jersey choice article:

    The home whites have what apparel manufacturer Majestic describes as a “cool base,” designed for warm weather. The blue tops and throwback tops are double-knit. Position players prefer the standard home whites.

    Why in God’s name would a team that plays its home games IN A DOME need their home jerseys made from the Cool Base material?[/quote]

    I thought it was interesting that Slowey and Perkins insist that the Cool Base jerseys are uncomfortable. Maybe the Dome’s too cold for the Cool Base tops. Just wait for next year. July-Sept will be nice though.

    Funny post about the Twins a little getting run over by sponsors at WCCO a while back. I just see it now, red polos and khaki pants – how would stirrups go with Dockers?[/quote]
    Ick, really WCCO, is that the best photoshopper you have on staff? Pretty sure I could do a better job than that in about 20 minutes…

  • ChrisSh | June 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    Ah, and they are playing softball at the Metrodome tonight. Slowey is pitching, so of course we are seeing the navys, and the Astros lost their gray jerseys many moons ago apparently, so here we are…

  • Michael Wing | June 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote]Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest…. And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :-D[/quote]

    Actually, the Rams and Browns were also wearing white at home that year. I’d get excited when they or the Cowboys would play one another, as someone would be wearing the “off” jersey. (Early signs of uni-compulsion.)

    [quote]Excellent footwear project by Chad Todd, who writes: “Preparing for the arrival of my Orioles stirrups, I decided I needed some sneakers to go with them. But I didn’t want to pay $90 for Orioles-colored Nike trainers, so I googled ’sneaker paint’….[/quote]

    Wish I had some photos of this DIY. In 1974, I took advantage of a special deal, and picked up two pairs of adidas Italias for the price of one. (Early cross-trainer shoe; white with hunter green stripes.) I decided to honor my college-to-be, and used bright yellow sneaker paint to cover the white on one pair — and had some Oregon Ducks shoes that predated the “Lightning Yellow” uniforms by 20 years.

    [quote]Suvo brought along his buddy Zack Bronder. His Saigon Kick jersey had these really cool shimmery numerals.[/quote]

    And for today’s third Duck reference (the first one was the response above to Miami’s branding)…. That shimmery fabric was the same color and style used by Oregon on their Blackout duck-feather uniforms, from the Arizona game last season.

    One person’s “really cool shimmery” is another’s object of scorn. I mean, it’s the Ducks, right? …

  • Prexy Hater | June 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm |

    YES has a poll during the Yankee game about your favorite former name for Land Shark Stadium. The results are in the following order

    1. Pro Player Park
    2. Dolphin/s Stadium
    3. Joe Robbie Stadium

    Really?

  • Cameron Rose | June 19, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    Swellers are on an awesome band. For anyone interested, you can check them out and buy the shirt here: http://www.myspace.c...

  • Kevin | June 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    bruney and cano for the yankees arent wearing caps with the inagural season logo on the back of it. i dont know if this is something new for a few players to not be wearing this years cap. anyone happen to know?

  • ChrisSh | June 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”335986″]bruney and cano for the yankees arent wearing caps with the inagural season logo on the back of it. i dont know if this is something new for a few players to not be wearing this years cap. anyone happen to know?[/quote]

    I know Jeter has been repeatedly spotted without it…

  • Nick | June 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    Speaking of vintage NFL graphics, Michael Princip just scored a copy of the First Illustrated NFL Digest…. And I can assure you the Cowboys did not wear the blue uni at home :

    Actually, the Rams and Browns were also wearing white at home that year. I’d get excited when they or the Cowboys would play one another, as someone would be wearing the “off” jersey. (Early signs of uni-compulsion.)

    Same here with this Saints fan. I would always love when they wore the black jerseys, though it was very rarely until late 1975.

    One season, in 1973, they wore white for the entire season. I remember watching the last game at Atlanta thinking before the telecast that the NFL surely wouldn’t allow any team to go for a whole year wearing only one color jerseys – but they did. Man, I was one disappointed 12 year old.

  • mike 2 | June 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    Watching the Blue Jays – Nationals game, there are two umpires sitting in the front row, dressed exactly the same as the actual umpiring crew. Either the two guys from Toronto are on a road trip, or the trend is spreading.

    http://i63.photobuck...

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”335988″]Actually, the Rams and Browns were also wearing white at home that year. I’d get excited when they or the Cowboys would play one another, as someone would be wearing the “off” jersey. (Early signs of uni-compulsion.)

    Same here with this Saints fan. I would always love when they wore the black jerseys, though it was very rarely until late 1975.

    One season, in 1973, they wore white for the entire season. I remember watching the last game at Atlanta thinking before the telecast that the NFL surely wouldn’t allow any team to go for a whole year wearing only one color jerseys – but they did. Man, I was one disappointed 12 year old.[/quote]

    The ’84 Arizona Wranglers would have left you a disappointed 23-year-old then, Nick. They went that whole USFL season in their white jerseys. Not sure about the ’85 season, when they were the Outlaws. Does anyone know if they wore all whites then?

  • BurghFan | June 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm |

    I believe the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes also use a Q as their hat logo.

    Their hated rivals, the Barstow Quisps, also use the letter “Q”on their hats.

    Do the Quisps have the propeller on the caps?

  • Puff | June 19, 2009 at 11:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”335989″]Watching the Blue Jays – Nationals game, there are two umpires sitting in the front row, dressed exactly the same as the actual umpiring crew. Either the two guys from Toronto are on a road trip, or the trend is spreading.

    http://i63.photobuck...

    Haha, thought I saw those guys on the highlight! Love it.

  • DarkAudit | June 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    The Flying WV has been the official logo of West Virginia University for the better part of 20 years. It was designed by Don Nehlen when he took over as football coach back in 1980.

    So not only is Miami not first, they’re a good *generation* behind.

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    Nats win their third in a row! What’s going on?

    At least their name is spelled correctly, but this picture http://espn.go.com/m... just doesn’t look right.

  • DarkAudit | June 19, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    Actually, WVU made the Flying WV the school logo back in 1983, so it’s going on close to *30* years.

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 11:51 pm |

    Could someone with photoshop and time on his hands do me a favor? I’d like to see the Nats with just the big curly W on their white and gray unis. Feel free to use this photo http://images.google... as your template.

  • JimV19 | June 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”335995″]Actually, WVU made the Flying WV the school logo back in 1983, so it’s going on close to *30* years.[/quote]

    25-ish. You’re both right…

  • JimV19 | June 20, 2009 at 12:14 am |

    We kid the Natinals a lot, but let’s give them credit, at least for not going with this proposed design: http://www.silverscr...

  • mtjaws | June 20, 2009 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”335984″]YES has a poll during the Yankee game about your favorite former name for Land Shark Stadium. The results are in the following order

    1. Pro Player Park
    2. Dolphin/s Stadium
    3. Joe Robbie Stadium

    Really?[/quote]

    It was only PPP for like a day before they switched to Pro Player Stadium. If I had to vote for “favorite”, I’d pick Dolphin Stadium since that was most recent and easiest.

    I sure hope the Marlins pick a decent name (sponsor). Those big bucks need to be used to actually keep some players, and even sign new. What a concept!