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Monday Morning Uni Watch, MLB Edition

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Phil already covered the Civil Rights Game in yesterday’s post (if you missed it, scroll down for his analysis), but there are a few additional details I want to go over today. To wit:

• They kinda botched the Reds’ NOB font, along with the number-to-letter size ratio. More to the point, though, isn’t it bizarre that the Reds used an “uphill” arch for their subscript NOBs back in the day? The subscript format is weird enough on its own, but it would’ve looked so much better with an inverted, “downhill” arch (like the word “Carolina” here). Anyone with decent Photoshop skills want to show us how that might have looked?

• We’re so used to seeing the Reds using the wishbone C logo that I’d kinda forgotten all about the rounded C version, which they used from 1961 through ’66.

• Phil mentioned D.J. Carrasco’s stirrups, but reader Steve Johnston let me know that Carrasco’s hose prompted the following exchange between Chisox broadcasters Steve Stone and Ken Harrelson:

Steve Stone: He’s got some high socks.

Ken Harrelson: I tell ya, if I were a pitcher today, there’s no way in the world I’d be wearin’ those loooong pants, all the way down. I’d be wearin’ socks like that.

Stone: I’d be wearing as much white…

Harrelson: Exactly!

Stone: … as I possibly could and try to get the baseball to come out of some aspect of whiteness.

Harrelson: No question about it. I would be wearin’ those things up to my behind. [Both men chuckle.]

Stone: High leg kick, anything you can do to add a little deception.

Harrleson: Big high white socks and a psychedelic-colored glove. Got get ’em, kid!

Stone: Hey, if they let you do it, do it.

Two thoughts here: First, this reminds me of the 1967 controversy over the Washington Senators’ white cap and socks, which I described three summers ago. And second, I’m all in favor of anything that gets players to wear more stirrups, but wouldn’t a white pant leg pulled all the way down to the shoetops achieve the same effect that Stone and Harrelson are advocating?

• Kinda looked like the “SOX” lettering on some of the Chicago caps was applied as a patch, not as direct-embroidered letters. You can sort of see what I’m talking about here and here. I know, I know, most of you are thinking that’s just a blur effect from the video, but I swear I saw it on several of the caps (but not on all of them).

• Speaking of the Chisox caps, here’s something I hadn’t realized: Back in the day, their cap logo had lots of breaks in the lettering (look at that X!). This isn’t shown in their official throwback cap, what a surprise. Wasn’t done for the Civil Rights Game caps either.

• Oh, and one other thing they botched: wrong TV number font.

But hey, it’s certainly a lot better than what they wore for the past two Civil Rights Games.

Research Request: If anyone has any decent game shots of this Kings uni, please get in touch. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Back in college, I played in a touch football league whose championship game was called the Soup Bowl. We’ve all seen those sorts of joke game names — the Salad Bowl, the Toilet Bowl, etc. But apparently there really was a game called the Spaghetti Bowl, which was played between Army and Air Force personnel stationed in Italy in 1945. Use the navigation tabs at the upper-left corner of that page to learn more. … Nice shot here of yellow Rams jerseys and plexiglass faceguards (with thanks to John Muir). … Steve Dewing notes that Dick Allen apparently had scar tissue on his eyebrows. … And so it goes. … Steve May says the vintage goalie mask discussion threads and photos on this site are amazing, and a quick perusal indicates that he’s right. Highly recommended. … Schutt has come out with a head-cooling helmet, which should put a major dent in cabbage leaf sales (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Interesting post on old football cards here (with thanks to Mike Thomas). … Not sure if this has just been added or if it’s been there all along, but one of the Shea parking lots is now marked with the spots where the original Shea’s home plate, pitching rubber, and bases had been. … What’s that on T.O.’s cap? Guess (with thanks to Mike Engle). … Looking for a good pair of striped stirrups? Quick, buy these (with thanks to Dustin Bornman). … SportsCenter typo on Friday night, as they misspelled the name of my favorite city (as spotted by Jason Heminger). … The BC Lions have unveiled some 1960s throwbacks (with thanks Richard Musterer). … I’ve previously shown the logos that the NBA will be using for its preseason games in Monterrey and Beijing. They’ve also got one for Taipei (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Also from Jeremy: Interesting survey of Japanese professional badges. … Still more from Jeremy: Here is the logo and ball for the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. … Check out these batting gloves used to belong to Howie Kendrick of the Angels. Never seen that padding on the palm and index finger before (with thanks to Brett Crane). … Here’s how the W on the Dexter Fowler’s NOB is supposed to look. Now compare that to the W on his vest jersey — looks like they used an upside-down M (great catch by Todd Davis). … Great shot of the 1935 Green Lake women’s hoops team, as seen on the wall of Red Mill Burgers in Seattle by Jeremy Brahm. … A blogger is taking a comprehensive look at the Stars/North Stars uniforms. It starts here and continues here (with thanks to Nicole James). … Great uni cameo shot from Steve Dewing‘s site: Boog Powell as a Dodger. … I really ought to know this, but what’s the deal with the shorts patches in this shot? … I bid on this but didn’t win it — dang. … UFC fighter Diego Sanchez has been wearing the Sacramento Kings logo on his shorts (with thanks to the Chris Creamer forum). … Those light-blue Father’s Day ribbons looked particularly odd on the Padres’ camo jerseys. … The Phillies wore theirs to the left of their memorial chest patch, while the Angels wore it to the right of theirs. … And look, Bobby Cox had one on his dugout jacket. … Josh Willingham wore “JON” on his armbands yesterday, which I assume was a memorial gesture for his brother. … Things apparently got a little freaky-deeky at Shea yesterday. … Bob Feller will turn 91 this fall, but that didn’t keep him from pitching yesterday at the Hall of Fame Classic yesterday in Cooperstown. Further details here. … Another player wearing those annoying Phiten-branded socks: Jorge de la Rosa. … OK, we all know Prince Fielder likes a baggy jersey, but come on — that’s a tent! And look how low his Cool Base armpit vent is extending. … I’ve finally figured out why I don’t like this year’s Orioles cap logo. The old version included a few touches of gold, while the new version doesn’t. I realize that fewer colors makes for easier printing, but c’mon, a gray beak? Looks so drab. Also, the word “oriole” derives from the word “golden”! Rich Frank, if you’re reading this, I expect to see the gold tones restored forthwith! … A Seattle couple renewed their wedding vows at Safeco yesterday, and chose some rather odd attire for the occasion. … Wladimir Klitschko has been wearing the Hugo Boss logo on the front and back of his waistband for years now, but he wore “fit & geimpft” for Saturday’s bout against Ruslan Chagaev. According to this story, that’s German for “fit and vaccinated,” apparently a reference to Chagaev having recently tested positive for hepatitis. … Tiger Woods faced an oh-so-vexing decision yesterday (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … Good catch by Matthew Hiett, who writes: “During Sunday night’s Dodgers/Angels game, ESPN showed this graphic for the Freeway Series. But the picture for Anaheim is actually Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, not Disneyland in California.” … Clayton Kershaw had an interesting variation on the Pedro porthole last night: Instead of his second button being unfastened, he had trouble with his third button. Greg Riffenburgh has already dubbed this the Kershaw crevice. … Speaking of Kershaw, here’s a great catch by Kevin Gee: If you look at the MLB logo on the back of Kershaw’s jersey, you can see there’s some extra stitching around it. Turns out all the Dodgers have this extra stitching. Gee speculates it’s because the Dodgers have moved their player tagging from the shirttail/jock tag area to the inner collar, probably due to the flimsiness of the Cool Base material. … If you’ve been dying to own a 1986 game-worn Phillies St. Paddy’s Day uniform, today’s your lucky day (with thanks to Adam Brodsky). … Interesting stories about CWS footwear and throwbacks (with thanks to David McGee). … “My girlfriend Bonnie and I had a few rainy days this weekend and filled them by making DIY Blazers uniforms — ’88 Drexler for me and a ’77 Walton for her,” writes Ryan Hossner. “Took around 12 hours with all of the stenciling and painting.” Full step-by-step slideshow here.

 

153 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch, MLB Edition

  • Mike Edgerly | June 22, 2009 at 8:24 am |

    Um…Check the “Boog as an Oriole” caption and link….

  • steve | June 22, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    In Seattle we don’t have the option of calling the new ballpark by it’s old name. Kingdome doesn’t really fit for a place that isn’t a dome. I just call it the Baseball Stadium. It’s right across the street from the Football Stadium.
    http://maps.google.c...

  • Mark | June 22, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    the “35” patch on the shorts of NBA players was for the 35th anniversary of the league. This was the 1980-81 season.

  • Paul Lukas | June 22, 2009 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”336140″]Um…Check the “Boog as an Oriole” caption and link….[/quote]

    Brain-lock on my part. Now fixed.

  • jude | June 22, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    I went to the Hall of Fame Classic yesterday in Cooperstown. The classic replaced the traditional exhibition between two Major League clubs that had been ongoing for years. This year’s game featured Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Fergie Jenkins, Paul Molitor, Phil Niekro and Brooks Robinson.

    The game also included Lee Smith, Steve Finley, Jeff Kent, George Foster, Jim Kaat, Bobby Grich, Mike Timlin, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Steve “Psycho” Lyons, Kevin Maas (!), Mike Pagliarulo, Jon Warden, Anthony Telford, John Doherty, Steve Rogers, Jim Hannan, Ron Robinson, Rich “Brother of B.J.” Surhoff, Johnny Grubb, Joe Lahoud, and Steve Grilli, dad of current Texas Rangers pitcher Jason.

    I got pictures of pretty much everybody.

    Guys all wore jerseys of the teams they played for, with a couple of exceptions. Hannan wore a (correctly-spelled) Nationals jersey. (He pitched from 1962 to 1970 for the Washington Senators). Lee Smith wore a San Francisco Giants road jersey (and BP hat), but never pitched for them. Lyons wore a 2004 American League All-Star game BP jersey, with #14 on the back. He told me the Hall loaned it to him because none of his old jerseys fit.

    There were also three different versions of Expos jerseys: Steve Rogers was wearing his circa 1983 duds. Anthony Telford wore his 2000 version (complete with Maurice Richard tribute) and this guy wore a blue & red style.

    Feller wore his late-1940s era stirrups with a modern Indians uniform. Grich wore a modern day Angels uniform. Surhoff wore what appeared to be a modern Phillies jersey. Maas wore a 2008 Yankees jersey, complete with All-Star Game patch.

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.) Brooks Robinson wore a black Orioles jersey that looked similar to their alts.

    Finley looked like he stole his autographed jersey back from the Hall. It had two patches: an Arizona Diamondbacks patch on his left arm and a 2000 All-Star Game patch on his right shoulder. He wore a 2001 World Series cap.

    Spaceman had two patches as well: A Jackie Robinson “Heroes” patch on his left arm, and another for a World Series – I couldn’t make out what year. (He pitched in the ’75 Series, but the logo looks different.) I couldn’t figure out what his jersey was, because I don’t know of a road jersey with red lettering but with no red collar from his era.

    Kent had a 2002 World Series patch on his right arm. Molitor wore a Twins jersey with this Minnesota Twins logo on the side.

    Before the game, I took a quick tour of the Hall, where I saw Felipe Alou’s 2005 Gigantes jersey, Billy Williams’ 1968 Cubs jersey, Kent Tekulve’s 1979 Pirates hat, an interesting 1959 Chicago White Sox jersey, a 2008 Philadelphia Phillies “Elmer Fudd” cap, a 1917 Chicago White Sox’s “Stars & Stripes” jersey, Catfish Hunter’s lime green 1968 Oakland A’s cap from his perfect game and Hank Aaron’s 1974 Atlanta Braves jersey.

    – jude

  • James Craven | June 22, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    RE: Shea base, home plate and rubber.

    The same is in the parking lot where Veterans Stadium was in Philly. I’ll dig up a picture of home plate I took for Wikipedia later on for you.

  • jude | June 22, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Here’s my best attempt to show you Spaceman’s mystery patch. The top definitely says “World Series.” I can’t make out the bottom, however.

  • Flip | June 22, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    I love the white caps. I had a Tigers Cooperstown Collection white cap with orange stripes panel piping for a number of years. I also had a similar white Brooklyn Dodgers knock off.

    The panel piping is an underused look. Both the Cubs and Senators had good-looking lids.

    The Senators’ protest was pretty cool. Better than the Indians just bitching about it.

    From the April 27, ’67 Sports Illustrated:
    Manager Joe Adcock protested after the first pitch that the white shoes worn by Pitcher Jim Nash of the A’s distracted his hitters. The protest got nowhere, and Leon Wagner of the Indians admitted that the white shoes didn’t bother him. “They just look kinda tutti-frutti,” Wagner said.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 22, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    Here is a picture of the 35th Anniversary logo.

    http://i.ebayimg.com...(g!Wk~$(KGrHgoOKiIEjlLmWN(BBJ+mm3If(g~~_1.JPG

  • Namhob | June 22, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    Paul,

    I made a mockup (similar to the Chris Creamer vectors) of what the 1964 throwbacks would look like for my uni tracking (gotta keep it accurate!). So I fiddled with the NOB and here’s your downhill arch.

    http://i400.photobuc...

  • Peter Wunsch | June 22, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    In yesterday\’s Yankees-Marlins game, the top right on the Marlins MLB patch was a matching blue; the Yankees had the normal red.

  • LI Phil | June 22, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”336150″]Paul,

    I made a mockup (similar to the Chris Creamer vectors) of what the 1964 throwbacks would look like for my uni tracking (gotta keep it accurate!). So I fiddled with the NOB and here’s your downhill arch.

    http://i400.photobuc...

    good stuff matthew…just make sure that the “vest” piping and the solid color in the c (not a wishbone) are dark blue and not black

  • Namhob | June 22, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”336153″][quote comment=”336150″]Paul,

    I made a mockup (similar to the Chris Creamer vectors) of what the 1964 throwbacks would look like for my uni tracking (gotta keep it accurate!). So I fiddled with the NOB and here’s your downhill arch.

    http://i400.photobuc...

    good stuff matthew…just make sure that the “vest” piping and the solid color in the c (not a wishbone) are dark blue and not black[/quote]
    I will make touchups now, Phil, thanks. That’s what I get for taking the colors from a photo.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 22, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    The parking lot beyond centerfield at Turner Field also shows where the field of play existed at the old Fulton County Stadium. It also includes the outfield and a memorial for the spot where Hank Aaron’s 715th homerun landed.

    http://farm1.static....

  • Scott Davis | June 22, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Pretty fun stuff tonight for the Lowell Spinners: politically correct night. The shortstop becomes “vertically challenged stop”, 4.5 innings of a male announcer/ 4.5 innings of a female announcer, bases aren’t numbered, etc.

    And tomorrow night is politically incorrect night: Yankee fans aren’t allowed in the front gate and have to be let in through the back, only women are allowed to work the concession stands, etc.

    http://bensbiz.mlblo...

  • Dustin | June 22, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    ESPN was apparently having spelling problems last night. During the Angels/Dodgers game, they were talking about Kelvim Escobar, but they first spelled the graphic “KELVIN” and then the second time it was “KELVIm.” The third time may have been the same, but they finally got it correct after many stumbles.

  • u2-horn | June 22, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote]SportsCenter typo on Friday night, as they misspelled the name of my favorite city (as spotted by Jason Heminger).[/quote]

    Paul/Phil/et al:

    you might want to remove this link or mark it NSFW, as it initially goes to a page advertising “Adult Friend Finder” before the correct image gets displayed.

    I think all ImageVenue links tend to do this randomly, so it may not do it for everybody all the time, but it did for me just now.

  • Hank | June 22, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”336157″]ESPN was apparently having spelling problems last night. During the Angels/Dodgers game, they were talking about Kelvim Escobar, but they first spelled the graphic “KELVIN” and then the second time it was “KELVIm.” The third time may have been the same, but they finally got it correct after many stumbles.[/quote]

    Perhaps the “Worldwide Leader” needs to employ some of the national spelling contestants as summer interns.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 22, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    I think those Howie Kendrick batting gloves have Franklin’s “Shok-Sorb” technology. They all have extra padding where the handle/nob of the bat rests in your palm.

    http://www.x43.com.t...

    DeMarini makes a glove with similar padding:

    http://www.athletics...

  • u2-horn | June 22, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    Here’s a post about imagevenue and another image hosting site:

    http://www.thefashio...

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?

  • Prexy Hater | June 22, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.

  • oilfan | June 22, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”336160″]I think those Howie Kendrick batting gloves have Franklin’s “Shok-Sorb” technology. They all have extra padding where the handle/nob of the bat rests in your palm.

    http://www.x43.com.t...

    DeMarini makes a glove with similar padding:

    http://www.athletics...

    Easton has been making a padded batting glove for at least 10 years. Also with the Franklin gloves – at the base of the palm is where they would always seem to blow out, at least the older ones.

    For the Dodgers – I don’t think the shirt tail tags were removed. I have an old Jays GU jersey which has similar tagging in the collar that would denote the player, year and set. The shirt tail tag remained on that one.

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    Wasn’t online all weekend, I assume someone noted that the White Sox stirrups for that game should not have been solid navy, but rather have had three fairly wide, equal width white stripes?

    —Ricko

  • JTH | June 22, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    I was actualy wondering the same thing on Saturday night.

    I guess lots of white hosiery showing would be a good idea when you’re on the road, though.

    Or maybe there’s some added deception when you’ve got the white pants and high white socks that are broken up by a little bit of color provided by the stirrups, rather than the solid white.

    Hmmmm… maybe that’s why some pitchers prefer the dark jerseys as well.

  • JTH | June 22, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”336166″]

    I was actualy wondering the same thing on Saturday night.

    I guess lots of white hosiery showing would be a good idea when you’re on the road, though.

    Or maybe there’s some added deception when you’ve got the white pants and high white socks that are broken up by a little bit of color provided by the stirrups, rather than the solid white.

    Hmmmm… maybe that’s why some pitchers prefer the dark jerseys as well.[/quote]
    Oops. This is what I was wondering:

    I’m all in favor of anything that gets players to wear more stirrups, but wouldn’t a white pant leg pulled all the way down to the shoetops achieve the same effect that Stone and Harrelson are advocating?

    Heh.

  • Lion Fan Dan | June 22, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    get well soon bryan! i know the feeling. in a 3 month span, i hurt my back, found out i had cancer and then got in a bicycle crash. keep the faith. sounds like you have good family support like i do. thanks for being a great uw contributor.

  • Frank from B-More | June 22, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Or the Orioles could just do the right thing and go back to the Cartoon Bird instead of the orinthologically correct bird they seem to change every 3 years.

  • Lion Fan Dan | June 22, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”336170″]Or the Orioles could just do the right thing and go back to the Cartoon Bird instead of the orinthologically correct bird they seem to change every 3 years.[/quote]
    yeah. they have only won the world series with the cartoon bird. i’m just excited about the 5 game winning streak and only 6 out in the wild card. if they are still in the hunt, andy is going to make a great deal, just like the trades for the cubs in 2003.

  • besty | June 22, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”336163″]Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.[/quote]
    That is absolutely correct. The Hall of Fame ceremonies should take place at a time when all the attention of baseball fans can be captured. Maybe this is one of these cases like the draft in which baseball will eventually “get it.”

  • Berto | June 22, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”336163″]Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.[/quote]

    Agreed.

  • Broadway Connie | June 22, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”336146″]Here’s my best attempt to show you Spaceman’s mystery patch. The top definitely says “World Series.” I can’t make out the bottom, however.[/quote]

    God, he looks great!

  • MPowers1634 | June 22, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”336173″][quote comment=”336163″]Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.[/quote]

    Agreed.[/quote]

    More and more, pro sports are becoming like the guy who tells you he’s a self-made man who did it completely on his own, no help from anyone…all it took was inheriting a business his father had spent 30 years building.

    —Ricko

  • Rob | June 22, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    Can we shake up the order in the UniWatch Stirrup Club and get Feller’s ‘rups pushed to the front of the queue? Beautiful.

  • LI Phil | June 22, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”336168″]get well soon bryan! i know the feeling. in a 3 month span, i hurt my back, found out i had cancer and then got in a bicycle crash. keep the faith. sounds like you have good family support like i do. thanks for being a great uw contributor.[/quote]

    i’ll echo that…

    seems like a lot of ‘hard luck’ has befallen the UW community in the past several months, but together we’ll all come out of it … hopefully those of us who are in a position to will be able to help out a little bit and those of us who aren’t can send along their well wishes

    get better soon, bry! your herculean efforts on behalf of the UW community are greatly appreciated

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”336177″]Can we shake up the order in the UniWatch Stirrup Club and get Feller’s ‘rups pushed to the front of the queue? Beautiful.[/quote]

    If Feller’s socks were accurate to the late ’40s-’60’s era, the stripes would be lower, closer to the stirrups.

    It amazes me that stirrup manufacturers today would produce a sock that would have called a football sock in its time and call it a baseball sock. They don’t even check the history of their own industry.

    Don’t believe me, look at actual photos and see how close the stripes are to the stirrups. They’re mid-to-low calf, not high calf to knee. There just was not, typically, that much solid color area between the stirrup and the stripes. Was about equal solid area above and below the stripes.

    Stripes that high don’t allow for typical blousing of pants, where the pants fall to mid-calf or so. Stripes that high would have been mostly covered by the bloused pants.

    Ain’t my opinion. Is fact. As I said, just look at photos from 50’s and early ’60s.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    Larry Doby, same team, same era.
    Stirrups stripes much lower than Feller’s replicas.

    http://lesterslegend...

    —Ricko

  • Alex | June 22, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    about the Rays photo: do they always take it up there when they win? or is that just a mistake on their part?

  • M.Princip | June 22, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    Get well soon Bry. I’m a huge Wilco fan as well. Really lookin’ forward to their tour, since, they are also playing with some great opening acts including a brilliant band from the great Northwest, Blitzen Trapper.

  • ronnie poore | June 22, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”336144″]

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.)

    – jude[/quote]

    Phil is wearing a 66-67 Atlanta jersey (without the Native American sleeve patch) and a 68-69 solid navy cap (the Braves switched to pinstriped unis in 68 and got rid of the red bill on their caps)
    details here:
    http://exhibits.base...

  • mtjaws | June 22, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    FINA approves new swimsuits.

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”336183″][quote comment=”336144″]

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.)

    – jude[/quote]

    Phil is wearing a 66-67 Atlanta jersey (without the Native American sleeve patch) and a 68-69 solid navy cap (the Braves switched to pinstriped unis in 68 and got rid of the red bill on their caps)
    details here:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Yup, brought that jersey/look with them from Milwaukee. Last season or two in Wisconsin the tri-color trim and the tomahawk disappeared, and simple navy Detroit-style piping was the look. Actually the only significant difference between the last Milwaukee unis and the first Atlanta set was the hat letter changing from an M to an A.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”336183″][quote comment=”336144″]

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.)

    – jude[/quote]

    Phil is wearing a 66-67 Atlanta jersey (without the Native American sleeve patch) and a 68-69 solid navy cap (the Braves switched to pinstriped unis in 68 and got rid of the red bill on their caps)
    details here:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Red bill lasted through ’69, at home. Have mid-season photos showing the pins with the 1969 anniversary patch and a navy hat with the red visor. They may not have worn the red bill full-time at home, but they did wear it…and it definitely was gone by 1970.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”336165″]Wasn’t online all weekend, I assume someone noted that the White Sox stirrups for that game should not have been solid navy, but rather have had three fairly wide, equal width white stripes?[/quote]

    Ricko, over the weekend there was a very nice picture linked: it showed White Sox players Sherm Lollar, Sam Esposito and others viewing BP at Yankee Stadium (remember that iron-faced mezzanine level?) That pic showed those stirrups in full view.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    As a general comments, I’m suprised nobody has linked the Dick Allen “smoking and juggling” SI cover yet in an attempt to see if you could view his eyebrows.

    And I’ll bet that Hawk Harrelson said that he would wear his socks up to his “BEE hind”. ;-)

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”336187″][quote comment=”336165″]Wasn’t online all weekend, I assume someone noted that the White Sox stirrups for that game should not have been solid navy, but rather have had three fairly wide, equal width white stripes?[/quote]

    Ricko, over the weekend there was a very nice picture linked: it showed White Sox players Sherm Lollar, Sam Esposito and others viewing BP at Yankee Stadium (remember that iron-faced mezzanine level?) That pic showed those stirrups in full view.[/quote]

    Good. Pretty sure neither Esposito nor Lollar were with the ’64 White Sox, but the point was made, I’m sure. Namely that from ’49 or so through ’71–when the switch came to red stirrups with the circle sox logo on the side—the White Sox never wore stirrups that did not have stripes.

    –Ricko

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”336176″]… the guy who tells you he’s a self-made man who did it completely on his own, no help from anyone…all it took was inheriting a business his father had spent 30 years building.[/quote]I used to work for someone who was listed annually in the “40 under 40” compilation of successful business persons. A lot was made of what a talented Chicago real estate developer he was: never mentioned in all of this was the fact that his father was a multimillionaire RE developer in Northern Indiana. :-))

  • Hank | June 22, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    LOL. Just watched Stripes over the weekend. Sgt. Hulka, our big toe.

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    – Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.

    i doubt many african american yankee fans would see the “fun” in this gesture. there is a difference between political correctness and recalling the halcyon days of institutional racism. you don’t get it and probably never will.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”336189″]Good. Pretty sure neither Esposito nor Lollar were with the ’64 White Sox, but the point was made, I’m sure. Namely that from ’49 or so through ’71–when the switch came to red stirrups with the circle sox logo on the side—the White Sox never wore stirrups that did not have stripes.[/quote]AFAIK the caption of the picture was “Mantle taking BP” so that might narrow it down. Also in the pic was JC Martin.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”336191″] Sgt. Hulka, our big toe.[/quote]Well, not flaming or anything.

  • Mike Engle | June 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”336185″][quote comment=”336183″][quote comment=”336144″]

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.)

    – jude[/quote]

    Phil is wearing a 66-67 Atlanta jersey (without the Native American sleeve patch) and a 68-69 solid navy cap (the Braves switched to pinstriped unis in 68 and got rid of the red bill on their caps)
    details here:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Yup, brought that jersey/look with them from Milwaukee. Last season or two in Wisconsin the tri-color trim and the tomahawk disappeared, and simple navy Detroit-style piping was the look. Actually the only significant difference between the last Milwaukee unis and the first Atlanta set was the hat letter changing from an M to an A.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yeah, that and the goddamn loathsome bastard child of a head covering otherwise known as the New Era 3930. Yuck-o, should have said Ricko.

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”336192″][quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    – Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.

    i doubt many african american yankee fans would see the “fun” in this gesture. there is a difference between political correctness and recalling the halcyon days of institutional racism. you don’t get it and probably never will.[/quote]

    What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”336192″][quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    – Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.

    i doubt many african american yankee fans would see the “fun” in this gesture. there is a difference between political correctness and recalling the halcyon days of institutional racism. you don’t get it and probably never will.[/quote]

    I think that’s in reference to them using the tradesman’s entrance in the back. It was about not wanting carpenters, carpet layers, etc, using the front door while they were working. Don’t think it’s racially intended. Unless, of course, someone decides to make it that way. Now, if they made people use separate drinking fountains, that would be horribly wrong.

    Worked with a woman (a Caucasion woman) who went ballistic one day when someone used the old saw about “calling a spade a spade”. She went off on on some tirade about that horrible racial remark.

    That saying is about a SHOVEL. Took us a a while to prove it to her, but we did.

    —Ricko

  • Mike Engle | June 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”336195″][quote comment=”336185″][quote comment=”336183″][quote comment=”336144″]

    Niekro wore a Braves jersey similar to the throwback they sell of his, but I don’t know which year that would be. Any help? (Here’s the back.)

    – jude[/quote]

    Phil is wearing a 66-67 Atlanta jersey (without the Native American sleeve patch) and a 68-69 solid navy cap (the Braves switched to pinstriped unis in 68 and got rid of the red bill on their caps)
    details here:
    http://exhibits.base...

    Yup, brought that jersey/look with them from Milwaukee. Last season or two in Wisconsin the tri-color trim and the tomahawk disappeared, and simple navy Detroit-style piping was the look. Actually the only significant difference between the last Milwaukee unis and the first Atlanta set was the hat letter changing from an M to an A.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yeah, that and the goddamn loathsome bastard child of a head covering otherwise known as the New Era 3930. Yuck-o, should have said Ricko.[/quote]
    Ouch, are you fucking kidding me? Flipping through that gallery made me puke a couple of times. Niekro’s 3930, Brooks Robinson wearing a black softball top (orange would have been cooler on him if he HAD to have a softball top, because Brooks’ company made the Orioles’ orange uniforms back in the day), Jim Kaat wearing a home pinstriped top over solid gray pants…
    Almost makes this look good. (Should be a tri-color cap, not the all-blue. Time match FAIL.)

  • scott | June 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”336163″]Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.[/quote]

    If it was that big a deal, then the Orioles should have moved their game time. I’m not convinced that most fans care all that much about the induction ceremony.

    If MLB REALLY cared about Cooperstown and induction weekend, they could have kept the annual exhibition game part of the weekend. Or better yet, they would play a genuine regular season game at Doubleday.

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”336199″][quote comment=”336163″]Hearing about the Hall of Fame Classic reminded me about the biggest problem with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    It happens at the same time as MLB games.

    A few years ago, when Cal Ripken was inducted, all of Baltimore’s attention should have been toward the game. Camden Yards should have held a viewing party before their home game against the Yankees.

    Instead, the game was at 1PM, meaning that fans had to choose between watching Ripken’s induction speech or watching the Orioles play a baseball game.

    Perhaps MLB should not play 1PM ET games that Sunday, or move the ceremony to a Monday or the day after the All Star Game. The Baseball Hall of Fame is special, and its induction ceremony should not be competing against live baseball.[/quote]

    If it was that big a deal, then the Orioles should have moved their game time. I’m not convinced that most fans care all that much about the induction ceremony.

    If MLB REALLY cared about Cooperstown and induction weekend, they could have kept the annual exhibition game part of the weekend. Or better yet, they would play a genuine regular season game at Doubleday.[/quote]

    My point exactly.
    “If they really cared…”
    Evidently, they don’t.

    —Ricko

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  • jude | June 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    I agree that Jim Kaat should have worn an outfit that matched.

    The exhibition, when it was played by curent major leaguers, was scheduled on a Monday in previous years. That was an off-day for a lot of teams, so it could be argued that the eyes of the baseball watching world were on Cooperstown. But yesterday, yes, it just competed with everything else.

    – jude

  • Mark in Shiga | June 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    I love the colors on those Civil Rights Game jerseys — much better than the dullness that they’d been wearing the past few years — but that patch is an eyesore. At least put it on the sleeve instead of the back. On the back, where you’re looking for a player number and/or name, it’s really distracting.

    BTW, why did the White Sox get to participate in this game two years in a row?

  • jude | June 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”336199]
    If MLB REALLY cared about Cooperstown and induction weekend, they could have kept the annual exhibition game part of the weekend. Or better yet, they would play a genuine regular season game at Doubleday.[/quote]

    Sorry for the double post, but this comment just popped up. I don’t know if I agree with this assessment. Severing the game from the induction ceremonies gave the village of Cooperstown’s business owners twice as many opportunities to sell overpriced schwag and generate sales tax revenue.

    It boosts revenue at the Hall too. I overheard a HOF staffer say yesterday that they were going to get 2,000 visitors on Sunday.

    – jude

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”336200″]What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.[/quote]

    Are you insane?

    “Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.”

    Because Lowell, Massachusetts is from the Confederate Northern US, they would be against the Yankee South. Sure, that might be a senisitive subject, but you’re taking it way out of context. Like WAYYYYYY out of context as a minor-league baseball promotion.

    Oneonta, NY is the home of the Oneonta Tigers – the Spinners’ opposition in that game. The fact that the Red Sox and Yankees have a heated rivalry allows for this type of incorrectness to be played out in a fun way. I would guess that there are a lot of people who travel from New York to see these games wearing their Yankees merchandise. Hence the politically-incorrect rule which is made to be fun. It has no racial overtones whatsoever aside from a minor-league team having a little fun with their fans despite your calling for an NAACP investigation.

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.

  • Alex | June 22, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    Anyone else find it funny that the guy making the throwback Blazers “jerseys” is wearing a Denver Nuggets throwback-logo t-shirt while he’s doing it… hmmm, maybe not such a Blazers fan?

  • dave r | June 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”336206″][quote comment=”336200″]What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.[/quote]

    Are you insane?

    “Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.”

    Because Lowell, Massachusetts is from the Confederate Northern US, they would be against the Yankee South. Sure, that might be a senisitive subject, but you’re taking it way out of context. Like WAYYYYYY out of context as a minor-league baseball promotion.

    Oneonta, NY is the home of the Oneonta Tigers – the Spinners’ opposition in that game. The fact that the Red Sox and Yankees have a heated rivalry allows for this type of incorrectness to be played out in a fun way. I would guess that there are a lot of people who travel from New York to see these games wearing their Yankees merchandise. Hence the politically-incorrect rule which is made to be fun. It has no racial overtones whatsoever aside from a minor-league team having a little fun with their fans despite your calling for an NAACP investigation.

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.[/quote]

    Teebz, your Canadian-ness is showing. Yankees (i.e. Union, Blue)=North, Confederates (Rebels, Gray)=South.

    But the rest of your post is right on. Just a fun promotion.

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”336208″][quote comment=”336206″][quote comment=”336200″]What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.[/quote]

    Are you insane?

    “Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.”

    Because Lowell, Massachusetts is from the Confederate Northern US, they would be against the Yankee South. Sure, that might be a senisitive subject, but you’re taking it way out of context. Like WAYYYYYY out of context as a minor-league baseball promotion.

    Oneonta, NY is the home of the Oneonta Tigers – the Spinners’ opposition in that game. The fact that the Red Sox and Yankees have a heated rivalry allows for this type of incorrectness to be played out in a fun way. I would guess that there are a lot of people who travel from New York to see these games wearing their Yankees merchandise. Hence the politically-incorrect rule which is made to be fun. It has no racial overtones whatsoever aside from a minor-league team having a little fun with their fans despite your calling for an NAACP investigation.

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.[/quote]

    Teebz, your Canadian-ness is showing. Yankees (i.e. Union, Blue)=North, Confederates (Rebels, Gray)=South.

    But the rest of your post is right on. Just a fun promotion.[/quote]

    Damn it!

    We don’t get much on that part of US history aside from slavery was defeated, and a lot of the slaves who escaped made it north via the Underground Railroad which Canada was a large part of.

    My bad entirely on that. Thanks for the clarification, Dave. And I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone.

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”336207″]Anyone else find it funny that the guy making the throwback Blazers “jerseys” is wearing a Denver Nuggets throwback-logo t-shirt while he’s doing it… hmmm, maybe not such a Blazers fan?[/quote]

    He still could be. I’m a huge Steelers fan, but I have shirts from other NFL teams I like. I didn’t even use the Steelers uni design for my membership card. I’m loyal to my teams, but not necessarily to my teams’ uniforms.

  • Paulio | June 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”336206″][quote comment=”336200″]What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.[/quote]

    Are you insane?

    “Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.”

    Because Lowell, Massachusetts is from the Confederate Northern US, they would be against the Yankee South. Sure, that might be a senisitive subject, but you’re taking it way out of context. Like WAYYYYYY out of context as a minor-league baseball promotion.

    Oneonta, NY is the home of the Oneonta Tigers – the Spinners’ opposition in that game. The fact that the Red Sox and Yankees have a heated rivalry allows for this type of incorrectness to be played out in a fun way. I would guess that there are a lot of people who travel from New York to see these games wearing their Yankees merchandise. Hence the politically-incorrect rule which is made to be fun. It has no racial overtones whatsoever aside from a minor-league team having a little fun with their fans despite your calling for an NAACP investigation.

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.[/quote]

    Also, it’s not like there are any misconceptions about what kind of night you are you going to be in for while going to the game. Considering the promotion is on the internet and (I would assume) all over the local news outlets one can hardly say that they were misled into thinking it’s going to be a normal night at the ballpark. If nothing else I would say the most offensive part of the night would be where obese people are going to be forced to buy an extra ticket.

    My favorite part is where they are having the pre-game soccer game and keeping score to teach the kids about winning and losing. I think there need to be more nights like this in our day and age.

    Also, it would be fun to be there tonight to hear the different national anthems of the different countries represented by the players.

  • MPowers1634 | June 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”336208″][quote comment=”336206″][quote comment=”336200″]What, exactly, is racist about making all Yankee fans of all colours, religions, and creeds enter through the same gate?

    Stretching this a bit thin, aren’t you? Maybe just don’t go to the game if you don’t agree with the promotion.

    i wonder how many honorees at yesterday’s civil rights game would agree with you. this promotion should be renamed “male wasps without any imperfections night”. complimentary brown tees could be given out.[/quote]

    Are you insane?

    “Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.”

    Because Lowell, Massachusetts is from the Confederate Northern US, they would be against the Yankee South. Sure, that might be a senisitive subject, but you’re taking it way out of context. Like WAYYYYYY out of context as a minor-league baseball promotion.

    Oneonta, NY is the home of the Oneonta Tigers – the Spinners’ opposition in that game. The fact that the Red Sox and Yankees have a heated rivalry allows for this type of incorrectness to be played out in a fun way. I would guess that there are a lot of people who travel from New York to see these games wearing their Yankees merchandise. Hence the politically-incorrect rule which is made to be fun. It has no racial overtones whatsoever aside from a minor-league team having a little fun with their fans despite your calling for an NAACP investigation.

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.[/quote]

    Teebz, your Canadian-ness is showing. Yankees (i.e. Union, Blue)=North, Confederates (Rebels, Gray)=South.

    But the rest of your post is right on. Just a fun promotion.[/quote]

    Our friend Leon is helping to create a new UW acronym CPFTSOCP…creating problems for the sake of creating problems.

    and Ricko, the woman who had to be enlightened about the context of the spade comment, was literally illustrating her own ignorance while attempting to berate the ignorance of others…classic.

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    Lighten up indeed. We all need to stop taking every little thing so seriously. And even though I’m white, that doesn’t mean I don’t “get it.” I’m Polish – the one nationality you can still make fun of in public and no one thinks anything of it. I’m also 2nd generation, which means my people weren’t slave owners or anything of the sort; they were too busy fighting for their own existence as my homeland was swallowed up several times over the years by other European countries.

    If someone tells me a Polish joke, yeah sometimes I try to make them feel a little guilty; but if it works then I laugh it off and tell them not to worry. We all need to be proud of our heritages, and we all need to be sensitive of others, but we all really need to lighten up as well.

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.

    Other “fun” activities planned for this evening:
    — The “shortstop” becomes the “Vertically Challenged Stop”, while other positions are referred to in gender-neutral terms (ie “First Base Person”)
    Ha-Ha!
    – A PC Policeperson (Spinner intern) dressed in green will roam the concourse correcting politically incorrect statements and actions. Watch out you over indulgent ketchup or mustard user. Waste is politically incorrect!
    It is? It’s just wasteful.
    – Bases aren’t numbered (because no base is better than another)
    LOL
    – Salute to Hybrids/Solar Energy/Recycling (otherwise known as Crunchy Granola types) Because trying to save energy is mockable.
    – Bat-Person – one boy & one girl (We wouldn’t want to break Title IX rules)
    Because Title IX didn’t help anybody.
    – Play Anthems of all countries our players are from (Get ready for a nice loooooooong pre-game!)
    Because playing to the pride of foreign born players is what, un-american?
    – Our PA Announcer will speak different languages throughout the game to insure all fans are catered to.
    how many can he/she speak (correctly)?
    Our PA Announcers will also switch, with 4.5 innings of a male and 4.5 innings of a female to announce our players.
    Because females shouldn’t do this?
    – Our traditional pre-game field of dreams will feature both a pregame softball game and little league game, so both male and female teams are allowed to play.
    Because females should only play softball?

    – Fans who possess a Green Card to prove legal residency get 15% off in the store.
    Boy, this idea is too funny.

    – Obesity, particularly in children, is a major issue so we will be offering in-game physical fitness for our fans. We will also offer a table for fans to register for a season long Spinners Fan Biggest Loser contest to promote healthier living.
    Not eating the food available at this game would be the biggest promotion of fitness.

    – No position announced with errors because we would never want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Can’t we all be winners?
    Nope.

    – “Honor” those local high schools that changed their team mascots because team names like “Red Men” and “Warriors” are offensive.
    Because they aren’t offensive, are they?

    Politically Incorrect Night

    – The first 500 MEN will receive road maps for navigation on the roads, since we know men
    would never pull over and ask for directions. Yuk. Yuk.
    – Fans who cannot fit through the turnstile will be charged for a “companion seat.” However, since all of our seats are sold out, they will be asked to purchase an additional “standing room only” ticket. Airline seat belts will be used as a measuring stick (one seatbelt OK, two seatbelts NO WAY).
    Because fat people should be publically ridiculed.

    – Yankees fans will not be allowed to enter through the main gate. These fans will be shown to a back entrance way for special entry.
    – Giveaway Gas Cards as a prize to the fans that arrive at the game using the biggest gas guzzlers.
    Because guzzling gas is a good thing.
    – All-Time Politically Incorrect Moment will be determined by the fans (still looking for submissions)
    I submit this game.

    – Only Females will work in the concession stands taking orders, to insure that women provide the men with their food.
    hardie-har-har!
    – The fifth inning will be designated as time for women to get their husbands/boyfriends an in-game snack and/or beverage because they have worked hard all day
    Because the women haven’t!

    – Everything is in English because people should be speaking our country’s language.
    How is this different from every other night?
    – Youth Soccer Game in outfield and we keep score, because kids need to learn about winning and losing.

    – A salute to those teams who have remained strong and refused to change their “offensive” team (local high schools, like colleges, in Massachusetts have been forced to change their team names) while mocking those teams that did change.
    Because changing with the times is dumb.
    – At 8 p.m. cots will be available for elderly people to nap while the remainder of their party enjoys the game.
    Probably be a greater percentage of elderly at this promotion!

    – Players making errors will have clips played on the video board mocking their misplays (Mine, Mine, Mine from Finding Nemo and DOH! From the Simpsons highlighting the clips).
    Bet the players won’t get pissed by that.

  • LI Phil | June 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote]I would say the most offensive part of the night would be where obese people are going to be forced to buy an extra ticket.[/quote]

    wait…what?

    /just spit water into my computer screen…is that true? (didn’t read the story, sorry)

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    This post is sponsored by Timex (hey, if the Giants can do it, why can’t I?). Just send all the proceeds to Bryan’s relief fund.

    I like the mention about the Spaghetti Bowl. I used to have a cheap electric football game with the Snickers logo on it, which made me think, why not have a Candy Bowl? So now that my son is old enough to play, I took a styrofoam bowl, covered it in foil and filled it with candy. Then on New Years Day we played on my old-school gameboard (with the cool diagonal lines in the end zones). The winner gets the candy (which tasted good, by the way), and rights to hold the bowl until next year.

  • JTH | June 22, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”336213″][quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote]

    Lighten up indeed. We all need to stop taking every little thing so seriously. And even though I’m white, that doesn’t mean I don’t “get it.” I’m Polish – the one nationality you can still make fun of in public and no one thinks anything of it. I’m also 2nd generation, which means my people weren’t slave owners or anything of the sort; they were too busy fighting for their own existence as my homeland was swallowed up several times over the years by other European countries.

    If someone tells me a Polish joke, yeah sometimes I try to make them feel a little guilty; but if it works then I laugh it off and tell them not to worry. We all need to be proud of our heritages, and we all need to be sensitive of others, but we all really need to lighten up as well.[/quote]
    Polish is THE ONE nationality people can still make fun of in public?

    Dude, I’m Irish, Italian and German. All three of those are usually considered fair game.

  • Alex | June 22, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=\”336210\”][quote comment=\”336207\”]Anyone else find it funny that the guy making the throwback Blazers \”jerseys\” is wearing a Denver Nuggets throwback-logo t-shirt while he\’s doing it… hmmm, maybe not such a Blazers fan?[/quote]

    He still could be. I\’m a huge Steelers fan, but I have shirts from other NFL teams I like. I didn\’t even use the Steelers uni design for my membership card. I\’m loyal to my teams, but not necessarily to my teams\’ uniforms.[/quote]

    Maybe so, but you\’re not wearing a Bengals shirt any time soon, are you? The Blazers and Nugs aren\’t exactly heated rivals, but they are division rivals and I know I sure as heck won\’t be wearing a Blazers shirt ever.

  • Michael | June 22, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    Intercolumn in the Sunday Green Bay Press-Gazette about a local man who has a rather large collection of Packers items. The part that I think most Uni-Watch readers would find most facinating: he has the mock-up of the helmet designed by former GM Ron Wolf in the “gold” color. The article is here: http://www.greenbayp.... You can also kinda make out the helmet in this picture (in the far background, look to the right of the white folding table with the SB 31 logo and just above the bar stool… you can see a hint of gold): http://www.greenbayp....

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”336214″]You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.

    Other “fun” activities planned for this evening[/quote] won’t include you since you disapprove.

    At what point will you stop bitching and complaining on this forum, and just not buy tickets? Here’s an original and innovative idea: WRITE THE TEAM WITH YOUR COMPLAINTS.

    Now I could go through each of the points you made futilely, but I’m not wasting my time, the space, or everyone’s time.

    For the sake of baseball, the world, anything Holy, minor-league ball players, the readers of this site, and anyone else who I’ve forgotten because I’m politically-incorrect, give it a rest.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”336204″]BTW, why did the White Sox get to participate in this game two years in a row?[/quote]
    I think it might have something to do with the fact that Reinsdorf is on the Minority Opportunity Committee for MLB (he may just be the chairman of that too).

    My question is this: Okay, I understand Memphis and April and that connection to Civil Rights: but, now that they’ve decided that the game can be anyplace and anytime, why not START in Brooklyn (or close) and Cleveland????

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”336217″]Dude, I’m Irish, Italian and German.

    All three of those are usually considered fair game.[/quote]
    So this Irishman walks into a bar…. wait, of course the Irishman was already IN the bar; so this Irishman is in a bar, and…

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    After reading all the stuff going on at the Lowell Spinners game, it does sound dumb; and I probably wouldn’t go to either night, but that’s me. If other people want to go, I don’t see the problem. Just look at it as satire, Leon – like watching “All in the Family.” Sometimes satire is an effective way to get people to think. Okay enough of this. Unless there’s a uni-related reason to continue this discussion, it should be moved to the letters-to-the-editor section of your local paper.

  • Paulio | June 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    I have some more ideas for the UN-PC baseball night, some which might be pushing the limits of good taste (as if that wasn’t a problem already).

    – All kids under the age of 14 can only come in with both biological parents.

    – No guy-guy or girl-girl couples will be alloweed incase they are homosexuals.

    – All handicap access areas will be temporarily under construction for maintenance.

    – All consessions will be served with extra bacon to ostracize (sp?) vegetarians.

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    sorry everyone
    i just woke from this weird dream. it was 1949 and i was in lowell, mass…..

    hey how ’bout that pga????!!!

  • LI Phil | June 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote]Dude, I’m Irish, Italian and German[/quote]

    *prepares self for jack woltz/tom hagen lines*

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    my bad!
    us open!!!

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”336221″][quote comment=”336204″]BTW, why did the White Sox get to participate in this game two years in a row?[/quote]
    I think it might have something to do with the fact that Reinsdorf is on the Minority Opportunity Committee for MLB (he may just be the chairman of that too).

    My question is this: Okay, I understand Memphis and April and that connection to Civil Rights: but, now that they’ve decided that the game can be anyplace and anytime, why not START in Brooklyn (or close) and Cleveland????[/quote]

    How bout that. Posted this photo two hours ago for one reason, and it relevant again already for an entirely different reason.
    http://lesterslegend...

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”336224″]I have some more ideas for the UN-PC baseball night, some which might be pushing the limits of good taste (as if that wasn’t a problem already).

    – All kids under the age of 14 can only come in with both biological parents.

    – No guy-guy or girl-girl couples will be alloweed incase they are homosexuals.

    – All handicap access areas will be temporarily under construction for maintenance.

    – All consessions will be served with extra bacon to ostracize (sp?) vegetarians.[/quote]

    Big cigarette ad on the scoreboard would be nice, too.

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”336217″][quote comment=”336213″][quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]
    Polish is THE ONE nationality people can still make fun of in public?

    Dude, I’m Irish, Italian and German.

    All three of those are usually considered fair game.[/quote]

    True, although y’all tend to pick on us after others pick on you. :) Seriously, I get your comment. Should have said ONE OF the nationalities you can still make fun of in public.

    Now to make this uni-related, you can pick on us, but you have to admit we look good going down to World-Cup-first-round defeat in our white jerseys and red shorts…

  • Ricko | June 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    How ’bout this for Lowell?
    Smoking AND sexist.
    (Please, no comments about her possibiy being chased by sausages).
    http://blogs.sfweekl...

  • leon | June 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”336231″]How ’bout this for Lowell?
    Smoking AND sexist.
    (Please, no comments about her possibiy being chased by sausages).
    http://blogs.sfweekl...

    light up and lighten up.

  • JimV19 | June 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”336218″][quote comment=\”336210\”][quote comment=\”336207\”]Anyone else find it funny that the guy making the throwback Blazers \”jerseys\” is wearing a Denver Nuggets throwback-logo t-shirt while he\’s doing it… hmmm, maybe not such a Blazers fan?[/quote]

    He still could be. I\’m a huge Steelers fan, but I have shirts from other NFL teams I like. I didn\’t even use the Steelers uni design for my membership card. I\’m loyal to my teams, but not necessarily to my teams\’ uniforms.[/quote]

    Maybe so, but you\’re not wearing a Bengals shirt any time soon, are you? The Blazers and Nugs aren\’t exactly heated rivals, but they are division rivals and I know I sure as heck won\’t be wearing a Blazers shirt ever.[/quote]

    Point taken. Although…if the Ravens had taken the name and colors of the old Baltimore Stallions or Baltimore Stars, I’d wear that shirt while rooting for Pittsburgh. As long as I have the black and gold on at game time, that is.

  • Jeff Mayer | June 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”336226″]*prepares self for jack woltz/tom hagen lines*[/quote]Tom wasn’t Italian at all.

    I just want to say that you’re taking this very personally…

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”336231″]How ’bout this for Lowell?
    Smoking AND sexist.[/quote]
    It’s okay to light these up, as long as you use a filter.

  • Berto | June 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”336213″][quote comment=”336175″][quote comment=”336162″]the troglodytes who came up with those lowell spinners’ promotions could use some serious consciousness-raising. making light of societal shortcomings and physical differences in this manner requires a subtle touch lost on this organization. why not some donkey basketball or eddie gaedel look-alike night while they’re at it?[/quote]

    Lighten up, Francis.[/quote][quote comment=”336214″]You’re grasping for something that isn’t there, and is in no way a slight to any person of colour, creed, or religion. Again, if you don’t like it, don’t go. It’s as simple as that.

    Other “fun” activities planned for this evening:
    — The “shortstop” becomes the “Vertically Challenged Stop”, while other positions are referred to in gender-neutral terms (ie “First Base Person”)
    Ha-Ha!

    …CLIPPED FOR BREVITY…

    – Players making errors will have clips played on the video board mocking their misplays (Mine, Mine, Mine from Finding Nemo and DOH! From the Simpsons highlighting the clips).
    Bet the players won’t get pissed by that.[/quote]

    Awesome. This looks like a lot of fun. It works extra well having the two nights back to back. Tis is what minor league baseball is all about. Weird fun stuff.

  • JTH | June 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    Did someone say smoking and sexist?

  • Kris Fulton | June 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    I was conviced those Kings jerseys were a fake, but they did indeed exist: http://www.gettyimag...
    http://www.gettyimag...

  • Berto | June 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”336238″]Did someone say smoking and sexist?[/quote]

    Ha! Ohhhh the past, you were so bad.

  • A.J. Zydzik | June 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    my team (Vfl Wolfsburg-Bundesliga champs 08/09!!!!!) has just released their kits for the 09/10 season. http://www.vflwolfsb...

    Neon yellow Champions League jersey looks predictably ugly, home and away jerseys could be much worse. this is their first season after being outfitted by Nike for the last 5 years, and I was fearing they might go with the sports bra look like they have on a few other teams kits. I dont understand Nike/Adidas/etc recent fascination with having offsetting colors on the opposing sleeves, but Im reasonably happy with how these look

  • War Damn Eagle | June 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”336241″]my team (Vfl Wolfsburg-Bundesliga champs 08/09!!!!!) has just released their kits for the 09/10 season. http://www.vflwolfsb...

    Neon yellow Champions League jersey looks predictably ugly, home and away jerseys could be much worse. this is their first season after being outfitted by Nike for the last 5 years, and I was fearing they might go with the sports bra look like they have on a few other teams kits. I dont understand Nike/Adidas/etc recent fascination with having offsetting colors on the opposing sleeves, but Im reasonably happy with how these look[/quote]

    I’m glad DC United’s VW corporate sponsorship logos don’t add a completely unrelated color like Wolfsburg’s:

    http://www.soccerbyi...

    http://upload.wikime...

  • Paul Lukas | June 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”336234″]To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.[/quote]

    Not working for me either, for the past few days. Major bummer.

    As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.

  • A.J. Zydzik | June 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”336242″][quote comment=”336241″]my team (Vfl Wolfsburg-Bundesliga champs 08/09!!!!!) has just released their kits for the 09/10 season. http://www.vflwolfsb...

    Neon yellow Champions League jersey looks predictably ugly, home and away jerseys could be much worse. this is their first season after being outfitted by Nike for the last 5 years, and I was fearing they might go with the sports bra look like they have on a few other teams kits. I dont understand Nike/Adidas/etc recent fascination with having offsetting colors on the opposing sleeves, but Im reasonably happy with how these look[/quote]

    I’m glad DC United’s VW corporate sponsorship logos don’t add a completely unrelated color like Wolfsburg’s:

    http://www.soccerbyi...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I see what you are saying, but VW is from Wolfsburg and own a majority of the team, dont know if that should play any role, I am well familiar with most people’s views on corporate sponsorships on jerseys, this seems like one that makes sense though…

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”336243″][quote comment=”336234″]To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.[/quote]

    Not working for me either, for the past few days. Major bummer.

    As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.[/quote]

    Without asking the sexual orientation of men and women entering the ballpark, I would guess that it would be tough to determine. It hasn’t stopped the Kiss Cam in St. Louis, though. Or in Minnesota. LOL

  • mike 2 | June 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”336243″][quote comment=”336234″]To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.[/quote]

    Not working for me either, for the past few days. Major bummer.

    As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.[/quote]

    I’ve seen it in Calgary at Flames games.

    (now I’m going to have that Sixpence None the Richer song in my head all afternoon)

  • Mary | June 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    Check out these batting gloves used to belong to Howie Kendrick of the Angels. Never seen that padding on the palm and index finger before (with thanks to Brett Crane)

    CORRECTION: Those batting gloves belong to Howie Kendrick, of the Salt Lake Bees (The Angels Triple A affiliate). He is spending some well deserved time facing triple A pitching.

  • War Damn Eagle | June 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”336244″][quote comment=”336242″][quote comment=”336241″]my team (Vfl Wolfsburg-Bundesliga champs 08/09!!!!!) has just released their kits for the 09/10 season. http://www.vflwolfsb...

    Neon yellow Champions League jersey looks predictably ugly, home and away jerseys could be much worse. this is their first season after being outfitted by Nike for the last 5 years, and I was fearing they might go with the sports bra look like they have on a few other teams kits. I dont understand Nike/Adidas/etc recent fascination with having offsetting colors on the opposing sleeves, but Im reasonably happy with how these look[/quote]

    I’m glad DC United’s VW corporate sponsorship logos don’t add a completely unrelated color like Wolfsburg’s:

    http://www.soccerbyi...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I see what you are saying, but VW is from Wolfsburg and own a majority of the team, dont know if that should play any role, I am well familiar with most people’s views on corporate sponsorships on jerseys, this seems like one that makes sense though…[/quote]

    Yeah, I completely understand. Corporate sponsorships are just par for the course in club soccer. But I’m glad DC United kept the logo very simple. It was a big deal to go away from the traditional 3 stripes across the chest. I hope they return to it one day.

    http://photos.upi.co...

    http://photos.upi.co...

    http://www.washingto...

    http://www.majorleag...

    http://web.mlsnet.co...

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    http://images.dailyr...

  • Berto | June 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    Speaking of PC/Un-PC and the ice cream caps from yesterday a company in the SF bay area came out with these:

    https://hellatight.c...

    From the pics on the site it looks like a rec team plays in them:

    https://hellatight.c...

    They also have these:

    https://hellatight.c...

  • JTH | June 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”336245″][quote comment=”336243″][quote comment=”336234″]To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.[/quote]

    Not working for me either, for the past few days. Major bummer.

    As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.[/quote]

    Without asking the sexual orientation of men and women entering the ballpark, I would guess that it would be tough to determine. It hasn’t stopped the Kiss Cam in St. Louis, though. Or in Minnesota. LOL[/quote]
    Must be a hockey thing… At a Chicago Wolves game I was attending, the kiss cam focused on Sean McMorrow of the Rockford IceHogs and one of the linesmen. McMorrow obliged by giving the linesman a peck on the cheek.

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”336250″]
    Must be a hockey thing… At a Chicago Wolves game I was attending, the kiss cam focused on Sean McMorrow of the Rockford IceHogs and one of the linesmen. McMorrow obliged by giving the linesman a peck on the cheek.[/quote]

    Maybe hockey is just more accepting? LOL

    I do know that Frank Calder, the first President of the NHL, made this statement in 1927: “Pro hockey has no ruling against the colored man, nor is it likely to ever draw the line.” He was, of course, referring to MLB’s segregation problem. What prompted the comment was an amateur hockey team named the Boston Black Panthers who were a team of African-American men. Of course, the term “Black Panther” has a very different meaning now.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”336245″]Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. [/quote]
    Rumor is someone in Canada was being a major bandwith hog and that ruined it for everyone.

    :-)))

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”336251]Maybe hockey is just more accepting? [/quote]
    Wasn’t there a KissCam controversy a few years back involving the Seattle Mariners?

  • Matt Barden | June 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm |

    Mitchell and Ness………..New York Jets…. Come on…. thats just irresponsible.

    http://www.mitchella...

  • Bradley Biggs | June 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    Check out Bob Feller’s stirrups in the Hall of Fame Old Timers game:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Teebz | June 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”336252″][quote comment=”336245″]Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. [/quote]
    Rumor is someone in Canada was being a major bandwith hog and that ruined it for everyone.

    :-)))[/quote]

    It wasn’t me, I swear. I host everything myself. LOL

  • Alex | June 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    Espn error today on NFL live: While they were talking about the Packers switching to the 3-4, The graphic on the bottom of the screen said Affect of shift on Aaron Kampman. Are they on drugs like the Natinals jersey makers, or are they just plain stupid?

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”336257″]Espn error today on NFL live: While they were talking about the Packers switching to the 3-4, The graphic on the bottom of the screen said Affect of shift on Aaron Kampman. Are they on drugs like the Natinals jersey makers, or are they just plain stupid?[/quote]Just trying to make sure the Packers fans don’t get confused.

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    And I quote that I expect will be seen on this blog soon…

    “… (he is) Looking either like a cross between a guy leading a coup and a backup dancer from Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” tour…”

  • mike 2 | June 22, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”336253″][quote comment=”336251]Maybe hockey is just more accepting? [/quote]
    Wasn’t there a KissCam controversy a few years back involving the Seattle Mariners?[/quote]

    It wasn’t the kisscam, but yes.

    http://blog.seattlep...

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    That s/b A quote I expect will be seen on this blog soon.

  • George | June 22, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”336243″]As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.[/quote]

    I actually saw it at a Mets game earlier this year.

    One of the females had short hair, no makeup on and a baseball cap to boot, so I’m not sure how many people in the park were aware, but those of us sitting near them knew that it was 2 women.

  • Mike Engle | June 22, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”336258″][quote comment=”336257″]Espn error today on NFL live: While they were talking about the Packers switching to the 3-4, The graphic on the bottom of the screen said Affect of shift on Aaron Kampman. Are they on drugs like the Natinals jersey makers, or are they just plain stupid?[/quote]Just trying to make sure the Packers fans don’t get confused.[/quote]
    This is the same fan base that converted their old Javon Walker jerseys to “TRADER” jerseys.
    (I think I saw it at the Draft that year. Sorry, no pictures, but it happened, and I remember because it was funny and pathetic.)

  • anotherguy | June 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”336263″]This is the same fan base that converted their old Javon Walker jerseys to “TRADER” jerseys.[/quote]
    The Cardinals fan base gets a bad rap for intelligence too:

    http://media.urbandi...

  • LarryB | June 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    Good stuff today. I liked those football cards where the guys all posed with helmet in hands

  • Mike Miller | June 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”336248″][quote comment=”336244″][quote comment=”336242″][quote comment=”336241″]my team (Vfl Wolfsburg-Bundesliga champs 08/09!!!!!) has just released their kits for the 09/10 season. http://www.vflwolfsb...

    Neon yellow Champions League jersey looks predictably ugly, home and away jerseys could be much worse. this is their first season after being outfitted by Nike for the last 5 years, and I was fearing they might go with the sports bra look like they have on a few other teams kits. I dont understand Nike/Adidas/etc recent fascination with having offsetting colors on the opposing sleeves, but Im reasonably happy with how these look[/quote]

    I’m glad DC United’s VW corporate sponsorship logos don’t add a completely unrelated color like Wolfsburg’s:

    http://www.soccerbyi...

    http://upload.wikime...

    I see what you are saying, but VW is from Wolfsburg and own a majority of the team, dont know if that should play any role, I am well familiar with most people’s views on corporate sponsorships on jerseys, this seems like one that makes sense though…[/quote]

    Yeah, I completely understand. Corporate sponsorships are just par for the course in club soccer. But I’m glad DC United kept the logo very simple. It was a big deal to go away from the traditional 3 stripes across the chest. I hope they return to it one day.

    http://photos.upi.co...

    http://photos.upi.co...

    http://www.washingto...

    http://www.majorleag...

    http://web.mlsnet.co...

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    http://images.dailyr...

    “traditional three stripes” as in world’s largest example of adidas branding? A VW logo is quite tasteful compared to that.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm |

    Guys,

    You are missing the best KISS Cam ever.
    http://community.sea...

    The guy in Cincinnati who got arrested because he skipped parole.

  • MPowers1634 | June 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm |

    As a Public Service Announcement to all of my friends at UniWatch…I feel compelled to warn you that if you choose to open the following link, I can not be held responsible for any involuntary actions, including dry heaves, gouging of ones eyes, etc. that may occur.

    Dubya could not find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq….well I have found the Uniwatch equivalent.

    Be afraid, be very afraid:

    http://www.rocknjock...

  • Jeff P | June 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”336268″]As a Public Service Announcement to all of my friends at UniWatch…I feel compelled to warn you that if you choose to open the following link, I can not be held responsible for any involuntary actions, including dry heaves, gouging of ones eyes, etc. that may occur.

    Dubya could not find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq….well I have found the Uniwatch equivalent.

    Be afraid, be very afraid:

    http://www.rocknjock...
    Those are tame compared to some of the shit they’ve thought up in the past.

  • C.N. | June 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    Watching the CWS finals on ESPN…

    The only thing worse than Orel Hershiser or Robin Ventura in the booth?

    Orel Hershiser and Robin Ventura in the booth. Ugh.

  • =bg= | June 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm |

    Well, when you are The Man, you have sneakers that are THIS cool:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    But the jacket……..eh……….
    http://2.bp.blogspot...

  • Jeff_D | June 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm |

    Who’s excited? I’m excited!

    http://blogs.registe...

  • Berto | June 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”336271″]Well, when you are The Man, you have sneakers that are THIS cool:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    But the jacket……..eh……….
    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    Very Rick Hunter of hime:

    http://www.robotech....

  • Slick Rick | June 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm |

    Here in an eBay like for the Half & Hlaf Kings jersey:

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

  • Slick Rick | June 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    ^ sorry for the jumbled post. It meant to read:

    Here is an eBay auction for the Half & Half Sacramento Kings Jersey in recent discussion:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Patrick in MI | June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    Was reading the July issue of Reader’s Digest (Go ahead, I’m old) and one of the questions on the Word Power quiz was Brannock Device.

  • ren | June 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm |

    I hope the new oregon ducks jersey has those amazing wings with a black jersey and helmet as their color jersey

  • u2-horn | June 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”336243″][quote comment=”336234″]To Paul or anyone else who may know:

    Does anybody know what happenned to the _1024x768.jpg trick at cbssports.com that used to let you get hi-res pictures from their image gallery? It seems to have stopped working right in the midle of the Stanley Cup Finals. Paul used to post some pictures in his ticker section using it, and I was always able to get great computer wallpaper images using it as welll. But now, it appears we’re all SOL.[/quote]

    Not working for me either, for the past few days. Major bummer.

    As far as PC/un-PC stuff at the ballpark: I’m waiting for the day that the Kiss Cam (which is featured at many ballparks I’ve been to) features a same-sex couple.[/quote]

    It was done in Arlington last Thursday night.

  • Jeremiah | June 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”336260″][quote comment=”336253″][quote comment=”336251]Maybe hockey is just more accepting? [/quote]
    Wasn’t there a KissCam controversy a few years back involving the Seattle Mariners?[/quote]

    It wasn’t the kisscam, but yes.

    http://blog.seattlep...

    It also happened at Dodger Stadium in 2000. I like this columnists take on it.
    http://articles.lati...

  • LI Phil | June 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”336277″]I hope the new oregon ducks jersey has those amazing wings with a black jersey and helmet as their color jersey[/quote]

    that would be dope

  • sonic tooth | June 22, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    Wish I lived in the area to enter the Wilco/Minor League Park raffle (or just straight up buy and go to any of these shows)
    Will see them 03 July at Red Rocks…always a nice place to see a show, but the thought of them playing at Minor League parks is quite romantic really. I go to one all the time, Coors Field…(please don’t jinx the Rockies’ current success)

  • Chris in DC | June 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm |

    The Rockies & Angels are out to look like a softball game tonight……

  • Hibbs | June 23, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”336267″]Guys,

    You are missing the best KISS Cam ever.
    http://community.sea...

    The guy in Cincinnati who got arrested because he skipped parole.[/quote]

    Let’s not focus on the Kiss Cam alone. The Jumbo Tron, in general, is a wonderful display of humanity. If I was gay, I would totally make out with my boyfriend. Even if they were asking me trivia, guessing where the ball is in the Hat Dance, etc.

  • James Craven | June 23, 2009 at 1:04 am |

    [quote comment=”336231″]“How ’bout this for Lowell? Smoking AND sexist. (Please, no comments about her possibiy being chased by sausages).”
    http://blogs.sfweekl...

    Randall Simon, your thoughts?

  • ChillicotheCraig | June 23, 2009 at 1:09 am |

    Ok so I have found my uniwatch niche…The observation and study of sport logo emotions (ie. Angry Logos and Happy Logos)

    It actually surprised me after watching MLB in Ohio for 20+ years that both Ohio MLB logos depicted a happy character. Namely Chief Wahoo and Cincinnati’s Mr. Baseball. Well with the help of Adobe Photoshop I made a slightly angrier version of Ohio’s MLB logos…

    Angrier Sneering Yahoo

    Angrier Sneering Mr. Baseball

  • Shane | June 23, 2009 at 2:05 am |
  • Shane | June 23, 2009 at 2:12 am |

    [quote comment=”336254″]Mitchell and Ness………..New York Jets…. Come on…. thats just irresponsible.

    http://www.mitchella...

    That’s nothing, considering all the mistakes they make on the actual jerseys they produce (and charge hundreds of dollars for).
    Since the Kings alternates were mentioned, the M&N 1997-98 Mitch Richmond alt has plain gray twill without the silver/chrome thread embroidered in it. And I think the lining inside the side panel is black, making the white squares look gray-ish.

  • Peter | June 23, 2009 at 2:32 am |

    [quote comment=”336277″]I hope the new oregon ducks jersey has those amazing wings with a black jersey and helmet as their color jersey[/quote]

    Nah, I was at that game with the winged jerseys and wasn’t really a fan. Besides, our un-named rivals in Corvallis wear black. That would be sacrilege!

  • chance michaels | June 23, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”336280″][quote comment=”336277″]I hope the new oregon ducks jersey has those amazing wings with a black jersey and helmet as their color jersey[/quote]

    that would be dope[/quote]
    Dope is wack.

  • david | June 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    Could Nike pat themselves on the back a little more during this press conference? The uniforms are a lot more toned down, but in my opinion the wings look cheap. Funny to hear the Nike Rep’s reaction to the reporter asking if they still have the flames on the helmet, he sounded as if he was ashamed they were ever there.

  • Adam | June 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm |

    I saw Diego Sanchez fight in person last year and noticed the Kings logo on his shorts. Then I had a “sports Sherlock Holmes” Moment of sorts, I realized Diego is from New Mexico, home of the Maloof brothers who own the Kings. And sure enough later that night outside the arena (in Columbus) I see one of the brothers standing outside a limo on the phone sipping a drink.

  • Ned | June 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”336249″]Speaking of PC/Un-PC and the ice cream caps from yesterday a company in the SF bay area came out with these:

    https://hellatight.c...

    That hat is super hot!

    From the pics on the site it looks like a rec team plays in them:

    https://hellatight.c...

    They also have these:

    https://hellatight.c...

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    I think Bob Feller’s Pony cleats are as old as he is!