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In Which We Learn That the Yankees Are Actually a Bunch of Penny-Pinchers Who Wear All Sorts of Unauthorized Headgear

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Two interesting moments during last night’s Yanks/Braves game in Atlanta.
One of them came during the top of the 9th, when Mariano Rivera got a rare turn at bat — only the second regular-season plate appearance of his career, and only the fifth overall. So this was a very unusual chance to see him in a batting helmet.

But hey, what’s with the “91”? It was on the back of the helmet, too — apparently Rivera had to use Alfredo Aceves’s helmet. Granted, closers don’t bat very often, but are you really telling me that the spare-no-expense Yankees couldn’t be bothered to have a helmet for a Hall of Famer? Next you’re gonna tell me that Derek Jeter’s range isn’t what it used to be. (For the record, Rivera flied out, stranding three runners. Clutch performer my ass.)

The more interesting tidbit occurred in the bottom of the 8th, when Brian Bruney came in to pitch. Turns out he didn’t have the Yankee Stadium patch on the back of his cap. No biggie there — as we’ve previously noted, Jeter and Robinson Cano have also gone patch-free lately. But they’ve at least had the MLB logo on his cap, while Bruney did not have it last night.

I did a little checking and discovered that Bruney’s cap was also plain-backed during his two previous appearances, on June 19th and June 16th. His last appearance before that was on May 19th (he spent several weeks on the DL), and in that game he had the stadium patch. So his no-frills cap appears to be something he’s worn only during his latest stretch of activity.

Here’s the thing: Where can you even find an authentic Yankees cap without either the stadium patch of the MLB logo? Bruney might just have a collector’s item.

(Thanks to everyone who sent submitted info and screen shots, including Doug Keklak, Terrence O’Donohue, Jesse Ghiorzi, Chris Merce, Brian Harvey, and of course Phil.)

Raffle/Redemske Reminder: I’m currently raffling off four pairs of Wilco tickets and taking up a collection to help out former Uni Watch bench coach Bryan Redemske, who broke his back in a cycling accident last week. Full details on both of these projects here.

Last Chance to See That Thing You Never Cared About Anyway: This is the last weekend that the Candela Structures exhibit will be up at the City Reliquary. Also, I’m giving a private showing of the exhibit to a couple of people at noon tomorrow. If anyone wants to get in on that, let me know.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Brooklyn Cyclones became the Baracklyn Cyclones two nights ago. Photo gallery here. … Brian Schulz reports that former Vikings player Randall McDaniel had some interesting things to say during a radio interview yesterday: “He said he was going to give Canton his shoulder pads, which he was issued on day one as a Viking and wore his entire career. They also asked for his practice jersey, because he had only used ONE practice jersey his entire career as well. He said it was so patched and stitched up that it barely resembled a jersey any longer, and that the only way you knew it was purple was because the end that tucked into his pants was still a brighter purple, while the other parts of the jersey was a mismatch of lavender and white stitching. He went on to say that it’s currently hanging in his home and that he told Canton no, they couldn’t have it.” … Pawtucket and Durham recently held a Negro Leagues night, and Peter Romano took a bunch of photos. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: The 76ers didn’t quite revive their old logo exactly intact — they slightly altered the 6. … A few days ago I mentioned the Spaghetti Bowl. Turns out there’s a bunch of photos of it in the Life archives (with thanks to Lance Smith). … Interesting ESPN branding/style guide here (good find by Alan Borock). … Amazing old jersey available here (with thanks to Kevin Marks). … NOBs are being restored to Utah’s basketball uni. … According to this story, UNC “will wear throwback uniforms in a number of games that honor a championship team from the past” for the upcoming season (with thanks to Chris Warfford). … Mike Hersh reports that the College Vault folks have branched out into horse racing, as well as non-sports topics. … You know how Phil and several other readers are tracking various teams’ records by uniform? The Mets are doing that too (with thanks to Greg Michelena, who took that shot prior to last night’s game at Shea). … Georgia Tech’s hoops team will wear throwbacks through the 2009-10 season to honor the anniversaries of the 1960, 1985, and 1990 teams. According to this item, the team’s home whites will resemble the 1960 uni, and the road golds will be patterned after the 1985 and 1990 designs (with thanks to Glynn McGehee).

 

155 comments to In Which We Learn That the Yankees Are Actually a Bunch of Penny-Pinchers Who Wear All Sorts of Unauthorized Headgear

  • Bob | June 25, 2009 at 8:15 am |

    What tickled me most about Mo at bat wasn’t the helmet, it was the batting gloves. The sight of him standing in the on-deck circle with those big white Mickey Mouse gloves was fantastic.

  • Billions | June 25, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    Makes me wonder if perhaps he’s not distracted by the feel of the embroidery or the patch on the back of his head and has a special version of the cap for gameplay.

  • Billions | June 25, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”336810″]Makes me wonder if perhaps he’s not distracted by the feel of the embroidery or the patch on the back of his head and has a special version of the cap for gameplay.[/quote]

    Eh, whoops, that was wild sentence structure and I got lost in it… I meant “maybe he IS distracted by the embroidery…”

  • Scott Davis | June 25, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    That ESPN style guide was fantastic. Thanks for that, Alan.

  • Mike | June 25, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    Mo’s “fly out” was a rope to center field…not too bad for only having 2 regular season at bats and his first since 2006

  • JL | June 25, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    So I’m assuming Shaq will once again wear the #33 he wore in college now with the Cavs since Joe Smith currently wears #32, though he may retire, and #34 is retired for Austin Carr…

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”336809″]What tickled me most about Mo at bat wasn’t the helmet, it was the batting gloves. The sight of him standing in the on-deck circle with those big white Mickey Mouse gloves was fantastic.[/quote]

    i only caught a few seconds of the dugout sequence when the yanks were “prepping” mo to bat…i think melky gave him those gloves and “selected” aceves’ helmet for him, even placing it on his head…then, i don’t even think mo stood in the ODC, instead, hanging out on the top step of the dugout until he had to step in

    and yeah, he did get a pretty good rip at the pitch on which he eventually lined to center

  • Mark in Shiga | June 25, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Is it just my imagination, or are the borders on Brian Bruney’s #38 expecially thick?

  • Mark in Shiga | June 25, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    And I disagree that a helmet should have been prepared for Rivera. The guy almost never bats; it would be a waste of money to make a helmet for him if there are other people who wear the same size. Spending money on extraneous helmets would only increase the already-ridiculous ticket prices that the Yankees charge.

  • Big Al | June 25, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”336817″]then, i don’t even think mo stood in the ODC, instead, hanging out on the top step of the dugout until he had to step in

    and yeah, he did get a pretty good rip at the pitch on which he eventually lined to center[/quote]
    As a Yankee fan, that was great television on a number of different levels.

    * The looks on the faces in the dugout as the rally was extending, and the possibility (then realization) of Mo having to bat, spanning from “who, me?” (Mo) to “this should be great!” (Jeter, Sabathia) to “oh, $hit…” (Dave Eiland). All that levity was needed after their recent span of playing like equine excrement.

    * Tony Pena — let’s get him to manage again today! — grabbing Mo on his way out of the dugout and telling him, “uhh, don’t swing.”

    * Mo leaning against the wall behind the on deck circle like he was posing for a picture in Life Magazine, not even bothering to take any cuts.

    * The laser he hit to center. I almost gagged when it came off the bat. Aside from A-Rod’s tiebreaking single, the hardest hit ball of the night.

  • Jack | June 25, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    Get the hint Mets…

    BLUE HATS ONLY

  • Scott Gleeson Blue | June 25, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    re: Spaghetti Bowl: who knew Margaret Bourke-White did sports photography? This was not in the retrospective…

  • ATLShaun | June 25, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    In that ESPN style guide, scroll down to page 13, look at #12… Paul should appreciate this.

  • Kek | June 25, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    I so wanted that ball to drop for a basehit for Rivera. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Oh, but he did make the Braves (including ex-Bucco Nate McLouth) just look plain silly in the bottom of the inning.

    The point of having his own batting helmet or not is interesting. Brings up an interesting point of discussion: how have AL teams handled batting helmets for pitchers?

    Do the teams play enough road interleague games to justify having individual helmets for the staring pitchers? Maybe. For middle relievers, set-up men and close? I would think not? (Do NL teams even supply their bullpen pitchers with helmets?)

    I would think a few blank number helmets in the variety of sizes would suffice. If you had to go to bat, just grab a blank that fits and go with it.

    I haven’t really paid attention to this during the Pirates’ interleague home games. I’ll try and observe tonight for the Indians and the next three days for the Royals’ series.

  • Mike Engle | June 25, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    A better picture of Mo at bat.

  • Brian Erni | June 25, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    The Mets have actually been tracking on the scoreboard like that for a while. At least the past 4 seasons, from what I’ve noticed at games. Never thought to take a picture though.

  • Mike Engle | June 25, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    And oh by the way, maybe Brian Bruney’s Stadium patch just fell off? I can understand Jeter and Cano wearing “old” hats with only the Dior Batter logo, but I have a hard time believing the 2009 caps have the patch superimposed over the Dior Batter, especially now that that logo is in 3D.

  • random reader | June 25, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    The only Yankee hats that would have no MLB logo or Inaugural Season logo on the back are bootleg ones. But even those do have the MLB logo except in a crude form (shape too big, tall, or wide or the threading is poor).

    So Bruney either found a knock-off to wear or found a way to have the logo completely removed without leaving much evidence of its previous existence.

  • Matt Brosseau | June 25, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Well, I for one liked the candelas.

  • Kek | June 25, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”336829″]The only Yankee hats that would have no MLB logo or Inaugural Season logo on the back are bootleg ones. But even those do have the MLB logo except in a crude form (shape too big, tall, or wide or the threading is poor).

    So Bruney either found a knock-off to wear or found a way to have the logo completely removed without leaving much evidence of its previous existence.[/quote]
    Has anyone seen a real tight shot of the backs of these hats? Could the logo have been blacked out by a sharpie? If so, I don’t think you’d be able to tell from those far shots.

    Similar to the shot I sent of the Pirates’ pitching coach sporting the wrong hat Tuesday night. That alt cap the Pirates is so similar, with such a subtle white outline, I thought it would only be a matter of time before someone grabbed the wrong one!

    Any Pittsburgh peeps (or anyone if you have Extra Innings) watch the Pirates last night. Thought it was really entertaining hearing Nyjer Morgan miked up. Not sure why I didn’t grab a shot, but his mic was visibile most of the evening.

    Also, aside from his stirrups, he’s got other uni stuff going on: seems he’s having trouble keeping his jersey tucked in at various times during games as of late.

  • Sean | June 25, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    You know what’s sad, the Mets have designated their pinstripe uniforms as their primary home uniforms and the only worn them five times this year. FIVE! I’m surpised Bud Selig hasn’t done any thing about this (primary unis worn less than alternates), then again he has bigger fish to fry.

  • Big Al | June 25, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”336832″]I’m surpised Bud Selig hasn’t done any thing about this (primary unis worn less than alternates), then again he has bigger fish to fry.[/quote]
    I’ll go with the latter.

  • leon | June 25, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    i didn’t see the game, but these two eyewitness accounts got my attention:

    * Mo leaning against the wall behind the on deck circle like he was posing for a picture in Life Magazine, not even bothering to take any cuts.

    i don’t even think mo stood in the ODC, instead, hanging out on the top step of the dugout until he had to step in

    according to the mlb umpire manual (procedures and interpretations) p. 6 2007 edition:
    2.4 The next batter up must be in the on-deck circle, and this is the only player who should be there (i.e., not more than one player at a time).

    When the catcher is the next batter, he shall have his shin guards off when he enters the on-deck circle.

    No other player of the side at bat will be permitted on the field except the batter, base runners, and coaches.

    just for information. personally i could care less. probably treated like the base coaches staying in their boxes.

  • A Tama | June 25, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”336817″][quote comment=”336809″]What tickled me most about Mo at bat wasn’t the helmet, it was the batting gloves. The sight of him standing in the on-deck circle with those big white Mickey Mouse gloves was fantastic.[/quote]

    i only caught a few seconds of the dugout sequence when the yanks were “prepping” mo to bat…i think melky gave him those gloves and “selected” aceves’ helmet for him, even placing it on his head…then, i don’t even think mo stood in the ODC, instead, hanging out on the top step of the dugout until he had to step in

    and yeah, he did get a pretty good rip at the pitch on which he eventually lined to center[/quote]

    Yes, Melky prepped Mo for his at bat, giving him some instruction for quite a while, handed him the gloves and even appeared to be giving him instruction at one point. And Mo got no where near the ODC-he basically leaned against the wall and didn’t take any warm up swings, which made the hard line out to center even more unlikely

  • timmy b | June 25, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    Not sure that anyone but the most hard-core hockey uni geek or perhaps hockey guru teebz will care about this but…

    from 1981-82 thru 1984-85, it is said that the Peguins wore yellow jerseys for Sunday home games only.

    I had thought that the Pens wore yellows for all home games in 1981-82, whites for all homes in 1982-83 and back to yellows for all homes in 1983-84. I also think that the yellows were never worn in 1984-85 during the season, but only for preseason games. I decided to get off of my azz and dig into the archives of the Pittsburgh papers (Post-Gazette and Press) at the PA state library for at least 1981-82.

    This is what I found:
    Of the 40 home games, they wore yellow 14 times, they wore white 24 times, and there were 2 games (10/31 vs Buffalo and 1/2 vs Hartford) that neither paper had a photo from. The Pens had only 3 Sunday home games in 81/82 (2/21 Islanders, 3/7 Flames, 4/4 Islanders) and in 2 of those, they wore white.

    So at least for 81/82, both theories (all yellow at home or yellow for Sundays only) were debunked. I will check out the Pens 82/83 season next week and will report accordingly.

  • chance michaels | June 25, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”336829″]The only Yankee hats that would have no MLB logo or Inaugural Season logo on the back are bootleg ones. But even those do have the MLB logo except in a crude form (shape too big, tall, or wide or the threading is poor).

    So Bruney either found a knock-off to wear or found a way to have the logo completely removed without leaving much evidence of its previous existence.[/quote]
    From the ones I saw for sale at Yankee Stadium, the anniversary logo is heat-pressed on. Wouldn’t surprise me if a few fell off.

    It happens a lot with other special patches, like those itty American flags and Series logos.

  • chance michaels | June 25, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”336830″]Well, I for one liked the candelas.[/quote]
    As did I.

    I was impressed as hell.

  • Big Al | June 25, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”336834″]according to the mlb umpire manual (procedures and interpretations) p. 6 2007 edition:
    2.4 The next batter up must be in the on-deck circle, and this is the only player who should be there (i.e., not more than one player at a time).

    When the catcher is the next batter, he shall have his shin guards off when he enters the on-deck circle.

    No other player of the side at bat will be permitted on the field except the batter, base runners, and coaches.

    just for information. personally i could care less. probably treated like the base coaches staying in their boxes.[/quote]
    Nice recon work, Leon. I think Michael Kay even alluded to this rule as YES showed a wide shot of Mo from behind the third-base dugout.

    Must be one of a number of rules we see un-enforced every day.

    * Hitters standing a few feet (or even yards) away from the on-deck circle, closer to the catcher and umpire, in order to get a better view of the pitches coming in.

    * Time to warm up upon entering a game limited to, I believe, 2:30. (Was Papelbon either warned or a ball called on the next batter for violating this recently?)

    * Time between pitches.

    * Joe Buck banned from ever calling another game.

  • Mike Engle | June 25, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”336838″][quote comment=”336830″]Well, I for one liked the candelas.[/quote]
    As did I.

    I was impressed as hell.[/quote]
    Only thing that kept me from seeing the exhibit was/is me being in Montreal for at least the rest of this month. Sorry, Paul, but summer school takes precedence over going home to see candelas.

  • Tony Miller | June 25, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    I, for one, can’t even get the ESPN style guide to load.

  • Ryan B | June 25, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Papelbon was fined for taking to long too enter a game. Cost him $1,000.

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”336832″]You know what’s sad, the Mets have designated their pinstripe uniforms as their primary home uniforms and the only worn them five times this year. FIVE! I’m surpised Bud Selig hasn’t done any thing about this (primary unis worn less than alternates), then again he has bigger fish to fry.[/quote]

    the pins have been relegated to their “sunday” outfit (actually, it’s been that way for a while now)…

    2-3 record yes, but not quite the whole story, because the mets scoreboard doesn’t keep track of which cap they’ve worn with the pins

    to wit:

    april 2009: 0-2 record, both with blue caps

    may 2009: 2-0 record, one win in blue caps, one win with the black/blue abominations

    june 2009: 0-1 record, blue caps

    ———

    they have one sunday home game left this month (june 28) against the yankees, so they’ll undoubtedly wear the pins that day, hopefully with the blue cap (although they are 1-3 in that combination thus far)…

  • Peter | June 25, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”336842″]Papelbon was fined for taking to long too enter a game. Cost him $1,000.[/quote]

    Do you have the latest ADOBE reader?

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko

  • leon | June 25, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    SEC softball team?

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.[/quote]

    Ricko, perhaps you didn’t see the press release:

    Lisa Liare, press secretary said that the Regulators were changing their colors from red and blue to Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”336847″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.[/quote]

    Ricko, perhaps you didn’t see the press release:

    Lisa Liare, press secretary said that the Regulators were changing their colors from red and blue to Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.[/quote]

    (smacks forehead)
    Shit. Forgot all about that.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”336846″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    SEC softball team?[/quote]

    Fun jersey, though.

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    NOBODY here has a screen grab of the Detroit scoreboard from last night? Maybe JTH will come thru.

    The Tigers put in a pitcher (44) and the scoreboard, instead of giving his name, only listed the word “Unknown”.

    In Detroit, for a Tiger player!! :-))

  • kicksave23 | June 25, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    I get the Yankee hatred. I really do. But at the same time, Paul, you of all people should appreciate them having to ‘scrimp’ on a few new stadium patches and a batting helmet at the expense of not taking $400 million from a corrupt bankrupt operation to slap their name and Domino’s Pizza logo all over their nasty-assed uhniforms.

    I feel a little better now. Flame away.

  • slam | June 25, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    Are the Yanks’ new stadium logos embroidered onto the hats or sewn/glued-on patches? If it is the later, the patch might have fell off or he removed it.

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”336846″]SEC softball team?[/quote]

    It took me a while to realize this refers to the Securities and Exchange Commission and not the Southeastern Conference. :-)

  • kicksave23 | June 25, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    Wow. Through the rage I misspelled UNIFORMS. Nice. :o)

  • Teebz | June 25, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”336836″]Not sure that anyone but the most hard-core hockey uni geek or perhaps hockey guru teebz will care about this but…

    from 1981-82 thru 1984-85, it is said that the Peguins wore yellow jerseys for Sunday home games only.

    I had thought that the Pens wore yellows for all home games in 1981-82, whites for all homes in 1982-83 and back to yellows for all homes in 1983-84. I also think that the yellows were never worn in 1984-85 during the season, but only for preseason games. I decided to get off of my azz and dig into the archives of the Pittsburgh papers (Post-Gazette and Press) at the PA state library for at least 1981-82.

    This is what I found:
    Of the 40 home games, they wore yellow 14 times, they wore white 24 times, and there were 2 games (10/31 vs Buffalo and 1/2 vs Hartford) that neither paper had a photo from. The Pens had only 3 Sunday home games in 81/82 (2/21 Islanders, 3/7 Flames, 4/4 Islanders) and in 2 of those, they wore white.

    So at least for 81/82, both theories (all yellow at home or yellow for Sundays only) were debunked. I will check out the Pens 82/83 season next week and will report accordingly.[/quote]

    I do care, Timmy, and if you can prepare your findings into a relevant article, you have a guest spot on HBIC. :o)

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    Imagine. Pitchers having to hit. What IS this world coming to, anyway.

    —Ricko

  • leon | June 25, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    just revisited the pix and took note of the NOB.
    too bad the # isn’t 52.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”336853″][quote comment=”336846″]SEC softball team?[/quote]

    It took me a while to realize this refers to the Securities and Exchange Commission and not the Southeastern Conference. :-)[/quote]

    Yeah, we should give leon due credit for that one. Nicely oblique. Perfect for a site like this. ;)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”336857″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    just revisited the pix and took note of the NOB.
    too bad the # isn’t 52.[/quote]

    Should buy and change the NOB to “BERNIE”.
    Nicely, I dunno, ironic.

  • nicely oblique | June 25, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    have officially changed my sobriquet.
    (not really)

    leon

  • LarenR | June 25, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”336849″][quote comment=”336846″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    SEC softball team?[/quote]

    Fun jersey, though.[/quote]
    Gotta love a grey jersey with bright white snap (snaps?! we’ve seen zippers, pull-overs, and buttons, of course, but snaps?) closures.

  • leon | June 25, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    Should buy and change the NOB to “BERNIE”.
    Nicely, I dunno, ironic.

    Is this a Made-Off reference?

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”336861″][quote comment=”336849″][quote comment=”336846″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    SEC softball team?[/quote]

    Fun jersey, though.[/quote]
    Gotta love a grey jersey with bright white snap (snaps?! we’ve seen zippers, pull-overs, and buttons, of course, but snaps?) closures.[/quote]

    Okay, I’ll be the idiot who says it.
    “They sure do looks snappy, though, don’t they.”

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”336858″]… Nicely oblique. Perfect for a site like this.[/quote]
    This site is almost always oblique: but nice?

    That changes from hour to hour.

    :-)

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”336863″]”They sure do looks snappy, though, don’t they.”[/quote]
    I was going to go with something like “that Ricko guy should buy it: that way he could be a snappy dresser for once”.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”336865″][quote comment=”336863″]”They sure do looks snappy, though, don’t they.”[/quote]
    I was going to go with something like “that Ricko guy should buy it: that way he could be a snappy dresser for once”.[/quote]

    That, and they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.

  • Paul Lukas | June 25, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”336831″]Has anyone seen a real tight shot of the backs of these hats? Could the logo have been blacked out by a sharpie?[/quote]

    I saw several tight shots of Bruney. In HD, at that. No Sharpie, trust me.

  • Squiddie | June 25, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”336823″]re: Spaghetti Bowl: who knew Margaret Bourke-White did sports photography? This was not in the retrospective…[/quote]

    Let’s see…

    94th Infantry Sports Stadium

    The playing fields of Eton

    Cricket in Botswana

    Church bowling alley in New York

    I was hoping for baseball in her Free Japan set, but the best I could do was pachinko

  • Paul Lukas | June 25, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”336838″][quote comment=”336830″]Well, I for one liked the candelas.[/quote]
    As did I.

    I was impressed as hell.[/quote]

    Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.

  • Beardface | June 25, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”336851″]I get the Yankee hatred. I really do. But at the same time, Paul, you of all people should appreciate them having to ‘scrimp’ on a few new stadium patches and a batting helmet at the expense of not taking $400 million from a corrupt bankrupt operation to slap their name and Domino’s Pizza logo all over their nasty-assed uhniforms.

    I feel a little better now. Flame away.[/quote]
    So one gets money from the NYC taxpayers, the other gets money from the US taxpayers.

    Tomayto, tomahto

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    Tennessee going with Black jerseys?

    http://www.3sib.com/...

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”336866″]That, and they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    That Sansabelt look is good for you though. :-)

    Speaking of which, a few days ago here there was a SI vintage picture collection; one of the shots was Palmer watching Nicklaus tee off back in the early 1960’s. The striking thing (other than the driver) was the fact that there were no logos at all, unless you counted the words “Arnold Palmer Golf” on the side of his bag. Nothing on the shirts, nothing on the visor, no logos on the bags…

    Reminded me of the vintage hockey shots with those strange looking solid-white boards.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”336872″][quote comment=”336866″]That, and they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    That Sansabelt look is good for you though. :-)

    Speaking of which, a few days ago here there was a SI vintage picture collection; one of the shots was Palmer watching Nicklaus tee off back in the early 1960’s. The striking thing (other than the driver) was the fact that there were no logos at all, unless you counted the words “Arnold Palmer Golf” on the side of his bag. Nothing on the shirts, nothing on the visor, no logos on the bags…

    Reminded me of the vintage hockey shots with those strange looking solid-white boards.[/quote]

    or this…race driver, virtually patchless. Looks positively odd by today’s standards, doesn’t it.
    http://vault.sportsi...

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”336866″]they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    indeed

  • John T | June 25, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    Interesting stuff on ESPN, I think the sheet is about 2 tears old, as they do not have this logo for ESPN America

    http://www.espnameri...

    They broadcast American Sports in Europe, have a look at the schedule and see what we have to endure here!

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”336874″][quote comment=”336866″]they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    indeed[/quote]

    Pair those with some high white support socks and you get the classic shuffleboard look. No designer should ever go looking to motocross for inspiration to improve it.

  • Jonathan | June 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    I probably botched how i included the text above..sorry I rarely post. I was in St. Louis this weekend and saw one of the All Star game hats with the patch on the side. It was not sewn on. It looked like it was just ironed on and had a cheap feel to it.. the feel was the only cheap part though..i think it was $40 or so.

  • Anonymous | June 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.

  • random reader | June 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”336851″]I get the Yankee hatred. I really do. But at the same time, Paul, you of all people should appreciate them having to ‘scrimp’ on a few new stadium patches and a batting helmet at the expense of not taking $400 million from a corrupt bankrupt operation to slap their name and Domino’s Pizza logo all over their nasty-assed uhniforms.

    I feel a little better now. Flame away.[/quote]

    lol I knew someone would take issue with Paul’s comments.

    I’m sure he was just joking around, though he likes to take potshots at the Yankees whenever possible (probably something to do with being a Met fan?)

    BTW I think Jeter and/or Cano are now wearing the Yankee hat with the patch on the back again. Saw a quick shot of it last night after the Yankees won.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]

    Yeah, what a Bush league thing to…

    oh,um..

    sorry.

  • George | June 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”336821″]Get the hint Mets…

    BLUE HATS ONLY[/quote]

    Maybe someone who’s tracking the Mets unis can figure this out, but ever since Paul had that link to the Mets uni survey, it feels like they’ve gone with blue hats at home a LOT. As in, almost exclusively with the snow-whites and pins.

    I wonder if for once in their wretched lives, the Wilpons actually paid attention to the fans and have decided to go with blue caps at home (for the most part; they did go with black’blue last night) for most games…..?

  • Paul Lukas | June 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”336873″][quote comment=”336872″][quote comment=”336866″]That, and they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    That Sansabelt look is good for you though. :-)

    Speaking of which, a few days ago here there was a SI vintage picture collection; one of the shots was Palmer watching Nicklaus tee off back in the early 1960’s. The striking thing (other than the driver) was the fact that there were no logos at all, unless you counted the words “Arnold Palmer Golf” on the side of his bag. Nothing on the shirts, nothing on the visor, no logos on the bags…

    Reminded me of the vintage hockey shots with those strange looking solid-white boards.[/quote]

    or this…race driver, virtually patchless. Looks positively odd by today’s standards, doesn’t it.
    http://vault.sportsi...

    Whoa — what is the deal with that waistband/belt situation?

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”336880″]
    Yeah, what a Bush league thing to…[/quote]
    And that’s not to be confused with a “Texas Leaguer”.

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

    [quote comment=”336882″]
    Whoa — what is the deal with that waistband/belt situation?[/quote]

    I heard this once, and it may not be true, but here’s the story I heard.

    Because the drivers are strapped into their cars using seatbelts, drivers would routinely wear “belts” that prevented the waist belt from cutting into their skin when sitting for long periods of time.

    Again, it might be false, but that’s what I heard from a driver who races at a local, craphole track.

  • George | June 25, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]

    So you’re going to despise the team “for being so openly liberal” for having a promotion with a silly wordplay to it? Obviously you weren’t a fan of the organization before that or something like this wouldn’t throw you into a tizzy.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”336882″][quote comment=”336873″][quote comment=”336872″][quote comment=”336866″]That, and they don’t let me have belts or shoelaces anymore.[/quote]

    That Sansabelt look is good for you though. :-)

    Speaking of which, a few days ago here there was a SI vintage picture collection; one of the shots was Palmer watching Nicklaus tee off back in the early 1960’s. The striking thing (other than the driver) was the fact that there were no logos at all, unless you counted the words “Arnold Palmer Golf” on the side of his bag. Nothing on the shirts, nothing on the visor, no logos on the bags…

    Reminded me of the vintage hockey shots with those strange looking solid-white boards.[/quote]

    or this…race driver, virtually patchless. Looks positively odd by today’s standards, doesn’t it.
    http://vault.sportsi...

    Whoa — what is the deal with that waistband/belt situation?[/quote]

    Wondered about that, too. Some kind of Italian throwback dueling belt? Honestly don’t know, but it does look like something out of a swashbuckler film. Or maybe it was for support while driving, a lumbar thing?

    —Ricko

  • Scott Davis | June 25, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    A friend of mine showed me his Red Sox “Turn Ahead the Clock” cap that he got back in 1999. The Sox never wore them because the game was rained out. I think I like it better than the very similar alt cap they’re wearing on Friday nights.

    http://farm4.static....

    http://farm4.static....

  • anotherguy | June 25, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”336886″]Or maybe it was for support while driving, a lumbar thing?[/quote]
    That was my thought.

    I was considering why he might have it outside of the firesuit though. Seems to defeat the purpose of both.

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”336881″][quote comment=”336821″]Get the hint Mets…

    BLUE HATS ONLY[/quote]

    Maybe someone who’s tracking the Mets unis can figure this out, but ever since Paul had that link to the Mets uni survey, it feels like they’ve gone with blue hats at home a LOT. As in, almost exclusively with the snow-whites and pins.

    I wonder if for once in their wretched lives, the Wilpons actually paid attention to the fans and have decided to go with blue caps at home (for the most part; they did go with black’blue last night) for most games…..?[/quote]

    go back up to post #32…and check the monthly records

    i don’t believe they’re wearing blue more often than before, but they ARE wearing it during the weekdays, which is something they conspicuously avoided doing in april and part of may…in fact, i believe (would have to check), the first time they wore the blue caps during any weekday was may 11…prior to that, at home, it was always weekends only

    so…yes, they’re wearing the blue a little more often but not often enough (which would be at a minimum, every home game)

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    Vote for your favorite Oregon uniform:

    http://blog.oregonli...

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”336850″]NOBODY here has a screen grab of the Detroit scoreboard from last night? Maybe JTH will come thru.[/quote]
    JTH’s TV was tuned to “Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King” last night.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Apropos of nothing that’s been discussed here today, does anyone know if the Nix brothers (Laynce and Jayson) have any other siblings? If so, do they also have superfluous Ys in their names?

    Maybe a Kayte? Dayniel? Sayra?

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”336890″]Vote for your favorite Oregon uniform:

    http://blog.oregonli...

    2003 Lightning Yellow. Were, and always will be, a guilty pleasure of mine.

    —Ricko

  • Kek | June 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”336836″]Not sure that anyone but the most hard-core hockey uni geek or perhaps hockey guru teebz will care about this but…

    from 1981-82 thru 1984-85, it is said that the Peguins wore yellow jerseys for Sunday home games only.

    I had thought that the Pens wore yellows for all home games in 1981-82, whites for all homes in 1982-83 and back to yellows for all homes in 1983-84. I also think that the yellows were never worn in 1984-85 during the season, but only for preseason games. I decided to get off of my azz and dig into the archives of the Pittsburgh papers (Post-Gazette and Press) at the PA state library for at least 1981-82.

    This is what I found:
    Of the 40 home games, they wore yellow 14 times, they wore white 24 times, and there were 2 games (10/31 vs Buffalo and 1/2 vs Hartford) that neither paper had a photo from. The Pens had only 3 Sunday home games in 81/82 (2/21 Islanders, 3/7 Flames, 4/4 Islanders) and in 2 of those, they wore white.

    So at least for 81/82, both theories (all yellow at home or yellow for Sundays only) were debunked. I will check out the Pens 82/83 season next week and will report accordingly.[/quote]
    Wow, Timmy B, that is some kick ass research. Thanks so much!

    I had heard those scenarios (yellow on sunday, yellow on everyday, etc) but I recall there not being much of a rhyme or reason as to when they wore the yellow or white, similar to the Pirates of that era.

    As someone that spends a lot of time in libraries doing research for projects I’m working on, I thank you VERY much for the contribution. I know the time constraints involved with doing this.

    If that 1984-85 preseason only info is correct, then Mario never wore that jersey in a REGULAR SEASON game. funny, because that’s a pretty popular jersey at the arena, and if I was to buy a jersey that would probably be it.

    They wore yellow helmets with both the white and yellow jerseys right?

  • chance michaels | June 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”336852″]Are the Yanks’ new stadium logos embroidered onto the hats or sewn/glued-on patches? If it is the later, the patch might have fell off or he removed it.[/quote]
    They appear to be heat-pressed, but could be glued. That’s why I said that a few falling off doesn’t surprise me.

  • Bourbon Soaked Idiot | June 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]

    I guess you prefer your the owner of your baseball team to have been convicted of making illegal contributions to Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign and a felony charge of obstruction of justice.

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”336846″][quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    SEC softball team?[/quote]

    Isn’t that a band? I don’t know why, but as soon as I saw the Regulators jersey, I flashed back to George Thurgood wearing a Destroyers jersey in one of his old videos…back when TV stations played music videos…

  • Jeff | June 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Nice:

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    I count two different logos.

  • timmy b | June 25, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote]
    If that 1984-85 preseason only info is correct, then Mario never wore that jersey in a REGULAR SEASON game. funny, because that’s a pretty popular jersey at the arena, and if I was to buy a jersey that would probably be it.

    They wore yellow helmets with both the white and yellow jerseys right?[/quote]

    kek,

    In 1981-82, they wore the white helmets at home, both with white and yellow jerseys. I think they wore white helmets in 1982-83, too.

    I am very sure the yellows were not worn in 84-85, but I will definitely verify in the near future.

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”336891]JTH’s TV was tuned to “Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King” last night. [/quote]
    (Count Floyd voice): oooh, scary movie!! :-)

    I saw the Detroit scoreboard on the WGN news. :-)

    [quote comment=”336891]Apropos of nothing that’s been discussed here today, does anyone know if the Nix brothers (Laynce and Jayson) have any other siblings? If so, do they also have superfluous Ys in their names?

    Maybe a Kayte? Dayniel? Sayra?[/quote]

    Sorry, no idea on the extra “y”.

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]

    And all you Kings fans…you shouldn’t be so openly monarchist either…

  • timmy b | June 25, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    Sorry, folks.

    Farrah Fawcett has passed. Age 62.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”336901″]Sorry, folks.

    Farrah Fawcett has passed. Age 62.[/quote]

    With Joe Namath…when we all were a lot younger.
    http://www.youtube.c...

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | June 25, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    Here’s another reason why you need to know what you’re buying. The Blackhawks, as far as I know and have seen, have never worn a 9/11 tribute.

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”336878″]wow, baracklyn?! is the owner of that team black or just a huge liberal commie? i now despise that team for being so openly liberal like that. sports teams shouldnt express political opinions as a whole team, that is just stupid.[/quote]

    After seeing the actual promotion: http://www.brooklync... it seems pretty harmless.

    Although, those of us with problems about how our flag is displayed on clothing might not like the unis for that day.

    Yeah, if this was done during the campaign I could see a problem, but he’s the president of all Americans now. Seems like a better idea than the Spinners PC/Non-PC games…

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”336892″][quote comment=”336890″]Vote for your favorite Oregon uniform:

    http://blog.oregonli...

    2003 Lightning Yellow. Were, and always will be, a guilty pleasure of mine.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Agreed. Although I did like the Donald Ducks. If Disney wouldn’t let them use that anymore, they should have tried to get Daffy Duck. THEN they’d have an excuse to introduce black…

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”336906″][quote comment=”336892″][quote comment=”336890″]Vote for your favorite Oregon uniform:

    http://blog.oregonli...

    2003 Lightning Yellow. Were, and always will be, a guilty pleasure of mine.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Agreed. Although I did like the Donald Ducks. If Disney wouldn’t let them use that anymore, they should have tried to get Daffy Duck. THEN they’d have an excuse to introduce black…[/quote]
    Wait a minute! I just realized gray is okay for Oregon?
    “Duck…duck…gray duck!”

    (I withdraw any previous objections to gray, seeing as I now understand how they came to such a perfectly logical extension of their branding).

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”336907″][quote comment=”336906″][quote comment=”336892″][quote comment=”336890″]Vote for your favorite Oregon uniform:

    http://blog.oregonli...

    2003 Lightning Yellow. Were, and always will be, a guilty pleasure of mine.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Agreed. Although I did like the Donald Ducks. If Disney wouldn’t let them use that anymore, they should have tried to get Daffy Duck. THEN they’d have an excuse to introduce black…[/quote]
    Wait a minute! I just realized gray is okay for Oregon?
    “Duck…duck…gray duck!”

    (I withdraw any previous objections to gray, seeing as I now understand how they came to such a perfectly logical extension of their branding).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Aren’t you thinking of Grey Goose?

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote]Wait a minute! I just realized gray is okay for Oregon?
    “Duck…duck…gray duck!”

    (I withdraw any previous objections to gray, seeing as I now understand how they came to such a perfectly logical extension of their branding).[/quote]

    says the man who argued a mallard duck has yellow feet ;)

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”336909″][quote]Wait a minute! I just realized gray is okay for Oregon?
    “Duck…duck…gray duck!”

    (I withdraw any previous objections to gray, seeing as I now understand how they came to such a perfectly logical extension of their branding).[/quote]

    says the man who argued a mallard duck has yellow feet ;)[/quote]

    Cartoon ducks do. Donald does (or did, in the case of Oregon).
    And some of their Nikes have yellow toes.

  • Squiddie | June 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    Just a reminder: Duck, Duck, Gray Duck is the preferred version of Duck, Duck, Goose in Minnesota and some surrounding areas.

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”336911″]Just a reminder: Duck, Duck, Gray Duck is the preferred version of Duck, Duck, Goose in Minnesota and some surrounding areas.[/quote]

    Thanks. Apparently that version didn’t filter down to Ohio.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”336912″][quote comment=”336911″]Just a reminder: Duck, Duck, Gray Duck is the preferred version of Duck, Duck, Goose in Minnesota and some surrounding areas.[/quote]

    Thanks. Apparently that version didn’t filter down to Ohio.[/quote]

    Doesn’t make the genius of the Oregon branding any less brilliant.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    Okay, seriously, I just found these. They were discussed a while back, and don’t know if anyone ever unearthed them (Oregon’s African American logos of the ’70s).

    http://blogs.registe...

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    Does anyone on here know when Pitt will be showing off its new Nike sponsored football jerseys?

  • Tom Farley | June 25, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    Sweet ‘fro on Afro Duck!

    Then, of course, there was Mallard Drake, a totally different black duck, that emerged in 1978 out of the imagination of Oregon Daily Emerald cartoonist Steve Sandstrom.
    Really? No resemblance whatsoever to Daffy Duck? /sarcasm

  • Tom Farley | June 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    R.I.P., Farrah.

    Talk about iconic images: That poster — you know the one — resides in the memory of just about every American male alive in 1976.

    She wore a nice uniform in that one, right fellahs?

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”336917″]Sweet ‘fro on Afro Duck!

    Then, of course, there was Mallard Drake, a totally different black duck, that emerged in 1978 out of the imagination of Oregon Daily Emerald cartoonist Steve Sandstrom.
    Really? No resemblance whatsoever to Daffy Duck? /sarcasm[/quote]

    None whatsssssssoever.

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote]Talk about iconic images: That poster — you know the one — resides in the memory of just about every American male alive in 1976.

    She wore a nice uniform in that one, right fellahs?[/quote]

    indeed…twas funny…my friends and i always had a favorite angel, and i always preferred kate jackson to ms. smith & mrs. majors

    but we all had that poster

  • Brian | June 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    Maybe someone with some hockey knowledge can help me out with this. Yesterday while I was at work at a grocery store, a man came through the line wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey (generic NNOB and no number) and cap. But the thing that was odd was the color of the sweater. It wasn’t the traditional black or even the alternate blue, but it was instead a golden yellow, like this color:
    http://www.vitaltexc...

    I didn’t get a close enough look to see if it was the old logo design or if it was the redesigned one from a couple years ago. Does anyone have any knowledge as to why it was this color?

  • random reader | June 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    Pete Abraham on the LoHud Yankees Blog posted where Mariano Rivera got his bat and gloves from:

    Meanwhile, Mariano Rivera was more excited about lining out to center field than striking out all four batters he faced. Using a borrowed bat (Cody Ransom), helmet (Alfredo Aceves) and gloves (Cody Ransom), he drilled a fastball.

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”336920″]but we all had that poster[/quote]

    That poster showed that she truly stood out.

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”336903″]Here’s another reason why you need to know what you’re buying. The Blackhawks, as far as I know and have seen, have never worn a 9/11 tribute.[/quote]

    Teebz, besides that the eye on the Blackhawk is irregular.

  • Tom Farley | June 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    indeed…twas funny…my friends and i always had a favorite angel, and i always preferred kate jackson to ms. smith & mrs. majors
    I was a Jaclyn Smith “man” (read: boy) myself, Phil.

    I’ve always loved Steve Martin’s riff on Farrah’s poster (early in the second half of the transcript):

    http://snltranscript...

  • Mike Engle | June 25, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”336921″]Maybe someone with some hockey knowledge can help me out with this. Yesterday while I was at work at a grocery store, a man came through the line wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey (generic NNOB and no number) and cap. But the thing that was odd was the color of the sweater. It wasn’t the traditional black or even the alternate blue, but it was instead a golden yellow, like this color:
    http://www.vitaltexc...

    I didn’t get a close enough look to see if it was the old logo design or if it was the redesigned one from a couple years ago. Does anyone have any knowledge as to why it was this color?[/quote]
    Practice jersey?

  • Michael Emody | June 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    The White Sox actually ARE wearing black with red trim 50’s style home uniforms today against the Dodgers. They seem to be white, that is, not having a cream colored tint. (Dodgers are in their regular road grays.) NNOB- big numbers. Awesome TV numbers. Helmets match. Number font is excellent. If they could just get stirrups with white and red stripes. Yes, I know the cost is high and only a handful of players wear them, but we’ll take the rest off their hands…

    They look great. Keep them the rest of the season!

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”336914″][quote comment=”336912″][quote comment=”336911″]Just a reminder: Duck, Duck, Gray Duck is the preferred version of Duck, Duck, Goose in Minnesota and some surrounding areas.[/quote]

    Thanks. Apparently that version didn’t filter down to Ohio.[/quote]

    Doesn’t make the genius of the Oregon branding any less brilliant.[/quote]
    Interesting. A week ago, I would not have gotten that Gray Duck reference, but I just finished reading Ramona the Pest to one of my kids. Also, it should be noted that Beverly Cleary is from Oregon

  • jim | June 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    Toronto FC wore pink jerseys last night to support the Breast Cancer foundation.
    Somebody should’ve told New York to bring something other than white. You could hardly tell the teams apart.
    http://www.gettyimag...

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”336871″]Tennessee going with Black jerseys?

    http://www.3sib.com/...

    Apparently there is also a helmet to go with this with a black facemask; the pants are black and have an orange stripe down them…trying to locate a picture of it all.

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”336927″]The White Sox actually ARE wearing black with red trim 50’s style home uniforms today against the Dodgers. They seem to be white, that is, not having a cream colored tint. (Dodgers are in their regular road grays.) NNOB- big numbers. Awesome TV numbers. Helmets match. Number font is excellent. If they could just get stirrups with white and red stripes. Yes, I know the cost is high and only a handful of players wear them, but we’ll take the rest off their hands…

    They look great. Keep them the rest of the season![/quote]
    It figures those pricks would wear them for the day game of the series so all I get to see is that 120-second MLB.tv free preview.

    I’d imagine that they just swapped out the decals on their existing helmets rather than create all new ones for this game. It’s cool that they actually went to the trouble of doing that.

    I’m really not crazy about the TV numbers, so I don’t know about keeping them the rest of the season, but it would be nice to see them used as a home alt.

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”336931″]It figures those pricks would wear them for the day game of the series so all I get to see is that 120-second MLB.tv free preview.[/quote]
    Not that it really makes everything 1959-esqe, but having them wear the ’59 uni’s for the day game does at least show them in the same light (get it?) as they were seen back in the WS.

    Now with all that said, from a marketing standpoint you’d want them out there ASAP: two nights ago. That’s two nights of sales that you don’t get with the uniforms being debuted today.

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”336930″][quote comment=”336871″]Tennessee going with Black jerseys?

    http://www.3sib.com/...

    Apparently there is also a helmet to go with this with a black facemask; the pants are black and have an orange stripe down them…trying to locate a picture of it all.[/quote]

    They by any chance have a game on Halloween this year?

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”336933″]They by any chance have a game on Halloween this year?[/quote]
    A home game against the Ol’ Ball Coach and the SC Gamecocks.

    BFTSOB?

  • Ricko | June 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”336933″][quote comment=”336930″][quote comment=”336871″]Tennessee going with Black jerseys?

    http://www.3sib.com/...

    Apparently there is also a helmet to go with this with a black facemask; the pants are black and have an orange stripe down them…trying to locate a picture of it all.[/quote]

    They by any chance have a game on Halloween this year?[/quote]

    It occurs to me that if they actually are going that route (for a one-game thing), they might as well paint the helmets black, too…with orange stripe and “T”, of course. That would be a staggeringly unorthodox look for the Volunteers and, good or bad, certainly worth looking at.

    —Ricko

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    I agree, Ricko. I am trying to find it.

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”336935″]It occurs to me that if they actually are going that route (for a one-game thing), they might as well paint the helmets black, too…with orange stripe and “T”, of course. That would be a staggeringly unorthodox look for the Volunteers and, good or bad, certainly worth looking at.[/quote]
    I’d say if they were going to use it for one game only it would be Florida: but they play in Gainsville this year.

  • JSS | June 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    http://blogs.knoxnew...

    The helmet was shown on Youtube once (apparently), but the vid was taken down, I cant find pics of the helmet anywhere, but its talked about on that link.

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    meh

     nice tv numbers

  • Jon | June 25, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”336918″]R.I.P., Farrah.

    Talk about iconic images: That poster — you know the one — resides in the memory of just about every American male alive in 1976.

    She wore a nice uniform in that one, right fellahs?[/quote]

    I was 2 years old in 1976, and I know exactly which uniform we speak of…

  • Eric R | June 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    http://www.icethetic...
    Abbotsford Heat of the AHL (Formerly Quad City Flames) have unveiled their logo. and oh boy is it a dud.

  • Eric R | June 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm |

    http://twitpic.com/8...
    More about the Abbotsford Heat,
    Their jerseys are just recolorizations of the Calgary Flames (so they are ugly Reebokified trash).

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”336941″][quote comment=”336918″]R.I.P., Farrah.

    Talk about iconic images: That poster — you know the one — resides in the memory of just about every American male alive in 1976.

    She wore a nice uniform in that one, right fellahs?[/quote]

    I was 2 years old in 1976, and I know exactly which uniform we speak of…[/quote]

    Think we can get all of our significant others to feather their hair in tribute to her?

  • Kurt | June 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm |

    Expecting bad news with Michael Jackson in the next hour or so…

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”336945″]Expecting bad news with Michael Jackson in the next hour or so…[/quote]
    Heard he’s in the hospital: it’s that bad?

  • Kurt | June 25, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

    Siren just came up on Drudge – he’s gone

  • aynotherguyy | June 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    Farah Fawcett and Micheal Jackson on the same day.

    I’m sure there’s some cosmic connection there, but right now I’m struggling to find it…

    (And I’m not counting the use of the anti-spam word “Gone” to get this posted as the cosmic connection.)

  • Kurt | June 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm |

    Spurs the latest soccer team to get new kits…

  • Puff | June 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm |

    Does anyone know anything about this new USFL? I stumbled on it during my daily Wikipediaing and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it with the UW search (unless I missed something, of course).

  • iLO | June 25, 2009 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”336950″]Does anyone know anything about this new USFL? I stumbled on it during my daily Wikipediaing and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it with the UW search (unless I missed something, of course).[/quote]

    I’m really looking forward for this. The site has stayed the same since February. Looks like the UFL will be the only one kicking off this year. The AAFL was supsposed to start last year but they suspended operations until further notice.

  • iLO | June 25, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    Random:
    Check out the 92 uni’s. Awesome.

    1992 NFL Montage

  • failos2002 | June 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm |

    In all the talk about Oregon unis, has anyone linked here?

    http://www.complex.c...

    Some nice pics of some good (and bad) unis.

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”336951″][quote comment=”336950″]Does anyone know anything about this new USFL? I stumbled on it during my daily Wikipediaing and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it with the UW search (unless I missed something, of course).[/quote]

    I’m really looking forward for this. The site has stayed the same since February. Looks like the UFL will be the only one kicking off this year. The AAFL was supsposed to start last year but they suspended operations until further notice.[/quote]

    Actually, the website has changed. It looks like a blueprint with drawing of the Generals’ Brian Sipe. Little by little they’re coloring him in. I assume when they’re done the website will be fully operational. And I can’t wait either.

  • iLO | June 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”336954″][quote comment=”336951″][quote comment=”336950″]Does anyone know anything about this new USFL? I stumbled on it during my daily Wikipediaing and there doesn’t seem to be any mention of it with the UW search (unless I missed something, of course).[/quote]

    I’m really looking forward for this. The site has stayed the same since February. Looks like the UFL will be the only one kicking off this year. The AAFL was supsposed to start last year but they suspended operations until further notice.[/quote]

    Actually, the website has changed. It looks like a blueprint with drawing of the Generals’ Brian Sipe. Little by little they’re coloring him in. I assume when they’re done the website will be fully operational. And I can’t wait either.[/quote]

    Oh wow, they did. Awesome! On the old site , someone asked the question about paying homage to the old league and they said they might use the teams from the previous USFL with some having different cities. I’d like to see those uniforms without alterations being used to day. ex) Boston/orlando Breakers.

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”336939″]meh

     nice tv numbers[/quote]
    Nice to see a uni that doesn’t have the MLB logo plastered all over it but damn, does that Majestic logo look out of place. Also, I really miss the green underbills (you can just barely see it on Konerko’s cap — and also the Ozzie pic that Phil linked).

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”336915″]Okay, seriously, I just found these. They were discussed a while back, and don’t know if anyone ever unearthed them (Oregon’s African American logos of the ’70s).

    http://blogs.registe...
    I just noticed this below the duck that’s a completely original creation and in no way resembles Daffy Duck.

    Media credit: Grayce Bentley

    What are the chances that her maiden name is Nix?

  • JimV19 | June 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”336955″][quote comment=”336954″][quote comment=”336951″][quote comment=”336950″]Actually, the website has changed. It looks like a blueprint with drawing of the Generals’ Brian Sipe. Little by little they’re coloring him in. I assume when they’re done the website will be fully operational. And I can’t wait either.[/quote]

    Oh wow, they did. Awesome! On the old site , someone asked the question about paying homage to the old league and they said they might use the teams from the previous USFL with some having different cities. I’d like to see those uniforms without alterations being used to day. ex) Boston/orlando Breakers.[/quote]

    I agree. I was trying to think of some teams that would look better with an upgrade and I can’t think of any. As good as the Breakers’ unis were, I think the Jacksonville Bulls may have had the best. Hey Paul, can we do a column on the USFL unis sometime?

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t check in with a DJ Carrasco stirrups update. The Sox-Dodgers game replay is on now and I happened to notice that he had stirrups on. So maybe he’s only doing it with throwback games.

    Today’s were a much lower cut than they were for the Civil Rights Game.

  • LI Phil | June 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”336959″]I’d be remiss if I didn’t check in with a DJ Carrasco stirrups update. The Sox-Dodgers game replay is on now and I happened to notice that he had stirrups on. So maybe he’s only doing it with throwback games.

    Today’s were a much lower cut than they were for the Civil Rights Game.[/quote]

    pics?

    btw…is he (with the requisite wearing of “more than once”) now officially in stirrup nation (TM) ?

  • rjcoy06 | June 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”336836″]Not sure that anyone but the most hard-core hockey uni geek or perhaps hockey guru teebz will care about this but…

    from 1981-82 thru 1984-85, it is said that the Peguins wore yellow jerseys for Sunday home games only.

    I had thought that the Pens wore yellows for all home games in 1981-82, whites for all homes in 1982-83 and back to yellows for all homes in 1983-84. I also think that the yellows were never worn in 1984-85 during the season, but only for preseason games. I decided to get off of my azz and dig into the archives of the Pittsburgh papers (Post-Gazette and Press) at the PA state library for at least 1981-82.

    This is what I found:
    Of the 40 home games, they wore yellow 14 times, they wore white 24 times, and there were 2 games (10/31 vs Buffalo and 1/2 vs Hartford) that neither paper had a photo from. The Pens had only 3 Sunday home games in 81/82 (2/21 Islanders, 3/7 Flames, 4/4 Islanders) and in 2 of those, they wore white.

    So at least for 81/82, both theories (all yellow at home or yellow for Sundays only) were debunked. I will check out the Pens 82/83 season next week and will report accordingly.[/quote]

    Have you checked out the site penguinjersey.com? They seem to have a lot of history not only on the penguins, but all Pitt hockey teams.

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”336960″][quote comment=”336959″]I’d be remiss if I didn’t check in with a DJ Carrasco stirrups update. The Sox-Dodgers game replay is on now and I happened to notice that he had stirrups on. So maybe he’s only doing it with throwback games.

    Today’s were a much lower cut than they were for the Civil Rights Game.[/quote]

    pics?

    btw…is he (with the requisite wearing of “more than once”) now officially in stirrup nation (TM) ?[/quote]
    Yep.

    I also noticed that the cap logos seem to have the “breaks” in them that Paul mentioned the Civil Rights cap did not have.

  • James Craven | June 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm |

    BTW, Dodgers did wear ’59 jerseys w/NNOB at US Cell Cominskey as well.

  • Hibbs | June 25, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”336845″]Anyone know anything about this jersey/team?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    Almost certainly an amateur team.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Regulators?
    Bad Brains?

  • Hibbs | June 25, 2009 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”336920″][quote]Talk about iconic images: That poster — you know the one — resides in the memory of just about every American male alive in 1976.

    She wore a nice uniform in that one, right fellahs?[/quote]

    indeed…twas funny…my friends and i always had a favorite angel, and i always preferred kate jackson to ms. smith & mrs. majors

    but we all had that poster[/quote]

    I had it. I think I got it out of “Dynamite” magazine. I kissed until her face was gone. I was only 7.

  • JTH | June 25, 2009 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”336963″]BTW, Dodgers did wear ’59 jerseys w/NNOB at US Cell Cominskey as well.[/quote]
    When?

    They sure as hell didn’t today.

    And it’s never been called “Cominskey”.

  • ATLBARTO | June 26, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    Come on guys the Yanks hat without a logo on the back is no big deal. Its simply a Yankees hat without the Inaugural patch. Whether it fell off/was never put on is besides the matter. Those Yanks hats with the patch I betcha dont come with the MLB logo because of the patch’s spot. It’s not a bootleg

  • bwburke94 | June 26, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    About the Mets thing, I was at the June 9th game vs. the Phillies and I saw that too… that day the Mets wore the snow whites with the black cap, I believe.