I know, that screen shot looks like it’s from a video game, but it’s actually Carlos Peña from last night’s home run derby, where his Rays logo sleeve patch was upside-down (it’s supposed to look like this). Peña’s BP pitcher had an inverted patch as well, as you can see here.
Me, I didn’t see any of it cuz I was off at Keyspan Park watching Wilco and Yo La Tengo (whose frontman, Ira Kaplan, wore a Mr. Met T-shirt and lobbed a bunch of baseballs into the crowd because, as he put it, “That’s why you come to a baseball stadium, to get a foul ball, right?”).
Thanks to Tim Graham, Kevin “Lunchbox” Monahan, Greg Riffenburgh, and Tim Burke for their eagles eyes and screen shots. Thanks also to Phil, who notes that the A.L. and N.L. caps bore at least superficial resemblances to certain past and present team logos.
New ESPN column today, revisiting a topic we first debated here last fall, but now with some new information added to the mix. Look here.
Raffle Reminder: Today’s the last day for the Man City soccer jersey raffle. Details here.
Uni Watch News Ticker: “Strange things going on with Michael Owen at Monday’s Manchester United training,” writes Mike Orr. “Articles have him taking on the coveted No. 7 shirt for United (previously worn by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best). But in two separate photos today he appears to have a 15 and 19 training shirt on. No clue what’s up with all that.” … Lots of good stuff in this 1984 All-Star Game slideshow. … Lots of CFL retro action in store for the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and B.C. Lions (with thanks to Richard Musterer). … “I had one of the weirdest uni experiences while watching the U.S. military all stars,” writes Paul Friedlander. “They had camo pants, brown jerseys, and camo helmets. Some of them wore camo hats, others wore brown. To make it even weirder, they had a couple of ‘Latin Stars’ playing with them wearing red jerseys and gray pants. But the craziest part was the back: the NOBs were important names linked to their uni numbers.” Bizarre, right? Additional examples here, here, and here. … HHH has added more designs to his collection of city flag jerseys. … Super-cool Michigan hockey jersey, circa 1947 (with thanks to Tom Wilcox). … Luis Castillo had a piece of gum on the back of his batting helmet on Sunday. Additional views here. … Jim Ransdell found a notebook where he’d designed some modern NBA logo concepts back when he was in high school, over 20 years ago. … Chris Cooley has some thoughts about the NFL’s uni rules. Scroll down to No. 3 on the “Ten Things I Think I Think” list on this page (with thanks to Jake Reed). … Steve Mandich has updated his collection of All-Star Game ballots.