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Imagine That: A Blue Jay Wearing Blue

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I hate the DH — hate it — but even I think it should always be used in the All-Star Game, regardless of where the game is played. Who wants to see a pitcher hit in an All-Star Game?

But Bud Selig and Co. don’t see it that way. Good thing, too, because pitchers’ at-bats are the best bets for all-star uni anomalies. Sure enough, when Roy Halladay came up to bat last night, he wore a blank navy blue helmet instead of Toronto’s usual black lid. The rear view revealed that it was Evan Longoria’s helmet with the Rays logo decal removed (note the MLB logo rendered in Rays colors). And look the announcers actually picked up on it. I’m tellin’ ya, everyone’s a uni watcher these days. Now we just have to teach Buck and McCarver the difference between a sticker and a decal.

Meanwhile, now that base coaches have to wear helmets, that provides a new avenue for helmet oddities — especially since managers often serve as coaches in the All-Star Game. Joe Torre, for example, didn’t bring a Dodgers helmet to St. Looey, but it was kinda cool to see him in a Cards helmet again.

In more mundane developments:

• Ichiro was wearing some nifty silver cleats. Here’s a closer view.

• Lots of players in white shoes, including David Wright, Albert Pujols, and Dan Haren.

• The scoreboard showed Jason Bay of the Red Sox in a Pirates cap. It also misspelled George Hendrick’s name (particularly unforgivable when you consider Hendrick used to play for the Cardinals).

• The Prez wore a Chisox jacket and Levi’s for throwing out the first pitch. (Unfortunately, Fox showed him throwing the ball but didn’t show where it went, presumably because they didn’t want to let anyone see in case the President tossed a two-hopper, or hit Keith Olbermann’s mom in the face, or whatever. Total chickenshit move on the part of Fox and/or the White House staff. As it turned out, his pitch made it on the fly, just barely, as you can see toward the end of this video clip. )

• It’s great that Willie Mays wore a Giants cap with his suit, but couldn’t they have gotten him a 5950 instead of a BP model?

• A bunch of Cardinals greats, all of them wearing red blazers, were introduced before the game. It wasn’t until I checked the photo wire that I realized the blazers weren’t identical. That’s Lou Brock with the bird on the bat.

One footnote to the game: Tim Wakefield brought along a special catcher’s mitt but didn’t get into the game. Too bad.

(Thanks to everyone who contributed screen shots and other info, especially Luis Roldan, Maks Skuz, Bryan Heaton, Jeremy Brahm, Mark Haarmann, and of course Phil.)

Raffle Results: The winner of the Man City jersey is Matt Argo. Matt, if you haven’t already done so, please give me a shout. Thanks.

Uni Watch Rust Belt Tour: I’ll be in Cleveland later this month to cover the National Sports Collectors Convention for Page 2, so let’s have a Uni Watch gathering on the evening of Thursday, July 30th. Figure 7pm, probably at the Prosperity Social Club, but I’ll confirm the time and place in a day or two. Naturally, Uni Watch intern emeritus Vince Grzegorek will be on hand, which will mark only the second time he and I have been in the same room, whoop-whoop. See you there.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Check out this awesome durene shirt I recently scored on eBay. Love the stripes, natch, and the felt lettering is hot-cha-cha. … Brian Harkness is a national semifinalist in KFC’s charity T-shirt design contest. Please vote for his entry (No. 6, “Stand with the Colonel”) so he can get a lifetime supply of really bad fried chicken. … In a vaguely related item, Justin Rectenwald, knowing my fondness for chicken tails, sent me some pics of his wife’s Brazilian cousin Eduardo, aka Master of the Fried Chicken Tail. “Seriously, this guy cooked non-stop,” writes Justin. “These were like little crunchy chicken candy, filled with gooey, chicken fatty goodness.” Let’s see the Colonel top that! … Here’s an excellent site devoted to Super Bowl tickets (with thanks to HHH). … Wilco’s summer tour program includes this nifty little scorecard. Love the note at the top. … I know we’ve covered this before, but please remind me: What’s the handwritten “63” for? … Comi-tragic story here of how MLB design honcho Anne Occi convinced the Devil Rays to wear the worst uni design in baseball history. Highly recommended reading (with thanks to Ken Guckenberger). … Color change for Stockton, a D3 school (with thanks to Tim Smith). … Rob Ullman was nice enough to send me a copy of his new hardcover sketchbook, Atom Bomb Bikini, which includes lots of his cheesecake uni portraits. You can buy it here. … Best view yet of Carlos Peña’s upside-down sleeve patch. … Regarding yesterday’s ESPN column, Craig Ramirez notes that the guy sitting on the right end of the front row, I.D’d as trainer Bill Zeigler, looks exactly like Rafael Palmeiro (who, just for the record, was 12 yrs old when that photo was taken). … The Lakewood BlueClaws are dusting off their BruceClaws promotion. Assuming they use the same jersey design from last year, the uni will look like this. … Here’s a site devoted to Kansas high school football helmets (with thanks to Patrick Chippeaux). … Looks like the Steelers’ old golden triangle design is a bit hit with Bud Selig. … How come nobody had told me about Batting Stance Guy? … In the spirit of last week’s Tecmo Bowl entry, Eric Trager has written a piece about the logos and graphics used in the baseball video game Hardball 5. Check it out here. … HHH has created still more city flag jerseys. … Brinke Guthrie scanned two ads from the 1990 World Series program. As you can see, the idea that you could buy the same gear that the pros wear was still quite a novelty at that point. And speaking of novelties, dig those Angels logo stirrups!

 

298 comments to Imagine That: A Blue Jay Wearing Blue

  • ART | July 15, 2009 at 7:54 am |

    Paul –
    It was great to see all the National League players in their home “Whites” and the American League players in their “Grays”. Is there a rule for ALL-Star games for which color jerseys players can wear? Who decides?

  • TommyD | July 15, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    It was great to see no “softball jerseys” last night. Only tragedy was the mets with their “i wish i was a yankee” black NY cpas.

  • Mike Hersh | July 15, 2009 at 8:18 am |

    KFC does grilled chicken now.

  • Tim F | July 15, 2009 at 8:25 am |

    Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…

  • Joe Barrie | July 15, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.

  • Fight | July 15, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    The handwritten 63 was a tribute to Joe Walter, who I think was injured. In looking for confirmation, I found this interesting picture of Boomer with a tribute to Walter when he was waived ( http://bengals.enqui... )

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    Another eBay find…

    This guy has some great pennants up for sale with 3 days to go.
    http://sports-cards....

  • Kyle | July 15, 2009 at 8:49 am |

    When Ichiro jogged out for the pregame introduction, I thought he was wearing stirrups… Much to everyone’s shagrin’ they were just hi-tops.

  • Stuby | July 15, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    Anne Occi sounds like a real twit. Scary that there are people like that involved in sports.

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    I could be wrong but it looked like someone flipped the Rays over to sit the proper way on the BP. I caught a shot of someones sleeve and it looked like you could see the stitching of the old upside down way ……screengrab anyone?

  • CheeseSteaker | July 15, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    What exactly is the difference between a sticker and a decal?

  • scott | July 15, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”339931″]Paul –
    It was great to see all the National League players in their home “Whites” and the American League players in their “Grays”. Is there a rule for ALL-Star games for which color jerseys players can wear? Who decides?[/quote]

    I don’t think anyone has worn a softball jersey in an All-Star Game since ’97… I believe Ken Caminiti mistakenly signed his road gray before the game in Cleveland and ended up wearing a blue top. It’s possible that MLB put in a rule mandating the wearing of whites and grays in 1997, which may have also been the first year that the leagues wore official batting practice jerseys. AL players wore dark tops in both the ’94 and ’96 games.

  • Mad Adam | July 15, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    Being the devil’s advocate here: It’s not out of the realm of the possible tha Willie Mays selected to wear and prefers the BP hat to the 5950.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    I was watching a replay of the 94 All Star Game in Pittsburgh on MLBTV. It was insane the number of AL players wearing dark-colored road jerseys. All the Cleveland guys (Lofton, Belle), White Sox guys (Jason Bere, Frank Thomas) and A’s (Reuben Sierra) wore navy, black and green tops. I’ve never seen them so prevalent in an All-Star game. Also, the players wore speciall All-Star game patches, so the 125th anniversary MLB patch was gone from the sleeves. Instead, the logo on the back of the caps was gold instead of rendered in the team colors (or red/white/blue, b/c at the time I think they all used the standard MLB logo colors).

  • howard | July 15, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    Tom Foley’s name was also misspelled in the AL coaches list. FOLLEY

  • James P. | July 15, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    There is a men’s tailor here in St Louis that makes those red blazers. I have seen a few Cards fans wearing them in the private boxes.

  • Matt Brosseau | July 15, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Occi said the Rays merchandise should be a big seller nationally because of the color schemes. “It’s going to be awesome,” she said.

    Amazingly, she still has a job: http://www.nj.com/sp...

  • DJ | July 15, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    It’s possible that MLB put in a rule mandating the wearing of whites and grays in 1997, which may have also been the first year that the leagues wore official batting practice jerseys. AL players wore dark tops in both the ‘94 and ‘96 games.

    It might have been that MLB told the players that they need not bring their uniforms to the game, as a specially-made version would be waiting for them at the site (along with the special caps and undershirts).

  • Dave in Maine | July 15, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    I agree with Paul’s observation about everyone becoming a Uni Watcher…I only watched 10 minutes of the game, but it included a discussion of pajama pants vs. high cuffs between Buck & McCarver. Carl Crawford was on base and, of course, fixing to steal, and McCarver says “he’s the fastest guy from first to second that I’ve seen since Lou Brock…imagine how much faster he’d be if his pant cuffs weren’t dragging on the ground. Brock always wore his really high up.”

    The religion is getting around!

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    speaking of old cardinals…

    when ban-lon ruled supreme

    http://vault.sportsi...

  • TMD | July 15, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    no worse than this team

    http://images.mirror...

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”339952″]no worse than this team

    http://images.mirror...

    actually…it’s this one

  • Lou | July 15, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”339943″]Being the devil’s advocate here: It’s not out of the realm of the possible tha Willie Mays selected to wear and prefers the BP hat to the 5950.[/quote]

    Willie actually DOES prefer the BP cap, and he specifically prefers the one he is wearing. Note it is last year’s style. He has worn that cap for every event that I have seen him at for th elast 2 years, including the HBO Costas discussion with him and Hank Aaron after last year’s All-Star Game.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…[/quote]

    OK so I didn’t imagine that. Yeah. I liked how Obama handled it. Made sure to shake the guy’s hand.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”339948″]It’s possible that MLB put in a rule mandating the wearing of whites and grays in 1997, which may have also been the first year that the leagues wore official batting practice jerseys. AL players wore dark tops in both the ‘94 and ‘96 games.

    It might have been that MLB told the players that they need not bring their uniforms to the game, as a specially-made version would be waiting for them at the site (along with the special caps and undershirts).[/quote]

    I think the equipment guys must send one of the players’ jerseys to the game site for the patch. Because the pants all have to be custom to the players’ likes/dislikes, and b/c Jason Werth still had huge-ass sleeves last night. Holy crap those things are almost 3/4 length.

    The funny thing about Halladay is that you would expect him to have borrowed teammate Aaron Hill’s helmet, but b/c Hill batted directly in front of him in the lineup, he couldn’t.

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”339953″][quote comment=”339952″]no worse than this team

    http://images.mirror...

    actually…it’s this one[/quote]

    Either one really. I just figured a Nats jacket would prove my point well.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”339954″][quote comment=”339943″]Being the devil’s advocate here: It’s not out of the realm of the possible tha Willie Mays selected to wear and prefers the BP hat to the 5950.[/quote]

    Willie actually DOES prefer the BP cap, and he specifically prefers the one he is wearing. Note it is last year’s style. He has worn that cap for every event that I have seen him at for th elast 2 years, including the HBO Costas discussion with him and Hank Aaron after last year’s All-Star Game.[/quote]

    Here he is after the 2007 ASG. Looks like a 3930 but without the orange side panel.

    http://imgs.sfgate.c...

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    The Lakewood BlueClaws are dusting off their BruceClaws promotion.

    Nothing for Santa?

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”339958″][quote comment=”339954″][quote comment=”339943″]Being the devil’s advocate here: It’s not out of the realm of the possible tha Willie Mays selected to wear and prefers the BP hat to the 5950.[/quote]

    Willie actually DOES prefer the BP cap, and he specifically prefers the one he is wearing. Note it is last year’s style. He has worn that cap for every event that I have seen him at for th elast 2 years, including the HBO Costas discussion with him and Hank Aaron after last year’s All-Star Game.[/quote]

    Here he is after the 2007 ASG. Looks like a 3930 but without the orange side panel.

    http://imgs.sfgate.c...

    This look like it may be the same cap:

    http://blog.al.com/s...

    Again:

    http://cache.daylife...

    Slide show:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    More:

    http://www2.pictures...

    Etc:

    http://www3.pictures...

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”339957″][quote comment=”339953″][quote comment=”339952″]no worse than this team

    http://images.mirror...

    actually…it’s this one[/quote]

    Either one really. I just figured a Nats jacket would prove my point well.[/quote]

    The Nats decline can be traced directly to that unfortunate incident.

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]
    My brother and I were cracking up that Obama pretty much threw the sorry ass Nats under the bus!!!

    White Sox, a horrible team? Two games over .500 and 3.5 GB first place at the break, not to mention a WS title in ’05.

    Yeah, we in Pittsburgh would love to have such a “terrible” team playing in PNC Park.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”339955″][quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…[/quote]

    OK so I didn’t imagine that. Yeah. I liked how Obama handled it. Made sure to shake the guy’s hand.[/quote]

    Maybe he wears it cuz its “Giants” without being either New York or San Francisco? He is probably the one player whose career was Hall of Fame level both before and after the move west. Most of the other Giants and Dodgers who came west left their best years behind. The younger guys (like Koufax) came into their own after the move.

    Just a thought.

    —Ricko

  • Joe Hilseberg | July 15, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    “Brinke Guthrie scanned two ads from the 1990 World Series program.”

    Ahh…good old Sports Specialties. Those hats in my opinion were way better than today’s 5950. I can’t even wear one of those monstrosities.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    oops. quoted wrote comment. MIne was in reference to Mays’ hat.

    But, yeah, the Prez did gently pole axe the Natinals.
    The ’62 Mets live again!
    In Washington.

    And we amend the old saying.
    “Washington. First in war, first in peace and last in the NATIONAL League.”

    —Ricko

  • TMD | July 15, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”339962″][quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]
    My brother and I were cracking up that Obama pretty much threw the sorry ass Nats under the bus!!!

    White Sox, a horrible team? Two games over .500 and 3.5 GB first place at the break, not to mention a WS title in ’05.

    Yeah, we in Pittsburgh would love to have such a “terrible” team playing in PNC Park.[/quote]

    Kek,

    You missed my point. One requirement of being a Tigers fan is that you are legally obligated to say that the Indians, White Sox and Twins are horrible teams (we’ve got no real beef with the Royals, so, they’re ok).

  • Marc | July 15, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    In that 1990 World Series ad, is that a cardboard cut out of George Brett? I could be wrong, but who knows?

  • Joe Barrie | July 15, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    The windbreaker isn’t the problem; it’s the jeans and sneakers.

    The photo of Obama and Mays underscores what I am trying to say.

  • GoTerriers | July 15, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I liked it. He looked very comfortable. Very humanizing, calculated that way, no doubt, because everything is. I also thought he was very comfortable and knowledgeable in the booth with Joe and Tim. I’d take the POTUS over Joe Morgan on Sunday nights!

    Besides, throwing a ball in a shirt and tie is difficult at best, throwing one in a shirt and tie, with a Kevlar vest underneath would be damn near impossible!

  • oilfan | July 15, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    FYI – the International feed shows the first pitch all the way into Albert’s glove. I refused to watch the Fox feed – I can handle Buck, but McCarver to me is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

  • chance michaels | July 15, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”339963″][quote comment=”339955″][quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…[/quote]

    OK so I didn’t imagine that. Yeah. I liked how Obama handled it. Made sure to shake the guy’s hand.[/quote]

    Maybe he wears it cuz its “Giants” without being either New York or San Francisco? He is probably the one player whose career was Hall of Fame level both before and after the move west. Most of the other Giants and Dodgers who came west left their best years behind. The younger guys (like Koufax) came into their own after the move.

    Just a thought.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    That was always my understanding. He always wears the “G” cap in the 1950s retro script, which could apply equally to the New York or San Francisco Giants.

  • juan grande | July 15, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I’m not saying the guy has to wear Brooks Brothers on the mound but I would expect a little more than jeans and sneakers from POTUS. I also noticed more than a few boos as he walked out to the mound. The conspiracy nut in me says that by wearing the jacket, any boos he heard could be blamed on the jacket and not job approval.

  • CJ | July 15, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    Hardball 5. Wow. I played the crap out of that.

    Very badly of course, I was 7 or 8 at the time and I couldn’t figure out how to time batting. Or why it was so hard to win games with my beloved Phillies.

    Between that and NHL 95 my sports video game fixation would be firmly cemented.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    Lots of players in white shoes, including David Wright, Albert Pujols, and Dan Haren.

    There’s also the number of AL players who wear special gray shoes for the All-Star game. Ichiro went with silver, but guys like Jeter, Teixeira, Mauer

    Jeter:
    http://sportsillustr...

    Mauer:
    http://sportsillustr...

    Youkilis:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Hamilton:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Buerhle:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Teixeira:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Michael Young:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Also, is Carl Crawford wearing a shooting sleeve?
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Namhob | July 15, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    So I remember watching Dan Haren on the mound last night and thinking “Man, that jersey looks like it is too tight on him.”

    As it turns out, I guess I’m just too used to seeing jerseys like Prince Fielder’s to remember how professionals are supposed to wear a jersey!

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    I mentioned this last night, but it was late…

    Don’t know if it was mentioned, but I am pretty sure Prince Fielder used one of Ryan Braun’s new line of bats in last nights Home Run Derby. I don’t know if he has been using them in the regular season however.

    Here is the story on Braun’s new line of maple bats:
    http://brewersbeat.m...

    And here is an image from the Home Run Derby. You can clearly see the number 8 on the bottom of the bat:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    ————————–

    I did find out the answer a little later. From Brewers.com:
    “Fielder’s contribution proved to be the highlight for the Brewers’ three representatives in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Busch Stadium.

    Fielder owes some credit to teammate Rickie Weeks, whose bat the first baseman used both in Monday’s Derby, which he won, and again in Tuesday’s game. Fielder has hit with Weeks’ bat for much of the season.

    “I don’t have a specific bat,” Fielder said. “Whatever feels comfortable at the time, I’ll use. I switch every now and then. I just like to see something else, I guess. I just won’t use the pitcher’s bat. I won’t go there.”

    In Fielder’s previous All-Star appearance, he used the bat of then-teammate Joe Dillon and went 0-for-1.”

    Full article here:
    http://milwaukee.bre...

    Still weird he had #8 on the bat, when Week’s number is 23. Strange.

  • Hott Rodd | July 15, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”339969″]FYI – the International feed shows the first pitch all the way into Albert’s glove. I refused to watch the Fox feed – I can handle Buck, but McCarver to me is like fingernails on a chalkboard.[/quote]

    I refuse to listen to Joe Buck. Period. He ranks right up there on my list of worst announcers.

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”339972″][quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I’m not saying the guy has to wear Brooks Brothers on the mound but I would expect a little more than jeans and sneakers from POTUS. I also noticed more than a few boos as he walked out to the mound. The conspiracy nut in me says that by wearing the jacket, any boos he heard could be blamed on the jacket and not job approval.[/quote]

    jacket, fine…jeans and sneakers….I would rather have seen him in something else…but that’s just me

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”339977″][quote comment=”339969″]FYI – the International feed shows the first pitch all the way into Albert’s glove. I refused to watch the Fox feed – I can handle Buck, but McCarver to me is like fingernails on a chalkboard.[/quote]

    I refuse to listen to Joe Buck. Period. He ranks right up there on my list of worst announcers.[/quote]

    heh…the ultimate nails on a chalkboard moment was during the HRD, when joe buck joined berman, morgan & phillips in the booth

  • joe | July 15, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”339978″][quote comment=”339972″][quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I’m not saying the guy has to wear Brooks Brothers on the mound but I would expect a little more than jeans and sneakers from POTUS. I also noticed more than a few boos as he walked out to the mound. The conspiracy nut in me says that by wearing the jacket, any boos he heard could be blamed on the jacket and not job approval.[/quote]

    jacket, fine…jeans and sneakers….I would rather have seen him in something else…but that’s just me[/quote]
    not just jeans, but badly fitting floods.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 10:22 am |

    One thing fairly evident last night.
    Given a choice, a lot of MLBers would prefer white or mostly white cleats at home and gray or mostly gray cleats on the road.

    This, of course, is a look that only works with pajama pants.
    With short pants, no. Unless you want to look like a geek or a nun teaching gym (see Ichiro for reference). Stooooopid looking.

    —Ricko

  • Tyler | July 15, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    With all the photoshopping lately. It would interesting to see the Nationals in the old Expos pinwheel cap.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    The Ichiro Look…
    http://einsteinscost...

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”339976″]I mentioned this last night, but it was late…

    Don’t know if it was mentioned, but I am pretty sure Prince Fielder used one of Ryan Braun’s new line of bats in last nights Home Run Derby. I don’t know if he has been using them in the regular season however.

    Here is the story on Braun’s new line of maple bats:
    http://brewersbeat.m...

    And here is an image from the Home Run Derby. You can clearly see the number 8 on the bottom of the bat:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    ————————–

    I did find out the answer a little later. From Brewers.com:
    “Fielder’s contribution proved to be the highlight for the Brewers’ three representatives in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Busch Stadium.

    Fielder owes some credit to teammate Rickie Weeks, whose bat the first baseman used both in Monday’s Derby, which he won, and again in Tuesday’s game. Fielder has hit with Weeks’ bat for much of the season.

    “I don’t have a specific bat,” Fielder said. “Whatever feels comfortable at the time, I’ll use. I switch every now and then. I just like to see something else, I guess. I just won’t use the pitcher’s bat. I won’t go there.”

    In Fielder’s previous All-Star appearance, he used the bat of then-teammate Joe Dillon and went 0-for-1.”

    Full article here:
    http://milwaukee.bre...

    Still weird he had #8 on the bat, when Week’s number is 23. Strange.[/quote]

    From an AP story on the HR Derby:

    With three outs remaining in the final round, Fielder smacked a drive onto the grassy hill in center field to clinch the crown. He posed for a moment with his bat held high, then embraced Brewers teammate Ryan Braun near home plate.

    Fielder started out using a bat that belonged to injured Milwaukee teammate Rickie Weeks, then switched to Braun’s stick.

    “It was a little longer,” Fielder said. “Once I grabbed his bat, it felt pretty good.”

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”339982″]With all the photoshopping lately. It would interesting to see the Nationals in the old Expos pinwheel cap.[/quote]

    quick & dirty

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Ummm…

    HHH has an error on his city flag unis. He’s not using the City of Charlotte flag on his design, he’s using a flag that just contains one of the many logos for Charlotte. If I’m not mistaken, its the logo for the old Charlotte Coliseum, but it could just also be an old logo for the city itself.

  • Alan #44 | July 15, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    Lou Brock looks younger than Ozzie.

  • Perry | July 15, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?[/quote]

    I noticed that too — he didn’t look at Obama at all. Either he really hates the Prez, or he’s a Secret Service guy and was watching the crowd.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”339939″]Anne Occi sounds like a real twit. Scary that there are people like that involved in sports.[/quote]

    Liked her using the word “agressive” for such wimpy uniforms. MLB must have really put the screws to the owner to get him to change his tune.

  • Perry | July 15, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    I love Batting Stance Guy! I’ve seen his stuff on YouTube (love his ’80s Cardinals), had no idea he’d gotten so big.

  • M.Princip | July 15, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    From the, Prominent Hispanics in NFL History, what’s up with Garza’s striped pads? Looks like chaulk?

  • Brian | July 15, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    Now we down here know “Anne Occi” is who to hate for that. God those were ugly. I know I’m sure to find opposition here, but I have grown to love the Rays current look. I hated them at first (coming from someone who hates green) but I now love them, although I’d like to see them put Tampa Bay on the road jersey.

  • Tyler | July 15, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    Sorry let me try it again. How about putting the Natinals logo on the pinwheel cap. Thanks for the effort Phil.

  • Adam | July 15, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    The look on Ichiro’s face when he gets Obama to sign a ball is great. Seriously, to see a player get down right giddy when the President of the US signs a baseball for him, especially a foreign player, is fantastic. It shows where we’re going in the world when our president is a bigger celebrity than any MLBer today.

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.

  • sonic tooth | July 15, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    Batting Stance Guy is about the only between innings jumbotron shenanigans I can handle at Coors field. He pretty much nails the Rockies lineup.

  • Gemnr | July 15, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”339941″]What exactly is the difference between a sticker and a decal?[/quote]

    A sticker is the green dot on the back of a quarterback’s helmet.

    A decal goes on the side (unless you’re in Cleveland).

  • bourbon soaked idiot | July 15, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”339963″][quote comment=”339955″][quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…[/quote]

    OK so I didn’t imagine that. Yeah. I liked how Obama handled it. Made sure to shake the guy’s hand.[/quote]

    Maybe he wears it cuz its “Giants” without being either New York or San Francisco? He is probably the one player whose career was Hall of Fame level both before and after the move west. Most of the other Giants and Dodgers who came west left their best years behind. The younger guys (like Koufax) came into their own after the move.

    Just a thought.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Good point Ricko, but maybe he just likes the hat. Just because it offends the Uniwatch Police doesn’t mean that the Say Hey Kid has to hate it.

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”339991″]From the, Prominent Hispanics in NFL History, what’s up with Garza’s striped pads? Looks like chaulk?[/quote]
    Are we talking about the stripe looking seams that go from say, his collar under his ears down to his TV numbers?

    IMHO, they’re not stripes but rather some sort of seams in a stretch material. O-lineman looooove to get those jerseys as tight as possible.

  • Gemnr | July 15, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”339986″]Ummm…

    HHH has an error on his city flag unis. He’s not using the City of Charlotte flag on his design, he’s using a flag that just contains one of the many logos for Charlotte. If I’m not mistaken, its the logo for the old Charlotte Coliseum, but it could just also be an old logo for the city itself.[/quote]

    Interesting that while these are mockups, two of them have been in use — (kinda sorta). The blue Chicago jersey is currently in use by Chicago Red Stars of WPS and has been a Chicago Fire third jersey in the past.

    The white Washington, D.C. jersey has been a template for D.C. United’s road kit in the past, but with three stripes instead of two. Adidas and all that sorta jazz.

  • Wes | July 15, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    I see this has been asked by someone already, but it didn’t get a reply and I was wondering the same thing: what is technically the difference between a sticker and a decal?

  • M.Princip | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”339999″][quote comment=”339991″]From the, Prominent Hispanics in NFL History, what’s up with Garza’s striped pads? Looks like chaulk?[/quote]
    Are we talking about the stripe looking seams that go from say, his collar under his ears down to his TV numbers?

    IMHO, they’re not stripes but rather some sort of seams in a stretch material. O-lineman looooove to get those jerseys as tight as possible.[/quote]

    So, the seams(stretch material) are on the jersey, or, under the jersey?

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    Ricko:

    Did you notice that last night as the starters were introduced, the TV graphics included a “deck of cards” looking item on the left side of the screen with their team logo?

    I can’t claim to have seen them all, but of the ones I did see most of them had the logo that’s on their most familiar hats. The one exception I noticed was that the Twins either used their TC initials or their TC graphic.

  • JJD | July 15, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”339995″][quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.[/quote]

    As Bill Simmons tweeted last night, “Please don’t blame the Prez for throwing a lousy first pitch. He was wearing a bulletproof vest the size of Dustin Pedroia.” I saw the tweet first, then the pitch on highlights, so I expected worse, honestly.

    And I echo the comments regarding his wardrobe choice.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | July 15, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=\”339978\”][quote comment=\”339972\”][quote comment=\”339951\”][quote comment=\”339935\”]Any comments about Obama\’s attire at the game?

    I didn\’t like it, but that\’s my taste.[/quote]

    I\’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn\’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I\’m not saying the guy has to wear Brooks Brothers on the mound but I would expect a little more than jeans and sneakers from POTUS. I also noticed more than a few boos as he walked out to the mound. The conspiracy nut in me says that by wearing the jacket, any boos he heard could be blamed on the jacket and not job approval.[/quote]

    jacket, fine…jeans and sneakers….I would rather have seen him in something else…but that\’s just me[/quote]

    Would you rather he wore a flight suit and had a big “mission accomplished” banner behind him. Or better yet cowboy boots and a belt buckle the size of a hub cap with a Brooks Brothers suit?

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”339966″][quote comment=”339962″][quote comment=”339951″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?

    I didn’t like it, but that’s my taste.[/quote]

    I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]
    My brother and I were cracking up that Obama pretty much threw the sorry ass Nats under the bus!!!

    White Sox, a horrible team? Two games over .500 and 3.5 GB first place at the break, not to mention a WS title in ’05.

    Yeah, we in Pittsburgh would love to have such a “terrible” team playing in PNC Park.[/quote]

    Kek,

    You missed my point. One requirement of being a Tigers fan is that you are legally obligated to say that the Indians, White Sox and Twins are horrible teams (we’ve got no real beef with the Royals, so, they’re ok).[/quote]
    Understood, sorry for the mixed signals. Oh, and you’re welcome for Jim Leyland, who apparently would have come back to Pittsburgh but ownership took a pass.

  • Steven | July 15, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    For what it’s worth, the broadcast that we saw on Sportsnet in Canada (from MLB International, I think? I didn’t see much of the game to remember) had the center field cam angle for Obama’s pitch.

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”340005″][quote comment=\”339978\”][quote comment=\”339972\”][quote comment=\”339951\”][quote comment=\”339935\”]Any comments about Obama\’s attire at the game?

    I didn\’t like it, but that\’s my taste.[/quote]

    I\’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn\’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]

    I\’m not saying the guy has to wear Brooks Brothers on the mound but I would expect a little more than jeans and sneakers from POTUS. I also noticed more than a few boos as he walked out to the mound. The conspiracy nut in me says that by wearing the jacket, any boos he heard could be blamed on the jacket and not job approval.[/quote]

    jacket, fine…jeans and sneakers….I would rather have seen him in something else…but that\’s just me[/quote]

    Would you rather he wore a flight suit and had a big “mission accomplished” banner behind him. Or better yet cowboy boots and a belt buckle the size of a hub cap with a Brooks Brothers suit?[/quote]

    No Brooks brothers suit, but something other than jeans and sneakers.

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”339997″][quote comment=”339941″]What exactly is the difference between a sticker and a decal?[/quote]

    A sticker is the green dot on the back of a quarterback’s helmet.

    A decal goes on the side (unless you’re in Cleveland).[/quote]

    Geeze alert:
    From my AMC model car days of my youth, I recall a decal as being an entity that was first soaked in water to loosen it from its paper backing and then placed on the appropriate area of the plastic miniature. “Moon Equipped” was one of my personal favorites. I now return you to this century.

    00

  • ASM | July 15, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.

  • Adam | July 15, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up and opening pitch.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    Love your Saints unis, HHH!

    Too bad the best player in baseball doesn’t dress like one…lose the pajama pants, Pujols! (I mean change into real baseball pants – wasn’t asking him to pose for a pinup)

    I like seeing pitchers bat, even in the ASG. Actually got a free ticket to the ’81 game in Cleveland. I was excited when Toronto’s Dave Steib had to bat at the end.

    Speaking of Cleveland, glad to hear you’re coming, Paul! Barring the unforseen I will be there.

    I kinda like Joe Buck. Who would y’all rather have if you don’t like him?

    Only one thing is as bad as starting the ASG so late that my son didn’t get to see the end – not putting Tim Wakefield in the game. I’m not a Sox fan, but I’m a huge knuckleball fan.

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]
    Not from me, I thought those Asics were nice. The different spikes is one of my favorite things about the ASG.

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    not putting Tim Wakefield in the game.

    Nobody had the stones to catch him.

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”340012″]Love your Saints unis, HHH!

    Too bad the best player in baseball doesn’t dress like one…lose the pajama pants, Pujols! (I mean change into real baseball pants – wasn’t asking him to pose for a pinup)

    I like seeing pitchers bat, even in the ASG. Actually got a free ticket to the ’81 game in Cleveland. I was excited when Toronto’s Dave Steib had to bat at the end.

    Speaking of Cleveland, glad to hear you’re coming, Paul! Barring the unforseen I will be there.

    I kinda like Joe Buck. Who would y’all rather have if you don’t like him?

    Only one thing is as bad as starting the ASG so late that my son didn’t get to see the end – not putting Tim Wakefield in the game. I’m not a Sox fan, but I’m a huge knuckleball fan.[/quote]
    Jim, I agree about Wakefield not getting into the game, especially after he had to wait all these years to get in the ASG.

    My brother and I were joking that he was teaching Mariano Rivera the knuckler in the bullpen. That way, when Mariano’s days as a closer are numbered and the cutter isn’t cutting anymore, he could re-invent himself as a knuckleball throwing starter and pitch into his 50s.

  • Namhob | July 15, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”339985″][quote comment=”339982″]With all the photoshopping lately. It would interesting to see the Nationals in the old Expos pinwheel cap.[/quote]

    quick & dirty[/quote]
    Here’s another attempt with the Natinals logo. http://i400.photobuc...

  • rupe | July 15, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    Totally unrealted to the All-Star discussion – that’s my wife (in the Skins throwback) featured in Rob’s book!!!!!! I’m way more excited about that than I probably should be.

    Rob is awesome to work with – it’s a great gift for anyone with a lady who’s a sports fan.

  • Namhob | July 15, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”340014″]not putting Tim Wakefield in the game.

    Nobody had the stones to catch him.[/quote]
    Apparently Wake brought his own catcher’s mitt with him so that the unfortunate person who had to catch for him could stand a chance. I read somewhere that Inge (playing 3rd last night) came up through the minors as a catcher and has caught knuckle ballers in the past. Inge said he wouldn’t catch unless the Tigers gave him permission, but that he would pass on the timeless advice for catching knuckleballers: “Wait until it stops rolling and go pick it up”

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”339984″][quote comment=”339976″]I mentioned this last night, but it was late…

    Don’t know if it was mentioned, but I am pretty sure Prince Fielder used one of Ryan Braun’s new line of bats in last nights Home Run Derby. I don’t know if he has been using them in the regular season however.

    Here is the story on Braun’s new line of maple bats:
    http://brewersbeat.m...

    And here is an image from the Home Run Derby. You can clearly see the number 8 on the bottom of the bat:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    ————————–

    I did find out the answer a little later. From Brewers.com:
    “Fielder’s contribution proved to be the highlight for the Brewers’ three representatives in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Busch Stadium.

    Fielder owes some credit to teammate Rickie Weeks, whose bat the first baseman used both in Monday’s Derby, which he won, and again in Tuesday’s game. Fielder has hit with Weeks’ bat for much of the season.

    “I don’t have a specific bat,” Fielder said. “Whatever feels comfortable at the time, I’ll use. I switch every now and then. I just like to see something else, I guess. I just won’t use the pitcher’s bat. I won’t go there.”

    In Fielder’s previous All-Star appearance, he used the bat of then-teammate Joe Dillon and went 0-for-1.”

    Full article here:
    http://milwaukee.bre...

    Still weird he had #8 on the bat, when Week’s number is 23. Strange.[/quote]

    From an AP story on the HR Derby:

    With three outs remaining in the final round, Fielder smacked a drive onto the grassy hill in center field to clinch the crown. He posed for a moment with his bat held high, then embraced Brewers teammate Ryan Braun near home plate.

    Fielder started out using a bat that belonged to injured Milwaukee teammate Rickie Weeks, then switched to Braun’s stick.

    “It was a little longer,” Fielder said. “Once I grabbed his bat, it felt pretty good.”[/quote]

    Thanks Mike. I knew the Uni Watch community would get to the bottom of this. On a side note… I kind of like Ryan Braun’s logo for his line of bats. Good use of “R. B.” and “8”.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”340008″]No Brooks brothers suit, but something other than jeans and sneakers.[/quote]
    THIS is the way the President of the United States of America should be dressed at all times.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up an opening pitch.[/quote]

    True. That pitch in the ’01 Series was impressive and even a little inspiring. But, as long as Obama’s policies are right down the middle, I don’t care where his pitch ends up. It was indeed a chickenpoo move obscuring the first pitch on TV. So what if he bounces one? That would be more humanizing than the blue jeans (which are fine with me – it’s a ballgame and this isn’t the ’50s). He sounded okay in the booth – poor Nats, though…

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”339981″]One thing fairly evident last night.
    Given a choice, a lot of MLBers would prefer white or mostly white cleats at home and gray or mostly gray cleats on the road.

    This, of course, is a look that only works with pajama pants.
    With short pants, no. Unless you want to look like a geek or a nun teaching gym (see Ichiro for reference). Stooooopid looking.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Or, it’s the manufacturers’ one time to make a non-standard color shoe, because all shoe color rules are relaxed for the All-Star Game.
    To refute the “white shoes at home, gray shoes away” “preference,” consider that if Alex Rodriguez were in the game last night, he probably would have worn white shoes (despite his wearing gray as a part of the visiting AL team) as a recurring tribute to his childhood favorite New York Mets.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”340013″][quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]
    Not from me, I thought those Asics were nice. The different spikes is one of my favorite things about the ASG.[/quote]

    Wasn’t complaining about the shoes. I iike the shoes. It’s pairing them with high black socks that is, or should be, totally geeky to anyone with any fashion sense at all.

    Okay, I admit, the big-white-feet-look works for Bugs Bunny.

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”340017″]Totally unrealted to the All-Star discussion – that’s my wife (in the Skins throwback) featured in Rob’s book!!!!!! I’m way more excited about that than I probably should be.

    Rob is awesome to work with – it’s a great gift for anyone with a lady who’s a sports fan.[/quote]

    That is my wife in the Favre jersey!
    http://i147.photobuc...

    I second rupe’s comments about Mr. Ullman. Just a pleasure to deal with, and such an great talent.

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”340021″][quote comment=”340008″]No Brooks brothers suit, but something other than jeans and sneakers.[/quote]
    THIS is the way the President of the United States of America should be dressed at all times.[/quote]

    Perfect

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”340022″][quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up an opening pitch.[/quote]

    True. That pitch in the ’01 Series was impressive and even a little inspiring. But, as long as Obama’s policies are right down the middle, I don’t care where his pitch ends up. It was indeed a chickenpoo move obscuring the first pitch on TV. So what if he bounces one? That would be more humanizing than the blue jeans (which are fine with me – it’s a ballgame and this isn’t the ’50s). He sounded okay in the booth – poor Nats, though…[/quote]
    On the radio this morning, there was some discussion about the pitch and Fox’s BS camera work. In his bullshit excuse, a Fox spokesman essentially blamed a Secret Service guy for getting in the cameraman’s way.

    Also discussed: Obama a much better color commentator than McCarver.

    And honestly, I don’t mind Joe Buck at all. I think he calls a better-than-average game. I’d just like to see him paired with a competent color man.

    And what did the Prez say about the Natinals? I totally missed that part.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”340023″][quote comment=”339981″]One thing fairly evident last night.
    Given a choice, a lot of MLBers would prefer white or mostly white cleats at home and gray or mostly gray cleats on the road.

    This, of course, is a look that only works with pajama pants.
    With short pants, no. Unless you want to look like a geek or a nun teaching gym (see Ichiro for reference). Stooooopid looking.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Or, it’s the manufacturers’ one time to make a non-standard color shoe, because all shoe color rules are relaxed for the All-Star Game.
    To refute the “white shoes at home, gray shoes away” “preference,” consider that if Alex Rodriguez were in the game last night, he probably would have worn white shoes (despite his wearing gray as a part of the visiting AL team) as a recurring tribute to his childhood favorite New York Mets.[/quote]

    I know the rules are relaxed for the ASG. That goes to my point. Given their choice, apparently a lot of MLBers would opt for white (or gray, depending). Nobody MADE so many of them wear white/gray last night.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”339993″]Sorry let me try it again. How about putting the Natinals logo on the pinwheel cap. Thanks for the effort Phil.[/quote]

    sorry…my bad…another attempt

    you get the idea, i hope

    thanks for your patients

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”340013″][quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]
    Not from me, I thought those Asics were nice. The different spikes is one of my favorite things about the ASG.[/quote]

    At first I thought they looked fresh because Ichiro was wearing them, but when I saw the picture of just the shoes they still looked nice.

  • Jim | July 15, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    The Wizard is looking more and more like Ben Vereen. I thought he was going to start dancing out there last night.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”340004″][quote comment=”339995″][quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.[/quote]

    As Bill Simmons tweeted last night, “Please don’t blame the Prez for throwing a lousy first pitch. He was wearing a bulletproof vest the size of Dustin Pedroia.” I saw the tweet first, then the pitch on highlights, so I expected worse, honestly.

    And I echo the comments regarding his wardrobe choice.[/quote]

    Yeah but as we all learned from the Staubach episode of King of the Hill, if you know you’re wearing it then practice with it on.

  • Giancarlo | July 15, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?
    [/quote]
    Mom Jeans.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”340027″][quote comment=”340022″][quote comment=”340011″]And honestly, I don’t mind Joe Buck at all. I think he calls a better-than-average game. I’d just like to see him paired with a competent color man.

    And what did the Prez say about the Natinals? I totally missed that part.[/quote]

    Agreed on Joe!

    Mr. O was talking about the amount of parity in baseball this year, but then singled out the Nats and tried to do some damage control after that.

    Did anyone catch what McCarver was saying about Ichiro meeting the Prez? Paul noticed something on the back of Ichiro’s helmet – I thought maybe he got it autographed when they met.

  • Jason Gomez | July 15, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    I loved the white shoes on the player last night. Maybe some teams should wear white at Home, like the Royals, then on the road wear their Blue shoes. I just think it looks professional.

  • Teebz | July 15, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”340032″][quote comment=”340004″][quote comment=”339995″][quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.[/quote]

    As Bill Simmons tweeted last night, “Please don’t blame the Prez for throwing a lousy first pitch. He was wearing a bulletproof vest the size of Dustin Pedroia.” I saw the tweet first, then the pitch on highlights, so I expected worse, honestly.

    And I echo the comments regarding his wardrobe choice.[/quote]

    Yeah but as we all learned from the Staubach episode of King of the Hill, if you know you’re wearing it then practice with it on.[/quote]

    I have a question regarding Obama wearing the vest on the field.

    How prevalent is it for you to be sitting beside someone with a gun at a baseball game in the USA? I get that there are whack-jobs out there who would try to capitalize on this stage, but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    I was also disappointed that Wake didn’t get in. I love knucklers and submariners. I miss Tom Candiotti.

  • Jordan Sogn | July 15, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]

    I dig the look.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”340032″][quote comment=”340004″][quote comment=”339995″][quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.[/quote]

    As Bill Simmons tweeted last night, “Please don’t blame the Prez for throwing a lousy first pitch. He was wearing a bulletproof vest the size of Dustin Pedroia.” I saw the tweet first, then the pitch on highlights, so I expected worse, honestly.

    And I echo the comments regarding his wardrobe choice.[/quote]

    Yeah but as we all learned from the Staubach episode of King of the Hill, if you know you’re wearing it then practice with it on.[/quote]
    Actually, it was Don Meredith

    Hank: Mr. Meredith, I have admired you from your playing days to Monday Night Football to your iced tea commercials.
    Dandy Don: Well, my mom always calls me Don or Donny.
    Hank: That’s a great story, Mr. Meredith

  • Dan King | July 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    go figure that there’s finally a uniwatch party in cleveland right after i graduate. hopefully i’ll still be able to make it

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”340017″]Totally unrealted to the All-Star discussion – that’s my wife (in the Skins throwback) featured in Rob’s book!!!!!! I’m way more excited about that than I probably should be.

    Rob is awesome to work with – it’s a great gift for anyone with a lady who’s a sports fan.[/quote]

    The jersey depicted contains the Redskins 75th anniversary patch. this was issued in 2007. the number, 28, was darrell green’s and hasn’t been assigned to anyone since his retirement in 2002. while the skins have officially only retired one number (baugh’s 33) they have several “unofficial” retirees. very attractive cartoon, however.

    have you hailed your skins today?

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”340039″][quote comment=”340032″][quote comment=”340004″][quote comment=”339995″][quote comment=”339962″]I’ll do a 180 to that (and this as a Tigers fan). It makes me real happy to have a President that can still be human. Obama is a person too. He shouldn’t live in a shirt and tie. So what if he cheers for a horrible team. I still say good for him.[/quote]I didn’t even think about the idea that he didn’t wear the wingtips and tie under the Sox jacket (frankly, I was shocked he didn’t wear a Cardinal jacket). But my first thought was that when you see a politician doing this, usually you can tell he’s wearing the Kevlar: last night BO didn’t look very “bulky” IMHO.[/quote]

    As Bill Simmons tweeted last night, “Please don’t blame the Prez for throwing a lousy first pitch. He was wearing a bulletproof vest the size of Dustin Pedroia.” I saw the tweet first, then the pitch on highlights, so I expected worse, honestly.

    And I echo the comments regarding his wardrobe choice.[/quote]

    Yeah but as we all learned from the Staubach episode of King of the Hill, if you know you’re wearing it then practice with it on.[/quote]
    Actually, it was Don Meredith

    Hank: Mr. Meredith, I have admired you from your playing days to Monday Night Football to your iced tea commercials.
    Dandy Don: Well, my mom always calls me Don or Donny.
    Hank: That’s a great story, Mr. Meredith[/quote]

    This what happens when I rely on my memory. Thanks JTH.

    While I’m here, Ha! “Mom jeans!”

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

    The police

  • kyle. | July 15, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    the cardinals blazers were a bad mix of colors too. the first thing i noticed when they walked out was that the reds weren’t the same.

    the batting stance guy is great. thanks to the magic of facebook i just found out that he’s a friend of a friend and that he’s been doing his thing for years. my favorite video is the one of him doing tim salmon’s stance for tim salmon. the crouch is hilarious.

  • Teebz | July 15, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”340043″]but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

    The police[/quote]

    If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”340014″]not putting Tim Wakefield in the game.

    Nobody had the stones to catch him.[/quote]

    Two ways to virtually guarantee your son will play in the majors for 20 years:

    1) Teach him how to throw a knuckleball.

    2) Teach him how to catch a knuckleball.

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”339994″]The look on Ichiro’s face when he gets Obama to sign a ball is great. Seriously, to see a player get down right giddy when the President of the US signs a baseball for him, especially a foreign player, is fantastic. It shows where we’re going in the world when our president is a bigger celebrity than any MLBer today.[/quote]
    I see it as a problem when the President views his role as that of a celebrity. But hey, when our country idolizes a child molestor who could sing, I guess anything is possible.

  • Lee | July 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    Am I missing something? I don’t know about live or not, but FOX did show the prez’s first pitch in its entirety, I saw a replay of it. It barely made it to Pujols who reached forward to catch it right before it hot the ground.

    ???

    And someone above mentioned they were shocked that Obama didn’t wear a Cardinals jacket. I would have been shocked if he HAD, not to mention a little disappointed. For once a politician takes a stand on what team he really supports. Refreshing.

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”340045″][quote comment=”340043″]but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

    The police[/quote]

    If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]

    whose to say some foreigner, a canadian say, couldn’t disarm a cop and use it for whatever?

    and yes, this country has serious problems.

    :)

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Honestly, is it that hard to spell R-I-P-K-E-N?

    Scroll down to This Day in Sports History:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote]but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?[/quote]

    i brought my piece to the goldeye game i attended

  • Frank from B-more | July 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”340044″]the cardinals blazers were a bad mix of colors too. the first thing i noticed when they walked out was that the reds weren’t the same.

    the batting stance guy is great. thanks to the magic of facebook i just found out that he’s a friend of a friend and that he’s been doing his thing for years. my favorite video is the one of him doing tim salmon’s stance for tim salmon. the crouch is hilarious.[/quote]
    The negative comments that guy gets on his site blow my mind. I have no idea how much prep work (if any) he puts in before each video he does, but the dude runs through a dozen or so stances for all his videos. Obviously, they’re not all going to be perfect but these douchebags write comments like “U fucking suck. Teh only one you kinda got right was *insert player’s name*. All teh rest wer way off. Ur a looser. Dont u have NEthing better too do? Get a job.”

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”340045″][quote comment=”340043″]but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

    The police[/quote]

    If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]

    Didn’t you see “The Naked Gun”? Must be prepared for everything (was Reggie Jackson there last night?).

  • Peter S | July 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”339973″]Hardball 5. Wow. I played the crap out of that.

    Very badly of course, I was 7 or 8 at the time and I couldn’t figure out how to time batting. Or why it was so hard to win games with my beloved Phillies.

    Between that and NHL 95 my sports video game fixation would be firmly cemented.[/quote]

    This isn’t uni related but it’s something that has bothered me for 15 or so years.
    Did anyone else play Hardball 3 and find it impossible to win at home? For some reason my players would run at 1/4 speed during home games and normal speed on the road.
    Was I alone in this?

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”340050″]Honestly, is it that hard to spell R-I-P-K-E-N?

    Scroll down to This Day in Sports History:

    http://sportsillustr...

    The hat artist is vindicated.

  • M.Princip | July 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    Wilbert Montgomery and those badass striped sleeves of his, now promoting the Illustrated NFL.

  • =bg= | July 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    The “63” on Munoz’s helmet is for Joe Walter, another OL on the team, musta been injured or something.

    And Willie always wears the BP cap around here- I always wondered why.

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”340055″][quote comment=”340045″][quote comment=”340043″]but seriously… who brings a piece to a baseball game?!?

    The police[/quote]

    If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]

    Didn’t you see “The Naked Gun”? Must be prepared for everything (was Reggie Jackson there last night?).[/quote]
    That was the Queen, not the President. Completely understandable with the history we have toward that position…

    ;-)

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.

  • troymccluresf | July 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    One of the theories of Mays’ hat is that the “G” pays respect to his history to both the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants. Makes sense to me. And yeah, he almost always wears the BP hat.

  • another Josh | July 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”339985″][quote comment=”339982″]With all the photoshopping lately. It would interesting to see the Nationals in the old Expos pinwheel cap.[/quote]

    quick & dirty[/quote]

    There was suggestions that the old tri-color Expos M logo should be rotated 180 degrees to make a W for the Nationals. If I had any skill with a needle and an extra Montreal hat (don’t want to undo my only one) I’d give it a try.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”340058″]Wilbert Montgomery and those badass striped sleeves of his, now promoting the Illustrated NFL.[/quote]

    Definitely not an Eagles fan, but I am a fan of those unis!

  • ASM | July 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”340024″][quote comment=”340013″][quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]
    Not from me, I thought those Asics were nice. The different spikes is one of my favorite things about the ASG.[/quote]

    Wasn’t complaining about the shoes. I iike the shoes. It’s pairing them with high black socks that is, or should be, totally geeky to anyone with any fashion sense at all.

    Okay, I admit, the big-white-feet-look works for Bugs Bunny.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I can see where someone would have a problem with it. I dont however. (but its all down to preference) I wouldnt want to see Ichiro do that game in and game out. If they were white then yeah I would be bashing the living hell out of it though.

  • Ted Kerwin | July 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    I was at the Blueclaws game last night to check out Tampa prospect Matt Moore, saw a flyer for Bruceclaws with a jersey similar to last years lettering and guitar logo but the sleeves are blue this year.

    I do like that the S.A.L. seems to have a rule in place that everyone have high cuffs, no long pants anywhere to be seen. A couple of shots are on Flickr. http://www.flickr.co...

  • LarenR | July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”340062″]One of the theories of Mays’ hat is that the “G” pays respect to his history to both the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants. Makes sense to me. And yeah, he almost always wears the BP hat.[/quote]
    Wadda ya mean “almost always”?

    He’s been wearing the script G since it debuted on the BP caps several years ago. And, as a couple of people have mentioned, it is indeed to acknowledge his time in NY in addition to the SF days.

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”340038″][quote comment=”340010″]I though Ichiro looked pretty fresh to me. Sure ill take crap for it but whatever haha.[/quote]

    I dig the look.[/quote]
    Reminded me of the TATC Mariners/Royals game (before the Century 21 tie-in). I read that Ken Griffey Jr had a can of metallic silver spray paint and was painting accessories, including shoes and gloves.

  • sonic tooth | July 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”340033″][quote comment=”339935″]Any comments about Obama’s attire at the game?
    [/quote]
    Mom Jeans.[/quote]
    So very dead on.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”340037″]I was also disappointed that Wake didn’t get in. I love knucklers and submariners. I miss Tom Candiotti.[/quote]

    And Kent Tekulve.

    Wonder if you can throw a submarining knuckler…

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.

  • Lee | July 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Ugh. Can we stop now?

    Thanks
    Lee

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”340029″][quote comment=”339993″]Sorry let me try it again. How about putting the Natinals logo on the pinwheel cap. Thanks for the effort Phil.[/quote]

    sorry…my bad…another attempt

    you get the idea, i hope

    thanks for your patients[/quote]

    Just needs an actual pinwheel now…

    I’m kidding. If the W were red or blue you might have something. Now if you try to make the W red, white and blue like the Expos M, then I revert to the pinwheel comment.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | July 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    George Bush wore cowboy boots and a GIANT belt buckle with a suit. Come on now, you can’t get any sillier than that.

  • coachie ballgames | July 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”339932″]It was great to see no “softball jerseys” last night. Only tragedy was the mets with their “i wish i was a yankee” black NY cpas.[/quote]

    How are the Mets black caps wanna-be Yankee caps? The Mets are black and the Yankees navy blue.

    I have no problem with the Prez rocking jeans and kicks. I do have a problem with him rocking ugly, shapeless jeans with a crease, a crease! down the middle. plus rocking jeans with white kicks is too seinfeldian. the whole ensemble looks sloppy.

  • breezy | July 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”340074″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    George Bush wore cowboy boots and a GIANT belt buckle with a suit. Come on now, you can’t get any sillier than that.[/quote]

    Picture please

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”340067″][quote comment=”340062″]One of the theories of Mays’ hat is that the “G” pays respect to his history to both the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants. Makes sense to me. And yeah, he almost always wears the BP hat.[/quote]
    Wadda ya mean “almost always”?

    He’s been wearing the script G since it debuted on the BP caps several years ago. And, as a couple of people have mentioned, it is indeed to acknowledge his time in NY in addition to the SF days.[/quote]

    “Almost” means “almost.” :-)

    http://1.bp.blogspot...

  • Hibbs | July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    That comeback was far from funny. I’m not quite sure it was even appropriate.

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.

  • Al Gruwell | July 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    The five Cardinal greats in the red jackets had really cool StL logo ties. Would I love to get an Orioles tie like that! Any help?

  • Jonathan | July 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    easy now

  • =bg= | July 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

    mwah, mwah, mwah..

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    This 84 ASG gallery is awesome. http://sportsillustr...

    A’s players wearing different jerseys.

  • mmwatkin | July 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    today’s comments went downhill quickly.

  • Jonathan | July 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”340084″]today’s comments went downhill quickly.[/quote]

    I agree. The racial stuff crosses the line.

  • Ken | July 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    the POTUS and ASG. Even though he is the presdient he is still a person. And like most people he dressed for a baseball game. I mean when was the last time you went to a game in a suit? I would have liked to see him more in a MLB jacket then a team jacket but that is just my 2 cents.

  • HungryHungryHipster | July 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”339986″]Ummm…

    HHH has an error on his city flag unis. He’s not using the City of Charlotte flag on his design, he’s using a flag that just contains one of the many logos for Charlotte. If I’m not mistaken, its the logo for the old Charlotte Coliseum, but it could just also be an old logo for the city itself.[/quote]

    Hi, HHH here. Charlotte actually has 2 official flags: a green one they keep in a meeting room at city hall, and a blue one they fly outside (the one you linked). For fun, I made jerseys based on both these flags, and both styles are included in the Flicker set.

    Go here to see the blue outside flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Go here to see the green meeting room flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Here is where I learned about the two Charlotte official city flags:
    http://www.cmstory.o...

  • Lee | July 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    I was not blaming Buck for the plugs, I work in athletics and I know he has to do it. My problem is it seemed like every stinking pitch of the game had a sponsor. As for Buck, after listening to Ernie Harwell and George Kell growing up, today’s announcers will never be near as good so I just tolerate them.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”340085″][quote comment=”340084″]today’s comments went downhill quickly.[/quote]

    I agree. The racial stuff crosses the line.[/quote]

    Yeah. Poor taste.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    gaddam i hate when work gets in the way of UW…

    anyway, agreed…let’s keep the obama comments to his manner of dress

    and anyway, this is what Obama should have worn to the game yesterday

  • HungryHungryHipster | July 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”340000″][quote comment=”339986″]
    Interesting that while these are mockups, two of them have been in use — (kinda sorta). The blue Chicago jersey is currently in use by Chicago Red Stars of WPS and has been a Chicago Fire third jersey in the past.[/quote]

    HHH here. If you compare my blue Bears Chicago city flag jersey with the Red Stars jersey, you will notice differences:

    1) For some odd reason the stars on the Red Stars jersey look like Stars of David. That is not how they appear on the official city flag of Chicago. I based the stars on my jersey after how they look on the flag.

    2) The 1st and 4th stars on my jersey are “cut off” by the edges of the jersey. All 4 stars appear complete on the Red Stars jersey.

    Go here to see my blue Chicago Bears city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    And go here to see the Red Stars jersey:
    http://api.ning.com/...

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”340089″][quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    I was not blaming Buck for the plugs, I work in athletics and I know he has to do it. My problem is it seemed like every stinking pitch of the game had a sponsor. As for Buck, after listening to Ernie Harwell and George Kell growing up, today’s announcers will never be near as good so I just tolerate them.[/quote]

    From what I read/hear it seems we have a hard time accepting any national broadcaster. It seems people almost always prefer their local guy.

    I think it’s a travesty that Bill King isn’t in the Hall of Fame but he’s my guy so I’m biased. I also think John Miller does a good job on ESPN but he’s also a bay area guy right now.

    So who is good on a national level? I like Miller. How about Costas? Al Michaels? Anyone?

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”340087″][quote comment=”339986″]Ummm…

    HHH has an error on his city flag unis. He’s not using the City of Charlotte flag on his design, he’s using a flag that just contains one of the many logos for Charlotte. If I’m not mistaken, its the logo for the old Charlotte Coliseum, but it could just also be an old logo for the city itself.[/quote]

    Hi, HHH here. Charlotte actually has 2 official flags: a green one they keep in a meeting room at city hall, and a blue one they fly outside (the one you linked). For fun, I made jerseys based on both these flags, and both styles are included in the Flicker set.

    Go here to see the blue outside flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Go here to see the green meeting room flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Here is where I learned about the two Charlotte official city flags:
    http://www.cmstory.o...

    Have you ever seen the Green Bay city flag? Looks pretty awesome to me. Glad they incorporated “Title Town” and the Packers logo in there:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    The “G” looks funny on the flag, but they probably can’t use the official logo because of licensing or whatever.

  • Squiddie | July 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    I’m tired of that painting of George Washington.

    Could we use this instead?

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    Ah, you’re making me pine for the days of Pat Summerall and Keith Jackson! Keith used to do some baseball, you know.

  • QualityStarts | July 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.

    Also, if by “Ichiro was wearing some nifty silver cleats.” you meant “Ichiro was wearing the most hideous excuse for cleats I have ever seen” then I agree. They remind me of really tacky wrestling shoes.

    Lastly, I’m a huge Wakefield fan and was very disappointed he didn’t get a chance to pitch. I’m sure no one wanted to catch him, but the guy is getting to the end of his career and will most likely never get the opportunity again.

  • Johnny O | July 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”340093″][quote comment=”340089″][quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    I was not blaming Buck for the plugs, I work in athletics and I know he has to do it. My problem is it seemed like every stinking pitch of the game had a sponsor. As for Buck, after listening to Ernie Harwell and George Kell growing up, today’s announcers will never be near as good so I just tolerate them.[/quote]

    From what I read/hear it seems we have a hard time accepting any national broadcaster. It seems people almost always prefer their local guy.

    I think it’s a travesty that Bill King isn’t in the Hall of Fame but he’s my guy so I’m biased. I also think John Miller does a good job on ESPN but he’s also a bay area guy right now.

    So who is good on a national level? I like Miller. How about Costas? Al Michaels? Anyone?[/quote]

    Matt Vasgersian is awesome. He announced games for the Brewers, the Padres, and now he is with the MLB Network. I love his voice and his energy. Matt also does NFL games for FOX, and if I am not mistaken he announced for the XFL back in the day…. Santa Maria!

    Listen to the end of the clip:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Teebz | July 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”340093″]
    So who is good on a national level? I like Miller. How about Costas? Al Michaels? Anyone?[/quote]

    Huge fan of Dan Shulman. Was sad when he left the Blue Jay telecasts for ESPN.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”340096″][quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    Ah, you’re making me pine for the days of Pat Summerall and Keith Jackson! Keith used to do some baseball, you know.[/quote]

    I like Jackson. He’s a classic. I’d love to hear him do baseball. I think his style would play well.

    The only guy that springs to mind that I really don’t like is Joe Morgan. I think he’s kind of a know-it-all and no matter what game he’s doing (say Padres-Brewers or Marlins-Nats) he’ll find a way to bash Oakland at some point during the broadcast.

  • HungryHungryHipster | July 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”340012″]Love your Saints unis, HHH![/quote]

    Thanx! The following two Saints flag jerseys I’m pretty pround of. (Not to toot my own horn, but I think they look really cool):

    1) I like how the white numbers blend into the white part of the jersey. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on any sports jersey I’ve ever seen in my life…):
    http://www.flickr.co...

    2) This one just looks plain bad-ass!!!:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    I’m also a sucker for the ridiculous, and you can’t get much more ridiculous than these three:

    1) Bucs city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    2) Jags city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    3) Lions city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    -HHH

  • HungryHungryHipster | July 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”340094″][quote comment=”340087″][quote comment=”339986″]

    Have you ever seen the Green Bay city flag? Looks pretty awesome to me. Glad they incorporated “Title Town” and the Packers logo in there:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    The “G” looks funny on the flag, but they probably can’t use the official logo because of licensing or whatever.[/quote]

    If you like the Green Bay city flag, I’m sure you’ll love these Packers jersey design concepts I made based on the flag:

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

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

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

    -HHH

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.

    ok i’ll give it another try: a decal requires the presence of a liquid (presumably water) to activate its adhesive. a sticker has no such requirement, being ready to stick, usually after the removal of some sort of film or paper backing.

    decal=water
    sticker=no water

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”340101″][quote comment=”340012″]
    2) Jags city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    What would Ricko say?

  • juan grande | July 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    What if Obama wore stirrups and high socks?

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”340105″]What if Obama wore stirrups and high socks?[/quote]

    All would be forgiven.

  • QualityStarts | July 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”340103″]Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.

    ok i’ll give it another try: a decal requires the presence of a liquid (presumably water) to activate its adhesive. a sticker has no such requirement, being ready to stick, usually after the removal of some sort of film or paper backing.

    decal=water
    sticker=no water[/quote]

    Thanks, I had actually put decals on something when I was younger but still was unsure how people are so certain what is a sticker versus what is a decal.

    I guess my real question is, when you look at something, without actually witnessing it being put on, is there really any way to know?

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”340045″]If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]
    It’s just The Edge that we have to worry about. Sting hasn’t shot at anyone in years.

    BTW, don’t take the fact that the cops aren’t shooting at Obama as evidence that the country has NO problems either.

  • MPowers1634 | July 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    Great pics of last nights cleats:

    http://niketalk.yuku...

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”340026″]THIS is the way the President of the United States of America should be dressed at all times.[/quote]Turn the figure on the left around and you’d have what most of POTUS act like.

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”340108″][quote comment=”340045″]If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]
    It’s just The Edge that we have to worry about. Sting hasn’t shot at anyone in years.
    [/quote]

    The Edge is in U2.

  • Squiddie | July 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”340097″]Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.[/quote]

    I’ve been told that stickers are just a subset of decals.

    Stickers are peel from the backing and stick onto the surface.

    What most of us consider decals require heat or water to remove them from their backing.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”340080″]The five Cardinal greats in the red jackets had really cool StL logo ties. Would I love to get an Orioles tie like that! Any help?[/quote]

    There’s a neckwear store at Mall of America called “Ralph Marlin” that has all kinds of team ties. Not saying you should drop by, just saying I know such ties ARE available retail.

    Or, it turns out, at the Ralph Marlin website…
    http://ralphmarlin.c...

    —Ricko

  • PuckyTheWhale | July 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    “Brian Harkness is a national semifinalist in KFC’s charity T-shirt design contest. Please vote for his entry (No. 6, “Stand with the Colonel”) so he can get a lifetime supply of really bad fried chicken.”

    I think it’s really awesome that you’re a national semifinalist in this contest Brian, but I had to vote for Entry 2, “A Little Colonel In Us All,” which is tuxedo-t-shirt-style, showing a red KFC apron and Colonel Sanders’ famous tie. That design is both really clever and really hilarious at the same time; I love it! Go here to see it:

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

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”340108″][quote comment=”340045″]If the police are shooting at Obama, your country has serious problems.[/quote]
    It’s just The Edge that we have to worry about. Sting hasn’t shot at anyone in years.

    BTW, don’t take the fact that the cops aren’t shooting at Obama as evidence that the country has NO problems either.[/quote]

    Isn’t the Edge from U2?

  • Geeman | July 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”340083″]This 84 ASG gallery is awesome. http://sportsillustr...

    A’s players wearing different jerseys.[/quote]

    They always did that in the 1970s too. Look at the old pics and you’ll see three different colored jerseys (white, gold, green). They usually had six or seven players on a team too. Even the Indians mixed and matched in 1977 (check out Paul’s ESPN column from the other day). It’s one of the things I loved about the All-Star Game as a kid.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    Hmmm, don’t readily see MLB neckwear at Ralph Marlin.
    Well, Wal-Mart carries local teams, I know, both NFL and MLB.
    A couple years ago daughter bought me a Twins tie there for Father’s Day as a gag and which, to her chagrin, I wear to work every opening day.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”340002″]So, the seams(stretch material) are on the jersey, or, under the jersey?[/quote]

    I think those seams are on the jersey. Surprised nobody else here has chimed in so far.

    Just from the idea that those guys want as little as possible for someone to grab; I think they want to wear the minimum amount over their pads

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”340107″][quote comment=”340103″]Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.

    ok i’ll give it another try: a decal requires the presence of a liquid (presumably water) to activate its adhesive. a sticker has no such requirement, being ready to stick, usually after the removal of some sort of film or paper backing.

    decal=water
    sticker=no water[/quote]

    Thanks, I had actually put decals on something when I was younger but still was unsure how people are so certain what is a sticker versus what is a decal.

    I guess my real question is, when you look at something, without actually witnessing it being put on, is there really any way to know?[/quote]

    Upon further review:
    I have oversimplified what constitutes a decal. They, in fact, do not always require the presence of water, but can be the simple transfer of an image from “specially prepared paper” to a surface. Mea culpa. And I don’t suppose there really is any way to know. I’d think a sticker is easier to remove intact than a decal would be, but this too is subject to debate. Oh, for some metaphysical certainty!

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”340105″]What if Obama wore stirrups and high socks?[/quote]

    I’m Calling it Presidential.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    Or google “orioles necktie”.
    You get enough hits to keep you busy for a while.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”340100″][quote comment=”340096″][quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]
    Ah, you’re making me pine for the days of Pat Summerall and Keith Jackson! Keith used to do some baseball, you know.[/quote]

    I like Jackson. He’s a classic. I’d love to hear him do baseball. I think his style would play well.[/quote]

    Jackson did game 7 of the ’79 World Series. Nothing like hearing one of my favorite announcers calling my favorite ballplayer’s home run (Stargell). Did Monday Night Baseball with Cosell and Michaels and Drysdale.

    My respect for Matt Vasgersian is growing, but I’d give the nod to Jon Miller right now. Unless someone can teach England’s Ian Darke the game of baseball…

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”340115″]Isn’t the Edge from U2?[/quote]
    I don’t know: to be honest, I wanted two nicknames-and the only other Police performer I could think of was Andy Summers.

  • QualityStarts | July 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”340119″][quote comment=”340107″][quote comment=”340103″]Maybe I missed it but I have yet to see anyone really explain the difference between a decal and a sticker.

    ok i’ll give it another try: a decal requires the presence of a liquid (presumably water) to activate its adhesive. a sticker has no such requirement, being ready to stick, usually after the removal of some sort of film or paper backing.

    decal=water
    sticker=no water[/quote]

    Thanks, I had actually put decals on something when I was younger but still was unsure how people are so certain what is a sticker versus what is a decal.

    I guess my real question is, when you look at something, without actually witnessing it being put on, is there really any way to know?[/quote]

    Upon further review:
    I have oversimplified what constitutes a decal. They, in fact, do not always require the presence of water, but can be the simple transfer of an image from “specially prepared paper” to a surface. Mea culpa. And I don’t suppose there really is any way to know. I’d think a sticker is easier to remove intact than a decal would be, but this too is subject to debate. Oh, for some metaphysical certainty![/quote]

    Thanks for the help.

  • Tom Servaux | July 15, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    Speaking of city flag designs…

    One of my better uni-nerd moments was making a soccer club logo based on the San Antonio flag for an earlier version of Pro Evolution Soccer on the PS2. It was the flag in shield form, with a soccer ball forming the crown on the Alamo facade.

    The current version of the game has a great logo & kit editor that I spend many more hours fiddling around with than I do actually playing the game.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”340114″]”but I had to vote for Entry 2, “A Little Colonel In Us All,” which is tuxedo-t-shirt-style, showing a red KFC apron and Colonel Sanders’ famous tie. That design is both really clever and really hilarious at the same time; I love it![/quote]

    Anyone else put off by the name? Makes it sound as if the Colonel gets around.

  • Dwayne | July 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    I have no problems with what Obama wore to the ASG.

    If I was POTUS and throwing out the 1st pitch, I’d wear a Reds or Rays jacket.

    I think that Obama is leading this country in the wrong direction and did not vote for him, but personally, I like the guy. He would be OK to hang out with.

    Can you imagine if Hillary would have been POTUS? Would she have worn a Yankees or a Cubs jacket?

    I can only imagine what a reaction the Cubs jacket would have gotten in St. Louis.

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”340101″][quote comment=”340012″]Love your Saints unis, HHH![/quote]

    Thanx! The following two Saints flag jerseys I’m pretty pround of. (Not to toot my own horn, but I think they look really cool):

    1) I like how the white numbers blend into the white part of the jersey. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on any sports jersey I’ve ever seen in my life…):
    http://www.flickr.co...

    2) This one just looks plain bad-ass!!!:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    I’m also a sucker for the ridiculous, and you can’t get much more ridiculous than these three:

    1) Bucs city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    2) Jags city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    3) Lions city flag jersey:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    -HHH[/quote]

    problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.

  • J-Dub | July 15, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”340095″]I’m tired of that painting of George Washington.

    Could we use this instead?[/quote]

    Amen – anybody ever seen this pic of Honest Abe before?

  • Dwayne | July 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    I am surprised that the shoe giants, Nike, Mizuno, adidas, etc, stand for the players to wear their pants pajama style and cover up the logos on the shoes.

    If I was a CEO, I would say no pants touching the shoes or no shoe contract.

    Thant might stop this pajama foolishness.

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    Obama wore the sox jacket because it contained a special option:

    http://www.americanm...

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    Beardface being Beardface.

    You’d think it was the coolest if the POTUS dropped the puck in that crap Hurricanes’ third jersey!

    (Phil, get to work on that photoshop!)

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”340123″][quote comment=”340115″]Isn’t the Edge from U2?[/quote]
    I don’t know: to be honest, I wanted two nicknames-and the only other Police performer I could think of was Andy Summers.[/quote]

    The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'”

    Stewart Copeland was the other member of the Police, btw. Used to have some of their music on 78 records….I mean cassette tapes. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is one of two songs I’ll sing in the shower.

  • Geeman | July 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Comments like these cause me to tune out this otherwise fine blog. Someone who consistently makes these kinds of racial comments needs help, or maybe some time in boot camp with Lou Gossett Jr. as his drill instructor. He’d make you shave and you couldn’t hide like a little girl behind a computer in your mom’s bedroom.

  • chris | July 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  • =bg= | July 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Maybe the most embarrassing post I have ever read. And you, sir, are the author. Congrats to you. I hope your family is proud of you.

  • QualityStarts | July 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    yeah, here are a few more Winter Classic pics:

    http://www.boston.co...

  • leon | July 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”340135″]new Winter Classic Logo[/quote]

    A lot of circles on that bad boy that they could have made look like tires. Praise for restraint or an opportunity lost?

  • JessinMKE | July 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”340133″][quote comment=”340123″][quote comment=”340115″]Isn’t the Edge from U2?[/quote]
    I don’t know: to be honest, I wanted two nicknames-and the only other Police performer I could think of was Andy Summers.[/quote]

    The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'”

    Stewart Copeland was the other member of the Police, btw. Used to have some of their music on 78 records….I mean cassette tapes. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is one of two songs I’ll sing in the shower.[/quote]

    Adam Copeland wrestles as “Edge” in the WWE…

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”340136″][quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Maybe the most embarrassing post I have ever read. And you, sir, are the author. Congrats to you. I hope your family is proud of you.[/quote]
    The reaction to my post shows the hypocricy on this board is ripe today.

    if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.

    Interesting indeed, seeing as how him being black and being President has been the talk of the country since November.

    But hey, continue to joke about rednecks, gays, Michael Jackson, etc. Don’t let that get in the way of your being on that high horse.

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”340138″][quote comment=”340135″]new Winter Classic Logo[/quote]

    A lot of circles on that bad boy that they could have made look like tires. Praise for restraint or an opportunity lost?[/quote]
    If I’m not mistaken, the NHL has been trying to market the Winter Classic as a team neutral event. None of the previous logos have hinted to who is hosting. Yes, they might have hinted to the city, but not the franchise.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”340140″][quote comment=”340136″][quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Maybe the most embarrassing post I have ever read. And you, sir, are the author. Congrats to you. I hope your family is proud of you.[/quote]
    The reaction to my post shows the hypocricy on this board is ripe today.

    if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.

    Interesting indeed, seeing as how him being black and being President has been the talk of the country since November.

    But hey, continue to joke about rednecks, gays, Michael Jackson, etc. Don’t let that get in the way of your being on that high horse.[/quote]

    Wear it.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”340130″]I am surprised that the shoe giants, Nike, Mizuno, adidas, etc, stand for the players to wear their pants pajama style and cover up the logos on the shoes.

    If I was a CEO, I would say no pants touching the shoes or no shoe contract.

    That might stop this pajama foolishness.[/quote]

    Pajamas better than actually seeing the mid- or high tops, also known as the wonderfully attractive 1950s Little League “PF Flyers” look (they make you run faster and jump higher, you know).

    Honestly, though, not so bad with solid socks…if shoes the same color as the shoes. Can’t complain TOO much about that.

    But with stirrups? Ouch, shudder, wince. See how great they looked on Buckner in ’86. He had ribbon stirrups, but regular stirrups wouldn’t have made it any better, that’s for sure (I mean the look, not the play on the ground ball).

    —Ricko

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”340140″][quote comment=”340136″][quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Maybe the most embarrassing post I have ever read. And you, sir, are the author. Congrats to you. I hope your family is proud of you.[/quote]
    The reaction to my post shows the hypocricy on this board is ripe today.

    if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.

    Interesting indeed, seeing as how him being black and being President has been the talk of the country since November.

    But hey, continue to joke about rednecks, gays, Michael Jackson, etc. Don’t let that get in the way of your being on that high horse.[/quote]
    Examples please, you’re not going to paint with the broad brush.

    IIRC people got all mad at Paul when he’s gotten political, so I guess it goes both ways.

  • Wes | July 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”340140″][quote comment=”340136″][quote comment=”340071″][quote comment=”340061″][quote comment=”340053″][quote comment=”340052″]Why does it matter what POTUS wears to the ASG. A suit might have been traditional, but we all know he is a CHISOX fan, so I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sell out and wear a jacket or jersey from the Cards. You gotta support your team. BTW most people wear shorts and a tshirt to the game so he was probably more dressed up then most in the stands. Let it go.[/quote]
    But thats the thing, he’s not one of the people in the stands, he’s the Leader of the Free World and needs to act like it. Jeans and a MLB jacket? Come on. Suit and tie should be worn at all times. Look professional.

    Heck, if he wanted to put on the Sox jacket overtop of the suit, so be it. At least then he’d have an excuse for not making it to the plate.[/quote]

    You’re insane. Suit and tie? That’s fine if he’s out jogging or painting a shed or something. At a minimum, he should have been wearing a tuxedo, but anything short of this for the President is an epic fail.[/quote]
    Oh please… everyone knows thats what the white man wears when he’s out to dinner. Obama should only dress in the attire suitable for a person such as himself.[/quote]

    Maybe the most embarrassing post I have ever read. And you, sir, are the author. Congrats to you. I hope your family is proud of you.[/quote]
    The reaction to my post shows the hypocricy on this board is ripe today.

    if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.

    Interesting indeed, seeing as how him being black and being President has been the talk of the country since November.

    But hey, continue to joke about rednecks, gays, Michael Jackson, etc. Don’t let that get in the way of your being on that high horse.[/quote]

    If our country had a long history of enslaving and discriminating against redneck hicks we would probably be just as offended about such jokes about Bush. But that’s not the case. Racial jokes are always going to be on another level due to our county’s history. People are free to bash Obama, but when said bashing is done with racial overtones, it is inappropriate in my opinion.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    socks and shoes same color, that is.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”340146″]socks and shoes same color, that is.[/quote]

    another of ricko’s rules?

  • Hibbs | July 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    Remember Marty Hick? Remember his b-ball designs on Page 2? D.C. and Chicago were based on city flags.
    If only he still had all of the bob sleds (based on almost every national flag in the encyclopedia) he drew in 1980.
    http://www.flickr.co...
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    I wouldn’t have used the picture, but Beardface does make one point:
    “if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.”

    I think, however, you can make fun of both presidents without reverting to either stereotype. Lord knows they give us enough material of their own. That’s my one and only contribution to this post. I come to UW to get away from politics, so let’s get back to the business of the obsessive study of athletics aesthetics.

    I’m JimV19 and I approve this message.

  • Kek | July 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    Getting back on track, regarding white shoes and the ASG, the styles have evolved from simple white cleats to more of a white cleat with team colors. For instance, one of the Phillies had white cleats with strong red accents.

    If you pick up a Eastbay, you’ll see nike and UA both have a large line of white cleats. Are amateur teams really wearing a lot of white cleats because it seems silly that companies are marketing white shoes for the A’s and a few players once a year in the ASG.

  • QualityStarts | July 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm |

    Hey, my opinion is that anyone should be able to make a joke about whatever or whomever you want.

    I agree that people should lighten up but at the same time am not naive enough to think that no one will ever get offended.

    Anyways, back to something somewhat uni-related. The NHL just announced the Winter Classic and the logos have been posted. Any word yet on when tickets will go on sale?

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    We take potshots at a lot of people here, but they’re based on their behavior or on decisions they have made. Race doesn’t fall into that category. If someone zinged Michael Jackson, for example, because it sometimes looked like his face was melting or for his other transgressions, that’s really not wrong. Those are results of how he lived his life, how it played out, and are fair game. He was an incredibly talented, incredibly flawed human being. That’s entirely true, and has absolutely nothing to do with his race.

    Now, as to the President, how do we know he WASN’T wearing stirrups….hmmmm?

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”340096″][quote comment=”340088″][quote comment=”340079″]I did mind Buck and McCarver. I only have to listen them for one game. My problem it seem like there was a sponser plug after every other pitch.[/quote]

    The sponsor plugs are something that Buck himself can do little about. Squeezing every possible dime out of every possible situation is something dictated by the networks.

    My beef with Buck is that even when he isn’t plugging something, the man simply will not ever just shut up once in awhile. He simply will not tolerate a moment of dead air without having to pave it over with the sound of his voice if no one else will.
    In general, that’s what I hate the most about American sportscasters, that they rarely will just let the game play itself out without their yammering over the top of it.
    I am not calling for announcer-less telecasts, but cutting down the chatter by like 25% wouldn’t hurt, in my opinion.

    Lee[/quote]

    Ah, you’re making me pine for the days of Pat Summerall and Keith Jackson! Keith used to do some baseball, you know.[/quote]

    Speaking of Keith, Happy 25th Anniversary, everyone! http://www.youtube.c...

    Funny, my anti-spam word is trout. The kicker for the Stars was David Trout (who wore the script Pitt in college).

    Lynn Swann is the other commentator, but after Bernard’s picture yesterday, I’ll never look at Swannie the same way again…

  • Geeman | July 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Ricko —

    I saw clips of Reggie hitting in the homer in the ’71 All-Star Game and he was wearing a gold helmet with green visor. Isn’t that the hat we were discussing the other day?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”340149″]I wouldn’t have used the picture, but Beardface does make one point:
    “if the joke was about Bush and had some redneck hick on there, people would think it to be hilarious. But God forbid you make fun of the current President. Do that and you’re an instant racist.”

    I think, however, you can make fun of both presidents without reverting to either stereotype. Lord knows they give us enough material of their own. That’s my one and only contribution to this post. I come to UW to get away from politics, so let’s get back to the business of the obsessive study of athletics aesthetics.

    I’m JimV19 and I approve this message.[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more! It always seems like you have to walk on eggshells when joking about Obama….but enough Politics and back to the unis.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”340150″]Getting back on track, regarding white shoes and the ASG, the styles have evolved from simple white cleats to more of a white cleat with team colors. For instance, one of the Phillies had white cleats with strong red accents.

    If you pick up a Eastbay, you’ll see nike and UA both have a large line of white cleats. Are amateur teams really wearing a lot of white cleats because it seems silly that companies are marketing white shoes for the A’s and a few players once a year in the ASG.[/quote]

    I have noticed guys wearing White cleats more and more but not entire teams. I personally love white cleats, it cracks me up when I hear people’s excuses on why they dislike white cleats….”They’ll get too dirty!”. They’re EFFING BASEBALL CLEATS!!! Even black cleats get very noticibly dirty.

  • mike | July 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    The Natinals are advertising they will wear red for a 4 game stand against the Cubs July 16-19….should be interesting

  • John Kim | July 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    Speaking if Ichiro, he went to George Sisler grave over the all-star break. That is a class act.

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

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anyomore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)

  • Jim | July 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    Lots of comments on Wakefield and catching the knuckleball. Wakefield could have started the game since Joe Mauer was the starting catcher. Mauer has experience and, I’m assuming, a larger glove since he has a knuckleballer on his Twins team in R.A. Dickey.

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”340151″]Hey, my opinion is that anyone should be able to make a joke about whatever or whomever you want.

    [/quote]

    I don’t think anyone’s disagreed with that. You can say whatever you want but then you have to own it. Some people will like it, some won’t, some won’t care. saying whatever you want isn’t the same as saying whatever you want and expecting others to hold their tongues.

  • coachie ballgames | July 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    expanded thoughts on Obama’s All-Star outfit and its relation to Seinfeld here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”340162″]how to get beardface to like obama?[/quote]
    Wonder if this counts as BFBS?

  • Michael Emody | July 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    [/quote] HHH has created still more city flag jerseys.[/quote]
    Those are really brilliant. (Too bad the goalies would still have to buy off the rack kits!)

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”340159″]Speaking if Ichiro, he went to George Sisler grave over the all-star break. That is a class act.

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

    1920 St. Louis Browns
    http://exhibits.base...

    http://crosswords.ry...

    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.ohiomm.co...

  • NickW | July 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”340159″]Speaking if Ichiro, he went to George Sisler grave over the all-star break. That is a class act.

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

    It’s pretty hard not to like Ichiro, regardless of his poor fashion choice. If he retired after this year, I think he’s in the HOF.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    Short of the complete uni overhaul they really need, does anyone think the Jays should bring back the graphite home caps?

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”340169″]Short of the complete uni overhaul they really need, does anyone think the Jays should bring back the graphite home caps?

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    I do

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”340168″][quote comment=”340159″]Speaking if Ichiro, he went to George Sisler grave over the all-star break. That is a class act.

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

    It’s pretty hard not to like Ichiro, regardless of his poor fashion choice. If he retired after this year, I think he’s in the HOF.[/quote]

    Agreed.

    Read the last line of the story?
    “But I realized after seeing him today that presidents wear jeans, too. So my hope is that our skipper, [Don] Wakamatsu, was watching that and we can wear jeans on our flights, as well.”

    Hey, if Ichiro says jeans are okay on a president, who am I to argue?

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”340170″][quote comment=”340169″]Short of the complete uni overhaul they really need, does anyone think the Jays should bring back the graphite home caps?

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    I do[/quote]

    I do…as an alternate. After all, today’s headline says it all: “Imagine That: A Blue Jay Wearing Blue.”

  • Chris | July 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up and opening pitch.[/quote]
    Here’s the video showing his strike over the plate, while wearing a bulletproof vest and an FDNY reuben http://www.youtube.c...

  • Will | July 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    Brian Harkness’ KFC design is ok, but I actually liked #2 more.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”340174″]Brian Harkness’ KFC design is ok, but I actually liked #2 more.[/quote]
    They’re both worthy. The thing Brian’s has going for it is that it actually conveys the message that the t-shirt is connected to a charitable cause. The faux apron design is just a novelty shirt.

  • Chris in DC | July 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”339971″][quote comment=”339963″][quote comment=”339955″][quote comment=”339934″]Anyone notice how Stan the Man’s driver was totally giving the Prez the stink eye?

    Finally a gathering in Cleveland and I’m supposed to be out of town! Making some calls…[/quote]

    OK so I didn’t imagine that. Yeah. I liked how Obama handled it. Made sure to shake the guy’s hand.[/quote]

    Maybe he wears it cuz its “Giants” without being either New York or San Francisco? He is probably the one player whose career was Hall of Fame level both before and after the move west. Most of the other Giants and Dodgers who came west left their best years behind. The younger guys (like Koufax) came into their own after the move.

    Just a thought.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    That was always my understanding. He always wears the “G” cap in the 1950s retro script, which could apply equally to the New York or San Francisco Giants.[/quote]

    or Willie thinks that the 3930 bp hat is super comfortable, which I would have to agree with!

    Thanks for the link to the Diamond Collection ad, for some reason I’ve always liked that one. I wanted to see it recently, but couldn’t get to my early 90’s programs.

  • Dave H | July 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”340018″]I read somewhere that Inge (playing 3rd last night) came up through the minors as a catcher and has caught knuckle ballers in the past.[/quote]

    Inge was Detroit’s regular catcher in 2001-03 when Steve Sparks was on the team, so he’s caught plenty of knuckleballs.

    He hates catching at all, though. He started his career as an infielder, and is much happier at third base than he was catching.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”340172″][quote comment=”340170″][quote comment=”340169″]Short of the complete uni overhaul they really need, does anyone think the Jays should bring back the graphite home caps?

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    I do[/quote]

    I do…as an alternate. After all, today’s headline says it all: “Imagine That: A Blue Jay Wearing Blue.”[/quote]

    They were unique, and weren’t a total cop-out to black for black’s sake. And they make so much more sense when you see how much graphite is in the home jersey lettering.

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

    http://images.forbes...

  • War Damn Eagle | July 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”340170″][quote comment=”340169″]Short of the complete uni overhaul they really need, does anyone think the Jays should bring back the graphite home caps?

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    I do[/quote]

    I’d forgotten their original 3930’s were graphite, too.

    http://www.cbc.ca/gf...

  • bourbon soaked idiot | July 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    Why Paul was at the NHL store today? I wonder if it had something to do with the Winter Classic logos and uniforms?

  • Bernard | July 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”340165″][quote comment=”340162″]how to get beardface to like obama?[/quote]
    Wonder if this counts as BFBS?[/quote]

    What does this count as?

    http://i.pbase.com/o...

  • Chris in DC | July 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up and opening pitch.[/quote]

    I can’t agree more. The 2001 World Series pitch at Yankee Stadium was as perfect as can be, both the strike down the middle and the symbolism of the moment. I’d be curious if he’d make a decent MLB commissioner. He totally knows his baseball, which besides the impressions I loved to make of him, was my favorite thing about the man.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”340182″][quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up and opening pitch.[/quote]

    I can’t agree more. The 2001 World Series pitch at Yankee Stadium was as perfect as can be, both the strike down the middle and the symbolism of the moment. I’d be curious if he’d make a decent MLB commissioner. He totally knows his baseball, which besides the impressions I loved to make of him, was my favorite thing about the man.[/quote]

    I didn’t like him as president but commish might suit him. I remember that idea being floated a couple years ago.

  • Beardface | July 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”340181″][quote comment=”340165″][quote comment=”340162″]how to get beardface to like obama?[/quote]
    Wonder if this counts as BFBS?[/quote]

    What does this count as?

    http://i.pbase.com/o...
    Stupid

  • Jason | July 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm |

    problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.[/quote]

    as a lifelong detroit native, lets keep your out of town, out of touch comments to yourself.

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”340185″]problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.[/quote]

    as a lifelong detroit native, lets keep your out of town, out of touch comments to yourself.[/quote]

    Uhm, I am from Detroit.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

    Full moon tonight? Lots of crankiness out there today.

  • Jason | July 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”340186″][quote comment=”340185″]problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.[/quote]

    as a lifelong detroit native, lets keep your out of town, out of touch comments to yourself.[/quote]

    Uhm, I am from Detroit.[/quote]

    Well if that’s your opinion on Detroit then your not a true Detroiter. We are blue collar people who work for what we have. We follow blue collar teams, who will fight until the very end. Yes the Lions stunk last year, but they are my team and always will be. Basically what I am trying to say is, you don’t kick a man when they are down (or a city for that matter).

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”340188″][quote comment=”340186″][quote comment=”340185″]problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.[/quote]

    as a lifelong detroit native, lets keep your out of town, out of touch comments to yourself.[/quote]

    Uhm, I am from Detroit.[/quote]

    Well if that’s your opinion on Detroit then your not a true Detroiter. We are blue collar people who work for what we have. We follow blue collar teams, who will fight until the very end. Yes the Lions stunk last year, but they are my team and always will be. Basically what I am trying to say is, you don’t kick a man when they are down (or a city for that matter).[/quote]

    If you criticize _____ then you hate _____. You are not a real _____ and Al Quaeda wins.

  • Squiddie | July 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.

  • Bernard | July 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”340184″][quote comment=”340181″][quote comment=”340165″][quote comment=”340162″]how to get beardface to like obama?[/quote]
    Wonder if this counts as BFBS?[/quote]

    What does this count as?

    http://i.pbase.com/o...
    Stupid[/quote]

    Huh. I was going to go with “civic pride” or something.

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”340190″][quote comment=”340188″][quote comment=”340186″][quote comment=”340185″]problem is that the Lions going 0-16 is the least of the problems in Detroit, so that jersey would fit in the the cluster(bleep) that Detroit has become.[/quote]

    as a lifelong detroit native, lets keep your out of town, out of touch comments to yourself.[/quote]

    Uhm, I am from Detroit.[/quote]

    Well if that’s your opinion on Detroit then your not a true Detroiter. We are blue collar people who work for what we have. We follow blue collar teams, who will fight until the very end. Yes the Lions stunk last year, but they are my team and always will be. Basically what I am trying to say is, you don’t kick a man when they are down (or a city for that matter).[/quote]

    If you criticize _____ then you hate _____. You are not a real _____ and Al Quaeda wins.[/quote]

    To quote the late great George Carlin. “They say never kick a man when he is down, but really it is the best time. I mean they are right there at foot level.”

  • Jason | July 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm |

    *sigh, shakes head* “some people just dont get it.”

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”340191″]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]
    “Readily” might not be the best word, but OTOH they’re the originals as far as availability in widths.

    Signed,

    Another member of the Fred Flintstone Lookalike Club

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”340152″]If someone zinged Michael Jackson, for example, because it sometimes looked like his face was melting or for his other transgressions [/quote]
    And oh, boy did he ever have some “other transgressions”.

    (Wait a minute, maybe I shouldn’t have said “boy” and “Micheal Jackson” in the same sentence…)

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”340183″][quote comment=”340182″][quote comment=”340011″]Although Obama’s pitch did make it “on the fly”… notice that Pujols is sitting ON home plate, and has to take a step forward and reahc to gather the ball… Say what you want about Bush, the guy never messed up and opening pitch.[/quote]

    I can’t agree more. The 2001 World Series pitch at Yankee Stadium was as perfect as can be, both the strike down the middle and the symbolism of the moment. I’d be curious if he’d make a decent MLB commissioner. He totally knows his baseball, which besides the impressions I loved to make of him, was my favorite thing about the man.[/quote]

    I didn’t like him as president but commish might suit him. I remember that idea being floated a couple years ago.[/quote]

    Can’t be worse than Selig…

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”340191″][quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been putting off buying new shoes, but when I do I’ll slip my wide feet into a pair and give them a try.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”340187″]Full moon tonight? Lots of crankiness out there today.[/quote]

    More like it’s that time of the month. Or is this what happens when there’s no baseball? People do studies about how domestic abuse goes up during the Super Bowl – someone should do a study (with pie chart) to see if crankiness goes up the day after the All Star Game.

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”340199″]More like it’s that time of the month. [/quote]I’m Calling it PMS?

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm |

    As if the Uni Watch party on the 30th wasn’t momentous enough: http://sports.espn.g...
    Got a better idea, Brett: stay retired and come to the party!

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”340133″]The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'[/quote]
    I know a couple of girls who were teenagers when Santana brought out “Smooth”: they saw the video and were wondering why he didn’t have any other records, he was sooo old….

    Regarding the Police on 78’s: Fond memories of vinyl; one of their albums was a record that two college roommates both owned. The rule was that if you heard the Police playing when you got to the door, that meant you should find another place to sleep that night. :-)

    Oh, those days are long gone.

  • Bob from Akron | July 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”339991″]From the, Prominent Hispanics in NFL History, what’s up with Garza’s striped pads? Looks like chaulk?[/quote]

    Saw the gallery — how could SI forget this guy?

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”340202″][quote comment=”340133″]The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'[/quote]
    I know a couple of girls who were teenagers when Santana brought out “Smooth”: they saw the video and were wondering why he didn’t have any other records, he was sooo old….

    Regarding the Police on 78’s: Fond memories of vinyl; one of their albums was a record that two college roommates both owned. The rule was that if you heard the Police playing when you got to the door, that meant you should find another place to sleep that night. :-)

    Oh, those days are long gone.[/quote]

    We used a sweat sock on the doorknob.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”340198″][quote comment=”340191″][quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been putting off buying new shoes, but when I do I’ll slip my wide feet into a pair and give them a try.[/quote]
    Well, we’ve got three pairs of NBs in my house. I just checked all of them and they’re marked “Made in China.”

  • Mike Engle | July 15, 2009 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”340205″][quote comment=”340198″][quote comment=”340191″][quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been putting off buying new shoes, but when I do I’ll slip my wide feet into a pair and give them a try.[/quote]
    Well, we’ve got three pairs of NBs in my house. I just checked all of them and they’re marked “Made in China.”[/quote]
    IIRC, the 991’s had a big old “USA” mark on the heel for “Made in the USA.”

  • Scott Davis | July 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”340200″][quote comment=”340199″]More like it’s that time of the month. [/quote]I’m Calling it PMS?[/quote]

    I’m calling it PMSCS… Post Mid-Summer Classic Syndrome.

  • Berto | July 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”340207″][quote comment=”340200″][quote comment=”340199″]More like it’s that time of the month. [/quote]I’m Calling it PMS?[/quote]

    I’m calling it PMSCS… Post Mid-Summer Classic Syndrome.[/quote]

    Niiiiice.

  • anotherguy | July 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”340204″]We used a sweat sock on the doorknob.[/quote]Which occasionally would get removed from said doorknob…

  • LI Phil | July 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote]Well, we’ve got three pairs of NBs in my house. I just checked all of them and they’re marked “Made in China.” [/quote]

    what are you, powers?

    oh wait…you said three, not two-hundred and three, NBs and not nikes, and we, and not i

    carry on

  • HungryHungryHipster | July 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”340166″][/quote] HHH has created still more city flag jerseys.[/quote]
    Those are really brilliant. (Too bad the goalies would still have to buy off the rack kits!)[/quote]

    The city flag jerseys were inspired by a Pittsburgh Steelers 1994 throwback jersey, with a distinctive 1920’s/1930’s style stripe pattern on the front. They are American Football jerseys, not soccer jerseys. However, several people have said they look more like soccer jerseys, so I’m not surprised about your goalie comment, lol! Thank you for the “brilliant” compliment, I appreciate it! :)

    -HHH

  • Joe Raskin | July 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    As a Mets fan, I appreciate President Obama wearing his White Sox jacket. Clearly, he appreciates his team, rather than going trendy.

    By the way, doesn’t Bob Gibson look like he can still get a few guys out?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”340206″][quote comment=”340205″][quote comment=”340198″][quote comment=”340191″][quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been putting off buying new shoes, but when I do I’ll slip my wide feet into a pair and give them a try.[/quote]
    Well, we’ve got three pairs of NBs in my house. I just checked all of them and they’re marked “Made in China.”[/quote]
    IIRC, the 991’s had a big old “USA” mark on the heel for “Made in the USA.”[/quote]

    The high end models are made in the U.S. Lower end are made in China.

  • JimV19 | July 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”340202″][quote comment=”340133″]The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'[/quote]
    I know a couple of girls who were teenagers when Santana brought out “Smooth”: they saw the video and were wondering why he didn’t have any other records, he was sooo old….

    Regarding the Police on 78’s: Fond memories of vinyl; one of their albums was a record that two college roommates both owned. The rule was that if you heard the Police playing when you got to the door, that meant you should find another place to sleep that night. :-)

    Oh, those days are long gone.[/quote]

    It was a 33 1/3 album. 78s were the ones they made back in the wind-up phonograph days. I said 78s to make me sound older and no one busted me on it…

  • Chris | July 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    Uni Watchers,

    Who has the the NCAA 10 already?

    It’s a uni dream. Way more than the typical NCAA game. Every Oregon helmet jersey and pants except the lights out version, the special Army and Navy ones, and the Team Builder option to create your own

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”340215″]Uni Watchers,

    Who has the the NCAA 10 already?

    It’s a uni dream. Way more than the typical NCAA game. Every Oregon helmet jersey and pants except the lights out version, the special Army and Navy ones, and the Team Builder option to create your own[/quote]

    My plan is to get it tomorrow. Glad to hear the good review.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”340213″][quote comment=”340206″][quote comment=”340205″][quote comment=”340198″][quote comment=”340191″][quote comment=”340160″][quote comment=”340158″]Did anyone notice that president Obama is wearing Asics running shoes out to the mound? I would think if anyone wore American products, wouldn’t it be him?[/quote]
    Does anyone even make shoes in the USA anymore? (That’s an honest question, not sarcasm.)[/quote]
    New Balance! Readily available in wide widths for those of us with big feet.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been putting off buying new shoes, but when I do I’ll slip my wide feet into a pair and give them a try.[/quote]
    Well, we’ve got three pairs of NBs in my house. I just checked all of them and they’re marked “Made in China.”[/quote]
    IIRC, the 991’s had a big old “USA” mark on the heel for “Made in the USA.”[/quote]

    The high end models are made in the U.S. Lower end are made in China.[/quote]
    Apparently that “lower end” encompasses 75% of the shoes they produce.

    And Phil, only 1 pair is mine.

  • JTH | July 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”340214″][quote comment=”340202″][quote comment=”340133″]The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'[/quote]
    I know a couple of girls who were teenagers when Santana brought out “Smooth”: they saw the video and were wondering why he didn’t have any other records, he was sooo old….

    Regarding the Police on 78’s: Fond memories of vinyl; one of their albums was a record that two college roommates both owned. The rule was that if you heard the Police playing when you got to the door, that meant you should find another place to sleep that night. :-)

    Oh, those days are long gone.[/quote]

    It was a 33 1/3 album. 78s were the ones they made back in the wind-up phonograph days. I said 78s to make me sound older and no one busted me on it…[/quote]
    I got the joke. I’m sure a great number of folks did as well.

    I’m sure it went over some people’s heads, too.

    The rest probably didn’t give a shit.

  • aflfan | July 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”340218″][quote comment=”340214″][quote comment=”340202″][quote comment=”340133″]The Edge is from U2…and this conversation is making me think of Billy Crystal’s old routine when he said, “My daughter said something that freaked me out – she said, ‘Dad, is it true that Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings?’ Then you feel old…liver spots bursting on your skin (pow!) and you say, ‘Dahling, sit down and I’ll tell you about that old time group, The G*% D^&# Beatles!'[/quote]
    I know a couple of girls who were teenagers when Santana brought out “Smooth”: they saw the video and were wondering why he didn’t have any other records, he was sooo old….

    Regarding the Police on 78’s: Fond memories of vinyl; one of their albums was a record that two college roommates both owned. The rule was that if you heard the Police playing when you got to the door, that meant you should find another place to sleep that night. :-)

    Oh, those days are long gone.[/quote]

    It was a 33 1/3 album. 78s were the ones they made back in the wind-up phonograph days. I said 78s to make me sound older and no one busted me on it…[/quote]
    I got the joke. I’m sure a great number of folks did as well.

    I’m sure it went over some people’s heads, too.

    The rest probably didn’t give a shit.[/quote]

    I still have 33 1/3, 45 and evern some 78’s from my grandparents

  • Paul Lukas | July 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”340180″]Why Paul was at the NHL store today? I wonder if it had something to do with the Winter Classic logos and uniforms?[/quote]

    Had nothing to do with that (I didn’t even realize the Winter Classic logo was being unveiled today until I got home and checked my e-mail)…. I was at the NHL Shop because one of the managers wanted to show me around, and I had a dental appointment in the same neighborhood, so I stopped in.

    You saw me there? Should’ve said hi!

  • rjcoy06 | July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    Those Sports Specialties and Diamond Collection ads remind me of getting my first fitted New Era hat. When I was in junior high, 1988-89, one of the kids in my school got a fitted Mets hat. Most of the guys thought was so cool cause at the time all that could be found in my area was the hats with the adjustable strap. I talked my dad into taking me to the baseball card shop that sold the fitted hats. I remember that they had less than 10 different teams and maybe 3-5 sizes of each team they carried. Being from Michigan, I wanted a Tigers hat, but the only hat they had in my size was the Brewers. It was the blue hat with the ball in glove logo. I didn’t care though. I loved having an “authentic” cap and wore that thing everywhere. Even though I had out grown that hat by the time I was in high school, I wish I would have kept it.

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”340154″]Ricko —

    I saw clips of Reggie hitting in the homer in the ’71 All-Star Game and he was wearing a gold helmet with green visor. Isn’t that the hat we were discussing the other day?[/quote]

    Those helmets were all gold. No green visor.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | July 15, 2009 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”340212″]As a Mets fan, I appreciate President Obama wearing his White Sox jacket. Clearly, he appreciates his team, rather than going trendy.

    By the way, doesn’t Bob Gibson look like he can still get a few guys out?[/quote]

    Gibson looks like he could get some of today’s hitters out by just STARING (glaring?) at the inside half, much less pitching there.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 16, 2009 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”340222″][quote comment=”340154″]Ricko —

    I saw clips of Reggie hitting in the homer in the ’71 All-Star Game and he was wearing a gold helmet with green visor. Isn’t that the hat we were discussing the other day?[/quote]

    Those helmets were all gold. No green visor.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    B&W photo, but it looks green.
    http://assets.nydail...
    I have the game on tape from when I had ESPN Classic, but it’s in my room and the wife’s asleep. I’ll look for it tomorrow.

  • JimV19 | July 16, 2009 at 12:15 am |

    Although I did see the all-gold helmet elsewhere on the web http://sportsmed.sta...
    Hadn’t seen that before today.

  • Ricko | July 16, 2009 at 12:16 am |

    [quote comment=”340224″][quote comment=”340222″][quote comment=”340154″]Ricko —

    I saw clips of Reggie hitting in the homer in the ’71 All-Star Game and he was wearing a gold helmet with green visor. Isn’t that the hat we were discussing the other day?[/quote]

    Those helmets were all gold. No green visor.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    B&W photo, but it looks green.
    http://assets.nydail...
    I have the game on tape from when I had ESPN Classic, but it’s in my room and the wife’s asleep. I’ll look for it tomorrow.[/quote]

    Damn, never noticed that. Reggie must have had that special for ASG. Was not the regualr helmet.

  • Ed | July 16, 2009 at 12:27 am |

    Not really uni related

    Who was the last president to throw out a first pitch from the stands instead of the field?

  • JimV19 | July 16, 2009 at 12:44 am |

    [quote comment=”340227″]Not really uni related

    Who was the last president to throw out a first pitch from the stands instead of the field?[/quote]

    Can’t tell from this photo but it might be Clinton http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Joe Raskin | July 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”340223″][quote comment=”340212″]As a Mets fan, I appreciate President Obama wearing his White Sox jacket. Clearly, he appreciates his team, rather than going trendy.

    By the way, doesn’t Bob Gibson look like he can still get a few guys out?[/quote]

    Gibson looks like he could get some of today’s hitters out by just STARING (glaring?) at the inside half, much less pitching there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Very true. The fear factor alone would be worth two strikes.

  • ricky | July 17, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    Yea Obama’s pitch made it, three feet in front of the plate. Like his whole life, it’s a “token” strike. Obama throws like a girl, which is good, it allows him to keep the homo vote.