Major development in Oakland yesterday, as Rajai Davis wore A’s logo stirrups. Truth to tell, I think that’s a bit much — just stick with the solid green ’rups. But the larger issue is that this really speaks to how MLB has completely lost control of lower-leg styling. It’s bad enough that you’ve got a mishmash of low cuffs, high cuffs, solid socks, and stirrups, but now you’ve got Davis wearing fashion hose that aren’t part of Oakland’s official wardrobe and were never intended to appear on an MLB diamond. Frankly, I’m surprised A’s equipment manager Steve Vucinich provided these for Davis. I’ll try to find out more from him today.
The First Rule of Binghamton Fight Club Is Don’t Talk About Binghamton Fight Club: As you’ve probably heard by now, the big uni news in Mets-ville is that Tony Bernazard removed his uniform, so to speak, during a recent upstate jaunt (artist’s rendering at right by our own John Ekdahl). Having attended college in Binghamton, I can confirm that it is indeed a fine place to get nekkid, although I tended to do it in the company of attractive young coeds, not minor league baseball players. Of course, that’s only because the town didn’t yet have a minor league baseball team back then, but you can’t have everything.
Meanwhile, I’ve already reserved my copy of Tony Bernazard’s Nudist Guide to Upstate New York, coming soon to a bookstore near you. If you can’t find a copy, don’t worry — I have a feeling Tony will soon have a lot more time on his hands to write a sequel.
Speaking of the Mets, the answers to yesterday’s quiz can be found here. Be honest when tabulating your score, or else I’ll send Tony to kick your ass.
Uni Watch News Ticker: As you may be aware, the President of Kenya went on the telepromompterizer last night to push for his socialistical health care program. If only the gummint would just butt out and let the medical biz rely on proven market-driven solutions, like advertising on Bears jerseys. … So much better that way, no? … Looks like JC Romero has something written inside his rally cap (with thanks to Doug McConnell). … Good article on a minor league clubbie here (with thanks to Scotty Johnson). … If you go to this page and click on “2012 Football Jersey Rule,” you’ll download an interesting PowerPoint file on new jersey regs going into effect in Nebraska (nice find by David McGee). … The Bruins co-sponsor the annual New England Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach. If you skip ahead to the 10th image in this slideshow, you can see the team’s logo executed in sand. … Hey, checo out Wilt as a long-jumper — and dig that cap! (Good find by Matt Mitchell.) … Ben Shaykin‘s wife is conducting some research regarding baseball fans’ feelings about “God Bless America” being sung at baseball games. If you’d like to participate, look here. … Shaun Tunick notes that Braves coach Glenn Hubbard’s helmet had an All-Star Game decal. Maybe he grabbed McCann’s helmet? Also: The upside-down N on has been fixed. … Totally gorgeous American Legion baseball uni here. … The Chargers have released their uniform sked for the upcoming season (with thanks to Eric Stangel). … Very nice slideshow-plus-video of Padres uni history here (with thanks to Justin Canoya). … The Red Sox are retiring Jim Rice’s number. … Here’s why you should never mix columbia blue, kelly green, and maroon. That image is from from this tremendous site, which is devoted to NC State program covers (big thanks to Joey Morris).