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The Shirt Off His Back

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[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Thomas weeks, who had a remarkable uni-related encounter on the streets of New York last week. — PL]

By Thomas Weeks

I’ve always been a fan of hard work. For that reason, the only two NHL players whose jerseys I own are Adam Graves’s and Jed Ortmeyer’s.

I don’t need to tell you anything about Graves, but you might not know too much about Ortmeyer. In five-plus seasons, he’s scored 15 goals, but he’s a hard worker who kills penalties and never gives up. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in August of 2006 but returned to the Rangers lineup just four months later. The following season he was a finalist the season following his embolism for the NHL’s Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, given for dedication to the game. He’s also been honored by the Rangers by twice winning the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, for outstanding commitment and hard work on and off the ice.

For these reasons, I purchased a Jed Ortmeyer #41 Rangers home jersey. He even signed it for me, at an event for Rangers advertising sponsors that I happened to get tickets for. This has been one of my favorite jerseys to wear to Madison Square Garden.

After wearing my Ortmeyer jersey to last Thursday’s Rangers/Devils tussle, I was walking out of the Garden when I was approached by a group of Swedish tourists. They spoke in half-broken English, but I barely made out one of them saying, “I would like to trade my sweater for yours. My name is Ortmeyer.”

He was wearing an authentic Frolunda Indians sweater (the team Henrik Lundqvist played for before he was drafted by the Rangers), with sponsor patches and all. I had no second thoughts. I took my jersey off right there on Seventh Ave. and handed it to a complete stranger. We thanked each other in our own languages and draped our new sweaters over our heads.

Like Jed Ortmeyer, I too pride myself on hard work and making good decisions. I hope I have made that man named Ortmeyer as happy as the man named Jed Ortmeyer made me.

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Screen shot 2009-10-04 at 10.07.15 PM.pngCulinary Corner: Paul here. I was down in Baton Rouge last weekend, working on an ESPN story that you’ll be hearing about shortly. Most of my “research” involved spending Saturday afternoon tailgating with a bunch of LSU fans. There was a ton of food — chicken, shrimp, pork chops, three kinds of sausage, blueberry pie, etc., etc. — so I was surprised to see that someone brought along a pack of Oreos. Seemed like overkill.

And yet, and yet. As we cooked throughout the afternoon, it occurred to me that the Oreos seemed a bit lonely in their sterile plastic package while the rest of the food was basically having a party on the grill. Why not let the Oreos join the party? Why not indeed. I took two of the cookies out of the package and placed them on one of the grills, where they fit in just fine. Then I put the lid back on the grill and went to find myself another beer.

About three minutes later, the Oreos were hot and slightly soft, and the creme feeling had developed a nicely caramelized edge. I tried one of them — deeeee-lish. Sweet with a smoky undercurrent, mmmmm. I offered the second cookie to one of the other tailgaters and rushed to put a few more Oreos on the grill.

Soon I was being hailed as a genius, and we were running low on Oreos. Which just goes to show that anything tastes better when it’s fresh off the grill.

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Membership Update: Birthday boy Scott Turner just whipped up a bunch of cool new membership designs. In addition to Dan Bardin’s Blackhawks Winter Classic throwback, shown at right, this batch also includes two orange alternates — Orioles and Dolphins — our first Kansas City Scouts design, and Ed Westfield Jr.’s odd choice of infinity as a uni number.

As always, you can see the full gallery of membership cards here and sign up to get your own card here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Virginia Tech will be wearing this orange-centric outfit for tonight’s game against UNC. … I’ve written several times about the pinned-on uni numbers in the 1934 All-Star Game (if you want the full story, begin here and then go to the “Cold Case File Revisited” section of this column), and now Don Sherman has come up with some photos I hadn’t seen before — look here and here. … Good white-at-home article here (with thanks to Craig Friday). … Faaascinating article about an old Negro Leagues stadium in New Jersey here (major thanks to Baroness Karen McBurnie). … Good breakdown of NBA team names backstories, with some swell photos to boot, here (with thanks to Tom Griffith). … Excellent piece on the mud used to rub up baseballs here (with thanks to Matthew Keegan). … NHL.com is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jacques Plante wearing the first goalie mask with a series of articles on mask history. The first installment is here, and be sure to check out all the additional multimedia links — good stuff (with thanks to Michael Blinn). … The All Blacks have been told to cover up their tats for a match in Japan (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Super-cool optical illusion on display here (nice find by Kirsten). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Great home movie footage from a 1952 WVU/Wash. & Lee game — with both teams wearing solid-color uniforms — here. … Dylan Buell‘s local coffee shop held a dog costume contest. One guy had a dog named Tressel, so he dressed him as Jim Tressel, and another guy dressed his dog as a Maple Leaf (here’s the view from the other side). … Utah will be wearing black uniforms this Saturday (with thanks to Chris Buttgen). … New hoops uniforms for South Carolina. There’s some video footage of the new designs in action here. … Zak Koval has spotted a little bracelet being worn by Lamar Odom and Luke Walton. Definitely not a Livestrong. Maybe titanium? Anyone know more? … Amazing behind-the-back football pass here (with thanks to Brandon Creeger). … Dozens of cool old Phils/Yanks photos in this slideshow (nice find by Douglas Hirschman). … Scott Turner notes that the base of the “P” decal on the Phillies’ batting helmets extends all the way down to where the brim meets the rest of the helmet. Never noticed that before. … As many, many readers noted, Cliff Lee was once again squatchee-free last night. … The Heat retired Tim Hardaway’s number last night.

 

166 comments to The Shirt Off His Back

  • glen | October 29, 2009 at 8:06 am |

    “I don’t need to tell you anything about Graves, but you might not know too much about Ortmeyer.”

    link does not work :-/

  • Randy Rollyson | October 29, 2009 at 8:06 am |

    They make deep fried oreo’s in my neck of the woods here in North Carolina.

  • Mycoskie | October 29, 2009 at 8:19 am |

    In Baton Rouge and no Uni Watch meet-up? As a longtime reader and sometime contributor, that makes me very sad.

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    Re: Behind the back pass (BTBP)
    Sonny Jurgensen interviewed at HOF in 2008:

    I saw Derek Devine and Colt Brennan watching your video footage on the touchscreens. They seemed really impressed with your behind the back pass.

    I know! (laughs) I was telling them how I actually did that in a game [with the Eagles] against college all-stars, and we were talking about it. They said, “You really did that?” and I told them why, so that was interesting.

    Wait, why was that?

    I was getting rushed from the right defensive end, who came in while the tackle was backing up, and he jumped up. I wanted to throw the ball to the outside left, and when the guy jumped up, I couldn’t get the ball through him, so my reaction was to go behind my back and I hit the receiver, Pete Retzlaff, in stride for 33 yards.

    So it was just a reaction to something that came up. I guess the reaction came from having done it a lot in warm-ups, which is what the video in the Hall showed.

    I did it in college one time and completed it, and the coach took me aside and said, “If you ever do that again, I’m taking your uniform,” and I looked him and said, “But it was complete! We got 40 yards on the play.” He said, “Don’t do it.”

    And did you?

    No. It was one time when I had to do it. You don’t just do it to be … flashy or something. It was something I could throw accurately, so I used it when I needed it.

  • Rick Chaney | October 29, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    Here is a follow up to the disqualified cross country runner due to a uniform violation:

    Officials defend cross country uniform rule

    http://www.baltimore...

  • Stuby | October 29, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    Really? Tim Hardaway? He played for the Heat for like 5 seasons. I guess when you’ve also retired the numbers of Michael Jordan and Dan Marino, you really have no standards.

    Go ahead, Heat, retire the owner’s favorite number and #6 for the fans and be done with it.

  • RS Rogers | October 29, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    So Paul, were you in Baton Rouge to hang with the LSU tailgaters who plan their menu around their opponents’ school and nickname?

  • Original Jim | October 29, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    Not sure why South Carolina is wearing Nike uniforms. I thought the school went UnderArmour like Maryland.

    Not a fan of using Miami’s font for the numbers either. That’s the second school I’ve seen this week using them for their bb unis.

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    Germans presented their clothing collection for athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://ca.news.yahoo...

  • Geeman | October 29, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    I guess Thursday night is the new fright night for college football, with garish uniforms galore (Va. Tech in orange and maroon — yuk! — and Carolina in all-dark-blue last week).

    Arent’ all these alternates, mix-and-matches, and throwbacks getting old? It’s a UNIFORM. Make it UNIFORM, please. Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, et. al., don’t do this. And look at the Yankees. Two uniforms in 80 years! Coincidence? I think not.

    Meanwhile, what in the world is South Carolina doing ditching its garnet uniforms? Why add a third uniform with a color you don’t have and drop the third uniform that is one of your school colors. Memo to South Carolina: Your colors are Garnet and Black.

  • Jason | October 29, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    Wow…are they the all blacks or the all Adidas? That damn logo is almost as big as the rugby logo.

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Paul, those bracelets are similar to the titaniums, some woman was in my store trying to get me to sell them (we sell the phitens) and had me stand on one leg with it and all that. ill try and remember the name today, but til i do… thats what they are

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    Finally found photo evidence of Andruw Jones wearing the Ranger-stripe stirrups, circa 2000-ish.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    These stripes were once part of the Boston-Milwaukee unis.

    http://cache.daylife...

    I wish they’d bring them back, like the Cardinals do, and require any player going high-cuffed to wear them.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 29, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    “…this batch also includes two orange alternates — Orioles…”

    What year is that supposed to be?

    The jerseys with that number style were pretty much always vertical arched names

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

  • M.Princip | October 29, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”357087″]They make deep fried oreo’s in my neck of the woods here in North Carolina.[/quote]

    I hear Oprah and Carolinians enjoy fried butter as well.

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Here in the backwoods we’uns are trying to develop fried gravy, as well.

  • Paul Lukas | October 29, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”357099″]”…this batch also includes two orange alternates — Orioles…”

    What year is that supposed to be?

    The jerseys with that number style were pretty much always vertical arched names

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

    Not the Brooks Robinson solid-orange uni:
    http://farm3.static....

  • jesse | October 29, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    Paul, when are you going to start announcing the changes to various MLB uniforms? I know there has been some talk about the Twins recently. Is it going to start after the Series? Thanks.

  • Mike | October 29, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    Did anybody else notice the different color on the Phillies Cool-Flo panels last night? I don’t have a screenshot I just want to know I’m not going crazy.

  • scott | October 29, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Whether on a grill or straight from the box, there’s no better cookie than an Oreo.

  • Hott Rodd | October 29, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Those optical illusions are phenomenal!

  • JDUBYA13 | October 29, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  • JDUBYA13 | October 29, 2009 at 9:42 am |
  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    Noticed that a lot of the Nike undershirts worn last night have the swoosh moved to the front of the neckline:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Shane | October 29, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Wow, Thomas. Great story, and you picked up a pretty sweet looking sweater!

    Are you planning on ordering another Ortmeyer sweater, though?

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    There was a brief discussion a few weeks back about which team had made the most appearances on ESPN Thursday Night Football. I knew that Va Tech had played many times on that night of the week and some light research revealed the following:
    The Hokies have appeared on TNF 19 times prior to tonight. (Ga.Tech 23 times, as a comparison).
    Tech’s record in these games is 15-4, with 3 losses to BC, 1 to Miami(FL).
    They are 9-2 at Lane Stadium, 6-2 on the road.
    They will play at East Carolina next Thursday.

    Perhaps something to toggle to during World Series commercial breaks. Sports journalist Erin Andrews will be prowling the sidelines, for you keyhole-watchers.

  • Roger Faso | October 29, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    Please help settle a little debate I have going on.

    Who started this …

    http://www.dr4b.org/...

    I say it started in Boston, with Clemens. A friend says it started in NY, with Gooden.

  • Paul Lukas | October 29, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”357103″]Paul, when are you going to start announcing the changes to various MLB uniforms? I know there has been some talk about the Twins recently. Is it going to start after the Series? Thanks.[/quote]

    I’ll be weighing in as the teams make their official announcements.

  • bill | October 29, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Great story Thomas, NHL fans are a cut above.

    Not to take anything away from Cliff Lee but on ESPN’s website I noticed a dark substance on the left side of the bill of his cap.

  • Geeman | October 29, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”357112″]Please help settle a little debate I have going on.

    Who started this …

    http://www.dr4b.org/...

    I say it started in Boston, with Clemens. A friend says it started in NY, with Gooden.[/quote]

    I saw it at Shea in 1984 with Gooden, and I don’t think Clemens had hit his stride by then.

  • Colin | October 29, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    I’ll probably get railed for this but what’s a squatchee and why is Lee free of it?

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    The little button on the top of the cap is a “squatchee.”

  • Roger | October 29, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”357115″][quote comment=”357112″]Please help settle a little debate I have going on.

    Who started this …

    http://www.dr4b.org/...

    I say it started in Boston, with Clemens. A friend says it started in NY, with Gooden.[/quote]

    I saw it at Shea in 1984 with Gooden, and I don’t think Clemens had hit his stride by then.[/quote]

    Thanks.

  • Hott Rodd | October 29, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    So wait… there was a baseball game yesterday?

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”357118″][quote comment=”357115″][quote comment=”357112″]Please help settle a little debate I have going on.

    Who started this …

    http://www.dr4b.org/...

    I say it started in Boston, with Clemens. A friend says it started in NY, with Gooden.[/quote]

    I saw it at Shea in 1984 with Gooden, and I don’t think Clemens had hit his stride by then.[/quote]

    Thanks.[/quote]

    I think was maybe Gooden. Weren’t they calling him “Dr. K” or something? So would be closer to when Julius Irving was still active.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    My first thought watching the “behind the back” pass was that I saw Sonny Jurgensen do that one time on TV.

    Then saw someone has already referenced it.

    Cool. Now you know I wouldn’t have been making it up. LOL

    —Ricko

  • CJ | October 29, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    In pic 35 of the 1950 World Series slideshow, one of the Phils appears to be wearing striped stirrups. If you run through the rest of the pictures, no one else wears them. Anybody have any ideas?

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 29, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”357102″][quote comment=”357099″]”…this batch also includes two orange alternates — Orioles…”

    What year is that supposed to be?

    The jerseys with that number style were pretty much always vertical arched names

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

    http://www.americanm...

    Not the Brooks Robinson solid-orange uni:
    http://farm3.static....

    Good Call!!!

  • MPowers1634 | October 29, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”357093″]Not sure why South Carolina is wearing Nike uniforms. I thought the school went UnderArmour like Maryland.

    Not a fan of using Miami’s font for the numbers either. That’s the second school I’ve seen this week using them for their bb unis.[/quote]

    FB, yes…Hoops had been Nike since Dave Odom took over at least.

    http://uspresswire.c...

  • Squiddie | October 29, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    On hanging K’s, my favorite variation was when John Smiley was pitching for the Twins in 1992 they would hang smiley faces on the right field railing.

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”357117″]The little button on the top of the cap is a “squatchee.”[/quote]

    Because “button” doesn’t make it clear enough?

    ; )

    —Ricko

  • Frank | October 29, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Any anti-purple backlash at the LSU tailgating?

  • Juan Grande | October 29, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”357087″]They make deep fried oreo’s in my neck of the woods here in North Carolina.[/quote]

    Deep fried Oreos are almost as good as sex but more filling.

  • Juan Grande | October 29, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”357104″]Did anybody else notice the different color on the Phillies Cool-Flo panels last night? I don’t have a screenshot I just want to know I’m not going crazy.[/quote]

    I noticed that too. It looked like white against cream.

  • Zac Neubauer | October 29, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    I just gained access to a heat-press and want to make a DIY ’93 Cleveland Indians jersey. They wore the Olin/Crews patch as well as the farewell to Municipal Stadium patch correct? I’m also looking for a blank jersey, but they are few and far between on ebay. Any suggestions?

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”357125″]On hanging K’s, my favorite variation was when John Smiley was pitching for the Twins in 1992 they would hang smiley faces on the right field railing.[/quote]

    Anything when Rollie Fingers pitched?

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”357128″][quote comment=”357087″]They make deep fried oreo’s in my neck of the woods here in North Carolina.[/quote]

    Deep fried Oreos are almost as good as sex but more filling.[/quote]

    At the Minnesota State Fair you can get just about anything deep-fried and on a stick. Twinkie, Milky Way, Snickers…

    I think this year there even was “Hot Dish” on Stick (that’s “casserole” to the rest of the country).

    —Ricko

  • GoTerriers | October 29, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”357125″]On hanging K’s, my favorite variation was when John Smiley was pitching for the Twins in 1992 they would hang smiley faces on the right field railing.[/quote]

    Or the fans at Yankee Stadium with a sign that read “El Du-K” and added a “K” with every punchout during Orlando Hernandez heyday. They also used to hang pictures of Bullwinkle for Mike Mussina, and beer mugs for David Wells.

  • Hott Rodd | October 29, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    just curious but… who is adam graves?

  • peter | October 29, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”357134″]just curious but… who is adam graves?[/quote]

    (are you serious?)

  • Hott Rodd | October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”357135″][quote comment=”357134″]just curious but… who is adam graves?[/quote]

    (are you serious?)[/quote]

    Yes. The lead entry says “I don’t need to tell you anything about Graves”, however I don’t follow hockey, so now my interest is piqued.

  • Mark K | October 29, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”357134″]just curious but… who is adam graves?[/quote]
    Dunno- but that’s a cool jersey to wear on Halloween.

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    I don’t follow hockey
    (are you serious?)

  • Hott Rodd | October 29, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”357138″]I don’t follow hockey
    (are you serious?)[/quote]

    DAMMIT LEON! /lol

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”357098″]Finally found photo evidence of Andruw Jones wearing the Ranger-stripe stirrups, circa 2000-ish.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    These stripes were once part of the Boston-Milwaukee unis.

    cant tell you how LONG ive been looking for a pic of those!!
    http://cache.daylife...

    I wish they’d bring them back, like the Cardinals do, and require any player going high-cuffed to wear them.[/quote]

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”357098″]Finally found photo evidence of Andruw Jones wearing the Ranger-stripe stirrups, circa 2000-ish.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    These stripes were once part of the Boston-Milwaukee unis.

    http://cache.daylife...

    I wish they’d bring them back, like the Cardinals do, and require any player going high-cuffed to wear them.[/quote]

    cant tell you how LONG ive been looking for a pic of those!!

    fixed

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Hey, Thomas Weeks.

    Great story.
    On several levels.

    Sounds like the trade was good for both teams.

    Ever stop and think about how far away your Ortmeyer jersey will be soon, and what a great story that guy will have to tell?

    —Ricko

  • Cliffie | October 29, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    About Hinchliffe …. it was also a place where cars were raced in the glory days of sprint-car racing. Speed did a segment with Dave Despain and Chris Economaki.

    Apparently, what killed sprint-car racing in the 50s was the wide availability of sprint car kits which made competing cars more and more alike.

    NASCAR and IRL, take heed!

  • M.Princip | October 29, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    Oprah needs to try deep fried Nutter Butters. —Tyra Banks

  • Zak | October 29, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    Thanks for the heads up on Power Balance. It looks like these are going to be worn all over the NBA this season. They have been seen on Lamar Odom, Paul Pierce, Blake Griffin and Shaq.

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”357141″][quote comment=”357098″]Finally found photo evidence of Andruw Jones wearing the Ranger-stripe stirrups, circa 2000-ish.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    These stripes were once part of the Boston-Milwaukee unis.

    http://cache.daylife...

    I wish they’d bring them back, like the Cardinals do, and require any player going high-cuffed to wear them.[/quote]

    cant tell you how LONG ive been looking for a pic of those!!

    fixed[/quote]

    I know, and it popped up on a completely unrelated search. Here’s pics of those socks from the Milwaukee and Boston years:

    http://www.thesportg...

    http://cache2.asset-...

    http://www.thesportg...

    When will they be available from the stirrup club!?!

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...

  • Chris | October 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”357147″]and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...
    As is seen in the second link, how common is it for players to tape their socks?

  • Alan #44 | October 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    Wonderful story…Ortmeyer is a great guy and was a great Ranger.

  • Paul Lukas | October 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”357147″]and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...

    Quite a few Braves wore them in 2000, at least early in the season — Glavine, Remlinger, coupla others.

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    http://www.thesportg...

    “Spahn, Sain, pray for rain.”

  • peter | October 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    Albany River Rats are auctioning off locker room name plates…unique piece to add to a collection…

    http://www.albanyriv...

  • concealed78 | October 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”357130″]I just gained access to a heat-press and want to make a DIY ’93 Cleveland Indians jersey. They wore the Olin/Crews patch as well as the farewell to Municipal Stadium patch correct? [/quote]

    I believe it was mentioned on here a while ago that they didn’t wear the Municipal Stadium patch on the right sleeve because of the Olin/Crews patch, with Chief Wahoo on the left sleeve.

  • chance michaels | October 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”357150″][quote comment=”357147″]and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...

    Quite a few Braves wore them in 2000, at least early in the season — Glavine, Remlinger, coupla others.[/quote]
    When the Boston Braves bought the Milwaukee minor league club in 1946, they started overhauling the Brewers’ look to match the parent club.

    The first thing they did? Match the socks.

  • al | October 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    Paul,

    Did you see that the Phillies Cool Base jersey arm pit colors are not very consitant? Utley’s are more cream while Lee’s was more grey.

    Utley: http://sports.espn.g...

    LEE: http://sports.espn.g...

    He might be wearing the winterized version.

  • The Jeff | October 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”357155″]Paul,

    Did you see that the Phillies Cool Base jersey arm pit colors are not very consitant? Utley’s are more cream while Lee’s was more grey.

    Utley: http://sports.espn.g...

    LEE: http://sports.espn.g...

    He might be wearing the winterized version.[/quote]

    Why would you make a “winterized” version of something designed to keep players cooler? That seems counterproductive, to say the least.

  • Chris | October 29, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”357156″][quote comment=”357155″]Paul,

    Did you see that the Phillies Cool Base jersey arm pit colors are not very consitant? Utley’s are more cream while Lee’s was more grey.

    Utley: http://sports.espn.g...

    LEE: http://sports.espn.g...

    He might be wearing the winterized version.[/quote]

    Why would you make a “winterized” version of something designed to keep players cooler? That seems counterproductive, to say the least.[/quote]
    It could just be that Utley’s jersey has seen more use so the panel became discolored faster.

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”357150″][quote comment=”357147″]and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...

    Quite a few Braves wore them in 2000, at least early in the season — Glavine, Remlinger, coupla others.[/quote]

    Was gonna say, I remembered the Braves starting that season with those striped babies and their standard issue socks. As I recall, they didn’t have stirrups, though, and that made them look a little goofy. That, and the stripes were too high, like a dark version of NBA/ABA ’70s socks. Or soccer socks.

    For baseball, stripes need to be a bit more toward midway between bottom of pants and end of sock (whether at rear stirrup or a shoe top). Visually just off if they crowd the pants too much. You want to see a significant amount of the sock color ABOVE the stripes, too. Aren’t supposed to look like football socks.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.

  • War Damn Eagle | October 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”357150″][quote comment=”357147″]and from the Cubs-Braves throwback game in 2008:

    http://assets.sbnati...

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    or when the Brewers wore them in a throwback game vs. the Braves:

    http://s369.photobuc...

    Quite a few Braves wore them in 2000, at least early in the season — Glavine, Remlinger, coupla others.[/quote]

    I wish they’d made them a permanent part of the uniform, like the Cardinals do. If you go high-cuffed, you have to wear socks with the stripes. Whether they’re too high or not, they look better than solid navy.

    I hate that teams dumb-down their uniforms to the lowest common denominator b/c the manufacturers want fewer variables when producing the apparel. The vertically arched nameplates and the striped socks are two examples.

  • Matt | October 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”357105″]Whether on a grill or straight from the box, there’s no better cookie than an Oreo.[/quote]

    Mallomars

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.

  • Squiddie | October 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    According to this press release, the Twins are having a moving sale on November 7th. Maybe they’ll have some powder blue unis left over from the dark days.

  • Randy Miller | October 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    The white jersey story has an inaccuracy when it states the Baltimore Colts made the Dallas Cowboys wear blue jerseys in Super Bowl V.

    In those days, the NFL (and NFC) team wore dark jerseys in the odd-numbered Super Bowls and the AFL/AFC team wore dark jerseys in the even-numbered jerseys.

  • M.Princip | October 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    A bit off topic here, yet, I was just watching ESPN’s 1st and 10 show where Chad Ochocinco was the guest debater against Skip Bayless. Well, aside from Skip’s usual steadfast opinion, which I do agree with from time to time, he proceeded to really disrespect Chad by calling him “child”; i.e. “please child…..” etc. I just thought it sounded terribly wrong coming out of Skip’s mouth, and VERY disrespectful. Chad held his own and was very proffesional considering. On the other hand, Skip deserved to be bitch slapped.

  • JTH | October 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”357164″]The white jersey story has an inaccuracy when it states the Baltimore Colts made the Dallas Cowboys wear blue jerseys in Super Bowl V.

    In those days, the NFL (and NFC) team wore dark jerseys in the odd-numbered Super Bowls and the AFL/AFC team wore dark jerseys in the even-numbered jerseys.[/quote]
    Good catch. Another inaccuracy I noticed: “According to Tim Brulia of Uniwatch.com…”

    Oh, well, at least Timmy B got credited correctly.

  • Dane | October 29, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”357137″][quote comment=”357134″]just curious but… who is adam graves?[/quote]
    Dunno- but that’s a cool jersey to wear on Halloween.[/quote]

    This one’s cooler:
    http://3.bp.blogspot...

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”357097″]Paul, those bracelets are similar to the titaniums, some woman was in my store trying to get me to sell them (we sell the phitens) and had me stand on one leg with it and all that. ill try and remember the name today, but til i do… thats what they are[/quote]
    Power Balance Silicone Bracelets… website here

  • JTH | October 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”357165″]A bit off topic here, yet, I was just watching ESPN’s 1st and 10 show where Chad Ochocinco was the guest debater against Skip Bayless. Well, aside from Skip’s usual steadfast opinion, which I do agree with from time to time, he proceeded to really disrespect Chad by calling him “child”; i.e. “please child…..” etc. I just thought it sounded terribly wrong coming out of Skip’s mouth, and VERY disrespectful. Chad held his own and was very proffesional considering. On the other hand, Skip deserved to be bitch slapped.[/quote]
    So he basically turned this back around on Chad? (You might wanna turn the volume down if you’re at work or something.)

    That really is poor.

  • Aaron Scholder | October 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    This is a great video from a 1939 Rangers-Maple Leafs game: http://www.youtube.c...

  • Patrick in MI | October 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    Now that I know what a squatchee is (that’ll win me a bar bet!), why does Mr. Lee not have one on his cap? My best guess would be a superstition or maybe even for comfort. Has any other player ever gone squatchee-free? I figured if you remove it, the whole cap would fall apart. Squatchees (squatchii?) are the lynchpins of the whole operation up top!

  • Rick Chaney | October 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    “Child Please” is Ochocinco’s catch phrase.

  • JTH | October 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”357171″]Now that I know what a squatchee is (that’ll win me a bar bet!), why does Mr. Lee not have one on his cap? My best guess would be a superstition or maybe even for comfort. Has any other player ever gone squatchee-free? I figured if you remove it, the whole cap would fall apart. Squatchees (squatchii?) are the lynchpins of the whole operation up top![/quote]
    Every once in a while, Bob Brenly will mention that he routinely removed his when he was playing.

    I’ve got a sans-squatchee Brooklyn Dodgers cap (my dog chewed it right off the top). The structural integrity has not been negatively impacted.

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”357173″][quote comment=”357171″]Now that I know what a squatchee is (that’ll win me a bar bet!), why does Mr. Lee not have one on his cap? My best guess would be a superstition or maybe even for comfort. Has any other player ever gone squatchee-free? I figured if you remove it, the whole cap would fall apart. Squatchees (squatchii?) are the lynchpins of the whole operation up top![/quote]
    Every once in a while, Bob Brenly will mention that he routinely removed his when he was playing.

    I’ve got a sans-squatchee Brooklyn Dodgers cap (my dog chewed it right off the top). The structural integrity has not been negatively impacted.[/quote]

    Ah, a Squatchee Poochie.

    How’s the integrity of the hat holding up?

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | October 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    Keith Foulke routinely removed his, along with a few other players. We’ve covered it here on the site pretty regularly over the years (although I’ve only recently begun using the term “squatchee”).

  • Patrick | October 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    So I just bought some old seemingly Japanese baseball jerseys at a thrift store. The first one says “Nonbeys” and is red, white and blue. The second is a grey mesh jersey that looks like it could be an old Giants jersey and says “Creation” on the front in black and orange. Both have number six on the front and back. Does anyone know what teams these are? I swear I saw them both on uniwatch and that’s why I bought them.

  • Momofuku | October 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  • M.Princip | October 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”357172″]”Child Please” is Ochocinco’s catch phrase.[/quote]

    Yes, I know, main reason why Skip fucked it up so badly.

  • Kerry P | October 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”357168″][quote comment=”357097″]Paul, those bracelets are similar to the titaniums, some woman was in my store trying to get me to sell them (we sell the phitens) and had me stand on one leg with it and all that. ill try and remember the name today, but til i do… thats what they are[/quote]
    Power Balance Silicone Bracelets… website here[/quote]
    So, I’ve looked at the website….but what’s the point of the bracelet?! Am I missing something?

  • whiteray | October 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    Hi all. This is not uni related, but given the audience here, I thought some might be interested. I’m a tabletop gamer, and I got an email from Strat-O-Matic today, announcing a new website. Bigger news to me was that Strat has released a set of cards for Negro Leagues players! (I long ago created my own Negro League player cards for my All-Star Baseball game; when I get the Strat set, I can see how accurate some of my guesses were!)

    Here’s a link:

    http://strat-o-matic...

    And here’s a link to links of some news coverage:

    http://news.google.c...

    Later . . .

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=\”357180\”][quote comment=\”357168\”][quote comment=\”357097\”]Paul, those bracelets are similar to the titaniums, some woman was in my store trying to get me to sell them (we sell the phitens) and had me stand on one leg with it and all that. ill try and remember the name today, but til i do… thats what they are[/quote]
    Power Balance Silicone Bracelets… website here[/quote]
    So, I\’ve looked at the website….but what\’s the point of the bracelet?! Am I missing something?[/quote]

    just like the phitens and trion-zs, they dont do jack shit.

  • Michael Emody | October 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    Still possible.

  • Ry Co 40 | October 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

  • Jeff P | October 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”357090″]Here is a follow up to the disqualified cross country runner due to a uniform violation:

    Officials defend cross country uniform rule

    http://www.baltimore...

    The fact that they feel the need to go to the media and defend it should signify to them that the rule is positively moronic.

    When that particular high school tack association starts providing suitable compression shorts themselves they can regulate stitching color. Until then, runners have to use what they can buy, and that brand they can afford or prefer may have contrast stitching, and it’s not their fault. The guy may have needed a specific brand that’s built to keep a recurring injury from coming bank and can’t go without them.

    If you have this kind of rule on a pro level, it’s stupid but fine. At that level, pay is involved and the athletes have enough pull where if one isn’t made, it can be ordered.

    At the high school level, this rule has no place being enforced, much less existing.

  • JTH | October 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”357185″][quote comment=”357090″]Here is a follow up to the disqualified cross country runner due to a uniform violation:

    Officials defend cross country uniform rule

    http://www.baltimore...

    The fact that they feel the need to go to the media and defend it should signify to them that the rule is positively moronic.

    When that particular high school tack association starts providing suitable compression shorts themselves they can regulate stitching color. Until then, runners have to use what they can buy, and that brand they can afford or prefer may have contrast stitching, and it’s not their fault. The guy may have needed a specific brand that’s built to keep a recurring injury from coming bank and can’t go without them.

    If you have this kind of rule on a pro level, it’s stupid but fine. At that level, pay is involved and the athletes have enough pull where if one isn’t made, it can be ordered.

    At the high school level, this rule has no place being enforced, much less existing.[/quote]
    Just playing devil’s advocate here…

    The shorts were black with white stitching. A black sharpie could have solved the problem.

  • Dane | October 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    Wrong link…

    …but I was amused by comment #17 on that Sykora article. Some suggesting maybe the Wild will “change up there (sic) ugly jerseys.”

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    Remember that cheap shot well, Mario and the Pens came back to dispose of the Rangers in that playoff series, during the back to back Stanley Cup championship run. The next season, the Pens set the regular season record for consecutive wins enroute to the best record in the NHL, but were upset by the Isles in the playoffs. People complain about Versus today, but in those days, SportsChannel had the NHL TV contract, and that was a far worse situation.

  • Ry Co 40 | October 29, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”357181″]Hi all. This is not uni related, but given the audience here, I thought some might be interested. I’m a tabletop gamer, and I got an email from Strat-O-Matic today, announcing a new website. Bigger news to me was that Strat has released a set of cards for Negro Leagues players! (I long ago created my own Negro League player cards for my All-Star Baseball game; when I get the Strat set, I can see how accurate some of my guesses were!)

    Here’s a link:

    http://strat-o-matic...

    And here’s a link to links of some news coverage:

    http://news.google.c...

    Later . . .[/quote]

    That sounds cool, and long overdue.

    Here’s another idea – how about a set of USFL cards for the pro football game? I’d buy that.

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”357190″][quote comment=”357181″]Hi all. This is not uni related, but given the audience here, I thought some might be interested. I’m a tabletop gamer, and I got an email from Strat-O-Matic today, announcing a new website. Bigger news to me was that Strat has released a set of cards for Negro Leagues players! (I long ago created my own Negro League player cards for my All-Star Baseball game; when I get the Strat set, I can see how accurate some of my guesses were!)

    Here’s a link:

    http://strat-o-matic...

    And here’s a link to links of some news coverage:

    http://news.google.c...

    Later . . .[/quote]

    That sounds cool, and long overdue.

    Here’s another idea – how about a set of USFL cards for the pro football game? I’d buy that.[/quote]

    It is good to see you can get some sets of NFL teams from the 50s through today. Wish the basketball game had some 80s teams.

  • Will L. | October 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    As a recent graduate of Washington & Lee, it was fascinating to see that WVU vs W&L footage from 1952. W&L is a small private (now Division III) university in a sleepy Virginia town, and while our football team isn’t bad for a DIII school, nowadays we wouldn’t even cross the 50 yard line against WVU. Back then we were Division I and even made it to the Gator Bowl the year before (1951). W&L has a pretty strict honor code, and apparently a major cheating scandal with our football team a few years later led the university president to get rid of athletic scholarships altogether.

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”357162″][quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.[/quote]

    Here’s a logo of the Ft. Worth Cavalry http://www.logoshak....

    Not to be confused with the Wyoming Cavalry of the American Indoor Football Association: http://upload.wikime...

    Check out the football they use in the AIFA: http://upload.wikime...

  • Ry Co 40 | October 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”357187″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    Wrong link…

    …but I was amused by comment #17 on that Sykora article. Some suggesting maybe the Wild will “change up there (sic) ugly jerseys.”[/quote]

    ha! saw that. real good insight there!

  • EddieAtari | October 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”357183″]Still possible.[/quote]

    It conveys the right sentiment, but I don’t like the way it looks… If (when) the Yanks win, they should just wear what they wore the other 26 times

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”357193″][quote comment=”357162″][quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.[/quote]

    Here’s a logo of the Ft. Worth Cavalry http://www.logoshak....

    Not to be confused with the Wyoming Cavalry of the American Indoor Football Association: http://upload.wikime...

    Check out the football they use in the AIFA: http://upload.wikime...

    The Ft. Worth Calvary had good uniforms, the logo was on the sleeves, and a sword was on each pant leg, in place of a stripe. The Iowa Barnstormers had a similar approach, with a propeller on each pant leg.

  • John | October 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm |

    Re the great 1950 Phillies photos from the Inquirer:
    #30–They are wearing the 1949 unis.
    #32–That’s Gene Mauch, intro’d as manager in 1961.
    #33–The Phils are celebrating winning the Pennant, not the Series.
    #34–1950 Spring Training, obviously.
    #35–Don’t know the purpose of the banners, but those are the ’49 uni’s, and the catcher is not a Yankee (Giants?)

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”357196″][quote comment=”357193″][quote comment=”357162″][quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.[/quote]

    Here’s a logo of the Ft. Worth Cavalry http://www.logoshak....

    Not to be confused with the Wyoming Cavalry of the American Indoor Football Association: http://upload.wikime...

    Check out the football they use in the AIFA: http://upload.wikime...

    The Ft. Worth Calvary had good uniforms, the logo was on the sleeves, and a sword was on each pant leg, in place of a stripe. The Iowa Barnstormers had a similar approach, with a propeller on each pant leg.[/quote]

    And, of course, the famous goggled helmets.
    http://theiowabarnst...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    No, I did not google goggles.

    —Ricko

  • Adam | October 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”357200″]What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Remember, some 62 percent of men suffer from varying degrees of color blindness.

    Betcha a nickel that kid might be one of ’em.

    —Ricko

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”357198″][quote comment=”357196″][quote comment=”357193″][quote comment=”357162″][quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.[/quote]

    Here’s a logo of the Ft. Worth Cavalry http://www.logoshak....

    Not to be confused with the Wyoming Cavalry of the American Indoor Football Association: http://upload.wikime...

    Check out the football they use in the AIFA: http://upload.wikime...

    The Ft. Worth Calvary had good uniforms, the logo was on the sleeves, and a sword was on each pant leg, in place of a stripe. The Iowa Barnstormers had a similar approach, with a propeller on each pant leg.[/quote]

    And, of course, the famous goggled helmets.
    http://theiowabarnst...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Always liked those Barnstormer helmets, thought it was an innovative design. Likewise, the Memphis Pharaohs had a clever look to their helmets. The Minnesota Fighting Pike had gold and green helmets adorned with a large pike, too bad they only lasted one season.

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”357198″][quote comment=”357196″][quote comment=”357193″][quote comment=”357162″][quote comment=”357159″]Is it just me, or do all new basketball unis have very plain fronts, with all the striping and other stuff on the sides? South Carolina’s new set looks like just every other new one to me. Yawn.

    Interesting article about the NBA nicknames. The most interesting thing to me, though, is how many teams have considered Dragons as a name.[/quote]

    Yes, it’s also disappointing Oklahoma City choose Thunder as their nickname. Thought a name with more of a western influence would have been better. Always like the logo of the old Ft. Worth Calvary of the areana league.[/quote]

    Here’s a logo of the Ft. Worth Cavalry http://www.logoshak....

    Not to be confused with the Wyoming Cavalry of the American Indoor Football Association: http://upload.wikime...

    Check out the football they use in the AIFA: http://upload.wikime...

    The Ft. Worth Calvary had good uniforms, the logo was on the sleeves, and a sword was on each pant leg, in place of a stripe. The Iowa Barnstormers had a similar approach, with a propeller on each pant leg.[/quote]

    And, of course, the famous goggled helmets.
    http://theiowabarnst...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Forgot to mention in my last post, that Barnstormer jersey in the link is a downgraded version of the original Barnstormer’s jersey. In the Kurt Warner era, there were not bands above the numbers, but wings, if I remember correctly.

  • LI Phil | October 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”357201″][quote comment=”357200″]What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Remember, some 62 percent of men suffer from varying degrees of color blindness.

    Betcha a nickel that kid might be one of ’em.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    nah…that game was a clusterfuck on so many levels…including at least FIVE different unis on the field at once

    look closely

    1. dude who tackled his teammate wearing white numbers, a la ray lewis

    2. all the dudes wearing white pants (except the tackler) have dark numbers outlined in white

    3. dude in dark helmet with gold pants

    4. dude in dark helmet with michigan stripes & different color gold pants

    5. dude in dark helmet (no michigan stripes) has dark pants

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    i would not attribute that to color blindness

    i do wonder why a member of the receiving team is tackling at all…

  • Adam | October 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”357204″][quote comment=”357201″][quote comment=”357200″]What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Remember, some 62 percent of men suffer from varying degrees of color blindness.

    Betcha a nickel that kid might be one of ’em.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    nah…that game was a clusterfuck on so many levels…including at least FIVE different unis on the field at once

    look closely

    1. dude who tackled his teammate wearing white numbers, a la ray lewis

    2. all the dudes wearing white pants (except the tackler) have dark numbers outlined in white

    3. dude in dark helmet with gold pants

    4. dude in dark helmet with michigan stripes & different color gold pants

    5. dude in dark helmet (no michigan stripes) has dark pants

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    i would not attribute that to color blindness

    i do wonder why a member of the receiving team is tackling at all…[/quote]

    That is what I was trying to figure out…only thing could have been the kid is only a special teamer and got really excited. Still doesn’t explain the uniforms though.

  • JTH | October 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”357204″]i do wonder why a member of the receiving team is tackling at all…[/quote]
    That was my first thought. Then I figured “well, maybe he thought his teammate fumbled and he thinks he’s tackling the guy who recovered it.”

    Then I wondered why he wouldn’t just let the “fumble recoverer” continue running toward his own end zone.

  • LarryB | October 29, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”357200″]What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

    Now that was funny

  • RS Rogers | October 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”357181″]Hi all. This is not uni related, but given the audience here, I thought some might be interested. I’m a tabletop gamer, and I got an email from Strat-O-Matic today, announcing a new website. Bigger news to me was that Strat has released a set of cards for Negro Leagues players! (I long ago created my own Negro League player cards for my All-Star Baseball game; when I get the Strat set, I can see how accurate some of my guesses were!)

    Here’s a link:

    http://strat-o-matic...

    And here’s a link to links of some news coverage:

    http://news.google.c...

    Later . . .[/quote]

    Even better, switch to APBA, which aside from being a better game when played with the advanced rules, has had a Negro Leagues set for more than a decade, and in fact much of the modern statistical record of the Negro Leagues used by the Strat folks to make their cards was compiled by SABR members specifically in order to make the APBA cards.

    I’ve been playing simulations of pre-1947 integrated teams with APBA for years. My results match the press reports of games with the Strat cards, though: The great white players are still great, the great black players fit right in, and the bottom quarter or so of white players just can’t compete. If anything, the likes of Ruth might have been more impressive had baseball been integrated, because even the 1927 Yankees had a few scrubs you could pitch to for easy outs. Exchange the worst white guys on the ’27 Yankees for superior black players, and Ruth sees better pitches with more runners on base.

    The only problem is that the Negro Leagues generally had more interesting uniforms. So you need to find a way to bring the unis over with the players.

  • pflava | October 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”357207″][quote comment=”357200″]What can happen with color vs. color football game…

    http://www.youtube.c...

    [/quote]

    A better caption for that would be “dark vs. dark”, because there isn’t much color. That really emphasizes the huge difference between, say, a red team vs. a blue team and a black team against a navy blue one. Whoever decided both teams in that game would wear dark jerseys is a total idiot.

  • LarryB | October 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”357192″]As a recent graduate of Washington & Lee, it was fascinating to see that WVU vs W&L footage from 1952. W&L is a small private (now Division III) university in a sleepy Virginia town, and while our football team isn’t bad for a DIII school, nowadays we wouldn’t even cross the 50 yard line against WVU. Back then we were Division I and even made it to the Gator Bowl the year before (1951). W&L has a pretty strict honor code, and apparently a major cheating scandal with our football team a few years later led the university president to get rid of athletic scholarships altogether.[/quote]

    Thanks for your input

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”357177″]So I just bought some old seemingly Japanese baseball jerseys at a thrift store. The first one says “Nonbeys” and is red, white and blue. The second is a grey mesh jersey that looks like it could be an old Giants jersey and says “Creation” on the front in black and orange. Both have number six on the front and back. Does anyone know what teams these are? I swear I saw them both on uniwatch and that’s why I bought them.[/quote]

    Amateur baseball is very big, even after people graduate from college as a participation sport and my guess is that these uniforms that we have all seen at these thrift stores are samples of these team uniforms from the past. We have never confirmed that, but that is my guess.

    Because these are “club” teams, they will have odd names but maybe all of the guys are Yomiuri Giants fans, so they want the same colors and designs for the uniform, which manufacturers have created. You can even make your uniform look like major league teams as well in the catalogs.

    http://www.mizunobal...

  • pflava | October 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm |

    The talk about Hawaii\’s football uniforms the other day got me wondering what they would actually look like in green and orange, so I decided to see what that might look like…

    Hawaii in green and orange

    Hey, at least it isn\’t black and silver.

  • pflava | October 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    Let’s try that link again…

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Gusto44 | October 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”357213″]Let’s try that link again…

    http://img.photobuck...

    Not bad, I think black could be used as a minor color, too. I actually liked the 1980s green rainbow warrior uniforms, they had rainbow stripes at the sleeves and on the pants. Too bad the homos took the rainbow as their symbol, or Hawaii would have kept the rainbow warrior name.

  • Adam | October 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm |

    Minor league hockey at its finest…King of Pop Jersey night…

    http://www.bakersfie...

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”357214″][quote comment=”357213″]Let’s try that link again…

    http://img.photobuck...

    Not bad, I think black could be used as a minor color, too. I actually liked the 1980s green rainbow warrior uniforms, they had rainbow stripes at the sleeves and on the pants. Too bad the homos took the rainbow as their symbol, or Hawaii would have kept the rainbow warrior name.[/quote]

    Or maybe it’s too bad the U of Hawaii got “undies-in-a-bundle” homophopic about it.

    How many of us see a rainbow after a rainstorm and think of that meaning? There still are rainbows, and they still are associated with—among plenty of other places and things—the Hawaiian Islands.

    I mean, really, if they’re so macho, have some balls and keep wearing the rainbow on the unis. Guess they weren’t secure enough to do that, though.

    “OMG, we better wear black!” “How ’bout that Bears game, huh?” (see, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES)

    —Ricko

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 8:47 pm |

    Too bad the homos took the rainbow as their symbol, or Hawaii would have kept the rainbow warrior name.

    And those Greenpeace fuckers, too!

  • bartusball | October 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!!

  • interlockingtc | October 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”357170″]This is a great video from a 1939 Rangers-Maple Leafs game: http://www.youtube.c...
    Thanks for that. What a treasure.

  • Stuby | October 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    Virginia Tech. Holy crap.

  • =bg= | October 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”357217″]Too bad the homos took the rainbow as their symbol, or Hawaii would have kept the rainbow warrior name.

    And those Greenpeace fuckers, too![/quote]

    Nice attitude you got there, sonny.

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.

  • Aram | October 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    Cool to see some discussion about Jed Ortmeyer. One of my favorite Michigan hockey players. Guy worked his tail off at Yost Ice Arena, glad he’s taken it to the next level, too.

  • leon | October 29, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”357221″][quote comment=”357217″]Too bad the homos took the rainbow as their symbol, or Hawaii would have kept the rainbow warrior name.

    And those Greenpeace fuckers, too![/quote]

    Nice attitude you got there, sonny.[/quote]

    Sorry i forgot to include some sort of symbol for sarcasm, professor.

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    The BYU women’s volleyball team is doing the pink thing tonight (yeah, that’s right, I’d rather switch to volleyball than see 3 minutes of commercials during the World Series). They look like simple t-shirts with name and numbers printed on them.

    The coach ordered the shirts with first names only on back. When asked why, she said it was because they ordered them a while ago, and since then a few of the girls had gotten married. She didn’t want to worry about whether the girls kept their name, hyphenated or changed names.

    They look better than their opponents. UNLV has red jerseys with UNLV in red and a very thin black outline. You can barely see the letters. The numbers are in black, but could use a white outline or something.

    No screen grabs, but it’s on DirecTV channel 374 if anyone has better technology than I have.

  • bartusball | October 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?

  • Kevin C | October 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”357220″]Virginia Tech. Holy crap.[/quote]

    The scoreboard reflects this truism:

    When you look like crap, you play like crap.

  • bartusball | October 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.

  • LI Phil | October 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”357228″][quote comment=”357220″]Virginia Tech. Holy crap.[/quote]

    The scoreboard reflects this truism:

    When you look like crap, you play like crap.[/quote]

    someone should inform beamer that hallowe’en isn’t till saturday

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”357229″][quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.[/quote]

    Duguay deserved to have his hair retired…
    http://www.sportsave...

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”357229″][quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.[/quote]
    I never said the guy was a hall of famer. I’m just disputing your notion that he was a ‘hack’. Graves was as good a teammate as there could be and is absolutely deserving of having his number retired. If you disagree that’s fine… but you’d be wrong.

  • bartusball | October 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”357232″][quote comment=”357229″][quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.[/quote]

    Duguay deserved to have his hair retired…
    http://www.sportsave...

    Or his jeans. Oh la la…

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 10:47 pm |

    Page 2 is tweaking logos again, this time the NBA’s. These are funny!

    http://sports.espn.g...

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Thomas Clark | October 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    I can’t believe that someone is calling Graves a “hack” based off of one 2 minute minor penalty. Graves wasn’t a great player, he isn’t a hall of famer, but I would venture that any team would have loved to have had him in the 90’s. Beyond that I will guarantee that every NHL player has committed a penalty similar to the one shown in that video where you intend to go after the stick and completely miss. This includes your Gretzkys, Messiers, Lemieuxs, etc. That doesn’t condone the action but it also shouldn’t be the sole basis for laying a rather weighty label on a player.

  • bartusball | October 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”357233″][quote comment=”357229″][quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.[/quote]
    I never said the guy was a hall of famer. I’m just disputing your notion that he was a ‘hack’. Graves was as good a teammate as there could be and is absolutely deserving of having his number retired. If you disagree that’s fine… but you’d be wrong.[/quote]

    Adam Graves will never be forgiven for the two hander he put on Lemieux. That’s why he’s a hack. Actually, his stupidity is what united the Penguins during the ’92 playoffs, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on him after all. Beyond that, sorry, his numbers are not deserving for his number to be retired. When do you think the blueshirts will retire Alexi Kovalev’s number? I stand by my comment that it was an insult to Andy Bathgate, a hall of famer. You want to honor Graves for all of his community service, great teammate, blah blah blah, fine. Do it on a different night. From ’55 to ’63 Bathgate led the Rangers in scoring, by a hugh margin. He was the face of the franchise. Not only was the fact he had to share the honor with Graves an insult, that he had to wait as long as he did was an even bigger insult.

  • LI Phil | October 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote]These are funny![/quote]

    doesn’t take much to amuse you, eh jim?

  • JimV19 | October 29, 2009 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”357238″][quote]These are funny![/quote]

    doesn’t take much to amuse you, eh jim?[/quote]

    Okay, the exclamation point may have been a bit too much. These are amusing.

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm |

    http://evanzervakis....

    anyone have any idea whats going on in this pic? i understand why the 26 in left for Gonzalez, but why the 4? it must be for counsell, but i dont understand why the two of them would be honored. unless it was a post world series thing? anyone have any ideas?

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”357237″][quote comment=”357233″][quote comment=”357229″][quote comment=”357227″][quote comment=”357226″][quote comment=”357222″][quote comment=”357218″][quote comment=”357189″][quote comment=”357184″]here’s a nice little “graves highlight”… just ask lemieux, and the pens. 35 second mark:

    http://www.fannation...

    oops! wrong link. LOL.:

    http://www.youtube.c...

    I found it quite disrespectful to Andy Bathgate when the Rangers chose to retire his number as well as the hack that was Adam Graves. WAFJ!!![/quote]
    I don’t think you’re going to find too many people who know anything about hockey that consider Graves a ‘hack’.[/quote]

    Really, I do know quite a bit about hockey. Do tell??[/quote]
    lol… 329 goals in the NHL including 52 in 93-94 is a ‘hack’?[/quote]

    You must be a blueshirt fan. I’ll give you the 52 in the year the Rangers won the cup. Beyond that year, his stats are fairly pedestrian. One year does not a career make. Oh I suppose you’ll throw the he was a “character guy” out. Frankly compare his Rangers stats to Ron Duguay’s. Does Duguay deserve to have his number retired, no I think not. Neither did Adam Graves.[/quote]
    I never said the guy was a hall of famer. I’m just disputing your notion that he was a ‘hack’. Graves was as good a teammate as there could be and is absolutely deserving of having his number retired. If you disagree that’s fine… but you’d be wrong.[/quote]

    Adam Graves will never be forgiven for the two hander he put on Lemieux. That’s why he’s a hack. Actually, his stupidity is what united the Penguins during the ’92 playoffs, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on him after all. Beyond that, sorry, his numbers are not deserving for his number to be retired. When do you think the blueshirts will retire Alexi Kovalev’s number? I stand by my comment that it was an insult to Andy Bathgate, a hall of famer. You want to honor Graves for all of his community service, great teammate, blah blah blah, fine. Do it on a different night. From ’55 to ’63 Bathgate led the Rangers in scoring, by a hugh margin. He was the face of the franchise. Not only was the fact he had to share the honor with Graves an insult, that he had to wait as long as he did was an even bigger insult.[/quote]
    Jeez… career stats are the only thing that make one worthy of having his number retired? Adam Graves is one of the most beloved players in Ranger history. Sorry if that offends you (not really) but that’s the way it is. Clearly you’re NOT a Ranger fan and that’s fine. But I think Ranger fans will probably give you a big ‘suck it’ and keep honoring Graves the way we see fit. And, just for your info, Graves introduced Bathgate on his night as “The greatest Ranger to ever wear number 9”.

  • Robert | October 29, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    Did anybody catch the guy behind 1st base tonight wearing the Bad News Bears jersey? Couldn’t get a screen shot, though.

  • Ricko | October 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”357231″][quote comment=”357228″][quote comment=”357220″]Virginia Tech. Holy crap.[/quote]

    The scoreboard reflects this truism:

    When you look like crap, you play like crap.[/quote]

    someone should inform beamer that hallowe’en isn’t till saturday[/quote]

    That’ll learn ’em not to go into a game looking like a basket of smashed plums.

    —Ricko

  • Shaun | October 29, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”357243″][quote comment=”357231″][quote comment=”357228″][quote comment=”357220″]Virginia Tech. Holy crap.[/quote]

    The scoreboard reflects this truism:

    When you look like crap, you play like crap.[/quote]

    someone should inform beamer that hallowe’en isn’t till saturday[/quote]

    That’ll learn ’em not to go into a game looking like a basket of smashed plums.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    va tech looked like shit, unc looked good, save for the pants… meh. but i actually like the orange better than their defaults. which isnt saying much at all. didnt someone say that they are switching to the throwbacks permanently?

  • Ben | October 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet or not but in the Sounders-Dynamo playoff game, Nate Jaqua was injured in the first half and blood was drawn. In the second half, he came out with a bandage around his head and a jersey with no name OR NUMBER!

  • Ray | October 29, 2009 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”357245″]I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet or not but in the Sounders-Dynamo playoff game, Nate Jaqua was injured in the first half and blood was drawn. In the second half, he came out with a bandage around his head and a jersey with no name OR NUMBER![/quote]

    How about that green on orange too

  • Greg B. | October 29, 2009 at 11:53 pm |

    There’s a guy on the Seattle Sounders game right now wearing a blank-back jersey. It’s on ESPN2 right. Can someone get a screenshot?

  • JTH | October 30, 2009 at 12:11 am |

    [quote comment=”357246″][quote comment=”357245″]I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet or not but in the Sounders-Dynamo playoff game, Nate Jaqua was injured in the first half and blood was drawn. In the second half, he came out with a bandage around his head and a jersey with no name OR NUMBER![/quote]

    How about that green on orange too[/quote]
    It’s what the Bears-Seahawks game could’ve looked like.

  • Douglas Hirschman | October 30, 2009 at 8:20 am |

    [quote comment=”357122″]In pic 35 of the 1950 World Series slideshow, one of the Phils appears to be wearing striped stirrups. If you run through the rest of the pictures, no one else wears them. Anybody have any ideas?[/quote]

    The photo is mislabeled. Based on the “Dressed to the Nines” database, I would guess that the picture is from either the ’47 or ’48 season.

  • Steve Naismith | October 30, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    “the base of the “P” decal on the Phillies’ batting helmets extends all the way down to where the brim meets the rest of the helmet.”

    Nothing new – many teams are in the same boat. I’ve even seen this before on Cubs helmets, and their “C” logo is possibly the shortest helmet logo in baseball.

  • Bruce McCormack | October 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    Next time you have are shopping for a S’mores cookout, grab a bag of Starburst. You’ll love them toasted as much as you loved the Oreos.

  • uberVU - social comments | October 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm |

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by davidducic: The Shirt Off His Back http://bit.ly/1xBdrY

  • Thomas Weeks | November 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm |

    Thanks for the kind words regarding the article. When Paul Lukas replied to my email saying he would use it in an upcoming post, I had no idea it would be a main article. You can imagine my surprise when I saw that it was.

    I did think about how far my jersey would be going, and wonder what use it will get. I also wonder what the new owner will do about all the beer stains on the bottom piping…

    The reason why Adam Graves is loved so much, and correct me if I’m wrong, is not just the year he had in 1994, or his stats. Its how he embodied the character of New York City in respect to how he handled himself on and off the ice (the slash in the playoffs notwithstanding.) He was a gritty player who never took a shift off, got very little credit for all the work he did but never complained, especially with the likes of Messier, Gretzky, Leetch, and Richter surrounding him, and demonstrated undying support for charities and causes in and around NYC. He never failed to sign an autograph if he was asked, and always had a smile on his face. He was the only biological child of his parents, but had somewhere around 400 foster children come through his home at some point when he was young, and referred to each of them as his brother or sister. He is definitely a role model in times when there are few.

    I probably won’t buy another Jed Ortmeyer sweater. But I have already ordered a #97 Matt Gilroy jersey, for the same reasons why I purchased the two I previously had: He does the right thing. After high school, Gilroy decided to go to junior college, even though he was talented enough to play in the Canadian Juniors or minor leagues. And after two years of junior college, stayed at Boston University for four years to graduate with a degree. Winning the Hobey Baker award for National Player of the Year and a National Championship doesn’t hurt either. But he waited until he was able, physically and mentally, to join the NHL, which is a quality we rarely, if ever, see among young athletes.