Uni Watch Field Trip: A Walk on the Wild’s Side

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Meet Brent Proulx, assistant equipment manager for the Minnesota Wild and all-around swell guy, who was nice enough to give me and Phil a behind-the-scenes tour after Saturday night’s Wild/Blue Jackets game. He’s proudly holding one of the jersey-themed laundry bags he designed for the team’s players — an excellent example of how he sees everything in uni-centric terms.

I didn’t take many photos during the tour, but here are a few tidbits:

• The Wild locker room has a rug that looks like a hockey rink (which frankly seems a bit too much like a 12-year-old’s bedroom to me, but whatever). The team crest at center ice is exposed on game days but covered at all other times.

• All of the Wild lockers have a little memorial decal for Sergei Zholtok, who died in 2004. There’s also a much larger tribute to him in an adjacent room, but I didn’t get a photo of that.

• I’m a total sucker for specialized measuring devices. If you can’t read all the type, here’s a much larger version.

• Here’s a small news item: If you look at this shot, you can see that the Wild have two different sets of green pants: the kelly-ish set with the stipe down the sides, which they wear with their home and road uniforms, and the slightly darker, hunter-ish set, which doesn’t have a stripe and is worn with the green alternate uni. Brent says they’ll be ditching the striped set next season and going with the hunter set full-time.

• I loved this skate blade shelving unit.

• Here’s the team’s stick room. As you can see, all the sticks are trimmed in Wild colors. But what about these sticks? Those are for players who’ll be participating in the Olympics — the sticks are rendered in their national colors.

• Here’s the thread for the sewing machine Brent uses to make jersey repairs. One spool for each team color (except for the blue spool — Brent told me what that was for, but I’ve already forgotten).

Brent, incidentally, is totally one of us. In addition to designing those laundry bags, he also designs the team’s locker nameplates, and his office was full of uniform tweaks he’d come up with and related ephemera. Uniforms aren’t just his job — they’re his passion. Meeting him was one of the highlights of my weekend.

I’ll have more to say about my Minnesota trip in today’s ESPN column – link coming soon. which has just been postponed until tomorrow.

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Bosox Numerology: Bill Nowlin has just finished co-writing the forthcoming book Red Sox by the Numbers, and yesterday he posted something to the SABR listserv about some interesting anomalies he found along the way:

There was the time in 1955 when Frank Sullivan’s jersey was so drenched with perspiration that he put on several shirts in the course of one game. The third was one #9. And this during a game when [Ted] Williams was playing left field, so there were TWO players wearing #9 in the same
game. Frank and I pinned down the game as the August 28 game in Kansas City.

Then there was the game in more recent times, in 2003, when Mike Cubbage simply put on one of fellow coach Ron Jackson’s shirts in error and didn’t realize it until after an inning or two.

Luis Tiant wore #23 most of the time, but there was one game in 1975 when Rogelio (Roger) Moret wore 23. Thieves had broken into the clubhouse and stolen some of the shirts, including Moret’s #29, so he wore one of Luis’s shirts.

Fascinating stuff, and a good reminder that things aren’t always so cut-and-dried as most of us would like to think.

Freebie Reminder: Today’s the last day to enter for the Soul Power DVD + T-shirt giveaway. Details here.

Contest Reminder: And tomorrow is the deadline for submitting your Cooperstown Hawkeyes logo design. Further details on that one are here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Good article about Ryan Miller’s Olympic mask here (with thanks to Bill Jones). … Can’t go wrong with a photo that’s captioned “Cleveland’s New Pro Cagers,” am I right? (Thanks, Vince.) … Looks like the Reds are giving away some nice throwback caps this season (with thanks to Joshua Exline). … The Capitals will be wearing 35th-season patch on February 5th (as reported by Mike Rucki). … Dept. of Not-So-Good Ideas: Eastern Washington is changing its football field to red turf (with thanks to Rob Leavell). … Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever. “Note that they didn’t remove the Expos logo on the jersey, and only bothered to add some of the pinstripes. Staub had already been with the Mets three seasons when this thing came out!” … Here’s a serious rarity: a photo of Kurt Rambis in a Knicks uniform! The story behind it is pretty fascinating — look here. … Here’s Germany’s road kit for the World Cup — pretty nice (with thanks to Terence Kearns). … Miguel Tejada, who used to wear No. 10 for the Orioles, will wear No. 9 this time around (with thanks to Andrew Cosentino). … Whoa, check out U.S. Olympic snowboarding gear! It’s actually Gore-Tex, not wool or denim. Pretty cool concept (as noted on the Chris Creamer board).

 

201 comments to Uni Watch Field Trip: A Walk on the Wild’s Side

  • Neil | January 28, 2010 at 7:45 am |

    Unfortunately, not one of the links in the Wild article is working on my computer. They’re leading to a 404 on uniwatchblog.com

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures later on.

  • Mike Edgerly | January 28, 2010 at 7:46 am |

    Paul, you might want to check the links on the Minnesota Wild stuff this morning, it looks like they’re trying to go to the Uni Watch Blog before going to Flickr.

  • Paul Lukas | January 28, 2010 at 7:53 am |

    Sorry, guys — now fixed.

  • Stan aka The Took | January 28, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    That US snowboarding jacket looks pretty cool, I was waiting for something garish but that’s something I would buy… in fact I do need a new ski jacket.

  • Ilana Hardesty | January 28, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    For New England Uni folks, an exhibit at Patriot Place:
    http://www.boston.co...

  • Alec | January 28, 2010 at 8:54 am |

    Seeing how the games are in S. Africa, aren’t all of Germany’s games on the road?

    Change kit would be the “English” term.

    A brickbat for the Wild ditching stripes on their breezers. Why not just go to teal & purple on black? BOOOOO!!!

  • chiarams | January 28, 2010 at 9:12 am |

    I still nominate the 88-89 OPC Mike Krushelnyski as the worst airbrush ever:

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    http://puckjunk.com/...

  • Thomas Clark | January 28, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”374523″]I still nominate the 88-89 OPC Mike Krushelnyski as the worst airbrush ever:

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    That looks like it’s straight out of the “Take on Me” music video.

  • Juke Early | January 28, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    My sincere hope is Brent Proulx, and other sports workers are truly appreciated by their teams suits & unis. UniWatch does a great part in giving this kind of person their due.

  • Roger Faso | January 28, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”374523″]I still nominate the 88-89 OPC Mike Krushelnyski as the worst airbrush ever:

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    It does look rediculous, but as far as airbrushing goes, it looks like a lot of effort was put into it. Perhaps I’m just used to baseball card airbrush jobs, but normally, they only tried to airbrush caps and collars, not whole jerseys (including folds and shadowing.)

    just sayin

  • Carol | January 28, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    I have to get my son’s baseball pants high-cuffed. What is the proper length? Thanks!

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”374525″]My sincere hope is Brent Proulx, and other sports workers are truly appreciated by their teams suits & unis. UniWatch does a great part in giving this kind of person their due.[/quote]

    brent was truly an awesome guy — AND he’s a fan of UW, so how great is that?

    (thanks again to paul for including me in that tour, and to brent for the swag bag)

    he’s completely committed to his job, and seemed extremely distraught at the wild fire…hard to imagine that happening, and his efforts to make sure the wild had all replacement gear and such after the fire were herculean

    he’s also a huge twins fan and had in his office a bunch of twins new ballpark (and of course uni) pics and other materials

    additionally, he recently became a dad, and had the obligatory pictures of his cute twins, which was a nice touch

    if you’re reading brent, thanks again for the fantastic tour!

  • Roger Faso | January 28, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”374527″]I have to get my son’s baseball pants high-cuffed. What is the proper length? Thanks![/quote]

    This looks about right …

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

    Especially when dealing with stripes.

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    AS A FOOTNOTE TO THE UW “DEEP FREEZE”…

    Pond Hockey at Lake Nokomis resumes this Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

    Forecast: Clear and sunny, high 14.

    A lot less messy than last weekend, but definitely requiring more anti-cold clothing for anyone spectating.

    —Ricko

  • tosaman | January 28, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

  • DJ | January 28, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    The enshrinees to the HOF no longer have any say as to which cap they are wearing on their plaque; the HOF decides.

  • Boss Sob | January 28, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    Beating a dead horse Dept.

    Ryan Zimmerman in the D.C. Sports Bog:

    “…talking about the time he and Dunn wore those Natinals jerseys onto the field.

    “We had no idea,” he said. “I mean, we don’t pay attention to that stuff. We just put the jersey on. I think Dunn got a hit or I scored a run or something, and they came out and asked for our jerseys, and we’re like, ‘What the heck?’ We were like, ‘Sweet, we must have done something cool.’ They told us after the game that they were spelled wrong. I guess it was just another thing for people to poke fun at us. But that’s ok, we’ll come back on ‘em.” “

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    So…let’s all the baseball fans here ponder this:

    If Gore-Tex can be made to look like distressed denim
    (see last item in Ticker)…
    why can’t double knit be made to look like gray flannel?

    Just, y’know, asking.

    —Ricko

  • Rob | January 28, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”374531″]I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

    My understanding is when Wade Boggs was picked to go into the HOF, he wanted to go in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap because he was from Tampa. Considering he spent only a couple of years there and the Devil Rays were an expansion team, the HOF committee said no and had him go in in a Red Sox cap. Since then, the committee had said what cap players go in. So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.

  • Schmeltzer | January 28, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”374532″]The enshrinees to the HOF no longer have any say as to which cap they are wearing on their plaque; the HOF decides.[/quote]
    I’m surprised to hear that they let David Hasselhoff decide. Seems arbitrary.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    “So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.”

    And for screwing up that whole mistress thing for a lot of athletes (Tiger notwithstanding).
    Oh yeah, and for chicken recipes.

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”374536″][quote comment=”374531″]I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

    My understanding is when Wade Boggs was picked to go into the HOF, he wanted to go in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap because he was from Tampa. Considering he spent only a couple of years there and the Devil Rays were an expansion team, the HOF committee said no and had him go in in a Red Sox cap. Since then, the committee had said what cap players go in. So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.[/quote]

    Or like the Hall spokesman said – statistics.

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”374536″][quote comment=”374531″]I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

    My understanding is when Wade Boggs was picked to go into the HOF, he wanted to go in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap because he was from Tampa. Considering he spent only a couple of years there and the Devil Rays were an expansion team, the HOF committee said no and had him go in in a Red Sox cap. Since then, the committee had said what cap players go in. So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.[/quote]

    I thought Boggs was given a financially incentive to wear a Devil Rays cap, like $1M to $1.3 million. I remember being annoyed by that back in the day. Like Gary Carter, Dawson had his biggest fame on another team but his best totaling years came on the Expos. Dawson’s ’87 season was an artificially inflated fluke because it basically doubled his career averages because of the rabbit ball year.

  • Mark K | January 28, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    I already work there. I mean just sayin…

  • floormaster squeeze | January 28, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    I am not a huge lover or hater of the new Germany “second” kit. However, it annoys me that they are now introducing gold as a color (which was yellow in the past). Luckily, the Germany “first” kit is excellent.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all really grateful that you were able to take the time out of your busy schedule to pontificate on this subject.

  • JimWa | January 28, 2010 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”374544″][quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all really grateful that you were able to take the time out of your busy schedule to pontificate on this subject.[/quote]

    I think the guy has a point. I think Paul really needs to put some type of disclaimer, noting that this site is about the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics – you know, put it up at the very top of the website, so people are warned about what they’re getting into.

    Never mind. It’d never work. People would just ignore it anyway.

  • Kek | January 28, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    To Bob Loblaw, didn’t see your comment till this morning:

    http://www.uniwatchb...

    Kek..

    you need to quickly move onto a Reggie Dunlop before those Chiefs shut down their operation! That jersey could be priceless.

    *****

    No worries on that slapshot merch, if the ECHL chiefs were to move or fold, that stuff would still be available. It’s not as if the franchise owns the rights to that or makes any money off it (hell, if they did, they wouldn’t be in financial dire straits all the time!)

    It’s actually my experience that aside from an occasional game in the jerseys worn in the movie and a few autograph signings from the Hansons, the team really seems like it’s gone out of its way to distance itself from the movie. I think they should embrace it. I’m not saying the on-ice product should be all “aggressive hockey is back in town” but there should be more homage to the film in the arena. I think they were putting together a lounge with photos and memorabilia from the movie but I don’t think it opened yet (it was to be in the former pro shop)

    In related events, I say a guy with a Syracuse Bulldogs Ogie Oglethorp jersey at the last Pens’ game I went to, but alas, it was NOB.

  • don d. | January 28, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    On the Reds throwback hats, what’s different about the 75-76 thru 90 that what they started wearing in the late 60’s.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”374547″]On the Reds throwback hats, what’s different about the 75-76 thru 90 that what they started wearing in the late 60’s.[/quote]
    For that matter, didn’t they wear those up through the late 90s (at least on the road)?

  • Billy D | January 28, 2010 at 10:56 am |

    Re: The red turf being installed at Eastern Washington. Didn’t the NCAA institute a rule after Boise State put in their blue turf that all football fields had to be green?

    I thought I had heard that somewhere.

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”374549″]Re: The red turf being installed at Eastern Washington. Didn’t the NCAA institute a rule after Boise State put in their blue turf that all football fields had to be green?

    I thought I had heard that somewhere.[/quote]

    They talked about it during the East-West Shrine games (there was and EWU player in the game) that they had to get a waiver from the NCAA and the conference to put the red field in. The have got both waivers in hand.

  • tosaman | January 28, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    [quote] …I think the guy has a point. I think Paul really needs to put some type of disclaimer, noting that this site is about the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics – you know, put it up at the very top of the website, so people are warned about what they’re getting into.[/quote]

    LOL

  • tosaman | January 28, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    stupid HTML tags

    I didn’t say it — JimWa said it

  • War Damn Eagle | January 28, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    Boggs allegedly did have a clause in his contract with Tampa that would pay him if he elected to wear a Rays cap in the HOF. However, the Hall got wind of this and changed the rule so that players could no longer have unilateral control over the cap on their plaque. Boggs wasn’t elected to the HOF until 2 years AFTER the rule change, so he wore a Red Sox cap based on the decision of the Hall.

  • mtjaws | January 28, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    I always enjoy hearing about these staff members that are essential to putting on a pro game. They do and solve everything, and it is nice to see them enjoying their job/part. And sharing the behind-the-scenes action too!

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”374550″][quote comment=”374549″]Re: The red turf being installed at Eastern Washington. Didn’t the NCAA institute a rule after Boise State put in their blue turf that all football fields had to be green?

    I thought I had heard that somewhere.[/quote]

    They talked about it during the East-West Shrine games (there was and EWU player in the game) that they had to get a waiver from the NCAA and the conference to put the red field in. The have got both waivers in hand.[/quote]
    I don’t think that’s true. Maybe they needed a waiver from their conference but I’m pretty sure there’s no NCAA rule regarding turf color. I think whoever said that was passing along bad information. (Yes, I know. Shocking.)

  • Wes | January 28, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”374534″]Beating a dead horse Dept.

    Ryan Zimmerman in the D.C. Sports Bog:

    “…talking about the time he and Dunn wore those Natinals jerseys onto the field.

    “We had no idea,” he said. “I mean, we don’t pay attention to that stuff. We just put the jersey on. I think Dunn got a hit or I scored a run or something, and they came out and asked for our jerseys, and we’re like, ‘What the heck?’ We were like, ‘Sweet, we must have done something cool.’ They told us after the game that they were spelled wrong. I guess it was just another thing for people to poke fun at us. But that’s ok, we’ll come back on ‘em.” “[/quote]

    That is a great story. I love that he thought they needed the jerseys because they’d done something special. Wonder how that conversation unfolded…
    “Adam and Ryan, I need your jerseys.”
    “Wow are they being sent to the Hall of Fame?”
    “Uh… not exactly.”

  • Broadway Connie | January 28, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    Hey, Paul —

    “…(which frankly seems a bit too much like a 12-year-old’s bedroom to me, but whatever)…”

    Wait a minute. Are you saying there might be something wrong with having the taste of a 12-year-old?

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”374545″][quote comment=”374544″][quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all really grateful that you were able to take the time out of your busy schedule to pontificate on this subject.[/quote]

    I think the guy has a point. I think Paul really needs to put some type of disclaimer, noting that this site is about the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics – you know, put it up at the very top of the website, so people are warned about what they’re getting into.

    Never mind. It’d never work. People would just ignore it anyway.[/quote]

    A breaking news story was just heard on NPR regarding bears and their habit of defecating in large wooded areas!

  • EricRomain | January 28, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    Boo. I like the wild’s striped pants, especially considering their home/away sweaters don’t have any hem striping. The home sweaters are going to have the footie-pajama unitard look.

    Actually the wild’s center stripe (minnesota wheat) is discolored on most of the pants so it doesn’t properly match the number/nameplate colors. The pants should still have striping.

  • robertb59 | January 28, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    Roger Moret was kind of a string bean. It seems like a Tiant jersey would have fit him like a tent. Of course, jerseys were quite a bit more form-fitting in 1975 . . .

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”374540″]I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?[/quote]

    Royals:
    http://graphics8.nyt...

  • MPowers1634 | January 28, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”374561″][quote comment=”374540″]I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?[/quote]

    Royals:
    http://graphics8.nyt...

    http://www.whitesoxi...

  • TommyD | January 28, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”374555″][quote comment=”374550″][quote comment=”374549″]Re: The red turf being installed at Eastern Washington. Didn’t the NCAA institute a rule after Boise State put in their blue turf that all football fields had to be green?

    I thought I had heard that somewhere.[/quote]

    They talked about it during the East-West Shrine games (there was and EWU player in the game) that they had to get a waiver from the NCAA and the conference to put the red field in. The have got both waivers in hand.[/quote]
    I don’t think that’s true. Maybe they needed a waiver from their conference but I’m pretty sure there’s no NCAA rule regarding turf color. I think whoever said that was passing along bad information. (Yes, I know. Shocking.)[/quote]

    perhaps decisions like this should be left to saner things like say tradition, decorum and good taste…

    Imagine what Oregon will do to their field now.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | January 28, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”374548″][quote comment=”374547″]On the Reds throwback hats, what’s different about the 75-76 thru 90 that what they started wearing in the late 60’s.[/quote]
    For that matter, didn’t they wear those up through the late 90s (at least on the road)?[/quote]

    75, 75 and 90 are the years they won the World Series wearing that hat.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”374559″]Boo. I like the wild’s striped pants, especially considering their home/away sweaters don’t have any hem striping. The home sweaters are going to have the footie-pajama unitard look.

    Actually the wild’s center stripe (minnesota wheat) is discolored on most of the pants so it doesn’t properly match the number/nameplate colors. The pants should still have striping.[/quote]
    Meh. All in all, I’d call it a step in the right direction. At least the greens will match now.

    Their home jerseys are red and they wear red socks with them. That’s enough of a contrast with the solid green that you don’t necessarily need pants/hem stripes. The road sweaters do have hem striping (as you can see in that pic above).

  • Stuby | January 28, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

  • JR Boucicaut | January 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    My friend’s company manufactured the laundry bag (as well as a few more things) for Brent and the Wild. I remember him showing it to me a while back and I was like “Wow, that IS cool.” If I am not mistaken, they just got them; it was post-fire.

    He’s done a lot of work for me in the past. Highly recommended.

    http://www.sublitwil...

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...

  • Stuby | January 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”374568″][quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...
    Thanks, Rodd. Truly frightening.

  • Alec | January 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=\”374568\”] does anyone know WTF \”Rally Hair\” is?

    http://www.rallyhair...

    Alexei Kovalev just bought tickets.

  • matt in cleveland | January 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    http://goeags.com/sp... red field not cool at all and i am sure the eastern wash will drop red for red sake uni every chance they get like boise dose this needs to stop. http://www.flickr.co...

  • ShaunT | January 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    the link to the reds hats says that they are all sold out, no pics…

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”374524″][quote comment=”374523″]I still nominate the 88-89 OPC Mike Krushelnyski as the worst airbrush ever:

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    http://puckjunk.com/...

    That looks like it’s straight out of the “Take on Me” music video.[/quote]

    Yeah, a little bit.

    They don’t have the video on Youtube in its familiar form, but the “literal version” on there is kinda funny.

  • Paul Lukas | January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    Today’s ESPN column has been bumped back to tomorrow. Link coming then.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”374525″]My sincere hope is Brent Proulx, and other sports workers are truly appreciated by their teams suits & unis. UniWatch does a great part in giving this kind of person their due.[/quote]

    Agreed. Nice to see the people behind the scenes and how much work they have to do.

    By the way, I’m a bit past 12 years old, but I’d love a field/rink/court-shaped rug on my floor. That Wild rug is pretty cool.

  • M.Princip | January 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”374558″][quote comment=”374545″][quote comment=”374544″][quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all really grateful that you were able to take the time out of your busy schedule to pontificate on this subject.[/quote]

    I think the guy has a point. I think Paul really needs to put some type of disclaimer, noting that this site is about the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics – you know, put it up at the very top of the website, so people are warned about what they’re getting into.

    Never mind. It’d never work. People would just ignore it anyway.[/quote]

    A breaking news story was just heard on NPR regarding bears and their habit of defecating in large wooded areas![/quote]

    Thank you, I was hoping for one of these to lift my spirits today.

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”374568″][quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...

    It’s what the U.S. Snowboarding team will wear to top off their Olympic uniforms.

    http://jalopnik.com/...

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”374576″][quote comment=”374558″][quote comment=”374545″][quote comment=”374544″][quote comment=”374533″]In regards to the “Dave Murray nominates this 1975 Hostess card for the title of Worst Airbrush Job Ever.” Comment…

    I wish I had the kind of time you guys have on this board; to be able to stare at a baseball card from 35 years ago, and tell that the helmet and jersey had been airbrushed, using CSI Tactics, and to then research that said player had been on the team for 3 years is unilaterally astonishing. NASA could use men like you! IF they were hiring… I mean my goodness…[/quote]
    Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all really grateful that you were able to take the time out of your busy schedule to pontificate on this subject.[/quote]

    I think the guy has a point. I think Paul really needs to put some type of disclaimer, noting that this site is about the obsessive study of athletic aesthetics – you know, put it up at the very top of the website, so people are warned about what they’re getting into.

    Never mind. It’d never work. People would just ignore it anyway.[/quote]

    A breaking news story was just heard on NPR regarding bears and their habit of defecating in large wooded areas![/quote]

    Thank you, I was hoping for one of these to lift my spirits today.[/quote]

    Yeah, it works for the bears, I hear.
    :)

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    Red turf, huh?

    Could be worse, I suppose. I just have two comments:

    1) I hope EWU doesn’t wear all-red unis. I don’t like Boise State’s new all-blues for many reasons, including the fact that they’re hard to see on the blue field. All you green monochrome schools, same thing – break up the color scheme on your unis.

    2) Is the turf fade resistant? If not, in a few years they’re going to have a pink field. Great for breast cancer awareness month – otherwise, not so much.

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”374577″][quote comment=”374568″][quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...

    It’s what the U.S. Snowboarding team will wear to top off their Olympic uniforms.

    http://www.highsnobi...

    F’ed up the link.

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”374562″][quote comment=”374561″][quote comment=”374540″]I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?[/quote]

    Royals:
    http://graphics8.nyt...

    http://www.whitesoxi...

    Thanks for the links, guys. So after some research of the 3 instances:

    Game 1 of DH 08/08/76 vs Royals
    08/21/76 vs Orioles
    ??/??/76 vs ????????

  • JimWa | January 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”374577″][quote comment=”374568″][quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...

    It’s what the U.S. Snowboarding team will wear to top off their Olympic uniforms.

    http://jalopnik.com/...

    I’ve read about concerns over high temps in Vancouver leading up to the Olympics. If it’s too warm, is this event going to turn into a waterboarding contest???

  • Joe | January 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    I clicked on the link for the Reds promo, and all I got was that it was sold out and there were no pics of hats.

  • David | January 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    Interest comments about which cap Andre Dawson will have on his plaque, and which one he prefers. I saw that Catfish Hunter couldn’t decide between the Yankees and A’s, so he has a logo-free cap.

    Maybe it’s because I will never be in the Hall of Fame, but it seems to me that Andre Dawson is just whining. I mean, you finally achieve your sport’s highest honor, and you spend your time moping because your preferred cap logo isn’t on your plaque? Really?

    To me, Andre Dawson will always be an Expo, Carlton Fisk will always be a Red Sox, Bruce Sutter a Cardinal … Andre, just be grateful for the honor.

  • Jonathan | January 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    not sure how many Colts fans we have on here… but here is their new Anthem. Indy’s own hip hop group the Mudkids made it. They also had a song for the last super bowl. http://bit.ly/8lpHuq

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”374562″][quote comment=”374561″][quote comment=”374540″]I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?[/quote]

    Royals:
    http://graphics8.nyt...

    http://www.whitesoxi...

    Thanks for the links, guys. So after some research, it’s:

    Game 1 of DH 08/08/76 vs Royals
    08/21/76 vs Orioles
    3rd time: ??/??/76 vs ?

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”374576″][quote comment=”374558″]
    A breaking news story was just heard on NPR regarding bears and their habit of defecating in large wooded areas![/quote]

    Thank you, I was hoping for one of these to lift my spirits today.[/quote]

    and? has success perched upon your banner?

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”374562″][quote comment=”374561″][quote comment=”374540″]I know this is completely off-topic, but after going through the blog, Page 2 & the web, doing uniform research project on the White Sox, they wore the shorts 3 times in 1976, Game 1 August 8th, against the Orioles between August 20th-22nd, and a 3rd time against? Or was it against the Royals twice? Did we ever figure out the 3rd team/time?[/quote]

    Royals:
    http://graphics8.nyt...

    http://www.whitesoxi...

    Thanks for the links, guys. So after some research, it’s:

    Game 1 of DH 08/08/76 vs Royals
    08/21/76 vs Orioles
    3rd time: xx/xx/76 vs

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    oh crap triple posting!

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”374584″]Interest comments about which cap Andre Dawson will have on his plaque, and which one he prefers. I saw that Catfish Hunter couldn’t decide between the Yankees and A’s, so he has a logo-free cap.

    Maybe it’s because I will never be in the Hall of Fame, but it seems to me that Andre Dawson is just whining. I mean, you finally achieve your sport’s highest honor, and you spend your time moping because your preferred cap logo isn’t on your plaque? Really?

    To me, Andre Dawson will always be an Expo, Carlton Fisk will always be a Red Sox, Bruce Sutter a Cardinal … Andre, just be grateful for the honor.[/quote]
    The guy’s surprised that his opinion wasn’t even solicited and he’s whining? He’s said all along that he’s OK with whatever decision is made. He’s just a bit disappointed that they didn’t even consult him.

    Besides, he does have a point. Since there is some question as to which cap is appropriate, shouldn’t his feelings at least be factored into the decision?

    And Sutter was a Cub.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”374582″][quote comment=”374577″][quote comment=”374568″][quote comment=”374566″]The Giants released their promotional schedule a few days ago, and besides the brilliance of the Giant’s “Wearable Blanket” (AKA Snuggie), does anyone know WTF “Rally Hair” is?

    http://sanfrancisco....

    http://www.rallyhair...

    It’s what the U.S. Snowboarding team will wear to top off their Olympic uniforms.

    http://jalopnik.com/...

    I’ve read about concerns over high temps in Vancouver leading up to the Olympics. If it’s too warm, is this event going to turn into a waterboarding contest???[/quote]

    unintentional comedy?

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?

  • Marc M. | January 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”374591″][quote comment=”374584″]Interest comments about which cap Andre Dawson will have on his plaque, and which one he prefers. I saw that Catfish Hunter couldn’t decide between the Yankees and A’s, so he has a logo-free cap.

    Maybe it’s because I will never be in the Hall of Fame, but it seems to me that Andre Dawson is just whining. I mean, you finally achieve your sport’s highest honor, and you spend your time moping because your preferred cap logo isn’t on your plaque? Really?

    To me, Andre Dawson will always be an Expo, Carlton Fisk will always be a Red Sox, Bruce Sutter a Cardinal … Andre, just be grateful for the honor.[/quote]
    The guy’s surprised that his opinion wasn’t even solicited and he’s whining? He’s said all along that he’s OK with whatever decision is made. He’s just a bit disappointed that they didn’t even consult him.

    Besides, he does have a point. Since there is some question as to which cap is appropriate, shouldn’t his feelings at least be factored into the decision?

    And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Sutter was a Cardinal.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”374595″][quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?[/quote]

    Actually, yeah.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”374597″][quote comment=”374595″][quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?[/quote]

    Actually, yeah.[/quote]

    I do think of the Cubs when I think of Harry Caray, though, if that’s any consolation…

  • chance michaels | January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”374541″][quote comment=”374536″][quote comment=”374531″]I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

    My understanding is when Wade Boggs was picked to go into the HOF, he wanted to go in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap because he was from Tampa. Considering he spent only a couple of years there and the Devil Rays were an expansion team, the HOF committee said no and had him go in in a Red Sox cap. Since then, the committee had said what cap players go in. So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.[/quote]

    I thought Boggs was given a financially incentive to wear a Devil Rays cap, like $1M to $1.3 million. I remember being annoyed by that back in the day.[/quote]

    Yep, that was it – Boggs sold his HOF plaque cap logo like so much advertising space. The Hall took exception to the sale, so they took the choice away from the players. If Dawson is unhappy about the choice, it’s Boggs he ought to talk to.

    I seem to recall that there was another player about the same time who did the same thing, really pushed the Hall over the edge.

  • jim borwick | January 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    Hey Paul, what about that logo creep on the Wild locker nameplates? There really is no place that’s safe. How much did Warrior pay for that one?

  • joe | January 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    The Redskins uniforms that didn’t happen?

    http://blog.redskins...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”374598″][quote comment=”374597″][quote comment=”374595″][quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?[/quote]

    Actually, yeah.[/quote]

    I do think of the Cubs when I think of Harry Caray, though, if that’s any consolation…[/quote]
    Yes… and choking down the stretch in ’69.
    blowing it in ’84 and
    Steve Bartman.

    Sorry, this miserable Mets’ fan has to take his crap out on someone.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”374599″][quote comment=”374541″][quote comment=”374536″][quote comment=”374531″]I’m confused about the Andre Dawson HOF cap story. I thought the players are allowed to select which team cap they want to be memorialized with and is thus the source of fun speculation. Is this not true?

    http://bostonherald....

    My understanding is when Wade Boggs was picked to go into the HOF, he wanted to go in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays cap because he was from Tampa. Considering he spent only a couple of years there and the Devil Rays were an expansion team, the HOF committee said no and had him go in in a Red Sox cap. Since then, the committee had said what cap players go in. So thank Wade Boggs for Andre Dawson not being able to go in as a Cub.[/quote]

    I thought Boggs was given a financially incentive to wear a Devil Rays cap, like $1M to $1.3 million. I remember being annoyed by that back in the day.[/quote]

    Yep, that was it – Boggs sold his HOF plaque cap logo like so much advertising space. The Hall took exception to the sale, so they took the choice away from the players. If Dawson is unhappy about the choice, it’s Boggs he ought to talk to.

    I seem to recall that there was another player about the same time who did the same thing, really pushed the Hall over the edge.[/quote]
    There was a rumor that Dawson did the same thing a few years earlier with the Marlins.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm |

    boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”374602″][quote comment=”374598″][quote comment=”374597″][quote comment=”374595″][quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?[/quote]

    Actually, yeah.[/quote]

    I do think of the Cubs when I think of Harry Caray, though, if that’s any consolation…[/quote]
    Yes… and choking down the stretch in ’69.
    blowing it in ’84 and
    Steve Bartman.

    Sorry, this miserable Mets’ fan has to take his crap out on someone.[/quote]
    You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister.

    If it wasn’t for the Cubs/ex-Cubs, the Mets would never have won a World Series.

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”374604″]boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody[/quote]

    wha???

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”374606″][quote comment=”374604″]boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody[/quote]

    wha???[/quote]

    google the quote and you’ll have your answer

  • TommyD | January 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”374607″][quote comment=”374606″][quote comment=”374604″]boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody[/quote]

    wha???[/quote]

    google the quote and you’ll have your answer[/quote]

    one I should have read, but never did.

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”374609″][quote comment=”374607″][quote comment=”374606″][quote comment=”374604″]boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody[/quote]

    wha???[/quote]

    google the quote and you’ll have your answer[/quote]

    one I should have read, but never did.[/quote]
    Read it while watching “Slap Shot”.
    :)

  • Carl | January 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    LI Phil, from yesterday…
    Carl said:
    …my favorite part from the MSP Uni Gathering was the non-uni female who ventured into the manquarium (her exact term) to see what the deal was. She totally had the hots for LI Phil. Cheers!

    wait…was that the first hawtie who walked into the room and immediately after i described who “we” were and why we were there, turned around and walked to be with her tweets for haiti friends? what a bunch of geeks

    or…shanna…the one who came in later and with whom i may have ended up snowboarding in the dakotas had not hugh pinched in and decided to discuss the finer points of the target food service industry?

    I think it was the latter. Who knew food service discussion was the keys to a ladies heart?

    I’m still thinking about the Marquette uni project too. Lot’s of research needed to get it right, but I’m off to a good start.

  • pru | January 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”374612″][quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).[/quote]
    They play on Memorial Day. It’s an afternoon game. If you leave right after the game ends, even if you drive, you can still make it back home in time to catch the highlights on SportsCenter.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”374612″][quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).[/quote]

    Field trip! You could do a comparative lesson in old curses versus new curses.

    They do play on Memorial Day. It’s a 1:35 game, so there you go.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”374614″][quote comment=”374612″][quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).[/quote]

    Field trip! You could do a comparative lesson in old curses versus new curses.

    They do play on Memorial Day. It’s a 1:35 game, so there you go.[/quote]

    And…ooh boy!…they’re giving out the Stars and Stripes caps that day.

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    Now remember, everyone, tomorrow is…
    National “Dress Like the Clampetts” Friday.

    I know, I know, for some of us that means wearing our good stuff on casual day but, well, live with it.

    And, no, rpm, you can’t be Granny. Too tall.
    And NOBODY (unless of the female gender) better pick Ellie Mae or Miss Hathaway.

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | January 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”374607″][quote comment=”374606″][quote comment=”374604″]boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up…i hope to hell when i do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something…anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery — people coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on sunday, and all that crap…who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody[/quote]

    wha???[/quote]

    google the quote and you’ll have your answer[/quote]

    just found out why.

  • M.Princip | January 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”374601″]The Redskins uniforms that didn’t happen?

    http://blog.redskins...

    “The goal was to stay true to the iconic brand while evolving the marks to a more modern and merchandise-friendly look….”

    Bullshit!

    Real Translation: The kids like black, cuz it’s tough and we don’t need to use our brains in actually trying to be creative with the team’s colors.

    Maybe to mourn Sammy Baugh’s death, otherwise NO!

    http://www.gameplanc...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”374605″][quote comment=”374602″][quote comment=”374598″][quote comment=”374597″][quote comment=”374595″][quote comment=”374594″][quote comment=”374591″]And Sutter was a Cub.[/quote]

    Nah, I think Cardinals when I hear his name. First picture on Google images agrees.

    And he won a title with the Cards.[/quote]
    Oh, and I suppose you think Cardinals when you hear the name Lou Brock as well?[/quote]

    Actually, yeah.[/quote]

    I do think of the Cubs when I think of Harry Caray, though, if that’s any consolation…[/quote]
    Yes… and choking down the stretch in ’69.
    blowing it in ’84 and
    Steve Bartman.

    Sorry, this miserable Mets’ fan has to take his crap out on someone.[/quote]
    You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister.

    If it wasn’t for the Cubs/ex-Cubs, the Mets would never have won a World Series.[/quote]

    That was a most spirited response. Our immediate history (and not so immediate history for that matter) pretty much precludes me from taking shots at any franchise including the NJ Nets or San Diego/LA Chippers.

    apologies if my stab at humor fell flat.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”374605″]If it wasn’t for the Cubs/ex-Cubs, the Mets would never have won a World Series.[/quote]

    wait…what?

    the mets would have won in 86 with or without billy buck…just like you would have lost with or without stevie bart

    /still, great shit to keep ‘curses’ alive

    now…’69? i may have to give you that one

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”374622″][quote comment=”374605″]If it wasn’t for the Cubs/ex-Cubs, the Mets would never have won a World Series.[/quote]

    wait…what?

    the mets would have won in 86 with or without billy buck…just like you would have lost with or without stevie bart

    /still, great shit to keep ‘curses’ alive

    now…’69? i may have to give you that one[/quote]
    Calvin Schiraldi.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”374622″]now…’69? i may have to give you that one[/quote]

    Easy now…

    Oh, the year. Never mind…

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”374622″][quote comment=”374605″]If it wasn’t for the Cubs/ex-Cubs, the Mets would never have won a World Series.[/quote]

    wait…what?

    the mets would have won in 86 with or without billy buck…just like you would have lost with or without stevie bart

    /still, great shit to keep ‘curses’ alive

    now…’69? i may have to give you that one[/quote]

    Cubs 1969 50th Anniversary Patch with have a folding lawn chair, right.
    (Ohhh now, don’t get MAD at me; my first favorite team was the Cubs. Besides, they did fold. Period).

    And let’s don’t mention Maz’ statue too much. 50 years? I remember watching that live. Was in junior high, and had P.E. last hour of the day; teachers set up projection TV in auditorium so we could watch.

    First time I ever saw a TV image that huge. In glorious b&w, too.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”374623″]
    Calvin Schiraldi.[/quote]

    dammit jimbo

  • pru | January 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”374615″][quote comment=”374614″][quote comment=”374612″][quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).[/quote]

    Field trip! You could do a comparative lesson in old curses versus new curses.

    They do play on Memorial Day. It’s a 1:35 game, so there you go.[/quote]

    And…ooh boy!…they’re giving out the Stars and Stripes caps that day.[/quote]

    Of course sectional finals (Indiana HS baseball)are scheduled for Monday. Its just not meant to be.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”374625″]had P.E. last hour of the day; teachers set up projection TV in auditorium so we could watch.
    [/quote]

    oh right…like you expect us to believe they played the world series in daytime

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”374628″][quote comment=”374625″]had P.E. last hour of the day; teachers set up projection TV in auditorium so we could watch.
    [/quote]

    oh right…like you expect us to believe they played the world series in daytime[/quote]

    I am having more trouble believing Ricko was young once.

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”374618″][quote comment=”374601″]The Redskins uniforms that didn’t happen?

    http://blog.redskins...

    “The goal was to stay true to the iconic brand while evolving the marks to a more modern and merchandise-friendly look….”

    Bullshit!

    Real Translation: The kids like black, cuz it’s tough and we don’t need to use our brains in actually trying to be creative with the team’s colors.

    Maybe to mourn Sammy Baugh’s death, otherwise NO!

    http://www.gameplanc...

    Bless you!

    Hopefully, this article is just so much disingenuous claptrap to fill space. If someone wants a black Redskins jersey, they are available on line (look in the women’s section).

    Zorn called the colors “maroon and black”. Need we say more?

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”374630″][quote comment=”374628″][quote comment=”374625″]had P.E. last hour of the day; teachers set up projection TV in auditorium so we could watch.
    [/quote]

    oh right…like you expect us to believe they played the world series in daytime[/quote]

    I am having more trouble believing Ricko was young once.[/quote]

    So is Ricko.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”374626″][quote comment=”374623″]
    Calvin Schiraldi.[/quote]

    dammit jimbo[/quote]
    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not, as the kids say, hating on the Mets.

    I’m just saying that if you’re going to be picking a team to take your frustrations out on, the Cubs should be pretty far down the list as they, and players who’ve been associated with them, have been fairly kind to the organization at a couple points in history.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    ugh, PNC park… i just can’t take the pirates B.S. anymore. this will be the first season in a while that i wont have season tickets (20 game plan). aside from attending opening day, i really don’t care if i see another game all season…

    on a more positive note, i’m happy to say that i know the lovely in game entertainment girl in the pierogi pic! kek & morris, that’s the girl i left you two to go talk with. LOL. she’s a sweetheart! definitely an added bonus at the games

  • Jet | January 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”374559″]Boo. I like the wild’s striped pants, especially considering their home/away sweaters don’t have any hem striping. The home sweaters are going to have the footie-pajama unitard look.
    …..The pants should still have striping.[/quote]

    Absolutely. I hope Paul put a bug in Brent’s ear that dropping those striped pants would be a bigggg mistake…

    -Jet

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”

  • phillydevil | January 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    I’m surprised that Germany would select black as the color of their shirts, even if just for the alternate kit. Germans in black shirts just seems wrong, even if it’s 65 years later.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”374636″][quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”[/quote]

    “they made the playoffs in 1999″

    lol

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”374638″][quote comment=”374636″][quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”[/quote]

    “they made the playoffs in 1999″

    lol[/quote]

    Pirates won a championship in 1979. The Lions last won one in 1957 (eight years before I was born).

  • joe | January 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”374637″]I’m surprised that Germany would select black as the color of their shirts, even if just for the alternate kit. Germans in black shirts just seems wrong, even if it’s 65 years later.[/quote]

    Better than brown shirts…..

  • Flemmy | January 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”374640″][quote comment=”374637″]I’m surprised that Germany would select black as the color of their shirts, even if just for the alternate kit. Germans in black shirts just seems wrong, even if it’s 65 years later.[/quote]

    Better than brown shirts…..[/quote]

    Ah, yeh….. http://en.wikipedia....

  • Ry Co 40 | January 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”374639″][quote comment=”374638″][quote comment=”374636″][quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”[/quote]

    “they made the playoffs in 1999″

    lol[/quote]

    Pirates won a championship in 1979. The Lions last won one in 1957 (eight years before I was born).[/quote]

    BAH! i’m just in a pirates hating mood right now. lol. i always get this way around “pirates fest”. i cleverly wedge a hatred for the pirates between whatever the pens and steelers happen to be doing… it’s an art

  • Ry Co 40 | January 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm |

    speaking of NHL locker rooms… lemieux still has a locker in mellon arena

    http://twitpic.com/1...

  • NJ Scott | January 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    No particular fan of Wade Boggs, although I did own a “Don’t trade Wade for gettin’laid” t-shirt back in the day. In his defense though, I always thought that it was Dave Winfield that offered his HOF cap to the highest bidder among teams he had played for, prompting the Hall to take the choice away from the player. I also seem to remember that Gary Carter wanted to do the same thing and was pissed that Winfield ruined it for him.

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.

  • Teebz | January 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    JTH: message board and bulletin board fodder. LOL

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    lesson #1:

    NEVER tell your co-workers about UW

  • DenverGregg | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]
    Yeah. What were you doing in a room with swanky curtains?

  • Teebz | January 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”374647″][quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    lesson #1:

    NEVER tell your co-workers about UW[/quote]

    Jimbo’s reply:

    “How I spend my weekends is none of your business. BTW, epilepsy testing is a fantastic way to make a few extra bucks.”

    LOL

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”374647″][quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    lesson #1:

    NEVER tell your co-workers about UW[/quote]
    That’s the funny thing. He found that simply by searching for my name.

    Now, why he was searching for me is a completely separate issue.

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”374650″][quote comment=”374647″][quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    lesson #1:

    NEVER tell your co-workers about UW[/quote]
    That’s the funny thing. He found that simply by searching for my name.

    Now, why he was searching for me is a completely separate issue.[/quote]

    Stalker!

  • phillydevil | January 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”374641″][quote comment=”374640″][quote comment=”374637″]I’m surprised that Germany would select black as the color of their shirts, even if just for the alternate kit. Germans in black shirts just seems wrong, even if it’s 65 years later.[/quote]

    Better than brown shirts…..[/quote]

    Ah, yeh…..

    http://en.wikipedia....

    Not much better! Also from wikipedia:

    In contrast to the black-uniformed Allgemeine SS (the political wing of the SS), the Waffen-SS (the military wing) evolved into a second German army.

  • chance michaels | January 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”374644″]No particular fan of Wade Boggs, although I did own a “Don’t trade Wade for gettin’laid” t-shirt back in the day. In his defense though, I always thought that it was Dave Winfield that offered his HOF cap to the highest bidder among teams he had played for, prompting the Hall to take the choice away from the player. I also seem to remember that Gary Carter wanted to do the same thing and was pissed that Winfield ruined it for him.[/quote]
    There was a rumor that Winfield offered his cap logo to the Yankees for $1 million, but it was roundly denied at the time. Personally, I’d tend to doubt it – seems unlikely that, if Winfield put it up for auction, the Padres would end up as the highest bidder.

  • James P. | January 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    If it wasn’t for that link to the Reds cap promo, I would have never found the following:

    The Reds are having Irish Heritage Night on June 25th vs the Indians. Sounds like the Reds might bring back their green jerseys, but doesn’t anyone else find it odd to schedule this when the indians are in town?

    It is German Heritage Night on September 10th vs the Pirates. Will we see jerseys with Rottöne on them?

    And finally, October 2nd is Hispanic Heritage Day vs the Brewers. I hope we have “Rojos” and not “los Reds”…

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”374648″][quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]
    Yeah. What were you doing in a room with swanky curtains?[/quote]
    Come to think of it, my wife was asking about those curtains.

  • chance michaels | January 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm |

    The Brewers have amended their description of the 1990s retro uniforms:

    [quote]July 23 – Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1997-99 uniforms, featuring “BREWERS” in block letters on the front, while the cap features an “M” logo.[/quote]

    The original press release made mention of the “MB” logo, which was worn by the team from 1994-96. Glad they’ve corrected it.

  • muddlehead | January 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm |

    then there’s the part of the hof hat story which says nevermind cause dawson and carter don’t belong in hof anyway.

  • Squiddie | January 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm |

    I posted links to a few photos awhile ago, but I was browsing through the Life archives and noticed they’ve expanded the set on the Great Lake Naval Station baseball team.

    There are now about 74 photos available under Great Lakes Baseball and they’re dated May 1942. William C. Shrout is credited as the photographer.

    Just one of the most classic jerseys

    How great is this jacket?

    So a search in Google images using

    source:life great lakes baseball

    should turn them up.

  • LarryB | January 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm |

    Good inside look at the Wild locker room. So good of Brent to do that.

    A couple years ago my brother and I took our parents to the Canadian Rockies and we stayed in Calgary and then Edmonton. We went inside the Rexall Center and luckily got a great tour by one of the guys there that was part of Oiler organization. The playoffs were going on at that time so we could not go into the Oilers lockeroom. But the guy let us sit on the Oilers bench and other cool parts of the arena.

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    Tell ‘em it’s a photo from when you did a stretch in Clown Prison.

    That’ll scare the shit out of ‘em on several levels.

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | January 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm |

    http://farm1.static....

    And yes that was a good picture

    Also I just saw about Eastern Washington’s red field. Wow.

  • JimWa | January 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”374657″]then there’s the part of the hof hat story which says nevermind cause dawson and carter don’t belong in hof anyway.[/quote]

    Referring to Dawson, give another player who’s combined (non-steroid enhanced) home run and stolen base totals are above 750 that also doesn’t belong in the HOF.

  • LarryB | January 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    I dvred a couple of Home Run Derby shows from ESPN Classic. Mostly because I saw Dick Stuart was in them. Stuart was against Wally Post in one and Frank Robinson in the other. I vaguely remember that show when I was a kid. I have seen some of them here in the past few years too.

    What a fun show to watch these days. The amount of money they can win and hearing the small talk between innings.

    And seems like the neighbor hood kids should have been out in force to get the home runs hit to the houses or yards.

    Dick Stuart was one of my favorite Pirates as a kid. One funny line was how Stuart said the best part of the show was how he did not have to bring his glove. His nickname at the time was Dr Strangeglove. Since He was not baseball’s best fielder. I will never forget in one of the old Pirate yearbooks seeing how Dick Stuart hit 66 homeruns in the minor leagues.

  • LarryB | January 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    Not sure anybody has seen The Way it Was series now on ESPN Classic. I have been dvring those too. Next week maybe Monday or Tuesday they will have the Harvard beats Yale 29-29 episode.

    They recently had the 60 world series with Pirates and Yankees too

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”374656″]The Brewers have amended their description of the 1990s retro uniforms:

    [quote]July 23 – Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1997-99 uniforms, featuring “BREWERS” in block letters on the front, while the cap features an “M” logo.[/quote]

    The original press release made mention of the “MB” logo, which was worn by the team from 1994-96. Glad they’ve corrected it.[/quote]

    I don’t know if I should take credit for this, but I e-mailed the Sr. Director of Merchandise Branding about this situation last week, and she responded to my e-mail and assured me it would be fixed. She also thanked me for being so enthusiastic about the Brewer uniforms.

    If she only knew.

  • Mike Engle | January 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”374663″]I dvred a couple of Home Run Derby shows from ESPN Classic. Mostly because I saw Dick Stuart was in them. Stuart was against Wally Post in one and Frank Robinson in the other. I vaguely remember that show when I was a kid. I have seen some of them here in the past few years too.

    What a fun show to watch these days. The amount of money they can win and hearing the small talk between innings.

    And seems like the neighbor hood kids should have been out in force to get the home runs hit to the houses or yards.

    Dick Stuart was one of my favorite Pirates as a kid. One funny line was how Stuart said the best part of the show was how he did not have to bring his glove. His nickname at the time was Dr Strangeglove. Since He was not baseball’s best fielder. I will never forget in one of the old Pirate yearbooks seeing how Dick Stuart hit 66 homeruns in the minor leagues.[/quote]
    One time, during a windy ball game, Dick Stuart apparently caught a hot dog wrapper in his glove, and received a standing ovation.
    (That one from Ball Four? Never got around to reading that book. Yes, Mr Lukas, shame on me.)

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”374664″]Not sure anybody has seen The Way it Was series now on ESPN Classic. I have been dvring those too.[/quote]

    Phil has the book, I do believe.

  • LarryB | January 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”374666″][quote comment=”374663″]I dvred a couple of Home Run Derby shows from ESPN Classic. Mostly because I saw Dick Stuart was in them. Stuart was against Wally Post in one and Frank Robinson in the other. I vaguely remember that show when I was a kid. I have seen some of them here in the past few years too.

    What a fun show to watch these days. The amount of money they can win and hearing the small talk between innings.

    And seems like the neighbor hood kids should have been out in force to get the home runs hit to the houses or yards.

    Dick Stuart was one of my favorite Pirates as a kid. One funny line was how Stuart said the best part of the show was how he did not have to bring his glove. His nickname at the time was Dr Strangeglove. Since He was not baseball’s best fielder. I will never forget in one of the old Pirate yearbooks seeing how Dick Stuart hit 66 homeruns in the minor leagues.[/quote]
    One time, during a windy ball game, Dick Stuart apparently caught a hot dog wrapper in his glove, and received a standing ovation.
    (That one from Ball Four? Never got around to reading that book. Yes, Mr Lukas, shame on me.)[/quote]

    Now that story I was not aware of but it makes sense and is comic

    One other thing is I enjoyed the Dick Stuart vs Frank Robinson because I really liked those 2 uniforms.

  • Bernard | January 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”374627″][quote comment=”374615″][quote comment=”374614″][quote comment=”374612″][quote comment=”374608″][quote comment=”374592″]There will be another statue outside of Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    This year they will celebrate 50 years since Bill Mazeroski’s Series-ending homer.[/quote]

    what a shame virtually no one will see it… plenty of great seats available at the nicest park in baseball[/quote]

    I have been wanting to get out to Pittsburgh (from Louisville) to see the Cubs play for a couple of years, but the timing always stinks. This year is really bad because they only play at Pittsburgh on week days early in the season before school is out (I’m a teacher).[/quote]

    Field trip! You could do a comparative lesson in old curses versus new curses.

    They do play on Memorial Day. It’s a 1:35 game, so there you go.[/quote]

    And…ooh boy!…they’re giving out the Stars and Stripes caps that day.[/quote]

    Of course sectional finals (Indiana HS baseball)are scheduled for Monday. Its just not meant to be.[/quote]

    Whoa, a shout out to IHS in the Uni Watch comments?! Kick ass!

    -Bernard
    IHS ’95

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”374636″]Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”[/quote]

    I feel better already. :)

    You should have kept the Michigan Panthers and let the Lions fold along with the USFL…

  • Bernard | January 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”374634″][quote comment=”374629″][quote comment=”374621″][quote comment=”374620″]Better than the Cubs and Pirates on Memorial Day…

    Take your kids to the Sunday May 23rd game as the Bucs host the Braves. It’s Kids Pierogi Wind-Up Racers Day! I may just have to go to that one.

    I usually root for Cheese Chester, even though he’s wearing his hat backwards in this picture: http://pittsburghsky... I’ll never root for Oliver Onion, as he took the place of Potato Pete. Oliver and Jalapeno Hannah can go jump in the Allegheny River, as far as I’m concerned. Sauerkraut Sal is all right, though.[/quote]

    JimV, you are on Fiyah!!!!!!!!!!!! today. Laughing my butt off. Thanks[/quote]

    As a Pirate fan, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Glad someone else is enjoying it too.

    By the way, just noticed that Chester’s the only one not smiling in that pic. Between that and the backwards hat, I may have to switch my allegiance to Sauerkraut Sal. I wouldn’t have this quandry if Potato Pete was still around.

    Yet another boneheaded Pirates decision – cutting a Hall-of-Fame caliber pierogi and replacing him with one that leaves you with bad breath. Way to go, Buccos…[/quote]

    ugh, PNC park… i just can’t take the pirates B.S. anymore. this will be the first season in a while that i wont have season tickets (20 game plan). aside from attending opening day, i really don’t care if i see another game all season…

    on a more positive note, i’m happy to say that i know the lovely in game entertainment girl in the pierogi pic! kek & morris, that’s the girl i left you two to go talk with. LOL. she’s a sweetheart! definitely an added bonus at the games[/quote]

    I see you’re finally starting to see it my way, Connelly. LOL

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”374670″][quote comment=”374636″]Jim, I got five words to easy your pain.

    “I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”[/quote]

    I feel better already. :)

    You should have kept the Michigan Panthers and let the Lions fold along with the USFL…[/quote]

    Damn skippy.

  • chance michaels | January 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”374665″][quote comment=”374656″]The Brewers have amended their description of the 1990s retro uniforms:

    [quote]July 23 – Brewers to wear reproductions of the home 1997-99 uniforms, featuring “BREWERS” in block letters on the front, while the cap features an “M” logo.[/quote]

    The original press release made mention of the “MB” logo, which was worn by the team from 1994-96. Glad they’ve corrected it.[/quote]

    I don’t know if I should take credit for this, but I e-mailed the Sr. Director of Merchandise Branding about this situation last week, and she responded to my e-mail and assured me it would be fixed. She also thanked me for being so enthusiastic about the Brewer uniforms.

    If she only knew.[/quote]
    I’m certainly willing to give you the credit. And my thanks.

  • Philly Bill | January 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm |

    Proulx, by the way, is the guy who flew from Ottawa to Minnesota to fetch the team’s practice equipment when the Wild’s equipment van caught fire late in ’09 the day before a game vs. the Senators.

  • muddlehead | January 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

    jimwa dawson hof. i like this test. is (in this case)andre dawson one of the best players ever? my answer is no. same as carter rice gossage to name three recent vintage electees. another clue is if it takes 10 plus years to get elected, then you don’t belong. but, not that i lose sleep on this stuff, hof not exactly relevant anymore…

  • Traxel | January 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”374660″][quote comment=”374645″]I just got an e-mail from one of my coworkers.

    Subject: okay what in the hell is this

    I open the message, and it was just this picture.[/quote]

    Tell ‘em it’s a photo from when you did a stretch in Clown Prison.

    That’ll scare the shit out of ‘em on several levels.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Hilarious JTH. Stand proud and wear it to work tomorrow. Equally funny Ricko!
    Now where can I get one of those USA Snowboarding coats? Those things are great. Hmmmmm. DIY?

  • chris | January 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    It’s probably less of a problem than I think it could be, but along the lines of monochromatic uniforms matching the turf (all blues on blue turf at BSU, all red on red turf at Eastern Washigton…) I’d think a red field and a brown football might be a bit blurry as well. Then again, they probably don’t play on tv much…

  • Matthew Robins | January 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm |

    Illinois in Pink on Saturday! http://www.fightingi... Along with Oregon, Iowa State and BYU.

  • Hibbsy | January 28, 2010 at 6:33 pm |

    It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.

  • Hibbsy | January 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]
    I Guess that really isn’t a mascot. How about “name”.
    Wild is my pick for the worst in all of sports. Barely nudging out the obvious others.
    I don’t like saying mean things.

  • JimWa | January 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”374680″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]
    I Guess that really isn’t a mascot. How about “name”.
    Wild is my pick for the worst in all of sports. Barely nudging out the obvious others.
    I don’t like saying mean things.[/quote]

    Worse then the Effingham Flaming Hearts???

    http://www.effingham...

  • aflfan | January 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”374678″]Illinois in Pink on Saturday! http://www.fightingi... Along with Oregon, Iowa State and BYU.[/quote]

    Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH is participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer weekend. Both Sinclair and Lorain County Community College coaches will be wearing sneakers with their suits.

  • mike 2 | January 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”374549″]Re: The red turf being installed at Eastern Washington. Didn’t the NCAA institute a rule after Boise State put in their blue turf that all football fields had to be green?

    I thought I had heard that somewhere.[/quote]

    No comment on the turf.

    I just wanted to say that I’ve always been a fan of their logo – the E W U worked into the Eagle design. Not quite as clever as the W S C Cougar, but pretty close.

  • leon | January 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm |

    Overheard at the dock workers annual picnic: “Pass the Effingham”.

  • Hibbsy | January 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”374681″][quote comment=”374680″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]
    I Guess that really isn’t a mascot. How about “name”.
    Wild is my pick for the worst in all of sports. Barely nudging out the obvious others.
    I don’t like saying mean things.[/quote]

    Worse then the Effingham Flaming Hearts???

    http://www.effingham...
    Way worse.

  • Teebz | January 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]

    Just so you’re aware, Nordy the Bear is the Wild’s official mascot.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”374680″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]
    I Guess that really isn’t a mascot. How about “name”.[/quote]

    i actually asked him about that…even brent wasn’t sure if wild is being used as an adjective or a noun

    in a way, that is kind of awesome

    in a way, it’s not

  • Hibbsy | January 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”374686″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]

    Just so you’re aware, Nordy the Bear is the Wild’s official mascot.[/quote]
    Knowing is half the battle.

  • Hibbsy | January 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”374687″][quote comment=”374680″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]
    I Guess that really isn’t a mascot. How about “name”.[/quote]

    i actually asked him about that…even brent wasn’t sure if wild is being used as an adjective or a noun

    in a way, that is kind of awesome

    in a way, it’s not[/quote]
    It isn’t.

  • concealed78 | January 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”374675″]jimwa dawson hof. i like this test. is (in this case)andre dawson one of the best players ever? my answer is no. same as carter rice gossage to name three recent vintage electees. another clue is if it takes 10 plus years to get elected, then you don’t belong. but, not that i lose sleep on this stuff, hof not exactly relevant anymore…[/quote]

    I used to care a lot about the HOF. Thinking it was the best one in sports, held to the highest standard. Then the past few years happened, yuppie sportswriters stuffing the ballot, fringe players getting in. And once Blyleven gets in, that’s it. Might as well put Bonds, Clemens, Palmeiro, A-Rod and every other Top 20 player to ever play the game because it just doesn’t matter anymore. With Dawson bitching about his cap, it’s all a popularity contest & money maker now.

  • Matthew Robins | January 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm |

    Marquette coaches will be wearing these special shoes for Saturday! http://www.gomarquet...

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”374686″][quote comment=”374679″]It’s too bad that Brent can’t do something about their “mascot”.[/quote]

    Just so you’re aware, Nordy the Bear is the Wild’s official mascot.[/quote]

    He looks kinda tame.

    Ironic.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”374692″]Ironic.[/quote]

    a little too ironic…i really do think

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm |

    These throwbacks, fauxbacks or what?
    http://espn-i.starwa...
    Whatever they are, I like them.

    Also like Duquesne’s unis:
    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • Ricko | January 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”374693″][quote comment=”374692″]Ironic.[/quote]

    a little too ironic…i really do think[/quote]

    More ironic than iconic, which probably is the opposite of what they had in mind.

    Still say they shoulda gone with “Blizzard”.
    (Although a big skating snowflake would be even dumber, I suppose).

    —Ricko

  • JTH | January 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”374693″][quote comment=”374692″]Ironic.[/quote]

    a little too ironic…i really do think[/quote]
    It’s like RAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…

    …at the US Pond Hockey Championships.

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”374695″][quote comment=”374693″][quote comment=”374692″]Ironic.[/quote]

    a little too ironic…i really do think[/quote]

    More ironic than iconic, which probably is the opposite of what they had in mind.

    Still say they shoulda gone with “Blizzard”.
    (Although a big skating snowflake would be even dumber, I suppose).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Coulda used a snowman.

  • Chris in Nashville | January 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm |

    We (UniWatch) got a shout-out on Deadspin.

    http://deadspin.com/...

  • JimV19 | January 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”374697″][quote comment=”374695″][quote comment=”374693″][quote comment=”374692″]Ironic.[/quote]

    a little too ironic…i really do think[/quote]

    More ironic than iconic, which probably is the opposite of what they had in mind.

    Still say they shoulda gone with “Blizzard”.
    (Although a big skating snowflake would be even dumber, I suppose).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Coulda used a snowman.[/quote]

    Even found a tough-looking one, ’cause that’s what the kids like these days: http://comps.fotosea...

  • Jonathan Brent | January 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm |

    I’m not sure where to post this, but the picture towards the bottom of this page (before the comments) shows Chris Johnson wearing an interesting Titans uniform. The numbers on the back of his jersey are Titans blue with a white outling, where, as seen in Kyle Vandenbosch’s jersey, the number i usually white with a light blue outline.
    http://www.facebook....

  • Traxel | January 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm |

    What’s wrong with the snowflake?
    http://www.animalmas...

  • Elliott | January 28, 2010 at 10:23 pm |

    Research request: Can anyone supply me with any pictures of the San Jose Sharks at the Cow Palace? Specifically crowd-inclusive shots?

  • sean | January 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  • interlockingtc | January 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm |

    That Rusty Staub card is the most magnificently ugly thing.

    When I collected cards as a kid, those were the cards I treasured the most. The ugly. The mistakes. The just plain wrong.

  • DuncanPB | January 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”374696″]
    It’s like RAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…

    …at the US Pond Hockey Championships.[/quote]

    Funny! Am I the only one that gets it. Come on, it’s funny.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”374702″]What’s wrong with the snowflake?
    http://www.animalmas...

    besides the fact that it’s not six sided?

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    Big John Daly keeps slimming down, and still keeps puttin’ on the sweet LoudMouth pants. Today’s choice at Torrey Pines = Zebra:

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”374708″]Big John Daly keeps slimming down, and still keeps puttin’ on the sweet LoudMouth pants. Today’s choice at Torrey Pines = Zebra:

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)/quote

    Oooooooooo.. I like this shot better:

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Apga%2Cphoto%2Ca9a93113b00af1f777a08c7992a4cd3d-getty-94250693dm_farmers_insurance_open%3A1

    I also like the Painter-style cap. Don’t know what he has going on with his bracelets though. Maybe they will provide a close up later. I am pretty sure it’s a “grip it and rib it” thing though.

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”374709″][quote comment=”374708″]Big John Daly keeps slimming down, and still keeps puttin’ on the sweet LoudMouth pants. Today’s choice at Torrey Pines = Zebra:

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)/quote

    Oooooooooo.. I like this shot better:

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Apga%2Cphoto%2Ca9a93113b00af1f777a08c7992a4cd3d-getty-94250693dm_farmers_insurance_open%3A1

    I also like the Painter-style cap. Don’t know what he has going on with his bracelets though. Maybe they will provide a close up later. I am pretty sure it’s a “grip it and rib it” thing though.[/quote]

    and by “rib it” I of course mean “rip it”.

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm |

    I am sorry to keep going with Daly like this… but I love his collar sponsor:
    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Apga%2Cphoto%2C194c9dca4621aa408125a000dd69522e-getty-93103271rp008_2009_australi%3A1

    It reminds me of Tin Cup.

    I am glad his g/f still matches Big John:
    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Apga%2Cphoto%2Cb24110fced10bd225d3cf3ff397d082f-getty-93506569cg009_2009_australi%3A1

    http://sports.yahoo....(AP%20Photo/Denis%20Poroy)#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2Cgetty%3A20050301%3Apga%2Cphoto%2C6496faf6eadf2b5f4c602ebb6c49b1a5-getty-golf-oneasia-aus%3A1

  • Johnny O | January 28, 2010 at 11:46 pm |

    Well, looks like I screwed everything up. If you want to see the photo gallery, just go to yahoosports.com and search for John Daly.

  • LI Phil | January 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm |

    here johnny…try the yahoo john daly gallery

    just point out the ones you like

  • Alec | January 29, 2010 at 12:43 am |

    Oregon going white on white on white with pink kicks to try and beat cancer tonight. Cancer giving points.

    If one wants to submit a Saint John Seadogs third jersey, you can do it on line by attaching a jpg to an email to the following address: info at saintjohnseadogs.com

  • Alec | January 29, 2010 at 12:46 am |

    my bad, use

    submit a jersey contest

    in the subject line

  • Johnny O | January 29, 2010 at 1:19 am |

    [quote comment=”374714″]here johnny…try the yahoo john daly gallery

    just point out the ones you like[/quote]

    Pic. #81 is his collar sponsor.

    Pic. #27, #37, #74, and #105 is his lady friend.

  • The Hemogoblin | January 29, 2010 at 6:18 am |

    [quote comment=”374715″]Oregon going white on white on white with pink kicks to try and beat cancer tonight. Cancer giving points.[/quote]

    I was there. It was nauseatingly awesome. My legs hurt.

    Pictures!

  • The Hemogoblin | January 29, 2010 at 6:56 am |

    [quote comment=”374719″][quote comment=”374715″]Oregon going white on white on white with pink kicks to try and beat cancer tonight. Cancer giving points.[/quote]

    I was there. It was nauseatingly awesome. My legs hurt.

    Pictures![/quote]

    Note the pinkness of the ball in the photo of Malcolm Armstead that I didn’t caption because I was at work until 2:30 this morning.

  • urbanleftbehind | January 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    That Rusty Staub card reminded me of the Topps sets of that era, of which virtually all were shot at either Shea Stadium or at the West Palm Beach, FL stadium of the Braves/Expos- renowned for its “flesh-colored” seats.