Chance Michaels, Eat Your Heart Out

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As you may recall, an old Packers dickey — just like the one Donny Anderson was wearing in the aftermath of the Ice Bowl — was recently auctioned off on eBay. I meant to bid on it, but the auction closed while I was curling in Duluth and I flat-out forgot to bid. I’ve spent the last two weeks kicking myself over it, especially since the sale price was plenty reasonable.

Turns out I needn’t have worried.

Rather amazingly, the guy who won the auction was Uni Watch reader Jeff Fedenko (who you may remember from this entry nearly two years ago). Once he received the item from the seller, he decided to give it to me as a late-breaking birthday present. Good thing I neglected to bid on it — I would’ve been bidding against Jeff.

Jeff lives in Brooklyn, so yesterday afternoon I biked over to his place and tried on my gift. It’s a beauty, especially the magnificent tagging. A unique item, and in Uni Watch colors to boot!

Thanks again, Jeff. Uni Watch readers’ generosity of spirit never ceases to amaze.

And that wasn’t the only vintage Wisconsin-related item I was given yesterday. On the way to Jeff’s house, I stopped in to visit my friend (and co-Foreword) Liz Clayton. She’d been out of town during my birthday, so until yesterday she hadn’t had a chance to give me this super-cool container of salve. I love that the brand name is “Consin.” And look — still salve-y!

Meanwhile: New ESPN column today — the annual MLB season preview. And the curling column should be running tomorrow.

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Plus I’ll miss the Mets getting swept by the Phils, so it’s a win-win: Some friends and I will be rattling around Scotland during the last week of May (arriving in Edinburgh on the 22nd, leaving on the 30th, all over the place in between). Sorry, no Uni Watch party on this trip, but we’re looking for some sporty things to check out: rugby, soccer, cricket, curling, whatever (except golf — not our scene). If anyone on that side of the pond has suggestions, please give me a shout. Thanks.

Also: If you live in London, I’d like to have a word with you. You can contact me here. Double-thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker — 100% prank-free!: Really interesting article about how Penn State uses Nike for everything — except volleyball shoes (with thanks to Chris Flinn). … Totally bizarre Italian baseball commercial with a D-Day/WWII theme here (surreal find by Roger Faso). … Also from Roger: Burlesque starlet Angie Pontani doing her baseball-themed striptease in Mets colors. … Really interesting article about the evolution of Duke’s shade of blue (big thanks to Adam Darowski). … New kit for the Melbourne Hearts (with thanks to Steven Taylor). … Dustin Pedroia is wearing camo-trimmed cleats this year. Further details here (with thanks to Kevin Flight). … Major find by Tom Langan, who’s discovered that someone on Flickr is compiling vintage lacrosse photos. He and I both like this one. … “I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei. “The style is very reminiscent of Marquette, among others. Terry Proctor probably sold these to us!” … Here’s a great rundown of this year’s most interesting MLB promotions, which I first read on Ken Davidson‘s blog. … The Angels are holding a “yard sale” to sell off a bunch of memorabilia on April 17th. Details toward the bottom of this page (with thanks to Kyle Mackie). … Here’s the logo for this year’s MLS All-Star Game. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Latest NBA trend is low-top sneakers. … A Tiger Woods sculpture made out of condoms? Sure, why not. Be sure to click on the photo for the full-size effect (Chris Flinn again). … What’s up with Kris Benson’s BP jersey? No side panels, and that looks like a Rawlings sleeve logo, not Majestic. “You can’t see it in that photo, but I was watching on TV and there was no MLB logo on the back either,” says Mike Boriotti. … Never expected to see these guys wearing hockey uniforms. Details here. … Wonderful video clip of White Sox players explaining the stories behind their uni numbers. Highly recommended (with thanks to Dan Cichalski).

 

122 comments to Chance Michaels, Eat Your Heart Out

  • Ryan B | April 1, 2010 at 8:07 am |

    The Benson jersey’s mesh, too, not the Majestic Cool Base material.

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 8:07 am |

    No pranks? How boring. Then again, maybe it’s a good thing. After last year’s fake story ended up turning real and unleashing neon green upon the world, we might be better off without any pranking.

  • Chris | April 1, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    Those lacrosse pictures are great. One of the teams in the series of pics are the old Scarborough Saints…brown and yellow unis!!! Looked great! And I spent many hours of my life in that arena (Mid-Scarborough Arena)…thanks for the memories!

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    nice dickey…and consin salve too!

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • traxel | April 1, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    Have fun on your trip abroad, Paul. I look forward to the future cricket, rugby, futbol posts. I would also appreciate a golf post from Scotland in the uni perspective. I hope an opinion hasn’t been formed before seeing what it’s all about (of course this may not be your first time over…).

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    Happy Sidd Finch Day!

    “I have mastered the art of the pitch.”

    —Rick

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    For those not familiar with the Curious Case of Sidd Finch…
    http://sportsillustr...

    —Ricko

  • Gleeson Blue | April 1, 2010 at 9:43 am |

    Paul, dude, the dickie portraits are priceless.

  • Johnny | April 1, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment="383689"]ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Any plans for the Yankees to have gold outlined numbers on Opening Day?

  • chance michaels | April 1, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    Yep, that dickey’s a real beaut. Glad to see it has a good home!

    Never heard of Consin salve, although I’ve been to the Carmex plant in Franklin, just southwest of Milwaukee.

  • chance michaels | April 1, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    And just to confirm, yes. I am eating my heart out.

    A little paprika, nice rub, seared for two minutes on either side. Delicious.

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment="383695"][quote comment="383689"]ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Any plans for the Yankees to have gold outlined numbers on Opening Day?[/quote]

    No — they will not be doing anything of that sort.

  • chance michaels | April 1, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    Great column.

    Did the Orioles change their sleeve stripes as well this year?

  • Mickel Yantz | April 1, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    I was dreading seeing another Seahawks mock up that may come true. Maybe red and gold with a trojan hat! Okay, I can relax now.

  • Guy Hankel | April 1, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    Very cool dickey. FWIW, the particular Sand-Knit tagging indicates this was made between 1987-1991.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...

  • M. Sullivan | April 1, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment="383689"]ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    On the Orioles uni, they also changed the sleeve piping from black to a black-orange-black braid

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment="383699"]Great column.

    Did the Orioles change their sleeve stripes as well this year?[/quote]

    Good catch! They actually made that change last year. Looks like my “Last Year” photo of Brian Roberts, which I thought was 2009, is actually from 2008. I’ll try to get that fixed.

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    I Got a Dickey Just Like Donny’s (?)

    Whoa, anybody from the Osmond reads that, they’ll probably start having flashbacks.

    (ba dum bum)

    —Ricko

  • DK | April 1, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    Has anyone seen or published these Minnesota Swarm unis?
    http://boards.mnswar...

    http://apps.startrib...

    Pretty baller.

  • JimWa | April 1, 2010 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment="383703"][quote comment="383699"]Great column.

    Did the Orioles change their sleeve stripes as well this year?[/quote]

    Good catch! They actually made that change last year. Looks like my “Last Year” photo of Brian Roberts, which I thought was 2009, is actually from 2008. I’ll try to get that fixed.[/quote]

    As long as we’re bringing up the O’s jersey … hard to tell if it’s just angle, but the “s” looks different as well – less cartoony. To be more specific, look at the shapes formed within the letter – old s had a small white triangle on top, and large o below; the new jersey – in that side-by-side comparison – appears to be the opposite.

    On a slightly different note … I’m guess the change of swoosh direction on Tiger was an attempt to avoid court orders by the “artist”? (it still looks like the right side of my shoe, though)

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    New Orioles photo link:
    http://farm3.static....

    I’ve asked my editor to swap it in for the old one.

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment="383706"][quote comment="383703"][quote comment="383699"]Great column.

    Did the Orioles change their sleeve stripes as well this year?[/quote]

    Good catch! They actually made that change last year. Looks like my “Last Year” photo of Brian Roberts, which I thought was 2009, is actually from 2008. I’ll try to get that fixed.[/quote]

    As long as we’re bringing up the O’s jersey … hard to tell if it’s just angle, but the “s” looks different as well – less cartoony. To be more specific, look at the shapes formed within the letter – old s had a small white triangle on top, and large o below; the new jersey – in that side-by-side comparison – appears to be the opposite.[/quote]

    I believe small changes have been made throughout. I only highlighted the “o” to “l” transition because it was the most visually apparent change.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    Add Dayton to the list of teams wearing black when it’s not a school color. School colors are red and blue. What a waste. Would you make the American flag black with red and blue trim too?

    http://blog.gulflive...

  • JimWa | April 1, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    How nice … some folks over at my second favorite blog might deserve to become honorary uniwatchers:

    http://www.bleedcubb...

    (uni-focused commentary begins at 8:26 a.m.)

  • Hott Rodd | April 1, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    great job on the mlb article paul, and a very happy belated birthday.

    Damn I miss uniwatch.

  • Kerry P | April 1, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    Wish the Red Sox would change their red game jerseys to have white letters in blue instead of blue with white. This looks better. Get rid of the blue side panels, though.

    http://www.reuters.c...

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    see…now THAT’s what we should have planned for today

    ah well…no sidd finches for UW this year

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    Wasn’t Art Vandalay the biological father of Sidd Finch?

  • Giancarlo | April 1, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    Enjoyed the article on “Duke blue,” which is an outstanding example of Getting It. I think all uni watchers would benefit from understanding more about the Pantone system, and this article helps.

  • M.Princip | April 1, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    Jeff Fedenko is the real deal. His clear shell helmets are works of art.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment="383714"]Wish the Red Sox would change their red game jerseys to have white letters in blue instead of blue with white. This looks better. Get rid of the blue side panels, though.

    http://www.reuters.c...

    Sorry — here’s a better pic on the left.

    http://www.google.co...

  • Piping Mike | April 1, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    Anyone catch the major error in the Duke blue article? They referred to a Havard/Yale matchup in 1875 as the first college football game. Sure Rutgers v Princeton in 1869 might fall a little short of common knowledge, but if you’re going to cite the first game how do you mess that one up?

  • Broadway Connie | April 1, 2010 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey.[/quote]

    Enough with the dickey, already. That cap you sport, Paul, is it an everyday lid for you, or is it just coincidence that we have seen it so frequently of late? What’s it made of? Has it military antecedents? [Kind of a cross between US Army Rangers and the Castro Brothers...]

  • Paul Lukas | April 1, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment="383721"][quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey.[/quote]

    Enough with the dickey, already. That cap you sport, Paul, is it an everyday lid for you, or is it just coincidence that we have seen it so frequently of late? What’s it made of? Has it military antecedents? [Kind of a cross between US Army Rangers and the Castro Brothers...][/quote]

    I tend to wear a cap for most of the cold-weather months. Yesterday, though, I was engaging in a bit of vanity: I had bad bike helmet-hair after biking over to Jeff’s house. I had anticipated this, so I brought a green cap, which I figured would match the green dickey.

    I sort of stumbled upon that green cap by accident. My friend Carrie were running around Manhattan and she wanted to buy something at Urban Outfitters (not the type of place I’d usually shop), so I went in with her. Saw the cap and really liked it — except it had a stupid brass button on the side. Bought the cap anyway and removed the button when I got home.

    It’s a wool/nylon blend but looks and feels like wool. Quilted on the inside, so it’s really warm. Cost $43ish, which was totally worth it considering what a workhorse it’s become for me.

  • Jim | April 1, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    When you go to Scotland, make sure you visit a whisky distillery. You’ll love a lot of the retro-looking equipment they have there.

  • Beardface | April 1, 2010 at 11:38 am |

    Got some early spring football jersey news out of Blacksburg…

    Strong rumors have VT completely scrapping their entire uniform set this offseason, and will be unveiling brand new ones later this summer. They will look like the “throwback” unis that have been worn the past few years (the white ones for 2 years, notably in the 2009 Orange Bowl, the maroon ones for the game at GT last year) but will be made using the Nike Pro Combat template. Not sure how this will go together (namely, referring to the stitching pattern on the shoulders and how that would go with the triple stripe), but it will be interesting to see. There will be one minor teak to the design, where the old-school VT logo that was on the neck of the jersey will be replaced by the current VT. Maroon will be the home, and white will be the road. No word on if they will have an orange version for the annual “Orange Effect” Game, but if the past 2 seasons are any indication, they will.

  • Broadway Connie | April 1, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment="383722"][quote comment="383721"][quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey.[/quote]

    Enough with the dickey, already. That cap you sport, Paul, is it an everyday lid for you, or is it just coincidence that we have seen it so frequently of late? What’s it made of? Has it military antecedents? [Kind of a cross between US Army Rangers and the Castro Brothers...][/quote]

    I tend to wear a cap for most of the cold-weather months. Yesterday, though, I was engaging in a bit of vanity: I had bad bike helmet-hair after biking over to Jeff’s house. I had anticipated this, so I brought a green cap, which I figured would match the green dickey.

    I sort of stumbled upon that green cap by accident. My friend Carrie were running around Manhattan and she wanted to buy something at Urban Outfitters (not the type of place I’d usually shop), so I went in with her. Saw the cap and really liked it — except it had a stupid brass button on the side. Bought the cap anyway and removed the button when I got home.

    It’s a wool/nylon blend but looks and feels like wool. Quilted on the inside, so it’s really warm. Cost $43ish, which was totally worth it considering what a workhorse it’s become for me.[/quote]

    Thank you.

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment="383725"][quote comment="383722"][quote comment="383721"][quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey.[/quote]

    Enough with the dickey, already. That cap you sport, Paul, is it an everyday lid for you, or is it just coincidence that we have seen it so frequently of late? What’s it made of? Has it military antecedents? [Kind of a cross between US Army Rangers and the Castro Brothers...][/quote]

    I tend to wear a cap for most of the cold-weather months. Yesterday, though, I was engaging in a bit of vanity: I had bad bike helmet-hair after biking over to Jeff’s house. I had anticipated this, so I brought a green cap, which I figured would match the green dickey.

    I sort of stumbled upon that green cap by accident. My friend Carrie were running around Manhattan and she wanted to buy something at Urban Outfitters (not the type of place I’d usually shop), so I went in with her. Saw the cap and really liked it — except it had a stupid brass button on the side. Bought the cap anyway and removed the button when I got home.

    It’s a wool/nylon blend but looks and feels like wool. Quilted on the inside, so it’s really warm. Cost $43ish, which was totally worth it considering what a workhorse it’s become for me.[/quote]

    Thank you.[/quote]
    And it’s definitely not a Castro brothers-style cap.

    Well, definitely not Raul’s style.

  • concealed78 | April 1, 2010 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment="383706"]

    As long as we’re bringing up the O’s jersey … hard to tell if it’s just angle, but the “s” looks different as well – less cartoony. To be more specific, look at the shapes formed within the letter – old s had a small white triangle on top, and large o below; the new jersey – in that side-by-side comparison – appears to be the opposite. [/quote]

    To me, the Orioles uniform script is just way too damn big! It’s also incredibly generic; the 1966-88 version had an almost consistent script width & was more subtle & IMO, better looking.

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    It’s a damn shame that’s fake. That’d be freakin cool. I think we’d all prefer football on real grass… BUT if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? Plus it has the bonus of making old people think their TVs are going bad.

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment="383729"][quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?[/quote]

    Well, LSU usually wears white at home. I’ll admit that Boise State should probably wear more orange and less blue with their field.

  • M.Princip | April 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment="383700"]I was dreading seeing another Seahawks mock up that may come true. Maybe red and gold with a trojan hat! Okay, I can relax now.[/quote]
    [quote comment="383728"][quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    It’s a damn shame that’s fake. That’d be freakin cool. I think we’d all prefer football on real grass… BUT if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? Plus it has the bonus of making old people think their TVs are going bad.[/quote]

    This just in, Seahawks to feature blue field for 2010.

  • interlockingtc | April 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    The Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. (Since 1896) logo on the salve lid is just about the best thing ever.

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment="383731"][quote comment="383700"]I was dreading seeing another Seahawks mock up that may come true. Maybe red and gold with a trojan hat! Okay, I can relax now.[/quote]
    [quote comment="383728"][quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    It’s a damn shame that’s fake. That’d be freakin cool. I think we’d all prefer football on real grass… BUT if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? Plus it has the bonus of making old people think their TVs are going bad.[/quote]

    This just in, Seahawks to feature blue field for 2010.[/quote]

    I could live with that. The neon jerseys would show up nicely, and the endzones with the bird are kinda cool.

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment="383729"][quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?[/quote]

    Parquet, schmarquet.
    Paint it kelly green.

    Too bad Twins have gone outdoors.
    Navy blue would have so dramatic, ethereal even, like the players were twinkling little stars in the vast firmament.

    —Ricko

  • LarenR | April 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment="383709"]Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.[/quote]
    Speaking of O’s and Giants, they’re playing each other in SF this year and are celebrating the teams’ colors with a “Halloween in June” promotion. No word on what that means, but I’ll be there to find out…

  • pru | April 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment="383713"]NEW FIELD to be installed in LSU’s Tiger Stadium. And for Paul, it’s a dream come true.[/quote]

    I’m thinking this could be an April Fools joke…hopefully anyways

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment="383734"][quote comment="383729"][quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?[/quote]

    Parquet, schmarquet.
    Paint it kelly green.

    Too bad Twins have gone outdoors.
    Navy blue would have so dramatic, ethereal even, like the players were twinkling little stars in the vast firmament.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    ….so it’d be perfect for the Astros, right? (or maybe the Angels, since the “firmament” isn’t really very modern or spacey)

  • duker | April 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    Am I really slow for just noticing that the part of the Twins word mark that is underlined is the word “win” in the middle? I’m sure that’s intentional. I can’t believe I’ve never noticed it before.

  • duker | April 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm |

    A few days ago it was mentioned that the Gazoo helmet didn’t look that big on Kevin Mench. Well the reason is that his head is freaking huge. He’s got the biggest head in baseball.

    http://www.baseball-...

  • Keith | April 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    The O’s also changed the road jerseys. Last year “Baltimore” broke across the ‘t’, while this year it’s between the ‘l’ and the ‘t’. Can’t find any pics right now, but I noticed it during a game on tv.

  • Kek | April 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    I wish this was an April Fools’ joke but it’s not, my blog post on my beloved Chiefs leaving town. The final game at the War Memorial will be this Saturday.

    sniff

    http://blog.pennlive...

  • Keith | April 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    The 9th picture here shows the new O’s road jersey.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/b...

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment="383737"][quote comment="383734"][quote comment="383729"][quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?[/quote]

    Parquet, schmarquet.
    Paint it kelly green.

    Too bad Twins have gone outdoors.
    Navy blue would have so dramatic, ethereal even, like the players were twinkling little stars in the vast firmament.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    ….so it’d be perfect for the Astros, right? (or maybe the Angels, since the “firmament” isn’t really very modern or spacey)[/quote]

    Except the Angels field would be red, wouldn’t it? (those little devils).

    —Ricko

  • Jet | April 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment="383727"]

    To me, the Orioles uniform script is just way too damn big! [/quote]

    Yes! That has always bugged me. Another thing I’m not liking about it is that the dot of the “i” is sitting on top of the “i” instead of having a bit of space between them. The black outline just makes it look like the dot is welded to the “i”. Bad…….

    -Jet

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment="383744"][quote comment="383727"]

    To me, the Orioles uniform script is just way too damn big! [/quote]

    Yes! That has always bugged me. Another thing I’m not liking about it is that the dot of the “i” is sitting on top of the “i” instead of having a bit of space between them. The black outline just makes it look like the dot is welded to the “i”. Bad…….

    -Jet[/quote]

    Possibly owes to an earlier era when such things were sewn on my hand, or by equipment less sophisticated than today’s?

    Yknow, wanted it to be all in one piece…not have “i dots” floating around to be dealt with separately. And, it has just survived that way until now.

    —Ricko

  • pk | April 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    Didn’t last year’s April 1st article actually kind of act as an *accurate prediction w/seattle’s uniform’s…which DID go neon green?…WHat will come true this year?

  • duker | April 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment="383740"]The O’s also changed the road jerseys. Last year “Baltimore” broke across the ‘t’, while this year it’s between the ‘l’ and the ‘t’. Can’t find any pics right now, but I noticed it during a game on tv.[/quote]

    Here’s some links for ya Keith.

    Ty Wiggington last year (making a funny face): http://www2.pictures...

    Ty Wiggington this year (maybe he just looks that way all the time): http://www.baltimore...

    Note in the 2009 pic you get the classic double letter (Balttimore) while in the 2010 pic it looks like the tail of the “l” goes on forever.

  • The Jeff | April 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment="383743"][quote comment="383737"][quote comment="383734"][quote comment="383729"][quote comment="383728"]if you’re going to use the artificial stuff, why not do it in team colors? [/quote]

    do you really need a reason why that’s not a good idea?[/quote]

    Parquet, schmarquet.
    Paint it kelly green.

    Too bad Twins have gone outdoors.
    Navy blue would have so dramatic, ethereal even, like the players were twinkling little stars in the vast firmament.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    ….so it’d be perfect for the Astros, right? (or maybe the Angels, since the “firmament” isn’t really very modern or spacey)[/quote]

    Except the Angels field would be red, wouldn’t it? (those little devils).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t they still have a blue hat as an option? If they don’t they should. The red logo on a red hat is bad, IMO. Besides, it’s all about the symbolism and ethereal twinkling… or something.

    I don’t know. I think I’m drifting a little farther away from reality than usual today

  • JimWa | April 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment="383746"]Didn’t last year’s April 1st article actually kind of act as an *accurate prediction w/seattle’s uniform’s…which DID go neon green?…WHat will come true this year?[/quote]

    That’s probably why no similar comments were made this year. Paul didn’t want to be the cause of civilization’s downfall.

    Again.

  • Keith | April 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment="383747"][quote comment="383740"]The O’s also changed the road jerseys. Last year “Baltimore” broke across the ‘t’, while this year it’s between the ‘l’ and the ‘t’. Can’t find any pics right now, but I noticed it during a game on tv.[/quote]

    Here’s some links for ya Keith.

    Ty Wiggington last year (making a funny face): http://www2.pictures...

    Ty Wiggington this year (maybe he just looks that way all the time): http://www.baltimore...

    Note in the 2009 pic you get the classic double letter (Balttimore) while in the 2010 pic it looks like the tail of the “l” goes on forever.[/quote]

    Thanks duker!

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment="383735"][quote comment="383709"]Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.[/quote]
    Speaking of O’s and Giants, they’re playing each other in SF this year and are celebrating the teams’ colors with a “Halloween in June” promotion. No word on what that means, but I’ll be there to find out…[/quote]

    The Giants could wear orange and the Orioles could wear black (though the O’s never wear black on the road). Similiar effect for the football game of Clemson at Wake Forest on Halloween night 2003.

  • pk | April 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment="383749"][quote comment="383746"]Didn’t last year’s April 1st article actually kind of act as an *accurate prediction w/seattle’s uniform’s…which DID go neon green?…WHat will come true this year?[/quote]

    That’s probably why no similar comments were made this year. Paul didn’t want to be the cause of civilization’s downfall.

    Again.[/quote]

    So THAT’s why he won’t pick the Mets to win the NL East & Ditch the black in the process…gotcha…

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment="383751"][quote comment="383735"][quote comment="383709"]Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.[/quote]
    Speaking of O’s and Giants, they’re playing each other in SF this year and are celebrating the teams’ colors with a “Halloween in June” promotion. No word on what that means, but I’ll be there to find out…[/quote]

    The Giants could wear orange and the Orioles could wear black (though the O’s never wear black on the road). Similiar effect for the football game of Clemson at Wake Forest on Halloween night 2003.[/quote]
    Late 70s/early 80s throwback game: Black for the Giants, Orange for the O’s?

  • Samuel Lam | April 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    Yesterday at the SF Giants media day, they unveiled the new orange alts with the new cap. I don’t know about them mixing and matching caps, but yesterday they did confirm that alternate combo.

    http://image3.examin...

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment="383753"][quote comment="383751"][quote comment="383735"][quote comment="383709"]Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.[/quote]
    Speaking of O’s and Giants, they’re playing each other in SF this year and are celebrating the teams’ colors with a “Halloween in June” promotion. No word on what that means, but I’ll be there to find out…[/quote]

    The Giants could wear orange and the Orioles could wear black (though the O’s never wear black on the road). Similiar effect for the football game of Clemson at Wake Forest on Halloween night 2003.[/quote]
    Late 70s/early 80s throwback game: Black for the Giants, Orange for the O’s?[/quote]

    But the Giants don’t have black jerseys anymore and the O’s don’t have orange, so they could do it if it was in regular uniforms.

  • tommy | April 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment="383687"]Those lacrosse pictures are great. One of the teams in the series of pics are the old Scarborough Saints…brown and yellow unis!!! Looked great! And I spent many hours of my life in that arena (Mid-Scarborough Arena)…thanks for the memories![/quote]

    You practically took the words right out of my mouth! First pic I look at- Mid-Scarborough Arena! I played hockey and lacrosse there. I just spent way too much time at work looking for me or anyone I knew in those photos… saw the Scarb. Saints and the Beaches team(s). 416 in the house!

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    From ’78 to ’80 the two Bay Area teams each had three jerseys — white and two colors — with white pants.

    http://exhibits.base...

    http://exhibits.base...

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment="383755"][quote comment="383753"][quote comment="383751"][quote comment="383735"][quote comment="383709"]Only a matter of time before the O’s bring back their orange jerseys as the Giants did this year. The O’s have much more tradition with them (generally 1971-1991 with a few years without them) and they’ve been wearing orange BP jerseys for a while.[/quote]
    Speaking of O’s and Giants, they’re playing each other in SF this year and are celebrating the teams’ colors with a “Halloween in June” promotion. No word on what that means, but I’ll be there to find out…[/quote]

    The Giants could wear orange and the Orioles could wear black (though the O’s never wear black on the road). Similiar effect for the football game of Clemson at Wake Forest on Halloween night 2003.[/quote]
    Late 70s/early 80s throwback game: Black for the Giants, Orange for the O’s?[/quote]

    But the Giants don’t have black jerseys anymore and the O’s don’t have orange, so they could do it if it was in regular uniforms.[/quote]
    Yeah, but I don’t want to see that. I’d be much happier if it was a throwback game.

  • rpm | April 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever. and as much as i hate plastic bobbles, you will find me at nancy faust day at us comiskular.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment="383757"]From ’78 to ’80 the two Bay Area teams each had three jerseys — white and two colors — with white pants.

    http://exhibits.base...

    http://exhibits.base...

    It’s not clearly shown, but I distinctly remember the Giants wearing both black and orange as the road jersey at some point. Pretty sure they also wore both as an alternate home jersey at some point.

    I know the A’s wore both green and gold at home and on the road.

  • Joe Hilseberg | April 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment="383727"][quote comment="383706"]

    As long as we’re bringing up the O’s jersey … hard to tell if it’s just angle, but the “s” looks different as well – less cartoony. To be more specific, look at the shapes formed within the letter – old s had a small white triangle on top, and large o below; the new jersey – in that side-by-side comparison – appears to be the opposite. [/quote]

    To me, the Orioles uniform script is just way too damn big! It’s also incredibly generic; the 1966-88 version had an almost consistent script width & was more subtle & IMO, better looking.[/quote]

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…the O’s 1966 uni was flawless!

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

    http://cache1.asset-...

  • Schmeltzer | April 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment="383760"]“I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei.[/quote]

    Here’s the same uniform in color on a different team. That’s Steve Maruicci and Tom Izzo on the Iron Mountain (MI) Mountaineers.
    http://www.stumbleup...

  • Schmeltzer | April 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    Oops, I screwed up my quote. Geeman did not say that. The rest is accurate.

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment="383762"][quote comment="383760"]“I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei.[/quote]

    Here’s the same uniform in color on a different team. That’s Steve Maruicci and Tom Izzo on the Iron Mountain (MI) Mountaineers.
    http://www.stumbleup...

    man that seems familiar…

    if i’m not mistaken, that school is in marquette county, michigan, although jimbo might want to confirm

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment="383760"][quote comment="383757"]From ’78 to ’80 the two Bay Area teams each had three jerseys — white and two colors — with white pants.

    http://exhibits.base...

    http://exhibits.base...

    It’s not clearly shown, but I distinctly remember the Giants wearing both black and orange as the road jersey at some point. Pretty sure they also wore both as an alternate home jersey at some point.

    I know the A’s wore both green and gold at home and on the road.[/quote]

    As I recall, the A’s whites with that set (that originated in, what, 1972?) were for Sunday home games only.
    Otherwise, home and road was alternating kelly and gold jerseys.

  • JimV19 | April 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”

  • Dante | April 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey. FWIW, the particular Sand-Knit tagging indicates this was made between 1987-1991.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...

    Wait. What?

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment="383765"][quote comment="383760"][quote comment="383757"]From ’78 to ’80 the two Bay Area teams each had three jerseys — white and two colors — with white pants.

    http://exhibits.base...

    http://exhibits.base...

    It’s not clearly shown, but I distinctly remember the Giants wearing both black and orange as the road jersey at some point. Pretty sure they also wore both as an alternate home jersey at some point.

    I know the A’s wore both green and gold at home and on the road.[/quote]

    As I recall, the A’s whites with that set (that originated in, what, 1972?) were for Sunday home games only.
    Otherwise, home and road was alternating kelly and gold jerseys.[/quote]

    Really? I did not know that. Interesting. They had basically the same set from ’72 to ’80, though in one year each they had all-gold and all-green once or twice.

    Guess we could check the World Series games from ’72 to ’74 and see what days they fell on.

    I am more hazy on what they wore after 1980, and I am not sure Dressed to the Nines is accurate.

  • Geeman | April 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    I think in one year they dropped the green and gold for traditional white and grey (1982), then came back with the white, green, and gold, only with OAKLAND on the jerseys and mixing the green jerseys with grey pants (a trend that I think started with the 1983 Indians).

  • JimV19 | April 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    Try that again…
    http://farm1.static....

    And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....

  • JimV19 | April 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    Paul,

    By the time you get to Scotland the soccer should pretty much be done for the season.

    There’s always the meat pies, though:
    http://files.list.co...

  • chance michaels | April 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment="383767"][quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey. FWIW, the particular Sand-Knit tagging indicates this was made between 1987-1991.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...

    Wait. What?[/quote]
    Interesting. I didn’t know they were still using that dickey in 1987. Or is it an old dickey with new tags swen on?

    Either way, Guy would know.

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment="383764"][quote comment="383762"][quote comment="383760"]“I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei.[/quote]

    Here’s the same uniform in color on a different team. That’s Steve Maruicci and Tom Izzo on the Iron Mountain (MI) Mountaineers.
    http://www.stumbleup...

    man that seems familiar…

    if i’m not mistaken, that school is in marquette county, michigan, although jimbo might want to confirm[/quote]
    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    [quote comment="383770"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    Try that again…
    http://farm1.static....

    And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....
    Well, I’m sure you two will have no problem passing yourselves off as 14-year olds what with your youthful appearance and that trendy attire you’re both wont to “rock” as the kids say.

  • Ricko | April 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment="383769"]I think in one year they dropped the green and gold for traditional white and grey (1982), then came back with the white, green, and gold, only with OAKLAND on the jerseys and mixing the green jerseys with grey pants (a trend that I think started with the 1983 Indians).[/quote]

    Yup, wore forest green cleats with that road gray set in ’82. Pretty much only time since they went to white shoes in ’67 that they didn’t (had some green Riddells with the vested unis for muddy days, but they weren’t seen very often outside of spring training).

    Wore white sanis in ’82, also, both home and road. And you’re right, that whole period of A’s unis seems to be mishmashed and murky (as to what they wore when).

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Dante | April 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    Are the Astros wearing the “Rainbow Guts” throwbacks this year?

  • rpm | April 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    ooooh. i didn’t see that cleveland one somehow.

    i want all the perogies. seeing as i have to make a perogie run before i go to st louis to spend holy saturday with kate, they are ALL an obvious must. in fact, i have been inspired and i am going to work in an uncle fun trip today whilst i am out on errands so i can get wind~ups to race in the 7th innings of monday’s strat~o~matic tournament, my old hone ron whirling dervishes are kaput too, need more of those too. the 1970 orioles will be winning by the way, over the 70 cubs, cardinals, and whomever else shows. the best day of the year is almost here!!! i need to fly now.

  • Jet | April 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=\"383761\"]
    I\’ve said it before, and I\’ll say it again…the O\’s 1966 uni was flawless!

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

    http://cache1.asset-...

    Hard to argue with that!!!! And the STIRRUPS….wow!!!

    -Jet

  • jc | April 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    red sox wearing 5950’s today instead of the spring training caps…have they done this all spring? or are the guys breaking in new caps?

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment="383776"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    ooooh. i didn’t see that cleveland one somehow.

    i want all the perogies. seeing as i have to make a perogie run before i go to st louis to spend holy saturday with kate, they are ALL an obvious must. in fact, i have been inspired and i am going to work in an uncle fun trip today whilst i am out on errands so i can get wind~ups to race in the 7th innings of monday’s strat~o~matic tournament, my old hone ron whirling dervishes are kaput too, need more of those too. the 1970 orioles will be winning by the way, over the 70 cubs, cardinals, and whomever else shows. the best day of the year is almost here!!! i need to fly now.[/quote]
    Dammit. My earlier comment got eaten by the spam filter, but before youse two get your hopes up, the wind-ups are being given away to kids 14 and under.

  • Ry Co 40 | April 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment="383770"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    Try that again…
    http://farm1.static....

    And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....

    dude, they look ultra-chincy! come to pittsburgh, but not for that. shoot, i’ll go to the game and send you them. lol. but, like i said, definitely come to pittsburgh for a visit!

  • Ry Co 40 | April 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment="383780"][quote comment="383770"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    Try that again…
    http://farm1.static....

    And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....

    dude, they look ultra-chincy! come to pittsburgh, but not for that. shoot, i’ll go to the game and send you them. lol. but, like i said, definitely come to pittsburgh for a visit![/quote]

    i’m down for a trip up to cleveland aug 15th though! rally the troops, lets make it happen!!!

  • Schmeltzer | April 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment="383764"][quote comment="383762"][quote comment="383760"]“I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei.[/quote]

    Here’s the same uniform in color on a different team. That’s Steve Maruicci and Tom Izzo on the Iron Mountain (MI) Mountaineers.
    http://www.stumbleup...

    man that seems familiar…

    if i’m not mistaken, that school is in marquette county, michigan, although jimbo might want to confirm[/quote]
    Close. It is in Dickinson County. I’m from Marquette (in Marquette Co.) and played against I.M. in high school (though not against Mariucci and Izzo – I’m a bit younger).

  • JimV19 | April 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment="383779"][quote comment="383776"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    ooooh. i didn’t see that cleveland one somehow.

    i want all the perogies. seeing as i have to make a perogie run before i go to st louis to spend holy saturday with kate, they are ALL an obvious must. in fact, i have been inspired and i am going to work in an uncle fun trip today whilst i am out on errands so i can get wind~ups to race in the 7th innings of monday’s strat~o~matic tournament, my old hone ron whirling dervishes are kaput too, need more of those too. the 1970 orioles will be winning by the way, over the 70 cubs, cardinals, and whomever else shows. the best day of the year is almost here!!! i need to fly now.[/quote]
    Dammit. My earlier comment got eaten by the spam filter, but before youse two get your hopes up, the wind-ups are being given away to kids 14 and under.[/quote]

    I have an 11-year old who owes me big time. He will come along, graciously receive his wind-up pierogi, then hand it over to me.

  • JimV19 | April 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment="383781"][quote comment="383780"][quote comment="383770"]And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....

    dude, they look ultra-chincy! come to pittsburgh, but not for that. shoot, i’ll go to the game and send you them. lol. but, like i said, definitely come to pittsburgh for a visit![/quote]

    i’m down for a trip up to cleveland aug 15th though! rally the troops, lets make it happen!!![/quote]

    Let’s do both. Meet you for pierogi day, then you come to Cleveland on 8/15. If for some reason I can’t make the Pirates game, I’ll take you up on the offer to send me a pierogi. One way or another, I plan on going to the ‘burgh this spring/summer.

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment="383779"] before youse two get your hopes up, the wind-ups are being given away to kids 14 and under.[/quote]

    mental age?

  • JTH | April 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment="383785"][quote comment="383779"] before youse two get your hopes up, the wind-ups are being given away to kids 14 and under.[/quote]

    mental age?[/quote]
    Well, one of them fits that bill. The other one? I believe we’ve determined that number to be approximately 73.

  • Chris B. | April 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment="383689"]ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Paul,
    I bought an authentic Orioles road jersey just before Spring Training and I noticed something different in the script which I was almost sure would be a uni change for 2010.

    For 2009 they had “Baltimore” on the roadies for the first time since 1972, but the letter “t” was caught in the split of the placket which was unfortunate since Majestic apparently doesn’t believe in velcro:
    http://www.baltimore...

    For 2010 they moved the “t” to the right so it wouldn’t possibly look like a double letter or a capital “H”:
    http://www.baltimore...

    Let’s hope the Nationals heed this road uni advice too!
    http://www3.pictures...

  • Chris B. | April 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm |

    …and Jim Palmer (at 2009 uni unveiling day) tries to avoid moving too much so as not to disturb his hair, or the “t” in “Baltimore”

    http://farm4.static....

  • Chris B. | April 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    spoke too soon… best “double t” shot!

    http://farm4.static....

  • Chris from Carver | April 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm |

    [quote comment="383778"]red sox wearing 5950’s today instead of the spring training caps…have they done this all spring? or are the guys breaking in new caps?[/quote]
    I don’t recall seeing anyone in uniform wearing them

  • Mark Sutton | April 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm |

    The good part of the new Orioles home script is happening on the left with the cleaned up transition from the o to the l. The bad, bad, bad part is happening on the right with the return of the “high r-i” which–while it is the official script–looks like crap on a stick. If only they could have combined last year’s “Ori” with this year’s “oles”…hell, by mid season, they probably will!
    Also, I’ve heard that the “ore” in “Baltimore” is a little taller this year, too.

  • scott | April 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    Is the pizza patch gone from the Mets uniforms this year? I take it that was only there for the inaugural season?

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm |

    [quote comment="383793"]Is the pizza patch gone from the Mets uniforms this year? I take it that was only there for the inaugural season?[/quote]

    not that spring training photos are any “indication,” but the mets have been wearing the real jersey all spring, and the right sleeve has been pizza patch-less

    whereas…last year dominos was ever present

    of course, the patch said “inaugural season”, so one would assume it’s gone

  • Teebz | April 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment="383794"][quote comment="383793"]Is the pizza patch gone from the Mets uniforms this year? I take it that was only there for the inaugural season?[/quote]

    not that spring training photos are any “indication,” but the mets have been wearing the real jersey all spring, and the right sleeve has been pizza patch-less

    whereas…last year dominos was ever present

    of course, the patch said “inaugural season”, so one would assume it’s gone[/quote]

    Ah, baby steps.

    First the patch, then the black, then the pyjama pants.

    It’s slowly coming together. LOL

  • LI Phil | April 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    anyone with MLB tv…

    giants vs. a’s … in san fran

    zito on the bump wearing his soccer socks

    still, tho…the shit looks good

  • Patrick in MI | April 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment="383764"][quote comment="383762"][quote comment="383760"]“I thought I’d share some early-’70s pictures of the basketball uniforms from the Fairport (NY) High School Red Raiders,” writes Doug Brei.[/quote]

    Here’s the same uniform in color on a different team. That’s Steve Maruicci and Tom Izzo on the Iron Mountain (MI) Mountaineers.
    http://www.stumbleup...

    man that seems familiar…

    if i’m not mistaken, that school is in marquette county, michigan, although jimbo might want to confirm[/quote]

    Damnit Phil!

  • concealed78 | April 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment="383761"][quote comment="383727"][quote comment="383706"]

    As long as we’re bringing up the O’s jersey … hard to tell if it’s just angle, but the “s” looks different as well – less cartoony. To be more specific, look at the shapes formed within the letter – old s had a small white triangle on top, and large o below; the new jersey – in that side-by-side comparison – appears to be the opposite. [/quote]

    To me, the Orioles uniform script is just way too damn big! It’s also incredibly generic; the 1966-88 version had an almost consistent script width & was more subtle & IMO, better looking.[/quote]

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…the O’s 1966 uni was flawless!

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

    http://cache1.asset-...

    The 1966-1970 set (sans the sleeveless jersey) were the best the Orioles ever looked. It just has everything of a classic uni: unique almost-consistent width script, sharp color scheme, flannel-wool, unique appealing cap logo & nice stirrups. It just LOOKED good. Comparing it to what came after it, they just haven’t matched that greatness. That road Baltimore script is a gem.

  • Guy Hankel | April 2, 2010 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment="383772"][quote comment="383767"][quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey. FWIW, the particular Sand-Knit tagging indicates this was made between 1987-1991.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...

    Wait. What?[/quote]
    Interesting. I didn’t know they were still using that dickey in 1987. Or is it an old dickey with new tags swen on?

    Either way, Guy would know.[/quote]

    Thanks Chance. Yes, those dickies were still being made available for use in the late ’80s. For example, quarterback Randy Wright wore them during a few cold weather games.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:00 am |

    [quote comment="383701"]Very cool dickey. FWIW, the particular Sand-Knit tagging indicates this was made between 1987-1991.

    Regards,
    Guy

    http://packersgameus...
    Oh man… what a great site!!! I LOVE the interwebs!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment="383770"][quote comment="383766"][quote comment="383759"]ryco~
    i think i may have to try somehow to make it to the burgh on perogie wind~up racer night. seriously, best promotion ever.[/quote]

    Get there, because I’m going to try and go to that game as well. Must. Have. Cheese. Charlie…
    http://www.blogcdn.c...

    If I get Jalapeno Hannah or Oliver Onion I’ll trade with someone.

    Oh, and I like the line for this promotion:
    “Aug. 15, Indians: Plush doll of the mustard bottle mascot from the scoreboard hot dog race. This is what it has come to in Cleveland.”[/quote]

    Try that again…
    http://farm1.static....

    And I’ll take Sauerkraut Sal as well:
    http://farm1.static....
    save me a randal simon bobblehead, Jim!

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:26 am |

    [quote comment="383771"]Paul,

    By the time you get to Scotland the soccer should pretty much be done for the season.

    There’s always the meat pies, though:
    http://files.list.co...
    That’s a bit of a blessing thou…. less street brawling between Rangers’ and Celtic supporters!

  • rpm | April 2, 2010 at 1:31 am |

    you still want 21 bob?

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:33 am |

    [quote comment="383789"]…and Jim Palmer (at 2009 uni unveiling day) tries to avoid moving too much so as not to disturb his hair, or the “t” in “Baltimore”

    http://farm4.static....
    I belive i like this incarnation of the Baltimore in script (as compared to the 1966 version). Wait, don’t shoot…. i think the original is too ‘bloated’. it’s almost hard to decipher.

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:37 am |

    [quote comment="383805"]you still want 21 bob?[/quote]
    Si Roberto! Just didn’t want to ‘pester’ you… genius cannot be rushed!

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 1:39 am |

    [quote comment="383807"][quote comment="383805"]you still want 21 bob?[/quote]
    Si Roberto! Just didn’t want to ‘pester’ you… genius cannot be rushed![/quote]

    In case you forgot: aaarauz[07] at verizon dot net

    Bob/Al

  • rpm | April 2, 2010 at 1:58 am |

    [quote comment="383807"][quote comment="383805"]you still want 21 bob?[/quote]
    Si Roberto! Just didn’t want to ‘pester’ you… genius cannot be rushed![/quote]

    i hadn’t looked yet, was going to tomorrow before you posted tonight, but i would never have found that email address.

  • Mark Sutton | April 2, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    Forgot to add previously…the Orioles resumed wearing the black alternates on the road last year. Still only on Friday nights, but at least they’re doing it.