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The Story Behind the Sotry

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Last week I wrote about Eugenio Velez’s jersey typo. I’m often the only writer who covers glitches like these, but not this time — the media world was buzzing about the misspelling, mainly because it had been called out in this AP story, which was picked up by just about every media outlet in the country. The AP also mentioned the typo in this photo caption.

I was impressed by the AP’s work on this one (they even called Velez on his cell phone to get a quote from him after the Giants had left the stadium and were on their way to the airport) and said as much in last week’s post. That caught the eye of Rick Freeman, a Uni Watch reader who’s also a copy editor on the AP’s sports desk in New York.

“I wasn’t involved in [the story] myself,” he told me. “However, I do know that it was a classic bit of AP teamwork journalism. … First our photographers noticed it, alerted the desk, who got hold of the reporter at the ballpark in Houston, and then got hold of our Giants writer — she’s one of the best reporters we have. … A lot of journalistic legwork for a 275-word story with no byline — quintessential AP.”

Rick said he’d get back to me with the full story once he was able to piece it all together. He’s now done that:

Sometime that afternoon, after the Giants/Astros game ended, someone called out from the photo desk that they’d just moved a photo with “San Francisco” misspelled on the jersey.

Our editor who was handling baseball right then — longtime ball writer Ben Walker — immediately called up the photo in the system. There it was: “San Francicso.” He got on the phone to the ballpark. One of our Houston sports writers, Kristie Rieken, had just gotten back up to the press box to work on her optional (that’s an AP term for the later version of the story that moves on the wire about an hour after the game, following on the heels of two earlier versions that move immediately after the final out).

Ben told Kristie about the uniform, so down she went to the clubhouse, only to find it deserted. She came back up and went down again, hoping to find a clubhouse attendant, but was told that the Giants and their uniforms were already gone on the bus.

She was ready to head out to the parking lot, but a call to the Giants indicated that the bus was already on the move.

So we had to find another way. Another one of our baseball writers, Ron Blum, managed to finagle Velez’s cell phone number, and we got that to Giants writer Janie McCauley (who also covers just about everything else in the Bay Area for us). Janie also speaks fluent Spanish. So she and Velez chatted for a couple minutes, Janie sent her notes to Ben on the desk in New York, and he put the story on the wire.

If you’re counting, that’s five people working on this story (six if the original photographer is the one who noticed the typo, not the editor; eight if you count the two of us who walked in the door and gave one last look at the copy to check for tragically ironic typos) in three different locations. It wasn’t ever going to be an award-winner — it didn’t even have a byline because Janie reported from San Francisco but it was datelined Houston.

It was some old-fashioned AP team journalism, although as far as I know, no one in the newsroom was wearing stirrups (or a fedora with a press card in the hatband).

Amazing stuff! And it’s nice to see AP people get mentioned by name, instead of being saddled with their usual anonymity.

Speaking of AP people, I had mistakenly thought that they had beat writers who traveled with each team, but Rick says that’s not the case: “Nah, we don’t do it that way. We’ve got bureaus all over the country. The game was in Houston, so Kristie (one of two sportswriters in the city) was there. Janie covers the Giants (and A’s) when they’re at home, along with another writer in the Bay Area.” Interesting.

Big thanks to Rick for providing this excellent backstory, and my repeated kudos to the AP team for their fine un-watching.

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Too Good for the Ticker: Paul here. As you may recall from a recent Ticker mention, a scrapbook of old hockey photos and newspaper clippings (including some amazing uni shots) showed up on eBay a month or two ago, and reader Jake Doyle won it. He’s created a guided tour of the scrapbook in the form of a slideshow with captions. To get the full effect, start here and use the thumbnails on the left to click through the rest of the slideshow. Tremendous stuff.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Baseball Hall of Fame curator Tom Shieber has done some research into the 19th-century police medal that’s usually cited as the source of the Yankees’ interlocking NY logo. As usual, he’s produced an extremely readable account that raises interesting questions and reminds all of us not to take party lines at face value. I strongly recommend that you check it out here. … Fred Couples sported some atypical footwear at the Masters. Further details here (with thanks to Ethan Ganot). … Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is a lifelong Phillies fan. In this Q&A session, he mentions his first Phillies uniform: “I think my mother actually made it from scratch. I still have it someplace. I have a picture of myself and my sister and we both have Phillies uniforms on. But I asked her to put the ‘1’ on the back [for Richie Ashburn]” (with thanks to Morris Levin). … Great stripes! That’s the 1949 football team from West Aurora High School, in Aurora, Illinois (with thanks to David Lewis, whose children now attend that school). … “New Uniforms for us at Potomac State College in West Virginia this year (first time in over 11 years with a new set),” writes Don Schafer. “Very nice basic grey set from our sponsor Rawlings. The unfortunate part is the Manny-style pants. In fact, the style number from Rawlings is PP350MR — I think the MR actually stands for Manny Ramirez.” … Lance Smith found some great old photos of Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas team. Love those warm-up jackets! … The Knicks are reportedly pondering some uni tweaks. … The Blackhawks’ video archives include lots of segments featuring players discussing why they chose their uni numbers. Here’s Patrick Kane’s installment (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Matthew Hackethal visited the Hockey Hall of Fame last weekend and photographed a bunch of cool stuff. … The Hanover (N.H.) High School softball team is wearing pewter this year. “As an alum, I really prefer our traditional colors of maroon and white,” says Tris Wykes. … Here’s a site — new, I think — devoted to women’s soccer history, including good coverage of uniforms (with thanks to Peter Kurilesz). … The Twins opened their new stadium by wearing their awesome new throwbacks. Lots of additional photos here, here, and here. … Scroll down to the “Indians Chatter” sidebar on this page for some depressing info regarding Tribe players altering their pants (with thanks to Harlen Rife). … Oooh, dig these very cool boxing glove-shaped ticket stubs (great find by Dan Cichalski). … Doug Keklak reports that with the Civic/Mellon Arena’s days numbered, FSN Pittsburgh put together a half-hour Igloo retrospective. It’s currently available on YouTube, at least for now, in four parts. Start here, and then move on to parts two, three, and four. … Also from Kek: “Mars, Pennsylvania, is a small town about 30-45 minutes from Pittsburgh. The sports teams of their school district are aptly named the Planets and Fightin’ Planets, and most of their uniforms have a planetary motif.” Cool — although you’d think one of their school colors would be red, no? … Georgia State will finally have a football team this fall, but the uniforms weren’t exactly worth the wait (here’s the road version). Yeesh. … Here’s a rare example of the tequila sunrise uni being upstaged. Details here (great find by Andrew McNeel). … Andrew also came up with the best contribution of the day: this awesome montage of old Astrodome scoreboard animations. Not to be missed. Enjoy.

 

144 comments to The Story Behind the Sotry

  • Scott | April 13, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    I like your play on words in the post title here Paul!

  • Hank | April 13, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    Yeesh is an understatement for the GA State unis.

  • War Damn Eagle | April 13, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Auburn’s baseball team wore a SEVENTH different cap design last Saturday (4/9/10) vs. LSU, a navy cap with the interlocking “AU” colored in stars and stripes.

    http://auburntigers....;

    So, we’ve got:
    1. Navy with orange interlocking AU
    2. Navy with orange and white interlocking AU
    3. Navy with orange A
    4. Navy with orange brim
    5. White with navy brim
    6. Gray with navy brim
    7. Navy with red-white-blue interlocking AU

    Here are the first 6:
    http://farm5.static....

    And here’s a closeup of the latest hat:

    http://www.anderstex...

  • War Damn Eagle | April 13, 2010 at 8:43 am |

    Virginia Tech wore their Tequila Sunrise unis again this past weekend vs. Miami.

    http://www.collegiat...

    And they paird their great striped stirrups with the unis, too.

    http://www.hokiespor...

    They also wore those striped stirrups with their regular white uniforms.

  • totc | April 13, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    That AstroNuts blazer … WANT!!!!

  • James Craven | April 13, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    And speaking of the old Astrodome scoreboard, here’s the last time the Astrodome Home Run Spectacular was played in 1988 before it was torn out to expand for the Oilers.

  • Flip | April 13, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    I was never a fan of the old Twins uniforms, especially the awful early double-knit versions. But those they wore yesterday were sweet.

    Still like the Twins wordmark they’ve had the past 15 or so years. Anxious to see the off-season tweaks actually on the fields.

    Now, theose new road unis need some major retooling. Do they have to wait three or four years?

    (BTW, spellling error on the Knicks link.)

  • Flip | April 13, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”385368″]Auburn’s baseball team wore a SEVENTH different cap design last Saturday (4/9/10) vs. LSU, a navy cap with the interlocking “AU” colored in stars and stripes.

    http://auburntigers....;

    So, we’ve got:
    1. Navy with orange interlocking AU
    2. Navy with orange and white interlocking AU
    3. Navy with orange A
    4. Navy with orange brim
    5. White with navy brim
    6. Gray with navy brim
    7. Navy with red-white-blue interlocking AU

    Here are the first 6:
    http://farm5.static....

    And here’s a closeup of the latest hat:

    http://www.anderstex...

    This all raises the question “What’s a team uniform?” Besides the Yankees, what teams sticks with the same home and away version for a whole season (with the same caps?)

  • Beardface | April 13, 2010 at 9:09 am |

    [quote comment=”385369″]Virginia Tech wore their Tequila Sunrise unis again this past weekend vs. Miami.

    http://www.collegiat...

    And they paird their great striped stirrups with the unis, too.

    http://www.hokiespor...

    They also wore those striped stirrups with their regular white uniforms.[/quote]
    Man… VT baseball has sucked for the better part of 20 years, including last year…

    Any coincidence they are now a top-20 team the year they decide to wear those awesome stirrups?

    Didn’t think so

  • Robert Eden | April 13, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    With regard to the link in which the Indians’ removal of the elastic from their pants was discussed, I found this particularly interesting:

    “The only one who doesn’t is Grady [Sizemore]. He has a contract with Nike and they want to see the whole shoe.”

  • War Damn Eagle | April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am |

    That Golden Baseball League patch is huge and distracting:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • War Damn Eagle | April 13, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    At least the Blue Jay is blue.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    The Blue Jays, not so much:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    (and, yes, the ball went into his jersey)

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    great lede today…appreciate the follow up

    still surprised no one on the field or in the dugout caught the error; while not as egregious as the ‘natinals’ error last summer, it’s still something you’d think someone would notice, even if not the player

    ~~~~

    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?

  • Bernard | April 13, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”385374″][quote comment=”385369″]Virginia Tech wore their Tequila Sunrise unis again this past weekend vs. Miami.

    http://www.collegiat...

    And they paird their great striped stirrups with the unis, too.

    http://www.hokiespor...

    They also wore those striped stirrups with their regular white uniforms.[/quote]
    Man… VT baseball has sucked for the better part of 20 years, including last year…

    Any coincidence they are now a top-20 team the year they decide to wear those awesome stirrups?

    Didn’t think so[/quote]

    I love VT’s tequila sunrise jerseys, and I really love those stirrups, but pairing the two doesn’t quite work for me. The striping patterns are too different (abstract/gradient vs. sharply defined).

  • Jeremy Brahm | April 13, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”385371″]And speaking of the old Astrodome scoreboard, here’s the last time the Astrodome Home Run Spectacular was played in 1988 before it was torn out to expand for the Oilers.[/quote]

    It always looked cheesy, but it was awesome.

    I wonder how long it took them to get the audio for all of the graphics with the guns shooting, the bull, etc. to get coordinated when they first ran the animation.

  • Mark in Shiga | April 13, 2010 at 9:27 am |

    Justin Duchscherer needs a thinner font for his NOB.

    If I had 11 letters ni my surname, I’d be angling to be traded to a number-only-jersey team ASAP. Few teams bother to make thin fonts anymore.

  • Jeremy | April 13, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    When did Rod Carew go to prison? At least they let him get lots of visitors.
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • ScottyM | April 13, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    I thought we agreed the VT unis were to be referred to as “Sangria Sunrise” :)

    Seriously, a terrific installment today with amazing features on two of the world’s most important stadia: long live the wonderful memories of the Igloo and the Astrodome. Architectural marvels that should REMAIN standing forever.

    Quick: name two movies filmed at the Igloo?

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 9:42 am |

    Too good for the ticker …

    Was the old NHL logo used on purpose (since it was highlighting old-time images)?

  • Paul Lukas | April 13, 2010 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”385384″]Too good for the ticker …

    Was the old NHL logo used on purpose (since it was highlighting old-time images)?[/quote]

    Yes.

  • Dave R | April 13, 2010 at 9:45 am |

    Is Couples sockless?

  • traxel | April 13, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.

  • jhonny | April 13, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    Wish the Indians and Twins would just make the cream unis the full time home unis

  • Mark in Shiga | April 13, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”385388″]Wish the Indians and Twins would just make the cream unis the full time home unis[/quote]

    Indeed they should. Simple, timeless, and awesome.

  • interlockingtc | April 13, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    The greatest logo of all time resurfaces…

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

    Thank you, Matthew Hackethal.

  • Dave R | April 13, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    At least Georgia State erred on the conservative side.

  • Bernard | April 13, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”385383″]I thought we agreed the VT unis were to be referred to as “Sangria Sunrise” :)

    Seriously, a terrific installment today with amazing features on two of the world’s most important stadia: long live the wonderful memories of the Igloo and the Astrodome. Architectural marvels that should REMAIN standing forever.

    Quick: name two movies filmed at the Igloo?[/quote]

    Sudden Death
    She’s Out of My League

  • Rob | April 13, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”385371″]And speaking of the old Astrodome scoreboard, here’s the last time the Astrodome Home Run Spectacular was played in 1988 before it was torn out to expand for the Oilers.[/quote]

    Of course the ironic thing is they expand the Dome for the Oilers, and the Oilers are gone in less than 10 years. Sad.

  • Dwayne | April 13, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    Those Potomac State College jerseys look good.

    Too bad that they ruin the look with those hideous pants.

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    We’d don’t think striped stirrups with a Tequila Sunrise jersey isn’t just a tad busy?
    http://www.hokiespor...

    Sheesh. Pick one or other.

    Oh, I forgot. If some stripes are good, more must automatically be even better.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”385389″][quote comment=”385388″]Wish the Indians and Twins would just make the cream unis the full time home unis[/quote]

    Indeed they should. Simple, timeless, and awesome.[/quote]

    Only reason I wouldn’t agree on the Twins is that their regular homes are a good looking uni (won two W-S in them, too) and they deserve to be seen in the sunshine for a change. At least for this year. Next year, yeah, would love to see them go to the cream ’61s full time.

    Actually, the new roads are better counterpart to them than they are to the regular homes.

    —Ricko

  • pru | April 13, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”385391″]At least Georgia State erred on the conservative side.[/quote]

    That’s undoubtedly because Bill Curry is the head coach. There aren’t many more “old school” coaches than him.
    I’d say the helmet logo and double stack name have to do with building name recognition for a new program.

  • Chris in Nashville | April 13, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”385386″]Is Couples sockless?[/quote]

    Yes, he is sockless. He said he doesn’t wear socks with tennis shoes or his new golf shoes.

  • Rob | April 13, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    those scoreboard animations woulda been worth the price for admission alone.

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”385397″][quote comment=”385391″]At least Georgia State erred on the conservative side.[/quote]

    That’s undoubtedly because Bill Curry is the head coach. There aren’t many more “old school” coaches than him.
    I’d say the helmet logo and double stack name have to do with building name recognition for a new program.[/quote]

    Also a good bet they don’t have a budget that’s exactly huge, either.
    And pretty sure they aren’t a big name being chased by the Nikes of the world offering lots of freebies to get them signed to a deal.

    —Ricko

  • Chris Hilf | April 13, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    Maybe Mars High School isn’t red because Moon Area High School, also in the Pittsburgh area, already has

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”385395″]We’d don’t think striped stirrups with a Tequila Sunrise jersey isn’t just a tad busy?
    http://www.hokiespor...

    Sheesh. Pick one or other.

    Oh, I forgot. If some stripes are good, more must automatically be even better.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And, yes, I know the first navy stirrups with the Astros’ Tequila Sunrise jerseys DID have stripes. But they were derivative of the Sunrise striping, not a pattern from…I dunno, somewhere else.

    Don’t think a single Astro player wore his socks-pants so they showed, though, making it a detail seriously lost to uni history.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.

  • Aaron | April 13, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    Not really a uniform issue, but more of a complaint from a grump: Once we have solved all uniform issues in the world, can we please work on eliminating the dumb collegiate baseball home run celebration routine of taking the helmet off and clanking it with your teammate as you walk across the plate? Is that too much to ask?

    http://www.hokiespor...

    That’s it for now, I need to go chase the kids off my lawn.

  • James Hayden | April 13, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    Went up to Hagerstown, MD to catch the Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws (low A SAL/Phil) at Suns (Wash). I noted that the ENTIRE BlueClaws team from the manager down had their socks exposed to the perfect height (a couple inches below the knees, give-or-take) – it would have been a victory for stirrup nation, but they were wearing socks. Still it was nice to see a total lack of ‘jammies on an entire team…

    (oh – and, naturally, my dumb-ass forgot to bring my camera this time)

  • Steve | April 13, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    MetsPolice.com had a big article on Mets uniforms…..

    http://metspolice.co...

  • Steve | April 13, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    Anybody see this?

    The Monday morning after the Masters, Phil was still in the green jacket, at a Krispy Kreme drive thru…

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Seth H | April 13, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    “Sudden Death
    “She’s Out of My League”

    How could you possibly leave out “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh”?

  • scott | April 13, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”385405″]Went up to Hagerstown, MD to catch the Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws (low A SAL/Phil) at Suns (Wash). I noted that the ENTIRE BlueClaws team from the manager down had their socks exposed to the perfect height (a couple inches below the knees, give-or-take) – it would have been a victory for stirrup nation, but they were wearing socks. Still it was nice to see a total lack of ‘jammies on an entire team…

    (oh – and, naturally, my dumb-ass forgot to bring my camera this time)[/quote]

    That’s fairly typical in the minor leagues. The Phillies must be one of those organizations that require their minor leaguers to show sock/ stirrup.

  • Ryan | April 13, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    Didn’t the ticker last week mention something about a possible Utah Jazz uni announcement today?

  • Bernard | April 13, 2010 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”385402″][quote comment=”385395″]We’d don’t think striped stirrups with a Tequila Sunrise jersey isn’t just a tad busy?
    http://www.hokiespor...

    Sheesh. Pick one or other.

    Oh, I forgot. If some stripes are good, more must automatically be even better.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And, yes, I know the first navy stirrups with the Astros’ Tequila Sunrise jerseys DID have stripes. But they were derivative of the Sunrise striping, not a pattern from…I dunno, somewhere else.

    Don’t think a single Astro player wore his socks-pants so they showed, though, making it a detail seriously lost to uni history.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Kinda what I was getting at in comment #14. Two great tastes that don’t really taste great together.

  • Ry Co 40 | April 13, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”385392″][quote comment=”385383″]I thought we agreed the VT unis were to be referred to as “Sangria Sunrise” :)

    Seriously, a terrific installment today with amazing features on two of the world’s most important stadia: long live the wonderful memories of the Igloo and the Astrodome. Architectural marvels that should REMAIN standing forever.

    Quick: name two movies filmed at the Igloo?[/quote]

    Sudden Death
    She’s Out of My League[/quote]

    lol
    “one from the heart”
    “against the odds”

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”385409″][quote comment=”385405″]Went up to Hagerstown, MD to catch the Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws (low A SAL/Phil) at Suns (Wash). I noted that the ENTIRE BlueClaws team from the manager down had their socks exposed to the perfect height (a couple inches below the knees, give-or-take) – it would have been a victory for stirrup nation, but they were wearing socks. Still it was nice to see a total lack of ‘jammies on an entire team…

    (oh – and, naturally, my dumb-ass forgot to bring my camera this time)[/quote]

    That’s fairly typical in the minor leagues. The Phillies must be one of those organizations that require their minor leaguers to show sock/ stirrup.[/quote]

    Has little to do with with preserving a “look” (much as we’d probably like to believe it does).

    More like, “All I need is your waist size, kid. 36? Okay, here are your pants and your socks. Wear ’em.”

    Is about logistics and budget. Cheaper to stock scads of off-the rack socks and pants than deal with all those differing inseam lengths…what with players moving up and down the farm system ladder and all.

    Sorta like if you get arrested, don’t expect them to worry too much about you getting the proper inseam on your orange jumpsuit. Ain’t gonna happen.

    —Ricko

  • ScottyM | April 13, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    Exactly, Seth. Good call.

    “Fish” actually has a scene where they open the roof and the team descends in a hot air balloon.

    Truly one of the great sports movies of all time!

  • Jim BC | April 13, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”385385″][quote comment=”385384″]Too good for the ticker …

    Was the old NHL logo used on purpose (since it was highlighting old-time images)?[/quote]

    Yes.[/quote]
    … and it should be used more often. Way better than the current one. WAY better.

  • Squiddie | April 13, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    This turned up on Deadspin. The National Post on the trend of Liberians wearing hockey jerseys.

    It’s Hockey Night in Liberia.

    The story includes a photo gallery.

  • Bob Loblaw | April 13, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”385386″]Is Couples sockless?[/quote]
    ‘Peds’ or ankle lengths I believe!

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”385378″]great lede today…appreciate the follow up

    still surprised no one on the field or in the dugout caught the error; while not as egregious as the ‘natinals’ error last summer, it’s still something you’d think someone would notice, even if not the player

    ~~~~

    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?[/quote]

    I unnerstan’ the question. But I’ll be a smartass, anyway.

    Possibly all-gold Padres, all-black (or all-gold) Pirates, all-red Indians and (longshots for the fourth) all-burgundy Phillies or all-orange Orioles.

    Doubt it ever happened, though.

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | April 13, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”385382″]When did Rod Carew go to prison? At least they let him get lots of visitors.
    http://sports.espn.g...
    jajajaja…

    I thought it was Koosman that went to the the big house. *scratching head*

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    Or other Padre or Pirate combinations sans white, of course.

    —Ricko

  • Gleeson Blue | April 13, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    RE: Georgia State’s Threads: huh?

    Head Coach Bill Curry has moved through schools and franchises that have landmark unis (Packers, Colts, Rams, Oilers, Bama, Ga. Tech…and for a brief moment, he had Kentucky’s unis in a desirable space — thin stripe, demure K, “Black Watch” helmet stripe and K accents for defensive standouts). How could he let this happen? These are not Varsity (www.thevarsity.com) worthy!

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    US Census shirts and hats – Made In The USA!!!

    … or not …

    http://www.suntimes....

  • Andy | April 13, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”385381″]Justin Duchscherer needs a thinner font for his NOB.

    If I had 11 letters ni my surname, I’d be angling to be traded to a number-only-jersey team ASAP. Few teams bother to make thin fonts anymore.[/quote]

    Based on that photo, the letters in his name are of a lighter line wight (compare to BARTON, thicker green letters), which is ass-ugly and cheap-looking. That sort of inconsistency is unacceptable at this level. The letters themselves appear to be the same width, so I can’t figure out why they would be lighter in weight. If the width of the letters were narrower, due to the longer name, then the lighter weight would make sense in order to open up the tight letterforms, but I can’t figure it out as is.

  • Andy | April 13, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”385425″][quote comment=”385381″]Justin Duchscherer needs a thinner font for his NOB.

    If I had 11 letters ni my surname, I’d be angling to be traded to a number-only-jersey team ASAP. Few teams bother to make thin fonts anymore.[/quote]

    Based on that photo, the letters in his name are of a lighter line wight (compare to BARTON, thicker green letters), which is ass-ugly and cheap-looking. That sort of inconsistency is unacceptable at this level. The letters themselves appear to be the same width, so I can’t figure out why they would be lighter in weight. If the width of the letters were narrower, due to the longer name, then the lighter weight would make sense in order to open up the tight letterforms, but I can’t figure it out as is.[/quote]

    Actually, check out the ‘S’ way over on the left side of the catcher’s jersey. It looks as is that ‘S’ is wider than Duchscherer’s, which would indicate that Duch has narrower lettering and would explain the lighter weight of them.

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”385420″][quote]
    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?[/quote]

    I unnerstan’ the question. But I’ll be a smartass, anyway.

    Possibly all-gold Padres, all-black (or all-gold) Pirates, all-red Indians and (longshots for the fourth) all-burgundy Phillies or all-orange Orioles.

    Doubt it ever happened, though.[/quote]

    thought aboot it too before i asked the question…and by full uni obviously i was meaning (like you unnerstood) matching pants and jerseys

    phillies wore, i believe, the “saturday night specials” once; o’s, i believe we ascertained, wore the orange unis a total of 4 times over a 2 year period (maybe only 3)…so, that would leave the pirates, a’s (all gold), indians (bloodclots), pods (mustard)…did the chisox ever wear the all-dark liesure suits at home? and during that time, the giants didn’t have a cream uni, right?

    not sure if any of those years even jive, much less them all being home and wearing them at the same time…so i’d have to say that yesterday (with 4 non-white home unis) was a first

    i suppose we could have a five-fecta on a sunday afternoon if all four teams from yesterday plus the mets are at home

  • Mark in Shiga | April 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”385426″][quote comment=”385425″][quote comment=”385381″]Justin Duchscherer needs a thinner font for his NOB.

    If I had 11 letters ni my surname, I’d be angling to be traded to a number-only-jersey team ASAP. Few teams bother to make thin fonts anymore.[/quote]

    Based on that photo, the letters in his name are of a lighter line wight (compare to BARTON, thicker green letters), which is ass-ugly and cheap-looking. That sort of inconsistency is unacceptable at this level. The letters themselves appear to be the same width, so I can’t figure out why they would be lighter in weight. If the width of the letters were narrower, due to the longer name, then the lighter weight would make sense in order to open up the tight letterforms, but I can’t figure it out as is.[/quote]

    Actually, check out the ‘S’ way over on the left side of the catcher’s jersey. It looks as is that ‘S’ is wider than Duchscherer’s, which would indicate that Duch has narrower lettering and would explain the lighter weight of them.[/quote]

    That’s a good find; I didn’t even see that. It looks like his number has been shifted down a bit too, to accommodate his name.

    But Oakland does have a thin/condensed font that looks good on long-named players. They should be using that one for Duch, if you ask me.

    Japanese teams sometimes have three different NOB weights; one extra-fat one for surnames up to four letters, one normal one, and one thin one for long names (which rarely exceed 10 letters). The “fat” one can have extra space between the letters so that short names take up more space. I’ve only ever seen one major leaguer who did this, and that was Brewers pitcher Scott Karl #42 in the ’90s; can’t find an image though.

    (Come to think of it, there are three different number weights too. Single-digit players get extra-wide numbers! The Hanshin Tigers have stopped using extra-wide numbers recently, but you can see the extra-thin ones here. Contrast #32 Kuji’s “normal” NOB with #106 Kase’s wide-spaced one here.)

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    Any other stadia with urinal troughs? If so, this info could be useful to you, too!

    http://www.chicagotr...

  • David | April 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    The picture of Eugenio Velez looks like it’s a screen capture from a video game. The blank look on his face, the somewhat unnatural position of his arm … of course, video game developers would have gotten the spelling right, right?

    In fact … I have stared it for quite some time, and I’m still not convinced it’s a real-life picture.

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”385430″]The picture of Eugenio Velez looks like it’s a screen capture from a video game. The blank look on his face, the somewhat unnatural position of his arm … of course, video game developers would have gotten the spelling right, right?

    In fact … I have stared it for quite some time, and I’m still not convinced it’s a real-life picture.[/quote]

    I’d had the same thought when I first saw that picture!

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”385430″]The picture of Eugenio Velez looks like it’s a screen capture from a video game. The blank look on his face, the somewhat unnatural position of his arm … of course, video game developers would have gotten the spelling right, right?

    In fact … I have stared it for quite some time, and I’m still not convinced it’s a real-life picture.[/quote]

    it is a screen grab…but it’s not from a video game

    does this look fake too?

    just weren’t a lot of photos (in fact, none of the players nor coaches/equipment guys, etc. even noticed)…so that(the heder pic) is a screen grab (most likely) from a game feed

  • chris s | April 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    Great way to highlight the unsung heroes of sports writing — AP beat writers.
    Not only do they not travel with their home teams (unless they make it to their title rounds), they have to cover all of the pro and major college sports teams in their area.
    So for a place like Boston, an AP sports writer could cover the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots in a single weekend.

  • Matthew Robins | April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    Oh Majestic…will you ever?

    http://store.majesti...

  • pflava | April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    I miss that old Astrodome scoreboard. My friends and I went to many, many Stros games in the $4 bleacher seats, right underneath the scoreboard. On the rare occasion there actually was a home run, it was spectacular. Removing in in 1989 was a travesty (thanks, Bud Adams!).

    Also, what a glorious day it must have been yesterday in the Twin Cities. That park looks fantastic, especially with the home team in those glorious throwbacks! They can’t possibly make those the full time home uni’s soon enough.

  • bill | April 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?

  • bill | April 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”385404″]Not really a uniform issue, but more of a complaint from a grump: Once we have solved all uniform issues in the world, can we please work on eliminating the dumb collegiate baseball home run celebration routine of taking the helmet off and clanking it with your teammate as you walk across the plate? Is that too much to ask?

    A fastball at the chin of the next batter might curtail the helmet clanking celebrations.

  • Andy | April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”385436″]Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?[/quote]

    Just a guess, but probably to avoid nicks, cuts, burns, bumps and bruises that inevitably come with the territory of camping in a basketball lane.

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”385436″]Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?[/quote]

    To avoid injury from being elbowed by the other players of his era?

  • JimV19 | April 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”385403″][quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.[/quote]

    No problems here as well. I wouldn’t buy a replica, but I’d wear that if given to me.

  • totc | April 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”385407″]Anybody see this?

    The Monday morning after the Masters, Phil was still in the green jacket, at a Krispy Kreme drive thru…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I think it is his one “stunt” before he returns the blazer back to the member’s room (similar to drinking out of the Stanley Cup or something).

  • JAson | April 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...

  • rpm | April 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    great post today, as it was yesterday i might add.

    mr doyle~
    i see you favour the ice~o~matic by rival, i do as well.

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.

  • rpm | April 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    minor league ploy by a minor league organization with a minor league team. the aO’s are en embarrassment to charm city and all who love her.

  • traxel | April 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”385440″][quote comment=”385403″][quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.[/quote]

    No problems here as well. I wouldn’t buy a replica, but I’d wear that if given to me.[/quote]
    Then you can join us in the nutz club.

  • traxel | April 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”385436″]Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?[/quote]
    Kneepads aren’t the most comfortable things so in game off situations it is common to pull them down.

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    But, gosh, JTH, it’s like…a theme.

    Not to mention a great place for county escapees to hide out unnoticed for a few hours. Have a few beers, catch a ballgame, then get back to the whole “saw off the handcuffs” business.

    —Ricko

  • Wollen1 | April 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

    Thanks for putting up your hockey scrapbook Jake. Love seeing those old 1930’s sweaters.

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”385447″][quote comment=”385436″]Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?[/quote]
    Kneepads aren’t the most comfortable things so in game off situations it is common to pull them down.[/quote]
    Good thought, Ben. But he would wear pads that were below the knee while playing in games as well.

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”385446″][quote comment=”385440″][quote comment=”385403″][quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.[/quote]

    No problems here as well. I wouldn’t buy a replica, but I’d wear that if given to me.[/quote]
    Then you can join us in the nutz club.[/quote]

    How ’bout here we tally those NOT in it.
    (shorter list, less work)

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”385450″][quote comment=”385447″][quote comment=”385436″]Anyone know why Wilt wore pads on his shins?[/quote]
    Kneepads aren’t the most comfortable things so in game off situations it is common to pull them down.[/quote]
    Good thought, Ben. But he would wear pads that were below the knee while playing in games as well.[/quote]

    Also, at least later in his career, Wilt wore rubber bands around his wrists.
    Hey, everybody’s got a trademark.
    Sometimes, that’s all there is to the answer.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    Vida Blue pitched with two dimes in one of his back pockets.
    For “20 wins”.

    Okay, not exactly a trademark…but sometimes there aren’t technical reasons for things.

    –Ricko

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”385451″][quote comment=”385446″][quote comment=”385440″][quote comment=”385403″][quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.[/quote]

    No problems here as well. I wouldn’t buy a replica, but I’d wear that if given to me.[/quote]
    Then you can join us in the nutz club.[/quote]

    How ’bout here we tally those NOT in it.
    (shorter list, less work)[/quote]

    (slams $20 down on the counter)

    I’m out!

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”385453″]Vida Blue pitched with two dimes in one of his back pockets.
    For “20 wins”.

    Okay, not exactly a trademark…but sometimes there aren’t technical reasons for things.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Didn’t Tim Raines have a similar trademark?

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”385454″][quote comment=”385451″][quote comment=”385446″][quote comment=”385440″][quote comment=”385403″][quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]
    You’re nutz.

    So that means I am as well. I don’t have a problem with them, either.[/quote]

    No problems here as well. I wouldn’t buy a replica, but I’d wear that if given to me.[/quote]
    Then you can join us in the nutz club.[/quote]

    How ’bout here we tally those NOT in it.
    (shorter list, less work)[/quote]

    (slams $20 down on the counter)

    I’m out![/quote]

    Still got JFK, Jr. on your mind?
    Too bad.

  • Bob Loblaw | April 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”385453″]Vida Blue pitched with two dimes in one of his back pockets.
    For “20 wins”.

    Okay, not exactly a trademark…but sometimes there aren’t technical reasons for things.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Perhaps Vida was thinking ahead for the possible ‘on-mound’ arrest? thus he’d have sufficient change for the obligatory call home and to the barrister???

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”385457″][quote comment=”385453″]Vida Blue pitched with two dimes in one of his back pockets.
    For “20 wins”.

    Okay, not exactly a trademark…but sometimes there aren’t technical reasons for things.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Perhaps Vida was thinking ahead for the possible ‘on-mound’ arrest? thus he’d have sufficient change for the obligatory call home and to the barrister???[/quote]

    If we slam all time periods together maybe we could say he wanted to be sure he could give Patrick Kane his change.

    —Ricko

  • Carl | April 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    Super nit-picky entry of the day – the statue of Puckett has his name on back. Didn’t that pose come from an era of Twins jerseys without names on back? Ricko?

    I too, have to go yell at the kids to get off my lawn.

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”385455″][quote comment=”385453″]Vida Blue pitched with two dimes in one of his back pockets.
    For “20 wins”.

    Okay, not exactly a trademark…but sometimes there aren’t technical reasons for things.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Didn’t Tim Raines have a similar trademark?[/quote]

    you can see the outline in the litho

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”385459″]Super nit-picky entry of the day – the statue of Puckett has his name on back. Didn’t that pose come from an era of Twins jerseys without names on back? Ricko?

    I too, have to go yell at the kids to get off my lawn.[/quote]

    In the pictures I can find, they did appear nameless at the time. I have to say, I wouldn’t know if was Kirby by the face, but #34 for the Twins should leave very little doubt!!!

    http://www.startribu...

    http://www.shamaspor...

  • markw | April 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”385378″]great lede today…appreciate the follow up

    still surprised no one on the field or in the dugout caught the error; while not as egregious as the ‘natinals’ error last summer, it’s still something you’d think someone would notice, even if not the player

    ~~~~

    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?[/quote]
    Why is that not as egregious as the Nationals problem last year? Is a transposition of letters less egregious than just skipping a letter?

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”385462″][quote comment=”385378″]great lede today…appreciate the follow up

    still surprised no one on the field or in the dugout caught the error; while not as egregious as the ‘natinals’ error last summer, it’s still something you’d think someone would notice, even if not the player

    ~~~~

    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?[/quote]
    Why is that not as egregious as the Nationals problem last year? Is a transposition of letters less egregious than just skipping a letter?[/quote]

    two starters on the nats…one bench player on the giants…

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”385463″][quote comment=”385462″][quote comment=”385378″]great lede today…appreciate the follow up

    still surprised no one on the field or in the dugout caught the error; while not as egregious as the ‘natinals’ error last summer, it’s still something you’d think someone would notice, even if not the player

    ~~~~

    btw…yesterday featured 4 teams wearing cream uniforms — giants, indians, phillies and twins (the mets, fortunately, did not play)…

    is this the first time in the doubleknit era we’ve had four home teams wearing full uniforms that weren’t white?[/quote]
    Why is that not as egregious as the Nationals problem last year? Is a transposition of letters less egregious than just skipping a letter?[/quote]

    two starters on the nats…one bench player on the giants…[/quote]

    Plus, with the special wordmark of the Natinals, the error should have been obvious while putting the jersey together. With SF, all letters stand identically.

  • duker | April 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”385445″][quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    minor league ploy by a minor league organization with a minor league team. the aO’s are en embarrassment to charm city and all who love her.[/quote]

    From one die-hard to another, I agree with the embarrassment part. But why not try an mix it up? T-shirt Tuesday is only once a month.

  • JimWa | April 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    Sad story with a headline that looks to come right out of the Weekly World News:

    Angels witness man jump to death at NYC hotel

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

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”385461″][quote comment=”385459″]Super nit-picky entry of the day – the statue of Puckett has his name on back. Didn’t that pose come from an era of Twins jerseys without names on back? Ricko?

    I too, have to go yell at the kids to get off my lawn.[/quote]

    In the pictures I can find, they did appear nameless at the time. I have to say, I wouldn’t know if was Kirby by the face, but #34 for the Twins should leave very little doubt!!!

    http://www.startribu...

    http://www.shamaspor...

    No NOB in Game 6, 1992.
    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Honestly not sure exactly what year they finally did add them to the Homes (whether was before or after Puckett had to retire, that is).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”385466″]Sad story with a headline that looks to come right out of the Weekly World News:

    Angels witness man jump to death at NYC hotel

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

    Man, I hope that wasn’t an Oriole fan embarrassed about them wearing the orange BP jerseys.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”385467″]

    No NOB in Game 6, 1992.
    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Honestly not sure exactly what year they finally did add them to the Homes (whether was before or after Puckett had to retire, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well, that pic was from 1991, but according to this page the twinks didn’t add home NOBs until mid-1996

  • Nick | April 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”385387″]Call me nutz but the Georgia State unis aren’t that bad. They need a tweak or two but I don’t see what’s so horrid.
    The bad: Helmet logo is BORING, need a double blue stripe on the socks (wait a minute, is that just the white maniquin legs?), and the name on the road white is an odd double stacker.
    The good: I like the larger old school team name on the blue jersey instead of the now popular tiny font that is mostly unreadable from 10 feet away. The sleeve stripes seem to be stopped intentionally helping the no-sleeve issue that normally looks awful, no rediculous piping or pants stripes or goofy fonts.
    Overall, while not flashy, I find them somewhat appealing.[/quote]

    Forgive me, but these Georgia State unis look like nothing better than what you might find on a shelf at Academy Sports or in a Kmart. The shade of Blue is Ok, but the pale Silver/grey (Vegas Grey?) is weak and no help at all. And that cookie-cutter school/team logo is just as pitiful as the other 79 schools that use the same cookie-cutter school/team logo.

    When was the last time a new program had good unis? I can’t remember. At least since the Tampa Bay Bucs Pewter Pants/Helmet. Maybe that was the last decent new uni.

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”385465″][quote comment=”385445″][quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    minor league ploy by a minor league organization with a minor league team. the aO’s are en embarrassment to charm city and all who love her.[/quote]

    From one die-hard to another, I agree with the embarrassment part. But why not try an mix it up? T-shirt Tuesday is only once a month.[/quote]
    Hey, floppy hat day is coming up. Maybe they should mix it up by wearing these on the field. Looks like they’re reversible, too. They can flip ’em between innings to mix it up even more.

    Oh, Little League day is coming up. Maybe they should dress like little leaguers that day. Oh, wait. They’re already doing that tonight.

  • Nick | April 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    Forgive me again, but the new Virginia football unis are also less than mediocre.

    Orange/Navy can be a good combo to use. Any imagination at all could go a long way in making it look good. These new UVA unis are wretchedly plain, unoriginal, and succeed in making an exciting set of colors look like funeral clothes.

  • Carl | April 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”385469″][quote comment=”385467″]

    No NOB in Game 6, 1992.
    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Honestly not sure exactly what year they finally did add them to the Homes (whether was before or after Puckett had to retire, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well, that pic was from 1991, but according to this page the twinks didn’t add home NOBs until mid-1996[/quote]

    …and Puckett didn’t partake in the 1996 season. Hmm…sounds a little like the Ernie Davis statue.

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”385473″][quote comment=”385469″][quote comment=”385467″]

    No NOB in Game 6, 1992.
    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Honestly not sure exactly what year they finally did add them to the Homes (whether was before or after Puckett had to retire, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well, that pic was from 1991, but according to this page the twinks didn’t add home NOBs until mid-1996[/quote]

    …and Puckett didn’t partake in the 1996 season. Hmm…sounds a little like the Ernie Davis statue.[/quote]
    Am I correct in thinking that the statue is based on this moment in Twins history?

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.

  • Doug in GA | April 13, 2010 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”385441″][quote comment=”385407″]Anybody see this?

    The Monday morning after the Masters, Phil was still in the green jacket, at a Krispy Kreme drive thru…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    I think it is his one “stunt” before he returns the blazer back to the member’s room (similar to drinking out of the Stanley Cup or something).[/quote]

    Nope, TOTC. The current champion is the only one allowed to take his green jacket off the grounds, and only while he is the current champion. Starting at next year’s event, he has to leave it in the Champion’s Locker Room, as does the membership having to leave their jackets in their lockers when they are not onsite.

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”385474″][quote comment=”385473″][quote comment=”385469″][quote comment=”385467″]

    No NOB in Game 6, 1992.
    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Honestly not sure exactly what year they finally did add them to the Homes (whether was before or after Puckett had to retire, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    well, that pic was from 1991, but according to this page the twinks didn’t add home NOBs until mid-1996[/quote]

    …and Puckett didn’t partake in the 1996 season. Hmm…sounds a little like the Ernie Davis statue.[/quote]
    Am I correct in thinking that the statue is based on this moment in Twins history?

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.[/quote]

    nice!

  • rpm | April 13, 2010 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”385465″][quote comment=”385445″][quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    minor league ploy by a minor league organization with a minor league team. the aO’s are en embarrassment to charm city and all who love her.[/quote]

    From one die-hard to another, I agree with the embarrassment part. But why not try an mix it up? T-shirt Tuesday is only once a month.[/quote]

    let’s just hope for a win. i ump tonight so i don’t have to see it, which i can’t do anyway since i only have the mlb radio package. all the uniforms sound the same on the radio.

    shut it james.

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”385477″][quote comment=”385465″][quote comment=”385445″][quote comment=”385444″][quote comment=”385442″]Just got a tweet that the Orioles will wear their orange BP tops tonight to match the orange t-shirt they’re handing out

    http://baltimore.ori...
    That’s idiotic on so many levels.[/quote]

    minor league ploy by a minor league organization with a minor league team. the aO’s are en embarrassment to charm city and all who love her.[/quote]

    From one die-hard to another, I agree with the embarrassment part. But why not try an mix it up? T-shirt Tuesday is only once a month.[/quote]

    let’s just hope for a win. i ump tonight so i don’t have to see it, which i can’t do anyway since i only have the mlb radio package. all the uniforms sound the same on the radio.

    shut it james.[/quote]
    Take a bath, hippie.

  • mmwatkin | April 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm |

    Was it really necessary for the Yankees to put the Inaugural Season at Yankee Stadium logo on their rings?

  • JimV19 | April 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    The Yinzers have no doubt seen this already, but for the rest of you, Plum High School TV production students put together a video to cheer on the Penguins. Lots of jerseys on display, including a tribute to Lemieux and Jagr at the beginning:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, some of the players have seen it and were impressed. It just so happens the song the students chose is one the Pens play in the locker room before games.

  • rpm | April 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm |

    in my best father from breaking away refund voice…
    hippie?!!!!! hippie?!!! hiiipie?!!!

  • austin | April 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm |

    Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….

  • Mike Engle | April 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”385482″]Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….[/quote]
    That sound you just heard is Teebz prepping his guns and firing up the Teebz-mobile to drive down from Winnipeg to Glendale for some vigilante justice.

  • Lutter | April 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm |

    Anyone else watching the Dodgers/D-Bags game notice Chris Snyder wearing a helmet with no decal?

  • Squiddie | April 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”385481″]in my best father from breaking away refund voice…
    hippie?!!!!! hippie?!!! hiiipie?!!![/quote]

    The amazing Paul Dooley brought to you through the magic of YouTube.

    To stay on topic, there are some great cycling jerseys (including the Brooklyn team) in this 10 minute clip from Hell of the North.

  • Marcus Hall from Baltimore | April 13, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  • Jake | April 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”385449″]Thanks for putting up your hockey scrapbook Jake. Love seeing those old 1930’s sweaters.[/quote]

    Believe me the pleasure was mine. Thanks for looking.
    Jake

  • Marcus Hall from Baltimore | April 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  • Jake | April 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”385443″]great post today, as it was yesterday i might add.

    mr doyle~
    i see you favour the ice~o~matic by rival, i do as well.[/quote]

    That’s wonderful! The ice-o-matic is fantastic! It belonged to my grandfather and it still functions perfectly.

  • scott | April 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”385488″]Dem O’s wearing batting practice jerseys during the game[/quote]

    A game story on USA Today says the Orioles previously wore their BP jerseys in a game in 2008.

  • James Craven | April 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”385483″][quote comment=”385482″]”Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….”[/quote]
    “That sound you just heard is [s]Teebz[/s] the entire city of Winnipeg prepping [s]his[/s] their guns to drive down from Winnipeg to Glendale for some vigilante justice.”[/quote]
    /Fix’d.

  • James Craven | April 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”385483″][quote comment=”385482″]”Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….”[/quote]
    “That sound you just heard is Teebz the entire city of Winnipeg prepping his their guns to drive down from Winnipeg to Glendale for some vigilante justice.”[/quote]
    /Refix’d.

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”385492″][quote comment=”385483″][quote comment=”385482″]”Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….”[/quote]
    “That sound you just heard is Teebz the entire city of Winnipeg prepping his their guns to drive down from Winnipeg to Glendale for some vigilante justice.”[/quote]
    /Refix’d.[/quote]

    Since Teebz doesn’t seem to be around, I’ll point out that he actually will be the first to tell you Winnipeg isn’t an NHL town, and that it never had a prayer of holding onto the Jets.

    What irks him, I think, is that they went to Phoenix, where the appreciation level is so low.

    At least that’s what I get from conversations we’ve had.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm |

    So…

    Anyone else besides me really miss the Braves on TBS?

    Don’t know if they’re even playing right now, but I think of them on nights like tonight.

    I suppose if you have MLB Network it’s no big deal, but sure was nice when WGN and TBS were a good bet for a ballgame on any given day/night.

    —Ricko

  • pflava | April 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”385494″]So…

    Anyone else besides me really miss the Braves on TBS?

    Don’t know if they’re even playing right now, but I think of them on nights like tonight.

    I suppose if you have MLB Network it’s no big deal, but sure was nice when WGN and TBS were a good bet for a ballgame on any given day/night.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Absolutely. I lived in Atlanta from ’78 to ’81, right at the time I started following baseball. I became a huge Braves fan, despite them sucking, and followed them for years on TBS after moving. RIP Skip Caray.

  • JimV19 | April 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”385488″]Dem O’s wearing batting practice jerseys during the game[/quote]

    I’d wear that!

  • JimV19 | April 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”385485″][quote comment=”385481″]in my best father from breaking away refund voice…
    hippie?!!!!! hippie?!!! hiiipie?!!![/quote]

    The amazing Paul Dooley brought to you through the magic of YouTube.[/quote]

    Sounds like Jim Mora…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Alec | April 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm |

    On those Georgia State jerseys, are the sleeves raglan?

    I never thought that simplicity could be so lame.

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”385491″][quote comment=”385483″][quote comment=”385482″]”Phoenix Coyotes calling for a white out for the playoffs….”[/quote]
    “That sound you just heard is Teebz the entire city of Winnipeg prepping his their guns to drive down from Winnipeg to Glendale for some vigilante justice.”[/quote]
    /Fix’d.[/quote]

    /html fail
    //fixed

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”385496″]
    I’d wear that![/quote]

    yes you would

  • JimV19 | April 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”385500″][quote comment=”385496″]
    I’d wear that![/quote]

    yes you would[/quote]

    Even though the suit makes a V for Vilk…I don’t think so…

  • Jay W | April 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |

    RE Mars High School…

    Wrap this one around your brain. In Illinois, when Greenville (blue and white) played Greenview (black and red), not a stitch of green to be found. (Alright it wasn’t athletics, but it was academic bowl and everyone had matching shirts).

  • JTH | April 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”385495″][quote comment=”385494″]So…

    Anyone else besides me really miss the Braves on TBS?

    Don’t know if they’re even playing right now, but I think of them on nights like tonight.

    I suppose if you have MLB Network it’s no big deal, but sure was nice when WGN and TBS were a good bet for a ballgame on any given day/night.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Absolutely. I lived in Atlanta from ’78 to ’81, right at the time I started following baseball. I became a huge Braves fan, despite them sucking, and followed them for years on TBS after moving. RIP Skip Caray.[/quote]
    May we please have a moment of silence for the Mets on WOR.

    Thank you.

  • LI Phil | April 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”385503″]May we please have a moment of silence for the Mets on WOR 2010 season.

    Thank you.[/quote]

    /dammit

  • interlockingtc | April 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”385495″][quote comment=”385494″]So…

    Anyone else besides me really miss the Braves on TBS?

    Don’t know if they’re even playing right now, but I think of them on nights like tonight.

    I suppose if you have MLB Network it’s no big deal, but sure was nice when WGN and TBS were a good bet for a ballgame on any given day/night.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Absolutely. I lived in Atlanta from ’78 to ’81, right at the time I started following baseball. I became a huge Braves fan, despite them sucking, and followed them for years on TBS after moving. RIP Skip Caray.[/quote]

    Yup. It was the Cubs on WGN with Jack Brickhoue and Lou Boudreau for the day game…then, at night, Skip Caray with the Braves on ‘TBS (or, WTBN before the name change).

    And because Minnesota had no basketball team at the time, I followed the woeful Hawks in the late ’70’s/early ’80’s thanks to TBS.

  • =bg= | April 14, 2010 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”385407″]Anybody see this?

    The Monday morning after the Masters, Phil was still in the green jacket, at a Krispy Kreme drive thru…

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Outstanding.

    PS Bulletin from The Bay Area:
    Matt Cain wearing last year’s home jersey tonight. Which looks just like this years.

    Except;
    the sleeve says BURNS on it for the owner who passed away last season.

    At least it doesn’t say GIANST on the front.

  • James P. | April 14, 2010 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”385486″]Baltimore Orioles wearing Batting Practice Jerseys during regular season game[/quote]

    And all to get out of a funk…looks like it worked.

  • A3 | April 14, 2010 at 12:28 am |

    WOW!
    Look what the Kane County Cougars (Oakland A’s Single A team) are selling in their team shop as a throwback:
    https://secure.kccou...

    all they have are XL and XXL but, that jersey is a beauty!

  • pk | April 14, 2010 at 7:47 am |

    So surprised no one has mentioned the Mark Penxa collection!!

    http://mpenxa.typepa...

    Some amazing pieces….though I hate the Devils, I love the Marty one

  • Steve | April 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm |

    Has anyone else ever noticed that the Numeral 7 on the penguins tv numbers is different than the 7 on the back of the jersey? havent noticed it with any of the other numbers besides 7..
    compare tv numbers: http://www.malkin-71...
    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    to back of jersey: http://assets.nydail...

  • Ben Fortney | April 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”385508″]WOW!
    Look what the Kane County Cougars (Oakland A’s Single A team) are selling in their team shop as a throwback:
    https://secure.kccou...

    all they have are XL and XXL but, that jersey is a beauty![/quote]

    Dare I say, they get it.