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There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 12

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Kudos yet again to Mike Hersh and Larry Wiederecht, who contributed several of the photos in this batch. Without further ado:

• I don’t think I recognize the patch on Ditka’s sweater. Anyone?

• Okay, so we all know baseball gloves used to be much smaller. But look at this shot of Paul Waner — instead of a glove, it just looks like his hand is a bit swollen.

• If only this procession of female thoroughbred racing jockeys had been shot in color!

• Here’s Fred Valentine of the Hawaii Islanders. Can anyone tell us more about that sleeve patch?

• Interesting hockey headwear here and again in this 1971 shot.

• And speaking of college hockey, check out these contrasting, drop-down NOBs! That’s Michigan Tech, from 1975.

• So many interesting things in this 1969 shot: Ken Harrelson’s NickNOB, the Tribe’s chest-positioned MLB centennial patch, Jose Cardenal’s low-flying NOB (because his name was too long to fit across the higher, narrower part of his vest), the rather clunky uni number on the back of Harrelson’s helmet, and the extra strip of fabric that’s been added to Harrelson’s stirrups, à la Frank Robinson.

• Here’s another shot of Harrelson. The mismatched footwear is explained in the caption.

• I like this shot of Joe McCarthy being introduced as the Cubs’ manager. The caption explains that he “intends to wear” the uniform — no small matter, because he had sometimes worn civvies for his previous managerial gigs.

• Interesting to see a Detroit Lions player with a Tigers-style old English “D” logo. That shot’s from 1955.

• At first glance, this shot just seems like a mish-mash. But it’s actually pretty fascinating — look how close the two team benches and the fans were to each other.

Best rookie hazing photo ever, from 1957. That’s Joe Perry at far right; the other players are unidentified.

• You’ve probably heard about Jimmy Piersal running the bases backwards after hitting his 100th home run, and here’s a photo of it. Note that Piersal’s and Tim Harkness’s batting helmets appear to be flocked, which is a major news flash for me — didn’t realize the Mets had ever worn flocked lids. (And here’s one more shot of Piersal, just for fun.)

• Shea Stadium — before and after? The dome never happened, of course (in part because William Shea himself was opposed to it).

Uni Watch News Ticker: Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture from Super Bowl IX? Answer at the end of the Ticker. … Here’s something you don’t often see: the Cowboys’ draft board. “Looks like they used the old-school Seahawks and Falcons logos yet the Broncos and Rams logos are newer,” notes eagle-eyed Steve Hicks. … The old Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL apparently had some freaky-deeky see-thru pants. For further evidence, check out the thigh pads on this lineman (as submitted by Bill Kellick, who also spotted Troy Thomas of the Pittsburgh Maulers going FNOB) … Excellent article about the Cardinals’ uni numbers (big thanks to Taylor Ericson). … The DH in a National League park? Yup. Although the Jays will technically be the home team, it’s not yet clear whether they’ll wear their home uniforms for this series. … More chatter about Maryland possibly wearing gold jerseys for their season opener, but I’ll believe it when I see it (with thanks to Steve Hoyle). … Lots of new NBA logos have supposedly been leaked. Aside from the Warriors and Jazz marks, which are definitely similar to prototypes I’ve previously seen, I don’t know for sure how many of these are legit. … In a related item, Jazz owner Greg Miller is holding one of the team’s new jeseys, folded up, in this photo. As you can barely see, the trim is green, yellow, and purple (with thanks to Trent Knaphus). … “I was at Nike for an informational interview yesterday at the John McEnroe Building,” says Jeremy Brahm. “They had some memorabilia there, including the ‘McEnroe’ socks that he wore in the 1980s. This is when he was sponsored by Sergio Tacchini for the apparel, but not the shoes. Just weird.” … Another high school athlete has been DQ’d on a quasi-uni-related technicality, which means columnists all over America will gnash their teeth for 24 hours or so and then we can all get on with our lives again. … Very odd softball uni being worn by the catcher in this photo. Looks like the jersey was designed to be worn untucked, and the pants have a little contrast-colored yoke panel with the team logo. Not good. The school is Burr & Burton Academy, from Vermont, and the maker’s mark on the pocket indicates that the company to blame for all of this is Boathouse Sports, which I’d never heard of before (very good find by Tris Wykes). … Dustin Pedroia has been going high-cuffed lately. … Idiocy on parade again in Baltimore, as the Orioles once again wore their BP jerseys to match the orange T-shirt they were giving away. … The Braves are going to retire Tom Glavine’s number. … Who’s that good-looking kid? It’s a young Michael Brethauer, wearing one of the jackets shown on this Sears catalog page. Love the miniature helmet buggies too, and there’s something endearingly simple about the slogan “NFL Happens!” … David Letterman asked Dallas Braden why he wears his cap brim so flat but somehow neglected to comment on the notch in his undershirt collar (with thanks to Matt Robins). … Okay, I don’t want to make light of a fatal plane crash, but that’s one groovy tail design. … Answer to the quiz at the top of the Ticker: The numeral on the left is upside-down (genius catch by Jim Mellett).

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Attention NYCers: My upstairs and downstairs neighbors and I are having a stoop sale this Saturday from 10:30am until 5pm, or until we all run out of crap to sell and/or beer to drink. The address is 671 DeGraw St., between 4th + 5th Aves., in Brooklyn. Rumors that I’ll be selling bootleg copies of Ricko’s scandalous porno animation of “Benchies” are almost completely unfounded, but I can confirm that there will be at least a few uni-related items for sale, along with lots of other cool stuff.

As all savvy stoop sale veterans know, a starting time of 10:30 means that the best stuff will already be gone by 10:00, because the annoying cutthroat shoppers invariably show up 45 minutes before the listed starting time and snap up all the good stuff while the sale is being set up. So if you’d like to be savvy but annoying, come early. But I reserve the right to double the tagged price on everything up until our official starting time.

If you ask nicely (read: buy some shit or bring some Yuengling), I may also provide tours of Uni Watch HQ, including a detailed look at the room in which I’m typing these very words — exciting! Well, maybe not. Or maybe yes, depending on how obsessed you are!

 

131 comments to There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 12

  • frankenslade | May 12, 2010 at 7:54 am |

    The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.

  • James Hayden | May 12, 2010 at 8:14 am |

    Uni-centric High School baseball article in yeterday’s local paper that caught my eye – so I thought I’d share:

    http://www.journal-n...

  • RS Rogers | May 12, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    The Hawaii Islanders patch appears to be the same as on this EFF jersey:

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    And that patch appears to be a glyph of King Kamehameha I.

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 8:42 am |

    HOLY #$%&*!! See that sign on the wall in the background of that hockey pic?
    http://farm5.static....

    That’s the St. Louis Eagles logo!
    http://www.sportslog...
    http://en.wikipedia....

    The team lasted one season in the NHL in 1934-35! No idea what jersey the player in the pic is wearing though. Looks like a blue Rangers sweater although that’s not the logo they had that year. Looked at the hockey database, thought it might be the NY Americans because of the stars, but it’s not them either. Any clue as to the player or team??

    -Jet

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    • I don’t think I recognize the patch on Ditka’s sweater. Anyone?

    i believe it’s this

    mike singletary retirement patch

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    These type of hockey helmets weren’t THAT unusual,
    http://farm5.static....,
    although the Minnesota Gophers player looks like his is two-colored, which is unusual.

    What’s way more interesting to me about this picture is the light-colored pants! The Gophers are maroon and gold but the jersey is obviously white because of the gold stripe on the waist – think the pants are gold??

    -Jet

    -Jet

  • Jeff | May 12, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    Here’s the patch on Ditka’s sweater:

    http://www.murfandpa...

  • Kevin G. | May 12, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    I’m pretty sure Ditka’s patch was for Mike Singletary, when he was retiring. That’s why there is a #50 on it, and you can see the sword going through the number for “Samurai Mike”. I believe they wore this patch at the end of the 1992 season.

  • ScottyM | May 12, 2010 at 8:54 am |

    Once again, Donald Sterling and his Clippers miss the opportunity to rebrand.

    There has never been a team in pro sports that so desperately needs a complete design overhaul.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 12, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”389815″]The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.[/quote]

    Unless the Jays wear their “home alt” jerseys:

    http://infieldfly.fi...

  • Mike D | May 12, 2010 at 9:06 am |

    Regarding the new NBA prototype logos, got to love how Golden State is getting away from the comic book character and reverting back to their old colors. Like to logo A LOT, very reminiscent to “The City” bridge design. Now if they could only bring those jerseys back…

  • War Damn Eagle | May 12, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    The Jays’ series with Philly is Fri-Sat-Sun, and they start a series in Cleveland on Monday that is part of a 7 game roadie that finishes in New York. They won’t be returning to Toronto for a week, so they’ll probably just pack the road unis and black alt, rather than take both their home and road unis. I think it would be neat to see the Jays wear white and the Phils wear gray at Citizen’s Bank, but it probably won’t happen.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2010 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”389815″]The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.[/quote]

    how (un)cool would it be to see the jays in their “home” powders against the phils in their throwback powders?

    could be the best (worst) game ever!

  • WFY | May 12, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    D’oh, no red, white and blue Wizards logo in those prototypes.

    They won’t be going back to Bullets.

  • The Jeff | May 12, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”389828″]D’oh, no red, white and blue Wizards logo in those prototypes.

    They won’t be going back to Bullets.[/quote]

    You didn’t actually expect that to happen did you?

    Heck, has any team ever changed names then changed back again? Reverting back to old team colors isn’t unheard of (see the Cavs, Pistons, 76ers, etc), but I can’t think of anyone that’s actually changed their name back.

  • Luther Mahoney | May 12, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    The Detroit Lions player in the 1955 photo is Joe Schmidt.

  • Eric | May 12, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    One of the most interesting things about that Bill Shea anti-dome article is how he talks about Boston getting a retractable dome stadium, which would have, I assume, replaced Fenway. Funny that Fenway is still there, but Shea, dome or no dome, is no longer.

    Me, I’m just waiting for the fans here in Minnesota to start whining about putting the Twins back under a dome. If our stadium history is any precursor, it will be about a decade before ownership tries to hold us up again.

  • LetsGoPens | May 12, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  • WFY | May 12, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    The Jeff:

    I’m convinced that part of Leonsis deal with Pollin was that the name not change. Leonsis will say that he respects Pollin so much that he would never change the name back.

  • Frank Mercogliano | May 12, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    The Cincinnati Red switched for a while to the Redlegs, and then switched back to the Reds. The Phillies I thought were the Robins or the Blue Jays for a year or two before switching back to the Phillies.

    Frank

  • Paul Lukas | May 12, 2010 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”389830″]has any team ever changed names then changed back again?[/quote]

    Reds.

    Yes, I know, that’s not quite the same thing. But still.

  • traxel | May 12, 2010 at 9:43 am |

    Wow, you city people sure do the stoop/yard/garage sale thing different than we do out here in land locked country. When we have a carport sale, we put an ad in the local paper and people show up before the sun. Doesn’t matter if you put 7 am or Noon in the ad. Really doesn’t matter the date either, they come two days early. Great way to clean out every spring though. We made 1,200 about a month ago. Would have been more if I hadn’t been there to rescue the stirrups my wife had “mistakenly” put out there.

  • Brad | May 12, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    “I’m pretty sure Ditka’s patch was for Mike Singletary, when he was retiring. That’s why there is a #50 on it, and you can see the sword going through the number for “Samurai Mike”. I believe they wore this patch at the end of the 1992 season.”

    Simply confirming the earlier posts including the one above, it is the Mike Singletary retirement patch worn at the end of the 1992 season and the photos in earlier posts are from the website of longtime equipment/jersey collector and retailer Murf Denny.

  • Chance Michaels | May 12, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”389835″]The Cincinnati Red switched for a while to the Redlegs, and then switched back to the Reds. The Phillies I thought were the Robins or the Blue Jays for a year or two before switching back to the Phillies.

    Frank[/quote]
    Not quite true – the Phillies adopted “Blue Jays” as a kind of secondary nickname, even adding a blue jay patch but never dropped “Phillies” – it always remained the team’s name.

  • Aram | May 12, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    When I ran high school track, I saw the flimsy jewelry DQ several times. A forgotten rubber band on the wrist of our star sprinter cost us a meet once.

    Never understood the rule, don’t get it, will never get it. The justification we were always told was that it could “distract” your opponents during a block start.

  • The Jeff | May 12, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”389841″]When I ran high school track, I saw the flimsy jewelry DQ several times. A forgotten rubber band on the wrist of our star sprinter cost us a meet once.

    Never understood the rule, don’t get it, will never get it. The justification we were always told was that it could “distract” your opponents during a block start.[/quote]

    Yeah… seems like a really stupid rule to me. I could see some legitimate safety concerns over anything loose and dangling maybe, but beyond that… yeah, stupid.

  • Chris Cafardi | May 12, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin!

  • socksmakesmehorny | May 12, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    I am pretty sure that the Ditka patch is from 1992 when Mike Singletary had retired

    http://www.murfandpa...

  • JTH | May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”389843″]So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin![/quote]
    Got a pic of the actual cap? That might help a bit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Anyone got a clue as to what the mystery patch is that Da Coach is wearing in that photo?

  • The Jeff | May 12, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”389845″]
    Got a pic of the actual cap? That might help a bit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Anyone got a clue as to what the mystery patch is that Da Coach is wearing in that photo?[/quote]

    Yeah, we need to see the hat logo to design around it.

    And I think the 50 patch is actually for Mike Ditka’s 50th birthday.

    /ducks

  • Kev29 | May 12, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    Re: Orioles BP jerseys – they used to have very nice orange alt jerseys

    http://www.mitchella...

    They should just switch back to them if they want to go orange.

  • Kev29 | May 12, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    And about those Wizards/Bullets questions above. Ted Leonsis just took over, but I would be shocked if he’s not working on a complete redesign of the team’s identity and branding. I think they’ll stay ‘Wizards’ but eliminate the awful 90s colors and any Merlin-esque imagery. Red/White/Blue might be too obvious, but changes should be coming.

  • Matt Crichley | May 12, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    Blue Jays prez Paul Beeston said the Jays will wear the home whites in Philly, and even mentioned bringing the Jays mascot, Ace, to the game.

    There was also discussion of having the Philly Fanatic wear a Jays jersey for the 3 game stand.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”389847″]Re: Orioles BP jerseys – they used to have very nice orange alt jerseys

    http://www.mitchella...

    They should just switch back to them if they want to go orange.[/quote]

    No kidding. How short-sighted is using BP jerseys? Especially the horribly designed BP jerseys. The Giants brought back their orange jerseys this year; why not the Orioles? They already have black jerseys. Just make an orange version.

  • JIm | May 12, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    Regarding the potential new NBA logos…

    I am guessing the Suns and Bobcats are just changing an alternate logo to become their primary. But I don’t understand why the Clippers and Kings are on that list. Am I missing what’s different about them?

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    Love the trim on the new Jazz jerseys. That’s the trim they used to have. New Orleans had that trim two years ago. Mardi Grass colors. Swap the purple with navy blue and you have what Notre Dame had when they went to the Final Four (they even had matching wristbands and Adidas sneakers).

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”389845″]
    Anyone got a clue as to what the mystery patch is that Da Coach is wearing in that photo?[/quote]

    i bet ricko knows

  • The Jeff | May 12, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”389851″]Regarding the potential new NBA logos…

    I am guessing the Suns and Bobcats are just changing an alternate logo to become their primary. But I don’t understand why the Clippers and Kings are on that list. Am I missing what’s different about them?[/quote]

    The Clippers logo is finally fixed so the basketball lines actually match a real basketball. The Kings look like it’s just a different shade of silver.

  • pru | May 12, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”389851″]Regarding the potential new NBA logos…

    I am guessing the Suns and Bobcats are just changing an alternate logo to become their primary. But I don’t understand why the Clippers and Kings are on that list. Am I missing what’s different about them?[/quote]

    When this came up last week, I asked the same thing. Chance Michaels pointed out that the seams on the Clippers basketball are now lined up. Before, it looked like random lines were just put on there. The complete unoriginality is a whole ‘nuther topic.

  • scott | May 12, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”389832″]One of the most interesting things about that Bill Shea anti-dome article is how he talks about Boston getting a retractable dome stadium, which would have, I assume, replaced Fenway. Funny that Fenway is still there, but Shea, dome or no dome, is no longer.
    [/quote]

    I’ve seen articles about that planned multipurpose stadium in Boston. IIRC, it would have featured a similar design to Olympic Stadium in Montreal and would have been home to both the Red Sox and Patriots.

  • Kev29 | May 12, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”389852″]Love the trim on the new Jazz jerseys. That’s the trim they used to have. New Orleans had that trim two years ago. Mardi Grass colors. Swap the purple with navy blue and you have what Notre Dame had when they went to the Final Four (they even had matching wristbands and Adidas sneakers).[/quote]

    The New Orleans colors are so cool, especially when used in the excellent Jazz wordmark. I actually like the current (or I guess now former with their season over) combination of dark and light blue with the shadowed font. I hate it when teams like the Jazz, Cavs, etc have multiple identities that are far nicer than anything my Wizards have.

  • Andy | May 12, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”389852″]Love the trim on the new Jazz jerseys. That’s the trim they used to have. New Orleans had that trim two years ago. Mardi Grass colors. Swap the purple with navy blue and you have what Notre Dame had when they went to the Final Four (they even had matching wristbands and Adidas sneakers).[/quote]

    It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.

  • Chris in Nashville | May 12, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    I know we are a uni-centric bunch but the first thing I noticed in this picture is that the girl sliding is about to break her leg on that bat.

    http://farm2.static....

  • James Hayden | May 12, 2010 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”389843″]So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin![/quote]

    New team name suggestions:

    Patriots
    Sentinals
    Minutemen
    Continentals
    Revolution
    Independents
    Nationals
    Americans
    Generals
    Statesmen
    Riflemen/Rifles

    (I’m partial to Continentals myself…)

  • JIm | May 12, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.[/quote]

    That’s what I never understood about the new Jazz look. Their primary logo still had purple on it, but there is not a stitch of purple on any of their jerseys.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”389858″][quote comment=”389852″]Love the trim on the new Jazz jerseys. That’s the trim they used to have. New Orleans had that trim two years ago. Mardi Grass colors. Swap the purple with navy blue and you have what Notre Dame had when they went to the Final Four (they even had matching wristbands and Adidas sneakers).[/quote]

    It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.[/quote]

    I like that even more, even if it’s swiped from Notre Dame circa 1977.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    Here’s what they used to look like.

    http://www.throwback...

  • Andy | May 12, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”389862″]It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.[/quote]

    That’s what I never understood about the new Jazz look. Their primary logo still had purple on it, but there is not a stitch of purple on any of their jerseys.[/quote]

    True, but just to clarify, in that photo of Greg Miller holding the new jersey, the trim is actually dark blue (not purple), green and yellow gold. Likewise with the new (old) logo. It’s dark blue instead of purple (the same color the Cowboys use, as a matter of fact). The new identity is completely devoid of purple, just to bust that rumor/misconception from the start.

  • timmy b | May 12, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”389818″]HOLY #$%&*!! See that sign on the wall in the background of that hockey pic?
    http://farm5.static....

    That’s the St. Louis Eagles logo!
    http://www.sportslog...
    http://en.wikipedia....

    The team lasted one season in the NHL in 1934-35! No idea what jersey the player in the pic is wearing though. Looks like a blue Rangers sweater although that’s not the logo they had that year. Looked at the hockey database, thought it might be the NY Americans because of the stars, but it’s not them either. Any clue as to the player or team??

    -Jet[/quote]

    I’m thinking that shot is from the Olympia in Detroit. I recall seeing 1930’s team pics of the Red Wings and in the background were banners of logos of other NHL teams pinned against the big wall behind the one goal.

    Who the player is and what team’s jersey that is, however, I have no idea.

  • Perry | May 12, 2010 at 10:56 am |

    It’s Jim Piersall. Two ls.

  • concealed78 | May 12, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”389827″][quote comment=”389815″]The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.[/quote]

    Ugh, I still can’t warm up to powder blue roads. I will never understand their appeal, even on a nostalgic level. So looks like a janitor-look.

    how (un)cool would it be to see the jays in their “home” powders against the phils in their throwback powders?

    could be the best (worst) game ever![/quote]

  • concealed78 | May 12, 2010 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”389827″][quote comment=”389815″]The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.[/quote]

    how (un)cool would it be to see the jays in their “home” powders against the phils in their throwback powders?

    could be the best (worst) game ever![/quote]

    Eh shit. Let me do that again:

    Ugh, I still can’t warm up to powder blue roads. I will never understand their appeal, even on a nostalgic level. So looks like a janitor-look.

  • mike 2 | May 12, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    “Okay, I don’t want to make light of a fatal plane crash, but that’s one groovy tail design.”

    If that’s the sort of thing you’re interested in, this is the site to jump into

    http://www.airliners...

    http://www.airliners...

    Its like Dressed to the Nines, NHLUniforms and the Helmet Project rolled into one for airplane livery buffs. Block off a couple hours.

  • WFY | May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    Kev29

    On the DC sports blogs I read, there is a overwhelming desire to see a return to Bullets and red, white and blue uniforms. Given how the Capitals returns to RWB was embraced by fans, I would be shocked if Leonsis did anything other than RWB.

    The funny thing of it all is the lack of brand identity the Bullets had in the mid-90s. Nobody was buying Bullets merchandise back then when they were RWB.

    I expect a new look that pays homage to the Bullets uniforms of the 1970s. The question is when — he won’t close the deal on the team until the end of the month and that doesn’t leave enough time to get new uniforms, right? He may wait until the team is on the doorstep of respectability like he did with the Caps too.

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    “The old Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL apparently had some freaky-deeky see-thru pants.”

    At first I just thought that was due to the photographer’s flash, but if you watch the video of that game you can see the see-thru-ishness:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Last week I ordered three pictures (including Gamblers kicker Toni Fritsch with that funky facemask)
    http://www.texasspor...
    from that photographer’s site. Great stuff. I already had another picture from there.

    He only has photos from the ’84 season for now. Hopefully he’ll have some ’85 pics coming soon.

  • JTH | May 12, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”389869″]Ugh, I still can’t warm up to powder blue roads. I will never understand their appeal, even on a nostalgic level. So looks like a janitor-look.[/quote]
    How is powder blue more of a janitor look than gray?

    And anyway, why is that necessarily a bad thing?

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”389872″]”The old Oklahoma Outlaws of the USFL apparently had some freaky-deeky see-thru pants.”

    At first I just thought that was due to the photographer’s flash, but if you watch the video of that game you can see the see-thru-ishness:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Last week I ordered three pictures (including Gamblers kicker Toni Fritsch with that funky facemask)
    http://www.texasspor...
    from that photographer’s site. Great stuff. I already had another picture from there.

    He only has photos from the ’84 season for now. Hopefully he’ll have some ’85 pics coming soon.[/quote]

    By the way, check out #90 getting completely fooled by Jim Kelly’s pump fake.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”389871″]Kev29

    On the DC sports blogs I read, there is a overwhelming desire to see a return to Bullets and red, white and blue uniforms. Given how the Capitals returns to RWB was embraced by fans, I would be shocked if Leonsis did anything other than RWB.

    The funny thing of it all is the lack of brand identity the Bullets had in the mid-90s. Nobody was buying Bullets merchandise back then when they were RWB.

    I expect a new look that pays homage to the Bullets uniforms of the 1970s. The question is when — he won’t close the deal on the team until the end of the month and that doesn’t leave enough time to get new uniforms, right? He may wait until the team is on the doorstep of respectability like he did with the Caps too.[/quote]

    Bullets was a better nickname, for sure, but even better when it was the Baltimore Bullets. I understand why he got rid of it. Maybe bring back the colors but leave the nickname?

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”389875″][quote comment=”389871″]Kev29

    On the DC sports blogs I read, there is a overwhelming desire to see a return to Bullets and red, white and blue uniforms. Given how the Capitals returns to RWB was embraced by fans, I would be shocked if Leonsis did anything other than RWB.

    The funny thing of it all is the lack of brand identity the Bullets had in the mid-90s. Nobody was buying Bullets merchandise back then when they were RWB.

    I expect a new look that pays homage to the Bullets uniforms of the 1970s. The question is when — he won’t close the deal on the team until the end of the month and that doesn’t leave enough time to get new uniforms, right? He may wait until the team is on the doorstep of respectability like he did with the Caps too.[/quote]

    Bullets was a better nickname, for sure, but even better when it was the Baltimore Bullets. I understand why he got rid of it. Maybe bring back the colors but leave the nickname?[/quote]

    Call ’em the Blanks?

  • Chris Cafardi | May 12, 2010 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”389845″][quote comment=”389843″]So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin![/quote]
    Got a pic of the actual cap? That might help a bit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Here is a link to the logo that is on our cap – minus the word Militia. Hat is navy with white eyelets.

    http://www.allameric...

  • Matthew Robins | May 12, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    Not sure how many of you caught 30 for 30 last night on the LA Raiders and Gangsta Rap, but there was a short segment on the LA Kings adopting the Raiders’ uni colors, a move Al Davis did not approve of, though he admitted at the end of the piece that, “They did have beautiful uniforms, I will say that for them.” Then Kings owner Bruce McNall is included, explaining how he changed his team’s colors in the late ’80s to silver and black when Wayne Gretzky arrived, specifically to cash in – despite the objections of Davis.

  • War Damn Eagle | May 12, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    What about the Braves? They were the Boston Braves from 1912-35, then changed the name to the Boston Bees from 1936-40. They went back to the Braves in 1941, and remain the Braves to this day.

  • Jerry | May 12, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”389824″][quote comment=”389815″]The Phillies playing a “road” game at home gives them the opportunity to give their fans possibly the most-desired throwback jersey game among Phillies unis: the 1970s/early-1980s-style road blues! They’re already planning to wear them for a throwback game in Milwaukee. I’ve been jealous that Brewers fans will see them in person.[/quote]

    Unless the Jays wear their “home alt” jerseys:

    http://infieldfly.fi...

    The Phillies will be breaking out the blue and Maroon this weekend at Miller Park

  • War Damn Eagle | May 12, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”389879″]What about the Braves? They were the Boston Braves from 1912-35, then changed the name to the Boston Bees from 1936-40. They went back to the Braves in 1941, and remain the Braves to this day.[/quote]

    Here’s a pic of an homage to the Bees on the Turner Field outfield wall:

    http://images.chatta...

    And here’s a uni chart showing the Bees era:

    http://billsportsmap...

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    Great shot of the Arizona Wranglers’ flame-striped pants, QB Greg Landry and an Expos logo:
    http://www.texasspor...

    For halftime entertainment, how about George Foreman…
    http://www.texasspor...
    …marrying a young couple?
    http://www.texasspor...
    That was from the game against the SA Gunslingers.

    Loved those Blitz unis:
    http://www.texasspor...

    LA kickers had plastic facemasks…and a hard time deciding what brand of shoe to wear:
    http://www.texasspor...

  • joe | May 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”389866″][quote comment=”389818″]HOLY #$%&*!! See that sign on the wall in the background of that hockey pic?
    http://farm5.static....

    That’s the St. Louis Eagles logo!
    http://www.sportslog...
    http://en.wikipedia....

    The team lasted one season in the NHL in 1934-35! No idea what jersey the player in the pic is wearing though. Looks like a blue Rangers sweater although that’s not the logo they had that year. Looked at the hockey database, thought it might be the NY Americans because of the stars, but it’s not them either. Any clue as to the player or team??

    -Jet[/quote]

    I’m thinking that shot is from the Olympia in Detroit. I recall seeing 1930’s team pics of the Red Wings and in the background were banners of logos of other NHL teams pinned against the big wall behind the one goal.

    Who the player is and what team’s jersey that is, however, I have no idea.[/quote]
    could if be that US/canada flag patch? maybe some kind of all star/benefit exhibition?

  • Tris Wykes | May 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    I took that photo of the girl sliding on to the bat and happily, she wasn’t hurt at all. But a smart catcher, knowing that he or she could also be hurt by it, grabs a bat left in that position and tosses it aside if there’s any chance of a play at the plate.

  • Tris Wykes | May 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    I agree that the old St. Louis team logo behind that hockey player holding up the puck is cool. I’m also struck by how the player’s glove seems to have an open palm on purpose. Many players’ palms will wear out, but the opening seems stylized and the edges look like they might be sewn.

  • concealed78 | May 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”389873″][quote comment=”389869″]Ugh, I still can’t warm up to powder blue roads. I will never understand their appeal, even on a nostalgic level. So looks like a janitor-look.[/quote]
    How is powder blue more of a janitor look than gray?

    And anyway, why is that necessarily a bad thing?[/quote]

    Well when I went to public school in the 1980s to mid-1990s, the janitors all wore light blue to powder blue suits. It’s just what powder blue roads personally remind me of. And yes, I do recall the “baby blue” episode of “Scrubs”.

  • mike 2 | May 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”389885″]I agree that the old St. Louis team logo behind that hockey player holding up the puck is cool. I’m also struck by how the player’s glove seems to have an open palm on purpose. Many players’ palms will wear out, but the opening seems stylized and the edges look like they might be sewn.[/quote]

    I don’t know why players did this, but its now specifically banned – NHL Rule 12.2

    12.2 Gloves – A glove from which all or part of the palm has been removed or cut to permit the use of the bare hand shall be considered illegal
    equipment and if any player wears such a glove in play, a minor penalty shall be imposed on him.

  • rpm | May 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”389859″]I know we are a uni-centric bunch but the first thing I noticed in this picture is that the girl sliding is about to break her leg on that bat.

    http://farm2.static....

    i noticed that too, and if i can reference another ticker item…the on deck hitter will have learned a valuable lesson about removing the hitter’s bat, so her broken gam will not be in vain. see, it isn’t tragedy, but i life lesson.

    ricko: couldn’t help but notice predroia’s kicks, and think to myself, ricko would be so happy if he was a college football player.

    trax: she put the revolution’s weaponry on the greasy grimy carport!?!? off with her head! i bet it is another counterrevolutionary sevenist plot to destroy the revolution from within.

  • JC | May 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

    New Warrior logo is a huge upgrade. The bridge itself is a little bit of a mystery. If that’s supposed to be the Golden Gate, must be from an angle I’ve never seen. If it’s supposed to be the new (unfinished) Bay Bridge Eastern Span, I didn’t think that was supposed to have two towers. Still, will be nice to see the return of older-school blue and gold.

  • eddo | May 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    And speaking of college hockey, check out these contrasting, drop-down NOBs! That’s Michigan Tech, from 1975.

    What is the opposing team? It looks like a Flyers jersey…but the waist stripe appears to be V shaped.

  • Hank | May 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    I find it amusing that the only negative voices on the Tor/Phi series are coming from the Mets:

    “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur. “It’s not fair. If we got to go to Toronto next year, we’re not going to go.”

    “I definitely don’t think it’s fair, regardless of if they’re hitting first or hitting second,” said Mets catcher Rod Barajas. “They still have their whole crowd there.”

    Oh, boo-frickin’-hoo!
    Go Fightin’s!!!

  • Jeff S. | May 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”389889″]New Warrior logo is a huge upgrade. The bridge itself is a little bit of a mystery. If that’s supposed to be the Golden Gate, must be from an angle I’ve never seen. If it’s supposed to be the new (unfinished) Bay Bridge Eastern Span, I didn’t think that was supposed to have two towers. Still, will be nice to see the return of older-school blue and gold.[/quote]

    The new Easter Span does have two towers. Or rather, the single tower is split into to columns…

    http://baybridgeinfo...

  • Jeff S. | May 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”389892″][quote comment=”389889″]New Warrior logo is a huge upgrade. The bridge itself is a little bit of a mystery. If that’s supposed to be the Golden Gate, must be from an angle I’ve never seen. If it’s supposed to be the new (unfinished) Bay Bridge Eastern Span, I didn’t think that was supposed to have two towers. Still, will be nice to see the return of older-school blue and gold.[/quote]

    The new Easter Span does have two towers. Or rather, the single tower is split into to columns…

    http://baybridgeinfo...

    Make that the EasterN Span, because this is not a religous bridge.

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    Islanders relocating…to Flushing?
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”389889″]New Warrior logo is a huge upgrade. The bridge itself is a little bit of a mystery. If that’s supposed to be the Golden Gate, must be from an angle I’ve never seen. If it’s supposed to be the new (unfinished) Bay Bridge Eastern Span, I didn’t think that was supposed to have two towers. Still, will be nice to see the return of older-school blue and gold.[/quote]

    Are their colors now navy, gold, and red? Or is it orange? For a while they were one of only two teams in the NBA that didn’t wear white at home; both wore gold.

  • tommy | May 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    I’d hazard a guess that this photo ( http://farm5.static.... )is actually a shot of the penalty box in Montreal.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”389895″][quote comment=”389889″]New Warrior logo is a huge upgrade. The bridge itself is a little bit of a mystery. If that’s supposed to be the Golden Gate, must be from an angle I’ve never seen. If it’s supposed to be the new (unfinished) Bay Bridge Eastern Span, I didn’t think that was supposed to have two towers. Still, will be nice to see the return of older-school blue and gold.[/quote]

    Are their colors now navy, gold, and red? Or is it orange? For a while they were one of only two teams in the NBA that didn’t wear white at home; both wore gold.[/quote]

    By both, I meant the Lakers and Warriros. Sorry for the omission.

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    Cal Golden Bears also relocating…to SF for one year.
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”389887″][quote comment=”389885″]
    I don’t know why players did this, but its now specifically banned – NHL Rule 12.2

    12.2 Gloves – A glove from which all or part of the palm has been removed or cut to permit the use of the bare hand shall be considered illegal
    equipment and if any player wears such a glove in play, a minor penalty shall be imposed on him.[/quote]

    Glen Sather was well known for doing this when he was with the Rangers, helped him to clutch and grab opponents’ sweaters…

    -Jet

  • Chance Michaels | May 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”389894″]Islanders relocating…to Flushing?
    http://sports.espn.g...
    Makes perfect sense – Citi Field is just about ten miles west of the Nassau Coliseum, and it’s still on the Island.

  • JTH | May 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”389900″][quote comment=”389894″]Islanders relocating…to Flushing?
    http://sports.espn.g...
    Makes perfect sense – Citi Field is just about ten miles west of the Nassau Coliseum, and it’s still on the Island.[/quote]
    So would they have to expand the logo to include the entire island? Or just Queens?

  • JTH | May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  • Chance Michaels | May 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”389901″][quote comment=”389900″][quote comment=”389894″]Islanders relocating…to Flushing?
    http://sports.espn.g...
    Makes perfect sense – Citi Field is just about ten miles west of the Nassau Coliseum, and it’s still on the Island.[/quote]
    So would they have to expand the logo to include the entire island? Or just Queens?[/quote]
    I’m guessing they’d likely add both Kings and Queens Counties.

  • Chance Michaels | May 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”389902″]Never mind.[/quote]
    Ha – I’d rather see this.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”389900″][quote comment=”389894″]Islanders relocating…to Flushing?
    http://sports.espn.g...
    Makes perfect sense – Citi Field is just about ten miles west of the Nassau Coliseum, and it’s still on the Island.[/quote]

    even as the crow flies, it’s about 15 miles, and while that may not sound like a lot, that’s not a 15 minute drive (for those who would drive)…more like 45 min to an hour, if done during rush hour

    now, that may be closer to those who live west of the coliseum (i.e. western nassau or queens), but im not sure that’s the demographic of islander fans

    i grew up 5 minutes away from the coliseum and even now am only about 10, but shea is still a good 45 min to an hour, depending on traffic

    back to the ‘makes perfect sense’ argument — it definitely makes MORE sense than what they’ve got now, and with the county & town and wang & rechler all fighting and not likely to get a new building soon, the isles may as well explore their options…kansas city is about as far away as willets point for a lot of former fans

    the mausoleum is a dump, no doubt…but until they put a decent team in there it really won’t matter

  • Kub | May 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    Speaking of USFL pants, does anyone have an image of the team, I have no idea who it was, that had color-coded pants? As in each position had a different color.

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”389896″]I’d hazard a guess that this photo ( http://farm5.static.... )is actually a shot of the penalty box in Montreal.[/quote]

    No, can’t be, I see at least 5 sticks of the Montreal players!

    -Jet

  • Chance Michaels | May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”389905″]
    back to the ‘makes perfect sense’ argument — it definitely makes MORE sense than what they’ve got now, and with the county & town and wang & rechler all fighting and not likely to get a new building soon, the isles may as well explore their options…[/quote]

    That’s what I was thinking – if they can’t get a deal done in Hicksville (which is looking more and more to be the case), and they have to move, this would at least keep them in the area.

    [quote comment=”389905″]kansas city is about as far away as willets point for a lot of former fans[/quote]

    I have a hard time believing that Islander fans wouldn’t find Queens preferable to Kansas City.

  • JTH | May 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”389904″][quote comment=”389902″]Never mind.[/quote]
    Ha – I’d rather see this.[/quote]
    I do like that logo — even with the teal and gray in it.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    RE: ” SCANDALOUS PORNO ANIMATION OF ‘BENCHIES’ ”

    This is an unfounded rumor. No such animation exists.

    That is because drawing Benchies and dealing with porn simply are not concurrent. This is because I have determined—despite years of trying—that I have no ability whatsoever to perform the essential activity in either left handed.

    —Ricko

  • DJ | May 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm |

    It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.

    I like that even more, even if it’s swiped from Notre Dame circa 1977.

    In that 1977 season (the year ND went to the Final Four in St. Louis), they wore royal blue, not navy. It’s easier to see if you look at a (rare) photo of that year’s away uniform.

  • skinny | May 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

    Noticed the O’s wore their 2009 BP jersey’s, not their 2010’s. The 2010 jersey’s have a white stripe all the way down the side, while the 2009’s have a black stripe with a small patch of white under the arm. Also the scrip “Orioles” was outlined in white, unlike the new ones.

    2009- http://foxsports.see...

    2010- http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”389912″]Noticed the O’s wore their 2009 BP jersey’s, not their 2010’s. The 2010 jersey’s have a white stripe all the way down the side, while the 2009’s have a black stripe with a small patch of white under the arm. Also the scrip “Orioles” was outlined in white, unlike the new ones.

    2009- http://foxsports.see...

    2010- http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Both pale in comparison to the previous versions.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”389913″][quote comment=”389912″]Noticed the O’s wore their 2009 BP jersey’s, not their 2010’s. The 2010 jersey’s have a white stripe all the way down the side, while the 2009’s have a black stripe with a small patch of white under the arm. Also the scrip “Orioles” was outlined in white, unlike the new ones.

    2009- http://foxsports.see...

    2010- http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Both pale in comparison to the previous versions.[/quote]

    I mean orange game jerseys they used to wear.

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”389911″]It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.

    I like that even more, even if it’s swiped from Notre Dame circa 1977.

    In that 1977 season (the year ND went to the Final Four in St. Louis), they wore royal blue, not navy. It’s easier to see if you look at a (rare) photo of that year’s away uniform.[/quote]

    You sure about that? Any pics?

    I know that the year the Danny Ainge beat them, they had navy blue jerseys with navy/gold/royal trim. I’ve still got one of those three-color sweatbands. Never got the blue/gold/green one, though (but if the Jazz come out with one that would be great).

  • Ricko | May 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”389817″]The Hawaii Islanders patch appears to be the same as on this EFF jersey:

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    And that patch appears to be a glyph of King Kamehameha I.[/quote]

    Close.
    It’s his headgear…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    btw, Mark your calendars. June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii. Wear a Hawaiian shirt to work. Everyone in Hawaii does…even if it isn’t Friday (I still say that’s where Casual Friday started; in Hawaii with the floral shirts on Friday thing. Were doing it in the ’70s. We Mainlanders brought the idea back with us).

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | May 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”389915″][quote comment=”389911″]It is actually navy blue trim on the new Jazz uniforms (and throughout their new identity). No purple to be found.

    I like that even more, even if it’s swiped from Notre Dame circa 1977.

    In that 1977 season (the year ND went to the Final Four in St. Louis), they wore royal blue, not navy. It’s easier to see if you look at a (rare) photo of that year’s away uniform.[/quote]

    You sure about that? Any pics?

    I know that the year the Danny Ainge beat them, they had navy blue jerseys with navy/gold/royal trim. I’ve still got one of those three-color sweatbands. Never got the blue/gold/green one, though (but if the Jazz come out with one that would be great).[/quote]

    Should have said they had navy blue uniforms, not just jerseys, on the road.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”389916″][quote comment=”389817″]The Hawaii Islanders patch appears to be the same as on this EFF jersey:

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    And that patch appears to be a glyph of King Kamehameha I.[/quote]

    Close.
    It’s his headgear…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    btw, Mark your calendars. June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii. Wear a Hawaiian shirt to work. Everyone in Hawaii does…even if it isn’t Friday (I still say that’s where Casual Friday started; in Hawaii with the floral shirts on Friday thing. Were doing it in the ’70s. We Mainlanders brought the idea back with us).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    No, wait. I think it IS him.
    When you blow it up can see the head and face.

    My bad.

    —Ricko

  • Rob | May 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”389918″][quote comment=”389916″][quote comment=”389817″]The Hawaii Islanders patch appears to be the same as on this EFF jersey:

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    And that patch appears to be a glyph of King Kamehameha I.[/quote]

    Close.
    It’s his headgear…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    btw, Mark your calendars. June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii. Wear a Hawaiian shirt to work. Everyone in Hawaii does…even if it isn’t Friday (I still say that’s where Casual Friday started; in Hawaii with the floral shirts on Friday thing. Were doing it in the ’70s. We Mainlanders brought the idea back with us).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    No, wait. I think it IS him.
    When you blow it up can see the head and face.

    My bad.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Love this jacket

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    Interesting:

    ‘Termite Palace’
    SAY “Termite Palace” and people of a certain age here will recall fond memories of a night out at the ol’ ballgame.
    Honolulu Stadium stood in Moiliili for 50 years, cornered by South King and Isenberg streets; today, the site is a state recreational area with colorful playground equipment dotting its manicured greens.

    Opened Nov. 11, 1926, the wooden-benched stadium on April 20, 1961, hosted the first game of the new home-team Hawaii Islanders, a minor-league pro baseball franchise of the Pacific Coast League. The Islanders beat the Vancouver Mounties 4-3.

    Termite-infested, Honolulu Stadium was demolished in 1976 after the Aloha Stadium at Halawa was built in 1975.

  • Tony | May 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”389910″]RE: ” SCANDALOUS PORNO ANIMATION OF ‘BENCHIES’ ”

    This is an unfounded rumor. No such animation exists.

    That is because drawing Benchies and dealing with porn simply are not concurrent. This is because I have determined—despite years of trying—that I have no ability whatsoever to perform the essential activity in either left handed.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Try breaking your right hand. You will learn to do most essential activities with your left; it can be quite handy. (Pun not intended).

    Try wiping with your left, if you’ve never done it before. Talk about awkward.

  • Ricko | May 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”389920″][quote comment=”389910″]RE: ” SCANDALOUS PORNO ANIMATION OF ‘BENCHIES’ ”

    This is an unfounded rumor. No such animation exists.

    That is because drawing Benchies and dealing with porn simply are not concurrent. This is because I have determined—despite years of trying—that I have no ability whatsoever to perform the essential activity in either left handed.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Try breaking your right hand. You will learn to do most essential activities with your left; it can be quite handy. (Pun not intended).

    Try wiping with your left, if you’ve never done it before. Talk about awkward.[/quote]

    You’re talking about cleaning up the brushes after working in ink, right?

  • RS Rogers | May 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”389916″][quote comment=”389817″]The Hawaii Islanders patch appears to be the same as on this EFF jersey:

    http://www.ebbets.co...

    And that patch appears to be a glyph of King Kamehameha I.[/quote]

    Close.
    It’s his headgear…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    btw, Mark your calendars. June 11 is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii. Wear a Hawaiian shirt to work. Everyone in Hawaii does…even if it isn’t Friday (I still say that’s where Casual Friday started; in Hawaii with the floral shirts on Friday thing. Were doing it in the ’70s. We Mainlanders brought the idea back with us).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As you note, Kamehameha’s head and headpiece are visible on both photos of the patch above the triangular shape, which presumably represents the king’s tapa cloak.

    As for the Hawaiian shirts, that’s the story I’ve heard from Hawaiians, from the man I regard as the country’s leading expert on tiki culture and history, and from an old veteran of Trader Vic’s, who later ran a tiki bar in my neighborhood in Virginia years ago. He said that “casual Friday” first hit the Mainland in California in the 1970s as an “import” of Aloha-shirt Fridays then gaining currency in Hawaii.

    Thanks to President Truman and GIs returning from the Korean War, Hawaiian shirts were a big fad in the early to mid 1950s. Might be a good focus for an upcoming NSLWS feature: athletes in Hawaiian shirts.

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”389909″][quote comment=”389904″][quote comment=”389902″]
    Ha – I’d rather see this.[/quote]
    I do like that logo — even with the teal and gray in it.[/quote]I do too. Those colors don’t bother me, in fact I wouldn’t have minded the change back in 95-96 if the front of the jerseys had this logo instead of “fish sticks”, and if the jersey was simply rendered in traditional striping instead of that silly wave effect on the waist and shoulders.

    -Jet

  • traxel | May 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”389908″][quote comment=”389905″]
    back to the ‘makes perfect sense’ argument — it definitely makes MORE sense than what they’ve got now, and with the county & town and wang & rechler all fighting and not likely to get a new building soon, the isles may as well explore their options…[/quote]

    That’s what I was thinking – if they can’t get a deal done in Hicksville (which is looking more and more to be the case), and they have to move, this would at least keep them in the area.

    [quote comment=”389905″]kansas city is about as far away as willets point for a lot of former fans[/quote]

    I have a hard time believing that Islander fans wouldn’t find Queens preferable to Kansas City.[/quote]
    Kansas City Islanders. Has a nice ring to it. http://www.flickr.co...

  • rjcoy06 | May 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”389878″]Not sure how many of you caught 30 for 30 last night on the LA Raiders and Gangsta Rap, but there was a short segment on the LA Kings adopting the Raiders’ uni colors, a move Al Davis did not approve of, though he admitted at the end of the piece that, “They did have beautiful uniforms, I will say that for them.” Then Kings owner Bruce McNall is included, explaining how he changed his team’s colors in the late ’80s to silver and black when Wayne Gretzky arrived, specifically to cash in – despite the objections of Davis.[/quote]

    Yes, I did catch that part last night. Al Davis also mentioned how a couple of baseball teams used the Raider colors too and then pics of the White Sox and Rockies were shown. It does seem like the whole BFBS trend may have started with the late 80’s/early 90’s popularity of Raiders gear. I remember when Straight Outta Compton dropped when I was in high school. Everybody was getting the Raiders and Kings hats and Starter satin jackets and parkas. Seems like a lot of teams had the same idea as McNall, change to or add black as a primary color and sell a bunch of merchandise.

  • Jet | May 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”389909″][quote comment=”389904″][quote comment=”389902″]
    Ha – I’d rather see this.[/quote]
    I do like that logo — even with the teal and gray in it.[/quote] So do I! Those colors don’t bother me at all, in fact I wouldn’t have minded the change in 95/96 if they used this logo on the front of the jersey instead of the fisherman, and used traditional striping and numbering instead of that ridiculous wave effect on the waist, shoulder, name and numbers…

    -Jet

  • jc | May 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm |

    watching the tigers/yanks game, coupla things: 1. cervelli has the old mlb logo on his catching helmet (sorry, no grab)
    2. detroit should drop the NOB, and, imho, make players with tattoos cover their ink with sleeves…

  • Andy | May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”389843″]So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin![/quote]

    Chris

    I have a design for you. Would you like me to email it?

  • Mike Engle | May 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    Dear Mssrs. Connelly, Keklak, and Ullman:
    ||: Olé, olé olé olé…Olé, olé! :||
    Best wishes from Montreal,
    MIKE

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”389906″]Speaking of USFL pants, does anyone have an image of the team, I have no idea who it was, that had color-coded pants? As in each position had a different color.[/quote]

    That was the WFL:
    http://farm3.static....

    And here’s some more info:
    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • Kek | May 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”389929″]Dear Mssrs. Connelly, Keklak, and Ullman:
    ||: Olé, olé olé olé…Olé, olé! :||
    Best wishes from Montreal,
    MIKE[/quote]
    i logged in here to specifically see if anyone was blasting their favorite yinzers….thanks for not letting me down!

    It’s been a great run, but all good things have to halt at sometime (not I didn’t say “come to an end”, you don’t think the pens won’t be back next year now do ya?!)

    Farewell to the Civic/Mellon Arena, I’ll miss you, I have many great memories of hockey, basketball and concerts in that venue. But, alas, you became a dump over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing the Pens play in their new digs next season (but I’ll see Rush and the Time Machine Tour there first…..today’s tom sawyer, mean, mean….)

    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain!

  • Jim BC | May 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”389931″][quote comment=”389929″]Dear Mssrs. Connelly, Keklak, and Ullman:
    ||: Olé, olé olé olé…Olé, olé! :||
    Best wishes from Montreal,
    MIKE[/quote]
    i logged in here to specifically see if anyone was blasting their favorite yinzers….thanks for not letting me down!

    It’s been a great run, but all good things have to halt at sometime (not I didn’t say “come to an end”, you don’t think the pens won’t be back next year now do ya?!)

    Farewell to the Civic/Mellon Arena, I’ll miss you, I have many great memories of hockey, basketball and concerts in that venue. But, alas, you became a dump over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing the Pens play in their new digs next season (but I’ll see Rush and the Time Machine Tour there first…..today’s tom sawyer, mean, mean….)

    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain![/quote]
    Dump or not, it’s sad to see another old barn go.

    Ironically, the Habs won the first game at the Igloo as well!

  • Matthew Robins | May 12, 2010 at 11:01 pm |

    ANYONE FAMILIAR OR HAS USED THIS SITE BEFORE? http://www.customthr... JUST CHECKING IF THESE ARE REAL OR FAKES. THANKS! sorry for the caps lock, my keyboard is strange tonight…

  • Kek | May 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”389932″][quote comment=”389931″][quote comment=”389929″]Dear Mssrs. Connelly, Keklak, and Ullman:
    ||: Olé, olé olé olé…Olé, olé! :||
    Best wishes from Montreal,
    MIKE[/quote]
    i logged in here to specifically see if anyone was blasting their favorite yinzers….thanks for not letting me down!

    It’s been a great run, but all good things have to halt at sometime (not I didn’t say “come to an end”, you don’t think the pens won’t be back next year now do ya?!)

    Farewell to the Civic/Mellon Arena, I’ll miss you, I have many great memories of hockey, basketball and concerts in that venue. But, alas, you became a dump over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing the Pens play in their new digs next season (but I’ll see Rush and the Time Machine Tour there first…..today’s tom sawyer, mean, mean….)

    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain![/quote]
    Dump or not, it’s sad to see another old barn go.

    Ironically, the Habs won the first game at the Igloo as well![/quote]
    you know, i was trying to reverse that mojo for two days, telling people it didn’t matter, the hornets played a lot of hockey before the pens, that the pens didnt open the venue. Obviously it didn’t work.

  • LI Phil | May 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”389931″]
    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain![/quote]

    too soon?

    actually, that’d be great douggie…you know where to reach me…let’s talk

  • Kek | May 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”389935″][quote comment=”389931″]
    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain![/quote]

    too soon?

    actually, that’d be great douggie…you know where to reach me…let’s talk[/quote]
    can’t….(sniff)….watch…(sniff)…too…(sniff)….soon!

    Can we get the “I’m calling it shea” t-shirt folks to make a #thankyoumellon shirts based on the twitter hashtag that’s been going around since the end of the regular season.

    I’m thinking the hashtag above a pic of the igloo with the roof partially open and the Pens’ logo along with all the other logos that called the arena home at one point or another (Spirit, Gladiators, lacrosse teams, triangles, pitt and duquesne basketball, etc, etc)

    You artsy guys make that happen, I\’m just an idea guy!!!! (Spoken like a true marketing major!!!)

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”389931″][quote comment=”389929″]Dear Mssrs. Connelly, Keklak, and Ullman:
    ||: Olé, olé olé olé…Olé, olé! :||
    Best wishes from Montreal,
    MIKE[/quote]
    i logged in here to specifically see if anyone was blasting their favorite yinzers….thanks for not letting me down!

    It’s been a great run, but all good things have to halt at sometime (not I didn’t say “come to an end”, you don’t think the pens won’t be back next year now do ya?!)

    Farewell to the Civic/Mellon Arena, I’ll miss you, I have many great memories of hockey, basketball and concerts in that venue. But, alas, you became a dump over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing the Pens play in their new digs next season (but I’ll see Rush and the Time Machine Tour there first…..today’s tom sawyer, mean, mean….)

    Phil, perhaps I’ll pen an ode to the venue for you for a weekend piece at some point in time, but not now, too soon. Too much pain![/quote]

    Don’t forget the Spirit http://www.nasljerse... and the Gladiators! http://www.oursports...

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

    I see you didn’t forget them, Doug…

    /reminds self to F5 before posting

  • Kek | May 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”389939″]I see you didn’t forget them, Doug…

    /reminds self to F5 before posting[/quote]
    sir, i helped you hold up that spirit jersey proudly in cleveland, i could never forget them!!

    ahh, the MISL

    hey, FYI, although the chiefs have left Johnstown, the War Memorial is getting a new indoor football team in the UIFL. They’re having a “name the team” contest and I’m pulling out my trusty “Johnstown Flood” for the ballot box

  • Chris | May 12, 2010 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”389914″][quote comment=”389913″][quote comment=”389912″]Noticed the O’s wore their 2009 BP jersey’s, not their 2010’s. The 2010 jersey’s have a white stripe all the way down the side, while the 2009’s have a black stripe with a small patch of white under the arm. Also the scrip “Orioles” was outlined in white, unlike the new ones.

    2009- http://foxsports.see...

    2010- http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Both pale in comparison to the previous versions.[/quote]

    I mean orange game jerseys they used to wear.[/quote]

    Slight correction on the 2010 BP jersey description: despite how it appears in the above linked picture, the white stripe is not on the entire side. It has a black armpit, making it the opposite of the 2009 version. In this pic the jersey is laid out flat showing the side much better.

    http://www.sportsunl...

  • JimV19 | May 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”389940″][quote comment=”389939″]I see you didn’t forget them, Doug…

    /reminds self to F5 before posting[/quote]
    sir, i helped you hold up that spirit jersey proudly in cleveland, i could never forget them!!

    ahh, the MISL

    hey, FYI, although the chiefs have left Johnstown, the War Memorial is getting a new indoor football team in the UIFL. They’re having a “name the team” contest and I’m pulling out my trusty “Johnstown Flood” for the ballot box[/quote]

    It sounds better than most indoor football names.

    Never saw this soccer team, but the Civic also hosted the Stingers:
    http://www.kicksfan....

  • interlockingtc | May 13, 2010 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”389942″][quote comment=”389940″][quote comment=”389939″]I see you didn’t forget them, Doug…

    /reminds self to F5 before posting[/quote]
    sir, i helped you hold up that spirit jersey proudly in cleveland, i could never forget them!!

    ahh, the MISL

    Let us not forget the Rens of the short-lived American Basketball League (1962-63), where Connie Hawkins played…

    http://upload.wikime...

    …thats Mellon Arena in the logo, right?

    Hawkins (league MVP) later came back to lead the Pipers to the first ABA championship. I don’t know if they played in Mellon Arena.

    hey, FYI, although the chiefs have left Johnstown, the War Memorial is getting a new indoor football team in the UIFL. They’re having a “name the team” contest and I’m pulling out my trusty “Johnstown Flood” for the ballot box[/quote]

    It sounds better than most indoor football names.

    Never saw this soccer team, but the Civic also hosted the Stingers:
    http://www.kicksfan....

  • interlockingtc | May 13, 2010 at 12:42 am |

    er….try that again…

    Let us not forget the Rens of the short-lived American Basketball League (1962-63), where Connie Hawkins played…

    http://upload.wikime...

    …that’s Mellon Arena in the logo, right?

    Hawkins (league MVP) later came back to lead the Pipers to the first ABA championship. I don’t know if they played in Mellon Arena.

  • hoker | May 13, 2010 at 1:40 am |

    If that’s the new Warriors logo, where’s the basketball? Don’t all teams now have basketballs integrated in them? Seems like this was discussed on an earlier post at some point.

  • JimV19 | May 13, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”389944″]er….try that again…

    Let us not forget the Rens of the short-lived American Basketball League (1962-63), where Connie Hawkins played…

    http://upload.wikime...

    …that’s Mellon Arena in the logo, right?

    Hawkins (league MVP) later came back to lead the Pipers to the first ABA championship. I don’t know if they played in Mellon Arena.[/quote]

    That is the arena, and yes, the Pipers called it home.

  • JC | May 13, 2010 at 6:08 pm |

    Cool that they’re using the Bay Bridge Eastern span then. Thanks for that help.

    As for the colors, they added orange, supposedly inspired by the Golden Gate to the color scheme. They wore white at home with blue numbers, blue on the road with orange numbers. And orange alternates. All just horrid.

    I’d love a return to the Run TMC colors and logo but would even accept a failure to return to the lighter blue. Just dump the orange.

  • Chris Mayberry | May 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”389896″]I’d hazard a guess that this photo ( http://farm5.static.... )is actually a shot of the penalty box in Montreal.[/quote]

    If the game was in Detroit, it’s certainly the penalty box. One of the quirks of Olympia Stadium was players’ benches that were as far from each other as possible. Ninety percent of each bench was between the blue line and goal line.

  • Chris Cafardi | May 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”389928″][quote comment=”389843″]So here’s the deal . . . I am coaching my son’s Little League team this summer. It is basically a continuation of his Spring travel team – the Militia. The organization that owns the Militia name is going to allow us to wear the same navy hats this summer, but we need to come up with a new name and new uniform tops. I’d like to solicit uniwatch devotees to:

    1. Come up with a new team name (something patriotic to go with the logo on the hats we will continue to wear).

    2. Come up with a wordmark/logo to go on the front of our uniforms. The uniforms will be red vests with navy undershirts. We wear white pants with red belts and socks. Color scheme should be consistent with our current Red/Navy/White.

    Not opposed to some small compensation for quality designs. Get crackin![/quote]

    Chris

    I have a design for you. Would you like me to email it?[/quote]
    Please. My email is ccafardi@cohenseglias.com Thanks.