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Podcast? No — Scotty Pods’ Cast!

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Just when I thought I was gonna have the biggest (or only) Royals story of the month, they had to go and fire Trey Hillman yesterday. Just my bad luck. Oh, and Trey’s. But hey, whaddaya gonna do.

Anyway, bad timing notwithstanding, here we go: Last week I got a note from reader Brian Hansen, who’d noticed something odd going on in Kansas City:

It appears that a number of Royals are wearing special baserunning gloves this year. At first, I thought it was the XProtex sliding glove, but their product looks more like a traditional batting glove. This thing the Royals are wearing looks more like an oven mitt — four fingers grouped together and then the thumb separated. It doesn’t look like the hand is even able to move when it’s being worn.

I believe Scott Podsednik was the only one wearing this contraption at the beginning of the season (you can see it coming out of his back pocket here), but it has been spreading. Here are some shots of Chris Getz wearing it. It’s only worn on one hand, too — always the left hand, as far as I have seen.

This was all news to me, so I called the Royals, who arranged for me to do a phone interview with Podsednik. Here’s how it went:

Uni Watch: Tell me about this sliding glove.

Scott Podsednik: It’s basically just a hard cast that I had fitted to my hand during the ’08 season. I had an injury to my thumb in ’03, and I started wearing a hard plastic piece to protect my thumb, for sliding head-first. I wore that and had no problems with it until ’08, when I ended up breaking my pinkie finger sliding into second base. Then I got with a hand therapist and she came up with this cast to protect all my fingers, including the thumb. She came up with it, it has worked perfectly, and I haven’t had any problems since.

UW: So you were wearing it last season as well?

SP: Yes. I wore it beginning in, I think, September of ’08.

UW: Wow, I’m supposed to notice stuff like that, but I totally missed the boat on it until now. So it’s actually a hard cast?

SP: Yeah. Like if you break your finger or wrist, the way they cast your hand is basically from this same material. They wrap the entire hand in it, and then they cut pieces off of it until we got it to the point where I could take it off and on.

UW: So it’s plaster..?

SP: I think it’s fiberglass, something like that.

UW: Now, some of your teammates are also wearing it, right?

SP: Yeah, Willie Bloomquist, Chris Getz. Alex Gordon broke his thumb during spring training, and the Royals wanted to be proactive and take some initiative and keep the fingers healthy when sliding head-first, so some of the players went ahead and had them made for their hands. I think so far it’s been working out pretty good for ’em.

UW: So these are all custom-made, custom-fitted for the individual — they’re not mass-produced.

SP: That’s right.

UW: Did your teammates go to the same hand specialist you went to?

SP: No, I think they just dealt with the hand therapists here in Kansas City, or maybe the trainers.

UW: Do you wear the cast on both hands?

SP: No, just on my left. That’s the hand that goes in toward the base. I usually don’t have any problems with my right hand, knock on wood.

UW: So when you get on base, do you have it in your pocket, or does the first base coach have it waiting for you..?

SP: I just keep mine in my left pocket. I think the other guys have the first base coach holding onto it, but I’ve found it easier to keep it in my pocket. It’s pretty light, so I just throw it in the back pocket and hope I reach base.

UW: And when you take it out and put it on, do you ever get any comments from the first baseman?

SP: When I started wearing it, it kinda caught some guys off-guard and they got a little chuckle out of it. But I’ve been wearing it for a while now, so I think everyone’s familiar with it by now.

UW: Are you aware of players on any other teams wearing this?

SP: No. A lot of guys wear sliding guards to protect their wrists. I’d say about 80% of the base stealers wear something like that. But I haven’t noticed any other teams wearing the cast.

UW: You think it’s the wave of the future? Will more players be doing this?

SP: I have no idea. With the injury to Alex Gordon during spring training, that’s what got the Royals thinking more about this. So if guys on other teams start having problems, breaking some digits, I’m sure teams will probably look into this a little more. Injuries usually set the tone for things like this.

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Faaaascinating stuff. Big kudos to Brian Hansen for spotting what the rest of us all missed.

ESPN reminder: In case you missed it yesterday, my latest ESPN column is here.

Buy my unwanted crap reminder: Stoop sale at my house, tomorrow, 10:30am. 671 DeGraw St., Park Slope. I’ll be selling along with my upstairs and downstairs neighbors. Tucker and Caitlin will not be for sale (unless they get a little too rambunctious tonight), but lots of other stuff will be.

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Collector’s Corner

By Brinke Guthrie

Bobbleheads — we all have ’em. I only go to one Giants home game per year (cost), and I always make sure it’s a bobble day. Made the tough call last year to go to Jon Miller night instead of Lincecum night, but I already have my seats for this year’s Lincecum night.

Anyway, there are loads of bobbles on eBay, along with lots of other cool stuff:

• Hmmn, this Chicago Bears bobble doesn’t quite say “Monsters Of The Midway,”, does it?

• Here’s something the seller is calling a “1960s era” Texas Rangers bobblehead. Of course, the Rangers didn’t exist in the 1960s, but why let facts get in the way of an eBay auction?

• Speaking of dubious listings, who wants to tell this seller that this isn’t the New York Giants logo?

• Ooooh, a huge lot of NFL pencils.

• How much do you think the Oakland Oaks paid for this design? [Personally, I’ve always loved that logo. — PL]

• Do you … Wahoo? Gives you that nice Christmas feel, doesn’t he?

• Interesting use of negative space on this All-Star Game program cover.

• Want to dress like a 1970s A’s coach? Here you go.

• Football figure cereal premiums? That’s a new one.

• I think a family of four could move into Jim Marshall’s facemask.

• And finally, from the 1970s, NBA jogger disco roller skates. Shake your groove thing!

Uni Watch News Ticker: Thanks, Brinke. Okay, Paul here again. Yesterday I mentioned a hosiery revolt on the Wilmington Blue Rocks, with the players deciding to move away from their striped stirrups. Here’s what they’ve switched to: navy stirrups. “I think they need more navy in the cap or sleeves to make this really work,” says Jason Levine. But at least they’re actual stirrups. The Rocks made a big deal of their new unis this season and I hear at least one team official is none too happy about the stirrup switch. Our beat reporter, Buddy Hurlock, reports that the front office has allowed the stirrup change but will no longer let the starting pitcher pick that day’s uniform.” I don’t get this — since when do players get to change a component of the official uniform, including a change in team colors? Just tell them to wear the uni that’s issued to them, the end. … We’ve all seen McNOBs, but here’s a rarity: a MacNOB (both photos from Mako Mameli, who also added to our collection of Reggie Roby wristwatch shots). … Neil Berger notes that one of the rioters in Montreal the other night appears to have been wearing a Nationals cap. … Very nice meeting of the Uni Watch minds in Seattle the other day, as Michael Princip and his wife, Stephanie, stopped in at the new Ebbets Field Flannels store, where Scott Turner now works (that’s Scott on the left, Michael on the right). “We fell in love with store watch-hound, Paco,” says Michael. “I spotted some Continental Football League items that were of particular interest: First, the super-slick Portland Loggers scrimmage shirt. Love the orange, sleeve stripes, and the Johnny Canuck-type logo. The orange tone and the ‘PL’ helmet logo reminded me of the Browns’ old ‘CB’ logo. Also noticed a 1969 Jersey Jays football jersey, which answered a question about an eBay auction where I’d seen the same exact logo. I’ll be going back to pick up this Seattle Rainiers cap. Love that Orioles cap, too.” … Nicklas lidstrom threw out the first pitch at Comerica yesterday, so the Tigers gave him a jersey — and put a captain’s “C” on it (with thanks to Jeff Cohen). … “Rugby Pioneers is a great blog about the history of rugby in the 1800s,” writes Hadyn Green. “That particular post caught my eye because one of the players is wearing headgear that looks very similar to what players wear now. Earlier entries have featured some wonderful French uniforms.” … More rugby news, this time from Tris Wykes: “As you may know, getting just the right rolled-sweatpants look has long been a fashion requirement for lacrosse goalies. So I was struck by Hartford High (Vt.) backstop Sam Polas, who uses athletic tape to make sure his rolled cuffs don’t sag.”

 

138 comments to Podcast? No — Scotty Pods’ Cast!

  • Wagner | May 14, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    I’ve seen the hand cast thingys before. I was watching some spring training games earlier this year and a bunch of runners wore something similar but it looked like a molded piece of plastic and less like a cast. It fit over their hand and thumb in one piece like a mitten. Their 1st base coach gave it to them following a walk/hit.

  • Ray | May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am |

    It’s a shame the Blue Rocks are moving away from those striped stirrups. Those things are gorgeous…

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    Here’s what they’ve switched to: navy stirrups. “I think they need more navy in the cap or sleeves to keep the columbia blue rups to make this really work.”

    (fixed)

    ~~~~

    good to see scott & mike in that gorgeous EFF store…michael has, as they say, outkicked his coverage ;)

  • Hank | May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    Hand-cast for sliding? Why go through all the bother when all they need to do is this: http://multimedia.he...

  • scott | May 14, 2010 at 9:08 am |

    It’s too bad players are getting more and more control over what uniforms get to be worn on a daily basis. I don’t mind so much if players want to go high cuffed or not, but when players or starting pitchers get to choose the jerseys they wear, that’s going overboard. The Cubs should always be wearing their home white pinstripes at home, even if Carlos Zambrano is the starting pitcher.

  • Roger | May 14, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    Brinke Guthrie’s Collectors Corner makes me nervous. He’s starting to broadcast the stuff I collect. I don’t need more people looking at items I’m trying to bid on.

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”390097″]michael has, as they say, outkicked his coverage ;)[/quote]
    I think you misread that. Sure, Paco’s a handsome pooch, but he’s not Mike’s dog. He’s a shop dog.

  • teenchy | May 14, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    Speaking of EFF, I’m sure you all have noticed that the basketball Oakland Oak acorn man is basically the same as the PCL baseball Oakland Oak acorn man.

    As for that Bears bobblehead, I have to wonder whether it’s not for the Chicago Bears but for some other Bears team. First thought is UC Berkeley but those aren’t their colors, either.

  • Schmeltzer | May 14, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”390102″]Speaking of EFF, I’m sure you all have noticed that the basketball Oakland Oak acorn man is basically the same as the PCL baseball Oakland Oak acorn man.

    As for that Bears bobblehead, I have to wonder whether it’s not for the Chicago Bears but for some other Bears team. First thought is UC Berkeley but those aren’t their colors, either.[/quote]
    I thought the same thing at first, but it actually says “CHICAGO” on the jersey (a little hard to see at first because of the glare). It had to be a licensing issue.

  • teenchy | May 14, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”390104″]
    I thought the same thing at first, but it actually says “CHICAGO” on the jersey (a little hard to see at first because of the glare). It had to be a licensing issue.[/quote]

    My bad, guess that’s what I get for needing bifocals now. :-(

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”390096″]It’s a shame the Blue Rocks are moving away from those striped stirrups. Those things are gorgeous…[/quote]

    They should donate them to Uni Watch, where a few lucky members (including the one who came up with the idea) could appreciate them.

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?

  • Wagner | May 14, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    You have to check out this new phillies shirt….

    http://zoowithroy.sp...

  • rebelry | May 14, 2010 at 10:53 am |

    I think that the rocks choose uniforms like the cubs do. They may have alternates and all that fun stuff and have the starting pitcher decide. Thats why when Zambrano used to get the start, the Cubs always wore the blue alts. I dont think that the Rocks were saying that the starting pitcher could suddenly decide to wear red stirrups or something.

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 11:17 am |

    Is it just me, or did Reggie Roby miss out on a great marketing opportunity? He should have endorsed a Reggie Roby wristwatch. I’d wear one of those.

    Not just because he wore watches on the field, but how many other punters could actually assume the six-o-clock position?
    http://blogimg.goo.n...
    Or is that 12:30?
    http://www.bucpower....

  • joe | May 14, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”390104″][quote comment=”390102″]Speaking of EFF, I’m sure you all have noticed that the basketball Oakland Oak acorn man is basically the same as the PCL baseball Oakland Oak acorn man.

    As for that Bears bobblehead, I have to wonder whether it’s not for the Chicago Bears but for some other Bears team. First thought is UC Berkeley but those aren’t their colors, either.[/quote]
    I thought the same thing at first, but it actually says “CHICAGO” on the jersey (a little hard to see at first because of the glare). It had to be a licensing issue.[/quote]
    and it says bears on the base.

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”390111″]Is it just me, or did Reggie Roby miss out on a great marketing opportunity? He should have endorsed a Reggie Roby wristwatch. I’d wear one of those.

    Not just because he wore watches on the field, but how many other punters could actually assume the six-o-clock position?
    http://blogimg.goo.n...
    Or is that 12:30?
    http://www.bucpower....
    Nah. To properly market the watch, he’d have needed to get to 10:10.

  • Teebz | May 14, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    This may shock the world, but I have radically altered the softball world in my neck of the woods with my batting/sliding gloves. I started a trend (and hopefully a good one, despite the aesthetics needing some work)!

    I wear a regular old pair of gardening gloves to hit and slide in. Why? A $30 pair of batting gloves are terrible for sliding since they rip so easily. The 99-cent gardening gloves are made from the same leather, are 100x thicker, prevent the vibration of the bat from reaching your hands, are normally warmer, can take a beating, and can be modified without them falling apart.

    Case in point? I have the backs of the gloves cut off up to the midpoint of my hands to allow for a greater range of motion.

    So what do I spy last night? A guy on an opposing team wearing leather gardening gloves! I asked him where he got the idea, and his response was, “Some other guy in our league does it. He said they keep his hands warm, reduce the bat vibration, and he can slide in them. I thought it was a pretty good idea, so I tried it for myself, and they work pretty good.” LOL

  • Rick | May 14, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    Salty was in the news:

    http://deadspin.com/...

  • dudebrotherman | May 14, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    Great article on ESPN Paul!!!! Please let legend gray unis become mainstream! NBA needs to think about texture as well! Remember the Champion Double Mesh? If Lebron goes to the Bulls, they for sure need to bring back the double mesh and be rid of that cheap satin look they have goin.

  • Bill | May 14, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    I have seen high school baseball player wearing leather work gloves for as long as I can remember watching baseball. I am in Texas so it may just be a regional thing.

  • Ian | May 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    1 – EFF / Portland Loggers: I’ve GOT to get me that shirt! Being a Portland guy and all, that would fit my arsenal nicely. I also have a pocket sked from their only year in Portland, and it has the same logo. Way cool!

    2 – Nick Lidstrom / Tigers jersey: That link portrays one of the best/worst examples of the differences between the print and uniform logos for the Tigers. I’ve circled them for ya… http://farm4.static....

    Good stuff as always, PL and crew!!!

  • Charles N. | May 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm |

    Just read the ESPN article. Love the work at UA to produce that awesome grey. More so than that, I love the effort behind the move. Not only were they interested in making a classic-looking material, but they didn’t settle and went through those iterations to get it just so. After a quick look at the Under Armour retail website, I didn’t find any baseball gear for sale in legend grey. Any idea if this color will be available to the general public, or is it strictly for their throwback programs?

    Cheers,
    C

  • Mike Engle | May 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite. Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    um, i’ll say it, i had that exact pair of roller skate sneakers.

    i have to go to santo’s sporting goods in oaklawn to pick up a new 16″ bat, so i will have on the white sox world series look. i can’t wait until pineapple moves back to chicago in a couple weeks and i have access to a camera.

    in baseball or softball batting gloves are for sucks. when is the last time anybody got a “buzz” from a bat in softball? if you get “stung” in softball, um, yer doin’ it wrong. that being said i do remember a cold spell one april when i relented, and wore my electricians gloves for baseball on the cheap, because i ain’t paying no 75 cents for no coke if you know what i mean.

    loved that espn article today too, i hope that fabric gets used more.

  • Chris M | May 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”390109″]You have to check out this new phillies shirt….

    http://zoowithroy.sp...
    They needs to add binoculars to the list.

  • Chance Michaels | May 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”390121″]If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite.

    Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.[/quote]
    Great observation. Can’t think of anyone. Paul Molitor comes close with the Brewers – his first year in the bigs coincided with the introduction of pinstripes, and he left for Toronto the year before they were dropped.

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”390122″]um, i’ll say it, i had that exact pair of roller skate sneakers.

    i have to go to santo’s sporting goods in oaklawn to pick up a new 16″ bat, so i will have on the white sox world series look. i can’t wait until pineapple moves back to chicago in a couple weeks and i have access to a camera.

    in baseball or softball batting gloves are for sucks. when is the last time anybody got a “buzz” from a bat in softball? if you get “stung” in softball, um, yer doin’ it wrong. that being said i do remember a cold spell one april when i relented, and wore my electricians gloves for baseball on the cheap, because i ain’t paying no 75 cents for no coke if you know what i mean.

    loved that espn article today too, i hope that fabric gets used more.[/quote]

    Batting gloves in softball aren’t about stingers…except, as you noted, when it’s REALLY cold.

    If you play a lot, though…meaning a hundred or so games a summer…and you spend time regularly in a batting cage…they do prevent blisters.

    But, honestly, for most softball players the greater benefit probably is protection when sliding.

    —Ricko

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm |

    Various MLB Grass Designs! http://www.itsalways...

  • Mike Engle | May 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”390125″][quote comment=”390122″]um, i’ll say it, i had that exact pair of roller skate sneakers.

    i have to go to santo’s sporting goods in oaklawn to pick up a new 16″ bat, so i will have on the white sox world series look. i can’t wait until pineapple moves back to chicago in a couple weeks and i have access to a camera.

    in baseball or softball batting gloves are for sucks. when is the last time anybody got a “buzz” from a bat in softball? if you get “stung” in softball, um, yer doin’ it wrong. that being said i do remember a cold spell one april when i relented, and wore my electricians gloves for baseball on the cheap, because i ain’t paying no 75 cents for no coke if you know what i mean.

    loved that espn article today too, i hope that fabric gets used more.[/quote]

    Batting gloves in softball aren’t about stingers…except, as you noted, when it’s REALLY cold.

    If you play a lot, though…meaning a hundred or so games a summer…and you spend time regularly in a batting cage…they do prevent blisters.

    But, honestly, for most softball players the greater benefit probably is protection when sliding.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I too have a pair of batting gloves in my bag. Hardly ever use them. If it’s raining or if the field is wet, I probably would strap them on, though.

  • David | May 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    Phillies and Brewers in 70s throwbacks tonight!

  • Chance Michaels | May 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”390128″]Phillies and Brewers in 70s throwbacks tonight![/quote]

    Can’t wait to see them. Maybe I’ll pick up a jersey when I’m next in Milwaukee.

  • Christopher | May 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    Awesome… Scotty Pods! One of my favorite players.

  • BW Radley | May 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”390102″]Speaking of EFF, I’m sure you all have noticed that the basketball Oakland Oak acorn man is basically the same as the PCL baseball Oakland Oak acorn man.[/quote]

    Well, there is a reason for this. The ABA logo was an adaptation of the PCL logo. Both were designed by Leland “Lee” Susman who was a sports cartoonist at the Oakland Tribune for 35 years. He was enshrined in the PCL’s Hall of Fame a couple of years ago, and apparently will turn 93 in July.

  • Andy | May 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    While Legend Grey is a good start toward bringing the tactile look back to baseball, the more I think about it, the ore I can’t stand the artificiality of it. The smooth texture of it, the unnatural repeating pattern, the fact that it’s printed on there all make it seem so… wrong, even if the intent to make it look so right is genuinely there.

    Maybe take the normal grey polyester yarn and spin it up with a darker polyester yarn to create that heather look. Maybe make the fabric a blend of poly and rayon. Maybe add some cotton in there for softness. I don’t think the performance of the fabrics are as important to a baseball player as they are to someone who plays a constant-motion sport like football, soccer or basketball. Comfort is obviously paramount, as evidenced by the fact that the players are basically wearing work slacks out on the field, so I don’t see why an actual blended fabric is out of the question.

  • Chance Michaels | May 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”390132″]While Legend Grey is a good start toward bringing the tactile look back to baseball, the more I think about it, the ore I can’t stand the artificiality of it. The smooth texture of it, the unnatural repeating pattern, the fact that it’s printed on there all make it seem so… wrong, even if the intent to make it look so right is genuinely there.

    Maybe take the normal grey polyester yarn and spin it up with a darker polyester yarn to create that heather look. Maybe make the fabric a blend of poly and rayon. Maybe add some cotton in there for softness. I don’t think the performance of the fabrics are as important to a baseball player as they are to someone who plays a constant-motion sport like football, soccer or basketball. Comfort is obviously paramount, as evidenced by the fact that the players are basically wearing work slacks out on the field, so I don’t see why an actual blended fabric is out of the question.[/quote]

    I think you’re right on both counts.

  • Chris from Carver | May 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    It seems to me that Legend Grey is like sausage. You love it before you find out how it’s made.

  • Teebz | May 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”390125″][quote comment=”390122″]um, i’ll say it, i had that exact pair of roller skate sneakers.

    i have to go to santo’s sporting goods in oaklawn to pick up a new 16″ bat, so i will have on the white sox world series look. i can’t wait until pineapple moves back to chicago in a couple weeks and i have access to a camera.

    in baseball or softball batting gloves are for sucks. when is the last time anybody got a “buzz” from a bat in softball? if you get “stung” in softball, um, yer doin’ it wrong. that being said i do remember a cold spell one april when i relented, and wore my electricians gloves for baseball on the cheap, because i ain’t paying no 75 cents for no coke if you know what i mean.

    loved that espn article today too, i hope that fabric gets used more.[/quote]

    Batting gloves in softball aren’t about stingers…except, as you noted, when it’s REALLY cold.

    If you play a lot, though…meaning a hundred or so games a summer…and you spend time regularly in a batting cage…they do prevent blisters.

    But, honestly, for most softball players the greater benefit probably is protection when sliding.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Cold is a way of life right now across the prairies in Canada.

    Played last night in 47F weather to start, and ended up at 37F by the time it ended. Keeping your hands warm and preventing the “sting” are a way of life in the Great White North until the latter parts of May.

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”390113″][quote comment=”390111″]Is it just me, or did Reggie Roby miss out on a great marketing opportunity? He should have endorsed a Reggie Roby wristwatch. I’d wear one of those.

    Not just because he wore watches on the field, but how many other punters could actually assume the six-o-clock position?
    http://blogimg.goo.n...
    Or is that 12:30?
    http://www.bucpower....
    Nah. To properly market the watch, he’d have needed to get to 10:10.[/quote]

    Well, if they made a digital Roby watch, the 10:10 position could be his head and leg:
    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”390121″]If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite.

    Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.[/quote]

    If he goes, I hope the team doesn’t opt for a total redesign to erase all memory of him. Well, as long as they don’t go back to the 90s “things” (good description, Mike). Just keep the wine and gold, or blue and orange. Nothing else.

    Never occurred to me before – why did they use metallic gold in the latest unis? The only other time they used a similar color was during the Stepien years, which I’m sure will never be featured in any throwback. I’m all for bringing back the athletic gold.

  • flip | May 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”390126″]Various MLB Grass Designs! http://www.itsalways...

    Great designs…

    … When I saw the Royals were being featured, I thought it’d be about their ill-conceived powder blue cap. http://www.kansascit... Stick with the Royal cap, KC.

    Now, the Blue Rocks are the Royals’ Advanced A minor league affiliate. Those powder blue stirrups are awesome. Bring ’em back and bring ’em back now!

  • Johnny O | May 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”390129″][quote comment=”390128″]Phillies and Brewers in 70s throwbacks tonight![/quote]

    Can’t wait to see them. Maybe I’ll pick up a jersey when I’m next in Milwaukee.[/quote]

    I will be in attendance! Hopefully I will snap some good pics. (Also, Barrel Man logo 70’s pennant…to the first 10K kids. You think I can pass as under 12?)

  • flip | May 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”390098″]Hand-cast for sliding? Why go through all the bother when all they need to do is this: http://multimedia.he...

    Is there any relationship between the subject of the main post — the Royals — and the few number of posts? Could be.

    Is there any relationship between the Royals’ place in the standings and their sliding techniques? Could be.

    Sliding feet first seems safer and allows the runner to pop up and advance. Pete Rose, I think, is responsible for the popularity of the head-first slide. Players equated it with faux hustle. Rose wasn’t fast enough to advance on an overthrow.

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm |

    Sort of random, but hey what else is the comments section for!? Various Hawaiian Uniforms: http://www.gameusedu...

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    no one friday ruppin?

    oh well

  • Schmeltzer | May 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”390108″]anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?[/quote]

  • Schmeltzer | May 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”390143″][quote comment=”390108″]anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?[/quote][/quote]
    Oops, accidentally hit enter before typing anything.
    But I almost forgot to share my Stirrup Friday pic:
    http://yfrog.com/085...

    BTW rpm, I’m a little surprised tck started the knitting on the front causing the knit rows to overlap in that unsightly way (and yes, I have them on correctly).

  • Frank Mercogliano | May 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    Gang,

    Quick favor to ask of the uni-faithful…I need folks to log into youtube and double click the like button for my video onhow I think LOST will end. The video is here: http://www.youtube.c...

    The winner gets a DHARMA van from the show, and a chance to meet the cast in LA, and the voting is TIED…you can vote once per youtube account, and voting ends on Sunday. I could really use a uni-push on this….thanks gang!

    Frank Mercogliano
    Uniwatch member #800!

  • Andy | May 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”390137″][quote comment=”390121″]If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite.

    Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.[/quote]

    If he goes, I hope the team doesn’t opt for a total redesign to erase all memory of him. Well, as long as they don’t go back to the 90s “things” (good description, Mike). Just keep the wine and gold, or blue and orange. Nothing else.

    Never occurred to me before – why did they use metallic gold in the latest unis? The only other time they used a similar color was during the Stepien years, which I’m sure will never be featured in any throwback. I’m all for bringing back the athletic gold.[/quote]

    It’s already been established that the colors are changing (to the darker wine and yellow gold from the throwbacks) and that the uniforms are being overhauled.

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”390146″][quote comment=”390137″][quote comment=”390121″]If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite.

    Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.[/quote]

    If he goes, I hope the team doesn’t opt for a total redesign to erase all memory of him. Well, as long as they don’t go back to the 90s “things” (good description, Mike). Just keep the wine and gold, or blue and orange. Nothing else.

    Never occurred to me before – why did they use metallic gold in the latest unis? The only other time they used a similar color was during the Stepien years, which I’m sure will never be featured in any throwback. I’m all for bringing back the athletic gold.[/quote]

    It’s already been established that the colors are changing (to the darker wine and yellow gold from the throwbacks) and that the uniforms are being overhauled.[/quote]

    Did the Cavs actually refer to virtually the color we now know as “Vegas Gold” as “Champagne” or “Champagne Gold” at one time? Officially, that is. Or do I think they did because I recall a writer or broadcaster describing it thusly?

    I ask because was first time I heard it disitinguished from “Old Gold”.

    Keep wanting to say that at one time, very early on, their colors were “Maroon and Champagne Gold.”

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”390137″][quote comment=”390121″]If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs this off-season, then his tenure in Cleveland would exactly match the life of his uniform–nothing more, and nothing less. The year before his arrival, the Cavs wore their black and blue “things” from the 90s. LeBron was introduced in the new wine and gold sets, but the gold is about to become less metallic and more athletic, and potentially more prominent as well.
    Has that ever happened before? Wayne Gretzky comes close with the Raider-Kings, but not quite.

    Mike Schmidt comes even closer: the Phillies wore powder blue on the road for Schmidt’s entire career, minus Schmidt’s first and last seasons.[/quote]

    If he goes, I hope the team doesn’t opt for a total redesign to erase all memory of him. Well, as long as they don’t go back to the 90s “things” (good description, Mike). Just keep the wine and gold, or blue and orange. Nothing else.

    Never occurred to me before – why did they use metallic gold in the latest unis? The only other time they used a similar color was during the Stepien years, which I’m sure will never be featured in any throwback. I’m all for bringing back the athletic gold.[/quote]

    Thought maybe Frank Robinson would be a candidate, because his rookie season was the Redlegs’ first in vests (’56).

    But, it turns out they continued to wear them for a couple more years after he was traded to the Orioles.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”390147″]Did the Cavs actually refer to virtually the color we now know as “Vegas Gold” as “Champagne” or “Champagne Gold” at one time? Officially, that is. Or do I think they did because I recall a writer or broadcaster describing it thusly?

    I ask because was first time I heard it disitinguished from “Old Gold”.

    Keep wanting to say that at one time, very early on, their colors were “Maroon and Champagne Gold.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That would have been the Stepien era, 81-83:
    http://www.nba.com/m...
    http://www.nba.com/m...

    The Cavs web site just says metallic gold. I’d have to go through my brother’s old media guides to see if they used the word “champagne.” It’s possible, because in the same time frame the Michigan Panthers were wearing “champagne silver” helmets and pants. That coulda been the buzz term of the day.

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”390135″][quote comment=”390125″][quote comment=”390122″]um, i’ll say it, i had that exact pair of roller skate sneakers.

    i have to go to santo’s sporting goods in oaklawn to pick up a new 16″ bat, so i will have on the white sox world series look. i can’t wait until pineapple moves back to chicago in a couple weeks and i have access to a camera.

    in baseball or softball batting gloves are for sucks. when is the last time anybody got a “buzz” from a bat in softball? if you get “stung” in softball, um, yer doin’ it wrong. that being said i do remember a cold spell one april when i relented, and wore my electricians gloves for baseball on the cheap, because i ain’t paying no 75 cents for no coke if you know what i mean.

    loved that espn article today too, i hope that fabric gets used more.[/quote]

    Batting gloves in softball aren’t about stingers…except, as you noted, when it’s REALLY cold.

    If you play a lot, though…meaning a hundred or so games a summer…and you spend time regularly in a batting cage…they do prevent blisters.

    But, honestly, for most softball players the greater benefit probably is protection when sliding.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Cold is a way of life right now across the prairies in Canada.

    Played last night in 47F weather to start, and ended up at 37F by the time it ended. Keeping your hands warm and preventing the “sting” are a way of life in the Great White North until the latter parts of May.[/quote]

    i think i originally put a cold weather pass in there teebz, then took it out. obviously, if it is freezing you are off the hook. and like mike said, they are in his bag, but he doesn’t use them unless it is freezing. and maybe my hands are calloused from years of glass work, but blisters? and sliding? i guess i am just older school then the school on this one. i reiterate, in mlb or the park down the street, batting gloves are for sucks. almost nothing gets me more irked then a softball game i am umping when i have to wait for some yahoo to put on the “foil” on a 90 degree day. really? batting gloves? did the other team just sign nolan ryan, or is he going to put a 12 foot ark on that pitch? get up and hit hammerin’ hank. anyone who wants to wear them, fine, your prerogative, just like cuffing, but i will tease you if you wear them in a game i work.

    white sox world series stirrup karma scored me a 34″ 38oz clincher silver thin wall today. oh stirrups, is there anything you can’t do? and phil, nice pilot look today, you going out of town on business? that’s a travelin’ stirrup.

    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”390144″][quote comment=”390143″][quote comment=”390108″]anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?[/quote][/quote]
    Oops, accidentally hit enter before typing anything.
    But I almost forgot to share my Stirrup Friday pic:
    http://yfrog.com/085...

    BTW rpm, I’m a little surprised tck started the knitting on the front causing the knit rows to overlap in that unsightly way (and yes, I have them on correctly).[/quote]
    OK, I’ll play along.

    I have a pair or two that are like that as well. But the difference between fronts and backs is barely perceptible on them anyway, so I just wear them backwards. We’re talking like a quarter-inch difference.

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”390151″][quote comment=”390144″][quote comment=”390143″][quote comment=”390108″]anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?[/quote][/quote]
    Oops, accidentally hit enter before typing anything.
    But I almost forgot to share my Stirrup Friday pic:
    http://yfrog.com/085...

    BTW rpm, I’m a little surprised tck started the knitting on the front causing the knit rows to overlap in that unsightly way (and yes, I have them on correctly).[/quote]
    OK, I’ll play along.

    I have a pair or two that are like that as well. But the difference between fronts and backs is barely perceptible on them anyway, so I just wear them backwards. We’re talking like a quarter-inch difference.[/quote]

    heh…that’s the exact combo i wore last friday

    cept with ya know, dress slacks and shoes

    i also have a couple pairs where the knitting is ‘overlapped’ but it’s barely perceptible

    now…we’ll see what happens after repeated washings, but so far, so good

  • Dan | May 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm |

    Why is lacrosse rugby related?

  • Schmeltzer | May 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”390151″][quote comment=”390144″][quote comment=”390143″][quote comment=”390108″]anyone friday ruppin?

    pics?[/quote][/quote]
    Oops, accidentally hit enter before typing anything.
    But I almost forgot to share my Stirrup Friday pic:
    http://yfrog.com/085...

    BTW rpm, I’m a little surprised tck started the knitting on the front causing the knit rows to overlap in that unsightly way (and yes, I have them on correctly).[/quote]
    OK, I’ll play along.

    I have a pair or two that are like that as well. But the difference between fronts and backs is barely perceptible on them anyway, so I just wear them backwards. We’re talking like a quarter-inch difference.[/quote]
    That’s a good point. Maybe I’ll start doing that. But it’s the principle of it…

  • Schmeltzer | May 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”390155″][quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.[/quote]
    I don’t know if it’s a good or a bad thing that every word of that post made perfect sense to me without needing to re-read.

    As for your principled stirrup-wearing: if I were suiting up for competition, I’d certainly be orienting them the proper way.

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”390155″][quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.[/quote]

    the gal to the right is kate(aka pineapple)

    sadly i wear the a’s backwards too since the opening difference is negligible. i suppose this is a case of two wrongs almost making a right.

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”390157″][quote comment=”390155″][quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.[/quote]

    the gal to the right is kate(aka pineapple)

    sadly i wear the a’s backwards too since the opening difference is negligible. i suppose this is a case of two wrongs almost making a right.[/quote]

    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    Any status update on my order, buddy?

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”390158″][quote comment=”390157″][quote comment=”390155″][quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.[/quote]

    the gal to the right is kate(aka pineapple)

    sadly i wear the a’s backwards too since the opening difference is negligible. i suppose this is a case of two wrongs almost making a right.[/quote]

    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    Any status update on my order, buddy?[/quote]

    how is that a good reason for 7″? you’re crackers.

    i have your purple and maroon, but not the team order yet. i called today, but melodee was out. i do have a couple of charges on my account, and i assume those are yours, and maybe some of the revolution. so it looks like i will have them by wednesday when i see you next.

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”390159″][quote comment=”390158″][quote comment=”390157″][quote comment=”390155″][quote comment=”390150″]
    the martyhick pointed out to me today that in the pixture of his lady friend yesterday, there was a pineapple sighting. funny thing is, both kate and i looked at the shot, and neither of us noticed her rolling a square while talking to the martyhick.[/quote]
    I love reading posts from you, rpm. I read it. Then read it again. Stop and think about it. Still confused, try a third time. And usually I give up and think, well that was fun.[/quote]

    the gal to the right is kate(aka pineapple)

    sadly i wear the a’s backwards too since the opening difference is negligible. i suppose this is a case of two wrongs almost making a right.[/quote]

    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    Any status update on my order, buddy?[/quote]

    how is that a good reason for 7″? you’re crackers.

    i have your purple and maroon, but not the team order yet. i called today, but melodee was out. i do have a couple of charges on my account, and i assume those are yours, and maybe some of the revolution. so it looks like i will have them by wednesday when i see you next.[/quote]

    Good reason is that you know which is the front and backside, a lot easier. I will not be there this Wednesday, no big deal. Going to the Conan Live Show at Chicago Theater!

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”390158″]
    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    [/quote]

    there is no good reason to make 7″ers

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”390161″][quote comment=”390158″]
    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    [/quote]

    there is no good reason to make 7″ers[/quote]

    i can think of a good reason if you are a counterrevolutionary.

    shag~
    i’ll let you know when they come in so we can meet.

  • Wes Kendall | May 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    Ok guys, softball stirrup question time. Which is better:

    Combo 1: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 2: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 3: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    I also have a pair of yellow stirrups that I haven’t used. Contemplating pulling a Chi-Sox and wearing inverted yellow/blue or a yellow/white. What say you all?

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”390163″]Ok guys, softball stirrup question time. Which is better:

    Combo 1: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 2: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 3: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    I also have a pair of yellow stirrups that I haven’t used. Contemplating pulling a Chi-Sox and wearing inverted yellow/blue or a yellow/white. What say you all?[/quote]

    it’s softball, so all rules are off, you can get as crazy as you want. from what you have shown, i personally like the yellow sani.

    2F art walk tonight in pilsen, starts in a half hour if anybody wants to stop by for a beer.

  • Teebz | May 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”390150″]
    i think i originally put a cold weather pass in there teebz, then took it out. obviously, if it is freezing you are off the hook. and like mike said, they are in his bag, but he doesn’t use them unless it is freezing. and maybe my hands are calloused from years of glass work, but blisters? and sliding? i guess i am just older school then the school on this one. i reiterate, in mlb or the park down the street, batting gloves are for sucks. almost nothing gets me more irked then a softball game i am umping when i have to wait for some yahoo to put on the “foil” on a 90 degree day. really? batting gloves? did the other team just sign nolan ryan, or is he going to put a 12 foot ark on that pitch? get up and hit hammerin’ hank. anyone who wants to wear them, fine, your prerogative, just like cuffing, but i will tease you if you wear them in a game i work.[/quote]

    Tease me for the gloves, but I’ll slide all day in those suckers on some of the concrete infields we play on. ;o)

  • The Hemogoblin | May 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm |

    I’m going to be copy chief at the Oregon Daily Emerald next year.

    /uni-relevant post

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    teebz…

    i would pay good money to see you slide headfirst

    ~~~~

    re: wes’ rup question

    like roberto, it’s softball, so you can pretty much wear those 9″ers, but if you want my opinion…get a set of seattle pilots rups and wear some gold sanis…

    they may be sold out now, but if you need a rup fix, talk to comrade marshall

  • The Hemogoblin | May 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”390164″][quote comment=”390163″]Ok guys, softball stirrup question time. Which is better:

    Combo 1: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 2: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 3: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    I also have a pair of yellow stirrups that I haven’t used. Contemplating pulling a Chi-Sox and wearing inverted yellow/blue or a yellow/white. What say you all?[/quote]

    it’s softball, so all rules are off, you can get as crazy as you want. from what you have shown, i personally like the yellow sani.

    2F art walk tonight in pilsen, starts in a half hour if anybody wants to stop by for a beer.[/quote]

    I too am in favor of the yellow sanitary.

  • Teebz | May 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”390167″]teebz…

    i would pay good money to see you slide headfirst[/quote]

    Get your money out, Phil. It’s the only way I slide. Far more control in terms of evading a tag that way.

    Remarkably, I have yet to slide this season. I usually break one out in the first game.

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”390169″][quote comment=”390167″]teebz…

    i would pay good money to see you slide headfirst[/quote]

    Get your money out, Phil. It’s the only way I slide. Far more control in terms of evading a tag that way.

    Remarkably, I have yet to slide this season. I usually break one out in the first game.[/quote]

    get a flip (or get one of your mates to) and film it

    guaranteed one million hits on youtube…i’ll even host it for ya if you can get me some raw footage

  • Teebz | May 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”390170″][quote comment=”390169″][quote comment=”390167″]teebz…

    i would pay good money to see you slide headfirst[/quote]

    Get your money out, Phil. It’s the only way I slide. Far more control in terms of evading a tag that way.

    Remarkably, I have yet to slide this season. I usually break one out in the first game.[/quote]

    get a flip (or get one of your mates to) and film it

    guaranteed one million hits on youtube…i’ll even host it for ya if you can get me some raw footage[/quote]

    I play with a bunch of guys who think technology is whatever DVD they can get for free in the cereal box. I’ve fixed more PCs for them than I’d like to admit to.

  • Anthony G | May 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm |

    New Pac 10 logo?

    http://seattletimes....

  • James Craven | May 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm |

    We have a retro uni fail with the Phillies-Brewers game.

    Phils light blues have NOB, but they did not have NOB until 1974.

  • adam | May 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm |

    Phils powder blues warm my heart tonight. specially seeing victorino going high and stirruped.

    the colors look right.
    They’re using regular bright red batting helmets, their NOB’s aren’t vertically arched and the chest logo doesn’t have the baseball laces at their center like the cap does.

    but those are observances, not complaints.

  • Graf Zeppelin | May 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm |

    Channel 790 for all you LI Cablevision customers disgusted with the Mets.

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”390175″]Channel 790 for all you LI Cablevision customers disgusted with the Mets.[/quote]

    been on since ollie gave up the three run dinger

    i’ll have a little sumpin sumpin on this tomorrow

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”390172″]New Pac 10 logo?

    http://seattletimes....

    You’d think the Pac 10 might have waited for something new with all of this expansion talk, but I still like the look.

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”390161″][quote comment=”390158″]
    Yet another reason to make 7″ers…

    [/quote]

    there is no good reason to make 7″ers[/quote]

    Well, other than the A’s socks of that era WERE 7-inchers, of course.

    Or at least the striped would be oriented closer to the stirrups, as they should be for that era.

    I have nothing against 4 or 5 inchers, if they’re correct for the stirrups in question.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”390168″][quote comment=”390164″][quote comment=”390163″]Ok guys, softball stirrup question time. Which is better:

    Combo 1: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 2: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    Combo 3: http://sphotos.ak.fb...

    I also have a pair of yellow stirrups that I haven’t used. Contemplating pulling a Chi-Sox and wearing inverted yellow/blue or a yellow/white. What say you all?[/quote]

    it’s softball, so all rules are off, you can get as crazy as you want. from what you have shown, i personally like the yellow sani.

    2F art walk tonight in pilsen, starts in a half hour if anybody wants to stop by for a beer.[/quote]

    I too am in favor of the yellow sanitary.[/quote]

    I vote #2, but with the gold sani. Pants are little high for that look in #1. Either that or pull to pants down a little farther, touching the top of the back stirrup…for the look of that era, anyway. Gorman Thomas was about the only MLBer who wore both his stirrups and his pants that high. And I guarantee you, in no sense of the word was Gorman Thomas chock full of good sartorial judgement…on the field or off.

    —Ricko

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm |

    Phillies tonight: http://i428.photobuc...

    They make blue look goooooooood!

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”390180″]Phillies tonight: http://i428.photobuc...

    They make blue look goooooooood![/quote]
    http://i428.photobuc...

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm |

    Sorry, this should work: http://i14.photobuck...

  • LI Phil | May 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”390182″]Sorry, this should work: http://i14.photobuck...

    golden sombrero

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    My final attempt at posting a picture from the Phillies Brewers game tonight: http://twitpic.com/1...

  • Andrew | May 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

    The Phillies/Brewers uni’s tonight look absolutely terrible. If you are going to wear throwbacks, A) get them right, B) wear them like they wore them at the time, not stupid pajamas. Ryan howard looks like a fool, as well as….well pretty much the rest of both teams…….except Jamie Moyer.

  • Ricko | May 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”390169″][quote comment=”390167″]teebz…

    i would pay good money to see you slide headfirst[/quote]

    Get your money out, Phil. It’s the only way I slide. Far more control in terms of evading a tag that way.

    Remarkably, I have yet to slide this season. I usually break one out in the first game.[/quote]

    Well then, I’m ahead 2-0 in the sliding department this season, Teebz. Feet first, though. I’m too old (and too good lookin’) to go headfirst. ;)

    Besides, I’m pretty good and kicking the ball out of a glove. Sort of a lost art, and can’t do it going headfirst.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | May 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”390166″]I’m going to be copy chief at the Oregon Daily Emerald next year.

    /uni-relevant post[/quote]

    Congratulations!

  • Lee | May 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    So the company (Hunter Manufacturing Group)that made the “Vintage 60’s NY Giants” mug, they celebrated being in business for 20 years in 2008. Ebay seller- Do the math.

  • Chris Doran | May 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”390185″]The Phillies/Brewers uni’s tonight look absolutely terrible. If you are going to wear throwbacks, A) get them right, B) wear them like they wore them at the time, not stupid pajamas. Ryan howard looks like a fool, as well as….well pretty much the rest of both teams…….except Jamie Moyer.[/quote]
    Actually, Victorino was sporting the stirrups. But Phils play-by-play man Tom McCarthy actually spotted the most glaring problem with the Phils throwback… buttons not zippers.

  • Jerry | May 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”390173″]We have a retro uni fail with the Phillies-Brewers game.

    Phils light blues have NOB, but they did not have NOB until 1974.[/quote]

    The throwbacks are suppossed to represent the entire decade of the 70’s, not just 1970-74. The majority of the decade the Phils had NOB, that is why they have them tonight

  • Jerry | May 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”390189″][quote comment=”390185″]The Phillies/Brewers uni’s tonight look absolutely terrible. If you are going to wear throwbacks, A) get them right, B) wear them like they wore them at the time, not stupid pajamas. Ryan howard looks like a fool, as well as….well pretty much the rest of both teams…….except Jamie Moyer.[/quote]
    Actually, Victorino was sporting the stirrups. But Phils play-by-play man Tom McCarthy actually spotted the most glaring problem with the Phils throwback… buttons not zippers.[/quote]

    Corey Hart for the Brewers was going high cuffed as well, but he had socks, not ‘rups

  • Tony Miller | May 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm |

    Apologies if this has already been covered, but is there some sort of master list of stirrup-clad MLB players?

    I’m most familiar with guys like Brendan Ryan, D.J. Carrasco, and Juan Pierre since I live in the middle of both Central divisions, but there have to be more.

    Right?

  • Matthew Robins | May 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm |

    Think Werth could use a pair of stirrups? http://scores.espn.g...

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm |

    So am I the only (American) weirdo who was watching the Memorial Cup game? (Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Windsor Spitfires)

    I dig those Wheat Kings unis — throwbacks of some sort, I’m assuming. Very similar to the Blackhawks current alts/Winter Classic unis. They even had the triangles on the pants.

    I’m not crazy about the yellow numbers, though. I can’t imagine the announcers/statisticians were crazy about them.

    Game-used jersey auction here, for anyone interested in that sort of thing.

  • inkracer | May 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

    Since it’s the Flyers and the Canadiens in the Eastern Finals, I would love to see this:http://johngushue.ty...
    face off against This: http://i.cdn.turner....

    Sure, it would be hell on the eyes, but it would be the most unique color on color game.

  • JTH | May 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    On this date in 1978

  • inkracer | May 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=\”390195\”]Since it\’s the Flyers and the Canadiens in the Eastern Finals, I would love to see this:
    http://johngushue.ty...
    face off against This: http://i.cdn.turner....

    Sure, it would be hell on the eyes, but it would be the most unique color on color game.[/quote]

    Sorry about that.. fixing the Canadiens image link..

  • frankenslade | May 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm |

    Very cool that Moyer got to pitch in the road uniform he grew up watching the Phils play in (and which they wore when he broke in with the Cubs). Too bad the Phils didn’t spring for maroon helmets with the old logo, but I had a blast watching my current-day faves play in the unis, more or less, of my boyhood faves. Hopefully the money saved on maroon helmets and warm-up jackets can be used to re-sign Jayson Werth. I was shocked to see Victorino in stirrups. It is too bad the unis on both teams were cut for Generation XL rather than the form-fitting cuts of players in the ’70s and ’80s, but the players need to maintain their sense of comfort.

  • rpm | May 14, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    ricko~
    i am teebian in my speed, but in legion i DID once knock a ball out of the shortstops leather with my head on a “steal/make him balk leave early…d’oh” that i was dead to rights at second by on by 5, er, 25 feet. that being said, i slide only on my arse these days, if i’m out i’m out in most cases i ain’t takin’ gravel in the shoot or mug for softball. then again, i am sick of losing by 30, so the youppi for the first time in years is dead for the spring season. to make up for it i have been “recruited” by some men’s league teams, going to see how i like playing when it matter’s more then it should again. should be interesting, but i will imagine i will temper things with flowers in my hair, or a skirt with ‘rups combo. either way people hate being beat by big gay al, and i am giant combustible bill.

  • David | May 15, 2010 at 12:00 am |

    looked to me like the “P” on the Phillies jerseys was missing the baseball stitch. it was an empty middle of the “P”.

    still, it was such a nice way to end the night after watching the flyers make history!

  • traxel | May 15, 2010 at 12:06 am |

    Friday musings–

    I like the Giants orange.

    No Friday rup for me. Wouldn’t quite work on the golf course. Love seeing the pictures though.

    Combo 1 with the yellow sanis.

    I really want to see Teebz slide head first. Also, I’d hate to be the catcher with him coming down the third base line.

    rpm has great posts.

    Brad Penney has worn three different sock types this year. Fake rups with fake white sanis (spring training), real stirrups, and all red socks with stripes (seems to have settled on this now).

    Flyers just got me major points in Teebz hockey pool.

    Got my kids rup order in for their little league team. Looking forward to it! Got a pair for myself too (assistant coach in charge of the pitching machine).

    Kids team name is the Gamers. Hmmm. Casino reference or playstation?

    Paul’s article on the new flannels was great. I’ve been saying for a while now the modern grays are too flat.

    Royals powder hats are dumb.

    How come everything is blue in the Skydome except the Jay’s uniforms?

    That’s enough for now. Happy weekend everyone.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 12:20 am |

    hm, maybe it should be bert “back by” bleven’ed as “cobusti” bill johnson.

    i too want to see the teebowski on a take out slide, but i bet that son of a gun plays clean, like softball should be played, to the best of your ability but easy breezy.

    i say we meet for a game at he field of dreams before they close that shit down(if they have not already). what say you UW, what say you? a UW cage match?! i’ll bring beer, pine tar, and a fresh can of whoop arse.

  • thom | May 15, 2010 at 12:26 am |

    sombody could have gotten DANNY BAEZ a ‘maroon shirt for fridays PHL-MIL game couldn’t they instead of the regular red

  • traxel | May 15, 2010 at 12:28 am |

    Count me in on the Field of Dreams trek. Also, anyone who wants to go to one of these guys games, let me know. http://www.hometeams...
    Great opportunity to sport the Browns rups.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”390204″]Count me in on the Field of Dreams trek. Also, anyone who wants to go to one of these guys games, let me know. http://www.hometeams...
    Great opportunity to sport the Browns rups.[/quote]

    okay we have captains…team rainbow has a moustache vs team trax. sign up sheets will be at the local vfw.

  • MPowers1634 | May 15, 2010 at 12:57 am |

    I was googling something and came across something totally OT:

    I’m one of those people who knows that Field of Dreams wasn’t about baseball, it was about fathers and sons. Ray and his father getting the opportunity to have one more catch in the field.

    Ray Kinsella: Hey… Dad? You wanna have a catch?
    John Kinsella: I’d like that.

    My dad took me to my first major league baseball game. Jays versus Athletics, on Victoria Day, 1977. I don’t remember much about the game other than we were a long way from home plate, the seats were metal benches on the first base side, we were facing into the football stands and had to turn sideways to see the baseball field, and the Jays lost.

    We went to dozens of games when I was a kid. In those days you could buy undated tickets for the grandstand at Exhibition Stadium for one dollar at the grocery store. Me and my dad could go to games for two bucks, it was cheaper than going to a movie.

    We were together at the top of the fifth deck on the first base side in 1993 when Joe Carter put a Mitch Williams pitch over the left field fence.

    He taught me to catch and throw in our front yard, and he coached all my little league teams until I got older and better and they insisted on having “real” coaches. He still spent hours playing catch with me, and came to every one of my games. Even when I was an adult and played slowpitch he still came to as many games as he could.

    Our last game together was in the summer of 2004, Jays versus Devil Rays at Skydome. I don’t remember anything about the game other than Jorge Sosa pitched for the Rays and (not knowing anything about the Rays) he thought Sammy Sosa was pitching for about the first three innings.

    He died four years ago of pancreatic cancer. I’ll think of him a lot today, and honour him by watching a little baseball and by having a catch with my son (who was born three weeks before my dad died) in the backyard.

    Mike 2…what a beautiful sentiment!

  • LI Phil | May 15, 2010 at 1:05 am |

    [quote comment=”390194″]So am I the only (American) weirdo who was watching the Memorial Cup game? (Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Windsor Spitfires)

    I dig those Wheat Kings unis — throwbacks of some sort, I’m assuming. Very similar to the Blackhawks current alts/Winter Classic unis. They even had the triangles on the pants.

    I’m not crazy about the yellow numbers, though. I can’t imagine the announcers/statisticians were crazy about them.

    Game-used jersey auction here, for anyone interested in that sort of thing.[/quote]

    check back sunday james…

  • LI Phil | May 15, 2010 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”390205″][quote comment=”390204″]Count me in on the Field of Dreams trek. Also, anyone who wants to go to one of these guys games, let me know. http://www.hometeams...
    Great opportunity to sport the Browns rups.[/quote]

    okay we have captains…team rainbow has a moustache vs team trax. sign up sheets will be at the local vfw.[/quote]

    if the timing and the bank account allow…im so down for that

    i want teebowski on team trax tho…and i want him to try to take me out as i turn two

  • MPowers1634 | May 15, 2010 at 1:08 am |

    BTW…I was at the plate for a freshman game today, I caught a foul ball on the elbow which immediately swelled up like KC Chiefs Joe Montanas’ elbow, complete with the stitches of the ball eblazoned on my skin. It hurt like hell but I was amazed when:
    1. the base umpire impromptly went to the mound
    2. the coach of the team in the field instructed to the catcher to go out and talk to the pitcher

    what a great fucking game…this baseball

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:10 am |

    with it’s foist draft choice for the field of dreams baseball game rainbow has a moustache takes Da Reeder out of the great state of maryland. game. set. match. what’chu got team trax? you can’t touch da reeder’s cheese!

  • MPowers1634 | May 15, 2010 at 1:11 am |

    [quote comment=”390206″]I was googling something and came across something totally OT:

    I’m one of those people who knows that Field of Dreams wasn’t about baseball, it was about fathers and sons. Ray and his father getting the opportunity to have one more catch in the field.

    Ray Kinsella: Hey… Dad? You wanna have a catch?
    John Kinsella: I’d like that.

    My dad took me to my first major league baseball game. Jays versus Athletics, on Victoria Day, 1977. I don’t remember much about the game other than we were a long way from home plate, the seats were metal benches on the first base side, we were facing into the football stands and had to turn sideways to see the baseball field, and the Jays lost.

    We went to dozens of games when I was a kid. In those days you could buy undated tickets for the grandstand at Exhibition Stadium for one dollar at the grocery store. Me and my dad could go to games for two bucks, it was cheaper than going to a movie.

    We were together at the top of the fifth deck on the first base side in 1993 when Joe Carter put a Mitch Williams pitch over the left field fence.

    He taught me to catch and throw in our front yard, and he coached all my little league teams until I got older and better and they insisted on having “real” coaches. He still spent hours playing catch with me, and came to every one of my games. Even when I was an adult and played slowpitch he still came to as many games as he could.

    Our last game together was in the summer of 2004, Jays versus Devil Rays at Skydome. I don’t remember anything about the game other than Jorge Sosa pitched for the Rays and (not knowing anything about the Rays) he thought Sammy Sosa was pitching for about the first three innings.

    He died four years ago of pancreatic cancer. I’ll think of him a lot today, and honour him by watching a little baseball and by having a catch with my son (who was born three weeks before my dad died) in the backyard.

    Mike 2…what a beautiful sentiment![/quote]

    kizmat…it’s fate…

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:16 am |

    sheeeeeet, i am taking round two mr sleepy…wit dare second choice da RAHM choozes sneaker ump. there’s my battery trax! what? what?! i hope phil falls to the 32 round, i really want that cat as my utility infielder.

  • LI Phil | May 15, 2010 at 1:26 am |

    wtf does impromptly mean?

  • Matthew Robins | May 15, 2010 at 1:26 am |

    Maroon stirrups for the Phillies! (Like I wear) http://www.gettyimag... http://cache2.asset-...

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:26 am |

    with their third selection of the double mill ten UW baseball drat the RHAM nabs motherviler. curious to be sure, but what if a wiffle game breaks out? sleeper pick. either way, he can play first and sell beer. my team is coming together

  • Teebz | May 15, 2010 at 1:31 am |

    [quote comment=”390202″]hm, maybe it should be bert “back by” bleven’ed as “cobusti” bill johnson.

    i too want to see the teebowski on a take out slide, but i bet that son of a gun plays clean, like softball should be played, to the best of your ability but easy breezy.

    i say we meet for a game at he field of dreams before they close that shit down(if they have not already). what say you UW, what say you? a UW cage match?! i’ll bring beer, pine tar, and a fresh can of whoop arse.[/quote]

    I have only ran over a guy once in softball. He was jawing me all game, and we were down 20 or so runs. Fly ball to the outfield, me on third, sac fly… and a massive collision at home with no play at the plate.

    I spent the rest of the game watching from the bleachers. EJECTION! LOL

    Otherwise, yes, I play nicely. I slide head-first to avoid tags. And no, I don’t slide a long way, people. It’s not like I’m a world-class sprinter or anything. It’s just a way to slide to the back of the bag, get long on the ground, and use my size to my advantage. :o)

  • frankenslade | May 15, 2010 at 1:32 am |

    [quote comment=”390200″]looked to me like the “P” on the Phillies jerseys was missing the baseball stitch. it was an empty middle of the “P”.

    still, it was such a nice way to end the night after watching the flyers make history![/quote]
    I was expecting to see the stitching too, but looking back at old photos of those jerseys, I don’t see stitching on the originals either.

    http://www.thefighti...

    http://sonja.1069the...

  • Teebz | May 15, 2010 at 1:32 am |

    [quote comment=”390207″][quote comment=”390194″]So am I the only (American) weirdo who was watching the Memorial Cup game? (Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Windsor Spitfires)

    I dig those Wheat Kings unis — throwbacks of some sort, I’m assuming. Very similar to the Blackhawks current alts/Winter Classic unis. They even had the triangles on the pants.

    I’m not crazy about the yellow numbers, though. I can’t imagine the announcers/statisticians were crazy about them.

    Game-used jersey auction here, for anyone interested in that sort of thing.[/quote]

    check back sunday james…[/quote]

    I’m not gonna steal Phil’s thunder, but I watched that game. And yes, there will be a write-up on another unnamed blog on Saturday. ;o)

  • Teebz | May 15, 2010 at 1:33 am |

    [quote comment=”390208″][quote comment=”390205″][quote comment=”390204″]Count me in on the Field of Dreams trek. Also, anyone who wants to go to one of these guys games, let me know. http://www.hometeams...
    Great opportunity to sport the Browns rups.[/quote]

    okay we have captains…team rainbow has a moustache vs team trax. sign up sheets will be at the local vfw.[/quote]

    if the timing and the bank account allow…im so down for that

    i want teebowski on team trax tho…and i want him to try to take me out as i turn two[/quote]

    If I’m breaking up a double-play, why would I slide? I’m a much bigger target standing up… charging at you like a bull. LOL

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=\”390213\”]wtf does impromptly mean?[/quote]

    did i say impepper? if i did, i meant to say with the fourth selection RHAM takes take that hippie from oregon to be my stats guy, my oglvie, greengoblin.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:39 am |

    with the fifth selection the RHAM team takes pinepple “iron shins” perryman as my keystone partner.

    this team is coming together!!!

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:44 am |

    [quote comment=”390218″][quote comment=”390207″][quote comment=”390194″]So am I the only (American) weirdo who was watching the Memorial Cup game? (Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Windsor Spitfires)

    I dig those Wheat Kings unis — throwbacks of some sort, I’m assuming. Very similar to the Blackhawks current alts/Winter Classic unis. They even had the triangles on the pants.

    I’m not crazy about the yellow numbers, though. I can’t imagine the announcers/statisticians were crazy about them.

    Game-used jersey auction here, for anyone interested in that sort of thing.[/quote]

    check back sunday james…[/quote]

    I’m not gonna steal Phil’s thunder, but I watched that game. And yes, there will be a write-up on another unnamed blog on Saturday. ;o)[/quote]

    sold! with the 6th selection of the two zed ten UW beisbol draft the rham takes a center fielder, the honorable big “trevor” teebowski of the peg east of brandon canada.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 1:53 am |

    tough choice, do i go chalk? shit, rick is the best mathlete on the board…with the 7istth pick, the RHAM coosililly dem jeff to play left out. clamor~clamor, murmur, boo’s n’ such. hey! watch the batteries in the snowballs cleveland, it’s the 7ist pick, and we need someone to buy the beer.

  • mike 2 | May 15, 2010 at 1:56 am |

    [quote comment=”390206″]I was googling something and came across something totally OT:

    I’m one of those people who knows that Field of Dreams wasn’t about baseball, it was about fathers and sons. Ray and his father getting the opportunity to have one more catch in the field.

    Ray Kinsella: Hey… Dad? You wanna have a catch?
    John Kinsella: I’d like that.

    My dad took me to my first major league baseball game. Jays versus Athletics, on Victoria Day, 1977. I don’t remember much about the game other than we were a long way from home plate, the seats were metal benches on the first base side, we were facing into the football stands and had to turn sideways to see the baseball field, and the Jays lost.

    We went to dozens of games when I was a kid. In those days you could buy undated tickets for the grandstand at Exhibition Stadium for one dollar at the grocery store. Me and my dad could go to games for two bucks, it was cheaper than going to a movie.

    We were together at the top of the fifth deck on the first base side in 1993 when Joe Carter put a Mitch Williams pitch over the left field fence.

    He taught me to catch and throw in our front yard, and he coached all my little league teams until I got older and better and they insisted on having “real” coaches. He still spent hours playing catch with me, and came to every one of my games. Even when I was an adult and played slowpitch he still came to as many games as he could.

    Our last game together was in the summer of 2004, Jays versus Devil Rays at Skydome. I don’t remember anything about the game other than Jorge Sosa pitched for the Rays and (not knowing anything about the Rays) he thought Sammy Sosa was pitching for about the first three innings.

    He died four years ago of pancreatic cancer. I’ll think of him a lot today, and honour him by watching a little baseball and by having a catch with my son (who was born three weeks before my dad died) in the backyard.

    Mike 2…what a beautiful sentiment![/quote]

    Thanks buddy.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 2:02 am |

    win the eighth round team RHAM selects ex em toiner to replace “ohfer” at short. shell fish bubble gum! *gasp*. sorry pineapple, but the turner has mohawk, and that is so much more intimidating then my pig tails up the middle.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 2:11 am |

    round 9. i need a pure energy stone mason somewhere on the diamond,a dave kingman rat to the reporter type. hm. yer up the martyhick, you’re in right.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 2:15 am |

    i can’t believe he has fallen this far, but i need someone who can take a nut shot, and get back up again for third. phil “juevos” hecken that’s you, welcome to team RHAM. dang, i can’t play the outfield, looks like i am coaching third.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 2:22 am |

    pffffffffft(i spits vodka) i guess you’re playin left shaggy. the 7ist can hit for power,but i have a hole in left fielding, i hope teebz can cover the ground. teebz can do it, this is a rock solid baseball team.

  • Mike Engle | May 15, 2010 at 2:25 am |

    [quote comment=”390227″]i can’t believe he has fallen this far, but i need someone who can take a nut shot, and get back up again for third. phil “juevos” hecken that’s you, welcome to team RHAM. dang, i can’t play the outfield, looks like i am coaching third.[/quote]
    Feel guilty begging for a job, but when the draft is over, I’ll sign on as an undrafted free agent. Fourth outfielder, good lefty-swinging contact, speed, and throwing arm, but lacking power. Or I can dish out high-fives as first-base coach. Will take any uniform number divisible by three, and will wear stirrups if provided.

  • KevinW | May 15, 2010 at 3:01 am |

    Mr. Marshall, you found a great pineapple, and I hope the next order of ’69 Padres stirrups is available soon.

  • Teebz | May 15, 2010 at 3:11 am |

    [quote comment=”390222″]
    sold! with the 6th selection of the two zed ten UW beisbol draft the rham takes a center fielder, the honorable big “trevor” teebowski of the peg east of brandon canada.[/quote]

    I’ll be honest, Comrade Manager Marshall, but I’m not John Fogerty. I can’t be centerfield… unless you’re trying to throw the game. Plug me in at an infield corner, or send me to the mound.

    I’m no Halladay, Seaver, or Ryan, but I will give you Jamie Moyer savvy and stirrups, Comrade Manager Marshall. LOL

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 3:23 am |

    da reeder is pitchin’, end story. teebz, you have the range to anchor this team! don’t sell yourself short judge.

    mengle is my dh, sounds like the anti dh, but i am confidentified.

    what chu got team poplar bluff?! youz goin down at the field of dreams!!! sure, aaron is sexy, but da reeder will say hello with a strike 1-2-3.

  • rpm | May 15, 2010 at 3:38 am |

    [quote comment=”390223″]tough choice, do i go chalk? shit, rick is the best mathlete on the board…with the 7istth pick, the RHAM coosililly dem jeff to play left out. clamor~clamor, murmur, boo’s n’ such. hey! watch the batteries in the snowballs cleveland, it’s the 7ist pick, and we need someone to buy the beer.[/quote]

    when your language is naturally off, you can not do things like “coosililly” when you meant “chooseililly” sic sic sic. okay, for that the jeff, can you close?

  • The Hemogoblin | May 15, 2010 at 5:05 am |

    RPM, you chose me before Pineapple. I hope your couch is comfy, because you’re probably going to be camping on it for a while.

    Also, I’m going to be the best-hosieried statistician in baseball. You’re going down, Tom Tango.

  • JTH | May 15, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”390234″]RPM, you chose me before Pineapple. I hope your couch is comfy, because you’re probably going to be camping on it for a while.

    Also, I’m going to be the best-hosieried statistician in baseball. You’re going down, Tom Tango.[/quote]
    Since that couch once occupied space in my family room, I can verify that it is definitely a sitting couch, not a sleeping one.