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You Know What’s Really Stupid? Me.

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Perhaps you have noticed, as I have, that the Tickers have been really short since I got back from vacation. Maybe you thought I was being a lot pickier about which items made the cut. Maybe you thought I had just gotten too lazy to bother with the Ticker. Maybe you thought all the Ticker contributions I was getting lately just sucked — except, of course, for the contributions you yourself had sent in, which most assuredly did not suck, not one little bit, and yet they also didn’t show up in the Ticker, so what’s up with that anyway?

The short answer is that I wasn’t running much Ticker material because I wasn’t receiving much of it. The even shorter answer is that I’m a complete dumb-ass.

The longer answer is that I messed up one of the settings in my e-mail preferences, and as a result a few hundred communiqués, including a shitload of Ticker submissions, were piling up in the ether. I didn’t figure this out until yesterday afternoon, at which point I basically grabbed a shovel and started digging.

The result is a really lengthy (and slightly out-of-date) string of Tickerables. It’s tempting to present them as one massive, unbroken string, sort of like an endurance test, just to see if you folks have the stomach for that. But I figure you shouldn’t have to pay the price for my technological stupidity (plus there’s some really good stuff in here that I wouldn’t want you to miss just because it’s buried in the midst of a jillion-word paragraph), so instead I’ve broken up the material into reasonably sized portions.

Okay, deep breath — here we go:

Josh Exline was recently at a minor league game and spotted a player wearing stirrups. “As he passed by I shouted down at him, ‘Hey, real stirrups. Thank you! And kudos on Getting It™!’ He looked back up, smiled, and thanked me.” … Small note at the end of this page indicates that Terry Francona did not like the stars/stripes caps one bit (with thanks to Sam Cat). … The Stockton Ports — the A’s single-A team — held a “60s Night” promotion two weekends ago, featuring these jerseys (blame Matt Garcia). … Soccer note from Matt Beaudin, who writes: “Chivas USA goalie Zach Thornton (#22) was shown a red card and sent off in the late stages of a recent game. Defender Dario Delgado (#12) took his place at keeper, but wore Thonton’s jersey.” … Phil’s recent post about Exhibition Stadium and Jarry Park reminded Harvey Lee me of Clem’s Baseball. “The site is a gem,” he writes. “It demonstrates, based on computer mouse rollovers, the baseball and football configurations of the Jays’ and Expos’ original homes. See the links to the right hand side and rollover ‘football’ and ‘tennis’ for each of their pages.”

Oooh, love this DiMaggio’s Restaurant menu cover (thanks, Squiddie). … Color vs. color is one thing, but black vs. black is bad news. That’s the Salt Lake Bees playing the Fresno Grizzlies (with thanks to Bill Scrowther). … Love this awesome St. Louis Browns press pass (great find by Ben Traxel). … There’s an international kerfuffle — international! — over an old Team Canada jersey (with thanks to John Muir). … I might get excited about the World Cup after all now that I’ve seen these cool posters (with thanks to Chandler Swenson). …More World Cup news, this time from Coachie Ballgames: “Umbro, the designer for England’s World Cup uniforms, has sponsored uni-number murals painted in the hometown of each of the squad’s 23 members. It’s a riff on their ‘Tailored in England’ campaign but it’s still a nice touch with a simple message that looks interesting juxtaposed against ordinary street scenes.” … Did you know that the FIU player with the record-threatening hitting streak was wearing stirrups? (I didn’t, until Gabe Greenbaum told me.) … What’s better than NFL Huddles? NFL Huddles bedsheets (with thanks to Chad Todd). … When did the Cardinals start wearing Cool Flo helmets? (As noted by Alex Higley.)

Interesting article about Ace Walker, a minor league pitcher who’s also an artist. Article continues here (with thanks to Daren Landers). … Morris Levin reports that the original Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati has “a black-and-white photo of the eight-member Cincinnati Reds basketball team wearing basketball jerseys with sleeves, ‘Reds’ and number on front, and northwestern stripes. Easily recognizable are Johnny Bench and Pete Rose wearing numbers 5 and 14.” Morris didn’t get a photo, so could one of you Cincy-area readers go get a shot of this so we can all see? … Hmmmm, do those stripes seem a bit out of proportion? (As noted by Bob Gassel.) … Here’s a doozy of a minor league program cover. It’s from a very nice set of Denver Bears images that Alex Higley sent me (note that stirrup-porn shot in the center).

Conor Jackson had some NOB lettering-alignment issues last week (as spotted by Ross Yoshida). … Shaun Marcum was pitching with a seriously filthy cap the other day (screen shot courtesy of David Vines). … Hey, Terry Proctor, would you say this is a collared/sleeved jersey, or just a warm-up top? The gal in question is reader Dylan Buell‘s aunt. … You’d think a Canadian network would know how to spell “Stanley Cup,” but you’d be wrong (good spot by Kyle Speicher). … Likewise, you’d think the NBA would know the difference between its own conference finals and its league championship series, but you’d be wrong about that too (as noted by John Saiz). … Hideous new road jersey for Everton FC. “These truly rival the Seahawks’ crossing guard jerseys on the bad-idea-o-meter,” says Andrew Levitt, and it’s hard to disagree. … Man, there is a lot going on — most of it bad — in this photo (with thanks to Dan Kaempff).

Some great bits about the 1943 Cubs in this Mitchell & Ness blog post. The uni-related bits are of interest, natch, but all the other items are worth reading too — “Sorry! No Hamburgers!” Great stuff. (with thanks to Dan Cichalski). … Here’s some great video of the Rays wearing hockey jerseys last week (big thanks to Michael Jaworski). … Nice assortment of throwback uniforms — even for the umps! — at the annual Rickwood Classic minor league game (with thanks to Grant Ramey). … DIY king David Frost has done what the Brewers should have done: put the “Milwaukee” script on the road grays. He also had two different kinds of Barrelman patches made — the classic 1970s royal/yellow (on the left) and the current navy/metallic gold. … Speaking of the Brewers, have we seen this prototype — if that’s what it is — before? “Looks like a quickie put together in Arizona,” says Ray Barrington, who found the photo while searching through some online archives. “The caption read: ‘Although they sport different uniforms manager Dave Bristol (l) and catcher Jerry McNertney (r) represent the same team. Bristol wears the uniform of the American League’s newest city, Milwaukee, while McNertney wears the uniform of the now defunct Seattle Pilots.’ What’s interesting is there is a photo a couple of days later -– not really good enough to reproduce -– of a stewardess on the team’s flight to Milwaukee wearing that same Brewers uniform design. For all I know, it’s the only one that was made. But by the time the Brewers had their first workout on April 11, they had the now-familiar lettering and Pilots-striped jerseys.” Faaaascinating!

Great story from Frank Fulton regarding the Seattle Crows, a pee-wee sandlot operation: “The team evolved through awareness that many of our 7- and 8- year-olds had more fun playing after their coach pitch games than during the games themselves. … We roast hot dogs in the evenings, provide donuts and coffee in the mornings, and share parenting and pitching responsibilities in between. … I designed and ordered some caps from the now-defunct Cooperstown Ballcap Company last year, and we ended up selling 72 of them; who knew? Over the winter, Ebbets Field Flannels made some jerseys for my boys, and they worked out wonderfully — simple road gray with sewn felt letters and numerals. The font was pulled from a Brooklyn Tip-Tops 1915 road jersey, the uniform numerals are 6″ rather than the standard 8″, and the Health patch on the sleeve just seemed like a good idea. The caps are cream with sewn felt crow appliqués and leather sweatbands (we had 4 vegan versions delivered, too). And for the kids who will grow, they’re sized with an internal elastic bit, though they look fitted.” … The Prez got a Real Salt Lake jersey last Friday (with thanks to Jon Alviani). … The Twins have engaged in a bit of uni-numerical hazing (with thanks to Jeff Barak). … Interesting query from Stu Taylor, who’s looking to find a manufacturer that makes the kind of sheet-style bubblegum that used to come with baseball cards. If anyone has a lead for him, contact him here. … God, I cringe every time I see an old ballplayer in one of those mesh caps (as submitted by Paul Wiederecht).

Outdoor hockey, à la the Winter Classic, is coming to Hartford. And if the promoter has his way, the Whalers will be coming back too (with thanks to Craig Bryant). … The Rochester Red Wings wore autism awareness jerseys last week. Somehow they look better when paired with the S100 (nice job by Greg Netherwood). … Speaking of the Gazoo lid, minor leaguers keep griping about it (as noted by Patrick Williams). … Still more Gazoo news: We’ve talked before about how Francisco Cervelli — the only S100er in the bigs — has been fidgeting a lot with the helmet when he gets on base. Now Grant Goldman reports that Cervelli is simply swapping out the S100 for a standard helmet when he reaches base. … Interested in DIYing but think it’s too girly/craft-ish? Then check out ManMade DIY and DudeCraft, which are specifically tailored for DIY guys (with thanks to Jim Vilk). … We’ve all been waiting to see this happen, and now it finally has: An MLB player has tripped over his own pajama pants (great work by Matt Bellner). … Jason Kendall has been going with a powder blue catching helmet (Alex Higley again). … As you probably know, there’s a town in Pennsylvania called Jim Thorpe. It figures that their high school would have totally boss varsity jackets (nice find by Jason Bernard).

Steve K. was watching the 1979 MLB All-Star Game and noticed that Steve Garvey helmet appeared to be spray-painted. Check out Davey Lopes for comparison. … Grant Goldman spotted Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero with a Jorge Posada glove. … According to this story, there was a small snafu in that recent Mariners/Angels throwback game: “There was one glitch for Angels equipment man Brian ‘Bubba’ Harkins, who unpacked several boxes of batting helmets but found no size 8 to fit the large head of designated hitter Hideki Matsui. The solution? Harkins borrowed a dark-blue size 8 helmet from the Mariners, removed the Seattle logo, and replaced it with a CA” (thanks-a-plenty to Larry Brunt). … The Philadelphia Union soccer team wore Flyers-themed jerseys last week. “Interesting to note are that there are some duplicate uni numbers (2 #48s and 2 #18s),” observes Zane Tuck). … Was Reds pitcher Enerio Del Rosario wearing his undershirt backwards last Friday night, or is MLB now putting its logo on the front collar? I suspect the former, but whatever — anything’s better than the swoosh (good spot by Jason Hillyer). … Phil Primato has been painting his office wall to look like the Mets’ outfield wall. He’ll be adding the distance numerals soon — stay tuned.

I think Ricko has mentioned this in the past, but it can’t hurt to report it: Brian Schulz reports that the Minneapolis Star Tribune is running “a really amazing decade-by-decade series on Twins history, including original articles and photos.” … Arizona State football is planning a little uni number maneuver (with thanks to Jack Leary). … New team nickname for Newberry College (with thanks to Ronnie Poore). … Flyers goalie Michael Leighton has a lot of equipment superstitions, but I guess they didn’t work (with thanks to Jason Levine). … Who’s that in the vertically striped socks? It’s the Whiting Ciesar All-Americans, an early pre-NBA pro team from Indiana, and the second player from the right is none other than John Wooden (great find by Jeffery Waszak).

Potentially cringe-inducing promotion on tap for next week’s O’s/Giants series in San Francisco. According to a Giants press release: “In honor of both teams wearing the orange and black, Halloween comes early to AT&T Park. Giants will wear orange jerseys and the Orioles will wear their black jerseys. Wear your favorite costume to the ballpark for a chance to win our pre-game on-field costume contest. The famous ‘Rally Pumpkin’ will be making his first visit to AT&T park this season to serve as our celebrity judge.” Laren Richardson plans to be at the game but won’t say if he’ll be wearing a costume. … Mitch Goodman recently returned from a trip to Japan, where he saw something fairly sickening: a playground slated to be renamed from Miyashita Park to Nike Park, which had led to several protest signs and tents. … Ronny Cedeno’s eye black moustache the other day prompted Don Diaz to share the following story: “One time I was coaching my son’s Pony League team and one of the kids asked if he could use the eye black for a moustache. I didn’t care, so suddenly I had half the team with moustaches. The kids had a blast, and of course we won.”

Uni Watch hockey expert and all-around nice guy Teebz wrote a big WHA piece, full of uni-related goodness, on his blog earlier this week. … Hey, all you people at Majestic: Someone botched the “O” in Nick Hundley’s jersey the other night (screen shot courtesy of Clint Glaze). … Good article on World Cup uniforms, focusing more on the fabrics and technology, here (with thanks to Adam Stoneman). … Pretty cool retro-ish all-star jerseys, along with a 75th-anniversary logo, for the AHL (with thanks to Stan Capp). … If you’ve been wondering what to get Matt Powers for his birthday, look no further (rubber-soled thanks to Mario Carr). … If you think the MLB All-Star Game is a Mickey Mouse affair, MLB actually agrees with you (with thanks to Michael Jaworski). … The Maple Leafs won’t be officially unveiling their new uni set until next Tuesday, but Tyler Hull says it’ll look like this — not bad. He also provided our best view so far of those anniversary patches that have been floating around the internet in recent weeks. … New soccer kits for Liverpool and Barca (as reported by Ashley Wilkes). … Gotta love this: an entire article about a college ballplayer’s underbrim inscriptions (big thanks to Jason Chapman). … No visuals, but Mike Martinez says Armando Galarraga “kisses the inside of his hat before he pitches each game, and it looks as if there is something in his hat.” Anyone know more? … New logo for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Phew! And there you have it — about 10 days’ worth of Ticker material in one not-so-easy-to-digest sitting that only took about nine hours of my life to compile. My apologies to all of you who were wondering why your brilliant submissions were being overlooked. And hey, the fun isn’t over yet, because we still have today’s Ticker to deal with. But first, a few other orders of business…

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NHL down, NBA to go: Let’s hear it for the Blackhawks, who finally put the NHL season to bed cemented their well-earned championship last night. I look forward to seeing them win the Cup again in another 49 years, like clockwork.

Seriously, I’m happy for the ’Hawks and their fans. Moments after the game ended, I got a note from Chicago’s own Robert Marshall. “Fireworks erupt all over the neighborhood,” he wrote. “It’s bedlam.” Outside his window, a building had the Cup depicted in its window, with three other buildings spelling out “Let’s Go Hawks” (the “Go” building was obscured). And if you’re wondering how they design those high-rish graphics, you can get the full scoop in this nifty little video clip.

Credit where credit is due: Neglected to mention that the excellent photos of Memorial Stadium in John Kimmerlein’s recent post were taken by none other than former MLB pitcher Jerry Reuss (who, as I’ve noted before, has some excellent pics on his web site).

ESPN Reminder: Another day, another World Cup column over on Page 2. The first three, in case you missed them, are here, here, and here; the fourth and final one is up today. And now we can all go back to picking our noses and not caring about soccer again until 2014, right?

Uni Watch News Ticker: With all this talk of Nebraska possibly moving into the Big 10, Ryan Mackman notes that the Cornhuskers would be playing Wisconsin as a conference opponent — a daunting prospect, since their uniforms are more or less identical. With one team wearing white, it’ll look like a spring scrimmage. … Bizarro jagged-line jersey design for Hertha Berlin (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Interesting World Cup calendar/schedule/poster thingie here (with thanks to Hugh McBride). … A Tigers triple-A pitcher posted a note that the team no longer has to wear stirrups. “I asked him if the rule was dropped for the entire minor league system, and he replied that he wasn’t sure,” says Jeff Cohen. “It is interesting to note that the Tigers’ director of minor league player development resigned yesterday unexpectedly. Not sure if this [uniform rule] change is an effect of the change in personnel.” … There’s a new Facebook group devoted to getting the NHL to go back to wearing white at home. … Here’s a rare sight: The Cubs not wearing the blue alts with Carlos Zambrano pitching. He usually picks the blue tops when he starts (although he couldn’t do that in 2007, when the blues were temporarily retired). Not clear if he’s changed his protocol or if this was because the Brewers were wearing their navy alts. … The Rams are retiring Isaac Bruce’s number. … In case you haven’t seen the very awful MLB All-Star gear yet, here’s the American League BP jersey and the truly horrendous BP caps for the junior and senior circuits (with thanks to Christopher Leopardi). … If tomorrow’s Ticker is short, it won’t be because I messed up my e-mail settings again. It’ll be because I’ve got tix for this afternoon’s Mets/Padres game at Shea and then have an event to attend in Manhattan, so I might not catch up on everything by tomorrow morning. Be nice to Phil while I’m gone — he usually double-checks all the links for me each morning, which means today’s post probably put him in a coma.

 

105 comments to You Know What’s Really Stupid? Me.

  • FormerDirtDart | June 10, 2010 at 8:04 am |

    Lets not forget this years National League All-Star BP Jersey, nothing surprising here
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • scott | June 10, 2010 at 8:09 am |

    And Zambrano gets a win in the gray uniform! Maybe he’ll give up the idea that he has to always wear the softball tops.

    I guess the minor leagues STILL don’t have any rule about teams wearing the same color jerseys. I saw Albuquerque and Memphis play in 2006, with both teams wearing red tops. Made watching the game a challenge.

  • Ricko | June 10, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    [quote comment=”393760″]And Zambrano gets a win in the gray uniform! Maybe he’ll give up the idea that he has to always wear the softball tops.

    I guess the minor leagues STILL don’t have any rule about teams wearing the same color jerseys. I saw Albuquerque and Memphis play in 2006, with both teams wearing red tops. Made watching the game a challenge.[/quote]

    To me, THAT’s when it looks like softball, when teams with only one set of jerseys/teeshirts, which happen to be same color or close to the same color, end up playing each other.

    Also, in the past few days on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”, Buck Showalter cued up a highlight of the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton getting a cleat tangled in his long pants on a play deep in the left field corner. Hamilton didn’t fall, though.

    —Ricko

  • Andy | June 10, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”393759″]Lets not forget this years National League All-Star BP Jersey, nothing surprising here
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    When you think about the bad things that certain eras of design are known for, in sports anyway, the one of this past decade is freaking outlines. How much better would those wordmarks look without the outlines on them? The lettering is supposed to be just that: lettering. Not a big, blue, arc-shaped patch with letters on it.

  • Geeman | June 10, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    Re: Orioles-Giants. Kind of like Clemson-Wake Forest the day after Halloween, 2003.

    http://tinyurl.com/2...

  • JamesP. | June 10, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    Is it just me or does those All Star BP jerseys look a little like the ones from last year?

  • Ricko | June 10, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”393767″]Is it just me or does those All Star BP jerseys look a little like the ones from last year?[/quote]

    They take the colors from the host team, so figures they’d look a fair bit like those from the game in St. Louis last year.

    —Ricko

  • Mark in Shiga | June 10, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    Those All-Star jerseys wouldn’t look too bad if you take out the stupid side panels.

  • Aaron | June 10, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    Those All-Star jerseys wouldn’t look too bad if you just took them away.

  • JB Early | June 10, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    Yowser on those Seattle Crows caps! Gee- can’t imagine why those sold ( + expandable!)LOL nice.

    When I lived in Bucks County – long time passing -guy I played tennis with asked if I wanted to take a ride. He needed to drop stuff off at his aunt’s out west just past Allentown. The town she lived in – Jim Thorpe. I had no idea it existed, and my pal had 0 idea who Thorpe was, until I told him.

  • JeffB | June 10, 2010 at 9:31 am |

    Paul ran my ticker contribution after all. He really does love me.

  • tommyd | June 10, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    two misnomers on the Union/Flyers thing

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    -they are just numbered t-shirts, not jerseys
    -they only wore them for warm-ups not the game, so the number duplication is irrelevant

    losing a title really stings the next morning

  • Ricko | June 10, 2010 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”393762″][quote comment=”393759″]Lets not forget this years National League All-Star BP Jersey, nothing surprising here
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    When you think about the bad things that certain eras of design are known for, in sports anyway, the one of this past decade is freaking outlines. How much better would those wordmarks look without the outlines on them? The lettering is supposed to be just that: lettering. Not a big, blue, arc-shaped patch with letters on it.[/quote]

    Ah, but you forget…
    More is better.
    Everybody knows that, jeez.

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | June 10, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    I’m still amazed by how white the New York Golden Blades’ skates are.

    Like neon white.

  • Stuby | June 10, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”393759″]Lets not forget this years National League All-Star BP Jersey, nothing surprising here
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    The halo over the A on the American League jersey makes sense, but they should’ve put the halo over the first A in National as well. The halo over the N looks ridiculous.

  • Chance Michaels | June 10, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    Wow. Outstanding.

    Still working my way through it, but had to comment on the Brewers prototype. You are correct that we’ve seen it before, but that was on pitcher Marty Pattin.

    Was there only one? Maybe. But if so, it sure got around – from Pattin to Bristol to the flight attendant.

    Shame they couldn’t make that uniform work for whatever reason, but the Brewers did briefly wear that striping pattern on their last flannels.

    Great photo find. It come from Google News?

  • Rob | June 10, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”393761″]
    Also, in the past few days on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”, Buck Showalter cued up a highlight of the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton getting a cleat tangled in his long pants on a play deep in the left field corner. Hamilton didn’t fall, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was wondering when that was going to happen. Like I mentioned yesterday, that was one of the main reasons I wore my baseball pants higher when I played as a kid.

  • interlockingtc | June 10, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    Okay, so why didn’t that Seattle Crows story make headline news out here in Seattle?! The cap and uniform–hell, the name Crows–are instant classics.

    But mostly it’s the spirit of the endeavor which deserves our attention, the awareness and recognition that kids just want to play. Way to go, Frank Fulton.

  • Terry Proctor | June 10, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    Paul-That is definitely a jersey, not a warm-up top. That style was THE choice for the vast majority of girls/womens high school and college basketball teams from the 1970s until the late 1980s when sleeveless styles began to take favor.

  • Matt Beahan | June 10, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    Those new Everton shirts are craptastically horrible. I know they’ve got a history of wearing pink dating back to the late 19th century, but it was always a pale or salmon pink. Those neon… things are too much.

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    Was looking for sleeved jerseys of my high school basketball team from years ago, and came up with this image that may explode Paul’s head:

    http://www.family-im...

    (vintage team shot, striped socks, and … yes, folks, the apostrophe catastrophe is nothing new)

  • lose remerswaal | June 10, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”393772″]Paul ran my ticker contribution after all. He really does love me.[/quote]
    He has to love one of us, I guess.

    Let’s see if he’s interested in a meat vending machine:

    http://www.springwis...

  • Broadway Connie | June 10, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”393779″]Okay, so why didn’t that Seattle Crows story make headline news out here in Seattle?! The cap and uniform–hell, the name Crows–are instant classics.

    But mostly it’s the spirit of the endeavor which deserves our attention, the awareness and recognition that kids just want to play. Way to go, Frank Fulton.[/quote]

    Yessir. Those caps are among the finest ever, and the unis match beautifully. Damn, I love that crow! Great work, Frank.

    “… Interesting World Cup calendar/schedule/poster thingie here (with thanks to Hugh McBride). … ”

    Interesting? It’s fantastic.

    “…Another day, another World Cup column over on Page 2. The first three, in case you missed them, are here, here, and here; the fourth and final one will be posted later today (link coming soon). And then we can all go back to picking our noses and not caring about soccer again until 2014, right?…”

    Poor Paul. He’s doing a great job keeping us all up to date on the fabulous uni feast that is the World Cup, but he also has to keep up appearances as a two-fisted American guy carnivore from the nuttin’-fancy streets of Brooklyn… It’s all right, chief, we got a big posse here of guys-who-like-that-game-where-you-can’t use-your-hands, and we’ll keep feeding you straight-man material for as long as you need it…

    ¡QUE VIVA ESPAÑA!

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    Last night, I was surprised to see that the official championship gear was made by New Era and Majestic rather than Reebok.

    A sign of things to come?

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”393783″][quote comment=”393772″]Paul ran my ticker contribution after all. He really does love me.[/quote]
    He has to love one of us, I guess.

    Let’s see if he’s interested in a meat vending machine:

    http://www.springwis...

    … and here I thought I’d found a nugget that would capture Paul’s attention … fugetabotit. He’ll never see my post (or anything else today) now.

  • PaintDrinkingPete | June 10, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    Some news on the Ravens and their uni choices for this year…

    http://masnsports.co...

    I know some folks around here, including myself, don’t always like the use of black alternates, but since Ravens are…black, and it’s color the Ravens feature prominently on their regular kits, I actually really like their 3rd jersey. (as long as it’s worn with the white pants).

  • marc | June 10, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    Damn… my brilliant submission was overlooked.

    Wait… did I submit anything or am I just making a lame-ass joke? Nah… just a lame-ass joke.

  • PaintDrinkingPete | June 10, 2010 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”393787″]Some news on the Ravens and their uni choices for this year…

    http://masnsports.co...

    I know some folks around here, including myself, don’t always like the use of black alternates, but since [B]Ravens[/B] are…black, and it’s color the Ravens feature prominently on their regular kits, I actually really like their 3rd jersey. (as long as it’s worn with the white pants).[/quote]

    Sorry that use of “ravens” should not have been capitalized…I was referring to the actual bird, and not the team.

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    The state of print journalism continues to plummet.

    http://www.suntimes....

    I can give a LITTLE respect to shrinking the Sun-Times flag to honor the champs a little bit larger and a little bit grander. HOWEVER … That leaves the front page ad (I understand they’re needed nowadays, but the mere concept sickens my print-journalism-degree’d heart) about 10 times larger than the name of the newspaper. Something very wrong about that.

  • Komet17 | June 10, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    Paul wrote: “Interesting World Cup calendar/schedule/poster thingie here (with thanks to Hugh McBride).”

    Very interesting, especially since the thingie indicates that there are “32” games in group play when, actually, there are 48.

  • sdj13 | June 10, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.

  • Paul Lukas | June 10, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”393792″]FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.[/quote]

    Looking into it.

  • Paul Lukas | June 10, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    Today’s World Cup column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | June 10, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    While that World Cup poster is great aesthetically, it totally fouls up the abbreviations. All countries have official three-letter abbreviations; and any World Cup poster should use these correct abbreviations, and not some ad-hoc creations.

    The official abbreviations tend to be derived from the name of the country in its own language, and are very familiar, having been used worldwide for decades. Ignoring this convention undermines the beauty of this poster.

    By my count, 11 of the 32 abbreviations on the poster are wrong. Using “SPA” and “SWI” instead of the correct ESP and SUI just silly; while changing JPN to “JAP” is utterly tone-deaf. (I suppose I should just be thankful that they didn’t change the official NGA of Nigeria to anything else.)

    Overall, very bad effort — despite the attractive, vaugely 70s-ish colour array.

  • scott | June 10, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”393790″]The state of print journalism continues to plummet.

    http://www.suntimes....

    I can give a LITTLE respect to shrinking the Sun-Times flag to honor the champs a little bit larger and a little bit grander. HOWEVER … That leaves the front page ad (I understand they’re needed nowadays, but the mere concept sickens my print-journalism-degree’d heart) about 10 times larger than the name of the newspaper. Something very wrong about that.[/quote]

    I don’t find that upsetting, sad or wrong in any way. Newspapers need revenue, and the placement of the advertisement would allow people to possibly frame the commemorative cover – and then remove the ad, if they are so inclined. I’m guessing this will be sort of a big selling issue for the Sun-Times.

  • mtjaws | June 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”393794″]Today’s World Cup column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    The link on ESPN’s Page 2 sends us to part 3 instead of part 4. And within Part 4, Spain’s heading got lost in the previous paragraph about Honduras.

    Overall though, I’ve enjoyed seeing and reading about all the uniforms, and thank the guys for their detailed reports. Good job!

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    Last night Adam Jones was wearing last year’s O’s home jersey…I apologize for the poor quality of the screen grab

    http://www.jerseynam...

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm |

    I can’t believe I haven’t noticed sooner…he’s been wearing it all year!

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • Ben Fortney | June 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”393793″][quote comment=”393792″]FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.[/quote]

    Looking into it.[/quote]

    I rcvd’d a malware warning using Chrome yesterday after I back-buttoned from a link. Reloaded page, no warning.

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    http://farm5.static....

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez!

  • Kevin Z. | June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm |

    Does Big Ten expansion mean the end of the conference’s awesome logo with the hidden 11?

  • Joe | June 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    Check out the logo for the Albany Devils, New Jersey’s AHL team which is relocating from Lowell for the 2010-11 season. Yikes.

    http://theahl.com/de...

  • Gusto44 | June 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”393778″][quote comment=”393761″]
    Also, in the past few days on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”, Buck Showalter cued up a highlight of the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton getting a cleat tangled in his long pants on a play deep in the left field corner. Hamilton didn’t fall, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was wondering when that was going to happen. Like I mentioned yesterday, that was one of the main reasons I wore my baseball pants higher when I played as a kid.[/quote]

    The most revealing aspect of the A’s clip was the fact he immediately adjusted his pants the same way after the embarrassing play. Some people just don’t get it, substance beats style. I would not be surprised if we see some players wearing their hats backward in the future. Of course, if there was a reasonable code of pant length, the players union would protest. Unbelievable.

  • marc | June 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”393802″]Does Big Ten expansion mean the end of the conference’s awesome logo with the hidden 11?[/quote]

    Wonder how they’re gonna hide a 12… or 16 or however many friggin’ teams they’re gonna pull into the Big Ten. UW should have a naming/logo contest for the new conference.

  • Stuby | June 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”393805″][quote comment=”393802″]Does Big Ten expansion mean the end of the conference’s awesome logo with the hidden 11?[/quote]

    Wonder how they’re gonna hide a 12… or 16 or however many friggin’ teams they’re gonna pull into the Big Ten. UW should have a naming/logo contest for the new conference.[/quote]
    This logo is out of date now…

    http://www.collegeho...

    They just added Colorado.

  • Jet | June 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”393793″][quote comment=”393792″]FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.[/quote]

    Looking into it.[/quote]

    Same here!! At 1:30 pm..

    -Jet

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Something here seems awefully fishy … just can’t put my finger on it, though:

    http://miamiherald.t...

  • marc | June 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”393808″]Something here seems awefully fishy … just can’t put my finger on it, though:

    http://miamiherald.t...

    Must be the “aquariams.”

  • LarenR | June 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote] Potentially cringe-inducing promotion on tap for next week’s O’s/Giants series in San Francisco. According to a Giants press release: “In honor of both teams wearing the orange and black, Halloween comes early to AT&T Park. Giants will wear orange jerseys and the Orioles will wear their black jerseys. Wear your favorite costume to the ballpark for a chance to win our pre-game on-field costume contest. The famous ‘Rally Pumpkin’ will be making his first visit to AT&T park this season to serve as our celebrity judge.” Laren Richardson plans to be at the game but won’t say if he’ll be wearing a costume. [/quote]
    Umm, no. Although if I end up bringing my 4-year old to the game, maybe she will.

  • KT | June 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm |

    After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    (That’s Mr. Fantastic modeling, obviously.)

  • Jeremy | June 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    The US soccer jerseys are getting prepared for Saturday’s match http://www.ussoccer....

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”393807″][quote comment=”393793″][quote comment=”393792″]FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.[/quote]

    Looking into it.[/quote]

    Same here!! At 1:30 pm..

    -Jet[/quote]

    apparently is just for google chrome users…paul has ek on it (and ek uses chrome, but apparently he’s not getting any warnings)

    will advise if i hear more

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”393809″][quote comment=”393808″]Something here seems awefully fishy … just can’t put my finger on it, though:

    http://miamiherald.t...

    Must be the “aquariams.”[/quote]

    That’s GOTTA be the right spelling. They used it twice! ;)

  • Thom | June 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    Blame Matt Garcia for those Stockton “60s” jerseys? Looks more like Jerry Garcia!

  • Ben Fortney | June 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”393811″]After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    (That’s Mr. Fantastic modeling, obviously.)[/quote]

    That’s a lot of striping, but I like it. Kudos to the team from Vancouver with the classy visual identity.

  • nosferatu | June 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    Maybe the Tigers’ director of minor league operations resigned out of protest over the new no-stirrups rule! Would such martyrdom be enough to ensure uni-sainthood?

  • Ry Co 40 | June 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”393812″]The US soccer jerseys are getting prepared for Saturday’s match http://www.ussoccer....

    ugh… heat press… how weak!!!

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”393811″]After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    who makes those kits?

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”393819″][quote comment=”393811″]After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    who makes those kits?[/quote]

    The phone company.

    Duh.

  • Ben Fortney | June 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”393820″][quote comment=”393819″][quote comment=”393811″]After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    who makes those kits?[/quote]

    The phone company.

    Duh.[/quote]

    haha! beetlejuice has a new favorite team!

  • Ry Co 40 | June 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”393821″]Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.[/quote]

    no, but i’m IMMEDIATELY jealous that you’ll be pickin’/eatin’ crabs!!!

    shameless plug, this is where i get my crabbies:
    http://www.crabstogo...

  • Mark K | June 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”393802″]Does Big Ten expansion mean the end of the conference’s awesome logo with the hidden 11?[/quote]

    Yeah- it’ll now look like this…

    http://atssportsblog...

  • Lee | June 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=\”393811\”]After unveiling their new logo, the Vancouver Whitecaps have unveiled their new shirts for 2011 in MLS:

    http://www.whitecaps...

    (That\’s Mr. Fantastic modeling, obviously.)[/quote]

    Here is a link to the home & away, full kits:
    http://theoffsiderul...

    Lee

  • rpm | June 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    i gave paul a few shots of the buildings from my studio’s bathroom down the hall. i knew he would pick the close up, because it made sense, but i am still partial to this because it shows the sears tower’s temporary hawk red antenni. i should have taken pixtures when the white sox won the series, virtually every building was involved.

    jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.

  • Jeremy | June 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    What if we got rid of the athletes and just had the uniforms play the game themselves? http://soccer-portal...

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”393826″]jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]
    how was it? I drank one out of my Hawks pint glass and it tasted fine, but it was kinda flat — not undrinkable, but certainly not great. I had put it in the fridge a few days ago (Saturday, maybe?) and I’m thinking that I jumped the gun on it and should have given it a few more days at room temperature.

    Yes, I realize that we should probably have this conversation off-line, but I already typed all that up.

  • jesse | June 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”393821″]Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.[/quote]
    Go to Fell’s Point. Bunch of good bars, good neighborhood, etc.

  • StLMarty | June 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”393809″][quote comment=”393808″]Something here seems awefully fishy … just can’t put my finger on it, though:

    http://miamiherald.t...

    Must be the “aquariams.”[/quote]
    I was always told not to tap on the glass. It seems like a foul ball could really rattle those fish.

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    PS – I like that rendering of the Cup on whatever the Standard Oil Building is called these days. I didn’t even notice that on the close-up pic that Paul used.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”393828″][quote comment=”393826″]jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]
    how was it? I drank one out of my Hawks pint glass and it tasted fine, but it was kinda flat — not undrinkable, but certainly not great. I had put it in the fridge a few days ago (Saturday, maybe?) and I’m thinking that I jumped the gun on it and should have given it a few more days at room temperature.

    Yes, I realize that we should probably have this conversation off-line, but I already typed all that up.[/quote]

    speaking of “offline” conversations… congrats on your home team win JTH!!!

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”393832″][quote comment=”393828″][quote comment=”393826″]jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]
    how was it? I drank one out of my Hawks pint glass and it tasted fine, but it was kinda flat — not undrinkable, but certainly not great. I had put it in the fridge a few days ago (Saturday, maybe?) and I’m thinking that I jumped the gun on it and should have given it a few more days at room temperature.

    Yes, I realize that we should probably have this conversation off-line, but I already typed all that up.[/quote]

    speaking of “offline” conversations… congrats on your home team win JTH!!![/quote]
    Thanks. And frankly, they couldn’t have done it without me. My decision not to wear the jersey that brought bad luck in games 3 and 4 or the cap I’ve had since 1990 (and was, of course, wearing when your boys swept them in ’92) was the key to the victory.

    Oh, and at the start of OT, I moved from the bed to the same chair I sat in to watch game 5. So I should probably be credited with the second assist on the goal.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”393833″][quote comment=”393832″][quote comment=”393828″][quote comment=”393826″]jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]
    how was it? I drank one out of my Hawks pint glass and it tasted fine, but it was kinda flat — not undrinkable, but certainly not great. I had put it in the fridge a few days ago (Saturday, maybe?) and I’m thinking that I jumped the gun on it and should have given it a few more days at room temperature.

    Yes, I realize that we should probably have this conversation off-line, but I already typed all that up.[/quote]

    speaking of “offline” conversations… congrats on your home team win JTH!!![/quote]
    Thanks. And frankly, they couldn’t have done it without me. My decision not to wear the jersey that brought bad luck in games 3 and 4 or the cap I’ve had since 1990 (and was, of course, wearing when your boys swept them in ’92) was the key to the victory.

    Oh, and at the start of OT, I moved from the bed to the same chair I sat in to watch game 5. So I should probably be credited with the second assist on the goal.[/quote]

    makes sense! i totally forgot to weat the optimus prime t-shirt i wore last post season under most of my pens gear… ahhh, superstitons! gotta love ’em!

  • Broadway Connie | June 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”393826″]i gave paul a few shots of the buildings from my studio’s bathroom down the hall. i knew he would pick the close up, because it made sense, but i am still partial to this because it shows the sears tower’s temporary hawk red antenni. i should have taken pixtures when the white sox won the series, virtually every building was involved.

    jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]

    Great shot, Robert…

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | June 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm |

    I think I’ve only gotten 3 hours of sleep. I feel fantastic!!!! All of Chicago will celebrating until Monday morning! A shout out to the Flyers though, they sure played a good series.

    I whipped up a quick photoshop to show my excitement. So wrong but yet so right!

    http://sphotos.ak.fb...

  • rpm | June 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”393828″][quote comment=”393826″]jth~ celebrated the cup by drinking the home brew you gave me, and bottling my own ipa after the win. will need to come up with a cup themed label.[/quote]
    how was it? I drank one out of my Hawks pint glass and it tasted fine, but it was kinda flat — not undrinkable, but certainly not great. I had put it in the fridge a few days ago (Saturday, maybe?) and I’m thinking that I jumped the gun on it and should have given it a few more days at room temperature.

    Yes, I realize that we should probably have this conversation off-line, but I already typed all that up.[/quote]

    whatever, we can jam up the comments. besides, i started it. some bottles were flat, others not, but i drank it all at room temp. speaking of getting gassed, by the sounds of things, i am the least hungover person in chicago.

  • rpm | June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”393829″][quote comment=”393821″]Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.[/quote]
    Go to Fell’s Point. Bunch of good bars, good neighborhood, etc.[/quote]
    leesen hon, gao ta point, sparrows point, dat’s da spawt, look fooer what used’a be e street & 8th, dat’s where we libed until da sebenties. there ower prolly a coupl’a win’o dair.

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”393836″]I think I’ve only gotten 3 hours of sleep. I feel fantastic!!!! All of Chicago will celebrating until Monday morning! A shout out to the Flyers though, they sure played a good series.

    I whipped up a quick photoshop to show my excitement. So wrong but yet so right!

    http://sphotos.ak.fb...
    Their fans really brought it, too. It’s just too bad they don’t have the official decibel readings for Bettman’s warm reception.

  • Joe Hilseberg | June 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”393821″]Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.[/quote]

    OK….Crabs.
    O’bryckis Crab house – these are not your average Old Bay flavored crabs. They are more peppery, but a Baltimore institution
    http://www.obryckis....

    Like mentioned above, if you head to Fells Point or to Federal Hill you can find basic MD crabs all around. I actually think the best places are outside of the city though.

    If you have the time you should 100% go to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and the Sports Legends Museums…they are right next to Camden Yards.

  • M.Princip | June 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”393827″]What if we got rid of the athletes and just had the uniforms play the game themselves? http://soccer-portal...

    Wow, these illustrations are fantastic!

  • Clayton Lust | June 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”393793″][quote comment=”393792″]FYI, avast! is giving me a trojan horse warning when I visit the main page here today.[/quote]

    Looking into it.[/quote]

    Kaspersky is giving me the same thing

  • M.Princip | June 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”393841″][quote comment=”393827″]What if we got rid of the athletes and just had the uniforms play the game themselves? http://soccer-portal...

    Wow, these illustrations are fantastic![/quote]

    Beautiful indeed and simply a great way to highlight the gear.

    http://i925.photobuc...

    http://i925.photobuc...

  • Andy | June 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”393801″]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and ‘hand-doneness’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more ‘big-league’ to me, as if to say, “You’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.” It’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.

  • rpm | June 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”393840″][quote comment=”393821″]Asked late last night and Jacob clued me to Faidley’s, anyone else have any recommendations for crab shacks (or other must-sees) around Camden Yards?

    Taking my first trip to the park to catch the Amazins play Friday night.[/quote]

    OK….Crabs.
    O’bryckis Crab house – these are not your average Old Bay flavored crabs. They are more peppery, but a Baltimore institution
    http://www.obryckis....

    Like mentioned above, if you head to Fells Point or to Federal Hill you can find basic MD crabs all around. I actually think the best places are outside of the city though.

    If you have the time you should 100% go to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and the Sports Legends Museums…they are right next to Camden Yards.[/quote]

    master joel~
    i was just kidding around before, but seriously, o’brycki’s?! it is the worst in the city and maybe the most expensive(although part of that opinion is subjective). you are right though, it is tough downtown anymore, the small joints are gone, so the best places are not in the city, which makes it tough when people ask. there is a place in l’italy that isn’t bad, do you know the joint i am talking about, i forget the name? dundalk isn’t too far if you have the time. costas inn is good, and their pit ain’t bad either. and if you have transportation, schooners out belair road is the bomb. oh! joel, what is the name of the market downtown that has those jumbo crab cakes? is that still around? that could be a possibility.

  • rpm | June 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    …i guess the fact that i don’t live there anymore and things change constantly also make it difficult.

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”393844″][quote comment=”393801″]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and ‘hand-doneness’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more ‘big-league’ to me, as if to say, “You’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.” It’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.[/quote]

    Forget the nameplate … what’s going on with the extra stitching around the MLB logo?

  • Broadway Connie | June 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”393843″][quote comment=”393841″][quote comment=”393827″]What if we got rid of the athletes and just had the uniforms play the game themselves? http://soccer-portal...

    Wow, these illustrations are fantastic![/quote]

    Beautiful indeed and simply a great way to highlight the gear.

    http://i925.photobuc...

    http://i925.photobuc...

    Wonderful.

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”393844″][quote comment=”393801″]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and ‘hand-doneness’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more ‘big-league’ to me, as if to say, “You’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.” It’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.[/quote]

    im not a nameplate fan at all, but they can look good when teams go with VAL

    when they use radial arching, what’s the point? (im looking at you atlanta)

    they used to look great…but now, not so much

    still feel they’re unnecessary, but doubly so when you’re NOT vertically arching the letters

  • JimWa | June 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”393849″][quote comment=”393844″][quote comment=”393801″]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and ‘hand-doneness’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more ‘big-league’ to me, as if to say, “You’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.” It’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.[/quote]

    im not a nameplate fan at all, but they can look good when teams go with VAL

    when they use radial arching, what’s the point? (im looking at you atlanta)

    they used to look great…but now, not so much

    still feel they’re unnecessary, but doubly so when you’re NOT vertically arching the letters[/quote]

    [quote comment=\”393849\”][quote comment=\”393844\”][quote comment=\”393801\”]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and \’hand-doneness\’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more \’big-league\’ to me, as if to say, \”You\’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.\” It\’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It\’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.[/quote]

    im not a nameplate fan at all, but they can look good when teams go with VAL

    when they use radial arching, what\’s the point? (im looking at you atlanta)

    they used to look great…but now, not so much

    still feel they\’re unnecessary, but doubly so when you\’re NOT vertically arching the letters[/quote]

    Who’s Atlanta playing in that picture? (I mean, besides a team that doesn’t think Lopez can pull the ball)

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”393850″]
    Who’s Atlanta playing in that picture? (I mean, besides a team that doesn’t think Lopez can pull the ball)[/quote]

    looks like the old padres unis, no?

  • JTH | June 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”393851″][quote comment=”393850″]
    Who’s Atlanta playing in that picture? (I mean, besides a team that doesn’t think Lopez can pull the ball)[/quote]

    looks like the old padres unis, no?[/quote]
    I concur.

  • Ben Fortney | June 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm |

    Thanks for the crab shack advice fellas. Just a quick trip tomorrow, mostly to see the Mets and Camden, but setting myself up to be down there more often.

  • Kurt Allen | June 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm |

    Check out Carlos Gomez scoring the winning run just now, his jersey was nearly completely unbuttoned by the time he got home…

  • Chris from Carver | June 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”393847″][quote comment=”393844″][quote comment=”393801″]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4686587156_df4a6989ba_o.png

    Really people…am I still the only one who misses nameplates??? Jeez![/quote]

    Yes, you are. I actually quite like the imperfection and ‘hand-doneness’ of this, because I like the texture and character in that sort of thing, but beyond that, direct-sewn letters make the jersey back much cleaner and seem more ‘big-league’ to me, as if to say, “You’ve made it, now you get to toss that temporary nameplate and get it permanently sewn onto your duds.” It’s like it means something to not have to switch out nameplates on the revolving door that is a minor league team. It’s the big-leagues, now, where the players play and the players stay, so you get a real jersey with a real name.[/quote]

    Forget the nameplate … what’s going on with the extra stitching around the MLB logo?[/quote]
    Probably in house tagging

  • Ray Barrington | June 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=\”393777\”]Wow. Outstanding.

    Still working my way through it, but had to comment on the Brewers prototype. You are correct that we\’ve seen it before, but that was on pitcher Marty Pattin.

    Was there only one? Maybe. But if so, it sure got around – from Pattin to Bristol to the flight attendant.

    Shame they couldn\’t make that uniform work for whatever reason, but the Brewers did briefly wear that striping pattern on their last flannels.

    Great photo find. It come from Google News?[/quote]
    Yup. Actually, I was looking for one I remember from 1970, probably a UPI photo (because the paper I remember it from used UPI). It showed somebody showing off a pinstripe jersey with Brewers in thick script, possibly with a tail.

  • Ray Barrington | June 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    Oops, sorry Chance. somehow I ended up quoting myself.

  • Thomps | June 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm |

    So someone yesterday posed the challenge of redesigning the US National Soccer Teams official badge. I decided to give it a go. Credit must go to elements taken from Project2010 and Nike’s DTOM. Its still rough given I used MS Paint.

    [URL=http://www.flickr.com/photos/16880498@N07/4682914733/]Attempt #1[/URL]

    [URL=http://www.flickr.com/photos/16880498@N07/4685301571/]Better Attempt #2[/URL]

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”393858″]So someone yesterday posed the challenge of redesigning the US National Soccer Teams official badge. I decided to give it a go. Credit must go to elements taken from Project2010 and Nike’s DTOM. Its still rough given I used MS Paint.

    [URL=http://www.flickr.com/photos/16880498@N07/4682914733/]Attempt #1[/URL]

    [URL=http://www.flickr.com/photos/16880498@N07/4685301571/]Better Attempt #2[/URL][/quote]

    here, let me help ya out with those graphics thomps

  • Ricko | June 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”393856″][quote comment=\”393777\”]Wow. Outstanding.

    Still working my way through it, but had to comment on the Brewers prototype. You are correct that we\’ve seen it before, but that was on pitcher Marty Pattin.

    Was there only one? Maybe. But if so, it sure got around – from Pattin to Bristol to the flight attendant.

    Shame they couldn\’t make that uniform work for whatever reason, but the Brewers did briefly wear that striping pattern on their last flannels.

    Great photo find. It come from Google News?[/quote]
    Yup. Actually, I was looking for one I remember from 1970, probably a UPI photo (because the paper I remember it from used UPI). It showed somebody showing off a pinstripe jersey with Brewers in thick script, possibly with a tail.[/quote]

    Been discussed before. That first-year Brewer set was re-lettered unis that had been made for the 1970 Pilots. Move to Milwaukee was cemented only about a week before the start of the 1970 season. The team spent virtually all of spring training that year as the Seattle Pilots.

    —Ricko

  • scott | June 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”393854″]Check out Carlos Gomez scoring the winning run just now, his jersey was nearly completely unbuttoned by the time he got home…[/quote]

    Maybe that’ll be the new Brewers ritual, sort of like the untucking of the jerseys at the end of games.

  • LI Phil | June 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”393854″]Check out Carlos Gomez scoring the winning run just now, his jersey was nearly completely unbuttoned by the time he got home…[/quote]

    now THAT would be a good reason for pullovers

  • Johnny O | June 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”393862″][quote comment=”393854″]Check out Carlos Gomez scoring the winning run just now, his jersey was nearly completely unbuttoned by the time he got home…[/quote]

    now THAT would be a good reason for pullovers[/quote]

    Pullovers PLEASE!

    Here is a screen grab from Brewers.com:
    http://s147.photobuc...

    Here is the actual video. His jersey got un-buttoned while sliding into third base. While running home he looked like he was really struggling with it. I will take the “W” against the Cubbies any way I can get it though.

    http://milwaukee.bre...

  • Raz | June 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm |

    Anybody notice Max Penza was a prophet. http://mpenxa.typepa...

  • Jim P | June 11, 2010 at 1:22 am |

    Great slide show of the Big 8/12 (mostly Nebraska) including some old photos here:

    http://odc.omaha.com...

  • Kevin Z. | June 11, 2010 at 1:28 am |

    Posada must have switched to Wilson mitts recently. He was always a Rawlings guy:
    http://marinerds.com...

    I used to use his signature mitt (PROJP20) in college 5-6 years ago:
    http://www.dunhamssp...