One of the gentlemen pictured above was credited with the save in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. The other gentleman was named the game’s MVP (which apparently stands for “Massively Vexatious Pajamas”). Both looked like they were ready for a bedtime story, not a ballgame. Such is the current state of MLB pants.
I have an ESPN column today that examines baseball pants in considerable detail — look here. Meanwhile, someone please sneak into the Braves’ and Dodgers’ locker rooms, steal these guys’ pants, and send them to the tailor. Thanks.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Just scored this awesome vintage hoops warm-up shirt on Etsy. More details once it arrives from the seller (big thanks to Patrick Truby for pointing it out to me). … New court design for Texas A&M. … Just when you thought you’d seen everything, along comes a hat made of Bruins ticket stubs. … Someone spent five bucks on a Lebron pendant at a yard sale, and now it turns out to be worth ten grand (with thanks to Grant Goldman). … Not quite a white whale, so let’s call this a white porpoise: Sure enough, the Rockies did have logo-clad stirrups back in ’93. … Coupla great team portraits of baseball squads wearing those old double-breasted pea coats: the 1904 Phillies and 1904 Cardinals (nice finds by Mike Hersh). … Jon Smith recently got to manage his son’s Little League all-star team. “One of the perks is that I got to select the uniform,” he says. “I was a bit worried whether they’d buy in on going high-cuffed, but they all dig it.” Nice, but teach those kids how to blouse! … Temple University athletics is switching to Under Armour (with thanks to Alex Klein). … Amusing Mariners ad in yesterday’s Seattle Times, although it would’ve been better if they hadn’t shown their own pajama-clad players (with thanks to Daniel Carroll). … The U.S. Postal Service is about to issue two new Negro Leagues stamps (with thanks to Troy Griggsby). … This shot is from the 1930 Colgate/Columbia game. Looks like the Colgate player near the center of the frame is wearing an “executioner”-style full-face mask (nice spot by Ryan Dowgin). … John Daly is really outdoing himself at the British Open. … New logo for the Pac-10.