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There's No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 17

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Mike Hersh has been our star wire photo researcher in recent months, but he’s now facing a stiff challenge from Bruce Menard, who recently forwarded me a huge stash of sensational pics. Let’s take a look:

• Check out this amazing team portrait of the 1920 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Those sweaters look kinda DIY, no? Like, what’s underneath those flag patches? (Speaking of which, note that the flags have 48 stars, as Alaska and Hawaii had not yet achieved statehood.)

• Not sure what to make of this Dodgers shot. Dressed to the Nines says the team wore a black armband for team president Stephen McKeever in 1938, but they didn’t wear the word “Brooklyn” that year. The wire photo actually looks like the 1937 uni, which was the one year the Dodgers wore green (MLB’s only green-centric uni prior to the Finley-era A’s, don’tcha know). But the wire photo also looks like a spring training shot, so they probably used the previous year’s uniforms for spring training and added the armband to them.

• Here’s Johnny Pesky wearing a Red Sox uni that the Bosox never wore. Probably a minor league uni (Pesky played for the Rocky Mount Red Sox, e.g.).

• Coupla interesting things about this shot of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby: First, Hope is wearing the rarely seen Cleveland sesquicentennial patch. Also, note the outlines on Hope’s cap — did the cap have flaps, or was he wearing an insert underneath it? (When I showed this photo to Todd Radom, he promptly countered with a better view of the Cleveland patch.)

• Check out the amazing autograph-insignia jersey worn by Rogers Hornsby at his baseball academy. That shot is from 1948, and the guy next to the Rajah is his son, Bill.

• Here’s something you’ve probably never seen before: Connie Mack in a uniform!

Oh. My. God. That’s Ebbets Field P.A. announcer Tex Rickard wearing a sweater that simply must be DIY’d ASAP.

• Attention Robert Marshall: Please have Twin City Knitting produce a set of 1959 Denver Bears stirrups, stat. Love the pillbox-ish cap and the sleeve patch, too.

• Here’s early-’60s Chisox equipment manager Sharkey Colledge looking a bit overwhelmed by the team’s jerseys.

• Jeremy Brahm will like this one: Don Newcombe in a Chunichi Dragons uniform.

• Whoa, check out Ray Oyler wearing the Little League helmet! Not clear if he ever wore it in a regular season game.

• Gotta love this shot of ABA commish George Mikan with the ABA’s first birthday cake.

• Very nice Cincy script on Dave Bristol’s jacket. Note that even the umps were wearing the MLB centennial patch in 1969.

• Speaking of Dave Bristol, I’ve shown this shot of the Brewers’ never-used 1970 prototype before, but once more can’t hurt.

• Check out the shorts in this 1968 Knicks shot. And hey, there’s Phil Jackson!

• Here’s a rare shot of baseball commish Happy Chandler in his ballplaying days. (First person to mention a certain unlistenable 1980s rock band in the comments gets banned, so don’t even think about it.)

• The most interesting thing about this novelty photo isn’t the player’s considerable girth. It’s the buttons on the sleeves, which allowed optional long sleeves to be added or removed depending on the weather.

• I don’t know if Jim Vilk would wear this roller derby jersey, but I sure would.

That’s it for this round. But I have another batch of wire pics, from a different contributor, already waiting in the hopper.

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Mark your calendars: The next Uni Watch party/gathering/etc. will take place next Saturday, Oct. 9, 3pm, at Sheep Station in Brooklyn. Scott M.X. Turner will be in attendance, as he’ll be visiting from his new home of Seattle, so all you NYC-area folks should come on down and tell him what an idiot he was to leave Brooklyn say hi.

Speaking of Scott: His band, RebelMart, will be playing a record-release show on Oct. 8 at Rocky Sullivan’s, which should make a fine start to your Columbus Day Weekend festivities.

Giveaway reminder: I’m currently giving away an original uniform painting from the Maple Leaf Productions archives. Full details here.

World record radio show reminder: Today at 6pm eastern, the radio show Seven Second Delay, which is broadcast on the mighty WFMU, will attempt to set a record by doing 60 interviews in 60 minutes with 60 guests, one of whom will be me. You can live-stream the proceedings on the WFMU site or, if you’re in the NYC area, attend the live broadcast in person by reserving a ticket.

I’ve been told that the other guests will include a kid who can play two recorders simultaneously through his nose, several cartoonists, and a butcher. You can guess which one I’m most excited about.

Uni Watch News Ticker: No photos, but Air Force will apparently have special uniforms this weekend against Navy (with thanks to Parker Burke). … As we all know, the Angels switched to this design in 1997. But look how that design was originally drawn up. I’d never seen those designs until Donovan Moore posted them on the Chris Creamer board. “These were apparently distributed to licensees before they were re-worked and replacement pages were sent out,” he writes. … Pretty cool video clip about the new NBA uniforms (with thanks to Mike Hersh). … It’s a little hard to see, but one of the Seattle players in last weekend’s Sounders/Fire match had no name or uni number (with thanks to Garrett Malcolm). … Two glitches at the Baseball Hall of Fame: A glove mistakenly believed to have been used by Joe Jackson has been exposed as being bogus and has been removed from the Hall of Fame, and a Negro Leaguer’s plaque has been corrected with his accurate name (with thanks to Peter Nash and Dave Schoenfield, respectively). … Here’s what the USA cycling uniforms looked like in last week’s world championships in Australia (with thanks to Sean Clancy). … Women’s semi-pro football team in Baltimore has pretty much ripped off the Boise State logo (with thanks to Travis McGuire). … Here’s a good view of how the Nuggets’ jersey looks with the new fabric. “No shimmer sheen!” notes Rob Montoya. … In other NBA news, Josh Jiron notes that the Lakers’ NOB lettering appears to have gotten smaller. This is a change I hadn’t been aware of, so I’ll take it up with my NBA contacts. … Decent slideshow of past and current Ryder Cup outfits here. … John Muir notes that the “Best NHL players by uni number” feature linked from yesterday’s Ticker included a shot of Pierre Pilote wearing what appears to have been ankle/skate guards in 1967-68. “I don’t think we’ve seen these in use as far back as then,” he says. … Gilbert Arenas is now wearing No. 9 (as noted by Kurtiss Dilley). … Doug Keklak got some screen shots of Bear Bryant smoking on the sidelines. … Remember the shot of the Whistling Irishman in his rocking chair? That prompted the following from Jon Helf: “Prior Game 1 of the 1971 World Series, Sandy Koufax did a pregame interview with Danny Murtaugh in front of the dugout, and Danny was sitting in a rocking chair for the interview. Koufax even mentioned the rocking chair and said that they wanted to make Murtaugh comfortable. He must have really liked rocking chairs!” … Leafs goalie prospect Jussi Rynnas has his agent’s face on his mask (with thanks to John Muir). … As you may know, they’re planning to build a big, ugly arena a few blocks from my apartment. The projected design has been revised about eleventeen times already, with each revision being uglier than the one before. Yesterday they unveiled yet another version — eww. I especially love the smattering of cars shown on Atlantic and Flatbush Aves. — multiply that by about a bizillion and you’ll have a slightly more accurate sense of what the site will be like.

 

120 comments to There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 17

  • Tyler | September 29, 2010 at 8:02 am |

    You, like me, are most excited about meeting the kid who can play two recorders at the same time threw his nose.

  • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 8:07 am |

    oh man…i know i’ve seen plans for that new nets arena before…

    just trying to remember where

    that’s gonna look like a candle in the wind on a cold dark winter’s night

    • Flip | September 29, 2010 at 8:21 am |

      This immediately came to mind: http://www.google.co...

    • Jimwa | September 29, 2010 at 9:49 am |

      My take: So that under-water basket weaving class DID have a purpose for someone!

      • RS Rogers | September 29, 2010 at 10:13 am |

        First thing that came to my mind was coils of rusting cables on a cargo pier. Now if the Nets change their name to the Longshoremen, we’ll have perfect arena-team synchronicity.

        • Jimwa | September 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

          Which brings up a question … did the Nets, Jets, & Mets (did I miss anyone?) local-name symetry all happen by accident or design?

    • Chris from Carver | September 29, 2010 at 10:20 am |

      It has certain understated stupidity.

    • David | September 29, 2010 at 10:29 am |

      Barclays Center = The Corduroy Deuce

      • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 10:41 am |

        Nah. “The Big Dump.”

        —Ricko

        • James Craven | September 29, 2010 at 11:19 am |

          Hey Ricko, no wonder the Nets are always Number Two in the Metropolitan New York area!

    • EddieAtari | September 29, 2010 at 11:05 am |

      Who says you can’t polish a turd…

    • Ricardo Leonor | September 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

      Hey Paul, besides the horrible design, how do you feel about an arena being built in your backyard?

      Regarding the intersection of Atlantic & Flatbush….maybe on Sunday morning at 4am during a blizzard, will you see that little amount of traffic!!

    • jdreyfuss | September 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm |

      That teal backlighting isn’t gonna look dated at all in ten years, is it?

  • Lose R | September 29, 2010 at 9:09 am |

    So the Johnny Pesky shot isn’t the world’s oldest photoshop?

    • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 9:54 am |

      Believe it or not, there was a time when such things had to be done by hand.

      His head has been outlined, by brush, with a certain kind of white paint (the name of which escapes me at the moment…”fluoral white,” I think my dad used to call it). It allowed a half-tone to be shot, but the area covered in that paint would show no dot pattern whatsoever, going to pure white.

      Almost certainly is was for one of those “floating heads” layouts so common back then.

      —Ricko

      • LarryB | September 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

        I had seen those type of put together shots and wondered about them. Some look pretty comic.

  • Paul Lukas | September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    Anyone know why Tiger Woods ended up with a NNOB rain jacket?:
    http://www.gettyimag...

    • Clayton Lust | September 29, 2010 at 9:32 am |

      Does Nike make them? Seriously, my thought is if Nike doesn’t make them he won’t/can’t have his name on the back.

      • Paul Lukas | September 29, 2010 at 9:46 am |

        I was wondering that too. But c’mon, they wouldn’t let him wear his own name? That seems a bit extreme, even by swooshkateer standards.

  • DenverGregg | September 29, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    I thought the ’97 Angels unis were the worst of all possible options. Yikes! What they ended up with looked good next to what they had planned.

    • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 10:01 am |

      Are we sure Nike or UnderArmor didn’t design that?

      —Ricko

    • Jeremiah | September 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm |

      Wish I had been able to get to Uniwatch earlier. Man, and I thought those Angels unis couldn’t have looked worse. I was apparently wrong.

  • Matthew Robins | September 29, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    Make the Denver Bears stirrups…PLEASE! 7 inches, with every one of those glorious stripes.

    • Jet | September 29, 2010 at 11:00 am |

      Yesssssssssssss

      -Jet

    • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 11:32 am |

      I’d better post this here (accidently didn’t put it here in the first place).
      TC Knitting has such a pattern, or damn close (scroll down a bit)…
      http://www.twincityk...

      —Ricko

  • Kyle C | September 29, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    If this has been mentioned before, I apologize, but it looks like the collar point color on the Nugget’s new jerseys has changed from gold to blue.

    New: http://farm5.static....

    Old: http://espn.go.com/n...

  • Troy | September 29, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    The Sounder without a number is Patrick Ianni – he suffered a cut over his eye and changed his jersey due to the blood on it.

    • Garrett | September 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

      Thanks Troy, we were wondering what was going on.

  • Justin Walsh | September 29, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    I’m guessing “Agent 0” is ditching the alias with his new number 9.

    • RS Rogers | September 29, 2010 at 10:30 am |

      I’m a bit surprised by the move to #9, since one of the four weapons he turned over to police was a 9mm Browning, and if I recall the 9mm was the only one for which he had ammunition in his locker.

      Arenas also had a 500 magnum revolver, a .45 semiauto, and a .50 caliber Desert Eagle – in the words of the song, “That’s one great big ol’ pistol / I mean fifty caliber made by badass Hebrews.” http://www.youtube.c...

      Anyway, I’d have thought Arenas would have steered clear of numbers corresponding to his pistol collection. Though I might just still be bitter that Arenas’ little stunt probably cost the Wizards their chance to go back to the Bullets name.

  • Michael | September 29, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    Wow those Lakers NOB look terrible. I hope that isn’t true!

    • Paul Lee | September 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm |

      The Kobe NOB from NBAStore.com looks normal.

      http://store.nba.com...

    • Paul Lee | September 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm |

      The letters actually look like they’re a different font. The spacing looks funny, and not as arched. I think that the NOB didn’t get smaller–it’s the number that’s gotten a lot bigger. What do you think?

  • art | September 29, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Interestingly, the USA Cycling skinsuits (made by Pearl Izumi) are rather different from the road race kits (labeled SKINS, but probably not made by them):

    http://www.cyclingne...

    -Different shade of blue
    -Less drastic fading on the stars
    -Wider red stripes
    -Different strips up the thigh

    • art | September 29, 2010 at 9:53 am |

      Scratch that. It looks like it was just Mini Phiney with the Pearl Izumi hookup:

      http://velonews.comp...

  • pk | September 29, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    Connecticut Whale logo:

    http://howlings2.wor...

    (blech…just should have done the Whalers)

    • Jet | September 29, 2010 at 11:03 am |

      It looks an awful lot like the updated fauxback version of the original Canucks logo, with a whale tail inserted…

      -Jet

    • Ryan B | September 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
      • Flip | September 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

        Are posts numbered again? Not with my browser.

      • pk | September 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm |

        …I was wrong…but in my mind, I will always be right…especially with THIS:

        http://theahl.com/co...

        That’s horrible…I liked my mis-informed one better..

        (hopefully fans can get this nixed by February)

    • Terry D. | September 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm |

      Meh… ‘salright. Not the best, but not as bad as I thought it would be. It could be worse: it could be a “menacing” looking logo with grinning teeth that don’t make sense.

      http://www.sportslog...

      • Terry D. | September 30, 2010 at 5:34 am |

        Shit… I jinxed it. BTW, my original comment was directed to the whale-tail “C” logo. Sorry guys… =(

    • Alec | September 30, 2010 at 1:48 am |

      Just a brutal logo. The old Springfield Indians font coupled with a Jr. High line drawing?

      EPIC FAIL

  • Paul Lee | September 29, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    Good news: no more shiny Bulls and Heat jerseys, either :)

  • interlockingtc | September 29, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    Of course his name is “Sharkey”!…

    http://farm5.static....

    Love these wire service posts.

  • Terry Proctor | September 29, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    I remember when Ray Oyler got hit in the head while playing for the Syracuse Chiefs. I believe he did wear that little league helmet in games. At that time men’s baseball batting helmets had no flaps. Oyler’s injury prompted the manufacturers to address the issue and the first flapped helmets appeared. The originals had a flap on one side only so teams had to have more than one. Players resisted wearing them at first because of the ribbing they got from bench jockeys.

    • The Ol Goaler | September 29, 2010 at 11:10 am |

      Ear flaps became “mandatory” in 1983, although veteran players such as Ozzie Smith were allowed to keep wearing the flapless helmet. Ozzie’s fellow switch-hitting teammate, Willie McGee, used the double-flap helmet early in his career. Tim Raines was the last player to go flapless, in over 100 ABs for the Florida Marlins (sorry, no pics!).

  • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    I think this pattern already is available from TC Knitting…
    http://farm5.static....

    Well, damn close to it, anyway (scroll down)…
    http://www.twincityk...

    —Ricko

  • Perry | September 29, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    How fitting that a guy who hit .175 lifetime is shown whiffing in the batting cage.

    The 1968 Knicks shot isn’t opening for me.

  • BuckeyeChief | September 29, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    So here’s a DIY question:
    I am a runner; I want a custom running singlet (NO NOT WRESTLING) maybe something like this : http://www.runningwa...

    What would be my easiest/ cheapest way to screenor customize it?

    • MPowers1634 | September 29, 2010 at 11:16 am |

      Eastern Lettering:
      http://www.easternle...

      Buy the lettering, iron said letters on and sew to prevent them from falling off, preferrably a zig zag stitch.

      • BuckeyeChief | September 29, 2010 at 11:46 am |

        AWESOME! Thanks!

  • Jet | September 29, 2010 at 11:05 am |

    Another great edition of the Wire Service, can’t get enough of this stuff!

    Re: Pierre Pilote’s ankle guards – I had a pair of those in 1970. Skates were a lot less padded then than they are today and if you were playing defense and blocking shots, those guards seemed like a no-brainer though for whatever reason I didn’t see many other players with them…

    -Jet

  • Jet | September 29, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    Another thing about that Pierre Pilote pic:
    http://i.cdn.turner....
    Note that his Northstars opponent is wearing a white helmet with the dark uni. That was the first year of expansion so Minnesota was a new team, and since few players wore helmets then I’m wondering if there was no rule yet about wearing white helmets with white unis and colored helmets to match the dark unis. Anyone?

    -Jet

    • Gusto44 | September 29, 2010 at 11:22 am |

      Jet, I think your helmet theory may be right. Not sure when colored helmets came into vogue, maybe it was the WHA. It’s amazing to me more players didn’t switch to helmets after the Bill Masterton fatal injury during Minnesota’s first year in the NHL.

    • Terry Proctor | September 29, 2010 at 11:26 am |

      You’re right on the helmet color rule. And I’ll bet that photo was taken from a game that occurred after Minnesota’s Bill “Bat” Masterton hit his head on the ice and died in January of 1968.

  • MPowers1634 | September 29, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    1. I don’t have time to finish any DIYs that I have been dreaming up.

    2. I am officiating a Varsity football game at the same time!

  • MPowers1634 | September 29, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    So, I will regrettably not be able to attend the station of sheep.

    • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 11:23 am |
      • MPowers1634 | September 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

        Nope…you”ll have to pick on someone else!

    • Ry Co 40 | September 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm |

      me neither… powers is my ride :-(

      lol. wish i could make it, last year was a blast! if any of you can make it… GO!!!

    • jdreyfuss | September 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm |

      When’s Paul coming to Virginia next?

  • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    It’s Chumlee’s great grandfather!
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

    • CraigD | September 29, 2010 at 11:56 am |

      If you photoshop a little Hitler ‘stache, you get Oliver Hardy

      http://www.google.co...

      • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm |

        450 pounds?
        Obviously the kid was juicing.

        —Ricko

  • Kevin | September 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    A few weeks ago it was mentioned that the REAL UM (University of Montana) got new uniforms. The jersey is a pretty standard Nike job from a few years ago (old Oregon style), but what I found interesting is the pants. There appears to be a weird gradiant from light silver to dark, not unlike what TCU did with their helmets a few weeks ago against Oregon State. I like the look.

    Montana:

    http://www.montanagr...

    TCU vs. Oregon State:

    http://gofrogs.cstv....;

  • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    Anyone watch Ken Burns’ TENTH INNING last night?

    Or ESPN’s 30-for-30 about Terry Fox?
    (“Run, Terry, run…”)

    —Ricko

    • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

      Should explain…
      http://www.youtube.c...

      • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

        For what it’s worth, the Terry Fox Cancer Foundation did not exist when he started his run.

        It does now, though, and over the years has raised more than $500 million for cancer research.

        We should all leave such a mark on the world.

        —Ricko

    • Chris in Nashville | September 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

      I watched the 30 for 30 and was blown away. I had heard of Terry Fox but wanted to learn more. In a poll of The Greatest Canadian, Fox come in second behind Tommy Douglas and ahead of Uni Watch Fave Don Cherry and Wayne Gretzky both of whom finished in the Top 10.

      http://www.filibuste...

    • Dave Mac | September 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

      I watched Ken Burns’ Baseball. Brilliant. I loved it. Can’t wait for the postseason now.

      Go Twins and Rangers.

      • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

        sadly, they’ll go…down to the yanks and rays

      • Geeman | September 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

        The PBS piece was good. Saw a photo on there of Clemente with the black helmet over the new gold-and-black hat, which was weird.

        • timmy b | September 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm |

          When the Buccos went double-knit after the 1970 All-Star break, the one thing that stayed constant from the pre-break vest unis was the batting helmet. It stayed black (though I think the helmet “P” got slightly thicker).

          In 1971, the helmet changed to the gold with black visor, like the caps (though the “P” was not 100% like the cap “P”).

  • Chris in Nashville | September 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    I kinda like what Belarus is doing with their women’s hoops national team uniforms in the FIBA championships.

    http://czechrepublic...
    http://czechrepublic...
    http://czechrepublic...
    http://czechrepublic...

  • Michael Emody | September 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm |

    I just want to point out that the Dodger in the wire pic, if it is 1938 spring training, is wearing the green lettered 37 jersey with the blue 1938 Dodgers cap. Colorization, anyone?

    • Ricardo Leonor | September 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm |

      I never knew the Dodgers wore green….wonder why the went back to blue.

      • Michael Emody | September 29, 2010 at 5:18 pm |

        Back in 1937 green was pretty unique for baseball- they probably caught some ribbing from other teams and fans. It was just a one year deal. What I find interesting is that many teams that changed uniforms or colors would have the same kind of pics floating around of spring training with new caps and old jerseys.

  • LarryB | September 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    The Bob Hope Bing Crosby picture was pretty neat. A few weeks ago I saw the I love Lucy show with Lucy in the Indians uniform and Bob Hope.

  • LarryB | September 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    Was busy yesterday but wanted to say I liked the Hulu screen shots.

    I also had to say I have always liked those so cool Heritage Sports art uniform drawings. All of them are neat. The NHL, NFL, MLB, CFL and college ones. The Auburn Tigers 1928 with the Tiger logo was one of my favorites.

    http://www.heritages...

  • Joe D | September 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    There are a bunch of pics in this Lightning photo album that highlight the reflective piping on practice hockey jerseys when shot on a cheap camera with the flash on…

    http://www.facebook....

  • Benny K | September 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    The reason the Seattle player in the Fire vs Sounders game had a blank jersey was because it was a blood kit replacement. You can’t play with blood on the jersey and trainers/equipment staff keep a few full kits just in case any get seriously damaged or get blood on them.

  • Jim Vilk | September 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    “I don’t know if Jim Vilk would wear this roller derby jersey, but I sure would.”

    Surprised Phil hasn’t said I’d wear the shorts, too…

    That is a great jersey, though.

    • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm |

      i thought that went without saying

      right? right!

    • SoCalDrew | September 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm |

      You guys can have the jersey AND the shorts, I’ll take what’s inside!

  • Bruce Menard | September 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    Thanks for ‘finally’ running my wire submissions Paul. I know you were pretty backed-up. Anyways, lots more to come…I’ll hit you up soon!

    Cheers!
    ~Bruce

    • Komet17 | September 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm |

      A little fiber help being backed…

      …oh, never mind…

  • Ricardo Leonor | September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    Talk about to matching teams, didnt realize how similar they looked……uni-wise at least:

    http://msn.foxsports...

    I think we need a more colorful series….like this one:

    http://msn.foxsports...

    • RS Rogers | September 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

      The Twins/Braves thing is even worse than they show: Now that the Twins wear a red bill on the road, and the Braves wear a solid navy cap on the road, a Twinkies/Tomahawks series would essentially be an intrasquad scrimmage. Whether they play in Minneapolis or Atlanta, both teams will be wearing the same cap. Might as well go shirts and skins at that point.

    • mike 2 | September 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm |

      I’d pay good money to see a Twins / Braves series. Not for the uniforms but for the memories of 1991.

  • Ricko | September 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

    Interesting list here…
    http://msn.foxsports...

  • Brian | September 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm |

    SI feature on Oregon Uniforms:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Gusto44 | September 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm |

    Watching the Florida Marlins on ESPN, and missing those teal uniforms from the early years of that franchise. The Marlins had a unique look, along with the teal hat, but tossed it away. Instead the boring alternate black jersey, teal would have worked for me.

    There is a mistake in the Dressed to the Nines section on Florida. They forgot to include another 2003 uniform, which had black pinstripes and the logo only on the left chest area.

    • Sam D. | September 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm |

      I AGREE. TEAL IS AWESOME.

      Also, Dressed to the Nines doesn’t list alternate uniforms from any team beyond some time in the ’90s. No idea why.

  • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    FOR ANYONE WHO CAN LISTEN

    to Paul on the “6pm eastern, the radio show Seven Second Delay, which is broadcast on the mighty WFMU, will attempt to set a record by doing 60 interviews in 60 minutes with 60 guests, one of whom will be me.”

    he’s going to be the 51st guest (so, I guess that means he’ll be on at about 6:51-ish)

    you can stream it on their website

  • rpm | September 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    i think you will like what i have come up with for the last order of the year, i am just waiting for the dodgers to come in, everything else has been sent out.

  • PatrickinMI | September 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm |

    I just saw the end of “The Naked Gun” and noticed a uni-moment. Right near the end of the movie when people in the crowd are hugging, I swear I saw an Angels pillbox cap on a fan. Perhaps we should start a pillbox cap database. Sorry, no screencaps.

  • Ryan L | September 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm |

    Anyone know anything about the XX patch seen on the Bulls jerseys at their media day?

  • Sam | September 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm |

    Rays in plaid-billed caps tonight … Really?

    • Kyle | September 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm |

      The Rays hats are sort of a team-building thing, after the infamous BRayser road trip from earlier this year. They only went 3-3 on the trip, IIRC, but the plaid fad stuck around.

      • ChrisN | September 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
        • Sam | September 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm |

          The background I knew about.

          I just didn’t think they’d allow it to seep into the actual uniform.

        • scott | September 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm |

          The Rays look better in those plaid-billed caps than teams do in the MLB-sanctioned Stars & Stripes caps.

  • Philly Bill | September 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm |

    They’re building the Nets arena THERE?!? My condolences, Paul.

    And the traffic in the artist’s rendering… Oy. There’s more traffic on Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues on Google Street view — in front of an empty lot! (Try “165 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217”)

  • Brandon | September 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm |

    I knew they were going to selling them as of last Friday. I never thought they would see the field.

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    http://scores.espn.g...

    I don’t know what to think of them yet. They don’t stick out like a sore thumb on tv.

  • Tim | September 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm |

    Tampa Bay wore plaid hats tonight. I repeat. Tampa Bay wore plaid hats tonight. YIKES!

    • scott | September 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm |

      And Blue Jays players all wore mustaches tonight to honor Cito Gaston!

      • Jim Vilk | September 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm |

        This guy did:
        http://cache.daylife...
        But not everybody.

        • scott | September 30, 2010 at 6:47 am |

          Hard to prove something by NOT providing a photo of someone without a mustache. ESPN panned down the bench last night and it sure looked like every player had painted on a mustache.

        • Jim Vilk | September 30, 2010 at 10:39 am |

          Fine, fine. Is this better?
          http://www.daylife.c...
          http://www.daylife.c...
          I’m sure if they showed game highlights you would have noticed as well.

    • Jim Vilk | September 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

      Well, plaid bills.
      http://cache.daylife...

      I’d wear that.

      • =bg= | September 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm |

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        Why in heaven’s name would they do that?
        I hate to say it……….but I didn’t hate those too much.
        I hated ’em, oh yes. But not as much as I should.

        • LI Phil | September 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

          “I hated ‘em, oh yes. But not as much as I should.”

          inquiring minds want to know, boinke, why?

    • Eddie in the Ville | September 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

      My teenage daughter walked in the room as I was watching the Rays-Orioles game. She said “O M G. Those guys are wearing plaid hats.” Pretty much sums it up.

  • Ricardo Leonor | September 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    Toronto said good bye to Cito Gaston tonight….. they should also say good bye to the black jerseys….

    • Gusto44 | September 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm |

      Ditto for Oakland, and the Mets. I would also like to see the Rockies make black a secondary color, and make purple the primary color. I think Colorado used to have a sharp purple jersey years ago.

      • Samuel Lam | September 30, 2010 at 2:05 am |

        The A’s are getting rid of black. The A’s just had this fat major sale at the Coliseum for the final homestand where all their black jerseys were half off. They’ve been trying to sell those off since they won’t be wearing them next year.

  • PMO | September 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    BTW the Phils wore green in 1910 before the Dodgers did.

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Ryan L | September 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    Info about the Bulls 20th anniversary championship patch.

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