Without futher ado:
• Check out Arnie Palmer with the off-center belt buckle.
• Now that’s a lot of club head covers.
• One of the last sporting events Peskin covered was the first Ali/Liston bout in 1964. Due to technical problems with his camera, he got almost no photos of the fight. He did get a great post-fight shot, however.
• Totally digging this track uniform on Rafer Johnson. Now if we could just see that jacket he’s taking off — the striped sleeve cuffs look very promising.
• The saturated colors of the Peskin’s era really pop in photos of jockey silks.
• Don’t look at the caption — just check out this chick with the eye-black. Can you guess what sport she competes in? Answer: swimming. I don’t think I’ve ever seen swimmers wear war paint before, but there were several of them at that same meet. Then again, almost all the competitive swimming I’ve seen on TV probably took place indoors, while this meet looks like it was held outdoors, so maybe that explains it.
• No war paint, but I love swimsuits with crests.
• Oooh, that’s one swell-looking bobsled.
• Is that a helmet or a beekeeper’s hat? Either way, that’s one sweet-looking roadster. Look where the side-view mirror is mounted!
• Peskin must have gotten down on the ground to get this shot. Love the way all those shells are scattered on the ground, looking just so.
• Hmmm, who assigned Peskin to cover lady wrestling?
• Ever heard of sail-skiing? I never had, until I saw this.
Uni Watch News Ticker: “The Tigers renovated one of their team pro shops inside Comerica Park this year, and renamed it the D Shop, after the team’s logo,” says Gordon Fall. “Inside the main entrance is this display of every D logo in Tigers history.” Damn — that’s a great resource right there, assuming it’s accurate. Unfortunately, Gordon says it isn’t being sold as a poster, at least not yet. … Meanwhile, Gordon provided a similar logo breakdown for the Red Wings, taken from one of the team’s programs. … The Red Sox unveiled a Fenway Park centennial logo yesterday. No word yet on whether it’ll be worn as a patch, but that seems likely (with thanks to Nate Morrow). … Some Canadian MMA fighter is being sponsored by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, complete with their logo on his gear (with thanks to William Leslie). … Twentieth-season logo for the Binghamton Mets. “They’re just using it on printed material and the video boards – not a patch on the uniforms or hats at this time,” says Eric Hawkins. … Jim Walaitis notes that the Safeco Field diamond has a line of lighter dirt at the outer edge of the infield. Anyone know what that’s about? … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Here’s a good slideshow of airline stewardess uniforms. … Dan Gustafson has created a web site for hockey infographics. He says his favorite so far is this one. … Here’s a good view of the face guard that Glenn Hubbard wore in 1988 (with thanks to Andy Chalifour). … Small item buried within this page indicates that Boise State and UGA will be going color-vs.-color for the Chicken Sandwich Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome (good spot by Ben Braxton). … Yup. … Jeremy Scheuch has designed a series of zombie baseball cards. “I am currently organizing an art show for the end of summer to display them all as paintings,” he says. “Stickers and shirts to come soon as well.” … The Padres have added an 80-foot-tall golf club to their foul pole. Video clip here (thanks, Phil). … Here’s a story about the family that handles the Reds’ equipment (with thanks to Sean OMalley). … Latest color-coded disease: The Nashville Sounds will be wearing purple jerseys on April 30 to promote Alzheimer’s awareness (with thanks to Lee Wilds). … Colby Korsun notes that Kobe Bryant appeared to be wearing a much trimmer-cut jersey than usual last night. … Lots of past and current MLB uniforms on display in this new Pepsi commercial. They got a lot of things right — period appropriate underbrim colors, Mike Schmidt’s zip-up jersey, etc. — but take a look at this screen shot of Rickey, Rickey, and Rickey. Two problems there: The Russell Athletic logo never appeared on the Yankees’ jerseys (and even if it did, Russell didn’t manufacture the Yanks’ uniforms during Rickey’s tenure in the Bronx — Wilson did), and Rickey never wore a non-drop-shadowed Mets logo during his time with the Amazin’s (big thanks to Brian Erni). … Ryan Connelly has just finished his latest Invaders jerseys, and it’s his best DIY yet. “This time I wanted to go with a darker look and pull a little further away from the 8-bit video game imagery,” he says. “I tried to make the front logo simple enough that I could produce them on my own, but it would have been really tough, so I had the logos made at the same print shop that did my Invaders t-shirts and the Ryberto’s patches. Here you can see a few different methods of stitching and embroidery they used. I also made a three-tone number for the back and a comet-style shoulder patch. Very happy with the result, which fits in as a good alternate design in the Invaders jersey set. … Lots of interesting stuff in Jake Keys’s son’s bedroom. Further details in the photo captions. … Disturbing news from Travis Church, who writes: “I am a high school baseball umpire from Oregon. I was recently asked by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the people that make the rules and guidelines for high school sports, to fill out a ‘baseball rules questionnaire.’ The questionnaire asked opinions about the possibility of adding certain rules for next year, including this: ‘Allowing corporate logos, within a size restriction, on the back of the jersey, as well as the allowance for the spelled name of a commercial enterprise, to assist schools with the declining current economic condition.’ That shocked the hell out of me.” Just say no, Travis.