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What's in a Name?

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Twelve years ago today, the very first Uni Watch column was published in the Village Voice. Almost immediately, there was confusion about the column’s name. It seemed easy enough to me: “Uni Watch,” two words, both capitalized, with a space in between, simple. But some people apparently found it challenging — Uniwatch, UniWatch, Uni-watch, Uni-Watch. Sigh. Even worse, many of the people invoking these bastardized terms were Uni Watch readers, who were supposedly detail-oriented. Not.

Things got a bit more confusing in 2006, when John Ekdahl approached me with the idea of launching this site. Ideally, of course, we would have used uniwatch.com as our domain name, but that had already been taken by some guy in Panama. So after debating other options, we settled on uniwatchblog.com — which, as it turns out, I immediately regretted and have hated ever since. It’s too long, it’s unwieldy, it doesn’t match the name of the site, plus I hate the word “blog” and the notion of being “blogger.” It also created a slew of new mistaken names — Uniwatchblog, UniWatchBlog, Uni-Watchblog, and on and on.

John and I have wanted to make some big changes to the site for a while now, and number one on my list has been that domain name. Unfortunately, uniwatch.com is still owned by the guy in Panama. He isn’t doing anything with it, so I recently called his office and asked if we could buy the name from him. The good news was that he speaks fluent English (handy, since I don’t speak Spanish); the bad news was that he refused to sell the domain name to us, for any price. Did I mention that he isn’t even doing anything with it?! Grrrrr.

So we considered a bunch of other options: uniformwatch.com (too lame), paullukas.com (too personal, plus I hate the double-l), athleticsaesthetics.com (the short version is that we didn’t trust anyone to spell it properly; the long version is, well, too long to explain here). After we dismissed all of those ideas, John noticed another option that was available.

And if you look at your browser’s address line, you’ll see what that option was.

Ha! Didn’t notice that until just now, didja? Yes, that’s our new address. It’s the exact same site (for now) — if you go to the old URL, or to any page located within the old site, you’ll be auto-redirected to the new one. (Or at least that’s the idea. There will no doubt be a hiccup or two, so please bear with us today.)

Using a hyphen isn’t ideal, of course, but at least it’s much clearer now that “Uni” and “Watch” are two separate words. And I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am about “blog” having been excised from the site’s name. All in all, I’m very pleased.

So welcome to our new site, which is exactly the same as our old site, only with a much better domain name. Give us another dozen years and maybe we’ll finally train everyone to get “Uni Watch” right.

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The thing I’m usually doing when I’m not doing this here thing: Remember my “Permanent Record” project, about those Depression-era report cards that I found in a discarded file cabinet? Although I haven’t talked about it much, I’ve been working on it for over a year now (and some of you have been helping me with the research — thank you!).

My plan for most of that time was to write a book. More recently, however, the project has gravitated toward the internet, and today I’m happy to report that “Permanent Record” will appear as a four- or five-part series on Slate (which was briefly the home of Uni Watch, in between the column’s Village Voice and ESPN days). The series will run during the week of Sept. 12 — a perfect back-to-school time frame for a story about report cards.

I’m super-excited about this. I also have a lot of work ahead of me — interviews to transcribe, writing to do, notes and photos to sift through, more writing, and still more writing. It’s probably gonna occupy every spare moment I have between now and September. One result of all this is that I may need to take a day off from Uni Watch a bit more often, or I may start getting more selective with Ticker contributions. I hope none of that happens — I never want to ease off the Uni Watch throttle — but, realistically, it may be necessary over the next few months. My thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

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Actual uni-related news, imagine that: Former Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff died yesterday, and KC will be memorializing him with a sleeve patch. … Regarding teams changing uniforms and logo in mid-steam, a source at Arizona State tells me this: “We debuted our new logo on April 12, but sports like baseball and softball are still playing, using fonts and logos that are being discontinued. We have to use the new logo for all NCAA tournament stuff and TV graphics, but that logo does not appear anywhere on the uniforms. It has been a nightmare.” … Michael Kinney notes that Kentucky hoops recruit Marcus Teague’s AAU uniform appears to have after-market swooshes. Looks like they just stuck them on there. … Gazoo alert! That’s Jordan Schafer, recently called up by the Braves (as noted by Jonathon Binet). … Mike Raymer reports that Loganville High in Georgia is wearing a baseball jersey that looks like a cross between a T-shirt and a practice shirt. … Colby Lewis pitched for the Rangers from 2002-04 and then pitched for several other teams — including one in Japan — before returning to Texas in 2010. According to a Twitter chat Lewis engaged in on Tuesday, he’s wearing the same cap this season as he wore during his first stint with the team years ago (with thanks to Greg Stamps). … Several sensational pics of the 1918 Cubs on this page (big thanks to Matthew Robins). … There’s a petition drive underway to get the Postal Service to issue a Wilt Chamberlain stamp (with thanks to Morris Levin). … A Rays fan got tossed from the Trop for wearing a “Yankees Suck” T-shirt. Given how miserable the Trop is, this punishment seems like a kindness, kinda like that old joke about the contest where first prize is a all-expenses trip to Philly for a week, and second prize is two weeks. … Here’s the logo for the Japanese baseball all-star game (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Latest MLBer to double up on the lifestyle collars: Jason Pridie (screen shot by Jared Blank). … Yankees reliever David Robertson is from Tuscaloosa, which as you know was recently devastated by twisters, so he recently started a charity fund to help the tornado victims. Robertson is also a high-cuffer, so check out the name of his charity. High cuffs would’ve been a more accurate name, of course, but we’ll cut Robertson some slack on this one (with thanks to Dan Frydryk). … I know the Cubs routinely wear blue with red trim, but Mike Quade’s windbreaker pullover sure has a lot red. That’s more than just a trim color. … All sorts of Gold Cup info and graphics — and sorta-kinda infographics — here (with thanks to Matt Carlson). … Perfectly reasonable question from Coachie Ballgames, who asks why former Bulls player and St. John’s grad Bill Wennington would wear a USC-colored Dodgers cap to throw out the first ball at a Cubs game. … Here’s an interesting piece on cycling attire (with thanks to Scott Allen). … As the Reds and Phils reached the 19th inning last night, it looks like someone at ESPN was getting a little punchy (as noted by Scott Gladin).

 

191 comments to What’s in a Name?

  • Stephen | May 26, 2011 at 7:35 am |

    Regarding Bill Wennington’s cap…I believe that’s a Loyola Academy (a suburban Chicago high school) cap, which his kids may attend.

    • Matthew Robins | May 26, 2011 at 8:30 am |

      It’s Loyola Academy…for sure. MJ’s older son also attended. Bill Murray, too!

      • Adam | May 26, 2011 at 9:36 am |

        It’s definitely a Loyola cap. His son played football there before goin to BC to play football.

        • Paul Lee | May 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm |

          For all those team who are suing schools for using their trademarked logos, did the Dodgers license their “LA” to Loyola, like the Packers do for Georgia and Grambling?

    • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 9:41 am |

      I thought maybe the LA cap was for “long a**” time since the Cubs won a World Series. (Sorry. I’ll be here all week.)

      • Bernard | May 26, 2011 at 9:51 am |

        (Sorry. I’ll be here all weak.)

        Fixed. ;)

  • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 7:48 am |

    uniwatch.net and uniwatch.us don’t appear to be taken…

    …and you might as well just officially add the hyphen to the name now. You’re never going to get people to stop using it when it’s part of the site address.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 8:05 am |

      We wanted to stick with .com.

      • R.S. Rogers | May 26, 2011 at 8:42 am |

        If budget permits, you may want to purchase related non-dotcom URLs and just point them to uni-watch.com. Otherwise, they will be purchased and squatted by some guy in Panama too.

        Anyway, congrats on the new URL. Should help with future press citations as well; in my experience journos are accustomed to treating hyphens in site names as spaces, so it should be easier to have the site cited as “Uni Watch” now.

      • WondersIfIShouldTryANewNameNow | May 26, 2011 at 9:57 am |

        Curious about the .com opinion … is that purely about perception, or is there any functional difference between .com, .net, or the other options available?

        (former – and future? – JimWa)

        • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 10:40 am |

          There’s no functional difference.

          Most people do tend to automatically assume .com for everything though.

          So… with PanamaGuy squatting on uniwatch.com, the hyphened version is probably the better choice, at least for getting new readers. (Even if it means Paul getting annoyed at people calling it Uni-Watch now)

          I don’t think it’d matter much for the regulars.

    • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am |

      I believe purplesucks.com is available…

      The new name has a good beat; I can dance to it. Good choice, Paul.

    • -Monty- | May 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm |

      The Swiss URL http://www.uniwat.ch is available.

  • Mike Hersh | May 26, 2011 at 7:49 am |

    Happy Birthday Uni Watch!!!

    • Brendan Burke | May 26, 2011 at 8:48 am |

      Wow, you’re slow. REAL slow. The birthday was LONG ago IIRC.

      • hugh.c.mcbride | May 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm |

        Twelve years ago today, the very first Uni Watch column was published in the Village Voice.

        First sentence in today’s post. Happy B-Day, Uni Watch!

    • Terry Proctor | May 26, 2011 at 9:39 am |

      Happy Birthday as well, Paul. On next year’s 13th are you going to hold a Bar Mitzvah for the site?

  • Mike Edgerly | May 26, 2011 at 7:59 am |

    Re: “Given how miserable the Trop is…” man that was cold! sure it may have been outdated by the time the Devil Rays started in ’98, but the AC in the place lets you forget all its sins, especially in July and August during the day!

    • scott | May 26, 2011 at 8:11 am |

      I don’t like domes, but the Trop is/was better than the Metrodome.

      • R.S. Rogers | May 26, 2011 at 8:46 am |

        Is “worse than the Metrodome” even a real concept?

        • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 8:48 am |

          Back when the Metrodome still had a roof on it, probably.

      • Terry Proctor | May 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm |

        You haven’t lived unless you’ve visited the Rogers Centre (nee SkyDome) in Toronto. It’s the ’57 Ford Skyliner of stadia construction (retractable hard-top).

    • The Ol Goaler | May 26, 2011 at 10:47 am |

      The Trop was much better in it’s previous life as The Thunderdome for the Tampa Bay Lightning; they set several NHL attendance records in the building.

      • Jeffrey Lowery | May 26, 2011 at 11:22 am |

        Two Men Enter…One Man Leaves.

        My kind of hockey.

    • Chris | May 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm |

      The Trop isn’t that bad, especially in Florida in the summer. The current ownership group has done a lot to make the atmosphere better.

      A retractable dome at the fairgrounds would be a better draw, people from Orlando and Lakeland would come more often, but the Trop is serviceable.

      • -DW | May 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm |

        If it was at the Fairgrounds, I would bet that you would lose a lot of the fans in St. Pete that attend Rays games.

        Why? the same reason that Tampa fans don’t trek to The Trop very often, the bridges.

        Channelside, South Tampa or Toy Town would be a better location than the Fairgrounds.
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        Paul,

        Please don’t take this the wrong way or that I am attacking you, I just want to know. Have you ever been to The Trop, or are you basing your opinions on what others say?

        Sure, The Trop has a lot to be desired, but it really isn’t that bad.

        • Mike Edgerly | May 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

          As for me, I really LIKE the Trop, I’ve been going to games for 14 seasons and have never had a problem there. Sure, it’s not Camden Yards and doesn’t look good on TV, but it’s comfortable and well run. I think the attendance woes are more a function of the market in general (see Bucs, Tampa Bay) than the location of the Trop.

        • -DW | May 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm |

          Just don’t go south of the I-275/I-175 split.

          Unless you are in an armored car.

  • Miguel Rodriguez | May 26, 2011 at 8:47 am |

    The blog name is fine… It’s ironic how many equipment this, uni that domain names are taken.

    Continue doing your thing Paul, Happy Anniversary and we need to do a Hall of Fame New England Tour.

    Newport-Tennis
    Springfield- Basketball Hall of Fame
    Cooperstown- Baseball

    • Shane | May 26, 2011 at 8:55 am |

      You’re missing two on there. Volleyball HoF in Holyoke, MA, and the US Soccer HoF is close to Cooperstown, Oneonta, I believe.

      Plus if you swing by Route 2, I’ll buy you and Paul a beer.

      • R.S. Rogers | May 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm |

        Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta closed down in 2010. A shame, since it was a good facility.

        • Shane | May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm |

          Whaaaaaaaaat? A friend and I were planning a baseball-soccer HoF road trip for the summer.

          I’m sure he’ll be glad to hear this, at least.

  • Brendan Burke | May 26, 2011 at 8:50 am |

    Personally, I don’t think the name change was needed.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 8:54 am |

      Depends on who’s doing the needing. I really hated the old URL.

      • Andy | May 26, 2011 at 9:01 am |

        No worries. When you’re dealing with people who are interested in design, I’ve noticed that everything you do becomes open for critique.

        You’d probably get readers dropping their two cents on you if you decided to spray paint your bicycle green and gold, too.

  • JSS | May 26, 2011 at 8:58 am |

    Paul:

    Congratulations on a wonderful run and for making athletic aesthetics more of a mainstream topic. I wish you many more years of success. As for the URL name, I think either work (and perhaps we could take a mission trip to visit that fella in Panama to change his mind….

    • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 9:05 am |

      Leave the guy in Panama alone… he’s probably just waiting for the right moment, then he’s going to start up a Uniwatch company and sell devices which help one tell time.

      • Juke Early | May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am |

        Yeah because it’s still 1911 down there, he’s probably hoping to market a watch that isn’t gender specific. . .. Though I’m pretty the word “uniwatch” in Panamanian is how they say “Hey! Yankee lady – you need watch?” He might do better with ” UWannaWatch.com.” Either way he’s still a jag.

  • RIck F | May 26, 2011 at 9:00 am |

    Congrats Paul!!! Uniwatch scratches that daily itch that we all have and best of luck on 12+ more years!

  • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 9:06 am |

    I hope the Wilt Chamberlain stamp will be peel-and-stick as I can’t imagine too many people would want to lick it.

    The Permanent Record project sounds really interesting, and I will check it out. I hope it brings more joy than pain to the people you find. I hope also that LI Phil will help take up any of your slack, but hopefully with more Ticker-type material than tweaks.

    Just now I realize I used the word “hope” quite a but in a very short space. Maybe my home state’s motto got imprinted at an early age or, more recently, that of the Obama Presidential campaign.

    • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 9:06 am |

      *quite a bit*

  • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    does the wilt chamberlain stamp cost 20,000 cents?

    • MH | May 26, 2011 at 9:14 am |

      Comment of the day.

      • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 9:17 am |

        Pfft. The day is still young.

    • Paul Lee | May 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm |

      No, but it takes 20,000 licks to moisten :)

  • ScottyM | May 26, 2011 at 9:18 am |

    I’m not normally one for court battles, but the Rays fan should pursue legal counsel. MLB has no right to remove him for that t-shirt, and the Rays organization should be publicly reprimanded for being so ball-less.

    In no way, shape or form, is the word “suck” obscene or indecent, the two legal measures for distasteful words. ‘Offensive’ is open to interpretation, but there likely isn’t legal grounds to stand on.

    The Town of Cary, N.C. tried to force a resident to remove “Screwed by the Town of Cary” painted on his garage. US district courts ruled no way.

    I’d consider “screwed” in the same nomenclature as “suck.” The guy should stand firm and demand a refund, if not more.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 9:23 am |

      It’s interesting how far “suck(s)” has come. It’s short for, of course, “suck(s) cock,” and was originally an anti-gay slur. One reason disco was routinely the target of “Disco Sucks!” taunts from 1970s rock fans (as opposed to disco stinks, rots, etc.) is that the disco scene had a big gay component.

      • Simply Moono | May 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm |

        That’s another thing: with Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah’s anti-gay slurs, how did we (as Americans) come to use words like “gay”, “fag”, “faggot”, and “retarded” in the same connotations as “stupid”, “lame”, “that sucks cock“, “loser”, “douchebag”, and “asshole”?

        I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: If I was in third grade, and a teacher gave me an ultimatum on how I should word my displeasure for something with very limited options, I would rather say “that’s so fucking stupid” instead of “that’s so gay” or “that’s so retarded”, but that’s just me. This is coming from the guy who never uses profanity in front of instructors.

        • Geeman | May 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm |

          None of those words should be used here, including the junveile d-bag. This site is better than that. The sports standard should be: Would John Wooden or Bob Shepherd use them if they were running a general circulation newspaper or website?

    • Keith S | May 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm |

      While I wholeheartedly agree with the overall “jackassedness” displayed by the Rays, I don’t think the fan would have a case to sue.

      Ultimately, it’s their park, their team, and their discretion about what is acceptable. As much as it should be, going to a baseball game wearing whatever you want is not a right protected in this situation. They can ask you to change or leave if that’s what floats their boat.

      As for the Rays, don’t they struggle with attendance anyway? Regardless, what a crappy way to treat your fans, let alone your season ticket holders.

      • Simply Moono | May 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm |

        “…what a crappy way to treat your fans, let alone your season ticket holders.”

        Especially those who’ve been supporting your bland uniform-wearing butts since your Devil Ray days back in 1998. Pitiful conduct on the management’s part.

  • Chris Holder | May 26, 2011 at 9:28 am |

    As another native Alabamian, kudos to David Robertson. Not only was he born in Birmingham, but he also played his college ball at Bama (which is in Tuscaloosa, of course). I knew the Yankees themselves had donated something like $500k to tornado relief in the state, so props to them as well. I can never call myself a Yankees fan, but that was definitely a classy move by that organization.

    Congratulations on the anniversary Paul. This site is so much of a daily routine that I would really miss it if it were gone. Definitely one of the most entertaining sports blo – I mean, sites, out there.

  • Brian | May 26, 2011 at 9:30 am |

    Could this be the Flyers’ Winter Classic jersey next year?

    I hope so!!!

    http://www.csnphilly...

    • WondersIfIShouldTryANewNameNow | May 26, 2011 at 11:05 am |

      If you describe that look to me without my seeing it, I like it. If you’re asking if the photoshop job that my 11 year old (that’s the border collie, not one of my biological kids) could have put together is legit, I’ll go with “it aint real!”.

      • Brian | May 26, 2011 at 11:40 am |

        I know it ain’t real, but a Quakers-esque throwback would be absolutely KILLER…

    • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm |

      yeah, totally a fake made and first introduced over at chris creamer.

  • tbdro | May 26, 2011 at 9:32 am |

    Paul, have you ever been to Tropicana Field? Serious question.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 9:37 am |

      Yes. Although it was, admittedly, over a decade ago.

      • tbdro | May 26, 2011 at 9:43 am |

        Take another trip. Sure, it’s not AT&T Park (or whatever SF is calling it), but it’s much nicer on the inside.

        • Gusto44 | May 26, 2011 at 10:23 am |

          Yes, they’ve improved the Trop a little since the Wade Boggs era, but it still doesn’t compare to outdoor facilities. Catwalks and baseball don’t mix.

          Getting a real baseball stadium soon is key to keeping the team in that market. Hopefully, something can be worked out in these difficult economic times.

        • R.S. Rogers | May 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm |

          I think the extraordinarily strong lease terms at the Trop are more than key enough to keeping the team in that market. I know MLB and the Rays like to pretend otherwise, but they really don’t have a walk-away option in the near or medium term.

          Which makes me all kinds of happy, since (A) the Rays are a good club, and I like ’em just fine where they are; and (B) this whole self-hoisted petard originates with MLB awarding an expansion team that obviously should have gone to the DC area to Tampa Bay entirely in order to keep alive the cynical build-us-a-stadium-or-else-we’ll-move-to-DC threat it’d been using to extort public funding from several other teams for more than a decade. It all worked out in the end, unless you were a fan of the Expos or Marlins, but still. There’s something approaching poetic justice in MLB and the Rays being as badly hosed as they are with regard to their lease at the Trop.

        • mmwatkin | May 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm |

          I moved to Tampa and have been to Tropicana Field many times. The place is garbage. It has absolutely no baseball atmosphere and is in a shitty location. They should build a retractable roof stadium further north near the Howard Frankland Bridge or near downtown Tampa.

      • -DW | May 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm |

        Sorry Paul, I posted above before I read the whole comments section.

        The Trop is a much better place than it was a decade ago.

        Other than being a dome, the only thing it really needs is a good pressure washing and steam clean. Like mot other MLB parks do.

        • Geeman | May 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm |

          Baseball and football should be played outdoors, on grass.

  • will | May 26, 2011 at 9:36 am |

    Saw another trend starting last night….during the Phils/Reds game the home plate umpire wore his hat brim foreward with the mask on. Never noticed it before last night but was never looking, can’t seem to find a pic, but just something interesting to keep an eye out for.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 9:37 am |

      That’s been standard procedure for ages, no?

      • GoTerriers | May 26, 2011 at 10:01 am |

        Home Plate umps not only have always worn their hats brim forward, but they also wear hats specifically designed for that purpose
        (I’d post a link, but I am HTML-iterate . . .what ever happened to those buttons, anyway?)

        • timmy b | May 26, 2011 at 10:14 am |

          I think Doug Harvey’s visage on his HOF plaque has that short-brimmed home plate umpire cap.

          I think those caps had the brim pointing downwards (instead of facing out) and was shortened so thier mask could easily fit over the shortened brim.

        • umplou | May 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

          There are four kinds of umpire caps:

          Eight stitch for the field

          Six stitch – which is called in the business a ‘combo cap’, since you can wear it both on the field, and if you are good enough pulling your mask off, under the mask.

          Four stitch – which, of course fits under mask, and still offers SOME shade. and the

          TWO stitch, which umps call the ‘beanie’.

          The beanie is now considered very old fashioned by most umps, and the great majority of umps wear the four or six stitch under their masks. One thing that has facilitated the use of the six stitch is the vast improvement in the quality of the materials used in making the straps. If you watch old baseball films, the HP umpire used to rarely take off the mask – the old material made it very difficult to so easily, where nowadays, we are able to whip it right off with great ease while in action.

        • timmy b | May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm |

          umplou,

          thanks for that. That is good info that I learned today.

        • MPowers1634 | May 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm |

          Here you go:

          http://www.ump-attir...

          I wore the beanie my first year, but no longer.

  • Besty | May 26, 2011 at 9:41 am |

    The Philly joke reminds me of one I heard about Purdue football but can apply anywhere. “I was heading to the Purdue game and had to run into the store real quick and left my two tickets on the dashboard with the car unlocked. When I came back out there were four tickets.”

    • BoilerWes | May 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

      I think that one was particularly popular during the Fred Akers era. (Bad football, bad black helmets…)

      • Besty | May 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm |

        Anywhere between Jim Everett and Brees and after Brees and maybe Orton it is applicable.

  • John | May 26, 2011 at 9:41 am |

    The “LA” cap is a reference to Loyola Academy: http://www.gorambler... a Jesuit High School in Northern Chicago.

  • Ron Rowland | May 26, 2011 at 9:42 am |

    Hey Paul,
    Great posts as always. Congrats on the new URL. I can provide some clarity on Wennington’s hat choice at the Cubs game. The cap is from Loyola Academy, a private prep high school in Chicago’s northern suburbs. It’s an assumption on my part, but it’s likely one of his kids goes there.

    • gavin robey | May 26, 2011 at 11:48 am |

      correctomundo. robbie wennington is a loyola academy rambler, class of 2010. may or may not be other wenningtons there currently.

  • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 9:59 am |

    I think it’s time for a new banner to accentuate your hyphenation.

    http://img585.images...

    • GoTerriers | May 26, 2011 at 10:03 am |

      Need to hang the stirrup from the hyphen . . .

      • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 10:10 am |

        The hyphen is NOT part of the site name. It is just part of the URL.

        Sigh….

        • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am |

          See, I told you you should just make it official

        • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am |

          THE is lookin’ for the banhammer today…

        • WondersIfIShouldTryANewNameNow | May 26, 2011 at 10:35 am |

          I knew that would happen. Quickly.

    • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am |

      ok two more..

      2.) stirrup from the hyphen

      http://img88.imagesh...

      3.) articulate the space in the hyphen

      http://img641.images...

      • The Jeff | May 26, 2011 at 10:42 am |

        The one with SPACE written on the hyphen is great.

        • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm |

          yeah, see I’m sayin’ “hey it’s a space” but you have to type in a hyphen in your browser…. It looks like a hyphen, but it is really a space.

          See, I “get it”TM

          Rob-Holecko

      • TheTick | May 26, 2011 at 10:57 am |

        I can’t seem to get to http://www.unispacew...

        • BYoung | May 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm |

          The obsessive study of… astronaut aesthetics?

        • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm |

          I’d read that!

        • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm |

          You mean something like this:

          http://unispacewatch...

          I guess you never really arrive until you’ve been parodied.

        • Shane | May 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm |

          Haha, nice Rob. I dig the Yuri Gagarin Uniframe.

        • J-Dub | May 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm |

          Rob H. is now the leader in the clubhouse for COTD

        • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm |

          That’s awesome, Rob H. Or should I say, that’s out of this world!

        • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm |

          Needs a 5&1 list, though.

          Best Space Suits:
          5. Mercury Program. Love the diagonal zipper, but a bit shiny, no?
          4. Vostok Program. Oh, those bulbous helmets!
          3. Shuttle Program. Yes, the jet pack makes your butt look big, but that’s what makes it cool.
          2. Apollo Program. To paraphrase JFK: “We choose to go to the moon not because it is easy…but because these space suits are freakin’ awesome.”
          1. Gemini Program. Almost Penn State-like in its beautiful simplicity.

          And the bad one: China. Those Soyuz knockoff have just a little too much striping for my tastes.

        • Rob H. | May 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm |

          Jim — added. With many thanks.

        • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm |

          Thank YOU – always wanted to see what I looked like with a space helmet…

        • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm |

          “added.”

          ~~~

          that’s fuckin’ GREAT Rob!

  • Connie | May 26, 2011 at 10:22 am |

    That report card project is a brilliant idea , Paul, completely socko. Can’t wait to see what you do. Seriously, I’m over the moon for you.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 10:22 am |

      Thanks!

      No “Broadway” today?

  • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am |

    “Almost immediately, there was confusion about the column’s name.”

    Well, then it kind of fits you. Right, Mr. Lucas Lukas?

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 10:25 am |

      You know, the Lucas thing was a major bane when I was younger, but it’s gotten somewhat better in recent years. Best of all, I don’t think any venue for which I’ve written has ever gotten it wrong in my byline.

      Yet.

  • Connie | May 26, 2011 at 10:26 am |

    For whatever reason, the iPhone didn’t have my ID pre-set…

    • WondersIfIShouldTryANewNameNow | May 26, 2011 at 10:37 am |

      I’m guessing that’s a result of the new Uni-Watch.com domain. Same thing happened here.

  • Chris Mooney | May 26, 2011 at 10:35 am |

    Red Sox have banned “Yankees Suck” t-shirts from Fenway since 2004

    http://www.usatoday....

    • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 11:06 am |

      …because Red Sox fans are typically Yankees anyway? *rimshot*

    • duker | May 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm |

      I was told to turn my “Yankees Suck” shirt inside out at a Yanks/O’s game at Camden Yards in the late ’90s.

      • Chris Bruno | May 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm |

        but would we have to do the same for an old “CITO SUCKS” shirt?

    • Shane | May 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm |

      More accurate, Sox fans have worn an extra t-shirt over their Yankees Suck t-shirt before entering the park..since 2004.

      (I’ll admit, I did this in ’04. I was 17 at the time, sue me)

    • Simply Moono | May 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

      “Red Sox have banned “Yankees Suck” t-shirts from Fenway since 2004”

      Why? It’s not like they’ve have a long-standing rivalry for the better part of a Century… e_e

  • =bg= | May 26, 2011 at 10:42 am |

    changing uniforms and logo in mid-steam

    think that’s mid stream

  • Aaron | May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am |

    I actually did notice the URL change before the site loaded, which I noticed took a little extra time today. Go me! And I like the change, Paul.

    Also noticed I had to reenter my comment name and all, too. I’m assuming that has to do with the URL change.

  • M-N | May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am |

    Paul- Congrats on the new URL. Any chance that AAU team in Kentucky bought those uni’s in Chinatown?

  • War Damn Eagle | May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am |

    http://cache.daylife...

    Follow up to Jordan Schafer wearing the Gazoo helmet yesterday. According to this blog, he wore one of the batboy’s helmets b/c the team, which has been on a long road trip, didn’t have any helmets on hand small enough to fit him. They did go to the trouble of putting the number decal to match his jersey number (1) on the back of the helmet, though.

    http://www.talkingch...

  • quiet seattle | May 26, 2011 at 10:48 am |

    I’m really looking forward to Permanent Record.

    Happy Anniversary Uni Watch!

    • R.S. Rogers | May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

      I’m just hoping that moving Permanent Record to Slate increases the odds that it becomes a book anyway. Many a good book began life as a magazine article or online series. And this is so a book project.

      • quiet seattle | May 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm |

        Yeah, that’s what I was thinking, too, Scott.

  • M-N | May 26, 2011 at 10:49 am |

    Guess I woulnt be able to wear my “Mr. Met says FUCK the Yankees” shirt there either.

    • WondersIfIShouldTryANewNameNow | May 26, 2011 at 11:09 am |

      How much do you love that shirt? I ask, because a single sharpie-added stroke on the right of the F turns it into an acceptable hockey-themed shirt!

      • Tburke2007 | May 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |

        I said “Puck you, miss, with a ‘P'”.

      • M-N | May 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm |

        It is the best shirt I have, but my wife is totally embarrased everytime I wear it.

  • frankenslade | May 26, 2011 at 11:18 am |

    Happy anniversary, Uni Watch!

    During last night’s Phils-Reds game the cameras cut to Phils’ broadcasters Tom McCarthy and Gary Matthews as an inning was about to kick off. Sarge and Dusty Baker are old friends, and McCarthy proudly displayed a set of Baker’s wristbands. McCarthy wore them as he called the game. Matthews had scored the wristbands off his old friend on his partner’s behalf.

  • jim greenfield | May 26, 2011 at 11:52 am |

    Why would anyone prefer the stirrups to show more white than color. There’s enough white, more color, including stripes is needed. Even if players are somehow mandated to go high cuffed with stirrups they will not wear them uniformly. I think socks are the answer to a uniform uniform.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

      I was watching a bunch of 1966 Mets footage last night, and this little man in my head kept saying, “PERFECT stirrupss… Those are PERFECT stirrups,” again and again. That really was the golden era, the perfect ratio of color to white, the exact right level of pant cuffery, just the right fabric and tailoring style to drape just so.

      • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
        • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

          Agreed about the pants. But to me there’s just a smidge too much white sani showing.

        • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm |

          I’d go about an inch, maybe an inch and a half higher on the pants. Stirrups are perfecto.

        • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm |

          yup…loved that one, they were showing it during the rain delay…great time for unis

          the night before (pre-game) they were showing the 1964 unis, which had N#OF (an even better uni, imho) … plus the road games had some REALLY old parks you don’t even think about anymore…

          and of course, perfect blousing and stirrups for every player on every team

          and yes patrick, i agree — a tad too much sani on nolan

        • jim greenfield | May 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm |

          Pants are just right at mid calf but too much white in the sturrips for my taste. A couple of inches is enough. Question- Why are the backs of ‘rupps cut higher? It makes no sense and shows more white. The players probably have a fit having to find the front. They aren’t getting paid enough for all that work. I remember an announcer, during a screen shot of a 2 in 1 side stripe saying “The players hate having to put on two socks”!

        • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

          I could definitely live with those pants coming up a bit.

          But to me Hank is showing the perfect amount of sani

          http://content.answc...

          Just my preference though. I think what I don’t like about Nolan’s stirrup style is that they are already stretching northward, toward the 70’s. When I see that style, I can’t help but be reminded where they are heading.

        • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm |

          To me, Hank isn’t showing quite enough sani. But I realize many of you folks feel differently.

          Why the higher cutout in the back? To make room for the bulging calf, natch. Also, the line from the lower cutout in the front to the higher one in the back creates a nose-down prow-like effect — streamlining.

        • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm |

          The overall point about the 60’s (specifically early-mid 60’s) being the Golden Era is right on. The absolute apex of baseball uniforms. Look at both leagues around that time – not a bad looking team in the bunch. Most teams around this time were wearing the best uni in their history.

        • jim greenfield | May 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm |

          I agree about the ‘stretching trend’. The ’70s side stripe was an example of allowing players to create their own fashion trends, jocks are not known for their fashion sense and should not have the freedom to alter uniforms. Since managers can’t controll their stars there should be an MLB rule regarding cuffs, stirrup’s or socks0. The first base ump isn’t to busy to write violations on a card and send it to the league office. Fines could be imposed. After 50 years I stopped watching baseball. They look like slobs.

        • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm |

          Am I crazy or is Hank wearing a pair of Nats stirrups in that photo? I don’t see an upper white stripe and the red stripe appears to be the same width as the white.

        • M-N | May 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm |

          Glad I came back to the comments today. I just received my pants for my softball season, and need to get them tailored. Is there a consensus of how far below the knee they should be when rocking five inch rups. As always I appreciate the feedback.

        • Bernard | May 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm |

          Oh, c’mon, everybody. We’ve been through this. We all know who got it right.

        • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm |

          Great catch, teenchy. I’d say he is absolutely wearing Senators stirrups.

        • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm |

          Nope, not crazy, Hank’s likely wearing Senators socks.

          That photo’s almost a sure bet to have been taken in L.A.’s Wrigley Field while “Home Run Derby” was being filmed.

          Evidently Aaron’s Braves socks didn’t get packed. He must have borrowed a pair of stirrups from either Jim Lemon or Harmon Killebrew, both of whom were in the competition.

          Yeah, lotta supposition there, but anybody else got a reasonable scenario that gets Hank Aaron, Senators socks and L.A.’s Wrigley Field all into the same photo?

          Scott Rogers or someone probably can find Aaron’s appearances on “Home Run Derby” and see if the Senators socks made it onto the show (on Aaron, that is).

        • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm |

          Not to mention the golf glove on Aaron’s left hand. Betcha that shows up on “Home Run Derby,” too.

        • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm |

          I mention it cuz the subject was kicked around here a while back.

        • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm |

          Makes perfect sense, Ricko, Wrigley Field being the piece that ties it all together.

          Hopefully someone can find some Aaron HRD clips to confirm before I get home and see if I still have any copies I taped 20+ years ago (and a VHS player to play them on, of course). I still haven’t gone through all my stuff to find compelling evidence on the shape of the block “W” on the 36-37 Nats caps as was discussed yesterday.

        • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm |

          Hard to tell, but there are some very brief moments when you can see they aren’t Braves socks on Aaron. Have to really be looking for it, though, so I’m sure on B&W TV it made no difference.
          http://www.hulu.com/...

          Show ran more than one season. Guys like Jim Lemon and Bob Cerv appeared later.

        • teenchy | May 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm |

          We’re searching in parallel. This clip’s interesting in that Aaron has the Senator ‘rups on while Mathews brought his Braves ‘rups.

        • pflava | May 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm |

          Also, all of those Home Run Derby guys are wearing their stirrups absolutely perfectly.

        • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm |

          “Why the higher cutout in the back? To make room for the bulging calf, natch.”

          Actually, the back stirrup was cut higher long before stirrups were worn anywhere near the calf muscle (and I suspect Paul knows that).

          So, once again lest there be no confusion…

          Original stirrups were cut even, but very soon the back one was cut a bit higher to be certain to clear the shoe, thereby keeping the colored sock away from where blisters might develop at the contact point of shoe and the tendon (and keep dye out of said blister).

          So “higher in back” wasn’t about fashion, was about infection avoidance.

          As players began to pull stirrups up, no one ever re-adjusted the sock-making pattern and the “high in back” rule of thumb survived even though it no longer had anything to do with dyes, etc.

        • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm |

          jason already nailed the perfect stirrup wearer, but i’d have to simply

          second that emotion

          new uni or old, they were always

          dead, solid, perfect

        • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm |

          Yet another reason he’s my favorite ball player of all time.

        • Geeman | May 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm |

          I still don’t see how it’s so hard for MLB to mandate that some sock or strirrup be visible. The minor leagues do it, and the NFL does it. It’s simple and no one has the guts to do it, or doesn’t care.

      • moose | May 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm |

        the mid late 60’s are a’ight, but it was more the beggining o the end. baseball was perfection in the immediate post war era, let’s say 47-57. baggy flannel, stirrups that still had stripes, puffy leather that still took skill to flash, cocked caps, all of it. now if you want to talk hockey perfection, 1966 is in the midst of the glory years, but i’ll cut the blogger some slack here since it is uniwatch’s birthday. by the way, i didn’t notice the domain change, but i do like it.

  • Chris | May 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm |

    You changed the URL! That tears it! I’m never coming back here again.

    Until tomorrow.

  • Aaron | May 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm |

    Meant to mention here, too, I popped in and watched a bit of Purdue vs. Penn St. baseball last night, and whoever was pitching for the Nittany Lions was sporting some ‘rups. No screenshot, though, nor do I even have a name.

    • Gusto44 | May 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm |

      On the topic of college baseball, I saw a repulsive black jersey worn by Grand Valley State. It was solid black, with a smallish “GV” near the left collarbone. Unlike other teams, the logo was smaller, and placed higher than we’re used to seeing. No blue to be found on this jersey, either.

  • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

    “Tim E. O’B | May 26, 2011 at 1:42 am | Reply

    Since when is this Uni-Watch.com?”

    I’m awesome.

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm |

      Dangerously close to bragging about the first post of the day.

      • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm |

        Fair enough. I don’t want to be known as a Firster. But overall my awesome levels are off the charts today.

        Congrats on the domain name cleanup. I kinda hated the ‘blog’ part of the name too. It really sucks all credibility out of a sentence.

        ‘I write for a website’ vs. ‘I write a blog’ [shudders]

        • Teebz | May 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm |

          What’s wrong with writing a blog, Tim? If you write for Bleacher Report, do you really want to be proud of that? LOL

          Personally, the change seems to be more aesthetic for Paul than anything else, but whatever works is ok for me. I’m still coming back regardless of the URL.

        • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm |

          There’s nothing wrong with blogs or bloggers. Hell, I got my start as a zine editor. But as a longtime professional journalist, I didn’t like how the URL led some folks to sort of mentally categorize me as a blogger.

        • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm |

          Teebz, I’m with Paul on the ‘blog’ topic. I would rather be known as writer or a journalist than a blogger. It’s just an icky term.

          Now, in college, I often argued for the legitimacy of (certain) blogs, but that doesn’t negate the fact that the term blog sounds like a term for a polluted marshland.

          InsideTheHall.com is a fantastic Indiana (university) basketball blog. This is a great blog. I write for a small sports blog.

          I mean, timeobrien.com (which it’s actual name is “Tim E. O’Brien dot com” not “Tim E. O’Brien” or “Tim E. O’Brien’s blog”) is a blog, but I don’t refer to it as such because I don’t like the term. I just call it my website.

        • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm |

          Careful, Tim. Teebz is a blogger — hell, his site is called Hockey Blog in Canada — and that’s fine.

          I have no problem with any of the terminology per se; it’s literally descriptive of plenty of people who produce plenty of great work on the web (including Teebz). I just don’t like it as applied to me, because I’m a full-time professional journalist.

        • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm |

          It’s just my opinion on the name.

          Plus, it sorta means nothing. It started out as a noun (weblog) that go turned into a verb (‘we blog’) and is now a noun/adjective again (Hockey Blog in Canada [although that’s called a ‘blog’ to complete the play on words since website is two syllables and he needed one]).

          Referring to yourself as a blog doesn’t actually diminish your work or credibility but it just doesn’t ring ‘professional’ to my ears.

        • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm |

          you should call it “tim e. o’brien’s web log”

          which is precisely what it is and how the name “blog” came into being…cuz, u no, evrythng is shorter on teh interwebs

        • Tom V. | May 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm |

          I can see the dislike for word blog. To me a blog is something someone writes on a frequent basis and has a few followers, not real professional but just an online journal if you will.

          Folks like Paul and Teebz and Creamer take “blogging” to an entirely different level. I often imagined Paul had to add the “blog” for some weird reason, be it something to do with ESPN, another owner, etc. All in all it never really bothered me one way or the other.

        • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm |

          Teebz:

          Just thought of this, was ‘Hockey Site in Canada’ ever considered?

          I understand ‘site’ might be confused with ‘a physical location’ but still, it rhymes with ‘night’…

      • Keith S | May 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm |

        Does anyone know if Tim E O’Brien has a website?

        • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm |

          I’m not sure, but I don’t think so…

  • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

    Amusing follow-up on the “Yanks Suck” tee:
    http://www.poynter.o...

    • Keith S | May 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm |

      Thorough investigative journalism.

  • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

    Is the new minority owner of the Mets (or his mother) a DIYer?
    http://sports.espn.g...
    “Enter Einhorn, the 42-year-old president of the private investment firm Greenlight Capital, Inc., who spent the first seven years of his childhood in New Jersey and as a young boy, once dressed in a homemade Mets jersey for Halloween.”

    • Paul Lukas | May 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm |

      I saw that too!

  • MPowers1634 | May 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm |

    I LOVE the new url…what a surprise too…well done! The best pairing of the names Paul and John and ever.

    • Bernard | May 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • LI Phil | May 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm |

        be careful, jason…

        he’s got a piece

        • Bernard | May 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm |

          Oh my. How do I unsee that?

    • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm |

      How ’bout if they add George and Ringo?

  • Jonathan | May 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm |

    Not sure if anyone mentioned it yesterday or today, the Blues used their current logo during the 97-98 year when they were wearing their diagonal jerseys. The logo was used at center ice and all advertizing, even before they debued their 3rd jerseys, at the time, before making it the full time jersey. They also talked about wearing the jersey during the playoffs, but they couldn’t – forgot what the reason was.

  • Greg H | May 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm |

    Ha I noticed the url change before i even read the column.

  • jonathan | May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm |

    the hat that bill weddington is wearing isn’t a dodgers cap, it is for loyola academy which is located in wilmette, il. they have used that logo for years.

    • Tim E. O'B | May 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm |

      **Bill Wennington

  • Buddy Walker | May 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm |

    I think some of the confusion regarding the site’s official name may come from the site’s twitter account which uses the handle “@UniWatch”. That could quite possibly be where the one word UniWatch is coming from. To better distinguish that it is in fact 2 words, an underscore can be utilized on twitter and even in the site address since a hyphen is sometimes treated as its own element and not a space, where as an underscore is almost exclusively viewed as a space.

    I know underscores are lame, but it has become increasingly popular and more main stream since twitter and would surely do a better job of distinguishing that there is a space between “Uni” and “Watch”.

  • Christopher | May 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm |

    Re: the Mets person getting “punchy” and misspelling “catcher”:

    Do they really type that in by hand every time? That’s crazy. I figured that was automated for speed. At least a list of all 12 possible positions, and you click a button.

    Same with names. They have a list of the gameday roster… figured they clicked from a menu.

  • Tom V. | May 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm |

    And I’ve been to the trop too, albeit 6 or 7 years it’s been now. Out of all the stadiums and arenas and things I’ve been to it ranks at the bottom. Just so gray inside with all the concrete and the gray dome, its a sunny day outside but a gray day in the trop.

    If you move it to downtown tampa or out to the fairgrounds, hey, its always going to be good for one set of folks, and bad for the other. Fairgrounds might tap into the orlando and disney market more, while alienating the st pete folks. Of course, if your excuse to not go to a ball game is because you have to cross a long bridge you’re not really much of a fan. I live outside orlando and annually make trips to jacksonville and tampa for games.

  • Kyle in Tampa | May 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm |

    Hey Paul,

    Next time you’re down around the Tampa area, I’ll treat you to a game at the (not new but still) improved Tropicana Field. Tickets, food, you name it. I’ve been going to games since ’98, and while it is certainly in the lower bracket of quality when it comes to ballparks, it’s no longer a barren wasteland. So it has that going for it…

    • Gusto44 | May 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm |

      Anybody from the Tamp-St. Pete area remember the defunct minor league hockey team who played at the defunct Bayfront Center?

      It was the St. Pete Renegades, colors were orange and black, and they had a big “R” as the logo.

      • -DW | May 27, 2011 at 3:48 am |

        The Suncoast Suns, The St. Petersburg Parrots and the Florida Rockets also played at Bayfront.

        The Rockets split games in Orlando and Jax’ville along with St. Pete.

        The Rehegades wore Flyers jerseys with the big R on them.

        They only played 20 games (10-6-4).

    • -DW | May 27, 2011 at 3:49 am |

      We can take him over to Ferg’s for a blackened grouper sandwich and a few adult beverages.

  • Keith S | May 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Is it because MLB considers itself “classy”, or is it that the NFL just doesn’t give a damn? I’ve seen so many foul, off color, vulgar shirts (and most of them funny as hell) at NFL games, and to my knowledge, people are free to wear pretty much whatever the hell they want to a NFL game.

    Or, have I just been to the wrong games?

    By the way, the new url suck balls.

  • Corey | May 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm |

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned it today but here’s a look at the black Rutgers football uniform and helmet.

    http://www.nikeblog....

  • Ricko | May 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm |

    Interesting way to begin the Killebrew Memorial.
    Family and teammates from his Met Stadium days gathered around home plate at MOA.
    They then boarded a special #3 train on the LRT (MOA is its southern terminus).
    The train will stop at the Metrodome to pick up players from the next generation of Twins.
    From there, on to Target Field where the fans are waiting.
    Fox Sports North covering it live, of course, including shots from a helicopter following the train en route.

  • LarryB | May 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm |

    Uniwatch where ever it is found is my favorite place

  • chuck | May 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm |

    I believe that cap is from loyola academy, a high school in the northern Chicago suburbs

  • wollen1 | May 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm |

    In honor of your obsession with the Portland striped sleeve undershirts, may I suggest beavershot.com?

  • Jim Vilk | May 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm |

    And this is what your NBA Finals will look like:
    http://media.miamihe...
    Deja vu, it’s 2006 again.
    Unless they wear the BFBS, there’s a slight uni nod to the Heat. But I don’t always root for the laundry.

    GO MAVERICKS.