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The latest creations from Comrade Robert Marshall are these little bottle stoppers. The one on the left, which he made for Phil, is a Giants player (duh). The one on the right, which he made for me, is based on a Packers template but has lots of Paul-centric details: The “AMCBW” on the chest stands for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, which explains why the helmet logo is a meat cleaver (note the little hole in the top corner of the logo, just like on a real cleaver). The little TV number in the cleaver stands for Local 342, the union’s Brooklyn chapter. And the base reads, “Prospect Park Champs, ’57.”
Cute li’l buggers, ain’t they? I’m happy to report that I’ve already made good use of mine. Thanks, Moose — you’re the best.
Another new ESPN column today, about the possibility (remote, in my view, but still disturbing) of the NBA voting to adopt uniform advertising at their Board of Governors meeting. Look here.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Donovan “ColorWerx” Moore has some news about some new NFL color tweaks. … The MLB Opening Day logo is red, white, and blue, like the American flag. But the one used in Toronto downplays the blue element and has no stars. Too bad they couldn’t work in a maple leaf (good spot by Johnny Bruno). … Mike Hersh found some good stuff in the new Heritage Auctions listings, including a really odd House of David jersey, a great WFL zebra uniform, and an old hockey team called the Fishermen who wore a fish as a chest logo. Like, shouldn’t the fish at least have a hook in its mouth or something? … Tons — and I mean tons — of good WLAF/NFL Europe photos and memorabilia showcased on this site (from HHH). … During yesterday’s Mets/Nats game, Mets radio broadcaster Howie Rose mentioned that the Mets have unofficially decided upon a protocol of wearing the pinstripes for home night games and the snow whites for home day games. … Re-engineered jerseys for the CFL (from Noah Sidel). … Pretty exhaustive article on uni numbers in soccer (from Patrick Runge). … You say po-tay-to, I say insurance. … Here’s a better look at those new U. of Houston logos. … More teaser info about the new Missouri uniforms, which will be unveiled this Saturday (from Terry Wehrend). … Barcelona will wear black for the Champions League semi-finals (from Chris Cruz). … New kit for Chelsea (from George Chilvers). … Great find by Chris Fox, who spotted Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley wearing his wedding band during last night’s game. And yes, he was in the lineup last night — played the whole game. … For catchers who don’t want to paint their fingernails white, there’s now a stick-on product. Much like stick-on eye black, this seems much less satisfying than doing it the old-school way (thanks, Brinke). … Check it out: The graphics on the Astros’ Colt .45s throwbacks were chain-stitched! Very nice. Ditto for the shooting star throwbacks that’ll be worn later this season (big thanks to Colin Sherrod). … Jason Franklin was watching last night’s Warriors/Blazers game and noticed that JJ Hickson was still wearing his purple sneakers from his time with the Kings. … Whoa, look at the really unusual uni number format used by Detroit Mercy softball (big thanks to Matthew Daley). … In case you didn’t know, shoe companies play a huge role in college basketball recruiting (from Matthew Robins).