Just about any time Stan Musial appears in public these days, he wears a red blazer. So it’s almost shocking to see him wearing blue, even if he’s supporting the home team. Very cool photo (“And no Ree-box or Bettman stripes!” notes Ryan Raymond).
New ESPN piece today, in which I’m inviting readers to rename and redesign the Hornets. Get crackin’, lads.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Speaking of Stan the Man, check out how he and some of his teammates made creative use of their jerseys for a photo shoot. … More info on those new EMU football uniforms. … Buried in this 1933 Ticker-style item is the following: “Members of the Cleveland Bulldogs professional football team are galloping ghosts. They wear uniforms with skeletons painted on the front, and as their games are played at night, the effect is spookish.” Wish we could see a photo of that! (Great find by Jerry Wolper.) … Also from Jerry: Look at this amazing shot of the officiating crew from a 1934 charity football game. Hot diggity! … Yesterday I mentioned that Motorola will no longer be the NFL’s official headset provider. That prompted Nathan Hawkins to point out something I hadn’t been aware of, namely that NFL headsets are actually Telex equipment with Motorola labels. Details in this 2006 article. … Utah State will unveil a new logo and football uniforms for the annual spring game on April 28 (from Kurt Adison). … Wanna help a batter keep his eye on the ball, and/or just make him look like a cyborg? I have just the thing for you. You can see it in action in this video clip (big thanks to John Follet). … Bo Baize was at a Rockies game the other day and saw a guy wearing a jersey that saluted Patrick Roy and Larry Walker simultaneously. … In case you were wondering: The Yanks and Bosox throwback caps for tomorrow both have black underbrims and the MLB logo on the back. Dang. … New hoops uniforms apparently in the works for Maryland, at least judging by this tweet from a Terps player (from Steve Hoyle). … Tons of great Packers/49ers photos, some dating back to the 1950s, here (big thanks to the Rev. Nørb). … There are striped stirrups and then there are striped stirrups (nice find by Frank Bitzer). … Newsday’s web site is behind a pay wall, so you’ll have to take my word for it that New York State may soon start selling ad space — wait for it — on lottery tickets. Of course, the lottery is already a disgrace, so it’s not like the ads would be debasing a noble civic institution, but they’d make a scummy enterprise even scummier (thanks, Phil). … Soccer news from Austin Chen, who writes: “Cool moment at the end of the Champions League semifinal match between Chelsea and Barcelona, as Lionel Messi and Captain John Terry exchanged jerseys, a tradition that (to my knowledge) tends to happen more in international matches and more rarely in club matches.” … Speaking of soccer, Jon Forbes says he was browsing the web and came upon new kits for Norwich City, Australia (home and road), and Chelsea. … Speaking of the new Norwich City kit, some kid leaked photos of the design 12 hours before the official launch, so the team sent the cops after him. “Disgusting behavior by Norwich City in my opinion,” says George Chilvers. … “I find the LA Kings’ numbering driving me crazy,” writes Daniel McLaughlin. “It’s so wide and thick, it feels out of proportion with the ‘LA’ on the front of the jersey.” … Polo will be making the outfits worn by U.S. Olympians for the closing ceremonies. “That is one big horse,” says Josh Jacobs.