By John Ekdahl
Friday night, the Colorado Rockies honored the victims of the movie theater shooting by wearing black armbands and marking their eye black with “7-20”. From MLB.com:
The Padres and Rockies observed a moment of silence before Friday’s game at Petco Park. The Rockies hung a black jersey in their dugout, reading “We remember 7-20,” and wore purple jerseys and black wristbands in honor of those killed and injured.
The Rockies described their actions in a statement that was read on Root Sports Rocky Mountain at the start of its broadcast. The flags at Petco Park were flown at half-staff, and the Rockies stood at the edge of the warning track in front of their dugout during pregame ceremonies as a show of solidarity.
Here is the black jersey that hung in the dugout. The Rockies return home on Friday.
There’s been a lot of commentary about the United States Olympics uniforms being made in China. Now, some in the media are starting to notice that uniforms themselves (with the gigantic Polo logo) are a little obnoxious. The New York Times has posted 7 Olympic Uniforms or Yore.
Phil covered the NBA uniforms ads yesterday. Now Fox Sports is reporting that adding ads could net the NBA $100 million in revenue.
Bud Selig weighed in on the NBA uniform ads.
“You learn never to say never, but you know, with us, uniforms are really important,” Selig said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “They’re history.
“You can close your eyes, and that Cub uniform, my goodness gracious, I can remember (that from) when I was 10 years old, and that’s a long time ago. And there’s the Yankee pinstripes, and the Red Sox and so on and so forth, so I’ve been pretty consistent on that.”
Well, it’s good to know he’s against ads on baseball uniforms, but the “never say never” is a bit disconcerting.
Open weekend thread as always. Sorry for the late post.
Update: Penn State has removed the statue of Joe Paterno. Initially they had considered relocating the statue to the Paterno library, which makes no sense. Hopefully they rip his name off the building as well.
Update 2: An NCAA source has described the coming penalties against Penn State as “unprecedented“.
CBS News has learned that the NCAA will announce what a high-ranking association source called “unprecedented” penalties against both the Penn State University football team and the school.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the source told correspondent Armen Keteyian.
The official announcement will be made tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
Update 3: I’m now realizing how terribly depressing this post is. So, to cheer everyone up, I give you 19-year-old Australian Olympic hurdler Michelle Jenneke. Enjoy.
Yeah, I know, this one wouldn’t work in a daily newspaper, either…
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