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Cardinals Honoring '82 Champs

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By John Ekdahl

The St. Louis Cardinals will be honoring their 1982 World Series Championship Team this weekend versus the Brewers.

The Cardinals are set to welcome more than 20 members of the franchise’s 1982 world championship club back to St. Louis this weekend for a 30th anniversary celebration. Events honoring that club are planned for all three days of the Cardinals’ series against Milwaukee.

Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter will sign autographs at the Busch Stadium Ford Plaza before the Cardinals’ game on Friday, and the first 25,000 fans to enter the gate that night will receive a bobblehead in his likeness.

The focal point of the reunion will take place on Saturday, when members of that 1982 team will be paraded around the field and then honored in a pregame ceremony. The Brewers and Cardinals will wear replica jerseys from the ’82 season that night.

After wearing their “home” white uniforms on Saturday, the Cardinals will don their “victory blue” road uniforms from 1982 in Sunday’s series finale. That game time has been moved to 7:05 p.m. CT to accommodate an ESPN national telecast.

Players and other members of the ’82 team who are expected to attend the weekend ceremonies include: Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Sutter, Red Schoendienst, Keith Hernandez, Ken Oberkfell, Dave LaPoint, Jim Kaat, John Stuper, Jeff Lahti, Steve Mura, John Martin, Doug Bair, Jeff Keener, Tito Landrum, David Green, Gene Roof, Dane Iorg, Mike Ramsey, Glenn Brummer, Joe McDonald and Gene Gieselmann.

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Is this the 2013 Mets All-Star Game logo?

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Light content today. Open thread.

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This month “Benchies” also appears Monday through Friday at Uni-Watch.

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Probably not much like when Roy Hobbs showed up…

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58 comments to Cardinals Honoring ’82 Champs

  • Jeff | August 4, 2012 at 8:41 am |

    “Light content today. Open thread.”

    Nothing wrong with that. Pace yourself, fellas.

  • Craig D | August 4, 2012 at 8:48 am |

    The Cleveland Browns had a press conference yesterday to introduce their new owner to be. Naturally one of the first questions he was asked was about the uniforms. Not surprisingly he commit one way or another, but he did say that we live in a marketing world and that would be take into account if and when the discussion of uniform changes comes up. So it isn’t off the table.

  • mmwatkin | August 4, 2012 at 9:03 am |

    The potential Mets ASG logo looks a lot like the 2006 ASG logo in Pittsburgh

    http://content.sport...

    • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 9:33 am |

      Nice catch…it seems the odd choice of inconsistent font on the Mets version is based on the same font they used for Pittsburgh…also, the Pittsburgh cityscape on top was kind of appropriated from the iconic Mets logo, making the two very similar.

    • James Craven | August 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm |

      If that’s the logo, my five-year old nephew can create one that’s better.

  • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 9:18 am |

    Although not a big favorite look, the Mets 1989 throwbacks last night were highly accurate and many player wore stirrups, although worn too high for that era. The only complaint I have is that the NOBs looked a bit goofy with the white outline filling in certain letters. While that also occurred on the 1989 unis, it was not as glaring because they used more condensed font back in the day. Compare that to the game photos. Since the Mets had blue squatchees back then (which should be returned), they simply took off the raised orange stick on ones from their helmets…a clever move.

    • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 9:25 am |

      The link to the condensed font did not appear in my comment for some reason…here is a side by side, with the original on the left.

      http://www.flickr.co...

    • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 10:42 am |

      Wasn’t so much that the stirrups were too high, but that the pants were too short. Certainly for 1989.

      • pushbutton | August 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm |

        1989 may as well be 1932 to a player born in 1987.

  • Gary | August 4, 2012 at 9:47 am |

    I really like the (potential) Mets ASG logo shirt. I won’t buy one though, because I hate the Majestic logo being right on the front under the collar. I wouldn’t mind it if were on the back of the collar, or on a sleeve, but that logo right there just ruins an otherwise great shirt.

    • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 10:13 am |

      You are a tough one…I have not bought Met shirts for reasons such as they had some black…because they used Wilpon script…because the little NY on the logo was missing…but never because of a manufacturers logo.

  • Tim S. | August 4, 2012 at 9:48 am |

    My brother went to the Padres game last night and took some pictures of uniforms for me. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.co...

    • scott | August 4, 2012 at 11:04 am |

      Great shots. The Padres need to return brown to their color scheme.

  • albert | August 4, 2012 at 9:53 am |

    New orange uniforms for UTEP. I think they look terrible.
    http://www.minerrush...

    • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 10:14 am |

      The Miners wore, along with the Jim Brown Syracuse Orangemen, the first mono orange unis I remember…
      http://grfx.cstv.com...

      That’s legendary QB Billy Stevens from 1965.
      His favorite receiver was Chuck Hughes…
      http://www.utepathle...
      Hughes later died on the field playing for the Lions against the Bears…
      http://blog.detroita...

      • asu jaguar | August 5, 2012 at 8:19 am |

        The one-bar facemask just looks cooler and better to me than all the Rube Goldberg birdcages players sport today.

    • Patrick_in_MI | August 4, 2012 at 10:36 am |

      Here’s the actual (grainy) photo. Looks like they’re trying to tune in Tokyo.

      http://instagram.com...

  • matt | August 4, 2012 at 10:03 am |

    can anyone help me here?

    where do you send ticket submissions in paul’s absence?

    and

    where do you send the letter that you wrote the nba?

    • George Chilvers | August 4, 2012 at 10:14 am |

      Send them both to the normal address at uniwatching@gmail.com

      Phil is picking them up.

  • DJ | August 4, 2012 at 10:35 am |

    Nice sweatback logo on the Lithuanian basketball uniforms:

    http://en.m.wikipedi...

  • Wheels | August 4, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    In today’s Benchies, is that some Nike logo creep on Bub’s Pub’s pants?

    • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 10:42 am |

      I hope you’re kidding…

      • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 10:44 am |

        Yeah, cuz of my lucrative shoe deal. :)

        • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 11:41 am |

          I know it’s not, I’m just hoping this guy realizes he’s talking about a cartoon character’s crotch…

        • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 11:52 am |

          Pretty sure his sarcasm tag was on.
          Y’know, tweaking those who see a swoosh in Superman’s nostril in a 1939 comic book.
          Or a Bronco’s nose.

        • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

          Ha! Indeed. I didn’t think about it like that.

        • Wheels | August 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm |

          Exactly.

  • LI Matt | August 4, 2012 at 10:50 am |

    Historical Kits has the full set of unis for the Premier League’s imminent new season:

    http://www.historica...

    The real shocker is Southampton going just about solid red. Two new manufacturers debuting: Warrior (Liverpool) and Under Armour (Spurs). Villa gets points for the stripey socks, but gives them right back for the Seattle-green alts. And then there’s Manyoo’s “tablecloth”….

    • Ryan | August 4, 2012 at 11:05 am |

      The other shocker, of course, was Warrior’s removal of the 2 flames on the club crest on the front that commemorated the Hillsborough disaster victims.

      • LI Matt | August 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm |

        They’re on the back of the neck, with a “96”.

        • Ryan | August 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

          I don’t think that helped matters much, though.

  • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 11:06 am |

    And Senegal’s rallies from two goals down!

    • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 11:07 am |

      “Senegal’s”?

      Geez.

    • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 11:44 am |

      And then makes the worst pass decision I’ve ever seen. Ever.

  • Stirrup Jake | August 4, 2012 at 11:59 am |

    http://www.youtube.c...

    This was from last nights Rockies Game!

    – Jake

  • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm |

    Does the US men’s volleyball team have scudettos on their jersey? Or is that just part of the design? There are 3 stars above the US flag.

  • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

    ATTENTION, ANYONE WITH SLEEP APNEA!!!

    You really need a pair of these…
    http://www.trbimg.co...

    Because THIS would look SO awesome.
    http://www.flickr.co...

    • Marc | August 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm |

      Ricko, you’re a genius! Sports/team-themed CPAP accessories.

  • Bernard | August 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm |

    Happy Birthday Jenny Sweet!

    • Ricko | August 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

      I ask you, who doesn’t want his daughter to grow up to play football at Notre Dame in a helmet that looks like a golden golf ball.

      Happy Birthday, Jenny.

    • LI Matt | August 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm |

      The shoes totally make that picture.

      Happy Birthday!

  • John | August 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

    Is the METS script in the ASG logo missing the “Wilpon Tilt,” or whatever that meaningless adjustment is called?

    • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm |

      Correct…that is the “classic script” that they use in the ball logo. Wilpon script never infested the ball logo, except in some uniform patches.

  • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm |

    US Women’s fencing mask…

    http://www.sportsgri...

    • DJ | August 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

      Discussed earlier in the week. Tomorrow, for the men’s team foil, you’ll see that mask again, and the Union Flag on the British team’s mask (Leon Paul is a sponsor of both teams, and makes painted masks like this).

      • Coleman | August 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm |

        I recalled the Great Britain mask being shown, but nothing about the US one.

        Strangely, the mask wasn’t nearly as “loud” as the South Korean opponent who let out a death rattle after every goddamn point scored.

  • Steve D | August 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm |

    Anybody from St. Louis? How will Keith Hernandez be treated this weekend? He was a key member of the 1982 team, but then became a leader for the despised Mets of the mid-80s. Keith always notes that being traded and deciding to stay with the Mets was the best thing that happened to him. What does he say in St. Louis?

    • StLMarty | August 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm |

      That’s a good question. We are always told that we are the best fans in baseball, but I really just think that translates to us being the nicest. The fact that he is there will probably be enough for the fans. I predict a warm reception. But you never know.
      I want to know why Tommy Herr isn’t on the list. Managerial slight?

      • DJ | August 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm |

        Nice and knowledgable, I would say.

    • Ryan | August 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm |

      Probably pretty well. Jim Edmonds got a warm reception when he returned to town with the Cubs, and I imagine, if you give it a few years, Albert Pujols wouldn’t be welcomed by a shower of boos.

    • Clayton Lust | August 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

      Probably a great one since he got a great ovation in 2007 when they recognized them at the home opener.

  • Arr Scott | August 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm |

    Wandered around the seemingly so-new-it’s-not-on-the-Internet National Spirits Museum in Manssas, VA, today, and saw this beauty, a 1969 Jim Beam baseball centennial decanter:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    • Chris | August 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm |

      Whoa, where in Manassas is the museum? You’re right, Google knows not of it.

      • Arr Scott | August 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm |

        Right where Main crosses the railroad tracks south of Center.

  • concealed78 | August 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm |

    Brewers not wearing the gold front panel road caps with their ’82 powder blue roads.

  • Randy | August 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm |

    The Brewers are wearing throwbacks to 1982, but they are wearing their road unis with their home caps.

  • George | August 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm |

    Nitpick on the Cardinals throwbacks: They used the current NOB lettering. The lettering was changed when they tweaked the birds-on-bat logo and went to button downs back in the early 90’s. I remember the change because it made the Cards uni look identical (from the back) to the Reds at the time, which was annoying until the Reds went to their current old-timey font. The old Cardinals NOB looked more blockish; identical to the Orioles current lettering. (maybe a formed shared relic from the old St.L Browns days?)