This latest batch of wire pics comes our way courtesy of Joe Hilseberg (who provided all the Orioles-related shots), Jon Helfenstein, and Bruce Menard. My thanks to all of them.
• FiOB and FNOB don’t work if you have two players named Mike Smith. The solution? Put their home states on their jerseys.
• The O’s used to employ stadium hostesses, who had some pretty mod uniforms.
• Speaking of hostess attire, here’s how the NHL dolled up its hostesses for the 1975 All-Star Game.
• To my knowledge, no official sports hostess was ever dressed up like this. This was a gimmick to cross-promote NBC’s World Series coverage and one of its sitcoms, Hey, Landlord (which I’d never heard of until now, apparently with good reason).
• The Hagerstown Suns didn’t have history’s most creative cap design.
• Note how the two Rowes in this photo got very different NOB treatments. No. 54 is Ralph Rowe, who was on Baltimore’s coaching staff that season; No. 60 is minor league pitching instructor Ken Rowe.
• You don’t often see Frank Robinson in a Rochester Red Wings uniform.
• Perhaps an even rarer sight: Robinson with a goatee!
• What’s going on here? Apparently it’s O’s player Sammy Stewart in “disguise,” playing for the wives team in the annual O’s-vs.-wives game.
• Love these 1962 shots of Goose Tatum and Satchel Paige wearing Harlem Stars uniforms — with Goose wearing shorts!
• And we conclude with a color (!) shot of Cal Ripken Jr. wearing No. 18 (!!).
Let’s make a deal: My printer died the other day, so yesterday I went and got a new one. Naturally, I had just stocked up on ink cartridges, and the old cartridges don’t fit the new printer, so now I’m sitting on a bunch of useless (to me) ink. Wanna take it off my hands, for cheap?
These are Canon “#8” cartridges. They work in a Canon MX850 and also in all the Canon printers listed here. I have two blacks and one apiece of cyan, yellow, and magenta (but no large black, sorry). They’re still sealed in their vacuum-tight packaging. If you ordered these from Inkfarm.com, they’d cost $30. I’m asking $20, including shipping. If you’re interested, speak up. Update: The ink cartridges are now spoken for. Thanks.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Good spot by Bowen Hobbs, who notes that the Nets logo on the team’s new shorts has thicker lettering than on the other versions of logo that we’ve seen. Personally, I prefer the version on the shorts. … As soon as Miguel Cabrera had won the triple crown, MLB released a logo for the achivement (thanks, Brinke). … New basketball uniforms for Michigan. … Looks like Washington football may be going gold this weekend (from Steve Ashpole). … New alt rugby kit for Scotland (from Josh Jacobs). … Ken Singer’s wife was recently watching an episode of Ellen. “Dwight Howard was on, and Ellen had a Lego bust made of him, complete with a vertically arched NOB.” … Here’s a poster I’ve never seen before for the Cooperstown Cap Collection. … Love all three uniforms in this photo of Pete Rose and two Little Leaguers (from Patrick O’Neill). … An exhibit on pro football history will open this Saturday at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh (from Tom Mulgrew). … The Braves normally wear red for Friday home games, but they’ll wear their home whites for tomorrow’s N.L. wild card game against the Cards. At first I thought this was a show of formality for the postseason, but it turns out that it’s because red is a Cardinals color. “Not sure how often teams make uniform choices based upon the opponent, but anything that keeps the red jerseys in the closet counts as good news to me!” says Michael Rich. … New logo for some corporate-sponsored bowl game that nobody gives a shit about (from Jon Solomonson). … Also from Jon: The Southland Conference has gone BFBS — that’s beveling for beveling’s sake. … Chester Baker has written a good piece about Fordham’s new helmets and merit decals. … Are these shorts a hint of what the Thunder’s new alternate uni will look like? Colin Butler says he found the photo on NBA.com, and that it was taken down shortly after he spotted it. … Oregon State won’t be doing a blackout game, and some folks are pissed off about it (from Kyle Hanks). … Here’s an explanation for that patch worn by the Padres last Sunday (from David Taub). … New basketball uniforms for UW-Milwaukee (from Jason Fenske). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated shows Ed Hochuli wearing an awful-looking mesh cap. … In a surprising (and refreshing) move, the Bengals are taking a very 1960s-ish approach to their program covers (big thanks to Kurt Schweitzer). … Who’s this fella? It’s none other than A’s equipment manager and longtime Uni Watch reader Steve Vucinich. Congrats to him and to all the A’s for their amazing stretch run. But hey, Steve, I thought No. 27 was retired for Catfish, no? (Screen shot by Michael Cross.)