Yesterday’s post . . . → Read More: New Era Logo Creep on MLB Caps, continued
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[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from longtime reader/pal Jeff Ash, who lives in Green Bay. He has a good story to get us ready for the NFL season. Enjoy. — PL]
By Jeff Ash
Fifty years ago this week, Green Bay’s biggest department store, Prange’s, opened a Packer Shop. You can see the announcement in the ad shown above, which ran in The Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 4, 1966 — exactly 50 years ago yesterday.
It was billed as “the official NFL-appointed Packer Shop featuring clothing, accessories, uniforms and gifts in the official Packer colors and bearing the authentic Packer insignia.” Prange’s also put the uniforms of the other 15 NFL teams in its display windows along the street during the Packer Shop’s first week. (That’s right, there were only 16 NFL teams back then — half as many as today.) (Continue reading)
[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]
By Phil Hecken, with Chance Michaels
Long-time (and even more recent) Uni Watch readers will recognize the name of today’s lede writer, Chance Michaels, a good friend with whom Paul and I have shared dinners, enjoyed Mets games and some of you may have even met him at a Uni Watch gathering or two (he’s the third from the left in that last photo). Throughout the years, Chance has contributed a number of articles to the blog, and he’s probably most familiar to you as the guy who runs the wonderful Borchert Field Blog.
While the Brewers may be his overriding passion, his obsessive dedication to the athletic aesthetic is what makes his expertise in all fields, especially baseball from days of yore, so invaluable. Today’s article may mark the longest gap between a “Part II” and “Part III” in the history of Uni Watch — but I’m pleased to bring Chance back to report on a good development in the uni world. And after reading this, don’t forget to check out the final set (last two groups) of GRIFFIN DESIGN CONTEST entries (with voting).
I’ll let Chance take it from here… (Continue reading)
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By Phil Hecken
If you hadn’t heard, the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to wear their 1976 “Leisure Suit” Throwbacks yesterday evening. Chris Sale had other plans.
In what may be the most bizarre uni-related story
in the history of ever of 2016, according to multiple reports, Chris Sale, starting pitcher for the White Sox, refused to wear the uniforms, and became so upset at being told that he would HAVE to wear them, he cut all the uniforms up with either a knife or scissors. Unbelievable. (Continue reading)