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The Cy Young Award looks so totally cool, no? One of my favorite-looking trophies. It was presented to Johan Santana last night.

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    I thought the Twins had abandoned the ‘M’ cap in favor of the ‘TC’ cap, but I saw them wear it about a week ago. Which one is the primary nowadays?

    I attended a Port St. Lucie Mets vs. Brevard County Manatees game last night at Tradition Field. (Mets Home) All the Port St. Lucie Mets were wearing high socks, although not stirrups. All coaches, players,bullpen catcher. I thought it was interesting and wondering if it is a team policy or a gesture to honor the Jackie Robinson weekend.

    Also one met I tried to get a cellphone camera pictur of had his pants tucked INTO his sock above the knee.

    Also three coaches I think for the Brevard County Manatees were wearing Milwaukee Brewers road Uniforms. The rest of the team including the manager had regular “Brevard” accross the chest road uniforms.

    I will look into both locally.

    I believe Brandon Webb also recieved his Cy Young award last night. I couldn’t find a pic yet of the game, I belive the D-Backs wore their black alts and FINALLY the black caps.

    [quote comment=”70665″]I thought the Twins had abandoned the ‘M’ cap in favor of the ‘TC’ cap, but I saw them wear it about a week ago. Which one is the primary nowadays?[/quote]

    I believe they wear the M caps on the road, and the TC caps at home

    Fince the have PPD four games today will the teams who don’t play still wear thier 42 jersey when the make-up todays game. the Mets, and Red Sox have already cancelled thier games. So have two toher games I am just not sure which two.

    I read in a Barry Zito article in Esquire that there are only two Cy Young trophies produced each year, one each for the NL and AL. So if that award were to shatter or something horrible like that, Webb or Santana would be shit out of luck.

    [quote comment=”70666″]Also one Met I tried to get a cellphone camera picture of had his pants tucked INTO his sock above the knee.[/quote]

    That’s how my brother and I used to wear our socks back when we played little league. We didn’t know that the pro players just simply pulled up their pant legs.

    I agree it’s a fine looking trophy or plaque, or whatever you want to call it. But… what’s up the “Thing” from The Addams Family posing with a baseball? It just seems kind of odd. Put a picture of a pitcher or something in there. Not just a hand. But that is just my two cents. Other than that, it is a great looking award.

    [quote comment=”70666″]
    Also three coaches I think for the Brevard County Manatees were wearing Milwaukee Brewers road Uniforms. The rest of the team including the manager had regular “Brevard” accross the chest road uniforms.[/quote]

    I usually go to at least one Manatees game a year over spring break, but that’s just the home games. There, the coaches wear regular “Manatees” jerseys. Maybe they were wearing Brewers dugout jackets on the road? There were a few players wearing them when I was there.

    Not sure if this has been mentioned on here, but Butch Davis is planning a “major change” in the UNC football uniforms in 2008 …

    Davis wouldn’t give details, but said game uniforms will be modified slightly for next season, with a “major change” coming in 2008. At the very least, names on the back of the jerseys will be larger.

    “There are some things on this uniform that I absolutely love,” he said. “You couldn’t design a better helmet than the one that we’ve got.”

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    The Twins still use the ‘M’ cap on the road. They used to have ‘M’ helmets on the road as well, but they seem to have abandoned that last year when some of the players shifted to CoolFlo. The catchers had ‘M’ helmets before and now have regular blue ‘TC’ helmets for the road (Mauer and Redmond wear the incredibly awesome white-front 70s retro helmets when catching at home).

    How about this for some delicious irony: Barry Bonds will not wear 42 because the Giants and the Pirates are rained out. Somewhere in America, Jeff Pearlman is smiling brightly.

    Barry Bonds doesn’t desrve to wear the number 42. He is a disgrace to the game and him wearing the number would be a mockery of Jackie Robinson’s legacy

    from the Boston Globe about Jackie Robinson tribute:

    “The Red Sox were awaiting word on whether they were paying tribute to Jackie Robinson tomorrow after festivities were cancelled.

    On Jackie Robinson Day, Coco Crisp, who was supposed to wear No. 42, was not in Boston’s starting lineup. Wily Mo Pena was slated to bat eighth and play center field.”

    [quote comment=”70693″]from the Boston Globe about Jackie Robinson tribute:

    “The Red Sox were awaiting word on whether they were paying tribute to Jackie Robinson tomorrow after festivities were cancelled.

    On Jackie Robinson Day, Coco Crisp, who was supposed to wear No. 42, was not in Boston’s starting lineup. Wily Mo Pena was slated to bat eighth and play center field.”[/quote]
    Isn’t tomorrow Patriot Day in Boston also?

    [quote comment=”70692″]Marlins are going without nameplates today[/quote]

    I stand corrected, only Dontrelle Willis does not have a nameplate on his jersey. Perhaps players who are wearing 42 won’t get nameplates.

    [quote comment=”70668″]Wasn’t someone on here looking for a photo of the Pirates wearing all black in the 70s?

    link[/quote]

    stuby, that would be me, of course. I don’t think there is anyone else quite the ardent fan of the monochromatic black as I am. Thank you many times. Those are a thing of beauty. Now, if only they were wearing the black lids as well….

    As for the Cy Young award, yes, it is a thing of beauty, but you know what is even more beautiful? The pitching of the man holding it. May he win many more Cy Young awards, even if *sigh*, it’s not in a Twins’ uniform.

    [quote comment=”70675″][quote comment=”70666″]
    Also three coaches I think for the Brevard County Manatees were wearing Milwaukee Brewers road Uniforms. The rest of the team including the manager had regular “Brevard” accross the chest road uniforms.[/quote]

    I usually go to at least one Manatees game a year over spring break, but that’s just the home games. There, the coaches wear regular “Manatees” jerseys. Maybe they were wearing Brewers dugout jackets on the road? There were a few players wearing them when I was there.[/quote]
    They were definitly road “Brewers” accross the front in the Brewers script. The “BREVARD” is typed font and looks like the above. I just thought it was odd. Maybe they were roaving minor league instructors or something? Just a guess on my part. One was #15

    Tomorrow is Patriots Day, the greatest fake holiday in all of the land!

    Sox at 10:05, Marathon at 10:30, though tomorrow’s rain may play a factor.

    [quote comment=”70664″]Uni-unrelated but I noticed that the Beyond in Bed Bath and Beyond link as the word goes on[/quote]

    easily the worst start in UniWatch Blog history. what!?!?

    [quote comment=”70698″][quote comment=”70675″][quote comment=”70666″]
    Also three coaches I think for the Brevard County Manatees were wearing Milwaukee Brewers road Uniforms. The rest of the team including the manager had regular “Brevard” accross the chest road uniforms.[/quote]

    I usually go to at least one Manatees game a year over spring break, but that’s just the home games. There, the coaches wear regular “Manatees” jerseys. Maybe they were wearing Brewers dugout jackets on the road? There were a few players wearing them when I was there.[/quote]
    They were definitly road “Brewers” accross the front in the Brewers script. The “BREVARD” is typed font and looks like the above. I just thought it was odd. Maybe they were roaving minor league instructors or something? Just a guess on my part. One was #15[/quote]

    I’m a regular attendee of Manatees games. Can’t speak for road games, but at home the coaches all wear Manatees jerseys. New this year, however, all the coaches are wearing Brewers dugout jackets. The team is also wearing Brewers patches (as are all the Milwaukee minor league affiliates). That came down from the big club.

    Looks like the Braves ditched the blood red Sunday monstrosities. Don’t know if this is a Jackie Robinson day thing or maybe they realized how ridiculous the red jersey looked (not to mention the stupid “tomahawk-through-the-A hat).

    I’m fairly sure this is the first Sunday home Braves game not to feature the red uni since they instituted it.

    Watching the Dodgers Replay from last night and just to confirm what someone else posted last night… Derek Lowe did have a “C” on his left chest.

    Checked LA Times and MLB.com, but no mention of Lowe being named captain.

    [quote comment=”70702″][quote comment=”70664″]Uni-unrelated but I noticed that the Beyond in Bed Bath and Beyond link as the word goes on[/quote]

    easily the worst start in UniWatch Blog history. what!?!?[/quote]

    Yoda: “Explanation needed, it is.”

    [quote comment=”70706″][quote comment=”70702″][quote comment=”70664″]Uni-unrelated but I noticed that the Beyond in Bed Bath and Beyond link as the word goes on[/quote]

    easily the worst start in UniWatch Blog history. what!?!?[/quote]

    Yoda: “Explanation needed, it is.”[/quote]

    OK, here’s my explanation: Sometimes we discuss uniforms of stuff other than sports (I think we discussed airline attendant’s uniforms once) so I figured it was OK to put up logos of other stuff. The reason it was Bed, Bath, and Beyond was because I was watching Click last night during the Marlins rain delay. Sorry if I offended some.

    The 42 jerseys look good and are hardly noticeable amongst the other players. It is a real nice tribute and taking away the nameplates makes it look alot better. any word on whether thewre will be some sort of auction for the 42 jerseys or whats goin on?

    [quote comment=”70695″][quote comment=”70692″]Marlins are going without nameplates today[/quote]

    I stand corrected, only Dontrelle Willis does not have a nameplate on his jersey. Perhaps players who are wearing 42 won’t get nameplates.[/quote]

    Looks like this is the case. Andruw Jones is #42 clad and nameplate-less as well.

    Andruw Jones’ #42 jersey has no name on it, is that what all the other players throughout the league are doing?

    Looks like everyone is wearing 42 helmet stickers on the sides next to the brim on the flap-side. Haven’t seen a double-flapper yet so not sure if they get two.

    [quote comment=”70707″][quote comment=”70706″][quote comment=”70702″][quote comment=”70664″]Uni-unrelated but I noticed that the Beyond in Bed Bath and Beyond link as the word goes on[/quote]

    easily the worst start in UniWatch Blog history. what!?!?[/quote]

    Yoda: “Explanation needed, it is.”[/quote]

    OK, here’s my explanation: Sometimes we discuss uniforms of stuff other than sports (I think we discussed airline attendant’s uniforms once) so I figured it was OK to put up logos of other stuff. The reason it was Bed, Bath, and Beyond was because I was watching Click last night during the Marlins rain delay. Sorry if I offended some.[/quote]

    No offense at all! Just wasn’t sure the connection. No worries!

    Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

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    [quote comment=”70713″]Looks like everyone is wearing 42 helmet stickers on the sides next to the brim on the flap-side. Haven’t seen a double-flapper yet so not sure if they get two.[/quote]

    Is this going to become the new thing? Instead of putting the logo on the side of the hat, will they just go with helmet stickers from now on?

    I answered my own question…All the 42 jerseys will be auctioned off on mlb.com proceeds going to the jackie robinson foundation….they are also auctioning the home plates signed by all memebers of the 2 teams that are wearing 42

    I don’t know if this has been discussed here before, but since were talking about MILB today, I thought I’d bring this up. The Lakeland Tigers, one of the Detroit Tigers’ A-League affiliates changed its name and uniform design this year. They’re now the Flying Tigers and they’ve got a whole military theme. Pitchers are getting stars put on their hats for each win and different people, like the manager have special uniforms.

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    [quote comment=”70714″][quote comment=”70707″][quote comment=”70706″][quote comment=”70702″][quote comment=”70664″]Uni-unrelated but I noticed that the Beyond in Bed Bath and Beyond link as the word goes on[/quote]

    easily the worst start in UniWatch Blog history. what!?!?[/quote]

    Yoda: “Explanation needed, it is.”[/quote]

    OK, here’s my explanation: Sometimes we discuss uniforms of stuff other than sports (I think we discussed airline attendant’s uniforms once) so I figured it was OK to put up logos of other stuff. The reason it was Bed, Bath, and Beyond was because I was watching Click last night during the Marlins rain delay. Sorry if I offended some.[/quote]

    No offense at all! Just wasn’t sure the connection. No worries!

    Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

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    My, thats a lot of flair.

    So what’s gonna happen to all the teams and players who were going to wear 42, but got rained out today (like the Astros and Pirates)?

    Wasn’t someone on here looking for a photo of the Pirates wearing all black in the 70s?

    Here you go…

    stuby, that would be me, of course. I don’t think there is anyone else quite the ardent fan of the monochromatic black as I am. Thank you many times. Those are a thing of beauty. Now, if only they were wearing the black lids as well….

    The Pirates always wore their gold caps with the black jerseys, and the gold socks with the black pants. And the batting helmets were always gold.

    seeing the Chi Sox and Indians uniforms of the players wearing 42 makes me think both teams jersey’s look better without the name plates.

    I especially like that Indians home jersey’s minus the namepate. And thankfully, the Indians are wearing their actual home jersey, and not the awful softball vest.

    I also liked the look of the all blue road helmet with the home jersey, so in conclusion, they should drop the namelates, the vest, and maybe even the red billed home cap. Although if it meant they got rid of the alt script I cap, they could almost anything they wnated uniform wise.

    [quote comment=”70714″]No offense at all! Just wasn’t sure the connection. No worries!

    Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

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    Wow, they did a really poor job on the Canadian flag.

    No pics yet, but all the Cubs that chose to wear #42 today are not only wearing the nameless jersey, but also high socks–including Derrek Lee!

    [quote comment=”70696″][quote comment=”70668″]Wasn’t someone on here looking for a photo of the Pirates wearing all black in the 70s?

    link[/quote]

    stuby, that would be me, of course. I don’t think there is anyone else quite the ardent fan of the monochromatic black as I am. Thank you many times. Those are a thing of beauty. Now, if only they were wearing the black lids as well….

    As for the Cy Young award, yes, it is a thing of beauty, but you know what is even more beautiful? The pitching of the man holding it. May he win many more Cy Young awards, even if *sigh*, it’s not in a Twins’ uniform.[/quote]
    Minna, another black link for you…

    It’s too bad the KC Royals aren’t going all 42. They should, because Jackie Robinson became famous with the Kansas City Monarchs.

    Funny Jackie Robinson Day gaffe…the blue jays telecast has Marcus Thames listed as playing left field up until the 5th inning when the clarrified that it was actually Craig Monroe. Both players were slated to wear 42 with no nametag and thoroughout his first 2 at bats Marcus Thames’ name and stats were being shown for Monroe.

    I was at the Phillies-Astros game yesterday afternoon (I need to stop this since I’m driving too much between NYC and Philly now – but Dad bought a 10-game plan).

    Anyway. . . I went to the souvenir stand to check out the 59Fifties since the two I have are too tight these days. . . and I was looking at the Phillies’ alternate caps (blue brims and a blue star in the P for interleague games). . . and saw that they had a grey brim! And they were made of wool! “It’s last year’s model!” I exclaimed to the woman behind the stand. “It is?” she said in abject horror. “Oh, it’s what I want. It’s better,” I replied. So I bought it. 7 7/8th was a little big – but I know it’ll shrink to my head size, of course.

    Watching the Cards/Brewers game and everyone is wearing #42. It has a more powerful effect than I thought it would.

    I now think every team should have done it.

    Number-only jerseys look clean and traditional, and all teams with style should wear them (in home games at least). Names had their use in the age before TV graphics, but no longer. Ditch the names!

    And my amateur team played its first game today. On my way back from the field, I stopped in a little sports store that sells practice gear and produces uniforms for club teams. The guy had some unused pants selling for just Y1000 ($8.00) and the selection included one sky-blue pair and another black pair with a yellow stripe on the side. You know you’re a Uni Watch maniac when the first thing through your head is ‘I wonder if the guy will let me take a picture of those; they’d be perfect with the red Pirate vests!’

    [quote comment=”70728″]And thankfully, the Indians are wearing their actual home jersey, and not the awful softball vest.

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    Amen. I hate the vest look. I know there is history behind it, but so did .
    these

    [quote comment=”70726″]Andruw Jones has the baclava thingie on and looks like`a friggin link.

    Yes, I have kids, why do you ask? :)[/quote]

    Baklava? I think you mean babushka. Baklava is a pastry, babushka is a head-scarf.

    BTW, I’m Japanese.

    [quote comment=”70743″][quote comment=”70741″]link[/quote]
    Is that the Bizarro UniWatch Blog?[/quote]

    No proof, of course, but could it be that he “borrowed” this idea from our good buddy Teebz? The first post says the idea came from a “Hockey Message Board” . . ..

    [quote comment=”70735″]Watching the Cards/Brewers game and everyone is wearing #42. It has a more powerful effect than I thought it would.

    I now think every team should have done it.[/quote]

    Watching it right now and it really does look classy especially w/o the name plates (makes me wonder if they just did that so they could mass produce and not have to size them up). Preston Wilson has taken it a step further by hiking his pants up and showing the stripes. Sorry no pic

    [quote comment=”70741″]link[/quote]

    I would love one of those Braves or Astros unis.
    I wonder what the Astros players said the first time they walked into the clubhouse and saw those hangin’ there. Or when the clubhouse mgr got the first shipment.

    Speaking of awards…
    I think that the Indy 500 trophy is one of the coolest in pro sports. Each winner gets a mini bust of his face placed upon it with the lap times, etc.
    The fact that it’s in the art deco style makes it even better…

    I was checking the Diamondbacks online shop recently, and noticed that they’re selling both the old-model wool caps, as well as the new synthetic material caps.

    Has anybody noticed this from any other MLB team?

    (On a related note: as annoying as all-black alts can be, the D-backs black alternates are pretty slick looking.)

    According to TBS, MLB asked the Braves to wear their white alts for Jackie Robinson Day so that they could auction off the Andruw jersey. I mean, if that’s not a clear sign that these things need to go I don’t know what is.

    If you’re going to have an alt jersey in Atlanta, the old 1974 digs are definitely what need to be used ;)

    In the Cards-Brewers game Preston Wilson is wearing a great Jackie look. High pants and low stirrups, it’s great. Plus those awesome cardinals sock stripes…I can’t find a pic yet though.

    [quote comment=”70729″][quote comment=”70714″]No offense at all! Just wasn’t sure the connection. No worries!

    Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

    link

    Wow, they did a really poor job on the Canadian flag.[/quote]

    I never noticed that before but that is truly a brutal rendition of the flag

    [quote comment=”70745″][quote comment=”70726″]Andruw Jones has the baclava thingie on and looks like`a friggin link.

    Yes, I have kids, why do you ask? :)[/quote]

    Baklava? I think you mean babushka. Baklava is a pastry, babushka is a head-scarf.

    BTW, I’m Japanese.[/quote]

    I bet link is what he was going for.

    All the Cubbies wearing 42 are rocking the high socks too. Looks nice.

    Yes, the Cy Young Trophy is quite nice, and so it the Borg Warner Trophy that goes to the Indy 500 winner (it’s very impressive to see in person…over 4 feet of bright silver and black goodness). Still, my vote goes to link. For my vote, you cant beat a trophy that has the old Maple Leaf Gardens on it.

    what a shame that at least half the players honoring #42 today have remained in full-blown pajama pants… cheers to those who honored the man AND the uniform style!!

    was/is weird to see the cards without names… and on that note I agree with “mark in shiga”… ditch ’em!!

    [quote comment=”70771″]what a shame that at least half the players honoring #42 today have remained in full-blown pajama pants… cheers to those who honored the man AND the uniform style!!

    was/is weird to see the cards without names… and on that note I agree with “mark in shiga”… ditch ’em!![/quote]
    Yeah, C.C. Sabathia was wearing his normal PJs, made worse by the high winds. Looked pretty damn shabby.

    [quote comment=”70771″]what a shame that at least half the players honoring #42 today have remained in full-blown pajama pants… cheers to those who honored the man AND the uniform style!![/quote]

    Usual pajama-wearer link is wearing the high socks today — all blue with little to no sani showing.

    I can’t do screen grabs but I trust there’ll be a photo available in the morning, especially seeing as Sosa drove in two runs in the first inning.

    OK, so I just tried to post a screen grab of Preston Wilson twice, but it’s not showing up… so I’m going to post this to see if it’s a problem with my post with the link in it, or if no posts are getting published at all…

    Which team has the best hats (name team and whether it’s home, road, or alternate)?

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    The Springfield Cardinals don’t have actual stirrups, is that a common thing or just a AA ball cost saving measure?

    Just for you guys who hate the “pajama pants”, they are a lot more comfortable, I traveled to japan in the summer to play baseball and had to wear stirrups and they didn’t stay on.

    [quote comment=”70781″]Which team has the best hats (name team and whether it’s home, road, or alternate)?[/quote]
    The Tigers home hat (I think. The one with the white D) is a classic, but I’m going to have to go with the Cards home one on this one.

    Yanks, Red Sox, Giants all have good ones as well. And I’ve always been pretty partial to the Mariners cap as well.

    Watching the Reds vs. Cubs which just wrapped up for a Redlegs victory Yes.
    The reds are still sporting last year’s black dominated dugout jackets, hopefully a redesign is in the works featruing Mr. Redlegs. That would be sweet.

    Also the reds are sporting four starters with uni numbers in the single digits.
    Alex Gonzalez #2
    Ken Griffey’s Kid #3
    Brandon Phillips #4
    Ryan Freel #6
    Seems like a old time baseball used the single digits first and alot of those numbers are probably retired. The reds have 3 retired single digit numbers #1,(Hutchinson) #5 (Bench),and #8(Morgan)
    It’s not quite the Japanese High School tournament for numbering but does it lead the majors for starters in the single digits this year?

    [quote comment=”70736″]Number-only jerseys look clean and traditional, and all teams with style should wear them (in home games at least). Names had their use in the age before TV graphics, but no longer. Ditch the names!
    [/quote]

    I dunno, I’m going to have to politely disagree here. For me, I find the look of a name on the back of a jersey to look quite respectable, giving credit to the players of the team. As long as the names of all the players stay the same on all jerseys (excusing cases of exceptionally long and short last names), I think it’ll still look sharp.

    Then again, I was a fan of the nick names on the back of the link jerseys.

    Is anybody else having problems posting? I’ve tried four or five times to post a screen grab of Preston Wilson, both from flickr and FreeShare… any ideas why it’s not showing up?

    [quote comment=”70781″]Which team has the best hats (name team and whether it’s home, road, or alternate)?[/quote]

    I was thinking about buying either the brewers alternate, the diamondbacks red one, the pirates normal, or the pirates alternate, and opinions?




    No doubt about it: the link is the coolest piece of hardware in sports. The thing is link. And link those link!

    Not a racing fan. Never even seen the Indy 500. But you gotta give credit where credit is due.

    [quote comment=”70713″]Looks like everyone is wearing 42 helmet stickers on the sides next to the brim on the flap-side. Haven’t seen a double-flapper yet so not sure if they get two.[/quote]

    I’m watching the D’Backs game, and Orlando Hudson, double flapper, has it only on one side.

    one. more. try.

    Shot of the Cardinals game on my TV screen:

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    (and the back of a nameless/42 jersey)

    woohoo! it finally posted!

    Seeing Wilson next to a guy with long pants makes me think that maybe Cardinals fans should steal the Ditch the Black idea and start a Show the Stripes campaign.

    [quote comment=”70704″]Looks like the Braves ditched the blood red Sunday monstrosities. Don’t know if this is a Jackie Robinson day thing or maybe they realized how ridiculous the red jersey looked (not to mention the stupid “tomahawk-through-the-A hat).

    I’m fairly sure this is the first Sunday home Braves game not to feature the red uni since they instituted it.[/quote]

    They wore the reds, along with the Sunday cap last Sunday against the Mets.

    I think all baseball awards are nice looking, now if they can do something with the AL Champs trophy.

    [quote comment=”70756″]I was checking the Diamondbacks online shop recently, and noticed that they’re selling both the old-model wool caps, as well as the new synthetic material caps.

    Has anybody noticed this from any other MLB team?

    (On a related note: as annoying as all-black alts can be, the D-backs black alternates are pretty slick looking.)[/quote]

    I love that they do that! It has this year’s logo, but its the old style, and they are cheaper and better. Nice

    i was watching espn and mike camroen came on and said he was going compltly old school. He said he was gunn have high baggy pans and stirrups. He also said if it wasnt to cold hes gunna go batting glove less as a tribute to jackie

    pick the best

    Brewer’s alternate hat

    Diamondback’s red hat

    Pirate’s home/road hat

    Pirate’s alternate hat (with red brim)

    Given the choice between the old and new 5950 caps, does anyone have any compelling reasons to go with the latter? I still have not had a chance to inspect the new ones in person.

    [quote comment=”70785″]Just for you guys who hate the “pajama pants”, they are a lot more comfortable, I traveled to japan in the summer to play baseball and had to wear stirrups and they didn’t stay on.[/quote]
    Played LOTS of baseball with stirrups. Never had that problem.

    [quote comment=”70788″]Watching the Reds vs. Cubs which just wrapped up for a Redlegs victory Yes.
    The reds are still sporting last year’s black dominated dugout jackets, hopefully a redesign is in the works featruing Mr. Redlegs. That would be sweet.[/quote]

    They slapped Mr. Redlegs on the lower left sleeve of the black Dugout jackets and called it a day.

    [quote comment=”70811″]pick the best

    Brewer’s alternate hat

    Diamondback’s red hat

    Pirate’s home/road hat

    Pirate’s alternate hat (with red brim)[/quote]

    Not exactly an All-Star line-up to pick from to say the very least. It is king of like someone asking you to pick out your favorite food in the world… as long as it is from McDonalds.

    Of those four The Brewers’ ‘ball in glove’ hate wins in a run away landslide.

    [quote comment=”70766″][quote comment=”70745″][quote comment=”70726″]Andruw Jones has the baclava thingie on and looks like`a friggin link.

    Yes, I have kids, why do you ask? :)[/quote]

    Baklava? I think you mean babushka. Baklava is a pastry, babushka is a head-scarf.

    BTW, I’m Japanese.[/quote]

    I bet link is what he was going for.

    All the Cubbies wearing 42 are rocking the high socks too. Looks nice.[/quote]

    Yeah. That :)

    A list of all the 42 wearers link, including umpires and coaches.

    One addition, since i’m watching the game: Arizona’s Eric Byrnes.

    Twins/D’Ray game: Carl Crawford up to bat. Dick Bremer mention that he will be changing hats and jerseys every inning (he’s wearing #42) for auctioning purposes. Bert Blyleven adds it’s because people pay more for a worn jersey, even if it’s only worn for one inning.

    He then goes on to say that when Pete Rose was chasing the all-time hits record, Pete was changing his jersey all the time for that reason.

    Toriiiii Hunter was wearing the socks high in honor of #42 (and the number). For those watching the teams with all 42s, were they nameless? If so, was it confusing at all?

    stuby, keep the all-black unis coming. I can’t get enough of them.

    Speaking of all black, seems like many women in today’s LPGA tourney were wearing black. Here is an example that we all can enjoy. Me, because it’s all black and Addidas used their symbol instead of the three stripes, you because it’s Natalie Gulbis.

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    There. Enjoy.

    P.S. This is for Burrill. I didn’t like the all-red Winged Wheel look when I first saw it, but I must admit they looked sharp (and won!) against the Calgary Flames, who also looked great.

    “The Jackie Robinson Day remembrance that was to take place on Sunday will be rescheduled for a later date in the 2007 season. That will include the wearing of Robinson’s uniform number 42 by several Red Sox players and coaches.. “

    [quote comment=”70824″]”The Jackie Robinson Day remembrance that was to take place on Sunday will be rescheduled for a later date in the 2007 season. That will include the wearing of Robinson’s uniform number 42 by several Red Sox players and coaches.. “[/quote]

    Well. Um. That kinda takes the point out of it, doesn’t it?

    Agreed, the trophy is nice…

    I have to say, out of all the “dark” Alt-Unis, the Twinkies have the best, & I love the classic “TC” logo on the cap…

    [quote comment=”70737″]Anyone know how the umpires choose between link and link shirts?[/quote]
    I’ve talked to a major league ump at my job and he said it’s the crew cheif’s call. Basically the blue is less hot…

    Looks as if players from other sports are celebrating the day too, especially Jerry Stackhouse wearing it on his link.

    some odd lettering from the New York Red Bulls
    link
    link

    sorry about the cruddy quality its a screen grab from a lo-res video

    also i thought i saw one of the atlanta braves wearing a windbreaker over his jersey during the game while baserunning
    couldnt find a pic can someone confirm or denyt his for me

    Mariano Rivera gets lit up by Marco Scutaro for a 3 run walk-off homer in the 9th. Jackie Robinson must be rolling over in his grave!

    most definitely the old school brew crew hat…i got one a couple of weeks ago off of the internet and its the old wool style! it’s a great looking hat…

    [quote comment=”70816″][quote comment=”70788″]Watching the Reds vs. Cubs which just wrapped up for a Redlegs victory Yes.
    The reds are still sporting last year’s black dominated dugout jackets, hopefully a redesign is in the works featruing Mr. Redlegs. That would be sweet.[/quote]

    They slapped Mr. Redlegs on the lower left sleeve of the black Dugout jackets and called it a day.[/quote]

    That’s so dissapointing, especially considering Mr. Castellini’s dedication to energize the franchise and ditching the black. The black dugout jackets don’t match.

    [quote comment=”70666″]I attended a Port St. Lucie Mets vs. Brevard County Manatees game last night at Tradition Field. (Mets Home) All the Port St. Lucie Mets were wearing high socks, although not stirrups. All coaches, players,bullpen catcher. I thought it was interesting and wondering if it is a team policy or a gesture to honor the Jackie Robinson weekend.

    Also one met I tried to get a cellphone camera pictur of had his pants tucked INTO his sock above the knee.

    Also three coaches I think for the Brevard County Manatees were wearing Milwaukee Brewers road Uniforms. The rest of the team including the manager had regular “Brevard” accross the chest road uniforms.

    I will look into both locally.[/quote]

    I work for the Norfolk Tides’ video staff. Currently, we’re affiliated w/Baltimore but in the past we were affiliated w/the Mets. I heard mentioned many times on the radio broadcasts that the Mets had a rule that all minor leaguers show at least 4″ of sock. It has been a rule for a couple years now…

    The moment I saw the players on the field for today’s West Michigan Whitecaps-South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A, Midwest League), I regretted not bringing my camera.

    All of the Whitecaps players wore their stirrups up to their knees and showed just a little white a la the Big Red Machine. It was an aesthetic treat.

    The hometown Silver Hawks spoiled the effect by wearing their black alternates, which feature yellow underarm stripes like last year’s MLB batting practice jerseys.

    An addition bonus: West Michigan left fielder Jeremy Laster wore No. 42 (instead of his usual No. 35, according to the roster). He paid tribute to Jackie by going 3 for 4 and driving in a run. As far as could tell, no Silver Hawks players wore 42, at least no one who played in the game.

    [quote comment=”70845″]Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

    link

    Sorry, posting mishap. Let’s pretend that I quoted the above, then said:

    What the heck are those?

    [quote comment=”70736″]Number-only jerseys look clean and traditional, and all teams with style should wear them (in home games at least). Names had their use in the age before TV graphics, but no longer. Ditch the names!

    And my amateur team played its first game today. On my way back from the field, I stopped in a little sports store that sells practice gear and produces uniforms for club teams. The guy had some unused pants selling for just Y1000 ($8.00) and the selection included one sky-blue pair and another black pair with a yellow stripe on the side. You know you’re a Uni Watch maniac when the first thing through your head is ‘I wonder if the guy will let me take a picture of those; they’d be perfect with the red Pirate vests!'[/quote]

    Baseball jerseys do look better without player names, so I agree, all the baseball teams should wear only numbers.

    [quote comment=”70831″]some odd lettering from the New York Red Bulls
    link
    link

    sorry about the cruddy quality its a screen grab from a lo-res video

    also i thought i saw one of the atlanta braves wearing a windbreaker over his jersey during the game while baserunning
    couldnt find a pic can someone confirm or denyt his for me
    [/quote]

    Pitchers do it all the time in cold weather games to stay warm.

    just noticing
    on ESPN all the “replica” jackie robinson jerseys have buttons not the zip front

    [quote comment=”70847″][quote comment=”70845″]Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

    link

    Sorry, posting mishap. Let’s pretend that I quoted the above, then said:

    What the heck are those?[/quote]
    All-Star Game jerseys from when they were in Detroit. They wear them for the Home Run Derby and other All-Star festivities. That year each Home Run Derby member represented a different country, thus the Canadian flag on Jason Bay’s jersey.

    Just curious- MLB has IMO done a great job presenting the JR tribute. Did they do something 10 years ago for the 50 year mark? (which seems to me to be a bigger milestone?)

    [quote comment=”70847″][quote comment=”70845″]Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

    link

    Sorry, posting mishap. Let’s pretend that I quoted the above, then said:

    What the heck are those?[/quote]

    Those are the batting practice unis from the All-Star Game 2 years ago. I have the Carlos Lee version. Mine does not have the Canadian flag on i, however.

    [quote comment=”70862″]Just curious- MLB has IMO done a great job presenting the JR tribute. Did they do something 10 years ago for the 50 year mark? (which seems to me to be a bigger milestone?)[/quote]

    Um, let’s see… retiring #42 throughout baseball?
    Special ceremony at Dodgers-Mets game with Bud, Mrs. Robinson and President Clinton?

    I’m glad others noticed Lowe with a “C” on his uniform. I thought I was crazy.

    Or maybe I am.

    Lowe would be a weird choice for Dodgers team captain. Nobody picks a starting pitcher to be team captain especially when he spends 80% of his time goofing off.

    And Lowe is a goofball anyway.

    In link pic, everyone wearing 42 has their pants above their knees, except Ken Griffey, Jr. You know, the first one to ask to wear 42. He should take it the entire way, like the others.

    Check out the Dodgers active roster on mlb.com.
    All players’ uniform numbers are listed as #42.
    Interesting that they would do that for just one day.

    [quote comment=”70867″]I’m glad others noticed Lowe with a “C” on his uniform. I thought I was crazy.

    Or maybe I am.

    Lowe would be a weird choice for Dodgers team captain. Nobody picks a starting pitcher to be team captain especially when he spends 80% of his time goofing off.

    And Lowe is a goofball anyway.[/quote]

    Maybe the “C” stands for Carolyn… As in Carolyn Hughes, the sports reporter with whom Lowe had an affair.

    [quote comment=”70870″]Check out the Dodgers active roster on mlb.com.
    All players’ uniform numbers are listed as #42.
    Interesting that they would do that for just one day.[/quote]
    Clever

    [quote comment=”70870″]Check out the Dodgers active roster on mlb.com.
    All players’ uniform numbers are listed as #42.
    Interesting that they would do that for just one day.[/quote]
    link

    [quote comment=”70866″][quote comment=”70862″]Just curious- MLB has IMO done a great job presenting the JR tribute. Did they do something 10 years ago for the 50 year mark? (which seems to me to be a bigger milestone?)[/quote]

    Um, let’s see… retiring #42 throughout baseball?
    Special ceremony at Dodgers-Mets game with Bud, Mrs. Robinson and President Clinton?[/quote]

    Ah, is that when they did that, OK. Wouldn’t it have been neat to have the Dodgers wear Brooklyn Dodgers unis? (tho theres not much difference- maybe the B on the hats.)

    I had never noticed link Cincinnati uniform until I was reviewing Frank Robinson’s career. The different home and road stirrups are pretty wild.

    [quote comment=”70878″]I had never noticed link Cincinnati uniform until I was reviewing Frank Robinson’s career. The different home and road stirrups are pretty wild.[/quote]
    Shit. Try link.

    [quote comment=”70876″]all the teams that wore 42 as a team (like the link) have their mlb.com rosters changed accordingly.[/quote]

    I like this. It’s a nice touch. TD, did you notice anyone wearing #42 having his name on the back of his jersey? I’m guessing…no.

    You’re the ex-pat Twins’ fan, right? Any chance of swinging through the cities for the TC Uni-Watch Party?

    [quote comment=”70880″][quote comment=”70878″]I had never noticed link Cincinnati uniform until I was reviewing Frank Robinson’s career. The different home and road stirrups are pretty wild.[/quote]
    Shit. Try link.[/quote]

    link

    link

    link

    [quote comment=”70725″]So what’s gonna happen to all the teams and players who were going to wear 42, but got rained out today (like the Astros and Pirates)?[/quote]
    Well, link explains what the Mets will be doing on Monday.

    Why can’t ESPN ever just televise a game, and not screw the people who actually care about the game over with interviews DURING the action? WHY?

    [quote comment=”70883″][quote comment=”70876″]all the teams that wore 42 as a team (like the link) have their mlb.com rosters changed accordingly.[/quote]

    I like this. It’s a nice touch. TD, did you notice anyone wearing #42 having his name on the back of his jersey? I’m guessing…no.

    You’re the ex-pat Twins’ fan, right? Any chance of swinging through the cities for the TC Uni-Watch Party?[/quote]

    Sort of an ex-pat, yeah Min, funny you mention that. I believe the gathering on the 11th, and I will in the cities that weekend – for an inlaw wedding on the 11th. So I’m probably hosed.

    I’m definitely keeping it in mind, and hoping to at least catch the Tigers/Twins sunday night game at the Dome. I moved to the Cities from DC for the 96 season (Puckett’s DL / retirement season and the year before the Invasion of the Rock Cats) and left for Denver in 2001.

    Paul has pointed out that the tape on the stick of the San Jose Sharks does not wrap all the way around the blade of the stick. Now, I’m not one to suggest that the Sharks are ahead of their time, but there is a new product out on the market called link that is, essentially, tape that goes on the blade, rather than around it. Here are the selling points:

    • better grip on the puck (it’s made of rubber)
    • less friction resistance and drag for freer, easier stickhandling
    • no more frozen snow and ice build-up – BladeTape repels water!
    • and it is lighter, faster and easier to apply than traditional hockey tape

    The website was down as I wrote this, thanks to Hockey Night in Canada’s piece on it, but the website can be found at link.

    I noticed that Brian Giles and Marcus Giles both have “Giles” on their nameplate for the padres.

    So I think we have a pretty unique situation with the Phillies and the 42 tribute today. Since the game got rained out, they never got to wear the jerseys obviously. So now what? They can’t just wear them tomorrow to make up for it. So what in the world will become of these never worn, unique jerseys? I’d love to know. Will they sell them to charity as “never-game-worn-but-would-have-been” jerseys? If so I want one.

    No doubt about it: the Borg Warner Trophy is the coolest piece of hardware in sports. The thing is huge. And check out those faces!

    Not a racing fan. Never even seen the Indy 500. But you gotta give credit where credit is due.

    I agree the Borg-Warner trophy is nice, but IMHO it doesn’t hold a candle to link. (Maybe I’m partial, because I’ve actually put my hands–and lips–on it when it passed through Denver some years back.)

    [quote comment=”70855″]just noticing
    on ESPN all the “replica” jackie robinson jerseys have buttons not the zip front[/quote]

    ESPN is using a later mid-50s replica. The zipper front jersey Jackie wore in 1947 didn’t have the red front number yet, and I think ESPN is trying to create / demonstrate a continuity between the Jackie replica shown and the Dodgers tribute on the field by using the later example.

    And, for fun (or something), Jackie Robinson has been named Chevrolet Player Of The Game. To paraphrase Frank Robinson from earlier in the telecast, “I don’t know who that 42 kid is out there, but he’s all over the place.”

    [quote comment=”70845″]Meanwhile…if ya think those red Pirates vests are bad, how about THIS gem:

    link

    They got the Canadian flag wrong there. Wrong dimensions (should be 2:1), ugly-assed maple leaf.

    Watching the Dodger-Padre game on ESPN, the Hank Aaron interview was touching. Joe Morgan is awesome. Whats up with Vic Scully’s hair! Juan Pierre’s Uni was amazing, so was Mike Cameron. I finally got to see the amazing socks of Jose Cruz Jr. Good thing he doesnt dress like his Dad did for Houston.

    Looking through various images, Delmon Young of the Rays is the only player I’ve seen so far wearing 42 as the link..

    [quote comment=”70733″]Funny Jackie Robinson Day gaffe…the blue jays telecast has Marcus Thames listed as playing left field up until the 5th inning when the clarrified that it was actually Craig Monroe. Both players were slated to wear 42 with no nametag and thoroughout his first 2 at bats Marcus Thames’ name and stats were being shown for Monroe.[/quote]

    I saw that too… and it looks like linkmlb.com recap never caught it. Twice near the end of the report it talks about “Thames” 2nd inning at bat.

    [quote comment=”70898″][quote comment=”70883″][quote comment=”70876″]all the teams that wore 42 as a team (like the link) have their mlb.com rosters changed accordingly.[/quote]

    I like this. It’s a nice touch. TD, did you notice anyone wearing #42 having his name on the back of his jersey? I’m guessing…no.

    You’re the ex-pat Twins’ fan, right? Any chance of swinging through the cities for the TC Uni-Watch Party?[/quote]

    Sort of an ex-pat, yeah Min, funny you mention that. I believe the gathering on the 11th, and I will in the cities that weekend – for an inlaw wedding on the 11th. So I’m probably hosed.

    I’m definitely keeping it in mind, and hoping to at least catch the Tigers/Twins sunday night game at the Dome. I moved to the Cities from DC for the 96 season (Puckett’s DL / retirement season and the year before the Invasion of the Rock Cats) and left for Denver in 2001.[/quote]

    TD! The gathering is Friday night (the 11th). If the wedding is on Saturday–no sweat. Just show up hungover. I mean, c’mon! It’s a Uni-Watch Party at link Uni-Watching, Polish-style. Your in-laws will understand, right?

    link of Derrek Lee, along with Cliff Floyd, Jacque Jones, Daryle Ward, two Cubs coaches, and Griffey wearing #42. The Cubs make it look good by wearing high pants along with the uniform.

    [quote comment=”70913″]Looking through various images, Delmon Young of the Rays is the only player I’ve seen so far wearing 42 as the link..[/quote]
    Error alert: the 42 in question is Carl Crawford. Delmon Young is 26.

    [quote comment=”70896″]Why can’t ESPN ever just televise a game, and not screw the people who actually care about the game over with interviews DURING the action? WHY?[/quote]

    C.N., don’t you know the game isn’t for the hardcore fan? It’s for someone surfing who might just stop and watch if, say, Jessica Biel is being interviewed.

    [quote comment=”70916″][quote comment=”70898″][quote comment=”70883″][quote comment=”70876″]all the teams that wore 42 as a team (like the link) have their mlb.com rosters changed accordingly.[/quote]

    I like this. It’s a nice touch. TD, did you notice anyone wearing #42 having his name on the back of his jersey? I’m guessing…no.

    You’re the ex-pat Twins’ fan, right? Any chance of swinging through the cities for the TC Uni-Watch Party?[/quote]

    Sort of an ex-pat, yeah Min, funny you mention that. I believe the gathering on the 11th, and I will in the cities that weekend – for an inlaw wedding on the 11th. So I’m probably hosed.

    I’m definitely keeping it in mind, and hoping to at least catch the Tigers/Twins sunday night game at the Dome. I moved to the Cities from DC for the 96 season (Puckett’s DL / retirement season and the year before the Invasion of the Rock Cats) and left for Denver in 2001.[/quote]

    TD! The gathering is Friday night (the 11th). If the wedding is on Saturday–no sweat. Just show up hungover. I mean, c’mon! It’s a Uni-Watch Party at link Uni-Watching, Polish-style. Your in-laws will understand, right?[/quote]

    Friday. Much better. We get in mid-afternoon, so if I can stash the kiddos I can probably swing by. Nye’s is right down the block from my old rehearsal space, yet somehow I’ve never been there.

    Teebz

    A friend of mine used some of that Blade Tape stuff, and said it worked great most of the time. But when we were playing outdoors, the stuff was like magnet for snow. For whatever reason, in the cold weather it turns to crap. I imagine it would be the same for some particularly cold arenas (I’ve played in a few where you’d rather be playing outside).

    i have read not one comment today so forgive me, but did anyone else think the Ducks-Wild matchup today was the worst combo of uniforms?

    [quote comment=”70919″][quote comment=”70913″]Looking through various images, Delmon Young of the Rays is the only player I’ve seen so far wearing 42 as the link..[/quote]
    Error alert: the 42 in question is Carl Crawford. Delmon Young is 26.[/quote]

    Thank you for showing I’m not crazy! I watched the game, and I knew it was Carl Crawford that wore 42. A couple people mentioned Delmon Young which was making me doubt my own memory.

    [quote comment=”70926″]i have read not one comment today so forgive me, but did anyone else think the Ducks-Wild matchup today was the worst combo of uniforms?[/quote]

    No. NO. I did not watch the game (good thing, too), but I see that the Wild! wore their Christmas unis. I don’t care what the Ducks were wearing–I love the Wild! alts.

    TD, that’s pretty cool. Thank your in-laws for having their wedding on the right date. What studio?

    [quote comment=”70755″]Speaking of awards…
    I think that the Indy 500 trophy is one of the coolest in pro sports. Each winner gets a mini bust of his face placed upon it with the lap times, etc.
    The fact that it’s in the art deco style makes it even better…[/quote]
    Le Coupe Stanley. The best [and most accessable] pro sports trophy. The stories associated with it are legend. Howver screwed up the NHL may be in certain [national cable tv contract] areas … they treat that Cup well.
    Let’s hope it makes a trip to Madison Round Garden soon.

    I was at the Dodgers game tonight…very nice tribute. Seemed much more well-put together than their opening day.

    My favorite uni-announcement was when the announcer said: “The following changes for the Dodgers: Now playing left field, number 42 Brady clark…and now pitching, number 42 Takashi Saito”

    I hope the ballboy that got hit in the face by the ball is OK.

    [quote comment=”70927″][quote comment=”70919″][quote comment=”70913″]Looking through various images, Delmon Young of the Rays is the only player I’ve seen so far wearing 42 as the link..[/quote]
    Error alert: the 42 in question is Carl Crawford. Delmon Young is 26.[/quote]

    Thank you for showing I’m not crazy! I watched the game, and I knew it was Carl Crawford that wore 42. A couple people mentioned Delmon Young which was making me doubt my own memory.[/quote]

    My bad, sorta. The CBS captioner broke style guide and named them right to left. I don’t know either one by number.

    [quote comment=”70930″][quote comment=”70926″]i have read not one comment today so forgive me, but did anyone else think the Ducks-Wild matchup today was the worst combo of uniforms?[/quote]

    No. NO. I did not watch the game (good thing, too), but I see that the Wild! wore their Christmas unis. I don’t care what the Ducks were wearing–I love the Wild! alts.

    TD, that’s pretty cool. Thank your in-laws for having their wedding on the right date. What studio?[/quote]

    We used to rehearse at a nasty warehouse place up Central by that Holiday station back in the first couple years I lived out there. Total pit of despair, that place.

    I’m mildly surprised that they don’t have a lefthanded version of the Cy Young trophy if a southpaw (such as Santana) wins it; still, I agree that it is a fine looking piece of hardware.

    [quote comment=”70917″]link of Derrek Lee, along with Cliff Floyd, Jacque Jones, Daryle Ward, two Cubs coaches, and Griffey wearing #42. The Cubs make it look good by wearing high pants along with the uniform.[/quote]
    Doesnt Griffey look like a homeless guy next to a bunch of well dressed players?

    [quote comment=”71028″][quote comment=”70917″]link of Derrek Lee, along with Cliff Floyd, Jacque Jones, Daryle Ward, two Cubs coaches, and Griffey wearing #42. The Cubs make it look good by wearing high pants along with the uniform.[/quote]
    Doesnt Griffey look like a homeless guy next to a bunch of well dressed players?[/quote]

    Yes. Yes, he does.

    [quote comment=”70796″]No doubt about it: the link is the coolest piece of hardware in sports. The thing is link. And link those link!

    Not a racing fan. Never even seen the Indy 500. But you gotta give credit where credit is due.[/quote]

    The best of the best!

    [quote comment=”70989″]I’m mildly surprised that they don’t have a lefthanded version of the Cy Young trophy if a southpaw (such as Santana) wins it; still, I agree that it is a fine looking piece of hardware.[/quote]

    Cy Young himself was right-handed — that’s why the trophy features a right hand, no matter who wins it.

    [quote comment=”70924″] Teebz

    A friend of mine used some of that Blade Tape stuff, and said it worked great most of the time. But when we were playing outdoors, the stuff was like magnet for snow. For whatever reason, in the cold weather it turns to crap. I imagine it would be the same for some particularly cold arenas (I’ve played in a few where you’d rather be playing outside).[/quote]

    Interesting… Willie Mitchell of the Canucks has been using it for the better part of the season, and claims it to be better than tape in all facets.

    I suppose we’d need another outdoor game to see the effects. :o)

    I was reviewing the posts from this weekend. I thought that someone might do something special for post #42.

    [quote comment=”70896″]Why can’t ESPN ever just televise a game, and not screw the people who actually care about the game over with interviews DURING the action? WHY?[/quote]
    Why? Because they took a few minutes to interview Rachael Robinson on a very special day to honor her husband. She was a fabulo guest who was polite, articulate and so very genuine. I am also a fan of the game who does not care for extra-curricular crap during a telicast, but I now have a fond appreciation for such a sweet lady.

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