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Well, That Didn't Take Long

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Yanks just issued the following press release:

To commemorate the lives and recognize the passings of former Principal Owner / Chairperson George M. Steinbrenner III and longtime Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, the Yankees will don uniform patches for the remainder of the season, beginning with Friday’s game vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium.

The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.

The Sheppard commemorative patch will be worn on the left sleeve of the Yankees’ home and road jerseys.

At tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif., Manager Joe Girardi, Yankees players and Yankees coaches will wear black armbands on their left sleeves in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner’s passing.

That is all.

136 comments to Well, That Didn’t Take Long

  • JasonAxel | July 13, 2010 at 8:05 pm |

    I’d like to think they will be small and classy, but knowing the Yanks, they will be huge and gaudy.

  • Rob Ullman | July 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm |

    They shoulda spent a little more time on the one for Big Stein. It’s bad.

    • Jeff | July 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm |


      • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm |

        Double-agreed. Is this the first time a memorial patch has featured the deceased’s name and initials?

        • Tim S | July 14, 2010 at 1:49 am |

          And nickname too Paul. It’s just not good.

        • EMD | July 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |

          I would’ve preferred just THE BOSS as the patch, but maybe they didn’t think that was respectful enough?

    • doug | July 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm |

      The patch for Sheppard is nicer than the Boss’s. That is one hot typographic mess. Yell at them from your office in the sky, George.

  • ab | July 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm |

    Well, I’m a bit surprised. A bit more than what I’d expect the Yankees to do, considering their memorials are usually quite understated. The Sheppard one’s a bit busy for a memorial patch… maybe the microphone + the frieze would have sufficed.

    First Yankee memorial patch on the front, tho, right?

    • RS Rogers | July 14, 2010 at 7:19 am |

      Agreed. This is how you do a memorial patch with a microphone:

      Mic plus the frieze would have been perfect – no name even needed. One of those “everyone would know” kind of deals. All that text is just bad – on both patches – and the beveled bases are hideous. Busy, busy, busy, when simple and dignified are called for.

      Hate to say it, but neither of these patches would have been approved if George were still running the team.

  • DJ | July 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    steinbrenner’s looks like those OBX stickers

  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    When they introduced Jimenez, he came out of the dugout wearing his fielding glove. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen before.

    • Joe A | July 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm |

      It’s possible he was warming up and didn’t realize where they were in the introductions, and just kind of ran out there without putting it down somewhere. I thought it was weird he wasn’t in the Bullpen.

      • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm |

        When they introduced him, they said, “In the dugout…” Maybe they didn’t think he’d come out..? In any event, it was funny seeing him walk down the length of the nine starters, shaking hands with them, etc., all while wearing his glove.

  • Sam D. | July 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm |

    The Steinbrenner one looks awful.

  • kyle | July 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm |

    the “all stars among us” jerseys look funny with names but no numbers on the back. couldnt they have asked them if they had a preference, or just realized it was a bad look to have a name only?

  • Sam D. | July 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm |

    Anybody else notice how all the “All-Stars Among Us” were all white?

    • Sam D. | July 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm |

      Except for one black guy.

      • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm |

        Wayne Hagin checking in?

  • Morris | July 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm |

    I find the quotation-marks surrounding The Boss to be gratuitous.

    • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm |

      I hadn’t thought about that, but that’s a really good point. Imagine it without the quote marks — much, much better.

  • Dan | July 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    Also significant that they’re putting the Steinbrenner patch above the NY. But I wonder if they considered putting it OVER the NY.

  • =bg= | July 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm |

    Stein one is awful. A simple BOSS would’ve worked. This looks like a bumper sticker you buy at a store in Tahoe.

  • JasonAxel | July 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm |

    Hanley Ramirez got introduced and was high cuffed, and now leading off the game is back to normal.


  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm |

    Hanley is also wearing an S100 helmet — or maybe the new modified S100.

    • Tim F. | July 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm |

      Looks like MLB is making everyone wear them.

    • brian | July 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

      hanley ramirez was also wearing a red t-shirt under a marlins jersey – terrible!!!

      • mtjaws | July 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

        That was the lame allstar undershirts that everyone probably received. Black would’ve blended in nicely.

  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm |

    OK, they’re ALL wearing S100s. This is like 2005, when they used the All-Star Game to introduce the Cool-Flow helmet. Then, as now, there was no warning or fanfare that this was coming.

    • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm |

      Ah, and now Joe Buck mentions the helmet during Pujols’s at-bat.

    • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm |

      Ichiro was NOT wearing it during his at bat.

      • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm |

        And neither is Jeter.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm |

    the helmets look like shit

    on another note…extremely quick and very dirty:

    will the new yankee jerseys look like this?

    • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm |

      God, I hope not.

      That is just tacky and really takes away from the beautiful simplicity that is the pinstripes.

      • andrew | July 14, 2010 at 8:06 am |

        as a sox fan, I love it.
        as a fan of baseball not looking awful, I hate it.

    • Morris Levin | July 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm |

      Now that George is gone, I heard they will look this,

      • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm |


  • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm |

    It seems to look more like an older helmet than the Great Gazoo model that was the first incarnation.

    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |

      Buck mentioned it’s a smaller version of the previous design.

      Guess that makes it the “MiniGazoo”.


  • Al | July 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm |

    Came to comment on the helmets … Yins stole my thunder. Jeter is wearing a normal one. As for the yanks, too much. Would think each on thier own would have gotten the black band (GS maybe with his initials above the band).

  • Tim F. | July 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm |

    I dig the ‘rups, Jimenez, but it looks like you’re wearing my running shoes.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm |

    “there will be two more monuments added to monument park next year” — tim mccarver


    two more plaques, for sure


    • Chris Doran | July 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm |

      Pretty sure Sheppard already has a plaque there now.

      • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm |

        He got it in 2000 I think.

        • CWac19 | July 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

          Steinbrenner could end up with a monument. Sheppard does have a plaque, and it was put up in 2000.

        • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

          lets see…

          huggins, gehrig, ruth, mantle, dimaggio…steinbrenner?

          yeah, um…no

        • ab | July 14, 2010 at 1:31 am |

          I could see the Yankees giving Steinbrenner a plaque like the one Jacob Ruppert (former owner) and Ed Barrow (former GM) have.

          I think at the old stadium they were wall-mounted, but Ruppert’s at least is on a free-standing base at the new stadium.

  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm |

    Jeter NOT wearing the S100. This is consistent with the Yankees not going in for such shenanigans. I believe they stuck with their usual helmets at the ASG in which the Cool-Flow was introduced, too.

    • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm |

      I thought it was interesting that all the NL hitters (so far) are wearing the new S100, but none of the AL hitters (so far) have done so.

    • Doug in GA | July 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm |


      Do you know if the minors have mandated the S100 yet? If so, will they make the guys called up continue to wear it when they get to the big leagues and grandfather it in that way?

      • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm |

        It’s been mandated in the minors this season (and it’s double-flapped down there, natch), but it’s optional when you make the bigs.

  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm |

    Wright in ORANGE cleats — ugh.

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm |

      guess they nixed the ASG alternate and just went with the cleats instead

      • Morris Levin | July 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm |

        Given the choice between all-orange and black-trim, I do believe I would select the former.

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm |

      Crap, didn’t see this comment, so I posted below that apparently the Orioles experimented with orange cleats in camp in ’71…but I’ve never seen any photos.


    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

      Yeah, but imagine the possibilities if we COMBINE the two…


  • CWac19 | July 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    How many times do you supposed Jimenez has actually worn that gray jersey this year, as opposed to the ridiculous black vest? Sure there’s someone tracking that…

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm |

      at least once…but mostly it’s the black vest

  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm |

    Shocker — Cano wearing the S100!

    • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm |

      Cripes. The body’s not even cold yet.

  • patsox | July 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm |

    cano’s wearing it

  • Terry D. | July 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    So far, the only ALers that I see wearing the S100 Mach II (that’s what I call it) are Mauer and Cano.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm |

    AL portrait

    NL portrait

    not a single softball top

    maybe the one time all season i’d say “g’head, wear the damn thing”

    i kinda miss the colorful displays of the past

    • CWac19 | July 13, 2010 at 9:27 pm |

      Gotta love seeing multiple uni combos on different A’s in the same portrait.

    • Komet17 | July 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm |

      George Brett (peeking over the back row) looks like someone who has sneaked into the picture.

    • scott | July 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm |

      I’m glad the ASG is white against gray… I think Ken Caminiti in the 1997 game is the last player to wear a softball top, and that was by mistake.

  • Michael Romero | July 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm |

    i wish the yanks had just stuck with the usual black armband they do. simple, understated, and classy. these look way too quickly put together. or maybe the armband and the word boss in the yankees font on the left sleeve and the bob shepard patch on the right side.

  • CWac19 | July 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm |

    In a total non sequitur, do you suppose that the forced mingling between the players and the “real life all-stars” was as awkward in reality as it appeared on TV?

    • mtjaws | July 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

      I thought it was a nice gesture. The “allstars among us” probably wanted to meet the players, and this was their chance. I think each person got the meet the player from their team, and I know I saw Joe Mauer talking to the Minnesota representative for the entire time. I don’t have any problems with that few minutes.

  • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    how bout ichiro’s cleats

    has he worn those before? i swear i’ve seen those (or something very similar)

  • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    The patch designs, I’m sure someone will say, are very much like the Yankees, excessive and not particularly classy, meaning lacking a sense of what’s “too much”.

    Sort of like the guy who thinks the way to make any joke funnier is to tell it really, really loud, and then laugh harder than anyone.


  • kyle | July 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm |

    looks like Wright is wearing an old S100. The padding on the ear flap looks much thicker than what everyone else has. He was one of the guys that actually wore the helmets for a while last year wasn’t he?

    • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

      I disagree. Both the old S100 and the ones being worn in this game have black ear padding (regular helmets have off-white). I’m fairly certain Wright is wearing the new version, esp. since he disliked the old version when he tried it last year.

  • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm |

    Well, Wright’s cleats certainly are the first orange ones I’ve seen in MLB.

    Reportedly, the Orioles gave orange cleats (most likely adidas) a try in Spring Training of ’71, or so SI said at the time, but I’ve never seen any photos.


    • =bg= | July 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm |

      Hmmm, don’t think Adidas was doing colored cleats yet, were they?

    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

      Absolutely. Both the Phillies and White Sox were entirely outfitted in red adidas in ’71.


      • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
        • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

          Yup, and in the article that accompanied it, it said, “The Orioles experimented with orange cleats…”


        • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm |

          Okay, so my quote was a paraphrase.

          See paragraph beginning “Could that be?”


        • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:12 pm |

          Here’s the specific line…
          “The Orioles wore traditional black shoes with renewed appreciation after trying orange shoes and hating them.”

          SI, April 19, 1971 “Curtain Up on a Mod New Act”
          “The Thoroughly Modern Phillies, the red-hosed White Sox, orange Astros and lower-cased Angels were just some of the changes as baseball splashed into 1971 on a wave of color and innovation.”


        • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

          Story and photos begin on thumbnail pages 36-37…


  • Mike D | July 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm |

    I think Bob Sheppard’s patch looks fine, but George Steinbrenner’s looks kind of rushed. I wonder if the Yankees will continue to use the arm band as well? Either way, R.I.P. Bob and George.

    Also, I wonder if MLB has ever thought of having each team wear the logo of their respective leagues in place of the MLB logo on the back. I think it would look good and differentiate the leagues more.

    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm |

      Seems to me just “BOSS” and a microphone would have had more class. Plus, would have said, “You know who these are for, we shouldn’t have to explain every detail.”


      • jesse | July 14, 2010 at 4:52 am |

        very well said.

  • Alex | July 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm |

    Atleast McCann is wearing the old helmet!

  • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    So what the hell was that little “Guess whose house Cliff Lee rented in Seattle” exchange between McCarver and Girardi all about?

    Other than the fact that both Girardi and Jamie Moyer came up with the Cubs, is there any connection between the two? I don’t think they’ve ever been teammates at any level.

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm |

      maybe wayne hagin should be doing the PBP

      edit: er…make that the color

    • oilfan | July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

      I’m so glad I’m watching the international feed on the Canadian broadcast – Thorne and Sutcliffe aren’t nearly as annoying as Buck and McCarver

      • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |

        “I’m so glad I’m watching the international feed on the Canadian broadcast — Thorne and Sutcliffe nails on a chalkboard and vuvuzelas aren’t nearly as annoying as Buck and McCarver”


  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |

    If Joe Buck says a pitcher “pours in” a pitch one more time, I’m gonna pour a fucking sledgehammer on his skull….

    • =bg= | July 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

      It could be worse, it could be your Mets guy on there.

      Nice orange cleats of Wright- reminds me of when Concepcion and Morgan would wear white in the ASG, since they were all-black no trim during the season.

    • Kevin Z. | July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

      Gotta switch to the radio. So much more bearable.

  • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm |

    So Cano switched back to the regular helmet for his second at-bat, eh?

    • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

      And before some smartass jumps in and corrects me, I’ll do it myself. He went to the regular helmet for his second PLATE APPEARANCE.

      • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

        Damn straight. Good thing you could such an inane mis-speak yourself.

  • SteveSmith | July 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm |

    Are there restrictions on cleats in the MLB?

    • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm |

      Not in the ASG.

  • Chris from Carver | July 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm |

    Does anyone else think that the brims on the S100s look smaller than usual?

    • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm |

      They’re downright Robinsonian.

    • JTH | July 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm |

      Looks like the spam filter didn’t like that pic I tried to post. Maybe this one instead?

      • Chris from Carver | July 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm |

        That’s what I first thought of when I saw them.

  • Mike Engle | July 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm |

    Cliff Lee was wearing a red undershirt, not blue like the Rangers “should.”

    • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm |

      Yeah, that bugged me too.

      Even weirder: Hanley Ramirez also wore a red undershirt.

  • Chris | July 13, 2010 at 11:26 pm |

    They should have gone with a simple mike for Sheppard and Bill Gallo’s “Steingrabber” helmet for the Boss. I think the assertion that the Yankees don’t normally have a sense of class about their uniforms and the patches they put on them is ridiculous, but what they came up with here is not good, particularly if the GMS patch is sized at all competitively with the “interlocking NY.”

    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm |

      If you’re referring to my earlier post, I was saying these patch designs sort of represent the image a lot of people have of the Yankees in general, not specifically their uni or patch choices.


  • Paul Lukas | July 13, 2010 at 11:27 pm |

    Brian Wilson: Our second set of orange cleats of the night. Screen shot please!!

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

      who exactly told these guys that would be a good look?

    • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm |

      And Wilsons’, we can see, are hightops, too.

      Maybe he’ll be breakdancing later.


    • James P. | July 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

      Ugh! They are Nike too! Thanks for the close-up, FOX…

  • Ricko | July 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm |


    Joe Buck, who was so horrified by Randy Moss’ pantomime mooning of Green Bay fans, just had to say “Dinner With Schmucks” on national TV.

    His disgust and sanctimony at such a movie title, though, were almost palpable.


    • James P. | July 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm |

      that was just awesome…

    • LI Phil | July 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm |

      i wonder if either buck or mccarver even know the literal translation of “schmuck” or from whence it is derived

      • Ricko | July 14, 2010 at 12:09 am |

        I imagine Joe just assumes it’s a “bad word.”
        Because it rhymes with, y’know, “duck”.

        Yet, his HBO show was a “blue fest” of the highest order.
        Go figure.

        Probably has to do with how much money’s on the table.


    • Chris from Carver | July 13, 2010 at 11:48 pm |

      Can someone tell me what directly preceded that?

      • Ricko | July 14, 2010 at 12:11 am |

        Was right before a break. When he said the coverage was brought to you by “Dinner With Schmucks”.

        (I’m assuming you’re looking for it on Tivo or something, and that you know it’s a movie title).


  • stan | July 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    Do the guys helmets look weird tonight?

  • StLMarty | July 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
    • JTH | July 14, 2010 at 12:42 am |

      And in the spirit of celebration, may I add this for good measure?

  • James P. | July 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm |

    ok, those S100 helmets looks bad. McCann’s “A” looks painted on…and it is ust too clean…

  • Benny K | July 14, 2010 at 12:39 am |

    So this is a random ticker question maybe… The cover for NCAA Football 11 for Xbox 360 has Tebow in the New Nike Jerseys made last year. But I thought they wore the white helmets with the two tone “F” on it with those jerseys? Did they ever actually wear the combo Tebow has on? The New Nike Jersey with the Orange helmet?

    • John L. | July 14, 2010 at 3:05 am |

      My question is why a guy who is no longer in college on the cover of an NCAA-licensed game?

      • Doug in GA | July 14, 2010 at 8:08 am |

        EA Sports can’t use players still playing college football. It’s an NCAA violation.

      • andrew | July 14, 2010 at 8:16 am |

        because if he was in college they couldn’t use his likeness without compensating him; BUT if they compensated him that would be improper benefits and college athletics would be corrupted.
        or something like that…

    • mtjaws | July 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

      great spot. They didn’t wear the pro-combat uni with that regular orange helmet. It was white with a big blue F on the side.

      Additionally, the PS3 cover shows the SEC 75th anniversary patch, but that was worn back in the 2007 season. I hate the all-white uniform, so wish they had chosen a better picture.

  • John Saiz | July 14, 2010 at 12:48 am |

    The Dodgers helmets looked weird with the decals on the S100’s, usually, the L.A. logo on their helmet has an “A” with a wider angle than the L.A. logo on the hats.

  • Hoker | July 14, 2010 at 1:34 am |

    Prado (red bill), McCann (blue bill) mismatched braves helmets. What did Infante have (did he get in?)? I saw Prado with the red bill and it made me sad. Those red bills belong with BOTH home and away unis. They just fit right to me.

  • Mike Engle | July 14, 2010 at 1:36 am |

    So is tomorrow or Friday’s entry going to be the ASG redux?

  • John Saiz | July 14, 2010 at 3:19 am |

    Here’s what I’m talking about with the difference in helmet logos with the Dodgers wearing the S100’s:

    Andre Ethier with regular helmet logo:

    Andre Ethier with ASG S100 logo:

    The S100’s logo during the ASG was definitely based on the hat (and print) logo and not the thinner batting helmet logo.

  • kyle | July 14, 2010 at 3:30 am |

    after the ncaa football 11 cover was brought up I looked for it and got what was mentioned, but while looking I came across something I’ve been meaning to ask but haven’t because I’d forgotten or just thought it didn’t fit, with it not being football season and all, but now’s as good a time as any I guess.
    It has to do with the chin strap covers a lot of guys wear now a days, and something I’ve noticed Texas does. It might have been answered here before but I’m not sure, and wasn’t able to find anything about it by searching the archives. Anyway, does anybody know why a lot of the Texas players wear the covers inside out? I’ve never understood this, and you can clearly see in the photo linked to that Colt McCoy has it inside out in one pic (home uni) and outside out another time (away, background pic). Any reason for this that anyone knows about?
    Also, another burning question, what’s with the screw in large plastic clips a lot of guys are now wearing, including McCoy? I’ve noticed it in college, but not so much in the NFL. Any answers/insight is much appreciated.

  • Brad | July 14, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    How soon before we see lousy fake versions of the Yankees memorial patches on eBay? It wasn’t long last year for the two Angels memorial patches.

  • Geenf | July 14, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    Helvetica for the Steinbrenner patch?


  • EddieAtari | July 14, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    Now, I’m not suggesting that The Boss be buried in Monument Park, but I’m wondering if there are any MLB rules against that…

  • The National | July 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    The Sheppard Patch is ok….
    The Boss I’m not feeling it at all and a patch on the front of a Jersey….That’s like changing uniforms every other season like the cross town Mets….

    Using Both Sleeves would have been a better look….
    They need to keep the arm band…
    The Armband with The Boss in it would have been a difft look.