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Uni Watch News Ticker for April 27, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got a leak of the new primary kit for one of Europe’s best-looking clubs, news about the Titans’ new stadium, and more!



  • As you may know, the Orioles install little markers on Eutaw Street for home runs that land out there. Here’s a shot of an employee marking the spot for an upcoming marker.
  • Here’s a really fun Newsweek cover from the Astrodome’s opening week. It’s pretty amazing that the Astrodome went from the “Eighth wonder of the world” to abandoned in under 50 years.
  • Blue Jays OF Kevin Kiermaier gave a young fan his batting gloves during a game on Wednesday.


  • Here’s our first look at the Lexington Counter Clocks’ jersey. Somewhat odd presentation — you’d think that the backwards C logo would look better as a Yankees-style left-chest logo. (From @MiLBPromos)
  • Virginia wore flag-desecration caps for last night’s game. (Thanks, Jamie)
  • Lewis University will retire Ed Spiezio’s No. 7 Saturday. (From Ed Hartig)


  • The Nashville City Council has approved $760 million in public funding for a new Titans stadium, the last piece of funding needed for the project to move forward.
  • Check out these very cool “realistic” team logos that will apparently be featured in tonight’s draft broadcast.


  • The Golden Knights have a tattoo artist giving out free tattoos of Knights logos outside of the arena before playoff games. (From Mike Chamernik)



  • Scotland: Celtic, consistently one of the best-looking teams in Europe, have had their new home shirts leaked, and they’re utterly gorgeous. The sublimated logos are meant to evoke the famously logo-less kits club wore until the 1970s, as 2024 marks the 120th anniversary of Celtic adopting hooped shirts. Unfortunately, due to the leak not showing the full shirt, we don’t know if there will be an advertiser’s logo on the front, though in the past they have made their advertisers’ logos less obvious to honor their history.
  • Italy: Inter Milan’s home and away kits have both leaked, sans ad.
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  • Field hockey is another sport that’s trying to come up with more inclusive uniforms for women by allowing shorts instead of skorts. England Hockey has allowed shorts since last year but because the sport’s governing body, the FIH, requires all players to look uniform, individual players can’t yet make that decision outside of the English domestic game. (Thanks, Jamie)
Comments (27)

    What is the consensus of all that public money going to a new Titans stadium with the possibility of the MLB expansion coming to Nashville? Is there going to be enough money to go around for a playing facility for the MLB franchise?

    I think you mean “consequence” instead of “consensus”.

    Apparently, the Stars are looking to go the privately funded route, so the Titans’ deal should not impact it.


    On the heels of the A’s move to Vegas, I feel MLB should explore additional relocations into new markets over expansion.
    Honest-to-goodness big league talent worth watching in person is a rarer commodity than finding stadium dollars…not that MLB cares all that much about quality.
    They really should re-examine contraction, but that’s off the table.

    This! The only reason they would expand is for money, so they will go that route.

    The Titans absolutely ripped off the city and everyone who voted for it should be held accountable. It’s unpopular with the majority of votes and will not bring back nearly anything it takes to build.

    If you like this site and like real talk on stadium deals, I can’t recommend the Field of Schemes blog enough. The authors really understand the art of the stadium sell and the true economics behind new stadiums.

    I was also very surprised the Counter Clocks C was not an upper chest logo. With that blue/red color scheme, you could have played off the Cubs uniforms or something. They really wanted to be different with this one

    I, for one, understand the reason behind flipping the C backwards (it’s a reverse C, and therefore a “counter C”). But most people write a standard C in a counterclockwise stroke, and would write a backwards C in a clockwise stroke. I think it would be better if the C were facing forward, and the text progressed in a counterclockwise fashion, and the bottom of the C terminated in an arrow shaped taper.

    Looks like the artist on that 1965 Newsweek cover predicted the heavily orange look the Astros wouldn’t wear for six more years!

    But then, he has the catcher in orange sleeves as well. Very odd.

    How is it “flag desecration” when a school team chooses to honor our country? The UVA hats were tastefully done. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it wrong.

    “Flag-desecration” is Uni Watch’s standard term for stars/stripes-themed uniform designs, because we think turning the flag into a sports costume cheapens the values that the flag stands for and turns a proud symbol into pandering lifestyle apparel.

    If you feel differently, that’s fine, but we’ll continue to express our point of view. Cheers.

    I don’t think putting a flag (or decal of one) on a hat or uniform is flag desecration.

    Flag desecration is the desecration of a flag, violation of flag protocol, or various acts that intentionally destroy, damage, or mutilate a flag in public.

    Futhermore per18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties:
    a) (1)Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
    (2)This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.
    (b )As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.
    (c)Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
    (d) (1)An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).
    (2)The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.
    (Added Pub. L. 90–381, § 1, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 291; amended Pub. L. 101–131, §§ 2, 3, Oct. 28, 1989, 103

    “Pandering” can be taken a few ways; I do hope you don’t mean #2:
    1) the act of catering to or profiting from the weaknesses, vices, or unreasonable desires of others:
    Pandering and fear-mongering are the main ingredients of his appeal to anxious voters.
    2) the act or practice of furnishing clients for a prostitute or supplying persons for illicit sex acts:
    Human trafficking violates many other laws as well, including those against kidnapping, slavery, false imprisonment, and pandering.
    3) adjective
    catering to or profiting from the weaknesses, vices, or unreasonable desires of others:
    He’s the epitome of the pandering politician, ready to say yes to everyone.

    Honestly, the flag thing is an old, tired debate that we played out here on the site more than a decade ago. Let’s please not relitigate it today. Like I said in my initial response, Uni Watch’s position is longstanding and well-established; if others feel differently, that’s fine — we can agree to disagree. Let’s please move on. Thanks.

    It’s pandering because it is conflating one’s love for country with the support of a sports organization when one has nothing to do with the other. Liking a baseball team doesn’t make one more patriotic.

    Domes are anathema to what makes football, football. At least the folks in Buffalo understand this. -C.

    I like at least some of the “realistic” NFL logos. However, I don’t really see why they would use them over the team’s official logo.

    I was low-key disappointed that the Browns “realistic” logo wasn’t their helmet.

    Also, the badges on Celtic’s kit won’t be sublimated. They’re still stitched on, but in white to render them “invisible”.

    The blue field on the flag should always be forward as to be closest to the heart. Please stop saying those Virginia hats are a desecration. They are not. They would have been had they been point toward the back.

    As a kid, and still to this day I get this beautiful feeling seeing the Celtic long sleeve jersey. It is perfection in the professional soccer world (especially when Nakamura would define free kick physics in it) . Cool move by the club with the logo.

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