Today in the Ticker: An already-iconic soccer photo has a Uni Watch angle, a CFL player’s gloves reference a novel, and more.
- Nationals C Tres Barrera apparently doesn’t wear a base layer or undershirt. “TV announcer Kevin Frandzen thinks Barrera would get more hits if he’d button one more button,” says Max Weintraub.
- Reader Johnny Garfield sent us a clip from a 1989 Brewers/Athletics NBC broadcast with brief commentary on two-in-one socks.
- The Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans are wearing jerseys with “Myrtle Beach” spelled in American Sign Language Aug. 12. (Thanks, Phil)
- Athletes Unlimited P Odicci Alexander changed her number and NOB in memory of former James Madison college teammate Lauren Bernett, a catcher who died by suicide earlier this year.
- A Penn State blog ranked the Big Ten road uniforms. (Thanks, Phil)
- BC Lions CB Loucheiz Purifoy has new gloves based on Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s novel It. (From Wade Heidt)
- Chicago HS football teams have a helmet shortage this summer. Several schools sent their helmets to the manufacturer (Schutt) for reconditioning but they’ve yet to be shipped back. (From Mike Chamernik)
- Cross-posted from the soccer section: Celtics SG Jaylen Brown visited FC Barcelona and got a shirt with his NOB and No. 7. (Thanks, Anthony)
- The PHF has been breaking down its teams’ stats from last season by jersey color. For example, if you wanted to know what the Toronto Six’s penalty kill percentage while wearing white was, they’ve got you covered.
- The NWSL’s Angel City retired No. 22 at their game on Saturday. It wasn’t for any particular player because it’s their first season, but instead it’s basically a marketing reference to the number of players in a game as well as the 2022 first season.
- Also in the NWSL, the North Carolina Courage wore pride warm-up shirts and rainbow numbers on Friday.
- Courage fullback Jaelene Daniels didn’t play because she’s refused to participate in pride promotions dating back at least to turning down a 2017 USWNT callup to avoid wearing their rainbow numbers. Because of how many LGBTQ players and fans are around the NWSL, Daniels gets a lot of often bitter criticism for not participating and so do the Courage for the way they’ve handled the situation, to the point that they publicly apologized for signing her last offseason but also kept her on the team.
- Rochester (Minn.) FC joined USL League Two and the USL W League and revealed a new crest.
- England: New third shirts for Arsenal and Leicester City.
- England: Multiple clubs with Women’s Super League teams, including Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City, are scheduling WSL games at their men’s teams’ stadiums next season, primarily those against rivals.
- England: There’s a Uni Watch angle to the already-iconic celebration from England striker Chloe Kelly after she scored the Euro 2022-winning goal yesterday. While Kelly was waving her shirt around above her head, an Agence France-Presse photographer managed to catch her NOB entirely visible for a brief moment.
- Germany: New third shirt for Hertha BSC. (From Ed Żelaski)
- Germany: St. Pauli have a new shirt for men’s cup games.
- Germany: New second shirt for Würzburger Kickers.
- Scotland: New third shirt for Hibernian.
- Spain: Celtics SG Jaylen Brown visited FC Barcelona and got a shirt with his NOB and No. 7. (Thanks, Anthony)
- The kits for Malawi’s netball team were delayed in arriving at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Since one of their players, Joyce Mvula, played for the UK Netball Superleague’s Manchester Thunder until the end of last season, she got a former teammate and one of the Thunder’s directors who happen to work for an equipment supplier to help secure temporary black and red kits.