Today in the Ticker: Some items from the start of the Premier League season, a national park-based promotion, and more.
- “Back in April of 2020, I shared a Ticker item about how there’s a spot in the parking lot of the Denver Broncos’ stadium commemorating where home plate was at old Mile High Stadium, where several minor league teams and the Colorado Rockies played from 1948 to 1994,” says Kary Klismet. “Last year, I discovered that the home plate memorial had been repainted, but was pointing in the wrong direction. The home plate has now been repainted once again (somewhat hastily, by appearances) to return it to facing the correct direction.”
- The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zac Gallen is a big fan of the team’s throwback uniforms. (From Mike Chamernik)
- The Korea Baseball Organization’s Kia Tigers are holding a uni-based promotion for Mudeungsan National Park, in Gwangju where the team is based, this week. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- On Saturday, Ravens mascot Poe was wrapped in bubble wrap, roughly a year after it (or its portrayer) tore its ACL during a halftime show. (From Andrew Cosentino)
- The Broncos’ retired numbers have a new appearance. (From Kary Klismet)
- This week’s crop of uniform rankings includes ones on the NFL’s helmets as well as the new alternate helmets. (Thanks, Phil)
- There’s also a ranking of Big Ten helmets including the conference’s new additions. It’s from an Ohio State blog and they’re ranked second behind Michigan. Go figure that one out… (Thanks, Phil)
- It’s the 100th anniversary of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium and one writer thinks they should wear blue for one game this season, which they wore in the first game in the stadium because of a color clash with Oklahoma. (From Phil and Kary Klismet)
- The Argonauts debuted dark blue pants yesterday. (From Moe Khan and Wade Heidt)
- Robert Morris’s men’s team revealed new uniforms. (From Phil and Kary Klismet)
- The Union Hockey League, an American men’s senior A league that just renamed itself from the North Eastern Hockey League, has eight new team names and logos. It seems to consider itself separate from its predecessor. (From John Cerone)
- Mercury PG Diana Taurasi threw the first pitch at Saturday’s Diamondbacks game wearing a No. 10,000 jersey after she became the WNBA’s first player to reach 10,000 points. (Thanks, Phil)
- Dominica: Reader Aaron Allerman was watching a game from the men’s Dominican Premier League on FIFA+, FIFA’s streaming service that shows live games from primarily obscurer countries’ leagues, both men’s and women’s. The match was between Pont Michel and Middleham United, but if you find yourself watching obscure soccer you might know that you often can’t exactly see anything well. “I did look up the two kits in a vacuum and they both look really nice and wanted to pass them along,” Aaron says of both Pont Michel and Middleham United’s kits.
- England: The blog Museum of Jerseys is planning to host pages on all of this season’s kits for the top four men’s tiers. The previous site that did that, Historical Football Kits, will stop adding new designs going forward and only focus on historical updates.
- England: Premier League officials have new shirts.
- England: New second shirt for Tottenham Hotspur of both top tiers.
- England: Nottingham Forest and Chelsea both started the Premier League season without an ad for their men’s team, Forest for the second year in a row, though I assure you they’re both seeking one. (From Timmy Steffes)
- England: Crystal Palace striker Odsonne Edouard’s number fell off spectacularly on Saturday. (From Mike Burnett)
- Germany: Bayern Munich revealed a white third shirt to be worn in both the men’s and women’s UEFA Champions Leagues as well as on Saturday in the men’s DFL-Supercup. (Thanks, Phil)
- Germany: New third shirt for Hertha BSC of the men’s 2. Bundesliga. (From Ed Żelaski)
- Scotland: The owner of a Substack on the Scottish Women’s Premier League had AI design a shirt for every SWPL club. The results are, predictably, a little bizarre.
- Scotland: The SWPL has its own number font for the first time.
- Next year, NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson is making the first attempt to complete both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 since 2014. His car designs for both races were revealed yesterday.
- The Boston Globe had a piece on Saturday on Oxford Pennant, the company that made the Uni Watch pennant among other ways it’s featured on the site. (From John Fitzgerald)
- “Here’s an article explaining the meaning of, and changes to, the colors of Starfleet uniforms over the course of the Star Trek movie and television franchise,” says Kary Klismet.
- Based on preseason photo shoots, Virginia field hockey has new orange shirts compared to last season.
- Western bus stops have nothing over Soviet bus stops. (From David Firestone)