Today on the Ticker: Baseball belts, big volleyball news, NOB news everywhere, and more.
- Nationals SS C.J. Abrams wore a sparkly red belt last night. His teammates mostly wore navy or black belts. (From Bryan, who didn’t give his last name)
- Speaking of belts, Rays 1B Yandy Díaz wore a pink one last night, while his teammates wore black ones. (From Geoff Poole)
- Angels utility player Brandon Drury is on a rehab assignment with the Salt Lake Bees. He wore a red Angels helmet last night. (From Michael B. Lundberg)
- Here’s why the Blue Jays wear their red jerseys, even when they’re horrendous in them. (Thanks, Phil)
- Smokey, a feral cat that has lived in Coors Field since it opened in 1995, is being put up for adoption. Apparently, the neighborhood around the stadium has been filled with feral cats since before Coors Field opened. (Phil, again)
- Former Padres 3B Graig Nettles had a straight NOB while his teammates wore radially arched NOBs during the 1984 World Series. Anyone know why? (From Tom Konecny)
- Here’s the jersey schedule for the Panthers. (Thanks, Phil)
- Paul recently appeared on the podcast 49ers Webzone: No Huddle about the team’s uniforms. (From multiple readers)
- Broncos CB Patrick Surtain II wore imprinted thigh pads with an image of a PlayStation 2 controller on them. The controller is a reference to Surtain’s nickname, PS2. If you remember: Back in 2021, Paul did a profile on a company that makes thigh pads with images on them. (From Mark Britten)
- Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo has worn a different helmet for three separate practices now. (From Rudy Gutierrez)
- A fan brought a Steelers/Pitt Frankenjersey for QB Kenny Pickett to sign. (From Corey Crisan)
- The Chiefs have released two sideline caps, and fans really hate one of them. (From Phil)
- Following up on yesterday’s Nevada story: This article contains a bunch of photos that weren’t available when yesterday’s post went live, plus what a sportswriter and an online poll have to say about the team’s new unis. (Thanks, Phil)
- Slight updates to Stanford’s unis: The black outline around the jersey numbers is gone, and so is the pants logo on the hip. (From Josh Lauderdale)
- Recent New Mexico transfer S D’Angelo Perkins-McAllister recently received his extra-long NOB. According to a team spox, New Mexico had to use “super-skinny lettering” to get the name to fit correctly. Here’s what his NOB looked like at his previous school, TCU. As an added bonus, the school also has an extra-long name in RB Jacory Croskey-Merritt.
- According to one YouTuber, the 2013-14 season was the worst season for unis. (From Phil)
- New 20th-anniversary logo for the SPHL. Also, moving forward, the SPHL will no longer call itself the Southern Professional Hockey League. Instead, it will just go by its initials. (From multiple readers)
- Here are Team USA’s numbers for the upcoming men’s World Cup.
- The New York Red Bulls have revealed a third shirt. It looks like they’ll wear it Aug. 26. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Scotland: A few weeks ago, we reported on Kilmarnock’s new away shirt, which honored the discoverer of Penicillin, Alexander Fleming, who hailed from Kilmarnock. Here’s a science-themed interview with Kilmarnock F Innes Cameron that talks about the new shirt. (From Shawn Hairston)
- Japan: Thespakusatsu Gunma of the J2 League has introduced a nickname, Thespa Gunma. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Georgian clubs have a long and fascinating history of wearing other teams’ kits. (From Ed Zelaski)
- Cross-listed from the basketball section: NASCAR driver Alex Bowman and his pit crew will be wearing Detroit Pistons-themed uniforms for this Saturday’s race at the Michigan International Speedway. (From Wayne, who didn’t give his last name)