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Uni Watch News Ticker for August 7, 2023

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Today in the Ticker: A sleeve patch for the anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, the two Dallas pro basketball teams work out an ad deal, and more.



  • The Orioles wore a sleeve patch for the 40th anniversary of their 1983 World Series title on Saturday. (From John Fonte)
  • MLB revealed some of the renovations being made to Rickwood Field in Birmingham ahead of next year’s Negro Leagues tribute game there, as well as the game’s logo. (From Kary Klismet)
  • A reader known to us as Josh tells us that at the 1998 All-Star Game, the cameras caught the Yankees’ Derek Jeter and the Mariners’ Alex Rodriguez wearing each others’ caps in the dugout. “Seems like such an innocent, playful thing I can’t imagine seeing again,” he says.
  • Cool story about the glove Toronto Blue Jays’ Davis Schneider is using to play in his 3rd MLB game. He found it in “lost and found” at the place he coaches in the off season. (From Mike Chamernik)


  • NPB’s Hiroshima Toyo Carp wore a sleeve patch yesterday for the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city Aug. 6, 1945. (From Jeremy Brahm)
  • One of several recent uniform rankings is of the Brewers’ five current uniforms. (Thanks, Phil)
  • There is a fairly oddly-shaped baseball, or perhaps softball, field in the middle of Area 51 in Nevada. (From John Flory)


  • “I found this video on YouTube talking about the why the 2000 New Orleans Saints wore white at home for their first-ever playoff victory,” says Kyle Allerbach.
  • Sports Illustrated and its blog network FanNation just ranked all 32 NFL uniform sets. Here are reaction pieces to the Falcons, who were ranked last, and the Texans, who were ranked 23rd. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Meanwhile, a YouTuber ranked all the NFL team logos based on how “intimidating” they are. (From Phil and Kary Klismet)


  • Nebraska has new practice jerseys. (From @cdj80)
  • A Notre Dame blog came up with three “things people forget” about the school’s uniforms. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Here’s a ranking of Big 12 uniforms, including those schools that were added to the conference last week. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Division III Centenary (La.) College restarted its football program for 2024 after not fielding one since 1941. Here are their first uniforms.


  • Last Thursday, Mercury PG Diana Taurasi was expected to become the first WNBA player to score 10,000 points. After she did, the team held a champange celebration with commemorative T-shirts. The team pointed out that there were a number of references to Kobe Bryant, who gave Taurasi the “White Mamba” nickname, and teammate Brittney Griner’s uniform numbers surrounding the milestone and game. The 10,000th point came with Bryant’s numbers of 8:24 on the clock, Taurasi ended up scoring 42 points to match Griner’s number, and that gave her 10,024 career points.
  • The Mavericks signed an ad deal with the Dallas Wings, despite having separate ownership, to advertise an initiative called Girls Empowered by Mavericks on the Wings’ jerseys. The new addition debuted yesterday. (Thanks, Phil)


  • The USL Championship’s San Diego Loyal released a Pride shirt to be worn for all August home games starting last weekend. (From Phil and Kary Klismet)


  • South Africa wore black in their women’s World Cup round of 16 match yesterday (local time), which was not one of the kits they revealed before the tournament.
  • Elsewhere at the tournament, Spain’s second shirt is supposed to have white outlines around the NOB and numbers, but it looks like some of the numbers don’t have the outlines. (From Chris Lauer)
  • Australia: Here’s a piece on the evolution of the equipment for the women’s national team. The piece starts in 1987 with the Matildas wearing hand-me-downs from the men’s team, as was common at the time, and goes through their current designs for the World Cup.
  • England: A game in the men’s Championship between Leicester City and Coventry City yesterday was blue vs. blue. Coventry oddly started the season having only revealed one kit, so they didn’t have much choice. Coventry right-back Milan van Ewijk was also missing his ad. (From @bryant_rf)
  • Scotland: A dispute between Rangers and the men’s Scottish Professional Football League over the league’s title advertiser, an online car seller, resulted in Rangers not wearing the SPFL sleeve patch for the past two seasons. The club’s former chairman who left in April owned a chain of car dealers and wasn’t willing to promote a competitor. When the new Premiership season opened this weekend, Rangers finally did have the sleeve patch — but it still didn’t have the ad! It was a different one from everyone else.
  • Here’s a video on how the men’s World Cup trophy is made. (From John Flory)
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  • Australian Football League club St. Kilda’s men’s team wore 1966 throwbacks yesterday as part of 150th anniversary celebrations. They’re not dissimilar to their current design, the primary difference being the collar and the size of the crest. (From @Cdodge56)
  • Athletes Unlimited softball and lacrosse players both wore different Pride-themed warm-up shirts yesterday. Softball players also had Pride decals on their helmets.
Comments (13)

    I think I’m old and out of touch. Other than ranking KSU at #1, I disagree with and dislike every one of that particular writer’s “best” uni in the Big 12. LOL.

    Ranking the reasons why I didn’t watch the video on ranking the NFL’s logos:

    3) I’m on vacation.

    2) My logos don’t need to be intimidating. I like the occasional happy mascot.

    1) I have moderate to severe list fatigue. Yes, I do the 5&1, but we’ve been doing that long before the recent explosion of rankings and lists.

    Now, if the readers have 5&1 fatigue, let me know.

    The Area 51 baseball field immediately made me think of Deep Space Nine. For those who aren’t Trekkie nerds like me, the main character of that show, Captain Benjamin Sisko, is a baseball fanatic. In the in-series lore, baseball goes extinct on Earth, with the last World Series being played in front of a crowd of around 300 spectators in 2042. However, Sisko loves it an introduces it to several alien species and it seems that by the 2370s, there’s a small galactic league that’s been formed.

    That article about the Negro League tribute game also seems to confirm that both teams will wear Negro League throwbacks, which I recall speculation about here, but which I don’t think had been confirmed. “It is going to be the San Francisco Sea Lions against the St. Louis Stars in this game here at Rickwood Field.”

    Couldn’t avoid mentioning the Oilers in that Houston Texans reaction piece, could they?!
    It’s a no-brainer that they’ll add some shade of light blue to the soon-to-be-downgraded uniform sets. Ho -hum.

    St. Kilda won the VFL (now AFL) Grand Final in 1966. It’s the only time they have won it in their history.

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