Today in the Ticker: The Tigers retire No. 1 for Lou Whitaker, an English women’s soccer team posts about its difficulty with finding a manufacturer, the Premier Lacrosse League wears fauxbacks, and more.
- The Tigers retired No. 1 for 2B Lou Whitaker on Saturday and wore a sleeve patch for the occasion. (From Wayne Koehler)
- The team’s tribute video also included the well-known (to us) story of Whitaker forgetting his uniform for the 1985 All-Star Game and adding a No. 1 to a blank jersey. (From Brandon Weir)
- The Orioles wore road caps and home batting helmets this weekend. (From multiple readers)
- Mets P Taijuan Walker wore a cap with an upside-down logo after Friday’s game. (From Nick Ruggeriny)
- The Phillies held an alumni day yesterday and so wore powder blue then instead of on the usual Thursday. (From Tim Kelly)
- On Saturday, the Phillies also inducted P Ron Reed into their walk of fame. “It was odd to see that they gave him one of the ‘triple L’ jerseys, which they haven’t worn in several years,” says Paul Riccardi. “I assume they don’t manufacture them any longer.”
- Retired Athletics equipment manager and frequent Uni Watch source Steve Vucinich was inducted into their hall of fame yesterday. (From Terry Mark)
- Two Mariners players, OF Jesse Winker and SS J.P. Crawford, wore yellow sanitaries with the team’s cream alternates. (From Tim Dunn)
- Reader Kurt Rozek was watching a documentary on Pirates P Dock Ellis. “It shows a photo of him with a Pirates cap with the ‘P’ logo that appears to be embroidered onto a black patch, which then must’ve been sewn or ironed onto the cap. Was this done in MLB or maybe the minors?” he asks.
- “Looks like this Paris-themed cubby my friend bought is using the 49ers’ saloon font,” says our own Lloyd Alaban.
- Reader Johnny Garfield sent us this picture of Cardinals G Lance Smith in 1986. His TV numbers were on the shoulders, not the sleeves as they were supposed to be on the team’s red jersey at the time.
- Retiring Storm PG Sue Bird got a framed U.S. national team jersey at the Storm’s final regular season home game.
- Flames LW Jonathan Huberdeau appeared at a celebrity event in Montréal wearing a jersey with the wrong font. (From Wade Heidt)
- D.C. United held a pride game on Saturday and wore this year’s MLS pride warm-up shirts one extra time, adding rainbow corner flags. The team’s director of team administration, Rory Molleda, also got a commemorative No. 300 shirt for reaching 300 games with the team.
- Virginia women’s players have been appearing in some promotional photos for the upcoming season wearing orange-based kits, no part of which the team’s outfield players wore last season.
- Brazil: Despite Nike saying that the men’s national team’s shirts for the 2022 World Cup would be revealed today, some sources were already posting pictures yesterday.
- England: Manchester United’s men’s team haven’t been wearing the black socks that are supposed to go with their first kit — the easiest way to tell is that those are red at the top — but instead different ones that use the pattern of the white socks from their second kit and have black tops. (From @brianspeaksnow)
- England: New second shirt for Lincoln City. (From Ed Żelaski)
- England: London Seaward, a club in the fourth tier FA Women’s National League Division One South East, posted about how hard it is for a club of their size to find a manufacturer and get kits that fit women properly. (From Steve Ammidown)
- Italy: New second shirt for AS Roma.
- Japan: New first shirt for AC Nagano Parceiro’s women’s team in the top-tier WE League. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Scotland: The Scottish Women’s Premier League has a new logo. Its two tiers are now run by the men’s Scottish Professional Football League instead of Scottish Women’s Football. SWF’s top two leagues, which are now the third and fourth tiers, also have new logos.
- Scotland: The Scottish Football Association is also taking over organization of the women’s Scottish Cup and plans to hold the semifinals and final at the national stadium Hampden Park for the first time.
- Scotland: Greenock Morton’s women’s team played Rangers’ under-18s in a preseason friendly and wore red bibs to avoid a color clash. (From Graham Clayton)
- Scotland: Partick Thistle became what they say is the first Scottish pro club and second overall (I’m not sure what the other is) to have bilingual English and Scottish Gaelic stadium signage.
- Virginia has new orange jerseys.
- The Japanese women’s teams Saitama Ageo Medics and Victorina Himeji have new kits. “Himeji will not wear skorts, as they were the first team to wear them in the Japanese league,” says Jeremy Brahm.
- The upcoming men’s world championship is being cohosted by Slovenia and Poland. To promote it, the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is holding a floating doubles event next week in the Ljubljanica river. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Premier Lacrosse League teams wore fauxbacks this weekend. Every team had a similar style, a mesh jersey with large block numbers and sleeve stripes. Reader Jared Buccola sent us pictures of the jerseys and logos for each team: first are the jerseys for Redwoods LC, Cannons LC, Chaos LC, Chrome LC, Waterdogs LC, Atlas LC, Whipsnakes LC, and Archers LC. Next are the logos for Redwoods LC, Cannons LC, Chaos LC, Chrome LC, Waterdogs LC, Atlas LC, Whipsnakes LC, and Archers LC.
- Athletes Unlimited lacrosse players wore warm-up shirts for a campaign the organization started, “Power in My Voice,” to encourage voter participation.
- Ohio’s Hilton Columbus Downtown got local fashion designers to design new uniforms for staff. (From Jason Hillyer)
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