In today’s Ticker: The Rockies solve the mystery of the missing jerseys, two No. 98s share an infield, and two Indiana high schools go all out to stage a throwback game.
Uni Watch News Ticker for Feb. 28, 2023
- Sports Illustrated broke the story yesterday about a string of player jersey thefts that took place during Rockies homestands in the Covid-shortened 2020 season. A fascinating whodunnit. (Thanks to all who shared)
- A Cardinals player appeared in a spring training game yesterday wearing a double-flapped helmet for the team’s high-A affiliate, the Palm Beach Cardinals. (From @theREALBGott)
- Only in spring training will you see two teammates wearing No. 98. That was the case yesterday for the Cubs, who had No. 98 Bryce Ball and No. 98 Chase Strumpf. (From Steve Sher)
- MLB The Show 23 has unveiled nine throwback uniforms for nine different teams that can be worn in the game. New throwback ballparks, too! (From @Uniformsguy)
- New uniforms for the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Marlins’ Low-A affiliate. (From Kary Klismet)
- According to this article, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach had QB Taylor Potts’s NOB changed to “Nick” in 2009. And sure enough, here’s the visual evidence. (From Bo Baize)
- The Coyotes will wear “Black Excellence” pregame sweaters designed by a local streetwear brand tonight.
- As if helmet and jersey ads weren’t enough, the Penguins have sold the naming rights to their annual Dads’ Trip, where players’ fathers join the team for a road trip. (From @ColHapablap)
- David Poile, the only GM in Predators history, formally announced his retirement yesterday, and the team subsequently announced that Barry Trotz — who coached the team from 1998 until 2014 — will be taking Poile’s place. As part of the press conference, Poile was presented with a vintage No. 98 sweater to represent the team’s inaugural season, while Trotz was presented with a modern No. 23 sweater to represent his first full year on the job. (From @Blaner85)
- The WHL’s Calgary Hitmen wore their fan-designed “Your Team Your Jersey” uniforms, including city skyline socks, on Sunday. (From Wade Heidt)
- UW-Milwaukee has a new practice facility. (From Kary Klismet)
- The boys’ teams at two Indiana high schools, Crawfordsville and Covington, dressed up for a throwback game, which was held in Crawfordsville’s old gym. The arena, originally opened in 1940, was hosting its first high school game since 1993. (From Derek Linn)
- El Dorado High School in Arkansas has renamed its basketball court to honor a former coach. (From Kary Klismet)
- Former NBA player Jeremy Lin and his brother Joseph are playing on different teams in the Taiwanese P-League. When their teams recently faced each other, their mom showed up in a Frankenjersey. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Megan Rapinoe, Jess Fishlock, and Lauren Barnes of the NSWL’s OL Reign sat for an interview with Equalizer Soccer at the team’s media day yesterday. But in order to hide the team’s new kit design, the players sat through the interview while wearing royal-esque capes. (From @JayJayDean)
- More NWSL: The Utah Royals (hard paywall) are set to return to the league in 2024. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Germany: The 1. FC Köln’s women’s team will play in the men’s stadium for the first time in club history on April 23 in an effort to set the Frauen-Bundesliga attendance record. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Turkey: Top-flight club Alanyaspor paid tribute to the victims of this month’s earthquakes with a new shirt design. (From Kary Klismet)
- Argentina: New home jerseys for third-tier club Deportivo Armenio. (From Kary Klismet)
- Ecuador: New shirts for C.D. Técnico Universitario of Serie A. (From Kary Klismet)
- Ireland: St Patrick’s Athletic of the League of men’s League of Ireland Premier Division have new shirts. (From Kary Klismet)
- Japan: New goalkeeper kits for Fukui United FC of the fifth-tier Hokushinetsu Football League. (From Kary Klismet)
- Scotland: In Sunday’s Scottish League Cup Final between Rangers and Celtic, Rangers did not print Celtic’s name on their shirt with the match details, breaking with Cup Final tradition. Celtic printed the match details, per the usual standard. Additional info here. (From our own Anthony Emerson)
- Here’s a detailed look at the new Black Panther costume that will be featured in comics that will be released this summer. (From John Cerone)
- Sports venues are increasingly featuring high-tech and potentially intrusive surveillance technologies.
- The U.S. Navy is changing the name of a warship so that it no longer honors a Confederate battle victory. (From Timmy Donahue)
On the Rangers item, if you look at their other recent men’s cup finals (2019-20 League Cup and 2021-22 Scottish Cup) they also didn’t include the opponent’s name in their match info (one was Hearts and one was Celtic), so they’re not breaking any tradition. That smells like a tabloid making a story out of nothing.
I don’t need any additional information to dislike Rangers.
RE: Rangers vs. Celtic blurb – the second link is incomplete.
Fixed. Here’s the proper link:
Proofreading: There’s no link on the St Patrick’s Athletic item under the Soccer section. Here it is, for everyone’s reference/convenience:
Hi! Missing the link on the Ireland soccer entry. Have a great day!
Yup. Already fixed!
Corporate sponsorship for a hockey team dad’s trip is a real “race to the bottom” development. Pathetic.
Looking ar the comment section on that MLB throwback thread, it amazes me that so many people don’t know that the Brewers moved to town from Seattle.