Today in the Ticker: One ice hockey team wears pride uniforms, another one wears a soda brand’s vintage logo, and more.
- Here’s an article on how Pirates equipment manager Scott Bonnett protected OF Andrew McCutchen’s No. 22 until Cutch’s return to Pittsburgh. That piece also explains why the team’s hype video for the McCutchen signing featured a Majestic jersey, while the introductory presser had a Nike jersey. (From our own Jerry Wolper)
- New home uniforms for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. “The one-button collar just looks weird,” says Jeremy Brahm. (Also from @DarkAudit)
- The Coyotes debuted their new “Arizona” alternates — including cactus-themed pads for G Karel Vejmelka — last night. (From @vidiot_)
- The WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings and Kamloops Blazers and the OHL’s London Knights wore their winners of the “Your Team Your Jersey” contest, a design competition some WHL and OHL teams are running. The contest’s website lists the date each winning design will be worn. Additionally, you can see Blazers G Matthew Kieper participating in the annual major junior tradition of still wearing the pads from his previous team after being traded. (From Wade Heidt)
- The junior United States Hockey League’s Sioux City Musketeers wore vintage Mountain Dew-themed uniforms on Saturday, becoming the “Dew City Musketeers.” (From Peter J. Clark and Jay Wright)
- The PHF’s Buffalo Beauts wore pride jerseys on Saturday.
- The J-pop group Atarashii Gakko! performed at a Red Eagles Hokkaido game, a team in the East Asian men’s league Asia League Ice Hockey, and wore the team’s jerseys. “Their normal outfits are school girl uniforms with long skirts,” says Jeremy Brahm.
- England: Manchester United center-back Lisandro Martínez was wearing a bandage around his head during their men’s game yesterday, a few days after he was elbowed in the head. (From Max Weintraub)
- England: After three Women’s Super League games this weekend were postponed because of frozen pitches, including one that was stopped a few minutes after it started, players, coaches, and others repeated their calls for the undersoil heating that is standard in high-level men’s leagues.
- England: One of the WSL games that was not postponed saw Reading manager Kelly Chambers receive a framed No. 150 shirt for reaching 150 league games in charge.
- Japan: The men’s J.League annual “mascot general election,” where its teams’ mascots are ranked, is upcoming. The three shown here are from Vegalta Sendai, Kawasaki Frontale, and Shonan Bellmare. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Mexico: New third shirt for Pumas. (From Ed Zelaski)
- Scotland: Dundee United revealed and wore a mint/cyan-colored third shirt at home for a men’s Scottish Cup game against the University of Stirling on Saturday.
- Victoria Azarenka has been wearing Paris Saint-Germain shirts before and after her games at the Australian Open, the most recent picture I could find being after her match on Friday. She and her seven-year-old son are PSG fans.
- Meanwhile, like other tournaments, the Australian Open’s website isn’t showing the flags of Russian, or in Azarenka’s case Belarusian, players next to their names. (From Gabriel Luis Manga)
- The NLL’s Philadelphia Wings are holding a number retirement ceremony for longtime player Kevin Finneran on Friday and revealed “retro-inspired” jerseys for the occasion. (From Michael Hochman)