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Uni Watch News Ticker for Jan 28, 2023

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In today’s ticker, we’ve got a fourth kit for a European soccer giant, the official release of a handful of World Baseball Classic caps, and more!

Baseball

MLB

  • Ever wonder why Andrew McCutchen wears No. 22? Here’s your answer. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The Twins updated various Target Field signage yesterday, including bringing back the 1976-86 Minnie and Paul logo. (From @Narton44)

More

  • Here’s a thread of 15 World Baseball Classic national team caps. Note how large the flag patches are. It appears the Chinese, Japanese and Dutch caps are new designs. Old ones here for China, Japan and the Netherlands. (From @bryant_rf)
Football

NFL

  • During training camp in 2006, the Saints had a QB with a complete FNOB. My guess is that there was someone else on the training camp roster names “James Martin” or something similar.
Hockey

NHL

College

  • The University of Augsburg’s hockey team, a Division III team, had its logo stenciled from a Budweiser can in the 1980s. The team only just recently fully retired that logo after years of threats from Anheuser Busch.

Minors/Juniors

More

  • The Premier Hockey Federation has released its All-Star jerseys. (Thanks, Jamie)
Basketball

NBA

  • On Wednesday night, Celtics F Jayson Tatum wore a purple armband with a gold No. 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant. Wednesday was the third anniversary of Bryant’s death.

College

  • Throwbacks on tap for Purdue men. Reader Bill Eldringhoff notes that NCAA rules have forced the front numbers to be centered rather than offset to the viewer’s right. (Also from Kary Klismet)
  • New fauxbacks for Tennessee men. (From Kary Klismet)
Soccer

International

  • Spain: Barcelona are adding a fourth kit to the rotation, inspired by the flag of Catalonia. (From Kary Klismet)
  • England: Yesterday’s FA Cup match between Manchester City and Arsenal had patch issues typical of the competition — City wore no patches, while Arsenal wore FA Cup patches above the Premier League’s anti-racism patch.
Grab Bag
  • The National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings debuted their new “Legacy Jerseys” for last night’s Hall of Fame game. (From @PhillyPartTwo)
  • The Hoover (Ala.) Fire Department’s two new engines are painted in the colors of two area high schools. (From Kary Klismet)
Comments (7)

    Manchester City don’t have to wear the men’s FA Cup patch because their ad is a competing Middle Eastern airline to the one that’s the competition’s ad. They never wear it because of that. You have to go back a while (the competition’s current ad has been in place since 2015) to find it on their shirt.

    It used to be inconsistent from round to round as to who was wearing the patch and who wasn’t, but now since every game is televised/streamed somewhere everybody else wears it as far as I’ve ever seen.

    Northwestern men’s basketball wearing their black “gothic” alts at home right now, against Minnesota in yellow.

    I know it’s just the lighting, but the first Caps goalie mask almost looks like it has a dark cage rather than chrome. I wish more goalies would go with a darker or color matched cage rather than white or chrome. My guess is that it has something to do with picking up the puck and if a darker cage makes it more difficult.

    I don’t think the Twins signage detail is correct. @dbremer_pxp (Twins play by play announcer) posted a picture from Target Field today with no changes to any of the signage.

    Images look like video game renders.

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