Today in the Ticker: The first stage of the first Tour de France Femmes, the Red Sox choose their 2023 uni advertiser, it’s still soccer shirt season, and more.
- Mariners OF Kyle Lewis was missing his batting helmet logo for part of yesterday’s game. (From multiple readers)
- “Want to see the 2023 Seattle All-Star Game logo rendered in sand art? Of course you do!” says Kary Klismet.
- The Red Sox have reportedly struck a deal for an insurance company to be next season’s uni advertiser. (From Shawn Hairston)
- Speaking of the Red Sox, here is a history of Fenway Park’s Green Monster. (From Kary Klismet)
- After D-backs P Madison Bumgarner called Nats OF Victor Robles a “clown” for admiring a home run, Robles responded by wearing a clown nose in the Nats’ dugout.
- A 49ers blog did a retrospective on the team’s logo history. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Phoenix Mercury gave Seattle Storm PG Briann January, who is retiring after this season, framed Mercury and college jerseys since she went to Arizona State and played in Phoenix for two seasons.
- The Mainland Pouākai, one of the teams in Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa, New Zealand’s women’s league, had a center-circle logo on Saturday saying “Invest in women. Pay women. Hire women.” If that slogan sounds familiar, it’s also been featured on a T-shirt that’s appeared in the Ticker before.
- The New York Times did a piece on female players’ hair and makeup routines and how for college players the increased focus on appearance actually leads to more NIL opportunities than for men. (Thanks, Paul)
- Two pictures we had in the Ticker yesterday of an alleged new Canucks Reverse Retro jersey are part of a group of five that surfaced on Reddit on Saturday. You can also see that the jerseys will apparently have the throwback orange and black NHL shield logo. (From multiple readers)
- Meanwhile, there’s lots of chatter about a possible leak of the Islanders’ RR design. (Thanks, Phil)
- A fan is suing the Blues, claiming that a lot of supposedly game-used gear he purchased from the team wasn’t actually game-used. (From @2xAught7)
- Argentina: Club Almirante Brown, in the men’s second tier, wore throwbacks this weekend. (From Kary Klismet)
- Austria: New shirt for Austria Lustenau. (From Kary Klismet)
- England: New font for Arsenal for non-Premier League/Women’s Super League games. (From Kary Klismet)
- England: New second shirt for Brentford.
- England: New shirt for Shrewsbury Town. (From Ed Żelaski)
- England: Reading’s new first shirt has “climate stripes” on the sleeves that represent the average temperature (although it’s unclear if that’s global or something else) over the club’s 151-year existence, so, red is warmer than average and blue is cooler.
- France: Two new shirts for RC Strasbourg. (From Kary Klismet)
- France: New shirt for Chamois Niortais. (From Kary Klismet)
- France: New shirt for Valenciennes. (From Kary Klismet)
- Germany: An investor in Hamburger SV also owns the Volksparkstadion naming rights and said he would be up for renaming it after HSV striker Uwe Seeler, who passed away last week.
- In the meantime, HSV’s men’s team’s shirts memorialized Seeler yesterday. (From Ed Żelaski and Kary Klismet)
- Netherlands: New shirt for Willem II. (From Kary Klismet)
- Portugal: New shirts for Paços de Ferreira. (From Kary Klismet)
- Portugal: New shirt for Vitória. (From Kary Klismet)
- Qatar: New shirt for Al Sadd. (From Kary Klismet)
- Scotland: The wearer of No. 9 for Aberdeen’s men’s team has changed since last Tuesday from American striker Christian Ramirez to new teammate Bojan Miovski, which is a bit odd when their competitive games have already started. Ramirez yesterday instead became one of the few players to wear No. 99.
- Serbia: New shirts for Partizan. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: New second shirt for UD Las Palmas. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: New shirt for CD Castellón. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: New second shirt for Recreativo de Huelva. (From Kary Klismet)
- Spain: What are allegedly the men’s national team’s new shirts were worn on-air by two streamers last week. (From Kary Klismet)
- Switzerland: FC Zürich’s men’s team wore a temporary black kit for men’s Champions League qualifying last week because of supply chain issues. (From Kary Klismet)
- SD Worx wore a jersey designed by one of its riders, Amy Pieters, for the first stage of the Tour de France Femmes yesterday. She’s recovering from what sounds like a nasty crash last December.
- Multiple other participants in the Tour de France Femmes have new jerseys for the race, including Arkéa and EF Education-Tibco-SVB.
- With no defending champion to give the No. 1 bib to as is usual in the men’s Tour de France, the assignment went to the current world road race champion and UCI Women’s World Tour leader, Elisa Balsamo.
- In the men’s race, the winner’s team, Jumbo-Visma, didn’t wear a special jersey for the last stage as has become common recently, but the team got yellow-painted bikes except for green jersey winner Wout van Aert, who got a green version. The team also brought the bibs of its three riders who didn’t make it to the end.
- The last-placed rider in the men’s race is known as the lanterne rouge and you usually don’t see them on TV. So I’m not sure how long it’s been going on that one of their bib numbers is actually replaced with a red lantern. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay won an auction for the championship belt Muhammad Ali won in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match. (Thanks, Paul)
- During introductions for the FIVB finals, team France came out wearing Vipers Modena football helmets. The Vipers play in the 1st Division of the IFL. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- Tennis player Coco Gauff now has her own shoe. (Thanks, Brinke)
- The next AFL Women’s season starts in a month and after a few years of expansion is set to be the first with the same 18 teams as the men’s league. Players from all 36 teams were brought together in one photo last week, including first looks at the designs for the four remaining women’s expansion teams.
- USA Field Hockey has a new outfitter for umpires.
- Reader Jared Buccola has this week’s Premier Lacrosse League roundup: “Redwoods keep it simple with a mono-white look, while Atlas brought out a new blue/blue/white combo for this year. Whipsnakes wore mono-green against the red/white/red look for Chaos. Archers mixed it up going blue/orange/blue to contrast the mono-white Cannons. Lastly, Waterdogs went purple/purple/white in an OT win against Chrome, who went matte gray over light gradient for the first time.”
- Seven players on Australia’s National Rugby League’s Manly Warringah Sea Eagles aren’t going to play in this Thursday’s game because they refuse a rainbow-accented shirt. The article makes it sound like that somehow they didn’t realize until today they were expected to wear it.