Today in the Ticker: It’s almost peak new soccer shirt season, an MLB player wears the wrong cap, and more.
- The Korea Baseball Organization’s Kia Tigers are wearing one-off jerseys for a “Ramsar Day” on Thursday, referring to the treaty that protects wetlands. (From Jeremy Brahm)
- The Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Vancouver Bandits debuted an Indigenous-designed jersey yesterday. (From Wade Heidt)
- Reader Ed Żelaski sends us a picture from the Fort Pulaski museum in Georgia of a fort basketball team from 1936. At the time of the picture the fort was undergoing a preservation effort by New Deal agencies after being used during the Civil War.
- Austria: New first shirt for Rapid Wien.
- England: A Luton Town fan promised his dad in 2003 or so — when Luton were in the men’s third or fourth tier — that he’d get the club crest tattooed on his head if Luton ever made it to the Premier League. They now have, and he kept his promise.
- England: New first shirt for Preston North End of the men’s Championship.
- England: English rapper Aitch wore Manchester United’s new first shirt, which hasn’t been released yet, on stage at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. If you’re interested, there’s also a Twitter account that posts pictures of people wearing soccer shirts at the festival.
- Germany: New second shirt for Greuther Fürth of the men’s 2. Bundesliga.
- Germany: Two new shirts for Energie Cottbus of the men’s fourth tier. (From Ed Żelaski)
- Reader Blake Jackson noticed that Haiti’s men’s team is outfitted by the Colombian company Saeta, which doesn’t outfit any other countries, at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. “How many national teams have a single maker like that?” he asks. At the last Olympics, Sweden’s women’s team were outfitted by Uniqlo, which does Sweden’s Olympic and Paralympic teams but nothing else in team sports that I’m aware of. The Irish teams’ new manufacturer, Castore, also doesn’t work with any other countries but outfits soccer clubs as well as national teams in other sports.
- Scotland: New first shirts for Motherwell of both top tiers and Dunfermline Athletic of the men’s second tier.
- Turkey: Four (!) new shirts for Trabzonspor of both top tiers.
- It’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginals and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week in Australia starting next weekend, which means some Australian Football League men’s teams will dig back out their Indigenous designs. One doing so is Greater Western Sydney.
- “Not uni related, but a visually interesting read” on Michelin’s travel guides, says G.J. Marmet.