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Uni Watch News Ticker for May 19, 2023

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In today’s Ticker: An NFL team’s sorta/kinda retired number, a uni typo at the PGA Championship, and more.



  • Astros 2B José Altuve is on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks and looks pretty funny in the team’s Whataburger-inspired uni. (From Ryan Patrick)
  • Yankee Stadium was awash in purple on Wednesday for NYU’s commencement ceremony. (From @MDMambo)
  • Here’s a pretty clever Cubs logo redesign. (From @JasonDiebold8)
  • Here’s why the Phillies haven’t been wearing their red alternate jerseys lately.
  • In a related item, here’s a ranking of Phillies uniforms. (From Matt Albertson)
  • Longtime indie-rock superstar Ira Kaplan, who’s a lifelong Mets fan and whose band, Yo La Tengo, is named after a 1962 Mets story, will throw out the first pitch prior to the Mets/Phils game on June 1.
  • Here’s a Q&A on the Reds’ CC uniforms, which will debut tonight.
  • The Dodgers are facing a backlash after rescinding an invitation to a satirical group that was supposed to appear as part of the team’s Pride Night promotion.
  • Orioles players are wearing NBA and NHL jerseys during their current road trip.




  • More new uni number assignments for the Broncos.
  • The Giants will wear their 1980s throwbacks for two home games this season, and they’ve also posted a big gallery showing their uniforms through the years. (From Tim Baker)
  • Newly drafted Ravens pass rusher David Ojabo, who wore No. 55 at Michigan, was hoping to wear that same number in Baltimore, but former Raven Terrell Suggs reportedly vetoed that. The Ravens don’t have retired numbers, but some numbers are understood to be off-limits, including Suggs’s No. 55.
  • Bills rookies tried to make the team’s logo out of clay.
  • Here’s why the Steelers won’t let TE Darnell Washington wear No. 0. (From Kevin Cearfoss)




  • Jeopardy! Masters contestant James Holzhauer, who lives in Las Vegas and is a big Golden Knights fan, has been writing his name Golden Knights-style. (From Max Weintraub)




  • New 1990s-themed alternate kit for Forward Madison FC. (From Lance Hudgens)
  • MLS made it official yesterday and awarded its 30th franchise to San Diego, but the team name and crest won’t be revealed until an unspecified later date.


  • “Netjets” was misspelled on Bryson DeChambeau’s cap at the PGA Championship yesterday. (Thanks to all who shared)
  • Also at the PGA, Tom Kim ended up with mud all over his clothing after searching for his ball in a muddy creek.
Grab Bag
  • The Seneca Indian Nation has approved an upstate New York school district’s request to keep using its “Warriors” team name and Native imagery.
  • A Native American teen in Oklahoma has sued her school district after she was forced to remove a sacred feather from her graduation cap during commencement exercises. (From Max Weintraub)
  • Flight attendants for United Airlines are now permitted to include their preferred pronouns on their name tags.
  • Congressman Chip Roy, upset at the Pentagon’s promotion of Pride celebrations, said, “What’s next, rainbow uniforms?” (Thanks, Phil)
  • Did you know that there’s a particular typeface that’s become associated with gentrification? (From Mike Chamernik)
Comments (11)

    Taking a photo of the actual World Cup trophy – with all its quite charming hand made quirks, rustication and imperfections – and expecting it to gel with an ultra-modern, sleek and polished graphic design underneath was simply never going to work. Just look at the delightfully wonky wordmark on the trophy and contrast it with the FIFA word mark below to get a sense of how jarring the whole thing is. Even the Superbowl, which actually has an appropriately modern looking trophy, still chose to represent it graphically on the current logo template.

    If we’re really gonna start ditching grey roads in MLB (don’t favor it, but see it as inevitable), then the Phillies are def one of those teams that should just get rid of theirs’. Somehow they seem to have ignored the 4+1 rule without issue, which is ironic since they really don’t need to. White pinstripe home, cream alt home, red alt as the main road, and powder blues.

    As for the Giants, make the white color rush the primary white away, do away with the white/red aways, use the classic as the standard alt.

    Paul, your description of the group uninvited by the dodgers as a “satirical group” is offensive to Catholics. They are a vile and disgusting group. You can do better!

    Taking offense, and to a lesser extent, satire, are subjective concepts. Both can be true. Their intent can be satire, and you (or other Catholics) can be offended by it.

    Question: in the article about the Red’s CC uniforms, Mitchell says, “We’re the only club that has the black and red color combination.” Wouldn’t the Arizona Diamondbacks fall into this category?

    Think they meant for city connect uniforms. Diamondbacks are sand color or beige or whatever that color is.

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