In today’s Ticker: Video captures a batting helmet logo falling off during an at-bat, an NFL game goes into the “5th quarter,” and more.
Uni Watch News Ticker for May 25, 2023
- Yankees P Michael King tossed his malfunctioning PitchCom device into the stands the other night.
- MLB The Show 23 is showing the Orioles’ new CC uniform with an orange undershirt. The team used black at the unveiling. (From @uniformsguy)
- The scoreboard at the Rockies’ ballpark went blank during last night’s game. (From Mike Chamernik)
- Orioles P Felix Bautista’s sleeve patch was missing last night.
- Nat P Mackenzie Gore gave his fellow Washington pitchers custom-made basketball jerseys patterned after the Nats’ CC jersey.
- The Double-A Down East Wood Ducks are planning a move from Kinston, N.C., to Spartanburg, S.C. (From Kary Klismet)
- Check out this gorgeous old Little League uniform with “Perfection” lettered across the chest. Lives up to its name!
- Nebraska INF Dylan Carey’s helmet logo fell off of his helmet in the middle of an at-bat yesterday. (From Dave Feit)
- Very bright color-vs.-color matchup yesterday, as Pitt and Notre Dame went royal blue vs. kelly green. (From @Patrick_Sean_Jr)
- You’ve heard of birds on the bat? Check this out: bats on the bat! (From Jimmy Lonetti)
- The 2025 NFL Draft will take place in Green Bay.
- Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, who had major concussion issues last year while wearing the Riddell Speedflex helmet, appears to be trying out the Vicis Zero2. (From @Frankie__Doodle)
- This is funny: When a 1977 Giants/Bears game went into overtime, CBS posted a graphic showing the game being in the “5th” quarter. (Good spot by Ferdinand Cesarano)
- Before former Vikings coach Bud Grant died, he gave the tie that he wore to his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction to current Vikes coach Kevin O’Connell. (From Philip Brown)
- Some new uni number assignments for the Pats.
- Here’s a ranking of LSU alternate uniforms. (Thanks, Phil)
- New logo for the Holiday Bowl.
- There’s some talk of the Knicks possibly retiring No. 7 for Carmelo Anthony.
- New uniforms for the CEBL’s Vancouver Bandits. (From Wade Heidt and Rob Fai)
- New third kit for USL League One side Lexington Sporting Club. (From Ed Zelaski and Ethan Triebsch)
- England: Here’s an article about Arsenal’s 1988-1990 jersey.
- Germany: New home kit, with an anti-racism message, for Hanover 96. (From Ed Zelaski)
- Spain: Real Madrid players all came out wearing No. 20 shirts yesterday in support of teammate Vinicius Junior, who’s been the target of racist abuse from fans. (Thanks, Phil)
- New package design and logo for Kraft Singles “cheese.”
- A kerfuffle has broken out in Canadian politics over the Bloc Québécois’ new branding, which includes a map of Quebec that includes Labrador, which is part of a separate province. (Thanks, Anthony)
- Nice story on the history of Mitchell & Ness. (From Billy Ballas)
- New lacrosse uniforms in the works for all eight PLL teams. Uni Watch lacrosse expert Jared Buccola will have a full rundown next week.
- Speaking of lacrosse, here’s a list of the best NCAA men’s quarterfinals sites. (From Kary Klismet)
- George Washington University’s teams, which were previously called the Colonials, will now be called the Revolutionaries. (Thanks to all who shared)
- The girls’ lacrosse team at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Mass., has debuted new uniforms with the school’s new “Titans” team name, which has replaced the recently retired “Tomahawks.” (From Kary Klismet)
New Vancouver Bandits uniform is a downgrade.
Tua actually has on the Vicis Zero2 Matrix ID QB. I asked about this on twitter to find out how we can tell if it’s a Matrix ID QB and from a Schutt/Vicis rep, “The internal RFLX layer is tuned specifically to perform better on helmet to ground impacts that the NFL deemed more exclusive to the QB position.” So there is no visual difference between the regular Zero2 and the Matrix ID QB.
Something I’ve noticed with the new number rules, and it’s even more apparent with the Patriots numbers, is that it seems players don’t care as much about having THEIR number anymore, rather they would have any single digit number. Take JuJu for instance. He could have easily gone back to 19, a number he wore for the majority of his career. He wore 9 with KC, the same as his college number. I’d wager that he would have taken any single digit number that was available.
Just seems like gone are the days of players wanting to have the same number as long as they can get a single digit number.
Old scoreboards would routinely put “5” for overtime periods in football and basketball (and “4” for hockey).
Interesting question posed after the HBOMax –> Max rebrand yesterday.
Presumably, they’re all trying to be the anti-Netflix which is “the red brand”. But it does seem odd.
We all wanna change the world
Moniker Advisory Committee is the name of my new band.
Obligartory “Brockmire” reference
They were never going to go for Blue Fog, and they’d already eliminated Hippos and Continentals, so Revolutionaries was the best we could expect. I say as a GWU alum who’s advocated for ditching Colonials since freshman orientation in 1992. Just a ridiculous name for a school named after a dude whose entire public career was defined by ending America’s colonial status.
Let’s see…what other things represent George Washington…
Commanders (oh wait…can’t use that…WFT has proven that)
Chancellors? (but he was Chancellor for William and Mary so…)
Mitchell & Ness isn’t too highly regarded in the pennant collector community. True, they use very high quality materials, but there are lots of inaccuracies in their reproductions. Here’s my favorite example: the Pittsburgh Pirates logo has been flipped horizontally, the stripes removed from the bandana, and the famous catchphrase “Beat ’em Bucs” has been changed to “Beat ’em Bucks”. “Bucks”? Did they think the cheer was for a deer or a dollar bill instead of a pirate (buccaneer)? I’m guessing M&N couldn’t get clearance to use the old designs or just didn’t want to go through the hassle of royalties.
Pretty sure the 5th quarter was the name of the local postgame show for the Steelers on the local NBC affiliate back when the AFC was on NBC. I recall joking that if the game went to OT, it should have be re-named for that version as “The 6th Quarter”
Boston’s CBS affiliate’s postgame show for the Pats is called 5th quarter.
GWU alum here…the university clearly wanted to rebrand but not do anything too radical, hence Revolutionaries. It’s fine. It’s a mouthful that will rarely be said in full. Looking forward to the university trying to force some lame slogan (ex ‘REV it up!’) and the students making their own better one (along with posters of Che Guevera).
Irony being that Stanning Che Guevara is way more offensive than the name “Colonials.”
That depends on what end of the colonization your people happen to be on.
I had no idea that Kraft Singles were available in Swiss.
I had no idea that Kraft singles were too difficult to open. I’ve always found them quite easy to open.
Every once in a while you wake up and discover you’re apparently exceptional at something. Now to use my power for good. Does anyone need their “cheese” opened?
I have a new favorite adaptation of the Cardinals jersey logo. That bats-on-a-bat logo is so clever and so well executed!
Yes. I must have one.
Thanks for the link to the Mitchell & Ness story … I have fond memories of visiting the store when I was in college during the mid-80s. Our visits were during its half-price weekend – 50% off everything in the store. I bought a 1930s Lou Gehrig home pinstripe jersey for $45; the next year (or the year after), we went to the store again on half-price weekend, and I bought a 1939 Lou Gehrig away jersey (with the Baseball Centennial patch) for $55. I still have both jerseys.
The Tigers just announced they’ve sold out to Meijer for their sleev atrocity.
MiLB return to Spartanburg is long overdue…sadly at the expense of another solid minor-league market.
I suppose Duncan Park (home to some of Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium’s original seats) can’t be updated substantially to suit the new team needs since it’s a ‘registered’ historic landmark, plus the promise of a new stadium downtown makes the move more attractive to the new ownership and the city.
Great story about M&N. In 1987 I had requested a special order from them regarding their Milwaukee Braves jersey. As a big Bob Hazle fan, I requested a M&N Brave’s Spahn jersey but with the numbers switched to “12”, Hazle’s number. It took 6 months to complete, but is my most cherished jersey. M&N’s catalogs at that time were outstanding……..high quality glossy pages with color photographs.