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Uni Watch News Ticker for May 27, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got lots of new European soccer kits, a pretty incredible commemorative jersey in the Canadian juniors, and more!



  • A blogger has ranked all of the Mariners’ current unis. The City Connects come in last, in case you were wondering. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder had the team’s primary cap on during last night’s game, instead of the throwback cap.


  • The Durham Bulls, Triple-A affiliates of the Rays, have unveiled some new alternates. (From Al Hood)


  • The Nippon Ham Fighters’ new alternate unis, which were already a trip, were apparently designed by manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo. (From Mike Miller)


  • Vern Den Herder had a pretty sharply different NOB font than his teammates in this screengrab. Also note that his name is spelled “DenHerder,” without the space. (From @NFL_Journal)


  • The Ottawa Redblacks will have new unis in 2024. (Thanks, Phil)


  • The CEBL’s Calgary Surge have unveiled their white uni, having already unveiled a black one some time ago. (From Wade Heidt)


  • Detroit City’s USL Championship and USL W League teams are wearing Pride kits for one game each in June. (Thanks, Jamie)


  • England: Arsenal have unveiled next season’s home kit, and I really dig it. More pics here (Thanks, Phil)
  • Italy: New home kits for Fiorentina, in Paul’s favorite color. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • Netherlands: New second kit for AFC Ajax. (Thanks, Jamie)
  • France: New home kits for Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • Germany: Bundesliga side RB Leipzig have unveiled their new home kits. I didn’t like the zig-zag striping on the shoulders when I first saw it, but the more I see it, the more I like it. (From Ed Zelaski)
  • Germany: Dropping down to the 2. Bundesliga, FC St. Pauli — one of the few sports teams who wear brown as their primary color — have unveiled their new home kits.
  • Scotland: Apparently, Paramount+’s Scottish Premiership highlight show has been using both the old and current Rangers crest.
Auto Racing
  • Williams F1 team has revealed four potential liveries for the races in Singapore, Japan and Qatar, and is asking for fan votes to determine which one will race. You can cast your ballot in the first round of voting here.
  • Sticking in Formula 1, Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas will have a Pac-Man helmet for the Monaco Grand Prix. (From Brett Baker)
  • England will wear a “special edition” kit for the Ashes, which starts June 16. (Thanks, Phil)
Grab Bag
  • The Indiana Department of Transportation is installing new welcome signs on major highways into the state. (From Aaron Hoak)
  • Our own Jamie Rathjen has provided us with all eight designs for Australia’s Super Netball’s First Nations round: Clockwise from top left in this tweet: Queensland Firebirds, Melbourne Vixens, Collingwood, West Coast Fever. And clockwise from top left in this tweet: Giants Netball, New South Wales Swifts, Adelaide Thunderbirds, Sunshine Coast Lightning. Jamie also reports that Collingwood is leaving the league after this season.
Comments (12)

    The Kamloops Blazers ended up wearing their white helmets and regular navy pants with the Memorial Cup commemorative uniforms. Here is a look on the ice last night as they were schooled in the tournament opener by the Quebec Remparts:


    I get the meaning behind this newer Memorial Cup uniform tradition. The host team opens the tournament playing in the first game with a commemorative uniform. However, it gives a weird visual.

    A Memorial Cup tournament game is a big-time game for a junior franchise. Important and nationally televised with the opponent the champion from another league. The team ends up wearing a one-off uniform that can look much different than their usual uniforms in the big-time game.

    The Halifax Moosehead wore the most notable commemorative uniform in 2019 which did not make it look like themselves. The Mooseheads wear forest green and red. They played the one time in an important Memorial Cup game wearing in blue and white.


    That ranking of Mariners uniforms should have had the navy ones in dead last due to the atrocious NOB kerning issues.

    Bought that special addition Ashes top yesterday soon as I saw it. Hoping they retain it sans the Ashes text below the badge for the 2023-2025 World Test Championship cycle. Great looking shirt.

    Vern Den Herder goes right to the to of my favorite sports names ever.

    I want to get one of those Nippon Ham Fighter unis and walk up and down the Vegas Strip.


    The Colorado Rapids of MLS had multicolored numerals for tonight’s match vs FC Cincinnati to support Mental Health Awareness Month.

    If Ottawa redesigns their uniforms, they should figure out a way to incorporate their planned red/black buffalo check helmet design into their new look.

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