In today’s Ticker: Lots of this week’s NFL and CFB uni combos, a spectacular 1905 baseball uniform, and more.
- What’s the pin that Twins 3B Gary Gaetti wore on his cap? Appears to have been the Minnesota POW/MIA logo. (Good spot by Trevor Williams)
- This is embarrassing: The Mets apologized to the postseason-contending Marlins for Tuesday’s game being postponed, forcing a doubleheader on Wednesday. The field was unplayable because no tarp had been put on the infield over the weekend, even though everyone knew a huge storm was coming.
- Buried on this page is the news that the Cardinals were embarrassed when starting QB Josh Dobbs couldn’t find or even order his own jersey at the team’s pro shop. (From Joe Werner)
- The Texans are wearing their red alt helmets and red alt jerseys this weekend.
- Meanwhile, here are this week’s uni combos for the Bengals, Bills, Jags, Lions, and Rams.
- Newly acquired Ravens LB Kyle Van Noy is wearing No. 50. (From Andrew Cosentino)
- A Cowboys fan has started a petition to retire the team’s costumed mascot, Rowdy, because he’s supposedly bringing the team bad luck. (From Kary Klismet)
- The Redblacks have unveiled an Indigenous-themed logo for Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
- Here’s a deep dive on the logo variations used by the old Hamilton Tigers, who played in the NHL from 1920 through 1925. (From Kary Klismet)
- Also from Kary: New mask and pads for Panthers G Anthony Stolarz. Additional info here.
- The silly “Milk” ad was nowhere to be seen in last night’s Maple Leafs preseason game. Here’s hoping it’s gone for good. (From Adam Gignac)
- The Bruins have released their uniform schedule for the coming season. (Thanks, Anthony)
- New uniforms for the OHL’s Peterborough Petes. “No more side panels!” says a very happy Wade Heidt.
- The Nuggets’ longtime uniform advertiser will not be retained on the team’s uni this season. It’s not yet clear whether a new advertiser is waiting in the wings.
- Last month Phil wrote about an apparent slight adjustment to the 76ers’ jersey typography. That’s now been confirmed. (From Kary Klismet)
- More bad ESPN uni coverage: This article says, “Each team has four different jersey editions: Association (home), Icon (road), City (alternate) and Classic.” First of all, there is no designated home or road design. Moreover, every team has a Statement design; only a few have a Classic (i.e., throwback). Disappointing to see them putting out such bad info.
- The Lakers jersey that Wilt Chamberlain wore in the 1972 NBA Finals has sold at auction for nearly $5 million.
- The next WNBA expansion team will apparently be in San Francisco.
- New uniforms for Colorado State men’s. (From Matthew Gerk)
- Austria: Austria Salzburg, the club set up to retain the former identity of the club now known as Red Bull Salzburg after it was bought by Red Bull, played RBS for the first time on Tuesday in the men’s Austrian Cup. It’s fair to say they don’t like RBS — there were a number of displays, and the goalie wore a shirt saying “Not for Sale.”
- England: Newcastle United switched from Castore to Adidas because the club was unhappy with the quality of Castore’s apparel.
- England: Yesterday’s Ticker had a mention of Aston Villa players not liking their “wet” shirts. “The Women’s Super League starts next weekend, so their women’s team is apparently even less enthusiastic about the shirts than the men’s team,” says our own Jamie Rathjen.
- Germany: New black shirt for Hertha.
- Nigeria: New uniforms for Akwa United. (From Kary Klismet)
- From our own Jamie Rathjen: “Workers for the Mercedes and Aston Martin Formula One auto racing teams played a charity soccer match yesterday at Brackley Town, an English men’s sixth-tier club in the town where Mercedes’s headquarters are (and near-ish Silverstone, the British Grand Prix track). Here are the Mercedes shirts, including the logo of the mental health charity Mind. I haven’t seen any good pictures of Aston Martin’s shirts.”
- NASCAR drivers Ryan Preece and Chase Briscoe of Stewart-Haas Racing will sport paint schemes and advertisers to commemorate the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby at this weekend’s Talladega 500. (From Kary Klismet)
- Cross-listed from the soccer section, from our own Jamie Rathjen: “Workers for the Mercedes and Aston Martin Formula One teams played a charity soccer match yesterday at Brackley Town, an English men’s sixth-tier club in the town where Mercedes’s headquarters are (and near-ish Silverstone, the British Grand Prix track). Here are the Mercedes shirts, including the logo of the mental health charity Mind. I haven’t seen any good pictures of Aston Martin’s shirts.”
- My man Hamilton Nolan — my favorite current American essayist — has an interesting take on the Senate dress code kerfuffle. Like most of what Nolan writes, it’s thought-provoking and thus worth reading.
- Here’s an assessment of the menswear at last night’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate.
- The school district in Sleepy Eye, Minn., will change its team name (“Indians”) in accordance with a state law banning Native American-themed names in education. It will also change the name of the school district itself, because “Sleepy Eye” is the anglicized name of a 19th-century chief of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Santee Dakota) people. (This and all remaining items in this section are from Kary Klismet)
- Bernie, the mascot for Shawnee Community College in Illinois, has a new costume.
- Blue has been announced as the new official color for nurses’ uniforms in the UK’s National Health Service.
- New logo for the University of Oregon athletics department’s “BEOREGON” diversity and inclusiveness campaign.
- The restaurant chain Sweetgreen is offering a 20% discount to customers wearing sports jerseys at its Houston and Dallas locations.