Is it September already? Today, we have a NASCAR fauxback livery, a bizarre Blue Jays cap, and turn-of-the-century soccer players in tank tops.
- MLB’s online shop is selling a weird Blue Jays cap, depicting the 2003 primary logo but the 1993 World Series logo. (From Jennifer Bettiol)
- The Orioles have called up their top prospect, Gunnar Henderson, and assigned him No. 2. Looks like there’s a bit too much space between his NOB and number. (From Max Weintraub and Marcus Hall)
- Here’s a curious picture of the 1914 University of Minnesota soccer team. The team apparently wore tank tops (that couldn’t have been fun in the Minnesota fall), and are we to assume that “S” on the unis stands for “soccer”?
- What is the etiquette of soccer shirt swapping? The Athletic goes into detail about the practice, which has spread to basketball and American football. (From John Flory)
- Ryan Ellis will have a Jeff Gordon-themed livery for the Xfinity Series race in Darlington. Despite not sharing any sponsorships with Gordon, nor Gordon’s No. 24, it appears the designers really went the extra mile to try to match everything on Ellis’s car to Gordon’s. (From Christopher Hickey)
- Bubba Wallace will race with the No. 45 for the remainder of this season, rather than his usual No. 23. Ty Gibbs, who had been driving the 45, will get the 23. (From JayJay Dean)
- The Rutland, Vt., School Board has once again voted to remove their “Raiders” mascot. They had initially changed the mascot to “Ravens” in 2021 before bringing “Raiders” back in January of this year, after new school board members opposed to the name change were elected. Following passage of a new law prohibiting school mascots from “referring to racial groups, individuals, customs or traditions,” the Rutland School Board was forced to reverse their reversal. (From Tris Wykes)
- Starting in September and running until January 2024, the National Archives Museum will exhibit sports memorabilia from its collection. (From Max Weintraub)
- The Indian Navy will remove the Saint George’s Cross from its naval ensign, with a new flag to be revealed Friday. The Indian government believes the current ensign is overly colonialist, and does not reflect the India’s pre-colonization maritime history. (From Shawn Hairston)
- The back wall of reader Andrew Zieky’s social studies classroom combines two of my favorite things in design: sports and campaign logos. I’m envious of his students!