In today’s Ticker, we’ve got the Rockies showing off their new 30th Anniversary patch, the Panthers and Cardinals could be getting uni redesigns this season, and more!
Uni Watch News Ticker for March 26, 2023
- Despite the fantastic news that the Miami Marlins are bringing back their original unis on Fridays this season, there’s a few centering issues with the cap logo placement. (From A.J.)
- The Colorado Rockies debuted their 30th Anniversary patches last night, and they’ll wear them on their uni all season long. Here’s a couple additional looks.
- In several, if not all, games this spring, Mets skipper Buck Showalter has refused to wear the Mets Spring Training cap. (From Shube)
- Here’s a look at the new Somerset Patriots “25th Season Anniversary” logo — for their ballpark. (From Kevin Clark)
- Chinese Taipei: CTBC Brothers unveiled their new home and away uniforms for the 2023 CPBL season. (From CPBL Stats)
- College: Check out the very Dodgers-esque (including front red numbers) unis for UNC Asheville. (From William Wells)
- College: Ooohhh. App State has some interesting unis. (From Appropriately Unsocial)
- College: Baylor baseball have ditched their dark gray roadies. (From Squatchee on Top)
- New England Patriots star linebacker Matthew Judon might be willing to part ways with his No. 9 jersey for the right price from Patriots newcomer JuJu Smith-Schuster. (Thanks, Paul)
- Check out this AFC pencil set, unopened from before the Colts move to Indy. (From Chris Cocca) Chris notes it was “Spotted at a church fundraiser (last) night.”
- “Are (the) Panthers undergoing (a) uniform redesign this offseason?” asks this article from Panthers Wire. Could the Cardinals be as well?
- The Buffalo Sabres warmed up in military-appreciation sweaters on Friday night. Adds Paul, “To my knowledge, no players opted out due to religious objections or Russia-related security concerns.”
- With all the kerfuffle over teams wearing Pride-night warmups, maybe the solution is to wear rainbow camo? (From Texas Trev)
- The New Jersey Devils rocked the (white-at-home!) green-themed jerseys and pants last night. (From Wade Heidt)
- The Canadiens released and wore “gorgeous” Indigenous Celebration Night warmup jerseys last evening.
- Whoops! Looks like NESN was using an Ottawa Senators logo instead of an Ohio State logo for hockey. (From Mike Wice, also spotted by Dave Levy)
- The WHL’s Kamloops Blazers wore special “River City” uniforms in the last regular season home game on Friday’s Fan Appreciation Night. The blue was a bit lighter than their equipment. Adds submitter Wade Heidt, “Basically the template of the navy Edmonton Oilers alternate uniform. Maybe a fitting nod? The Blazers wear blue and orange as they were first the Kamloops Junior Oilers when the team was moved there by then new owner Peter Pocklington. Pocklington also owned the Edmonton Oilers at the time.”
- The Junior “A” BCHL’s Coquitlam Express wore special uniforms Friday for Diabetes Awareness Night. (From Wade Heidt)
- The WHL’s Tri-City Americans wore special jerseys on Friday for Autism Awareness Night. (One more from Wade)
- We need more goalie masks that look like a Buffalo Bills helmet and also feature Zubaz. (From Wade, again)
- “Is this the first year they’ve had team specific celebration gear? FAU all Adidas everything,” writes Dylan, like Bob. Also noted by Ryan Quinn.
- This fantastic story about Leon Agullana, the last surviving player from the 1954 Muncie Central team that lost to Milan High School in the Indiana state championship game that inspired the movie Hoosiers, isn’t specifically uni-related. However, it does contain vintage uni photos and a shot of Agullana’s gorgeous old letter jacket. (From Kary Klismet)
- The MASL’s San Diego Sockers wore a blue digital camouflage kit on Friday for the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night. The goalkeeper wore a blue/gold pattern. (From Jonathan Greene)
- The following seven (7!) items are from Kary Klismet: 1) New kits for the Albanian men’s national team.
- 2) Brazil: New kits for Athletico Paranaense of the top-tier Brasileirão.
- 3) The Italian national team has a new costumed mascot – a Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog named Oscar.
- 4) New kits for Latvia’s men’s national team.
- 5) Norway: New home kits for Molde FK and home and away kits for Vålerenga of the Eliteserien.
- 6) New home uniforms for the Philippines men’s national team.
- 7) Sweden: New home kits for IFK Norrköping of the Allsvenskan. Thanks Kary!
- Good look at Scotland’s 150th Anniversary kits, worn yesterday against Cyprus. (From Trent Lowe)
- Army and Navy women’s rugby went black on navy yesterday morning at Segra Field. The resulting uni matchup was, well, predictably brutal. (From Gregory Koch)
- Toronto Metropolitan University is asking for public input on the naming of its new costumed mascot. (From Kary Klismet)
- New live bulldog mascot for Mississippi State University. (Also from Kary)
- New logo for the city of Pullman, Washington. (One more from Kary)
- The Chicago Hounds will debut their third jersey when they host the Seattle Seawolves today at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. (Thanks, Paul)
- Jordan Taylor will mark his NASCAR debut with a Jeff Gordon-inspired helmet today.
I have no evidence to back this up, but I feel like Buck never wears the Spring Training hats.
I mean my man is still wearing stirrups so he definitely is a uniform guy
I don’t recall him wearing them when managing the Orioles.
I love the pretentiousness of “The Carolina Panthers have embarked on a new era here in 2023” in the Panthers Wire release. Oh really? And what exactly defines this new era? The fact that you’re redoing your crappy uniforms? If so, then yes, I’m sure all of sports are excited about this new era. Because the old era was so memorable.
For the life of me, I can’t get the hatred against the Panthers uniforms. They have worn them since day one (when they were widely praised) and the only factor letting them down has been the manufacturer. All they need is detail work.
The helmet stripe treatment has always bothered me, but really that’s it.
I had (actually still have) those pencils. But I never had that case/packaging. My dad got them through the school he taught at. I got a new one every week until I had the entire NFL. There was an MLB set too (slightly different design).
Yes, I’m a weirdo and never actually used any of them.
Don’t start using them now; the erasers are gonna be as hard as rocks.
I have those pencils, unused as well, and can confirm that the erasers are rock hard.
From the Six Nations Rugby last weekend. Both Scotland and Italy have a primary Blue Kit (although Scotlands is more Navy than the Italy Blue. Solution? Scotland pulls out its awesome lavender/blue/lavender alternates…as the home side.
In test rugby it is traditional for the home team to change where there is a clash. This year also saw France change at home to Scotland while Italy changed at home to France. It actually works out nicely in that the schedule means every year each of the three blue teams will wear their change kit once.
It’s not a tradition that is kept at club level though (or not nearly as much at least). Still though, it’s one of those nice “rugby is a game for thugs, played by gentlemen” kind of things in that the onus is on the home team to be a good host and not inconvenience their guests.
The opposition to the new Pullman, WA logo, from one of the councilmembers (Pullman being the home of Washington State):
“(Councilmember Macoll) said that while she recommended the design firm for the project, she ended up being surprised and disappointed with the finalized logo. There are no features of WSU on the logo, and Macoll said that WSU alumni would be disappointed in the logo and not recognize it as being symbolic of Pullman. ”
Seems like a bit of a miss…
Could just be me but the color of the hats for the Marlins looks off. Maybe it’s just the lighting? Of course the inability to keep a uniform centering is bothersome.
Also, not really looking forward to a redesign of the Panthers uniforms. I liked their uniforms minus the light blue tops and black pants. They redid their word mark a few years ago and ruined it.
The “F” on center on the Marlins cap is definitely the way it should be.
I have always wondered why the Panthers stripes are halfway down the sleeve on the retain jerseys?