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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-1-2014

El Paso Herald, May 1, 1914:

George M. Dickson has a baseball scheme that is being seriously considered by several managers…He suggests that every player have a number that is given to him at the start of the season.

For example, if in the entire league there are 160 different players, every player could have his own number from one to 160. Opposite the names of the players in the score program would be printed the same number that the player on the diamond wears on his arm.
...
Dickson believes that if the number system were used the spectators would know who was on the bench as well as on the field and thus know whether any stars were not in the game and exactly at what time such stars might be pressed into service.

I genuinely have no idea who George M. Dickson was, but he’s got a pretty good idea here.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: May 01, 2014 at 11:16 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, uniforms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Design Room: Top 10 Logos in MLB History.

The Montreal Expos (French: Expos de Montréal) team started in 1969 and never changed their logo.  For almost 40 years the team held on to this awesome mark because it was smart and looked great. Expos de Montreal Baseball. That is the secret behind this logo. Interwoven script pieces all come together to abbreviate the full name of the team. This logo is a little dated looking, but I can imagine this being modernized and still looking amazing without significant change. That is how you know this is a good logo. The line work is smooth, it is creative and clever and I commend the designer for coming up with a mark that doesn’t rely on a baseball to remind the viewer that it is a team logo. This is easily one of the smartest logos in baseball history.

I literally went, “Oh wow,” when I read this bit. I’d never understood this about the Expos logo.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Cubs outfielder plays first inning in wrong uniform

At least the Mets all know to wear the same uniform.

The same can’t be said for the woeful Cubbies, whose left fielder Junior Lake played the first inning of Chicago’s game in Pittsburgh Thursday wearing the team’s wrong road uniform.

bobm Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:10 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, uniforms

Monday, March 17, 2014

Calcaterra: The Mets St. Patrick’s Day caps are … horrifying

Can’t sleep, Irish Mr. Met will eat me . . .  can’t sleep, Irish Mr. Met will eat me . . .

I’m too afraid to ask what Mrs. Met is wearing….

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: greenies, mets, uniforms

Monday, March 10, 2014

ESPN: Bacon Gear A Hit With Fans

Since the Lehigh Valley IronPigs put their new, bacon-themed merchandise on sale, they have been as popular as ever. . . On Feb. 24, the team announced its players would wear uniforms for Saturday games featuring a wavy strip of bacon on the hats, jerseys and pants. Since then, the team has sold almost 3,300 of the bacon hats and 1,500 bacon-strip scratch-and-sniff T-shirts that promise to smell through at least 10 trips in the washing machine.
. . .
[T]he team will continue the theme at the ballpark this year, selling bacon-flavored cotton candy and offering free bacon crumbles on all concession items the team sells, from hot dogs to ice cream. The IronPigs are also in the process of developing a race that involves eating a large number of bacon strips at the halfway point. Bloody Mary cocktails, with pieces of bacon in them, of course, will await those who cross the finish line.

Something for the Primate that has everything.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 10, 2014 at 02:11 PM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: fashion sense, food, iron pigs, phillies, souvenirs, uniforms

 

 

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