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Thursday, July 20, 2017

NYDN: Todd Frazier hopes to talk to Paul O’Neill about wearing No. 21 with Yankees

Still too soon?

The last guy who wore “The Warrior’s” old number got booed.

Now, Todd Frazier wants his shot at wearing Paul O’Neill’s No. 21.

“I was a big Paul O’Neill fan (growing up), that’s why I wear the No. 21,” said Frazier, who also reportedly grew up rooting for the Red Sox at the same time. “Hopefully I can talk to him, and maybe I can get the number before I get home.”

LaTroy Hawkins briefly wore No. 21 in 2008 before getting booed by Yankees fans and switching to No. 22. No. 21 is not retired by the Yankees.

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 20, 2017 at 11:21 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: latroy hawkins, todd frazier, uniforms, yankees

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Memo: MLB players can use nicknames on back of jersey, wear bright-colored shoes during ‘Players Wee

He hate me!

Major League Baseball will relax its uniform rules for a weekend later this season, allowing players to put nicknames on the back of their jerseys, wear fluorescent-colored shoes and personalize a patch paying tribute to someone instrumental in their development, according to a memo obtained by Yahoo Sports.

The event, called Players Weekend, is planned for Aug. 25-27 and was negotiated between the league and MLB Players Association. Players long have sought to express their personal style on the field and capitalize on the intersection of fashion and sports in a way other leagues don’t allow, and the result will be a test of boundaries baseball may be inclined to stretch in the future depending on the weekend’s success.

Players will have the option to wear a jersey with a nickname – though they are limited to just one, according to the memo, and “inappropriate or offensive” nicknames will be banned.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 14, 2017 at 05:56 PM | 88 comment(s)
  Beats: player's weekend, uniforms

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sports on Earth:  If the Yanks Retired Every Number .

22—Allie Reynolds, RHP, 1947-1954

Acquired from Cleveland straight-up for Hall of Famer Joe Gordon after the 1946 season, the hard-throwing Reynolds was a five-time All-Star and six-time World Champion in New York, finishing in the top three in the AL MVP Award voting in both 1950 and ‘51. Primarily a starter, he also appeared regularly in relief, both in the regular season and World Series….

43—Jeff Nelson, RHP, 1996-2000, 2003

A right-handed, side-arming set-up man with the Frisbee slider and chainsaw-starting celebration, Nelson left his mark on the great late ‘90s Yankees teams, posting a 139 ERA+ in his five full seasons in New York….

99—Aaron Judge, OF, 2016-present

Judge is actually the third Yankee to wear No. 99. Righty reliever Brian Bruney wore it in 2009, and Charlie “King Kong” Keller wore it in his final Major League season, which consisted of a pinch-hit strikeout and a single inning as a defensive replacement in left field. The question is: Will Judge be the LAST Yankee to wear the number?

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 14, 2017 at 01:09 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: uniforms, yankees

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-29-2017

Harrisburg Telegraph, March 29, 1917:

When the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox took the field at Red Elm Park, Memphis, yesterday, for the first road game of their spring championship series, the town folk of the Southern burg witnessed an innovation in baseball. Players of both teams wore on the sleeves of their uniforms identification numbers similar to those adopted by some of the leading universities for their bootball warriors.

Cool. I’m enjoying seeing the occasional reference to uniform numbers as they slowly get adopted.

No mentions in today’s papers of yesterday’s dugout story, Heinie Groh leaving Reds camp early and going home to Cincinnati. I guess it must not have been a big deal.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 29, 2017 at 10:33 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, uniforms

Friday, March 17, 2017

Why do the A’s wear green? You can thank Charlie Finley | MLB.com

Though many of Finley’s ideas have now faded away into the annals of baseball history—there are no more hot pants days, mules named “Charlie O” or orange baseballs filling your broadcast—the Athletics are synonymous with the green and gold.

When you watch all the green on the field for St. Patricks Day, don’t just thank the 1978 Reds for being the first to start the tradition. Thank Charlie Finley for proving, long before the days of alternate jerseys, that fans do want colorful unis.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 17, 2017 at 05:47 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, charlie finley, uniforms

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rockies’ new color of purple drawing mixed reviews in clubhouse – The Denver Post

Now it’s actually purple.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 17, 2017 at 08:17 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: rockies, uniforms

 

 

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