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  1. It is still listed on the official Pirates store but I can't find any pictures of a player wearing one...
  2. I just noticed that Yahoo Sports has this logo up in the "top Performers" part of their box score for Northwestern. Is this an official logo in any way? Where did it come from?
  3. I have to say - I have a lot of friends who are sports fans, none of whom are big on logos/unis like myself, but they all agree that they want to have that orange hat. I have plenty of problems with this set, but aesthetically it has it's pluses - I plan on buying the orange hat and most everyone I have talked to will either do the same or wishes they could but don't want to spend $35 to get it. Say what you will about this set from our standpoint, but as far as marketing goes, I think the Marlins may have hit a home run here...
  4. They sell Tampa Bay gear at the metrodome? that's weird. And in 1997 the Devil Rays didn't exist yet. I'm guessing that either they unveiled logos far in advance or that you are mistaken with the year. anyway, that hat is sick! Ha, yeah, it was definitely 1997, I guess that was back in the time when stadiums sold gear from other teams (most places I've been to since don't). There is a picture of 11 year old me wearing that hat at a Twins/Yankees game in 1997 somewhere. I'm sure they just got the basic concept out ASAP to try to maximize sales.
  5. Interesting, I actually own this hat. It's an adjustable one that I bought at the Metrodome in 1997 and I always assumed they wore it at some point, but it looks like maybe not?
  6. I went to a TJ Maxx in Des Moines and they had about 50 small/medium 2007 Twins BP hats for $7.99. Not bad!
  7. Nice, I always thought it would be cool to see the famous color swatch for my alma mater (Augsburg). Interesting to see that they went darker for both colors in 2002. Guess I'm lucky to be from an A school, thanks ColorWerx!
  8. Craig Heyward maybe? He played for Pitt in the late 80's, but I don't know what his number was. He was #34 in the NFL, but I can't find any pictures that show his number at Pitt.
  9. What did that even look like? I don't think I've ever seen it...
  10. I stopped at a TJ Maxx in Des Moines the other day and they had one US baseball hat left, and what do you know, it was my size. Not a bad pickup for $8...
  11. Just when I'm sick and tired of you jokers making a "MCDONALDS LULZ" post, this one goes and puts three of the same unfunny joke into one singular post. Congratulations. I guess I'm not sure what you're saying. He makes a good point... If red and yellow automatically makes people think of McDonalds, then their marketing team IS doing a very good job. That is entirely different than the usual "MCDONALDS LULZ" posts.
  12. I don't know a lot about the technicalities of logos, but I know that I see a green C in that logo before a G and to say that is a B in any way is just a lie.
  13. I dunno, seems to me like there's a lot of solid possibilities on this roster. Greg Vaughn, John Jaha, BJ Surhoff, Pat Listach, Cal Eldred... or you could always go with Phil Garner, too. I recently picked up a '99 road Brewers jersey for a shade under $50 on eBay. I'm having EPS sew on the County Stadium patch and add Jim Abbott's number 25. When I went there last week, Terry (I think it was Terry, anyway) took one look at it and said, "Oh yeah, that one's no problem." Ah, what a magical place. I don't even like the Brewers but if I saw someone walking around with a 1994 John Jaha jersey, I would probably love them forever. So you would have that going for you.
  14. ladies and gentlemen, we have our first leak (it's very close, at least). I noticed you didn't respond to the cream Mets prediction. A good sign I hope...
  15. I only have two of those, and they certainly don't shrink to your head as well, but there is no doubt that it is slightly tighter than it was before the water treatment. You're right though, it's not the magic bullet it used to be. What you're left with is a hat where the front pretty much rests on your head, but has a little excess fabric. I still prefer this to the billboard look, so I rip out the insides regardless.
  16. I know some people don't like to do it, but I always rip out the plastic insides that make the front panel stand up. Then I turn on the shower to the highest temp I can stand, soak the hat, and wear it in the shower for 15 minutes or so. Then I get out and let it dry to my head. I still have a couple hats that are a little loose even after that, but about 25/30 fitted new eras that I have fit perfectly from doing that. And 2 of the ones that don't fit are the old Diamond Collection ones, which aren't so receptive to that treatment.
  17. Honestly, I watch King of Queens way too much and it's hard for me to not think of Spence's character when I see Oswalt. But the preview makes his acting look pretty believable. This is worth following both to see what the league does and how good the movie is.
  18. Which is why it's silly to put it on a sports jersey. Put it on fan t-shirts that will be sold locally, but not on a jersey that's just going to make the rest of the country go "huh?" As someone who lives in Portland and understands the locals embrace of "rip city," I completely agree. It's a widely recognized regional nickname that almost nobody outside of Portland seems to recognize. It should have been left as a fan apparel. But at the same time, I think it's hard to make the argument that this is just about making more money from jersey sales. I can't see why anybody would buy these outside of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Unless, of course, you like wearing shirts that prompt people to ask, "what does that mean? Yes, people don't know about it now, but you can't tell me that after this year, everyone who watches the Blazers play, in person, highlight, etc. and see's these jerseys won't at least add 1 and 1 and know that Portland=Rip City. I'm sure that anyone watching Sportscenter will hear a witty remark from a host about the history or something, or they may end up wiki'ing it for more info. This Rip City nickname will definitely become more known with these. No offense to the great people of Oregon, but I highly doubt this will be the case. How do you figure? I had never heard of it, none of my friends had ever heard of it, and now we know because of the jerseys. I'm sure there will be all kinds of people who at least see them on Sportcenter or something. Basically, even if not a lot, it will become more well known.
  19. So these don't even have proper trim or anything? That means they are basically just knockoff, cheap looking, practice type jerseys. What the hell Nets?
  20. I'd prefer nothing on the collar, but this is fine I guess. Based on Hawkeye fans' responses to the new logo and those crazy feather uniforms, I doubt people would be too happy about a major change. The new cut of uniforms makes the stripes look pretty bad, but I doubt they're going anywhere anytime soon...
  21. Suck. Suck. And Mega-Suck. I sincerely believe that if all of these teams hadn't gone so completely off-the charts with designs and colors in the '90s, we wouldn't have the resurgence in "retro" crap that we have now. If teams had just gone through a natural progression of modifications instead of (for example) - Pistons Teal and Warriors' Power Rangers - the old stuff wouldn't look as good as it apparently seems to the majority of fans. We don't need complete overhauls of identities (for the most part), just bring them along into the present day. I still cannot believe that the Pistons completely changed their colors to go to that teal scheme. I have repressed all memory of them in action and looking at old pictures and both scary and disturbing...
  22. I thought it was entirely at New Hope. I stand corrected. Yeah, some of it was definitely at Augsburg. It was weird because I just graduated from there and when I first stepped into the hockey rink, the movie came flashing back to me. It is also one of two sports claims to fame we have (Devean George!!)
  23. I like Paul, but I can barely stand the comments section on the Uniwatch site anymore. It used to be high quality discussion relating to that day's column... now it's just a small group of idiots making the same tired jokes everyday and ignoring almost all information not coming from the regulars. On top of that, I really don't like any of the columns that "LI Phil" writes, and that seems to be almost half of them these days...
  24. I got my teal Marlins cap on ebay for 10 bucks. In fact, the same guy (popmoonz) still has them for sale. The one I got was legit, had the Diamond Collection (I think that's what it is) tag from the 90's still on it. Here's one of the one's he has for sale:|294%3A50 EDIT: Also, as far as size goes, I got a 7 3/8 (my usual size) and it was a little big. I was able to shrink it by soaking it and letting it dry to my head though... so keep that in mind.