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  1. In the same vein as the Tigers' one-off alternate, I'd love to see a list of games that the Red Sox wore their red and white alternate caps, which were introduced in 1997 and promptly abandoned. I know that the red hats were worn on a few occasions - or at least, more than once. I actually owned one of these. It was noteworthy because the "B" was white, and not blue, like the throwback hats that could be bought at the time. The white hats, on the other hand, I can only definitely remember being worn once. This was the game that the new mascot, Wally the Green Monster, was introduced (and roundly booed). This was 04/13/1997, and it was billed as "Kid's Day" or something to that effect. I don't recall the white hats ever being worn after that.
  2. My favorite thing about Piazza on the Marlins is that while his time with the Marlins only amounted to .245% of his career plate appearances, he did pick up 12.5% of his career triples!
  3. Wow, I have no memory of the Cardinals ever not having front uniform numbers. I've seen the McGwire record-setting home run a million times, and in fact own that book thing Sporting News made, but would have bet every cent in my bank account that that uniform had numbers on the front. This feels like a Berenstein/Berenstain Bears thing here...
  4. In the same vein: Cam Neely, for the non-hockey people. 10 seasons with the Bruins, his last came in these things.
  5. This is probably buried somewhere in this thread, but maybe this will come as news to somebody other than me: this weekend I was watching this clip of an old Cam Neely fight from 1993: This clip seemed really strange to me, because the game is clearly not at the Boston Garden or the Spectrum. But the game took place in the middle of the season, so it wasn't a pre-season game or anything. It turns out that for the 1993-94 NHL season, there were 26 neutral site games, and the game that this clip is from was one of them (at the Target Center in Minneapolis). Apparently these games served as test games for future league expansion. I have no recollection of this at all! Anyways, here's a link to the full list of games, with locations and attendance figures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993–94_NHL_season#Neutral_site_games Man, some of those games were very poorly attended. It's pretty understandable, though. How many people in Minneapolis are going to trudge out to a late-season match-up between Winnipeg and Ottawa?
  6. These jerseys just SCREAM "focus grouped". Four people said they didn't like the color yellow, five said they didn't like the color brown, but hey, everybody likes blue! That means they'll buy blue stuff! BLUE AND WHITE IT IS! And I guarantee you some marketing stooge primarily used the adjective "clean" when referring to the set. It's really hard to get angry at something so blase, but you've done the trick, San Diego.
  7. Hah, right on cue, the Portland Pirates brought back their original away jersey as an alternate. edit: trying to quote my original post in this thread, but failed. My work computer cannot handle this site, for whatever reason.
  8. Is that Stars jersey a concept or something? Never seen it.
  9. I'm having serious trouble posting images for some reason, but the Portland Pirates nailed it on their first attempt. I haven't a clue why they'd ditch that logo and uniform set.
  10. When the Red Sox used their "Dangling Sox" alternate hat, they wore their regular helmets. I hated that hat and the mismatched helmet just cemented it. Maybe this mismatch is more common than I'm thinking when it comes to alternate hats.
  11. Is it telling that the Penguins wore those uniforms for two straight games?
  12. The Rangers used the diagonal script for decades before the Penguins introduced their original script uniform, which lasted for one season. They were the only team using the script for a good 30 years or so after that until the Pens reintroduced the script for a few seasons. I think it's totally fair to say that the Rangers own the diagonal script. Maybe I'm off in my history, but I'm pretty sure the junior teams using the script were just borrowing from the Rangers anyways. It'd be like another team using a spoked letter logo as their crest. I don't get the Flames. They have such a gorgeous uniform history, and yet they continue to trot out their Reebokified ugly primaries and the most uninspired third jerseys in the league. Guhhhhhhhhhh, how is that possible. There are such easy fixes available to you, just use them.
  13. I'll nominate the University of Maine. Strong, identifiable brand. Extra credit for the amazingly consistent colors and logos. And maybe the best jersey in college hockey?
  14. Now, Nordiques is an obvious choice for Quebec. But here's an identity from the AHL that I absolutely loved (the colors, the jerseys, the primary and secondary logos, everything): Quebec Citadelles