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You know, after reading that and seeing all the errors with Uniforms that have occured recently, it gives me a idea for a Veeck-esque promotion!

RANDOM UNIFORM NIGHT! Each player will have a different uniform! The starting Pitcher will be wearing home unis, catchers will be wearing Home alternates, 1st Basemen's will be wearing road unis, second basemen road alternates, Shortstop will be wearing a batting practice uniform, third base will be wearing a 1940's throwback uniform, the left fielder will be wearing a negro-league uniform, the center fielder will wear a 1980's throwback jersey, the right fielder will wear a uniform that has a special patch commemorating "random uniform day" which will only be worn on that day. The relief pitchers will wear black uniforms. The bench players will have futuristic uniforms, and the manager will wear the uniform/warm-up jacket of the AAA affiliate of the team.

It'd draw THOUSANDS of people to the ballpark I tell you, THOUSANDS! It'd be a sell-out for sure! :P

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Another article today (Tom Verducci at SI.com) mentions unis:

In comparing the Orioles to the Nationals he says:

"Uniforms: Orioles. Baltimore's script ``O's'' practice hats are awful. But the Nationals have too many logos and too many looks and no consistent dominant color. They look like different teams before games, on the road and at home from one night to the next. They need a more integrated look."

I wasn't aware that one road uniform, one home uniform, one road hat and one home hat was considered "too many looks."

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Another article today (Tom Verducci at SI.com) mentions unis:

In comparing the Orioles to the Nationals he says:

"Uniforms: Orioles. Baltimore's script ``O's'' practice hats are awful. But the Nationals have too many logos and too many looks and no consistent dominant color. They look like different teams before games, on the road and at home from one night to the next. They need a more integrated look."

I wasn't aware that one road uniform, one home uniform, one road hat and one home hat was considered "too many looks."

He said "They look like different teams before games, on the road and at home from one night to the next. They need a more integrated look.""

He's absolutely right. The road unis and home unis are different colors and look completely dissimilar to each other.

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Seems to me the Nationals are no worse than the Cardinals... color-wise anyway. The transition from BP to home to road is almost identical-- caps, jerseys, logos, colors, bills, etc. We're just used to them and they're considered untouchable. The STL doesn't match the script, etc. etc. What gives?

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http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=lukas/050420

There's one part of this that, though I know it was completely unintentional and gramatically correct, made me chuckle inappropriately. I won't point it out. See if anyone else sees this correct-but-people-who-dont-know-that-will-still-freak-out usage as well.

I saw it too, has to do with the Dodgers wearing Brooklyn uni's.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=lukas/050420

There's one part of this that, though I know it was completely unintentional and gramatically correct, made me chuckle inappropriately. I won't point it out. See if anyone else sees this correct-but-people-who-dont-know-that-will-still-freak-out usage as well.

I saw it too, has to do with the Dodgers wearing Brooklyn uni's.

Exactly.

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I don't see it either, and I've read through it 3 times.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I guess I'm not the only one who noticed this! They changed it already!

Here's what it says now:

A few days after that, on April 15th, the Dodgers celebrated the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's 1947 debut by wearing old-school "Brooklyn" jerseys for a home game against the Padres -- a classy move, except for a few problems. For starters, the Dodgers never wore "Brooklyn" at home. More importantly, they didn't wear "Brooklyn" at all in 1947. In fact, Robinson never wore a "Brooklyn" jersey at any point during his career -- the team's last "Brooklyn"-emblazoned season was 1945, when Robinson was still in the Negro Leagues. Of course, Robbie never wore his pants like this either, so historically inaccurate jerseys were the least of the Dodgers' problems here.

What it had originally said was, "a classy move, except for a few niggling problems." Now, 'niggling' is in fact a real word. But man, what an AWFUL place to use an obscure word like that - talking about Jackie Robinson, of all people. Talk about the most rascist freudian slip ever. I'm certainly not saying Uni Watch is racist, because I don't believe that to be true at all.. just pretty funny.

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Er, the problem wasn't the use of the word "niggling" (which is a perfectly acceptable word), it was a misspelling of Brooklyn as "Brookyn."

That's well, completely incorrect.

But since the word niggling is not a bad word and was totally used in context, I don't see the problem.

Edit to say: nevermind...I don't want to argue about this.

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