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WBC Unis For Opening Night


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I stayed up to watch the beginning of the Korea-Taipei replay on the Disney Sports Network. The thing that struck me is that Korea was wearing the Nike Walk-Off template jersey. I guess Majestic couldn't get to everyone after all. Other than that, nothing to get excited over with the unis.

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On a side note, the guy I was listeing to on Sporting News Radio (Chris Russell, I think) was makign fun of Korea's caps. He said they looked like the mesh caps with the puffy fronts. Certainly not from what I could tell, but I guess any way you can rip on the WBC is better for ratings.

And the later game, Japan-China:

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including Ichiro:

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It looks odd that China has on old English font for their uni's. It also looks odd to me that all of the team's have their country names spelled out in English. Are we that important?

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Japans helmets look really weird. It looks like they have a matte finish(if helmets have any sort of finish?). They remind me of a frying pan for some reason.

by a frying pan do you mean what happens when you get 4 balls while batting..................................a wok

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Japans helmets look really weird. It looks like they have a matte finish(if helmets have any sort of finish?). They remind me of a frying pan for some reason.

by a frying pan do you mean what happens when you get 4 balls while batting..................................a wok

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Actually, that was pretty good.

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Japans helmets look really weird. It looks like they have a matte finish(if helmets have any sort of finish?). They remind me of a frying pan for some reason.

Thats accually fairly common in the Japanese baseball league. The yomiuri giants do their helmets that way and have for quite awhile. I think it looks good.

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It looks odd that China has on old English font for their uni's. It also looks odd to me that all of the team's have their country names spelled out in English. Are we that important?

It would have looked cool to have China in Chinese characters, but given they didn't, I don't mind the old english. I've posted this before, but I'm just glad that China's uniforms don't look like this:

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A little off the point but regarding the English names on the back of the jerseys, I believe they do that as well for their domestic professional teams (soccer, basketball, and baseball) because there are thousands of Chinese characters but only 26 English letters. For a uniform supplier/equipment manager, it's a lot easier to have 26 letter in stock than thousands of characters. Also, it seems to me that the English is more readable from a distance (I can read Chinese as well). Finally, it's not strange to Chinese because official Chinese forms (IDs and passports) require their names in both characters and English scripts--in fact, in China, children learn Chinese in part by learning the pinyin, which are English letters.

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Mizuno made Japan's & Chinese Taipei's unis and their batting helmets looked kind of cool too. The Korea hat is booty. Their uniform reminds me of the Olympics. That ain't a good thing if you remember the 2004 olympics where Nike put one template on everything it seemed.

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It looks like Korea got their caps made at the local screen printer.

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I had a hat that looked just like that (same color, same construction, different logo) when I played Little League in the late 1980's-early 1990's.

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English is the language of world business. Its the language of money. If you want to sell merchandise to one of the countries with the most disposable income (US), things need to be in english.

Plus the other points mentioned about the characters and readablity and such.

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Did anybody notice that the Bat Boys had their own unis? It looked as if they were being employed by the Tokyo Dome!

That's not uncommon... I'm pretty sure the Bat Boys in Montreal would wear Team Quebec uniforms

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Did anybody notice that the Bat Boys had their own unis? It looked as if they were being employed by the Tokyo Dome!

That's not uncommon... I'm pretty sure the Bat Boys in Montreal would wear Team Quebec uniforms

Really? I've been hundreds of Minor League and Major League games in my life, and I have never seen a 'neutral" batboy.

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Did anybody notice that the Bat Boys had their own unis? It looked as if they were being employed by the Tokyo Dome!

that's actually not unique to there...watch a Cubs home game, you'll see neutrally-dressed ballboys.

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so they are not wearing what they are selling on MLB.com? if anyone bought them tihnking they were the real thing got robbed

They weren't selling the Korean stuff on MLB actually...

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