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2013-08-19 04:47:24 PM  
The Nats should be in last place for no other reason than their logo makes me wonder if my prescription is ready.
 
2013-08-19 04:48:19 PM  

rickythepenguin: rickythepenguin: San Dog cammies. those are tight.

Bermuda59: Padres are boring, but their Sunday military jerseys are pretty cool.

agreed, but it is strange since San Dog isn't really a military town.


yeah only one of the biggest naval installations on the West Coast.
 
2013-08-19 04:50:04 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The Yankees don't put names on their road uni's.  It comes off a little like 'We are the NEW YORK YANKEES! Of course you know all our players by their numbers!!'  Arrogant.

Or it's exactly as they've been wearing their uniforms since numbers on the back became a thing, and there's no reason to change just because you missed the lineup introductions while standing in line for a beer or are too dumb to look at the screen or listen to the PA when each player comes to the plate.


In 1929, when numbers became a thing, there were only 7 other teams in your league and no inter-league games except the World Series.   If you couldn't figure out the regular line-ups and a pitcher, you just weren't following baseball. I think it is better looking to have only numbers, but when the other, now, 29 teams are putting names on their road uniforms, it seems a little cocky.

Personally, I'd rather everybody just have numbers and I buy a program, anyway.  Maybe haze rookies by having their uniforms be the only ones with names...they only get a 'real' jersey when they've been on the roster for at least 90 games.
 
2013-08-19 04:50:48 PM  

bluenote13: buckeyebrain: Gunny Highway: Dont the Indians have a red C on their cap now?  I thought Wahoo went away a few years back.

They still pull out Wahoo on occasion, like yesterday (though they had the red-C batting helmets) against the A's.

Isn't 'pulling out Wahoo' what got David Cone in trouble years ago in NY?

Obviously I am partial to St Louis but Pittsburgh is ranked way too low as are the Yankees.

I would say:
1 - Cardinals
2 - Yankees
3 - Dodgers
4 - Tigers
5 - Pirates


Love the Pirates Sunday home '70's throwbacks but they've been wearing the black pajama top with the big "P" too much.
 
2013-08-19 04:52:01 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Yanks_RSJ: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The Yankees don't put names on their road uni's.  It comes off a little like 'We are the NEW YORK YANKEES! Of course you know all our players by their numbers!!'  Arrogant.

Or it's exactly as they've been wearing their uniforms since numbers on the back became a thing, and there's no reason to change just because you missed the lineup introductions while standing in line for a beer or are too dumb to look at the screen or listen to the PA when each player comes to the plate.

In 1929, when numbers became a thing, there were only 7 other teams in your league and no inter-league games except the World Series.   If you couldn't figure out the regular line-ups and a pitcher, you just weren't following baseball. I think it is better looking to have only numbers, but when the other, now, 29 teams are putting names on their road uniforms, it seems a little cocky.

Personally, I'd rather everybody just have numbers and I buy a program, anyway.  Maybe haze rookies by having their uniforms be the only ones with names...they only get a 'real' jersey when they've been on the roster for at least 90 games.


See, I think ONLY road unis should have the names. You should know who is on your team, but the visiting team? Why should I have to follow them to know who is who? Go ahead and tell me by putting their name on the back. Also, it let's their mothers know who they are.
 
2013-08-19 04:55:23 PM  
Red Sox and Indians should be higher.

Phillies should be second to last only to Miami.  Philly's unis are HORRENDOUS.
 
2013-08-19 04:56:15 PM  

Gunny Highway: SlagginOff: I like when people say a sporting uniform is "classy."

I like people who say "sporting uniform."


Well, the blog is called "Uni watch," and unless "uni" means sea urchin in this context, then I can only assume that we're talking about uniforms that are used for playing sports.

Although this is probably the first and only time I'll ever use the term.
 
2013-08-19 04:56:47 PM  
What's the creel limit today?  Getting lots of bites.
 
2013-08-19 04:59:47 PM  
The orioles unis look like they were made for a high-fallutin little league team, not a professional baseball club.
 
2013-08-19 05:03:10 PM  

SlagginOff: Gunny Highway: SlagginOff: I like when people say a sporting uniform is "classy."

I like people who say "sporting uniform."

Well, the blog is called "Uni watch," and unless "uni" means sea urchin in this context, then I can only assume that we're talking about uniforms that are used for playing sports.

Although this is probably the first and only time I'll ever use the term.



sporting sporting uniforms is not very sporting of you, old sport
 
2013-08-19 05:03:33 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: In 1929, when numbers became a thing, there were only 7 other teams in your league and no inter-league games except the World Series.   If you couldn't figure out the regular line-ups and a pitcher, you just weren't following baseball. I think it is better looking to have only numbers, but when the other, now, 29 teams are putting names on their road uniforms, it seems a little cocky.


I guess I'm not understanding how it's "cocky" to keep your uniforms nearly exactly as they have been since adding the interlocking NY to the front of the home jersey in 1936.  The road "NEW YORK" jersey has been essentially unchanged since 5 years before that.
 
2013-08-19 05:03:58 PM  

rickythepenguin: agreed, but it is strange since San Dog isn't really a military town.


Uh.... which San Diego have you been to? This is really a head-scratcher here. Are you trolling us? I can't tell.


IAmRight: It's dumb, but most sports coverage is dumb.


That's a really good point.


Also, I think it's weird to have a strong opinion one way or the other on names on the backs of jerseys. Really, that is a strange thing to be passionate about.
 
2013-08-19 05:07:16 PM  

KingKauff: See, I think ONLY road unis should have the names. You should know who is on your team, but the visiting team? Why should I have to follow them to know who is who? Go ahead and tell me by putting their name on the back. Also, it let's their mothers know who they are.


I think you're only thinking about the people who have been fans for a while. What about new fans? Little kids who may not know everyone's name yet? It's not all about you, dude.
 
2013-08-19 05:08:17 PM  
content.sportslogos.net
Bring this back full time.
 
2013-08-19 05:09:47 PM  

show me: The best logo in all of sports: The Birds on the Bat. End of story, done.


It's certainly up there. Here's my favorite sports logos:

content.sportslogos.net
I love that this is an eagle, a W and features the Capitol dome.

content.sportslogos.net
The only flaw in this logo is that the bird's eyes are looking backwards like they're rolling their eyes at each other or just had an argument and don't want to make eye contact.

content.sportslogos.net
Not sure why there's a sad robot reading a book hidden in the snout.

content.sportslogos.net

content.sportslogos.net

Aside from the Caps, none of these are my teams. I just think they are great logos.
 
2013-08-19 05:11:41 PM  
all time best

slanchreport.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-19 05:13:12 PM  

LucklessWonder: the bird's eyes are looking backwards like they're rolling their eyes at each other or just had an argument engaged in a really freaky, deviant kind of sex last night because it was his birthday and she felt like one day out of the year she would let him have "that" and so the entire next day they don't want to make eye contact.


dude what?  what's wrong with you?
 
2013-08-19 05:14:43 PM  

Piizzadude: all time best


 ha.  i saw where some NBA players were saying they won't want to wear the form-fitting uniform tops because they'll look "funny".  and of course i'm sure in the NBA they won't get made fun of.
 
2013-08-19 05:15:38 PM  

rickythepenguin: LucklessWonder: the bird's eyes are looking backwards like they're rolling their eyes at each other or just had an argument engaged in a really freaky, deviant kind of sex last night because it was his birthday and she felt like one day out of the year she would let him have "that" and so the entire next day they don't want to make eye contact.

dude what?  what's wrong with you?


Once yo go cloaca you never go broke-a

/No idea how to pronounce cloaca
 
2013-08-19 05:23:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-19 05:24:04 PM  
 

robbiex0r: [content.sportslogos.net image 371x394]

Bring this back full time.


One of the best sporting logos of all time. 'Tis quite clever.


LucklessWonder: /No idea how to pronounce cloaca


clo-AWK-ah

There. Now you know how to say bird vagina.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-19 05:27:47 PM  

Nabb1: The Nats should be in last place for no other reason than their logo makes me wonder if my prescription is ready.


You don't like the Wranglers' logo? (That's the first thing I thought of; odd that I never made the Walgreen's connection).
 
2013-08-19 05:27:59 PM  
Di Atribe:
LucklessWonder: /No idea how to pronounce cloaca

clo-AWK-ah

There. Now you know how to say bird vagina.

[i.imgur.com image 424x426]


Thanks Di. I'll hold off on belittling your NFL team for the rest of preseason to compensate.
 
2013-08-19 05:29:46 PM  

Di Atribe: There. Now you know how to say bird vagina.


oh, AND IT JUST HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS TO BE A CARDINAL, HUH?  IGNORE LIST.  DEAD TO ME.
 
2013-08-19 05:35:12 PM  

rickythepenguin: Di Atribe: There. Now you know how to say bird vagina.

oh, AND IT JUST HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS TO BE A CARDINAL, HUH?  IGNORE LIST.  DEAD TO ME.


It was apropos to the article.
 
2013-08-19 05:36:28 PM  
While I like the Astros "orange rainbow" uniforms as well, I would like to see the midnight blue/gold star combo come back again
 
2013-08-19 05:42:29 PM  

LucklessWonder: Thanks Di. I'll hold off on belittling your NFL team for the rest of preseason to compensate.


I'm here for you, Lucky. And I guess I'm sorry about the "gentlemen & Craig" comment. I'll pick on mucky next time. How's RG3 doing? Are all of his sticks in working order yet?


rickythepenguin: oh, AND IT JUST HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS TO BE A CARDINAL, HUH? IGNORE LIST. DEAD TO ME.


LIES! YOU CANNOT RESIST ME!  Also, do you know how freakin hard it was to find a cardinal not being farking graceful & gorgeous? I think I literally found the only picture of a cardinal being derpy.
 
2013-08-19 05:49:09 PM  
SportsLogos uniform tracker is pretty dope. They're keeping track of the win-loss ratios of every team's shirts and hats.
 
2013-08-19 05:49:48 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, do you know how freakin hard it was to find a cardinal not being farking graceful & gorgeous? I think I literally found the only picture of a cardinal being derpy.


ha, that's funny.

i remember golfing in tucson right about this time of year a fwe years back.  heard a really odd bird call.  turned around, a bright red cardinal was watching me.  i said to my playing partners, "that right there is an omen, fellas."

and i was proven right.  that was the super bowl season!

/fark you, santonio holmes
//he caught the ball, cardinal fans.  accept it.
///aaron francisco, only if you hadn't slipped.  if you hadn't slipped.....dammit.
 
2013-08-19 05:57:23 PM  

Di Atribe: robbiex0r: [content.sportslogos.net image 371x394]

Bring this back full time.

One of the best sporting logos of all time. 'Tis quite clever.


LucklessWonder: /No idea how to pronounce cloaca

clo-AWK-ah

There. Now you know how to say bird vagina.

[i.imgur.com image 424x426]


The fact that the bird pictured is a male changes nothing.  NOTHING!
 
2013-08-19 06:04:12 PM  

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Thanks Di. I'll hold off on belittling your NFL team for the rest of preseason to compensate.

I'm here for you, Lucky. And I guess I'm sorry about the "gentlemen & Craig" comment. I'll pick on mucky next time. How's RG3 doing? Are all of his sticks in working order yet?


He looked okay and wasn't noticeably favoring one leg over teh other on the one day I visited training camp, and he did a little bit in 7 on 7 walkthroughs but can't really judge till a game situation, and that's not happening in pre-season.
 
2013-08-19 06:06:29 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: it seems like the guy likes blue, not red...got it

cubs, royals, blue jays blue are 'top looks in the game', 'underrated' and 'easy on the eyes' while red sox, reds, nats and angels red is 'garish' and 'a no-no'


You think that's bad?  If you're a regular reader of his actual blog you would see that the dude really hates purple.
 
2013-08-19 06:08:44 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The fact that the bird pictured is a male changes nothing. NOTHING!


Oh. Uhmmm.... hm. Bird anus? Wait, how can you even tell? Or do I even want to know....
 
2013-08-19 06:39:09 PM  

Di Atribe: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The fact that the bird pictured is a male changes nothing. NOTHING!

Oh. Uhmmm.... hm. Bird anus? Wait, how can you even tell? Or do I even want to know....


Sexual Dimorphism.  Adult male cardinals are that bright red color.  Females and juveniles are more brownish.
However, according to Wikipedia, both use a cloaca to reproduce, so it really does change nothing.
 
2013-08-19 06:41:25 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Di Atribe: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: The fact that the bird pictured is a male changes nothing. NOTHING!

Oh. Uhmmm.... hm. Bird anus? Wait, how can you even tell? Or do I even want to know....

Sexual Dimorphism.  Adult male cardinals are that bright red color.  Females and juveniles are more brownish.
However, according to Wikipedia, both use a cloaca to reproduce, so it really does change nothing.


Dont birds have vents or something like that?
 
2013-08-19 06:43:22 PM  
Only on fark could a discussion on baseball uniforms devolve into the mechanics of birds farking.
 
2013-08-19 06:53:06 PM  

rickythepenguin: rickythepenguin: San Dog cammies. those are tight.

Bermuda59: Padres are boring, but their Sunday military jerseys are pretty cool.

agreed, but it is strange since San Dog isn't really a military town.


i0.kym-cdn.com

Also, as TFA said, bring back the BROWN! The 70's Padre unis were so ugly, they were AWESOME.

blog.mlive.com

a2.espncdn.com

a.espncdn.com
 
2013-08-19 07:01:30 PM  
A's #3! w00t!
 
2013-08-19 07:04:55 PM  
I find it amusing that even with that horrific red jigaboo on their uniforms, the Indians were still ranked higher than both the Marlins and the Padres.

Personally, I've always thought the Mets' home jerseys were pretty slick, and also the green-gold-white combo they're working in Oakland.  Anything to get away from the generic white-and-red-and/or-blue that too many teams seem to default to.  Also, I'd like to see the Mariners adopt the color scheme that the Seahawks and the Sounders use - I think that the lime green and navy blue combination works really well, and it'd make it so Pittsburgh wasn't the only city where all of their sports teams have the same colors.
 
2013-08-19 07:11:18 PM  

zombiegoat: The A's unis ranked third?  Really?  Ahead of the Yankees?

/A's fan, and happy but a little confused


I was just happy for the Charlie Finley love.
 
2013-08-19 07:42:41 PM  
The Rockies being the only team that wears purple should be somewhat higher.
 
2013-08-19 08:17:18 PM  

rickythepenguin: tricycleracer: Dodger blue and Cubs blue are the same color.

but the dodgers use of blue is better.  the cubs togs aren't bad, they just aren't anywhere near as cool as LA's.


Yeah the unsullied white with the red number looks pretty awesome, and while I farking hate the Dodgers, they have a sweet uni.
 
2013-08-19 08:23:56 PM  

show me: The best logo in all of sports: The Birds on the Bat. End of story, done.


Way to f*ck up an age-old Fark meme. God you Cards fans are a bunch of goddamn rubes. Go abort yourself.
 
2013-08-19 08:44:31 PM  

buckeyebrain: Gunny Highway: Dont the Indians have a red C on their cap now?  I thought Wahoo went away a few years back.

They still pull out Wahoo on occasion, like yesterday (though they had the red-C batting helmets) against the A's.


I love how ESPN slams Cleveland for a racist logo, yet THEY are the ones benefiting from that very same cool logo by plastering it all over their site and broadcasts     If ESPN truly felt it was so bad, then use the C or the I, instead... Don't leach off Wahoo, then claim its un-PC.
 
2013-08-19 08:49:06 PM  

rickythepenguin: /fark you, santonio holmes
//he caught the ball, cardinal fans. accept it.


I know he caught it. Go back to the part during Harrison's pick 6 where Fitz was about to catch him when Antrel Rolle blocked Fitz because he was leaning onto the field. Slowed Fitz down enough that he couldn't catch him before the goal line.
 
2013-08-19 09:03:35 PM  

uknowzit: Go A's!


[content.sportslogos.net image 472x555]


Ditto.  I just wish they had more merchandise online.

uniformlineup2012.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-19 09:17:50 PM  

Nabb1: The Nats should be in last place for no other reason than their logo makes me wonder if my prescription is ready.


Don't be hating on the W. That's my favorite part of their uniform. They were using that way before Walgreens stole it.

dcbaseballhistory.com

/hot
 
2013-08-19 11:04:21 PM  

T.rex: THEY are the ones benefiting from that very same cool logo by plastering it all over their site and broadcasts


How, perchance, do they benefit from that?

The universe is laughing behind your back: Don't be hating on the W. That's my favorite part of their uniform. They were using that way before Walgreens stole it.


That's not "they".
 
2013-08-19 11:05:38 PM  

T.rex: buckeyebrain: Gunny Highway: Dont the Indians have a red C on their cap now?  I thought Wahoo went away a few years back.

They still pull out Wahoo on occasion, like yesterday (though they had the red-C batting helmets) against the A's.

I love how ESPN slams Cleveland for a racist logo, yet THEY are the ones benefiting from that very same cool logo by plastering it all over their site and broadcasts     If ESPN truly felt it was so bad, then use the C or the I, instead... Don't leach off Wahoo, then claim its un-PC.


One person writing an opinion column is not "ESPN".  That said, ESPN absolutely should use this:

mlb.imageg.net

Frankly, it looks better than the stupid, racist cartoon.
 
2013-08-19 11:57:15 PM  

LucklessWonder: Only on fark could a discussion on baseball uniforms devolve into the mechanics of birds farking.


Ohgod, Lucky. I can't quit laughing. Tears. Can't breathe. Ohgod.
 
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