July 11, 2012
(Picture credit: visitkc.com)
We’ve always liked the picture of the all star game teams lining up on both base lines, one side in all home white, the other in all road gray while each team member is introduced, as they did for last night’s lackluster, one-sided affair with the National League coasting 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Besides the various colored shoes which seemingly is the latest trend, there was the movement of non—planned memorial patches honoring the Mets Gary Carter and the Padres Darrel Akerfelds to the top of the left chest of those team's respective all star jerseys in order to affix the all star patch to the right sleeve.
But MLB allowed the patch to be moved to the left side of the sleeve on the jersey of the Red Sox David Ortiz, because the Fenway Park 100th anniversary patch was formally scheduled all season on the right sleeve.
Authentic Store Buzz: If you are a fan of the long gone but certainly not forgotten World Hockey Association, then PLA has you covered.
New snap back caps for several of the teams have arrived, including the Philadelphia Blazers, Indianapolis Racers, and Cleveland Crusaders, (pictured above-left to right).
Please join us a week from tomorrow, Thursday, July 19, as we welcome former Philadelphia Atoms soccer goalkeeper, and current Philadelphia Union broadcaster Bob Rigby to our Center City Philly store meeting with fans and signing autographs from 11:30-12:30.
Rigby, a Philadelphia-area native, helped lead the Atoms to the 1973 North American Soccer league Championship in his and the team’s rookie season, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, as the Atoms were the first U.S. team in any sports to win a professional championship in its first season.
We’ll have a reprint of the SI cover for Bob to sign. Hope to see you at out store as the soccer community in the Philly region will be alive with the MLS All Star Game the following week.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What major college basketball conference was the first to put players names on the back of the uniforms? Answer on Thursday.
Tuesday’s answer: The Cincinnati Reds. Instead of the MLB 125th anniversary patch, the Reds wore a Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869 team picture as a patch.
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