August 06, 2012
The three previously-scheduled MLB throwback games this past weekend started off on a great note Friday night at Petco Park with the Padres and Mets going back to 1989.
For the Mets, the ’89 season was the middle of three wearing the gray jersey with block lettering and racing stripes made by Rawlings. The Padres were in the second-to-last season of a six-year stretch in which brown and orange were the dominate colors. They also wore a Rawlings jersey that season.
It was also great to see the looser-fitting than the real ’89 versions jersey pants being hiked to allow use of full hosiery and “sanis.”
The Mets did get the Gary Carter “KID 8” patch on the right sleeve, the fifth different jersey the patch has appeared on this season.
Saturday night in St. Louis, the Cardinals and Brewers were supposed to replicate a 1982 World Series game at (the previous) Busch Stadium as the Cards welcomed back a host of members from the World Series championship team for a 30th anniversary celebration.
However, for some bizarre reason while the Cardinals wore the proper belt-less (Rawlings) home white uniform, they had a “1982 World Series Champions” patch stitched on the right sleeve which; a) of course wasn’t worn in that World Series, and, (b) most importantly, THE PATCH DIDN’T EVEN EXIST IN 1982!
We’ll give the Cards credit for the Ken Boyer memorial armband which was worn by the team from Sept. 7, 1982 through the end of the season including the World Series, but the patch looked way out of place.
In the series finale Sunday night an unusual sight: The Cardinals wore the ’82 Columbia blue road uniforms at home. We can’t ever remember the Redbirds wearing their road uniform at home, and maybe that’s the genesis of a new promotion: One home series a year a team wears its road uniform.
That’s the ticket.
Store Buzz: A couple of new Eagles T’s, for men and
women (pictured above l to r), just as the NFL pre-season began Sunday
night with New Orleans topping Arizona 17-10 in the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
The Eagles host the Steelers on Thursday in their first tune-up amidst the sad news surrounding the death of head coach Andy Reid's son Garrett on Sunday at age 29.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: How many years into their existence in Milwaukee, after moving from Seattle after the 1969 season, did it take for the Brewers to finally add names on the back of their team uniforms? Answer on Tuesday.
Friday’s answer: The Phillies wore this hat during the 1946 season. It was tweaked for ’47.