This is an interesting bit because as a player himself, he knows more than I do about comfort and style in the game. But I don’t know if this photo from 1995 is that offensive. Nobody in this photo are wearing leotard type pants. In fact, they all have some looseness to them and there seems to be enough wiggle room for mobility.
Considering that ballplayers used to wear baggier pants, I guess that is what he’s going for. But is what we see in this photo that bad? It’s not this.
But I hope he’s not advocating for Brian McCann. Or this…
Know your uniform rules. Click to enlarge.
I’m a uniform buff. I get it. Uniforms tickle my fancy and I love reading up on it. But when it comes to fines, I actually have little to no interest on it. After all, I feel that all fines are justified in every sense.
So how come when a player is fined for his socks or sleeves he wears, people make a big fuss about it? Frank Gore’s $10,500 fine caused a lot of buzz yesterday.
If you look at the chart, these players are reminded daily of the rules. This sign is posted in every team locker room, so there is no excuse not to know of the rules. It’s a simple concept that’s adopted all over the world: Don’t show up to work out of uniform.
But why do we get so worked up when players get fined — especially for uniform violations?
From my old colleague Matt Maiocco, a photo of uniform revelations!
I miss covering training camp and it’s the one time of year that I enjoyed the most covering the 49ers beat. But I am enjoying what I am doing now and this is going to be fun for me to do something different.
I still check in on the 49ers from time to time and I noticed the above photo tweeted by Matt Maiocco. To some 49ers fans, the image gets them excited because it’s Randy Moss and Alex Smith chatting it up. But I didn’t even notice any of that. Instead, it’s the uniform that caught my attention.
One thing to note is that both players are wearing the new Nike issued cleats. Previously, the cleats had to be majority black or else there would be heavy fines. But with Nike now in charge, the rules have changed where players can now wear these cleats which is kind of 50-50 in color.
Is Adidas too much in control?
During Pardon the Interruption yesterday, the topic of Dwight Howard’s next destination was discussed. There is a possibility that Howard could get traded to the Chicago Bulls at the deadline later this week.
But there could be a hitch in the process. Mike Wilbon pointed out that Adidas could be the reason why Howard won’t go to the Bulls.
Wilbon said that both Howard and Bulls guard Derrick Rose are spokesmen for Adidas. And having both of them on the same team could hurt the company’s marketing.
White at home does look refreshing.
If you missed it from yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings wore their white jerseys at home. That’s big news since the NHL mandates that the home team wears their dark jerseys. (I know it’s happened several times in the past couple years, but all were because of monumental celebrations. This was a little unexpected.)
In that same game, the Wings won their 20th straight home game. I think that might have factored into their decision into wearing white (not sure). And I think it looked very nice.
White at home was normal protocol until the league changed it for the 2002-03 season. And I have grown used to that rule since the majority of my hockey love happened a couple years after.