Islanders officially unveil those black and white uniforms

Earlier this month a leak showed what the Islanders could be wearing. The leak was accurate and now it’s official.

Now that we have a full look at it, I still don’t like it. I think the Isles need to stick with their blue and orange colors. I like the Al Arbour patch but that’s really it. The color feels forced and even the four stripes for the four Cup titles feels forced. It’s kind of plain and boring. Not a fan at all.

A’s bring back Barry Zito to main roster, could have him match up against Tim Hudson

This was the idea that came up a few wees ago. What if the A’s called up Barry Zito and have him face former teammate Tim Hudson when the Giants and A’s meet later this month?

Well, at least they are one step closer. I have always agreed with the A’s initial assessment of the Zito situation in which they won’t bring him up and start him over a younger player that could benefit from the experience. But with the A’s out of the race and the opportunity to do one kind of celebration for both of the team’s best pitchers, maybe this is OK.

In a sense, it’s the A’s sacrificing one young player’s start for this potential occasion. Is it fair? Probably not. But at this point, it isn’t wrong.

But at least for now, we get to see Zito pitch in the green and gold at least one more time hopefully. With the expanded 40-man roster, the team can afford something like this. And the opportunity is too perfect not to go for it.

Wake up, Barry. You’re back in the show!