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The new kits get a thumbs up: “The differences are both subtle and dramatic — taking the deeper shade of burgundy for the new jersey, and removing all the side piping and the blue accents — going for a very simple and elegant two-color (burgundy and gold) jersey with five-collar stripes (gold-burgundy-gold-burgundy-gold on the roads, with the opposite sequence on the homes). The numbers on the roads are gold on a burgundy field and burgundy on a white field for the homes. That striping pattern is repeated on the road and home waist band and hems, respectively.
Like the Jazz, who unveiled Monday, this takes elements of their original jersey set and updates them. Very simple and subtle, and very effective.” [Uniwatch Blog]
A crazy good story… “Growing up in Upper Arlington two streets over from where Woody [Hayes] lived was very special. I was also his paper boy for four years. Back then Columbus had two newspapers — the Columbus Citizen Journal and the Columbus Dispatch. The CJ was the early morning paper and this was the one I delivered. Coach would be waiting for the paper every morning as I delivered it at 6. If the paper was late coach was not in a very good mood. It didn’t matter if it was my fault or the paper’s fault. His quote was always the same, “Damn it Billy, where is my paper?” I always got a chuckle out of coach bitching about the paper being late.” [Dodds and Ends]
An interview with J.R. Moehringer, the GQ Columnist who produced the latest LeBron James dial-moving interview. [Kevin Arnovitz/TrueHoop]
Seems to be a consensus sentiment: “This [signing day] could turn out to be quite a haul for the Indians. The Tribe was expected to sign three, maybe even four of the five, most likely failing to sign either Washington (a Scott Boras client) or Wolters (who had high demands as well, and probably slid to the third round because of that). They landed all of them.
People ask me what the Indians do with the money they supposedly saved when they traded away Russell Branyan, Jake Westbrook, Austin Kearns, Kerry Wood, and Jhonny Peralta. Here’s your answer, folks.” [Deep Left Field]
And finally, saving Josh Tomlin: “What’s wrong with the right-handed starter? Nothing, and the Indians want to keep it that way. A prevailing theory that has been adopted by virtually all major-league teams is that starters 25 and younger should be strictly limited in the number of innings they throw per season. Shoulder and elbow fatigue can lead to injury, and it has been postulated that 200 innings or more can put these starters in harm’s way.” [Sheldon Ocker]
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