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Fenway
08-30-2007, 11:10 AM
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/francona_0830.jpg
NEW YORK -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona was peeved this morning that a (major league baseball) security person made him show that he was wearing his uniform top in the second inning of Wednesday night's game with Derek Jeter at second base.

"The timing to me was incredible," Francona said. "He made me show him. I thought Jeter was going to steal third." Francona said that the exchange caused him to miss one pitch.

"That was as embarrassed as I've been in a long time for baseball," Francona said at his pregame press conference today.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2007/08/uniformgate.html

Rocky Soprano
08-30-2007, 11:21 AM
Poor Red Sox, everyone picks on them.

chisoxmike
08-30-2007, 11:24 AM
To pull **** like that during the game is pretty incredible. I understand enforcing a uniform policy (I'm looking at you C.C.) but do it before the game, and not in the dugouts. Somewhere were the media and fans can't see.

WhiteSox5187
08-30-2007, 11:27 AM
To pull **** like that during the game is pretty incredible. I understand enforcing a uniform policy (I'm looking at you C.C.) but do it before the game, and not in the dugouts. Somewhere were the media and fans can't see.
Yea, I don't mind if they do it before games. They should also have some sort of incentive for players to wear stirrups and to tuck their damn pockets in!!! I hate that!

champagne030
08-30-2007, 11:27 AM
Francona is obviously feeling the pressure. That said, It's pretty pathetic that Selig has decided to show "respect" to the game by having managers in their uniform tops, even if it's under a pullover. This is the same man that disgraced the game by turning a blind eye to ShamMe and countless others while they loaded themselves with steroids.

Fenway
08-30-2007, 11:53 AM
Francona is obviously feeling the pressure. That said, It's pretty pathetic that Selig has decided to show "respect" to the game by having managers in their uniform tops, even if it's under a pullover. This is the same man that disgraced the game by turning a blind eye to ShamMe and countless others while they loaded themselves with steroids.


Yes he is. If Manny is lost for any length of time the Boston offense is going to sputter.

To do this during a game DURING AN INNING is pathetic.

soxfan13
08-30-2007, 11:53 AM
Francona is obviously feeling the pressure. That said, It's pretty pathetic that Selig has decided to show "respect" to the game by having managers in their uniform tops, even if it's under a pullover. This is the same man that disgraced the game by turning a blind eye to ShamMe and countless others while they loaded themselves with steroids.

What pressure, they are on pace for 98 wins, they are a virtual lock for the playoffs and still have one of the best records in baseball for the second half. Where is the pressure coming from?

itsnotrequired
08-30-2007, 11:54 AM
To pull **** like that during the game is pretty incredible. I understand enforcing a uniform policy (I'm looking at you C.C.) but do it before the game, and not in the dugouts. Somewhere were the media and fans can't see.

Even in the dugout wouldn't be too big a deal but for crying out loud, wait until between innings! DURING game play? Unreal...

Fenway
08-30-2007, 12:00 PM
What pressure, they are on pace for 98 wins, they are a virtual lock for the playoffs and still have one of the best records in baseball for the second half. Where is the pressure coming from?

Larry Lucchino wants the division crown badly. Plus the ghost of 1978 won't go away

UserNameBlank
08-30-2007, 12:48 PM
Francona is obviously feeling the pressure. That said, It's pretty pathetic that Selig has decided to show "respect" to the game by having managers in their uniform tops, even if it's under a pullover. This is the same man that disgraced the game by turning a blind eye to ShamMe and countless others while they loaded themselves with steroids.
"Two of the following four things have absolutely no business in baseball. Mr. Selig, can you identify those that do not belong?"
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"Tuck in that shirt and get those damn Sunshine Kids out of here!"

skottyj242
08-30-2007, 12:52 PM
Last year someone came in from the bullpen for the Sox and they made him cut his sleeves becuase they were white. I knew it was going to happen right away I just can't remember who it was.

SOXPHILE
08-30-2007, 04:11 PM
That's pretty bad. If they are going to do this though, I am a big fan of them making those players who wear their hat cock-eyed and to the side TURN THEIR DAMN CAPS STRAIGHT !!! You're not a bunch of teenagers skateboarding around the local park, with their pants at half mast and their boxers sticking out.

HomeFish
08-30-2007, 04:17 PM
I believe it was in the 2001 playoffs that the Cardinals had a pitcher who wore the same hat every game since the beginning of the season. It had started out in Cardinal red, but by October was completely brown. They let him pitch one game in it, and then made him get a new one.

He was great while wearing the disgusting hat, but pitched pretty poorly after they made him take it off. Baseball players can be really weird about things like that.

Mercy!
08-30-2007, 04:17 PM
While we're on the subject, who was that Red Sox pitcher wearing the necklace with those humongous red and white balls? Aside from the fact that it looked ridiculous, how can that be allowed? I'd think it would be a distraction to the batter if not to the wearer. Are there no rules on jewelry?

Oblong
08-30-2007, 07:16 PM
Also the trend of the back pocket sticking out has to go. Kids in little league are doing it now.

soxinem1
08-30-2007, 07:25 PM
Francona is obviously feeling the pressure. That said, It's pretty pathetic that Selig has decided to show "respect" to the game by having managers in their uniform tops, even if it's under a pullover. This is the same man that disgraced the game by turning a blind eye to ShamMe and countless others while they loaded themselves with steroids.


Seems to me Bud wears some of the cheeziest suits I have ever seen. Perhaps he should go visit The Men's Wearhouse himself............

Not to hijack, but funny how the Commisioner of Baseball owned the Brewers, they play at Miller Park, and his name is Bud.......

Dan the Man
08-30-2007, 07:25 PM
I believe it was in the 2001 playoffs that the Cardinals had a pitcher who wore the same hat every game since the beginning of the season. It had started out in Cardinal red, but by October was completely brown. They let him pitch one game in it, and then made him get a new one.

He was great while wearing the disgusting hat, but pitched pretty poorly after they made him take it off. Baseball players can be really weird about things like that.
I'm pretty sure that was Steve Kline.
http://content.clearchannel.com/Photos/sports_photos/MLB/Cardinals/steve_kline_Elsa.jpg

Brian26
08-30-2007, 07:30 PM
While we're on the subject, who was that Red Sox pitcher wearing the necklace with those humongous red and white balls? Aside from the fact that it looked ridiculous, how can that be allowed? I'd think it would be a distraction to the batter if not to the wearer. Are there no rules on jewelry?

Which brings to mind my all-time favorite Ed Farmer moment, which happened in the 2000 ALDS, Sox vs. Mariners Game 1. The Mariners brought in Arthur Rhodes to pitch in the 9th after tying the game up, so Ed Farmer was in a bad mood while doing pbp:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/marinermugs/100x100mugs/Rhodes.jpg

:farmer
"Here comes Arthur Rhodes in relief, wearing a large diamond stud earring. What, does he have a hot date after the game? Dress like you're here to play baseball."

soxinem1
08-30-2007, 07:33 PM
Now to think of it, Bud should police some of the ****ty uniforms some teams think are actually tasteful.

FloridaTigers
08-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Also the trend of the back pocket sticking out has to go. Kids in little league are doing it now.

Carlos sure took the brunt of that.

And I'm somewhat glad this happened. Kind of stupid for it to happen during a game, but it peeves me personally that managers wear those goofy tops. What happened to uniform? Wedge and Gardenhire only wear those windbreaker tops now. Leyland did too, but lately he has been in uniform.

DumpJerry
08-30-2007, 08:43 PM
During the 2005 ALCS, some of the Sox players were getting a hard time from MLB over how they made their unis appear (I think is was Pods, etc. showing their socks). The crime of it was that the big sluggers for the Angels were wear helmets that looked like a convey of trucks ran over them several times and MLB did not say anything.:angry: