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RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 01:17 PM
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RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 01:18 PM
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I might add, those uniforms are "sweet." Love the way they used to wear the windbreakers under the vests!

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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RedEye
12-11-2012, 01:23 PM
Cool. Thanks for posting. Those are really stylish -- but it looks like it would be a little toasty in there...

Always Red
12-11-2012, 01:35 PM
I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.

redsmetz
12-11-2012, 01:41 PM
I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.

Growing up in Deer Park where I went to St. John's, it wasn't unusual in the winter to have some kid say at school that their dad had been up at school playing basketball with some Red player or another. Usually one of the black players (I recall Pinson and Robinson in particular) since many of them lived in Kennedy Heights or Silverton, both suburbs where blacks lived.

westofyou
12-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Growing up in Deer Park where I went to St. John's, it wasn't unusual in the winter to have some kid say at school that their dad had been up at school playing basketball with some Red player or another. Usually one of the black players (I recall Pinson and Robinson in particular) since many of them lived in Kennedy Heights or Silverton, both suburbs where blacks lived.

Happy Birthday Joe!

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 01:42 PM
I think they used to wear those windbreakers under the uniforms in ST back in the day; you see that look a lot on old baseball cards.

Not unusual for guys to come into camp overweight, and use the entire training camp for getting back into ballplaying shape.

That is precisely the reason. They used to wear those "rubber tops" that were an ugly greyish green color under the jerseys. A lot of wrestlers wore those things to lose weight when I was in High School.

The windbreakers did look kinda cool on the baseball cards.

redsmetz
12-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Happy Birthday Joe!

Thanks!

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Happy Birthday Joe!

:beerme: Same here!

Always Red
12-11-2012, 01:47 PM
Thanks!

Happy BDay, redsmetz! :birthday:

Bob Borkowski
12-11-2012, 01:52 PM
:thumbup:Happy Birthday, young man!

RedFanAlways1966
12-11-2012, 01:57 PM
The windbreakers did look kinda cool on the baseball cards.

I hated it, Randy! In my annual youthful trek to get the entire Topps set (one pack at a time) those windbreaker shots bothered me. It just looked "wrong" to me as a kid. As an adult it looks beyond "dorky" to me (like the uniform for the Tri Lambda softball team).

The only thing worse than the windbreaker... the painted-on hat. For those too young to know what this means... sometimes a player would get traded and Topps would not have a picture of that player in his new uniform. They would paint that new team's hat on that player. This was before photoshop and all that crap, so it was very obvious that it was a "paint job" (as my friends and I called it lol).

A funny site for bad baseball cards...
http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/

cumberlandreds
12-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Thanks!

Happy Birthday!!! :beerme:


That is a neat photo. Joe Garagiola in it to boot.

vic715
12-11-2012, 02:43 PM
I met Frank Robby twice as a kid and both times he refused to give me an autograph.Pinson on the other hand was one of the nicest players I have ever met.

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 02:44 PM
I hated it, Randy! In my annual youthful trek to get the entire Topps set (one pack at a time) those windbreaker shots bothered me. It just looked "wrong" to me as a kid. As an adult it looks beyond "dorky" to me (like the uniform for the Tri Lambda softball team).

The only thing worse than the windbreaker... the painted-on hat. For those too young to know what this means... sometimes a player would get traded and Topps would not have a picture of that player in his new uniform. They would paint that new team's hat on that player. This was before photoshop and all that crap, so it was very obvious that it was a "paint job" (as my friends and I called it lol).

A funny site for bad baseball cards...
http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/

Topps officially called that technique, "Airbrushing," RFA1966. I'm with you. It usually was a bad paint job. I remember when Andy McGaffigan was traded to the Reds. His hat was airbrushed, and I thought, well, they should have airbrushed the mustache as well!

The thing I didn't like about the windbreakers was that occasionally, the jacket didn't match the uniform color. That was bad, particularly for a kid collecting cards.

Always Red
12-11-2012, 02:48 PM
Topps officially called that technique, "Airbrushing," RFA1966. I'm with you. It usually was a bad paint job. I remember when Andy McGaffigan was traded to the Reds. His hat was airbrushed, and I thought, well, they should have airbrushed the mustache as well!

The thing I didn't like about the windbreakers was that occasionally, the jacket didn't match the uniform color. That was bad, particularly for a kid collecting cards.

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Good thing they blacked out that hat, because I might have thought Rene Lachemann last played for the A's!

RANDY IN INDY
12-11-2012, 02:57 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7068012323_1a2bee2527.jpg

Good thing they blacked out that hat, because I might have thought Rene Lachemann last played for the A's!

That's a good one! I have that card.