• Yankees To Don Patches For Rest Of 2010

    Posted by on July 13th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    The Yankees announced today that following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard they will add two patches to their uniforms for the rest of the season.

    From the release

    The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.

    The Sheppard commemorative patch will be worn on the left sleeve of the Yankees’ home and road jerseys.

    The  patches looks like this (h/t NYPost.com):

    The Yankees at today’s All-Star Game are wearing simple black armbands, and there’s been a couple tributes already.

    I expect more from the booth as the game progresses and there’s been a lot more reaction to the Steinbrenner death – from baseball people eulogizing him to Rush Limbaugh (who honored the Boss by calling him a “cracker” that “made a lot of African-Americans millionaires” while “firing a bunch of white guys”). but I’ve stopped adding to the post below since it was getting unwieldy.

    If you have the means, do yourselves a favor and get a copy of the Daily News or Post tomorrow, they should be full of good nuggets.

    Comments on Yankees To Don Patches For Rest Of 2010

    1. butchie22
      July 14th, 2010 | 9:16 am

      The Steinbrenner patch is inelegant to be honest. A better job could have been done for a man that was so important to his franchise. And are they making the Yankee uniform into a soccer or a Nascar one now?! A patch on the front of their jerseys is wrong. I absolutely, positively despise that. The patch on the front of the jersey ruins the look of the jersey. Kay also mentioned thhe fact that they should leave a patch on permanently to honor George…I don’t think so!Many people have come and gone and the Yankee uniform has remained the same. If it ain’t broken don’t fix it!

      On the other hand, the Bob Sheppard design looks extremely well designed. They did justice to that man. And his patch is appearing in just the right place as well.

      Limbaugh is such a bloody fool.The joke fell flat. Then again I’m surprised that Pumpkinhead didn’t know George in some capacity,since Big Fat Rush was such a fixture in NYC for years.

    2. Raf
      July 14th, 2010 | 10:00 am

      If you have the means, do yourselves a favor and get a copy of the Daily News or Post tomorrow, they should be full of good nuggets.

      And to those who don’t have the means, drop me a line @ chinmusic@hotmail.com with your address, and I’ll pick up copies of the Daily News and Post for you

    3. July 14th, 2010 | 10:14 am

      Nice offer Raf.

      I would have gone with just “GMS” on the patch and not the other stuff. But, still, it’s a nice thing, both patches, that they’re doing here.

    4. Evan3457
      July 14th, 2010 | 10:48 am

      In reconsiderin the Steinbrenner patch…I guess he really must’ve loved the “Boss” thing, because it’s kinda strange on a memorial patch.

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