Caps Get New Underwear
Spoke with Brock Myles the other day. Brock is the Capitals equipment manager, entering his first full season with the club. He started telling me all the things that needed to be changed to accomodate the team's new color scheme.
"From the clocks to the signs, the little kit bags, the underwear...."
"The underwear?" I asked.
"What do they wear under their equipment?" he responded. "This is the big leagues. The underwear they wear underneath is red instead of black; everything is now red and blue."
Ok, fair enough, red underwear (not pictured). What else?
"Gloves, helmet stickers, helmets, socks, the equipment bags we travel with," Brock said. "Our trunks, our cases--we travel with 3,500 pounds of cases and trunks--they're all different colors now. Coffee pots, business cards, locker nameplates. The colors for the sticks now are all different--they're blue and red instead of black....We had black and gray carpet; now it's navy blue. We had different socks last year; now we have red and blue socks."
Wait, go back, coffee pots? I wanted to see the new color-appropriate coffee pots.
"Not in yet," he said. "Seven-week minimum."
Not to worry; other coffee pots are filling the void. What else? Briefcases. Sneakers for team employees. Crocs. Equipment truck sidings. Locker room stickers. Stick tape. Post-it notes. Pens. Steno pads. Memo to Don Graham; we need Washington Post-emblazoned crocs and steno pads, stat.
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