Dat Dude’s wristbands

Brandon Phillips' wristbands on May 31, 2011

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Brandon Phillips' wirstband on May 31, 2011

A closer look

Didn’t notice until the 9th inning of the broadcast on 5/31, but we noticed that Brandon Phillips was sporting some interesting looking wirstbands. The above screen cap is the best we can do, but, it’s tough to make out exactly what is on BR’s new bands. To venture a guess, it looks like it may be a small caricature (of himself?) similar to those awesome Mim’s wristbands from the late ’80s, early 90s. Off the top of our head, quite a few players wore these wirstbands in 1990 – Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Luis Quinones and Kal Daniels in years previous. There may have been others, and there were certainly quite a few around the league, most notibily, Barry Bonds and OMGreds favorite, Benito Santiago with the All-Star variation.

We wonder if the same caraciture that is on this fantastic t-shirt is the same that is on the wirstband? No, not this shirt. This one! Just a guess, of course.

We put a Tweet in to @DatDudeBP. We’ll let you know if he hits us back.


  1. I saw Eric Davis at Spring Training and he was wearing them. I asked him how old they were and he laughed and said 1987!

  2. DanNo Gravatar

    Russell – No way! That’s awesome he still rocks those. Pretty funny. Nice work on noticing them, too.

  3. I asked Eric Davis to sign a Wiffle ball for me at Redsfest and he said “sorry man, but I might pull a hammy”…that is 100% a true story.

  4. bryanNo Gravatar

    It kind of reminds me of the labels from James Brown records on Polydor in the 70’s. Just a picture of his smiling face. http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img3/item/206/737/456/james-brown-45-rpm-phonograph-record-polydor-label-37c95.JPG

  5. My company MIMSBANDZ makes the bandz for Brandon. I made them for Eric Davis, Barry Larkin, and other MLB players. Great blog

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