Almost There....

Home Sweet Home. Well, almost. We're getting close to finishing the new flagship store and we are so excited! As we previously mentioned, we will be sharing with you photos of the store's construction over the past months. Below are some photos showing hints of brick walls and hardwood floors that will be throughout our new store. 

                       

                      

                       

 

                       

 

                                        

 

                                        

November 12, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Losing Streaks

The New York Islanders are scheduled to face the San Jose Sharks tonight at HP Pavilion in San Jose. Currently sitting at 4th in the Atlantic Division, the Islanders come into the game on an 8 game losing streak and have really struggled to score goals of late. The Sharks have underperformed so far this season, but Captain Joe Thornton looks to spark his team tonight when he returns from his two game suspension. New York’s losing streak is its worst since they dropped seven in a row last season from Jan. 23 to Feb. 6.

 

In this light, we took a look at some of the worst losing streaks in NHL history. Topping out the list is a defunct team (go figure) named the Winnipeg Jets. In the 1980-1981 season, after recording its first win on the third game of the season, the Jets rattled off 30 games without recording a win. Over that 30 game span, the Jets went 0-23-7. The Jets would finish the season a miserable 9-57-14. Believe it or not, 9-57-14 is not the worst record posted in NHL history. In its inaugural season, the Washington Capitals finished dead last in the NHL with a record of 8-67-5. During that Capitals season, the team’s longest losing streak was 17 games, but they recorded two separate 17 game losing streaks that season. For New York’s sake, let’s hope the Islanders get a win tonight...

November 11, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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We've Got Something To Tell You, And We Think You're Going To Like It

For over 100 years Mitchell & Ness has been a staple in Philadelphia's retail landscape.  We started as a sporting goods company and through the years we've supplied sports loving Philadelphians with everything from golf clubs to tennis balls to ski equipment to the vintage sports apparel that we provide today. 

We've had a couple of different locations in 106 years, but we've always been in Center City Philadelphia.  Below are images of a couple of our previous locations.

 

Arch Street

Walnut Street

Chestnut Street (our current location)

 

Through the years we've championed Philadelphia's sports history and have shared every pitch, catch, basket and goal with our fellow Philadelphia sports fans.  So we are thrilled to be able to share with you an exciting moment in our, and Philadelphia's, sports history. 

Below is an image of the location of our new flagship store.

 

Our new location at 1201 Chestnut Street will open to the public the weekend of November 19 - 21, 2010.  The new space will feature 2,000 square feet of retail space showcasing hundreds of vintage jerseys, tees, hoodies, jackets and accessories.  Along the back there will be a custom headwear wall featuring all of your favorite M&N headwear styles.  Historical sports imagery and memorabilia will be displayed throughout the store providing customers with a nostalgic trip through history.  Glass display cases featuring Mitchell & Ness track shoes, golf clubs and tennis rackets commemorate our heritage as a sporting goods store.

"Our new flagship store will better reflect the Mitchell & Ness brand and our dedication to quality, detail and heritage.  The new Mitchell & Ness is not only a retail store but a true destination for all sports fans visiting Philadelphia."       Sean McKinney, President, Mitchell & Ness


Excited?  We are.

Over the next week we will take you through the construction with pictures from start to finish.  Check out the images below to see how our new space looked during it's first few days of construction.

 

 

 

November 10, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (2) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Just In....

...NHL Pep Talk Nylon. 

Check out this new jacket, guaranteed to be a stylish addition to your fall wardrobe.  

This nylon body jacket with a water resistant coating has a twill team logo patch on the left chest.  On the back the team name is screen printed on to a nameplate.  It includes snap front enclosures and a concealed draw cord.

Check out more teams here: www.mitchellandness.com/search.aspx?keyword=pep%20talk%20nylon


November 10, 2010 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Who's In, Who's Out?

Baseball's Expansion Era Committee has announced the 12 candidates that they will consider for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, 2011.  The expansion era covers 1973 -  present.  The results will be announced during the winter meetings on December 6. 

We know we'll be discussing this all day today so we want to hear from you.  Who do you think is in and who's out?

Players

Vida Blue - 17 seasons with the A's, Royals and Giants.  1971 AL MVP and Cy Young winner.


Dave Concepcion - 19 season with the Reds.  Five time Gold Glove winner and nine time All Star.


Steve Garvey - 19 seasons with the Dodgers and Padres.  1978 and 1984 NLCS MVP and four time Gold Glove winner.

 

Ron Guidry - 14 seasons with the Yankees.  1978 Cy Young winner.


Tommy John - 26 seasons with the Indians, Dodgers, Yankees, Angels and A's. Lifetime record of 288 - 231.  Eighth all time in career starts.

Al Oliver - 18 seasons with the Pirates, Rangers, Expos, Giants, Phillies, Dodgers and Blue Jays..303 career average with 10 seasons hitting at .300 or above.


Ted Simmons - 21 seasons with Cardinals, Brewers and Braves. Eight time All Star.

 

Rusty Staub - 23 seasons with Colt .45s/Astros, Expos, Mets, Tigers, and Rangers.  Six time All star.

 

Managers

Billy Martin - 16 seasons managing the Twins, Tigers, Rangers, Yankees and A's.  Lifetime record of 1,253 - 1015 with one World Series title and two AL Pennants.

Executives

Pat Gillick - 27 years as General Manager of the Blue Jays, Orioles, Mariners and Phillies.  Three World Series titles.

 

George Steinbrenner - Principal Owner of the Yankees from 1973 - 2010.  During that time the Yankees won seven World Series titles and eleven AL Pennants.

Marvin Miller - named the head of MLBPA in 1966.  During his tenure he secured player free agency and by the time of his retirement in 1982, players salaries had increased approximately 10 times over what they were when he began.

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