Saturday Open Thread

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Manny’s baggy pants have reeeeeaaaaaally gotten out of hand. Meanwhile: No more snood!

Uni Watch Profile: Stefan Fatsis

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In 1963, the writer George Plimpton (known to the younger ones among you as “that guy who keeps saying, ‘And a hot plate!’ during the spelling bee episode of The Simpsons ) worked out with the Detroit Lions during their training camp. This experiment became the basis for his book Paper . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Profile: Stefan Fatsis

Stuck on the Stick

The Craig Biggio situation has reopened the topic of stick pins. I thought we had pretty much covered everyone who’d pinned something to his cap or uniform (Billy Martin, Bucky Dent, Manny Ramirez, Reggie Jackson, Joey Cora), but two days ago I got the following note from a reader named Tom Shannon: “I think . . . → Read More: Stuck on the Stick

Gimme Fives

We all know about the Negro Leagues. But what you might not know about — or at least I didn’t until reader Jordan Woodson recently brought it to my attention, although it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that everyone else was already clued in — is the Black Fives, a term that loosely and . . . → Read More: Gimme Fives