DH Stands for Designated Hitter Design History

New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: I love how throwaway-ish Ticker items can sometimes take on lives of their own. Case in point: On Wednesday I linked to the Yankee Stadium vendor’s uniform shown at right (here’s a larger view); on Thursday I followed up with this photo, which shows vendors . . . → Read More: DH Stands for Designated Hitter Design History

Uni Watch Profiles: Rob Ullman

Rob Ullman likes to draw girls. Slinky girls, hipster girls, rocker girls, hairy girls. Tough girls, nasty girls, superheroine girls, naked girls.

All of which is great, but it wouldn’t much matter from a Uni Watch perspective if not for a unique sub-niche that Ullman’s developed along the way: He specializes in drawing pin-up . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Profiles: Rob Ullman

Snow Job

Did you know there was such a thing as organized competitive snowball fighting? Not only does this sport exist, but last weekend in Japan was the 20th annual edition of the Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen, which roughly translates to snow (yuki), gather (ga), fight (sen).

That translation comes from, of course, our resident Japanese sports . . . → Read More: Snow Job


For years there’s been a juicy uni mystery that I’ve neglected to pursue. To wit: What was the deal with the WFL’s position-based pants back in the 1970s?

In case this is new to you: The WFL briefly experimented with the having distinct pants designs for each major position category (linemen, receivers, etc.). Yes, . . . → Read More: WFL: WTF?!