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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 44 Coats of Paint and a Lot of Rust

One of Shea Stadium’s lesser-known details is that there’s a seat positioned directly behind each foul pole in the Loge section, providing just the view you want to have when Ricardo Rincon is coming into the game. Here we find the lovely Collateral Gammage giving the leftfield pole seat a pregame test drive, one . . . → Read More: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 44 Coats of Paint and a Lot of Rust

Taxi! Oh, TAXI..!!

I have a new ESPN feature today, but it’s not uni-related, so we’ll continue here as usual.

So: I generally like Jerry Manuel. He cuffs his pants high, he’s clearly very smart, and he appears to be comfortable with who he is (a stark contrast to Willie Randolph, who always sounded defensive). I hope . . . → Read More: Taxi! Oh, TAXI..!!

In Which Your Humble Narrator Briefly Acknowledges the Existence of That Other Sport

Last thing I expected to be writing about today was the NBA, but there’s news on several fronts, beginning with the Magic, who introduced their new uniforms yesterday. The silver-pinstriped home jersey looks like this and this, although I believe those two photos both show replica jerseys, because the actual pinstripe pattern is much . . . → Read More: In Which Your Humble Narrator Briefly Acknowledges the Existence of That Other Sport

History Mystery Revisited

Remember this guy, who appeared in this photo and this photo, and how we spent a few days puzzling over who he might be and how he got into those photos?

Now reader Larry Wiederecht may — may — have solved the mystery. The key piece of evidence is in this short video clip . . . → Read More: History Mystery Revisited