‘Plaid’ Is Not an Official Team Color — Yet

It’s been a weird six weeks or so for the Rays. First came the plaid blazers. Then the blazers begat plaid-brimmed cap design that somehow became anointed as the team’s BP cap. The kicker came last night, as the Rays trotted out the plaid-brimmed hats e for last night’s game against the Orioles.

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There's No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 17

Mike Hersh has been our star wire photo researcher in recent months, but he’s now facing a stiff challenge from Bruce Menard, who recently forwarded me a huge stash of sensational pics. Let’s take a look:

• Check out this amazing team portrait of the 1920 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Those sweaters look kinda . . . → Read More: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 17

The Mako Mameli Files

I recently mentioned that there’s a ton of good NFL material now available on Hulu. Turns out reader Mako Mameli has busily been making screen shots from the Hulu footage for a few months now. This is the first installment in what I hope will be a running series of his captures.

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Monday Morning Uni Watch

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I’d want my team wearing an alternate jersey for their home opener, as the Dolphins did last night (additional photos here). I mean, it’s your first home game since last year — wouldn’t you want to show off your traditional look to reinforce the fan/team bond? . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch