Monday Morning Uni Watch: The Return of Outmania!

We’ll have a double-dose of spring training coverage today. Over on Page 2, I have an ESPN column on uni-notable developments around MLB training camps. Meanwhile, here on the blog, I want to spend some time going over some observations from the first weekend of Grapefruit and Cactus League action, beginning with an update . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch: The Return of Outmania!

Signs of Spring

By Phil Hecken

When else can a 10-inning, 5-5 tie feel so satisfying? When it’s the first game of spring training, that’s when. No, it doesn’t count, and it’s nowhere near as awesome as Opening Day (which, when I become President, will be declared a national holiday), but it’s still as welcome as the . . . → Read More: Signs of Spring

God of Thunder

By Phil Hecken

If you have been reading the comments the past few weeks, you may have noticed there have been several awesome uniform redesigns posted by a gentleman by the name of Tim E. O’Brien. They have encompassed the NBA, NFL, and NCAA. Intrigued by this, I decided to follow up with Tim . . . → Read More: God of Thunder

One and Not-So-Done After All

We all know the story about the helmet shown at right. The 49ers introduced it at a press conference prior to the 1991 season. But fan response was so overwhelmingly negative that the team backtracked the very next day, announcing that they’d stick with their old helmet design after all. And that was the . . . → Read More: One and Not-So-Done After All