A Color Palette Special of the MLB Variety (or, Jim Vilk's Dream Realized)

By Phil Hecken

Yesterday afternoon, in the bowels of the concrete dome known as Tropicana Field, the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays played a “throwback” game befitting of the 1970s. Yes, the Rainbow Guts versus the Unis-that-never-were turned back the clock to a year approximating 1978 in an enclosed stadium played on what . . . → Read More: A Color Palette Special of the MLB Variety (or, Jim Vilk’s Dream Realized)

Decoding The Hornets' Pinstripes

By Phil Hecken

It isn’t often when a ticker submission turns into a lede — but that’s what happened yesterday, when Eric Wright sent in this photo, which was posted in the slideshow linked in Paul’s main article yesterday.

Eric’s original comment in his submission read, in part:

Take a look at this shot . . . → Read More: Decoding The Hornets’ Pinstripes

One Small Step for a Team, and Possibly One Giant Leap (off a cliff) for the NBA

Let’s get the basic stuff out of the way quickly: The Hornets unveiled their new uniforms yesterday (there’s a good slideshow on this page). I like the home design quite a bit; I’m less fond of the road and alternate designs. You can get a fuller sense of my thoughts in this ESPN piece . . . → Read More: One Small Step for a Team, and Possibly One Giant Leap (off a cliff) for the NBA

A Closer Look at Yesterday’s ’Skins Ruling

Looking for Uni Watch’s take on the Hornets’ new uniforms? Look here.

Meanwhile: As you’ve probably heard by now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against the ’Skins yesterday, canceling the team’s trademarks on the grounds that the team name is disparaging to Native Americans and is therefore ineligible for trademark protection.

Lots . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at Yesterday’s ’Skins Ruling