[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Omar Jalife, who’s going to Omar-splain something that’s shown up a few times in the Ticker. — PL]
By Omar Jalife
Throughout the season I’ve seen a lot of Ticker submissions about Mexican soccer players wearing three-digit uniform numbers. I’ve responded to a couple of . . . → Read More: Explainer: Three-Digit Uni Numbers in Mexican Soccer
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Lots of Olympics news yesterday, as a bunch of Team USA uniforms were unveiled, beginning with the women’s soccer kit (shown above). There are lots of additional photos and details here. Interestingly, the shoulders and sleeves have sparkly thread that should reflect in the light (click to . . . → Read More: Rio-O-Rama
Reader Brian Sullwold’s mother was recently going through her attic and found something cool: a 1965 Mets program, apparently purchased and saved by Brian’s grandfather half a century ago. His grandfather even filled out the scorecard, which was apparently from this Mets/Cardinals game, played on Aug. 21, 1965.
There are several noteworthy things about . . . → Read More: A Look at a 1965 Mets Program
On Saturday the Tugboat Captain and I drove to the north shore of Long Island so she could show me her hometown. (Fun fact: For several years her next-door neighbor — at least on weekends — was William Shea, the namesake of Shea Stadium. One time she even went trick-or-treating at his house for . . . → Read More: Is the Underhand Free Throw Unaesthetic?