Some Long-Overdue Attention for the St. Louis Browns

The St. Louis Browns existed for half a century. During much of that time, they were a punchline. Now they’re even less than that — barely a footnote in MLB history. They appeared in only one World Series, in 1944, and that has always been considered to be an “asterisk pennant” because most of . . . → Read More: Some Long-Overdue Attention for the St. Louis Browns

Spitting Image: Michigan Team Gets Cherry-Centric Design

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The area around Traverse City, Mich., is known as the Cherry Capital of America (the local airport is even called Cherry Capital Airport), which explains yesterday’s announcement that the town’s new baseball team, slated to play in the college summer/wood-bat Northwoods League, will be called the Traverse City Pit . . . → Read More: Spitting Image: Michigan Team Gets Cherry-Centric Design

Will It Go Round in Circles: Atlanta’s Super Attraction

NFL helmets — is there anything they can’t do?

Over the years we’ve seen helmet phones, helmet snack bowls, helmet pencil toppers, helmet chairs, and a lot more. But I don’t think we’ve ever seen an NFL helmet Ferris wheel — until now.

The Ferris wheel in question is SkyView Atlanta, whose 42 climate-controlled . . . → Read More: Will It Go Round in Circles: Atlanta’s Super Attraction

Twins Photo Appears to Show MLB 150th-Anniversary Patch

For months now people have been asking me, “Is MLB going to have a 150th-anniversary patch for 2019?” And for months I’ve been responding, “I assume they will, but they haven’t released it yet and I don’t know what it’s going to be.”

With pitchers and catchers just a few weeks away, we may . . . → Read More: Twins Photo Appears to Show MLB 150th-Anniversary Patch