Another Year Around the Sun

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Today is my birthday. March 21st, 3-2-1. I’ve always loved how that bookends my father’s birthday of January 23rd, 1-2-3.

Speaking of my father, and with apologies to those who’ve already heard this story, here’s my annual birthday tale: Forty-six years ago today, when I turned nine . . . → Read More: Another Year Around the Sun

A’s, Mariners Open 2019 MLB Season in Japan

At this very moment, the A’s and Mariners are playing their season-opening game in Tokyo (I woke up and started writing this in the top of the fifth, and pressed the “Publish” button in the top of the eighth). As we knew would be the case, both teams are wearing advertising sleeve patches — . . . → Read More: A’s, Mariners Open 2019 MLB Season in Japan

Cup of Plenty: MiLB Drops a Whopping 72 Hispanic Unis

Let’s put it this way: If you don’t like it when teams simply call themselves Los Mets or El Heat for their Hispanic-outreach promotions, you’re going to love minor league baseball this year.

MiLB rolled out its Copa de la Diversión (Fun Cup) program yesterday, with participating teams getting Hispanic-themed makeovers for a handful . . . → Read More: Cup of Plenty: MiLB Drops a Whopping 72 Hispanic Unis

A Uni Watch Look at St. Patrick’s Day

Sports teams throughout the uni-verse wore green for St. Paddy’s Day yesterday. We’ll begin with the Cincinnati Reds, shown above, who not only wore a green jersey and cap but also added a new sleeve patch. And what did that patch say? Let’s take a closer look:

Interesting! This is a variation on . . . → Read More: A Uni Watch Look at St. Patrick’s Day