The Odd Overlap of Uniforms and Road Runner Cartoons

One of the podcasts I regularly listen to, which is nominally about politics, has a segment at the end where the three podcast participants all recommend something (usually non-political) that they’ve encountered over the past week. For last week’s segment, one of the participants, the TV journalist John Dickerson, recommended the rules that Warner . . . → Read More: The Odd Overlap of Uniforms and Road Runner Cartoons

The Okkonen Files, Vol. 1: The Birth of Dressed to the Nines

Last month I wrote an obituary/tribute for Marc Okkonen (that’s him at right, throwing out the first pitch at the 2016 home opener of his hometown Muskegon Clippers; click to enlarge), whose pioneering research into baseball uniform history helped make Uni Watch possible. As I wrote at the end of that obit, I regret . . . → Read More: The Okkonen Files, Vol. 1: The Birth of Dressed to the Nines

A Very Unusual Ticket Collection

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Meet Eric Schwartzman, a tax accountant who lives in Queens. Like a lot of people, he collects ticket stubs. But they’re not all from games he attended. Schwartzman, who recently got in touch with me when I said I was looking for people with . . . → Read More: A Very Unusual Ticket Collection

MLB Ties One On for Father’s Day

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Pirates catcher Elis Díaz got in the spirit of Pa’s Day yesterday by wearing a clip-on tie (with logo creep, groan) on his chest protector.

Okay, so that’s a fun gag. But did he actually wear that on the field? Yup:

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