Frisco Fiasco

I don’t mean to pick on Giants equipment manager Mike Murphy — he’s been with the team for nearly 50 years, and he probably has his hands full finding caps to fit Barry Bonds’s ever-enlarging cranium — but the team had some major slip-ups on the uni front last week. First, as reported here . . . → Read More: Frisco Fiasco

They Play Like a Mickey Mouse Team, So….

You probably know that the Devil Rays played a few “home” games in Orlando last week at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, which, despite having only 9000 seats, was no doubt an upgrade over Tropicana Field (and where, as you can see at right, Richard Petty threw out the first ball for . . . → Read More: They Play Like a Mickey Mouse Team, So….

It’s All in the Wrist

If you think I was a Scrooge for giving the thumbs-down to MLB’s pink Mother’s Day wristbands, that’s nothing compared to what umpire Bill Welke did in Houston on Wednesday night.

To explain: Astros pitcher Chris Sampson’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child on Tuesday. When Sampson took the mound for Wednesday . . . → Read More: It’s All in the Wrist

With Extra Mustard, Please

New ESPN column today — here’s the link.

Meanwhile: The Padres will be wearing 1972 throwbacks tonight. But one member of the organization has already been wearing the old design: Uni Watch reader Will DeFord, who happens to work in the Padres’ Guest Services department. The team needed someone to model the throwback duds . . . → Read More: With Extra Mustard, Please