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

Buckling Up in the Bronx

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In Saturday’s Ticker, which was compiled by Phil, reader Jimmy Lonetti noticed that Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka appeared to be wearing a larger-than-usual belt buckle in a recent ESPN The Mag cover photo (shown above). That jogged a particular memory for me . . . → Read More: Buckling Up in the Bronx

Putting the Buckle on the Rust Belt

During my recent trip to Cleveland, I stopped in to see my friend Steven Tatar, the man behind the very wonderful Ohio Knitting Mills brand. He always has lots of new projects and schemes percolating, and this time around he was eager to show me a big cache of vintage 1970s belt buckles he’d recently . . . → Read More: Putting the Buckle on the Rust Belt

Buckle Up

[Editor’s Note: A few days ago I asked webmaster John Ekdahl, who’s much more golf-knowledgeable than I am, if he wanted to write something about the U.S. Open. I also mentioned that Rory McIlroy’s Oakley belt buckles made it look like he was wearing a transistor radio on his belly. From such humble beginnings . . . → Read More: Buckle Up