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Category: Broadcasters’ Uni Banter

Very Superstitious: Escobar Changes Shoes in Middle of Game

Click to enlarge Mets DH Eduardo Escobar changed his shoes in the middle of yesterday’s game against the Cardinals. What was that about? SNY broadcaster Steve Gelbs was all over …

D-backs Pitcher’s Stirrups Lead to On-Air Hosiery Discussion

Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend, especially those of you who were observing Orthodox Easter. Now then: Phil mentioned in yesterday’s Ticker that Diamondbacks reliever Noé Ramirez has …

Lost in Space: Mets Broadcasters Have Bizarre Uni Chat

Hello, and happy summer solstice! Hope everyone had a good Juneteenth and Father’s Day. Since yesterday’s post was Phil’s annual “Fathers in Uniform” installment, I want to catch up today …

Uni Watch Classics: Squatchee Etymology

[Editor’s Note: Today I’m running a post that originally ran on Nov. 18, 2015 — not because I’ve run out of new content (I haven’t!) but because this is a …

Some Thoughts About MLB Official Scorers

Note the “Hit” and “Error” indicators in the sign; click to enlarge I was recently watching a ballgame on TV. At one point a batter hit a grounder that sent …

Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst …

Dodgers Rookie Has Dirty-Uni Night for the Ages

There was an amusing incident on the fourth pitch of last night’s Mets/Dodgers game, as Dodgers rookie first baseman Matt Beaty fell into the stands while attempting to catch a …

Hernandez Dishes on Shoes, Stirrups

Mets TV analyst and former MLB All-Star Keith Hernandez (above left) offered some illuminating insights into his footwear and stirrup habits during SNY’s broadcast of Monday night’s Mets/Nats game. I …

Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong

Click to enlarge Funny moment in last night’s Cardinals/Dodgers game, as L.A. catcher Yasmani Grandal stepped into the left-handed batter’s box during the bottom of the first while wearing a …

C-Section

Click to enlarge The Cubs’ first game at Wrigley Field was against the Reds in 1916. The two teams marked the centennial of that game by wearing 1916 throwbacks yesterday. …

Life’s Goal Accomplished: Uni Watch Mentioned on Mets TV Broadcast

I mentioned in yesterday’s Ticker that I wouldn’t be watching the Mets on Monday night because they were scheduled to wear their brutal camouflage uniforms (which are even worse this …

Revealed: The Story Behind the Cubs’ 1972 Road Uni

The first MLB season I followed pretty much from beginning to end was 1972, when I was eight years old. The Cubs had an odd road jersey that year — …

White Shoes Near the White House

Click photos to enlarge It’s funny how a random comment can lead you down a rabbit hole. Case in point: Phil and I were recently attending a Mets game, and …

Check Your Head

Click images to enlarge As most of you probably know, the Cubs don’t use a conventional helmet logo decal — they used an embroidered adhesive patch. The good part is …

The Latest Example of How Life Is More Interesting without the DH

Fascinating little tableau during last night’s Reds/Giants game, one that raises lots of interesting questions. Here’s the deal: In the top of the 3rd, Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto reached first …