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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 — the front uni number was centered, sort of like what you’d expect to see on a basketball jersey. I’m pretty sure it’s the only . . . → Read More: Revealed: The Story Behind the Cubs’ 1972 Road Uni

White Shoes Near the White House

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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 he started rattling off the teams that had worn white shoes — the A’s (duh), the ’75 Phillies, the . . . → Read More: White Shoes Near the White House

Check Your Head

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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 that the patch has more depth and texture than a decal, so the logo really pops; the bad part . . . → Read More: Check Your Head

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 base on a fielder’s choice. It was a cool night in San Francisco (59 degrees at game time), so they brought out a jacket . . . → Read More: The Latest Example of How Life Is More Interesting without the DH