MLB Lettermen

A few weeks ago I did an ESPN column about NBA team captains who’ve worn a “C” on their jerseys. Today I want to turn our attention from the hardcourt to the diamond.

”¨MLB, like the NBA, does not maintain an official database of players who’ve worn a captaincy designation. My own mental database includes . . . → Read More: MLB Lettermen

Notes from All-Star Sunday

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Rare sight in yesterday’s NHL All-Star tourney, as Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, playing for the Atlantic Division, wore the captain’s “C” — something that’s normally not allowed. (Or at least it’s not allowed nowadays. Back in the 1940s, Habs goalie Bill Durnan wore the captaincy letter.)

Other notes . . . → Read More: Notes from All-Star Sunday

Absentee Weekend All-Star Report

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As you know, there are lots of rule changes for the Pro Bowl: no blitzing, no kickoffs, no rushing the punter or kicker, intentional grounding is legal, and so on. Another change, as you can see above on Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s helmet, is that . . . → Read More: Absentee Weekend All-Star Report

A Very Close Look at NFL Captaincy Patches

As we all know, Uni Watch readers like to “go deep” on certain uni-related topics. But some readers go deeper than others. A good example of that is this missive I recently received from reader Ryan Poulx:

Verizon is currently running a commercial with J.J. Watt chopping wood in the forest [shown at right, . . . → Read More: A Very Close Look at NFL Captaincy Patches