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Sultan of Sock Gets Walking Papers from Halos

Click to enlarge The Angels gave skipper Joe Maddon the boot yesterday. Whatever else you can say about him, Maddon almost certainly led the league in managerial hosiery styles. It’s …

Pocket-Palooza: Floodgates Open on Obscure MLB Uni Detail

Our story so far: In 2019, I wrote a blog entry about how Casey Stengel had a little pocket added to his uniform pants when he managed the Yankees and …

A Uni Watch Look at John Madden

Click to enlarge John Madden died yesterday at the age of 85. Long before he became famous as a broadcaster, video game namesake, and aerophobe, he spent 10 seasons (1969-1978) …

History Mystery Deepens as Pants Pocket Pics Proliferate

For all photos, click to enlarge The gent on the right in the photo above is Phillies manager Gene Mauch, who skippered the Phils from 1960 through 1968. Why am …

The Duke of Montreal: Snider Had Unusual Uni Modification

Click to enlarge Hall of Famer Duke Snider is best known for his 16-year stint with the Dodgers — first in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles. But he also …

A Uni Watch Look at Bill Virdon

For all photos, click to enlarge Former MLBer Bill Virdon, who was Rookie of the Year as a player and a two-time Manager of the Year as a skipper, died …

A Uni Watch Look at Astros Manager Dusty Baker

The World Series begins tonight, with the Astros making their third Series appearance in five years. Their uniforms haven’t changed during that time, but something else has — they’re now …

A Close Look at the Yankees’ Various ‘NY’ Logos

Let’s start today with something that most of you probably know already: The Yankees have some serious inconsistencies in their famed interlocking “NY” logo. As you can see above, there …

Which MLB Managers Still Wear a Full Uniform?

In a comment recently posted to the site, reader Robert Brashear said to me, “You might look into whether any [MLB] managers wear a jersey anymore. When’s the last time …

Did Bill Cowher Cause a Change in NFL Officials’ Unis?

Back in 1995, there was a now-famous incident involving Steelers coach Bill Cowher. The Steelers were facing the Vikings, and Vikes kicker Fuad Reveiz missed a field goal attempt during …

Are You Ready for Some Baseball?

Click to enlarge Paul here, filling in again for Phil, who’s off this weekend. Grapefruit and Cactus League action got underway in earnest yesterday, and there were several uni-notable aspects …

A Look Back at Mike McCarthy’s Odd Cap/Sharpie Habit

For all photos, click to enlarge With former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy heading back to the NFL coaching sidelines after a one-season absence, it’s worth remembering the he had …

Here’s Your Uniform — But It Won’t Be Your Uniform

Almost exacty four years ago, on Oct. 29, 2015, the Padres introduced newly hired manager Andy Green and, per the usual custom, had him don the team’s then-current jersey. As …

Gophers Unveil New Uni Set

Click to enlarge February isn’t usually the time for college football uniform news items, but the Minnesota Gophers came up with a whopper yesterday, as they unveiled a new uni …

Mike Schmidt? Hammerin’ Hank? The Homerun King?

@UniWatch @PhilHecken Celebrating '82 tonight. The year Schmidt didn't have his jersey on baseball card picture day. pic.twitter.com/4zLZdBgZLL — Frank McGuigan (@FrankMcGuigan) July 15, 2017 [Editor’s Note: Paul is on …