Tampa Bay Breaks Out the Devil Throwbacks

In a Saturday afternoon game against the (also) first place White Sox, Tampa Bay slipped into the old “Devil Rays” unis from, err, way way back in the late 90s. Despite being a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to baseball uniforms, I’ve always secretly liked this set. But it really is odd […]

English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

[Deputy Editor’s Note: With Paul now on his August blog-cation a couple days early, today we have a lede from our own Jamie Rathjen, who takes a look at cross-sport numbering systems. I’ll begin my August run starting tomorrow. — PH]

Last week, a fan of English soccer team Bradford City wrote a column […]

It’s T20 Time

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By Phil Hecken, with Jimmer Vilk

Quick story: I spent a semester (“J-Term” actually) in England during January of 1987; being Americans, we were used to “our” sports, and were of course somewhat surprised at the TV offerings when we arrived across the pond (remember, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet, […]

What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?

Life is always full of tragedy. But there are some tragedies that transcend the ordinary and become part of our larger collective consciousness. Sports uniforms, oddly enough, are a good measure of this: If a disaster is big enough to affect uniforms — not just for one team, but for multiple teams, or […]