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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. …

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 …

It’s T20 Time

Click to enlarge 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” …

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 …

Your Guile, My Guile, Our Guile

[Editor’s Note: Although intern emeritus Vince Grzegorek has moved on to greener pastures, he’s still going to contribute occasional entries — like today’s, for example.] By Vince Grzegorek A few …

And Look, There’s a Young Marge Schott in the Front Row

A couple of Sunday nights ago at about 10 p.m., someone posted a comment that read, “Women’s Nazi Hockey Team.” It linked to the photo shown at right (here’s a …

PING… Ping… ping… [THUD]

[Editor’s Note: Just learned that this week’s ESPN column, which was originally slated to run on Thursday, is instead running today — here’s the link. Meanwhile, today’s blog entry is …

‘How Are They Gonna Know I’m a Hurricane?!’

As many of you have heard by now, Miami will have new football uniforms next season. Naturally, it’s premature to judge a set simply on the basis of an illustration …

Chain Letter

I don’t know what the record is for most mentions of chain-stitching in a week, but I think we’re about to break it. As you may recall, the topic first …

Insert Obligatory Jiminy Cricket Reference Here

There are a few jillion sports out there that I know exactly zero about, each with its own uniform protocols and history. So from time to time I want to …