A Uni Watch Look at Frank Robinson

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Frank Robinson died yesterday. You probably know that he was MLB’s first black manager, that he’s still the only player to have been named the MVP of both leagues, and that he was fourth on the all-time home run list when he retired and is still tenth . . . → Read More: A Uni Watch Look at Frank Robinson

A Uni Watch Look at Game One of the World Series

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There was a uni-related anomaly in last night’s World Series opener even before the game started, as Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (above left) had a cap with the Postseason patch, rather than the World Series patch (as shown on the cap of teammate J.D. Martinez, above . . . → Read More: A Uni Watch Look at Game One of the World Series

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Paul here, pinch-hitting today for Phil, who has this weekend off. Yesterday I asked if anyone know more about straight-on football placekickers who tied the toe of their cleats to the back of their calf to make the toe point more upward. About half a dozen readers pointed me toward the photo you see . . . → Read More: Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland

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A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty’s mother, Gretchen Piscotty, died of ALS on Sunday night. It was the second time in less than two weeks that an Oakland player’s mom had passed away. The first death came on April 23, when reliever Yusmeiro Petit lost his mother, Rubia.

The . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland