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Category: Equipment Managers

Book Cover Exposes Surprising Pirates Uni Detail

Click to enlarge The start of baseball season is traditionally when new baseball-centric books are published, and one of the new titles this year is former MLBer Dave Parker’s autobiography, …

Tigers Talk Tools of the Trade

Embed from Getty Images [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from our own Mike Chamernik, and it’s really good. Enjoy. ”” PL] By Mike Chamernik I played baseball …

Digitally Printed Graphics Are the Future of Goalie Gear

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a fascinating guest entry from Jon from TheGoalNet.com, who’s going to tell us how high-res digital printing is transforming goalie pad design. ”” PL] By …

Proposed NFL Rule Changes Would Allow Color Rush Opt-Out, Eliminate One-Shell Rule

NFL owners will be meeting next week to vote on a slew of proposed rule changes, bylaw adjustments, and more, ranging from the momentous (the Raiders’ possible move to Las …

Is This the Future of Catcher’s Equipment?

Photo by Skye Design Studios; click to enlarge The catchers shown above play for the independent Atlantic League. As you can see, their masks, chest protectors, and shin guards feature …

Chinny-Chin-Chin

It’s not often that a Uni Watch reader designs something that makes it onto an NFL gridiron, but that’s the case with the chinstraps you see above, which were designed …

Birds on a Bat – An Interview with Gary Kodner, St. Louis Cardinals Designer

By Phil Hecken Today I have another really special article for you fine readers. Like many guests whose stories I feature on here, the story of this began with a …

A Closer Look at MLB Patch Sharing

First and foremost: If you’ve been having any technical trouble with the site, please try clearing your browser’s cache. Should solve it. Sorry for the hassle. Now then: As daily …

Peel-and-Stick News Items

Click bottom photo to enlarge Yesterday I Ticker-linked to a screen shot indicating that the Mets had added uni numbers to the back of their batting helmets this year. As …

Another Uni Watch Exclusive: Watch the Squatch

Yesterday I mentioned that the Mets and White Sox would be debuting a new uniform element — one that has never previously appeared on an MLB diamond — in their …

Uni Watch Exclusive: Knob Job Update

Last summer I wrote an ESPN column about the small but growing trend of MLB teams putting decals on their bat knobs. Now the man behind that trend — Pro …

When a Sock is More Than a Sock

[Editor’s Note: Today’s post was penned by Vince Grzegorek, Web Editor at Cleveland Scene and “Intern Emeritus” at Uni Watch. Enjoy! — Phil Hecken] By Vince Grzegorek Lance Allred isn’t …

Like Father, Like Son

Yesterday I ran the transcript of Robert Harvell’s interview with longtime Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt. As many of you know, Todd was born into the job, because his father, …

Uni Watch Profiles: Todd Hewitt

As many of you know, the Rams fired longtime equipment manager Todd Hewitt back in January. Today we have an extensive interview with him, but it wasn’t conducted by me. …

Monday Morning Uni Watch: The Return of Outmania!

We’ll have a double-dose of spring training coverage today. Over on Page 2, I have an ESPN column on uni-notable developments around MLB training camps. Meanwhile, here on the blog, …