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 team-themed designs (from left: Lancaster Barnstormers; Somerset Patriots; Southern Maryland Blue Crabs; Sugar Land Skeeters; New Britain Bees; York Revolution; […]


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 by longtime reader and industrial designer Michael Princip. As some of you may recall, he’s the guy behind the Bulwark football helmet, which I […]

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 simple e-mail following a different guest writer’s article. This one stemmed from a recent post on the controversy over the “pointed W” on the […]

A Closer Look at MLB Patch Sharing

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Now then: As daily readers are aware, lately I’ve been following the phenomenon of MLB teams sharing memorial patches. It appears to have started last season, when the […]