Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst Orel Hershiser (shown above during his final MLB season, 2000). Here’s the transcript:

Joe Davis: Did you ever deal with tipping [your pitches]?

Orel . . . → Read More: Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

MLB Ties One On for Father’s Day

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Pirates catcher Elis Díaz got in the spirit of Pa’s Day yesterday by wearing a clip-on tie (with logo creep, groan) on his chest protector.

Okay, so that’s a fun gag. But did he actually wear that on the field? Yup:

And . . . → Read More: MLB Ties One On for Father’s Day

Some Uni Watch Thoughts on Bill Buckner’s Passing

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Bill Buckner died yesterday. He wore several classic uniforms during his career (including the Cubs’ beautiful reverse-pinstriped road uniform, shown above), but of course he’ll always be remembered for making one of the more famous errors in baseball history during the 1986 World Series, when he played . . . → Read More: Some Uni Watch Thoughts on Bill Buckner’s Passing

Talking NBA Armbands with Ace Collector Harrison Hall

I recently received a note from a guy named Harrison Hall (that’s him at right), who has an interesting hobby: He collects game-used NBA armbands, which he documents on an Instagram account that he shares with a friend and fellow collector.

It never occurred to me that someone would collect this particular accessory, . . . → Read More: Talking NBA Armbands with Ace Collector Harrison Hall