It was a tough day yesterday for unauthorized uniform accessories, as the NFL and NBA both sent their uni police squads after some rogue players, or at least some rogue gear.
Let’s start in the NFL, where, as I mentioned in yesterday’s MMUW roundup, Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr. wore an expensive wristwatch during . . . → Read More: NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear
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
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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
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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