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Category: Equipment/Accessories

A Close Look at NFL Officials’ Beanbags

There’s more to this unassuming little accessory than meets the eye — sometimes.

NHL Reportedly Bans Use of Pride Tape

The league’s Pride controversy refuses to die.

Mets’ Lindor Wears Plastic Glove in the Field

The Gold Glover is now also a plastic glover.

Batty: Elly De La Cruz’s Knob Attachment Leads to DC Drama

A little plastic accessory caused a five-minute delay in last night’s game — with the perfect punchline.

What’s Up With Nick Ahmed’s C-Flap?

The Arizona infielder wears his headgear at an unusual angle.

Marlins Player Leads the League in Misguided Bat Tosses

On three separate occasions yesterday, Jazz Chisholm Jr. thought he’d worked out a walk. All three times he was wrong.

The Message Behind Aledmys Díaz’s Mismatched Batting Gloves

The Oakland player is sporting a new look on his hands this season. Here’s the story behind it.

Talking Baseball Gloves with Jimmy Lonetti of D&J Glove Repair

A longtime Uni Watch reader has become one of the premier glove-repair guys in the country, and he’s taking his business to the next level.

Batty: Mets Lead the League in Bat Knob Styles

On Monday afternoon, I was listening to the Mets/Marlins on the radio while going on my daily bike ride through Prospect Park. At one point, Mets play-by-play man (and card-carrying …

Stylin’: Marlins 2B Has Cool Shades, Lots of Other Uni Quirks

For all photos, click to enlarge I confess that I do not watch many Miami Marlins games. So when reader Tariq Khero recently asked if I had any thoughts on …

Shazam: Cubs Rookie Adds Mysterious Lightning Bolt to Helmet

Click to enlarge MLB players will sometimes add custom messages to their caps, wristbands, or other accessories. But it’s extremely rare, maybe even unheard of, for a player to add …

The Naked Truth: MLB Catcher Flashes Bald Head Under Mask

For all photos, click to enlarge Catchers who wear a conventional, old-style mask are required to wear a helmet under the mask. No helmet is required for catchers who wear …

Did a Pair of Orange Gloves Cost the Bengals the Super Bowl?

Aside from all the patch shenanigans, I thought there were no major uni-related storylines during the Super Bowl. But as an anonymous reader pointed out to me yesterday, a uni-related …

A Uni Watch Look at Astros Manager Dusty Baker

The World Series begins tonight, with the Astros making their third Series appearance in five years. Their uniforms haven’t changed during that time, but something else has — they’re now …