MLB Catchers Wearing Unusual Mitt/Wristband Strap

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Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Now then: About two weeks ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching a Mets/Marlins game from Miami. At some point during the game, Marlins catcher Sandy León went out to the mound to chat with his pitcher, as […]

Met Marks Memorable Mask Milestone (Maybe)

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Good morning, and happy June! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend.

Now then: Only two weeks after taking a fastball to the face, Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was activated off the injured list yesterday and entered last night’s game against the Diamondbacks as […]

Auction Listing Leads to Sporting Goods Rabbit-Hole Bonanza

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Most of you have probably heard of sports auction houses like Grey Flannel, MeiGray, Steiner Sports, and a bunch of others. Those companies specialize in sports memorabilia, and their auction listings tend to get a lot of play in sports media outlets, including Uni […]

Two Little-Known Tales of MLB Hosiery History

I recently came across two interesting items about semi-recent MLB hosiery history that were new to me. First, longtime Uni Watch reader Trevor Williams alerted me to an interesting passage in former Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek’s Wikipedia entry, as follows:

Hrbek, who was notorious for losing his stirrups, was the most outspoken member […]