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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 …

Padres Ha-Seong Kim Adds Incredible Uni Modification

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from the site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may …

MLB Catchers Wearing Unusual Mitt/Wristband Strap

Click to enlarge 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 …

Met Marks Memorable Mask Milestone (Maybe)

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy June! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Now then: Only two weeks after taking a fastball to the face, …

Auction Listing Leads to Sporting Goods Rabbit-Hole Bonanza

For all images, click to enlarge Most of you have probably heard of sports auction houses like Grey Flannel, MeiGray, Steiner Sports, and a bunch of others. Those companies specialize …

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 …

Which MLB Teams Are Wearing Team-Branded Masks?

Embed from Getty Images As MLB teams return to their home stadiums for preseason workouts, it’s been interesting, and sometimes jarring, to see some players wearing masks during their training …

Totally Loopy: 49ers DB Has Unusual Pants Modification

Click to enlarge Reader/commenter RJ Nordlund noticed something really interesting during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game: Unlike most players, who tuck their waistband towels, well, into their waistbands, 49ers defensive back …

NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear

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 …