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Category: Fields, Courts, Etc.

The Brewers’ Unusual Dirt Around Home Plate

In Milwaukee, the area around the plate is shaped like, well, a plate.

Browns Apparently Putting Brownie the Elf at Midfield for 2022

After several years of not having a midfield logo, Cleveland now has the best one in the league.

Browns Letting Fans Vote on New Field Design

Fans can vote on four different designs

Chalk Talk: The Reds’ Bizarre Catcher’s Boxes

For all photos, click to enlarge It all started last Tuesday evening, when Padres radio broadcaster (and card-carrying Uni Watch member) Jesse Agler sent me a note from Cincinnati, where …

Chalk Talk: The Unique Batter’s Boxes of Dodger Stadium

Click to enlarge The screen shot above was taken at the very beginning of a recent MLB game in Colorado. As you can see, the foul lines and the lines …

Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

Click to enlarge Strange doings yesterday in Atlanta, as a memorial service for Henry Aaron was held at the Braves’ ballpark. As you can see, they emblazoned a huge “44” …

Flurry of NHL Uni-Related Moves as Season Gets Under Way

For all photos, click to enlarge The NHL season finally began last night. In a move that got no advance fanfare, at least that I’m aware of, the defending Stanley …

2020 Gets Last Licks With Suns/Jazz Rim Delay

Click to enlarge Happy New Year! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where we’re all happy to have turned the page on the calendar. But before the ball dropped at midnight, …

NBA Uni Barrage Brings Still More Unveilings and Leaks

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but yesterday was another big day for the NBA uni-verse, as several teams unveiled new uniforms and court designs, another …

How Many Dashes Does It Take to Draw a Semicircle?

As you may have heard or noticed, the Mavericks have added two silhouettes of Dirk Nowitzki to their court design this season. You can see one of them right in …

Grizzlies Unveil New Unis, Logo, Court & Advertiser

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

Wait — an NFL Game With Two Sets of Goalposts?

Click to enlarge The image above shows a Bears/Eagles game from 1970. At first glance it looks straightforward enough. But wait a minute — are there two sets of goalposts …

Building Baseball’s Cathedrals, Volume II

By Phil Hecken, with Ron Bolton Follow @PhilHecken Readers will recall I featured Ronnie Bolton (who posts on Twitter as @OTBaseballPhoto and who you should definitely follow) earlier this year …

YouTube TV Logo to Appear on Court for NBA Finals

During the past few NBA Finals series, lots of people have complained about the Finals logo not appearing on the court as it had during previous seasons. That won’t be …

NBA Teams and Their Courts Didn’t Always Match

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry by Dan Tarrant, who’s examining an intriguing aspect of NBA court design history. Enjoy. — PL] By Dan Tarrant For the better …