Chalk Talk: The Reds’ Bizarre Catcher’s Boxes

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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 he was getting ready for that night’s Padres/Reds game. He attached the photo shown above, featuring a minimalist catcher’s box. […]

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

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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 of the batter’s and catcher’s boxes are all the same width or thickness.

I think of that as the normal […]

Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

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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” in the ballpark’s outfield grass — a simple, straightforward gesture.

Or at least it should have been simple and straightforward. […]

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

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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 Cup champs, the Lightning, wore a championship banner-themed jersey patch for their opening game. I couldn’t find a good close-up […]