A Uni Watch Look at Don Maynard

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard died yesterday. I saw him play during the tail end of his career in the early 1970s, when I was just starting to watch football as a kid, and even then I spotted the uni-notable thing about him: He never […]

What Lockout? Kermit, Fozzie, and Animal Say, ‘Play Ball!’

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Good morning! There’s a lot of uni-related stuff to parse in this shot of the Muppets playing baseball. For example:

• Kermit does not have a fielder’s glove.

• Fozzie Bear appears to be the rare left-handed catcher.

• Kemit is wearing stirrups that loop right under […]

Houston Project Transforms Utility Boxes into Cool Uni Artwork

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Last winter I wrote about how a Baltimore artist had inspired people to repaint and decorate the city’s yellow salt boxes, thereby transforming a drab street fixture into an entertaining civic art program. Now longtime reader Omar Jalife has informed me that something similar […]

Pocket-Palooza: Floodgates Open on Obscure MLB Uni Detail

Our story so far: In 2019, I wrote a blog entry about how Casey Stengel had a little pocket added to his uniform pants when he managed the Yankees and Mets in the 1950s and ’60s. I thought that was a Stengel-specific thing until two weeks ago, when I learned that Expos coach Duke […]