Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst Orel Hershiser (shown above during his final MLB season, 2000). Here’s the transcript:

Joe Davis: Did you ever deal with tipping [your pitches]?

Orel . . . → Read More: Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Some Uni Watch Thoughts on Bill Buckner’s Passing

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Bill Buckner died yesterday. He wore several classic uniforms during his career (including the Cubs’ beautiful reverse-pinstriped road uniform, shown above), but of course he’ll always be remembered for making one of the more famous errors in baseball history during the 1986 World Series, when he played . . . → Read More: Some Uni Watch Thoughts on Bill Buckner’s Passing

Just How Many NFL Placekick Holders Wear Gloves?

It all started two days ago, when our own Alex Hider noticed Browns punter Britton Colquitt (shown above, in a game from earlier this year) wearing gloves while holding for a placekick in Sunday’s game against the Raiders. “Looks odd to me,” he said on Twitter. “Is it common for holders to wear gloves?”

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Tigers Talk Tools of the Trade

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[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from our own Mike Chamernik, and it’s really good. Enjoy. ”” PL]

By Mike Chamernik

I played baseball in high school, and during one practice I was walking maybe 20 feet behind first base as the team was taking infield. . . . → Read More: Tigers Talk Tools of the Trade