What if...The Negro Leagues Never Folded?

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A couple months ago reader Tom Juettner approached me with an idea for an article in which rather than folding after integration took hold in MLB, the Negro League Baseball teams actually merged with the Major Leagues as constituted at the time. It’s an . . . → Read More: What if…The Negro Leagues Never Folded?

Reds Have Big Surprise Up Their Sleeves

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Ever since the Reds announced their massive 150th-anniversary throwback program last fall, I’ve had yesterday’s game, featuring Cincy’s 1956 road unis, circled on my calendar.

That’s not because the ’56 road greys are my favorites (that distinction goes to the 1936 design with the . . . → Read More: Reds Have Big Surprise Up Their Sleeves

GOAT Jerseys Takes On Three Classic Looks

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If you follow me on the Twitter (and I KNOW you do, right?), you see I have been re-tweeting an account named @GoatJerseys for quite some time — he’s most definitely a Uni Watch, and “one of us” for sure. I’ve actually been corresponding with the account . . . → Read More: GOAT Jerseys Takes On Three Classic Looks

Uni Watch Library: An MLB Recruiting Booklet from 1963

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When I’m editing Brinke Guthrie’s weekly “Collector’s Corner” column, every now and then I spot something that I decide to bid on myself instead of including in the column. That was the case with the amazing set of NFL rejection letters that I wrote . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Library: An MLB Recruiting Booklet from 1963