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Category: Hosiery

Sultan of Sock Gets Walking Papers from Halos

Click to enlarge The Angels gave skipper Joe Maddon the boot yesterday. Whatever else you can say about him, Maddon almost certainly led the league in managerial hosiery styles. It’s …

Leaked Socks (!) Hint at New MLB City Connect Unis

Good morning! Today I want to expand upon an item that Phil had in yesterday’s Ticker: the apparent leak of the Rockies’ and Padres’ City Connect socks. A quick refresher …

Browns Unveil 1946 ‘Throwback’ Uniforms

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good Sunday morning, Uni Watchers. Hope you all had a good Saturday. After Friday’s plethora of uni news, as you’re all likely aware, very early …

Two Little-Known Tales of MLB Hosiery History

I recently came across two interesting items about semi-recent MLB hosiery history that were new to me. First, longtime Uni Watch reader Trevor Williams alerted me to an interesting passage …

New Details Emerge on Astros’ Pioneering Two-in-Ones

Last Friday I wrote about how the Astros apparently pioneered the use of two-in-ones — in other words, socks with with a faux stirrup pattern knit into them — in …

FAKE! Old Pics Reveal Scandalous Astros Hosiery Truth

For all photos, click to enlarge There are several well-known examples of MLBers wearing a batting helmet in the field, including John Olerud, George Scott, Dick Allen, and a few …

Browns Go Classic, Become Latest Team to Reject Nikefication

Click to enlarge There you go — see how easy it is when you stick to the basics? The Browns finally unveiled their new uniform set yesterday. Much like the …

A Uni Watch Look at Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant died yesterday. I’ll leave it to others to address what he meant on a cultural or historical level, or even on a basketball level. Here at Uni Watch, …

Ivory Tower: Packers Are Latest NFL Team to Go Mono-White

For all photos, click to enlarge The Packers wore their Color Rash mono-whites last night. That made them the fourth NFL team to wear white jerseys, pants, and socks in …

Redlegs, Literally: Cincy Wears 1936 Throwbacks

The Reds had their latest 150th-anniversary throwback game yesterday, and it was the one I was most excited about, as they turned back to the clock to 1936 and broke …

A Uni Watch Look at Frank Robinson

Click to enlarge Frank Robinson died yesterday. You probably know that he was MLB’s first black manager, that he’s still the only player to have been named the MVP of …

To Tuck or Not to Tuck?

Reader Charles Noerenberg got in touch with me yesterday to point out a very small uni-related detail regarding an NHL player — a detail I had never noticed or even …

The Series When the White Sox Wore White Socks (mostly)

There are certain uniform variations and peculiarities that have become standard knowledge among the uni-scenti over the years. By now we all know that the Cowboys wore red, white, and …

A Look Back at the Lakers’ 2007 Throwback Short Shorts

Click to enlarge When it was announced that the Lakers would be wearing late-’80s throwbacks for last Friday night’s game against Golden State, several people felt obliged to quip, “Are …

Scenes from the Iowa State Baseball Tourney

Click to enlarge Each year reader Jesse Gavin covers the Iowa State Baseball Tournament, which is currently taking place in Des Moines, and spots all sorts of uni-notable items. “If …