Talkin' (Japanese) Baseball

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Over the course of the years, I’ve followed a twitter account that goes by Sons of Johnnie LeMaster (they have a blog, although it doesn’t appear as though it’s been updated recently. But in any event, I’ve corresponded with them (him), and occasionally they (he) have contributed a ticker item or three. . . . → Read More: Talkin’ (Japanese) Baseball

Buckling Up in the Bronx

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In Saturday’s Ticker, which was compiled by Phil, reader Jimmy Lonetti noticed that Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka appeared to be wearing a larger-than-usual belt buckle in a recent ESPN The Mag cover photo (shown above). That jogged a particular memory for me . . . → Read More: Buckling Up in the Bronx

How Low Can You Go?

Masahiro Tanaka, the Yanks’ new Japanese import, made his MLB debut on Friday. And as you can see in the two shots above, he was pulling the old Barry Bonds move of keeping his pant legs anchored to his shoes with straps that went under the soles. The strap was supposedly banned . . . → Read More: How Low Can You Go?

What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?

Life is always full of tragedy. But there are some tragedies that transcend the ordinary and become part of our larger collective consciousness. Sports uniforms, oddly enough, are a good measure of this: If a disaster is big enough to affect uniforms — not just for one team, but for multiple teams, or . . . → Read More: What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?