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Discovering Japan: 1982 TV Show Hits NPB Uni Jackpot

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy, and where we had a very nice Laborious Day weekend. Hope you did as well.

Reader Dustin Meador recently let me know about a 1982 Canadian TV documentary special about MLB catcher Gary Carter — then a . . . → Read More: Discovering Japan: 1982 TV Show Hits NPB Uni Jackpot

Uni Watch Library: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Ballcaps

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[Editor’s Note: Good morning! Today we have a guest entry from Miles Crowther, who’s going to tell us about a new uni-centric book he recently acquired. Enjoy. — PL]

By Miles Crowther

Over the past few months I’ve become increasingly interested in Japanese baseball and started . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Library: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Ballcaps

How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Athletics Aesthetics?

The photo shown above is from a recent preseason Japanese baseball game at the Tokyo Dome between the Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The men wearing masks are the stadium’s grounds crew. (Also, it’s interesting that their attire is so heavily Under Armour-branded, right?)

That shot is one of several powerful images . . . → Read More: How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Athletics Aesthetics?

A Baseball and Sumo Trip Through Japan

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[Editor’s Note: Today we have an excellent guest entry from longtime reader/contributor Gordon Blau — that’s him above, with his wife, Chrysse — who’s going to tell us about his recent uni-related observations in Japan. — PL]

By Gordon Blau

Visiting Japan has long been on . . . → Read More: A Baseball and Sumo Trip Through Japan