The Strange Story of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Necklace

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birthday was on Saturday — he turned 75 (just like the NBA this season!). And in a nice case of good timing, today’s Uni Watch entry is about him.

Here’s the deal: Uni Watch reader Daniel Wilson noticed something interesting while recently watching video of a Hawks/Bucks game from Oct. 17, 1970 […]

Another Mystery Solved, Plus More 1983 All-Star Goodness

Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday afternoon, a few hours after I posted yesterday’s blog entry about the White Sox No. 13 Mystery Man with the “Gallagher” NOB at the 1983 MLB All-Star Game, the Twitter account @QuirkyResearch lived up to its name by cracking the case.

@QuirkyResearch (which is tied to a website […]

Nats Unveil Championship Rings With Grammatical Error

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. I hope things are also going well in your household.

Now then: One of the many things put on hold by the pandemic was the unveiling of the Nationals’ championship rings. They finally went ahead and revealed […]

World Series Press Pins Inspire a New Uni Watch Pin

The National League Championship Series begins tonight, with the American League following tomorrow. Soon it’ll be time for the World Series, which means it will also be time for a special little corner of athletics aesthetics to make its annual appearance: World Series press pins.

World Series press pins date back to 1911. The […]