Gear up for the 2020 MLB Season with new gear from Nike

History Mystery: Why Did the Iron Horse Wear a Metal Pin?

Click to enlarge

A fascinating little MLB mystery unfolded yesterday on Twitter. It began when Matt Dahlgren (author of the baseball memoir Rumor in Town) posted the Lou Gehrig photo shown above. We can tell that the photo is from 1938 because Gehrig’s left sleeve has the World’s Fair sleeve . . . → Read More: History Mystery: Why Did the Iron Horse Wear a Metal Pin?

Nosy Business

Photo by Peter Diana, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; click to enlarge

Notice anything unusual about this photo of Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant from last Sunday’s game against the Vikings? Here, let’s take a closer look:

That’s right — Bryant was wearing a nose ring. I don’t think I’ve ever seen . . . → Read More: Nosy Business

Talking Wedding Rings With Bears QB Jordan Palmer

I was recently contacted by the folks behind the Qalo ring, which is pitched as a soft, flexible wedding band “for the active lifestyle.” I was curious about their product, because I’m fascinated by athletes who wear their wedding bands on the field, court, or ice (I wrote . . . → Read More: Talking Wedding Rings With Bears QB Jordan Palmer

Curling Pins, Revisited

Two years ago I did a post about the wonderful curling pins accumulated by reader Katie Moorhead’s family. Katie recently got back in touch with some good news: “Over Christmas, my grandma gave me some more curling pins from one of her friends. They were amazed that there were people [i.e., Uni Watch readers] who . . . → Read More: Curling Pins, Revisited