From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole: A Conversation with Dick Armstrong

Photo courtesy of Dick Armstrong; click to enlarge

The photo shown above was taken during spring training in March of 1950. The gentleman on the right is Philadelphia A’s owner/manager Connie Mack, who was then 87 years old and was preparing to manage his 50th season — and, as it . . . → Read More: From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole: A Conversation with Dick Armstrong

Deep Dish Dishes Major Chicagoland Uni Intel

There’s a Uni Watch reader out there who does some uni-related work at the Bulls’ and Blackhawks’ arena in Chicago. He prefers to remain anonymous, so let’s call him Deep Dish — a reference to Watergate-era anonymous source Deep Throat and Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza.

Deep Dish recently shared a bunch of uni-related info . . . → Read More: Deep Dish Dishes Major Chicagoland Uni Intel

Another Piece of the Mr. Met Puzzle

As longtime readers are aware, I’ve been trying for years to determine the identity of the artist who created Mr. Met — not the live mascot but the cartoon character, who made his debut on the cover of the Mets’ 1963 yearbook. That yearbook also included a page introducing the new character, but no . . . → Read More: Another Piece of the Mr. Met Puzzle

Oregon Going Full-Puddles This Weekend

It'll be like looking in a mirror for Oregon on Saturday.

(via @GoDucks) pic.twitter.com/RFCgg3V1i7

— ESPN (@espn) September 23, 2016

The Oregon Ducks will be a little more duck-like for tomorrow’s game against Colorado, as they’ll be wearing orange facemasks, socks, and cleats, mimicking the orange elements of a duck . . . → Read More: Oregon Going Full-Puddles This Weekend