Yanks Do Really Simple Thing They’ve Never Done Before

2021 continues to be a banner year for MLB memorial patches, as a social media photo of pitcher Gerrit Cole revealed the team’s new “16” memorial for Whitey Ford.

As you may recall, Ford died on Oct. 8. The Yanks added a “16” sleeve memorial for him the following day and then were promptly . . . → Read More: Yanks Do Really Simple Thing They’ve Never Done Before

Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

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Strange doings yesterday in Atlanta, as a memorial service for Henry Aaron was held at the Braves’ ballpark. As you can see, they emblazoned a huge “44” in the ballpark’s outfield grass — a simple, straightforward gesture.

Or at least it should have been simple and straightforward. . . . → Read More: Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

Flurry of NHL Uni-Related Moves as Season Begins

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The NHL season finally began last night. In a move that got no advance fanfare, at least that I’m aware of, the defending Stanley Cup champs, the Lightning, wore a championship banner-themed jersey patch for their opening game. I couldn’t find a good close-up . . . → Read More: Flurry of NHL Uni-Related Moves as Season Gets Under Way

When a One-Year Thing Becomes a Long-Term Thing

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Membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner recently gave me an idea for a really fun topic: uniforms or uni elements that were originally intended to appear for only one season but ended up becoming long-term or even permanent fixtures.

The most notable example of this is probably . . . → Read More: When a One-Year Thing Becomes a Long-Term Thing