In Saturday’s Ticker, we had an item about how Phillips Academy Andover, the prep school where the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, was captain of the baseball team, is adding a memorial patch in Bush’s honor. The school showed a digital rendering of the patch design on . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Readers Catch Flaw in Bush Memorial Patch
On Monday I speculated about the various ways that the Steelers might memorialize the Tree of Life massacre victims. But the Penguins beat them to it. For last night’s home game against the Islanders, they wore a cleverly designed jersey patch featuring their standard triangle-based logo with . . . → Read More: Pens and Isles Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims
The Cardinals announced yesterday that they’ve added a memorial patch for longtime player, coach, and manager Red Schoendienst, who died last week at the age of 95. The patch will be worn for the balance of the 2018 season. And as you can see above, the Cards . . . → Read More: Cardinals’ New Schoendienst Patch Echoes Old Musial Patch
A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty’s mother, Gretchen Piscotty, died of ALS on Sunday night. It was the second time in less than two weeks that an Oakland player’s mom had passed away. The first death came on April 23, when reliever Yusmeiro Petit lost his mother, Rubia.