Penguins, Islanders Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims

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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

Cardinals’ New Schoendienst Patch Echoes Old Musial Patch

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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

Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland

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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.

The . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland

Remembering Jackie Robinson Day

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Today marks the 71st anniversary of the day baseball changed forever, when a 28 year old rookie named Jack Roosevelt Robinson took the field in Brooklyn at Ebbets Field, making him the first player to break the “color barrier” in modern baseball. As you’re probably (and hopefully) . . . → Read More: Remembering Jackie Robinson Day