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Category: Memorials

Hornets Provide First View of NBA’s Bill Russell Memorial Patch

The patch will be worn throughout the league this season.

How the UK Sports World Reacted to Queen Elizabeth’s Death

The monarch’s death prompted an outpouring of memorials throughout the British uni-verse and beyond. Plus a new raffle and a lot more.

Dodgers Add ‘VIN’ Scully Memorial Patch to Jerseys

The legendary broadcaster died Tuesday night, Aug. 2, 2022. He was 94.

An Interview With the Ray Fosse Memorial Patch Designer

Photo by Kelley L. Cox, USA Today Sports; click to enlarge Last Friday I wrote about the old-timey microphone on the A’s memorial patch for Ray Fosse. One of the …

Rangers’ Gilbert Tribute Leads to Bizarre Uni Combo

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images; click to enlarge Visually jarring mix-and-match moment at Madison Square Garden last night, as the Rangers saluted the late Rod Gilbert by wearing …

Lions Make History with Surprise Uni Combo

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images; click to enlarge There are few things in sports more routine and less novel than a Lions/Packers game. The two teams have been playing each …

A Look at MLB’s 2021 Roberto Clemente Day Uniforms

For all photos, click to enlarge Yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day across Major League Baseball. As you can see above, all Pirates players wore No. 21 — nothing new about …

Florida State Pulls Out All the Stops for Bobby Bowden

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning and greetings from Fun City, where we got just a wee bit of rain last night. Even stadiums with roofs weren’t immune …

C’mon, Blue: Umps Perplex Again with New Patch Mystery

For all images, click to enlarge Good morning and welcome back to Ump Patch Watch, the website where we cover the exciting and wide-ranging world of Major League Baseball umpires’ …

EXCLUSIVE: MLB Umps Make Unprecedented Uni Adjustment

For all image, click to enlarge Sometimes I’ll spot something while watching a game — something small, something seemingly inconsequential — that sends me down a deep, deep rabbit hole …

Late-Breaking MLB Uni News, Just in Time for Opening Day

This season, we tip our caps #For44 and #ForKnucksie 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/CIAqoqh3jH — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 31, 2021 Good morning! Today is April 1, so I want to begin by …

Play Ball! Spring Training Games Provide Lots of Uni Observations

Click to enlarge Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. MLB spring training games got under way yesterday, and we …

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 …

Memorial Mystery: The Case of the Curious ‘44’

Click to enlarge 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” …

Flurry of NHL Uni-Related Moves as Season Gets Under Way

For all photos, click to enlarge 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 …