MLB Teams Wearing Poppies for Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. This year, for the first time, MLB teams will mark the holiday by wearing remembrance poppies. (For more background on the history of this symbol, look here.) In addition, caps will have a Memorial Day patch.

If you’re mourning a fallen service member today, please accept my condolences, along with . . . → Read More: MLB Teams Wearing Poppies for Memorial Day

A’s, Mariners Open 2019 MLB Season in Japan

At this very moment, the A’s and Mariners are playing their season-opening game in Tokyo (I woke up and started writing this in the top of the fifth, and pressed the “Publish” button in the top of the eighth). As we knew would be the case, both teams are wearing advertising sleeve patches — . . . → Read More: A’s, Mariners Open 2019 MLB Season in Japan

Uni Watch Readers Catch Flaw in Bush Memorial Patch

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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

What Happens When the Logo Doesn't Match the Athlete?

The logo for the Pro Bowlers Association, shown at right, depicts a bowler silhouetted in white against a black background. Just as with Jerry Dior’s classic MLB logo, the silhouetted figure is cleverly positioned so that he could be either left-handed or right-handed, depending on whether you’re looking at him from the front or . . . → Read More: What Happens When the Logo Doesn’t Match the Athlete?