Some Long-Overdue Attention for the St. Louis Browns

The St. Louis Browns existed for half a century. During much of that time, they were a punchline. Now they’re even less than that — barely a footnote in MLB history. They appeared in only one World Series, in 1944, and that has always been considered to be an “asterisk pennant” because most of . . . → Read More: Some Long-Overdue Attention for the St. Louis Browns

Twins Photo Appears to Show MLB 150th-Anniversary Patch

For months now people have been asking me, “Is MLB going to have a 150th-anniversary patch for 2019?” And for months I’ve been responding, “I assume they will, but they haven’t released it yet and I don’t know what it’s going to be.”

With pitchers and catchers just a few weeks away, we may . . . → Read More: Twins Photo Appears to Show MLB 150th-Anniversary Patch

And Then There Were Two

When the 2017-18 NBA season tipped off a little more than a year ago, 17 of the league’s 30 teams had sold space on their jerseys to corporate advertisers. Another four teams joined the ad patch bandwagon during the 2017-18 season, plus three more during the offseason, one more during the 2018-19 preseason, and . . . → Read More: And Then There Were Two

College Football to Feature 150th-Anniversary Patch in 2019

More than two and a half years ago, I wrote that 2019 would probably be an epic year for anniversary patches. We’ve already seen the beginnings of that wave with the unveiling of the NFL’s crummy centennial logo. And yesterday came word that college football teams will wear a 150th-anniversary patch next season.

The . . . → Read More: College Football to Feature 150th-Anniversary Patch in 2019