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Category: Pinkwashing

Brewers EQ Guy Goes Extra Mile With Grey Helmets, Pink Decals

Click to enlarge MLB did the usual pinkwashing for Ma’s Day yesterday. We all know the drill by now: pink caps, pink jersey ribbons, pink wristbands, belts, shoes, socks, catcher’s …

C’mon, Blue: Ump Uniform Oddities Continue to Pile Up

For all images, click to enlarge Good morning and welcome back to Ump Watch (now revised from the longer and clunkier Ump Patch Watch), where we continue to obsessively document …

A Brief Look at Mom’s Day in Baseball

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good Sunday morning, Uni Watchers, and Happy Mother’s Day. Or, to paraphrase the late, great Ralph Kiner, it’s Mother’s Day today, so to all you …

Think Pink: 2021 MLB Mother’s Day Caps Leak

For all caps, click to enlarge Almost all of MLB’s 2021 Ma’s Day caps briefly leaked yesterday on the Macy’s website. As you can see from the six designs shown …

MLB Celebrates Mother’s Day With a Bit Less Pink

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Happy Mother’s Day! MLB will be in the spirit (again) this year, but surprisingly, at least uniform-wise, they continue to dial it back from year’s …

Some Thoughts on This Year’s MLB Holiday Uniforms

As you probably know by now, MLB released its holiday uniforms on Friday. Phil had a full rundown on Saturday. If you haven’t already read that, start there so you’re …

Mother’s Day Recap Becomes Cap Logo Obsession

The video embedded above pretty well captures the absurdity of yesterday’s MLB Ma’s Day uniforms. This year, thankfully, they didn’t go with pink-trimmed jerseys, but that just made all the …

History’s Pinkest Number-Retirement Ceremony

Click to enlarge For five months now, ever since it was announced that Derek Jeter’s number would be retired on Mother’s Day, I’ve been wondering how the Yankees would handle …

MLB: The Pinkening, Year 2 (Day 1)

By Phil Hecken MLB’s love affair with special event uniforms continues, and in typical millennial fashion, works under the mantra of “anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” and that’s not …

NFL to End Pinktober, Expand Cancer-Awareness Program

Big news out of the NFL yesterday, as word came down that October will no longer be breast cancer awareness month beginning in 2017. A little birdie had tipped me …

You Must Wear the Ribbon (and the wristband, and the undershirt, and the batting gloves, and the compression sleeve, and the shoes, and the socks…)

For many of today’s photos, you can click to enlarge We knew MLB players would be wearing a lot of pink yesterday, including pink-lettered and -numbered jerseys (first time those …

Mother’s Day 2016: The Pinkening

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken After the past several years of turning most parts of the baseball field pink for Mother’s Day, from the plates on the …

MLB Releases Special Holiday Merch — er, Uniforms

MLB unveiled all of its holiday and special event uniforms in one fell swoop yesterday. That’s a departure from past years, when the various promotions were rolled out one at …

Giants (accidentally?) Reveal MLB Holiday Uniforms

Click to enlarge MLB hasn’t yet announced its uni-related plans for Memorial Day or Independence Day. There’s nothing unusual about that — those announcements (or leaks) usually don’t come our …

Should a Uni Violation Result in a Forfeiture?

What you see at right is the uniform worn by the Narbonne High School girls’ hoops team in California during last Saturday’s city section playoff win over View Park Prep. …