Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

I got a note last night from reader Rich Friedman, as follows:

Has anyone ever looked into why the chest script and the NOBs on the Pitt Panthers’ black basketball uniforms are virtually unreadable?

I am the mop guy for the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, so I have arguably the best seat in the . . . → Read More: Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

Talking Hyphenated Jersey Names with Mariners Prospect Dom Thompson-Williams

Lots of people have noticed Mariners prospect Dom Thompson-Williams, who’s been wearing “T-Williams” on his back this spring. We’ve mentioned him in the Ticker, but today we’re going to take a more in-depth look.

Let’s start with some preliminary info:

• Thompson-Williams has never played above Single-A and is not on the M’s . . . → Read More: Talking Jersey Names with Mariners Prospect Dom Thompson-Williams

End of an Era: MLB to Be Nameplate-Free in 2019

Back in October, I wrote a Ticker item that said, “Chief Wahoo isn’t the only thing the Indians are leaving behind next season. A little birdie tells me they’re going to stop using nameplates and switch to direct-sewn NOB lettering. Ditto for the Rays.”

I had forgotten about that until yesterday, when a series . . . → Read More: End of an Era: MLB to Be Nameplate-Free in 2019

L.A. High School Hoops Team Puts a New Spin on FNOB

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The basketball team shown above is from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles. As you can see, their front-jersey design is very no-frills — no chest lettering, huge chest numbers. The wishbone-C on everyone’s left shoulder is for “Cathedral,” and three players also have a block-C on . . . → Read More: L.A. High School Hoops Team Puts a New Spin on FNOB