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Hyphenation Nation: Rangers Shorten Shortstop’s Name

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How do you fit shortstop prospect Tyler Depreta-Johnson’s unwieldy surname on the back of his spring training jersey? If you’re the Texas Rangers, you don’t even try — you just go with “D-Johnson.”

Or at least that’s what the Rangers have chosen to do this year. Last . . . → Read More: Hyphenation Nation: Rangers Shorten Shortstop’s Name

Tales from the Dream Shop: Restoring a Joe Torre Jersey

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[Editor’s Note: Back in January we had a guest entry from Bill Henderson about his restoration of an old Mickey Mantle jersey. That post was extremely popular, so today Bill is sharing the story of another fascinating project from his jersey-restoration business, the . . . → Read More: Tales from the Dream Shop: Restoring a Joe Torre Jersey

Monday Morning Uni Watch, Wild Card Edition

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Good morning! Interesting move prior to yesterday’s NFC Wild Card playoff game by Eagles center Jason Kelce, who wore an NNOB jersey for pregame warmups to symbolize the team’s “no-name” underdog status. He did wear a standard nameplate once the game started.

“No-name,” of course, has a . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch, Wild Card Edition

Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

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Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — have script NOBs!

That’s a pretty rare thing. Off the top of my head, I can think of only one . . . → Read More: Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt